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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Wednesday, July 11, 2001.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Melconian in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

Communications.

The following reports were severally read and placed on file:

A communication from the Wonderland Greyhound Park, Inc. (under the provisions of Section 2 of Chapter 128C of the General Laws) submitting copies of simulcasting contracts entered into by Wonderland (received Monday, June 25, 2001); and

A communication from the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department relative to its corrective action at the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center (received Thursday, June 28, 2001).

Reports.

A report of the Department of Telecommunications and Energy (under the provisions of Section 1E(d) of Chapter 164 of the General Laws) submitting its bi-annual report concerning alternative dispute resolutions claims (received Tuesday, July 3, 2001),— was placed on file.

A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of M.C.I. Bridgewater (received Tuesday, June 26, 2001),— was read and sent to the House for its information.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Creedon, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert S. Creedon, Jr. and Kathleen M. Teahan for legislation relative to the Massachusetts Community Preservation Trust Fund;

By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert L. Hedlund and Helen Galotti for legislation to prohibit the purchase of lottery tickets with a credit card;

By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marie Kalp and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to require written responses to inquiries from family members and guardians of nursing home, rest home and long-term care facility residents;

By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marie Kalp and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to require notification by nursing homes, rest homes and long-term care facilities if certain health or safety concerns cannot be addressed;

By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marie Kalp and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to require the installation of elevators in multi-level nursing homes;

By the same Senator (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Irving Murstein for legislation to establish flat rate motor vehicle insurance;

By the same Senator (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Irving Murstein for legislation to transfer responsibility for the regulation of certain common carriers to the Registry of Motor Vehicles;

By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert L. Hedlund and John Bewick for the adoption of an Order relative to establishing a special committee to make an investigation and study of the effects of construction on waterfront property along harbors and ports of the Commonwealth;

By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard T. Moore, John P. Fresolo, Robert Spellane, Mark J. Carron and other members of the General Court for legislation to include the employees of the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission in the group insurance plan;

By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard T. Moore, Jay R. Kaufman, James P. Jajuga, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand the pool of eligible poll workers and increasing student participation in the process of representative democracy; and

By Mr. Morrissey, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey and Robert J. Nyman for legislation to provide coverage for hearing aids for children;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 486), an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document numbered 486, relative to Marblehead (Senate, No. 1966);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 491 and 496 and House, No. 3728, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain Senate and House documents relative to boards of health (Senate, No. 1967);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 504, 587 and 605 and House, Nos. 2700, 3300 and 3717, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate and House documents relative to medical assistance (Senate, No. 1968);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 506 and 529, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain Senate documents relative to nursing and senior issues (Senate, No. 1969);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on House, Nos. 261, 1946 and 1947, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current House documents relative to medical records (Senate, No. 1970);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 581 and House, No. 3727, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate and House documents relative to Department of Public Health hearings (Senate, No. 1971);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 585), an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document numbered 585, relative to psychotropic drugs (Senate, No. 1972);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 401), an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document numbered 401, relative to speech pathology assistants (Senate, No. 1973);

By Mr. Creedon, for the committee on the Judiciary, on Senate, Nos. 815, 859, 862, 893, 909, 940, 944, 949, 950, 954, 967, 985, 987, 988 and 1001, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on the Judiciary to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to judicial matters (Senate, No. 1974);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 847, 849, 863, 942, 959, 969, 974, 998 and 1007, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on the Judiciary to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to judicial and court management, court costs and other matters (Senate, No. 1975);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 806, 807, 808, 821, 885, 902, 903, 908, 914, 924, 925, 926, 936, 946, 952, 953, 956, 977, 980, 992, 1002 and 1005, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on the Judiciary to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of several Senate documents relative to privacy matters, abortion, abuse and protection orders and other matters (Senate, No. 1976); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 194, 432, 809, 811, 818, 820, 826, 830, 861, 888, 891, 892, 907, 910, 917, 918, 919, 929, 934, 941, 945, 957, 970, 981, 982, and 1008, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on the Judiciary to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to judicial matters (Senate, No. 1977);
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care, on Senate, Nos. 482, 558 and 564, a Bill creating a special task force to make an investigation and study on issues related to the health care workforce (Senate, No. 564);
Read and, under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care, on petition, a Bill providing for capital outlays for the acquisition, upgrading, development and implementation of health care technology in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 552);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26A, referred to the Senate committee on Science and Technology.

