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EIGHTY-SEVENTH CALENDAR DAY FIFTY-FIRST SESSION DAY Senate Chamber Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday, April 7, 1999 The Senate met in regular session at 9:09 a.m., President Kramer presiding. Prayer was offered by Reverend Lawrence R. Hoffman, pastor of Saint Anthony's Church, Des Moines, Iowa. The Journal of Tuesday, April 6, 1999, was approved. SPECIAL GUESTS Senator Hedge introduced the following guests representing the Sixty-Fourth Annual Tulip Time Festival: Queen Elizabeth Schepel, who introduced the members of her court: Rachel Henderson, Lindsey Kraayenbrink, Amy Steenhoek and Jessica Van Ee. Queen Elizabeth invited the members of the Senate to attend the Tulip Time Festival in Pella on May 6, 7 and 8. The Queen and her court presented President Kramer with a box of Dutch cookies. The Queen, her attendants, and their parents distributed the famous Dutch cookies to the Senators and staff. INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS The Chair welcomed University of Northern Iowa students who are shadowing several Senators today. Senator Boettger took the chair at 9:27 a.m. President Kramer took the chair at 9:36 a.m. SPECIAL GUESTS Senator Black introduced the Honorable William Dieleman, former member of the Senate from Marion County, Pella, Iowa Senator Iverson introduced the Honorable Ray Taylor, former member of the Senate from Hardin County, Steamboat Rock, Iowa. Senator Jensen introduced the Honorable Merlin Hulse, former member of the Senate from Cedar County, Clarence, Iowa. LEAVES OF ABSENCE Leaves of absence were granted as follows: Senator Black until he returns and Senator Judge for the remainder of the week, on request of Senator Gronstal; Senators Jensen and Drake until they return, on request of Senator Iverson; Senator Kibbie until he returns, on request of Senator Fraise. CONFIRMATION OF GOVERNOR'S APPOINTMENTS In accordance with Senate Rule 59, Senator Iverson called up the following eligible appointees on the En Bloc Confirmation Calendar: Dorothy Dunphy, Accountancy Examining Board James Egerton, Accountancy Examining Board Shirley Daggett, Alcoholic Beverages Commission Jill Meilahn, Board of Examiners for Athletic Training Raymond Barker, Board of Barber Examiners Rebecca Beach, Board of Behavioral Science Examiners Jack Hillyard, Board of Behavioral Science Examiners Julia Scurr, Commission for the Blind Daryl Engelen, Board of Chiropractic Examiners Thomas Stanzel, Board of Chiropractic Examiners Alicia Claypool, Iowa State Civil Rights Commission David Leshtz, Iowa State Civil Rights Commission Rachel Scherle, Iowa State Civil Rights Commission Kathy Beauchamp, Commission on Community Action Agencies Arbella Jetter, Commission on Community Action Agencies Frances Colston, Board of Corrections Robyn Mills, Board of Corrections Arthur Neu, Board of Corrections David Creighton, Sr., Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Examiners Janet Fisher, Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Examiners Teresa Mertens, Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Examiners Sheila O'Hern, Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Examiners Joanne Stockdale, County Finance Committee Loren Woods, Commission on the Deaf Debra Yossi, Board of Dental Examiners David J. Lyons, Director of the Department of Economic Development Robert Bocken, Iowa Economic Development Board Pamela Sessions, Iowa Economic Development Board Bill Haigh, Board of Educational Examiners Helen Lewis, Board of Educational Examiners Mary Settles, Board of Educational Examiners John Lowe, Commission of Elder Affairs Jane Paulsen, Commission of Elder Affairs Nicholas Konrady, Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board Elizabeth Christiansen, Environmental Protection Commission Rita Venner, Environmental Protection Commission Mark McCormick, Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board (Appointment and Reappointment) Phyllis Peters, Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board Richard Dickinson, State Citizen Foster Care Review Board Albert Sorenson, State Citizen Foster Care Review Board Edward Nichols, Health Facilities Council Marie Callas, Board for the Licensing and Regulation of Hearing Aid Dealers Patricia Stark, Board for the Licensing and Regulation of Hearing Aid Dealers Robert Fleming, Iowa Higher Education Loan Authority Thomas Glenn, Iowa Council on Human Investment Betty Grandquist, Iowa Council on Human Investment Dianne Dethmers Paca, Council on Human Services Christine Louscher, Council on Human Services Virginia Bordwell, Iowa