JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Monday, October 22, 2001.
 
 

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o’clock, A.M., with Mrs. Harkins of Needham 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:

Eternal God, at the beginning of this new workday and week, we pray for the wisdom and the strength to renew our commitment to serve You and the people faithfully and our dedication to carry-out conscientiously our legislative and personal reponsibilities. Help us to remain loyal to our lofty ideals and sound principles which are necessary for achieving effective legislation and responsive government. In coping with the serious challenges of these uneasy times, inspire us to be equal to the task, fair addressing the current needs of both people and our communities, prudent in proposing new legislative remedies and steadfast in following high ethical standards. Guide our efforts to plan for a better tomorrow in which peace, security and opportunities for all are realities.

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

At the request,of the Chair (Mrs. Harkins), the members, guests and employees joined with her in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

 

Statement Concerning Representative Marini of Hanson.

A statement of Mr. Jones of North Reading concerning Representative Marini of Hanson was spread upon the records of the House, as follows:

MR. SPEAKER: I would like to call to the attention of the House the fact that one of our colleagues, Representative Marini of Hanson, will not be present in the House Chamber for today’s sitting due to a previously scheduled long-standing commitment outside of the Commonwealth. Any roll calls that he may miss today will be due entirely to the reason stated.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Finneran of Boston) joining Healthcare Dimensions Hospice in recognition of November 2001 as National Hospice Month;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Candaras of Wilbraham) honoring Dorothy Ferrell for her many years of commitment to the betterment of the East Longmeadow community;

Resolutions (filed by Representatives Lepper of Attleboro and Poirier of North Attleborough) honoring Dee Deforest on being named the 2001 Woman of Achievement by the Attleboro Area Business and Professional Women’s Club;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Petersen of Marblehead) on the occasion of the observance of SLOW . . . please! Day on October 28, 2001;

Resolutions (filed by Representatives Poirier of North Attleborough and Lepper of Attleboro) congratulating George Morin on the occasion of his retirement from the Attleboro Enterprises, Inc., Board of Directors;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Polito of Shrewsbury) congratulating Arthur R. Dobson for receiving the Harry S. Cutting, Jr. Award from Shrewsbury Community Services, Inc.; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Walsh of Boston) congratulating Walter (Richard) Monahan;

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

 

Communication.

A communication from the Board of Higher Education submitting a copy of a request for an appropriation to fund a collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Higher Education and the Massachusetts Teachers Association/Association of Professional Administrators, was placed on file.

 

Annual and Special Reports.

The annual report of the Joint Labor-Management Committee for Municipal Police and Fire (under the provisions of Clause (a) of subdivision 3 of Section 1 of Chapter 589 of the General Laws) relative to the results of invoking the special provisions for the resolution of a dispute over the provisions of collective bargaining agreements; and

A quarterly report of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (under the provisions of section 5L of Chapter 152 of the Acts of 1997) relative to all contracts regarding the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center project entered into by said authority;

Severally were placed on file.

 

Paper from the Senate.

A report of the trustees of the Boston Metropolitan District (under the provisions of Section 2 of Chapter 383 of the Acts of 1929) submitting its annual report for the year 2000 (Senate, No. 2115), was spread upon the records of the House; and returned to the Senate.

 

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, for the committee on Public Safety, on House, Nos. 2925, 3941, 3943, 3944, 3945, 3947, 4323, 4388 and 4493, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Public Safety to make an investigation and study of certain House documents concerning motor vehicles, school buses and parole hearings (House, No. 4677).

By Mr. Casey of Winchester, for the committee on Taxation, on House, Nos. 189, 194, 548, 2093, 3890, 4217 and 4218, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Taxation to make an investigation and study of certain House documents concerning income tax rates and incentives (House, No. 4678).

Severally referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Subsequently Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for said committees, reported, in each instance, asking to be discharged from further consideration of said orders; and recommending that the same severally be referred to the House committee on Rules.

Under Rule 42, the reports severally were considered forthwith; and they were accepted.

 

Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for the committee on Rules, on the Order relative to authorizing the committee on Insurance to make an investigation and study of certain Senate and House documents concerning insurance regulations in the Commonwealth (House, No. 4170) reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2360) of Ronald Mariano relative to commercial contracts of insurance,— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Insurance. Under Rule 42, the report was considered forthwith; and it was accepted.

 

Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for the committee on Rules, on the Order relative to authorizing the committee on Insurance to make an investigation and study of certain Senate and House documents concerning the requirements and coverage for life, health, motor vehicle and homeowners insurance (House, No. 4406) reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 748) of Brian A. Joyce for legislation relative to requirements for group life and health insurance,— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Insurance. Under Rule 42, the report was considered forthwith; and it was accepted.

 

By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for the committee on Ways and Means, on a message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, a Bill making certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, before final action on the General Appropriation Bill for that fiscal year (printed in House, No. 4668) [Cost: $2,006,500,000.00], which was read.

Under suspension of the rules, on motion of the same member, 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. Toomey of Cambridge, for the committee on Public Safety, on House, No. 2596, a Bill relative to the educational requirements of steam boiler engineers and firemen (House, No. 4679).

By Mr. Casey of Winchester, for the committee on Taxation, on a petition, a Bill clarifying the sales tax on electricity (House, No. 2083).

Severally read; and referred, under Rule 33, to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

Engrossed Bill.

