Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


TWENTY-NINTH DAY--WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1999


The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Senator Wiggins in the Chair.

The Reverend Carl R. Gauck offered the following prayer:

Gracious and Almighty God: Help us this day to have our spiritual house in order so that we will constantly be ready for Your "Day of Yahweh". And in so doing, that our lives may express and be conduits of Your love and comfort to those around us in need of such care and warmth. 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.

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

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

Present--Senators
Banks Bentley 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
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
Absent with leave--Senator Staples--1
The Lieutenant Governor was present.


RESOLUTIONS

Senator Banks offered Senate Resolution No. 286, regarding Mr. Norman R. Seay, St. Louis, which was adopted.

Senator Stoll offered Senate Resolution No. 287, regarding Christopher Richard Myers, Arnold, which was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Senator Johnson offered the following concurrent resolution:

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 16

WHEREAS, the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 was signed into law on August 3, 1996, by President Clinton; and

WHEREAS, the Food Quality Protection Act establishes new safety standards that pesticides must meet to be newly registered or remain on the market; and

WHEREAS, the Food Quality Protection Act requires the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that all pesticide tolerances meet these new Food Quality Protection Act standards by reassessing one-third of the 9,700 existing pesticide tolerances by August, 1999, and all existing tolerances in ten years; and

WHEREAS, the Food Quality Protection Act changes the types of information the Environmental Protection Agency is required to evaluate in the risk assessment process for establishing tolerances for pesticide residues in food and feed; and

WHEREAS, the Food Quality Protection Act was to assure that pesticide tolerances and policies are formulated in an open and transparent manner; and

WHEREAS, the Food Quality Protection Act further emphasizes the need for reliable information about the volume and types of pesticides being applied to individual crops and what residues can be anticipated on these crops; and

WHEREAS, risk estimates based on sound science and reliable, real-world data are essential to avoid misguided decisions, and the best way for the Environmental Protection Agency to obtain these data is to require data submission by the registrant through the data call-in process; and

WHEREAS, the implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act by the Environmental Protection Agency could have a profound negative impact on domestic agricultural production, and on consumer food prices and availability if products are removed from the market solely because of insufficient data; and

WHEREAS, the removal of these products will result in fewer pest control options for the United States and Missouri and could significantly disrupt successful integrated pest management programs which would be devastating to the economy of our state and jeopardize the very livelihood of many of our agricultural producers; and

WHEREAS, the removal of products because of a lack of information will result in fewer pest control options for urban and suburban uses, with potential losses of personal property, damage to valuable recreational areas and managed green space and increased human health concerns;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the Missouri Senate of the Ninetieth General Assembly, First Regular Session, the House of Representatives concurring therein, hereby ask that Congress direct the Environmental Protection Agency to immediately initiate appropriate public rulemaking to ensure that the policies, standards and procedures it intends to apply in reassessing existing pesticide tolerances are subject to public notice and comment prior to final tolerance determinations being made by the agency; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Environmental Protection Agency use sound science and real-world data from the data call-in process in establishing realistic models for evaluating risks; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Congress direct the Environmental Protection Agency to implement the Food Quality Protection Act in a manner that will not disrupt agricultural production nor negatively impact the availability, diversity, and affordability of food, threaten public health or diminish the quality of valuable recreational areas and managed green spaces; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Congress immediately conduct oversight hearings to ensure that actions by the Environmental Protection Agency are consistent with the Food Quality Protection Act provisions and Congressional intent; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for the Missouri Congressional delegation and to the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 483-By Yeckel.

An Act to amend chapter 135, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to tax credits for education.

SB 484-By Yeckel.

An Act to amend chapter 376, RSMo, by adding thereto four new sections relating to mandated health benefits.

SB 485-By Johnson.

