JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Wednesday, July 25, 2001.
 
 

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o’clock A.M., with Mr. Donnelly 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 acknowledge Your presence in our midst and our dependence upon You for our daily material and spiritual needs. Let our hearts and minds remain open to You and to Your gifts of peace, joy and love. By following Your guidance, our lives take on a deeper meaning and our goals become more focused. In Your kindness, grant us the enthusiasm and the energy to serve both You and the people who depend upon us for reasonable legislation. We are in need of Your assistance as we try to cope with the challenges and to utilize the opportunities which come before us in their wisdom more than craft, thoughtfulness more than pragmatism, and patience more than precipitous actions.

Grant Your blessings to the Speaker, the members and employees of this House and their families. Amen.

At the request of the Chair (Mr. Donnelly), the members, guests and employees joined with him in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

 

Statement Concerning Representative Brown of Wrentham.

A statement of Mr. Jones of North Reading concerning Mr. Brown of Wrentham 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 Brown of Wrentham, will not be present in the House Chamber for today’s sitting due to his being outside of the Commonwealth attending to a family matter. Any roll calls that he may miss today will be due entirely to the reason stated.

 

Statement Concerning Representative Correia of Fall River.

A statement of Mrs. Harkins of Needham 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 Correia of Fall River, was not present in the House Chamber for today’s sitting due to his being in Europe on a previously scheduled family vacation. Had he been present, he would have voted in the affirmative on each roll call taken today.

 

Statement Concerning Representative Larkin of Pittsfield.

A statement of Mr. DiMasi of Boston concerning Mr. Larkin of Pittsfield 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 Larkin of Pittsfield, will not be present in the House Chamber for today’s sitting due to a scheduling conflict. Any roll calls that he may miss today will be due entirely to the reason stated.

 

Statement Concerning Representative Rogeness of Longmeadow.

A statement of Mr. Jones of North Reading concerning Ms. Rogeness of Longmeadow 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 Rogeness of Longmeadow, will not be present in the House Chamber for today’s sitting due to a family medical matter. Any roll calls that she 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 Ms. Donovan of Woburn) congratulating Henry Shaughnessy on the occasion of his retirement from the United States Postal Service;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Golden of Lowell) congratulating Marie Ann Boucher on the occasion of her one hundredth birthday;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Petersen of Marblehead, McGee of Lynn, Fennell of Lynn and Falzone of Saugus) congratulating Congregation Ahabat Sholom on the occasion of its one hundredth anniversary;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Toomey of Cambridge) congratulating Massachusetts Youthbuild on its accomplishments and welcoming Youthbuild directors from across the country to the Commonwealth; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Walrath of Stow) in recognition of the town of Shirley, Massachusetts on being named as the most historic small town in the nation;

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 Mrs. Walrath, the resolutions (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) were considered forthwith; and they were adopted.

 

Papers from the Senate.

The House Bill relative to telecommunications lines (House, No. 1753) came from the Senate with the endorsement that said branch had concurred with the House in its further amendments with a still further amendment striking out section 90 (inserted by further amendment by the House) and inserting in place thereof the following section:

“SECTION 90. The consideration paid by the El Paso Global Networks Company to the respective grantors for the use of the easements authorized by this act shall be the full and fair market value of the property taking into consideration the proposed use of the easements, the full and fair value in use of the easements, or another appropriate measure of the value of the easements authorized by sections 1 to 89, as determined by the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance based upon one or more independent appraisals approved by the inspector general and each grantor. The inspector general shall review and approve the appraisal and the methodology utilized for the appraisal. The inspector general shall prepare a report of his review and file the report with the commissioner for submission to the house and senate committees on ways and means and chairmen of the joint committee on state administration.”.

Under suspension of Rule 35, on motion of Mr. Bosley of North Adams, the still further amendment (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) was considered forthwith; and it was adopted, in concurrence.

 

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 Tuesday, September 25, 2001, as the temporary Joint Rules of the present General Court.

Under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Scaccia of Boston, the order was considered forthwith; and it was adopted, in concurrence.

 

A Bill designating a certain intersection in the town of Webster as the Elks Memorial Square (Senate, No. 1772) (on a petition), passed to be engrossed by the Senate, was read; and it was referred, under Rule 7A, to the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.

