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Journal of the House


First Regular Session, 93rd General Assembly




TWENTY-FIFTH DAY, Thursday, February 17, 2005

The House met pursuant to adjournment.


            Speaker Pro Tem Bearden in the Chair.


            Prayer by Ralph Robinett, Sergeant-at-Arms.


              Heavenly Father, arise and have compassion on us as we return to work today.


              Show us Your favor and grant us wisdom and patience to accomplish our tasks in this Session.


              Heavenly Father, help us get through this Session. Be with all of us that we may show love and understanding and be considerate in our debate of the issues that come before us.


              Lord, be not far off, be our strength and come quickly to help us, rescue us from the mouths of the lions, save us from the harms of the wild oxen.


              Create in us a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within us. In the Lord’s name, Amen.


            The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was recited.


            The Speaker appointed the following to act as Honorary Pages for the Day, to serve without compensation: Audrianna Stowe, Hannah Stowe, Elizah Stowe and Joshua Stowe.


            The Journal of the twenty-fourth day was approved as printed.


HOUSE COURTESY RESOLUTIONS OFFERED AND ISSUED


            House Resolution No. 662 - Representative Swinger

            House Resolution No. 663 - Representative Kratky

            House Resolution No. 664 - Representative Jetton

            House Resolution No. 665 - Representative Lampe

            House Resolution No. 666 - Representative Self

            House Resolution No. 667

                        and

            House Resolution No. 668 - Representative El-Amin

            House Resolution No. 669 - Representative Parker

            House Resolution No. 670 - Representative Wilson (119)

            House Resolution No. 671 - Representative Kingery



            House Resolution No. 672

                        and

            House Resolution No. 673 - Representative Rucker

            House Resolution No. 674 - Representative Bringer

            House Resolution No. 675 - Representative Lembke

            House Resolution No. 676 - Representative Pollock

            House Resolution No. 677 - Representative Baker (25)

            House Resolution No. 678 - Representative Boykins, et al.


SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS


            HB 560 through HB 580 were read the second time.

 

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS


            SS SCS SB 98 and SCS SBs 202, 33, 45, 183 & 217 were read the second time.


COMMITTEE REPORTS


            Committee on Rules, Chairman Cooper (120) reporting:


            Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Rules, to which was referred HR 11, begs leave to report it has examined the same and recommends that it Do Pass, with no time limit for debate.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 11


               WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives enjoy a long, proud tradition of meeting their responsibilities to the citizens of this state while upholding the virtues represented by the "Glory of Missouri": Knowledge, Liberty, Equality, Law, Justice, Fraternity, Education, Progress, Honor, Truth, Virtue, Temperance, Enterprise, and Charity; and


              WHEREAS, these virtues are engraved in the House Chamber of the State Capitol with the inscription: "All the foregoing human qualities bind into one theme, the Glory of Missouri because no people attain these virtues unless they are great"; and

 

              WHEREAS, the "Glory of Missouri" Award was created to encourage the values held by the early leaders of Missouri and to recognize those standards as exemplified in our schools and communities by this state's young people, the future of Missouri:


              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives, Ninety-third General Assembly, hereby grant permission for the House Chamber and Third Floor Rotunda area to be used for the purpose of presenting the "Glory of Missouri" Award to the young citizens of this great state on Monday, April 4, 2005, from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.




            Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Rules, to which was referred HR 12, begs leave to report it has examined the same and recommends that it Do Pass, with no time limit for debate.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 12


              WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives enjoy a long, proud tradition of meeting their responsibilities to the citizens of this state while upholding the virtues represented by the "Glory of Missouri": Knowledge, Liberty, Equality, Law, Justice, Fraternity, Education, Progress, Honor, Truth, Virtue, Temperance, Enterprise, and Charity; and


              WHEREAS, these virtues are engraved in the House Chamber of the State Capitol with the inscription: "All the foregoing human qualities bind into one theme, the Glory of Missouri because no people attain these virtues unless they are great"; and

 

              WHEREAS, the "Glory of Missouri" Award was created to encourage the values held by the early leaders of Missouri and to recognize those standards as exemplified in our schools and communities by this state's young people, the future of Missouri:


              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives, Ninety-third General Assembly, hereby grant permission for the House Chamber and Third Floor Rotunda area to be used for the purpose of presenting the "Glory of Missouri" Award to the young citizens of this great state on Monday, March 14, 2005, from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.


            Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Rules, to which was referred HR 96, begs leave to report it has examined the same and recommends that it Do Pass, with no time limit for debate.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 96


              WHEREAS, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives enjoy a long, proud tradition of meeting their responsibilities to the citizens of this state while upholding the virtues represented by the "Glory of Missouri": Knowledge, Liberty, Equality, Law, Justice, Fraternity, Education, Progress, Honor, Truth, Virtue, Temperance, Enterprise, and Charity; and


              WHEREAS, these virtues are engraved in the House Chamber of the State Capitol with the inscription: "All the foregoing human qualities bind into one theme, the Glory of Missouri because no people attain these virtues unless they are great"; and

 

              WHEREAS, the "Glory of Missouri" Award was created to encourage the values held by the early leaders of Missouri and to recognize those standards as exemplified in our schools and communities by this state's young people, the future of Missouri:


              NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives, Ninety-third General Assembly, hereby grant permission for the House Chamber and Third Floor Rotunda area to be used for the purpose of presenting the "Glory of Missouri" Award to the young citizens of this great state on Friday, April 15, 2005, from 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.


            Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Rules, to which was referred HR 163, begs leave to report it has examined the same and recommends that it Do Pass, with no time limit for debate.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 163


              WHEREAS, the General Assembly has a tradition of granting the use of the House of Representatives and Senate Chambers for mock legislative workshops conducted by civic organizations; and


              WHEREAS, the University Extension 4-H Development Program is an educational experience in state government for youth by allowing such youth, with the aid and supervision of extension staff and legislators, to participate in mock legislative hearings and floor discussions of current bills that are of interest to youth:


              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives, Ninety-second General Assembly, hereby grant the 4-H Citizenship Youth Forum permission to use the House Chamber on Thursday, June 30, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. to conduct a mock legislative session.


            Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Rules, to which was referred HR 222, begs leave to report it has examined the same and recommends that it Do Pass, with no time limit for debate.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 222


              WHEREAS, Southwest Missouri State University was founded March 17, 1905, in Springfield as Missouri State Normal School, Fourth District; and


              WHEREAS, the institution has "Dared to Excel" for the past 100 years; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Southwest Missouri State University System, including its campuses in West Plains and Mountain Grove, are celebrating the Centennial year from July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005; and


              WHEREAS, during its 100 years, the institution has had four names - Missouri State Normal School, Fourth District; Southwest Missouri State Teachers College; Southwest Missouri State College; and Southwest Missouri State University - changed each time to more accurately reflect what the institution has become; and


              WHEREAS, the institution has "opened the door of opportunity" for students for the past century; and


              WHEREAS, the institution and its faculty, staff, and students have distinguished themselves in academics, in research, in public service, and in co-curricular activities; and


              WHEREAS, since 1995, the institution has been further distinguished by its statewide public affairs mission; and


              WHEREAS, from fall 1906 to fall 2004, the number of students has grown from 173 to 20,846; and


              WHEREAS, since 1906, the number of full-time faculty has increased from 8 to 718; and


              WHEREAS, the institution has contributed to the economic development of the region and the state, impacting the area economy by nearly $2 million per day; and


              WHEREAS, the future is bright for the institution in the 21st century:


              NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Missouri House of Representatives, Ninety-third General Assembly, that Thursday, March 17, 2005, be proclaimed "Southwest Missouri State University Founders Day" in the State of Missouri, with sincere appreciation and appropriate celebration of the significant contributions the institution has made to citizens of Missouri over the past 100 years.




            Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Rules, to which was referred HCR 9, begs leave to report it has examined the same and recommends that it Do Pass, with no time limit for debate.


HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 9


              WHEREAS, the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) of the federal Social Security Act penalize people who have dedicated their lives to public and military service by taking away benefits they have earned; and


              WHEREAS, nine out of ten public employees affected by the GPO lose their entire spousal benefit, even though their spouse paid Social Security taxes for many years; and


              WHEREAS, the WEP causes hard-working people to lose up to sixty percent of the benefits they earned themselves; and

 

WHEREAS, many workers rely on misleading Social Security Administration statements that fail to take into account the GPO and WEP when projecting benefits; and


              WHEREAS, the impact of the GPO and WEP is not just felt in those states in which public employees, including retired veterans, are not covered by Social Security, because people move from state to state and affected individuals are everywhere; and


              WHEREAS, the GPO and WEP apply to Missouri retired veterans; and


              WHEREAS, the number of people affected across the country is growing every day as more and more people reach retirement age; and


              WHEREAS, some 300,000 individuals lose an average of $3,600 a year due to the GPO which can make the difference between self-sufficiency and poverty; and


              WHEREAS, these people have less money to spend in their local economy and sometimes have to turn to expensive government programs like food stamps to make ends meet; and


              WHEREAS, the nation should respect, not penalize, public and military service; and


              WHEREAS, the GPO and WEP are established in federal law and repeal of the GPO and WEP can only be enacted by the United States Congress:


              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-third General Assembly, First Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby urge the Congress of the United States to immediately repeal the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and the members of the Missouri Congressional delegation.


            Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Rules, to which was referred HCR 11, begs leave to report it has examined the same and recommends that it Do Pass, with no time limit for debate.


HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 11


              WHEREAS, citizens have a right, protected by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, to keep and bear arms; and


              WHEREAS, lawsuits have been commenced against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and importers of firearms that operate as designed and intended, which seek money damages and other relief for the harm caused by the misuse of firearms by third parties, including criminals; and


              WHEREAS, the manufacture, importation, possession, sale, and use of firearms and ammunition in the United States are heavily regulated by federal, state, and local laws, including the Gun Control Act of 1968, the National Firearms Act, and the Arms Export Control Act; and


              WHEREAS, businesses in the United States that are engaged in interstate and foreign commerce through the lawful design, manufacture, marketing, distribution, importation, or sale to the public of firearms or ammunition that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce are not, and should not, be liable for the harm caused by those who criminally or unlawfully misuse firearm products or ammunition products that function as designed and intended; and


              WHEREAS, thirty-three states have passed legislation protecting firearms and ammunition manufacturers, and legislation in Congress supporting this measure has broad bipartisan support:


              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-third General Assembly, First Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby request our elected Representatives and Senators in the United States Congress to end the abuse of tort laws against the firearms industry; 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 each member of the Missouri Congressional Delegation.


            Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Rules, to which was referred HCS HBs 94 & 185, begs leave to report it has examined the same and recommends that it Be Returned to the Committee of Origin.


THIRD READING OF HOUSE BILLS


            HCS HB 393, relating to tort reform, was taken up by Representative Byrd.


            On motion of Representative Byrd, HCS HB 393 was read the third time and passed by the following vote:


