Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


TWENTY-FOURTH DAY--TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 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 don't always enjoy being the light of the world and the salt of the earth. The responsibility can be awesome. Because Jesus told us, "Ye are the light of the world", we know that our choice isn't whether we will be the light. Our choice is what kind of a light we will be. Help us to be the kind of light that shows the way and not the kind that shines on people to see what they are up to. In Jesus Name we pray. 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 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 Wiggins
Yeckel--33
Absent with leave--Senator Westfall--1
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 732, with SCS, introduced by Senator Schneider, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 337.021, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to the initial licensure of psychologists, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

SCS for SB 732, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 732

An Act to repeal section 337.021, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to the initial licensure of psychologists, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Schneider moved that SCS for SB 732 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Schneider, SCS for SB 732 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Caskey Childers Clay
DePasco Ehlmann Flotron Goode
Graves Howard Johnson Kenney
Kinder Klarich Lybyer Mathewson
Maxwell McKenna Mueller Quick
Rohrbach Russell Schneider Scott
Sims Singleton Staples Wiggins
Yeckel--29
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
House Jacob--2
Absent with leave--Senators
Banks Curls Westfall--3

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 674, introduced by Senators Sims and Bentley, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 453.010, 453.030, 453.040, 453.070, 453.075, 453.077, 453.080 and 453.170, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to adoption, and to enact in lieu thereof eight new sections relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up by Senator Sims.

On motion of Senator Sims, SB 674 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Caskey Childers Clay
DePasco Ehlmann Flotron Goode
Graves House Howard Johnson
Kenney Kinder Klarich Lybyer
Mathewson Maxwell McKenna Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Scott
Sims Singleton Staples Wiggins
Yeckel--29
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Jacob Schneider--2
Absent with leave--Senators
Banks Curls Westfall--3

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Sims, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Sims moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

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

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

Senator Goode moved that SB 541 and SB 822, with SCS (pending), be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SBs 541 and 822 was again taken up.

Senator Klarich offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 541 and 822, Page 2, Section 307.366, Line 38, by inserting immediately after the word "next", the following: "four"; and further amend same section and line by inserting an "s" at the end of the word "registration".

Senator Klarich moved that the above amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator Klarich, SA 1 was withdrawn.

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

At the request of Senator Goode, SB 541 and SB 822, with SCS (pending), were placed on the Informal Calendar.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 921-By Rohrbach, Clay, Flotron, Jacob, McKenna, Wiggins, Goode, House, Scott, Russell, Howard, Klarich, Sims, Mueller, Kinder, Childers, Graves, Mathewson, Ehlmann, Johnson, Maxwell, Schneider, DePasco, Yeckel, Kenney and Bentley.

An Act to amend chapter 217, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to telephone service for prison inmates.

SB 922-By House.

An Act to repeal sections 288.126 and 288.150, RSMo 1994, and sections 288.090, 288.130 and 288.160, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to employment security, and to enact in lieu thereof five new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

On motion of Senator Quick, the Senate recessed until 3:00 p.m.

RECESS

The time of recess having expired, the Senate was called to order by President Pro Tem McKenna.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Quick offered Senate Resolution No. 1186, regarding James H. Norris, Gladstone, which was adopted.

Senator Bentley offered Senate Resolution No. 1187, regarding the death of John W. Kidd, Springfield, which was adopted.

Senator Russell offered Senate Resolution No. 1188, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Franklin, Lebanon, which was adopted.

Senator Rohrbach offered the following resolution, which was read:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1189

WHEREAS, the General Assembly of the State of Missouri has a long tradition of rendering assistance to worthwhile youth activities, especially those related to governmental or citizenship projects; and

WHEREAS, the Jefferson City Downtown Rotary Club has sought to instill values of high integrity within our youth and to provide an opportunity for Missouri students to experience state government firsthand; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly has maintained a policy of granting such organizations permission to use the Senate Chamber for beneficial purposes; and

WHEREAS, this year, the Downtown Rotary Club is sponsoring its annual Student Government Day, an event which will be highlighted by a meeting in the Senate Chambers at our State Capitol, where the students in attendance will be addressed by a representative of each of the three branches of government:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Eighty-ninth General Assembly, hereby grant the Jefferson City Rotary Club permission to use the Senate Chamber for the purpose of conducting Student Government Day on April 13, 1998.

Senator Rohrbach moved that the above resolution be adopted.

Senator Quick requested a roll call vote be taken. He was joined in his request by Senators Goode, Rohrbach, Russell and Singleton.

SR 1189 was adopted by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Caskey Childers Clay Curls
DePasco Flotron Goode Graves
House Howard Jacob Johnson
Kenney Kinder Klarich Lybyer
Mathewson Maxwell McKenna Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Sims Singleton Wiggins Yeckel--28
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Bentley Ehlmann Scott Staples--4
Absent with leave--Senators
Banks Westfall--2


THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 579, introduced by Senator Russell, entitled:

An Act authorizing the governor to convey certain state property in Camden County.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Russell, SB 579 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Caskey Childers Clay
DePasco Flotron Goode Graves
House Howard Jacob Johnson
Kenney Kinder Klarich Lybyer
Mathewson Maxwell McKenna Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Wiggins Yeckel--30
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Curls Ehlmann--2
Absent with leave--Senators
Banks Westfall--2


The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Russell, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Russell moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

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

SB 551, introduced by Senator Johnson, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 247.180, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to elections, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Johnson, SB 551 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
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 Wiggins Yeckel--31
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senator Curls--1
Absent with leave--Senators
Banks Westfall--2


The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

On motion of Senator Johnson, title to the bill was agreed to.

