Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


THIRTY-SIXTH DAY--TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2001


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Maxwell in the Chair.

Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:

"I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground." (Isaiah 42:16)

Heavenly Father, we are grateful that You have given us light to direct us in our darkness and have prepared our path that we might not stumble. May this light shine through us today so that others may also be guided by what we say and do and seek to walk in Your righteous pathways also. 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
Cauthorn Childers DePasco Dougherty
Foster Gibbons Goode Gross
House Jacob Johnson Kenney
Kinder Klarich Klindt Loudon
Mathewson Quick Rohrbach Russell
Schneider Scott Sims Singleton
Staples Steelman Stoll Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--34
Absent with leave--Senators--None
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 366, introduced by Senator House, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 288.032, 288.034 and 288.100, RSMo 2000, relating to the correction of certain statutory cross-references in chapter 288 of the revised statutes of Missouri, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator House, SB 366 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Carter Caskey Cauthorn Childers
DePasco Dougherty Foster Gibbons
Goode House Jacob Johnson
Kenney Kinder Klarich Klindt
Loudon Mathewson Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Scott Sims
Singleton Staples Steelman Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--30
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Bentley Bland Stoll--3
Absent with leave--Senator Gross--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 380, introduced by Senator House, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 288.090, RSMo 2000, relating to the implementation of the industrial classification system for determination of employer unemployment contributions, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator House, SB 380 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Carter Caskey Cauthorn Childers
DePasco Dougherty Foster Gibbons
Goode House Jacob Johnson
Kenney Kinder Klarich Klindt
Loudon Mathewson Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Scott Sims
Singleton Staples Steelman Stoll
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--31
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Bentley Bland--2
Absent with leave--Senator Gross--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 288, with SCA 1, introduced by Senator Klarich, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 351.120, 351.220, 351.268, 351.410, 351.415, 351.435, 351.440, 351.458, 351.478 and 351.482, RSMo 2000, relating to corporations, and to enact in lieu thereof ten new sections relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

SCA 1 was taken up.

Senator Klarich moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Klarich, SB 288, as amended, was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Carter Caskey Cauthorn Childers
DePasco Dougherty Foster Gibbons
Goode House Jacob Johnson
Kenney Klarich Klindt Loudon
Mathewson Quick Rohrbach Russell
Schneider Scott Sims Singleton
Staples Steelman Stoll Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--30
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Bentley Bland Kinder--3
Absent with leave--Senator Gross--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 270, with SCS, introduced by Senator Schneider, entitled:

An Act relating to administrative law judges, with an effective date.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

SCS for SB 270, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 270

An Act to amend chapter 536, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to administrative law judges, with an effective date.

Was taken up.

Senator Klarich assumed the Chair.

Senator Schneider moved that SCS for SB 270 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Schneider, SCS for SB 270 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Carter Caskey Cauthorn Childers
DePasco Dougherty Foster Gibbons
Goode House Jacob Johnson
Kenney Kinder Klarich Klindt
Loudon Mathewson Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Scott Sims
Singleton Staples Steelman Stoll
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--31
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Bentley Bland--2
Absent with leave--Senator Gross--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 370, introduced by Senators Caskey and Goode, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 456.012, 456.013, 456.700, 456.710, 456.720, 456.730, 456.740, 456.750, 456.760, 456.770, 456.780, 456.790, 456.800, 456.810, and 456.820, RSMo 2000, relating to trusts and estates, and to enact in lieu thereof thirty-five new sections relating to the same subject.

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

On motion of Senator Caskey, SB 370 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:



YEAS--Senators
Bentley Caskey Cauthorn Childers
DePasco Dougherty Foster Goode
House Kenney Kinder Klarich
Klindt Loudon Mathewson Rohrbach
Russell Scott Sims Staples
Steelman Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--24
NAYS--Senators
Bland Gibbons Jacob Schneider--4
Absent--Senators
Carter Johnson Quick Singleton
Stoll--5
Absent with leave--Senator Gross--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

Senator Rohrbach moved that SB 391 and SB 395, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SBs 391 and 395, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 391 and 395

An Act to repeal sections 354.603, 354.618, 376.383, 376.406 and 376.893, RSMo 2000, relating to reimbursement for health care services, and to enact in lieu thereof eight new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Rohrbach moved that SCS for SBs 391 and 395 be adopted.

Senator Rohrbach offered SS for SCS for SBs 391 and 395, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 391 AND 395

An Act to repeal sections 354.603, 354.618, 376.383, 376.406 and 376.893, RSMo, 2000, relating to reimbursement for health care services, and to enact in lieu thereof eight new sections relating to the same subject.