AYES: 106

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baker 123

Barnitz

Bearden

Behnen

Bivins

Black

Bringer

Brown 30

Bruns

Byrd

Casey

Chinn

Cooper 120

Cooper 155

Cooper 158

Cunningham 145

Cunningham 86

Curls

Davis

Day

Deeken

Dempsey

Denison

Dethrow

Dixon

Dusenberg

Emery

Ervin

Faith

Fares

Fisher

Flook

Franz

Goodman

Guest

Harris 110

Hobbs

Hoskins

Hubbard

Hunter

Icet

Jackson

Johnson 47

Jones

Kelly

Kingery

Kraus

Lager

Lembke

Lipke

Loehner

Marsh

May

McGhee

Meiners

Moore

Munzlinger

Muschany

Myers

Nance

Nieves

Nolte

Page

Parson

Pearce

Phillips

Pollock

Portwood

Pratt

Quinn

Rector

Richard

Roark

Robb

Ruestman

Rupp

Sander

Sater

Schaaf

Schad

Schlottach

Selby

Self

Skaggs

Smith 118

Smith 14

Stefanick

Stevenson

St. Onge

Sutherland

Swinger

Threlkeld

Tilley

Viebrock

Wagner

Wallace

Wasson

Wells

Weter

Wilson 119

Wilson 130

Wood

Wright 137

Wright 159

Yates

Mr Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOES: 052

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aull

Baker 25

Bland

Bowman

Boykins

Brooks

Brown 50

Burnett

Chappelle-Nadal

Corcoran

Darrough

Daus

Donnelly

El-Amin

Fraser

George

Harris 23

Haywood

Henke

Hughes

Johnson 61

Johnson 90

Jolly

Kratky

Kuessner

Lampe

LeVota

Liese

Low 39

Lowe 44

Meadows

Oxford

Parker

Robinson

Roorda

Rucker

Salva

Schneider

Schoemehl

Shoemyer

Spreng

Storch

Villa

Vogt

Walsh

Whorton

Wildberger

Witte

Wright-Jones

Yaeger

Young

Zweifel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENT: 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 004

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avery

Bean

Dougherty

Walton

 

 

 

 

 

 

VACANCIES: 001


            Speaker Pro Tem Bearden declared the bill passed.


            HCS HB 441, relating to methamphetamine precursor drugs, was taken up by Representative Lipke.


            On motion of Representative Lipke, HCS HB 441 was read the third time and passed by the following vote:


AYES: 157

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aull

Baker 123

Baker 25

Barnitz

Bearden

Behnen

Bivins

Black

Bland

Bowman

Boykins

Bringer

Brooks

Brown 30

Brown 50

Bruns

Burnett

Byrd

Chappelle-Nadal

Casey

Chinn

Cooper 120

Cooper 155

Cooper 158

Corcoran

Cunningham 145

Cunningham 86

Curls

Darrough

Daus

Davis

Day

Deeken

Dempsey

Denison

Dethrow

Dixon

Donnelly

Dusenberg

El-Amin

Emery

Ervin

Faith

Fares

Fisher

Flook

Franz

Fraser

George

Goodman

Guest

Harris 110

Harris 23

Haywood

Henke

Hobbs

Hoskins

Hubbard

Hughes

Hunter

Icet

Jackson

Johnson 47

Johnson 61

Johnson 90

Jolly

Jones

Kelly

Kingery

Kratky

Kraus

Kuessner

Lager

Lampe

Lembke

LeVota

Liese

Lipke

Loehner

Low 39

Lowe 44

Marsh

May

McGhee

Meadows

Meiners

Moore

Munzlinger

Muschany

Myers

Nance

Nieves

Nolte

Oxford

Page

Parker

Parson

Pearce

Phillips

Pollock

Portwood

Pratt

Quinn

Rector

Richard

Roark

Robb

Robinson

Roorda

Rucker

Ruestman

Rupp

Salva

Sander

Sater

Schaaf

Schad

Schlottach

Schneider

Schoemehl

Selby

Self

Shoemyer

Skaggs

Smith 118

Smith 14

Spreng

Stefanick

Stevenson

St. Onge

Storch

Sutherland

Swinger

Threlkeld

Tilley

Viebrock

Vogt

Wagner

Wallace

Walsh

Wasson

Wells

Weter

Whorton

Wildberger

Wilson 119

Wilson 130

Witte

Wood

Wright-Jones

Wright 137

Wright 159

Yaeger

Yates

Young

Zweifel

Mr Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOES: 001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Villa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENT: 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 004

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avery

Bean

Dougherty

Walton

 

 

 

 

 

 

VACANCIES: 001


            Speaker Pro Tem Bearden declared the bill passed.


