Journal of the House


NINETY-FIFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

of the

STATE OF MISSOURI

FIRST REGULAR SESSION





FIRST DAY, Wednesday, January 7, 2009


            The House was called to order at twelve o'clock noon by the Honorable Robin Carnahan, Secretary of State.


            Prayer by Msgr. Donald W. Lammers, St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City.


              Let us pray, at this beginning of the 95th General Assembly of the Missouri House of Representatives. First, by listening to the inspired Word of God, from the Book of Wisdom.


Hearken, you who are in power over the multitude!...

Authority was given you by the Lord

and sovereignty by the Most High,

who shall probe your works

and scrutinize your counsels!

(Wisdom 6:2a-3)


              Lord God, we accept this Your Word and take it to heart.


              We thank You, Almighty God, for the trust placed in us by the people who have elected us and sent us here. May we never betray their trust.


              May we who take the oath of office today respond with great sincerity, and may we who have done so previously renew our commitment to serve with greatest of integrity.


              Lord God, we pray for all the people of our state and of these United States in this time of a struggling economy. We accept the added importance it gives to our work of serving the common good, with special concern for the poor. May Your grace sustain us throughout this 95th General Assembly.


              We pray to You, our Lord and God now and forever. Amen.


            The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop F Color Guard, presented the Colors.


            The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was recited.




ADDRESS BY SECRETARY OF STATE ROBIN CARNAHAN


              Good Afternoon. Today marks the opening of the 95th Regular Session of the Missouri General Assembly.


              Welcome to all of you: those who return to this Chamber to continue serving our state, as well as to the 45 newly elected members joining us for the first time.


              For any who might be thinking back to your high school civics class and wondering why I, as a member of the executive branch, stand before you today, let me explain.


              By law, the Secretary of State presides over the opening of each legislative session until a Temporary Speaker is chosen.


              That vote will take place shortly.


              But in the meantime, tradition has it that the presiding officer should speak, albeit briefly, and I’ll attempt to do just that.


              Like most of you, I’m just catching my breath after a busy election year. And I am grateful that Missourians have entrusted me to continue serving as Secretary of State. I am eager to get on with providing the best service possible to all who need help from our office.


              And though we may serve in different branches of government, and have different titles and job descriptions, and we may even be from different political parties – our obligation to Missourians, the people we serve, is the same.


              It is our job to make government work.


              Hear those words: make government work. And we’re expected to do that in real, responsible and commonsense ways. Ways that improve people’s lives.


              That sounds like a worthy and reasonable goal, doesn’t it?


              But it depends on who you talk to.


              There are folks who say that the problems facing our state and our communities are just too big and too complex, that nothing government does can make much difference.


              And besides, they say, how can anyone expect things to get done when we’ve got divided government – with one party controlling the legislature and another controlling the Governor’s office.


              If you listen to these cynics, you might think that doing nothing is really the best option. After all, the challenges are great and odds of success are long, so maybe you’d be tempted to just keep your head down and hope your political opponents get blamed during the next election.


              But I don’t think that’s why any of you are here.


              I’m convinced that each of you in this Chamber genuinely wants to make government work, to make it more efficient and more effective and truly improve the lives of the people you serve.

 

              You have chosen to take time out from your families and jobs – not to mention the countless hours spent listening to constituents, drafting laws, and attending hearings.


              You are here because down deep in your hearts, you believe you can make a difference.


              But the question raised by the cynics remains: Can we make government work at this time in our history when the problems are so big and our politics so divided?


              History says, we can. We’ve done it before.


              Time and again, at critical points in our state and nation's development, public officials have set aside political differences to do the people’s business.


               How did they do it? They did it by looking not for the areas of conflict, but instead for areas of common ground, the common purpose that binds us together.


              A good example of that kind of cooperation occurred in 1919, when Missourians were transitioning from the horse and buggy to automobiles. The Democratic Governor and the Republicans who controlled the House didn’t agree on everything, but both knew something had to be done to fix the dismal state of our roads. And they came together to literally “get Missouri out of the mud” by establishing the State Highway Department and creating a network of “farm to market” roads. It was that effort that laid the groundwork for a new era of economic growth and job creation in our state.


              So today, what are the areas of common purpose that bind us together?  There are many:

 

                          Helping small businesses and laid-off workers suffering from a reeling economy.

 

                          Helping families stay in their homes and afford the costs of utility bills and decent healthcare.

 

                          Helping Missouri seniors live with the dignity and retirement security they deserve.

 

                          Helping young people build a strong foundation for their future by having access to world class schools and affordable college education right here in Missouri.


              That is our common purpose today.


              Missourians have bestowed upon you and I a profound honor by electing us to serve our state. Now it’s our duty to make government work for them.


              So, I believe I can speak for all Missourians when I make this simple request:


              During the next five months, I’m asking that each of you, Republicans and Democrats alike:


              . . . look for opportunities to rise above your political differences.

              . . . search for the common ground; and

              . . . do all you can to make government work for our people.


              Years ago, Barbara Jordan, who was one of the first African American women to serve in Congress, laid out what we should expect from our public servants. She said the following:

 

If we promise, we must deliver;

If we propose, we must produce;

If we call for sacrifice, we must be the first to give;

If we make mistakes, we should admit them, we have to do that.

We have to strike a balance between the belief that government should do everything and the idea that government ought to do nothing. Strike a balance.


              That is your challenge: striking that balance in a way that makes government work.


              May God bless you and our state as you carry out this important duty.




COMMUNICATION FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE

To the Honorable House of Representatives of the 95th General Assembly, First Regular Session, of the State of Missouri:


              In compliance with Section 115.525, Revised Statutes of Missouri, I have the honor to lay before you herewith a list of the names of the members of the House of Representatives for the 95th General Assembly (First Regular Session) of the State of Missouri, elected at the General Election held on November 4, 2008.


              IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and affix the official seal of my office this 7th day of January, 2009.


                                                                                               /s/ Robin Carnahan

                                                                                                    Secretary of State


MISSOURI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

95th General Assembly, First Regular Session

_______________________________________

District                               Name

_______________________________________

1st                                      Brian Munzlinger

2nd                                     Rebecca McClanahan

3rd                                     Casey Guernsey

4th                                      Mike Thomson

5th                                      Jim Guest

6th                                      Rachel Bringer

7th                                      Mike Lair

8th                                      Tom Shively

9th                                      Paul Quinn

10th                                    Terry L. Witte

11th                                    Ed Schieffer

12th                                    Doug Funderburk

13th                                    Chuck Gatschenberger

14th                                    Joe Smith

15th                                    Sally A. Faith

16th                                    Mark A. Parkinson

17th                                    Kenny Biermann

18th                                    Anne Zerr

19th                                    Cynthia L. Davis

20th                                    Jeanie Riddle

21st                                    Steve Hobbs

22nd                                   Therese A. Sander

23rd                                   Stephen Webber

24th                                    Chris Kelly

25th                                    Mary Wynne Still

26th                                    Joe Aull

27th                                    Ed Wildberger

28th                                    Rob Schaaf

29th                                    Martin T. Rucker

30th                                    Jason Brown

31st                                    Trent Skaggs

32nd                                   Jason Grill

33rd                                   Jerry Nolte

34th                                    Tim Flook

35th                                    Doug Ervin

36th                                    Bob Nance

37th                                    Mike Talboy

38th                                    Ryan Silvey

39th                                    Beth Low

40th                                    John Patrick Burnett

41st                                    Shalonn (Kiki) Curls

42nd                                   Leonard (Jonas) Hughes IV

43rd                                   Roman Lee LeBlanc

44th                                    Jason Kander

45th                                    Jason R. Holsman

46th                                    Kate Meiners

47th                                    Jeff Grisamore

48th                                    Will Kraus

49th                                    Tom McDonald

50th                                    Michael Ricardo Brown

51st                                    Ray Salva

52nd                                   Paul LeVota

53rd                                   Curt Dougherty

54th                                    Gary Dusenberg

55th                                    Bryan Pratt

56th                                    Brian Yates

57th                                    Talibdin (TD) El-Amin

58th                                    James T. Morris

59th                                    Jeanette Mott Oxford

60th                                    Jamilah Nasheed

61st                                    Chris Carter

62nd                                   Dennis F. Wood

63rd                                   Tishaura O. Jones

64th                                    Rachel Storch

65th                                    Michele Kratky

66th                                    Michael Vogt

67th                                    Mike Colona

68th                                    David Sater

69th                                    Gina M. Walsh

70th                                    Sharon L. Pace

71st                                    Don Calloway

72nd                                   Maria N. Chappelle-Nadal

73rd                                   Steve Brown

74th                                    Steve Webb

75th                                    Bert Atkins

76th                                    Michael J. Spreng

77th                                    Michael George Corcoran

78th                                    Margo McNeil

79th                                    Albert (Al) Liese

80th                                    Theodore (Ted) Hoskins

81st                                    Rochelle Walton Gray

82nd                                   Jill Schupp

83rd                                   Jake Zimmerman

84th                                    Allen Icet

85th                                    Vicki Lorenz Englund

86th                                    Cole McNary

87th                                    John J. Diehl, Jr.

88th                                    Andrew Koenig

89th                                    Timothy W. Jones

90th                                    Sam Komo

91st                                    Jeanne Kirkton

92nd                                   Sue Allen

93rd                                   Dwight Scharnhorst

94th                                    Rick Stream

95th                                    Mike Leara

96th                                    Patricia (Pat) Yaeger

97th                                    Walt Bivins

98th                                    Brian Nieves

99th                                    Mike Sutherland

100th                                  Sue Schoemehl

101st                                  Timothy G. (Tim) Meadows

102nd                                 Jeff Roorda

103rd                                 Ron Casey

104th                                  Joseph Fallert, Jr.

