January 21, 1998

Journal of the House



                                                              Hall of the House of Representatives, Topeka, KS,

                                                                          Wednesday, January 21, 1998, 11:00 a.m.

The House met pursuant to adjournment with Speaker pro tem Wagle in the chair.

The roll was called with 115 members present.

Rep. Lloyd was excused on verified illness.

Reps. Compton, Franklin, Geringer, McCreary, Osborne, Packer, Pottorff, Ray and
Shriver were excused on excused absence by the Speaker.

Prayer by Chaplain Washington:

      Heavenly Father,

      Since You said in James 1:17 that You do not change, since You said that every
      good action and every good gift comes to us from You, we therefore know to whom
      we should turn and to Whom we should give thanks.

      Lord, on behalf of all of those throughout these halls of justice, I pray Your

      Guide them in times of decision. Encourage them in times of despair. Strengthen
      them in times of weakness. Comfort them in times of sorrow. When the clouds hide
      their sun . . . when stress affects their blood pressure and difficult people drive
      them up a wall . . . when they're plagued with discouragement and they're at the
      point of exhaustion, bless them with the panacea of Your unchanging goodness.

      As we look back on each day of this session, let us in retrospect, see the tracks of
      Your unchanging goodness, that it may give us confidence and fuel our faith for a
      blessed future.

      I come to You, in the Name of the Christ. Amen and Amen.


The following bills were introduced and read by title:

HB 2675, An act relating to sales taxation; exempting therefrom purchases made by
certain community service organizations; amending K.S.A. 79-3606 and repealing the exist-
ing section, by Representative Tanner.

HB 2676, An act relating to mobile and manufactured homes; providing for the dispo-
sition of valueless mobile and manufactured homes, by Committee on Judiciary.

HB 2677, An act concerning mediation; relating to the confidentiality thereof; amending
K.S.A. 75-4332 and K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 5-512, 23-605, 44-817, 60-452a and 72-5427 and
repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Judiciary.

HB 2678, An act relating to license plates; concerning the possession of certain distinctive
license plates; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 8-135 and 8-142 and repealing the existing
sections, by Representative Welshimer.

HB 2679, An act concerning retail electric bills to consumers; providing for disclosure
of certain components, by Committee on Utilities.

HB 2680, An act concerning the state corporation commission; relating to the executive
director thereof; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 74-629 and 74-630 and repealing the existing
sections, by Committee on Utilities.

HB 2681, An act concerning the Kansas healing arts act; actions against licensees; amend-
ing K.S.A. 65-2842 and K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 65-2836 and repealing the existing sections, by
Committee on Health and Human Services.

HB 2682, An act concerning dogs; requiring certain reports of bites, by Committee on


The following bills and resolutions were referred to committees as indicated:

Education: HB 2650, 2671.

Environment: HB 2673.

Governmental Organization and Elections: HB 2653, 2654, 2655, 2656, 2657, 2658,
2659, 2660, 2661, 2662, 2663, 2664, 2665, 2666.

Health and Human Services: HB 2669, 2670.

Judiciary: HB 2651, 2652, 2667, 2672.

Taxation: HB 2668; HCR 5033, 5034.

Tourism: HB 2674.


From William E. Lewis, Chairman, Pooled Money Investment Board, financial state-
ments relative to PMIB activities for fiscal year 1997.

The complete report is kept on file and open for inspection in the office of the Chief

On motion of Rep. Jennison, the House adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January
22, 1998.

                                                                                CHARLENE SWANSON, Journal Clerk.

JANET E. JONES, Cheif Clerk.