January 19, 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, Tuesday, January 19, 1999, 11:00 a.m.|
The roll was called with 120 members present.
Reps. Crow, Phil Kline, Toplikar and Weber were excused on legislative business.
Rep. Horst was excused on excused absence by the Speaker.
Prayer by Chaplain Svoboda:
A moment of silence was observed in memory of Arden Dierdorff, a member of the
House from 1960-1981.
We regather here today after a day of rest
in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Although we rest to honor him,
he worked to teach us honor.
He began to loosen our shackles of racism--
but his dream is still far from reality.
Grant us the honesty and courage
to face the racism within each of us
and within the institutions to which we belong
so that this man's dream
may one day be our reality.
May your spirit be among us now and always.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS
Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius submitted the following:
OATH OF OFFICE
State of Kansas, County of Shawnee, ss:
I do solemnly swear, or affirm, that I will support the Constitution of the United States,
and the Constitution of the State of Kansas, and will faithfully discharge the duties of the
office of State Representative for the 55th District. So help me God.
Subscribed and Sworn to, or Affirmed, before me this 15th day of January, 1999.
Kansas Insurance Commissioner
The House is now organized with 125 members sworn in.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills were introduced and read by title:
HB 2043, An act concerning certain rural water districts; prohibiting certain charges, by
HB 2044, An act concerning Haskell Indian nations university; providing for credit hour
state aid and out-district state aid, by Representatives Sloan, Ballard, Findley, Flower and
HB 2045, An act concerning underground storage of natural gas; amending K.S.A. 55-
1201, 55-1204, 55-1205 and 55-1210 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on
REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills and resolutions were referred to committees as indicated:
Agriculture: HB 2042.
Judiciary: HB 2041.
Local Government: HB 2040.
Taxation: HB 2039.
CHANGE OF REFERENCE
Speaker pro tem Mays announced the withdrawal of HB 2023 from Committee on Local
Government and referral to Committee on Utilities.
Also, the withdrawal of HCR 5005 from Committee on Judiciary and referral to Com-
mittee on Agriculture.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS
From the Kansas Legislative Research Department, supplement to Committee Reports
to the 1999 Kansas Legislature containing the following reports: Special Committee on Rail
Transportation, Special Committee on Information Management, Joint Committee on Chil-
dren's Issues, Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight, and Task
Force on Mental Health Services.
The complete report is kept on file and open for inspection in the office of the ChiefClerk.
REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
Your Committee on Calendar and Printing recommends on requests for resolutions
and certificates that
Request No. 1, by Representative Sloan, congratulating Chase Bradbury Anderson for
achieving Eagle Scout;
Request No. 2, by Representative Sloan, congratulating Suzanne L. Collins for herout-
standing wildlife photographs, her professional image collection of amphibians and reptiles,
and the numerous books she has co-authored;
Request No. 3, by Representative Feuerborn, congratulating Alice Shroeder on her 102nd
Request No. 4, by Representative Feuerborn, congratulating Adelia Lizer on her 104th
Request No. 5, by Representative Feuerborn, congratulating Will Warren on his 106th
Request No. 6, by Representative Feuerborn, congratulating Agnes Buckman on her
Request No. 7, by Representative Pottorff, congratulating the Crown Uptown, which
opened on July 16, 1928, on its 70th anniversary;
Request No. 8, by Representative Sloan, congratulating Justin L. Graham on achieving
be approved and the Chief Clerk of the House be directed to order the printing of said
certificates and order drafting of said resolutions.
On motion of Rep. Glasscock, the committee report was adopted.
On motion of Rep. Glasscock, the House adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January
CHARLENE SWANSON, Journal Clerk.
JANET E. JONES, Chief Clerk.