Senator Rohrbach moved that SS for SCS for SBs 391 and 395 be adopted.

At the request of Senator Rohrbach, SB 391 and SB 395, with SCS and SS for SCS (pending), were placed on the Informal Calendar.

Senator Caskey moved that SB 222 be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

Senator Caskey offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Bill No. 222, Page 3, Section 149.212, Line 1, by inserting after "149.212." the following: "1."; and further amend line 6, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"2. Any person who sustains economic or commercial injury as a result of a violation of sections 149.200 to 149.215 may bring an action for appropriate injunctive or other equitable relief, including actual damages, if any, and, as determined by the court, interest on such damages from the date of the complaint, taxable costs and reasonable attorney's fees. If the trier of fact finds the violation egregious, the judgment may be increased to an amount not in excess of three times the actual damages sustained.".

Senator Caskey moved that the above amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator Caskey, SB 222, with SA 1 (pending), was placed on the Informal Calendar.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Senators Stoll, Caskey, House, Bentley, Kenney and Westfall offered the following concurrent resolution:

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 26

WHEREAS, providing public education is the primary duty of the state after paying state debts, as provided pursuant to Article III, Section 36 of the Missouri Constitution; and

WHEREAS, public school buildings in Missouri have historically been funded mainly by local funds; and

WHEREAS, the ability of school districts to pay for buildings, as measured by a district's assessed value per pupil, varies by a factor of roughly seventeen between the wealthiest and least wealthy district in this state; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently conducted a comprehensive review of school district building needs and found the existing statewide need for new construction and renovation to be in excess of four billion dollars; and

WHEREAS, public education is a labor intensive operation with roughly three-fourths of operating cost supporting salaries and benefits of staff, and most of those salaries being paid to certificated teachers; and

WHEREAS, state school operating aid has increased significantly since the passage of SB 380 in 1993; and

WHEREAS, state minimum salary requirements for teachers have not been increased to keep up with increases in the cost of living; and

WHEREAS, state cost to fully fund state school aid continues to increase significantly each year and requires funds which create hardships for other sectors of society needing access to state funds; and

WHEREAS, the adequacy and equity of funding available to public schools has again become a serious concern across the state, highlighted by the wide range of available operating funding for Missouri school districts, which ranges from $3500 per pupil to over $11,000 per pupil:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninety-first General Assembly, First Regular Session, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that a joint interim committee on education be created to be composed of seven members of the Senate, to be appointed by the President Pro Tem of the Senate, and seven members of the House of Representatives, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said committee conduct an in-depth study concerning all issues relating to funding for school buildings and building renovation, teachers' salaries, equity and adequacy of distribution of state school aid and overall funding levels for schools and any other education-related issues the committee deems relevant; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said committee prepare a report, together with its recommendations for any legislative action it deems necessary for submission to the General Assembly prior to the commencement of the Second Regular Session of the Ninety-first General Assembly; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said committee may solicit any input and information necessary to fulfill its obligations from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the State Board of Education, the Department of Higher Education, the Coordinating Board for Higher Education, the State Tax Commission, all school districts and other political subdivisions of this state, teachers and teacher groups, business and other commercial interests and any other interested persons; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that House Research, the Committee on Legislative Research, and Senate Research shall provide such legal, research, clerical, technical and bill drafting services as the committee may require in the performance of its duties; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the actual and necessary expenses of the committee, its members and any staff personnel assigned to the committee incurred in attending meetings of the committee or any subcommittee thereof shall be paid from the Joint Contingent Fund.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Singleton, Chairman of the Committee on State Budget Control, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on State Budget Control, to which was referred SB 32, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on Education, to which was referred SB 353, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Senator Foster, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism, to which was referred SB 564, 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 Kenney, Chairman of the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics, to which were referred SB 50 and SCS for SB 317, 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.

Senator Yeckel requested unanimous consent of the Senate to correct the committee report on SB 191 by sending up the correct version of SCA 1, which request was granted.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Bill No. 191, Page 1, Section 77.450, Line 14, by inserting after the word "regular" the following: "municipal".

REFERRALS

President Pro Tem Kinder referred SB 135, SB 422, and SB 76 to the Committee on State Budget Control.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE

The following messages were received from the House of Representatives through its Chief Clerk:

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 801, entitled:

An Act relating to compliance with Title V of the federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Modernization Act of 1999, with an emergency clause.

Emergency clause adopted.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 309, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 163.191, RSMo 2000, relating to allowable costs for state aid to community colleges, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 111, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 421.005, 421.007, 421.011, 421.022, 421.028, 421.031 and 421.034, RSMo 2000, relating to mattresses, and to enact in lieu thereof seven new sections relating to the same subject, with a penalty provision.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

RESOLUTIONS

Senators Wiggins and Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 297, regarding Steven L. Begshaw, Lee's Summit, which was adopted.

