JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Tuesday, October 7, 2003.
 
 
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.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (filed with the Clerk) were referred, under Rule 85, to the committee on Rules:
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Howland of Freetown) congratulating Russell Edward DaSilva on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Kujawski of Webster) honoring Chief John E. Creighton on the occasion of his retirement from the Uxbridge Police Department;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Patrick of Falmouth and other members of the House) congratulating the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod on supporting the “Lights on After School!” program;
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Paulsen of Belmont) congratulating Daniel Moriarty Oven on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America; and
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Walrath of Stow) congratulating Thomas Joseph Coolidge on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America;
Mr. Scaccia 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. Fagan of Taunton, the resolutions (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) were considered forthwith; and they were adopted.

Petitions.

Mr. Murphy of Lowell presented a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4216) of Kevin J. Murphy, Steven C. Panagiotakos, David M. Nangle and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. (with the approval of the city council) that the city of Lowell be authorized to pay a certain unpaid bill to Sprague Energy Corporation; and the same was referred to the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

Petitions severally were presented and referred as follows:
By Mr. Greene of Billerica, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William G. Greene, Jr., and other members of the General Court relative to the Inland Fisheries and Game Fund.
By Ms. L’Italien of Andover, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Barbara A. L’Italien, Susan C. Tucker and Barry R. Finegold for legislation to direct the State Board of Retirement to grant certain creditable service to Thomas J. Madden.
By Mr. O’Brien of Kingston, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Thomas J. O’Brien, William M. Straus, Mark A. Howland, Marc R. Pacheco and another for legislation to direct the State Board of Retirement to grant a certain accidental death benefit to Julie Hutcheson.
By Mr. Peterson of Grafton (by request), petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kathleen M. Murphy relative to the age for eligibility under the definition of a child in need of services.
By Mr. Petrolati of Ludlow, petition (subject to Joint Rules 12 and 9) of Thomas M. Petrolati relative to the water withdrawal registration granted to the water and sewer commission of the city of Springfield under the Water Management Act.
By Mrs. Pope of Wayland, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Susan W. Pope relative to retirement benefits for employees of educational collaboratives.
By Mr. Wallace of Boston, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian P. Wallace and John A. Hart, Jr., relative to drug offender registration and community notification.
Severally, under Rule 24, to the committee on Rules.

Papers from the Senate.

Bills
Authorizing the town of Lunenburg to establish a capital improvement trust fund and a bond and note proceeds investment fund (Senate, No. 1144, amended by striking out section 3) (on a petition) [Local Approval Received];
Designating a certain portion of state highway Route 44 as the Prisoner of War-Missing in Action Highway (Senate, No. 1893, amended in lines 5 and 6, and also in the title, by striking out, in each instance, the word “Memorial”) (on a petition);
Authorizing the town of Lunenburg to convey a certain parcel of land (Senate, No. 1952) (on a petition) [Local Approval Received];
Severally passed to be engrossed by the Senate, were read; and they were referred, under Rule 7A, to the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.

A petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2104) of Stanley C. Rosenberg (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the unemployment compensation fund in the town of Gill, was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government.

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 Christopher J. Donelan and Stanley C. Rosenberg for payment from the state treasury of a certain sum of money to Adam Dzialo. Under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Rodrigues of Westport, the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Ways and Means. Sent to the Senate for concurrence in the suspension of Joint Rule 12.

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 William Francis Galvin and Angelo M. Scaccia relative to certain rules for notaries including electronic notarization. To the committee on the Judiciary.
Petition (accompanied by bill) of James H. Fagan for legislation to authorize the Division of Employment and Training to establish a sick leave bank for Donna M. Tansey, an employee of said department. To the committee on Public Service.
Under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Rodrigues of Westport, the reports were considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 then was suspended, in each instance. Severally sent to the Senate for concurrence.
 
