State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Journal of the Senate

JANUARY SESSION of the General Assembly begun and held at the State House in the City of Providence on Tuesday, the second day of January in the year of Our Lord two thousand and one.
Volume 128, No. 65 Thursday, June 21, 2001 Sixty-fifth Day


The Senate meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor, Charles J. Fogarty, at 4:05 o'clock P.M.

The roll is called and a quorum is declared present with 47 Senators present and 3 Senators absent as follows:

PRESENT 47: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Gibbs, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, RaptaKis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, SosnowsKi, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

ABSENT 3: Senators Coderre, Connors, Damiani.

INVOCATION


His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor, by unanimous consent, presents Senator Graziano, to deliver the invocation.

(See Appendix for Invocation)


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG


His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor, by unanimous consent, presents Senator Graziano, to lead the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

APPROVAL OF RECORD


The Senate Journal of Wednesday, June 20, 2001 proceedings is read in part.

Upon suggestion of Senator Graziano, and by unanimous consent, further reading of the Journal is dispensed with and the Journal approved as recorded.

GUESTS


Upon suggestion of Senator DaPonte, and by unanimous consent, His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor, welcomes to the Chamber Lezita Simas, Track and Field, Pico; Helena Medeiros, Tennis, Sao Miguel; and Victor Castro, Classic Guitarist, Terceira; and they are accompanied by Jorge Pereira of Coach USA. They are visiting for the World Scholar Athlete Games at the University of Rhode Island.

Upon suggestion of Senator Issa, and by unanimous consent, His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor, welcomes to the Chamber Joan Bustamonte of Pawtucket.

FROM THE


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


A message from the House of Representatives transmits with announcement of passage:

(01-S 482 as amended) An Act relating to businesses and professions- public accountancy.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

Also:

(01-H 5354) An Act relating to health and safety - bicycle helmets.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Desk.

Also:

(01-H 5113) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to health and safety - pesticide control.

Read and referred to the Committee on Health, Education and Welfare.

Also:

(01-H 5394) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to health and safety - health care facilities staffing.

Read and referred to the Committee on Health, Education and Welfare.

Also:

(01-H 5339) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to public officers and employees insurance benefits.

Read and referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Also:

(01-H 6229) An Act relating to health maintenance organizations.

Read and referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Also:

(01-H 6521) An Act relating to taxation.

Read and referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Also:

(01-H 6532) Joint Resolution regarding the establishment of a legislative commission to study the public purposes to be advanced by the redevelopment of those areas made available by the relocation of Route 195.

Read and referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Also:

(01-H 6535) An Act authorizing the town of Narragansett to finance its share of the cost associated with implementing the clean up and remediation of the Rose Hill Regional Landfill and to issue not more than $2,000,000 bonds and notes therefor.

Read and referred to the Committee on Corporations.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

COMMITTEE ON
HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE


Senator Graziano, from the Committee on Health, Education and Welfare, reports back, with recommendation of passage of the following measures:

(01-H 5281) An Act relating to health and safety instructional bracelets for specific terminally ill patients.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 5283) An Act relating to emergency medical transportation services.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 5285) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to uniform controlled substances act.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 5868 as amended) An Act relating to use of tobacco by minors.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 5870) An Act relating to health and safety - notification of fire fighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians after exposure to infectious diseases.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 5883 as amended) An Act relating to health and safety- smoking in public places.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 5888) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to health and safety - rights of nursing home patients.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 5969) An Act relating to mental health.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

COMMITTEE ON CORPORATIONS


Senator Celona, from the Committee on Corporations, reports back, with recommendation of passage of the following measures:

(01-S 995) An Act relating to the Chariho Regional School District.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 998) An Act relating to taxation.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 5478) An Act relating to insurance coverage for serious mental illness.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 6023) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to insurance- prompt claims processing.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

NEW BUSINESS


The following item s are received and referred to committee pending any objection of the body on the next legislative day.

Senators Fogarty, Walaska, Kells, McCaffrey and Paiva Weed present (01-S 1017) An Act relating to the Burrillville Land Trust.

Read and referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Senators Caprio, DaPonte and Alves present (01-S 1018) An Act relating to the state retirement system - contributions outside the system.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Bates, Breene and Algiere present (01-S 1019) An Act relating to Warwick Station.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Bates, Breene and Algiere present (01-S 1020) An Act relating to aeronautics - airports and landing fields- receipts on customer facility charges.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senator Bates presents (01-S 1021) Joint Resolution approving financing of Warwick Station, including revenue bonds and other evidences of indebtedness.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Senators Izzo, Bates, Sosnowski, Walsh, Irons and others present (01-S 1022) An Act relating to the General Assembly.

