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A random drug testing bill was approved by Governor Branstad on Tuesday, March 17, 1998.  A complete set of Des Moines Register newspaper articles regarding this bill can be found by clicking here.   The record from the Senate Journal of Wednesday, February 18, 1998, follows:

Wednesday, February 18, 1998

The Senate resumed session at 4:34 p.m., President Kramer presiding.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
(Deferred April 25, 1997)

H.F. 299

The Senate resumed consideration of H.F. 299, a bill for an act concerning drug and alcohol testing of private sector employees and prospective employees and providing remedies and an effective date, and amendment S-3771 filed by Senator King on April 24, 1997, to strike everything after the enacting clause of the bill, deferred April 25, 1997.

Senator King asked and received unanimous consent that action on amendment S-3771 be deferred.

Senator King offered amendment S-3851 filed by him on April 29, 1997, striking everything after the enacting clause and to the title page of the bill.

Senator King asked and received unanimous consent that action on amendment S-3851 be deferred.

Senator Vilsack offered amendment S-5004 filed by Senators Vilsack and Gronstal on January 12, 1998, to page 1 of amendment S-3851 and moved its adoption.

A record roll call was requested.

On the question "Shall amendment S-5004 to amendment S-3851 be adopted?" (H.F. 299), the vote was:

Ayes, 22:

Black
Dvorsky
Gettings
Hansen
Kibbie
Szymoniak
Connolly
Fink
Gronstal
Harper
McCoy
Vilsack
Dearden
Flynn
Halvorson
Horn
Neuhauser
Deluhery
Fraise
Hammond
Judge
Palmer

Nays, 27:

Angelo
Borlaug
Gaskill
King
McKean
Redwine
Rittmer
Bartz
Douglas
Hedge
Kramer
McKibben
Rehberg
Schuerer
Behn
Drake
Iverson
Lundby
McLaren
Rensink
Tinsman
Boettger
Freeman
Jensen
Maddox
Redfern
Rife

Absent or Not Voting, 1:

Zieman

Amendment S-5004 lost.

Senator King offered amendment S-5043 filed by Senators King and McLaren from the floor, to page 1 of amendment S-3851.

Senator King asked and received unanimous consent that action on amendment S-5043 be deferred.

The Senate stood at ease at 4:49 p.m. until the fall of the gavel for the purpose of a party caucus.

The Senate resumed session at 5:11 p.m., President Kramer presiding.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of absence was granted as follows: Senator Szymoniak for the remainder of the day, on request of Senator Gronstal.

BUSINESS PENDING

H.F. 299

The Senate resumed consideration of H.F. 299 and amendment S-5044, previously deferred.

Senator King moved the adoption of amendment S-5044.

A record roll call was requested.

On the question "Shall amendment S-5044 to amendment S-3851 be adopted?" (H.F. 299) the vote was:

Ayes, 26:

Angelo
Borlaug
Gaskill
King
McKean
Redwine
Schuerer
Bartz
Douglas
Hedge
Kramer
McKibben
Rehberg
Tinsman
Behn
Drake
Iverson
Lundby
McLaren
Rensink
Boettger
Freeman
Jensen
Maddox
Redfern
Rittmer

Nays, 22:

Black
Dvorsky
Gettings
Hansen
Kibbie
Rife
Connolly
Fink
Gronstal
Harper
McCoy
Vilsack
Dearden
Flynn
Halvorson
Horn
Neuhauser
Deluhery
Fraise
Hammond
Judge
Palmer

Absent or Not Voting, 2:

Szymoniak Zieman

Amendment S-5044 was adopted.

Senator King moved adoption of amendment S-3851 as amended.

A record roll call was requested.

On the question "Shall amendment S-3851 be adopted?" (H.F. 299) the vote was:

Ayes, 26:

Angelo
Borlaug
Gaskill
King
McKean
Redwine
Schuerer
Bartz
Douglas
Hedge
Kramer
McKibben
Rehberg
Tinsman
Behn
Drake
Iverson
Lundby
McLaren
Rensink
Boettger
Freeman
Jensen
Maddox
Redfern
Rittmer

Nays, 22:

Black
Dvorsky
Gettings
Hansen
Kibbie
Rife
Connolly
Fink
Gronstal
Harper
McCoy
Vilsack
Dearden
Flynn
Halvorson
Horn
Neuhauser
Deluhery
Fraise
Hammond
Judge
Palmer

Absent or Not Voting, 2:

Szymoniak Zieman

Amendment S-3851 was adopted.

With the adoption of amendment S-3851, the Chair ruled the following amendments out of order:

Amendment S-5043 filed by Senators King and McLaren from the floor to page 1 of amendment S-3851.

Amendment S-3771 filed by Senator King on April 24, 1997, striking everything after the enacting clause of the bill, previously deferred.

Amendment S-3789 filed by Senator King on April 25, 1997, to page 1 of amendment S-3771.

Amendment S-3855 filed by Senator Vilsack on April 29, 1997, to page 1 of amendment S-3771.

Amendment S-3856 filed by Senator Vilsack on April 29, 1997, to page 1 of amendment S-3771.

Amendment S-3857 filed by Senator Vilsack on April 29, 1997, to page 1 of amendment S-3771.

Amendment S-5001 filed by Senators Vilsack and Gronstal on January 12, 1998, to page 1 of amendment S-3771.

Amendment S-5002 filed by Senators Vilsack and Gronstal on January 12, 1998, to page 1 of amendment S-3771.

Amendment S-5003 filed by Senators Vilsack and Gronstal on January 12, 1998, to page 1 of amendment S-3771.

Amendment S-5036 filed by Senator King on February 12, 1998, to page 1 of amendment S-3771.

Amendment S-5035 filed by Senator King on February 12, 1998, striking everything after the enacting clause of the bill.

Amendment S-5037 filed by Senator King on February 16, 1998, to page 1 of amendment S-5035.

Amendment S-5038 filed by Senator King on February 16, 1998, to page 1 of amendment S-5035.

Amendment S-5042 filed by Senators King and McLaren from the floor to page 1 of amendment S-5035.

Amendment S-5045 filed by the committee on Judiciary from the floor to page 1 of amendment S-5035.

Amendment S-5047 filed by Senator Flynn from the floor to page 9 of amendment S-5035.

Amendment S-3349 filed by the committee on Judiciary on April 2, 1997, to pages 2-6, 8, and 10 of the bill.

The following motion to reconsider filed by Senator Iverson on April 25, 1997, was out of order:

MADAM PRESIDENT:  I move to reconsider the vote by which amendment S-3772 to amendment S-3771 failed to be adopted by the Senate on April 25, 1997.

Senator King 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?" (H.F. 299), the vote was:

Rule 23, requiring all Senators present to vote except those who express a conflict of interest, was invoked.

Ayes, 26:

Angelo
Borlaug
Gaskill
King
McKean
Redwine
Schuerer
Bartz
Douglas
Hedge
Kramer
McKibben
Rehberg
Tinsman
Behn
Drake
Iverson
Lundby
McLaren
Rensink
Boettger
Freeman
Jensen
Maddox
Redfern
Rittmer

Nays, 22:

Black
Dvorsky
Gettings
Hansen
Kibbie
Rife
Connolly
Fink
Gronstal
Harper
McCoy
Vilsack
Dearden
Flynn
Halvorson
Horn
Neuhauser
Deluhery
Fraise
Hammond
Judge
Palmer

Absent or Not Voting, 2:

Szymoniak Zieman

The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to have passed the Senate and the title was agreed to.

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