Senator Wiggins offered Senate Resolution No. 298, regarding the One Hundredth Birthday of Catherine Bridget Allen, Kansas City, which was adopted.

On motion of Senator Kenney, the Senate recessed until 3:30 p.m.

RECESS

The time of recess having expired, the Senate was called to order by Senator Klarich.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 290, with SCS, introduced by Senators Wiggins and DePasco, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 86.370, 86.447, 86.450, 86.457, 86.463, 86.483, 86.600, 86.620, 86.675, 86.690, 86.750 and 86.780, RSMo 2000, relating to police relief and pension systems, and to enact in lieu thereof thirteen new sections relating to the same subject.

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

SCS for SB 290, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 290

An Act to repeal sections 86.370, 86.447, 86.450, 86.457, 86.463, 86.483, 86.600, 86.620, 86.675, 86.690, 86.750 and 86.780, RSMo 2000, relating to police relief and pension systems, and to enact in lieu thereof thirteen new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

Was taken up.

Senator Wiggins moved that SCS for SB 290 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Wiggins, SCS for SB 290 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bland Caskey Cauthorn Childers
DePasco Dougherty Foster Gibbons
House Jacob Johnson Kenney
Kinder Klarich Klindt Loudon
Mathewson Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Sims Singleton Staples Steelman
Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--28
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Bentley Carter Goode Quick
Scott--5
Absent with leave--Senator Gross--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 264, with SCS, introduced by Senator Steelman, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 104.312 and 104.1051, RSMo 2000, relating to judicial division of benefits, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

SCS for SB 264, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 264

An Act to repeal sections 104.312 and 104.1051, RSMo 2000, relating to judicial division of benefits, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Steelman moved that SCS for SB 264 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Steelman, SCS for SB 264 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bland Caskey Cauthorn Childers
DePasco Dougherty Foster Gibbons
House Jacob Johnson Kenney
Kinder Klarich Klindt Loudon
Mathewson Quick Rohrbach Russell
Schneider Sims Singleton Staples
Steelman Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--28
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Bentley Carter Goode Scott
Stoll--5
Absent with leave--Senator Gross--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 223, introduced by Senator Caskey, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 556.046, RSMo 2000, relating to criminal procedure, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

Senator Singleton assumed the Chair.

On motion of Senator Caskey, SB 223 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Caskey Cauthorn Childers
DePasco Foster Gibbons House
Kenney Kinder Klindt Mathewson
Quick Russell Sims Singleton
Staples Steelman Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--21
NAYS--Senators
Bland Dougherty Goode Jacob
Klarich Loudon Rohrbach Schneider--8
Absent--Senators
Carter Johnson Scott Stoll--4
Absent with leave--Senator Gross--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 148, introduced by Senator Goode, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 21.250 and 116.050, RSMo 2000, relating to powers of the general assembly, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Goode, SB 148 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Caskey Cauthorn
Childers DePasco Dougherty Foster
Gibbons Goode House Jacob
Kenney Kinder Klarich Klindt
Loudon Mathewson Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Sims Singleton
Staples Steelman Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--29
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Carter Johnson Scott Stoll--4
Absent with leave--Senator Gross--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 179, introduced by Senator Rohrbach, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 443.851, RSMo 2000, relating to mortgage brokers, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Rohrbach, SB 179 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Caskey Cauthorn
Childers DePasco Dougherty Foster
Gibbons Goode House Jacob
Johnson Kenney Kinder Klarich
Klindt Loudon Mathewson Quick
Rohrbach Russell Schneider Sims
Singleton Staples Steelman Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--30
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Carter Scott Stoll--3
Absent with leave--Senator Gross--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

Senator Kinder moved that SB 220, with SS (pending), be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SS for SB 220 was again taken up.

Senator Kinder moved that SS for SB 220 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Kinder, SS for SB 220 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

Senator Mathewson moved that SB 14 be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

Senator Mathewson offered SS for SB 14, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 14

An Act to repeal section 221.425, RSMo 2000, relating to authorizing a sales tax for regional jail districts and associated court facilities, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject, with an expiration date.

Senator Mathewson moved that SS for SB 14 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Mathewson, SS for SB 14 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

Senator Staples moved that SB 244 be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

Senator Mathewson offered SS for SB 244, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 244

An Act to amend chapters 302 and 431, RSMo, by adding thereto two new sections relating to the nonpayment of goods and services.

Senator Mathewson moved that SS for SB 244 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Staples, SS for SB 244 was declared perfected and ordered printed.



