Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


THIRTEENTH DAY--WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1997


     The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

     President Pro Tem McKenna in the Chair.

     The Chaplain offered the following prayer:

     Our Father in Heaven, Jesus said, "Whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant." It isn't always easy to serve with so many choices, so many cries for help, so many worthy causes. Our prayer is that what we do here will benefit all of the people. We are thankful to be servants of the people and of Our God. In Jesus Name we pray. 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
BanksBentleyCaskeyChilders
ClayCurlsDePascoEhlmann
FlotronGoodeGravesHouse
HowardJacobJohnsonKenney
KinderKlarichLybyerMathewson
MaxwellMcKennaMuellerQuick
RohrbachRussellSchneiderScott
SimsSingletonStaplesWestfall
WigginsYeckel--34
Absent with leave--Senators--None
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

SIGNING OF CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

     The President Pro Tem announced that all other business would be suspended and SCR 1 and SCR 3 would be read at length by the Secretary and, if no objections be made, be signed to the end that they shall have the full force and effect of law. No objections being made, the concurrent resolutions were read by the Secretary and signed by the President Pro Tem.

RESOLUTIONS

     Senator Schneider offered Senate Resolution No. 98, regarding W. R. "Rick" Van Bokkelen, which was adopted.

     Senator Singleton offered Senate Resolution No. 99, regarding Tile Source, Joplin, which was adopted.

     Senator Klarich offered Senate Resolution No. 100, regarding Perry Boe Akin, St. Louis, which was adopted.

     Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 101, regarding the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Optimist Club of Independence, which was adopted.

     Senator Quick offered Senate Resolution No. 102, regarding the Alpine Broadcasting Corporation, Liberty, which was adopted.

     Senator Flotron offered Senate Resolution No. 103, regarding M. Taylor Wilson, Manchester, which was adopted.

     Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 104, regarding Miss Deanna Lynn Adams, Poplar Bluff, which was adopted.

     Senators Wiggins, Sims and Bentley offered Senate Resolution No. 105, regarding Catholic Schools Week, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

     The following Bills and Joint Resolution were read the 1st time and 1,000 copies ordered printed:

     SB 309--By Johnson and Scott.

     An Act to repeal section 169.712, RSMo 1994, and sections 169.010, 169.040, 169.050, 169.070, 169.075, 169.600, 169.620, 169.630, 169.660 and 169.670, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to certain school retirement systems, and to enact in lieu thereof eleven new sections relating to the same subject.

     SB 310--By Sims.

     An Act to repeal section 177.091, RSMo 1994, relating to the sale of school property, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

     SB 311--By Jacob.

     An Act to repeal section 167.117, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to student acts reporting require- ments, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

     SB 312--By DePasco.

     An Act to repeal section 567.020, RSMo 1994, relating to prostitution, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

     SB 313--By Scott, Schneider, Flotron, Wiggins, Goode, McKenna, Curls, Kinder, DePasco, Rohrbach, Ehlmann, Clay, Banks and Mueller.

     An Act to repeal section 370.080, RSMo 1994, relating to membership of credit unions, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

     SJR 9--By Staples.

     Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing section 30(b) of article IV of the constitution of Missouri relating to the highways and transportation commission, and adopting two new sections in lieu thereof relating to the same subject.

     Senator Wiggins assumed the Chair.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

     Senator McKenna, Chairman of the Committee on Gubernatorial Appointments, submitted the following reports:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Gubernatorial Appointments, to which were referred the following appointments and reappointment, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate do give its advice and consent to the following:

     Paul W. Steele, John A. Mathes, Hugh Edward Stephenson, Jr. and Malaika B. Horne, as members of the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

     Senator McKenna requested unanimous consent of the Senate to vote on the above reports in one motion. There being no objection, the request was granted.

     Senator McKenna moved that the committee reports be adopted, and the Senate do give its advice and consent to the above appointments and reappointment, which motion prevailed.

     President Wilson assumed the Chair.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

     The following Bill was read the 1st time and 1,000 copies ordered printed:

     SB 314--By Caskey.

     An Act to repeal section 252.085, RSMo 1994, relating to arrests by commission agents, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

     Senator Wiggins resumed the Chair.

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS

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

     SB 173--Corrections and General Laws.

     SB 174--Corrections and General Laws.

