Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


TWENTIETH DAY--TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1999


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem Quick in the Chair.

The Reverend Carl R. Gauck offered the following prayer:

Gracious God: We pray this day that in some small way we may have the ability to see the world as You see it and lovingly draw it to You. And in seeing the world as You do, acknowledge all Your blessings with thanksgiving and praise. This we pray in Your Holy 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 Mathewson Maxwell
Mueller Quick Rohrbach Russell
Schneider Scott Sims Singleton
Staples Steelman Stoll Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--34
Absent with leave--Senators--None
The Lieutenant Governor was present.


REMONSTRANCES

Senator Ehlmann offered the following remonstrance, which was read and referred to the Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions:

REMONSTRANCE NO. 1

WHEREAS, the state of Missouri has been found to be a violator of the United States Constitution in two federal school desegregation court cases, one affecting Kansas City area schools and the other affecting St. Louis City and County schools; and

WHEREAS, the state of Missouri has been forced to pay over three billion dollars pursuant to those court cases for a variety of measures intended to remove the vestiges of unlawful segregation; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly enacted SB 781 in 1998 to establish in state law a framework for the settlement of the Liddell case affecting St. Louis City and County; and

WHEREAS, St. Louis Public Schools has many poor performing schools, as measured by the low performance of students in those schools; and

WHEREAS, The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will conduct a review of the St. Louis Public Schools in March of 1999 as part of the Missouri School Improvement Plan and provide the results of the review to the State Board of Education for the purpose of classifying the St. Louis Public Schools as accredited, provisionally accredited or unaccredited, pursuant to the State Board's authority to classify school under section 161.092, RSMo; and

WHEREAS, the State Board is expected to make a determination regarding the classification status of St. Louis Public Schools, based upon the Department's review, no later than the end of 1999; and

WHEREAS, SB 781 created accountability provisions to ensure that St. Louis City students would benefit from improved schools as soon as possible; and

WHEREAS, one of those accountability measures was establishment of a Transitional School District authorized to take control of the school system within ninety days and effect systemic reforms, as is provided in subsection 2 of section 162.1100, RSMo, if the St. Louis Public Schools should be determined, by the State Board of Education, to be unaccredited; and

WHEREAS, the St. Louis Public Schools was a party to the Liddell case and a participant in the settlement negotiations which have led to a recent announcement of a proposed settlement of the case to be submitted for consideration by Judge Limbaugh; and

WHEREAS, the St. Louis Public Schools fought for and obtained agreement among the parties to a provision in the proposed settlement which, if observed, would protect the power and control of the Board of Education of the St. Louis Public Schools upon loss of accreditation in violation of both the letter and intent of section 162.1100, RSMo;

WHEREAS, in seeking this settlement provision, the Board of Education of St. Louis Public Schools has chosen to place its own selfish interest for power, control and self-preservation ahead of its legal and moral responsibility to provide the best possible education for all students in the district;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Missouri Senate that the Senate herewith remonstrate against the Board of Education of St. Louis Public Schools for its poor judgement, selfishness and shortsightedness in placing its own petty interests ahead of the interests of the students it exists to serve by seeking to subvert the legal accountability measures placed upon it; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to send a copy of this remonstrance to the Secretary of the Board of Education of St. Louis Public Schools and that the Board of Education of St. Louis Public Schools be apprised of the Senate's displeasure with the Board of Education of St. Louis Public Schools' bad faith in negotiating to serve its own petty interests ahead of the interests of its students.

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

President Pro Tem Quick assumed the Chair.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Rohrbach offered Senate Resolution No. 210, regarding Dr. Thomas D. Pawley, III, Jefferson City, which was adopted.

Senator Yeckel offered Senate Resolution No. 211, regarding Kimberly Kay Grempler, St. Louis County, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 421-By Mathewson and Maxwell.

An Act to repeal sections 41.140 and 41.150, RSMo 1994, relating to the adjutant general, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 422-By Westfall, Childers, Yeckel, Steelman and Singleton.

An Act to repeal sections 143.011, 143.071, 144.021, 144.440, 144.700, 144.701, 163.022, 163.032, 164.013 and 177.088, RSMo 1994, sections 137.073, 144.020, 162.081, 163.021, 163.036, 163.087, 163.172, 164.011, 165.011 and 166.131, RSMo Supp. 1998, section 163.011 as enacted by senate bill no. 781 in the eighty-ninth general assembly, second regular session, section 163.011 as enacted by senate bill no. 535 in the eighty-ninth general assembly, second regular session, section 163.031 as enacted by house bills nos. 641 & 593 in the eighty-ninth general assembly, first regular session, and section 163.031 as enacted by senate bill no. 781 in the eighty-ninth general assembly, second regular session, relating to funding for public schools, and to enact in lieu thereof eighteen new sections relating to the same subject, with an effective date for a certain section and a referendum clause.

