Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


FIFTY-FIFTH DAY--THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2000


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem Quick in the Chair.

The Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:

"For which cause we faint not, but through our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day." (2 Corinthians 4:16)

Creator God, we are marvelously made, yet time and stress take their toll on our bodies and as we end a week of work we need this weekend with You to renew our inner person. We pray, nourish and strengthen us daily by remembrance of Your divine love giving us joyful hope we can bring to all we do and to those we encounter. And make us mindful of the sacrifice of our families while we serve here and the need of the comfort of Your word shared together with those we love. 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 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--33
Absent with leave--Senator Bland--1
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Senator House offered the following concurrent resolution:

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 40

WHEREAS, last session, in Senate Bill No. 386, the General Assembly recognized changes made by the United States Congress to Section 451(h) of the Internal Revenue Code, which allow for favorable tax treatment for those pre-October 22, 1998, lottery winners currently receiving annual payments from annuities or securities who elect to receive a single cash payment of the remaining value of their prize within the eighteen-month period between July 1, 1999, and December 31, 2000; and

WHEREAS, as a result of the passage of Senate Bill No. 386 and the signature of such bill by the governor, section 313.351 became law effective August 28, 1999; and

WHEREAS, section 313.351 allows the state lottery commission to authorize pre-October 22, 1998, lottery winners currently receiving annual payments from annuities or securities to elect a single cash payment in lieu of remaining annual payments upon presentation of a plan to the general assembly and receipt of approval therefor from the general assembly by concurrent resolution; and

WHEREAS, the state lottery commission has submitted to the president pro tempore of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives and the commissioner of the office of administration the details of its plan to allow state lottery prize winners who are currently receiving annual payments to receive the present value of the remaining payments at the date of execution a single cash payment in lieu of remaining annual payments pursuant to Section 451(h) of the Internal Revenue Code; and

WHEREAS, the plan specifies all details required by section 313.351, including details on obtaining the funds necessary to present the option of single cash payments to pre-October 22, 1998, lottery winners, data indicating fifty percent of such winners will choose a lump-sum option, data indicating that a one-time increase of total state revenues would occur in an approximate amount of four million six hundred thousand dollars and the lottery's belief that offering the single cash payments will provide a valuable service to lottery winners:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the Missouri Senate of the Ninetieth General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the House of Representatives concurring therein, hereby determine that the state lottery commission's plan complies with the requirements of section 313.351, and that approving such plan will provide a valuable service to lottery winners which, in turn, will serve to further education in this state; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the Missouri Senate of the Ninetieth General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the House of Representatives concurring therein, hereby approve the state lottery commission's plan for implementing lump-sum payments for pre-October 21, 1998, lottery winners.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for the Governor of the state of Missouri and the State Lottery Commission.

Senator Wiggins moved that SCR 39 be taken up for adoption, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Wiggins, SCR 39 was adopted by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Carter Caskey Childers Clay
DePasco Flotron Goode Graves
House Howard Jacob Johnson
Kenney Kinder Klarich Mathewson
Maxwell Mueller Quick Rohrbach
Russell Scott Sims Singleton
Staples Steelman Stoll Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--30
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Bentley Ehlmann Schneider--3
Absent with leave--Senator Bland--1

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Caskey, Chairman of the Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, to which was referred HB 1465, 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 Johnson, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health and Welfare, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Public Health and Welfare, to which was referred HB 1848, 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 Public Health and Welfare, to which was referred HB 1568, 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 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 HB 1596, 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 HB 1875, 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 House Bill No. 1875, Page 2, Section 29.230, Line 31, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

"3. Upon receipt by the state auditor of a petition signed by the requisite percent of the qualified voters of the political subdivision, the city clerk or similar designee of a political subdivision may review the petition to ensure the persons signing the petition are qualified voters of the political subdivision. The city clerk or similar designee shall provide any information relating to the validity of such signatures to the state auditor within ten days of the receipt of such petition."; and further amend Line 33, by inserting immediately after "audit." the following: "Any circulator requesting an audit shall provide the reasons for the audits to be performed to the state auditor."; and further amend Line 34, by inserting immediately after the word "face" the following: "the reasons for the audit to be performed,"; and further amend Line 35, by inserting immediately after "audited." the following: "Any circulator shall inform persons signing the petition of the nature and reasons for the audit as stated on the petition.".

