Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


SECOND DAY--THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2001


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Maxwell in the Chair.

Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:

Gracious God, we are grateful for the excitement of these opening days of our Senate and we are mindful of the challenges we have been given by our leadership and will have time to think about all that is taking place as we travel home eager to be back with loved ones. So Lord, please watch over our going out and coming in and bless us with Your presence and protection this weekend. 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.

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

Present--Senators
Bentley Bland Carter Caskey
Childers DePasco Foster Gibbons
Goode Gross House Jacob
Johnson Kenney Kinder Klarich
Loudon Mathewson Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Sims Singleton
Staples Steelman Stoll Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--30
Absent with leave--Senator Scott--1
Vacancies--3
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Wiggins offered Senate Resolution No. 3, regarding Barbara O'Toole, Kansas City, which was adopted.

Senator Wiggins offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 4

WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate were truly saddened by the death of longtime Show-Me State resident Ethel L. Brack Strode of Grandview, Missouri, on Sunday, December 24, 2000, at the age of eighty-two; and

WHEREAS, born on the warm summer day of June 8, 1918, in Olathe, Kansas, Ethel Strode was a member of the Grandview United Methodist Church, Womans League, Eastern Star, and the Grandview Historical Society; and

WHEREAS, a docent for the Truman Farm Home, Ethel Strode earned the Volunteer Hall of Fame Award in 1993; and

WHEREAS, universally praised as a woman who was devoted to her family, Ethel Strode is survived by her husband, John Jay Strode; a son, John G. Strode of Grandview; daughter, Kay L. Harbert, and her husband, Charles, of Creede, Colorado; daughter, Susan Donnelly of Raymore, Missouri; and daughter, Deborah Lea Cooley, and her husband, Mike, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and

WHEREAS, Ethel Strode was fortunate enough to see the joyous arrival of eight grandchildren and eight great-grandsons, all of whom will miss the daily light and warmth of her presence in their lives; and

WHEREAS, always striving to be an active component of the community in which she lived, Ethel Strode leaves behind many colleagues, friends, and acquaintances who valued her chosen work in life;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninety-first General Assembly, join unanimously to commend the late Ethel Strode for her longtime involvement in family, church, and community and to convey to her many family and friends this legislative body's sincerest condolences at her passing; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution in memory of the late Ethel L. Brack Strode of Grandview, Missouri.

Senators Wiggins and Sims offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 5

WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Vernon Debo, of Kansas City; and

WHEREAS, Vernon Debo was a highly respected resident of South Kansas City and a community activist in the field of support and funding for developmentally disabled citizens and the State facilities which care for them; and

WHEREAS, Vernon Debo eagerly dedicated his time and talents to various State Commissions and Committees to which he was appointed in the field of mental health; and

WHEREAS, Vernon Debo was a particular friend of the Missouri Senate, known over many years as a friend by members of both political parties and was greatly admired by members of the Senate for his statewide recognition for dedication to the care of the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled; and

WHEREAS, Vernon Debo had the distinction of having been a guest of the Missouri Senate on the opening day of session for 59 consecutive years when he visited the Senate on opening day, 2000;

NOW, THEREFORE, the members of the Missouri Senate pause in their deliberations to salute the memory of Vernon Debo, express their appreciation for his lifetime of good citizenship and his countless contributions to the care of the mentally ill and developmentally disabled, and extend to Mr. Debo's many friends and admirers 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 the Department of Mental Health and Mr. Tom Rash.

Senator Russell, joined by the entire membership of the Senate, offered Senate Resolution No. 6, regarding the death of Ethel Faye Westfall, Bolivar, which was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Senator DePasco moved that HCR 1 be taken up for adoption, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator DePasco, HCR 1 was adopted by the following vote:



YEAS--Senators
Bland Carter Caskey Childers
DePasco Foster Gibbons Goode
Gross House Jacob Johnson
Kenney Kinder Klarich Loudon
Mathewson Quick Rohrbach Russell
Sims Singleton Staples Steelman
Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--28
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Bentley Schneider--2
Absent with leave--Senator Scott--1
Vacancies--3

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

President Pro Tem Quick submitted the following committee appointments, pursuant to HCR 1: Senators Carter, DePasco, House, Klarich, Rohrbach, Russell, Sims, Stoll, Westfall and Wiggins.

