Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


FIFTY-FIRST DAY--THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2000


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem Quick in the Chair.

The Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:

"You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You." (Isaiah 26:3)

Heavenly Father, we place our entire confidence in You ending this week knowing we have tried to be faithful to You and that all we have done, even our failures, are in Your gracious, forgiving hands. We commit ourselves to You for You have told us that today, as yesterday, is a day of mercy and of grace. We pray for Don Rackers as he faces surgery, and ask for Your healing power to quickly bring him health and wholeness. May we therefore travel home to our loved ones, free to walk at their side as You walk at our side. 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 KRCG-TV, the Senate and 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
Staples Steelman Stoll Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--34
Absent with leave--Senators--None
The Lieutenant Governor was present.


RESOLUTIONS



Senator Carter offered Senate Resolution No. 1471, regarding the death of Reverend Earl E. Nance, Sr., St. Louis, which was adopted.

Senator Staples offered Senate Resolution No. 1472, regarding Sheriff Dan Bullock, Detective Jeff Black and Detective Sergeant Joe Crump of the St. Francois County Sheriff's Department, which was adopted.

Senator Staples offered Senate Resolution No. 1473, regarding Janet Landolt Barton, Bonne Terre, which was adopted.

Senator Staples offered Senate Resolution No. 1474, regarding Juanita Hagemeier, Union, which was adopted.

Senator Sims offered Senate Resolution No. 1475, regarding Dr. Charles McKenna, St. Louis County, which was adopted.

Senator Sims offered Senate Resolution No. 1476, regarding Child Abuse Prevention Month in Missouri, which was adopted.

REMONSTRANCES

Senators Flotron and House offered the following remonstrance, which was referred to the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions:

SENATE REMONSTRANCE NO. 5

WHEREAS, the General Assembly of the State of Missouri expects each member to conduct himself or herself with honor, dignity and respect for others while serving the people of his or her individual district; and

WHEREAS, it is perfectly reasonable for a member of the General Assembly to disagree with another member of the General Assembly on a particular issue or matters of policy; and

WHEREAS, Representative Charles Quincy Troupe recently spoke on KMOX Radio about a proposal to transfer control of Lambert Airport to a regional board; and

WHEREAS, while speaking on KMOX radio Representative Charles Quincy Troupe expressed his outrage to the airport proposal and accused the citizens of St. Charles County as being racists and that Senator Steve Ehlmann was their racist leader for introducing such a proposal; and

WHEREAS, Representative Charles Quincy Troupe's comments were inappropriate, unfounded, spoken in anger and lacking in good judgment; and

WHEREAS, Representative Charles Quincy Troupe has refused to apologize to Senator Steve Ehlmann and the citizens of St. Charles County for his poor judgment while speaking on KMOX radio:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Missouri Senate that the Senate herewith remonstrates against Representative Charles Quincy Troupe for his failure to apologize and his inability to refrain from making inappropriate comments; and

BE IT THEREFORE FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to send a copy of this remonstrance to Representative Charles Quincy Troupe so that he modifies his actions accordingly.

REFERRALS

President Pro Tem Quick referred SB 610 to the Committee on State Budget Control.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

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 SCS for SB 597; SB 944; SB 864; SB 1066, with SCS; SB 1059, with SCS; SB 956, with SCS; SB 683, with SCS; and SS for SCS for SBs 867 and 552, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bills do pass.

Senator Staples, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Trans-portation, to which was referred HS for HCS for HB 1742, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SCR 29, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the concurrent resolution do pass.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SCR 22, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the concurrent resolution do pass.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SCR 34, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the concurrent resolution do pass.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SCR 35, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the concurrent resolution do pass, with Senate Committee Amendment No. 1.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 35, Page 562, Column 1 of the Senate Journal for Wednesday, March 29, 2000, Line 6, by striking the word "Charles" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "Bryan".

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which were referred SS for SCS for SBs 678 and 742; and SS for SCS for SB 577, begs leave to report that it has examined the same and finds that the bills have been truly perfected and that the printed copies furnished the Senators are correct.

REFERRALS

President Pro Tem Quick referred SS for SCS for SBs 678 and 742; and SS for SCS for SB 577 to the Committee on State Budget Control.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 683, with SCS, introduced by Senator Childers, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 304.580, RSMo 1994, relating to construction zones, 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 683, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 683

An Act to repeal section 304.580, RSMo 1994, relating to construction zones, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Childers moved that SCS for SB 683 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

On motion of Senator Childers, SCS for SB 683 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 Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Russell Schneider Scott
Sims Singleton Staples Steelman
Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
NAYS--Senator Rohrbach--1
Absent--Senator Klarich--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 956, with SCS, introduced by Senators Flotron and Goode, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 144.062, RSMO Supp. 1999, relating to certain sales tax exemptions, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

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

SCS for SB 956, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 956

An Act to repeal section 34.076, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to certain sales tax exemptions, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Flotron moved that SCS for SB 956 be adopted, which motion failed.

