Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


FORTY-SEVENTH DAY--THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1998


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem McKenna in the Chair.

The Chaplain offered the following prayer:

Heavenly Father, we can never say there is no challenge for us because every time we read the Bible or attend church, bow our heads in prayer, hear of someone in need, hear of a problem unsolved, or suffering of any other human being we are challenged to make things better. Use us today. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

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

The Journal of the previous day was read and approved.

Senator Quick announced that photographers from KOMU-TV had been given permission to take pictures in the Senate Chamber today.

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

REFERRALS

President Pro Tem McKenna referred HCR 8, HCR 9 and HCR 20 to the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on State Budget Control, to which was referred SB 921, with SCS, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 921, with SCS, introduced by Senator Rohrbach, et al, entitled:

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

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

SCS for SB 921, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 921

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

Was taken up.

Senator Rohrbach moved that SCS for SB 921 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Rohrbach, SCS for SB 921 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

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

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SCS for SJR 24, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 24

Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing section 37(e) of article III of the Constitution of Missouri relating to powers of the legislature by adding thereto three new sections relating to the issuance of bonds for water pollution and stormwater control.

Was taken up by Senator Maxwell.

On motion of Senator Maxwell, SCS for SJR 24 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:



YEAS--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
Schneider Scott Sims Singleton
Staples Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
NAYS--Senator Rohrbach--1
Absent--Senator Russell--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

Senator Wiggins assumed the Chair.

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 Curls moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SB 800, introduced by Senator Curls, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 141.750, RSMo 1994, relating to delinquent taxes, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

On motion of Senator Curls, SB 800 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--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
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators--None

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SCS for SBs 614, 696, 906, 530, 912, and 914, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 614, 696, 906, 530, 912 and 914

An Act to repeal sections 138.430, 196.790, 426.220, 426.230, 476.682, 478.265, 478.266, 478.267, 478.320, 478.437, 534.350, 534.360 and 535.110, RSMo 1994, and sections 105.464, 478.464, 479.500, 487.020, 488.012, 488.015, 514.040, 534.380 and 535.030, RSMo Supp. 1997, and to enact in lieu thereof twenty-six new sections relating to the judiciary.

Was taken up by Senator McKenna.

On motion of Senator McKenna SCS for SBs 614, 696, 906, 530, 912, and 914 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

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

The President declared the bill passed.

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

Senator McKenna 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 SB765, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 765

An Act to repeal sections 313.530, 313.540, 313.550, 313.560, 313.580, 313.590, 313.600, 313.605, 313.610, 313.620, 313.631, 313.632, 313.640, 313.660, 313.670 and 313.710, RSMo 1994, and sections 313.500, 313.510, 313.520, 313.630, 313.652, 313.655 and 313.720, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering, and to enact in lieu thereof twenty-eight new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

Was taken up by Senator McKenna.

Senator McKenna moved that SCS for SB 765 be read the 3rd time and finally passed, which motion failed to receive a constitutional majority by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Clay Curls DePasco
Howard Jacob Lybyer Mathewson
McKenna Quick Schneider Scott
Sims Staples Wiggins Yeckel--16
NAYS--Senators
Bentley Caskey Childers Ehlmann
Flotron Goode Graves House
Johnson Kenney Kinder Maxwell
Mueller Rohrbach Russell Westfall--16
Absent--Senators
Klarich Singleton--2
Absent with leave--Senators--None

President Pro Tem McKenna assumed the Chair.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Russell introduced to the Senate, General Robert Flowers, Ft. Leonard Wood.

General Flowers assumed the dais and addressed the members of the Senate.

President Pro Tem McKenna assumed the Chair.

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

Senator Howard moved that SB 498, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SB 498, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 498

An Act to amend chapter 407, RSMo, by adding thereto nine new sections relating solely to franchises and other agreements between motorcycle dealers and motorcycle manufacturers.

Was taken up.

Senator Howard moved that SCS for SB 498 be adopted.

Senator Howard offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 498, Page 11, Section 407.615, Line 1, by striking the words "motor vehicle commission" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "department of revenue".

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

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

Senator Schneider offered SA 2:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 498, Page 1, Section 407.600, Line 4, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"(2) "All-terrain vehicle", any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is fifty inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of six hundred pounds or less, traveling on three, four or more low pressure tires, with a seat designed to be straddled by the operator, and handlebars for steering control. For purposes of this act, any term or phrase referencing motorcycles, including parts, dealerships, franchisees, or franchisors, shall be read to include all-terrain vehicles;"; and further amend by renumbering the remaining subdivisions accordingly.

