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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, September 28, 2000.

Met at one minute 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).

Distinguished Guest.

The Chair (Ms. Melconian) introduced, seated in the rear of the Chamber, Vivek Pandit of India. Mr. Pandit currently holds positions of Director, Samarthan and Trustee, Vidhayak Sansad. Mr. Pandit is here studying legislative procedure as an Eisenhower Fellow and was the guest of Senator Moore.

Communications.

A communication was received from the President concerning the Mass-Care and Massachusetts Law Reform Institute appointments to the advisory committee established (pursuant to section 32 of Chapter 141 of the Acts of 2000) relative to a consolidated system of health care financing. Barbara Waters Roop will be the representative from Mass-Care and Victoria Pulos, Esq., will be the representative of the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute.

A communication was received from the Minority Leader announcing the following appointment:

The Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Mr. Tarr, will replace the Senator from the Cape and Islands, Mr. Rauschenbach, on the special commission established (pursuant to section 469 of Chapter 159 of the Acts of 2000) relative to the licensing of complementary and alternative medical practitioners.

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 House Bill relative to commercial area revitalization districts (House, No. 4392, amended).

Committee Change.

The Chair (Ms. Melconian) 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 Nuciforo of Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin to fill the vacancy.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Hinsdale to establish a sewer betterment reserve fund (see House, No. 5330) (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.

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 authorizing the town of Longmeadow to offer a senior discount in the fee charged for the use of the town’s recycling center (House, No. 5293),— 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. Creedon) “congratulating Peter and Marguerite Asack upon the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Jacques) “honoring the late Leslie B. Cutler”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Magnani) “honoring Irene Schmitt”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Resor) “on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Hudson Area Arts Alliance”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Travaglini) “on the ‘Alum Celebration 2000’ for Saint Ann School and Saint Ann High School.”

Recess.

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

Committee Change.

The Chair (Ms. Melconian) announced the resignation of Senator Nuciforo of Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin 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. Tisei,—
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. Tisei, at fourteen minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.