105th                                  Michael Frame

106th                                  Steven Tilley

107th                                  Linda R. Fischer

108th                                  Jacob Hummel

109th                                  Scott D. Dieckhaus

110th                                  Belinda Harris

111th                                  Charlie W. Schlottach

112th                                  Tom Loehner

113th                                  Mark J. Bruns

114th                                  Bill Deeken

115th                                  Rodney Schad

116th                                  Tom Self

117th                                  Kenny Jones

118th                                  Stanley Cox

119th                                  Larry D. Wilson

120th                                  Scott N. Largent

121st                                  Denny L. Hoskins

122nd                                 Mike McGhee

123rd                                 Chris Molendorp

124th                                  Luke Scavuzzo

125th                                  Barney Fisher

126th                                  Ed Emery

127th                                  Tom Flanigan

128th                                  Bryan Preston Stevenson

129th                                  Ron Richard

130th                                  Kevin Wilson

131st                                  Marilyn Ruestman

132nd                                 Don Ruzicka

133rd                                 Mike Parson

134th                                  Jim Viebrock

135th                                  Charles W. (Charlie) Denison

136th                                  Eric Burlison

137th                                  Charlie Norr

138th                                  Sara Lampe

139th                                  Shane Schoeller

140th                                  Bob Dixon

141st                                  Jay Wasson

142nd                                 Raymond (Ray) Weter

143rd                                 Maynard Wallace

144th                                  Tony Dugger

145th                                  Mike Cunningham

146th                                  Darrell Pollock

147th                                  Don Wells

148th                                  David Day

149th                                  Dan W. Brown

150th                                  Jason T. Smith

151st                                  Ward Franz

152nd                                 J.C. Kuessner

153rd                                 Mike Dethrow

154th                                  Gayle Kingery

155th                                  Wayne Cooper

156th                                  Shelley (White) Keeney

157th                                  Scott A. Lipke

158th                                  Clint Tracy

159th                                  Billy Pat Wright

160th                                  Ellen Brandom

161st                                  Steve Hodges

162nd                                 Terry Swinger

163rd                                 Tom Todd


            The following roll call indicated a majority of the Representatives present:


AYES: 162

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allen

Atkins

Aull

Biermann

Bivins

Brandom

Bringer

Brown 30

Brown 50

Brown 73

Brown 149

Bruns

Burlison

Burnett

Calloway

Carter

Casey

Chappelle-Nadal

Colona

Cooper

Corcoran

Cox

Cunningham

Curls

Davis

Day

Deeken

Denison

Dethrow

Dieckhaus

Diehl

Dixon

Dougherty

Dugger

Dusenberg

El-Amin

Emery

Englund

Ervin

Faith

Fallert

Fischer 107

Fisher 125

Flanigan

Flook

Frame

Franz

Funderburk

Gatschenberger

Grill

Grisamore

Guernsey

Guest

Harris

Hobbs

Hodges

Holsman

Hoskins 80

Hoskins 121

Hughes

Hummel

Icet

Jones 63

Jones 89

Jones 117

Kander

Keeney

Kelly

Kingery

Kirkton

Koenig

Komo

Kratky

Kraus

Kuessner

Lair

Lampe

Largent

Leara

LeBlanc

LeVota

Liese

Lipke

Loehner

Low

McClanahan

McDonald

McGhee

McNary

McNeil

Meadows

Meiners

Molendorp

Morris

Munzlinger

Nance

Nasheed

Nieves

Nolte

Norr

Oxford

Pace

Parkinson

Parson

Pollock

Pratt

Quinn

Richard

Riddle

Roorda

Rucker

Ruestman

Ruzicka

Sander

Sater

Scavuzzo

Schaaf

Schad

Scharnhorst

Schieffer

Schlottach

Schoeller

Schoemehl

Schupp

Self

Shively

Silvey

Skaggs

Smith 14

Smith 150

Spreng

Stevenson

Still

Storch

Stream

Sutherland

Swinger

Talboy

Thomson

Tilley

Todd

Tracy

Viebrock

Vogt

Wallace

Walsh

Walton Gray

Wasson

Webb

Webber

Wells

Weter

Wildberger

Wilson 119

Wilson 130

Witte

Wood

Wright

Yaeger

Yates

Zerr

Zimmerman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOES: 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENT: 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSENT WITH LEAVE : 001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salva

 

 

 

 


            The following Representatives advanced to the bar and subscribed to the oath of office, which was administered by the Honorable Laura Denvir Stith, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri.


Allen

Atkins

Aull

Biermann

Bivins

Brandom

Bringer

Brown 30

Brown 50

Brown 73

Brown 149

Bruns

Burlison

Burnett

Calloway

Carter

Casey

Chappelle-Nadal

Colona

Cooper

Corcoran

Cox

Cunningham

Curls

Davis

Day

Deeken

Denison

Dethrow

Dieckhaus

Diehl

Dixon

Dougherty

Dugger

Dusenberg

El-Amin

Emery

Englund

Ervin

Faith

Fallert

Fischer 107

Fisher 125

Flanigan

Flook

Frame

Franz

Funderburk

Gatschenberger

Grill

Grisamore

Guernsey

Guest

Harris

Hobbs

Hodges

Holsman

Hoskins 80

Hoskins 121

Hughes

Hummel

Icet

Jones 63

Jones 89

Jones 117

Kander

Keeney

Kelly

Kingery

Kirkton

Koenig

Komo

Kratky

Kraus

Kuessner

Lair

Lampe

Largent

Leara

LeBlanc

LeVota

Liese

Lipke

Loehner

Low

McClanahan

McDonald

McGhee

McNary

McNeil

Meadows

Meiners

Molendorp

Morris

Munzlinger

Nance

Nasheed

Nieves

Nolte

Norr

Oxford

Pace

Parkinson

Parson

Pollock

Pratt

Quinn

Richard

Riddle

Roorda

Rucker

Ruestman

Ruzicka

Sander

Sater

Scavuzzo

Schaaf

Schad

Scharnhorst

Schieffer

Schlottach

Schoeller

Schoemehl

Schupp

Self

Shively

Silvey

Skaggs

Smith 14

Smith 150

Spreng

Stevenson

Still

Storch

Stream

Sutherland

Swinger

Talboy

Thomson

Tilley

Todd

Tracy

Viebrock

Vogt

Wallace

Walsh

Walton Gray

Wasson

Webb

Webber

Wells

Weter

Wildberger

Wilson 119

Wilson 130

Witte

Wood

Wright

Yaeger

Yates

Zerr

Zimmerman

 

 

 


            Representative Ray Salva subscribed to the oath of office, which was administered by the Honorable Michael W. Manners, Jackson County Circuit Court, 16th Judicial Circuit.


NOMINATIONS FOR TEMPORARY SPEAKER


            Representative Schad nominated Representative Ward Franz as temporary Speaker of the House.


            Representative Pollock seconded the nomination.


            Representative Curls nominated Representative Terry Swinger as temporary Speaker of the House.


            Representative Swinger withdrew his nomination.


            Representative Tilley moved that nominations cease and Representative Franz be elected by acclamation.


            Which motion was adopted.


            The following committee was appointed to escort Representative Franz to the dais: Representatives Wells, Denison, Wilson (130), Fisher (125), Day, Wright, Low, Meadows, Rucker and Brown (50).


            Representative Franz assumed the Chair.


ADDRESS BY TEMPORARY SPEAKER WARD FRANZ


              It is an honor and I am privileged to be your temporary Speaker. It feels as if it was only a few days ago we were throwing our papers in the air to celebrate the end of last session. It is hard to believe we are back so soon to begin a new session. I am sure this year will be full of challenges, challenges we must conquer to ensure a bright future for the people of our great state.


              Some of our colleagues have termed out or moved on and I am proud to be the first one to welcome all the new faces that have taken their place.


              It won’t take long before you’ll look at your fellow legislators as family. It doesn’t matter on what side of the aisle you sit, when you walk away from this building you will take with you friendships that will last forever.


              But, while we are here those with the toughest challenges are the loved ones we leave at home. I want to challenge each one here to not forget those that are holding down the fort at home while you go about the work of the state.


              And while we are on that subject, I want to recognize my family. With me today, my wife Nancy, my son, Landon, my daughter, Lauren, and my parents, Phillip and Nancy Franz, all of West Plains. Please extend a warm welcome to them.


              Since our last session ended, things have changed around our state. Currently, we are facing economic hardships we have not seen in quite some time. We have both tough and exciting times ahead and I encourage all of us to join together to make the changes needed for the citizens of this great state to prosper — not just for today but for many years to come. I pray that God’s mercies and blessings will touch us all in a very special way this session. Once again I want to thank you for your confidence, and I look forward to working with each one of you.


NOMINATIONS FOR SPEAKER


            Representative Wasson nominated Representative Ron Richard as Speaker of the House.


            Representative Cunningham seconded the motion.


            Representative Skaggs nominated Representative Paul LeVota as Speaker of the House.


            Representative LeVota withdrew his nomination.


            Representative Tilley moved that nominations cease and that Representative Richard be elected by acclamation.


