Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


TWENTY-NINTH DAY--WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1998


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem McKenna in the Chair.

The Chaplain offered the following prayer:

Our Father in Heaven, as we consider our options, contemplate our compromises, deliberate over our choices, we want to do the right thing. Help us to count the cost of every decision. Give us the wisdom to know what the outcome of our decisions might be. We don't know what the future holds, but we know Him who holds the future. It is for Your guidance that we pray today. 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 Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Lybyer Mathewson Maxwell
McKenna Mueller Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Scott Sims
Singleton Staples Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
Absent with leave--Senator House--1
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Howard offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1227

WHEREAS, the citizens of this great state and nation are eternally grateful for the heroic military actions of those individuals who sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom around the world; and

WHEREAS, George K. Sisler (1937-1967), a First Lieutenant in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, will be honored posthumously for his outstanding service to America as one of three Army soldiers to have a strategic sealift ship named after him; and

WHEREAS, the T-AKR 300 Bob Hope Class LMSR ships will be the centerpiece of America's sealift power projection into the next century with each providing between 300,000 and 390,000 square feet of cargo carrying space; and

WHEREAS, Sisler (T-AKR 311) honors First Lieutenant George K. Sisler, who was awarded a Medal of Honor for gallantry while serving as a platoon leader/advisor to a Special United States/Vietnam Exploitation Force in the Vietnam War; and

WHEREAS, while on patrol deep in enemy territory on February 7, 1967, First Lieutenant Sisler's platoon was attacked from three sides by a company-sized enemy force; and

WHEREAS, a single-handed charge by First Lieutenant Sisler, using rifle fire and grenades, halted the attack on his platoon and forced the enemy to withdraw; and

WHEREAS, with tremendous courage and the utmost regard for his platoon, First Lieutenant Sisler continued to move about the field directing air strikes on enemy positions until he was mortally wounded:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Eighty-ninth General Assembly, solemnly pause in a moment of silence to express appreciation for the unparalleled valor of First Lieutenant Sisler as the US Navy dedicates the T-AKR 311 as a lasting tribute to his memory; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for the USNS Sisler and for the family of the late George K. Sisler.

Senators Bentley and Sims offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1228

WHEREAS, it is with great pride and sincere admiration that the members of the Missouri Senate suspend the work of creating laws in order to recognize the meritorious endeavors of an outstanding group of women dedicated to educational and charitable missions; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Junior Leagues of Missouri will be welcomed to Jefferson City and the beautiful state capitol by this legislative body on February 24, 1998, a day set aside as "Junior League Day in the Legislature"; and

WHEREAS, the Junior League is an extraordinary organization of women who commit themselves to promoting voluntarism and to improving their communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers; and

WHEREAS, the Junior League of Missouri includes chapters in Springfield, St. Louis, Kansas City, and St. Joseph, a remarkable group of influential women who recently joined forces and formed a state public affairs committee that advocates on behalf of legislative issues of concern to communities and families; and

WHEREAS, in 1997, the Junior League of Springfield boasted 541 members who logged 29,000 hours of volunteer time and contributed $55,840 to various community services; and

WHEREAS, the Junior League of St. Louis includes 2,100 members who annually contribute more than 375,000 volunteer hours to the community with an emphasis on serving women and children and promoting parents as role models; and

WHEREAS, the Junior League of Kansas City consists of 1,705 members who annually donated over 50,000 volunteer hours to a number of important causes and contributed $322,700 to the community; and

WHEREAS, the Junior League of St. Joseph has 219 proud and hardworking members all of whom remain steadfast in their primary goals to improve the overall quality of life for others:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Eighty-ninth General Assembly, unanimously join in extending a most cordial welcome to the Junior Leagues of Missouri and in wishing these distinguished women the best of luck as they make their communities better places to work, live, and raise families; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for the Junior Leagues of Springfield, St. Louis, Kansas City, and St. Joseph.

