Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


THIRD DAY--MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2000


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Wilson in the Chair.

The Reverend Carl G. Gauck offered the following prayer:

Thomas Jefferson once said: "I like dreams of the future than the history of the past." (8/1/1816)

Gracious and Heavenly Father, You who have forgiven the sins and failures of our past have freed us to do more good with our lives each new day. We pray, guide us this week as we discern the future needs of our people and help us recognize our responsibilities before You and those we serve and in so doing making us more faithful in doing Your will. And we pray for Senator Maxwell and for Your presence with his family at the death of his grandfather, Wilmon Smithee, this past weekend. Comfort them with the memory of Your goodness and walk with them daily. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

A quorum being established, the Senate proceeded with its business.

The Journal for Thursday, January 6, 2000, was read and approved.

Senator DePasco announced that photographers from the Associated Press had been given permission to take pictures in the Senate Chamber today.

The following Senators were present during the day's proceedings:

Present--Senators
Bland Caskey Childers Clay
DePasco Ehlmann Flotron Goode
Graves House Howard Jacob
Johnson Kenney Kinder Klarich
Mathewson Mueller Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Scott Sims
Singleton Staples Steelman Stoll
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--31
Absent with leave--Senators
Bentley Maxwell--2
Vacancies--1
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

REMONSTRANCES

Senator Ehlmann offered the following remonstrance, which was referred to the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions:

SENATE REMONSTRANCE NO. 3

WHEREAS, the General Assembly of the State of Missouri expects the leader of every state agency and state institution to support the policies enacted by the General Assembly; and

WHEREAS, Blanche Touhill is the Chancellor of the University of Missouri at St. Louis and the chief administrative officer of that institution; and

WHEREAS, the Eighty-Ninth General Assembly enacted SB 781 in 1998, which authorized, in sections 160.400 to 160.420, RSMo, the sponsorship of charter schools in St. Louis City by the local school district or by state community colleges and state four-year colleges and universities in the local area including the University of Missouri-St. Louis as part of a measure to address the poor performance by the City of St. Louis Public Schools; and

WHEREAS, many Senators voted for Senate Bill 781 two years ago only because it contained reforms, including charter schools; and

WHEREAS, Kansas City Missouri School District has been recently classified as unaccredited by the State Board of Education and St. Louis Public Schools was found to be similarly deficient in overall performance but has had the classification of unaccredited status delayed until June 2002 pursuant solely to the requirements of a recent federal court order approving a settlement of a federal school desegregation case affecting St. Louis City and to which the State Board of Education was a party, which agreement thwarted efforts to reform the district by appointment of a Transitional School District Board; and

WHEREAS, in the current era, obtaining a quality education is essential to a child's future economic success and determines much of a child's ability to contribute to society; and

WHEREAS, the enactment of a limited authority to establish charter schools in St. Louis City and Kansas City Missouri School District represents a state policy to encourage innovative new schools in two districts which are currently failing to meet the needs of their students; and

WHEREAS, the University of Missouri at St. Louis has only sponsored one charter school; and

WHEREAS, the University of Missouri at St. Louis, through a decision by Chancellor Touhill, refused to review the charter application of the Thurgood Marshall Academy on December 23, 1999, solely on the basis that the Missouri General Assembly provided no financial resources for sponsors to conduct either the evaluations of charter school applications or the subsequent reviews of charter school performance; and

WHEREAS, the University of Missouri at St. Louis received an overall appropriation of more than $40 million for the 1999-2000 school year and has considerable flexibility in the actual expenditure of those funds along with much of the other funding received by the institution from other sources; and

WHEREAS, the University of Missouri at St. Louis made no request for supplemental appropriations to support review of charter school applications or review of charter school performance;

WHEREAS, some state higher education institutions have acted courageously to support this policy and have sponsored a significant number of charter schools, such as Central Missouri State University, which has sponsored no less than 12 charter schools in Kansas City; and

WHEREAS, those state higher education institutions which have acted to support the state policy and sponsor a significant number of charter schools have not received extra funding for review of charter school applications or review of charter school performance;

WHEREAS, the University of Missouri at St. Louis through Chancellor Touhill has acted selfishly and irresponsibly in ignoring the will of the General Assembly as expressed in the statutes, the plight of school children in a failing urban district;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Missouri Senate that the Senate herewith remonstrates against Chancellor Blanche Touhill and the University of Missouri at St. Louis for their failure to give proper consideration to charter school applications received by that institution and for dismissing such applications on the basis of a lack of associated state funding when the institution had the ability to make adequate financial resources available for such charter school review; and

BE IT THEREFORE FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to send a copy of this remonstrance to Chancellor Blanche Touhill so that she modifies the actions of the University of Missouri accordingly; and that a proper copy be sent to the President of the University of Missouri and to the President of the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Stoll offered Senate Resolution No. 1012, regarding the Sixty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Damon Talley, Arnold, which was adopted.

