Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


TWENTY-FIFTH DAY--WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1998


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem McKenna in the Chair.

The Chaplain offered the following prayer:

Dear Lord, help us to know our strengths, weaknesses, capabilities and our limits. Help us to live within these boundaries and to inspire others to do the same. Use us as we seek to work together sharing with and caring for one another. Give to us a sense of what is right, a commitment to do the right thing and the courage of our convictions. 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 Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--34
Absent with leave--Senators--None
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

RESOLUTIONS

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

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1196

WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate enjoy a long, proud tradition of acknowledging milestones attained by those organizations which have played critical roles in the overall health and general well-being of this nation's citizens; and

WHEREAS, the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation is observing its Sixtieth Anniversary this year as a voluntary health organization which consistently strives to ensure healthy lives for America's children; and

WHEREAS, the history of the March of Dimes dates back to its founding in 1938 when thousands of individuals selflessly volunteered to help raise funds for the purpose of supporting the development of a vaccine to eliminate polio and the crippling effects which that dread disease had on the population; and

WHEREAS, the March of Dimes enjoys the distinction of being the only national voluntary health agency that has succeeded in defeating the disease it had been established to conquer; and

WHEREAS, during the past four decades, the March of Dimes has distinguished itself as a pioneer in protecting babies from birth defects, low birth weight, and infant death through research, education, community services, and advocacy; and

WHEREAS, those researchers who have received funds from the March of Dimes have made incredible discoveries that have impacted on the lives of all children born in the United States, achievements for which they have been awarded a total of ten Nobel Prizes; and

WHEREAS, the March of Dimes is deeply indebted to the countless citizens who have volunteered their time, energy, and ability to enable the organization to pursue its mission with such a phenomenal degree of success; and

WHEREAS, the March of Dimes and its more than three million current volunteers are to be commended for their continuing endeavors to set ambitious goals for unremitting breakthroughs in maternal and infant health:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Eighty-ninth General Assembly, join unanimously in applauding the March of Dimes upon the occasion of its Sixtieth Anniversary and in extending best wishes for even greater accomplishments as we prepare to face the challenges of the twenty-first century; and

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

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 658, introduced by Senator Caskey, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 164.011 and 165.011, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to school funds, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Caskey, SB 658 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
DePasco Ehlmann Flotron Goode
Graves Howard Jacob Johnson
Kenney Kinder Klarich Lybyer
Mathewson Maxwell McKenna Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Wiggins--29
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Clay Curls House Yeckel--4
Absent with leave--Senator Westfall--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

The emergency clause was adopted by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
DePasco Ehlmann Flotron Goode
Graves Howard Jacob Johnson
Kenney Kinder Klarich Lybyer
Mathewson Maxwell McKenna Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Wiggins--29
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Clay Curls House Yeckel--4
Absent with leave--Senator Westfall--1


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

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

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

SB 588, introduced by Senator Caskey, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 178.930, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to funding for sheltered workshops, 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 Caskey, SB 588 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
DePasco Flotron Goode Graves
Howard Jacob Johnson Kenney
Kinder Klarich Lybyer Mathewson
Maxwell McKenna Mueller Quick
Russell Schneider Scott Sims
Singleton Staples Wiggins--27
NAYS--Senator Rohrbach--1
Absent--Senators
Clay Curls Ehlmann House
Yeckel--5
Absent with leave--Senator Westfall--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 553, introduced by Senator Bentley, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 167.223, RSMo 1994, relating to postsecondary course options, 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 Bentley, SB 553 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
DePasco Ehlmann Flotron Goode
Graves Howard Jacob Johnson
Kenney Kinder Klarich Lybyer
Mathewson Maxwell McKenna Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Wiggins--29
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Clay Curls House Yeckel--4
Absent with leave--Senator Westfall--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 488, introduced by Senator Goode, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 21.570 and 162.857, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to special school districts and vocational education, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Goode, SB 488 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode Graves House Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Lybyer Mathewson Maxwell
McKenna Mueller Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Scott Sims
Singleton Staples Wiggins Yeckel--32
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senator Curls--1
Absent with leave--Senator Westfall--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

The emergency clause was adopted by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode Graves House Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Lybyer Mathewson Maxwell
McKenna Mueller Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Scott Singleton
Staples Wiggins Yeckel--31
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Curls Sims--2
Absent with leave--Senator Westfall--1

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

Senator Goode 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 629, with SCAs 1 and 2, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCA 1 was taken up.

