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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, August 17, 2000.

Met at six 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).

Reports of a Committee.

Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matters be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The Senate Bill relative to the official designation of a bridge in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston (Senate, No. 1705); and

The House Bill authorizing the town of Mansfield to use certain conservation land for road and bridge purposes (printed in House, No. 5209).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Bills

Authorizing the sheriff’s department of Plymouth County to operate a C-Med system (House, No. 4597,— on petition);

Designating certain bridges in the town of Westport and the town of Natick (House, No. 4812, amended,— on petition);

Designating a certain causeway connecting the town of Westport and Goosebury Island as the Thomas Edward Pettey Causeway (House, No. 5111,— on petition); and

Designating a portion of state highway Route 146 as the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Central Massachusetts Chapter Highway (House, No. 5273,— on petition);

Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

Bills

Relative to the board of selectmen of the town of Provincetown (House, No. 5131,— on petition) [Local approval received];

Relative to the filling of vacancies on boards in the town of Provincetown (House, No. 5132,— on petition) [Local approval received];

Authorizing the town of Orleans to establish an affordable housing trust fund (House, No. 5313, changed,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and

Authorizing the town of Fairhaven to issue an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 5349,— on petition) [Local approval received];

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

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Glodis) “congratulating the Fallon Medical Center of Auburn on its twentieth anniversary”.

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 Senate Bill designating a certain portion of state highway route 146 as Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Central Massachusetts Chapter Highway (Senate, No. 1666) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill authorizing the town of Kingston to acquire certain land in the town of Pembroke (House, No. 4190,— on petition),— was read.

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Shannon, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

A Bill authorizing the town of Kingston to accept certain streets (House, No. 4448,— on petition) [Local approval received],— 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.

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 relative to the positions of Clerk/Registrar and Treasurer/Collector in the town of Randolph (House, No. 5225),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Orders Adopted.

The following House Orders (severally approved by the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence, to wit:

Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Local Affairs be granted until Wednesday, August 30, 2000, the time within which to make its final report on current Senate document numbered 2246, relative to the Millbury sewer system and current House document numbered 5384, relative to the Cohasset water supply.

Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Public Service be granted until Friday, September 1, 2000, the time within which to make its final report on current Senate document numbered 2199 and current House document numbered 5311.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill relative to Health Alliance and Burbank Hospital (see House, No. 5194, amended), 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 4 to 0.

The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.

Recess.

There being no objection, at nineteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Moore) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at thirteen minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Mr. Moore in the Chair.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill Returned to House by Acting Governor With

Recommendation of Amendment.

The engrossed Bill relative to insurance and genetic testing and privacy protection (see House, No. 5416, amended),— having been returned to the House by Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, in accordance with the provisions of Article LVI of the Amendments to the Constitution, with recommendation of amendment (for message, see House, No. 5438),— came from the House, amended as follows:


In section 2, by striking out the last paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:


“(e) This section shall not apply to a law enforcement official in the execution of his official duties; to a hospital, laboratory or physician carrying out tests upon proper judicial order; or to law enforcement or health care personnel, or any other person, in the execution of their official duties pursuant to chapter 22E.”; and by inserting after section 30 the following section:

“SECTION 30A. This act shall not apply to or be construed to limit the provisions of chapter 22E of the General Laws or the activities of law enforcement officials, hospital, laboratory, physician, health care personnel, or any other person acting in accordance with the provisions of said chapter 22E.”.

The bill was before the Senate subject to amendment and re-enactment. The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the House amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence.

Recess.

There being no objection, at twelve minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Chair (Mr. Moore) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at eight minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Mr. Moore 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 Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Relative to condominium by-laws (see House, No. 3565, amended); and

Relative to Health Alliance and Burbank Hospital (see House, No. 5194, amended).

An engrossed Bill relative to insurance and genetic testing and privacy protection (see House, No. 5416, 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 re-enacted and was signed by the Acting President and again laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—
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 Priscilla "Pat" Matsumiya
and M. Patricia Cronin.

Mr. Travaglini requested that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of two women who represented the best of public service, Priscilla "Pat" Matsumiya and M. Patricia Cronin. Pat Matsumiya served as a staff member for former Senator Michael LoPresti and Senator Robert Travaglini. Patricia Cronin was a former Assistant Secretary for Econimic Affairs and aide to Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Murphy. She was also an ardent advocate for adequate day car and domestic violenc issues.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memories of Priscilla "Pat" Matsumiya and M. Patricia Cronin, at ten minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Tisei, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o'clock A.M.