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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Wednesday, July 18, 2001.

Met at one minute 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).

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, David C. Bunker and Brian Knuuttila for legislation to authorize the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law Enforcement to issue motor vehicle citations;

By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer and David C. Bunker for legislation relative to a retirement buyback from the Worcester county retirement system for Mary T. O’Connell; and

By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard T. Moore, Guy W. Glodis, George N. Peterson, Jr., James E. Vallee and other members of the General Court for legislation to validate certain actions by the Blackstone Valley Vocational School District and its member towns;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Public Service on Senate, Nos. 1308, 1371, 1375, 1447, 1521 and 1522, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service 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 retirement options (Senate, No. 2027);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 1349, 1398, 1459 and 1509, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service 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 survivor/death benefits (Senate, No. 2030);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1394), an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of Senate document numbered 1394, relative to accidental disability presumptions (Senate, No. 2032);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1431), an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a certain Senate document numbered 1431, relative to civil service (Senate, No. 2033);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 1336, 1337, 1388, 1409, 1424 and 1473, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service 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 cost of living adjustments (Senate, No. 2034);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 1330, 1335, 1338, 1384 and 1390, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service 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 minimum pensions (Senate, No. 2035);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 1502 and 1523, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service 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 collective bargaining (Senate, No. 2036);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 1305, 1341, 1399, 1406, 1475, 1478 and 1479, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service 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 civil service (Senate, No. 2037);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 1310, 1320, 1343, 1393, 1402, 1436, 1445, 1449 and 1471, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service 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 extraordinary death benefits (Senate, No. 2038);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1496), an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a certain Senate document numbered 1496, relative to civil service (Senate, No. 2039);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1395), an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a certain Senate document numbered 1395, relative to group reclassification (Senate, No. 2041);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 1315, 1317, 1332, 1370, 1403 and 1461, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service 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 group reclassification (Senate, No. 2042);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 1301, 1307, 1327, 1347, 1391, 1472, 1485 and 1495, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service 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 group reclassification (Senate, No. 2043);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 1345, 1444 and 1451, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service 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 group reclassification (Senate, No. 2044); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 1309, 1373, 1477, 1492, 1498, 1501, 1506 and 1546, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service 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 collective bargaining (Senate, No. 2045);
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Public Service, on Senate, No. 1362 and House, No. 2245, a Bill to establish a commission to study Group 1 benefits (Senate, No. 1362, changed in line 14, by inserting after the words “Massachusetts Municipal Association” the following words:— “the president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO or his designee;”);
Read and, under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1071), a Bill to create an exotic aquatic species control program (Senate, No. 2025);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26A, referred to the Senate committee on Science and Technology.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Insurance, on petition, a Bill making technical amendments to Chapter 1760 of the General Laws (Senate, No. 739);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to insurance benefits for chiropractic services (Senate, No. 774);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill providing for greater insurance coverage of prostate cancer exams (Senate, No. 800);

By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill amending the Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District relative to voting by members of the board to provide for weighted voting by board members from the city of Worcester, the buy-in costs for new members of the district and certain other matters concerning said district (Senate, No. 1064);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the development of a management plan for the Charles River Basin parks (Senate, No. 1069, changed in line 8, by striking out the word “January” and inserting in place thereof the word:— “April”; and in line 11, by striking out the word “June” and inserting in place thereof the word:— “September”);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 1083 and House, No. 2222, a Bill to establish a comprehensive wastewater reuse and greywater management plan (Senate, No. 1083, changed in section 3(a) by striking out, in lines 4 and 5, the words “June 30, 2001” and inserting in place thereof the words:— “July 30, 2002”; and by striking out, in line 8, the words “June 30, 2002” and inserting in place thereof the words “January 30, 2003”; and in section 3(b), by striking out, in line 9, the words “January 1, 2002” and inserting in place thereof the words “July 30, 2002”; and by striking out, in line 14, the words “January 1, 2003” and inserting in place thereof the words:— “January 30, 2003”);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill directing the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority to establish “lifeline rates”, so-called, for senior citizens and handicapped persons within the MWRA district (Senate, No. 1092);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to increasing public access to tidelands (Senate, No. 1095);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill providing for access to certain state parks at reduced rates for elderly and disabled persons (Senate, No. 1098);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 1101 and House, No. 3881, a Bill promoting the purchase of Massachusetts agricultural products (Senate, No. 1101);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing a governmental body to enter into contracts for the operation and maintenance, lease or sale and modification of water storage and treatment facilities and wastewater treatment facilities, collection and distribution systems, sewers and pump stations (Senate, No. 1103);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 1104 and House, No. 2223, a Bill relative to waste tire abatement (Senate, No. 1104);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 1109);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority local water infrastructure assistance program (Senate, No. 1120);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the retail sale of fishing bait in small plastic containers (Senate, No. 1121);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to support the infiltration/inflow financial assistance program (Senate, No. 1122);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the Department of Environmental Protection to grant a Chapter 91 license to the Boston Tea Party Ship, Inc. (Senate, No. 1830, changed by inserting before the enacting clause the following emergency preamble:—

