JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Monday, May 14, 2001.
 
 

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session, with Mr. DiMasi of Boston 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:

Gracious God, we begin today’s legislative session by recognizing Your presence in our midst and by praying for Your guidance and assistance as we take up the items on today’s calendar. Inspire us to be thoughtful in proposing legislation and patient in analyzing carefully the legislation which comes before us. In our struggle to meet the current needs of our contemporary society, teach us to be motivated by our highest ideals. In Your kindness, help us to remain faithful to You and to our own political, ethical and religious principles. Let our hearts and minds be filled with goodwill towards all and a desire to unite all members of our communities in building a responsible, civil and caring society.

Bestow Your blessings on the Speaker, the members and employees of this House and their families. Amen.

At the request of the Chair (Mr. DiMasi), 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 Lieutentant-Governor, Acting Governor, submitting requests for making appropriations to fund a collective bargaining agreement between the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and the Massachusetts Teachers Association (House, No. 4148) was filed in the office of the Clerk on Thursday, May 10.

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.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Speaker Finneran of Boston) honoring Boston Emergency Medical Services;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Connolly of Everett) congratulating William S. and Beverly G. Haneffant;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Fennell of Lynn) commending Sister Gertrude Blais on a lifetime of giving and dedicated service;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Rogers of Norwood, Timilty of Milton and Tobin of Quincy) honoring Mary K. Hickey; and

Resolutions (filed by Representatives Stanley of West Newbury and Provost of Sandwich) on National Women’s Health Week;

Mr. Scaccia of Boston, 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. Petrolati of Ludlow, 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. Swan of Springfield, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4149) of Benjamin Swan and Paul E. Caron (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to postponing the requirement that public school students in the city of Springfield pass the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test, so-called, prior to graduation. To the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.

By the same member, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4150) of Benjamin Swan, Cheryl A. Rivera, Christopher P. Asselin, Mary S. Rogeness, Paul E. Caron and Gale D. Candaras (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to automatic recounting of municipal election results in the city of Springfield. To the committee on Election Laws.

By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4151) of Garrett J. Bradley (by vote of the town) relative to allowing water commissioners of the town of Cohasset to serve in other town offices;

By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4152) of Harold P. Naughton Jr., and James B. Leary (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of West Boylston to establish a department of public works; and

By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4153) of Elizabeth Poirier and Cheryl A. Jacques (by vote of the town) relative to amending the charter of the town of North Attleborough;

Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Severally sent to the Senate for concurrence.

Petitions severally were presented and referred as follows:

By Ms. Candaras of Wilbraham (by request), petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kristina A. Duboul relative to eligibility lists for appointment to the position of fire fighter.

By Mr. Frost of Auburn (by request), petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kent Stow relative to the taxation of residences on agricultural land.

By the same member (by request), petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Daniel Coonan for legislation to provide for free tolls for motor vehicles of veterans.

By Mr. Hargraves of Groton, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert S. Hargraves and Peter J. Koutoujian relative to establishing the crime of communicating a terroristic threat.

By Mr. Hynes of Marshfield, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Frank M. Hynes relative to the excise tax on motor vehicles.

By Mr. Mariano of Quincy (by request), petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Irving Murstein relative to transferring the transportation division of the Department of Telecommunications and Energy to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

By the same member (by request), petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Irving Murstein relative to requiring the licensing of trolley operators by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.

By Mr. O’Brien of Kingston, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Thomas J. O’Brien, Therese Murray and another for the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor establishing the third Sunday in October as Arthritis Awareness Day.

By Mr. Pedone of Worcester, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Vincent A. Pedone relative to the definition of buses.

By Mr. Timilty of Milton, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Walter F. Timilty for legislation to place certain state employees in Group 2 of the retirement system.

By Mrs. Walrath of Stow, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Patricia A. Walrath and Pamela P. Resor relative to the establishment of voting precincts in towns.

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

Papers from the Senate.

The following order came from the Senate with the endorsement that it had been adopted by said branch:

Ordered, That notwithstanding the provisions of an order previously adopted, the Joint Rules of the previous General Court shall remain in effect until Friday, [A] July 12, 2001, as the temporary Joint Rules of the present General Court.

