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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tuesday, July 14, 1998.

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

Report.

A report of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission (under the provisions of Section 24 of Chapter 10 of the General Laws) submitting its consolidated statement of operations for the lottery and arts lottery funds for the months of April and May 1998 (received Monday, July 13, 1998),— was read and sent to the House for its information.

Papers from the House

Bills
Authorizing the county of Nantucket to convey certain land (House, No. 4770,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Authorizing the South Hadley housing authority to convey a certain parcel of land (House, No. 5599, changed,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

A Bill relative to antique automobiles (House, No. 4785,— on House, Nos. 1337 and 4032),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

The Senate Bill relative to certain prohibited semiautomatic weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines (Senate, No. 1985),— came from the House with the endorsement that said branch had insisted on its amendments:
Striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of House document numbered 5636; and by striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title: "An Act relative to gun control in the Commonwealth." (in which the Senate had NON-concurred.)
The bill bore the further endorsement that said branch had concurred with the Senate in the appointment of a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and that Representatives Casey of Winchester, Slattery of Peabody and Gauch of Shrewsbury had been joined as the committee on the part of the House.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Owen Jones, an employee of the Department of Mental Retardation (Senate, No. 2257);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Bernstein, for the committee on Criminal Justice, on petition, a Bill relative to health care facilities (Senate, No. 2252) [Senator Antonioni and Representatives Tobin of Quincy, Garry of Dracut and Knuuttila of Gardner dissenting];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

By Ms. Fargo, for the committee on Local Affairs, on petition, a Bill relative to the recreation commission of the town of Swampscott (Senate, No. 2255) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

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 relative to the granting of immunity (House, No. 5651),— 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 relative to the grant of immunity."

Papers from the House.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the Governor to designate an additional justice of the peace in the town of West Bridgewater (see House, No. 293) (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 Acting Governor for his approbation.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5699) of John H. Stasik, John A. Stefanini and David P. Magnani (by vote of the town) relative to nonpartisan preliminary elections in the town of Framingham;
To the committee on Election Laws.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5701) of John H. Stasik, John A. Stefanini and David P. Magnani (by vote of the town) relative to the board of selectmen-town manager form of government in the town of Framingham; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5702) of John H. Stasik, John A. Stefanini and David P. Magnani (by vote of the town) relative to town meeting members in the town of Framingham;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5707) of John H. Stasik and Carol C. Cleven for legislation to authorize the Group Insurance Commission to permit Charles Morrill, a retired employee of the Commonwealth, to carry a certain amount of additional life insurance;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Order Adopted.

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. Lees, at a quarter past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at eleven o'clock A.M.


IN JOINT SESSION


Tuesday, July 14, 1998.

Joint Session of the Two Houses to Consider Specific Amendments to the Constitution.

At four minutes past two o'clock P.M., the two House met in

Joint Session

and were called to order by the Honorable Thomas F. Birmingham, President of the Senate.

Without taking action on the matters duly and constitutionally assigned for consideration, on motion of Mr. Lynch, at five minutes past two o'clock P.M., the joint session was recessed until two o'clock P.M. on Tuesday, July 28, and the Senate withdrew from the House Chamber, under the escort of the Sergeant-at-Arms.