Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


FORTY-FIFTH DAY--WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 1997


     The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

     President Pro Tem McKenna in the Chair.

     The Chaplain offered the following prayer:

     Our Father in Heaven, superheroes have been popular for a long time. We all enjoy hearing stories of Superman and characters like him. We know Lord, that You aren't looking for superheroes but for ordinary people who will trust You and do Your will. Use us to do great things. 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.

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

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

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

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

     SB 459, introduced by Senator Wiggins, entitled:

     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.

     Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

     On motion of Senator Wiggins, SB 459 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BanksCaskeyChildersClay
CurlsDePascoEhlmannFlotron
GoodeHouseHowardJacob
JohnsonKenneyKinderKlarich
LybyerMathewsonMaxwellMcKenna
MuellerQuickRohrbachRussell
ScottSimsSingletonStaples
WestfallWigginsYeckel--31
Nays--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
BentleyGravesSchneider--3
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

     SB 187, with SCA 1, introduced by Senator Childers, entitled:

     An Act to repeal section 168.021, RSMo 1994, relating to certification of teachers, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

     Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

     SCA 1 was taken up.

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

     On motion of Senator Childers, SB 187, as amended, was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BanksCaskeyChildersClay
CurlsDePascoEhlmannFlotron
GoodeHouseHowardJacob
JohnsonKenneyKinderKlarich
LybyerMathewsonMaxwellMcKenna
MuellerQuickRohrbachRussell
SchneiderScottSimsSingleton
StaplesWestfallWigginsYeckel--32
Nays--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
BentleyGraves--2
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

     Senator Maxwell moved that SB 208, with SCA 1, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     SCA 1 was taken up.

     President Wilson assumed the Chair.

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

     Senator Wiggins assumed the Chair.

     Senator Maxwell offered SS for SB 208, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 208

     An Act to repeal section 41.435, RSMo 1994, and section 173.239, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to the Missouri national guard, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

     Senator Maxwell moved that SS for SB 208 be adopted.

     Senator Singleton offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Bill No. 208, Page 2, Section 41.435, Line 13 of said page, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

     "42.002. As used in sections 42.002 to 42.140, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the following terms mean:

     (1) "Commission", the Missouri veterans' commission created by section 42.007;

     (2) "Executive director", the executive director of the Missouri veterans' commission, or his designee, under section 42.012;

     (3) "Missouri veterans' cemeteries", the property and facilities established and maintained pursuant to section 42.012;

     (4) "Missouri veterans' homes", the facilities established and maintained pursuant to section 42.100;

     (5) "Veteran", any person defined as a veteran by the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs or its successor agency or any person who has an honorable discharge from the national guard.

     42.105. Citizens of the state of Missouri who meet the criteria established by the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs, or its successor organization, for veteran status or who have an honorable discharge from the national guard and who require institutional health care services shall be entitled to admission into a Missouri veterans' home. No spouse of a qualified veteran shall be required to vacate the premises of a Missouri veterans' home if the spouse was a resident of the home on August 28, 1989."; and

     Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

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

     Senator Maxwell moved that SS for SB 208, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     On motion of Senator Maxwell, SS for SB 208, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

     Senator Curls moved that SJR 12 be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     President Pro Tem McKenna resumed the Chair.

     Senator DePasco offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Joint Resolution No. 12, Page 2, Section 11(g), Line 7, by striking the word "majority" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "four-sevenths".

     Senator DePasco moved that the above amendment be adopted.

     Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

     Senator House requested a standing division vote on the adoption of SA 1.

     Senator Curls requested a roll call vote be taken on the adoption of SA 1 and was joined in his request by Senators Caskey, Singleton, Westfall and Wiggins.

     SA 1 failed of adoption by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
DePascoEhlmannFlotronGraves
KenneyKlarichMuellerRohrbach
RussellSimsSingletonWestfall
Yeckel--13
Nays--Senators
BanksBentleyCaskeyChilders
ClayCurlsGoodeHouse
HowardJacobJohnsonKinder
LybyerMathewsonMaxwellMcKenna
QuickSchneiderWiggins--19
Absent--Senators
ScottStaples--2
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     At the request of Senator Curls, SJR 12 was placed on the Informal Calendar.

HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING

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

     HCS for HB 10--Appropriations.

     HCS for HB 11--Appropriations.

     HCS for HB 12--Appropriations.

