Journal of the Senate

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


FIFTY-FIRST DAY--THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1998


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem McKenna in the Chair.

The Chaplain offered the following prayer:

Heavenly Father, someone said, "The best way to have a friend is to be one." Jesus said, "Greater love has no man than this that he lay down his life for his friends." At any season of the year, we are inspired to be considered a friend of God. As we break for Easter inspire us to be a friend of all. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

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

The Journal of the previous day was read and approved.

The following Senators were present during the day's proceedings:

Present--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
Clay Curls DePasco Ehlmann
Flotron Goode Graves House
Howard Jacob Johnson Kenney
Kinder Klarich Lybyer Mathewson
Maxwell McKenna Mueller Quick
Rohrbach Russell Schneider Scott
Sims Singleton Staples Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--34
Absent with leave--Senators--None

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1565, regarding Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, which was adopted.

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 1566, regarding the Eighty-fifth Birthday of Earl Sponsler, Texas County, which was adopted.

Senators DePasco, Caskey, Howard, McKenna, Westfall and Childers, joined by the entire membership, offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 1567

WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate were distressed to learn of the recent passing of the Honorable Ralph Victor Hedrick, former longtime member of the Missouri House of Representatives; and

WHEREAS, Ralph Hedrick departed this life on March 26, 1998, after a lifetime of remarkable achievement that had spanned the course of seventy-two years; and

WHEREAS, born on May 9, 1925, Mr. Hedrick received his education in his native Sedalia and in the Appleton City schools, after which he joined the U.S. Navy and served his country with tremendous courage in the Pacific during World War II; and

WHEREAS, a decorated war hero, Mr. Hedrick made his home in the Rich Hill area in 1959, and subsequently distinguished himself as a District Manager at Taystee Bread Company; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Hedrick entered the political arena as Southern Judge of the Bates County Court and went on to earn recognition in state government upon his election to the House of Representatives in 1970; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Bates, Vernon, Cass, and St. Clair counties had been the direct beneficiaries of Mr. Hedrick's loyalty, commitment, and competence during the eighteen years that he had been so privileged to serve them at the statehouse in Jefferson City; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Hedrick had also touched the lives of many through his affiliation with the Rich Hill Christian Church, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Elks Lodge; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Hedrick's sons, Douglas, David, and Stephen, will always recall the special moments they had spent fishing with their Dad, and his grandchildren, Lance, Brad, Kyle, Duane, Colten, Jonelle, and Kayla, will also treasure his memory forever; and

WHEREAS, Ralph Hedrick will always be dear to the heart of his longtime companion, Evelyn Staatz of Lee's Summit:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Eighty-ninth General Assembly, join in a moment of silent reverie to express appreciation for the lifetime achievements of the late Ralph Hedrick and to offer words of comfort to those he has left behind; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for the loved ones of the late Ralph Hedrick.

Senator Ehlmann offered Senate Resolution No. 1568, regarding Kevin Arthur Slagle, St. Peters, which was adopted.

Senator Wiggins offered Senate Resolution No. 1569, regarding R. Crosby Kemper, Jr., Kansas City, which was adopted.

Senator Wiggins offered Senate Resolution No. 1570, regarding the death of Milton Boone Edmonson, Kansas City, which was adopted.

BILL REFERRALS

President Pro Tem McKenna referred SS for SCS for SB 651 to the Committee on State Budget Control.

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

At the request of Senator Mathewson, SB 672 and SB 774, with SCS, were placed on the Informal Calendar.

Senator Mathewson moved that SB 792 be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

Senator Mathewson offered SS for SB 792, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 792

An Act to repeal sections 408.100, 408.200, 408.232 and 408.233, RSMo 1994, and section 408.140, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to financial transactions, and to enact in lieu thereof six new sections relating to the same subject.

Senator Mathewson moved that SS for SB 792 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Mathewson, SS for SB 792 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

Senator Sims moved that SB 523, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SB 523, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 523

An Act to amend chapter 355, RSMo, by adding thereto thirteen new sections relating to transfers of assets by nonprofit hospitals, with an emergency clause.

Was taken up.

Senator Sims moved that SCS for SB 523 be adopted.

Senator Sims offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 523, Page 3, Section 355.903.2, Line 13, by adding after the word "information", the following: "relevant to the transaction".

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

Senator Sims offered SA 2:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 523, Page 2, Section 355.902, Line 1, by inserting immediately after the word "hospitals" the following: "which are not under common ownership or control"; and further amend line 22, by inserting immediately after the word "locality" and before the comma "," the following: "which it has acquired through merger or change in governance structure after the effective date of this act"; and

Further amend said bill, page 7, section 355.929, line 10, by inserting immediately after "government." the following: "Any action for judicial review shall be conducted as an appeal of a contested administrative decision as provided by chapter 536, RSMo.".

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

Senator Sims moved that SCS for SB 523, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Sims, SCS for SB 523, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

Senator Quick announced that photographers from the Associated Press had been given permission to take pictures in the Senate Chamber today.

