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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Monday, February 5, 2001.

 

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.

 

Distinguished Guests.

The President introduced, seated in the rear of the Chamber, students and teachers from Wayland High School. They were the guests of Senator Fargo.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer and David C. Bunker, Jr., for legislation to provide children of state employees killed while on duty tuition to state colleges and the state university; and

By Mrs. Sprague, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jo Ann Sprague for legislation to prevent fungal infections of nails;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Messages were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to providing enhanced educational opportunity for students (House, No. 3025);
To the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to the health care system in the Commonwealth (House, No. 3026); and

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to providing financial relief to health care providers (House, No. 3027);
Severally to the committee on Health Care.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to the Welfare Reform Program (House, No. 3028)
To the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to the reorganization of certain functions within the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (House, No. 3029)
To the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to family friendly benefits (House, No. 3030); and

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to establishing a firefighters career incentive pay program (House, No. 3031);
Severally to the committee on Public Service.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to the Office of the Inspector General (House, No. 3032);
To the committee on State Administration.

The biennial report of the Commissioner of Revenue (under Section 10C of Chapter 58 of the General Laws) submitting an equalization and apportionment upon the several cities and towns of the amount of property and proportion of every one thousand dollars of state or county tax which should be assessed upon each city or town (House, No. 3033),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Taxation.

 Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Richard and Emily Pacheco on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary.”

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.