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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, March 11, 1999.

Met at six minutes past eleven o'clock A.M.

Report.

A report of the Administrative Office of the Trial Court (under the provisions of section 2, item 0330-3200 of Chapter 194 of the Acts of 1998) relative to the number of Trial Court court officers and security guards (received Tuesday, March 9, 1999),—was placed on file.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Ms. Creem (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Ann Marie Coleman for legislation to authorize the Board of Cosmetology to regulate the presence of pets on salon premises;
By Mr. Glodis, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Raymond V. Mariano, mayor, Thomas R. Hoover, city manager, Guy W. Glodis and Robert A. Bernstein (with approval of the city council) for legislation to establish minimum and maximum ages for entry into the police and fire departments of the city of Worcester [Local approval received];
By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Raymond V. Mariano, mayor, Thomas R. Hoover, city manager, Guy W. Glodis and Robert A. Bernstein (with the approval of the city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Worcester to establish fines and other measures for the control of dogs in the city of Worcester [Local approval received];
By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to regulate certain documents containing photographic images;
By Mr. Jajuga, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James P. Jajuga for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Lee Privitera, an employee of the Trial Court;
By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard T. Moore, Guy W. Glodis and Paul K. Frost for legislation to designate a portion of route 146 as the Blackstone Valley Parkway;
By Ms. Murray, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Thomas F. Reilly, Attorney General, Therese Murray, Brian Knuuttila, Brian P. Lees and other members of the General Court for legislation to prohibit the disclosure of address and telephone numbers of victims of domestic violence;
By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bradford Hill, James P. Jajuga, Susan C. Tucker and others for legislation to provide for unfunded county pension liability; and
By Ms. Tucker, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Susan C. Tucker and Barry R. Finegold for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the town of Andover as the Captain George L. Street Bridge;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee.

By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration, on Senate, No. 1435 and House, No. 1487, a Bill to reauthorize the Massachusetts preservation project fund (Senate, No. 1435);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Committee Discharged.

Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1464) of Marc R. Pacheco for legislation to authorize a governmental body to enter into contracts for the operation and maintenance, lease or sale and modification of water storage and treatment facilities and wastewater treatment facilities, collection and distribution systems, sewers and pump stations,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A report of the committee on the Judiciary, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the message from His Excellency the Governor (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3217) recommending legislation relative to reinstating civil commitment of sexually dangerous persons, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Criminal Justice,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Messages were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to expanding drug free zones (House, No. 4156);
To the committee on Criminal Justice.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to protecting the privacy rights of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence (House, No. 4168);
To the committee on the Judiciary.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4133) of Christopher G. Fallon and Richard R. Tisei (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the membership of the school committee of the city of Malden;
To the committee on Election Laws.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4134) of Kevin G. Honan, Angelo M. Scaccia and Paul C. Demakis (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the possession of kegs of beer in the city of Boston;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4135) of Kevin G. Honan and David T. Donnelly (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to fees charged for the towing of motor vehicles in the city of Boston;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4136) of George N. Peterson, Jr. (by vote of the town) that the town of Grafton be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of wine and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4137) of John A. Stefanini and David P. Magnani (by vote of the town) that the town of Ashland be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises;
Severally to the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4138) of Bradford Hill and Bruce E. Tarr (by vote of the town) that the town of Manchester-by-the-Sea be authorized to establish the position of town administrator;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4139) of Patrick F. Landers III (by vote of the town) relative to the transfer of a certain parcel of land in the town of Belchertown;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4140) of Thomas J. O'Brien and Therese Murray (by vote of the town) that the town of Kingston be authorized to grant an easement in certain park land;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4141) of Joseph C. Sullivan and others (by vote of the town) that the town of Braintree be authorized to establish and maintain a Wood Road betterment fund;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4169) of Anthony J. Verga (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Rockport to establish a fund in said town to be known as the Thacher Island capital projects fund; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House No. 4170) of Anthony J. Verga (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Rockport to pay a certain unpaid bill to E. C. Akerley Drilling & Blasting of Gloucester;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4142) of Patricia A. Dowling (mayor), David M. Torrisi and Barry R. Finegold (with the approval of the city council) relative to residency requirements for employees of the city of Lawrence;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4143) of Brian A. Joyce, Shirley Owens-Hicks, Walter F. Timilty and Thomas M. Finneran (by vote of the town) that the position of deputy chief of police in the town of Milton be exempt from the provisions of the civil service law;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4144) of Kevin G. Honan (with the approval of the mayor and the city council) relative to the payment of compensation to supervisors of parking enforcement of the city of Boston injured in the performance of duty;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4145) of William P. Nagle, Jr., and Stanley C. Rosenberg (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that Stanley Kroll, an employee of the city of Northampton, be granted certain retirement credit; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4146) of Francis H. Duehay (mayor) and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the disability retirement of Francis Burns, a police officer of the city of Cambridge;
Severally to the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4147) of William G. Greene, Jr., and Robert A. Havern (by vote of the town) that the town of Billerica be authorized to establish a land bank fund for said town; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House No. 4148) of Mary S. Rogeness and Stephen M. Brewer (by vote of the town) that the town of Monson be authorized to establish a special fund for the acquisition of open space and recreation land;
Severally to the committee on Taxation.

Distinguished Guests.

The President introduced the Northbridge High School football team. The team is the 1998 Central/Western Massachusetts Division III Super Bowl Champs. The team was accompanied by their coach, Ken Lachapelle, and Representative Peterson of Grafton. They were the guests of Senator Moore.
The President also introduced members of the United Nations Veteran's Association Post 6 of Limerick, Ireland. The group is visiting the State House on an official visit. They were the guests of President Birmingham.

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 Robert A. Antonioni for legislation relative to credit cards.
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 Commerce and Labor.

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 Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Pittsfield to issue two additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises [Local approval received].
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 Government Regulations.

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 Robert A. Antonioni that provision be made for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential dwellings.
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 resolve) was referred to the committee on Public Safety.

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 James P. Jajuga for legislation relative to certain employees of the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.
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 Public Service.

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 Julius Melbin for legislation relative to charitable tax deductions.
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 Taxation.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) "congratulating Patricia Joyce O'Brien";
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce and Ms. Walsh) "congratulating Reverend Bernard P. McLaughlin on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood"; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Lynch) "commemorating the visit of the USS Hayler to the Port of Boston".

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tolman,—
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 eleven minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o'clock A.M.