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Journal of the House


First Regular Session, 93rd General Assembly




SEVENTIETH DAY, Friday, May 6, 2005

The House met pursuant to adjournment.


            Speaker Jetton in the Chair.


            Prayer by Chris Dunn, Legislative Assistant to Representative Marilyn Ruestman.


              Heavenly Father,


              Thank You for this day, You have certainly made it beautiful.

              Thank You for Your grace, love and provision that sustains us and those we care for.


              Lord, You inspired David, who needed Your protection long ago, to write,

 

“For in the day of trouble

He will keep me safe in His dwelling;

He will hide me in the shelter of His tabernacle

and set me high upon a rock.”


              Today we pray as David did, that You will protect us and set us high upon a rock.


              David continued to write in that same Psalm:

 

“I am still confident of this:

I will see the goodness of the LORD

in the land of the living.”


              Lord, as we take care of the affairs of our state today, help us see Your goodness and then pass it on to others. Help us to do what is right and not what is popular. We submit ourselves to You today. Help us have wisdom that comes from Heaven, and help us to be a blessing to our families, our coworkers and our constituencies today.


              In Your great name we ask. Amen.


            The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was recited.


            The Speaker appointed the following to act as an Honorary Page for the Day, to serve without compensation: Nicholas Drapp.


HOUSE COURTESY RESOLUTION OFFERED AND ISSUED


            House Resolution No. 2973 - Representative Witte


            The following members’ presence was noted: Bowman, Brown (50), Byrd, Casey, Chappelle-Nadal, Cooper (120), Day, Denison, Dixon, Franz, Harris (110), Hughes, Johnson (47), Johnson (61), Jones, Lampe, LeVota, Lowe (44), Meadows, Nieves, Pollock, Pratt, Quinn, Roorda, Rucker, Salva, Sanders Brooks, Schneider, Selby, Shoemyer, Sutherland, Swinger, Viebrock, Walsh, Wells, Whorton and Witte.


ADJOURNMENT


            On motion of Representative Ruestman, the House adjourned until 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 9, 2005.


CORRECTION TO THE HOUSE JOURNAL


            Correct House Journal, Sixty-ninth Day, Thursday, May 5, 2005, Page 1561, Line 18, by inserting immediately after said line the following:


            Mr. Speaker: Your Special Committee on General Laws, to which was referred HR 1176, begs leave to report it has examined the same and recommends that it Do Pass, and pursuant to Rule 25(26)(f) be referred to the Committee on Rules.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 1176


              WHEREAS, Amendment I of the United States Constitution, which provides in part that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion...", is a specific and unequivocal instruction to only the United States Congress; and


              WHEREAS, the United States Constitution makes no restriction on the ability of states to acknowledge God, the Supreme Ruler of the Universe; and


              WHEREAS, Amendment X of the United States Constitution, which provides that "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", reserved the right of the acknowledgment of God to the states and the people; and


              WHEREAS, the Preamble to the Missouri Constitution, which provides that "We the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness, do establish this constitution for the better government of the state", is within the boundaries of rights reserved to the states by the United States Constitution; and


              WHEREAS, the federal judiciary has overstepped its constitutional boundaries and ruled against the acknowledgment of God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, and government by local and state officers and other state institutions, including state schools; and


              WHEREAS, the federal judiciary has created confusion between Amendment I and Amendment X of the United States Constitution, and has consistently misapplied Amendment XIV, usurping the rights of the states and the people; and


              WHEREAS, Article VI of the United States Constitution requires that each member of the United States Congress and each member of the several state legislatures be bound by oath or affirmation to "support this constitution"; and


              WHEREAS, among the seminal principles of our constitutional republic is the premise that each branch of government will be a "check" upon the others; and


              WHEREAS, the United States Congress is charged with the solemn responsibility to cause the federal judiciary to refrain from interfering with the acknowledgment of God by any local, state, or federal official by any constitutional means at its' disposal, including limiting the jurisdiction of the federal courts in such matters; and


              WHEREAS, Article III, Section 2 of the United States Constitution provides in part that "the...court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make"; and


              WHEREAS, there is pending before the 109th Congress the Constitution Restoration Act of 2005, H.R. 1070 and S. 520, which will limit the jurisdiction of the federal courts and preserve the right to acknowledge God, exercised by the State of Missouri in its Preamble to the Missouri Constitution, to the states and to the people and resolve the issue of improper judicial intervention in matters relating to the acknowledgment of God:


              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives, the Ninety-third General Assembly, hereby urge the United States Congress to adopt forthwith the Constitution Restoration Act of 2005, H. R. 1070 and S. 520; 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 Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the President of the United States Senate, the Chairs of the Judiciary Committees of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, and each member of the Missouri Congressional Delegation.


COMMITTEE MEETINGS


CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Monday, May 9, 2005, 12:00 p.m. Hearing Room 1.