            The emergency clause was adopted by the following vote:


AYES: 157

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aull

Baker 123

Baker 25

Barnitz

Bearden

Behnen

Bivins

Black

Bland

Bowman

Boykins

Bringer

Brooks

Brown 30

Brown 50

Bruns

Burnett

Byrd

Chappelle-Nadal

Casey

Chinn

Cooper 120

Cooper 155

Cooper 158

Corcoran

Cunningham 145

Cunningham 86

Curls

Darrough

Daus

Davis

Day

Deeken

Dempsey

Denison

Dethrow

Dixon

Donnelly

Dusenberg

El-Amin

Emery

Ervin

Faith

Fares

Fisher

Flook

Franz

Fraser

George

Goodman

Guest

Harris 110

Harris 23

Haywood

Henke

Hobbs

Hoskins

Hubbard

Hughes

Hunter

Icet

Jackson

Johnson 47

Johnson 61

Johnson 90

Jolly

Jones

Kelly

Kingery

Kratky

Kraus

Kuessner

Lager

Lampe

Lembke

LeVota

Liese

Lipke

Loehner

Low 39

Lowe 44

Marsh

May

McGhee

Meadows

Meiners

Moore

Munzlinger

Muschany

Myers

Nance

Nieves

Nolte

Oxford

Page

Parker

Parson

Pearce

Phillips

Pollock

Portwood

Pratt

Quinn

Rector

Richard

Roark

Robb

Robinson

Roorda

Rucker

Ruestman

Rupp

Salva

Sander

Sater

Schaaf

Schad

Schlottach

Schneider

Schoemehl

Selby

Self

Shoemyer

Skaggs

Smith 118

Smith 14

Spreng

Stefanick

Stevenson

St. Onge

Storch

Sutherland

Swinger

Threlkeld

Tilley

Viebrock

Vogt

Wagner

Wallace

Walsh

Wasson

Wells

Weter

Whorton

Wildberger

Wilson 119

Wilson 130

Witte

Wood

Wright-Jones

Wright 137

Wright 159

Yaeger

Yates

Young

Zweifel

Mr Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOES: 001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Villa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENT: 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 004

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avery

Bean

Dougherty

Walton

 

 

 

 

 

 

VACANCIES: 001


REFERRAL OF HOUSE BILLS


            The following House Bills were referred to the Committee indicated:


HB 29 - Higher Education

HB 108 - Health Care Policy

HB 115 - Local Government

HB 122 - Ways and Means

HB 159 - Conservation and Natural Resources

HB 169 - Senior Citizen Advocacy

HB 203 - Tourism

HB 258 - Elementary and Secondary Education

HB 285 - Higher Education

HB 304 - Utilities

HB 306 - Ways and Means

HB 309 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 312 - Ways and Means

HB 313 - Ways and Means

HB 314 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 315 - Local Government

HB 316 - Elections

HB 319 - Elementary and Secondary Education

HB 320 - Elementary and Secondary Education

HB 321 - Ways and Means

HB 323 - Retirement

HB 324 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 325 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 326 - Job Creation and Economic Development

HB 329 - Elementary and Secondary Education

HB 330 - Children and Families

HB 335 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 336 - Local Government

HB 337 - Retirement

HB 340 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 341 - Higher Education

HB 346 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 348 - Job Creation and Economic Development

HB 349 - Local Government

HB 352 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 353 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 354 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 355 - Judiciary

HB 357 - Judiciary

HB 358 - Judiciary

HB 359 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 360 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 361 - Judiciary

HB 362 - Judiciary

HB 363 - Judiciary

HB 364 - Ways and Means

HB 366 - Judiciary

HB 367 - Agriculture Policy

HB 369 - Agriculture Policy

HB 370 - Tourism

HB 372 - Small Business

HB 373 - Senior Citizen Advocacy

HB 374 - Special Committee on Urban Issues

HB 376 - Agriculture Policy

HB 377 - Transportation

HB 378 - Elementary and Secondary Education

HB 382 - Workforce Development and Workplace Safety

HB 383 - Judiciary

HB 386 - Tourism

HB 387 - Small Business

HB 388 - Insurance Policy

HB 391 - Judiciary

HB 392 - Ways and Means

HB 396 - Judiciary

HB 397 - Health Care Policy

HB 400 - Insurance Policy

HB 401 - Health Care Policy

HB 411 - Retirement

HB 412 - Veterans

HB 413 - Special Committee on Urban Issues

HB 414 - Ways and Means

HB 416 - Ways and Means

HB 417 - Insurance Policy

HB 418 - Transportation

HB 419 - Judiciary

HB 420 - Senior Citizen Advocacy

HB 421 - Veterans

HB 431 - Job Creation and Economic Development

HB 435 - Transportation

HB 439 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 440 - Higher Education

