Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


THIRTIETH DAY--THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1997


     The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

     Senator Staples in the Chair.

     The Chaplain offered the following prayer:

     Our Father in Heaven, Jesus said, "Let your light so shine before men that they might see Your good works and glorify Your Father." Lord, make us a beacon and not a pen light. Keep us from shining our light in a corner to see the evil men do; but rather to let our light shine to show people the way to a better life. 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
DePascoEhlmannFlotronGoode
GravesHouseHowardJohnson
KenneyKinderKlarichLybyer
MathewsonMaxwellMcKennaMueller
QuickRohrbachRussellSchneider
ScottSimsSingletonStaples
WestfallWigginsYeckel--31
Absent with leave--Senators
ClayCurlsJacob--3

RESOLUTIONS

     Senator Lybyer offered Senate Resolution No. 326, regarding Mike Haslag, Linn, which was adopted.

     Senator Staples offered Senate Resolution No. 327, regarding Robert Hahn, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

     SB 450--By Mathewson.

     An Act to amend chapter 393, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to retail electric energy competition.

     SB 451--By Westfall.

     An Act to repeal sections 577.020 and 577.041, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to motor vehicles, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions and an emergency clause.

     SB 452--By Westfall.

     An Act to repeal section 302.181, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to motor vehicles, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

     SB 119 was placed on the Informal Calendar.

     SB 97 was placed on the Informal Calendar.

     Senator Mathewson moved that SB 119 be called from the Informal Calendar and taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     On motion of Senator Mathewson, SB 119 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

     Senator Schneider moved that SB 97 be called from the Informal Calendar and taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     Senator Flotron offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Bill No. 97, Page 2, Section 630.167, Line 20 of said section, by deleting the phrase "; except that," as it appears on said line and inserting in lieu thereof the phrase ". Complete copies of"; and

     Further amend said bill and section, line 22 of said section by inserting immediately before the period on said line the following, ", except that the name of the complainant or any person mentioned in the reports, or specific information that would directly result in the identification of the complainant or any other person shall not be disclosed unless such complainant or person mentioned in the report requests such disclosure."; and

     Further amend said bill and section, line 31 of said section by placing an opening bracket immediately before the word "The" as it appears on said line; and

     Further amend said bill and section, line 34 of said section by placing a closing bracket immediately after the word "therefrom" as it appears on said line; and

     Further amend said bill and section, lines 46 through 51, by deleting the bold faced language contained on said lines.

     Senator Flotron moved that the above amendment be adopted.

     Senator Childers offered SSA 1 for SA 1, which was read:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT NO. 1FOR SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Bill No. 97, Page 2, Section 630.167, Line 49, by inserting after the word "minutes" on said line the following "including any records of medication given, dosages of such medications, and the person prescribing such medication".

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

     Senator Wiggins assumed the Chair.

     Senator Schneider offered SA 2:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

     Amend Senate Bill No. 97, Page 2, Section 630.167, Line 20, by striking the following: "; except that," and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "[; except that,]. Complete copies of"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 2, Section 630.167, Line 22, by inserting immediately after the word "report" the following: "except that the name of the complainant or any person mentioned in the reports, or any specific job-related title or titles that would result in the identification of the complainant or any other person shall not be disclosed unless such complainant or person mentioned in the report requests such disclosure"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 2, Section 630.167, Line 31, by inserting an opening bracket "[" before the period "." on said line; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 2, Section 630.167, Line 34, by inserting a closing bracket "]" after the word "therefrom"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 2, Section 630.167, Lines 46-51, by striking all of said lines and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "adequate or appropriate care. Such committees may exist, either within department"; and

     Further amend Page 2, Section 630.167, Lines 47 and 49, by striking the words "proceedings, findings, deliberations".

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

     Senator Flotron offered SA 3, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3

     Amend Senate Bill No. 97, Page 2, Section 630.167, Line 51, by adding before the word "Such", the following: "Such report shall not be open unless authorized by said patient, resident or client.".

     Senator Flotron moved that the above amendment be adopted.

     At the request of Senator Schneider, SB 97, with SA 3 (pending), was placed on the Informal Calendar.

     Senator Scott moved that SB 291, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     SCS for SB 291, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 291

     An Act to repeal sections 339.503, 339.505, 339.507, 339.511, 339.515, 339.517, 339.519, 339.523, 339.525, 339.529, 339.530, 339.532 and 339.545, RSMo 1994, relating to real estate appraisers and to enact in lieu thereof sixteen new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

     Was taken up.

     Senator Scott moved that SCS for SB 291 be adopted.

