House Journal - Day 001

House Journal



Second Regular Session, 89th General Assembly






FIRST DAY, Wednesday, January 7, 1998

Speaker Gaw in the Chair.

Prayer by Reverend Cheryl L.Tatham.

Through joys, celebrations, holidays and hopes, and in the midst of the increasing complexity of human existence, we seek Your guidance and wisdom, O God. As this House of Representatives begins this session, standing at the threshold of a new year, we pray Your blessings on these who have been elected by the people of this state and on the staff who support their efforts. You, O Lord, know each one of them -- You know their needs, their motives, their hopes, and their fears.

Put your arm around them, O God of Love, and give them strength. May these representatives hear Your voice above all other voices; may they follow Your guidance above all other directives; may they seek Your will over the will of any lobbyists, advocates, or protesters. Most of all, may they feel Your presence as they work through the days that lie before them. Hear our prayers, O Lord, spoken and unspoken. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was recited.

Representative Backer suggested the absence of a quorum.

The following roll call indicated a quorum present:

AYES: 157

Akin Alter Backer Ballard Barnett

Barry 100 Bartelsmeyer Bauer Bennett Berkstresser

Bland Boatright Bonner Boucher Bray 84

Broach Burton Campbell Carter Champion

Chrismer Cierpiot Clayton Cooper Crawford

Crump Daniel 42 Daniels 41 Davis 122 Davis 63

Days DeMarce Dolan Donovan Dougherty

Edwards-Pavia Elliott Enz Evans Farnen

Fitzwater Foley Ford Foster Franklin

Fritts Froelker Gaskill Gaston Gibbons

Graham 106 Graham 24 Gratz Green Griesheimer

Gross Gunn Hagan-Harrell Hall Harlan

Hartzler 123 Hartzler 124 Heckemeyer Hegeman Hendrickson

Hickey Hilgemann Hohulin Holand Hollingsworth

Hoppe Hosmer Howerton Johnson Kasten

Kauffman Kelley 47 Kelly 27 Kennedy Kissell

Klindt Koller Kreider Lakin Lawson

Leake Legan Levin Liese Linton

Lograsso Long Loudon Luetkenhaus Marble

May 108 Mays 50 McBride McClelland McLuckie

Merideth Miller Monaco Murphy Murray

Naeger Nordwald O'Connor O'Toole Ostmann

Overschmidt Parker Patek Pouche Pryor

Purgason Ransdall Reinhart Relford Reynolds

Richardson Ridgeway Rizzo Robirds Ross

Sallee Scheve Schilling Schwab Scott

Secrest Seigfreid Sheldon 104 Shelton 57 Shields

Skaggs Smith Steen Stokan Stoll

Stroker Summers Surface Thomason 163 Thompson 72

Townley Treadway Troupe Van Zandt Vogel

Wannenmacher Wiggins Williams 121 Williams 159 Wilson

Wooten Mr. Speaker

NOES: 000

ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 5

Auer Copeland Hand Shear Thompson 37

VACANCY: 001

COMMUNICATION FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE

To the Honorable House of Representatives of the Eighty-Ninth General Assembly, Second Regular Session, of the State of Missouri:

In compliance with Section 115.525, Revised Statutes of Missouri, 1994, I have the honor to lay before your honorable body herewith a list of the names of the members of the House of Representatives for the Eighty-Ninth General Assembly (Second Regular Session) of the State of Missouri, elected at the General Election held on the 5th day of November, 1996 and members elected at special elections held during 1997.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affix the official seal of my office this 2nd day of January, 1998.

