January 12, 2000
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 12, 2000, 11:00 a.m.|
The roll was called with 121 members present.
Reps. Judy Morrison and E. Peterson were excused on verified illness.
Reps. Horst and Ruff were excused on excused absence by the Speaker.
Prayer by Chaplain Svoboda:
All good things that we have come from you -
Our loved ones
And this satisfying work.
Help us to remember
that we are not sufficient in and of ourselves,
But that we are only completed
By You and our community.
Guide our minds
to be of your Mind,
and our ways
to be your Ways.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Rep. Lightner.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills and concurrent resolution were introduced and read by title:
HB 2616, An act establishing a center of excellence on sustainable agriculture and al-
ternative crops at Kansas state university, by Special Committee on Agriculture.
HB 2617, An act relating to income taxation; providing a credit therefrom for certain
investments in certain agricultural cooperatives, by Special Committee on Agriculture.
HB 2618, An act concerning workers compensation; relating to retirement benefit offsets;
amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 44-501 and repealing the existing section, by Representatives
Swenson and Dean.
HB 2619, An act regulating traffic; concerning forfeiture of motor vehicle for certain
violations; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 8-1568 and repealing the existing section, by Rep-
HB 2620, An act relating to property taxation; concerning property valuation appeals
procedures; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 74-2433f and 79-1606 and repealing the existing
sections, by Representative Sloan.
HB 2621, An act relating to property tax; concerning notification of county treasurers of
real estate mortgage obligation satisfaction; amending K.S.A. 79-2001 and repealing the
existing section, by Representatives Sloan and Findley.
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 5050--
By Special Committee on Agriculture
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging Congress to pass legislation allowing state-in-
spected meat and meat products to be shipped interstate; to pass legislation increasing
the number of poultry to be slaughtered.
WHEREAS, All regulations for state inspected commercial meat plants must be equal
to or more strict than the federal regulations; and
WHEREAS, Since state inspected meat and meat products must be equal to the federal
regulations, meat and meat products should be allowed to be shipped across state lines; and
WHEREAS, Currently, annually, only 1,000 poultry may be slaughtered at home and
offered for sale to the consumer; and
WHEREAS, To meet current consumer demand, such number should be increased to
5,000: Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Kansas, the Senate concurring
therein: That Congress pass legislation allowing state-inspected meat and meat products
to be shipped interstate; and
Be it further resolved: That Congress pass legislation increasing the number of poultry
to be slaughtered at home from 1,000 to 5,000; and
Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send enrolled copies
of this resolution to the President of the United States; the Vice-President of the United
States; Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the United State Senate; the Speaker,
Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives; the
Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture; and to each member of the
Kansas Congressional Delegation.
REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills and resolutions were referred to committees as indicated:
Judiciary: HB 2614.
Taxation: HB 2613.
Transportation: HB 2615.
CHANGE OF REFERENCE
Speaker pro tem Mays announced the withdrawal of HB 2385 from Committee on Gov-
ernmental Organization and Elections and referral to Committee on Appropriations.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS
From E. Dean Carlson, Secretary, Kansas Department of Transportation, Annual Report,
From Delich, Roth & Goodwillie P.A., Engineers, Design Review and Traffic Study of
Highway K-96, KDOT Project No. 96-106K-7834-01, December 1999.
From Terry C. Weber, P.E., Project Manager, HNTB Architects Engineers Planners,
US-54/US-69 Discovery Phase Hydrology & Hydraulic Analysis of the Marmaton River
Floodplain, KDOT Project 54-06 K-7396-01, January 2000.
From M.L. Korphage, Director, Kansas Corporation Commission, Remediation Site
Status Report, January 2000.
From M.L. Korphage, Director, Kansas Corporation Commission, Abandoned Oil & Gas
Well Status Report, January 2000.
The complete reports are kept on file and open for inspection in the office of the Chief
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
Announcing passage of SB 403.
INTRODUCTION OF SENATE BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following Senate bill was thereupon introduced and read by title:
INTRODUCTION OF ORIGINAL MOTIONS
On motion of Rep. Glasscock, in accordance with House Rule 2307, the following bills
were stricken from the calendar:
HB 2317; 2508; SB 31, 56; Sub. SB 80; SB 129, 131; H. Sub. for SB 156; SB 252.
Also, on motion of Rep. Glasscock, in accordance with House Rule 2306, SB 244 was
withdrawn from Committee of the Whole and referred to Committee on Appropriations.
Upon unanimous consent, the House referred back to the regular order of business,
Introduction of Bills and Concurrent Resolutions.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills were thereupon introduced and read by title:
HB 2622, An act authorizing establishment of the Northeast Kansas technical college,
by Representatives Henry, Cox, Crow, Flower, Hutchins, Larkin, Schwartz, Weiland and
HB 2623, An act concerning crimes and punishment; relating to the criminal use of
weapons; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 21-4201 and repealing the existing section, by Rep-
On motion of Rep. Glasscock, the House adjourned until 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January
CHARLENE SWANSON, Journal Clerk.
JANET E. JONES, Chief Clerk.