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Title: Everglades Drainage, 1943 legislative session.
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th reon, up~on! lan.iE ul.On v;*ich all ta::Lc, Of .: ;'ei Phisrge

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rhall b~e can~celed.


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ICount~ies are here-1by- a~thioriLzed,~ il:i;Empot~er hlnd: :irectted to

nrote or endolrse zuch cancell:-tion uponil 511 i-ecords~,ta

biook~e or ta:: xale~ cer~tificattes in hiis a tlivir. p~ossession,

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t~he Leg-isrlature hai s ben p~ublicheS -.5 requiit-red by- ;'ctio~n ;:

of :.r~ticle III 01 the Ion~t~itution 01i thel .:Lte of' Flo;ina,

and refflil-teit of p~roof' o;' ruch !:uic~iatioi, t~o ~et!er .:itl a.


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A BILL


TO B3E ENTITLED AN ACT R~ELATnING TO DADE DRINA~llGE
DISTRICT, A DRAINIAGE DISTRICT ORGANIED AND EX:ILT-
ING UNDER THE LAW OF FLORIDA ANDB EMRAINIG CER-
TAIN LANS IN 'DADE AND) BROWARDF~ COUNTIES, FLORIDA;
RATIFYING, APPROVINGC AND CONFIRMIG THE ACTIOIJ OF
TH-E :bOARD OF SUPEEVITSORS OF' DAE DRAcCINAGE DISTRICT
IN AUTHORIZING THiE ACCEPTANCE OF; TAXES F~OR THE: YEAS
1937 AND SUBSEQJZUENT YEARS, WITHOUT REQUG~IIRING THE PAY-
MEN OF TAXES FOF TRE YEA 1936 AND PRIOR TPEWRS;
A.UTHORIZING THE: ACCEPTANCE OF~ TAXS FOR 'THE YEAES 1937
AND SUBSEQ~UENT YEARS, WITHOUT R~EQUIBiING THE PAYMENc~T OF'
TAXES FORi THE YEAR 1936 AND PRIOR YEARS; CANCELLNTG
TAXES FOR THE YEA~R 1936 ANDB PRIORI YEARtS, UPOI LANS UP-
ON WRHICH DADE DRAINAGE DISTRICT TAXS FOR THE YEA 1937
AN SUBSEQUENT YEAS RAVE BEEEN OR MAliY B3E PAID; DIRECT-
IN\C THiE CLERS O-F DADE AN BRiOWAR~D COUNT'IES TO MBAKE
APPR(OPH~ATE ENTRIES ON 'THUIR RECORDS SHOWSING CAN~CELLATIONl
OF SUCH TAX~ES; PRESERiVING THE RIGHS OF PRIVATE HOLDEFS
OF SUCHc CERTIFICATES.

BeE IT REACTED BY THE LEGILACiTURE: OF THE STATE OFIi FLORIDA:


Tht the action taken by the Board of Supervisors of Dade

Drainage Distr~ict on March 19, 19~42, in authorizing and empower-

ing the Clerks of the Citrcuit Courts of Liade and Broward Counties,

Florida, to accept taxes levied by or f~or Lad~e Drainage Disitrict

for the year 1937 and subsequent years, together aithl interest

and penalties thereon, without requiring payment of the taxes

le~vied and assessed by or for Dade Drainage Di~strict for the

year 1936 and prior years, together with interest an~d penalties

thereon, and all actions of said Clerks pursuant thereto, be, and

the same hereby- are, ratified, approved and confirmed, and all

taxes levied and assessed by or for Dade drainage District for

the year 1936 and prior years, -togeth-er with interest and penal-

ties thereon, upon lands upon which all taxs of Dade~ Drainage

District for the yetar 1937 and subsequent years have been paid,

are hereby canceled.


That the Clerks of the Circuit Courts of Dande and`Broward

Counties, Florida, be, and they hereby are auhorized and em-

poiwered to accept payment of taxes levied by or for L~ade Djrain-

age District for the year 1937 andl subsequent, years, together

with interest and penalties thereon, without 1equ~iingi. payment


Section 1.





























Section 2.










of taxes levied and assessed. by or for Dade Drainage

District f'or the y~ear 1936 and prior years, together

with interest and penalties thereon; and all taxes levied

andc assessed by or for Dade Drainage District for the year

1936 and prior years, together wvith interest tand penalties

thereon, upon lands upon which all taxes of Dade Drainage

District for the year 1937 and subsequent years are paid,

shall be canceled.


That the ClrE3ks o; the Circuit Courts of Dade and Broward

Counties are he~reby authorized, empowered and directed to

note or endorse such cancellation upon all records, tax

books or tax sale certificates in his or their possession,

custody or control evidencing or representing such Dade

Il-rainage District taxes for the year 1936 and prior years,

upon landcs in Dade T'~rain-age District upon which taxes f'or the

year 1937 and subsequent years have been or may be paid, in

such manner that all persons may be adlvised accordingly~.


That nothing contained in this Aict shall be construed in any-

wise to affect th~e taxes levied by or for Dade Drainage Dis-

trict for the yeair 1937 and;3 -u1:equ-lnt, years or the interest

and penalties thereon.


That noth~ing contained in this Act shall affect in any manner

tax sale certificates or liens representing Dade Drainage Dis-

trict taxes which are held or owned by persons other tha

Date Drainage District or its Board of Supervisors and the

State of Florida or the Treasurer of the State of Florida.


Notice of inention to apply for the passange of this Aict by-

the LegislaLture has been polished as required by Section 21

of Article III of the Constitution of the State of Florida,

and affidavit of proof of such publication, torrether wit~h a


Section 3.



















Section 4.








Section 5.










Section 6.








true copy of such notice, was duly attached to this Act

when the Bill th~erefor was introduced in the LegiSaslaue

and accompanied said Bill throu-.hout the Legislature, as

required by Sections 11.02 and 11.03, F'lorida Statues,

19411, and the Legislature hereby declares that said notice

and affidavit are sufficient in form and in. substance, and

that saidi Section 21 of .-rticle III of the Constitiution and

that said Sections 11.02 and 11.03 have been complied with

in every respect.


Section 7. This iict shall take effect and be in full force fromt and

after its passage and approval by the Governor, or, upon be-

coming a law without such approval.
























































































































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.101141 1a 1111.10151I) TO APPLY
IIt'L-flL flfl fll 41 IEGlISLATION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That at
mhe session or n.... T. .-iur, .f the State
of Florida to ..~ i.. r II. r~l. 1943, ap-
sp ciae uorie loa leistiatn, te . 1.
of which will be as follows:
rnstnicct a i.],, lsrc oraie
and existing ....3.1, rl., laws of Florida
Sand ari., 2. it.. certain lands in Dade
and E[,.,,rr Counties, Florida; rati-
fying, approving and confirming the
action of the Board of Supervisors of
Dade Drainage District in ,,,lrr, ,,;r.,

r..uir .1.:? the payment of taxes for
Ir,, n, 1936 and prior years; author-
izingi the acceptance of taxes for the
years 1937 and subsequent years,
without r...I;;.2,,, ii.. payment' of
taxes fr., Ir.._ ..- 1936 and prior
1936 nd rirC ears, uponorlands unear
which Dade Tor s.. ,:.. District taxes
for the year Ii c; -,,.1 subsequent years
have cien oroinay h paid: dire ung
Counties to make appropriate entries
on their records showing cancellation
of such taxes.;: preserving the rights
of private holders of such certificates.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
DADE DRAINAGE DISTRICT.


dTATE OF FLORImDA,,
COUNTY OF DADE:

Before the undersigned authority personally appeared D>. F.

Hosford, who on oath says that he is Credit Manager of the

Miami Daily News, a daily newspaper published at Miami in

Dade County, Florida; that the attached copy of adver~tisemecnt,

being ak ',, ..... ..n the matter of. 5-*******



in the ......... .Court,



was published in said newspaper in the issues of ... .. .. .. . .. ..

..1,:r~ch .LTit~h,..19.43.............



