Journal of the Senate
SECOND REGULAR SESSION

FOURTH DAY--TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1998

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem McKenna in the Chair.

The Chaplain offered the following prayer:

Heavenly Father, there aren't many who could walk in our shoes or wear our coats or do what we do. We are thankful to be unique. There is no one just like us, or who has the same responsibilities as we do or the same jobs. Since we are one of a kind, help us to do our very best here this day as there is no one else to do it. 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
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode Graves House Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Lybyer Mathewson Maxwell
McKenna Mueller Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Scott Sims
Singleton Staples Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
Absent with leave--Senator Curls--1
The Lieutenant Governor was present.
 

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 978, regarding Joshua Shipman, Poplar Bluff, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 979, regarding Jerry Paul Combs, Kennett, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 980

WHEREAS, it is with great pride and sincere admiration that the members of the Missouri Senate suspend the work of creating laws in order to recognize the meritorious endeavors of an outstanding resident of the Show-Me State; and

WHEREAS, Norma McLane Smith has been chosen as "Citizen of the Year" by the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce, a most impressive accolade which she will receive during the Sixtieth Annual Banquet on January 17, 1998; and

WHEREAS, an inspiration to us all, Norma Smith has exemplified the true meaning of the term "citizen of the year" through her personal, religious, business, and community activities; and

WHEREAS, an owner of the First Midwest Bank of Poplar Bluff, Norma Smith is an individual who radiates positivism while she fulfills her important roles as gracious hostess, devoted wife, loving mother, doting grandmother, sister, daughter, caring and responsible employer, and community volunteer; and

WHEREAS, Norma Smith has distinguished herself as a valued member of many boards and committees; as a "one-woman committee" when it comes to the bank's Adopt A School program; and as a generous supporter of academic and athletic functions of Poplar Bluff schools and Three Rivers Community College; and

WHEREAS, president of the Friends of Margaret Harwell Museum, Norma Smith serves on the Board of Directors for the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce and positively touches the lives of countless others through her contributions to the First Methodist Church, Haven House, Women Aware, the Community Concert Association, and the United Way; and

WHEREAS, Norma Smith is known, admired, and respected for her kind, gentle nature, a disposition which has enabled her to excel in all areas of her life:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Eighty-ninth General Assembly, unanimously join with the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce in expressing our most hearty congratulations to Norma McLane Smith upon her selection as Citizen of the Year and in wishing her continued success in all of her endeavors; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for Norma McLane Smith.

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

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 Speaker has appointed the following Escort Committee to act with a like committee from the Senate on HCR 1: Representatives May (108), Monaco, Hosmer, DeMarce, Smith, Thompson (72), Greisheimer, Lograsso, Gaston and Ridgeway.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the Speaker has appointed the following Escort Committee to act with a like committee from the Senate on HCR 2: Representatives Relford, Ransdall, Hollingsworth, Days, Farnen, Davis, Wooten, Cooper, Barnett and Pryor.

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR

The following messages were received from the Governor:

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
State of Missouri
Jefferson City, Missouri
January 12, 1998

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:

Charles E. Klinginsmith, D.C., 150 Canepa Road, Festus, Jefferson County, Missouri 63028, as a member of the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, for a term ending January 1, 2003, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, reappointed to a full term.

Respectfully submitted,
MEL CARNAHAN
Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
State of Missouri
Jefferson City, Missouri
January 12, 1998

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:

Nancy A. Frasier, HCR 82 Box 5833, Camdenton, Camden County, Missouri 65020, as a member of the State Board of Examiners for Hearing Instrument Specialists, for a term ending January 11, 2002, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Ed Kruse, resigned.

Respectfully submitted,
MEL CARNAHAN
Governor
 

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
State of Missouri
Jefferson City, Missouri
January 12, 1998

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:

M. Sean McGinnis, Democrat, 1500 South Fairway, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri 65804, as a member of the State Fair Commission, for a term ending December 29, 2002, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, reappointed to a full term.

Respectfully submitted,
MEL CARNAHAN
Governor

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

Senator DePasco requested unanimous consent of the Senate to withdraw SB 666, which request was granted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 713-By Jacob.

An Act to repeal section 630.405, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to mental health services, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 714-By Johnson.

An Act to repeal section 144.030, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to sales tax exemptions, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 715-By Johnson.

An Act to repeal section 144.030, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to sales tax exemptions, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 716-By Childers.

An Act to amend chapter 67, RSMo, by adding thereto six new sections relating to cooperative insurance entities for political subdivisions.

SB 717-By Maxwell.

An Act to amend chapter 115, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to electronic voting by persons in federal service, with an emergency clause and a termination date.

SB 718-By House.

An Act to amend chapter 573, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to pornography and related offenses.

SB 719-By Yeckel.

An Act to repeal section 443.415, RSMo 1994, relating to mortgage insurance, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 720-By Clay and Sims.

An Act to amend chapter 210, RSMo, by adding thereto three new sections relating to the children's services commission's study on children of incarcerated parents.

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS
The following Bills and Joint Resolutions were read the 2nd time and referred to the Committees indicated:

SB 623--Corrections and General Laws.

SB 624--Education.

SB 625--Corrections and General Laws.

SB 626--Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism.

SB 627--Ways and Means.

SB 628--Commerce and Environment.

SB 629--Insurance and Housing.

SB 630--Ways and Means.

SB 631--Financial and Governmental Organization.

SB 632--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 633--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 634--Transportation.

SB 636--Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs.

SB 637--Financial and Governmental Organization.

SB 638--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 639--Judiciary.

SB 640--Education.

SB 641--Education.

SB 642--Financial and Governmental Organization.

SB 643--Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs.

SB 644--Ways and Means.

SB 645--Financial and Governmental Organization.

SB 646--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 647--Education.

SB 648--Transportation.

SB 649--Transportation.

SB 650--Corrections and General Laws.

SB 651--Corrections and General Laws.

SB 652--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 653--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 654--Ways and Means.

SB 655--Education.

SB 656--Insurance and Housing.

SB 657--Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs.

SB 658--Education.

SB 659--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 660--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 661--Commerce and Environment.

SB 662--Transportation.

SB 663--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 664--Insurance and Housing.

SB 665--Corrections and General Laws.

SB 667--Ways and Means.

SB 668--Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs.

SB 669--Commerce and Environment.

SB 670--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SJR 20--Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions.

SJR 21--Appropriations.

SJR 22--Appropriations.

SJR 23--Appropriations.

SJR 24--Appropriations.

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