January 18, 2000

Journal of the Senate

Senate Chamber, Topeka, Kansas
Tuesday, January 18, 2000--2:30 p.m.
 The Senate was called to order by President Dick Bond.

 The roll was called with thirty-nine senators present.

 Senator Praeger was excused.

 President Bond introduced as guest chaplain the Rev. John A. De Veaux, Jr., Pastor, St.
John A.M.E. Church, Topeka, who delivered the invocation:

        O, God, our Creator and Sustainer, in the hectic press of so many urgent issues and so
      many important decisions to be made, we pause in quietness to do that which is good
      for us and for all the people of this state - yea, of this entire world: To acknowledge Thy
      presence, Thy power, and Thy love, by which we are challenged and enabled to see
      more clearly, understand more fully, and decide more justly.

          Bless, we pray Thee, all who are assembled in this place now, whether elected or ap-
      pointed to be representatives of, and therefore, servants of, the people; or who are
      interested enough in the future of this state that they chose to be here today. So capture
      their hearts, minds, and hands, that they may dedicate their time and energies to be
      agents of Thy peace.

          Take from us any temptation toward expediency or self-serving, and guide us to work
      for those things which have eternal value: Justice, liberty, fair systems, and incentives
      through which all the people of this great state may share in the benefits of prosperity
      and the responsibilities of gaining and maintaining true peace.

          Let us share the vision which the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., articulated:
      The vision of all of God's children having places at the table of brotherhood with no one
      afraid of any of the others.

          Keep these, Thy servants, thankful for the privilege of being called to these tasks. Sustain
      them in their honorable work. And let them know the comfort of Thy grace.

        Hear this prayer, O God, for we put our trust in Thee. AMEN.

 The following bills were introduced and read by title:

   SB 417, An act amending the homestead property tax refund act; concerning the filing
date; amending K.S.A. 79-4505 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on As-
sessment and Taxation.

   SB 418, An act concerning municipal courts; relating to assessments; amending K.S.A.
1999 Supp. 12-4117 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Judiciary.

   SB 419, An act concerning crimes, criminal procedure and punishment; relating to sen-
tencing; amending K.S.A. 21-4703, 21-4709, 21-4710 and 21-4721 and K.S.A. 1999 Supp.
21-4711 and 21-4716 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Judiciary.

   SB 420, An act concerning civil procedure; relating to divorce or separate maintenance
actions and interspousal tort actions, by Committee on Judiciary.

   SB 421, An act concerning civil procedure; relating to subpoenas of records of a business
not a party; notice; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 60-245a and repealing the existing section,
by Committee on Judiciary.

   SB 422, An act concerning contracts; relating to interest rates; amending K.S.A. 16-205
and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Judiciary.

   SB 423, An act concerning courts; relating to laboratory analysis fees; amending K.S.A.
1999 Supp. 28-176 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Judiciary.

   SB 424, An act concerning criminal procedure; relating to preliminary examinations;
evidence; child witnesses and victims; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 22-2902 and 22-2902a
and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 22-3433, by Committee on

   SB 425, An act concerning civil procedure; relating to uniform enforcement of foreign
judgments act; filing and status of foreign judgments; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 60-3002
and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Judiciary.

   SB 426, An act relating to apportioned fleet registration; concerning permanent registra-
tion of utility trailers; amending K.S.A. 8-1,119 and repealing the existing section, by Com-
mittee on Transportation and Tourism.

   SB 427, An act relating to motor vehicles; concerning temporary intrastate registration
of trucks or truck tractors; amending K.S.A. 8-143b and repealing the existing section, by
Committee on Transportation and Tourism.

   SB 428, An act relating to property taxation; exempting motor vehicles used by not-for-
profit entities in coordinated transit districts, by Committee on Transportation and Tourism.

   SB 429, An act relating to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; concerning
suspension of drivers' licenses; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 8-1001 and 8-1014 and re-
pealing the existing sections, by Committee on Transportation and Tourism.

   SB 430, An act concerning alcoholic liquor; relating to issuance of retailer licenses for
premises in certain townships; amending K.S.A. 41-303 and repealing the existing section,
by Senator Gilstrap.

   SB 431, An act concerning consumer protection; relating to telecommunications services;
amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 50-6,103 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on

 The following bills were referred to Committees as indicated:

   Education: SB 413, 414, 415.

