Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY--MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1997


     The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

     President Pro Tem McKenna in the Chair.

     The Chaplain offered the following prayer:

     Heavenly Father, an Old Testament Proverb says, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." We are thankful for those who bring a smile to our face and warmth to our soul, for those who brighten our day and bring cheer to our lives. We can't all give gifts of gold and silver so help us to brighten the corner where we are. Amen.

     The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

     A quorum being established, the Senate proceeded with its business.

     The Journal for Thursday, February 20, 1997, was read and approved.

     Senator Quick announced that photographers from the Associated Press had been given permission to take pictures in the Senate Chamber today.

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

Present--Senators
BanksBentleyCaskeyChilders
ClayDePascoEhlmannFlotron
GoodeGravesHouseHoward
JacobJohnsonKenneyKinder
KlarichLybyerMathewsonMaxwell
McKennaMuellerQuickRohrbach
RussellSchneiderScottSims
SingletonStaplesWestfallWiggins
Yeckel--33
Absent with leave--Senators--Curls--1
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

     

RESOLUTIONS

     Senator Flotron offered Senate Resolution No. 291, regarding Benjamin Jared (Ben) Jacob, Ballwin, which was adopted.

     Senator Rohrbach offered Senate Resolution No. 292, regarding National TRIO Day, which was adopted.

     Senator Yeckel offered Senate Resolution No. 293, regarding David Schneider, which was adopted.

     Senator Mueller offered Senate Resolution No. 294, regarding the Circle of Concern, Valley Park, which was adopted.

     Senators Westfall, Russell and Rohrbach offered Senate Resolution No. 295, regarding the death of L.W. "Larry" Meier, Jr., Bolivar, which was adopted.

     Senator Mueller offered Senate Resolution No. 296, regarding Vernon Chaplin, Webster Groves, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 297, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Hannah, Tarkio, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 298, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mooney, Gallatin, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 299, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John Adwell, Ravenwood, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 300, regarding the Ninetieth Birthday of Mrs. Reba Robertson, Albany, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 301, regarding Theresa Figg, Chillicothe, which was adopted.

     Senator Schneider offered Senate Resolution No. 302, regarding Sergeant William Pierce, which was adopted.

     Senator Maxwell offered Senate Resolution No. 303, regarding Marcella Farrah, which was adopted.

     Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 304, regarding Leon Ward, which was adopted.

     Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 305, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Mason, Independence, which was adopted.

     Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 306, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Long, Greenwood, which was adopted.

     Senator Caskey offered Senate Resolution No. 307, regarding Black History Month, which was adopted.

     Senator Westfall offered Senate Resolution No. 308, regarding Mrs. Jobeth Ellis Maas, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

     SB 422--By Howard.

     An Act to repeal sections 195.010, 195.050, 195.060, 195.070, 195.100, 195.110, 195.204, 195.400, 337.015, and 338.010, RSMo 1994, relating to psychologists, and to enact in lieu thereof eleven new sections relating to the same subject.

     SB 423--By Ehlmann.

     An Act to repeal sections 430.230 and 430.235, RSMo 1994, relating to certain liens, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

     SB 424--By Staples.

     An Act to authorize the lease of certain property to a developer for the purpose of constructing a prison to be leased to the state.

     SB 425--By Staples.

     An Act to repeal section 301.058, RSMo 1994, and section 301.010, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to motor vehicles, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

     SB 426--By Clay.

     An Act relating to certain health care benefits with a conditional effective date for certain sections, and submitting said act to the voters of the state for approval or rejection under referendum provisions of the constitution.

     SJR 17--By McKenna.

     Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing section 7 of article IX of the Constitution of Missouri, relating to education and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to the same subject.

     Senator Wiggins assumed the Chair.

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

     Senator Caskey moved that SB 191, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     SCS for SB 191, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 191

     An Act to amend chapter 701, RSMo, by adding one new section relating to grinder pump pressure sewer systems, with an emergency clause.

     Was taken up.

     Senator Caskey moved that SCS for SB 191 be adopted.

     Senator DePasco offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 191, Page 1, Section 701.024, Line 18, by inserting immediately after the word "works" the following: "that has ownership of interceptor and local sewers".

     Senator DePasco moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     Senator McKenna offered SA 2:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

     Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 191, Page 1, Section 701.024, Line 1, by deleting the words "Grinder pump" and insert the word "Low" and further amend said bill and section, line 6, by deleting the words "grinder pump" and insert the word "low" and further amend said bill, page 2, line 21, by deleting the word "grinder" and insert the words "low pressure".

     Senator McKenna moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     Senator Caskey moved that SCS for SB 191, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     On motion of Senator Caskey, SCS for SB 191, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

     Senator Quick moved that SB 303, with SCA 1, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     SCA 1 was taken up.

     Senator Quick moved that SCA 1 be adopted, which motion failed.

