JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Tuesday, May 15, 2001.
 
 

Met according to adjournment, at one o’clock P.M.

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

Almighty God, Source of Wisdom and Goodness, as we meet this afternoon for a full formal legislative session, we look to You, Our Creator, for guidance and assistance in a struggle to address fairly the legislative issues of this day. We pray that You will enlighten our minds with divine light to know truth and strengthen our wills with Your divine grace, so that our legislative and personal choices and decisions will be sound, reasonable and responsible. In carrying out our Constitutional obligations, help us to use wisely and productively the many talents which You have so generously given us. May Your presence in our lives and our faith in You and Your assistance give us the courage to do what is right, honorable and ethical.

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

At the request of the Speaker, the members, guests and employees joined with him in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Statement of Representative Hahn of Westfield.

A statement of Representative 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 I will not be present in the House Chamber for the remainder of today’s sitting due to important business in my district. Any roll calls that I may miss today will be due entirely to the reason stated. If I could be present for the taking of the yeas and nays on the question on passing to be engrossed the House Bill relative to the Springfield Civic and Convention Center (House, No. 4124), I would vote in the affirmative.

Statement concerning Representative Murphy of Burlington.

A statement of Representative DiMasi of Boston 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, is unable to be present in the House Chamber today due to his being outside of the Commonwealth honoring a prior commitment. Any roll calls that he may miss today will be due entirely to the reason stated.

Statement concerning Representative Walsh of Boston.

A statement of Representative DiMasi of Boston 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 Walsh of Boston, is unable to be present in the House Chamber today due to his being outside of the Commonwealth honoring a prior commitment. Any roll calls that he may miss today will be due entirely to the reason stated.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Marini of Hanson) congratulating Thomas Migre Bergeron on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Marini of Hanson) congratulating James Munstis on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America;

Mr. Honan 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. Jones of North Reading, the resolutions (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) were considered forthwith; and they were adopted.

Resolutions (filed with the Clerk by Mr. Rogers of Norwood) forecasting the amount of tax revenue for fiscal year 2002 (House, No. 4155) were referred, under Rule 85, to the committee on Rules.

Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for said committee, then reported that the resolutions ought to be adopted. Under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Rogers of Norwood, the resolutions (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) were considered forthwith.

Pending the question on adoption of the resolutions, further consideration thereof was postponed, on further motion of Mr. Rogers of Norwood, until after disposition of the matters first called in the Orders of the Day.

Subsequently the matters first called in the Orders of the Day having been disposed of, the resolutions were further considered.

Mr. Marini of Hanson and other members of the House then moved that the resolutions be amended in line 16 by striking out the figures “15,906,895,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “15,793,000,000”.

After remarks on the question on adoption of the amendment, Mr. Marini asked for a count of the House to ascertain if a quorum was in attendance. A count showed that 83 members were in attendance.

After debate on the question on adoption of the amendment (Mr. Flynn of Bridgewater being in the Chair), the sense of the House was taken by yeas and nays, at the request of Mr. Rogers of Norwood; and on the roll call 22 members voted in the affirmative and 127 in the negative.

[See Yea and Nay No. 62 in Supplement.]

Therefore the amendment was rejected.

On the question on adoption of the resolutions, the sense of the House was taken by yeas and nays, at the request of Mr. Marini of Hanson; and on the roll call 127 members voted in the affirmative and 22 in the negative.

[See Yea and Nay No. 63 in Supplement.]

Therefore the resolutions (House, No. 4155) were adopted.

Orders.

The following orders (filed this day by Speaker Finneran of Boston) severally were referred, under Rule 85, to the committee on Rules:

Ordered, That the precept to be issued by the Speaker, under the provisions of Section 141 of Chapter 54 of the General Laws, appointing a time for the election to fill the vacancy existing in the office of Representative in the General Court from the Seventh Middlesex District shall designate, Tuesday, October 23, 2001, as the time ordered by the House of Representatives for said election.

Ordered, That the precept to be issued by the Speaker, under the provisions of Section 141 of Chapter 54 of the General Laws, appointing a time for the election to fill the vacancy existing in the office of Representative in the General Court from the Fifth Worcester District shall designate, Tuesday, October 23, 2001, as the time ordered by the House of Representatives for said election.

Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for the committee on Rules, then reported, in each instance, that the order ought to be adopted. Under suspension of the rules, in each instance, on motion of Mr. Marini of Hanson, the orders severally were considered forthwith; and they were adopted.

Petitions.

Petitions severally were presented and referred as follows:

By Mr. Fallon of Malden, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Christopher G. Fallon relative to the creditable service of certain employees of educational collaboratives.

By Mr. Larkin of Pittsfield, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Gerald S. Doyle, Jr. (mayor), Peter J. Larkin, Shaun P. Kelly, Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., and Christopher J. Hodgkins (with the approval of the city council) relative to establishing a finance advisory board in the city of Pittsfield.

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

Papers from the Senate.

