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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tuesday, September 5, 2000.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Melconian in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

Communication.

A communication from His Excellency the Governor notifying the Senate and House of Representatives that he had signed Senate Bill, No. 2234, “An Act relative to an increase in the exemption for residential real property in the city of Somerville from 20 percent to 30 per cent” and his reasons for doing so (received in the office of the Clerk of the Senate on Thursday, August 31, 2000 at twenty-one minutes past two o’clock P.M.),— was placed on file.

Committee Change.

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 appointment of Senator Jajuga of Third Essex to fill the vacancy.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to child safety (House, No. 5099,— on Senate, No. 1064 and House, No. 4063),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Bills

Relative to zoning by-laws (House, No. 5217,— on petition); and
Relative to the possession of alcoholic beverages in automobiles (House, No. 5388, amended,— on House, No. 2099);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

A Bill validating certain actions taken by the town of Bolton (House, No. 5450,— being a message from His Excellency the Governor),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Jajuga, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating William J. Driscoll”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Local 369 of the Utility of Workers of America, AFL-CIO”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Travaglini) “congratulating David J. Colella.”

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 President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Designating the recreation center at the Taunton State Hospital as the Richard “Ricky” Silvia recreation center (see Senate, No. 2229);
Authorizing the town of Dennis to deposit certain funds into its capital improvements fund (see House, No. 5171);
Relative to the historic district committee for the town of Dennis (see House, No. 5173);
In creasing the membership of the board of cemetery commissioners of the town of Dennis (see House, No. 5174); and
Exempting certain positions in the town of Swampscott from the civil service law (see House, No. 5226).

Report of Committees.

By Ms. Melconian, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Henri S. Rauschenbach and Eric Turkington for legislation relative to designating the James Coffin memorial rotary in Nantucket.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.

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 House Bill relative to veterans in the city of Boston (House, No. 4934),— 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 relative to certain veterans employed by Boston Medical Center.”


The House Bill further regulating bicycle messengers in the city of Boston (House, No. 4773),— 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 town of Truro to establish a capital improvements fund (House, No. 5168,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Jajuga, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.


A Bill authorizing the town of Clinton to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 5321,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, 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 following House Order (approved by the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently) was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence, to wit:
Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Local Affairs be granted until Friday, September 29, 2000, the time within which to make its final report on House documents numbered 5165, 5384 and 5433, relative to the town of Cohasset and cities of Brockton and Lawrence.

Recess.

There being no objection, at twelve minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-one minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate reassembled, Ms. Melconian in the Chair.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill validating certain actions taken by the town of Bolton (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 5450) (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, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Committee Change.

The President announced the resignation of Senator Jajuga of Third Essex as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the reappointment of Senator Moore of Worcester and Norfolk thereto.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Jajuga,—
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. Tarr, at twenty-two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.