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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, November 20, 2000.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Melconian in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5488) of David H. Tuttle and Stephen M. Brewer (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Warren to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises;
To the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5489) of James P. Jajuga, Arthur J. Broadhurst and others (with the approval of the mayor and town council) that the city known as the town of Methuen be authorized to appoint two alternate members to the community development board of said city;
To the committee on Local Affairs.

A Bill relative to the licensing of amusement parks (House, No. 5487,— on House, Nos. 966 and 967),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

A Bill validating the actions taken at the town election held in the town of Erving (printed in House, No. 5407,— being a message from His Excellency the Governor),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

 

Bills

Exempting the position of chief of police in the town of Dartmouth from the provisions of civil service law (House, No. 5410,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and

Relative to the salary of the mayor of the city of Brockton (House, No. 5433,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

 

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “recognizing former United States Army Corporal Richard F. Knight”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “congratulating Christopher Michael Messinger on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik and Ms. Melconian) “congratulating Joseph A. Llodra on the occasion of his retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Shannon) “in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Silver-Haired Legislature”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Reid A. Kimball of Stoughton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

 

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 Steven A. Tolman (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to qualifying contractors bidding on Waltham school construction projects based on their workers compensation experience modification factor [Local approval received].
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.
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 Government Regulations be granted until Wednesday, December 6, 2000, the time within which to make its final report on current House document numbered 122.

 

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5490) of John F. Quinn and Mark C. Montigny relative to the appointment of the treasurer of the Dartmouth Fire District #3;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5491) of Francis L. Marini that the State Retirement Board be directed to grant certain creditable service to Edwin R. Stripinis;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

 

Emergency Preambles Adopted.

An engrossed Bill relative to the filing deadline for property tax appeals (see House, No. 4958, amended), 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.

 

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for James F. Broughton, Jr., an employee of the Department of Youth Services (see House, No. 5326, amended), 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 4 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Murray,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday 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. Tarr, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven o’clock A.M.