Correspondence between Joshua Chase and John W. Watson about defeat of House Bill #479 (Everglades drainage)

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Title:
Correspondence between Joshua Chase and John W. Watson about defeat of House Bill #479 (Everglades drainage)
Series Title:
Business Records of Sydney Octavius Chase
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English
Creator:
Chase family
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Box: 22
Folder: 5.68. Everglades Drainage (Bill Number 479)

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North America -- United States of America -- Florida

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University of Florida
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."-C9 2r4 190


.ionor-ble John *. atson,
Xallahaasee, YloridcA

-jear ALr. ..atson:

;Ic'dTUS BILL, #479, "nown as the Terminable
Per.ite Bill: 'he writer's attention hl>e been olled
to this measure, which will seriously im::pzir the power
that @o..uaunitlee haw to control publio utilities. If
you vill go over this Bill carefully, you will find
that the Lill is wolf in alipp's clothing, and its
chief purpose is evidently to crush out all local
freedom in m .tter relating to public utilities.

if this Bill is enacted into .uw, Uny gas,
traction, water, power or other utility corporation
with a franchise in t .as tate can at ;.ny time eunrender
its existing frnoahise L-nd roouive a perpetual permit in
lieu thereof, ivhich cannot be terminated except by the
purchase of its properties by a municipality.

i:o municipality can end suoh a "Terminable Ksrmit"
nu ,.,ttor how burdensoi; it -.ay be, without deciding
to purchase the property of thur utility cor.-poration
before it knjwa that tae price vill be.

Ahe writer feels that yao will be doing the dtate
Saplenild service if you will do your utmost to abso-
lutely oefo..t tiis Bill.


Yours very truly,



JOC/fa




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