Executive session may follow. AMENDED

Public hearing to be held on: SS SCS SB 2


CONFERENCE COMMITTEE NOTICE

Monday, May 9, 2005, 10:00 a.m. Senate Lounge.

Public hearing to be held on: HCS SS SCS SB 210


CRIME PREVENTION AND PUBLIC SAFETY

Monday, May 9, 2005, Hearing Room 6 upon afternoon adjournment.

Executive session.


FISCAL REVIEW

Monday, May 9, 2005, 1:00 p.m. Hearing Room 4.

Any bills or matters referred to the Fiscal Review Committee. Executive session may follow.

Public hearings to be held on: HCS SS SCS SB 144, HCS SS SCS SB 287


FISCAL REVIEW

Tuesday, May 10, 2005, 9:00 a.m. Hearing Room 4.

Any bills or matters referred to the Fiscal Review Committee.

Executive session.


FISCAL REVIEW

Wednesday, May 11, 2005, 9:00 a.m. Hearing Room 4.

Any bills or matters referred to the Fiscal Review Committee.

Executive session.


FISCAL REVIEW

Thursday, May 12, 2005, 9:00 a.m. Hearing Room 4.

Any bills or matters referred to the Fiscal Review Committee.

Executive session.


FISCAL REVIEW

Friday, May 13, 2005, 9:00 a.m. Hearing Room 4.

Any bills or matters referred to the Fiscal Review Committee.

Executive session.


RULES

Monday, May 9, 2005, 11:00 a.m. Hearing Room 4.

Executive session may follow.

Public hearings to be held on: HR 1176, HCS#2 SS SB 362,

SCR 15, HCS SS SB 402, SCS SCR 8, SCS SCR 6,

HCS SCS SB 196, SCR 13, SB 534


VETERANS

Monday, May 9, 2005, Hearing Room 5 upon afternoon adjournment.

Executive session will follow.

Public hearing to be held on: SJR 19


HOUSE CALENDAR


SEVENTY-FIRST DAY, MONDAY, MAY 9, 2005


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION FOR PERFECTION


HCS HJR 12 - Bearden


HOUSE BILLS FOR PERFECTION


1          HCS HB 628 - Byrd

2          HCS HB 255 - Cunningham (86)

3          HCS HB 387 - Byrd

4          HB 572 - Stevenson

5          HCS HB 853 - Loehner

6          HB 291, as amended - Cooper (155)

7          HCS HB 272 - Pratt

8          HB 721 - Flook

9          HCS HB 671 - Sutherland

10        HCS HB 804 - Smith (118)

11        HB 679 - Kraus

12        HCS HB 742 - Bearden

13        HCS HB 854 - Richard

14        HCS HB 924 - Wallace

15        HCS HB 231 - Portwood

16        HCS#2 HB 586 - Sander

17        HCS HB 591, 210, 377, 760 & 777, HA 1 to HA 1, and HA 1, pending - Schlottach

18        HB 784 - Meadows

19        HB 633 - Lipke

20        HCS HB 430 - Shoemyer

21        HCS HB 490 - Daus

22        HCS HB 491, Part I, Part II, Part III, pending - McGhee

23        HCS HB 549 - Fraser

24        HCS HB 552 - Ervin

25        HCS HB 660 - Schlottach

26        HCS HB 842 & 831 - Brooks

27        HB 875 - Moore

28        HCS#2 HB 131 - Schaaf

29        HB 925 - Salva

30        HCS HB 948 - Cooper (158)

 

HOUSE BILL FOR PERFECTION - INFORMAL


HCS HB 639, as amended - Hoskins


HOUSE BILLS FOR THIRD READING


1          HB 375 - Nance

2          HCS HB 532 - Spreng

3          HB 952, E.C. - Icet

4          HCS HB 859 - Jetton

 

HOUSE BILL FOR THIRD READING - CONSENT


HCS HB 508, E.C. - Pratt


SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


SCR 2, (3-02-05, Pages 470-471) - Sander




SENATE BILLS FOR THIRD READING - CONSENT


1          SCS SB 222 - Sutherland

2          SB 480, HPA 1, pending - Kraus

3          SB 518 - Cooper (155)

4          SCS SB 6 - Lager

5          HCS SB 38 - Ruestman

6          SB 122 - Wright (137)

7          SB 162 - Cooper (155)

8          HCS SB 174, E.C. - Bruns

9          HCS SB 177 - Behnen

10        HCS SCS SB 182 - Rector

11        SB 209 - Pearce

12        HCS SB 216 - Goodman

13        SCS SB 227 - Kuessner

14        HCS SCS SB 238 - Faith

15        SCS SB 247 - Bruns

16        SB 265 - Wood

17        SB 288 - Lager

18        SB 304 - Ervin

19        HCS SB 308 - Pollock

20        SB 317 - Smith (118)

21        SCS SB 354 - Schlottach

22        SB 357 - Johnson (47)

23        HCS SB 364, E.C. - Franz

24        HCS SCS SB 372 - Kuessner

25        SCS SB 374 - Zweifel

26        SB 396 - Sutherland

27        HCS SB 401 - Lembke

28        SB 418 - Lipke

29        HCS SB 422 - Yates

30        HCS SCS SB 423 - Lipke

31        HCS SCS SB 450, E.C. - Portwood

32        SCS SB 496 - Kelly

33        SCS SB 502, E.C. - Portwood

34        SB 521, as amended - Cooper (158)

 