Senator Kenney moved that the Senate recess to repair to the House of Representatives to receive a message from His Excellency, Governor Roger B. Wilson, which motion prevailed.

JOINT SESSION

The Joint Session was called to order by President Maxwell.

On roll call the following Senators were present:

Present--Senators
Bentley Bland Carter Caskey
Childers DePasco Foster Gibbons
Goode Gross House Jacob
Johnson Kenney Kinder Klarich
Loudon Mathewson Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Sims Staples
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--29
Absent--Senator Singleton--1
Absent with leave--Senator Scott--1
Vacancies--3

On roll call the following Representatives were present:

Present--Representatives
Abel Baker Ballard Barnett
Barnitz Barry (100) Bartelsmeyer Bartle
Bearden Behnen Berkowitz Berkstresser
Black Boatright Bonner Boucher
Bowman Boykins Britt Brooks
Burcham Burton Byrd Campbell
Carnahan Champion Cierpiot Coleman
Cooper Copenhaver Crawford Crowell
Crump Cunningham Curls Davis (122)
Dempsey Dolan Dougherty Enz
Fares Farnen Foley Ford
Franklin Fraser Froelker Gambaro
Gaskill George Graham Gratz
Green (15) Green (73) Griesheimer Hagan-Harrell
Hampton Hanaway Harding Hartzler
Haywood Hegeman Henderson Hendrickson
Hickey Hilgemann Hohulin Holand
Hollingsworth Holt Hoppe Hosmer
Hunter Jetton Johnson (61) Johnson (90)
Jolly Kelley (47) Kelly (144) Kelly (27)
Kelly (36) Kennedy King Klindt
Koller Lawson Legan Levin
Liese Linton Lograsso Long
Lowe Luetkemeyer Luetkenhaus Marble
Marsh May (149) Mayer Mays (50)
McKenna Merideth Miller Monaco
Moore Murphy Myers Naeger
Nordwald O'Connor Ostmann O'Toole
Overschmidt Patek Phillips Portwood
Purgason Ransdall Rector Reid
Reinhart Relford Reynolds Richardson
Ridgeway Rizzo Roark Robirds
Ross Scheve Schwab Scott
Secrest Seigfreid Selby Shelton
Shields Shoemyer Skaggs Smith
St. Onge Thompson Townley Treadway
Troupe VanZandt Villa Vogel
Wagner Walton Ward Wiggins
Williams Willoughby Wilson (25) Wilson (42)
Wright Mr. Speaker--158
Absent and Absent with Leave--Representatives
Bray (84) Clayton Harlan Surface-4
Vacancies-1

The Joint Committee appointed to wait upon His Excellency Roger B. Wilson, escorted the Governor to the dais where he delivered the following message:

I am going to have fun this morning. Whether you do or not is your business. I want to thank you. I want to thank everybody for the 24 wonderful years of public trust. It has been unbelievable. Let me assure you that nothing ever changes--I got 4 requests for appointments just on my way up the aisle.

To Governor-elect and our statewide office holders, it is a pleasure to be here with you. For all of us, our families -- yours and mine and our supporters, our friends and constituents -- this is an amazing thing that we get to do. It is just wonderful. My apologies for my family -- each of them had an assigned duty today and are not able to be here, but we have already talked about it and I received some adequate coaching on this presentation, so I hope it goes well. I also want to thank the people of the State of Missouri who are an amazing group. I have never seen strength exhibited like I did during the Flood of 93 or in the recent tragedy. There are a lot of people who make our job easier. I am going to list some and I am going to miss some and I really apologize. This is a neat environment and for all you new legislators, welcome. It will be a great experience and I think you will find my words are true -- you are going to enjoy your personal staff. They will keep more hide on you than you ever realized. I appreciate everybody in this capitol -- the maintenance people that make sure you and I have a beautiful place to come to work everyday. Those that work hard and pay their taxes, educate our kids and take care of our mentally ill; the Capitol Police, the Print Shop, the people in the cafeteria, House and Senate and Legislative Research that we rely on so much; the Senior Staff of both Houses and in the Governor's Office; Enrolling and Engraving; and our Doorkeepers, Chief Clerk, Secretary of the Senate, Senate Administrator -- they really keep us glued together and make us look better than we deserve. You know it and I know it.