Senator Izzo requests unanimous consent for immediate consideration.

Unanimous consent for immediate consideration is granted.

Senator Izzo moves passage, seconded by Senators Blais, DaPonte, Algiere, Garabedian and many others.

The act is read and passed, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 43 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 43: Senators Algiere, Alves, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, RaptaKis, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -O.

Senators Roney, Montalbano, Roberts, Paiva Weed, McBurney and others present (01-S 1023) An Act relating to criminal procedure - public defender.

Senator Roney requests unanimous consent for immediate consideration.

Unanimous consent for immediate consideration is granted.

Senator Roney moves passage, seconded by Senators Polisena and Montalbano.

The act is read and passed, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 43 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 43: Senators Algiere, Alves, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -O.

Senators Irons, Alves and Caprio present (01-S1024) Joint Resolution declaring and consenting to a recess of the General Assembly.

Senate Majority Leader Irons requests unanimous consent for immediate consideration.

Unanimous consent for immediate consideration is granted.

Senate Majority Leader Irons moves passage, seconded by Senator Caprio.

The act is read and passed, by unanimous consent, upon a voice vote.

Senators Irons, Alves and Caprio present (01-S 1025) Joint Resolution declaring and consenting to a recess of the General Assembly.

Senate Majority Leader Irons requests unanimous consent for immediate consideration.

Unanimous consent for immediate consideration is granted.

Senate Majority Leader Irons moves passage, seconded by Senator Caprio.

The act is read and passed, by unanimous consent, upon a voice vote.

Senators Paiva Weed, Irons, Cicilline, Donelan and Lenihan present (01-S 1026) An Act to incorporate the Partnership for Rhode Island Marine Event Development.

Read and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators Goodwin, Lenihan, Bates and Irons present (01-S 1027) An Act relating to campaign finance.

Read and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

CONSENT CALENDAR


In order for the day is taken up as follows:

Upon motion of Senate Majority Leader Irons, seconded by Senator Algiere, the following measures on today's Consent Calendar, by unanimous consent, are read and passed, in concurrence, upon a voice vote:

1. (01-H6450) An Act exempting from taxation the real, mixed and personal property of the Granite Theatre Corporation.

2. (01-H6459) An Act to vacate the forfeiture or revocation of the charter of Port Edgewood Ltd.

CALENDAR


In order for the day is taken up as follows:

1. Reappointment of John J. Hardiman, Esquire of Providence as Public Defender for a term expiring February 1, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this reappointment.

Upon suggestion of Senator Montalbano, and without objection, ordered to be placed at the bottom of the Calendar.

2. (01-H5752) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to financial institutions - creation and expansion.

Committee on Corporations recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A" in concurrence.

Senator Felag moves passage, seconded by Senator Celona.

The bill marked Substitute "A" is read and passed, in concurrence, and the original bill indefinitely postponed, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 41 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS 41: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gibbs, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Parella, Perry, Polisena, RaptaKis, Revens, Roberts, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

3. (99-S990) Joint Resolution making an appropriation to pay certain claims.

Ordered on the Calendar.

Senator DaPonte moves passage, seconded by Senators Bates and Ruggerio.

The act is read and passed, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 40 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 40: Senators Algiere, Alves, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Garabedian, Gibbs, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Revens, Roberts, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

4. (01-H5992) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to waters and navigation.

Committee on Corporations recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A" in concurrence.

Upon suggestion of Senator Celona, and without objection, ordered to be placed at the bottom of the Calendar.

5. (01-S 235 as amended) Joint Resolution requesting the Rhode Island Department of Health to promote annual check-ups and screening for prostate and colorectal cancer.

Ordered on the Calendar.

Senator Walsh moves passage, seconded by Senate Majority Leader Irons.

The resolution is read and passed, as amended, by unanimous consent, upon a voice vote.

6. (99-S561) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to insurance - individual insurance coverage.

Committee on Corporations recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A" as amended.

Upon suggestion of Senator Celona, and without objection, ordered to be recommitted to the Committee on Corporations.

7. (99-S978) An Act relating to public utilities and carriers- taxicabs and limited public motor vehicles.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage.

