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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, March 12, 2001.

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

 

Distinguished Guest.

The President introduced Judith Conroy, a selectwoman from the town of Walpole. She was the guest of Senator Sprague.

 

Petition.

Ms. Murray presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Therese Murray, Robert E. Travaglini, Thomas J. O’Brien, Byron Rushing and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize and direct the Department of Public Health to adopt regulations to reduce sexually transmitted diseases,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4027) of Michael F. Kane and Michael R. Knapik (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the retirement board of the city of Holyoke be directed to retire John Daly, a fire fighter of said city, for injuries sustained in the line of duty,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public Service.

 

A report of the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3109) of Arthur J. Broadhurst and other members of the House relative to the technology requirements for non profit human services providers in the Commonwealth, and recommending that the same referred to the committee on Science and Technology,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence, insomuch as relates to the discharge of the joint committee.

 

Reports

Of the committee on Commerce and Labor, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1724) of Daniel E. Bosley relative to the board of directors of the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Government Regulations.

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4005) of Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish family temporary disability benefits and leaves of absence for employees providing care and assistance for family members,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Insurance.

Of the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3542) of Elizabeth A. Malia, Kathleen M. Teahan and Kay Khan for legislation to establish a loan forgiveness and tuition reimbursement program for dentists, dental assistants and dental hygienists for services to high-risk populations,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 280) of Angelo M. Scaccia, Kevin W. Fitzgerald, Lida E. Harkins, Benjamin Swan, Mary S. Rogeness and John A. Stefanini for legislation to provide that network hospitals be compensated for behavioral health services to certain MassHealth patients; and

Of the petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 3543) of Elizabeth A, Malia and other members of the General Court for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the consumption and abuse of alcoholic beverages;
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Health Care.

Of the petition (accompanied. by bill, House, No. 1203) of Christine E. Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation to further define licensed mental health professional,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Insurance.

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 670) of Susan C. Fargo, John A. Lepper, Charles E. Shannon, Kevin W. Fitzgerald and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the disclosure of vital statistics; and

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 701) of Therese Murray. Cynthia S. Creem, Patricia D. Jehlen, Brian A. Joyce and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a public guardian commission;
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 710) of Charles E. Shannon, Robert M. Penta and Paul J. Donato for legislation relative to the community siting process,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Local Affairs,

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 267) of R. William Perron relative to the staffing of facilities operated by the Department of Correction,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Public Safety.

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3873) of Cheryl A. Rivera that persons in arrears in child support payments be ineligible for employment by state agencies,— and. recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Taxation.
Were severally considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “honoring Anthony T. Bonfiglioli upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “honoring Joseph E. Bonfiglioli upon his elevation the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “honoring John L. Revil, III”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating John V. Hogan on the occasion of his retirement from the Massachusetts Army National Guard.”

 

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:

The Senate bills

Authorizing the town of Andover to convey land to the Andover Village Improvement Society for a pedestrian easement (Senate, No. 1045);

Authorizing the town of Andover to convey land to the Andover Village Improvement Society (Senate, No. 1046); and

Relative to certain town ways in the town of Tewksbury (Senate, No. 1048);
Were severally read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed. Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Menard, 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, Brian Knuuttila and Rachel Kaprielian for legislation relative to the regulation of home inspectors.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Rosenberg, 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. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Robert A. O’Leary for legislation to extend creditable service for teacher corps service.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Rosenberg, 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.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

 

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. Lees, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o'clock A.M.