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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tuesday, January 19, 1999.

Met at seven minutes past eleven o'clock A.M.

Appointments of Majority and Minority Leaders.

The President and the Minority Leader, Mr. Lees, announced the following leadership appointments of their respective parties:

Majority Floor Leader. — Senator Melconian of Hampden.

Assistant Majority Leader. —- Senator Rosenberg of Hampshire and Franklin.

2nd Assistant Majority Leader-Majority Whip. — Senator Travaglini of Suffolk and Middlesex.

Assistant Minority Floor Leader. — Senator Tisei of Middlesex.

2nd Assistant Minority Leader-Minority Whip.— Senator Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire.

3rd Assistant Minority Leader-Assistant Minority Whip. — Senator Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.

Senate Standing Committees.

The President and the Minority Leader, Mr. Lees, announced appointments to the following Senate Standing Committees:

Rules. — The President, Senators Melconian of Hampden, Rosenberg of Hampshire and Franklin, Clancy of Essex, Lees of Hampden and Hampshire and Tisei of Middlesex.

Ways and Means. Senators Montigny of Bristol, Berry of Essex, Shannon of Middlesex, Magnani of Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester, Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex, Jajuga of Essex, Antonioni of Worcester and Middlesex, Murray of Plymouth and Barnstable, Clancy of Essex, Havern of Middlesex, Morrissey of Norfolk and Plymouth, Wilkerson of Suffolk, Nuciforo of Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Lynch of Suffolk, Rauschenbach of Cape and Islands, Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk and Sprague of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth.

Administration.— The President, Senators Melconian of Hampden, Jajuga of Essex, Clancy of Essex and Lees of Hampden and Hampshire.

Bills in the Third Reading.— Senators Clancy of Essex, Moore of Worcester and Norfolk, Murray of Plymouth and Barnstable, Bernstein of Worcester and Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire.

Ethics. — Senators Tucker of Essex and Middlesex, Clancy of Essex, Lynch of Suffolk, Fargo of Middlesex and Brewer of Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin and Sprague of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex.

Post Audit and Oversight. — Senators Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex, Havern of Middlesex, Pacheco of Plymouth and Bristol, Moore of Worcester and Norfolk, Shannon of Middlesex, Panagiotakos of Middlesex and Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.

Science and Technology. — Senators Magnani of Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester, Fargo of Middlesex, Jajuga of Essex, Tolman of Middlesex and Suffolk, Creedon of Plymouth and Bristol, Sprague of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex and Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.

Steering and Policy.— The President, Senators Brewer (Chairman) of Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex, Melconian of Hampden, Rosenberg of Hampshire and Franklin, Montigny of Bristol, Murray of Plymouth and Barnstable, Jajuga of Essex, Glodis of Worcester, Lees of Hampden and Hampshire and Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire.

Joint Standing Committees.

The President and the Minority Leader, Mr. Lees, announced the following appointments to the Joint Standing Committees:

Banks and Banking. — Senators Nuciforo of Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Bernstein of Worcester, Creedon of Plymouth and Bristol, Joyce of Suffolk and Norfolk, Tolman of Middlesex and Suffolk and Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.

Commerce and Labor. — Senators Lynch of Suffolk, Magnani of Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester, Wilkerson of Suffolk, Pacheco of Plymouth and Bristol, Tucker of Essex and Middlesex and Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.

Counties. — Senators Norton of Bristol, Moore of Worcester and Norfolk, Berry of Essex, Lynch of Suffolk, Panagiotakos of Middlesex and Sprague of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex.

Criminal Justice. — Senators Creem of Middlesex and Norfolk, Joyce of Suffolk and Norfolk, Antonioni of Worcester and Middlesex, Bernstein of Worcester, Creedon of Plymouth and Bristol and Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire.

Education, Arts and Humanities. — Senators Antonioni of Worcester and Middlesex, Clancy of Essex, Walsh of Norfolk and Suffolk, Jajuga of Essex, Lynch of Suffolk, and Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire.

Election Laws. Senators Glodis of Worcester, Bernstein of Worcester, Shannon of Middlesex, Fargo of Middlesex, Creem of Middlesex and Norfolk and Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.

Energy. — Senators Fargo of Middlesex, Brewer of Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Berry of Essex, Joyce of Suffolk and Norfolk, Glodis of Worcester and Rauschenbach of Cape and Islands.

Federal Financial Assistance.— Senators Norton of Bristol, Panagiotakos of Middlesex, Murray of Plymouth and Barnstable, Creem of Middlesex and Norfolk, Tolman of Middlesex and Suffolk and Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.