By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care, on petition, a Bill relative to licensing of milk pasteurization plants located within the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 530);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to a registered nurse seat on the Public Health Council (Senate, No. 532);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill further regulating investigations of abuse against residents of long-term care facilities (Senate, No. 533);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill further regulating the sale and distribution of bottled water and certain other non-alcoholic beverages (Senate, No. 535);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill further clarifying state licensing requirements for health plans offering coverage to senior citizens (Senate, No. 537);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing the public health hospital trust fund (Senate, No. 538);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 539 and House, No. 2696, a Bill prohibiting the smoking of tobacco products in certain areas (Senate, No. 539);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to volunteer physicians (Senate, No. 544);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill ensuring the safety and protection of hospital patients (Senate, No. 549);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 520 and 550, a Bill providing for the proper prevention of pneumonia in health care workers (Senate, No. 550);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to frozen desserts and frozen dessert mix (Senate, No. 553);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill requiring hospitals to report head injuries and spinal cord injuries (Senate, No. 554);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing the health care mini-grant program (Senate, No. 555);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill concerning drug and alcohol testing (Senate, No. 557);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the continuity of coverage for Medicaid beneficiaries over the age of 65 (Senate, No. 560);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the Division of Professional Health Licensure (Senate, No. 561);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to Division of Administrative Law Appeals (Senate, No. 562);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 575 and House, No. 2699, a Bill establishing the office of indoor air quality (Senate, No. 575);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 524 and 577 and House, No. 280, a Bill authorizing a study of behavioral health reimbursement rates (Senate, No. 1978);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 547), a Bill relative to the collection of data relative to direct to consumer advertising (Senate, No. 1979);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 563), a Bill to enhance the effects of regulations aimed at the protection of public health, natural resources, and the environment (Senate, No. 1980);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 540), a Bill requiring notification to the Department of Public Health for certain school construction projects (Senate, No. 1981);

By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill establishing the Upper Cape water supply reserve (printed as House, No. 3579, changed in section 3, in line 11, by striking out “January 1, 2001” and inserting in place thereof:— “January 1, 2002”; and in section 10, in line 1, by striking out “January 1, 2001” and inserting in place thereof:— “January 1, 2002”;

By Mr. Jajuga, for the committee on Public Safety, on petition, a Bill providing for HIV testing for at risk police officers (Senate, No. 1153, changed in line 12, by inserting after the word “testing” the following words:—”assessment, treatment, and post-therapy follow-up established by written protocols as defined by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health”; in lines 15 and 16, by striking out the words “Such testing shall be at the option of the exposed person and any portion of cost for three such test undergone” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— “Said testing, assessment, treatment, and post-therapy follow-up shall be at the option of the exposed person and any portion of cost for said testing, assessment, treatment, and post-therapy follow-up and for two additional tests undergone”); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to law enforcement pursuit of individuals suspected of criminal activity (Senate, No. 1231, changed in line 9 by striking out the words “Criminal Justice” and inserting in place thereof the words:— Public Safety);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Ms. Creem, for the committee on Criminal Justice, on Senate, Nos. 164 and 182, a Bill relative to the punishment for the crime of domestic violence (Senate, No. 164);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to assault and battery on a child (Senate, No. 165);

By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care, on petition, a Bill repealing certain antiquated laws pertaining to public health (Senate, No. 543); and

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Insurance, on petition, a Bill allowing certain military personnel to receive group insurance discounts (Senate, No. 773, changed in line 14 by striking out “(A)”; in line 16 by striking out the words “or within two years of engaging in”; in lines 17-27 by striking out the following words:— “, or (B) current or former spouses, children, step-children or legal wards of persons or members identified in clause (A) who were insured as residents of a person’s or member’s household, who are of legal contracting age and have an independent need for insurance; or (C) current or former children, step-children or legal wards described in clause (B) who have not become policyholders of said insurer on or before January 1, 2003 will not qualify for coverage through this group marketing plan unless they apply for insurance through said insurer within two years after they are no longer insured as a member of an insured household”; and in line 17 by striking out the word “thereof,” and inserting in place thereof:— “thereof.”);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

Mr. Brewer, 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 Senate Bill relative to pre-marital testing (Senate, No. 476); and

The House Bill relative to dangerous buildings (House, No. 1259).

Committees Discharged.

Ms. Menard, 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 Criminal Justice to make an investigation and study of several Senate documents relative to criminal justice (Senate, No. 1944);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate and House documents relative to community health centers (Senate, No. 1946);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate and House documents relative to medical records privacy (Senate, No. 1947);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate and House documents relative to nurse staffing ratios (Senate, No. 1948);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document numbered 490, relative to heart surgery at community hospitals (Senate, No. 1949);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate and House documents relative to methadone treatment centers (Senate, No. 1950);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain Senate and House documents relative to community benefit obligations (Senate, No. 1951);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document numbered 517, relative to a deputy nurse commissioner (Senate, No. 1952);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document numbered 569, relative to midwifery (Senate, No. 1953);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate and House documents relative to optometrists (Senate, No. 1955);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document numbered 576, relative to the children’s catastrophic illness commission (Senate, No. 1956);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document numbered 583, relative to registered nurse first assistants (Senate, No. 1957);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate and House documents relative to nursing home eligibility (Senate, No. 1958);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate and House documents relative to dental health care (Senate, No. 1959);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate and House documents relative to breast cancer and abortion (Senate, No. 1960); and

