Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


EIGHTH DAY--TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2000


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem Quick in the Chair.

The Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:

Ulysses S. Grant said shortly before his death: "God does not need great men but great men need God."

Almighty God, we thank You that You love us and that You have allowed us the opportunity to discover our great need of You in our lives. As we serve in this chamber we recognize the great honor and privilege we have been given us but we also recognize our need for Your guidance, directing us towards Your kingdom and the fulfillment of Your will for us as we try to be all You have created us to become. 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 Senate 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 Flotron
Goode Graves House Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
Absent with leave--Senators--None
Vacancies--1
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Senator Klarich offered the following concurrent resolution:

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 23

WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States has required the use of reformulated motor fuel in many major urban centers of the nation, known as "non-attainment areas" for failure to attain air quality standards; and

WHEREAS, this reformulated motor fuel most often achieves the federal requirement for "oxygenated" components through inclusion of a substantial amount of methyl tertiary-butyl ether or MTBE; and

WHEREAS, motor fuels are often leaked into the ground surrounding a fuel station by leakage from underground storage tanks or splashing losses; and

WHEREAS, MTBE is more water-soluble than components in conventional gasoline; and

WHEREAS, MTBE is transported much more readily into aquifers used for drinking water supplies; and

WHEREAS, MTBE renders drinking water foul and unusable by humans; and

WHEREAS, MTBE has been used in reformulated motor fuel required throughout the St. Louis non-attainment area during the warm weather season beginning in 1999:

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Missouri Senate, Ninetieth General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that the Department of Natural Resources be instructed to assess the extent of contamination of ground and surface water in the St. Louis non-attainment area and the risk of future contamination in that area from continuing use of reformulated motor fuel containing MTBE and to report its findings to the General Assembly and Governor no later than December 15, 2000; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for the Governor and the Director of the Department of Natural Resources.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 848-By Stoll and Maxwell.

An Act to amend chapter 393, RSMo, relating to gas, electric, water, heating and sewer companies, by adding thereto ten new sections relating to retail energy customer and worker protection, with an emergency clause.

SB 849-By Stoll.

An Act to repeal sections 700.015, 700.025, 700.045, 700.050 and 700.090, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to manufactured housing, and to enact in lieu thereof five new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

SB 850-By Scott.

An Act to repeal section 334.128, RSMo 1994, relating to the state board of registration for the healing arts, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 851-By Wiggins and Stoll.

An Act to repeal sections 513.605, 513.607, 513.647 and 513.653, RSMo 1994, relating to the criminal activity forfeiture act, and to enact in lieu thereof four new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

SB 852-By Flotron.

An Act to repeal sections 135.357 and 143.121, RSMo 1994, relating to income taxation, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with an effective date.

SB 853-By Flotron.

An Act to amend chapter 32, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the department of revenue oversight board.

SB 854-By Sims.

An Act to repeal sections 197.305, 197.312, 197.314, 197.315, 197.316, 197.317, 197.318, 197.366 and 197.367, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to certificate of need, and to enact in lieu thereof four new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 855-By Kinder and Yeckel.

An Act to repeal section 160.400, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to charter schools, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 856-By Maxwell.

An Act to repeal section 198.530, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to long-term care facilities, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 857-By Maxwell.

An Act to amend chapter 276, RSMo, by adding thereto thirteen new sections relating to livestock.

SB 858-By Maxwell.

An Act to repeal sections 610.021 and 610.027, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to the sunshine law, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 859-By Jacob.

An Act to repeal section 461.051, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to nonprobate transfers, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 860-By Jacob.

An Act to repeal section 376.1361, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to health insurance, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 861-By Jacob.

An Act to amend chapter 375, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to insurance security deposits.

SB 862-By Jacob.

An Act to repeal section 384.043, RSMo 1994, relating to surplus lines insurance, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SJR 50-By Stoll.

Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing section 39(a) of article III of the Constitution of Missouri relating to bingo, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to the same subject.

REFERRALS

President Pro Tem Quick referred the Gubernatorial Appointments appearing on pages 102 through 104 of the Senate Journal for Monday, January 17, 2000, to the Committee on Gubernatorial Appointments.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

President Pro Tem Quick appointed the following committee pursuant to HCR 2: Senators Quick, DePasco, Scott, Mathewson, Jacob, Howard, Russell, Bentley, Mueller and Sims.



INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Yeckel introduced to the Senate, Girl Scout Troops 510 and 514 from St. Catherine Laboure School, St. Louis County; and Jennifer Ryan, Jenna Polizza, Ali Burns and Danielle Rogaczewski were made honorary pages.

Senator Kinder introduced to the Senate, David Smith, Columbia.

Senator Steelman introduced to the Senate, Dr. Jeff and Sandy Kerr, Rolla; and Dr. Sue Meiner, St. Louis.

Senator Bland introduced to the Senate, Linda Manlove, Kansas City.

Senator Jacob introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. David M. Ota, M.D., and Gwen Ratermann, Columbia.

Senator Howard introduced to the Senate, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Decker, and their daughter Lauren, Poplar Bluff; and Lauren was made an honorary page; and Taya Walters, Jefferson City.

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