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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, October 7, 1999.

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

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 authorizing the county commissioners of Bristol County to convey certain land to the town of Somerset (House, No. 1895).

Communication.

The Clerk read the following communication:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133


October 1, 1999.

Mr. Patrick F. Scanlan
Senate Clerk
State House, Room 335
Boston, Massachusetts 02133


Dear Mr. Clerk:
On Thursday, September 30, 1999 due to a previously scheduled commitment, I was unable to be present for the roll call votes. Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative on the question of engrossment of House Bill No. 4768, making certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, prior to final action on the General Appropriation Bill.
Concerning the questions on Senate Bill No. 1794, House Bill No. 1187, and House Bill No. 3889 relative to specific land taking for conservation purposes, I would have also voted in the affirmative.
Thank you in advance for your assistance with this matter.

Very truly yours,
ROBERT A. ANTONIONI,
State Senator,
Worcester and Middlesex.

On motion of Mr. Jajuga, the above statement was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) "congratulating John D. Reardon upon the occasion of his retirement after 37 years of dedicated public service";
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik, Ms. Fargo, Messrs. Shannon, Glodis, Tarr, Moore, Rosenberg, Rauschenbach, Brewer, Tisei, Panagiotakos, Nuciforo, Bernstein, Mrs. Sprague, Mr. Jajuga, Ms. Melconian, Ms. Wilkerson and Ms. Jacques) "in celebration of Polish-American Heritage Month";
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) "on the death of Joseph Rosenfeld";
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) "congratulating Rabbi Saul Perlmutter on being honored for his 25 years of service to Hillel at the University of Massachusetts Amherst"; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) "honoring Thomas J. Dunn for his many contributions to the town of Westwood."

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Order of the Day and considered, as follows:

The Senate Bill exempting the position of deputy chief of police in the town of Milton from the provisions of the civil service laws (printed as House, No. 4143),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.


The Senate Bill authorizing the issuance of two additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises in the city of Pittsfield (Senate, No. 1929),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: "An Act authorizing the city of Pittsfield to issue two additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises."

Sent to the House for 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 James P. Jajuga, Brian S. Dempsey and Harriett L. Stanley (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to facilitate the viability of Hale Hospital in Haverhill [Local approval received].
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Murray, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee onHealth Care.


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 William F. Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Richard T. Moore and Angelo M. Scaccia for legislation relative to annual service plan filings by health maintenance organizations and certain prescription price disclosures.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Murray, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee onHealth Care.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4809) of Arthur J. Broadhurst and James P. Jajuga for legislation to authorize access to criminal offender record information of certain public school personnel;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4811) of Frank M. Hynes and Robert L. Hedlund relative to the unlicensed practice of engineering and land surveying;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4810) of James Thivierge, Kevin L. Finnegan and James P. Jajuga relative to prohibiting the use of mobile telephones while operating a school bus;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Safety.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4812) of Michael J. Rodrigues and Thomas C. Norton for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the town of Westport as the Westport Firefighters Memorial Bridge;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.

Recess.

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

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill making certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, prior to final action on the General Appropriation Bill for said fiscal year (printed in House, No. 4800,— being a message from His Excellency the Governor),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Montigny, and the bill was considered forthwith.
Pending further action, at three minutes before two o'clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, the President declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at eleven minutes past two o'clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.
The bill (House, No 4800) as then read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Danvers to issue an additional license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 4414) (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 President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Recess.

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

Order Adopted.

Ms. Creem presented the following order, to wit:
Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the joint committee on Criminal Justice be granted an extension order until November 17, 1999 to give further consideration to Senate documents numbered: 175, relative to drug free elderly housing zones; 1998, relative to witness protection; and 1932, relative to volunteer efforts and the dissemination of criminal record information.
The order was considered forthwith and, there being no objection, it was adopted.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill making certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, prior to final action on the General Appropriation Bill for said fiscal year (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4800) (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 President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
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. Tarr, at one minute before three o'clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Tuesday at eleven o'clock A.M.