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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Wednesday, May 12, 1999.

Met at nine minutes past two o'clock P.M.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
Ordered, That a committee of the Senate be appointed to inform Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor and the Honorable Council that the Senate is in session and awaits their presence for the swearing in of Pamela P. Resor as Senator from the Middlesex and Worcester district.
Senators Rosenberg of Hampshire and Franklin, Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex and Sprague of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth were appointed the committee.
Soon after, Jane M. Swift, Lieutenant-Governor of the Commonwealth, and members of the Honorable Council entered the Senate Chamber under the escort of the Sergeant-at-Arms.
The Lieutenant-Governor briefly addressed the Senate.

Qualification of Senator Pamela P. Resor.

The Honorable Pamela P. Resor did, at twenty-three minutes past two o'clock P.M., on Wednesday, May 12, 1999, before the Lieutenant-Governor and Council, take and subscribe the oath of office as State Senator from the Middlesex and Worcester District.
The Lieutenant-Governor and the Honorable Council then withdrew from the Chamber.
The President then briefly addressed the Senate and welcomed Senator Pamela P. Resor as a member of the Senate.
Subsequently, Senator Resor briefly addressed the Senate.

Communication.

The following communication was received from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, to wit:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
STATE HOUSE
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02133

April 15, 1999.

To the Honorable Senate:

I have the honor to lay before you the returns of votes cast at the special election held in this Commonwealth on the thirteenth day of April, 1999 for Senator from the Middlesex and Worcester District, together with the schedules showing the number of ballots which appear to have been cast for each person voted for.
These returns have been duly canvassed by the Governor and Council, and are now transmitted for examination by the Senate, as required by the Constitution.

Very truly yours,

WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN,
Secretary of the Commonwealth.

For State Senator
Middlesex and Worcester District
(to fill vacancy).

Pam Resor of Acton (Democrat) had ....................................................8,528
Richard G. Yurkus of Marlborough (Republican) had ........................... 6,439
Mark A. Oram of Marlborough (Unenrolled) had ................................. 1,039
All other ............................................................................................... 37
Blanks .................................................................................................. 75
Total Votes Cast ............................................................................... 16,118
The communication was placed on file.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Travaglini,—
Ordered, That the return of votes for Senator to fill a vacancy in the Middlesex and Worcester district be referred to a special committee, to consist of three members of the Senate.
Mr. Berry, Ms. Wilkerson and Mr. Tarr were appointed the committee.
Subsequently, Mr. Berry, for the committee, reported that, from the examination of the returns, it appears that the Honorable Pamela P. Resor of Acton has been duly elected to said district.
The report was read and accepted.

Seat Assignment.

The President announced the assignment of Senator Pamela P. Resor to seat number eleven on his left.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to the construction and financing of infrastructure and other improvements in the town of Foxborough and at Foxboro Stadium (Senate, No. 1786),— came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in the reference to the committee on State Administration. The message bore the further endorsement that the matter had been referred to committees on Long-Term Debt and Capital Expenditures, State Administration, Transportation and Joint Ways and Means.
On motion of Mrs. Sprague, the Senate receded from its action; and concurred with the House in the reference to said committees.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
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.

On motion of Mr. Lees, at twenty-two minutes before three o'clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at eleven o'clock A.M.