Journal of the Senate

FIRST REGULAR SESSION


FORTY-FIFTH DAY--TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 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 come in absolute humility with our frailties and imperfections. We pray that You may hear our petitions and accept our efforts of service first to You and the people of this state. Bless us with Your presence and walk this day with us everywhere we go. 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 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 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--33
Absent with leave--Senator Bland--1
The Lieutenant Governor was present.

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

President Pro Tem Quick assumed the Chair.

RESOLUTIONS



Senator Maxwell offered Senate Resolution No. 484, regarding Stand Up for Rural America Day, which was adopted.

On behalf of Senator Bland, Senator Wiggins, joined by the entire membership of the Senate, offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 485

WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate have been deeply saddened to learn of the death of a long time and beloved colleague from Kansas City, Representative Fletcher Daniels; and

WHEREAS, Representative Daniels had spent 12 years on the Kansas City School Board and 15 years in the House of Representatives; and

WHEREAS, Representative Daniels was a long time leader of the Civil Rights Movement in Kansas City and nationally was one of the stalwart leaders of Freedom Incorporated;

WHEREAS, Representative Daniels worked for 30 years for the United States Postal Service where he was a leader of their union; and

WHEREAS, Representative Daniels worked consistently and unbelievably hard for all children to have a quality education and he knew no color or race, he was only for the rights of children; and

WHEREAS, Representative Daniels was active in civic and community affairs too numerous to mention in this resolution; and

WHEREAS, Representative Daniels will be missed most of all by his family in whose heart and love always came first;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the Missouri Senate, pause in their deliberations to salute the memory of a distinguished Kansas Citian, Representative Fletcher Daniels, express their appreciation for his lifetime of good citizenship, and his contributions to Kansas City and to Missouri, and to his fellow human beings, and express most sincere sympathy on his death to his family and many friends; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for Representative Daniels' family, Freedom Incorporated, the Kansas City Board of Education and the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church.

The Senate stood for a moment of silence in memory of Representative Fletcher Daniels.

Senator Wiggins offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 486

WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri Senate have been deeply saddened to learn of the death of a long time and beloved friend from Kansas City, Dr. Jack Lee Marvin; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Marvin was a veteran of the United States Army in World War II, and was a well known radio and television personality both for his talk show and his western band, The Indiana Drifters; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Marvin was a dedicated alumnus of The Cleveland Chiropractic College, whose professional career exemplified the professional reputation of that college; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Marvin was a long time member of Calvary Lutheran Church and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of civic, fraternal and community projects too numerous to mention in this resolution; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Marvin cared deeply for all people and provided health care to persons who needed him even when they had no money, and a few hours before his untimely death, purchased groceries to be distributed to the poor; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Marvin and his family were close and dear friends of our colleague, the current senator from the 10th district, Senator Harry Wiggins, who is anxious to honor his old friend in the annals of the Missouri Senate by this resolution; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Marvin was most of all a devoted husband and father in whose heart and love his family always came first;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the Missouri Senate, pause in their deliberations to salute the memory of a distinguished Kansas Citian, Dr. Jack Lee Marvin, express their appreciation for his lifetime of good citizenship, and his contributions to Kansas City and to Missouri, and to his fellow human beings, and express most sincere sympathy on his death to his family and many friends; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for the family, Cleveland Chiropractic College and the Calvary Lutheran Church.

SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

Senator Schneider moved that SB 1, SB 92, SB 111, SB 129 and SB 222, with SCS and SA 2 (pending), be called from the Informal Calendar and again taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SA 2 was again taken up.

Senator Flotron offered SSA 1 for SA 2, which was read:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT NO. 1 FOR

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 1, 92, 111, 129 and 222, Page 7, Section 287.160, Line 41, by striking the word "ten" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "fifteen".

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

Senator Schneider offered SA 3, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 1, 92, 111, 129 and 222, Pages 23 and 24, Section 536.031, by striking all of said section; and further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

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

Senator Schneider offered SA 4, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 4

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 1, 92, 111, 129 and 222, Page 1, In the Title, Line 6, by striking the word "judiciary" and substitute: "powers and procedures of judicial and administrative tribunals".