     SB 227--Public Health and Welfare.

     SB 261--Financial and Governmental Organization.

     SB 262--Public Health and Welfare.

     SB 263--Public Health and Welfare.

     SB 264--Education.

     SB 265--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

     SB 266--Labor and Industrial Relations.

     SB 267--Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism.

     SB 268--Aging, Families and Mental Health.

     SB 269--Financial and Governmental Organization.

     SB 270--Labor and Industrial Relations.

     SB 271--Judiciary.

     SB 272--Public Health and Welfare.

     SB 273--Ways and Means.

     SB 274--Corrections and General Laws.

     SB 275--Judiciary.

     SB 276--Education.

     SB 277--Education.

     SB 278--Local Government and Economic Development.

     SB 279--Local Government and Economic Development.

     SB 280--Insurance and Housing.

     SB 281--Aging, Families and Mental Health.

     SB 282--Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs.

     SB 283--Public Health and Welfare.

     SB 284--Judiciary.

     SB 285--Appropriations.

     SB 286--Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs.

     SB 287--Education.

     SB 288--Transportation.

     SB 289--Commerce and Environment.

     SB 290--Financial and Governmental Organization.

     SB 292--Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism.

     SB 293--Public Health and Welfare.

     SB 295--Public Health and Welfare.

     SB 296--Financial and Governmental Organization.

     SB 297--Financial and Governmental Organization.

     SB 299--Judiciary.

     SJR 8--Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

     President Pro Tem McKenna appointed the following subcommittee:

     Subcommittee on Welfare Reform, Public Health and Welfare Committee: Senators Wiggins, Chairman; Curls; Jacob; Maxwell; Bentley; Sims; and Singleton.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS DELIVERED

TO THE GOVERNOR

     SCR 1 and SCR 3, after having been duly signed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives in open session, were delivered to the Governor by the Secretary of the Senate.

COMMUNICATIONS

     President Pro Tem McKenna submitted the following:

MISSOURI SENATE

January 28, 1997

The Honorable Betty Sims

State Capitol Building Room 226

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Betty,

Please be informed that I am appointing you a member of the Joint Committee on Health Care Policy and Planning (Chapter 191.825, RSMo).

If you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

               Sincerely,

               /s/ Bill

               Bill McKenna

               President Pro Tem

     Also,

MISSOURI SENATE

January 28, 1997

The Honorable Peter Kinder

State Capitol Building, Room 431

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Peter,

Please be informed that I am re-appointing you as a member of the Joint Committee on Health Care Policy and Planning (Chapter 191.825, RSMo).

If you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

               Sincerely,

               /s/ Bill

               Bill McKenna

               President Pro Tem

     Also,

MISSOURI SENATE

January 28, 1997

The Honorable Senator Harry Wiggins

State Capitol Building, Room 423

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Harry,

Please be informed that I am re-appointing you as a member of the Joint Committee on Health Care Policy and Planning (Chapter 191.825, RSMo).

If you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

               Sincerely,

               /s/ Bill

               Bill McKenna

               President Pro Tem

     Also,

MISSOURI SENATE

January 28, 1997

The Honorable Jerry Howard

State Capitol Building, Room 428A

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Jerry,

Please be informed that I am re-appointing you as a member of the Joint Committee on Health Care Policy and Planning (Chapter 191.825, RSMo).

If you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

               Sincerely,

               /s/ Bill

               Bill McKenna

               President Pro Tem

     Also,

MISSOURI SENATE

January 28, 1997

The Honorable J. B. "Jet" Banks

State Capitol Building Room 319

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Jet,

Please be informed that as a member of the Joint Committee on Health Care Policy and Planning, I am appointing you chairman of the senate members of this committee.

If you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

               Sincerely,

               /s/ Bill

               Bill McKenna

               President Pro Tem

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

     Senator Johnson introduced to the Senate, Dr. Robert Schaaf and his son, Robert, St. Joseph; and Robert was made an honorary page.

     Senator Clay introduced to the Senate, former State Senator John Bass and Joe Brown, St. Louis.

     Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. Bill Donnell and his son, Mark, Bolivar; and Mark was made an honorary page.

     Senator Russell introduced to the Senate, Sheryl L. Cheves, Camdenton.

     Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, Jacqueline McKinsey and Nancy Addleman, Ozarks Technical College.

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