JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Thursday, September 11, 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).

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.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (filed with the Clerk) were referred, under Rule 85, to the committee on Rules:
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Jones of North Reading) commemorating the town of North Reading on celebrating its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary;
Resolutions (filed by Representatives Casey of Winchester and Donovan of Woburn) in recognition of the town of Stoneham’s tenth annual Al Duff Jr. Memorial Run for D.A.R.E.;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. LeDuc of Marlborough) congratulating Sam and Marilyn Urato on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. O’Flaherty of Chelsea) on the occasion of a Day of Remembrance for September 11, 2001;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Scibak of South Hadley) congratulating the Trinity Lutheran Church on the occasion of its one hundred and tenth anniversary;
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Teahan of Whitman) honoring the valiant crew of the U.S.S. Coos Bay; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Walsh of Boston) congratulating Maryanne Cataldo on receiving the New England and Massachusetts Entrepreneurial Success Award;
Mr. DiMasi 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. Nyman of Hanover, the resolutions (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) were considered forthwith; and they were adopted.

Petitions.

Petitions severally were presented and referred as follows:
By Mr. Lantigua of Lawrence, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4159) of William Lantigua, David M. Torrisi, Barry R. Finegold and Susan C. Tucker (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to establishing a requirement that voters produce a photographic identification in order to receive an election ballot in the town of Lawrence. To the committee on Election Laws.
By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4164) of Frank I. Smizik, Cynthia S. Creem, Michael F. Rush, Brian P. Golden, Jr., Jeffrey Sanchez and others (by vote of the town) that the town of Brookline be authorized to lease certain property owned by said town. To the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government.
By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4165) of John H. Rogers (by vote of the town) relative to the certification and appointment of Jennifer Gover as a fire fighter in the town of Norwood. To the committee on Public Service.
Severally sent to the Senate for concurrence.

Miss Garry of Dracut presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Colleen M. Garry, Kathleen M. Teahan and Michael W. Morrissey relative to establishing the Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery; and the same was referred, under Rule 24, to the committee on Rules.
Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for the committee on Rules and the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, then reported recommending that Joint Rule 12 be suspended. Under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Donato of Medford, the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on State Administration. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.
Subsequently, the Senate having concurred, Mrs. Teahan of Whitman, for said committee on State Administration, on the foregoing petition, reported a Bill establishing the Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery (House, No. 4161). Read; and referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for said committees, then reported recommending that the Bill ought to pass. 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 Miss Garry of Dracut, the bill was read a second and (having been reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) a third time forthwith.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mrs. Tea­han of Whitman moved that it be amended in line 00 by striking out the words “a member of the” and inserting in place thereof the words “surviving spouse or offspring of”; and in line 00, by striking out the word “family”.
The amendment was adopted; and the bill (House, No. 4161, amended) was passed to be engrossed. Sent to the Senate for con­currence.

Papers from the Senate.

A Bill authorizing the appointment of Kelly McNiff as a firefighter in the town of Bourne notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (Senate, No. 1968) (on a petition) [Local Approval Received], passed to be engrossed by the Senate, was read; and it was referred, under Rule 7A, to the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.

A petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2070) of Susan C. Tucker, James R. Miceli and Barry R. Finegold (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Tewksbury to grant an easement for utility purposes, was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on State Administration.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for the committee on Rules, that Joint Rule 7B be suspended on the petition of James H. Fagan and Marc R. Pacheco relative to authorizing the city of Taunton to lease certain recreational land of the John F. Parker Municipal Golf Course. Under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Nyman of Hanover, the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 7B was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

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 Martin J. Walsh relative to the Neighborhood House Charter School in the city of Boston. To the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.
Petition (accompanied by bill) of Paul J. Donato relative to the Mystic Valley Development Commission. To the committee on State Administration.
Petition (accompanied by bill) of Walter F. Timilty for legislation to designate a certain overpass in the town of Milton as the Private First Class Paul W. Curran Memorial Overpass. To the committee on Transportation.
Under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Donato of Medford, the reports were considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 then was suspended, in each instance. Severally sent to the Senate for con­currence.

By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, for the committee on Public Safety, on a petition, a Bill relative to the United We Stand distinctive vehicle registration plates (House, No. 4160). Read; and referred, under Rule 33, to the committee on Ways and Means.
Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for said committee, then reported recommending that the bill ought to pass. 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 Miss Garry of Dracut, the bill was read a second and (having been reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) a third time forthwith; and it was passed to be engrossed. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

By Mr. Bosley of North Adams, for the committee on Government Regulations, on a petition, a Bill relative to the issuance of additional liquor licenses in the town of Winchester (printed as Senate, No. 2032) [Local Approval Received]. 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 Donato of Medford, the bill was read a second time forthwith; and it was ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Rodrigues of Westport, for the committee on Commerce and Labor, on House, Nos. 493 and 494, a Bill to regulate hours of employment in movie theaters and food stores for persons under age eighteen (House, No. 4158). Read; and referred, under Rule 7A, to the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.

Engrossed Bills.

The engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Emanuel Roque an employee of the Department of Correction (see House, No. 3916) (which originated in the House), in respect to which the Senate had concurred in adoption of the emergency preamble, was passed to be enacted; and it was signed by the acting Speaker and sent to the Senate.

Engrossed bills
Designating a certain parcel of land in the city of Boston as the Guido Salvucci Bocci Court (see House, No. 3883); and
Authorizing the Devens Enterprise Commission to grant certain licenses (see House, No. 4144);
(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.

Miss Garry of Dracut being in the Chair,—
Engrossed bills
Relative to the United We Stand distinctive vehicle registration plates (see House, No. 4160); and
Establishing the Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery (see House, No. 4161, amended);
(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.

House bills
Relative to authorizing the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land in the city of Worcester (House, No. 3917); and
Authorizing Daniel P. Murphy to withdraw from a certain retirement program (House, No. 4140);
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. Finneran of Boston,—
Ordered, That when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.


At twenty-five minutes before one o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Peterson of Grafton (Miss Garry of Dracut being in the Chair), the House adjourned, to meet on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session.