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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, April 5, 1999.

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

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Joyce, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce and Walter F. Timilty for legislation relative to the term of certain serial loans issued by cities, towns and districts;
By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce and Walter F. Timilty for legislation relative to certain borrowing by regional school districts; and
By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce for legislation relative to certain volunteer efforts and the dissemination of criminal offender record information;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care, on Senate, No. 466 and House, No. 1934, a Bill to support a birth defects monitoring program (Senate, No. 466); and
By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, on Senate, No. 578 and House, No. 1195, a Bill regarding the authority of the Disabled Persons Protection Commission to refer cases for action by the appropriate authority (Senate, No. 578);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Messages were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation (under the provisions of Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to Constitution) relative to authorizing consideration of a certain ballot question at the April 26, 1999 annual election in the town of Ashby (House, No. 4226);
To the committee on Election Laws.
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation concerning certain conservation restrictions in the town of Sudbury (House, No. 4228);
To the committee on Local Affairs.
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to consolidating permits issued by the Division of Marine Fisheries (House, No. 4229);
To the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.

A Bill authorizing the town of Hopkinton to establish an open space preservation fund (House, No. 481,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4232) of Demetrius J. Atsalis (by vote of the town council) relative to amending the charter of the town of Barnstable to provide for the abolition of term limits for elected public officials of said town;
To the committee on Election Laws.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4233) of Ronald W. Gauch and David P. Magnani (by vote of the town) that the licensing authority of the town of Westborough be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to Four Friends, Inc., d/b/a Ziti's Italian Trattoria; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4234) of Ronald W. Gauch and David P. Magnani (by vote of the town) that the licensing authority of the town of Westborough be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to Westborough Management Associates, Inc.;
Severally to the committee on Government Regulations.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4235) of Ronald W. Gauch and David P. Magnani (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide for the appointment of a treasurer-collector in the town of Westborough;
To the committee on Local Affairs.

Reports
Of the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 294) of Henri S. Rauschenbach, Neil Mello, James Klocke and Stephen F. Lynch for legislation to establish a community college workforce development incentive program,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Commerce and Labor.
Of the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2527) of Thomas M. Menino, Kevin W. Fitzgerald and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish local network support centers for families and children in the Commonwealth; and
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3482) of Ronald Mariano for legislation to direct the Office for Children to establish a school age child care program;
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.
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. Brewer) "congratulating Alphonse E. Murray, Jr., upon receiving the 1999 Citizen of the Year Award from the Polish American Citizens Club of Three Rivers";
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Melconian) "on the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of Saint Joseph Church of Springfield"; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Travaglini) "congratulating Hugo Salemme for his years of dedication and service to the city of Cambridge."

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the Rockland Sewer Commission to enter into a contract for the disposal of sewage (see Senate, No. 1717) (which originated in the Senate), 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 President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4238) of Paul Kujawski and Richard T. Moore (by vote of the town) that the town of Webster be authorized to accept certain easements in the State of Connecticut,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension.

Report 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, Stephen Kulik and Caryl O'Neil for legislation to authorize the State Employees' Retirement Board to pay a certain retirement benefit to the surviving spouse of John O'Neil.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Shannon, 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.

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. Rauschenbach, at nine minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o'clock A.M.