Senator Wiggins offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1229

WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate have been deeply saddened to learn of the death of John Anthony O'Connor, Jr., of Kansas City; and

WHEREAS, Mr. O'Connor, a native of Kansas City, was an Army veteran of World War II, wherein he served his country under very difficult circumstances; and

WHEREAS, Mr. O'Connor, devoted many years of his life as a lawyer and devoted employee of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company from which he retired after forty-three years and was very active in the Telephone Pioneers of America; and

WHEREAS, Mr. O'Connor, was a longtime, loyal and active member of Christ the King Catholic Church for fifty-one years where he was extremely active in the Boy Scouts program with Troop 30 and also coached many sports, influencing the lives of countless young people by counseling and leading them to practice the best things in life and to turn away from the bad; and

WHEREAS, Mr. O'Connor, with his wife of fifty-seven years, Mrs. Mary Louise O'Connor, had various other interests in a diverse and productive life, which included travel, golf and boating, during which later activity he became Commodore of the well-known Lake Jacomo Pontoon Club; and

WHEREAS, Mr. O'Connor was most of all a devoted husband and father in whose heart and love his family always came first.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the Missouri Senate pause in their deliberations to salute the memory of a distinguished Kansas Citian, John Anthony O'Connor, express their appreciation for his lifetime of good citizenship and his contributions to his church and to Kansas City and to Missouri, extend to his wife, Mrs. Mary Louise O'Connor, family and many friends most sincere sympathy on his death;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies for the family of Mr. John Anthony O'Connor.

Senator Wiggins offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1230

WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate have been very pleased to learn of the celebration of the 90th birthday of one of Kansas City's most distinguished citizens, Mrs. Margaret Pinkerton; and

WHEREAS, Mrs. Pinkerton, a native of Kansas City, was born March 3rd, 1908, in Kansas City. Her parents were John and Estelle Jordan both of Kansas City; and

WHEREAS, Mrs. Pinkerton was married to the late John A. Pinkerton, Sr., an immigrant from Ireland, who worked for the Marley Company until his death. They were blessed with four children, John A. Pinkerton, Jr., Peggy Hembree, Patrick Pinkerton, and Michael Pinkerton, and 6 grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, Mrs. Pinkerton is an active member of the St. Thomas More Church and has been active in the St. Thomas More Women's Council and the Ladies of Charity; and

WHEREAS, Mrs. Pinkerton is also a member of the Red Bridge Social Club, and has been very active all her life in charity work in her community; and

WHEREAS, she has been very active in the Democratic Clubs and Kansas City Politics all her life; and

WHEREAS, Mrs. Pinkerton has been a devoted mother to her family who will share in this birthday celebration at St. Thomas More Church on Sunday afternoon, March 1st, 1998;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the Missouri Senate pause in their deliberations to salute the birthday celebration of Margaret Pinkerton, and express their appreciation for her lifetime of good citizenship and her contributions to her community and church, her family and many friends; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for Margaret Pinkerton and her children; John A. Pinkerton, Jr., Peggy Hembree, Patrick Pinkerton and Michael Pinkerton.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 689, introduced by Senator Jacob, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 210.030, RSMo 1994, relating to blood tests for pregnant women, 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 Jacob, SB 689 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Flotron Goode
Graves Howard Jacob Kenney
Kinder Klarich Lybyer Mathewson
Maxwell McKenna Mueller Quick
Rohrbach Russell Schneider Scott
Sims Singleton Staples Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--30
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Curls Ehlmann Johnson--3
Absent with leave--Senator House--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 778, introduced by Senator Jacob, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 140.730, RSMo 1994, relating to the procedure for collection of personal taxes, 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 Jacob, SB 778 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

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

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

Senator Jacob 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 Quick moved that SB 632, with SCS, be called from the Informal Calendar and taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SB 632, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 632

An Act to amend chapter 208, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to providing health care for certain uninsured children.

Was taken up.

Senator Quick moved that SCS for SB 632 be adopted.

Senator Quick offered SS for SCS for SB 632, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 632

An Act to amend chapter 208, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to providing health care for certain uninsured children.

Senator Quick moved that SS for SCS for SB 632 be adopted.

Senator Sims offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 632, Page 2, Section 208.183, Lines 22-25 of said page, by striking all of said lines; and further amend said bill, page 3, section 208.183, lines 1-2 of said page, by striking all of said lines and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "with available incomes between two hundred fifty percent and two hundred seventy-five percent of the federal poverty level are responsible for a ten dollar copayment for each child and a monthly premium of twenty-five dollars for the first child and ten dollars for each additional child in the managed health care package provided by the department of social services. Parents and guardians of the uninsured children with available incomes between two hundred seventy-five percent and three hundred percent of the federal poverty level are responsible for a ten dollar copayment for each child and a monthly premium of fifty dollars for the first child and twenty-five dollars for each additional child in the managed health care package provided by the department of social services.".

