February 9, 2000
Journal of the Senate
|Senate Chamber, Topeka, Kansas|
The Senate was called to order by President Dick Bond.
|Wednesday, February 9, 2000--2:30 p.m.|
The roll was called with forty senators present.
Invocation by Chaplain Fred S. Hollomon:
Of course You know that critics call politicians crooks, bums, and other names bleeped
out on the Jerry Springer show.
Sometimes I wish it were possible for these critics to follow a legislator around just
for one session. Perhaps they might discover what legislators have to put up with . . . . .
Being away from home all week for thirteen weeks, not to mention all the interim
committees they have to attend.
Having to answer questions over and over from reporters, constituents, lobbyists, and
Receiving anonymous letters from people who have no idea what a legislator does.
Having to be familiar with hundreds of bills and resolutions any one of which could
be the subject of a phone call or visit.
Having their family members vilified.
Father, give them large doses of patience, a tender heart, and a tough hide.
I ask this in Jesus' Name,
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills and resolution were introduced and read by title:
SB 595, An act concerning crimes, criminal procedure and punishment; relating to
stalking; amending K.S.A. 21-3438 and repealing the existing section, by Senator Salisbury.
SB 596, An act concerning regulatory boards; amending K.S.A. 65-1826, 65-2839a and
74-1504 and K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 47-821, 58-4118, 65-1467, 65-1627j, 65-3503 and 74-1106
and repealing the existing sections, by Senator Salisbury.
SB 597, An act relating to deer; concerning nonresident permits; providing for use of
certain moneys to pay for certain damages; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 32-937 and
repealing the existing section, by Senator Stephens.
SB 598, An act relating to pharmacy technicians; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 65-1642
and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Public Health and Welfare.
SB 599, An act providing for licensure of physician assistants; providing for the regulation
of the practice thereof; amending K.S.A. 40-2,111, 65-2896a, 65-2896c, 65-2896d, 65-2896f,
65-2896g, 65-2897a, 65-2897b and 75-6102 and K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 65-2896, 65-2896b, 65-
2896e, 17-2707, 38-135, 40-3401, 65-118, 65-4915, 65-6112, 65-6135 and 65-6701 and
repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 65-2896h, by Committee on Public
Health and Welfare.
SB 600, An act concerning insurance; establishing standards for prompt, fair and
equitable settlements of claims for health care and payments for health care services, by
SB 601, An act relating to livestock; concerning application of certain requirements to
public livestock markets; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 65-171d and repealing the existing
section, by Senator Huelskamp.
SB 602, An act concerning acquisition of real property by the state; requiring certain
studies and reports; requiring public hearings, by Senator Huelskamp.
SB 603, An act concerning crimes and punishment; relating to unlawful conduct of
cockfighting and attending the unlawful conduct of cockfighting, by Senator Stephens.
SB 604, An act concerning school accountability and accreditation, by Committee on
Ways and Means.
SB 605, An act concerning taxation; relating to sales taxation on materials for construction
of grain storage facilities; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 79-3606 and repealing the existing
section, by Committee on Ways and Means.
SB 606, An act concerning civil procedure; relating to garnishment; award of attorney
fees and expenses in enforcement of orders of support; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 60-
721 and repealing the existing section, by Senator Salisbury.
SB 607, An act concerning certain public agencies; relating to interlocal cooperation;
amending K.S.A. 12-2903 and 12-2904 and repealing the existing sections, by Joint
Committee on State-Tribal Relations.
SB 608, An act concerning the club and drinking establishment act; relating to class clubs;
amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 41-2641 and repealing the existing section, by Joint Committee
on State-Tribal Relations.
SB 609, An act concerning crimes and punishment; creating the crime of falsely reporting
a parent or guardian of child abuse or neglect, by Senator Bleeker.
SB 610, An act concerning oil and gas; relating to determination and payment of certain
damages from drilling of wells; providing remedies for violations, by Senator Huelskamp.
SB 611, An act relating to license plates for United States military veterans; amending
K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 8-1,146 and repealing the existing section, by Senator Huelskamp.
SB 612, An act concerning mortgage business and mortgage loans; concerning an
exemption for insurance agents; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 9-2201 and 9-2202 and
repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance.
SB 613, An act relating to income taxation; providing check-off for the contributions to
the national World War II memorial fund, by Senators Becker, Bleeker, Bond, Brownlee,
Clark, Corbin, Donovan, Emert, Hardenburger, Harrington, Huelskamp, Jordan, Kerr,
Langworthy, Lawrence, Morris, Oleen, Praeger, Pugh, Ranson, Salisbury, Salmans, Steffes,
Tyson, Umbarger, Vidricksen and Vratil.
SB 614, An act concerning the consumer protection act; relating to deceptive use of
names of municipalities in printed advertisements; amending K.S.A. 50-626 and repealing
the existing section, by Senator Goodwin.
SB 615, An act concerning children in need of care; relating to the reporting of child
abuse or neglect; amending K.S.A. 38-1526 and K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 38-1522 and repealing
the existing sections, by Senator Bleeker.
SB 616, An act relating to income taxation; requiring audits of corporations, by Senators
Hensley and Barone, Biggs, Downey, Feleciano, Gilstrap, Goodwin, Jones, Lee, Petty,
Steineger and Stephens.
