JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Tuesday, June 3, 2003.
 
 
Met at fourteen minutes past one o’clock P.M., in an Informal Session.
At the request of the Speaker, the members, guests and employees joined with him in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (filed with the Clerk) were referred, under Rule 85, to the committee on Rules:
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Atsalis of Barnstable) congratulating Dr. Angela C. Castoria on the occasion of her retirement;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Fagan of Taunton) congratulating Arthur “Bitz” Travers on the occasion of his retirement;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hall of Westford) congratulating William “Bill” John Cody on the occasion of his retirement;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hall of Westford) congratulating William E. McGuirk, III on the occasion of his retirement; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. LeDuc of Marlborough) congratulating Carolyn Elizabeth Cole on the occasion of her retirement;
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. Fagan, the resolutions (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) were considered forthwith; and they were adopted.

Communication.

A communication from the Economic Development Initiative submitting a report on the Massachusetts Property and Casualty Insurance Company Community and Economic Development Initiative for the period ending December 31, 2002, was read for the information of the House; and it was placed on file.

Annual Report.

A report of the Massachusetts Life Insurance Community Investment Initiative (under the provisions of Section 2G of Chapter 259 of the Acts of 1998) for the year 2002, was placed on file.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the Bill relative to the Energy Conservation Service Public Advisory Committee (House, No. 518);
Of the Bill investigating heating oil supply in the Commonwealth (House, No. 536);
Of the Resolve providing for an investigation and plan by a special commission relative to ending homelessness in the Commonwealth (House, No. 1107);
Of the Resolve providing for the creation of a special commission relative to a new seal and new motto for the Commonwealth (House, No. 1210);
Of the Resolve establishing a special commission to study energy consumption and potential savings through biomass and renewable energy sources by the state colleges and community colleges of the Commonwealth (House, No. 1272);
Of the Bill providing evaluation of the health care services and environmental conditions at M.C.I. Framingham (House, No. 1911, changed);
Of the Resolve providing for an investigation and study relative to establishing a memorial for the victims of the national disaster of September 11, 2001 (House, No. 1938); and
Of the Bill to establish a commission to define public policy on affordable housing (House, No. 2059, changed);
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the House committee on Rules.
Under Rule 42, the reports severally were considered forthwith; and they were accepted.

By Mr. Rodrigues of Westport, for the committee on Commerce and Labor, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 32) of Jarrett T. Barrios for legislation to further regulate credit counseling services,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Banks and Banking; and
By Mr. Bosley of North Adams, for the committee on Government Regulations, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 897) of Vincent Zarrilli relative to authorizing the appeals court to reinstate a certain unheard case of Vicent F. Zarrilli,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
Under Rule 42, the reports severally were considered forth­with; and they were accepted. Severally sent to the Senate for concurrence.

By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, for the committee on Energy, on House, Nos. 526, 537 and 694, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Energy to make an investigation and study of certain House documents concerning energy facility sitings and aggregation (House, No. 3882). 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. Straus of Mattapoisett, for the committee on Election Laws, on a petition, a Bill relative to the preliminary elections in the city of Malden in 2003 (House, No. 3740) [Local Approval Received].
Mr. Honan of Boston, for the committee on Housing and Urban Development, on Senate, No. 737, reported, in part, a Bill designating certain Metropolitan District Commission property in the city of Boston as the Guido Salvucci Bocci Court (House, No. 3883).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill  establishing an affordable housing trust fund in the city of Salem (House, No. 3735) [Local Approval Received].
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill authorizing the town of Mashpee to convey certain conservation land (House, No. 3846) [Local Approval Received].
Severally read; and referred, under Rule 7A, to the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.

Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the following bills ought to pass:
Bill relative to debt collection and loan servicing agencies subject to supervision by the Division of Banks (House, No. 13);
Bill authorizing the transfer of an easement under the control of the Department of Environmental Management in the city of Lynn (House, No. 2018);
Bill consolidating Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency mortgage loans (House, No. 3734); and
Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land in the city of Fall River (House, No. 3831);
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.

Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for the committee on Ways and Means, on House No. 2020, reported, in part, a Bill providing relief and flexibility to municipal officials (House, No. 4002). Read; and 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; and, under said rule, it was 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
Relative to the annual observance of Jack Kerouac Day (Senate, No. 1666); and
Conforming the date for observance of public employee appreciation day in the Commonwealth with the national observance of public service recognition week (Senate, No. 1668); and
The House Bill relative to interstate criminal information systems (House, No. 1489);
Severally placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting for a second reading.

Engrossed Bills.

The engrossed Bill relative to group insurance premiums for retired employees of the town of Webster (see House, No. 428, amended) (which originated in the House) (which had been returned by His Excellency the Governor with recommendation of amendment), having been certified by the Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be re-enacted, in its amended form; and it was signed by the Speaker and sent to the Senate.

The engrossed Bill relative to the public schools of the city of Chelsea (see House, No. 2019) (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; and it was signed by the Speaker and sent to the Senate.

Recess.

At twenty-one minutes after one o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Peterson of Grafton (Mr. Smizik of Brookline being in the Chair), the House recessed until three o’clock; and at eight minutes after three o’clock the House was called to order with Mr. Walsh of Boston in the Chair.

Order.
On motion of Mr. Finneran of Boston,—
Ordered, That when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.


At eight minutes after three o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Peterson of Grafton (Mr. Walsh of Boston being in the Chair), the House adjourned, to meet tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.