Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


FORTY-SECOND DAY--THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2000


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem Quick in the Chair.

The Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:

"Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life." (Proverbs 4:23)

Gracious God, we acknowledge that the heart is seen by us as the seat of human emotion and it does us well to search it thoroughly to make sure all is in order, for we know that our outward behavior often reflects what is going on in our hearts. Help us to weed out that which threatens and brings destruction and fill it with faith, hope and love for You and towards our family and friends and those we serve. And watch our "going out and coming in" this weekend and provide us opportunities for re-creation during our spring break. 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 of the previous day 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 Carter 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 Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
Absent with leave--Senators
Staples Stoll--2
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Quick offered Senate Resolution No. 1371, regarding Randy D. Hylton, Liberty, which was adopted.

Senator Ehlmann offered Senate Resolution No. 1372, regarding Rolf G. Albers, O'Fallon, which was adopted.

Senator Mathewson offered the following resolution:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1373

Notice of Proposed Rule Change

Notice is hereby given by the Senator from the Twenty-first 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, First Regular Session, that Senate Rule 79 be amended to read as follows:

"Rule 79. No senator shall speak more than once on the same question without leave of the senate, unless he is the mover, proposer or introducer of the matter pending, in which case he shall be permitted to speak or reply, but not until every senator choosing to speak has spoken. After a senator has been recognized to close, no other senator is permitted to speak on the pending matter or any other matter, including matters of personal privilege, except that in the case of a proposed amendment to a bill or resolution, the proponent of the amendment and the author of the bill or resolution to be amended may be interrogated, but, in the case of a bill or resolution, only the author of the bill or resolution may be interrogated.".

On behalf of Senator Wiggins, Senator Mueller offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1374

WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate have been deeply saddened to learn of the death of Thomas "Frank" Francis Dunn, Sr., Kansas City; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Dunn, a native of Admire, Kansas, was a long time resident of Kansas City, and was the owner of Dunn's Bookkeeping and Tax Service; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Dunn was a Navy Veteran of World War II and a long time member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Dunn was a dedicated active member of Knights of Columbus Council #4387 and Elks Lodge #26 of which he was treasurer for seven years and Exalted Ruler for two years; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Dunn was most of all a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather in whose heart and love his family always came first;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the Missouri Senate pause in their deliberations to salute the memory of Thomas "Frank" Francis Dunn, Sr., express their appreciation for his lifetime of good citizenship; and his contributions to Kansas City, to Missouri and to the Catholic Church, and extend to his family and many friends most sincere sympathy on his death; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for Thomas F. Dunn, Jr.; Michael D. Dunn; Mary Ann Crawford and Kathleen C. Effertz.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Senators Kinder, Caskey, Russell, Howard, Westfall, Graves, Kenney, Carter, Steelman, Maxwell and House offered the following concurrent resolution, which was read:

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 33

WHEREAS, the price of gasoline continues to spiral upward; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Missouri are paying as much as two times the amount per gallon of gasoline from this time a year ago; and

WHEREAS, higher gas prices push their way into the cost of other goods and services which can limit economic growth; and

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Energy has projected the price of gas to go up to as much as $1.80 per gallon by this summer; and

WHEREAS, in 1993, Congress raised the federal excise tax on gasoline by 4.3 cents a gallon to its current rate of 18.4 cents a gallon; and

WHEREAS, the 4.3 cent per gallon tax was originally earmarked for deficit reduction, while the federal deficit has been eliminated; and

WHEREAS, from 1990 to '99, government taxes were directly responsible for the entirety of the increase in retail gasoline prices, with an increase in the federal tax alone of 100 percent in that period; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Missouri Senate, Ninetieth General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the House of Representatives concurring therein, hereby join in supporting the suspension of the 4.3 cent per gallon tax; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for each member of Missouri's Congressional delegation.

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 703, with SCS, introduced by Senator Steelman, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 34.140, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to surplus property, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

SCS for SB 703, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 703

An Act to repeal section 34.140, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to surplus property, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Mathewson requested unanimous consent of the Senate that the State Budget Control Committee be allowed to meet while the Senate is in session, which request was granted.

