Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


FORTY-THIRD DAY--THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 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: We recognize Your greatness in giving us a hope for the future and teaching us a great way to live in the here and now. Your Word is the basis of not only our system of justice but the ethics by which we work and live. May we always give You credit, Lord, for the great things You do among us everyday. And we pray, watch over us in our travels this day and bring us safely to our destinations. 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 the Jefferson City News Tribune and the Associated Press 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
Staples Steelman Stoll Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--34
Absent with leave--Senators--None
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Bland offered Senate Resolution No. 452, regarding Bishop Dotey Isom, Jr., Kansas City, which was adopted.

Senator Jacob offered Senate Resolution No. 453, regarding the death of Donald E. Barnes, Moberly, which was adopted.

REFERRALS

President Pro Tem Quick referred SS for SCS for SB 19; SS for SCS for SB 338; and SB 443 to the Committee on State Budget Control.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 518, introduced by Senator Staples, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 67.1300, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to sales tax for economic development, 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 Staples, SB 518 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

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

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 498, with SCS, introduced by Senator Wiggins, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 210.173, RSMo 1994, and section 301.463, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to motor vehicle license plates for the children's trust fund, 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 498, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR



SENATE BILL NO. 498

An Act to repeal section 210.173, RSMo 1994, and section 301.463, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to motor vehicle license plates for the children's trust fund, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Wiggins moved that SCS for SB 498 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Wiggins, SCS for SB 498 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode Graves House Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Scott
Sims Singleton Staples Steelman
Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senator Bland--1
Absent with leave--Senator Schneider--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 477, with SCS, introduced by Senator Ehlmann, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 191.656, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to disclosure of HIV information, 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 477, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 477

An Act to repeal section 191.659, RSMo 1994, and sections 191.656 and 191.663, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to disclosure of HIV information, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Ehlmann moved that SCS for SB 477 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Ehlmann, SCS for SB 477 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode Graves House Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Scott
Sims Singleton Staples Steelman
Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senator Bland--1
Absent with leave--Senator Schneider--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 412, with SCS, introduced by Senator Goode, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 130.057, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to certain campaign finance reports, 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 412, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 412

An Act to repeal section 130.057, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to certain campaign finance reports, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Goode moved that SCS for SB 412 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Goode, SCS for SB 412 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

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

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 423, with SCS, introduced by Senator Westfall, entitled:

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.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

SCS for SB 423, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 423

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.

Was taken up.

Senator Westfall moved that SCS for SB 423 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Westfall, SCS for SB 423 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
Scott Sims Singleton Steelman
Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senator Staples--1
Absent with leave--Senator Schneider--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 461, introduced by Senator House, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 164.161, RSMo 1994, and section 165.051, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to school funds, 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 House, SB 461 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
Scott Sims Singleton Steelman
Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--32
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senator Staples--1
Absent with leave--Senator Schneider--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 192, introduced by Senator Wiggins, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 144.014, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to sales tax on food, 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 Wiggins, SB 192 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bland Caskey Childers Clay
DePasco Ehlmann Flotron Goode
Graves House Howard Jacob
Johnson Kenney Kinder Klarich
Mathewson Maxwell Mueller Quick
Rohrbach Scott Sims Singleton
Staples Steelman Stoll Wiggins
Yeckel--29
NAYS--Senator Westfall--1
Absent--Senators
Banks Bentley Russell--3
Absent with leave--Senator Schneider--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

Senator Johnson requested unanimous consent of the Senate for the Committee on State Budget Control to meet while the Senate is in session, which request was granted.

SB 287, introduced by Senator Maxwell, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 137.100, RSMo 1994, relating to property tax, 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 Maxwell, SB 287 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bland Caskey Childers Clay
DePasco Ehlmann Flotron Goode
Graves House Howard Jacob
Johnson Kenney Kinder Klarich
Mathewson Maxwell Mueller Quick
Rohrbach Scott Sims Staples
Steelman Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--28
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Banks Bentley Russell Singleton
Stoll--5
Absent with leave--Senator Schneider--1

Senator Staples assumed the Chair.

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

SCS for SB 282, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 282

An Act to repeal section 135.530, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to tax credit programs administered by the department of economic development, and to enact in lieu thereof six new sections relating to the same subject, with an effective date for certain sections.

Was taken up by Senator Clay.