Affia~nt further say that the said Miami Daily News is a.
newspaper published at Miami, in said Dade County, Florida,
and that the said newspaper has heretofore been continuously
published in said Dade County, Florida, each day and has been-
entered as second class mail matter at the postoffice in Miami,
in said Dade County, Florida, for a period of one year next pre-
ceding the first publication of the attached copy of advertise-
ment; and affiant further says that he has neither paid nor
promised any person, firm or corporation any discount, rebate,
commission or refund for the purpose qf seegring this adver~tise-
ment for publication in~he said news (~tr





Sworn to and subscribed before me this . . 9.*

day of ....ker.Cf... .........., A. D. 19.:..' -_


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I:)TICE O- TITTE'1' IION\ TO APPLY
F'OTR PASSAGE OF
SPECIAL OR LOCAL LEGTLATION



NOTICE IS _;.0 11Y GIVEN That at the Session of the

Legislature of Florida convening in April, 1943, application will

be made for t~he passa ;e of special or local legislation as follows:

An Act relating to Everglades Drain:4.e District,
the substance of which contemplated law will
be to revise, codify, simplify, arrange in
an. orderly manner, compifle and consolidate
all lawrs nlow in force relating to said District;
by substantially reenacting Chaspter 14717, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1231, as am~ended and supple-
mented by subsequent acts, with such amendments
changes, modifications and corrections therein
as may- be desirable to accomplish such revision,
codification, simplification arrangement, com-
pilation and consolidation, (but no amendments,
cha~nges, modifications or corrections are con-
tempnleted which would- alter the boun~dalries of
the Distriot,,rezone any of the lands in the
District;, ch7an e the s.movnt of the DZebt Service
Tax which the Board is authorized to levy and
impose on the lands in the various zones or the
Admil~nist~ration tax leVied and assessed by the
Legislature); and, to repeal all laws or parts
of laws relating to thre District which are not
included in said revision, codification, simplification,
arran,-ement, compilation and consolidation, or
recog;nized and continued in force by reference therein,
provided, however, that'i suJch repeal shall not
affect any right or 1emedy accrued before such repeal
nor repeal any law whlich3 was enacted for a limited
.or specified Beriod of time,

DATED this March 22, 1943.


BOARD OF; COLII'.3SIOFElR~:S OF
EE Gi~:CLADES '7fkrATIAGE DISTRICT



Chairman











PROPOSED EVERGLADES DRAINAGE DISTRICT ACT

RE CONVEYANCES TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMrENT

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED


An Act relating to Everglades Drainage District; providing

that the Board of Commissioners of said District shall have polyer and

authority to convey to the United States, or any department of the

Government thereof, lands of the Distriot, or any interest therein,

upon certain terms-and conditions; repealing all law~s and parts of
.laws in conflict therewith.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:

SECTION 1. The Board of Commissioners of Fvergladefi Drainaffe

District shall have the posrer and authority to convey and transfer

to the United States, or aJny department of the Gover~nment thereof,

any land any title to which is, or mayt hereafter be, vested in said

Board of Commissioners, or any interest in or pertaining to any of

said land, upon such terms as may be agreed upon between said Board

and the United States, or any department of the Government thereof,
whenever it shall seem to said Board that to do so will redound to

the benefit of said Everglades Drainage District; subject, however,

to the provision that said Board may in its discretion require that

the said lands be controlled and operated w~ith due regard to the

obligations and needs of E~verglades Drainage District with~ respect

to drainage, water control, reclamation and conservation.

SECTION 2. If anyV sectionn~ paragraph, clause or provision

of this Act shall for any reason be declared invalid or unconstitu-

tional, nevertheless, the remaining$ portions of this Act shall re-

main in full force and effect.

SECTION 3. Notice of intention to antnly for the passage of

this Act by the Legislature has been xDublished as required by Seo-

tion 21 of Article III of the Constitution of Florida, and affidavit

of proof of such publication, together with a true copy of such
notice was duly attached to this Act when the Rill therefore was in-





produced in the Legfislature, and accompanied said Rill throughout

the Legislature, as required by Sections 11.02 and 11.03, Florida

Statutes, 1941, and the Legislature hereby declares thast such

notice and affidavit Are sufficient in form and. in substance and

that said Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution, and th2at

said Sections 11.03, and 11.03 have been complied w;rith in every

respect.
SEGCTION 4. This Act eshall take effect and be in full force

from a~nd after its passage and annroyal by the Governor, or upon

becoming a law wYithout such apiproval.

SECTION 5. All 1laws and narts of lawYs in conflict herewiith

be and the same are hereby repealed.


























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PROPOSED EVERGLADES DRAINAG-E DISTRICT ACT
RE DEBT SERVICE- TAX PROCEEDS
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
An Act relating to Everaladies Drainage District; providing that the
Board of Commissioners of said District may transfer to the Admin-.
istration Fund of the District any proceeds from the Debt Service
Tax of the District, which may from time tostime constitute an ex-
cess over the amounts required to be retained for debt service pur-
poses, by the existing bond contract of the Distriot,; and may use
such. excess for the purposes~for wh~Jich ,the proceeds of the Administra.-
ticon tax may be used; providing that in the event of storm or other
natural emergency or Act of G~od, alny amounts not required by the ex-
isating bond contract of the District to be retained for debt service
may be used for repairing and reconstruction the works .of the District,
from the effects of said storm, ,other natural emergency or Act of
God; revealingr all lawNs and parts of l~as in conflict herewyith.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
SECTION 1. Until December 31, 1948, the Board of- Commission-
ers of Evergr;lades Drainage District shall have the vower and authority,
in the event that at the end of any fiscal year of the District there
shall be on hand in the Debt Service "und of the District any amount
in excess of that necessary tb provide for the Debt Service Reserve
and other requirements of any existing contract with the holders of
bonds of-the Distriot, to transfer such excess to the Administration
Fund of the District. Said Board may thereupon use such amount so
transferred for the purposes of paying the cost of administering the
affairs of the District generally and of paying the cost; of maintain-
ing and constructing o,anals, structures and other works of the Dis-
triot generally. Provided, that the amount so transferred following
any fiscal year shall not exceed ten per cent. of the proceeds of
Debt Service taxes received In the fiscal year preceding such trans-
fer.
SECTION 2. In the event of storm, other natural emergency or,
Act of God, said Board shall have the power and authority .to apply









to the repair, replace em~n t orrcntuto fany parto'th

works of the District which may have been damaged or destroyed

by said storm, natural emergency or Act of God, any sums on hand
in the Debt Service Fund of the District in excess of the amount

necessary to provide for the Debt Service Reserve and other re-

auiremnents of ainy existing contract wlith the holders of bonds of

the District.

SECTION 3. If my7 section, pa~ragrsoh, clause or provision

of this Act shrill for any reason be declared invalid or unconstitu-

tional, nevertheless, -th7e remaining portions of this Act shall

remain in full force and effort.

