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Journal
of the

House of Representatives

June 6, 1955, through November 6, 1956
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION
on Reapportionment
Pursuant to
Article VII, Section 3
Florida Constitution

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Members Of The House Of Representatives

For Extraordinary Session on Reapportionment


Alachua Group 1 Ralph D. Turlington, 223 West Uni- Leon Group 1 Mallory E. Horne, P. O. Box 725, Tal-
versity Avenue, Gainesville lahassee
Group 2 J. Emory (Red) Cross, P: O. Box 411, Group 2 Kenneth Ballinger, Center Building,
Gainesville Tallahassee
Baker John J. Crews, Jr., P. O. Box 264, Levy Frank Marshburn, Box 69, Bronson
Macclenny Liberty J. S. (Red) Alexander, Bristol
Bay Group 1 Frank M. Allen, 342 South Palo Alto, Madison E. B. (Shorty) Jones, Greenville
Panama City Manatee Group 1 William C. Grimes, Palmetto
Group 2 J. C. Bodiford, P. 0. Box 1022, Pan- Group 2 J. E. Pratt, 717 21st St., W. Bradenton
ama City Marion Group 1 C. Farris Bryant, P. O. Box 563, Ocala
Bradford Doyle E. Conner, Starke Group 2 William V. Chappell, Jr., 4 South
Brevard Group 1 A. Max Brewer, Titusville Magnolia Street, Ocala
Group 2 O. L. Burton, Eau Gallie Martin Marvin H. Rowell, Stuart
Broward Group 1 Andrew J. Musselman, Jr., 412 NE Monroe Bernie C. Papy, Key West
18th Avenue, Pompano Beach Nassau James P. Page, Jr., Fernandina Beach
Group 2 Thomas E. (Ted) David, 2206 Funston Okaloosa Charles D. Stewart, P. O. Box 643,
Street, Hollywood Ft. Walton Beach
Calhoun Marion B. Knight, Blountstown Okeechobee Nathan Zelmenovitz, Okeechobee
Charlotte John M. Hathaway, Box 638, Punta Orange Group 1 Henry W. Land, Apopka
Gorda Group 2 William C. Coleman, Jr., 1500 Wood-
Citrus Harry H. Gleaton, Inverness land, Orlando
Clay S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Middleburg Osceola J. J. Griffin, Jr., 435 Florida Avenue,
Collier David C. Jones, Jr., Box 796, Naples St. Cloud
Columbia W. E. Bishop, Lake City Palm Beach Group 1 Fred O. Dickinson, Jr., 321 Palmetto
*B. D. (Georgia Boy) Williams, Lake Road, West, Palm Beach
City *Ralph J. Blank, Jr., West Palm Beach
Dade Group 1 George S. Okell, 902 Biscayne Build- Group 2 Emmett S. Roberts, P. O. Box 488,
ing, Miami Belle Glade
Group 2 John B. Orr, Jr., 3538 Crystal Court, Pasco J. R. A. Williams, P. O. Box 911, Dade
Coconut Grove City
Group 3 W. C. (Cliff) Herrell, 173 Navarre Pinellas Group 1 Fred C. Petersen, 201 4th Ave., S., St.
Drive, Miami Springs Petersburg
"DeSoto S. C. Smith, Arcadia Group 2 Charles R. Johnson, Jr., 1450 Coral
-Dixie Hal Chaires, Oldtown Way, S., St. Petersburg
Duval Group 1 Lacy Mahon, Jr., 702 Graham Build- Group 3 B. E. Shaffer, Route 2, Box 568, Clear-
ing, Jacksonville water
Group 2 Harry W. Westberry, 152 Tallulah Av- Polk Group 1 Roy Surles, P. O. Box 1375, Lakeland
enue, Jacksonville Group 2 Boone D. Tillett, Jr., Lake Wales
Group 3 William H. (Bill) Maness, 704 Florida Group 3 Perry E. Murray, Frostproof
Theatre Bldg., Jacksonville *Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., Frostproof
Escambia Group 1 J. B. Hopkins, Kennedy Bldg., Pen- Putnam James N. (Gator) Beck, Palatka
sacola St. Johns Group 1 F. Charles Usina, P. O. Box 177, St.
Group 2 Webb C. Jernigan, P. O. Box 584, Augustine
Pensacola Group 2 (Sonny) Nathan I. Weinstein, 1611/2
Plagler H. T. Cook, Bunnell St. George St., St. Augustine
Franklin Mrs. Bryant Patton, Apalachicola St. Lucie Lawrence L. King, 28 Florida Bank
Gadsden Group 1 W. M. Inman, Quincy Building, Ft. Pierce
Group 2 C. Fred Arrington, Havana Santa Rosa John S. Pittman, Box 206, Jay
Gilchrist Howell Lancaster, Trenton Sarasota Group 1 George E. Youngberg, Sr., Castile Rd.,
Glades J. H. Peeples, Jr., Venus Venice
Gulf Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Port St. Joe Group 2 Henry S. Bartholomew, P. O. Box
Hamilton J. W. McAlpin, White Springs 646, Sarasota
Hardee G. W. (Dick) Williams, Wauchula Seminole Group 1 Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Atlantic Na-
Hendry Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston tional Bank Building, Sanford
Hernando Jacob V. Varn, Brooksville Group 2 Volie A. Williams, Jr., Sanford
Highlands Howard Livingston, Box 246, Sebring *Gordon V. Frederick, Sanford
Hillsborough Group 1 James S. Moody, Plant City Sumter Evan A. (Billy) Merritt, Jr., P. O. Box
Group 2 Tom Johnson, 416 Tampa St., Tampa 41, Sumterville
Group 3 Sam M. Gibbons, 918 First National Suwannee Houston, W. Roberts, Live Oak
Bank Building, Tampa Taylor O. W. Jones, Perry
Holmes Harvie J. Belser, Bonifay Union G. Fred Andrews, Lake Butler
Indian River Sherman N. Smith, Jr., 1601 20th St., Volusia Group 1 Thomas T. Cobb, 219 Magnolia Ave-
Vero Beach nue, Daytona Beach
Jackson Group 1 Hugh Dukes, Cottondale Group 2 James H. Sweeny, Jr., 302 S. Spring.
Group 2 John S. Shipp, Jr., 525 North Russ Garden Avenue, DeLand
Street, Marianna Wakulla Z. Wallenstein Revelle, Panacea
Jefferson Prentice P. Pruitt, Monticello Walton Thos. D. (Tom) Beasley, DeFuniak
Lafayette Homer T. Putnal, Mayo Springs
Lake Group 1 J.A. (Tar) Boyd, Leesburg Washington Jeff Webb, P. O. Box 66, Chipley
Group 2 Carl E. Duncan, Tavares *Sam Mitchell, Vernon
Lee Group 1 W. H. Carmine, Jr., P. O. Box 228,
Fort Myers
Group 2 Walter O. Sheppard, 1927 Cordova
Avenue, Fort Myers


Elected in Special Election held May 29th, 1956, and served in Reapportionment Session beginning June 4th.

























OFFICERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Speaker-Thomas A. (Ted) David, Hollywood

Speaker Pro Tempore-S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Middleburg

Chief Clerk-Mrs. Lamar H. Bledsoe, Tallahassee

Sergeant-at-Arms-Amos Davis, Quincy













JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Monday, June 6, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


Beginning of an extraordinary Session of the Florida Legislature, convened by proclamation of his Excellency,
Leroy Collins, Governor of the State of Florida, under proclamation hereafter set out, held at the Capitol in the
City of Tallahassee in the State of Florida.
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 1955 Cross Jones, E. B. Papy Stewart, E. L.
Dickinson Jones, O. W. Patton Surles
The following proclamation of the Governor convening the Dukes King Peeples Tillett
Legislature in extraordinary session was read by the Honor- Gibbons Knight Petersen Usina
able Thomas E. David, Speaker of the House of Representa- Gleaton Lancaster Pratt Varn
tives: Griffin Land Pruitt Webb
A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR Grifs Lngston Put Western
Grimes Livingston Putnal Weinstein
WHEREAS, the Florida Legislature convened in regular Hathaway Mahon Revelle Westberry
session on April 5, 1955, has adjourned sine die without hav- Herrell Marshburn Roberts, E. S. Williams, G. W.
ing reapportioned the representation in the Legislature, as Hopkins McAlpin Roberts, H. W. Williams,J.R.A.
required by Section 3 of Article VII of the Constitution, viz. Horne Merritt Rowell Williams,V.A.Jr.
Inman Moody Shaffer Youngberg
For the House of Representatives: Jernigan Murray Sheppard Zelmenovitz
"three (3) Representatives to each of the five most Johnson,C.R.Jr. Musselman Shipp
populous counties, and two (2) Representatives to each Johnson, Tom Okell Smith, S. C.
of the next eighteen more populous counties, and one Jones, D. C.,Jr. Orr Stewart, C. D.
Representative of each of the remaining counties of Excused: Messrs. Saunders, Duncan, Maness, Pittman, Tur-
the State" lington, Sweeny, Smith of Indian River, Cobb, Cook and Page.
For the Senate: A quorum present.
"thirty-eight (38) Senatorial Districts, such Districts The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver
to be as nearly equal in population as practicable, Carmichael, guest Chaplain:
but no county shall be divided in making such ap-
portionment, and each district shall have one Sena- O Holy Father, to whose service we long ago dedicated our
tor;" and souls and lives; we are sorry that we are still so prone to
sin and so little inclined to obedience: so much attached to
WHEREAS, said Section 3 of Article VII requires that, upon the pleasures of sense; so negligent of things spiritual:
failure of the Legislature in regular session to reapportion
the representation as required therein, the Governor shall So prompt to gratify our bodies, so slow to nourish our
call the Legislature together in extraordinary session to pro- souls;
vide such reapportionment;
So greedy for present delight, so indifferent to lasting
NOW, THEREFORE, I, LeROY COLLINS, AS GOVERNOR blessedness;
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, in obedience to the require-
ments of said Section 3 of Article VII of the Constitution, do So fond of idleness, so indisposed for labor;
hereby call the duly elected and qualified Senators and Mem-
bers of the House of Representatives of the Legislature of So soon at play, so late at prayer;
the State of Florida together in extraordinary session to be So brisk in the service of self, so slack in the service of
convened at two o'clock p.m., on June 6, A.D. 1955, to consider others;
the question of reapportionment of the representation in the
Legislature, as mandatorily required by said Section 3 of So eager to get, so reluctant to give;
Article VII of the Constitution.
So lofty in our profession, so low in our practice;
(SEAL)
So full of good intentions, so backward to fulfill them;
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand as Governor and caused the Great Seal So severe with our neighbors, so indulgent with ourselves;
of the State of Florida to be hereto affixed at
Tallahassee, Florida, the Capital, on this June 3, So eager to find fault, so resentful at being found fault with;
A.D. 1955. So little able for great tasks, so discontented with small
LeROY COLLINS, ones;
Governor. So weak in adversity, so swollen and self-satisfied in
ATTEST: R. A. GRAY, prosperity;
Secretary of State. So helpless apart from Thee, and yet so little willing to
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:00 P. M., be bound to Thee.
Monday, June 6, 1955. O merciful heart of God, grant us yet again thy forgiveness.
The roll was called and the following Members answered Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
to their names:
Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe, Chief Clerk of the House of Represen-
Mr. Speaker Bartholomew Boyd Chappell tatives, received the oath of office administered by Justice
Alexander Beasley Brewer Cleveland B. K. Roberts of the Supreme Court of Florida.
Allen Beck Bryant Coleman
Andrews Belser Burton Conner Mr. Amos H. Davis, Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Rep-
Arrington Bishop Carmine Costin resentatives, received the oath of office administered by Justice
Ballinger Bodiford Chaires Crews B. K. Roberts of the Supreme Court of Florida.
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INTRODUCTION OF AND REFERENCE HOUSE BILLS, Session of the 1955 House of Representatives of the Florida
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS Legislature in manner prescribed by the Constitution, Law and
CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND as may be from time to time directed by this House.
MEMORIALS
2. That a copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the
By Messrs. Okell of Dade and Ballinger of Leon- State Board of Commissioners and that it be spread upon
the Journal of this House.
H. R. No. 1-X-Providing for the rules of procedure and
policies of the House of Representatives of the 1955 extra- -was read in full.
ordinary session of the Florida Legislature. Mr. Okell moved the adoption of the resolution.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA- The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 2-X
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN EXTRAORDIN- was adopted.
ARY SESSION ASSEMBLED:
Mr. Mahon moved that all bills pertaining to redistricting
1. That the rules of procedure prevailing in the 1955 Reg- or to reapportionment shall be referred to the Committee of
ular Session of the Florida Legislature shall govern this body the Whole House, and that said Committee of the Whole
until the Committee on Rules and Calendar shall otherwise House shall decide and act upon said bills by a majority vote.
report and such report be adopted.
report and such report be adopted. The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
2. That the Speaker of the House of Representatives ap- Mr. Gibbons moved that the Committee on Rules & Calendar
point a Chief Clerk, Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, a Reading of the 1955 Regular Session shall also serve as the Committee on Rules & Calendar
Clerk, Doorkeepers and a Superintendent of Maintenance. of he 1955 Rular Sessin als serv as the Comittee on
Rules & Calendar for the 1955 Extraordinary Session.
3. That each member of the House of Representatives be
allowed to designate one competent attache for service at the The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
extraordinary session of the House of Representatives of 1955, Mr. Okell moved that the Committee on House Administra-
which attache so designated shall be enrolled as an employee tion of the 1955 Regular Session shall also serve as the Com-
of the House from June 6, 1955. mittee on House Administration for the 1955 Extraordinary
4. That the Speaker of the House of Representatives is Session.
hereby authorized to appoint such additional attaches for the The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
conduct of the business of the House as he may deem necessary,
taking into consideration the wish of the House that expenses Mr. Okell moved that the Committee on Personnel of the
be kept to the minimum necessary for the conduct of the 1955 Regular Session shall also serve as the Committee on
business of the House during this extraordinary session, and Personnel for the 1955 Extraordinary Session.
that the Speaker is authorized to fix their rate of compensa-
tion, in line with the rates for such personnel as prevailed The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
during the regular session. The attaches appointed by the
members shall each receive $12.00 per day. Mr. Okell moved that the Committee on Engrossing & En-
rolling of the 1955 Regular Session shall also serve as the
5. That each member of the House of Representatives Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling of the 1955 Extra-
shall be paid mileage as allowed by law for one round trip ordinary Session.
between their homes and the seat of government for each
seven days of this extraordinary session, to include one trip The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
from home to the seat of government at the start of this
frsession and from the seat of government to home start of thise end Mr. Okell moved that a committee of three be appointed
session and rom the seatof governmentto home at the end to wait upon His Excellency, Governor LeRoy Collins, and
thereof. notify him that the House of Representatives for the Extra-
6. That not to exceed 500 copies of the daily Journal and ordinary Session is organized and ready to transact business.
100 copies of the daily Calendar shall be printed for each day
of this extraordinary session, and that there shall be mailed The motion was agreed to.
out so many copies of the daily Journal as the members shall Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Gibbons of Hills-
indicate, within these limits. borough, Mahon of Duval and Costin of Gulf as the Committee
7. That such stamps as each member may require be fur- which retired and after a brief absence returned and reported
nished as authorized by the Speaker. that they had performed their duty and were thereupon dis-
charged.
8. That the House Administration Committee be authorized
and directed to furnish to the members of this House all Mr. McAlpin moved that a committee be appointed to notify
stationery, stamps and other necessary supplies for the use the Senate that the House had duly organized and was ready
of the members. to transact business.
9. That each member of the House of Representatives The motion was agreed to.
shall be paid per diem during this extraordinary session of Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. McAlpin of Hamil-
the Legislature as authorized by law for the Governor and ton, Knight of Calhoun, Revelle of Wakulla and Westberry of
Cabinet Members within the state. Duval as the committee which retired and after a brief absence
-was read in full. returned and reported that they had performed their duty
and were thereupon discharged.
Mr. Okell moved the adoption of the resolution.
A committee consisting of Senators Morgan, Rood and Strat-
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. ton appeared at the Bar of the House of Representatives and
1-X was adopted. reported that the Senate was organized and ready to transact
business.
By Messrs. Okell of Dade and Ballinger of Leon- Mr. Okell moved that the House now proceed to the Intro-
H. R. No. 2-X-A Resolution providing for the preparation, duction and Reference of House Bills, Joint Resolutions, House
editing and printing of the House Records of the House of Resolutions, Concurrent Resolutions and Memorials.
Representatives of the extraordinary Session of the 1955 Flor- The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
ida Legislature.
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA- JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCUR-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN EXTRAORDINARY RENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
SESSION ASSEMBLED:
By Mr. Mahon of Duval-
1. That the Chief Clerk of this House be instructed to pre- By Mr hon o
pare, edit and print the House Records of the Etraordinary H. C. R. NO. 3-X-A Concurrent Resolution providing for the












June 6, 1955 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 3

appointment of a Joint Committee of the Senate and the bers of the Senate to be appointed by the President of the
House of Representatives to study and confer upon a suitable Senate, and seven members of the House of Representatives
plan for Reapportionment of the Legislature. to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sbe immediately appointed to study and confer upon a suitable
WHEREAS, the House of Representatives has reconvened plan for reapportionment of the Legislature of the State of
pursuant to the call of the Governor in extraordinary session Florida and to report back to the respective bodies of their
to consider the question of reapportionment of the representa- appointment after adequate consideration with all due speed.
tion in the Legislature as mandatorily required by Section 3
of Article VII of the Constitution, and that said House of -was read the first time in full.
Representatives is organized and ready to consider said ques-
tion, and Mr. Mahon moved that the rules be waived and House Con-
WHEREAS, the House of Representatives feels that it is current Resolution No. 3-X be read a second time in full.
the desire of both the Senate and the House of Representatives
that the matter of reapportionment as required by the Constitu- The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
tion be considered and resolved as expeditiously as possible, yet Concurrent Resolution No. 3-X was read a second time in full.
with adequate consideration to insure a proper and constitu-
tional reapportionment, and Mr. Mahon moved the adoption of the concurrent resolution.
WHEREAS, the Constitution requires the joint action of both The motion was agreed to, and House Concurrent Resolu-
the Senate and the House of Representatives to reapportion tion No. 3-X was adopted and ordered certified to the Senate.
the Legislature, and said Constitution and the call of the
Governor pursuant thereto allow the consideration of no other Mr. Okell moved that House do now adjourn to reconvene at
matters other than reapportionment, NOW THEREFORE, 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, June 7.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, The motion was agreed to.
THE SENATE CONCURRING: Thereupon, at the hour of 2:42 P. M., the House stood
Section 1. That a joint committee composed of seven mem- adjourned until 12:00 Noon tomorrow.












JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Tuesday, June 7, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:00 The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver
Noon. Carmichael, Minister of Faith Presbyterian Church, Talla-
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded assee:
present: Gracious Father, whose mercy is higher than the heavens
Mr. Speaker Costin Livingston Saunders and wider than our wanderings, forgive our folly and excess,
Alexander Crews Mahon Shaffer our coldness to human sorrows, our envy of those who pros-
Allen Cross Maness Sheppard per, our neglect of thy guiding laws, our passion for the
Andrews Dickinson Marshburn Shipp things of the moment which perish in the grasping. Make
Arrington Dukes McAlpin Smith, S. C. us ready for the great adventure of living. Give us courage
Ballinger Gibbons Merritt Smith, S.N.Jr to face the dangers and uncertainties ahead of us and the
Bartholomew Gleaton Moody Stewart, C. wisdom to overcome them that we may not be the slaves of
Beasley Griffin Murray Stewart, E. L. circumstance but their masters.
Beckr Haim ay Musselman Sules Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Belser Hathaway Orr Sweeny
Bishop Hopkins Papy Tillett The Speaker announced that he has excused Mr. Okell
Bodiford Home Patton Usina of Dade for an extended period because of the serious illness
Boyd Inman Peeples Varn of his daughter.
Brewer Jernigan Petersen Webb
Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pittman Weinstein CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
Burton Johnson, Tom Pratt Westberry
Carmine Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pruitt Williams, G. W. The Journal of June 6 was ordered corrected and, as
Chaires Jones, E. B. Putnal Williams,J.R.A. corrected, was approved.
Chappell Jones, O. W. Revelle Williams,V.A.Jr.
Cleveland King Roberts, E. S. Youngberg Mr. Smith of Indian River moved that the House do now
Coleman Knight Roberts, H.W. Zelmenovitz adjourn until 11:00 A.M. tomorrow.
Conner Land Rowell
Excused: Messrs. Okell, Page, Cobb, Turlington, Cook, Her- The motion was agreed to.
rell, Lancaster and Duncan.
Thereupon, at the hour of 12:26 P.M., the House stood
A quorum present. adjourned until 11:00 A.M. tomorrow.

































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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Wednesday, June 8, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
A. M. the Committee of the Whole House.
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded Mr. Surles moved that the House now resolve itself into
present: a Committee of the Whole House for the purpose of con-
sideration of the house bill referred to that Committee.
Mr. Speaker Crews Land Rowell
Alexander Cross Livingston Saunders The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Allen Dickinson Maness Shaffer
Andrews Dukes Marshburn Sheppard The Speaker appointed Mr. Murray as Chairman of the
Ballingerews Dukesncan McAlpin Shpp Committee of the Whole House.
Ballinger Duncan McAlpin Shipp
Bartholomew Gibbons Merritt Smith, S. C. Thereupon, at the hour of 11:37 A. M., the House re-
Beasley Gleaton Moody Smith, S. N.,Jr. solved itself into a Committee of the Whole House, Mr. Murray
Belser Griffin Murray Stewart, C.D. presiding.
Bishop Grimes Musselman Stewart, E. L.
Bodiford Hathaway Orr Surles The Committee of the Whole House having arisen-
Boyd Hopkins Papy Sweeny
Brewer Hopkins Patton Tllett The House reconvened at 11:49 A. M.

