J o u r n a l o f t h e S e n a t e TENTH DAY -------- SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KANSAS Monday, January 27, 1997--2:30 p.m. The Senate was called to order by President Dick Bond. The roll was called with thirty-nine senators present. Senator Jordan was excused. Invocation by Chaplain Fred S. Hollomon: Heavenly Father, The wise men of Scripture tell us that the wisest and the strongest are not the weightlifters with the most muscles; not the warriors with the most victories; not the wealthy with the most toys; not the rulers with the most power; not the doctors with the most degrees; They tell us that the wisest and the strongest are those who control their tongues. Remind us, Lord, that it matters what we say: how much we say; how we say it; and how soon we say it; So help us, O God, to let our ``cogitator'' run awhile before engaging it to our ``articulator''. I ask it in the Name of Christ, AMEN INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS The following bills were introduced and read by title: SB 108 An act relating to collection of delinquent oil and gas property tax; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 79-2101 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Assessment and Taxation. SB 109 An act relating to property taxation; concerning the timing of actual viewing and inspection of real property; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 79-1476 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Assessment and Taxation. SB 110 An act concerning methods of taking wildlife; unlawful acts; amending K.S.A. 32-1003 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. SB 111 An act concerning the reporting of certain medically diagnosed conditions of preschool children to the secretary of health and environment; amending K.S.A. 65-1,151 and repealing the existing section; also repealing K.S.A. 65-1,141, 65-1,142, 65-1,143, 651,145, 65-1,146 and 65-1,147, by Committee on Public Health and Welfare. SB 112 An act concerning campaign finance; prohibiting certain contributions and solicitations therefor during certain time periods; amending K.S.A. 25-4153a and repealing the existing section, by Senator Hardenburger. SB 113 An act concerning campaign finance; relating to political advertising; amending K.S.A. 25-4156 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Elections and Local Government. SB 114 An act repealing K.S.A. 25-4119g; concerning elections; relating to statements of fair campaign practices, by Committee on Elections and Local Government. SB 115 An act concerning campaign finance; concerning political advertising; amending K.S.A. 25-4156 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Elections and Local Government. REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS The following bills were referred to Committees as indicated: Assessment and Taxation: SB 107. Financial Institutions & Insurance: SB 93, 94. Judiciary: SB 95, 96, 101, 105, 106. Ways and Means: SB 97, 98, 99, 100, 102, 103, 104. COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS Kansas Water Plan January 1997 Al LeDoux, Director, Kansas Water Office, (The State's Water Planning Agency), submitted a summary of the Kansas Water Plan. Department of Administration January 22, 1997 Shirley A. Moses, Director, Division of Accounts and Reports, submitted a copy of the State of Kansas Monthly Financial Report for the month of December, 1996. The President announced the above reports are on file in the office of the Secretary of the Senate and are available for review at any time. MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE The House accedes to the request of the Senate for a conference on SCR 1603 and appoints Representatives Tanner, Mays and Garner as conferees on the part of the House. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance recommends SB 45, 46 be passed. Also SB 88 be amended on page 1, in line 32, following the period, by inserting ``In the event no person claims to be interested in the contents of such box within 60 days after the death of the lessee, the lessor may open the box by forcible entry and remove all instruments of a testamentary nature and deposit the same with the district court, subject to payment of rentals, expenses and repairs.''; and the bill be passed as amended. Committee on Ways and Means recommends SB 11, 14, 16 be passed. COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE On motion of Senator Emert, the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, for consideration of bills on the calendar under the heading of ``General Orders'' with Senator Corbin in the chair. On motion of Senator Corbin the following report was adopted: Recommended that SB 2, 20 be passed. SB 7 be amended by motion of Senator Langworthy on page 2, in line 24, by striking ``, except that'' and inserting ``. Unless otherwise authorized by law, the''; On page 20, in line 36, by striking ``under this section'' and inserting ``pursuant to subsection (b)''; On page 31, in line 7, by striking ``Until'' and inserting ``Except as provided by K.S.A. 792958, and amendments thereto, until'', and the bill be passed as amended. On motion of Senator Emert the Senate adjourned until 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 28, 1997.