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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday,August 5, 1999.

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

Engrossed Bills — Laid Before the Governor.

The engrossed bills
Providing for an accelerated transportation development and improvement program for the Commonwealth (see Senate, No. 1945) (which originated in the Senate) (having been previously enacted by the Senate on Wednesday, August 4, 1999, by a vote of 36 yeas to 0 nays and was signed by the President); and
Making certain supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 1999 and relative to certain capital spending and bonded debt of the Commonwealth (see House, No. 4640, amended) (which originated in the House) (having been passed to be enacted by the Senate on Wednesday, August 4, 1999, by a vote of 35 yeas to 0 nays and was signed by the President);
Were severally laid before the Governor for his approbation on Thursday, August 5, 1999.


Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Hedlund (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Juliette D. Guild for legislation relative to exempting registered historical places from lead paint control provisions; and
By Mr. Morrissey, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey for legislation to uphold reciprocal compensation contracts relative to Internet Service Providers;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.


The Clerk read the following communication:


August 5, 1999.

Mr. Patrick F. Scanlan
Clerk of the Massachusetts Senate
State House, Room 335
Boston, Massachusetts 02133

Dear Mr. Scanlan:

On Wednesday, August 4, 1999 I was unable to be present for a roll call vote taken on Senate 1945, legislation relative to funding for certain transportation projects. Unfortunately, I had a previously scheduled commitment out of the building. Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative on enactment of this bill.
I would greatly appreciate your assistance with the printing of this communication in the Senate Journal. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this matter.

State Senator.

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


Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4657) of Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court relative to providing insurance coverage for human leukocyte antigen testing for certain individuals;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Insurance.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4658) of Philip Travis, Joan M. Menard and Thomas C. Norton relative to the issuance of bonds and notes by the Swansea Water District;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Local Affairs.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—
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. Tarr, at five minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o'clock A.M.