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. 66 Tuesday, June 26, 2001 Sixty-sixth Day


The Senate meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor, Charles J. Fogarty, at 4:20 o'clock P.M.

The roll is called and a quorum is declared present with 48 Senators present and 2 Senators absent as follows:

PRESENT - 48; Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, 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, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

ABSENT - 2; Senators DaPonte, Ruggerio.

INVOCATION



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

(See Appendix for Invocation)


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG



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

GUESTS


Upon suggestion of Senate Majority Leader Irons, and by unanimous consent, His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor, welcomes to the Chamber Tom Westgate, CPA and Everett Morrabian, CPA.

Upon suggestion of Senator Montalbano, and by unanimous consent, His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor, welcomes to the Chamber Philip Gasbarro, son of William Gasbarro, Attorney for the Senate Judiciary Committee.

COMMUNICATION


His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor, presents the following communication:

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS
SENATE CHAMBER


June 22, 2001

The Honorable Charles J. Fogarty President of the Senate 116 State House
Providence, RI 02903

Dear Mr. President;

Please be advised and let the record reflect that I will be absent from the chamber from Tuesday June 26th through Friday June 29th. I have accepted an invitation to represent the State of Rhode Island and the City of East Providence in the Azores. We will also be discussing economic and social issues that affect both Rhode Island and the Azores.

I would appreciate your recording my letter in the appropriate Senate Journal.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Warmest regards,

DANIEL Da PONTE
Senator, District 42

Received and ordered to be placed on file.

COMMUNICATION FROM THE GOVERNOR


His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor, presents the following communication from His Excellency, the Governor:

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER, PROVIDENCE


Lincoln Almond
Governor

June 26, 2001

To the Honorable, the Senate:

I am hereby withdrawing the May 24, 2001 appointment of Paul Lewis to the Rhode Island Housing Mortgage Finance Corporation.

Sincerely,

LINCOLN ALMOND
Governor

Received and ordered to be placed on file.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES


COMMITTEE ON CORPORATIONS


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

(01-S 310) An Act relating to insurance.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 985) An Act relating to the town of Smithfield.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 1015) An Act relating to Convention Center Authority Act.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Senator Caprio, from the Committee on Finance, reports back, with recommendation of passage of the following measures:

(01-S 27) An Act relating to fire safety.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 122) (Substitute "A") An Act authorizing the city of Cranston to finance the unfunded pension liability of the city of Cranston, by the issuance of not more than $150,000,000 bonds therefor and authorizing the city of Woonsocket to finance the unfunded pension liability of the city of Woonsocket, by the issuance of not more than $80,000,000 bonds therefor.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 318) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to textbooks.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 600 as amended) An Act relating to state affairs and government.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 677 as amended) An Act relating to public officers and employees - compensation for certain boards.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 896) An Act relating to mill building rehabilitation.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar. (01-H 6251 as amended) An Act relating to public officers and employees - retirement system - contributions and benefits.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 6412) Joint Resolution approving the issuance of refunding bonds by the Rhode Island Water Resources Board, Corporate.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON
NAMING STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
"

Senator Tassoni, from the Joint Committee on Naming State Constructions, reports back, with recommendation of passage of the following measures:

(01-S 366) An Act relating to General Assembly Joint Committee on Naming New Buildings.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 722) An Act relating to permanent Joint Committee on Naming all New Buildings, Bridges, Edifices and other State Constructions.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 864) An Act relating to renaming state highways.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 913) An Act relating to the General Assembly.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

FROM THE DESK


Upon suggestion of Senate Majority Leader Irons, and without objection, the following act is taken from the desk and acted upon as follows:

(01-S 229) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to workers' compensation.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

FROM THE


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


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

(01-H 6496) (Substitute "A") Joint Resolution making an appropriation to pay certain claims.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

Also:

(01-H 6529) An Act establishing a Reapportionment Commission.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

Also:

(01-H 6042) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to businesses and professions the healing art of acupuncture.

Read and referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Also:

(01-H 6259) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to motor and other vehicles - mobile and manufactured homes.

Read and referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Also:

(01-H 6329) An Act relating to the Greenville Water District.

