Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


TWELFTH DAY--TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1998


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem McKenna in the Chair.

The Chaplain offered the following prayer:

Heavenly Father, Will Rogers said he never met a man he didn't like. We often wonder if he ever met the people we have to deal with. Could he like those who disagree with us, who are of a different color, who are of a different religion or political party, who speak against our bills, who ask difficult questions of us or who stand in the way of our success? Lord, help us to love our neighbor whoever he is and no matter what he does. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

Senator Quick announced that the Senate Communications Office had been given permission to video in the Senate Chamber today and that the Associated Press had been given permission to take pictures.

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 Curls 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 DePasco--1





RESOLUTIONS

Senator McKenna offered Senate Resolution No. 1021, regarding Ginger Taylor, Imperial, which was adopted.

Senator Quick offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1022

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 One Hundred Fiftieth Birthday Anniversary of the Associated Press, truly a momentous milestone in the unparalleled legacy of this most respected news organization; and

WHEREAS, founded in 1848 by representatives of six New York newspapers, the Associated Press was initially created to pool efforts for collecting news from ships arriving from Europe at their first port of call in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and for offsetting the cost of transmitting the information to New York by telegraph; and

WHEREAS, the Associated Press has enjoyed a long and rich history of delivering news to the people through increasingly-complicated technological means, an evolution witnessed by millions of Americans as the company employed the use of the telegraph, the wireless telegraph, the teletype machine, the computer, and the Internet; and

WHEREAS, the Associated Press has been responsible for informing Americans about the assassination of President Lincoln, for transmitting a play-by-play from the 1916 World Series, for carrying timely news accounts regarding our soldiers at war, and for creating a continuously updated online news service on the Internet called The WIRE; and

WHEREAS, president of the Associated Press since 1985, Louis D. Boccardi recently described AP's mission in 1848 as "getting the news right and telling it fairly and fully", a mission which endures today with a responsibility heavier than ever now that news flashes around the globe at the rate of 9,000 words per minute; and

WHEREAS, workers at the Associated Press have time and time again brought pride to their employer as evidenced by winning the coveted Pulitzer Prize forty-three times, eighteen for writing and twenty-five for pictures; and

WHEREAS, the Associated Press is now composed of 237 bureaus (144 in the United States and 93 in 71 other countries) and 3,500 editorial, communications, and administrative employees worldwide who transmit an average of 20 million words and 1,000 photos on a typical day to 1,700 U.S. daily and weekly newspapers, 6,000 U.S. radio and television stations, and 8,500 international subscribers, all the while 210 international broadcasters are receiving APTV, AP's global video news service, or SNTV, a sports joint venture video service:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Eighty-ninth General Assembly, unanimously join in congratulating the Associated Press on the occasion of this historic Sesquicentennial celebration and in wishing this tremendous news organization continued success in the next century and beyond; and

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

Senator Yeckel offered Senate Resolution No. 1023, regarding Captain Frederick Thomas Crawford, St. Louis County Police Department, which was adopted.

Senator Yeckel offered Senate Resolution No. 1024, regarding Captain Dennis Anthony George, St. Louis County Police Department, which was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Senator Schneider moved that SCR 31, with SCA 1, be taken up for 3rd reading and final passage, which motion prevailed.

SCA 1 was taken up.

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

On motion of Senator Schneider, SCR 31, as amended, was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Childers Ehlmann
Flotron Goode Graves Howard
Jacob Kenney Kinder Klarich
Mathewson Maxwell McKenna Mueller
Quick Russell Schneider Sims
Singleton Staples Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--25
NAYS--Senators
Caskey Clay Johnson--3
Absent--Senators
House Lybyer--2
Absent with leave--Senators
Curls DePasco Rohrbach Scott--4



The President declared the concurrent resolution passed.

On motion of Senator Schneider, title to the concurrent resolution was agreed to.

Senator Schneider moved that the vote by which the concurrent resolution passed be reconsidered.

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

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 822-By McKenna and Goode.

An Act to repeal sections 643.310, 643.315, 643.320 and 643.350, RSMo 1994, and section 307.366, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to motor vehicle emissions inspections, and to enact in lieu thereof five new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 823-By Goode.

An Act to repeal sections 256.600, 256.603, 256.605, 256.606, 256.607, 256.611, 256.613, 256.614, 256.615, 256.617, 256.620, 256.623, 256.626, 256.628 and 256.630, RSMo 1994, and sections 256.616, 256.635, 256.637 and 256.640, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to water wells, and to enact in lieu thereof twenty new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 824-By Russell.

An Act to amend chapter 135, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to tax credits for sponsorship and mentoring programs for at-risk pupils.