Senator Johnson moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.

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

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

Senator House moved that SB 780, with SA 7 (pending), be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SA 7 was again taken up.

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

Senator Ehlmann offered SA 8:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 8

Amend Senate Bill No. 780, Page 2, Section A, Line 13, by inserting immediately after all of said line the following:

"160.522. 1. By July 1, 1996, the state board of education shall adopt a policy for the public reporting of information by school districts on an annual basis. The school district reports shall be distributed to all media outlets serving the district, and shall be made available to all district patrons, and to each member of the general assembly representing a legislative district which contains a portion of the school district.

2. The department of elementary and secondary education shall develop multiple reporting models which may be used by school districts for their public reports. The information reported shall include, but not be limited to, enrollment, rates of pupil attendance, high school dropout rate, staffing ratios, including the district ratio of students to all teachers, to administrators, and to classroom teachers, the average years of experience of professional staff and advanced degrees earned, student achievement as determined through the currently used assessment system [developed pursuant to section 160.518], student scores on the SAT or ACT, along with the percentage of students taking each test, average teachers' and administrators' salaries compared to the state averages, average salaries of noncertificated personnel compared to state averages, average per pupil expenditures for the district as a whole and for each building in the district which has pupils at the same grade level as another building in the district, voted and adjusted tax rates levied, assessed valuation, percent of the district operating budget received from state, federal, and local sources, extracurricular activities offered and the costs associated with each activity, the number of students eligible for free or reduced lunch, school calendar information, including the number of days and hours for student attendance, parent-teacher conferences, and staff development or in-service training, data on course offerings and rates of participation in parent-teacher conferences, special education programs, early childhood special education programs, parents as teachers programs, vocational education programs, gifted or enrichment programs, and advanced placement programs, data on the number of students continuing their education in postsecondary programs and information about job placement for students who complete district vocational education programs, and the district's most recent accreditation by the state board of education, including measures for school improvement; provided that no school district shall be required to report test scores disaggregated by race or ethnic group.

3. The public reporting shall permit the disclosure of data on a school by school basis, but the reporting shall not be personally identifiable to any student or education professional in the state.

4. Beginning July 1, 1996, the annual report made by the state board of education pursuant to section 161.092, RSMo, shall include a summary of school districts accredited, provisionally accredited, and unaccredited under the Missouri school improvement program, including an analysis of standards met and not met, and an analysis of state program assessment data collected pursuant to section 160.526, describing the kinds of tasks students can perform."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

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

Senator Kinder offered SA 9:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 9

Amend Senate Bill No. 780, Page 2, Section A, Line 13, by inserting immediately after all of said line the following:

"160.538. 1. By July 1, 1996, the state board of education shall develop a procedure and criteria for determining that a school in a school district is "academically deficient", except that location shall not be a criterion used in determining which schools are academically deficient. In making such a determination for any school, the state board of education shall consider the results for the school from the assessment system developed pursuant to the provisions of section 160.518, or any existing assessment system currently in use, together with the results from the education audit performed under subsection 2 of this section.

2. (1) Prior to a decision that a school is academically deficient, the state board of education shall appoint an audit team of at least ten persons to conduct an education audit of the school to determine the factors that have contributed to the lack of student achievement at the school as measured by the district assessment system and make a finding as to whether the school is academically deficient. The specific standards and implementation of the education audit shall be pursuant to rules adopted by the state board of education, except that no standard may be used to find a school academically deficient until that school has been informed that the standard will be applied prior to the giving of the assessment to the students. Further, no standard shall be applied to any school in this state until and unless it is applied to every school in this state.

(2) The audit team shall report its findings to the state board. If the audit team finds that the school is academically deficient, then the state board shall declare the school to be academically deficient.

(3) Following a decision that a school is academically deficient, the state board of education shall, within sixty days, appoint a management team of at least ten persons to conduct any necessary investigations and make any recommendations the team believes are appropriate for the administration and management of the school necessary to promote student achievement and any additional resources which are required. Funds shall be provided, upon appropriation, under subsection 2 of section 160.530 for the operation of the audit and management teams and resources needed in the district.

(4) In the appointment of the audit and management teams, the state board of education shall appoint such persons so that at least fifty percent of the team is composed of active classroom teachers at the elementary, middle or secondary level grades. Further, no more than two persons of said team may be employees of the department of elementary and secondary education. At least one member of the team shall be a public school superintendent from another district.

(5) The management team shall report its findings and recommendations to the state board within sixty school days. The commissioner of education shall, subject to availability of resources, provide resources to the district as recommended by the management team. The management team report may also include recommendations for one or more of the following: conducting a recall election for each member of the district school board, suspension of indefinite contracts for certificated staff in the school and a one-year maximum length for new or renewal of contracts for the superintendent or the principal of the school. The education audit team shall reevaluate the school two years after the filing of the management team report. No recall election, suspension of indefinite contract or maximum contract length limit may be imposed unless the audit team determines that the school is still academically deficient.

(6) The commissioner of education shall, upon such recommendation by the management team and upon approval by the state board of education, but only in the case where the education audit team finds the school academically deficient in its reevaluation audit under subdivision (5) of this subsection, order an election in the district to be held for the purpose of conducting a recall election of all members of the district school board. The recall election shall be held on the next available election day thereafter as provided under section 115.123, RSMo, and shall be conducted pursuant to chapter 115, RSMo, except as otherwise provided herein.