Senator Caskey offered Senate Resolution No. 1013, regarding the One Hundredth Birthday of Mrs. Flossie Goldie Bledsoe, Deepwater, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1014, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Vern and Marie Smith, Cameron, which was adopted.

Senator Mathewson offered Senate Resolution No. 1015, regarding the One-Hundredth Birthday of Corea Ryburn Catron, Breckenridge, which was adopted.

Senator Schneider offered Senate Resolution No. 1016, regarding Richard H. "Dick" Kellett, Florissant, which was adopted.

Senator Caskey offered Senate Resolution No. 1017, regarding the Eighty-ninth Birthday of Mrs. Teresa Carroll, Butler, which was adopted.

Senator Flotron offered Senate Resolution No. 1018, regarding Cole David Bradbury, Ballwin, which was adopted.

Senator Flotron offered Senate Resolution No. 1019, regarding Chief William L. Biele, Kirkwood, which was adopted.

Senator Wiggins offered Senate Resolution No. 1020, regarding the death of Kristine Harrington, Kansas City, which was adopted.

Senator Wiggins offered Senate Resolution No. 1021, regarding the death of William C. Robinson, Kansas City, which was adopted.

Senator Wiggins offered Senate Resolution No. 1022, regarding the death of Hayward H. Welch, Grandview, which was adopted.

Senator Wiggins offered Senate Resolution No. 1023, regarding the death of Isabelle Marie "Belle" Neenan, Kansas City, which was adopted.

Senator Yeckel offered Senate Resolution No. 1024, regarding Mike Henning, which was adopted.

Senator Yeckel offered Senate Resolution No. 1025, regarding Lori Tulk, which was adopted.

Senator Yeckel offered Senate Resolution No. 1026, regarding Tom Brady, which was adopted.

Senator Yeckel offered Senate Resolution No. 1027, regarding the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Kiwanis, which was adopted.

Senator Yeckel offered Senate Resolution No. 1028, regarding the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Rotary, which was adopted.

Senator Yeckel offered Senate Resolution No. 1029, regarding the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Lindbergh School District, St. Louis, which was adopted.

On behalf of Senator Bentley, Senator DePasco offered Senate Resolution No. 1030, regarding the death of Kevin McAndrews, Springfield, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1031, regarding Briah Gardner, which was adopted.

Senator Schneider offered Senate Resolution No. 1032, regarding Anthony Stuart Bretz, which was adopted.

Senator Mueller offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1033

WHEREAS, Friday, August 13, 1999, marked a dark day in the history of this fine state as a result of the passing of the Honorable Frank Bild, an outstanding citizen who had enjoyed considerable success in the area of public service as a former longtime member of the Missouri General Assembly; and

WHEREAS, a native of Rumania, Frank Bild immigrated to the United States with his family in the early part of this century and grew up in the St. Louis community, where he would eventually distinguish himself as a practicing attorney with the additional desire to help improve the quality of life for others through service in the state legislature; and

WHEREAS, elected Republican Committeeman of Concord Township in 1958, Frank Bild went on to experience an illustrious political career as a state legislator who served in the House of Representatives for eight years before assuming his duties and responsibilities in the Senate, where he was privileged to act as the voice of his constituents from 1973 to 1990; and

WHEREAS, Senator Bild had given tirelessly of himself in his leadership role as Caucus Chairman of Republican Senators, as Assistant Minority Floor Leader, and as a member of various important committees which enabled him to work effectively on a number of vital issues especially those which affected the handicapped and the elderly; and

WHEREAS, Senator Bild was held in high regard by his colleagues from both political parties, all of whom had admired him greatly for his honesty as well as his fairness and for his ability to stand firm when confronted with an issue on which he had strong personal beliefs; and

WHEREAS, a World War II veteran of the United States Army, Senator Bild was extremely active in his community by supporting the causes of such worthwhile groups and organizations as American Legion Gardenville Post 300, the Concord Village Lions, the South County YMCA, and the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection; and

WHEREAS, Frank Bild was a family man who had remained totally devoted to his beloved wife of sixty-one years, Flora; his children, Brian, Karen, Norman, and Kathleen; and his three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninetieth General Assembly, pause in a moment of silent reverie to reflect upon the lifetime achievements of the late Frank Bild who had contributed so much for the benefit of others and to express our heartfelt sympathy to the loved ones he has left behind; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for Mrs. Flora Huss Bild, as a special tribute to the memory of her loving husband.

