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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, September 2, 1999.

Met at two minutes past eleven o'clock A.M. (Mr. Travaglini in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair.

Petitions.

Mr. Tarr presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1978) of Bruce E. Tarr and Bradford Hill (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the Boxford conservation commission's fees for employment of consultants [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Local Affairs.
   Sent to the House for concurrence.


Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Antonioni, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert A. Antonioni and Mary Jane Simmons (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to authorizing the city of Leominster to establish an open space fund [Local approval received]; and
By Ms. Melconian, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Linda J. Melconian, Richard T. Moore, Therese Murray, Susan C. Tucker and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to expedited installation of local residential telephone service for handicapped individuals;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Brewer, 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 validating the authorization of certain bonds by the Holmes Park Water District (Westminster) (Senate, No. 1969, changed).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4717) of Barbara C. Hyland and Jo Ann Sprague (by vote of the town) for legislation to amend the charter of the town of Norton;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4718) of Barbara C. Hyland and Jo Ann Sprague (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Norton to use a portion of park land known as "Rose Farm" for passive recreation purposes; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4719) of Barbara C. Hyland and Jo Ann Sprague (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide for the appointment of a treasurer/collector in the town of Norton;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.


A Bill further regulating the Baker Hill Road District in the town of Lanesborough (House, No. 1986,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.


A report of the committee on Public Service, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1635) of Ronny M. Sydney and other members of the General Court relative to authorizing the State Retirement Board to grant a pension to Arlenn Officer, and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Rules,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence, insomuch as relates to the discharge of the joint committee.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) "in recognition of Jane R. Dolan's retirement from the Warren Board of Assessors' Office";
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Moore, Antonioni, Jajuga, Brewer, Ms. Tucker, Messrs. Tisei and Knapik, Ms. Melconian, Messrs. Havern and Glodis, Ms. Fargo, Mr. Shannon, Ms. Creem, Messrs. Rosenberg, Tarr, Creedon and Joyce, Ms. Resor, Ms. Murray and Ms. Wilkerson, Messrs. Lynch, Nuciforo, Lees, Tolman, Panagiotakos, Rauschenbach and Magnani) "in support of the National Safety Council's National Walk Our Children To School Day'"; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Tucker) "congratulating the residents of Tewksbury, England and Tewksbury, Massachusetts on the presentation of Mico Kaufman's Sculpture, Touching Souls'".

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to enter into a contract with the owner of a certain parcel of real estate in the town of Weston (see House, No. 1266) (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 Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Birmingham, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Robert A. Antonioni for legislation relative to temporary certification of teachers holding valid teaching certificates from other states.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.


By Mr. Birmingham, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Robert A. Antonioni for legislation relative to the Board of Education's competency determination for tenth graders.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.


By Mr. Birmingham, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Stephen M. Brewer, David H. Tuttle and Donald Neilsen for legislation to further regulate the use of crossbows in the Commonwealth.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

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 Senate Bill authorizing the licensing authority of the town of Palmer to issue an additional liquor license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to the Palmer Inn (Senate, No. 1928),— 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 the licensing authority of the town of Palmer to issue an additional liquor license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises."

Sent to the House for concurrence.


The House Bill relative to a certain payment in lieu of taxes in the town of Charlton (House, No. 4500),— 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.

A Bill authorizing the placement of a portable classroom on Jackson Park in the town of Swampscott (printed in House, No. 4638,— being a message from His Excellency the Governor),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Bernstein, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4730) of Daniel E. Bosley and Marie J. Parente that the Department of Social Services be directed to provide certified first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation for foster children;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4729) of Patricia A. Walrath and Robert A. Antonioni relative to the issuance of certain bonds and notes by the Lancaster Sewer District;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Order Adopted.

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