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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, November 16, 1998.

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o'clock A.M. (Mr. Norton in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

Report.

A report of the Division of Capital Asset Management (under the provisions of Section 290 of Chapter 194 of the Acts of 1998) submitting its survey and management plan of the capital assets of the Commonwealth (received Thursday, November 12, 1998),— was placed on file.

Petition.

Mr. Montigny presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mark C. Montigny and Brian A. Joyce for legislation relative to further defining qualifying individuals for certain benefits,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Papers from the House.

A Bill relative to group marketing plans for automobile and home owners insurance (House, No. 5697,— on House, No. 4767, in part),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

A Bill authorizing the town of Greenfield to issue a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages (House, No. 5527,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Notice was received that the Speaker of the House of Representatives had announced the appointment of Frances Hogan, Esq., for a term of three years; Professor Mary Ann Glendon, for a period of two years; and Donna Finneran and Dr. Helen Jackson, each for a term of one year, to the Commission on the Status of Women. The commission was established under the provisions of Section 66 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed 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 (see House, No. 5854), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted, in concurrence, by a vote of 3 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Birmingham) "on the retirement of the Honorable Eugene Panarese", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Norton, 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. Creedon) "congratulating the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brockton on the occasion of its seventy-fifth anniversary", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Norton, 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 Ms. Melconian) "honoring Rosemary Sandlin as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Agawam Rotary Club", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Norton, 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 Ms. Walsh) "congratulating John I. Stanton on the occasion of his retirement as commissioner of the Dedham-Westwood Water District", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Norton, 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.

Papers from the House.
Engrossed Bill and Resolve.

An engrossed Bill relative to the renewal of real estate brokers licenses (see Senate, No. 2342) (which originated in the Senate), 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 Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for his approbation.

An engrossed Resolve in favor of the widow of the late Anthony M. Scibelli (see House, No. 5855) (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 Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for his approbation.

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 Senate Bill authorizing the town of Sharon to issue licenses to certain establishments for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 2299, changed),— 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.

Recess.

At six minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Norton) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Norton in the Chair.

Papers from the House.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed 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 (see House, No. 5854) (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 Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for his approbation.

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. Knapik, at twenty-one minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o'clock A.M.