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.
Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Bernstein in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).
A communication was received from the President announcing the following appointments:
The Senator from Middlesex, Mr. Panagiotakos, and the Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Ms. Tucker, to the special commission established (pursuant to section 4A of chapter 193 of the Acts of 2000) relative to investigating the need for renovation and revitalization of state-assisted housing developments;
The Senator from Worcester and Middlesex, Mr. Antonioni, the Senator from Essex, Mr. Jajuga, the Senator from Plymouth and Barnstable, Ms. Murray, the Senator from Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester, Mr. Magnani, and the Senator from Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth, Mrs. Sprague, to the special commission established (pursuant to section 8 of chapter 227 of the Acts of 2000) relative to developing models of alternative education programs for disruptive students;
The Senator from Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester, Mr. Magnani, the Senator from Worcester, Mr. Bernstein, and the Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Mr. Tarr, to the special commission established (pursuant to section 30 of chapter 254 of the Acts of 2000) relative to investigating the use of genetic test results in connection with insurance; and
The Senator from Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Mr. Nuciforo, the Senator from Suffolk and Norfolk, Mr. Joyce, and the Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Mr. Tarr, to the special commission established (pursuant to chapter 1 of the Resolves of 2000) relative to the authority of the Massachusetts Credit Union Share Insurance Corporation.
A communication from the Corporation for Business, Work and Learning submitting a copy of its annual report (received Monday, October 2, 2000),— was placed on file.
The following reports were severally read and placed on file:
A report of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (under the provisions of Section 43(f) of Chapter 75 of the General Laws) submitting a report on the activities of the Bilogic Laboratories (received Friday, September 29, 2000);
A report of the Nantucket Regional Transit Authority (under the provisions of Chapter 161B of the General Laws) submitting their annual report (received Sunday, October 1, 2000);
A report of the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation (under the provisions of Section 6 of Chapter 40G of the General Laws) submitting a copy of their annual report (received Sunday, October 1, 2000); and
A report of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (under the provisions of Section 10 of Chapter 221A of the General Laws) submitting a copy of the 2000 annual report (received Monday, October 2, 2000).
A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Franklin County Jail (received Tuesday, October 3, 2000),— was read and sent to the House for its information.
Ms. Murray presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Therese Murray and Michael P. Cahill for legislation relative to the reporting deadline of the special commission on regulatory and licensure requirements in the contracting of state-funded human services and social services contracts,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Report of a Committee.
By Mr. Havern, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill designating the James Coffin memorial rotary (Senate, No. 2292); Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Relative to disability retirement benefits (House, No. 5418,— on House, No. 4073); and
Making appropriations for the fiscal year 2001 to provide for supplementing
certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects
(House, No. 5465,— on House, No. 5451, in part);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
Relative to the procedures for junking motor vehicles (House, No. 150,— on House, No. 127, in part); and
Relative to the issuance of motor vehicle registration plates (House, No.
151,— on House, No. 127, in part);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.
Emergency Preamble Adopted; Engrossed Bill Enacted.
An engrossed Bill relative to zoning by-laws (see House, No. 5217, amended),
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.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, came from the House
with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approprobation.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “in recognition of the Very Reverend Senior Fryderyk S. Banas on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination to the holy priesthood”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Knapik, Brewer, Nuciforo, Ms. Tucker, Messrs. Jajuga, Clancy, Glodis, Moore, Tarr, Lees, Mrs. Sprague, Mr. Morrissey and Ms. Creem) “in celebration of Polish-American Heritage Month”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Lynch) “honoring Maureen ‘Mo’ Hanley for her good work on behalf of Southie Kids Care”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Moore and Glodis) “congratulating the students, faculty, staff and administration of Nipmuc Regional High/Middle School on their recognition as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “honoring Barbara C. Hyland.”
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
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 designating the Peter G. Piro Memorial Bridge (see Senate, No. 2093); and
Regulating viatical settlements agreements (see House, No. 4790, amended).
The Senate Bill making certain corrections to the regional tourism facilities
board and administration of the urban renewal and revitalization program (Senate,
No. 2288),— came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with
an amendment, striking out section 3.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Shannon, and the House amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence.
House Order Adopted.
The following House Order (approved by the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently) was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence, to wit:
Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Local Affairs be granted until Friday, October 27, 2000, the time within which to make its final report on House documents numbered 5165, 5384 and 5433, relative to the town of Cohasset and cities of Brockton and Lawrence.
Senate Order Adopted.
On motion of Ms. Fargo,—
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.
On motion of Mr. Lees, at eleven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.