Senator Alves moves passage, seconded by Senators Celona and Enos.

Senator Alves, seconded by Senator Celona, offers the following written motion to amend:

FLOOR AMENDMENT

TO

(01-S978)


Mr. President:

I hereby move to amend (01-S 978) entitled "AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS TAXICABS AND LIMITED PUBLIC MOTOR VEHICLES", as follows:

On page 3, insert the following language between lines 12 and 13:

"(c) On or before September 1, 2001, the administrator shall implement a diesel price emergency surcharge program whereby a person licensed under K.I.G.L. 30-3-3, 39-3-3.1, or 30-3-4 to perform as a "common carrier of persons and/or property upon water between termini within this state" shall be permitted to impose and collect a surcharge, not to exceed fifty cents ($.50) for each passenger and vehicle carried, during period when It is determined that the average retail price of diesel fuel in this state exceeds one dollars and twenty cents ($1.20) per gallon."

Respectfully submitted,

STEPHEN D. ALVES
Senator, District 19

The motion to amend prevails upon a roll call vote with 44 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 44: Senators Algiere, Alves, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, SosnowsKi, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

Upon motion of Senator Alves, seconded by Senator Celona, read and passed, as amended, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 45 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 45: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

8. (99-S987) An Act relating to the town of Burrillville- zoning.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage.

Senator Fogarty moves passage, seconded by Senator Celona.

The act is read and passed, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 45 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 45: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, SosnowsKi, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

9. (01-H5299) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to pharmacies.

Committee on Corporations recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A".

Upon suggestion of Senator Celona, and without objection, ordered to be placed at the bottom of the Calendar.

10. (01-H5499) An Act relating to regulation of business practices - new motor vehicle dealerships.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

Senator Celona moves passage, seconded by Senator Badeau.

The act is read and passed, in concurrence, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 42 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 42: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -O.

11. (01-H5772) An Act relating to the town of Lincoln - Juvenile Hearing Board.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

Senator Hunter moves passage, seconded by Senator Celona.

The act is read and passed, in concurrence, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 44 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 44: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

12. (01-H5798) (Substitute "B" as amended) An Act relating to collaborative pharmacy practice.

Committee on Corporations recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and the bill marked Substitute "A" and passage of Substitute "B" as amended.

Senator Roberts moves passage, seconded by Senators Celona, Hunter and Walsh.

The bill marked Substitute "B" is read and passed, as amended, and the original bill and the bill marked Substitute "A" indefinitely postponed, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 45 Senators voting in the affirmative, 0 Senators voting in the negative and 1 Senator abstaining as follows:

YEAS - 45: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, RaptaKis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, SosnowsKi, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

ABSTAINED - 1: Senator Blais.

13. (01-H5959) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to insurance - The Protected Cell Companies Act.

Committee on Corporations recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A" in concurrence.

Senator Blais moves passage, seconded by Senators Breene and Celona.

The bill marked Substitute "A" is read and passed, in concurrence, and the original bill indefinitely postponed, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 45 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 45: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

14. (01-H5961) An Act relating to Motor Vehicle Reparations Act.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

Senator Celona moves passage, seconded by Senator Montalbano.

The act is read and passed, in concurrence, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 44 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 44: Senators Algiere, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

15. (01-H5990 as amended) An Act relating to public utilities and carriers.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage as amended in concurrence.

Senator Celona moves passage, seconded by Senator Damiani.

The act is read and passed, as amended, in concurrence, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 44 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 44: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Ruggerio, Sheehan, SosnowsKi, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

16. (01-H6078) An Act relating to food and drugs - Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

Senator Blais moves passage, seconded by Senators Polisena, Izzo, Roberts and Hunter.

The act is read and passed, in concurrence, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 45 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 45: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

17. (01-H6118 as amended) An Act relating to taxation - property subject to taxation.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage as amended.

Senator Lenihan moves passage, seconded by Senator Celona.

The act is read and passed, as amended, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 45 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 45: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, SosnowsKi, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

18. (01-H6275) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to levy and assessment of local taxes -town of Middletown.

Committee on Corporations recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A" in concurrence.

Senator Paiva Weed moves passage, seconded by Senators Cicilline and Celona.

The bill marked Substitute "A" is read and passed, in concurrence, and the original bill indefinitely postponed, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 46 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 46: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

19. (01-H6330) An Act relating to underground storage tanks.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

Upon suggestion of Senator Celona, and without objection, ordered to be placed at the bottom of the Calendar.