SECTION 4. Notice of intention to analDy for the passage

of this Act by the Legislature has been published as reoutred by

Section ?1 of Article III of the Constitution of F10rida, and affi-

devit of proof of such publication, together with a true copy of

sucb notice was duly attached to this Act wshen the Bill therefore was

introduced in the Legislature, and accompanied said Bill throughout

the Lemois .ture, *.s reauireA by Sections 11,02 and 11.03, Florida

Statutes, 1941, and the Legislature hereby declares that such notice

and affidavit are sufficient in form and in substance and that said

Section 21 of Article III of the -Constitution, and that said Seo-

tions 11.02 and 11.03 have been complied w~ith in every respect.
SECTION 5. This Act shall tsake effect and be in full force

from snd after its passage Pnd spnroyal by the r-overnor, dr upon

becoming 9.19w without suob? aproval,
SECTION 6. All lawYs and parts of lawYs in conflict herewith

be and the same are hereby rece~slded


























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PROPOSED3r EVERG~LADL' 5 5DELINAG DISjTRICT ACT

RE CONSERVATION AREAS





A BILL TO BE ENTITLE


An Act relating to Everglades Drainage' Distriot; providing

that the Board` of Comnmissioners of: said District shall have the

F ower and authority to esta~blish areas for conservation of water and

soil within the boundaries of the District; to dedicate for such

nu~rloseg any of its lands, or any interest therein, within such con-

servation areas, and to cooperate with other public agencies and

bodies in the creation and dledication of such conservation areas';

ratifying the creation and dedication of any conservation areas

heretofore established and dedicated by said Boalrd; providing for

the cancellation of ta:_es of the Distri~ct anid tax sale certificates

of the District held by said Board, encumbering lands in such clon-

servation/areas; providinE that future taxes shall not be levied

upon lands so ded3iicated as co~nse~rvation areasj; empowsvering said

Board to red~ee tax sale cer~tificates existing upon said lands in

such conservation areas, and not held by the Board; empowering the

BoaErd to exchange lands owned by i't ~outside of-such conservation

areas forr lan~ds .owned by private persons within said -areas;; empower-

ing the Board to do all things necessary to consummate the purposes

!for tli~ch said conservation ~areas are dedicated; repealing all laws

and parts of laws in conflict herewith.


BE IT EPAfCT2D) BY THE I~GISLATURE OF ~"I.;~.TH3 STAT OF FLOI~fDA:


Ihereas, large areas of land within the boundaries

of Evergflades Drainageii~ District have be-en found not to be suitable

for agriculltural or other purposes, and
Whereas, there is an urgent nedfrteceto f'

areas in said District for the purposes of soil and water conserva-

tion, into which surplus water can be drained and stored, and

U~hereas, the creation of such GOnS6TVation aT88S

would be of great public benefit to the landowners and the District,














as creating reservoirs into which waters can be drained in wet per-

iods and from which waters can be drained in dry periods, and in

which the underlying soil can be protected, and

'.:hereas, the creation of such conservation .areas

w~ould bG important in the long range development of water control

in thle Dis trict, and

7;hereas, incidental benefits would also accrue from

the creatlion of such conservation arcas, includingI the protection

of fish and wild life and the preservation and development of areas

of great scenic beauty, NowE The~refore Bo It Enncted:
SECTIC 1.The Boaird of Commiissionors of Everglades

Drai~nage District shall have the powecr and authority to create with-

i~n the boundaries of the 3verglados Drainage District such conserva-

tion areas for wator and soil conservation as it deems dGSirable

and advisable, and to include in such conservation areas such lands

as it considers have netli~ble agricultural or other value.
3COIOH2, aid Board may dedicate to public use,

for aforesaid conservation purposes, ainy lands within the boundaries'

of the conservation areas so, created, as to which th, title or any

interest therein is vcostod in thes Board. In making such dedica-

tions, the Board may make such reservations of oil, gas and mineral

rights as it shall. detirmiln3, and miay provide that if any of said

lands shall cease to be used For such conservation purposes,, the

same shall3 revert to said Board.

SZCTION 3. The creation of any of such conservation

arous and the dedication of any of such lands which said Board may

heretofore have created and dedicated, be and the same are hereby

ratified and confirmed.

SECTION 4. SaidvBoaxrd is authorized to cooperate

w~ith the Trustoes of the In-teirnal Improvemont Fund, the State Board

of Education, the counties within said District, and any other pub-

lic bodies owning lands or interest thoroin within such conserva-

tion areas, in constituting, dodicating and creating such conserva-

tion areas,

SCTIONa 5. Any lands in any conse~rvation areas so

created by said B3oard, which have boon dedicated to the public for










aforesaid purposes of water and soil conservation, shall be horcin-l

after exempt from the taxes and special assessments of the Ever-

glades Drainage District, so long as the Godication of any of such

land~, respectively, shall rematin in 'full force and effect. The

Board shall omit fromt the list of lands in the District which are

returned for taxation on behalf~ of the District, the description of

the lands exempt by this section, and shall direct the tax asses-

sors of the respective, counties in which such lands are located,

not to assess` such lands for the taxes of the Distriot, and said

respective assessors shall comply with such directions.
SECTIGiI 6. Any taxes or- special assessments of said

District which have been or are assessed against any of the lands

de~dicated for conservation purposes in accordanOG With the drovi-

sions of this Act, and as to which taxes and asscasracats no.certi-

ficates .have boon issued, shall be canceled and ~annulled.; The

Board shall furnish the respective .ten collector~ ~of the counties

within the District wvith lists of lands as to which taxes are can-

celed under the provisions of this section, and the respective tax

) collectorss shall thoroupon no'te such cancellation upon their
records add shall not; hold a~ny tax salon ~with re~spoct to such lands,
SECTI011 7. Any tax salon cortificatGS existing

agrcinst 16nds which hsve been_ or are dedicated for conservation pur-

poses under the provisions of this Act and which certificates are
held by, said Board, shall be and are horoby cahooled and annulled,

The Board shall furnish the clerk~s of the respctive counties with-
in the District with lists of 10ains as to which such tax salon certi-

ficates are cancolod by this sootion, and shall direct said clerks

to cancel such of the -tax salon cecrtificaltes existing against and en-

cum~bering said lands as are -hold in the name~ of said Board, .and said

clerk shall comply with said dirootiions,
SECTION 8, The Board shall have the powor and

authority to rodoom tax solo cortificatos for taxes of the District

or any ot her taxing agonoy which may exist against lands dedicated

for conservation purposes under this Act, 'and may pay from the Ad-

ministration Fund' of the District such amounts as shal1 bG DBOGSScTy






to redeem such outstanding certificates.

SECTION 9, The Board may exchange lands located
outside of conservation areas dedicated and created under the pro-.

visions of this Act, held by said Board, for lands privately owned

within said conservation areas, and fix the terms and conditions of

any such exchange, and select and agree upon the lands to be so con-

veyed by said Board, .and the lands to be conveyed to said Board in
exchange therefore; and ar~ee upon and pay or receive, as the case

may in the judGment of said Board require, any sum or sums o f money
deemed necessary by said Board for the purpose of equalizing the

values of such exchanged property, and make and enter into con-

tracts or agreements for such purpose or purposes, The sums of mon-

ey deemed necessary to be paid by said Board for aforesaid purposes

may be paid and expended from the Administration Fund of the Dis-
trict., The Board may also join with the Trustees of the Internal

Improvement Frund, the State Board of Eiducation, any other State or

publio-~agency', or any County, in making such exchanges with the same

powers as herein above set forth.
SZCTION 10. Said Board shall have the power and

authority;to do any and all other things found necessarY,, expedient

or desirable to accomplish and complete the creation and establish-
ment of such conservation areas, under the provisions of this Act.

SECTION 11. If any section, paragraph, clause or

Provision of this Act shall for a~ny reason be declared invalid or
unconstitutional, nevertheless, the remaining portions of this Act
shall remain in full force and eFFect.

SECTICiT 12. Notice of intention to apply for the

passage of this Act by the Legislature has boon published as re-

quired by Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution of Florida,
and affidavit of proof of such publication, togotrher w~ith a true

copy of such notice, was duly attached to this Act when the Bill
thGTGTor w~as introduced in the Legislature, and accompanied said

Bill throughout the Logislaturo, as required by Sections 11.02 and

11.0)3, Florida Statutes, 1941, and the Legislature hereby declares
that such notice and affidavit are sufficient in form and in sub-





m n m I 5 a m la masIm i 1 II m a
stance and that said Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution,
and that said Sections 11.02 and 11,03 have been complied with in
every respect.
SECTION 13. Th~is Act shall tak~e effect and be in
full force from and after its passagO QUG Opproval by the Governor,
or upon becoming a lawr without; such approval.
SECTION 14. All. lQas and parts of lawsV in conflict
herewith be ahd the same are hereby repealed; provided, nothing in
this Act shall be construed to amond or repeal Chapter 22, 935, Laws
of Floride, Acts of 1945, or any part thereof.


