JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Thursday, February 22, 2001.
 
 

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session, with Mr. Larkin of Pittsfield in the Chair (having been appointed by the Speaker, under authority conferred by Rule 5, to perform the duties of the Chair).

At the request of the Chair (Mr. Larkin), the members, guests and employees joined with him in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

 

Appointment to a Special Committee.

The Chair (Mr. Larkin) announced that the Minority Leader had appointed Representative Rogeness of Longmeadow to serve on the special committee of the House authorized (under the provisions of House order, No. 2825 of 2001) to make an investigation of the feasibility of automating the House of Representatives.

The legislative membership of the special committee is as follows: Representatives Correia of Fall River, Stefanini of Framingham, Kaufman of Lexington, LeDuc of Marlborough, Falzone of Saugus, Blumer of Framingham and Rogeness of Longmeadow.

 

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (filed with the Clerk) were referred, under Rule 85, to the committee on Rules:

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Connolly of Everett) commemorating the “Irish-American Heritage” in the United States of America;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Creedon of Brockton) congratulating Arne Johannesen of North Easton on being named one of the state’s top student volunteers in the 2001 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. deMacedo of Plymouth and O’Brien of Kingston) congratulating Bruce Lessard on the occasion of his retirement;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Finegold of Andover) congratulating Laura Goldstein of Andover on being named one of the state’s top student volunteers in the 2001 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program;

Resolutions (filed by Representatives Fox of Boston and Malia of Boston) congratulating Janie Snowden-Diggs on the occasion of her ninety-fifth birthday;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Kafka of Sharon and Galvin of Canton) congratulating Philip A. Dineen on the occasion of his retirement;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Kafka of Sharon) congratulating Jason M. Laferte on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Miceli of Wilmington) honoring Tewksbury Police Officer Robert L. Westaway;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Petersen of Marblehead) congratulating Matthew Pohl of Swampscott on being named one of the state’s top student volunteers in the 2001 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Peterson of Grafton) congratulating Ashleigh Crowe of Upton on being named one of the state’s top student volunteers in the 2001 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Tobin of Quincy, Sullivan of Braintree and Timilty of Milton) congratulating Nicholas Barbadoro on the occasion of his retirement; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wolf of Cambridge) honoring Doctor Charlotte Temin;

Mr. Nagle of Northampton, for the committee on Rules, reported, in each instance, that the resolutions ought to be adopted. Under suspension of the rules, in each instance, on motion of Mr. Connolly, the resolutions (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) were considered forthwith; and they were adopted.

 

Paper from the Senate.

A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to an inspection of the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in the town of Shirley, was read for the information of the House; and returned to the Senate.

 

Order.

On motion of Mr. Connolly of Everett,—

Ordered, That when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.

 

 

At seven minutes after eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Honan of Boston (Mr. Larkin of Pittsfield being in the Chair), the House adjourned, to meet on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session.