Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


FORTY-THIRD DAY--THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1997


     The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

     Senator Johnson in the Chair.

     Senator Maxwell offered the following prayer:

     Our Most gracious Heavenly Father, we come to You as Your humble servants. Help us to constantly be mindful of our awesome responsibility of leading this Great State and those we serve into the next Century. We are thankful for our families and friends who support us in our tasks. We ask that You bless them and reward them for the sacrifices that they make so we can serve. We pray that You keep in our minds and hearts what Your word teaches us in the Book of Proverbs and that we keep constant vigilance for those who are in need. May we remember that while change is inevitable, that our trust in God must never change. In Jesus Name. Amen.

     The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

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

     The Journal of the previous day was read and approved.

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

Present--Senators
BanksBentleyCaskeyChilders
ClayCurlsDePascoEhlmann
FlotronGoodeGravesHouse
HowardJacobJohnsonKenney
KinderKlarichLybyerMathewson
MaxwellMcKennaMuellerQuick
RohrbachRussellSchneiderScott
SimsSingletonStaplesWestfall
WigginsYeckel--34
Absent with leave--Senators--None
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

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

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

     Carol Banta Walker, as a member of the Harris-Stowe State College Board of Regents;

     Also,

     Dallas G. Dickens and Mary Louise Bussabarger, as members of the Missouri Family Trust Board of Trustees;

     Also,

     G. Brad Williams, as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund;

     Also,

     John T. Park, Ph.D., as a member of the Midwestern Higher Education Commission;

     Also,

     William C. Brandes, as a member of the State Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services;

     Also,

     Dorothy (Dottie) Ann Phelps, as a public member of the Real Estate Appraisers Commission;

     Also,

     Jesse Jones, III, Gregory L. Solum and Neva G. Thurston, as members of the Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities;

     Also,

     Jane B. Klieve, as a member of the Missouri Women's Council;

     Also,

     Robert E. Bell, as a member of the Missouri Training and Employment Council.

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

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

     President Wilson assumed the Chair.

     Senator Johnson resumed the Chair.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

     SB 468, introduced by Senator Rohrbach, entitled:

     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.

     Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

     President Pro Tem McKenna assumed the Chair.

     On motion of Senator Rohrbach, SB 468 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BentleyCaskeyChildersClay
CurlsDePascoEhlmannFlotron
GoodeGravesHouseHoward
JacobJohnsonKenneyKinder
KlarichLybyerMathewsonMaxwell
McKennaMuellerQuickRohrbach
SchneiderScottSimsSingleton
StaplesWestfallWigginsYeckel--32
Nays--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
BanksRussell--2
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

     SB 424, introduced by Senator Staples, entitled:

     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.

     Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

     On motion of Senator Staples, SB 424 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BanksBentleyCaskeyChilders
CurlsDePascoEhlmannFlotron
GoodeGravesHouseHoward
JacobJohnsonKenneyKinder
KlarichLybyerMathewsonMaxwell
McKennaMuellerQuickRohrbach
SchneiderScottSimsSingleton
StaplesWestfallWigginsYeckel--32
Nays--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
ClayRussell--2
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

     SB 249, introduced by Senator Flotron, entitled:

     An Act to amend chapter 516, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to statutes of limitations.

     Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

     On motion of Senator Flotron, SB 249 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BanksBentleyCaskeyChilders
ClayCurlsDePascoEhlmann
FlotronGoodeGravesHouse
HowardJacobJohnsonKenney
KinderKlarichLybyerMathewson
MaxwellMcKennaMuellerQuick
RohrbachSchneiderScottSims
SingletonStaplesWestfallWiggins
Yeckel--33
Nays--Senators--None
Absent--Senators--Russell--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

     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 251; SCS for SB 140; SS for SB 367; and SS for SCS for SB 165, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bills do pass.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on State Budget Control, to which was referred HB 211, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

     Senator Quick announced that photographers from KY-3 had been given permission to take pictures in the Senate Chamber today.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

     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 by Senator Curls.