An Act to repeal sections 266.021, 266.031, 266.051, 266.071, 266.076, 266.080, and 266.101, RSMo 1994, and section 266.091, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to the Missouri seed law, and to enact in lieu thereof ten new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions and an effective date.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

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 SCS for SBs 308 and 314; SS for SB 266; SB 224; and SCS for SBs 8 and 173, 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.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 360, introduced by Senator Maxwell, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 455.067 and 455.083, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to interstate orders of protection, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Maxwell, SB 360 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Bland Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Ehlmann
Goode Graves House Howard
Kenney Kinder Klarich Mathewson
Maxwell Mueller Quick Rohrbach
Russell Schneider Scott Sims
Singleton Steelman Stoll Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--30
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Flotron Johnson--2
Absent with leave--Senators
Jacob Staples--2

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 237, introduced by Senator Klarich, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 211.421, RSMo 1994, relating to endangering the welfare of a child, 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 237 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 Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Schneider
Scott Sims Singleton Steelman
Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators
Jacob Staples--2

The President 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 Stoll moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

President Pro Tem Quick assumed the Chair.

SB 234, with SCS, introduced by Senator Stoll, entitled:

An Act to amend chapter 286, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the department of labor and industrial relations, with an emergency clause.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

SCS for SB 234, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 234

An Act to amend chapter 286, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the department of labor and industrial relations, with an emergency clause.

Was taken up.

Senator Stoll moved that SCS for SB 234 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Stoll, SCS for SB 234 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Bland Caskey
Childers DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode Graves House Johnson
Kenney Klarich Mathewson Maxwell
Mueller Quick Rohrbach Russell
Schneider Scott Sims Singleton
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--29
NAYS--Senators
Howard Kinder--2
Absent--Senator Clay--1
Absent with leave--Senators
Jacob Staples--2

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

The emergency clause was adopted by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Bland Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Ehlmann
Flotron Goode Graves House
Howard Johnson Kenney Klarich
Mathewson Maxwell Mueller Quick
Rohrbach Russell Schneider Scott
Sims Singleton Steelman Stoll
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--31
NAYS--Senator Kinder--1
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senators
Jacob Staples--2

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

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

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

SB 218, with SCS, introduced by Senator Caskey, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 174.450 and 174.453, RSMo 1994, relating to the governing boards of certain state colleges and universities, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

SCS for SB 218, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 218



An Act to repeal sections 174.450 and 174.453, RSMo 1998, relating to the governing boards of certain state colleges and universities, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Caskey moved that SCS for SB 218 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Caskey, SCS for SB 218 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
Johnson Kenney Kinder Klarich
Mathewson Maxwell Mueller Quick
Rohrbach Russell Schneider Scott
Sims Singleton Steelman Stoll
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--31
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senator Howard--1
Absent with leave--Senators
Jacob Staples--2

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

SB 275, with SCS, introduced by Senator Caskey, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 56.755, RSMo 1994, and section 56.765, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to prosecution services, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

SCS for SB 275, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 275

An Act to repeal sections 56.065, 56.151 and 56.755, RSMo 1994, and sections 56.066, 56.067, 56.265, 56.363, 56.365 and 56.765, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to prosecution services, and to enact in lieu thereof seven new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Caskey moved that SCS for SB 275 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Caskey, SCS for SB 275 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 Kenney Kinder Klarich
Mathewson Maxwell Mueller Quick
Russell Scott Sims Singleton
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--29
NAYS--Senator Rohrbach--1
Absent--Senators
Johnson Schneider--2
Absent with leave--Senators
Jacob Staples--2

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 175, with SCS, introduced by Senator Rohrbach, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 443.851, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to mortgage brokers, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

SCS for SB 175, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 175

An Act to repeal section 443.851, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to mortgage brokers, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Rohrbach moved that SCS for SB 175 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Rohrbach, SCS for SB 175 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Caskey Childers Clay DePasco
Ehlmann Flotron Goode Graves
House Howard Johnson Kenney
Kinder Klarich Mathewson Maxwell
Mueller Quick Rohrbach Russell
Schneider Sims Singleton Steelman
Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--28
NAYS--Senators
Banks Bland--2
Absent--Senators
Bentley Scott--2
Absent with leave--Senators
Jacob Staples--2

