The House met pursuant to adjournment with Speaker pro tem Mays in the chair.
The roll was called with 120 members present.
Reps. Judy Morrison and E. Peterson were excused on verified illness.
Reps. Glasscock, Kirk and Ruff were excused on excused absence by the Speaker.
Prayer by Chaplain Svoboda:
As we enter into this legislative session full-force
Help us to remember your presence in our midst.
As we face difficult decisions early on
Help us to remember the least fortunate ones of our state.
And as we weigh our options
Help us to have the strength to make the right decisions.
In Jesus name,
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Rep. McKechnie.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills were introduced and read by title:
HB 2613, An act providing for tax credits for certain anatomical donations, by Repre-
HB 2614, An act concerning crimes and punishment; relating to eavesdropping; amend-
ing K.S.A. 21-4001 and repealing the existing section, by Representative Campbell.
HB 2615, An act amending the safety belt use act; concerning violations thereof; amend-
ing K.S.A. 8-2503 and 8-2504 and repealing the existing sections, by Representative Huff.
REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills and resolutions were referred to committees as indicated:
Appropriations: HB 2609, 2610.
Committee of the Whole: HB 2607.
Insurance: HB 2611.
Rules and Journal: HR 6003.
Taxation: HB 2608.
Kansas 2000 Select: HB 2612.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS
From Richard E. Beyer, Secretary, Department of Human Resources, Report to the
Legislature, Solvency and Adequacy Federal Employment Security Trust Fund Kansas Ac-
count, January 2000.
From Sharon Huffman, Legislative Liaison, Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns,
Department of Human Resources, Annual Report, Fiscal Year 1999.
The complete reports are kept on file and open for inspection in the office of the Chief
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
Announcing adoption of HCR 5048, a concurrent resolution relating to a committee to
wait upon the Governor and advise him the 2000 session of the Legislature is duly organized
and ready to receive communication.
Also, announcing the appointment of Senators Becker and Stephens as Senate members
of the committee to wait upon the Governor.
Also, adoption of HCR 5049, a concurrent resolution providing for a joint session of the
Senate and House of Representatives for the purpose of hearing a message from the
The Senate announces the appointment of Senator Steffes and Barone to escort the
Governor and Senators Umbarger and Gilstrap to escort the Lt. Governor. Also, Senators
Donovan and Petty to escort the Supreme Court.
COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT CHANGES
Speaker pro tem Mays announced the following changes in committee assignments for
the 2000 session:
Rep. Bethell is appointed to Joint Committee on Health Care Reform Legislative
Rep. Adkins is appointed to replace Rep. Allen on the Education and Legislative Budget
Rep. Allen is appointed to replace Rep. Adkins on the Social Services Budget Committee.
On motion of Rep. Weber, the House adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January