/s/ Rebecca McDowell Cook

SECRETARY OF STATE

MISSOURI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1998

District Name

_________________________________________________________________

1st Karl DeMarce*

2nd Don Summers

3rd David Klindt**

4th Rex Barnett

5th Dan Hegeman

6th Randall H. Relford

7th Jewell D. H. Patek

8th Gary Wiggins

9th Sam D. Leake

10th Robert Clayton

11th Philip G. (Phil) Smith

12th Bill Leutkenhaus

13th Jon Dolan

14th Cindy Ostmann

15th Jon L. Bennett

16th Rich Chrismer

17th Don R. Kissell

18th Chuck Gross

19th Charles Nordwald

20th Gracia Yancey Backer

21st Ted Farnen

22nd Steve Gaw

23rd Timothy Harlan

24th Chuck Graham

25th Vicky Riback Wilson

26th Jim Seigfreid

27th Glenda Kelly

28th Charlie Shields

29th Maurice Lawson

30th Fred Pouche

31st Bill Skaggs

32nd Bonnie Sue Cooper

33rd Scott Lakin

34th Annie Reinhart

35th Luann Ridgeway

36th Rodger L. Fitzwater

37th Vernon Thompson

38th Tim Van Zandt

39th Marsha Campbell

40th Henry C. Rizzo

41st Fletcher Daniels

42nd Lloyd Daniel

43rd Mary Groves Bland

44th Steve McLuckie

45th Sandy Kauffman

46th Thomas J. Hoppe

47th Pat Kelley

48th Bill Boucher

49th Ralph A. Monaco

50th Carol Jean Mays

51st Dennis Bonner

52nd Connie Cierpiot

53rd Richard (Dick) Franklin

54th Don Lograsso

55th Carson Ross

56th Glenn Hall

57th O. L. Shelton

58th Louis H. Ford

59th Ron Auer

60th Vacant Due to Resignation of Russell Goward

61st Paula J. Carter

62nd Charles Quincy Troupe

63rd Dorathea Davis

64th Robert Hilgemann***

65th Tom Bauer

66th Harry Kennedy

67th Patrick Dougherty

68th James P. O'Toole

69th Dana L. Murray

70th Russell C. Gunn

71st Rita D. Days

72nd Betty L. Thompson****

73rd Timothy P. Green

74th Laurie B. Donovan

75th Mary Hagan-Harrell

76th Lana Stokan

77th David L. Reynolds

78th Carol Stroker

79th Patrick J. O'Connor

80th John J. Hickey

81st James Michael Foley

82nd David L. Levin

83rd S. Sue Shear

84th Joan Bray

85th Christopher A. (Chris) Liese

86th W. Todd Akin

87th Raymond W. (Bill) Hand

88th John Loudon

89th William (Bill) Linton

90th Bill Alter

91st Emmy McClelland

92nd Brent Evans

93rd Patricia (Pat) Secrest

94th Michael R. Gibbons

95th Jim Murphy

96th Joseph L. Treadway

97th Carl H. Hendrickson

98th May Scheve

99th Catherine S. Enz

100th Joan Barry

101st Kate Hollingsworth

102nd David (Dave) Broach

103rd Steve Stoll

104th Norman Sheldon

105th Marilyn Edwards

106th James E. (Jim) Graham

107th M. E. (Rocky) Johnson

108th Brian May

109th John E. Griesheimer

110th Francis Overschmidt

111th Jim Froelker

112th Merrill M. Townley

113th William (Bill) Gratz

114th Carl M. Vogel

115th Don Steen

116th Chuck Pryor

117th Larry Crawford

118th Matt Boatright

119th Delbert L. Scott

120th Jim Howerton

121st Deleta Williams

122nd D. J. Davis

123rd Ed Hartzler

124th Vicky Hartzler

125th Charlie Fritts

126th Martin (Bubs) Hohulin

127th T. Mark Elliott

128th Gary Burton

129th Chuck Surface

130th Gary Marble

131st Sam Gaskill

132nd Linda Bartelsmeyer

133rd Ronnie Miller

134th Norma Champion

135th Roy Holand

136th Mike Schilling

137th Chuck Wooten

138th Craig Hosmer

139th Phil Wannenmacher

140th Charlie Ballard

141st Judy Berkstresser

142nd Jim Kreider

143rd Estel Boyd Robirds

144th Mary Lou Sallee

145th Ken Legan

146th Beth Long

147th Doug Gaston

148th Bill L. Ransdall

149th Jerry E. McBride

150th Kelly Parker

151st Chuck Purgason

152nd Wayne Crump

153rd Don Koller

154th Mark L. Richardson

155th Patrick A. Naeger

156th Bill Foster

157th David Schwab

158th Mary C. Kasten

159th Marilyn Taylor Williams

160th Joe Heckemeyer

161st F. E. Gene Copeland

162nd Denny J. Merideth, III*****

163rd Larry Thomason

* Elected March 4, 1997 to fill vacancy created by death of Jim Sears

** Elected November 4, 1997 to fill vacancy created by resignation of Phil Tate

*** Elected August 19, 1997 to fill vacancy created by resignation of Nancy Farmer

**** Elected August 19, 1997 to fill vacancy created by resignation of Sheila Lumpe

***** Elected April 1, 1997 to fill vacancy created by resignation of Donald Prost

RESOLUTIONS

Representative Backer offered House Resolution No. 1.



HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 1

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

On motion of Representative Backer, Rule 63 was suspended and House Resolution No. 1 was adopted by the following vote:

AYES: 155

Akin Alter Backer Ballard Barnett

Barry 100 Bartelsmeyer Bauer Bennett Berkstresser

Bland Boatright Bonner Boucher Bray 84

Broach Burton Campbell Carter Champion

Chrismer Cierpiot Clayton Cooper Crawford

Crump Daniel 42 Daniels 41 Davis 122 Davis 63

Days DeMarce Dolan Donovan Dougherty

Edwards-Pavia Elliott Enz Evans Farnen

Fitzwater Foley Foster Franklin Fritts

Froelker Gaskill Gaston Gibbons Graham 106

Graham 24 Gratz Green Griesheimer Gross

Gunn Hagan-Harrell Hall Harlan Hartzler 123

Hartzler 124 Heckemeyer Hegeman Hendrickson Hickey

Hilgemann Hohulin Holand Hollingsworth Hoppe

Hosmer Howerton Johnson Kasten Kauffman

Kelley 47 Kelly 27 Kennedy Klindt Koller

Kreider Lakin Lawson Leake Legan

Levin Liese Linton Lograsso Long

Loudon Luetkenhaus Marble May 108 Mays 50

McBride McClelland McLuckie Merideth Miller

Monaco Murphy Murray Naeger Nordwald

O'Connor O'Toole Ostmann Overschmidt Parker

Patek Pouche Pryor Purgason Ransdall

Reinhart Relford Reynolds Richardson Ridgeway

Rizzo Robirds Ross Sallee Scheve

Schilling Schwab Scott Secrest Seigfreid

Sheldon 104 Shelton 57 Shields Skaggs Smith

Steen Stokan Stoll Stroker Summers

Surface Thomason 163 Thompson 72 Townley Treadway

Troupe Van Zandt Vogel Wannenmacher Wiggins

Williams 121 Williams 159 Wilson Wooten Mr. Speaker

NOES: 000

ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 7

Auer Copeland Ford Hand Kissell

Shear Thompson 37

VACANCY: 001

Representative Backer offered House Resolution No. 2.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO 2

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 Eighty-Ninth General Assembly, Second 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 Backer, Rule 63 was suspended and House Resolution No. 2 was adopted by the following vote:

AYES: 154

Akin Alter Backer Ballard Barnett

Barry 100 Bartelsmeyer Bauer Bennett Berkstresser

Bland Boatright Bonner Boucher Bray 84

Broach Burton Campbell Carter Champion

Chrismer Cierpiot Clayton Cooper Crawford

Crump Daniel 42 Daniels 41 Davis 122 Davis 63

Days DeMarce Dolan Donovan Dougherty

Edwards-Pavia Elliott Enz Evans Farnen

Fitzwater Foley Foster Franklin Fritts

Froelker Gaskill Gaston Gibbons Graham 106

Graham 24 Gratz Green Griesheimer Gross

Gunn Hagan-Harrell Hall Harlan Hartzler 123

Hartzler 124 Heckemeyer Hegeman Hendrickson Hickey

Hilgemann Hohulin Holand Hollingsworth Hoppe

Hosmer Howerton Johnson Kasten Kauffman

Kelley 47 Kelly 27 Kennedy Klindt Koller

Kreider Lakin Lawson Leake Legan

Levin Liese Linton Long Loudon

Luetkenhaus Marble May 108 Mays 50 McBride

McClelland McLuckie Merideth Miller Monaco

Murphy Murray Naeger Nordwald O'Connor

O'Toole Ostmann Overschmidt Parker Patek

Pouche Pryor Purgason Ransdall Reinhart

Relford Reynolds Richardson Ridgeway Rizzo

Robirds Ross Sallee Scheve Schilling

Schwab Scott Secrest Seigfreid Sheldon 104

Shelton 57 Shields Skaggs Smith Steen

Stokan Stoll Stroker Summers Surface

Thomason 163 Thompson 72 Townley Treadway Troupe

Van Zandt Vogel Wannenmacher Wiggins Williams 121

Williams 159 Wilson Wooten Mr. Speaker

NOES: 000

ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 8

Auer Copeland Ford Hand Kissell

Lograsso Shear Thompson 37

VACANCY: 001

. Representative Kreider offered House Resolution No. 3, which was referred to the Committee on Miscellaneous Bills and Resolutions.

Representative Thomason (163) offered House Resolution No. 4, which was referred to the Committee on Miscellaneous Bills and Resolutions.

Representative Ford offered House Resolution No. 5, which was referred to the Committee on Miscellaneous Bills and Resolutions.





HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

Representative Backer offered House Concurrent Resolution No. 1.