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A& rIL

TO BE ENTITLEDk


Ah' AC'T I iA;~ MD LCTIONj 0I OFr CHAPTER 80868, L~+5 JFZ FL1..~r.IDA,

1941, ;-NTITL D "AN ACT FELATlIN-a, E'pLhdLADbjEB DA1NAGCE
DI~sltrICT, A. RI;Ni3FAGE ISr31hlT 3ORNIZED AND EXISTINGi UNDErT

THr: LAkw' n FL~rIDA~l; AUTHORIAZIT;. 'We:] ISSbuACE t'F` NEOTIABILE
BONlsa FRrJ THE~ I081088 OF hkfUT!NDliBI? .YSTI;TG VELIGATIONSR OF`

SiaI ::rIXSRiC 08 T~i BOARDB ~F; CO.vblISS10R'bf4 THEfrOF, kWETHER

EvIDEN:cED BY t;rs DS, NOTE~Se Ohk OTHERWISE, AND; PROV~'IDING
PROC=E .U'RE THElirFOR3 PHQOVIDING PORj TP:. APPO0WTINTRNT LF A
;iECEIV6R PiOR bsAID DISTRICT UpON# DEFADitP INS YR.AYMNTi~~ OF
:3UCH FisEVUNDIE).3 'Ei:NDSE ;ft INTERT C3;lPONGl~ AIPPURTKNANT THENET~IC

Ts BcE ~ISSUED 31;RUANT TO~ AUTHOI0P.ITY GRANTSE BT Thl5 ACt, ANDf
PRE~sCRi.~IPING THE& ?Oadth:5 AW' '~TUILS '`V SUSCH RCEf~iV g PRO-
VIDING# ?Jh4 THEr F;sIir~~osrECLoSUM Pr HOjLDEPS OF RErF:l#D~Ii B 'doN.0

bfHICL6 WdAY 8E ISSUED~ IATR80ANT T THE~ PRO ISIONSB OF' TRIB ACT,
JF Ta\X !.11~~~sN A Tds AN.SALE CERTIIPICATiES EViDiENCffN TAX;S~ 31


.irsHrIctg CBORANIN 08 #OD30PIFY; rTHE ZON8ES OF SBAID DISTRICT

PLE THE~ PURPOSE OF rTAXATION PRGOVIDIN r;'OR rtiE LbVY,
48K88aMENTp -.N'r 0011ECTrliIO :.4E SPECIfAL. tAXESt t, ARGbESSMENTS

~;AGAINAT -'S LANDSr 51.1 sAIx: 'iSr~tRIoT, AS HEZiNEdg INr 181Rrt ACT
PROVcISIMOr .PfOM'W~ Q~dTaL.ER.INclE-StatP~PP~P O' TAMATi~iA 2 PZ;ifiatSRBING
~AXTMUMr ATP~F rO'r ;~.:ITCIAL TAXEBS@H CA AULESPENTS. TO SK IMP'OSED

.: .INST '8 .i.46 :,~S rIN TI 1 ERAL~~U2~~ ZOMES CLAS~BdPI'CATf~,I6

F: L>.RD9 SE6T LFORHpI IN TRI~S AC,'.uT, A PflrOVTIDIN PROCEDURh W:OR

:As I.tY, AGBhEO&YEN A).` COLLECTIONS DP aUCN SPECI~t FAAXES


.. SETTL.EMENT CF CEiHOrTAI UM~PAXID TAX~EB :jft PASSES DMtNtS HEETOW-
fORE L~TEVIED 3F ASSBE:SED BY' OFr FORF RAID DISTBrIfCT ANC:.' THEi LIENE
t QEJYTIFI:ATFES Rk ._9$SENT' I G SUCH TAXts AMDj AMi~SBESSUNTS:

htLATkIF: Toi, rbsht C;INCER)sNING TAXALTION ANDt PB;Q'16DING POfi TH
tAL~E IUjP Ai! SAL L~IEE iiND~ TAX SaLP CERTIFICATEE S TOGET~HE:r

lITH PRIOR AGr SUBSQUENTk CbMITP`kD jB LeVIEfD TAXESi AND
FURTfHER FAVIDINGr CPci VEITkSIN OFTIL TOf 7lrAN;:. 00YLeD6~ SY


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TAE LIEaO XIN ~THE bOARD Or geMUISXloWbacER OF IEVERGLADESU DRAI~-
AS~E DISTRfOt AMD FOIR PORFBITBRE~ OF TTLE POR IQOMPAIRENT O1F


AND TAX LESgl AND TALX SALE~ CERPTrIFICT TOGST~ESR WITH PRIOR
AND SUBBElQ~tCSEN OMItTElD OR LEV0 IED TAXES3 AUltHO~Rl[ING THE11
CA80SULATI~P Ogt oF QErT~lAl fta T AKES 0 ~8 As~aebMSMTS AAIrSTr LAnDS
ALQQUIRIES 08 TO BE aOWIRED S0 Y THEi PWDELRAL SOvaMMEN OR Ast
AQBOTSC TWBREOF FOR P~cl AK OR agataVATYI ONf PSURPOD188 AN0 D 90 SEEMP
SUC1 1LAWDS PfrOM 1PUTUgRE DISRISTlf~ TAlES8 AUTHOW aulge1 SAD IIS-
TRIST bAND ITS ll0AR OF~ 00MptsalaWtlERSWE TO COCL I ulITH ea
AVAIL ITSEF oF TrE Pagnalousr or rtH UPSBARA r~alQIPAL.
BAMERUPtBot ACT Aga 0788 C"IEA S~ TS O PF Te coasaesC6 6P TE UNI1TED
STATAS RATIMSlQ1 'POS X TREIRECO PURP SBT COMPOSI0~1ETIQW, ASTe~MZENI T
OR 1PtrEF~NDI g OF XIPbasg~YBTEM OF BI Ms 08l~OE IMPR S OVERENT
DISrlmQTrru ~PROIDf~r~IM TRAT Q SALES~ SMAL bE RELD Str TMBI TCX
0LJQQl sL00a or THE BBE1ERAL 00aW~TIE S WRICR3; LANDb OF SAID
DISTRIST LIE 498M ana~l~doT T DFIQTIT T"Uxsa QPa ASI-llaksRTiY S
AisPI~lllals QI 'THE~ TAx IlXl~l pLLS ifORE X$$ARs 319, AsnD P1ROVIP~ dt
PR005WRJ~E TO BB HAD~ IM LIBUt OF AggE 8008' bALECI nAWfWOREIN
'itHE OR9eQir~lDBl~ e a or Tt x Lagel garx CraaTIFICAT at Tas sosacae
or QQMMgsalro~orr~asr 09 BaIDf DEstl eTI~r AREMBIMSr 8509208xo P
(a) or~IPI~l an re7Xa 4, have~ Or PIIoans,4 save o~ Or sL, A
~ax~wasa at1 CHAMIHCs 1990sn, YIva or PhonD A~, ActS o~r not~
asheaseri tro sogass AmaIEStal aserPCOTo awas~ (9) orP sala sanna
14919, AB~ ALOJMERDR WIf $AD ORAPtERd 19908, IELATIW) ~L~tO AQRE
TAxassO asassue~Q see~Ston Irzr'-ntlO ()ls) or Ceastsal l919,
tnas or rtoalDAr~, ASTS O1F t91, AS UI~l LTSE 61 GRAFTE 1 *1b
LUve or Itonzes, saaon~I ogr 1, ashrrles to notzza or Tux
seasesonas~L peartage tear sIEenous ~rnr-P 1anasl (as), 1Cr~S-
rosa~ (a), tfru-sts (asI), rtrw~~astsal (avt), LTrnIaXen (a),
nru-azas (se), exrr (rs), stxesons (al), alastwo (se),
az xn-rsass ( e) san surr-lrou ( e) orass ourtsaP 14'197,
AL S MeMBllED, WHLL~X BR APLISABLECCCC~~~~CCCC~~~ v2TI RESPESTt To12 THE PEC
TAXESI 08 AaaSSS~llllMSM 1.8VIE1D 08 1ItWOR~LS a tO BE2 WLSTID WI
pTaxs ACets asbaIaEJtI searsDoils QRon lstear (4a), Ioana#tYE
(10), rzrtz (se), asD ~rzm-OEa (al), or site ea*CrEsa ava1,