Read and referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Also:

(01-H 6510 as amended) An Act relating to the Chariho Regional School District.

Read and referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Also:

(01-H 5440) An Act relating to motor vehicles - parking facilities and privileges.

Read and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Also:

(01-H 6550) An Act relating to solemnization of marriages.

Read and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Also:

(01-H 6533) Joint Resolution approving the financing of a new Training School for Youth at the Pastore Center in Cranston.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Also:

(01-H 6534) Joint Resolution approving the financing of a new facility to house the Kent County Courthouse (the "Leighton Judicial Complex").

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

NEW BUSINESS


Senator Roney presents (01-S 1028) Senate Resolution proclaiming July 21, 2001 as "Alessandra Crudele and Angelo Fiore Day" in the state of Rhode Island.

Senator Roney requests unanimous consent for immediate consideration.

Unanimous consent for immediate consideration is granted.

Upon motion of Senator Roney, seconded by the entire Senate, and by unanimous consent, read and passed, under suspension of the rules, upon a voice vote.

Senator Revens presents (01-S 1029) Senate Resolution requesting Amtrak to repair a retaining wall at Kimberly Village Condominium.

Senator Revens requests unanimous consent for immediate consideration.

Unanimous consent for immediate consideration is granted.

Upon motion of Senator Revens, seconded by the entire Senate, and by unanimous consent, read and passed, under suspension of the rules, upon a voice vote.

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

Senators Fogarty, Kells, Walaska, Paiva Weed, Sheehan and others present (01-S 1030) An Act validating and ratifying amendments to Home Rule Charter of the town of Glocester.

Read and referred to the Committee on Corporations.

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 appointments on today's Consent Calendar are given the Advice and Consent of the Senate, upon a voice vote:

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

20. 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.

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.

CALENDAR


In order for the day is taken up as follows:

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

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

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

17. (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 Coderre, and without objection, ordered to be placed at the bottom of the Calendar.

24. (99-S988 as amended) An Act relating to police officers - commission on standards and training.

Committee on Judiciary recommends passage as amended.

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

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.

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.

Senate Majority Leader Irons moves passage, seconded by Senators Coderre, Polisena, Perry, Graziano, Montalbano, Walton and many others.

Senator Walton 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 45 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, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Gibbs, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh. Walton.

NAYS -0.

2. (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.

Senator Hunter moves passage, seconded by Senator Gallo.

Senator Hunter, seconded by Senator Gallo, offers the following written motion to amend:

FLOOR AMENDMENT

TO



(01-S 189) (Substitute "A" as amended)


Mr. President:

I hereby move to amend (01-S 189) (Substitute "A" as amended) entitled "AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES LICENSES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES", as follows:

(1) On page 1, lines 5 and 6 by deleting the underscored words "a properly secured back-rest of equivalent".

(2) On page 1, line 8, after the word "helmet" by inserting the words "and also unless any passenger is able to rest his or her feet upon a foot rest".

(3) On page 1, line 9, after the words "motor d,riven cycle", by inserting the words "under the age of twelve (12) years of age, must have a properly secured back-rest of equivalent".

(4) On page 1, lines 9 and 10, by deleting the underscored words "shall be twelve (12) years of age or older".

Respectfully submitted,

BRIAN M. HUNTER
Senator, District 34

The motion to amend prevails 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, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Coderre, Connors, Damiani, Donelan, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Gibbs, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, McBurney, McCaffrey, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

Upon motion of Senator Hunter, seconded by Senators Gallo and Tassoni, the bill marked Substitute "A" is read and passed, as amended, and the original bill indefinitely postponed, 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, Bates, Blais, Breene, Celona, Cicilline, Coderre, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Gibbs, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roney, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

3. (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".

Senator Walsh moves passage, seconded by Senators Roberts, Sosnowski and Tassoni.

The bill marked Substitute "A" is read and passed, 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, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Gibbs, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

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

Ordered on the Calendar for passage as amended in concurrence.

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

Senator Celona, seconded by Senators Polisena and Montalbano, offers the following written motion to amend:

FLOOR AMENDMENT

TO



(01-S 482 as amended)


Mr. President:

I hereby move to amend (01-S 482 as amended) entitled "AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY", by deleting the floor amendment approved by the House of Representatives on June 20,2001.