SB 825-By Maxwell.

An Act to amend chapter 324, RSMo, by adding thereto fourteen new sections relating to regulation and registration of interior designers, with penalty provisions.

SB 826-By Jacob.

An Act relating to the regulation and licensing of professional addictions counselors, with penalty provisions.

SB 827-By Mathewson.

An Act to repeal section 135.110, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to tax credits for economic development purposes, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 828-By Mathewson.

An Act to repeal section 33.564, RSMo 1994, relating to the international trade show revolving fund, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 829-By Mathewson.

An Act to repeal section 100.255, as enacted by conference committee substitute for house committee substitute for senate bill no. 1 of the second extraordinary session of the eighty-ninth general assembly, relating to the definition of a development agency, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 830-By Mathewson.

An Act to repeal section 137.115, RSMo 1994, relating to the assessment of personal property, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 831-By Mathewson.

An Act to repeal sections 447.700, 447.702, 447.704, 447.706 and 447.708, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to tax credits for economic development purposes, and to enact in lieu thereof five new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 832-By Mathewson.

An Act to repeal section 350.015, RSMo 1994, relating to farm corporations, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 833-By Scott, Clay, McKenna, Schneider, Flotron, Rohrbach and DePasco.

An Act to repeal section 370.080, RSMo 1994, relating to credit unions, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 834-By Rohrbach.

An Act to repeal section 536.016, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to administrative rules, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 835-By Johnson.

An Act to repeal sections 323.020 and 323.060, RSMo 1994, relating to liquefied petroleum gases, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 836-By Ehlmann.

An Act to amend chapter 194, RSMo, by adding thereto five new sections relating to organized funeral processions, with a penalty provision.

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS

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

SB 750--Commerce and Environment.

SB 751--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 752--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 753--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 754--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 755--Aging, Families and Mental Health.

SB756--Financial and Governmental Organization.

SB 757--Insurance and Housing.

SB 758--Judiciary.

SB 759--Judiciary.

SB 760--Public Health and Welfare.

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

SB 762--Insurance and Housing.

SB 763--Commerce and Environment.

SB 764--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 765--Corrections and General Laws.

SB 766--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 767--Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs.

SB 768--Insurance and Housing.

SB 769--Judiciary.

SB 770--Aging, Families and Mental Health.

SB 771--Aging, Families and Mental Health.

SB 772--Ethics.

SB 773--Aging, Families and Mental Health.

SB 774--Corrections and General Laws.

SB 775--Transportation.

SB 776--Ways and Means.

SB 777--Labor and Industrial Relations.

SB 778--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 779--Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs.

SB 780--Education.

SB 781--Education.

SB 782--Aging, Families and Mental Health.

SB 783--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 784--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 785--Insurance and Housing.

SB 786--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 787--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 788--Judiciary.

SB 789--Education.

SB 790--Public Health and Welfare.

SB 791--Ways and Means.

SB 792--Corrections and General Laws.

SB 793--Aging, Families and Mental Health.

SB794--Financial and Governmental Organization.

SB795--Financial and Governmental Organization.

SB796--Financial and Governmental Organization.

SB 797--Judiciary.

SB 798--Corrections and General Laws.

SB 799--Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs.

SB 800--Insurance and Housing.

SB 801--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 802--Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism.

SB 803--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB 804--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 805--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 806--Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

SB807--Financial and Governmental Organization.

SB 808--Appropriations.

SB 809--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 821--Corrections and General Laws.

SJR 27--Judiciary.

SJR 28--Education.

SJR 29--Ways and Means.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Caskey offered Senate Resolution No. 1025, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Byron Bailey, Warrensburg, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Staples introduced to the Senate, former State Representative Bob Ward, Desloge.

Senator Klarich introduced to the Senate, John Odum, Allenton; Greg Brown, Eureka; and Jim Silvernail.

Senator Clay introduced to the Senate, Robert Archibald, St. Louis.

Senator Quick introduced to the Senate, Dr. Lee and Mike Morlin, Clay County.

Senator Maxwell introduced to the Senate, Crystal Lyda and Nikki Selzer, Macon; and Nikki was made an honorary page.



Senator Singleton introduced to the Senate, Adolfo and Joseph Castillo, Joplin; and Thomas Chapman, Houston.

Senator Howard introduced to the Senate, Mary Libla and Joyce Thorn, Poplar Bluff.

Senator Yeckel introduced to the Senate, Deborah Kersting, St. Louis County.

Senator McKenna introduced to the Senate, his brother Don McKenna, his sister-in-law, Kim, and their daughters Ginny, Becky and Maggie, Kirkwood; and Ginny, Becky and Maggie were made honorary pages.

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