Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


FIFTEENTH DAY--MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1998


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem McKenna in the Chair.

The Chaplain offered the following prayer:

Our Father in Heaven, the psalmist wrote, "He put a new song in my heart, a hymn of praise." Lord, we don't want our hymns of praise to be new, we don't want to always be finding fault with one another, we don't want to always be complaining and always be seeking for things for ourselves. We want our praise to be the usual. We want our thanksgiving to be an everyday occurrence and our thoughts of others to be of their virtues. Forgive our negative and judgmental attitudes. Help us to be positive and helpful to all. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

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

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

Senator Quick moved that the Journal for Thursday, January 29, 1998, be corrected on page 123, column 1, line 36, by deleting the word "Sara" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "Sarah", which motion prevailed.

The Journal for Thursday, January 29, 1998, was read and approved, as corrected.

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

Present--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
Clay Curls 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--34
Absent with leave--Senators--None
The Lieutenant Governor was present.


RESOLUTIONS

Senator Curls offered Senate Resolution No. 1073, regarding the death of Annie Ruth Stewart, Pittsburg, Texas, which was adopted.

Senator Schneider offered Senate Resolution No. 1074, regarding Brian William Westbrook, St. Louis, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1075, regarding Friends of the Library, Dexter, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1076, regarding Weber's Ben Franklin Store, Dexter, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1077, regarding Donna West, Dexter, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1078, regarding Greg Mathis, Dexter, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1079, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baker, Maryville, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1080, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoyce Derr, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1081, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Ebersold, Union Star, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1082, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wayne Rinehart, Bethany, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1083, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Garnard Lowe, Cainsville, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1084, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon McCullough, Princeton, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1085, regarding the Fortieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Fugate, Brookfield, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1086, regarding the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Gentry, Princeton which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1087, regarding the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Morrison, Hopkins, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1088, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John Pergande, Brookfield, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1089, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Stanley, Bucklin, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1090, regarding the Thirty-fifth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ireland, Trenton, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1091, regarding the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Smith, Purdin, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1092, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wrenn, Cameron, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1093, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William Stroud, Laclede, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1094, regarding the Fortieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Surber, Chillicothe, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1095, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Drummond, Clearmont, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1096, regarding the Fortieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Delp, Oregon, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1097, regarding the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Emrick, Fairfax, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1098, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Condron, Dawn, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1099, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Groom, Worth, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1100, regarding the Fortieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Hilen Jasper, Ravenwood, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1101, regarding the Fortieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Rhoad, King City, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1102, regarding the Seventieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hartell, Plattsburg, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1103, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Allen, Laclede, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1104, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones, Hamilton, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1105, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Galen Southard, Tarkio, which was adopted.

Senator Schneider offered Senate Resolution No. 1106, regarding Richard Anthony "Dick" Weber, Florissant, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1107, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Elliot, Brookfield, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1108, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kirkpatrick, Brookfield, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1109, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Loris Roberts, King City, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1110, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Fadler, Marceline, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1111, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Deskins, Trenton, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1112, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Kilburn, Trenton, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1113, regarding the Fortieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Billy D. Mozingo, Maryville, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1114, regarding the Fortieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Joy L. Trimmer, Mound City, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1115, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John Busby, Parnell, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1116, regarding the Fortieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Shipley, Galt, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1117, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ewigman, Brookfield, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1118, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Tillman, Gallatin, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1119, regarding the Fortieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Kirk, Trenton, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1120, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Jim German, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1121, regarding the One Hundred Sixth Birthday of Marjorie Longnecker, Trenton, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1122, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Miller, Stanberry, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1123, regarding the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Don Theis, Savannah, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1124, regarding the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stewart, Bethany, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1125, regarding the Sixty-fifth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Yardley, Green City, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1126, regarding the Fortieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Krance, Trenton, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1127, regarding the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald "Ike" Ralston, Trenton, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1128, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bryant, Cameron, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1129, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. David Halliday, Tarkio, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1130, regarding the Seventieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William McCrea, King City, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1131, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Davenport, Tarkio, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1132, regarding the Fortieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Sam E. Owen, Jr., Maysville, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1133, regarding the Seventieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Eisiminger, Graham, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1134, regarding the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Maggart, Milan, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1135, regarding the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Audra Wright, Stewartsville, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1136, regarding the Fortieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shoemaker, Bucklin, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1137, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Earl Lightfoot, Hale, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1138, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Vaughn, Maysville, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1139, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Hager, King City, which was adopted.

Senator Scott offered Senate Resolution No. 1140, regarding Raymond Albert Bluth, Crestwood, which was adopted.

Senator McKenna offered Senate Resolution No. 1141, regarding Tonda A. Breeze, Festus, which was adopted.

Senator Staples offered Senate Resolution No. 1142, regarding Stephen T. Kohl, Ste. Genevieve, which was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Senator Johnson moved that the HCR 3 be taken up for adoption, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Johnson, HCR 3 was adopted by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
Ehlmann Flotron Goode Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Lybyer Mathewson Maxwell
McKenna Quick Rohrbach Russell
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Westfall Yeckel--26
NAYS--Senators
Clay DePasco Mueller Wiggins--4
Absent--Senators
Curls Graves House Schneider--4
Absent with leave--Senators--None

Senator Wiggins assumed the Chair.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 852-By Quick.