Bryant Inman Peeples Usina THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
Burton Jernigan Petersen Varn
Carmine Johnson,C.R.Jr.Pittman Webb The roll was taken to determine the presence of a
Chaires Johnson, Tom Pratt Weinstein quorum.
Chappell Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pruitt Williams, G. W.
Cleveland Jones, E. B. Putnal Williams,J.R.A. A quorum of 83 Members present.
Coleman Jones, 0. W. Revelle Williams,V.A.Jr
Conner King Roberts, E. S. Youngberg Mr. Murray, Chairman of the Committee of the Whole
Cook Knight Roberts, H.W. Zelmenovitz House, reported that the Committee had considered House
Bill No. 4-X and recommends that it pass, and House Bill
Excused: Messrs. Okell, Mahon, Lancaster, Herrell, West- No. 4-X was ordered placed on the Calendar of House General
berry, Page, Turlington, Cobb, Costin and Arrington. Bills for Second Reading.
A quorum present. Mr. Surles moved that the House now take up and consider
House General Bills for Second Reading.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver
Carmichael, guest Chaplain: The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
O Thou who art the Light of the minds that know Thee CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE GENERAL BILL
the Life of the souls that love Thee, and the Strength of FOR SECOND READING
the wills that serve Thee, help us so to know Thee that
we may truly love Thee, so to love Thee that we may fully H. B. No. 4-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide
serve Thee, whom to serve is perfect freedom; through Jesus for the reapportionment of the Membership of the House
Christ, our Lord. Amen. of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Florida
Recorded present. as required by the State Constitution; amending Section 10.03,
Mr. Beck asked to be recorded present. Florida Statutes.
Mr. Surles moved that the House stand in informal recess -was taken up.
until 11:30 A. M. today.
The motion was agree to. Mr. Papy moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 4-X be read a second time by title.
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:05 A. M., the House stood to by a two-thirds voe
in recess. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
in recess. House Bill No. 4-X was read a second time by title.
The House reconvened at 11:30 A. M.
Mr. Papy moved that the rules be further waived and
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. House Bill No. 4-X be read a third time in full and placed
The roll was taken to determine the presence of a upon its passage.
quorum. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
A quorum of 83 Members present. House Bill No. 4-X was read a third time in full.
Mr. Surles moved that the House now proceed to the Pending roll call-
order of Introduction and Reference of House Bills, Joint r Johnson of Hillsborough moved that the House now
Resolutions, House Resolutions, Concurrent Resolutions and reconsider the vote by which House Bill No. 4-X was placed
reconsider the vote by which House Bill No. 4-X was placed
Memorials. on third reading.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered. Pending consideration thereof-
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS, Mr. Cross moved that the motion to reconsider be laid
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, on the table
CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS. on the table
SM a f M a a fThe motion was agreed to, and the motion to reconsider
By Messrs. Pap of Monroe and Stewart of Okaloosa- was laid on the table.
H. B. No. 4-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No.
for the reapportionment of the Membership of the House 4-X.
of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Florida
as required by the State Constitution; amending Section 10.03, When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
Florida Statutes. result was:

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Yeas: So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Speaker Cross Marshburn Shaffer Mr. Papy moved that the rules be further waived and
Alexander Dickinson McAlpin Shipp House Bill No. 4-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Allen Dukes Merritt Smith, S. C.
Andrews Duncan Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the
Ballinger Gibbons Musselman Stewart, C. D. bill was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
Beasley Gleaton Papy Stewart, E. L.
Beck Griffin Patton Surles INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Belser Hathaway Peeples Sweeny
Bishop Hopkins Petersen Tillett Mr. Sweeny introduced Mr. J. Saxton Lloyd, Chairman
Bodiford Horne Pittman Usina of the State Racing Commission, of Daytona Beach, together
Boyd Inman Pratt Varn with Bob and Bill Lloyd, his sons.
Chaires Jernigan Pruitt Webb
Chappell Jones, E. B. Putnal Weinstein Mr. Pittman introduced Messrs. Glen Bates and Ralph
Cleveland Jones, O. W. Revelle Williams, G. W. Nales, teachers from Santa Rosa County.
Conner Knight Roberts, H. W. Williams,J.R.A.
Cook Land Rowell Zelmenovitz Mr. Saunders introduced Mrs. Curtis Jones of Middle-
Crews Maness Saunders burg, Mrs. Dwight Kerns of Orange Park, Mrs. Elva Lee
and Mrs. Daryle Merrilott of Doctor's Inlet, and Mrs. Faye
Nays: England of Clay Hill.
Bartholomew Carmine Jones, D. C.,Jr. Roberts,E. S. Mr. Surles moved that the House do now adjourn until
Brewer Grimes Livingston Sheppard 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Moody Williams,V.A.Jr
Burton Johnson, Tom Orr Youngberg The motion was agreed to.
Yeas-67. Thereupon, at the hour of 12:10 P. M., the House stood
Nafys-,16. adjourned until 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.














JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Thursday, June 9, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M. tricts shall be seated in nearest proximity to each other as is
physically possible.
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded physically possible.
present: -was read in full.
Mr. Speaker Cook Knight Roberts, E. S. Mr. Rowell moved the adoption of the resolution.
Alexander Costin Lancaster Rowell
Allen Crews Land Saunders Without objection, further consideration of House Resolu-
Andrews Dickinson Livingston Shaffer tion No. 5-X was temporarily deferred.
Arrington Dukes Mahon Sheppard
Ballinger Duncan Marshburn Shipp Mr. Surles moved that the House stand in informal recess
Bartholomew Gibbons McAlpin Smith, S. C. until five minutes after the Senate either recesses or adjourns
Beasley Gleaton Merritt Smith, S. N.,Jr. this morning.
Beck Griffin Moody Stewart, C. D. The motion was agreed to.
Belser Grimes Murray Stewart, E. L.
Bishop Hathaway Musselman Surles Thereupon, at the hour of 11:08 A. M., the House stood
Bodiford Herrell Okell Sweeny in recess.
Boyd Hopkins Orr Tillett
Brewer Horne Papy Usina The House reconvened at 11:29 A. M.
Bryant Inman Patton Varn THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
Burton Jernigan Peeples Webb
Chaires Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen Weinstein The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum.
Chappell Johnson, Tom Pittman Williams, G. W.
Cleveland Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pratt Williams,J.R.A. A quorum of 85 Members present.
Cobb Jones, E. B. Pruitt Williams,V.A.Jr. Mr. Surles moved that the House now proceed to the con-
Coleman Jones, O. W. Putnal Youngberg sideration of Messages from the Senate.
Conner King Revelle Zelmenovitz
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Excused: Messrs. Cross, Turlington, Carmine, Maness, West-
berry, Page and Roberts of Suwannee. MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
A quorum present. The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Prayer was offered by the Honorable Z. W. Revelle of
Wakulla. Tallahassee, Florida,
June 9, 1955.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL June 9, 1955.
Honorable Ted David,
The Journal for June 8 was ordered corrected and as cor- Speaker of the House of Representatives.
rected was approved. Sir:
Sir:
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS, I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS resentatives that the Senate has passed-
AND MEMORIALS
AND MEMORIALS y Messrs. Papy of Monroe and Stewart of Okaloosa-
By Mr. Rowell of Martin- H. B. No. 4-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide
for the reapportionment of the Membership of the House
H. R. No. 5-X-A Resolution relating to the arrangement of of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Florida
the seats of the Members of the House of Representatives in of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Florida
the seats of the Members of the House of Representatives in as required by the State Constitution; amending Section 10.03,
the House Chamber. Florida Statutes.
WHEREAS, the position of each member's desk in the Very respectfully,
Chamber of the House of Representatives is based on custom ROBT. W. DAVIS,
and the usual preferences of the Speaker that floor leaders Secretary of the Senate.
be located near the front of the Chamber, and
WHEREAS, this tradition can be to a large degree con- And House Bienroll No. 4-X, contained in the above message
tinued under a plan whereby the House delegations from each was ordered enrolled.
senatorial district and from neighboring districts shall be Upon the suggestion of Mrs. Patton, the House stood in silent
grouped in close proximity adding much to the convenience prayer for the speedy recovery of Mr. Okell's daughter, Jobyna,
of the members and lessening the confusion during sessions, who is seriously ill.
caused by members necessarily moving about from one end
of the Chamber to the other in conferring with each other Mr. Surles moved that the House stand in informal recess
relative to legislation affecting their particular area of the until 12:00 Noon today for the purpose of obtaining an opinion
State, and from the Attorney General as to the constitutionality of
adjourning today until 11:00 A. M. Monday, June 13.
WHEREAS, consideration of this problem is an incident to adjourning today until 11:00 A. M. Monday, June 13.
reapportionment to which our consideration is constitutionally The motion was agreed to.
limited during this extraordinary session and within the proper
scope of our duties at this time, NOW, THEREFORE, The Speaker then appointed Messrs. Murray, Bryant and
Okell as a committee to call upon the Attorney General and
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA- obtain an opinion as to the constitutionality of adjourning
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA: today until 11:00 A. M. Monday, June 13.
That prior to the next regular session of the legislature Thereupon, at the hour of 11:40 A. M., the House stood in
that the seating arrangement of the members in the chamber recess until 12:00 Noon today.
of the house of representatives be so planned that members
of each senatorial district, as well as from neighboring dis- The House reconvened at 12:00 Noon.

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THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS,
The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum. CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND
A quorum of 83 Members present. MEMORIALS

The committee appointed to call upon the Attorney General By Messrs. Smith of Indian River, Gibbons of Hillsborough,
for an opinion concerning adjournment returned, and Mr. Orr of Dade, Land of Orange, Brewer of Brevard, Cleveland
Bryant reported that based upon the precedence of the House of Seminole, Boyd of Lake, Herrell and Okell of Dade, Moody
of Representatives of Congress, which was concurred in by and Johnson of Hillsborough, Saunders of Clay, Petersen and
the Attorney General, the House does have the right and Johnson of Pinellas, Hopkins of Escambia, Bryant of Marion,
power to adjourn today until Monday, June 13. Roberts of Palm Beach, Allen of Bay, Murray and Surles of
Polk, Bartholomew of Sarasota and Zelmenovitz of Okee-
Mr. Okell moved that the Speaker request the Attorney chobee--
General for an opinion as to whether or not the Legislature
could consider legislation dealing with subject matters other H. B. No. 6-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion the
than reapportionment of the Legislature at this extraordinary representation of the State of Florida in the Senate and in
session, and what form of legislation is required by the Con- the House of Representatives of the State of Florida; amend-
stitution to effect reapportionment, whether it must be done ing Sections 10.01 and 10.03, Florida Statutes; providing an
by bill or whether it may be done by joint resolution or con- effective date November 6, 1956.
current resolution.
Th motioThe bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered. Committee of the Whole House.






AFTERNOON SESSION Committee of the Whole House.
The House reconvened at 2:30 P. M. Thereupon, at the hour of 3:18 P. M., the House resolved
itself into a Committee of the Whole House, Mr. Murray
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. presiding.
The roll was taken and the following Members were re- The Committee of the Whole House having arisen-
corded present:
The House reconvened at 3:36 P. M.
Mr. Speaker Cook Knight Rowell
Alexander Costin Land Saunders THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
Andrews D son Mivngston Shepard The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum.
Arrington Dukes Marshburn Shipp A quorum of 79 Members present.
Ballinger Duncan McAlpin Smith, S. C.
Bartholomew Gibbons Merritt Smith, S. N.,Jr. Mr. Murray, Chairman of the Committee of the Whole House,
Beasley Gleaton Moody Stewart, C. D. reported that the Committee had considered House Bill No.
Beck Griffin Murray Stewart, E. L. 6-X and recommends that it pass, and House Bill No. 6-X
Belser Grimes Musselman Surles was ordered placed on the Calendar of House General Bills
Bishop Hathaway Okell Sweeny for Second Reading.
Bodiford Herrell Orr Tillett Mr. Smith of Indian River moved that the House now
Boyd Hokins Papy Usina take up and consider House General Bills for Second Reading.
Brewer Horne Patton Varn
Bryant Inman Peeples Webb The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Burton Jernigan Petersen Weinstein
Chaires Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pittman Williams, G. W. CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE GENERAL BILLS
Chappell Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams,J.R.A. FOR SECOND READING
Cleveland Jones,D.C.,Jr. Pruitt Williams,VAJr H. B. No. 6-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion
Coleman Jones, E. W. Revelle elmenovit the representation of the State of Florida in the Senate and
Coleman Jones, .W. Revelle Zemenovit in the House of Representatives of the State of Florida;
Conner King Roberts, E. S. amending Sections 10.01 and 10.03, Florida Statutes; provid-
ing an effective date November 6, 1956.
Excused: Messrs. Cross, Turlington, Carmine, Maness, West- -was taken up.
berry, Page and Roberts of Suwannee.
A quorum present. of uwannee Mr. Smith of Indian River moved that the rules be waived
and House Bill No. 6-X be read a second time by title.
Mr. Surles moved that the House stand in informal recess
until five minutes after the Senate either recesses or adjourns. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 6-X was read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Stewart of Hendry offered the following amendment to
Thereupon, at the hour of 2:33 P. M., the House stood in House Bill No. 6-X:
recess.
In item designated "Twenty-seventh" strike out "and
The House reconvened at 2:55 P. M. Hendry", and in item designated "Sixteenth District" add
"and Hendry County".
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. "and Hendry ounty"
Mr. Stewart moved the adoption of the amendment.
The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum. Mr tewart moved the adoon of the amendment
Pending consideration thereof-
A quorum of 83 Members present.
Mr. Surles moved that the House do now adjourn until
Mr. Smith of Indian River moved that the House now 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.
proceed to the order of Introduction and Reference of House
Bills, Joint Resolutions, House Resolutions, Concurrent Resolu- A roll call was demanded.
tions and Memorials. When the vote was taken on the motion to adjourn, the
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Yeas: Nays:
Alexander Conner Jones, O. W. Shipp Mr. Speaker Dickinson Moody Rowell
Andrews Costin King Smith, S. C. Allen Herrell Musselman Saunders
Arrington Crews Knight Smith, S. N.,Jr. Boyd Hopkins Okell Usina
Ballinger Dukes Livingston Stewart, C. D. Brewer Jernigan Orr Weinstein
Bartholomew Duncan Marshburn Stewart, E. L. Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr.Peeples Williams,V.A.Jr.
Beasley Gibbons Merritt Surles Chappell Land Pratt
Beck Gleaton Murray Sweeny Cook Mahon Roberts, E. S.
Belser Griffin Patton Tillett
Bishop Grimes Petersen Varn Yeas-59.
Bodiford Hathaway Pittman Webb
Burton Home Pruitt Williams, G. W. Nays-26.
Chaires Inman Putnal Williams,J.R.A. The motion was agreed to.
Cleveland Johnson, Tom Revelle Youngberg
Cobb Jones, D. C.,Jr. Shaffer Zelmenovitz Thereupon, at the hour of 3:55 P. M., the House stood
Coleman Jones, E. B. Sheppard adjourned until 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.













JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Friday, June 10, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A.M. session called under Section 3, Article VII, State
Constitution
The roll was taken and the following Members were re-
corded present: Dear Mr. Speaker:
Mr. Speaker Crews Livingston Sheppard Replying to your recent request for an opinion of this
Alexander Dukes Mahon Shipp office upon substantially the following questions:
Andrews Duncan Maness Smith, S. C.
tirrington Gibbons Marshburn Smith, S.N.,Jr. 1. May the legislature, when called into extraordinary
Bartholomew Gleaton McAlpin Stewart, C.D. session pursuant to Section 3, Article VII, of the State
Beasley Griffin Merritt Stewart, E. L. Constitution, consider bills, resolutions, or joint resolu-
Beck Grimes Murray Surles tions covering any subject other than reapportionment
Belser Hathaway Musselman Sweeny under said section of the Constitution?
Bishop Herrell Orr Tillett 2. May either the Senate or House of Representatives,
Bodiford Hopkins Papy Usina separately and without the consent or concurrence of
Brewer Horne Patton Varn the other, adopt resolutions dealing with the formation
Bryant Inman Peeples Webb of interim committees, arrangement of the chamber or
Burton Johnson,C.R.Jr.Petersen Westberry other quarters of either house, or the equipping of the
Chaires Johnson,Tom Pratt Williams, G. W. same?
Chappell Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pruitt Williams,J.R.A. sm
Cleveland Jones, E. B. Putnal Youngberg 3. May the legislature, when called into extraordinary
Coleman Jones, O. W. Revelle Zelmenovitz session as aforesaid, consider resolutions dealing with
Conner King Rowell reapportionment under the requirements of said Section
Cook Knight Saunders 3, Article VII, instead of bills, or must such reapportion-
Costin Land Shaffer ment be accomplished by legislative act only?
Excused: Messrs. Page, Carmine, Weinstein, Cross, Turling- 4. May the legislature, when called into extraordinary
ton, Okell and Dickinson. session as aforesaid, submit joint resolutions designed
to amend Sections 2 and 3, Article VII, of the State
A quorum present. Constitution, relating to membership in the legislature
Messrs. Williams of Seminole, Ballinger, Boyd, Moody, and and the apportionment thereof?
Jernigan asked to be recorded present. Section 3, Article VII, of the State Constitution, as amended
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver at the general election in 1924, provides for dividing the
Carmichael, guest Chaplain: several counties of the State into thirty-eight senatorial
districts, "to be as nearly equal in population as practicable,
O God, who hast called us to thy service; show us thy but no county shall be divided in making such apportion-
purpose for our lives; though it be hard, make us want to ment, and each district shall have one senator . ." The
follow it; and give us courage to presevere till, at the last, we apportionment of House of Representatives is also provided,
reach the goal which thou hast set for us. but such apportionment is here of minor importance. The
legislature was required by this constitutional provision to
Eternal Spirit, who without our asking it hast ushered us make an apportionment of the senatorial districts in 1925
into this great generation with its chaotic circumstances and and every ten years thereafter. The Governor is required to
its tremendous issues, help us to measure up to the need of our call the legislature into extraordinary session when no ap-
time. portionment is made at the required regular sessions. No
reapportionment having been made at the 1955 regular
In the spirit of our Lord. Amen. session, the Governor called an extraordinary session, be-
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL ginning on June 6, 1955, to consider reapportionment of the
legislature as required by said Section 3, Article VII, of the
The Journal for Thursday, June 9, was ordered corrected State Constitution.
as follows:
When the legislature is called into extraordinary session
On page 2, column 2, in line 8, counting from the bottom pursuant to Section 3, Article VII, of the State Constitution,
of the page, after the word "Hendry", add the following: such extraordinary session is "mandatorily required to reap-
"and in item designated 'Sixteenth District' add 'and Hendry portion the representation as required by this amendment
County'." before its adjournment (and such extraordinary session so
called for reapportionment shall not be limited to expire at
The Journal for Thursday, June 9, as corrected, was ap- the end of twenty days or at all, until reapportionment is
proved, effected, and shall consider no business other than such
reapportionment." The quoted provision was new in the 1924
COMMUNICATIONS amendment of said Section 3, Article VII. Section 8, Article
IV, provides for the convening of the legislature by the
The following communication was read: Governor on extraordinary occasions (which sessions are
STATE OF FLORIDA limited to twenty days by Section 2, Article III, of the State
ST CE OF F A Constitution) which sessions "when organized shall transact
OFFICE OF THE no legislative business other than that for which it is especially
ATTORNEY GENERAL convened, or such other legislative business as the Governor
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA may call to its attention while in session, except by a two-
June 10, 1955 thirds vote of each house. In an Advisory Opinion to the
Governor, 64 Fla. 16, 59 So. 782, which appears to have related
Honorable Thomas E. David to the transmission of the names of officials, appointed to
Speaker, House of Representatives office by the Governor, for confirmation at an extraordinary
Tallahassee, Florida session, the Governor was advised that such transmission of
names and confirmation thereof was not "legislative business"
Re: Legislation that may be considered by an extraordinary within the purview of said Section 8, Article IV. One of the

