JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Thursday, June 5, 2003.
Met according to adjournment, at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session, with Mr. O’Flaherty of Chelsea 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:
Holy Spirit God, we pray each day for Your guidance and direction as we address both our legislative and personal obligations and opportunities. Without Your assistance we find it difficult to select our optimum, right and prudent options. During this era of change, teach us to be open to those new ways, new vistas and new horizons which are in conformity with right reason and Your values. Let the sense of the transcendent permeate our minds (intellects), our cultural values and our personal decisions. Teach us to be leaders who inspire integrity, trust and confidence in the hearts and minds of the people and in our basic institutions which are instrumental in serving the common good.
Grant Your blessings to the Speaker, the members and employees of this House and their families.
At the request of the Chair (Mr. O’Flaherty), the members, guests and employees joined with him in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The following resolutions (filed with the Clerk) were referred, under Rule 85, to the committee on Rules:
Resolutions (filed by Representatives Lepper of Attleboro and Poirier of North Attleborough) on the occasion of the dedication of the Balfour Riverwalk Sculpture;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Carron of Southbridge, Binienda of Worcester, Fresolo of Worcester, Leary of Worcester, Pedone of Worcester and Spellane of Worcester) honoring William F. Lynch for his many accomplishments;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Galvin of Canton) congratulating Kenneth N. Berkowitz on receiving the 2003 Public Safety Award from the Knights of Columbus, Father John J. Flatley Council, 2095 of Canton;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Galvin of Canton) congratulating members of Engine 5 and Ladder 2 of the Canton Fire Department upon receiving the 2003 Public Safety Award from the Knights of Columbus, Father John J. Flatley Council 2095 of Canton;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Linsky of Natick) honoring Celia Biagetti for her thirty-nine years serving the town of Natick as a public school teacher;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Linsky of Natick) honoring Douglas Shepard for his thirty-five years serving the town of Natick as a public school teacher;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Petersen of Marblehead) congratulating Al Duratti on fifty years as manager of the Swampscott Little League Yankees;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Petersen of Marblehead) congratulating Andy Holmes on fifty years as manager of the Swampscott Little League Indians;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Petersen of Marblehead) congratulating Swampscott Little League on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary;
Resolutions (filed by Representatives Reinstein of Revere and O’Flaherty of Chelsea) congratulating Edward P. Doherty Jr., on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Scaccia of Boston) congratulating Captain Frederick J. Daniels on the occasion of his retirement;
Mr. DiMasi 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 Mrs. Paulsen of Belmont, the resolutions (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) were considered forthwith; and they were adopted.
Report of a Committee.
By Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, that the Senate Bill setting apart May 25 as Missing Children’s Day (Senate, No. 1631) be scheduled for consideration by the House.
Placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting for a second reading.
Under suspension of Rule 7A, on motion of Mr. Bosley of North Adams, the bill was read a second time forthwith; and it was ordered to a third reading.
Under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Hillman of Sturbridge, the bill (having been reported by said committee to be correctly drawn) was read a third time; and it was passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by said committee to read: “An Act providing for the annual observation of Missing Children’s Day.”.
The engrossed Bill providing for the annual observance of Missing Children’s Day (see Senate, No. 1631) (which originated in the Senate), 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 acting Speaker and sent to the Senate.
Orders of the Day.
Authorizing the town of Topsfield to issue a license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 1482); and
Relative to a certain license for the sale of wines and malt beverages in the town of Milford (House, No. 3728);
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.
On motion of Mr. Finneran of Boston,—
Ordered, That when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.
At nineteen minutes before twelve o’clock noon, on motion of Mr. Smizik of Brookline (Mr. O’Flaherty of Chelsea being in the Chair), the House adjourned, to meet on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session