House Journal - Day 009
First Regular Session, 90th General Assembly
NINTH DAY, Wednesday, January 20, 1999
Speaker Gaw in the Chair.
Prayer by Representative Betty Thompson.
We thank You for allowing us another day. A day to be a little better than the day before. You
promised that what ever one does to the least of us, we do to You. Let us remember not what we
are, or who we are, but who we are because we are truly God's children. We want to remember
our people, our families back home who sacrifice so much for us to come and do not our will, but
Your will. Bless this 90th General Assembly that we will be not what we want to be, but what
you want us to be and look upon and bless those among us with loved ones that have passed this
way and those that are sick. Bless this distinguished body as well as our Speaker and our
President of the United States. We ask those blessings in Your name. Amen.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was recited.
The Journal of the eighth day was approved as corrected.
Representative Gratz offered House Resolution No. 69 and House Resolution No. 70.
Representative Scheve offered House Resolution No. 71.
Representative Reid offered House Resolution No. 73.
Representative Green offered House Resolution No. 74.
Representative Ransdall offered House Resolution No. 75.
Representative Davis (122) offered House Resolution No. 76.
Representative Thompson (37) offered House Resolution No. 77.
Representative Bonner offered House Resolution No. 78.
SECOND READING OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
HCR 3 through HCR 8 were read the second time.
SECOND READING OF HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS
HJR 15 and HJR 16 were read the second time.
SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS
HB 464 through HB 516 were read the second time.
Representative Crump moved that Rule 114 be suspended.
Which motion was adopted by the following vote:
Abel Akin Alter Auer Backer
Ballard Barnett Barry 100 Bartelsmeyer Bartle
Bennett Berkowitz Berkstresser Black Blunt
Boatright Bonner Boucher Boykins Bray 84
Britt Burton Campbell Carter Champion
Chrismer Cierpiot Clayton Cooper Crawford
Crump Daniel 42 Daniels 41 Davis 122 Davis 63
Days Dolan Dougherty Enz Evans
Farnen Fitzwater Foley Ford Foster
Franklin Fraser Froelker Gambaro Gaskill
George Gibbons Graham 106 Graham 24 Gratz
Green Griesheimer Gross Gunn Hagan-Harrell
Hampton Hanaway Harlan Hartzler 123 Hartzler 124
Hegeman Hendrickson Hilgemann Hohulin Holand
Hollingsworth Hoppe Hosmer Howerton Kasten
Kelley 47 Kelly 27 Kennedy King Kissell
Klindt Koller Kreider Lakin Lawson
Leake Legan Levin Liese Linton
Lograsso Long Loudon Luetkemeyer Luetkenhaus
Marble May 108 Mays 50 McBride McClelland
McKenna McLuckie Merideth Miller Monaco
Murphy Murray Myers Naeger Nordwald
O'Connor O'Toole Ostmann Overschmidt Parker
Patek Pouche Pryor Purgason Ransdall
Reid Reinhart Relford Reynolds Richardson
Ridgeway Rizzo Robirds Ross Sallee
Scheve Schilling Schwab Scott Seigfreid
Selby Shelton Shields Skaggs Smith
Stokan Summers Surface Thompson 37 Thompson 72
Townley Treadway Troupe Tudor Van Zandt
Vogel Wagner Ward Wiggins Williams 121
Williams 159 Wilson Wright Mr. Speaker
ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 002
The hour of the Joint Session having arrived, the Senate in a body was admitted, and Lieutenant
Governor Wilson presiding, called the Joint Assembly to order.
The Secretary of the Senate called the roll, which showed a majority of the Senators present:
Banks Bentley Bland Caskey Childers
Clay DePasco Ehlmann Flotron Goode
Graves House Howard Jacob Kenney
Kinder Klarich Mathewson Maxwell Mueller
Quick Rohrbach Russell Sims Staples
Steelman Stoll Westfall Wiggins Yeckel
ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 001
The Chief Clerk of the House called the roll, which showed a majority of the Representatives
Akin Alter Auer Backer Ballard
Barnett Barry 100 Bartelsmeyer Bartle Bennett
Berkowitz Berkstresser Black Blunt Boatright
Bonner Boucher Boykins Bray 84 Britt
Burton Campbell Carter Chrismer Cierpiot
Clayton Cooper Crawford Crump Daniel 42
Daniels 41 Davis 122 Davis 63 Days Dolan
Dougherty Elliott Enz Evans Farnen
Fitzwater Ford Foster Franklin Fraser
Froelker Gambaro Gaskill George Gibbons
Graham 106 Graham 24 Gratz Green Griesheimer
Gross Gunn Hagan-Harrell Hampton Hanaway
Harlan Hartzler 123 Hartzler 124 Hegeman Hendrickson
Hilgemann Hohulin Holand Hollingsworth Hoppe
Hosmer Howerton Kasten Kelley 47 Kelly 27
Kennedy King Kissell Klindt Koller
Kreider Lakin Lawson Leake Legan
Levin Liese Linton Lograsso Long
Loudon Luetkemeyer Luetkenhaus Marble May 108
Mays 50 McBride McClelland McKenna McLuckie
Merideth Miller Monaco Murphy Murray
Myers Naeger Nordwald O'Connor O'Toole
Ostmann Overschmidt Parker Patek Pouche
Pryor Ransdall Reid Reinhart Relford
Reynolds Richardson Ridgeway Rizzo Robirds
Ross Scheve Schilling Schwab Scott
Seigfreid Selby Shelton Shields Skaggs
Smith Stokan Summers Surface Thompson 37
Thompson 72 Townley Treadway Troupe Tudor
Van Zandt Vogel Wagner Ward Wiggins
Williams 121 Williams 159 Wright Mr. Speaker
ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 008
Abel Champion Foley Hickey Purgason
Sallee Secrest Wilson
The Doorkeeper announced the approach of the Honorable Mel Carnahan. The Governor was
duly escorted to the House Chamber and the Speaker's dais, where he delivered the following
message to the assembly in Joint Session.
STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
GOVERNOR MEL CARNAHAN
January 20, 1999
Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Mr. President Pro Tem, Distinguished State Officials, Members of
the 90th General Assembly, and Citizens of the State of Missouri:
Our nation hungers for heroes.
It is the nature of our spirit.
Heroes founded this land.
They built its greatness.
And now it is in the hands of the heroes of today to shape its vision for a new century.
For the ideals that inspired the American dream can only remain strong if we have the courage
and commitment to expand their possibilities.
Last year the eyes of the entire world were riveted on Missouri to watch the birth of a new
The young man might have seemed to some an unlikely candidate to reach such heights.
After all, he had 20/500 vision, a bulging disk in his back, weak arches that required special shoe
inserts, and had undergone three foot surgeries.
Yet at 8:18 p.m., on September 8, in St. Louis, none of those obstacles seemed important.
Mark McGwire sent the first pitch sailing over the corner of the left field wall and into the
But the McGwire miracle was far from over.