Senator Schneider offered the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1034

WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States enacted the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (P.L. 94-142), now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to ensure that all children with disabilities in the United States have available to them a free and appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs, to assure that the rights of children with disabilities and their parents or guardians are protected, to assist states and localities to provide for the education of all children with disabilities, and to assess and assure the effectiveness of efforts to educate children with disabilities; and

WHEREAS, since 1975, federal law has authorized appropriation levels for grants to states under the IDEA at forty percent of the average per-pupil expenditure in public elementary and secondary schools in the United States; and

WHEREAS, Congress continued the forty-percent funding authority in Public Law 105-17, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997; and

WHEREAS, Congress has never appropriated funds equivalent to the authorized level, has never exceeded the fifteen-percent level, and has usually only appropriated funding at about the eight-percent level; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri State Plan for Special Education was approved for statewide implementation on the basis of the anticipated federal commitment to fund special education programs at the federally authorized level; and

WHEREAS, Missouri appropriated approximately $240 million for the 2000 fiscal year in support for the state's share of funding for special education programs; and

WHEREAS, the State of Missouri received approximately $105 million in federal special education funds under IDEA for the 1999-2000 school year, even though the federally authorized level of funding would provide over $313 million annually to Missouri; and

WHEREAS, local educational agencies in Missouri are required to pay for the underfunded federal mandates for special education programs, at a statewide total cost approaching $208 million annually, from regular education program money, thereby reducing the funding that is available for other education programs; and

WHEREAS, the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Cedar Rapids Community School District v. Garret F. ((1999) 143 L.Ed 2d 154), has had the effect of creating an additional mandate for providing specialized health care, and will significantly increase the costs associated with providing special education services; and

WHEREAS, whether or not Missouri participates in the IDEA grant program, the state has to meet the requirements of Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. Sec. 701) and its implementing regulations (34 C.F.R. 104), which prohibit recipients of federal financial assistance, including educational institutions, from discriminating on the basis of disability, yet no federal funds are available under that act for state grants; and

WHEREAS, Missouri is committed to providing a free and appropriate public education to children and youth with disabilities, in order to meet their unique needs; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri General Assembly is extremely concerned that, since 1978, Congress has not provided states with the full amount of financial assistance necessary to achieve its goal of ensuring children and youth with disabilities equal protection of the laws:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Missouri Senate, Second Regular Session, Ninetieth General Assembly, that the President and Congress of the United States are respectfully requested to provide the full forty-percent federal share of funding for special education programs so that Missouri and other states participating in these critical programs will not be required to take funding from other vital state and local programs in order to fund this underfunded federal mandate; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for the President and Vice President of the United States, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to the Majority Leader of the Senate, to the Chair of the Senate Committee on Budget, to the Chair of the House Committee on the Budget, to the Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, to the Chair of the House Committee on Appropriations, to each member of the Missouri Congressional delegation, and to the United States Secretary of Education.

Senator Steelman offered the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1035

WHEREAS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a fatal neuromuscular disease that destroys the ability of the brain to communicate with the muscles; and

WHEREAS, early symptoms of ALS include muscle weakness or stiffness. As the disease progresses, muscle function is lost in the limbs and trunk of the body. Eventually the muscles that control vital functions such as speech, swallowing and respiration also become paralyzed; and

WHEREAS, nearly 5000 people are diagnosed annually in the United States and life expectancy is typically 2 to 5 years, with about 50 percent living at least 3 years after diagnosis, 20 percent living for 5 years, and 10 percent surviving 10 or more years; and

WHEREAS, ALS can strike anyone. Men and women are affected in nearly equal proportion and even though the onset is typically beyond the age of 60, it can occur at any age; and