Pending the question on adoption of the order, in concurrence, Mr. Scaccia of Boston moved that it be amended [at “A”] by striking out the date: “July 12” and inserting in place thereof the date: “June 1”.

The amendment was adopted. The order, as amended, then also was adopted, in concurrence. Sent to the Senate for concurrence in the amendment.

Reports of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspections of certain correctional facilities in the Commonwealth, severally were read for the information of the House, as follows:

Of the Essex County Correctional Facility, in the town of Middleton; and

Of the Suffolk County Jail, in the city of Boston;

Severally returned to the Senate to be placed on file.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the Bill regarding county agricultural schools (House, No. 1166);

Of the Bill further regulating reporting requirements of constables (House, No. 2857); and

Of the Bill relative to dog license fees for senior citizens (House, No. 3054, changed);

And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Counties on the part of the House;

Of the Bill relative to the enforcement of the safety belt law (Senate, No. 1211);

Of the Bill related to the functions of counties and councils of government in the Commonwealth (House, No. 963);

Of the Bill relative to the appointment of superintendent of streets (House, No. 1062);

Of the Bill relative to dangerous dogs (House, No. 1168);

Of the Bill providing for the destruction of certain dogs (House, No. 1539);

Of the Bill relative to radiation exposure records of nuclear power plant workers (House, No. 2508);

Of the Bill concerning employment contracts for town accountants and city auditor (House, No. 2568);

Of the Bill relative to assistant town clerks in certain towns (House, No. 2756);

Of the Bill authorizing municipal liens for certain unpaid fines (House, No. 3378); and

Of the Bill prohibiting the transportation of a child in the bed of a pickup truck (House, No. 3591);

And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Rules; and

Of the Bill to grant the board of selectmen limited authority to transfer funds between accounts (House, No. 2011),— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

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

By Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the Bill relative to the length of term for weighers, measurers and commodities (House, No. 1447),— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Local Affairs; and

Of the Bill relative to speed limit violations in marked construction zones (House, No. 867); and

Of the Bill relative to mufflers (House, No. 3593);

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

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

By Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Bill relative to anti-rabie vaccine reimbursement (House, No. 2856),— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Insurance. Under Rule 42, the report was considered forthwith; and it was accepted. Sent to the Senate for concurrence in the reference.

By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Bill relative to the Springfield Civic and Convention Center (House, No. 4124) ought to pass. Referred, under Rule 7A, to the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.

Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for said committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, then reported that the foregoing bill be scheduled for consideration by the House.

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

By Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, that the House Bill relative to police mutual aid agreements (House, No. 1269) be scheduled for consideration by the House.

Under suspension of Rule 7A, on motion of Mr. Petrolati of Ludlow, the bill was read a second time forthwith.

Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, it was recommitted to the committee on Public Safety, on further motion of the same member.

By Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, that the House Bill pertaining to firefighter injuries (House, No. 1620) be scheduled for consideration by the House.

Under suspension of Rule 7A, on motion of Mr. Petrolati of Ludlow, the bill was read a second time forthwith.

Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, it was recommitted to the committee on Local Affairs, on further motion of the same member.

By Mr. Cahill of Beverly, for the committee on Housing and Urban Development, on a petition, a Bill authorizing the Metropolitan District Commission to construct certain flood control facilities in the Beaver Brook section of Lexington, Arlington, Belmont and Waltham (printed as Senate, No. 651). Read; and referred, under Rule 32A, to the committee on Long-Term Debt and Capital Expenditures.

By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, for the committee on Public Safety, on a petition, a Bill relative to selective service registration (House, No. 2392). Read; and referred, under Rule 33B, to the committee on Science and Technology.

By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, for the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, on House, Nos. 71 and 72, a Bill to improve the elder protective services program (House, No. 72).