Senator Steelman moved that SCS for SB 703 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Steelman, SCS for SB 703 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Carter Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Ehlmann
Flotron Goode Graves House
Howard Jacob Johnson Kenney
Kinder Klarich Mathewson Maxwell
Mueller Quick Rohrbach Russell
Schneider Scott Sims Steelman
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--31
NAYS--Senator Singleton--1
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators
Staples Stoll--2

The President declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Steelman, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Steelman moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator DePasco moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SB 530, with SCS, introduced by Senator Schneider, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 552.020 and 552.040, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to the placement of certain individuals in correctional institutions, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

SCS for SB 530, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 530

An Act to repeal sections 552.020 and 552.040, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to the placement of certain individuals in correctional institutions, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

Senator Schneider moved that SCS for SB 530 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Schneider, SCS for SB 530 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Carter 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 Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators
Staples Stoll--2

The President declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Schneider, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Schneider moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator DePasco moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SB 754, with SCS, introduced by Senator Graves, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 165.011, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to placement of school funds, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

SCS for SB 754, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 754

An Act to amend chapter 165 by adding thereto one new section relating to the placement of school funds.

Was taken up.

Senator Graves moved that SCS for SB 754 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Graves, SCS for SB 754 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Carter Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Ehlmann
Flotron Goode Graves House
Howard Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Steelman Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--30
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Jacob Singleton--2
Absent with leave--Senators
Staples Stoll--2

The President declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Graves, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Graves moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator DePasco moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

SB 1015, with SCS, introduced by Senators Wiggins and DePasco, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 86.403, 86.442, 86.493, 86.675, 86.730 and 86.780, RSMo 1994, and sections 86.440, 86.441, 86.447, 86.483, 86.750 and 86.770, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to certain police retirement systems, and to enact in lieu thereof twelve new sections relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up by Senator Wiggins.

SCS for SB 1015, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 1015

An Act to repeal sections 86.403, 86.433, 86.437, 86.442, 86.493, 86.675, 86.730 and 86.780, RSMo 1994, and sections 86.440, 86.441, 86.447, 86.483, 86.750 and 86.770, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to certain police retirement systems, and to enact in lieu thereof fourteen new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Wiggins moved that SCS for SB 1015 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Wiggins, SCS for SB 1015 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Carter 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 Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators
Staples Stoll--2

The President declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Wiggins, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Wiggins moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator DePasco moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

Senator Wiggins assumed the Chair.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator DePasco, Chairman of the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, after examination of SB 919, with SCS, respectfully requests that it be removed from the Senate Consent Calendar in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 45.

Senator Mathewson, Chairman of the Com-mittee on State Budget Control, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on State Budget Control, to which were referred SS No. 2 for SCS for SBs 934, 546, 578, 579 and 782; and SS for SCS for SB 763, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bills do pass.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 858 was placed on the Informal Calendar.

SS for SCS for SB 763, introduced by Senator Howard, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 763An Act to repeal section 407.020, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to telecommunications merchandis-ing practices, and to enact in lieu thereof fifteen new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions and an effective date for certain sections.

Was taken up.

On motion of Senator Howard, SS for SCS for SB 763 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Carter Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Ehlmann
Flotron Goode Graves House
Howard Jacob Johnson Kenney
Kinder Klarich Mathewson Maxwell
Quick Russell Schneider Scott
Singleton Steelman Westfall Wiggins--28
NAYS--Senators
Mueller Rohrbach Sims Yeckel--4
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators
Staples Stoll--2

The President declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Howard, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Howard moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator DePasco moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SB 858, introduced by Senator Maxwell, entitled:

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.

Was called from the Informal Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Maxwell, SB 858 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Carter 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 Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators
Staples Stoll--2

The President declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Maxwell, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Maxwell moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator Westfall moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SS No. 2 for SCS for SBs 934, 546, 578, 579 and 782, introduced by Senator Caskey, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE NO. 2 FOR

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 934, 546, 578, 579 and 782An Act to repeal section 577.017, RSMo 1994, and sections 302.302, 302.304, 302.505, 302.540, 304.012, 577.001, 577.012, 577.023 and 577.600, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to alcohol-related traffic offenses, and to enact in lieu thereof ten new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

Was taken up.

