The Senate was called to order by Vice-President Alicia Salisbury.
The roll was called with thirty-nine senators present.
Senator Bleeker was excused.
Invocation by Chaplain Fred S. Hollomon:
Remind us of the surprising ways in which You bless us:
When someone else enjoys success
And I join the celebration;
Even though I'm not the winner
You send me congratulations!
When someone's hurt me deeply,
But I manage to forgive;
I can almost hear You saying,
``Now you're learning how to live.''
When I cannot understand
Why folks get mad at me;
When I treat them kindly
I know I'm pleasing Thee.
When others raise their voices
And tempers start to flare;
When I can keep my cool, O God,
I sense You smiling there.
When my job has been completed,
And I've really done my best;
I'll let others take the credit,
But I'm the one who's blessed.
When all the world is screaming
``It's time to make them pay!''
Thank you, Lord, for teaching us
There is a better way.
I pray in the Name of Christ,
REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bill was referred to Committee as indicated:
Federal and State Affairs: SB 682
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR
SB 256, 476, 477 approved on March 4, 1998.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Kansas Forest Service
February 27, 1998
Ray Aslin, State Forester, submitted The Kansas Forest Service (KFS) annual report
summarizing 1997 statewide accomplishments.
KANSAS SUPREME COURT
Office of Judicial Administration
February 27, 1998
Pursuant to K.S.A. 8-1008(e), the office of Judicial Administration submitted the 1997
annual report of Alcohol Drug Safety Action Program.
The President announced the above reports are on file in the office of the Secretary of
the Senate and available for review at any time.
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE
Announcing passage of HB 2792, 2877, 2970.
Also, adoption of HCR 5029.
Passage of SB 300.
The House concurs in Senate amendments to HB 2289.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
HB 2792, 2877, 2970; HCR 5029 were thereupon introduced and read by title.
REPORT ON ENROLLED BILLS
SR 1821, 1823, 1824 reported correctly enrolled, properly signed and presented to the
Secretary of the Senate on March 4, 1998.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
Correct the Journal of the Senate for Friday, February 27, 1998, on page 1038, under
the heading of REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS, to
show HB 2933 was referred to the Committee on Commerce.
On motion of Senator Emert the Senate adjourned until 2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 5,