Senator House moved that SB 646, SB 573, SB 527, SB 493, SB 575, SB 546, SB 663 and SB 904, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SBs 646, 573, 527, 493, 575, 546, 663 and 904, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 646, 573, 527, 493, 575, 546, 663 and 904

An Act to repeal sections 565.082 and 575.010, RSMo 1994, relating to crimes and punishment, by adding thereto eleven new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

Was taken up.

Senator House moved that SCS for SBs 646, 573, 527, 493, 575, 546, 663 and 904 be adopted.

Senator House offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 646, 573, 527, 493, 575, 546, 663 and 904, Page 6, Section 577.068, Line 23, by inserting immediately after all of said line the following:

"610.122. Notwithstanding other provisions of law to the contrary, any record of arrest recorded pursuant to section 43.503, RSMo, may be expunged if the court determines that:

(1) The arrest was based on false information and the following conditions exist:

(a) There is no probable cause, at the time of the action to expunge, to believe the individual committed the offense;

[(2)] (b) No charges will be pursued as a result of the arrest;

[(3)] (c) The subject of the arrest has no prior or subsequent misdemeanor or felony convictions;

[(4)] (d) The subject of the arrest did not receive a suspended imposition of sentence for the offense for which the arrest was made or for any offense related to the arrest; and

[(5)] (e) No civil action is pending relating to the arrest or the records sought to be expunged[.]; or

(2) No criminal charges have been filed against the subject of the arrest within ten years from the date of such arrest."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator House moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

Senator Banks raised the point of order that SCS for SBs 646, 573, 527, 493, 575, 546, 663 and 904 is out of order in that it contains more than one subject matter.

The point of order was referred to the President Pro Tem, who took it under advisement, which placed the bill on the Informal Calendar with the point of order and SA 1 pending.

Senator Klarich moved that SB 515 and SB 783, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SBs 515 and 783, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 515 and 783

An Act relating to the civil commitment of sexual predators.

Was taken up.

President Pro Tem McKenna assumed the Chair.

Senator Klarich moved that SCS for SBs 515 and 783 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Klarich, SCS for SBs 515 and 783 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

Senator Caskey moved that SB 478 be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

Senator Caskey offered SS for SB 478, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 478

An Act to repeal sections 217.710 and 571.030, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to probation and parole officers, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

Senator Caskey moved that SS for SB 478 be adopted.

Senator Schneider offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Bill No. 478, Page 2, Section 217.710, Line 19, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"6. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, RSMo, that is promulgated under 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.".

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

Senator Staples offered SA 2:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Bill No. 478, Page 1, In the Title, Line 3, by striking the following: "probation and parole officers" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "law enforcement"; and

Further amend said bill, pages 2-6, section 571.030, by striking all of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"571.030. 1. A person commits the crime of unlawful use of weapons if he knowingly:

(1) Carries concealed upon or about his person a knife, a firearm, a blackjack or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use; or

(2) Sets a spring gun; or

(3) Discharges or shoots a firearm into a dwelling house, a railroad train, boat, aircraft, or motor vehicle as defined in section 302.010, RSMo, or any building or structure used for the assembling of people; or

(4) Exhibits, in the presence of one or more persons, any weapon readily capable of lethal use in an angry or threatening manner; or

(5) Possesses or discharges a firearm or projectile weapon while intoxicated; or

(6) Discharges a firearm within one hundred yards of any occupied school house, courthouse, or church building; or

(7) Discharges or shoots a firearm at a mark, at any object, or at random, on, along or across a public highway or discharges or shoots a firearm into any outbuilding; or

(8) Carries a firearm or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use into any church or place where people have assembled for worship, or into any school, or into any election precinct on any election day, or into any building owned or occupied by any agency of the federal government, state government, or political subdivision thereof, or into any public assemblage of persons met for any lawful purpose; or

(9) Discharges or shoots a firearm at or from a motor vehicle, as defined in section 301.010, RSMo, while within any city, town, or village, and discharges or shoots a firearm at any person, or at any other motor vehicle, or at any building or habitable structure, unless the person was lawfully acting in self-defense.

2. Subdivisions (1), (3), (4), (6), (7), (8) and (9) of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to or affect any of the following:

(1) All state, county and municipal law enforcement officers possessing the duty and power of arrest for violation of the general criminal laws of the state or for violation of ordinances of counties or municipalities of the state, whether such officers are within or outside their jurisdictions or on or off duty, or any person summoned by such officers to assist in making arrests or preserving the peace while actually engaged in assisting such officer;

(2) Wardens, superintendents and keepers of prisons, penitentiaries, jails and other institutions for the detention of persons accused or convicted of crime;

(3) Members of the armed forces or national guard while performing their official duty;

(4) Those persons vested by article V, section 1 of the Constitution of Missouri with the judicial power of the state and those persons vested by article III of the Constitution of the United States with the judicial power of the United States, the members of the federal judiciary;

(5) Any person whose bona fide duty is to execute process, civil or criminal;

(6) Any federal probation officer;

(7) Any state probation or parole officer, including supervisors and members of the board of probation and parole[, authorized to carry a firearm pursuant to section 217.710, RSMo; and];

(8) Any corporate security advisor meeting the definition and fulfilling the requirements of the regulations established by the board of police commissioners under section 84.340, RSMo;

(9) Any peace officer retired from service as a peace officer, provided such person was, prior to retirement, certified as a peace officer pursuant to chapter 590, RSMo;

(10) Any retired Missouri state court judge who meets the requirements of subsection 3 of this section; and

(11) Any active or retired Missouri prosecuting or circuit attorney who meets the requirements of subsection 3 of this section.