Everybody is special, but we have a group that is assembled for a special reason -- the Governor's Youth Leadership Conference. They are seated right up here. I would ask that you recognize them. I would ask that they stand. Take a good look because when we are sitting on a nursing home porch in our rockers, they will be running this state. They are going to take great care of us.

I want to thank the press and I know you think I am just sucking up to you for a future run but that is not the case. I do want to thank them because information is golden, it really is and you know that we can talk about disinformation or bad information, but everybody can share a little guilt, but I especially want to thank them for the decorum that they exhibited during the funeral of Governor Carnahan. We dealt with them and they were perfect. They did a wonderful job and I wish you would thank them for that. They are mad at me this morning because they asked for a copy of the speech and John Robinson had to finally tell them well Roger hasn't finished writing it yet, so you don't get it. That is the only reason you don't have one.

I love the House and the Senate. I somewhat regret the fact that I didn't get to serve in the House because I certainly enjoyed enough of its raucous humor. A lot of it was at my expense, but I certainly enjoyed it and there is this energy over here that is amazing to watch and it is different from the Senate. I have had some wonderful friends in the House and I thank you so much for your friendship. I also appreciate the tough decisions that you have had to fight your way through and yes you will get some more this year. I regret that. I wish some of these things I or all of us collectively could have taken care of. Governor-Elect Holden has my best wishes and he will have my support. I will say it right now -- Bob Holden deserves everybody's support regardless of party lines. President George Bush deserves everybody's support regardless of party lines. We have got too much at stake whether it is opportunity or a threat to risk letting something important fall through the cracks because of a lack of civility or a mistaken importance of either pride or power. I hope that this General Assembly and this Governor will be able to work very well together.

For you young legislators, I have some warnings -- the minute you see a senior legislator stand up and start to tell about a conference committee that they were on about 20 years ago and get ready to quote and every member of the conference committee is deceased -- just put your seatbelt on. You might want to revamp your approach if you get a consent bill killed. One of my favorite lines uttered in the Missouri Senate was Senator, I will never lie to you on the floor. And another of my favorite lines was uttered by Senator Emory Melton. Senator Melton had worked and worked on a Social Services Bill to get it amended. He still didn't like it and probably wasn't going to vote for it. The sponsor who had suffered all of the amendments, finally said, Senator isn't that good enough and he shrugged and said bad breath is better than no breath at all.

You are going to suffer some embarrassments while you are here, so just get used to it. This is a fishbowl. You are in the public eye and none of us are perfect. Let me share a couple of my embarrassing moments. One happened not too many years ago. I was down at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and I noticed several House members in the audience. So I started naming a few and I thought oh this is going to be kind of bad. I got about 8 or 10 named and I said now have I missed anybody. About 18 hands went up. You can weather that stuff, as long as you have a sense of humor, you can stand your own frailties and I encourage you to think about that.

On government, I've always looked at it in a couple of ways but one that's never changed is that we have some producers and we have users -- users by necessity, but nonetheless, users. The producers are our manufacturers -- our retailers, the people that we can reach through economic development, helping with tax credits or anything else.

Agriculture, you guys did some great things last year and I look forward to the funding of some innovative agricultural themes this year. That's going to help. If you really want to do something to help agriculture that's what you're going to do is make sure that that funding gets in there. Because some of these new co-ops out here that are trying to help the family farms make it need our support. And, maybe it's not enough right now but, boy, it's a good start. So, you keep it up and you keep going there.