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

SCA 2 was taken up.

Senator Goode moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Goode offered SA 1 to SCA 2, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Committee Amendment No. 2 to Senate Bill No. 629, Page 158, Column 1 of the Senate Journal for February 5, 1998, Line 41, by inserting after the word "member." the following: "The governing body of the municipality shall establish the terms of office of the governing commission or advisory board members, and no member shall serve more than three consecutive terms.".

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

Senator Wiggins assumed the Chair.

SCA 2, as amended, was again taken up.

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

Senator House offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Bill No. 629, Page 16, Section 67.1663, Line 4, by inserting immediately after all of said line the following:

"Section 1. For any business exempted from the assessment and levy of property tax pursuant to section 172.273, RSMo, and located in a county of the first classification with a charter form of government and with a population of at least two hundred thousand inhabitants but less than six hundred thousand inhabitants, the provisions of subsections 3 and 8 of section 172.273, RSMo, shall expire on January 1, 2009."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator House moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Goode raised the point of order that SA 1 is out of order in that the amendment goes beyond the scope of the bill.

The point of order was referred to the President Pro Tem, who ruled it not well taken.

SA 1 was again taken up.

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

Senator Staples assumed the Chair.

On motion of Senator Goode, SB 629, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE

The following message was received from the House of Representatives through its Chief Clerk:

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 1014, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for supplemental purposes for the several departments and offices of state government, and for the payment of various claims for refunds, for persons, firms, and corporations, and for other purposes, and to transfer money among certain funds, from the funds designated for the fiscal period ending June 30, 1998.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS

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

SB 917--Local Government and Economic Development.

SB 918--Appropriations.

SB 919--Ways and Means.

SB 920--Commerce and Environment.

SB 921--Commerce and Environment.

SB 922--Labor and Industrial Relations.

SB 923--Commerce and Environment.

On motion of Senator Quick, the Senate recessed until 3:30 p.m.

RECESS

The time of recess having expired, the Senate was called to order by Senator Staples.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 756, introduced by Senator Sims, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 105.271, RSMo 1994, and section 453.015, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to employee leave for stepparents, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Sims, SB 756 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Caskey Childers Clay
Curls DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode Graves Jacob Kenney
Kinder Klarich Lybyer Mathewson
Mueller Quick Rohrbach Russell
Schneider Scott Sims Singleton
Staples Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--28
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Banks House Howard Johnson
Maxwell--5
Absent with leave--Senator McKenna--1

The President 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 Caskey moved that SB 657 be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

Senator Caskey offered SS for SB 657, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 657

An Act to repeal section 287.815, RSMo 1994, and section 287.812, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to certain retirement systems, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

Senator Caskey moved that SS for SB 657 be adopted.

Senator Caskey offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Bill No. 657, Page 4, Section 287.815, Line 21, by inserting after "service." on said line: "Persons appointed under section 621.105, RSMo, shall be required to have served a majority of a term in order to qualify for benefits pursuant to sections 287.812 to 287.855.".

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

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

Senator Caskey moved that SS for SB 657, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Caskey, SS for SB 657, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

Senator Caskey moved that SB 625, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SB 625, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 625

An Act to repeal sections 190.100, 190.105, 190.110, 190.115, 190.120, 190.125, 190.130, 190.140, 190.141, 190.150, 190.155, 190.160, 190.165, 190.171, 190.175, 190.180 and 190.190, RSMo 1994, and sections 190.145 and 190.185, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to emergency services, and to enact in lieu thereof seventeen new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

Was taken up.