Government Regulations. — Senators Morrissey of Norfolk and Plymouth, Jajuga of Essex, Pacheco of Plymouth and Bristol, Joyce of Suffolk and Norfolk, Clancy of Essex and Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.

Health Care. — Senators Moore of Worcester and Norfolk, Pacheco of Plymouth and Bristol, Murray of Plymouth and Barnstable, Bernstein of Worcester, Fargo of Middlesex and Rauschenbach of Cape and Islands.

Housing and Urban Development. — Senators Panagiotakos of Middlesex, Creedon of Plymouth and Bristol, Berry of Essex, Walsh of Norfolk and Suffolk, Tucker of Essex and Middlesex and Tisei of Middlesex.

Human Services and Elderly Affairs. — Senators Murray of Plymouth and Barnstable, Tucker of Essex and Middlesex, Magnani of Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester, Nuciforo of Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Joyce of Suffolk and Norfolk and Tisei of Middlesex.

Insurance. — Senators Bernstein of Worcester, Berry of Essex, Moore of Worcester and Norfolk, Pacheco of Plymouth and Bristol, Shannon of Middlesex and Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.

The Judiciary. — Senators Creedon of Plymouth and Bristol, Antonioni of Worcester and Middlesex, Walsh of Norfolk and Suffolk, Clancy of Essex, Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex and Lees of Hampden and Hampshire.

Local Affairs. — Senators Tolman of Middlesex and Suffolk, Wilkerson of Suffolk, Brewer of Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Nuciforo of Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Creem of Middlesex and Norfolk and Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire.

Natural Resources and Agriculture. — Senators Pacheco of Plymouth and Bristol, Antonioni of Worcester and Middlesex, Morrissey of Norfolk and Plymouth, Fargo of Middlesex, Tucker of Essex and Middlesex and Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.

Public Safety. — Senators Jajuga of Essex, Walsh of Norfolk and Suffolk, Havern of Middlesex, Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex, Brewer of Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin and Sprague of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth.

Public Service. — Senators Joyce of Suffolk and Norfolk, Havern of Middlesex, Lynch of Suffolk, Panagiotakos of Middlesex, Fargo of Middlesex and Sprague of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth.

State Administration. — Senators Wilkerson of Suffolk, Shannon of Middlesex, Berry of Essex, Glodis of Worcester, Tolman of Middlesex and Suffolk and Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire.

Taxation. — Senators Walsh of Norfolk and Suffolk, Magnani of Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester, Antonioni of Worcester and Middlesex, Bernstein of Worcester, Clancy of Essex and Sprague of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth.

Transportation. — Senators Havern of Middlesex, Murray of Plymouth and Barnstable, Morrissey of Norfolk and Plymouth, Pacheco of Plymouth and Bristol, Moore of Worcester and Norfolk, Fargo of Middlesex and Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.

Communication.

A communication from Michael G. Bellotti, Sheriff, Norfolk County, submitting a plan of action letter in response to inspection of the Norfolk County Correctional Center (received Thursday, January 14, 1999),— was placed on file.

Reports.

A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Massachusetts Treatment Center, in the town of Bridgewater (received Tuesday, January 12, 1999),— was read and sent to the House for its information.

The following reports were severally read and placed on file:
A report of the Office of the Comptroller (under the provisions of Section 12 of Chapter 7 of the General Laws) submitting the Commonwealth's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1998 (received Wednesday, January 13, 1999); and
A report of the Department of Telecommunications and Energy (under the provisions of Section 1E(d) of Chapter 164 of the General Laws) on the status of mediation claims reviewed by said department for the period July 1, 1998 to December 31, 1998 (received Thursday, January 14, 1999).

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) "congratulating Raymond E. Wead, Sr., on the occasion of his one hundredth birthday", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Ms. Melconian, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Bernstein, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) "honoring Shepherd Hill Regional High School on being selected by U.S. News & World Report as one of ninety-six outstanding American high schools'", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Ms. Melconian, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Bernstein, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) "congratulating the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School varsity football team on winning the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Division I Super Bowl championship", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Ms. Melconian, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Bernstein, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) "congratulating the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School varsity football team on winning the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic association Division IV Super Bowl championship", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Ms. Melconian, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Bernstein, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) "congratulating Adam J. Ludovicz upon the occasion of his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Ms. Melconian, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Bernstein, and adopted.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Travaglini,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday 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. Knapik, at nine minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o'clock A.M.