3. An active or retired prosecuting attorney or retired state court judge who does not have a valid permit to carry a firearm shall complete eight hours of firearms safety training with a federal, state or local law enforcement agency before such attorney, retired attorney or retired judge may be exempted from the provisions of subsection 1 of this section.

[3.] 4. Subdivisions (1), (5) and (8) of subsection 1 of this section do not apply when the actor is transporting such weapons in a nonfunctioning state or in an unloaded state when ammunition is not readily accessible or when such weapons are not readily accessible. Subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section does not apply when the actor is also in possession of an exposed firearm or projectile weapon for the lawful pursuit of game, or is in his dwelling unit or upon business premises over which the actor has possession, authority or control, or is traveling in a continuous journey peaceably through this state.

[4.] 5. Unlawful use of weapons is a class D felony unless committed under subdivision (5), (6), (7) or (8) of subsection 1 of this section, in which cases it is a class B misdemeanor, or subdivision (9) of subsection 1 of this section, in which case it is a class B felony, except that if the violation of subdivision (9) of subsection 1 of this section results in injury or death to another person, it is a class A felony.

[5.] 6. Violations of subdivision (9) of subsection 1 of this section shall be punished as follows:

(1) For the first violation a person shall be sentenced to the maximum authorized term of imprisonment for a class B felony;

(2) For any violation by a prior offender as defined in section 558.016, RSMo, a person shall be sentenced to the maximum authorized term of imprisonment for a class B felony without the possibility of parole, probation or conditional release for a term of ten years;

(3) For any violation by a persistent offender as defined in section 558.016, RSMo, a person shall be sentenced to the maximum authorized term of imprisonment for a class B felony without the possibility of parole, probation, or conditional release;

(4) For any violation which results in injury or death to another person, a person shall be sentenced to an authorized disposition for a class A felony.

[6.] 7. Any person knowingly aiding or abetting any other person in the violation of subdivision (9) of subsection 1 of this section shall be subject to the same penalty as that prescribed by this section for violations by other persons.".

Senator Staples moved that the above amendment be adopted and requested a roll call vote be taken. He was joined in his request by Senators Banks, Childers, Ehlmann and Mueller.

SA 1 failed of adoption by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Clay House Howard
Lybyer Maxwell McKenna Schneider
Scott Sims Staples Wiggins
Yeckel--13
NAYS--Senators
Banks Caskey Childers Curls
DePasco Ehlmann Flotron Goode
Graves Jacob Johnson Kenney
Kinder Klarich Mathewson Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Singleton
Westfall--21
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators--None

Senator Caskey moved that SS for SB 478, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Caskey, SS for SB 478, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

President Pro Tem McKenna ruled the pending point of order on SCS for SBs 646, 573, 527, 493, 575, 546, 663 and 904, with SA 1, not well taken.

SA 1 was again taken up.

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

Senator House offered SA 2:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 646, 573, 527, 493, 575, 546, 663 and 904, Page 1, In the Title, Line 3, by striking the words "adding thereto" and inserting the following: "enacting in lieu thereof".

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

Senator Curls offered SA 3:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 646, 573, 527, 493, 575, 546, 663 and 904, Page 1, Section A, Line 4, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"82.1010. 1. In addition to forfeiture proceedings under sections 513.600 to 513.645, RSMo, the governing body of any city having a population of over four hundred thousand may enact ordinances to subject motor vehicles to forfeiture as provided in this section.

2. Any such city may by ordinance require the forfeiture of any motor vehicle which is used in the illegal dumping of solid waste or demolition waste as provided in sections 260.210 and 260.211, RSMo.

3. All forfeiture proceedings pursuant to this section shall be conducted in accordance with sections 513.600 to 513.645, RSMo, except the forfeiture proceeding shall be brought by the city attorney for the city which enacted such ordinances. In addition, the city may determine the manner of using the proceeds of its forfeiture activities.

4. The ordinance shall provide that any person claiming an ownership interest in the motor vehicle subject to forfeiture shall have all the defenses to the forfeiture proceeding available to them which they may be entitled to raise under sections 513.600 to 513.645, RSMo.