            Which motion was adopted by the following vote:


AYES: 161

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allen

Atkins

Aull

Biermann

Bivins

Brandom

Bringer

Brown 30

Brown 50

Brown 73

Brown 149

Bruns

Burlison

Burnett

Calloway

Carter

Casey

Chappelle-Nadal

Colona

Cooper

Corcoran

Cox

Cunningham

Curls

Davis

Day

Deeken

Denison

Dethrow

Dieckhaus

Diehl

Dixon

Dougherty

Dugger

Dusenberg

El-Amin

Emery

Englund

Ervin

Faith

Fallert

Fischer 107

Fisher 125

Flanigan

Flook

Frame

Franz

Funderburk

Gatschenberger

Grill

Grisamore

Guernsey

Guest

Harris

Hobbs

Hodges

Holsman

Hoskins 80

Hoskins 121

Hughes

Hummel

Icet

Jones 63

Jones 89

Jones 117

Kander

Keeney

Kelly

Kingery

Kirkton

Koenig

Komo

Kratky

Kraus

Kuessner

Lair

Lampe

Largent

Leara

LeBlanc

LeVota

Liese

Lipke

Loehner

Low

McClanahan

McDonald

McGhee

McNary

McNeil

Meadows

Meiners

Molendorp

Morris

Munzlinger

Nance

Nasheed

Nieves

Nolte

Norr

Oxford

Pace

Parkinson

Parson

Pollock

Pratt

Quinn

Richard

Riddle

Roorda

Rucker

Ruestman

Ruzicka

Sander

Sater

Scavuzzo

Schaaf

Schad

Scharnhorst

Schieffer

Schlottach

Schoeller

Schoemehl

Schupp

Self

Shively

Silvey

Skaggs

Smith 14

Smith 150

Spreng

Stevenson

Still

Storch

Stream

Sutherland

Swinger

Talboy

Thomson

Tilley

Todd

Tracy

Viebrock

Vogt

Wallace

Walsh

Walton Gray

Wasson

Webb

Webber

Wells

Weter

Wilson 119

Wilson 130

Witte

Wood

Wright

Yaeger

Yates

Zerr

Zimmerman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOES: 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENT: 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salva

Wildberger

 

 

 


            The following committee was appointed to escort Representative Richard to the dais: Representatives Kingery, Day, Weter, Lipke, Munzlinger, Keeney, Kratky, Dougherty, Hoskins (80) and Lampe. 


            Representative Richard subscribed to the oath of office which was administered by the Honorable Daniel E. Scott, Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District.


            Speaker Richard assumed the Chair.


ADDRESS BY SPEAKER RON RICHARD


              Representatives, ladies and gentlemen, special guests, staff, families and friends…good afternoon.


              To my family and my wife, Patti, thank you for all of your support and the many sacrifices you have made along the way. I would not be here today without you.


              To the members of the body, both returning and new, thank you for giving me the great honor and responsibility of serving as your Speaker for the 95th General Assembly.


              As your Speaker I am committed to guiding this House in much the same way I have led my committee over the years. For those who have served with me, you know my approach means working with members from both sides of the aisle to find common ground.


              For those of you who are newly-elected, you should be aware it also means that while I am willing to compromise, I will stand firm when necessary – and I will always stay true to my own conservative beliefs.


              It is an approach that has served me well, and year after year it has resulted in legislation that has received overwhelming support from this body.


              Under my chairmanship, the Economic Development Committee has worked together regardless of party affiliation to create innovative and productive legislation. On almost every occasion, the bills we passed received unanimous approval as a result of the work we did together. And each piece of legislation the committee has carried to the floor has received strong bipartisan support with well over 100 votes.


              This success is the product of hard work and a commitment to fostering good relationships with all members of the body, and the results speak for themselves. As your Speaker, I plan to continue this approach as we work together on the issues facing our state.


              As Speaker, I also ask you to commit yourselves to working harder than ever before.


              All of you are here because you are dedicated to working intently to serve the people of your district and our state, and this session I ask that you exhibit that determination in every action you take.


              That means showing up on time and ready for business for each committee hearing and each time the gavel drops in this chamber.


              It means conducting yourself in a professional manner that befits the great honor you have been given to represent the people of your district.


              It means preserving the decorum of this storied chamber in a way that pays tribute to the piece of living history that is this Capitol building.


              I ask that our new members be ready to put in long hours and to make each decision with the wisdom of a veteran legislator, even though your legislative experience may be lacking.


              I ask our returning members to provide the leadership that will inspire not only your fellow members, but also the people of this state whom you serve.


              To our committee chairs and vice chairs, you will be asked to do more than ever before, and to serve as the leaders you truly are as we do the work of the people.


              The same can be said for our senior committee members from the other side of the aisle. Your input is both valued and needed.


              This session brings with it great challenges and the only way to meet those challenges is by working together.


              Just as I asked the members who have served on my committee to put aside their differences for the common good, I will ask the same of you as a legislative body.


              The issues we face this session demand that kind of approach if we are to succeed in the common goal we all share, the goal of making Missouri a better place to live, raise a family and do business.


              We all know that right now times are difficult for far too many Missourians. Parents are struggling to pay the bills as they work to provide for their families. Skilled and industrious Missourians find themselves out of work and unable to find the kind of jobs that will ensure a higher quality of life. And our seniors continue to face the task of enduring these tough economic times on a fixed income.


              The difficulties are many and the challenges we face as a legislative body are imposing, but even as we acknowledge the obstacles we face, it's important we appreciate how much easier our task will be thanks to the work of this body in recent years.


              Yes, we enter this session with a great challenge but we have only to look at some of the states around us to see how fortunate we truly are.


              While we enter this session with a budget shortfall of more than 300 million dollars, our neighbors to the east in Illinois are facing a budget gap of 2.3 billion. Combined, states across this nation must find a way to make up some 32 billion dollars for the current fiscal year, and another 65 billion for the next.


              Meanwhile, here in Missouri, the sound fiscal planning of the past provided us with budget surpluses when many other states struggled to deal with deficits. And even though the sharp economic downturn transformed what was projected to be a surplus into a possible budget shortfall, Missourians can rest assured the right leadership is in place to provide solutions that will mean not only a balanced budget, but a better quality of life as well.


              In 2009, we will be asked to rise to the challenge of doing more with less, and again we will provide solutions that give Missourians renewed faith that we are here with their best interests at heart.


              All across this state, hard-working Missourians are faced with very real problems–problems that will be addressed not by a federal government caught up in some sort of bailout extravaganza, but by us here in state government and, more specifically, here in the Missouri House.


              We pride ourselves on being the House of the people.


              This year we will make that much more than a convenient piece of political jargon. We will make every effort to provide the people of this state with the kind of substantive relief that will make a real difference in their lives.


              This year I call on the body to join together in passing legislation resulting in a Family Recovery Plan that will provide meaningful solutions to the problems faced by Missouri families.


              For Missourians struggling to find employment, we must build on our efforts to attract and create good-paying jobs with benefits. I believe if you give Missourians the opportunity to obtain good-paying jobs that so many of the other problems they face will be addressed. Someone with a quality job has a greater sense of pride and fulfillment as they are able to earn a meaningful income, put food on the table and provide for their children.


              In turn, working Missourians contribute to our economy and keep it growing during the roughest of economic times. It’s a simple but proven approach and I firmly believe it has helped place our state in a fortunate position when compared to so many others.


              As part of our Family Recovery Plan, I ask you to work again this year to expand the Quality Jobs Program. The program has become one of our state’s most powerful economic development tools, and has resulted in tens of thousands of new good-paying jobs with benefits.


              This year we should generate and design programs that produce even more of the jobs Missourians need to weather the current economic downturn.


              We also look at every incentive and program that will make our state an attractive destination for businesses looking to relocate.


              We’re in a global economy so we must do everything we can to ensure Missouri is the clear choice. That means providing innovative and new ideas to create jobs and training our work force to be ready to fill the jobs they generate.


              My goal is nothing less than to make Missouri the most attractive location in the world to do business, to work and to live. This session, we will make significant progress toward making that goal a reality.


              While economic development and job creation can solve many of our problems, there is more we must do to help our working families. For families stretched to the limit trying to pay their bills and their taxes, we must do what we can to make the cost of living more bearable.


              This year we will work to simplify our tax code and provide a modest tax cut to all Missourians. In these tough times, putting money back in the pockets of our citizens is a solid investment. Every extra dollar they have is one they can use to help make a house payment, pay for utilities or put food on the table. Those are dollars that flow back into our economy and offset any revenue we may lose as a result of a tax cut.


              This year we will provide meaningful tax relief to the many Missourians currently struggling to make ends meet.


              One area we all can agree is vital to Missouri families is affordable and accessible healthcare. Ensuring that Missourians have access to jobs that provide healthcare benefits is one way to address this problem, but there is more we must do if we are to create a system that is truly responsive to the needs of families.


              That includes not only improvements to access and affordability, but also increasing accountability and transparency of insurance companies, healthcare providers and hospitals. Our healthcare system must be one that provides quality care to those in need, but it must do so without bankrupting our state – and we must continue to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse from the system.


              With the Family Recovery Plan we must also address the often overwhelming costs of utilities and fuel. That means turning to the abundance of natural resources for which our state is known, and utilizing that untapped potential so that it becomes a reliable source of energy for Missouri. As part of the Family Recovery Plan, we must take a close look at the benefits of clean coal technology and what it can mean for the energy needs of our state. We must invest in wind farms to provide electricity to thousands of homes. We must explore the potential of the streams and rivers that flow through our state, and the power they can generate – by investing in hydroelectric technology.


              And we must work to make the new nuclear plant in Callaway County a reality. The current plant has served as a safe and efficient power source for decades. It is time we build on that success by creating Callaway II, III and IV to meet the energy needs of this state for years to come.


              These primary issues – job creation, tax relief, affordable healthcare, and investment in alternative energy sources – make up the core of our Family Recovery Plan. This plan is a common sense solution that will provide substantive relief to the men and women who want nothing more than to work and provide a better life for their families.


              As I said before, training a skilled workforce is a key component to economic success. Missouri’s economic engine is its people, and it is only through efficient and strong schools that guarantee every child the right to a successful education – that our economic engine can realize its full potential.


              Our universities and community colleges are a vital part of the plan that will develop our workforce and draw new business to our state. Even in a difficult budget year, we are willing and ready to work with them to ensure a quality education that results in future success.


              This year we also will reaffirm our commitment to protecting the lives of the unborn. We have instituted policies that have greatly reduced the number of abortions in our state, but we must continue our efforts to ensure Missouri holds life sacred.


              We also know that Missourians want a free and open society where they have the right to carry a gun – whether to hunt or to defend themselves in times of need. Regardless of how the national political landscape changes, here in Missouri we will continue to advocate gun rights and support the people’s right to carry.


              These issues and more will be on our agenda this session as we work to serve the interests of the people. We know the challenges are great but the need to meet those challenges is even greater. Millions of hard-working Missourians are counting on us to provide them with real answers to the problems they face.