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document numbered 1865, relative to defibrillator training (Senate, No. 1961);

And recommending that the same severally be referred to the Senate committee on Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4285) of James H. Fagan and Marc R. Pacheco (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the date for the primary municipal election to be held in the current year in the city of Taunton;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4291) of Daniel F. Keenan (by vote of the town) relative to recall elections in the town of Blandford;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4286) of Peter J. Koutoujian, Rachel Kaprielian, Kay Khan and Ruth B. Balser (with the approval of the mayor and board of aldermen) relative to authorizing a non-binding advisory ballot question in the city of Newton;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4287) of Elizabeth Poirier and Cheryl A. Jacques (by vote of the town) relative to validating the acts and proceedings of the annual town election in the town of North Attleborough on April 2, 2001; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4288) of Harriett L. Stanley (by vote of the town) relative to providing recall elections in the town of Newbury;
Severally to the committee on Election Laws.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4289) of Edward G. Connolly (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to creating the position of executive director of city services in the city of Everett;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4290) of Lida E. Harkins and Cheryl A. Jacques (by vote of the town) that the town of Needham be authorized to establish a traffic mitigation fund;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4292) of Robert M. Koczera and Marc C. Montigny (by vote of the town) relative to eliminating administrative responsibility for assessing from the director or supervisory board of the division of finance in the town of Acushnet;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4293) of Peter J. Koutoujian, Cynthia S. Creem, Rachel Kaprielian, Kay Khan and Ruth B. Balser (with the approval of the mayor and board of aldermen) that the city of Newton be authorized to seek the impositions of civil fines for violations of zoning ordinance or by-laws;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4294) of Paul Kujawski and Richard T. Moore (by vote of the town) that the town of Uxbridge be authorized to establish a capital improvement trust fund;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4295) of David P. Linsky and Cheryl A. Jacques (by vote of the town) that the conservation commission of the town of Sherborn be authorized to convey a certain parcel of land to the board of selectmen of said town;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4297) of Francis L. Marini and Robert L. Hedlund (by vote of the town) that the town of Duxbury be authorized to exchange certain parcels of land with Serge H. Roy and Caroline Patacchiola-Roy;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4298) of Thomas J. O’Brien and Therese Murray (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide for the appointment of a treasurer/collector in the town of Kingston;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4299) of Matthew C. Patrick (by vote of the town) that the town of Mashpee be authorized to convey a certain parcel of land used for conservation purposes;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4300) of Matthew C. Patrick (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Mashpee to convey a certain easement to the Mashpee VFW Post #5489;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4301) of John P. Slattery, Theodore C. Speliotis and Frederick E. Berry (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to authorizing the city of Peabody to use certain park land for school purposes;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4302) of Donna R. Kalikow, Frank I. Smizik, Paul C. Demakis, Cynthia S. Creem, David T. Donnelly, Ruth B. Balser and Brian P. Golden (by vote of the town) relative to the liability insurance fund in the town of Brookline;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4303) of Donna R. Kalikow, Frank I. Smizik, Paul C. Demakis, Cynthia S. Creem, David T. Donnelly, Ruth B. Balser and Brian P. Golden (by vote of the town) that the town of Brookline be authorized to lease town-owned property for a period not to exceed twenty-five years; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4304) of Donna R. Kalikow, Frank I. Smizik, Paul C. Demakis, Cynthia S. Creem, David T. Donnelly, Ruth B. Balser and Brian P. Golden (by vote of the town) relative to parking violations in the town of Brookline;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4305) of Reed V. Hillman, Stephen M. Brewer and Mark J. Carron (by vote of the town) that the town of Sturbridge be authorized to limit connections and extensions of the sewer system in said town;
To the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4306) of Lida E. Harkins and Cheryl A. Jacques (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Needham to establish a post retirement insurance liability fund;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4307) of Charles A. Murphy and Robert A. Havern (by vote of the town) that certain positions in the town of Burlington be exempt from the civil service law; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4308) of Elizabeth Poirier and Cheryl A. Jacques (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize Brian F. Coyle to continue employment with the police department of the town of North Attleborough;
Severally to the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4309) of Shirley Gomes and Robert A. O’Leary (by vote of the town) that the town of Harwich be authorized to lease a certain parcel of land to the Harwich Chamber of Commerce, notwithstanding provisions of the uniform procurement law;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4296) of David P. Linsky and Cheryl A. Jacques (by vote of the town) for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the town of Natick as the Vice President Henry Wilson Memorial Bridge;
To the committee on Transportation.

