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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Wednesday, October 27, 1999.

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

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr and Anthony J. Verga for legislation relative to authorizing Donald Campbell to take a civil service examination;
By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Brian P. Lees, Anthony J. Verga, Bradford Hill and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the registration of wireless communications services in the Commonwealth; and
By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Brian P. Lees, Anthony J. Verga, Bradford Hill and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a new division within the Department of Telecommunications and Energy relative to wireless communications;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Antonioni, for the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities, on Senate, Nos. 209, 210 and 289 and House, Nos. 1158, 1901, 2108, 2670, 2671, 3052, 3234, 3438 and 3443, a Bill relative to charter schools (Senate, No. 2027) [Representative Wolf of Cambridge dissenting].
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
Subsequently, Mr. Montigny, for the said committee on Ways and Means, reported recommending that the bill ought to pass. There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Antonioni, and the bill (Senate, No. 2027) was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.


Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matters be placed in the orders of the Day for the next session:
The Senate Bill relative to health care facilities (Senate, No. 148); and
The House Bill relative to the underground cable reimbursement schedule (House, No. 2692).

Committees Discharged.

Ms. Melconian, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing and directing the joint committee on Health Care to make an investigation and study of Senate document numbered 436, relative to medical treatment of chronic pain (Senate, No. 1951);
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing and directing the joint committee on Health Care to make an investigation and study of Senate document numbered 515, relative to prescription drug delivery (Senate, No. 1952);
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing and directing the joint committee on the Judiciary to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to judicial matters (Senate, No. 1953); and
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on the Judiciary to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of a certain Senate document relative to lis pendens memoranda (Senate, No. 2021);
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the Senate committee on Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to ensuring driver and passenger safety (House, No. 4841),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public Safety.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4846) of Angelo M. Scaccia (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to transferring a certain parcel of land from the conservation commission of the city of Boston to the department of parks and recreation of said city;
To the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4844) of James P. Jajuga, Arthur J. Broadhurst, Dennis A. DiZoglio (mayor) and others (with the approval of the town council) that the retirement board of the city known as the town of Methuen be authorized to establish a health insurance trust fund; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4845) of James P. Jajuga, Arthur J. Broadhurst, Dennis A. DiZoglio (mayor) and others (with the approval of the town council) relative to benefits paid by the retirement system of the city known as the town of Methuen;
Severally to the committee on Public Service.


Bills
Relative to the sale of alcoholic beverages (House, No. 2324,— on Senate, No. 369 and House, No. 2324);
Relative to bonds of the Oak Bluffs Water District (House, No. 4675,— on petition); and
Authorizing the acquisition of property in the town of Sandwich for protection of a water supply well (House, No. 4781,— on House, No. 161);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.


Bills
Authorizing the town of Westborough to issue an additional license for alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4233,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the licensing authority of the town of Westborough to grant an additional all alcoholic beverage license to a certain innholder (House, No. 4234,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Authorizing the town of Mashpee to grant certain easements (House, No. 4842,— on House, Nos. 4371 and 4373) [Local approval received on House, Nos. 4371 and 4373];
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 Ms. Creem) "honoring Rabbi Ronne Friedman on his installation as Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel, Boston";
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Fargo and Mr. Tolman) "honoring the late Frederick R. Tortola for his years of service to the community of Waltham"; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) "congratulating New Hope for its 20 years of community service".

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matter be placed in the orders of the Day for the next session:
The House Bill validating the acts and proceedings of the annual town meeting held in the town of Halifax (printed in House, No. 4299).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Resor, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in con currence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4850) of David P. Linsky and Cheryl A. Jacques relative to the appointment of David Frederick Morrill to the state police, notwithstanding certain maximum age requirements;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4851) of Walter A. DeFilippi and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize the Essex County Sheriff's Department and the Hampden County Sheriff's Department to expend certain funds for the housing of federal alien inmates;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the House committee on Ways and Means; and the Senate concurred in the suspension of said rule.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (both of which originated in the House), 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 President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the town of Palmer to issue an additional license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 4473); and
Authorizing the town of Palmer to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 4474).

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 Charles E. Shannon, Vincent P. Ciampa, Patricia D. Jehlen and Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., for legislation relative to designating the Peter G. Piro bridge.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Clancy, 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.

Recess.

There being no objection, at thirteen minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the President declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at one minute past twelve o'clock noon, the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to a parcel of land in the town of Tewksbury (Senate, No. 1488), ought to pass;
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Rauschenbach, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management to convey a certain parcel of land under the care and control of the Department of Correction to the town of Concord Housing Authority (printed as House, No. 2047), ought to pass;
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Antonioni, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.


By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to release certain easements in the town of Reading (House, No. 4461), ought to pass;
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.


By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to improving access to cost effective marriage and family therapy (Senate, No. 1920), ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2030).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Rauschenbach, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means. The bill (Senate, No. 2030) was then ordered to a third reading.


By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill authorizing licensed educational psychologists to receive certain insurance payments (Senate, No. 1926), ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2031).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Antonioni, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means. The bill (Senate, No. 2031) was then ordered to a third reading.


By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to mental health benefits (Senate, No. 2013), ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2029).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means. The bill (Senate, No. 2029) was then ordered to a third reading.


Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, reported, pursuant to the provisions of Senate Rule 19, a "Bill relative to unemployment insurance and workforce training" (Senate, No. 2028).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Antonioni, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

Order Adopted.

Mr. Antonioni presented the following order, to wit:—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o'clock P.M., and that, notwithstanding the provisions of any rule to the contrary, full consideration by the Senate shall be allowed on Senate Bill Nos. 2027, 2028 and 2029, legislation relative to charter schools, unemployment insurance and mental health benefits.
All amendments to said bills must be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Senate no later than twelve o'clock noon on Thursday, October 28.
The order was considered forthwith; and, there being no objection, it was adopted.

Adjournment in memory of Frederick R. Tortola.

Ms. Fargo moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Frederick R. Tortola of Waltham. . Mr. Tortola was an exceptional community leader who devoted himself to making a difference within his community. He was one of the founders of the Greater Waltham Association for Retarded Citizens and served as a director and trustee on many community boards. This motion prevailed.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Frederick R. Tortola, at seven minutes past twelve o'clock noon, on motion of Mr. Knapik, the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o'clock P.M.