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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, November 2, 2000.

Met at four 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).

 

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Walsh, for the committee on Taxation, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2186), a Bill relative to the town of Ipswich (Senate, No. 2306) [Local approval received on Senate, No. 2186];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

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 relative to standardizing dental claim forms (printed as Senate, No. 675, changed).

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Birmingham and Jajuga) “recognizing the exemplary service of Superintendent Michael Magnifico of the Department of Environmental Management”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Melconian) “honoring Martin C. Lyons for his dedicated service to the West Springfield community”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gouveia on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Dale Robert Clark on the occasion of his retirement from the town of Norton”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Agnes Dauphinais on the occasion of her retirement”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “honoring Dr. Jean C. W. Smith.”

 

Reports of Committees.

Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, on House, No. 5465, reported, in part, a “Bill making a supplemental appropriation for Fiscal Year 2001” (Senate, No. 2307).
The bill was read. There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

 

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Public Service, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2199), a Bill authorizing Donald Campbell to take a civil service examination for the position of police officer in the town of Rockport notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (Senate, No. 2283).
The bill was read and, there being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, and the bill was read a second time.
Mr. Tarr offered an amendment, substituting a new draft entitled “An Act authorizing Donald Campbell to take a civil service examination for the position of police officer in the towns of Rockport and Rowley notwithstanding the maximum age requirement” (Senate, No. 2308).
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2308) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Nuciforo, for the committee on Local Affairs, on House, Nos. 5248 and 5304, a Bill establishing the Pittsfield Civic Authority (Senate, No. 2305) [Local approval received on House, No. 5248];
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the bill 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.

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 Senate Bill making corrective changes in certain general and special laws relative to the Commonwealth Corporation (Senate, No. 2278),— was read a second time.
Mr. Lynch presented amendments, adding the following two sections:—
“SECTION 4. The first paragraph of section 64 of chapter 365 of the acts of 1996 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:— There is hereby established within the department of labor and workforce development the Commonwealth Corporation.
SECTION 5. The last paragraph of said section 64 of said chapter 365 is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence, added by section 165 of chapter 43 of the acts of 1997, and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:— The primary purpose of the corporation shall be to serve the needs of working and job-seeking residents of the commonwealth.”; and inserting before the enacting clause the following emergency preamble:—
Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to change the name of the Corporation for Business, Work and Learning, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.”
The amendments were adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2309, printed as amended) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act changing the name of the Corporation for Business, Work and Learning.”
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

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 Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Relative to the powers of the Malden redevelopment authority (see House, No. 4624, amended); and

Relative to the civil service rights of certain intermittent police officers and firefighters (see House, No. 5263, amended).

 

Recess.

There being no objection, at twelve minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at sixteen minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Ms. Melconian in the Chair.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

The Senate Bill making a supplemental appropriation for Fiscal Year 2001 (Senate, No. 2307),— came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with an amendment, in section 3, in line 12, by inserting after the word “miles”, the following: “, the names and addresses of all such hotels and motels more than 15 miles from the last permanent residences of any such families, the date of any solicitations of availability for placement,” (as corrected by Senate BTR).
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the House amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence.

Recess.

There being no objection, at a quarter before one o’clock P.M., the Chair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at nine minutes past one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Nuciforo in the Chair (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Emergency Preamble Adopted; Engrossed Bill Enacted.

An engrossed Bill making a supplemental appropriation for Fiscal Year 2001 (see Senate, No. 2307, amended), 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 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Nuciforo) and sent to the House for enactment.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the Senate, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Nuciforo) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—

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 seventeen minutes past one o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.