Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


FOURTEENTH DAY--THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2000


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem Quick in the Chair.

The Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:

Psalm 31:14-15 "O Lord...Thou art my God. My times are in Thy hand."

Gracious Father, we bring another week to an end, amazed how fast the time has gone by. Our time is in Your hand and the length and breadth of it we know not. But we do pray, let us be mindful of this gift as we hurry home this day. May we use each minute wisely, productively and most assuredly lovingly among those You have given us to love. And let us rejoice in this most precious gift You have given that it will not return to You empty. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

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

The Journal for 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 Flotron
Goode Graves House Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Steelman
Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
Absent with leave--Senator Staples--1
Vacancies--1
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Jacob offered Senate Resolution No. 1108, regarding Operation Just Cause, which was adopted.

Senator Johnson offered Senate Resolution No. 1109, regarding Lieutenant Governor Roger B. Wilson, Columbia, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 920-By Flotron and Kenney.

An Act to repeal sections 145.009, 145.011, 145.041, 145.051, 145.091, 145.101, 145.102, 145.201, 145.301, 145.481, 145.511, 145.551, 145.552, 145.601, 145.711, 145.801, 145.846, 145.871, 145.961, 145.971, 145.985 and 145.995, RSMo 1994, relating to estate tax, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 921-By Scott.

An Act to repeal section 334.120, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to professional registration, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 922-By Scott.

An Act to repeal sections 87.230 and 87.237, RSMo 1994, relating to retirement benefits, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 923-By Quick.

An Act to amend chapter 331, RSMo, relating to chiropractors by adding thereto one new section relating to spinal manipulation, with penalty provisions.

SB 924-By Maxwell.

An Act to amend chapter 94, RSMo, relating to sales taxes for economic development by adding thereto one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 925-By Caskey, Maxwell and Mathewson.

An Act to amend chapter 620, RSMo, by adding thereto four new sections relating to the Missouri agricultural advocates office.

SB 926-By Stoll and House.

An Act to repeal section 163.031, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to state school aid to school districts based upon payment amounts in a previous year, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 927-By Stoll.

An Act to amend chapter 162, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to special education services.

SB 928-By Stoll.

An Act to repeal sections 104.140 and 104.345, RSMo 1994, and sections 104.010, 104.090, 104.103, 104.335, 104.344, 104.350, 104.372, 104.380, 104.395, 104.420, 104.517, 104.610, 104.1015, 104.1024, 104.1027, 104.1042, 104.1072 and 104.1090, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to certain retirement systems, and to enact in lieu thereof twenty new sections relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

SB 929-By Jacob.

An Act to repeal section 375.1220, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to claims by an insurance company receiver against reinsurers, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 930-By Jacob.

An Act to amend chapter 610, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to hospital records.

SB 931-By Kinder.

An Act to repeal section 162.790, RSMo 1994, relating to state funding for the education of certain disabled students, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 932-By Sims.

An Act to amend chapter 192, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to obesity.

SB 933-By Sims.

An Act to repeal section 160.400, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to the establishment of a state public charter school board, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SJR 53-By Quick.

Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing sections 2, 5, 7 and 9 of article III of the Constitution of Missouri relating to changing the number of members of the general assembly, and adopting four new sections in lieu thereof relating to the same subject.

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

Senator Wiggins assumed the Chair.

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:

Shirley A. Fearon, as a member of the State Mental Health Commission;

Also,

Mark W. Smith, as a member of the St. Louis City Board of Police Commissioners;

Also,

Cletus B. Kraenzle, Glenda A. Kremer, Letitia R. Thomas, Robert P. O'Dell, Joann E. Noll, Shawn T. deLoyola and Neva G. Thurston, as members of the Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities;

Also,

Mary A. Holyoke and Frances Afua Bromley, as members of the Missouri Acupuncturist Advisory Committee;

Also,

Geraldine E. Madden, as a member of the Advisory Committee on Lead Poisoning;

Also,

Nancy K. Wilson, Flora M. Henderson and John L. Tirre, as members of the State Board of Cosmetology;

