Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


TWELFTH DAY--TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2001


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Maxwell in the Chair.

Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:

"Whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified..." (I Peter 4:11)

Almighty God, we are thankful for the gift of health and strength You provide each of us so we might fully use the gifts You have given us as we go about our assigned tasks. Bless us today with the discipline we need to exercise regularly and do all things in moderation. 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.

Senator Kenney announced that photographers from KRCG-TV, KOMU-TV and the Associated Press had been 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 DePasco Foster Gibbons
Goode Gross House Jacob
Johnson Kenney Kinder Klarich
Loudon Mathewson Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Scott Sims
Singleton Staples Steelman Stoll
Westfall Wiggins--30
Absent with leave--Senator Yeckel--1
Vacancies--3
The Lieutenant Governor was present.


CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Senator Staples offered the following concurrent resolution:

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 10

WHEREAS, the Railroad Retirement and Survivors Improvement Act of 2000 was approved in a bipartisan effort by 391 members of the United States House of Representatives in the 106th Congress, including the entire Missouri delegation to Congress; and

WHEREAS, more than 83 United States Senators, including both Missouri Senator Kit Bond and then Missouri Senator John Ashcroft, signed letters of support for this legislation in 2000; and

WHEREAS, the bill now before the 107th Congress modernizes the Railroad Retirement System for its 690,000 beneficiaries nationwide, including over 23,100 in Missouri; and

WHEREAS, railroad management, labor and retiree organizations have agreed to support this legislation; and

WHEREAS, this legislation provides tax relief to freight railroads, Amtrak and commuter lines; and

WHEREAS, this legislation provides benefit improvements for surviving spouses of rail workers, who currently suffer deep cuts in income when the rail retiree dies; and

WHEREAS, no outside contributions from taxpayers are needed to implement the changes called for in this legislation; and

WHEREAS, all changes will be paid for from within the railroad industry, including a full share by active employees:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Missouri Senate, Ninety-first General Assembly, First Regular Session, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that the United States Congress are urged to support the Railroad Retirement and Survivors Improvement Act in the 107th Congress; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Missouri Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and all Missouri members of the Missouri Congressional delegation.

Senator Caskey offered the following concurrent resolution:

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 11

Consenting to Fee Payment Agreement of Master Settlement Agreement.

WHEREAS, on June 29, 1998, Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon entered into a Contract Agreement for Legal Services with Thomas Strong as Lead Special Assistant Attorney General in the case of State of Missouri ex rel. Nixon v. The American Tobacco Co., et al. (hereinafter "the Tobacco case"); and

WHEREAS, on June 30, 1998, Thomas Strong entered into a Contract for Legal Services with certain subcontracting counsel to provide legal services in the Tobacco case; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the terms of the Fee Payment Agreement between Mr. Strong and the State of Missouri, Mr. Strong was entitled to receive a certain percentage of the state's settlement if the settlement was obtained after January 1, 1999; and

WHEREAS, on November 23, 1998, the state entered into the Master Settlement Agreement in resolution of the Tobacco case, which was initially approved by the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis on March 5, 1999; and

WHEREAS, the Master Settlement Agreement contained a Model Fee Payment Agreement, by which the Tobacco defendants paid the attorney's fees for the state;

WHEREAS, several parties that were denied intervention in the Tobacco case appealed to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, and subsequently to the Supreme Court of Missouri; and

WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of Missouri issued an opinion on December 12, 2000, approving the settlement but allowing the General Assembly until December 31, 2001, to disapprove the attorney's fees arrangement contained in the Master Settlement Agreement in accordance with Missouri Supreme Court Rule 4-1.8(f), which requires counsel to obtain the client's consent if fees are to be paid by an outside source;

WHEREAS, if no legislation is enacted by that date, the MSA fee arrangement, by which certain Tobacco case defendants pay any attorneys' fees, becomes final, but if the fee arrangement is disapproved, the original contract with Mr. Strong, requiring his payment from the state's settlement proceeds, remains in effect and enforceable;

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, in accordance with Missouri Supreme Court Rule 4-1.8(f) hereby consent on behalf of the state of Missouri to the recovery of costs and attorneys' fees contained in the Model Fee Payment Agreement of the Master Settlement Agreement, and further direct that Lead Special Assistant Attorney General Thomas Strong and any subcontracting counsel receive no state funds in payment of attorney's fees or costs if such fees or costs are paid pursuant to the terms of the Master Settlement Agreement; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be sent to the Governor for his approval or rejection pursuant to the Missouri Constitution.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 346-By Caskey.