     On behalf of Senator Curls, Senator Caskey moved that SCS for SB 251 be read the third time and passed, which motion prevailed by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BanksCaskeyClayCurls
DePascoEhlmannGoodeHouse
JacobMathewsonMaxwellMcKenna
QuickRohrbachSchneiderSims
WigginsYeckel--18
Nays--Senators
BentleyChildersFlotronGraves
JohnsonKenneyKinderKlarich
LybyerMuellerRussellScott
SingletonStaplesWestfall--15
Absent--Senators--Howard--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

     SS for SB 367, introduced by Senator Caskey, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 367

     An Act to repeal section 217.705, RSMo 1994, and sections 565.084 and 571.030, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to probation and parole officers, and to enact in lieu thereof four new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

     Was taken up.

     On motion of Senator Caskey, SS for SB 367 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BanksBentleyCaskeyChilders
ClayCurlsDePascoEhlmann
FlotronGoodeGravesHouse
HowardJacobJohnsonKenney
KinderLybyerMathewsonMaxwell
McKennaMuellerQuickRohrbach
RussellScottSimsSingleton
StaplesWestfallWigginsYeckel--32
Nays--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
KlarichSchneider--2
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

     Senator Quick moved that motion lay on the table, 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 by Senator Caskey.

     On motion of Senator Caskey, SCS for SB 265 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BanksBentleyCaskeyChilders
ClayCurlsDePascoEhlmann
FlotronGoodeGravesHouse
HowardJacobJohnsonKenney
KinderKlarichLybyerMathewson
MaxwellMcKennaMuellerQuick
RohrbachRussellSchneiderSims
SingletonStaplesWestfallWiggins
Yeckel--33
Nays--Senators--Scott--1
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

     SB 303, introduced by Senator Quick, entitled:

     An Act to repeal sections 238.202, 238.207, 238.210, 238.212, 238.215, 238.220, 238.227, 238.230, 238.232, 238.235, 238.237 and 238.240, RSMo 1994, relating to transportation development districts, and to enact in lieu thereof thirteen new sections relating to the same subject.

     Was taken up.

     On motion of Senator Quick, SB 303 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BanksBentleyCaskeyChilders
ClayCurlsDePascoEhlmann
FlotronGoodeGravesHouse
HowardJacobJohnsonKenney
KinderKlarichLybyerMathewson
MaxwellMcKennaMuellerQuick
RohrbachRussellScottSims
SingletonStaplesWestfallWiggins
Yeckel--33
Nays--Senators--None
Absent--Senators--Schneider--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

     SCS for SB 140, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 140

     An Act to repeal sections 303.024, 303.025, 303.026, 303.030, 303.043 and 303.190, RSMo 1994, relating to financial responsibility for motor vehicles, and to enact in lieu thereof six new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions and an effective date.

     Was taken up by Senator Banks.

     On motion of Senator Banks, SCS for SB 140 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BanksBentleyCaskeyChilders
CurlsDePascoEhlmannGoode
GravesHouseHowardJacob
JohnsonKenneyLybyerMathewson
MaxwellMcKennaMuellerRussell
SchneiderScottSimsSingleton
StaplesWestfallWigginsYeckel--28
Nays--Senators
FlotronKinderRohrbach--3
Absent--Senators
ClayKlarichQuick--3
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

     SS for SCS for SB 165, introduced by Senator Mathewson, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 165

     An Act to repeal sections 135.208, 143.805, 148.064, 178.896, 620.1072 and 620.1078, RSMo 1994, and sections 135.100, 135.200, 135.225, 135.230, 135.247, 135.352, 135.460, 135.500, 135.503, 135.508, 135.516, 144.030, 178.895 and 447.710, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to the department of economic development, and to enact in lieu thereof thirty-nine new sections relating to the same subject.

     Was taken up.

     On motion of Senator Mathewson, SS for SCS for SB 165 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BanksBentleyCaskeyChilders
ClayCurlsDePascoEhlmann
FlotronGoodeGravesHouse
HowardJacobJohnsonKenney
KinderKlarichLybyerMathewson
MaxwellMcKennaMuellerQuick
RussellSchneiderScottSims
SingletonStaplesWestfallWiggins
Yeckel--33
Nays--Senators-Rohrbach--1
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

     Senator Johnson moved that HB 211, as amended, be called from the Informal Calendar and taken up for 3rd reading and final passage, which motion prevailed.

