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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE IN JOINT SESSION.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE
IN JOINT SESSION.

Thursday, February 12, 2004.

Joint Session of the Two Houses to Consider
Specific Amendments to the Constitution.

At six minutes past twelve o'clock noon, the two Houses met in

JOINT SESSION

and were called to order by the Honorable Robert E. Travaglini, President of the Senate.

The Proposal for a Legislative Amendment to the Constitution relative to the affirmation of marriage (House, No. 3190) was considered, the question on being ordering the proposal to a third reading.
The Proposal was as follows:--

ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT.

It being the public policy of this Commonwealth to protect the unique relationship of marriage in order to promote, among other goals, the stability and welfare of society and the best interest of children, only the union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Massachusetts. Any other relationship shall not be recognized as a marriage or its legal equivalent.

Pending the question on ordering the proposal to a third reading, the amendment previously moved by Mr. Barrios that the proposal be amended by substituting the following new text:-
"It is the public policy of this commonwealth to protect the unique relationship of marriage in order to promote, among other goals, the stability and welfare of society. All marriages between two people shall be eligible for all the rights and benefits of marriage",- was considered, the question being on adoption of the amendment.
Pending the question on adoption of the amendment, Mr. Loscocco of Holliston moved that amendment be further amended striking out the text and inserting in place thereof the following:-

"It being the public policy of this commonwealth to protect the unique relationship of marriage, only the union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Massachusetts.
This article is self-executing, but the General Court may enact laws not inconsistent with anything herein contained to carry out the purpose of this Article. Without limiting the foregoing provisions of this Article, the general court shall enact such laws as it shall determine necessary to establish in the commonwealth civil unions as may be defined by the general court from time to time."
Ms. Murray raised a point of order, which being stated that the amendment offered by Mr. Loscocco was out of order for the reason that it was duplicative of the previous amendment offered by Mr. Finneran.
Ms. Murray withdrew her point of order.
Subsequently, there being no objection, Mr. Loscocco withdrew his amendment.
The recurring question came on adoption of the pending amendment (Barrios). Mr. Travis of Rehoboth moved that the amendment be further amended by striking out the text and inserting in place thereof the following text:-
It being the public policy of this Commonwealth to protect the unique relationship of marriage in order to promote, among other goals, the stability and welfare of society and the best interest of children, only the union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Massachusetts. Nothing in the article requires or prohibits Civil Unions.
During consideration, Mr. Kelly of Dalton moved to adjourn the Joint Session, and the question on adjourning the Joint Session was determined by a call of the yeas and nays at a quarter before one o'clock P.M., as follows to wit (Yeas 44 - Nays 153) [Senate Yeas and Nays No. 455] [House Yeas and Nays No. 525]

YEAS (44).
Senators.
Antonioni, Robert A. Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr.
Barrios, Jarrett T. Resor, Pamela
Creem, Cynthia Stone Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Fargo, Susan C. Sprague, Jo Ann
Havern, Robert A. Tisei, Richard R.
Melconian, Linda J. Tolman, Steven A.
Montigny, Mark C. Walsh, Marian
Menard, Joan M. Wilkerson, Dianne — 16.
Representatives.
Atkins, Cory Khan, Kay
Balser, Ruth B. Malia, Elizabeth A.
Blumer, Deborah D. Marzilli, J. James, Jr.
Bosley, Daniel E. Paulsen, Anne M.
Demakis, Paul C. Rivera, Cheryl A.
Donovan, Carol A. Rushing, Byron
Falzone, Mark V. Sánchez, Jeffrey
Festa, Michael E. Smizik, Frank I.
Finegold, Barry R. Stanley, Thomas M.
Fox, Gloria L. St. Fleur, Marie P.
Honan, Kevin G. Story, Ellen
Jehlen, Patricia D. Swan, Benjamin
Kelly, Shaun P. Toomey, Timothy J., Jr.
Kennedy, Thomas P. Wolf, Alice K. — 28.
NAYS (153).
Senators.
Baddour, Steven A. McGee, Thomas M.
Berry, Frederick E. Moore, Richard T.
Brewer, Stephen M. Morrissey, Michael W.
Chandler, Harriette L. Murray, Therese
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. O’Leary, Robert A.
Glodis, Guy W. Pacheco, Marc R.
Hart, John A., Jr. Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Hedlund, Robert L. Shannon, Charles E.
Joyce, Brian A. Tarr, Bruce E.
Knapik, Michael R. Travaglini, Robert E.
Lees, Brian P. Tucker, Susan C. — 23.
Magnani, David P.  
Representatives.
Asselin, Christopher P. Koczera, Robert M.
Atsalis, Demetrius J. Koutoujian, Peter J.
Ayers, Bruce J. Kujawski, Paul
Binienda, John J. Kulik, Stephen
Bradley, Garrett J. Lantigua, William
Broadhurst, Arthur J. Larkin, Peter J.
Brown, Scott P. Leary, James B.
Buoniconti, Stephen J. LeDuc, Stephen P.
Cabral, Antonio F. D. Lepper, John A.
Callahan, Jennifer M. Linsky, David Paul
Canavan, Christine E. L’Italien, Barbara A.
Candaras, Gale D. Loscocco, Paul J. P.
Carron, Mark J. Miceli, James R.
Casey, Paul C. Murphy, Charles A.
Ciampa, Vincent P. Murphy, James M.
Connolly, Edward G. Murphy, Kevin J.
Coppola, Michael J. Nangle, David M.
Correia, Robert Naughton, Harold P., Jr.
Costello, Michael A. Nyman, Robert J.
Coughlin, Robert K. O’Brien, Thomas J.
Creedon, Geraldine O’Flaherty, Eugene L.
DeLeo, Robert A. Parente, Marie J.
deMacedo, Viriato Manuel Patrick, Matthew C.
Dempsey, Brian S. Pedone, Vincent A.
DiMasi, Salvatore F. Peisch, Alice Hanlon
Donato, Paul J. Perry, Jeffrey Davis
Donelan, Christopher J. Petersen, Douglas W.
Driscoll, Joseph R. Peterson, George N., Jr.
Eldridge, James B. Petrolati, Thomas M.
Evangelidis, Lewis G. Petruccelli, Anthony
Fagan, James H. Pignatelli, William Smitty
Fallon, Christopher G. Poirier, Elizabeth
Fennell, Robert F. Polito, Karyn E.
Finneran, Thomas M. Pope, Susan W.
Flynn, David L. Quinn, John F.
Fresolo, John P. Reinstein, Kathi-Anne
Frost, Paul K. Rodrigues, Michael J.
Galvin, William C. Rogeness, Mary S.
Garry, Colleen M. Rogers, John H.
George, Thomas N. Ruane, J. Michael
Gifford, Susan Williams Rush, Michael F.
Gobi, Anne M. Scaccia, Angelo M.
Goguen, Emile J. Scibak, John W.
Golden, Brian Paul Simmons, Mary Jane
Golden, Thomas A., Jr. Speliotis, Theodore C.
Gomes, Shirley Spellane, Robert
Grant, Mary E. Spiliotis, Joyce A.
Greene, William G., Jr. Spilka, Karen
Haddad, Patricia A. Stanley, Harriett L.
Hall, Geoffrey D. Straus, William M.
Hargraves, Robert S. Sullivan, David B.
Harkins, Lida E. Teahan, Kathleen M.
Hill, Bradford Timilty, Walter F.
Hillman, Reed V. Tobin, A. Stephen
Howland, Mark A. Torrisi, David M.
Humason, Donald F., Jr. Travis, Philip
Hynes, Frank M. Turkington, Eric
Jones, Bradley H., Jr. Vallee, James E.
Kafka, Louis L. Verga, Anthony J.
Kane, Michael F. Wagner, Joseph F.
Kaprielian, Rachel Wallace, Brian P.
Kaufman, Jay R. Walrath, Patricia A.
Keenan, Daniel F. Walsh, Martin J.
Knuuttila, Brian Walsh, Steven Myles
Kocot, Peter V. Webster, Daniel K. — 130.
ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.
Mariano, Ronald Owens-Hicks, Shirley — 2.