The engrossed Bill making certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, before final action on the General Appropriation Bill for that fiscal year (see House bill printed in House, No. 4668) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted; and it was signed by the acting Speaker and sent to the Senate.

 

Orders of the Day.

House bills

Establishing the Acton economic development and industrial corporation (House, No. 4011); and

Authorizing certain terms for borrowing by the town of Norfolk for constructing a golf course (House, No. 4423);

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.

 

Senate bills

Limiting the amount of fees that staffing agencies may charge employees for transportation (Senate, No. 2095); and

Relative to repeat offenders of the crime of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (Senate, No. 2116); and

House bills

Relative to creating an advisory board to the Massachusetts Port Authority (House, No. 1874);

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

Authorizing the town of Fairhaven to issue an additional license for the sale of beer and wine to Excel Restaurant Group, Inc. d/b/a Hickory Creek, (House No. 4321)

Severally were read second time; and they were ordered to a third reading.

 

 

At seventeen minutes after eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Larkin of Pittsfield (Mrs. Harkins of Needham being in the Chair), the House recessed until the hour of one o’clock P.M.; and at eight minutes after one o’clock the House was called to order with Mr. Tobin of Quincy in the Chair.

The Chair (Mr. Tobin) thereupon declared a further recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at twenty-five minutes after one o’clock the House was called to order with the Speaker in the, Chair.

The Speaker thereupon declared a further recess until half past two o’clock P.M.; and at twenty minutes before three o’clock the House was called to order with the Speaker in the Chair.

The House thereupon took a further recess until half past three o’clock P.M.; and at twelve minutes before four o’clock the House was called to order with Mrs. Harkins of Needham in the Chair.

 

 

The House Bill relative to establishing Representative districts in the General Court (printed in House, No. 4700, App. A) was read a second time; and it was ordered to a third reading.

Under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Petrolati of Ludlow, the bill (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) was read a third time forthwith.

Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mrs. Provost of Sandwich moved that the bill be amended by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 27 to 31, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Fifth Barnstable. — Consisting of precincts 10, 11 and 12, of the town of Barnstable, precinct 4, of the town of Bourne, precincts 1 and 3, of the town of Mashpee, and all precincts, of the town of Sandwich, all in the county of Barnstable.”; and by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 454 to 457, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Second Plymouth. — Consisting of precincts 1, 2 and 3, of the town of Bourne, in the county of Barnstable; and the towns of Carver and Wareham, both in the county of Plymouth.”.

After remarks the amendments were adopted.

After remarks on the question on passing the bill, as amended, to be engrossed, Mr. Jones of North Reading and other members of the House moved that the bill be amended by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 451, 452 and 453 and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

First Plymouth. — Consisting of precincts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, and 14, of the town of Plymouth, in the county of Plymouth.”; and by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 488 to 492, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Twelfth Plymouth. — Consisting of precincts 1 and 6, of the town of Duxbury, precinct 1, of the town of Halifax, the town of Kingston, precincts 1 and 5, of the town of Middleborough, precincts 1, 11 and 13 of the town of Plymouth, and the town of Plympton, all in the county of Plymouth.”.

The amendments were adopted.

Mr. Jones of North Reading and other members of the House moved that the bill be amended by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 676, 677 and 678 and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Eleventh Worcester. — Consisting of the town of Shrewsbury, and precincts 1 and 4, of the town of Westborough, all in the county of Worcester.”.

The amendment was adopted.

Mr. Jones of North Reading and other members of the House moved that the bill be amended by striking out the two paragraphs contained in lines 132 to 136, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following two paragraphs:

Fourth Essex. — Consisting of precincts 1 and 3, of the town of Boxford, and the towns of Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and precinct 2, of the town of Middleton, all in the county of Essex.

Fifth Essex. — Consisting of the towns of Essex and Rockport, and the city of Gloucester, both in the county of Essex.”; and by striking out the paragraph contained in 158, 159 and 160 and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Thirteenth Essex. — Consisting of the towns of Danvers and Topsfield, all precincts of ward 6, of the city of Peabody, all in the county of Essex.”.

The amendments were adopted.

Ms. Blumer of Framingham then moved that the bill be amended by striking out the two paragraphs contained in lines 267 to 272, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following two paragraphs:

Sixth Middlesex. — Consisting of precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, and 17, of the town of Framingham, in the county of Middlesex.

Seventeenth Middlesex. — Consisting of the town of Ashland, and precincts 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, and 16, of the town of Framingham, both in the county of Middlesex.”.

The amendments were adopted.

Mr. Ayers of Quincy and other members of the House moved that the bill be amended by striking out the two paragraphs contained in lines 394 to 402, inclusive, inserting in place thereof the following two paragraphs:

First Norfolk. — Consisting of precincts 3 and 4 of ward 3, precincts 1 and 3 of ward 4, precincts 2 and 5 of ward 5, and all precincts of ward 6, of the city of Quincy, and precincts 5 and 6 of the town of Randolph, both in the county of Norfolk.

Second Norfolk. — Consisting of all precincts in ward 1, precincts 1, 2, and 5 of ward 3, precincts 2 and 4 of ward 4 and precincts 1, 3, and 4 of ward 5, of the city of Quincy, in the county of Norfolk.”.

The amendment was adopted.