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1

BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives of the Eighty-Ninth General Assembly, Second Regular Session of the State of Missouri, the Senate concurring therein, that the House of Representatives and the Senate convene in Joint Session in the Hall of the House of Representatives at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 14, 1998, to receive a message from His Honor, Duane Benton, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a committee of ten (10) from the House be appointed by the Speaker to act with a committee of ten (10) from the Senate, appointed by the President Pro Tem, to wait upon the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri and inform His Honor that the House of Representatives and Senate of the Eighty-Ninth General Assembly, Second Regular Session, are now organized and ready for business and to receive any message or communication that his Honor 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 Backer, Rule 63 was suspended and House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was adopted by the following vote:

AYES: 153

Akin Alter Backer Ballard Barnett

Barry 100 Bartelsmeyer Bauer Bennett Berkstresser

Bland Boatright Bonner Boucher Bray 84

Broach Burton Campbell Carter Champion

Chrismer Cierpiot Clayton Cooper Crawford

Crump Daniel 42 Davis 122 Davis 63 Days

DeMarce Dolan Donovan Dougherty Edwards-Pavia

Elliott Enz Evans Farnen Fitzwater

Foley Foster Franklin Fritts Froelker

Gaskill Gaston Gibbons Graham 106 Graham 24

Gratz Griesheimer Gross Gunn Hagan-Harrell

Hall Harlan Hartzler 123 Hartzler 124 Heckemeyer

Hegeman Hendrickson Hickey Hilgemann Hohulin

Holand Hollingsworth Hoppe Hosmer Howerton

Johnson Kasten Kauffman Kelley 47 Kelly 27

Kennedy Klindt Koller Kreider Lakin

Lawson Leake Legan Levin Liese

Linton Lograsso Long Loudon Luetkenhaus

Marble May 108 Mays 50 McBride McClelland

McLuckie Merideth Miller Monaco Murphy

Murray Naeger Nordwald O'Connor O'Toole

Ostmann Overschmidt Parker Patek Pouche

Pryor Purgason Ransdall Reinhart Relford

Reynolds Richardson Ridgeway Rizzo Robirds

Ross Sallee Scheve Schilling Schwab

Scott Secrest Seigfreid Sheldon 104 Shelton 57

Shields Skaggs Smith Steen Stokan

Stoll Stroker Summers Surface Thomason 163

Thompson 72 Townley Treadway Troupe Van Zandt

Vogel Wannenmacher Wiggins Williams 121 Williams 159

Wilson Wooten Mr. Speaker



ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 9

Auer Copeland Daniels 41 Ford Green

Hand Kissell Shear Thompson 37

VACANCY:001

Representative Backer offered House Concurrent Resolution No. 2.

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 2

BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives of the Eighty-Ninth General Assembly, Second Regular Session of the State of Missouri, the Senate concurring therein, that the House of Representatives and the Senate convene in Joint Session in the Hall of the House of Representatives at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 21, 1998, to receive a message from His Excellency, Mel Carnahan, the Governor of the State of Missouri; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a committee of ten (10) from the House be appointed by the Speaker to act with a committee of ten (10) from the Senate, appointed by the President Pro Tem, to wait upon the Governor of the State of Missouri and inform His Excellency that the House of Representatives and Senate of the Eighty-Ninth General Assembly, Second Regular Session, are now 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 Backer, Rule 63 was suspended and House Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was adopted by the following vote:

AYES: 153

Akin Alter Backer Ballard Barnett

Barry 100 Bartelsmeyer Bauer Bennett Berkstresser

Bland Boatright Bonner Boucher Bray 84

Broach Burton Campbell Carter Champion

Chrismer Cierpiot Clayton Cooper Crawford

Crump Daniel 42 Davis 122 Davis 63 Days

DeMarce Dolan Donovan Dougherty Edwards-Pavia

Elliott Enz Evans Farnen Fitzwater

Foley Foster Franklin Fritts Froelker

Gaskill Gaston Gibbons Graham 106 Graham 24

Gratz Green Griesheimer Gross Gunn

Hagan-Harrell Hall Harlan Hartzler 123 Hartzler 124

Heckemeyer Hegeman Hendrickson Hickey Hilgemann

Hohulin Holand Hollingsworth Hoppe Hosmer

Howerton Johnson Kasten Kauffman Kelley 47

Kelly 27 Kennedy Klindt Koller Kreider

Lakin Lawson Leake Legan Levin

Liese Linton Lograsso Long Loudon

Luetkenhaus Marble May 108 Mays 50 McBride

McClelland McLuckie Merideth Miller Monaco

Murphy Murray Naeger Nordwald O'Connor

O'Toole Ostmann Overschmidt Parker Patek

Pouche Pryor Purgason Ransdall Reinhart

Relford Reynolds Richardson Ridgeway Rizzo

Robirds Ross Sallee Scheve Schilling

Schwab Scott Secrest Seigfreid Sheldon 104

Shelton 57 Shields Skaggs Smith Steen

Stoll Stroker Summers Surface Thomason 163

Thompson 72 Townley Treadway Troupe Van Zandt

Vogel Wannenmacher Wiggins Williams 121 Williams 159

Wilson Wooten Mr. Speaker

ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 9

Auer Copeland Daniels 41 Ford Hand

Kissell Shear Stokan Thompson 37

VACANCY: 001

Representative Leake offered House Concurrent Resolution No. 3.

Representatives Smith and Farnen offered House Concurrent Resolution

No. 4.

Representative Naeger, et al, offered House Concurrent Resolution No. 5.

SPEAKER ADDRESSES THE HOUSE

My grandfather turned 85 last year. In 1912 he was born in the hills south of Keytesville, Mo., where his great grandfather had located 70 some years before. His family---mother, father and four other siblings that would eventually become seven, lived on a few acres of hill ground in a house made of vertical boards.

In the winter brown paper would be placed around the walls to slow the wind from between the boards -- but providing little insulation from the cold. The family packed water from spring-fed ditches for drink and made meals, often composed of wild game, gravy, and things from the garden.

Pap, my grandfather's dad, would grow sweet potatoes and strawberries, trap furs and find farm labor jobs to bring in cash. It was a tough existence.

A lot has changed in the 85 years of my grandfather's life. The old horse drawn wagon that he rode with his mother to town in has been replaced by the automobile and the airplane; the woodstove by electric and gas heat; face-to-face communications by video teleconferencing and cell phones.

My grandfather's fifth grade education which served well enough to develop a trucking business and put together a large farming operation, would not be adequate preparation in the high tech world of today.

But as much as it has changed some things have not. My grandfather's parents wanted he and the rest of their children to be safe and healthy, to have a better life than they had, and to have the hard times making ends meet made easier. They wanted their children to be able to fulfill their dreams. In 85 years the desires of families in the hills south of Keytesville or in any other part of this state or nation have not changed.

So what does it mean to us as a state legislature?

