January 19, 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 19, 2000, 11:00 a.m.|
The roll was called with 124 members present.
Rep. E. Peterson was excused on verified illness.
Prayer by Chaplain Svoboda:
Help us to do the work we have been given
with patience and dignity.
Guide our minds
to be attentive to our chores today
so that tomorrow we might look back
and be proud of what we have accomplished.
Be with us this day in all our pursuits:
and our lives as we lead them. Amen.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Rep. Alldritt.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills and concurrent resolution were introduced and read by title:
HB 2640, An act amending the Kansas automobile injury reparations act; amending
K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 40-3118 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Govern-
mental Organization and Elections.
HB 2641, An act regulating traffic; concerning the passing of stopped authorized emer-
gency vehicles; amending K.S.A. 8-1530 and K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 8-2118 and repealing the
existing sections, by Committee on Transportation.
HB 2642, An act relating to drivers' licenses; concerning the reporting of persons with
mental or physical conditions; penalty; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 8-255c and repealing
the existing section, by Committee on Transportation.
HB 2643, An act regulating traffic; concerning the width of certain loads on vehicles;
amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 8-1902 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on
HB 2644, An act relating to public safety; concerning restrictions on the placement and
erection of towers and antennas used for amateur radio communications, by Representative
HB 2645, An act concerning retirement; relating to members of the legislature; deferred
compensation; amending K.S.A. 74-4991, 74-4993, 74-4994 and 74-4995 and K.S.A. 1999
Supp. 74-4911, 74-4911f and 74-4992 and repealing the existing sections, by Representative
HB 2646, An act concerning cities and counties; relating to planning and zoning; amend-
ing K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 12-757 and repealing the existing sections, by Representatives Glas-
scock and Jenkins, Campbell and Rehorn.
HB 2647, An act concerning consumer credit insurance; relating to prohibiting the fi-
nancing of credit insurance in certain home loans, by Committee on Insurance.
HB 2648, An act concerning unclaimed property; relating to canceled state warrants;
amending K.S.A. 10-812, 46-925, 58-3955 and 58-3968 and K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 10-811, 46-
913, 46-924, 58-3935 and 58-3952 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A.
46-921, by Committee on Insurance.
HB 2649, An act concerning insurance; relating to property insurance; cancellation or
nonrenewal of coverage, by Committee on Insurance.
HB 2650, An act relating to insurance; concerning rate filings; amending K.S.A. 1999
Supp. 40-216 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Insurance.
HB 2651, An act concerning insurance; relating to examination related expenses; amend-
ing K.S.A. 40-223 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Insurance.
HB 2652, An act concerning insurance; relating to life insurance company investments;
financial futures contracts; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 40-2b25 and repealing the existing
section, by Committee on Insurance.
HB 2653, An act concerning crimes and punishments; creating the crime of unlawful
sale of tickets of admission and prescribing the penalty therefor, by Committee on Federal
and State Affairs.
HB 2654, An act concerning private investigators; relating to firearms; amending K.S.A.
1999 Supp. 75-7b17 and repealing the existing section, by Representatives Huff and Ruff.
HB 2655, An act concerning the Kansas postsecondary education savings program;
amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 75-643, 75-646 and 79-32,117 and repealing the existing sec-
tions, by Committee on Education.
HB 2656, An act concerning elections; relating to campaign finance; amending K.S.A.
25-4142 and 25-4157 and K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 25-4143, 25-4148 and 25-4157a and repealing
the existing sections, by Committee on Governmental Organization and Elections.
HB 2657, An act concerning electric transmission lines; relating to certain hearings;
amending K.S.A. 66-1,178 and 66-1,179 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee
HB 2658, An act concerning public water supply systems; concerning regulation and
related fees; providing exemptions from certain fees and taxes; amending K.S.A. 65-156 and
K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 65-163 and 79-3606 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee
HB 2659, An act concerning public wholesale water supply districts; relating to the
powers and duties thereof; amending K.S.A. 19-3545 and 19-3552 and repealing the existing
sections, by Committee on Environment.
HB 2660, An act concerning certain claims against the state, making appropriations,
authorizing certain transfers, imposing certain restrictions and limitations, and directing or
authorizing certain disbursements, procedures and acts incidental to the foregoing, by Joint
Committee on Special Claims Against the State.
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 5053--
By Committee on Environment
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Kansas Department of Transportation to
develop and implement a system for the inventorying and replanting of trees, shrubs,
flowers and grasses as a part of all highway projects.
