J o u r n a l o f t h e S e n a t e SEVENTH DAY -------- SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KANSAS Wednesday, January 22, 1997--2:30 p.m. The Senate was called to order by President Dick Bond. The roll was called with forty senators present. Invocation by Chaplain Fred S. Hollomon: Heavenly Father, You have promised us that you will not permit us to be tempted beyond what we are able to endure. (11 Cor. 10:13) We trust that you will continue to spare us those trials we cannot handle. And even though sometimes we think You over estimate our endurance, we do not want to be spared those trials which develop our character. For, in our better moments, we realize that we have grown more in tough times than in good times, in head winds than in tail winds, on bumpy roads than on easy streets. And we realize that we have turned out better because: We got up in the morning when we didn't want to; We went to work when we didn't want to; We stayed late when we didn't want to; We told the truth when we didn't want to; We said ``no'' when we didn't want to; We kept quiet when we didn't want to; In short, we are better people today because we did not do a whole lot of things we wanted to do. And You have taught us ``not to grow weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.'' (Gal. 6:9) For this assurance I thank You in Jesus' Name, AMEN. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS The following bills were introduced and read by title: SB 77, by Coommittee on Agriculture: An act concerning the dispensing and administering of drugs; amending K.S.A. 65-1635 and repealing the existing section. SB 78, by Committee on Commerce: An act concerning private security, armored courier and alarm systems companies and their employees; requiring their licensing and regulation providing for a regulatory board under the office of the attorney general; relating to the powers, duties, jurisdiction and authority thereof. SB 79, by Joint Committee on Computers and Telecommunications: An act concerning ethical conduct of state officers and employees; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 46-233 and repealing the existing section. SB 80, by Committee on Assessment and Taxation: An act relating to sales taxation; exempting sales of car washing services rendered through coin-operated devices; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 79-3603 and repealing the existing section. SB 81, by Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance: An act concerning life insurance; payment of certain amounts; amending K.S.A. 40-427, 40-428, 40-428a and 40429 and repealing the existing sections. REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS The following bills and resolution were referred to Committees as indicated: Agriculture: SB 62, 63. Commerce: SB 59. Education: SB 65. Elections and Local Government: SB 76. Energy and Natural Resources: SB 74, 75. Financial Institutions & Insurance: SB 64. Judiciary: SB 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73. Public Health and Welfare: SB 60, 61. Ways and Means: SCR 1604. CHANGE OF REFERENCE Upon unanimous consent, the President withdrew SB 69, 71 from the Committee on Judiciary, and referred the bills to the Committee on Federal and State Affairs. REFERRAL OF APPOINTMENTS The following appointments made by the Governor and submitted to the senate for confirmation, were referred to Committees as indicated: State Gaming Agency, Executive Director, Tracy T. Diel, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor. (Federal and State Affairs) Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission, Gene Olander, re-appointed to fill a four year term. (Federal and State Affairs) Department of Administration, Secretary, Daniel R. Stanley, Jr., to serve at the pleasure of the Governor. (Federal and State Affairs) MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR January 22, 1997 To the Senate of the State of Kansas: Submitted herewith for confirmation by the Senate are appointments made by me as Governor of the State of Kansas as of January 22, 1997, pursuant to law. Bill Graves Governor Member, Board of Tax Appeals, David L. Patton, pursuant to the authority vested in me by K.S.A. 74-2433, effective upon the date of confirmation by the Senate to fill a four-year term. Member, Board of Tax Appeals, Wayne Vennard, pursuant to the authority vested in me by K.S.A. 74-2433, effective upon the date of confirmation by the Senate to fill a four-year term. COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS KANSAS WATER OFFICE January 3, 1997 Al LeDoux, Director, submitted two water supply contracts negotiated under the State Water Plan Storage Act (K.S.A. 82a-1301 et.seq.) and approved by the Kansas Water Authority during calendar year 1996. KANSAS WATER OFFICE January 3, 1997 Al LeDoux, Director, submitted two water supply contract nullifications negotiated under the State Water Plan Storage Act (K.S.A. 82a-1301 et. seq.) and approved by the Kansas Water Authority during calendar year 1996. The above communications are printed in part and are on file in the office of the Secretary of the Senate and available for review at any time. REFERRAL OF WATER SUPPLY CONTRACTS AND CONTRACT NULLIFICATIONS The President referred the water supply contracts and the water supply contract nullifications submitted by Al LeDoux, Director, Kansas Water office, to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. On motion of Senator Emert the Senate adjourned until 2:30 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 1997.