Respectfully submitted,

JOHN A. CELONA
Senator, District 36

Senators discuss the amendment.

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, Badeau, Bates, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Gibbs, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Sheehan, SosnowsKi, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

Upon motion of Senator Celona, seconded by Senator Montalbano, 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 - 46; Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Gibbs, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS - 0.

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

Committee on Corporations recommends passage.

Senator Walsh moves passage, seconded by Senator Sosnowski.

Senator Walsh, seconded by Senator Sosnowski, offers the following written motion to amend:

FLOOR AMENDMENT

TO



(01-S 995)


Mr. President:

I hereby move to amend (01-S 995) entitled "AN ACT RELATING TO THE CHARIHO REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT", as follows:

On page 1, line 4, a colon "(:)" shall be placed after the word "answer". Lines 5 through 12 shall be deleted in their entirety and replaced with the following language:

"(1) Shall the Town of Charlestown remain as a member of the Chariho Regional School District? YES NO

(2) If you vote in favor of withdrawing from the Chariho Regional School District, should the withdrawal be for:

(a) Grades K through six (6)
Or

(b) Grades K through twelve (12)".

Respectfully submitted,

DONNA M. WALSH
Senator, District 25

Senators discuss the amendment.

The motion to amend prevails upon a roll call vote with 45 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, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Gibbs, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

Upon motion of Senator Walsh, seconded by Senator Sosnowski, 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 - 46; Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Gibbs, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Roberts, Roney, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

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

Committee on Corporations recommends passage.

Senator Hunter moves passage, seconded by Senators Celona, Tassoni and Garabedian.

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

NAYS - 0.

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.

Senator Graziano moves passage, seconded by Senators Tassoni, Blais and others.

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, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Gibbs, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

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

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

Senator Graziano moves passage, seconded by Senators Walsh and Polisena.

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, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Donelan, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Gibbs, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

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.

Senator Graziano moves passage, seconded by Senator Polisena.

The bill marked Substitute "A" is read and passed, as amended, 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, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, 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, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

12. (01-H5478) (Substitute "A" as amended) 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.

Senator Perry moves passage, seconded by Senators Fogarty, Cicilline, Gallo, Goodwin, Roney, Roberts and many others.

Senator Cicilline discusses the act.

The bill marked Substitute "A" is read and passed, as amended, 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, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Gibbs, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

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.

Senator Graziano moves passage, seconded by Senators Tassoni, Hunter and Sheehan.

The act is read and passed, as amended, in concurrence, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 47 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 47: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, 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, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

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.

Senator Graziano moves passage, seconded by Senators Polisena and McDonald.

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, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, 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, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

COMMUNICATION


His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor, presents the following communication:

STATEMENT OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

I, John A. Celona, holding the position of
Senator, District 36, hereby under oath depose and say:

1. A matter involving (01-H 5883) is presently before the Rhode Island Senate.

2. I have the following interest in the matter noted in paragraph 1 above;

I am a consultant with the Village at Elmhurst.

3. In compliance with Rhode Island General Laws 36-14-6(1), I hereby recuse from participating in the discussion of or taking official action relating to said matter. (This does not prohibit participation as a member of the public in an open meeting, pursuant to Commission Regulation 7003.)

Advisory Opinion Number 98-59.

Signed under the penalties of perjury this 26th day of June, 2001.

JOHN A. CELONA
Senator, District 36

Received and ordered to be placed on file.

CALENDAR


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.

Senator Graziano moves passage, seconded by Senators Roberts and Polisena.

Senator Graziano, seconded by Senators Roberts and Polisena, offers the following written motion to amend:

FLOOR AMENDMENT

TO



(01-H 5883 as amended)


Mr. President:

I hereby move to amend (01-H 5883 as amended) entitled "AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES", as follows:

On page 1, delete line 10, and insert in lieu thereof the words "title 5 and hospitals and other health care and assisted living facilities."

