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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, July 6, 2000.

Met at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and placed on file:

A report of the Department of Environmental Protection (under the provisions of Chapter 206 of the Acts of 1998) submitting the Brownfields 2000 report (received Thursday, June 29, 2000); and

A report of the Department of Telecommunications and Energy (under the provisions of Section 193 of Chapter 164 of the Acts of 1997) submitting its report concerning the effects of self-generation (received Wednesday, July 5, 2000).

Petition.

Mr. Brewer presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Stephen Kulik, David H. Tuttle and other members of the General Court for legislation to exempt certain food manufacturers from unfunded water testing requirements,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5321) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., and Robert A. Bernstein (by vote of the town) that the licensing authority of the town of Clinton be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises to the Wine Merchant;
To the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5322) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., and Robert A. Bernstein (by vote of the town) that the retirement board of the town of Clinton be authorized to grant accidental disability pensions to certain fire fighters and police officers;
To the committee on Public Service.

A Bill relative to benefits for Worcester County court officers (House, No. 4936,— on Senate, No. 1203 and House, No. 877),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

Communication.

The Clerk read the following communication:
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1053

July 6, 2000.

Mr. Patrick F. Scanlan
Senate Clerk
State House
Boston, Massachusetts 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

Due to a previously scheduled commitment, I was unable to attend the Joint Session on Wednesday, June 28, 2000 and therefore missed all recorded roll call votes.

Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative on the amendment to the Constitution relative to the effective date of state Legislative and Executive Councilor redistricting. I also would have voted in the affirmative on the amendment to the Constitution relative to the voting rights of incarcerated persons.

I respectfully request that this statement be printed in the Senate Journal. Thank you, in advance, for your assistance with this matter.

Very truly yours,
MICHAEL R. KNAPIK,

Minority Whip.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, the above statement was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer, Ms. Melconian and Messrs. Rosenberg and Knapik) “urging His Excellency the Governor and the Department of Telecommunications and Energy to investigate telephone number conservation measures for the Western Massachusetts Region”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Dr. Cecelia M. DiBella for her dedicated service to the Sharon school department”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “commending Patrick Lyons on his many years of service to the people of West Africa and to the United States Department of Agriculture.”

Bill Previously Recalled from the Governor

Laid Before the Senate.

The engrossed Bill relative to the composition of the licensing board of the city known as the town of Watertown (see House, No. 4421, amended) which, at a previous session, had been returned by His Excellency the Governor, at the request of the Senate,— was laid before the Senate.
There being no objection, on motion of Ms. Fargo, the Senate reconsidered the vote by which, at a previous session, it had passed the bill to be enacted.
On further motion of the same Senator, Senate Rule 49 was suspended and the bill was amended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, by striking out section 5 and inserting in place thereof the following section:—
“SECTION 5. All votes and actions of the licensing board of the city known as the town of Watertown taken before the effective date of this act and which included the vote or action of an alternate member are hereby ratified, validated and confirmed as though such alternate member had been authorized by law to sit on the licensing board.”
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

Order Adopted.

Ms. Walsh presented the following order, to wit:—
Ordered, That the Joint Committee on Taxation be granted an extension order until July 17, 2000 to give further consideration to Senate document numbered 2230 relative to the Springfield Civic and Convention Center.
There being no objection, the order was considered forthwith, and adopted.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Petition.

On motion of Mr. Moore, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Shannon (accompanied by bill) of Charles E. Shannon, Michael J. McGlynn, mayor, Vincent P. Ciampa and Anthony P. Giglio (with the approval of the mayor and the city council) for legislation relative to civil service preference for a police officer in the city of Medford,— and the same was referred to the committee on Public Service.

Sent to the House for concurrence.<
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Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Melconian, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Stephen F. Lynch, Peter J. Larkin and Henri S. Rauschenbach for legislation relative to making corrective changes in certain general and special laws relative to the Commonwealth Corporation.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Commerce and Labor.

By Ms. Melconian, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Jo Ann Sprague, Cynthia J. Dacanay and Ashley Dacanay for legislation to permit diabetic students to possess and use glucose-monitoring materials on school grounds.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.

By Ms. Melconian, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Donald Kusser for legislation relative to the Mid-Cape Highway within the town of Barnstable.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

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 authorizing the conservation commission of the town of Ashland to impose certain fees (House, No. 4045),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the establishment of the Wood Road betterment fund in the town of Braintree (see House, No. 4141) (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 Governor for his approbation.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5326) of John A. Hart, Jr., and Stephen F. Lynch for legislation to authorize the Department of Youth Services to establish a sick leave bank for James F. Broughton, Jr., an employee of said department,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

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 Senate Bill relative to charter schools (Senate, No. 2027),— was considered, the main question being on concurring in the House amendment.
The pending motion, previously moved by Mr. Tolman, that the bill be laid on the table, was considered; and it was negatived. The pending motion on the main question, previously moved by Mr. Travaglini, that the Senate NON-concur in the House amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of House document numbered 5276 was then considered; and the Senate NON-concurred in the House amendment.
On motion of Ms. Melconian, the Senate appointed a committee of conference and the President appointed the following members to said committee on the part of the Senate: Senator Antonioni of Worcester and Middlesex, Senator Montigny of Bristol and Senator Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire.

Sent to the House for its action.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
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 twelve minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.