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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Friday, December 10, 1999.

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

Distinguished Guests.

The Chair (Ms. Tucker) introduced, seated in the Gallery, students from the Pike School in Andover. They were the guests of Senator Tucker.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Lynch, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen F. Lynch, John A. Hart, Jr., and Janice R. Connolly for legislation relative to breast cancer license plates;
By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen F. Lynch for legislation relative to exempting certain students from the charter school cap;
By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen F. Lynch, Martin J. Walsh, David T. Donnelly, Eugene L. O'Flaherty and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize the sale of "Invest In Youth Hockey" distinctive registration plates; and
By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen F. Lynch and John A. Hart, Jr., for legislation relative to the South Boston district court;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Committee Changes.

The Chair (Ms. Tucker) announced the resignation of Senator Knapik of Second Hampden and Hampshire as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the appointment of Senator Tisei of Third Middlesex to fill the vacancy.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bills.

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 Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Exempting the position of deputy chief of police in the town of Milton from the provisions of the civil service law (see Senate Bill, printed as House, No. 4143); and
Exempting the position of chief of police of the city of Waltham from the provisions of the civil service law (see House, No. 4661).

Engrossed Bill Returned by Governor with

Recommendation of Amendment.

The engrossed Bill relative to the estate of homestead (Senate, No. 782) (which on Monday, November 29, 1999, had been laid before the Governor for his approbation), was returned to the Senate Clerk by the Governor on Thursday, December 9, 1999 at twenty-three minutes past five o'clock P.M., with a message recommending an amendment.
The message (Senate, No. 2059) was read and the Senate proceeded to reconsider the bill, in accordance with the provisions of Article LVI of the Amendments to the Constitution.
Pending action thereon, the bill was referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading, on motion of Mr. Tisei.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) "honoring Bernard McMahon upon his retirement";
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray) "honoring Mary Hart for her contributions to the Massachusetts Senate"; and
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) "honoring Marydee Flynn on the occasion of her retirement from the Mansfield Planning Board."

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Tisei, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Brian A. Joyce and Walter F. Timilty for legislation relative to certain borrowing by regional school districts.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.


By Mr. Timilty, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Brian A. Joyce and Walter F. Timilty for legislation relative to the term of certain serial loans issued by cities, towns and districts.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Local Affairs
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

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 Senate Bill providing for the layout and acceptance of certain ways by the city known as the town of Agawam (Senate, No. 2018),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: "An Act providing for the laying out and acceptance of certain ways by the city known as the town of Agawam".

Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to sewer assessments in the city of Attleboro (House, No. 4285,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Committee Changes.

The Chair (Ms. Tucker) announced the resignation of Senator Tisei of Third Middlesex as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the reappointment of Senator Knapik of Second Hampden and Hampshire thereto.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—
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. Tisei, at nine minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o'clock A.M.