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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, August 10, 2000.

Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.


A Bill further regulating certain real estate tax abatements (House, No. 5324, amended,— on House, No. 2428),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

Further regulating bicycle messengers in the city of Boston (House, No. 4773,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and

Relative to veterans in the city of Boston (House, No. 4934,— on petition) [Local approval received];

Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Bill Recalled from the Governor
Laid Before the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, it was voted that a messenger be appointed to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, requesting the return to the Senate of the engrossed Bill relative to certain sewer betterments in the city of Gloucester (see Senate, No. 2204).
Mr. Tarr was appointed the messenger. Subsequently, the bill was returned and was laid before the Senate.
There being no objection, on motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate reconsidered the vote by which, at a previous session, it had passed the bill to be enacted.
On motion of the same Senator, Senate Rule 49 was suspended and the bill was amended, on further motion of the same Senator, in section 1, by striking out, in the first sentence, the words “by a December 31, 1999” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— “pursuant to a January 4, 2000”.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.


A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5432) of Thomas J. O’Brien and Francis L. Marini relative to the issuance of licenses for the use of chemical mace,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Safety.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill establishing a building reserve fund in the town of Lynnfield (see House, No. 5234, amended) (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.


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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Fargo) “on the three hundred and sixty-fifth anniversary of the town of Concord”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Tucker) “recognizing Paul Manning and Raytheon Systems Company on the occasion of Space Day.”

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—

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.

Adjournment in memory of
Mr. Fred E. Day, Jr., of Lowell.

Mr. Panagiotakos presented a request that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Mr. Fred E. Day, Jr., of Lowell, who passed away this past weekend after a long illness. Fred Day was a loyal and valued employee of the Senate Clerk's Office for nearly 25 years, having served as Administrative Assistant and Office Manager to the Senate Clerk. Prior to his service in the Senate Clerk's Office, Fred Day was a reporter for the Lowell Sun and State House News Service.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Mr. Fred E. Day, Jr., at eight minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate adjourned to meet again on the following Monday at eleven o'clock A.M.