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CTI t 1.''I That 7 sootion 'r' 1ofapter268 oa> 9

be~: Sr. the:j sameis h:rby' Tmended tore' sfol

,; 1 18. .i-8~ EA-., Everglade ';F." rai* intrio em-~~:! I

bracin aproim~tl 4, 5300,000. T ~';;:I~ acree ofPil4 la lying.;



the~~` 7.res ran liatrict toI the:~:~I1 'nte ttee was 'F

creaeb t:: l e11 isaur fo th ouyoeo draini






7.andsha niohrwie confer1rt. be nsfits upon :the other41

landi. ts nG16 pro h"ty~j withn tsbnda ri t aa e; ~P$lan-

.3~., arman. To e p`urposiea for vicht it

ha creet l ~y~oint unert t,5nor? consrust and esabJlnis

:a coll or. nBELy r1. n o run caunfada Rnd c ore 1@to con-


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trol the elevation o f Lake OQkeeehobee and furnmih out-

less and trains for surface waters apan the oerfrlowed
lands which scheme had to be further tarplemented by

the forrmation of sub-d~rainage disrtirits to afford

definitive drainage~ to anit areas secording to the need

and desires of the landovaers; and

WHETREfAB, in order to finanee this gigalntle pro~grea
it was necerasay to sulpplemnat tax revenues by ileating
successive bond irssue until 1928 thereby requiringT

suosessive inerene** in the~ speca~l assessments levied
and tapoed~ by the Legislature to retire those bond

issuesr; and
R~t;EFEA, under the seoatreeotion prog~rea which pre-

gressed trrea 191 to 198d7, Lakes Okeeehabee was connected
with siderwater by six mInj easalsI treal 40i to 260 reet

wide which together witih l~aerls aggsregte some 450 miles

in length, yet nevertheless in 1987 Whe the constreertion

progre was breaght~ to an end as a result of the eerllpse
of hel~ boomR and the distriefsl inability to tiianne tarther

operations the plan of dealaage was far tak seaplete there-

by leaving more than three-featrth of the areaI within the
district only partly ~reeaimed; na4

WReRS~ASa b reseen of the seesation of the development

of the Everglades, ther eeLlapsei of rthe South Florida boom in
1988 witha its attend~at stagnatiorn of eeaeureairl saotiities

and srlinkage of values arggravated by the+ 1989E aationwide

deplresion tax revenues progressively Baelined be the
ranishinag po~int-even the Trusrtesr of the Internal Improve*-

aent Pad beease unarble to pay its diaterlet taxeal and

wBEREAbd, for lack of" tax Prevenu the distylet

defea~ted on Assr outstanding bonds metamiong on JanuaL;ry 1,

1931. and has everr sinee continued to reasin in defeatlti and
WH~jEREASb, the default aferesaid has been gopofretate o
a multiplicity of suitaand~protracted itlgtigato in Setat

and Federal Coutrs for ten yearr last past at great expense
to the Distriest and


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NikfEREAS, by Lgislative xete eanotedI by the 1989,
1931. and 1937 sessions of ther~ Legsllature attempts ere~

made to rebuee the levy of special oassessments, afford
reloie to ther landowvneFr, eneouragea tax pltamnt ~and
oute the defa~ult, yet at the instanee of the bondholdrrs
each such attemPntt was strieken down as an unsonatitutionall

inavaion of thelP contreatul rgights; ad
*MEPBAM, the bon~holdePsrs wre held to be rested with

the right to enjoy theo proceeds of theo taXes Or spee~la

assessments taposedS by Chapter 10086, Aets of 1986, whichh
Aet nas largely predicated uBpon future prospective bene-
fits to be senterred by works of the .fistriot, then and now
ineosrplete, and to esgpprt dadittenal bonssad rrt~herized by

Chaopter 100881, aets of 19886, but sevro lsseed, rad althoughS
under conditions then exteinga the speelat taxesor O assees-

ments were not anonsiredl to be lgreeonsome yet they are

burdensom e nd opprlesIve espelallylr to the Undeveloped
areaas] an
raNENETRAS, te outstanlding lnadbtedness of the~ Dietries

Xe rr~applroxtaptey
Bonds........*"dr+C~...............Q O0,000

MatureA Coupone .............. 5,000,000.00

Unpaid 6F or nal constreaotion. 1,~000,C0000
C~er~~tifcae of Indesbsednees 1,000,000.00

$rissellaneasa .,............,, _tO.O AD.00.0

TOALn $~16000,000.00
~ad for ten yersrr this debt has pregzressiveFly Laeread by

the neousralation of interelSt and, adainitattlrat costs; rand

NS$REAS, at 82he instanee et ther bentholders ader~L a

writ of marndamaus to enferee levier anerlo Cap~ter 10026,

sup~r, there hasr been sporea aon hes taxr Polls for th
year 1940 against the lands within ther Distriet special.
aassessments or taxes in the approxlsate usum of $16,200,000.00
in satition to milli~ons of dailnas to outs~nXICtanin telinquent

taxes)t and


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rHEREASb, envrent tax se~lletionsor year sr past
have set exceeded 498,000.00 per arnnam and vitually
all of the lands within the Distriet have been sold
for taxes and have beenL uader taxr sa~ le or any years
with ursually less thsan five per sent of the laands on
a srre~nt beate and~ less than one half at ene per sent
of the 1940 tax reli selleeted t9 1tel rand
WHERE~AS, t~he dS~Iviata of theI -:striet Late ge*0-

gr~aphical senes ua~er Chapter 10088, rlrpra, for ther
puprpors e o detershing the ~reltive benefits ~satrreda
andl levying the specal uassesents or tease was, 18
the light of expe~rlease~, Pmeequi~tale amnd aSesarawrnte
sa d alspropertonarte be r ~seekbetise i seas I irepsptstl
ran

VBRREASn, estatanding tax 11sas agrarnst land greatly
exeae4l the value of seek lead ]la the glreter area o


MNEREAS, for rlack~ ofrevnue ther salatenranee of the
worksr of ihe Doistrtet ha~l slr be at a sbtadt11 andl tihe
Disriet ha~sr evenr been uanbile to empley leaik sat sapillse
tenders toP regulate the f~lowge of, rand perm~it passarge of

navr~rigate apa, Ass senalalI ***
sWHERBAS, without *Tr+~eeking the area~tion of Sangible
valuesr tolr the frvergldade andl the tapetus give the gCrroth
and developaeat of the regifon (parrltelarly~ arena& the
others of LlaJe 3lreeshebee and ia th6e seabslta areas)r by

rruea seso the baste trrjaina ipar~alshd,' Jet the tar

grea~ter are of lands ha ~s mhing rsaer ths potentiallyi
valae whithf~ is speealative andb depenadent slely31 on fatare
devlepaeas9 had a~Bitional t1CRaInage and
WMEREAS, "by grease of the sonalatensi storresst the
morrase et debt, the impenderable tax barrden east apon the
landsr, the saesr erested thrrebt and, as experiance has
demonstrated, the~ impoethlility for thea distries to
Nrehabl~itta teitsf~ span the exitetagr tax tnsttreetwe ther~-
fore bt to essential that tle, Distrefstl lad~tenetaea be










retanlded in stoe upon ra gIretly rehesad reproatse
Belsi anoj Shat It seek relief La ar ourt f beak~rurpter
underr the att of Congrees in psee eases mrde had pre-
vit*4) anSd.
YBENA6, this Aet expFresly seatemplaters enh a
retuadin~g on a seeprostee basis in a eeart of bankruprter
an rso in order to reiinanae and reha~biitate the Cistrist

