JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Tuesday, February 18, 2003.
Met according to adjournment, at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session.
At the request of the Speaker, the members, guests and employees joined with him in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Paper from the Senate.
A Bill making appropriations for fiscal year 2003 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (Senate, No. 1943) (on Senate bill No. 1939, which had been reported on a part of House bill No. 2022), passed to be engrossed by the Senate, was read.
Under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Jones of North Reading, the bill was read a second and a third time forthwith.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, in concurrence, Mr. Rogers of Norwood moved that it be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof a duplicate of the text contained in House document numbered 2022.
The amendment was adopted; and the bill (Senate, No. 1943, amended) was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. Sent to the Senate for concurrence in the amendment.
Subsequently the bill came from the Senate with the endorsement that said branch had non-concurred with the House in its amendment, had appointed a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and that Senators Murray, Panagiotakos and Knapik had been appointed as the committee on the part of the Senate.
On motions of Mr. Jones, the House insisted on its amendment; and concurred with the Senate in the appointment of a committee of conference. The Speaker appointed Representatives Rogers, Larkin of Pittsfield and deMacedo of Plymouth the committee on the part of the House. Sent to the Senate to be noted.
The engrossed Bill relative to the office of the District Attorney for the Eastern District (see Senate, No. 1925), having been certified by the Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was considered, the question being on adopting the emergency preamble.
A separate vote was taken, as required by the provisions of Article XLVIII (as amended by Article LXVII) of the Amendments to the Constitution; and the preamble was adopted, by a vote of 3 to 0. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.
At eight minutes after eleven o’clock A.M., the Speaker declared a recess, subject to the call of the Chair; and at twenty-three minutes before one o’clock P.M. the House was called to order.
The Speaker thereupon, at twenty minutes before one o’clock P.M., declared a further recess, subject to the call of the Chair; and at a quarter after one o’clock the House was called to order.
At seventeen minutes after one o’clock P.M. the Speaker declared a further recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at the hour of two o’clock P.M. the House was called to order.
The Senate having concurred in adoption of the emergency preamble, the bill (which originated in the Senate) was then passed to be enacted; and it was signed by the Speaker and sent to the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Jones of North Reading,—
Ordered, That when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.
At two minutes after two o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Jones of North Reading, the House adjourned, to meet on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session.