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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tuesday, May 30, 2000.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.

Distinguished Guests.

The President introduced, seated in the rear of the Chamber, the Rockland High School Girls’ Basketball Team. The team is the 2000 Division III State Champions. They were guests of Senator Morrissey.

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The House Bill designating the state highway in the town of Westford as the Pat Bradley Highway (House, No. 3019).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A communication from His Excellency the Governor recommending the terms of certain bonds and notes to be issued by the Commonwealth (having been sent by the House to the Senate for its information),— was returned to the House to be placed on file.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5190) of Mary Jeanette Murray and Robert L. Hedlund (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Hingham to convey a certain parcel of conservation land located in said town for housing, recreational and open space purposes;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5191) of Robert J. Nyman (by vote of the town) that the town of Hanover be authorized to pay a certain outstanding bill;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5197) of Nancy J. Caffyn (by vote of the town) that the town of Mashpee be authorized to hold an additional town meeting; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5198) of Susan W. Pope and Susan C. Fargo (by vote of the town) that the conservation commission of the town of Wayland be authorized to transfer a certain conservation restriction in said town;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5199) of Susan W. Pope and Susan C. Fargo (by vote of the town) that the town of Wayland be authorized to grant real estate tax rebates to certain property owners;
To the committee on Taxation.

Bills

Further regulating the sales tax on vending machine purchases (House, No. 5102,— on Senate, No. 1503 and House, No. 1126); and

Relative to juvenile and youthful offenders (House, No. 5195,— on Senate, Nos. 745 and 749 and House, Nos. 203, 1378, 1762 and 3508;
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Bills

Relative to the penalties for killing, maiming or poisoning of an animal (House, No. 947, changed and amended,— on House, Nos. 610, 947 and 2479);

Validating the results of the annual town election held in the town of Dudley (printed in House, No. 4886,— being a message from His Excellency the Governor); and

Relative to the management of savings banks and tax escrow requirements of certain mortgages (House, No. 5189,— on House, No. 1304);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

Bills

Authorizing the town of Rockport to establish a certain capital projects fund (House, No. 4169,— on petition) [Local approval received];

Relative to the powers of the licensing authority of the town of Brookline (House, No. 4512,— on petition) [Local approval received];

Relative to certain conservation land in the town of Chatham (House, No. 4625,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and

Relative to the charter of the town of Becket (House, No. 5026,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “honoring the memory of T/Sgt. Richard B. Fitzgibbon, Jr., and LCPL Richard B. Fitzgibbon III”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Melconian and Mr. Tolman) “honoring Robert A. Kaloosdian for his work on behalf of the Armenian community”;
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Brendan Holt of Mansfield upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Scott Johnson of Mansfield upon his elevation to the rank of eagle Scout”.

Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

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

The House Bill relative to recall elections in the town of Braintree (House, No. 4858, changed),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bills.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Bolton to borrow money for the cleanup of gasoline contamination and related costs (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 5136) (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, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and it was signed by the President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the city of Leominster to establish an open space fund (see Senate, No. 1985) (which originated in the Senate), 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 were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House No. 5200) of Shaun P. Kelly, Charles A. Murphy and other members of the General Court relative to the minimum age for the possession of tobacco products;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Health Care.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5201) of Shaun P. Kelly and Stanley C. Rosenberg relative to authorizing the Ashfield Water District to assess certain betterments;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Taxation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Moore,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday 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. Knapik, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.