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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, August 17, 1998.

Met at two minutes past eleven o'clock A.M.

Committee Change

The President announced the resignation of Senator Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the appointment of Senator Worcester and Norfolk to fill the vacancy.

Paper from the House
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the membership of the Special Military Reservation Commission (see House, No. 3133) (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 Acting Governor for his approbation.

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Keating) "on the retirement of Suzanne Withers", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Norton, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Moore, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) "congratulating Neil A. Roza upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout" were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Norton, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Moore, and adopted.

Papers from the House.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5791) of Brian M. Cresta and Richard R. Tisei (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Wakefield to hold a special election for the approval of proposed charter changes in said town;
To the committee on Election Laws.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5792) of Brian M. Cresta and Richard R. Tisei (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Wakefield to establish and maintain a capital projects fund; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5793) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., and Robert A. Bernstein (by vote of the town) that the town of Boylston be authorized to establish a capital investment fund in said town; Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5795) of Gerald S. Doyle, Jr. (mayor), Peter J. Larkin, Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., and another (with the approval of the city council) relative to authorizing the city of Pittsfield to lease a certain parcel of commercial land in said city, notwithstanding the provisions of the uniform procurement law;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5794) of Barbara Gardner and David P. Magnani (by vote of the town) that the town of Medway be authorized to abate a sewer betterment assessed on certain property located in said town;
To the committee on Taxation.

Committee Changes

The President announced the resignation of Senator Moore of Worcester and Norfolk as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the reappointment of Senator Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex thereto.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
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.


On motion of Mr. Tisei, at five minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o'clock A.M.