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

Senator Howard moved that SCS for SB 498, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Howard, SCS for SB 498, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

Senator McKenna moved that SB 651, with SCS, be called from the Informal Calendar and taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SB 651, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 651

An Act to repeal sections 452.150, 452.310, 452.355, 452.377, 452.405, 452.411, 452.416, 452.600 and 452.605, RSMo 1994, and sections 452.340, 452.375 and 452.400, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to child custody and child support proceedings, and to enact in lieu thereof fifteen new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

Was taken up.

Senator McKenna moved that SCS for SB 651 be adopted.

Senator McKenna offered SS for SCS for SB 651, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 651

An Act to repeal sections 104.540, 210.826, 210.830, 452.150, 452.310, 452.355, 452.377, 452.405, 452.411, 452.416, 452.600, 452.605 and 454.432, RSMo 1994, and sections 193.215, 210.109, 210.822, 287.820, 452.340, 452.375, 452.400, 452.423, 452.490, 454.390, 454.408, 454.413, 454.440, 454.455, 454.460, 454.490, 454.505 and 476.688, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to child custody and child support proceedings, and to enact in lieu thereof thirty-seven new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

Senator McKenna moved that SS for SCS for SB 651 be adopted.

At the request of Senator McKenna, SB 651, with SCS and SS for SCS (pending), was placed on the Informal Calendar.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Senator Jacob offered the following concurrent resolution:

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 38

WHEREAS, a recent tragic event has prompted the members of this legislative body to investigate a deadly and generally overlooked situation in our neighboring state of Arkansas; and

WHEREAS, on Christmas Eve, 1997, the van in which the Marley family of Columbia, Missouri, were riding collided with a tractor-trailer while traveling on Highway 63 south of the Missouri border; and

WHEREAS, Ron Marley, age 53, his wife, Sharon Marley, age 49, and their children, Jennifer, 18, Ron, Jr., age 17, and Angela, age 14, all died as a result of this terrible accident; and

WHEREAS, this dangerous stretch of road between Mammoth Spring and Hardy is referred to as Cold Springs Curve and morbidly dubbed "Dead Man's Curve" by local residents; and

WHEREAS, Cold Springs Curve has experienced a problematic eighteen-year history with numerous accidents and deaths; and

WHEREAS, in the past nineteen months alone, fifteen people have lost their lives along this stretch of road including two firefighters from Thayer, Captain Donald Payton and David Carpenter, who were en route to another accident; and

WHEREAS, the Arkansas Highway Department has added rumble strips and grooves to add traction for cars and create tire noise to alert drivers to the hazardous area and has put up signs which indicate sharp curves and remind drivers of the 30 mile-per-hour speed limit; and

WHEREAS, the efforts of the Arkansas Highway Department have obviously failed to prevent deadly accidents from occurring; and

WHEREAS, recently a number of concerned area residents including organizer Kim Boddie; Albert Roork, chief of police in Salem; Alvin Clark, mayor of Thayer, Missouri; and Angelia Roberts, editor of the Area Wide Media in Arkansas, joined together to collect signatures for a petition urging Governor Mike Huckabee to improve the road:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the Missouri Senate of the Eighty-Ninth General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the House of Representatives concurring therein, hereby remonstrate the Arkansas Highway Department for failing to protect the lives of the motoring public by neglecting to rectify serious problems on Highway 63 between Mammoth Springs and Hardy; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this legislative body implore Governor Mike Huckabee and the Arkansas Highway Department to swiftly take action to dramatically improve Highway 63; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for Missouri State Governor Mel Carnahan and Arkansas State Governor Mike Huckabee.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE

The following messages were 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 HB 1229, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 105.927, RSMo 1994, relating to the state deferred compensation program, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

Emergency clause defeated.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HBs 1681 and 1342, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 226.040, RSMo 1994, relating to the financial administration of the department of transportation, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HS for HCS for HB 1434, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 301.177, RSMo 1994, and sections 301.025, 301.131, 301.140, 301.145, 301.177, 301.441, 301.443, 301.444, 301.445, 301.447, 301.448, 301.449, 301.451, 301.453, 301.454, 301.456, 301.457, 301.458, 301.459, 301.461, 301.462, 301.463, 301.464, 301.465 and 301.466, RSMo Supp. 1997, and section 301.144, as enacted by senate bill no. 70 of the first regular session of the eighty-eighth general assembly, 1995, and approved by the governor, and section 301.144, as enacted by senate bill no. 3 of the first regular session of the eighty-eighth general assembly, 1995, and approved by the governor, relating to motor vehicle license plates, and to enact in lieu thereof forty-two new sections relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

Emergency clause adopted.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 1322, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 354.535, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to the rights and responsibilities of contracting pharmacies and health maintenance organizations, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HS for HCS for HBs 1455 and 1463, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 86.390, 86.440, 86.441, 86.483, 86.680 and 86.750, RSMo 1994, and sections 86.251, 86.256, 86.260, 86.280, 86.283, 86.287, 86.447, 86.620, 86.672 and 87.371, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to certain police and firemen retirement benefits, and to enact in lieu thereof sixteen new sections relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause for a certain section.