By the time the season ended, Mark not only broke the record for the number of home runs hit in
a single season--he demolished it.
And he did it with a humility and grace that made Missouri proud.
However, the true heroism of Mark McGwire is taking place off the field.
He is donating one million dollars for the next three years to help abused and neglected children.
Because he wants to give something back to a world that has given him so much.
From his own success, he wants to create opportunities for others.
Throughout our state, thousands of Missourians share those goals.
They may never be in the history books, or make millions of dollars, but they are dedicated to
These are today's heroes.
It is my privilege to introduce three of these who are here with us today .
First, I would like you to meet the youngest member of our group--Ashlee Vann from
Ashlee is a young girl with a big job.
She is only eleven, but she has been running a Kid's Café since she was nine.
Every evening, Ashlee feeds dinner to 60-70 needy children at her café.
She coordinates the entire project of preparing and serving the food, which is donated by Ozark
Ashlee has three to four other people, including several adults, who work with her, and she does
a great job.
Ashlee, would you please stand so we can recognize you for the work you do.
The second person I would like you to meet is Erika Lipiec from Maryville.
Erika is a high school freshman and has been actively involved in the anti-teen smoking
campaign in her community for more than two years.
She has testified before her city council in support of a city youth anti-smoking program that she
helped pass in 1997.
And she spoke at the Great American Smoke Out news conference last year.
Erika feels teen-age smoking is a serious problem and wants to improve the health of her
Erika, we appreciate your work on behalf of the good health of Missouri citizens.
Please stand and be recognized.
Our third guest today is Laurie Sybert, who teaches second grade at Leland Mills Elementary
School in Lake Ozark.
Laurie is one of those people we talk about when we say someone was "born to teach."
Her mother taught in a one-room schoolhouse and instilled in Laurie the need to go above and
beyond what she thought she was capable of doing.
During her thirteen years in the classroom, Laurie has taught her students that same lesson.
Ten years ago, Laurie's ability to reach beyond her limits was tested.
She was diagnosed with MS.
Her symptoms became so bad five years ago that she could barely walk, and her doctor advised
her to quit teaching.
Yet, this illness has inspired Laurie to be even more enthusiastic about her life and her work.
Today she lives each day to the fullest.
She is an outstanding example of the many excellent teachers we have in Missouri, and that is
why she was selected as the 1998-99 Missouri Teacher of the Year.
Laurie, we want to show our appreciation for you and all the other Missouri educators who have
dedicated their lives to preparing our young people for the future.
Please stand to be recognized.
All three of these honored guests here with us today are true Missouri heroes.
Each of them, in her own special way, is making a significant contribution to the success of our
state by bettering the lives of others.
As we begin this 1999 legislative session, these Missourians should be an inspiration to all of us.
We, too, have accepted the responsibility of working on behalf of a better life for others.
Today, I come before you to ask your cooperation in working on behalf of the best interests of the
people of Missouri as we prepare to meet the challenges of a new century.
The foundation for our success is found in a thriving economy.
Only a few short years ago, constructing such a foundation seemed impossible.
In the early years of this decade, we were mired in a recession.
Our companies were downsizing, forcing many Missourians to seek a new job for the first time
Yet today our unemployment rate is historically low.
According to the latest monthly reports, our unemployment numbers are the lowest in twenty
They are significantly lower than the national rate.
While Missouri's unemployment rate is holding at 3.3 percent, the national rate is 4.1.
Our aggressive approach to economic development and our landmark welfare reform efforts have
made the difference.
Since 1992, we created over 350,000 new jobs and moved over 121,000 of our citizens off
We gained 382 new or expanding business operations last year alone.
This gain translates into over a billion dollars of new private investment in our state.
At the same time, Missourians are receiving a good return on their tax dollars.
By any objective measure, Missouri is a low tax, low spending state.
We are one of only nine states to receive the highly coveted Triple A bond rating from all three
major bond rating agencies.
By completing a top to bottom review of government service--the first in several decades--we
have further reduced waste, duplication, and bureaucracy.
We must continue to give Missourians an even better return on their investment.
Because we have nurtured such a growing economy, we have, for the first time in almost a
generation, been able to give Missourians major permanent tax relief over the past few years.
In 1997, we eliminated the three percent general state sales tax on food.
These cuts give the average Missouri family the equivalent of two weeks of free groceries every
In 1998, we extended more tax relief to Missouri families and senior citizens.
We tripled the amount Missouri families can deduct for their dependents on their state income
We expanded the property tax credit that senior and disabled citizens receive so that more
Missourians on fixed incomes can stay in their homes.
And we implemented a new deduction so that those who care for elderly and disabled dependents
in their homes could also receive tax relief.
In fact, since 1994, we have been able to provide Missouri families with almost 430 million
dollars in permanent tax cuts.
I want to continue this good news for taxpayers.
Our robust economy this year makes it possible to offer new, meaningful tax relief.
First of all, we should increase the personal exemption that all Missourians receive on their state
income tax by $900.
This will raise each taxpayer's personal exemption to $2,100.
Every Missouri income taxpayer will benefit from this tax cut.
Our citizens have not received an increase in this exemption since 1946.
This plan will reduce the amount of state income tax that couples pay by up to $108 annually and
give individual filers up to a $54 tax break.
Over 200,000 more state households will not pay any state income tax at all.
We should also help Missouri businesses this year by reducing the amount they have to pay in
corporate franchise tax.
The vast majority of our Missouri businesses are small, but they create most of our new jobs.
Right now, businesses have to pay this tax if they have assets of at least $200,000.
I want to raise that threshold to one million dollars.
This tax cut would virtually eliminate the corporate franchise tax for small businesses.
The third prong of my tax relief plan is targeted at helping the self-employed in Missouri.
Currently, many of these entrepreneurs cannot afford health insurance.
By allowing our smallest businesses to deduct health insurance premiums from their adjusted
gross income, we can help them purchase affordable health care for themselves and their
When fully implemented, these three steps will give Missourians $191 million in new tax cuts.
And we can afford to give Missourians this reasonable tax relief without jeopardizing our
investments in education, public safety, and other crucial state services.
Without question, the most important thing we can do to prepare Missourians to meet the
challenges of a new century is to offer a high quality education system.
From the day Missouri children are born, each experience shapes their future and the future of
Because of our actions last session, Missouri families will have new opportunities to provide
their children with the experiences they need in order to enter school ready to learn.
Our early childhood initiative provides thousands of Missouri children with access to affordable,
quality child care so they can receive a strong start in life.
And I want to publicly thank our Missouri veterans for their help during the legislative process in
getting this legislation passed.
These men and women who served in our Armed Forces to protect our generation are now
helping to protect the next one through their support of new child care services for Missouri's
One of these new child care services that is receiving an exciting response is our "Jump Start"
Because of "Jump Start," Missouri parents will now have access to quality child care for their
pre-school children in many of our public schools and communities.
