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Met at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.
A communication from the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission submitting a copy of its Experience Study (received Wednesday, November 22, 2000),— was placed on file.
A report of the Department of Telecommunications and Energy (under the provisions of Section 1F(8)(f) of Chapter 164 of the General Laws) submitting its second report on the status of unauthorized initiation of generation services (received Tuesday, November 21, 2000),— was placed on file.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
A Bill providing for a certain fund in cities and towns (House, No. 1589,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Shannon) “honoring Reverend William L. ‘Scotty’ McLennan, Jr.”
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
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 (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.
A Bill authorizing a non-binding advisory ballot question in the town of Rockland
(printed in House, No. 5494,— being a message from His Excellency the Governor),—
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Morrissey, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing a nonbinding advisory ballot question to be placed on the ballot at a special town election in the town of Rockland.”
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 House Bill authorizing the town of Millbury to issue two additional all alcoholic beverage club licenses (House, No. 5291),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the town of Millbury to issue two additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises.”
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5496) of Douglas W. Petersen and Marc R. Pacheco relative to protecting children from exposure to certain pesticides,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.
On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
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 eleven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.