J o u r n a l o f t h e H o u s e TENTH DAY -------- HALL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TOPEKA, KAN., Monday, January 27, 1997, 11:00 a.m. The House met pursuant to adjournment with Speaker Shallenburger in the Chair. The roll was called with 117 members present. Reps. Allen, Dean, Haley, Henderson, Mason, McKechnie, Spangler and Storm were excused on excused absence by the Speaker. Prayer by Chaplain Washington: Gracious Father, On this snow filled day, as we begin another week, we thank You for Your protective grace. By Your love, You have kept us, and in navigating the roadways, You provided traction . . . You stabilized our travel, and You brought us here successfully. Lord, as these men and women navigate these legislative halls, would You again grant Divine traction. Would You hold them to the pavement of Your will and Your way. Since they are Your vehicles for justice, would You help them to get such a grip on Your wisdom, that people will see and say, that they journeyed these halls successfully. In the Scriptures, You told Joshua, in chapter 1, verse 7, that to be a successful leader, he should steer a straight course, using Your Word as His guide. You warned him not to veer off to the left or to the right. Father, please keep these representatives going straight. And if some might be possibly veering off, by Your Spirit of righteousness, would You help them to realign. I come to You, Father, in the Name of Him who said, ``I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me'' (John 14:6). Amen and Amen. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS The following bills were introduced and read by title: HB 2097, An act concerning consumer protection; relating to physical fitness centers, by Representative Vickrey. HB 2098, An act concerning school districts; authorizing the enrollment therein of nonresident pupils under certain circumstances; relating to transportation of such pupils to and from school; amending K.S.A. 72-8303 and 72-8309, and K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 72-8302 and repealing the existing sections, by Representatives Aurand and Jennison and Hayzlett, Mollenkamp, Neufeld and Shore. HB 2099, An act concerning the practice of geology; providing for licensure and regulation as a technical profession; amending K.S.A. 74-7005 and 74-7006 and K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-7003 and and 74-7013 and repealing the existing sections, by Representatives Edmonds and Geringer. HB 2100, An act regulating traffic; failure to drive on roadway of highway; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 8-2118 and repealing the existing section, by Representative Myers. HB 2101, An act concerning certain state officers and employees; relating to the acceptance or solicitation of gifts, loans and other gratuities, by Committee on Governmental Organization and Elections. HB 2102, An act repealing K.S.A. 13-2903; relating to cities of the first class; relating to the disqualification of certain persons from certain offices, by Committee on Governmental Organization and Elections. HB 2103, An act concerning the secretary of corrections; disposition of unclaimed bodies of deceased inmates in custody of secretary of corrections; amending K.S.A. 22a-215 and 65-904 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs. HB 2104, An act relating to nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations, nonprofit optometric service corporations, and nonprofit pharmacy service corporations; amending K.S.A. 19-212a, 40-112, 40-222c, 40-2,125, 40-2217, 402227, 40-2402, 40-3606, 65-28,108 and 65-6002 and K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 40-225, 40-2,116, 40-2,153 and 40-3302 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 40-1801, 401802, 40-1803, 40-1804, 40-1805, 40-1806, 40-1807, 40-1808, 40-1809, 40-1811, 40-1813, 40-1816, 40-1901, 40-1902, 40-1903, 40-1904, 40-1905, 40-1906, 40-1907, 40-1908, 401911, 40-1912, 40-1914, 40-1915, 40-19b01, 40-19b02, 40-19b03, 40-19b04, 40-19b05, 4019b06, 40-19b08, 40-19b09, 40-19b11, 40-19b12, 40-19b13, 40-19b14, 40-19d01, 40-19d02, 40-19d03, 40-19d04, 40-19d05, 40-19d06, 40-19d08, 40-19d09, 40-19d11, 40-19d12, 40-19d13 and 40-19d14 and K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 40-1909, 40-19b10 and 40-19d10, by Committee on Insurance. HB 2105, An act relating to taxation; enacting the Kansas tax equity and fairness act of 1997; amending K.S.A. 77-548, 79-6a02, 79-1701a, 79-1702, 79-2969, 79-3230, 79-3268 and 79-3607 and K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-2438, 77-549, 77-550, 79-332a, 79-1422, 79-1427a, 791575, 79-2001, 79-2004, 79-2004a, 79-2005, 79-2968, 79-3226, 79-32,105, 79-32,107, 793420, 79-3609, 79-3610, 79-3615 and 79-4226 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Taxation. REFERENCE OF WATER SUPPLY CONTRACTS AND CONTRACT NULLIFICATIONS In accordance with the State Water Plan Storage Act (K.S.A. 82a-1301 et seq.), Speaker Shallenburger announced the referral of the water supply contracts and the water supply contract nullifications, Memorandum of Agreement between the State of Kansas and the City of Iola, Allen County and Memorandum of Agreement between the State of Kansas and Public Wholesale Water Supply District No. 5, Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Crawford and Neosho Counties, submitted by Al LeDoux, Director, Kansas Water Office, to Committee on Environment. REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS The following bills and resolutions were referred to committees as indicated: Appropriations: HB 2090 (jointly). Education: HB 2088, 2089, 2090 (jointly); HB 2091, 2092, 2095, 2096. Financial Institutions: HB 2094. Governmental Organization and Elections: HB 2079, 2080. Insurance: HB 2081, 2082, 2083. Judiciary: HB 2086. Taxation: HB 2076, 2077, 2078, 2084, 2085, 2087; HCR 5004. Transportation: HB 2093. COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS From Gene Neely, Chairman, Kansas SAFE KIDS Coalition, 1996 Annual Report and Public Policy Priorities for 1997. From Kansas Sentencing Commission, Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Desk Reference Manual 1996. From Al LeDoux, Director, Kansas Water Office, Summary Kansas Water Plan, January 1997, and Appendix to the Kansas Water Plan Summary, January 1997. The complete reports are kept on file and open for inspection in the office of the Chief Clerk. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES The Committee on Governmental Organization and Elections recommends HB 2023 be passed and, because the committee is of the opinion that the bill is of a noncontroversial nature, be placed on the consent calendar. On motion of Rep. Jennison, the House adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 28, 1997. CHARLENE SWANSON, Journal Clerk. JANET E. JONES, Chief Clerk. +--+ | | +--+