So far, 160 sites at 124 different school districts have requested to participate in this innovative
new approach to early childhood care and education.
To implement the work we began last year, my budget contains $55.6 million for early childhood
care and education.
Of course, once our children enter public school, we want them to receive the best education
I am pleased to announce that for the fourth year in a row I am recommending that you act to
fully fund our new, more equitable school foundation formula.
By doing so, we give students the resources they need to receive a world class education.
This new formula was a part of our Outstanding Schools Act of 1993.
It implemented numerous reforms to make both Missouri schools and students more accountable
for their progress.
I believe we can do more this session in the area of school accountability by ensuring that
children are mastering the basics, particularly in the early grades.
The public and employers are rightfully concerned when students are promoted from one grade to
the next without acquiring the basic academic knowledge and skills they need to succeed at the
next grade level.
To address their concerns, I want to allow school districts to make remedial classes a condition of
promotion for those students who have not mastered the basic skills of their particular grade
This is especially important in the early grades where students must build a solid foundation for
Our proposal provides the funds to enable schools to offer this extra attention to students who
Students judged to be academically deficient can be required to attend summer school classes or
tutorial activities after school or on weekends.
Schools can also require parents to sign a contract pledging to conduct home-based support
activities as a condition of promotion.
Under this plan, our Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will examine how well
schools are improving the scores of the lowest performing students on our assessment tests.
These results will be taken into consideration when the school's accreditation status is reviewed.
School districts will also keep their patrons informed on the progress of underachieving students
through their public school report card.
These actions will reinforce our emphasis on high expectations and accountability for learning.
Over the past few years, we have focused a great deal of attention on making our schools safe
places for our students to attend--inside, outside, and on the bus.
For the safety of our students, I have also directed the departments of Elementary and Secondary
Education and Public Safety to jointly develop a model school disaster plan.
Many of our local schools are ill prepared to handle all aspects of the natural disasters and
traumatic crises that can occur such as the tragic shootings in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
By developing a model plan, school districts will have a standard to compare against their local
plan to see if changes need to be made.
A statewide crisis team will be available upon the request of local school officials to offer
immediate assistance in the case of any school emergencies.
We will also finish our efforts this year to wire schools to the Internet, so Missouri students will
have access to information from around the world.
This year, for the first time, every school district in Missouri will have high speed access to the
Computer literacy is a vital tool for today's job seekers and will be indispensable in the
workplace of the future.
Last year, we made major progress in improving access to higher education for Missourians by
authorizing four new programs.
Our new Bridge Scholarships, College Guarantee Program, Advantage Missouri, and MOSTARS
Higher Education Savings Fund will make it possible for more of our high school graduates to
gain the advanced education and training they need to meet the demands of today's employers.
My budget recommendations include $10.5 million to implement these new education access
Making it possible for our young people to have access to a better and more advanced education
is going to pay tremendous dividends for the generations to come.
But in the new world economy, we must ensure Missouri businesses have the kind of highly
skilled workers they need to compete.
I am proud of the workforce development progress we have made.
Last year our workforce system helped 125,000 Missourians get jobs.
But even though we are using innovative practices such as one-stop career centers, our
fragmented workforce system is not as efficient and user friendly as it could be.
Many Missourians who seek employment and training services are still being bounced from
office to office to have their needs met.
During a one month period this summer, the same St. Louis employer received visits by job
development representatives from three different state agencies that were all trying to help him
find qualified people to fill his job openings.
This kind of duplication is a waste of time and money.
Therefore, we must take our approach to workforce development in a new direction.
Our administration wants to create a Division of Workforce Development.
According to our proposal, this new division will replace our existing Division of Job
Development and Training that is under our Department of Economic Development.
All employment, training, and job matching functions from the Department of Labor and
Industrial Relations will move to the new division.
This consolidation will be a huge improvement for both workers and employers.
Employers will find state workforce services to be more responsive to their needs, and
Missourians will be better prepared for the jobs that are available in the labor force.
Missourians will need all the education and training they can obtain to meet the challenges of a
new century, but they must be healthy if they are to be able to use their talents productively.
Last year I came to you on behalf of the thousands of children in our state who are not receiving
the basic primary and preventive health care services they need.
These families had no health insurance and no realistic prospect of obtaining affordable health
But today, many of these families are breathing a sigh of relief because you approved our
Children's Health Initiative last session.
Thanks to our new MC-Plus Program for Kids, 90,000 children with no health insurance and no
prospect of getting health insurance can now have access to affordable health care.
In only four months of the program, we have already enrolled nearly 25,000 children.
Thousands of Missouri children whose lives were in danger have been rescued by the responsible
action we took last year, and I commend you for your support of this program.
Unfortunately, the good health of many of our citizens is in danger because of another
Tobacco use is the leading cause of cancer in this country, and Missouri has the second highest
rate of tobacco use of any state.
Approximately 28 percent of all Missouri adults smoke.
Even more alarming, recent studies indicate that more than 40 percent of our state's teenagers
These statistics are taking their toll.
Tobacco use contributes to 28 deaths in Missouri every day.
And now we know that nicotine found in tobacco is often a "gateway" drug that leads our
teenagers to other substance abuse.
That is why the work of every day heroes like Erika here is so important.
Ninety percent of all smokers started smoking before the age of 21.
So if we can stop teens from smoking before they start, we can make significant headway in
bringing down both the human and health care costs of tobacco use.
Now, because of a recent legal development, we have a tremendous opportunity to save the lives
of countless Missouri young people in future years.
The recent Tobacco Settlement that was reached will allow Missouri to recover a portion of the
health care costs our state and taxpayers have incurred or will incur because of smoking and
I want to applaud the work of our Attorney General Jay Nixon for his leadership in reaching this
However, litigation involving these funds is still pending.
Payments under the settlement are not expected to begin until the year 2000.
Before any settlement dollars come to Missouri, a final judgment must be obtained.
In addition, the federal government may try to recover these funds or dictate their use.
While we intend to fight this action, none of us can be certain of the outcome.
Therefore, we need to set this money aside until we are confident that these funds are, in fact,
available to Missouri.
I ask you to establish a Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund, pending the outcome of the litigation and
Its purpose will be to preserve these funds for future investments to support anti-teen smoking
initiatives and to improve the health and education of future generations.
Unless we can reduce the number of teens and young people who are smoking in Missouri, our
taxpayers will continue to pay the huge financial and human price that is associated with tobacco.
The emotional well being of our citizens is just as important as their physical health.
When our citizens develop a serious mental illness, the necessary treatment they require can
financially ruin their family.
The Joint Interim Committee on Mental Health Insurance Availability, co-chaired by Senator
Jerry Howard and Rep. Mike Schilling, should be recognized for its examination of the
accessibility of mental health services in Missouri.
I look forward to working with the committee members this session to see how we can improve
both the quality and access to mental health services in Missouri.