HB 442 - Corrections and Public Institutions

HB 443 - Retirement

HB 444 - Local Government

HB 445 - Local Government

HB 446 - Corrections and Public Institutions

HB 447 - Local Government

HB 448 - Local Government

HB 451 - Tourism

HB 452 - Children and Families

HB 454 - Agriculture Policy

HB 455 - Conservation and Natural Resources

HB 456 - Judiciary

HB 458 - Retirement

HB 459 - Judiciary

HB 460 - Judiciary

HB 461 - Ways and Means

HB 462 - Health Care Policy

HB 463 - Health Care Policy

HB 465 - Local Government

HB 466 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 469 - Transportation

HB 470 - Ways and Means

HB 471 - Professional Registration and Licensing

HB 472 - Elementary and Secondary Education

HB 473 - Elementary and Secondary Education

HB 474 - Insurance Policy

HB 475 - Local Government

HB 477 - Workforce Development and Workplace Safety

HB 479 - Local Government

HB 480 - Local Government

HB 481 - Local Government

HB 482 - Professional Registration and Licensing

HB 484 - Corrections and Public Institutions

HB 485 - Local Government

HB 486 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 487 - Transportation

HB 488 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 489 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 490 - Transportation

HB 491 - Conservation and Natural Resources

HB 492 - Conservation and Natural Resources

HB 493 - Judiciary

HB 494 - Special Committee on Urban Issues

HB 495 - Judiciary

HB 496 - Insurance Policy

HB 497 - Conservation and Natural Resources

HB 498 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 499 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 506 - Workforce Development and Workplace Safety

HB 507 - Senior Citizen Advocacy

HB 508 - Special Committee on Urban Issues

HB 513 - Transportation

HB 516 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 520 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 521 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 522 - Veterans

HB 523 - Health Care Policy

HB 524 - Elections

HB 525 - Elections

HB 526 - Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB 529 - Insurance Policy

HB 531 - Corrections and Public Institutions

HB 532 - Job Creation and Economic Development

HB 535 - Veterans


REFERRAL OF SENATE BILLS


            The following Senate Bills were referred to the Committee indicated:


SS SCS SB 98 - Higher Education

SCS SBs 202, 33, 45, 183 & 217 - Retirement


COMMITTEE REPORTS


            Committee on Senior Citizen Advocacy, Chairman Bruns reporting:


            Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Senior Citizen Advocacy, to which was referred HB 229, begs leave to report it has examined the same and recommends that it Do Pass by Consent, and pursuant to Rule 25(26)(f) be referred to the Committee on Rules.


            Mr. Speaker: Your Committee on Senior Citizen Advocacy, to which was referred HB 230, begs leave to report it has examined the same and recommends that it Do Pass by Consent, and pursuant to Rule 25(26)(f) be referred to the Committee on Rules.




INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS


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


HJR 15, introduced by Representatives Sander, Meadows, Chinn, Wood, Hobbs, Faith, Munzlinger, Dethrow, Parker and Hubbard, relating to the parks and soils tax.


HJR 16, introduced by Representatives Chinn, Hobbs, Sander, Munzlinger, Day, Guest, Quinn, Nance, Black and Dethrow, relating to the parks and soils tax.


HJR 17, introduced by Representatives Munzlinger, Chinn, Sander, Hobbs, Smith (118), Sater, Faith, Behnen, Cunningham (145), Harris (110), Quinn, Dethrow, Guest, May, Schad, Johnson (47), Sutherland, Loehner, Day, Dougherty, Pearce, Myers, Aull and Hughes, relating to the parks and soils tax.


INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS


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


HB 581, introduced by Representatives Wilson (130), Munzlinger, Wildberger, Brown (30), McGhee, Myers, Dougherty, Lampe, Jolly, Dusenberg, Dixon, Ruestman and Jackson, relating to fees for copies of veterans' death certificates.