 

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 to evaluate programs at the Departments of Environmental Protection and Public Health (House, No. 2221);

Of the Bill to establish a special committee relative to municipal fraud (House, No. 2985); and

Of the Bill relative to technology costs associated with doing business with the Commonwealth for human services providers (House, No. 3109);

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.

 

Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for the committee on Ways and Means, on House, No. 4384, reported, in part, a Bill making certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, before final action on the General Appropriation Bill for that fiscal year (House, No. 4402), which was read [Cost: $940,000,000.00].

Under suspension of the rules, on motion of the same member, the bill was read a second and a third time forthwith; and it was passed to be engrossed. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

 

By Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, that the House Bill authorizing the city of Taunton to advance the date of its 2001 preliminary municipal election (House, No. 4285) [Local Approval Received] be scheduled for consideration by the House.

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

 

By Mr. Larkin of Pittsfield, for the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities, on House, No. 4149, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities to make an investigation and study of a certain House document requiring the public school students in Springfield to pass the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test (House, No. 4395).

By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, for the committee on Insurance, on House, No. 632, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Insurance to make an investigation and study of a certain House document concerning group life insurance policies (House, No. 4396).

By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, for the committee on Insurance, on Senate, Nos. 793, 794, 795, 796, 798, 799, 801 and 804 and House, Nos. 8, 31, 34, 210, 1599, 1773, 1786, 1789, 1790, 2534, 2535, 3554, 3555, 3557, 3558, 3559, 3560, 3561, 3562 and 3753, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Insurance to make an investigation and study of certain Senate and House documents concerning the Division of Insurance and the regulation of domestic life and mutual insurance holding companies (House, No. 4397). [Representative Reinstein of Revere dissenting].

By Mrs. Parente of Milford, for the committee on Local Affairs, on House, Nos. 644, 1444, 1447, 1620, 1838, 1839, 3149, 3150, 3577, 3768 and 3955, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Local Affairs to make an investigation and study of certain House documents concerning local laws and regulations and other related matters (House, No. 4398).

By the same member, for the same committee on House, No. 3249, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Local Affairs to make an investigation and study of a certain House document concerning commercial area revitalization districts (House, No. 4399). 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 Mr. Donnelly of Boston, for the committee on the Judiciary, on a petition, a Bill requiring the posting of security for the seizure and impoundment of animals (House, No. 2202). Read; and referred, under Rule 33, to the committee on Counties on the part of the House.

 

By Mr. Larkin of Pittsfield, for the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities, on House, Nos. 209 and 213, a Bill to benefit higher education savings and investment programs in the Commonwealth (House, No. 213).

By Ms. Stanley of West Newbury, for the committee on Health Care, on a petition, a Bill allowing emergency personnel to carry epinephrine (House, No. 1757).

By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, for the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, on House, Nos. 2212 and 3381, a Bill establishing a water resources conservation and efficiency program (House, No. 2212).

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

 

By Mr. Larkin of Pittsfield, for the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities, on a recommitted petition, a Bill to increase access to educational technology (House, No. 3081). Read; and referred, under Rule 33B, to the committee on Science and Technology.

 

By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, for the committee on Election Laws, on a petition, a Bill validating the proceedings at the annual town election in the town of North Attleborough (House, No. 4287) [Local Approval Received].

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill providing for recall elections in the town of Blandford (House, No. 4291) [Local Approval Received].

By Mr. Donnelly of Boston, for the committee on the Judiciary, on a petition, a Bill providing visitation rights for great grandparents (House, No. 485).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for a certain employee of the Trial Court of the Commonwealth (House, No. 852).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for a certain employee of the Trial Court of the Commonwealth (House, No. 1218).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill further defining fresh pursuit (House, No. 1222).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to the use of telephones in places of detention (House, No. 1430).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill extending homestead protection for elderly and disabled persons to mobile homes (House, No. 1612).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill granting discretion to the Superior Court to allocate certain settlement proceeds (House, No. 1796).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill to protect patient confidentiality (House, No. 1797).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to certain proceedings relating to corporations (House, No. 1799).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill to remove an inconsistency between G. L. c. 246, §40 and G. L. c. 235, §16 (House, No. 1802).

By the same member, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 832 and House, No. 1804, a Bill relating to the payment of interest on pecuniary legacies and pecuniary distributions under a trust instrument (House, No. 1804).