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to allow for timely work on the Tea Party Ship, therefore it is declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.”);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1138), a Bill establishing a water resources conservation and efficiency program (Senate, No. 2040);

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill relative to court officers (Senate, No. 1324);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to certain health benefits for environmental police officers (Senate, No. 1351);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to clarify school nurses’ retirement options (Senate, No. 1361);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to clarify creditable service for sabbatical leaves (Senate, No. 1365);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to appointments to police service (Senate, No. 1368);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to Group 4 for health care professionals (Senate, No. 1369, changed by adding the following section:—

SECTION 2. Subsection (2)(g) of section 3 of Chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “hospital” , in line 256, the following words:— “registered nurses employed in such capacity for 15 or more years.”);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement Board to grant certain retirement benefits (Senate, No. 1372);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill directing the state board of retirement to pay a certain retirement benefit to the surviving spouse of State Trooper Michael Brugman (Senate, No. 1374, changed in line 6, by striking out the words:— “chapter 21” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— “chapter 32”);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to teachers’ retirement credit (Senate, No. 1383);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 1466 and House, No. 1297, a Bill relative to veteran’s retirement benefits (Senate, No. 1466, changed in Section 2, in line 1, by striking out the words:— “section 26” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— “section 6”);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to place certain housing police officers in Group Four (Senate, No. 1500);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing a retroactive veteran’s annuity to Paul Bartel, Jr. (Senate, No. 1513);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the position of hearing examiners within the Massachusetts Highway Department (Senate, No. 1518);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Thomas Bragan, an employee of the Department of Correction (Senate, No. 1860);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Marilyn Anufrom, an employee of the Wrentham Development Center (Senate, No. 1861);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Jeffrey Wood, an employee of the Department of Correction (Senate, No. 1891);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1401), a Bill relative to extending creditable service for Peace Corps, National Teacher Corps and Vista service (Senate, No. 2028);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1454), a Bill relative to creditable service for vocational education teachers (Senate, No. 2029);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1357), a Bill to include certain employees of a city or town in Group 4 of the state retirement system (Senate, No. 2031);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill further regulating the retirement benefits of certain veterans (printed as House, No. 344);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing additional public employees creditable retirement service time for active service in the armed forces (printed as House, No. 1858);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on House, Nos. 2239 and 3426, a Bill relating to teacher retirement (printed as House, No. 2239) [Local approval received on House, No. 3426];

By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration, on Senate, No. 1531 and House, No. 1876, a Bill relative to interest on retainage (Senate, No. 1531);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to amend MGL chapter 29, section 29F (Senate, No. 1594); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to confirm the applicability of the Commonwealth’s public bidding and prevailing wage laws to charter schools (Senate, No. 1814);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill authorizing municipalities to petition for public involvement plans in cases of hazardous material sites (Senate, No. 1067);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill designating a portion of the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park as the Honorable William A. L. Bazeley Memorial Recreation Area (Senate, No. 1089);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to condominium septic systems (Senate, No. 1099);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to natural heritage (Senate, No. 1112);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill regulating the minimum size of American lobsters in Massachusetts (Senate, No. 1847);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1078), a Bill requiring pilots for certain vessels (Senate, No. 2026);

By Mr. Jajuga, for the committee on Public Safety, on petition, a Bill relative to speed limits in cities and towns (Senate, No. 1206);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 1272, 1277, 1278, 1279, 1281, 1282 and 1299, a Bill relative to reports filed by special state police officers (Senate, No. 1272);

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill relative to protecting the rights of custodial, maintenance and other non-teaching employees of school districts (Senate, No. 1499, changed by striking out the last sentence);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill pertaining to the rights of fire fighters and police officers (printed as House, No. 716);

By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration, on Senate, No. 1541 and House, No. 2426, a Bill relative to the Uniform Procurement Act (Senate, No. 1541); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 1561 and House, No. 2423, a Bill to limit indemnity and insurance responsibility for general contractors and subcontractors in construction work to the extent the contractor or subcontractor is negligent and the negligence is the proximate cause of the injury or damages (Senate, No. 1561);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill relative to civil service preference for a police officer in the city of Medford (Senate, No. 1816) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

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 election officers in towns (Senate, No. 353);

Repealing certain antiquated laws pertaining to public health (Senate, No. 543);

Designating a walking path at Squantum Point Park as the Janet Niles Murphy Walkway (Senate, No. 627);

To regulate the speed of school buses on limited access highways (Senate, No. 1226);

Returning tax title properties to productive use (Senate, No. 1750); and

Relative to stealing registration plates and the possession of stolen registration plates (Senate, No. 1836);

The House Bill relative to written warnings (House, No. 4242); and

The Senate report of the committee on Federal Financial Assistance, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 365) of Michael R. Knapik, Brian P. Lees and Carol A. Donovan for legislation to permanently extend daylight savings time.