HB 582, introduced by Representative Myers, relating to small claims actions.


HB 583, introduced by Representative Swinger, relating to the designation of a certain highway.

 

HB 584, introduced by Representative Lager, relating to the career ladder program.


HB 585, introduced by Representatives Schaaf, Threlkeld, Page, Salva, Smith (118), Dixon, Wasson, Richard, Cooper (155), Dusenberg, Denison, Johnson (47), Davis, Ruestman, Hunter, Roark, Bivins, Deeken, Wright (137), Jackson, Phillips, Swinger, Fisher, Yates, Schneider, Dougherty, Hoskins and LeVota, relating to certificate of need.


HB 586, introduced by Representatives Sander, Phillips, Wood, Day, Fisher, Harris (110), Chinn, Hobbs, Portwood, Moore, Bivins, Cooper (158), Behnen, Myers, Cunningham (145), Hunter, Jetton, Quinn, Sutherland, Threlkeld, Nance, Roark, Dempsey, Schaaf, Bean, Lembke, Cooper (155), Davis, Nieves, Black, Kingery, McGhee, May, Emery, Bruns, Rupp, Nolte, Bearden, Dusenberg, Pollock, Sater, Rector, Deeken, Shoemyer, Ruestman, Flook, Schad, Henke, Meadows, Casey, Yates, Parson, Loehner, Icet, Stevenson, Meiners, Dougherty, Self, Tilley, Munzlinger, Denison, Weter, Wells, Franz, Dethrow, Wasson, Pratt, Ervin, Cunningham (86), Faith, Yaeger, Kratky, Schoemehl, Robinson, Kuessner, Kraus, Spreng, Brown (50), Selby, Bringer, Barnitz, Wright (137), Villa, Salva, Swinger, Burnett and George, relating to public funds.


HB 587, introduced by Representative Yaeger, relating to the operation of motor vehicles.


HB 588, introduced by Representatives Myers, Hobbs and Stevenson, relating to licensure of private applicators of pesticides.


HB 589, introduced by Representatives Lowe (44) and Moore, relating to real-time captioning of certain television programming.


HB 590, introduced by Representative Cooper (120), relating to parking on the Capitol grounds.


HB 591, introduced by Representatives Schlottach and Cooper (155), relating to licenses to transport persons or property.


HB 592, introduced by Representative Cooper (120), relating to excursion gambling boats.


HB 593, introduced by Representatives Portwood, Wright (137), Bearden, Goodman, Nieves and Smith (14), relating to police officer residency requirements.


WITHDRAWAL OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


February 17, 2005


Mr. Stephen Davis, Chief Clerk

Missouri House of Representatives

Room 306-C, State Capitol

Jefferson City, MO 65101


Dear Mr. Davis:


I respectfully request that House Concurrent Resolution No. 3 be withdrawn. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.


Sincerely yours,


/s/ Jack Jackson

89th District


COMMUNICATION


February 16, 2005


Mr. Steve Davis, Chief Clerk

Missouri House of Representatives

State Capitol

Jefferson City, MO 65101


Dear Chief Clerk:


Please be advised that my husband, former State Senator Phil B. Curls, does lobby for HCA & SSM in the state of Missouri.




If there are questions, feel free to let me know.


Sincerely,


/s/ Melba J. Curls

State Representative

41st District


ADJOURNMENT


            On motion of Representative Dempsey, the House adjourned until 4:00 p.m., Monday February 21, 2005.


COMMITTEE MEETINGS


APPROPRIATIONS - AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 8:00 a.m. Hearing Room 4.

Markup will be held on: HB 6


APPROPRIATIONS - AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 2:45 p.m. Hearing Room 4.

Markup will be held on: HB 6


APPROPRIATIONS - AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Wednesday, February 23, 2005, 8:00 a.m. Hearing Room 4.

Markup will be held on: HB 6


APPROPRIATIONS - EDUCATION

Monday, February 21, 2005, 9:00 a.m. Hearing Room 1.

Executive session.

Markup will be held on: HB 2


APPROPRIATIONS - EDUCATION

Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 8:00 a.m. Hearing Room 1.

