January 21, 1998
Journal of the Senate
Senate Chamber Topeka, Kansas
Wednesday, January 21, 1998--2:30 p.m.
The Senate was called to order by Vice-President Alicia Salisbury.
The roll was called with thirty-four senators present.
Senators Becker, Jones, Karr, Langworthy, Oleen, and Steineger were excused.
Vice-President Salisbury introduced as guest chaplain, Pastor Irving Jennings, Faith Fel-
lowship Church, Hanston, Kansas, who delivered the invocation:
Once again we invoke Your presence in this Senate chamber, and earnestly request
Your peace in the midst of the legislative storms.
Out of the cries for help and government intervention we need to hear Your clarion
voice of truth over the howling winds of opinion.
Exalt Your eternal Word as a standard for truth and virtue I pray. And give these
men and women a double portion of Your wisdom. Cause them to know Your
thoughts and feel Your heart for the people they represent.
Because of us, and if need be in spite of us, Your servants, establish Your kingdom
in hearts and lives all across this great state.
Let us not fail to give You thanks for Your provision and protection. You have
been so good to us.
And by all means, we plead for Your forgiveness when we get caught up in our
own agenda and miss Yours! And, Father, please empower us to forgive our col-
leagues and constituents when they do the same.
Deliver us from ourselves and the evil schemes and devices around us. Lead us
away from the corridors of compromise with virtue and integrity. Give us the courage
to stand for what is right.
May the memory of these Senators in generations to come reflect a love for God
and their fellowman.
For when we are but dust and archaeologists explore our remains, Your Kingdom
will stand, Your power will remain, and Your glory shine brighter still.
In Jesus Christ's Name
I Pray, Amen.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills were introduced and read by title:
SB 470, An act concerning consumer credit code; maximum finance charge on consumer
credit sales; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 16a-2-201 and repealing the existing section, by
Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance.
SB 471, An act concerning the practice of podiatry; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 65-
2002 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Public Health and Welfare.
SB 472, An act concerning limited liability companies; relating to formation; articles of
organization; dissolution; amending K.S.A. 17-7605, 17-7607 and 17-7622 and repealing the
existing sections, by Committee on Judiciary.
SB 473, An act concerning limited partnerships; relating to dissolution; amending K.S.A.
56-1a451 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Judiciary.
SB 474, An act concerning corporations; relating to filing of articles of incorporation and
other instruments; amending K.S.A. 17-6003 and repealing the existing section, by Com-
mittee on Judiciary.
SB 475, An act concerning the Kansas public employees retirement system; relating to
parole officers; amending K.S.A. 74-4914a and repealing the existing section, by Committee
on Ways and Means.
SB 476, An act repealing K.S.A. 82a-1369, 82a-1375 and 82a-1376; relating to acquisition
of certain water supply storage capacity, by Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
SB 477, An act concerning officers and employees of the Kansas water office; amending
K.S.A. 74-2614 and repealing the existing section; also repealing K.S.A. 74-2614a, by Com-
mittee on Energy and Natural Resources.
SB 478, An act repealing K.S.A. 74-2612, relating to the state water resources board, by
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
SB 479, An act concerning campaign finance; relating to certain political committees, by
SB 480, An act changing the name of the Kansas commission ongovernmental standards
and conduct; amending K.S.A. 25-4119a, 25-4119e, 25-4180, 46-246a, 46-253, 46-280, 46-
288, 75-4302a and 75-4303a and K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 25-4119f, 25-4143, 25-4145, 25-4152,
25-4181, 25-4186, 46-237 and 46-265 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on
Elections and Local Government.
SB 481, An act concerning school district finance; affecting the determination of low
enrollment weighting; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 72-6412 and repealing the existing sec-
tion, by Committee on Education.
REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills were referred to Committees as indicated:
Assessment and Taxation: SB 466.
Education: SB 468.
Elections and Local Government: SB 469; HB 2545, 2548, 2554, 2556, 2557, 2565,
2566, 2567, 2595.
Federal and State Affairs: SB 460.
Financial Institutions & Insurance: SB 461, 462, 463.
Public Health and Welfare: SB 467.
Ways and Means: SB 464, 465.
REFERRAL OF APPOINTMENTS
The following appointments made by the Governor and submitted to the senate for con-
firmation, were referred to Committees as indicated:
Kansas Commission on Human Rights:
Robert A. Wesley, effective upon the date of confirmation by the Senate to serve a
four-year term ending January 15, 2002
(Federal and State Affairs)
Kansas Lottery Commission:
Paul M. Steele, effective upon the date of confirmation by the Senate to serve a four-
year term ending March 15, 2002
(Federal and State Affairs)
Kansas Parole Board:
Marilyn Scafe, effective upon the date of confirmation by the Senate to serve a four-year
term ending January 15, 2002
Kansas Board of Regents:
Murray D. Lull, effective upon the date of confirmation by the Senate to serve a four-
year term ending January 15, 2002
Kansas Department of Credit Unions:
Jerel L. Wright, effective upon the date of confirmation by the Senate to serve a four-
year term ending November 30, 2001
(Financial Institutions and Insurance)
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE
Announcing rejection of SB 71, 118, 151, 154; House Substitute for SB 168; SB 174,
238, 292, 383.
Also, rejection of SCR 1604, 1612.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Committee on Public Health and Welfare recommends SB 127, 128, 202 be not
On motion of Senator Emert the Senate adjourned until 2:30 p.m., Thursday, January
HELEN A. MORELAND, Journal Clerk.
PAT SAVILLE, Secretary of the Senate.