     Senator Maxwell offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 291, Page 3, Section 339.503, Lines 9-11, by striking all of said lines and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "analysis;".

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

     Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

     Senator Caskey offered SA 2, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

     Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 291, Page 2, Section 339.501, Line 37, by inserting immediately after all of said line the following: ";

     (4) Any financial institution officer, director, employee or agent who performs in-house appraisals on loans of less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars".

     Senator Caskey moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed on a standing division vote.

     Senator Childers offered SA 3, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3

     Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 291, Page 1, Section 339.501, Line 2, by inserting after the word "state" on said line the following "except in counties of the third classification".

     Senator Childers moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion failed on a standing division vote.

     Senator Rohrbach offered SA 4, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 4

     Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 291, Page 2, Section 339.501, Line 37, by adding at the end of said line the following:

     "(4) An appraisal done at the request of any citizen of this state.".

     Senator Rohrbach moved that the above amendment be adopted.

     Senator Scott raised the point of order that SA 4 is out of order in that it attempts to amend previously amended material.

     The point of order was referred to the President Pro Tem, who ruled it not well taken.

     Senator Scott raised the point of order that SA 4 is out of order in that it amends line 37 which had previously been amended.

     The point of order was referred to the President Pro Tem, who ruled it not well taken.

     SA 4 was again taken up.

     At the request of Senator Scott, SB 291, with SCS and SA 4 (pending), was placed on the Informal Calendar.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

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

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SS for SB 271, 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.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, after examination of SB 392, respectfully requests that it be removed from the Senate Consent Calendar in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 45.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, after examination of SB 358, respectfully requests that it be removed from the Senate Consent Calendar in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 45.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, after examination of SB 187, respectfully requests that it be removed from the Senate Consent Calendar in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 45.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SCR 19, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the concurrent resolution do pass.

     Senator Scott, Chairman of the Committee on State Budget Control, submitted the following reports:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on State Budget Control, to which were referred SCS for SB 55; and SB 69, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bills do pass.

     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 380, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

     Senator Caskey, Chairman of the Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, to which was referred SB 361, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

     Senator Wiggins, Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which were referred SB 406, SB 418, SB 339, SB 12, SB 7, SB 110, SB 156 and SB 35, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

     Senator Banks, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health and Welfare, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Public Health and Welfare, to which were referred SB 202, SB 23 and SB 183, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

     Senator Caskey, Chairman of the Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, to which was referred SB 367, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

     Senator Mathewson, Chairman of the Committee on Local Government and Economic Development, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Local Government and Economic Development, to which were referred SB 258 and SB 228, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

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

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred SB 140, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

     Senator Lybyer, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred SB 176, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

     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 24, 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. 24, Page 2, Section 376.385, Line 18, by inserting immediately after all of said line the following:

     "4. Nothing in this section shall apply to accident-only, specified disease, hospital indemnity, Medicare supplement, long-term care, or other limited benefit health insurance policies.".

     Senator Goode, Chairman of the Committee on Commerce and Environment, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Commerce and Environment, to which was referred SB 120, 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. 120, Page 13, Section 304.157, Line 83, by inserting immediately after "towed" the following: "The copy may be produced and sent by facsimile machine or other device which produces a near exact likeness of the print and signatures required, but only if the law enforcement agency receiving the report has the technological capability of receiving such copy.".

     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 223, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

     On behalf of Senator Johnson, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism, Senator Mathewson submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism, to which was referred SB 79, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

     Senator DePasco, Chairman of the Committee on Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs, to which was referred SB 208, 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. 208, Page 2, Section 173.239, Line 20, by striking the opening bracket "[" on said line; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 2, Section 173.239, Line 23, by striking the closing bracket "]" on said line; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 3, Section 173.239, Line 33, by striking the opening bracket "[" on said line; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 3, Section 173.239, Line 35, by striking the closing bracket "]" on said line.

     Senator House, Chairman of the Committee on Education, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Education, to which was referred SJR 12, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the joint resolution do pass.