Respectfully submitted,

CATHERINE E. GRAZIANO
Senator, DistrictS

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, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Cicilline, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

Upon motion of Senator Graziano, seconded by Senators Roberts and Polisena, read and passed, as amended, by unanimous consent, upon a roll call vote with 46 Senators voting in the affirmative, 0 Senators voting in the negative and 1 Senator abstaining as follows:

YEAS - 46; Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Cicilline, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, 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, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

ABSTAINED - 1; Senator Celona.

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.

Senator Graziano moves passage, seconded by Senators McDonald, Garabedian, Walsh and Sheehan.

The bill marked Substitute "A" is read and passed, as amended, 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, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, 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, Roney, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

18. (01-H5969) An Act relating to mental health.

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

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

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.

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

Senators discuss the act.

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 43 Senators voting in the affirmative and 0 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 43: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Breene, Celona, Cicilline, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, 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, Roberts, Roney, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

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

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

Senator Sosnowski 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, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, 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, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

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.

Senator Montalbano, seconded by Senators Polisena and Lenihan, moves that confirmation of the Senate be given this appointment.

By unanimous consent, the confirmation of the Senate is given this appointment, 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, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, 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, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

22. (99-S391) (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".

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

The bill marked Substitute "A" is read and passed, and the original bill indefinitely postponed, upon a roll call vote with 42 Senators voting in the affirmative and 2 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 42: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Gibbs, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Parella, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walton.

NAYS - 2: Senators Perry, Roney.

25. (01-H5598) (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".

Senator Montalbano moves passage, seconded by Senator Celona.

The bill marked Substitute "A" is read and passed, and the original bill indefinitely postponed, upon a roll call vote with 41 Senators voting in the affirmative and 4 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 41: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Blais, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Gibbs, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kells, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, McDonald, Montalbano, Parella, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS - 4: Senators Connors, Paiva Weed, Perry, Roney.

26. (01-H5613 as amended) An Act relating to adoption of children.

Committee on Judiciary recommends passage as amended in concurrence.

Senator Montalbano moves passage, seconded by Senator Polisena.

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, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, 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, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS -0.

27. (01-H6191 as amended) An Act relating to food and drugs- uniform controlled substances act.

Committee on Judiciary recommends passage as amended in concurrence.

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

Senator Blais discusses the act.

The act is read and passed, as amended, in concurrence, upon a roll call vote with 43 Senators voting in the affirmative and 3 Senators voting in the negative as follows:

YEAS - 43: Senators Algiere, Alves, Badeau, Bates, Breene, Caprio, Celona, Cicilline, Coderre, Connors, Cote, Damiani, Donelan, Felag, Fogarty, Gallo, Garabedian, Goodwin, Graziano, Hunter, Igliozzi, Irons, Issa, Izzo, Kelly, Lenihan, McBurney, McCaffrey, Montalbano, Paiva Weed, Parella, Perry, Polisena, Raptakis, Revens, Roberts, Roney, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Tassoni, Walaska, Walsh, Walton.

NAYS - 3: Senators Blais, Gibbs, Kells.

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.

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

DESK TO REMAIN OPEN


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

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
Sir Damiani announces that the Committee on Corporations will meet today at the rise of the Senate 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 Montalbano announces that the Committee on Judiciary will meet today at the rise of the Senate in Room 313 of the State House.

Also:

Senator Graziano announces that the Committee on Health, Education and Welfare will meet on Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at the rise of the Senate in the Senate Lounge of the State House.

Also:

Senator Goodwin announces that the Committee on Special Legislation will meet on Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at the rise of the Senate in Room 211 of the State House.

Also:

Upon suggestion of Senate Majority Leader Irons, and without objection, the Senate will meet at 3:30 o'clock P.M. on Wednesday, June 27, 2001.

RECESS


Upon suggestion of Senate Majority Leader Irons, and by unanimous consent, the Senate stands at recess at 4:50 o'clock P.M. until the call of the chair.

CALLED TO ORDER


The Senate is called to order at 3:45 o'clock P.M. on Wednesday, June 27, 2001, by the Honorable John C. Revens, Jr., President Pro Tempore.

