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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, October 25, 1999.

Met at two minutes past eleven o'clock A.M.

Special Commission — Appointments.

The President announced the appointment of Senators Jajuga and Brewer to the special commission established (pursuant to section 9 of Chapter 220 of the Acts of 1998) relative to driver education programs.


Mr. Shannon presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Charles E. Shannon, Vincent P. Ciampa, Patricia D. Jehlen and Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., for legislation relative to designating the Peter G. Piro bridge,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Order Adopted.

Mr. Antonioni presented the following orders, to wit:—
Ordered, That the joint committee on Education, Arts and Humanities be granted an extension order until November 15, 1999 to give further consideration to Senate documents numbered 209, 210, 231, 250, 261, 264, 288, 289, 291, 308, 1774 and 1997 and House documents numbered 1158, 1901, 2103, 2105, 2108, 2309, 2667, 2670, 2671, 3037, 3052, 3234, 3438, 3440, 3441, 3443, 3444, 4649 and 4650 relative to bilingual education, charter schools, community service learning, and miscellaneous education matters; and
Ordered, That the joint committee on Education, Arts and Humanities be granted an extension order until November 15, 1999 to give further consideration to Senate documents numbered 208, 213, 217, 227, 267, 276, 299, 300, 309, 311 and 312 and House documents numbered 417, 624, 765, 1347, 1719, 1721, 1912, 1918, 2102, 2491, 2492, 2678, 2865, 3239, 3240, 3241, 3629, 3815 and 3981 relative to special education matters.
The orders were severally considered forthwith and, there being no objection, they were severally adopted.

Sent to the House for concurrence.


The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Bernstein) "on the occasions of the eighty-fifth anniversary of the Jewish Healthcare Center, Inc., and the opening of the Gery & Emil Eisenberg Assisted Living Residence;"
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Bernstein) "congratulating Daniel Young"; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) "in recognition of the one hundredth anniversary of the Templeton Women's Club".

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 authorizing the county commissioners of Bristol County to convey certain land to the town of Somerset (House, No. 1895),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.


Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Charlton to issue three additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 4471) (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 President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday 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 seven minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven o'clock A.M.