              So I ask all of us to commit to working together to achieve the goal of providing meaningful help to Missouri families.


              I am ready and willing to work with all of you from both sides of the aisle to make the Family Recovery Plan a reality. And I am ready to work with our new Governor and the new leadership in the Senate to address these and other issues facing Missouri.


              With your help, we can make Missouri the world leader in creating jobs.


              With your help, we can modestly reduce the tax burden on our hard working families.


              With your help, we can provide access to quality affordable healthcare.


              And, with your help, we can craft real solutions to Missouri’s growing energy needs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

 

              It’s time we fulfill our promise to the people of Missouri by adopting a Family Recovery Plan – so that these and other issues facing Missouri’s hard-working citizens can finally be resolved.


              Together, we will find solutions to the problems faced by Missouri families. And together, we will move closer to achieving our goal of making Missouri the best place to live, raise a family and do business.


              Thank you.


              May God bless you and may God bless the State of Missouri.


NOMINATIONS FOR SPEAKER PRO TEM


            Representative Kingery nominated Representative Bryan Pratt for Speaker Pro Tem of the House.


            Representative Schoeller seconded the nomination.


            Representative Bringer nominated Representative J.C. Kuessner for Speaker Pro Tem of the House.


            Representative Kuessner withdrew his nomination.


            Representative Tilley moved that nominations cease and that Representative Pratt be elected by acclamation.


            Which motion was adopted by the following vote:


AYES: 153

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allen

Atkins

Aull

Biermann

Bivins

Brandom

Bringer

Brown 30

Brown 50

Brown 73

Brown 149

Bruns

Burlison

Burnett

Casey

Chappelle-Nadal

Colona

Cooper

Cox

Cunningham

Curls

Davis

Day

Deeken

Denison

Dethrow

Dieckhaus

Diehl

Dixon

Dougherty

Dugger

Dusenberg

El-Amin

Emery

Englund

Ervin

Faith

Fallert

Fischer 107

Fisher 125

Flanigan

Flook

Frame

Franz

Funderburk

Gatschenberger

Grill

Grisamore

Guernsey

Guest

Harris

Hobbs

Hodges

Holsman

Hoskins 80

Hoskins 121

Hughes

Hummel

Icet

Jones 63

Jones 89

Jones 117

Kander

Keeney

Kelly

Kingery

Kirkton

Koenig

Komo

Kratky

Kraus

Kuessner

Lair

Lampe

Largent

Leara

LeBlanc

LeVota

Liese

Lipke

Loehner

Low

McClanahan

McDonald

McGhee

McNary

McNeil

Meadows

Molendorp

Morris

Munzlinger

Nance

Nasheed

Nieves

Nolte

Norr

Oxford

Parkinson

Parson

Pollock

Pratt

Quinn

Riddle

Roorda

Rucker

Ruestman

Ruzicka

Sander

Sater

Scavuzzo

Schaaf

Schad

Scharnhorst

Schieffer

Schlottach

Schoeller

Schoemehl

Schupp

Self

Shively

Silvey

Smith 14

Smith 150

Spreng

Stevenson

Still

Storch

Stream

Sutherland

Swinger

Talboy

Thomson

Tilley

Todd

Tracy

Viebrock

Vogt

Wallace

Wasson

Webb

Webber

Wells

Weter

Wilson 119

Wilson 130

Witte

Wood

Wright

Yaeger

Yates

Zerr

Zimmerman

Mr Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOES: 001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skaggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENT: 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calloway

Carter

Corcoran

Meiners

Pace

Salva

Walsh

Walton Gray

Wildberger

 


            The following committee was appointed to escort Representative Pratt to the dais: Representatives Smith (14), Grisamore, Schlottach, Faith, Flanigan, Gatschenberger, Silvey, Burnett, Talboy, Dougherty, Quinn and Schupp.


            Representative Pratt subscribed to the oath of office which was administered by the Honorable Harold "Hal" Lowenstein, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.


            Speaker Pro Tem Pratt assumed the Chair.


ADDRESS BY SPEAKER PRO TEM PRATT


              As I approach the twilight of my Missouri House career, I sometimes reflect about what I will tell my grandchildren about my time in the Missouri House.


I may tell my grandchildren about how we addressed the state budget:


              Six years ago - Billion dollar budget deficits. Withholds to education.


              What did we do:

 

                          Passed a balanced budget every year without a tax increase.


              What are we going to do: 

 

                          Despite a world-wide recession, and under the leadership of the gentleman from St. Louis County - Icet District, the House will pass another balanced budget without a tax increase.


I may also tell my grandchildren about how we addressed taxes:


              Six years ago - Many made calls to raise about every type of tax on hard-working Missourians, including income taxes and sales taxes.


              What did we do:  

 

                          Instead of raising taxes, we cut taxes. We cut property taxes, and cut income taxes for our retired constituents.


              What are we going to do:

 

                          We believe hard working Missourians deserve to keep more of the money they make - especially during our world-wide recession. This House will aggressively seek to cut income taxes and property taxes this session.


I may also tell my grandchildren about how we addressed education:


              Six years ago - Missourians faced withholds to education.

 

              What did we do:

 

                          We passed the largest education budgets in Missouri history.




              What are we going to do:

 

                          Under the leadership of the gentleman from Ozark, we will pass the largest education budget in Missouri history, and ensure those dollars are spent in the classroom educating our children. We will also protect our retired teachers’ pension funds.


I may also tell my grandchildren about how we brought jobs to our state:


              Six years ago - Missouri was losing jobs faster than about every state in our country.


              What did we do:  

 

                          We aggressively courted new businesses to our state, and fought to keep Missouri businesses in Missouri.


              What are we going to do:  

 

                          Under the leadership of Speaker Richard, we will continue to bring new jobs and keep jobs - with health insurance - to our constituents. If your constituents want to work – we need to make sure they can find a job right here in Missouri.


I may also tell my grandchildren about preserving the sanctity of life in Missouri:


              Over the last six years, we have dramatically decreased the number of abortions in Missouri. We will continue this mission over the next two years.


I may also tell my grandchildren about respecting the Second Amendment:


              Over the last six years, we have passed many bi-partisan legislative packages respecting law-abiding Missourians’ gun rights - we will continue this mission over the next two years.


              At this point, you and I both know my grandchildren would be sound asleep - but I want to talk about one final issue: House Decorum. I plead with each of you to honor and respect this majestic chamber - to honor its rules and traditions. To treat your time in the House with dignity and decorum, so when a retired member brings their grandchildren back to the House chamber - let's make them proud.


              Some of our constituents are hurting. Our constituents expect us to get along - and they expect us to improve our great state. We’ve got a lot of work to do over the next two years - let's get to work.


              May God Bless you, and may God Bless this great state.


            Speaker Richard resumed the Chair.


            Pursuant to Section 9.141, RSMo, the Bill of Rights was read by Patricia Buxton, Revisor of Statutes, Joint Committee on Legislative Research.


BILL OF RIGHTS


Amendment I


Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.




Amendment II


A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.


Amendment III


No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.


Amendment IV


The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


Amendment V


No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.


Amendment VI


In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.


Amendment VII


In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.


Amendment VIII


Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.


Amendment IX


The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


Amendment X


The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.


            Speaker Richard resumed the Chair.


            The Speaker appointed the following to act as Honorary Pages for the Day, to serve without compensation: Luke Eugene Maxwell and Greyden Michael Spreng.


HOUSE RESOLUTIONS


            Representative Tilley offered House Resolution No. 1, which was read.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 1


              BE IT RESOLVED, that the Rules of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-fourth General Assembly, and all amendments thereto, be the temporary Rules of the House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth General Assembly, until or unless otherwise ordered.


            On motion of Representative Tilley, House Resolution No. 1 was adopted.


            Representative Tilley offered House Resolution No. 2, which was read.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2

 

              BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be elected permanent officers of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-fifth General Assembly.

 

              Chief Clerk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D. Adam Crumbliss

              Doorkeeper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Knollmeyer

              Sergeant-at-Arms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ralph Robinett

Chaplains. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reverend Monsignor Donald W. Lammers and

                                                                                         Reverend James Earl Jackson

 

            On motion of Representative Tilley, House Resolution No. 2 was adopted by the following vote:

 

AYES: 155

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allen

Atkins

Aull

Biermann

Bivins

Brandom

Bringer

Brown 30

Brown 50

Brown 73

Brown 149

Bruns

Burlison

Burnett

Casey

Chappelle-Nadal

Colona

Cooper

Cox

Cunningham

Curls

Davis

Day

Deeken

Denison

Dethrow

Dieckhaus

Diehl

Dixon

Dougherty

Dugger

Dusenberg

El-Amin

Emery

Ervin

Faith

Fallert

Fischer 107

Fisher 125

Flanigan

Flook

Frame

Franz

Funderburk

Gatschenberger

Grill

Grisamore

Guernsey

Guest

Harris

Hobbs

Hodges

Holsman

Hoskins 80

Hoskins 121

Hughes

Hummel

Icet

Jones 63

Jones 89

Jones 117

Kander

Keeney

Kelly

Kingery

Kirkton

Koenig

Komo

Kratky

Kraus

Kuessner

Lair

Lampe

Largent

Leara

LeBlanc

LeVota

Liese

Lipke

Loehner

McClanahan

McDonald

McGhee

McNary

McNeil

Meadows

Meiners

Molendorp

Morris

Munzlinger

Nance

Nasheed

Nieves

Nolte

Norr

Oxford

Pace

Parkinson

Parson

Pollock

Pratt

Quinn

Riddle

Roorda

Rucker

Ruestman

Ruzicka

Sander

Sater

Scavuzzo

Schaaf

Schad

Scharnhorst

Schieffer

Schlottach

Schoeller

Schoemehl

Schupp

Self

Shively

Silvey

Skaggs

Smith 14

Smith 150

Spreng

Stevenson

Still

Storch

Stream

Sutherland

Swinger

Talboy

Thomson

Tilley

Todd

Tracy

Viebrock

Wallace

Walsh

Walton Gray

Wasson

Webb

Webber

Wells

Weter

Wilson 119

Wilson 130

Witte

Wood

Wright

Yaeger

Yates

Zerr

Zimmerman

Mr Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

NOES: 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENT: 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calloway

Carter

Corcoran

Englund

Low

Salva

Vogt

Wildberger

 

 

 

 

            The following officers subscribed to the oath of office which was administered by the Honorable Ron Richard, Speaker of the House.

