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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, October 12, 2000.

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

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care, on petition, a Bill relative to the reporting deadline of the senior care options task force (Senate, No. 2291);
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. Birmingham and Antonioni) “honoring Kelly C. Morgan”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “honoring Raymond F. Crowley upon his retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Melconian and Mr. Lees) “congratulating the Forest Park Rangers of the city of Springfield”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) “congratulating Rehabilitative Resources, Inc. and its staff.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), 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:

Relative to public hospitals (see Senate, No. 440);

Directing the Superintendent of State Office Buildings to install a plaque honoring members of the United States Coast Guard (see House, No 5074);

Relative to the taxation of a certain solid waste facility in the town of Bourne (see House, No. 5421); and

Relative to the terms of certain bonds and notes to be issued by the Commonwealth (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 5444).

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 certain property in the town of Belmont (House, No. 5054),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5461) of David T. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to require emergency personnel to be trained in the usage and administration of epinephrine; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5462) of David T. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to require ambulance operators to be trained in the usage and administration of epinephrine;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Health Care.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5463) of Patricia A. Walrath and Robert A. Antonioni relative to authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to lease certain land in the town of Lancaster;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Clancy, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition 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].
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Local Affairs.

By Mr. Clancy, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition 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.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.

By Mr. Clancy, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Bruce E. Tarr, Frederick E. Berry and Brian M. Cresta for legislation to include a certain parcel of land in the town of Middleton in the South Essex sewage district.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, 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.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—
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. Tarr, at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.