By the same member, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 835 and House, No. 1808, a Bill relative to appellate review (House, No. 1808).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill providing for the equitable apportionment of certain liens (House, No. 1818).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill to prohibit certain liability waivers as against public policy (House, No. 1819).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill to change the term “visitation” to “parenting time” (House, No. 1976).

By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill providing for the mandatory escrowing of withheld rent to facilitate resolution of summary process cases (House, No. 1979).

By the same member, for the same committee, on House, Nos. 1427 and 2749, a Bill permitting breast-feeding in public (House, No. 4401).

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

 

Engrossed Bills.

Engrossed bills

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

Relative to a boundary change between the towns of Georgetown and Boxford (see House, No. 2760); and

Relative to the department of municipal finance for the town of Georgetown (see House, No. 2761);

(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.

 

Mr. DiMasi of Boston being in the Chair,—

The engrossed Bill making certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, before final action on the General Appropriation Bill for that fiscal year (see House, No. 4402) (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 acting Speaker and sent to the Senate.

 

Orders of the Day.

Mr. Donnelly of Boston being in the Chair,—

Senate bills

Authorizing the town of Andover to convey land to the Andover Village Improvement Society for a pedestrian easement (Senate, No. 1045);

Relative to public employee appreciation day (Senate, No. 1577);

Providing for the annual observance of Thomas Paine Day (Senate, No. 1602);

Authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land in the city of Boston (Senate, No. 1615, amended); and

Clarifying the income tax deduction for charitable giving (Senate, No. 1826, changed and amended); and

House bills

Relative to prepayment penalties for certain mortgage loans (House, No. 15);

Returning tax title properties to productive use (House, No. 2272);

Relative to the calculation of certain retirement contributions and benefits (House, No. 2604);

Further regulating adoption agencies (House, No. 2919);

Relative to deceased depositors (House, No. 3479);

Relative to the licensing of amusement parks (House, No. 3529);

Relative to the operation of motor vehicles by unlicensed operators (House, No. 3802, changed);

Authorizing the conservation commission of the town of Andover to grant a certain easement (House, No. 4014);

Validating certain elections held in the town of Essex (printed in House, No. 4052);

Relative to elections for town meeting member in Milford (printed in House, No. 4069);

Validating the action taken by the town of Swampscott in certifying certain nomination papers for the April 24, 2001 election in the town of Swampscott (printed in House, No. 4133);

Providing for automatic recount of municipal elections in the city of Springfield (House, No. 4150);

Authorizing the town of West Boylston to establish a department of public works (House, No. 4152);

Authorizing the conservation commission of the town of Lunenburg to impose certain fees (House, No. 4203);

Confirming the election of a planning board member to a five- year term in the town of Hampden (House, No. 4222);

Validating the proceedings of the annual town election in the town of Hampden (House, No. 4223);

Authorizing the town of Hull to lease certain property (House, No. 4224);

Authorizing the town of Reading to establish an affordable housing trust fund (House, No. 4235); and

Relative to cooking facilities in lodging houses (House, No. 4320); and

The House Resolve in favor of Burton W. Gerrig, Esquire (House, No. 1139);

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

 

The House report of the committee on Criminal Justice, ought NOT to pass, on so much of the recommendations of the Executive Office of Public Safety (House, No. 136) as relates to the possession, transport, use or placement of a hoax device (accompanied by bill, House, No. 156), was accepted. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

 

House reports

Of the committee on the Judiciary, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1226) of Paul Kujawski relative to the burden of proof in cases involving operating a motor vehicle while uninsured; and

Of the committee on Public Safety, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1648) of Francis L. Marini and other members of the House for legislation to require operators of motor vehicles to maintain a safe distance when operating behind a school bus;

Severally were accepted.

 

 

The House Bill relative to the disposition of certain property in the city of Lowell (printed as Senate, No. 1599) was read a second time.

The amendments previously recommended by the committee on Ways and Means,— that the bill be amended in section 3 by adding at the end thereof the following paragraph:

“The inspector general shall review and approve said appraisal and said review shall include an examination of the methodology utilized for said appraisal. Said inspector general shall prepare a report of his review and file said report with the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance for submission to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on state administration.”; in section 5, in line 1, by striking out the words “subject to appropriation”, and in line 2, by striking out the words “by purchase”; and by striking out sections 7 and 8,— were adopted.