 

            Chief Clerk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D. Adam Crumbliss

            Doorkeeper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Knollmeyer

            Sergeant-at-Arms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ralph Robinett

Chaplains. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reverend Monsignor Donald W. Lammers and

                                                                                       Reverend James Earl Jackson

 

            Representative Tilley offered House Resolution No. 3, which was read.

 

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 3

 

              BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-fifth General Assembly, First Regular Session, inform the Senate that the House is duly convened and is now in session ready for consideration of business.

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-fifth General Assembly is hereby instructed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives is now duly organized with the following officers to wit:

 

              Speaker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Richard

              Speaker Pro Tem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bryan Pratt

              Chief Clerk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D. Adam Crumbliss

              Doorkeeper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Knollmeyer

              Sergeant-at-Arms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ralph Robinett

Chaplains. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reverend Monsignor Donald W. Lammers and

                                                                                         Reverend James Earl Jackson

 

            On motion of Representative Tilley, House Resolution No. 3 was adopted.

 

            Representative Tilley offered House Resolution No. 4, which was read.

 

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 4

 

              BE IT RESOLVED, that a message be sent to the Governor of the State of Missouri to inform His Excellency that the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Ninety-fifth General Assembly, First Regular Session of the State of Missouri, are now regularly organized and ready for business, and to receive any message or communication that His Excellency may desire to submit, and that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives be directed to inform the Senate of the adoption of this resolution.

 

            On motion of Representative Tilley, House Resolution No. 4 was adopted.

 

            Representative Tilley offered House Resolution No. 5.

 

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 5

 

              WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives take great pride in recognizing those outstanding public servants who have consistently performed their official duties with the highest degree of dedication, competence, and integrity; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Honorable Robin Carnahan is to be praised and commended for the conscientious and effective manner in which she has performed her duty of presiding over the deliberations of the House of Representatives prior to its temporary organization, one of the numerous responsibilities of the Secretary of State under the Constitution of the Great State of Missouri; and

 

              WHEREAS, since taking the oath of office in January 2005, the Honorable Robin Carnahan has distinguished herself through tireless commitment to each and every one of her responsibilities as Secretary of State; and

 

              WHEREAS, prior to becoming Missouri's 38th Secretary of State, Robin Carnahan worked in central and eastern Europe to help rebuild the region's democracies and economics by drafting voting laws, training new political leaders, and monitoring elections, and has worked in six countries to promote democracy and free elections; and

 

              WHEREAS, during her current tenure in office, Robin Carnahan has worked to protect consumers, initiated and settled a number of high profile securities cases, developed the "Investor Bill of Rights", and has been recognized as a national leader in securities law enforcement; and

 

              WHEREAS, as Missouri's chief election official, Robin Carnahan has made it her top priority to ensure fairness in the election systems of Missouri so our citizens have confidence that their votes are counted:

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth General Assembly, join unanimously in expressing sincere appreciation and deep gratitude to the Honorable Robin Carnahan for the proud and faithful manner in which she has served this legislative body and in wishing her only the best in her continuing endeavors to meet the needs of Missouri's citizens by providing them with the finest quality of service and information available through the Office of the Secretary of State; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for the Honorable Robin Carnahan as a mark of our esteem for her.

 

            On motion of Representative Tilley, House Resolution No. 5 was adopted.

 

 


            Representative Tilley offered House Resolution No. 6.

 

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 6

 

              WHEREAS, as the Ninety-fifth General Assembly of the State of Missouri convenes on Wednesday, January 7, 2009, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives proudly acknowledge services rendered to the General Assembly by distinguished public servants of this fair state; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Honorable Laura Denvir Stith, Judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri, deserves countless words of praise and commendation for the selfless manner in which she has given her valuable time to administer the oath of office to members of this legislative body in accordance with Missouri law; and

 

              WHEREAS, during the inaugural session of the House of Representatives, Judge Stith displayed the highest degree of dedication in continuing the long-established tradition of rendering a sense of both dignity and solemnity in the prestigious ceremony which marks the official beginning of each legislator's two-year term in office as an elected representative of the people of Missouri; and

 

              WHEREAS, it is entirely fitting and proper that this legislative body should take pause to applaud the numerous and laudable achievements of the Honorable Laura Denvir Stith during her exemplary legal career:

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth General Assembly, join unanimously in expressing our most sincere thanks and deepest appreciation to the Honorable Laura Denvir Stith for the devoted and faithful manner in which she has served this body and further extend our very best wishes for continued great success and even more outstanding accomplishments in executing her numerous varied duties and responsibilities as a Judge of our State's Highest Court; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for the Honorable Laura Denvir Stith as a mark of our esteem for her.

 

            On motion of Representative Tilley, House Resolution No. 6 was adopted.

 

            Representative Tilley offered House Resolution No. 18.

 

HOUSE COURTESY RESOLUTIONS OFFERED AND ISSUED

 

            House Resolution No. 7 through House Resolution No. 17

 

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

 

            Representative Smith (14) offered House Concurrent Resolution No. 1.

            Representative Lampe, et al., offered House Concurrent Resolution No. 2.

            Representative Kuessner, et al., offered House Concurrent Resolution No. 3.

            Representative Schaaf offered House Concurrent Resolution No. 4.

            Representative Smith (14) offered House Concurrent Resolution No. 5.

 

 


COMMUNICATION

 

January 7, 2009

 

              The Speaker hereby appoints the following Representatives to the Committee on Rules:

 

                            Mike Parson

                            Stanley Cox

                            Bryan Pratt

                            Steve Tilley

                            Kenny Jones

                            Larry Wilson

                            Brian Munzlinger

                            Mike Talboy

                            John Burnett

                            Jake Zimmerman

                            Don Calloway

                            Stephen Webber

 

              The Speaker has designated Mike Parson as Chair, and Stanley Cox as Vice-Chair.

 

                                                                                 /s/ Ron Richard

                                                                                      Speaker

 

REFERRAL OF HOUSE RESOLUTION

 

            The following House Resolution was referred to the Committee indicated:

 

HR 18 - Rules

 

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 

            The following House Concurrent Resolution was read the first time and copies ordered printed:

 

HCR 5, introduced by Representatives McGhee, Richard, Pratt, Nieves, Brown (30), Guernsey, Bruns, Day, Nance, Ervin, Zerr, Grisamore, Guest, Diehl, Schad, Smith (150), Wilson (130), Dusenberg, Dieckhaus, Gatschenberger, Silvey, Kraus, Jones (117), Thomson, Allen, Hobbs, Tracy, Smith (150), McNary, Nolte, Schoeller, Molendorp and Dixon, relating to disapproving the recommendations of the Missouri Citizens' Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials.

 

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

 

            The following House Joint Resolutions were read the first time and copies ordered printed:

 

HJR 1, introduced by Representatives Kraus, Yates, Cox and Ruestman, relating to the general assembly.

 

HJR 2, introduced by Representatives Storch, Kuessner, Talboy, Hodges, Kirkton, Low, Wildberger, Oxford, Schieffer, Lampe, Roorda, Atkins, Schoemehl, Grill, Walton Gray and Still, relating to congressional and legislative redistricting.

 

HJR 3, introduced by Representatives Kuessner, Wood, Nance, Hodges and Schieffer, relating to initiative petitions.

 

HJR 4, introduced by Representatives Kuessner, Schieffer and Nance, relating to submission of constitutional amendments.

 

HJR 5, introduced by Representative Fallert, relating to smoking in public places.

 

HJR 6, introduced by Representatives Molendorp, Dusenberg, Nance, Schoeller, Atkins and Sander, relating to bonded indebtedness of school districts.

 

HJR 7, introduced by Representatives Yates, Kraus and Dusenberg, relating to the Missouri savings account fund.

 

HJR 8, introduced by Representatives Dusenberg, LeVota, Kraus and Pratt, relating to the department of transportation.

 

HJR 9, introduced by Representatives Cox, Nance, Faith, Smith (14), Scharnhorst, Jones (89), Bivins, Schaaf, Davis, Wallace, Ruestman, Sander, Brown (30), Schad, Dusenberg, McGhee, Emery, Wells, Ruzicka and Parkinson, relating to voter identification.

 

HJR 10, introduced by Representatives Cox, Scharnhorst, Bivins, Davis, Wallace, Ruestman, Sander, Emery, Wells and Parkinson, relating to the appellate judicial commission.

 

HJR 11, introduced by Representatives McGhee, Thomson, Sander, Ruzicka, Parkinson, Ervin, Cox, Wallace, Schad, Nieves, Nance, Jones (89) and Brown (30), relating to the right to pray.

 

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS

 

            The following House Bills were read the first time and copies ordered printed:

 

HB 26, introduced by Representatives Smith (14), Wallace, Nance, Scharnhorst and Bivins, relating to wireless telephone use.

 

HB 27, introduced by Representatives Day, Smith (14), Wasson, Bruns, Schaaf, Ruzicka, Grisamore, Jones (89), Emery, Wright, Grill, Norr, Meadows, Molendorp, Sater, Ervin, Wallace, Dusenberg, Wells, Cox, Wilson (130), Brown (149), Smith (150), Brown (30), Sander and Holsman, relating to exempting military pensions from income tax.

 

HB 28, introduced by Representative Day, relating to transient guest taxes.

 

HB 29, introduced by Representatives Day and Wells, relating to circuit court marshals.