20. (01-H6411) An Act relating to incorporation of the Dunns Corners Fire District.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

Senator Algiere moves passage, seconded by Senator Celona.

The act is read and passed, in concurrence, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 46 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 46: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

21. (01-H6423) (Substitute "A") An Act to incorporate the North Scituate Water District.

Committee on Corporations recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A".

Senator Breene moves passage, seconded by Senators Celona and Blais.

Senators Ruggerio and Breene discuss the act.

The bill marked Substitute "A" is read and passed, and the original bill indefinitely postponed, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 46 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 46: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, SosnowsKi, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

22. (01-H6432) An Act relating to the Hopkinton Land Trust.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

Senator Walsh moves passage, seconded by Senator Celona.

Senators Roney and Walsh discuss the act.

The act is read and passed, in concurrence, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 43 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 43: Senators Algiere, Alves, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, SosnowsKi, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

23. (99-S962) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to criminal offenses - children.

Committee on Judiciary recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A" as amended.

Senator Polisena moves passage, seconded by Senators Celona, Goodwin, Hunter, Montalbano, Issa and many others.

Senators Montalbano, Perry, Roney, Issa, Polisena, Algiere and Cicilline discuss the act.

The bill marked Substitute "A" is read and passed, as amended, and the original bill indefinitely postponed, upon a roll call vote with 44 Senators voting in the affirmative and 1 Senator voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 44: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh.

NAYS - 1: Senator Perry.

24. (01-H5398 as amended) An Act relating to Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.

Committee on Judiciary recommends passage as amended in concurrence.

Senator Montalbano moves passage, seconded by Senators Enos, Celona and Cicilline.

The act is read and passed, as amended, in concurrence, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 46 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS 46: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

25. (01-H5592) (Substitute "B") An Act relating to statutes and statutory construction.

Committee on Judiciary recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and the bill marked Substitute "A" and passage of Substitute B

Senator Montalbano moves passage, seconded by Senator Celona and Senate Majority Leader Irons.

The bill marked Substitute "B" is read and passed, and the original bill and the bill marked Substitute "A" indefinitely postponed, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 46 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 46: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, RaptaKis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS - 0.

26. (01-H5603 as amended) An Act relating to state affairs and government - Department of Attorney General.

Committee on Judiciary recommends passage as amended in concurrence.

Senator Montalbano moves passage, seconded by Senator Celona.

Senators Garabedian and Montalbano discuss the act.

The act is read and passed, as amended, in concurrence, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 43 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 43: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

27. (01-H5947) An Act relating to domestic relations - divorce and separation.

Committee on Judiciary recommends passage in concurrence.

Senator Montalbano moves passage, seconded by Senators Hunter and Tassoni.

The act is read and passed, in concurrence, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 45 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 45: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, SosnowsKi, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

28. (01-H6461) An Act relating to solemnization of marriages.

Committee on Judiciary recommends passage in concurrence.

Senator Montalbano moves passage, seconded by Senator Polisena.

The act is read and passed, in concurrence, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 45 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 45: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

29. (01-S255) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to health and safety - mosquito abatement.

Joint Committee on Environment and Energy recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A".

Senator Algiere moves passage, seconded by Senators Blais, Enos and Parella.

The bill marked Substitute "A" is read and passed, and the original bill indefinitely postponed, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 44 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 44: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, SosnowsKi, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

30. (99-S604) An Act relating to waters and navigation - Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency.

Joint Committee on Environment and Energy recommends passage.

Senator Sosnowski moves passage, seconded by Senator Fogarty.

The act is read and passed, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 43 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 43: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly., Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

31. (99-S808) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to state affairs and government - Environmental Incentive Act.

Joint Committee on Environment and Energy recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A".

Senator Walaska moves passage, seconded by Senators Fogarty and Montalbano.

The bill marked Substitute "A" is read and passed, and the original bill indefinitely postponed, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 44 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 44: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Roberts, Ruggerio, Sheehan, SosnowsKi, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

32. (99-S814) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to waters and navigation.

Joint Committee on Environment and Energy recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A".

Senator Sosnowski moves passage, seconded by Senate Majority Leader Irons and Senator Breene.

The bill marked Substitute "A" is read and passed, and the original bill indefinitely postponed, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 44 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS 44: Senators Algiere, Alves, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

33. (01-H6119) An Act relating to animals and animal husbandry.

