Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


EIGHTH DAY--TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1999


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Senator Wiggins in the Chair.

The Reverend Carl R. Gauck offered the following prayer:

Our Father, we ask that You be with Senator Scott and his family during their bereavement over the death of his aunt whose funeral is today, and we further ask You to bestow Your healing powers on Senator Scott's mother, who went into a coma last night. Grant also, we pray, your healing power and comfort to Doris, the wife of Senator Mathewson, who is undergoing serious back surgery this morning. And use us this day in usefulness as You will. In Your merciful Name. 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 Bland Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Ehlmann
Flotron Goode Graves House
Howard Jacob Johnson Kenney
Kinder Klarich Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Sims Singleton Staples Steelman
Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
Absent with leave--Senators
Mathewson Scott--2
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Yeckel offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 84

WHEREAS, the Missouri Senate always welcomes the opportunity to commend those individuals who have been selected by local Chambers of Commerce to receive special recognition for dedicated community betterment efforts; and

WHEREAS, on Saturday, January 30, 1999, the Affton Chamber of Commerce will honor Genevieve Hickey as "Citizen of the Year" during its Annual Installation and Awards Dinner to be held at the Holiday Inn, South County Center; and

WHEREAS, an Affton resident for forty-eight years, Genevieve Hickey has distinguished herself through the exemplary performance of her duties down through the years with First National Bank, Monsanto Chemical Company, and American Investment Company, from which business she retired after seventeen years as a legal secretary; and

WHEREAS, during the intervening years between retirement and accepting the responsibilities of the position of Executive Director of the Chamber, Genevieve Hickey contributed her skills and energy to part-time employment with a varied group of attorneys; and

WHEREAS, after a period of several months in which the Chamber lacked an Executive Director, Genevieve Hickey courageously took on the obligations of the office on September 30, 1981, without the benefits of a mentor or training, and by all records, her tenure has been one of stellar achievements and extraordinary dedication; and

WHEREAS, Genevieve Hickey is a valued and active member of the Affton Historical Society, the Ladies of Oakland, and the Affton Presbyterian Church, where she has sung in the choir, has served as deacon and elder, and has contributed her talent to numerous committees on Session; and

WHEREAS, the proud mother of Sue Hickey-Texier and son-in-law Tom, Genevieve Hickey greatly enjoys the pleasures associated with her grandchildren Matthew, twins Cory and Christopher, and Marci:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninetieth General Assembly, join unanimously to congratulate Genevieve Hickey for her accomplishments which have earned her well-deserved selection as the Affton Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for retiring Executive Director of the Chamber and Citizen of the Year, Genevieve Hickey.

Senator Yeckel offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 85

WHEREAS, the Missouri Senate always welcomes the opportunity to commend those individuals who have been selected by local Chambers of Commerce to receive special recognition for dedicated community betterment efforts; and

WHEREAS, on Saturday, January 30, 1999, the Affton Chamber of Commerce will honor Bob and Linda Brendel as "Business Persons of the Year" during its Annual Installation and Awards Dinner to be held at the Holiday Inn, South County Center; and

WHEREAS, Affton residents for fourteen years, the Brendels joined the Chamber in 1991, which was the year that they established NOVUS Auto Glass on Gravois; and

WHEREAS, Linda Brendel has proven to be an exemplary member of the Chamber with service for two terms on the board of directors, three years as board secretary, and four years on the Parade and Festival committee, for which she enjoyed work as treasurer and parade secretary; and

WHEREAS, in addition to his work with the Gravois Corridor committee, Bob Brendel has held unofficial, but highly appreciated positions with the Parade and Festival committee, for which he has actively participated in parade and festival planning, festival set-up and take-down activities, parade line up, golfcart logistics, and the many other unplanned emergencies that always take place at any event; and

WHEREAS, both Linda and Bob Brendel also volunteer at the Egg Hunt, Wurstmart, and Old Newsboys events and serve as chairpersons of the Spring Barbecue which raises money for the Affton Days Parade and Festival; and

WHEREAS, as the parents of two children, Diane and Mike, the Brendels have always found themselves engaged in youth activities, such as Linda's willingness to function as secretary for the eighth grade party for the classes of 1998 and 2001 and the class of 1998's lock-in last spring, while Bob is an enthusiastic committee member for Boy Scout Troop 821:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninetieth General Assembly, join unanimously to congratulate Bob and Linda Brendel for their achievements which have earned them well-deserved selection as the Affton Chamber of Commerce Business Persons of the Year; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for Bob and Linda Brendel, as an expression of our esteem for them and their good works.

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 302-By Bland.

An Act to amend chapter 208, RSMo, relating to public assistance by adding thereto two new sections relating to temporary assistance for needy families.

SB 303-By Flotron.

An Act to repeal sections 105.711, 147.010, 537.610, 537.705 and 537.756, RSMo 1994, relating to liabilities, and to enact in lieu thereof eight new sections relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

SB 304-By Childers.

An Act to amend chapter 48, RSMo, by adding thereto two new sections relating to changes in county classification.

SB 305-By Wiggins.

An Act to amend chapter 332, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to dentists.

SB 306-By Wiggins.

An Act to repeal section 33.170, RSMo 1994, relating to state funds for designated public purposes, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 307-By Rohrbach.

An Act to repeal section 302.060, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to driver's licenses, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

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

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SB 193, 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.

REFERRALS

President Pro Tem Quick referred SB 193 to the Committee on State Budget Control.

President Pro Tem Quick referred SCR 10 to the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions.

APPOINTMENTS

President Pro Tem Quick appointed the following committee pursuant to HCR 2: Senators Banks, Bentley, Bland, Childers, DePasco, Johnson, Mueller, Sims, Steelman and Stoll.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Wiggins offered Senate Resolution No. 86, regarding the death of Warren Eugene Slagle, Kansas City, which was adopted.



INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Howard introduced to the Senate, Dusty Grooms, Caruthersville.

Senator Stoll introduced to the Senate, Marcel Blume, Webster Groves; Kierra Cornell and Kevin Wiethuchter, Manchester; Jamie Dannels and Joey Wrinkle, Independence; Travis Dunn, Aurora; Katherine Ellis, Monett; Shelly Flandermeyer, Teviya Johnson and Aaron Kisner, Marshall; Jacob Gion, Hillsboro; Tony Hacker and John Lee, St. Louis; Sally Lohmeyer, Rogersville; Michelle McDow, Ashland; Greg Moss, Columbia; Xavier Naeger, Ste. Genevieve; Jacob Saxton, Hannibal; Raghele Scavuzzo, Harrisonville; Emily Smith, West Plains; and Hiliary Smith, Concordia.

Senator Jacob introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. Chris Southwick, M.D., Columbia.

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