February 2, 2000
Journal of the Senate
|Senate Chamber, Topeka, Kansas|
The Senate was called to order by Vice-President Alicia L. Salisbury.
|Wednesday, February 2, 2000--2:30 p.m.|
The roll was called with forty senators present.
Vice-President Salisbury introduced as guest chaplain, Father Mark Goldasich, Pastor of
Scared Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie, Kansas, and editor of The Leaven, newspaper
of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, who delivered the invocation:
Lord God, today we gather in your name at the beginning of this Senate session. We take
a moment out from our crammed and hectic schedules to place all things in perspective, to
catch our breath, collect our thoughts, and still our hearts.
We gather on this Groundhog Day and admit that more often than not, we're like that
little creature. Faced with all the demands of life, we too want to hide away, burrow under
the ground, close ourselves off from what we're called to do. And like the groundhog, we
seem to concentrate only on our shadows, on the darker sides of our lives and world.
When we're inclined to see only the things that we haven't done or the times we've failed
others, remind us that there's another side to life. Help us to turn from the shadows and
instead face your light. Help us to relish the brightness of your grace and the warmth of
Lord, bless these senators and the work you have called them to accomplish this day.
Help them to carry on when they feel like giving up; to sit calmly when they feel like throwing
up their arms in frustration; to be understanding when nothing seems to make sense; to
listen when they'd rather not hear; and to share the mantle of leadership, because sharing
is necessary to ease the load.
Help them this day not only to see the shadows but the light as well, and to know that
anything is possible, because you make it so. Amen.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills were introduced and read by title:
SB 547, An act concerning insurance; providing coverage for certain mental health
conditions; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 40-2,103 and repealing the existing section, by
Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance.
SB 548, An act relating to insurance; concerning form filings; amending K.S.A. 1999
Supp. 40-216 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Financial Institutions
SB 549, An act concerning cities; relating to depositories for public moneys; amending
K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 9-1406 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Financial
Institutions and Insurance.
SB 550, An act concerning liens upon personal injury damages recovered by patients;
amending K.S.A. 65-407 and 65-408 and K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 65-406 and repealing the
existing sections, by Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance.
SB 551, An act concerning county home rule; relating to confined feeding facilities;
amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 19-101a and repealing the existing section; also repealing
K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 19-101j, by Committee on Agriculture.
SB 552, An act concerning school districts; conferring the power of home rule on boards
of education; amending K.S.A. 72-8205 and repealing the existing section, by Senator
SB 553, An act relating to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; penalties;
amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 8-1014 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on
SB 554, An act concerning collection of health service utilization data, by Committee on
Public Health and Welfare.
SB 555, An act concerning the health care data governing board; voting status of
governmental members; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 65-6803 and repealing the existing
section; also repealing K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 65-6805, by Committee on Public Health and
SB 556, An act concerning the right to control the disposition of a decedent's remains,
by Committee on Public Health and Welfare.
SB 557, An act relating to the Kansas state board of mortuary arts; regulating crematories;
amending K.S.A. 65-1723 and 65-1732 and K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 65-1727 and repealing the
existing sections, by Committee on Public Health and Welfare.
SB 558, An act concerning governmental ethics; relating to contracts involving state
officers or employees; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 46-233 and repealing the existing
section, by Committee on Elections and Local Government.
SB 559, An act concerning electronic transfers; repealing K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 60-2616 By
Committee on Judiciary.
REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills and resolution were referred to Committees as indicated:
Agriculture: SB 531, 532, 533, 534.
Assessment and Taxation: SB 545.
Commerce: SB 539.
Elections and Local Government: SB 535, 544.
Energy and Natural Resources: SB 537.
Federal and State Affairs: SB 543.
Judiciary: SB 530, 538, 546.
Public Health and Welfare: SB 541, 542; SCR 1636.
Transportation and Tourism: SB 536, 540.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS
KANSAS CORPORATION COMMISSION
January 31, 2000
John Wine, Chairman, Kansas Corporation Commission, pursuant to the provisions of
K.S.A. 66-117b submitted the 2000 Report for Fiscal Year 1999.
The Vice-President announced the above report is on file in the office of the Secretary
of the Senate and is available for review at any time.
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE
Announcing passage of HB 2598, 2622, 2660
Also, passage of House Substitute for SB 244, as amended.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
HB 2598, 2622, 2660 were thereupon introduced and read by title.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Committee on Transportation and Tourism recommends SB 404 be passed.
Committee on Ways and Means recommends SB 24 be amended on page 1, in line
15, by striking ``1998'' and inserting ``1999'';
In the title, in line 10, by striking ``1998'' and inserting ``1999''; and the bill be passed as
Also, SB 159, 209, 210, 276, 289 be not passed.
REPORT ON ENGROSSED BILLS
SB 389, 393 reported correctly engrossed February 2, 2000.
On motion of Senator Emert the Senate adjourned until 2:30 p.m., Thursday, February
HELEN A. MORELAND, Journal Clerk.
PAT SAVILLE, Secretary of Senate.