     On motion of Senator Johnson, HB 211, as amended, was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

Yeas--Senators
BanksBentleyCaskeyChilders
ClayCurlsDePascoEhlmann
FlotronGoodeGravesHouse
HowardJacobJohnsonKenney
KinderMathewsonMaxwellMcKenna
QuickRohrbachRussellScott
SimsSingletonStaplesWestfall
WigginsYeckel--30
Nays--Senators
KlarichLybyerMueller--3
Absent--Senators--Schneider--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

     The emergency clause was adopted by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BanksBentleyCaskeyChilders
ClayCurlsDePascoEhlmann
FlotronGoodeGravesHouse
HowardJacobJohnsonKenney
KinderLybyerMathewsonMaxwell
McKennaQuickRohrbachRussell
SchneiderScottSimsSingleton
StaplesWestfallWigginsYeckel--32
Nays--Senators
KlarichMueller--2
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators--None

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

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

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

     Senator Johnson resumed the Chair.

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

     Senator McKenna moved that SB 51, with SCS, SS No. 2 for SCS and SA 5 (pending), be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     SA 5 was again taken up.

     At the request of Senator Jacob, the above amendment was withdrawn.

     At the request of Senator McKenna, SS No. 2 for SCS for SB 51, as amended, was withdrawn.

     Senator McKenna offered SS No. 3 for SCS for SB 51, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE NO. 3 FOR

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 51

     An Act to repeal sections 452.150, 452.355, 452.370, 452.377, 452.405, 452.411, 452.416, 452.600, 452.605 and 454.496 RSMo 1994, and sections 452.340, 452.375 and 452.400, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to child custody and child support proceedings, and to enact in lieu thereof fourteen new sections relating to the same subject.

     Senator McKenna moved that SS No. 3 for SCS for SB 51 be adopted.

     Senator Klarich offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Substitute No. 3 for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 51, Page 17, Section 452.375, Line 23, by adding at the end thereof, the following:

     "13. A non-custodial parent, grandparent or great grandparent who was convicted of an illegal sex act under chapter 566 or 568.020 RSMo against a victim under the age of eighteen (18) shall not be allowed visitation until the offender is discharged from incarceration, parole or mandatory supervised release and the offender successfully completes a treatment program approved by the court.".

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

     Senator Jacob offered SA 2:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

     Amend Senate Substitute No. 3 for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 51, Page 28, Section 454.496, Line 19, by inserting immediately after all of said line the following:

     "Section 1. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 of section 452.455, RSMo, or subsection 6 of section 452.370, RSMo, to the contrary, the court with jurisdiction may decline to exercise jurisdiction in any modification proceeding if such court finds that exercise of its jurisdiction would be clearly inconvenient to either party to the proceeding. The court shall consider the following factors in determining whether exercise of its jurisdiction would be clearly inconvenient:

     (1) Place of residence of the parties;

     (2) Location of witnesses; and

     (3) The availability to either party of another, more convenient court with jurisdiction.

     2. A finding that a court is a clearly inconvenient forum pursuant to subsection 1 of this section may be made upon the court's own motion or upon the motion of either party to the proceeding."; and

     Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

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

     Senator Kenney offered SA 3:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3

     Amend Senate Substitute No. 3 for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 51, Page 17, Section 452.375, Line 23 of said page, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

     "3. In any court proceeding regarding the physical and legal custody of a child, the court shall not make a custody determination based upon the choice of education chosen for such child by the child's custodial parent or parents or legal guardian.

     The court shall not order the custodial parent or guardian to enroll the child in any school other than the school chosen by such custodial parent or legal guardian in compliance with state law.".

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

     Senator McKenna moved that SS No. 3 for SCS for SB 51, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     On motion of Senator McKenna, SS No. 3 for SCS for SB 51, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

     President Pro Tem McKenna resumed the Chair.

     Senator House moved that SB 168, with SCS and SS for SCS and SA 10 (pending), be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     SA 10 was again taken up.

     At the request of Senator Johnson, the above amendment was withdrawn.

     Senator Johnson offered SA 11:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 11

     Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 168, Page 1, Section A, Line 5 of said section, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

     "[143.105. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 143.071, to the contrary, a tax is hereby imposed upon the Missouri taxable income of corporations in an amount equal to five percent of Missouri taxable income.]