SB 423-By Westfall.

An Act to repeal section 276.401, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to grain dealers, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 424-By Westfall.

An Act to repeal sections 340.200, 340.202, 340.204, 340.214, 340.216, 340.220, 340.222, 340.226, 340.228, 340.230, 340.232, 340.234, 340.236, 340.240, 340.244, 340.246, 340.248, 340.250, 340.250, 340.254, 340.256, 340.258, 340.260, 340.262, 340.264, 340.282, 340.288, 340.300, 340.302, 340.304, 340.306, 340.308, 340.310, 340.312, 340.318, 340.320, 340.322 and 340.324, RSMo 1994, and section 340.210, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to veterinarians, and to enact in lieu thereof thirty-nine new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 425-By Stoll, Mathewson, Maxwell, Goode, DePasco, Johnson, Clay, Banks, House, Jacob, Schneider, Staples, Howard, Bland, Quick, Wiggins and Scott.

An Act to amend chapter 167, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to remediation of student academic deficiencies.

SB 426-By Howard.

An Act to repeal section 260.273, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to extending the sunset on the state tire disposal fee, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 427-By Flotron.

An Act to repeal sections 135.500, 135.503 and 620.1039, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to tax credit programs administered by the department of economic development, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 428-By Graves.

An Act to amend chapter 173, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the Missouri critical teacher shortage forgivable loan program.

SB 429-By Jacob.

An Act to amend chapter 303, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to underinsured motor vehicle coverage.

SB 430-By House.

An Act to repeal section 375.147, RSMo 1994, and section 376.1075, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to administration of insurance, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 431-By House.

An Act to repeal section 622.020, RSMo 1994, relating to administrative law judges, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SJR 26-By Westfall, Childers, Yeckel, Steelman and Singleton.

Joint Resolution submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing section 11(b) of article X of the Constitution of Missouri relating to approval of school taxes, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to the same subject.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 25, introduced by Senators Singleton and Schneider, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 194.117, RSMo 1994, relating to sudden infant death syndrome, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up by Senator Singleton.

On motion of Senator Singleton, SB 25 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

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

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 278, introduced by Senator Klarich, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 456.120, RSMo 1994, relating to limited liability companies, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Klarich, SB 278 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Bland Caskey
Childers DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode Graves House Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senator Clay--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 244, with SCS, introduced by Senator Schneider, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 337.029, RSMo Supp. 1998, as enacted by conference committee substitute for senate committee substitute for house substitute for house committee substitute for house bills nos. 1601, 1591, 1592, 1479 and 1615 and house committee substitute for house bills nos. 1094, 1213, 1311 and 1428, eighty-ninth general assembly, second regular session, relating to the regulation and licensing of psychologists.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

SCS for SB 244, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 244

An Act to repeal section 337.029, RSMo Supp. 1998, as enacted by conference committee substitute for senate committee substitute for house substitute for house committee substitute for house bills nos. 1601, 1591, 1592, 1479 and 1615 and house committee substitute for house bills nos. 1094, 1213, 1311 and 1428, eighty-ninth general assembly, second regular session, relating to the regulation and licensing of psychologists.

Was taken up.

Senator Schneider moved that SCS for SB 244 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Schneider, SCS for SB 244 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

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

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

Senator Jacob moved that SB 318, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SB 318, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 318

An Act to repeal section 143.151, RSMo 1994, and section 143.161, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to income tax exemptions, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Jacob moved that SCS for SB 318 be adopted.

Senator Jacob offered SS for SCS for SB 318, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 318

An Act to repeal sections 143.111, 143.151 and 147.010, RSMo 1994, and section 143.161, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to taxation, and to enact in lieu thereof five new sections relating to the same subject.

Senator Jacob moved that SS for SCS for SB 318 be adopted.

Senator Clay assumed the Chair.