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Graves offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 288

WHEREAS, it is with special pleasure that the members of the Missouri Senate pause to recognize a select group of remarkable athletes who have enjoyed considerable success through steadfast commitment to the highest standards of excellence; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) Bearcats Football Team in Maryville, Missouri, distinguished themselves as they took First Place in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II National Championships held December 12, 1998, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama; and

WHEREAS, the talented Bearcats were victorious over the Carson-Newman team in an exciting game during which they gave more than 3,000 fans from Maryville reason to cheer as team play ended in their favor with an impressive final score of 24-6; and

WHEREAS, the Bearcats could not have attained such incredible success this season without the exemplary leadership and guidance provided by Head Coach Mel Tjeerdsma and Assistant Coaches Scott Bostwick, Jim Svoboda, Jon Gustafson, and Bart Tatum, each of whom has instilled the important values of teamwork and sportsmanship within all their outstanding players; and

WHEREAS, few athletes possess the tremendous prowess displayed by the members of the NWMSU Bearcat team that includes twenty-three MIAA Academic Honor Roll students and six players who have earned distinction as members of the Daktronics/CoSIDA All-America football team; and

WHEREAS, 1998 marked the end of an historic season for the Bearcats, during which they led the nation in points scored this year, set the record for points scored in the season (510) for the conference, and finished their regular and play-off season with an overall record of 15-0; and

WHEREAS, fellow students, faculty and staff of Northwest Missouri State University, and the entire Maryville community are exceedingly proud of the National Champion Bearcats for their impressive display of teamwork while aspiring towards incredible goals:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninetieth General Assembly, unanimously join in extending our most robust congratulations to the 1998-1999 Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats football team at this proud moment of national acclaim and well-deserved distinction, and further extend to them our very best wishes as they continue to maintain their high standards for achievement; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for Northwest Missouri State University.

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

Senator Rohrbach moved that SJR 25 be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

President Pro Tem Quick assumed the Chair.

On motion of Senator Rohrbach, SJR 25 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

SB 22 was placed on the Informal Calendar.

Senator Maxwell moved that SB 95 be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Maxwell, SB 95 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

Senator Maxwell moved that SB 309 be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

Senator Childers offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Bill No. 309, Page 1, Section 43.050, Line 6, by inserting after the word "necessary" on said line the following: "but shall maintain the same ratio of patrolmen to supervisory personnel as existed on January 1, 1999".

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

Senator Singleton offered SA 2:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Bill No. 309, Page 1, Section 43.050, Line 16, by striking the opening bracket "["; and

Further amend said bill and section, page 2, line 19, by striking the closing bracket "]".

Senator Singleton moved that the above amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator Maxwell, SB 309, with SA 2 (pending), was placed on the Informal Calendar.

Senator DePasco moved that SB 240, SB 226 and SB 229, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SBs 240, 226 and 229, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 240, 226 and 229

An Act to repeal section 67.1360, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to local sales tax for tourism, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

Was taken up.

Senator DePasco moved that SCS for SBs 240, 226 and 229 be adopted.

Senator Bentley offered SA 1, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 240, 226 and 229, Page 3, Section 67.1366, Line 50, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"5. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to limit the power of a constitutional charter city in a noncharter county from imposing a business license tax on hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns and campgrounds upon such terms, conditions and procedures as set forth in its own charter or ordinances.".

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

Senator DePasco moved that SCS for SBs 240, 226 and 229, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator DePasco, SCS for SBs 240, 226 and 229, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

SB 180 was placed on the Informal Calendar.

Senator Mathewson moved that SB 81 be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Mathewson, SB 81 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

Senator Schneider moved that SB 295 and SB 46, with SCS, as amended (pending), be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

President Pro Tem Quick assumed the Chair.