Messrs. Spellane of Worcester and Pedone of Worcester moved that the bill be amended by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 682 to 685, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Thirteenth Worcester. — Consisting of all precincts of ward 9, of the city of Worcester, precincts 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 of ward 1, of the city of Worcester, precinct 3 of ward 10, of the city of Worcester, and the town of Paxton, both in the county of Worcester.”; and by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 690 to 693, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Fifteenth Worcester. — Consisting of precincts 2 and 4 of ward 3, of the city of Worcester, all precincts of ward 4, of the city of Worcester, precinct 3 of ward 5, of the city of Worcester, and precincts 1 and 2 and 4 and 5 of ward 10, of the city of Worcester, in the county of Worcester.”.

The amendment was adopted.

Mr. Jones of North Reading and other members of the House moved that the bill be amended by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 63 to 66, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

First Bristol. — Consisting of the town of Foxborough, in the county of Norfolk; and precincts 1, 3 and 6, of the town of Mansfield, and precincts 3, 4 and 5, of the town of Norton, both in the county of Bristol.”; and by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 115 to 118, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Fourteenth Bristol. — Consisting of precinct B of ward 3, of the city of Attleboro, precincts 2 and 5, of the town of Mansfield, the town of North Attleborough, and precinct 2, of the town of Norton, all in the county of Bristol.”.

The amendments were adopted.

Mr. Jones of North Reading and other members of the House moved that the bill be amended by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 43 to 50, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Second Berkshire. — Consisting of the towns of Becket, Cheshire, Dalton, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesborough, New Ashford, Peru, Richmond, Washington and Windsor, and precinct B of ward one, of the city of Pittsfield, in the county of Berkshire; the towns of Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Colrain, Leyden, Northfield and Shelburne, all in the county of Franklin; and the towns of Cummington, Middlefield and Plainfield, all in the county of Hampshire.”; by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 186 to 191, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

First Franklin. — Consisting of the towns of Conway, Deerfield, Leverett, Montague, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Wendell and Whately all in the county of Franklin; and precincts A and D, of the town of Belchertown, and the towns of Chesterfield, Goshen, Huntington, Pelham, Williamsburg and Worthington, all in the county of Hampshire.”; and by striking out the two paragraphs contained in lines 242 to 247, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following two paragraphs:

First Hampshire. — Consisting of the town of Montgomery, in the county of Hampden; and the towns of Hatfield, Southampton and Westhampton, and the city of Northampton, all in the county of Hampshire.

Second Hampshire. — Consisting of the towns of Easthampton, Hadley and South Hadley, all in the county of Hampshire.”.

The amendments were adopted.

Mr. Timilty of Milton then moved that the bill be amended by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 417 to 420, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Seventh Norfolk. — Consisting of precincts 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 of the town of Milton, and precincts 1, 2, 4, 7 and 8 of the town of Randolph, both in the county of Norfolk.”.

The amendment was rejected.

Representatives Travis of Rehoboth and Haddad of Somerset moved that the bill be amended in section 1 by striking out the two paragraphs contained in lines 73 to 80, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following two paragraphs:

Fourth Bristol. — Consisting of precinct 1, of the town of Norton, the towns of Rehoboth and Seekonk, and precincts 1, 3, 4, and 5, of the town of Swansea, all in the county of Bristol.

Fifth Bristol. — Consisting of the towns of Dighton and Somerset, precinct 2, of the town of Swansea, precinct A of ward 1, precinct B of ward 4 and all precincts of ward 6, of the city of Taunton, all in the county of Bristol.”.

The amendments were adopted.

Mr. Petrolati of Ludlow then moved that the bill be amended by adding at the end thereof the following section:

“SECTION 2. The supreme judicial court shall have jurisdiction of any petition for a writ of mandamus relative to the establishment of 160 representative districts under section 1 of this act. Every such petition shall be filed in said court within 10 days after the effective date of this act.”; and by inserting before the enacting clause the following emergency preamble:

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for a new division of the commonwealth into 160 representative districts, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.”.

The amendments were adopted.

Mr. Asselin of Springfield then moved that the bill be amended by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 210 to 213, inclusive, and inserting in their place the following paragraph:

Sixth Hampden. — Consisting of precinct B of ward 2, precincts A, B and C of ward 4 and precinct B of ward 5, of the city of Chicopee, precinct E of ward 2 in Springfield, and the town of West Springfield, all in the county of Hampden.”; and by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 224 to 227, inclusive, and inserting in their place the following paragraph:

Ninth Hampden. — Precincts A, B, C, D, F. G and H in ward 2, precincts C, D, G and H of ward 5, precinct H of ward 7, and precincts A, B, D and H of ward 8, of the city of Springfield, and precinct A of ward 5 in the city of Chicopee, in the county of Hampden.”.

The amendments were adopted.

Messrs. O’Brien of Kingston and Flynn of Bridgewater moved that the bill be amended in section 1 by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 466, 467 and 468 and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Sixth Plymouth. — Consisting of the towns of Duxbury, Hanson and Pembroke, all in the county of Plymouth.”; and by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 488 to 492, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Twelfth Plymouth. — Consisting of the town of Halifax, the town of Kingston, precincts 1 and 5, of the town of Middleborough, precincts 1, 2 and 13, of the town of Plymouth, and the town of Plympton, all in the county of Plymouth.”.

The amendments were rejected.

Mr. Knuuttila of Gardner and other members of the House moved that the bill be amended in line 193 by striking out the words “and Orange” and inserting in place thereof the words “, Orange and Warwick”; and in lines 647 and 648 by striking out the words “the town of Warwick, in the county of Franklin”.