Senator House, Chairman of the Committee on Education, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Education, to which was referred HB 1396, 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 Mathewson, Chairman of the Committee on State Budget Control, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on State Budget Control, to which were referred SS for SCS for SB 925; SS for SB 902; and SS for SCS for SB 577, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bills 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 were referred SB 772 and SS for SCS for SB 926, 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 SB 772 and SS for SCS for SB 926 to the Committee on State Budget Control.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SS for SCS for SB 577, introduced by Senator Maxwell, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 577

An Act to repeal sections 260.375, 260.380, 260.391, 260.395, 260.480, 260.535, 260.546 and 260.569, RSMo 1994, and sections 260.475, 260.479, 260.500 and 640.010, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to the creation of a drycleaning solvent cleanup fund, and to enact in lieu thereof twenty-seven new sections relating to the same subject, with an expiration date.

Was taken up.

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

Senator Clay assumed the Chair.

On motion of Senator Maxwell, SS for SCS for SB 577 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 Kinder Klarich Mathewson
Maxwell Mueller Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Scott Sims
Singleton Staples Stoll Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--30
NAYS--Senators
Graves Kenney Steelman--3
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senator Bland--1

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

SJR 50, introduced by Senator Stoll, entitled:

Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing section 39(a) of article III of the Constitution of Missouri relating to bingo, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

On motion of Senator Stoll, SJR 50 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Carter Childers Clay
DePasco Ehlmann Flotron Goode
Graves House Howard Jacob
Johnson Kinder Klarich Mathewson
Maxwell Mueller Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Scott Sims
Staples Steelman Stoll Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--30
NAYS--Senators
Caskey Kenney Singleton--3
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senator Bland--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SS for SCS for SB 925, introduced by Senator Caskey, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 925

An Act to amend chapter 262, RSMo, by adding thereto four new sections relating to the Missouri agricultural advocates office.

Was taken up.

President Pro Tem Quick assumed the Chair.

On motion of Senator Caskey, SS for SCS for SB 925 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Carter Caskey Childers Clay
DePasco Ehlmann Goode Graves
House Howard Jacob Johnson
Kenney Kinder Mathewson Mueller
Quick Russell Schneider Scott
Staples Steelman Stoll Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--26
NAYS--Senators
Bentley Flotron Klarich Maxwell
Rohrbach Sims Singleton--7
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senator Bland--1

The President Pro Tem 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.

SS for SB 902, introduced by Senator Mathewson, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 902

An Act to repeal sections 313.008, 313.270, 313.805, 313.807, 313.812, 313.815, 313.817, 313.820, 313.822, 313.825, 313.827, 313.830 and 313.837, RSMo 1994, and sections 313.835 and 313.842, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to gaming, and to enact in lieu thereof seventeen new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions and an emergency clause for a certain section.

Was taken up.

On motion of Senator Mathewson, SS for SB 902 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Carter Clay DePasco
Ehlmann Flotron Graves House
Jacob Johnson Kinder Mathewson
Maxwell Mueller Quick Rohrbach
Schneider Scott Sims Staples
Stoll Wiggins--22
NAYS--Senators
Caskey Childers Goode Howard
Kenney Klarich Russell Singleton
Steelman Westfall Yeckel--11
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senator Bland--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

The emergency clause was adopted by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Carter Clay DePasco
Ehlmann Flotron Goode Graves
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Mathewson Maxwell Mueller Quick
Rohrbach Scott Sims Staples
Stoll Westfall Wiggins--23
NAYS--Senators
Caskey Childers House Howard
Klarich Russell Schneider Singleton
Steelman Yeckel--10
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senator Bland--1

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.

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

At the request of Senator Jacob, SB 980, with SCS, was placed on the Informal Calendar.

Senator Jacob moved that SB 1016 be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

Senator Jacob offered SS for SB 1016, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 1016

An Act to amend chapter 144, RSMo, relating to sales and use tax by adding thereto one new section relating to a temporary exemption from state and local sales and use tax on retail sales of clothing before the start of the school year, with an emergency clause.

Senator Jacob moved that SS for SB 1016 be adopted.