Senator Childers moved that SB 52 and SB 91, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SBs 52 and 91, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 52 and 91

An Act to repeal sections 301.010, 304.001, 304.015, 304.022, 304.180, 304.200, 304.580 and 307.375, RSMo 2000, relating to traffic regulations, and to enact in lieu thereof eight new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

Was taken up.

Senator Childers moved that SCS for SBs 52 and 91 be adopted.

Senator Jacob offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 52 and 91, Page 10, Section 304.001, Line 76, by adding after such line the following:

"304.010. 1. As used in this section, the following terms mean:

(1) "Expressway", a divided highway of at least ten miles in length with four or more lanes which is not part of the federal interstate system of highways which has crossovers or accesses from streets, roads or other highways at the same grade level as such divided highway;

(2) "Freeway", a limited access divided highway of at least ten miles in length with four or more lanes which is not part of the federal interstate system of highways which does not have any crossovers or accesses from streets, roads or other highways at the same grade level as such divided highway within such ten miles of divided highway;

(3) "Rural interstate", that part of the federal interstate highway system that is not located in an urban area;

(4) "Urbanized area", an area of fifty thousand population at a density at or greater than one thousand persons per square mile.

2. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the uniform maximum speed limits are and no vehicle shall be operated in excess of the speed limits established pursuant to this section:

(1) Upon the rural interstates and freeways of this state, seventy miles per hour, except that no truck registered for a gross weight of more than twenty-four thousand pounds shall be operated in excess of sixty-five miles per hour upon the rural interstates and freeways of this state;

(2) Upon the rural expressways of this state, sixty-five miles per hour;

(3) Upon the interstate highways, freeways or expressways within the urbanized areas of this state, sixty miles per hour;

(4) All other roads and highways in this state not located in an urbanized area and not provided [by] for in subdivisions (1) to (3) of this subsection, sixty miles per hour;

(5) All other roads provided for in subdivision (4) of this subsection shall not include any state two-lane road which is identified by letter. Such lettered roads shall not exceed fifty-five miles per hour unless set at a higher speed as established by the department of transportation, except that no speed limit shall be set higher than sixty miles per hour;

(6) For the purposes of enforcing the speed limit laws of this state, it is a rebuttable presumption that the posted speed limit is the legal speed limit.

3. On any state road or highway where the speed limit is not set pursuant to a local ordinance, the highways and transportation commission may set a speed limit higher or lower than the uniform maximum speed limit provided in subsection 2 of this section, if a higher or lower speed limit is recommended by the department of transportation. The department of public safety, where it believes for safety reasons, or to expedite the flow of traffic a higher or lower speed limit is warranted, may request the department of transportation to raise or lower such speed limit, except that no speed limit shall be set higher than seventy miles per hour.

4. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 304.120 or any other provision of law to the contrary, cities, towns and villages may regulate the speed of vehicles on state roads and highways within such cities', towns' or villages' corporate limits by ordinance with the approval of the state highways and transportation commission. Any reduction of speed in cities, towns or villages shall be designed to expedite the flow of traffic on such state roads and highways to the extent consistent with public safety. The commission may declare any ordinance void if it finds that such ordinance is:

(1) Not primarily designed to expedite traffic flow; and

(2) Primarily designed to produce revenue for the city, town or village which enacted such ordinance. If an ordinance is declared void, the city, town or village shall have any future proposed ordinance approved by the highways and transportation commission before such ordinance may take effect.

5. The county commission of any county of the second, third or fourth classification may set the speed limit or the weight limit or both the speed limit and the weight limit on roads or bridges on any county, township or road district road in the county and, with the approval of the state highways and transportation commission, on any state road or highway not within the limits of any incorporated city, town or village, lower than the uniform maximum speed limit as provided in subsection 2 of this section where the condition of the road or the nature of the area requires a lower speed. The commission shall send copies of any order establishing a speed limit or weight limit on roads and bridges on a county, township or road district road in the county to the chief engineer of the state department of transportation, the superintendent of the state highway patrol and to any township or road district maintaining roads in the county. After the roads have been properly marked by signs indicating the speed limits and weight limits set by the county commission, the speed limits and weight limits shall be of the same effect as the speed limits provided for in subsection [1] 2 of this section and shall be enforced by the state highway patrol and the county sheriff as if such speed limits and weight limits were established by state law.

6. All road signs indicating speed limits or weight limits shall be uniform in size, shape, lettering and coloring and shall conform to standards established by the department of transportation.

7. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to alter any speed limit set below fifty-five miles per hour by any ordinance of any county, city, town or village of the state adopted before March 13, 1996.

8. The speed limits established pursuant to this section shall not apply to the operation of any emergency vehicle as defined in section 304.022.