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

Senator Flotron offered SA 5:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 5

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 1, 92, 111, 129 and 222, Page 1, Section A, Line 11, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"1.302. The compelling state interest test shall be imposed on all state and local laws and ordinances in all cases in which free exercise and enjoyment of religious belief or practice is substantially burdened.

1.305. 1. A governmental authority may not restrict a person's free exercise of religion, unless:

(1) The restriction is in the form of a rule of general applicability, and does not discriminate against religion, or among religions; and

(2) The governmental authority demon-strates that application of the restriction to the person is essential to further a compelling governmental interest, and is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.

2. "Exercise of religion" shall be defined as an act or refusal to act that is substantially motivated by religious belief, whether or not the religious exercise is compulsory or central to a larger system of religious belief.

3. "Demonstrates" means meets the burden of going forward with the evidence and of persuasion.

1.307. 1. Sections 1.302 to 1.307 apply to all state and local laws, resolutions and ordinances and the implementation of such laws, resolutions and ordinances, whether statutory or otherwise, and whether adopted before or after the effective date of sections 1.302 to 1.307.

2. Nothing in sections 1.302 to 1.307 shall be construed to authorize any government to burden any religious belief."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Flotron moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Schneider raised the point of order that SA 5 is out of order as it adds new subject matter to the bill.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

The point of order was referred to the President Pro Tem, who ruled it well taken.

Senator Klarich offered SA 6, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 6

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 1, 92, 111, 129 and 222, Page 20, Section 506.369, Line 18, by adding at the end thereof, the following:

"506.370. The enactment of any law dealing with the tobacco settlement or tobacco settlement trust fund shall not be construed by any court of this state as evidence that the moneys are included or not included in total state revenues as defined in article X, Section 17, of the Missouri Constitution."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Klarich moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Schneider raised the point of order that SA 6 is out of order as it goes beyond the scope of the subject matter of the bill.

The point of order was referred to the President Pro Tem, who ruled it well taken.

Senator Kinder offered SA 7:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 7

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 1, 92, 111, 129 and 222, Page 26, Section 590.140, Line 36, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"Section 1. Any attorneys acting on behalf of the state of Missouri in a dispute between this state and any company which manufactures, sells or promotes tobacco or tobacco products shall receive compensation solely pursuant to lawful appropriation by the general assembly."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Kinder moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Schneider raised the point of order that SA 7 is out of order in that it is outside the scope of the bill.

The point of order was referred to the President Pro Tem, who ruled it well taken.

Senator Kinder offered SA 8, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 8

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 1, 92, 111, 129 and 222, Page 26, Section 590.140, Line 36, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"Section 1. No court shall award or approve compensation to any attorneys acting on behalf of the state of Missouri in a dispute between this state and any company which manufactures, sells or promotes tobacco or tobacco products unless such compensation is pursuant to lawful appropriation by the general assembly."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Kinder moved that the above amendment be adopted.

President Wilson assumed the Chair.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

At the request of Senator Schneider, SB 1, SB 92, SB 111, SB 129 and SB 222, with SCS and SA 8 (pending), were placed on the Informal Calendar.

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 SB 425; and SCS for SB 37, 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.

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

Mr. President: Your Committee on State Budget Control, to which were referred SS for SCS for SBs 14, 60 and 69; and SS for SCS for SB 338, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bills do pass.

On motion of Senator DePasco, the Senate recessed until 3:00 p.m.

RECESS

The time of recess having expired, the Senate was called to order by Senator Mathewson.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator House offered Senate Resolution No. 487, regarding Lance Trudel, St. Charles, which was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Senator Steelman moved that SCR 12 be taken up for adoption, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Steelman, SCR 12 was adopted by the following vote:

YEAS--Senators
Bentley Caskey Childers Clay
DePasco Goode Graves House
Howard Jacob Johnson Kenney
Kinder Klarich Mathewson Maxwell
Mueller Quick Rohrbach Russell
Scott Sims Singleton Staples
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins
Yeckel--29
NAYS--Senators--None
Absent--Senators
Banks Ehlmann Flotron Schneider--4
Absent with leave--Senator Bland--1


