Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


SIXTH DAY--THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2000


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Wilson in the Chair.

The Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:

Psalm 91:11: "For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways."

Merciful God, in the midst of the changes and chances and fluctuating pressures of daily living send Your holy angels to be with us especially when dangers threaten within and without. Direct Your angels to watch over us as we travel back and forth from here to home and back once again. Let Your angels banish doubts and fears that lie beneath the surface of our consciousness and help us venture forth upon the daily tasks before us, confident of Your loving care and divine protection. This we ask in Your Holy Name. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

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

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

Senator Staples assumed the Chair.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1049, regarding the One Hundredth Birthday of Elizabeth Freeman, Tarkio, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1050, regarding the Dexter High School 3A Bearcats Basketball Team, which was adopted.

Senator Quick offered the following resolution:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1051

WHEREAS, the Administration Committee is required by law to establish the rates of pay each year, and

WHEREAS, such rates of pay are to be the same as those established under the policies of the Personnel Division of the Office of Administration for comparable duties after examination of the rates of pay then in effect, and

WHEREAS, the rates of pay established shall become effective in January.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Committee on Administration that the number, classification and rates of pay authorized for employees of the Senate shall include one department director, two deputy department directors, and seven division level directors to be compensated according to Office of Administration guidelines for compensation of division directors; and the following authorized employees at rates of pay within the ranges hereby established.

MONTHLY
NO. CLASSIFICATION SALARY RANGE
5 Staff Attorney II 2,802 - 4,275
1 Senior Staff Attorney 3,678 - 5,334
1 Research Analyst II 2,802 - 4,275
1 Senior Research Analyst 3,678 - 5,334
1 Investigator 2,688 - 4,096
7 Research Staff Secretary 2,038 - 3,238
5 Budget Research Analyst II 2,802 - 4,275
4 Assistant Secretary of Senate 2,381 - 3,524
5.5 Enrolling & Engrossing Clerk 1,926 - 2,802
1 Billroom Supervisor 1,926 - 2,802
1.5 Billroom Clerk 1,478 - 2,030
4 Public Information Specialist I 1,926 - 2,802
2 Public Information Specialist II 2,202 - 3,238
3 Administrative Assistant 1,500 - 5,527
1 Executive Assistant 1,500 - 5,405
1 Telecommunications Coordinator 2,480 - 3,678
3 Accountant 2,038 - 2,916
6 Administrative Secretary 1,500 - 3,687
7 Clerical Assistant 1,500 - 3,001
1 Messenger 1,478 - 2,030
1 Data Control Coordinator 2,202 - 3,238
3 Computer Info. Technology Spec. II 3,345 - 5,577
1 Computer Info. Technology Spec. III 3,489 - 5,836
1 Computer Info. Technologist III 2,916 - 4,469
1 Network/Communications Analyst 3,059 - 4,881
1 Computer Operator II 1,854 - 2,688
2 Computer Operator III 2,202 - 3,238
4 Data Entry Operator III 1,663 - 2,335
1 Graphics Supervisor 1,907 - 2,831
3 Composing Equipment Operator III 1,711 - 2,794
1 Mailroom Supervisor 1,926 - 2,802
3 Duplicating Equipment Operator I 1,426 - 1,920
1 Duplicating Equipment Operator II 1,621 - 2,237
3 Duplicating Equipment Operator III 1,788 - 2,530
1 Duplicating Equipment Operator IV 1,926 - 2,802
1 Photographer 2,139 - 3,366
0.25 Physical Plant Supervisor 1,830 - 3,579
1 Maintenance Supervisor 2,038 - 2,916
1 Carpenter II 1,854 - 2,688
4.5 Custodian II 1,295 - 2,110
2 Custodian III 1,492 - 2,237
2 Maintenance Worker 1,621 - 2,237
1 Sergeant at Arms (Elected) 2,202 - 3,238
0.5 Doorkeeper (Elected) 1,000 - 2,087
3 Assistant Doorkeeper 800 - 1,543
0.5 Reading Clerk 750 - 1,692
0.5 Chaplain 500 - 890
3 Security Guard 1,438 - 2,530