Tourism -- Senator Danny Staples will be introducing a Senate bill to enhance the tourism formula and I am making a personal request that you pass that legislation and that you enhance the formula. Because I have never seen a better marriage. What I've seen between the industry, the legislature, the public and the division of tourism -- it's just fantastic. You put them on a production basis a few years ago with House Bill 188, and they've done a marvelous job. And that board is one of the best boards in the state. So, if you would (not that Danny needs any help) give Danny all the help you can on that. I would hope that a house member on the tourism committee would introduce that too. It makes sense. It makes sense because when ag. produces, when tourism produces, when manufacturing and retailing produce -- then you can take care of mental health, school children, seniors, corrections. But, we've got to have them strong and I think you can do a few things this year that will really tweak that in a wonderful form.

I sent all of you a letter on Aging. I don't know if you've gotten it yet -- I don't know if you've read it yet. But, obviously I believe very strongly that aging has had some problems in the past and I think we ought to address them. And I had some choices; I could have just done some housekeeping and gone on. But, I'm not going to look back on my career and think -- Rog; you were there for two and one-half months -- why didn't you do something about it? So, I'm asking you to help me move the Division of Aging from Social Services (which is overcrowded) to the Department of Health, which has some very nice horizontal connections in it. And, let's help both departments. Give Social Services some breathing room and give Aging some more attention at the Governor's table. Because, I truly believe in about six to eight years, when baby-boomers become senior-boomers, you and I could have a problem very similar to what we have now with highways, that we're going to wrestle with and bring to the ground somehow. But, I don't want another one coming right behind it just as soon as you get that done. Let's give ourselves a chance for some elevation of senior issues, and get those things debated, get them heard at the budget level and the Governor's table level, so that they don't sneak up on us in a few years. If you need a little more proof of the pudding, for those of you that are new, we've had 14 directors in 20 years. That's an abysmal record. That's no concentration. That's no consistency and we need to change it.

I would like to see a few efficiencies in the budget too. I've heard that the hiring freeze is me trying to make sure that Bob's got some slots to fill. (See, I listen to the radio, Merrill -- and I love you.) But, I'm telling you; you have a little bit different budget to deal with this year. And, after you've wrestled with it for a couple of months you're going to realize that. And, it's not going to be as much fun as some of the other years have. But, it's something I noticed when I was appropriations chairman and I think we ought to re-institute it every now and then. My proposal today would be to reduce the FTE number, starting today, by 500 people. That's not big -- out of 60,000 -- but it's significant. And, I'll tell you right now, I'm probably taking the easiest 500 and Governor Holden is going to be left with some tougher decisions. So, don't think it's all done even if we get this done. It will free up some money, and, yes, we're having trouble with revenues meeting expectations. Hopefully, that's going to improve and we'll keep a closer eye on it. But, I think this kind of flexibility is important for budgetary reasons. But, I also think that the people that ought to control how many places sit vacant, or how many people you actually allow to a department, are the people that receive the votes. Whether it's in the executive branch or the legislative branch, and I don't think the padding (and I'm not demeaning any department heads) needs to be there. I think you are the ones that need to assign those resources. And, so, when these 500 are cut (and by the way, those are vacancies) I told you they were the easiest ones. I would like you to take some of that money and plow it back into a few of those departments because the reason for some of those vacancies is because the pay is so low, and the work is so hard with direct services (whether mentally ill or others) that we just can't keep people hired. So, if we really want to serve the people that we're actually talking about serving, then let's get serious about it and let's try to get people on hand to help take care of them. And, if we have to raise a few salaries then I think we ought to do it.