Senator Sims offered SA 4:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 4

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 295 and 46, Page 1, Section A, Line 4, by inserting immediately after all of said line the following:

"82.210. No action shall be maintained against any city of this state [which now has or may hereafter attain a population of one hundred thousand inhabitants,] on account of any injuries growing out of any defect in the condition of any bridge, boulevard, street, sidewalk or thoroughfare in said city, until notice shall first have been given in writing to the mayor of said city, within ninety days of the occurrence for which such damage is claimed, stating the place where, the time when such injury was received, and the character and circumstances of the injury, and that the person so injured will claim damages therefor from such city."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Sims moved that the above amendment be adopted.

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. 295 and 46, Page 1, Line 8 of said amendment, by striking "ninety days" and substitute "one year".

Senator Schneider moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

President Pro Tem Quick assumed the Chair.

Senator Childers requested a roll call vote be taken on the adoption of SA 1 to SA 4 and was joined in his request by Senators Kinder, Russell, Sims and Westfall.

SA 1 to SA 4 failed of adoption by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bland Caskey DePasco
House Howard Jacob Maxwell
Quick Schneider Scott Stoll
Wiggins--13
NAYS--Senators
Bentley Childers Ehlmann Flotron
Goode Graves Johnson Kenney
Kinder Klarich Mathewson Mueller
Rohrbach Russell Sims Singleton
Steelman Westfall Yeckel--19
Absent--Senator Clay--1
Absent with leave--Senator Staples--1


Senator Schneider offered SA 2 to SA 4, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 4

Amend Senate Amendment No. 4 to Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 295 and 46, Page 1, Line 8 of said amendment, by striking "ninety days" and insert "one hundred and eighty days".

Senator Schneider moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Childers requested a roll call vote be taken on the adoption of SA 2 to SA 4 and was joined in his request by Senators Sims, Bentley, Kenney and Singleton.

SA 2 to SA 4 failed of adoption by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bland Caskey DePasco
Goode House Howard Jacob
Mathewson Maxwell Quick Schneider
Scott Singleton Stoll Wiggins--16
NAYS--Senators
Bentley Childers Ehlmann Flotron
Graves Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mueller Rohrbach Russell
Sims Steelman Westfall Yeckel--16
Absent--Senator Clay--1
Absent with leave--Senator Staples--1

Senator Schneider offered SA 3 to SA 4, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 4

Amend Senate Amendment No. 4 to Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 295 and 46, Page 1, Line 8, by striking "ninety" and insert "one hundred and thirty-five".

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

SA 3 to SA 4 was adopted by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bland Caskey DePasco Goode
House Howard Jacob Johnson
Mathewson Maxwell Quick Schneider
Scott Singleton Steelman Stoll
Wiggins--17
NAYS--Senators
Bentley Childers Ehlmann Flotron
Graves Kenney Kinder Klarich
Mueller Rohrbach Russell Sims
Westfall Yeckel--14
Absent--Senators
Banks Clay--2
Absent with leave--Senator Staples--1

SA 4, as amended, was again taken up.

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

Senator Scott offered SA 5, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 5

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 295 and 46, Page 6, Section 537.610, Lines 42, by adding after said line the following:

"7. Notwithstanding any other provisions of 537.600 to 537.650 the rules of joint and several liability as set out in 537.067 shall not apply to housing authorities established pursuant to sections 99.010 to 99.230 on claims within the scope of sections 537.600 to 537.650 but such housing authorities shall be liable only for any amount apportioned to them and directly attributable to them.".

Senator Scott moved that the above amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator Schneider, SB 295 and SB 46, with SCS and SA 5 (pending), were placed on the Informal Calendar.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

SB 486-By Westfall and Bentley.

An Act to repeal sections 290.210 and 290.230, RSMo 1994, relating to the prevailing wage, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 487-By Graves.

An Act to repeal section 304.180, RSMo 1994, relating to weight and size restrictions for motor vehicles, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 488-By Ehlmann.

