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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, December 6, 1999.

Met at eight minutes past eleven o'clock A.M. (Mr. Montigny in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Morrissey (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Joan Hogan for legislation relative to inmate work release programs in facilities used by children or the disabled; and
By Mr. Rauschenbach (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Carol Daniels Wilkins for legislation relative to teachers' retirement system members;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to the parking of motorcycles (House, No. 2008,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.


A Bill to require competent interpreter services in the delivery of acute health care services (House, No. 4917,— on House, No. 1172),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) "honoring Joseph D. Feaster, Jr.".

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Clancy, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Michael W. Morrissey for legislation relative to requiring the retirement board to pay Marjorie Sheehan, widow of John W. Sheehan, certain retirement benefits.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of the same Senator, 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.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Clancy, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., Shaun P. Kelly and Jack Keough for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to release certain easements to O'Connell Oil Associates, Inc.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of the same Senator, 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.

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 city known as the town of Agawam to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 2025),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.


The House Bill relative to the compensation of a town clerk upon certification (House, No. 1992, amended),— was 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 allowing additional compensation of a town clerk or municipal collector or treasurer upon certification."

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were read by the Clerk, considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Glodis and Bernstein) "expressing condolences on the loss of six members of the Worcester Fire Department."

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill allowing certain structures to be exempted from certain harbor lines along the Fort Point Channel waterfront of Boston Harbor in the city of Boston (House, No. 4779,— on House, No. 4636),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Clancy, 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 certain structures to be exempted from certain harbor lines in the city of Boston."

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Jajuga,—
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.

Adjournment in memory of Lenny P. Zakim.

Ms. Creem requested that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Lenny P. Zakim, Director of the New England Office of the Anti-Defamation League. Mr. Zakim died this past week after a courageous battle with cancer.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Lenny P. Zakim, at a quarter past eleven o'clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Knapik, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday at eleven o'clock A.M.