All of us are here to serve the people of our districts, and to collectively serve the people of this state. Hopefully we are here in part to make this state a better place fore all of us live, work and raise our families -- to address the desires of families that have not changed, in a world that does.

In the last four years I believe we have made positive strides for families in Missouri. Missouri's economy, overall, is doing great. In the last year we have seen the creation of 62,000 new jobs, and we closed the year with a 3.6 percent unemployment rate. More than 2.7 million Missourians are working, which far surpasses all previous records in this state.

We serve a state that is rated third best financially managed in the country, one of a handful with a AAA bond rating, giving us the best possible interest on our bonds. And year after year we balance our budget in a state ranked 49th in the nation in tax burden as a percent of personal income.

Last year we were able to make it a little easier for families to make ends meet by eliminating the general sales tax on food. We made health care more accessible to our families by passing protections in a managed care bill that has become a model for the nation.

Two years ago we worked to raise the dismal immunization rate of young children in Missouri, protecting our children against dangerous illness and saving us all money by investing in prevention of illness instead of the treatment of it. In 1997, the immunization rate has risen an unprecedented 12 percent in just two years.

Welfare reform measures adopted in Missouri before the federal mandates have helped reduce Missouri's roles by 83,000. Workers' compensation reforms have taken skyrocketing rates that were making it difficult on Missouri's businesses and sent them rocketing downward.

Tough criminal sentencing laws requiring 85 percent of the sentence to be served before parole eligibility for dangerous felons and life sentences for sexual predators have helped make our streets and homes safer for our families.

And - very important - increased accountability for our schools coupled with fully funding the state's school foundation formula have reduced class sizes, given us more of the learning tools necessary for our children to be viable in the coming millennium and helped our ACT scores to rise faster than the national average.

This year we have an opportunity to continue to work for those goals that will maintain by our families. We have the opportunity to continue to offer help to hardworking Missourians trying to make ends meet.

Last year, we dropped taxes on food - something everybody needs. This year, let's give tax relief on something else everyone must have - shelter. Let us give an income tax credit toward a part of property taxes Missourians pay on their homes. And let us also not forget our seniors - without whom none of us would be where we are today - by expanding the property tax relief for seniors in Missouri laws.

I know that everyone in this chamber can, and in most cases will, think of many ways to cut taxes. But in a state that is 49th in tax burden and which must balance its budget, let us remember that revenue losses can adversely affect our children's future and the safety of our families as a result of cuts in law enforcement and corrections.

One of the most serious threats to Missouri has come from a drug that all of us have heard too much about in this state - meth. Missouri is at the top of the charts in production of meth in this country.

Over and over many of us have heard the stories of the ways meth affects the individual who uses it. But, it doesn't stop there - stories of families torn apart by the use of the drug, children exposed to its manufacture and use, happy lives turned to nightmares and sometimes extinguished.

Many of us have listened to law enforcement, community and family suggestions for additional tools in the battle against this drug. We cannot allow this horrible drug to destroy any more young people, any more families in this state.

Missouri has done much in the last few years to make this state an unwelcome place for sexual predators who prey on children and women. This year we have the opportunity to go further by adopting legislation that will allow dangerous public safety risks to be kept off our streets.

Let us work to pass a constitutional civil commitment law in Missouri for dangerous sex offenders with a propensity to add more victims to their lists.

The future of this state depends in large part on the opportunities of our children. The surest opportunity I know lies in education. Just as importantly, our children's ability to have a life that is better than ours depends in part upon their ability to be successful financially. For most of us, that means finding a good job.

If my grandfather has seen changes in this lifetime, it is likely that they will pale in comparison to what we will see. In the last 25 years those changes have been dramatic. Twenty-five years ago there were two military super powers -- today the U.S. is alone. Twenty-five years ago we were the only economic super power, now we share that place with Japan and the gradually uniting countries of Europe. The new economic competition to a great extent will affect the standard of living that workers have.

Jobs are more and more readily moved to cheaper labor markets. If we want to maintain higher standards of living, our workers must have higher skills that are in demand. To help give Missourians an advantage I propose that we focus some of our resources for higher education, including technical training, in a new program designed to give incentives for Missouri students to study in fields of high need in the state.

This program would offer loans to students in qualifying fields. These loans could be forgiven if the student graduates in that field and stays in Missouri. Missouri businesses would gain by having more individuals with needed skills and incentives for these students to stay in this state after graduation. Missouri would be assured its investment would pay dividends and, hopefully, this will attract more industry that operates with highly skilled jobs. A three way partnership between Missouri businesses, the people of the state, and Missouri students will benefit all the partners.

While we've done much to improve access to adequate health care, there is still a lot room for improvement. Each of us in this room has access to affordable health insurance upon election to this body. Yet, we still have 175,000 uninsured children in this state and we should not let another session go by without making health insurance for children more accessible to parents. Surely if this U.S. Congress can pass legislation and provide money for this purpose, this legislature can find a way to help parents' efforts to insure their kids.

But health insurance in not just an issue affecting children, it affects others as well, including many owners of small businesses who struggle to find affordable health insurance for themselves, their families, and their employees. Let us look for want for these Missourians to hep themselves in this endeavor.

Our families today have new and more difficult challenges to face than they did in my grandfather's youth. The necessity of making ends meet often means that children will be placed with others for their care. Parents have a right to know if they wish to inquire about criminal backgrounds of individuals providing care for their children. They should not have to wait to find out because of injury or death to their own child. Similarly, individuals being cared for in their homes ought to have a right to know about individuals who have a history of taking advantage of those who they are serving. And we are not going to allow teachers who have seriously hurt someone to remain in our children's classrooms.

In my grandfather's home, if you wanted something, the surest way to achieve it was to work for it. That concept, in my mind, also hasn't changed, whether it is an individual or a group, like ourselves, striving for the goal. We have already made progress for this session.

The Joint Interim Committee on Desegregation has done yeoman's work sorting through one of the most difficult issues of our time. Whether you agree with the recommendations or not, everyone should acknowledge their hard work and the fact that the legislature has made a step toward addressing this issue. Similarly, the interim committees on deregulation of utilities, transportation and others have helped sort through issues to give us a head start this session.

This session each and every issue will demand our attention, challenging us to weigh the pros and the cons as we seek to decide if it is in the best interest of the people of Missouri. Our work is cut out for us, as it is every legislative session. It seems as though the needs are ever more pressing, the necessity for our action ever more important.

The turn of the century fast approaches and the decisions we make today will usher in not only a new century, but a new millennium. I am heartened by what we have accomplished in four short years. I believe we can continue that constructive work during this legislative session.

As we busy ourselves with the work of making the laws that will govern the people of the state, it is often easy to forget the ideals that were established by our forefathers as the foundation of our daily work. Those ideals were not based on partisan politics. They were the ideals we agreed to support as a nation, as a people united under common ideals for liberty, justice, and freedom.

