NOTICE: - While reasonable efforts have been made to assure the accuracy of the data herein, this is NOT the official version of Senate Journal. It is published to provide information in a timely manner, but has not been proofread against the events of the session for this day. All information obtained from this source should be checked against a proofed copy of the Senate Journal.


UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, October 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 the Board of Trustees of the Health Care Security Trust (under the provisions of Chapter 29D, section 4(h) of the General Laws, submitting an interim budget for said department (Senate, No. 4) (received Tuesday, October 3, 2000),— was referred to the committee on Health Care.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Joyce, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce, Walter F. Timilty and Shirley Owens-Hicks (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Milton to establish a special fund for the renovation, construction and equipping of school buildings [Local approval received]; and

By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce and William C. Galvin for legislation relative to authorizing the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement Board to grant certain retirement benefits to Cheryl A. Hughes;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Creedon, for the committee on the Judiciary, on petition, a Bill relative to the territorial jurisdiction of the Winchendon district court (Senate, No. 2290);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to promoting public integrity and disclosure regarding the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Retirement Board (House, No. 5457),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Transportation.

A Bill providing for a seasonal police force in the town of West Springfield (House, No. 5436,— on House, No. 5184) [Local approval received on House, No. 5184],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Bernstein, Glodis, Antonioni, Brewer and Moore) “commending Timothy J. Connolly”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Melconian) “honoring the Sisters of Saint Joseph on the three hundred and fiftieth anniversary of their founding”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Mr. and Mrs. George Dooley, Sr., on the occasion of their seventieth wedding anniversary”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “honoring Leon Machado IV of Bridgewater upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Ronald C. Langille on the occasion of his retirement”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Lieutenant Joseph J. Sarro on the occasion of his retirement.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (both 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 Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Designating certain bridges in the town of Westport and the town of Natick (see House, No. 4812, amended); and

Designating a certain causeway connecting the town of Westport and Goosebury Island as the Thomas Edward Pettey Causeway (see House, No. 5111).

Order Adopted.

Ms. Walsh presented the following order, to wit:
Ordered, That the provisions of Joint Rule 10 be extended until October 26, 2000 for the Joint Committee on Taxation to make a final report on Senate 2258, An Act Relative to the Valuation of Certain State and County Land in Ipswich and West Boylston.
The order was considered forthwith; and, there being no objection, it was adopted.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, on petition, a Bill designating Ode to Massachusetts as the Ode of the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 1482).
The bill was read. There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Rauschenbach, 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.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to the terms of certain bonds and notes issued by the Commonwealth (printed in House, No. 5444),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Rauschenbach, and the bill 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 the terms of certain bonds and notes to be issued by the Commonwealth.”.

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 relative to the taxation of a certain solid waste facility in the town of Bourne (House, No 5421),— 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 Ms. Melconian, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Susan C. Tucker and David M. Torrisi for legislation relative to establishing a sick leave bank for Charles E. Birchall III, an employee of the Trial Court of the Commonwealth.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

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 (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to exempting members of the Nantucket Historic District Commission from a provision of the conflict of interest law [Local approval received].
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on State Administration.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill authorizing the Superintendent of State Buildings to install a plaque in honor of members of the U.S. Coast Guard (House, No. 5074,— on petition),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Rauschenbach, and the bill 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 directing the Superintendent of State Office Buildings to install a plaque honoring members of the United States Coast Guard.”

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Tuesday 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 eleven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Tuesday at eleven o’clock A.M.