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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, January 28, 1999.

Met at two minutes past eleven o'clock A.M. (Ms. Melconian in the Chair).

Petitions.

The following petitions (having been presented prior to five o'clock P.M. on Wednesday, December 2, 1998) were referred, as follows:
By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 9) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to authorize certain structures to be exempted from certain harbor lines within Smith Cove, Gloucester Harbor, in the city of Gloucester,— and the same was transmitted, under the provisions of Section 5 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws, to the Secretary of State.

By Mr. Morrissey, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1717) of Michael W. Morrissey, Robert S. Creedon, Jr., and Robert J. Nyman (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the Rockland Sewer Commission to enter into a contract for the disposal of sewage [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Local Affairs.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Moore (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Rosaire Rajotte for legislation relative to equal fringe benefits for city and town employees;
By the same Senator (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rules 12 and 7B) of Rosaire Rajotte for legislation relative to a grant for the town of Northbridge for funding a swimming pool;
By the same Senator (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Rosaire Rajotte for legislation relative to regional district government;
By the same Senator (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Rosaire Rajotte for legislation relative to part-time Registry of Motor Vehicles offices;
By the same Senator (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Rosaire Rajotte for legislation relative to the human resources commission of cities and towns; and
By the same Senator (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Rosaire Rajotte for legislation to increase the duties of the Attorney General:
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Melconian, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Charles E. Shannon, Vincent P. Ciampa, Patricia D. Jehlen and Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. (with the approval of the mayor and the city council) for legislation relative to the sale of wine and malt beverages in the city of Somerville [Local approval received].
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Government Regulations.

By Ms. Melconian, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Charles E. Shannon and the Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials, Inc., by Kevin F. Oliver, for legislation relative to the uniform procurement act.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on State Administration.

Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Berry) "congratulating Elayne M. Hart on the occasion of her retirement from the Salem Housing Authority", 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 Ms. Murray, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) "commending Hugh Smith on the occasion of his retirement after 40 years of public service to the town of Holbrook", 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 Ms. Murray, and adopted.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Nuciforo,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven o'clock A.M.

On motion of Mr. Travaglini, at five minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o'clock A.M.