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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, February 1, 1999.

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

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Travaglini, for the special committee appointed to arrange the seats of the members of the Senate, reported, recommending the following:

16. Hon. Dianne Wilkerson
On the President's Left. On the President's Right.
1. Hon. Linda J. Melconian 1. Hon. Edward J. Clancy, Jr.
2. Hon. Stanley C. Rosenberg 2. Hon. Frederick E. Berry
3. Hon. Robert E. Travaglini 3. Hon. Henri S. Rauschenbach
4. Hon. Cheryl A. Jacques 4. Hon Brian P. Lees
5. Hon. Mark C. Montigny 5. Hon. Richard R. Tisei
6. Hon. Robert A. Havern 6. Hon. Michael R. Knapik
7. Hon. Stephen F. Lynch 7. Hon. Bruce E. Tarr
8. Hon. David P. Magnani 8. Hon. Robert L. Hedlund
9. Hon. Charles E. Shannon 9. Hon. Jo Ann Sprague
10. Vacant 10. Hon. Guy W. Glodis
11. Vacant 11. Hon. Richard T. Moore
12. Hon. Thomas C. Norton 12. Hon. Susan C. Tucker
13. Hon. Robert A. Antonioni 13. Hon. Steven A. Tolman
14. Hon. Marian Walsh 14. Hon. Susan C. Fargo
15. Hon. Brian A. Joyce 15. Hon. Cynthia Stone Creem
16. Hon. Stephen M. Brewer
17. Hon. Steven C. Panagiotakos 17. Hon. Marc R. Pacheco
18. Hon. Therese Murray 18. Hon. Michael W. Morrissey
19. Hon Robert A. Bernstein 19. Hon. Robert S. Creedon, Jr.
20. Hon. Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. 20. Hon. James P. Jajuga

The report was placed on file.

Communication.

A communication from Michael G. Bellotti, Sheriff, Norfolk County, submitting a plan of action letter in response to inspection of the Braintree alternative Center (received Thursday, January 28, 1998),— was placed on file.

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and sent to the House for its information:
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 the inspection of the Bristol County Jail and House of Correction/Dartmouth (received on Monday, January 25, 1999);
A report of the Massachusetts Lottery Commission (under the provisions of Section 24 of Chapter 10 of the General Laws) submitting its consolidated statement of operations for the month of November, 1998 (received Friday, January 22, 1999);
A report of the Bureau of Special Investigations (under the provisions of Section 15D(6) of the General Laws) submitting a report of its activities for the month of December, 1999 (received Monday, January 25, 1999); and
A report of the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (under the provisions of section 3 of Chapter 55A of the General Laws) submitting a report summarizing the Com mon wealth's system of limited public financing of campaigns for statewide elective office during the 1998 election.
A report of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, Human Resources Division (under the provisions of Governor Cellucci's veto of Section 402 of Chapter 194 of the Acts of 1998),— was placed on file.

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Antonioni) "congratulating Lieutenant Gregg Normandin of the Fitchburg Fire Department", 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. Tolman, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Melconian and Mr. Knapik) "honoring Valley Communications Systems, Inc., as the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year", 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. Tolman, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) "honoring Shawn R. Miranda, Jr., upon 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. Tolman, and adopted.

Petitions.

On motion of Mr. Bernstein, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Shannon (accompanied by bill) of Charles E. Shannon and Michael W. Morrissey for legislation to expand the definition of plumbing to include all vacuum, air and distilled water piping for medical gases for hospitals, schools and medical research laboratories,— and the same was referred to the committee on Government Regulations.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

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 (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1719) of Bruce E. Tarr and Bradford Hill (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Ipswich to issue three additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises;
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Government Regulations.

By the same Senator, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1718) of Bruce E. Tarr (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide for the conveyance by the town of Rowley of certain conservation land;
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Local Affairs.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Mr. Nuciforo presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. (with the approval of the mayor and the city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Pittsfield to issue two additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Communication.

A communication was received from the Clerk of the House of Representatives announcing the appointment of Scott J. Mitchell of Burlington as Assistant Clerk of the House of Representatives.
The communication was placed on file.

Messages were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Message from His Excellency the Governor submitting (under Article LXXXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution) Reorganization Plan Number 1 of 1999, relative to the reorganization, transfer, and consolidation of the Department of Public Safety (House, No. 2464);
Message from His Excellency the Governor submitting (under Article LXXXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution) Reorganization Plan Number 2 of 1999, relative to reorganizing the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs by consolidating the Department of Environmental Management and the Metropolitan District Commission into one department of conservation and recreation (House, No. 2465); and
Message from His Excellency the Governor submitting (under Article LXXXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution) Reorganization Plan Number 3 of 1999, relative to the Department of Youth Services (House, No. 2466);
Severally, under suspension of the first paragraph of Joint Rule 23A, to the committee on State Administration.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2469) of Edward G. Connolly relative to authorizing the Department of Social Services to investigate complaints received by said department concerning a certain family in the city of Everett,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at one o'clock P.M., and that the Clerk be authorized to place in the Orders of the Day forthcoming recommendations from the committee on Rules regarding the Rules of the Senate for the years 1999-2000.

On motion of Mr. Knapik, at twelve minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at one o'clock P.M.