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:

Present--Senators
Bentley Bland Caskey Cauthorn
Childers DePasco Dougherty Foster
Gibbons Goode Gross House
Jacob Johnson Kennedy Kenney
Kinder Klarich Klindt Loudon
Mathewson Quick Rohrbach Russell
Schneider Sims Singleton Staples
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
Absent with leave--Senators--None
Vacancies--1
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

RESOLUTIONS

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.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

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.

RESOLUTIONS

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:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Caskey Cauthorn
Childers DePasco Dougherty Foster
Gibbons Goode Gross House
Jacob Johnson Kennedy Kenney
Kinder Klarich Klindt Loudon
Mathewson Quick Rohrbach Russell
Schneider Sims Singleton Staples
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins--32
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senator Yeckel--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None
Vacancies--1

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.



SENATE CALENDAR

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NINTH DAY-WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2002

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FORMAL CALENDAR



SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS



SB 911-Foster, et al

SB 912-Mathewson

SB 913-Rohrbach

SB 914-Jacob

SB 915-Westfall, et al

SB 916-Dougherty, et al

SB 917-Dougherty and Sims

SB 918-Klarich

SB 919-Klarich

SB 920-Caskey

SB 921-Sims, et al

SB 922-Sims

SB 923-Sims

SB 924-Sims

SB 925-Sims and Dougherty

SB 926-Kenney, et al

SB 929-Stoll

SB 930-Stoll

SB 931-Klarich

SB 932-Klarich

SB 933-Yeckel

SB 934-Foster and

Cauthorn

SB 935-Foster and

Cauthorn

SB 936-Foster

SB 937-Foster

SB 938-Cauthorn, et al

SB 939-Wiggins and

DePasco

SB 940-Wiggins, et al

SB 941-DePasco

SB 942-Schneider, et al

SB 943-Schneider

SB 944-Goode and

Schneider

SB 945-Stoll

SB 946-Jacob and Wiggins

SB 947-Klindt and Stoll

SB 948-Cauthorn, et al

SB 949-Bentley

SB 950-Gibbons and

Klarich

SB 951-Loudon

SB 952-Loudon

SB 954-Loudon

SB 956-Loudon

SB 957-Loudon, et al

SB 959-Kenney and Kinder

SB 960-Kenney, et al

SB 961-Wiggins, et al

SB 962-Wiggins

SB 963-DePasco

SB 964-DePasco

SB 965-Stoll

SB 966-Kennedy

SB 967-Kennedy, et al

SB 968-Westfall and

Childers

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

Westfall

SB 976-Steelman, et al

SB 977-Quick

SB 979-Singleton

SB 980-Singleton and

Schneider

SB 981-Westfall

SB 982-Kennedy

SB 983-Sims and Kennedy

SB 984-Steelman

SB 985-Steelman



SB 986-Steelman

SB 987-Childers

SB 988-Caskey

SB 989-Caskey

SB 990-Cauthorn, et al

SB 991-Kinder

SB 992-Johnson

SB 993-Rohrbach

SB 994-Rohrbach

SB 995-Rohrbach

SB 996-Quick

SB 997-Quick

SB 998-Staples

SB 999-Rohrbach

SB 1000-Dougherty

SB 1001-Mathewson

RESOLUTIONS



To be Referred



SCR 37-Dougherty