Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


THIRTY-SIXTH DAY--TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 1998


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem McKenna in the Chair.

The Chaplain offered the following prayer:

Heavenly Father, we are thankful for and ask Your blessing upon the givers of the world. We are thankful for those who are more interested in giving than receiving; in blessing others instead of always being the one who is blessed. Help us to live by the words of Jesus, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." 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 Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1334, regarding the Eighty-fifth Birthday of Marie Cannon, Cameron, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1335, regarding the Eightieth Birthday of Mrs. Eunice Sayre, Browning, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1336, regarding the Ninetieth Birthday of Peggy Pfost, Maryville, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1337, regarding the Ninetieth Birthday of Mrs. Wilma Newby, Maysville, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1338, regarding the Eighty-fifth Birthday of Dorothy Todd, Bethany, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1339, regarding the One Hundredth Birthday of Henry Munkres, Oregon, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1340, regarding the Ninetieth Birthday of Mrs. May Stoff, Mound City, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1341, regarding the One Hundredth Birthday of Bernice Yandell, Mound City, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1342, regarding the Eightieth Birthday of Mr. Bill Church, Amazonia, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1343, regarding the Eightieth Birthday of Mr. Francis G. Karl, Plattsburg, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1345, regarding the One Hundredth Birthday of Mr. Carl Hayzlett, Forest City, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 1346, regarding the One Hundred Fourth Birthday of Glen M. Goodspeed, Maryville, which was adopted.

Senator Schneider offered Senate Resolution No. 1347, regarding Tony Ray Herbert, Florissant, which was adopted.

PRIVILEGED MOTIONS

Senator Lybyer moved that the Senate refuse to recede from its position on SCS for HCS for HB 1014, as amended, and grant the House a conference thereon, which motion prevailed.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 827, introduced by Senator Mathewson, entitled:

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

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Mathewson, SB 827 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode House Howard Jacob
Johnson Kenney Kinder Klarich
Lybyer Mathewson Maxwell McKenna
Mueller Quick Schneider Scott
Sims Singleton Staples Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--30
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Curls Rohrbach Russell--3
Absent with leave--Senator Graves--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 828, introduced by Senator Mathewson, entitled:

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

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Mathewson, SB 828 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode House Howard Jacob
Johnson Kenney Kinder Klarich
Lybyer Mathewson Maxwell McKenna
Mueller Quick Rohrbach Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--31
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Curls Russell--2
Absent with leave--Senator Graves--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 829, introduced by Senator Mathewson, entitled:

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

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Mathewson, SB 829 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Flotron Goode
House Howard Jacob Johnson
Kenney Kinder Klarich Lybyer
Mathewson Maxwell McKenna Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--31
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Curls Ehlmann--2
Absent with leave--Senator Graves--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

Senator Mathewson 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 Maxwell moved that SB 583 and SB 645, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SBs 583 and 645, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 583 and 645

An Act to amend chapter 11, RSMo, by adding thereto five new sections relating to the common language of the state.

Was taken up.

Senator Maxwell moved that SCS for SBs 583 and 645 be adopted.

Senator Maxwell offered SS for SCS for SBs 583 and 645, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 583 and 645

An Act relating to the common language of the state.

Senator Maxwell moved that SS for SCS for SBs 583 and 645 be adopted.

Senator Ehlmann offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 583 and 645, Page 1, Section 1, Line 2, by adding at the end of said line, the following: "and recognizes that fluency in English is necessary for full integration of non-native Missourians into our common American culture".

Senator Ehlmann moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Klarich offered SSA 1 for SA 1, which was read:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT NO. 1

FOR SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 583 and 645, Page 1, Lines 1-2, by deleting said lines; and

Further amend said bill, by deleting on page 1, lines 5, 13, 14; page 2, lines 4, 9, 21; page 3, line 9, the word "common" and replace in lieu thereof the word "English".

Senator Klarich moved that the above substitute amendment be adopted.

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

Senator Schneider 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 Bills Nos. 583 and 645, Line 2 of said amendment, by adding after the word "lines" the following: "and substitute the following:

Section 1. The General Assembly recognizes that English is the most common language used in Missouri.".

Senator Schneider moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed on a standing division vote.

President Pro Tem McKenna assumed the Chair.

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

President Pro Tem McKenna assumed the Chair.

Senator Staples assumed the Chair.

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

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

Senator Childers offered SA 2, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 583 and 645, Page 3, Section 3, Line 3, by adding after the period on said line the following: "Such classes shall not constitute a parallel course of study or duplicate those classes provided in the common language.".

