JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Monday, February 26, 2001.
 
 

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.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Linsky of Natick) congratulating Christopher L. Freeman on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. O’Brien of Kingston and deMacedo of Plymouth) congratulating Jason Allen Brown on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Simmons of Leominster) congratulating Michael R. Carter on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Swan of Springfield) congratulating Deacon Walter R. Tait II and Deaconess Nancy Tait on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Travis of Rehoboth) congratulating Michael Urban on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America;

Mrs. Harkins of Needham, 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. Linsky, the resolutions (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) were considered forthwith; and they were adopted.

 

Petitions.

Petitions severally were presented and referred as follows:

By Mr. Bosley of North Adams, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Daniel E. Bosley relative to the timely issuance of tax compliance certificates to executors of estates.

By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Garrett J. Bradley and another relative to the division of interest and common areas and facilities of condominiums.

By the same member, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Garrett J. Bradley and Robert L. Hedlund that cities and towns be authorized to establish and maintain a fund to be known as the open space, park, recreational and housing fund.

By the same member, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Garrett J. Bradley and Robert L. Hedlund relative to charges assessed by water companies.

By Mr. Broadhurst of Methuen, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Arthur J. Broadhurst relative to payments to retired persons for juror service.

By the same member, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Arthur J. Broadhurst that the Teachers’ Retirement Board be directed to grant certain creditable service to Suzanne Burgess.

By Mrs. Canavan of Brockton, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Christine E. Canavan and Robert S. Creedon, Jr., relative to extending the time within which the special commission (including members of the General Court) established to make an investigation and study on the practice of nursing and the delivery of health care services by nurses shall make its final report.

By Ms. Candaras of Wilbraham, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Gale D. Candaras and Christine E. Canavan relative to the production of medical records of offending persons to determine the presence of infectious agents.

By Mr. Caron of Springfield, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul E. Caron relative to the re-inspection of motor vehicles by independent damage appraisers.

By Mr. Carron of Southbridge, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mark J. Carron and other members of the General Court relative to residency requirements for members of police and fire departments.

By Mr. Casey of Winchester, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul C. Casey and Charles E. Shannon (by vote of the town) that certain school construction projects in the town of Winchester be exempt from provisions of the competitive bidding laws.

By Mrs. Cleven of Chelmsford, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Carol C. Cleven relative to exempting parking for handicapped state employees from being considered taxable income.

By Mr. Connolly of Everett, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Edward G. Connolly relative to designating the conference room in the Everett Allied Rink as the Michael V. Fonzi Memorial Room.

By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo, Therese Murray and Thomas J. O’Brien for legislation to authorize the Department of Mental Health to establish a sick leave bank for Elizabeth Menslage, an employee of said department.

By Mr. Dempsey of Haverhill, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian S. Dempsey and James P. Jajuga relative to expulsion of students in possession of guns or knives on school premises.

By the same member, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian S. Dempsey, Harriett L. Stanley and James P. Jajuga for legislation to further regulate the issuance of death certificates.

By Mr. Galvin of Canton, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William C. Galvin for legislation to authorize the Superintendent of State Office Buildings to install a plaque in the State House honoring Lieutenant Frances Y. Slanger.

By Mr. Goguen of Fitchburg, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Emile J. Goguen and other members of the House relative to the penalties for attempting to entice or enticing a minor to enter a motor vehicle under false pretenses.

By Mrs. Harkins of Needham (by request), petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bernard Kansky for legislation to prohibit termination of certain insurance benefits on the basis of a diagnosis.

By Mr. Hart of Boston, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John A. Hart, Jr., relative to the accessing of private property by persons engaged in making deliveries.

By the same member, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John A. Hart, Jr., relative to the appointment of fire fighters and police officers.

By Mr. Honan of Boston, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kevin G. Honan for legislation to require school superintendents to publish policies on the conduct of teachers and students.