On motion of Senator Clay, SCS for SB 282 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Banks Bentley Bland Caskey
Childers Clay DePasco Goode
House Howard Jacob Johnson
Kenney Klarich Mathewson Maxwell
Quick Scott Sims Staples
Steelman Stoll Wiggins Yeckel--24
NAYS--Senators
Ehlmann Flotron Graves Kinder
Mueller Rohrbach Russell Singleton
Westfall--9
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senator Schneider--1

The President declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Johnson, Chairman of the Committee on State Budget Control, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on State Budget Control, to which was referred SB 443, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS

SB 443, introduced by Senator Jacob, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 173.820, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to Missouri college guarantee program, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

Was called from the Consent Calendar and taken up.

On motion of Senator Jacob, SB 443 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
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senator Schneider--1

The President 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 Jacob Johnson Kenney
Kinder Klarich Mathewson Maxwell
Mueller Quick Rohrbach Russell
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--33
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators--None
Absent with leave--Senator Schneider--1

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

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

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

SB 95, introduced by Senator Maxwell, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 413.225, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to weights and measures, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

President Pro Tem Quick assumed the Chair.

On motion of Senator Maxwell, SB 95 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bland Caskey Childers Clay
DePasco Ehlmann Flotron Goode
Graves House Howard Jacob
Johnson Kenney Klarich Mathewson
Maxwell Mueller Quick Rohrbach
Russell Scott Sims Singleton
Staples Steelman Stoll Westfall
Wiggins Yeckel--30
NAYS--Senator Kinder--1
Absent--Senators
Banks Bentley--2
Absent with leave--Senator Schneider--1

The President Pro Tem 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 Flotron moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SS for SB 22, introduced by Senator Flotron, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 22

An Act to repeal section 135.333, RSMo 1994, and sections 135.326 and 135.327, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to tax relief for children and families, and to enact in lieu thereof five new sections relating to the same subject, with an effective date for a certain section.

Was taken up.

On motion of Senator Flotron, SS for SB 22 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

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

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SB 33, introduced by Senator Johnson, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 144.517, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to sales and use taxation, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

On motion of Senator Johnson, SB 33 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

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

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SCS for SBs 322, 150 and 151, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 322, 150 and 151

An Act to repeal sections 207.020, 210.211, 210.245, 210.251, 210.252, 210.254, 210.256 and 210.516, RSMo 1994, and section 210.221, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to child care providers and child placement, and to enact in lieu thereof eleven new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

Was taken up by Senator Sims.

Senator Scott assumed the Chair.

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

President Pro Tem Quick assumed the Chair.

On motion of Senator Sims, SCS for SBs 322, 150 and 151 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Childers Clay
DePasco Ehlmann Goode House
Howard Jacob Johnson Kinder
Mathewson Quick Scott Sims
Staples Steelman Stoll Wiggins
Yeckel--21
NAYS--Senators
Caskey Flotron Graves Kenney
Klarich Mueller Rohrbach Russell
Singleton Westfall--10
Absent--Senators
Banks Maxwell--2
Absent with leave--Senator Schneider--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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

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

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

SCS for SB 346, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 346

An Act to repeal sections 115.105, 115.195, 115.199, 115.231, 115.325, 115.349, 115.369, 115.375, 115.377, 115.381, 115.437, 115.637 and 115.647, RSMo 1994, and sections 105.492, 115.013, 115.019, 115.123, 115.151, 115.155, 115.157, 115.158, 115.283, 115.285, 115.351, 115.359, 115.453, 115.507, 115.615, 115.621, 115.635, 115.750, 115.755, 115.761, 115.770, 115.773, 115.776, 115.780 and 115.785, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to elections, and to enact in lieu thereof thirty-six new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

Was taken up by Senator Stoll.

On motion of Senator Stoll, SCS for SB 346 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Ehlmann Flotron
Goode Graves House Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Scott
Sims Singleton Staples Stoll
Westfall Wiggins Yeckel--31
NAYS--Senator Steelman--1
Absent--Senator Banks--1
Absent with leave--Senator Schneider--1

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

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 Maxwell moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SBs 295 and 46, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 295 and 46

An Act to repeal sections 82.210, 537.610, 537.705 and 537.756, RSMo 1994, and section 105.711, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to sovereign immunity, and to enact in lieu thereof six new sections relating to the same subject, with an emergency clause.

Was taken up by Senator Maxwell.