SENATE BILLS FOR THIRD READING


1          HCS SCS SB 70 - Richard

2          SB 488, HCA 1, pending - Robinson

3          SB 280 - Wasson

4          SB 286 - Kingery

5          SB 479 - May

6          SB 526 - Cunningham (145)

7          SB 180 - Cooper (158)

8          HCS SCS SB 260 - Baker (123)

9          SB 268 - Byrd

10        SB 274 - Richard

11        SS SCS SB 346 - Ruestman

12        HCS SS SB 95 - Hubbard

13        HCS SB 99 - Wood

14        SB 141 - Richard

15        HCS SS SCS SB 168 - Pratt

16        HCS SB 173 - Hobbs

17        HCS SB 187 - Guest

18        HCS SB 192 - Robinson

19        HCS SCS SBs 221, 250 & 256 - St. Onge

20        SB 232, HCA 1 - Bivins

21        SCS SB 310 - Dixon

22        HCS SCS SB 319 - Roark

23        HCS SS SB 343 - Richard

24        SB 361 - Nance

25        SB 380 - Cunningham (86)

26        HCS SCS SBs 420 & 344 - Byrd                   (2 hours debate on Third Reading)

27        SB 431, E.C. - Sutherland

28        SCS SBs 23 & 51 - Lipke

29        HCS SS SCS SBs 74 & 49, E.C. - Cooper (155)

30        HCS SCS SB 161 - Chinn

31        HCS SS#2 SCS SB 225, E.C. - Hobbs

32        SB 254 - Tilley

33        HCS SCS SB 262 - Johnson (47)

34        HCS SCS SB 272 - Dempsey

35        HCS SCS SB 355, E.C. - Loehner

36        SB 358 - Richard

37        HCS SS SCS SB 462, E.C. - Schad

38        HCS SCS SB 500 - Lager

39        HCS SCS SB 57 - Wilson (130)

40        HCS SB 194 - Kraus

41        HCS SCS SB 233 - Nance

42        HCS SCS SB 468 - Icet

43        HCS#2 SB 123 - Byrd

44        HCS SS SCS SB 144, (Fiscal Review 5-05-05) - Byrd

45        HCS#2 SB 165 - Byrd

46        HCS SS SCS SB 287, (Fiscal Review 5-05-05) - Baker (123)

47        SB 257 - Baker (123)

 



HOUSE BILLS WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS


1          SCS HCS HB 47, E.C. - Brown (30)

2          SCS HB 678, as amended - Byrd

3          SCS HB 707 - Cunningham (145)

4          SCS HCS HB 515 - Wood

5          SCS HB 638 - Cunningham (86)

6          SCS HB 685, E.C. - Franz

7          SCS HB 361 & HB 684 - Lipke

8          SCS HB 688 - Byrd

9          HCS HB 630, SPA 1 - Pollock

10        SCS HCS HB 362 - Lipke

11        SCS HB 456 - Kuessner

12        SCS HB 450 - Meiners

13        SCS HB 53 - Swinger

14        SCS HB 423 - Kuessner

15        SS SCS HCS HB 441, E.C. - Lipke

16        SCS HB 528 - Cunningham (145)

17        SCS HB 618 - Bearden

18        SCS HCS HB 297 - Pearce

19        SCS HCS HB 443 - Sander

20        SCS HCS#2 HB 232 - Portwood

21        SCS HB 229 - Portwood

22        HCS HB 525, SSA 1 for SA 1, SA 3 & SA 6 - May

23        HCS HB 576, SCA 1 - Flook

24        SS SCS HB 487, as amended, E.C. - Bruns

 

BILL CARRYING REQUEST MESSAGE


SS SCS HCS HB 58, as amended (request Senate recede/grant conference), E.C. - Johnson (47)


BILLS IN CONFERENCE


1          HCS SS SCS SB 210, as amended - Johnson (47)

2          HCS SCS#2 SB 155, as amended - Kingery

 

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS


1          HCS HCR 25, (3-10-05, Pages 588-589) - Schlottach

2          HCR 22, (4-20-05, Page 1171) - Bivins

3          HCR 33, (4-20-05, Pages 1171-1172) - Jetton




HOUSE BILLS TAKEN FROM COMMITTEE PER CONSTITUTION


1          HCR 14, (4-26-05, Pages 1277-1278) - Zweifel

2          HJR 23 - Emery

3          HB 846 - Page