     HCS for HB 212--Public Health and Welfare.

     HS for HCS for HB 361--Insurance and Housing.

     HCS for HB 411--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

     HB 643--Public Health and Welfare.

     HB 663--Education.

     HB 713--Commerce and Environment.

     HB 762--Public Health and Welfare.

     HB 769--Transportation.

     HB 773--Transportation.

     HB 783--Transportation.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE

     The following messages were received from the House of Representatives through its Chief Clerk:

     Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 540, entitled:

     An Act to repeal section 475.120, RSMo 1994, relating to guardianship of a minor, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

     Also,

     Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 526, entitled:

     An Act to repeal section 130.041, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to campaign financial disclosures, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

     Emergency clause adopted.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

     Also,

     Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 590, entitled:

     An Act to repeal section 87.170, RSMo 1994, relating to certain firemen's retirement and relief systems, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

     Also,

     Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 659, entitled:

     An Act to repeal section 50.515, RSMo 1994, relating to certain activities of county governing bodies, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

     Also,

     Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 710, entitled:

     An Act to amend chapter 79, RSMo, relating to compensation of certain board members by adding thereto one new section relating to the same subject.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

     Also,

     Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 712, entitled:

     An Act to repeal section 115.300, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to absentee ballots, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

     Also,

     Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 722, 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.

     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 734, entitled:

     An Act to repeal section 115.121, RSMo 1994, relating to general and primary elections, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

     Also,

     Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 749, entitled:

     An Act relating to municipal ordinances.

     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 756, entitled:

     An Act relating to security guards.

     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 771, entitled:

     An Act to repeal sections 138.010 and 138.020, RSMo 1994, relating to board of equalization members, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

     Also,

     Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 523, entitled:

     An Act relating to certain road districts.

     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 340, entitled:

     An Act to repeal sections 204.257 and 204.300, RSMo 1994, relating to sewer districts, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

     Also,

     Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 159, entitled:

     An Act to repeal section 249.520, RSMo 1994, relating to sewer improvement assessments, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

     On motion of Senator Quick, the Senate recessed until 3:00 p.m.

RECESS

     The time of recess having expired, the Senate was called to order by President Pro Tem McKenna.

RESOLUTIONS

     Senator Schneider offered Senate Resolution No. 526, regarding Jacqueline Frieda, Florissant, which was adopted.

     Senator Schneider offered Senate Resolution No. 527, regarding the Christian Brothers College High School Boys Basketball Team, which was adopted.

     Senator House offered Senate Resolution No. 528, regarding Reverend D. Randall Cone, Louisiana, which was adopted.

     Senator Bentley offered Senate Resolution No. 529, regarding the death of Martha Ann Foster Appelquist, Springfield, which was adopted.

     Senator Russell offered Senate Resolution No. 530, regarding the Boys Basketball Team of the Hartville R-2 Schools, which was adopted.

     Senator Russell offered Senate Resolution No. 531, regarding the Girls Basketball Team of the Hartville R-2 Schools, which was adopted.

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

     Senator Wiggins moved that SB 6, with SCA 1, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     SCA 1 was taken up.

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

     On motion of Senator Wiggins, SB 6, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

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

     SS for SCS for SB 168, as amended, was again taken up.

     Senator Howard offered SA 15, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 15

     Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 168, Page 7, Section 170.015, Line 12, by striking the word "shall" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "may".

     Senator Howard moved that the above amendment be adopted.

     Senator House requested a roll call vote be taken on the adoption of SA 15 and was joined in his request by Senators Childers, Mueller, Russell and Westfall.

     SA 15 failed of adoption by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BanksCaskeyClayGoode
HowardJacobJohnsonMathewson
MaxwellMcKennaQuick--11
Nays--Senators
BentleyChildersCurlsDePasco
EhlmannFlotronGravesHouse
KenneyKinderKlarichLybyer
MuellerRohrbachRussellSchneider
ScottSingletonStaplesWestfall
WigginsYeckel--22
Absent--Senators--Sims--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     Senator House moved that SS for SCS for SB 168, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     On motion of Senator House, SS for SCS for SB 168, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

     Senator Curls moved that SJR 12 be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     Senator Curls offered SS for SJR 12, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 12

     Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing sections 11(b) and 11(c) of article X of the Constitution of Missouri, relating to limitations on local tax rates and adopting three new sections in lieu thereof relating to the same subject.

