Journal of the Senate
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
NINTH DAY--WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2001
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
President Maxwell in the Chair.
Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:
"When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent." (Psalm 4:4)
Gracious God, each day there are those people and events that are most disturbing and sometimes outright aggravating. Help us to understand what is so upsetting to us and how we may better deal with such people and events. Help us to be able to be silent and not vengeful but seek ways to learn from such encounters and serve even those who may upset us. This we ask in Your Holy Name. 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:
|Absent with leave--Senators|
|The Lieutenant Governor was present.|
Senator Bentley offered Senate Resolution No. 72, regarding the Ninetieth Birthday of Genevieve Willey Morris, Springfield, which was adopted.
Senator Quick offered the following resolution:
SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 73
WHEREAS, the Administration Committee is required by law to establish the rates of pay each year, and
WHEREAS, such rates of pay are to be the same as those established under the policies of the Personnel Division of the Office of Administration for comparable duties after examination of the rates of pay then in effect, and
WHEREAS, the rates of pay established shall become effective in January.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Committee on Administration that the number, classification and rates of pay authorized for employees of the Senate shall include one department director, two deputy department directors, and seven division level directors to be compensated according to Office of Administration guidelines; and the following authorized employees at rates of pay within the ranges hereby established.
|6||Staff Attorney II||3,001 - 4,554|
|1||Senior Staff Attorney||3,763 - 5,419|
|1||Research Analyst II||3,001 - 4,554|
|1||Senior Research Analyst||3,763 - 5,419|
|1||Investigator||2,773 - 4,181|
|7||Research Staff Secretary||2,123 - 3,238|
|5||Budget Research Analyst II||3,001 - 4,554|
|4||Assistant Secretary of Senate||2,466 - 3,609|
|5.5||Enrolling & Engrossing Clerk||2,011 - 3,001|
|1||Billroom Supervisor||2,011 - 2,887|
|1||Billroom Clerk||1,647 - 2,193|
|3||Public Information Specialist I||2,011 - 2,887|
|2||Public Information Specialist II||2,287 - 3,323|
|1||Photographer||2,139 - 3,366|
|3||Administrative Assistant||1,500 - 5,723|
|1||Executive Assistant||1,500 - 5,598|
|1||Telecommunications Coordinator||2,565 - 3,763|
|3||Accounting Specialist||2,374 - 3,463|
|7||Administrative Secretary||1,800 - 3,687|
|7||Clerical Assistant||1,800 - 3,190|
|1||Messenger||1,563 - 2,115|
|1||Data Control Coordinator||2,374 - 3,463|
|3||Computer Info. Technology Spec. II||3,345 - 5,662|
|1||Computer Info. Technology Spec. III||3,489 - 5,921|
|1||Computer Info. Technologist III||2,916 - 4,554|
|1||Network/Communications Specialist||3,059 - 4,966|
|4||Computer Operator III||2,287 - 3,323|
|3||Data Entry Operator III||1,748 - 2,420|
|1||Redistricting Project Coordinator||2,666 - 3,925|
|2||Redistricting Project Specialist||2,339 - 3,428|
|3||Composing Equipment Operator III||1,939 - 3,001|
|1||Mailroom Supervisor||2,011 - 2,887|
|1||Mailroom Clerk||1,289 - 1,617|
|1||Printing Services Technician I||1,511 - 2,005|
|3||Printing Services Technician II||1,706 - 2,322|
|3||Printing Services Technician III||1,873 - 2,615|
|1||Printing Services Technician IV||2,011 - 2,887|
|1||Maintenance Supervisor||2,123 - 3,001|
|1||Carpenter II||2,011 - 2,887|
|4.5||Custodian II||1,395 - 2,322|
|2||Custodian III||1,748 - 2,420|
|2||Maintenance Worker||1,748 - 2,420|
|1||Sergeant at Arms (Elected)||2,287 - 3,323|
|0.5||Doorkeeper (Elected)||1,451 - 2,172|
|3||Assistant Doorkeeper||1,371 - 1,766|
|0.5||Reading Clerk||1,371 - 1,766|
|0.5||Chaplain||500 - 915|
|2.5||Security Guard||1,500 - 2,615|
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Senate Administration Committee is authorized to establish a formula setting forth the maximum amount which may be expended by each Senator for the employment of Administrative and Clerical Assistants. Each Senator will be notified of the funds available, and shall thereafter certify to the Senate Administrator the names and addresses of Administrative and Clerical Assistants. The compensation paid to the Senators' administrative and clerical assistants shall be within the limits of the categories set forth hereinabove.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Senate Administrator, with the approval of the Senate Administration Committee, shall have the authority to cooperate and coordinate with the House Administrator in the selection of employees, who shall be assigned to the garage, Joint Committee Staffs and the rotunda area, and who will be paid from the Joint House and Senate Contingent Fund, within the limits of the categories set out above.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Committee on Administration has the authority to reduce, combine or consolidate positions and salaries where necessary to meet changed conditions or circumstances which arise, and may enter into contracts with consultants, provided such consultant's contract fee does not exceed the salary for the comparable position, and such consultant shall count as an employee of the Senate.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Senate Administration Committee is authorized to adjust the foregoing pay ranges in July to reflect implementation of the state pay plan for FY 2002.