While I'm on state workers -- I have a real strong feeling that they/we all have an obligation -- if we actually think we can run a democracy -- if we're not good, we better get good. And that goes for everybody (myself included) to the newest employee of the state. And I think we've had a pretty good attitude for the last eight years in trying to bring people out and do that. I hope that that can continue because it's going to be very important for this next administration. I also want to say that a lot of state employees have jobs that you and I would not take. We wouldn't have them -- we wouldn't even apply for them. I don't think it's fair to use them as punching bags when they are out there working in the Biggs Unit, when they're out there on a highway (and the highest mortality rate in state government is highway workers out there). I know it's easy to kick around, let's just don't do it -- let's just don't do it. If you really want to build a team spirit, if you really want to build a team spirit, you have to lift people up. And you have to tell them when they come into those appropriation hearings, or when they come into your senate and house hearings you have to ask them legitimate questions about "how are you going to get it done?" And, we always do that, but I also know we also take some "pot shots", and, yes, I'm guilty. Let's slow it down, let's give them a chance and let's encourage them. Because I've seen some great work out of them, I've seen them do some great things and I think they deserve better than some of what they've gotten in the past and for that I apologize.

Now, this is a little fun thing I want to do. And it only cost about $30 million. Back in 1918 when the Capitol was complete there's a drawing of a riverfront entrance, and it's gorgeous. As a matter of fact, Senators already have a copy of that, along with some supporting documents on their desk that they'll receive when they get back. And, as soon as this speech is over each of you will receive a packet. But, a river museum will do several things that I would like to encourage you to do. It would provide more office space close to the Capitol. Possibly with an entrance that you don't have to go outdoors to use. It would provide more parking. It would provide a place for school children to come in and be weather-covered on Amtrak. It would provide a place for us to memorialize Lewis and Clark, which is coming up in 2003. And, if you would grant me this, I would request that a portion of that space be taken up for a memorial to Governor Carnahan. It is beautiful, and it is expensive, and I really feel guilty about coming to you and talking about money when I don't have the source in hand. All I can tell you is I will try to help. It's something that's worthy. It's something that our constituents would enjoy. It's a way you can help tourism. But, more importantly, it's something that will make us more efficient and make Missouri prouder of their seat of government. I hope you enjoy looking at that package. It enthused me the first time I saw it and I hope it enthuses you.

All right, now is the time on the program for a couple of rants. I've noticed that in my speech pattern. And, there are certain things that I really don't have a solution for exactly, but they really burn me up so I want to get everybody thinking about them. Griping has become a national pastime. That's the kind of thing we can fall into. Why has it become a national pastime? Because we've got it so good. How many people in here have lived in a house without electricity? How many people in here have lived in a house without indoor plumbing? Do we have it good? Yeah, we have it good -- we have it great. So, what have we done with our spare time? We fill it with a little griping. Let's change it and let Missouri be the point of impact. Let's really let that happen. Okay, I'm feeling better -- that's good.

Educational peeves -- I don't want teachers blamed for educational problems that have nothing to do with them. A fifty-percent divorce rate and a drug problem are not caused by teachers. They are absolutely our front line on trying to fight a lot of that. Let's try to give them some real help. We've passed laws to punish people that misbehave around the school but I think we're going to have to figure out (even with the safe schools act) how is it that you and I show our support of those teachers? And, you know what, that's not where the real responsibility lies. Pat and I tell the teachers of our children that they're right. And, even if they're wrong, our children have the obligation to be smart enough to figure out how to get along in that classroom so 28 other people's education isn't interrupted. And, until we start giving them that kind of support then let's don't look at teaching or the administration or the legislature. This is something that is the job of 5.4 million people. And if we can handle the Carnahan tragedy and if we can handle the flood of '93 then shame on us for not being able to handle this. Okay, this guy's writing is terrible.

On higher education -- taxpayers, legislators, governors, are working their heads off to try to fully fund higher education. Look what you've done with the A+ program, look what you've done with bright flight. Look what you've done in community colleges. You talk about neat, I didn't think that was possible when I came here in '79. You have done some remarkable things and we can do some more. And, I want you to keep trying. But, I do want to correct the thought process too. I've spoken on several university campuses and I've always dropped this bomb there but I want to drop it here today publicly too. I've asked a lot of people -- how many people are getting public assistance with your education? Well, unless they have a student loan or are getting a scholarship or something they don't raise their hand. There is a misunderstanding -- there is a misunderstanding. I've had to tell college group after college group after college group that you go out there and thank the person that's running the convenience store that may only have an eighth-grade education because they go to work every day and help pay for your education. And, we've lost the message someplace and it's got to get back. A lot of people think tuition is going through the roof. Not that we have an ungrateful group of students -- this group is capable of running the world. But, you know what, there's too few thank yous in this world especially to unrecognized taxpayers and voters. And that's one way to do it. I think a college student ought to walk out and tell that person thank you -- just ad hoc -- it would be fun. Now, you've been nice. Oh, don't forget, Schneider for judge.