Committee on Special Legislation recommends passage in concurrence.

Senator Goodwin moves passage, seconded by Senators Polisena and Gallo.

Senator Goodwin, seconded by Senator Issa, offers an oral motion to amend.

The motion to amend prevails upon a roll call vote with 42 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 42: Senators Algiere, Alves, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, SosnowsKi, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

Senators Blais and Goodwin discuss the act.

Upon motion of Senator Goodwin, seconded by Senator Gallo, read and passed, as amended, upon a roll call vote with 37 Senators voting in the affirmative and 3 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 37: Senators Algiere, Alves, Bates, Caprio, Celona, Cote, DaPonte, Donelan, Enos, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Polisena, Roberts, Roney, Ruggerio, Sheehan, SosnowsKi, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh.

NAYS - 3: Senators Blais, Breene, Raptakis.

CONTINUOUS CALENDAR


Upon suggestion of Senate Majority Leader Irons, and without objection, the Senate will operate under a continuous Calendar.

DESK TO REMAIN OPEN



Upon suggestion of Senate Majority Leader Irons, and without objection, the desk will remain open to receive committee reports and transmittals from the House and to assign them appropriately.

AMENDMENTS TO THE BUDGET



Upon suggestion of Senator Caprio, and without objection, all amendments to the Budget must be submitted to the Secretary of the Senate no later than 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, June 27, 2001.

TRANSMITTAL


By unanimous consent, all Senate matters and certain House matters on the Clerk's desk are ordered to be transmitted to His Excellency, the Governor or to the Honorable House of Representatives forthwith.

(For list of House bills transmitted, see Appendix, this Journal.)


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Senator Walaska announces that the Committee on Corporations will meet on Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at 2:00 o'clock P.M. in Room 212 of the State House.

Also:

Senator Felag announces that the Committee on Finance will meet today at the rise of the Senate in Room 211 of the State House.

Also:

Senator Polisena announces that the Committee on Judiciary will meet today at the rise of the Senate in Room 313 of the State House.

RECESS




Upon suggestion of Senate Majority Leader Irons, and by unanimous consent, the Senate stands at recess at 5:00 o'clock P.M. until the call of the chair.

CALLED TO ORDER


The Senate is called to order at 4:18 o'clock P.M. on Tuesday, June 26, 2001.



ANNOUNCEMENT


The Secretary of the Senate has notified the Chair that the following matters were processed during the Recess and acted on as follows:

FROM THE


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


A message from the House of Representatives transmits with announcement of passage:

(01-H 6100) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act making appropriations for the support of the state for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2002.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE


COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Senator Montalbano, from the Committee on Judiciary, reports back with recommendation of passage of the following measures and appointments:

(01-S 391) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to the courts traffic tribunal.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 778) (Substitute "A") An Act establishing a reapportionment commission.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 988 as amended) An Act relating to police officers commission on standards and training.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 5598) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to the courts- traffic tribunal.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 5613 as amended) An Act relating to adoption of children.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 6191 as amended) An Act relating to food and drugs - uniform controlled substances act.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

