January 20, 1998
Journal of the Senate
Senate Chamber Topeka, Kansas
Tuesday, January 20, 1998--2:30 p.m.
The Senate was called to order by President Dick Bond.
The roll was called with thirty-nine senators present.
Senator Langworthy was excused.
Invocation by Chaplain Fred S. Hollomon:
Yesterday we observed the birthday anniversary of a man whose non-violent protest
against racial discrimination revolutionized our country.
As a Baptist preacher, Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke from an understanding of Your
word as spoken by Moses (Deuteronomy 10:17), Jehoshaphat (II Chronicles 19:7),
James (James 2:1), and the apostles Peter (Acts 11:34) and Paul (Romans 2:11) who
said that God shows no partiality, no favoritism, and does not judge by outward
appearance. He was also familiar with the conduct of Your Son Who went out of His
way to minister to the discriminated.
Laws were passed which forced people to change their official treatment of other
races. But laws seldom change minds, and cannot change hearts.
O God, help us not only to obey your commandments but to love your command-
ments and to love one another regardless of the color of our skin.
Draw us closer to You, Lord,
As sisters and as brothers;
For the closer we get to You, O God,
The closer we get to each other.
I pray in the Name of Christ,
President Bond introduced as guest of the Senate, Ambassador Munyaradzi S. Kajese,
Chief of Protocol, Zimbabwe.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills were introduced and read by title:
SB 460, An act concerning corrections; relating to the placement of offenders; amending
K.S.A. 75-5206 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Federal and State
SB 461, An act concerning accident and health insurance; mandatory offer of maternity
benefits; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 40-2,102 and repealing the existing section, by Com-
mittee on Financial Institutions and Insurance.
SB 462, An act concerning the uniform consumer credit code relating to definitions of
certain terms; amending K.S.A. 16a-2-309 and K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 16a-1-301 and repealing
the existing sections, by Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance.
SB 463, An act concerning insurance companies; regarding the privacy of medical re-
cords; health information privacy act, by Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance.
SB 464, An act concerning the composition of the joint committee on special claims
against the state; amending K.S.A. 46-912 and repealing the existing section, by Joint Com-
mittee on Special Claims Against the State.
SB 465, An act concerning canceled state warrants; amending K.S.A. 46-921 and re-
pealing the existing section, by Joint Committee on Special Claims Against the State.
SB 466, An act relating to sales taxation; exempting labor services used in conjunction
with remodeling of buildings and facilities; 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 467, An act concerning the behavioral sciences regulatory board; relating to psychol-
ogists and masters level psychologists; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 74-5311 and 74-5363
and repealing the existing sections, by Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and
SB 468, An act enacting the Kansas autism information act, by Committee on Education.
SB 469, An act concerning sheriffs; relating to uniforms; amending K.S.A. 19-824 and
repealing the existing section, by Committee on Elections and Local Government.
REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills were referred to Committees as indicated:
Education: SB 458, 459.
Elections and Local Government: SB 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455.
Financial Institutions & Insurance: SB 457.
Ways and Means: SB 456.
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR
January 16, 1998
To the Senate of the State of Kansas:
Submitted herewith for confirmation by the Senate are appointments made by me as
Governor of the State of Kansas as of January 16, 1998, pursuant to law.
Member, Kansas Commission on Human Rights, Robert A. Wesley, pursuant to the authority
vested in me by K.S.A. 44-1003, effective upon the date of confirmation by the Senate to
serve a four-year term ending January 15, 2002.
Member, Kansas Lottery Commission, Paul M. Steele, pursuant to the authority vested in
me by K.S.A. 74-8709, effective upon the date of confirmation by the Senate to serve a four-
year term ending March 15, 2002.
Member, Kansas Parole Board, Marilyn Scafe, pursuant to the authority vested in me by
K.S.A. 22-3707 et. seq., effective upon the date of confirmation by the Senate to serve a
four-year term ending January 15, 2002.
Member, Kansas Board of Regents, Murray D. Lull, pursuant to the authority vested in me
by K.S.A. 74-3201, effective upon the date of confirmation by the Senate to serve a four-
year term ending January 15, 2002.
Administrator, Kansas Department of Credit Unions, Jerel L. Wright, pursuant to the au-
thority vested in me by K.S.A. 17-2233, effective upon the date of confirmation by the
Senate to serve a four-year term ending November 30, 2001.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS
DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE & PARKS
January 15, 1998
Pursuant to statutory requirements included in K.S.A. 32-844 and K.S.A. 845, Steven A.
Williams, Secretary of Wildlife and Parks, submitted the Land Acquisition and Lease Re-
The President announced the above report is on file in the office of the Secretary of the
Senate and is available for review at any time.
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE
Announcing passage of HB 2545, 2548, 2554, 2556, 2557, 2565, 2566, 2567 and
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
HB 2545, 2548, 2554, 2556, 2557, 2565, 2566, 2567 and 2595 were thereupon in-
troduced and read by title.
REPORT ON ENROLLED BILLS
SR 1804, 1805 reported correctly enrolled, properly signed and presented to the Sec-
retary of the Senate on January 20, 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.