Let me thank you for all of the hospitality and kindness that you've extended to me and my family over all these years. And, if you really want to thank me you just take good care of your family. That would be a great thank you. And, take care of this big family that we've got that have selected and sent you here. I've said it before, the flood of '93 just showed me something that totally amazed me. It was unbelievable to see the amount of strength that this state had. And, the respect and strength that I saw during Governor Carnahan's funeral. And, even now, Bob can feel it and I can feel it -- we can all feel it. There is a respect and reverence here that I hope that we can maintain because it's really going to be good for us. It's going to help us maintain the civility that we need. But, I also observed something that just amazed, because I'm ashamed to say it, even to my 52nd year I took it for granted. What we were thrown into was an unbelievable circumstance. And, the thing that caught all of us, and part of the strength of our state, was our constitution. I'd always had an admiration and respect for it but I'd never had an understanding of how it could perform. You and I are of a generation that has now seen it perform. So, protect it, improve it if we can, but I think you can rest easy at night -- this 200 years of democracy that we've lived through has us so well protected. And, all we have to do is protect it. Thank you and goodbye.

On motion of Senator DePasco, the Joint Session was dissolved and the Senate returned to the Chamber where they were called to order by President Maxwell.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 237-By Westfall.

An Act to repeal section 575.010, RSMo 2000, relating to offenses against the administration of justice, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

SB 238-By Staples, Russell, Mathewson, Westfall, Yeckel, Johnson, Childers, Bentley, DePasco, Gibbons, Foster, Loudon, Gross and Wiggins.

An Act to repeal section 620.467, RSMo 2000, relating to the tourism supplement revenue fund, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with an expiration date.

SB 239-By Stoll.

An Act to repeal section 167.645, RSMo 2000, relating to promotion of students, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

SB 240-By Stoll and Bentley.

An Act to amend chapter 205, RSMo, by adding thereto four new sections relating to the family and community trust.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Kenney offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 7

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate, that the Administrator of the Senate be and is hereby instructed to have placed in the Post Office of the Senate, or delivered each day to such other address as may be designated Missouri newspapers for each Senator and each elected officer of the Senate, such papers to be designated by the Senator or officer, and the expenses of same to be paid out of the contingent fund of the Senate.

Senator DePasco offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 8

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate, that the Administrator of the Senate be and is hereby instructed to purchase and deliver to each Senator postage stamps not to exceed the value of eight hundred fifty dollars ($850.00) and to take his or her receipt for the amount of postage stamps delivered, said stamps to be used by each Senator only for official business connected with his or her office, the expenses of same to be paid out of the contingent fund of the Senate.

Senator Quick offered Senate Resolution No. 9, regarding Jerry Distler, New London, which was adopted.

Senator Quick offered Senate Resolution No. 10, regarding Bobby Wayne Allen, Kansas City, which was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Senators Kinder and Quick offered the following concurrent resolution:

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that the President Pro Tem and Co-Pro Tem of the Senate and the Speaker of the House appoint a committee of thirty-six members, one-half from the Senate and one-half from the House to cooperate in making all necessary plans and arrangements for the participation of the General Assembly in the inauguration of the executive officials of the State of Missouri on January 8, 2001; and that the joint committee is authorized to expend the necessary amount in making such plans and arrange-ments; with expenses to be paid from the joint contingent fund; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Administration Committee of the Senate and the Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives audit, allow and pay the expenses of the legislative participation of the inauguration and that the joint committee be authorized to cooperate with any other committees, officials or persons planning and executing the inaugural ceremonies keeping with the traditions of the great State of Missouri.

