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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, December 14, 2000.

Met at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.

 

Committee Change.

The President 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.

 

Reports of Committees.

Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matters be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The House bills

Relative to certain boundary markers (House, No. 1028); and

Authorizing employment contracts for fire chiefs (House, No. 2211).

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Bills

Authorizing the town of Lunenburg to appropriate money for the celebration of certain anniversaries (House, No. 5328,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and

Relative to the Central Burying Ground in the town of Holliston (House, No. 5381,— on petition) [Local approval received];

Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

 

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 President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Relative to vacancies of town meeting members in the town of Saugus (see Senate, No. 1940);

Further defining privileged and confidential communications with a psychologist (see House, No. 4363);

Relative to the South Grafton Water District (see House, No. 4942);

Relative to the civil liability of qualified psychiatric nurse mental health clinical specialists (see House, No. 4971); and

Providing that certain health care plans and policies shall cover payment for costs arising from speech, hearing and language disorders (see House, No. 5170).

 

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5507) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo for legislation to authorize the Department of Mental Health to establish a sick leave bank for Elizabeth Menslage, an employee of said department,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

 

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce, Ms. Walsh and Mr. Morrissey) “on the occasion of the 28th annual Predicted Log Contest”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “honoring Kristofer Kingsley of Mattapoisett upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Ray Pickles upon his retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “honoring Philip J. Farrington for his work on behalf of the town of Stoughton”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Daniel J. O’Connell of Mansfield upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

 

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 further regulating the use of lights on motor vehicles (Senate, No. 1104) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

The House Bill relative to construction safety training (House, No. 3030),— was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Tolman moved that the bill be amended by striking out, in lines 5 to 8, inclusive, the words “, at a minimum, one employee certified by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour Construction Safety Course” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— “all employees engaged in construction work certified as having successfully completed a course in construction safety and health approved by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration that is at least ten hours in duration”.
This amendment was adopted.
The bill was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill authorizing the town of Milford to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 5481,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 

A Bill validating certain proceedings of the town of Harwich (printed in House, No. 5505,— being a message from His Excellency the Governor),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Nuciforo, 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 Change.

The President 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 Mrs. Sprague,—

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 fourteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.