9. A violation of the provisions of this section shall not be construed to relieve the parties in any civil action on any claim or counterclaim from the burden of proving negligence or contributory negligence as the proximate cause of any accident or as the defense to a negligence action.

10. Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a class C misdemeanor, unless such person was exceeding the posted speed limit by twenty miles per hour or more then it is a class B misdemeanor.

11. As used in this section, the word "truck" means any vehicle, machine, tractor, trailer or semitrailer, or any combination thereof, propelled or drawn by mechanical power and designed for or used in the transportation of property upon the highways. The term "truck" also includes a commercial motor vehicle as defined in section 301.010, RSMo.

12. (1) The operator of any truck registered for a gross weight of more than twenty-four thousand pounds operating such vehicle at a speed in excess of seventy miles per hour shall be fined one thousand dollars.

(2) The fine provided for in this subsection is in addition to all other fines and court costs imposed for the speeding violation."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Jacob moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Steelman assumed the Chair.

Senator Goode offered SSA 1 for SA 1:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT NO. 1 FOR

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 52 and 91, Page 10, Section 304.001, Line 76, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"304.010. 1. As used in this section, the following terms mean:

(1) "Expressway", a divided highway of at least ten miles in length with four or more lanes which is not part of the federal interstate system of highways which has crossovers or accesses from streets, roads or other highways at the same grade level as such divided highway;

(2) "Freeway", a limited access divided highway of at least ten miles in length with four or more lanes which is not part of the federal interstate system of highways which does not have any crossovers or accesses from streets, roads or other highways at the same grade level as such divided highway within such ten miles of divided highway;

(3) "Rural interstate", that part of the federal interstate highway system that is not located in an urban area;

(4) "Urbanized area", an area of fifty thousand population at a density at or greater than one thousand persons per square mile.

2. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the uniform maximum speed limits are and no vehicle shall be operated in excess of the speed limits established pursuant to this section:

(1) Upon the rural interstates and freeways of this state, seventy miles per hour, except that no truck registered for a gross weight of more than thirty-six thousand pounds shall be operated in excess of sixty-five miles per hour upon the rural interstates and freeways of this state;

(2) Upon the rural expressways of this state, sixty-five miles per hour, except that no truck registered for a gross weight of more than thirty-six thousand pounds shall be operated in excess of sixty miles per hour upon the rural expressways of this state;

(3) Upon the interstate highways, freeways or expressways within the urbanized areas of this state, sixty miles per hour, except that no truck registered for a gross weight of more than thirty-six thousand pounds shall be operated in excess of fifty-five miles per hour upon the interstate highways, freeways or expressways of this state;

(4) All other roads and highways in this state not located in an urbanized area and not provided [by] for in subdivisions (1) to (3) of this subsection, sixty miles per hour;

(5) All other roads provided for in subdivision (4) of this subsection shall not include any state two-lane road which is identified by letter. Such lettered roads shall not exceed fifty-five miles per hour unless set at a higher speed as established by the department of transportation, except that no speed limit shall be set higher than sixty miles per hour;

(6) For the purposes of enforcing the speed limit laws of this state, it is a rebuttable presumption that the posted speed limit is the legal speed limit.

3. On any state road or highway where the speed limit is not set pursuant to a local ordinance, the highways and transportation commission may set a speed limit higher or lower than the uniform maximum speed limit provided in subsection 2 of this section, if a higher or lower speed limit is recommended by the department of transportation. The department of public safety, where it believes for safety reasons, or to expedite the flow of traffic a higher or lower speed limit is warranted, may request the department of transportation to raise or lower such speed limit, except that no speed limit shall be set higher than seventy miles per hour.

4. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 304.120 or any other provision of law to the contrary, cities, towns and villages may regulate the speed of vehicles on state roads and highways within such cities', towns' or villages' corporate limits by ordinance with the approval of the state highways and transportation commission. Any reduction of speed in cities, towns or villages shall be designed to expedite the flow of traffic on such state roads and highways to the extent consistent with public safety. The commission may declare any ordinance void if it finds that such ordinance is:

(1) Not primarily designed to expedite traffic flow; and

(2) Primarily designed to produce revenue for the city, town or village which enacted such ordinance. If an ordinance is declared void, the city, town or village shall have any future proposed ordinance approved by the highways and transportation commission before such ordinance may take effect.