The amendments were adopted.

Mr. Peterson of Grafton then moved that the bill be amended by striking out the paragraph contained in liens 320 to 324, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Nineteenth Middlesex. — Consisting of precincts 1, 3 and 4, of the town of Lynnfield, and precinct 1, of the town of Middleton, both in the county of Essex; and the town of North Reading, and precincts 1, 4, 6, 7 and 8, of the town of Reading, both in the county of Middlesex.”; and by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 362 to 365, inclusive, sand inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Thirtieth Middlesex. — Consisting of precincts 2, 3 and 5, of the town of Reading, precinct 3, of the town of Stoneham, and all precincts of wards 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, of the city of Woburn, all in the county of Middlesex.”.

The amendments were adopted.

Ms. Rogeness of Longmeadow and other members of the House moved that the bill be amended by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 200 to 203, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Second Hampden. — Consisting of the town of East Longmeadow, the towns of Hampden and Longmeadow and precincts D and F of ward 6, of the city of Springfield, all in the county of Hampden.”;

By striking out the paragraph contained in lines 228 to 231, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Tenth Hampden. — Consisting of precincts A, B, C, D, E, F and H of ward 1, precincts B, C, D, F, G and H of ward 3, and precincts A, C, and E of ward 6, of the city of Springfield, in the county of Hampden.”;

By striking out the paragraph contained in 237 to 240, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Twelfth Hampden. — Consisting of precincts G and H of ward 6, precincts B, C, D, E, F and G of ward 7, of the city of Springfield, and the towns of Wilbraham and Monson, all in the county of Hampden.”;

By striking out the paragraph contained in lines 204 and 205 and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Third Hampden. — Consisting of the towns of Agawam, Granville and Southwick and Precinct B of ward 6 of the city of Springfield in the county of Hampden.”; and

By striking out the paragraph contained in lines 206 and 207 and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Fourth Berkshire. — Consisting of the towns of Alford, Egremont, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Marlborough and Otis, precinct 5B of the city of Pittsfield, the towns of Sandisfield, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham and West Stockbridge, all in the county of Berkshire; and the towns of Blandford, Chester, Russell and Toland, both in the county of Hampden.”.

The amendments were rejected.

Mr. Falzone of Saugus then moved that bill be amended by striking out, in lines 617 to 618, the words “precincts two and ten, of the town of Saugus, in the county of Essex,”; and by inserting after the word “one,”, in line 146, the figure “2,”; and by striking out, in line 146, the words “and nine” and inserting in place thereof the figures “9 and 10”.

The amendments were rejected.

Mr. Carron of Southbridge then moved that the bill be amended in lines 657 and 658 by striking out the words “North Brookfield”; by inserting after the word “two,”, in line 662, the words “North Brookfield”; and by striking out, in line 663, the words “and precincts one and four of the town of Spencer”. The amendments were rejected.

Mr. Jones of North Reading and other members of the House moved that the bill be amended by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 196 to 199, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

First Hampden. — Consisting of the towns of Brimfield, Holland, Palmer and Wales, all in the county of Hampden; and precincts B and C, in the town of Ware, in the county of Hampshire; and the towns of Sturbridge and Warren, all in the county of Worcester.”; and by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 655 to 660, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Fifth Worcester. — Consisting of the town of New Salem, in the county of Franklin; precinct A, in the town of Ware, in the county of Hampshire; and the towns of Barre, Brookfield, Hardwick, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Petersham, Phillipston, and West Brookfield, precincts 2 and 3 of the town of Spencer, and the town of Templeton, all in the county of Worcester.”.

The amendments were adopted.

Representatives O’Flaherty of Chelsea and Reinstein of Revere moved that the bill be amended by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 504 to 508, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Second Suffolk. — Consisting of all precincts (VTD 0075, 0080, 0085, 0090, 0095, 0100, 0105) of ward 2, of the city of Boston, precinct 1 and 2 of ward 1, all precincts of ward 2, precincts 3 and 4 of ward 3, and all precincts of ward 4, of the city of Chelsea, both in Suffolk county.”; and by striking out the paragraph contained in lines 617 to 623, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Sixteenth Suffolk. — Consisting of precincts 2 and 10, of the town of Saugus, in the county of Essex, precincts 3 and 4 of ward 1, precincts 1 and 2 of ward 3 in the city of Chelsea, in the county of Suffolk; precinct 3 of ward 1, precinct 1 of ward 3, precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 4, precincts 1 and 2 of ward 5, and precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 6 of the city of Revere, in the county of Suffolk.”.

The amendments were rejected.

Messrs. Correia of Fall River and Rodrigues of Westport moved that the bill be amended by striking out the three paragraphs contained in lines 81 to 93, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following three paragraphs:

Sixth Bristol. — Consisting of the town of Berkley, precinct C of ward 4, precincts A, C and D of ward 7, precincts B, C and D of ward 8, and precincts A, B and C of ward 9, of the city of Fall River, and precinct 1, of the town of Freetown, all in the county of Bristol.

Seventh Bristol. — Consisting of precincts B, C and D of ward 1, precincts A, B and C of ward 2, precincts A, B and C of ward 3, precincts A and B of ward 4, and precinct A of ward 5, of the city of Fall River, in the county of Bristol.