By the same member, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 707 and 715 and House, Nos. 282, 827, 828, 3545 and 3740, a Bill to increase the personal care allowance for residents of long term care facilities (House, No. 282).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to adult day health services (House, No. 452).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill providing for continuation of home health care visits for elderly citizens of the Commonwealth (House, No. 1597).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission to study the needs of the elderly blind and visually impaired citizens of the Commonwealth (House, No. 1768).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill to provide medical escorts for seniors (House, No. 2185).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill further regulating Medicaid (House, No. 2918).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill allowing certain individuals to provide homemaker services to a family member (House, No. 2921).

By the same member, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 690 and House, Nos. 825 and 3339, a Bill relative to reserving beds in nursing homes for residents during certain leaves of absence (House, No. 3339).

By the same member, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 689 and House, No. 3345, a Bill to ensure payment for criminal offender record information checks for long term care employees (House, No. 3345).

By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, for the committee on Public Safety, on a petition, a Bill relative to registration and license fees for certain elderly persons (House, No. 1274).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to motor vehicles owned or under the control of the Commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions (House, No. 1848).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill providing for appeals of certain decisions of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles (House, No. 2018).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill to establish a victims of drunk driving trust fund (House, No. 2028).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to health care proxies (House, No. 2227).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to motor vehicle registration fee rebates (House, No. 2768).

Severally read; and referred, under Rule 33, to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Bosley of North Adams, for the committee on Government Regulations, on a petition, a Bill authorizing the city of New Bedford to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4053) [Local Approval Received].

By Mr. Cahill of Beverly, for the committee on Housing and Urban Development, on a petition, a Bill relative to condominium by-laws (printed as Senate, No. 641).

By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, for the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, on a petition, a Bill relative to pregnancy prevention for adolescents who are recipients of Medicaid services and public assistance (House, No. 453).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to Division of Administrative Law Appeals (House, No. 1029).

By the same member, for the same committee, on House, Nos. 71, 74, 1403, 2533 and 3742, a Bill regarding elderly abuse (House, No. 2533, changed in section 2, in line 3, by inserting after the word “director” the words “or outreach worker”).

By Mrs. Parente of Milford, for the committee on Local Affairs, on a petition, a Bill relative to zoning protection of lawful, nonconforming single-family and two-family residences (House, No. 1063).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill to clarify the scope of authority of ordinances and by-laws adopted by municipal governments (House, No. 1443).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill further regulating the use of funds received as restitution for damage to trees in a municipality (House, No. 1835).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to special permits (House, No. 2008).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to the non criminal disposition of public health violations by municipalities (House, No. 3380).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill authorizing the city of Lowell to convey a certain parcel of public water supply land (House, No. 4054) [Local Approval Received].

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill authorizing the town of Norwood to use certain conservation land for roadway and bridge purposes (House, No. 4091) [Local Approval Received].

By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, for the committee on Public Safety, on a petition, a Bill relative to abandoned vehicles and aircraft (House, No. 665).

By the same member, for the same committee, on House, Nos. 311, 1083, 1086, 3401 and 3800, a Bill to amend Chapter eighty-five of the General Laws to require the use of safety helmets while using inline skates, scooters, skate boards or other manually propelled wheeled vehicles by children under the age of sixteen (House, No. 1083).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to operating an uninsured motor vehicle (House, No. 2017).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to safe rides for individuals in unsafe situations (House, No. 3601).

Severally read; and referred, under Rule 7A, to the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.

By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for the committee on Rules, that the following bills ought to pass:

Related to powers of county governments and councils of government (House, No. 3057); and

Authorizing the town of Plymouth to use certain conservation land for sewer purposes (House, No. 4010) [Local Approval Received];

Severally referred, under Rule 7A, to the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.

Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for said committee, reported that the matters be scheduled for consideration by the House; and, under said rule, they were placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting for a second reading.

By Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, that the following matters be scheduled for consideration by the House:

Senate bills

Correcting the incest statute (Senate, No. 175);

Authorizing the town of Tewksbury to convey certain conservation land (Senate, No. 1047) [Local Approval Received];

Relative to certain town ways in the town of Tewksbury (Senate, No. 1048) [Local Approval Received];

Authorizing the establishment of a library district in the towns of Mendon and Upton (Senate, No. 1833); and

Establishing the boundary line between the town of Southborough and the town of Westborough (Senate, No. 1834) [Local Approval Received]; and

House bills

Relative to production of records for review by the State Auditor (House, No. 3);

Making program improvements and technical changes to the home improvement contractor program (House, No. 64);

Relative to name changes by inmates (House, No. 144);

Relative to the Massachusetts Medal of Merit (House, No. 161);

Relative to reporting of fatal accidents (House, No. 170);

Relative to the operation of sewers in the town of Rockport (House, No. 489) [Local Approval Received];

Relative to certain subdivisions of land in the city of Gloucester (House, No. 490) [Local Approval Received];

Relative to the privacy of municipal employees (House, No. 853);

Authorizing the Ashfield Water District to assess certain betterments (House, No. 1129);

Affecting county commissioners (House, No. 1236);

Relative to dangerous buildings (House, No. 1259);

Providing additional authority for issuance of revenue bonds by the cities and towns having a municipal gas or electric department (House, No. 1367);

Relative to town meetings in the town of Burlington (House, No. 1446) [Local Approval Received];

Authorizing the conservation commission of the town of Groton to impose certain fees (House, No. 1837) [Local Approval Received];

Providing for alternate members to the city of Methuen Community Development Board (House, No. 2007) [Local Approval Received];

Prohibiting tethering, leashing, and other restraints of prisoners in work release programs (House, No. 2597);

Designating the National Guard Armory in the town of Braintree as the Sergeant Charles MacGillivary Memorial Building (House, No. 2616);

Relative to the operation of sound producing devices in motor vehicles (House, No. 2960);

Establishing a police technology fund in the town of Hull (House, No. 3763) [Local Approval Received];

Providing for volunteers to enforce handicapped parking laws (House, No. 3806);

Authorizing the town of Needham to issue licenses to certain establishments for the sales of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises of restaurants with a seating capacity of less than 100 persons (House, No. 3921) [Local Approval Received];

Authorizing the town of Hanover to pay a certain bill (House, No. 3959) [Local Approval Received];

Authorizing the town of Groveland to establish an administering authority (House, No. 3962) [Local Approval Received];

Authorizing the town of Needham to establish a special fund (House, No. 4009) [Local Approval Received];

Relative to the town of Weymouth’s enhanced emergency telephone system (House, No. 4012) [Local Approval Received];

Relative to certain borrowing by the town of Cohasset (House, No. 4013) [Local Approval Received];

Establishing a sick leave bank for Elizabeth Menslage, an employee of the Department of Mental Health (House, No. 4037);

Relative to the membership of the conservation commission of the town of Swansea (House, No. 4058) [Local Approval Received]; and

Relative to handicap parking restrictions (House, No. 4093);

Severally placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting for a second reading.

Report of the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, that the House Bill authorizing the town of Andover conservation commission to grant a sewer easement (House, No. 295) [Local Approval Received] be scheduled for consideration by the House. Placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting for a second reading, the time within which said committee was required to report having expired.

By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, for the committee on Election Laws, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2885) of Marie J. Parente, Michael J. Rodrigues, Charles A. Murphy and Elizabeth A. Poirier for legislation to further regulate street listings.

By Mr. Bosley of North Adams, for the committee on Government Regulations, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 438) of Philip Travis for legislation to authorize examiners of plumbers and gas fitters to promulgate rules and regulations for the requirements of continuing education programs for all plumbing and gas fitting inspectors.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 806) of Kevin G. Honan for legislation to provide for the licensing of fire protection sprinkler system designers.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 810) of Martin J. Walsh and Kathleen M. Teahan relative to further regulating continuing education for plumbers and gas inspectors.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1183) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and Brian Knuuttila for legislation to require the Department of Telecommunications and Energy to send prepaid postage envelopes on requests for payment made to persons sixty-five years of age or over.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1368) of James H. Fagan relative to authorizing municipal light department co-op training programs.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1587) of George Rogers and Jose L. Santiago for legislation to establish the rates for the distribution of electricity.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3089) of Thomas J. O’Brien, Rachel Kaprielian, Cory Atkins, Bruce E. Tarr and Brian M. Cresta for legislation to authorize the Department of Telecommunications and Energy to establish area codes for wireless telephone numbers.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3283) of Lois N. Sarno relative to permanently extending daylight savings time.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3709) of Thomas J. O’Brien and other members of the General Court relative to default service charges by utility companies.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3710) of Thomas J. O’Brien, Viriato Manuel deMacedo, Mary Jane Simmons, Kathleen M. Teahan, Anthony J. Verga and Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation to provide for notification to municipalities of any proposed utility rate increase.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3713) of Jose L. Santiago for legislation to prohibit gas and electric companies from imposing fees for metering or meter reading.

