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Monday, February 12, 2001.
Met at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.
The following reports were severally read and placed on file:
A report of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (under the provisions of Section 9 of Chapter 87 of the Acts of 2000) submitting its quarterly status report on the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (received Monday, February 5, 2001); and
A report of the Attorney General (under Section 99(r) of Chapter 272 of the General Laws) relative to warrants sought for wire and oral communications (received Thursday, February 8, 2001).
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 inspection of the Bridgewater Treatment Center (received Monday, February 5, 2001); and
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 Bridgewater Boot Camp (received Tuesday, February 6, 2001).
Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Government Regulations, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 377) of Harriette L. Chandler for legislation to amend the composition of the membership of the Board of Registration in Dentistry;
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 395) of Cheryl A. Jacques, William Rodenbaugh, John A. Lepper and Elizabeth A. Poirier for legislation to provide for greater consumer protection in pharmacies; and
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 401) of Joan M. Menard and
Frederick E. Berry for legislation relative to the certification of speech language
pathology assistants and audiology assistants;
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Health Care.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.
Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert L. Hedlund (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to certain borrowing by the town of Cohasset [Local approval received]; and
By Mr. Tolman, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Edward Brassil and
Steven A. Tolman for legislation to provide for an inquiry into the safety of
low pressure boilers;
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 the development and preservation of affordable housing (House, No. 3902);
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to establishing a housing supply incentive program in the Commonwealth (House, No. 3903);
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to creating a pilot expansion of the Economic Development Incentive Program to include affordable housing development projects (House, No. 3904);
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to facilitating the development of underutilized facilities and properties for housing in the Commonwealth (House, No. 3905); and
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative
to rent withholding (House, No. 3906);
Severally to the committee on Housing and Urban Develop-ment.
Notice was received that the Speaker of the House had announced that Representatives Petrolati of Ludlow, Swan of Springfield, Scaccia of Boston, Correia of Fall River, Walrath of Stow, Owens-Hicks of Boston, Ciampa of Somerville, Harkins of Needham, Koczera of New Bedford, Larkin of Pittsfield, Broadhurst of Methuen, Flavin of Easthampton, Kulik of Worthington, Sullivan of Braintree, Lewis of Dedham, Atkins of Concord, Fresolo of Worcester, Jones of North Reading, Peterson of Grafton, Pope of Wayland and deMacedo of Plymouth had been appointed to serve on the joint special committee established (under the provisions of House order No. 4220 of 1999 and revived and continued by House order No. 3901 of 2001) to make an investigation and study of a new division of the Commonwealth into Congressional districts in conformity with law; forty Senatorial districts and eight Executive Councillor districts; and one hundred and sixty Representative districts.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “congratulating the Brotherhood of Congregation Mishkan Tefila on its twenty-fifth anniversary of observing Yom Hashoah”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “honoring Carolyn C. Winsor.”
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 six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.