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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, November 30, 2000.

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o’clock A.M.

 

Report.

A report of the Senate committee on Post Audit and Oversight (under the provisions of Section 63 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by Chapter 557 of the Acts of 1986) entitled “A Smoldering Issue: Creating Fire Safety Standards for Cigarettes” (Senate, No. 2314) (received Thursday, November 30, 2000),— was placed on file.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from His Excellency the Governor (under the provisions of Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) relative to validating a special town election held in the town of Phillipston (House, No. 5495),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Election Laws.

 

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5499) of Benjamin Swan, Paul E. Caron, Gale D. Candaras, Mary S. Rogeness and Linda J. Melconian (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to establishing an early retirement incentive program for certain employees of the water and sewer commission in the city of Springfield;

Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House No. 5498) of Angelo M. Scaccia, Robert E. Travaglini, Kevin B. Honan and Eugene L. O’Flaherty (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to increasing the tax exemption for certain residential real property in the city of Boston;

To the committee on Taxation.

 

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill providing for the entry of the Commonwealth into the interstate emergency management assistance compact (see House Bill, printed as Senate, No. 1146, 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 President and sent to the House for enactment.

 

Engrossed Bills.

An engrossed Bill validating the actions taken at the town election held in the town of Erving (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 5407) (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, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and it was signed by the President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

 

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Designating the 181st Engineering Battalion Building in the town of Northbridge as the Rosaire J. Rajotte National Guard Armory (see Senate, No. 2201);

Authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land in the town of Tewksbury (see House, No. 357, amended);

Relative to department heads in the town of Cohasset (see House, No. 5124);

Authorizing the town of Holden to establish a public works depreciation fund (see House, No. 5252);

Authorizing the town of Fairhaven to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 5349); and

Relative to the salary of the mayor of the city of Brockton (see House, No. 5433).

 

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:

The Senate Bill authorizing the Brockton Retirement Board to authorize creditable service for George W. Moore, Jr. (Senate, No. 2293),— was read a second time.
Mr. Creedon presented an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2315).
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2315) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

The House Bill relative to the granting of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the town of Belmont (House, No. 5369),— was read a second time.
Mr. Tolman presented an amendment, striking out section 2.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

 

The Senate Bill including a certain parcel of land in the town of Middleton in the South Essex sewage district (Senate, No. 2304),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading and read a third time.
Mr. Bernstein, for the committee on Bills in the Third Reading, reported, recommending that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft entitled “An Act relative to land of the South Essex Sewerage District in the town of Middleton” (Senate, No. 2316).
Pending the question on adoption of the amendment, Mr. Berry moved that the pending new draft be amended by adding the following section:—
“SECTION 2. Said lot 41 on Land Court plan numbered 16270-J as described in Section 1 of this act shall not be deemed to be included within the South Essex Sewerage District, however, until good and clear record title to the land described as Parcel 2 in chapter 190 of the acts of 1972 has first been conveyed to the town of Middleton for open space, conservation and recreational purposes by a good and sufficient quitclaim deed, said town has accepted said deed and it has been duly recorded with the Essex South District Registry of Deeds.”.
This amendment was adopted.
The pending new draft, as amended, was then considered; and it was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2316, printed as amended) was then passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Order Adopted.

Mr. Antonioni presented the following order, to wit:

Ordered, That the joint committee on Education, Arts and Humanities be granted an extension order until January 2, 2001 to give further consideration to Senate document 2239, relative to the development of an athletic facility by the Assabet Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District.
The order was considered forthwith; and, there being no objection, it was adopted.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing a nonbinding advisory ballot question to be placed on the ballot at a special town election in the town of Rockland (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 5494) (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, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and it was signed by the President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Berry,—

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