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Thursday, March 4, 1999.
Met at four minutes past eleven o'clock A.M. (Ms. Melconian in the Chair).
By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Human Services and Elderly
Affairs, on Senate, No. 572 and House, No. 2900, a Bill relative to the support of quality early
care and education programs in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 572);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to establish a program of neighborhood and family support (Senate, No. 576); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 619 and 603 and House, No. 448, a Bill relative to crimes committed by persons licensed by the Office for Children (Senate, No. 619);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
A communication from the Department of Education (under the
provisions of Chapter 69 of the General Laws, and in accordance with requirements of Chapter
645 of the Acts of 1948, as amended) submitting interim regulations pertaining to school
construction under the school building assistance program (Senate, No. 1728) (received Tuesday,
March 2, 1999);was referred to the committee on Education, Arts and
A report of the Massachusetts Capital Resource Company (under the
provisions of Section 20 of Chapter 816 of the acts of 1977) submitting its twenty-second annual
report (Senate, No.1727) (received Monday, March 1, 1999); was referred to the
committee on Taxation.
The following reports were severally read and sent to the House for its
A report of the Bureau of Special Investigations (under the provisions of Section 15D(6) of Chapter 22 of the General Laws) submitting a report of its activities for the month of January, 1999 (received Wednesday, March 3, 1999); 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 certain correctional facilities in the Commonwealth;
Of the Essex County Correctional Alternative Center in the city of Lawrence (received Wednesday, March 3, 1999).
Of the David B. Nelson Correctional Addiction Center in the city of New Bedford (received Wednesday, March 3, 1999); and
Of the Hampden County Correctional Center in the town of Ludlow (received Wednesday, March 3, 1999).
The following reports were severally read and placed on file:
A report of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission (under the provisions of Section 38 of Chapter 10 of the General Laws) submitting a copy of its twenty-fifth annual report on charitable gaming (received Monday, March 1, 1999); and
A report of the Department of Education (under the provisions of Chapter 276 of the Acts of 1998) submitting a guide on choosing and using curricular materials on genocide and human rights (received Tuesday, March 2, 1999).
Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Travaglini, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert E. Travaglini, Robert A. DeLeo and Robert Hanlon for legislation to authorize and direct the reinstatement of Robert Hanlon as a member in service of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority;
By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert E. Travaglini for legislation to authorize the commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to sell and convey a certain parcel of land in the city of Chelsea; and
By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert E. Travaglini for legislation to improve insurer relations with physicians;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were
forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) "urging support for the conclusions of the United States Congress concerning Tibet";
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Fargo) "congratulating Chelmsford Police Chief Armand Caron upon his retirement";
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Melconian and Messrs. Lees and Knapik) "congratulating the Pioneer Valley Girl Scout Council, Inc. on their celebration of Girl Scout Week'";
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) "honoring the Bellingham High School Blackhawks varsity football team";
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) "honoring the Northbridge High School Rams varsity football team"; and
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) "commending the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States on the occasion of its centennial anniversary".
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Messages were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Message from His Excellency the Governor (under the provisions of Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation relative to extending the date for a special election in the town of Longmeadow (House, No. 4131);
To the committee on Election Laws.
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to the development of the Route 3 North transportation improvement project (House, No. 4132);
To the committee on Transportation.
On motion of Ms. Wilkerson,
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. Rauschenbach, at six minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o'clock A.M.