Finance Authority Vincent Lintz, Iowa Finance Authority Lisa Wageman, Iowa Finance Authority Craig Rypma, State Judicial Nominating Commission Lennis Moore, Commission on Judicial Qualifications Gregory Jones, Landscape Architectural Examining Board Edward J. Stanek, Commissioner of the Lottery Michael McCoy, Lottery Board Susan Thompson, Lottery Board Lana Fogue, Board of Examiners for Massage Therapy Diane Nagle, Board of Medical Examiners Stuart Winston, Board of Medical Examiners Allen Zagoren, Board of Medical Examiners Lori Bears, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Commission Michael Flaum, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Commission Jackie Kibbie-Williams, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Commission J. Craig Fratzke, Board of Mortuary Science Examiners Paul Christiansen, Natural Resource Commission Carol Kramer, Natural Resource Commission William Sullivan, Natural Resource Commission Anna Fallon, Board of Nursing Examiners Larry Hertel, State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators Duane Atteberry, Board of Optometry Examiners Larry Hicks, Board of Optometry Examiners Karen Muelhaupt, Board of Parole Mary Pat Mitchell, Board of Pharmacy Examiners Matthew Osterhaus, Board of Pharmacy Examiners Kurosh Shahriari, Board of Psychology Examiners Jacob Sines, Board of Psychology Examiners Sharon Chism, Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board Barbara Leestamper, Real Estate Commission Robert Miller, Real Estate Commission Gerald D. Bair, Director of Revenue and Finance Connie Cook, School Budget Review Committee Lance Clemsen, Board of Social Work Examiners Tracy Rial, Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners Lowell Norland, State Board of Tax Review Timothy Lapointe, Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission Tom Aller, State Transportation Commission Charlotte B. Nelson, Administrator of the Division on the Status of Women Senator Iverson moved that the foregoing appointees be confirmed by the Senate. On the question "Shall the appointees be confirmed?" the vote was: Ayes, 44: Angelo Bartz Behn Boettger Bolkcom Connolly Dearden Deluhery Dvorsky Fink Flynn Fraise Freeman Gaskill Gronstal Hammond Hansen Harper Hedge Horn Iverson Johnson King Kramer Lamberti Lundby Maddox McKean McKibben McLaren Miller Redfern Redwine Rehberg Rife Rittmer Schuerer Sexton Shearer Soukup Szymoniak Tinsman Veenstra Zieman Nays, none. Present, 1: McCoy Absent or not voting, 5: Black Drake Jensen Judge Kibbie The appointees, having received a two-thirds vote, were declared to have been confirmed by the Senate. HOUSE MESSAGES RECEIVED The following messages were received from the Chief Clerk of the House: MADAM PRESIDENT: I am directed to inform your honorable body that the House has on April 6, 1999, passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the Senate is asked: House File 746, a bill for an act relating to and making appropriations for agriculture and natural resources and providing effective dates. Read first time and referred to committee on Appropriations. ALSO: That the House has on April 6, 1999, amended and passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the Senate is asked: Senate File 115, a bill for an act relating to alcohol testing of private sector employees and prospective employees and providing an effective date. (S-3298) RECESS On motion of Senator Iverson, the Senate recessed at 10:32 a.m., until 1:45 p.m. APPENDIX CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION The Secretary of the Senate issued the following certificates of recognition: Associated General Contractors of Iowa - For receiving an award from the Associated General Contractors of America for "best infrastructure awareness campaign" for AGC of Iowa's four-year effort to restore fiscal integrity to Iowa's Road Use Tax Fund. Senator Iverson (04/05/99). Carolyn Carroll, Leon - For 28 years of dedicated service as the City Clerk of Leon. Senator Angelo (04/06/99). BILL SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR A communication was received announcing that on April 6, 1999, the Governor approved and transmitted to the Secretary of State the following bill: S.F. 361 - Relating to enforcement, prevention, education, and treatment for substance abuse and sexual abuse, and providing appropriations. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE MADAM PRESIDENT: Pursuant to Senate Rule 21, I report that in engrossing Senate File 468, the following correction was made: 1. Page 27, line 20, the word and number "Section 101" were changed to the word and number "Section 23". MICHAEL E. MARSHALL Secretary of the Senate GOVERNOR'S APPOINTEE PLACED ON EN BLOC CALENDAR The following appointee, assigned to standing committees for investigation, was placed on the En Bloc Calendar with recommendation for confirmation on April 6, 1999: COMMERCE Don Gettings - Credit Union Review Board STUDY BILLS RECEIVED SSB 1214 Ways and Means Relating to the repeal of local option sales and services taxes. SSB 1215 Ways and Means Relating to the treatment of manufactured housing under the state sales and use taxes, local property taxes, and the requirements for the issuance of a certificate of title. SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS Senate File 470 STATE GOVERNMENT: Lamberti, Chair; Deluhery and King House File 758 WAYS AND MEANS: Johnson, Chair; Deluhery and Drake SSB 1214 WAYS AND MEANS: Hedge, Chair; Johnson and Soukup SSB 1215 WAYS AND MEANS: Maddox, Chair; Flynn and Johnson GOVERNOR'S APPOINTEE PLACED ON INDIVIDUAL CONFIRMATION CALENDAR The following appointee, assigned to standing committee for investigation, was placed on the Individual Confirmation Calendar with recommendation for confirmation on April 6,, 1999: COMMERCE Susan Frye - Utilities Board AMENDMENTS FILED S-3298 S.F. 115 House S-3299 H.F. 737 Patricia Harper S-3300 H.F. 737 Joe Bolkcom AFTERNOON SESSION The Senate reconvened at 1:55 p.m., President Kramer presiding. SPECIAL GUESTS Senator Flynn introduced the Honorable Richard Norpel, former member of the Senate, Jackson County, Bellevue, Iowa, and the Honorable Andrew Frommelt, former member of the Senate from Dubuque County, Dubuque, Iowa, who were present on the Senate floor. President Kramer introduced the Honorable Donald Gettings, former member of the Senate from Wapello County, Ottumwa, Iowa, who was present on the floor of the Senate. COMMITTEE FROM THE HOUSE A committee from the House appeared and announced that the House was ready to receive the Senate in joint convention. Senator Hedge moved that the Senate proceed to the House Chamber in accordance with Senate Concurrent Resolution 6 in columns of two led by the Secretary of the Senate and the Sergeant- at-arms. The motion prevailed by a voice vote. JOINT CONVENTION PIONEER LAWMAKERS Fifty-Fifth Biennial Session House Chamber 2:03 p.m. In accordance with Senate Concurrent Resolution 6, the joint convention was called to order, President Kramer presiding. President Kramer declared a quorum present and the joint convention duly organized. Senator Hedge moved that a committee of four be appointed to escort the Pioneer Lawmakers into the House Chamber. The motion prevailed by a voice vote and the President appointed as such committee Senators Lamberti and Flynn on the part of the Senate; and Representatives Wiedman and Reynolds on the part of the House. The committee escorted the Pioneer Lawmakers to seats in the House Chamber. President Kramer presented the Honorable Donald Redfern, President pro tempore of the Senate, who welcomed the Pioneer Lawmakers on behalf of the Senate. President Kramer presented the Honorable Christopher Rants, Speaker pro tempore of the House of Representatives, who welcomed the Pioneer Lawmakers on behalf of the House. President Kramer presented the Honorable Richard F. Drake, member of the Senate who responded to the welcome. Senator Drake announced the 1979 class of legislators who were eligible to become members of the Pioneer Lawmakers. Senator Drake presented David Yepsen, Des Moines Register columnist, who addressed the joint convention. Madame President Mr. Speaker Pioneer Lawmakers Ladies and Gentlemen of the Iowa General Assembly: Thank you for inviting me to address the Pioneer Lawmakers session of the Legislature. When Senator Drake asked me if I would make a few remarks to the Pioneer Lawmakers session, I said I surely would and was honored that he asked. But I also asked if he had the votes to get that motion approved. After all, many of you hear more from me on Monday morning than you really care to. Senator Drake replied "Haven't you ever been to a transportation committee meeting?" Well, yes, I replied. They're fun to cover if you're up at that hour or don't blink. "Then you know I've got the votes," he said. "Just keep it short." So thank you Senator for the invitation. In that spirit, I'll proceed. Far be it from me to do anything to impede the adjournment of this session. What was it you promised, Representative Siegrist - April 23? This is actually the second time I have addressed the Iowa General Assembly. The first time, in June, 1967, I was the 17-year old governor of the American Legion Boys State program. They weren't in too