Senator Sims moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Caskey offered SSA 1 for SA 1:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT NO. 1

FOR SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 632, Page 2, Section 208.183, Lines 22-25 of said page, by striking all of said lines; and further amend said bill, page 3, section 208.183, lines 1-2 of said page, by striking all of said lines and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "with available incomes between two hundred fifty percent and two hundred seventy-five percent of the federal poverty level are responsible for a ten dollar copayment for each child. Parents and guardians of the uninsured children with available incomes between two hundred seventy-five percent and three hundred percent of the federal poverty level are responsible for a ten dollar copayment for each child and a monthly premium of fifty dollars for the first child and twenty-five dollars for each additional child in the managed health care package provided by the department of social services.".

Senator Caskey moved that the above substitute amendment be adopted.

Senator Ehlmann raised the point of order that SSA 1 for SA 1 is out of order in that the amendment is dilatory.

President Pro Tem McKenna ruled the point of order not well taken.

SSA 1 for SA 1 was again taken up.

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

President Pro Tem McKenna assumed the Chair.

Senator Caskey offered SA 1 to SSA 1 for SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT NO. 1

FOR SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Substitute Amendment No. 1 for Senate Amendment No. 1 to Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 632, Page 1, Section 208.183, Lines 13-16, by deleting all of the words after "child" on line 13.

Senator Caskey moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Quick offered SSA 1 for SA 1 to SSA 1 for SA 1:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT NO. 1

FOR SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT NO. 1

FOR SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 632, Page 2, Section 208.183, Lines 22-23 of said page, by striking "three hundred" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "two hundred seventy-five"; and further amend line 24 of said page, by striking the following: "and a monthly premium per child equal to"; and further amend line 25 of said page, by striking all of said line; and

Further amend said bill and section, page 3, lines 1 and 2 of said page, by striking all of said lines and inserting in lieu thereof the following: ". Parents and guardians of uninsured children with available incomes between two hundred and seventy-five and three hundred percent of the federal poverty level are responsible for a fifteen dollar copayment.".

Senator Quick moved that the above substitute amendment be adopted.

Senator Sims raised the point of order that SSA 1 for SA 1 to SSA 1 for SA 1 is out of order in that it is drawn to the bill and not the substitute amendment.

At the request of Senator Quick, SSA 1 for SA 1 to SSA 1 for SA 1 was withdrawn, rendering the point of order moot.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

Senator Quick offered SSA 2 for SA 1 for SSA 1 for SA 1, which was read:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT NO. 2

FOR SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT NO. 1

FOR SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Substitute Amendment No. 1 for Senate Amendment No. 1 to Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 632, Page 1, Lines 13-16, by striking all of said lines and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "responsible for a fifteen dollar copayment.".

Senator Quick moved that the above substitute amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator Quick, SB 632, with SCS, SS for SCS, SA 1, SSA 1 for SA 1, SA 1 to SSA 1 for SA 1 and SSA 2 for SA 1 to SSA 1 for SA 1 (pending), was placed on the Informal Calendar.

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 Bentley offered Senate Resolution No. 1231, regarding Mark Grantham, Springfield, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1232, regarding the Ninetieth Birthday of Gladys Ruth (Mishler) Hord, Fairhope, Alabama, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1233, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Woods, Chillicothe, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1234, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Oliver, Guilford, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1235, regarding the Fortieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Summa, Tarkio, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1236, regarding the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Head, Bucklin, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1237, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary ofMr. and Mrs. Norman Long, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1238, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Swartz, Albany, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1239, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Carter, Oregon, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1240, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bridges, Clarksdale, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1241, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Parman, Stanberry, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1242, regarding the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bennett, Fairfax, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1243, regarding Tom Ream, Piedmont, which was adopted.

Senator Singleton offered Senate Resolution No. 1244, regarding the One Hundred Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Joplin, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1245, regarding the Kennett Business and Professional Women's Club, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1246, regarding the Wednesday Music Club of Kennett, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1247, regarding Richard H. Ross, Piedmont, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 951-By Singleton.

An Act to repeal sections 115.349, 115.383 and 115.637, RSMo 1994, and section 115.127, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to elections, and to enact in lieu thereof four new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

SB 952-By Kenney.

An Act to repeal section 589.040, RSMo 1994, relating to sexual offenses, and to enact in lieu thereof eleven new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 953-By Yeckel.

An Act to amend chapter 640, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to environmental protection.

SB 954-By Yeckel.

An Act to repeal sections 302.060 and 302.171, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to motor vehicles, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 955-By Childers.

An Act to amend chapter 595, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to rights of crime victims.

SB 956-By Quick.

An Act to repeal section 304.157, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to motor vehicles, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 957-By Westfall.

An Act to amend chapter 167, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to juvenile records.

SB 958-By Yeckel, Sims and Bentley.

