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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, June 18, 1998.

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

Communication.

A communication from the Board of Higher Education (under the provisions of Section 7 of Chapter 150E of the General Laws) submitting a copy of a request for an appropriation to fund a collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Higher Education and the Massachusetts Community College Council/Massachusetts Teachers Association (received Friday, June 12, 1998),— was placed on file.

Report.

A report of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (under the provisions of Section 50 of Chapter 7 of the General Laws) submitting proposed rules and regulations governing disability retirement of public employees (Senate, No. 2237) (received Friday, June 12, 1998),— was referred to the committee on Public Service.
   Sent to the House for concurrence.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Amorello, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Raymond V. Mariano, mayor, Thomas R. Hoover, city manager, Matthew J. Amorello and Robert A. Bernstein (with the approval of the mayor and the city council) for legislation relative to the approval of beano licenses in the city of Worcester [Local approval received];
By Mr. Keating a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William R. Keating and Louis L. Kafka (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Sharon to issue licenses to certain establishments for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises [Local approval received];
By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard T. Moore and Marie J. Parente (by vote of the town of Milford) for legislation relative to the retirement allowance of Anthony J. Mastroianni [Local approval received]; and
By Ms. Wilkerson, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Dianne Wilkerson for legislation relative to banning the sale of tobacco through the use of vending machines;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Durand, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2243) of Robert A. Durand and Stephen P. LeDuc (with the approval of the mayor and the city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Marlborough to lease a certain parcel of recreational land [Local approval received]; and
By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2244) of Bruce E. Tarr and Forrester A. Clark, Jr. (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish the position of town administrator in the town of Manchester-by-the-Sea [Local approval received];
Severally referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Local Affairs.
   Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2170), a Bill establishing a community care ombudsman (Senate, No. 2242); and
By Mr. Jajuga, for the committee on Public Safety, on the report of the Prison Industries Enhancement Commission (Senate, No. 2059), a Bill creating the Massachusetts Prison Industries Enhancement Program (Senate, No. 2241);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Jajuga, for the committee on Public Safety, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1966), an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Safety to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of Senate document numbered 1966, relative to further regulating highway safety (Senate, No. 2240);
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Mr. Berry, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matters be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The House bills
Relative to banking laws (House, No. 35, changed and amended);
Relative to nomination papers (House, No. 5074); and
Designating a portion of state highway Route 20 in the town of Charlton as the JENS Memorial Highway (House, No. 5384).

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Clancy) "congratulating James T. Leonard for many years of distinguished public service to the city of Lynn", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Norton, 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 Ms. Fargo, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) "relative to Lucy Stone Day", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Norton, 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 Ms. Fargo, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray and Mr. Pacheco) "on the occasion of the retirement of Paul Brooks Kelly, Jr.", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Norton, 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 Ms. Fargo, and adopted.

Papers from the House.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Ashby to continue the employment of Elmer S. Fitzgerald, Jr. as fire chief (see House, No. 5508) (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 President and laid before the Acting Governor for his approbation.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5616) of Kenneth Moulton relative to further regulating tort claims against certain public agencies;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5610) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr, James P. Jajuga and Donna F. Cuomo (by vote of the town) that the conservation commission of the town of North Andover be authorized to impose consultant fees and to account for and spend said fees;
To the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5611) of Joseph T. Geller, John A. Businger, Lois G. Pines, Paul C. Demakis, Steven A. Tolman and others (by vote of the town) relative to the approval of cost of living adjustments for retired employees of the town of Brookline; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5612) of Joseph T. Geller, John A. Businger, Lois G. Pines, Paul C. Demakis, Steven A. Tolman, David T. Donnelly and others (by vote of the town) relative to exempting the position of school nurse in the town of Brookline from the provisions of civil service law;
Severally to the committee on Public Service.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill making certain corrective changes in certain general and special laws (see Senate, No. 2101, amended), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted, in concurrence, by a vote of 6 to 0.
The bill was signed by the President and sent to the House for enactment.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Bernstein,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday 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 nine minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o'clock A.M.