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SENATE JOURNAL

Sixty-second General Assembly

STATE OF COLORADO

First Regular Session

91st Legislative Day Tuesday, April 6, 1999


Call to By the President at 9:00 a.m.

Order

Prayer By the chaplain, Rev. John Pahls, Jr., St. Michael's Episcopal Parish, Colorado Springs.

Roll Call Present--Total, 32.

Absent/Excused--Feeley, Lacy, Lamborn--Total, 3.

Present later--Feeley, Lacy, Lamborn.

Quorum The President announced a quorum present.

Reading of On motion of Senator Dyer, reading of the Journal of April 5 was

Journal dispensed with and the Journal stands approved as corrected by the Secretary.

SENATE SERVICES REPORT

Senate Correctly printed: SB 99-221; SCR 99-2.

Services

Correctly enrolled: SB 99-140, 201.

Correctly engrossed: SB 99-61, 96.

To the Governor for signature on Monday, April 5, 1999, at 2:15 pm:

SB 99-12, 46, 112, 170.


SIGNING OF BILLS

The President has signed: SB99-140, 201.

The President has signed: HB99-1049 and 1157.


MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR

April 5, 1999

To the Honorable

Colorado Senate

Sixty-second General Assembly

First Regular Session

Denver, CO 80203

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to inform you that I have approved and filed with the Secretary of State the following Acts:

S.B. 99 - 028 - Concerning a Reduction in the Percentage of Votes Cast for the Winning Candidate in Certain Elections by Which a Candidate Loses that Necessitates an Automatic Recount of the Votes Cast.

Approved April 5, 1999 at 3:24 p.m.

S.B. 99 - 063 - Concerning the Provision of Special Plates for Military Veterans.

Approved April 5, 1999 at 3:22 p.m.

S.B. 99 - 069 - Concerning the Requirements for Health Care Coverage for Business Groups of One.

Approved April 5, 1999 at 3:47 p.m.

S.B. 99 - 136 - Concerning the Continuation of the Colorado Natural Areas Council.

Approved April 5, 1999 at 4:05 p.m.

Sincerely,

(Signed)

Bill Owens

Governor

Rec'd 4/6/99 9:00 a.m.

P. Dicks, Secretary

THIRD READING OF BILLS--FINAL PASSAGE

On Third Reading, the titles of the following bills were publicly read, the reading at length having been dispensed with by unanimous consent:

SB 99-061 by Sen. Anderson; Rep. Kaufman--Parole Issues

A majority of those elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, Senator Anderson was given permission to offer a Third Reading amendment.

Third Reading Amendment No. 1, by Senator Anderson

Amend engrossed bill, page 3, line 5, strike "1999," and substitute "2000,";

line 6, strike "1999." and substitute "2000.";

line 8, strike "2002." and substitute "2003.".

Page 10, line 12, strike "6" and substitute "10".

A majority of all members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the amendment was adopted.

The question being "Shall the bill, as amended, pass?" the roll was called with the following result:

YES 33


NO 0


EXCUSED 2


ABSENT 0


Anderson

Y

Evans

Y

Musgrave

Y

Tanner

Y

Andrews

Y

Feeley

E

Nichol

Y

Tebedo

Y

Arnold

Y

Hernandez

Y

Owen

Y

Teck

Y

Blickensderfer

Y

Hillman

Y

Pascoe

Y

Thiebaut

Y

Chlouber

Y

Lacy

E

Perlmutter

Y

Wattenberg

Y

Congrove

Y

Lamborn

Y

Phillips

Y

Weddig

Y

Dennis

Y

Linkhart

Y

Reeves

Y

Wham

Y

Dyer

Y

Martinez

Y

Rupert

Y

Mr. President

Y

Epps

Y

Matsunaka

Y

Sullivant

Y


A majority of all members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the bill, as amended, was declared PASSED.

Co-sponsor added: Epps.

SB 99-096 by Sen. Rupert; Rep. Morrison--Female Genital Mutilation

The question being "Shall the bill pass?" the roll was called with the following result:

YES 32


NO 3


EXCUSED 0


ABSENT 0


Anderson

Y

Evans

Y

Musgrave

N

Tanner

Y

Andrews

Y

Feeley

Y

Nichol

Y

Tebedo

Y

Arnold

Y

Hernandez

Y

Owen

Y

Teck

Y

Blickensderfer

Y

Hillman

Y

Pascoe

Y

Thiebaut

Y

Chlouber

Y

Lacy

Y

Perlmutter

Y

Wattenberg

Y

Congrove

N

Lamborn

N

Phillips

Y

Weddig

Y

Dennis

Y

Linkhart

Y

Reeves

Y

Wham

Y

Dyer

Y

Martinez

Y

Rupert

Y

Mr. President

Y

Epps

Y

Matsunaka

Y

Sullivant

Y


A majority of all members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the bill was declared PASSED.