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

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Financial and Governmental Organization, to which was referred SB 6, 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. 6, Page 1, In the Title, Line 15, by striking the word "section" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "sections"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 1, In the Title, Line 15, by inserting immediately after the number "400.9-306" the following: "and 400.9-402"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 1, In the Title, Line 16, by striking the word "eighty-five" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "eighty-seven"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 2, Section A, Line 13, by striking the word "section" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "sections"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 2, Section A, Line 13, by inserting immediately after the number "400.9-306" the following: "and 400.9-402"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 2, Section A, Line 14, by striking the word "eighty-five" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "eighty-seven"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 2, Section A, Line 20, by inserting immediately after the number "400.8-116" the number "400.8-117,"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 2, Section A, Line 28, by striking the word "and" and inserting in lieu thereof a comma ","; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 2, Section A, Line 28, by inserting immediately after the number "400.9-312" the following: "and 400.9-402"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 32, Section 400.8-116, Line 8, by inserting immediately after all of said line the following:

     "400.8-117. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any fiduciary holding securities in its fiduciary capacity and any insurance company with respect to its general account or separate accounts, any bank or trust company holding securities as a custodian or managing agent, and any bank or trust company holding securities as custodian for a fiduciary or insurance company is authorized to deposit or arrange for the deposit of such securities in a clearing corporation, or in a federal reserve bank under book-entry system. When such securities are so deposited with a clearing corporation, certificates representing securities of the same class of the same issuer may be merged and held in bulk in the name of the nominee of such clearing corporation by any person, regardless of the ownership of such securities, and certificates of small denomination may be merged into one or more certificates of larger denomination. The records of such fiduciary and the records of such bank or trust company acting as custodian, as managing agent, or as custodian for a fiduciary or insurance company shall at all times show the name of the party for whose account the securities are so deposited. Title to such securities may be transferred by bookkeeping entry on the books of such clearing corporation or federal reserve bank without physical delivery of certificates or documents representing such securities. A bank or trust company so depositing securities pursuant to this section shall be subject to such rules and regulations as the director of the division of finance, and, in the case of national banking associations, the comptroller of the currency, may from time to time issue. An insurance company depositing securities pursuant to this section shall be subject to such rules and regulations as the director of the department of insurance may from time to time issue. A bank or trust company acting as custodian for a fiduciary or insurance company shall, on demand by the fiduciary or insurance company, certify in writing to the fiduciary or insurance company the securities so deposited by such bank or trust company in such clearing corporation or federal reserve bank for the account of such fiduciary or insurance company. A fiduciary shall, on demand by any party to a judicial proceeding, or on demand by the attorney for such party, certify in writing to such party the securities deposited by such fiduciary in such clearing corporation or federal reserve bank for its account as such fiduciary. This section shall apply to any fiduciary holding securities in its fiduciary capacity, any insurance company with respect to its general account or separate accounts, and to any bank or trust company holding securities as a custodian, managing agent, or custodian for a fiduciary, or insurance company, acting on September 28, 1979, or who, thereafter, may act regardless of the date of the agreement, instrument, or court order by which it is appointed, and regardless of whether or not such fiduciary, insurance company, custodian, managing agent, or custodian for a fiduciary owns capital stock of such clearing corporation. For purposes of this subsection, "clearing corporation" shall also include securities intermediary as that term is defined in section 400.8-102(a)(14).

     2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the state treasurer may permit bonds standing as security for moneys deposited by him in banking institutions under the provisions of chapter 30, RSMo, to be deposited in book-entry collateral accounts maintained in a federal reserve bank or other clearing corporation as defined in section 400.8-102, or deposited with a banking institution in safekeeping for the state treasurer under procedures agreed upon by the governor, state auditor and state treasurer. The governor, state auditor and state treasurer shall also agree upon procedures to verify that the bonds are actually recorded in a book-entry collateral account or actually held in safekeeping.

     3. Securities, of the kind and type in which insurance companies are permitted to invest their funds, deposited in a clearing corporation or in book-entry accounts maintained in a federal reserve bank by an insurance company shall be eligible for deposit under any and all provisions of the insurance laws of this state relating to deposit of securities with the director of the department of insurance. The director shall establish procedures to verify that the securities are actually recorded in a book-entry account or actually held in safekeeping by a clearing corporation. Such procedures shall also provide that said securities on deposit with the department of insurance cannot be withdrawn by the insurance company without the approval of the director."; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 64, Section 400.9-203, Lines 12 and 13, by striking the words "crops growing or to be grown or"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 72, Section 400.9-312, Line 57, by inserting immediately after all of said line the following:

     "400.9-402. (1) A financing statement is sufficient if it gives the names of the debtor and the secured party, is signed by the debtor, gives an address of the secured party from which information concerning the security interest may be obtained, gives a mailing address of the debtor and contains a statement indicating the types, or describing the items, of collateral. A financing statement may be filed before a security agreement is made or a security interest otherwise attaches. [When the financing statement covers crops growing or to be grown, the statement must also contain a description of the real estate concerned.] When the financing statement covers timber to be cut or covers minerals or the like (including oil and gas) or accounts subject to subsection (5) of section 400.9-103, or when the financing statement is filed as a fixture filing (section 400.9-313) and the collateral is goods which are or are to become fixtures, the statement must also comply with subsection (5). A copy of the security agreement is sufficient as a financing statement if it contains the above information and is signed by the debtor. A carbon, photographic or other reproduction of a security agreement or a financing statement is sufficient as a financing statement if the security agreement so provides or if the original has been filed in this state.

