Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


TWENTY-SIXTH DAY--THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1999


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

President Pro Tem Quick in the Chair.

The Reverend Carl R. Gauck offered the following prayer:

Gracious and Heavenly Father: Guide us this day that our lives may reflect Your prompting is virtuous living so that we are not swayed by the enticing temptations of life. And we pray, watch our "going out and coming in" as we travel home and enjoy the blessings and gifts of wondrous living You provide us. In Your Holy 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 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


RESOLUTIONS

Senator Stoll offered Senate Resolution No. 253, regarding the 1999 Jefferson County Cultural Diversity Luncheon, which was adopted.

Senator Graves offered Senate Resolution No. 254, regarding the Fiftieth Anniversary of Boy Scout Troop 120, Chillicothe, which was adopted.

Senators Bland, Quick, Wiggins and DePasco offered Senate Resolution No. 255, regarding the Tenth Anniversary of the Metropolitan Ambulance Service Trust/Emergency Providers, Incorporated of Kansas City, which was adopted.

Senator Bland offered Senate Resolution No. 256, regarding Renee Paluka, Kansas City, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 466-By Caskey.

An Act to repeal section 205.180, RSMo 1994, relating to elections of hospital trustees, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 467-By Caskey.

An Act to repeal sections 50.1030, 50.1060, 50.1070, 50.1120, 50.1150, 50.1160 and 50.1170, RSMo 1994, and sections 50.1000, 50.1020, 50.1032, 50.1036, 50.1038, 50.1040, 50.1090, 50.1100, 50.1110, 50.1140 and 50.1180, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to county employees' retirement system, and to enact in lieu thereof twenty-one new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 468-By Scott.

An Act to amend chapter 379, RSMo, by adding thereto eight new sections relating to the creation of the Missouri earthquake catastrophe fund.

SB 469-By Wiggins.

An Act to repeal section 143.081, RSMo 1994, relating to credit for income tax paid to another state, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with an effective date.

SB 470-By Wiggins.

An Act to repeal sections 197.317 and 197.318, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to certificate of need law, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

At the request of Senator Wiggins, SB 203 was placed on the Informal Calendar.

Senator Howard moved that SB 31 and SB 285, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SBs 31 and 285, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 31 and 285

An Act to repeal sections 130.046 and 130.050, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to certain procedures of public entities responsible for campaign finance administration, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause for a certain section.

Was taken up.

Senator Howard moved that SCS for SBs 31 and 285 be adopted.

Senator Goode offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 31 and 285, Page 7, Section 130.050, Line 61, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

"130.057. 1. In order for candidates for election and public officials to more easily file reports required by law and to access information contained in such reports, and for the Missouri ethics commission to receive and store reports in an efficient and economical method, and for the general public and news media to access information contained in such reports, the commission shall establish and maintain an electronic reporting system pursuant to this section.

2. The ethics commission may establish for elections in 1996 and shall establish for elections and all required reporting beginning in 1998 and maintain thereafter a state campaign finance and financial interest disclosure electronic reporting system pursuant to this section for all candidates required to file. The system may be used for the collection, filing and dissemination of all reports, including monthly lobbying reports filed by law, and all reports filed with the commission pursuant to this chapter and chapter 105, RSMo. The system may be established and used for all reports required to be filed for the primary and general elections in 1996 and all elections thereafter, except that the system may require maintenance of a paper backup system for the primary and general elections in 1996. The reports shall be maintained and secured in the electronic format by the commission.

3. Beginning with the primary and general elections in 1996, candidates and other persons may file reports in an electronic format as prescribed by the commission or may file a paper copy and all reports filed with the commission by any continuing committee shall be filed in electronic format as prescribed by the commission. The commission shall supply a computer program which shall be used for filing by modem or by a common magnetic media chosen by the commission. In the event that filings are performed electronically, the candidate shall file a signed original written copy within five working days; except that, if a means becomes available which will allow a verifiable electronic signature, the commission may also accept this in lieu of a written statement.

4. Beginning January 1, 2000, all reports filed with the commission by any candidate for a statewide office, or such candidate's committee, shall be filed in electronic format as prescribed by the commission; provided however, that if a candidate for statewide office, or such candidate's committee receives one thousand dollars or less for any reporting period, the report for that reporting period shall not be required to be filed electronically.

[4.] 5. A copy of all reports filed in the state campaign finance electronic reporting system shall be placed on a public electronic access system so that the general public may have open access to the reports filed pursuant to this section. The access system shall be organized and maintained in such a manner to allow an individual to obtain information concerning all contributions made to or on behalf of, and all expenditures made on behalf of, any public official described in subsection 2 of this section in formats that will include both written and electronically readable formats.