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

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES


COMMITTEE ON CORPORATIONS


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

(01-S 561) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to insurance- individual insurance coverage.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 1017) An Act relating to the Burrillville Land Trust.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 5781) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to businesses and professions - public accountancy.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 6024) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to taxation- levy and assessment of local taxes.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

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

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 6273) An Act relating to financial institutions.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 6380) An Act relating to towns and cities redevelopment agencies.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

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

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 6535) An Act relating to 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 ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Senator Caprio, from the Committee on Finance, reports back, with recommendation of passage of the following measures:

(01-S 253) An Act relating to public officers and employees- Rhode Island state government pay equity act.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 258) An Act relating to housing and open space.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 551) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to state affairs and government - Central Landfill Region Oversight Council.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 1018) An Act relating to the State Retirement System- contributions outside the system.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 1021) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to approving the financing of Warwick Station, including revenue bonds and other evidences of indebtedness.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 5024) An Act relating to state affairs and government- state lottery.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 5403 as amended) An Act relating to Plum Beach Lighthouse.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

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

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 6494) An Act relating to taxation.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Senator Montalbano, from the Committee on Judiciary, reports back, with recommendation that the Advice and Consent of the Senate be given to the following:

Appointment of Susan E. McGuirl of Providence VICE Associate Justice Richard J. Israel as Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

Appointment of John Maloney of Middletown Building Official (under 20,000) VICE Robert Schultz 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 Alice Barrows of Cranston (Representing General Library Users) VICE Anne Kayarian to the Library Board of Rhode Island for a term expiring December 31, 2003.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Appointment of Joan Ankner of Exeter, Rhode Island VICE Joan Ress Reeves to the Library Board of Rhode Island for a term expiring December 31, 2003.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Consent Calendar.

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

Also:

(01-S 203) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to public officers and employees - code of ethics.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 397 as amended) An Act relating to probate practice and procedure.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-S 1026 as amended) An Act to incorporate the Partnership for Rhode Island Marine Event Development.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 5760) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to the administrative procedures act.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

FROM THE


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


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

(01-S 376 as amended) An Act relating to criminal offenses- children.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

Also:

(01-S 702 as amended) An Act relating to criminal procedure- victims' rights.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

Also:

(01-H 5080) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to motor and other vehicles - licenses for motorcycles.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 5092) An Act relating to the naming of new buildings, bridges, edifices and other state construction.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

Also:

(01-H 5183 as amended) An Act relating to the General Assembly- permanent Joint Committee on Naming all New Buildings, Bridges, Edifices, and other State Constructions.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

Also:

(01-H 5420 as amended) An Act relating to animals.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

Also:

(01-H 5648) An Act relating to state affairs and government- energy facility siting act.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

Also:

(01-H 5724) An Act relating to the Narragansett Bay Commission.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

Also:

(01-H 6458) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to labor and labor relations - workers' compensation-benefits.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

Also:

(01-H 6501) An Act relating to the Joint Committee on Naming State Constructions.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

Also:

(01-H 5345) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to health insurance- copayments.

Read and referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Also:

(01-H 6223 as amended) An Act relating to businesses and professions.

Read and referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Also:

(01-H 6238 as amended) An Act relating to public utilities and carriers - duties of utilities and carriers.

Read and referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Also:

(01-H 6404) An Act relating to water and navigation.

Read and referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Also:

(01-H 5180) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to sales and use taxes - enforcement and collection.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Also:

(01-H 5445) (Substitute An Act relating to teachers' and public officers' and employees' retirement and municipal employees.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Also:

(01-H 5522) An Act relating to state affairs and government Department of Attorney General.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Also:

(01-H 5572) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to public assistance- food stamp program..

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Also:

(01-H 5703) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to the National Guard.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Also:

(01-H 5892) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to human services- medical assistance.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Also:

(01-H 5934) An Act relating to property tax relief.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Also:

(01-H 5935) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to health and safety - Department of Health.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Also:

(01-H 5958) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to towns and cities - Industrial Facilities Corporation.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Also:

(01-H 6262) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to water and navigation the Rhode Island River Council.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Also:

(01-H 6339) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to High Education Assistance Authority.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Also:

(01-H 6342) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to public finance.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Also:

(01-H 6484) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to taxation- taxation of farm, forest and open space land.

Read and ordered to be placed on the desk.

Also:

(01-H 6506) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to waters and navigation - ballast water.