 

HB 30, introduced by Representatives Brandom, Wallace, Nolte, Davis, Wright, Jones (89), Funderburk, Weter, Dusenberg, Ervin, Faith, Munzlinger, Emery, Ruestman, Yates, Nieves, Ruzicka, Kraus, Wilson (130), Schad and Tilley, relating to illegal drug use of applicants and recipients of temporary assistance for needy families benefits.

 

HB 31, introduced by Representatives Sater, Weter, Wright, Jones (89) and Wallace, relating to an income tax deduction for qualified hybrid motor vehicle purchases.

 

HB 32, introduced by Representatives Sater and Weter, relating to a healthy food pilot program.

 

HB 33, introduced by Representatives Sater, Wright, Ruestman, Wallace and Schad, relating to a registry for methamphetamine offenders.

 

HB 34, introduced by Representatives Sater, Weter, Wallace and Schad, relating to smoking cessation.

 

HB 35, introduced by Representatives Sater, Weter, Wilson (119), Wright, Jones (89) and Komo, relating to an income tax deduction for alternative energy sources.

 

HB 36, introduced by Representatives Sater, Weter, Jones (89), Ruestman, Wallace and Komo, relating to sales tax exemptions.

 

HB 37, introduced by Representatives Sater and Weter, relating to the state legal expense fund.

 

HB 38, introduced by Representatives Sater, Weter, Jones (89), Wallace and Yates, relating to the use of moneys from certain payments received from the master settlement agreement.

 

HB 39, introduced by Representatives Sater, Wallace and Fisher (125), relating to a tax credit for storm shelters.

 

HB 40, introduced by Representative Sater, relating to pawnshops.

 

HB 41, introduced by Representatives Sater, Faith, Schad and Wallace, relating to teenage drivers.

 

HB 42, introduced by Representative Sater, relating to eligibility for temporary assistance for needy families benefits.

 

HB 43, introduced by Representatives Sater, Jones (89), Fisher (125) and Sander, relating to psychotropic medications.

 

HB 44, introduced by Representatives Sater, Wallace and Dethrow, relating to consumer notice of ethanol.

 

HB 45, introduced by Representatives Sater, Jones (89), Wallace, Fisher (125), Nieves, Loehner and Dethrow, relating to tax credits for donations to senior citizen services centers.

 

HB 46, introduced by Representatives Davis, Cox, Smith (150), Nieves, Jones (89), Nolte, Emery and Sander, relating to abortion.

 

HB 47, introduced by Representatives Davis, Parkinson and Jones (89), relating to real estate taxes.

 

HB 48, introduced by Representatives Davis, Harris and Wood, relating to adoption records.

 

HB 49, introduced by Representatives Frame, LeVota, Kuessner, Roorda, Brown (50), Burnett, Harris, Walsh, Wildberger, Casey, Oxford, Storch, Yaeger, El-Amin, Fallert, Grill, Komo, Kratky, Scavuzzo, Schieffer, Shively, Talboy, Zimmerman, Colona, Jones (63), Kander, Kirkton, Atkins and Meadows, relating to elections.

 

HB 50, introduced by Representatives Hodges, Meadows and Schieffer, relating to insurance coverage for treatment of infertility.

 

HB 51, introduced by Representative Hodges, relating to a memorial highway designation.

 

HB 52, introduced by Representatives Hodges, Meadows, Yaeger, Kratky, Corcoran and Schieffer, relating to health insurance coverage for Down Syndrome.

 

HB 53, introduced by Representatives Wildberger and Norr, relating to disposable cell phone purchases.

 

HB 54, introduced by Representative Wildberger, relating to mutual insurance companies.

 

HB 55, introduced by Representatives Wildberger, Liese and Nasheed, relating to unlawful employment practices.

 

HB 56, introduced by Representatives Wildberger, Still, Webber, Kelly, Grill, Norr and Harris, relating to the telemarketing no-call list.

 

HB 57, introduced by Representatives Wildberger and Nasheed, relating to the registered surgical technologist title protection act.

 

HB 58, introduced by Representative Hoskins (80), relating to license plates.

 

HB 59, introduced by Representatives Corcoran, Liese, Spreng, Kratky, Talboy, Yaeger, Lampe and Colona, relating to elections.

 

HB 60, introduced by Representative Lipke, relating to the Missouri health insurance pool.

 

HB 61, introduced by Representative Lipke, relating to the Evan de Mello reimbursement program.

 

HB 62, introduced by Representative Lipke, relating to crime.

 

HB 63, introduced by Representative Lipke, relating to resisting or interfering with arrest, detention, or stop.

 

HB 64, introduced by Representative Lipke, relating to income taxation.

 

HB 65, introduced by Representatives Wilson (119), Nance, Wallace, Munzlinger, Hodges, Faith, Fisher (125), Schad, Ruestman and Loehner, relating to rural empowerment zone criteria.

 

HB 66, introduced by Representative Lipke, relating to a special license plate.

 

HB 67, introduced by Representatives Bivins, Wallace, Sater and Nance, relating to dam and reservoir safety.

 

HB 68, introduced by Representatives Bivins, Nieves, Ervin, Jones (89), Dusenberg, Wells, Yates and Ruestman, relating to homestead exemptions for the elderly.

 

HB 69, introduced by Representative Storch, relating to the special needs child adoption tax credit.

 

HB 70, introduced by Representatives Lampe, Norr and Atkins, relating to state officials and employees compensation.

 

HB 71, introduced by Representatives Lampe, Norr and Pace, relating to unsecured loans.

 

HB 72, introduced by Representatives Lampe, Norr and Pace, relating to gifted education.

 

HB 73, introduced by Representatives Lampe, Pace, Norr and Atkins, relating to teaching standards.

 

HB 74, introduced by Representatives Lampe, Norr and Atkins, relating to state funding for elementary and secondary education.

 

HB 75, introduced by Representatives Lampe, Norr and Atkins, relating to state funding for elementary and secondary education.

 

HB 76, introduced by Representatives Lampe and Norr, relating to the identification, assessment, education, and services for handicapped and severely handicapped students in public school districts.

 

HB 77, introduced by Representatives Lampe, Pace and Norr, relating to school attendance.

 

HB 78, introduced by Representatives Lampe, Burnett, Pace and Norr, relating to transfer of patients in mental health facilities.

 

HB 79, introduced by Representatives Lampe, Norr and Pace, relating to health insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder.

 

HB 80, introduced by Representatives Lampe, Norr and Atkins, relating to the paper reduction act.

 

HB 82, introduced by Representatives Kraus, Day, Silvey, Jones (89), Schaaf, Grill, Ervin, Smith (14), Sater, Funderburk, Brown (30), Yates, Dusenberg, Cox, Smith (150), Nieves, Bivins, Schad, Wallace and Wright, relating to a tax credit for military retirement benefits.

 

HB 83, introduced by Representative Wood, relating to travel clubs.

 

HB 84, introduced by Representatives Wood, Wasson, Viebrock, Kuessner, Yates, Sater, Weter, Harris, Dixon, Wallace, Emery, Lampe and Parkinson, relating to the general assembly.

 

HB 85, introduced by Representative Schaaf, relating to abatement of nuisances.

 

HB 86, introduced by Representative Sutherland, relating to corporate franchise tax.

 

HB 87, introduced by Representatives Wallace, Schad, Franz, Deeken, Sater, Wilson (119), Wilson (130), Loehner, Wood, Viebrock, Thomson and Kingery, relating to a motor fuel tax exemption for school districts.

 

HB 88, introduced by Representatives Brown (50), Nance and Schieffer, relating to a tax credit for employers who hire high school students for summer jobs.

 

HB 89, introduced by Representatives Brown (50) and Sater, relating to traffic violations.

 

HB 90, introduced by Representative Brown (50), relating to recording fees.

 

HB 91, introduced by Representatives Pollock and Day, relating to the designation of a memorial bridge.

 

HB 92, introduced by Representative El-Amin, relating to cellular telephone use.

 

HB 93, introduced by Representatives Thomson, Schlottach, Munzlinger, Scavuzzo and Hobbs, relating to tractor parades.

 

HB 94, introduced by Representative Smith (14), relating to sales tax exemptions.

 

HB 95, introduced by Representatives Schaaf, Ruestman, Parkinson and Atkins, relating to insurance co-payments for prescription drugs.

 

HB 96, introduced by Representatives Wallace, Thomson, Wilson (130), Day, Jones (89), Fisher (125), Cox, Wright, Sater, Nance, Deeken, Wilson (119), Wood, Loehner, Tilley, Ruzicka, Viebrock, Aull, Hodges, Weter, Dusenberg, Faith, Dethrow, Brandom, Yaeger, Munzlinger, Schieffer, Ruestman, Ervin, Jones (117), Franz, Schad, Dixon, Sander, Emery, Bivins, Wasson, Smith (150), Kingery, Scharnhorst, Quinn, Hobbs and Yates, relating to school protection measures.

 

HB 97, introduced by Representatives Wildberger, Schieffer, Meiners, Meadows, Harris and Roorda, relating to the employment of an illegal alien.

 

HB 98, introduced by Representatives Wildberger, Meadows and Roorda, relating to novelty lighters.

 

HB 99, introduced by Representatives Wildberger, Schieffer, Meiners, Meadows, Corcoran and Roorda, relating to the use of credit scores by insurance companies.

 

HB 100, introduced by Representatives Wildberger, Schieffer, Meiners, Meadows and Roorda, relating to release of personal information to unauthorized persons.

 

HB 101, introduced by Representatives Wildberger, Meiners, Meadows, Yaeger and Roorda, relating to payment of property taxes.

 

HB 102, introduced by Representatives Wildberger, Meiners, Meadows, Harris and Yaeger, relating to property taxation.

 

HB 103, introduced by Representatives Wildberger, Schieffer, Meiners, Meadows and Roorda, relating to mutual-aid agreements and the Missouri mutual aid system.

