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Monday, October 18, 1999.
Met at two 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).
A report of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission (under the
provisions of Section 24 of Chapter 10 of the General Laws) submitting its consolidated
statement of operations for the lottery and arts lottery funds for the months of July and August,
1999 (received Monday, October 18, 1999), was read and sent to the House for its
Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, Stephen Kulik and Tracey Nowers for legislation to prohibit the sale of animals at flea markets; and
By Mr. Morrissey (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jan Heatley for legislation to allow equal access to public facilities to volunteer puppy raisers and certified trainers for Canine Companions for Independence;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
By Mr. Glodis, for the committee on Election Laws, on petition, a Bill
validating the action taken at a special district meeting and a special district election of the
Tantasqua Regional School District and also making certain technical changes to chapter 71, sec
tion 14D of the General Laws (Senate, No. 1927);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy
Increasing the bond limit of the Cotuit Fire District (House, No. 475, on petition); and
Designating a portion of Route 6 in the town of Barnstable as the Korean War Memorial Highway (House, No. 3789, on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.
Authorizing the town of Palmer to issue an additional license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4473, on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Authorizing the town of Palmer to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4474, on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were
severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Lees) "honoring Albert Baba' Tranghese";
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Resor) "congratulating the Evangelical Congregational Church of Westborough on the occasion of its two hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary"; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Resor) "on the occasion of Harmony Week".
An engrossed Bill relative to the election of members to the Pension Reserve Investment Board (see House, No. 113) (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.
There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the
Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:
The Senate Bill authorizing the town of Ipswich to issue three additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 1719), was read third time.
An amendment, presented by Mr. Tarr, in section 1, by inserting after the figure "17", in line 7, the following words: "and shall be transferable"; in section 2, by inserting after the figure "17", in line 8, the following words: "and shall be transferable"; in section 3, by inserting after the figure "17", in line 8, the following words: "and shall be transferable"; and by adding the following section:
"SECTION 4. The issuance of the licenses authorized by this act shall increase by three the quota for permanent licenses that the town is authorized to issue for the sale of all alcoholic beverages.", was considered; and it was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2020, printed as amended), was then passed to be engrossed.
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 Cheryl A. Jacques,
Scott P. Brown, Barbara C. Hyland, David P. Linsky and other members of the General Court for
legislation to authorize the transfer of a certain parcel of land in the Wrentham Developmental
Center to the state reclamation and mosquito control board.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, 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.
On motion of Ms. Fargo, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were
suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Shannon (accompanied by bill) of Charles E.
Shannon, J. James Marzilli, Jr., Anthony P. Giglio, Vincent P. Ciampa, Michael J. McGlynn and
others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to certain school
construction projects in the city of Medford, and the same was referred to the
committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.
A Bill authorizing the town of Charlton to issue three additional all
alcoholic beverage licenses (House, No. 4471, on petition) [Local approval
received], was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Lees, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: "An Act authorizing the town of Charlton to issue three additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises."
Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4827) of Thomas N. George, Henri S. Rauschenbach, Shirley Gomes and Demetrius J. Atsalis for legislation to make certain changes in the office of Register of Deeds in Barnstable County;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Counties.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4828) of Stephen Kulik and
Stanley C. Rosenberg that the Commissioner of the Department of Food and Agriculture be
authorized to release certain land in the town of Whately from the operation of an agricultural
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4829) of William Francis Galvin and Thomas M. Petrolati relative to making appropriations to fund certain collective bargaining agreements between the Secretary of the Commonwealth and the Register of Deeds in the Hampden and Southern Middlesex Districts and the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 6 and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union Local 414 Council 93, came from the House referred, under suspension of Joint Rule 12 to the House committee on Ways and Means; and the Senate concurred in the suspension of said joint rule.
On motion of Ms. Resor,
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 eight minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o'clock A.M.