In addition to preparing a healthier and better educated Missouri for a new century, we must
ensure that our streets and neighborhoods are safe for our citizens.
During the six years of our administration, we have passed some of the toughest crime laws in
Our new, tougher sentencing laws are helping to keep the most dangerous criminals behind bars
and making juveniles that commit dangerous felonies serve adult sentences,
Partly as a result of tougher sentencing, we have experienced a great reduction in serious crime in
Our new law passed last year to battle the evil producers and traffickers of the deadly drug
methamphetamine is the toughest in the nation.
Other states are looking at our legislation as a model for their own approaches.
Our strong new laws to keep insidious sexual offenders under intense supervision for the rest of
their lives are taking hold.
But we need to take some additional actions this session for the further protection of our citizens.
The law we enacted in 1994 requires sex offenders to register and provide information to local
law enforcement agencies.
Currently, our citizens can only keep track of these criminals by contacting law enforcement
offices or the State Highway Patrol's central registry during regular business hours.
To make this information more accessible to the public, we need to make it available on the
Internet through our Department of Public Safety's home page.
Missourians going to that web page will be able to find out the offender's name, place of
residence, date of birth, appearance, and criminal record.
We also need a juvenile sexual offender registry.
In 1997, 961 minors in our state were referred to juvenile court for sexual offenses.
But we currently have no law requiring the registration of juvenile sex offenders, even though
this information would greatly assist the police and juvenile authorities in keeping our schools
and our streets safe from dangerous sex offenders.
While we must maintain the confidentiality that is required by state law for young offenders, we
need to require juvenile courts to maintain a registry of juvenile sex offenders.
State agencies would be required to share information.
A sound transportation infrastructure is crucial to Missouri's economic vitality and the safety of
its motorists in a new century.
I, like many of you, am greatly disheartened by the financial insolvency of the 15-Year Plan.
Throughout my years of public service, I have been a strong advocate of a top quality
transportation infrastructure for Missouri.
When the 15-Year Plan was under consideration in the legislature years ago, I came up here as
Lieutenant Governor to lobby for its passage.
However, it is now clear that despite the good intentions of many people, the plan cannot be built
with currently available revenues.
However, many of the projects in the 15-Year Plan remain crucial to Missouri's future.
And important new needs have emerged since the plan was originally drafted.
To protect and advance Missouri's economic health, we must find enough common ground to
move forward in the development of a total transportation plan that has bipartisan support.
I fully recognize that we face major obstacles.
But we must keep working at it until we can achieve enough consensus to move forward.
And we must make real progress this year because delay will only cost more money, more lives,
and more missed economic opportunities.
Among the more significant obstacles is the divisiveness over the regional allocation of
The rural/urban split will continue to be a highly contentious issue--and an impediment to
statewide progress--unless we can reach agreement on an allocation process that Missourians in
all regions will view as fair.
The Highway and Transportation Commission has taken an important step toward addressing this
It will soon establish a Rural/Urban Advisory Group to recommend changes that will increase
public confidence in the way the Commission makes future rural/urban allocation decisions.
I urge all of you to lend your support to this important initiative.
During our administration, we have demanded much more of our state employees.
We have put a great deal of effort into eliminating government inefficiency in order to improve
But improved customer service in state government requires an experienced, dedicated, and
If we want high quality services, we must have high quality people providing those services.
So for my past six years as governor, we have taken steps to attract and retain the best state
employees so we would not lose them to private industry.
This year is no exception.
For the fourth year in a row, I am recommending that our state employees receive marketplace
While the percentage will vary depending on the salary relationship of the employee to the
marketplace, most of our state employees will receive about a five percent increase.
As we continue to work to bring public sector salaries in line with the private sector, we should
also work in other ways to place public employees on an equal footing with their private sector
I hope this General Assembly will work to send me a bipartisan bill granting public employees
the right to bargain collectively.
These are some of the major issues that I would like us to address this year.
And as we begin that work, I believe we can look to the every day heroes who have joined us
today for inspiration.
Ashlee, Erika, and Laurie are heroes, not because of one single act of bravery.
But because they have found the courage to embrace goals that are bigger than any one person
and the selflessness to work toward those goals every day of their lives.
Feeding sixty people day in and day out is not an easy task.
But Ashlee does it so that these children will have the nourishment they need to grow into strong
Standing up against the peer pressure to smoke and working to convince others of the dangers of
tobacco is difficult.
But Erika does it so that the teenagers in her community will be able to grow up to be healthy
Teaching a class full of second graders every day and dealing with all their questions, problems,
and enthusiasm is always challenging.
But Laurie is dedicated to helping them become productive, responsible adults.
Now is our time to be the heroes of our day--to embrace goals that are bigger than any one
person, one party, or one branch of government.
Our state and our nation have just gone through another hard fought election campaign.
But that campaign is over, and the people have spoken.
Now the citizens of the State of Missouri expect us to work together on the issues that matter to
them--good jobs, a better education and health care for their children, and a safe place to live.
This is not the time to speak of politics.
That time will come again, but it is not this day.
This is a time to do the people's business.
When I was elected governor, I made a commitment to the people of Missouri to do a good job
on their behalf.
And that is what I intend to do.
I want to work with all of you in building on the tremendous accomplishments we have achieved
in the past.
And so I ask that you join me in the spirit of bipartisan cooperation that has made those
Where there are questions, let us find answers.
Where there is emotion, let us find reason.
Where there are differences, let us find common ground.
May this sacred seat of government and the hallowed principles that shaped it, elevate our ideas
and our conduct.
The people of the State of Missouri have entrusted us with their future.
We must not fail them.
The Joint Session was dissolved by Lieutenant Governor Wilson.
Speaker Gaw resumed the Chair.
