Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


FORTY-SEVENTH DAY--MONDAY, APRIL 7, 1997


     The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

     President Pro Tem McKenna in the Chair.

     The Chaplain offered the following prayer:

     Our Father in Heaven, we are thankful just to wake up in the morning, for the morning and evening when the skies treat our eyes, and for people with whom we can share both joys and sorrows. Forgive us when we complain about the aches and pains. Thank You for the work You gave us to do. Amen.

     The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

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

     The Journal for Thursday, April 3, 1997, was read and approved.

     Senator Quick announced that photographers from KOMU-TV 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.

RESOLUTIONS

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 551, regarding Linn County Health Department, Brookfield, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 552, regarding the Jefferson Lady Eagles Basketball Team, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 553, regarding Nick Eiberger, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 554, regarding Betty Francis Hall, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 555, regarding Dr. James and Betty Selby, Trenton, which was adopted.

     Senator Mueller offered Senate Resolution No. 556, regarding Marilyn Stewart, which was adopted.

     Senator McKenna offered Senate Resolution No. 557, regarding The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, which was adopted.

     Senator Quick offered Senate Resolution No. 558, regarding Michael Patrick McBain, which was adopted.

     Senator Flotron offered Senate Resolution No. 559, regarding Dr. Margaret Rose "Peggy" Dolan, which was adopted.

     Senator McKenna offered Senate Resolution No. 560, regarding Matthew Edward Klingler, Imperial, which was adopted.

     Senator Maxwell offered Senate Resolution No. 561, regarding the Sixty-fifth Birthday of James Francis Keller, which was adopted.

     Senator Mathewson offered Senate Resolution No. 562, regarding the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Barnes, Sedalia, which was adopted.

     Senator Lybyer offered Senate Resolution No. 563, regarding Merle L. Strouse, Rolla, which was adopted.

     Senator Lybyer offered Senate Resolution No. 564, regarding Brett D. Phillips, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 565, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin D. Sloan, Stewartsville, which was adopted.

     Senator Caskey offered Senate Resolution No. 566, regarding Michael T. Carey, Warrensburg, which was adopted.

     Senator Klarich offered Senate Resolution No. 567, regarding Peggy Browne, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 568, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Orval King, Chillicothe, which was adopted.

     Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 569, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith, Amity, which was adopted.

     Senator Caskey offered Senate Resolution No. 570, regarding Jackie Harmon, Warrensburg, which was adopted.

     Senator Quick offered Senate Resolution No. 571, regarding Alicia Lewis, Holt, which was adopted.

     Senator Quick offered Senate Resolution No. 572, regarding Mr. Wayne E. Krueger, Smithville, which was adopted.

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

     Senator Kinder moved that SB 275, with SS (pending), be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

     SS for SB 275 was again taken up.

     Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

     President Pro Tem McKenna resumed the Chair.

     Senator Clay offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Bill No. 275, Page 4, Section 188.033, Lines 14-17, by deleting said lines and inserting the following:

     "188.033. No physician shall perform an intact D & X abortion of a viable unborn child unless necessary to preserve the life of the woman, except a physician may perform an intact D & X abortion of an unborn child with a lethal abnormality which will result in intrauterine or neonatal death.".

     Senator Clay moved that the above amendment be adopted.

     President Wilson assumed the Chair.

     President Pro Tem McKenna resumed the Chair.

     Senator Jacob offered SSA 1 for SA 1:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT NO. 1

FOR SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Bill No. 275, Page 2, Section 188.015, Lines 10-13, by deleting said lines and inserting the following:

     "(5) "Intact Dilation and Extraction", a method or technique of abortion in which the physician deliberately dilates the cervix, usually over a sequence of days; performs instrumental conversion of the fetus to a footling breech; performs breech extraction of the body excepting the head; and performs partial evacuation of the intracranial contents of a living fetus to effect vaginal delivery of a dead or dying fetus otherwise intact."; and

     Further amend said bill, page 4, Section 188.033, lines 14 and 15, by deleting said lines and the words "the mother." on line 16 and inserting the following:

     "188.033. No physician shall perform an intact D & X abortion of a viable unborn child unless necessary to preserve the life or health of the woman.".

