Monday, November 26, 2001.

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session, with Mr. Hynes of Marshfield 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, entering a new workweek and a busy, post-Thanksgiving holiday season, we look to You for direction and Your gift of patience as we select our priorities and set our agenda for the remainder of this calendar year. In Your kindness, assist us in our efforts to reach and achieve our personal and legislative goals and obligations to maintain our high standards as we take on today’s complex, and often difficult, legislative and governmental issues. Deliver us from discouragement when we are not successful in reaching our legislative goals and objectives during these uncertain economic times.

Bestow Your blessings on the Speaker, the members and employees of this House and their families. Amen.

At the request of the Chair (Mr. Hynes), the members, guests and employees joined with him in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag.


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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Marini of Hanson) celebrating 25 years of the radio show “Looking at the Law” with Neil Chayet;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Bradley of Hingham) on the occasion of the installation of the 2002 officers of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Honan of Boston) congratulating Daniel J. Daley on receiving the Action for Boston Community Development’s Community Service Award;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Kaufman of Lexington) congratulating Nathan Papazian on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Marzilli of Arlington) congratulating Edward Golowka on the occasion of his retirement from Bay Cove Human Services, Inc.;

Mr. DiMasi 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.

Papers from the Senate.

A Bill establishing wireless enhanced 911 services (Senate, No. 1920, amended by the Senate in section 3, as printed, in line 26, inserting after the word “be” the following: “reviewed and approved by the board. The installation and operation costs of secondary public safety answering points shall be the responsibility”; and in section 5, as printed, in line 29, inserting after the word “service” the following: “in compliance with provisions required by the Federal Communications Commission. All costs incurred by telephone companies in assisting with the delivery of enhanced 911 service”) (on Senate, No. 440), passed to be engrossed by the Senate, was read; and it was referred, under Rule 33B, to the committee on Science and Technology.

A petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2192) of Therese Murray, Ruth W. Provost, Demetrius J. Atsalis and Matthew C. Patrick (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide for a charter for the town of Sandwich, was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Local Affairs.


On motion of Mrs. Walrath of Stow,—

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

At four minutes after eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Ms. Rogeness of Longmeadow (Mr. Hynes of Marshfield being in the Chair), the House adjourned, to meet on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M., in an Informal Session.