and to pmromote the3 Yfutur grea~thl pr~ogress and development
withsia th Distries vhish has been asl materially retarde6
ands *Sined by expisting eera~ttless and~ be eQulpise teB
tax bartes of the easgelinquestb rands and to redetermoine
as near as porssble, moder t~he stronasrtame** the past
eSentsi9 enrjoyet b del~crlinqet leads, 1 it iseasidered
trea She standpotat of purblie po~lic thoat the Anterrets
of~ the district wIll beat be emrbsecrve by lresaiag and.
revising its tax stfrresar as herein previed Aand to
eneearage~ the re~Leaptica of feri~tette leads sa the
rrrsumpsteao ofrr tax pymenset It isi s)I~IeastIere advisable,
necessary sad expedient Skat thei Ha~rlr es dispose of Ita
existing tax asse~te in the ma~nert he~reiatiterrrb setrtI,
t~o-wist
(ac) Taxes alevie for the years leaf, 1988I una 1939B,
ald tIhe ~tax sales predicaiteA shoreen Parenant to Zhap~ter
17902, Aeta 19989, ber ran the smer are he~reby eaneelled
san the Clerra at ~Lthe 01rent Courrt for Conattes lylag
who~lly r parotly in Everglates Dfrateage Disrtriet arel
erbyFIP 6treated4 to elear their resOrts~ of the anae.
(b) It shall ber trhe 6aty etr ther 0Z1sthe et the+ 017
emit Court of ther senaties SglP whelly~ or par~tly wIthin

Everglades~ DrsinagelF Distrist spen arppliestioa by any
persea, to sell his heb tax s~al eebl~rtifiseor tax sale
lienr for taxes of Everralates Drraiage Dislelet spea ran
pareal of~~ leaiol whic h~as been salt r delinquent taxes
for the yearP 19~88 o pr~ior yeaI1rs, whether sllltrea Of to
She Trrrstees of the late~rnl ImPprovement Aund of the BStat

ofr Floridal or Board of Geseea ae~r rsr of~ Eerghtesd~ Drateage
cDistlate, toge~ther with arll prierl and emabrcequet emitted












er rlevre t~eams, rl toI larl teetattag bt ass later
thaan ~Easse r ter thel year 19@~ ap the~ payea et
emeant seapateA ea 10 Attetag~g test*, (Mer see* re.
troat tobea )rsea masses Sta Aet1rr) ****AM
~lease to Same *a (1) ....... ....... 8.00 pe s
1Lease to Seae S (8) . .. .. . .. ... 8.@ prF s
~Lease to Cr Ql hreeD~J (3) ,,... L...... 1.@ per5 a
heatsil lto Sea Iear (1) r.l.s...... ..l 5*# pe s
f~~Les ;La ktea nti (I) I.............. .Z0 per e
Leate to Benel~ Ral (8) ...........~...... .D 1pa s
tLease La Sea Sevesr (9) . ...... ..8p


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glats aatege teeet pea pplcates y er paceto
sell bLe rJ1 theI~J Resr ap aW papegL e X~lea fariS YSpeia
seaesagents ru;4 rtame at Sweeghateer Sarbuage ~blettttt~~~~~~~ttttttae Ito
all rth yearsu enteret spa Re~ tas welle See the ye~ar 23194
eatL agataIEt one s~e44 #5 S1rant ci M re a es~trabathQiEy ras
ure~emM tas et rriL sea salej settfr~r aste~ sees the~ papaas
etr ar alussen seagatesC ea asrl Setteetag best Is. (B sns
referet~ tOlr behs @* weasetrr by @ts h) tMeetta


SIEael eaeI (1)~............... $4.#



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by the ::'oArd of Comm~issrioneRrs of erglader :reinasge

1striot ann no other evidence of the sale or tFc itene,

assi,;, d sh~ball be~ ne~eoersar S uelicrte L~cap of sUch7
mFe5.orends pshll bei Prrtished the~ iEcsra of Co ciestoners

of v~erclades .rrfainae .'ietrict wjith~ tte semi-monthly

re;ort hrrisnPfter requ~red.

(k) .n are' after January 15, 1894, Interest at the

rate ofi jne ;-er crenti (1' )i pe~r mnth of thae al.e jpr~ice

Ent?-1 be3C acdded to the Ira!?: ana Collectedc by tnk Clarkf

EreeG : urr7nr

'f "c `re sail: .':Mr a~ sh~'I. resort to theb "-oar": of

'er=1sionoT; rs of ~verglades rainage~ 'istrit semi-

rrnthly rdl1 ea~les seattinR. forth it, de(tailj eno: sAlef nate

-f th~ .urchaser, ar decaription: o the! l~an, !.sr~ease:, and

trrCnR mu~nt, collecGted and hea rlhell2 neoari:tany his ret arPt with

Sreenittsce s o the ~aoun~t co~ll~oted to datE after

cieducting hiSjl fee of 76-:< for reach e.2e snd other lawful

crasts.

(g) .In te~r event, mny; sBale s made to a a:ersn= not
.e 3cner of the~ 3f~od or hiP rUCOcessor in itZ; o then at th~e

e :Cilrwtion of~ two 3 (*) years fro-- ther linrto of~ Puc~t? ,&>.* euch

.urchtaser shall. havea the~ %l,;.nt to, Fo Tl~y fur at ..:r Used: as

newl provifded: byI Zl* prPovided th~at fr~ two~ (?)& yrsr from

s:to :.r 01l to~ ownrer of' EM.~ ;ni, e-r his successorr in

titler5, or E-ny or:r bc~li:nig A1Ny T9ian onr Puch land shall. have

the rig~ht ~l FiE0l' red n We 'i::ndrc ap~ny or all ta> liene

includedb in thrr elrr by th~e :ayer.cnt to the~ purchesacr thes

Himount :el1. thger~fo, '-Tus Iar Fer Cert per- aIInnUm from

tlF date~ 3f CLuo? seP~P, togetner wi.th th~e fees and! calte

ywaid bty such rouro~abour.

(h) fn the crant of a csle to An ownrr, then such

inerz maRY Iurrendefr up arnd eie is, tftp ? memor~nd to~ the

:rs fi t$ he Grounlt .Otart i t:n* 'CountY in whi~c?;th'e glance

CrP itunt fo r ow~ci a r.P tion, onl sad ler TJP.; chall canobl.

tEb tax Fala cert~fiflatee. and taxR licne esmbsnorae therein

of reo~rd upon the payment of a fee of 164 for ~eah

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aemrrdato so enaselled.

(1i) This seesteg shall reasin In fall foree and

effect for fenar years~ from Jane 3, 1941, and at the

exrpiranea of snah toaur-ear~i period thens the fe

staple title to all i~nte against whichI there reainsr

outstrdandingl anyQ such tax salecrtifiesteer or tax

11*ae, shall beomer absolutely rested In the Seard of

Comm~rissicers of tiverSlraesr Drainage Distrest and

every right, title or laterest of every natapre or lst
whatsoever et te formersi evaer ofl **td preprtf, or any

one e~lating by, throughP or anterT hi, or any one~ holb-

ing ear lies thexrcen shal sense, terminate and be at
an enrd, and, the Beairt~ of Comatasioners of Ever51****

Drainage Distrr~s rBhall be math~rised rsad erospoveed

sell the rsiai leads a pareited ~ by w.

SECTI3CN 2. All have or parts of lawsr in seatnist heF~reith

are thereby repealed.


StEOTriGE 3. Thois +E$ abelS take effeet rlanettatey upon

beassingE a law.


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APril 24e 1948





AIR M1AIL

Sonorable John R. Beacwam
State Senator
Tallaheassee, Plerida

REi: Senate Bill INo. 154 aexapting
~manicipsalities an other poublically
owned lands from Everglades Drainage
Distriettaa R

Dear Jtohns

Copy of the eabve 1th letter fromPaPul Potter
and copy of his letter to you to this office on thte da
the members of the Board left to llahaasee for the conference
last week wpith the Governor and 1 ra of the I. T. Board
hence it did not cme my attention ntll I returned th a
week, in feeat on th igi3a y n whidh we received the
Journal reporting ~ ioatroduc of the 'bill.