An Act to repeal sections 30.270, 361.080, 362.044, 362.245, 362.250, 408.551 and 490.250, RSMo 1994, and sections 319.100, 319.131, 362.105, 362.413, 408.140, 427.125 and 473.543, RSMo Supp. 1997, and to enact in lieu thereof eighteen new sections relating to banking.

SB 853-By Howard.

An Act to repeal section 195.420, RSMo 1994, and sections 195.010, 195.017, 195.040, 195.060, 195.100, 195.400 and 195.410, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to the regulation of controlled substances, and to enact in lieu thereof eight new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.



SB 854-By Clay.

An Act to repeal sections 333.041, 333.042 and 333.051, RSMo 1994, relating to funeral directing, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject.



SB 855-By Sims, Johnson, Wiggins, Yeckel, Bentley, House, Clay, Maxwell and Rohrbach.

An Act to repeal section 197.315, RSMo 1994, relating to the development of skilled nursing and residential care facilities, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 856-By McKenna.

An Act to amend chapter 67, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to powers of certain first classification counties.

SB 857-By Jacob.

An Act to repeal section 143.161, RSMo 1994, relating to income taxation, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 858-By Lybyer, Howard, Staples, Westfall, Russell, Mathewson and Johnson.

An Act to amend chapter 392, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to telecommunications.

SB 859-By Yeckel.

An Act to repeal section 171.031, RSMo 1994, relating to school starting date, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SJR 31-By McKenna.

Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing section 39 of article III of the Constitution of Missouri, relating to gaming and adopting two new sections in lieu thereof relating to the same subject.

RE-REFERRALS

President Pro Tem McKenna re-referred SB 832 to the Committee on Local Government and Economic Development and SB 835 to the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Caskey, Chairman of the Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, to which were referred SB 532, SB 806 and SB 633, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Tourism, to which was referred SB 626, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Senator Caskey, Chairman of the Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, to which was referred SB 684, 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.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, to which was referred SB 555, 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 Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, to which was referred SB 537, 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 Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, to which was referred SB 496, 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.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, to which was referred SB 556, 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 Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, to which was referred SB 673, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass, with Senate Committee Amendment No. 1, and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Bill No. 673, Page 2, Section 455.543, Line 14, by inserting after "domestic violence," as it appears the first time the following: "the chief local law enforcement officer or his designee shall complete an appropriate form".



On behalf of Senator Wiggins, Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, Senator McKenna submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred SB 535, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.



Senator Mathewson, Chairman of the Committee on Local Government and Economic Development, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Local Government and Economic Development, to which was referred SB 479, 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 Local Government and Economic Development, to which was referred SB 550, 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 Local Government and Economic Development, to which was referred SB 580, 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 Local Government and Economic Development, to which was referred SB 597, 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 Local Government and Economic Development, to which was referred SB 653, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass, with Senate Committee Amendment No. 1, and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Bill No. 653, Page 1, Section 70.210, Line 8, by striking the words "public water supply districts," and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "not-for-profit cemetery association corporation".

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Local Government and Economic Development, to which was referred SB 676, 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 Local Government and Economic Development, to which was referred SB 734, 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 Local Government and Economic Development, to which was referred SB 739, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Senator Howard, Chairman of the Committee on Aging, Families and Mental Health, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Aging, Families and Mental Health, to which was referred SB 732, 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.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Aging, Families and Mental Health, to which was referred SB 720, 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 Aging, Families and Mental Health, to which was referred SB 674, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Senator DePasco, Chairman of the Committee on Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs, to which was referred SB 579, 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 Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs, to which was referred SB 551, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Senator House, Chairman of the Committee on Education, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Education, to which was referred SB 658, 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 Education, to which was referred SB 588, 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 Education, to which was referred SB 553, 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 Education, to which was referred SB 488, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

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 SB 680, 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 SB 756, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

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 29, 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:

Leland O. Burch, Republican, Rural Route 2, Butler, Bates County, Missouri 64730, as a member of the State Soil and Water Districts Commission, for a term ending May 2, 1999, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Donald Loveland, resigned.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 29, 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:

Toni R. Messina, Democrat, 707 Edgewood, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri 65203, as a member of the Missouri Women's Council, for a term ending December 6, 1998, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Benita Williams, resigned.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 29, 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:

Dawn M. Parsons, D.V.M., Republican, 4340 North Wyandotte, Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri 64116, as a member of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board, for a term ending August 29, 2001, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, R. C. Ebert, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

January 29, 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:

Roger D. Shaw, Jr., Republican, Thomasville Route 60B, Birch Tree, Howell County, Missouri 65438, as the public member of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board, for a term ending August 16, 2001, 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.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Banks, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health and Welfare, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Public Health and Welfare, to which was referred SB 526, 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 Public Health and Welfare, to which was referred SB 689, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bill was read the 1st time and 1,000 copies ordered printed:



SB 860-By Singleton.

An Act to repeal section 71.620, RSMo 1994, relating to limitations on corporation taxes and license fees imposed by municipalities, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Mathewson offered Senate Resolution No. 1143, regarding John W. Parkhurst, Sedalia, which was adopted.

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