By Ms. Stanley of West Newbury, for the committee on Health Care, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1592) of Francis L. Marini and other members of the House for legislation to regulate the control of certain contagious diseases.

By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, for the committee on Public Safety, ought NOT to pass, on so much of the recommendations of the Executive Office of Public Safety (House, No. 136) as relates to National Guard registration plates (accompanied by bill, House, No. 162).

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on so much of the recommendations of the Registry of Motor Vehicles (House, No. 173) as relates to clarifying the limits of CORI protection in connection with accident records (accompanied by bill, House, No. 176).

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on so much of the recommendations of the Registry of Motor Vehicles (House, No. 173) as relates to allowing the electronic transmission of accident records (accompanied by bill, House, No. 178).

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on so much of the recommendations of the Registry of Motor Vehicles (House, No. 173) as relates to the procedures for junking motor vehicles (accompanied by bill, House, No. 182).

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on so much of the recommendations of the Registry of Motor Vehicles (House, No. 173) as relates to motor vehicle violations by a minor (accompanied by bill, House, No. 183).

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on so much of the recommendations of the Registry of Motor Vehicles (House, No. 173) as relates to amending the motor vehicle law relative to the issuance of registration plates (accompanied by bill, House, No. 186).

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 305) of R. William Perron relative to correctional officers at Massachusetts correctional facilities.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 317) of Patricia A. Walrath, Pamela P. Resor, Edward G. Connolly, Gale D. Candaras, Bruce E. Tarr, Benjamin Swan and another for legislation to further regulate parking for handicapped persons.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 659) of Bruce J. Ayers that cities and towns be authorized to issue temporary placards for handicapped parking spaces.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 660) of Bruce J. Ayers relative to the penalty for the improper use of handicapped parking spaces.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 857) of William C. Galvin for legislation to increase the penalties for unauthorized parking in spaces reserved for handicapped persons.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 862) of Kevin G. Honan that institutions of higher education be provided with certain information relative to persons arrested on campus and further regulating the reporting of crimes against students.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 864) of Eugene L. O’Flaherty for legislation to promote training courses for the safety of children who are passengers in motor vehicles.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1072) of James H. Fagan for legislation to authorize certain federal personnel to exercise police powers in the Commonwealth.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1272) of David H. Tuttle relative to the fee for transferring unexpired private passenger plates to commercial plates.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1452) of John J. Binienda, John P. Fresolo, David H. Tuttle, James B. Leary and Robert Spellane that the Registry of Motor Vehicles and the Criminal History Systems Board be directed to make available certain information to police departments.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1454) of Paul E. Caron, Anthony J. Verga, Emile J. Goguen, Christopher G. Fallon, Robert M. Koczera and George Rogers relative to high speed pursuit by police officers.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1456) of Peter J. Koutoujian and Carol A. Donovan for legislation to require that explosive materials manufactured or offered for sale be tagged for purposes of detection and identification.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2576) of Paul C. Casey and David C. Bunker, Jr., that the Department of Correction be directed to study the efficacy of therapeutic chemical intervention of persons convicted of certain crimes.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2577) of Paul C. Casey relative to creating the Massachusetts prison industries enhancement program.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2578) of Paul C. Casey relative to the establishment of a behavioral science unit in the Department of State Police [Representative Malia of Boston dissenting].