Senator Kenney offered  SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 318, Page 4, Section 143.161, Line 3, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

"143.171. 1. For all tax years beginning before January 1, 1994, for an individual taxpayer and for all tax years beginning before September 1, 1993, for a corporate taxpayer, the taxpayer shall be allowed a deduction for his federal income tax liability under chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code for the same taxable year for which the Missouri return is being filed after reduction for all credits thereon, except the credit for payments of federal estimated tax, the credit for the overpayment of any federal tax, and the credits allowed by the Internal Revenue Code by section 31 (tax withheld on wages), section 27 (tax of foreign country and United States possessions), and section 34 (tax on certain uses of gasoline, special fuels, and lubricating oils).

2. For all tax years beginning on or after January 1, 1994, an individual taxpayer shall be allowed a deduction for his federal income tax liability under chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code for the same taxable year for which the Missouri return is being filed, not to exceed five thousand dollars on a single taxpayer's return or ten thousand dollars on a combined return, after reduction for all credits thereon, except the credit for payments of federal estimated tax, the credit for the overpayment of any federal tax, and the credits allowed by the Internal Revenue Code by section 31 (tax withheld on wages), section 27 (tax of foreign country and United States possessions), and section 34 (tax on certain uses of gasoline, special fuels, and lubricating oils).

3. For all tax years beginning on or after September 1, 1993, but before December 31, 1998, a corporate taxpayer shall be allowed a deduction for fifty percent of its federal income tax liability under chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code for the same taxable year for which the Missouri return is being filed after reduction for all credits thereon, except the credit for payments of federal estimated tax, the credit for the overpayment of any federal tax, and the credits allowed by the Internal Revenue Code by section 31 (tax withheld on wages), section 27 (tax of foreign country and United States possessions), and section 34 (tax on certain uses of gasoline, special fuels and lubricating oils). For all tax years beginning on or after January 1, 1999, but before December 31, 1999, a corporate taxpayer shall be allowed a deduction for sixty-seven percent of its federal income tax liability under Chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code for the same taxable year for which the Missouri return is being filed after reduction for all credits thereon, except as specified in this subsection. For all tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2000, but before December 31, 2000, a corporate taxpayer shall be allowed a deduction of eighty-three percent of its federal income tax liability under Chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code for the same taxable year for which the Missouri return is being filed after reduction for all credits thereon, except as specified in this subsection. For all tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2001, a corporate taxpayer shall be allowed a full deduction for its federal income tax liability under Chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code for the same taxable year for which the Missouri return is being filed after reduction for all credits thereon, except as specified in this subsection.

4. If a federal income tax liability for a tax year prior to the applicability of sections 143.011 to 143.996 for which he was not previously entitled to a Missouri deduction is later paid or accrued, he may deduct the federal tax in the later year to the extent it would have been deductible if paid or accrued in the prior year."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Kenney moved that the above amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator Jacob, SB 318, with SCS, SS for SCS and SA 1 (pending), was placed on the Informal Calendar.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Singleton offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 212

WHEREAS, it is with great pride and sincere admiration that the members of the Missouri Senate pause to recognize an outstanding Missouri citizen who has wholeheartedly dedicated herself to the betterment of her community; and

WHEREAS, Cynthia Herrmann Schwab, an esteemed resident of Joplin, Missouri, has distinguished herself as a recipient of the Missouri Arts Council Award, a tremendous accolade to be bestowed upon her for the many contributions she has made to the Joplin community; and

WHEREAS, after serving on The Joplin Community Concert Association Board for several years, Cynthia Schwab established the Joplin Pops Concert in 1980 to raise money to benefit the Community Concert Series and to introduce Joplin area residents to classical music in an informal, outdoor setting; and

WHEREAS, a native of New York City, Cynthia Schwab founded Pro Musica, a not-for-profit corporation designed to foster an interest in, education about, and enjoyment of classical music by sponsoring a four-concert chamber music series, concerts in area schools, lecture-demonstrations at the local college, and a major symphony concert in addition to the Joplin Pops; and

WHEREAS, Cynthia Schwab has played an integral role in the success of the artist residency program, which combines music with the visual and performing arts to demonstrate the importance of their partnership in the enrichment of a community and has brought the Ying Quartet and Angeles String Quartet to Joplin for a week of entertainment and education for the past three years; and

WHEREAS, a graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cynthia Schwab has been lauded as the 1995 Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year and as a recipient of the 1991 Missouri Citizens for the Arts Advocacy Award, and has served as a member and president of the Missouri Southern State College Board of Regents, and as a Trustee and Advisory Board member of The Kansas City Friends of Chamber Music Society; and

WHEREAS, in addition to her interest in music, Cynthia Schwab has glorified the Lord as a devout member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Joplin, where she remains active on the local, diocesan, and national levels of church endeavor, and as a Trustee of General Theological Seminary in New York City:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninetieth General Assembly, unanimously join in extending our most hearty congratulations to Cynthia Schwab for her tireless endeavors which have earned her this high honor and in wishing her only the very best as she continues to create an opportunity for thousands of Missourians to enjoy the arts through classical music; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for Cynthia Herrmann Schwab.