     Senator Quick offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Bill No. 303, Pages 11, Section 238.227, Lines 3 and 4, by striking the following: "A district may also use tax increment financing pursuant to chapter 99, RSMo."; and

     Further amend said bill, pages 14-23, section 238.235, lines 1-305, by deleting all of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

     "238.235. 1. (1) Any [one of those] transportation development [districts described in subsection 9 of this section] district may by resolution impose a transportation development district sales tax on all retail sales made in such transportation development district which are subject to taxation [under] pursuant to the provisions of sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo, except such transportation development district sales tax shall not apply to the sale or use of motor vehicles, trailers, boats or outboard motors nor to public utilities. Such transportation development district sales tax may be imposed for any transportation development purpose designated by the transportation development district in its ballot of submission to its qualified voters, except that no resolution enacted pursuant to the authority granted by this section shall be effective unless the board of directors of the transportation development district submits to the qualified voters of the transportation development district, at a state general, primary, or special election, a proposal to authorize the board of directors of the transportation development district to impose a tax [under] pursuant to the provisions of this section.

     (2) The ballot of submission shall contain, but need not be limited to, the following language:

     Shall the transportation development district of ............ (transportation development district's name) impose a transportation development district-wide sales tax at the rate of .......... (insert amount) for a period of .......... (insert number) years from the date on which such tax is first imposed for the purpose of .......... (insert transportation development purpose)?

          [ ] YES     [ ] NO

If you are in favor of the question, place an "X" in the box opposite "YES". If you are opposed to the question, place an "X" in the box opposite "NO".

If a majority of the votes cast on the proposal by the qualified voters voting thereon are in favor of the proposal, then the resolution and any amendments thereto shall be in effect. If a majority of the votes cast by the qualified voters voting are opposed to the proposal, then the board of directors of the transportation development district shall have no power to impose the sales tax authorized by this section unless and until the board of directors of the transportation development district shall again have submitted another proposal to authorize it to impose the sales tax [under] pursuant to the provisions of this section and such proposal is approved by a majority of the qualified voters voting thereon.

     (3) [Within ten days after the adoption of any resolution in favor of the adoption of a transportation development district sales tax by the voters of such transportation development district, the transportation development district shall forward to the director of revenue, by United States registered mail or certified mail, a certified copy of the resolution of its board of directors. The resolution shall reflect the effective date thereof.] The sales tax authorized by this section shall become effective on the first day of the second calendar quarter [after the director of revenue receives notice of adoption of such tax] following adoption of the tax by the qualified voters.

     (4) In each transportation development district in which a sales tax has been imposed in the manner provided by this section, every retailer shall add the tax imposed by [the sales tax laws of the state of Missouri, by] the transportation development district pursuant to this section[, and all other applicable local sales taxes which are collected by the director of revenue, to his] to the retailer's sale price, and when so added such [combined] tax shall constitute a part of the price, shall be a debt of the purchaser to the retailer until paid, and shall be recoverable at law in the same manner as the purchase price. [The combined rate of the state sales tax, any city sales tax, transportation sales tax, tax for education and highways, county, sales taxes, and all transportation development district sales taxes shall be the sum of the combined rates, multiplying the combined tax rate times the amount of the sale.]

     (5) In order to permit sellers required to collect and report the sales tax authorized by this section to collect the amount required to be reported and remitted, but not to change the requirements of reporting or remitting tax or to serve as a levy of the tax, and in order to avoid fractions of pennies, the [director of revenue shall] transportation development district may establish appropriate brackets which shall be used in [districts] the district imposing a tax [under] pursuant to this section in lieu of those brackets provided in section 144.285, RSMo.

     (6) All revenue received by a transportation development district from the tax authorized by this section which has been designated for a certain transportation development purpose shall be deposited in a special trust fund and shall be used solely for such designated purpose. Upon the expiration of the period of years approved by the qualified voters [under] pursuant to subdivision (2) of this subsection or if the tax authorized by this section is repealed [under] pursuant to subsection [8] 6 of this section, all funds remaining in the special trust fund shall continue to be used solely for such designated transportation development purpose. Any funds in such special trust fund which are not needed for current expenditures may be invested by the board of directors in accordance with applicable laws relating to the investment of other transportation development district funds.

     (7) The sales tax may be imposed at a rate of one-eighth of one percent, one-fourth of one percent, three-eighths of one percent, [or] one-half of one percent, or one percent on the receipts from the sale at retail of all tangible personal property or taxable services at retail within the transportation development district adopting such tax, if such property and services are subject to taxation by the state of Missouri [under] pursuant to the provisions of sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo, except such transportation development district sales tax shall not apply to the sale or use of motor vehicles, trailers, boats or outboard motors nor to public utilities. [If a city or county transportation sales tax or a county capital improvements sales tax already exists anywhere within the district, the maximum combined rate of these existing sales taxes with the transportation development district sales tax which may be imposed by the district shall not exceed one-half of one percent.] Any transportation development district sales tax imposed [under] pursuant to this section shall be imposed at a rate that shall be uniform throughout the district.

     2. The resolution imposing the sales tax [under] pursuant to this section shall impose upon all sellers a tax for the privilege of engaging in the business of selling tangible personal property or rendering taxable services at retail to the extent and in the manner provided in sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo, and the rules and regulations of the director of revenue issued pursuant thereto; except that the rate of the tax shall be the rate imposed by the resolution as the sales tax[. The amount reported and returned to the director of revenue by the seller shall be computed on the basis of the combined rate of the tax imposed by sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo, and the tax imposed by the resolution as authorized by this section, plus any amounts imposed under other provisions of law] and the tax shall be reported and returned to and collected by the transportation development district.