WHEREAS, although there is not yet a cure for ALS, much can be done to alleviate symptoms, prevent complications, and maintain maximum function. Physical therapy, rehabilitation techniques and assistive devices help people deal with the inevitable weakness and functional disability caused by the disease. These therapies can help those living with ALS lead productive and independent lives:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the Missouri Senate of the Ninetieth General Assembly, hereby join unanimously in honoring those persons affected by ALS and encouraging the availability of services, support groups and training for those living with ALS and those working with ALS patients; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the Missouri Senate of the Ninetieth General Assembly, hereby encourage members of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate to support any effort to raise awareness about this devastating disease; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the Missouri Senate of the Ninetieth General Assembly, hereby urge members of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate to introduce and support legislation to improve the lives of ALS patients; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the Missouri Senate of the Ninetieth General Assembly, hereby encourage members of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate to support H.R. 353 and S. 1074 which would waive the Social Security disability waiting period for ALS patients to receive medicare coverage and would provide for Medicare coverage of all FDA-approved drugs and biologicals prescribed for use in the treatment of ALS; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for the Missouri Congressional delegation.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bills were read the 1st time and 1,000 copies ordered printed:

SB 789-By Mathewson.

An Act to amend chapter 221, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section authorizing a sales tax for regional jail districts and associated court facilities, with an expiration date.

SB 790-By Caskey.

An Act to repeal sections 181.043, 181.060 and 181.110, RSMo 1994, and section 181.021, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to the state library, and to enact in lieu thereof four new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 791-By Goode.

An Act to repeal section 307.366 as enacted by conference committee substitute for senate committee substitute for house committee substitute for house bills nos. 603, 722 and 783, ninetieth general assembly, first regular session and section 307.366 as enacted by conference committee substitute for house substitute for senate substitute for senate committee substitute for senate bill no. 19, ninetieth general assembly, first regular session, relating to motor vehicle emissions inspections in certain counties without a charter form of government, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 792-By Sims.

An Act to repeal section 304.010, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to speed limits, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 793-By Staples.

An Act to amend chapter 302, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to motor vehicles.

SB 794-By Singleton.

An Act to repeal section 354.606, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to health care providers, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 795-By Singleton.

An Act to amend chapter 407, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to credit reporting.

SB 796-By Jacob.

An Act to repeal section 174.620, RSMo 1994, and section 174.610, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to certain institutions of higher education, and to enact in lieu thereof six new sections relating to the same subject.

Senator Clay requested unanimous consent of the Senate to withdraw SB 726 from further consideration, which request was granted.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR

The following message was received from the governor:OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 10, 2000

TO THE SENATE OF THE 90th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

I hereby withdraw from your consideration the following appointment to office made by me on June 17, 1999 and submitted to you on January 5, 2000 for your advice and consent:

Cheryl A. Robinson, 18325 Pinbrook Hollow, Post Office Box 117, Allenton, St. Louis County, Missouri 63001, as a member of the Missouri Board for Therapeutic Massage, for a term ending June 17, 2002, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, RSMo. 324.243.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Senator Quick moved that the above appointment be returned to the Governor, pursuant to his request, which motion prevailed.

The following messages were received from the Governor, reading of which was waived:

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 6, 2000

TO THE SENATE OF THE 90th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

I have the honor to transmit to you herewith for your advice and consent the following appointment to office:

G. Ruth Mach, Ed.D., Republican, 4921 Ardeth Court, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri 63128, as a member of the Truman State University Board of Governors, for a term ending January 1, 2006, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, reappointed to a full term.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 6, 2000

TO THE SENATE OF THE 90th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

I have the honor to transmit to you herewith for your advice and consent the following appointment to office:

Thomas R. Jayne, Republican, 225 Blackmer Place, Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Missouri 63119, as a member of the Truman State University Board of Governors, for a term ending January 1, 2006, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Dorothy M. Munch, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 7, 2000

TO THE SENATE OF THE 90th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

I have the honor to transmit to you herewith for your advice and consent the following appointment to office:

Charles D. Banks, Democrat, 678 Glenwood Drive, Pevely, Jefferson County, Missouri 63070, as a member of the State Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority, for a term ending January 1, 2003, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, reappointed to a full term.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 7, 2000

TO THE SENATE OF THE 90th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

I have the honor to transmit to you herewith for your advice and consent the following appointment to office:

