J o u r n a l o f t h e S e n a t e EIGHTH DAY -------- SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KANSAS Thursday, January 23, 1997--2:30 p.m. The Senate was called to order by Vice-President Alicia Salisbury. The roll was called with thirty-six senators present. Senators Hardenburger, Jones, Oleen and Praeger were excused. Invocation by Chaplain Fred S. Hollomon: Heavenly Father, Bigotry and disrespect Surround us all the time, And most of us have personally Been victims of a crime. The morning and the evening news Show violence everywhere; Poverty and unconcern. . . . Pockets of despair. How can we succeed, O God In being optimistic When it seems that everywhere we look The world has gone ballistic! Would You remind us now, O God, That nothing can be done If we are pessimistic Before we have begun. Remind us of the gospel song That most of us have sung; Let it speak to us today As it did when we were young. ``Count your many blessings, Name them one by one; And it will surprise you What the Lord has done.'' And after counting blessings It should give us a prod, That though the task is awesome, We have an awesome God! Though the needs are overwhelming And we want to turn and run: Like the Samaritan of old, We'll solve them one by one. I ask for your strength in the Name of Christ, AMEN INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS The following bills were introduced and read by title: SB 82, by Committee on Agriculture: An act concerning weights and measures; relating to test weights; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 83-304 and repealing the existing section. SB 83, by Committee on Commerce: An act concerning the employment security law; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 44-709, 44-710 and 44-718 and repealing the existing sections. SB 84, by Committee on Utilities: An act concerning municipal and gas utilities; service outside three miles of city; amending K.S.A. 12-808a, 12-808b and 66-131 and repealing the existing sections. SB 85, by Committee on Education: An act concerning special education services; relating to termination of agreements entered into by school districts for the provision of such services; amending K.S.A. 72-968 and 72-8230 and repealing the existing sections. SB 86, by Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance: An act relating to public moneys; concerning depositories; amending K.S.A. 9-1401, 9-1403, 9-1406, 9-1407, 12-1676 and 17-5002 and K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 9-1402, 9-1405, 12-1675, 12-1677a, 12-1677b, 75-4201 and 75-4218 and repealing the existing sections. SB 87, by Committee on Judiciary: An act concerning criminal procedure; relating to cigarette or tobacco infractions; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 21-3105, 22-3404, 22-3409, 22-3412 and 22-3609a and repealing the existing sections. SB 88, by Committee on Judiciary: An act relating to unclaimed contents of safety deposit boxes upon death of lessee; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 9-1504 and repealing the existing section. SB 89, by Committee on Judiciary: An act concerning the code of civil procedure for limited actions; relating to claim for possession of property; bond; forms; amending K.S.A. 61-2401 and repealing the existing section; also amending Form No. 11, Form No. 20, Form No. 22 and Form No. 23, in the appendix of forms following K.S.A. 61-2605 and repealing the existing forms. SB 90, by Committee on Judiciary: An act concerning commitment of sexually violent predators; relating to jury trials; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 59-29a06 and repealing the existing section. SB 91, by Committee on Ways and Means: An act concerning the university of Kansas; relating to separate agency status for the Kansas geological survey for certain purposes. SB 92, by Committee on Ways and Means: An act concerning public officers and employees; relating to public employee and employer relations; amending K.S.A. 75-4322 and 75-4326 and repealing the existing sections. REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS The following bills were referred to Committees as indicated: Agriculture: SB 77. Assessment and Taxation: SB 80. Commerce: SB 78. Elections and Local Government: SB 79. Financial Institutions & Insurance: SB 81. REFERRAL OF APPOINTMENTS The following appointments made by the Governor and submitted to the senate for confirmation, were referred to Committees as indicated: Board of Tax Appeals, David L. Patton, to fill a four-year term. (Assessment and Taxation) Board of Tax Appeals, Wayne Vennard, to fill a four-year term. (Assessment and Taxation) COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS POOLED MONEY INVESTMENT BOARD January 22, 1997 William E. Lewis, Chairman, Pooled Money Investment Board, submitted the financial statements for fiscal year ended 1996. The Vice-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. MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE Announcing passage of HB 2050. Also, adoption of SCR 1603, as amended. INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS HB 2050 was thereupon introduced and read by title. MEMBERSHIP CHANGE ON STANDING COMMITTEE Dick Bond, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Organization, Calendar and Rules, has announced a change in membership of the Senate Standing Committee on Utilities. Senator Jones has been appointed to replace Senator Downey. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES Committee on Commerce recommends SB 19 be not passed. Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance recommends SB 49 be passed. Committee on Ways and Means recommends SB 1 be passed. REPORT ON ENROLLED BILLS SCR 1602 reported correctly enrolled, properly signed and presented to the Secretary of State on January 23, 1997. On motion of Senator Emert the Senate adjourned until 9:00 a.m., Friday, January 24, 1997.