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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, July 15, 1999.

Met at four 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).

 

Petition.

Mr. Hedlund (by request) presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jason Scott Wallace and Marie E. Kelp for legislation to further define abuse in domestic relations,- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 

Reports of Committees.

Mr. Jajuga, for the committee on Public Safety, on the recommitted order (Senate, No. 1868), reports, in part, a "Bill making a change in the requirements for continuing education for steam boiler licensing (Senate, No. 429);

Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

 

By Mr. Jajuga, for the committee on Public Safety, on the residue of the recommitted order (Senate, No. 1868), a "Bill providing for an inquiry into the safety of low pressure boilers" (Senate, No. 430);

Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

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 bills

Relative to the postponement or waiver of a parole hearing (Senate, No. 1792);

Relative to insurance and genetic testing and privacy protection (Senate, No. 1825); and

Relative to the Boston Police Relief Association (Senate, No. 1898).

 

Committees Discharged.

Ms. Melconian, 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 the Judiciary to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of Senate documents numbered 252 and 278, relative to criminal record information and parental responsibility (Senate, No. 1931),- and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Rules.

Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

 

Ms. Melconian, for the committee on Rules, on the Senate Order relative to authorizing and directing the joint committee on Public Service to make an investigation and study of various Senate documents relative to creditable service (Senate, No. 1878),- reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1769) of Robert E. Travaglini, Robert A. DeLeo, Robert Hanlon and Mary Jeanette Murray for legislation to authorize and direct the reinstatement of Robert Hanlon as a member in service of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority; and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on the Senate Order relative to authorizing and directing the joint committee on Public Service to make an investigation and study of various Senate documents relative to creditable service issues (Senate, No. 1879),-reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1380) of Robert E. Travaglini for legislation relative to creditable service for Tara Rendon,- and recommending that the same severally be recommitted to the committee on Public Service.

Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Brewer and Birmingham) "in recognition of the fifteenth anniversary of the Winchendon Springs Lake Association"; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray) "honoring the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce."

 

Communication.

The Clerk read the following communication:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

MASSACHUSETTS SENATE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1053

July 13, 1999.

Mr. Patrick Scanlan

Clerk of the Massachusetts Senate

State House, Room 335

Boston, Massachusetts 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

On July 1, 1999, other pressing matters in the building needed my immediate attention and therefore I was unable to be present for roll call votes taken on the following matters.

S1276 - Relative to the redevelopment of the former Lawrence Mills property in the City of Lowell;

H3977 - Relative to the conveyance of certain land from Nantucket County to the Town of Nantucket;

H3978 - Authorizing Nantucket County to convey certain land to the Town of Nantucket and the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Inc.; and

H4218 - Authorizing the City of Boston to convey certain land to the Boston Housing Authority.

Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative on all four matters. I would greatly appreciate your assistance with the printing of this communication in the Senate Journal. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

 

Sincerely,

 

DIANNE WILKERSON,

State Senator,

Second Suffolk.

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

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4552) of Colleen M. Garry, other members of the General Court and another relative to the deposit system and recycling of bottle containers;

Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Energy.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4553) of A. Stephen Tobin, Michael W. Morrissey, Bruce J. Ayers, Ronald Mariano and another (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to Quincy Hospital;

Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration.

 

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 Lawrence Aherne for legislation relative to limiting personal liability for handicapped corporate officers.

Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Bernstein, 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 Stephen M. Brewer and Mary S. Rogeness for legislation relative to retirement buy-back from the Massachusetts teachers retirement system.

Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Bernstein, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.

 

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 David P. Magnani, Cheryl A. Jacques and David Paul Linsky for legislation relative to the naming of bridges in the town of Natick.

Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Bernstein, 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 relative to the salary of the mayor of the city of Medford (House, No. 4428),- 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 town of Ashland to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 4137) (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 Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

 

A Bill authorizing the Swansea Water District to acquire and convey certain parcels of land (House, No. 4529,- on House, Nos. 1220 and 1225),- 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.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Moore,-

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 ten minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o'clock A.M.