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

President Pro Tem McKenna assumed the Chair.

Senator Maxwell offered SA 3:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 583 and 645, Page 2, Section 3, Line 22, by inserting immediately after the word "gender," the following: "age"; and further amend lines 23 and 24, by striking all of said lines and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "national origin. Such entity shall not discriminate against a child based upon the nature of the child's school.".

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

Senator Klarich offered SA 4:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 4

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 583 and 645, Section 5, Line 19, by deleting said line and replacing in lieu thereof, the following: "From the estate or trust or both, as provided in the trust agreement, testamentary document, or as allocated by the court.".

Senator Klarich moved that the above amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator Maxwell, SB 583 and SB 645, with SCS, SS for SCS and SA 4 (pending), were 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 Senator Staples.

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 SS for SB 724; SS No. 2 for SCS for SB 632; and SCS for SB 571, 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 reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which were referred SB 538 and SB 641, 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.

RESOLUTIONS

Senators Wiggins and DePasco offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1349

WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate have been pleased to learn that plans are well under way for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, a longtime premier Irish event in Kansas City which has grown to be the third largest in the nation; and

WHEREAS, as a prelude to this significant event which serves as a monumental testimonial, not just to the Irish citizens of Kansas City and their proud heritage, but to the Irish people of the world, there will be held on Wednesday, March 11, the St. Patrick's Day kickoff luncheon; and

WHEREAS, this year's luncheon, to be held at the Muehlebach Towers, will be the 25th annual luncheon, the silver anniversary of this outstanding event; and

WHEREAS, although the Missouri Senate will be in session on March 11, in the State Capitol, and its members thus unable to attend, the Senate is nevertheless anxious to take note of this historic event and honor its participants through an Official Senate Resolution; and

WHEREAS, the Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade and its official luncheon, have had a long and glorious history beginning years ago when the one and only Mike Murphy, Dan Hogerty, Sr. and others marched up Baltimore Street to begin a magnificent heritage, accompanied through the history books like the one and only Monsignor Arthur Tighe, Bishop Charles Helmsing, Bishop John J. Sullivan, Bishop Thomas Boland and Pat O'Neill and all members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and others far to numerous to mention and list here:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the Missouri Senate pause in their deliberations to salute and congratulate the sponsors and participants in the 25th annual St. Patrick's Day Luncheon, 1998, express their appreciation for all their distinguished Irish leaders and friends of the Irish who have contributed so much over so many years, and express to all these magnificent people very best wishes for a wonderful and extraordinary celebration for the Luncheon and Parade in 1998, and every year thereafter for as long as there is a St. Patrick's Day which means forever for all eternity; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for Mike Murphy, the Hogerty Family, Bishop John Sullivan, Bishop Thomas Boland, Pat O'Neill,Tom Wyrsch and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Senator Singleton offered Senate Resolution No. 1350, regarding the Zar Entertainment Group, which was adopted.

Senator Mueller offered Senate Resolution No. 1351, regarding Boy Scout Troop #301, which was adopted.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 642, introduced by Senator Maxwell, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 33.103, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to state financial administration, 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 Maxwell, SB 642 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 Mathewson Maxwell
McKenna Mueller Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Scott Singleton
Staples Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--28
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Clay Curls Ehlmann House
Sims--5
Absent with leave--Senator Lybyer--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

President Pro Tem McKenna assumed the Chair.

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

Senator Maxwell moved that SB 583 and SB 645, with SCS, SS for SCS and SA 4 (pending), be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SA 4 was again taken up.

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

Senator Maxwell offered SA 5:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 5

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 583 and 645, Page 2, Section 3, Line 24, by adding at the end of said line the following: "Any entity accepting a grant under this section may provide English language instruction to individuals of one specific language background.".

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

Senator Ehlmann offered SA 6:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 6

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 583 and 645, Page 1, Section 1, Line 2 of said page, by inserting immediately after the word "Missouri" the following: "and recognizes that fluency in English is necessary for full integration of non-English speaking Missourians into our common American culture".

Senator Ehlmann moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Schneider offered SA 1 to SA 6, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 6

Amend Senate Amendment No. 6 to Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 583 and 645, Line 3, by striking the word "necessary" and substitute the word "beneficial".

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

SA 6 was again taken up.

At the request of Senator Ehlmann, the above amendment was withdrawn.