5. The county commission of any county of the second, third or fourth classification may set the speed limit or the weight limit or both the speed limit and the weight limit on roads or bridges on any county, township or road district road in the county and, with the approval of the state highways and transportation commission, on any state road or highway not within the limits of any incorporated city, town or village, lower than the uniform maximum speed limit as provided in subsection 2 of this section where the condition of the road or the nature of the area requires a lower speed. The commission shall send copies of any order establishing a speed limit or weight limit on roads and bridges on a county, township or road district road in the county to the chief engineer of the state department of transportation, the superintendent of the state highway patrol and to any township or road district maintaining roads in the county. After the roads have been properly marked by signs indicating the speed limits and weight limits set by the county commission, the speed limits and weight limits shall be of the same effect as the speed limits provided for in subsection [1] 2 of this section and shall be enforced by the state highway patrol and the county sheriff as if such speed limits and weight limits were established by state law.

6. All road signs indicating speed limits or weight limits shall be uniform in size, shape, lettering and coloring and shall conform to standards established by the department of transportation.

7. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to alter any speed limit set below fifty-five miles per hour by any ordinance of any county, city, town or village of the state adopted before March 13, 1996.

8. The speed limits established pursuant to this section shall not apply to the operation of any emergency vehicle as defined in section 304.022.

9. A violation of the provisions of this section shall not be construed to relieve the parties in any civil action on any claim or counterclaim from the burden of proving negligence or contributory negligence as the proximate cause of any accident or as the defense to a negligence action.

10. Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a class C misdemeanor, unless such person was exceeding the posted speed limit by twenty miles per hour or more then it is a class B misdemeanor.

11. As used in this section, the word "truck" means any vehicle, machine, tractor, trailer or semitrailer, or any combination thereof, propelled or drawn by mechanical power and designed for or used in the transportation of property upon the highways. The term "truck" also includes a commercial motor vehicle as defined in section 301.010, RSMo.

12. (1) When the operation of any truck as defined in subsection 11 of this section pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of operating such vehicle at a speed in excess of five miles per hour over the posted limit, the operator shall be fined fifty dollars for each mile per hour in excess of five miles per hour over the posted or legal speed limit.

(2) The fine provided for in this subsection is in addition to all other fines and court costs imposed for the violation."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Goode moved that the above substitute amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator Childers, SB 52 and SB 91, with SCS, SA 1 and SSA 1 for SA 1 (pending), were placed on the Informal Calendar.

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS

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

SB 546--Pensions and General Laws.

SB 550--Judiciary.

SB 551--Aging, Families and Mental Health.

SB 552--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 553--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 554--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation, Veterans' Affairs and Elections.

SB 555--Commerce and Environment.

SB 556--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation, Veterans' Affairs and Elections.

SB 557--Judiciary.

SB 558--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 559--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 560--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 561--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 562--Ways and Means.

SB 563--Ways and Means.

SB 565--Transportation.

SB 566--Ways and Means.

SB 567--Ways and Means.

SB 569--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 570--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 571--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 572--Insurance and Housing.

SB 573--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 574--Education.

SB 575--Education.

SB 576--Education.

SB 577--Ways and Means.

SB 578--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 579--Labor and Industrial Relations.

SB 580--Labor and Industrial Relations.

SB 581--Pensions and General Laws.

SB 582--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 583--Financial and Governmental Organi-zation, Veterans' Affairs and Elections.

SB 584--Ways and Means.

SB 585--Judiciary.

SB 587--Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism.

SB 588--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 589--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 590--Local Government and Economic Development.

REFERRALS

President Pro Tem Kinder referred SB 50 and SCS for SB 317 to the Committee on State Budget Control.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Stoll offered Senate Resolution No. 299, regarding Carol Voss, Jefferson County, which was adopted.

Senator Stoll offered Senate Resolution No. 300, regarding Jake Callahan, Cedar Hill, which was adopted.

Senator Gibbons offered Senate Resolution No. 301, regarding Katie Fernandez, Kirkwood, which was adopted.

COMMUNICATIONS

President Pro Tem Kinder submitted the following:

March 6, 2001

Ms. Terry Spieler

Secretary of the Senate

State Capitol

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Ms. Spieler:

Please be advised that I am hereby appointing Senator James Mathewson to the Joint Committee on Economic Development Policy and Planning (RSMo 620.602).

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

Sincerely,

/s/ Peter Kinder

PETER D. KINDER

President Pro Tem

Also,

March 6, 2001

Ms. Terry Spieler

Secretary of the Senate

State Capitol

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Ms. Spieler:

Please be advised that I am hereby appointing Senator Bill Foster to the Joint Committee on Economic Development Policy and Planning (RSMo 620.602).

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

Sincerely,

/s/ Peter Kinder

PETER D. KINDER

President Pro Tem

Also,

March 6, 2001

Ms. Terry Spieler

Secretary of the Senate

State Capitol

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Ms. Spieler:

Please be advised that I am hereby appointing Senator DePasco to serve on the Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement (RSMo 21.553).

