JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Wednesday, November 5, 2003.
 
 
Met according to adjournment, at two o’clock P.M., in an Informal Session, with Mr. Bosley of North Adams 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:

God, Our Creator, we depend upon Your assistance as we struggle to keep our personal and legislative goals and priorities in clear focus. Your help enables us to arrange our schedules thoughtfully so that You, our families and the people of the district are served faithfully. Inspire us each day to open our hearts and minds to Your spiritual gifts of peace, joy and patience. Your reality, Your gifts, Your guidelines for successful living and Your presence in our midst give meaning and direction to our lives.
Grant Your blessings to the Speaker, the members and employees of this House and their families. Amen.

At the request of the Chair (Mr. Bosley), 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. Fagan of Taunton) congratulating Elizabeth Bedard on receiving the Gold Award of the Girl Scouts of America;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Fagan of Taunton) congratulating Jennifer Patten on receiving the Gold Award of the Girl Scouts of America;
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Gomes of Harwich) on the retirement of Robert A. Peterson;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Peisch of Wellesley) congratulating Neil Katuna on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Peisch of Wellesley) congratulating Evan Procknow on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America;
Resolutions (filed by Representatives Reinstein of Revere and DeLeo of Winthrop) congratulating Ms. Rose Napolitano on the joyous and wonderful occasion of her retirement; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Scaccia of Boston) congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Sheehan on the occasion of their sixtieth wedding anniversary;
Mr. Petrolati of Ludlow, 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. Pedone of Worcester, the resolutions (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) were considered forthwith; and they were adopted.

Communications.

Communications
From the Comptroller of the Commonwealth (under the provisions of Section 12 of Chapter 7A of the General Laws) submitting the Statutory Basis Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003; and
From the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC) submitting a copy of the Actuarial Valuation report of the State Employees’ Retirement System for the period ending January 1, 2003;
Severally placed on file.

Annual and Quarterly Reports.

The annual report of the Department of Correction (under the provisions of Section 16 of Chapter 123A of the General Laws) for the fiscal year 2003); and
A quarterly report of the MassHighway Department (under the pro­visions of items 6010-0001 and 6010-1000 contained in Section 2 of Chapter 184 of the Acts of 2002) for the fiscal year 2003;
Severally were placed on file.

Petitions.

Petitions severally were presented and referred as follows:
By Mr. Atsalis of Barnstable, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Demetrius J. Atsalis relative the penalty for interfering with certain medical personnel in the line of duty.
By Mrs. Canavan of Brockton, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Christine L. Canavan and other members of the House relative to video recording devices in vehicles transporting mentally retarded persons.
By Mr. Correia of Fall River, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert Correia and Mark C. Montigny (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the tax classification of certain real and personal property in the city of Fall River.
By Mr. Galvin of Canton, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William C. Galvin and Louis L. Kafka relative to telemarketing solicitation.
By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert M. Koczera and Michael F. Rush relative to the annual adjustment of disability retirement allowances.
By the same member, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert M. Koczera and Michael F. Rush relative to survivor benefits for certain full-time students.
By Mr. Perry of Sandwich, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jeffrey Davis Perry and other members of the House relative to the retirement allowance for environmental police officers retired for disability.
By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of George N. Peterson, Jr., relative to handicapped parking.
By Mr. Torrisi of North Andover, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David M. Torrisi and other members of the General Court relative to regulating the use of recording devices in motor vehicles.
Severally, under Rule 24, to the committee on Rules.

Papers from the Senate.

The House Bill authorizing the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land to the city of Worcester (House, No. 3917, amended) came from the Senate passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with an amendment in section 1, in lines 2 and 3, striking out the following: “subject to sections 40E to 40F½, inclusive, and” and inserting in place thereof the words “notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, but subject to section”.
Under suspension of Rule 35, on motion of Mr. Pedone of Worcester, the amendment (reported by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to be correctly drawn) was considered forthwith; and it was adopted, in concurrence.

A Bill releasing certain land in Deerfield from the operation of an agricultural preservation restriction (Senate, No. 2094) (on Senate bill, No. 1698), passed to be engrossed by the Senate, was read; and it was referred, under Rule 33, to the committee on Ways and Means.