It is FaBtr tabl t Lt promnpt response to MR.,
Potter~a letter we ~not m~d/ wit~h co~p to you, outlining
.the reason whp the atlY must be opposed to passage at
this bill+

aeto R. P. C. such assurances s we, felt
wanrrant g~that no adverse legislation was expected whidhh
would east th d~~ntaca of the District to them based on
the ta s(tructure )i the 1941 Aet to support the refunrding;
bonds. ~t la can tirables that this bill might remove from~
taxa~tion ocnsid blel areas of thle District and hence create
a defini d of good faith on our part. As written
this bill might even cover lands owned by abb-drainage districts.
Incidental, of course, would be the loss of Perenue from sudlh
l~ands. Further Counsel might not agree, but I am definitely
of the opinion that R., F. C. ooul require the District to
litigate this bill at considerable expense to us. Everything
possible has been done to supaport Congreaun Peterson's
bill to Congress to require the Goverrnment to gpa district
taxes on Federal lands, Certainly if we examwpt mulnicipal
and other lands of a similar ihature we cou~ld searcely expect
support for this Federal bills





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Mr, ark~ !1. Tennant, 3lraiir..iank
Eve7r,1adles Cretnal a Distr~ric
60r7 Conglress 3uz~ildin:
Miaml,~ Florida

Dtear Park:

I received you:r lec~tter -of fril C13 ith, and
want to thankL you for thie car!e*

Unless som~ethi~r~ comes up whi;chr changes
my pl~an, I do~ not expect to be bade! in~ IMarni
before the endl of ther session.

Thank you for th Ad also.

Witsih k~indlest regardsi, I am

Sincerely yourso,


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COMMISSIONER
KR. TENNANT, CHAIRMAN

;. E. BEARDLE ONeN. Man.

EARL McDANIEL
WEST IIALM BEACH
PAUL M. HOENSHEL
PonT "hAAYACA
TOM M. BRYAN
FT. LAUDERDALE

K. M. THROOP. Sec. 81 TREAB-
ALFRED E. SAPP. ATTY.
M. LEWIS HALL, ATT.
CAPT. U. B. AAP


EVERGLADES DRAINAGE DISTRICT

PHONE 84886g
MIAMI, FLORIDA





dy. Offio9
6~0' Congress Blag
Miam, I~ra
April 8~6, 1945


Hon. Ernest R. Grahaam,
Tallahassee, Fla.


Dear Erneat:


Here is another ad which went out to the
papers last week. This means that it will be May 24th
before the bill can be introduced. This. Ad contemplates
amendatory legislation instead of a complete codification
as did the other one. Also you will note it provided for
setting of salaries and for the adjus~tmenlt of the ad valorea
tax.

The following parties have been working on the Aet:~


A.E. Sapp Eveargladea attorney
Tom Johrrston -- Evana, Mershon & Sawyer
Skinny Lewfis West Palm Beach
Turner Wallia *
Ray Alley (part time)
Jim Beardaleyr -


There are several things I want to point out about
the proposed bill. If you should get down here on a short trip
I wish you would give me a call. We can talk better than wrrite.
I think they expect to have a draft of the bill finished by about
the last of this week. I have had to be away anat of the time




Si merely,


MERKg R. TENNANf, GHIIMAN




00PT
D R~raMAE AND 3IRRATION31 SIECTIONl


BUILDINGS
RN~SAB~ CITYf

Mayr 22, 19145

Mrs Je E, Beaurdesy, Oeneral Manager
Eve~rglades~r Drainageo Distriets
1107 Steasyne ~Sauing~r
Miramb, Flrcida
abr s eorglades rane Distriot
Se dp o, mref 1

Dear Mr. Bea~raley

mited to us wit year letter of May 9, (ard last SatuJray Mr.c
Strong ired you as follows a

"Re youlr letter bJ 3 elosing~r drat Oproosd
legislation. After earefl eenaideratfion we to not
'feel bparopsd r+latiasin neeeearry or desrabrrle.
Alsob believe it paurportsr to go ~anoh fur~ther than
molre compilation of p~aresn 3sws and adjustwmnt of
charesl byp certain sellcstors of taxes which we
waderstoodl rom disonasion in Wasrhingto~n were the
only qprose for legislative action. le~ttr
follows.

We note the ca~ngeSf that are he~reinafter set out,
and for convenierrase of identification, our references herein
wi'll be to the sections of the proposed oamendments.,

Weo note in Seertion 1 that you haen added the worrds
"nL8d conserving;, wAnLd of controflSl~inU theaters therein and
thereen," and alsoP "for the senuxseraio~nd nd development of the
Sattrs1 resorource within itr ~s budaries." In view at Mbr. Phrtterson' s
lette to yrou of ALpril 7, espy of whibdh was famishead sta, we
questions dwether this amendment shouhd be mradee
In Seetionr 2 with reaferens to the 'body Corrporate and
Petecru, W we find that the word'emPploy has been srub~titu~ted for thes
word "Appoin~t," Is thet pur~poses of this, as oevered by inter see~tionag
to phaoe the power of employment or appointment with t~he Pronnagrt
In the sansd section we nlote that ~thei limiftation~ plsedl on sucoh
rretiner and expenses. In the ease sootionr under hea.ing enntlitled
"Vemnu, Servsic of Pasrocessone find a new section, but it h~as been








5>. J. E. Beardaley Page 2
ear experience from at practical standpoint that it is difficult
enough for the governing board to secure prompt notice of services of
any process in any suit or proceeding whren there is just; ene
i ~ officer upon whom ench service can be served, and doubt the
practisabtlity of htaving four. as outlined in this new sateoon.
We~ note a, new section added, identified as 'I[1)", which
section declares all properties of the District "are now and shall
remain, until disposed of by the Board as provided by lawr, the
property of the Board." We see no reason why the title to this
property should not be with the Distriot, and abould bes advised
further as to the reasons for this change.
Under subsection (k) of Sec~tion 2 entitled n$eaetarykP,"
we note the slubstitution of the word "emaploy" for the word "appointi
Is the purpose of this to permit the employment thereof by the
general manager? In this same subsection, we note the removal of
the lindbation upon the salary of the secretary, and feel that
this is not desrirable. ,.
Chder subseotion (1) of Se~ction i2 entitled "General
~Manag~er," we find that the limitation on the salary of the general
manager has been removed and also provision added that the general
msanager may also be a member~ of the Board. e doubt the advisability
of this.
Under Section b wn~titled AG'eneral Powere," we find a;
new section entitled subsection (a). W~e do not think this proposed
armendment should be made in view of the letter of Mr. tterson
above mentioned and the objections phrased therein. note under
subsection (e) the addition of several phrase and words with
respect to wooneePrvation." The slaae la true asr to ag gy)0tiono (p).
In Seotion t amending Section 5 entitled "Sones, we
notice the exclusion of certain described lands. We~ cannot under-
atand the reason for this exclusion unless it be that: they have
been required by the Federal Government.
In Section 5 amending Section 7 entitled "Debt Service
T'ax,n we find the addition of nas well ~ase tos establish and tonintain
any reserve provided in the Resoliation directing the isenance of any
refunding bonds, and also "annually o levy,a and also "lif in any
year the Board shall fail to lary a ~tari or fix a tax rate, then the
maximum rates herein are hereby levied.n we also noe the omission
of the words nthe proceeds of any acreage tax heretofore levied" in
the enumeration of the sources of money applicable to ~the debt
service fund. We cannot see the advisability to providing for an
annual levy instead of the dized levies or for any chlanges in the
tax abruocure.








