J o u r n a l o f t h e S e n a t e TWENTY-FIRST DAY -------- SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KANSAS Tuesday, February 11, 1997--2:30 p.m. The Senate was called to order by Vice-President Alicia Salisbury. The roll was called with forty senators present. Invocation by Chaplain Fred S. Hollomon: Heavenly Father, Today we'd like to pray for Our spouses left at home, Who must do double duty While we toil beneath the dome. They try to see that things get done; Things we'd do if we were there. We know at times they feel they could Climb the walls and pull their hair. Children miss their parents And spouses miss each other. We learn first hand that children need Their father and their mother. And when we are together It seems it's very rare That people ever notice Our spouse is even there! They either find themselves ignored, Or hearing folks complain, Or reading things about us That give them so much pain. So we thank You for our families, And for all that they endure. Give them strength and patience, Lord, Keep them healthy and secure. I pray in Jesus' Name, AMEN INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS The following bills were introduced and read by title: SB 266 An act concerning motor vehicles; relating to consumer protection; amending K.S.A. 50-651 and K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 50-645 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Transportation and Tourism. SB 267 An act concerning publication of documents in Kansas register; relating to duties of secretary of state; amending K.S.A. 75-431 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Judiciary.
SB 268 An act concerning sheriffs; relating to uniforms; amending K.S.A. 19-824 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Judiciary. SB 269 An act concerning attorneys; relating to admission to practice law; requirements; fingerprints and criminal history, by Committee on Judiciary. SB 270 An act concerning the transient merchant licensing act; relating to flea markets; sale of certain goods, by Committee on Judiciary. SB 271 An act concerning adoption; relating to consent; temporary orders and custody; relinquishment; amending K.S.A. 59-2114, 59-2124, 59-2131, 59-2134 and 59-2136 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 59-2123, by Committee on Judiciary. SB 272 An act concerning municipal utilities and electric cooperative utilities; cold weather rule, by Committee on Utilities. SB 273 An act concerning utilities; prohibiting utilities from making a charge to a customer for the reason of terminating natural gas service, by Committee on Utilities. SB 274 An act permitting the state corporation commission to conduct a pilot project through Midwest Electric, Inc, by Committee on Utilities. SB 275 An act authorizing the secretary of state to grant an easement to Finney county for the purpose of construction and maintenance of a stream crossing, by Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. SB 276 An act enacting the voluntary cleanup and property redevelopment act; concerning remediation of contaminated property, by Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. SB 277 An act creating the wildlife and parks nonrestricted fund, by Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. SB 278 An act designating Prairie Spirit Rail Trail as part of state park system; amending K.S.A. 32-837 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. SB 279 An act concerning the director of the division of environment of the department of health and environment; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-5605 and repealing the existing section, by Senator Salisbury. SB 280 An act concerning tax increment financing; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 121773 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Commerce. SB 281 An act relating to certain deposits with commissioner of insurance or a financial institution on behalf of the commissioner; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 40-229a and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance. SB 282 An act concerning the pooled money investment board; relating to the membership thereof; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-4221a and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance. SB 283 An act relating to health care; concerning nonprofit corporations providing health care and related services changing to for-profit entities; establishing certain requirements prior to such change; granting certain power to and imposing certain duties upon the attorney general, by Committee on Public Health and Welfare. SB 284 An act concerning the developmental disabilities reform act; communications accommodations; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 39-1803, 39-1804, 39-1805 and 39-1806 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Public Health and Welfare. SB 285 An act concerning workers compensation; relating to subcontractors; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 44-503 and repealing the existing section, by Senator Brownlee. REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS The following bills were referred to Committees as indicated: Assessment and Taxation: SB 239, 249, 250, 252. Elections and Local Government: SB 232, 256. Energy and Natural Resources: SB 236, 237. Federal and State Affairs: SB 233, 234. Financial Institutions & Insurance: SB 238. Judiciary: SB 231, 245, 251, 254, 255, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265. Public Health and Welfare: SB 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 246, 247, 248. Ways and Means: SB 235, 253. CHANGE OF REFERENCE Upon unanimous consent, the President withdrew SB 265 from the Committee on Judiciary, and referred the bill to the Committee on Transportation and Tourism. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES Committee on Assessment and Taxation recommends SB 184 be passed. Also SB 44 be amended on page 3, in line 40, after ``renovation'' by inserting ``, repair''; On page 4, in line 21, after the comma by inserting ``and as otherwise provided by subsection (p),''; in line 24, by striking ``The'' and inserting ``Except as otherwise provided by subsection (p), the''; and the bill be passed as amended. Committee on Elections and Local Government recommends SB 116, 133 be passed. Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance recommends SB 93 be amended on page 2, in line 1, by striking ``If approved by the commissioner,''; in line 2, by striking ``a majority vote'' and inserting `` 2/3''; in line 4, by striking ``. The'' and inserting ``, except that if a majority of all policyholders vote in person or by proxy, then a majority of those voting shall constitute approval, and the''; in line 5, following the period by inserting a sentence as follows: ``No such proxy vote shall be effective unless the proxy specifically provides the proxyholder with the authority to vote on the plan of conversion, and unless the proxy is dated subsequent to the day on which the plan of conversion is initially approved by the board of directors of the mutual insurer.''; in line 26, after ``(a),'' by striking ``(d) and (e)'' and inserting ``(c) and (d)''; On page 7, in line 42, by striking ``(c) or (d)'' and inserting ``(b) or (c)''; On page 8, in line 32, before ``shall'' by inserting ``, including a comprehensible summary of the plan in a form approved by the commissioner,''; and the bill be passed as amended. Committee on Judiciary recommends SB 174 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 Kerr in the chair. On motion of Senator Kerr the following report was adopted: Recommended that SB 109, 118 be passed. Also, SB 8, 12, 13, 31, 51, 68, 107 be amended by adoption of the committee amendments and the bills be passed as amended. On motion of Senator Emert the Senate adjourned until 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 1997. HELEN A. MORELAND, Journal Clerk. PAT SAVILLE, Secretary of the Senate. +--+ | | +--+