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2579) of Paul C. Casey relative to the appointment of certain employees of the Criminal History Systems Board as special state police officers.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2580) of Paul C. Casey relative to the establishment of regional lock-up facilities.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2581) of Paul C. Casey for legislation to increase the penalty for parking motor vehicles in spaces reserved for handicapped persons.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2582) of Paul C. Casey for legislation to establish a fire control unit within the Metropolitan District Commission.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2586) of Christopher G. Fallon relative to police pursuits of motor vehicles in residential areas.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2587) of Thomas N. George relative to authorizing the use of the correctional facility in Barnstable County as a regional lockup facility.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2592) of John A. Locke relative to improving safety on public ways by requiring pedestrians and bicyclists to face oncoming traffic.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2600) of Benjamin Swan and other members of the General Court relative to the housing of prisoners in correctional institutions of the Commonwealth.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2770) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Christine E. Canavan and Benjamin Swan for legislation to further regulate the licensing of private detectives.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2775) of Frank M. Hynes for legislation to further regulate the speed of police cruisers while in fresh pursuit of alleged offenders.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2954) of AFSCME Council 93, Thomas A. Golden, Jr., David M. Nangle, Steven C. Panagiotakos, Carol A. Donovan and Susan C. Fargo that special state police officers in the higher education system of the Commonwealth be provided with bullet proof vests.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2955) of AFSCME Council 93, Thomas A. Golden, Jr., David M. Nangle and Steven C. Panagiotakos relative to the jurisdictional powers of special state police officers employed in higher educational institutions of the Commonwealth.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2968) of Joseph F. Wagner for legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue handicapped plates for leased motor vehicles.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3165) of Mark J. Carron, Mary Jane Simmons and David C. Bunker, Jr., that the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be authorized to issue temporary handicapped placards.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3395) of Robert F. Fennell, Emile J. Goguen, Edward G. Connolly, Carol C. Cleven, Kay Khan and Kathi-Anne Reinstein for legislation to restrict certain children as passengers in front seats of motor vehicles.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 3403) of Kay Khan and other members of the House for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the formulation of an advisory board to the Department of Correction [Representative Malia of Boston dissenting].

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 3412) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., Emile J. Goguen, Anthony J. Verga, Kathi-Anne Reinstein and Bruce E. Tarr for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to notification by the Department of Correction to local police departments of the release of inmates.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3414) of Thomas M. Menino, Anthony Petruccelli, Kevin G. Honan and Martin J. Walsh relative to training courses for the safety of children riding in motor vehicles.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3581) of Paul E. Caron and another relative to the production of records maintained by correctional facilities.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3588) of Paul E. Caron and other members of the House for legislation to provide for the construction and rehabilitation of police and fire station facilities in the Commonwealth [Representative Reinstein of Revere dissenting].

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3788) of Paul E. Caron that vehicles leading funeral processions be equipped with flashing purple lights.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3793) of Paul E. Caron relative to mandatory inspections of gas fueled heating systems upon the sale of residential housing.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3812) of George N. Peterson, Jr., relative to the powers and duties of special agents appointed by the Colonel of the State Police concerning cruelty to animals.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3813) of Elizabeth Poirier, Michael J. Coppola and Jo Ann Sprague for legislation to protect persons directing traffic.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3884) of Elizabeth Poirier that the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be authorized to issue identification cards to certain handicapped or disabled persons.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3971) of Louis L. Kafka relative to operator liability for parking a commercial vehicle in a space reserved for handicapped persons.

By the same member, for the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3974) of Thomas M. Menino, Anthony Petruccelli and other members of the House for an appropriation of a certain sum of money for community-based policing programs in public housing communities.

Severally referred, under Rule 7A, to the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.

Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for said committee, reported that the matters be scheduled for consideration by the House; and, under said rule, they were placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting, the question, being on acceptance.

Engrossed Bills.

Engrossed bills

Relative to pension benefits for Robert Rogers (see House, No. 4047); and

Relative to pension benefits for Thomas J. Gomperts (see House, No. 4048);

(Which severally originated in the House);

Severally having been certified by the Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were passed to be enacted; and they were signed by the acting Speaker and sent to the Senate.

Order.

On motion of Mrs. Harkins of Needham,—

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

At twenty-five minutes after eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mrs. Harkins (Mr. DiMasi of Boston being in the Chair), the House adjourned, to meet tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.