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Seal of theCommonwealth of Massachusetts

Tuesday, November 16, 1999.

Met at one minute past one o'clock P.M. (Ms. Melconian in the Chair).

Reports.

Reports of the Commission on Judicial Conduct (under the provisionsof Section 4 of Chapter 211C of the General Laws) submitting its annual reports for 1994 through1998 (received Monday, Novem ber 15, 1999),— were placed on file.

Petition.

Mr. Rauschenbach presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) ofHenri S. Rauschenbach, Brian P. Lees, Bruce E. Tarr, Therese Murray and other members of theGeneral Court for legislation relative to further regulating custodial interference,— andthe same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches,acting concurrently.

Reports of a Committee.

By Ms. Walsh, for the committee on Taxation, on Senate, No. 1511and House, No. 2626, a Bill relative to the taxation of forest, farm and recreation land (Senate,No. 1511, changed by adding a new section:—
"SECTION 24A. The third sentence of chapter 61B of the General Laws, as appearing in the1998 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the words:— sixty days' andinserting in place thereof the following words:— thirty days.'); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 1575 and 1576, a Bill providing asales tax exemption for worker safety and pollution control expenditures (Senate, No.2045);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways andMeans.

Committee Discharged.

Ms. Melconian, for the committee on Rules, to whom was referred theSenate order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Banks and Banking to sit during therecess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certaincurrent House documents (Senate, No. 2003),— reported, asking to be discharged fromfurther consideration
Of so much of the recommendations of the office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation(House, No. 9) as relates to the establishment of a limited purpose trust company subject to thesupervision of the Commissioner of Banks (accompanied by bill, House, No. 12);
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1131) of Salvatore F. DiMasi, Angelo M.Scaccia and John A. Hart, Jr., relative to state chartered banks; and
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3219) of Philip Travis and other members ofthe General Court for legislation to further regulate the transmission of money;
And recommending that the same severally be recommitted to the committee on Banks andBanking.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Bills
Authorizing the town of Wrentham to convey certain conservation land (House, No. 289,—on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing and directing the reinstatement of David Entin to the state retirement system (House,No. 2767, changed and amended,— on petition);
Relative to the compensation of certain public officials (House, No. 4766, amended,— onpetition);
Establishing the education policy review commission (House, No. 4778,— on House, No.2673);
Authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a parcel ofland in the town of Grafton to Robert and Abby McInnis (House, No. 4785,— on House,No. 1268);
Regulating viatical settlements agreements (House, No. 4790,— on Senate, No. 737 andHouse, Nos. 27 and 2142);
Relative to executive compensation and the Emergency Finance Board (House, No. 4882,—on House, No. 4856); and
Relative to funding of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (House, No.4892,— on House, No. 4891);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways andMeans.


Bills
Relative to veterinarians reporting cruelty to animals (House, No. 1033,— onpetition);
Relative to cluster developments (House, No. 4435,— on House, No. 1192); and
Relative to the Worcester Firemen's Relief Association (House, No. 4709,— onpetition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering andPolicy.


A Bill exempting the position of deputy fire chief in the town of Wellesley from the provisionsof the civil service law (House, No. 4327,— on petition) [Local approvalreceived],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Dayfor the next session.

Recess.

There being no objection, at two minutes past one o'clock P.M., theChair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty minutesbefore three o'clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4895) of J. Michael Ruaneand Frederick E. Berry (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to authorizingthe Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land commonlyknown as the Salem jail, jailer's house and barn to the city of Salem,— was referred, inconcurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on StateAdministration.

Orders of the Day.

The Orders of the Day were considered, as follows:

The House Bills
Further regulating the tax escrow requirements for certain mortgages (House, No. 2085);
Relative to leaves of absences by certain police officers (House, No. 3918); and
Relative to life insurance company liquidation proceedings (House, No. 4852);
Were severally read a second time and ordered to a third reading.


The Senate Bill prohibiting discrimination in insurance policies (Senate, No. 2043),— wasread a third time. After remarks, the question on passing it to be engrossed was determined by acall of the yeas and nays, at ten minutes before three o'clock P.M., on motion of Ms. Wilkerson,as follows, to wit (yeas 37 — nays 0):

YEAS.

