JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
  Monday, August 26, 2002.
 
 

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session, with Mr. Casey of Winchester 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 of God, during this moment of silence we pause to pray that our faith in You remain dynamic and our trust in You and Your ways real and authentic. During these challenging and complex political and economic times help us to evaluate in a thoughtful and fair manner our legislative and personal options. With Your assistance as our guide may we always respond to our obligations in an honorable, truthful and ethical manner. Let not disappointments and discouragement lessen our commitment to serve You and the people who depend upon our good judgement.


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


At the request of the Chair (Mr. Casey), 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, recommending legislation relative to creation of an enhanced security zone at Logan Airport (House, No. 5318) was filed in the office of the Clerk on Friday, August 23.

The message was read; and it was referred, under Rule 30, with the accompanying draft of a bill, to the committee on Transportation. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

 

Resolutions.



Resolutions (filed with the Clerk by Mr. Rogers of New Bedford) congratulating George Mendes on the occasion of his 80th birthday, were referred, under Rule 85, to the committee on Rules.

Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for the committee on Rules, then reported that the resolutions ought to be adopted. Under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Rodrigues of Westport, the resolutions (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) were considered forthwith; and they were adopted.

 

Paper from the Senate.



The House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for a certain employee of the Department of Social Services (House, No. 5073) came from the Senate passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in Senate document numbered 2432; and striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title: “An Act establishing a paid leave bank for a certain employee of the department of social services.”.

Under suspension of Rule 35, on motion of Mr. Correia of Fall River, the amendments (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) were considered forthwith; and they were adopted, in concurrence.

 

Report of a Committee.



By Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, that the House Bill authorizing cities and towns to make applications for correction of determinations of value (House, No. 5197) be scheduled for consideration by the House.

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

 

Engrossed Bills.



Engrossed bills

Further regulating the licensing of public insurance adjusters (see House, No. 1211, amended);

Relative to safety of school sponsored travel (see House, No. 4937, amended); and

Relative to the issuance of certain bonds by the city of Everett (see House, No. 5228);

(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.

 

Orders of the Day.



The engrossed Bill authorizing an alternative method of construction for the Blue Hills and Spot Pond area covered water storage tanks (see House, No. 4816, amended), was again enacted; and it was signed by the acting Speaker and sent to the Senate.

 

House bills

Relative to civil service placement (House, No. 5016);

Providing for the elimination of the residency requirement for the town administrator of the town of Dedham (House, No. 5060); and

Relative to police powers in certain buildings in the town of Framingham (House, No. 5186);

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. Rushing of Boston,—

Ordered, That when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.

 

 

At twenty-one minutes after eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Donato of Medford, (Mr. Casey of Winchester being in the Chair) the House adjourned, to meet on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session.