     (2) A financing statement which otherwise complies with subsection (1) is sufficient when it is signed by the secured party instead of the debtor if it is filed to perfect a security interest in:

     (a) collateral already subject to a security interest in another jurisdiction when it is brought into this state, or when the debtor's location is changed to this state. Such a financing statement must state that the collateral was brought into this state or that the debtor's location was changed to this state under such circumstances; or

     (b) proceeds under section 400.9-306 if the security interest in the original collateral was perfected. Such a financing statement must describe the original collateral; or

     (c) collateral as to which the filing has lapsed; or

     (d) collateral acquired after a change of name, identity or corporate structure of the debtor (subsection (7)).

     (3) A form substantially as follows is sufficient to comply with subsection (1):

     Name of debtor (or assignor) ............................

     Address ..............................................................

     Name of secured party (or assignee) ..............

     Address ..............................................................

     1. This financing statement covers the following types (or items) of property:

     (Describe) ...........................................................

     [2. (If collateral is crops) The above described crops are growing or are to be grown on:

     (Describe Real Estate) ....................................]

     [3.] 2. (If applicable) The above goods are to become fixtures on*

     *Where appropriate substitute either "The above timber is standing on ................." or "The above minerals or the like (including oil and gas) or accounts will be financed at the wellhead or minehead of the well or mine located on .........

     (Describe Real Estate) .............. and this financing statement is to be filed in the real estate records. (If the debtor does not have an interest of record) The name of a record owner is ...................................

     [4.] 3. (If products of collateral are claimed) Products of the collateral are also covered.

(use     ........................................... whichever      Signature of Debtor (or Assignee)

is          ...............................................................

applicable) Signature of Secured Party (or Assignee)

     (4) A financing statement may be amended by filing a writing signed by both the debtor and the secured party. An amendment does not extend the period of effectiveness of a financing statement. If any amendment adds collateral, it is effective as to the added collateral only from the filing date of the amendment. In this article, unless the context otherwise requires, the term "financing statement" means the original financing statement and any amendments.

     (5) A financing statement covering timber to be cut or covering minerals or the like (including oil and gas) or accounts subject to subsection (5) of section 400.9-103, or a financing statement filed as a fixture filing (section 400.9-313) where the debtor is not a transmitting utility, must show that it covers this type of collateral, must recite that it is to be filed in the real estate records, and the financing statement must contain a description of the real estate sufficient if it were contained in a mortgage of the real estate to give constructive notice of the mortgage under the law of this state. If the debtor does not have an interest of record in the real estate, the financing statement must show the name of a record owner.

     (6) A mortgage is effective as a financing statement filed as a fixture filing from the date of its recording if (a) the goods are described in the mortgage by item or type, (b) the goods are or are to become fixtures related to the real estate described in the mortgage, (c) the mortgage complies with the requirements for a financing statement in this section other than a recital that it is to be filed in the real estate records, and (d) the mortgage is duly recorded. No fee with reference to the financing statement is required other than the regular recording and satisfaction fees with respect to the mortgage.

     (7) A financing statement sufficiently shows the name of the debtor if it gives the individual, limited liability company, partnership or corporate name of the debtor, whether or not it adds other trade names or the names of partners. Where the debtor so changes such debtor's name or in the case of an organization its name, identity or organizational structure that a filed financing statement becomes seriously misleading, the filing is not effective to perfect a security interest in collateral acquired by the debtor more than four months after the change, unless a new appropriate financing statement is filed before the expiration of that time. A financing statement shall not be deemed seriously misleading for purposes of this section by the merger, consolidation, share exchange or conversion of a debtor from one type of entity (e.g. corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company) into another and a corresponding change in the debtor's name, providing the debtor's name changes only to the extent of adding or changing the designation of the debtor's form of organization, and by way of example and not of limitation, the change from "incorporation" or "inc." to "limited liability company" or "LLC" is not seriously misleading, provided it follows the debtor's name. A filed financing statement remains effective with respect to collateral transferred by the debtor even though the secured party knows of or consents to the transfer.

     (8) A financing statement substantially complying with the requirements of this section is effective even though it contains minor errors which are not seriously misleading.".

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

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred SB 275, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred SB 248, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

     Senator Mathewson, Chairman of the Committee on Local Government and Economic Development, submitted the following reports:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Local Government and Economic Development, to which was referred SB 20, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Local Government and Economic Development, to which was referred SB 21, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

     SB 453--By Sims.