The bill (printed as Senate, No. 1599, amended) then was ordered to a third reading.

 

The House Bill to convey an easement in a certain parcel of land in the town of Wrentham (House, No. 3190) was read a second time.

The amendments previously recommended by the committee on Ways and Means,— that the bill be amended in section 1, in line 3, and also in line 23, by inserting after the name “Philip Joannides”, in each instance, the words “of Franklin, Massachusetts”, and by adding at the end thereof the following paragraph:

“The exact boundaries of any easement granted pursuant to this act shall be determined by the commissioner after completion of a survey paid for by Philip Joannides of Franklin, Massachusetts.”; and in section 2, in line 4, by inserting after the word “report”, the second time it appears, the following: “at least 30 days prior to the execution of any final agreement granting an easement authorized under this act”,— were adopted.

The bill (House, No. 3190, amended) then was ordered to a third reading.

 

 

At fourteen minutes before twelve o’clock noon, on motion of Miss Reinstein of Revere (Mr. Donnelly of Boston being in the Chair), the House recessed until the hour of one o’clock P.M.; and at eight minutes after one o’clock the House was called to order with Mr. DiMasi of Boston in the Chair.

 

 

Engrossed Bill — State Loan.

The engrossed Bill relative to certain bonds issued by the Commonwealth (see House, No. 3907) (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 “loan” bill as defined by Section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution); and on the roll call 147 members voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative.

[See Yea and Nay No. 102 in Supplement.]

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

 

Orders of the Day.

The House report of 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, was considered.

Pending the question on acceptance of the report, the petition was referred to the committee on the Judiciary, on motion of Mr. Marini of Hanson. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

 

The House report of the committee on Transportation, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1711) of Francis L. Marini and other members of the House relative to reducing traffic congestion by further regulating the operation of certain commercial vehicles, was accepted.

 

The House Bill relative to fire insurance (House, No. 2348) was considered.

Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Mr. Marini of Hanson and other members of the House moved that it be amended in lines 8 and 9, by striking out the words “, unless no liability exists as to the mortgagor”.

The amendment was adopted; and the bill (House, No. 2348, amended) was ordered to a third reading.

 

The House Bill relative to activities at election polling places (House, No. 2501) was considered.

Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, further consideration thereof was postponed, on motion of Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, until the next sitting.

 

The House Bill authorizing the conservation commission of the town of Dennis to establish fees for the employment of consultants (House, No. 4188) was considered.

Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, further consideration thereof was postponed, on motion of Mr. Kujawski of Webster, until the next sitting.

 

The House Bill relative to child passenger safety (House, No. 4199) was considered.

Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, further consideration thereof was postponed, on motion of Mr. Marini of Hanson, until the next sitting.

 

House reports

Of the committee on Taxation, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1702) of Francis L. Marini and other members of the House for legislation to provide a one-time tax credit for joining the organ donor program or for becoming certified to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and

Of the same committee, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4106) of a message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, recommending legislation relative to promoting fiscal responsibility in the Commonwealth;

Severally were considered.

Pending the question, in each instance, on acceptance of the report, further consideration thereof was postponed, on motions of Mr. Marini of Hanson, until the next sitting.

 

The House Bill increasing the number of days to appeal the decisions of a zoning variance permitting body in a municipality from twenty (20) to forty (40) (House, No. 3128) was ordered to a third reading.

 

The Senate Bill relative to the development of an athletic facility by the Assabet Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District (Senate, No. 1815, amended) was read a second time.

Pending the question on the amendment previously recommended by the committee on Ways and Means,— that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in House document numbered 4392,— Mr. LeDuc of Marlborough moved that the proposed substitute text be amended in section 1, in line 21, by striking out the following: “sections 26, 27” and inserting in place thereof the following: “section 26-27F, inclusive,”.

The further amendment was adopted.

The amendment recommended by the committee on Ways and Means, as amended, then also was adopted; and the bill (Senate, No. 1815, amended) was ordered to a third reading.