3. (1) A district school board member of a district which contains a school declared academically deficient may be removed by the voters in a recall election. Such election shall be held upon the submission of a petition signed by voters of the district equal in number to at least twenty-five percent of the number of persons voting at the last preceding election to elect a district board member. The petition shall be filed with the election authority and the secretary of the district board of education, which petition shall contain a general statement of the grounds for which the removal is sought. The signatures to the petition need not all be appended to one paper, but each signer shall add to his signature his place of residence, giving the street and number. One of the signers of each such paper shall make oath before an officer competent to administer oaths that the statements therein made are true as he believes and that each signature to the paper appended is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be.

(2) Within ten days from the date of filing such petition the election authority shall examine and ascertain whether said petition is signed by the requisite number of voters; and he shall attach to the petition his certificate, showing the result of the examination. If the petition is shown to be insufficient, it may be amended within ten days from the date of said certificate. The election authority shall, within ten days after such amendment, make like examination of the amended petition and, if his certificate shall show the same to be insufficient, it shall be returned to the person filing the same, without prejudice, however, to the filing of a new petition to the same effect. If the petition shall be deemed to be sufficient, the election authority shall submit the same to the district board without delay. If the petition shall be found to be sufficient, the district board shall order the question to be submitted to the voters of the district.

(3) If a majority of the voters vote in favor of retaining the member, he shall remain in office and shall not be subject to another recall election during his term of office except as provided in subsection 2 of this section. If a majority of voters vote to remove the member, his successor shall be chosen as provided in section 162.261, RSMo.

4. Under subdivision (5) of subsection 2 of this section, a district board of education may suspend indefinite contracts and issue probationary contracts to all certificated staff in a school declared academically deficient. However, no such indefinite contract for any person may be suspended without providing the person an opportunity for a due process hearing, conducted according to the provisions of chapter 536, RSMo, and only after the school board demonstrates that the performance of the person's duties contributed to the school meeting the criteria for being declared academically deficient. The district board of any school which is declared academically deficient shall not issue new contracts or renew contracts to either the superintendent or the principal of the academically deficient school for a period of longer than one year. The provisions of other law to the contrary notwithstanding, a probationary teacher in a school declared academically deficient shall not be granted an indefinite contract until one year after such school is no longer determined to be academically deficient, and the probationary teacher meets all other requirements for permanent status required by law."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Kinder moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Ehlmann offered SA 1 to SA 9, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 9

Amend Senate Amendment No. 9 to Senate Bill No. 780, Page 2, Section 160.538, Line 5, by adding after the word "standard", the following: "used to find a school academically deficient".

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

SA 9, as amended, was again taken up.

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

President Pro Tem McKenna assumed the Chair.

Senator Jacob assumed the Chair.

Senator Kinder moved that SA 9, as amended, be adopted, which motion failed on a standing division vote.

Senator Mueller offered SA 10:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 10

Amend Senate Bill No. 780, Page 12, Section 171.031, Line 4, by deleting lines 4 through 15 and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "attendance. The opening date shall not be earlier than the last Monday of August and the Labor Day weekend shall consist of no less than 4 days for purposes of school attendance except in school districts in which schools are in session for 12 months of each calendar year.".

Senator Mueller moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Flotron offered SSA 1 for SA 10, which was read:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT NO. 1 FOR SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 10

Amend Senate Bill No. 780, Page 12, Section 171.031, Line 13, by adding before said line the following: "; and

(4) In school districts in which the Labor Day weekend consists of no less than 4 days for the purposes of school attendance."; and

Further amend said bill, section and page, line 10, by striking the word "and".

Senator Flotron moved that the above substitute amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator Flotron, SSA 1 for SA 10 was withdrawn.

At the request of Senator Mueller, SA 10 was withdrawn.

Senator Johnson offered SA 11:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 11

Amend Senate Bill No. 780, Page 3, Section 162.411, Line 6, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

"163.011. As used in this chapter unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Adjusted gross income":

(a) "District adjusted gross income per return" shall be the total Missouri individual adjusted gross income in a school district divided by the total number of Missouri income tax returns filed from the school district as reported by the state department of revenue for the second preceding year;

(b) "State adjusted gross income per return" shall be the total Missouri individual adjusted gross income divided by the total number of Missouri individual income tax returns, of those returns designating school districts, as reported by the state department of revenue for the second preceding year;

(c) "District income factor" shall be one plus thirty percent of the difference of the district income ratio minus one, except that the district income factor applied to the portion of the assessed valuation corresponding to any increase in assessed valuation above the assessed valuation of a district as of December 31, 1994, shall not exceed a value of one;

(d) "District income ratio" shall be the ratio of the district adjusted gross income per return divided by the state adjusted gross income per return;

(2) "Average daily attendance" means the quotient or the sum of the quotients obtained by dividing the total number of hours attended in a term by resident pupils between the ages of five and twenty-one by the actual number of hours school was in session in that term. To the average daily attendance of the school term shall be added the full-time equivalent average daily attendance of summer school students. "Full-time equivalent average daily attendance of summer school students" shall be computed by dividing the total number of hours attended by all summer school pupils by the number of hours required in section 160.011, RSMo, in the school term. For purposes of determining average daily attendance under this subdivision, the term "resident pupil" shall include all children between the ages of five and twenty-one who are residents of the school district and who are attending kindergarten through grade twelve in such district. If a child is attending school in a district other than the district of residence and the child's parent is teaching in the school district or is a regular employee of the school district which the child is attending, then such child shall be considered a resident pupil of the school district which the child is attending for such period of time when the district of residence is not otherwise liable for tuition. Average daily attendance for students below the age of five years for which a school district may receive state aid based on such attendance shall be computed as regular school term attendance unless otherwise provided by law;

