JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Monday, September 23, 2002.
 
 

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session, with Mr. Donato of Medford 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. Donato), the members, guests and employees joined with him in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Guest of the House.

During the session, the Chair (Mr. Donato of Medford) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair, there being no objection; and introduced Cassandra Millet, Miss American Junior Teen of Massachusetts, from the city of Boston. Miss Millet was the guest of Representative St. Fleur of Boston.

Resolutions.

Resolutions (filed with the Clerk by Mrs. Walrath of Stow) congratulating Josephine J. Esielionis on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday, were referred, under Rule 85, to the committee on Rules.

Mr. DiMasi 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.

Petition.

Mr. Broadhurst of Methuen presented a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5004) of Sharon M. Pollard (mayor), Steven A. Baddour, Arthur J. Broadhurst and others (with the approval of the city council) relative to the payment of annual retirement benefits to David San Antonio by the city known as the town of Methuen; and the same was referred to the committee on Public Service. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

Engrossed Bills.

The engrossed Bill relative to bank and credit union employees retirement associations (see Senate, No. 2338, amended) (which originated in the Senate), 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

Relative to the Nantucket Islands Land Bank (see House, No. 3659);

Providing for the leasing and construction of improvements to the Coolidge School in the town of Watertown (see House, No. 4424, amended);

Relative to the board of licensing commissioners in the city of Springfield (see House, No. 4743); and

Designating a certain bridge in the town of North Attleborough as the Women War Veterans of North Attleborough Memorial Bridge (see House, No. 5156);

(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 House Bill relative to the retirement allowance of Louis Caton of the town of Dartmouth (House, No. 5071, changed), 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.

The Senate Bill directing the state board of retirement to pay a certain retirement benefit to the surviving spouse of State Trooper Michael Brugman (Senate, No. 1374, changed and amended), 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, in concurrence, Mr. Walsh of Boston moved that it be amended by striking out section 2 (inserted by amendment by the Senate) and inserting in place thereof the following two sections:

“SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of April 16, 1999.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.”.

The amendment was adopted; and the bill (Senate, No. 1374, changed and amended) was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. Sent to the Senate for concurrence in the amendment.

Order.

On motion of Mr. Finneran of Boston,—

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

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