5. The ordinance shall also provide that a motor vehicle shall be returned to a nonoperating owner if:

(1) The title documents registered with the department of revenue at the time of the action giving rise to the forfeiture proceeding list owners or coowners of the vehicle in addition to or other than the operator; and

(2) The nonoperating owner of the motor vehicle has not previously been the operator of a motor vehicle which has been the subject of a forfeiture proceeding authorized by this section. If a vehicle is returned to the nonoperating owner, all costs associated with the seizure, towing, storage and impoundment of the vehicle, the payment of all court costs and reasonable attorney fees associated with the forfeiture proceeding shall be paid by the operator of the vehicle. To be entitled to return of the vehicle all owners shall execute a written agreement with the municipality stipulating and consenting to the seizure and forfeiture of the motor vehicle if the motor vehicle is subsequently operated by the same operator in violation of section 260.210 or 260.211, RSMo, which would allow the municipality to seek forfeiture of such vehicle under the ordinance enacted pursuant to this section.

6. The city may also prohibit such dumping of solid waste and demolition waste and may impose criminal fines in amounts not exceeding the fines set forth in section 260.212, RSMo. Such fines may only be imposed against the operator of the motor vehicle or others involved in the criminal act."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

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

Senator Ehlmann offered SA 4:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 4

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 646, 573, 527, 493, 575, 546, 663 and 904, Page 1, Section 306.105, Line 1, by inserting immediately before all of said line the following:

"173.800. 1. As used in this section, "exam" shall mean an exam given by an officially accredited organization who provides testing to students, the purpose of which is to qualify the students for entrance into an approved public or private institution as defined pursuant to section 173.205, RSMo.

2. A person commits the crime of exam fraud if he takes or attempts to take an exam in the place of another person who is officially recorded as taking the exam.

3. Exam fraud is a class B misdemeanor.

4. A person commits the crime of unlawful distribution of course-related materials if he provides, for compensation, to any student of an approved private or public institution, as defined in section 173.205, RSMo, any papers or other work, in any form, which paper or other work is submitted by the student to the approved public or private institution as the student's original work in conjunction with any course or program of the institution in which the student is enrolled or participates. A person shall be guilty of the crime of unlawful distribution of course-related materials if the person knows or should have known that the paper or other work would be submitted as original work by the recipient of the paper or other work.

5. Unlawful distribution of course-related materials is a class B misdemeanor."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Ehlmann moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Flotron offered SSA 1 for SA 4, which was read:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT NO. 1

FOR SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 4

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 646, 573, 527, 493, 575, 546, 663 and 904, at the end, by adding the following: "It shall be illegal to ski in the state of Missouri without a personal airbag and a helmet.".

Senator Flotron moved that the above substitute amendment be adopted.

Senator Kenney raised the point of order that SSA 1 for SA 4 is out of order in that it is not a true substitute amendment.

At the request of Senator Flotron, SSA 1 for SA 4 was withdrawn, rendering the point of order moot.

SA 4 was again taken up.

Senator Schneider offered SA 1 to SA 4, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 4

Amend Senate Amendment No. 4 to Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 646, 573, 527, 493, 575, 546, 663 and 904, Pages 1 and 2, Section 173.800.4 and .5, Lines 11 to 21 and line 1 to 4, by striking all of subdivisions 4 and 5.

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

Senator Staples assumed the Chair.

President Pro Tem McKenna assumed the Chair.

SA 4, as amended, was again taken up.

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

SA 4, as amended, was adopted by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Childers Ehlmann Goode
Graves House Kenney Kinder
Lybyer Maxwell Mueller Quick
Rohrbach Russell Schneider Sims--16
NAYS--Senators
Caskey Clay Curls DePasco
Flotron Howard Jacob Klarich
Mathewson McKenna Singleton Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--14
Absent--Senators
Banks Johnson Scott Staples--4
Absent with leave--Senators--None

Senator Sims offered SA 5:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 5

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 646, 573, 527, 493, 575, 546, 663 and 904, Page 1, Section 306.105, Line 4, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

"455.540. As used in sections 455.540 to 455.547, the following terms shall mean:

(1) "Adult", any person eighteen years of age or older;

(2) "Domestic violence", any dispute arising between spouses, former spouses, adults related by blood or marriage, adults who are presently residing together or have resided together in the past, and adults who have had a child in common regardless of whether they have been married or have resided together at any time;

(3) "Homicide", any crime which may be charged as one of the following: first degree murder pursuant to section 565.020, RSMo; second degree murder pursuant to section 565.021, RSMo; voluntary manslaughter pursuant to section 565.023, RSMo; or involuntary manslaughter pursuant to section 565.024, RSMo.

455.543. 1. In any case involving a homicide where the victim is an adult, the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction shall make a determination as to whether there is reason to believe the homicide is related to domestic violence.

2. In making such determination, the local law enforcement agency may consider a number of factors including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) The relationship between the perpetrator and the victim;

(2) Whether the victim had previously filed for an order of protection pursuant to chapter 455, RSMo;

(3) Whether such agency has previously investigated or received reports of alleged incidents of domestic violence against the victim; and

(4) Any other evidence regarding the homicide that assists the agency in making its determination.