SENATE BILLS FOR PERFECTION

Senator Clay moved that SB 386, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SB 386, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 386

An Act to repeal sections 362.247, 362.680, 362.925, 362.930, 365.010, 365.020, 456.040, 475.092 and 511.030, RSMo 1994, and sections 143.471, 362.275, 362.550, 362.610, 408.035, 456.520 and 475.093, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to banking, and to enact in lieu thereof eighteen new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Clay moved that SCS for SB 386 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Clay, SCS for SB 386 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

Senator Sims moved that SB 233, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SB 233, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 233

An Act to repeal sections 167.126 and 167.171, RSMo Supp. 1998, relating to placement of children, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator Sims moved that SCS for SB 233 be adopted.

Senator Sims offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 233, Page 3, Section 167.126, Line 77, by inserting after the word "jurisdiction" the following: "and from whom excess educational costs are billed to the department of elementary and secondary education".

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

Senator Johnson assumed the Chair.

Senator Sims moved that SCS for SB 233, as amended, be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Sims, SCS for SB 233, as amended, was declared perfected and ordered printed.

Senator House moved that SB 347, SB 40, SB 241, and SB 301, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SBs 347, 40, 241 and 301, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 347, 40, 241 and 301

An Act to repeal sections 160.518, 162.720, 170.011, RSMo 1994, section 163.015, RSMo Supp. 1998, and section 163.011 as enacted by senate bill no. 781 of the eighty-ninth general assembly, second regular session, and section 163.011 as enacted by senate bill no. 535 of the eighty-ninth general assembly, second regular session, relating to education, and to enact in lieu thereof ten new sections relating to the same subject.

Was taken up.

Senator House moved that SCS for SBs 347, 40, 241 and 301 be adopted.

Senator House offered SS for SCS for SBs 347, 40, 241 and 301, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILLS NOS. 347, 40, 241 AND 301

An Act to repeal sections 160.415, 160.518, 170.011, RSMo 1994, sections 163.015 and 163.172, RSMo Supp. 1998, and section 163.011 as enacted by senate bill no. 781 of the eighty-ninth general assembly, second regular session, and section 163.011 as enacted by senate bill no. 535 of the eighty-ninth general assembly, second regular session, relating to education, and to enact in lieu thereof twelve new sections relating to the same subject.

Senator House moved that SS for SCS for SBs 347, 40, 241 and 301 be adopted.

Senator Mathewson assumed the Chair.

Senator Clay offered SA 1:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 347, 40, 241 and 301, Page 40, Section 170.059, Line 3, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"173.775. 1. The Missouri critical teacher shortage forgivable loan program shall make undergraduate and graduate forgivable loans available to eligible students entering programs of study that lead to a degree in a teaching program in a critical teacher shortage area.

2. To be eligible for a program loan, a candidate shall:

(1) Be a full-time student in an upper division undergraduate or graduate level in a teacher training program approved by the Department of Education leading to certification as a teacher;

(2) Have declared an intent to teach, for at least the number of years for which a forgivable loan is received, in public elementary or secondary schools of Missouri in a critical teacher shortage area identified by the state board of education;

(3) If applying for or renewing an undergraduate forgivable loan, have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate work;

(4) If applying for or renewing a graduate forgivable loan, have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all graduate work;

3. An undergraduate forgivable loan may be awarded for two undergraduate years and shall not exceed four thousand dollars per year, or for a maximum of three years for programs requiring a fifth year of instruction to obtain initial teaching certification.

4. A graduate forgivable loan may be awarded for two graduate years and shall not exceed eight thousand dollars per year.

5. The state board of education shall adopt by rule repayment schedules and applicable interest rates. A forgivable loan shall be repaid within ten years of completion of a program of studies.

6. Credit for repayment of a forgivable loan pursuant to this section shall be in an amount not to exceed four thousand dollars in loan principal plus applicable accrued interest for each full year of eligible teaching service. However, credit in an amount not to exceed eight thousand dollars in loan principal plus applicable accrued interest shall be given for each full year of eligible teaching service completed at a high population density, low-economic condition urban school or at a low population density, low-economic condition rural school, as identified by the state board of education.