On motion of Senator Maxwell, SCS for SBs 295 and 46 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bland Caskey Clay DePasco
Ehlmann Goode House Howard
Jacob Johnson Kenney Kinder
Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Quick
Schneider Scott Staples Steelman
Stoll Wiggins Yeckel--23
NAYS--Senators
Bentley Childers Flotron Graves
Mueller Rohrbach Russell Sims
Singleton Westfall--10
Absent--Senator Banks--1
Absent with leave--Senators--None

The President Pro Tem declared the bill passed.

The emergency clause failed to receive a constitutional majority by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Bland Caskey Clay
DePasco Ehlmann Goode House
Howard Jacob Johnson Klarich
Mathewson Maxwell Quick Schneider
Scott Staples Steelman Stoll
Wiggins--21
NAYS--Senators
Childers Flotron Kenney Kinder
Rohrbach Russell Sims Singleton
Westfall Yeckel--10
Absent--Senators
Banks Graves Mueller--3
Absent with leave--Senators--None

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

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Senator Schneider, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred SB 316, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which were referred SB 75, SB 381 and SB 204, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

Senator Banks, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health and Welfare, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Public Health and Welfare, to which was referred SB 97, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass, with Senate Committee Amendments Nos. 1 and 2.

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Bill No. 97, Page 3, Section 620.1490, Line 32, by striking the word "fifteen" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "ten".

SENATE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Bill No. 97, Page 2, Section 620.1490, Line 18, by striking the words "a requirement that the individual account holder or the family of an account holder attend these seminars" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "the individual account holders will be encouraged to attend".

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 89, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

Senator Caskey, Chairman of the Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, to which were referred SB 328, SB 87, SB 100 and SB 55, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, to which was referred SB 451, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

Senator Mathewson, Chairman of the Committee on Local Government and Economic Development, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Local Government and Economic Development, to which was referred SB 71, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

Senator Staples, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Transportation, to which were referred SB 392, SB 393 and SB 267, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

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 were referred SB 387, SB 206 and SB 131, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

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 351, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

Senator Staples, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred SB 359, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on Education, to which was referred SB 472, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.

Senator Bland, Chairman of the Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, submitted the following report:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, to which was referred SB 441, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the Senate Committee Substitute, hereto attached, do pass.

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 455, 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. 455, Page 3, Section 116.190, Line 9, by striking the following: "prepared by the secretary of state"; and

Further amend said bill, Page 3, Section 116.190, Line 12, by striking the word "and" and inserting in lieu thereof a comma ","; and further amend said line by inserting immediately after the word "measure" the following: "and the secretary of state".

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 No. 2 for SB 288, 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.

On behalf of Senator Quick, Chairman of the Committee on Gubernatorial Appointments, Senator DePasco submitted the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Guberna-torial 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:

Patricia L. Jacobs-Macdonald and John C. Hanneke, as public members of the Credit Union Commission;

Also,

Lori J. Levine, William J. Humpfer, Cathy E. Stroud, Sharon A. Ichord and Darrell "Pat" Yokley, as members of the Credit Union Commission;

Also,

Elaina M. Wolzak, as a member of the Missouri Board of Pharmacy;

Also,

Connie L. Johnson, as a public member of the Board of Geologist Registration;

Also,

Mark S. Hasheider, as a member of the Seismic Safety Commission;

Also,

Toby Ray Bottom, as a member of the Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules;

Also,

Deborah I. Halter, as a member of the Missouri Veterans Commission;

Also,

Karen M. Luebbert, as a member of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority;

Also,

Marvin R. Beck and Alverne B. Fiddmont-Hood, as members of the Advisory Commission for Professional Physical Therapists.

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

Senator DePasco 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.

SIGNING OF BILLS

The President Pro Tem announced that all other business would be suspended and CCS for HB 14, having passed both branches of the General Assembly, would be read at length by the Secretary, and if no objections be made, the bill would be signed by the President Pro Tem to the end that it may become law. No objections being made, the bill was so read by the Secretary and signed by the President Pro Tem.