REFERRAL OF HOUSE BILLS
The following House Bills were referred to the Committee indicated:
HB 101 - Critical Issues
HB 102 - Fiscal Review
HB 103 - Civil and Administrative Law
HB 104 - Judiciary
HB 105 - Education - Elementary and Secondary
HB 106 - Civil and Administrative Law
HB 107 - Municipal Corporations
HB 108 - Critical Issues
HB 109 - Governmental Organization and Review
HB 110 - Federal-State Relations and Veterans Affairs
HB 111 - Criminal Law
HB 112 - Utilities Regulation
HB 113 - Civil and Administrative Law
HB 114 - Ways and Means
HB 115 - Ways and Means
HB 116 - Ways and Means
HB 117 - Criminal Law
HB 118 - Ways and Means
HB 119 - Ways and Means
HB 120 - Ways and Means
HB 121 - Ways and Means
HB 122 - Ways and Means
HB 123 - Judiciary
HB 124 - Public Safety and Law Enforcement
HB 125 - Children, Youth and Families
HB 126 - Education - Elementary and Secondary
HB 127 - Consumer Protection and Housing
HB 128 - Public Health
HB 129 - Critical Issues
HB 130 - Judiciary
HB 131 - Labor
HB 132 - Labor
HB 133 - Federal-State Relations and Veterans Affairs
HB 134 - Elections
HB 135 - Civil and Administrative Law
HB 136 - Civil and Administrative Law
HB 137 - Agriculture
HB 138 - Civil and Administrative Law
HB 139 - Tourism, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
HB 140 - Judiciary
HB 141 - Motor Vehicle and Traffic Regulations
HB 142 - Insurance
HB 143 - Ways and Means
HB 144 - Ways and Means
HB 145 - Environment and Energy
HB 146 - Agriculture
HB 148 - Criminal Law
HB 149 - Public Safety and Law Enforcement
HB 150 - Civil and Administrative Law
HB 151 - Civil and Administrative Law
HB 152 - Agriculture
HB 153 - Agriculture
HB 154 - Governmental Organization and Review
HB 155 - Civil and Administrative Law
HB 156 - Local Government and Related Matters
HB 157 - Motor Vehicle and Traffic Regulations
HB 158 - Education - Elementary and Secondary
HB 159 - Governmental Organization and Review
HB 160 - Consumer Protection and Housing
HB 161 - Judiciary
HB 162 - Workers Compensation and Employment Security
HB 165 - Criminal Law
HB 166 - Labor
HB 167 - Consumer Protection and Housing
HB 168 - Education - Elementary and Secondary
HB 169 - Professional Registration and Licensing
HB 170 - Social Services, Medicaid and the Elderly
HB 172 - Ways and Means
HB 173 - Motor Vehicle and Traffic Regulations
HB 174 - State Parks, Natural Resources and Mining
HB 175 - Professional Registration and Licensing
HB 176 - Ways and Means
HB 177 - Transportation
HB 178 - Public Safety and Law Enforcement
HB 179 - Ways and Means
HB 180 - Environment and Energy
HB 181 - Motor Vehicle and Traffic Regulations
HB 182 - Elections
HB 183 - Criminal Law
HB 184 - Motor Vehicle and Traffic Regulations
HB 185 - Motor Vehicle and Traffic Regulations
HB 186 - Social Services, Medicaid and the Elderly
RE-REFERRAL OF HOUSE BILL
The following House Bill was re-referred to the Committee indicated:
HB 81 - State Parks, Natural Resources and Mining
Committee on Ethics, Chairman Clayton reporting:
Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Ethics, to which was referred MISSOURI LEGISLATIVE
BLACK CAUCUS, begs leave to report it has examined the same and approves it pursuant to
TO: Anne Walker, Chief Clerk
House of Representatives
FROM: Representative Russell Gunn, Chair
Missouri Legislative Black Caucus
DATE: January 13, 1999
RE: Missouri Legislative Black Caucus
In accordance with Section 105.473.3(2)(c)d and the rules of the Missouri House of
Representatives, a listing of the members of the 90th General Assembly's House of
Representatives' Missouri Legislative Black Caucus is attached.
Consider this letter a formal application to the Committee on Judiciary and Ethics to renew this
caucus, the commonality of interest, the advantages of forming this caucus, and the regularity of
Please contact me at (573) 751-4726, if you have any questions concerning this caucus
organization. I shall serve as the designated member to present this caucus to the committee.
Members of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus
/s/ Rep. Russell Gunn /s/ Rep. Carson Ross
Chairman D-70 Vice-Chair R-55
/s/ Rep. Rita Days /s/ Rep. Amber Boykins
Treasurer D-71 Secretary D-60
/s/ Sen. J.B. "Jet" Banks, D-5 /s/ Sen. William L. Clay, Jr., D-4
/s/ Sen. Mary Groves Bland, D-9 /s/ Rep. Paula J. Carter, D-61
/s/ Rep. Lloyd Daniel, D-42 /s/ Rep. Fletcher Daniel, D-41
/s/ Rep. Louis Ford, D-58 /s/ Rep. O.L. Shelton, D-57
/s/ Rep. Betty Thompson, D-72 /s/ Rep. Charles Q. Troupe, D-62
/s/ Rep. Vernon Thompson, D-37
Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Ethics, to which was referred CLOUT CAUCUS, begs leave
to report it has examined the same and approves it pursuant to 105.473.3(2)(c)d RSMo.
TO: Anne Walker, Chief Clerk
FROM: Representative Sam Gaskill, Acting Chairman
DATE: January 19, 1999
RE: Approval of CLOUT Caucus
In accordance with Section 105.473.3(2)(c)d RSMo 1991, we are listing the following members
of the General Assembly as members of the Concerned Legislators Opposing Unnecessary Taxes
26 /s/ Jim Seigfreid, D
50 /s/ Carol Jean Mays, D
66 /s/ Harry Kennedy, D
82 /s/ David Levin, R
113 /s/ Bill Gratz, D
114 /s/ Carl Vogel, R
117 /s/ Larry Crawford, R
122 /s/ D.J. Davis, D
131 /s/ Sam Gaskill, R
134 /s/ Norma Champion, R
135 /s/ Roy Holand, R
143 /s/ Estel Robirds, R
150 /s/ Kelly Parker, D
162 /s/ Denny Merideth, I
Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Ethics, to which was referred GREATER KANSAS CITY
REPUBLICAN CAUCUS, begs leave to report it has examined the same and approves it
pursuant to 105.473.3(2)(c)d.
TO: Representative Robert Clayton, Chairman
Judiciary & Ethics Committee
FROM: Representative Don Lograsso
DATE: January 7, 1999
RE: Greater Kansas City Republican Caucus
In accordance with Section 105.473.3(2)(c)d and the rules of the Missouri House of
Representatives, a listing of the members of the 90th General Assembly's House of
Representatives' Greater Kansas City Republican Caucus is attached.
Consider this letter a formal application to the Committee on Judiciary and Ethics to approve this
caucus, the commonality of interest and the advantages of forming this caucus.
Please contact me at (573) 751-1487, if you have any questions concerning this caucus
organization. I shall serve as the designated member to present this caucus to the committee.
Members of the Greater Kansas City Republican Caucus
/s/ Rep. Don Lograsso, R-54 /s/ Rep. Luann Ridgeway, R-35
/s/ Rep. Carson Ross, R-55 /s/ Rep. Connie Cierpiot, R-52
/s/ Rep. Pat Kelley, R-47 /s/ Rep. Bill Tudor, R-45
/s/ Rep. Fred Pouche, R-30 /s/ Rep. Bonnie Sue Cooper, R-32
/s/ Rep. Annie Reinhart, R-34 /s/ Rep. Ed Hartzler, R-123
/s/ Rep. Matt Bartle, R-56 /s/ Sen. Bill Kenney, R-8
Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Ethics, to which was referred CAUCUS FOR
LEGISLATORS FOR A MODERATE AGENDA, begs leave to report it has examined the
same and approves it pursuant to 105.473.3(2)(c)d RSMo.
