JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Thursday, June 12, 2003.
 
 
Met according to adjournment, at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session, with Mr. Petruccelli 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:
Eternal God, the Ultimate Source of Goodness and Truth, we pause for a moment of reflection and prayer and to proclaim our gratitude to You for the material and spiritual gifts which You offer us daily. We often, unthinkingly, take Your gifts and blessings for granted. But we still believe in You and in Your personal concern for our total well-being. As legislators, inspire us to select those proposals and options which are morally right and best suited to meet the needs of people now and in the future. In dealing with complex issues and a diversity of opinions, teach us to keep in mind that simple solutions are not always the best solutions. Teach us to be faithful to our highest ideals and principles.
Grant Your blessings to the Speaker, the members and employees of this House and their families. Amen.
At the request of the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli), the members, guests and employees joined with him in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Guest of the House.

Mr. Lepper of Attleboro then took the Chair and introduced Martin Tighe, who won the first North Pole Marathon in April, inspiring students associated with the Attleboro High School Network Program, where he is an adjustment counselor. Mr. Lepper then presented Mr. Tighe with resolutions which were previously adopted by the House honoring his accomplishments. Mr. Tighe was the guest of Representatives Lepper and Poirier of North Attleborough.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (filed with the Clerk) were referred, under Rule 85, to the committee on Rules:
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brown of Wrentham) congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Donald Soule on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ciampa of Somerville) congratulating John Ernest Schlesinger on the occasion of his retirement from the Belmont Public Schools;
Resolutions (filed by Representatives Coppola of Foxborough, Poirier of North Attleborough and Kafka of Sharon) congratulating Paul Fasoli III on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America;
Resolutions (filed by Representatives Coppola of Foxborough, Poirier of North Attleborough and Kafka of Sharon) congratulating Eric Stiner on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. DeLeo of Winthrop) congratulating Dr. Lawrence J. Levine on the occasion of his retirement;
Resolutions (filed by Representatives Garry of Dracut, Hargraves of Groton, Golden of Lowell, Murphy of Lowell and Nangle of Lowell) congratulating Superintendent Sheila A. Herbert on the occasion of her retirement from the Greater Lowell Technical High School;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Kafka of Sharon) congratulating Shyam Patel on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Kane of Holyoke) congratulating Jasmine Burgos on receiving the Gold Award of the Girl Scouts of America;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Kane of Holyoke) congratulating Eileen Cavanaugh on receiving the Gold Award of the Girl Scouts of America;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Kane of Holyoke) congratulating Risa Collier on receiving the Gold Award of the Girl Scouts of America;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Kane of Holyoke) congratulating Vanessa King on receiving the Gold Award of the Girl Scouts of America;
Resolutions (filed by Representatives Kennedy of Brockton, Creedon of Brockton and Canavan of Brockton) honoring Dr. Francis Henry Freccero;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Kujawski of Webster) congratulating Dr. Daniel W. Ivascyn on the occasion of his retirement;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. O’Brien of Kingston, Straus of Mattapoisett and Howland of Freetown) congratulating Joseph Patrick McDonald on the occasion of his retirement from the Middleborough Public Schools;
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough) congratulating Anthony D. Battista on the occasion of his retirement;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rush of Boston) recognizing Paul Keough of West Roxbury as the new president of the Massachusetts Veterans Service Office Association;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rushing of Boston) honoring Mr. Randy Weston on the occasion of receiving the Equinox Music Festival Lifetime Achievement Award; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett) congratulating Kevin Ducharme, Jr., on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America;
Mr. Petrolati of Ludlow, 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. Donato of Medford (Mr. Petruccelli of Boston having returned to the Chair), the resolutions (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) were considered forthwith; and they were adopted.

Petitions.

Mr. Bosley of North Adams presented a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3891) of Daniel E. Bosley and Andrea F. Nuciforo (by vote of the town) relative to rent regulations in mobile home park accommodations in the town of Williamstown; and the same was referred to the committee on Housing and Urban Development. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

Mr. Rodrigues of Westport presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael J. Rodrigues, John F. Quinn and Joan M. Menard relative to affordable housing; and the same was referred, under Rule 24, to the committee on Rules.

Papers from the Senate.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2011) of Stanley C. Rosenberg (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to recall elections in the town of Bernardston. To the committee on Election Laws.
Petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2012) of Stanley C. Rosenberg and John W. Scibak (by vote of the towns) for legislation relative to the designation of a scenic byway in the towns of Hadley and South Hadley. To the committee on Transportation.

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 Arthur J. Broadhurst for legislation to repeal the statutes requiring statements of financial interests under the financial disclosure laws for certain public officials and employees. To the committee on State Administration.
Petition (accompanied by bill) of Sharon M. Pollard, Steven A. Baddour, Arthur J. Broadhurst and others for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the city of Methuen as the Joseph S. Franciosa Bridge. To the committee on Transportation.
Under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mrs. Walrath of Stow, the reports were considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 then was suspended, in each instance. Severally sent to the Senate for concurrence.