Senator Caskey moved that SCS for SB 625 be adopted.

Senator Quick offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 625, Page 1, Section 190.100, Line 1, by inserting immediately before said section the following:

"190.044. 1. No taxpayer shall be required to pay property taxes for ground ambulance service to both an ambulance district and a fire protection district which operates a ground ambulance service, unless reaffirmed and authorized pursuant to this section. In the event that a taxpayer in a third class county is paying taxes to both entities to provide ground ambulance service, any taxpayer residing in the area subject to the double tax may file a petition with the county clerk in which the area, or greatest part thereof, is situated requesting that the double tax be eliminated and that the area only pay a tax to one entity.

2. Upon receipt of such petition, the county clerk shall determine the area taxed by two such entities and place the question before the voters of such area at the next state or municipal election. The petition shall request that the following question be submitted to the voters residing within the geographic limits of the area:

The . . . . . . . . . . . . . (description of area) is currently paying a tax to provide ambulance service to the . . . . . . . . . . . (name of entity created first) and the . . . . . . . . . . . . . (name of entity created second). As a result, shall the tax paid to provide ambulance service to the . . . . . . . . (name of entity created second) be eliminated?

[ ] Yes [ ] No

3. If a majority of the votes cast are in favor of the elimination of the tax levied and collected by the entity providing ambulance service, then the remaining entity will be declared as the single taxing entity for the area in question. The taxpayers within the area shall thereafter only pay one tax to the remaining entity following a three-year period, over which the tax rate levied and collected shall be decreased by one-third each year until such tax is no longer levied or collected by the entity whose tax was proposed for elimination by the petition. If a majority of the votes cast are opposed to the elimination of the tax, then the tax shall be reaffirmed.

4. All costs incurred by the county clerk as a result of this section, including election costs, shall be paid by the entity whose tax was proposed for termination by the petition.

5. The boundaries and service area of the entities providing ambulance service will reflect the change as determined by the election."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

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

Senator Quick offered SA 2:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 625, Page 26, Section 190.199, Line 20, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

"321.227. 1. Any fire protection district that provides emergency ambulance service pursuant to section 321.225 may, in addition to its other powers and duties, provide primary ambulance service within its district if a majority of the voters voting thereon approve a proposition to replace emergency ambulance service with primary ambulance service and to use the tax originally levied to fund emergency ambulance service to fund the emergency ambulance service and a fee approved by the voters of the district for the non-emergency ambulance service. The district shall exercise the same powers and duties in operating a primary ambulance service as it does in operating its fire protection service.

2. The proposition to replace emergency ambulance service with primary ambulance service may be submitted by the board of directors at any municipal general, primary or general election or at any election of the members of the board.

3. The question shall be submitted in substantially the following form:

Shall the board of directors of ............... Fire Protection District be authorized to replace the emergency ambulance service within the district with primary ambulance service within the district using the existing tax levy for emergency service and a fee of .............. for non-emergency ambulance service? Primary ambulance service means the regular activity by a qualified ambulance service for the purpose of providing rapid response and prehospital emergency and non-emergency services including but not limited to, patient assessment, patient treatment, patient preparation for transport and patient transport to appropriate health care facilities.

4. If a majority of the voters casting votes thereon be in favor of primary ambulance service and the use of the existing levy and the non-emergency service fee, the district shall forthwith commence such service.

5. As used in this section, "primary" means the regular activity by a qualified ambulance service for the purpose of providing rapid response and prehospital emergency and non-emergency services including but not limited to, patient assessment, patient treatment, patient preparation for transport and patient transport to appropriate health care facilities."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Quick moved that the above amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator Caskey, SB 625, with SCS and SA 2 (pending), was placed on the Informal Calendar.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Scott, Chairman of the Committee on State Budget Control, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on State Budget Control, to which were referred SCS for SB 475; and SCS for SBs 532, 806 and 633, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bills do pass.