Bills
Authorizing the Nantucket Islands Land Bank to grant a conservation restriction to the Nantucket Conservation Commission (Senate, No. 1167) (on a petition) [Representative Sánchez of Boston, of the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government, dissenting];
Further regulating certain structures to be exempted from certain harbor lines in the Merrimack River in the city of Haverhill (Senate, No. 1188) (on a petition);
Authorizing the town of Bedford to lease a certain parcel of land (Senate, No. 1979) (on a petition) [Local Approval Received]; and
Authorizing the town of Orleans to issue bonds to create or preserve affordable housing (Senate, No. 2021) (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.

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 following petitions:
Petition (accompanied by bill) of Brian Knuuttila and Stephen M. Brewer for legislation to further regulate interest and penalty charges in rental agreements. To the committee on Commerce and Labor.
Petition (accompanied by bill) of Brian Knuuttila, Robert A. Antonioni and another relative to the dissemination of criminal information to licensed pawnbrokers. To the committee on Criminal Justice.
Petition (accompanied by bill) of Frank M. Hynes for legislation to require organizations regulated by the Department of Public Utilities to provide toll-free telephone access to customers. To the committee on Government Regulations.
Petition (accompanied by bill) of Frank M. Hynes, Robert L. Hedlund and Garrett J. Bradley (by vote of the town) that the town of Scituate be authorized to establish a one-year moratorium on applications for affordable housing in said town. To the committee on Housing and Urban Development.
Petition (accompanied by bill) of William C. Galvin relative to the reporting of fees and the disposition of excess fees collected by constables;
Petition (accompanied by bill) of Frank M. Hynes relative to the acquisition of new estates or claims of homestead; and
Petition (accompanied by bill) of Brian Knuuttila and other members of the General Court relative to private attorneys providing public counsel services;
Severally to the committee on the Judiciary.
Petition (accompanied by bill) of Brian Knuuttila and Robert A. Antonioni to authorize the Department of Correction for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Christopher Bailey, an employee of said department; and
Petition (accompanied by bill) of Brian Knuuttila and Robert A. Antonioni for legislation to authorize the Department of Mental Retardation to establish a sick leave bank for James Flamer, an employee of said department;
Severally to the committee on Public Service.
Under suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr. Spellane of Worcester, the reports were considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 then was suspended, in each instance. Severally sent to the Senate for concurrence.

By Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the Bill relative to credit union boards of directors (Senate, No. 13); and
Of the Bill relative to the crime of armed entry of a dwelling place (printed as Senate, No. 161);
By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to public safety communications (House, No. 3573);
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the House committee on Rules; and
By Mr. Kujawski of Webster, for the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Bill relative to the impoundment of vehicles following arrests for driving while under the influence (House, No. 320),— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
Under Rule 42, the reports severally were considered forthwith; and they were accepted.

By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for the joint committee on Ways and Means, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2913) of Vincent A. Pedone for payment from the State Treasury of a certain sum of money to Brendan J. Perry & Associates, P.C.;
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3105) of John P. Fresolo, Joan M. Menard and another relative to the Commonwealth Stabilization Fund; and
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3286) of Antonio F. D. Cabral for legislation to exempt owners from provid­ing an indemnity for certain lost or stolen registered bonds;
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the House committee on Ways and Means.
Under Rule 42, the reports severally were considered forthwith; and they were accepted. Severally sent to the Senate for concurrence in the discharge of the committee.

