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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Wednesday, June 14, 2000.

Met at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair).

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Morrissey, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey, A. Stephen Tobin and Ronald Mariano for legislation relative to requiring that notice be given to the district attorney when an application for discharge from a facility of Bridgewater State Hospital is filed; and

By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco and David L. Flynn for legislation to amend certain restrictions on land in the town of Raynham used as the town dump;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Committees Discharged.

Ms. Melconian, 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 certain current Senate and House documents relative to education matters (Senate, No. 2217),— and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from His Excellency the Governor (under the provisions of Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation relative to the filling of vacancies on the board of selectmen in the town of Spencer (House, No. 5229),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5233) of Thomas N. George and Henri S. Rauschenbach (by vote of the town) relative to recall elections in the town of Brewster;
To the committee on Election Laws.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5234) of Brian M. Cresta, Edward J. Clancy, Jr., and Steven Angelo (by vote of the town) relative to establishing a building reserve fund in the town of Lynnfield;
To the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5235) of Christopher J. Hodgkins and Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize Louis J. Peyron, Sr., to continue employment with the police department of the town of Stockbridge, notwithstanding the maximum age requirement;
To the committee on Public Service.

Bills

Relative to the special commission on oral health (House, No. 5076, changed and amended,— on petition); and

Relative to the practice of body art (House, No. 5098,— on House, Nos. 441 and 774);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill to accommodate the patriotic expressions of the citizens of the Commonwealth (House, No. 3565,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

A Bill relative to referendum procedure in the town of Dartmouth (House, No. 4695,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

A report of the committee on Housing and Urban Development, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2219) of Steven A. Tolman, Cynthia S. Creem and Ruth B. Balser for legislation relative to the disposition of certain surplus waterworks facilities of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and the Metropolitan District Commission located in the city of Boston, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on State Administration,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, 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 Senate Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land located in the city of Boston (Senate, No. 1982),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report 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 Jan Heatley for legislation to allow people raising or training service dogs to have the same rights as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on State Administration.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5245) of Demetrius J. Atsalis, Henri S. Rauschenbach and Shirley Gomes for legislation to prohibit the sale of motor fuels containing methyl tertiary butyl ether in Barnstable County and other areas vulnerable to contamination;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Commerce and Labor.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5246) of Patricia A. Walrath, Robert A. Antonioni and Pamela P. Resor relative to the election of members to the Nashoba Regional School District committee;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Election Laws.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of Local 103 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray) “on the occasion of the Wareham Council on Aging Volunteer Recognition Day”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Shannon) “commending Fred Caruso”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Eliezer Gedalia Chernin of Sharon upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

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

The House Bill including the West Groton Mill within the Ayer economic target area and the economic opportunity area (printed in House, No. 4620),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Stoneham to grant an easement over certain open space land (House, No. 4795),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Bernstein,—

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 Ms. Wilkerson, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.