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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Wednesday, June 7, 2000.

Met at three 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).

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 Senate Bill designating the 181st Engineer Battalion building in the town of Northbridge as the Rosaire J. Rajotte National Guard Armory (Senate, No. 2201).

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Rosenberg, for the committee on Rules, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the 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,— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Public Service.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5225) of William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) relative to abolishing the position of clerk/treasurer and creating the positions of clerk/registrar and treasurer/collector in the town of Randolph;
To the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5226) of Douglas W. Petersen and Edward J. Clancy, Jr. (by vote of the town) relative to exempting certain positions in the town of Swampscott from the provisions of civil service law;
To the committee on Public Service.

Bills

Relative to increasing reinsurance capacity in the Commonwealth (House, No. 994, amended,— on Senate, No. 736 and House, No. 994);

Designating a certain bridge in the town of Bourne as the Trooper James Mattaliano Memorial Bridge (House, No. 5223,— on Senate, No. 1698); and

Designating a certain bridge in the town of Bourne as the Trooper Mark Charbonnier Memorial Bridge (House, No. 5224,— on Senate, No. 1699);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

A Bill authorizing the town of Stoneham to grant an easement over certain open space land (House, No. 4795,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was 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. Berry) “recognizing the seriousness of Social Anxiety Disorder”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Henry B. Burbank”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Charles and Irene Lowney”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Andrew Greenaway of Medfield upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Erik Vonryll Gryska of Medfield upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Tucker and Mr. Panagiotakos) “congratulating Joseph Lapiana on his induction into the Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators and on his receiving the Massachusetts Science Educator of the Year 2000 Award.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Committee of Conference.

The House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2001 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements (House, No. 5101, printed as amended),— came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in the Senate amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2210; and had asked for a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and that Representatives Haley of Weymouth, Stanley of West Newbury and DeFilippi of West Springfield had been appointed the committee on the part of the House.
On motion of Mr. Shannon, the Senate insisted on its amendment and concurred in the appointment of a committee of conference; and Senators Montigny, Berry and Rauschenbach were appointed on the part of the Senate.
The bill was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.

A Bill relative to the Onset and Wareham fire districts (House, No. 5121,— on House, No. 4763),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

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 validating the proceedings at certain town meetings of the town of Chilmark (printed in House, No. 4182),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act validating the acts and proceedings at certain town meetings of the town of Chilmark.”

Petition.

On motion of Mr. Bernstein, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Travaglini (accompanied by bill) of Robert E. Travaglini, Stephen M. Brewer, Therese Murray, Stanley C. Rosenberg and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to alerting telephone customers of excessive charges,— and the same was referred to the committee on Government Regulations.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Rosenberg, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of A. Stephen Tobin and Michael W. Morrissey (with the approval of the mayor and the city council) for legislation relative to the election of officials in the city of Quincy [Local approval received].
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Election Laws.

By Mr. Rosenberg, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Thomas F. Reilly, Attorney General, and Therese Murray for legislation relative to clarifying confidentiality of abuse prevention records.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, 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. Rosenberg, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Michael W. Morrissey, A. Stephen Tobin, Ronald Mariano and Bruce J. Ayers (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Quincy Retirement Board to define John Baldi as a veteran for the purpose of utilizing Chapter 71 of the Acts of 1996 [Local approval received].
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Order Adopted.

The following House Order (approved by the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently) was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence, to wit:
Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Commerce and Labor be granted until Friday, July 7, 2000 the time within which to make its final report on current House documents numbered 398, 583, 598, 1144, 1324, 2088, 2276, 2278, 2279, 3419, 5055 and 5128.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Authorizing towns to provide for their printing of the annual reports on a fiscal year basis (see Senate, No. 946); and

Relative to recall elections in the town of Braintree (see House, No. 4858, changed).

An engrossed Bill validating the results of the annual town election held in the town of Hubbardston (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4439) (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 Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5227) of Douglas W. Petersen for legislation to further regulate the taking of sea urchins,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House 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, amended),— ought to pass, with an amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2218 (Estimated cost — $63,018,438).
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Shannon, 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.

Mr. Shannon offered the following order, to wit:—
Ordered, That, when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M., and that the Clerk be authorized to dispense with the printing of a calendar; and provided further that full consideration shall be allowed on the House 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).
The order was considered forthwith; and, there being no objection, it was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, at fourteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at one o’clock P.M.