(3) "District's tax rate ceiling", the highest tax rate ceiling in effect subsequent to the 1980 tax year or any subsequent year. Such tax rate ceiling shall not contain any tax levy for debt service;

(4) "Eligible pupils" shall be the sum of the average daily attendance of the school term plus the product of two times the average daily attendance for summer school;

(5) "Equalized assessed valuation of the property of a school district" shall be determined by multiplying the assessed valuation of the real property subclasses specified in section 137.115, RSMo, times the percent of true value as adjusted by the department of elementary and secondary education to an equivalent sales ratio of thirty-three and one-third percent and dividing by either the percent of true value as determined by the state tax commission on or before March fifteenth preceding the fiscal year in which the valuation will be effective as adjusted by the department of elementary and secondary education to an equivalent sales ratio of thirty-three and one-third percent or the average percent of true value for the highest three of the last four years as determined and certified by the state tax commission, whichever is greater. To the equalized locally assessed valuation of each district shall be added the assessed valuation of tangible personal property. The assessed valuation of property which has previously been excluded from the tax rolls, which is being contested as not being taxable and which increases the total assessed valuation of the school district by fifty percent or more, shall not be included in the calculation of equalized assessed valuation under this subdivision;

(6) "Free and reduced lunch eligible pupil count", the number of pupils eligible for free and reduced lunch on the last Wednesday in January for the preceding school year who were enrolled as students of the district, as approved by the department in accordance with applicable federal regulations;

(7) "Guaranteed tax base" means the amount of equalized assessed valuation per eligible pupil guaranteed each school district by the state in the computation of state aid. To compute the guaranteed tax base, school districts shall be ranked annually from lowest to highest according to the amount of equalized assessed valuation per pupil. The guaranteed tax base shall be based upon the amount of equalized assessed valuation per pupil of the school district in which the ninety-fifth percentile of the state aggregate number of pupils falls during the third preceding year and shall be equal to the state average equalized assessed valuation per eligible pupil for the third preceding year times two and one hundred and sixty-seven thousandths. The average equalized assessed valuation per pupil shall be the quotient of the total equalized assessed valuation of the state divided by the number of eligible pupils;

(8) "Membership" shall be the average of (1) the number of resident full-time students and the full-time equivalent number of part-time students who were enrolled in the public schools of the district on the last Wednesday in September of the previous year and who were in attendance one day or more during the preceding ten school days and (2) the number of resident full-time students and the full-time equivalent number of part-time students who were enrolled in the public schools of the district on the last Wednesday in January of the previous year and who were in attendance one day or more during the preceding ten school days, plus the full-time equivalent number of summer school pupils. "Full-time equivalent number of part-time students" is determined by dividing the total number of hours for which all part-time students are enrolled by the number of hours in the school term. "Full-time equivalent number of summer school pupils" is determined by dividing the total number of hours for which all summer school pupils were enrolled by the number of hours required pursuant to section 160.011, RSMo, in the school term. Only students eligible to be counted for average daily attendance shall be counted for membership;

(9) "Operating levy for school purposes" for districts making transfers pursuant to subsection 4 of section 165.011, RSMo, based upon amounts multiplied by the guaranteed tax base, or making transfers pursuant to subsection 7 of section 165.011, RSMo, or making payments or expenditures related to obligations made pursuant to section 177.088, RSMo, or any combination of such transfers, payments or expenditures, means the sum of tax rates levied for teachers and incidental funds in the payment year and shall be, after all adjustments and equalization of the operating levy, no less than the minimum value required in section 163.021 for eligibility for increases in state aid as calculated pursuant to section 163.031 [and no greater than a maximum value of four dollars and sixty cents per one hundred dollars assessed valuation.], and, for other districts, means the sum of tax rates levied for incidental, teachers, debt service and capital projects funds with no more than eighteen cents of the sum levied in the debt service and capital projects funds. Any portion of the operating levy for school purposes levied in the debt service and capital projects funds in excess of a sum of ten cents must be authorized by a vote of the people, after August 28, 1993, approving an increase in the operating levy, or a full waiver of the rollback pursuant to section 164.013, RSMo, with a tax rate ceiling in excess of the minimum tax rate or an issuance of general obligation bond. In no case shall the operating levy for school purposes for use in section 163.031 be greater than a maximum value of four dollars and sixty cents per one hundred dollars assessed valuation. To equalize the operating levy, multiply the aggregate tax rates for teachers, incidental, and building funds by either the percent of true value, as determined by the state tax commission on or before March fifteenth preceding the fiscal year in which the evaluation will be effective as adjusted by the department of elementary and secondary education to an equivalent sales ratio of thirty-three and one-third percent, or the average percent of true value for the highest three of the last four years as determined and certified by the state tax commission, whichever is greater, and divide by the percent of true value as adjusted by the department of elementary and secondary education to an equivalent sales ratio of thirty-three and one-third percent, provided that for any district for which the equivalent sales ratio is equal to or greater than thirty-three and one-third percent, the equalized operating levy shall be the adjusted operating levy. For any county in which the equivalent sales ratio is less than thirty-one and two-thirds percent, the state tax commission shall conduct a second study in that county and shall use a sample at least twice as large as the one originally used. If the new ratio is higher than the original ratio provided by this subdivision, the new ratio shall be used for the purposes of this subdivision and for determining equalized assessed valuation pursuant to subdivision (5) of this section. For the purposes of calculating state aid pursuant to section 163.031, for any district which has not enacted a voluntary tax rate rollback nor increased the amount of a voluntary tax rate rollback from the previous year's amount, the tax rate used to determine a district's entitlement shall be adjusted so that any decrease in the entitlement due to a decrease in the tax rate resulting from the reassessment shall equal the decrease in the deduction for the assessed valuation of the district as a result of the change in the tax rate due to reassessment. The tax rate adjustments required under this subdivision due to reassessment shall be cumulative and shall be applied each year to determine the tax rate used to calculate the entitlement; except that whenever the actual current operating levy exceeds the tax rate calculated pursuant to this subdivision for the purpose of determining the district's entitlement, then the prior tax rate adjustments required under this subdivision due to reassessment shall be eliminated and shall not be applied in determining the tax rate used to calculate the district entitlement;