An Act to repeal sections 287.812, 287.815, 287.825, 287.830 and 622.020, RSMo 2000, relating to benefits of administrative law judges, and to enact in lieu thereof five new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 347-By Caskey.

An Act to amend chapter 137, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to assessment of real property.

SB 348-By Sims.

An Act to repeal section 475.083, RSMo 2000, relating to guardianship of children, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 349-By Sims, Carter, Bland, Bentley and Steelman.

An Act to repeal section 376.1209, RSMo 2000, relating to breast cancer, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 350-By Sims.

An Act to amend chapter 316, RSMo, by adding thereto three new sections relating to the regulation of hay rides, with penalty provisions.

SB 351-By Singleton and Scott.

An Act to repeal sections 488.5336, 590.100, 590.101, 590.105, 590.110, 590.112, 590.115, 590.117, 590.120, 590.121, 590.123, 590.125, 590.130, 590.131, 590.135, 590.150 and 590.180, RSMo 2000, relating to selection and training of peace officers, and to enact in lieu thereof sixteen new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

SB 352-By Johnson.

An Act to amend chapter 94, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to capital improvements.

SB 353-By Johnson.

An Act to repeal section 163.011, RSMo 2000, relating to recalculated tax rates for school districts, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 354-By Johnson and Scott.

An Act to amend chapter 105, RSMo, by adding thereto two new sections relating to Missouri commission on total compensation.

SB 355-By Steelman.

An Act to repeal section 407.020, RSMo 2000, relating to merchandising practices, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 356-By Schneider.

An Act to repeal section 303.041 as enacted in house bill no. 1797 by the ninetieth general assem-bly, second regular session and as enacted in senate bill no. 19 by the ninetieth general assembly, first regular session, relating to administrative procedure, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 357-By Schneider.

An Act to repeal section 337.029 as enacted by conference committee substitute for senate committee substitute for house substitute for house committee substitute for house bills nos. 1601, 1591, 1592, 1479, 1615 and house committee substitute for house bills nos. 1094, 1213, 1311 & 1428, eighty-ninth general assembly, second regular session, section 337.029 as enacted by house committee substitute for senate committee substitute for senate bill no. 732 of the eighty-ninth general assembly, second regular session, and section 337.510, RSMo 2000, relating to professional services, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

SB 358-By Schneider.

An Act to repeal section 517.011, RSMo 2000, relating to procedure before certain associate circuit judges, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 359-By Schneider.

An Act to repeal section 516.500, RSMo 2000, relating to court procedures.

SB 360-By Schneider.

An Act to repeal sections 302.535 and 479.500, RSMo 2000, relating to court procedures, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 361-By Bentley.

An Act to amend chapter 476, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the Missouri CASA fund.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR

The following message was received from the Governor:

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 23, 2001

TO THE SENATE OF THE 91st GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

I hereby withdraw from your consideration the following appointment to office made by Governor Mel Carnahan and submitted to you on January 3, 2001 for your advice and consent:

Lawrence Kahn, M.D., Democrat, 21 Midpark Lane, Ladue, St. Louis County, Missouri 63124, as a member of the Missouri Citizen's Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials, for a term ending February 1, 2004, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Susanne B. Hoffmann, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

BOB HOLDEN

Governor

President Pro Tem Quick moved that the above appointment be returned to the Governor pursuant to his request, which motion prevailed.

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS

The following Bills were read the 2nd time and referred to the Committees indicated:

SB 181--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 182--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation, Veterans' Affairs and Elections.

SB 183--Judiciary.

SB 184--Aging, Families and Mental Health.

SB 185--Transportation.

SB 186--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation, Veterans' Affairs and Elections.

SB 187--Judiciary.

SB 188--Ways and Means.

SB 189--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation, Veterans' Affairs and Elections.

SB 190--Commerce and Environment.

SB 191--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation, Veterans' Affairs and Elections.

