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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of theCommonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, July 29, 1999.

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

 

Petitions.

Mr. Clancy presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1940) of Edward J. Clancy, Jr., and Steven Angelo (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to vacancies of town meeting members in the town of Saugus [Local approval received],- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Local Affairs.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Mr. Glodis presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Guy W. Glodis for legislation to prosecute juvenile offenders as adults for certain crimes,- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Magnani, for the committee on Science and Technology, that the Senate bills

Relative to vocational school manufacturing technology grants (Senate, No. 249); and

Providing for Internet and network compatible computer equipment in senior centers (Senate, No. 599);

Severally ought to pass.

Severally referred, under Senate Rule 27, 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 negative option mailings (Senate, No. 98);

Correcting the definition of political party (Senate, No. 315);

Relative to the use of headlights (Senate, No. 1104); and

Clarifying wine and malt beverage tastings (Senate, No. 1895); and

The Senate reports

Of the committee on Banks and Banking, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 15) of Bruce E. Tarr, the Massachusetts Mortgage Association, by Stephen E. Sousa, president, and Brian A. Joyce for legislation to further regulate the licensing of certain entities as collection agencies;

Of the committee on Election Law, ought NOT to pass:

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 314) of Merton B. Baker for legislation to allow nominations by fee and funding clean elections; and

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 320) of Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to prohibit campaign contributions to General Court candidates by legislative agents unless the agent lives in the candidate's district.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to a certain reserve fund in the town of Oak Bluffs (House, No. 4324,- on petition) [Local approval received],- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

 

A report of the committee on Health Care, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1935) of Marc R. Pacheco, the S.E.I.U., the Massachusetts State Council, by Susana Segat, and Dianne Wilkerson for legislation to require the Division of Occupational Hygiene to adopt a certain pathogen standard, and recommending that the same be referred to the House committee on Ways and Means,- was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence, insomuch as relates to the discharge of the joint committee.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) "congratulating James Michenzie on the occasion of his ninety-first birthday"; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Tucker and Mr. Jajuga) "congratulating Bishop's Restaurant in Lawrence on the occasion of its golden anniversary."

 

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 Richard T. Moore, Colleen M. Garry, James P. Jajuga and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to home schooling.

Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.

 

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 Edward J. Clancy, Jr., for legislation to reduce income taxes on employee relocation costs to increase competitiveness of Massachusetts businesses.

Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Taxation.

Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

 

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 Susan C. Fargo, Mary Jeanette Murray, Stephen M. Brewer, Cynthia S. Creem. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to providing municipal Y2K protection.

Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Science and Technology.

Sent to the House for concurrence in the suspension of Joint Rule 12.

 

Petition.

On motion of Mr. Tisei, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Ms. Jacques (accompanied by bill) of Cheryl A. Jacques, Peter J. Koutoujian, Reed V. Hillman, Stephen M. Brewer and other members of the General Court for legislation to bring wanted fugitives to justice,- and the same was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

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 establishment of a department of integrated waste management in the town of Bourne (House, No. 4043),- 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.

A Bill relative to a certain parcel of land in the town of Belchertown (House, No. 4139,- on petition) [Local approval received],-was read.

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the city of Marlborough to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 4239) (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 Governor for his approbation.

 

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4622) of Thomas N. George relative to authorizing the Dennis Water District to convey a certain parcel of land to the town of Dennis;

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

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4621) of David T. Donnelly for legislation to include probation officers under the law providing leave with pay for incapacitating injuries suffered in the line of duty;

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

 

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4623) of John A. Locke, Cynthia S. Creem and Cheryl A. Jacques (by vote of the town) that the town of Wellesley be authorized to convey fee simple title and release certain interests in property located in said town to Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (U.S.) or its affiliate, notwithstanding the provisions of the uniform procurement law; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4624) of Christopher G. Fallon and Richard R. Tisei (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the powers of the redevelopment authority of the city of Malden;

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

 

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 Senate Bill relative to the board of playground commissioners in the town of Saugus (Senate, No. 1933),- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

The House Bill authorizing the city of Chelsea to issue pension obligation bonds (House, No. 4305),- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 

Recess.

There being no objection, at ten minutes past eleven o'clock A.M. the President declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at half past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill making certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, prior to final action on the General Appropriation Bill for said fiscal year (printed in House, No. 4610,- being a message from His Excellency the Governor),- was read.

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 

The Senate Bill increasing the minimum wage (Senate, No. 1706),- came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with amendments, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in House document numbered 4543; and striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title: "An Act relative to the minimum wage".

The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the House amendments were considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence, its title being been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: "An Act increasing the minimum wage."

 

Recess.

There being no objection, at twenty-seven minutes before twelve o'clock noon, the President declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at six minutes past twelve o'clock noon, the Senate reassembled, 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).

 

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill making certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, prior to final action on the General Appropriation Bill for said fiscal year (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4610) (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.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Fargo,-

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