Eighth Bristol. — Consisting of precinct A of ward 1, precinct B and C of ward 5, precincts A, B and C of ward 6, precinct B of ward 7, and precinct A of ward 8, of the city of Fall River, and the town of Westport, all in the county of Bristol.”.

The amendment was adopted.

There being no objection,— Mr. Kulik of Worthington moved that the bill be amended by striking out, in lines 655 and 656, the words “the town of New Salem, in the county of Franklin;” and by inserting after the word “Montague,”, in line 187 (as amended), the words “New Salem,”.

The amendments were adopted.

Representatives Khan of Newton, Balser of Newton and Koutoujian of Newton then moved that the bill be amended in line 260, by striking out the word, “two” and inserting in place thereof the word “one”; by striking out the text contained in lines 262 to 266, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following:

Fifth Middlesex. — Consisting of precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, of the town of Natick, the town of Sherborn, both in the county of Middlesex; and precincts 2 and 3, of the town of Millis, in the county of Norfolk.”; in line 275 by striking out the word “one” and inserting in place thereof the figure “2”; by striking out the text contained in lines 278 to 294, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following:

Ninth Middlesex. — Consisting of precincts 2, 3 and 4, of the town of Lexington, and all precincts of wards 1, 2, 3 and 4, and precinct 1 of ward 7, of the city of Waltham, both in the county of Middlesex.

Tenth Middlesex. — Consisting of precincts 1 and 4 of ward 1, and precinct 4 of ward 3, of the city of Newton, all precincts of wards 5 and 6, precinct 2 of ward 7, and all precincts of wards 8 and 9, of the city of Waltham, and precinct 10, of the town of Watertown, all in the county of Middlesex.

Eleventh Middlesex. — Consisting of precincts 2 and 3 of ward 1, precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 2, precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 3, all precincts of ward 4, precinct 4 of ward 5, and precinct 2 of ward 7, of the city of Newton, in the county of Middlesex.

Twelfth Middlesex. — Consisting of precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 5, all precincts of ward 6, precincts 1, 3 and 4 of ward 7, and all precincts of ward 8, of the city of Newton, in the county of Middlesex.

Thirteenth Middlesex. — Consisting of the towns of Lincoln, Sudbury and Wayland, all in the county of Middlesex.”; in line 295, by striking out the word “Thirteenth” and inserting in place thereof the figures “14”; by striking the text contained in lines 299 to 302, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following:

Fifteenth Middlesex. — Consisting of precincts 13, 19, 20 and 21, of the town of Arlington, precincts 1, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, of the town of Lexington, and all precincts of wards 1 and 7, of the city of Woburn, all in the county of Middlesex.”; in line 303, by striking out the word “Fifteenth” and inserting in place thereof the word “Sixteenth”; in line 307, by striking out the word “Sixteenth” and inserting in place thereof the word “Seventeenth”; in line 312, by striking out the word “Seventeenth” and inserting in place thereof the word “Eighteenth”; in line 316, by striking out the word “Eighteenth” and inserting in place thereof the word “Nineteenth”; in line 320, by striking out the word “Nineteenth” and inserting in place thereof the word “Twentieth”; in line 325, by striking out the word “Twentieth” and inserting in place thereof the word “Twenty-first”; in line 328, by striking out the word “Twenty-first” and inserting in place thereof the word “Twenty-second”; by striking out the text contained in lines 330 to 352 and inserting in place thereof the following:

Twenty-third Middlesex. — Consisting of precincts 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, of the town of Arlington, precinct 2 of ward 3, and precincts 1 and 2 of ward 6, of the city of Medford, both in the county of Middlesex.

Twenty-fourth Middlesex. — Consisting of precincts 2 and 4, of the town of Arlington, the town of Belmont, precinct 3 of ward 10, and precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 11, of the city of Cambridge, all in the county of Middlesex.

Twenty-fifth Middlesex. — Consisting of all precincts of ward 4, precincts 2 and 3 of ward 6, all precincts of wards 7 and 8, and precincts 1 and 2 of ward 10, of the city of Cambridge, in the county of Middlesex.

Twenty-sixth Middlesex. — Consisting of all precincts of ward 1, precinct 1 of ward 2, precincts 1 and 2 of ward 3, and precinct 1 of ward 6, of the city of Cambridge, and all precincts of ward 1 and precincts 1 and 2 of ward 2, of the city of Somerville, both in the county of Middlesex.”; in line 357 by inserting after the word “Everett” the words “and precinct 2 of ward 7, of the city of Malden, both”; by striking out the text contained in lines 359 to 361, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following:

Twenty-ninth Middlesex. — Consisting of all precincts of ward 9, of the city of Cambridge, and precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12, of the town of Watertown, both in the county of Middlesex.”; by striking out the text contained in lines 372 to 386, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following:

Thirty-third Middlesex. — Consisting of precinct 1 of ward 2, all precincts of ward 3, precinct 1 of ward 4, all precincts of wards 5 and 6, precinct 1 of ward 7, and all precincts of ward 8, in the city of Malden, in the county of Middlesex.

Thirty-fourth Middlesex. — Consisting of all precincts in wards 4 and 5, precinct 1 of ward 7, and precinct 2 of ward 8, of the city of Medford, precincts 1 and 2 of ward 4, and all precincts of ward 7, of the city of Somerville, both in the county of Middlesex.