     3. On and after the effective date of any tax imposed [under] pursuant to this section, the [director of revenue] transportation development district shall perform all functions incident to the administration, collection, enforcement, and operation of the tax[, and the director of revenue shall collect, in addition to all other sales taxes imposed by law, the additional tax authorized under this section]. The tax imposed [under] pursuant to this section [and the taxes imposed under all other laws of the state of Missouri] shall be collected [together] and reported upon such forms and under such administrative rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the [director of revenue] transportation development district.

     4. (1) All applicable provisions contained in sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo, governing the state sales tax, sections 32.085 and 32.087, RSMo, and section 32.057, RSMo, the uniform confidentiality provision, shall apply to the collection of the tax imposed by this section, except as modified in this section.

     (2) All exemptions granted to agencies of government, organizations, persons and to the sale of certain articles and items of tangible personal property and taxable services [under] pursuant to the provisions of sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo, are hereby made applicable to the imposition and collection of the tax imposed by this section.

     (3) The same sales tax permit, exemption certificate and retail certificate required by sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo, for the administration and collection of the state sales tax shall satisfy the requirements of this section, and no additional permit or exemption certificate or retail certificate shall be required; except that the [director of revenue] transportation development district may prescribe a form of exemption certificate for an exemption from the tax imposed by this section.

     (4) All discounts allowed the retailer [under] pursuant to the provisions of the state sales tax laws for the collection of and for payment of taxes [under] pursuant to such laws are hereby allowed and made applicable to any taxes collected [under] pursuant to the provisions of this section.

     (5) The penalties provided in section 32.057, RSMo, and sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo, for violation of those sections are hereby made applicable to violations of this section.

     (6) For the purpose of a sales tax imposed by a resolution pursuant to this section, all retail sales except retail sales of motor vehicles shall be deemed to be consummated at the place of business of the retailer unless the tangible personal property sold is delivered by the retailer or [his] the retailer's agent to an out-of-state destination or to a common carrier for delivery to an out-of-state destination. In the event a retailer has more than one place of business in this state which participates in the sale, the sale shall be deemed to be consummated at the place of business of the retailer where the initial order for the tangible personal property is taken, even though the order must be forwarded elsewhere for acceptance, approval of credit, shipment or billing. A sale by a retailer's employee shall be deemed to be consummated at the place of business from which [he] the employee works.

     [(7) For the purposes of a sales tax imposed by a resolution pursuant to this section, all retail sales of motor vehicles shall be deemed to be consummated at the residence of the purchaser and not at the place of business of the retailer or the place of business from which the retailer's employee works.]

     5. (1) All sales taxes collected by the [director of revenue under this section on behalf of any] transportation development district[, less one percent for the cost of collection, which shall be deposited in the state's general revenue fund after payment of premiums for surety bonds as provided in this section,] shall be deposited [in the state treasury to the credit of the "Transportation Development District Sales Tax Fund", which is hereby created. Moneys in the transportation development district sales tax fund shall not be deemed to be state funds and shall not be commingled with any funds of the state] by the transportation development district in a special fund to be expended for the purposes authorized in this section. The [director of revenue] transportation development district shall keep accurate records of the amount of money which was collected [in each transportation development district imposing a sales tax under] pursuant to this section, and the records shall be open to the inspection of officers of each transportation development district and the general public. [Not later than the tenth day of each month, all moneys deposited during the preceding month due the transportation development districts imposing the tax authorized by this section shall be distributed by the state treasurer.

     (2) The director of revenue may authorize the state treasurer to make refunds from the amounts credited to any transportation development district for erroneous payments and overpayments made, and may authorize the state treasurer to redeem dishonored checks and drafts deposited to the credit of such districts. If any transportation development district repeals the tax authorized by this section, the transportation development district shall notify the director of revenue of the action at least ninety days prior to the effective date of the repeal and the director of revenue may order retention, for a period of one year, of two percent of the amount collected after receipt of such notice to cover possible refunds or overpayment of such tax and to redeem dishonored checks and drafts deposited to the credit of such accounts. After one year has elapsed after the effective date of repeal of the tax authorized by this section in such transportation development district, the director of revenue shall authorize the state treasurer to remit the balance in the account to the transportation development district and close the account of that transportation development district. The director of revenue shall notify each transportation development district of each instance of any amount refunded or any check redeemed from receipts due the transportation development district.

     (3) The director of revenue shall annually report on his management of the administration of the sales taxes authorized by this section. He shall provide each transportation development district imposing the tax authorized by this section with a detailed accounting of the source of all funds received by him for the transportation development district. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, the state auditor shall annually audit the trust fund. A copy of the director's report and annual audit shall be forwarded to each transportation development district imposing the tax authorized by this section.

     (4) The director of revenue, and any of his deputies, assistants, and employees who shall have any duties or responsibilities in connection with the collection, deposit, transfer, transmittal, disbursement, safekeeping, accounting, or recording of funds which come into the hands of the director of revenue under the provisions of this section shall enter a surety bond or bonds payable to any and all districts in whose behalf such funds have been collected under this section in the amount of one hundred thousand dollars, except that the director of revenue may enter into a blanket bond or bonds covering himself and all such deputies, assistants, and employees. The cost of the premium or premiums for the surety bond or bonds shall be paid by the director of revenue from the share of the collection retained by the director of revenue for the benefit of the state.