SB 192--Judiciary.

SB 193--Insurance and Housing.

SB 194--Insurance and Housing.

SB 195--Ways and Means.

SB 196--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 197--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 198--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 199--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 200--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation, Veterans' Affairs and Elections.

SECOND READING OF

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

The following concurrent resolution was read the 2nd time and referred to the Committee indicated:

SCR 8--Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics.

REFERRALS

President Pro Tem Quick referred SCR 9 to the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bill was read the 1st time and 1,000 copies ordered printed:

SB 362-By House, Kenney, Bentley, Stoll and Foster.

An Act to amend chapter 196, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the establishment of the Missouri tobacco settlement trust fund.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Senator Singleton moved that SCR 2 be taken up for 3rd reading and final passage, which motion prevailed.

Senator Singleton moved that SCR 2 be 3rd read and finally passed.

Senator Schneider was recognized to inquire of Senator Jacob.

Senator Singleton rose, under the provisions of Senate Rule 78, stating that he had taken exception to the statement made by Senator Schneider referring to him as a star and also to the statement that the hearing on SCR 2 was held at 3:00 p.m. in order to have television coverage present.

At the request of Senator Singleton, the motion for 3rd reading and final passage was withdrawn, placing the concurrent resolution on the calendar.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator House offered Senate Resolution No. 92, regarding Mr. And Mrs. J. William "Bill" Crouch, Wellsville, which was adopted.

Senators House and Gross offered Senate Resolution No. 93, regarding Harlan A. Pals, St. Charles County, which was adopted.

Senators House and Gross offered Senate Resolution No. 94, regarding James Rasmussen, St. Peters, which was adopted.

Senator Gibbons offered Senate Resolution No. 95, regarding William (Bill) Combs, Kirkwood, which was adopted.

Senator Gibbons offered Senate Resolution No. 96, regarding Fred W. Ruegg, Kirkwood, which was adopted.

Senator Gibbons offered Senate Resolution No. 97, regarding Franklin McCallie, Kirkwood, which was adopted.

Senator Gibbons offered Senate Resolution No. 98, regarding Pam McIntyre, Kirkwood, which was adopted.

COMMUNICATIONS

Senator DePasco and Senator Kenney submitted the following:

January 22, 2001

Ms. Terry Spieler

Secretary of the Senate

State Capitol

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Ms. Spieler:

The Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee met today in Senate Committee Room 1. All members were present and voted unanimously to approve the St. Louis/Kansas City Regional Transportation Caucus. (See attached list)

Sincerely,

/s/ Ronnie DePasco

Ronnie DePasco, Co-Chairman

/s/ Bill Kenney

Bill Kenney, Co-Chairman

Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee

St. Louis/Kansas City Regional Transportation Caucus Members:

Senator Anita Yeckel, District 1 Senator Steve Stoll, District 22

Senator Ted House, District 2 Senator Chuck Gross, District 23

Senator John Scott, District 3 Senator Betty Sims, District 24

Senator Paula Carter, District 5 Senator David Klarich, District 26

Senator John Loudon, District 7 Senator Harold Caskey, District 31

Senator Bill Kenney, District 8 Rep. Bill Skaggs, District 31

Senator Mary Bland, District 9 Rep. Tom Hoppe, District 46

Senator Harry Wiggins, District 10 Rep. Joan Bray, District 84

Senator Ronnie DePasco, District 11 Rep. Bill Boucher, District 48

Senator Wayne Goode, District 13 Rep. David Levin, District 82

Senator John Schneider, District 14 Rep. John Griesheimer, District 109

Senator Mike Gibbons, District 15 Rep. Cindy Ostmann, District 14

Senator Ed Quick, District 17 Rep. Carson Ross, District 55

Senator Jim Mathewson, District 21





Senator Kinder submitted the following:



January 23, 2001

The Honorable Michael Gibbons

MO Senate

State Capitol

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Senator Gibbons:

Please be advised that I have appointed you as a member of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (Chapter 536, RSMo). You will replace Senator Steve Ehlmann.

If I can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

/s/ Peter Kinder

PETER D. KINDER

Co-President Pro Tem

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Brent Mendenhall, Nevada.

