January 15, 1998
Journal of the House
Hall of the House of Representatives, Topeka, KS,
Thursday, January 15, 1998, 11:00 a.m.
The House met pursuant to adjournment with Speaker Shallenburger in the chair.
The roll was called with 118 members present.
Reps. Lloyd and Wilson were excused on verified illness.
Rep. Weber was excused on legislative business.
Reps. Dean, Powell, Presta and Wagle were excused on excused absence by the Speaker.
Prayer by Chaplain Washington:
At the noon hour, on this day, 69 years ago, in 1929 You blessed this world with
one Martin Luther King, Jr. With the beating of this new heart, You brought forth
a drum major for racial equality and nonviolent social change . . . a drum major
for peace . . . for justice . . . for right and righteousness. Yet, thirty-nine years
later, someone chose to stop his beating. Lord, why do we kill our drum majors?
Within this country . . . within this state . . . within these halls . . . even
more so within our hearts, would You give us the rhythm that You gave to Martin,
and let the beat roll on.
Thank You Father, for his legacy. I come to You in the Name of Jesus, Amen.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills were introduced and read by title:
HB 2623, An act prohibiting possession or consumption of alcoholic liquor and cereal
malt beverage on school district property or grounds; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 41-719
and repealing the existing section, by Representative McCreary.
HB 2624, An act concerning school district finance; relating to determination of trans-
portation weighting; amending K.S.A. 72-6411 and repealing the existing section, by Rep-
HB 2625, An act concerning civil procedure; relating to civil penalties against shoplifters;
amending K.S.A. 60-3331 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Judiciary.
HB 2626, An act concerning civil procedure; relating to orders during a divorce; relating
to child custody; amending K.S.A. 60-1607 and K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 60-1610 and repealing
the existing sections, by Committee on Judiciary.
HB 2627, An act concerning the Kansas parentage act; relating to notice of change in
child's residence, by Committee on Judiciary.
HB 2628, An act relating to nonprofit hospitals; concerning sales and transfers thereof,
by Health Care Reform Legislative Oversight Committee.
HB 2629, An act concerning the joint legislative oversight committee on health care
reform; expiration date; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 46-2506 and repealing the existing
section, by Committee on Health and Human Services.
HB 2630, An act concerning the behavioral science regulatory board; relating to qualified
mental health professionals; diagnosing of mental disorders; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp.
59-2946, 65-5804, 65-6404, 74-5362, 74-5363 and 74-5367 and repealing the existing sec-
tions; also repealing K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 59-2946a, by Committee on Health and Human
HB 2631, An act concerning tourism; special revenue bonds therefor; development of a
NASCAR motor speedway; amending K.S.A. 79-3620, 79-3620b and 79-3710 and K.S.A.
1997 Supp. 12-1771, 12-1774 and 12-1775 and repealing the existing sections, by Comittee
REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills and resolutions were referred to committees as indicated:
Appropriations: HB 2615.
Business, Commerce and Labor: HB 2620.
Health and Human Services: HB 2622.
Taxation: HB 2616, 2617.
Transportation: HB 2618, 2621.
Utilities: HB 2619.
CHANGE OF REFERENCE
Speaker Shallenburger announced the withdrawal of HB 2222 from Committee on En-
vironment and referral to Committee on Governmental Organization and Elections.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS
From James L. Bingham, Chair, Kansas Library Network Board, 1997 Annual Report.
The complete report is kept on file and open for inspection in the office of the Chief
Janet E. Jones
Dear Ms. Jones:
In accordance with Rule 1103 of the Rules of the House of Representatives, I have estab-
lished a Select Committee on Higher Education and have appointed the following Repre-
sentatives to the Select Committee:
David Adkins, R-Leawood, Chairman
Joe Kejr, R-Brookville, Vice Chair
Mike Farmer, R-Wichita
Andrew Howell, R-Fort Scott
Shari Weber, R-Herington
Ed McKechnie, D-Pittsburg, Ranking Minority
Jim Garner, D-Coffeyville
Henry Helgerson, D-Wichita
Jan Pauls, D-Hutchinson
The committee is charged with making a legislative inquiry, study and investigation, which
may include but shall not be limited to:
(1) a review of the several studies of post secondary education funding, coordination and
governance over the years, in particular the report of the Joint Committee from the 1997
(2) determine the most effective and cost-efficient method of governance or coordination
for public post secondary institutions within Kansas
(3) examine the goals and missions of Kansas post secondary institutions to determine if
Kansas' institutions have world class attributes and if targeted excellence funds would help
institutions meet those goals
(4) review the current use of technology and examine the potential for greater use of
technology in preparing Kansas students for the next century
(5) review the equity of faculty salaries in Kansas to determine if Kansas is competitive
in attracting and retaining world class faculty
(6) review the current funding mechanism of Kansas higher education institutions to
determine the potential for a more economic use of Kansas' resources in serving the needs
of Kansas' students, business, industry, and our population
(7) determine if property taxes currently used to fund some functions can be replaced by
other revenue sources
The Select Committee on Higher Education is to make an initial report by the 30th day of
the 1998legislative session, with its recommendations, including any legislation resulting
from the Select Committees activities. Furthermore, the Select Committee shall issue its
final report, with the recommendations, including any legislation resulting from the Select
Committees activities prior to adjournment sine die.
Speaker of the House
INTRODUCTION OF ORIGINAL MOTIONS
On motion of Rep. Jennison, pursuant to House Rule 2307, the following bills were
stricken from the calendar:
HB 2238, 2240, 2518, 2520, 2574; SB 71, 118, 151, 154; H. Sub. for SB 168; SB
174, 238, 292, 383; SCR 1604, 1612.
INTRODUCTION OF ORIGINAL MOTIONS
On motion of Rep. Jennison, pursuant to House Rule 2306, the following bills were
withdrawn from General Orders and referred to the following committees:
HB 2478, 2512; SB 14, 15, 16, 103, 300 rereferred to Committee on Appropriations.
H. Sub. for SB 112; SB 113 rereferred to Committee on Governmental Organization
SB 256 referred to Committee on Judiciary.
SB 212 rereferred to Committee on Utilities.
No objection was made to HB 2545, 2548, 2552, 2554, 2556, 2557, 2559, 2561, 2562,
2565, 2566, 2567, 2595 appearing on the Consent Calendar for the first day.
On motion of Rep. Jennison, the House adjourned pro forma until 10:00 a.m., Friday,
January 16, 1998.
CHARLENE SWANSON, Journal Clerk.
JANET E. JONES, Cheif Clerk.