JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Wednesday, April 10, 2002.
 
 

Met at ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., with Mr. Vallee of Franklin in the Chair (having been appointed by the Speaker, under authority conferred by Rule 5, to perform the duties of the Chair).

Prayer was offered by the Reverend Robert F. Quinn, C.S.P., Chaplain of the House, as follows:

Almighty God, we profess our belief in You and in Your personal concern for our total well-being. We also believe that You listen to our prayers and are aware of our material and spiritual daily needs. As members of Your family we recognize our dependence upon You and for Your gifts of patience, counsel, kindness and courage which assist us in the legislative process and in helping people. Inspire us to be thoughtful, creative and principled leaders who try to unite people and promote causes in a common effort to resolve today’s complex and often emotional issues. May we be sufficiently mature, objective and secure to listen to others with whom we disagree, but continue to remain faithful to our ideal, goals and values.

We ask You to bless the Speaker, the members and employees of this House and their families. Amen.

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

Message from the Acting Governor.

A message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, submitting request for appropriations (under Section 7 of Chapter 150E of the General Laws) for the purpose of funding certain collective bargaining agreements (House, No. 5009) was filed this day in the office of the Clerk.

The message was read; and it was referred, under Rule 30, with the accompanying draft of a bill, to the committee on Ways and Means.

Statement of Representative Canavan of Brockton.

A statement of Mrs. Canavan of Brockton was spread upon the records of the House, as follows:

MR. SPEAKER: I would like to call to the attention of the House the fact that I was not present in the House Chamber for a portion of today’s sitting due to a previous commitment with the Brockton Visiting Nursing Association. Any roll calls that I may have missed today was due entirely to the reason stated.

Statement Concerning Representative Hahn of Westfield.

A statement of Mr. Marini of Hanson concerning Mrs. Hahn of Westfield was spread upon the records of the House, as follows:

MR. SPEAKER: I would like to call to the attention of the House the fact that one of our colleagues, Representative Hahn of Westfield, will not be present in the House Chamber for today’s sitting due to an out-of-state obligation. Any roll calls that she may miss today will be due entirely to the reason stated.

Statement Concerning Representative Kelly of Dalton.

A statement of Mr. Marini of Hanson concerning Mr. Kelly of Dalton was spread upon the records of the House, as follows:

MR. SPEAKER: I would like to call to the attention of the House the fact that one of our colleagues, Representative Kelly of Dalton, will not be present in the House Chamber for today’s sitting due to a previously scheduled medical procedure. Any roll calls that he may miss today will be due entirely to the reason stated.

Statement of Representative Linsky of Natick.

A statement of Mr. Linsky of Natick was spread upon the records of the House, as follows:

MR. SPEAKER: I would like to call to the attention of the House the fact that I will not be present in the House Chamber for the remainder of today’s sitting due to a family medical emergency. Any roll calls that I may miss today will be due entirely to the reason stated.

Statement Concerning Representative Murphy of Burlington.

A statement of Mr. DiMasi of Boston concerning Mr. Murphy of Burlington was spread upon the records of the House, as follows:

MR. SPEAKER: I would like to call to the attention of the House the fact that one of our colleagues, Representative Murphy of Burlington, will not be present in the House Chamber for today’s sitting due to being out of the country on a personal family matter. Any roll calls that he may miss today will be due entirely to the reason stated.

Statement of Representative Rogers of Norwood.

A statement of Mr. Rogers of Norwood was spread upon the records of the House, as follows:

MR. SPEAKER: I would like to call to the attention of the House the fact that I was not present in the House Chamber for a portion of today’s sitting due to official business in another part of the State House. Any roll calls that I may have missed today is due entirely to the reason stated.

Statement Concerning Representative Travis of Rehoboth.

A statement of Mr. DiMasi of Boston concerning Mr. Travis of Rehoboth was spread upon the records of the House, as follows:

MR. SPEAKER: I would like to call to the attention of the House the fact that one of our colleagues, Representative Travis of Rehoboth, will not be present in the House Chamber for today’s sitting due to official business outside the State House. If he could be present for the taking of the yeas and nays on ordering to a third reading the House Bill providing for local government workforce reduction through an early retirement program for certain employees, he would vote in the affirmative. Any roll calls that he may miss today will be due entirely to the reason stated.

Annual Report.

The annual report of the Blackstone River and Canal Commission (under Chapter 568 of the Acts of 1981) for the calendar year 2001, was sent to the Senate for its information.

