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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, July 6, 1998.

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

Petition.

Mr. Lynch presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen F. Lynch for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Planning and Operations to convey permanent and temporary easements on state property in Boston to Emerson College,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of a Committee.

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 self testing programs by banks (House, No. 4695); and
Authorizing the South Middlesex Regional Vocational Technical School to pay certain health insurance premiums (House, No. 5444).

Papers from the House.

A Bill relative to the prevention of drug induced rape and kidnapping (House, No. 5448,— on Senate, No. 1937 and House, Nos. 1652 and 4560),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the bill was read a second time.
An amendment, presented by Mr. Montigny, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2260,— was considered; and it was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5683) of John A. Businger, David T. Donnelly, Steven A. Tolman, Paul C. Demakis and Lois G. Pines relative to cost-of-living adjustments for certain retired public employees,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

A Bill establishing a department of public works in the town of Hatfield (House, No. 5561,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules, were suspended, on motion of Mr. Bernstein, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) "congratulating Marilyn F. Bolaske on the occasion of her retirement as the Director of Veterans' Services in the district of eastern Hampden County", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Clancy, 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) "congratulating Michael Dran on the occasion of his eightieth birthday", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Clancy, 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. Panagiotakos) "honoring Michael J. Kuenzler on the occasion of his retirement from the city of Lowell Police Department", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Clancy, 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. Rauschenbach) "honoring Robert T. Morgan, Sr., on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Clancy, 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.

Order Adopted.

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