Senator Ehlmann offered SA 7, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 7

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 583 and 645, Page 1, Section 1, Line 2 of said page, by inserting immediately after the word "Missouri" the following: "and recognizes that fluency in English is necessary for full integration into our common American culture".

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

Senator Ehlmann offered SA 8, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 8

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 583 and 645, Page 2, Section 3, Line 7 of said page, by inserting at the end of said line the following: "private schools,"; and further amend same page and section, line 13 of said page, by inserting at the end of said line the following: "Grants shall be divided between public school districts and private and parochial schools in the same ratio as the ratio that those in need attend public or private schools.".

Senator Ehlmann moved that the above amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator Ehlmann, SA 8 was withdrawn.

Senator Ehlmann offered SA 9:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 9

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 583 and 645, Page 3, Section 4, Line 12, by inserting after the period on said line the following: "Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, RSMo, that is promulgated by the department of Social Services under the authority of this section, shall become effective only if the department has fully complied with all of the requirements of chapter 536, RSMo, including but not limited to, section 536.028, RSMo, if applicable, after the effective date of this act. All rulemaking authority delegated prior to the effective date of this act is of no force and effect and repealed as of the effective date of this act, however nothing in this act shall be interpreted to repeal or affect the validity of any rule adopted and promulgated prior to the effective date of this act. If the provisions of section 536.028, RSMo, apply, the provisions of this section are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to section 536.028 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule or portion of a rule are held unconstitutional or invalid, the purported grant of rulemaking authority and any rule so proposed and contained in the order of rulemaking shall be invalid and void, except that nothing in this act shall affect the validity of any rule adopted and promulgated prior to the effective date of this act.".

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

Senator Maxwell moved that SS for SCS for SBs 583 and 645, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

Senator Maxwell moved that SS for SCS for SBs 583 and 645, as amended, be declared perfected and ordered printed, which motion prevailed on a standing division vote.

Senator Scott moved that SB 846 and SB 847, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SBs 846 and 847, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 846 and 847

An Act to repeal sections 339.503, 339.505, 339.511, 339.515, 339.517, 339.519, 339.523, 339.529, 339.530, 339.532 and 339.545, RSMo 1994, relating to real estate appraisers, and to enact in lieu thereof fourteen new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Scott moved that SCS for SBs 846 and 847 be adopted.

Senator Scott offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 846 and 847, Page 8, Section 339.515, Lines 16-17, by striking "appraisal qualification" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "appraiser qualifications"; and

Further amend said bill, page 11, section 339.529, line 8, by striking the word "ten" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "thirty"; and further amend line 12, by striking the word "ten" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "thirty"; and

Further amend said bill, page 12, section 339.530, line 9, by striking "appraisal qualification" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "appraiser qualifications"; and

Further amend said bill, page 13, section 339.532, line 18, by striking the following: "this".

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

Senator Childers offered SA 2, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 846 and 847, Page 2, Section 339.501, Line 19, by inserting after the period on said line the following: "Any person may conduct appraisals if the person or entity requesting such appraisal signs a statement to the effect that such person or entity is aware that the person conducting such appraisal or appraisals is not a licensed or certified appraiser.".

Senator Childers moved that the above amendment be adopted, which motion prevailed on a standing division vote.

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

President Pro Tem McKenna assumed the Chair.

Senator Schneider offered SA 3:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 846 and 847, Page 16, Section 339.549, Line 18, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"339.550. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, RSMo, that is promulgated pursuant to the authority of this chapter, shall become effective only if the agency has fully complied with all of the requirements of chapter 536, RSMo, including but not limited to, section 536.028, RSMo, if applicable, after the effective date of this act. All rulemaking authority delegated prior to the effective date of this act is of no force and effect and repealed as of the effective date of this act, however nothing in this act shall be interpreted to repeal or affect the validity of any rule adopted and promulgated prior to the effective date of this act. If the provisions of section 536.028, RSMo, apply, the provisions of this section are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to section 536.028 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule or portion of a rule are held unconstitutional or invalid, the purported grant of rulemaking authority and any rule so proposed and contained in the order of rulemaking shall be invalid and void, except that nothing in this act shall affect the validity of any rule adopted and promulgated prior to the effective date of this act."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

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

Senator Schneider offered SA 4, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 4

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 846 and 847, Page 1, Section 339.501, Lines 1 to 6, by striking said lines after the numerals "339.501.1"; and amend page 6, Section 339.505, line 10, by removing the bracket after the word "compensation"; and amend line 7, by placing a bracket after the word "certified".

