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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, May 3, 1999.

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

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Ms. Murray, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Therese Murray, Thomas J. O'Brien and Viriato Manuel deMacedo for legislation to further regulate the use of certain lights on rescue boat trailers; and
By Ms. Walsh, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marian Walsh for legislation relative to the funding of special education;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Public Service, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1301), a Resolve to create a commission to examine the deferred compensation committee (Senate, No. 1779);
Read and, under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 516), an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of Senate document numbered 516 (Senate, No. 1780); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 443), an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of Senate document numbered 443 (Senate, No. 1781).
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Antonioni, for the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities, on petition, a Bill authorizing matching funds to assist high school students with on the job training in the school-to-work system (Senate, No. 280); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the Susan B. Anthony Building at Berkshire Community College (Senate, No. 286); and
By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care, on Senate, Nos. 474 and 528, a Bill providing for disclosure of certain information relating to tobacco products sold in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 1778);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Ms. Walsh, for the committee on Taxation, on petition, a Bill providing for equal treatment of resident owners of cooperative housing corporations in assessment of local taxes (printed as House, No. 561);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

Placed on File.

By Ms. Walsh, for the committee on Taxation, recommending that the report of the Massachusetts Capital Resource Company (under the provisions of Section 20 of Chapter 816 of the acts of 1977) submitting its twenty-second annual report (Senate, No. 1727) be placed on file;
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and was accepted.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to public construction reform (House, No. 4288),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on State Administration.

A Bill making a permanent reduction in the income tax rate (House, No. 4268,— on Senate, Nos. 1523, 1525 and 1526 and House, No. 3931),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A communication from the Commissioner of Banks (under Section 14 of Chapter 167 of the General Laws) submitting a summary of proposed regulations for the implementation of federal credit union parity as required by Chapter 223 of the Acts of 1998 (House, No. 4295),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Banks and Banking.

A report of the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2681) of J. James Marzilli, Jr., and other members of the House for legislation to establish a school building renovation and construction fund, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Taxation,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

A report of the committee on Public Service, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 3760) of George Rogers that the committee on Personnel and Administration be authorized to review the compensation and staffing level in the House of Representatives, and recommending that the same be referred to the House committee on Ways and Means,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence, insomuch as relates to the discharge of the joint committee.

Reports 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 Steven C. Panagiotakos, James P. Jajuga, Richard R. Tisei, Kevin J. Murphy, Thomas A. Golden, Jr., and David M. Nangle (with the approval of the city council) for legislation to authorize the Lowell Housing Authority to promote affordable housing opportunities to persons of low and moderate income [Local approval received].
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Housing and Urban Development.

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 Richard T. Moore, Robert A. Bernstein, John P. Fresolo, Guy W. Glodis, James P. Jajuga and others for legislation relative to the postponement or waiver of a parole hearing.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Safety.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) "congratulating the University of Massachusetts Minutemen football team on winning the 1998 National College Athletic Association's 1-AA Championship"; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tarr) "congratulating Pastor Thomas J. Fleming on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of his ordination."

Orders Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Fargo, —
Ordered,That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at eleven o'clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

Adjournment in Memory of John G. Antonioni.

Mr. Birmingham and Ms. Walsh presented an order that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of John G. Antonioni, who passed away on Thursday, April 29. John G. Antonioni is the brother of Senator Robert A. Antonioni of the Worcester and Middlesex district. The order was adopted.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Mr. John G. Antonioni, at eight minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at eleven o'clock A.M.