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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, November 8, 1999.

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

Distinguished Guests.

The President introduced, seated in the rear of the Chamber, Pasqualina Anzalotti. Mrs. Anzalotti was accompanied by her son, Robert Anzalotti, and they were the guests of Senator Melconian.


A communication from the Massachusetts Community Development Finance Corporation submitting its audited financial statements for fiscal year 1999 (received Monday, November 8, 1999),— was placed on file.


A report of the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (under the provisions of Section 8(g) of Chapter 161B of the General Laws) submitting its activities for the fiscal year 1999 (received Friday, November 5, 1999),— was placed on file.

A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to the inspections of Middlesex County Jail and Norfolk County Correctional Facility (received Monday, November 8, 1999),— was read and sent to the House for its information.


A message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to allowing the resale of tickets at or below face value (House, No. 4874),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Government Regulations.

Report of Committees.

By Ms. Melconian, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Stephen F. Lynch and Martin J. Walsh for legislation relative to requiring the MDC to acquire certain parcels of land in Dorchester.
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 Housing and Urban Development.

Sent to the House for concurrence.


The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) "commemorating the celebration of Hanukkah"; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Travaglini) "congratulating Doctor Evan Lee for his humanitarian contributions to the group Doctors Without Borders, who were recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize".

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
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.

On motion of Mr. Knapik, at six minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at eleven o'clock A.M.