     6. Transportation development district taxes imposed pursuant to this section and use taxes on the purchase and sale of motor vehicles shall not be collected and remitted by the seller, but shall be collected by the director of revenue at the time application is made for a certificate of title, if the address of the applicant is within a transportation development district imposing a sales tax under this section. The amounts so collected, less the one percent collection cost, shall be distributed in accordance with subsection 5 of this section.

     7. (1) In any transportation development district in which a transportation development district sales tax has been imposed under this section, if any person is delinquent in the payment of the amount required to be paid by him under this section or has had a determination made against him for taxes and penalty under this section, the limitation for bringing suit for the collection of the delinquent tax and penalty shall be the same as that provided in sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo. Where the director of revenue has determined that suit must be filed against any person for the collection of delinquent taxes due the state under the state sales tax laws, and where such person is also delinquent in payment of taxes under this section, the director of revenue shall notify the transportation development district to which delinquent taxes are due under this section, by United States registered mail or certified mail, at least ten days before turning the case over to the attorney general. The transportation development district, acting through its attorney, may join in such suit as a party plaintiff to seek a judgment for the delinquent taxes and penalty due such transportation development district. In the event any person fails or refuses to pay the amount of any sales tax due under this section, the director of revenue shall promptly notify the treasurer or other designated officer of the transportation development district to which the tax would be due so that appropriate action may be taken by the transportation development district.

     (2) Where property is seized by the director of revenue under the provision of any law authorizing seizure of the property of a taxpayer who is delinquent in payment of the tax imposed by the state sales tax laws, and where such taxpayer is also delinquent in payment of any tax imposed by this section, the director of revenue shall permit the transportation development district to join in any sale of property to pay the delinquent taxes and penalties due the state and to the transportation development district under this section. The proceeds from such sale shall first be applied to all sums due the state, and the remainder, if any, shall be applied to all sums due such transportation development district under this section.

     8.] 6. (1) No transportation development district imposing a sales tax pursuant to this section may repeal or amend such sales tax unless such repeal or amendment [is submitted to and approved by the voters of the transportation development district in the manner provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection] will not impair the district's ability to repay any liabilities which it has incurred, money which it has borrowed or revenue bonds, notes or other obligations which it has issued or which have been issued by the commission or any local transportation authority to finance any project or projects.

     (2) Whenever the board of directors of any transportation development district in which a transportation development sales tax has been imposed in the manner provided by this section receives a petition, signed by ten percent of the [registered] qualified voters [of such transportation development district voting in the last gubernatorial election,] calling for an election to repeal such transportation development sales tax, the board of directors shall, if such repeal will not impair the district's ability to repay any liabilities which it has incurred, money which it has borrowed or revenue bonds, notes or other obligations which it has issued or which have been issued by the commission or any local transportation authority to finance any project or projects, submit to the qualified voters of such transportation development district a proposal to repeal the transportation development sales tax imposed [under] pursuant to the provisions of this section. If a majority of the votes cast on the proposal by the [registered] qualified voters voting thereon are in favor of the proposal to repeal the transportation development sales tax, then the resolution imposing the transportation development sales tax, along with any amendments thereto, is repealed. If a majority of the votes cast by the [registered] qualified voters voting thereon are opposed to the proposal to repeal the transportation development sales tax, then the ordinance or resolution imposing the transportation development sales tax, along with any amendments thereto, shall remain in effect.

     [9. The transportation development district sales tax authorized by this section may only be imposed by a transportation development district which consists of:

     (1) All of one or more entire counties;

     (2) All of one or more entire cities; or

     (3) All of one or more entire counties and one or more entire cities which are totally outside the boundaries of those counties; and contains no other area. For the purpose of this subsection only, "county" means any county of the state of Missouri and the city of St. Louis; and "city" means any incorporated city, town or village in the state of Missouri with a population of five hundred or more, except those within a first class county operating under a charter form of government which does not contain a city or part of a city of over four hundred thousand inhabitants.]".

     Senator Quick moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     Senator Ehlmann offered SA 2:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

     Amend Senate Bill No. 303, Page 3, Section 238.207, Line 16, by inserting after all of said line the following:

     "4. Alternatively, the governing body of a city not within a county or any first class county within fifty miles of such city not within a county may petition in the circuit court of that city or county to request the creation of a district. The governing bodies of at least three of the other described jurisdictions shall join in the petition; otherwise the petition shall not be valid. The purpose of a district formed under this subsection shall be the operation of any international airport located in Missouri within fifty miles of a city not within a county, as described in section 238.223."; and

     Further amend said bill, page 3, section 238.207, line 43, by inserting immediately after all of said line the following:

     "(9) If the district is intended to operate any international airport within the district, a statement of that intent;"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 3, Section 238.207, Line 44, by striking the number "(9)" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "[(9)] (10)"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 4, Section 238.207, Line 50, by striking the number "(10)" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "[(10)] (11)"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 4, Section 238.210, Line 1, by inserting immediately before the word "Within" the following: "Except as provided in subsection 3 of this section,"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 5, Section 238.210, Line 39, by inserting immediately after all of said line the following:

     "3. Any petition for a district which is created to operate an international airport within fifty miles of the City of St. Louis shall be ordered certified for voter approval without the need for a declaratory judgment if the petition is properly filed."; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 5, Section 238.210, Line 40, by striking the number "3." and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "[3.] 4."; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 5, Section 238.212, Line 2, by inserting before the word "If" the words "Except as provided in subsection 2,"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 6, Section 238.212, Line 32, by inserting after all of said line the following:

     "2. If the petition is filed to create a district to operate an international airport located within fifty miles of the City of St. Louis, the circuit clerk in whose office the petition was filed shall give notice to the public by causing one or more newspapers of general circulation serving the counties contained in the district to publish once a week for four consecutive weeks a notice substantially in the following form:

NOTICE OF PETITION TO SUBMIT TO A

POPULAR VOTE

THE CREATION OF A

TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

     Notice is hereby given to all persons residing in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, Franklin County and St. Charles County, within the state of Missouri, that a petition has been filed asking that upon voter approval, a transportation development district by the name of "................. Transportation Development District" be formed for the purpose of operating the following transportation facility: (here summarize the proposal). A copy of this petition is on file and available at the office of the clerk of the circuit court of ............. County, located at ................., Missouri.

................. Clerk of the Circuit Court of .............. County"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 6, Section 238.212, Line 33, by striking the number "2." and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "[2.] 3."; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 6, Section 238.215, Line 7, by inserting immediately after the number "2." the words "Except as provided in subsection 3,"; and further on line 18, by inserting after all of said line the following:

     "3. For a district created to operate an international airport within fifty miles of the city of St. Louis, the question shall be submitted in substantially the following form:

     Shall there be organized in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, Franklin County and St. Charles County, within the state of Missouri, a transportation development district, to be known as the "................ Transportation Development District" for the purpose of operating the following transportation facility: (here summarize the proposal and require each voter to approve or disapprove of each project)?"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 6, Section 238.215, Line 19, by striking the number "3." and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "[3.] 4."; and

     Further amend said bill, page 9, section 238.220, line 1, by striking "Notwithstanding" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "Except as provided in subsection 2 of this section and notwithstanding"; and further on page 10, line 27 of said section, by inserting after all of line 27 the following:

     "2. In any district created to operate an international airport within fifty miles of the city of St. Louis, the district board of directors shall be formed as provided in this subsection. The mayor of the city of St. Louis, the county executive of St. Louis County, the county executive of St. Charles County and the county commissions of Jefferson and Franklin Counties, with the advice and consent of their respective governing bodies, shall each appoint one member of the authority for each one hundred thirty thousand residents in the city or county according to the latest decennial census. In no event shall any appointing authority for a city or county appoint a majority of the members of the board. The first, third and fifth members initially appointed by an appointing authority shall be appointed for a term of four years. The second, fourth and sixth initial members shall be appointed for a term of two years. Appointments subsequent to the initial appointments shall be for a term of four years. Each member shall be subject to removal by the appointing authority. Any fraction of a year shall be considered a full year and each member's term of office shall expire on the appropriate fifteenth day of January, but he shall continue to hold office until his successor is appointed and qualified. One more than one-half of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum. Vacancies occurring in the membership shall be filled by appointment by the person making the original appointment for the unexpired remainder of the term. The board membership shall elect a member to serve as chairman. No person shall be appointed to the board who is an elected official of the state of Missouri or any political subdivision thereof. No person shall be appointed to the board who is actively engaged or employed in commercial aeronautics. The members of the board shall receive as compensation for their services twenty-five dollars per day for the time spent in the performance of their official duties, and also their necessary traveling and other expenses incurred while actually engaged in the discharge of their official duties."; and by renumbering the remaining subsections accordingly; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 11, Section 238.227, Line 1, by inserting immediately before said line the following:

     "238.223. 1. A district may be formed as provided in subsection 4 of section 238.207 to operate any international airport located within fifty miles of a city not within a county. Any district so formed shall honor all bonds, debts, outstanding obligations and contacts of any airport authority, city and the airport affected.

     2. The operation of the international airport by the board shall replace the operation of the airport by any other entity created by local ordinance beginning on January 15, 1998. However, nothing in sections 238.200 to 238.275 shall be construed to change the ownership of such international airport.

     3. A district formed to operate such an international airport shall not have the authority to impose any additional funding methods as described in sections 238.200 to 238.275.

     4. A district formed to operate such an international airport shall have all the powers given to the Missouri-St. Louis metropolitan airport authority under sections 305.500 to 305.585, RSMo."; and

     Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

     Senator Ehlmann moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

     On motion of Senator Quick, SB 303, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

     At the request of Senator Mathewson, SB 165, with SCS, was placed on the Informal Calendar.

     Senator Staples moved that SB 315, with SCA 1, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     SCA 1 was taken up.

     Senator Staples moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     Senator Rohrbach offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Bill No. 315, Page 2, Section 304.050, Line 28, by adding immediately after the period and before the word "the" the following, "Except as otherwise provided in this section,"; and

     Further amend said bill, by adding on page 2, section 304.050, line 32 immediately after the word "unloading." the following:

     "The driver of a school bus in the process of loading or unloading students upon a divided highway of four or more lanes may pull off of the main roadway and load or unload students without activating the mechanical and electrical signaling devices in a manner which gives the signal for other drivers to stop and may use the amber signaling devices to alert motorists that the school bus is slowing to a stop; provided that the passengers are not required to cross any traffic lanes and also provided that the emergency flashing signal lights are activated in a manner which indicates that drivers should proceed with caution, and in such case, the driver of a vehicle may proceed past the school bus with due caution."; and

     Further amend said bill, by adding on page 2, section 304.050, line 39, immediately after the word "least" the words,

     "Five hundred feet in each direction to drivers of other vehicles in the case of a highway with no shoulder and a speed limit greater than sixty miles per hour and at least"; and

     Further amend said bill by deleting on page 2, section 304.050, line 40 immediately after the word "upon" the words, "the highway and then" and by inserting in lieu thereof the words, "other highways, and on all highways,".