good of a mood, mired in a June session as they were. I told them they should lower the voting age. They didn't. And legislators haven't taken my suggestions since, so I'll not preach any here today. However, my work has been acknowledged frequently from the floor of each chamber although not always in flattering terms. I was recognized once by Representative Doderer. Fourteen years ago this month she rose on a point of personal privilege to say this was an important day for Iowa women. Everyone looked around the chamber to ask what was going on. She said "David Yepsen's wife just had a baby girl and that's going to make him a whole lot more sensitive to the needs of Iowa women than he's been." Well, I want to report, Representative Doderer, that Elizabeth's teachers have given her the tests and find she has a "slightly liberal" political philosophy. I told Governor Vilsack that and he said "Tell your wife she's doing a good job raising your daughter". To the point here today, my friend John Flannery out in the lobby is fond of telling me that this place is really just one big family. We've all got our roles to play as members, as staff, as reporters, doorkeepers, clerks, secretaries or lobbyists or pages. We work, fight, celebrate and commiserate together. Like it or not, for several months out of the year we're all thrown together into this hothouse atmosphere where we all play that part and try to do the right things for the people of Iowa. Tell John I think he's right because you don't get to choose all the members of your real family either. Sometimes our family roles conflict. Most of you understand the press has a watchdog role to play in our society. But you still don't like it when we write those stories about campaign finance, ethics or secrecy in government. But that's our job. But John's on to something. Regardless of the role we play in this statehouse family, we all come here with a fierce love of Iowa and a desire to make it better. It's a trait that has gone on in these halls for over 100 years and if Senator Jensen has his way, it'll go on here in a newly restored capitol for another 100 years. In fact, it may take 100 years to complete the restoration. For decades, men and women from all walks of life have come to this building to serve Iowa. Most of could be making more money doing something else. Most make personal financial and family sacrifices to be here. All of us have had the unpleasant experience of calling a spouse or loved one to tell them we won't be home for dinner that night or have to work this weekend. If it weren't for their understanding many couldn't work here. So on this day of remembrances, I'd like to acknowledge your families at home who put up with so much to enable you to be here. We overlook them too often. There also lots of hidden stories in this statehouse family that really never get told. Like the members who helped one another through tough financial times, or help a colleague fight an alcohol problem or console one another in time of trouble. Some great battles have been fought on this floor. But some lifelong friendships have been formed here too and today's the day we renew those friendships and forget the fights. It's a story we don't often write because they're private matters. But they're no less real and it's why all of us our saying our prayers for Stew and Jean Iverson right now. I have noticed over the years there are family rituals to this place and Pioneer Lawmakers is one of them. Every two years we get together to honor the family elders - those members who came here 20 years ago and to remember those members who have passed away. This year, we honor the Class of 1979 - those lawmakers who were first elected in 1978. That was just a year after I was assigned to cover the statehouse. It seems like yesterday I was walking into the building and thinking what a beautiful but intimidating place this was. I think most of us can recall a similar memory of our first day walking into this capitol to go to work, whatever our job. We were all newcomers to the family and, truth be told, we are all honored to come to work each day. I succeeded Jim Flansburg who had succeeded George Mills. They passed on a lot of advice: Like: "Watch the code editor's bill. Laverne Schroeder repealed the whole state housing code one year in that bill." And "it isn't really tea that Jimmy Briles has in his cup on the last night of the session." "Watch the IPERS bill to see if there's still someone in Boone County who Jack Nystrom hasn't got covered. "In 20 years, you'll figure out what really went on. Which is why I'm looking forward today to finding out what