By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, for the committee on Public Service, on House, Nos. 221, 222, 223, 227, 228, 230, 243, 246, 247, 248, 252, 421, 424, 426, 427, 431, 432, 433, 434, 442, 443, 445, 447, 600, 601, 602, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 612, 613, 817, 820, 830, 833, 987, 988, 990, 992, 993, 994, 995, 996, 1002, 1004, 1008, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1015, 1016, 1181, 1185, 1188, 1189, 1190, 1191, 1193, 1194, 1346, 1348, 1350, 1351, 1352, 1353, 1361, 1364, 1365, 1369, 1372, 1373, 1563, 1564, 1566, 1567, 1568, 1572, 1575, 1576, 1577, 1578, 1579, 1580, 1581, 1582, 1584, 1745, 1746, 1750, 1752, 1753, 1754, 1755, 1756, 1758, 1759, 1761, 1762, 1763, 1928, 1933, 2134, 2142, 2145, 2146, 2150, 2152, 2297, 2298, 2302, 2304, 2305, 2307, 2308, 2309, 2310, 2313, 2314, 2316, 2318, 2319, 2321, 2327, 2329, 2331, 2340, 2342, 2345, 2346, 2347, 2351, 2353, 2354, 2355, 2356, 2357, 2512, 2513, 2514, 2517, 2518, 2519, 2521, 2522, 2662, 2666, 2672, 2673, 2674, 2678, 2679, 2683, 2685, 2686, 2687, 2688, 2689, 2858, 2861, 2862, 2863, 2864, 2866, 2871, 2873, 2878, 3040, 3042, 3044, 3052, 3056, 3066, 3067, 3068, 3071, 3075, 3217, 3219, 3220, 3222, 3226, 3227, 3228, 3230, 3231, 3233, 3236, 3237, 3238, 3405, 3411, 3417, 3418, 3420, 3422, 3423, 3424, 3425, 3429, 3430, 3433, 3435, 3436, 3589, 3690 and 3694, an Order relative to authorizing the committee on Public Service to make an investigation and study of certain House documents concerning active and retired public employees and other related matters (House, No. 4303). Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Subsequently Mr. Serra of Boston, for said committees, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the order; and recommending that the same be referred to the House committee on Rules. Under Rule 42, the report was considered forthwith; and it was accepted.

By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, for the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, on Senate, No. 817 and House, No. 3174, a Resolve establishing the Massachusetts Asset Development Commission (House, No. 3174). Read; and referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, for the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, on a petition, a Bill creating assignment levels in the Office of Child Care Services (House, No. 1673).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to information to be provided to foster children by the Department of Social Services (House, No. 2612).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill requiring distribution of the policy and procedure manual of the Department of Social Services (House, No. 2613).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to the preservation of families (House, No. 2621).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill relative to Bridgewater State Hospital (House, No. 2976).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill providing for the protection and care of certain children (House, No. 2977).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill to provide medical escorts for seniors (House, No. 2980).
By the same member, for the same committee, on a petition, a Bill to let child support come home (House, No. 3173).
By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, for the committee on Public Service, on Senate, Nos. 1403, 1416, 1434, 1441, 1459, 1474, 1505, 1556, 1592 and 1595 and House, Nos. 226, 250, 425, 605, 989, 1571, 1926, 1927, 2325, 2510, 2668, 2681, 2860, 3224 and 3590, a Bill relative to creditable service in the armed forces of the United States (House, No. 4304).