Senator Singleton offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 213

WHEREAS, it is with great pride and sincere admiration that the members of the Missouri Senate recognize the meritorious accomplishments of an outstanding Missouri student; and

WHEREAS, James Skelley, an esteemed resident of Joplin, Missouri, has been chosen as a 1999 Missouri Top High School Student Volunteer by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program; and

WHEREAS, this prestigious award, presented by The Prudential Insurance Company of America in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, honors young volunteers across the United States who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to serving their communities; and

WHEREAS, truly an inspiration to his peers, James Skelley will receive a bronze Distinguished Finalist medallion from Prudential during a special local ceremony; and

WHEREAS, a junior at Joplin High School, James Skelley has been conducting a campaign in his area to educate fellow students about the dangers of smoking and doing drugs; and

WHEREAS, the success of this great state, the strength of its communities, and the overall vitality of American society depend, in large measure, upon the dedication of young people like James Skelley who use their considerable talents and resources to serve others; and

WHEREAS, it is most fitting and proper that this legislative body should praise and pay tribute to James Skelley, an exceptional young citizen of the Show-Me State who undoubtedly looks forward to a bright future because of his winning attitude, his desire to help others, and the confidence he has gained through his selfless service as a tireless volunteer:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninetieth General Assembly, join unanimously in congratulating and honoring James Skelley upon his selection as a Missouri Top High School Student Volunteer and in extending to him our best wishes for continued success and happiness while playing a vital role in improving the quality of life for others; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for James Skelley, as a measure of our esteem for him.

Senator Singleton offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 214

WHEREAS, it is with great pride and sincere admiration that the members of the Missouri Senate recognize the meritorious accomplishments of an outstanding Missouri student; and

WHEREAS, Shonda Ireland, an esteemed resident of Neosho, Missouri, has been chosen as a 1999 Missouri Top High School Student Volunteer by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program; and

WHEREAS, this prestigious award, presented by The Prudential Insurance Company of America in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, honors young volunteers across the United States who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to serving their communities; and

WHEREAS, truly an inspiration to her peers, Shonda Ireland will receive a bronze Distinguished Finalist medallion from Prudential during a special local ceremony; and

WHEREAS, a senior at Neosho Senior High School, Shonda Ireland has distinguished herself by starting an annual "Giving Tree" to collect gifts for needy families in the Newton County area; and

WHEREAS, the success of this great state, the strength of its communities, and the overall vitality of American society depend, in large measure, upon the dedication of young people like Shonda Ireland who use their considerable talents and resources to serve others; and

WHEREAS, it is most fitting and proper that this legislative body should praise and pay tribute to Shonda Ireland, an exceptional young citizen of the Show-Me State who undoubtedly looks forward to a bright future because of her winning attitude, her desire to help others, and the confidence she has gained through her selfless service as a tireless volunteer:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninetieth General Assembly, join unanimously in congratulating and honoring Shonda Ireland upon her selection as a Missouri Top High School Student Volunteer and in extending to her our best wishes for continued success and happiness while playing a vital role in improving the quality of life for others; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for Shonda Ireland, as a measure of our esteem for her.

Senator Singleton offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 215

WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate always welcome the opportunity to recognize those individuals who have devoted many years of tireless service to the residents of the Show-Me State through their employment in the local offices of various state agencies; and

WHEREAS, Carolyn Gray began her career with state government in November of 1969 as a secretary for the Department of Education's section of Vocational Rehabilitation; and

WHEREAS, on May 14, 1973, Carolyn Gray transferred to the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations' Division of Employment Security where she was assigned to the Joplin office as an Employment Security Deputy II; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of her exemplary conduct, outstanding ability, and special skills, Carolyn Gray was promoted to Employment Security Technician on July 15, 1974, since which time she has continued to excel in the performance of all her important duties and responsibilities; and

WHEREAS, Carolyn Gray has enjoyed receiving numerous letters of praise from job applicants and employers whom she assisted in their search for the right person in the right job; and

WHEREAS, in November, 1996, Carolyn Gray experienced the honor and the distinction of being named Employee of the Month at the Joplin Employment Security office:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninetieth General Assembly, join unanimously to commend Carolyn Gray for her thirty years of contributions to the overall betterment of state government and to wish for her a bright and pleasurable retirement; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for Carolyn Gray upon her retirement on April 1, 1999.