An Act to repeal sections 163.191, 178.780 and 178.870, RSMo 1994, relating to state aid to junior college districts, and to enact in lieu thereof four new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 489-By Ehlmann.

An Act to repeal section 138.430, RSMo 1994, and section 137.016, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to the classification of property, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

SB 490-By Banks.

An Act to amend chapter 137, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to homestead exemption for certain persons, with an effective date.

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 76, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 456.535, RSMo 1994, relating to trustee's powers, 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 369, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 33.170, RSMo 1994, relating to claims and warrants for certain appropriations, 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 275, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 473.737, RSMo 1994, relating to public administrators, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

Emergency clause adopted.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HS for HB 450, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 644.509, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to authorization of additional state bonds, and to enact in lieu thereof four 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 107, entitled:

An Act to amend chapter 66, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to water service lines in certain municipalities and counties, with an emergency clause.

Emergency clause adopted.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Read 1st time.

Also,

Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HCS for HBs 321 and 493, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 174.620 and 175.021, RSMo 1994, and sections 172.035, 174.055, 174.450, 174.453, 174.610 and 175.020, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to the governing boards of certain institutions of higher education, 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.

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 SS for SCS for SBs 160 and 82, 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 SS for SCS for SBs 160 and 82; SCS for SBs 308 and 314; and SCS for SBs 8 and 173 to the Committee on State Budget Control.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Wiggins, Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred SB 33, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 289, regarding Stephen James Schicker, Lee's Summit, which was adopted.

Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 290, regarding Michael David Schicker, Lee's Summit, which was adopted.

Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 291, regarding Andrew Vernon "Drew" Foss, Lee's Summit, which was adopted.

Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 292, regarding Timothy Lee Schickles, Lee's Summit, which was adopted.

Senator Kenney offered Senate Resolution No. 293, regarding Camron Lee "Cam" Hoorfar, Lee's Summit, which was adopted.

Senator Clay offered Senate Resolution No. 294, regarding Ralph Nader, which was adopted.

Senator Bentley offered Senate Resolution No. 295, regarding "Parent/Principal Meetings" at Walt Disney Elementary School, Springfield, which was adopted.

Senator Bentley offered Senate Resolution No. 296, regarding Bailey's Greenhouse Program at Bailey Alternative High School, Springfield, which was adopted.

Senator Bentley offered Senate Resolution No. 297, regarding the Central Advantage and Competitive Edge programs at Central High School, Springfield, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. Wayne Morton, Osceola; and Amaury Perez, Dominican Republic.

Senator Mueller introduced to the Senate, Evelyn Donohoo and students from Nerix Hall High School, St. Louis.

Senator Childers introduced to the Senate, Jack Altermatt and Jeremy S. Burks, Mountain View.

Senator Russell introduced to the Senate, Fred Lutz and Sandy Crawford, Buffalo.



On behalf of Senator Wiggins, the President introduced to the Senate, Steve Unwin, Joe Bianco, Tim Brewer, John Cullinan, Bill Jackson, John Roseburrough and members of the St. Elizabeth Boy Scout Troop: Bill Unwin, Patrick Lancey, Patrick Storm, Peter Brewer, Nathan Hynes, Adam Burkhart, Mark Jackson, Vincent Ward, Jack Hodes, Andy Bianco, Sam Tapko, Ethan Struby, Patrick Cullinan, Matt Jenkins, Ben Roseburrough, Mark Owen and Max Hanger, Kansas City; and the Scouts were made honorary pages.

On behalf of Senator Maxwell and himself, Senator Klarich introduced to the Senate, Dick McWard, St. Louis.

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, members of the MSMA Alliance from around the state.

On behalf of Senator Wiggins, the President introduced to the Senate, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jones, and their daughter, Janee, Homeschoolers from Kansas City; and Janee was made an honorary page.

Senator Klarich introduced to the Senate, Reinhard and Mary Rose Schuster, and their daughter, Ashley, Chesterfield; and Ashley was made an honorary page.