(10) "School purposes" pertains to teachers and incidental funds;

(11) "Teacher" means any teacher, teacher-secretary, substitute teacher, supervisor, principal, supervising principal, superintendent or assistant superintendent, school nurse, social worker, counselor or librarian who shall, regularly, teach or be employed for no higher than grade twelve more than one-half time in the public schools and who is certified under the laws governing the certification of teachers in Missouri;

(12) "Adjusted operating levy", the sum of tax rates for the current year for teachers and incidental funds for a school district as reported to the proper officer of each county pursuant to section 164.011, RSMo;

(13) "Current operating costs", all expenditures for instruction and support services excluding capital outlay and debt service expenditures less the revenue from federal categorical sources, food service, student activities and payments from other districts.

163.021. 1. A school district shall receive state aid for its education program only if it:

(1) Provides for a minimum of one hundred seventy-four days and one thousand forty-four hours of actual pupil attendance in a term scheduled by the board pursuant to section 160.041, RSMo, for each pupil or group of pupils, except that the board shall provide a minimum of one hundred seventy-four days and five hundred twenty-two hours of actual pupil attendance in a term for kindergarten pupils. If any school is dismissed because of inclement weather after school has been in session for three hours, that day shall count as a school day including afternoon session kindergarten students. When the aggregate hours lost in a term due to inclement weather decreases the total hours of the school term below the required minimum number of hours by more than twelve hours for all day students or six hours for one-half day kindergarten students, all such hours below the minimum must be made up in one-half day or full day additions to the term, except as provided in section 171.033, RSMo;

(2) Maintains adequate and accurate records of attendance, personnel and finances, as required by the state board of education, which shall include the preparation of a financial statement which shall be submitted to the state board of education the same as required by the provisions of section 165.111, RSMo, for districts;

(3) Levies an operating levy for school purposes of not less than one dollar and twenty-five cents after all adjustments and reductions on each one hundred dollars assessed valuation of the district;

(4) Computes average daily attendance as defined in subdivision (2) of section 163.011 as modified by section 171.031, RSMo. Whenever there has existed within the district an infectious disease, contagion, epidemic, plague or similar condition whereby the school attendance is substantially reduced for an extended period in any school year, the apportionment of school funds and all other distribution of school moneys shall be made on the basis of the school year next preceding the year in which such condition existed.

2. [No school district shall receive more state aid, as calculated in section 163.031, for its education program than it received per eligible pupil for the school year 1990-91, unless it levies an operating levy for school purposes of not less than two dollars after all adjustments and reductions beginning with the tax year which commences January 1, 1993. For the 1994-95] Beginning with the tax year which commences January 1, 1998, and for the 1998-99 school year and subsequent tax and school years, no school district shall receive more state aid, as calculated under section 163.031 for its education program, exclusive of categorical add-ons, than it received per eligible pupil for the school year 1993-94, unless it has an operating levy for [current] school purposes, as determined pursuant to section 163.011, of not less than two dollars and seventy-five cents after all adjustments and reductions [beginning with the tax year which commences January 1, 1994], with no more than ten cents of this tax rate levied in the debt service and capital projects funds and eligible for entry on line 1 of the state school aid formula contained in subsection 6 of section 163.031; except that, beginning in the 1997-98 school year, any district which is required, pursuant to article X, section 22 of the Missouri Constitution, to reduce its operating levy below the minimum tax rate otherwise required under this subsection shall not be construed to be in violation of this subsection for making such tax rate reduction. Pursuant to section 10(c) of article X of the state constitution, a school district may levy the operating levy for school purposes required by this subsection less all adjustments required pursuant to article X, section 22 of the Missouri Constitution if such rate does not exceed the highest tax rate in effect subsequent to the 1980 tax year. Nothing in this section shall be construed to mean that a school district is guaranteed to receive an amount not less than the amount the school district received per eligible pupil for the school year 1990-91. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any school district located in a county of the second classification which has a nuclear power plant located in such district or to any school district located in a county of the third classification which has an electric power generation unit with a rated generating capacity of more than one hundred fifty megawatts which is owned or operated or both by a rural electric cooperative except that such school districts may levy for current school purposes and capital projects an operating levy not to exceed two dollars and seventy-five cents less all adjustments required pursuant to article X, section 22 of the Missouri Constitution.