Senator Childers offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 216

WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate are very proud of the worldwide development efforts that the Peace Corps has expended throughout its impressive thirty-eight-year history in which more than 150,000 American volunteers have diligently served in one hundred thirty-two countries; and

WHEREAS, Tuesday, March 2, 1999, will be observed as Peace Corps Day in honor of the organization's founding in March of 1961 under the direction of Sargent Shriver during the administration of President John F. Kennedy; and

WHEREAS, each year on Peace Corps Day, thousands of returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) mobilize to share with this nation's students the knowledge and insight gained from their overseas experiences; and

WHEREAS, Peace Corps Volunteers currently serve in countries located in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, Central and East Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean region, and throughout the Pacific; and

WHEREAS, Peace Corps Volunteers must meet certain education and experience requirements as well as the less objective requirements for problem-solving and organizational skills, leadership, enthusiasm, self-motivation, and commitment to the environment; and

WHEREAS, in addition to geographical appointments, Peace Corps Volunteers are assigned specific duties relating to education, business development, environmental protection, agriculture, health and nutrition, or community development activities; and

WHEREAS, more than 10,000 former Peace Corps Volunteers still participate in the Peace Corps through Peace Corps Day activities, World Wise Schools which is an innovative global education program for U.S. students, or Crisis Corps which provides emergency response assistance to foreign countries facing natural disasters or other crises:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninetieth General Assembly, join unanimously with our esteemed Senate colleague and four-year Peace Corps veteran, the Honorable Doyle Childers, to applaud the work and history of the Peace Corps and its many thousands of Volunteers; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution in joyful celebration of the Peace Corps on Peace Corps Day '99.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Jacob, Chairman of the Committee on Insurance and Housing, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Insurance and Housing, to which was referred SB 28, 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 SB 83, 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 Wiggins, Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred SB 4, 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 Ways and Means, to which was referred SB 105, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass, with Senate Committee Amendment No. 1, and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Bill No. 105, Page 1, Section 143.807, Line 7, by striking the word "year" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "years".

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred SB 159, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred SB 219, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on Aging, Families and Mental Health, to which was referred SB 189, 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 Financial and Governmental Organization, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Financial and Governmental Organization, to which was referred SB 34, 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 Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which were referred SS for SB 141; and SB 7, begs leave to report that it has examined the same and finds that the bills have been truly perfected and that the printed copies furnished the Senators are correct.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Schneider introduced to the Senate, Jan Rusnak and seventh grade students from Salem Lutheran School, Florissant; and Emmanuel Teferi, Matt Bahr, Marjorie Nehring and Paul Bagot were made honorary pages.

Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, his son, Carlton, Lee's Summit; and Carlton was made an honorary page.

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, Charles Deutsch and Howard Oppenheimer, St. Louis.

Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Dennis Cooper, Bolivar.

Senator Russell introduced to the Senate, Dr. Jack Howard, Lebanon.

Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Dolores Stegner, David Barton, Patty Stretz, and Sherri Kramel.

Senator Graves introduced to the Senate, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Main, Bucklin.

Senator Singleton introduced to the Senate, Susan and Clint Wagner, Carthage; and Clint was made an honorary page.

Senator Singleton introduced to the Senate, Dr. Jim Suthoff and Dr. Rajeal Bashya, Joplin.

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, Phillip T. Grafft, Tony Bates, Nicole Bueno, Maxine White Smith, Becky Preddy, Stephen Pennington and Charles Catlin, Springfield.

Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, Andy and Lisa Hermann, and their children, Aaron, Caleb, Luke and Drew, Homeschoolers from Lee's Summit; and Aaron, Caleb, Luke and Drew were made honorary pages.

Senator Singleton introduced to the Senate, Tish Waddell and Charlotte McClane, Joplin.

Senator Stoll introduced to the Senate, Carol and Harold Hagan, Jefferson County.

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Candi Hoxworth, Belton.

Senator Quick introduced to the Senate, Linda Tingler and twenty-five members of the Leadership Northland class of 1999, Kansas City.

Senator Bland introduced to the Senate, Charles E. Smith, Marcia A. Pitts, Cindy Thompson and Pat Paul, Kansas City.

Senator Jacob introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. L. Wayne Hess, M.D., Columbia.

Senator DePasco introduced to the Senate, four members of MNEA from Kansas City.

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