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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tuesday, March 23, 1999.

Met at four minutes past eleven o'clock A.M. (Ms. Melconian in the Chair).

Distinguished Guests.

The Chair (Ms. Melconian) introduced, seated in the Senate Gallery, a delegation from the Jewish Family Service of Greater Springfield, the Jewish Geriatric Services, the Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Federation of Greater Springfield and the Women's Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Springfield. They were the guests of Senator Melconian.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Antonioni, for the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities, on petition, a Bill providing full student representation on the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees (Senate, No. 275); and
By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Government Regulations, on Senate, Nos. 396 and 411, a Bill relative to technical corrections to chapter 164 of the acts of 1997 restructuring the electric utility industry in the Commonwealth, regulating the provision of electricity and other services, and promoting enhanced consumer protections therein (Senate, No. 1743);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Government Regulations, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 346) of Susan C. Fargo and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to provide additional information about physicians;
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 388) of Michael W. Morrissey for legislation relative to physician licensure; and
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 427) of Steven A. Tolman for legislation to clarify the definition of physician;
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Health Care; and
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 378) of Michael W. Morrissey for legislation relative to expanding the scope of the board of boiler rules;
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 429) of the Chapter 146 Association, by Edward Brassil, president, and Steven A. Tolman for legislation to make a change in the requirements for continuing education for steam boiler licensing; and
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 430) of the Chapter 146 Association, by Edward Brassil, president, and Steven A. Tolman for legislation to provide for an inquiry into the safety of low pressure boilers;
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Public Safety.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Petition.

Mr. Clancy presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Edward J. Clancy, Jr., Robert F. Fennell and Thomas M. McGee (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to establish a department of inspectional services in the city of Lynn [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Messages were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to the doubling of mandatory minimum penalties for drug distribution to or involving minors (House, No. 4196);
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to the doubling of mandatory minimum penalties for illegal gun possession on school grounds (House, No. 4197); and
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to more secure schools (House, No. 4198);
Severally to the committee on Criminal Justice.
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to requiring the reporting to police and parents of serious crimes occurring on school premises (House, No. 4199); and
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to ensuring gun-free schools in the Commonwealth (House, No. 4200);
Severally to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to enhancing accountability for safety in public schools (House, No. 4201);
To the committee on the Judiciary.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4203) of Raymond V. Mariano (mayor), Thomas R. Hoover (city manager), John J. Binienda, Harriette L. Chandler and John P. Fresolo (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Worcester be authorized to convey a certain conservation restriction to the Greater Worcester Land Trust, Inc.;
To the committee on Local Affairs.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4204) of Robert A. DeLeo, Kathi-Anne Reinstein and another (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to prohibit the siting of waste transfer or dumping facilities in the city of Revere within one mile of a hospital, nursing home, education facility or environmentally critical area;
To the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Montigny and Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on Ways and Means, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate No. 1711), a Bill to protect the health and safety of Massachusetts consumers from certain managed care practices in the insurance industry (Senate, No. 1741);
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Panagiotakos, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Montigny and Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to adoption and promoting the welfare of children (House, No. 3965, amended),— ought to pass, with an amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 1742.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Panagiotakos, and the bill was read a second time, and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means. The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading.

Ms. Melconian, for the committee on Rules, reported, recommending that the following order ought to be adopted, to wit:
"Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at one o'clock P.M.; and that, full consideration shall be allowed by the Senate at said sitting on the Senate Bill to protect the health and safety of Massachusetts consumers from certain managed care practices in the insurance industry' (Senate, No. 1741). All amendments, offered by members, shall be third reading amendments. Third reading amendments shall be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate no later than eleven o'clock A.M., on Wednesday, March 24, and said amendments shall be printed in the calendar for Thursday, March 25, pursuant to the provisions of Senate Rule 31A."
The report was considered forthwith; and, there being no objection, it was accepted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, at nine minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at one o'clock P.M.