JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Tuesday, September 4, 2001.
 
 

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session.

Prayer was offered by the Reverend Robert F. Quinn, C.S.P., Chaplain of the House, as follows:

With faith and confidence in You, Gracious God, we begin a new day, a new week and a new month by offering a prayer in which we ask for Your guidance and assistance in addressing legislative and public policy issues. May we continue to have high ideals, standards and goals as we struggle with the complex and challenging demands of these changing times. This new month also ushers in a new school year. May students, teachers and administrators strive for excellence in all aspects of education during this academic year and deepen their respect and love for wisdom, knowledge and truth which are the foundation stones of a peaceful, just and civil society.

Bestow Your blessings on the Speaker, the members and employees of this House and their families. Amen.

At the request of the Speaker, the members, guests and employees joined with him in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Messages 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. 4517) was filed in the office of the Clerk on Friday, August 31.

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.

A message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor (under the provisions of Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation relative to voting precincts in the town of Ludlow (House, No. 4518) was filed in the office of the Clerk on Friday, August 31.

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

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (filed with the Clerk) were referred, under Rule 85, to the committee on Rules:

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Carron of Southbridge) congratulating the Elm Street Congregational Church on the occasion of its 200th anniversary;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Linsky of Natick) congratulating Neil Szymczak on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Vallee of Franklin) congratulating Jonathan Alan Dearborn on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America;

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

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, that the House Bill relative to selective service registration (House, No. 2392) be scheduled for consideration by the House.

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

By Mr. Casey of Winchester, for the committee on Taxation, on House, Nos. 2, 4, 103, 109,189, 192, 193, 197, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 364, 366, 367, 368, 369, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 540, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558, 559, 561, 562, 563, 564, 565, 737, 739, 740, 741, 742, 743, 744, 745, 746, 747, 750, 751, 752, 753, 754, 755, 756, 757, 759, 760, 761, 762, 936, 938, 939, 940, 941, 942, 943, 1079, 1126, 1127, 1128, 1130, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1306, 1308, 1309, 1310, 1311, 1312, 1313, 1314, 1315, 1316, 1321, 1322, 1325, 1328, 1506, 1507, 1508, 1509, 1510, 1511, 1512, 1513, 1514, 1515, 1517, 1518, 1519, 1520, 1522, 1690, 1691, 1693, 1696, 1697, 1698, 1699, 1700, 1703, 1704, 1705, 1706, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 2078, 2079, 2082, 2083, 2084, 2086, 2088, 2089, 2090, 2091, 2092, 2094, 2095, 2096, 2098, 2099, 2262, 2263, 2264, 2265, 2269, 2270, 2271, 2273, 2275, 2276, 2437, 2438, 2439, 2440, 2442, 2443, 2444, 2445, 2446, 2447, 2448, 2449, 2450, 2451, 2452, 2453, 2454, 2455, 2456, 2457, 2458, 2459, 2461, 2622, 2623, 2625, 2626, 2627, 2628, 2794, 2795, 2796, 2797, 2798, 2799, 2800, 2801, 2803, 2804, 2805, 2806, 2807, 2809, 2810, 2811, 2812, 2813, 2815, 2816, 2994, 2995, 2996, 2997, 2998, 2999, 3000, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 3008, 3009, 3010, 3011, 3012, 3013, 3014, 3015, 3016, 3017, 3018, 3019, 3020, 3202, 3203, 3204, 3205, 3206, 3207, 3208, 3209, 3210, 3211, 3212, 3214, 3215, 3216, 3218, 3219, 3220, 3222, 3223, 3224, 3225, 3226, 3432, 3433, 3434, 3435, 3436, 3437, 3438, 3439, 3440, 3441, 3442, 3443, 3444, 3445, 3446, 3447, 3448, 3449, 3450, 3451, 3452, 3453, 3454, 3455, 3456, 3458, 3459, 3460, 3461, 3462, 3463, 3464, 3465, 3466, 3468, 3469, 3470, 3471, 3472, 3636, 3637, 3638, 3639, 3640, 3641, 3642, 3643, 3644, 3646, 3647, 3648, 3649, 3650, 3651, 3652, 3654, 3655, 3656, 3657, 3658, 3829, 3830, 3833, 3834, 3835, 3836, 3837, 3838, 3839, 3840, 3841, 3842, 3843, 3844, 3845, 3873, 3891, 3892, 3893, 3894, 3895, 3985, 3986, 3987, 3988, 3989, 3990, 3991, 3993, 3994, 4022, 4035, 4121, 4147, 4177 and 4205, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Taxation to make an investigation and study of certain House documents concerning tax burdens, tax incentives, personal income tax and various other related matters (House, No. 4520). Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for said committees, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the order; and recommending that the same be referred to the House committee on Rules. Under Rule 42, the report was considered forthwith; and it was accepted.

 

By Mr. Casey of Winchester, for the committee on Taxation, on a message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, a Bill permitting the town of Westport to make application for correction of a determination of value (printed in House, No. 4324).

By the same member, for the same committee, on House, No. 4322, a Bill authorizing the town of Westport to establish a preservation trust fund (House, No. 4519) [Local Approval Received].

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

Orders of the Day.

The Senate Bill authorizing the city of Newburyport to establish certain maintenance and capital investment funds (Senate, No. 1889), 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 House Bill providing for the annual observance of safe schools week (House, No. 2983) (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; and it was passed to be engrossed. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

Order.

On motion of Mr. Knuuttila of Gardner,—

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

At twenty-three minutes after eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Knuuttila, the House adjourned, to meet on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session.