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Senate Administration Committee is authorized to establish a formula setting forth the maximum amount which may be expended by each Senator for the employment of Administrative and Clerical Assistants. Each Senator will be notified of the funds available, and shall thereafter certify to the Senate Administrator the names and addresses of Administrative and Clerical Assistants. The compensation paid to the Senators' administrative and clerical assistants shall be within the limits of the categories set forth hereinabove.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Senate Administrator, with the approval of the Senate Administration Committee, shall have the authority to cooperate and coordinate with the House Administrator in the selection of employees, who shall be assigned to the garage, Joint Committee Staffs and the rotunda area, and who will be paid from the Joint House and Senate Contingent Fund, within the limits of the categories set out above.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Committee on Administration has the authority to reduce, combine or consolidate positions and salaries where necessary to meet changed conditions or circumstances which arise, and may enter into contracts with consultants, provided such consultant's contract fee does not exceed the salary for the comparable position, and such consultant shall count as an employee of the Senate.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Senate Administration Committee is authorized to adjust the foregoing pay ranges in July to reflect implementation of the state pay plan for FY 2001.

Senator Wiggins offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1052

WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate have been deeply saddened to learn of the death of Leslie Robert (Bob) Benson, of Kansas City; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Benson, a native of Hutchison, Kansas, graduated from Central Missouri State University with a degree in Accounting and then entered the United States Air Force where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant and served as a jet fighter pilot during the Korean War; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Benson thereafter spent many years working in the corporate accounting field throughout the Kansas City area and was active in many other civic and community offices; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Benson was most of all a devoted husband and father in whose heart and love his family always came first;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the Missouri Senate pause in their deliberations to salute the memory of Leslie Robert (Bob) Benson, express their appreciation for his lifetime of good citizenship, and his contributions to Kansas City, to Missouri, and to his country, and extend to his family and many friends most sincere sympathy on his death; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for his wife, Mrs. Mary Colleta Benson, son Robert M. Benson, and daughter Mrs. Teresa LeClerc.

Senator Wiggins offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1053

WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate have been deeply saddened to learn of the death of Loretto G. Purcell, of Kansas City; and

WHEREAS, Mrs. Purcell, a longtime dynamic leader in the Catholic community, was born in Kansas City, January 17, 1908, attended St. James grade school, Loretta Academy and Sarachon-Hooley Secretarial School; and

WHEREAS, after losing both her husband, Joseph C. Purcell, and two year old son, Patrick James, in the early 1930's, she devoted her life to Catholic affairs beginning, with the Catholic Youth Council where she was the first secretary with Father Bernard Hale, the first director; and

WHEREAS, having served the CYO for 33 years she retired December 31, 1972, as office manager for the Catholic Lay Activities Office and personal secretary to its director, Father Thomas Reardon; and

WHEREAS, Mrs. Purcell received numerous awards, none of which she sought, including the "Benemerenti Award", given by Pope Pius XII in 1955 and the "Pro-Deo-ET Juventute" "For God & Youth" by the National Convention of Catholic Youth in 1959; and

WHEREAS, the greatest award Mrs. Purcell ever received was the undying admiration and affection of every young student who ever attended Catholic Schools in Kansas City during her long tenure including the sponsor of this Resolution, the current Senator form the 10th District, Senator Wiggins, who had been her loyal friend and booster since he was in grade school;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the Missouri Senate pause in their deliberations to salute the memory of a remarkable and good lady, Mrs. Loretto G. Purcell, express their appreciation for her lifetime of good citizenship, not just to Kansas City-St. Joseph, but to the youth of America, and extend to her family and many friends most sincere sympathy on her death; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for Bishop Thomas Boland, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Father Patrick Rush, Vicar General, and her nephew, Ernest J. Straub.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1054, regarding Ralph Waldo Emerson Fralick, Bernie, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 821-By Caskey.

An Act to amend chapter 50, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to certain county retirement systems.

SB 822-By Clay.

An Act to amend chapter 320, RSMo, by adding thereto four new sections relating to fire protection, with penalty provisions.

SB 823-By Clay.

An Act to repeal section 208.071, RSMo 1994, relating to Missouri works program, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 824-By Wiggins.

An Act to repeal section 494.425, RSMo 1994, relating to jury service, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 825-By Jacob.

An Act to repeal sections 174.620 and 175.021, RSMo 1994, and sections 172.037, 174.610 and 175.020, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to certain representatives on college and university boards, and to enact in lieu thereof eight new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 826-By Jacob, Kenney, House, Maxwell, Staples, Wiggins, Steelman and DePasco.