Senator DePasco introduced to the Senate, Emily Smith, Kansas City.

Senator Russell introduced to the Senate, David Franklin, Camden County; and Robert C. Walters, Richland.

Senator Carter introduced to the Senate, Jared Swanegan, Kirksville.

Senator Bland introduced to the Senate, Mike Wood, Angie Witt, Warren Brodine, Ben Pettus and Samuel Rodger, Kansas City.

The President introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. Robert W. Jackson, D.O., Kirksville.

On motion of Senator DePasco, the Senate adjourned under the rules.









SENATE CALENDAR

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THIRTEENTH DAY-WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2001

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FORMAL CALENDAR



SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS



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, et al

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

SB 241-Rohrbach

SB 242-Kenney

SB 243-DePasco

SB 244-Staples

SB 245-Caskey

SB 246-Caskey

SB 247-Westfall and

Staples

SB 248-Wiggins and

DePasco

SB 249-Wiggins

SB 250-Bentley and

Johnson

SB 251-Kinder

SB 252-Singleton

SB 253-Gross

SB 254-Gross and Foster

SB 255-Gross, et al

SB 257-Caskey

SB 258-Rohrbach and

Schneider

SB 259-Childers, et al

SB 260-Gross and Stoll

SB 262-Stoll

SB 263-Stoll

SB 264-Steelman

SB 265-Schneider and

Caskey

SB 266-Bland, et al

SB 267-Klarich and Schneider

SB 268-Schneider

SB 269-Schneider

SB 270-Schneider

SB 271-Schneider

SB 272-DePasco

SB 273-Caskey

SB 274-Caskey

SB 275-Sims

SB 276-Sims

SB 277-Sims

SB 278-Westfall

SB 279-Staples

SB 280-Yeckel, et al

SB 281-Yeckel

SB 282-Klarich

SB 283-Steelman

SB 284-Steelman

SB 285-Steelman

SB 287-Klarich

SB 288-Klarich

SB 289-Sims

SB 290-Wiggins and

DePasco

SB 291-Westfall

SB 292-Singleton

SB 293-Steelman

SB 294-Steelman

SB 295-Stoll and Staples

SB 296-Gross

SB 297-DePasco

SB 298-Quick

SB 299-Quick

SB 300-Rohrbach

SB 301-Johnson

SB 302-Johnson, et al

SB 303-Johnson

SB 304-Klarich

SB 305-Jacob

SB 306-Jacob

SB 307-Jacob

SB 308-Jacob

SB 309-Steelman

SB 310-Quick

SB 311-Mathewson

SB 312-Caskey

SB 313-Caskey

SB 314-Steelman

SB 315-Childers

SB 316-Stoll

SB 317-Stoll

SB 318-Sims

SB 319-Carter

SB 320-Goode

SB 321-Westfall

SB 322-Gross and Gibbons

SB 323-Childers, et al

SB 324-Childers

SB 325-Foster, et al

SB 326-Bland, et al

SB 327-Yeckel and Carter

SB 328-Yeckel and DePasco

SB 329-Yeckel and Stoll

SB 330-Jacob, et al

SB 331-DePasco, et al

SB 332-Westfall

SB 333-DePasco

SB 334-Kinder

SB 335-Kinder

SB 336-Caskey and House

SB 337-House and Kinder

SB 338-House

SB 339-Stoll and Childers

SB 340-Stoll and Childers

SB 341-Jacob

SB 342-Jacob

SB 343-Scott

SB 344-Rohrbach and Jacob

SB 345-House

SB 346-Caskey

SB 347-Caskey

SB 348-Sims

SB 349-Sims, et al

SB 350-Sims

SB 351-Singleton and Scott

SB 352-Johnson

SB 353-Johnson

SB 354-Johnson and Scott

SB 355-Steelman

SB 356-Schneider

SB 357-Schneider

SB 358-Schneider

SB 359-Schneider

SB 360-Schneider

SB 361-Bentley



SB 362-House, et al

SJR 10-Quick

SJR 11-Yeckel





RESOLUTIONS



SR 58-Singleton



HCR 3-Crump (DePasco)



To be Referred



SCR 10-Staples



SCR 11-Caskey



Reported from Committee



SCR 2-Singleton