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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Wednesday, June 24, 1998.

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o'clock A.M.

Petitions.

Mr. Keating presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William R. Keating and Lida E. Harkins for legislation to include boards of health as exempted entitles from the uniform procurement act,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Mr. Tisei presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2247) of Richard R. Tisei (with the approval of the mayor and the city council) for legislation to increase the number and amend the method of election of members of the school committee of the city of Malden [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Election Laws.
   Sent to the House for concurrence.

Committees Discharged.

Mr. Norton, 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 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),— 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 extending certain capital spending authorizations (printed in House, No. 5607,— being a message from His Honor the Lieutenant Governor, Acting Governor),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill authorizing the town of Princeton to grant certain easements to Worcester County (House, No. 5447,— on House, No. 5414),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

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 further regulating the construction of statutes (House, No. 4962),— was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) "in recognition of the 1998 celebration of 'Old Home Day' in conjunction with the dedication of the new town hall in the town of Holland", 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 Mr. Clancy, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Clancy) "in recognition of the Pleon Yacht Club of Marblehead hosting the National Championships of the United States Optimist Dinghy Association", 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 Mr. Clancy, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Clancy) "in recognition of Don Law's contributions to the entertainment industry", 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 Mr. Clancy, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray) "congratulating Jennifer Walsh on being named the recipient of the General Billy Mitchell Award", 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 Mr. Clancy, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) "on the occasion of the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Hazel and John Abreau, Sr.", 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 Mr. Clancy, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) "in honor of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., Northeast District", 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 Mr. Clancy, and adopted.

Distinguished Guests.

The President introduced, seated in the gallery, members of the Pleon Yacht Club in Marblehead. The Pleon Yacht Club, the oldest junior yacht club in America, is hosting the national championships of the United States Optimist Dinghy Association. They were the guests of Senator Clancy.

Papers from the House.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5637) of John H. Rogers, Robert A. Antonioni and Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., for legislation to establish uniform standards for bail proceedings;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5623) of William J. McManus II, Robert A. Bernstein and Harold P. Naughton, Jr. (by vote of the town) relative to the transfer of funds in certain line item accounts of the budget of the town of West Boylston; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5624) of Douglas W. Stoddart (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Natick to lease the town hall in said town;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5625) of Stephen Kulik and Stephen M. Brewer (by vote of the town) relative to exempting all positions in the fire department of the town of Athol from the provisions of civil service law;
To the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5638) of Emile J. Goguen and other members of the House for legislation to further regulate retirement benefits for certain veterans; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5639) of Jay R. Kaufman and Susan C. Fargo (with the approval of the county commissioners) relative to the retirement benefits of Richard Crogan, a former employee of the sheriff's department of Essex County;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Papers from the House.
Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill correcting and extending the one trial system for civil cases in Norfolk and Middlesex counties (see Senate, No. 2205, 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 5 to 0.
The bill was signed by the President and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (both 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 President and laid before the Acting Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Relative to the Boston Fair Housing Commission (see Senate, No. 2111); and
Relative to the appointment of Joseph Jackson, Jr. and Thomas F. Bamberry, Jr. to the fire department of the city of Quincy (see Senate, No. 2221).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Murray,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o'clock P.M.


On motion of Mr. Knapik, at eight minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at one o'clock P.M.