7. Any loan recipient who fails to teach in a public elementary or secondary school in this state as specified in this section shall repay the loan plus interest accruing at eight percent annually.

8. Loan recipients may receive loan repayment credit for teaching service rendered at any time during the scheduled repayment period. However, such repayment credits shall be applicable only to the current principal and accrued interest balance that remains at the time the repayment credit is earned. No loan recipient shall be reimbursed for previous payments of principal and interest.

9. The state board of education shall work with local school districts to develop rules to implement this section.

10. The board is authorized to adopt those rules that are reasonable and necessary to accomplish the limited duties specifically delegated within this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, RSMo, that is promulgated under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536, RSMo. This section and chapter 536, RSMo, are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536, RSMo, to review, to delay the effective date or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after the effective date of this section shall be invalid and void."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Clay moved that the above amendment be adopted.

Senator Kenney 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 Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 347, 40, 241 and 301, Page 2, Section 173.775, Line 13, by inserting immediately after said line the following:

"A forgivable loan recipient must begin teaching in a critical teacher shortage area within one year upon completion of a program of studies or begin a scheduled repayment plan as approved by the department.".

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

SA 1, as amended, was again taken up.

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

President Pro Tem Quick assumed the Chair.

Senator Childers offered SA 2, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 347, 40, 241 and 301, Page 8, Section 160.518, Line 7, by inserting the word "seventieth" in lieu of the word "fiftieth" on said line.

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

Senator Scott offered SA 3:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 347, 40, 241 and 301, Page 40, Section 170.059, Line 3, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"Section 1. 1. There is hereby created the "Missouri Teachers Corps". The department of higher education and the department of elementary and secondary education shall provide staff and facilities for the corps.

2. The corps shall recruit one hundred college seniors or graduates each year to contract to teach in designated schools for a two-year period. No recruit shall have majored in education. Each recruit shall have a bachelor's degree upon entering the corps in mathematics, science, social studies, English or a foreign language.

3. The corps shall:

(1) Provide dedicated, talented teachers for school districts where an inadequate supply of teachers exists;

(2) Afford a structured entry into the teaching profession for outstanding liberal arts graduates who may have never taught; and

(3) Identify and nurture educational leaders for the twenty-first century.

4. The corps shall provide, with the assistance of the state colleges and universities, an eight-week intensive training institute for the recruits to provide skills needed to assist them in teaching. Upon successful completion of certification requirements, recruits shall be assigned by the corps to public school districts on the basis of local need.

5. The corps shall provide members with tuition and book allowances and housing allowance for the member's pursuance of a master of arts degree in curriculum and instruction in an evenings and weekends and summer schedule for the first two years.

6. Corps members shall be compensated as are other teachers.

7. The department of elementary and secondary education may adopt rules to implement the provisions of this section.

8. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536, RSMo."; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

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

Senator Steelman offered SA 4, which was read:

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 4

Amend Senate Substitute for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Nos. 347, 40, 241 and 301, Page 9, Section 160.518, Line 22 of said page, by inserting after all of said line the following:

"[162.203. 1. Board members initially elected or appointed under section 162.291, 162.459, 162.471, or 162.581 after August 28, 1993, in addition to the qualifications prescribed in those sections, shall successfully complete orientation and training requirements within one year of the date of the election or appointment. The orientation and training shall consist of at least sixteen hours with the cost of such training to be paid by the district.

2. All programs providing the orientation and training required under the provisions of this section shall be offered by a statewide association organized for the benefit of members of boards of education or be approved by the state board of education.]"; and

Further amend the title and enacting clause accordingly.

Senator Steelman moved that the above amendment be adopted.

At the request of Senator House, SB 347, SB 40, SB 241 and SB 301, with SCS, SS for SCS and SA 4 (pending), were placed on the Informal Calendar.

Senator Caskey moved that SB 467, with SCS, be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

SCS for SB 467, entitled:

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 467

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, 50.1040, 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-two new sections relating to the same subject, with an effective date.