WHEREAS, The Kansas Department of Transportation during highway projects rou-
tinely and without accountability destroys Kansas native hardwood trees, deciduous trees,
shrubs, flowers and grasses; and
WHEREAS, Such destruction has taken place and is taking place in the eastern half of
Kansas on United States highway 24 east of Tonganoxie, United States highway 75 north of
Topeka to Holton, United States highway 24 west of Wamego, the Oakland Expressway just
northeast of Topeka with additional destruction planned for a linkup with the Kansas Turn-
pike, Interstate highway 435 on Kansas City's west side, United States highway 50 west of
Emporia all the way to Newton, United States highway 75 north of Independence, Kansas
highway 92 west of Oskaloosa, and such destruction may yet occur on Kansas wetlands on
the Kansas highway 10 bypass around Lawrence, and United States highway 59 between
Lawrence and Ottawa; and
WHEREAS, All game and nongame species of Kansas including birds, furbearers, rab-
bits, squirrels, deer and turkey are totally dependent on these trees, shrubs, flowers and
grasses for survival; and
WHEREAS, The numbers of neotropical birds in eastern Kansas and quail are declining
WHEREAS, Trees bind the soil against water and wind erosion, produce oxygen critical
to the survival of all living things, provide critical wildlife habitat, reduce noise, cleanse the
air of pollutants and produce windbreaks: Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Kansas, the Senate concurring
therein: That the Kansas Legislature urges the Kansas Department of Transportation to
develop and implement a system for the inventorying and replanting of trees, shrubs, flowers
and grasses as a part of all highway projects; and
Be it further resolved: That the Kansas Department of Transportation work in conjunc-
tion with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Kansas forest service to develop
and implement such system for the inventorying and replanting of trees, shrubs, flowers
REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills and resolutions were referred to committees as indicated:
Federal and State Affairs: HB 2638, 2639.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS
From Dan Stanley, Secretary of Administration, pursuant to K.S.A. 75-37,110, report on
activities of the Employee Award Board, calendar year 1999.
From the Kansas Judicial Council, Report of the Child in Need of Care Advisory Com-
mittee, January 2000.
The complete reports are kept on file and open for inspection in the office of the Chief
INTRODUCTION OF ORIGINAL MOTIONS AND HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
The following resolution was introduced and read by title:
HOUSE RESOLTUION No. 6004--
By Representative Grant
A RESOLUTION congratulating and commending Dr. Robert V. Haderlein
for his many years of service to public education in Kansas.
WHEREAS, Dr. Robert V. Haderlein, a Girard dentist, has devoted a lifetime of service
to public education in Kansas; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Haderlein has been a member of the Board of Education of USD 248,
Girard, since 1957 and has served as president on more than 10 occasions. He was instru-
mental in establishing the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, referred to as
``Greenbush,'' in 1976 and has served as President of its Board of Directors since the service
center was organized. The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center provides compre-
hensive education support service to 80 school districts in 21 southeast Kansas counties;
over 180 educational programs are available to 10,000 teachers and 125,000 students; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Haderlein served as President of the Kansas Association of School
Boards in 1963-64 and as President of the National School Board Association in 1981. He
is the only Kansan to serve in this latter position. He was the only school board member to
be appointed to the National Commission on Excellence in Education which presented the
report, ``A Nation at Risk'' in April, 1983; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Haderlein is a strong supporter of all school activities. For over twenty
years he has announced all of the Girard High School athletic contests; he has been instru-
mental in promoting such activities as the high school debate program, the foreign language
club and the middle school athletic program. He has seen that Girard was actively involved
in girls athletics long before it became the law of the land. In 1981, Dr. Haderlein was
presented the ``Governors Award'' by the Kansas State High School Activities Association
for distinguished service to secondary education in Kansas; and
WHEREAS, When a new elementary school was built, the local teachers' association
asked that it be named after him. Haderlein Elementary School is one of the few, if any,
schools named after an active school board member in the district in which he served; and
WHEREAS, In addition to his educational activities, Dr. Haderlein has served as Pres-
ident of the Girard Chamber of Commerce. He has been active in community improvement,
including a large industrial revenue bond levy to support new industry; a member of the
committee to enlarge and improve facilities of the District Hospital in Girard; a Vice-Pres-
ident of Elm Acres Home for Children in El Dorado and a member of the Athletic Schol-
arship Committee at Pittsburg State University. He was awarded the Distinguished Service
Award in 1978 by the Girard Jr. Chamber of Commerce; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Haderlein was born in Frontenac and attended Pittsburg State Uni-
versity and the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He served as a dental officer in World
War II and the Korean Conflict. He and his wife, Patricia Ann, have three children, Barbara,
Patricia Lynn and Michael: Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Kansas: That we congrat-
ulate and commend Dr. Robert V. Haderlein for his many years of service to public edu-
cation in Kansas; and
Be it further resolved: That the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives be directed
to provide an enrolled copy of this resolution to Dr. Haderlein at 703 N. Carbon Street,
Girard, Kansas 66743.
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT
Mr. President and Mr. Speaker: Your committee on conference on House amend-
ments to SB 39, submits the following report:
Your committee on conference agrees to disagree and recommends that a new conference
committee be appointed;
\ And your committee on conference recommends the adoption of this report.
Conferees on the part of House
Alicia L. Salisbury
Conferees on part of Senate
On motion of Rep. Adkins, the conference committee report on SB 39 was adopted.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
The Kansas 2000 Select Committee recommends HB 2592 be passed and, because
the committee is of the opinion that the bill is of a noncontroversial nature, be placed on
the consent calendar.
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 2661, An act concerning cities; relating to the destruction of certain records, docu-
ments and other papers; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 12-120 and repealing the existing
section, by Committee on Local Government.
HB 2662, An act concerning the general bond law; relating to the sale of bonds; amending
K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 10-106 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Local
HB 2663, An act concerning certain cemeteries; authorizing the conveyance of cemetery
property, by Committee on Local Government.
On motion of Rep. Weber, the House adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 20,
CHARLENE SWANSON, Journal Clerk.
JANET E. JONES, Chief Clerk.