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Monday, November 22, 1999.
Met at three minutes past eleven o'clock A.M.
Reports of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) submitting its inspection of Middlesex County House of Corrections and M.C.I. Longwood Treatment Center (received Thursday, Novem ber 18, 1999), were read and sent to the House for its information.
Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Ms. Creem, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Cynthia S. Creem, Richard T. Moore, Christine E. Canavan, Carol C. Cleven and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase participation in children's health insurance programs through school enrollment data collection; and
By Mrs. Sprague, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jo Ann Sprague and Ralph Morris for legislation relative to joint and last survivor allowance for retirement options;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Mr. Morrissey presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No.
2051) of Michael W. Morrissey, A. Stephen Tobin, Ronald Mariano and Bruce J. Ayers and with
the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to governmentally involved
housing in the city of Quincy [Local approval received], and the same
was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Housing and Urban Development.
By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care, on petition, a Bill to
facilitate the viability of Hale Hospital (Senate, No. 2022) [Local approval
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sesion.
By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill
to allow a city or town to grant retirement credit to veterans (Senate, No. 1310); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1313), a Bill relative to the retirement benefits for certain employees at the Massachusetts Respiratory Hospital in Norfolk County (Senate, No. 2050) [Representative Casey of Winchester dissenting].
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
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 House bills
Increasing the bond limit of the Cotuit Fire District (House, No. 475);
Relative to the sale of alcoholic beverages (House, No. 2324);
Relative to the leasing of certain property by the towns of Groveland, Merrimac and West Newbury (House, No. 3112);
Designating a portion of Route 6 in the town of Barnstable as the Korean War Memorial Highway (House, No. 3789);
Authorizing the Dennis Water District to convey to the town of Dennis a certain parcel of land and easements (House, No. 4622); and
Relative to bonds of the Oak Bluffs Water District (House, No. 4675).
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were
severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) "on the occasion of the nine tieth birthday of Monsignor John F. Harrington";
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) "congratulating Charles Thompson on his 25 years of service as Executive Director of the Whitin Community Center"; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) "congratulating Raymond and Annette LaChance on the occasion of their sixtieth wedding anniversary".
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A Bill authorizing the retirement board of the city of Salem to grant certain retirement benefits
(House, No. 4796, on Senate, Nos. 1261, 1269 and 1296 and House, Nos. 353, 801, 1588,
1790 and 3722) [Local approval received], was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
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 Linda J.
Melconian, Gale D. Candaras, Brian A. Joyce, Robert S. Creedon, Jr., and Cynthia Stone Creem
for legislation relative to the police career incentive program.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.
There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:
The Senate bills
Relative to the leasing of certain property by the towns of Groveland, Merrimac and West Newbury (Senate, No. 957); and
Relative to the conservation commission in the town of Boxford (Senate, No. 1978);
Were severally read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.
The House Bill relative to water supply in the town of West Newbury (House, No. 4044), was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
On motion of Mr. Bernstein,
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. Knapik, at six minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven o'clock A.M.