[5.] 6. All records that are in electronic format, not otherwise closed by law, shall be available in electronic format to the public. The commission shall maintain and provide for public inspection, a listing of all reports with a complete description for each field contained on the report, that has been used to extract information from their database files. The commission shall develop a report or reports which contain every field in each database.

[6.] 7. Annually, the commission shall provide, without cost, a system-wide dump of information contained in the commission's electronic database files to the general assembly. The information is to be copied onto a medium specified by the general assembly. Such information shall not contain records otherwise closed by law. It is the intent of the general assembly to provide open access to the commission's records. The commission shall make every reasonable effort to comply with requests for information and shall take a liberal interpretation when considering such requests."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Goode moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Wiggins assumed the Chair.

Senator Childers offered SA 1 to SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Amendment No. 1 to Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 31 and 285, Page 2, Section 130.057, Line 25, by deleting the word "one" and inserting the word "five" in lieu thereof.

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

SA 1, as amended, was again taken up.

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

Senator DePasco offered SA 2:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 31 and 285, Page 1, Section A, Line 3, by inserting immediately after all of said line the following:

"105.964. 1. When the last day of filing any report, statement or other document required to be filed with the commission pursuant to the provisions of chapter 105 or chapter 130, RSMo, falls on a Saturday or Sunday or on an official state holiday, the deadline for filing is extended to 5:00 p.m. on the next day which is not a Saturday or Sunday or official holiday.

2. The provisions of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to any report or disclosure required to be filed less than seven days prior to an election when such report or disclosure contains information relating to such election.

3. The provisions of this section shall also apply to any report, statement or other document required to be filed with an appropriate officer, other than the ethics commission, as indicated pursuant to the provisions of section 130.026, RSMo."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

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

Senator Klarich offered SA 3:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 31 and 285, Page 2, Section 130.046, Line 5, by inserting immediately after the semicolon ";" the following: "and"; and further amend lines 6-13, by striking all of said lines; and further amend line 14, by striking "(3)" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(2)"; and

Further amend said bill and section, page 3, line 60, by inserting immediately after the semicolon ";" the following: "and"; and further amend line 62, by striking "; and" and inserting in lieu thereof a period "."; and further amend lines 63-64, by striking all of said lines; and further amend line 65, by striking the following: "no later than the thirtieth day"; and

Further amend said bill and section, page 4, lines 103-104, by striking the following: "not later than the thirtieth day".

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

Senator Clay offered SA 4:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 4

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 31 and 285, Page 1, Section A, Line 3, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

"105.454. 1. No elected or appointed official or employee of the state or any political subdivision thereof, serving in an executive or administrative capacity, shall:

(1) Perform any service for any agency of the state, or for any political subdivision thereof in which he or she is an officer or employee or over which he or she has supervisory power for receipt or payment of any compensation, other than of the compensation provided for the performance of his or her official duties, in excess of five hundred dollars per transaction or one thousand five hundred dollars per annum, except on transactions made pursuant to an award on a contract let or sale made after public notice and competitive bidding, provided that the bid or offer is the lowest received;

(2) Sell, rent or lease any property to any agency of the state, or to any political subdivision thereof in which he or she is an officer or employee or over which he or she has supervisory power and received consideration therefor in excess of five hundred dollars per transaction or one thousand five hundred dollars per year unless the transaction is made pursuant to an award on a contract let or sale made after public notice and in the case of property other than real property, competitive bidding, provided that the bid or offer accepted is the lowest received;

(3) Participate in any matter, directly or indirectly, in which he or she attempts to influence any decision of any agency of the state, or political subdivision thereof in which he or she is an officer or employee or over which he or she has supervisory power, when he or she knows the result of such decision may be the acceptance of the performance of a service or the sale, rental, or lease of any property to that agency for consideration in excess of five hundred dollars' value per transaction or one thousand five hundred dollars' value per annum to him or her, to his or her spouse, to a dependent child in his or her custody or to any business with which he or she is associated unless the transaction is made pursuant to an award on a contract let or sale made after public notice and in the case of property other than real property, competitive bidding, provided that the bid or offer accepted is the lowest received;

(4) Perform any services during the time of his or her office or employment for any consideration from any person, firm or corporation, other than the compensation provided for the performance of his or her official duties, by which service he or she attempts to influence a decision of any agency of the state, or of any political subdivision in which he or she is an officer or employee or over which he or she has supervisory power;

(5) Perform any service for consideration, during one year after termination of his or her office or employment, by which performance he or she attempts to influence a decision of any agency of the state, or a decision of any political subdivision in which he or she was an officer or employee or over which he or she had supervisory power, except that this provision shall not be construed to prohibit any person from performing such service and receiving compensation therefor, in any adversary proceeding or in the preparation or filing of any public document or to prohibit an employee of the executive department from being employed by any other department, division or agency of the executive branch of state government. For purposes of this subdivision, within ninety days after assuming office, the governor shall by executive order designate those members of his or her staff who have supervisory authority over each department, division or agency of state government for purposes of application of this subdivision. The executive order shall be amended within ninety days of any change in the supervisory assignments of the governor's staff. The governor shall designate not less than three staff members pursuant to this subdivision;

(6) Perform any service for any consideration for any person, firm or corporation after termination of his or her office or employment in relation to any case, decision, proceeding or application with respect to which he or she was directly concerned or in which he or she personally participated during the period of his or her service or employment.

