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Thursday, June 29, 2000.
Met at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).
The following reports were severally read and placed on file:
A report of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (under the provisions of Section 50 of Chapter 7 of the General Laws) submitting rules and regulations governing retirement of public employees in Massachusetts (received Wednesday, June 28, 2000); and
A report of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (under the provisions of Section 4 of Chapter 280 of the Acts of 1998) submitting the results of a study on women and construction projects (received Thursday, June 29, 2000).
A report of the Bureau of Special Investigations (under the provisions of Section 15D(6) of Chapter 22 of the General Laws) submitting its report for the month of May, 2000 (received Wednesday, June 28, 2000),— was read and sent to the House for its information.
By Mr. Tolman, for the committee on Local Affairs, on petition, a Bill relative to establishing the Becket Woods Road and Maintenance District in the town of Becket (Senate, No. 2227, changed in Section 3(A)(5), in line 2, by striking out all after the word “District” in said subsection.) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The House Bill establishing the Assabet public safety district (House, No. 2747, changed).
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5310) of Demetrius J. Atsalis (by vote of the town) that the town of Barnstable be authorized to convey a certain parcel of conservation land to the Marstons Mills Public Library, Inc.,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Local Affairs.
Relative to compliance with life safety codes, remediation of environmental hazards, and the preservation and management of the Commonwealth’s real property assets (House, No. 5289, amended,— on House, No. 4185);
Providing for emergency maintenance of environmental assets of the Commonwealth (House, No. 5308,— on House, No. 4367, in part); and
Authorizing the conveyance of real property by the Commonwealth to the town of Falmouth (House, No. 5309,— on House, No. 1270);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
Authorizing the Centerville-Osterville-Marston Mills Fire District to establish a betterment reserve fund (House, No. 3718,— on House, No. 4263, in part);
Further defining privileged and confidential communications with a psychologist (House, No. 4363,— on House, No. 4015);
Further establishing the rights of innkeepers (House, No. 4890,— on House, No. 4797, in part); and
Relative to the pronouncement of death by a nurse practitioner (House, No. 5057, changed,— on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Brewer, Antonioni, Panagiotakos and Ms. Resor) “on the occasion of the Four-Corners Tour.”
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 Stephen M. Brewer and David H. Tuttle for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land in the town of New Braintree.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, 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.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
An engrossed Bill validating the actions taken at the 2000 annual town election of the town of Tyngsborough (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 5301) (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, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
The following matter was taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:
The House Bill authorizing the town of Scituate to use certain forest land for a fire station (House, No. 5113),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
There being no objection, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-one minutes past one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
The following House Order (approved by the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently) was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence, to wit:
Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Election Laws be granted until Monday, July 31, 2000 the time within which to make its final report on current House document numbered 5063.
There being no objection, at twenty-two minutes past one o’clock P.M., the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-four minutes past four o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair.
On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
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 Mr. Rauschenbach, at twenty-five minutes past four o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.