Appointment of Robert B. Holbrook of East Greenwich vice Jonathan Farnum (resigned) to the State Board of Elections, for a term expiring June 1, 2015.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar. Reappointment of Marie Stoeckel of Providence (Health Interests) to the State Building Codes Standards Committee for a term expiring May 1, 2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Reappointment of James R. Carlson of Foster (Public Member) to the State Building Codes Standards Committee for a term expiring May 1, 2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Reappointment of Dana Newbrook of Pawtucket (Architects) to the State Building Codes Standards Committee for a term expiring May 1, 2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Reappointment of Gordon Preiss of Westerly (Mechanical Engineers) to the State Building Codes Standards Committee for a term expiring May 1, 2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Reappointment of G. Thomas Chabot of North Kingstown (Electrical Contractors) to the State Building Codes Standards Committee for a term expiring May 1, 2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Reappointment of Dennis Langley of East Greenwich (Representative of Agency Advocating for Racial Minorities) to the Rhode Island Housing Resources Commission for a term expiring January 31, 2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Appointment of Steven J. Mollo of Cranston (Representing data technicians) VICE Jeffrey S. Deckman to the Board of Examination and Licensing of Telecommunication Systems Contractors, Technicians, and Installers for a term expiring August 1, 2007.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Appointment of Suzanne Dandurand Augenstein of East Greenwich VICE Barbara Levine to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for a term expiring March 1, 2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Reappointment of Vidal P. Perez of Warwick to the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education for a term expiring January 31,2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Reappointment of B. Michael Rauh, Jr. of Narragansett to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for a term expiring March 1, 2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Appointment of Margaret Melozzi of Tiverton VICE Thomas J. Reilly to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for a term expiring March 1, 2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Reappointment of William Howe of East Greenwich (Fire Interests) to the State Building Codes Standards Committee for a term expiring May 1, 2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Appointment of Joshua Miller of Cranston VICE Robert A. Antignano (Resigned) to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation for a term expiring February 1, 2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Appointment of Leo R. Charpentier of North Kingstown VICE Edwin Furtado (Resigned) to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation for a term expiring February 1, 2003.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Reappointment of Glenn Dusablon of North Smithfield (Electrical Inspectors) to the State Building Codes Standards Committee for a term expiring May 1, 2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Appointment of Judith Thompson of Bristol (Representative of the Homeless) VICE Anthony Patrick to the Rhode Island Housing Resources Act for a term expiring January 31, 2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Appointment of Sharon Conard-Wells of Warwick VICE Daniel Baudouin to the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority for a term expiring April 1, 2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Appointment of Jose V. Monteiro, Jr. of Providence VICE Dorothy Reynolds to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation for a term expiring February 1, 2005.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Appointment of Michael H. Schuster of Narragansett VICE Elia Germani to the Board of Governors for Higher Education for a term expiring January 31, 2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Reappointment of Armand F. Ferland of Lincoln (Representative of the Rhode Island Builders Association) to the Rhode Island Housing Resources Commission for a term expiring January 31, 2003.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Appointment of Louis M. Pulner, Esquire of Providence VICE Deborah Miller Tate to the Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline for a term expiring April 1, 2004.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

APPOINTMENT BY THE GOVERNOR


His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor, presents the following communication from His Excellency, the Governor, transmitting the following appointment and requesting the advice and consent of the Senate thereto:

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER, PROVIDENCE


Lincoln Almond
Governor

June 19, 2001

To the Honorable, the Senate:

I have the honor to inform you that in accordance with the provisions of Section 42-17.7-3 of the Rhode Island General Laws, I have made the following reappointment as Hearing Officer in the Division of Administrative Adjudication in the State Department of Environmental Management;

Joseph F. Baffoni, Esquire of West Warwick

for a term expiring March 1, 2004.

Sincerely,

LINCOLN ALMOND
Governor

Read and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

ADJOURNMENT


Upon motion of Senate Majority Leader Irons, seconded by Senator Algiere, the Senate adjourns at 4:20 o'clock P.M. BR>
RAYMOND T. HOYAS, JR.
Secretary of the Senate

Appendix



INVOCATION

SENATOR CATHERINE E. GRAZIANO

Final Weeks of Session

Heavenly Father, please bestow all good blessings on everyone here today. Help us to always remember that in Your eyes, we are all non-partisan; in this light, may we proceed in the hectic days ahead of us. Amen.



Appendix



TRANSMITTED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


(01-H 5131) (Substitute "B") An Act relating to health and safety - safe haven for infants act.

(01-H 5146) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to criminal offenses- assaults.

(01-H 5311) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to residential and commercial landlord and tenant law.

(01-H 5313) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to criminal procedure - DNA records.

(01-H 5347) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to insurance - genetic testing.

(01-H 5602) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to criminal procedure - witness protection.

(01-H 5670 as amended) An Act relating to labor and labor relations.

(01-H 5727) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to public utilities and carriers - CATV.

(01-H 5850) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to elections.

(01-H 5902) (Substitute "B") An Act relating to health and safety - licensing of health care facilities.

(01-H 5905) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals.

(01-H 5954 as amended) An Act relating to public utilities and carriers - Public Transit Authority.

(01-H 6125 as amended) An Act relating to District Court.

(01-H 6146 as amended) An Act relating to health and safety- maternal and child health services for children with special health care needs.

(01-H 6423) (Substitute "A") An Act to incorporate the North Scituate Water District.

Appendix




TRANSMITTED TO THE GOVERNOR


(01-H 5093 as amended) An Act relating to Pascoag Utility District.