Senator Schneider moved that the above amendment be adopted and requested a roll call vote be taken. He was joined in his request by Senators Caskey, Ehlmann, Kenney and Mathewson.

SA 4 failed of adoption by the following vote:
YEAS--Senators
Caskey Childers Clay Ehlmann
Flotron Kenney Kinder Klarich
Rohrbach Russell Schneider Singleton
Westfall Yeckel--14
NAYS--Senators
Banks Curls Goode Graves
House Howard Jacob Johnson
Mathewson McKenna Mueller Quick
Scott Sims Staples Wiggins--16
Absent--Senators
Bentley DePasco Maxwell--3
Absent with leave--Senator Lybyer--1

Senator Yeckel offered SA 5, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 5

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 846 and 847, Page 2, Section 339.501, Line 33, by striking the words "full-time regular", and inserting after the word employee, the words "or agent".

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

Senator Rohrbach offered SA 6, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 6

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 846 and 847, Page 2, Section 339.501, Lines 29-32, by deleting all of said lines.

Senator Rohrbach moved that the above amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator Scott, SB 846 and SB 847, with SCS and SA 6 (pending), were placed on the Informal Calendar.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on Public Health and Welfare, to which was referred SB 940, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Public Health and Welfare, to which was referred SB 941, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred SB 900, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on Aging, Families and Mental Health, to which was referred SB 961, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Aging, Families and Mental Health, to which was referred SB 963, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass, with Senate Committee Amendment No. 1, and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Bill No. 963, Page 1, Section 197.313, Line 5, by striking the following: "Facilities that have"; and further amend lines 6 to 8, by striking all of said lines and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "Any health care facility which has received a non-applicability certificate of need letter by July 11, 1998, shall be allowed until December 31, 1998, to complete and license the beds allowed by this exception.".

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Aging, Families and Mental Health, to which was referred SB 928, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

On behalf of Senator Clay, Chairman of the Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, Senator Quick submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, to which was referred SB 922, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on Education, to which was referred SB 884, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

President Pro Tem McKenna appointed the following conference committee to act with a like committee from the House on SCS for HCS for HB 1014, as amended: Senators Lybyer, Wiggins, Goode, Russell and Singleton.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, Betty Rittenour, Linda Staples, Nancy Hodson and Betty Vigneaux, Springfield.

Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Joan Jordan, Hickory County; and Sheri Sisco and Melanie Welch, Polk County.

Senator Maxwell introduced to the Senate, Carl Roberts and Jim Bousquet, Mexico; Gary Luther, DeSoto; Ron Dunkle, Paris; and Robert H. Nugent, Ste. Genevieve.

Senator Singleton introduced to the Senate, Norma Hildreth, Betty Lehar and Sandy Blakely, Neosho.

Senator Curls introduced to the Senate, Stacy Daniels, Kansas City.

Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Dennis Cooper and Amy Dugan, Bolivar.

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, fifty eighth grade students from Fannie Middle School and Parkway Southwest Middle School, St. Louis; and Aldina Harbas, Tejendra Patel, Arthur Stewart and Lydia Cheng were made honorary pages.

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Bruce Unrue, and twelve sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Harmony School, Butler.

Senator Flotron introduced to the Senate, sixty-five fourth grade students from Carrollton Elementary School, Bridgeton; and Rachel Wessler, Kevin Powers, Marcie Bayne and Jamicia Phillips were made honorary pages.

Senator Flotron introduced to the Senate, Sally Bokal, Ann LoPiccolo, Lisa Johnson, Sue McCartney, and one hundred fourth grade students from Bellerive School, Creve Coeur.

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, his wife, Kay, Eddie and Shirley Herrman, Ron and Elsie Phillips, and members of the Priscilla Club, Butler.



Senator Singleton introduced to the Senate, Rex Black and Bill Lewis, Neosho.

Senator Mathewson introduced to the Senate, Charla Eales, Roger Johnson and eighth and ninth grade students from Northwestern R-I School, Mendon; and Ginger Summers, Curtis Linscott, Wes Moxley and Meghan Stewart were made honorary pages.

Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, Laurel Morton, and her children, Ryan, Andrew and Bret, Lee's Summit; and Andrew was made an honorary page.

Senator Wiggins introduced to the Senate, Rich Gepford and his son, Bill, Kansas City; and Bill was made an honorary page.

Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Jonathan Schnieders, Ben Sandbothe and Shane Zimmer, Wardsville; and Jonathan, Ben and Shane were made honorary pages.

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