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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, May 8, 2000.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Melconian in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

Distinguished Guest.

There being no objection, the Chair (Ms. Melconian) introduced, seated in the rear of the Chamber, Caselyn Bobadilla and Luis Piantini, students at Greater Lawrence Technical School. Ms. Bobadilla was named outstanding vocational technical student at the school and Mr. Piantini was honored for winning his second consecutive wrestling championship. The students were the guests of Senators Tucker, Jajuga and Tarr.

Petition.

Mrs. Sprague presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jo Ann Sprague, Cynthia J. Dacanay and Ashley Dacanay for legislation to permit diabetic students to possess and use glucose-monitoring materials on school grounds,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2000 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (House, No. 5139,— on House, No. 4995, in part),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

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

The House bills

Authorizing the town of Billerica to establish a certain fund (House, No. 4147); and

Relative to the use of the subdivision forfeiture account in the town of Billerica (House, No. 4484, changed);
Were severally read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the city of Fitchburg to grant a certain conservation restriction (House, No. 5061),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “honoring Lorraine E. Meninno”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Moore and Glodis) “congratulating Elna C. Stockhaus on her election as President of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Massachusetts”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) “on the retirement of Bettyann J. McCallum”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Tucker and Messrs. Jajuga and Tarr) “congratulating Caselyn Bobadilla on being named Outstanding Vocational Technical Student at Greater Lawrence Technical School”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Tucker and Messrs. Jajuga and Tarr) “congratulating Luis Piantini on winning his second consecutive wrestling championship.”

Orders Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Bernstein,—
Ordered, That the Senate hereby calls for a joint session of the two Houses, conformably to the provisions of Article XLVIII (as amended by Article LXXXI) of the Amendments to the Constitution, to again consider a proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the effective date of state Legislative and Executive Councillor redistricting (see Senate, No. 3 of 2000), previously agreed to by the preceding General Court.

Orders Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Murray,—
Ordered, That, conformably to the provisions of Article XLVIII (as amended by Article LXXXI) of the Amendments to the Constitution, a joint session of the two Houses be held at two o’clock P.M. on Wednesday, may 10, 2000, for the purpose of considering proposals for amendments to the Constitution.
Insofar as applicable, the special rules of procedure, in effect in the preceding General Court, shall govern said joint session, and any further joint sessions called for the purpose of considering amendments to the Constitution.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5145) of Frank M. Hynes and another for legislation to designate a portion of Route 139 in the town of Marshfield as the Korean War Memorial Highway,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.

Recess.

There being no objection, at sixteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at nineteen minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Ms. Melconian in the Chair.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill Returned to House by Governor with
Recommendation of Amendment.

The engrossed Bill relative to the compensation of certain members of the legislative committee on Education, Arts and Humanities (see House, No. 5003, amended) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— having been returned to the House by His Excellency the Governor, in accordance with the provisions of Article LVI of the Amendments to the Constitution, with recommendation of amendment (for message, see House, No. 5143),— came from the House, amended by striking out section 1.
The message of His Excellency the Governor was read.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Jajuga, and the matter was considered forthwith.
The Chair (Ms. Melconian) stated that inasmuch as, under the provisions of Article LVI of the Amendments to the Constitution, the bill was “before the General Court subject to amendment and re-enactment”, the bill was before the Senate subject to amendment.
The Senate concurred in the adoption of the House amendment.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5144) of Nancy Flavin and Robert A. Bernstein relative to authorizing non-profit hospital service corporations and non-profit medical service corporations to make contracts of reinsurance,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Insurance.

Recess.

There being no objection, at eighteen minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Chair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-seven minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Ms. Melconian in the Chair.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Emergency Preamble Adopted; Engrossed Bill Re-enacted.

An engrossed Bill relative to the compensation of certain members of the legislative committee on Education, Arts and Humanities (see House, No. 5003, amended), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted, in concurrence, by a vote of 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for re-enactment.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been re-enacted in that branch.
There being no objection, the Senate then passed the bill re-enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday 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. Tarr, at twenty-seven minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven o’clock A.M.