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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, February 18, 1999.

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

Communications.

A communication was received from the President announcing the appointments of Regla Gonzalez, Zakiya Alake and Juan M. Cofield to the urban initiative fund advisory committee (established pursuant to section 137 of chapter 133 of the Acts of 1992). The communication was placed on file.

A communication from the Boston Redevelopment Authority (under the provisions of Section 4(f) of Chapter 152 of the Acts of 1997) relative to certain notices sent to certain record owners of property within the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (received Thursday, February 11, 1999),— was placed on file.

Report.

A report of the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation (under the provisions of Section 6 of Chapter 40G of the General Laws) submitting a copy of its annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1999 (received Wednesday, February 17, 1999),— was placed on file.

Distinguished Guests.

The Chair (Ms. Melconian) introduced, seated in the rear of the Chamber, the Milford Boy Scouts Troop #4. The troop was accompanied by their leaders Bob Morin and John Rowan and is sponsored by St. Mary's Parish in Milford. They were the guests of Senator Moore.

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 Mary Horrigan for legislation relative to the determination of paternity.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Creem, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

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 Stephen F. Lynch for legislation to require the Metropolitan District Commission to acquire certain parcels of land in South Boston.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Creem, 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.

By Mr. Tolman, for the committee on Local Affairs, on petition, a Bill authorizing the town of Winthrop to use certain park and recreation land for school purposes (Senate, No. 965) [Local approval received]; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the town of Natick to sell a certain building (printed as House, No. 693) [Local approval received];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Glodis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1723) of Guy W. Glodis and John J. Binienda (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to authorizing the city of Worcester to enact certain traffic and parking ordinances [Local approval received]; and
By Mr. Lees, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1724) of Brian P. Lees and Mary S. Rogeness (by vote of the town of Hampden) for legislation to establish the Scantic Valley Water District [Local approval received];
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Local Affairs.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Creedon (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Thomas Rokus for legislation relative to the excise on certain motor vehicles; and
By Mr. Montigny, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mark C. Montigny for legislation relative to designating the Purchase Street exit off of state highway Route 18 in memory of Alvin Glaser;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Birmingham) "on the retirement of Elizabeth A. McDonald";
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem, Messrs. Antonioni, Bernstein, Berry, Birmingham, Brewer, Clancy, Creedon, Ms. Fargo, Messrs. Glodis, Havern, Hedlund, Ms. Jacques, Messrs. Jajuga, Joyce, Knapik, Lees, Lynch, Magnani, Ms. Melconian, Messrs. Montigny, Moore, Morrissey, Ms. Murray, Messrs. Norton, Nuciforo, Pacheco, Panagiotakos, Rauschenbach, Rosenberg, Shannon, Mrs. Sprague, Messrs. Tarr, Tisei, Tolman, Travaglini, Ms. Tucker and Ms. Wilkerson) "honoring Senator Lois G. Pines";
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Jajuga) "congratulating Anita Taylor of Methuen"; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Magnani) "congratulating Ashland High School for being recognized as one of the nation's top high schools".

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Messages were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to setting reasonable rates for unemployment insurance contributions (House, No. 3958); and
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to unemployment insurance contributions for the year 2000 (House, No. 3959);
Severally to the committee on Commerce and Labor.
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to providing for the improvement of public libraries (House, No. 3960);
To the committee on State Administration.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Fargo,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday 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. Tarr, at six minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o'clock A.M.