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grounds for holding such confirmations not to be legislative and "laws" (see sections 15, 16, 20, 21, 28, etc., article III),
business was that the cooperation of the House of Representa- it is clearly required that "the enacting clause of every law
tives was not required, shall be as follows: Be it enacted by the Legislature of the
S State of Florida." (Section 15, article III, state constitution).
Under Section 8, Article IV, of the Constitution, the legis-
lature may transact only such legislative business as may be The enacting clause prescribed by section 15, article III,
within the call, with certain exceptions, while under Section of the state constitution, "is a prime essential to the validity
3, Article VII, of the Constitution, no business other than re- of a law" (Winter Haven v. A.M. Klemm & Son, 132 Fla. 334,
apportionment may be considered. In the light of the above 181 So. 153, text 168; Advisory Opinion, 43 Fla. 305, 31 So.
mentioned Advisory Opinion the legislature may, at extra- 348). We feel that the requirement that the legislature make
ordinary sessions convened under Section 8 of Article IV, con- an apportionment of the members of the legislature among
sider business not legislative in its nature; the limitation is the several counties contemplates that such reapportionment
upon legislative business not upon business not legislative, be by valid enactment containing the enacting clause provided
Under Section 3 of Article VII, the legislature, when called by said section 15, article III, of the state constitution, unless
into extraordinary session under said section, "shall consider otherwise expressly provided in the constitution.
no business other than such reapportionment," this seems to
be a limitation upon all business, whether legislative or other- In the light of these observations, authorities, and con-
wise, other than reapportionment; except such as may be stitutional provisions, the above stated questions are answered
permitted under subsequent constitutional amendments. It as follows:
is doubted that the rule in the Advisory Opinion to the
Governor in 64 Fla. 16, 59 So. 782, is applicable under Section 1. The legislature, when called into extraordinary session
3, Article VII, of the State Constitution. The limitation pursuant to Section 3, Article VII, of the State Constitu-
"against the transaction of any business other than reappor- tion, may not consider bills, resolutions or joint resolu-
tionment does not prohibit the adoption of rules for the ex- tions covering any subject other than reapportion-
traordinary session, regulations concerning the operation of ment under said section of the Constitution; except,
the session, and other regulation necessary for an orderly should there arise at any time a situation in the nature
session. The care and repair of the property of the legislature of an emergency requiring a constitutional amendment
during such session may also be provided for as well as its such an amendment may be submitted under Section
storage after the session is ended. 3, Article XVII, of the Constitution, without regard to
storage after the ssion is ended. the subject matter of such proposed constitutional
amendment.
Sections 1 and 3, Article XVII, of the State Constitution, amendment.
must be considered in this connection (Section 1 of said 2. Neither the Senate or House of Representatives, separ-
Article XVII having been amended in 1948 and Section 3 ately and without the consent or concurrence of the
in 1942, subsequent to the last amendment of Section 3, other, may adopt resolutions dealing with the formation
Article VII, in 1924). Under said Section 1, Article XVII, as of interim committees, arrangement of the chamber or
amended in 1948, constitutional amendments may be pro- other quarters of either house, or the equipping of the
posed at extraordinary or special sessions only when within same, except in so far as the same may relate to or
the Governor's call or an amendment thereof. The amend- have some connection with the current session called
ments contemplated under said Section 1, Article XVII, are under Section 3, Article VII, of the State Constitution.
constitutional amendments generally. Under Section 3, Article This answer relates to official committees and not to
XVII, of the Constitution, a constitutional amendment may unofficial committees that might be set up by the
be proposed "at any regular or special or extra session members of the legislature, or of either house, and not
when the legislature "by a vote of three-fourths of all mem- by the house or senate officially.
bers elected to each house, shall determine that an emergency
requiring an early decision by the electors of the state 3. The legislature is required to make reapportionment as
exists . ." The language of said Section 3, Article XVII, required by Section 3, Article VII, of the State Consti-
indicates that emergency constitutional amendments may be tution, by valid law, and for there to be a valid law
submitted at any regular or special or extra session whether there must be the enacting clause prescribed by Sec-
or not the same be within the call for such session or not, and tion 15, Article III, of the State Constitution. Unless a
said Section 3, Article XVII, being later in point of time resolution be drawn so as to contain the required
(1942) than Section 3, Article VII, (1924), if there is any enacting clause it would not meet the requirements of
conflict between the two sections Section 3 of Article XVII Section 3, Article VII, of the State Constitution.
controls. Said Section 3 of Article XVII appears to have been
submitted and adopted pursuant to the recommendation of 4. The legislature, when called into extraordinary session
the Governor at the 1941 session of the legislature for a pursuant to Section 3, Article VII, of the State Constitu-
constitutional amendment providing for a more speedy tion, may submit joint resolutions designed to amend
amendment of the State Constitution in the event there Sections 2 and 3, Article VII, of the State Constitution,
should arise at any time a situation in the nature of an relating to membership in the legislature and the ap-
emergency requiring a constitutional amendment. We feel portionment thereof, when and only when there exists
that this provision for an emergency amendment to the con- a situation in the nature of an emergency, requiring an
stitution contemplated the submission of an amendment by amendment of said constitutional provisions, at an
the legislature whenever in session, whether in regular early date. Jurisdiction to submit a constitutional
session, or extraordinary session without regard for the amendment, by the legislature when in extraordinary
purpose called, including sessions called under section 3. session under Section 3, Article IV, of the State Consti-
article VII, when there shall arise a situation in the nature tution, is dependent upon the existence of an emergency.
of an emergency requiring a constitutional amendment.
We feel that the legislature is the judge of the existence
The legislature is required, by section 3, article VII, of the of such an emergency.
state constitution, to make an apportionment of membership
in the Senate and House of Representatives every ten years, Sincerely,
beginning with the 1925 session, and should it fail to make RICHARD W. ERVIN
such an apportionment it may be called into extraordinary Attorney General
session as is provided in section 3, article VII, of the state
constitution. Although the said constitution mandatorily Prepared by:
requires reapportionment every ten years no mention is made
of the method of making the reapportionment whether by FRED M. BURNS
bill, resolution or otherwise. It has been the custom of the Assistant Attorney General
legislature in the past to reapportion by acts and not by
resolution, beginning with chapter 3703, laws of Florida, acts Based on the foregoing opinion, the Speaker ruled that
of 1887 (see also histories under sections 10.01 and 10.02, House Resolution No. 5-X was out of order, and House
Florida Statutes). Although reference is made in the state Resolution No. 5-X was ordered withdrawn from further
constitution to "bills" (see sections 14, 17, 28, etc., article III) consideration of the House.












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Mr. Crews moved that the House stand in informal recess Mr. Costin of Gulf offered the following amendment to
subject to call of the Speaker. House Bill No. 6-X:
A roll call was demanded. In Section 1, Sub-section 2, following the words "Fifth Dis-
trict" strike out: "and Liberty County" and following the words
When the vote was taken on the motion to recess, the "Twenty-second District-Wakulla County, Jefferson County
result was: and Taylor County" add: "and Liberty County".
Yeas: Mr. Costin moved the adoption of the amendment.
Alexander Crews Knight Stewart, C. D. Pending consideration thereof-
Andrews Dukes Livingston Stewart, E. L.
Bartholomew Duncan Marshburn Tillett Mr. Pruitt of Jefferson offered the following substitute
Beasley Gleaton McAlpin Varn amendment to House Bill No. 6-X:
Beck Griffin Merritt Williams, G. W.
Beser Grimeffin M tto Williams,.R.A Strike out: Exerything following paragraph (2) and insert
Belser Grimes Patton Williams,J.R.A. the following in lieu thereof:
Bishop Jernigan Peeples Youngberg
Ch e Jones, uit Zelmenovitz First District-Santa Rosa County and Okaloosa County.
Conner Jones, 0. W. Putnal
Costin King Revelle Second District-Escambia County.
Nays: Third District-Walton County, Holmes County and Wash-
Mr. Speaker Cook Mahon Sheppard ington County.
Arrington Gibbons Maness Shipp
Ballinger Hathaway Moody Smith, S. C. Fourth District-Jackson County.
Bodiford Herrell Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr. Fifth District-Calhoun CoUnty, Gulf County, Liberty County
Boyd Hopkins Musselman Surles and Franklin County.
Brewer Horne Orr Sweeny
Bryant Inman Petersen Usina Sixth District-Gadsden County.
Burton Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt Westberry
Chappell Johnson, Tom Rowell Williams,V.A.Jr. Seventh District-Polk County.
Cleveland Jones, D. C.,Jr. Saunders Eighth District-Leon County.
Coleman Land Shaffer
Ninth District-Brevard County and Indian River County.
Yeas-38
Tenth District-Madison County and Taylor County.
Nays-42.
Eleventh District-Pinellas County.
The motion was not agreed to, and the House did not re-
cess. Twelfth District-Okeechobee County, Osceola County, Mar-
tin County and St. Lucie County.
The Speaker announced that he had reviewed the point
of order raised by Mr. Beasley yesterday that House Bill No. Thirteenth District-Dade County.
6-X was not then properly before the House due to the fact
that no written report had been made by the Committee of Fourteenth District-Columbia County.
the Whole House after its consideration by that committee. Fifteenth District-Bradford County and Union County.
The Speaker ruled the point was not well taken and cited Sixteenth District-Lee County, Charlotte County, Hendry
that Hind's Precedents of the House of Representatives of Charlotte County, Hendry
the United States, Volume IV, Paragraph 4898 provides for County and Coller County.
a verbal report by the Chairman of the Committee of the Seventeenth District-Suwannee County, Hamilton County
Whole House. and Lafayette County.
Mr. Surles moved that the House now take up and consider Eighteenth District-Duval County.
House Bill No. 6-X.
The motion was agreed to, and Nineteenth District-Orange County.
H. 1. No. 6-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion Twentieth District-Marion County.
the representation of the State of Florida in the Senate and Twenty-first District-Levy County, Dixie County, Gilchrist
in the House of Representatives of the State of Florida; County and Citrus County.
amending Sections 10.01 and 10.03, Florida Statutes; providing
an effective date November 6, 1956. Twenty-second District-Jefferson County and Wakulla
-was taken up, having been read a second time on June 9, County.
now pending on motion by Mr. Stewart of Hendry to adopt Twenty-third District-Lake County.
an amendment, which amendment reads as follows:
In item designated "Twenty-seventh" strike out "and Hen- Twenty-fourth District-Monroe County.
dry", and in item designated "Sixteenth District" add "and Twenty-fifth District-Bay County.
Hendry County".
Henry County". Twenty-sixth District-Putnam County.
The question recurred on the adoption of the amendment.
Twenty-seventh District-Highlands County, Hardee County,
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted. DeSoto County and Glades County.
Mr. Livingston of Highlands offered the following amend- Twenty-eighth District-Volusia County.
ment to House Bill No. 6-X:
In Section 2, after the words "Thirty-Third" strike "High- Tw y-n h District-Nassau County, Baker County and
lands County" and add said words "Highlands County" after Cay County.
the phrase "Twenty-Seventh". After the phrase "Twenty- Thirtieth District-Broward County.
Seventh" strike the words "Glades County" and add said
words "Glades County" after the phrase "Thirty-Third". Thirty-first District-St. Johns County and Flagler County.
Mr. Livingston moved the adoption of the amendment. Thirty-second District-Alachua County.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted. Thirty-third District-Sarasota County.
Mr. Allen asked to be recorded present. Thirty-fourth District-Hillsborough County.












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Thirty-fifth District-Palm Beach County. Fifth District-Franklin County, Gulf County and Calhoun
County.
Thirty-sixth District-Manatee County. County.
Sixth District-Gadsden County.
Thirty-seventh District-Seminole County.
Seventh District--Polk County.
Thirty-eight District-Hernando County, Pasco County and Seventh District-Polk County.
Sumter County. Eighth District-Leon County.
Mr. Pruitt moved the adoption of the substitute amend- Ninth District-Pasco County and Hernando County.
ment.
Tenth District-Madison County and Taylor County.
Pending consideration thereof-
Eleventh District-Pinellas County.
Mr. Costin of Gulf offered the following amendment to the
substitute amendment to House Bill No. 6-X: Twelfth District-St. Lucie County, Indian River County and
Martin County.
Following the words "Fifth District" strike out: "Calhoun
County, Gulf County, Liberty County and Franklin County" Thirteenth District-Dade County.
and following the words "Twenty-second District" strike out: For n isric-o i on.
"Jefferson County and Wakulla County" and insert the fol- Fourteenth District-Columbia County.
lowing in lieu thereof: Fifth District: "Calhoun County, Gulf Fifteenth District-Union County and Bradford County.
County and Franklin County" and following "Twenty-second
District" add: "Jefferson County, Wakulla County and Liberty Sixteenth District-Nassau County, Baker County and Clay
County." County.
Mr. Costin moved the adoption of the amendment to the Seventeenth District-Suwannee County, Hamilton County
substitute amendment. and Lafayette County.
The motion was agreed to and the amendment to the sub- Eighteenth District-Duval County.
stitute amendment was adopted.
statute amendment was adopted. Nineteenth District-Orange County.
The question recurred on the adoption of the substitute
amendment, as amended. Twentieth District-Marion County.
Pending consideration thereof- Twenty-first District-Levy County, Dixie County and Gil-
christ County.
Mr. Brewer moved that the House stand in informal recess
until 11:40 A. M. today. Twenty-second District-Jefferson County, Wakulla County
and Liberty County.
The motion was not agreed to.
Twenty-third District-Lake County.
The question again recurred on the adoption of the sub- Twenty-third Distrit-Lake County.
stitute amendment, as amended. Twenty-fourth District-Monroe County.
The motion was not agreed to and the substitute amend- Twenty-fifth District-Bay County.
ment, as amended, was not adopted.
Twenty-sixth District--Putnam County.
The question then recurred on the adoption of the amend- Twenty-sixth District-Putnam County.
ment by Mr. Costin. Twenty-seventh District-Hardee County, Highlands County
and DeSoto County.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Costin withdrew the amendment. Twenty-eight District-Volusia County.
Twenty-ninth District-Charlotte County, Lee County,
Messrs. Roberts of Suwannee and Roberts of Palm Beach HendryDistte County and Collier County.
asked to beecoded prs Hendry County and Collier County.
asked to be recorded present.
Messrs. Costin of Gulf, Crews of Baker, Varn of Hernando, Thirtieth District-Broward County.
Livingston of Highlands, Andrews of Union, Peeples of Glades, Thirty-first District-St. Johns County and Flagler County.
Bodiford and Allen of Bay, Knight of Calhoun, Beck of
Putnam, Jernigan of Escambia, Pittman of Santa Rosa, Wil- Thirty-second District-Alachua County.
liams of Pasco, Webb of Washington, Gleaton of Citrus, Marsh-
burn of Levy, Williams of Hardee, Dukes and Shipp of Jackson, Thirty-third District-Okeechobee County, Osceola County
Bishop of Columbia, Putnal of Lafayette, Griffin of Osceola, and Glades County.
Inman of Gadsden, Belser of Holmes, Merritt of Sumter, Jones
of Taylor and Conner of Bradford offered the following Thirty-fourth District-Hillsborough County.
amendment to House Bill No. 6-X:
Strike out all of the bill after the enacting clause and insert Thirty-fifth District-Palm Beach County.
the following in lieu thereof: Thirty-sixth District-Manatee County and Sarasota County.
Section 1. The representation of the people of the state
of Florida in the senate of the state of Florida, shall from Thirty-seventh District-Seminole County and Brevard
and after the sixth (6th) day of November, A. D., 1956, be County.
apportioned as hereinafter set forth in this act. Thirty-eighth District-Citrus County and Sumter County.
Section 2. There shall be thirty-eight (38) senatorial dis-
tricts in the state of Florida which shall be each represented Section 3. Those senators holding over in office shall, dur-
in the senate of the state of Florida by one senator, and be ing that part of their respective terms of office succeeding
designated by numbers, and the said thirty-eight (38) districts the sixth (6th) day of November, A.D., 1956, each be deemed
shall be composed each of the counties mentioned and named and held to be the senator representing the senatorial district
after the respectively numbered districts as follows, to-wit: embracing the county in which he resides; provided he shall
not have removed his place of residence in the meantime from
First District-Santa Rosa County and Okaloosa County. said senatorial district.
Second District-Escambia County. Section 4. This act shall take effect on the sixth (6th) day
Third District-Walton County, Holmes County and Wash- of November, A. D., 1956, the same being the date of the next
ington County. general election to be held in the state of Florida, at which
election senators to represent the odd numbered districts as
Fourth District-Jackson County. herein described shall be elected.













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Section 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with the Maness Petersen Smith, S. C. Usina
provisions of this act be and the same are hereby repealed. Moody Pratt Smith, S. N.,Jr. Westberry
Murray Roberts, E. S. Surles Williams,V.A.Jr.
Mr. Costin moved the adoption of the amendment. Musselman Rowell Sweeny
Orr Saunders Tillett
A roll call was demanded.
Nays:
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend-
ment, the result was: Alexander Dukes Livingston Shipp
Andrews Gleaton Marshburn Stewart, C. D.
Yeas: Arrington Griffin McAlpin Stewart, E. L.
Beasley Hathaway Merritt Varn
Alexander Costin Jones, O. W. Rowell Beck Inman Patton Webb
Andrews Crews King Sheppard Belser Jernigan Pruitt Williams, G. W.
Arrington Dukes Knight Shipp Bishop Jones, D. C.,Jr. Putnal Williams,J.R.A.
Beasley Duncan Livingston Stewart, C. D. Chaires Jones, E. B. Revelle Youngberg
Beck Gleaton Marshburn Stewart, E. L. Conner Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W. Zelmenovitz
Belser Griffin McAlpin Varn Costin King Shaffer
Bishop Hathaway Merritt Webb Crews Knight Sheppard
Bodiford Inman Patton Williams, G. W.
Chaires Jernigan Putnal Williams,J.R.A. Yeas-38.
Conner Jones, E. B. Roberts, H.W. Zelmenovitz
Nays-42.
Nays:
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Mr. Speaker Gibbons Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr. House Bill No. 6-X was not read a third time.
Ballinger Grimes Musselman Surles
Bartholomew Herrell Orr Sweeny Under Rule 51, House Bill No. 6-X was referred to the Com-
Boyd Hopkins Petersen Tillett mittee on Engrossing & Enrolling.
Brewer Horne Pratt Usina
Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pruitt Westberry REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Burton Johnson, Tom Revelle Williams,V.A.Jr.
Chappell Land Roberts, E. S. Youngberg June 10, 1955.
Cleveland Mahon Saunders
Coleman Maness Shaffer Your Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling to which was
Cook Moody Smith, S. C. referred-(on second reading)-
Yeas-40. House Bill No. 6-X.
Nays-41. -with amendments, begs leave to report the amendments
The motion was not agreed to, and the amendment was have been incorporated in the bill, and the same has been care-
not adopted. fully examined and correctly engrossed and is herewith re-
not adopted. turned.
turned.
Mr. Gibbons moved that the rules be waived and House Bill Very respectfully,
No. 6-X, as amended, be read a third time in full and placed W. M. Inman, Chairman,
upon its passage. Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling.
A roll call was demanded. -and House Bill No. 6-X was ordered placed on the Calendar
of Bills for Third Reading.
When the vote was taken on the motion, the result was:
Yeas: Mr. Surles moved that the House do now adjourn until 2:00
P. M. Monday, June 13.
Mr. Speaker Brewer Cook Home
Ballinger Bryant Gibbons Johnson,C.R.Jr. The motion was agreed to.
Bartholomew Burton Grimes Johnson, Tom
Bodiford Chappell Herrell Land Thereupon, at the hour of 12:16 P. M., the House stood
Boyd Coleman Hopkins Mahon adjourned until 2:00 P.M. Monday, June 13.












JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Monday, June 13, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:00 P. M. Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded Speaker of the House of Representatives.
present: Sir:
Mr. Speaker Cook Knight Rowell I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
Allen Costin Lancaster Saunders sentatives that the Senate has passed-
Andrews Cross Land Shaffer
Arrington Dukes Livingston Sheppard By the Committee on Reapportionment-
Ballinger Duncan Mahon Shipp S. B. No. 9-X(55)-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion
Bartholomew Gibbons Maness Smith, S. C. the representation in the Senate of the State of Florida.
Beasley Gleaton Marshburn Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Beck Griffin McAlpin Stewart, C.D. -and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
Belser Grimes Moody Stewart, E. L. therein.
Bishop Hathaway Murray Surles
Bodiford Herrell Musselman Sweeny Very respectfully,
Boyd Hopkins Okell Tillett ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Brewer Horne Orr Turlington Secretary of the Senate.
Bryant Inman Papy Varn And Senate Bill No. 9-X, contained in the above message,
Burton Jernigan Petersen Westberry was read the first time by title and referred to the Committee
Carmine Johnson,C.R.Jr.Pratt Williams, G. W. of the Whole House.
Chaires Johnson, Tom Pruitt Williams,J.R.A.
Chappell Jones, D. C.,Jr. Putnal Youngberg Mr. Murray moved that Senate Bill No. 9-X be withdrawn
Cobb Jones, E. B. Revelle Zelmenovitz from the Committee of the Whole House and placed on the
Coleman Jones, O. W. Roberts, E. S. Calendar.
Conner King Roberts, H. W. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and Senate
Excused: Messrs. Page, Dickinson and Weinstein. Bill No. 9-X was ordered withdrawn from the Committee of
the Whole House and placed on the Calendar.
A quorum present.
A quorum present. Mr. Usina asked to be recorded present.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend OliverAT N OF AT G AL BIL
Carmichael, Guest Chaplain: CONSIDERATION OF SENATE GENERAL BILL FOR
SECOND READING
ALMIGHTY GOD, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and S. B. No. 9-X(55)-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion
our Father, grant unto the members of this House thy guidance the representation in the Senate of the State of Florida.
and thy special wisdom. In all matters, both personal and pub-
lic, may each have a sense of Thy enduring presence. Endow -was taken up.
their minds with clear thinking and an understanding of the
other person's point of view. Give to them hearts of patience Mr. Okell moved that further consideration of Senate Bill
and the courage of their convictions. Upon their families let No. 9-X be indefinitely postponed.
Thy eternal blessings rest and in this period of absence from
one another, bind them together by thy golden bond of love. Pending consideration thereof-
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Mr. Smith of Indian River offered a substitute motion that
the rules be waived and Senate Bill No. 9-X be read a second
Messrs. Crews and Alexander, and Mrs. Patton asked to be time by title.
recorded present.
recorded present. The substitute motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote,
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL and Senate Bill No. 9-X was read a second time by title.
The Journal for Friday, June 10, was ordered corrected by Messrs. Smith of Indian River, Murray of Polk and Gibbons
the Speaker as follows: of Hillsborough offered the following amendment to Senate
Bill No. 9-X:
On page 1, column 1, line 12, counting from the top of the
page, strike out the name "Okell". In Section 2, strike out: Section 2. and insert the following
in lieu thereof: Section 2. There shall be thirty-eight (38)
On page 3, column 1, line 23, counting from the top of the Senatorial Districts in the State of Florida which shall be
page, strike out the name "Okell". each represented in the Senate of the State of Florida by one
(1) senator, and be designated by numbers, and the said
On page 5, strike out the name "Okell" in column 1, line 21, thirty-eight (38) districts shall be composed each of the
counting from the top of the page, and in column 2, line 5, counties mentioned and named after the respectively num-
counting from the top of the page. bered districts as follows, to-wit:
The Journal for Friday, June 10, as corrected was approved. First District-Santa Rosa and Okaloosa.
Mr. Okell moved that the House proceed to the order of Second District-Escambia.
Consideration of Messages from the Senate.
Third District-Walton, Holmes and Washington.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Fourth District-Jackson.
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
Fifth District-Calhoun, Gulf, Franklin and Liberty.
The following message from the Senate was received and Sixth District-Gadsden.
read:
Tallahassee, Florida Seventh District-Polk.
June 10, 1955. Eighth District-Leon.

