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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tuesday, April 18, 2000.

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

Petition.

Mr. Tolman presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Steven A. Tolman and Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to the disposition of certain surplus waterworks facilities of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and the Metropolitan District Commission located in the city of Boston,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Distinguished Guest.

The President introduced former Massachusetts Attorney General and United States Senator Edward L. Brooke III. Former Senator Brooke was the guest of Senate Minority Leader Brian P. Lees. Mr. Brooke signed the guest book and withdrew from the Chamber.

Communications.

The Clerk read the following communications:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133

April 13, 2000.

Honorable Patrick F. Scanlan
Clerk of the Senate
State House, Room 335
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Mr. Scanlan:

Due to a scheduling conflict, I was out of state on April 13, 2000 when the Senate voted upon the following matters:
S. 2172 - Conference Committee Report on the Mental Health Parity Bill .
S. 2175 - An Act Providing Additional Funding for the Central Artery/Ted Williams Tunnel Project and the Statewide Road and Bridge Program.
S. 2173 - An Act Providing Address Confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Abuse, Rape, Sexual Assault and Stalking.
H. 508 6 - An Act Relative to Income Taxation and Certain Income Eligibility Calculations for Certain Recovered Assets of Holocaust Survivors.
H. 4284 - An Act Authorizing the City of Quincy to Grant Certain Easements.
H. 5053 - An Act Authorizing the Town of Stow to Release a Certain Conservation Restriction.

Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative on each of the above matters. However, I would have voted in the negative on the proposed amendment to S.2175 implementing tolls on Interstates 93 and 95.

I would ask that this letter be printed in the Senate Journal as part of the official record. Thank you in advance for your attention to this request.

Sincerely,
CHARLES E. SHANNON,
State Senator.

On motion of Ms. Melconian, the communication was ordered printed in the journal of the Senate.

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133

April 13, 2000.

Patrick Scanlan
Clerk, Massachusetts State Senate
State House, Room 335
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

On Thursday, April 13, 2000, 1 had a longstanding family commitment out of state and therefore I was unable to be present for roll call votes taken on the following matters:
Senate No. 2036 (An Act Relative to Mental Health Benefits).
Senate No. 2173 (An Act Providing Address Confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Abuse, Rape, Sexual Assault and Stalking).
House No. 5086 (An Act Relative to Income Taxation and Certain Income Eligibility Calculations for Certain Recovered Assets of Holocaust Survivors).
House No. 4284 (An Act Authorizing the City of Quincy to Grant Certain Easements).
House No. 5053 (An Act Authorizing the Town of Stow to Release A Certain Conservation Restriction).
House No, 5104 (An Act Providing Additional Funding for the Central Artery/Tunnel Project).

Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative on all matters.

I would appreciate your assistance with the printing of this communication in the Senate journal. Thank you in advance for your help with this request.

Sincerely,
JAMES P. JAJUGA,
State Senator.

On motion of Mr. Brewer, the above communication was ordered printed in the journal of the Senate.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “honoring Patricia A. Andras”.

Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

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

The Senate Bill abolishing the department of water of the town of Templeton under the jurisdiction of the selectmen of said town and establishing a water department under the jurisdiction of the Templeton municipal lighting plant (Senate, No. 2146) was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act relative to the water and light department of the town of Templeton”.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to recall elections in the town of Sheffield (see House, No. 5096) (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 President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

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