By Mr. Casey of Winchester, for the committee on Taxation, on House, No. 3707, a Bill protecting the public health and enhancing cigarette escrow compliance (House, No. 4305).
Severally read; and referred, under Rule 33, to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, for the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, on a petition, a Bill regarding pre-screening for long term care services (House, No. 1301).
By the same member, for the same committee, on House, Nos. 365 and 1302, a Bill regarding choice of long term care services (House, No. 1302).
By the same member, for the same committee on Senate, No. 784 and House, Nos. 3167 and 3755, a Bill relative to reserving beds in nursing homes for residents during certain leaves of absence (House, No. 4306).
Severally read; and referred, under Rule 33C, to the committee on Medicaid.
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 Carlisle to grant conservation restrictions for town owned conservation land (Senate, No. 1148) [Local Approval Received];
Relative to the Sandwich water district (Senate, No. 1163, amended);
To provide for the appointment, qualifications, compensation, duties, status, retirement and pensions of summer special police officers on Nantucket Island (Senate, No. 1168) [Local Approval Received];
Authorizing an increase in fines for parking violations on the island of Nantucket (Senate, No. 1169) [Local Approval Received];
Providing for a fuel revolving account at Nantucket Memorial Airport (Senate, No. 1170) [Local Approval Received];
Regulating the speed of school buses on limited access highways (Senate, No. 1333);
Clarifying the name of a certain bridge in the town of Amesbury (Senate, No. 1853);
Designating the Merrimac Street, Route 1 bridge overpass in the city of Newburyport as the Raymond F. Welch Memorial Overpass (Senate, No. 1854);
Authorizing the town of Tewksbury or the Tewksbury Conservation Commission to convey certain easements to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company in the town of Tewksbury (Senate, No. 1938, changed) [Local Approval Received];
Authorizing the town of Southwick to grant an easement to Carol K. Collins (Senate, No. 1940) [Local Approval Received];
Relative to certain funds of the town of Charlton (Senate, No. 2059) [Local Approval Received]; and
Clarifying the jurisdiction over public parks in the city of Holyoke (Senate, No. 2090) [Local Approval Received]; and
House bills
Relative to assault and battery on a child (printed as Senate, No. 163);
Relative to reckless endangerment (printed as Senate, No. 214);
Exempting certain positions in the city of Westfield from the civil service law (printed as Senate, No. 1928) [Local Approval Received];
Making amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code covering provisions dealing with negotiable instruments and bank deposits and collections (House, No. 92);
Authorizing the town of Mendon to establish a capital expenditure fund (House, No. 192) [Local Approval Received];
Relative to the Geriatric Authority of the town of Milford (House, No. 193) [Local Approval Received];
To protect tipped employees (House, No. 499);
Increasing the number of selectmen in the town of Foxborough from 3 to 5 (House, No. 583) [Local Approval Received];
Relative to mortgage loan disclosures (House, No. 1425);
Clarifying certain interests in bankruptcy proceedings (House, No. 2192);
Relative to the survivor benefits of George Calder (House, No. 3868) [Local Approval Received];
Relative to the Charter of the town of Andover (House, No. 3887, changed) [Local Approval Received];
Relative to rent regulations in mobile home park accommodations in the town of Williamstown (House, No. 3891) [Local Approval Received];
Relative to annual elections in the town of North Andover (House, No. 3906) [Local Approval Received];
Relative to speech-language pathologists (House, No. 3957);
Authorizing the town of Dedham to reimburse certain sewer fees paid in error (House, No. 3997) [Local Approval Received];
Authorizing the town of Dedham to reimburse certain sewer fees paid in error (House, No. 3998) [Local Approval Received];
Authorizing the town of Carlisle to grant conservation restrictions for town owned conservation land (House, No. 4007) [Local Approval Received];
Providing for a selectmen-town manager form of government in the town of Foxborough (House, No. 4018, changed) [Local Approval Received];
Authorizing the town of North Andover to grant a certain easement (House, No. 4090) [Local Approval Received];
Granting authority to lease buildings or land long-term in the city known as the Town of Franklin (House, No. 4091) [Local Approval Received]; and
Relative to the appointment of public safety officers (House, No. 4218);
Severally 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, that the following bills ought to pass:
Bill providing for uniform regulatory standards (House, No. 2823);
Bill relative to granting of an easement by the city of Newton to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (House, No. 4009);
Bill relative to annuity contracts (House, No. 4193); and
Bill authorizing the Commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land in the city of Waltham (House, No. 4202);
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 a message from His Excellency the Governor, a Bill making certain technical amendments to the Supplemental Appropriations Act of fiscal year 2003 (printed in House, No. 3727, changed by striking out section 2). 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. Rodrigues of Westport, for the committee on Commerce and Labor, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1996) of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Paul J. P. Loscocco and other members of the General Court relative to electronic communication with shareholders.
By Mr. Koutoujian of Waltham, for the committee on Health Care, ought NOT to pass, on so much of the recommendations of the Division of Medical Assistance (House, No. 57) as relates to transferability between accounts (accompanied by bill, House, No. 61].
By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, for the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3530) of Christopher P. Asselin for legislation to require parents to reimburse the Department of Social Services for certain foster care expenses.
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, the question, in each instance, being on acceptance.

Emergency Measure.

The engrossed Bill authorizing the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant an easement to the county of Nantucket (see Senate, No. 2082, amended), having been certified by the Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was considered, the question being on adopting the emergency preamble.
A separate vote was taken, as required by the provisions of Article XLVIII (as amended by Article LXVII) of the Amendments to the Constitution; and the preamble was adopted, by a vote of 4 to 0. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.

Engrossed Bill.

The engrossed Bill relative to the geriatric authority of Holyoke (see House, No. 3722) (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.

The House Bill authorizing the city of Methuen to pay certain moral obligations (House, No. 2133) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading), reported by said committee to be correctly drawn, was read a third time; and it was passed to be engrossed. Sent to the Senate for concurrence.