3. No school district shall receive more state aid, as calculated in section 163.031, for its education program, exclusive of categorical add-ons, than it received per eligible pupil for the school year 1993-1994, if the state board of education determines that the district was not in compliance in the preceding school year with the requirements of section 163.172, until such time as the board determines that the district is again in compliance with the requirements of section 163.172.

4. The department of elementary and secondary education shall evaluate the correlation between district tax rates and district assessed valuation per pupil following each biennial property tax reassessment and shall report its findings to the governor and the general assembly by December first of the year following each reassessment. The findings shall include a calculation of the minimum required property tax rate necessary to maintain a correlation of zero or less between district property tax rate and district assessed valuation per pupil and a report of assessed valuation per pupil and district property tax rate for all districts.

5. No school district shall receive state aid, pursuant to section 163.031, if such district was not in compliance, during the preceding school year, with the requirement, established pursuant to section 160.530, RSMo, to allocate revenue to the professional development committee of the district.

6. No school district shall receive more state aid, as calculated in section 163.031, for its education program, exclusive of categorical add-ons, than it received per eligible pupil for the school year 1993-1994, if the district did not comply in the preceding school year with the requirements of subsection 7 of section 163.031.

7. No school district shall receive state aid, pursuant to section 163.031, if the district failed to make a required payment in the preceding year to the school building revolving fund pursuant to section 166.300, RSMo."; and

Further amend said bill and page, section 164.221, line 11, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

"165.011. 1. The following funds are created for the accounting of all school moneys: teachers' fund, incidental fund, free textbook fund, capital projects fund and debt service fund. The treasurer of the school district shall open an account for each fund specified in this section, and all moneys received from the county school fund and all moneys derived from taxation for teachers' wages shall be placed to the credit of the teachers' fund. All tuition fees, state moneys received under sections 162.975, RSMo, and 163.031, RSMo, and all other moneys received from the state except as herein provided shall be placed to the credit of the teachers' and incidental funds at the discretion of the district board of education. The portion of state aid received by the district pursuant to section 163.031, RSMo, based upon the portion of the tax rate in the debt service or capital projects funds, respectively, which is included in the operating levy for school purposes pursuant to section 163.011, RSMo, shall be placed to the credit of the debt service fund or capital projects fund, respectively. Money received from other districts for transportation, and money derived from taxation for incidental expenses shall be credited to the incidental fund. Money apportioned for free textbooks shall be credited to the free textbook fund. All money derived from taxation or received from any other source for the erection of buildings or additions thereto and the remodeling or reconstruction of buildings and the furnishing thereof, for the payment of lease purchase obligations, for the purchase of real estate, or from sale of real estate, schoolhouses or other buildings of any kind, or school furniture, from insurance, from sale of bonds other than refunding bonds shall be placed to the credit of the capital projects fund. All moneys derived from the sale or lease of sites, buildings, facilities, furnishings and equipment by a school district as authorized under section 177.088, RSMo, shall be credited to the capital projects fund. Money derived from taxation for the retirement of bonds and the payment of interest thereon shall be credited to the debt service fund which shall be maintained as a separate bank account. Receipts from delinquent taxes shall be allocated to the several funds on the same basis as receipts from current taxes, except that where the previous years' obligations of the district would be affected by such distribution, the delinquent taxes shall be distributed according to the tax levies made for the years in which the obligations were incurred. All refunds received shall be placed to the credit of the fund from which the original expenditures were made. Money donated to the school districts shall be placed to the credit of the fund where it can be expended to meet the purpose for which it was donated and accepted. Money received from any other source whatsoever shall be placed to the credit of the fund or funds designated by the board.

2. The school board may expend from the incidental fund the sum that is necessary for the ordinary repairs of school property and an amount not to exceed the sum of expenditures for classroom instructional capital outlay, as defined by the department of elementary and secondary education by rule, in state-approved area vocational-technical schools and .06 dollars per one hundred dollars equalized assessed valuation multiplied by the guaranteed tax base for the second preceding year multiplied by the number of resident and nonresident eligible pupils educated in the district for the second preceding year for classroom instructional capital outlay, including but not limited to payments authorized pursuant to section 177.088, RSMo. Any and all payments authorized under section 177.088, RSMo, except as otherwise provided in this subsection, for the purchase or lease of sites, buildings, facilities, furnishings and equipment and all other expenditures for capital outlay shall be made from the capital projects fund. If a balance remains in the free textbook fund after books are furnished to pupils as provided in section 170.051, RSMo, it shall be transferred to the teachers' fund. The board may transfer the portion of the balance remaining in the incidental fund to the teachers' fund that is necessary for the total payment of all contracted obligations to teachers. If a balance remains in the debt service fund, after the total outstanding indebtedness for which the fund was levied is paid, the board may transfer the unexpended balance to the capital projects fund. If a balance remains in the bond proceeds after completion of the project for which the bonds were issued, the balance shall be transferred from the incidental or capital projects fund to the debt service fund. After making all placements of interest otherwise provided by law, a school district may transfer from the capital projects fund to the incidental fund the interest earned from undesignated balances in the capital projects fund.