ICT+ de Ee Itar~deley Yage 3

In Section 6 a~Reading g Setion b enl~tit leg*Adintraio
Wasl' we no~tel the reading; as follows, "There is herelby jlevied and
striYal upon all real property," whle the former wr~dingr was
Where s I herreq leied sad affiixed upon all nrea, plrsonal and
mauird pnroperty. Thre propened amendmesnt increased the ardminir~~~stlratv
the reason for ~these changerse

II* also no tfet in subseetion (4) it provides that all
pubide offiejrs performing oariewso for the Distriot shall receive
for such service the fees prescribed by law for simiilar services~ In
oeanetsoion with ceunay taxes. WIpll this effeeta saving to the
Distriet T

soottonw 11 of the p~oposed act sanods 8setion 70 in thaat thes
present rat in part ~red as follows, "The provisions of' this not
halll eencat iftu an irreveearble cenr~ac0rrt beteen the said Evsr*
1sldes D)crainge Distriot and thae holders of said referadin~ boatl,"
whereas the proposed ramentdment adds inseesdiatelyr after the word
"rset" the foLlow~ing, with rgferernce to tle9 lery and selleetiona of
terasand tres pplienrtion or" the debt services fund," We thil to
underrstan the PurPpOse o f this change.

We rwold like to be aLdvsedB further as to thes rerason for
the exchateno~ o thea verd "state" in subsection1 (1) of Seation~
19 of the proposed amendmen~ltf which purposts to smendf feetlion 101.
$1emfereneer is ~lso made! to Charles and '1DTbrFaueolsrnih Letter
of May is to yeau, espy of wh:ich was furnished ea. e note that
Charlres TPrasernuar~t hrtee 1t s e anerr~sbanbts suggpated~ t th
proposed lgisltion emabodys changsa not ca~ompsreeded by the "1Neties
of Intention" (as puabli~abet)*

We appreelate that yoru h~nave expnded considered effort
rad time in onuing the prepar~ation of then prsioosed &legislation, and
awhile we are willing: to cooporrtae wIith you and thse Board of Super*
vIsers off the Distrieta to naible you3 in btrlin about a more efirisent
organisation, yet genrailrlry epaking, we hesitate to approve the
enxgreated ameandxants for tlhe followlagl reasones

(a) They purport to place rather lar ge owere with the
generlP anager which are now lodged wi~th the Board of Supe'71rvisors
It is ownesivpable that the Distriet willl no alwarys Iinv a eapable
and ef~fiisrat~ mneast

(b) They arso leave open the enolunto to be paid the, various
efficals of the Distriote Is it not; the general rule in Florida
for the sajlrarie rad compesataion of public eff~ie~als to be Ilimited
by~~P sttteTWecrtainly haveano obtjection to emaployesr receiving
increases lat eagget that a ePiling bse placed on anleh eamipepnsaion
or salary.













Age I


Mhr. If. L. Stearredaly


(o) They tinker somewhat with the tax structure,
principally in cornnzetctn writh the Admi~nistration Taxe Pnd.

Ver~y truly yours,





ee-Giles J. Pattesron
Florida Nationa( Bak Building;
Jlaksonvflle, PIsrida.

Charles and Tasraeriohtt
806i Iorehante*LIsa~elet Building
rst.~ Lobuisl, MIssourI


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symbol above or pre-
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SENATOR ERNEST GR~
'TAL~LAHASi

UNDERSTAND BEARDSLE


AHAM -
SEE FLO=/~

EY AND SAPP ARRANGING FOR C MM1I TTEE
ON _EVERGLA.DES BILL WILL YOU PLEASE ~ViE~
SO I CANI APPEAR THEY HAVE WI PED OUT A~LLI
D LI MI TATI ONS ~ON ATTORNEYS EXPENSES BESID S
SECTION ABLE FEATURES ASK Jl M? SHOW YOUI :~
YESTERDAY FROM REC COUNSS.EI El TH REGULAR
HESE VERY CHANGES STOP UNDERST~ANDiGssP~uD~r"
REIaT FOR EX"TENSI ON REV ERS-IONJ CLA!UGE 19 1~~


HEARINGS THIS WEEK
COUPLE DAPYS NOTI CE
SARLARY CEl LINGS ANT
INCLUDING OTHER OBJ


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ACT CANI YOU! GI VE ME. STATUS ANID PROBABLE OUTCOMnE THANKSSi-
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AttLor: .: -at;-I.c~x:





I thought you ~::.iht bej interes-ol in
knowil:n, that BIeachemcl:5av:c-ldsDrsng
B111 (3.13.1.34) was killed in corr_1tte~e yes-
terda?-y.

Ath khindest; pers11on~al regardsd, I amn

Sincer~ely rourls,




*;iEBSTER IALLACE


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1134 Bill to be entitled an Act
g and discharging all Everglades Drain-
trict special assessments or liens upon
ty within said distritt owned and used by
tate of Florida, Counties, Municipalities,
other Governmental Units of the State; ex-
ting property of the State, County, Municipal-
Sand other Governmental EP~nits of the State
om future assessments by the State Everglades
../Drainage District.

4/15/43 ~- referred to Drainage




I


M. LEWIS 11ALL
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW


AMR~ED E. S~rr
916-919 INGRAHAM BUILDING
MIAMI, FL~ORIDA

April 21, 1943


Mr. Webster G. W~allace
c/o Senator Ernest R. Graham
Tallahassee, Florida

Dear "Red":

I have not yet started receiving copies of the
Senate and House Journals. Anything you can do to speed
them along will be appreciated.

It has been called to my attention that o~ April
15th senator Beacham introduced Senate Bill No. I11~1 which
was referred to the Drainage Committee and, as I understand
it, has for its purpose the cancellation of Everglades taxes
on lands owned by the State, Counties and Municipalities and
the exemption of the lands from future Everg~lades taxes. I
believe the Bill was prepared by NY. Paul Potter, City Attor-
ney of West Palm Beach, who perhaps has in mind the exemption
of the City Airport. If the Bill is what I understand it to
be, I believe it is entirely too broad and would be injuri-
ous to the interests of the District.

The Everglades Laws Section 101(1), Chapter 14717,
Acts of 1931, which remain in full force and effect under
Section 19, Chapter 20658, Acts of 1941, provide that "except
as otherwise provided all laws relating to the assessment and
collection of taxes for State and County taxes, the sale of
lands for the non-payment thereof and the redemption of lands
so sold shall apply to and be a part of the taxing system pro-
vided for the Everglades Drainage District". This provision
probably makes Section 192.06, Florida Statutes, 1941, dealing
with exemptions a part of the taxing system of the Everglades
Drainage District, and I doubt the advisability of going any
further on the subject of exemptions.

This Senate Bill No. 134, was apparently introduced
as a general law, however, all the laws relating to the Ever-
glades Drainage District which have been passed in recent years
have been passed as local laws,
Very truly yours,



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51.Ben H~err
West Palm Deaeb
P Floia

Dear Ben:

I h.ave your letter of' Eay 12th, and want
to thank~ you. for the same~. I appreciate your
kind offer of assistance, and I may take you
up on it.

I also note what you say about the Ever-
rlades Drainage Distriot. The bill came in
just the other day, mad I have not had a chance
to go over it. But you can rest assured that
if there is anythling I can do, I will.

With kindest repards, I ann

Sincerely yours,




ER"'EST R. GRAHA9"


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PREHIDENT CHAIRMAN OF THE BOAMID PII1sT VIcK.PREIDENT


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Hlerbert D Book
Chairman House Commi~ttee Canals and ;R~aina~ge
als lahasrsee, Florida.

Regret waps onlledP home Tuesday afternoon STOP Anticipating; Conmsittee

hearing on Senate E~vergladese Bill setting salaries, etc. rWish to

ear this bill substantially abatea afefirmat~ively the serious objectionsr

I had to forme Br Pdiscare bill whiah objections I hlad earnestly urged

before group here whrich ~rew seat and in, open moeting M~ay 10th.

Ini myg ,$1idgntn thkis Distriot doea nlot need general anrtager but does need

an engineer wh~~o a plan and & irect its works andl policy of conservation

of soil s whlicrh is extremely important. Also we need satattory limits

placed on sonoes of revenue and salaries paid.

Mark R Tennan~~t, Chairmapn
Prepaid and charge to 've~rglades Evrgladses Dranag Dist~rioat
Derainag Dist~ii~~rl~jgARB ORDERS ARE APPROPRIATE GIFT FOR ALL OCCASIONS.


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