Antonioni, Robert A. Magnani, David P.
Bernstein, Robert A. Melconian, Linda J.
Brewer, Stephen M. Montigny, Mark C.
Clancy, Edward J., Jr. Moore, Richard T.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Morrissey, Michael W.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Murray, Therese
Fargo, Susan C. Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr.
Glodis, Guy W. Pacheco, Marc R.
Havern, Robert A. Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Hedlund, Robert L. Rauschenbach, Henri S.
Jacques, Cheryl A. Resor, Pamela
Jajuga, James P. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Joyce, Brian A. Shannon, Charles E.
Knapik, Michael R. Sprague, Jo Ann
Lees, Brian P. Tarr, Bruce E.
Lynch, Stephen F. Tisei, Richard R.
Tolman, Steven A. Walsh, Marian
Travaglini, Robert E. Wilkerson, Dianne — 37.
Tucker, Susan C.

NAYS —0.

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.

Berry, Frederick E. — 1.

The yeas and nays having been completed at five minutes beforethree o'clock P.M., the bill was passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.


The Senate Bill providing equal employment benefits for public sector employees (Senate, No.2044),— was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Ms. Walsh and Messrs. Lynch, Clancyand Creedon moved that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause andinserting in place thereof the following text:—
"SECTION 1. Paragraph (d) of Section 2 of chapter 32A of the General Laws, as appearing inthe 1998 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the word child.', in line 49, andinserting in place thereof the following words:— child, and any one other person at least 18years of age and competent to enter into contract who is not married to any other person,including that person's unmarried children under 19 years of age, designated by the employee orretiree who is domiciled with the employee or retiree and shares financial responsibilities andexpenses with the employee or retiree. For the purposes of this section, domicile shall mean theplace of one's actual residence with intention to remain permanently or for an indefinite time andwithout any certain purpose to return to a former place of abode. The commission shall requireeach employee or retiree who has designated a person to receive benefits under this section toinitially certify and periodically recertify the identity of that designee by filing an affidavit withthe commission. Each such employee or retiree shall notify the commission of any change inidentity or termination of his designee. All benefits available under this chapter shall end for thedesignee when the designee is no longer domiciled with the employee or retiree, or when thedesignation is terminated, regardless of whether the commission has been so notified.
SECTION 2. Section 10C of said chapter 32A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by insertingafter the word spouse', in line 101, the following words:— or other person designated bythe employee or retiree as provided for in section 2.
SECTION 3. Section 10E of said chapter 32A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by strikingout the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:— For thepurposes of this section, dependent child' shall mean any child, whether natural, adoptive or astepchild, of any such employee or the natural or adoptive child of such other person designatedby the employee as provided for in section 2.
SECTION 4. Section 11 of said chapter 32A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking outthe first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:— Upon the death ofan employee or retired employee insured under this chapter, the surviving spouse or other persondesignated by the employee or retiree as provided for in section 2, or the surviving dependent ifthere is no surviving spouse or other such person, or the surviving dependent if the survivingspouse or other such person subsequently dies, may continue the group or general or blanketinsurance providing hospital, surgical, medical, dental, and other health insurance until theremarriage of or designation of, as provided for in section 2, another person to be covered bysuch insurance by said surviving spouse or other person initially designated for coverage asprovided for in section 2, or if there be no surviving spouse or other such person, until thesurviving dependent becomes eligible for other group health insurance coverage; provided,however, that application for such insurance coverage shall be filed with the commission and amethod for the payment of premiums shall be determined in accordance with its rules andregulations; and provided, further, that the commonwealth shall contribute the same percentageshare of the total monthly premium rate for coverage under this section as the percent share itcontributes, pursuant to section 8 on behalf of retired employees, subject, where applicable, toreimbursement, as provided under section 10B, and that eligible person having elected coverageunder this section shall pay the remainder premium or rate.
SECTION 5. Section 11A of said chapter 32A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by insertingafter paragraph (b) the following paragraph:—
(b½) In the event an employee or retiree as referred to in paragraph (a) designates a personfor coverage as a dependent as provided for in section 2, the former spouse thereafter shall havethe right, if so provided in said judgment, to continue to receive benefits as are available to theemployee or retiree, by means of the addition of a rider to the family plan or contract, either ofwhich may be at additional premium rates determined by the commission to be just andreasonably in accordance with the additional risks involved.
SECTION 6. Section 12 of said chapter 32A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting,after the word spouse', in line 15, the following words:— or other person designated by theretiree as provided for in section 2.
SECTION 7. Said section 12 of said chapter 32A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended byinserting, after the word spouse', in line 18, the following words:— or other survivingperson designated b the retiree as provided for in section 2.
SECTION 8. Said section 12 of said chapter 32A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended byinserting, after the word spouses' in line 23, the following words:— or other survivingperson designated by the retiree as provided for in section 2.
SECTION 9. Said section 12 of said chapter 32A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended byinserting, after the word spouse', in line 40, the following words:— or other survivingperson designated by the retiree as provided for in section 2.