We agreed that all people would be equal before the law. We agreed that the people would vest the government with their collective power. We agreed that individual rights should be balanced with the protection of the welfare of the general public.

These principles have been a compelling force through out the course of our history.

They have been inspiration for millions of humans both here and abroad. The fundamental truths they represent beg us to remember them as we continue the work for the next four and a half months.

We have the tendency to think of our daily work, and the political negotiations that encompass it, as a fight between competing opinions. We fail to remember that it is a process by which we strive towards the principles on which our nation was founded. None of us have all the answers. But there must be a common belief that underlies our disagreements -- a belief that we are all involved in our work for the common good.

We are succeeding generations of legislative leaders in Missouri who professed through an oath to the people that they would work together to uphold the truths this state and our nation are founded on. Despite the changes in issues over the years, this commitment has not changed.

Today, let us renew our commitment to work together for the good of the people of this state. We have many challenges ahead, most based upon change. But never changing is our hope to help fulfill the desires of our families, to improve their lives, to help them grow up safe and healthy so they can have a chance to fulfill their dreams. Let us work to provide opportunity, so others have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams.

As Secretary Madeleine Albright said a few months ago: "The path ahead is difficult, but so was the journey already made." We have proven we can accomplish great things for the people of our state. We can and we must continue.

Thank you.







MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

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

Senate Resolution No. 956

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate, that the Secretary of the Senate inform the House of Representatives that the Senate of the Second Regular Session of the Eighty-ninth General Assembly is duly convened and is now in session and ready for consideration of business.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONs

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

HJR 26, introduced by Representative Hosmer, relating to education.

HJR 28, introduced by Representative Scheve, relating to bingo.

HJR 29, introduced by Representative Treadway, relating to the bill of rights.

HJR 30, introduced by Representative Smith, relating to property exempt from taxation.

HJR 31, introduced by Representative Graham (24), relating to compensation of state elected officials.

HJR 32, introduced by Representatives Days, Leake and Cooper, relating to the issuance of bonds for water pollution control.

HJR 33, introduced by Representative Kreider, relating to education.

HJR 34, introduced by Representative Backer, et al, relating to certain state departments.

HJR 35, introduced by Representative Parker, relating to the right to keep and bear arms.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS

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

HB 892, introduced by Representative Boucher, relating to school districts.

HB 893, introduced by Representative Backer, relating to reports filed with the ethics commission.

HB 894, introduced by Representative Cooper, relating to certain school district construction.

HB 895, introduced by Representative Cooper, relating to teachers' licenses.

HB 896, introduced by Representative Cooper, relating to common sewer district liens.

HB 897, introduced by Representative Cooper, relating to motor vehicles.

HB 898, introduced by Representative Heckemeyer, relating to certain state property.

HB 900, introduced by Representatives Relford and Smith, relating to the expungement of arrest records.

HB 901, introduced by Representative Relford, relating to coroners and inquests.

HB 902, introduced by Representatives Relford and Scheve, et al, relating to motor vehicle license plates.

HB 903, introduced by Representative Hosmer, relating to marriage solemnization.

HB 904, introduced by Representative Hosmer, relating to bad checks.

HB 905, introduced by Representative Hosmer, relating to the department of corrections.

HB 906, introduced by Representative Hosmer, relating to certain institutions of higher education.

HB 907, introduced by Representative Hosmer, relating to the rights and obligations of innkeepers and guests.

HB 908, introduced by Representative Luetkenhaus, relating to hunting licenses.

HB 909, introduced by Representative Hollingsworth, relating to state emblems.

HB 910, introduced by Representative Bonner, relating to income taxation.

HB 911, introduced by Representative Bonner, relating to property taxation.

HB 912, introduced by Representative Bonner, relating to motor vehicles.

HB 913, introduced by Representative Bonner, et al, relating to child molestation in the first degree.

HB 914, introduced by Representative Bonner, relating to drivers licenses.

HB 915, introduced by Representative Bonner, relating to trailers.

HB 916, introduced by Representatives Gross, Luetkenhaus and Graham, et al, relating to property taxation.

HB 917, introduced by Representative Gross, relating to property assessment.

HB 918, introduced by Representatives Gross and Barry, relating to the regulation of the sale of bedding.

HB 919, introduced by Representatives Ross and Thomason (163), relating to motor vehicles.

HB 920, introduced by Representative Ross, relating to motor vehicles.

HB 921, introduced by Representative Lawson, relating to motor vehicles.

HB 922, introduced by Representatives Gratz and Ransdall, relating to fences.

HB 923, introduced by Representatives Leake and Wiggins, et al, relating to defamation of agricultural producers.

HB 924, introduced by Representative McLuckie, et al, relating to financial institutions.

HB 925, introduced by Representative Johnson, relating to apprenticeship programs for certain public assistance recipients.

HB 926, introduced by Representative Hosmer, relating to certain licensed professionals who are in default on student loans.

HB 927, introduced by Representative Hosmer, et al, relating to certain political activities.

HB 928, introduced by Representatives Hosmer and Kreider, relating to the protection of certain children.

HB 929, introduced by Representative Ransdall, relating to license plates.

HB 930, introduced by Representative Ransdall, relating to motor vehicles.

HB 931, introduced by Representative Carter, relating to the disposition of evidence.

HB 932, introduced by Representative Carter, relating to insurance coverage.

HB 933, introduced by Representative Ross, relating to motor vehicle license plates.

HB 934, introduced by Representative Seigfreid, relating to the filing of real estate and personal property transfers.

HB 935, introduced by Representative Schwab, et al, relating to jury costs in civil cases.

HB 936, introduced by Representative Ross, relating to child support.

HB 937, introduced by Representative Chrismer, et al, relating to abortion.

HB 938, introduced by Representatives Chrismer and Ross, et al, relating to veterans' cemeteries.

HB 939, introduced by Representative Backer, relating to emergency management agency.

HB 940, introduced by Representative Scheve, relating to motor vehicle safety inspection requirements.

HB 941, introduced by Representative Scheve, relating to gaming funds.

HB 942, introduced by Representative Long, relating to tourism sales taxation.

HB 943, introduced by Representative Long, relating to certain expenditures of public funds.

HB 944, introduced by Representative Long, relating to certain actions against county clerks for their criminal actions.

HB 945, introduced by Representative Long, relating to judicial circuits.

HB 946, introduced by Representative Long, relating to county government.

HB 947, introduced by Representative Long, relating to confidential records.

HB 948, introduced by Representative Long, relating to the name of certain highways.

HB 949, introduced by Representative Gross, et al, relating to taxation.

HB 950, introduced by Representative Leak, et al, relating to agriculture.

HB 951, introduced by Representatives Barry and Hollingsworth, relating to regulation of certain medical personnel.