 

HB 104, introduced by Representatives Wildberger, Schieffer, Meiners, Meadows and Roorda, relating to unauthorized aliens.

 

HB 105, introduced by Representatives Kraus, Yates, Dusenberg, Wood, Schad, Wallace, Brown (30), Ruestman and Emery, relating to restrictions on certain sexual offenders.

 

HB 106, introduced by Representatives Kraus, Yates, Dusenberg, Wood, Schad, Wallace, Brown (30), Ruestman and Emery, relating to restrictions on certain sexual offenders.

 

HB 107, introduced by Representatives Bivins, Day, Funderburk, Wallace, Parkinson, Atkins, Sater, Brown (30), Lampe and Schad, relating to a special license plate.

 

HB 108, introduced by Representatives Bivins, Jones (89), Parkinson, Atkins, Sander and Lampe, relating to minutes of public governmental body meetings.

 

HB 109, introduced by Representatives Bivins and Sater, relating to environmental audits.

 

HB 110, introduced by Representatives Bivins, Schaaf, Cox, Davis, Wallace, Funderburk, Ruestman, Ervin, Jones (89), Parkinson, Brown (30) and Meadows, relating to sales tax exemptions.

 

HB 111, introduced by Representatives Day, Brown (149), Schaaf, Grisamore, Wright, Meadows, Sater, Wallace, Dusenberg, Schad, Komo, Lampe, Smith (150), Nance, Yates, Casey, Wilson (119), Sander, Parkinson, Ruestman, McGhee and Molendorp, relating to the disposal of unclaimed veterans' remains.

 

HB 112, introduced by Representatives Munzlinger and Wallace, relating to a motor fuel tax exemption for school districts.

 

HB 113, introduced by Representative Pollock, relating to collection of personal property taxes.

 

HB 114, introduced by Representatives Faith and Dusenberg, relating to motorcycle operator's licenses.

 

HB 115, introduced by Representatives Wildberger, Meiners, Harris, Schieffer, Kuessner, Yaeger, Atkins and Lampe, relating to absentee voting.

 

HB 116, introduced by Representative Hoskins (80), relating to assault of a law enforcement officer, emergency personnel, probation and parole officer, transit operator, or metro vehicle operator while on duty or in operation of their official vehicle.

 

HB 117, introduced by Representatives Storch, LeVota, Oxford, Yaeger, Schieffer, Jones (63), Rucker, Roorda, Atkins, Schoemehl, Grill, McGhee, Lampe, Hodges and Walton Gray, relating to the twenty-first century scholars program.

 

HB 118, introduced by Representatives Kuessner, Schieffer and Wallace, relating to inmate charges for medical treatment at correctional facilities.

 

HB 119, introduced by Representatives Komo, Schieffer and Atkins, relating to the Missouri BUILD program.

 

HB 120, introduced by Representatives Komo, Atkins, Fallert, Schieffer and Walton Gray, relating to the Missouri quality jobs act.

 

HB 121, introduced by Representatives Komo, Schieffer, Fallert and Atkins, relating to rural economic development.

 

HB 122, introduced by Representatives Komo, Kuessner, Schieffer, Atkins and Walton Gray, relating to state contracts.

 

HB 123, introduced by Representatives Komo, Schieffer, Fallert, Lampe, Kirkton, Walton Gray and Atkins, relating to the inclusion of small employers in the state health care plan.

 

HB 124, introduced by Representatives Komo, Schieffer and Atkins, relating to the joint committee on terrorism, bioterrorism, and homeland security.

 

HB 125, introduced by Representatives Komo, Kuessner and Atkins, relating to state employee retirement.

 

HB 126, introduced by Representatives Sater, Silvey, Schieffer, Lampe, Weter, McClanahan, Kirkton, Jones (63), Grisamore, Kelly, Curls, Schaaf and Cooper, relating to employment leave for the birth or adoption of a child.

 

HB 127, introduced by Representative Flanigan, relating to recycling companies that convert animal parts into petroleum.

 

HB 128, introduced by Representative Cunningham, relating to holidays.

 

HB 129, introduced by Representative Cunningham, relating to the processing of checks.

 

HB 130, introduced by Representative Cunningham, relating to labeling of milk.

 

HB 131, introduced by Representatives Fallert, Fischer (107), Schieffer, Komo, Harris and Roorda, relating to prohibiting registered sexual offenders from being within one thousand yards of any state park.

 

HB 132, introduced by Representatives Fallert and Roorda, relating to the sale of liquor.

 

HB 133, introduced by Representatives Fallert, Fischer (107), Schieffer, Roorda and Komo, relating to minimum prison terms.

 

HB 134, introduced by Representatives Fallert, Harris and Roorda, relating to the use of wireless communications devices while operating motor vehicles.

 

HB 135, introduced by Representatives Fallert, Hodges and Komo, relating to the small business incubators act.

 

HB 136, introduced by Representatives Hughes, Curls and LeVota, relating to state purchasing.

 

HB 137, introduced by Representative Hughes, relating to repealing intervention fees for parolees.

 

HB 138, introduced by Representatives Hughes and Komo, relating an economic development grant program.

 

HB 139, introduced by Representative Hughes, relating to title loans.

 

HB 140, introduced by Representative Hughes, relating to the labeling of food.

 

HB 141, introduced by Representative Hughes, relating to adoption.

 

HB 142, introduced by Representatives Hughes and Curls, relating to the use of credit scores by insurance companies.

 

HB 143, introduced by Representative Hughes, relating to the Missouri Universal Health Insurance Act.

 

HB 144, introduced by Representatives Hughes and Curls, relating to use of credit scores by employers.

 

HB 145, introduced by Representatives Hughes and Curls, relating to duty free zones.

 

HB 146, introduced by Representative Hughes, relating to expungement of certain criminal records.

 

HB 147, introduced by Representative Hughes, relating to school improvement districts.

 

HB 148, introduced by Representative Franz, relating to collection of taxes.

 

HB 149, introduced by Representatives Cooper, Schaaf, Grisamore, Sater, Weter and Kelly, relating to law enforcement canine team certification.

 

HB 150, introduced by Representatives Still, Burnett, Norr, Kelly, Webber, Jones (63), McNeil, Walton Gray, Pace, Morris, Schupp, Colona, Kander, Hummel, Atkins, LeBlanc, Carter and Quinn, relating to payday loans.

 

HB 151, introduced by Representative Yates, relating to the Missouri health insurance pool.

 

HB 152, introduced by Representatives Ruestman, Cooper, Cox, Dusenberg, Fisher (125), Jones (89), Nieves, Parkinson, Schad, Ruzicka, Wood, Wright, Harris and Davis, relating to the DNA profiling system.

 

HB 153, introduced by Representatives Brown (50) and Flook, relating to community improvement districts.

 

HB 154, introduced by Representatives Ruestman, Emery, Bivins, Brandom, Day, Cox, Dusenberg, Funderburk, McGhee, Nance, Nieves, Sander, Sater, Schaaf, Weter, Wildberger, Yaeger and Cooper, relating to grandparents as preferential placement for children.

 

HB 155, introduced by Representative Nance, relating to powers of certain city councils.

 

HB 156, introduced by Representatives Nance and Ruestman, relating to supplemental food stamp assistance.

 

HB 157, introduced by Representative Nance, relating to long-term care facilities.

 

HB 158, introduced by Representatives Nance, Ruestman and Parkinson, relating to small claims actions.

 

HB 159, introduced by Representative Nance, relating to liquor licenses.

 

HB 160, introduced by Representatives McGhee, Pratt, Wallace, Schad, Nieves, Nance, Jones (89), Brown (30) and Atkins, relating to the crime of endangering the welfare of a child.

 

HB 161, introduced by Representative McGhee, relating to the Missouri state highway patrol fuel fund.

 

HB 162, introduced by Representatives Dusenberg, Ruestman and McGhee, relating to contracts.

 

HB 163, introduced by Representatives Dusenberg and Schieffer, relating to the Missouri gaming commission.

 

HB 164, introduced by Representatives Dusenberg, Yates, Brown (30), Kraus, Atkins, Wells, Ruestman, Schad and Schieffer, relating to sexual offenders.

 

HB 165, introduced by Representatives Dusenberg, Smith (150), Brown (30), Ervin, Guest, Day, Wallace, Nieves and Davis, relating to protective headgear for operation of motorcycles or motortricycles.

 

HB 166, introduced by Representatives Dusenberg and Yates, relating to health screening of public school students.

 

HB 167, introduced by Representative Dusenberg, relating to criminal history records information.

 

HB 168, introduced by Representatives Quinn, LeVota, Fallert, Komo, Hodges, Todd, Wildberger, Still, Kander, Schieffer, Kuessner, Lampe, Atkins, Webber, Harris and McClanahan, relating to contracts between legislators.

 

HB 169, introduced by Representatives Jones (89), Schad, Nance, Thomson, Schaaf, Richard, Sater, Wildberger, Rucker and Emery, relating to city sales taxes.

 

HB 170, introduced by Representatives Cox, Jones (89), Scharnhorst, Schaaf, Bivins, Davis, Wallace, Ruestman, Sander, Schad, Emery, Wells, Ruzicka and Parkinson, relating to business premises safety.

 

HB 171, introduced by Representatives Cox, Nance, Faith, Scharnhorst, Bivins, Schaaf, Davis, Wallace, Sander, Schad, Wells and Parkinson, relating to payment of rent when a leased residence is destroyed.

 

HB 172, introduced by Representatives Cox, Nance, Scharnhorst, Davis, Wallace, Ruestman, Sander, Emery, Wells and Parkinson, relating to wells exempted from regulation.

 

HB 173, introduced by Representatives Cox, Faith, Scharnhorst, Bivins, Talboy, Davis and Ruestman, relating to the Andrew Jackson Vote Restoration Act.

 

HB 174, introduced by Representatives Cox, Nance, Scharnhorst, Schaaf, Dixon and Emery, relating to the disclosure of the distribution of state funds.

