Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


FIFTEENTH DAY--MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2000


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Wilson in the Chair.

The Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:

Galatians 5:22: "The fruit of the Spirit is...Joy."

Gracious God, help us be a people of genuine joy. The kind of joy found in the midst of hardship; a gladness in the midst of pain. Help us have the joy of knowing Your presence in times of distress and solace in time of grief. Help us to be a people of joy that is not cosmetic of a forced smile, the perfunctory glad hand or professional glad work. But help us to know the joy that permeates all of our thinking, speaking and doing and that brightens both our inner and outer life. And thank You for the joy of having a Super Bowl Championship team in our state. In Your Name we pray. 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 27, 2000, was read and approved.

Photographers from the Associated Press were 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
Johnson Kenney Kinder Klarich
Mathewson Maxwell Mueller Quick
Rohrbach Russell Schneider Scott
Sims Singleton Staples Steelman
Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
Absent with leave--Senator Jacob--1
Vacancies--1
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

RESOLUTIONS



Senator Clay offered Senate Resolution No. 1110, regarding the Wyman/Saint Louis University Math Club Program, which was adopted.

Senator Klarich offered Senate Resolution No. 1111, regarding the First Evangelical Free Church, Manchester, which was adopted.

Senators House and Ehlmann offered Senate Resolution No. 1112, regarding Ed Watkins, St. Peters, which was adopted.

Senators House and Ehlmann offered Senate Resolution No. 1113, regarding Linda Howard, St. Peters, which was adopted.

Senators House and Ehlmann offered Senate Resolution No. 1114, regarding Kevin and Karen DeSain, St. Peters, which was adopted.

Senator Schneider offered Senate Resolution No. 1115, regarding Leonard Robinson, St. Ann, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1116, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Spire, Parnell, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1117, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boswell, Oregon, which was adopted.

Senator Westfall offered Senate Resolution No. 1118, regarding the death of William H. Pinnell, Sr., Monett, which was adopted.

Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 1119, regarding Henry Schweitzer, Independence, which was adopted.

Senator Childers offered Senate Resolution No. 1120, regarding Thomas E. Carr, Monett, which was adopted.

Senator Caskey offered Senate Resolution No. 1121, regarding the death of Stanley H. Crain, Warrensburg, which was adopted.

Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 1122, regarding Jeffrey E. White, Independence, which was adopted.

Senator Childers offered Senate Resolution No. 1123, regarding Debbie Powell, Cedar Creek, which was adopted.

Senator Westfall offered Senate Resolution No. 1124, regarding the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Burton, Bolivar, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1125, regarding Stan and Sue Flowers, Dexter, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1126, regarding the Dexter Senior Center, Dexter, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1127, regarding Arvin Industries, Inc., Dexter, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1128, regarding the One Hundred First Birthday of Mrs. Sylvia Schmidt, Puxico, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1129, regarding Plaza Tire Service, Dexter, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 935-By Caskey.

An Act to amend chapter 191, RSMo, by adding thereto three new sections relating to loans for assistive technology.

SB 936-By Childers.

An Act to repeal section 144.157, RSMo 1994, relating to the collection of certain taxes, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 937-By Staples.

An Act to repeal sections 324.478 and 324.481, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to the acupuncturist advisory council, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 938-By Mueller.

An Act to amend chapter 537, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to claims against certain licensed professionals.

SB 939-By Clay, Bland and House.

An Act to repeal sections 105.500 and 105.510, RSMo 1994, and to enact in lieu thereof ten new sections relating to good faith employee negotiations, with penalty provisions.

SB 940-By Mathewson.

An Act to repeal sections 311.510 and 311.540, RSMo 1994, and sections 311.070 and 311.485, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to liquor control, and to enact in lieu thereof four new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

SB 941-By DePasco.

An Act to repeal sections 566.062, 566.067 and 566.068, RSMo 1994, relating to sexual offenses involving children, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

SB 942-By Rohrbach.

An Act to repeal section 632.486, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to civil commitment of sexually violent predators, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 943-By Yeckel, Scott, Childers, Graves, Flotron, Rohrbach, Kenney, Kinder, Staples, Schneider, Steelman, Ehlmann, Russell, House, Mueller, DePasco, Howard, Stoll, Wiggins, Klarich and Westfall.