deals really were cut in that usury debate of 20 years ago. Or, debate will always be long-winded when it's a bill everyone understands and short when they don't understand it. So we all know we're in for a long afternoon when there's a bill about dove hunting, fences or farm pickup trucks. Or don't go out with Ed Jones at night if you have to be functional the next day. 1978 was an important election in the country and in Iowa. It was a harbinger election that foretold the sweeping change coming in the 1980 election. In Iowa, Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Clark was upset by Roger Jepsen. It was a stunning upset, caused as many Catholic and evangelical voters left the Democratic party over the abortion issue. For the most part, they have not returned and the shape of politics has been different ever since. The change in politics was affirmed in 1980 by the Reagan landslide, an election that fundamentally changed the nation's philosophy toward government. The change rippled through legislative politics too. Democrats who had won the Legislature during the Watergate era lost it to the Republicans in 1978. The GOP control would be short-lived, thanks to the farm crisis of the 1980s that made Democrats out of many rural voters. The only good news for Democrats that year was the election of Tom Miller as Iowa's new attorney general. He defeated the eminently quotable Richard Turner, who was always a reporters best friend on a slow news day. Bob Ray won yet another term as governor, defeating Jerry Fitzgerald. Lt. Gov. Art Neu retired from that job, having grown tired of waiting around for Ray to leave his job. That enabled an unknown state Representative named Terry Branstad to win the Lieutenant Governorship and we just all knew that little guy was going nowhere in Iowa politics. A new generation of leaders emerged that year. Lowell Junkins became minority leader in the Iowa Senate. Cal Hultman became majority leader. Those two have proven that there really is life after the Legislature and it's often quite profitable too. What the election of 1978 illustrated was something that is still true today. Iowa has a healthy, vigorous two party system. The two parties in Iowa compete hard with one another for the support of Iowans. When that competition turns nasty we're all losers. But when that competition turns positive as each side tries to out do the other by offering the best candidates and best ideas they can find, then all of us in Iowa are the winners. That's the kind of session you are having this year and it's commendable. A healthy two party system is alive and well in Iowa today. The 1979 session of the Legislature was memorable for a couple reasons. They had a $150 million surplus that year and gave a third of it back to the tax payers in a rebate. That's not been repeated since but just imagine what these boys could do today with a $900 million surplus! They also started income tax indexing. Inflation was 9.4 percent that year so that meant something to taxpayers. Unlike the rebate, indexing's an idea that successors have kept around. They legalized graduated payment mortgages and variable rate mortgages. They cut unemployment benefits and allowed credit unions to run checking accounts. Much has changed since 1978 and not all of it for the better. Budgets are larger. Staffs bigger. The costs of campaigns has exploded and they're about to become more expensive now that corporate contributions are legal. Why, in 1978, you could win an open seat in the Iowa Legislature for less than $5,000! Some things never change, though. If you aren't a member, it's still hard to find a place to park around here. There are about 30 lobbyists here who are former members and they'll all tell you the greatest mistake they made while serving was in not providing more places for people to park. But a lot of good things have happened too. It's more business like. The work week is more family friendly. Marathon late night sessions are rare. More women serve in the Legislature today. Some day when half the membership is female, we'll be able to say we have a Legislature that truly reflects the population of this state. But there I've started to preach and I promised not to do that. So to Senator Drake, thank you again for the invitation to address this joint session. To the Pioneer Lawmakers, welcome home. To the members, good luck in making that April 23 adjournment. And to both present and former members in this chamber, I want to say something those of us in the media rarely say - and that is thank you. Thank you for your personal sacrifice. Thank you for your public service. Thank you