The yeas and nays having been completed at four minutes before one o'clock P.M., the motion to adjourn was negatived.
During further consideration, at sixteen minutes before two o'clock P.M., Ms. Jehlen of Somerville doubted the presence of a quorum; and, a count of the Joint Session determined that a quorum was not present. Subsequently, at twelve minutes before two o'clock P.M., the President declared that a quorum was present; and the Joint Session proceeded with the business at hand.


At eleven minutes before two o'clock P.M., at the request of Mr. Lees, for the purpose of a minority party caucus, the President declared a recess; and at eleven minutes before three o'clock P.M., the Joint Session reassembled, the President in the Chair.



At ten minutes before three o'clock P.M., Ms. Murray doubted the presence of a quorum and asked for a call of the yeas and nays to ascertain if a quorum was present. The President, having determined that a quorum was not in attendance, then directed the Sergeant-at-Arms to secure the presence of a quorum.
Subsequently a roll call was taken for the purpose of ascertaining the presence of a quorum at nine minutes before three o'clock P.M., as follows to wit (Yeas 197 - Nays 0) [Senate Yeas and Nays No. 456] [House Yeas and Nays No. 526]

ANSWERED “PRESENT” (197).

Senators.

Antonioni, Robert A. Montigny, Mark C.
Baddour, Steven A. Moore, Richard T.
Berry, Frederick E. Morrissey, Michael W.
Brewer, Stephen M. Murray, Therese
Chandler, Harriette L. Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. O’Leary, Robert A.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Pacheco, Marc R.
Fargo, Susan C. Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Glodis, Guy W. Resor, Pamela
Hart, John A., Jr. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Havern, Robert A. Shannon, Charles E.
Hedlund, Robert L. Sprague, Jo Ann
Joyce, Brian A. Tarr, Bruce E.
Knapik, Michael R. Tisei, Richard R.
Lees, Brian P. Tolman, Steven A.
Magnani, David P. Travaglini, Robert E.
McGee, Thomas M. Tucker, Susan C.
Melconian, Linda J. Walsh, Marian
Menard, Joan M. Wilkerson, Dianne — 38.
Representatives.
Asselin, Christopher P. Koczera, Robert M.
Atkins, Cory Koutoujian, Peter J.
Atsalis, Demetrius J. Kujawski, Paul
Ayers, Bruce J. Kulik, Stephen
Balser, Ruth B. Lantigua, William
Binienda, John J. Larkin, Peter J.
Blumer, Deborah D. Leary, James B.
Bosley, Daniel E. LeDuc, Stephen P.
Bradley, Garrett J. Lepper, John A.
Broadhurst, Arthur J. Linsky, David Paul
Brown, Scott P. L’Italien, Barbara A.
Buoniconti, Stephen J. Loscocco, Paul J. P.
Cabral, Antonio F. D. Malia, Elizabeth A.
Callahan, Jennifer M. Marzilli, J. James, Jr.
Canavan, Christine E. Miceli, James R.
Candaras, Gale D. Murphy, Charles A.
Carron, Mark J. Murphy, James M.
Casey, Paul C. Murphy, Kevin J.
Ciampa, Vincent P. Nangle, David M.
Connolly, Edward G. Naughton, Harold P., Jr.
Coppola, Michael J. Nyman, Robert J.
Correia, Robert O’Brien, Thomas J.
Costello, Michael A. O’Flaherty, Eugene L.
Coughlin, Robert K. Owens-Hicks, Shirley
Creedon, Geraldine Parente, Marie J.
DeLeo, Robert A. Patrick, Matthew C.
deMacedo, Viriato Manuel Paulsen, Anne M.
Demakis, Paul C. Pedone, Vincent A.
Dempsey, Brian S. Peisch, Alice Hanlon
DiMasi, Salvatore F. Perry, Jeffrey Davis
Donato, Paul J. Petersen, Douglas W.
Donelan, Christopher J. Peterson, George N., Jr.
Donovan, Carol A. Petrolati, Thomas M.
Driscoll, Joseph R. Petruccelli, Anthony
Eldridge, James B. Pignatelli, William Smitty
Evangelidis, Lewis G. Poirier, Elizabeth
Fagan, James H. Polito, Karyn E.
Fallon, Christopher G. Pope, Susan W.
Falzone, Mark V. Quinn, John F.
Fennell, Robert F. Reinstein, Kathi-Anne
Festa, Michael E. Rivera, Cheryl A.
Finegold, Barry R. Rodrigues, Michael J.
Finneran, Thomas M. Rogeness, Mary S.
Flynn, David L. Rogers, John H.
Fox, Gloria L. Ruane, J. Michael
Fresolo, John P. Rush, Michael F.
Frost, Paul K. Rushing, Byron
Galvin, William C. Sánchez, Jeffrey
Garry, Colleen M. Scaccia, Angelo M.
George, Thomas N. Scibak, John W.
Gifford, Susan Williams Simmons, Mary Jane
Gobi, Anne M. Smizik, Frank I.
Goguen, Emile J. Speliotis, Theodore C.
Golden, Brian Paul Spellane, Robert
Golden, Thomas A., Jr. Spiliotis, Joyce A.
Gomes, Shirley Spilka, Karen
Grant, Mary E. Stanley, Harriett L.
Greene, William G., Jr. Stanley, Thomas M.
Haddad, Patricia A. St. Fleur, Marie P.
Hall, Geoffrey D. Story, Ellen
Hargraves, Robert S. Straus, William M.
Harkins, Lida E. Sullivan, David B.
Hill, Bradford Swan, Benjamin
Hillman, Reed V. Teahan, Kathleen M.
Honan, Kevin G. Timilty, Walter F.
Howland, Mark A. Tobin, A. Stephen
Humason, Donald F., Jr. Toomey, Timothy J., Jr.
Hynes, Frank M. Torrisi, David M.
Jehlen, Patricia D. Travis, Philip
Jones, Bradley H., Jr. Turkington, Eric
Kafka, Louis L. Vallee, James E.
Kane, Michael F. Verga, Anthony J.
Kaprielian, Rachel Wagner, Joseph F.
Kaufman, Jay R. Wallace, Brian P.
Keenan, Daniel F. Walrath, Patricia A.
Kelly, Shaun P. Walsh, Martin J.
Kennedy, Thomas P. Walsh, Steven Myles
Khan, Kay Webster, Daniel K.
Knuuttila, Brian Wolf, Alice K. — 159.
Kocot, Peter V.  
ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.
Barrios, Jarrett T. Mariano, Ronald — 2.