On motion of Senator Caskey, SS No. 2 for SCS for SBs 934, 546, 578, 579 and 782 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Carter Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode House Howard Jacob
Johnson Kenney Klarich Mathewson
Maxwell Quick Russell Schneider
Scott Singleton Steelman Westfall
Wiggins--25
NAYS--Senators
Bland Graves Kinder Mueller
Rohrbach Sims Yeckel--7
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators
Staples Stoll--2

The President declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Caskey, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Caskey moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

Senator DePasco moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Schneider moved that SR 1034 be taken up for adoption, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Schneider, SR 1034 was adopted.

Senator Bland requested unanimous consent of the Senate to suspend the rules and that she be allowed to report consent bills after the deadline, which request was granted.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Kinder requested unanimous consent of the Senate that the rules be suspended and SCR 33 be taken up for adoption, which request was denied.

Senator Kinder moved that the rules be suspended and SCR 33 be taken up for adoption.

At the request of Senator Kinder, the above motion was withdrawn.

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 864, 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 Labor and Industrial Relations, to which was referred SB 1075, 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 Quick, Chairman of the Committee on Gubernatorial Appointments, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Gubernatorial 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:

Vicki L. Groce and R. Mark Alexander, as members of the State Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services;

Also,

Pearlie I. Evans, as a member of the Lincoln University Board of Curators;

Also,

Paul S. Lindsey, as a member of the Missouri Development Finance Board;

Also,

William H. Darr, as a member of the Southwest Missouri State University Board of Governors;

Also,

Charles C. Hill, as a member of the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors;

Also,

Ann D. Laird, as a public member of the State Board of Barber Examiners;

Also,

Arthur E. Hegi, as a public member of the Clean Water Commission of the State of Missouri;

Also,

James P. Ford, as a member of the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund Board of Trustees;

Also,

Larry D. Dorrell and Jolene M. Schulz, as members of the Missouri Community Service Commission;

Also,

Mary L. Vernassie, as a member of the Missouri Real Estate Commission;

Also,

Robert F. Lawrence, Annetta E. St. Clair and Fred R. Schoen, as members of the Well Installation Board;

Also,

Carolyn A. Landry, as a member of the Missouri Women's Council.

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.

REFERRALS

President Pro Tem Quick referred the Gubernatorial Appointments appearing on pages 461-463 of the Senate Journal for Wednesday, March 15, 2000, to the Committee on Gubernatorial Appointments.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE

The following messages were received from the House of Representatives through its Chief Clerk:

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HS for HCS for HBs 1566 and 1810, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 135.408, 135.411 and 135.423, RSMo 1994, sections 135.400, 135.403, 135.530, 348.300, 348.302, and 620.1450, RSMo Supp. 1999, and both versions of section 135.535 as they appear in RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to tax relief in distressed communities, and to enact in lieu thereof ten new sections relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

Emergency clause adopted.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HBs 1386 and 1086, entitled:

An Act to amend chapter 570, RSMo, relating to stealing and related offenses by adding thereto one new section relating to financial exploitation of the elderly or disabled, with penalty provisions.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HS for HCS for HB 1076, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 167.645, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to promotion of students, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

