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Thursday, September 21, 2000.
Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M.
A communication from Judith I. Gill, Chancellor, Board of Higher Education (under the provisions of Section 7 of Chapter 150E of the General Laws) submitting a copy of a request for an appropriation to fund certain incremental cost items contained in a collective bargaining agreement executed between said board and the Massachusetts Teachers Association/Massachusetts State College Association (received Friday, September 15, 2000),— was placed on file.
A report of the Boston University/Chelsea Partnership (under the provisions of Section 13 of Chapter 133 of the Acts of 1989), a revised copy of their year 2000 report (received Friday, September 15, 2000),— was placed on file.
A report of the Bureau of Special Investigations (under the provisions of Section 11(8) of Chapter 14 of the General Laws) submitting its activity report for July 2000 (received Thursday September 7, 2000),— was read and sent to the House for its information.
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 House Bill relative to the filing deadline for property tax appeals (House, No. 4958).
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Jacques and Mr. Magnani) “on the occasion of the Interfaith Vigil Against Hate Violence”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Jacques and Mr. Magnani) “congratulating Marshall and Charlotte Lebowitz upon being selected as the recipients of the Harriet F. Siegel Shining Light Award”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Magnani) “congratulating Robert Hebden on the occasion of his retirement.”
By Mr. Clancy, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Richard T. Moore, Michael P. Cahill, Therese Murray and Harriette L. Chandler for legislation relative to the reporting deadline of the senior care options task force.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Health Care.
By Mr. Clancy, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Robert S. Creedon, Jr., Thomas P. Kennedy, Christine E. Canavan and Geraldine Creedon (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the Brockton Retirement Board to authorize creditable service for George W. Moore, Jr.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.
There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:
The House Bill authorizing the town of Hinsdale to establish a sewer betterment reserve fund (House, No. 5330),— 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.
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 Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Relative to certain veterans employed by Boston Medical Center (see House, No. 4934);
Relative to the disability retirement of David Faria of the town of Dartmouth (see House, No. 5080, changed); and
Authorizing the town of Hull to increase the pension of firefighter John Clasby (see House, No. 5205, amended).
On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday 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 four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.