A Bill removing residency requirements for a fortune teller’s license (Senate, No. 443) (on House, No. 437), passed to be engrossed by the Senate, was read; and it was referred, under Rule 7A, to the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1859) of Guy W. Glodis and George N. Peterson, Jr., for legislation relative to the pension allowance of former registry police officer Anthony Martinello;

Petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1860) of Steven C. Panagiotakos for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Thomas Bragan, an employee of the Department of Correction; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1861) of Jo Ann Sprague, Scott P. Brown, Michael J. Coppola and Cheryl A. Jacques for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Marilyn Anufrom, an employee of the Wrentham Development Center;

Severally to the committee on Public Service.

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 Francis L. Marini relative to establishing a juvenile justice advisory committee within the Executive Office of Public Safety. To the committee on Public Safety.

Petition (accompanied by bill) of Arthur J. Broadhurst that the Teachers’ Retirement Board be directed to grant certain creditable service to Suzanne Burgess;

Petition (accompanied by bill) of Arthur J. Broadhurst that municipal retirement boards be authorized to establish a health insurance trust fund;

Petition (accompanied by bill) of Thomas N. George and other members of the General Court relative to granting state employees leaves of absence for bone marrow and organ donations;

Petition (accompanied by bill) of James R. Miceli relative to directing the State Retirement Board to grant certain creditable service to Corinne M. Ware; and

Petition (accompanied by bill) of Marie J. Parente for legislation to include trusts established for disabled persons in the definition of beneficiary under the public employee retirement law;

Severally to the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill) of Thomas N. George, Robert A. O’Leary and Shirley Gomes for legislation to designate the Cape Playhouse in the town of Dennis as the official summer theatre of the Commonwealth. To the committee on State Administration.

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

By Mrs. Parente of Milford, for the committee on Local Affairs, on Senate, No. 1013 and House, Nos. 1241, 1243, 1445, 1619, 1836 and 3765, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Local Affairs to make an investigation and study of current Senate and House documents concerning municipal salaries and zoning matters (House, No. 4154). 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.

Orders of the Day.

Senate bills

Authorizing the town of Tewksbury to convey certain conservation land (Senate, No. 1047);

Relative to certain town ways in the town of Tewksbury (Senate, No. 1048);

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); and

House bills

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);

Authorizing the town of Andover conservation commission to grant a sewer easement (House, No. 295);

Relative to the operation of sewers in the town of Rockport (House, No. 489);

Relative to certain subdivisions of land in the city of Gloucester (House, No. 490);

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

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

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);

Authorizing the conservation commission of the town of Groton to impose certain fees (House, No. 1837);

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

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);

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

Establishing a police technology fund in the town of Hull (House, No. 3763);

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);

Authorizing the town of Hanover to pay a certain bill (House, No. 3959);

Authorizing the town of Groveland to establish an administering authority (House, No. 3962);

Authorizing the town of Needham to establish a special fund (House, No. 4009);

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

Relative to certain borrowing by the town of Cohasset (House, No. 4013);

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

Relative to the membership of the conservation commission of the town of Swansea (House, No. 4058);

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

House reports

Of 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);

Of 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);

Of 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);

Of 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);

Of 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); and

Of 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);

Severally were accepted. Severally sent to the Senate for concurrence.

House reports

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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; and

Of 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; and

Of the committee on Public Safety, 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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;

Of 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; and

Of 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 were accepted.

The House Bill prohibiting tethering, leashing, and other restraints of prisoners in work release programs (House, No. 2597) was read a second time.

Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, it was referred, by the Speaker, under Rule 33, to the committee on Ways and Means.

House reports

Of the committee on Government Regulations, ought NOT to pass, on the recommitted 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;

Of the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the recommitted 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; and

Of the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the recommitted 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;

Pending the question on acceptance of the reports, the petitions were recommitted, in each instance, on motion of Mr. Bosley of North Adams, to the committee on Government Regulations.

The House report of the committee on Public Safety, 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, was considered.

Pending the question on acceptance of the report, the petition was recommitted to the committee on Public Safety, on motion of Mr. Toomey of Cambridge.

The House Bill relative to the Springfield Civic and Convention Center (House, No. 4124), reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn, was read a third time.

After remarks on the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, the sense of the House was taken by yeas and nays, at the request of Ms. Rivera of Springfield; and on the roll call 140 members voted in the affirmative and 9 in the negative.

[See Yea and Nay No. 64 in Supplement.]

Therefore the bill (House, No. 4124) was passed to be engrossed. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

Engrossed Bills— Land Takings.

The engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Barnstable to convey certain conservation land (see House, No. 3954, amended) (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 148 members voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative.

[See Yea and Nay No. 65 in Supplement.]

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

The engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Ashby to grant certain easements (see House, No. 4015) (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 148 members voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative.

[See Yea and Nay No. 66 in Supplement.]

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

Order.

On motion of Mr. Finneran of Boston,—

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

Mr. Finneran then moved that the House adjourn; and the motion prevailed. Accordingly, without further consideration of the remaining matters in the Orders of the Day (Mr. Flynn of Bridgewater being in the Chair), at one minute before three o’clock P.M. the House adjourned, to meet on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session