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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, March 19, 2001.

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

 

Petition.

Mr. Clancy presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Edward J. Clancy, Jr., for legislation relative to requiring health clubs to obtain surety bonds to satisfy potential judgments in favor of club members,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration, on Senate, No. 1530 and House, No. 932, a Bill relative to the identification, rehabilitation, maintenance and protection of burial grounds and cemeteries located on any current or former state-owned lands at public facilities of the Commonwealth, and for the establishment of the Commonwealth Public Facilities Burial Ground and Cemetery Preservation Fund (Senate, No. 1530);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the conveyance of a certain parcel of land in Grafton (Senate, No. 1532);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 1536 and House, No. 3427, a Bill to reauthorize the Massachusetts preservation project fund (Senate, No. 1536); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill terminating a certain easement granted to the Department of Mental Health (Senate, No. 1593);

Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Government Regulations, on petition, a Bill relative to municipal light plant security deposits (Senate, No. 414); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 421 and House, No. 1369, a Bill relative to municipal light plant contracts (Senate, No. 421);

Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Jacques) “honoring the tenth anniversary of the Greater Boston Business Council”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “honoring Marjorie Dunn for for her many years of dedicated service to the town of Sharon”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Kevin M. Cawley, Jr., of Stoughton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4049) of George Rogers for legislation to authorize the Juvenile Court Department to establish a sick leave bank for Michael Sylvia, an employee of said department,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

 

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.

Adjournment in Memory of Ruth K. Franklin.

Mr. Moore moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Christopher A. Hoppe of Milford, who served the Massachusetts State Senate with distinction as an intern in the office of Senator Richard T. Moore during the Summer of 2000. Christopher, a sophomore at St. Olaf's College in Minnesota, who was scheduled to return to the State House this summer, was killed in an auto accident in Illinois over the weekend.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Christopher A. Hoppe, at eleven minutes past eleven o'clock A.M, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o'clock A.M.