The engrossed Bill relative to fiscal relief funds (see House, No. 4302) [being the text contained in section 14A of the engrossed Bill relative to the Inland Fisheries and Game Fund (see House, No. 4248, amended), which had been returned by His Excellency the Governor (pursuant to Article LVI, as amended by Section 3 of Article XC of the Amendments to the Constitution) with recommendation of an amendment specified by him [for message, see House, No. 4299], was considered.
The amendment recommended by the Governor then was considered in the following form (as approved by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading):
By striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following:
“Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall deposit fiscal relief funds and increased federal Medicaid assistance percentage funds received from the federal government during fiscal years 2004 and 2005 pursuant to the Jobs Growth Reconciliation Act of 2003, so-called, in excess of the amount transferred to the Uncompensated Care Trust Fund by section 618 of chapter 26 of the acts of 2003, to the Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentage Escrow Fund. Said fund shall be subject to appropriation, shall contribute to the calculation of the consolidated net surplus pursuant to section 5C of chapter 29 of the General Laws, and shall expire June 30, 2005 at which time the comptroller shall transfer any remaining fund balance to the Stabilization Fund.”.
The amendment was adopted.
Mr. Rogers of Norwood then moved that the Bill be amended by adding at the end thereof the following three sections:
“SECTION 2. Section 2 of chapter 26 of the acts of 2003 is hereby amended by inserting after item 1599-7778 the following item:—
1599-8087 For a reserve to fund the costs associated with the relocation of state agencies to the Leverett Saltonstall State Office Building; provided, however, that the secretary for administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2004 such amounts as are necessary to meet said costs where the amounts otherwise available are
insufficient for the purpose 5,582,339.
SECTION 3. Subsection (a) of section 616 of said chapter 26 is hereby amended by striking out clause (v) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:—
(v) shall have received his pay advises via the commonwealth’s human resources compensation management system or the University of Massachusetts’s human resource management information system or paid by the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health or whose regular compensation is funded from federal, trust or capital accounts, pursuant to chapter 29 of the General Laws.
SECTION 4. Section 3 of this act shall be in effect until January 1, 2004.”.
The amendment was adopted; and the bill (House, No. 4302, amended) was sent to the Senate for concurrence.

Recess.

At twenty-nine minutes after two o’clock P.M., the Chair (Mr. Bosley of North Adams) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at ten minutes after three o’clock, the House was called to order with Mr. Bosley in the Chair.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Bill relative to the Massachusetts business corporation act (Senate, No. 103, amended) ought to pass with certain amendments by striking out sections 22 and 23 and inserting in place thereof the following two sections:
“SECTION 22. Chapter 156D of the General Laws, as established by this act, shall apply to domestic corporations having capital stock as were established before July 1, 2004 and which were, on June 30, 2004, subject to all of the provisions of chapter 156B of the General Laws as then in effect.
SECTION 22A. This act shall take effect on July 1, 2004.”.
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 Rule 7A, on motion of Mr. Rogers, the bill was read a second time forthwith.
The amendment recommended by the committee on Ways and Means was adopted; and the bill (Senate, No. 103, amended) was ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Bill relative to public employees serving in the armed forces of the United States (Senate, No. 1985, amended) ought to pass with certain amendments in section 1, in lines 13 to 19, inclusive, by striking out the sentence contained therein and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: “An employee eligible under this section shall be paid his regular base salary as such a public employee for each pay period of such military leave of absence after July 1, 2003, reduced by any amount received from the United States as pay or allowance for military service performed during the same period, excluding overtime pay, shift pay differential, hazardous duty pay or any other additional compensation.”; and by striking out sections 2 and 3 (inserted by amendment by the Senate) and inserting in place thereof the following section:
“SECTION 2. This act shall apply only to the salaries of public employees payable on or after July 1, 2003 and not later than September 11, 2005.”.
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 Rule 7A, on motion of Mr. Falzone of Saugus, the bill was read a second time forthwith.
The amendments recommended by the committee on Ways and Means were adopted; and the bill (Senate, No. 1985, amended) was ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Bill relative to the terms of certain bonds to be issued by the Commonwealth (printed in House, No. 4097) 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 Rule 7A, on motion of Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, the bill was read a second time forthwith; and it was ordered to a third reading.

By Mrs. Parente of Milford, for the committee on Long-Term Debt and Capital Expenditures, on a message from His Excellency the Governor, a Bill relative to the terms of certain bonds to be issued by the Commonwealth (printed in House, No. 4117). Read; and referred, under Rule 33, to the committee on Ways and Means.
Subsequently Mr. Rogers of Norwood, for said committee, reported that the foregoing 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 Mr. Rushing of Boston, 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 sixteen minutes after three o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Rush­ing of Boston (Mr. Bosley of North Adams being in the Chair), the House adjourned, to meet tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.