     Senator Rohrbach moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     On motion of Senator Staples, SB 315, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

     Senator DePasco moved that SB 142, with SCA 1, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     SCA 1 was taken up.

     Senator DePasco moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     Senator Quick assumed the Chair.

     Senator McKenna offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Bill No. 142, Page 5, Section 367.044, Line 138 by inserting immediately after said line the following:

     "8. When an item of property is the subject of a lease or rental transaction between the claimant and the claimant's lessee or rental customer at the time it is delivered into the possession of the pawnbroker, the property shall not be deemed misappropriated unless it bears a conspicuous permanent label or marking identifying it as the claimant's property. Property subject to a lease or rental transaction which is not marked as provided in the subsection may be recovered by the claimant upon payment to the pawnbroker of all moneys owing to or advanced by the pawnbroker in the pawn or purchase transaction, including accrued pawn service charges in pawn transactions, and upon producing evidence identifying the property as having been the property of the claimant and leased or rented at the time the property was placed in the pawnbroker's possession. The pawnbroker shall be free from liability in connection with the recovery of leased or rental property pursuant to this subsection.".

     Senator McKenna moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     On motion of Senator DePasco, SB 142, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

     Senator Scott moved that SB 222, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     SCS for SB 222, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 222

     An Act to repeal sections 104.374, 104.415 and 104.612, RSMo 1994, and sections 104.395, 287.820 and 476.601, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to retirement of state officers and employees, and to enact in lieu thereof six new sections relating to the same subject.

     Was taken up.

     Senator Scott moved that SCS for SB 222 be adopted.

     Senator Caskey offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 222, Page 2, Section 104.395, Line 13, by inserting immediately after the word "spouse", the following:

". Such member's reduction shall take into consideration and be calculated at an amount equal to the difference between the member's normal annuity as in effect on August 28, 1997, which the member could have received had the member chosen option 2 of this section and the reduced annuity which occurred under option 2 prior to the effective date of this section, as currently determined by actuarial calculations"; and

     Further amend said bill, section 104.612, page 11, line 186, by inserting immediately after "1997" the following: ";

     (5) Any retired member who terminated employment on or after October 1, 1984, who is receiving an annuity on August 28, 1997, and who elected a normal annuity or one of the options providing for a continuing lifetime annuity to a surviving spouse, shall, upon application be made, constituted and appointed by the board as a special consultant on the problems of retirement, aging and other matters relating to retirement and, upon request, shall give opinions, in writing or orally, in response to requests of the board. As compensation for the services required by this subsection, each special consultant may elect, in lieu of the benefits being received, to receive benefits under option 1 of section 104.395 as in effect on August 28, 1997. The election shall be made on or before January 1, 2000, and the member's benefit shall revert the first of the month, following receipt by the board of a written application, to an amount equal to the member's adjusted reduced annuity as adjusted for early retirement if applicable. The member's benefit shall include any formula or minimum benefit increases or both, and cost of living increases the retired member would have received since the date of retirement had the member elected option 1 of section 104.395 as in effect on August 28, 1997.

     (6) Any retired member who makes the application provided for by subdivision (5) of this subsection shall waive rights to any survivor annuity which may have otherwise been payable.

     (7) Any member who terminated employment on or after October 1, 1984, but before August 28, 1997, and who retires after August 28, 1997, may elect at retirement to become a special consultant as provided for in subdivision (5) of this subsection and elect upon retirement option 1 provided for under the provisions of section 104.395 as in effect on August 28, 1997".

     Senator Caskey moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     Senator Johnson offered SA 2:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

     Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 222, Page 1, Section A, Line 5, by inserting immediately after all of said line the following:

     "104.103. 1. Each member who was employed prior to August 28, 1997 and retires on or after May 12, 1981, shall receive each year [an] a percentage increase in the amount of benefits received by the member during the preceding year of eighty percent of the increase in the consumer price index determined in the manner hereinafter provided. Any such annual benefit increase, however, shall not exceed five percent, nor be less than four percent, and the total increase in the amount of benefits received pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not exceed sixty-five percent of the initial monthly benefit which the member received upon retirement or the benefit received immediately prior to October 1, 1986, whichever is later.

     2. Each member who is employed for the first time on or after August 28, 1997, and retires shall be entitled annually to a percentage increase in the retirement benefit payable equal to eighty percent of the increase in the consumer price index. Such benefit increase, however, shall not exceed five percent of the retirement benefit payable prior to the increase.

     3. Each member who is employed before August 28, 1997, and terminates employment or retires after that date shall be entitled to the annual benefit increase described in subsection 1 of this section. For such members, the annual benefit increase described in subsection 2 of this section shall not be effective until the year in which the member reaches the limit on total annual benefit increases provided by subsection 1 of this section. After that year, the member shall receive the annual benefit increase described in subsection 2 of this section.