An Act to repeal section 407.820, RSMo 1994, and sections 407.815, 407.816, 407.822 and 407.825, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to motor vehicle franchise practices, and to enact in lieu thereof seven new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 827-By Scott, Schneider, Yeckel and Clay.

An Act to amend chapter 66, RSMo, by adding thereto fourteen new sections relating to the downtown revitalization act, with an emergency clause.

SB 828-By DePasco.

An Act to repeal section 313.830, RSMo 1994, relating to the Missouri gaming commission, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SJR 47-By Quick, Maxwell, Stoll, Staples, Howard, DePasco, Wiggins, Schneider, Scott, Bland, Clay, Mathewson, Caskey, Johnson and Goode.

Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment to article X of the Constitution of Missouri, by adding thereto one new section relating to the disposition of tobacco settlement funds.

SJR 48-By Goode.

Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing section 7 of article IX of the Constitution of Missouri relating to education, and adopting three new sections in lieu thereof relating to the same subject.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Quick, Chairman of the Committee on Gubernatorial Appointments, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Guber-natorial Appointments, to which were referred the following appointments and reappointments, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate do give its advice and consent to the following:

Robert H. Douglass, as a member of the State Board of Mediation;

Also,

Marilyn L. Robinson and Joe Ann Alexander, as members of the Advisory Committee on Lead Poisoning;

Also,

Ollie C. Fisher and Marcella W. Williams, as members of the State Board of Health;

Also,

Mildred L. Jamison and Christy D. Broce, as members of the Children's Trust Fund Board;

Also,

Thomas R. Davis and Paula L. Spring, as members of the State Board of Education;

Also,

Patricia M. Mahoney and Katherine Ann Borman, as members of the State Milk Board;

Also,

Patrick M. Gleason, Rachel E. Locke and Margaret "Meg" A. Harding, as members of the Hazardous Waste Management Commission;

Also,

Joan R. Shores, Terri L. Powell, Mary B. McDonald, Marie E. Carter and Donna J. Medlin, as members and Nolan G. McNeill, as a public member of the State Committee of Dietitians;

Also,

Charli Jo Ledgerwood, Roger M. Folk, H. Dwight Douglas and Chester C. Dudley, as members of the Safe Drinking Water Commission;

Also,

Rolfe C. McCoy, as a member of the Missouri Dental Board;

Also,

Clifford I. Whipple and Jewel L. Hunter, as members of the Health and Educational Facilities Authority of the State of Missouri;

Also,

Lorene A. Van Dam, as a member of the State Board of Podiatric Medicine;

Also,

Dorothy Danforth Burlin and Judith Sutter Hinrichs, as members of the State Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority;

Also,

Anita B. Gorman, as a member of the Conservation Commission;

Also,

Mary Wheeler-Jones, as a public member of the Missouri Board for Respiratory Care;

Also,

Sterling Adams and Nancy J. Reynolds, as members of the Missouri Commission on Human Rights;

Also,

Elizabeth B. Brown, as a member of the State Soil and Water Districts Commission;

Also,

William Hayden Creech, Jr., as a member of the Missouri Housing Development Commission;

Also,

Mary C. Hagerty, Dean E. Freeman, Roddy J. Rogers and Jeffrey D. Cawlfield, as members of the Dam and Reservoir Safety Council;

Also,

Lynne R. Nickolaisen, as a member of the Missouri Gaming Commission;

Also,

Paul A. Boudreau, as a member of the Personnel Advisory Board.



Senator Quick requested unanimous consent of the Senate to vote on the above reports in one motion. There being no objection, the request was granted.

Senator Quick moved that the committee reports be adopted, and the Senate do give its advice and consent to the above appointments and reappointments, which motion prevailed.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bill was read the 1st time and 1,000 copies ordered printed:

SB 829-By Singleton.

An Act to amend chapter 354, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to physicians.

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 2: Representatives Backer, Relford, Lawson, Reynolds, McKenna, Fraser, Riley, Meredith, McClelland, Shields, Ostmann, Tudor, Klindt and Long.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

On behalf of Senator Staples, the President introduced to the Senate, Dr. Larry Jackson, Doniphan.

On motion of Senator DePasco, the Senate adjourned until 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 17, 2000.