TO: State Representative Robert Clayton
FROM: State Representative Timothy Green
DATE: January 13, 1999
RE: Caucus for Legislators for a Moderate Agenda
In accordance with section 105.473.3(2)(c)d RSMo 1991, we are listing the following members
of the General Assembly as members of the Caucus for Legislators for a Moderate Agenda.
/s/ Mark Abel 103
/s/ Ron Auer 59
/s/ Joan Barry 100
/s/ Dorathea Davis 63
/s/ Jim Foley 81
/s/ Tommy George 74
/s/ Chuck Graham 24
/s/ Timothy Green 73
/s/ John Hickey 80
/s/ Kate Hollingsworth 101
/s/ Thomas Hoppe 46
/s/ Harry Kennedy 66
/s/ Don Kissell 17
/s/ Jim Kreider 142
/s/ Christopher Liese 85
/s/ Bill Luetkenhaus 12
/s/ Brian May 108
/s/ Ryan McKenna 102
/s/ Ralph Monaco 49
/s/ Dana Murray 69
/s/ Patrick O'Connor 79
/s/ Jim O'Toole 68
/s/ Dave Reynolds 77
/s/ Wes Wagner 104
/s/ Ted Farnen 21
/s/ Robert Clayton 10
Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Ethics, to which was referred RULES OF PROCEDURE,
begs leave to report it has examined the same and approves it pursuant to 105.473.3(2)(c)d
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 72
COMMITTEE ON ETHICS
RULES OF PROCEDURE
RULE 1. Scope and Authority - These Rules of Procedure govern the conduct of the
investigation of complaints of ethical misconduct by a member of the House and are adopted
pursuant to House Rule 38.
RULE 2. Definitions
As used in these rules, unless the context requires otherwise, the following words and terms shall
have the following meanings, and the use of masculine gender shall include the feminine.
(1) Censure - A sanction which recognizes the respondent's conduct constituted a legal or moral
wrong, and which shall include punishment in the form of denying privileges of office, which
recommendation is included as part of the committee's report and requires the presence of the
respondent in the chamber during consideration and vote by the entire House on such resolution.
(2) Letter of Reproval - A sanction which expresses disapproval of conduct based on the
appropriateness of such conduct by a legislator, regardless of whether the conduct constitutes a
legal or moral wrong and is included as part of the committee's report.
(3) Reprimand - A sanction which recognizes the respondent's conduct constituted a legal or
moral wrong and which may include punishment in the form of denying privileges of the office,
which recommendation is included as part of the committee's report, is issued by the Speaker and
the recommendation for reprimand is made a public record.
RULE 3. Quorums
A quorum exists when a majority of the members of the Committee are present.
RULE 4. Form of Complaints
A. All complaints filed with the Speaker against a member of the House shall be made by a
member. The complaints shall be confidential and shall be referred to the Committee on Ethics
within ten (10) days and shall be in writing and under oath, setting forth in simple, concise and
(1) The name and legal address of the member or members acting as complainant;
(2) The name of the member of the House alleged to have engaged in the commission of a crime,
misconduct, willful neglect of duty, corruption in office or other acts constituting ethical
misconduct. "Misconduct", means:
(a) Any conduct constituting a legal or moral wrong which materially impairs the member's
ability to perform the duties of his office or substantially impairs public confidence in the
(b) Any conduct constituting a conflict of interest under chapter 105, RSMo;
(c) The intentional filing of a false complaint or the filing of a complaint in reckless disregard of
(3) The nature of the alleged crime, misconduct, neglect, corruption or other unethical act,
including when applicable, the specific law, rule, regulation or ethical standard violated;
(4) The facts alleged to have given rise to the violation; and
(5) Where the facts are alleged upon the information and belief of the complainant, the
complaint shall so state and set forth the basis for such information and belief.
B. All documents in the possession of the complainant that are relevant to and in support of the
allegations shall be appended to the complaint.
RULE 5. Initial Examination of the Complaint by the Committee
A. Within thirty (30) days of the assignment of the complaint by the Speaker, the Committee
shall determine if it is in compliance with Rule 4 of these Rules, and whether on the face of the
complaint, the allegations contained therein are within the jurisdiction of the Committee, and if
so, whether the allegations merit proceeding to a preliminary hearing. The complainant shall not
act as a member of the Committee at a hearing in which the complainant is likely to be called as
a necessary witness. A respondent shall not act as a member of the Committee for purposes of
B. Complaints determined not to be in compliance with Rule 4 of these Rules shall be returned
to the complainant with a general statement that it is not in compliance with the Rules of
Procedure. The complaint may be resubmitted in the proper form.
C. Once a determination has been made that the complaint complies with Rule 4 of these rules, a
majority of the Committee appointed shall vote by roll call to either:
(1) Defer action pending completion of any other administrative, disciplinary, commission, or
(2) Proceed to a preliminary hearing;
(3) Dismiss the complaint.
D. In determining whether or not to proceed the Committee shall consider the following:
(1) The credible evidence contained in the complaint or appended thereto of the commission of a
crime, misconduct, willful neglect of duty, corruption in office, or other acts violating applicable
(2) Other administrative or disciplinary action by other interested bodies;
(3) Criminal investigation, Missouri Ethics Commission proceeding, or judicial proceedings,
either civil or criminal; and
(4) Other relevant circumstances that would justify expediting, declining or deferring action by
E. Complaints determined to be in compliance with Rule 4 of these Rules and accepted for a
preliminary hearing shall be transmitted to the respondent with a copy of the Rules of Procedure
and notice in writing that the respondent has twenty-one (21) calendar days to respond to the
complaint either by way of answer or motion pursuant to Rule 6 of these Rules. The complainant
shall also be notified, in writing, of the action of the Committee. Examination of the complaint
and the determination of Rule 4.C. shall be conducted in a closed meeting.
RULE 6. Answers and Motions
A. If the Committee determines that the complaint merits proceeding to a preliminary hearing,
the respondent shall have twenty-one (21) calendar days in which to respond to the complaint by
way of answer or motion, unless this time period is waived by the respondent. Any answer or
motion shall be in writing, signed by the respondent and his counsel, if he has one, and shall be
limited to the following:
(1) An admission or denial under oath, of the allegations set forth in the complaint, including
negative and affirmative defenses, and any other relevant information, including supporting
evidence which the respondent may desire to submit;
(2) An objection to the jurisdiction of the Committee to investigate the complaint; or
(3) An objection to the participation of any member of the Committee in an investigation of the
complaint on the grounds that the member cannot render an impartial and unbiased decision in
the case. The majority of the members present shall rule on the objection to the participation of
any member of the Committee. A temporary replacement shall be made to serve on the
Committee on Ethics for all actions concerning a particular complaint for any member of the
Committee who is prevented from acting on a complaint under these rules.
B. Any motion submitted pursuant to this rule is not in lieu of an answer and shall be
accompanied by a memorandum of points and authorities. Answers or motions not submitted
within the twenty-one (21) calendar-day-period shall not be considered by the Committee.
