J o u r n a l o f t h e S e n a t e NINETEENTH DAY -------- SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KANSAS Friday, February 7, 1997--9:00 a.m. The Senate was called to order by President Dick Bond. The roll was called with thirty-three senators present. Senators Corbin, Downey, Harris, Praeger, Ranson, Salisbury and Sallee were excused. President Bond introduced as guest chaplain, Senator Karin S. Brownlee, Olathe, who delivered the invocation: I so much appreciate Pastor Hollomon's poetry but do not share those skills with him. I do however share with him a love for his Lord. Please join with me in prayer. Lord, Thank you for the privilege to serve in this body with each other. Many of us experienced Your guidance and power even in our quest to have this job. Now that we are here, we want to serve You in a way which would glorify You. We can be easily distracted by the importance of what we are doing. It's not what we are doing which is important but it's the people in the process that have such value and importance. Our value is from being created in Your image. Thank you for each personality and unique perspective which each person brings to this body; all of these viewpoints being essential in governing this state. Lord, please give us the grace to value each other the way You do. And give us discernment like the sand of the seashore as You did for Solomon so that we may wisely govern this state. In Jesus name, Amen. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS The following bills were introduced and read by title: SB 225An act concerning insurance; merger and consolidation of certain insurance entities; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 40-507 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance. SB 226An act concerning insurance; reciprocity under certain conditions of certain amounts; amending K.S.A. 40-2702 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance. SB 227An act concerning annual reports of business associations; amending K.S.A. 172718, 17-7503, 17-7504, 17-7505, 17-7647, 17-7648, 56-1a606 and 56-1a607 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Commerce. SB 228An act making and concerning appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, for the state board of healing arts, state board of veterinary examiners, Kansas state board of cosmetology, board of nursing, Kansas dental board, state department of credit unions, state bank commissioner, consumer credit commissioner, office of the securities commissioner of Kansas, state board of technical professions, real estate appraisal board, Kansas real estate commission, department of administration, Kansas racing and gaming commission, state corporation commission, secretary of state, Kansas public employees retirement system, department of revenue, insurance department, state board of indigents' defense services, attorney general, department of social and rehabilitation services, department of human resources, department of health and environment, department of education, Kansas state school for the blind, state historical society, Kansas arts commission, Fort Hays state university, Emporia state university, Pittsburg state university, Kansas state university, Kansas state university -- Salina, college of technology, university of Kansas, university of Kansas medical center, Wichita state university, legislature, department of corrections, Kansas parole board, Kansas sentencing commission, state fire marshal, juvenile justice authority, Kansas department of agriculture, state fair board, Kansas state grain inspection department, Kansas animal health department, Kansas wheat commission, department of wildlife and parks, Kansas water office and state conservation commission; authorizing certain transfers, imposing certain restrictions and limitations, and directing or authorizing certain receipts and disbursements and acts incidental to the foregoing, by Committee on Ways and Means. SB 229An act concerning the health care provider insurance availability act; amending K.S.A. 40-3408 and K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 40-3402, 40-3403 and 40-3404 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance. SB 230An act establishing requirements for informed consent relating to abortions; prohibiting certain acts and providing penalties for violations; repealing K.S.A. 65-6706, by Senators Harrington, Bleeker, Brownlee, Clark, Gilstrap, Hardenburger, Harris, Jordan, Lawrence, Sallee, Salmans, Steffes, Tyson, Umbarger and Vidricksen. REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS The following bills were referred to Committees as indicated: Assessment and Taxation: SB 224. Education: SB 222, 223. Federal and State Affairs: SB 219. Financial Institutions & Insurance: SB 218. Public Health and Welfare: SB 220, 221. INTRODUCTION OF ORIGINAL MOTIONS AND SENATE RESOLUTIONS Senator Langworthy introduced the following Senate resolution, which was read: SENATE RESOLUTION No. 1813-- A RESOLUTION congratulating and commending Brandon Russell for outstanding volunteer service. WHEREAS, Brandon Russell has been selected as the recipient of the 1996 Audrey Langworthy Award for Outstanding Youth for