(01-H 5188) Joint Resolution extending the reporting date of the special legislative commission to study the feasibility of allowing unionized classified employees at all higher education institutions to be able to negotiate directly with Rhode Island Board of Governors.

(01-H 5342) An Act validating and ratifying amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Smithfield.

(01-H 5343) An Act establishing the Smithfield Land Trust.

(01-H 5417) An Act relating to holidays and days of special observance.

(01-H 5804) An Act relating to taxation - property tax classification- Providence.

(01-H 6066) An Act relating to the Exeter-West Greenwich School District.

(01-H 6067) An Act relating to towns and cities - local planning board or commission.

(01-H 6180) An Act relating to land trust for the town of Richmond.

(01-H 6199 as amended) Joint Resolution respectfully requesting the Director of the Department of Human Services to conduct a feasibility study of adding smoking cessation therapy as a Medicaid benefit.

(01-H 6275) (Substitute A An Act relating to levy and assessment of local taxes town of Middletown.

(01-H 6411) An Act relating to incorporation of the Dunns Corners Fire District.

(01-H 6416) An Act relating to solemnization of marriages. (01-H 6418) An Act relating to the town of North Kingstown.

(01-H 6422) An Act relating to solemnization of marriages.

(01-H 6432) An Act relating to the Hopkinton Land Trust.

(01-H 6433) Joint Resolution encouraging the Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals to work with other agencies in examining the problem of teen use of alcohol and drugs while driving or riding in a motor vehicle.

(01-H 6450) An Act exempting from taxation the real, mixed and personal property of the Granite Theatre Corporation.

(01-H 6459) An Act to vacate the forfeiture or revocation of the charter of Part Edgewood, Ltd.

(01-H 6461) An Act relating to solemnization of marriages.

CONSENT CALENDAR


In order for Tuesday, June 26, 2001:

1. Reappointment of Marie Stoeckel of Providence (Health Interests) to the State Building Codes Standards Committee for a term expiring May 1, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this reappointment.

2. Reappointment of James R. Carlson of Foster (Public Member) to the State Building Codes Standards Committee for a term expiring May 1, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this reappointment.

3. Reappointment of Dana Newbrook of Pawtucket (Architects) to the State Building Codes Standards Committee for a term expiring May 1, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this reappointment.

4. Reappointment of Gordon Preiss of Westerly (Mechanical Engineers) to the State Building Codes Standards Committee for a term expiring May 1, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this reappointment.

5. Reappointment of G. Thomas Chabot of North Kingstown (Electrical Contractors) to the State Building Codes Standards Committee for a term expiring May 1, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this reappointment.

6. Reappointment of Dennis Langley of East Greenwich (Representative of Agency Advocating for Racial Minorities) to the Rhode Island Housing Resources Commission for a term expiring January 31, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this reappointment.

7. Appointment of Steven J. Mollo of Cranston (Representing data technicians) VICE Jeffrey S. Deckman to the Board of Examination and Licensing of Telecommunication Systems Contractors, Technicians, and Installers for a term expiring August 1, 2007.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this appointment.

8. Appointment of Suzanne Dandurand Augenstein of East Greenwich VICE Barbara Levine to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for a term expiring March 1, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this appointment.

9. Reappointment of Vidal P. Perez of Warwick to the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education far a term expiring January 31,2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this reappointment.

10. Reappointment of B. Michael Rauh, Jr. of Narragansett to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for a term expiring March 1, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this reappointment.

11. Appointment of Margaret Melozzi of Tiverton VICE Thomas J. Reilly to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for a term expiring March 1, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this appointment.

12. Reappointment of William Howe of East Greenwich (Fire Interests) to the State Building Codes Standards Committee for a term expiring May 1, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this reappointment.

13. Appointment of Joshua Miller of Cranston VICE Robert A. Antignano (Resigned) to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation for a term expiring February 1, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this appointment.

14. Appointment of Leo R. Charpentier of North Kingstown VICE Edwin Furtado (Resigned) to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation for a term expiring February 1, 2003.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this appointment.

15. Reappointment of Glenn Dusablon of North Smithfield (Electrical Inspectors) to the State Building Codes Standards Committee for a term expiring May 1, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this reappointment.

16. Appointment of Judith Thompson of Bristol (Representative of the Homeless) VICE Anthony Patrick to the Rhode Island Housing Resources Act for a term expiring January 31, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this appointment.

17. Appointment of Sharon Conard-Wells of Warwick VICE Daniel Baudouin to the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority for a term expiring April 1, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this appointment.