     [143.106. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 143.171, to the contrary, a taxpayer shall be allowed a deduction for his federal income tax liability under chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code for the same taxable year for which the Missouri return is being filed after reduction for all credits thereon, except the credit for payments of federal estimated tax, the credit for the overpayment of any federal tax, and the credits allowed by the Internal Revenue Code by section 31 (tax withheld on wages), section 27 (tax of foreign country and United States possessions), and section 34 (tax on certain uses of gasoline, special fuels, and lubricating oils).

     2. If a federal income tax liability for a tax year prior to the applicability of sections 143.011 to 143.996 for which he was not previously entitled to a Missouri deduction is later paid or accrued, he may deduct the federal tax in the later year to the extent it would have been deductible if paid or accrued in the prior year.]

     [143.107. 1. Sections 143.105 and 143.106 shall become effective only if the question prescribed in subsection 2 of this section is submitted to a statewide vote and a majority of the qualified voters voting on the issue approve such question, and not otherwise.

     2. If the supreme court of Missouri does not affirm in whole or in part the decision in the case of COMMITTEE FOR EDUCATION EQUALITY, et al., v. STATE OF MISSOURI, et al., No. CV 190-1371CC, and LEE'S SUMMIT SCHOOL DISTRICT R-VII, et al., v. STATE OF MISSOURI, et al., No. CV 190-510CC, a statewide election shall be held on the first regularly scheduled statewide election date after such a ruling at which an election can be held pursuant to chapter 115, RSMo. At such election the qualified voters of this state shall vote on the question of whether the taxes prescribed in sections 143.105 and 143.106 shall be applied to all taxable years beginning on or after the date of such election and not otherwise. If the voters approve such question, sections 160.500 to 160.538, sections 160.545 and 160.550, sections 161.099 and 161.610, RSMo, sections 162.203 and 162.1010, RSMo, section 163.023, RSMo, sections 166.275 and 166.300, RSMo, section 170.254, RSMo, section 173.750, RSMo, and sections 178.585 and 178.698, RSMo, shall expire thirty days after certification of the results of the election.]

     160.545. 1. There is hereby established within the department of elementary and secondary education the "A+ Schools Program" to be administered by the commissioner of education. The program shall consist of grant awards made to public secondary schools that demonstrate a commitment to ensure that:

     (1) All students be graduated from school;

     (2) All students complete a selection of high school studies that is challenging and for which there are identified learning expectations; and

     (3) All students proceed from high school graduation to a college or postsecondary vocational or technical school or high wage job with work place skill development opportunities.

     2. The state board of education shall promulgate rules and regulations for the approval of grants made under the program to schools that:

     (1) Establish measurable district-wide performance standards for the goals of the program outlined in subsection 1 of this section; and

     (2) Specify the knowledge, skills and competencies, in measurable terms, that students must demonstrate to successfully complete any individual course offered by the school, and any course of studies which will qualify a student for graduation from the school; and

     (3) Do not offer a general track of courses that, upon completion, can lead to a high school diploma; and

     (4) Require rigorous coursework with standards of competency in basic academic subjects for students pursuing vocational and technical education as prescribed by rule and regulation of the state board of education; and

     (5) Have a partnership plan developed in cooperation and with the advice of local business persons, labor leaders, parents, and representatives of college and postsecondary vocational and technical school representatives, with the plan then approved by the local board of education. The plan shall specify a mechanism to receive information on an annual basis from those who developed the plan in addition to senior citizens, community leaders, and teachers to update the plan in order to best meet the goals of the program as provided in subsection 1 of this section. Further, the plan shall detail the procedures used in the school to identify students that may drop out of school and the intervention services to be used to meet the needs of such students. The plan shall outline counseling and mentoring services provided to students who will enter the work force upon graduation from high school, address apprenticeship and intern programs, and shall contain procedures for the recruitment of volunteers from the community of the school to serve in schools receiving program grants.

     3. By rule and regulation, the state board of education may determine a local school district variable fund match requirement in order for a school or schools in the district to receive a grant under the program. However, no school in any district shall receive a grant under the program unless the district designates a salaried employee to serve as the program coordinator, with the district assuming a minimum of one-half the cost of the salary and other benefits provided to the coordinator. Further, no school in any district shall receive a grant under the program unless the district makes available facilities and services for adult literacy training as specified by rule of the state board of education.