The yeas and nays having been completed at five minutes past three o'clock P.M., a quorum was declared present.
The Proposal for a Legislative Amendment to the Constitution relative to the affirmation of marriage (House, No. 3190),- was further considered, the question being on ordering the proposal to a third reading, with the amendment (Barrios) pending, coming first on the further amendment offered by Mr. Travis of Rehoboth.
During consideration of the further amendment, at eight minutes past four o'clock P.M., Ms. Fargo doubted the presence of a quorum and asked for a call of the yeas and nays to ascertain if a quorum was present. The President, having determined that a quorum was not in attendance, then directed the Sergeant-at-Arms to secure the presence of a quorum.
Subsequently a roll call was taken for the purpose of ascertaining the presence of a quorum at eight minutes past four o'clock P.M., as follows to wit (Yeas 196 - Nays 0) [Senate Yeas and Nays No. 457] [House Yeas and Nays No. 527]

ANSWERED “PRESENT” (195).
Senators.
Antonioni, Robert A. Montigny, Mark C.
Baddour, Steven A. Moore, Richard T.
Barrios, Jarrett T. Morrissey, Michael W.
Berry, Frederick E. Murray, Therese
Brewer, Stephen M. Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr.
Chandler, Harriette L. O’Leary, Robert A.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Pacheco, Marc R.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Fargo, Susan C. Resor, Pamela
Glodis, Guy W. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Hart, John A., Jr. Shannon, Charles E.
Havern, Robert A. Sprague, Jo Ann
Hedlund, Robert L. Tarr, Bruce E.
Joyce, Brian A. Tisei, Richard R.
Knapik, Michael R. Tolman, Steven A.
Lees, Brian P. Travaglini, Robert E.
Magnani, David P. Tucker, Susan C.
McGee, Thomas M. Walsh, Marian
Melconian, Linda J. Wilkerson, Dianne — 39.
Menard, Joan M.
Representatives.
Asselin, Christopher P. Koczera, Robert M.
Atkins, Cory Koutoujian, Peter J.
Atsalis, Demetrius J. Kujawski, Paul
Ayers, Bruce J. Kulik, Stephen
Balser, Ruth B. Lantigua, William
Binienda, John J. Larkin, Peter J.
Blumer, Deborah D. Leary, James B.
Bosley, Daniel E. LeDuc, Stephen P.
Bradley, Garrett J. Lepper, John A.
Broadhurst, Arthur J. Linsky, David Paul
Brown, Scott P. L’Italien, Barbara A.
Buoniconti, Stephen J. Loscocco, Paul J. P.
Cabral, Antonio F. D. Malia, Elizabeth A.
Callahan, Jennifer M. Marzilli, J. James, Jr.
Canavan, Christine E. Miceli, James R.
Carron, Mark J. Murphy, Charles A.
Casey, Paul C. Murphy, James M.
Ciampa, Vincent P. Murphy, Kevin J.
Connolly, Edward G. Nangle, David M.
Coppola, Michael J. Naughton, Harold P., Jr.
Correia, Robert Nyman, Robert J.
Costello, Michael A. O’Brien, Thomas J.
Coughlin, Robert K. O’Flaherty, Eugene L.
Creedon, Geraldine Owens-Hicks, Shirley
DeLeo, Robert A. Parente, Marie J.
deMacedo, Viriato Manuel Patrick, Matthew C.
Demakis, Paul C. Paulsen, Anne M.
Dempsey, Brian S. Pedone, Vincent A.
DiMasi, Salvatore F. Peisch, Alice Hanlon
Donato, Paul J. Perry, Jeffrey Davis
Donelan, Christopher J. Petersen, Douglas W.
Donovan, Carol A. Peterson, George N., Jr.
Driscoll, Joseph R. Petrolati, Thomas M.
Eldridge, James B. Petruccelli, Anthony
Evangelidis, Lewis G. Pignatelli, William Smitty
Fagan, James H. Poirier, Elizabeth
Fallon, Christopher G. Polito, Karyn E.
Falzone, Mark V. Pope, Susan W.
Fennell, Robert F. Quinn, John F.
Festa, Michael E. Reinstein, Kathi-Anne
Finegold, Barry R. Rivera, Cheryl A.
Finneran, Thomas M. Rodrigues, Michael J.
Flynn, David L. Rogeness, Mary S.
Fox, Gloria L. Rogers, John H.
Fresolo, John P. Ruane, J. Michael
Frost, Paul K. Rush, Michael F.
Galvin, William C. Sánchez, Jeffrey
Garry, Colleen M. Scaccia, Angelo M.
Gifford, Susan Williams Scibak, John W.
Gobi, Anne M. Simmons, Mary Jane
Goguen, Emile J. Smizik, Frank I.
Golden, Brian Paul Speliotis, Theodore C.
Golden, Thomas A., Jr. Spellane, Robert
Gomes, Shirley Spiliotis, Joyce A.
Grant, Mary E. Spilka, Karen
Greene, William G., Jr. Stanley, Harriett L.
Haddad, Patricia A. Stanley, Thomas M.
Hall, Geoffrey D. St. Fleur, Marie P.
Hargraves, Robert S. Story, Ellen
Harkins, Lida E. Straus, William M.
Hill, Bradford Sullivan, David B.
Hillman, Reed V. Swan, Benjamin
Honan, Kevin G. Teahan, Kathleen M.
Howland, Mark A. Timilty, Walter F.
Humason, Donald F., Jr. Tobin, A. Stephen
Hynes, Frank M. Toomey, Timothy J., Jr.
Jehlen, Patricia D. Torrisi, David M.
Jones, Bradley H., Jr. Travis, Philip
Kafka, Louis L. Turkington, Eric
Kane, Michael F. Vallee, James E.
Kaprielian, Rachel Verga, Anthony J.
Kaufman, Jay R. Wagner, Joseph F.
Keenan, Daniel F. Wallace, Brian P.
Kelly, Shaun P. Walrath, Patricia A.
Kennedy, Thomas P. Walsh, Martin J.
Khan, Kay Walsh, Steven Myles
Knuuttila, Brian Webster, Daniel K.
Kocot, Peter V. Wolf, Alice K. — 156.
ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.
Candaras, Gale D. Mariano, Ronald
George, Thomas N. Rushing, Byron — 4.

