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Tuesday, June 19, 2001.
Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M.
A communication from the Secretary of the Maine Senate transmitting a copy of Joint Resolution No. 642 expressing support for the compromise installed capacity proposal before the New England Power Pool adopted by the Maine Legislature (received Tuesday, June 12, 2001),— was placed on file.
Reports of Committees.
By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Housing and Urban Development, on Senate, Nos. 636 and 644, a Bill relative to the development and preservation of affordable housing (Senate, No. 1883) (Estimated cost — Bond authorization — $508,500,000);
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 authorizing the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to take or acquire conservation restrictions in and to lands of the Dalton Fire District (Senate, No. 1884);
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. 4222) of Mary S. Rogeness and Brian P. Lees (by vote of the town) relative to confirming the election of Joseph P. Kruzel to a five year term on the planning board of the town of Hampden; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4223) of Mary S. Rogeness and Brian P. Lees (by vote of the town) relative to validating the acts and proceedings of the annual town election held in the town of Hampden on May 7, 2001;
Severally to the committee on Election Laws.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4224) of Garrett J. Bradley and Robert L. Hedlund (by vote of the town) that the town of Hull be authorized to lease certain property known as the Nantasket pier in said town, notwithstanding the uniform procurement law;
To the committee on Local Affairs.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4225) of Alice K. Wolf, Timothy J. Toomey Jr., and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to extended health benefit coverage to domestic partners of employees of the city of Cambridge;
To the committee on Public Service.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4226) of Cory Atkins (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the discontinuance of soundings of train whistles at railroad crossings in the town of Concord;
To the committee on Transportation.
Relative to the operation of sewers in the town of Rockport (House, No. 489,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to certain subdivisions of land in the city of Gloucester (House, No. 490,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Magnani) “honoring Henry ‘Hank’ Fredette on his retirement from public service”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) “congratulating the Douglas High School ‘Tigers’ Varsity Softball Team.”
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 Senate Bill conforming the date for observance of public employee appreciation day in the Commonwealth with the national observance of public service recognition week (Senate, No. 1577),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act relative to public employee appreciation day.”
The Senate Bill designating a plaque for Clara Barton (Senate, No. 1581),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act directing the Superintendent of State Office Buildings to install a plaque in honor of Clara Barton.”
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.
On motion of Mr. Rosenberg,—
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 five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.