     4. For any school that meets the requirements for the approval of the grants authorized by this section and specified in subsection 2 of this section for three successive school years, by August first following the third such school year, the commissioner of education shall present a plan to the superintendent of the school district in which such school is located for the waiver of rules and regulations to promote flexibility in the operations of the school and to enhance and encourage efficiency in the delivery of instructional services in the school. The provisions of other law to the contrary notwithstanding, the plan presented to the superintendent shall provide a summary waiver, with no conditions, for the pupil testing requirements pursuant to section 160.257 in the school. Further, the provisions of other law to the contrary notwithstanding, the plan shall detail a means for the waiver of requirements otherwise imposed on the school related to the authority of the state board of education to classify school districts pursuant to subdivision (9) of section 161.092, RSMo, and such other rules and regulations as determined by the commissioner of education, except such waivers shall be confined to the school and not other schools in the school district unless such other schools meet the requirements of this subsection. However, any waiver provided to any school as outlined in this subsection shall be void on June thirtieth of any school year in which the school fails to meet the requirements for the approval of the grants authorized by this section as specified in subsection 2 of this section.

     5. Within the amount appropriated for the program, in addition to the grants to public schools authorized by subsections 1 to 3 of this section, the commissioner of education shall, by rule and regulation of the state board of education and with the advice of the coordinating board for higher education, establish a procedure for the reimbursement of the cost of tuition, books and fees to any public four-year college or any public community college or vocational or technical school for any student:

     (1) Who has attended a public high school in the state for at least three years immediately prior to graduation that meets the requirements of subsection 2 of this section; and

     (2) Who has made a good faith effort to first secure all available federal sources of funding that could be applied to the reimbursement described in this subsection; and

     (3) Who has earned a minimal grade average while in high school as determined by rule of the state board of education, and other requirements for the reimbursement authorized by this subsection as determined by rule and regulation of said board.

     6. The commissioner of education shall develop a procedure for evaluating the effectiveness of the program described in this section. Such evaluation shall be conducted annually with the results of the evaluation provided to the governor, speaker of the house, and president pro tempore of the senate."; and

     Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

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

     Senator House offered SA 12:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 12

     Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 168, Page 9, Section 170.015, Line 10 of said page, by inserting immediately preceding said line the following: "Such policies shall be applied in a manner which is consistent with the provisions of section 167.611, RSMo.".

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

     Senator Jacob offered SA 13, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 13

     Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 168, Page 9, Section 170.015, Lines 19 to 24 of such page, by deleting all of said lines and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

     "5. Each school district that offers sex education course material or instruction on human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases shall present a summary of said course materials to the parents of the children enrolled in school and obtain the written consent of the parent prior to instructing their child on human sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases and other sex education topics.".

     Senator Jacob moved that the above amendment be adopted and requested a roll call vote be taken. He was joined in his request by Senators Caskey, House, Goode and Russell.

     SA 13 failed of adoption by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BanksCaskeyClayGoode
HowardJacobJohnsonLybyer
MaxwellMcKennaQuickScott--12
Nays--Senators
BentleyChildersDePascoEhlmann
FlotronGravesHouseKenney
KinderKlarichMathewsonRussell
SchneiderSimsSingletonWestfall
WigginsYeckel--18
Absent--Senators
CurlsMuellerRohrbachStaples--4
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     Senator Childers offered SA 14, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 14

     Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Bill No. 168, Page 7, Section 167.275, Line 10, by adding after the period on said line the following: "Such school shall provide the number of years such dropout students have attended the reporting school district.".

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

     Senator Johnson resumed the Chair.

     At the request of Senator House, SB 168, with SCS and SS for SCS, as amended (pending), was placed on the Informal Calendar.

     Senator Schneider moved that SB 97, with SA 3 (pending), be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     SA 3 was again taken up.

     At the request of Senator Flotron, the above amendment was withdrawn.

     Senator Schneider offered SS for SB 97, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 97

     An Act to repeal sections 630.155, 630.167 and 630.710, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to the confidentiality of mental health reports, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject.

     Senator Schneider moved that SS for SB 97 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     On motion of Senator Schneider, SS for SB 97 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

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 concurred in SCA 1 to HB 211 and has again taken up and passed HB 211, as amended.

     Emergency clause adopted.