for trying to make Iowa better and for your willingness to be in what Theodore Roosevelt once called "The Arena." Representative Gipp moved that the joint convention be dissolved at 2:30 p.m. The motion prevailed by a voice vote. The Senate returned to the Senate Chamber and resumed regular session. SPECIAL GUESTS Senator Iverson introduced the Honorable Wayne Bennett, former member of the Senate from Ida County, Ida Grove, Iowa, who was present on the Senate floor. Senator Freeman introduced the Honorable Arne Waldstein, former member of the Senate from Buena Vista County, Storm Lake, Iowa, who was present on the Senate floor. LEAVE OF ABSENCE Leave of absence was granted as follows: Senator Fink for the remainder of the day, on request of Senator Gronstal. UNFINISHED BUSINESS Senate File 465 On motion of Senator McKibben, Senate File 465, a bill for an act authorizing the establishment of an accelerated career education program, providing a tax credit from withholding, and relating to the transfer of job training withholding to the workforce development fund account, placed on the Unfinished Business Calendar on April 5, 1999, was taken up for consideration. The Senate stood at ease at 3:29 p.m. until the fall of the gavel for the purpose of party caucuses. The Senate resumed session at 4:31 p.m., President Kramer presiding. Senator Connolly offered amendment S-3303 filed by him from the floor, to pages 3 and 4 of the bill and called for a division: lines 1-6 as division A; lines 7-8 as division B; lines 9-13 as division C. Senator Connolly moved adoption of amendment S-3303 division A, which motion lost by a voice vote. Senator Connolly moved adoption of amendment S-3303 division B, which motion lost by a voice vote. Senator Connolly moved adoption of amendment S-3303 division C and requested a record roll call. On the question "Shall amendment S-3303 division C be adopted?" (S.F. 465), the vote was: Ayes, 5: Bolkcom Connolly Fraise Hammond Kibbie Nays, 43: Angelo Bartz Behn Black Boettger Dearden Deluhery Drake Dvorsky Flynn Freeman Gaskill Gronstal Hansen Harper Hedge Horn Iverson Jensen Johnson King Kramer Lamberti Lundby Maddox McCoy McKean McKibben McLaren Miller Redfern Redwine Rehberg Rife Rittmer Schuerer Sexton Shearer Soukup Szymoniak Tinsman Veenstra Zieman Absent or not voting, 2: Fink Judge Amendment S-3303 division C lost. Senator Boettger took the chair at 5:03 p.m. President Kramer took the chair at 5:30 p.m. Senator McKibben moved that the bill be read the last time now and placed upon its passage, which motion prevailed by a voice vote, and the bill was read the last time. On the question "Shall the bill pass?" (S.F. 465), the vote was: Ayes, 47: Angelo Bartz Behn Black Boettger Bolkcom Connolly Dearden Deluhery Drake Dvorsky Flynn Fraise Freeman Gaskill Gronstal Hammond Hansen Harper Hedge Horn Iverson Jensen Johnson Kibbie Kramer Lamberti Lundby Maddox McCoy McKean McKibben McLaren Miller Redfern Redwine Rehberg Rife Rittmer Schuerer Sexton Shearer Soukup Szymoniak Tinsman Veenstra Zieman Nays, 1: King Absent or not voting, 2: Fink Judge The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to have passed the Senate and the title was agreed to. Senator Iverson asked and received unanimous consent that Senate File 465 be immediately messaged to the House. HOUSE MESSAGES RECEIVED The following messages were received from the Chief Clerk of the House: MADAM PRESIDENT: I am directed to inform your honorable body that the House has on April 7, 1999, passed the following bills in which the concurrence of the House was asked: Senate File 55, a bill for an act to legalize the transfer of certain property by the joint county system of Black Hawk and Buchanan counties to the Independence community school district, and providing an effective date. Senate File 67, a bill for an act relating to the assessment of civil damages for the illegal taking of a swan or a crane. Senate File 68, a bill for an act relating to counties included in the mid-America port commission. Senate File 176, a bill for an act relating to the elimination of investment counseling as a taxable service under the state sales and use taxes. Senate File 264, a bill for an act relating to the regulatory authority of the natural resource commission on the Sac and Fox tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa settlement in Tama county. Senate File 265, a bill for an act relating to the taking of muskrats by colony trap. ALSO: That the House has on April 7, 1999, amended and passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the Senate is asked: Senate File 230, a bill for an act updating the