C. The Chairman of the Committee shall pass upon such motions as soon as practicable and
notice of the decision shall be furnished to the respondent and the complainant. A motion to
quash a subpoena shall be decided by the Chairman of the Committee.
D. Time limitations imposed by this Rule may be extended when, in the discretion of the
Chairman, such extension would facilitate a fair and complete inquiry and may be shortened
when the Chairman determines that there are special circumstances compelling expedition, and
upon twenty-four (24) hours notice of said action to the respondent and the claimant.
E. In the event that a special counsel is retained by the Committee, the attorney-client privilege
is applicable to the Committee and not to the House.
RULE 7. Preliminary Hearings
A. A preliminary hearing may be held to hear arguments based on the pleadings submitted in the
case. The preliminary hearing shall be an open meeting. The committee shall provide the
complainant and the respondent or counsel for the complainant and respondent an opportunity to
present, orally or in writing, a statement, which shall be under oath or affirmation, regarding the
allegations and any other relevant questions arising out of the pleadings. A complainant or
respondent who is represented by counsel shall not be questioned in the absence of counsel
unless an explicit waiver is obtained.
B. The committee shall require that testimony be given under oath or affirmation. The form of
the oath or affirmation shall be: "Do you solemnly swear (or affirm) that the testimony you will
give before this committee in the matter now under consideration will be the truth, the whole
truth, and nothing but the truth (so help you God)?" The oath or affirmation shall be
administered by the Chairman or Committee member designated by him to administer oaths.
Members of the committee shall be give an opportunity to question the complainant and
respondent or counsel for the complainant or respondent following the opening statements.
C. At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, a majority of the Committee shall vote by roll
call to either:
(1) Dismiss the complaint; or
(2) Proceed by
(a) undertaking an investigative hearing; or
(b) deciding the case based upon the preliminary hearing.
A decision based upon a preliminary hearing shall require the consent of the respondent.
D. If the committee decides to make a summary decision of the case and the respondent accepts
this disposition the committee may, by a majority vote, recommend one of the following
(a) Letter of reproval;
(b) Reprimand; or
RULE 8. Investigative Hearings
A. An investigative hearing may be held on the record to receive evidence upon which to base
findings, conclusions, and recommendations, if any, to the House. The Committee may require,
by subpoena or otherwise, or by subpoena duces tecum, the attendance and testimony of such
witnesses and the production of such books, records, correspondence, memorandums, papers and
documents as it deems necessary. The Committee may obtain a court-issued subpoena in the
event that any person refuses to obey the subpoena issued by the Committee.
B. Prior to setting a hearing date and issuing subpoenas for witnesses, the Committee shall
resolve the scope and purpose of the hearings. A copy of this statement of scope and purpose
shall be furnished to all witnesses. During the course of the hearings the Committee may expand
or contract the scope in light of evidence received.
C. The order of the investigative hearing shall be as follows:
(1) The Chairman shall open the hearing by stating the Committee's authority to conduct the
investigation, the purpose of the investigation and its scope.
(2) The complainant and the respondent or counsel for the complainant and respondent shall be
permitted to make opening statements. Such opening statements shall not exceed fifteen
(3) Testimony from witnesses and other evidence pertinent to the matter under investigation
shall be received in the following order:
(a) Witnesses and other evidence offered by the complainant;
(b) Witnesses and other evidence offered by the respondent;
(c) Witnesses and other evidence offered by the Committee staff; and
(d) Rebuttal witnesses.
(4) The Chairman or his designee shall examine each witness. The Committee members may
then question the witness. The respondent or his counsel may then cross-examine the witness.
Redirect or recross examination may be permitted in the Chairman's discretion. With respect to
witnesses offered by the respondent, a witness shall be examined first by the respondent or his
counsel, if he has one, and then may be cross-examined by the complainant or his counsel, if he
has one, and then may be cross-examined by the Chairman or his designee. Committee members
may then question the witness. Redirect and recross examination may be permitted in the
D. Testimony of all witnesses shall be taken under oath. The form of the oath shall be: "Do you
solemnly swear or affirm that the testimony you will give before this committee in the matter
now under consideration will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you
God?" The oath shall be administered by the Chairman or Committee member designated by
him to administer oaths.
RULE 9. Admissibility of Evidence
A. The object of the hearings shall be to ascertain the truth. Any evidence that is relevant and
probative shall be admissible, unless privileged or unless the Constitution otherwise requires its
exclusion. Objections going only to the weight that should be given to evidence will not justify
B. The Chairman or other member presiding shall rule upon any question of admissibility of
testimony or evidence presented to the Committee. The Chairman or other member presiding
may limit the presentation of repetitious evidence. Rulings shall be final unless reversed or
modified by a majority vote of the Committee members present.
C. At an investigative hearing, the burden of proof is on the complainant with respect to each
count to establish the facts alleged therein clearly and convincingly by the evidence that he
RULE 10. Witnesses
A. A subpoena to a witness shall be served sufficiently in advance of his scheduled appearance
to allow him a reasonable period of time, as determined by the Committee, to prepare for the
hearing and to employ counsel should he so desire.
B. Except as otherwise specifically authorized by the Chairman, no member of the Committee or
staff shall make public the name of any witness subpoenaed by the Committee before his
C. Witnesses at investigative hearings may be accompanied by their counsel for the purpose of
advising them concerning their constitutional rights and to raise objections to procedures or to
the admissibility of testimony and evidence. Counsel for a witness other than the respondent
shall not be permitted to engage in oral argument with the Committee. After a witness has
testified, his counsel may submit to the Committee, in writing, any questions he wishes
propounded to his client and any request for additional witnesses or other evidence. Such request
may be granted in the discretion of the Committee.
D. The respondent may apply to the Committee for the issuance of subpoenas for the appearance
of witnesses or the production of documents on his behalf. The application shall be granted upon
good cause shown by the respondent that the proposed testimony or evidence is relevant and not
otherwise available. The application shall be denied if not made at a reasonable time or if the
testimony or evidence would be merely cumulative.
E. The respondent is entitled to present witnesses in his behalf. However, the chairman may
limit such testimony when, in his discretion, he finds the testimony is repetitious or cumulative.
F. Each witness subpoenaed by the committee shall be reimbursed for those reasonable expenses
approved by the Committee.
G. Each witness shall be furnished a printed copy of the Rules of Procedure and the pertinent
provisions of the Rules of the House applicable to the rights of witnesses.
H. Within ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled investigative hearing, the Chairman shall
notify the respondent, in writing, of the witnesses that are to appear before the Committee.
Within five (5) calendar days before the scheduled investigative hearing, the respondent shall
notify the Committee, in writing, of the witnesses that are to appear in his behalf. Additional
witnesses may be brought before the Committee, in the discretion of the Chairman or other
member presiding and upon good cause, if their whereabouts or existence were unknown to the
respondent at the time for submission of the witness list to Committee.