     4. Survivors of members described in subsection 2 of this section shall be entitled to the annual benefit increase described in that subsection.

     [2.] 5. For the purposes of this section, any increase in the consumer price index shall be determined [by the board in February] in January of each year, [beginning with February of 1981,] based upon the percentage increase of (a) the consumer price index for the preceding calendar year over (b) the consumer price index for the calendar year immediately prior thereto. Any increase so determined shall be applied [by the board] in calculating any benefit increases that become payable under this section [for the twelve-month period beginning with the March first immediately following such determination] during the calendar year in which the determination is made and in no case shall the percentage be less than zero.

     [3.] 6. An annual increase, if any is due under either this section or section 104.612 for special consultants with the highways and transportation employees' and highway patrol retirement system, shall be payable monthly beginning on a date specified by the board.

     [4.] 7. For members who retire on or after August 28, 1994, in the event such member has chosen a joint and survivor option under the provisions of section 104.090 and the member's eligible spouse precedes the member in death, the member's benefit shall revert, effective the first of the month following receipt by the board of a written application for the benefit provided in this subsection, to an amount equal to the member's normal annuity, as adjusted for early retirement if applicable; such benefit shall include any increases the member would have received since the date of retirement had the member elected a normal annuity. In no event shall retroactive benefits be paid.

     [5.] 8. Effective on or after August 28, 1994, any retired member who had elected a joint and survivor payment option and whose spouse precedes or preceded the member in death, shall upon application to the board be made, constituted, appointed and employed by the board as a special consultant on the problems of retirement, aging and other state matters. As a special consultant under the provisions of this subsection, the member's reduced benefit will revert to a normal annuity as adjusted for early retirement if applicable, effective the first of the month following receipt by the board of a written application; such benefit shall include any increases the retired member would have received since the date of retirement had the member elected a normal annuity. In no event shall retroactive benefits be paid."; and

     Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

     Senator Johnson moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     Senator Scott moved that SCS for SB 222, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     On motion of Senator Scott, SCS for SB 222, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

     Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

     Senator Howard moved that SB 38 and SB 83, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     SCS for SBs 38 and 83, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 38 and 83

     An Act to repeal sections 210.150, 210.152 and 210.183, RSMo 1994, relating to reports of child abuse or neglect, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

     Was taken up.

     Senator Howard moved that SCS for SBs 38 and 83 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     On motion of Senator Howard, SCS for SBs 38 and 83 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

     On behalf of Senator Curls, Senator Caskey moved that SB 251, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     SCS for SB 251, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 251

     An Act to repeal sections 610.122 and 610.123, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to the expungement of certain criminal records, and to enact in lieu thereof ten new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

     Was taken up.

     Senator Caskey moved that SCS for SB 251 be adopted.

     Senator Sims offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 251, Page 3, Section 3, Line 4, by deleting "ten" and inserting "fifteen".

     Senator Sims moved that the above amendment be adopted.

     President Wilson assumed the Chair.

     Senator Mathewson resumed the Chair.

     At the request of Senator Sims, SA 1 was withdrawn.

     Senator Caskey offered SA 2, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

     Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 251, Page 4, Section 5, Line 8, by adding at the end of said line the following:

"Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, petitioners for expungement of their criminal records waive all rights of being employed by any Missouri-licensed gambling operation.".

     Senator Caskey moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     Senator McKenna offered SA 3, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3

     Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 251, Page 2, Section 610.122, Line 17, by striking the word "fifteen" and adding the word "ten" and further amend said bill, page 3, Section 3, line 5, by adding after the word "years" the following "in the case of a misdemeanor and fifteen consecutive years in the case of a felony".

     Senator McKenna moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     Senator Caskey moved that SCS for SB 251, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     On motion of Senator Caskey, SCS for SB 251, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

     At the request of Senator Scott, SB 10, with SCA 1, was placed on the Informal Calendar.

     Senator Caskey moved that SB 265, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     SCS for SB 265, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 265

     An Act to repeal sections 404.703, 404.705, 404.710, 404.714, 404.717, 404.723, 404.727 and 404.730, RSMo 1994, and section 404.719, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to powers of attorney, and to enact in lieu thereof nine new sections relating to the same subject.

     Was taken up.

     Senator Caskey moved that SCS for SB 265 be adopted.

     Senator Wilson resumed the Chair.

     At the request of Senator Caskey, SB 265, with SCS (pending), was placed on the Informal Calendar.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

     SB 427--By Mathewson, Scott, Wiggins, Bentley and Johnson.

     An Act relating to community improvement districts.

     SB 428--By Bentley.

     An Act to repeal sections 162.975 and 162.980, RSMo 1994, relating to state aid for special education programs, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

     SB 429--By Maxwell.

     An Act to repeal section 208.182, RSMo 1994, relating to the administration of public assistance programs, and to enact in lieu thereof four new sections relating to comprehensive fraud protection, with penalty provisions.

HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING

     The following Bill was read the 2nd time and referred to the Committee indicated:

     HB 99--Local Government and Economic Development.

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS

     The following Bill was read the 2nd time and referred to the Committee indicated:

     SB 416--Corrections and General Laws.

