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IN JOINT SESSION.
Tuesday, January 15, 2002.
Pursuant to assignment, at twenty-three minutes past seven o’clock P.M., the two branches, met in
In the Chamber of the House of Representatives, for the purpose of receiving such communication as Her Honor Jane M. Swift, Acting Governor, may be pleased to make relative to the concerns of the Commonwealth; and were called to order by the Honorable Thomas F. Birmingham, President of the Senate.
The President introduced His Eminence Bernard Cardinal Law who delivered the Invocation.
On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
Ordered, That a committee be appointed to consist of members of the Senate and the House of Representatives, to wait upon the Acting Governor and inform her that the two branches are now in Convention for the purpose of receiving such communication as she may be pleased to make to them, relating to the concerns of the Commonwealth.
Senators Resor, Nuciforo and Knapik were appointed to the committee on the part of the Senate; and Representatives Cleven of Chelmsford, Rogeness of Longmeadow, Parente of Milford, Hahn of Westfield, Polito of Shrewsbury, Marini of Hanson, Fox of Boston, Smizik of Brookline, Gobi of Spencer, Harkins of Needham, Blumer of Framingham, Kane of Holyoke, Tirone of Amesbury, Peterson of Grafton and Pope of Wayland were appointed to the committee on the part of the House.
Subsequently, Ms. Resor, for the committee, reported that Her Honor Jane M. Swift, Acting Governor of the Commonwealth, would immediately attend upon the Convention.
Shortly thereafter, Her Honor Jane M. Swift, the Acting Governor, Willliam F. Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Thomas F. Reilly, Attorney General of the Commonwealth, and A. Joseph DeNucci, Auditor of the Commonwealth entered the Chamber, under the escort of the Sergeant-at-Arms.
The President introduced Her Honor Jane M. Swift, the Acting Governor, who thereupon addressed the Convention relative to the concerns of the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 2).
The President recognized members of the Governor’s cabinet, members of the judiciary, the Honorable Thomas M. Menino, mayor of the city of Boston, and other mayors, sheriffs and other distinguished officials.
The President introduced Tierra Guity, a tenth grade student from the Boston Arts Academy, who performed the “America the Beautiful”.
The benediction was then delivered by Reverend Gregory G. Groover, Sr., of the Charles Street A.M.E. Church in Roxbury.
Her Honor Jane M. Swift, the Acting Governor, and the Constitutional officers then withdrew from the Chamber under the escort of the Sergeant-at-Arms.
At seventeen minutes past eight o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Travaglini, the Convention was dissolved.