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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, November 9, 1998.

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

Special Commission — Appointments.

A communication was received from the President announcing the appointment of Gwendolyn R. Tyre, Susana Segat, Katerí B. Walsh and Meiling D. Hazelton to the commission on the status of women (established pursuant to section 66 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws).
The communication was placed on file.

Papers from the House.

A Bill relative to the Division of Environmental Law Enforcement (House, No. 89, amended,— on House, No. 88, in part),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill authorizing the town of Grafton to execute a certain lease (House, No. 5646,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

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 Steven C. Panagiotakos, Kevin J. Murphy, Richard T. Moore, Thomas A. Golden, Jr., and others for legislation relative to the annual observance of Jack Kerouac Day.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on State Administration.
   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 Acting Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the State Retirement Board to grant creditable service to Celeste Loughman (see House, No. 797, amended); and
Relative to meetings of the Board of Registration of Cosmetologists (see House, No. 5782).

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5869) of Ann Johnson and Douglas W. Stoddart relative to the fluoridation of public water supplies,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Health Care.

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Berry, 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 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).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Clancy, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Havern) "congratulating Tommy Rawson on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Clancy, 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 Ms. Fargo, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) "recognizing the fiftieth anniversary of the Greniers Photography Studio", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Clancy, 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 Ms. Fargo, and adopted.

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:

The Senate Bill providing for a town administrator in the town of Lakeville (Senate, No. 2351),— 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.

The House Bill relative to the room occupancy excise of the town of Provincetown (House, No. 5493),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Berry, 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 providing for the appointment of a clerk and treasurer of the Oak Bluffs Water District (House, No. 5764).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Wilkerson, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Paper from the House.

A Resolve in favor of the widow of the late Anthony M. Scibelli (House, No. 5855,— on petition),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the resolve was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Bernstein,—
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.


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