Senator Kinder requested unanimous consent of the Senate that the rules be suspended and that SCR 1 be taken up for adoption, which request was granted.

On motion of Senator Kinder, SCR 1 was adopted by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Carter Caskey Childers
DePasco Foster Gibbons Goode
Gross House Jacob Kenney
Kinder Klarich Loudon Mathewson
Quick Rohrbach Russell Sims
Singleton Staples Steelman Stoll
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--27
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Bland Johnson Schneider--3
Absent with leave--Senator Scott--1
Vacancies--3

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE

The following message was 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 Speaker has appointed the following Representatives to act with a like committee from the Senate pursuant to HCR 1. Representatives Graham, Harlan, Farnen, Wilson 25, Seigfreid, Copenhaver, Scott, Linton, Kelley 47 and Ross.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

President Pro Tem Quick appointed the following committee pursuant to SCR 1: Senators Bentley, Carter, DePasco, Foster, Goode, Gross, House, Jacob, Johnson, Klarich, Rohrbach, Russell, Schneider, Sims, Singleton, Stoll, Westfall and Wiggins.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Jacob introduced to the Senate, his son, Daniel Jacob, Columbia; and Shay Frank Prince, Redlands, California; and Daniel and Shay Frank were made honorary pages.

On motion of Senator Kenney, the Senate adjourned until 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 8, 2001. SENATE CALENDAR

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THIRD DAY-MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2001

