The Senate was called to order by Vice-President Alicia Salisbury.
The roll was called with forty senators present.
Invocation by Chaplain Fred S. Hollomon:
The things we tend to worry about
Seem important at the time
We worry about the budget . . . . . .
Trying to account for every dime.
We take such pains to look just right
And keep up with the styles;
And we really go bananas
If someone messes with our files.
One gray hair will drive us crazy
And if the meal is not on time,
You'd think the waiter or the chef
Had committed a grievous crime!
Then something happens we didn't expect
We see an empty chair.
Someone who was close to us
Suddenly isn't there.
And just as suddenly we find ourselves
With a different view of life
And it occurs to us that it can happen
to our husband or wife.
Help us, Lord, not have to wait
Till tragedy comes our way,
To keep life in perspective
Every moment of each day.
I pray in the Name of Christ,
Guests of Senator Oleen were pages, Florian Hanne, Gravenwiesbach, Germany, and
Martin Zovic, Bratislava, Slovakia.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills were introduced and read by title:
SB 504, An act concerning the department of wildlife and parks; amending K.S.A. 32-
806 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
SB 505, An act repealing K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 74-50,164; concerning the agriculture prod-
ucts development division in the department of commerce and housing, by Committee on
SB 506, An act concerning prearranged funeral agreements, contracts and plans; amend-
ing K.S.A. 16-303 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Public Health and
SB 507, An act concerning the state board of pharmacy; relating to grounds for discipli-
nary actions; concerning civil fines; licensure; amending K.S.A. 65-1627f, 65-1632 and 65-
1645 and K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 65-1627 and 65-1658 and repealing the existing sections, by
Committee on Public Health and Welfare.
SB 508, An act relating to automatic external defibrillators; authorizing use by certain
persons; requiring training and activation of the emergency medical services system upon
use of a defibrillator; encouraging certain persons and entities to register a defibrillator;
providing immunity from liability for certain persons, by Committee on Public Health and
SB 509, An act relating to accident and health insurance; providing coverage for durable
medical equipment; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 40-19c09 and repealing the existing sec-
tion; also repealing K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 40-1909, by Committee on Financial Institutions and
SB 510, An act concerning the state educational institutions; relating to residence of
students for fee purposes; amending K.S.A. 76-729 and repealing the existing section, by
Committee on Education.
SB 511, An act authorizing boards of education of school districts to establish and main-
tain charter schools; also repealing K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 72-1903, 72-1904, 72-1905, 72-1906,
72-1907, 72-1908, 72-1909 and 72-1910, by Committee on Education.
SB 512, An act concerning the Kansas public employees retirement system; relating to
the retirement system for judges; purchase of service credit for certain military service, by
SB 513, An act concerning public officers and employees; relating to the legal represen-
tation thereof before grand juries and inquisitions; amending K.S.A. 75-4360 and 75-6108
and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Judiciary.
SB 514, An act concerning district attorneys; relating to salary; amending K.S.A. 22a-105
and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Judiciary.
SB 515, An act concerning procedures for the issuance of subpoenas by the secretary of
corrections; amending K.S.A. 75-5251 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on
SB 516, An act concerning crimes, punishment and criminal procedure; relating to con-
servation camps; amending K.S.A. 75-52,127 and K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 21-4603 and 21-4603d
and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Judiciary.
SB 517, An act concerning jurors; relating to juror questionnaires; amending K.S.A. 43-
161 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Judiciary.
SB 518, An act concerning the Kansas consumer protection act; relating to the disposal
of surplus property; amending K.S.A. 50-635 and repealing the existing section, by Com-
mittee on Judiciary.
SB 519, An act concerning crimes, criminal procedure and punishment; relating to re-
covery of costs and expenses in apprehension of escaped defendants; rewards for capture
of escaped inmates; amending K.S.A. 75-5222 and K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 21-4603d and re-
pealing the existing sections, by Committee on Judiciary.
SB 520, An act concerning crimes and punishment; relating to unlawful sexual relations;
amending K.S.A. 21-3520 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Judiciary.
REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills were referred to Committees as indicated:
Commerce: SB 503.
Utilities: SB 502.
Ways and Means: SB 501.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Office of the Secretary
January 21, 1998
Charles E. Simmons, Secretary, Department of Corrections, submitted the 1998 edition
of the Corrections Briefing Report.
KANSAS WATER OFFICE
January 23, 1998
Director, Kansas Water Office, Al Le Doux, submitted the Report on Recommended
Direction of Activities Under the Kansas Water Plan, in fulfillment of the directive from
the 1997 Legislature to prepare a report on the ``overall direction of programs and activities
funded from the state water plan fund.''
The Vice-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.
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE
Announcing passage of HB 2639, 2645.
Also, adoption of HCR 5038.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
HB 2639, 2645; HCR 5038 were thereupon introduced and read by title.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Committee on Ways and Means recommends SB 399 be amended on page 4, in line
1, by striking all after ``(j)''; by striking all in lines 2 through 4 and inserting in lieu thereof:
``No person who is in the custody of the secretary of corrections and who provides services,
under direct supervision, in nonpatient areas, on the grounds or other areas designated by
the superintendent of the Kansas soldiers' home, the Kansas veterans' home, Larned state
hospital or Osawatomie state hospital shall be subject to the provisions of this section while
providing such services.''; and the bill be passed as amended.
On motion of Senator Emert the Senate adjourned until 2:30 p.m., Wednesday January