the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Red Cross; and WHEREAS, Brandon Russell has been a youth member of the Disaster Action Team since 1993; and WHEREAS, Brandon Russell has logged nearly 100 hours of assistance on the scene during floods, including the microburst in Lee's Summit, single and multi-family fires and the October blizzard, rendering dedicated, skilled assistance to disaster victims; and WHEREAS, Brandon Russell has attended many Red Cross events and training sessions and, because of his knowledge and experience in severe weather, has given instruction to other volunteers on severe weather activities; and WHEREAS, Brandon Russell's outstanding attributes are in keeping with the finest volunteer traditions of the American Red Cross and serve as an inspiration to all our community youth: Now, therefore, Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas: That we congratulate and commend Brandon Russell upon his selection as the recipient of the 1996 Audrey Langworthy Award for Outstanding Youth for the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Red Cross; and Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of the Senate be directed to send four enrolled copies of this resolution to Brandon Russell, 6445 Chouteau, Shawnee, Kansas 66226 and one copy to Matthew D. Meyer, C.E.O., Greater Kansas City American Red Cross, 211 W. Armour Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri 64111. On emergency motion of Senator Langworthy SR 1813 was adopted unanimously. Senator Hardenburger introduced the following Senate resolution, which was read: SENATE RESOLUTION No. 1814-- A RESOLUTION congratulating and commending Leo Lange upon his 106th birthday. WHEREAS, Leo Lange was born February 11, 1891, at 500 Alston, Marysville, and has lived in Marysville all his life; and WHEREAS, Leo Lange is a World War I veteran and is a charter member of Marysville American Legion SMN&R Post 163. He has been a member of SMN&R Post 163 for 79 years, having joined in November of 1919; and WHEREAS, Leo Lange returned from World War I to work for the Union Pacific Railroad; and WHEREAS, Leo Lange and his wife, Mildred, first lived at 410 Calhoun before moving to their home at 1406 Jenkins. They moved to Cambridge Place a few years ago. Mildred died this past December: Now, therefore, Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas: That we congratulate and commend Leo Lange upon his 106th birthday; and Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of the Senate be directed to provide an enrolled copy of this resolution to Senator Hardenburger. On emergency motion of Senator Hardenburger SR 1814 was adopted unanimously. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES Committee on Federal and State Affairs recommends SB 29 be amended on page 1, in line 34, by striking ``$300'' and inserting ``$200''; also in line 34, by striking all after the period; by striking all in line 35; On page 3, in line 42, by striking ``The'' and inserting ``Any form provided by the director shall contain in 10 point bold type directly above the signature of the licensee or practitioner, the following notice: I understand that it is a violation of state law to willfully and falsely certify that the above named individual is disabled due to the condition(s) checked above. The``; On page 5, in line 24, by striking all after ``so'' and inserting ``that they are not obscured by a vehicle parked in the space. Any existing upright sign, at any height, shall be enforceable against persons not displaying an accessible parking placard.''; in line 40, by striking ``an access entrance'' and inserting ``a handicap accessible ramp''; On page 6, by striking all in line 1 and inserting: ``(4) deposit snow, debris or any other property in a designated handicap accessible parking space or aisle that obstructs or prevents the use of such space or aisle.''; Also on page 6, in line 3, by striking ``$100'' and inserting ``$200''; in line 5, following ``officers'' by inserting ``or other duly authorized municipal officers''; in line 22, by striking all after ``than'' and inserting ``$200 nor more than $300''; in line 29, by striking ``$300 nor more''; in line 30, by striking all before the period and inserting ``$200 nor more than $300''; in line 32, by striking ``to'' and inserting ``by''; in line 33, by striking all after ``device''; in line 34, by striking all before ``shall''; in line 35, following ``$200'' by inserting ``if such unauthorized person is convicted of a violation of subsection (b)''; by striking all in lines 36 through 43; On page 7, by striking all in lines 1 through 43; On page 8, by striking all in lines 1 through 41; By renumbering sections 8 and 9 as sections 7 and 8 respectively; Also on page 8, in line 43, by striking ``, 8-1,130a and 74-2012'' and inserting ``and 81,130a''; On page 9, in line 2, by striking ``Kansas register'' and inserting ``statute book''; In the title, in line 11, by striking ``, 8-1,130a and 74-2012'' and inserting ``and 8-1,130a''; and the bill be passed as amended. Committee on Judiciary recommends SB 95, 106 be passed. On motion of Senator Emert the Senate adjourned until 2:30 p.m., Monday, February 10, 1997.