SECTION 10. Said section 12 of said chapter 32A, as so appearing, is hereby further amendedby inserting, after the word spouse', in line 61, the following words:— or other insuredsurviving person designated by the retiree as provided in section 2.
SECTION 11. Said section 12 of said chapter 32A, as so appearing, is hereby further amendedby inserting, after the word spouses', in line 90, the following words:— or other survivingpersons designated by the retiree as provided for in section 2, .
SECTION 12. Said section 12 of said chapter 32A, as so appearing, is hereby further amendedby inserting, after the word spouse', in line 126 the following words:— or other survivingperson designated by the retiree as provided for in section 2.
SECTION 13. Section 13 of said chapter 32A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended byinserting, after the word spouses', in line 4 the following words:— or other survivingpersons designated by the retiree as provided for in section 2.
SECTION 14. Section 14 of said chapter 32A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended byinserting, after the word spouse', in line 4, the following words:— or other survivingperson designated by the employee or retiree as provided for in section 2.
SECTION 15. Section 15 of said chapter 32A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended byinserting, after the word spouse', in line 28, the following words:— or other survivingperson designated by the employee or retiree as provided for in section 2.
SECTION 16. Chapter 32B is hereby amended by inserting after section 9I, as so appearing, thefollowing section:—
Section 9J. (a) For the purposes of this section, the word dependents' shall mean an employee orretiree's spouse, an employee or retiree's unmarried children under 19 years of age, his spouse'sunmarried children under 19 years of age and any child 19 years of age or over who is mentallyor physically incapable of earning his own living; provided, that any additional premium whichmay be required is paid for the coverage of such handicapped child, and any one other person atleast 18 years of age and competent to enter into contract who is not married to any other person,including that person's unmarried children under 19 years of age, designated by the employee orretiree who is domiciled with the employee or retiree and shares financial responsibilities andexpenses with the employee or retiree. For the purposes of this section, domicile' shall mean theplace of one's actual residence with intention to remain permanently or for an indefinite time andwithout any certain purpose to return to a former place of abode. The commission shall requireeach employee or retiree who has designated a person to receive benefits under this section toinitially certify and periodically recertify the identity of that designee by filing an affidavit withthe commission. Each such employee or retiree shall notify the commission of any change inidentity of his designee or termination of his designation. All benefits available under thischapter shall end for the designee when the designee is no longer domiciled with the employee orretiree, or when the designation is terminated, regardless of whether the commission has been sonotified.
(b) In any governmental unit, the dependents of employees or retirees shall be enrolled as eligibleparticipants in the plan or plans of contributory life insurance, group accidental death anddismembership insurance, and group general or blanket hospital, surgical, medical, dental orother health insurance. Any governmental unit shall be governed by the definition of dependentset forth in this section. In all other respects the provision of such insurance benefits shall be inaccordance with the terms, rates and rules promulgated for employees or retirees.
(c) In the event an employee or retiree as referred to in sub section (a) designates a person forcoverage as a dependent as provided for in paragraph (a), the former spouse thereafter shall havethe right, if so provided in said judgment, to continue to receive benefits as are available to themember or subscriber, by means of the additional premium rate determined by the appropriatepublic authority to be just and reasonable in accordance with the additional insuring risksinvolved.
(d) This section shall take effect in a city, town or regional school district or educationalcollaborative only if such city, town or regional school district or educational collaborativeaccepts this section pursuant to section 27C of chapter 29. A county, except Worcester county,by vote of the county commissioners; a district, except as otherwise provided in this section, byvote of the registered voters of the district at a district meeting; a welfare district by vote of thedistrict welfare committee; a health district established under section 27A of chapter 111 by voteof the joint committee may adopt the provisions of this section.
SECTION 17. This act shall take effect on the first day of the month next following 180 daysafter its passage."
Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair (having been appointed by the President, under authority of SenateRule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair), after debate, Messrs. Montigny, Pacheco and Havern,Ms. Walsh and Mr. Lynch moved that the pending amendment be amended striking the text andinserting the following:—
By striking out section 19 (contained in Senate, No. 2044) and inserting in place thereof thefollowing two sections:—
SECTION 19. The group insurance commission shall conduct a study of the cost of extendingpublic employee health benefits offered by the commission to a person, other than a person asdefined in paragraph (d) of section 2 of chapter 32A of the General Laws, named by a publicemployee or retiree, including such person's unmarried children under the age of 19 years. Thestudy shall consider such persons who shall be domiciled with such public employee or retiree,and who share financial responsibilities and expenses, who shall be at least 18 years of age andcompetent to contract, and who shall not be married to any other person. The commission shallreport the results of its study and its recommendations, if any, together with drafts of legislationnecessary to carry its recommendations into effect, by filing the same with the clerk of the senateon or before 90 days after the passage of this act.
SECTION 20. This act, except section 19, shall take effect on the first day of the month nextfollowing 180 days after its passage."
After remarks, the further amendment (Montigny, et als.) was adopted. The pendingamendment (Walsh et als.) was then adopted, as amended. After debate the bill (Senate, No.2048, printed as amended) was then passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.