HB 952, introduced by Representative Troupe, et al, relating to health insurance coverage for contraceptives.

HB 953, introduced by Representative Lograsso, et al, relating to motor vehicles.

HB 954, introduced by Representatives Lograsso and Ross, relating to the public school retirement system.

HB 955, introduced by Representatives Lograsso and Ross, relating to school finances.

HB 956, introduced by Representative Thomason (163), relating to school funds.

HB 957, introduced by Representatives Thomason (163) and Kreider, relating to wholesalers and brewers of beer.

HB 958, introduced by Representative Liese, relating to life insurance marketing illustrations.

HB 959, introduced by Representative Bonner, relating to seven-director school districts.

HB 960, introduced by Representative Bonner, relating to suppliers of methamphetamine ingredients.

HB 961, introduced by Representative Bonner, relating to offenders in the custody of the department of corrections.

HB 962, introduced by Representative Backer, relating to the school term calendar.

HB 963, introduced by Representative Froelker, relating to restricting funding for assisted suicide.

HB 964, introduced by Representative Barry, et al, relating to the reimbursement for services of advanced practical nurses and registered first assistants.

HB 965, introduced by Representatives Smith and Barry, relating to operation of motor vehicles.

HB 966, introduced by Representative Smith, relating to the financing of health care and educational facilities.

HB 967, introduced by Representative Smith, relating to the financing of health care and educational facilities.

HB 968, introduced by Representative Barry, relating to certain teacher-training institutions.

HB 969, introduced by Representative Barry, relating to payment of health insurance claims.

HB 970, introduced by Representatives Smith, Farnen and Schwab, relating to certain agricultural transactions.

HB 971, introduced by Representative Smith, relating to juvenile court personnel.

HB 972, introduced by Representative Dougherty, relating to domestic relations.

HB 973, introduced by Representative Dougherty, relating to motor vehicles.

HB 974, introduced by Representative Dougherty, relating to the rights of certain adults.

HB 975, introduced by Representatives Marble and Elliott, et al, relating to state aid for school districts.

HB 976, introduced by Representative Bauer, relating to metropolitan school districts.

HB 977, introduced by Representative Bauer, relating to abatement of certain property.

HB 978, introduced by Representative Graham (24), relating to license plates.

HB 979, introduced by Representative Graham (24), relating to restitution.

HB 980, introduced by Representative Graham (24), relating to credit card cancellation.

HB 981, introduced by Representative Thomason (163), relating to funds for handicapped workers.

HB 982, introduced by Representative Froelker, relating to survivor benefits for certain school employee retirement systems.

HB 983, introduced by Representative Scheve, relating to the assessment of real property.

HB 984, introduced by Representative Smith, et al, relating to certain violations of criminal laws.

HB 985, introduced by Representative Backer, relating to reporting requirements.

HB 986, introduced by Representative Backer, relating to public records.

HB 987, introduced by Representative Richardson, relating to applications for marriage licenses.

HB 988, introduced by Representative Boucher, relating to utility provider billing procedures.

HB 989, introduced by Representative Graham (24), relating to recording telephone conversations.

HB 990, introduced by Representative Schilling, relating to grand jury proceedings.

HB 991, introduced by Representative Froelker, relating to the accounting of school moneys.

HB 992, introduced by Representative Hosmer, relating to watercraft regulations.

HB 993, introduced by Representative Bray, et al, relating to credit card fraud.

HB 994, introduced by Representatives Bray and Gunn, relating to the environmental equity and justice commission.

HB 995, introduced by Representative Bray, relating to motor vehicles.

HB 996, introduced by Representative Kennedy, relating to the practice of architecture.

HB 997, introduced by Representative Luetkenhaus, relating to physically disabled license plates and placards.

HB 998, introduced by Representative Kissell, et al, relating to a prohibition on the tattooing or body piercing of a minor without the consent of parent or guardian.

HB 999, introduced by Representative Kissell, relating to holding persons without warrant.

HB 1000, introduced by Representative Kissell, relating to motor vehicle financial responsibility.

HB 1026, introduced by Representative Kissell, relating to motor vehicles.

HB 1027, introduced by Representative Kissell, relating to stealing.

HB 1028, introduced by Representative Kissell, relating to motor vehicles.

HB 1029, introduced by Representative Wooten, relating to motor vehicles.

HB 1030, introduced by Representatives Thomason (163) and Franklin, et al, relating to the official language of the state.

HB 1031, introduced by Representative Townley, et al, relating to motor vehicle financial responsibility.

HB 1032, introduced by Representative Townley, et al, relating to court costs and attorney's fees.

HB 1033, introduced by Representatives Franklin and Leake, relating to the Missouri local government employees' retirement system.

HB 1034, introduced by Representatives Skaggs and Campbell, relating to bail bond forfeitures.

HB 1035, introduced by Representative Dougherty, relating solely to the motor vehicle emissions inspection program and the sale of conventional gasoline.

HB 1036, introduced by Representative Hollingsworth, relating to statute of limitations.

HB 1037, introduced by Representative Leake, relating to certain farm and industrial equipment dealers and manufacturers.

HB 1038, introduced by Representatives Carter, Green and Hickey, relating to certain merchandising practices of utilities.

HB 1039, introduced by Representative Seigfreid, relating to foreign corporations.

HB 1040, introduced by Representative Hosmer, et al, relating to motor vehicles.

HB 1041, introduced by Representative Cierpiot, et al, relating to survivors' health insurance benefits for certain law enforcement officers or firefighters.

HB 1042, introduced by Representatives Gross and Thomason (163), relating to certain operations of government.

HB 1043, introduced by Representatives Gross and Thomason (163), relating to drivers' license numbers.

HB 1044, introduced by Representative Backer, relating to recovery of public assistance benefits from a decedent's estate .

HB 1045, introduced by Representative Backer, relating to the establishment of a board regulating the occupation of set-up contractor for the manufactured housing industry.

HB 1046, introduced by Representative O'Toole, relating to certain governmental records.

HB 1047, introduced by Representative Wooten, relating to property taxation.

HB 1048, introduced by Representative Wooten, relating to property taxation.

HB 1049, introduced by Representative Sheldon (104), relating to veterans' fishing privileges.

HB 1050, introduced by Representatives Ransdall and Davis (122), relating to methamphetamine suppliers.

HB 1051, introduced by Representative Thomason (163), et al, relating to the liability of certain law enforcement officers.

HB 1052, introduced by Representative Ford, relating to the workfare renovation project.

HB 1054, introduced by Representative Treadway, relating to motor vehicle license plates.

HB 1055, introduced by Representative Thomason (163), relating solely to franchises and other agreements between motorcycle dealers and motorcycle manufacturers.

HB 1056, introduced by Representative Relford, relating to jails.