3. After making a determination as to whether the homicide is related to domestic violence, stating whether the homicide was related to domestic violence and which shall include the name, gender and age of the victim. The state highway patrol shall develop a form for this purpose which shall be distributed by the department of public safety to all local law enforcement agencies by October 1, 1998. Completed forms shall be forwarded to the highway patrol no later than seven days after a suspect is arrested for the homicide.

455.545. The highway patrol shall compile an annual report of homicides related to domestic violence. Such report shall be presented by February first of the subsequent year to the governor, speaker of the house of representatives, and president pro tempore of the senate.

455.547. Any employee of a law enforcement agency who, in good faith, completes and sends a form pursuant to section 455.543 shall be immune from liability."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

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

Senator Mathewson offered SA 6:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 6

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 646, 573, 527, 493, 575, 546, 663 and 904, Page 1, Section 306.105, Line 4, by inserting after said line the following:

"315.067. 1. For purposes of sections 315.067 to 315.079, "hotel" shall have the same meaning as lodging establishment as defined in section 315.005.

2. A person operating a hotel, including all lodging establishments defined in section 315.005, may refuse or deny the use of a room, accommodations, facilities or other privileges of the hotel to any of the following:

(1) An individual who is unwilling or unable to pay for the room, accommodations, facilities, or other privileges of the hotel;

(2) An individual who is visibly intoxicated, under the influence of alcohol or other drug, and is disorderly so as to create a public nuisance;

(3) An individual who the hotel operator reasonably believes is seeking to use a room, accommodations, facilities or other privileges of the hotel for an unlawful purpose;

(4) An individual who the hotel operator reasonably believes is bringing in anything which may create an unreasonable danger or risk to other persons, including but not limited to explosives or the unlawful use of firearms;

(5) An individual whose use of the room, accommodations, facilities or other privileges of the hotel would result in a violation of the maximum capacity of such hotel.

2. A hotel operator who reasonably refuses or denies the use of a room, accommodations, facilities or other privileges of the hotel pursuant to this section shall not be subject to any criminal action or any fine.

315.069. The hotel operator may require a person seeking the use of a room, accommodations, facilities or other privileges of the hotel to demonstrate his or her ability to pay for such use by cash, credit card or approved check. The hotel operator may require the parent or guardian of a person under the age of eighteen to:

(1) Accept in writing the liability for the cost of the room, accommodations, facilities or other privileges of the hotel used by the person, and the cost of any damages to the room, furnishings in the room or other facilities of the hotel caused by the person while using the room, accommodations, facilities or other privileges of the hotel;

(2) Provide the hotel operator with one of the following:

(a) The authority to charge the amount due for the cost of the room, accommodations, facilities or other privileges of the hotel used by the person, and the cost of any damages to the room, furnishings in the room or other facilities of the hotel caused by the person while using the room, accommodations, facilities or other privileges of the hotel to a credit card used by a person under the age of eighteen. The granting of such authority shall be deemed a waiver of any defense based upon the age of such person which may be raised by the minor or the person authorizing the use of the credit card; or

(b) An advance cash payment sufficient to cover the cost of the room, accommodations, facilities or other privileges of the hotel used by the person, and a reasonable amount as a deposit toward the cost of any damages to the room, furnishings in the room or other facilities of the hotel caused by the person while using the room, accommodations, facilities or other privileges of the hotel. A cash deposit for any damages required by the hotel operator shall be promptly refunded to the extent not used to cover the cost of any such damages as determined by the hotel operator following an inspection of the room, accommodations or facilities of the hotel used by the person at the end of his or her stay.

315.075. An owner or operator of a hotel may eject a person from the hotel and notify the appropriate local law enforcement authorities for any of the following reasons:

(1) Nonpayment of charges incurred by the individual renting or leasing a room, accommodations or facilities of the hotel when the charges are due and owing;

(2) The individual renting or leasing a room, accommodations or facilities of the hotel is visibly intoxicated, under the influence of alcohol or other drug and is disorderly so as to create a public nuisance;

(3) The owner or operator reasonably believes that the individual is using the premises for an unlawful purpose;

(4) The owner or operator reasonably believes that the individual has brought something into the hotel which may create an unreasonable danger or risk to other persons, including but not limited to unlawful use of firearms or explosives; and

(5) The individual is in violation of any federal, state or local laws or regulations relating to the hotel.

315.077. An owner or operator of a hotel shall post a copy of sections 315.067 to 315.079, in addition to any rules established by the owner or operator of the hotel, in a conspicuous place at or near the guest registration desk and in each room of the hotel.

315.079. 1. Each individual renting or leasing a room, accommodations or facilities of the hotel shall register and may be required by the owner or operator of the hotel to show proof of identity by producing a valid driver's license, other identification issued by the state or other identification satisfactory to the owner or operator. If the individual is under the age of eighteen, the owner or operator may also require a parent or guardian of the person to register.

