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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tuesday, October 10, 2000.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Jajuga in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

Petition.

Mrs. Sprague presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jo Ann Sprague for legislation to provide kindergarten for children who attain five years of age,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Communication.

A communication from Wonderland Greyhound Park, Inc. (under paragraph 7 of Section 2 of Chapter 128C of the General Laws) submitting copies of simulcasting contracts entered into by Wonderland (received Thursday, October 5, 2000),— was placed on file.

Report.

A report of the Merrimac Valley Regional Transit Authority (under Section 8 of Chapter 161B of the General Laws) submitting the annual report for fiscal year 2000 (received Thursday, October 5, 2000),— was placed on file.

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 Senate Bill relative to the territorial jurisdiction of the Winchendon district court (Senate, No. 2290).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to agricultural land at the University of Massachusetts (House, No. 4688,— on House, No. 2104),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill relative to the fees of justices of the peace for performing marriages (House, No. 4456,— on House, No. 461),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill relative to the filing deadline for property tax appeals (see House, No. 4958), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 3 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Creedon, Hedlund and Morrissey, Ms. Murray, Mr. Pacheco and Mrs. Sprague) “honoring John J. Daley on the occasion of his retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Chief Joachim-Ingo Borowski on the occasion of his retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik and Ms. Melconian) “on the occasion of the one hundred and twentieth anniversary of Saint Patrick’s School in Chicopee”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Panagiotakos) “commending the Lowell Development and Financial Corporation”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tisei) “congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Thayer, Jr., on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary.”

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Bernstein,—
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.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill relative to the terms of certain bonds and notes to be issued by the Commonwealth (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 5444), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 3 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the filing deadline for property tax appeals (see House, No. 4958) (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.

On motion of Mr. Bernstein, at nineteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.