     Senator Curls moved that SS for SJR 12 be adopted.

     Senator Flotron offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution No. 12, Pages 2-4, Sections 11(b) and 11(c), by striking said sections and amending the title and enacting clause accordingly.

     Senator Flotron moved that the above amendment be adopted.

     Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

     Senator Banks requested a roll call vote be taken on the adoption of SA 1 and was joined in his request by Senators Flotron, Klarich, Rohrbach and Russell.

     SA 1 failed of adoption by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
ChildersEhlmannFlotronGraves
KenneyKinderKlarichMueller
RohrbachRussellSimsSingleton
WestfallYeckel--14
Nays--Senators
BanksBentleyCaskeyCurls
DePascoGoodeHouseHoward
JacobJohnsonLybyerMathewson
MaxwellMcKennaQuickSchneider
ScottStaplesWiggins--19
Absent--Senators--Clay--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     Senator Klarich offered SA 2, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

     Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution No. 12, Page 5, Section 11(g), Line 2, by adding at the end thereof, the following: "Any proposed increase in the operating levy pursuant to the terms of this section shall be submitted to the voters of the district voting thereon on the next regular November election.".

     Senator Klarich moved that the above amendment be adopted.

     Senator Klarich offered SA 1 to SA 2, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

     Amend Senate Amendment No. 2 to Senate Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution No. 12, Page 1, Section 11(g), Line 5, by adding at the end of said line, the following: "unless 10% of the voting public submit such vote to the voters of the district voting thereon.".

     Senator Klarich moved that the above amendment be adopted.

     Senator Johnson resumed the Chair.

     At the request of Senator Klarich, SA 1 to SA 2 was withdrawn.

     Senator Mathewson resumed the Chair.

     At the request of Senator Klarich, SA 2 was withdrawn.

     Senator Flotron offered SA 3, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3

     Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution No. 12, Page 1, Line 5, by inserting after the word "state," the following: "on two ballots for Sections 11(b) and 11(c) and separately for Section 11(g),".

     Senator Flotron moved that the above amendment be adopted.

     Senator Caskey raised the point of order that SA 3 is out of order in that the amendment goes beyond the scope and purpose of the bill.

     The point of order was referred to the President Pro Tem, who took it under advisement, which placed the bill on the Informal Calendar.

     Senator Howard moved that SB 380, with SCS and SA 1 (pending), be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

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

     Senator Howard offered SA 2, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

     Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 380, Page 1, Section 630.003, Line 7, by striking the word "three" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "two"; and

     Further amend said bill, page and section, line 10, by inserting after the word "duties" the following: ", to assist the commission carry out its planning functions and perform other duties as directed by the commission".

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

     Senator Howard moved that SCS for SB 380, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     On motion of Senator Howard, SCS for SB 380, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

     Senator Lybyer moved that SB 22, with SA 1, be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

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

     Senator Lybyer offered SS for SB 22, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 22

     An Act to repeal sections 178.420 and 178.635, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to Linn State Technical College, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

     Senator Lybyer moved that SS for SB 22 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     On motion of Senator Lybyer, SS for SB 22 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

     Senator Caskey moved that SB 264 be called from the Informal Calendar and taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     Senator Johnson resumed the Chair.

     On motion of Senator Caskey, SB 264 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

     Senator Howard moved that SCS for SB 79 be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     Senator Howard moved that SCS for SB 79 be declared perfected and ordered printed, which motion prevailed on a standing division vote.

     Senator Mathewson resumed the Chair.

     Senator House moved that SB 287, with SCS and SA 1 (pending), be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     Senator Johnson resumed the Chair.

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

     Senator Jacob offered SS for SCS for SB 287, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 287

     An Act to repeal section 313.835, RSMo 1994, relating to certain scholarship programs, and to enact in lieu thereof four new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

     Senator Jacob moved that SS for SCS for SB 287 be adopted.

     Senator Mathewson resumed the Chair.

     At the request of Senator House, SB 287, with SCS and SS for SCS (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 were referred SS for SB 208; SB 24; SS for SB 120; and SB 176, begs leave to report that it has examined the same and finds that the bills have been truly perfected and that the printed copies furnished the Senators are correct.

     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 HCS for HB 356, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

RESOLUTIONS

     Senators Ehlmann and House offered Senate Resolution No. 532, regarding the Wentzville High School Indians Wrestling Team, which was adopted.

