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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tuesday, February 22, 2000.

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

Reports of a Committee.

Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matters be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The House bills
Designating a certain exit ramp in the city of New Bedford as the Alvin Glaser Memorial Exit (House, No. 4966); and
Relative to the duties of escrow agents (House, No. 5002).


A communication, received by the Clerk from the Office of the President, transmitting resolutions adopted by the Maine Legislature, of a Joint Resolution expressing support for a New England coalition on prescription drug prices (received on Friday, February 18, 2000),— was placed on file.

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2017) of William F. Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Richard T. Moore and Angelo M. Scaccia for legislation relative to annual service plan filings by health maintenance organizations and certain prescription price disclosures,— and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Ways and Means.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the discharge of the joint committee.


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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem and Ms. Jacques) “honoring Herman Brown on his retirement”.

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., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

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