The Senate Bill relative to administrative reforms in the unemployment insurance system(Senate, No. 5),— was considered, the main question being on ordering it to a thirdreading.
The pending amendment, previously moved by Messrs. Lees and Knapik, inserting after section15 the following new sections:—
"SECTION . Section 39 of chapter 151A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out,in lines 1, 19-20, 39, 41-42, and 48, the words or his authorized representative' and by strikingout, in lines 22-23, the words before an impartial hearing officer designated by thecommissioner.'
SECTION . Subsection (b) of said section 41 of said chap ter 151A, as so appearing, is herebyamended by inserting after the word rights', in line 16, the following words:— of theparties.
SECTION . Said subsection (b) of said section 41 of said chap ter 151A, as so appearing, ishereby further amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof thefollowing new sentence:— Unless action is taken under section forty-two, the decision ofthe board shall be final with respect to the parties.",— was considered.
After debate, the question on adoption of the amendment was determined by a call of the yeasand nays, at twenty-three minutes before five o'clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Lees, as follows, towit (yeas 6 — nays 31):

YEAS.

Knapik, Michael R. Sprague, Jo Ann
Lees, Brian P. Tarr, Bruce E.
Rauschenbach, Henri S. Tisei, Richard R. — 6.

NAYS.

Antonioni, Robert A. Glodis, Guy W.
Bernstein, Robert A. Havern, Robert A.
Brewer, Stephen M. Hedlund, Robert L.
Clancy, Edward J., Jr. Jacques, Cheryl A.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Jajuga, James P.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Joyce, Brian A.
Fargo, Susan C. Lynch, Stephen F.
Magnani, David P. Resor, Pamela
Melconian, Linda J. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Montigny, Mark C. Shannon, Charles E.
Moore, Richard T. Tolman, Steven A.
Morrissey, Michael W. Travaglini, Robert E.
Murray, Therese Tucker, Susan C.
Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr. Walsh, Marian
Pacheco, Marc R. Wilkerson, Dianne — 31.
Panagiotakos, Steven C.
ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.
Berry, Frederick E. — 1.

The yeas and nays having been completed at eighteen minutes before five o'clock P.M., theamendment was rejected.
Mr. Lynch moved that the bill be amended by inserting after section 5 the following twosections:—
"SECTION 5A. Section 28 of chapter 23G of the General Laws, as so appearing, is herebyamended by striking out, in line 46, the words section 31 of chapter 23A' and inserting in placethereof the following:— section 2.
SECTION 5B. Subsection (n) of section 29A of said chapter 23G, as so appearing, is herebyamended by adding the following sentence:— The provisions of subsections (d), (f) to (i),inclusive, and (l) of section 2 shall also apply to the members and affairs of the brownfieldsadvisory group."
This amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Lynch, and the bill was read a third time, its titlehaving been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading so as to read as follows:"An Act making certain administrative reforms in the unemployment insurance system.".
The question on passing the bill to be engrossed was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, ateleven minutes before five o'clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Lees, as follows, to wit (yeas 36— nays 0):

YEAS.

