J o u r n a l o f t h e S e n a t e FIFTH DAY -------- SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KANSAS Friday, January 17, 1997--9:00 a.m. The Senate was called to order by President Dick Bond. The roll was called with thirty-six senators present. Senators Corbin, Harris, Kerr and Sallee were excused. Invocation by Chaplain Fred S. Hollomon: Heavenly Father, Today we pray for the Freshman Class Who make up a third of the Senate: Eight are Republicans, five Democrats, Ten men and three women are in it. For the first couple of weeks they'll be overwhelmed By all they feel they must learn: They'll listen and read and listen some more, Not knowing which way to turn. Encourage them, Lord, to ask You for help, For you love them and want them to know How best they can serve their people back home Who are searching for which way to go. Assure them O Lord, that they're not alone And that You are the God Who has said, ``I notice each sparrow that falls to the ground, And I've numbered the hairs of your head.'' Remind them, O God, of long ago words: ``Take heart, and be of good cheer.'' If they give of their best and trust in the Lord They'll make a big difference here! I pray in Jesus' Name, AMEN INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS The following bills were introduced and read by title: SB 56, by Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance: An act relating to insurance; payment for outside consulting services for department of insurance; amending K.S.A. 40-223 and repealing the existing section. SB 57, by Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance: An act concerning group life insurance; persons who may be insured; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 40-433 and repealing the existing section. SB 58, by Committee on Elections and Local Government: An act concerning the Kansas development finance authority; relating to the board of directors thereof; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-8903 and repealing the existing section. REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS The following bills were referred to Committees as indicated: Assessment and Taxation: SB 40, 41, 42, 44, 51, 52, 53, 54. Education: SB 35, 36, 37, 38. Elections and Local Government: SB 39. Financial Institutions & Insurance: SB 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 55. Public Health and Welfare: SB 50. Ways and Means: SB 43. COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS Kansas Department of Transportation January 16, 1997 E. Dean Carlson, Secretary of Transportation, in compliance with the requirements found in K.S.A. 68-2315, submitted the Kansas Department of Transportation's annual report. This report presents KDOT's historical highway program accomplishments, its future financial strategy, and describes other initiatives and issues of importance to the Department. The President announced the above report is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Senate and is available for review at any time. INTRODUCTION OF ORIGINAL MOTIONS AND SENATE RESOLUTIONS Senators Hensley, Petty and Salisbury introduced the following Senate resolution, which was read: SENATE RESOLUTION No. 1804-- A RESOLUTION in memory of Pat O'Rourke. WHEREAS, Pat O'Rourke died August 6, 1996, at age 53 of complications from an enlarged heart; and WHEREAS, Pat O'Rourke was a Lieutenant in the Kansas Highway Patrol with 18 years' service; and WHEREAS, Pat O'Rourke, at the time of his death was Operations Commander of Troop B in Topeka and spent several years as a member of the Governor's Security Unit; and WHEREAS, Pat O'Rourke was an active member of the Kansas State Trooper's Association and had served as its Vice-President; and WHEREAS, Pat O'Rourke is survived by his wife, Ann, and his daughter, Erin; and WHEREAS, In the death of Pat O'Rourke the state of Kansas, the Kansas Highway Patrol, his many friends and family lost a loyal and distinguished public servant, a dear friend and a beloved family member: Now, therefore, Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas: That we extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Pat O'Rourke; and Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of the Senate be directed to send an enrolled copy of this resolution to Mrs. Pat O'Rourke, 4944 S.W. Auburn Road, Topeka, Kansas 66610, Colonel Lonnie McCollum, Superintendent, Kansas Highway Patrol, 122 S.W. 7th Street, Topeka, Kansas 66603 and Master Trooper Robert S. McKinzie, President, Kansas State Troopers Association, 3965 W. 83rd Street, No. 104, Prairie Village, Kansas 662085308. On emergency motion of Senator Hensley SR 1804 was adopted unanimously. On motion of Senator Emert the Senate adjourned until 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, 1997. HELEN A. MORELAND, Journal Clerk. PAT SAVILLE, Secretary of the Senate. +--+ | | +--+