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

President Pro Tem Quick assumed the Chair.

Senator Maxwell offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Bill No. 1016, Page 1, Section A, Line 3, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"135.760. 1. For all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2001, a resident individual who is allowed a federal earned income tax credit pursuant to section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code shall be allowed a credit against the tax otherwise due pursuant to chapter 143, RSMo, not including sections 143.191 to 143.265, RSMo, in an amount equal to two and one-half percent of the allowable federal earned income tax credit. The tax credit allowed by this section shall be claimed by such individual at the time such individual files a return and shall be applied against the income tax liability imposed by chapter 143, RSMo. Where the amount of the credit exceeds the tax liability, the difference shall be refunded to the taxpayer or carried forward into any subsequent taxable year.

2. The director of the department of revenue shall promulgate rules and regulations to administer the provisions of this section. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536, RSMo.

3. Notwithstanding the provision of subsection 4 of section 32.057, RSMo, the department of revenue or any duly authorized employee or agent shall determine whether any taxpayer filing a report or return with the department of revenue who has not applied for the credit allowed pursuant to subsection 1 of this section may qualify for the credit, and shall notify any qualified claimant of his or her potential eligibility, where the department determines such potential eligibility exists.

4. Any tax credit allowed pursuant to this section shall be excluded from the calculation of Missouri adjusted gross income, as defined in section 143.121, RSMo."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Maxwell moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

Senator Singleton raised the point of order that SA 1 is out of order as the amendment exceeds the title and the content of the original bill.

The point of order was referred to the President Pro Tem, who ruled it well taken.

Senator Maxwell assumed the Chair.

Senator Stoll assumed the Chair.

Senator Rohrbach offered SA 2:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Bill No. 1016, Page 2, Section 144.049, Line 16, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

"306.016. 1. By January 1, 1995, the owner of any vessel documented by the United States Coast Guard on August 28, 1994, and the new owner of any vessel purchased after August 28, 1994, who upon the sale or transfer of the vessel desires to document the vessel with the United States Coast Guard, shall apply for a vessel certificate of registration and pay a certification fee of seven dollars and fifty cents, an initial registration fee in an amount equal to the amount required for a certificate of number under section 306.030 and all applicable state and local or in lieu watercraft taxes as provided by law in effect on the date the vessel was documented or submit proof that all applicable registration fees have been paid to the department of revenue and all applicable taxes or in lieu watercraft taxes have been paid in this or another state. Such application shall include the county in which such vessel will be normally maintained by the new owner. A certificate of registration and a set of registration decals in a form the director shall prescribe shall be issued for a documented vessel. A Missouri resident shall make application for a vessel certificate of registration within thirty days of acquiring or bringing the vessel into this state. A nonresident shall make application for a vessel certificate of registration within sixty days after acquiring a vessel in this state or bringing a vessel into this state if the vessel will be kept in this state for a period in excess of sixty consecutive days. A delinquency penalty fee of ten dollars shall be imposed for each thirty days of delinquency, not to exceed a total of thirty dollars. If the director of revenue learns that any person has failed to make application for a vessel certificate of registration in accordance with this section or has sold a vessel documented by the United States Coast Guard without obtaining a certificate of registration as provided in this section, the director shall cancel the registration of all vessels and outboard motors registered in the name of the person, either as sole owner or a coowner, and shall notify the person that the cancellation will remain in force until the person pays the delinquency penalty fee together with all fees, charges, and payments which the person should have paid in connection with the vessel certificate of registration.

[2. A boat or vessel documented by the United States Coast Guard or other agency of the federal government and operated on the waters of this state shall not be liable for the payment of any state or local sales or use tax on the purchase, but shall be liable for the payment of an in lieu watercraft tax, which is hereby imposed. The in lieu watercraft tax shall be collected by the director of revenue and deposited in the state treasury to the credit of general revenue and shall be appropriated for use by the Missouri state water patrol. Watercraft dealers in this state shall report to the director of revenue on forms furnished by the director the sale of each watercraft sold to a resident of this state. If the watercraft is registered and licensed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and all applicable sales taxes have been paid, the director shall not collect the in lieu tax imposed by this subsection. If the watercraft is registered with the United States Coast Guard or other agency of the federal government and not under the provisions of this chapter the director shall bill the purchaser of the watercraft for the in lieu tax imposed by this subsection. Any person who fails to pay the in lieu tax due under this section, within thirty days after receipt of the bill from the director of revenue, shall be liable to the same penalties imposed by law for failure to pay sales and use taxes due the state. The in lieu tax shall be determined as follows:

PURCHASE PRICE OF TAX DUE

WATERCRAFT

$50,000 or less $ 650.00

$50,001 to $100,000 1,250.00

$100,001 to $150,000 1,850.00

$150,001 to $200,000 2,450.00

$200,001 and above 3,050.00]

[3.] 2. The registration decals for any vessel documented by the United States Coast Guard shall be in force and effect for a period of three years so long as the vessel is owned or held by the original holder of the certificate of registration and shall be renewed upon application and payment of a registration renewal fee equal to the amount required for a certificate of number under section 306.030. The owner shall attach the registration decals to both sides of the forward half of the bow of the documented vessel in a place that is fully visible.

[4.] 3. The department of revenue may issue a temporary vessel certificate of registration authorizing the operation of a vessel to be documented by the United States Coast Guard for not more than sixty days. The temporary registration shall be made available by the department of revenue and may be purchased from the department of revenue or from a dealer upon proof of purchase of a vessel. The department shall make temporary certificates of registration available to registered dealers in this state in sets of ten. The fee for the temporary certificates of registration shall be five dollars each. No dealer shall charge more than five dollars for each temporary certificate of registration issued. The temporary registration shall be valid for a period of sixty days from the date of issuance by the department of revenue to the purchaser of the vessel or from the date of sale of the vessel by a dealer from which the purchaser obtains a certificate of registration. The temporary certificate of registration shall be issued on a form prescribed by the department of revenue and issued only for the purchaser's use in the operation of the vessel purchased to enable the purchaser to legally operate the vessel while a certificate of registration is being obtained, and shall be displayed on no other vessel. Temporary certificates of registration issued under this section shall not be transferable or renewable and shall not be valid upon issuance of a proper certificate of registration. The dealer or authorized agent shall insert the date of issuance and expiration date, year, make and the manufacturer's identification number of the vessel on the temporary registration when issued to the purchaser. The dealer shall complete the information on the temporary registration in full. Every dealer that issues a temporary certificate of registration shall keep, for inspection by authorized officers, a correct record of each temporary certificate of registration issued by the dealer by recording the registration number, purchaser's name and address, year, make and manufacturer's identification number of the vessel on which the temporary certificate of registration is to be used and the date of issuance.

[5.] 4. Upon the sale or transfer of any vessel documented by the United States Coast Guard for which a certificate of registration has been issued, the registration shall be terminated. If the new owner elects to have the vessel documented by the United States Coast Guard, the new owner shall submit, in addition to the properly assigned certificate of registration, proof of release from the documentation provided by the United States Coast Guard and shall comply with the provisions of this section. If the new owner elects not to document the vessel with the United States Coast Guard, the owner shall comply with the applicable provisions of this chapter.

[6.] 5. The certificate of registration shall be available at all times for inspection on the vessel for which it is issued, whenever the vessel is in operation.

6. This section shall become effective on October 1, 2000."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Rohrbach moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Jacob raised the point of order that SA 2 is out of order as it goes beyond the scope, title and purpose of the original bill.

The point of order was referred to the President Pro Tem, who took it under advisement, which placed the bill on the Informal Calendar.

Senator Goode moved that SJR 35, with the point of order (pending), be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

At the request of Senator Schneider, the pending point of order was withdrawn.

Senator Schneider offered SS No. 3 for SJR 35, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE NO. 3 FOR

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 35

Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing section 3 of article XIII of the Constitution of Missouri relating to the Missouri citizens' commission on the compensation for elected officials, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to the same subject.

Senator Schneider moved that SS No. 3 for SJR 35 be adopted.

Senator Goode offered SS for SS No. 3 for SJR 35, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE SUBSTITUTE NO. 3 FOR

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 35

Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing section 3 of article XIII of the Constitution of Missouri relating to the Missouri citizens' commission on the compensation for elected officials, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to the same subject.