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

     SSA 1 for SA 1 failed of adoption by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BanksClayGoodeHoward
JacobSims--6
Nays--Senators
BentleyCaskeyChildersCurls
DePascoEhlmannFlotronGraves
HouseJohnsonKenneyKinder
KlarichLybyerMathewsonMaxwell
McKennaMuellerQuickRohrbach
RussellSchneiderScottSingleton
StaplesWestfallWigginsYeckel--28
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     SA 1 was again taken up.

     Senator Clay moved that the above amendment be adopted.

     Senator Rohrbach requested a roll call vote be taken on the adoption of SA 1 and was joined in his request by Senators Mathewson, Kinder, Ehlmann and Childers.

     SA 1 failed of adoption by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BanksClayGoodeJacob
Johnson--5
Nays--Senators
BentleyCaskeyChildersCurls
DePascoEhlmannFlotronGraves
HouseHowardKenneyKinder
KlarichLybyerMathewsonMaxwell
McKennaMuellerQuickRohrbach
RussellSchneiderScottSingleton
StaplesWestfallWigginsYeckel--28
Absent--Senators--Sims--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     Senator Jacob offered SA 2, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

     Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Bill No. 275, Page 4, Section 188.033, Lines 15 and 16, by inserting in line 15 immediately after the word "abortion" the words "of a viable fetus"; and by inserting in line 16 immediately after the word "mother" the following: "or to protect the mother from severe, long-term physical injury or physical disability. Physical injury or physical disability shall not include psychological, cosmetic or emotional health, injury or disability.".

     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 Clay, Goode, Mathewson and Rohrbach.

     SA 2 failed of adoption by the following vote:
Yeas--Senators
BanksClayGoodeHoward
JacobMaxwellSims--7
Nays--Senators
BentleyCaskeyChildersDePasco
EhlmannFlotronGravesHouse
JohnsonKenneyKinderKlarich
LybyerMathewsonMcKennaMueller
QuickRohrbachRussellSchneider
ScottSingletonStaplesWestfall
WigginsYeckel--26
Absent--Senators--Curls--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

     Senator Kinder moved that SS for SB 275 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

     On motion of Senator Kinder, SS for SB 275 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

     Senator Clay assumed the Chair.

     MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR

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

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

April 3, 1997

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

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

     Linda L. Behlmann, Democrat, 4850 North Highway 67, Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri 63034, as a member of the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority, for a term ending May 31, 2002, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Robert Baer, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

     Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

April 3, 1997

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

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

     Ian M. Davis, 510 N.E. 2nd Street, Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri 65014, as a member of the State Board of Nursing, for a term ending June 1, 2000, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Betty Butler, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

     Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

April 3, 1997

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

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

     Larry L. Deskins, Republican, 4501 Lindell Boulevard, #7B, St. Louis City, Missouri 63108, as a member of the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority, for a term ending May 31, 1998, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Charles Farris, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

     Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

April 3, 1997

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

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

     Debra A. Dorshorst, B.S.R.T, 2018 S. Oak Grove, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri 65804, as a member of the Missouri Board for Respiratory Care, for a term ending April 3, 2000, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, RSMo 334.830.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

     Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

April 3, 1997

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

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

     Diane M. Garber, 3131 Williamsburg Way, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri 65109, as a member of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission, for a term ending October 3, 1999, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Sheliah Watson, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

     Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

April 3, 1997

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

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

     Thomas J. Hancock, D.O., F.A.A.F.P., Republican, 216 Burke Place, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri 65109, as a member of the Missouri Board for Respiratory Care, for a term ending April 3, 1998, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, RSMo 334.830.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

     Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

April 3, 1997

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

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

     Mark D. Jackson, Democrat, 1511 Killian Court, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri 65203, as a member of the Missouri Board for Respiratory Care, for a term ending April 3, 1998, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, RSMo 334.830.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

     Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

April 3, 1997

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

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

     Rosa L. Miller, Republican, 611 East 64th Terrace, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri 64131, as a member of the Missouri Board for Respiratory Care, for a term ending April 3, 2000, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, RSMo 334.830.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

     Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

April 3, 1997

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

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

     Katherine A. Tyler, R.R.T., Democrat, 2110 Owing, Oak Grove, Jackson County, Missouri 64075, as a member of the Missouri Board for Respiratory Care, for a term ending April 3, 1999, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, RSMo 334.830.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

     Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

April 3, 1997

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

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

     Robert P. Neumann, 5917 S. State Highway ZZ, Post Office Box 516, Republic, Greene County, Missouri 65738 as a member of the Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board, for a term ending November 1, 1997, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Dr. Dominic Capeci, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

     Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

April 3, 1997

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

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

     Scott W. Wren, Republican, 610 Odus, Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri 63755, as a member of the Missouri Board for Respiratory Care, for a term ending April 3, 1999, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, RSMo 334.830.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

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

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE

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

     Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HJR 18, entitled:

     Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing section 15 of article IV of the Constitution of Missouri, relating to the state treasurer and adopting one new section in lieu thereof 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 HCS for HB 528, entitled:

     An Act to repeal sections 265.600, 265.605, 265.610, 265.615, 265.620, 265.625, 265.630, 265.635, 265.640, 413.225 and 413.227, RSMo 1994, relating to regulation of weights and measures, 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 HCS for HBs 600 and 388, entitled:

     An Act to repeal sections 191.331 and 376.995, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to limited mandate health insurance act, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections 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 339, entitled:

     An Act to amend chapters 491 and 540, RSMo, relating to witnesses by adding thereto 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 193, entitled:

     An Act to repeal sections 375.786 and 379.080, RSMo 1994, relating to insurance company investments, and to enact in lieu thereof three 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 HS for HCS for HB 495, entitled:

     An Act to repeal sections 105.450, 105.461, 105.464, 105.470, 105.472, 105.491, 105.492, 105.498, 105.957, 105.959, 105.961, 105.963, 105.969, 115.646, 130.016, 130.021, 130.031, 130.032, 130.036, 130.038, 130.051, 130.053, 130.054 and 130.056, RSMo 1994, and sections 105.483, 105.487, 105.955, 130.011, 130.034, 130.037, 130.041, 130.046, 130.052, 130.057, 130.100, 130.130 and 130.140, RSMo Supp. 1996, relating to public officers, and to enact in lieu thereof forty new sections relating to campaign, ethics and lobbying reform.

     In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

     Read 1st time.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

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

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred SJR 14, 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 Judiciary, to which were referred SB 386 and SB 372, 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 Judiciary, to which was referred SB 284, 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 Judiciary, to which was referred SB 404, 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 State Budget Control, submitted the following report:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on State Budget Control, to which was referred HCS for HB 356, with SCS, 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 reports:

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred HB 123, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred HB 566, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar, with Senate Committee Amendment No. 1.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend House Bill No. 566, Page 1, In the Title, Line 2, by deleting the following: "and an effective date"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 2, Section A, Line 1, by deleting all of said section.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred HB 244, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred HB 207, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

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

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism, to which was referred HB 150, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism, to which was referred HB 327, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar, with Senate Committee Amendment No. 1.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend House Bill No. 327, Page 1, Section 252.245, Line 6, by striking the word "may" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "shall"; and

     Further amend said bill and section, page 2, line 17, by striking the following: "or persons" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "performing assigned duties within the areas of hunter education, shooting ranges, nature centers and firefighting, which shall include rural firefighters, who are functioning within the scope and purpose of the designated authority and"; and

     Further amend said bill, page and section, line 23, by striking the following: "and other persons".

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

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Financial and Governmental Organization, to which was referred HB 652, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Financial and Governmental Organization, to which was referred HB 520, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar, with Senate Committee Amendment No. 1.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1

     Amend House Bill No. 520, Page 1, In the Title, Line 2, by striking the word "section" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "sections 8.177 and"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 1, In the Title, Line 3, by striking the words "one new section" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "two new sections"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 1, Section A, Line 1, by striking all of said line and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

     "Section A. Sections 8.177 and 37.005, RSMo Supp. 1996, are repealed and two new sections enacted"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 1, Section A, Line 2, by striking the word "section" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "sections 8.177 and"; and

     Further amend said bill, Page 1, Section A, Line 2, by inserting immediately after all of said line the following:

     "8.177. 1. The director of the department of public safety shall employ Missouri capitol police officers for public safety at the seat of state government. Each Missouri capitol police officer, upon appointment, shall take and subscribe an oath of office to support the constitution and laws of the United States and the state of Missouri and shall receive a certificate of appointment, a copy of which shall be filed with the secretary of state, granting such police officers all the same powers of arrest held by other police officers to maintain order and preserve the peace in all state-owned or leased buildings, and the grounds thereof, at the seat of government and such buildings and grounds within the county which contains the seat of government.