On motion of Senator Flotron, SB 956 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 Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senator Staples--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 1059, with SCS, introduced by Senator Westfall, entitled:

An Act to authorize the conveyance of state property to the city of Nevada, Missouri.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

SCS for SB 1059, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 1059

An Act to authorize the conveyance of state property to the Nevada R-V School District.

Was taken up.

Senator Westfall moved that SCS for SB 1059 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Westfall, SCS for SB 1059 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Carter Caskey
Childers DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode Graves House Jacob
Johnson Kenney Kinder Klarich
Mathewson Maxwell Mueller Quick
Rohrbach Russell Schneider Scott
Sims Singleton Steelman Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--30
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Clay Howard Staples Stoll--4
Absent with leave--Senators--None

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 1066, with SCS, introduced by Senators Bland and Maxwell, entitled:

An Act to amend chapter 173, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to telecommunity centers.

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

SCS for SB 1066, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 1066

An Act to amend chapter 173, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to telecommunity centers.

Was taken up.

Senator Bland moved that SCS for SB 1066 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Bland, SCS for SB 1066 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 Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Steelman
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--31
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Russell Staples Stoll--3
Absent with leave--Senators--None

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 864, introduced by Senator Caskey, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 288.090, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to employment security, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Caskey, SB 864 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
Staples Stoll--2
Absent with leave--Senators--None

The President declared the bill passed.

The emergency clause was adopted by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Carter Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Ehlmann
Flotron Goode Graves House
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Steelman
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--31
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Howard Staples Stoll--3
Absent with leave--Senators--None

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.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

SB 1075, with SCS, introduced by Senator Jacob, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 288.050, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to employment security, 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 1075, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 1075

An Act to repeal section 288.050, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to employment security, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Jacob moved that SCS for SB 1075 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Jacob, SCS for SB 1075 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 Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Steelman
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--31
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Quick Staples Stoll--3
Absent with leave--Senators--None

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Senator Howard offered the following concurrent resolution:

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 37

Authorizes the creation of the Missouri-Mississippi River Delta Authority.

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has proposed the creation of a Mississippi Delta Regional Authority; and

WHEREAS, the Mississippi Delta Regional Authority would bring the resources of a Federal-State partnership to the region for economic growth and to provide the infrastructure and job training needed to make prosperity possible in the Delta; and

WHEREAS, the seven affected counties in Missouri desire to participate with the Mississippi Delta Regional Authority in any policy development and programs for the Delta area:

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Missouri Senate, Ninetieth General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the House of Representatives concurring therein, hereby authorize the creation of the "Missouri-Mississippi River Delta Authority" which shall participate in any policy development and subsequent programs created by the Mississippi Delta Regional Authority; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Missouri-Mississippi River Delta Authority shall make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding policy development, programs and interstate compacts; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Missouri-Mississippi River Delta Authority shall be composed of one county commissioner from each of the counties of Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Stoddard and Butler; each of the members of the Missouri House of Representatives whose districts are within the regions delineated by the Lower Mississippi Delta Development Commission; and the Senator from the twenty-fifth district; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department of Economic Development shall provide professional, legal and clerical staff for the Missouri-Mississippi River Delta Authority; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for Governor Mel Carnahan.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SS for SCS for SBs 867 and 552, introduced by Senator Maxwell, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 867 and 552

An Act to repeal sections 135.500, 135.503 and 135.516, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to tax credit programs, and to enact in lieu thereof twenty-four new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

On motion of Senator Maxwell, SS for SCS for SBs 867 and 552 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

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

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

SCS for SB 597, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 597

An Act to repeal section 453.030, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to adoption, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up by Senator Steelman.

On motion of Senator Steelman, SCS for SB 597 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 Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senator Staples--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

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.

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

SB 944, introduced by Senator Caskey, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 568.050, RSMo 1994, and sections 160.261, 167.117 and 170.250, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to weapons at public schools, and to enact in lieu thereof seven new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

Was taken up.

On motion of Senator Caskey, SB 944 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 Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senator Staples--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

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.

SB 1017, introduced by Senator Mathewson, et al, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 226.133 and 226.134, RSMo 1994, relating to bonding for transportation, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up by Senator Mathewson.

Senator Clay assumed the Chair.

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

Senator Clay assumed the Chair.

