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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, November 13, 2000.

Met at two 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 Senate Bill including a certain parcel of land in the town of Middleton in the South Essex sewage district (Senate, No. 2304); and

The House bills

Relative to the procedures for junking motor vehicles (House, No. 150); and

Relative to the issuance of motor vehicle registration plates (House, No. 151).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5479) of Peter J. Koutoujian and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the eligibility to submit bids for certain school construction projects in the city of Waltham,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on State Administration.

A Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to lease certain land to the town of Lancaster (House, No. 5463, amended,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

The following reports (having been sent by the House to the Senate for its information) were severally returned to the House to be placed on file, to wit:

Bi-monthly report of the Executive Office of Transportation and Construction (under the provisions of Section 178 of Chapter 653 of the Acts of 1989) submitting an account of the costs incurred in connection with the depression of the Central Artery and construction of the Ted Williams Tunnel;

Bi-monthly report of the Executive Office of Transportation and Construction (under the provisions of Section 178 of Chapter 653 of the Acts of 1989) submitting an account of the costs incurred in connection with the depression of the Central Artery and the construction of the Ted Williams Tunnel;

Bi-monthly report of the Executive Office of Transportation and Construction (under the provisions of Section 178 of Chapter 653 of the Acts of 1989) submitting an account of the costs incurred in connection with the depression of the Central Artery and construction of the Ted Williams Tunnel;

Biannual report of the Department of Telecommunications and Energy (under the provisions of Section 1E(d) of Chapter 164 of the General Laws) on the status of mediation claims reviewed by said department for the period July 1, 1999 to December 31, 1999;

Report of the University Counsel of Northeastern University (under the provisions of Section 2 of Chapter 645 of the Acts of 1986) relative to a summer boating program and a scholarship program established by said university under the terms of a lease of a certain parcel of land in the city of Boston; and

Semi-annual report of the Insurance Fraud Bureau (under the provisions of Section 99(k) of Chapter 398 of the Acts of 1991) on the disposition of matters referred to said bureau.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill providing for a seasonal police force in the town of West Springfield (see House, No. 5436, amended) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and was signed by the President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

The following House Order (approved by the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently) was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence, to wit:

Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Local Affairs be granted until Thursday, November 30, 2000, the time within which to make its final report on current Senate document numbered 2301, relative to the establishment of a special fund in the town of Milton.

Recess.

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

Petition.

On motion of Mr. Jajuga, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Jajuga (accompanied by bill) of James P. Jajuga, Harriett L. Stanley and Brian S. Dempsey (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Haverhill to pay or provide for certain costs related to the operations, sale, transfer, or closure of Haverhill Municipal Hospital [Local approval received],— and the same was referred to the committee on Health Care.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the sounding of certain warning devices in the town of Newbury (see House, No. 5363, amended) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and was signed by the President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Jajuga,—

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. Knapik, at thirteen minutes before three o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.