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SB 780, begs leave to report that it has examined the same and finds that the bill has been truly perfected and that the printed copies furnished the Senators are correct.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SCS for SBs 532, 806 and 633, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 532, 806 and 633

An Act to repeal sections 195.211, 195.222, 195.223, 195.420, 195.509, 311.720, 542.276, 568.045 and 569.085, RSMo 1994, and sections 195.010 and 195.400, RSMo Supp. 1997, and to enact in lieu thereof fourteen new sections relating to controlled substances, with penalty provisions.

Was taken up by Senator Wiggins.

On motion of Senator Wiggins, SCS for SBs 532, 806 and 633 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode Graves House Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Lybyer Mathewson Maxwell
Mueller Quick Rohrbach Russell
Schneider Scott Sims Singleton
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--31
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Curls Staples--2
Absent with leave--Senator McKenna--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SCS for SB 475, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 475

An Act to repeal sections 210.211, 210.245, 210.251, 210.252, 210.256, 210.516 and 610.120, RSMo 1994, and sections 43.540, 210.150 and 210.221, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to the care or supervision of children, and to enact in lieu thereof twenty new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

Was taken up by Senator Banks.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

Senator Banks moved that SCS for SB 475 be read the 3rd time and finally passed, which motion failed to receive a constitutional majority by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Clay
DePasco Goode House Howard
Jacob Johnson Mathewson Maxwell
Quick Schneider Scott Sims
Wiggins--17
NAYS--Senators
Childers Ehlmann Flotron Graves
Kenney Kinder Klarich Lybyer
Mueller Rohrbach Russell Singleton
Staples Westfall Yeckel--15
Absent--Senator Curls--1
Absent with leave--Senator McKenna--1

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

At the request of Senator Johnson, SB 675, SB 483, SB 490 and SB 564, with SCS, were placed on the Informal Calendar.

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

At the request of Senator Quick, SB 632, with SCS, was placed on the Informal Calendar.

SB 650 was placed on the Informal Calendar.

At the request of Senator Banks, SB 754, with SCS, was placed on the Informal Calendar.

Senator Caskey moved that SB 753, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SB 753, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 753

An Act to repeal section 168.071, RSMo 1994, relating to certification of teachers, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Caskey moved that SCS for SB 753 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Caskey, SCS for SB 753 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

Senator Staples moved that SB 883, with SCA 1, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCA 1 was taken up.

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

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

Senator Staples offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Bill No. 883, Page 2, Section 226.008, Line 42, by inserting after the word "work" the following: "completed"; and

Further amend said bill, page and section, line 43, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"(5) The current status of the Fifteen Year Road and Bridge Program adopted in January, 1992, including the original project estimates and the final project costs;

(6) The reasons for any significant cost increases or decreases on highway and bridge construction projects completed in the preceding state fiscal year. The final cost of the projects shall be compared with the original cost estimates. The reasons shall include the amounts resulting from inflation, department-wide design changes, changes in project scope and federal mandates. A significant cost increase or decrease shall be one that varies from the original estimate by ten percent or more and which totals one hundred thousand dollars or more;"; and

Further amend said bill, page and section, line 44, by striking "(5)" and inserting "(7)" in lieu thereof; and further on line 45 by striking "and"; and further on line 46 by striking "(6)" and inserting "(8)" in lieu thereof; and further on line 46 by striking the period "." and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "and;

(9) Any further information specifically requested by the joint committee on transportation oversight."; and

Further amend said bill, page 3, section 226.040, line 27, by striking the word "registered" as it first appears on said line.

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

Senator Ehlmann offered SA 2, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Bill No. 883, Page 1, Section 226.008, Line 3, by inserting immediately before the word "transportation" the following: "standing".

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

Senator Caskey offered SA 3, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3

Amend Senate Bill No. 883, Page 1, Section 226.008, Lines 11-12, by deleting the words ", the director of the oversight division of the committee on legislative research," on said line; and further amend said bill, line 13, by deleting the word ", director".