3. Tuition shall be paid from either the teachers' or incidental funds.

4. Other provisions of law to the contrary notwithstanding, the school board of a school district that satisfies the criteria specified in subsection 5 of this section may transfer from the incidental fund to the capital projects fund an amount not to exceed the greater of zero or the sum of .18 dollars per one hundred dollars equalized assessed valuation multiplied by the guaranteed tax base for the second preceding year multiplied by the number of resident and nonresident eligible pupils educated in the district for the second preceding year and the amount to be expended for transportation equipment that is considered an allowable cost under state board of education rules for transportation reimbursements during the current year and any amount necessary to satisfy obligations of the capital projects fund for state-approved area vocational-technical schools and an amount not to exceed .06 dollars per one hundred dollars equalized assessed valuation multiplied by the guaranteed tax base for the second preceding year multiplied by the number of resident and nonresident eligible pupils educated in the district for the second preceding year less any amount transferred pursuant to subsection 7 of this section, provided that any amount transferred pursuant to this subsection shall only be transferred as necessary to satisfy obligations of the capital projects fund less any amount expended from the incidental fund for classroom instructional capital outlay pursuant to subsection 2 of this section. For the purposes of this subsection, the guaranteed tax base and a district's count of resident and nonresident eligible pupils educated in the district shall not be less than their respective values calculated from data for the 1992-93 school year.

5. In order to transfer funds pursuant to subsection 4 of this section, a school district shall:

(1) Meet the minimum criteria for state aid and for increases in state aid for the current year established pursuant to section 163.021, RSMo;

(2) Not incur a total debt, including short-term debt and bonded indebtedness in excess of ten percent of the guaranteed tax base for the preceding payment year multiplied by the number of resident and nonresident eligible pupils educated in the district in the preceding year;

(3) Set tax rates pursuant to section 164.011, RSMo;

(4) First apply any voluntary rollbacks or reductions to the total tax rate levied to the teachers' and incidental funds;

(5) In order to be eligible to transfer funds for paying lease purchase obligations:

(a) Incur such obligations, except for obligations for lease purchase for school buses, prior to January 1, 1997;

(b) Limit the term of such obligations to no more than twenty years;

(c) Limit annual installment payments on such obligations to an amount no greater than the amount of the payment for the first full year of the obligation, including all payments of principal and interest, except that the amount of the final payment shall be limited to an amount no greater than two times the amount of such first-year payment;

(d) Limit such payments to leasing nonathletic, classroom, instructional facilities as defined by the state board of education through rule; and

(e) Not offer instruction at a higher grade level than was offered by the district on July 12, 1994.

6. A school district shall be eligible to transfer funds pursuant to subsection 7 of this section if:

(1) Prior to August 28, 1993:

(a) The school district incurred an obligation for the purpose of funding payments under a lease purchase contract authorized under section 177.088, RSMo;

(b) The school district notified the appropriate local election official to place an issue before the voters of the district for the purpose of funding payments under a lease purchase contract authorized under section 177.088, RSMo; or

(c) An issue for funding payments under a lease purchase contract authorized under section 177.088, RSMo, was approved by the voters of the district; or

(2) Prior to November 1, 1993, a school board adopted a resolution authorizing an action necessary to comply with subsection 9 of section 177.088, RSMo. Any increase in the operating levy of a district above the 1993 tax rate resulting from passage of an issue described in paragraph (b) of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be considered as part of the 1993 tax rate for the purposes of subsection 1 of section 164.011, RSMo.

7. Prior to transferring funds pursuant to subsection 4 of this section, a school district may transfer, pursuant to this subsection, from the incidental fund to the capital projects [funds] fund an amount as necessary to satisfy an obligation of the capital projects fund that satisfies at least one of the conditions specified in subsection 6 of this section, but not to exceed its payments authorized under section 177.088, RSMo, for the purchase or lease of sites, buildings, facilities, furnishings, equipment, and all other expenditures for capital outlay, plus the amount to be expended for transportation equipment that is considered an allowable cost under state board of education rules for transportation reimbursements during the current year plus any amount necessary to satisfy obligations of the capital projects fund for state-approved area vocational-technical schools. A school district with a levy for school purposes no greater than the minimum levy specified in section 163.021, RSMo, and an obligation in the capital projects fund that satisfies at least one of the conditions specified in subsection 6 of this section, may transfer from the incidental fund to the capital projects fund the amount necessary to meet the obligation plus the transfers pursuant to subsection 4 of this section.

8. Beginning in the 1995-96 school year, the department of elementary and secondary education shall deduct from a school district's state aid calculated pursuant to section 163.031, RSMo, an amount equal to the amount of any transfer of funds from the incidental fund to the capital projects fund performed during the previous year in violation of this section.

9. On or before June 30, 1995, a school district may transfer to the capital projects fund from the balances of the teachers' and incidental funds any amount, but only to the extent that the teachers' and incidental fund unrestricted balances on June 30, 1995, are equal to or greater than eight percent of expenditures from the teachers' and incidental funds for the year ending June 30, 1995.

10. In addition to other transfers authorized under subsections 1 to 9 of this section, a district may transfer from the teachers' and incidental funds to the capital projects fund the amount necessary to repay costs of one or more guaranteed energy savings performance contracts to renovate buildings in the school district; provided that the contract is only for energy conservation measures, as defined in section 640.651, RSMo, and provided that the contract specifies that no payment or total of payments shall be required from the school district until at least an equal total amount of energy and energy-related operating savings and payments from the vendor pursuant to the contract have been realized by the school district."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

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

Senator Flotron offered SA 12, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 12

Amend Senate Bill No. 780, Page 12, Section 171.031, Line 12, by adding in lieu of the "." the following:

"(4) In school districts whose opening date is not earlier than the last Monday in August and the Labor Day weekend consists of no less than 4 days for purposes of school attendance.".

