JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Thursday, August 9, 2001.
 
 

Met at eleven minutes after eleven o’clock A.M., in Room A-1 of the State House Extension, 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.

Message from the Acting Governor.

A message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, submitting recommendations for 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. 4449) was filed in the office of the Clerk on Friday, August 3.

The message was read; and it was referred, under Rule 30, with the accompanying draft of a bill, to the committee on Ways and Means.

Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for said committee, then reported, on the foregoing message, 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 (printed in House, No. 4449) [Cost: $915,000,000], which was read.

Under suspension of the rules, on motion of the same member, 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. Jones of North Reading, the bill (having been reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) was read a third time; and it was passed to be engrossed. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

 

Statement of Representative Fox of Boston.

A statement of Ms. Fox of Boston was spread upon records of the House, as follows:

MR. SPEAKER: I would like to call to the attention of the House the fact that Representatives Barrios of Cambridge, Rushing of Boston, St. Fleur of Boston, Swan of Springfield and I, were absent from the House Chamber during the taking of Yea and Nay No. 105, on Wednesday, July 25, while on official business, meeting with the acting Governor, and were not notified that a roll call was in progress.

Papers from the Senate.

A petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2098) of Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Milton to transfer land to the Milton school department, was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Local Affairs.

A petition of Robert E. Travaglini and Anthony Petruccelli for legislation to exempt a theatrical group from the provisions of certain child labor laws, came from the Senate referred, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Commerce and Labor.

The House then concurred with the Senate in the suspension of said rule; and the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2104) was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Commerce and Labor.

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 petition of Eugene L. O’Flaherty for legislation to authorize the Department of Social Services to establish a sick leave bank for Dominique Gutierrez, an employee of said department. Under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. O’Flaherty of Chelsea, the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

By Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Bill relative to farmstand labor (House, No. 399),—and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Rules. Under Rule 42, the report was considered forthwith; and it was accepted.

By Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Bill relative to reprecincting (House, No. 993),— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Election Laws. Under Rule 42, the report was considered forthwith; and it was accepted.

 

By Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, that the House Bill relative to a certain alcoholic beverage license in the town of Westborough (House, No. 4143) [Local Approval Received] be scheduled for consideration by the House.

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

By Mr. Dempsey of Haverhill, for the committee on Public Service, on House, No. 4027, a Bill directing the Holyoke retirement board to retire John Daly (House, No. 4457). 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.

Under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Kane of Holyoke, the bill was read a second time forthwith; and it was ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Greene of Billerica, for the committee on Commerce and Labor, on House, Nos. 8, 52, 53, 234, 406, 577, 580, 581, 582, 956, 957, 1155, 1345, 1912, 2117, 2468, 2653, 2657, 2840, 2849, 3038, 3045, 3046, 3244, 3247, 3482, 3483, 3487 and 3672, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Commerce and Labor to make an investigation and study of certain House documents concerning consumer protection laws and other related matters (House, No. 4450).

By the same member, for the same committee, on House, Nos. 402, 405, 775, 776, 1154, 1165, 1343, 1537, 2107, 2839, 3248 and 3670, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Commerce and Labor to make an investigation and study of certain House documents concerning business transactions (House, No. 4451).

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 the 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. Cabral of New Bedford, for the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, on Senate, No. 713 and House, No. 270, a Bill providing for public access to licensure and monitoring information maintained by the Office of Child Care Services (House, No. 4455). Read; and referred, under Rule 33B, to the committee on Science and Technology.

 

By Mr. Greene of Billerica, for the committee on Commerce and Labor, on House, Nos. 75 and 76, a Bill relative to the unemployment insurance system (House, No. 4452).

By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, for the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, on a petition, a Bill relative to the direct care worker reserve fund (House, No. 2335).

By the same member, for the same committee, on House, Nos. 268 and 3739, a Bill to establish safe havens for newborn infants (House, No. 4453).

By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, for the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, on Senate, No. 1143 and House, Nos. 493 and 2014, a Bill establishing a household waste collection grant program (House, No. 4454).

By Mr. Broadhurst of Methuen, for the committee on Science and Technology, on a petition, a Bill establishing local technical assistance centers (House, No. 3956).

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

Engrossed Bills.

Engrossed bills

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

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 bill printed in House, No. 4449);

(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 Speaker and sent to the Senate.

Orders of the Day.

The Senate Bill authorizing the city of Medford to grant certain licenses (Senate, No. 1898), reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn, was read a third time; and it was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The Senate Bill relative to electronic communication with shareholders (Senate, No. 1792, changed and amended), reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn, was read a third time; and it was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. Sent to the Senate for concurrence in the amendment previously adopted by the House.

House bills

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

Relative to persons holding the office of selectman in the town of Westborough (House, No. 4146) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading); and

Authorizing the town of Hanover to issue an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4233);

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.

Order.

On motion of Mr. Peterson of Grafton,—

Ordered, That when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M., in Room A-1.

At twenty-two minutes before twelve o’clock noon, on motion of Mr. Kane of Holyoke, the House adjourned, to meet on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M., in Room A-1, in an Informal Session

 

 

 

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