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

Sincerely,

/s/ Peter Kinder

PETER D. KINDER

President Pro Tem

Also,

March 6, 2001

Ms. Terry Spieler

Secretary of the Senate

State Capitol

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Ms. Spieler:

Please be advised that I am hereby appointing Senator Russell to serve on the Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement (RSMo 21.553).

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

Sincerely,

/s/ Peter Kinder

PETER D. KINDER

President Pro Tem

Also,

March 6, 2001

Ms. Terry Spieler

Secretary of the Senate

State Capitol

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Ms. Spieler:

Please be advised that I am hereby appointing Senator Scott to serve on the Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement (RSMo 21.553).

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

Sincerely,

/s/ Peter Kinder

PETER D. KINDER

President Pro Tem

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Klarich introduced to the Senate, Vern Tobben, Washington; and Hermann and Maria Schick, Germany.

Senator DePasco introduced to the Senate, Leslie Miller-Kincaid and Angy Pyle, Kansas City.

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, Keely Cook, Jackie Pelker, Tori McGrath, Trisha Weatherly, Kelly Marti and Nancy Costello from St. Louis University.

Senator Cauthorn introduced to the Senate, Les and Carol Runde, Mexico.

Senator Wiggins introduced to the Senate, Annette Waugh and a group of Methodist women from Grandview.

Senator Johnson introduced to the Senate, Jordan Taylor, Ellen Zubeck, Matt and Joel Nespory, Katie Lackey, Katee and Ethan McLean, Jessica Praiswater, Nikki Lemons, Connor Flynt, Gwen Brune, Dee Flynt, Diane Nespory and Pat Brune, Platte City Middle School, Platte City.

Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, Kristin and Patricia Stueva, Independence.

Senator Dougherty introduced to the Senate, Mary Taylor and Debra Klopert, St. Louis.

Senator Stoll introduced to the Senate, Cathy Hippert and the Festus Elementary Quest Class, Festus; and Jordan Sinclair and Jeremy Dunn were made honorary pages.

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, Shelli Gilbert and Judy Rockafellow, Springfield.

Senator Yeckel introduced to the Senate, Sue Lopez and twenty girl scouts from St. Catherine's Parish, St. Louis; and Veronica Merz, Anne Lopez, Rachel Yanker and Melissa Stumpf were made honorary pages.

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, Linda Hyde, David Baker and Sandra Larkin, Springfield.

Senator Wiggins introduced to the Senate, Mrs. Ledgerwood and her son, Steven, Mrs. Fulson and her daughter, Cassie, and Kyle Mack, Raytown; and Steven, Cassie and Kyle were made honorary pages.

Senator Wiggins introduced to the Senate, Mitchell K. Herman and Matthew Borgmeyer, Jefferson City.

Senator Foster introduced to the Senate, Ben Counce, Kristi Hall, Kenny Lee, Ron Moody and twelve fourth and eighth grade students from

Caruthersville Elementary School and Caruthersville Middle School, Caruthersville; and Amanda Hudgens, Leslie Gale, Punam Patel, Brittany Kellar, Greg Chauncey, Kevin House, Plessie Ellitt, Meagan Hall, Alston Lee, Lindsey Moody, Viraj Patel and Samantha Sellers were made honorary pages.

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Beth Knott and Patty Schreihofer, Belton.

Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, Teresa Turner, John Ketterman, John Jarrett and seven fourth through eighth grade students from Good Shepherd Academy, Lee's Summit; and Zach Burmaster, Taylor Higginbotham, Jessica Jarrett, Zane Ketterman, Rachel Burmaster and Ester Williamson were made honorary pages.

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

SENATE CALENDAR

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THIRTY-SEVENTH DAY-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2001

