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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, November 2, 1998.

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).

Communications.

The following communications were severally placed on file
Communication from James J. Hartnett, Jr., Personnel Administrator, Human Resources Division, submitting a listing of police captain, police lieutenant and police sergeant series eligible which were revoked effective October 1, 1998 (received Thursday, October 29, 1998); and
Communication from William Kilmartin, Comptroller, submitting a copy of the Statutory Basis Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1998 (received Thursday, October 29, 1998).

Report.

A report of the Auditor of the Commonwealth (under the provisions of Section 6B of Chapter 11 of the General Laws) submitting a report on the status of the Clean Environment Fund (received Thursday, October 29, 1998),— was placed on file.

Petition.

Mr. Tarr presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Harriett L. Stanley, Frederick E. Berry, Geoffrey D. Hall and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the North East Solid Waste Committee,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Papers from the House.

Bills
Providing for the appointment of a clerk and treasurer of the Oak Bluffs Water District (House, No. 5764,— on petition); and
Relative to extending the reporting date for the special commission established to make an investigation and study of low income housing in the city of Lowell (House, No. 5854,— on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

Committee Changes.

The Chair (Ms. Melconian) announced the resignation of Senator Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the appointment of Senator Bernstein of First Worcester to fill the vacancy.

Papers from the House.
Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first 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 Acting Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Allowing certain structures to be exempted from certain harbor lines (see Senate, No. 1991, changed);
Providing for recall elections in the town of Ayer (see House, No. 4596); and
Further regulating the renewal of licenses of elevator mechanics (see House, No. 4974, amended).

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 town of Grafton to grant a certain betterment abatement (House, No. 5576),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: "An Act authorizing the town of Grafton to abate a certain betterment."

Committee Changes.

The Chair (Ms. Melconian) announced the resignation of Senator Bernstein of First Worcester as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the reappointment of Senator Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex thereto.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Moore,—
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.

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Panagiotakos) "congratulating Pat Bradley on the occasion of her being honored for contributions to the Thyroid Foundation of America", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Tisei, 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. Moore, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Shannon) "congratulating Joseph John Cantalupa on the occasion of his retirement from the Medford Fire Department", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Tisei, 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. Moore, and adopted.


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