January 13, 1999
Journal of the House
|Hall of the House of Represenatitives|
The House met pursuant to adjournment with Speaker pro tem Mays in the chair.
|Topeka, KS, Wednesday, January 13, 1999, 11:00 a.m.|
The roll was called with 122 members present.
Reps. Empson, Morrison and Rep.-elect Kuether were excused on excused absence by
Prayer by Chaplain Svoboda:
We ask you this morning to bless our work
Help us uncover the issues before us
Engage in the debates that face us
and have the courage to do what is needed.
We ask you to strengthen us today.
We miss Annie's presence with us here,
strengthen her as she mourns the loss of John.
And give us courage, as well
so that we live each day to the fullest.
Give us grace as we relate to each other
that we might treat one another with kindness
yet respect one another enough to speak the truth.
In God's Name we pray.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills were introduced and read by title:
HB 2028, An act concerning wildlife; providing for permits for and regulation of impor-
tation and possession of certain snakes; amending K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 32-988 and repealing
the existing section, by Representative Sloan.
HB 2029, An act concerning retail electric and natural gas service; providing for com-
petition under certain conditions, by Committee on Utilities.
HB 2030, An act relating to income taxation; allowing a credit therefrom for certain
motor vehicle taxes, by Representatives Powell, Palmer and Sharp.
HB 2031, An act concerning a state fish, by Representative P. Long.
REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills and resolutions were referred to committees as indicated:
Appropriations: HB 2027.
Governmental Organization and Elections: HB 2022.
Local Government: HB 2023.
Utilities: HB 2024, 2025, 2026.
CHANGE OF REFERENCE
Speaker pro tem Mays announced the withdrawal of HB 2013 from Committee on Tax-
ation and referral to Committee on Federal and State Affairs.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS
From Dan Stanley, Secretary of Administration, in accordance with K.S.A. 75-37,110,
1998 Report of the Employee Award Board, January 11, 1999.
From Helen J. Pedigo, Deputy Legal Counsel, and Albert Murray, Commissioner, State
of Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority, Blueprint for the Future, The First Year: Annual Re-
port, Fiscal Year 98.
From Meredith Williams, Executive Secretary, Kansas Public Employees Retirement
System, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Fiscal Year ended June 30, 1998.
From Terry D. Bernatis, Health Benefits Administrator, Kansas State Employees Health
Care Commission Annual Report, 1998 Plan Year.
From the Office of Judicial Administration, The Kansas Supreme Court Annual Report,
1997-1998 Fiscal Year.
The complete reports are kept on file and open for inspection in the office of the Chief
On motion of Rep. Glasscock, the House adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January
CHARLENE SWANSON, Journal Clerk.
JANET E. JONES, Chief Clerk.