HB 1057, introduced by Representative Relford, relating to municipal removal of weeds.

HB 1058, introduced by Representative Liese, relating to credit transactions.

HB 1059, introduced by Representative Liese, relating to credit transactions.

HB 1060, introduced by Representative Bray, relating to environmental protection.

HB 1061, introduced by Representative Gross, et al, relating to adult responsibility for children's acts.

HB 1062, introduced by Representative Gratz, relating to organized funeral processions.

HB 1063, introduced by Representative Auer, relating to merchandising practices by certain distributors of intoxicating liquor.

HB 1064, introduced by Representative Bauer, relating to teachers.

HB 1065, introduced by Representatives Smith and Campbell, relating to child custody and support.

HB 1066, introduced by Representative Clayton, relating to the uniform commercial code.

HB 1067, introduced by Representative Clayton, relating to the registration of certain offenders.

HB 1069, introduced by Representative Thomason (163), relating to special license plates for veterans.

HB 1070, introduced by Representative Barry, et al, relating to insurance coverage for mastectomy.

HB 1071, introduced by Representative Gaskill, et al, relating to marriage licenses.

HB 1072, introduced by Representative Gaskill, et al, relating to liquefied petroleum gases.

HB 1073, introduced by Representative Mays (50), relating to the state lottery.

HB 1074, introduced by Representatives Kreider and Barry, relating to tax credits for child care.

HB 1075, introduced by Representatives Kreider and Lawson, relating to livestock and crops.

HB 1076, introduced by Representative Kreider, relating to sales taxation.

HB 1077, introduced by Representatives Kreider and Smith (11), relating to illegal immigration.

HB 1078, introduced by Representative Reynolds, relating to tax credits for purchase of prescription drugs.

HB 1079, introduced by Representative Kissell, et al, relating to distribution of a controlled substance near a shopping mall.

HB 1080, introduced by Representative Auer, relating to commercial casualty insurance.

HB 1081, introduced by Representative Auer, relating to automatic external defibrillatory use by certain firefighters.

HB 1082, introduced by Representative Auer, relating to automobile insurance coverage of loaned vehicles.

HB 1083, introduced by Representatives Kreider and Legan, relating to building regulations in certain counties.

HB 1084, introduced by Representative Vogel, et al, relating to employment and educational opportunities for selective service registrants.

HB 1085, introduced by Representative Boucher, relating to transporting dogs.

HB 1086, introduced by Representative Boucher, relating to the vision specialist program.

HB 1087, introduced by Representative Boucher, relating to computer-aided reading.

HB 1088, introduced by Representative Boucher, relating to blind and visually impaired students.

HB 1089, introduced by Representative Stoll, relating to certain real estate transfers.

HB 1090, introduced by Representative Auer, relating to the department of insurance.

HB 1091, introduced by Representatives Rizzo, Hoppe, Thompson (37) and Cooper, relating to certain police officers.

HB 1092, introduced by Representative Rizzo, relating to physically disabled license plates and placards.

HB 1093, introduced by Representative Backer, et al, relating to an income tax credit to be funded by a tobacco settlement for child care service payments made to a child care facility.

HB 1094, introduced by Representative Treadway, relating to certain real estate agents and brokers.

HB 1095, introduced by Representatives Smith and Gaw, relating to governmental meetings and records.

HB 1096, introduced by Representative Troupe, et al, for the purpose of repealing the death penalty.

HB 1097, introduced by Representative Overschmidt, relating to public assistance benefits.

HB 1098, introduced by Representative Lakin, relating to tampering with public records.

HB 1099, introduced by Representative Naeger, et al, relating to stealing .

HB 1100, introduced by Representative Ostmann, et al, relating to orders for disposition or treatment of children in juvenile court.

HB 1101, introduced by Representative Ostmann, relating to testimony of a minor child in sexual abuse cases.

HB 1102, introduced by Representative Ostmann, et al, relating to the death penalty.

HB 1103, introduced by Representative May ( 108), relating to the construction of the durable power of attorney statutes.

HB 1104, introduced by Representative Treadway, relating to attainment of air quality standards.

HB 1105, introduced by Representative Naeger, relating to state emblems relating to the official state fruit.

HB 1106, introduced by Representatives Treadway and Evans, relating to nuisance property.

HB 1107, introduced by Representative May (108), relating to trusts and estates of decedents and persons under disability.

HB 1108, introduced by Representative Seigfreid, relating to the narcotic drug act.

HB 1109, introduced by Representatives Ross, Bartelsmeyer, Reinhart, Ostmann, Gross, Edwards, Robirds, Naeger, Froelker, Chrismer, Richardson, Gaskill, Ransdall, Johnson, Cierpiot, Berkstresser, Enz, Kelley (47), Bennett(15), Hartzler (124), Scott and Purgason, relating to sexual predators.

HB 1110, introduced by Representative Foster, et al, relating to school board elections.

HB 1111, introduced by Representatives Reinhart, Secrest and Ridgeway, et al, relating to forfeiture of retirement benefit by certain public officials.

HB 1112, introduced by Representative Backer, relating to regulating the operation of bicycles.

HB 1113, introduced by Representative DeMarce, relating to a county road tax in counties with a population between four thousand two hundred and six thousand five hundred.

HB 1114, introduced by Representative Edwards-Pavia, relating to unlawful use of firearms.

HB 1115, introduced by Representatives DeMarce and Farnen, relating to liens on property.

HB 1116, introduced by Representative DeMarce, relating to child custody.

HB 1117, introduced by Representatives Kreider and Luetkenhaus, et al, relating to sales taxation.

HB 1118, introduced by Representative Kreider, relating to the distribution of forfeiture proceeds.

HB 1119, introduced by Representative Hosmer, relating to school operations.

HB 1120, introduced by Representative Griesheimer, relating to prohibited acts by certain public officers.

HB 1121, introduced by Representative DeMarce, relating to dissolution of marriage.

HB 1122, introduced by Representative Schilling, relating to motor vehicles.

HB 1123, introduced by Representatives Schilling, Bray, Hosmer, Williams (121), Bartelsmeyer, Champion and Holland, relating to liquor control.

HB 1124, introduced by Representative Shear, relating to firearms regulation.

HB 1125, introduced by Representative Barry, et al, relating to surgical first assistants and registered nurse first assistants.

HB 1126, introduced by Representative Thomason (163), relating to digital signatures.

HB 1127, introduced by Representative Bray, relating to certain civil actions for discrimination.

HB 1128, introduced by Representative Bray, relating to certain rights and obligations of employers and employees regarding termination of employment.

HB 1129, introduced by Representative Bray, relating to human rights.

HB 1130, introduced by Representative Kissell, relating to Missouri prisoners being held out of state.

HB 1131, introduced by Representatives Thomason (163), Williams (159) and Heckemeyer, relating to the regulation of controlled substances.

