J o u r n a l o f t h e H o u s e THIRD DAY -------- HALL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TOPEKA, KAN., Wednesday, January 15, 1997, 11:00 a.m. The House met pursuant to recess with Speaker Shallenburger in the chair. The roll was called with 122 members present. Reps. Benlon, Bradley and Morrison were excused on excused absence by the Speaker. Present later: Rep. Benlon. Prayer by Chaplain Washington: Heavenly Father, This 15th day of January reminds us that on this day in 1929, You blessed this nation with one Martin Luther King, Jr. We thank You for him, but even more, for his quest for justice. As we now move into this season of remembering him, help us in our quest for the same. Uphold and strengthen these men and women in their self sacrificing service to others. Give them vigor and vitality as they beat their drums for peace. Help each one to recognize their own individual drum beat. But as our Divine Drum Major, coordinate their efforts, that Your purposes might pulsate throughout this state. Let their rhythms of right over wrong ricochet through these halls of justice. When these men and women come to the end of their service, let it be said that, like Martin, the love described in 1 Corinthians 13, and the respect for others in spite of their differences, emanated from their endeavors. Once again, I thank You Father, for the blessed privilege of this prayer. In the Name of Jesus, Amen. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS HB 2019, An act concerning property exempt from property and ad valorem taxes; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 79-201a and repealing the existing section, by Representative Shallenburger. HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 5003-- By Representative Lane (By request) A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION to memorialize congress to enact legislation to implement the sovereignty proposal. WHEREAS, The sovereignty proposal would make interest-free loans available to states and local governments from federal funds. These loans would be used for building and repairing capital projects and paying off existing debt; and WHEREAS, If federal legislation is properly written and implemented, the sovereignty proposal has the potential of saving our citizens an enormous amount of taxes, building more of the needed infrastructure, increasing employment and reducing federal, state and local government deficit and debt; and WHEREAS, The state of Kansas has consistently supported legislation that has been in harmony with the needs of the federal government as well as the state and local governments; and WHEREAS, The necessary and legitimate services provided by federal, state and local governments are not being met due to the lack of money; and WHEREAS, The American taxpayer is already heavily burdened with various taxes; and WHEREAS, The State of Kansas must from time to time issue bonds to finance capital projects that are necessary to ensure the health and welfare of its citizens; and WHEREAS, The State of Kansas recognizes that the cost of interest for bonds issued to fund capital projects is a great burden on its taxpayers: Now, therefore, Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Kansas, the Senate concurring therein: That we memorialize Congress to enact legislation to implement the sovereignty proposal; and Be it further resolved: That the secretary of state be directed to send enrolled copies of this resolution to each member of the Kansas congressional delegation. REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS Education: HB 2015, 2018. Taxation: HB 2016, 2017. MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR January 9, 1997 Message to the House of Representatives of the State of Kansas: Enclosed herewith is Executive Order No. 97-1 for your information. EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 97-1 Establishing the Advisory Committee on Children and Families and Abolishing the Kansas Commission on Children, Youth and Families Bill Graves Governor MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE Announcing adoption of SCR 1603. REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS Speaker Shallenburger announced the referral of SCR 1603 to Committee on Rules and Journal. On motion of Rep. Jennison, the House adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 16, 1997. CHARLENE SWANSON, Journal Clerk. JANET E. JONES, Chief Clerk. +--+ | | +--+