Co-sponsors added: Dyer, Feeley, Hernandez, Linkhart, Martinez, Pascoe, Phillips, Reeves, Tanner, Tebedo, Weddig, Wham.


______________________________

On motion of Senator Blickensderfer, and with a majority of those elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the Senate proceeded out of order for Consideration of House amendments to Senate Bills.

______________________________

CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILLS

SB 99-099 by Sen. Anderson; Rep. Taylor--Real Estate Division And Commission

Laid over until Wednesday, April 7, retaining its place on the calendar.

SB 99-035 by Sen. Powers; Rep. Taylor--Inspection Of Manufactured Units

Senator Powers moved that the Senate concur in House amendments to SB99-035, as

printed in House Journal, March 24, page 928. The motion was adopted by the

following roll call vote:

YES 35


NO 0


EXCUSED 0


ABSENT 0


Anderson

Y

Evans

Y

Musgrave

Y

Tanner

Y

Andrews

Y

Feeley

Y

Nichol

Y

Tebedo

Y

Arnold

Y

Hernandez

Y

Owen

Y

Teck

Y

Blickensderfer

Y

Hillman

Y

Pascoe

Y

Thiebaut

Y

Chlouber

Y

Lacy

Y

Perlmutter

Y

Wattenberg

Y

Congrove

Y

Lamborn

Y

Phillips

Y

Weddig

Y

Dennis

Y

Linkhart

Y

Reeves

Y

Wham

Y

Dyer

Y

Martinez

Y

Rupert

Y

Mr. President

Y

Epps

Y

Matsunaka

Y

Sullivant

Y


The question being "Shall the bill, as amended, pass?" the roll was called with the

following result:

YES 34


NO 1


EXCUSED 0


ABSENT 0


Anderson

Y

Evans

Y

Musgrave

Y

Tanner

Y

Andrews

Y

Feeley

Y

Nichol

N

Tebedo

Y

Arnold

Y

Hernandez

Y

Owen

Y

Teck

Y

Blickensderfer

Y

Hillman

Y

Pascoe

Y

Thiebaut

Y

Chlouber

Y

Lacy

Y

Perlmutter

Y

Wattenberg

Y

Congrove

Y

Lamborn

Y

Phillips

Y

Weddig

Y

Dennis

Y

Linkhart

Y

Reeves

Y

Wham

Y

Dyer

Y

Martinez

Y

Rupert

Y

Mr. President

Y

Epps

Y

Matsunaka

Y

Sullivant

Y


A majority of all members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the bill,

as amended, was declared REPASSED.

Co-sponsors added: Epps, Evans, Hillman.

SB 99-155 by Sen. Blickensderfer; Rep. McPherson--Labor Lockout Unemployment Benefits

Laid over until Wednesday, April 7, retaining its place on the calendar.

______________________________

On motion of Senator Blickensderfer, and with a majority of those elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the Senate proceeded out of order for Consideration of Conference Committee Reports.

______________________________

CONSIDERATION OF CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORTS

SB 99-044 by Sen. Teck; Rep. Alexander--Wine Festival Permits

Senator Teck moved for the adoption of the First Report of the First Conference

Committee on SB99-044, printed in Senate Journal, April 5, page 693. The motion

was adopted by the following roll call vote:

YES 35


NO 0


EXCUSED 0


ABSENT 0


Anderson

Y

Evans

Y

Musgrave

Y

Tanner

Y

Andrews

Y

Feeley

Y

Nichol

Y

Tebedo

Y

Arnold

Y

Hernandez

Y

Owen

Y

Teck

Y

Blickensderfer

Y

Hillman

Y

Pascoe

Y

Thiebaut

Y

Chlouber

Y

Lacy

Y

Perlmutter

Y

Wattenberg

Y

Congrove

Y

Lamborn

Y

Phillips

Y

Weddig

Y

Dennis

Y

Linkhart

Y

Reeves

Y

Wham

Y

Dyer

Y

Martinez

Y

Rupert

Y

Mr. President

Y

Epps

Y

Matsunaka

Y

Sullivant

Y


The question being "Shall the bill, as amended, pass?" the roll was called with the

following result:

YES 35


NO 0


EXCUSED 0


ABSENT 0


Anderson

Y

Evans

Y

Musgrave

Y

Tanner

Y

Andrews

Y

Feeley

Y

Nichol

Y

Tebedo

Y

Arnold

Y

Hernandez

Y

Owen

Y

Teck

Y

Blickensderfer

Y

Hillman

Y

Pascoe

Y

Thiebaut

Y

Chlouber

Y

Lacy

Y

Perlmutter

Y

Wattenberg

Y

Congrove

Y

Lamborn

Y

Phillips

Y

Weddig

Y

Dennis

Y

Linkhart

Y

Reeves

Y

Wham

Y

Dyer

Y

Martinez

Y

Rupert

Y

Mr. President

Y

Epps

Y

Matsunaka

Y

Sullivant

Y


A majority of all members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the bill,

as amended, was declared REPASSED.

SB 99-123 by Sen. Teck; Rep. Lee--Insurance Assignments

Senator Teck moved for the adoption of the First Report of the First Conference

Committee on SB99-123, printed in Senate Journal, April 5, page 693-694. The motion

was adopted by the following roll call vote:

YES 35


NO 0


EXCUSED 0


ABSENT 0


Anderson

Y

Evans

Y

Musgrave

Y

Tanner

Y

Andrews

Y

Feeley

Y

Nichol

Y

Tebedo

Y

Arnold

Y

Hernandez

Y

Owen

Y

Teck

Y

Blickensderfer

Y

Hillman

Y

Pascoe

Y

Thiebaut

Y

Chlouber

Y

Lacy

Y

Perlmutter

Y

Wattenberg

Y

Congrove

Y

Lamborn

Y

Phillips

Y

Weddig

Y

Dennis

Y

Linkhart

Y

Reeves

Y

Wham

Y

Dyer

Y

Martinez

Y

Rupert

Y

Mr. President

Y

Epps

Y

Matsunaka

Y

Sullivant

Y


The question being "Shall the bill, as amended, pass?" the roll was called with the

following result:

YES 35


NO 0


EXCUSED 0


ABSENT 0


Anderson

Y

Evans

Y

Musgrave

Y

Tanner

Y

Andrews

Y

Feeley

Y

Nichol

Y

Tebedo

Y

Arnold

Y

Hernandez

Y

Owen

Y

Teck

Y

Blickensderfer

Y

Hillman

Y

Pascoe

Y

Thiebaut

Y

Chlouber

Y

Lacy

Y

Perlmutter

Y

Wattenberg

Y

Congrove

Y

Lamborn

Y

Phillips

Y

Weddig

Y

Dennis

Y

Linkhart

Y

Reeves

Y

Wham

Y

Dyer

Y

Martinez

Y

Rupert

Y

Mr. President

Y

Epps

Y

Matsunaka

Y

Sullivant

Y


A majority of all members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the bill,

as amended, was declared REPASSED.

______________________________

On motion of Senator Blickensderfer, and with a majority of those elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the Senate proceeded out of order for Consideration of Resolutions.

______________________________

CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS

SJR 99-012 by Senators Owen; also Representative McElhany--Census bureau's use of stats for decennial.

On motion of Senator Owen, the Resolution was ADOPTED by the following roll call

vote:

YES 20


NO 14


EXCUSED 1


ABSENT 0


Anderson

Y

Evans

Y

Musgrave

Y

Tanner

N

Andrews

Y

Feeley

N

Nichol

Y

Tebedo

Y

Arnold

Y

Hernandez

N

Owen

Y

Teck

Y

Blickensderfer

Y

Hillman

Y

Pascoe

N

Thiebaut

N

Chlouber

Y

Lacy

Y

Perlmutter

N

Wattenberg

E

Congrove

Y

Lamborn

Y

Phillips

N

Weddig

N

Dennis

Y

Linkhart

N

Reeves

N

Wham

Y

Dyer

N

Martinez

N

Rupert

N

Mr. President

Y

Epps

Y

Matsunaka

N

Sullivant

Y


SR 99-010 by Senators Lamborn, Andrews, Congrove, Hillman, Musgrave, and Tebedo -- Concerning topics to be discussed during the visit to Denver of the Premier of China.

(Printed in Senate Journal, April 1, pages 675-676.)


Amendment No. 1, by Senator Feeley

Amend the resolution, as printed in Senate Journal, page 675, line 56, strike "and" and substitute "now, therefore,";

strike lines 58 through 66.