 Judiciary: SB 416.

 Ways and Means: HB 2607.


 Senators Bleeker, Oleen, Barone, Becker, Biggs, Bond, Brownlee, Clark, Corbin, Don-
ovan, Downey, Emert, Feleciano, Gilstrap, Gooch, Goodwin, Hardenburger, Harrington,
Hensley, Huelskamp, Jones, Jordan, Kerr, Langworthy, Lawrence, Lee, Morris, Petty, Prae-
ger, Pugh, Ranson, Salisbury, Salamans, Steffes, Steineger, Stephens, Tyson, Umbarger,
Vidricksen and Vratil introduced the following Senate resolution, which was read:

      SENATE RESOLTUION No. 1804--

  A  RESOLUTION congratulating and commending the 2000 Kansas Teacher of the Year
and the 2000 Kansas Teacher of the Year finalists.

      WHEREAS,  The teachers in our public schools have the primary responsibility of pro-
viding our nation with graduates able to succeed in comtemporary society. In Kansas we
further this goal by recognizing some of our exemplary teachers; and

      WHEREAS,  The 2000 Awards Banquet for the 2000 Kansas Teacher of the Year was
held at Wichita on November 13, 1999. The Teacher of the Year program, which has state
and national competitions, is sponsored by the Council of Chief State Officers and Scho-
lastic, Inc. The Kansas program is sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education,
which appointed a 45-member state selection panel composed of business representatives,
legislators, education officials, parents and students; and

      WHEREAS,  Susan M. Rippe, a science teacher at Wichita Northwest High School, was
named the Kansas Teacher of the Year 2000. Rippe was named Teacher of the Year from
a field of eight finalists. Throughout the coming year, all of the finalists will work as a team
to advocate for education and teaching. Selected from a pool of nearly 100 nominations,
the finalists this year include: Julie Jo Bervert, a language arts teacher at Seaman High
School in Topeka; Nancy Jo Bradley, a fifth-grade teacher at Amanda Arnold Elementary
School in Manhattan; Crystal Kaye Cross, an English teacher at Great Bend Senior High
School; Tammy R. Lalicker, a third-grade communications teacher at Edith Scheuerman
Elementary School in Garden City; Beverly McWilliams, a vocal music teacher at Towanda
Elementary School; Gayle J. Newman, a reading teacher at Indian Valley Elementary School
in Overland Park; and Karen Diane Wall, an American history teacher at DeSoto High
School; and

      WHEREAS,  Another announcement made during the Kansas Teacher of the Year cel-
ebration was the establishment of The Hubbard Foundation Kansas Teacher of the Year
Ambassadorship. Awarded for the first time to the Kansas Teacher of the Year 2000, the
ambassadorship provides funds to the Teacher of the Year's school district to hire a partner
teacher to provide continuity in the classroom while the Teacher of the Year participates in
activities supporting the mission of the Teacher of the Year program. Funds are also pro-
vided for travel and other necessary expenses incurred by the Kansas Teacher of the Year.
The ambassadorship is funded through contributions from several businesses and organi-
zation: Now, therefore,

      Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas: That we express our appreciation
for the dedication all teachers have in educating our children and congratulate these teachers
upon their selection as the 2000 Kansas Teacher of the Year and as 2000 Kansas Teacher
of the Year finalists; and

      Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of the Senate be directed to provide enrolled
copies of this resolution as follows: two copies to each of the eight teachers, one copy each
to Andy Tompkins, Commissioner of Education, Kansas Department of Education, Robert
Gast, Team Leader for Recognition Program, Kansas Department of Education, and to
Harold Voth, Chairperson of the State Board of Education.

   On emergency motion of Senator Lawrence SR 1804 was adopted unanimously.

 President Bond and members of the Senate honored the teachers with a standing ovation
and expressed their appreciation for their dedication to teaching.

 Committee on Federal and State Affairs recommends SB 375 be passed and, because
the committee is of the opinion that the bill is of a noncontroversial nature, be placed on
the consent calendar.

 SR 1803 reported correctly enrolled, properly signed and presented to the Secretary of
the Senate on January 18, 2000.

   On motion of Senator Emert the Senate adjourned until 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, January
19, 2000.

HELEN A. MORELAND, Journal Clerk.

PAT SAVILLE, Secretary of Senate.