Emergency clause adopted.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 1101, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money to the Board of Fund Commissioners for the cost of issuing and processing State Water Pollution Control Bonds, Stormwater Control Bonds, Third State Building Bonds and Fourth State Building Bonds, as provided by law, to include payments from the Water Pollution Control Bond and Interest Fund, Stormwater Control Bond and Interest Fund, Third State Building Bond Interest and Sinking Fund, Fourth State Building Bond and Interest Fund, Water Pollution Control Fund and Stormwater Control Fund, and to transfer money among certain funds for the period beginning July 1, 2000 and ending June 30, 2001.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 1102, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the State Board of Education and of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds and for the investment in registered bonds of the State Public School Fund by the State Board of Education for the period beginning July 1, 2000 and ending June 30, 2001.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 1103, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Higher Education and the several divisions, programs, and institutions of higher education included therein to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds for the period beginning July 1, 2000 and ending June 30, 2001.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 1104, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Revenue and the Department of Transportation, and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds for the period beginning July 1, 2000 and ending June 30, 2001.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 1105, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Office of Administration, the Department of Transportation, and the Chief Executive's Office, and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds for the period beginning July 1, 2000 and ending June 30, 2001.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 1106, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Conservation, and the several divisions and programs thereof and for the expenses, grants, refunds, distributions, and capital improvements projects involving the repair, replacement and maintenance of state buildings and facilities of the Department of Natural Resources and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds, for the period beginning July 1, 2000 and ending June 30, 2001.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 1107, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Economic Development, Department of Insurance, and Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds for the period beginning July 1, 2000 and ending June 30, 2001.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 1108, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Public Safety, and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds for the period beginning July 1, 2000 and ending June 30, 2001.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 1109, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Corrections and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, for the period beginning July 1, 2000 and ending June 30, 2001.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 1110, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Mental Health, the Board of Public Buildings, the Department of Health, and the several divisions and programs thereof and the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, for the period beginning July 1, 2000 and ending June 30, 2001.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 1111, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, and distributions of the Department of Social Services and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, for the period beginning July 1, 2000 and ending June 30, 2001.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 1112, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Chief Executive's Office and Mansion, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Missouri Prosecuting Attorneys and Circuit Attorneys Retirement Systems, and the Judiciary and the Office of the State Public Defender, and the several divisions and programs thereof, and for the payment of salaries and mileage of members of the State Senate and the House of Representatives and Contingent expenses of the General Assembly, including salaries and expenses of elective and appointive officers and necessary capital improvements expenditures; for salaries and expenses of members and employees and other necessary operating expenses of the Missouri Commission on Interstate Cooperation, the Committee on Legislative Research, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, the Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement Systems, the Joint Committee on Capital Improvements Oversight, and the Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering; for the expenses of the interim committees established by the General Assembly, and to transfer money among certain funds, to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, for the period beginning July 1, 2000 and ending June 30, 2001.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Caskey offered Senate Resolution No. 1375, regarding the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Neuenschwander, Appleton City, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1376, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fletchall, Sheridan, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1377, regarding the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Knadler, Easton, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1378, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hunziger, Oregon, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1379, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Granville Gregory, Gentry, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1380, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Lewis, Greencastle, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1381, regarding the Seventieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Emmitt Kiger, Milan, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1382, regarding Calvin Lee, Piedmont, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1383, regarding Jerry Turner, which was adopted.

COMMUNICATIONS

Senator Clay submitted the following:

March 16, 2000

Ms. Terry Spieler

Secretary of the Senate

Capitol Building, Room 325

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Ms. Spieler:

I respectfully request that Senate Bill 1078 be removed from the Consent Calendar in accordance with Senate Rule 45.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

/s/ William L. Clay, Jr.

William L. Clay, Jr.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, eighth grade students from Aurora; and Bryan Thornsberry, Meagan Ennis, Jennifer Harter and Adam Koates were made honorary pages.

Senator Childers introduced to the Senate, Linda, Ian, Nathan and Zachary Pietz, Home-schoolers from Kimberling City; and Ian, Nathan and Zachary were made honorary pages.

Senator Steelman introduced to the Senate, students from Kingdom Christian Academy, Fulton.

On behalf of Senator Wiggins, the President introduced to the Senate, Lilly, David and Josiah Bell, Homeschoolers from Kansas City; and Lilly, David and Josiah were made honorary pages.

Senator Jacob introduced to the Senate, twenty-five fourth grade students from Christian Fellowship School, Columbia.

On behalf of Senator Wiggins and himself, Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. Donald Potts, M.D., Independence.

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, fourth grade students from All Soul's School, Overland.

Senator Jacob introduced to the Senate, students from Fairview Elementary School, Columbia.

On behalf of Senator Caskey, the President introduced to the Senate, Tara Engelhart, Jane Abington, Loryn Venekamp, Denise Lindsay, Laura Lawellin, Debbie Jackson and one hundred thirty eighth grade students and eighteen sponsors from Warrensburg Middle School, Warrensburg; and Jamie Hunt, Robert Ransdell, Danny Iiams, Misty Logan, Candy Wheeler, Asher Snook, Brett Kesinger, Chris Mackey, Renee Sheffield and Janelle Mayden were made honorary pages.

Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Judene Blackburn, Harry Hargrave and Bob Courrier, Halfway.

Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Shannon Diebold, Lexington, Kentucky.

On motion of Senator DePasco, the Senate adjourned until 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2000.