The yeas and nays having been completed at sixteen minutes past four o'clock P.M., a quorum was present.


During further consideration, the Speaker having taken the Chair; at a quarter before five o'clock P.M., the Speaker declared a recess; and at three minutes before six o'clock P.M., the Joint Session reassembled, Mr. Havern in the Chair.
Subsequently, at two minutes before six o'clock P.M., Mr. Peterson of Grafton moved that the Joint Session be in recess until the hour of half past six o'clock P.M.; and at twenty-four minutes before seven o'clock P.M., the Joint Session reassembled, the Speaker in the Chair.

At twenty-four minutes before seven o'clock P.M., Mr. Jones of North Reading doubted the presence of a quorum and asked for a call of the yeas and nays to ascertain if a quorum was present. The Speaker, having determined that a quorum was not in attendance, then directed the Sergeant-at-Arms to secure the presence of a quorum.
Subsequently a roll call was taken for the purpose of ascertaining the presence of a quorum at twenty-three minutes before seven o'clock P.M., as follows to wit (Yeas 197 - Nays 0) [Senate Yeas and Nays No. 458] [House Yeas and Nays No. 528]

ANSWERED “PRESENT” (197).
Senators.
Antonioni, Robert A. Lees, Brian P.
Baddour, Steven A. Magnani, David P.
Barrios, Jarrett T. McGee, Thomas M.
Berry, Frederick E. Melconian, Linda J.
Brewer, Stephen M. Menard, Joan M.
Chandler, Harriette L. Montigny, Mark C.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Moore, Richard T.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Morrissey, Michael W.
Fargo, Susan C. Murray, Therese
Glodis, Guy W. Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr.
Hart, John A., Jr. O’Leary, Robert A.
Havern, Robert A. Pacheco, Marc R.
Hedlund, Robert L. Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Joyce, Brian A. Resor, Pamela
Knapik, Michael R. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Shannon, Charles E. Travaglini, Robert E.
Sprague, Jo Ann Tucker, Susan C.
Tarr, Bruce E. Walsh, Marian
Tisei, Richard R. Wilkerson, Dianne — 39.
Tolman, Steven A.
Representatives.
Asselin, Christopher P. Garry, Colleen M.
Atkins, Cory George, Thomas N.
Atsalis, Demetrius J. Gifford, Susan Williams
Ayers, Bruce J. Gobi, Anne M.
Balser, Ruth B. Goguen, Emile J.
Binienda, John J. Golden, Brian Paul
Blumer, Deborah D. Golden, Thomas A., Jr.
Bosley, Daniel E. Gomes, Shirley
Bradley, Garrett J. Grant, Mary E.
Broadhurst, Arthur J. Greene, William G., Jr.
Brown, Scott P. Haddad, Patricia A.
Buoniconti, Stephen J. Hall, Geoffrey D.
Cabral, Antonio F. D. Hargraves, Robert S.
Callahan, Jennifer M. Harkins, Lida E.
Canavan, Christine E. Hill, Bradford
Candaras, Gale D. Hillman, Reed V.
Carron, Mark J. Honan, Kevin G.
Casey, Paul C. Howland, Mark A.
Ciampa, Vincent P. Humason, Donald F., Jr.
Connolly, Edward G. Hynes, Frank M.
Coppola, Michael J. Jehlen, Patricia D.
Correia, Robert Jones, Bradley H., Jr.
Costello, Michael A. Kafka, Louis L.
Coughlin, Robert K. Kane, Michael F.
Creedon, Geraldine Kaprielian, Rachel
DeLeo, Robert A. Kaufman, Jay R.
deMacedo, Viriato Manuel Keenan, Daniel F.
Demakis, Paul C. Kelly, Shaun P.
Dempsey, Brian S. Kennedy, Thomas P.
DiMasi, Salvatore F. Khan, Kay
Donato, Paul J. Knuuttila, Brian
Donelan, Christopher J. Kocot, Peter V.
Donovan, Carol A. Koczera, Robert M.
Driscoll, Joseph R. Koutoujian, Peter J.
Eldridge, James B. Kujawski, Paul
Evangelidis, Lewis G. Kulik, Stephen
Fallon, Christopher G. Lantigua, William
Falzone, Mark V. Larkin, Peter J.
Fennell, Robert F. Leary, James B.
Festa, Michael E. LeDuc, Stephen P.
Finegold, Barry R. Lepper, John A.
Finneran, Thomas M. Linsky, David Paul
Flynn, David L. L’Italien, Barbara A.
Fox, Gloria L. Loscocco, Paul J. P.
Fresolo, John P. Malia, Elizabeth A.
Frost, Paul K. Marzilli, J. James, Jr.
Galvin, William C. Miceli, James R.
Murphy, Charles A. Sánchez, Jeffrey
Murphy, James M. Scaccia, Angelo M.
Murphy, Kevin J. Scibak, John W.
Nangle, David M. Simmons, Mary Jane
Naughton, Harold P., Jr. Smizik, Frank I.
Nyman, Robert J. Speliotis, Theodore C.
O’Brien, Thomas J. Spellane, Robert
O’Flaherty, Eugene L. Spiliotis, Joyce A.
Owens-Hicks, Shirley Spilka, Karen
Parente, Marie J. Stanley, Harriett L.
Patrick, Matthew C. Stanley, Thomas M.
Paulsen, Anne M. St. Fleur, Marie P.
Pedone, Vincent A. Story, Ellen
Peisch, Alice Hanlon Straus, William M.
Perry, Jeffrey Davis Sullivan, David B.
Petersen, Douglas W. Swan, Benjamin
Peterson, George N., Jr. Teahan, Kathleen M.
Petrolati, Thomas M. Timilty, Walter F.
Petruccelli, Anthony Tobin, A. Stephen
Pignatelli, William Smitty Toomey, Timothy J., Jr.
Poirier, Elizabeth Torrisi, David M.
Polito, Karyn E. Travis, Philip
Pope, Susan W. Turkington, Eric
Quinn, John F. Vallee, James E.
Reinstein, Kathi-Anne Verga, Anthony J.
Rivera, Cheryl A. Wagner, Joseph F.
Rodrigues, Michael J. Wallace, Brian P.
Rogeness, Mary S. Walrath, Patricia A.
Rogers, John H. Walsh, Martin J.
Ruane, J. Michael Walsh, Steven Myles
Rush, Michael F. Webster, Daniel K.
Rushing, Byron Wolf, Alice K. — 158.
ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.
Fagan, James H Mariano, Ronald — 2.