Emergency clause adopted.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

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 1526, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 367.044, 367.045, 367.047, 367.048 and 367.050, RSMo 1994, relating to pledged property, and to enact in lieu thereof twelve new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

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 1143, entitled:

An Act to amend chapter 190, RSMo, relating to emergency services by adding thereto six new sections relating to wireless emergency telecommunications, with an emergency clause.

Emergency clause adopted.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HS for HB 1070, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 354.618 and 376.1209, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to insurance coverage, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HS for HB 1694, entitled:

An Act relating to the Advantage Missouri Program, with an effective date.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

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 1189, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 408.036 and 408.500, RSMo 1994, relating to credit transactions, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HS for HCS for HB 1636, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 67.1400, 67.1410, 67.1420, 67.1430, 67.1440, 67.1450, 67.1460, 67.1470, 67.1480, 67.1490, 67.1500, 67.1510, 67.1520, 67.1530, 67.1540, 67.1550 and 67.1560, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to community improvement districts, and to enact in lieu thereof eighteen new sections relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 1837, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 139.031, RSMo 1994, relating to property tax assessments, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with an effective date.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 1578, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 184.360, RSMo 1994, relating to metropolitan park and museum district, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 1476, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 660.078, RSMo 1994, relating to the elderly home delivered meals trust fund, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 1117, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 67.582, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to sales taxation, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 1622, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 247.040, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to public water supply districts, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 948, entitled:

An Act relating to the name of certain highways.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 1627, entitled:

An Act relating to educational sessions for parties to actions for dissolution of marriage.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 1834, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 478.260, RSMo 1994, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the twenty-third judicial circuit.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 1385, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 247.070, RSMo 1994, relating to public water supply district board meetings, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 1779, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 566.030, RSMo 1994, relating to forcible rape, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 1807, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 78.100 and 78.260, RSMo 1994, relating to certain city offices, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 1847, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 321.690, RSMo 1994, relating to fire protection district audits, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Flotron offered Senate Resolution No. 1502, regarding John Pendleton, Chesterfield, which was adopted.

Senator Wiggins offered Senate Resolution No. 1503, regarding the death of Thomas C. Reid, Grandview, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Mathewson introduced to the Senate, Cindy Woolston, and twenty-five ninth grade students from Brunswick R-II School, Brunswick; and Erin Jenkins, Emily Leimkuehler, Kristen Manson and Nicole Schuchmann were made honorary pages.

Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Ana Lidia Olazagottia de Gasperini, Veronica Valeria Milovich, Walter Guillermo Ortega, Gabriela Beatriz Mareque and Maria Laura Tonello, members of the Argentina Group Study Exchange Program; and Don Alberti, Jefferson City.

Senator Graves introduced to the Senate, twenty-six ninth grade students from Linn R-I School, Purdin.

Senator Flotron introduced to the Senate, eighty fourth grade students from Pierremont Elementary School, Manchester; and Rachel Gentry, Allen

Jones, Will Cordes, Jennie Levine, Christine Heise and Peter Papulis were made honorary pages.

Senator Staples introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. Gene Leroux, Doniphan.

Senator Johnson introduced to the Senate, Jeffrey, Mary Anne, Steven, Andrew, Rachel and Jack Bredemann, Kansas City; and Rachel and Jack were made honorary pages.

Senator Russell introduced to the Senate, Capt. Kaiser and Sgt. Smith, Fort Leonard Wood.

Senator Klarich introduced to the Senate, Bud Gruchalla, Chesterfield; and Greg Garrett, Ballwin.

Senator Graves introduced to the Senate, twenty-one seventh grade students and four adults from Bucklin R-II School, Bucklin.

Senator Yeckel introduced to the Senate, Mrs. O'Connor, Father Keller, Father Staley, Mr. Theiss, and seventy-two eighth grade students from St. Margaret Mary Alocoque School, St. Louis; and Patrick Steinway, Lucas Terando, Amy Flowers and Erin Seymour were made honorary pages.

Senator Childers introduced to the Senate, forty-nine seventh grade students from R-V Richards School, West Plains.

Senator Flotron introduced to the Senate, fifty-six fifth and sixth grade students from Chesterfield Day School, Chesterfield.

On motion of Senator Quick, the Senate adjourned until 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 6, 1998.