The amendment was declared LOST by the following roll call vote:

YES 15


NO 19


EXCUSED 1


ABSENT 0


Anderson

N

Evans

N

Musgrave

N

Tanner

Y

Andrews

N

Feeley

Y

Nichol

Y

Tebedo

N

Arnold

N

Hernandez

Y

Owen

N

Teck

N

Blickensderfer

N

Hillman

N

Pascoe

Y

Thiebaut

Y

Chlouber

N

Lacy

N

Perlmutter

Y

Wattenberg

E

Congrove

N

Lamborn

N

Phillips

Y

Weddig

Y

Dennis

N

Linkhart

Y

Reeves

Y

Wham

N

Dyer

Y

Martinez

Y

Rupert

Y

Mr. President

N

Epps

N

Matsunaka

Y

Sullivant

N


Amendment No. 2, by Senator Rupert

Amend printed resolution, as printed in the Senate Journal, April 1, 1999, page 675, strike lines 44 through 46.

Less than a majority of all members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative,

the amendment was declared LOST.

Amendment No. 3, by Senator Thiebaut

Amend printed resolution, as printed in the Senate Journal, April 1, 1999, page 676, after line 11, insert the following:

"(5)  That the Senate requests Governor Owens and Mayor Webb to provide a written report to the Senate of such discussions within fourteen days of the meeting and to explain in detail in that report the results and reactions of Premier Zhu to the three issues of concern to Coloradans as they are set forth above."

The amendment was ADOPTED by the following roll call vote:

YES 33


NO 1


EXCUSED 1


ABSENT 0


Anderson

Y

Evans

Y

Musgrave

Y

Tanner

Y

Andrews

Y

Feeley

Y

Nichol

Y

Tebedo

Y

Arnold

Y

Hernandez

Y

Owen

Y

Teck

Y

Blickensderfer

Y

Hillman

Y

Pascoe

Y

Thiebaut

Y

Chlouber

Y

Lacy

Y

Perlmutter

Y

Wattenberg

E

Congrove

Y

Lamborn

Y

Phillips

Y

Weddig

Y

Dennis

Y

Linkhart

N

Reeves

Y

Wham

Y

Dyer

Y

Martinez

Y

Rupert

Y

Mr. President

Y

Epps

Y

Matsunaka

Y

Sullivant

Y


The question being "Shall the Resolution, as amended, pass?" the roll was called with the

following result:

YES 18


NO 16


EXCUSED 1


ABSENT 0


Anderson

Y

Evans

Y

Musgrave

Y

Tanner

N

Andrews

Y

Feeley

N

Nichol

N

Tebedo

Y

Arnold

Y

Hernandez

N

Owen

Y

Teck

Y

Blickensderfer

Y

Hillman

Y

Pascoe

N

Thiebaut

N

Chlouber

Y

Lacy

Y

Perlmutter

N

Wattenberg

E

Congrove

Y

Lamborn

Y

Phillips

N

Weddig

N

Dennis

Y

Linkhart

N

Reeves

N

Wham

N

Dyer

N

Martinez

N

Rupert

N

Mr. President

Y

Epps

Y

Matsunaka

N

Sullivant

Y


A majority of all members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the Resolution, as amended, was declared PASSED.

SJR 99-025 by Senators Pascoe, Blickensderfer, Feeley, Linkhart, Matsunaka, Perlmutter, Reeves, Rupert, Thiebaut, and Wham; also Representative Gotlieb--Concerning honoring Opera Colorado cofounders Louise Sherman and Nathaniel Merrill.

Laid over until Wednesday, April 7, retaining its place on the calendar.



MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE:

April 6, 1999

Mr. President:

The House has adopted and transmits herewith HJR99-1022, as printed in House Journal, March 29, pages 1001-1002.

INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION

The following resolution was read by title and taken upon immediate consideration:

HJR 99-1022 by Rep. McPherson; Senator Blickensderfer-Scottish Tartan Day

(Printed in House Journal, March 29, pages 1001-1002.)

Senator Blickensderfer moved to suspend Senate Rule 30(e).

On motion of Senator Blickensderfer, and with a two-thirds majority of those elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, Senate Rule 30(e) was suspended and immediate consideration granted.