     Also,

     Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 1, entitled:

     An Act to appropriate money to the Board of Fund Commissioners for the cost of issuing and processing State Water Pollution Control Bonds, Third State Building Bonds and Fourth State Building Bonds, as provided by law, to include payments from the Water Pollution Control Bond and Interest Fund, Third State Building Bond Interest and Sinking Fund, Fourth State Building Bond and Interest Fund, Water Pollution Control Fund and Fourth State Building Fund, and to transfer money among certain funds for the period beginning July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998.

     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 2, entitled:

     An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the State Board of Education and of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money from the General Revenue Fund to the State School Moneys Fund, and to transfer money from the General Revenue Fund to the Video Instructional Development and Educational Opportunity Fund, and to transfer money from the General Revenue Fund to the Outstanding Schools Trust Fund, and to transfer money from the Gaming Proceeds for Education Fund to the State School Moneys Fund and to transfer money from the Gaming Proceeds for Education Fund to the School District Bond Fund and for the investment in registered bonds of the State Public School Fund by the State Board of Education for the period beginning July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998.

     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 3, entitled:

     An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Higher Education and the several divisions, programs and institutions of higher education included therein to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri for the period beginning July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998.

     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 4, entitled:

     An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Revenue and the Department of Transportation, and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds for the period beginning July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998.

     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 5, entitled:

     An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Office of Administration and the Department of Transportation, and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds, for the period beginning July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998.

     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 6, entitled:

     An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources, and the several divisions and programs thereof and for the expenses, grants, refunds, distributions, and capital improvements projects involving the repair, replacement and maintenance of state buildings and facilities of the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Conservation, and for payments to counties for the unimproved value of land in lieu of property taxes for privately owned lands acquired by the Conservation Commission after July 1, 1977 and for lands classified as forest croplands, and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds, for the period beginning July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998.

     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 7, entitled:

     An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Economic Development, Department of Insurance, and the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds, for the period beginning July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998.

     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 8, entitled:

     An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Public Safety, and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, for the period beginning July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998.

     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 9, entitled:

     An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Corrections, and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, for the period beginning July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

     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 466, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill 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 326, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

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

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred SB 2, 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 274, 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 SJR 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 Joint Resolution No. 9, Page 2, Section 30(b), Line 26 by striking the following: "and toll"; and further on said line, by inserting immediately after the word "highways" the following: "and free or toll bridges"; and

     Further amend said bill, page 4, section 30(d), line 2, by striking the following: "toll roads and"; and further amend line 5, by striking the word "highways" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "bridge" as it appears both times on said line; and further amend line 6, by striking the following: "roads and"; and further amend line 7, by striking the word "road" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "bridge"; and further amend line 8, by striking the word "road" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "bridge"; and further amend lines 9-10, by striking the following: "roads and"; and further amend line 11, by striking the word "road" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "bridge"; and further amend line 13, by striking the word "road" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "bridge".

     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 457 and SB 458, 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 298, 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. 298, Page 1, In the Title, Line 5, by deleting the word "fifteen" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "sixteen"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 1, Section A, Line 3, by deleting the word "fifteen" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "sixteen"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 1, Section A, Line 6, by deleting the word and number "and 86.672" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "86.672 and 86.810"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 27, Section 86.672, Line 132, by adding after all of said line the following:

     "86.810. The provisions of any other law notwithstanding, the board of trustees of any retirement system, the provisions of which are governed by this chapter, or any political subdivision which funds such retirement system, shall have standing to seek a declaratory judgment concerning the application of article X, section 21 of the Missouri Constitution to the provisions of this act. In the event a final judgment is rendered by a court which judgment determines that any provision of this act constitutes a new activity or service or increase in the level of an activity or service beyond that required by existing law under article X, section 21 of the Missouri Constitution, or any successor to that section, that provision of this act shall be void ab initio and any new benefit or feature required by such provision of this act shall be deemed not to have accrued and shall not be payable to members.".

     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 was referred SB 319, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, 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 449, 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. 449, Page 8, Section 30.953, Line 57, by inserting immediately after the word "governor" the following: ", at least one of whom is a representative of the community foundations of Missouri,".

     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 173, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill 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 were referred SB 49, SB 213, SB 130, SB 32, SB 235 and SB 221, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, 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 was referred SB 432, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill 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 108, 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. 108, Page 1, Section 305.230, Line 7, by inserting immediately after "subdivision" the following: "or instrumentality"; and further amend said bill, Line 12, by inserting after "subdivision" the following: "or instrumen-tality"; and further amend said bill, Page 2, Line 22, by inserting after "subdivisions" the following: ", instrumentalities"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 4, Line 89, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

     "7. As used in this section, the term "instrumentality of the state" shall mean any state educational institution as defined in section 176.010, RSMo or any state agency which owns or operates an airport on January 1, 1997.".