Thirty-fifth Middlesex. — Consisting of all precincts of ward 1, precinct 2 of ward 2, and precinct 2 of ward 4, of the city of Malden, all precincts of wards 1 and 2, precinct one of ward 3, precinct 2 of ward 7, and precinct 1 of ward 8, of the city of Medford, both in the county of Middlesex.”; by striking out the text contained in lines 442 to 446, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following:

Fourteenth Norfolk. — Consisting of precinct 10, of the town of Natick, and the town of Weston, both in the county of Middlesex; and the town of Wellesley, in the county of Norfolk.”; in line 506, by striking out the words “precinct three” and inserting in place thereof the following: “precincts 1 and 3”; by striking out the text contained in lines 550, 551 and 552 and inserting in place thereof the following:

Eighth Suffolk. — Consisting of precinct 3 of ward 2, precinct 3 of ward 3, and all precincts of ward 5, of the city of Cambridge, in the county of Middlesex.”; and by striking out the text contained in lines 617 to 623, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following:

Sixteenth Suffolk. — Consisting of precincts 2 and 10, of the town of Saugus, in the county of Essex; and precincts 2 and 4 of ward 3, precincts 2 and 3 of ward 4, of the city of Chelsea, and precinct 3 of ward 1, precinct 1 of ward 3, precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 4, precincts 1 and 2 of ward 5, and precincts 1, 2 and 3 of ward 6, of the city of Revere, both in the county of Suffolk.”.

After debate, there being no objection, a further amendment offered by Mr. Barrios of Cambridge and other members of the House was considered in the following form:—

Ward 3, Precinct 5 in the city of Boston is hereby transferred from the Eighth Suffolk District to the Twenty-Sixth Middlesex District.

Ward 2, Precinct 1 in the city of Cambridge is transferred from the Twenty-Sixth Middlesex District to the Eighth Suffolk District.

Ward 4, Precinct 1 in the city of Cambridge is transferred from the Twenty-Fourth Middlesex District to the Eighth Suffolk District.

Ward 6, Precinct 1 in the city of Cambridge is transferred from the Twenty-Sixth Middlesex District to the Twenty-Fourth Middlesex District.

After debate the further amendment was rejected.

After further debate the amendments offered by Representatives Khan, Balser and Koutoujian were adopted.

Mr. Koutoujian then moved that this vote be reconsidered; and the motion to reconsider was negatived.

Messrs. Golden of Boston and another then moved that the bill be amended in lines 624 to 630, inclusive, by striking out the paragraph contained therein and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Seventeenth Suffolk. — Consisting of precincts 1 (VTD1130), 5 (VTD 1140), 6 (VTD 1145), 7 (VTD 1150), 8 (VTD 1155), 9 (VTD 1160), 10 (VTD1165), 11 (VTD 1170), and 12 (VTD 1175) of ward 21, and precincts 2 (VTD 1205), 3 (VTD 1210), 6 (VTD 1225), 9 (VTD 1240) and 10 (VTD 1245) of ward 22, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.”; and in lines 631 to 638, inclusive, by striking out the paragraph contained therein and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Eighteenth Suffolk. — Consisting of precinct 1, of the town of Brookline, in the county Norfolk; and precincts 2 (VTD 1125), 4 (VTD 1135), 13 (VTD 1180), 14 (VTD 1185), 15 (VTD 1190) and 16 (VTD 1195) of ward 21, and precincts 1 (VTD 1200), 4 (VTD 1215), 5 (VTD 1220), 7 (VTD 1230), 8 (VTD 1235), 11 (VTD 1250), 12 (VTD 1255), and 13 (VTD 1260) of ward 22, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.”

The amendments were adopted.

Mr. Kaufman of Lexington then moved that the bill be amended by striking out the “Fourteenth Middlesex District” and inserting in place thereof the following:

Fourteenth Middlesex District. — Consisting of the town of Lexington and the town of Lincoln, all in the county of Middlesex.”.

The amendment was rejected.

Ms. Donovan of Woburn then moved that the bill be amended in lines 362 to 365, inclusive, by striking out the paragraph contained therein and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Thirtieth Middlesex. — Consisting of precinct 3, of the town of Reading, and all of the precincts of wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the city of Woburn, all in the county of Middlesex.”.

The amendment was rejected.

Mr. Jones of North Reading and other members of the House then moved that the bill be amended by striking out the “Second Middlesex District” and inserting in place thereof the following:

Second Middlesex. — Consisting of precincts 1, 4, 5 and 9, of the town of Chelmsford, precincts 1 and 2 in the town of Littleton and the town of Westford, both in the county of Middlesex.”; by striking out the “Thirteenth Middlesex District” and inserting in place thereof the following:

Thirteenth Middlesex. — Consisting of precincts 1, 2, 5 and 6, of the town of Acton, the towns of Carlisle and Concord, and precinct 3 of the town of Littleton, all in the county of Middlesex.”; by striking out the “Fifteenth Middlesex District” and inserting in place thereof the following:

Fifteenth Middlesex. — Consisting of precincts 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8, of the town of Chelmsford, precincts 1 and 3 of ward 5, all precincts of ward 6, precincts 1 and 2 of ward 9, of the city of Lowell, both in the county of Middlesex.”; and by striking out the “Sixteenth Middlesex District” and inserting in place thereof the following:

Sixteenth Middlesex. — Consisting of all precincts of ward 1, precinct 3 of ward 2, precincts 2 and 3 of ward 4, precinct 3 of ward 9 and all precincts of wards 10 and 11, of the city of Lowell, both in the county of Middlesex.”.”

