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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, September 21, 1998.

Met at five minutes past eleven o'clock A.M.

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and sent to the House for its information:
A report of the Bureau of Special Investigations (under the provisions of Section 15D(6) of Chapter 22 of the General Laws) submitting a report of its activities for the month of July, 1998 (received Friday, September 4, 1998); and
A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Dukes County Jail and House of Correction (received Monday, September 14, 1998).

Petition.

Mr. Panagiotakos presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Steven C. Panagiotakos, Kevin J. Murphy, Thomas A. Golden, Jr., and Edward A. LeLacheur for legislation to further the redevelopment of the former Lawrence Mills property in the city of Lowell,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Papers from the House

A Bill authorizing the licensing authority of the town of Palmer to issue an additional license for the sale of beer and wine to be drunk on the premises to the Palmer Inn (House, No. 5618,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5816) of Marie J. Parente and Matthew J. Amorello (by vote of the town) relative to the water and sewer services of the town of Hopedale;
To the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5817) of John A. Lepper and Cheryl A. Jacques (with the approval of the mayor and municipal council) that the retirement board of the city of Attleboro be authorized to pay certain accidental death benefits to Anna Poncin and Sharon Hewitt;
To the committee on Public Service.

Distinguished Guests.

The President introduced, seated in the gallery, a group of senior citizens from the town of Ashburnham. The group was accompanied by Representative Knuuttila of Gardner. They were the guests of Senator Antonioni.

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 House Bill increasing the penalties for violations of safety precautions at railroad crossings (House, No. 3527),— was read a third time. Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Morrissey presented an amendment in section 1, by inserting after the figure "$1,000", in line 7 (as printed), the following words:— "or by performing a total of 100 hours of community service which may include service in the operation lifesaver program"; in section 1, by inserting after the figure "$500", in line 11 (as printed), the following words:— "or by performing a total of 50 hours of community service which may include service in the operation lifesaver program"; and by adding the following section:—
"SECTION 2. Section 218 of chapter 160 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5, the words 'one hundred dollars' and inserting in place thereof the following words:— "$500 or by performing 50 hours of community service which may include service in the operation lifesaver program".
The amendment was adopted.
The bill was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
   Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Clancy) "on the retirement of the Honorable Joseph A. Furnari", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Tisei, 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 Mr. Panagiotakos, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Fargo) "congratulating the town of Sudbury for hosting the first annual Kids Day America/International", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Tisei, 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 Mr. Panagiotakos, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Jajuga, Tisei, Knapik, Tarr, Durand, Amorello and Brewer, Ms. Fargo, Messrs. Moore, Magnani, Lees, Norton, Nuciforo and Morrissey, Ms. Murray, Ms. Wilkerson, Messrs. Hedlund, Berry, Panagiotakos, Lynch and Pacheco) "on the occasion of the observance of POW-MIA Recognition Day", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Tisei, 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 Mr. Panagiotakos, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) "congratulating Frederick Woodward upon being named president of Westfield State College", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Tisei, 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 Mr. Panagiotakos, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Lees) "commending Stephen R. Manning for his many years of dedicated service to the town of East Longmeadow and the Commonwealth", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Tisei, 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 Mr. Panagiotakos, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rauschenbach) "upon the retirement of Christopher S. Look", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Tisei, 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 Mr. Panagiotakos, and adopted.

Engrossed Bills Returned by Acting Governor With Recommendation of Amendment.

The engrossed Bill limiting the liability of adult foster caregivers (see Senate, No. 2031, amended) which, on Tuesday, September 8, 1998, had been laid before His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, for his approbation, was returned to the Senate Clerk by the Acting Governor on Friday, September 18, 1998, at twenty-six minutes past one o'clock P.M., with a message recommending an amendment.
The message (Senate, No. 2339) was read; and the Senate proceeded to reconsider the bill, in accordance with the provisions of the Article LVI of the Amendments to the Constitution.
Pending action thereon, the matter was referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading, on motion of Mr. Moore.

The engrossed Bill relative to the refusal to reissue a credit card (see Senate, No. 2169) which, on Monday, August 10, 1998, had been laid before His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, for his approbation, was returned to the Senate Clerk by the Acting Governor on Thursday, August 20, 1998, at fifteen minutes past five o'clock P.M., with a message recommending an amendment.
The message (Senate, No. 2329) was read; and the Senate proceeded to reconsider the bill, in accordance with the provisions of the Article LVI of the Amendments to the Constitution.
Pending action thereon, the matter was referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading, on motion of Mr. Antonioni.

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:
Designating a certain bridge in the town of Northbridge as the Corporal Richard J. and Sergeant John P. Moran Memorial Bridge (see House Bill, printed as Senate, No. 2105);
Relative to the Union School of the towns of New Salem and Wendell (see House, No. 4537, amended);
Relative to the board of selectmen in the town of Boxborough (see House, No. 5450);
Designating the words and music of "Say Hello to Someone in Massachusetts" the official polka of the Commonwealth (see House, No. 5472);
Relative to preliminary elections in the town of Framingham (see House, No. 5699); and Relative to town meeting members in the town of Framingham (see House, No. 5702).

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 further regulating the use of snowmobiles (House, No. 5457),— was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Auburn to issue for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises five additional licenses (House, No. 4774) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill relative to the police department of the town of Rockland (House, No. 5620),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Tisei, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Charles E. Shannon and Vincent P. Ciampa for legislation relative to the renewal of real estate brokers licenses.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Panagiotakos, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Government Regulations.

By Mr. Tisei, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Robert L. Hedlund and Frank M. Hynes for legislation to dedicate the Sea Street Bridge spanning the South River between the towns of Marshfield and Scituate.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Panagiotakos, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.
   Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
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.



Adjournment in memory of Representative Anthony M. Scibelli of Springfield

Ms. Melconian and Mr. Lees moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Representative Anthony M. Scibelli of Springfield, the Dean of the House of Representatives who passed away on Friday, September 18, 1998. This motion prevailed. Representative Scibelli served as a member of the Springfield City Council for twelve years and was a member of the House of Representatives from 1951 until his death.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Representative Anthony M. Scibelli, at fifteen minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Tisei, the Senate adjourned to meet the following Thursday at eleven o'clock A.M.