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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, June 15, 1998.

Met at two 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.

A report of the Massachusetts Highway Department (under the provisions of Section 14 of Chapter 16 of the General Laws) submitting copy of its annual report on outdoor advertising for the calendar year 1997 (received Thursday, June 11, 1998),— was placed on file.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Antonioni (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert N. DeLisle and Carolyn A. Patten for legislation relative to the omission of certain children from wills; and
By Mr. Clancy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Edward J. Clancy, Jr., and Douglas W. Petersen (by vote of the town) for legislation to allow the recreation commission in the town of Swampscott to discount fees charged to senior citizens for activities [Local approval received];
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Clancy, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2238) of Edward J. Clancy, Jr., and Douglas W. Petersen (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the Election Commission or Board of Registrars of Voters in the town of Swampscott [Local approval received]; and
By the same Senator, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2239) of Edward J. Clancy, Jr., and Douglas W. Petersen (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the filling of vacancies in town meeting membership in the town of Swampscott [Local approval received];
Severally referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Election Laws.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Committees Discharged.

Mr. Clancy, 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 Criminal Justice to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of Senate document numbered 2223, relative to unlawfully providing firearms to minors (Senate, No. 2235),— 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 Bill relative to the Industrial Accident Board and the Industrial Accident Reviewing Board (House, No. 5604,— on House, No. 5402),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill relative to a certain disability retirement for Walter L. Heagney, Jr. (House, No. 5544,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

A message from His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, recommending legislation relative to reducing Part B income tax rates to five percent (House, No. 5394),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Taxation.

Communication.

The Clerk read the following communication:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133

June 15, 1998.

Mr. Edward B. O'Neill
Clerk of the Senate
State House
Boston, Massachusetts 02133

Dear Mr. O'Neill:

On June 9, 1998, due to a conflict, I was unable to be present for the Senate roll call vote on Senate Bill No. 2129, the Fall River land use authorization. Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative.
I was also unable to be present at the Constitutional Convention later that day for the roll call votes on Senate No. 3 and Senate No. 331. Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative on both matters.
I would appreciate your noting this for the record. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Sincerely,

CHERYL A. JACQUES,
State Senator.

On motion of Ms. Fargo, the above statement was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) "congratulating the Oxford High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit on their designation as a Naval Honor School for 1998-99", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Clancy, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Bernstein, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) "on the occasion of the fiftieth wedding anniversary of George and Imelda Dorsey", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Clancy, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Bernstein, and adopted.

Papers from the House.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing and directing the Department of Revenue to refund a certain overpayment (see House, No. 3572, changed) (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 and was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for his approbation.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5605) of David F. Delorey for legislation to prohibit the unauthorized disclosure and use of social security numbers;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5599) of Nancy Flavin and Stanley C. Rosenberg (by vote of the town) that the housing authority of the town of South Hadley be authorized to convey a certain parcel of land in said town; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5600) of William M. Straus and Marc R. Pacheco (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Marion to establish an open space acquisition commission in said town;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the transfer of certain motor vehicle registrations (see Senate, No. 1826, amended) (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 re-enacted and was signed by the Acting President and again laid before the Acting Governor for his approbation.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Clancy, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., for legislation to authorize the sale of alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises on Sundays and legal holidays.
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 Government Regulations.

By Mr. Clancy, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., and Daniel F. Keenan (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the acceptance of streets in the town of Tolland [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 Local Affairs.

By Mr. Clancy, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of William R. Keating for legislation to create a cat and dog sterilization fund license plate program.
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 Safety.

By Mr. Clancy, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., and Peter J. Larkin for legislation to authorize and direct the reinstatement of William Reichert as a member in service in the Teachers' Retirement System.
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.

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 eight minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o'clock A.M.