Journal of the House

First Regular Session, 93rd General Assembly

SEVENTY-SIXTH DAY, Thursday, May 19, 2005

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

            Representative Bruns in the Chair.

            Prayer by Representative Mark Bruns.

              Lord, as we gather here this morning to do the work of Your people, we pause to give You thanks for the gift of life. It is especially fitting on this day, the day we send off Your servant and our friend, Representative Richard Byrd to live in eternal happiness at Your side, where we know we shall all be some day if we live as Richard did.

              Richard lived his life as You commanded, loving his neighbor as himself. He was always willing to help others, no matter what was needed. His priorities were so very evident - God, family, friends and work. And his work was so important to him, as he loved to make this great state a better place to live.

              So Lord, even though we are filled with sadness by his passing, let us remember Richard by striving to love others as he did. Let us rejoice in the fact he is at Your side and that we were given the opportunity to know him. Please be with his wife and children in this difficult time, and give them comfort in knowing he was Your faithful servant and was loved by all who knew him.

              Lord, be with us as we carry on in Richard’s absence, give us the strength and wisdom to always do what is right, for it is in Your name that we proceed. Amen.

            The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was recited.


            On motion of Representative Bruns, the House recessed until SS SCS HCS HB 186 is signed.

            The hour of recess having expired, the House was called to order by Speaker Pro Tem Bearden.


            All other business of the House was suspended while SS SCS HCS HB 186 was read at length and, there being no objection, was signed by the Speaker Pro Tem to the end that the same may become law.

            The following members’ presence was noted: Casey, Dusenberg, Kratky, Roorda, Rucker, Shoemyer, Viebrock and Wright (137).


            On motion of Speaker Pro Tem Bearden, the House adjourned until 12:00 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2005.