Iowa Code references to the Internal Revenue Code, extending the loss carryback period for farm net operating losses, providing certain tax credits to estates and trusts, and providing an effective date and a retroactive applicability date. (S-3302) APPENDIX REPORTS OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS HUMAN RESOURCES Convened: April 7, 1999, 11:00 a.m. Members Present: Boettger, Chair; Redwine, Vice Chair; Szymoniak, Ranking Member; Bartz, Behn, Dvorsky, Hammond, Harper, Miller, Schuerer, Tinsman, and Veenstra. Members Absent: Shearer (excused). Committee Business: Recommended governor's appointee for confirmation. Adjourned: 12:28 p.m. STATE GOVERNMENT Convened: April 7, 1999, 10:38 a.m. Members Present: Rittmer, Chair; Lamberti, Vice Chair; Dearden, King, Maddox, Schuerer, Sexton, and Szymoniak. Members Absent: Kibbie, Ranking Member; Connolly, Deluhery, Drake, Fink, Lundby, and McLaren (all excused). Committee Business: Subcommittee assignment. Adjourned: 10:41 a.m. BILL SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR A communication was received announcing that on April 7, 1999, the Governor approved and transmitted to the Secretary of State the following bill: S.F. 203 - Relating to transportation, including regulation of school buses and special trucks, vehicle titling and registration, commercial driver's licenses, regulations on motor carriers, regulations on motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors, and dealers, size, weight, and load restrictions on vehicles, driver education, transportation of students, equipment on vehicles, recision of a driver's license revocation, and administrative procedures of the state department of transportation, and providing for fees and penalties and an effective date. CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION The Secretary of the Senate issued the following certificates of recognition: Dean Aydelott, Missouri Valley - For achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Boettger (05/23/99). Estella Boettger, Harlan - For celebrating your 90th Birthday on April 17, 1999. Senator Boettger (04/07/99). Steven J. C. Ehrig - For achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Rehberg (04/07/99). Harlan Community High School Jazz Band - For winning the Class 3A State Jazz Band Championship. Senator Boettger (04/07/99). Jarrod Knudsen - For achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Redwine (04/07/99). Steve Lawson, Director Harlan Community High School Jazz Band - For winning the Class 3A State Jazz Band Championship. Senator Boettger (04/07/99). Jon Lowry - For achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Redwine (04/07/99). Natalie Lukan, Marshalltown - For being the State Winner of the American History Contest. Senator McKibben (04/07/99). Operation: New View Community Action Agency - For celebrating your 25th Anniversary. Senator Flynn (04/07/99). GOVERNOR'S APPOINTEE PLACED ON EN BLOC CALENDAR The following appointee, assigned to standing committees for investigation, was placed on the En Bloc Calendar with recommendation for confirmation on April 7, 1999: HUMAN RESOURCES Nancy McKlveen - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Commission SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS House File 351 JUDICIARY: Angelo, Chair; Fraise and McKean House File 683 JUDICIARY: Tinsman, Chair; Hansen and Miller GOVERNOR'S WITHDRAWAL OF APPOINTEE The following letter from the Governor was received in the office of the Secretary of the Senate on April 7, 1999: On March 15 of this year, I submitted the name of Steven Wettach of Henry County to serve on the Board of Dental Examiners. At his request, I withdraw his name from further consideration by the Senate. Sincerely, THOMAS J. VILSACK Governor AMENDMENTS FILED S-3301 H.F. 218 Merlin E. Bartz S-3302 S.F. 230 House S-3303 S.F. 465 Michael W. Connolly S-3304 H.F. 737 Joe Bolkcom S-3305 H.F. 737 Joe Bolkcom Robert E. Dvorsky Matt McCoy Johnie Hammond Patrick J. Deluhery Eugene Fraise Bill Fink Dennis H. Black Tom Flynn Steven D. Hansen Michael W. Connolly Elaine Szymoniak Betty Soukup Patricia M. Harper Michael E. Gronstal John P. Kibbie Mark Shearer Wally E. Horn Dick L. Dearden S-3306 H.F. 737 Joe Bolkcom Jack Rife ADJOURNMENT On motion of Senator Iverson, the Senate adjourned at 5:46 p.m., until 9:00 a.m., Thursday, April 8, 1999. 