JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

NINETY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE

STATE OF MISSOURI

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


VETO SESSION


FIRST DAY—WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2005

      The Senate was called to order in Veto Session by Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder.

      The Reverend Carl Gauck offered the following prayer:

        “The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility goes before honor.” (Proverbs 15:33)

        Gracious God, we gather this day to perform our constitutional duty and discern those things that brought us here. May we have wisdom to see what is right and needful, for many are affected by our actions; and may all we say and do be respectful of one another and those we serve. In Your Holy Name we pray. Amen.

      The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

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

 

Present—Senators

 

 

 

Alter

Barnitz

Bartle

Bray

 

Callahan

Cauthorn

Champion

Clemens

 

Coleman

Crowell

Days

Dolan

 

Dougherty

Engler

Gibbons

Graham

 

Green

Griesheimer

Gross

Kennedy

 

Klindt

Koster

Loudon

Mayer

 

Nodler

Purgason

Ridgeway

Scott

 

Shields

Stouffer

Vogel

Wheeler

 

Wilson—33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absent—Senators—None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absent with leave—Senators—None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancies—1

 

 

 

 

 

         The Lieutenant Governor was present.

RESOLUTIONS

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

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1

        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate that the Secretary of Senate inform the House of Representatives that the Senate is duly convened and is now in session as provided by Section 32, Article III of the Constitution and is ready for the consideration of its business.

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

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 2

        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate that the rules of the Senate, as adopted by the Ninety-third General Assembly, First Regular Session, be declared to be the rules of the Veto Session of the Ninety-third General Assembly.

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

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 3

        WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate welcome the opportunity to acknowledge milestone events in the lives and careers of Missouri residents who admirably have answered the patriotic call to national service through their enlistment in the United States Military; and

        WHEREAS, William Berl “Skip” Rich of Jefferson City has distinguished himself in his military career serving on Active Duty with Operation Noble Eagle as Brigade Command Sergeant Major with the 135th Field Artillery Brigade, as Battalion Command Sergeant Major with the 1/128th Field Artillery Battalion, Command Sergeant Major of the MOARNG Military Academy/NCO Academy, Trainer/Instructor MOARNG NCO Academy each year, in addition to annual training with Unit of Assignment, First Sergeant, “D” Company, 1138th Engineer Battalion, Evaluator/Controller Evaluation/Readiness Division, HQ STARC MO Army National Guard, HHD, 735th Maintenance, Headquarters STARC MOARNG, as Engineer Equipment Supervisor, “A” Company, 13th Engineer Battalion, United States Marine Corps, Engineer Equipment Supervisor, Republic of Viet Nam and M-60 Machine Gunner, Republic of Viet Nam; and

        WHEREAS, as a member of the United States Marine Corps from 1965 to 1968, Skip Rich enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard in 1980 at the rank of E-5; was appointed Command Sergeant Major in the United States Army by the Secretary of the United States Army on September 28, 1990 and will retire July 26, 2005 as a United States Army Command Sergeant Major; and

        WHEREAS, CSM Rich has earned the Meritorious Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Navy Achievement Medal w/ Combat Distinguishing Device, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, United States Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/ Star, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 3 Stars, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserves Component Overseas Training Ribbon, Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Republic of Viet Nam Meritorious Unit Citation-Cross of Gallantry, Republic of Viet Nam Meritorious Unit Citation-Civilian Action, MOARNG Commendation w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, MOARNG Service Ribbon, Expert Rifle Badge, Expert Pistol Badge, Rappel Master, Order of Saint Barbara Award, selected NCO of the Year for the state of Missouri and received the Legion of Merit Award for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States; and

        WHEREAS, CSM Rich has served as Chair, State Military Academy Advisory Council for 5th Army, on the Field Artillery Advisory Committee, member of the MO National Guard Association, Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, Noncommissioned Officers Association of the United States, VFW Posts 35 & 1003, American Legion Post 5 and a founding member, Past Commandant, Senior Vice of the Central MO Detachment, Marine Corps League:

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri State Senate, 93rd General Assembly, join unanimously to salute Command Sergeant Major William “Skip” Rich and to convey to him this legislative body’s most heartfelt thanks and best wishes as he retires from military service to his country with his beloved wife, Eva; his children, Gaylin, Cathy and Charles; and his grandchildren, Andersen, William, Matthew and Ethan; 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 William B. “Skip” Rich of Jefferson City, Missouri.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE

      The following message was 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 adopted HR 1.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 1

        BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-third General Assembly, First Regular Session, inform the Governor and the Senate that the House is duly convened and is now in session in the 2005 Constitutional Veto Session and ready for consideration of business.

      On motion of Senator Shields, the Senate recessed until 2:30 p.m.

RECESS

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

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE

      The following message was 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 adopted HR 2.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2

        BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives, that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives inform the Senate that the House, having been duly convened as provided by Section 32, Article III of the Constitution, made no motions to override the Governor’s vetos on CCS for SCS for HB 13, HB 524 and HCS for HB 525 when the bills were called by the Speaker.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

      Senator Dolan introduced to the Senate, Ed Brookshire, St Louis; and Taylor Bowers, St. Charles.

      On behalf of Senator Gibbons and himself, Senator Griesheimer introduced to the Senate, Dwight Scharnhorst, Ballwin.

      Senator Graham introduced to the Senate, Andy Babitz, Columbia.

      Senator Champion introduced to the Senate, Ben Fletcher, Colorado; Rebekah Webb, Haiti; and Molly Schell, Illinois.

      On behalf of Senators Griesheimer, Alter and himself, Senator Dolan introduced to the Senate, Robin and Jazmyn Betz, Villa Ridge; Dale and Deborah Pracht, Union; Marjorie Trejo, Mexico; Wen Shen, China; Jin-Bo Kim, South Korea; Alice Ollino, Italy; and Olga Zaharova, Uzbeckistan; Yvonnia Woeger and Toni Price, Troy; Elena Nesterenko, Russia; Barbara Cardoso, Brazil; Tetyana Konovalova, Ukraine; and Rikako Tsukamoto, Japan.

      Senator Shields introduced to the Senate, CSM William “Skip” Rich, his wife, Eva and her son, Charles Eisenbath; his brother, Kent Rich, Jefferson City; his daughter, Cathy Kraus and her children, Matthew and Ethan, St. Louis; his mother-in-law, Naomi Heleine, Lake St. Louis; and his niece, Brianna, Washington; House Chaplain, Pastor and Mrs. James Jackson, Cole County Presiding Commissioner Bob Jones, Kathy Lewis, Marilee Trube and Biff Frates, Jefferson City; and Matthew and Ethan were made honorary pages.

      On motion of Senator Shields, the Senate of the Veto Session of the First Regular Session of the 93rd General Assembly adjourned sine die, pursuant to the Constitution.

                                          PETER KINDER

                                          Lieutenant Governor

                                          TERRY L. SPIELER

                                          Secretary of Senate