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 1, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money to the Board of Fund Commissioners for the cost of issuing and processing State Water Pollution Control Bonds, Stormwater Control Bonds, Third State Building Bonds and Fourth State Building Bonds, as provided by law, to include payments from the Water Pollution Control Bond and Interest Fund, Stormwater Control Bond and Interest Fund, Third State Building Bond Interest and Sinking Fund, Fourth State Building Bond and Interest Fund, Water Pollution Control Fund and Stormwater Control Fund, and to transfer money among certain funds for the period beginning July 1, 1999 and ending June 30, 2000.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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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 2, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the State Board of Education and of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds and for the investment in registered bonds of the State Public School Fund by the State Board of Education for the period beginning July 1, 1999 and ending June 30, 2000.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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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 3, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Higher Education and the several divisions, programs and institutions of higher education included therein to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds, for the period beginning July 1, 1999 and ending June 30, 2000.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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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 4, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Revenue and the Department of Transportation, and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds for the period beginning July 1, 1999 and ending June 30, 2000.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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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 5, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Office of Administration, the Department of Transportation, and the Chief Executive's Office, and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds, for the period beginning July 1, 1999 and ending June 30, 2000.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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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 6, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Conservation, and the several divisions and programs thereof and for the expenses, grants, refunds, distributions, and capital improvements projects involving the repair, replacement and maintenance of state buildings and facilities of the Department of Natural Resources and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds, for the period beginning July 1, 1999 and ending June 30, 2000.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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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 7, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Economic Development, Department of Insurance, and the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, and to transfer money among certain funds, for the period beginning July 1, 1999 and ending June 30, 2000.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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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 8, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Public Safety, and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, for the period beginning July 1, 1999 and ending June 30, 2000.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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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 9, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Corrections, and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, for the period beginning July 1, 1999 and ending June 30, 2000.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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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 10, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Mental Health, the Board of Public Buildings, the Department of Health, and the several divisions and programs thereof and the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, for the period beginning July 1, 1999 and ending June 30, 2000.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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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 11, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, and distributions of the Department of Social Services and the several divisions and programs thereof to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, for the period beginning July 1, 1999 and ending June 30, 2000.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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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 12, entitled:

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Chief Executive's Office and Mansion, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Missouri Prosecuting Attorneys and Circuit Attorneys Retirement System, and the Judiciary and the Office of the State Public Defender, and the several divisions and programs thereof, and for the payment of salaries and mileage of members of the State Senate and the House of Representatives and Contingent expenses of the General Assembly, including salaries and expenses of elective and appointive officers and necessary capital improvements expenditures; for salaries and expenses of members and employees and other necessary operating expenses of the Missouri Commission on Interstate Cooperation, the Committee on Legislative Research, the Committee on Public Employee Retirement, the Committee on Administrative Rules, the Joint Committee on Capital Improvements Oversight and the Joint Committee on Economic Development; and for the expenses of the interim committees established by the General Assembly, to be expended only as provided in Article IV, Section 28 of the Constitution of Missouri, for the period beginning July 1, 1999 and ending June 30, 2000.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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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 889, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 162.975, RSMo Supp. 1998, and to enact in lieu thereof six new sections for the sole purpose of increasing the reading levels of younger children.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HS for HCS for HBs 26 and 117, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 565.020 and 565.032, RSMo 1994, relating to murder in the first degree, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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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 676, entitled:

An Act to repeal sections 115.105, 115.195, 115.199, 115.289, 115.298, 115.325, 115.349, 115.369, 115.375, 115.377, 115.381, 115.437 and 115.647, RSMo 1994, and sections 105.492, 115.013, 115.019, 115.123, 115.151, 115.155, 115.157, 115.158, 115.283, 115.351, 115.359, 115.453, 115.507, 115.615, 115.621, 115.635, 115.637, 115.750, 115.755, 115.761, 115.770, 115.773, 115.776, 115.780 and 115.785, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to elections, and to enact in lieu thereof thirty-six new sections relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HS for HCS for HB 686, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 67.750, RSMo 1994, and sections 67.792, 67.793, 67.794, 67.795, 67.796, 67.797 and 67.799, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to recreational systems of political subdivisions, and to enact in lieu thereof ten new sections relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 895, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 57.201, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to sheriffs' deputies in certain counties, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 792, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 320.230, RSMo 1994, relating to certain state fire investigators, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 930, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 8.012, RSMo 1994, relating to the display of the POW/MIA flag, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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Mr. President: I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed HB 328, entitled:

An Act to repeal section 552.030, RSMo 1994, relating to criminal competency, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

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RESOLUTIONS

Senator Ehlmann offered Senate Resolution No. 454, regarding the Reverend Frederick A. Meyer, which was adopted.

Senator Ehlmann offered Senate Resolution No. 455, regarding the Reverend Dennis J. Doyle, which was adopted.