41st Memorial Service Senate Chamber Wednesday, April 7, 1999 7:00 p.m. Mary Kramer Ron J. Corbett West Des Moines Cedar Rapids President of the Senate Speaker of the House Michael E. Marshall Elizabeth A. Isaacson Urbandale Des Moines Secretary of the Senate Chief Clerk of the House JOINT MEMORIAL SERVICE SEVENTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY SENATE CHAMBER WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1999 PROGRAM Senator John Jensen, presiding Prelude...........................................Pianist, Senator Mary Kramer "Life's Railway to Heaven"............................................C. Tillman Instrumental: Senator Andy McKean Invocation.....................................................Senator John Jensen MEMORIALS - HOUSE Reader: Representative Dan Boddicker MEMORIALS - SENATE and HOUSE Reader: Senator O. Gene Maddox MEMORIALS - HOUSE Reader: Representative Donna M. Barry "In This Very Room".....................................Ron and Carol Harris Memorial Choir: Directed by Senator Mark S. Shearer Accompanied by Senator Mary Kramer MEMORIALS - HOUSE and SENATE Reading: Representative Hubert M. Houser and Senator Robert E. Dvorsky "On Eagle's Wings"..............................................Michael Joncas Senator Merlin Bartz MEMORIALS - SENATE and HOUSE Reading: Senator Eugene Fraise MEMORIALS - HOUSE and SENATE Reading: Representative Dennis May MEMORIALS - HOUSE Reading: Senator Michael W. Connolly "Let There Be Peace on Earth"..................Sy Miller and Jill Jackson Memorial Choir IN MEMORIAM SERVED IN THE SENATE Honorable Max Milo Mills (Marshall County): 61st and 62nd (1965-1968) SERVED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE Honorable Warren E. Curtis (Cherokee County): House - 64th (1971- 1972) Senate - 65th, 66th, 67th, and 67th X (1973-1978) Honorable Robert R. Dodds (Des Moines County): House - 57th, 58th, and 59th (1957-1962) Senate - 60th, 60thX, 61st, 62nd, and 63rd (1963-1970) Honorable James O. Henry (Pottawattamie County): House - 55th and 56th (1953-1956) Senate - 57th and 58th (1957-1960) Honorable Lee Holt (Clay County): House - 68th, 69th, 69thX, 69thXX (1979-1982) Senate - 70th, 71st, 72nd, 72ndX, and 72ndXX (1983-1988) Honorable Emil J. Husak (Tama County): House - 64th, 65th, 66th, 67th, 67thX, and 68th (1971-1980) Senate - 69th, 69X, 69thXX, 70th, 71st, 72nd, 72ndX, 72ndXX, 73rd, 74th,74thX, 74thXX, 75th and 76th (1981-1996) SERVED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Honorable M. W. "Jack" Beaman (Clarke County): 72nd, 72ndX, 72ndXX, 73rd, 74th, 74thX, 74thXX, and 75th (1987-1994) Honorable Phillip E. Brammer (Linn County): 70th, 71st, 72nd, 72ndX, 72ndXX, 73rd, 74th, 74thX, 74thXX, 75th, and 76th (1983-1996) Honorable Donovan W. Burington (Woodbury County): 46th (1935-1936) Honorable Herbert L. Campbell, II (Washington County): 63rd and 64th (1969-1972) Honorable Horace C. Daggett (Union County): 65th, 66th, 67th, 67thX, 68th, 69th, 69thX, 69thXX, 70th, 71st, 72nd, 72ndX, 72ndXX, 73rd, 74th, 74thX, 74thXX, 75th, and 76th (1973-1996) Honorable Lloyd G. Jackson (Clinton County): 61st (1965-1966) Honorable James D. Jordan (Linn County): 65th and 66th (1973-1976) Honorable Willis E. Junker (Woodbury County): 65th, 66th, 67th and 67thX (1973-1978) Honorable Carroll A. Lane (Carroll County): 50th, 50thX, and 51st (1943- 1946) Honorable Harry C. Madden (Union County): 61st (1965-1966) Honorable Floyd H. Millen (Van Buren County): 60th, 60thX, 61st, 62nd, 63rd, 64th, 65th, 66th, 67th, 67X, and 68th (1963-1980) Honorable Roy A. Miller (Jones County): 60th, 60thX, 62nd and 63rd (1963- 1964) and (1967-1970) Honorable Harold F. Mueller (Worth County): 58th, 59th, 60th, 60thX, and 61st (1959-1966) Honorable Louis J. Muhlbauer (Crawford County): 70th, 71st, 72nd, 72ndX, 72ndXX, 73rd, 74th, 74thX, and 74thXX (1983-1992) Honorable Samuel E. Orebaugh (Polk County): 50th and 50thX (1943-1944) Honorable Don W. Shoning (Woodbury County): 71st, 72nd,72ndX, 72ndXX, 73rd, 74th, 74thX, and 74thXX (1985-1992) CANDLELIGHTERS HOSTS Senator Betty Soukup Senator Mary Lou Freeman Senator Maggie Tinsman Senator H. Kay Hedge Senator Patricia Harper Senator John P. Kibbie Representative Effie Lee Boggess Representative Cecil Dolecheck Representative Russell J. Eddie Representative Clarence C. Hoffman Representative John P. Sunderbruch SENATE MEMORIAL COMMITTEE HOUSE MEMORIAL COMMITTEE Honorable Richard F. Drake, Chair Honorable Ralph F. Klemme, Chair Honorable Michael W. Connolly Honorable Carmine Boal Honorable John P. Kibbie Honorable William A. Dotzler, Jr. Honorable Merlin E. Bartz Honorable Dolores M. Mertz Honorable O. Gene Maddox Honorable Mark S. Shearer Flowers arranged by The Bloomin' Greenery, Indianola, Iowa 980 JOURNAL OF THE SENATE 87th Day 87th Day WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1999 979
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