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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, September 27, 1999.

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

Distinguished Guest.

There being no objection, the President introduced, seated in the rear of the Senate, former Senator W. Paul White.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Bernstein, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Ray mond V. Mariano, mayor, Thomas R. Hoover, city manager, Robert A. Bernstein and Guy W. Glodis (with the approval of the city council) for legislation relative to provisional employees in the city of Worcester [Local approval received];
By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard T. Moore, David L. Flynn, Christine E. Canavan and Marc R. Pacheco for legislation to authorize the Massachusetts highway department to install certain signs regarding Bridgewater State College;
By Mrs. Sprague, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jo Ann Sprague and Scott P. Brown for legislation to provide job preference at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution, Cedar Junction to residents of the town of Walpole; and
By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jo Ann Sprague and Barbara C. Hyland for legislation to further regulate certain infrastructure improvements at Foxboro Stadium;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Creem, for the committee on Criminal Justice, on petition, a Bill relative to health care facilities (Senate, No. 148) (Senators Joyce, Antonioni, Creedon and Knapik dissenting); and
By Mr. Tolman, for the committee on Local Affairs, on petition, a Bill relative to the Whittier Regional School District Committee (Senate, No. 1218);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.


By Mr. Tolman, for the committee on Local Affairs, on petition, a Bill relative to the conservation commission in the town of Boxford (Senate, No. 1978) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the orders of the Day for the next session.

Committees Discharged.

Ms. Melconian, for the committee on Rules, to whom was referred the Senate Order relative to authorizing and directing the joint committee on Criminal Justice to make an investigation and study of various Senate documents relative to criminal justice issues (Senate, No. 1884), reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 175) of Linda J. Melconian and Brian P. Lees for legislation to provide for a mandatory sentence for the sale of controlled substances within one thousand feet of senior housing,— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Criminal Justice.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.


Mr. Tolman, for the committee on Local Affairs, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1985) 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,— 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 Bill relative to the underground cable reimbursement schedule (House, No. 2692,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Bernstein and Glodis) "on the occasion of World Smile DayTM";
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) "in recognition of the one hundredth anniversary of the Stetson School, Inc., in the town of Barre"; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) "honoring John F. Sears upon his retirement."

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Tolman, for the committee on Local Affairs, on the message of His Excellency the Governor, a Bill validating the special town election held in the town of Brookfield on September 1, 1999 (printed in Senate, No. 1989).
There being no objection, the bill was read and, on motion of Ms. Fargo, the rules were suspended and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Recess.

There being no objection, at seven minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the President declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty minutes past one o'clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

The House bills
Proclaiming October as Italian-American Heritage Month (House, No. 4751); and
Relative to elections in the city of Pittsfield in the current year (House, No. 4772,— on House, No. 4769);
Were severally read and, there being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, in each instance, and the bills were severally read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in con currence.

Recess.

There being no objection, at twenty-two minutes past one o'clock P.M., the President declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty minutes past two o'clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to elections in the city of Pittsfield in the current year (see House, No. 4772) (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 President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday 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 twenty-one minutes past two o'clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven o'clock A.M.