SB 617, An act concerning salaries and compensation for state officers and employees;
providing for the modification of the pay plan to add an additional wage step above wage
step 15, making appropriations for the fiscal year ending July 30, 2001, by Senators Hensley,
Barone, Biggs, Downey, Feleciano, Gilstrap, Gooch, Goodwin, Jones, Lee, Petty, Steineger
SB 618, An act concerning the judicial branch of government; relating to courts; authority
of supreme court; amending K.S.A. 4-202, 4-203, 4-204, 4-205, 4-206, 4-207, 4-208, 4-209,
4-210, 4-211, 4-212, 4-213, 4-214, 4-215, 4-216, 4-217, 4-218, 4-219, 4-220, 4-221, 4-222,
4-223a, 4-224, 4-225, 4-226, 4-227, 4-228, 4-229, 4-230, 4-231, 4-232 and 20-301 and K.S.A.
1999 Supp. 20-334 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 20-301b and
K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 20-338, by Senator Salisbury.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 1641--
By Committee on Commerce
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION forming the enhanced 911 task force.
WHEREAS, The ability of the public to contact police, fire and emergency medical
services by dialing the three digit 911 number has contributed greatly to the public's safety,
health and welfare; and
WHEREAS, Advances in telecommunications technology have made enhanced 911
services available to users of wireless telephones; and
WHEREAS, The deployment of enhanced 911 services has created several important
public policy issues including the method of its deployment, the amount and means of
revenue used to support it and the need for coordination between local governments: Now,
Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Representatives concurring
therein: That there shall be established an enhanced 911 task force which shall develop a
strategy for funding and deploying wireless emergency telephone services. Such plan shall
include suggestions for future action by the Legislature with respect to deploying efficient
and economical enhanced 911 services; implementing equitable and adequate means to
fund such services. Specifically, the task force shall make recommendations and propose
legislation, if appropriate, concerning the following: The mechanism for administering
wireless 911 service, with a focus on whether such service shall be administered on a
centralized basis; the possible formation of an oversight board to address future
technological, coordination and regulatory issues related to deployment of wireless
emergency telephone service; the fairness and adequacy of the mechanism for funding such
service; the method for recovering costs incurred by public safety answering points and the
mechanism, if any, by wireless telecommunications service providers in providing
emergency telephone service; and any other issues the task force deems relevant to the
deployment of emergency telephone service.
Be it further resolved: The the task force consist of 15 members. Two members shall
be representatives of wireless telecommunications carriers to be appointed by the Legislative
Coordinating Council. One member representing a local exchange carrier other than a rural
telephone company to be designated by the Kansas Telecommunications Association. One
member representing a rural telephone company to be appointed by the Legislative
Coordinating Council. Two members appointed by the Kansas Association of Counties. Two
members designated by the League of Kansas Municipalities. The Adjutant General or the
Adjutant General's designee. The Superintendent of the Highway Patrol or the
Superintendent's designee. The Secretary of Revenue or the Secretary's designee. Four
legislators as follows: one member appointed by the Speaker of the House of
Representatives; one member appointed by the House Minority Leader; one member
appointed by the President of the Senate; and one member appointed by the Senate minority
Leader. The Legislative Coordinating Council shall appoint one legislative member as chair
of the task force. All meetings shall be on call of the chair. Legislators serving on the taskforce
shall be compensated at the rate prescribed in K.S.A. 75-3223 and amendments thereto for
each day of actual attendance at task force meetings and any subcommittee meeting
approved by the chair. All other task force members shall serve without compensation.
Legislative members shall be compensated from funds appropriated for legislative operating
expenses pursuant to vouchers prepared by the Director of Legislative and Administrative
Services and approved by the Legislative Coordinating Council pursuant to law; and
Be it further resolved: That the task force shall report its findings and conclusion to the
House Committee on Utilities and the Senate Committee on Commerce during the first
week of the 2001 legislative session. The Legislative Research Department and the Office
of the Revisor of Statutes shall provide staff support to the task force as necessary. Such
legislative staff shall prepare the report and any legislation recommended by the task force.
REFERENCE OF BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
The following bills were referred to Committees as indicated:
Assessment and Taxation: SB 594.
Education: HB 2655.
Elections and Local Government: HB 2661, 2663.
Judiciary: SB 589, 590.
Public Health and Welfare: SB 593.
Transportation and Tourism: SB 591.
Ways and Means: SB 592.
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE
Announcing passage of HB 2597, 2643, 2670, 2671, 2672, 2676, 2677, 2691.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
HB 2597, 2643, 2670, 2671, 2672, 2676, 2677, 2691 were thereupon introduced and
read by title.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Committee on Commerce recommends SB 265 be amended by substituting a new bill
to be designated as ``Substitute for SENATE BILL No. 265,'' as follows:
``Substitute for SENATE BILL No. 265
By Committee on Commerce
``AN ACT concerning the minimum wage and maximum hours law; amending K.S.A. 44-
1203 and repealing the existing section.'';
and the substitute bill be passed.
Committee on Elections and Local Government recommends SB 462 be amended
on page 2, in line 3, by striking ``statute book'' and inserting ``Kansas register''; and the bill
be passed as amended.
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources recommends SB 500 be passed and,
because the committee is of the opinion that the bill is of a noncontroversial nature, be
placed on the consent calendar.
Committee on Transportation and Tourism recommends SB 426, 427 be passed.
REPORT ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Sub SB 243; H Sub SB 244 reported correctly engrossed February 9, 2000.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
On motion of Senator Emert, the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the Whole for
consideration of bills on the calendar under the heading of General Orders with Senator
Kerr in the chair.
On motion of Senator Kerr the following report was adopted:
Recommended that SB 420, 440, 441, 444, 451, 457 be passed.
Also SCR 1630 be adopted.
SB 378, 379, 459, 475 be amended by adoption of the committee amendments, and the
bills be passed as amended.
SB 425 be passed over and retain a place on the calendar.
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.