 

The Senate Bill to ensure eligibility for unemployment insurance for victims of domestic violence (Senate, No. 1984); and

The House Bill to ensure eligibility for unemployment insurance for victims of domestic violence (House, No. 4258);

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

Subsequently, under suspension of the rules, on motion of Ms. Donovan of Woburn, the Senate Bill relative to unemployment benefits for victims of domestic violence (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading), reported by said committee to be correctly drawn, was read a third time.

Said committee reported recommending that the bill be consolidated with the House Bill to ensure eligibility for unemployment insurance for victims of domestic violence (House, No. 4258), likewise referred (this day) to said committee; and the report was accepted.

After debate on the question on passing the consolidated bill to be engrossed, in concurrence, the sense of the House was taken by yeas and nays, at the request of Ms. Donovan; and on the roll call 147 members voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative.

[See Yea and Nay No. 103 in Supplement.]

Therefore the bill (Senate, No. 1984) was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 

The Senate Bill authorizing the Department of Environmental Management to acquire conservation restrictions in lands of the town of Hatfield and the Hatfield Water Commission (Senate, No. 1985) was read a second time.

Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Mr. Hall of Westford moved that it be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in House document numbered 4404.

The amendment was adopted; and the bill (Senate, No. 1985, amended) was ordered to a third reading.

 

House bills

Modifying the Governor’s Highway Safety Committee (printed as Senate, No. 1205, changed);

Providing for the destruction of certain dogs (House, No. 1539);

Relative to regional retirement systems (House, No. 2040);

Relative to increasing the availability of protective gear for renters of recreational sports equipment (House, No. 2283);

Relative to expediting state and federal funding (House, No. 3936); and

Relative to the licensing of sign installers (House, No. 4067);

Severally were read a second time.

Pending the question, in each instance, on ordering the bill to a third reading, further consideration thereof was postponed, on motions of Mr. Marini of Hanson, until the next sitting.

 

The House Bill relative to infectious disease control (House, No. 4158) was read a second time; and it was ordered to a third reading.

 

The House Bill increasing the penalty for passing a school bus (House, No. 4239) was read a second time.

Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Mr. Toomey of Cambridge and other members of the House moved that it be amended by substitution of a bill with the same title (House, No. 4405), which was read.

The amendment was adopted; and the substituted bill was ordered to a third reading.

 

The House Bill relative to speed limits in cities and towns (House, No. 4318) was read a second time.

Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Mr. Hynes of Marshfield and other members of the House moved that it be amended in section 2, in line 10, by inserting after the word “area” the words “; provided, however, that the road in question be wholly contained in said municipality”.

The amendment was adopted; and the bill (House, No. 4318, amended) was ordered to a third reading.

 

The House Bill providing for insurance coverage of certain clinical trials (House, No. 4376) was read a second time; and it was ordered to a third reading.

Subsequently, under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Mariano of Quincy, the bill (having been reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) was read a third time.

Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, the same member moved that it be amended in section 1, in line 43, by inserting after the word “patient” the word “outcome”.

After remarks the amendment was adopted.

After remarks on the question on passing the bill, as amended, to be engrossed, the sense of the House was taken by yeas and nays, at the request of Mr. Koutoujian of Newton; and on the roll call 147 members voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative.

[See Yea and Nay No. 104 in Supplement.]

Therefore the bill (House, No. 4376, amended) was passed to be engrossed. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

 

The House Bill recommending legislation relative to making appropriations for certain one-time investments, improvements and payments (House, No. 4393) was read a second time; and it was ordered to a third reading.

Subsequently, under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Rogers of Norwood, the bill (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn), its title having been changed by said committee to read: “An Act making appropriations for certain one-time investments, improvements and payments.”, was read a third time.

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 Mr. Hynes of Marshfield; and on the roll call 140 members voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative.

[See Yea and Nay No. 105 in Supplement.]

Therefore the bill was passed to be engrossed. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

 

The House report of the committee on Banks and Banking, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1533) of J. Joseph Lydon and George Rogers for legislation to regulate the issuance of bank checks or money orders, was considered.

Pending the question on acceptance of the report, further consideration thereof was postponed, on motion of Mr. Rogers of New Bedford, until the next sitting.

 

The House report of the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, ought NOT to pass, on a message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to the reorganization of certain functions within the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3029) was considered.

Pending the question on acceptance of the report, further consideration thereof was postponed, on motion of Mr. Marini of Hanson, until the next sitting.

 

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.