Journal of the Senate
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
EIGHTH DAY--TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2002
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
President Maxwell in the Chair.
Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:
"...if you indeed cry out for insight, and raise your voice for understanding,...then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path." (Proverbs 2:3, 9)
Gracious Father, the ups and downs of life are often confusing and challenging for us and so we ask, give to us Your blessings and inspiration so that we may grow wiser and more disciplined in our daily living, so we may learn to live in peace and our minds renewed by Your word every day. Amen.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.
A quorum being established, the Senate proceeded with its business.
The Journal of the previous day was read and approved.
Photographers from the Associated Press were given permission to take pictures in the Senate Chamber today.
The following Senators were present during the day's proceedings:
|Absent with leave--Senators--None|
|The Lieutenant Governor was present.|
Senator Gibbons offered Senate Resolution No. 955, regarding Everett R. Roeder, Jr., DMD, Brentwood, which was adopted.
Senator Gibbons offered Senate Resolution No. 956, regarding Albert D. Thomas, DDS, St. Louis, which was adopted.
Senator Gibbons offered Senate Resolution No. 957, regarding Calvin H. Weiss, DDS, St. Louis, which was adopted.
Senator Wiggins offered Senate Resolution No. 958, regarding the death of Irving Achtenberg, Kansas City, which was adopted.
Senator Dougherty offered the following concurrent resolution:
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 37
WHEREAS, cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the State of Missouri and throughout the Nation; and
WHEREAS, cancer is disproportionately a disease of the elderly, with more than half of all cancer diagnoses occurring in persons 65 years of age or older who are thus dependent on the federal Medicare program for provision of cancer care; and
WHEREAS, since treatment with anti-cancer drugs is the cornerstone of modern cancer care, elderly cancer patients must have access to potentially life-extending drug therapy, but the Medicare program's coverage of drugs is limited to injectable drugs or oral drugs that have an injectable version; and
WHEREAS, the Nation's investment in biomedical research has begun to bear fruit with a compelling array of new oral anti-cancer drugs that are less toxic, more effective, and more cost-effective than existing therapies, but because such drugs do not have an injectable equivalent, they are not covered by Medicare; and
WHEREAS, noncoverage of these important new products leaves many Medicare beneficiaries confronting the choice of either substantial out-of-pocket personal costs or selection of more toxic, less effective treatments that are covered by the program; and
WHEREAS, Medicare's failure to cover oral anti-cancer drugs leaves at risk many beneficiaries suffering from blood-related cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma, as well as cancers of the breast, lung, and prostate; and
WHEREAS, certain members of the United States Congress have recognized the necessity of Medicare coverage for all oral anti-cancer drugs and introduced legislation in the 107th Congress to achieve such result (H.R. 1624 and S. 913):
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the Senate of the Ninety-first General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the House of Representatives concurring therein, respectfully urge the United States Congress to adopt legislation requiring the Medicare program to cover all oral anti-cancer drugs; 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 Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and each member of the Missouri Congressional Delegation.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS
The following Bills were read the 1st time and 1,000 copies ordered printed:
SB 998-By Staples.
An Act to repeal sections 415.410, 415.415 and 415.420, RSMo, relating to self-service storage facilities, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject.
SB 999-By Rohrbach.
An Act to repeal section 306.016, RSMo, relating to watercraft, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.
SB 1000-By Dougherty.
An Act to repeal sections 44.010, 44.100, 105.711, 192.320, 473.697 and 490.620, and to enact in lieu thereof ten new sections relating to state emergency health powers, with an emergency clause and penalty provision.
Senator Steelman moved that SR 908 be taken up for adoption, which motion prevailed.
On motion of Senator Steelman, SR 908 was adopted by the following vote:
|Absent with leave--Senators--None|
HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING
HCS for HBs 1386 and 1038--Transportation.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS
The following Bill was read the 1st time and 1,000 copies ordered printed:
SB 1001-By Mathewson.
An Act to amend chapter 57, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to sheriff's retirement.
INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS
Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Susan and Martha Witt, and members of the T-Town 4-H Club, Tuscumbia.
Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Ron, Janice, Samantha and Nathan Warner, Archie; and Samantha and Nathan were made honorary pages.
Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Jeremy Cover, Clinton.
Senator Klindt introduced to the Senate, Adam, Jacob and Cheryl Klingensmith, Bethany; and Linda Denton.
Senator Gross introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. Del Moeller, M.D., Lake St. Louis.
On behalf of Senator Mathewson and himself, Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Natalie and Kathleen Clevenger, Brittney Adkison and 4-H parents from Caldwell County; and Natatlie, Kathleen and Brittney were made honorary pages.
Senator Cauthorn introduced to the Senate, his wife, Teresa, and their children, Andrew and Kaitlyn, Audrain County; Becky Kruger, Clark County; and Dale and Donna Mudd and Cindy Brach, Audrain County; and Andrew and Kaitlyn were made honorary pages.
Senator Kennedy introduced to the Senate, Julie Caldwell, Dustin Amber and Jason Baugh, St. Louis.
On behalf of Senator Caskey and himself, Senator Mathewson introduced to the Senate, Kathy Jenkins, Rich Hill.
Senator Mathewson introduced to the Senate, Travis and Rhonda Luther, Lawson.
Senator Singleton introduced to the Senate, Justin and Mitch Pendergraft, Seneca.
On behalf of Senator Gibbons and herself, Senator Yeckel introduced to the Senate, Victoria and Michelle Williams and Shirley Arns, St. Louis; and Victoria was made an honorary page.
Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, members of the Polk County 4-H Clubs and their parents; and Justin Tracy, Leland Jones, Baylee Henderson and Carla Robertson were made honorary pages.
Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, members of the Missouri Alliance for Home Care from around the state.
Senator Cauthorn introduced to the Senate, Nicole and Elaine Widaman, and Debbie and Jonathan Bradney, Marion County.
Senator Mathewson introduced to the Senate, the Anderson family, Sedalia.
Senator Bland introduced to the Senate, Delbert L. White, Kansas City.
Senator Wiggins introduced to the Senate, Ken Bonar, Joe Blair and Marvin Suthers, Kansas City.
On motion of Senator Kenney, the Senate adjourned under the rules.
NINTH DAY-WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2002
SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS
SB 911-Foster, et al
SB 915-Westfall, et al
SB 916-Dougherty, et al
SB 917-Dougherty and Sims
SB 921-Sims, et al
SB 925-Sims and Dougherty
SB 926-Kenney, et al
SB 934-Foster and
SB 935-Foster and
SB 938-Cauthorn, et al
SB 939-Wiggins and
SB 940-Wiggins, et al
SB 942-Schneider, et al
SB 944-Goode and
SB 946-Jacob and Wiggins
SB 947-Klindt and Stoll
SB 948-Cauthorn, et al
SB 950-Gibbons and
SB 957-Loudon, et al
SB 959-Kenney and Kinder
SB 960-Kenney, et al
SB 961-Wiggins, et al
SB 967-Kennedy, et al
SB 968-Westfall and
SB 969-Westfall and Bentley
SB 970-Westfall, et al
SB 971-Klindt, et al
SB 972-Klindt, et al
SB 973-Klindt, et al
SB 974-Childers and
SB 976-Steelman, et al
SB 980-Singleton and
SB 983-Sims and Kennedy
SB 990-Cauthorn, et al
To be Referred