By Mr. Hynes of Marshfield, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Frank M. Hynes for legislation to provide real estate tax abatements for certain disabled veterans.

By Mr. Kafka of Sharon (by request), petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Evelyn Garrettporter that the State Retirement Board be directed to refund said Evelyn Garrettporter a portion of her accumulated retirement deductions.

By Mr. Larkin of Pittsfield, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Peter J. Larkin and Daniel E. Bosley for legislation to authorize clerks and assistant clerks of the Juvenile Court Department to hold hearings and make certain determinations relative to bail.

By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Ronald Mariano and another for legislation to authorize the Department of Transitional Assistance to establish a sick leave bank for Judy Christensen, an employee of said department.

By Mr. Marini of Hanson, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Francis L. Marini, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and Mary S. Rogeness relative to the issuance of notices by municipal collectors of taxes.

By the same member, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Francis L. Marini relative to establishing a juvenile justice advisory committee within the Executive Office of Public Safety.

By Mr. Merrigan of Greenfield, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer and John F. Merrigan for legislation to authorize the Department of Correction to establish a sick leave bank for Michael McCorquodale, an employee of said department.

By Mr. Miceli of Wilmington, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James M. Miceli relative to the use of crossbows by certain handicapped persons for hunting purposes.

By the same member, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James R. Miceli for legislation to direct the reinstatement of Robert W. Aylward as a member in service of the teachers’ retirement system.

By the same member, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James R. Miceli for legislation to provide grants to cities and towns for the construction, repair and remodeling of senior citizen centers.

By Mr. Nangle of Lowell, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David M. Nangle for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the city of Lowell as the Martin T. “Buster” Meehan Bridge.

By Mr. O’Flaherty of Chelsea (by request), petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Alvin J. Sims relative to the licensing and regulation of insurance advisers.

By Mrs. Parente of Milford, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marie J. Parente for legislation to include trusts established for disabled persons in the definition of beneficiary under the public employee retirement law.

By Mr. Rogers of New Bedford, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of George Rogers relative to the abandonment of a child under ten years of age in a motor vehicle.

By the same member, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of George Rogers for legislation to authorize the establishment of dress codes in the public schools.

By Mrs. Simmons of Leominster (by request), petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mark Charalambous relative to abuse prevention orders.

By the same member (by request), petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mark Charalambous relative to abuse prevention orders.

By the same member (by request), petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Harrison T. Stedman relative to further regulating the payment of alimony.

By the same member, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mary Jane Simmons and Thomas J. O’Brien relative to extended warranties issued on motor vehicles.

By the same member, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mary Jane Simmons, James P. Jajuga, Paul C. Demakis, Viriato Manuel deMacedo, Christopher P. Asselin and another that voters be required to confirm their identity at polling places.

By Mr. Stefanini of Framingham, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John A. Stefanini for legislation to authorize the teachers’ retirement system to grant certain retirement benefits to the surviving spouse of Patrick Chichetto.

By Mr. Torrisi of North Andover, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David M. Torrisi relative to increasing the maximum amount of damages in small claims court.

By Mr. Vallee of Franklin, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James E. Vallee and David P. Magnani (by vote of the town) that the city known as the town of Franklin be authorized to establish an open space land bank fund.

By Mrs. Walrath of Stow (by request), petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marietta Poras relative to reimbursements to cities and towns for the cost of special education.

Severally, under Rule 24, to the committee on Rules.

 

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Greene of Billerica, for the committee on Commerce and Labor, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2283) of Ronald Mariano, Thomas P. Kennedy and Kevin G. Honan that businesses providing in-line skates, bicycles or scooters also provide protective headgear and other safety equipment,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Public Safety. Under Rule 42, the report was considered forthwith; and it was accepted. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

 

Order.

On motion of Mrs. Walrath of Stow,—

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

 

 

At ten minutes after eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mrs. Walrath, the House adjourned, to meet on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session.