The President in the Chair, the yeas and nays having been completed at thirteen minutes before seven o'clock P.M., a quorum was declared present.
The Proposal for a Legislative Amendment to the Constitution relative to the affirmation of marriage (House, No. 3190),- was further considered, the question on ordering the proposal to a third reading, with the amendment (Barrios) pending, coming first on the further amendment offered by Mr. Travis of Rehoboth.
During further consideration, Mr. Pedone moved the previous question be taken forthwith on the pending further amendment.
On the motion for the previous question, the sense of the Joint Session taken by a call of the yeas and nays, at the request of the same member at two minutes past seven o'clock P.M., as follows to wit (Yeas 170 - Nays 27) [Senate Yeas and Nays No. 459] [House Yeas and Nays No. 529]

YEAS (170).
Senators.
Antonioni, Robert A. Lees, Brian P.
Baddour, Steven A. Magnani, David P.
Barrios, Jarrett T. McGee, Thomas M.
Berry, Frederick E. Melconian, Linda J.
Brewer, Stephen M. Menard, Joan M.
Chandler, Harriette L. Montigny, Mark C.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Moore, Richard T.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Morrissey, Michael W.
Fargo, Susan C. Murray, Therese
Glodis, Guy W. Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr.
Hart, John A., Jr. O’Leary, Robert A.
Havern, Robert A. Pacheco, Marc R.
Hedlund, Robert L. Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Joyce, Brian A. Resor, Pamela
Knapik, Michael R. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Shannon, Charles E. Travaglini, Robert E.
Sprague, Jo Ann Tucker, Susan C.
Tarr, Bruce E. Walsh, Marian
Tisei, Richard R. Wilkerson, Dianne — 39.
Tolman, Steven A.
Representatives.
Asselin, Christopher P. Falzone, Mark V.
Atkins, Cory Fennell, Robert F.
Atsalis, Demetrius J. Festa, Michael E.
Ayers, Bruce J. Finegold, Barry R.
Balser, Ruth B. Finneran, Thomas M.
Binienda, John J. Fox, Gloria L.
Blumer, Deborah D. Fresolo, John P.
Bosley, Daniel E. Galvin, William C.
Bradley, Garrett J. Garry, Colleen M.
Broadhurst, Arthur J. Gobi, Anne M.
Buoniconti, Stephen J. Goguen, Emile J.
Callahan, Jennifer M. Golden, Brian Paul
Canavan, Christine E. Golden, Thomas A., Jr.
Candaras, Gale D. Grant, Mary E.
Carron, Mark J. Greene, William G., Jr.
Casey, Paul C. Haddad, Patricia A.
Ciampa, Vincent P. Hall, Geoffrey D.
Connolly, Edward G. Harkins, Lida E.
Correia, Robert Honan, Kevin G.
Costello, Michael A. Howland, Mark A.
Coughlin, Robert K. Hynes, Frank M.
Creedon, Geraldine Jehlen, Patricia D.
DeLeo, Robert A. Kafka, Louis L.
Demakis, Paul C. Kane, Michael F.
Dempsey, Brian S. Kaprielian, Rachel
DiMasi, Salvatore F. Kaufman, Jay R.
Donato, Paul J. Keenan, Daniel F.
Donelan, Christopher J. Kennedy, Thomas P.
Donovan, Carol A. Khan, Kay
Driscoll, Joseph R. Knuuttila, Brian
Eldridge, James B. Kocot, Peter V.
Fallon, Christopher G. Koczera, Robert M.
Koutoujian, Peter J. Rodrigues, Michael J.
Kujawski, Paul Rogers, John H.
Kulik, Stephen Ruane, J. Michael
Lantigua, William Rush, Michael F.
Larkin, Peter J. Rushing, Byron
Leary, James B. Sánchez, Jeffrey
LeDuc, Stephen P. Scibak, John W.
Linsky, David Paul Simmons, Mary Jane
L’Italien, Barbara A. Smizik, Frank I.
Malia, Elizabeth A. Spellane, Robert
Marzilli, J. James, Jr. Spiliotis, Joyce A.
Miceli, James R. Spilka, Karen
Murphy, Charles A. Stanley, Harriett L.
Murphy, James M. Stanley, Thomas M.
Murphy, Kevin J. St. Fleur, Marie P.
Nangle, David M. Story, Ellen
Naughton, Harold P., Jr. Straus, William M.
Nyman, Robert J. Sullivan, David B.
O’Brien, Thomas J. Swan, Benjamin
O’Flaherty, Eugene L. Teahan, Kathleen M.
Owens-Hicks, Shirley Timilty, Walter F.
Parente, Marie J. Tobin, A. Stephen
Patrick, Matthew C. Toomey, Timothy J., Jr.
Paulsen, Anne M. Torrisi, David M.
Pedone, Vincent A. Travis, Philip
Peisch, Alice Hanlon Turkington, Eric
Petersen, Douglas W. Vallee, James E.
Petrolati, Thomas M. Verga, Anthony J.
Petruccelli, Anthony Wagner, Joseph F.
Pignatelli, William Smitty Wallace, Brian P.
Polito, Karyn E. Walrath, Patricia A.
Pope, Susan W. Walsh, Martin J.
Quinn, John F. Walsh, Steven Myles
Reinstein, Kathi-Anne Webster, Daniel K.
Rivera, Cheryl A. Wolf, Alice K. — 131.
NAYS (27).
Representatives.
Brown, Scott P. Jones, Bradley H., Jr.
Cabral, Antonio F. D. Kelly, Shaun P.
Coppola, Michael J. Lepper, John A.
deMacedo, Viriato Manuel Loscocco, Paul J. P.
Evangelidis, Lewis G. Perry, Jeffrey Davis
Flynn, David L. Peterson, George N., Jr.
Frost, Paul K. Poirier, Elizabeth
George, Thomas N. Polito, Karyn E.
Gifford, Susan Williams Pope, Susan W.
Gomes, Shirley Rogeness, Mary S.
Hargraves, Robert S. Scaccia, Angelo M.
Hill, Bradford Speliotis, Theodore C.
Hillman, Reed V. Webster, Daniel K. — 27.
Humason, Donald F., Jr.
ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.
Fagan, James H. Mariano, Ronald — 2.
The yeas and nays having been completed at thirteen minutes past seven o'clock P.M., the motion to order the previous question prevailed.
Accordingly, the question on adoption of the further amendment (Travis) was determined by a call of the yeas and nays at seventeen minutes past eight o'clock P.M. as follows to wit (Yeas 96 - Nays 103) [Senate Yeas and Nays No. 460] [House Yeas and Nays No. 530]

