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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Thursday, October 26, 2000.

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).

 

Petition.

Mr. Moore presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard T. Moore, Jay R. Kaufman and Stanley C. Rosenberg for legislation relative to the reporting deadline of the commission on alternative medicine,— 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. Creedon, for the committee on the Judiciary, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Charles E. Birchall III, an employee of the Trial Court of the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 2294);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Bills

Relative to civil service appointments in the town of Billerica (House, No. 2768,— on House, No. 4341, in part) [Local approval received on House, No. 2768];

Exempting certain clerical positions in the town of Billerica from the provisions of the civil service law (House, No. 2769,— on House, No. 4264, in part) [Local approval received on House, No. 2769];

Relative to the membership of the board of health of the city of Lowell (House, No. 4664,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and

Authorizing the town of Holden to establish a public works depreciation fund (House, No. 5252,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “on the retirement of Paul G. Pariseau”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “honoring Maurice I. May on his retirement as president of the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating World War II veterans of the town of Randolph on the occasion of their participation in ‘Operation Recognition’ ”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) “congratulating Joseph P. LaChance on the occasion of his retirement.”

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first three 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 the conservation commission in the town of Boxford (see Senate, No. 1978);

Relative to the charter of the town of Sutton (see Senate, No. 2108, amended);

Making certain corrections to the regional tourism facilities board and administration of the urban renewal and revitalization program (see Senate, No. 2288, amended); and

Authorizing the Commissioner of Revenue to act on a certain application for abatement (see House, No. 930, amended).

 

Report of Committees.

By Mr. Clancy, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Robert A. Havern and Carol A. Donovan for legislation relative to designating the Woburn Regional Transportation Center in the city of Woburn as the Anderson Regional Transportation Center.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Jajuga, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to the taxation of certain real property in the town of North Andover (House, No. 5187,— on House, Nos. 5187 and 5222) [Local approval received on House, No. 5187],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Jajuga, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

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 relative to the budget of the Up-Island Regional School District of Martha’s Vineyard (House, No. 1160, changed and amended),— was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Ms. Murray presented an amendment, striking out sections 2 and 3.
This amendment was adopted.
The bill was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

The Senate Bill making a certain corrective change in the act authorizing the town of Andover to enter into certain agreements and to convey and accept certain interest in real estate (Senate, No. 2295),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Bill Recalled from the Governor
Laid Before the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, it was voted that a messenger be appointed to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, requesting the return to the Senate of the engrossed Bill regulating viatical settlements agreements (see House, No. 4790, amended).
Mr. Tarr was appointed the messenger. Subsequently, the bill was returned and was laid before the Senate.
There being no objection, on motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate reconsidered the vote by which, at a previous session, it had passed the bill to be enacted.
On motion of Ms. Fargo, Senate Rule 49 was suspended.
Ms. Wilkerson presented an amendment in section 3, by striking out the figure “2000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:— “2001”.
This amendment was adopted.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

PAPERS FROM THE 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 Natural Resources and Agriculture be granted until Thursday, November 30, 2000 within which to report on current Senate document numbered 2277 and on current House document numbered 4983.

 

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill making certain corrective changes in certain general and special laws (see Senate Bill, printed in Senate, No. 2212), 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.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Jajuga,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday 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 fourteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.