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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, March 18, 1999.

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o'clock A.M. (Ms. Melconian in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

Communications.

The following communications were received in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate and placed on file, to wit:
Communication from the Joint committee on Banks and Banking, filed pursuant to Joint Rule 1, relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 1999-2000 legislative session (received March 10, 1999);
Communication from the Joint committee on Local Affairs, filed pursuant to Joint Rule 1, relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 1999-2000 legislative session (received February 16, 1999); and
Communication from the Joint committee on Taxation, filed pursuant to Joint Rule 1, relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 1999-2000 legislative session (received March 18, 1999);

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Antonioni, for the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities, on petition, a Bill to authorize the University of Massachusetts to undertake certain integrated technology projects (Senate, No. 290);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Antonioni, for the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 226) of Edward J. Clancy, Jr., Thomas M. McGee, Charles E. Shannon and Douglas W. Petersen for legislation relative to gifted and talented students,— 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.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Shannon (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Amos Eaton for legislation to further regulate licenses to operate motor vehicles; and
By Mr. Travaglini, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert E. Travaglini that provision be made for a payment from the State Treasury to Nora O'Reilly;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Mr. Glodis presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1739) 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 promote the protection of Cider Mill Park in the city of Worcester [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Local Affairs.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Papers from the House.

Messages were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to promoting safer learning environments in public schools (House, No. 4186);
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to encouraging school attendance (House, No. 4187); and
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to improving truancy enforcement (House, No. 4188);
Severally to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to establishing certain attendance requirements for minors to obtain a driver's license (House, No. 4189);
To the committee on Public Safety.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4190) of Thomas J. O'Brien and Therese Murray that the town of Kingston be authorized to acquire certain land in the town of Pembroke for recreation and conservation purposes,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Local Affairs.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Nuciforo, Antonioni, Bernstein, Berry, Birmingham, Brewer, Clancy, Creedon, Ms. Fargo, Messrs. Glodis, Havern, Hedlund, Jajuga, Ms. Jacques, Messrs. Joyce, Knapik, Magnani, Ms. Melconian, Messrs. Montigny, Moore, Morrissey, Ms. Murray, Messrs. Norton, Pacheco, Panagiotakos, Rauschenbach, Rosenberg, Shannon, Mrs. Sprague, Messrs. Tarr, Tolman, Travaglini, Ms. Tucker, Ms. Walsh and Ms. Wilkerson) "urging the Federal Reserve Board to reject Know Your Customer' legislation, so-called"; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco and Ms. Walsh) "congratulating Paul K. Donohue for his 22 years of dedicated service".

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 Stephen M. Brewer (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Palmer to grant an additional liquor license for the Palmer Inn [Local approval received].
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Nuciforo, 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 Ann Marie Coleman for legislation to authorize the Board of Cosmetology to regulate the presence of pets on salon premises.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Nuciforo, 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 James P. Jajuga for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Lee Privitera, an employee of the Trial Court.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Nuciforo, 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.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Papers from the House.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the position of deputy fire chief of the fire department in the city of Springfield (see House, No. 3794) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

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