YEAS (94).
Senators.
Brewer, Stephen M. Moore, Richard T.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Morrissey, Michael W.
Glodis, Guy W. Pacheco, Marc R.
Hart, John A., Jr. Panagiotakos, Steven C. — 9.
Hedlund, Robert L.  
Representatives.
Asselin, Christopher P. Greene, William G., Jr.
Atsalis, Demetrius J. Hall, Geoffrey D.
Ayers, Bruce J. Hargraves, Robert S.
Binienda, John J. Hill, Bradford
Bradley, Garrett J. Hillman, Reed V.
Broadhurst, Arthur J. Howland, Mark A.
Brown, Scott P. Humason, Donald F., Jr.
Buoniconti, Stephen J. Hynes, Frank M.
Callahan, Jennifer M. Jones, Bradley H., Jr.
Canavan, Christine E. Kane, Michael F.
Candaras, Gale D. Keenan, Daniel F.
Carron, Mark J. Knuuttila, Brian
Casey, Paul C. Koczera, Robert M.
Ciampa, Vincent P. Kujawski, Paul
Connolly, Edward G. Lantigua, William
Coppola, Michael J. Larkin, Peter J.
Correia, Robert LeDuc, Stephen P.
Creedon, Geraldine Lepper, John A.
deMacedo, Viriato Manuel Loscocco, Paul J. P.
Dempsey, Brian S. Miceli, James R.
Donato, Paul J. Murphy, James M.
Driscoll, Joseph R. Nangle, David M.
Evangelidis, Lewis G. Naughton, Harold P., Jr.
Fennell, Robert F. Nyman, Robert J.
Finneran, Thomas M. O’Flaherty, Eugene L.
Flynn, David L. Parente, Marie J.
Fresolo, John P. Perry, Jeffrey Davis
Frost, Paul K. Peterson, George N., Jr.
Garry, Colleen M. Petrolati, Thomas M.
George, Thomas N. Poirier, Elizabeth
Gifford, Susan Williams Polito, Karyn E.
Gobi, Anne M. Pope, Susan W.
Goguen, Emile J. Quinn, John F.
Golden, Brian Paul Rogeness, Mary S.
Golden, Thomas A., Jr. Rogers, John H.
Gomes, Shirley Ruane, J. Michael
Rush, Michael F. Vallee, James E.
Scaccia, Angelo M. Verga, Anthony J.
Simmons, Mary Jane Wagner, Joseph F.
Spiliotis, Joyce A. Wallace, Brian P.
Timilty, Walter F. Walrath, Patricia A.
Tobin, A. Stephen Webster, Daniel K. — 85.
Travis, Philip
NAYS (103).
Senators.
Antonioni, Robert A. Montigny, Mark C.
Baddour, Steven A. Murray, Therese
Barrios, Jarrett T. Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr.
Berry, Frederick E. O’Leary, Robert A.
Chandler, Harriette L. Resor, Pamela
Creem, Cynthia Stone Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Fargo, Susan C. Shannon, Charles E.
Havern, Robert A. Sprague, Jo Ann
Joyce, Brian A. Tarr, Bruce E.
Knapik, Michael R. Tisei, Richard R.
Lees, Brian P. Tolman, Steven A.
Magnani, David P. Travaglini, Robert E.
McGee, Thomas M. Tucker, Susan C.
Melconian, Linda J. Walsh, Marian
Menard, Joan M. Wilkerson, Dianne — 30.
Representatives.
Atkins, Cory Khan, Kay
Balser, Ruth B. Kocot, Peter V.
Blumer, Deborah D. Koutoujian, Peter J.
Bosley, Daniel E. Kulik, Stephen
Cabral, Antonio F. D. Leary, James B.
Costello, Michael A. Linsky, David Paul
Coughlin, Robert K. L’Italien, Barbara A.
DeLeo, Robert A. Malia, Elizabeth A.
Demakis, Paul C. Marzilli, J. James, Jr.
DiMasi, Salvatore F. Murphy, Charles A.
Donelan, Christopher J. Murphy, Kevin J.
Donovan, Carol A. O’Brien, Thomas J.
Eldridge, James B. Owens-Hicks, Shirley
Fallon, Christopher G. Patrick, Matthew C.
Falzone, Mark V. Paulsen, Anne M.
Festa, Michael E. Pedone, Vincent A.
Finegold, Barry R. Peisch, Alice Hanlon
Fox, Gloria L. Perry, Jeffrey Davis
Galvin, William C. Petersen, Douglas W.
Grant, Mary E. Petruccelli, Anthony
Haddad, Patricia A. Pignatelli, William Smitty
Harkins, Lida E. Reinstein, Kathi-Anne
Honan, Kevin G. Rivera, Cheryl A.
Jehlen, Patricia D. Rodrigues, Michael J.
Kafka, Louis L. Rushing, Byron
Kaprielian, Rachel Sánchez, Jeffrey
Kaufman, Jay R. Scibak, John W.
Kelly, Shaun P. Smizik, Frank I.
Kennedy, Thomas P. Speliotis, Theodore C.
Spellane, Robert Swan, Benjamin
Spilka, Karen Teahan, Kathleen M.
Stanley, Harriett L. Toomey, Timothy J., Jr.
Stanley, Thomas M. Torrisi, David M.
St. Fleur, Marie P. Turkington, Eric
Story, Ellen Walsh, Martin J.
Straus, William M. Walsh, Steven Myles
Sullivan, David B. Wolf, Alice K. — 73.
ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.
Fagan, James H. Mariano, Ronald — 2.

The yeas and nays having been completed at twenty minutes past seven o'clock P.M., the further amendment was rejected.


During further consideration, and pending the question on adoption of the pending amendment (Barrios), at twenty-five minutes past seven o'clock P.M at the request of Mr. Jones of North Reading for the purposes of a minority caucus, the President declared a recess; and at three minutes before eight o'clock P.M., the Joint Session reassembled, the President in the Chair.