2. No elected or appointed member of any ward or county committee shall participate, serve, or perform any service during the time of his or her office with any public educational institution of higher education that provides college level courses of instruction in the same municipality as such member of a ward or county committee."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

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

Senator Howard moved that SCS for SBs 31 and 285, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Howard, SCS for SBs 31 and 285, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

Senator Staples moved that SB 294 be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

Senator Singleton offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Bill No. 294, Page 2, Section 302.020, Line 23, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

"3. Each person must furnish proof of financial responsibility to the director of revenue that he or she has in effect a motor vehicle liability policy subject to the minimum limits outlined in section 303.190, RSMo."; and

Further amend said section, by renumbering the remaining subsection accordingly.

Senator Singleton moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Ehlmann offered SA 1 to SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Amendment No. 1 to Senate Bill No. 294, Page 1, Section 302.020, Line 2, by adding after the word "proof" the following: "of health insurance and proof of".

Senator Ehlmann moved that the above amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator Ehlmann, SA 1 to SA 1 was withdrawn.

SA 1 was again taken up.

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

Senator Singleton offered SA 2:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Bill No. 294, Page 2, Section 302.020, Line 23, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

"3. Every person who desires to operate or ride as a passenger on any motorcycle or motortricycle without protective headgear shall file with the director of revenue a security bond in the amount of one hundred thousand dollars which shall cover the operator's or rider's medical expenses."; and

Further amend said section, by renumbering the remaining subsection accordingly.

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

President Pro Tem Quick assumed the Chair.

Senator Singleton offered SA 3, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3

Amend Senate Bill No. 294, Page 1, Section 302.020, Line 19, by striking "twenty-one" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "thirty".

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

Senator Kenney offered SA 4:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 4

Amend Senate Bill No. 294, Page 1, In the Title, Line 3, by inserting immediately after the word "subject" the following: ", with an emergency clause"; and

Further amend said bill, page 2, section 302.020, line 31, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

"302.321. 1. A person commits the crime of driving while revoked if he operates a motor vehicle on a highway when his license or driving privilege has been canceled, suspended or revoked under the laws of this state and acts with criminal negligence with respect to knowledge of the fact that his driving privilege has been canceled, suspended or revoked.

2. Driving while revoked is a class A misdemeanor on the first conviction. No court shall suspend the imposition of sentence as to such a person nor sentence such person to pay a fine in lieu of a term of imprisonment, nor shall such person be eligible for parole or probation until he has served a minimum of forty-eight consecutive hours of imprisonment, unless as a condition of such parole or probation, such person performs at least ten days involving at least forty hours of community service under the supervision of the court in those jurisdictions which have a recognized program for community service. Driving while revoked is a class D felony on the second or subsequent conviction.

Section B. Because immediate action is necessary to protect the citizens of this state from repeat traffic offenders, this act is deemed necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, welfare, peace and safety, and is hereby declared to be an emergency act within the meaning of the constitution, and this act shall be in full force and effect upon its passage and approval."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

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

Senator Singleton was recognized to speak on the bill.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

President Pro Tem Quick assumed the Chair.

Senator Wiggins assumed the Chair.

Senator Bland was granted unanimous consent to introduce special guests.

Senator Singleton was recognized to continue speaking.

Senator Staples raised the point of order that further remarks by Senator Singleton would be out of order as he had already spoken on the bill prior to introductions of special guests and that speaking after introduction of the guests constituted speaking on the bill a second time.

The point of order was referred to the President Pro Tem, who ruled it not well taken.

Senator Staples moved that SB 294, as amended, be declared perfected and ordered printed, which motion prevailed on a standing division vote.

Senator Staples moved that SB 184, with SCA 1, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCA 1 was taken up.

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

Senator Staples offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Bill No. 184, Page 1, Section 186.060, Line 5, by inserting after the word "except" the word "that".

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

On motion of Senator Staples, SB 184, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 471-By Westfall and Maxwell.

An Act to repeal section 394.120, RSMo 1994, relating to transaction of business at meetings of electric cooperatives, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

SB 472-By House.

