Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


ELEVENTH DAY--MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 1998


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem McKenna in the Chair.

The Chaplain offered the following prayer:

Our Father in Heaven, we praise You for friends who stand by us in difficult times, for family members who love us no matter what we do, and for all who treat us with respect and friendliness. Help us to be worthy of their support and trust. Help us to so live that trust and respect are deserved. We pray that You will be with Senator DePasco and his family. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

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

The Journal for Thursday, January 22, 1998, was read and approved.

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

Present--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
Ehlmann Flotron Goode Graves
House Howard Jacob Kenney
Kinder Klarich Lybyer Mathewson
Maxwell McKenna Mueller Quick
Rohrbach Russell Schneider Sims
Singleton Staples Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--29
Absent with leave--Senators
Clay Curls DePasco Johnson
Scott--5


RESOLUTIONS

Senator Lybyer offered Senate Resolution No. 1012, regarding Kelli and Dave Downey, Fulton, which was adopted.

Senators Schneider and Sims offered Senate Resolution No. 1013, regarding David Michael Riedisser, which was adopted.

Senator Schneider offered Senate Resolution No. 1014, regarding Rosemarie and Elmer Grenawalt, which was adopted.

Senator Caskey offered Senate Resolution No. 1015, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Karl McDonnell, Archie, which was adopted.

Senator Mueller offered Senate Resolution No. 1016, regarding Francis Scheidegger, Kirkwood, which was adopted.

Senator Schneider offered Senate Resolution No. 1017, regarding Ryan Scott King, which was adopted.

Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 1018, regarding Matt Shomin, Blue Springs, which was adopted.

Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 1019, regarding Benjamin J. Meyer, Blue Springs, which was adopted.

Senator Wiggins, joined by the entire membership of the Senate, offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1020

WHEREAS, it is with heavy hearts that the members of the Missouri Senate pause to recognize the life and lifetime achievements of Nick DePasco, Jr., a remarkable man who passed to his eternal reward on January 24, 1998; and

WHEREAS, a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area, Nick DePasco came into the world on September 30, 1907, as the pride and joy of his devoted parents, Nick and Kathryn Marra DePasco; and

WHEREAS, Nick DePasco distinguished himself as an active member of amateur athletics on many local softball and basketball teams; received his education at Manuel High School and Rockhurst College, where he was well-known for his enthusiastic efforts on the varsity basketball team; and

WHEREAS, Nick DePasco served as a co-owner of DePasco's Tavern in Kansas City and as a material engineer for thirty years with the Missouri Highway Department until his retirement; and

WHEREAS, Nick DePasco actively participated in Northeast Missouri politics, earned distinction as treasurer of the Allied Democratic Association, and was known, admired, and respected throughout his community for his steadfast commitment and unwavering support of many elections, where he worked for his son, Missouri State Senator Ronnie DePasco, and son-in-law, Bob Daffer; and

WHEREAS, Nick DePasco leaves behind his beloved wife of fifty-nine years, Mildred; his children and their spouses, Linda and Jim Hess, Ronnie and Martha DePasco, and Marilyn and Bob Daffer; his nine grandchildren, Sean, Brian, Chris, Carrie, Kelly, Kacie, Holli, Jami, and Traci; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Al DePasco; and one sister, Josephine Brown; and

WHEREAS, a loving husband, proud father, and wonderful grandfather, Nick DePasco will be sadly missed by those who had the distinct pleasure of knowing and loving him:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Eighty-ninth General Assembly, unanimously join in paying final tribute to Nick DePasco and in expressing our most sincere sympathy to his loved ones upon their tremendous personal loss; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for the family of the late Nick DePasco.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SCR 31, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the concurrent resolution do pass, with Senate Committee Amendment No. 1.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 31, Page 91 of the Senate Journal, Column 2, Line 12, by inserting immediately before the word "members" the word "elected"; and further amend line 13, by inserting immediately before the word "members" the word "elected".

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

January 22, 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:

Timothy P. Arbeiter, 1432 Big Bend Road, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri 63701, as Student Representative of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents, for a term ending January 1, 2000, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Christie L. Johnson, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 22, 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:

Karen M. Barmann, Rural Route 4 Box 207, Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri 64468, as Student Representative of the Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents, for a term ending January 1, 2000, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice; Marisa B. Sanchez, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 22, 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:

Kerri C. Clark, 702 Randolph, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri 64505, as Student Representative of the Missouri Western State College Board of Regents, for a term ending January 1, 2000, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Kwanza W. Humphrey, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 22, 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:

Larry Craig Halsey, 107 SW 625, Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri 64093, as Student Representative of the Southwest Missouri State University Board of Governors, for a term ending January 1, 2000, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Elizabeth A. Fleming, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 22, 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:

Christin K. Mathis, 2616 W. Morgan Heights, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri 64836, as Student Representative of the Missouri Southern State College Board of Regents, for a term ending January 1, 2000, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Julie Chapman, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 22, 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:

Andre' L. May, 5427 N. Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis City, Missouri 63115, as Student Representative of the Harris-Stowe State College Board of Regents, for a term ending January 1, 2000, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Geniece Rush, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 22, 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:

Jessica M. Neighbors, 1108 East Illinois, Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri 63501, as Student Representative of the Truman State University Board of Governors, for a term ending January 1, 2000, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Matthew L. Braun, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 22, 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:

Renzi R. Russell, 113 Klebba Drive, Linn, Osage County, Missouri 65051, as Student Representative of the Linn State Technical College Board of Regents, for a term ending January 1, 2000, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Yolanda Watkins, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 22, 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:

Darren La'Daire Smith, 3540 East 63rd Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri 64130, as Student Representative of the Lincoln University Board of Curators, for a term ending January 1, 2000, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Richard T. Washington, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 22, 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:

Stacy M. Tucker, Rural Route 241B, Waverly, Lafayette County, Missouri 64096, as Student Representative of the Central Missouri State University Board of Regents, for a term ending January 1, 2000, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Joey Lyn Coleman, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 22, 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:

Sara Welch, 536 N. Mosley Road, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri 63141, as Student Representative of the University of Missouri Board of Curators, for a term ending January 1, 2000, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Troy L. Nash, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 23, 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:

Terry E. Carlisle, 10294 David Allen Road, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri 65201, as a member of the Advisory Commission for Registered Physician Assistants, for a term ending March 27, 1998, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, C. Drew Morton, resigned.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 23, 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:

Rosemary G. Hogan, Democrat, 2609 Chapel Wood Terrace, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri 65203, 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, Debbie Dorshorst, withdrawn.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 23, 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:

David J. Lackey, 15801 South Clinkenbeard Road, Ashland, Boone County, Missouri 65010, as a member of the Missouri Board of Occupational Therapy, for a term ending January 23, 2000, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, RSMo 324.063.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 23, 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:

Fred A. "Tommy" Thomson, 4625 North Agnes, Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri 64117, as a member of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, for a term ending October 13, 1998, and

until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Dr. William Duensing, Sr., term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

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

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