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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tuesday, June 1, 1999.

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

Report.

A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of MCI-Framingham (received Saturday, May 22, 1999),— was read and sent to the House for its information.

Petition.

Ms. Wilkerson presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Dianne Wilkerson and Gloria L. Fox for legislation relative to certain leases of the Department of Public Health within the Dudley Square area of the city of Boston,— 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. Joyce, for the committee on Public Service, on Senate, Nos. 1192, 1199, 1215, 1221, 1230, 1270, 1297, 1318, 1319 and 1327, an Order 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 certain Senate documents relative to Group 2 retirement systems (Senate, No. 1803);
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Housing and Urban Development, on Senate, No. 559 and House, Nos. 785, 2521, 3076 and 3077, a Resolve providing for an investigation and study by the Attorney General relative to the need for additional access to criminal records by housing authorities for screening purposes (Senate, No. 1807); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Resolve to create a special commission on homelessness (Senate, No. 566);
By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill relative to shellfishing practices in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 1045); and
By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Public Service, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1273), a Bill to establish a commission to study Group 1 benefits (Senate, No. 1804);
Severally read and, under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Housing and Urban Development, on petition, a Bill authorizing the Metropolitan District Commission to lease the Blue Hills Ski Area for recreational purposes (Senate, No. 544);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to establish Indian housing authorities (Senate, No. 552); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the Metropolitan District Commission to construct certain flood control facilities in the Beaver Brook section of Lexington, Arlington, Belmont and Waltham (Senate, No. 564);
By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill relative to memorial markers (Senate, No. 976);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill clarifying certain farm commodities as agriculture in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 978);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the Clinton Wastewater Treatment Plant (Senate, No. 1040);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to enhance aquaculture in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 1049); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority bond cap (Senate, No. 1056); and
By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill to allow the Barnstable County Special Sheriff reentry into the retirement system (Senate, No. 1775);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill further regulating the sale and advertising of certain produce and turkeys (Senate, No. 974); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill further regulating the sale of poultry and produce (Senate, No. 980);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4370) of Nancy J. Caffyn (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Mashpee to exchange certain parcels of land with First American Bank and Southcape Resorts;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4371) of Nancy J. Caffyn (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Mashpee to grant a certain easement to the United States of America for the construction and operation of a water treatment facility; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4373) of Nancy J. Caffyn (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Mashpee to grant an easement over certain conservation land to the United States of America;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4372) of Nancy J. Caffyn (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Mashpee to classify the position of animal control officer in said town under Group 4 of the contributory retirement system;
To the committee on Public Service.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4379) of Mary Jeanette Murray relative to authorizing the appointment of certain special police officers in the town of Hull;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 7B, to the committee on Public Service.


A report of the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, asking to be discharged from further consideration of so much of the recommendations of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (House, No. 93) as relates to making technical corrections to the right-to-know law (accompanied by bill, House, No. 98), and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Commerce and Labor,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.


A report of the committee on Housing and Urban Development, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3863) of Mary Jane Simmons for an appropriation of a certain sum of money for a sewer grant program by the Department of Housing and Community Development, 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.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Antonioni) "congratulating Robert Salvatelli on his retirement from the Leominster public school system";
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Bernstein) "congratulating Janet R. Baker on the occasion of her retirement";
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Havern) "congratulating Helen G. Budd on the occasion of her retirement";
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Magnani) "congratulating Charles Sposato on the occasion of his service as Grand Marshal for Framingham Flag Day 1999";
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) "congratulating Doris and Leo Caron on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary";
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rauschenbach) "honoring Wilbert and Dorothy Donalson on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary";
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rauschenbach) "honoring E. Stuart Peoples, the executive director of Big Brothers and Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands";
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) "congratulating Jonathon M. Bell of Medfield upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout"; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tolman) "honoring the Reverend William R. Mawhinney of the Christ Episcopal Church of Waltham".

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Resor,—
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 six minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o'clock A.M.