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Ninth District-Brevard. Fifth District-Franklin County, Gulf County and Calhoun
County.
Tenth District-Madison and Suwannee. County.
Eleventh District-Pinellas. Sixth District-Gadsden County.
Seventh District-Polk County.
Twelfth District-Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin. Seventh District-Polk County.
Thirteenth District-Dade. Eighth District-Leon County.
Fourteenth District-n ad Ninth District-Pasco County and Hernando County.
Fourteenth District-Hamilton and Columbia.
Fifteenth District-Clay and Bradford. Tenth District-Madison County and Taylor County.
Eleventh District-Pinellas County.
Sixteenth District-Nassau, Baker and Union. Eleventh District-Pinellas County.
Twelfth District-St. Lucie County, Indian River County and
Seventeenth District-Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry. Martin County.
Eighteenth District-Duval. Thirteenth District-Dade County.
Nineteenth District-Orange. Fourteenth District-Columbia County.
Twentieth District-Marion. Fifteenth District-Union County and Bradford County.
Twenty-first District-Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy and Sixteenth District-Nassau County, Baker County and Clay
Citrus. County.
Twenty-second District-Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor. Seventeenth District-Suwannee County, Hamilton County
Twenty-third District-Lake. and Lafayette County.
Twenty-fourth District-Monroe. Eighteenth District-Duval County.
Twenty-fifth District-Bay. Nineteenth District-Orange County.
Twenty-sixth District-Putnam. Twentieth District-Marion County.
Twenty-seventh District-Hardee, DeSoto and Highlands. Twenty-first District-Levy County, Dixie County and Gil-
christ County.
Twenty-eighth District-Volusia. Twenty-second District-Jefferson County, Wakulla County
Twenty-ninth District-Sarasota. and Liberty County.
Thirtieth District-Broward. Twenty-third District-Lake County.
Thirty-first District-St. Johns and Flagler. Twenty-fourth District-Monroe County.
Thirty-second District-Alachua. Twenty-fifth District-Bay County.
Thirty-third District-Osceola, Okeechobee and Glades. Twenty-sixth District-Putnam County.
Thirty-fourth District-Hillsborough. Twenty-seventh District-Hardee County, Highlands County
and DeSoto County.
Thirty-fifth District-Palm Beach.
Twenty-eighth District-Volusia County.
Thirty-sixth District-Manatee.
Twenty-ninth District Charlotte County, Lee County,
Thirty-seventh District-Seminole. Hendry County and Collier County.
Thirty-eighth District-Sumter, Hernando and Pasco. Thirtieth District-Broward County.
Mr. Smith of Indian River moved the adoption of the amend- Thirty-first District-St. Johns County and Flagler County.
meant, Thirty-second District-Alachua County.
Pending consideration thereof- Thirty-third District-Okeechobee County, Osceola County
Messrs. Costin of Gulf and Crews of Baker offered the fol- and Glades County.
lowing substitute amendment to Senate Bill No. 9-X: Thirty-fourth District-Hillsborough County.
Strike out everything after the enacting clause and insert Thirty-fifth District-Palm Beach County.
the following in lieu thereof: Thirty-sixth District-Manatee County and Sarasota County.
Section 1. The representation of the people of the State Thirty-seventh District Seminole County and Brevard
of Florida in the Senate of the State of Florida, shall, from County.
and after the sixth (6th) day of November, A. D. 1956, be ap-
portioned as hereinafter set forth in this Act. Thirty-eighth District-Citrus County, Sumter County.
Section 2. There shall be thirty-eight (38) Senatorial Dis- Section 3. Those senators holding over in office shall, dur-
tricts in the State of Florida which shall be each represented ing that part of their respective terms of office succeeding
in the Senate of the State of Florida by one (1) senator, and the sixth (6th) day of November, A. D. 1956, each be deemed
be designated by numbers, and the said thirty-eight (38) dis- and held to be the senator representing the senatorial district
tricts shall be composed each of the counties mentioned and embracing the county in which he resides; provided he shall
named after the respectively numbered districts as follows, not have removed his place of residence in the meantime from
to-wit: said senatorial district.
First District-Santa Rosa County and Okaloosa County Section 4. This Act shall take effect on the sixth (6th)
day of November, A. D. 1956, the same being the date of the
Second District-Escambia County. next general election to be held in the State of Florida, at
which election representatives in the various counties and
Third District-Walton County, Holmes County and Wash- senators to represent the odd numbered districts as herein
ington County. described shall be elected.
Fourth District-Jackson County. Section 5. Chapter 10, Florida Statutes, is hereby repealed.












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Mr. Costin moved the adoption of the substitute amendment. Jones, O. W. Petersen Shipp Williams,J.R.A.
Knight Putnal Stewart, C.D. Youngberg
Pending consideration thereof- Livingston Roberts, E. S. Stewart, E. L. Zelmenovitz
Messrs. Smith of Indian River, Murray of Polk, and Gibbons McAlpin Roberts, H. W. Sweeny
of Hillsborough offered the following amendment to the sub- Moody Shaffer Webb
stitute amendment to Senate Bill No. 9-X: Patton Sheppard Williams, G. W.
In Section 2, following the words "14th District" Add: Gil- Nays:
christ County in order that the same shall read: "Fourteenth
District, Columbia County and Gilchrist County" and: Mr. Speaker Cobb Maness Smith, S. C.
Bartholomew Cross Marshburn Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Strike out the words "Twenty-first District: Levy County, Beasley Dukes Murray Surles
Dixie County and Gilchrist County" and insert in lieu thereof Beck Gibbons Musselman Tillett
the following: "Twenty-first District: Sarasota County" and: Bishop Grimes Okell Turlington
Strike out the words "Thirty-eighth District: Citrus County Boyd Herrell Orr Usina
and Sumter County" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Brewer Jernigan Pratt Va erry
Bryant King Pruitt Westberry
"Thirty-eighth District: Levy County, Dixie County, Citrus Carmine Lancaster Revelle Williams,V.A.Jr.
County and Sumter County" and: Chaires Land Rowell
Following the words: "Thirty-sixth District," strike out the Cleveland Mahon Saunders
words "and Sarasota County" Yeas-45.
Mr. Gibbons moved the adoption of the amendment to the
substitute amendment. Nays-42.
Pending consideration thereof- The motion was agreed to and the substitute amendment,
as amended, was adopted.
Messrs. Williams of Seminole and Cleveland asked to be
recorded present. Mr. Okell of Dade offered the following amendment to
The question recurred on the adoption of the amendment to Senate Bill No. 9-X:
the substitute amendment to Senate Bill No. 9-X. Strike out the enacting clause.
A roll call was demanded. Mr. Okell moved the adoption of the amendment.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amendment Pending consideration thereof-
to the substitute amendment, the result was:
Mr. Beasley moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
Yeas:
A roll call was demanded.
Mr. Speaker Gibbons Maness Saunders When the vote was taken on the motion to lay the amend-
Arrington Griffin Moody Shaffer ment on the table, the result was:
Ballinger Grimes Murray Smith. S. C.
Bartholomew Herrell Musselman Smith, S. N.,Jr. Yeas:
Boyd Hopkins Okell Surles Alexander Conner Johnson, Tom Sheppard
Brewer Home Orr Sweeny Allen Cook Jones, D. C.,Jr. Shipp
Bryant Inman Papy Usina Andrews Costin Jones, O. W. Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Burton Johnson,C.R.Jr. Patton Westberry Arrington Crews Knight Stewart, C. D.
Carmine Johnson, Tom Petersen Williams, G. W. Ballinger Dukes Marshburn Stewart, E. L.
Cleveland King Pratt Williams,V.A.Jr, Beasley Duncan McAlpin Sweeny
Cobb Land Roberts, E. S. Youngberg Belser Gleaton Moody Turlington
Coleman Mahon Rowell Bishop Hathaway Putnal Varn
Nays: Chaires Home Revelle Webb
ysChappell Inman Roberts, H. W. Williams,J.R.A.
Alexander Cook Jones, E. B. Roberts, H. W. Nays:
Andrews Costin Jones, O. W. Sheppard
Beasley Crews Knight Shipp Mr. Speaker Cross Mahon Rowell
Beck Cross Lancaster Stewart, C.D. Bartholomew Gibbons Maness Saunders
Belser Dukes Livingston Stewart, E. L. Beck Griffin Murray Shaffer
Bishop Duncan Marshburn Turlington Bodiford Grimes Musselman Smith, S. C.
Bodiford Gleaton McAlpin Varn Boyd Herrell Okell Surles
Chaires Hathaway Pruitt Webb Brewer Hopkins Orr Tillett
Chappell Jernigan Putnal Williams,J.R.A Bryant Jernigan Papy Usina
Conner Jones, D. C.,Jr. Revelle Zelmenovitz Burton Johnson,C.R.Jr Patton Westberry
Carmine King Petersen Williams, G. W.
Yeas-47. Cleveland Lancaster Pratt Williams,V.A.Jr.
Nays-40. Cobb Land Pruitt Youngberg
Coleman Livingston Roberts, E.S. Zelmenovitz
Messrs. Tillett and Allen were given unanimous consent to
be recorded as voting "yea". Yeas-40.
The motion was agreed to and the amendment to the sub- Nays-48.
stitute amendment was adopted. The motion was not agreed to and the amendment was not
The question recurred on the adoption of the substitute laid on the table.
amendment, as amended. The question recurred on the adoption of the amendment
A roll call was demanded. striking the enacting clause.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the substitute When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend-
amendment, as amended, the result was: ment, the result was:
Yeas: Yeas:
Allen Burton Crews Horne Mr. Speaker Bryant Cross Jernigan
Andrews Chappell Duncan Inman Bartholomew Burton Gibbons Johnson,C.R.Jr.
Arrington Coleman Gleaton Johnson,C.R.Jr. Beck Carmine Griffin Land
Ballinger Conner Griffin Johnson, Tom Bodiford Cleveland Grimes Mahon
Belser Cook Hathaway Jones, D. C.,Jr. Boyd Cobb Herrell Murray
Bodiford Costin Hopkins Jones, E. B. Brewer Coleman Hopkins Musselman












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Okell Pratt Shatter Williams, G. W. Cleveland Okell Revelle Williams,V.A.Jr
Orr Revelle Surles Williams,V.A.Jr Herrell Orr Saunders
Papy Roberts, E. S. Tillett Youngberg Musselman Papy Tillett
Petersen Saunders Westberry
Yeas-73.
Nays:
Nays: Nays-14.
Alexander Crews Lancaster Smith, S. C. So the bill passed, as amended.
Allen Dukes Livingston Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Andrews Duncan Maness Stewart, C. D. Mr. Bryant moved that the rules be further waived and
Arrington Gleaton Marshburn Stewart, E. L. Senate Bill No. 9-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Ballinger Hathaway McAlpin Sweeny
Beasley Home Moody Turlington The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the bill
Belser Inman Patton Usina was ordered immediately certified to the Senate after engross-
Bishop Johnson, Tom Pruitt Varn ment.
Chaires Jones, D. C.,Jr. Putnal Webb REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Chappell Jones, E. B. Roberts, H. W. Williams,J.R.A.
Conner Jones, O. W. Rowell Zelmenovitz June 13, 1955
Cook King Sheppard Your Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling to which was
referred--
Costin Knight Shipp referred-
Senate Bill No. 9-X.
Yeas-39.
-with amendment, begs leave to report the same has been
Nays-50. carefully examined and correctly engrossed and is herewith
The motion was not agreed to and the amendment striking returned.
the enacting clause was not adopted. Very respectfully,
Mr. Saunders of Clay offered the following amendment to W. M. Inman, Chairman,
Senate Bill No. 9-X: Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling.
In Section 1, Sub-section (2), strike out: "Sixteenth- -and Senate Bill No. 9-X, with amendment, was ordered
Nassau, Baker and Clay" and "Twenty-sixth-Putnam" and immediately certified to the Senate.
insert the following in lieu thereof: "Sixteenth-Nassau and Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn until 11:00
Baker" and "Twenty-sixth-Putnam and Clay." A. M. tomorrow.
Mr. Saunders moved the adoption of the amendment. A roll call was demanded.
The motion was not agreed to and the amendment was not
adopted. When the vote was taken on the motion to adjourn, the
result was:
Mr. Crews moved that the rules be further waived and Senate
Bill No. 9-X, as amended, be read a third time in full and Yeas:
placed upon its passage. Alexander Costin King Revelle
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate Allen Dukes Knight Saunders
Bill No. 9-X, as amended, was read a third time in full. Ballinger Duncan Marshburn Shatter
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the Beasley Geaton MAlpin Ship
Beck Griffin Moody Surles
result was: Burton Hathaway Okell Varn
Yeas: Chaires Herrell Orr Webb
Mr. Speaker Costin King Shipp Chappell Hopkins Papy Williams, G. W.
Allen Crews Knight Smith, S.C. Cleveland Horne Patton Williams,J.R.A.
Andrews Cross Lancaster Smith, S. N.Jr. Cobb Jernigan Petersen Williams,V.A.Jr
Arrington Dukes Land Stewart, C. D. Coleman Jones, D.C.,Jr. Pruitt Zelmenovitz
Ballinger Duncan Livingston Stewart, E. L. Conner Jones, E. B. Putnal
Bartholomew Gibbons Mahon Surles Nays:
Beasley Gleaton Maness Sweeny
Bek Griffin Marshburn Turlington Andrews Crews Maness Stewart, E. L.
Belser Grimes McAlpin Usina Arrington Cross Murray Tillett
Bishop Hathaway Moody Varn Bartholomew Grimes Musselman Turlington
Bodifo Hatoawy Moou y aWeb Bodiford Inman Roberts, E. S. Usina
Bryant Home Patton Westberry Boyd Johnson,C.R.Jr. Roberts, H. W. Westberry
Carmine Inman Petersen Williams, G.W. Brewer Johnson, Tom Rowell Youngberg
Chaires Jernigan Putnal Williams,J.R.A. Bryant Jones, O.W. Sheppard
Chappell Johnson,C.R.Jr.Roberts, E. S. Youngberg Carmine Land Smith, S. C.
Cobb Johnson, Tom Roberts, H. W. Zelmenovitz Cook Livingston Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Coleman Jones, D. C.,Jr. Rowell Yeas-47.
Conner Jones, E. B. Shatter Nays-33
Cook Jones, O. W. Sheppard
The motion was agreed to.
Nays: Thereupon, at the hour of 3:29 P. M., the House stood
Alexander Boyd Brewer Burton adjourned until 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.













JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Tuesday, June 14, 1955

EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A.M. The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum.
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded A quorum of 89 Members present.
present: Mr. Pruitt was given unanimous consent to be recorded
as voting "Nay" on the passage of Senate Bill No. 9-X, as
Mr. Speaker Crews Livingston Sheppard amended.
Alexander Cross Mahon Shipp
Allen Dickinson Maness Smith, S. C. Mr. Surles moved that during the remainder of this extra-
Andrews Dukes Marshburn Smith, S. N.,Jr. ordinary session that at any time the House recesses or ad-
Arrington Duncan McAlpin Stewart, C. D. journs for more than one day the pay of the attaches of the
Ballinger Gibbons Merritt Stewart, E. L. House, with the exception of the post-session staff, be suspend-
Bartholomew Gleaton Moody Surles ed for the period that the House is not in session.
Beasley Griffin Murray Sweeny The motion was not agreed to.
Beck Grimes Musselman Tillett
Belser Hathaway Okell Turlington Mr. Smith of Indian River moved that, in addition to the
Bishop Herrell Orr Usina post-session staff, a secretarial pool of ten employees to be
Bodiford Hopkins Patton Varn chosen by the Speaker, be provided and that the employment
Boyd Horne Peeples Webb of all other extraordinary session employees be terminated.
Brewer Inman Petersen Weinstein A roll call was demanded.
Bryant Jernigan Pittman Westberry
Burton Johnson,C.R.Jr.Pratt Williams, G. W. When the vote was taken on the motion, the result was:
Carmine Johnson, Tom Pruitt Williams,J.R.A. Yeas:
Chaires Jones, D. C.,Jr. Putnal Williams,V.A.Jr.
Cleveland Jones, E. B. Revelle Youngberg Mr. Speaker Coleman Maness Roberts, E.S.
Coleman Jones, O. W. Roberts, E. S. Zelmenovitz Arrington Cross Moody Rowell
Conner King Rowell Boyd Grimes Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Cook Knight Saunders Brewer Herrell Musselman Surles
Costin Land Shaffer Bryant Land Orr Williams,J.R.A.
Carmine Mahon Patton
Excused: Messrs. Page, Cobb, Lancaster, Chappell and
Roberts of Suwannee. Nays:
A quorum present. Alexander Dukes Livingston Shipp
p Allen Duncan Marshburn Smith, S. C.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver Andrews Gibbons McAlpin Stewart, C. D.
Carmichael, guest Chaplain: Ballinger Gleaton Merritt Stewart, E. L.
Bartholomew Griffin Okell Turlington
Teach us, good Lord, to serve thee as thou deserves; to give Beasley Hathaway Papy Usina
and not to count the cost; to fight and not to heed the Beck Hopkins Peeples Varn
wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labor and not Belser Inman Petersen Webb
to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that we do thy Bodiford Jernigan Pittman Weinstein
will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Chaires Johnson,C.R.Jr.Pratt Williams, G. W.
Cleveland Johnson, Tom Pruitt Williams,V.A.Jr
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL Conner Jones, D. C.,Jr. Putnal Youngberg
The Journal for Monday, June 13, was ordered corrected, Cook Jones, E. B. Revelle Zelmenovitz
and as corrected was approved. Costin Jones, O. W. Saunders
Crews King Shaffer
Mr. Papy asked to be recorded present. Dickinson Knight Sheppard
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES Yeas-23
Your Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling to which was Nays-61
referred- The motion was not agreed to.
House Bill No. 4-X. Mr. Crews moved that during the remainder of the extra-
-begs leave to report same has been properly enrolled, signed ordinary session the staff of the House be reduced to the post-
by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representa- session staff as may be designated by the Speaker, and a
tives, and by the President and Secretary of the Senate, and secretarial pool of forty-two employees who shall be chosen
presented to the Governor on June 14, 1955. by the Speaker and the employment of all other employees
be terminated.
Very respectfully, A roll call was demanded.
W. M. Inman, Chairman,
Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling When the vote was taken on the motion, the result was:
Mr. Surles moved that the House stand in informal recess Yeas:
until five minutes after the Senate either recesses or ad-
journs. Mr. Speaker Crews Mahon Rowell
Arrington Cross Maness Smith, S. N.,Jr
The motion was agreed to. Bartholomew Dickinson Moody Surles
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:07 A.M., the House stood in Boyd Gibbons Murray Sweeny
recess. Brewer Grimes Musselman Turlington
Bryant Herrell Orr Usina
The House reconvened at 11:26 A.M. Carmine Hopkins Patton Weinstein
Cleveland Inman Pratt Williams,J.R.A
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. Coleman Land Roberts, E. S,
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Nays: Mahon Peeples Shipp Westberry
Alexander Duncan Marsburn Sheppard Maness Petersen Stewart, C.D. Williams,J.R.A.
Andrews Gleaton MeAlpin Shipp Marshburn Pittman Stewart, E. L. Youngberg
Andrews Gleaton MAlpin Shipp McAlpin Putnal Tillett Zelmenovitz
Ballinger Griffin Merritt Smith, S. C. Merrit Revelle Turlington
Beasley Hathaway Okell Stewart, C.D. ertt Sevelers rngn
Beck Jernigan Papy Stewart, E. L. Pattopy Sheppard Webb
Belser Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples Varnatton Sheppard Webb
Bodiford Johnson, Tom Petersen Webb Yeas-37
Burton Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman Williams, G. W Nays-49
Chaires Jones, E. B. Pruitt Williams,V.A.Jr.
Conner Jones, O. W. Putnal Youngberg The motion was not agreed to.
Cook King Revelle Zelmenovitz Mr. Crews moved that the House do now adjourn to recon-
Costin Knight Saunders vene at 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 17, 1955.
Dukes Livingston Shaffer
Yeas-35 A roll call was ordered.
Yeas-35
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Crews, the
Nays-50 result was:
The motion was not agreed to. Yeas:
Mr. Surles moved that the House adjourn after final disposi- Alexander Dukes Marshburn Saunders
tion of House Bill No. 6-X until 12:00 Noon, Friday, June 17, Allen Duncan McAlpin Sheppard
1955. Andrews Gleaton Merritt Shipp
The motion was not agreed to. Beasley Hathaway Papy Stewart, C. D.
Beck Inman Patton Stewart, E. L.
Mr. Bryant moved that the House adjourn at 2:00 P.M. to- Belser Jones, D. C.,Jr. Peeples Turlington
day. Bishop Jones, E. B. Petersen Varn
A roll call was demanded. Bodiford Jones, O. W. Pittman Webb
Chaires King Pruitt Westberry
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Bryant, the Conner Knight Putnal Williams,J.R.A.
result was: Crews Mahon Revelle Zelmenovitz
Yeas: Nays:
Arrington Gibbons Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr. Arrington Cross Livingston Smith, S. C.
Boyd Griffin Musselman Surles Bartholomew Dickinson Maness Surles
Brewer Grimes Okell Sweeny Boyd Gibbons Moody Sweeny
Bryant Hopkins Orr Usina Brewer Griffin Murray Tillett
Burton Inman Pratt Weinstein Bryant Grimes Musselman Usina
Carmine Jernigan Pruitt Williams, G. W. Burton Herrell Okell Weinstein
Cleveland Johnson,C.R.Jr. Roberts, E. S. Williams,V.A.Jr. Carmine Hopkins Orr Williams, G. W.
Coleman Johnson, Tom Rowell Cleveland Jernigan Pratt Williams,V.A.Jr
Cross Land Shaffer Coleman Johnson,C.R.Jr. Roberts, E. S. Youngberg
Dickinson Moody Smith, S. C. Cook Johnson, Tom Rowell
Nays: Costin Land Shaffer
Alexander Belser Costin Jones, D. C.,Jr. Yeas-44
Allen Bishop Crews Jones, E. B. Nays-42
Andrews Bodiford Dukes Jones, O. W.
Bartholomew Chaires Duncan King The motion was agreed to.
Beasley Conner Gleaton Knight Thereupon, at the hour of 1:00 P.M., the House stood ad-
Beck Cook Herrell Livingston journed until 11:00 A.M., Friday, June 17, 1955.













JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Friday, June 17, 1955

EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A.M. Mr. Speaker Crews Knight Saunders
Alexander Cross Land Shaffer
The roll was taken and the following Members were re- Allen Dickinson Mahon Sheppard
corded present: Andrews Dukes Maness Shipp
Mr. Speaker Crews Knight Saunders Arrington Duncan Marshburn Smith, S. C.
Alexander Cross Land Shaffer Ballinger Gibbons McAlpin Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Andrews Dickinson Livingston Sheppard Bartholomew Gleaton Merritt Stewart, C. D.
Arrington Dukes Mahon Smith, S. C. Beck Griffin Moody Surles
Ballinger Duncan Maness Smith, S. N.,Jr. Belser Grimes Murray Sweeny
Bartholomew Gibbons Marshburn Stewart, C. D. Bishop Hathaway Musselman Tillett
Beck Gleaton McAlpin Surles Boyd Herrell Orr Turlington
Belser Griffin Merritt Sweeny Brewer Hopkins Papy Usina
Bishop Grimes Moody Tillett Bryant Horne Patton Varn
Bodiford Hathaway Murray Turlington Burton Inman Petersen Webb
Boyd Herrell Musselman Usina Chaires Jernigan Pittman Westberry
Brewer Hopkins Orr Varn Chappell Johnson,C.R.JrPratt Williams, G. W.
Bryant Home Papy Webb Cleveland Johnson, Tom Putnal Williams,J.R.A.
Burton Inman Petersen Westberry Cobb Jones, D. C.,Jr. Revelle Williams,V.A.Jr.
Chaires Jernigan Pittman Williams, G. W. Coleman Jones, E. B. Roberts, E. S. Youngberg
Chappell Johnson,C.R.JrPratt Williams,J.R.A. Cook Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W. Zelmenovitz
Cleveland Johnson, Tom Pruitt Youngberg Costin King Rowell
Cobb Jones, D. C.,Jr. Putnal Zelmenovitz
Coleman Jones, E. B. Revelle A quorum present.
Cook Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W.
Costin King Rowell Messrs. Bodiford and Livingston asked to be recorded present.
Excused: Messrs. Carmine, Beasley, Weinstein, Okell, Lan- Mr. Surles moved that the House now proceed to the order
caster, Conner, Peeples, Stewart of Hendry, Allen and Page. of Introduction of House Bills, Joint Resolutions, House
Resolutions, Concurrent Resolutions and Memorials.
A quorum present.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver
Carmichael, guest Chaplain: INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS,
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
MOST MERCIFUL FATHER, who art not far from any one AND MEMORIALS
of us, send Thy Presence to us this day. Strengthen us in our
weakness, guide us in our darkness, befriend us in our loneli- By Mr. Knight of Calhoun-
ness, comfort us in sorrowing, find us in our lostness. Supply
all of our needs, not according to our ability to ask, but ac- H. J. R. No. 7-X-A Joint Resolution proposing an amend-
cording to Thy knowledge of our necessities and the fullness ment of Sections 2, 3 and 4, Article VII, of the State Constitu-
of Thy love. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. tion, relating to the membership of the Senate and House of
Representatives and the apportionment of such members
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL among the counties.
The Journal for Tuesday, June 14, was ordered corrected as WHEREAS, it is hereby determined by the Legislature of
follows: the State of Florida that an emergency exists, within the con-
templation and purview of Section 3, Article XVII, of the
On page 1, column 1, line 12, counting from the bottom of Florida Constitution, requiring an early decision by the electors
the page, strike out the date "June 13, .1955" and insert in of the State, relative to the membership of the House of Rep-
lieu thereof "June 14, 1955". resentatives and the Senate of the Florida Legislature and
The Journal for Tuesday, June 14, as corrected was approved. the apportionment of such membership among the several
counties of said State due to the great increase of the State's
Messrs. Williams of Seminole and Roberts of Palm Beach population since 1945, and the concentration of such increase
and Mrs. Patton asked to be recorded present. of population in different areas from the concentration of
population in 1945; and
Mr. Mahon moved that the rules be waived and the House
proceed to the order of Consideration of House Bills and Joint WHEREAS, it is necessary that an amendment of Sections
Resolutions for Second Reading. 2, 3 and 4, Article VII, of the State Constitution be submitted
to the electors of the State and passed upon by such electors
Pending consideration thereof- prior to the 1956 primaries and general election, NOW, THERE-
FORE,
Mr. Surles offered a substitute motion that the House do F
now recess until 1:00 P. M. today. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
The substitute motion was agreed to.
That the following amendment of Sections 2, 3 and 4 of
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:36 A.M., the House stood in Article VII, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, re-
recess until 1:00 P.M. today. lating to membership of the Senate and House of Representa-
tives and the apportionment of such members among the
AFTERNOON SESSION counties, be and the same is hereby agreed to and shall be
The House reconvened at 1:00 P.M. submitted to the electors of the State of Florida for approval
e House reconvened at .M. or rejection at a special election to be held on the Tuesday
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. next after the expiration of ninety days from and after the
filing of this joint resolution in the office of the Secretary
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded of State of the State of Florida, all in accordance with the
present: requirements of Section 3, Article XVII, of the State Con-

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stitution. That is to say that Sections 2, 3, and 4, of Article missioners of State Institutions shall provide for the enlarge-
VII, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, be amended ment of the Senate and House chambers so as to accommodate
to read as follows: the increased membership of the Senate and House of Rep-
resentatives, and there is hereby appropriated from the gen-
Section 2. Terms of Senate and House apportionment of eral revenue fund of the State sufficient funds to provide for
Senate.- such enlargement and necessary accommodations occasioned
(1) The Legislature shall consist of the Senate and the thereby.
House of Representatives, House members shall serve for a -was read the first time in full and referred to the Con-
term as provided in Section 3, Article VII hereof; and mem- mittee of the Whole House.
bers of the Senate shall serve for a term of four (4) years,
except as herein otherwise provided. The election for mem- By Mr. Merritt of Sumter-
bers of the House of Representatives and Senate shall be at H. B. No. 8-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion the
the same time and place. The Senate shall consist of one representation of the State of Florida in the Senate of the
senator from each county of the State of Florida. State of Florida; amending Section 10.01, Florida Statutes;
(2) The Senate shall be divided into two groups: providing an effective date November 6, 1956.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
The first group to consist of the following counties: Alachua, Committee of the Whole House.
Bay, Broward, Calhoun, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Escambia,
Gadsden, Glades, Hamilton, Hernando, Highlands, Hills- By Mr. Cross of Alachua-
borough, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Leon, Liberty, H. B. No. 9-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion
Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, the representation of the State of Florida in th Senate
Putnam, Sumter, Union, Volusia, Wakulla and Walton; and and in the House of Representatives of the Stat of lorida;
The second group to consist of the following counties: Baker, amending Sections 10.01 and 10.03, Florida Statutes; pro-
Bradford, Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Dade, viding an effective date November 6, 1956.
DeSoto, Flagler, Franklin, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hardee, Hendry,
DeSoto, Flagler, Franklin, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hardee, Hendry, The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Holmes, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola,y referred to the
Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Santa Committee of the Whole House.
Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, Suwannee, Taylor and Washington. Mr. Cross moved that House Bill No. 9-X be withdrawn from
Sthe Committee of the Whole House and placed on the Calendar.
(3) Senators elected at the 1954 general election shall be
the senator for their home county for the remainder of the The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
term for which elected. There shall be elected from each of Bill No. 9-X was ordered withdrawn from the Committee of
the counties in the first above group, except where there is a the Whole House and placed on the Calendar.
resident senator elected at the 1954 election, as aforesaid, at
the 1956 election a senator who shall serve for a term of two Mr. Surles moved that the-House stand in informal recess
years. There shall be elected from each of the counties in the until ten minutes after the Senate either recesses, adjourns,
second above group, at the 1956 election a senator who shall or comes out of Executive Session.
serve for a term of four (4) years. Thereafter all senators shall A roll call was demanded.
be elected for terms of four years each.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Surles,
Section 3. Number of state representatives; apportionment the result was:
by the Governor.-
Yeas:
(1) The House of Representatives shall consist of one
hundred thirty-five members, to be apportioned as hereinafter Andrews Costin Murray Stewart, C. D.
provided. Ballinger Crews Orr Surles
Bartholomew Dickinson Papy Sweeny
(2) Forthwith upon the adoption of this amendment, and Belser Dukes Patton Tillett
thereafter on or before January first next after the taking of Bishop Duncan Pittman Usina
each official state or federal census, the Governor shall by Bodiford Gibbons Pratt Webb
proclamation apportion the said membership in the House Brewer Griffin Pruitt Westberry
of Representatives in the manner following: Burton Herrell Roberts, E. S. Williams, G. W.
Chappell Horne Rowell Williams,J.R.A.
(a) There shall be allotted to each county one representa- Cleveland Johnson, Tom Saunders Youngberg
tive, and the remaining representatives shall be apportioned Cobb Jones, D. C.,Jr. Shaffer Zelmenovitz
among those counties having a population in excess of eight Coleman Jones, O. W. Sheppard
thousand as follows: Cook Moody Smith, S. N.,Jr.

(b) The population in excess of eight thousand in each Nays:
county shall be divided by the number of representatives in
excess of one for each county and the quotient shall con- Alexander Hathaway Livingston Revelle
stitute the unit to be used as a basis for apportioning the Allen Hopkins Mahon Roberts, H. W.
representatives in excess of one for each county. For each Arrington Inman Maness Shipp
such unit or major portion thereof, in each county, computed Beck Jernigan Marshburn Smith, S. C.
on the population in excess of eight thousand in each county, Boyd Johnson,C.R.Jr McAlpin Turlington
the county shall be allowed one additional representative, ex- Bryant Jones, E. B. Merritt Varn
cept that if within the limits set forth herein, any county or Cross King Musselman Williams,V.A.Jr.
counties cannot be allowed a representative for a major por- Gleaton Knight Petersen
tion of such unit, or if there should remain any representa- Grimes Land Putnal
tives to be apportioned, then a representative shall be allowed
to each of the counties having the greatest portion of such Yeas-50.
unit until all of said number of representatives shall be ap- Nays-34.
portioned.
The motion was agreed to.

soecton 4 ta te at ties of the Board of Commis- Thereupon, at the hour of 1:17 P. M., the House stood in
sioners of State Institutions, etc.-n
informal recess.
(1) Sections 2 and 3 as above amended shall take effect The House reconvened at 1:28 P. M.
upon ratification by the electors of the State; provided, that
there shall be no change in the membership of the State THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
Legislature until the 1956 General Election.
The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum.
(2) Should this amendment of Sections 2, 3 and 4, of Article
VII, of the State Constitution, be adopted the Board of Com- A quorum of 82 Members present.












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Mr. Surles moved that the House stand in informal recess Thereupon, at the hour of 3:45 P. M., the House resolved
until five minutes after the Senate either recesses or adjourns itself into a Committee of the Whole House, Mr. Murray
after reconvening, presiding.
Pending consideration thereof- The Committee of the Whole House having arisen-
Mr. Smith of Indian River offered a substitute motion that The House reconvened at 4:58 P. M.
the House stand in informal recess until 3:00 P. M. today or
until the House receives a communication from the Governor, THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. *
whichever last occurs, but no later than 4:00 P. M. today. The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum.
A roll call was demanded.
A roll call was d d. A quorum of 86 Members present.
When the vote was taken on the substitute motion by Mr.
Smith of Indian River, the result was: Mr. Murray, Chairman of the Committee of the Whole
House, reported that the Committee had considered the Com-
Yeas: munication from the Governor containing a proposed formula
for solution of the apportionment problem and recommends
Andrews Cook Jones, W. Roberts, E. S. that t he formula not be adopted.
Ballinger Costin King Rowell
Bartholomew Crews Land Shaffer Mr. Surles moved that the House do now adjourn until
Bishop Dickinson Maness Smith, S. N.,Jr. 2:00 P. M., Tuesday, June 21.
Brewer Duncan Moody Surles Mr. Bryant offered a substitute motion that the House
Burton Gibbons Orr Sweeny adjourn at 5:05 P. M. today until 9:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Chaires Gleaton Papy Tillett
Chappell Griffin Patton Usina A roll call was demanded.
Cleveland Hathaway Pittman Westberry When the vote was taken on the substitute motion to adjourn
Cobb Home Pratt Williams,J.R.A. the result was:
Coleman Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pruitt Youngberg Yeas:
Nays: Mr. Speaker Crews King Shaffer
Alexander Grimes Mahon Shipp Allen Cross Knight Sheppard
Allen Herrell Marshburn Smith, S. C. Arrington Dickinson Land Shipp
Arrington Hopkins McAlpin Turlington Ballinger Dukes Livingston Smith, S. C.
Beck Inman Merritt Varn Bartholomew Duncan Marshburn Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Belser Jernigan Musselman Webb Beck Gibbons Merritt Stewart, C. D.
Bodiford Johnson,C.R.Jr Petersen Williams, G. W. Bodiford Griffin Moody Surles
Boyd Johnson, Tom Putnal Williams,V.A.Jr. Boyd Grimes Murray Sweeny
Bryant Jones, E. B. Revelle Zelmenovitz Brewer Hathaway Musselman Tillett
Cross Knight Roberts, H. W. Bryant Herrell Orr Usina
Dukes Livingston Saunders Burton Hopkins Patton Varn
Chaires Inman Petersen Williams, G. W.
Yeas-44. Chappell Jernigan Pittman Williams,J.R.A.
Nays-38. Cleveland Johnson,C.R.JrPratt Williams,V.A.Jr.
The substitute motion was agreed to. Cobb Johnson, Tom Pruitt Youngberg
Coleman Jones, D. C.,Jr. Roberts, E. S. Zelmenovitz
Thereupon, at the hour of 1:43 P. M., the House stood in Cook Jones, O. W. Rowell
informal recess.
Nays:
The House reconvened at 3:40 P. M.
Alexander Jones, E. B. Putnal Webb
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. Andrews Mahon Revelle Westberry
The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum. Belser Maness Roberts, H. W.
Bishop McAlpin Saunders
A quorum of 81 Members present. Gleaton Papy Turlington
Mr. Surles moved that the House resolve itself into the Yeas-67.
Committee of the Whole House for the purpose of receiving
and considering a communication from the Governor. Nays-17.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered. The substitute motion was agreed to.
The Speaker appointed Mr. Murray as Chairman of the The hour of 5:05 P. M. having arrived, the House stood
Committee of the Whole House. adjourned until 9:00 A. M. tomorrow.














JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Saturday, June 18, 1955



EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 9:00 A.M. Ninth: Brevard.
The roll was taken and the following Members were rec- Tenth: Madison and Suwannee.
orded present:
worded present: Eleventh: Pinellas.
Mr. Speaker Crews Livingston Sheppard
Alexander Cross Maness Shipp Twelfth: Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin.
Allen Dickinson Marshburn Smith, S.C. Thirteenth: Dade.
Andrews Dukes McAlpin Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Arrington Duncan Merritt Stewart, C. D. Fourteenth: Hamilton and Columbia.
Ballinger Gibbons Moody Stewart, E. L.
Bartholomew Gleaton Murray Surles Fifteenth: Clay and Bradford.
Beck Griffin Musselman Sweeny S N B .
Belser Grimes Orr Tillett Sixteenth: Nassau, Baker and Union.
Bishop Hathaway Papy Usina Seventeenth: Lee, Collier and Charlotte and Hendry.
Bodiford Herrell Patton Varn
Boyd Hopkins Peeples Webb Eighteenth: Duval.
Brewer Horne Petersen Weinstein
Bryant Inman Pittman Westberry Nineteenth: Orange.
Burton Johnson,C.R.JrPratt Williams, G. W. Twentieth: Marion.
Chaires Johnson, Tom Pruitt Williams,J.R.A.
Chappell Jones, D. C.,Jr. Putnal Youngberg Twenty-first: Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy and Citrus.
Coleman Jones, O. W. Revelle Zelmenovitz
Conner King Roberts, E. S. Twenty-second: Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor.
Cook Knight Rowell Twenty-third: Lake.
Costin Land Shaffer
Excused: Messrs. Okell, Jones of Madison, Roberts of Su- Twenty-fourth: Monroe.
wanee, Mahon, Lancaster, Cobb, Turlington, Carmine, Beasley, Twenty-fifth: Bay.
Saunders and Page.
A quorum present. Twenty-sixth: Putnam.
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by Mr. Revelle of Wakulla. Twenty-Seventh: Hardee, DeSoto and Highlands.

Mr. Williams of Seminole asked to be recorded present. Twenty-eighth: Volusia.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE GENERAL BILLS Twenty-ninth: Sarasota.
FOR THIRD READING Thirtieth: Broward.
H. B. No. 6-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion Thirty-first: St. Johns and Flagler.
the representation of the State of Florida in the Senate and
in the House of Representatives of the State of Florida; Thirty-second: Alachua.
amending Sections 10.01 and 10.03, Florida Statutes; providing
an effective date November 6, 1956. Thirty-third: Osceola, Okeechobee and Glades.
-was taken up, having been read a second time on June Thirty-fourth: Hillsborough.
9, and amended. Thirty-fifth: Palm Beach.
Mr. Gibbons of Hillsborough offered the following amend- Thirty-sixth: Manatee.
ment to House Bill No. 6-X:
In Section 1, Sub-section 2, strike out: Sub-section 2 and Thirty-seventh: Seminole.
the remainder of the bill thereafter and insert the following Thirty-eighth: Sumter, Hernando and Pasco.
in lieu thereof: "Sub-section 2. There shall be thirty-eight
(38)Senatorial districts in the state of Florida which shall Mr. Gibbons moved the adoption of the amendment.
be each represented in the senate of the state of Florida by
one (1) senator, and be designated by numbers, and the said A roll call was demanded.
thirty-eight (38) districts shall be composed each of the coun-
ties mentioned and named after the respectively numbered When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend-
districts as follows, to-wit: ment, the result was:
First District: Santa Rosa and Okaloosa. Yeas:
Second District: Escambia. Mr. Speaker Cook King Rowell
Arrington Crews Land Shaffer
Third District: Walton, Holmes and Washington. Ballinger Dickinson Maness Shipp
Bartholomew Gibbons Moody Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Fourth District: Jackson. Boyd Grimes Murray Tillett
Fifth District: Calhoun, Gulf, Franklin and Liberty. Brewer Herrell Musselman Usina
Bryant Hopkins Orr Varn
Sixth District: Gadsden. Burton Home Patton Weinstein
Chappell Inman Petersen Westberry
Seventh District: Polk. Coleman Johnson,C.R.JrPratt Williams,J.R.A.
Eighth District: Leon. Conner Johnson, Tom Roberts, E.S. Youngberg
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Nays: Nays:
Alexander Cross McAlpin Stewart, C.D. Alexander Costin Marshburn Revelle
Allen Dukes Merritt Stewart, E. L. Allen Crews McAlpin Sheppard
Andrews Duncan Peeples Sweeny Andrews Cross Merritt Shipp
Beck Gleaton Pittman Webb Beck Dukes Papy Smith, S. C.
Bishop Jones, O. W. Pruitt Williams, G. W. Belser Duncan Patton Stewart, C. D.
Bodiford Knight Putnal Zelmenovitz Bishop Gleaton Peeples Stewart, E. L.
Chaires Livingston Revelle Bodiford Griffin Pittman Varn
Costin Marshburn Smith, S. C. Chaires Jones, O. W. Pruitt Webb
Yeas-44. Conner Knight Putnal Williams,J.R'.A.
Nays-30. Yeas-45.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted. Nays-36.
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
Mr. Cleveland asked to be recorded present. House Bill No. 6-X, as amended, was not read a third time.
Messrs. Andrews of Union and Conner of Bradford offered Under Rule 51, House Bill No. 6-X, as amended, was or-
the following amendment to House Bill No. 6-X: dered referred to the Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling.
Following the word "Fifteenth" strike out: Clay and Brad- CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS OF GENERAL NATURE
ford, and following the word "Sixteenth" strike out "Nassau, AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND READING
Baker and Union", and insert the following in lieu thereof:
"Fifteenth-Bradford and Union, Sixteenth-Nassau, Baker H. B. No. 9-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion
and Clay." the representation of the State of Florida in the Senate and
in the House of Representatives of the State of Florida;
Mr. Conner moved the adoption of the amendment, amending Sections 10.01 and 10.03, Florida Statutes; pro-
A roll call was demanded. viding an effective date November 6, 1956.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend- -was taken up.
ment, the result was: Mr. Cross moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
Yeas: No. 9-X be read a second time by title.
Alexander Cook Knight Smith, S.C. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Allen Costin Livingston Stewart, C. D. House Bill No. 9-X was read a second time by title.
Andrews Crews McAlpin Stewart, E. L. Mr. Bryant of Marion offered the following amendment to
Arrington Cross Merritt Sweeny House Bill No. 9-X: Strike out all after the enacting clause
Ballinger Dukes Musselman Varn and insert the following in lieu thereof:
Bartholomew Duncan Papy Webb
Beck Gibbons Patton Williams, G. W. Section 1. Section 10.01, Florida Statutes, is amended to
Belser Gleaton Peeples Williams,J.R.A. read:
Bishop Grimes Pittman Williams,V.A.Jr. state into sena l d ;
Bodiford Hopkins Pratt Youngberg 10.01 Division o state into senatorial districts; aportion-
Brewer Home Pruitt Zelmenovitz ment of senate.-
Burton Inman Putnal (1) The representation of the people of the State of Flor-
Chaires Johnson, Tom Shaffer ida in the Senate of the State of Florida, shall from and
Conner Jones, O. W. Shipp after the sixth (6th) day of November, A. D. 1956, be ap-
Nays: portioned as hereinafter set forth in this Act.
(2) There shall be thirty-eight (38) senatorial districts
Mr. Speaker Herrell Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr. in the State of Florida which shall be each represented in
Boyd Johnson,C.R.JrOrr Surles the Senate of the State of Florida by one (1) senator, and
Bryant Land Petersen Tillett be designated by numbers, and the said thirty-eight (38)
Chappell Maness Roberts, E. S. districts shall be composed each of the counties mentioned
Coleman Moody Rowell and named after the respectively numbered districts as fol-
Yeas-53. lows, to-wit:
Nays-18. First District-Santa Rosa County and Okaloosa County.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted. Second District-Escambia County.
Third District-Walton County, Holmes County and Wash-
Mr. Gibbons moved that the rules be waived and House ington County.
Bill No. 6-X, as amended, be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage. Fourth District-Jackson County.
A roll call was demanded. Fifth District-Franklin County, Gulf County and Calhoun
County.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Gibbons, Sixth District-Gadsden County.
the result was:
Seventh District-Polk County.
Eighth District-Leon County.
Mr. Speaker Dickinson Maness Sweeny Ninth District-Pasco County and Hernando County.
Arrington Gibbons Moody Tillett
Ballinger Grimes Murray Usina Tenth District-Madison County and Taylor County.
Bartholomew Herrell Musselman Weinstein Eleventh District-Pinellas County.
Boyd Hopkins Orr Westberry
Brewer Horne Petersen Williams, G. W. Twelfth District-St. Lucie County, Indian River County
Bryant Inman Pratt Williams,V.A.Jr. and Martin County.
Burton Johnson,C.R.JrRoberts, E. S. Youngberg Thirteenth District-Dade County.
Chappell Johnson, Tom Rowell Zelmenovitz
Cleveland King Shaffer Fourteenth District-Columbia County, Gilchrist County and
Coleman Land Smith, S. N.,Jr Dixie County.
Cook Livingston Surles Fifteenth District-Union County and Bradford County.