On motion of Senator Blickensderfer, the Resolution was ADOPTED by the following

roll call vote:

YES 34


NO 0


EXCUSED 1


ABSENT 0


Anderson

Y

Evans

Y

Musgrave

Y

Tanner

Y

Andrews

Y

Feeley

Y

Nichol

Y

Tebedo

Y

Arnold

Y

Hernandez

Y

Owen

Y

Teck

Y

Blickensderfer

Y

Hillman

Y

Pascoe

Y

Thiebaut

Y

Chlouber

Y

Lacy

Y

Perlmutter

Y

Wattenberg

E

Congrove

Y

Lamborn

Y

Phillips

Y

Weddig

Y

Dennis

Y

Linkhart

Y

Reeves

Y

Wham

Y

Dyer

Y

Martinez

Y

Rupert

Y

Mr. President

Y

Epps

Y

Matsunaka

Y

Sullivant

Y


Co-sponsors added: Anderson, Andrews, Arnold, Chlouber, Congrove, Dennis, Dyer, Epps, Evans, Feeley, Hernandez, Hillman, Lacy, Lamborn, Linkhart, Martinez, Matsunaka, Musgrave, Nichol, Owen, Pascoe, Perlmutter, Phillips, Powers, Reeves, Rupert, Sullivant, Tanner, Tebedo, Teck, Thiebaut, Weddig, Wham.

______________________________

On motion of Senator Blickensderfer, and with a majority of those elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the balance of the calendar of Tuesday, April 6, was laid over until Wednesday, April 7, retaining its place on the calendar.

______________________________

Senate in recess.

Senate reconvened.

COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE REPORT

Business After consideration on the merits, the committee recommends that the following be

Affairs referred favorably to the Committee of the Whole: HB99-1326

and Labor


MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE:

April 6, 1999

Mr. President:

The House has passed on Third Reading and transmitted to the Revisor of Statutes HB99-1278, amended as printed in House Journal, April 5, pages 1043-1044;

HB99-1287, amended as printed in House Journal, April 5, page 1044;

HB99-1306, amended as printed in House Journal, April 5, pages 1044-1046;

HB99-1308, amended as printed in House Journal, April 5, pages 1046-1047;

HB99-1342, amended as printed in House Journal, April 5, page 1047.

The House has voted not to concur in the Senate amendments to HB99-1097 and requests that a conference committee be appointed. The Speaker has appointed Representatives Dean, chairman, Spradley, and Gordon as House conferees on the First Conference Committee on HB99-1097. The bill is transmitted herewith.

April 6, 1999

Mr. President:

In response to the request of the Senate, the Speaker has appointed Representatives Kaufman, chairman, Scott, and Plant as House conferees on the First Conference Committee on SB99-011.

In response to the request of the Senate, the Speaker has appointed Representatives Johnson, chairman, T. Williams, and Veiga as House conferees on the First Conference Committee on SB99-025.

In response to the request of the Senate, the Speaker has appointed Representatives Kaufman, chairman, T. Williams, and Tochtrop as House conferees on the First Conference Committee on SB99-072.


MESSAGE FROM THE REVISOR

April 6, 1999

We herewith transmit:

without comment, as amended, HB99-1278, 1287, 1306, 1308, and 1342.

FIRST REPORT OF FIRST CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

ON HB99-1160

*****************************

THIS REPORT AMENDS THE

REREVISED BILL

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To the President of the Senate and the

Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Your first conference committee appointed on HB99-1160, concerning the canvass of elections, has met and reports that it has agreed upon the following:

That the House accede to the Senate amendment made to the bill, as said amendment appears in the rerevised bill, with the following changes:

Amend rerevised bill, page 15, line 13, strike "(1)  A" and substitute "(1) (a)  IF SENATE BILL 99-028 IS NOT ENACTED AT THE FIRST REGULAR SESSION OF THE SIXTY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND DOES NOT BECOME LAW, A";

line 17, strike "ONE-HALF OF ONE" and substitute "ONE";

after line 19, insert the following:

"(b)  IF SENATE BILL 99-028 IS ENACTED AT THE FIRST REGULAR SESSION OF THE SIXTY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND BECOMES LAW, A RECOUNT OF ANY ELECTION CONTEST SHALL BE HELD IF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES CAST IN THAT ELECTION CONTEST AND THE NEXT HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES CAST IN THAT ELECTION CONTEST IS LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO ONE-HALF OF ONE PERCENT OF THE HIGHEST VOTE CAST IN THAT ELECTION CONTEST. A RECOUNT SHALL OCCUR ONLY AFTER THE CANVASS BOARD CERTIFIES THE ORIGINAL VOTE COUNT.".

Respectfully submitted,

House Committee: Senate Committee:

Rep. Rob Fairbank, Chairman Sen. Mark Hillman

Rep. Bob Hagedorn Sen. Jim Dyer

Rep. William Kaufman Sen. John Evans


On motion of Senator Owen, the Senate adjourned until 9:00 a.m., Wednesday,

April 7, 1999.

Approved:


Ray Powers

President of the Senate

Attest:

Patricia K. Dicks

Secretary of the Senate