Senator Goode moved that SS for SS No. 3 for SJR 35 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Goode, SS for SS No. 3 for SJR 35 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

On behalf of Senator Staples, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, Senator Mathewson submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred HB 1363, 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 Transportation, to which was referred HB 1948, 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 Jacob assumed the Chair.

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:

Margaret J. May, James L. Hill, Maureen M. Buscher, Jean M. Dudgeon, John J. Ebeling, Robert C. Mueller, Phyllis Woollen Markus and Rhonda K. Stockton, as members of the Missouri Citizen's Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials;

Also,

Nonaresa Montgomery, as a public member of the Missouri Board of Examiners for Hearing Instrument Specialists;

Also,

Janet S. Sanders, as a member of the Central Missouri State University Board of Governors;

Also,

Susan K. Feigenbaum, as a member of the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan Board of Trustees;

Also,

Michele S. Ohmes, as a member of the Missouri Training and Employment Council;

Also,

Kathleen A. Coleton, as a member of the Missouri Acupuncturist Advisory Committee;

Also,

Melva L. Ware, as a member of the Minority Environmental Literacy Advisory Committee;

Also,

Michael R. Mahler, as a member of the Missouri Fire Safety Advisory Board;

Also,

Cassandra C. Herrman, as a member of the Missouri Community Service Commission;

Also,

Joseph M. Ojile, as a member of the Advisory Commission for Physician Assistants.

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.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Mathewson offered Senate Resolution No. 1519, regarding Harold Harden, Lexington, which was adopted.

Senator Schneider offered Senate Resolution No. 1520, regarding Adam Daniel Baer, St. Louis, which was adopted.

Senator DePasco offered Senate Resolution No. 1521, regarding William J. "Bill" Baker, Independence, which was adopted.

Senator Stoll offered Senate Resolution No. 1522, regarding the One Hundredth Birthday of Josh Barnes, Festus, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Flotron introduced to the Senate, Mrs. Bogart, Mr. Busekist and eighteen students from Parkway North High School Politics Club, St. Louis; and Catherine Gabel, Sonya Jones, David Sauer and Anuj Shoh were made honorary pages.

Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Marc and Nicole Morin and Cheryl Swopes, Stockton; and Marc and Nicole were made honorary pages.

On behalf of Senator Bentley and himself, Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Highfill, Springfield.

Senator Mueller introduced to the Senate, fourth grade students from Tillman Elementary School, Kirkwood; and Jody Dewes, Susie Compton and Eric Harris were made honorary pages.

Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, the Pierce City Chapter of FFA and their advisors.

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, her husband, Dr. John Bentley, Springfield.

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, fourth grade students from Greenwood Elementary School, Springfield.

Senator Flotron introduced to the Senate, Mrs. Cohen, Mrs. Wamser and fourth grade students from Pierremont School, St. Louis; and Julia Baumann, Michael Jurgensmeyer, Tyann McBride and Ryan Sullivan were made honorary pages.

Senator Mueller introduced to the Senate, fourth grade students from Tillman Elementary School, Kirkwood; and Heather Vannoy and Brandon Mitchener were made honorary pages.

Senator Childers introduced to the Senate, Iryna Lanko, Ukraine.

Senator Quick introduced to the Senate, Mrs. Arianne Fortune, Michelle Whitton, Bob Vogelaar, Wade Thomas, Josh Johnson and Kevin Garner, Oak Park High School Debate Team; and Wade, Josh and Kevin were made honorary pages.

Senator Flotron introduced to the Senate, forty seventh grade students from Incarnate Word School, Chesterfield.



Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Ms. Sharon Tippett and eighteen fourth grade students from Heartland Christian Academy, Belton.

Senator Childers introduced to the Senate, Joyce Mann and twenty-nine eighth grade students from Exeter R-VI School, Exeter.

Senator Stoll introduced to the Senate, fifteen students from St. John's Lutheran School, Arnold.

Senator Graves introduced to the Senate, Jenny Gallagher, Chris Morrow and twenty-two eighth grade students from Nodaway-Holt School, Maitland.

Senator Wiggins introduced to the Senate, Will Sentell, former Capitol Correspondent for the Kansas City Star.

On motion of Senator DePasco, the Senate adjourned until 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 17, 2000.