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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, August 24, 1998.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o'clock A.M.

Papers from the House.
Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (all 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 President and laid before the Acting Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the town of Clinton to reimburse certain real property taxes (see House, No. 5099);
Exempting the position of school nurse in the town of Brookline from the civil service law (see House, No. 5612); and
Authorizing the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to grant access to its sewer system to certain property in the town of Sharon (see House, No. 5721).


A Bill authorizing and directing the Massachusetts Highway Department to erect a memorial marker in the town of Bourne (House, No. 5744,— on petition),— 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.

The Senate Bill protecting consumers from the unauthorized switching of their local and long distance telecommunications service providers (Senate, No. 2291),— came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence with amendments in section 1 by striking out, in line 61, the words "place a telephone call" and inserting in place thereof the word "talk"; by striking out, in lines 65 and 66, the words "placing a call to accomplish third party verification" and inserting in place thereof the words "during the third party verification call"; by inserting after line 92 the following paragraph:
"(5) The department may waive the provisions of this section requiring the recording of third party verification by an entity that can demonstrate to the satisfaction of said department that it has an adequate verification system according to standards that ensure a level of protection for consumers equivalent to that of recording."; by striking out, in line 97, the following: "six (6) months" and inserting in place thereof the following: "90 days"; and by striking out, in lines 156 and 157, the words "; and (iii) a form to be completed by the customer acknowledging the LEC or IXC switch"
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Shannon, and the House amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, 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 Senate Bill relative to the investment of trust funds by the city of Worcester (Senate, No. 2261),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
   Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Berry, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The Senate Bill relative to the Peninsula Yacht Club (Senate, No. 2318).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Norton, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows:— "An Act authorizing certain structures to be exempt from certain harbor lines in the South Boston section of the city of Boston".
   Sent to the House for concurrence.

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Montigny) "congratulating James and Betty Corbett on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary", 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 Ms. Melconian, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Shannon) "honoring the New England Rehabilitation Hospital during National Rehabilitation Week", 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 Ms. Melconian, and adopted.

Ordered Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Norton,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow 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 seven minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at eleven o'clock A.M.