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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, December 21, 1998.

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

Appointments to a Commission.

A communication was received from His Honor Argeo Paul Cellucci, Acting Governor, announcing the appointment (under Section 66 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws) of Marianne Fleckner of Westford for a term of three years; JoAnne M. Thompson of Dorchester; and Mary Reardon Johnson of East Longmeadow, each for a term of two years; and Marilyn McGrath Lewis of Brookline; and Minosca Alcántara of Cambridge, each for a term of one year, to the Commission on the Status of Women. The communication was placed on file.

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and sent to the House for its information:
A report of the Special Commission on Forest Management Practices (under the provisions of Section 341 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 1995, as most recently revived and continued under Section 158A of Chapter 43 of the Acts of 1997) submitting a report on Forest Management Practices (Senate, No. 2369) (received Tuesday, December 15, 1998);
A report of the Bureau of Special Investigations (under the provisions of Section 15D(6) of Chapter 22 of the General Laws) submitting a report of its activities for the month of November 1998 (received Monday, December 14, 1998); and
A report of the Massachusetts State Lottery (under the provisions of Section 24 of Chapter 10 of the General Laws) submitting its consolidated statement of operations for the lottery and arts lottery funds for the month of October 1998 (received Monday, December 14, 1998).

Papers from the House.

Bills
Authorizing the town of Eastham to establish a land acquisition and maintenance fund (House, No. 5710,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the town of Eastham to establish an Eastham promotions fund (House, No. 5712,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the financial management of the city of Springfield (House, No. 5847,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill relative to group marketing plans for automobile and homeowners insurance (see House, No. 5697), 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 5 to 0.
The bill was signed by the President and sent to the House for enactment.

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 Acting Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the town of Sharon to issue licenses to certain establishments for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see Senate, No. 2299, changed);
Relative to the town manager of the town of Cohasset (see House, No. 5465);
Relative to the approval of Beano licenses in the city of Worcester (see House, No. 5670);
Designating a certain bridge in the city of Worcester as the Captain William Amorello Memorial Bridge (see House, No. 5849);
Authorizing the retirement board of the city of Springfield to pay a certain retirement benefit to the surviving spouse of former police officer Walter C. Juskiewicz (see House, No. 5860);
Authorizing the retirement board of the city of Springfield to pay a certain retirement benefit to the surviving spouse of former firefighter Daniel Lawler (see House, No. 5861); and
Validating the actions taken at a special town meeting of the town of Dartmouth (see House, No. 5873).

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Nuciforo, for the committee on Election Laws, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2247), a Bill to increase the number and amend the method of election of members of the school committee of the city of Malden (Senate, No. 2368) [Local approval received on Senate, No. 2247].
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, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: "An Act increasing the number and amending the method of election of members of the school committee of the city of Malden."
   Sent to the House for concurrence.

Papers from the House.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Hampden to borrow money for the payment of certain legal expenses and settlement costs (see Senate, No. 2355) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and was signed by the President and laid before the Acting Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Norton,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday 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 ten minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven o'clock A.M.