18. Appointment of Jose V. Monteiro, Jr. of Providence VICE Dorothy Reynolds to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation for a term expiring February 1, 2005.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this appointment.

19. Appointment of Michael H. Schuster of Narragansett VICE Elia Germani to the Board of Governors for Higher Education for a term expiring January 31, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this appointment.

20. Reappointment of Armand F. Ferland of Lincoln (Representative of the Rhode Island Builders Association) to the Rhodee Island Housing Resources Commission for a term expiring January 31, 2003.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this reappointment.

21. Appointment of Louis M. Pulner, Esquire of Providence VICE Deborah Miller Tate to the Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline for a term expiring April 1, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this appointment.

Appendix



CALENDAR


In order for Tuesday, June 26, 2001:

1. Reappointment of John J. Hardiman, Esquire of Providence as Public Defender for a term expiring February 1, 2004.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this reappointment.

2. (99-S153) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to health and safety.

Joint Committee on Environment and Energy recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A".

3. (99-S189) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to motor and other vehicles - licenses for motorcycles.

Joint Committee on Highway Safety recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A" as amended.

4. (99-S482 as amended) An Act relating to businesses and professions - public accountancy.

Ordered on the Calendar for passage as amended in concurrence.

5. (99-S995) An Act relating to the Chariho Regional School District.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage.

6. (99-S998) An Act relating to taxation.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage.

7. (99-S1003 as amended) An Act relating to waters and navigation- Marine Waterways and Boating Facilities Act of 2001.



Joint Committee on Environment and Energy recommends passage as amended.

8. (01-H5281) An Act relating to health and safety - instructional bracelets for specific terminally ill patients.

Committee on Health, Education and Welfare recommends passage in concurrence.

9. (01-H5283) An Act relating to emergency medical transportation services.

Committee on Health, Education and Welfare recommends passage in concurrence.

10. (01-H5285) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to uniform controlled substances act.

Committee on Health, Education and Welfare recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute A as amended in concurrence.

11. (01-H5299) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to pharmacies.

Committee on Corporations recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A".

12. (01-H5478) An Act relating to insurance coverage for serious mental illness.

Committee on Corporations recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A" as amended in concurrence.

13. (01-H5868 as amended) An Act relating to use of tobacco by minors.

Committee on Health, Education and Welfare recommends passage as amended in concurrence.

14. (01-H 5870) An Act relating to health and safety - notification of fire fighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians after exposure to infectious diseases.

Committee on Health, Education and Welfare recommends passage in concurrence.

15. (01-H5883 as amended) An Act relating to health and safety- smoking in public places.

Committee on Health, Education and Welfare recommends passage as amended in concurrence.

16. (01-H5888) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to health and safety - rights of nursing home patients.

Committee on Health, Education and Welfare recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A" as amended in concurrence.

17. (01-H5969) An Act relating to mental health.

Committee on Health, Education and Welfare recommends passage in concurrence.

18. (01-H5992) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to waters and navigation.

Committee on Corporations recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A" in concurrence.

19. (01-H6023) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to insurance- prompt claims processing. Committee on Corporations recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A" in concurrence.

20. (01-H6330) An Act relating to underground storage tanks.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

21. Appointment of Robert B. Holbrook of East Greenwich vice Jonathan Farnum (resigned) to the State Board of Elections, for a term expiring June 1, 2015.

Committee on Judiciary recommends that the Senate give its Advice and Consent to this appointment.

22. (01-S 391) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to the courts- traffic tribunal.

Committee on Judiciary recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A".

23. (01-S 778) (Substitute "A") An Act establishing a reapportionment commission.

Committee on Judiciary recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A".

24. (01-S 988 as amended) An Act relating to police officers- commission on standards and training.

Committee on Judiciary recommends passage as amended.

25. (01-H 5598) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to the courts- traffic tribunal.

Committee on Judiciary recommends indefinite postponement of the original bill and passage of Substitute "A".

26. (01-H 5613 as amended) An Act relating to adoption of children.

Committee on Judiciary recommends passage as amended in concurrence.

27. (01-H 6191 as amended) An Act relating to food and drugs- uniform controlled substances act.

Committee on Judiciary recommends passage as amended in concurrence.

RAYMOND T. HOYAS, JR.
Secretary of the Senate

Thursday, June 21, 2001



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