Read and ordered to be placed on the desk.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE


COMMITTEE ON CORPORATIONS


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

(01-H 5729) An Act relating to the Public Utilities Commission.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 5880) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to criminal offenses disorderly conduct.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 6122 as amended) An Act relating to health and safety.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 6207) An Act relating to public accountancy.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.

(01-H 6511) An Act relating to the Burrillville Land Trust.

Read and ordered to be placed on the Calendar.
TRANSFER OF BILLS


Senator Celona, from the Committee on Corporations, in accordance with Senate Rule 6.14, moves to transfer the following bills from the Committee on Corporations to the Committee on Finance:

(01-H 5587 as amended) An Act relating to motor and other vehicles - mobile and manufactured home lot rental increases.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

(01-H 6259) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to motor and other vehicles - mobile and manufactured homes.

Read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

ADJOURNMENT




Upon motion of Senate Majority Leader Irons, seconded by Senator Algiere, the Senate adjourns at 3:52 o'clock P.M.

RAYMOND T. HOYAS, JR.
Secretary of the Senate

Appendix



INVOCATION

SENATOR MARC A. COTE


Dear Lord, as we near the end of this legislative session, help us to remain patient and practice or resolve, as we attend to our legislative responsibilities. Keep us focused on what is truly important, the service to our people.Amen.

Appendix



TRANSMITTED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


(01-H 6698) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to the courts - traffic tribunal.

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

Appendix



CONSENT CALENDAR


In order for Wednesday, June 26, 2001:

1. Appointment of Alice Barrows of Cranston (Representing General Library Users) VICE Anne Kayarian to the Library Board of Rhode Island for a term expiring December 31, 2003.

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

2. Appointment of Joan Ankner of Exeter, Rhode Island VICE Joan Ress Reeves to the Library Board of Rhode Island for a term expiring December 31, 2003.

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

3. Appointment of John Maloney of Middletown Building Official (under 20,000) VICE Robert Schultz 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 appointment.

RAYMOND T. HOYAS, JR.
Secretary of the Senate

Tuesday, June 26, 2001

Appendix



CALENDAR


In order for Wednesday, June 27, 2001:

1. (99-S310) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to insurance.

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

2. 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.

3. Appointment of Susan E. McGuirl of Providence VICE Associate Justice Richard J. Israel as Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court.

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

4. (99-S27) An Act relating to fire safety.

Committee on Finance recommends passage.

5. (01-S 122) (Substitute "A") An Act authorizing the city of Cranston to finance the unfunded pension liability of the city of Cranston, by the issuance of not more than $150,000,000 bonds therefor and authorizing the city of Woonsocket to finance the unfunded pension liability of the city of Woonsocket, by the issuance of not more than $80,000,000 bonds therefor.

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

6. (99-S229) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to workers' compensation.

Ordered on the Calendar.

7. (99-S318) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to textbooks.

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

8. (99-S366) An Act relating to General Assembly - Joint Committee on Naming New Buildings.

Joint Committee on Naming State Constructions recommends passage.

9. (99-S600 as amended) An Act relating to state affairs and government.

Committee on Finance recommends passage as amended.

10. (99-S677 as amended) An Act relating to public officers and employees - compensation for certain boards.

Committee on Finance recommends passage as amended.

11. (99-S722) An Act relating to permanent Joint Committee on Naming all New Buildings, Bridges, Edifices and other State Constructions.

Joint Committee on Naming State Constructions recommends passage.

12. (99-S864) An Act relating to renaming state highways.

Joint Committee on Naming State Constructions recommends passage.

13. (99-S985) An Act relating to the town of Smithfield.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage.

14. (99-S896) An Act relating to mill building rehabilitation.

Committee on Finance recommends passage.

15. (99-S913) An Act relating to the General Assembly.

Joint Committee on Naming State Constructions recommends passage.

16. (99-S988 as amended) An Act relating to police officers- commission on standards and training.

Committee on Judiciary recommends passage as amended.

17. (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.

18. (99-S1015) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to Convention Center Authority Act.

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

19. (01-H5299) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to pharmacies.

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

20. (01-H5969) An Act relating to mental health.

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

21. (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.

