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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, August 14, 2000.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Moore in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).


A communication from the Honorable David F. Constantine relative to his resignation as a member of the Governor’s Council effective immediately (received Monday, August 14, 2000),— was placed on file.


Mr. Clancy presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2281) of Edward J. Clancy, Jr., and Steven Angelo (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to open space in the town of Saugus,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Local Affairs.

Sent to the House for concurrence.


A Bill relative to the positions of Clerk/Registrar and Treasurer/ Collector in the town of Randolph (House, No. 5225,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5433) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Robert S. Creedon, Jr., and Geraldine Creedon (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the salary of the mayor of the city of Brockton,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Local Affairs.


On motion of Mr. Knapik, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Ms. Tucker (accompanied by bill) of Susan C. Tucker (by vote of the town) for legislation to make a corrective change in the act authorizing the town of Andover to enter into certain agreements and to convey and accept certain easements in real estate,— and the same was referred to the committee on Local Affairs.

Sent to the House for concurrence.


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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Menard and Mr. Montigny) “honoring Robert S. Karam upon his retirement as Chairman of the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray) “on the occasion of the dedication of the Michael G. MacPhearson Meeting Room in the Elm Street Pumping Station in Kingston.”


Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the office of treasurer-collector in the town of Natick (see Senate, No. 2247) (which originated in the Senate), 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.

The Senate Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the authority of the Massachusetts Credit Union Share Insurance Corporation (Senate, No. 2267, amended),— came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with an amendment, in line 18 striking out the words “Share Insurance Fund” and inserting in place thereof the words “and the president of The Massachusetts Credit Union League, Inc.”.

The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the House amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday 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. Joseph R. Jean.

Mr. Travaglini requested that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Mr. Joseph R. Jean of Fall River. Mr. Jean was a former employee of the Senate Post Audit and Oversight Committee and aide to former Senator Thomas C. Norton.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Mr. Joseph R. Jean, at ten minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Lees, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o'clock A.M.