Senator Flotron moved that the above amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator Flotron, SA 12 was withdrawn.

On motion of Senator House, SB 780, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

SJR 21 was placed on the Informal Calendar.

Senator Bentley moved that SB 724 be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

Senator Rohrbach offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Bill No. 724, Page 2, Section 143.183, Line 35, by adding at the end of said line the following: "After December 31, 2008, the Missouri arts council shall no longer be eligible to receive general revenue appropriations.".

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

At the request of Senator Bentley, SB 724, as amended, was placed on the Informal 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

February 13, 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:

Michael R. Seever, C.C.P., 6217 N.E. Normandy, Gladstone, Clay County, Missouri 64118, as a member of the Advisory Commission for Clinical Perfusionists, for a term ending February 13, 2003, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, RSMo 324.177.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

February 13, 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 E. Gaines, 2109 Butterfield Court, Maryland Heights, St. Louis County, Missouri 63043, as a member of the Advisory Commission for Clinical Perfusionists, for a term ending February 13, 2002, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, RSMo 324.177.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

February 13, 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:

Judith Steffen-Drake, 3443 South Kings Avenue, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri 65807, as a member of the Advisory Commission for Clinical Perfusionists, for a term ending February 13, 1999, and until her successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, RSMo 324.177.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

February 17, 1998

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

The following addendum should be made to the appointment of Gregory M. Weaver, R.N., C.C.P. for the Advisory Commission for Clinical Perfusionists, submitted to you on February 13, 1998. Line 3 should be amended to read:

Commission for Clinical Perfusionists, for a term ending February 13, 2000

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

February 17, 1998

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

The following addendum should be made to the appointment of Jeanne R. Rhoades for the Advisory Commission for Clinical perfusionists, submitted to you on February 13, 1998. Line 3 should be amended to read:

for Clinical Perfusionists, for a term ending February 13, 2001

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



Also,



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

February 17, 1998

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

The following addendum should be made to the appointment of Russell E. Dayton for the Advisory Commission for Clinical Perfusionists, submitted to you on February 13, 1998. Line 3 should be amended to read:

for Clinical Perfusionists, for a term ending February 13, 2004

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

February 17, 1998

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

The following addendum should be made to the appointment of Yolanda Lorge for the Advisory Commission for Clinical Perfusionists, submitted to you on February 13, 1998. Line 3 should be amended to read:

Clinical Perfusionists, for a term ending February 13, 2004, and until

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 923-By Scott and Mathewson.

An Act to repeal sections 91.025, 393.140, 393.190, 393.260, 393.270, 394.020 and 394.160, RSMo 1994, and sections 386.020 and 386.250, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to regulation of electric utilities, and to enact in lieu thereof forty-four new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 924-By Kinder.

An Act to repeal section 509.290, RSMo 1994, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections for the purpose of requiring the courts of this state to apply the doctrine of forum nonconveniens in civil cases.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Scott, Chairman of the Committee on Corrections and General Laws, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Corrections and General Laws, to which were referred SB 846 and SB 847, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

RESOLUTIONS



Senator McKenna offered Senate Resolution No. 1190, regarding Ronald Ravenscraft, Hillsboro, which was adopted.

Senator Singleton offered Senate Resolution No. 1191, regarding Shonda Ireland, Neosho, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1192, regarding the Seventieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Martin, Maysville, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1193, regarding the Sixty-fifth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Mires, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1194, regarding the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. "Pete" Smith, Laclede, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1195, regarding the Seventy-fifth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John Pickering, Denver, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Yeckel introduced to the Senate, Tom Francel, M.D., and his children, Katya, Mikey and Nicholas, St. Louis County; and Katya, Mikey and Nicholas were made honorary pages.

Senator Scott introduced to the Senate, Dick Beumer, Dick Fleming, Greg Sullivan, St. Louis County; and Mayor Clarence Harmon, St. Louis.

Senator House introduced to the Senate, Laurie

French and her son, Bobby, St. Charles; and Bobby was made an honorary page.

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Tammy Miller, and members of the Pleasant Hill High School Debate Team, Pleasant Hill.

Senator Yeckel introduced to the Senate, Girl Scout Troop 495 from St. Catherine Laboure Catholic School, St. Louis County; and Sarah Sandroni, Caitlin Andreasen, Diane Kohnen and Kristin House were made honorary pages.

Senator Maxwell introduced to the Senate, Dawn Smithee, Auxvasse; Beverly Oster, Rolla; and Tammy Linhardt, Columbia.

Senator Lybyer introduced to the Senate, Justin Mutrux, Stephen Cooper, Patty Fortune, Janet Mohrman, and eighth grade students from Raymondville.

Senator Childers introduced to the Senate, Vince McCorksy, Marvin Hatley, and thirty-four students from Willow Springs High School, Willow Springs.

On behalf of Senator Caskey, the President introduced to the Senate, Joan Turek, Sharon Jennings, Troop 513, Troop 400, Pack 400 and Den 1 from Warrensburg; and Ken Jennings, Jimmy Gai, Robert Turek, Darin Shreeves, Evan Schick, Shawn Gabel, Chris Dandurand, Kevin Forsman, Chris Post, Joey Audsley, Joe Jennings and Ryan Turek were made honorary pages.

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, Nancy Brown and Sam Freeman, Springfield.

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