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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Wednesday, April 26, 2000.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5124) of Mary Jeanette Murray and Robert L. Hedlund (by vote of the town) relative to appeals to decisions of the town manager of the town of Cohasset concerning department heads in said town;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5125) of Marie J. Parente and Richard T. Moore (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Mendon to establish a land bank fund; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5127) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and Bruce E. Tarr (by vote of the town) that the town of North Reading be authorized to grant an easement in certain recreational land;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5126) of James P. Jajuga, Arthur J. Broadhurst and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city known as the town of Methuen be authorized to provide cost-of-living adjustments to retired employees of said city;
To the committee on Public Service.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “congratulating Vincent Joyce upon the occasion of his retirement as tax collector in the town of Braintree.”

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to income taxation and certain income eligibility calculations for certain recovered assets of Holocaust survivors (see House, No. 5086) (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.

Petitions.

On motion of Mr. Bernstein, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Ms. Melconian (accompanied by bill) of Linda J. Melconian, Brian P. Lees, William P. Nagle, Jr., Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide access to health insurance contracts,— and the same was referred to the committee on Insurance.
On motion of Mr. Tarr, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Moore (accompanied by bill) of Richard T. Moore, Laurie Stillman, Massachusetts Public Health Association, Marcia Benes, Massachusetts Association of Boards of Health and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the month of April as the Commonwealth’s public health month,— and the same was referred to the committee on State Administration.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill to improve teacher recruitment, retention and retirement (House, No. 5116),— ought to pass;
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Bernstein, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, reported, in part, on House, No. 5119, a Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2000 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities (Senate, No. 2181).
The bill was read. There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5128) of Kathleen M. Teahan for legislation to further regulate the change of liquid fuel heating systems; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5129) of Daniel F. Keenan, Paul E. Caron, Linda J. Melconian, Thomas M. Petrolati and Brian P. Lees for legislation to authorize the Attorney General to suspend certain labor laws for minors over the age of sixteen in an emergency;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Commerce and Labor.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5130) of Frank M. Hynes and other members of the House for legislation to establish a statewide information and referral telephone system in the Commonwealth;
Under suspension of Joint Rules 12 and 9, to the committee on Government Regulations.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Bernstein,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.