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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, November 30, 1998.

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).

Commission and Task Force Appointments.

The President announced the following appointments:
Senators Morrissey and Berry to serve on the special commission, established pursuant to the provisions of Section 430 of Chapter 194 of the Acts of 1998, to study the provision of telecommunications services by municipal light plants.
The membership of said commission on the part of the Senate is as follows: Senators Morrissey of Norfolk and Plymouth, Berry of Second Essex and Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.

Senator Henri S. Rauschenbach, pursuant to the recommendation from Minority Leader Brian P. Lees, to serve on the task force, established pursuant to the provisions of Section 388 of Chapter 194 of the Acts of 1998, to study the effects of increasing the number of programs at community hospitals that are authorized to perform cardiac surgery in affiliation with thoracic surgery residency programs at academic medical centers.
The membership of said task force on the part of the Senate is as follows: Senators Montigny of Second Bristol and Rauschenbach of Cape and Islands.

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Durand) "honoring Robert W. and Judith J. Dalton", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Norton, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Ms. Fargo, and adopted.

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) "honoring Ora Lee Green on the occasion of her retirement", were referred, under the rule, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Norton, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the resolutions ought to be adopted; and they were considered forthwith, under a suspension of the rules, moved by Ms. Fargo, and adopted.

Papers from the House.
Engrossed Bill — Amended.

An engrossed Bill relative to justices of the peace performing marriages (House, No. 5337) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was put on its final passage.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be enacted, on motion of Mr. Bernstein, Senate Rule 49 was suspended. Mr. Travaglini presented an amendment in section 1, by inserting after the word "person" the following words:— ", except a justice of a court of the commonwealth,".
The amendment was adopted.
   Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

A communication from the Counsel to the House of Representatives and the Counsel to the Senate submitting (under authority of Section 53 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws) proposed legislation making corrective changes in certain general and special laws (House, No. 5885),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5886) of Kevin Poirier and Cheryl A. jacques (by vote of the town) relative to the form of elected representative town government in the town of North Attleborough,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Election Laws.

Engrossed Bills.

An engrossed Bill relative to town meeting members in the town of Amherst (see House, No. 5463, 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 re-enacted and was signed by the Acting President and again laid before the Acting Governor for his approbation.

The following engrossed bills (both of which originated in the House), 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 Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the town of Greenfield to issue a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 5527); and
Authorizing the imposition of fees for the employment of consultants by the conservation commission of the town of North Andover (see House, No. 5610, amended).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Murray,—
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 seven minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o'clock A.M.