The Overland Park Republican was handling a non-controversial
bill Thursday creating the Kansas Council for Interstate Juvenile
Supervision. He had expected first-round approval on a voice vote.
What he heard instead was a chorus of ``No'' before Sen. Jean
Schodorf, who was presiding, declared the bill approved.
The Wichita Republican then explained to Owens, a former House
member, that it was part of the initiation process for new members.
He told the chamber it was ``an elightening experience.''
A final vote of 39-0 sent the bill to the House.
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