At three minutes before eight o'clock P.M., Mr. Baddour doubted the presence of quorum and at two minutes past eight o'clock P.M., a quorum was deemed present.
The recurring question came on adoption of the pending amendment (Barrios), Messrs. Finneran, Travaglini, Lees, Rogers, Baddour, Leary, Pedone and Spellane moved that the amendment be further amended by striking out the text and inserting in place thereof the following text:-
It being the public policy of this Commonwealth to protect the unique relationship of marriage, only the union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Massachusetts. Two persons of the same sex shall have the right to form a civil union if they meet the requirements set forth by law for marriage. Civil Unions for same sex couples are established hereunder and shall provide entirely the same benefits, protections, rights and responsibilities that are afforded to couples married under Massachusetts law. All laws applicable to marriage shall also apply to civil unions.
This Article is self-executing, but the general Court may enact laws not inconsistent with anything herein contained to carry out the purpose of this Article.
At eighteen minutes before nine o'clock P.M., Ms. Harkins of Needham doubted the presence of quorum, but a quorum was deemed present.
During further consideration, Mrs. Sprague moved that the Joint Session recess until Wednesday, March 10, 2004, and this motion negatived.
The President then placed before the Joint Session the question on suspension of House Rule 1A in order that the Joint Session might continue to meet beyond the hour of nine o'clock P.M.
Accordingly, the question on suspension of Rule 1A was determined by a call of the yeas and nays at one minute past nine o'clock P.M., as follows to wit (Yeas 135 - Nays 62) [Senate Yeas and Nays No. 461] [House Yeas and Nays No. 531]

YEAS (135).
Senators.
Baddour, Steven A. Moore, Richard T.
Berry, Frederick E. Morrissey, Michael W.
Brewer, Stephen M. Murray, Therese
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. O’Leary, Robert A.
Glodis, Guy W. Pacheco, Marc R.
Hart, John A., Jr. Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Hedlund, Robert L. Tarr, Bruce E. — 16.
Lees, Brian P.
Representatives.
Asselin, Christopher P. Golden, Thomas A., Jr.
Atkins, Cory Gomes, Shirley
Atsalis, Demetrius J. Greene, William G., Jr.
Ayers, Bruce J. Haddad, Patricia A.
Binienda, John J. Hall, Geoffrey D.
Bradley, Garrett J. Hargraves, Robert S.
Broadhurst, Arthur J. Harkins, Lida E.
Brown, Scott P. Hill, Bradford
Buoniconti, Stephen J. Hillman, Reed V.
Callahan, Jennifer M. Howland, Mark A.
Canavan, Christine E. Humason, Donald F., Jr.
Candaras, Gale D. Hynes, Frank M.
Carron, Mark J. Jones, Bradley H., Jr.
Casey, Paul C. Kafka, Louis L.
Ciampa, Vincent P. Kane, Michael F.
Connolly, Edward G. Keenan, Daniel F.
Coppola, Michael J. Kelly, Shaun P.
Correia, Robert Knuuttila, Brian
Costello, Michael A. Koczera, Robert M.
Coughlin, Robert K. Koutoujian, Peter J.
Creedon, Geraldine Kujawski, Paul
DeLeo, Robert A. Lantigua, William
deMacedo, Viriato Manuel Larkin, Peter J.
Dempsey, Brian S. Leary, James B.
DiMasi, Salvatore F. LeDuc, Stephen P.
Donato, Paul J. Lepper, John A.
Donelan, Christopher J. Loscocco, Paul J. P.
Driscoll, Joseph R. L’Italien, Barbara A.
Evangelidis, Lewis G. Malia, Elizabeth A.
Fennell, Robert F. Miceli, James R.
Finneran, Thomas M. Murphy, James M.
Flynn, David L. Murphy, Kevin J.
Fresolo, John P. Nangle, David M.
Frost, Paul K. Naughton, Harold P., Jr.
Galvin, William C. Nyman, Robert J.
Garry, Colleen M. O’Brien, Thomas J.
George, Thomas N. O’Flaherty, Eugene L.
Gifford, Susan Williams Owens-Hicks, Shirley
Gobi, Anne M. Parente, Marie J.
Goguen, Emile J. Pedone, Vincent A.
Golden, Brian Paul Perry, Jeffrey Davis
Peterson, George N., Jr. Spilka, Karen
Petrolati, Thomas M. Stanley, Harriett L.
Pignatelli, William Smitty St. Fleur, Marie P.
Poirier, Elizabeth Straus, William M.
Polito, Karyn E. Teahan, Kathleen M.
Pope, Susan W. Timilty, Walter F.
Quinn, John F. Tobin, A. Stephen
Reinstein, Kathi-Anne Torrisi, David M.
Rodrigues, Michael J. Travis, Philip
Rogeness, Mary S. Turkington, Eric
Rogers, John H. Vallee, James E.
Ruane, J. Michael Verga, Anthony J.
Rush, Michael F. Wagner, Joseph F.
Sánchez, Jeffrey Wallace, Brian P.
Scaccia, Angelo M. Walrath, Patricia A.
Simmons, Mary Jane Walsh, Martin J.
Speliotis, Theodore C. Walsh, Steven Myles
Spellane, Robert Webster, Daniel K. — 119.
Spiliotis, Joyce A.
NAYs (62).
Senators.
Antonioni, Robert A. Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr.
Barrios, Jarrett T. Resor, Pamela
Chandler, Harriette L. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Shannon, Charles E.
Fargo, Susan C. Sprague, Jo Ann
Havern, Robert A. Tisei, Richard R.
Joyce, Brian A. Tolman, Steven A.
Knapik, Michael R. Travaglini, Robert E.
McGee, Thomas M. Tucker, Susan C.
Melconian, Linda J. Walsh, Marian
Menard, Joan M. Wilkerson, Dianne — 23.
Montigny, Mark C.
Representatives.
Balser, Ruth B. Kulik, Stephen
Blumer, Deborah D. Linsky, David Paul
Bosley, Daniel E. Marzilli, J. James, Jr.
Cabral, Antonio F. D. Murphy, Charles A.
Demakis, Paul C. Patrick, Matthew C.
Donovan, Carol A. Paulsen, Anne M.
Eldridge, James B. Peisch, Alice Hanlon
Fallon, Christopher G. Petersen, Douglas W.
Falzone, Mark V. Petruccelli, Anthony
Festa, Michael E. Rivera, Cheryl A.
Finegold, Barry R. Rushing, Byron
Fox, Gloria L. Scibak, John W.
Grant, Mary E. Smizik, Frank I.
Honan, Kevin G. Stanley, Thomas M.
Jehlen, Patricia D. Story, Ellen
Kaprielian, Rachel Sullivan, David B.
Kaufman, Jay R. Swan, Benjamin
Kennedy, Thomas P. Toomey, Timothy J., Jr.
Khan, Kay Wolf, Alice K. — 39.
Kocot, Peter V.  
ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.
Fagan, James H. Mariano, Ronald — 2.

The yeas and nays having been completed at twelve minutes past nine o'clock P.M., House Rule 1A was suspended.

At thirteen minutes past nine o'clock P.M., at the request of Mr. Lees, for the purpose of a minority party caucus, the President declared a recess; and at seventeen minutes past ten o'clock P.M., the Joint Session reassembled, the President in the Chair.