     Senators Ehlmann and House offered Senate Resolution No. 533, regarding Jake LaManna, which was adopted.

     Senators Ehlmann and House offered Senate Resolution No. 534, regarding Billy Warren, which was adopted.

     Senators Ehlmann and House offered Senate Resolution No. 535, regarding Erik Simms, which was adopted.

     Senators Ehlmann and House offered Senate Resolution No. 536, regarding the Fort Zumwalt North High School Panthers Wrestling Team, which was adopted.

     Senators Ehlmann and House offered Senate Resolution No. 537, regarding John Gibbs, which was adopted.

     Senators Ehlmann and House offered Senate Resolution No. 538, regarding Gary Peterson, which was adopted.

     Senators Ehlmann and House offered Senate Resolution No. 539, regarding Andy Ladlie, which was adopted.

     Senators Ehlmann and House offered Senate Resolution No. 540, regarding the Francis Howell North High School Knights Wrestling Team, which was adopted.

     Senators Ehlmann and House offered Senate Resolution No. 541, regarding Harold Ritchie, which was adopted.

     Senators Ehlmann and House offered Senate Resolution No. 542, regarding Josh Overy, which was adopted.

     Senators Ehlmann and House offered Senate Resolution No. 543, regarding Sean Fowler, which was adopted.

     Senators Ehlmann and House offered Senate Resolution No. 544, regarding Brian Struckman, which was adopted.

     Senator Schneider offered Senate Resolution No. 545, regarding Ben Smythe, St. Louis, which was adopted.

     Senator Schneider offered Senate Resolution No. 546, regarding Shanan M. Litteken, St. Ann, which was adopted.

     Senator Jacob offered Senate Resolution No. 547, regarding the 53rd Anniversary of "Exercise Tiger", which was adopted.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

     Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. Lou Harris, Bolivar.

     Senator Klarich introduced to the Senate, Kim Campbell, St. Clair; and Cheryl Phillips, Riverview.

     Senator Staples introduced to the Senate, Joel Cummings, Jefferson County.

     Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Mary Hodges, Sue Groves and Jim Lee, Springfield.

     Senator Jacob introduced to the Senate, sixty-three twelfth grade students from Hickman High School, Columbia.

     Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Diana Gladfelter, Linda Schnakenberg, Millie Henson, Kay Dewees and Jodi Ingram, Warrensburg.

     Senator Lybyer introduced to the Senate, Cindy Thresher, St. James.

     Senator Klarich introduced to the Senate, MSTA Teachers from Washington County.

     Senator Childers introduced to the Senate, Paula and Rick Shields, Hollister.

     On behalf of Senator McKenna, the President introduced to the Senate, Senator McKenna's mother, Mrs. Virginia McKenna, and his aunt and uncle, Jim and Mary Kay Lydon, St. Louis.

     Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, her mother, Betty Rosen, St. Louis.

     Senator Howard introduced to the Senate, Sandi and Sheldon Price, Poplar Bluff; and Sheldon was made an honorary page.

     Senator Yeckel introduced to the Senate, Joan Wiese, and seventy fourth grade students from Trautwein Elementary School, St. Louis; and Megan Piel, Albert Maixner, Scott Barricklow and Marissa Paszkiewicz were made honorary pages.

     Senator Yeckel introduced to the Senate, Evelyn Jost, and a group of ladies from the South Fork YMCA-Active Older Adults group, St. Louis.

     Senator Wiggins introduced to the Senate, Victor Smith, Jeanne Kirkpatrick, Sr. Mary Kay Hadican, CSJ, Myra D. Everette, Jim Pruetting, Cindy Jobes, Rick Burns, Carol Pope and Ken Smithers, South Kansas City.

     Senator Singleton introduced to the Senate, Morris Glaze, Sheila Smith, Belinda Belk, Wes King, Amy Potter, Kim Rhea, Bill Lee, Cynthia Schwartz, Susan Hoescht, Jay McBee, Heather Colson, Ann Butts, Ron Pence, Gary Cameron, Steve Evans, Wes Braman, Christy Herrin, Karen Fritchey, Tonya Sprenkle, Peggy Fuller and Tracey Osborne, Joplin.

     Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, Ken Suter, North Kansas City.

     Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, twenty members of Girls Inc., St. Louis.

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