January 13, 1998
Journal of the Senate
SECOND DAY______Senate Chamber Topeka, Kansas
Tuesday, January 13, 1998--2:30 p.m.
The Senate was called to order by President Dick Bond.
The roll was called with forty senators present.
Invocation by Chaplain Fred S. Hollomon:
As we face a new session with all of its challenges and roller coaster days, I am
reminded that one of our poets once said there are only two kinds of people. Not
the rich and the poor. Not the happy and the sad. She went ahead to explain:
`` The kind of people that I mean
Are those who lift and those who lean.''
I understand what the poet was saying, and I agree to a certain extent. . . . . .
It's true if I could have one gift,
It would be to give some folks a lift.
I don't have to be known as strong;
I don't have to be known as swift.
But I would like to be known as one
Who sometimes gave some folks a lift.
However . . . .
There are times when the road is rough
And the days are long and mean,
That I start looking for someone
Who'll give me a shoulder on which to lean.
And it's You I have to thank, O God,
For You're always there it seems
To send someone to be my friend
And give me a shoulder on which to lean.
I pray in Jesus' Name,
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills were introduced and read by title:
SB 415, An act relating to sales taxation; concerning the rate imposed upon sales of food
for human consumption; amending K.S.A. 79-3603 and repealing the existing section, by
Senators Hensley, Barone, Biggs, Downey, Feleciano, Gilstrap, Gooch, Goodwin, Jones,
Karr, Lee, Petty and Steineger.
SB 416, An act concerning economic development; expanding the availability of certain
investment incentives; amending K.S.A. 79-32,153, 79-32,154 and 79-32,160a and K.S.A.
1997 Supp. 74-50,114 and 74-50,132 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on
SB 417, An act relating to drivers' licenses; concerning certain restrictions; amending
K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 8-237, 8-239 and 8-296 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee
on Transportation and Tourism.
SB 418, An act relating to the taxation of motor vehicle fuels; concerning the filing of
certain reports; providing for a motor fuel tax credit; amending K.S.A. 79-3464c and re-
pealing the existing section, by Committee on Assessment and Taxation.
SB 419, An act relating to income taxation; concerning delinquent tax accounts; amending
K.S.A. 79-3228 and 79-3233i and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Assess-
ment and Taxation.
SB 420, An act relating to inheritance taxation; updating references to the federal internal
revenue code; amending K.S.A. 79-1542 and repealing the existing section, by Committee
on Assessment and Taxation.
SB 421, An act concerning the taxation of motor vehicle fuels; imposing incidence of tax
on the distributor; amending K.S.A. 79-3407, 79-3408, 79-3408c, 79-3409 and 79-3412 and
repealing the existing sections; alsorepealing K.S.A. 79-3408g, by Committee on Assessment
SB 422, An act concerning property insurance; cancellation or nonrenewal of coverage,
by Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance.
SB 423, An act concerning the health care provider insurance availability act; relating to
certain employees of the health care stabilization fund; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 40-
3403 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Financial Institutions and
SB 424, An act relating to Kansas insurance coverage for kids; secretary of social and
rehabilitation services' duties, by Joint Committee on Health Care Reform.
SB 425, An act concerning hospitals; critical access hospitals and rural health networks;
amending K.S.A. 65-468, 65-470, 65-471, 65-473 and 65-474 and K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 65-425
and repealing the existing sections, by Health Care Reform Legislative Oversight
SB 426, An act concerning employees of the department of insurance; salaries; amending
K.S.A. 40-110 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Financial Institutions
REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills were referred to Committees as indicated:
Agriculture: SB 414.
Judiciary: SB 413.
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR
January 8, 1998
Message to the Senate of the State of Kansas:
Enclosed herewith is Executive Directive No. 98-266 for your information.
The President announced Executive Directive No 98-266, Authorizing Certain Expend-
itures and Authorizing Certain Personnel Transactions, is on file in the office of the Secretary
of the Senate and available forreview at any time.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE & HOUSING
January 12, 1998
On behalf of the committee James T. Janousek, Kansas Department of Commerce &
Housing, in conjunction with the Kansas Biological Survey, Kansas Geological Survey, Kan-
sas Department of Wildlife and Parks, and the Kansas Water Office, submitted a report as
required by the 1996 legislature in Section 78 of Senate Bill 757, on the Kansas River
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
January 12, 1998
Secretary of Administration, Dan Stanley, as required in K.S.A. 75-37,110, submitted a
report on activities of the Employee Award Board.
KANSAS RURAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
January 12, 1998
Steven G. Bittel, Executive Director, submitted a copy of the 1997 Kansas Rural Devel-
opment Council's Annual Report.
The President announced the above reports are on file in the office of the Secretary of
the Senate and are available for review at any time.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance recommends SB 47, 64, 377,
381 be not passed.
Committee on Transportation and Tourism recommends SB 138; HB 2243, 2280
be not passed.
REPORT ON ENROLLED BILLS
SR 1802, 1803 reported correctly enrolled, properly signed and presented to the Secretary
of the Senate on January 13, 1998.
On motion of Senator Emert the Senate adjourned until 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, January
HELEN A. MORELAND, Journal Clerk.
PAT SAVILLE, Secretary of the Senate.