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Friday, December 22, 2000.
Met at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.
Engrossed Bill — Laid Before the Governor.
The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), having been severally passed to be enacted and signed by the Acting President (Ms. Melconian) on Thursday, December 21, were severally laid before the Governor on Friday, December 22, for his approbation, to wit:
Making appropriations to fund certain collective bargaining agreements and providing for simulcast wagering on horse and dog racing in the Commonwealth (see House, No. 5510, printed as amended).
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 Tarr of First Essex and Middlesex to fill the vacancy.
Reports of a Committee.
By Ms. Walsh, for the committee on Taxation, on petition (accompanied
by bill, Senate, No. 2322), an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee
on Taxation to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of
making an investigation and study of Senate document numbered 2322, relative
to establishing a hotel tax and open space fund in the city of Quincy (Senate,
No. 2333) [Local approval received on Senate, No. 2322];
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
By Ms. Walsh, for the committee on Taxation, on the recommitted petition,
a Bill relative to the town of Saugus (Senate, No. 2281) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A Bill to provide for the acquisition of conservation land in the town of Ipswich for the expansion of Willowdale State Forest (House, No. 5509,— on House, No. 5451, in part),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
The following engrossed bills (all of which originated in the House), 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:
Establishing the Bourne Financial Development Corporation (see House, No. 4250, amended);
Providing insurance coverage for human leukocyte antigen testing for certain individuals and patients (see House, No. 5404, amended); and
Authorizing the town of Milford to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 5481).
A Bill validating certain actions taken by the town of Hingham relative to
certain zoning by-laws (printed in House, No. 5506,—being a message from His
Excellency the Governor),— 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.
The President announced the resignation of Senator Tarr of First Essex and Middlesex as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the appointment of Senator Knapik of Second Hampden and Hampshire thereto.
On motion of Mr. Tarr,—
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.
On motion of Mr. Tisei, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven o’clock A.M.