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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tuesday, October 13, 1998.

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).

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill relative to the retirement allowance of Anthony J. Mastroianni (Senate, No. 2346) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Papers from the House.
Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (all 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 Acting Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Providing for the annual observance of Robert Frost Day (see House, No. 5056, amended);
Authorizing the town of North Reading to establish a certain fund (see House, No. 5464); and
Relative to certain nongroup health insurance products (see House, No. 5797, amended).

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Amorello) "honoring the First Congregational Church in Shrewsbury on the occasion of its two hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Norton, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Nuciforo, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Brewer, Nuciforo and Rosenberg) "on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Norton, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Nuciforo, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Creedon) "congratulating Cardinal Spellman High School on the occasion of its fortieth anniversary", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Norton, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Nuciforo, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Montigny) "recognizing the observance of the third annual Childhood Hunger Day", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Norton, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Mr. Nuciforo, and adopted.

Papers from the House

A Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Wilmington as the Representative James R. Miceli Bridge (printed as Senate, No. 1924, changed,— on petition) (Representative Kulik of Worthington of the committee on Transportation dissenting),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Bernstein, and the bill was read a second time.
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, an amendment, presented by Messrs. Havern and Lynch, adding the following section:
"SECTION 2. That portion of the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project which constitutes the overpass connecting the South Boston Bypass road with the southbound Frontage road on the west side of interstate highway route 93 at the Massachusetts avenue interchange shall be designated and known as the John T. Hegarty Memorial Overpass, in memory of John T. Hegarty of Boston, who on March 11, 1998 died while working on construction of the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project. The department of highways shall erect a suitable marker bearing said designation in compliance with the standards of said department."; and striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title:— "An Act designating the Representative James R. Miceli Bridge and the John T. Hegarty Overpass", was considered, and adopted.
The bill, as amended, was ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 5836) of J. Michael Ruane and others relative to the witchcraft trial of Ann Pudeator, Bridget Bishop, Susannah Martin, Alice Parker, Margaret Scott and Wilmot Reed in the year sixteen hundred and ninety-two;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5833) of Paul K. Frost and Matthew J. Amorello (by vote of the town) that the town of Millbury be authorized to enter into an intergovernmental agreement between said town, the city of Worcester and the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority;
To the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5835) of Michael E. Capuano (mayor), Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Charles E. Shannon and others (with the approval of the board of aldermen) that the retirement board of the city of Somerville be authorized to grant a disability retirement pension to Sean J. Canty, a police officer of said city, injured in the line of duty;
To the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5837) of Joseph R. Gallitano, Thomas J. O'Brien and Therese Murray (by vote of the town) that the town of Plymouth be authorized to lease the building known as Memorial Hall in said town, and exempting said lease from the provisions of the uniform procurement law;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration.

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:
The House Bill authorizing the town of Westborough to issue two additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 5395),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill providing for the establishment of a board of public works in the town of Hopkinton (House, No. 5655),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, and read a third time. Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Magnani presented an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2348.
The amendment was adopted. The bill, as amended, was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

The House Bill relative to the Cambridge Public Health Commission (House, No. 5741),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Norton,—
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.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Canton to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 5810) (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, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for his approbation.


On motion of Mr. Lees, at half past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o'clock A.M.