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Thursday, January 6, 2000.
Met at three minutes past eleven o'clock A.M.
A communication from Daniel A. Grabauskas, Registrar, Registry of Motor Vehicles, submitting a progress report on RMV reforms (received Tuesday, January 4, 2000), was placed on file.
Ms. Murray presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Therese Murray for legislation relative to the powers, duties and terms of appointment of shellfish constables, and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Reports of Committees.
By Mr. Tolman, for the committee on Local Affairs, on petition, a Bill relative to the charter of the town of Walpole (Senate, No. 2062) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The House Bill relative to deceased depositors (House, No. 4586).
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4949) of David B. Cohen (mayor) and Peter J. Koutoujian (with the approval of the city council) that the commissioner of public works in the city of Newton be authorized to act upon certain petitions for the relocation of existing utilities;
To the committee on Government Regulations.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4950) of Thomas N. George and HenriS. Rauschenbach (by vote of the town) relative to the financing of a golf course by the town of Brewster;
To the committee on Local Affairs.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4956) of Robert A. DeLeo and another relative to notices of assessors' decisions in tax abatement appeals;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4957) of Robert A. DeLeo and another relative to requests for information on property valuation by boards of assessors; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4958) of Robert A. DeLeo and another relative to the deadline for filing property tax appeals;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Taxation.
A Bill relative to uniform crime reporting and campus security policies (House, No. 129, on House, No. 127, in part), was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
A Bill requiring salaries paid by a domestic company be authorized by its board of directors or trustees (House, No. 4906, on Senate, No. 662), was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.
An engrossed Bill authorizing an intergovernmental agreement among the town of Millbury, the city of Worcester and the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (see House, No. 3520) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and was signed by the President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
A petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2066) of Stephen F. Lynch and Martin J. Walsh for legislation relative to requiring the MDC to acquire certain parcels of land in Dorchester, came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in the reference to the committee on Housing and Urban Development and had referred the petition to the committee on State Administration.
On motion of Mr. Bernstein, the Senate insisted on its reference to the committee on Housing and Urban Development.
The petition was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.
Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.
There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:
The House Bill repealing the law authorizing the town of Holbrook to establish a betterment reserve fund (printed in House, No. 4887), was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
A Bill relative to the Provincetown Pier Corporation (House, No. 4903, on House, No. 4797, in part), was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Resor, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Creedon) “congratulating Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc. on the occasion of its twenty-fifth anniversary”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “honoring the memory of Raymond Feeley”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) “congratulating the administration, physicians and staff of the Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital on their recognition as one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rauschenbach) “congratulating Arthur K. Marney on the occasion of his retirement”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Clayton Sykes Scott of Seekonk upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”.
On motion of Ms.
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven o'clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
On motion of Mr. Rauschenbach, at seven minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o'clock A.M.