Senator Childers offered Senate Resolution No. 74, regarding Miss Erma Smotherman Drake, Mountain View, which was adopted.
Senator Klarich offered Senate Resolution No. 75, regarding Chesterfield Elementary School, St. Louis, which was adopted.
Senator Klarich offered Senate Resolution No. 76, regarding Pond Elementary School, St. Louis, which was adopted.
Senator Klarich offered Senate Resolution No. 77, regarding Ridge Meadows Elementary School, St. Louis, which was adopted.
Senator Klarich offered Senate Resolution No. 78, regarding Woerther Elementary School, St. Louis, which was adopted.
Senator Klarich offered Senate Resolution No. 79, regarding Lafayette High School, St. Louis, which was adopted.
Senator Klarich offered Senate Resolution No. 80, regarding Rockwood Valley Middle School, St. Louis, which was adopted.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS
The following Bills were read the 1st time and 1,000 copies ordered printed:
SB 311-By Mathewson.
An Act to repeal section 311.178, RSMo 2000, relating to liquor licenses, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.
SB 312-By Caskey.
An Act to repeal section 644.051, RSMo 2000, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the appeal of water pollution control permits.
SB 313-By Caskey.
An Act to repeal section 354.400, RSMo 2000, relating to health insurance, and to enact in lieu thereof four new sections relating to the same subject.
SB 314-By Steelman.
An Act to amend chapter 452, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to child custody.
SB 315-By Childers.
An Act to repeal section 270.170, RSMo 2000, relating to restraining animals, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.
SB 316-By Stoll.
An Act to amend chapter 169, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to certain school retirement systems.
SB 317-By Stoll.
An Act to repeal sections 700.015, 700.025, 700.045, 700.050, 700.090 and 700.100, RSMo 2000, relating to manufactured housing, and to enact in lieu thereof six new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.
SB 318-By Sims.
An Act to repeal section 208.151, RSMo 2000, relating to medical assistance for the aged, blind and disabled, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.
Senators Stoll and Loudon offered the following concurrent resolution:
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 6
WHEREAS, the Declaration of Arbroath, the Scottish Declaration of Independence, from which the American Declaration of Independence was modeled, was signed on April 6, 1320; and
WHEREAS, Scottish Americans played a major role in the founding of this Nation, almost half of the signers of our Declaration of Independence and the governors of nine of the original 13 states were of Scottish descent; and
WHEREAS, Scottish Americans helped shape this nation in its formative years, guided it through troubled times, and have made invaluable contributions to America in the fields of science, technology, medicine, government and many other areas; and
WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri General Assembly wish to salute to all Americans of Scottish descent as they celebrate their heritage:
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninety-First General Assembly, First Regular Session, the House of Representatives concurring therein, hereby declare April 6th of each year as Tartan Day in Missouri; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Missouri Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for St. Andrews Society of St. Louis.
Pursuant to the provisions of Conference Committee Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for House Substitute for House Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 1742, passed in the second regular session of the 90th General Assembly, the Missouri Department of Transportation has presented to the General Assembly its proposed plan and an analysis thereof.
A copy is on file in the office of the Secretary of Senate.
INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS
Senator Mathewson introduced to the Senate, Kyle Fowler, Richmond; and Kyle was made an honorary page.
Senator Gibbons introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. Joanne E. Mortimer, M.D., Town and Country.
On motion of Senator DePasco, the Senate adjourned under the rules.
TENTH DAY-THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2001
SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS
SB 106-Steelman, et al
SB 120-Goode, et al
SB 138-Goode and Wiggins
SB 147-Wiggins and
SB 157-Goode and Bentley
SB 178-Schneider and
SB 184-Johnson, et al
SB 187-Schneider and
SB 192-Schneider, et al
SB 194-Schneider and
SB 195-Schneider and
SB 212-Gross, et al
SB 213-Gross, et al
SB 214-Gross, et al
SB 220-Kinder and Gross
SB 226-Goode, et al
SB 238-Staples, et al
SB 240-Stoll and Bentley
SB 247-Westfall and
SB 248-Wiggins and
SB 250-Bentley and
SB 254-Gross and Foster
SB 255-Gross, et al
SB 258-Rohrbach and
SB 259-Childers, et al
SB 260-Gross and Stoll
SB 265-Schneider and
SB 266-Bland, et al
SB 267-Klarich and
SB 280-Yeckel, et al
SB 290-Wiggins and
SB 295-Stoll and Staples
SB 302-Johnson, et al
HCR 3-Crump (DePasco)
To be Referred
SCR 6-Stoll and Loudon