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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, August 6, 1998.

Met at three 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).

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Nuciforo (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Peter G. Arlos for legislation to authorize the Berkshire County Retirement Board to establish a cost-of-living adjustment; and
By the same Senator (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Peter G. Arlos for legislation relative to participation in the pension reserves investment trust fund;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Papers from the House.

A Bill authorizing the Commissioner of the Division of Capital Planning and Operations to acquire and or transfer the ownership of certain parcels of land in the cities of Woburn and Worcester and in the town of Kingston (House, No. 4933,— on House, No. 122),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill establishing senior citizen safety zones in the city of Malden (House, No. 5222,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Committee Changes.

The Chair (Ms. Melconian) announced the resignation of Senator Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the appointment of Senator Murray of Plymouth and Barnstable to fill the vacancy.

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Creedon) "commemorating Henry 'Hank' Tartaglia on the twentieth anniversary of his lifesaving heroism", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Tisei, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Tisei, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Fargo) "recognizing Dianna Clymer for her many years of service to the Massachusetts Correctional Institute at Concord", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Tisei, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Tisei, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) "congratulating Sister Joseph Theresa Moran, SUSC, on the occasion of her one hundredth birthday", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Tisei, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Tisei, and adopted.

Papers from the House.
Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 1998 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (see Senate, No. 2323), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted, in concurrence, by a vote of 3 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.

Bill Recalled from the Acting Governor.

On motion of Mr. Tisei, it was voted that a messenger be appointed to wait upon His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, requesting the return to the Senate of the engrossed Bill further regulating medical malpractice insurance (see House, No. 1143, amended).
Mr. Tisei was appointed the messenger. Subsequently, the bill was returned to the Senate.

Papers from the House.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 1998 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (see Senate, No. 2323) (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 Acting Governor for his approbation.

Committee Changes.

The Chair (Ms. Melconian) announced the resignation of Senator Murray of Plymouth and Barnstable as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the reappointment of Senator Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex thereto.

Recess.

At twelve o'clock noon, the Chair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-four minutes past twelve o'clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Ms. Melconian in the Chair.

Papers from the House.
Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (both 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 his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the establishment of the South Shore tri-town development corporation (see House, No. 5528, amended); and
Abolishing the county governments of Hampshire, Essex and Berkshire counties, and transferring essential county functions to the Commonwealth (see House, No. 5780).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Murray,—
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. Creedon, at twenty-six minutes past twelve o'clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o'clock A.M.