Was taken up.

Senator Caskey moved that SCS for SB 467 be adopted.

Senator Caskey offered SS for SCS for SB 467, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 467

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, 50.1040, 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-two new sections relating to the same subject, with an effective date.

Senator Caskey moved that SS for SCS for SB 467 be adopted, which motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Caskey, SS for SCS for SB 467 was declared perfected and ordered printed.

Senator Staples assumed the Chair.

Senator Caskey moved that SB 336 be taken up for perfection, which motion prevailed.

Senator Caskey offered SS for SB 336, entitled:

SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 336

An Act to amend chapter 303, RSMo, and chapter 507, RSMo, by adding thereto two new sections relating to contracts of insurance.

Senator Caskey moved that SS for SB 336 be adopted.

At the request of Senator Caskey, SB 336, with SS (pending), was placed on the Informal Calendar.

Senator Scott assumed the Chair.

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 was referred SCR 13, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the concurrent resolution do pass.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SCR 18, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the concurrent resolution do pass.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred SR 242, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the resolution do not pass.

Also,

Mr. President: Your Committee on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions, to which was referred HCR 10, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the concurrent resolution do pass.

RESOLUTIONS

Senator Schneider offered Senate Resolution No. 488, regarding Jerry Husgen, St. Louis, which was adopted.

COMMUNICATIONS

President Pro Tem Quick submitted the following:

March 29, 1999

The Honorable Joe Maxwell

State Capitol, Room 219

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Joe:

It is my pleasure to appoint you to serve on the Missouri Ethanol and Other Renewable Fuel Sources Commission, pursuant to Section 414.420, RSMo Supp. 1993.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

/s/ Ed Quick

Edward E. Quick

President Pro Tem

Missouri Senate

Also,

March 29, 1999

The Honorable Wayne Goode

Missouri Senate

State Capitol, Room 333

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Wayne:

It is my pleasure to appoint you to serve as a member of the Oversight Committee on Community Block Grant Program (Department of Economic Development) Section 7.055 (House Bill 7).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

/s/ Ed Quick

Edward E. Quick

President Pro Tem

Missouri Senate

Also,

March 29, 1999

The Honorable Sidney Johnson

Missouri Senate

State Capitol, Room 332

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Sidney:

It is my pleasure to appoint you to serve as a member of the Oversight Committee on Community Block Grant Program (Department of Economic Development) Section 7.055 (House Bill 7).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

/s/ Ed Quick

Edward E. Quick

President Pro Tem

Missouri Senate

Also,

March 29, 1999

The Honorable Joe Maxwell

Missouri Senate

State Capitol, Room 219

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Joe:

It is my pleasure to appoint you to serve as a member of the Oversight Committee on Community Block Grant Program (Department of Economic Development) Section 7.055 (House Bill 7).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

/s/ Ed Quick

Edward E. Quick

President Pro Tem

Missouri Senate

Also,

March 29, 1999

The Honorable Walt Mueller

Missouri Senate

State Capitol, Room 330

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Walt:

It is my pleasure to appoint you to serve as a member of the Oversight Committee on Community Block Grant Program (Department of Economic Development) Section 7.055 (House Bill 7).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

/s/ Ed Quick

Edward E. Quick

President Pro Tem

Missouri Senate

Also,

March 29, 1999

The Honorable John T. Russell

Missouri Senate

State Capitol, Room 419

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear John:

It is my pleasure to appoint you to serve as a member of the Oversight Committee on Community Block Grant Program (Department of Economic Development) Section 7.055 (House Bill 7).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

/s/ Ed Quick

Edward E. Quick

President Pro Tem

Missouri Senate

INTRODUCTIONS OF GUESTS



Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Cynthia, Christina, Cathryn, Clinton and Christian Richardson, Homeschoolers from Pleasant Hill; Marjorie Chrismer and Betty Newport, Blue Springs; and Christina, Cathryn, Clinton and Christian were made honorary pages.

Senator Sims introduced to the Senate, Congressman Jim Talent, and his wife, Brenda, St. Louis County.

Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, ninety-four eighth grade students and their teachers from Aurora Junior High School, Aurora; and Ashley Thomas, Megan Dryer, Adam Johnson and Colt Howard were made honorary pages.

Senator Steelman introduced to the Senate, Kirsten Kemp, Fulton; and Kirsten was made an honorary page.

Senator Klarich introduced to the Senate, James A. Miners, Jr., and his son, James A. Miners, III, Florissant; and James A. Miners, III was made an honorary page.

Senator Mueller introduced to the Senate, Alison Boresi, St. Louis; and Alison was made an honorary page.

On behalf of Senator Mathewson, the President introduced to the Senate, former State Senator Irene Treppler, St. Louis County.

Senator Yeckel introduced to the Senate, Elizabeth Buncher, St. Louis; and Elizabeth was made an honorary page.

Senator Ehlmann introduced to the Senate, Tara Huesemann, St. Charles; and Tara was made an honorary page.

Senator Klarich introduced to the Senate, Vince Winn, St. Louis.

Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Jennifer Drake, Bolivar; and Jennifer was made an honorary page.

Senator Russell introduced to the Senate, Janisha Bennett, Mansfield.

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Brandi Anstine, Chilhowee.

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Jay and Sheila Knight, and their son, Matt, and Barbara and Don Donnohue, Appleton City; and Matt was made an honorary page.

Senator Caskey introduced to the Senate, Vicki Brown, Raymore.

Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, Tara Adams, Independence; and Tara was made an honorary page.

Senator Steelman introduced to the Senate, Laura Tenny, Fulton; and Laura was made an honorary page.

Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Abra Gasser, Amber Simmons, Alicia Agee, Zuzana Urminska and Mary Clark, Humansville; and Abra, Amber, Alicia and Zuzana were made honorary pages.

Senator Kinder introduced to the Senate, his mother, Mary Frances Kinder and Millie Limbaugh, Cape Girardeau.

Senator Yeckel introduced to the Senate, Jill Wlodarczyk, and Cub Scout Webelos Den I, Pack 267 from Beasley School, St. Louis; and Jacob Wlodarczyk, Dylan Neel, Nick Eplin and Jeffrey Meyer were made honorary pages.

On behalf of Senator Mathewson, the President introduced to the Senate, Liz, Ruth, Evan and Heath Church, Blue Springs; and Evan and Heath were made honorary pages.

Senator Quick introduced to the Senate, students from Eastgate Middle School, North Kansas City; and Phil Forrester, Nick Hogge, Arlene Michaels, Paul Roots and Karla Stark were made honorary pages.

Senator Staples introduced to the Senate, Sheila Dirck and Carol Stover, St. Louis.

Senator Mueller introduced to the Senate, Scout Troop 792 from Oak Brook Elementary School.

Senator House introduced to the Senate, three hundred representatives of the Missouri Right to Life Organization.

Senator Westfall introduced to the Senate, Mrs. James A. Noland, Jr., and her grandchildren, Ann, Elise and Ellen Noland-Vance, Blue Springs; and Ann, Elise and Ellen were made honorary pages.

Senator Klarich introduced to the Senate, Horst-Dieter and Renate Dymke, Marbach Am Neckar, Germany.

Senator Rohrbach introduced to the Senate, members of the Hickory County Federation of Republican Women: Clio Faltz, Linda Payne, Betty Thomas, Billie Duffin, Virginia L. Edge, Addie Longshaw, Eva Fae Cooper, Peggy Endley, Freda Hammond and Arvilla Beem.

Senator Maxwell introduced to the Senate, Don and Elaine Baden, Glen Carbon, Illinois.

Senator Kenney introduced to the Senate, Tammy Coleman, Independence.

Senator Schneider introduced to the Senate, fifty seventh grade students from St. Angela Merici, Florissant; and Brett Ernst, Angela Schmalbeck, Ashley Richards and Christopher Foeller were made honorary pages.

Senator Steelman introduced to the Senate, her husband, David, Rolla.

Senator Steelman introduced to the Senate, Federation of Republican Women members from Texas, Phelps and Callaway Counties.

Senator Clay introduced to the Senate, Marlene Davis and William Haas, St. Louis.

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