2. The guest registry may be kept and maintained by recording, copying or reproducing the registry by any photographic, photostatic, microfilm, microcard, miniature photographic, electronic imaging, electronic data processing or other process which accurately reproduces or forms a durable medium for accurately and legibly reproducing an unaltered image or reproduction of the original. "; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

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

Senator Schneider offered SA 7, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 7

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 646, 573, 527, 493, 575, 546, 663 and 904, Page 1, Section 306.105, by striking said section; and further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

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

Senator Schneider offered SA 8:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 8

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 646, 573, 527, 493, 575, 546, 663 and 904, Page 2, Section 565.082, Line 13, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

"570.030. 1. A person commits the crime of stealing if he appropriates property or services of another with the purpose to deprive him thereof, either without his consent or by means of deceit or coercion.

2. Evidence of the following is admissible in any criminal prosecution under this section on the issue of the requisite knowledge or belief of the alleged stealer:

(1) That he failed or refused to pay for property or services of a hotel, restaurant, inn or boardinghouse;

(2) That he gave in payment for property or services of a hotel, restaurant, inn or boardinghouse a check or negotiable paper on which payment was refused;

(3) That he left the hotel, restaurant, inn or boardinghouse with the intent to not pay for property or services;

(4) That he surreptitiously removed or attempted to remove his baggage from a hotel, inn or boardinghouse.

3. Stealing is a class C felony if:

(1) The value of the property or services appropriated is [one] seven hundred fifty dollars or more; or

(2) The actor physically takes the property appropriated from the person of the victim; or

(3) The property appropriated consists of:

(a) Any motor vehicle, watercraft or aircraft; or

(b) Any will or unrecorded deed affecting real property; or

(c) Any credit card or letter of credit; or

(d) Any firearms; or

(e) A United States national flag designed, intended and used for display on buildings or stationary flagstaffs in the open; or

(f) Any original copy of an act, bill or resolution, introduced or acted upon by the legislature of the state of Missouri; or

(g) Any pleading, notice, judgment or any other record or entry of any court of this state, any other state or of the United States; or

(h) Any book of registration or list of voters required by chapter 115, RSMo; or

(i) Any animal of the species of horse, mule, ass, cattle, swine, sheep, or goat; or

(j) Live fish raised for commercial sale with a value of seventy-five dollars; or

(k) Any controlled substance as defined by section 195.010, RSMo; otherwise, stealing is a class A misdemeanor.

4. The theft of any item of property or services under subsection 3 of this section which exceeds [one] seven hundred fifty dollars may be considered a separate felony and may be charged in separate counts.

5. Any person with a prior conviction of paragraph (i) of subdivision (3) of subsection 3 of this section and who violates the provisions of paragraph (i) of subdivision (3) of subsection 3 of this section when the value of the animal or animals stolen exceeds three thousand dollars is guilty of a class B felony."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Schneider moved that the above amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator House, SB 646, SB 573, SB 527, SB 493, SB 575, SB 546, SB 663 and SB 904, with SCS and SA 8 (pending), were placed on the Informal Calendar.

Senator Wiggins assumed the Chair.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Caskey, Chairman of the Committee on Ethics, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Ethics, to which was referred HB 1120, 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 Clay, Chairman of the Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, to which was referred HB 1748, 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 House Bill No. 1748, Page 2, Section 294.011, Line 22, by striking the semi-colon ";" and inserting in lieu thereof a period "."; and

Further amend said bill, Page 2, Section 294.011, Lines 23-25, by striking all of said lines; and

Further amend said bill, Page 2, Section 294.030, Line 13, by striking the words "or exposition".

On behalf of Senator Curls, Chairman of the Committee on Insurance and Housing, Senator Quick submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Insurance and Housing, to which was referred HB 1160, 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 Insurance and Housing, to which was referred HB 1374, 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 Insurance and Housing, to which was referred HB 1090, 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 Insurance and Housing, to which was referred HB 1794, 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 DePasco, Chairman of the Committee on Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs, to which was referred HB 1718, 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 Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs, to which was referred HB 1299, 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 Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs, to which was referred HB 1046, 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 House Bill No. 1046, Page 1, In the Title, Lines 2 and 3, by deleting all of said lines and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "To repeal section 660.317, RSMo Supp. 1997, relating to criminal background checks, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject."; and

Further amend said bill, Page 1, Section A, Lines 1 and 2, by deleting all of said lines and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"Section A. Section 660.317, RSMo Supp. 1997, is repealed and two new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 610.103 and 660.317, to read as follows:"; and

Further amend said bill, Page 1, Section 610.103, Line 8, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"660.317. 1. For the purposes of this section, the term "provider" means any person, corporation or association who:

(1) Is licensed as an operator pursuant to chapter 198, RSMo;

(2) Provides in-home services under contract with the department;

(3) Employs nurses or nursing assistants for temporary or intermittent placement in health care facilities; or

(4) Is an entity licensed pursuant to chapter 197, RSMo;

(5) Is a public or private facility, day program, residential facility or specialized service operated, funded or licensed by the department of mental health.