An Act to repeal sections 566.030 and 566.060, RSMo 1994, relating to crimes and punishment, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SJR 38-By Caskey, McKenna and Quick.

Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing section 13 of article IV of the Constitution of Missouri, relating to the state auditor and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to the same subject.

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

Senator Quick moved that SB 632, with SCS, SS for SCS, SA 1, SSA 1 for SA 1, SA 1 to SSA 1 for SA 1 and SSA 2 for SA 1 to SSA 1 for SA 1 (pending), be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SSA 2 for SA 1 to SSA 1 for SA 1 was again taken up.

Senator Sims rose to withdraw SA 1 and was informed by the President that SSA 2 for SA 1 to SSA 1 for SA 1 was the issue before the body and therefore she could not withdraw SA 1.

Senator Rohrbach raised the point of order that as sponsor of SA 1, Senator Sims should be allowed to withdraw her amendment at any time.

President Pro Tem McKenna ruled the point of order not well taken.

SSA 2 for SA 1 to SSA 1 for SA 1 was again taken up.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

President Pro Tem McKenna assumed the Chair.

Senator Rohrbach requested a roll call vote be taken on the adoption of SSA 2 for SA 1 to SSA 1 for SA 1. He was joined in his request by Senators Kenney, Sims, Russell and Yeckel.

At the request of Senator Quick, SSA 2 for SA 1 to SSA 1 for SA 1 was withdrawn.

Senator Quick offered SSA 3 for SA 1 to SSA 1 for SA 1:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT NO. 3

FOR SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT NO. 1

FOR SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Substitute Amendment No. 1 for Senate Amendment No. 1 to Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 632, Page 1, Lines 4-16 of said amendment, by striking all of said lines and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "with available incomes between two hundred fifty percent and two hundred seventy-five percent of the federal poverty level are responsible for a ten dollar copayment for each child. Parents and guardians of the uninsured children with available incomes between two hundred seventy-five percent and three hundred percent of the federal poverty level are responsible for a fifteen dollar copayment.".

Senator Quick moved that the above substitute amendment be adopted.

Senator Rohrbach requested a roll call vote be taken and was joined in his request by Senators Kenney, Mueller, Sims and Yeckel.

SSA 3 for SA 1 to SSA 1 for SA 1 was adopted by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Caskey Clay Curls
DePasco Goode Howard Jacob
Johnson Lybyer Mathewson Maxwell
McKenna Quick Rohrbach Scott
Sims Staples Wiggins--19
NAYS--Senators
Childers Ehlmann Graves Kenney
Klarich Mueller Russell Singleton
Westfall Yeckel--10
Absent--Senator Banks--1
Absent with leave--Senators
Flotron House Kinder Schneider--4

SSA 1 for SA 1, as amended, was again taken up.

Senator Caskey moved that the above substitute amendment be adopted.

Senator Singleton requested a roll call vote be taken and was joined in his request by Senators Caskey, Childers, Ehlmann and Kenney.

SSA 1 for SA 1, as amended, was adopted by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Caskey Clay Curls
DePasco Goode Howard Jacob
Johnson Lybyer Mathewson Maxwell
McKenna Quick Scott Staples
Wiggins--17
NAYS--Senators
Bentley Childers Ehlmann Flotron
Graves Kenney Klarich Mueller
Rohrbach Russell Sims Singleton
Westfall Yeckel--14
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators
House Kinder Schneider--3

At the request of Senator Quick, SB 632, with SCS and SS for SCS, as amended (pending), was placed on the Informal Calendar.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which were referred SCS for SB 625; and SB 650, begs leave to report that it has examined the same and finds that the bills have been truly perfected and that the printed copies furnished the Senators are correct.

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 SB 883; SCS for SB 753; and SB 489, with SCS, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bills do pass.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 959-By Caskey.

An Act to repeal section 167.280, RSMo 1994, relating to placements of school age children, and to enact in lieu thereof seven new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

SB 960-By Caskey.

An Act to repeal section 571.030, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to certain weapons offenses, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions and a referendum clause.

SB 961-By Howard.

An Act to repeal section 210.109, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to the child protection system established by the division of family services, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 962-By DePasco.

An Act to repeal section 86.672, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to certain police retirement systems, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 963-By Flotron.

An Act to repeal section 197.313, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to care facility licensure, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SJR 39-By Flotron.

Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment amending article VI, of the Constitution of Missouri, by adding one new section, relating to water pollution control.

