Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


SIXTEENTH DAY--TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2000


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem Quick in the Chair.

The Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:

Galatians 5:25: "If we live in the Spirit, let us walk in the Spirit."

Gracious and Heavenly Father, we know that "to walk in the Spirit" is a good spiritual exercise - the exercise of "love, joy, peace....gentleness,....and faith." The exercise of daily prayer and meditation on Your Holy Word helps to create a spiritual climate that insures health of our souls and vigor of our daily living. So grant us this day fruits of the Spirit along with Your abiding presence as we seek to serve You in this place. 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 video 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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 944-By Caskey.

An Act to repeal sections 160.261 and 167.117, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to weapons at public schools, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 945-By Staples.

An Act to repeal section 64.825, RSMo 1994, relating to subdivision regulations, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Bentley offered Senate Resolution No. 1130, regarding Brian Gregory McWilliams, Springfield, which was adopted.

Senator Mathewson offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1131

WHEREAS, the Missouri Senate was truly saddened by the death of longtime Show-Me State resident and businessman Robert Beykirch on Thursday, January 13, 2000, at the age of seventy-one; and

WHEREAS, born on November 24, 1928, in East St. Louis, Illinois, to Christopher and Marie Walters Beykirch, Robert Beykirch married his beloved Dorothy Thomas on April 24, 1954; and

WHEREAS, a staff sergeant in the Illinois National Guard who was stationed in Germany for a year during the Korean War, Robert Beykirch earned a Bachelor's degree in business administration in 1955 from Saint Louis University before moving his family to Sedalia in 1957 due to his acquisition of an Anheuser-Busch wholesale distributorship there; and

WHEREAS, renaming the business as the County Distributing Company, Robert Beykirch also owned the subsidiary firms of Great Rivers Distributing Company in West Plains and Eaglevision, a wireless cable television operation based in Kirksville; and

WHEREAS, Robert Beykirch maintained professional affiliations with the Missouri Beer Wholesaler Association, for which he served as president, and the Anheuser-Busch Wholesaler Advisory Panel; and

WHEREAS, deeply involved in community service, Robert Beykirch served the Sedalia Park Board, Missouri Chamber of Commerce, and Sedalia Area Tourism Commission; sat on the boards of Citizens Against Spouse Abuse, Children's Therapy Center, and the Sedalia Airport; volunteered with Sedalia-Pettis County United Way and local youth sports teams; and actively participated in Sacred Heart Catholic Church; and

WHEREAS, preceded in death by his son, Bill Beykirch, Robert Beykirch is mourned by his loving wife, Dorothy; his children, Paul, Joe, Greg, and Steve Beykirch and Mary Beykirch Antoine; a sister, Doris Mae Beykirch; and twelve grandchildren:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninetieth General Assembly, unanimously join the Honorable Jim Mathewson in memorializing the life and labors of his dear friend, the late Robert Beykirch, and in extending our sincerest condolences to the many family members, friends, and colleagues who miss the light of his presence in their daily lives; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution in memory of the late Robert Beykirch of Sedalia, Missouri.

Senator Singleton offered Senate Resolution No. 1132, regarding Steve Belcher, Joplin, which was adopted.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Clay, Chairman of the Committee on Financial and Governmental Organization, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Financial and Governmental Organization, to which was referred SB 788, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Also,

. Mr. President: Your Committee on Financial and Governmental Organization, to which was referred SB 669, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Financial and Governmental Organization, to which was referred SB 556, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Senator Johnson, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism, to which was referred SB 596, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism, to which was referred SB 674, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism, to which was referred SB 657, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 946-By Johnson.

An Act to repeal sections 59.310 and 59.313, RSMo 1994, relating to county recorders of deeds, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject, with an effective date.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Howard, Chairman of the Committee on Aging, Families and Mental Health, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Aging, Families and Mental Health, to which was referred SB 663, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

COMMUNICATIONS

President Pro Tem Quick submitted the following:

January 27, 2000

Senator Ed Quick

President Pro Tem

Room 326, State Capitol

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Senator Quick:

I am submitting, effective January 27, 2000, my resignation as a member of the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee.



I appreciate the opportunity to have served on this committee.

Sincerely,

/s/ Anita Yeckel

Anita Yeckel

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Klarich introduced to the Senate, Gary Stocker, St. Louis.

Senator Stoll introduced to the Senate, David and Carol Shelley, Pevely; and Elmer and Sandy Hearst, Barnhart.

Senator Mathewson introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. Don Allcorn and Dr. Steve Poorte, Sedalia.

On behalf of Senator Steelman and himself, Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Roger Gregory, Gasconade County.

Senator Wiggins introduced to the Senate, Johnny Damon, Tony Muser, Frank White, Ryan Lefebvre, Mark Quinn, Jim LaChimia, Mondee Schaaf, Bryon Shores and Shani Tate, members of the Kansas City Royals Organization.

Senator Steelman introduced to the Senate, Richard Korte, Steelville.

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