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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, November 4, 1999.

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

Reports of a Committee.

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 House bills
Relative to leaves of absences by certain police officers (House, No. 3918); and
Bill relative to life insurance company liquidation proceedings (House, No. 4852).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Bills
Authorizing the city of Quincy to grant certain easements (House, No. 4284,— on petition);
Relative to members of financially troubled health maintenance organizations (House, No. 4848, amended,— on Senate, Nos. 708 and 721 and House, Nos. 24 and 4297); and
Providing for an accelerated transportation development and improvement program for the Commonwealth (House, No. 4865,— on House, No. 4854, in part);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill authorizing the Dennis Water District to convey to the town of Dennis a certain parcel of land and easements (House, No. 4622,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

Petitions.

On motion of Mr. Nuciforo, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Glodis (accompanied by bill) of Guy W. Glodis, Pamela P. Resor, MarieJ. Parente, John P. Fesolo and other members of the General Court for legislation to appoint a special master to oversee Harvard Pilgrim Health Care,— and the same was referred to the committee on Insurance.
On motion of Mr. Rosenberg, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Morrissey (accompanied by bill) of Michael W. Morrissey, Ronald Mariano, Susan W. Pope, Thomas J. O'Brien and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the annual street list,— and the same was referred to the committee on Election Laws.
Severally 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 President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the town of Westborough to issue an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 4233); and
Authorizing the licensing authority of the town of Westborough to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 4234).

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4870) of John F. Merrigan and other members of the House for legislation to establish December thirty-first in the current year as the millennium holiday;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4868) of Walter A. DeFilippi and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize the Hampden County Sheriff's Department to expend certain funds for joint federal and state law enforcement activities; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4869) of Walter A. DeFilippi and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize the Hampden County Sheriff's Department to establish a revenue retention account for community restitution and juvenile crime prevention programs;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the House committee on Ways and Means; and the Senate concurred in the suspension of said rule.

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 relative to the Swansea Water District (House, No. 4658).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in 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 House Bill establishing a nonprofit housing corporation for the town of Belmont (House, No. 4765),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Jacques) "congratulating Ken Crowell on the occasion of his retirement."

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Jajuga,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at eleven o'clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

Recess.

There being no objection, at seventeen minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the President declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-eight minutes before three o'clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, at twenty-seven minutes before three o'clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at eleven o'clock A.M.