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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, December 20, 1999.

Met at six minutes past eleven o'clock A.M.

Distinguished Guests.

The President introduced the Newton North High School Girls' Soccer Team. The team is the 1999 Division I State Champions. The team was accompanied by their coach, Jennifer Meade, manager, Vanessa Cedrone. They were the guests of Senator Creem, Representatives Balser, Khan and Koutoujian of Newton and Kaprielian of Watertown.

Communication.

A communication from the Boston Redevelopment Authority (under the provisions of Section 4(f) of Chapter 152 of the Acts of 1997) submitting copies of Notices of Determination to Take (received Friday, July 30, 1999),— was placed on file.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4932) of Salvatore F. DiMasi and Paul C. Demakis (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to further defining the powers and duties of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission in the city of Boston;
To the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4933) of Marie J. Parente and Guy W. Glodis (by vote of the town) that certain public safety personnel in the town of Hopedale be subject to the provisions of civil service law; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4934) of Angelo M. Scaccia and Kevin G. Honan (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to creditable service for certain veterans employed by the Boston Medical Center;
Severally to the committee on Public Service.


A Bill relative to the requirements for continuing education for steam boiler licensing (House, No. 4786,— new draft of Senate, No. 1974),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, 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 relative to the continuing education requirements for renewal of steam boiler licenses."


A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4937) of William G. Greene, Jr., and other members of the General Court relative to the penalty for fraudulent use of credit and debit cards,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Criminal Justice.

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 relative to teacher certification (Senate, No. 207),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Recess.

There being no objection, at twenty-two minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the President declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-nine minutes before one o'clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, 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).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill exempting the position of chief of police in the town of Millis from the provisions of the civil service law (House, No. 4873,— originally ought NOT to pass, under Joint Rule 10, on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Murray, 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 regulating the conduct of horse and dog racing in the Commonwealth (House, No. 4935, printed as amended,— on House, No. 2327),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Murray, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

House Order — Adopted.

The following order (approved by the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently) was considered forthwith and adopted, to wit:
Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on State Administration be granted until Friday, January 14, 2000, the time within which to make its final report on current Senate document numbered 1770; and House documents numbered 4422 and 4620.

Recess.

There being no objection, at twenty-eight minutes before one o'clock P.M., the Chair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at five minutes before two o'clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Ms. Melconian in the Chair.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Emergency Preamble Adopted; Engrossed Bill Enacted.

An engrossed Bill regulating the conduct of horse and dog racing in the Commonwealth (see House, No. 4935, printed as 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 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, came from the House with the endorsement that it had bee enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first two 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:
Authorizing the licensing authority of the town of Palmer to issue an additional liquor license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see Senate, No. 1928);
Relative to the continuing education requirements for renewal of steam boiler licenses (see House, No. 4786); and
Allowing additional compensation of a town clerk or municipal collector or treasurer upon certification (see House, No. 1992, amended).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tolman,—
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 Mrs. Sprague, at four minutes past two o'clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o'clock A.M.