At seventeen minutes past ten o'clock P.M., Mr. Baddour doubted the presence of quorum and at twenty-two minutes past ten o'clock P.M., a quorum was deemed present.
During further consideration, at fourteen minutes before eleven o'clock P.M., Mr. Baddour doubted the presence of a quorum and asked for a call of the yeas and nays to ascertain if a quorum was present. The President, having determined that a quorum was not in attendance, then directed the Sergeant-at-Arms to secure the presence of a quorum.
Subsequently a roll call was taken for the purpose of ascertaining the presence of a quorum at thirteen minutes before eleven o'clock P.M., as follows to wit (Yeas 191 - Nays 0) [Senate Yeas and Nays No. 462] [House Yeas and Nays No. 532]

YEAS (191).
Senators.
Antonioni, Robert A. Lees, Brian P.
Baddour, Steven A. Magnani, David P.
Barrios, Jarrett T. McGee, Thomas M.
Berry, Frederick E. Melconian, Linda J.
Brewer, Stephen M. Menard, Joan M.
Chandler, Harriette L. Montigny, Mark C.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Moore, Richard T.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Morrissey, Michael W.
Fargo, Susan C. Murray, Therese
Glodis, Guy W. Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr.
Hart, John A., Jr. O’Leary, Robert A.
Havern, Robert A. Pacheco, Marc R.
Hedlund, Robert L. Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Joyce, Brian A. Resor, Pamela
Knapik, Michael R. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Shannon, Charles E. Travaglini, Robert E.
Sprague, Jo Ann Tucker, Susan C.
Tarr, Bruce E. Walsh, Marian
Tisei, Richard R. Wilkerson, Dianne — 39.
Tolman, Steven A.
Representatives.
Asselin, Christopher P. Hargraves, Robert S.
Atkins, Cory Harkins, Lida E.
Ayers, Bruce J. Hill, Bradford
Balser, Ruth B. Hillman, Reed V.
Binienda, John J. Honan, Kevin G.
Blumer, Deborah D. Howland, Mark A.
Bosley, Daniel E. Humason, Donald F., Jr.
Bradley, Garrett J. Hynes, Frank M.
Broadhurst, Arthur J. Jehlen, Patricia D.
Brown, Scott P. Jones, Bradley H., Jr.
Buoniconti, Stephen J. Kafka, Louis L.
Cabral, Antonio F. D. Kane, Michael F.
Callahan, Jennifer M. Kaprielian, Rachel
Canavan, Christine E. Kaufman, Jay R.
Candaras, Gale D. Keenan, Daniel F.
Carron, Mark J. Kelly, Shaun P.
Casey, Paul C. Kennedy, Thomas P.
Ciampa, Vincent P. Khan, Kay
Connolly, Edward G. Knuuttila, Brian
Correia, Robert Kocot, Peter V.
Costello, Michael A. Koczera, Robert M.
Coughlin, Robert K. Koutoujian, Peter J.
Creedon, Geraldine Kujawski, Paul
DeLeo, Robert A. Kulik, Stephen
deMacedo, Viriato Manuel Lantigua, William
Demakis, Paul C. Larkin, Peter J.
Dempsey, Brian S. Leary, James B.
DiMasi, Salvatore F. LeDuc, Stephen P.
Donato, Paul J. Lepper, John A.
Donelan, Christopher J. Linsky, David Paul
Donovan, Carol A. L’Italien, Barbara A.
Driscoll, Joseph R. Loscocco, Paul J. P.
Eldridge, James B. Marzilli, J. James, Jr.
Evangelidis, Lewis G. Miceli, James R.
Fallon, Christopher G. Murphy, Charles A.
Falzone, Mark V. Murphy, James M.
Fennell, Robert F. Murphy, Kevin J.
Festa, Michael E. Nangle, David M.
Finegold, Barry R. Nyman, Robert J.
Finneran, Thomas M. O’Brien, Thomas J.
Flynn, David L. O’Flaherty, Eugene L.
Fox, Gloria L. Owens-Hicks, Shirley
Fresolo, John P. Parente, Marie J.
Frost, Paul K. Patrick, Matthew C.
Galvin, William C. Paulsen, Anne M.
Garry, Colleen M. Pedone, Vincent A.
George, Thomas N. Peisch, Alice Hanlon
Gifford, Susan Williams Perry, Jeffrey Davis
Goguen, Emile J. Petersen, Douglas W.
Golden, Brian Paul Peterson, George N., Jr.
Golden, Thomas A., Jr. Petrolati, Thomas M.
Gomes, Shirley Petruccelli, Anthony
Grant, Mary E. Pignatelli, William Smitty
Greene, William G., Jr. Poirier, Elizabeth
Haddad, Patricia A. Polito, Karyn E.
Hall, Geoffrey D. Pope, Susan W.
Quinn, John F. St. Fleur, Marie P.
Reinstein, Kathi-Anne Story, Ellen
Rivera, Cheryl A. Straus, William M.
Rodrigues, Michael J. Sullivan, David B.
Rogeness, Mary S. Swan, Benjamin
Rogers, John H. Teahan, Kathleen M.
Ruane, J. Michael Timilty, Walter F.
Rush, Michael F. Toomey, Timothy J., Jr.
Rushing, Byron Torrisi, David M.
Sánchez, Jeffrey Travis, Philip
Scaccia, Angelo M. Turkington, Eric
Scibak, John W. Vallee, James E.
Simmons, Mary Jane Verga, Anthony J.
Smizik, Frank I. Wagner, Joseph F.
Speliotis, Theodore C. Wallace, Brian P.
Spellane, Robert Walrath, Patricia A.
Spiliotis, Joyce A. Walsh, Martin J.
Spilka, Karen Walsh, Steven Myles
Stanley, Harriett L. Webster, Daniel K.
Stanley, Thomas M. Wolf, Alice K. — 152.
ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.
Representatives.
Atsalis, Demetrius J. Malia, Elizabeth A.
Coppola, Michael J. Mariano, Ronald
Fagan, James H. Naughton, Harold P., Jr.
Gobi, Anne M. Tobin, A. Stephen

 

The yeas and nays having been completed at four minutes before eleven o'clock P.M., a quorum was declared present.


During further consideration, the Speaker in the Chair; the Speaker declared a recess for the purposes of a majority caucus of the House; and at sixteen minutes past eleven o'clock P.M., the Joint Session reassembled, the President in the Chair.


    The Proposal for a Legislative Amendment to the Constitution relative to the affirmation of marriage (House, No. 3190),- was further considered, the question on ordering the proposal to a third reading, with the amendment (Barrios) pending, coming first on the further amendment offered by Messrs. Finneran, Travaglini, Lees, Rogers, Baddour, Leary, Pedone and Spellane.
    During further consideration, at midnight, the President interrupted the proceedings to place before the Joint Session the question of suspension of House Rule 1A to work beyond the hour of midnight and objection was made thereto.
    Accordingly, pending the question on adoption of the further amendment offered by Messrs. Finneran, Travaglini, Lees, Rogers, Baddour, Leary, Pedone and Spellane to the pending amendment (Barrios), pending the main question on ordering the proposal to a third reading, and without further action on the matters duly and constitutionally assigned for consideration, at one minute past twelve o'clock midnight, the Joint Session was recessed until Thursday, March 11, 2004 at two o'clock P.M.