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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, May 11, 1998.

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

Petition.

Mr. Montigny presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mark C. Montigny for legislation to provide full student representation of the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees,— and the same was referred, 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 Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Sandra Norfolk, an employee of the Department of Mental Retardation (Senate, No. 2190); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the State Board of Retirement to pay a superannuation retirement allowance (Senate, No. 2191);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Mr. Berry, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matters be placed in the orders of the Day for the next session:
The Senate bills
Relative to annoying communications (Senate, No. 2162);
To establish May 23rd as Special Needs Awareness Day (Senate, No. 2172); and
The House bills
Further regulating waterskiing (printed as Senate, No. 1134);
Further regulating medical malpractice insurance (House, No. 1143, amended); and
Relative to the Union School of the towns of New Salem and Wendell (House, No. 4537).

Committees Discharged.

Mr. Keating, for the committee on the Judiciary, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the recommitted Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on the Judiciary to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of House document numbered 5357 (Senate, No. 2146),— and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Ways and
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

Mr. Clancy, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education, Arts and Humanities to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a current Senate document numbered 2182, relative to authorizing the trustees of Berkshire Community College to adjust tuition rates and charges for residents of bordering states (Senate, No. 2199); and
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of Senate document numbered 2187, relative to a retirement buy back from the Massachusetts Retirement Board (Senate, No. 2202);
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the Senate committee on Rules.
(Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Keating) "congratulating Reverend Robert W. Bullock as he celebrates 20 years as Pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in the town of Sharon", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Clancy, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Ms. Fargo, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) "on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of the death of Edward Bellamy", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Clancy, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Ms. Fargo, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Lynch) "congratulating Mary Binda on being named 'Alumna of the Year' by the South Boston Boys and Girls Club", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Clancy, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Ms. Fargo, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Shannon) "honoring Joan Doherty for her 24 years of extraordinary service and dedication to the city of Somerville and the Somerville public schools", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Clancy, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Ms. Fargo, and adopted.

Papers from the House.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5510) of Salvatore F. DiMasi relative to Probate and Family Court approval of contracts between child entertainers and contracting entities,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to authorization by certain retired public employees for deductions from pensions for certain financial institutions (see House, No. 383, amended) (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 Acting Governor for his approbation.

A Bill establishing a commission on the status of women (House, No. 5199, amended,— on House, No. 5189),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Clancy, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Stephen F. Lynch and Steven C. Panagiotakos for legislation to eliminate an exemption from labor protections in deregulation law for gas workers.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Bernstein and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Commerce and Labor.

Mr. Clancy, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of William R. Keating for legislation relative to indemnity of probation and court officers.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Bernstein, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Clancy, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Stephen F. Lynch, Robert M. Koczera and Lois G. Pines for legislation relative to limited liability companies.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Bernstein, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Taxation.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Rosenberg, for the committee on Ways and Means, that Senate Bill defining child care resource and referral agencies (Senate, No. 591), ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2203).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means. The new draft (Senate, No. 2203) was ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Rosenberg, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill to improve access to nurse-midwifery services (Senate, No. 701), ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft entitled "An Act to improve access to services of a nurse midwife" (Senate, No. 2204).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means. The new draft (Senate, No. 2204) was ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Rosenberg, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill correcting and extending the one trial system for civil cases in Norfolk and Middlesex counties (Senate, No. 796), ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2205).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Bernstein, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means. The new draft (Senate, No. 2205) was ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Rosenberg, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to reverse mortgage loans (Senate, No. 2097), ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2206).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means. The new draft (Senate, No. 2206) was ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Rosenberg, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to the transfer of certain fishing licenses (House, No. 91), ought to pass, with an amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2207.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means. The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Rosenberg, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to removal of eggs from female lobsters (House, No. 5246), ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Magnani, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

Recess.

At seventeen minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the President declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at ten minutes past one o'clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Rosenberg, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill further regulating junior operator's licenses (House, No. 5339), ought to pass, with an amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2208.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means. The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at one o'clock P.M.


On motion of Mr. Tisei, at twelve minutes past one o'clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at one o'clock P.M.