On motion of Senator Mathewson, SB 1017 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Carter Caskey
Childers DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode Graves House Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Mathewson Maxwell Quick Russell
Schneider Scott Sims Steelman
Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--28
NAYS--Senators
Clay Klarich Mueller Rohrbach
Singleton--5
Absent--Senator Staples--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

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:

John J. Darlus, as a member of the Central Missouri State University Board of Governors;

Also,

Donald R. McQuitty, as a member of the Linn State Technical College Board of Regents;

Also,

Robin A. Greger, Harry A. Kujath and Walter L. Friedhofen, as members of the Missouri Community Service Commission;

Also,

Peggy Wanner-Barjenbruch and Sandra T. Bollinger, as members of the Drug Utilization Review Board;

Also,

Conny K. Dover and Donald L. Cupps, as public members of the County Employees' Retirement Fund Board of Directors;

Also,

Jerry E. Mackey, as a member of the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority;

Also,

Laurel A. Kramer, as a member of the State Committee of Psychologists;

Also,

Joseph Mark Goffinet, as a member of the Missouri Board of Examiners for Hearing Instrument Specialists;

Also,

Jack H. Williams, as a member of the Workers' Compensation Determinations Review Board;

Also,

Ray D. Jagger, as a member of the Missouri Fire Education Commission;

Also,

Natalie R. Anderson and Sandra K. Grebing, as members of the State Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services;

Also,

Richard H. Dahl, as a member of the Missouri Investment Trust Board of Trustees.

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 HS for HCS for HB 1742, with SCS, to the Committee on State Budget Control.

President Pro Tem Quick referred SCR 36 to the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions.

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 HB 1454, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 260.285, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to environmental control, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to environmental control tax incentives.

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 HB 1499, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 311.200, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to the division of liquor control, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

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 HB 1631, entitled:

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.

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 HB 1579, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 311.210, RSMo 1994, relating to liquor licenses, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

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 HB 1597, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 384.043, RSMo 1994, relating to surplus lines insurance, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

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 HB 1284, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 190.055, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to ambulance district board members, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

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 HB 1659, entitled:

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.

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 1242, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 214.367, 214.392, 333.061, 333.081, 334.128 and 339.150, RSMo 1994, and sections 190.500, 214.275, 214.276, 324.205, 324.212, 324.217, 324.522, 329.210, 331.050, 333.041, 333.042, 334.735 and 632.560, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to professional registration, and to enact in lieu thereof twenty-seven new sections relating to the same subject, with a penalty provision.

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 HB 1238, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 141.220, 141.540 and 141.610, RSMo 1994, sections 67.410 and 139.053, RSMo Supp. 1999, and both versions of section 141.550 as it appears in RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to property ownership, and to enact in lieu thereof seven new sections relating to the same subject.

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 1481, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 381.011, 381.021, 381.041, 381.051, 381.061, 381.081, 381.091, 381.101, 381.111, 381.121, 381.131, 381.141, 381.151, 381.161, 381.171, 381.181, 381.191, 381.201, 381.211, 381.221 and 381.241, RSMo 1994, and sections 381.031, 381.231, 381.410 and 381.412, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to the Missouri title insurance act, and to enact in lieu thereof thirty-seven new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions and an effective date.

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 1434, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 316.203 and 316.209, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to regulation of amusement rides, and to enact in lieu thereof five new sections relating to the same subject, with an effective date.

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 HB 1615, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 191.900, 191.910, 198.012, 198.026, 198.032, 198.090, 208.152, 344.050, 565.186, 565.188, 565.190, 660.300, 660.305, 660.315 and 660.320, RSMo 1994, and sections 198.070, 198.526, 198.532, 208.010, 208.151, 210.903, 210.909, 210.915, 210.933, 210.936, 660.050, 660.055 and 660.317, RSMo Supp. 1999, and to enact in lieu thereof forty-two new sections relating to protection of the elderly, with penalty provisions and an expiration date for a certain section, with an emergency clause.

Emergency clause adopted.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Johnson introduced to the Senate, thirty-one eighth grade students and eight adults from North Andrew County R-VI School, Rosendale.

Senator Howard introduced to the Senate, Sally Elrod and Cheryl Townsend, Piedmont; Rae Jean Crutchfield, Greenville; and Molly Reich, Dawna Haggett and Jerika Succio, Wayne County; and Molly, Dawna and Jerika were made honorary pages.

Senator Kinder introduced to the Senate, Linda and Wesley Glaus, Sikeston; and Wesley was made an honorary page.

Senator Flotron introduced to the Senate, ninety fourth grade students from Carrollton Elementary School, St. Louis.

Senator Schneider introduced to the Senate, students from Wedgewood Elementary School, Florissant; and Dustin Blaylock, Jacob Faulkner, Skye Williams and JoAnn Princivalli were made honorary pages.



Senator Kinder introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. Robb Hicks, Cape Girardeau.

Senator Mathewson introduced to the Senate, fourth grade students from Cowgill Elementary School, Cowgill.

Senator Graves introduced to the Senate, twelve fourth grade students and parents from Jamesport Tri-County School, Jamesport.

Senator DePasco introduced to the Senate, Ron Teresa and Joe Scarbrough, Home Schoolers from Kansas City; and Joe was made an honorary page.

Senator House introduced to the Senate, fifty-seven seventh grade students from Zion Lutheran School, St. Charles County.

On motion of Senator DePasco, the Senate adjourned until 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 10, 2000.