     2. The director of the department of public safety shall appoint a sufficient number of Missouri capitol police officers, with available appropriations, as appropriated specifically for the purpose designated in this subsection, so that the capitol grounds may be patrolled at all times, and that traffic and parking upon the capitol grounds and the grounds of other state buildings owned or leased within the capital city and the county which contains the seat of government may be properly controlled. Missouri capitol police officers may make arrests for the violation of parking and traffic regulations promulgated by the office of administration.".

     Also,

     Mr. President: Your Committee on Financial and Governmental Organization, to which was referred HB 318, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

     Senator 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 SB 6; SCS for SB 79; SS for SB 22; SS for SCS for SB 168; SB 264; and SCS for SB 380, 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.

REFERRALS

     President Pro Tem McKenna referred SS for SCS for SB 168; SB 264 and SCS for SB 380 to the Committee on State Budget Control.

HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING

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

     HB 630--Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs.

RESOLUTIONS

     Senator Caskey offered Senate Resolution No. 573, regarding Doug Pimm, which was adopted.

COMMUNICATIONS

     President Pro Tem McKenna submitted the following:

April 3, 1997

Senator Ronnie DePasco

Missouri Senate

Capitol Building Room 321

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Ronnie:

Please be advised that I am appointing you a member of the Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering Section 313.001 RSMo.

If I can be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

/s/ Bill

Bill McKenna

President Pro Tem

     Also,

April 3, 1997

Senator Ken Jacob

Missouri Senate

Capitol Building Room 420-A

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Ken:

Please be advised that I am appointing you a member of the Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering Section 313.001 RSMo.

If I can be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

/s/ Bill

Bill McKenna

President Pro Tem

     Also,

April 3, 1997

Senator John Scott

Missouri Senate

Capitol Building Room 416

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear John:

Please be advised that I am appointing you a member of the Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering Section 313.001 RSMo.

If I can be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

/s/ Bill

Bill McKenna

President Pro Tem

     Also,

April 3, 1997

Senator David Klarich

Missouri Senate

Capitol Building Room 427

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear David:

Please be advised that I am appointing you a member of the Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering Section 313.001 RSMo.

If I can be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

/s/ Bill

Bill McKenna

President Pro Tem

     Also,

April 3, 1997

Senator Bill Kenney

Missouri Senate

Capitol Building Room 328

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Bill:

Please be advised that I am appointing you a member of the Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering Section 313.001 RSMo.

If I can be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

/s/ Bill

Bill McKenna

President Pro Tem

     Senator Howard submitted the following:

April 7, 1997

Ms. Terry Spieler

Secretary of the Senate

State Capitol Building

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Ms. Spieler:

     I respectfully request that House Bill 207 be removed from consent. The bill contains provisions that eliminate the Missouri Motor Vehicle Commission. Motor vehicle dealers and legislators worked hard to create a regulatory body that would allow dealers to be regulated by people who understand the industry best.

     The responsibilities for the commission were previously under the direct control of the Department of Revenue. After dealers had experienced a wide-range of hassles and delays from revenue for years, they chose to create a commission. This bill would destroy a good, useful government entity.

     House Bill 207 is clearly too controversial to remain a consent bill. Thank you for your consideration in this important matter.

Very truly yours,

/s/ Jerry

Jerry T. Howard

State Senator

25th District

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

     Senator Mathewson introduced to the Senate, Ted and Bert Stoner, Spirit River, Alberta, Canada; George and Mary Stoner, Vancouver Island, Canada; Lynn Owens, Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada; and John and Lucille Wright, Chariton County.

     Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, Mark, Matthew, Timothy, Emily and John Shelp, Independence.

     Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, fourth grade Cub Scouts from West School, Jefferson City.

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