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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, August 28, 2000.

Met at three 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).

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Tolman, for the committee on Local Affairs, on petition, a Bill relative to the Millbury sewer system (Senate, No. 2246);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Tolman, for the committee on Local Affairs, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2281) of Edward J. Clancy, Jr., and Steven Angelo (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to open space in the town of Saugus,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Taxation.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5447) of Cele Hahn and Michael R. Knapik (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to exempting the position of Secretary to the Chief of Police of the city of Westfield from the provisions of civil service law,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public Service.

A Bill relative to commercial area revitalization districts (House, No. 4392, amended,— on House, No. 2377),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

Bills

Relative to department heads in the town of Cohasset (House, No. 5124,— on petition) [Local approval received];

Relative to cost of living adjustments to retirees in the town of Hingham (House, No. 5161,— 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. Pacheco) “honoring John Miller of Marion upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), 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 the charter of the town of Sutton (see Senate, No. 2108);

Relative to the board of selectmen of the town of Provincetown (see House, No. 5131);

Relative to the filling of vacancies on boards in the town of Provincetown (see House, No. 5132);

Relative to recall elections in the town of Brewster (see House, No. 5233); and

Authorizing the town of Orleans to establish an affordable housing trust fund (see House, No. 5313, changed).

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:

The House bills

Authorizing the town of Dennis to deposit certain funds into its capital improvements fund (House, No. 5171); and

Relative to the historic district committee for the town of Dennis (House, No. 5173);
Were severally read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill relative to the board of cemetery commissioners of the town of Dennis (House, No. 5174),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act increasing the membership of the board of cemetery commissioners of the town of Dennis”.

The House Bill exempting certain positions in the town of Swampscott from the provisions of civil service law (House, No. 5226),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act exempting certain positions in the town of Swampscott from the civil service law”.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Shannon,—

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 eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.