Senator DePasco introduced to the Senate, Susan Belger, Jeanne Sosland, Carolyn Fitzgerald, Susan Forman, Lynne O'Connell, Sharon Portwood, Tina Redden, Stacy Shaleen, Stefanie Stracke, Sarah Reid, Jill Shipman DeHardt and Lisa Stubbendick, members of the Junior League of Kansas City.

Senator Johnson introduced to the Senate, Monica Bolin, Candace Allison and Christina Lund, members of the Junior League of St. Joseph.

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, Dena Ladd, Patty Hofer, Gretchen Heinlein-Wilson, Jodi Luetkemeyer, Tyann Proffer, Jeannine Citerman-Kraeger, Melissa Jayward, Gretchen Davis, Angela Montgomery, Kim Marie Evans, Andrea Niemeyer, Stephanie Huff, Kimberly Miller, Pat Seeler, Stephanie Wollard, Audrey Jones, Midge Crider, Anne Rosenberg, Ruth Edward, Terri McGruder, Jenifer Corbin and Staci Wren, members of the Junior League of St. Louis.

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, Margaret Duncan and Susan Reid, Springfield.

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, Ron and Stacey Blunt, Holly Hedeman, Amy Landon and Claire Wimer, Overland Park, Kansas.

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, Dr. and Mrs. Bucky Buckner, and their children, Jake, Christina and John, Springfield.

Senator Maxwell introduced to the Senate, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from Missouri Military Academy, Mexico.

Senator Graves introduced to the Senate, Dr. James Redd, Athletic Director, Mel Tjeerdsma, Head Football Coach, players and coaches of the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats Football Team.

Senator Johnson introduced to the Senate, Steve Brown, St. Martins; Terry Heiman, Russellville; Shirley Kueker, Sweet Springs; and Emily Wood, Shelbyville.

Senator Childers introduced to the Senate, Eric Roller, Seligman.

Senator Russell introduced to the Senate, Brad Shockley, Buffalo.

Senator Stoll introduced to the Senate, Ben Martin, Lonedell.

Senator Steelman introduced to the Senate, Tiffany Rouse, Houston.

Senator Mathewson introduced to the Senate, Douglas Kueker, Sweet Springs.

Senator Howard introduced to the Senate, Charles W. Kinsey, Poplar Bluff.

Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Melody Higginbotham, Greenfield; and Terry Shepherd, Aurora.

Senator Graves introduced to the Senate, Amy Sullivan, Cameron; and Amanda Hofmann, Eagleville.

Senator Maxwell introduced to the Senate, Joshlin Yoder, Leonard.

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Garrett Hawkins, Appleton City.

On behalf of Senator Kinder, Senator Johnson introduced to the Senate, Nicholas Rausch, Perryville.

Senator Mueller introduced to the Senate, Stacey Zylka and Erin Maille, St. Louis; and Stacey and Erin were made honorary pages.

Senator Mathewson introduced to the Senate, Cadet Nicholas Brendes, Cadet Josh Porter and Lt. Colonel Bob Kennedy, Lexington.

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Jim Landon, John Culp and Joy Rushing, Warrensburg.

Senator Steelman introduced to the Senate, members of the Steelville Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America.

Senator Russell introduced to the Senate, Dale Nelson and Gary Naylor, Dallas County.

Senator Childers introduced to the Senate, Bill Atchison, Richard Brunkin, Mary Gandy, John Hedrick, Ester Hollars, Mike McCullough, Lee Young, Sue Chase, Joe Latz and Robert Brimm, Stone County.

Senator Graves introduced to the Senate, Martha Gragg, Milan.

Senator Stoll introduced to the Senate, Dr. Tony Casey, Herculaneum.

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, Bryan, Toni, Lauren, Michael, Evan and Megan Hawkins, and Shawn Morrison, Springfield.

Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, John Smith, Lee's Summit.

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