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FORMAL CALENDAR



SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS



SB 1-Schneider

SB 2-Schneider

SB 3-Schneider

SB 4-Wiggins, et al

SB 5-Wiggins, et al

SB 6-Wiggins, et al

SB 7-Scott

SB 8-Scott

SB 9-Caskey

SB 10-Caskey

SB 11-Russell

SB 12-Russell

SB 13-Russell

SB 14-Mathewson

SB 15-Mathewson

SB 16-Mathewson

SB 17-Staples

SB 18-Staples

SB 19-Goode

SB 20-Goode

SB 21-Goode

SB 22-Singleton

SB 23-Singleton

SB 24-Singleton

SB 25-Johnson

SB 26-Johnson

SB 27-Johnson and

Westfall

SB 28-Rohrbach

SB 29-Rohrbach

SB 30-Rohrbach

SB 31-DePasco, et al

SB 32-Kinder

SB 33-Kinder

SB 34-Kinder

SB 35-House

SB 36-Westfall, et al

SB 37-Westfall and Kinder

SB 38-Westfall, et al

SB 39-Klarich and Goode

SB 40-Klarich

SB 41-Kenney, et al

SB 42-Kenney

SB 43-Kenney

SB 44-Bentley

SB 45-Bentley

SB 46-Bentley

SB 47-Sims

SB 48-Sims

SB 49-Sims

SB 50-Childers

SB 51-Childers and

Russell

SB 52-Childers

SB 53-Bland

SB 54-Bland

SB 55-Bland

SB 56-Stoll, et al

SB 57-Stoll, et al

SB 58-Stoll

SB 59-Steelman, et al

SB 60-Steelman

SB 61-Steelman

SB 62-Carter and Bland

SB 63-Carter, et al

SB 64-Carter

SB 65-Gibbons

SB 66-Gibbons

SB 67-Gross

SB 68-Gross

SB 69-Gross

SB 70-Loudon

SB 71-Loudon

SB 72-Loudon

SB 73-Schneider

SB 74-Wiggins

SB 75-Wiggins

SB 76-Wiggins

SB 77-Russell

SB 78-Russell

SB 79-Goode

SB 80-Goode

SB 81-Goode

SB 82-Singleton

SB 83-Singleton

SB 84-Singleton

SB 85-Rohrbach

SB 86-Rohrbach

SB 87-Rohrbach

SB 88-Kinder

SB 89-Kinder

SB 90-Kinder

SB 91-Westfall

SB 92-Westfall

SB 93-Kenney

SB 94-Kenney

SB 95-Kenney

SB 96-Bentley

SB 97-Bentley

SB 98-Bentley

SB 99-Sims

SB 100-Childers

SB 101-Childers

SB 102-Childers

SB 103-Bland

SB 104-Bland

SB 105-Bland

SB 106-Steelman, et al

SB 107-Steelman

SB 108-Steelman

SB 109-Gross

SB 110-Gross

SB 111-Gross

SB 112-Loudon

SB 113-Loudon

SB 114-Loudon

SB 115-Wiggins

SB 116-Wiggins

SB 117-Wiggins

SB 118-Goode

SB 119-Goode

SB 120-Goode, et al

SB 121-Singleton

SB 122-Kinder

SB 123-Kinder

SB 124-Kinder

SB 125-Bentley

SB 126-Bentley

SB 127-Childers

SB 128-Childers

SB 129-Childers

SB 130-Bland

SB 131-Bland

SB 132-Bland

SB 133-Steelman

SB 134-Loudon

SB 135-Wiggins

SB 136-Wiggins

SB 137-Wiggins

SB 138-Goode and Wiggins

SB 139-Goode

SB 140-Goode

SB 141-Childers

SB 142-Childers

SB 143-Childers

SB 144-Bland

SB 145-Bland

SB 146-Bland

SB 147-Wiggins and DePasco

SB 148-Goode

SB 149-Goode

SB 150-Goode

SB 151-Childers

SB 152-Childers

SB 153-Bland

SB 154-Bland

SB 155-Bland

SB 156-Goode

SB 157-Goode and Bentley

SB 158-Bland

SB 159-Bland

SB 160-Bland

SB 161-Bland

SB 162-Bland

SB 163-Bland

SB 164-Bland

SB 165-Bland

SB 166-Bland

SB 167-Bland

SB 168-Bland

SB 169-Bland

SB 170-Bland

SB 171-Bland

SB 172-Bland

SB 173-Bland

SB 174-Bland

SB 175-Bland

SB 176-Bland

SB 177-Schneider

SB 178-Schneider and Rohrbach

SB 179-Rohrbach

SB 180-Klarich

SB 181-Caskey

SB 182-Loudon

SB 183-Schneider

SB 184-Johnson, et al

SB 185-Loudon

SB 186-Klarich

SB 187-Schneider and Wiggins

SB 188-Russell

SB 189-Russell

SB 190-Russell

SB 191-Goode

SB 192-Schneider, et al

SB 193-Rohrbach

SB 194-Schneider and Bland

SB 195-Schneider and Goode

SB 196-Scott

SB 197-Johnson

SB 198-Staples

SB 199-Sims

SB 200-Sims

SB 201-Sims

SB 202-Wiggins

SB 203-Scott

SB 204-House

SB 205-Bland

SB 206-Wiggins

SB 207-Klarich

SB 208-Sims

SB 209-DePasco

SB 210-DePasco

SB 211-DePasco

SB 212-Gross, et al

SB 213-Gross, et al

SB 214-Gross, et al



SB 215-Gross

SB 216-Scott

SB 217-Russell

SB 218-Russell

SB 219-Mathewson

SB 220-Kinder and Gross

SB 221-Westfall

SB 222-Caskey

SB 223-Caskey

SB 224-Russell

SB 225-Mathewson

SB 226-Goode

SB 227-Jacob

SB 228-Jacob

SB 229-Jacob

SB 230-Childers

SB 231-Gross

SB 232-Gross

SB 233-Wiggins

SB 234-Wiggins

SB 235-Sims

SB 236-Sims

SB 237-Westfall

SB 238-Staples, et al

SB 239-Stoll

SB 240-Stoll and Bentley

SJR 1-Schneider

SJR 2-Goode

SJR 3-Goode

SJR 4-Johnson

SJR 5-Childers

SJR 6-Childers

SJR 7-Bland

SJR 8-Steelman

SJR 9-Goode, et al RESOLUTIONS



HCR 2-Crump (Kenney)

HCR 3-Crump (DePasco)