     An Act to repeal sections 376.421, 376.424, 376.426, 379.930, 379.932, 379.934, 379.936, 379.938, 379.940, 379.942, 379.943, 379.944, 379.946 and 379.952, RSMo 1994, and section 379.950, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to compliance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, and to enact in lieu thereof twenty-two new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions and an emergency clause.

     SB 454--By Howard.

     An Act to amend chapters 172 and 173, RSMo, by adding thereto two new sections relating to boards appointed by the governing bodies of institutions of higher learning.

     SB 455--By Howard.

     An Act to repeal section 335.046, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to licensing of nurses, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

     SB 456--By Howard.

     An Act to repeal section 337.035, RSMo 1994, and section 337.020, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to the practice of psychology, and to enact in lieu thereof eight new sections relating to the same subject.

     SB 457--By Wiggins.

     An Act to amend chapter 71, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to local government.

     SB 458--By Wiggins.

     An Act to repeal section 143.751, RSMo 1994, relating to taxation, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

     SB 459--By Wiggins.

     An Act to repeal sections 2.040 and 2.050, RSMo 1994, relating to session laws, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

     SB 460--By Goode.

     An Act to repeal section 644.071, RSMo 1994, relating to appeals of water pollution permits, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

     SB 461--By Goode.

     An Act to amend chapter 393, RSMo, relating to gas, electric, water, heating and sewer companies, by adding thereto one new section relating to certain electrical corporations.

     SB 462--By Goode.

     An Act relating to land conservation and development.

     SB 463--By Kenney.

     An Act to repeal sections 573.040 and 573.060, RSMo 1994, relating to the exposure of minors to online pornography, and to insert in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

     SB 464--By Yeckel.

     An Act relating to a preference by the state to purchase products and services of the blind.

     SB 465--By Singleton.

     An Act to amend chapter 650, RSMo, by adding thereto six new sections relating to a bureau of gaming security, with an effective date.

     SB 466--By McKenna.

     An Act to amend chapter 67, RSMo, by adding thereto three new sections relating to sports complex authorities.

     SB 467--By McKenna.

     An Act to repeal sections 376.421, 376.424, 376.426, 379.930, 379.932, 379.934, 379.936, 379.938, 379.940, 379.942, 379.943, 379.944, 379.946 and 379.952, RSMo 1994, and section 379.950, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to compliance with federal health care reforms, and to enact in lieu thereof twelve new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions and an emergency clause.

     SB 468--By Rohrbach.

     An Act to repeal section 160.522, RSMo 1994, relating to public reporting by school districts, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

     SJR 19--By House.

     Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing section 40 of article III of the Constitution of Missouri relating to school district boundaries, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to the same subject.

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS

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

     SB 427--Local Government and Economic Development.

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 HCS for HB 557, entitled:

     An Act to repeal sections 30.750, 30.756, 30.758 and 348.015, RSMo 1994, relating to economic development, and to enact in lieu thereof thirteen 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 107, entitled:

     An Act relating to a preference by the state to purchase products and services of the blind.

     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 516, entitled:

     An Act to repeal sections 407.815, 407.825 and 407.835, RSMo 1994, relating to motor vehicle franchise practices, and to enact in lieu thereof thirteen 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 229, entitled:

     An Act to repeal section 94.645, RSMo 1994, and section 94.665, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to sales taxation, 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.

     President Pro Tem McKenna assumed the Chair.

SIGNING OF BILLS

     The President Pro Tem announced that all other business would be suspended and HB 14, having passed both branches of the General Assembly, would be read at length by the Secretary, and if no objections be made, the bill would be signed by the President Pro Tem to the end that it may become law. No objections being made, the bill was so read by the Secretary and signed by the President Pro Tem.

     Senator Mathewson resumed the Chair.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

     Senator Schneider introduced to the Senate, students from McClure North High School, St. Louis; and Janette Taylor, Teresa Tocco, Andre Burns and Thomas Drieamo were made honorary pages.

     Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Crystal Moore, Sara Jefferies, Brian Thomas, Jennifer Camp and Homer Guernsey, Stockton.

     Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Smith, Springfield.

     Senator Ehlmann introduced to the Senate, Gene and Betty Ehlmann, St. Charles.

     Senator Singleton introduced to the Senate, Vickie Lybarger, Sterling Gant and Lorinda Southard, Webb City.

     Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. Larry Halverson, Springfield.

     On motion of Senator Quick, the Senate adjourned until 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 3, 1997.