Committee 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 Public Safety to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain Senate documents relative to school bus advertisement and other public safety related matters (Senate, No. 1996);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Safety to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a certain Senate document numbered 1280, relative to the powers of special state police officers (Senate, No. 1997);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Safety 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 firearms and related public safety matters (Senate, No. 1998); and

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Safety 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 the registry of motor vehicles and related public safety matters (Senate, No. 1999);

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.

Messages were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

A message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, recommending legislation relative to opening parole hearings to the public (House, No. 4323);
To the committee on Public Safety.

A message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor (under the provisions of Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation relative to permitting the town of Westport to make application for correction of a determination of value (House, No. 4324);
To the committee on Taxation.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4321) of Winfred A. Eckenreiter, Mark C. Montigny and another (by vote of the town) that the licensing authority of the town of Fairhaven be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of beer and wine to be drunk on the premises to Excel Restaurant Group, Inc., d/b/a Hickory Creek;
To the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4325) of George N. Peterson, Jr., and Guy W. Glodis (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the conservation commission of the town of Sutton to impose fees for the employment of outside consultants; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4326) of Joseph C. Sullivan and others (by vote of the town) that the town of Braintree be authorized to establish a department of public works;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4322) of Michael J. Rodrigues and Joan M. Menard (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish a preservation trust fund in the town of Westport;
To the committee on Taxation.

Bills

Relative to the sale of gas heating equipment (House, No. 2575,— on petition); and

Relative to dress codes in public schools (House, No. 2670, amended,— on House, Nos. 1927, 2670 and 4060);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

A report of the committee on Commerce and Labor, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3252) of Karyn E. Polito, David H. Tuttle and William G. Greene, Jr., relative to the labeling of certain food products containing or produced using genetically engineered materials, and recommending that the same be referred to the House committee on Science and Technology,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence, insomuch as relates to the discharge of the joint committee.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (all of which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation, to wit:

Exempting Dennis J. Mahoney from maximum age requirements for applying for civil service appointment as a police officer in the town of Arlington (see House Bill, printed as Senate, No. 1911);

Authorizing and directing the Superintendent of State Office Buildings to accept and place a mural of the 94th Infantry Division in the State House (see House, No. 1125, amended); and

Relative to the town of Nantucket (see House, No. 3525).

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4362) of A. Stephen Tobin, Michael W. Morrissey and Bruce J. Ayers relative to the leasing of a certain parcel of recreational land in the city of Quincy under the control of the Metropolitan District Commission to Mini-Fenway Park, Inc.;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Housing and Urban Development.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4363) of John J. Binienda and Guy W. Glodis relative to the issuance of certain bonds and notes by the Hillcrest Sewer District;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4364) of Kristina A. Duboul relative to eligibility lists for appointment to the position of fire fighter;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4365) of Robert A. DeLeo, Michael W. Morrissey and Kathi-Anne Reinstein relative to increasing the retirement allowance of certain former state police officers and metropolitan district police officers;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4366) of Rachel Kaprielian and Steven A. Tolman that the Teachers’ Retirement Board be directed to grant creditable service to Jeanne Wilson for service in an overseas school;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4367) of Patricia A. Walrath and Pamela P. Resor for legislation to authorize the Teachers’ Retirement Board to grant certain creditable service to Ethel de Bakker; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4368) of Patricia A. Walrath and Pamela P. Resor relative to granting creditable service to teachers for certain service outside of the Commonwealth;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:

The House Bill relative to dangerous buildings (House, No. 1259),— was read a second time.

Messrs. Moore, Jajuga and Glodis, Ms. Chandler and Messrs. Brewer and Tarr presented an amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2046; and by striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title “An Act relative to inspecting and securing dangerous buildings.”
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading.

The House Bill authorizing the conservation commission of the town of Groton to impose certain fees (House, No. 1837),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land located in the towns of Becket and Otis in exchange for certain other land located in the town of Otis (Senate, No. 1590),— ought to pass, with an amendment, in section 3, by striking out, in lines 8 to 13, inclusive, the words “the division of capital asset management and maintenance for the purposes set forth in Article 97 of the Amendments to the Massachusetts Constitution and for use by the department of environmental management, by deeds acceptable to the commissioner of the division in consultation with the department of environmental management,” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— “the department of environmental management, in consultation with the division of capital asset management and maintenance, for the purposes set forth in Article 97 of the Amendments to the Constitution”.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 1590, amended) was then ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill providing for improvements to the horse and greyhound racing industry in the Commonwealth and the regulation thereof (House, No. 4261, printed as amended,— ought to pass, with an amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2047.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means. The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading.

Orders Adopted.

Ms. Menard presented the following order:

Ordered, That full consideration shall be allowed by the Senate on Thursday, July 19, 2001, on the House Bill providing for improvements to the horse and greyhound racing industry in the Commonwealth and the regulation thereof (House, No. 4261); and that amendments to said bill must be filed with the Clerk of the Senate no later than eleven o’clock A.M., on Thursday, July 19.

There being no objection, the order was considered forthwith and adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tolman,—

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

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