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FORMAL CALENDAR



SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS



SB 586-Klindt

SB 591-Kenney

SB 592-Caskey

SB 593-Klindt

SB 594-Klindt

SB 595-Westfall

SB 596-Loudon

SB 597-Singleton

SB 598-Singleton

SB 599-Singleton and

DePasco

SB 600-Singleton

SB 601-House and Gross

SB 602-Steelman

SB 603-Jacob

SB 604-Jacob

SRB 606-Rohrbach and

Gibbons

SB 607-Johnson

SB 608-Yeckel

SB 609-Westfall

SB 610-Westfall

SB 611-Loudon

SB 612-Loudon

SB 613-Gibbons

SB 614-Gross and House

SB 615-Foster, et al

SB 616-Steelman

SB 617-Steelman

SB 618-Yeckel

SB 620-Gibbons

SB 621-Gibbons

SB 622-Westfall

SB 623-Westfall



SB 624-Wiggins

SB 625-Stoll

SB 626-Bentley

SB 628-Jacob

SB 629-Jacob

SB 630-Bland, et al

HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING



HCS for HBs 302 & 38

HJR 5-Barry, et al

HB 163-Berkowitz and Wagner

HCS for HBs 205, 323 & 549

HB 219-Townley, et al

HCS for HBs 441, 94 & 244

HB 575-O'Connor, et al

HB 621-Gratz and Vogel

HB 288-Campbell

HB 266-Treadway

HB 236-Smith

HB 180-Thompson, et al

HB 133-Gambaro



HB 48-Relford

HB 78-Kennedy and

Richardson

HB 262-Linton, et al

HCS for HBs 144 & 46

HS for HCS for HBs 328 &

88-Harlan

HCS for HB 207

HCS for HB 567

HCS for HB 241

HB 801-Liese and Wagner

HB 309-McKenna, et al

HB 111-Ladd Baker



THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS



SB 32-Kinder

SB 97-Bentley

(In Budget Control)

SB 123-Kinder



SB 50-Childers

(In Budget Control)

SCS for SB 317-Stoll

(In Budget Control)

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION



1. SB 267-Klarich and

Schneider, with SCS

2. SB 381-Klarich

3. SB 114-Loudon, with

SCS

4. SB 339-Stoll and

Childers, with SCA 1

5. SB 48-Sims, with SCS

6. SB 400-Kenney, et al

7. SB 374-Steelman, with

SCS

8. SB 239-Stoll, with SCS

9. SBs 238 & 250-Staples,

et al, with SCS

10. SB 445-Singleton,

with SCS

11. SBs 22 & 106-Singleton,

with SCS

12. SBs 214, 124, 209 &

322-Gross, et al, with SCS

13. SJR 9-Goode, et al

14. SB 438-Bentley and Stoll



15. SB 251-Kinder

16. SB 375-Steelman, with SCS

17. SB 392-Kenney and DePasco

18. SB 372-Gibbons, with SCS

19. SB 454-Kinder, with SCS





INFORMAL CALENDAR



SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION



SBs 39 & 269-Klarich and

Goode, with SCS and SS

for SCS (pending)

SBs 52 & 91-Childers,

with SCS, SA 1 & SSA 1

for SA 1 (pending)

SB 65-Gibbons, with SCS

SBs 67 & 40-Gross, with SCS

SBs 89 & 37-Kinder, with SCS

SB 184-Johnson, et al, with

SS & SA 2 (pending)

SB 222-Caskey, with SA 1

(pending)

SB 226-Goode, et al, with SCS

SBs 253 & 260-Gross, with SCS

SBs 323 & 230-Childers,

et al, with SCS (pending)

SBs 391 & 395-Rohrbach,

with SCS & SS for SCS

(pending)

CONSENT CALENDAR



Senate Bills



Reported 2/5



SB 143-Childers



Reported 2/19



SB 315-Childers, with SCS



Reported 2/26



SB 371-Scott

SB 316-Stoll

SB 341-Jacob, with SCS

SB 4-Wiggins, et al, with SCS

SB 383-Johnson, with SCS

(In Budget Control)

SB 430-Dougherty

SB 441-Caskey

Reported 2/27



SB 151-Childers, with SCS

SB 135-Wiggins

(In Budget Control)

SB 422-Steelman

(In Budget Control)



SB 149-Goode, with SCS

SB 76-Wiggins (In Budget

Control)

SB 234-Wiggins, with SCS

SB 416-Stoll

Reported 3/5



SBs 215 & 440-Gross, with SCS

SB 443-Staples

SB 406-Westfall

SB 407-Dougherty, with SCS

SB 421-Gross

SB 435-Goode

SB 436-Goode

SB 442-Caskey

SB 491-Rohrbach, with SCS

SB 345-House

SB 191-Goode, with SCAs 1 & 2

SB 354-Johnson and Scott,

with SCS

SB 200-Sims

SB 449-Sims

SB 393-Sims, with SCS Reported 3/6



SB 353-Johnson



SB 564-Rohrbach, et al,

with SCS RESOLUTIONS



SR 58-Singleton

To be Referred



SCR 26-Stoll, et al

Reported from Committee



SCR 8-Caskey

SCR 10-Staples

SCR 13-Foster

SCR 14-Mathewson, with SCS

SCR 16-Yeckel

SCR 17-Steelman, et al

SCR 18-Goode

SCR 20-Kinder Requests to Recede or Grant Conference



SS for SCR 2-Singleton, with HCS

(Senate requests House

recede or grant conference)