An Act to repeal section 188.037, RSMo 1994, relating to fetal research, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Senator Staples assumed the Chair.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR

The following message was received from the Governor:

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 28, 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 August 13, 1999 and submitted to you on January 5, 2000 for your advice and consent:

William H. Darr, Republican, 2951 White Oak Drive, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri 65809, as a member of the Southwest Missouri State University Board of Governors, for a term ending January 1, 2005, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Thomas Strong, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

President Pro Tem 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 28, 2000

TO THE SENATE OF THE 90th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

The following addendum should be made to the appointment of Erin E. Wilson for the Central Missouri State University Board of Regents, submitted to you on January 13, 2000. Line 3 should be amended to read:

State University Board of Governors, for a term ending January 1,

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 28, 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:

Julius C. Dix, Democrat, 508 Crestvale Drive, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri 63119, as a member of the Lincoln University Board of Curators, for a term ending January 1, 2005, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Claude Rogers, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 28, 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:

Pearlie I. Evans, Democrat, 5011 North Kingshighway, St. Louis City, Missouri 63115, as a member of the Lincoln University Board of Curators, for a term ending January 1, 2006, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Ruth McGowan, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 28, 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:

Will E. McCarther, Ph.D., Democrat, 11536 Baltimore, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri 64114, as a member of the Lincoln University Board of Curators, for a term ending January 1, 2005, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Yvonne Wilson, resigned.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 28, 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:

Robert R. Wheeler, Republican, 4604 East 51st Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri 64130, as a member of the Lincoln University Board of Curators, for a term ending January 1, 2006, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Robert Taylor, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

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

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS

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

SB 855--Education.

SB 856--Aging, Families and Mental Health.

SB 857--Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism.

SB 858--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation.

SB 859--Insurance and Housing.

SB 860--Insurance and Housing.

SB 861--Insurance and Housing.

SB 862--Insurance and Housing.

SB 863--Pensions and General Laws.

SB 864--Labor and Industrial Relations.

SB 865--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 866--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation.

SB 868--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 869--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation.

SB 870--Judiciary.

SB 871---Commerce and Environment.

SB 872--Elections, Veterans' Affairs and Corrections.

SB 873--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 874--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 875--Education.

SB 876--Transportation.

SB 877--Education.

SB 878--Labor and Industrial Relations.

SB 879--Commerce and Environment.

SB 880--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 881--Ways and Means.

SB 882--Commerce and Environment.

SB 883--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 884--Ways and Means.

SB 885--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 886--Elections, Veterans' Affairs and Corrections.

SB 887--Labor and Industrial Relations.

SB 888--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 889--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 890--Ways and Means.

SB 891--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 892--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 893--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 894--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 895--Transportation.

SB 896--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation.

SB 897--Education.

SB 898--Ways and Means.

SB 899--Insurance and Housing.

SB 900--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 926--Education.

SB 934--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SJR 53--Pensions and General Laws.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

The President introduced to the Senate, Tony Galbreath, Fulton.

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, Rebekah Baxter, Anna-Grace Claassen, Samantha Denny, Jonathan Friz, F. Joseph Goldkamp, Nick Gustafson, Tim Ivancic, Aaron Johnson, Melissa

Millar, Sarah Munson, John Murphy, Steve Ottolini, Nick Pavlenko, Dawn Piehl, Rodney Schnellbacher, Michelle Stanford, Lindsey Vehlewald, Kristen Walle, Ken Boesch, Charlie Hinderliter, Chris Smith and Sue Tameling, Westminster Christian Academy.

Senator Kinder introduced to the Senate, David Herbst, Chaffee.

Senator Ehlmann introduced to the Senate, his wife, Jean, and their sons, Brendan and Will, St. Charles.

On behalf of Senator House and himself, Senator Ehlmann introduced to the Senate, students from St. Charles High School, St. Charles.

Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Dr. Winship, Weldon Webb, Barry Kling and Gwen Ratermann, Columbia.

Senator House introduced to the Senate, his son, Benjamin, St. Charles.

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