By Mr. Hall of Westford, for the committee on State Administration, on a petition, a Bill relative to the disposition of certain state-owned land in the city of Medford (House, No. 3076). Read; and referred, under Rule 33, to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. O’Flaherty of Chelsea, for the committee on the Judiciary, on a petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Luella Erwin an employee of the Trial Court (House, No. 1528).
By Mrs. Owens-Hicks of Boston, for the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government, on House, order No. 4138, a Bill to create appointed positions of town treasurer and town collector in the town of Charlton (House, No. 4105) [Local Approval Received].
By Mr. Greene of Billerica, for the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, on a petition, a Bill authorizing a public waterfront walkway to be exempted from the harbor line in the Charlestown Navy Yard, city of Boston (House, No. 3857).
By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, for the committee on Public Safety, on Senate, No. 1370 and House, No. 204, a Bill providing for distinctive motor vehicle plates for recipients of the Combat Infantry Badge (House, No. 204).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to convictions of motor vehicle violations and license suspensions and revocations in other states or countries (House, No. 981).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to the registration of motor vehicles owned and operated as part of a carsharing service (House, No. 1335).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to the dissemination of criminal record information to private detectives (House, No. 1721).
By the same member, for the same committee, on House, Nos. 1910, 1920, 2496 and 3397, a Bill to require the use of safety helmets for persons under the age of sixteen while operating bicycles, in-line skates, scooters, and skateboards (House, No. 1920).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to operating an uninsured motor vehicle (House, No. 2116).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to the operation of motor vehicles by unlicensed operators (House, No. 2504, changed in line 4 by striking out the figures: “$1,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures: “$100”).
By the same member, for the same committee, on House, Nos. 1560 and 2289, a Bill relative to jet skis, surf jets, wet bikes and other personal watercraft in municipalities (House, No. 4213).
By Mr. Hall of Westford, for the committee on State Administration, on House, No. 3986, a Bill authorizing the Plymouth Airport Commission to lease certain parcels of land (House, No. 4214).
Severally read; and referred, under Rule 7A, to the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.

By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the following Bills ought to pass
Senate bills
Bill authorizing the town of Abington to transfer certain funds (Senate, No. 2038) [Local Approval Received]; and
Bill authorizing the town of Abington to pay a certain unpaid bill (Senate, No. 2039) [Local Approval Received]; and
House bills
Bill releasing certain land located in the town of Danvers from the operation of an agricultural preservation restriction (House, No. 1594); and
Bill relative to the issuance of pension funding bonds by the city of Fall River (House, No. 3996) [Local Approval Received];
Severally referred, under Rule 7A, to the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.
Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for said committee, reported that the matters be scheduled for consideration by the House; and, under said rule, they were placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting for a second reading.

By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for the committee on Ways and Means, on House No. 3884, reported, in part, a Bill making certain changes to the tax laws of the Commonwealth (House, No. 4215). 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; and, under said rule, it was placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting for a second reading.

By Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, that the following matters be scheduled for consideration by the House:
Senate bills
Authorizing the town of Tewksbury to establish an affordable housing trust fund (Senate, No. 1182) [Local Approval Received];
Authorizing the conservation commission of the town of Andover to grant an easement (Senate, No. 1183) [Local Approval Received]; and
Authorizing the appointment of Kelly McNiff as a firefighter in the town of Bourne notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (Senate, No. 1968) [Local Approval Received]; and
The House Bill to regulate hours of employment in movie theaters and food stores for persons under age eighteen (House, No. 4158);
Severally placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting for a second reading.

Orders of the Day.

The House Bill relative to the civil service eligibility list for fire service in the town of Norwood (House, No. 4165), 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.

Recess.

At ten minutes after eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Peter­son of Grafton (Mr. Donato of Medford being in the Chair), the House recessed until twelve o’clock noon; and at that time the House was called to order with Mr. Donato in the Chair.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Bill relative to Sunday sales of alcohol (House, No. 1474) 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 Mr. Peterson of Grafton, the bill was read a second time forthwith; and it was ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Bill relative to compensation for certain erroneous felony convictions (House, No. 4166) 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 Mr. Rodrigues of Westport, the bill was read a second time forthwith; and it was ordered to a third reading.

Order.

On motion of Mr. Finneran of Boston,—
Ordered, That when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.


At six minutes after twelve o’clock noon, on motion of Mrs. Paulsen of Belmont (Mr. Donato of Medford being in the Chair), the House adjourned, to meet tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.