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 25, 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:

Theodore J. Steiling, Sr., Republican, 5004 Sutherland Avenue, St. Louis City, Missouri 63109, as a member of the Elevator Safety Board, for a term ending June 6, 2000, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Don Mayhew, Deceased.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor

Also,

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

State of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

February 25, 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:

Gregory D. Evans, 709 Agnes Street, Crane, Stone County, Missouri 65633, as a member of the Well Installation Board, for a term ending February 24, 2002, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified; vice, Earl Buechting, term expired.

Respectfully submitted,

MEL CARNAHAN

Governor



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

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Ehlmann offered Senate Resolution No. 1248, regarding Matthew J. Costello, St. Charles, which was adopted.

Senator Maxwell offered Senate Resolution No. 1249, regarding the One Hundredth Birthday of Gracie "Leona" Swon, Perry, which was adopted.

Senator Maxwell offered Senate Resolution No. 1250, regarding the One Hundred First Birthday of Lura Brown, Perry, which was adopted.

Senator Maxwell offered Senate Resolution No. 1251, regarding Mr. Thomas M. Boland, Hannibal, which was adopted.

Senator Mathewson offered Senate Resolution No. 1252, regarding the Central Missouri Association of Life Underwriters, which was adopted.

Senator Bentley offered Senate Resolution No. 1253, regarding the Reverend Dr. Dorsey E. Levell, Springfield, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Leroy and Loretta Welch, Butler.

Senator Maxwell introduced to the Senate, Kim Wood and Al Minner, Vandalia.

Senator Jacob introduced to the Senate, Holly Smith, Amy Cheshire and Sophia Auolo, Columbia.

Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, Kirk and Jonathan Davis, Lee's Summit; and Jonathan was made an honorary page.

Senator Flotron introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. Sam L. Page, M.D., Creve Coeur.

Senator Johnson introduced to the Senate, Monica Bolin, Shelly Schoeneck, Cindy Hausman and Christina Lund, St. Joseph.

Senator Howard introduced to the Senate, Dennis Wisdom, John Long and twenty-one students from the Sierra/Osage Treatment Center, Poplar Bluff; and Lauren Stoetzer, Steve Swiney and Jennifer Edwards were made honorary pages.

Senator Singleton introduced to the Senate, Lujene G. Clark, Mike Harris and Tom Short, Carthage.

Senator Graves introduced to the Senate, Lindy Chapman and Jerry Wilford, Chillicothe.

Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Joel Dermott, Lamar.

Senator Maxwell introduced to the Senate, Mr. Gillam, Paul Algood and eighth grade students from Paris Junior High, Paris.

Senator Johnson introduced to the Senate, his son, Beery Johnson, Darcy Pitts, and seventh grade students from Truman Middle School, St. Joseph.

Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Sean Jackson, Jefferson City.

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, Dena Ladd, Gretchen Davis, Karen Nicoletti, Clare Devoto, Elizabeth Braznell and Patty Hofer, St. Louis.

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, Kim Acuff and Kay Clauthianx, Springfield.

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, Julie Bell, Denver, Colorado.

Senator Graves introduced to the Senate, Lanny and Adrienne Meng, Holt County.

Senator Childers introduced to the Senate, Don Bailey and John Sumner, Forsyth.

Senator Yeckel introduced to the Senate, Michael O'Donnell, St. Louis.

On behalf of Senators Mathewson, Kenney, Curls, DePasco and himself, Senator Wiggins introduced to the Senate, former State Senator, Judge Jack E. Gant, Jackson County.

Senator Kinder introduced to the Senate, Steve Wilson, Paul Sander, Larry Cunningham, Jack Piepenbrok, David Hitt, Val Tusckhoff, Norman Tusckhoff and Jim Roach, Cape Girardeau.

Senator DePasco introduced to the Senate, Blythe Talbot, Amy Baumgartner, Tina Reddin-Mappin, Jennifer Peterson, Georgette Page, Sarah Reid and Kelli Rogers, Kansas City.

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, Mayor Conrad Bowers, Bridgeton.

Senator Mueller introduced to the Senate, Michael Pounds, Glendale.

On behalf of Senator McKenna, the President introduced to the Senate, Dr. Fred and Bonnie Youngblood, Festus.



Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Kenneth Rife, Wheatland; and J.C. Ousley, Cross Timbers.

Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, Becky Marks, Independence.

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, Linda Neal and Rose Cason, Breckenridge Hills.

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Phil Duncan, Belton.

Senator Kinder introduced to the Senate, Mike Miller, Mel Kasten, Richard Eggiman, Tom Neumeyer and Walter Denton, Cape Girardeau.

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Marion Crutchfield, Knob Noster.

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