Executive session.

Markup will be held on: HB 2, HB 3


APPROPRIATIONS - EDUCATION

Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 2:45 p.m. Hearing Room 1.

Executive session.

Markup will be held on: HB 2, HB 3


APPROPRIATIONS - EDUCATION

Wednesday, February 23, 2005, 2:45 p.m. Hearing Room 1.

Executive session.

Markup will be held on: HB 3




APPROPRIATIONS - HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Monday, February 21, 2005, 11:00 a.m. Hearing Room 3.

Medicaid eligibility. Cost sharing in the medicaid program.


APPROPRIATIONS - HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 8:00 a.m. Hearing Room 3.

Access to Mental Health services. Medicaid and Department of Health

and Senior Services pharmacy programs.

Recess at 10:00 a.m., reconvene at 2:00 p.m. Hearing room 3.


APPROPRIATIONS - PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS

Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 8:00 a.m. Hearing Room 6.

Mark up for Department of Public Safety and/or Department of Corrections.

Will reconvene at 2:45 p.m.


APPROPRIATIONS - TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Monday, February 21, 2005, 12:00 p.m. Hearing Room 5.

Markup for Departments of Transportation, Economic Development,

Insurance, Labor and Industrial Relations. CANCELLED


APPROPRIATIONS - TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 8:00 a.m. Hearing Room 5.

Markup for Departments of Transportation, Economic Development,

Insurance, Labor and Industrial Relations.


APPROPRIATIONS - TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 2:45 p.m. Hearing Room 5.

Markup for Departments of Transportation, Economic Development,

Insurance, Labor and Industrial Relations.


APPROPRIATIONS - TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Wednesday, February 23, 2005, 2:45 p.m. Hearing Room 5.

Markup for Departments of Transportation, Economic Development,

Insurance, Labor and Industrial Relations.


BUDGET

Monday, February 21, 2005, Hearing Room 3 upon evening adjournment.

Executive session will be held on: HB 14


CRIME PREVENTION AND PUBLIC SAFETY

Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 6:00 p.m. Hearing Room 1.

Public hearings to be held on: HB 27, HB 126, HB 177, HB 430, HB 389


ELECTIONS

Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 6:00 p.m. Hearing Room 5.

Public hearings to be held on: HB 255, HB 524

Executive session will be held on: HB 66, HB 107


JOINT COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND LEASES OVERSIGHT

Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 3:30 p.m. Senate Committee Room 1.

Organizational meeting. Executive session may or may not follow.


JOINT COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 8:00 p.m. Senate Committee Room 2.

New foundation formula discussion and simulations.

Overflow will be available in Senate Committee Room 1.


LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Monday, February 21, 2005, Hearing Room 6 upon afternoon adjournment.

Executive session may follow.

Executive session will be held on: HB 347, HB 114


LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Thursday, February 24, 2005, 8:00 a.m. Hearing Room 6.

Executive session will follow.

Public hearings to be held on: HB 200, HB 342, HB 343, HB 344, HB 345, HB 404


RULES

Monday, February 21, 2005, 3:00 p.m. Hearing Room 6.

Executive session may follow.

Public hearings to be held on: HR 134, HCS HB 468


SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION FUNDING

Monday, February 21, 2005, 6:00 p.m. Hearing Room 1.

Public hearing to be held on: HB 55


SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON URBAN ISSUES

Monday, February 21, 2005, Hearing Room 4 upon evening adjournment.

Executive session to follow.

Public hearings to be held on: HB 286, HB 438


TOURISM

Thursday, February 24, 2005, 9:00 a.m. House Lounge.

Presentation of the annual report by the Tourism Commission.


WAYS AND MEANS

Wednesday, February 23, 2005, Hearing Room 7 upon morning adjournment.

Possible Executive session.

Public hearings to be held on: HB 291, HB 461




HOUSE CALENDAR


TWENTY-SIXTH DAY, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2005


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND READING


HJR 15 through HJR 17


HOUSE BILLS FOR SECOND READING


HB 581 through HB 593