Antonioni, Robert A. Knapik, Michael R.
Bernstein, Robert A. Lees, Brian P.
Brewer, Stephen M. Lynch, Stephen F.
Clancy, Edward J., Jr. Magnani, David P.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Melconian, Linda J.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Montigny, Mark C.
Fargo, Susan C. Moore, Richard T.
Glodis, Guy W. Morrissey, Michael W.
Havern, Robert A. Murray, Therese
Hedlund, Robert L. Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr.
Jacques, Cheryl A. Pacheco, Marc R.
Jajuga, James P. Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Joyce, Brian A. Resor, Pamela
Rosenberg, Stanley C. Tolman, Steven A.
Shannon, Charles E. Travaglini, Robert E.
Sprague, Jo Ann Tucker, Susan C.
Tarr, Bruce E. Walsh, Marian
Tisei, Richard R. Wilkerson, Dianne — 36.

NAYS —0.

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.

Berry, Frederick E. Rauschenbach, Henri S. — 2.

The yeas and nays having been completed at six minutes beforefive o'clock P.M., the bill (Senate, No. 5, amended) was passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.


The Senate Bill authorizing the city known as the town of Agawam to issue an additional licensefor the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 2025),—was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill — Land Taking for Conservation, Etc.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Reading to transfer controlof certain conservation land to the board of cemetery trustees (see House, No. 4323) (whichoriginated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and trulyprepared for final passage,— was put upon its final passage; and, this being a bill providingfor the taking of land or other easements used for conservation purposes, etc., as defined byArticle XCVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the question on passing it to be enactedwas determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at five minutes before five o'clock P.M., asfollows, to wit (yeas 37 — nays 0):

YEAS.

Antonioni, Robert A. Magnani, David P.
Bernstein, Robert A. Melconian, Linda J.
Brewer, Stephen M. Montigny, Mark C.
Clancy, Edward J., Jr. Moore, Richard T.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Morrissey, Michael W.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Murray, Therese
Fargo, Susan C. Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr.
Glodis, Guy W. Pacheco, Marc R.
Havern, Robert A. Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Hedlund, Robert L. Rauschenbach, Henri S.
Jacques, Cheryl A. Resor, Pamela
Jajuga, James P. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Joyce, Brian A. Shannon, Charles E.
Knapik, Michael R. Sprague, Jo Ann
Lees, Brian P. Tarr, Bruce E.
Lynch, Stephen F. Tisei, Richard R.
Tolman, Steven A. Walsh, Marian
Travaglini, Robert E. Wilkerson, Dianne — 37.
Tucker, Susan C.

NAYS —0.

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.

Berry, Frederick E. — 1.

The yeas and nays having been completed at two minutes beforefive o'clock P.M., the bill was passed to be enacted, two-thirds of the members present havingagreed to pass the same, and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governorfor his approbation.

Matters Taken Out of the Notice Section.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of theNotice Section of the Calendar and considered, as follows:

The Senate Bill relative to the town of Tisbury (Senate, No. 1958),— was read a third timeand passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.


The House Bill relative to certain housing in the town of Groton (House No. 4318),— wasread a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Panagiotakos moved that the bill beamended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the followingtext:—
"The prohibition against age discrimination in paragraph 6 of section 4 of chapter 151B of theGeneral Laws shall not apply to parcel M-137, the Old Hale Nursing Home, notwithstanding thefailure of said parcel to contain at least five acres."
This amendment was adopted.
The bill was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.


The Senate Bill relative to septic systems (Senate, No. 1030) (its title having been changed bythe committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time and passed to beengrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill relative to members of financially troubled healthmaintenance organizations (see House, No. 4848, amended), having been certified by the SenateClerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergencypreamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordancewith the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamblewas adopted, in concurrence, by a vote of 8 to 0.
The bill was signed by the President and sent to the House for enactment.


A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4897) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Robert S. Creedon,Jr., Christine E. Canavan and Geraldine Creedon (with the approval of the mayor and citycouncil) that funds expended for the leasing of schools in the city of Brockton be applied to thenet school spending requirement,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension ofJoint Rule 12, to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) wereconsidered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Shannon) "congratulating Charles Scioli on the occasion of hiseighty-sixth birthday".

Suspension of Senate Rule 38A.

Ms. Fargo moved that Senate Rule 38A be suspended to allow theSenate to continue in session beyond the hour of eight o'clock P.M.; and, there being noobjection, on further motion of the same Senator, the rule was suspended without a recorded yeaand nay vote.

Recess.

The President in the Chair, there being no objection, at six minutes pastfive o'clock P.M., the President declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at eightminutes before six o'clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow attwelve o'clock noon, and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of acalendar.