A Bill relative to the production and preservation of affordable housing in the Commonwealth (House, No. 4284, printed as amended,— on Senate, Nos. 613, 615, 616, 617, 618, 623, 624, 630, 637, 638, 642, 643, 645, 648, and House, Nos. 263, 264, 265, 266, 459, 461, 462, 819, 1021, 1193, 1395, 1396, 1953, 1956, 2177, 2178, 2179, 2321, 2322, 2323, 2324, 2325, 2326, 2527, 2528, 2529, 2703, 2704, 2705, 2706, 2707, 2708, 2709, 2710, 2911, 3103, 3314, 3317, 3323, 3731, 3734, 3735, 3871, 3906 and 3937),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill relative to the Dracut Water Supply District (House, No. 428,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

A Bill relative to the granting of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the town of Sharon (House, No. 3701,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

The Senate Bill authorizing the establishment of a library district in the towns of Mendon and Upton (Senate, No. 1833),— came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with amendments in section 2, in lines 65, 66 and 67, by striking out the paragraph contained therein and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

“(e) Section 20B of chapter 59 of the General Laws shall apply to the district.”; and in section 6, by striking out, in line 45, the figure “5” and inserting in place thereof the figure “30”, by striking out paragraph (3), contained in lines 119 to 126, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

“(3) If, after submission of the budget, no agreement is reached as to a budget for the district, then the budget shall be an amount equal to (1) the average of the towns’ appropriation for operating costs and for capital costs, not including capital costs for the payment of principal of and interest on bonds or other obligations issued by the district to finance capital costs for free public library service for the 3 years immediately preceding, increased by 2.5 per cent of this average, plus (2) the capital costs required for the payment of principal of and interest on bonds or other obligations issued by the district payable during the fiscal year for which the budget is proposed. The district budget shall be apportioned between the towns and paid by them in accordance with the terms set forth above concerning apportionment of costs.”, and by inserting before the word “attorneys”, in line 193, the word “reasonable”.

The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the House amendment was considered forthwith.

Mr. Moore further moved that the Senate concur in the House amendment with a further amendment in subsection (b) of section 2, by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:— “Within 30 days after the acceptance of this act, each such town shall appoint 3 members of the district board of trustees.”
The further amendment was adopted.
The Senate then concurred in the House amendment, as amended.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the further Senate amendment.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Melconian and Ms. Fargo) “honoring Tyler Moran for her advocacy on behalf of immigrants and refugees in Massachusetts”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) “congratulating Dr. Mary C. Burke on being chosen as the recipient of the Vanguard Award”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) “congratulating Captain Charles A. Poulin upon his retirement after 29 years of loyal service to the citizens of Millville and the Millville Fire Department”;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Moore and Glodis) “congratulating the Nipmuc Regional Middle/High School ‘Warriors’ Varsity Baseball Team”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Travaglini) “on the occasion of the eightieth birthday of George A. Rio and the fifty-fifth wedding anniversary of George and Gloria Rio.”

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill to ensure eligibility for unemployment insurance for victims of domestic violence (Senate, No. 1881),— ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 1984).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Resor, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 1984) was then ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill authorizing the commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to take or acquire conservation restrictions in and on lands of the town of Hatfield and the Hatfield water commission (Senate, No. 1943),— ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft entitled “An Act authorizing the Department of Environmental Management to take or acquire conservation restrictions in and on lands of the town of Hatfield and the Hatfield Water Commission” (Senate, No. 1985).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Rosenberg, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 1985) was then ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to certain bonds issued by the Commonwealth (House, No. 3907),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

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 health care coverage (Senate, No. 760),— was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Order — Amended.

The following House Order (approved by the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently) came from the House adopted, as follows:

Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, joint standing committees and the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, be granted until Tuesday, July 31, 2001, within which to make reports on all matters referred to them.

Pending the question on adoption of the order, in concurrence, Ms. Menard presented an amendment, in line 2, by inserting after the word “committees” the following: “except the committee on Health Care as it relates to Senate document numbered 1813”. The amendment was adopted.
The order, as amended, was then adopted. Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

A Bill making certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, prior to final action on the General Appropriation Bill for said fiscal year (House, No. 4314, being a message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Chandler, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence; its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act making certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, before final action on the general appropriation bill for that fiscal year.”

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill further extending the time for which certain land in Norfolk County may be used as a temporary minimum security alternative correction center (see House, No. 4251, 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 6 to 0.

The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Rosenberg,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.

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