22. (01-H6251 as amended) An Act relating to public officers and employees - retirement system - contributions and benefits.

Committee on Finance recommends passage in concurrence.

23. (01-H6412) Joint Resolution approving the issuance of refunding bonds by the Rhode Island Water Resources Board, Corporate.

Committee on Finance recommends passage in concurrence.

24. (01-H6496) (Substitute "A") Joint Resolution making an appropriation to pay certain claims.

Ordered on the Calendar.

25. (01-H6529) An Act establishing a Reapportionment Commission.

Ordered on the Calendar.

26. (99-S561) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to insurance- individual insurance coverage.

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

27. (99-S1017) An Act relating to the Burrillville Land Trust.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage.

28. (01-H5781) (Substitute A as amended) An Act relating to businesses and professions -public accountancy.

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

29. (01-H6024) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to taxation - levy and assessment of local taxes.

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

30. (01-H6229) An Act relating to health maintenance organizations.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

31. (01-H6273) An Act relating to financial institutions.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

32. (01-H6380) An Act relating to towns and cities- redevelopment agencies.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

33. (01-H6521) An Act relating to taxation.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

34. (01-H 6535) An Act relating to 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.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

35. (99-S253) An Act relating to public officers and employees- Rhode Island state government pay equity act.

Committee on Finance recommends passage.

36. (99-S258) An Act relating to housing and open space.

Committee on Finance recommends passage.

37. (99-S551) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to state affairs and government - Central Landfill Region Oversight Council.

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

38. (99-S1018) An Act relating to the State Retirement System - contributions outside the system.

Committee on Finance recommends passage.

39. (01-S 1021) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to approving the financing of Warwick Station, including revenue bonds and other evidences of indebtedness.

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

40. (01-H5024) An Act relating to state affairs and government- state lottery.

Committee on Finance recommends passage in concurrence.

41. (01-H5403 as amended) An Act relating to Plum Beach Lighthouse.

Committee on Finance recommends passage as amended in concurrence.

42. (01-H6494) An Act relating to taxation.

Committee on Finance recommends passage in concurrence.

43. (99-S203) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to public officers and employees - code of ethics.

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

44. (99-S397 as amended) An Act relating to probate practice and procedure.

Committee on Judiciary recommends passage as amended.

45. (99-S1026 as amended) An Act to incorporate the Partnership for Rhode Island Marine Event Development.

Committee on Judiciary recommends passage as amended.

46. (01-H5760) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to the administrative procedures act.

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

47. (99-S376 as amended) An Act relating to criminal offenses- children.

Ordered on the Calendar.

48. (99-S702 as amended) An Act relating to criminal procedure victims' rights.

Ordered on the Calendar.

49. (01-H5080) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to motor and other vehicles -licenses for motorcycles.

Ordered on the Calendar.

50. (01-H5092) An Act relating to the naming of new buildings, bridges, edifices and other state construction.

Ordered on the Calendar.

51. (01-H 5183 as amended) An Act relating to the General Assembly - permanent Joint Committee on Naming all New Buildings, Bridges, Edifices, and other State Constructions.

Ordered on the Calendar.

52. (01-H5420 as amended) An Act relating to animals.

Ordered on the Calendar.

53. (01-H5648) An~ct relating to state affairs and government- energy facility siting act.

Ordered on the Calendar.

54. (01-H5724) An Act relating to the Narragansett Bay Commission.

Ordered on the Calendar.

55. (01-H6458) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to labor and labor relations - workers' compensation - benefits.

Ordered on the Calendar.

56. (01-H6501) An Act relating to the Joint

(01-S 531) (Substitute "A") An Act relating to Committee on Naming State Constructions. Ordered on the Calendar.

57. (01-H5729) An Act relating to the Public Utilities Commission.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

58. (01-H5880) (Substitute "A" as amended) An Act relating to criminal offenses - disorderly conduct.

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

59. (01-H6122 as amended) An Act relating to health and safety.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage as amended in concurrence.

60. (01-H6207) An Act relating to public accountancy.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

61. (01-H6511) An Act relating to the Burrillville Land Trust.

Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence.

RAYMOND T. HOYAS, JR.
Secretary of the Senate

Tuesday, June 26, 2001



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