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Thursday, August 10, 2000.
Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
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.
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.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
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.
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.”
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