Petitions.

Petitions severally were presented and referred as follows:

By Ms. Candaras of Wilbraham (by request), petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Virginia L. English relative to requiring the Teachers’ Retirement Board to grant certain retirement benefits to Virginia English, surviving spouse of Walter English.

By Mr. Golden of Lowell, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr., David M. Nangle, Kevin J. Murphy and Stanley C. Rosenberg (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to authorizing the city of Lowell to control rents in certain governmentally involved housing in said city.

By Ms. Haddad of Somerset, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Patricia A. Haddad and Joan M. Menard for legislation to authorize the Trial Court to establish a sick leave bank for Holly Andersen, an employee of said court.

By Mrs. Harkins of Needham, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Lida E. Harkins (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to transfer a certain parcel of land in the town of Medfield.

By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert M. Koczera and Mark C. Montigny relative to absences by public school students due to religious observances.

By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and Jo Ann Sprague relative to designating a certain bridge in the town of North Attleborough as the Women War Veterans of North Attleborough Memorial Bridge.

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

Papers from the Senate.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Braintree to convey a certain parcel of town forest land (House, No. 4926) came from the Senate passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with an amendment striking out section 2 and inserting in place thereof the following section:

“SECTION 2. The conveyance authorized in section 1 is contingent upon the transfer by Marjorie and Marvin Asnes to the town of a parcel of land shown as Lot 4688 on the plan described in section 1. The land conveyed to the town shall be of equal or greater value than the 2,250 square feet of land the town will convey to the owner of 44 Marisa Drive.”.

Under suspension of Rule 35, on motion of Mr. Sullivan of Braintree, the amendment was considered forthwith.

The committee on Bills in the Third Reading reported recommending that the House concur with the Senate in its amendment with a further amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following:

“SECTION 1. The town of Braintree, acting by and through its board of selectmen, may covey a certain parcel of forest land located in said town to Debra and Michael McConnell to be used for residential purposes. Said parcel is shown as Lot 2 on a plan of land entitled, ‘Plan of proposed division of land in Braintree, Mass.’ prepared by Ernest W. Branch dated October 10, 2001. In consideration of the conveyance authorized herein, Marjorie and Marvin Asnes of the town of Braintree shall convey to the town of Braintree a parcel of land shown as Lot 468B on the above described plan.

SECTION 2. The conveyance authorized in section 1 shall be contingent upon the conveyance by Debra and Michael McConnell to Marjorie and Marvin Asnes of a parcel of land shown as Lot 475B on the plan described in said section 1.”.

The report was accepted.

The House then concurred with the Senate in its amendment, as amended. Sent to the Senate for concurrence in the further amendment.

Bills

Designating Route 146A in the town of Uxbridge as the Lydia Taft highway (Senate, No. 2189) (on a petition);

Relative to the position of Deputy Fire Chief in the town of Athol (Senate, No. 2251) (on a petition) [Local Approval Received];

Authorizing the city of Quincy to lease certain property (Senate, No. 2287) (on Senate, No. 2125);

Severally passed to be engrossed by the Senate, were read; and they were referred, under Rule 7A, to the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.

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 Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction in the city of Northampton, was spread upon the records of the House; and returned to the Senate.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for the committee on Rules and the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the following petitions:

Petition (accompanied by bill) of John A. Hart Jr., relative to the monitoring of natural gas leaks. To the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill) of John A. Hart, Jr., for legislation to establish a fire fighter and police memorial fund and to authorize voluntary tax refund contributions for said fund. To the committee on Taxation.

Petition (accompanied by bill) of Barry R. Finegold relative to designating a certain bridge in the town of Andover as the Joseph A. Horan and Corrigidor Veterans Memorial Bridge. To the committee on Transportation.

Under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Smizik of Brookline, the reports were considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 then was suspended, in each instance. Severally sent to the Senate for concurrence.

Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for the committee on Rules, on the Order relative to authorizing the committee on Public Service to make an investigation and study of certain House documents concerning active and retired public employees (House, No. 4312) reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2759) of J. Michael Ruane (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to issue pension obligation bonds for the retirement fund for the city of Salem,— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Public Service. Under Rule 42, the report was considered forthwith; and it was accepted.

Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for the committee on Rules, on the Order relative to authorizing the committee on Taxation to make an investigation and study of certain House documents concerning tax burdens, tax incentives, personal income tax and various other related matters (House, No. 4520) reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 551) of Carol C. Cleven, other members of the General Court and another relative to the taxation of trusts; and

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3835) of Thomas N. George, other members of the General Court and another relative to the payment of betterment assessments;

And recommending that the same severally be recommitted to the committee on Taxation.

