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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, October 19, 1998.

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.)

Communication.

A communication was received from Mr. Lees, the Minority Leader, announcing the appointment of Senator Hedlund to the special commission, established under section 430 of Chapter 194 of the Acts of 1998, the provision of telecommunications services by municipal lighting plants.
The communication was placed on file.

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and sent to the House for its information:
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 operations for the lottery and arts lottery funds for the month of June 1998 (received Thursday, October 15, 1998); and
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 and House of Correction (received Thursday, October 15, 1998).

Papers from the House.

Notice was received from the House that the Speaker had announced the appointment of Representatives Richie of Boston, Murphy of Lowell and Jones of North Reading to serve on the special commission establ (under the provisions of Section 18 of Chapter 257 of the Acts of 1998) to make an investigation and study relative to the availability of housing for extremely low to moderate income families and individuals in the city of Lowell.

Bills
Relative to the group insurance program of the town of Sterling (House, No. 5202,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Exempting the position of school nurse in the town of Franklin from the civil service law (House, No. 5370,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5841) of James P. Jajuga, Arthur J. Broadhurst and others (with the approval of the mayor and town council) relative to the appointment of associate members of the youth commission of the city known as the town of Methuen;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5842) of Anthony J. Verga (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Rockport to pay a certain unpaid bill to E. C. Akerley Drilling & Blasting of Gloucester; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5843) of Anthony J. Verga (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Rockport to establish a fund in said town to be known as the Thacher Island capital projects fund;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5844) of Robert A. Andrew, James P. Jajuga, Arthur J. Broadhurst and others (with the approval of the mayor and town council) that the city known as the town of Methuen be authorized to grant cost-of-living adjustments to certain members of the non-contributory retirement system of said city;
To the committee on Public Service.

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Creedon) "congratulating the Franklin School of Brockton on the occasion of its one hundredth anniversary", were referred, under the rules, 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. Lynch, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) "congratulating Michael A. Zacchili upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout", were referred, under the rules, 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. Lynch, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tolman) "honoring Justice Albert H. Burns on the occasion of his retirement from the Brighton Division of the District Court Department of the Trial Court", were referred, under the rules, 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. Lynch, and adopted.

Paper from the House.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the appointment of members of the town building committee in the town of Shrewsbury (see Senate Bill printed as House, No. 5396) (which originated in the Senate), 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 Acting Governor for his approbation.

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.


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