2. For the purpose of this section "patient or resident" has the same meaning as such term is defined in section 43.540, RSMo.

3. Beginning August 28, 1997, not later than two working days of hiring any person for a full-time, part-time or temporary position to have contact with any patient or resident the provider shall, or in the case of temporary employees hired through an employment agency, the employment agency shall prior to sending a temporary employee to a provider:

(1) Request a criminal background check as provided in section 43.540, RSMo. Completion of an inquiry to the highway patrol for criminal records that are available for disclosure to a provider for the purpose of conducting an employee criminal records background check shall be deemed to fulfill the provider's duty to conduct employee criminal background checks pursuant to this section; except that, completing the inquiries pursuant to this subsection shall not be construed to exempt a provider from further inquiry pursuant to common law requirements governing due diligence; and

(2) Make an inquiry to the department of social services, whether the person is listed on the employee disqualification list as provided in section 660.315.

4. When the provider requests a criminal background check pursuant to section 43.530, RSMo, the requesting entity may require that the applicant reimburse the provider for the cost of such record check.

5. An applicant for a position to have contact with patients or residents of a provider shall:

(1) Sign a consent form as required by section 43.540, RSMo, so the provider may request a criminal records review;

(2) Disclose the applicant's criminal history. For the purposes of this subdivision "criminal history" includes any conviction or a plea of guilty to a misdemeanor or felony charge and shall include any suspended imposition of sentence, any suspended execution of sentence or any period of probation or parole; and

(3) Disclose if the applicant is listed on the employee disqualification list as provided in section 660.315.

6. A provider is guilty of a class A misdemeanor if the provider knowingly hires a person to have contact with patients or residents and the person has been convicted of, pled guilty to or nolo contendere in this state or any other state or has been found guilty of [any] a crime, which if committed in Missouri would be a class A or B felony violation of chapter 565, 566 or 569, RSMo, or any violation of subsection 3 of section 198.070, RSMo, or section 568.020, RSMo.

7. The highway patrol shall examine whether protocols can be developed to allow a provider to request a statewide fingerprint criminal records review check through local law enforcement agencies.

8. A provider may use a private investigatory agency rather than the highway patrol to do a criminal history records review check, and alternatively, the applicant pays the private investigatory agency such fees as the provider and such agency shall agree.

9. The department of social services shall promulgate rules and regulations to waive the hiring restrictions pursuant to this section for good cause. For purposes of this section, "good cause" means the department has made a determination by examining the employee's prior work history and other relevant factors that such employee does not present a risk to the health or safety of residents.".

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, after examination of HB 1239, respectfully requests that it be removed from the Senate Consent Calendar in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 45.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, after examination of HB 1300, with SCS, respectfully requests that it be removed from the Senate Consent Calendar in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 45.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, after examination of HB 1352, respectfully requests that it be removed from the Senate Consent Calendar in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 45.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, after examination of HB 1779, with SCS, respectfully requests that it be removed from the Senate Consent Calendar in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 45.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred HCR 8, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the concurrent resolution do pass, with Senate Committee Amendment No. 1.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend House Concurrent Resolution No. 8, Page 501 of the Senate Journal for Tuesday, March 31, 1998, Column 2, Line 23 of said column, by striking "S." and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "S"; and further amend line 25 of said column, by striking "S." and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "S"; and

Further amend said resolution and journal, page 502, column 1, line 24 of said column, by striking "S." and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "S"; and further amend line 42 of said column, by striking "S." and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "S".

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred HCR 9, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the concurrent resolution do pass.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred HCR 10, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the concurrent resolution do pass.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred HCR 20, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the concurrent resolution do pass.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SCR 37, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 37

WHEREAS, the elderly population in the state is growing at a significant and unprecedented rate; and

WHEREAS, the increasing elderly population in the state will place unprecedented demands upon the state's health delivery system; and

WHEREAS, the federal government's approach to state mandates and entitlements regarding medicare and medicaid funding for the elderly is changing; and

WHEREAS, the health care industry has evolved into a new era of managed care, provider networks, home health care, and alternative methods for the delivery of services; and

WHEREAS, the elderly expect that their needs will be provided in an environment that allows greater flexibility through a "continuum of care"; and

WHEREAS, elderly citizens could benefit from "one stop shopping" where they can receive the required government assistance through a single government office; and

