January 16, 1998
Journal of the House
Hall of the House of Representatives, Topeka, KS,
Friday, January 16, 1998, 10:00 a.m.
The House met Session Proforma pursuant to adjournment with Speaker Shallenburger
in the chair.
PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS
The following petitions were presented and filed:
HP 2001, by Rep. Hutchins, a petition requesting the Square Dance be designated as
the State Folk Dance, signed by Paul Kropp and 38 other citizens of Brown, Jackson,
Jefferson and Shawnee County, Kansas, and Richardson County, Nebraska.
HP 2002, by Rep. Boston, a petition to pass and sign a law designating the Square Dance
as the State Folk Dance of Kansas, signed by Nancy Meierowsky and 24 other citizens of
Peabody, Hutchinson and Newton, Kansas.
HP 2003, by Rep. Shore, a petition favoring a law designating the Square Dance as the
State Folk Dance of Kansas.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills were introduced and read by title:
HB 2632, An act concerning the federal grant contracts clearing fund; transferring mon-
eys credited to the fund and abolishing the fund; repealing K.S.A. 75-3730a and 75-3730b,
by Committee on Appropriations.
HB 2633, An act concerning salaries and compensation for state officers and employees;
amending K.S.A. 75-3101, 75-3103, 75-3104, 75-3108, 75-3110 and 75-3111a and K.S.A.
1997 Supp. 40-102, 46-137a and 46-137b and repealing the existing sections, by Committee
HB 2634, An act amending the Kansas automobile injury reparations act; requiring non-
cancelable coverage for certain persons; increasing reinstatement fees; amending K.S.A.
1997 Supp. 40-3104 and 40-3118 and repealing the existing sections, by Representative
HB 2635, An act concerning debts owed to the state; relating to the state debt setoff
program; amending K.S.A. 75-6202 and repealing the existing section; also repealing K.S.A.
75-6202b, by Committee on Governmental Organization and Elections.
HB 2636, An act concerning reinsurance; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 40-221a and
repealing the existing section, by Committee on Insurance.
HB 2637, An act concerning the changing of the domicile of foreign insurance companies;
amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 40-2,162 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on
HB 2638, An act concerning Kansas group-funded municipal pools, relating to solvency
requirements; amending K.S.A. 12-2618 and 12-2620 and K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 12-2621 and
44-584 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Insurance.
HB 2639, An act concerning insurance; schedule of fees and taxes for insurance com-
panies andfraternal benefit societies; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 40-252 and repealing the
existing section, by Committee on Insurance.
HB 2640, An act concerning cities and counties, regarding the filing of fire liens; amend-
ing K.S.A. 40-3905 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Insurance.
HB 2641, An act relating to the taxation of oil; concerning incentives for the production
thereof from marginal wells; amending K.S.A. 79-201t and 79-4217 and repealing the ex-
isting sections, by Committee on Taxation.
HB 2642, An act enacting the property tax relief act of 1998; amending K.S.A. 79-201x
and K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 72-6431 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on
HB 2643, An act enacting the sales tax relief and reform act of 1998; amending K.S.A.
79-3602, 79-3603, 79-3606, 79-3634, 79-3635 and 79-3640 and repealing the existing sec-
tions, by Committee on Taxation.
HB 2644, An act relating to sales taxation; authorizing Sherman county to impose sales
tax for highway improvement purposes; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 12-187, 12-189 and
12-192 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Taxation.
HB 2645, An act concerning the employment security law; establishing contribution rates
for the 1999 calendar year and years thereafter; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 44-710a and
repealing the existing section, by Representatives Packer, Lane, Geringer, Pauls and Adkins,
Alldritt, Allen, Aurand, Ballard, Ballou, Beggs, Benlon, Boston, Burroughs, Campbell, Car-
mody, Compton, Cook, Correll, Cox, Crow, Dahl, Dean, Dillon, Dreher, Edmonds, Emp-
son, Faber, Farmer, Feuerborn, Findley, Flaharty, Flora, Flower, Franklin, Freeborn, Gar-
ner, Gilbert, Gilmore, Glasscock, Grant, Gregory, Haley, Hayzlett, Helgerson, Henderson,
Henry, Holmes, Horst, Howell, Huff, Humerickhouse, Hutchins, Jennison, Johnson, John-
ston, Kejr, Kirk, Klein, Phil Kline, Phill Kline, Krehbiel, Kuether, Landwehr, Larkin, Lloyd,
J. Long, P. Long, Mason, Mayans, Mays, McClure, McCreary, McKechnie, McKinney,
Minor, Mollenkamp, Morrison, Myers, Neufeld, Nichols, O'Connor, O'Neal, Osborne, Pal-
mer, E. Peterson, J. Peterson, Phelps, Pottorff, Powell, Powers, Presta, Ray, Reardon, Rein-
hardt, Ruff, Samuelson, Sawyer, Schwartz, Shallenburger, Sharp, Shore, Showalter, Shriver,
Shultz, Sloan, Spangler, Stone, Storm, Swenson, Tanner, Thimesch, Toelkes, Tomlinson,
Toplikar, Vickrey, Vining, Wagle, Weber, Weiland, Wells, Welshimer, Wempe, Wilk and
HB 2646, An act amending the Kansas enterprise zone act; concerning eligibility for
exemptions from sales taxation; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 74-50,115 and repealing the
existing section, by Representative Flower.
HB 2647, An act concerning locksmiths; relating to licensure and regulation thereof;
prohibiting certain acts and providing penalties for violations; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp.
74-7005 and repealing the existing sections, by Representative Alldritt.
HB 2648, An act relating to the records of the division of vehicles; amending K.S.A. 1997
Supp. 74-2012 and repealing the existing section, by Representatives Ray, Beggs, Carmody,
Cox, Freeborn, Huff, Lane and Shultz.
HB 2649, An act concerning telecommunications; relating to changes in a customer's
interexchange or local exchange carrier, by Committee on Utilities.
REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills and resolutions were referred to committees as indicated:
Education: HB 2623, 2624.
Health and Human Services: HB 2628, 2629, 2630.
Judiciary: HB 2625, 2626, 2627.
Taxation: HB 2631 (separately).
Tourism: HB 2631 (separately).
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR
The Honorable Tim Shallenburger
Speaker of the House
State Capitol, 3rd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612
RE: Communication to the House and Senate pursuant to K.S.A. 22-3703
This is my report of pardons to the Legislature pursuant to K.S.A. 22-3703. That statute
requires that I communicate to both houses at each regular session a list of all persons
pardoned by me during the preceding year.
For calendar year 1997, no pardons or clemencies were granted. A total of 21 applications
for pardon or clemency were denied.
My policy regarding pardons and clemencies remain the same, i.e., that they should be
granted when a gross miscarriage of justice has occurred and all other judicial remedies
have been exhausted and have failed to correct the injustice. I have yet to review an appli-
cation that fits this criteria.
]COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS
From Steven A. Williams, Secretary of Wildlife and Parks, pursuant to K.S.A. 32-844 and
K.S.A. 845, the report of real estate transactions completed by the Kansas Department of
Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) for calendar year 1997.
The complete report is kept on file and open for inspection in the office of the Chief
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 second day.
On motion of Rep. Jennison, the House adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 20,
CHARLENE SWANSON, Journal Clerk.
JANET E. JONES, Cheif Clerk.