After debate on the question on the adoption of the amendments, the sense of the House was taken by yeas and nays, at the request of Mrs. Cleven of Chelmsford; and on the roll call 52 members voted in the affirmative and 96 in the negative.

[See Yea and Nay No. 126 in Supplement.]

[Representatives Atkins of Concord and Walrath of Stow answered “Present” in response to their names.]

Therefore the amendments were rejected.

Representatives Swan of Springfield and Rivera of Springfield then moved that the bill be amended in lines 228 and 229 by striking out the following: “precincts A, B, C, D, E, F and H” and inserting in place thereof the words “all precincts”, in line 229 by striking out the letter “A,”, and in line 233 by inserting after the word “precincts”, the first time it appears, the letter “A,”.

The amendments were adopted.

Mr. Golden of Lowell then moved that the bill be amended in line 261 (as printed), by inserting after the word “Southborough” the words “and all of Berlin”; in line 295 (as printed), by striking out the word “five.”, in line 297 (as printed), by striking out the words “precinct nine” and inserting in place thereof the following: “precincts 1 and 9”; in line 303 (as printed), by striking out the word “one”; in line 304 (as printed), by inserting after the words “precinct one” the following: “, 2”; in line 314 (as printed), by striking out the words “precinct two of ward five”; in line 390 (as printed), by striking out the words “and four” and inserting in place thereof the following: “4 and 5”; in lines 391 and 392 (as printed), by striking out the word “Lancaster” and inserting in place thereof the following: “precinct 1 of the Town of Lancaster”; in line 645 (as printed), by inserting after the word “Rutland” the words “and precinct 1 of the Town of Sterling”; in line 679 (as printed), by striking out the word “Berlin”; and in line 680 (as printed), by striking out the word: “Sterling” and inserting in place thereof the following: “precinct 2 of Sterling and precinct 2 of Lancaster, all in the county of Worcester”.

After debate on the question on adoption of the amendments, the sense of the House was taken by yeas and nays, at the request of Mrs. Cleven of Chelmsford; and on the roll call 89 members voted in the affirmative and 54 in the negative.

[See Yea and Nay No. 127 in Supplement.]

Therefore the amendments were adopted.

Mr. Fitzgerald of Boston moved that the bill be amended by striking out lines 574 to 580, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following:

Eleventh Suffolk. — Consisting of precincts 4 (VTD 0465), 5 (VTD 0470), 6 (VTD 0475), 7 (VTD 0480), 8 (VTD 0485), 9 (VTD 0490) and 10 (VTD 0495) of ward 11, precinct 7 (VTD 0530) of ward 12, precincts 10 (VTD 0885) of ward 18, precincts 6 (VTD 0980), 7 (VTD 0985), 9 (VTD 0995), 10 (VTD 1000), 11 (VTD 1005), 12 (VTD 1010) and 13 (VTD 1015) of ward 19, and precincts 2 (VTD 1025) and 4 (VTD 1035) of ward 20, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.”; by striking out lines 607 to 616, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following:

Fifteenth Suffolk. — Consisting of precincts 5 and 14 of the town of Brookline, in the county of Norfolk; and all precincts (VTD 0405, 0410, 0415, 0420, 0425, 0430, 0435, 0440 and 0445) of ward 10, precinct 1 (VTD 0450) of ward 11, and precincts 1 (VTD 0955), 2 (VTD 0960), 3 (VTD 0965), 4 (VTD 0970), 5 (VTD 0975) and 8 (VTD 0990) of ward 19, of the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.”; and by striking out lines 447 to 449, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following:

Fifteenth Norfolk. — Consisting of precincts 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 of the town of Brookline, in the county of Norfolk.”.

The amendments were adopted.

Mr. Donnelly of Boston then moved that the bill be amended in lines 566 and 567 by striking out the following: “one (VTD 1020),” and inserting in place thereof the following: “3 (VTD 1030)”; in line 600 by inserting after the following: “nine (VTD 0800)” the following: “10 (VTD 0885)”; in line 605, by striking out the following: “and precinct three (VTD 1030) of ward twenty,”.

And, further moved that the bill, as amended, be further amended by striking out after the words “ward twelve” the words:— in the “Eleventh Suffolk District” (inserted by amendment) by striking out the following: “precinct ten (VTD 0885) of ward eighteen,”; and by inserting after the word “precincts” at the end thereof the following: “1 (VTD 1020) and”.

The amendments were adopted.

Mr. Fallon of Malden then moved the bill to be amended by striking out the “Thirty-third Middlesex District” (inserted by amendment) and inserting in place thereof the following:

Thirty-third Midedlesex. — Consisting of all precincts of ward 2, precinct 1 of ward 3, all precincts of ward 4, all precincts of ward 5, all precincts of ward 6, and all precincts of ward 8 of the city of Malden, all in the county of Middlesex.”.

The amendment was adopted.

Mr. Donato of Medford moved that the bill be amended by striking out the “Thirty-fifth Middlesex District” (inserted by amendment) and inserting in place thereof the following:

Thirty-fifth Middlesex. — Consisting of all precincts of ward 1, precinct 2 of ward 3, precinct 1 of ward 7, of the city of Malden, and all precincts of wards 1 and 2, precinct 1 of ward 3, and precinct 2 of ward 7, and precinct 1 of ward 8, of the city of Medford, both in the county of Middlesex.”.