Senator Caskey moved that the above amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator Caskey, SA 3 was withdrawn.

Senator Wiggins assumed the Chair.

Senator Staples offered SA 4, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 4

Amend Senate Bill No. 883, Page 1, Section 226.008, Line 12, by striking the word "officer" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "office".

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

On motion of Senator Staples, SB 883, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 925-By Scott.

An Act to repeal section 87.371, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to the firefighter's retirement system of the City of St. Louis, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

SB 926-By Singleton, Westfall and Childers.

An Act to repeal section 169.056, as both versions appear in RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to public school retirement, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 927-By Bentley.

An Act to repeal section 135.200, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to revenue producing enterprises for enterprise zones, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 928-By House and Ehlmann.

An Act to authorize the conveyance of state property to the city of St. Peters.

SB 929-By Caskey, Howard, Lybyer, Quick, Staples and Maxwell.

An Act to repeal sections 188.015, 188.030, 188.035, 188.075 and 565.021, RSMo 1994, and to enact in lieu thereof six new sections relating to banning partial birth abortions, with penalty provisions.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SB 629, begs leave to report that it has examined the same and finds that the bill has been truly perfected and that the printed copies furnished the Senators are correct.

Senator Schneider, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred SB 584, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

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 was referred SB 765, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Lybyer offered Senate Resolution No. 1197, regarding Mr. Pat O. Adams, Fulton, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

On behalf of Senator McKenna, the President introduced to the Senate, Steve Rupp, Katherine Hayes, Linda Sherwin, and a delegation from the Missouri Chapter of the March of Dimes.

Senator Lybyer introduced to the Senate, former State Representative Gordon Summers, his wife, Virginia and their grandson, Matthew McCullough, Sullivan.

Senator Russell introduced to the Senate, Raymond Caffey and Bob Young, Lebanon.

Senator Howard introduced to the Senate, Steve McPheeters and Mike Pavlos, New Madrid.

Senator Singleton introduced to the Senate, Kay and Dan Baum, Newton County.

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, Vi Smith, Stan Mengwasser, John Glascock, Fire Chief Bill Biele, Rick Keeler, Dana Neupert, Bill McShane, members of the Creve Couer/Olivette Chamber of Commerce.

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, Rick Grossheimer, Jack Derr, Steven Buckley, Carl Poetzscher, Paul Joherst, Mark Houston and Tom Mayer, St. Louis County.

On behalf of Senator Staples, the President introduced to the Senate, Jamie and Josie Sisk, Thayer.

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, Carole Anne Von Eschen, Greg Voight and John La Grone, University City.

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, Brian J. Bondy and Heidi Buysse, Bridgeton; and Sherri Ulbrich, Maryland Heights.

Senator Howard introduced to the Senate, Sherry Crider and Patty Menz, Southeast Missouri.

Senator Childers introduced to the Senate, sixteen members of the Table Rock Board of the Missouri Association of Realtors.

Senator Ehlmann introduced to the Senate, Gary Ditson, Jerry Lee, Donna-Marie Pierre and Jeff McNeal, Wentzville.

Senator Russell introduced to the Senate, Jack Howard and Jon Presley, Lebanon.

Senator Klarich introduced to the Senate, John Fischer, Washington; Bob Borgmann, Randy Carter, Mary Kay Dingley, Vic Parmentier and Paul Webb, Union; Cheryl Douglas, Sullivan; and Bob Power, Hermann.

On behalf of Senator Russell and himself, Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Joe Rodger, Bob Beckel and Tisha Roberts, Lake Ozark.



On behalf of Senator Staples, the President introduced to the Senate, A.C. Sullivan.

Senator Graves introduced to the Senate, Larry Apple, Tina Sherry and Barbara Findley, Maryville.

Senator House introduced to the Senate, Tapley and Charlene McCune, Paul Hill and Dorothy Brown, Bowling Green.

Senator Quick introduced to the Senate, Scoop Peery, Smithville.

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