Also,

Carol M. Wicks and James Michael DiPardo, as members of the Land Reclamation Commission;

Also,

John R. Blass, Stephen L. Barr, Patricia L. Schlechte and Linda R. Bohrer, as members of the Missouri Head Injury Advisory Council;

Also,

Nancy J. Stemme and John H. Goffstein, as members of the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee;

Also,

Sandra K. Grebing, as a member of the State Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services;

Also,

Mary S. Ireland, Laura E. Roy and Carolyn Davis Newport, as members of the Missouri Family Trust Fund Board of Trustees;

Also,

Stephen T. Sugg, as student representative of the University of Missouri Board of Curators;

Also,

Janice Schnake Greene, as a public member of the Clean Water Commission of the State of Missouri;

Also,

Christi L. Warner, as a member of the Missouri Board for Therapeutic Massage;

Also,

Peter F. Herschend, as a member of the State Board of Education;

Also,

Peter M. Schloss, Debra A. Howenstine, Kathleen C. Bargeon and Cynthia A. Rushefsky, as members of the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board;

Also,

Roger D. Young, Roger Dale "R.D." Porter and Charles G. Bonney, as members of the Committee for 911 Service Oversight;

Also,

Richard E. Tufts, as a member of the Missouri Emergency Response Commission;

Also,

Richard C. Dunn and A. Sam Burton, as members of the Children's Trust Fund 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.



SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS

The following Bills and Joint Resolutions were read the 2nd time and referred to the Committees indicated:

SB 804--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation.

SB 805--Ways and Means.

SB 806--Elections, Veterans' Affairs and Corrections.

SB 807--Insurance and Housing.

SB 808--Insurance and Housing.

SB 809--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 810--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 811--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 812--Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism.

SB 813--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 814--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 815--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 816--Pensions and General Laws.

SB 817--Pensions and General Laws.

SB 818--Elections, Veterans' Affairs and Corrections.

SB 819--Commerce and Environment.

SB 820--Insurance and Housing.

SB 821--Pensions and General Laws.

SB 822--Insurance and Housing.

SB 823--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 824--Judiciary.

SB 825--Education.

SB 826--Commerce and Environment.

SB 827--Pensions and General Laws.

SB 828--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 829--Insurance and Housing.

SB 830--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 831--Transportation.

SB 832--Transportation.

SB 833--Insurance and Housing.

SB 834--Transportation.

SB 835--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 836--Insurance and Housing.

SB 837--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation.

SB 838--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 839--Pensions and General Laws.

SB 840--Labor and Industrial Relations.

SB 841--Transportation.

SB 842--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 843--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 844--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 845--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation.

SB 846--Ways and Means.

SB 847--Ways and Means.

SB 848--Commerce and Environment.

SB 849--Insurance and Housing.

SB 850--Pensions and General Laws.

SB 851--Ways and Means.

SB 852--Ways and Means.

SB 853--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation.

SB 854--Aging, Families and Mental Health.

SJR 48--Ways and Means.

SJR 49--Pensions and General Laws.

SJR 50--Elections, Veterans' Affairs and Corrections.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 934-By Caskey.

An Act to repeal section 577.017, RSMo 1994, and sections 302.302, 302.309, 302.505, 304.012, 577.012, 577.023 and 577.600, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to alcohol-related traffic offenses, and to enact in lieu thereof eight new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

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

On behalf of Senator House and himself, Senator Ehlmann introduced to the Senate, Rose Mack, Janet Dunham, John Griesenauer, Joe Kernell, Aleece Vogt, Greg Chailland, Tim DeGelder, Diane Schroeder, Denise Liebel, Jim Ottomeyer, Colleen Lang, Barb Griffith, Jeanne Palumbo, Nick Donze, Lucy Lockley, Chris Ryan, Vernice Bratton, Virginia Donovan, Judy Streck, Brenda Stewart, David Pippin, Mary K. Crist, Barbara Reitz, Frank Noto, Kevin Pyatt, Nancy Conover, John White and Linda Johnson, members of Vision St. Charles County Leadership.

On motion of Senator DePasco, the Senate adjourned until 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 31, 2000.