RULE 11. Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations
A. At the completion of the preliminary hearing or investigative hearings, the Committee, by a
majority vote of its members, shall, within forty-five (45) days, adopt a report stating its findings
and conclusions on the complaint. The report shall be filed with the Chief Clerk of the House
and shall be printed in the House Journal. In the event the Committee finds that the complaint is
not well-founded, the report shall so state, and shall include a copy of a Letter of Reproval if the
Committee authorized such sanction. In the event the Committee finds that the complaint is
well-founded, the report shall state the Committee's recommendation in a resolution appended
B. The resolution shall state the Committee's findings and conclusions on each allegation in the
complaint with the recommendation that the House:
(1) Expel the member as provided in Article III, Section 18 of the Missouri Constitution;
(2) Punish the member as provided in Article III, Section 18 of the Missouri Constitution, by
reprimand on the adoption of the resolution, or by censure by the Speaker in open session; or
(3) Take no further action, stating the reasons therefor.
RULE 12. Matters not covered in these Rules of Procedure
The Rules of Procedure of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Standards
of Official Conduct of the 103rd Congress shall be taken as guidelines in deciding questions,
issues, and other matters not otherwise provided for in these Rules of Procedure, except that the
Rules of the Missouri House of Representatives governing the party representation on
committees shall apply to this Committee.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
Williams, Deleta C
Griesheimer, John E.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
Ford, Louis H. C
Graham, James E.
Hegeman, Daniel J.
Carter, Paula J.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND PROBLEMS
Kelly, Glenda C
Graham, James E.
Backer, Gracia Y.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, POLICY & PLANNING
Daniel, Lloyd C
Richardson, Mark L.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON GAMING AND WAGERING
Scheve, May C
Foley, James Michael
JOINT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE POLICY AND PLANNING
Davis, Dorathea C
Naeger, Patrick A.
Shields, Charles W.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH
Clayton, Robert C
McClelland, Emmy L.
Relford, Randall H.
Van Zandt, Tim
JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT
Bonner, Dennis C
Elliott, T. Mark
O'Toole, James P.
Reid, Michael J.
Hagan-Harrell, Mary M.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON WETLANDS
Reynolds, David L. C
Hegeman, Daniel J.
Ransdall, Bill L.
Richardson, Mark L.
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
The following House Concurrent Resolution was offered and read the first time:
HCR 9, introduced by Representative Bonner, to request the President of the United States to
establish a task force within the executive branch to closely monitor imports of steel products to
the United States from other countries to determine whether international trade agreements are
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS
The following House Bills were read the first time and copies ordered printed:
HB 517, introduced by Representatives Backer, Hickey, O'Connor, Farnen, Leake, Williams
(159) and Champion, et al, relating to the motorcycle safety program advisory committee.
HB 518, introduced by Representative Ross, relating to local sales tax for tourism.
HB 519, introduced by Representatives Relford, Klindt and Hegeman, relating to jails and jailer.
HB 520, introduced by Representatives McClelland, Gibbons, Cierpiot, Froelker, Hanaway and
Marble, et al, relating to a tax credit against the state income tax for the payment of real property
HB 521, introduced by Representatives Cierpiot, Froelker, Hanaway and McClelland, et al,
relating to income taxation.
HB 522, introduced by Representatives Chrismer, Cierpiot and Gibbons, et al, relating to sales
HB 523, introduced by Representative Hosmer, relating to certain licensed professionals who are
in default on student loans.
HB 524, introduced by Representatives Ransdall and Wiggins, relating to fees on hazardous
HB 525, introduced by Representative Reid, relating to income taxation.
HB 526, introduced by Representatives Howerton, Patek and Ridgeway, et al, relating to motor
vehicle license plates.
HB 527, introduced by Representatives Griesheimer and Overschmidt, relating to county clerks.
HB 528, introduced by Representatives Chrismer, Ross, Miller, Gaskill, Boucher, Reynolds,
Merideth and Reid, et al , relating to public holidays.
HB 529, introduced by Representative May (108), relating to child passengers in motor vehicles.
HB 530, introduced by Representatives May (108) and Liese, relating to credit transactions.
HB 531, introduced by Representatives May (108) and O'Toole, relating to drivers' licenses.
HB 532, introduced by Representative Williams (121), et al, relating to income taxation.
HB 533, introduced by Representative Rizzo, relating to employment of illegal aliens.
HB 534, introduced by Representatives Gibbons, Stokan and Loudon, relating to the appointment
of a guardian or conservator.
HB 535, introduced by Representatives Clayton, Troupe and May (108), relating to the tort
victims' compensation fund.
HB 536, introduced by Representative Clayton, relating to lobbyist reports.
HB 537, introduced by Representative Hollingsworth, relating to motor vehicle financial
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
Mr. Speaker: I am instructed by the Senate to inform the House of Representatives that the
Senate has taken up and passed SB 193, entitled:
An act to amend chapter 94, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to sales tax for
flood relief projects, with an emergency clause.
Emergency clause adopted.
In which the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested.
WITHDRAWAL OF HOUSE BILLS
January 18, 1999
The Honorable Steve Gaw
Room 308 State Capitol
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Dear Speaker Gaw:
I respectfully request that HB 285 be withdrawn. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
/s/ W. Craig Hosmer
January 20, 1999
The Honorable Steve Gaw
Speaker, House of Representatives
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Dear Mr. Speaker:
I respectfully request that House Bill No. 388 be withdrawn.
Thank you for your assistance.
/s/ Thomas J. Hoppe
46th Legislative District
On motion of Representative Crump, the House adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January
CORRECTIONS TO THE HOUSE JOURNAL
Correct House Journal, Eighth Day, Tuesday, January 19, 1999, page 159, line 12, by deleting the
name "Backer" and inserting in lieu thereof the name "Bartelsmeyer".
Pages 158 and 159, roll call, by showing Representative Klindt voting "aye" rather than "absent
APPROPRIATIONS - GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
Monday, January 25, 1999, 1:00 pm. Hearing Room 9. Elected Officials.
APPROPRIATIONS - HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH
Monday, January 25, 1999, 9:00 am. Hearing Room 6.
Public testimony regarding the Dept. of Mental Health.
APPROPRIATIONS - HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH
Tuesday, January 26, 1999, 12:00 pm. Hearing Room 6. Public testimony regarding issues
relevant to the Dept. of Mental Health.
Thursday, January 21, 1999, 9:00 am. Hearing Room 6. Organizational meeting.
Presentation by Mark Ward/FY 2000 Budget overview. AMENDED NOTICE
TENTH DAY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1999
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION FOR SECOND READING
HOUSE BILLS FOR SECOND READING
HB 517 through HB 537
SENATE BILLS FOR SECOND READING
SCS SB 128
HR 72 (1-20-99) - Clayton
House of Representatives