     Senator Mathewson resumed the Chair.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

     Senator Quick, Chairman of the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SCS for SB 263, begs leave to report that it has examined the same and finds that the bill has been truly perfected and that the printed copies furnished the Senators are correct.

     Senator Schneider, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred SB 243, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

     Senator Clay, Chairman of the Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, to which was referred SB 270, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

     Senator Johnson, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism, submitted the following reports:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism, to which was referred SB 63, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism, to which was referred SB 105, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

     Senator Maxwell, Chairman of the Committee on Financial and Governmental Organization, submitted the following reports:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Financial and Governmental Organization, to which was referred SB 340, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Financial and Governmental Organization, to which was referred SB 375, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

REFERRALS

     President Pro Tem McKenna referred SCS for SB 263; SB 247; SB 72; SCS for SB 55; and SB 69 to the Committee on State Budget Control.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR

     The following messages were received from the Governor, reading of which was waived:

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

February 20, 1997

TO THE SENATE OF THE 89th GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

     I have the honor to transmit to you herewith for your advice and consent the following appointment to office:

     Dorothy (Dottie) Ann Phelps, Democrat, 605 Felix Boulevard, Malden, New Madrid County, Missouri 63863, as the Public Member of the Real Estate Appraisers Commission, for a term ending September 12, 1999, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, reappointed to a full term.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

     Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

February 20, 1997

TO THE SENATE OF THE 89th GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

     I have the honor to transmit to you herewith for your advice and consent the following appointment to office:

     R. Thomas Dunn, Jr., D.V.M., Democrat, 512 Bryan Street, Houston, Texas County, Missouri 65483, as a member of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board, for a term ending August 29, 2000, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, reappointed to a full term.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

     Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

February 20, 1997

TO THE SENATE OF THE 89th GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI:

     I have the honor to transmit to you herewith for your advice and consent the following appointment to office:

     John T. Park, Ph.D., 506 West 11th Street, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri 65409, as a member of the Midwestern Higher Education Commission, for a term ending January 15, 2001, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, vacancy.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

     President Pro Tem McKenna referred the above appointments to the Committee on Gubernatorial Appointments.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE

     The following messages were 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 passed HB 410, entitled:

     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.

     Emergency clause adopted.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

     Also,

     Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HS for HCS for HB 454, entitled:

     An Act to repeal section 198.073, RSMo 1994, relating to residential care facilities I and II, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

     Also,

     Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 381, entitled:

     An Act to repeal section 301.010, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to motor vehicles, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

     Also,

     Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 211, entitled:

     An Act to repeal sections 266.152, 266.160, 266.165, 266.170, 266.175, 266.180, 266.185, 266.190, 266.200, 266.205, 266.210, 266.220, 276.401, 276.411, 276.421, 276.423, 276.426, 276.436, 276.441, 276.456, 276.461, 276.471, 276.486, 276.491, 276.501, 276.506, 276.511, 276.516, 411.115, 411.131, 411.180, 411.260, 411.261, 411.271, 411.278, 411.280, 411.283, 411.287, 411.321, 411.323, 411.325, 411.391, 411.405, 411.471, 411.517, 411.518 and 411.519, RSMo 1994, and sections 266.195, 411.026 and 411.070, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to agricultural products, and to enact in lieu thereof forty-nine new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions, an emergency clause and an effective date for certain sections.

     Emergency clause adopted.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

     Also,

     Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 141, entitled:

     An Act to repeal sections 407.980, 407.985 and 407.987, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to convenience store security, and to enact in lieu thereof four new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

     On behalf of Senator Curls, Chairman of the Committee on Insurance and Housing, Senator House submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Insurance and Housing, to which was referred SB 150, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

     Senator Howard, Chairman of the Committee on Aging, Families and Mental Health, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Aging, Families and Mental Health, to which was referred SB 97, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

     Senator Scott, Chairman of the Committee on Corrections and General Laws, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Corrections and General Laws, to which was referred SB 291, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

     Senator Clay, Chairman of the Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, to which was referred SB 333, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

     Senator Caskey, Chairman of the Committee on Ethics, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Ethics, to which were referred SB 239 and SB 45, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

     Senator Scott, Chairman of the Committee on Corrections and General Laws, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Corrections and General Laws, to which was referred SB 9, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass, with Senate Committee Amendment No. 1.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Bill No. 9, Page 4, Section 578.012, Lines 14-15, by striking all of said lines.

     Senator Staples, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred SB 334, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass, with Senate Committee Amendment No. 1.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Bill No. 334, Page 2, Section 136.055, Line 19 by inserting immediately after said line the following:

     "(4) For the preparation of any bill of sale or the preparation of any affidavit--one dollar;"; and further amend line 20, by striking "(4)" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(5)".

RESOLUTIONS

     Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 309, regarding the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Richards, Independence, which was adopted.

     Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 310, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. A. William Coil, Jr., Independence, which was adopted.

     Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 311, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Street, Independence, which was adopted.

     Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 312, regarding Jared Andrew Wheeler, Independence, which was adopted.

     Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 313, regarding Brandon Russell Schultz, Independence, which was adopted.

     Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 314, regarding Bryan Alan McKinney, Independence, which was adopted.

     Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 315, regarding Douglas Mark Seaver, Independence, which was adopted.

     Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 316, regarding Ronald Jeffrey Wages, Independence, which was adopted.

     Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 317, regarding John Prentice Roberts, Independence, which was adopted.

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