 

HB 175, introduced by Representatives Cox and Scharnhorst, relating to motorcycle passengers.

 

HB 176, introduced by Representative Cox, relating to the neglect and control of animals.

 

HB 177, introduced by Representative Cox, relating to court records for sexual offenses.

 

HB 178, introduced by Representatives Stevenson, Ruestman, Nance, Sander, Jones (89) and Bivins, relating to corporate income tax rates.

 

HB 179, introduced by Representatives Stevenson, Sater, Nance, Sander, Ruestman and Jones (89), relating to vehicles abandoned at automobile repair businesses.

 

HB 180, introduced by Representatives Stevenson, Sater, Nance, Sander and Ruestman, relating to deceptive television advertisements for legal services.

 

HB 181, introduced by Representatives Stevenson, McGhee, Nance, Ruestman and Kratky, relating to landlord-tenant actions.

 

HB 182, introduced by Representative Stevenson, relating to the Missouri uniform trust code.

 

HB 183, introduced by Representatives Stevenson, Sater, Nance, Sander, Schad and Ruestman, relating to child support.

 

HB 184, introduced by Representative Molendorp, relating to circuit judges in the seventeenth judicial circuit.

 

HB 185, introduced by Representatives Flook and Scharnhorst, relating to school bus safety belts.

 

HB 186, introduced by Representatives Flook, Ervin, Ruestman, Bivins, Nolte, Davis, Nieves, Scharnhorst, Schad, Grisamore, Kraus and Parkinson, relating to criminal nonsupport.

 

HB 187, introduced by Representatives Flook, Jones (89), Nieves, Nance, Schad, Nolte, Bivins, Grisamore, Colona, Scharnhorst, Grill and Burnett, relating to child custody jurisdiction and enforcement.

 

HB 188, introduced by Representatives Flook, Kraus, Nolte, Ervin, Sater, Smith (150), Schad, Nieves, Ruestman, Bivins, Grisamore, Scharnhorst, Davis and Parkinson, relating to the use of school funds.

 

HB 189, introduced by Representatives Flook, Brandom, Kraus, Grisamore, Cox, Jones (89), Day, Nance, Bruns, Storch, Dusenberg, Komo, Corcoran, Zerr, Faith, Nieves, Brown (50), Diehl and Brandom, relating to business development.

 

HB 190, introduced by Representatives Flook, Corcoran, Bruns, Nance, Day, Jones (89), Cox, Grisamore, Storch, Kraus, Brandom, Nieves, Faith, Brown (50), Zerr, Diehl, Dusenberg and Komo, relating to job training.

 

HB 191, introduced by Representatives Flook, Smith (150), Zerr, Corcoran, Diehl, Dusenberg, Faith, Nieves, Brandom, Kraus, Grisamore, Jones (89), Brown (50), Komo, Cox, Day, Nance, Bruns and Storch, relating to the Missouri quality jobs act.

 

HB 192, introduced by Representative Hughes, relating to voter caging.

 

HB 193, introduced by Representatives Harris, Roorda, Meadows and Fallert, relating to a sales tax for funding county public health centers.

 

HB 194, introduced by Representative Harris, relating to relocation of a child by a parent.

 

HB 195, introduced by Representatives Brandom, Wallace, Bivins, Jones (89), Sater, Nance, Ruestman and McGhee, relating to landlord/tenant actions in small claims court.

 

HB 196, introduced by Representatives Brandom, Wallace, Bivins and Sater, relating to surrogate health care decisions.

 

HB 197, introduced by Representatives Brandom, Jones (89), Wallace, Sater and Ruestman, relating to blasting safety.

 

HB 198, introduced by Representatives Brandom, Sander, Wallace, Bivins and Ruestman, relating to gift certificates.

 

HB 199, introduced by Representatives Brandom, Sander, Silvey, Wallace, Bivins, Jones (89), Sater and Nance, relating to tax credits for donations to senior citizen services centers.

 

HB 200, introduced by Representatives Brandom, Sander, Wallace, Bivins, Jones (89), Sater and Nance, relating to the designation of Girl Scout Day.

 

HB 201, introduced by Representative Brown (50), relating to registration of landlords.

 

HB 202, introduced by Representatives Sander and Wallace, relating to 911 funds and address postings.

 

HB 203, introduced by Representatives Schaaf, Ruestman, Parkinson and Atkins, relating to health insurance contracts.

 

HB 204, introduced by Representatives Ruestman, Bruns, Schaaf, Jones (89), Ruzicka, Nieves, Schad, Nolte, Sater, Grisamore, Wilson (130) and McGhee, relating to an income tax credit for volunteer firefighters.

 

HB 205, introduced by Representatives Parson, Bruns, Jones (117) and Schad, relating to reduced ignition propensity cigarettes.

 

HB 206, introduced by Representatives McGhee and Nance, relating to certain parties being allowed to prosecute their claims and defenses without the assistance of an attorney.

 

HB 207, introduced by Representative McGhee, relating to utility payments.

 

HB 208, introduced by Representative McGhee, relating to the Missouri state park board.

 

HB 209, introduced by Representatives Kirkton, Atkins, Hodges and Schieffer, relating to the taxation of property.

 

HB 210, introduced by Representative Deeken, relating to state retirement.

 

HB 211, introduced by Representatives Deeken and McGhee, relating to minimum pay for certain corrections employees.

 

HB 212, introduced by Representatives Deeken and McGhee, relating to the reduction of a alcohol-related problems.

 

HB 213, introduced by Representative Deeken, relating to the establishment and administration of a drunk driving memorial sign program.

 

HB 214, introduced by Representative Deeken, relating to the Missouri local government employees' retirement system.

 

HB 215, introduced by Representatives Flook, Talboy, Diehl, Bruns, Grisamore, Jones (89), Corcoran, Scharnhorst and Wildberger, relating to port authorities.

 

HB 216, introduced by Representative Guest, relating to tractor parades.

 

HB 217, introduced by Representative Hoskins (80), relating to student transfers.

 

HB 218, introduced by Representative Ervin, relating to Missouri high risk insurance pool.

 

HB 219, introduced by Representatives Lampe, Walton Gray, Hodges and Kander, relating to corporate filings with the secretary of state.

 

HB 220, introduced by Representatives Lampe, Wildberger, Walton Gray, Pace, Still and Hodges, relating to the sale and manufacture of imitation butter.

 

HB 221, introduced by Representatives Lampe, Walton Gray, Kander, Still, Norr, Hodges and Oxford, relating to elected officials.

 

HB 222, introduced by Representatives Yates, Kraus, Dusenberg and Faith, relating to election of school board members in certain urban districts.

 

HB 223, introduced by Representative Yates, relating to taxation of health and fitness memberships and equipment.

 

HB 224, introduced by Representative Yates, relating to fuel ethanol.

 

HB 225, introduced by Representatives Emery and Ruestman, relating to the elevator safety board.

 

HB 226, introduced by Representatives Emery, Bruns, Nance, Nieves, Schaaf, Smith (150), Bivins, Ruestman, Jones (89), Parkinson, Schad and Dusenberg, relating to the right of pharmacies regarding abortifacients.

 

HB 227, introduced by Representatives Emery, Jones (89), Nieves and Ruestman, relating to the Missouri human rights act.

 

HB 228, introduced by Representatives Parson, Scharnhorst, Jones (117), Schad, Grisamore, Wilson (130), McGhee, Nieves, Kingery, Wilson (119) and Wood, relating to petition circulators.

 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

 

            Mr. Speaker: I am instructed by the Senate to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has taken up and adopted SR 2.

 

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 2

 

              BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate, that the Secretary of the Senate inform the House of Representatives that the Senate of the First Regular Session of the Ninety-fifth General Assembly is duly convened and is now in session and ready for consideration of business;

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate notify the House of Representatives that the Senate is now organized with the election of the following named officers:

 

                                                         President Pro Tem......................Charlie Shields

 

                                                         Secretary of Senate.....................Terry L. Spieler

 

                                                         Sergeant-at-Arms........................Bill Smith

 

                                                         Doorkeeper..................................Ken Holman

 

 


            Mr. Speaker: I am instructed by the Senate to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has taken up and adopted SCR 1.

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1

 

              BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that the President Pro Tem of the Senate and the Speaker of the House appoint a committee of thirty-six members, one-half from the Senate and one-half from the House to cooperate in making all necessary plans and arrangements for the participation of the General Assembly in the inauguration of the executive officials of the State of Missouri on January 12, 2009; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the joint committee be authorized to cooperate with any other committees, officials or persons planning and executing the inaugural ceremonies keeping with the traditions of the great State of Missouri.

 

            In which the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested.

 

            Shelby Hobbs, daughter of Representative Steve and Carolyn Hobbs, sang “God Bless America.”

 

            The benediction was given by the Reverend James Earl Jackson, House of Prayer, Jefferson City.

 

              Now may the Lord bless you and keep you; may the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; may the Lord look with favor upon you, and give you peace.

 

              We ask this blessing upon this House, the Representatives and their families, their staff and those visiting. We ask this blessing not only for today, but for the entire 2009 legislative session.

 

              We ask this blessing in the name of Your Son. Amen.

 

WITHDRAWAL OF HOUSE BILL

 

December 8, 2008

 

TO:                                    Adam Crumbliss

                                           Office of the Chief Clerk

 

FROM:                              Representative-elect Mary Wynne Still

 

RE:                                     House Bill No. 81

 

I would like to withdraw House Bill No. 81 so that others may co-sign. Thank you.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            On motion of Representative Tilley, the House adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 8, 2009.

 

 


HOUSE CALENDAR

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SECOND DAY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2009

 

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION FOR SECOND READING

 

HCR 5

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND READING

 

HJR 1 through HJR 11

 

HOUSE BILLS FOR SECOND READING

 

1          HB 26 through HB 80

2          HB 82 through HB 228

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 

SCR 1 - Tilley