HB 1132, introduced by Representative Loudon, relating to fraudulent practices on the Internet.

HB 1133, introduced by Representative Luetkenhaus, relating to workers' compensation insurance.

HB 1134, introduced by Representative Luetkenhaus, relating to publication of legal notices.

HB 1135, introduced by Representative Luetkenhaus, relating to state aid for schools.

HB 1136, introduced by Representative Stokan, relating to convalescent, nursing and boarding homes.

HB 1137, introduced by Representative Kissell, relating to discipline of law enforcement officers.

HB 1138, introduced by Representative Leake, relating to the percentage of ad valorem property tax collections to be deducted for deposit in the county assessment fund.

HB 1139, introduced by Representative Green, relating to construction contracts.

HB 1140, introduced by Representative Green, relating to Sunday sales of liquor.

HB 1141, introduced by Representatives Hollingsworth and Dougherty, relating to the uniform child custody jurisdiction act.

HB 1142, introduced by Representative Mays (50), et al, relating to taxation.

HB 1143, introduced by Representative Mays (50), et al, relating to wireless emergency telecommunications.

HB 1144, introduced by Representative Mays (50), relating to penalties for violation of public service commission orders.

HB 1145, introduced by Representatives Lakin and Luetkenhaus, relating to publication of legal notices.

HB 1146, introduced by Representative Gunn, relating to administrators of insurance policies.

HB 1147, introduced by Representatives Hosmer, Gaw and Clayton, et al, addressing the methamphetamine problem.

HB 1148, introduced by Representative Rizzo, relating to the petroleum storage tank insurance fund.

HB 1149, introduced by Representatives Campbell, Van Zandt and Bray, relating to taxation.

HB 1150, introduced by Representative Sheldon (104), relating to motor vehicle dealers.

HB 1151, introduced by Representative Backer, et al, relating to county budgets.

HB 1152, introduced by Representative Backer, relating to allowing a variance of up to eight percent in determining the equalized assessed valuation of property.

HB 1153, introduced by Representative Backer, relating to an income tax credit for dentists who provide dental services to persons eligible to receive Medicaid.

HB 1154, introduced by Representative Gibbons, relating to fraudulent workers' compensation claims.

HB 1155, introduced by Representative Gibbons, et al, relating to the corporate franchise tax.

HB 1156, introduced by Representative Johnson, et al, relating to the emancipation of a child.

HB 1157, introduced by Representatives McClelland and Hosmer, relating to the community service commission.

HB 1158, introduced by Representatives McClelland and Gibbons, relating to local parks.

HB 1159, introduced by Representative Stokan, relating to property taxation.

HB 1160, introduced by Representative Treadway, relating to certificates of authority required for the transaction of insurance business.

HB 1161, introduced by Representatives Wiggins and Relford, relating to public drinking water.

HB 1162, introduced by Representatives DeMarce, Summers and Farnen, et al, relating to the Jim Sears Leadership Scholarship.

HB 1163, introduced by Representative Parker, relating to the forty-second judicial circuit.

HB 1164, introduced by Representative Parker, relating to traffic regulations.

HB 1165, introduced by Representatives Ross and Gaston, et al, creating the Missouri national guard trust fund.

HB 1166, introduced by Representative Relford, et al, relating to criminal penalties for workers' compensation fraud.

HB 1167, introduced by Representative Relford, et al, relating to assaults in correctional institutions.

HB 1168, introduced by Representative Relford, et al, relating to public safety offenses.

HB 1169, introduced by Representative Hickey, relating to motor vehicles.

HB 1170, introduced by Representative Hickey, et al, relating to motor vehicles.

HB 1171, introduced by Representative Thomason (163), relating to motor vehicles.

HB 1172, introduced by Representative Klindt, relating to reporting on the distribution of desegregation funds.

HB 1173, introduced by Representative Champion, relating to certain contract provisions.

HB 1174, introduced by Representative Champion, relating to offenses against public order .

HB 1175, introduced by Representative Champion, relating to notification of eligibility for insurance rate reductions.

HB 1176, introduced by Representative Champion, relating to motor vehicles.

HB 1177, introduced by Representative Champion, relating to the department of revenue.

HB 1178, introduced by Representative Champion, relating to disclosures of certain fund-raising costs.

HB 1179, introduced by Representative Skaggs, relating to certificates of authority to transact insurance.

HB 1180, introduced by Representatives Smith and Campbell, relating to visitation rights.

HB 1181, introduced by Representative Smith, relating to election ballots.

HB 1182, introduced by Representative Chrismer, et al, relating to sales taxation.

HB 1183, introduced by Representative Chrismer, relating to pharmacies and pharmacists.

HB 1184, introduced by Representative Chrismer, relating to property assessment.

HB 1185, introduced by Representative Crump, relating to judgment of death.



WITHDRAWAL OF HOUSE BILLS

December 8, 1997

The Honorable Steve Gaw

Speaker of the House

Room 308, State Capitol

Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Dear Steve:

This is to respectfully request that House Bill 899 be withdrawn.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Carol Stroker

December 18, 1997

Ms. Anne Walker, Chief Clerk

Missouri House of Representatives

State Capitol

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Ms. Walker:

I hereby request that House Joint Resolution 27 be withdrawn.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Rita D. Days

December 19, 1997

The Honorable Steve Gaw

Speaker

Missouri House of Representatives

State Capitol

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Mr. Speaker:

I respectfully request that House Bill 1068 be withdrawn.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Joan Barry



December 22, 1997

Speaker Steve Gaw

House Post Office

State Capitol

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Steve:

Please be advised that as of this date I am withdrawing House Bill No. 1053. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Henry Rizzo



ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Backer, the House adjourned until Thursday, January 8, 1998.

HOUSE CALENDAR

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND READING

HJR 26

HJR 28 through HJR 35

HOUSE BILLS FOR SECOND READING

HB 892 through HB 898

HB 900 through 1000

HB 1026 through HB 1052

HB 1054 through HB 1067

HB 1069 through HB 1185

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

APPROPRIATIONS - HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH

Monday, January 12, 1998, 9:00 am. Hearing Room 8. Dept. of Health budget

presentation.

APPROPRIATIONS - HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH

Tuesday, January 13, 1998. Hearing room 8 upon morning adjournment.

Dept. of Mental Health budget presentation.

APPROPRIATIONS - HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH

Wednesday, January 14, 1998. Hearing room 8 upon morning adjournment

Public testimony. Dept. of Health and Mental Health.

APPROPRIATIONS - HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH

Thursday, January 15, 1998. Hearing room 8 upon morning adjournment.

Public testimony. Dept. of Health and Mental Health.

APPROPRIATIONS - HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH

Friday, January 16, 1998, 10:00 am. Hearing room 8. Public testimony.

Dept. of Health and Mental Health.


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