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Monday, August 21, 2000.
Met at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.
A communication from the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (under the provisions of Section 20 of Chapter 21A of the General Laws) submitting the Upper Mystic River Watershed Environmental Joint Powers Agreement (received Monday, August 14, 2000),— was placed on file.
A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Section 349 of Chapter 127 of the Acts of 1999) submitting a report titled Massachusetts School Meals and WIC: Review of Special Dietary Needs in Relation to Dairy Products (received Monday, August 14, 2000),— was placed on file.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Establishing a sick leave bank for Simeon Phillips, an employee of the Medfield State Hospital (House, No. 310,— on petition); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Marc Deschamps an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 5316,— on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
A Bill relative to the disability retirement of David Faria of the town of Dartmouth (House, No. 5080, changed,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
A message from His Excellency the Governor returning, in part, with recommendation of amendment to sections 13D and 13F of the engrossed Bill relative to the construction and financing of infrastructure and other improvements in the city of Boston and around Fenway Park [see Senate, No. 2269, amended] (for message, see Senate, No. 2279) was filed in the office of the Clerk on Thursday, August 10.
The message was read; and, under the provisions of Article LVI of the Amendments to the Constitution, sections 13D and 13F were thereupon “before the General Court subject to amendment and re-enactment”.
Pending the question on adoption of the amendments recommended by the Governor (see Attachment A and Attachment B of Senate, No. 2279), the matters were referred, on motion of Mr. Jajuga, to the committee on Ways and Means.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5443) of Arthur J. Broadhurst and James P. Jajuga that the Department of Highways be directed to designate a certain exit ramp located in the city known as the town of Methuen as the Loop Connector Exit Ramp,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.
There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:
The House bills
Relative to the board of selectmen of the town of Provincetown (House, No. 5131);
Relative to the filling of vacancies on boards in the town of Provincetown (House, No. 5132); and
Authorizing the town of Orleans to establish an affordable housing trust fund (House, No. 5313, changed);
Were severally read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A Bill relative to recall elections in the town of Brewster (House, No. 5233,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
An engrossed Bill relative to an increase in the exemption for residential real property in the city of Somerville from 20 per cent to 30 per cent (see Senate, No. 2234, amended) (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 President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
An engrossed Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative of the authority of the Massachusetts Credit Union Share Insurance Corporation (see Senate, No. 2267, amended) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed and was signed by the President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
On motion of Ms. Fargo,—
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. Knapik, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.