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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, August 16, 1999.

Met at five 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).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4664) of Kevin J. Murphy, Thomas A. Golden, Jr., Steven C. Panagiotakos and DavidM. Nangle (with the approval of the city council) relative to the membership of the board of health of the city of Lowell;
To the committee on Health Care.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4660) of Thomas M. Stanley, David F. Gately, Susan C. Fargo, Peter J. Koutoujian and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the appointment of police cadets as police officers in the city of Waltham;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4661) of Thomas M. Stanley, David F. Gately, Susan C. Fargo, Peter J. Koutoujian and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the position of chief of police in the city of Waltham be exempt from the provisions of civil service law; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4665) of James H. Fagan and Marc R. Pacheco (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Taunton be authorized to pay a portion of the premium for group life and health insurance for Richard Castro, an employee of the school system of said city;
Severally to the committee on Public Service.


A Bill relative to savings bank deposit insurance (House, No. 4659,— on House, Nos. 1306 and 3611),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Communication.

The Clerk read the following communication:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1053

August 10, 1999.

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


Dear Mr. Clerk:

Due to a previous family obligation, I was unable to attend the formal session on August 4, 1999 and missed numerous roll call votes. If I had been present when the roll calls were taken I would have voted YEA on the following bills:
Senate, No. 1944 — An Act to Maintain Privacy;
House, No. 4529 — An Act Authorizing the Swansea Water district to Acquire and Convey Certain Parcels of Land;
House, No. 4139 — An Act Relative to a Certain Parcel of Land in the Town of Belchertown;
House, No. 4429 — An Act Authorizing the Town of Winthrop to Use Certain Park and Recreation Land for School Purposes;
Senate, No. 1941 — An Act Providing for An Accelerated Transportation Development and Improvement Program for the Commonwealth (amendment offered by Messrs. Montigny, Havern and Rosenberg);
Senate, No. 1706 — An Act Increasing the Minimum Wage;
House, No. 1030 — An Act Authorizing the Town of South Hadley to Convey Certain Recreational Land;
House, No. 2563 — An Act Authorizing the Town of Hudson to Convey an Easement Across a Certain Parcel of Land Used for Conservation Purposes;
Senate, No. 1943 — An Act Providing for the Licensing of Home Inspectors;
Senate, No. 1942 — An Act Relative to Insurance and Genetic Testing and Privacy Protection;
House No. 4640, amended — An Act Making Certain Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1999 and Relative to Certain Capital Spending and Bonded Debt of the Commonwealth; and
Senate, No. 1945 — An Act Providing for an Accelerated Transportation Development and Improvement Program for the Commonwealth.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
ROBERT E. TRAVAGLINI,
Senate Majority Whip.

On motion of Ms. Murray, the above statement was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) "congratulating Stephen Arthur Morash."

Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:
The House Bill authorizing the town of Rockport to pay a certain bill (House, No. 4170),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Melconian, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Michael W. Morrissey for legislation to uphold reciprocal compensation contracts relative to Internet Service Providers.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Government Regulations.


By Ms. Melconian, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Michael Hyde for legislation relative to wire-tapping in the Commonwealth.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.


By Ms. Melconian, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Robert L. Hedlund for legislation relative to excluding certain semi-automatic shotguns and remanufactured shotguns from the definition of assault weapons and associated penalties.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Safety.


By Ms. Melconian, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Stephen F. Lynch, Marian Walsh, John A. Hart, Jr., Michael W. Morrissey and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to review of the MBTA award of contract for commuter rail mechanical maintenance.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Jajuga,—
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.

Recess.

There being no objection, at twelve minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-six minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate reassembled, Ms. Melconian in the Chair.

Emergency Preamble Adopted; Engrossed Bill Enacted.

An engrossed Bill relative to savings bank deposit insurance (see House, No. 4659), 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 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.


On motion of Mr. Knapik, at twenty-seven minutes before twelve o'clock noon, the Senate adjourned to met on the following Thursday at eleven o'clock A.M.