Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


NINETEENTH DAY--MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2000


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem Quick in the Chair.

The Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:

Philippians 4:11: "I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therefore to be content."

Gracious God: Each of us has taken different pathways to serve in this place of service, honor and distinction. Each of us has found the joy in knowing that we are here by Your choice and as we follow Your pathways we are content and we pray this day that we remain so even when moments of dissatisfaction touch our lives and we are tempted to become discontented. Bless us to know that our service whether great or small glorifies You our God. In Your Holy 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, February 3, 2000, was read and approved.

The following Senators were present during the day's proceedings:

Present--Senators
Bentley Bland Caskey Childers
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--32
Absent with leave--Senator Clay--1
Vacancies--1

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Stoll offered Senate Resolution No. 1163, regarding Ralph A. "Tony" Palazzola, Jr., Festus, which was adopted.

Senator Stoll offered Senate Resolution No. 1164, regarding Cedar Springs Elementary School, House Springs, which was adopted.

Senator Russell offered Senate Resolution No. 1165, regarding the late Don Hutson, Lebanon, which was adopted.

Senator House offered Senate Resolution No. 1166, regarding the Jonesburg Lions Club, Jonesburg, which was adopted.

Senator Rohrbach offered Senate Resolution No. 1167, regarding Don Harris, Tipton, which was adopted.

Senator Mueller offered Senate Resolution No. 1168, regarding Leon N. Hicks, St. Louis, which was adopted.

Senator DePasco offered Senate Resolution No. 1169, regarding the Unicorn Theater, Kansas City, which was adopted.

Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 1170, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Bobbitt, Independence, which was adopted.

Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 1171, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Davis, Blue Springs, which was adopted.

Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 1172, regarding Allyson Leigh Renft, Blue Springs, which was adopted.

Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 1173, regarding Ryan Manuel, Blue Springs, which was adopted.

Senators Bentley and Kinder offered Senate Resolution No. 1174, regarding Marti Sturm, Cape Girardeau, which was adopted.

Senator Mueller offered Senate Resolution No. 1175, regarding Reverend Dr. W. Leroy Biesenthal, Ballwin, which was adopted.

Senator Mathewson offered Senate Resolution No. 1176, regarding Ronald and Leila Prewitt, Polo, which was adopted.

Senator Bentley offered Senate Resolution No. 1177, regarding John P. (Jack) Stack, Springfield, which was adopted.

Senator Bentley offered Senate Resolution No. 1178, regarding Cheryl Burnett, Springfield, which was adopted.

Senator Bentley offered Senate Resolution No. 1179, regarding Edsel Matthews, Springfield, which was adopted.

Senator Bentley offered Senate Resolution No. 1180, regarding Herman Keiser, which was adopted.

Senator Bentley offered Senate Resolution No. 1181, regarding Edward "Eddie" Baker, Springfield, which was adopted.

Senator Bentley offered Senate Resolution No. 1182, regarding Joe Turner, Springfield, which was adopted.

Senator Jacob offered Senate Resolution No. 1183, regarding Gail Bryant, Columbia, which was adopted.

Senator Jacob offered Senate Resolution No. 1184, regarding Rhonda Allen, Hartsburg, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 970-By Flotron.

An Act to amend chapter 621, RSMo, by adding thereto fifteen new sections relating to a state central hearing agency, with an effective date.

SB 971-By Jacob.

An Act to amend chapter 130, RSMo, by adding thereto twenty-one new sections relating to financing of certain election campaigns, with a referendum clause and penalty provisions.

SB 972-By Bland.

An Act to amend chapter 198, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to nursing homes.

SB 973-By Schneider.

An Act to repeal section 287.150, RSMo 1994, relating to limits on civil liability actions, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 974-By Bentley.

An Act to amend chapter 332, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to dental services.

SB 975-By DePasco.

An Act to repeal section 169.280, RSMo 1994, and sections 160.420, 169.270, 169.291, 169.315 and 169.324, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to teacher and school retirement systems, and to enact in lieu thereof six new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 976-By Sims, Bland, Bentley, Yeckel and Steelman.

An Act to amend chapter 192, RSMo, by adding thereto two new sections relating to the office on women's health.

SB 977-By Kinder.

An Act to amend chapter 34, RSMo, by adding thereto five new sections relating to attorneys.

SB 978-By House.

An Act to repeal section 67.210, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to political subdivisions, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Schneider offered the following resolution:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1185

Notice of Proposed Rule Change

Notice is hereby given by the Senator from the Fourteenth District of the twenty-four hour notice required by rule of intent to put a motion to adopt the following rule change:

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Ninetieth General Assembly, Second Regular Session, that Senate Rule 64 be amended to read as follows:

"Rule 64. A substitute for the text of a bill is not in order until all pending amendments thereto have been disposed of. [A substitute bill for an original bill or for a committee substitute shall take the form of an original bill and be subject to floor amendments, except that it shall not be subject to amendment by a further floor substitute.] Substitute bills, including committee substitutes, shall take the form of original bills and not that of amendments. No further amendments or substitutes may be entertained after the senate adopts a substitute bill."

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

Senator Flotron moved that SR 1106 be taken up for adoption, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Flotron, SR 1106 was adopted.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

On behalf of Senator Johnson, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health and Welfare, Senator Singleton submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Public Health and Welfare, to which was referred SB 810, 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 Public Health and Welfare, to which were referred SB 617 and SB 646, 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.

Senator Scott, Chairman of the Committee on Pensions and General Laws, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Pensions and General Laws, to which was referred SB 642, 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 Pensions and General Laws, to which was referred SB 616, 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 Mathewson, Chairman of the Committee on Local Government and Economic Development, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Local Government and Economic Development, to which was referred SB 724, 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 Local Government and Economic Development, to which was referred SB 540, 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.

Senator Bland, Chairman of the Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, to which was referred SB 709, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass, with Senate Committee Amendment No. 1, and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1.

Amend Senate Bill No. 709, Page 1, Section 8.900, Line 2, by striking the following: "or injured".

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, to which was referred SB 734, 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 House, Chairman of the Committee on Education, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Education, to which was referred SB 752, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

President Pro Tem Quick assumed the Chair.

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

Senator Wiggins moved that SB 719, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SB 719, entitled:



SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 719

An Act to repeal section 70.500, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to the Kansas and Missouri Metropolitan Culture District, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Wiggins moved that SCS for SB 719 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Wiggins, SCS for SB 719 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

REFERRALS

President Pro Tem Quick referred SCR 24 to the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions.

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