WHEREAS, an in-depth study and evaluation must be made of the alternatives and strategies available for the delivery of services to the growing elderly population in Missouri;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the Senate, Eighty-ninth General Assembly, the House of Representatives concurring therein, hereby establish the "Joint Interim Committee on Aging" to be composed of ten members. The members shall consist of five state senators appointed by the President pro tem of the Senate representing each political party, and five representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, with no more than three from each house being members of the same political party; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the President pro tem of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint the members of the committee by June 1, 1998, and such committee shall meet within ten days of its establishment and organize by selecting a chairman and vice-chairman, one of whom shall be a member of the Senate and the other a member of the House of Representatives; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee may solicit any input and information necessary to fulfill its obligations from the Department of Social Services and representatives of citizen groups formed to address issues regarding Missouri's elderly population; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging supports the concept of an interim committee on aging as established by the General Assembly, and furthermore, the Council agrees to be available to advise and assist the Joint Interim Committee on Aging with this initiative however possible, and shall be prepared to provide representation on the committee; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall make an in-depth study and evaluation of the alternatives and strategies for the delivery of state services to the growing aging population in Missouri; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall prepare a report, together with its recommendations for any legislative action it deems necessary for submission to the Governor and General Assembly by January 5, 1999, and then shall be dissolved; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the expenses of committee members and legislative staff, the actual and necessary expenses of the committee, and the costs of any outside consultants necessary for the committee to complete its study shall be paid from the Joint Contingent Fund, subject to prior approval by the Senate Committee on Administration; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the staff of Senate Research and House Research and the Committee on Legislative Research shall provide such legal, research, clerical, technical and bill drafting services as the committee may require in the performance of its duties; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution to be delivered to the Governor and the Director of the Department of Social Services.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SCS for SB 565, 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 McKenna, Chairman of the Committee on Gubernatorial Appointments, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Gubernatorial Appointments, to which were referred the following appointments and reappointments, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate do give its advice and consent to the following:

Theodore J. Steiling, Sr., as a member of the Elevator Safety Board;

Also,

Ronald L. Phillips, as a member of the State Board of Registration for the healing Arts;

Also,

Quentin C. Wilson, as a member of the Multistate Tax Commission;

Also,

Stephen M. Mahfood, as a member of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Advisory Committee;

Also,

Stephen M. Mahfood, as a member of the Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission;

Also,

Stephen M. Mahfood, as a member of the Interstate Mining Commission;

Also,

Janice Lea Dye, as a member of the Southwest Missouri State University Board of Governors;

Also,

Douglas W. Burnett and Michael A. Wolff, as members of the Consolidated Health Care Plan Board of Trustees;

Also,

Craig F. Lowther, as public member of the Missouri Real Estate Commission;

Also,

Dean E. Freeman, as a member of the Dam and Reservoir Safety Council.

Senator McKenna requested unanimous consent of the Senate to vote on the above reports in one motion. There being no objection, the request was granted.

Senator McKenna moved that the committee reports be adopted, and the Senate do give its advice and consent to the above appointments and reappointments, which motion prevailed.

REFERRALS

President Pro Tem McKenna referred SCS for SB 565 to the Committee on State Budget Control.

HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING

The following Bill was read the 2nd time and referred to the Committee indicated:

HS for HCS for HB 1323--Corrections and General Laws.

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 1799, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 565.070, RSMo 1994, relating to assault, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on Education, to which was referred HB 955, 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 Education, to which was referred HB 968, 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 Education, to which was referred HB 1088, 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 Education, to which was referred HB 1162, 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 Education, to which was referred HB 1588, 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 Education, to which was referred HB 1747, 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 Caskey, Chairman of the Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, Senator McKenna submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, to which was referred SB 892, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Ehlmann offered Senate Resolution No. 1571, regarding Dr. Henry W. Clever, Jr., St. Charles, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Howard introduced to the Senate, Cheryl and Betsy White and Sarah Crothers, Sikeston; and Betsy was made an honorary page.

Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, Garry, Janice and Corey Lee, Lee's Summit; and Corey was made an honorary page.

On behalf of Senator McKenna, the President introduced to the Senate, Tina and Allen Hamilton and Jacob Wagoner, Imperial; and Allen and Jacob were made honorary pages.

Senator Staples introduced to the Senate, Pat Henson, and eighth grade students from Belleview; and Adam Barton and Tim Jones were made honorary pages.

Senator Mueller introduced to the Senate, eighty-seven fourth grade students from Westchester Elementary School, St. Louis.

Senator Yeckel introduced to the Senate, Linda Rasch, John Oexeman, and Cub Scout Pack 161 from St. Simon School, St. Louis; and Andrew Rathman, Kevin Reeder and Nathan Yannitz were made honorary pages.

Senator Lybyer introduced to the Senate, Mrs. McBride and a group from Edgar Springs.

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Sharon Tippitt, and nine fourth grade students from Heartland High School and Academy, Belton.

Senator Singleton introduced to the Senate, Brian Hinkle, Tom Greeding, Donna Schmidt, Ty Slaughter, Lauren Yust, Kendra Durbin, Heidi Lanning, Alan Lamar, Racheal McGriff, Megan Phillips, Jennifer Letterman, Kassy Lankford and Billy Fenix, Seneca.

On behalf of Senator McKenna, the President introduced to the Senate, David and Christine Michelle Garrett and John and Julianne Helen Martin, Jefferson County; and Christine Michelle and Julianne Helen were made honorary pages.

On motion of Senator Quick, the Senate adjourned until 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, 1998.