Joyce A. Blades, Republican, 2308 Barataria, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri 65804, as a member of the Public Defender Commission, for a term ending December 30, 2005, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, reappointed to a full term.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 7, 2000

TO THE SENATE OF THE 90th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

I have the honor to transmit to you herewith for your advice and consent the following appointment to office:

David A. Childers, Democrat, 6006 North 27th Street, Ozark, Christian County, Missouri 65721, as a member of the State Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority, for a term ending January 1, 2003, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, reappointed to a full term.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 7, 2000

TO THE SENATE OF THE 90th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

I have the honor to transmit to you herewith for your advice and consent the following appointment to office:

Norwood A. Creason, Democrat, 104 West 6th Street, Braymer, Caldwell County, Missouri 64624, as a member of the State Fair Commission, for a term ending December 29, 2003, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, reappointed to a full term.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 7, 2000

TO THE SENATE OF THE 90th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

I have the honor to transmit to you herewith for your advice and consent the following appointment to office:

Jerry W. Divin, Democrat, 1359 East 470th Road, Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri 63613, as a member of the State Fair Commission, for a term ending December 29, 2003, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, reappointed to a full term.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 7, 2000

TO THE SENATE OF THE 90th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

I have the honor to transmit to you herewith for your advice and consent the following appointment to office:

Charles Richard Gulick, M.D., Republican, 22 Upper Ladue Road, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri 63124, as a member of the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, for a term ending September 3, 2003, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, reappointed to a full term.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 7, 2000

TO THE SENATE OF THE 90th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

I have the honor to transmit to you herewith for your advice and consent the following appointment to office:

Richard L. Hill, HCR 3, Post Office Box 973, Kimberling City, Stone County, Missouri 65686, as a member of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission, for a term ending October 3, 2002, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, John Stephen Whitney, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 7, 2000

TO THE SENATE OF THE 90th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

I have the honor to transmit to you herewith for your advice and consent the following appointment to office:

Michael Stephan Manier, Republican, 7800 Highway 63, Houston, Texas County, Missouri 65483, as a member of the Linn State Technical College Board of Regents, for a term ending December 29, 2005, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, reappointed to a full term.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 7, 2000

TO THE SENATE OF THE 90th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

I have the honor to transmit to you herewith for your advice and consent the following appointment to office:

Carl M. Myers, M.D., Democrat, 7501 Northwest Eastside Drive, Weatherby Lake, Platte County, Missouri 64152, as a member of the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, for a term ending September 3, 2003, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, reappointed to a full term.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

President Pro Tem Quick referred the above appointments to the Committee on Gubernatorial Appointments.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

President Pro Tem Quick appointed the following committee pursuant to HCR 1: Senators Schneider, Caskey, Howard, Maxwell, Wiggins, Jacob, Ehlmann, Kenney, Kinder and Klarich.

REFERRALS

President Pro Tem Quick referred SCR 21 and SCR 22 to the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE

The following message was received from the House of Representatives through its Chief Clerk:

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the Speaker has appointed the following Escort Committee to act with a like committee from the Senate pursuant to HCR 1: Representatives Harlan, Hosmer, Monaco, Graham (24), Clayton, Curls, Lograsso, Sallee, Hanaway, Gibbons, Ridgeway.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bills were read the 1st time and 1,000 copies ordered printed:

SB 797-By Ehlmann.

An Act to amend chapter 115, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to elections.

SB 798-By Ehlmann.

An Act to amend chapter 105, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to state employees.

SB 799-By Ehlmann.

An Act to amend chapter 577, RSMo, by adding thereto three new sections relating to the offense of aggressive driving, with penalty provisions.

SB 800-By Ehlmann.

An Act to repeal sections 130.072 and 130.081, RSMo 1994, relating to campaign finance disclosure, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Flotron introduced to the Senate, his niece, Jose Frank, St. Louis.

Senator Kinder introduced to the Senate, Dr. Dan Obermark, his wife, Anne, and their children, Cassidy, Jon, Katie and Jim, Sikeston; and Cassidy, Jon, Katie and Jim were made honorary pages.

Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, his daughter, Elizabeth, Lee's Summit; and Elizabeth was made an honorary page.

Senator Wiggins introduced to the Senate, Dr. John W. Turly and Dr. John J. Turly, Kansas City.

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, his intern, Steffani Lyon, Cass County.

On motion of Senator DePasco, the Senate adjourned under the rules.