Under Rule 42, the reports severally were considered forthwith; and they were accepted.

Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for the committee on Rules, on the Order relative to authorizing the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities to make an investigation and study of certain House documents concerning bilingual education and the teaching of English in the Commonwealth (House, No. 4962) reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4947) of Peter J. Larkin and other members of the General Court relative to enhancing English opportunities for students of the Commonwealth,— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities. Under Rule 42, the report was considered forthwith; and it was accepted.

By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, for the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, on House, No. 4973, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture to make an investigation and study of a certain House document concerning the dredging of a certain area in Boston Harbor (House, No. 5008). Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Subsequently Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for said committees, reported asking to be discharged from further consideration of said order; and recommending that the same be referred to the House committee on Rules. Under Rule 42, the report was considered forthwith; and it was accepted.

By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Bill further regulating the Julian D. Steele public housing development in the city of Lowell (Senate, No. 2241) ought to pass. Referred, under Rule 7A, to the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.

Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for said committee, reported that the matter be scheduled for consideration by the House.

Under suspension of Rule 7A, on motion of Mr. Slattery of Peabody, the bill was read a second time forthwith; and it was ordered to a third reading.

Engrossed Bill.

The engrossed Bill authorizing the clerk of the town of Brookfield to act temporarily as a selectman (see House bill printed in House, No. 4998) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted (more than two-thirds of the members having agreed to pass the same); and it was signed by the acting Speaker and sent to the Senate.

 

Engrossed Bill — Land Taking.

The engrossed Bill authorizing the city of Salem to grant easements in certain park land (see House, No. 4842) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was put upon its final passage.

On the question on passing the bill to be enacted, the sense of the House was taken by yeas and nays (this being a bill providing for the taking of land or other easements used for conservation purposes, etc., as defined by Article XCVII of the Amendments to the Constitution); and on the roll call 147 members voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative.

[See Yea and Nay No. 274 in Supplement.]

Therefore the bill was passed to be enacted; and it was signed by the Speaker and sent to the Senate.

Orders of the Day.

House bills

Establishing an open space real property acquisition fund in the city known as the town of Franklin (House, No. 4851); and

Establishing a certain voting subprecinct in the city of Newton (House, No. 4977);

Severally reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn, were read a third time; and they were passed to be engrossed. Severally sent to the Senate for concurrence.

Senate bills

Relative to the town of Holliston and the establishment of a cemetery care fund (Senate, No. 2144, changed); and

Authorizing the town of Brewster to establish a road betterment fund (Senate, No. 2273); and

House bills

Authorizing the town of Somerset to issue an additional license for the sale of wine and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4827);

Establishing a sick leave bank for a certain employee of the District Court Department (House, No. 4938);

Authorizing the town of Plymouth to use certain land for public way purposes (House, No. 4865);

Exempting the position of chief of police in the city of Fitchburg from the provisions of the civil service law (House, No. 4881);

Validating the action taken at the 2000 annual town meeting of the town of Amherst (printed in House, No. 4890);

Authorizing the appointment of Luann M. Tomaso as a police officer in the town of Milford (House, No. 4921);

Relative to the police department of the town of Milford (House, No. 4987); and

Relative to local infrastructure (House, No. 4992);

Severally were read a second time; and they were ordered to a third reading.

The House report of the committee on Government Regulations, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 442) of Patricia A. Walrath, Pamela P. Resor, Gale D. Candaras, Anthony J. Verga, Thomas J. O’Brien and Benjamin Swan relative to the registration of real estate brokers, was accepted.

The House Bill further defining beneficiary under the retirement law (House, No. 4193) was read a second time.

The amendments previously recommended by the committee on Ways and Means,— that the bill be amended in section 1, in line 4, by striking out the words “a disabled person” and inserting in place thereof the following: “the benefit of a disabled person, as such term is defined in section 1 of chapter 19C; and in section 2, in line 4, by striking out the word “disabled” and inserting in place thereof the following: “a disabled person, as such term is defined in section 1 of chapter 19C,”,— were adopted.

The bill (House, No. 4193, amended) then was ordered to a third reading.

The House Bill relative to the identity of a minor (House, No. 4798) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading) was read a third time.

Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Ms. Polito of Shrewsbury moved that it be amended by striking out section 2 and inserting in place thereof the following section:

“SECTION 2. Said chapter 210 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 12 the following section:—

Section 12A. The change of name of a minor shall be legally binding in all circumstances, including, but not limited to, student registration and school record keeping, only if either: (a) there is a written agreement signed by each parent or legal guardian expressly stating that each parent or legal guardian consents to said change of name; or (b) said change of name is approved by a justice of the probate and family court in the county where the minor resides. A petition for the change of a name of a minor shall be heard by the probate and family court in the county where the minor resides, provided that the petitioner gives proper notice to a nonpetitioning agent and all other parties of interest. Such petition shall not be allowed unless the petitioner establishes that such name change is in the best interest of the minor.”.

The amendment was adopted; and the bill (House, No. 4798, amended) was passed to be engrossed. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

At twenty-seven minutes before twelve o’clock noon, on motion of Mr. Rushing of Boston (Mr. Vallee of Franklin being in the Chair), the House recessed until two o’clock P.M.; and at that time the House was called to order with Mr. Binienda of Worcester in the Chair.

The Chair (Mr. Binienda) thereupon declared a further recess, subject to the call of the Chair; and at twenty-five minutes before three o’clock the House was called to order with the Speaker in the Chair.

The Senate Bill designating Civilian Conservation Corps Day (Senate, No. 409, amended) was read a second time.

Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Mr. Tobin of Quincy moved that it be amended in line 1 by striking out the following: “Section 15LLLL” (as changed by the Senate committee on Bills in the Third Reading) and inserting in place thereof the following: “Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following section:— Section JJJJ”.

The amendment was adopted; and the bill (Senate, No. 409, amended) was ordered to a third reading.

The House Bill relative to class 2 motor vehicle dealers (House, No. 4885) was read a second time; and it was ordered to a third reading.

The House Bill providing for local government workforce reduction through an early retirement incentive program for certain employees (House, No. 4978) was read a second time.

The amendments previously recommended by the committee on Counties on the part of the House,— that the bill be amended in section 1, in line 4, by striking out the figure: “1” and inserting in place thereof the figure: “20”, in line 5 by striking out the word “town,”, in line 6 by inserting after the word “system” the words “except that within a town acceptance of this section shall be by the legislative or executive authority”, in lines 22 and 23 by striking out the words “the board of selectmen or the town meeting if the board of selectmen so deems” and inserting in place thereof the words “the town meeting”, in line 54 by inserting after the word “act” the words “but said limitation shall not be less than the percentage of employees in said group classification in the general population of the governmental unit participating in the affected retirement system as it pertains to the total employees in the program”; and in section 2, in line 8, by striking out the word “and” and inserting in place thereof the word “or”,— were rejected.

The amendment previously recommended by the committee on Ways and Means,— that the bill be amended by substitution of a Bill providing for local government workforce reduction through an early retirement incentive program for certain employees (House, No. 5007),— was considered.

Pending the question on adoption of the amendment recommended by the committee on Ways and Means, Mr. Dempsey of Haverhill moved that the proposed substitute bill be amended in section 1, in line 49, by inserting after the word “five” the words “; provided, however that the executive authority in a city, town, county, authority or district may limit the amount of additional credit for service or age or a combination of service or age offered”.

The further amendment was adopted.

Mr. Slattery of Peabody and other members of the House then moved that the proposed substitute bill be amended by striking out section 3.

The further amendment was adopted.

Mr. Marini of Hanson and other members of the House then moved that the proposed substitute bill be amended by inserting after section 4 the following section:

“SECTION 4A. The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority established pursuant to chapter 81A of the General Laws may individually participate in the retirement incentive program upon the written acceptance of the chairman of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, which shall occur not later than September 1, 2002. Eligibility for the retirement incentive program shall not exceed that provided in section 1 of chapter 219 of the Acts of 2001 as applied to the circumstances at the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority may restructure the retirement incentive program at its discretion but the benefit received by a retiree shall not exceed the retirement benefits provided in section 3 of chapter 219 of the Acts of 2001. The chairman may fill a Massachusetts Turnpike Authority position vacated as a result of an applicant’s participation in the retirement incentive program if the chairman determines that the position is vital to the public health, public safety or other critical operations of the Commonwealth. The total annualized cost of regular compensation paid out by the commonwealth in fiscal year 2003 for refilled positions in the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority shall not exceed 20 per cent of the total annualized cost of regular compensation which would have been paid out by the commonwealth during fiscal year 2003 for the positions vacated in the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority pursuant to the retirement incentive program had such positions not been vacated; provided, further, that the total annualized cost of regular compensation paid out by the commonwealth in fiscal year 2004 for refilled positions in the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority shall not exceed 20 per cent of the total annualized cost of regular compensation which would have been paid out by the commonwealth during fiscal year 2004 for the positions vacated in the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority pursuant to the retirement incentive program had such positions not been vacated. The effective retirement date for employees of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority shall not be earlier than the effective date of this act and not later than November 30, 2002.”.

