Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

FIRST EXTRA SESSION


SIXTEENTH DAY--FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2003


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Senator Shields in the Chair.

Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:

"The Lord has done great things for us and we are glad indeed." (Psalm 126:4)

We give You thanks, O Lord, for we have done what was required of us to the best of our ability. Now we turn it over to You, that You will make the most of our efforts for the sake of Your people. And we ask that You watch over our travel to be with loved ones and help us provide time to be with You. 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 Journals for Tuesday, June 17, 2003; Wednesday, June 18, 2003; Tuesday, June 24, 2003; Wednesday, June 25, 2003; and Thursday, June 26, 2003, were read and approved.

Photographers from KRCG-TV, KOMU-TV, the Associated Press, the Jefferson City News Tribune and KMIZ-TV were given permission to take pictures in the Senate Chamber today.



The following Senators were present during the day's proceedings:

Present--Senators
Bartle Bland Bray Caskey
Cauthorn Champion Childers Clemens
Coleman Dolan Dougherty Foster
Gibbons Goode Griesheimer Gross
Jacob Kennedy Kinder Klindt
Loudon Nodler Quick Russell
Scott Shields Steelman Stoll
Vogel Wheeler Yeckel--31
Absent with leave--Senators
Days Mathewson--2
Vacancies--1


RESOLUTIONS

Senator Dougherty offered Senate Resolution No. 110, regarding the Seventy-fifth Birthday of Margarette Louise "Dixie" Curtit, Linn, which was adopted.

Senator Kinder offered Senate Resolution No. 111, regarding Captain Trenton T. Blair, Jefferson City, which was adopted.

Senator Bland offered Senate Resolution No. 112, regarding the death of Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr., which was adopted.

Senator Bartle offered Senate Resolution No. 113, regarding Coach Bud Lathrop, Raytown, which was adopted.

Senator Bartle offered Senate Resolution No. 114, regarding Garrett Palmer Eversole, Baltimore, Ohio, which was adopted.

Senator Bray offered Senate Resolution No. 115, regarding Tim Dunn, Maplewood, which was adopted.

Senator Yeckel offered Senate Resolution No. 116, regarding Kristen Sanfilippo, St. Louis, which was adopted.

Senator Champion offered Senate Resolution No. 117, regarding Miss Missouri 2003 Amber Etheridge, Springfield, which was adopted.

Senator Griesheimer offered Senate Resolution No. 118, regarding Joseph Straatmann, which was adopted.

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

HB 102, introduced by Representative Bearden, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the State Board of Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds for the period beginning July 1, 2003 and ending June 30, 2004.

Was taken up by Senator Russell.

Senator Caskey offered SS for HB 102, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

HOUSE BILL NO. 102

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the State Board of Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the several divisions and programs thereof for a three-month period to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds for the period beginning July 1, 2003 and ending June 30, 2004.

Senator Caskey moved that SS for HB 102 be adopted and requested a roll call vote be taken. He was joined in his request by Senators Childers, Jacob, Kennedy and Quick.

SS for HB 102 failed of adoption by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bland Bray Caskey Coleman
Dougherty Jacob Kennedy Quick
Stoll Wheeler--10
NAYS--Senators
Bartle Cauthorn Champion Childers
Clemens Dolan Foster Gibbons
Goode Griesheimer Gross Kinder
Klindt Loudon Nodler Russell
Scott Shields Steelman Vogel
Yeckel--21
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators
Days Mathewson--2
Vacancies--1

On motion of Senator Russell, HB 102 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bartle Cauthorn Champion Childers
Clemens Foster Gibbons Goode
Griesheimer Gross Kinder Klindt
Loudon Nodler Russell Scott
Shields Steelman Vogel Yeckel--20
NAYS--Senators
Bland Bray Caskey Coleman
Dougherty Jacob Kennedy Quick
Stoll Wheeler--10
Absent--Senator Dolan--1
Absent with leave--Senators
Days Mathewson--2
Vacancies--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

HB 103, introduced by Representative Bearden, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Higher Education and the several divisions, programs, and institutions of higher education included therein to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds for the period beginning July 1, 2003 and ending June 30, 2004.

Was taken up by Senator Russell.

On motion of Senator Russell, HB 103 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bartle Cauthorn Champion Childers
Clemens Dolan Foster Gibbons
Goode Griesheimer Gross Kinder
Klindt Loudon Nodler Russell
Scott Shields Steelman Vogel
Yeckel--21
NAYS--Senators
Bland Bray Caskey Coleman
Dougherty Jacob Kennedy Quick
Stoll Wheeler--10
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators
Days Mathewson--2
Vacancies--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Kinder offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 119

WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate hold in high esteem those Show-Me State residents who have admirably answered the patriotic call to national service through their leadership and endeavors in the United States military; and

WHEREAS, Captain Trenton T. Blair attained considerable distinction during the months of March and April in the year 2003 while on active duty with the United States Air Force; and

WHEREAS, Operations Director for the Missouri Senate in civilian life, Captain Blair served as Flight Commander of the 409th Expeditionary Services Flight, 409th Air Expeditionary Group, 16th Air Expeditionary Task Force, while stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri and at Bourgas, Bulgaria, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; and

WHEREAS, in his successful role as Flight Commander, Captain Blair managed critical quality of life support for more than 380 military personnel through the standing up of field food, billeting, fitness and AAFES Exchange operations; and

WHEREAS, Captain Blair oversaw the installation of kitchen equipment to prepare 33,000 meals per month, design and construction of fitness tents, establishment of a field exchange containing more than $20,000 worth of inventory, and servicing of more than 1,100 Operation Iraqi Freedom combat aircraft missions requiring 23 million pounds of fuel; and

WHEREAS, Captain Blair also held the position of Commander of the 442nd Services Flight, 442nd Mission Support Group, 442nd Fighter Wing operating in Bulgaria and in Cypress, Greece, which enhanced the status of the United States locally through official interactions with Bulgarian Military Police, high ranking American and foreign military officials, and dependent family members of active duty personnel:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninety-second General Assembly, join unanimously to salute Captain Trenton Blair of the United States Air Force and to convey to him this legislative body's most heartfelt commendation of his recent efforts in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and our best wishes for continued success upon his return as Operations Director for the Missouri Senate; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution in honor of Captain Trenton T. Blair.

On motion of Senator Gibbons, the Senate recessed until 12:15 p.m.

RECESS

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

President Pro Tem Kinder assumed the Chair.

SIGNING OF BILLS

The President Pro Tem announced that all other business would be suspended and HB 102 and HB 103, having passed both branches of the General Assembly, would be read at length by the Secretary, and if no objections be made, the bills

would be signed by the President Pro Tem to the end that they may become law. No objections being made, the bills were so read by the Secretary and signed by the President Pro Tem.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Gross introduced to the Senate, his daughters, Megan and Madelynn, St. Charles; and Megan and Madelynn were made honorary pages.

On motion of Senator Gibbons, the Senate adjourned until 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2003.

SENATE CALENDAR

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