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. 128) of Susan C. Tucker for legislation to strengthen the enforcement against unregistered and illegally operating motor vehicle repair shops,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Criminal Justice; 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, Senate, No. 391) of Frederick E. Berry for legislation to establish a board of registration of credit counselors; and
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 430) of Richard T. Moore and Paul J.P. Loscocco for legislation to establish a board of registration of credit counselors;
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Banks and Banking.
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. 521, 3144 and 3145, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Energy to make an investigation and study of certain House documents concerning oil, petroleum and coal (House, No. 3892).
By the same member, for the same committee, on House, No. 695, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Energy to make an investigation and study of a certain House document concerning energy facility siting (House, No. 3893).
By Mr. Honan of Boston, for the committee on Housing and Urban Development, on Senate, No. 727 and House, Nos. 151 and 3158, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Housing and Urban Development to make an investigation and study of certain Senate and House documents concerning public housing (House, No. 3894).
By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, for the committee on Public Safety, on House, Nos. 205 and 2491, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Public Safety to make an investigation and study of certain House documents concerning motorcycle use and safety (House, No. 3895).
By the same member, for the same committee, on House, Nos. 976, 1167, 1543, 3202 and 3205, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Public Safety to make an investigation and study of certain House documents concerning auto parts, child safety, private detectives and other related matters (House, No. 3896).
Severally 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, in each instance, asking to be discharged from further consideration of said orders; 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 Mrs. Parente of Milford, for the committee on Long-Term Debt and Capital Expenditures, that the Bill validating action taken by the Martha’s Vineyard Refuse Disposal and Resource Recovery District (House, No. 1539) ought to pass. Referred, under Rule 32A, to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, for the committee on Energy, on a petition, a Bill creating an energy facilities site registry (House, No. 530).
By Mr. Bosley of North Adams, for the committee on Government Regulations, on Senate, No. 416 and House, Nos. 134, 1474 and 1479, a Bill relative to Sunday sales of alcohol (House, No. 1474) [Representatives Golden of Boston and Leary of Worcester dissenting].
By Mr. Honan of Boston, for the committee on Housing and Urban Development, on a petition, a Bill to clarify the power of housing receivers (House, No. 3335).
By Mr. O’Flaherty of Chelsea, for the committee on the Judiciary, on Senate, No. 953 and House, No. 732, a Bill establishing a one trial system for civil cases (House, No. 732).
By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, for the committee on Public Safety, on a petition, a Bill relative to armored car companies and armored car guards (House, No. 1737).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill further regulating construction supervisors licenses (House, No. 2115).
By the same member, for the same committee, on House, Nos. 985, 1169 and 2124, a Bill relative to motorcycle awareness (House, No. 2124).
Severally read; and referred, under Rule 33, to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, for the committee on Energy, on a petition, a Bill to promote technology performance standards for generation facilities (House, No. 517). Read; and referred, under Rule 33B, to the committee on Science and Technology.

By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, for the committee on Energy, on a petition, a Bill to limit the siting of power generation plants (House, No. 515).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill redefining the mandate of the Energy Facilities Siting Board (House, No. 516).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill promoting the timely and orderly review of petitions to construct energy facilities (House, No. 528).
By Mr. Honan of Boston, for the committee on Housing and Urban Development, on a petition, a Bill relative to affordable housing in the town of Provincetown (House, No. 3842, changed in section 1 by adding at the end thereof the following sentence: “The funds expended for affordable housing purposes under this section shall be restricted to the reuse and renovation of existing structures.”) [Local Approval Received].
By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, for the committee on Public Safety, on a petition, a Bill relative to the use of motorcyclists’ head gear in parades (House, No. 206, changed in line 5 by striking out the words “public parade” and inserting in place thereof the words “properly permitted public parade and is 18 years of age or older”).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to police mutual aid agreements (House, No. 593).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to the inspection of certain elevators (House, No. 982).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill further regulating private detective business (House, No. 1337).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill to enhance pedestrian safety at pedestrian crosswalks (House, No. 1342).
By the same member, for the same committee, on House, Nos. 1177, 1552, 1739, 2295 and 2490, a Bill further regulating the use of lights on motor vehicles (House, No. 1739).
By the same member, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 1377 and 1385 and House, Nos. 984, 1551, 1917 and 3392, a Bill relative to speed limits in cities and towns (House, No. 1917) [Senator Barrios dissenting].
By the same member, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 1309 and 1328 and House, Nos. 1545, 1918 and 3396, a Bill relative to child passenger safety (House, No. 1918).
By the same member, for the same committee, on House, Nos. 1732 and 3394, a Bill to amend the current fine for failing to stop for a pedestrian at a non-signalized intersection (House, No. 3394).
By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, for the committee on Public Service, on a petition, a Bill relative to the health insurance of active and retired employees of the town of Plymouth (House, No. 3848) [Local Approval Received].
Severally read; and referred, under Rule 7A, to the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.

Recess.

At sixteen minutes after eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli of Boston) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at six minutes after one o’clock P.M. the House was called to order with Mrs. Walrath of Stow in the Chair.

Order.

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 eight minutes after one o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Rushing of Boston (Mrs. Walrath of Stow being in the Chair), the House adjourned, to meet on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session