     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 SJR 13, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the joint resolution do pass.

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

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred SJR 11, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, 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 was referred SB 5, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

     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 147, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, 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 were referred SB 225 and SB 3, 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 282, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

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

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism, to which was referred SB 376, 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 SJR 6, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the joint resolution do pass.

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

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Education, to which was referred SJR 19, 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 were referred SB 259 and SB 80, 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 162, 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 451, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

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

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred SJR 4, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the joint resolution 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 was referred SB 44, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

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

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Aging, Families and Mental Health, to which was referred SB 381, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Aging, Families and Mental Health, to which was referred SB 281, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

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

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred SB 338, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass, with Senate Committee Amendments Nos. 1 and 2.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Bill No. 338, Page 1, Section 491.205, Line 13, by inserting immediately after the word "be" the following: "criminally"; and further amend line 14, by striking "penalty, criminal or otherwise," and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "criminal penalty".

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 2

     Amend Senate Bill No. 338, Page 1, Section 491.205, Line 5, by striking the word "shall" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "may"; and further amend line 7, by inserting immediately after the word "section" the following: "and upon a finding that the public interest so requires".

     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 SCR 21, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the concurrent resolution do pass.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SCR 7, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 7

     WHEREAS, telecommunications services and energy services and sources are vital to the economic vitality and well-being of the state of Missouri; and

     WHEREAS, there is a nationwide trend toward deregulation of telecommunications services and energy services and sources which will likely create competitive markets and make available new services and customer choices; and

     WHEREAS, the state and political subdivisions have imposed taxes, fees and other assessments on various telecommunications and energy services, and such taxes vary widely based upon locality and, within a locality, such taxes may vary widely between increasingly related and competitive services, such as telephone and cable television; and

     WHEREAS, there is currently a nationwide trend toward competition in the production, distribution and sale of energy, including electricity and other energy sources, and this trend has both potential benefits and potential adverse effects on energy producers, distributors, retailers, customers and the citizens of this state; and

     WHEREAS, ensuring adequate and affordable telecommunications services and energy services and sources will necessitate a fair and equitable structure of taxes across different telecommunications and energy services and across different regions of the state; and

     WHEREAS, the issue of whether governmental entities should expend public resources to compete with private telecommunications and energy entities should be explored;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Eighty-Ninth General Assembly, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that a joint legislative study committee of the General Assembly be created to be composed of five members of the Senate, to be appointed by the President Pro Tem of the Senate, and five members of the House of Representatives, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House, and that said committee be authorized to function during the interim between the first and second regular sessions of the Eighty-Ninth General Assembly; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that said committee conduct an in depth study and make appropriate recommendations concerning financial, legal, social, taxation, environmental, technological and economic issues of telecommunications and energy services taxation, competition between governmental entities and private telecommunication entities, the need to maintain and sufficiently fund emergency telephone services ("911") in light of the increased use of cellular phones and any other issues the committee deems relevant; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that said committee conduct an in depth study and make appropriate recommendations concerning financial, legal, social, taxation, environmental, technological and economic issues of deregulation and increasing competition in energy production, distribution and sale including consideration of the effects on residential customers, small business customers, large business customers, utility shareholders and other stakeholders and any other issues the committee deems relevant; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the committee prepare a report, together with its recommendations for any legislative action it deems necessary for submission to the General Assembly prior to the commencement of the Second Regular Session of the Eighty-Ninth General Assembly; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the committee may solicit any input and information necessary to fulfill its obligations from the Missouri Public Service Commission, the Department of Economic Development, the Division of Energy within the Department of Natural Resources, the Office of Public Counsel, political subdivisions of this state, telecommunications and energy service providers, energy utilities and representatives of all telecommunications and energy customer groups; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Committee on Legislative Research, Senate Research and House Research shall provide such legal, research, clerical, technical and bill drafting services as the committee may require in the performance of its duties; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the actual and necessary expenses of the committee, its members and any staff personnel assigned to the committee incurred in attending meetings of the committee or any subcommittee thereof shall be paid from the Joint Contingent Fund.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred HCR 12, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the concurrent resolution do pass.

HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING

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

     HB 633--Corrections and General Laws.

     HS for HCS for HB 454--Aging, Families and Mental Health.

     HB 31--Local Government and Economic Development.

     HB 41--Local Government and Economic Development.

     HB 63--Corrections and General Laws.

     HB 124--Transportation.

     HB 125--Local Government and Economic Development.

     HB 169--Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs.

     HB 249--Commerce and Environment.

     HB 318--Financial and Governmental Organization.

     HB 379--Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism.

     HB 386--Insurance and Housing.

     HB 394--Transportation.

     HB 482--Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs.

     HB 521--Education.

     HB 543--Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs.

     HB 609--Local Government and Economic Development.

     HB 604--Education.

     HB 612--Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs.

     HB 622--Insurance and Housing.

     HB 628--Education.

     HB 652--Financial and Governmental Organization.

     HB 655--Financial and Governmental Organization.

     HB 689--Local Government and Economic Development.

     HB 700--Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism.

     HB 709--Commerce and Environment.

     HB 711--Local Government and Economic Development.

     HB 727--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

     HB 761--Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs.

     HB 791--Corrections and General Laws.

     HB 793--Insurance and Housing.

     HB 797--Education.

     HB 343--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

     HS for HB 390--Corrections and General Laws.

RESOLUTIONS

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 458, regarding the Fortieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John Hayes, Chillicothe, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 459, regarding the One Hundred Fifteenth Anniversary of the Hopkins Christian Church, Hopkins, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 460, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Burman Kelley, Clearmont, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 461, regarding Cale Allen Griffin, Cameron, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 462, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Everett McCampbell, New Hampton, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 463, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Wright, Craig, which was adopted.

     Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 464, regarding Alexander Elliott (Alex) Miller, Lee's Summit, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

     Senator Klarich introduced to the Senate, Suzanne, Alexandra, Jonathan (Jay) and Chandler Dalton, Town and Country; and Jonathan was made an honorary page.

     Senator Howard introduced to the Senate, Mike Mills, Bernie; and Larry and Kay Strobel, Bell City.

     Senator Klarich introduced to the Senate, Jean, Colleen, Ryan and Culleen McCormick, St. Louis.

     Senator Johnson introduced to the Senate, twenty-five students from North Andrew County R-VI School, Rosendale.

     Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Allison Hilty, Patrick Rowland, Adam Geary, Fred Smiley and Bill Hunter, Morgan County.

     Senator Banks introduced to the Senate, Mr. and Mrs. Vince Lindwedel, and their children, Melissa, Lauren, Brittany and Taylor, St. Louis; and Melissa, Lauren, Brittany and Taylor were made honorary pages.

     Senator Maxwell introduced to the Senate, Mary Davis, Christy Rentfro and Alisha Stotler, Vandalia; and Michelle Hull, Farber.

     Senator Johnson introduced to the Senate, eighty-five fourth grade students from Union Chapel School, Kansas City; and Katelin Duffie, Mark Robison, John Westbrook and Hannah Hevalow were made honorary pages.

     Senator Yeckel introduced to the Senate, Linda Rasch, and St. Simon Cub Scouts, St. Louis; and Bob Hof, Danny Rasch, Chris Piesbergen and Nick Rasch were made honorary pages.

     Senator Mathewson introduced to the Senate, Donnie Cox, Jeff Campbell, Brad Cox, Beth Schalk, Becky Howe and Dana Farmer, Caldwell County.

     Senator Johnson introduced to the Senate, three hundred and thirty delegates from the Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day.

     Senator Kinder introduced to the Senate, Larry Rausch, Perryville.

     Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, his sister-in-law, Joyce Rohrbach, Jamestown.

     Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Becka Trask, Amanda Wright, Aaron Birdsong, Shawn Rush and Dori Wright, Miller County.

     Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, Debbie Pruente, Pat Lehman, Mary Rye, Maureen Ruf, and Girl Scout Troop 914 from Westview Elementary, Lee's Summit.

     On behalf of Senator McKenna, the President introduced to the Senate, Becky Wyatt and fourth grade students and parents from Murphy Elementary School, Jefferson County.

     On motion of Senator Quick, the Senate adjourned until 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 1997.