The amendment was adopted.

Mr. Santiago of Lawrence then moved the bill be amended in section 1 by striking out the paragraph in lines 169 to 171, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Sixteenth Essex. — Consisting of precincts 2 and 4 of ward A, all precincts of wards B and C, and precincts 3, and 4 of ward D, and precinct 3 of ward F of the city of Lawrence, in the county of Essex”; and by striking out the paragraph in lines 172 to 177, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

Seventeenth Essex. — Consisting of precincts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9, of the town of Andover, precincts 1 and 2 of ward D, precincts 1 and 4 of ward E of the city of Lawrence, both in the county of Essex; and precincts 3 and 3A, of the town of Tewksbury, in the county of Middlesex.”.

The amendments were adopted.

There being no objection,— Mr. Petrolati of Ludlow moved that the bill be amended by striking out, in lines 299 to 302, inclusive (as printed), the “Fifteenth Middlesex District” (inserted by amendment) and inserting in place thereof the following:

Fifteenth Middlesex. — Consisting of precincts 14, 17, 20 and 21 of Arlington, precincts 1, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of the town of Lexington, and all precincts of wards 1 and 7 of the city of Woburn, all in the county of Middlesex.”; and by striking out, in lines 330 to 335, inclusive (as printed), the “Twenty-third Middlesex District” (inserted by amendment) and inserting in place thereof the following:

Twenty-third Middlesex. — Consisting of precincts 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18 and 19, of the town of Arlington, precinct 2 of ward 3, and precincts 1 and 2 of ward 6, of the city of Medford, both in the county of Middlesex.”.

The amendments were adopted.

Representatives Falzone of Saugus and Reinstein of Revere then moved that the bill be amended in line 617 by striking out the word “two” and inserting in place thereof the figure “3”; in line 146 by striking out the word “three” and inserting in place thereof the figure “2”.

The amendments were adopted.

Mr. Jones of North Reading and other members of the House then moved that the bill be amended by striking out the “Second Hampden District” and inserting in place thereof the following:

Second Hampden. — Consisting of the town of East Longmeadow, the towns of Hampden and Longmeadow and precincts B and D and of ward 6, of the city of Springfield, all in the county of Hampden.”; by striking out the “Tenth Hampden District” and inserting in place thereof the following:

Tenth Hampden. — Consisting of precincts A, B, C, D, E, F and H of ward 1, precincts A, B, C, F, G and H of ward 3, and precincts A, C, E, and F of ward 6, of the city of Springfield, in the county of Hampden.”; and by striking out the “Twelfth Hampden District” and inserting in place thereof the following:

Twelfth Hampden. — Consisting of precincts G and H of ward 6, precincts B, C, D, E, F and G of ward 7, of the city of Springfield, and the towns of Wilbraham and Monson, all in the county of Hampden.”.

After remarks the amendments were rejected.

The same members then moved that the bill be amended by striking out the “Seventh Worcester District” and inserting in place thereof the following:

Seventh Worcester. — Consisting of the towns of Auburn and Millbury, precinct 3, of the town of Sutton, and precincts 1 and 3, of the town of Oxford, all in the county of Worcester.”; by striking out the “Eighth Worcester District” and inserting in place thereof the following:

Eighth Worcester. — Consisting of the towns of Douglas and Dudley, precinct 4, of the town of Oxford, precinct 3, of the town of Uxbridge, and the town of Webster, all in the county of Worcester.”; and by striking out the “Eighteenth Worcester” and inserting in place thereof the following:

Eighteenth Worcester. — Consisting of the town of Bellingham, in the county of Norfolk; and precincts 1, 2 and 4 of the town of Uxbridge, precincts 1 and 2, of the town of Sutton, and the towns of Blackstone and Millville, all in the county of Worcester.”.

The amendments were adopted.

Ms. St. Fleur of Boston then moved that the bill be amended in line 525 by striking out the following: “four (VTD 0515)” and inserting in place thereof the following: “6 (VTD 0525); in line 547 by striking out the following: “six (VTD 0525)”; and in line 546 by inserting after “3 (VTD 0510)” the following: “4 (VTD 0515)”.

After debate on the question on adoption of the amendments, the sense of the House was taken by yeas and nays, at the request of the same member; and on the roll call 97 members voted in the affirmative and 51 in the negative.

[See Yea and Nay No. 128 in Supplement.]

Therefore the amendments were adopted.

On the question on passing the bill, as amended, to be engrossed, the sense of the House was taken by yeas and nays, at the request of Mr. Hynes of Marshfield; and on the roll call 128 members voted in the affirmative and 23 in the negative.

[See Yea and Nay No. 129 in Supplement.]

Therefore the bill (House, No. 4701, printed as amended) was passed to be engrossed. 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 Wednesday next at one o’clock P.M.; and that, notwithstanding the provisions of House Rule 12, there being no objection, the Clerk be authorized to dispense with the printing of a Calendar for said sitting.

 

 

Accordingly, without further consideration of the remaining matters in the Orders of the Day (the Speaker having taken the Chair), at three minutes after nine o’clock P.M., there being no objection, on motion of Mr. Miceli of Wilmington, the House adjourned, to meet on Wednesday next at one o’clock P.M.