An Act to repeal sections 162.152, 162.171, 162.181, 162.191, 162.201, 162.261, 162.321, 162.371, 162.391, 162.411, 162.501, 162.631, 164.221, 165.031, 166.151, 167.091, 167.101, 167.141, 167.191, 167.211, 167.221, 167.251, 167.260, 167.268, 167.278, 167.308, 167.330, 168.171, 168.181, 168.191, 168.201, 170.031, 170.041, 170.057, 171.051, 171.141, 171.181, 177.011, 177.031, 177.051, 177.073, 177.091, 177.101, 177.131, 177.161, 177.171, 178.290, 178.300, 178.310, 178.320, 178.330, 178.340, 178.350 and 178.360, RSMo 1994, and sections 161.102, 161.205, 165.091, 165.111, 165.221, 167.161, 168.211 and 177.086, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to public schools, and to enact in lieu thereof twenty-four new sections relating to the same subject.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Quick, 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:

Charles E. Braithwait, as a member of the Missouri Housing Development Commission;

Also,

Mary Wheeler-Jones, as a public member of the Missouri Board for Respiratory Care;

Also,

Christopher J. Maglio, as a member of the State Committee of Psychologists;

Also,

Mary L. Bruntrager, as a public member of the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors;

Also,

Billie Sue Graves, as a member of the Missouri Head Injury Advisory Council;

Also,

Haryette "Henri" Goettel, as a member of the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board;

Also,

Lee A. Richardson, Jr., as a member of the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners;

Also,

Anne G. Rottman and Gracia Y. Backer, as members of the State Historical Records Advisory Board.

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

Senator Quick 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.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE

The following messages were received from the House of Representatives through its Chief Clerk:

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 63, entitled:

An Act relating to assaults in correctional institutions.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 52, entitled:

An Act relating to certain home improvement loans, with a penalty provision.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 60, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 301.129, 301.145, 301.441, 301.443, 301.445, 301.447, 301.448, 301.451, 301.456, 301.457, 301.464 and 301.465, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to motor vehicle license plates, and to enact in lieu thereof fifteen new sections relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HB 348, entitled:

An Act to amend chapter 211, RSMo, relating to juvenile courts by adding thereto one new section relating to the registration of juvenile sex offenders, with penalty provisions.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 65, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 86.251, 86.256, 86.260, 86.280, 86.283, 86.287 and 86.810, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to certain police and firemen retirement benefits, and to enact in lieu thereof seven new sections relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 271, entitled:

An Act relating to disclosure of information for medical treatment, with a penalty provision.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 265, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 330.070 and 330.160, RSMo 1994, relating to podiatrists, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 103, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 82.1025, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to nuisance property, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 530, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 408.140 and 408.233, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to credit transactions, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 136, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 442.090, 442.095, 442.100 and 474.310, RSMo 1994, and section 211.171, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to emancipated minors, and to enact in lieu thereof five new sections relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 216, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 701.031, RSMo 1994, relating to disposal of sewage, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 518, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 67.1360, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to local sales tax for tourism, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Scott, Chairman of the Committee on Pensions and General Laws, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Pensions and General Laws, to which was referred SB 417, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass, with Senate Committee Amendment No. 1.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Bill No. 417, Page 1, In the Title, Line 2, by inserting immediately after the word "sales" the following: ", with an emergency clause"; and

Further amend said bill, Page 4, Section 2, Line 26, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

"Section B. Because of the need to protect Missouri's tobacco settlement proceeds and comply with the terms of the settlement agreement this act is deemed necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, welfare, peace and safety, and is hereby declared to be an emergency act within the meaning of the constitution, and this act shall be in full force and effect upon its passage and approval.".

Senator Stoll, Chairman of the Committee on Elections, Veterans' Affairs and Corrections, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Elections, Veterans' Affairs and Corrections, to which was referred SB 346, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Howard offered Senate Resolution No. 257, regarding Lavern H. Daves, Silva, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Steve Oldfield and Scott Chulufas, Adrian.

Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Margaret Fisher, Margaret Ann Vieth, Scott, Lora and Kendal Ann Moore, Sarah and Haley Kristine Bemboom, Nicole Hodgins and Lisa Ann Vieth; and Kendal Ann and Haley Kristine were made honorary pages.

Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Ceil Abbott, Osage Beach.



Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, his nephew, Jesse Rohrbach, Columbia; and Megan Luna, Branson.

Senator Yeckel introduced to the Senate, Kari Greathouse and ninety fifth grade students from Trautwein Elementary School, St. Louis; and Arianne Loste, Brittney Sanders, Clayton Greathouse and T.J. Benack were made honorary pages.

Senator Graves introduced to the Senate, Jerry Pye, Maryville; and W.C. Farmer, Rock Port.

On motion of Senator DePasco, the Senate adjourned until 4:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, 1999.