Monday, October 27, 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 (filed with the Clerk by Representatives Fox of Boston, Rushing of Boston, St. Fleur of Boston and Swan of Springfield) honoring Mable Graham, 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. Smizik of Brookline, the resolutions (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) were considered forthwith; and they were adopted.  


Mr. Fallon of Malden presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Christopher G. Fallon, Edward G. Connolly and Charles A. Murphy relative to placing the designation veteran on city and town ballots; and the same was referred, under Rule 24, to the committee on Rules.  

Papers from the Senate.  

Relative to negative option mailings (Senate, No. 113, amended by adding at the end thereof the following 2 paragraphs:
“(c) A violation of this section shall constitute an unfair or deceptive act or practice within the meaning of subsection (a) of section 2 of chapter 93A.
(d) The department of consumer affairs and business regulation shall adopt regulations to carry out this section.”) (on a petition);
Authorizing the commissioner of conservation and recreation to modify, extinguish and relocate a certain easement in the city of Lawrence (Senate, No. 2083, changed and amended) (Changed by striking out section 6; and amended in section 1, in line 16, by strik­ing out the following: “2, 3, 4 and 6” and inserting in place thereof the following: “2, 3 and 4”, in lines 18, 19 and 20, by striking out the sentence contained therein; and in section 5, in line 15, by inserting after the word “under” the word “section”, and in said line 15, by striking out the following: “and section 6”) (on a petition) [Local Approval Received];
Authorizing the State Board of Retirement to grant creditable service to Joseph A. Quinlan (Senate, No. 2116) (on Senate bill, No. 1578);
Authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to transfer a certain parcel of conservation/recreation land within the town of Sandwich (Senate, No. 2117) (on Senate bill, No. 1681);
Requiring special state police officers to collect certain data (Senate, No. 2118) (on Senate bill, No. 1396);
Severally passed to be engrossed by the Senate, were read; and they were referred, under Rule 33, to the committee on Ways and Means.

Clarifying employer sanctions for improper expenditure of withholdings or deductions from wages (Senate, No. 98) (on a petition);
Establishing reasonable fees for copying medical records (Senate, No. 642) (on House, Nos. 700 and 1866);
Relative to the victims of drunk driving trust fund (Senate, No. 1295) (on House No. 810);
Relative to parking for disabled persons (Senate, No. 1301) (on a petition);
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.

Reports of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspections of certain correctional facilities, as follows:
Of the Barnstable County House of Correction and Jail, in the town of Barnstable;
Of the Dukes County Jail and House of Correction, in the town of Edgartown;
Of the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Plymouth, in the town of South Carver;
Of the Northeastern Correctional Center, in the town of Concord;
Of the South Middlesex Pre-Release Center, in the town of Framingham;
Of the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center, in the city of Springfield;
Severally were spread upon the records of the House; and returned to the Senate.  

Engrossed Bills.

The engrossed Bill relative to the extension of municipal sewer and water services to Plum Island (see House, No. 4070) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was put upon its final passage.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be enacted, Ms. Stanley of West Newbury moved that Rule 40 be suspended; and the motion prevailed.
Representatives Stanley and Costello of Amesbury then moved that the bill be amended in section 3, in line 19 (as printed), by inserting after the word “pre-existing,” the words “conforming and”; and in section 9, in line 3 (as printed), by inserting after the word “Newburyport” the words “and the town of Newbury” and in line 4 (as printed) by inserting after the word “years” the words “without payment of principal”.
The amendments were adopted. Sent to the Senate for con­currence.

Engrossed bills
Relative to the state DNA data base (see Senate, No. 187, changed and amended);
Authorizing the town of Tewksbury to establish an affordable housing trust fund (see Senate, No. 1182);
(Which severally originated in the Senate); and
Authorizing the town of Saugus to continue the employment of police officer Peter Cicolini (see House, No. 4115) (which 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.  


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 thirteen minutes after eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Hynes of Marshfield (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.