The further amendment was adopted.

The same members then moved that the proposed substitute bill be amended in section 1, in line 104, by inserting after the word “be” the words “no earlier than the effective date of this act and shall be”; and the further amendment was adopted.

Mr. Rogers of Norwood and other members of the House then moved that the proposed substitute bill be amended in section 1, in line 20, by inserting after the figures “32” the following: “; provided, however, that if the legislative authority in a town, as defined in this section, fails to accept or reject this section by June 30, 2002, then the executive authority in a town, as defined in this section, may accept or reject this section without the approval of said legislative authority. Notwithstanding the notice provisions of section 10 of chapter 39 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, or any other general or special law to the contrary, at least seven days notice shall be given of any special town meeting that may be called in pursuance of a warrant to accept or reject this section. Notwithstanding said section of said chapter, as so appearing, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the selectmen shall call such a special town meeting, upon request in writing of two hundred registered voters or by ten percent of the total number of registered voters of the town, whichever number is lesser and such meeting is to be held not later than 30 days after the receipt of such request”, in lines 22 and 23, by striking out the words “the board of selectmen or the town meeting if the board of selectmen so deems in a town” and inserting in place thereof the words “a town meeting in a town”; and by striking out section 4 and inserting in place thereof the following section:

“SECTION 4. Paragraph (o) of subdivision (1) of section 4 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, is hereby amended in line 238 by striking the word ‘seventy-six’ and inserting in place thereof the following:— seventy-seven.”.

The further amendment was adopted.

Mr. Ruane of Salem and other members of the House then moved that the proposed substitute bill be amended in section 2, in line 28, by inserting after the word “board.” the following paragraph:

Employees of the Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute who are members of a regional retirement system, upon acceptance by the legislative and executive authority, shall be eligible to receive rights and privileges of the early retirement incentive program pursuant to section one of this act, under the terms and conditions provided in section one of this act; provided, that for the purposes of this paragraph and the third and seventh paragraph of section 1, the executive authority of the Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute shall be the board of trustees and the legislative authority shall be the board of trustees.”.

The further amendment was adopted.

The amendment recommended by the committee on Ways and Means, as amended, then also was adopted.

On the question on ordering the substituted bill, as amended, to a third reading, the sense of the House was taken by yeas and nays, at the request of Mr. Dempsey of Haverhill; and on the roll call 146 members voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative.

[See Yea and Nay No. 275 in Supplement.]

[Mrs. Simmons of Leominster answered “Present” in response to her name.]

Therefore the bill (House, No. 5007, amended) was ordered to a third reading.

The House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2002 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (House, No. 5006) was read a second time; and it was ordered to a third reading.

Subsequently, under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Rogers of Norwood, the bill (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) was read a third time.

Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Casey of Winchester and other members of the House moved that it be amended by inserting after section 9 the following two sections:

“SECTION 9A. Section 40 of chapter 62C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, is hereby amended, in lines 14, 17 and 19, by striking the number ‘45’ each time it appears and inserting in place thereof the following:— 120.

SECTION 9B. The provisions of section 9A of this act shall take effect for returns required to be filed on or after January 1, 2002 and shall cease to be effective for returns required to be filed on or after January 1, 2003.”.

The amendment was adopted.

After remarks the bill (House, No. 5006, amended) was passed to be engrossed. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

Mr. Petrolati of Ludlow being in the Chair,— the House Bill further regulating business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers (House, No. 4997) was read a second time; and after debate it was ordered to a third reading.

Order.

On motion of Mr. Finneran of Boston,—

Ordered, That when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.; and when the House adjourns tomorrow, it adjourn to meet on the following Tuesday at one o’clock P.M.

Accordingly, without further consideration of the remaining matters in the Orders of the Day, at twenty-three minutes after four o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Donato of Medford (Mr. Petrolati of Ludlow being in the Chair), the House adjourned, to meet tomorrow at one o’clock P.M., in an Informal Session.