Senator Ehlmann offered Senate Resolution No. 456, regarding the Reverend Richard J. Tillman, which was adopted.

Senator DePasco offered Senate Resolution No. 457, regarding Salvatore Valenti, Columbus Park, which was adopted.

Senator House offered Senate Resolution No. 458, regarding Marilyn Johnson, Louisiana, which was adopted.

Senator Clay offered Senate Resolution No. 459, regarding Major Donald J. Cognata, St. Louis, which was adopted.

Senator Ehlmann offered Senate Resolution No. 460, regarding Alderman Joe Weis, Weldon Spring, which was adopted.

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Mike and Peggy Phillips, and their children Michael and Patrick, Raymore; and Michael and Patrick were made honorary pages.

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, representatives of the Girl Scouts from the Midland Empire, Becky Thatcher, Mid-Continent, Heart of Missouri, Greater St. Louis, Ozark Area, Dogwood Trails, Otahki and Cotton Boll Chapters.

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Matt Goforth, Butler; and Dean Alexander, Appleton City.

Senator Graves introduced to the Senate, Gary Hill, Richard Fordyce and students from Bethany.

Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, Chris Carlton, William Hudson, Danielle Harvey, Mark Brewer, Jane Petry and Joyce Kelly, Lee's Summit.

Senator Bentley introduced to the Senate, representatives from the Division of Youth Services/Community Learning Center, Springfield.

Senator Graves introduced to the Senate, members of EXCEL from Sullivan County.

Senator Graves introduced to the Senate, Terry Ecker and students from Nodaway County.

Senator Johnson introduced to the Senate, fifty eighth grade students from St. Therese Catholic School, Parkville; and Adam Arredondo, Anna Fahey, Ryan Kahm and Elizabeth Raine were made honorary pages.

On behalf of Senator Staples, the President introduced to the Senate, fourth grade students from Bismarck.

Senator Banks introduced to the Senate, Sidney Brown, St. Louis; and Sidney was made an honorary page.

Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Joyce Rohrbach, April Gensler and Andrea Ashley, Jamestown; Kayla Profitt and Amanda Huhmann, Tipton; and Brett Hall, California.

Senator Yeckel introduced to the Senate, Nancy Wirkmeister and sixty-five eighth grade students from St. Catherine Labourne School, St. Louis; and Michael Beck, Jeff Evitts, Laura Ruzicka and Theresa Schlueter were made honorary pages.

Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, Becky Schad and Bobby Grey, Versailles; Amy Wilson and Joey Heman, Stover; and W.D. Hunter and Pat Marriott.

Senator Johnson introduced to the Senate, Ryan Hoefling, Faucett; Bryan Champ, J.D. Lawrence, Jay Sherrod and Mark Pierce, Rushville; Rachael Pepper, Mandy Gregory, Heather Parrott, Ashley Hickman and Chuck Sailor, DeKalb; and Brandon Frakes, St. Joseph.

Senator Maxwell introduced to the Senate, Norman Benne, Paris; and Chad Spurling, Mexico.

Senator Johnson introduced to the Senate, Jessica Ray, Dearborn; Steven Couch, Kansas City; and Gary Oberdiek, Platte City.

Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Rachel Daniels and Sarah Miller, Stockton.

Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, Steve, Kelli, Tyler, Cody and Aubree Dennis, Homeschoolers from Grandview; and Tyler and Cody were made honorary pages.

Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, David Geier and Larry Hughes, Moniteau County; Lana Merrick, Lawrence County; Martha and Gerald Link, Randolph County; Ardell Mikus, Warren County; Melissa Wright, Audrain County;

Gary Mahnken, Lafayette County; and Tim Daw, Clark County.

Senator Steelman introduced to the Senate, Bethany Litty and Darryl Sharp, New Bloomfield; and Michael Hodges, Bethany.

Senator Russell introduced to the Senate, Amanda St. Ivany and Sarah Driver, Camdenton; and Courtney Bechtel, Stoutland.

Senator Wiggins introduced to the Senate, Maggie Routh, Lorena Kraft, Luella Cooper, Cristina Ruiz, Bryan Jones and Elizabeth Nguyn, Kansas City.

Senator Clay introduced to the Senate, the Physician of the Day, Dr. Susan Threats, M.D., St. Louis.

On motion of Senator DePasco, the Senate adjourned until 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 29, 1999.