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Sixteenth District-Nassau County, Baker County and Clay Nays:
County.
Alexander Costin Knight Revelle
Seventeenth District-Suwannee County, Hamilton County Allen Crews Marshburn Shipp
and Lafayette County. Beck Cross Merritt Stewart, C. D.
Belser Dukes Patton Stewart, E. L.
Eighteenth District-Duval County. Bishop Duncan Peeples Yarn
Nineteenth District-Orange County. Bodiford Gleaton Pittman Williams,J.R.A.
Chaires Griffin Pruitt Zelmenovitz
Twentieth District-Marion County. Conner Jones, 0. W. Putnal
Twenty-first District-Sarasota County. Yeas-42.
Twenty-second District-Jefferson County, Wakulla Coun- Nays-31.
ty and Liberty County.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Twenty-third District-Lake County.
Mr. Cross moved that further consideration of House Bill
Twenty-fourth District-Monroe County. No. 9-X be indefinitely postponed.
Twenty-fifth District-Bay County. The motion was not agreed to.
Twenty-sixth District-Putnam County. Mr. Bryant moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 9-X, as amended, be read a third time in full
Twenty-seventh District-Hardee County, Highlands Coun- and placed upon its passage.
ty and DeSoto County.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Twenty-eighth District-Volusia County. House Bill No. 9-X, as amended, was read a third time in full.
Twenty-ninth District-Charlotte County, Lee County, Pending roll call-
Hendry County and Collier County.
Mr. Bryant of Marion offered the following amendment
Thirtieth District-Broward County. to House Bill No. 9-X:
Thirty-first District-St. Johns County and Flagler County. Strike out the title and insert the following in lieu thereof:
Thirty-second District-Alachua County. "An Act to apportion the representation in the Senate of
the State of Florida; amending Section 10.01, Florida Stat-
Thirty-third District-Okeechobee County, Osceola County utes; providing an effective date November 6, 1956."
and Glades County. Mr. Bryant moved the adoption of the amendment.
Thirty-fourth District-Hllsborough County. The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Thirty-fifth District-Palm Beach County.
Thirty-.fifth District-Palm Beach County. The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No.
Thirty-sixth District-Manatee County. 9-X, as amended.
Thirty-seventh District-Seminole County and Brevard When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
County. result was:
Thirty-eighth District-Levy County, Citrus County and Yeas:
Sumter County. Mr. Speaker Costin Livingston Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Allen Cross Maness Stewart, C. D.
(3) Those senators holding over in office shall, during Andrews Dickinson Moody Stewart, E. L.
that part of their respective terms of office succeeding the Arrington Duncan Murray Surles
sixth (6th) day of November, A. D. 1956, each be deemed and Ballinger Gibbons Musselman Sweeny
held to be the senator representing the senatorial district Bartholomew Griffin Orr Tillett
embracing the county in which he resides; provided he shall Bar w Grimes Patton Usina
not have removed his place of residence in the meantime Beck Grimes Patton Usina
from said senatorial district. Bodiford Herrell Peeplesn arn
Boyd Hopkins Petersen Webb
(4) This Act shall take effect on the sixth (6th) day of Brewer Home Pittman Weinstein
November, A. D. 1956, the same being the date of the next Bryant Inman Pratt Williams, G. W.
general election to be held in the State of Florida, at which Burton Johnson,C.R.JrRoberts, E. S. Williams,J.R.A.
election representatives in the various counties and senators Chappell Johnson, Tom Rowell Williams,V.A.Jr.
to represent the odd numbered districts as herein described Cleveland Jones, O. W. Shaffer Youngberg
shall be elected. Coleman King Sheppard Zelmenovitz
Conner Knight Shipp
(5) Chapter 10, Florida Statutes, is hereby repealed. Cook Land Smith, S. C.
Mr. Bryant moved the adoption of the amendment. Nays:
A roll call was demanded. Alexander Chaires Gleaton Pruitt
Belser Crews Marshburn Putnal
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend- Bishop Dukes Merritt Revelle
ment, the result was:
Yeas-66.
Yeas:
Nays-12.
Mr. Speaker Dickinson Livingston Smith, S. C.
Arrington Gibbons Maness Smith, S. N.,Jr. So the bill passed, as amended.
Ballinger Grimes Moody Sweeny Mr. Cross moved that the rules be further waived and
Bartholomew Herrell Murray Tillett House Bill No. 9-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Boyd Hopkins Musselman Usina
Brewer Hoine Orr Weinstein The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the
Bryant Inman Petersen Williams, G.W. bill was ordered immediately certified to the Senate, after
Burton Johnson,C.R.JrPratt Williams,V.A.Jr. engrossment.
Chappell Johnson, Tom Roberts, E. S. Youngberg Mr. Knight moved that the House revert to the order of
Cleveland King Rowell Introduction and Reference of House Bills, Joint Resolutions,
Coleman Land Shaffer House Resolutions, Concurrent Resolutions and Memorials.












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The motion was not agreed to. Excused: Messrs. Maness and Coleman.
Mr. Jernigan asked to be recorded present. A quorum of 76 Members present.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES Mr. Surles moved that the time of adjournment be ex-
tended until the final consideration of the message from the
June 18, 1955 Senate containing Senate Bill No. 10-X, final consideration
of Senate Bill No. 10-X, and consideration of a motion relat-
Your Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling to which was ing to adjournment.
referred-(after second reading) House Bill No. 6-X
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
-with amendments, begs leave to report the amendments
have been incorporated in the bill and the same has been MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
carefully examined and correctly engrossed and is herewith The following message from the Senate was received and
returned. read:
Very respectfully, Tallahassee, Florida,
W. M. Inman, Chairman, ,
Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling Honorable Ted David1955
-and House Bill No. 6-X was ordered placed on the Calen- Speaker of the House of Representatives.
dar of Bills for Third Reading. Sir:
June 18, 1955 I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Your Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling to which was By Senators Carraway and Barber-
referred-
S. B. No. 10-X(55)-A bill to be entitled An Act to ap-
House Bill No. 9-X. portion the representation of the State of Florida in the
Senate; amending Section 10.01, Florida Statutes; providing
-with amendments, begs leave to report the amendments an effective date November 6, 1956.
have been incorporated in the bill, and the same has been
carefully examined and correctly engrossed and is herewith -and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
returned, therein.
Very respectfully, Very respectfully,
W. M. Inman, Chairman, ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling Secretary of the Senate.
-and House Bill No. 9-X was ordered immediately certi- And Senate Bill No. 10-X, contained in the above message,
fied to the Senate. was read the first time by title and referred to the Com-
mittee of the Whole House.
Mr. Surles moved that the House adjourn at 12:10 P.M. Mr. Murray moved that Senate Bill No. 10-X be withdrawn
today to reconvene at 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, June 22. from the Committee of the Whole House and placed on the
A roll call was demanded. Calendar.
When the vote was taken on the motion to adjourn, the The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and Senate
When the vote was taken on the motion to adjourn, theBill No. 10-X was ordered withdrawn from the Committee of
result wasthe Whole House and placed on the Calendar.
Yeas: Mr. Stewart of Hendry moved that consideration of Senate
Alexander Conner Maness Shaffer Bill No. 10-X be postponed until Wednesday, June 22, at 12:00
Allen Cook Marshburn Sheppard Noon.
Andrews Costin Merritt Shipp A roll call was demanded.
Ballinger Crews Moody Stewart, C. D.
Bartholomew Dickinson Murray Surles When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Stewart
Belser Dukes Papy Varn of Hendry, the result was:
Bishop Duncan Peeples Webb Yeas:
Brewer Gibbons Petersen Weinstein Alexander Cook Knight Smith, S. C.
Burton Griffin Pratt Williams, G. W. Allen Costin Marshburn Stewart, C. D.
Chaires Hopkins Pruitt Williams,V.A.Jr. Andrews Crews McAlpin Stewart, E. L.
Chappell Jernigan Putnal Youngberg Ballinger Cross Merritt Varn
Cleveland Johnson, Tom Revelle Beck Dickinson Patton Webb
Nays: Belser Dukes Peeples Westberry
Bishop Duncan Pittman Williams,V.A.Jr.
Mr. Speaker Gleaton Livingston Smith, S. C. Bodiford Gleaton Pruitt Zelmenovitz
Arrington Grimes McAlpin Smith, S. N.,Jr. Chaires Herrell Putnal
Beck Herrell Musselman Stewart, E.L. Cleveland Jernigan Revelle
Bodiford Inman Orr Tillett Conner Jones, O. W. Shipp
Boyd Johnson,C.R.Jr Patton Usina Na
Bryant King Pittman Westberry Nays:
Coleman Knight Roberts, E. S. Williams,J.R.A. Mr. Speaker Grimes Moody Shaffer
Cross Land Rowell Zelmenovitz Arrington Hopkins Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Bartholomew Horne Musselman Surles
Yeas-47. Boyd Inman Orr Sweeny
Brewer Johnson,C.R.JrPapy Tillett
Nays-32. Bryant Johnson, Tom Petersen Weinstein
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered. Chappell King Pratt Williams, G. W.
Gibbons Land Roberts, E. S. Williams,J.R.A.
Mr. Surles moved that the House stand in informal recess Griffin Livingston Rowell Youngberg
until 12:00 Noon today. Yeas-41.
The motion was agreed to. Nays-36.
Thereupon, at the hour of 10:20 A.M., the House stood in The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
informal recess until 12:00 Noon today. Mr. Surles moved that the House do now adjourn until
12:00 Noon, Wednesday, June 22.
The House reconvened at 12:00 Noon. The motion was agreed to.
The motion was agreed to.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. Thereupon, at the hour of 12:11 P.M., the House stood
The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum. adjourned until 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, June 22.














JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


Wednesday, June 22, 1955


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:00 Noon. Honorable Body, Extraordinary Session, 1955, and have caused
the same to be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State:
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded
present. H. B. No. 4X RELATING TO REAPPORTIONMENT OF
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mr. Speaker Costin Lancaster Rowell
Alexander Crews Land Shaffer Respectfully,
Allen Cross Livingston Sheppard LeROY COLLINS,
Andrews Dickinson Mahon Shipp Governor.
Arrington Dukes Maness Smith. S. C. INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
Ballinger Duncan Marshburn Stewart, C. D. JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS,
Bartholomew Gibbons McAlpin Stewart, E. L. CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND
Beasley Gleaton Merritt Surles MEMORIALS
Beck Griffin Moody Sweeny
Belser Grimes Murray Tillett By Mr. Knight of Calhoun-
Bishop Hathaway Musselman Turlington
Bodiford Herrell Okell Usina H. B. No. 10-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion the
Boyd Hopkins Orr Varn representation of the State of Florida in the Senate; amending
Brewer Horne Patton Webb Section 10.01, Florida Statutes; providing an effective date
Bryant Inman Peeples Weinstein November 6, 1956.
Burton Jernigan Petersen Westberry The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Carmine Johnson,C.R.JrPittman Williams, G. W. Committee of the Whole House.
Chaires Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams,J.R.A.
Cleveland Jones, D. C.,Jr. Putnal Youngberg CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE GENERAL BILLS FOR
Cobb Jones, O. W. Revelle Zelmenovitz THIRD READING
Cook Knight Roberts, E. S. H. B. No. 6-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion
Excused: Messrs. Williams of Seminole, Coleman, Page and the representation of the State of Florida in the Senate and
p in the House of Representatives of the State of Florida;
Papy. amending Sections 10.01 and 10.03, Florida Statutes; providing
A quorum present. an effective date November 6, 1956.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Lynn -was taken up, having been read the second time on June
Wilfrid, Guest Chaplain: 9 and amended, and further amended on June 18.
Lord God, the Father of all that place their trust in Thee, Mr. Gibbons moved that House Bill No. 6-X, as amended, be
we praise Thee for men of conviction who dwell among us. read a third time in full and placed upon its passage.
Make us to have confidence in Thy power and Commandments,
so that in the moment which requires decision, we may exercise The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 6-X, as
a judgment which is well pleasing in Thy sight, amended, was read a third time in full.
Cause these legislators to be a people of upright will, that Pending roll call-
they may rule after the will of a godly people. In the name Messrs. Pruitt, Chappell and Roberts of Suwannee asked to
of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. be recorded present.
Messrs. Jones of Madison and Smith of Indian River asked Mr. Stewart of Hendry called a point of order that consid-
to be recorded present. eration of Senate Bill No. 10-X was postponed until 12:00
Noon today by motion made on Saturday, June 18, and to
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL take up any other bill before consideration of Senate Bill
No. 10-X would require unanimous consent of the House.
The Journal for Friday, June 17, was ordered further cor-
rected as follows: Pending the Speaker's ruling-
On page 1, column 1, line 23, counting from the top of the Mr. Bryant called a point of order that consideration of
page, strike out the name "Roberts, E. S." Senate Bill No. 10-X was postponed until 12:00 Noon today
The Journal for Friday, June 17, as further corrected was but was not set as a special order; that the bill was not con-
approved. Fsidered before 12:00 Noon today, and therefore the motion was
approvedcomplied with.
The Journal for Saturday, June 18 was ordered corrected, The Speaker thereupon referred the points raised by Mr.
and as corrected was approved. Stewart of Hendry and Mr. Bryant to the Committee on Par-

COMMUNICATION liamentary Procedure.
The following communication was received and read: Mr. Cobb, Chairman of the Committee on Parliamentary
Procedure, reported that the committee had considered the
STATE OF FLORIDA points of order raised by Mr. Stewart of Hendry and Mr.
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT Bryant, and it was the opinion of a majority of the committee
TALLAHASSEE that since Senate Bill No. 10-X was never considered by the
June 22, 1955. House on Saturday, June 18, and the motion made by Mr.
Honorable Thomas E. David, Stewart of Hendry to postpone consideration of Senate Bill
ak House of Representatives, No. 10-X was agreed to in lieu of consideration of the bill,
Speaker, Representatives that Senate Bill No. 10-X should reside on the Calendar im-
State Capitol, mediately following House Bill No. 6-X as the first bill on the
allaassee, Foa. Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.

I have the honor to inform you that on Saturday, June 18, The Speaker ruled, upon the advice of the Committee on
1955, I approved the following Act, which originated in your Parliamentary Procedure, that House Bill No. 6-X was prop-
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early before the House at this time and that Senate Bill No. (1) The representation of the people of the State of Florida
10-X would be considered in its normal order of business, in the Senate of the State of Florida, shall from and after the
Consideration of Bills on Second Reading. sixth (6th) day of November, A. D. 1956, be apportioned as
hereinafter set forth in this Act.
Messrs. Hathaway and Conner asked to be recorded present.
(2) There shall be thirty-eight (38) senatorial districts
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No. 6-X. in the State of Florida which shall be each represented in
ndng rol c- the Senate of the State of Florida by one (1) senator, and
Pending roll call- be designated by numbers, and the said thirty-eight (38) dis-
Mr. Beasley moved that House Bill No. 6-X, as amended, be tricts shall be composed each of the counties mentioned and
laid on the table, named after the respectively numbered districts as follows,
to-wit:
A roll call was ordered.
First District-Santa Rosa County and Okaloosa County.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Beasley,
the result was: Second District-Escambia County.
Yeas: Third District-Walton County, Holmes County and Wash-
Alexander Crews Lancaster Sheppard ington County.
Allen Cross Livingston Shipp
Andrews Dukes Marshburn Stewart, C. D. Fourth District-Jackson County.
Beasley Duncan McAlpin Stewart, E. L.
Beck Gleaton Merritt Turlington Fifth District-Franklin County, Gulf County and Calhoun
Belser Griffin Patton Usina County.
Bishop Hathaway Peeples Varn Sixth District-Gadsden County.
Bodiford Inman Pittman Webb
Chaires Jernigan Pruitt Weinstein Seventh District-Polk County.
Chappell Jones, D. C.,Jr. Putnal Williams,J.R.A. it itit- o ot.
Conner Jones, E. B. Revelle Zelmenovitz Eighth Distrct-Leon County.
Cook Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W. Ninth District-Pasco County and Hernando County.
Costin Knight Saunders
Tenth District-Madison County and Taylor County.
Nays:
Nays: Eleventh District-Pinellas County.
Mr. Speaker Dickinson Maness Smith, S. C.
Arrington Gibbons Moody Smith, S. N.,Jr. Twelfth District-St. Lucie County, Indian River County and
Ballinger Grimes Murray Surles Martin County.
Bartholomew Herrell Musselman Sweeny Thirteenth District-Dade County.
Boyd Hopkins Okell Tillett
Brewer Horne Orr Westberry Fourteenth District-Columbia County, Gilchrist County and
Bryant Johnson,C.R.JrPetersen Williams, G. W. Dixie County.
Burton Johnson, Tom Pratt Youngberg
Carmine King Roberts, E. S. Fifteenth District-Union County and Bradford County.
Cleveland Land Rowell Sixteenth District-Nassau County, Baker County and Clay
Cobb Mahon Shaffer County.
Yeas-50. Seventeenth District-Suwannee County, Hamilton County
Nays-41. and Lafayette County.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 6-X, as Eighteenth District-Duval County.
amended, was laid on the table. Nineteenth District-Orange County.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Mahon was excused until Twentieth District-Marion County.
3:00 P. M. today.
Twenty-first District-Sarasota County.
CONSIDERATION OF BILLS OF GENERAL NATURE AND
JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND READING Twenty-second District-Jefferson County, Wakulla County
and Liberty County.
S. B. No. 10-X(55)-A bill to be entitled An Act to ap-
portion the representation of the State of Florida in the Twenty-third District-Lake County.
Senate; amending Section 10.01, Florida Statutes; providing T -fr iri- nroe Co
an effective date November 6, 1956. Twenty-fourth District-Monroe County.
-was taken up. Twenty-fifth District-Bay County.
Mr. Bryant moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill Twenty-sixth District-Putnam County.
No. 10-X be read a second time by title. Twenty-seventh District-Hardee County, Highlands County
and DeSoto County.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 10-X was read a second time by title. Twenty-eighth District-Volusia County.
Messrs. Bryant of Marion, Boyd of Lake, Brewer of Brevard, Twenty-ninth District Charlotte County, Lee County,
Gibbons of Hillsborough, Livingston of Highlands, Arrington Hendry County and Collier County.
of Gadsden, King of St. Lucie, Herrell of Dade, Land of Orange, Thirtieth District-Broward County.
Smith of Indian River, Rowell of Martin, Griffin of Osceola,
Pratt of Manatee and Cleveland and Williams of Seminole Thirty-first District-St. Johns County and Flagler County.
offered the following amendment to Senate Bill No. 10-X:
Thirty-second District-Alachua County.
Strike out everything after the enacting clause and insert
threr the enacting clause and insert Thirty-third District-Okeechobee County, Osceola County
and Glades County.
Section 1. Section 10.01, Florida Statutes, is amended to Thirty-fourth District-Hillsborough County.
read:
Thirty-fifth District-Palm Beach County.
10.01 Division of state into senatorial districts; apportion-
ment of Senate.- Thirty-sixth District-Manatee County.












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Thirty-seventh District Seminole County and Brevard The motion was agreed to and the amendment was adopted.
County. Mr. Moody of Hillsborough offered the following amend-
Thirty-eighth District-Levy County, Citrus County and ment to Senate Bill No. 10-X:
Sumter County. In Section 1, Sub-section 2, strike out:
(3) Those senators holding over in office shall, during that
part of their respective terms of office succeeding the sixth Fourteenth District-Columbia County.
(6th) day of November, A. D. 1956, each be deemed and held Twenty-first District--Levy County, Dixie County and Gil-
to be the senator representing the senatorial district em- christ County.
bracing the county in which he resides; provided he shall not
have removed his place of residence in the meantime from Thirty-sixth District-Manatee County and Sarasota County.
said senatorial district.
(4) This Act shall take effect on the sixth (6th) day of Thirty-eighth District-Citrus County and Sumter County.
(4) This Act shall take effect on the sixth (6th) day of
November, A. D. 1956, the same being the date of the next And insert the following in lieu thereof:
general election to be held in the State of Florida, at which
election representatives in the various counties and senators Fourteenth District-Columbia County, Gilchrist County and
to represent the odd numbered districts as herein described Dixie County.
shall be elected. Twenty-first District-Sarasota County.
(5) Chapter 10, Florida Statutes, is hereby repealed. Thirty-sixth District-Manatee County.
Mr. Bryant moved the adoption of the amendment. Thirty-eighth District-Levy County, Citrus County and
A roll call was ordered. Sumter County.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend- Mr. Moody moved the adoption of the amendment.
ment, the result was: A roll call was ordered.
Yeas: When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend-
Mr. Speaker Dickinson Maness Sheppard ment, the result was:
Arrington Gibbons Moody Smith, S. C. Yeas:
Ballinger Grimes Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Bartholomew Herrell Musselman Surles Mr. Speaker Gibbons Moody Shaffer
Boyd Hopkins Okell Sweeny Arrington Grimes Murray Smith, S. C.
Brewer Horne Orr Tillett Ballinger Herrell Musselman Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Bryant Inman Peeples Westberry Bartholomew Hopkins Okell Surles
Burton Johnson,C.R.JrPetersen Williams, G. W. Boyd Horne Orr Sweeny
Carmine Johnson, Tom Pratt Youngberg Brewer Johnson,C.R.JrPeeples Westberry
Cleveland King Roberts, E. S. Bryant Johnson, Tom Petersen Williams, G. W.
Cobb Land Rowell Burton King Pratt Youngberg
Costin Livingston Shaffer Carmine Land Roberts, E. S.
Cobb Livingston Rowell
Nays: Dickinson Maness Saunders
Alexander Crews Lancaster Stewart, C. D. Nays:
Allen Cross Marshburn Stewart, E. L.
Andrews Dukes McAlpin Turlington Alexander Cook Jones, E. B. Roberts, H. W.
Beasley Duncan Merritt Usina Allen Costin Jones, 0. W. Sheppard
Beck Gleaton Patton Varn Andrews Crews Knight Shipp
Belser Griffin Pittman Webb Beasley Cross Lancaster Stewart, C. D.
Bishop Hathaway Pruitt Weinstein Beck Dukes Marshburn Stewart, E. L.
Bodiford Jernigan Putnal Williams,J.R.A. Belser Duncan McAlpin Turlington
Chaires Jones, D. C.,Jr. Revelle Zelmenovitz Bishop Gleaton Merritt Usina
Chappell Jones, E. B. Roberts, H. W. Bodiford Griffin Patton Varn
Conner Jones, O. W. Saunders Chaires Hathaway Pittman Webb
Cook Knight Shipp Chappell Inman Pruitt Weinstein
Cleveland Jernigan Putnal Williams,J.R.A.
Yeas-45. Conner Jones, D. C.,Jr. Revelle Zelmenovitz
Nays-45. Yeas-41.
The motion was not agreed to, and the amendment was Nays-48.
not adopted.
Mr. Bryant requested a quorum call. rTillett was given unanimous consent to be recorded as
voting "Yea."
The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum. The motion was not agreed to and the amendment was not
A quorum of 90 Members present. adopted.
Mr. Knight of Calhoun offered the following amendment to Messrs. Okell, Orr and Herrell of Dade offered the following
Senate Bill No. 10-X: amendment to Senate Bill No. 10-X:
In Section 1, Sub-section 2, strike out: In Section 1, Sub-section 2, following the words "Fifteenth
Fifth istri-Lirt ntFranklin County, Gulf County District" strike out: "Union" and add "Clay." Following the
ianfhDistict rty C y, Franklin C t Gul County words "Sixteenth District" strike out "Clay" and add "Union."
and Calhoun County.
Twenty-second District Jefferson County and Wakulla Mr. Okell moved the adoption of the amendment.
County. Pending consideration thereof-
And insert the following in lieu thereof:
Mr. Bryant moved that the House do now recess until 3:00
Fifth District-Franklin County, Gulf County and Calhoun P. M. today.
County.
Twenty-second District-Jefferson County, Liberty County A roll call was ordered.
and Wakulla County. When the vote was taken on the motion to recess, the
Mr. Knight moved the adoption of the amendment, result was:













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Yeas: Yeas:
Arrington Gibbons McAlpin Shaffer Alexander Costin Jones, O. W. Sheppard
Ballinger Grimes Moody Smith, S. C. Allen Crews King Shipp
Bartholomew Herrell Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr. Andrews Cross Knight Stewart, C. D.
Boyd Hopkins Musselman Surles Ballinger Dukes Lancaster Stewart, E. L.
Brewer Inman Okell Sweeny Beasley Duncan Marshburn Turlington
Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr Orr Westberry Beck Gleaton Merritt Usina
Burton Johnson, Tom Petersen Williams, G. W. Belser Griffin Patton Varn
Carmine King Pratt Youngberg Bishop Hathaway Pittman Webb
Chappell Land Roberts, E. S. Bodiford Inman Pruitt Weinstein
Cobb Livingston Rowell Chaires Jernigan Putnal Williams,J.R.A.
Dickinson Maness Saunders Conner Jones, D. C.,Jr. Revelle
Nays: Cook Jones, E. B. Roberts, H. W.
Alexander Costin Knight Shipp Nays:
Allen Crews Lancaster Stewart, C. D. Mr. Speaker Dickinson Moody Shaffer
Andrews Cross Marshburn Stewart, E. L. Arrington Gibbons Murray Smith, S. C.
Beasley Dukes Merritt Tillett Bartholomew Grimes Musselman Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Beck Duncan Patton Turlington Boyd Herrell Okell Surles
Belser Gleaton Peeples Usina Brewer Hopkins Orr Sweeny
Bishop Griffin Pittman Varn Bryant Johnson,C.R.JrPeeples Tillett
Bodiford Hathaway Pruitt Webb Burton Johnson, Tom Petersen Westberry
Chaires Jernigan Putnal Weinstein Carmine Land Pratt Williams, G. W.
Cleveland Jones, D. C.,Jr. Revelle Williams,J.R.A. Chappell Livingston Roberts, E. S. Youngberg
Conner Jones, E. B. Roberts, H. W. Cleveland Maness Rowell
Cook Jones, O.W. Sheppard Cobb McAlpin Saunders
Yeas-41. Yeas-46
Nays-46. Nays-
The motion to recess was not agreed to.
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was laid on
The question recurred on the adoption of the amendment. the able. was agreed to and the amendment was laid on
The motion was not agreed to and the amendment was not
adopted. Without objection, permission was granted to the sponsors
of Boys' State for use of the House Chamber prior to con-
Mr. Hopkins of Escambia offered the following amendment evening of the House on Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June
to Senate Bill No. 10-X: 24, and after the House adjourns on those days.
In Section 1, Sub-Section 2, Strike out: District 12 and
District 33 and insert the following in lieu thereof: Mr. Smith of Indian River moved that the House do now
adjourn until 12:00 Noon tomorrow.
District 12-St. Lucie, Indian River.
A roll call was demanded.
District 33-Okeechobee, Osceola, Glades & Martin.
When the vote was taken on the motion to adjourn, the
Mr. Hopkins moved the adoption of the amendment. result was:
The motion was not agreed to and the amendment was
not adopted. Yeas:
Mr. Boyd of Lake offered the following amendment to Arrington Cobb Land Roberts, E. S.
Senate Bill No. 10-X: Ballinger Dickinson Maness Saunders
Bartholomew Gibbons McAlpin Shaffer
In Section 1, Sub-section 2, strike out: Boyd Grimes Moody Smith, S. C.
Brewer Herrell Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr.
14th District Columbia County Bryant Hopkins Musselman Surles
17th District Suwannee County, Hamilton County, La- Burton Inman Okell Sweeny
fayette County Carmine Johnson,C.R.Jr Orr Westberry
Chappell Johnson, Tom Petersen Williams, G. W.
21st District Levy County, Dixie County, Gilchrist County. Cleveland King Pratt Youngberg
36th District Manatee County and Sarasota County Nays:
38th District Citrus County and Sumter County Alexander Crews Lancaster Sheppard
and insert the following in lieu thereof: Allen Cross Livingston Shipp
Andrews Dukes Marshburn Stewart, C. D.
14th District Columbia County and Hamilton County Beasley Duncan Merritt Stewart, E. L.
17th District-Suwannee County, Lafayette County, Dixie Beck Gleaton Patton Tillett
County and Gilchrist County Belser Griffin Peeples Turlington
Bishop Hathaway Pittman Usina
21st District Sarasota County Bodiford Jernigan Pruitt Varn
36th District Manatee County Chaires Jones, D. C.,Jr. Putnal Webb
Conner Jones, E. B. Revelle Weinstein
38th District Levy County, Citrus County and Sumter Cook Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W. Williams,J.R.A.
County. Costin Knight Rowell Zelmenovitz
Mr. Boyd moved the adoption of the amendment. Yeas-40
Pending consideration thereof- Nays-48
Mr. Beasley moved that the amendment be laid on the table. The motion to adjourn was not agreed to.
A roll call was demanded. Mr. Surles moved that when the House adjourns today
that it adjourn until 12:00 Noon tomorrow.
When the vote was taken on the motion to lay on the table,
the result was: The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered,













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The Speaker introduced eighty high school students from Thirtieth District Broward county.
eight states attending High School Press Institute at Florida
State University, accompanied by Professor Slaughter. Thirty-first District St. Johns county and Flagler county.
Messrs. Gibbons of Hillsborough, Orr of Dade and West- Thirty-second District Alachua county.
berry of Duval offered the following amendment to Senate Thirty-third District Osceola county, Okeechobee county
Bil' No. 10-X: and Glades county.
Strike out: Everything after the enacting clause and insert Thirty-fourth District Hillsborough county.
the following in lieu thereof:
Section 1. Section 10.01, Florida Statutes, is amended to Thirty-fifth District Palm Beach county.
read: Thirty-sixth District Manatee county.
10.01 Division of state into senatorial districts; apportion- Thirty-seventh District Seminole county and Brevard
ment of senate, etc.- county.
(1) The representation of the people of the state of Thirty-eighth District Pasco county, Sumter county and
Florida in the senate of the state of Florida, shall from Hernando county.
and after the 6th day of November, A.D., 1956, be apportioned
as hereinafter set forth in this act. (3) Those senators holding over in office shall, during that
part of their respective terms of office succeeding the 6th
(2) There shall be thirty-eight (38) senatorial districts in day of November, A. D., 1956, each be deemed and held to
the state of Florida which shall be each represented in the be the senator representing the senatorial district embracing
senate of the state of Florida by one (1) senator, and be the county in which he resides; provided he shall not have
designated by numbers, and the said thirty-eight (38) dis- removed his place of residence "in the meantime from said
tricts shall be composed each of the counties mentioned and senatorial district.
named after the respectively numbered districts as follows,
to-wit: (4) This section shall take effect on the 6th day of Novem-
ber, A. D., 1956, the same being the date of the next general
First District Santa Rosa county and Okaloosa county, election to be held in the state of Florida, at which election
senators to represent the odd numbered districts as herein
Second District Escambia county. described shall be elected.
Third District Walton county, Holmes county and Wash- Mr. Gibbons moved the adoption of the amendment.
ington county.
ton count. A roll call was demanded.
Fourth District Jackson county.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend-
Fifth District Gulf county, Franklin county and Calhoun ment, the result was:
county.
Yeas:
Sixth District Gadsden county.
Mr. Speaker Cobb Livingston Rowell
Seventh District Polk county. Arrington Dickinson Maness Saunders
Ehth District Lon ont Ballinger Gibbons Moody Shaffer
Eighth District Leon county. Bartholomew Grimes Murray Smith, S. C.
Ninth District Sarasota county. Boyd Herrell Musselman Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Brewer Hopkins Okell Surles
Tenth District Madison county and Taylor county. Bryant Home Orr Sweeny
Eleventh District Pinellas county. Burton Johnson,C.R.Jx Peeples Tillett
Carmine Johnson, Tom Petersen Westberry
Twelfth District St. Lucie county, Indian River county Chappell King Pratt Williams, G. W.
and Martin county. Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Youngberg
Thirteenth District Dade county. Nays:
Fourteenth District Columbia county. Alexander Crews Knight Stewart, C. D.
Allen Cross Lancaster Stewart, E. L.
Fifteenth District Union county and Bradford county. Andrews Dukes Marshburn Turlington
Beasley Duncan McAlpin Usina
Sixteenth District Nassau county, Baker county and Beyck Gleaton MAerritt arn
Belser Griffin Patton Webb
Seventeenth District-Suwannee county, Hamilton county Bishop Hathaway Pittman Weinstein
and Lafayette county. Bodiford Inman Pruitt Williams,J.R.A.
Chaires Jernigan Revelle Zelmenovitz
Eighteenth District-Duval county. Conner Jones, D. C.,Jr. Roberts, H. W.
Cook Jones, E. B. Sheppard
Nineteenth District Orange county. Costin Jones, W. Shipp
Twentieth District Marion county. Yeas-44
Twenty-first District Levy county, Dixie county, Gil- Nays-45
christ county and Citrus county.
The motion was not agreed to and the amendment was not
Twenty-second District Jefferson county, Wakulla county adopted.
and Liberty county.
Twenty-third District Lake county. Mr. Smith of Indian River offered the following amendment
Twenty-fourth District Monroe county. to Senate Bi No. 10-X:
Twenty-fifth District Bay county. In Section 1, Sub-section 2. Strike out: District number 21
Twenty-sixth District Putnam county. and all following in that district and insert the following
Twenty-seventh District Hardee county, Highlands in lieu thereof: "District number 21 Sarasota County" and
county and DeSoto county. Following 14th district add "Gilchrist County" and Following
Twenty-eighth District Volusia county. 38th district add "Dixie County and Levy County".
Twenty-ninth District Lee county, Hendry county, Col- Mr. Smith of Indian River moved the adoption of the
lier county and Charlotte county, amendment.












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Pending consideration thereof- Nays-46
Mr. Surles moved that the House do now adjourn. The motion was not agreed to and the amendment was not
laid on the table.
A roll call was demanded.
St v w t o t m t The question recurred on the adoption of the amendment.
When the vote was taken on the motion to adjourn, the
result was: A roll call was demanded.
Yeas: When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend-
ment, the result was:
Arrington Dickinson Maness Saunders meant, the result was:
Ballinger Gibbons McAlpin Shaffer Yeas:
Bartholomew Grimes Moody Smith, S. C.
Boyd Herrell Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr. Mr. Speaker Dickinson Maness Shaffer
Brewer Hopkins Musselman Surles Arrington Gibbons Moody Smith, S. C.
Bryant Horne Okell Sweeny Ballinger Grimes Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Burton Inman Orr Westberry Bartholomew Herrell Musselman Surles
Carmine Johnson,C.R.JrPetersen Williams, G. W. Boyd Hopkins Okell Sweeny
Chappell Johnson, Tom Pratt Youngberg Brewer Horne Orr Tillett
Cleveland King Roberts, E. S. Bryant Johnson,C.R.JrPeeples Westberry
Cobb Land Rowell Burton Johnson, Tom Petersen Williams, G. W.
Carmine King Pratt Youngberg
Nays: Chappell Land Roberts, E. S.
Cleveland Livingston Rowell
Alexander Cross Livingston Stewart, C. D. Cobb Mahon Saunders
Allen Dukes Marshburn Stewart, E. L.
Andrews Duncan Merritt Tillett Nays:
Beasley Gleaton Patton Turlington
Beck Griffin Peeples Usina Alexander Crews Knight Shipp
Belser Hathaway Pittman Varn Allen Cross Lancaster Stewart, C. D.
Bishop Jernigan Pruitt Webb Andrews Dukes Marshburn Stewart, E. L.
Bodiford Jones, D. C.,Jr. Putnal Weinstein Beasley Duncan McAlpin Turlington
Chaires Jones, E. B. Revelle Williams,J.R.A. Beck Gleaton Merritt Usina
Conner Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W. Zelmenovitz Belser Griffin Patton Varn
Cook Knight Sheppard Bishop Hathaway Pittman Webb
Crews Lancaster Shipp Bodiford Inman Pruitt Weinstein
Chaires Jernigan Putnal Williams.J.R.A
Yeas-42 Conner Jones, D. C.,Jr. Revelle Zelmenovitz
Cook Jones, E. B. Roberts, H. W.
Nays-46 Costin Jones, O. W. Sheppard
The motion to adjourn was not agreed to. Yeas-45
Mr. Mahon asked to be recorded present. Nays-46
The question recurred on the adoption of the amendment. The motion was not agreed to and the amendment was
Pending consideration thereof- not adopted.
Mr. Cross moved that the amendment be laid on the table. Messrs. Pratt and Grimes of Manatee offered the following
amendment to Senate Bill No. 10-X:
A roll call was demanded. In Section 1, Sub-section 2, strike out: "District 29 -
Charlotte, Lee, Hendry, Collier"; "District 36 Manatee,
When the vote was taken on the motion to lay on the Sarasota" and insert the following in lieu thereof: District
table, the result was: 29 Lee, Hendry, Collier; District 36 Manatee, Sarasota,
Yeas: Charlotte."

Alexander Crews Lancaster Stewart, C. D. Mr. Pratt moved the adoption of the amendment.
Allen Cross Marshburn Stewart, E. L. Pending consideration thereof-
Andrews Dukes McAlpin Turlington
Beasley Duncan Merritt Usina Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn.
Beck Gleaton Patton Varn
Belser Griffin Pittman Webb A roll call was demanded.
Bishop Hathaway Pruitt Weinstein When the vote was taken on the motion to adjourn, the
Bodiford Jernigan Putnal Williams,J.R.A. result was:
Chaires Jones, D. C.,Jr. Revelle Zelmenovitz
Conner Jones, E. B. Roberts, H. W. Yeas:
Cook Jones, O. W. Sheppard
Costin Knight Shipp Arrington Dickinson Mahon Saunders
Costing Knight Shipp Ballinger Gibbons Maness Shaffer
Nays: Bartholomew Grimes Moody Smith, S.C.
Boyd Herrell Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Mr. Speaker Dickinson Mahon Saunders Brewer Hopkins Musselman Surles
Arrington Gibbons Maness Shaffer Bryant Horne Okell Sweeny
Ballinger Grimes Moody Smith, S. C. Burton Inman Orr Westberry
Bartholomew Herrell Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr. Carmine Johnson,C.R.JrPetersen Williams, G. W.
Boyd Hopkins Musselman Surles Chappell Johnson, Tom Pratt Youngberg
Brewer Horne Okell Sweeny Cleveland King Roberts, E. S.
Bryant Inman Orr Tillett Cobb Land Rowell
Burton Johnson,C.R.JrPeeples Westberry
Carmine Johnson, Tom Petersen Williams, G. W. Nays:
Chappell King Pratt Youngberg Alexander Beck Chaires Crews
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Alexander Beck Chaires Crews
Cobb Livingston Rowell Andrews Bishop Cook Dukes
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Gleaton Lancaster Pruitt Tillett Fourth District Jackson County.
Griffin Livingston Putnal Turlington
Hathaway Marshburn Revelle LTsina Fifth District Franklin County, Gulf County and Cal-
Jernigan McAlpin Roberts, H. W. Varn houn County
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Merritt Sheppard Webb Sixth District Gadsden County
Jones, E. B. Patton Shipp Weinstein Sixth District Gadsden County
Jones, O. W. Peeples Stewart, C. D. Williams,J.R.A. Seventh District Polk County.
Knight Pittman Stewart, E. L. Zelmenovitz
Eighth District Leon County.
Yeas-42
as-42 Ninth District Pasco County and Hernando County.
Nays-48
Tenth District Madison County and Taylor County.
The motion to adjourn was not agreed to.
Eleventh District-Pinellas County.
The question recurred on the adoption of the amendment.
Twelfth District St. Lucie County, Indian River County
A roll call was demanded. and Martin County.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend- Thirteenth District Dade County.
ment, the result was:
Fourteenth District Columbia County, Gilchrist County
Yeas: and Dixie County.
Bartholomew Hopkins Moody Saunders Fifteenth District Union County and Bradford County.
Boyd Johnson, Tom Musselman Smith, S. C.
Bryant King Okell Smith, S. N.,Jr. Sixteenth District Nassau County, Baker County and
Gibbons Land Orr Westberry Clay County.
Grimes Mahon Pratt Youngberg
Herrell Maness Roberts, E. S. Seventeenth District Suwannee County, Hamilton County
and Lafayette County.
Nays: Eighteenth District Duval County.
Alexander Cook Knight Shaffer
Allen Costin Lancaster Sheppard Nineteenth District Orange County.
Andrews Crews Livingston Shipp Twentieth District Marion County.
Arrington Cross Marshburn Stewart, C. D.
Ballinger Dickinson McAlpin Stewart, E. L. Twenty-first District Sarasota County.
Beasley Dukes Merritt Surles
Beck Duncan Murray Sweeny Twenty-second District Jefferson County, Wakulla Coun-
Bishop Griffin Patton Tillett ty and Liberty County.
Bodiford Hathaway Peeples Turlington Twenty-third District Lake County.
Brewer Horne Petersen Usina
Burton Inman Pittman Varn Twenty-fourth District Monroe County.
Carmine Jernigan Pruitt Webb
Chaires Johnson,C.R.JrPutnal Weinstein Twenty-fifth District Bay County.
Chappell Jones, D. C.,Jr. Revelle Williams, G. W. Twenty-sixth District Putnam County.
Cleveland Jones, E. B. Roberts, H. W. Williams,J.R.A.
Conner Jones, O. W. Rowell Zelmenovitz Twenty-seventh District Hardee County, Highlands Coun-
Yeas-23 ty and DeSoto County.
Nays-64 Twenty-eighth District Volusia County.
Twenty-ninth District Charlotte County, Lee County,
The motion was not agreed to and the amendment was Hendry County and Collier CountLee county
not adopted.
Mr. Bryant moved that the House now reconsider the vote Thirtieth District Broward County.
by which the following amendment to Senate Bill No. 10-X Thirty-first District St. Johns County and Flagler County.
failed of adoption:
Thirty-second District Alachua County.
Strike out everything after the enacting clause and insert Thirty-second District Alachua County.
the following in lieu thereof: Thirty-third District Okeechobee County, Osceola County
and Glades County.
Section 1. Section 10.01, Florida Statutes, is amended to
read: Thirty-fourth District Hillsborough County.
10.01 Division of state into senatorial districts; apportion- Thirty-fifth District Palm Beach County.
ment of senate.-
Thirty-sixth District Manatee County.
(1) The representation of the people of the State of Florida
in the Senate of the State of Florida, shall from and after Thirty-seventh District Seminole County and Brevard
the sixth (6th) day of November, A. D. 1956, be apportioned County.
as hereinafter set forth in this Act.
as hereinafter set forth in this Act. Thirty-eighth District Levy County, Citrus County and
(2) There shall be thirty-eight (38) senatorial districts in Sumter County.
the State of Florida which shall be each represented in the
Senate of the State of Florida by one (1) senator, and be (3) Those senators holding over in office shall, during
designated by numbers, and the said thirty-eight (38) dis- that part of their respective terms of office succeeding the
tricts shall be composed each of the counties mentioned and sixth (6th) day of November, A. D. 1956, each be deemed and
named after the respectively numbered districts as follows, held to be the senator representing the senatorial district em-
to-wit: bracing the county in which he resides; provided he shall not
have removed his place of residence in the meantime from
First District Santa Rosa County and Okaloosa County. said senatorial district.
Second District Escambia County. (4) This Act shall take effect on the sixth (6th) day of
November, A. D. 1956, the same being the date of the next
Third District Walton County, Holmes County and Wash- general election to be held in the State of Florida, at which
ington County. election representatives in the various counties and senators













June 22, 1955 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 35

to represent the odd numbered districts as herein described Mahon Orr Saunders Tillett
shall be elected. Maness Peeples Shaffer Westberry
Moody Petersen Smith, S. C. Williams, G. W.
(5) Chapter 10, Florida Statutes, is hereby repealed. Murray Pratt Smith, S. N.,Jr. Youngberg
A roll call was demanded. Musselman Roberts, E. S. Surles
Okell Rowell Sweeny
When the vote was taken on the motion to reconsider, the
result was: Nays:
Yeas: Alexander Crews Lancaster Stewart, C. D.
Allen Cross Marshburn Stewart, E. L.
Mr. Speaker Costin Mahon Saunders Andrews Dukes McAlpin Turlington
Arrington Dickinson Maness Shaffer Beasley Duncan Merritt Usina
Ballinger Gibbons Moody Smith, S. C. Beck Gleaton Patton Varn
Bartholomew Grimes Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr. Belser Griffin Pittman Webb
Boyd Herrell Musselman Surles Bishop Hathaway Pruitt Weinstein
Brewer Hopkins Okell Sweeny Bodiford Jernigan Putnal Williams,J.R.A.
Bryant Inman Orr Tillett Chaires Jones, D. C.,Jr. Revelle Zelmenovitz
Burton Johnson,C.R.JrPeeples Westberry Chappell Jones, E. B. Roberts, H. W.
Carmine Johnson, Tom Petersen Williams, G. W. Conner Jones, O. W. Sheppard
Chappell King Pratt Youngberg Cook Knight Shipp
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S.
Cobb Livingston Rowell Yeas-46
Nays: Nays-45
Alexander Crews Knight Sheppard The motion was agreed to and the amendment was adopted.
Allen Cross Lancaster Shipp Mr. Bryant moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Andrews Dukes Marshburn Stewart, C.D. Bill No. 10-X, as amended, be read a third time in full and
Beasley Duncan McAlpin Stewart, E. L. placed upon its passage.
Beck Gleaton Merritt Turlington
Belser Griffin Patton Usina The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
Bishop Hathaway Pittman Varn Senate Bill No. 10-X, as amended, was not read a third time.
Bodiford Jernigan Pruitt Webb
Chaires Jones, D. C.,Jr. Putnal Weinstein Under Rule 51, Senate Bill No. 10-X, as amended, was
Conner Jones, E. B. Revelle Williams,J.R.A. ordered referred to the Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling.
Cook Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W. Zelmenovitz
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Yeas-46
Nays-44 June 22, 1955
Nays-44
Your Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling to which was
The motion was agreed to and the vote by which the amend- referred-(after second reading) Senate Bill No. 10-X, with
ment to Senate Bill No. 10-X failed of adoption was recon- amendment, begs leave to report the same has been care-
sidered. fully examined and correctly engrossed and is herewith re-
The question recurred on the adoption of the amendment, turned.
Very respectfully,
A roll call was ordered. Very ry, Chairman,
W. M. Inman, Chairman,
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend- Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling
ment, the result was:
-and Senate Bill No. 10-X was ordered placed on the Cal-
Yeas: endar of Bills for Third Reading.
Mr. Speaker Bryant Dickinson Inman Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn.
Arrington Burton Gibbons Johnson,C.R.Jr
Ballinger Carmine Grimes Johnson, Tom The motion was agreed to.
Bartholomew Cleveland Herrell King
Boyd Cobb Hopkins Land Thereupon, at the hour of 4:30 P.M., the House stood ad-
Brewer Costin Home Livingston journed until 12:00 Noon tomorrow.













JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Thursday, June 23, T955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:00 Noon. Murray, Cobb, Okell, Beasley, Bryant, Cross and Conner for
examination and opinion.
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded
present: MATTERS ON RECONSIDERATION
Mr. Speaker Costin Livingston Shaffer Mr. Tillett moved that the House now reconsider the vote
Alexander Crews Mahon Sheppard by which the amendment by Mr. Bryant and others to Senate
Allen Cross Maness Shipp Bill No. 10-X was adopted.
Andrews Dickinson Marshburn Smith, S. C.
Arrington Dukes Merritt Smith, S. N.,Jr The motion was allowed to pend until the committee ap-
Bartholomew Duncan Moody Stewart, E. L. pointed by the Speaker reported its findings on the points
Beasley Gleaton Murray Surles raised by Messrs. Bryant and Beasley.
Beck Griffin Musselman Sweeny INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Belser Grimes Orr Tillett
Bishop Hathaway Papy Usina Mr. Surles introduced Mr. Clyde Hayman of Winter Haven,
Bodiford Herrell Patton Varn Director of the 1955 Boys State.
Boyd Hopkins Peeples Webb steMrs. Patton introduced Mrs. A. P. Drummond of Bonifay,
Bryant Inman Petersen Weinstein Boys State "Mom", and also Child Welfare Chairman of the
Carmine Johnson,C.R.Jr Pittman Westberry Florida Department of the American Legion Auxiliary and
Chaires Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams, G. W. District Director of the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs.
Chappell Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pruitt Williams,J.R.A.
Cleveland Jones, E. B. Revelle Williams,V.A.Jr. Mr. Surles moved that the House do now recess until 1:30
Cobb Jones, O. W. Roberts, E. S. Youngberg P. M. today.
Coleman King Roberts, H. W. Zelmenovitz
Conner Knight Rowell The motion was agreed to.
Cook Land Saunders Thereupon, at the hour of 12:23 P. M., the House stood in
Excused: Messrs. Lancaster, Putnal, Ballinger and Page. recess until 1:30 P. M. today.
A quorum present. AFTERNOON SESSION
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver
Carmichael, guest Chaplain: The House reconvened at 1:30 P. M.
O GOD, who hast prepared for those who love Thee such THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
good things as pass man's understanding; pour into our hearts
such love toward Thee, that we, loving Thee above all things, The roll was taken and the following Members were re-
may obtain Thy promises, which exceed all that we can de- corded present:
sire; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Mr. Speaker Costin Land Saunders
Mr. Speaker Costin Land Saunders
Messrs. Okell, Gibbons, Jernigan, Brewer, Burton, Stewart of Alexander Crews Livingston Shaffer
Okaloosa, Horne and Turlington asked to be recorded present. Allen Cross Mahon Sheppard
Andrews Dickinson Maness Shipp
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL Arrington Dukes Marshburn Smith, S. C.
The Journal for Wednesday, June 22, was ordered corrected, Bartholomew Duncan McAlpin Smith, S.N.Jr.
and as corrected, was approved. Beasley Gibbons Merritt Stewart, C. D.
Beck Gleaton Moody Stewart, E. L.
Mr. Stewart of Hendry moved that the House now reconsider Belser Griffin Murray Surles
the vote by which the amendment by Mr. Bryant and others Bishop Grimes Musselman Sweeny
to Senate Bill No. 10-X was adopted yesterday. Bodiford Hathaway Okell Tillett
Boyd Herrell Orr Turlington
Mr. Bryant called a point of order that the vote on the Brewer Hopkins Papy Usina
adoption of the amendment had already been reconsidered Bryant Horne Patton Varn
and could not again be reconsidered. Burton Inman Peeples Webb
Mr. Beasley called a point of order that the vote recon- Carmine Jernigan Petersen Weinstein
sidered was the vote by which the amendment failed of adop- Chaires Johnson,C.R.JrPittman Westberry
tion and the House could not reconsider that vote again, but Chappell Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams, G. W.
the vote by which the amendment was adopted had not been Cleveland Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pruitt Williams,J.R.A.
reconsidered and the motion to reconsider that vote is in order Cobb Jones, E. B. Revelle Williams,V.A.Jr.
at this time. Coleman Jones, O. W. Roberts, E. S. Youngberg
Conner King Roberts, H. W. Zelmenovitz
Mr. Bryant called a point of order that under Rule 38 a Cook Knight Rowell
motion to reconsider "shall not be made more than once on
any proposition except by unanimous consent" and that the A quorum present.
question of the adoption of the amendment having been re-
considered once cannot be reconsidered again except by The following report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar
unanimous consent. was read:
Pending the Speaker's ruling- The Honorabl Thomas E. David, June 23, 1955.
Mr. Saunders called a point of order that Mr. Stewart of Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Hendry did not vote on the prevailing side and his motion Dear Sir:
was therefore out of order.
The following motions were adopted:
The Speaker ruled the point well taken.
1. That the time for the speaking for any one member on
Thereupon, the Speaker referred the points raised by Messrs. any one subject in debate shall be as set forth in Rule 37 as
Bryant and Beasley to a committee consisting of Messrs. provided for the last 30 calendar days of a regular session.

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June 23, 1955 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 37

The vote on the adoption of the above motion was as fol- Twelfth District-St. Lucie county, Indian River county and
lows: Martin county.
Ayes-Beasley, Boyd, Bryant, Burton, Cleveland, Cobb, Con- Thirteenth District-Dade county.
ner, Cook, Cross, Dickinson, Johnson, Jones, Knight,
Mahon, Moody, Murray, Musselman, Papy, Pruitt, Smith, Fourteenth District-Columbia county.
Sweeny, Williams, Surles, Okell. Fifteenth District-Union county and Bradford county.
Nays-Land and Usina. Sixteenth District-Nassau county, Baker county and Clay
2. That hereafter all bills and resolutions shall be referred county.
to the Calendar upon their introduction and shall not be re- Seventeenth District-Suwannee county, Hamilton county
ferred to the Committee of the Whole House. and Lafayette county.
The vote on the adoption of the above motion was as fol- Eighteenth District-Duval county.
lows:
Nineteenth District-Orange county.
Ayes-Beasley, Boyd, Bryant, Burton, Cleveland, Cobb, Con- Nineteenth District-Orange county.
ner, Cook, Cross, Dickinson, Johnson, Jones, Knight, Twentieth District-Marion county.
Land, Mahon, Moody, Murray, Musselman, Papy, Pruitt,
Smith, Sweeny, Usina, Williams. Twenty-first District-Levy county, Dixie county and Gil-
christ county.
Nays-None.
Respectfully submitted, Twenty-second District Jefferson county and Wakulla
GEORGE S. OKELL, Chairman, county.
Committee on Rules & Calendar.
Twenty-third District-Lake county.
Mr. Okell moved the adoption of the foregoing report. Twenty-fourth District-Monroe county.
The motion was agreed to, and the report of the Committee
on Rules & Calendar was adopted. Twenty-fifth District-Bay county.
Mr. Bryant moved that the House do now take up consid- Twenty-sixth District-Putnam county.
eration of Messages from the Senate. Twenty-seventh District-Hardee county, Highlands county
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered. and DeSoto county.
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE Twenty-eight District-Volusia county.
The following message from the Senate was received and Twenty-ninth District-C h a r 1 otte county, Lee county,
read: Hendry county and Collier county.
Tallahassee, Florida, Thirtieth District-Broward county.

Hon e ed June 23, 1955. Thirty-first District-St. Johns county and Flagler county.
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives. Thirty-second District-Alachua county.
Sir:
Thirty-third District-Okeechobee county, Osceola county
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep- and Glades county.
resentatives that the Senate has passed with amendment--
Thirty-fourth District-Hillsborough county.
By Mr. Cross of Alachua-
Thirty-fifth District-Palm Beach county.
House Bill No. 9-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion
the representation in the Senate of the State of Florida; Thirty-sixth District-Manatee county and Sarasota county.
amending Section 10.01, Florida Statutes; providing an effec- Thirh D S e e coun n r r
tive date November 6, 1956." Thirty-seventh District-S e m i n o 1 e county and Brevard
county.
Which amendment reads as follows: Thirty-eighth District-Citrus county and Sumter county.
In Section 1, (typewritten bill) strike out: all of Sub-section during
2 and insert in lieu thereof the following: (3) Those senators holding over in office shall, during
2 and set in lieu stereo the followingthat part of their respective terms of office succeeding the
(2) There shall be thirty-eight (38) senatorial districts in sixth day of November, A.D., 1956, each be deemed and held
the state of Florida which shall be each represented in the to be the senator representing the senatorial district embrac-
senate of the state of Florida by one senator, and be desig- ing the county in which he resides; provided, he shall not have
nated by numbers, and the said thirty-eight districts shall be removed his place of residence in the meantime from said
composed each of the counties mentioned and named after senatorial district.
the respective numbered districts as follows:
the respective numbered districts as follows: (4) This section shall take effect on the sixth day of
First District-Santa Rosa county and Okaloosa county. November, A.D., 1956, the same being the date of the next
general election to be held in the state of Florida, at which
Second District-Escambia county. election senators to represent the odd-numbered districts as
herein described shall be elected.
Third District-Walton county, Holmes county and Wash- herein described shall be elected.
ington county. -and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
Fourth District-Jackson county. therein.Very respectfully,
Fifth District-Liberty county, Franklin county, Gulf county ROBT, W. DAVIS,
and Calhoun county. Secretary of the Senate.
Sixth District-Gadsden county. Mr. Bryant moved that the House refuse to concur in the
Senate Amendment to House Bill No. 9-X and respectfully
Seventh District-Polk county. request the President of the Senate to appoint a committee on
the part of the Senate to confer with a like committee to be
Eighth District-Leon county. appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives on
the part of the House to resolve the differences existing be-
Ninth District-Pasco county and Hernando county. tween the two Houses on the Senate Amendment to House
Tenth District-Madison county and Taylor county. Bill No. 9-X.
Eleventh District-Pinellas county. A roll call was ordered.












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When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Bryant, Inman Merritt Roberts, H. W. Usina
the result was: Jernigan Papy Shipp Varn
Jones, E. B. Patton Stewart, C. D. Webb
Yeas: Jones, O. W. Peeples Stewart, E.L. Weinstein
Mr. Speaker Cross Maness Smith, S. C. Knight Pittman Sweeny Williams, G. W.
Allen Dickinson Moody Smith, S. N.,Jr. Marshburn Pruitt Tillett Williams,J.R.A.
Arrington Gibbons Murray Surles McAlpin Revelle Turlington Zelmenovitz
Bartholomew Grimes Musselman Sweeny Yeas-41.
Boyd Herrell Okell Tillett
Brewer Hopkins Orr Turlington Nays-48.
Bryant Home Petersen Usina
Burton Johnson,C.R.JrPratt Westberry The motion to adjourn was not agreed to.
Carmine Johnson, Tom Roberts, E.S. Williams, G.W. Without objection, Mr. Tillett withdrew his motion that the
Chappell King Rowell Williams,V.A.Jr. House reconsider the vote by which the amendment by Mr.
Cleveland Land Saunders Youngberg Bryant and others to Senate Bill No. 10-X was adopted.
Cobb Livingston Shaffer
Coleman Mahon Sheppard
Nays: CONSIDERATION OF SENATE GENERAL BILL FOR
THIRD READING
Alexander Costin Jones, E.B. Revelle
Anlnder Creos Jones, E. B. Rbevertse H S. B. No. 10-X(55)-A bill to be entitled An Act to ap-
Beasley Dukes Knight Sh portion the representation of the State of Florida in the
Beak Dunn KMarhburn Sewart, C. D Senate; amending Section 10.01, Florida Statutes; providing
Belser Gleaton Merritt Stewart, E. D. an effective date November 6, 1956.
Belser Gleaton Merritt Stewart, E. L.
Bishop Griffin Papy Varn -was taken up, having been read a second time on June
Bodiford Hathaway Patton Webb 22 and amended.
Chaires Inman Peeples Weinstein
Conner Jernigan Pittman Williams,J.R.A. Mr. Beasley of Walton offered the following amendment to
Cook Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pruitt Senate Bill No. 10-X:
Yeas-50. Strike out: Everything after line number six in Subsec-
tion (2) and insert the following in lieu thereof:
Nays-39.
First District-Santa Rosa county and Okaloosa county.
The motion was agreed to.
Second District-Escambia county.
Mr. Bryant moved that the action of the House, together
with House Bill No. 9-X, be immediately certified to the Senate. Third District-Walton county and Holmes county and
Washington county.
The motion was agreed to, and the action of the House, Washington county.
together with House Bill No. 9-X was ordered immediately cer- Fourth District-Jackson county.
tified to the Senate.
Fifth District-Liberty county, Franklin county, Gulf county
Mr. Bryant moved that the House stand in informal recess and Calhoun county.
until 4:30 P. M. today.
until 4:30 P. M. today. Sixth District-Gadsden county.
The motion was agreed to.
The motion was agreed to. Seventh District-Polk county.
Thereupon, at the hour of 2:36 P. M., the House stood in
informal recess. Eighth District-Leon county.
The House reconvened at 4:30 P. M. Ninth District-Pasco county and Hernando county.
Tenth District-Madison county and Taylor county.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. Eleventh District-Pinellas county.
The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum. Lucie c y, I n R r c y
Twelfth District-St. Lucie county, Indian River county and
A quorum of 89 Members present. Martin county.
Mr. Bryant moved that the House do now adjourn until Thirteenth District-Dade county.
12:00 Noon tomorrow.
12:0 Noon tomorrow. Fourteenth District-Columbia county.
A roll call was demanded.
A roll call was demanded. Fifteenth District-Union county and Bradford county.
When the vote was taken on the motion to adjourn, the
result was: Sixteenth District-Nassau county, Baker county and Clay
county.
Yeas:
Seventeenth District-Suwannee county, Hamilton county
Arrington Dickinson Mahon Shaffer and Lafayette county.
Bartholomew Gibbons Maness Sheppard
Boyd Grimes Moody Smith, S. C. Eighteenth District-Duval county.

Brynte H sorrel Mussma Smith, N.,Jr. Nineteenth District-Orange county.
Burton Johnson,C.R.JrOkell Westberry Twentieth District-Marion county.
Carmine Johnson, Tom Orr Williams,V.A.Jr.
Chappell Jones, D. C.,Jr. Petersen Youngberg Twenty-first District-Levy county, Dixie county and Gil-
Cleveland King Pratt christ county.
Cobb Land Roberts, E. S.
Coleman Livingston auners Twenty-second District-J e f f e r s o n county and Wakulla
county.
Nays: Twenty-third District-Lake county.
Alexander Belser Cook Duncan
Allen Bishop Costin Gleaton Twenty-fourth District-Monroe county.
Andrews Bodiford Crews Griffin Twenty-fifth District-Bay- county.
Beasley Chaires Cross Hathaway
Beck Conner Dukes Horne Twenty-sixth District-Putnam county.













June 23, 1955 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 39

Twenty-seventh District-Hardee county, Highlands county Patton Roberts, H. W. Stewart, E. L. Webb
and DeSoto county. Peeples Sheppard Turlington Weinstein
Pittman Shipp Usina Williams,J.R.A.
Twenty-eighth District-Volusia county. Pruitt Stewart, C. D. Varn Zelmenovitz
Twenty-ninth District-C h a r o t t e county, Lee County, Nays:
Hendry county and Collier county.
Mr. Speaker Dickinson Mahon Saunders
Thirtieth District-Broward county. Arrington Gibbons Maness Shaffer
Thirty-first District-St. Johns county and Flagler county. Bartholomew Grimes Moody Smith, S. C.
Boyd Herrell Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Thirty-second District-Alachua county. Brewer Hopkins Musselman Surles
Bryant Horne Okell Sweeny
Thirty-third District-Okeechobee county, Osceola county Burton Johnson,CR.Jr Orr Tillett
and Glades county. Carmine Johnson, Tom Petersen Williams, G. W.
Thirty-fourth District-Hillsborough county. Chappell King Pratt WilliamsV.A.Jr.
Cleveland Land Roberts, E.S. Youngberg
Thirty-fifth District-Palm Beach county. Cobb Livingston Rowell
Thirty-sixth District-Manatee county and Sarasota county. Yeas-44.
Thirty-seventh District-S e m i n o 1 e county and Brevard Nays-43.
county.
couny The motion was agreed to, and the amendment, as amended,
Thirty-eighth District-Citrus county and Sumter county, was adopted.
(3) Those senators holding over in office shall, during that PAIR VOTES
part of their respective terms of office succeeding the sixth
day of November, A.D., 1956, each be deemed and held to be I am paired with Mr. Westberry of Duval. If he were here,
the senator representing the senatorial district embracing the he would have voted "Nay", and I would have voted "Yea".
county in which he resides; provided, he shall not have removed
his place of residence in the meantime froi said senatorial C.eE. DUNCAN,
district. Representative from Lake County.
district.
(4) This section shall take effect on the sixth day of By unanimous consent, Mr. Coleman of Orange was allowed
"November, A.D., 1956, the same being the date of the next to pair his vote with Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist. If Mr. Lan-
general election to be held in the state of Florida, at which caster were present, he would have voted "Yea", and Mr.
election senators to represent the odd-numbered districts as Coleman would have voted "Nay".
herein described shall be elected. Also, by unanimous consent, Mr. Revelle of Wakulla was
Mr. Beasley moved the adoption of the amendment. allowed to pair his vote with Mr. Ballinger of Leon. If Mr.
Ballinger were present, he would have voted "Nay", and Mr.
Pending consideration thereof- Revelle would have voted "Yea".
Messrs. Costin of Gulf and Knight of Calhoun offered the Mr. Beasley moved that the House now reconsider the vote
following amendment to the amendment to Senate Bill No. by which his amendment to Senate Bill No. 10-X was adopted.
10-X: Pending consideration thereof-
In Section 1, Sub-section 2, strike out: Mr. Knight moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on
"Fifth District-Liberty county, Franklin county, Gulf county the table.
and Calhoun county." The motion was agreed to, and the motion to reconsider was
and laid on the table.
"Twenty-second District-J e f f e r s o n county and Wakulla Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
county." No. 10-X, as amended, be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
And insert the following in lieu thereof:
% A roll call was demanded.
"Fifth District-Franklin county, Gulf county and Calhoun
county." When the vote was taken on the motion that Senate Bill
No. 10-X be read a third time in full, the result was:
and
Yeas:
"Twenty-second District-Jefferson county, Wakulla county Yeas:
and Liberty county." Alexander Crews Mahon Shipp
Allen Cross Maness Stewart, C. D.
Mr. Knight moved the adoption of the amendment to the Andrews Dukes Marshburn Stewart, E. L.
amendment. Beasley Gleaton McAlpin Turlington
The motion was agreed to and the amendment to the Beck Griffin Merritt Usina
amendment was adopted. Belser Hathaway Papy Varn
Bishop Inman Patton Webb
The question recurred on the adoption of the amendment, Bodiford Jernigan Peeples Weinstein
as amended. Chaires Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman Williams,J.R.A.
Conner Jones, E. B. Pruitt Zelmenovitz
A roll call was demanded. Cook Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amendment, Costin Knight Sheppard
as amended, the result was: Nays:
Yeas: Mr. Speaker Chappell Home Musselman
Alexander Bodiford Dukes Jones, E. B. Arrington Cleveland Johnson,C.R.JrOkell
Allen Chaires Gleaton Jones, O. W. Bartholomew Cobb Johnson, Tom Orr
Andrews Conner Griffin Knight Boyd Dickinson King Petersen
Beasley Cook Hathaway Marshburn Brewer Gibbons Land Pratt
Beck Costin Inman McAlpin Bryant Grimes Livingston Roberts, E. S.
Belser Crews Jernigan Merritt Burton Herrell Moody Rowell
Bishop Cross Jones, D. C.,Jr. Papy Carmine Hopkins Murray Saunders












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Shaffer Surles Williams, G. W. Also, by unanimous consent, Mr. Revelle of Wakulla was
Smith, S. C. Sweeny Williams,V.A.Jr allowed to pair his vote with Mr. Ballinger of Leon. If Mr
Smith, S. N.,Jr. Tillett Youngberg Ballinger were present, he would have voted "Yea", and Mr.
Revelle would have voted "Nay".
Yeas-46.
Mr. Okell moved that the House now reconsider the vote by
Nays-41. which further consideration of Senate Bill No. 10-X was in-
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and definitely postponed.
Senate Bill No. 10-X, as amended, was not read a third time. A roll call was ordered.
PAIR VOTES When the vote was taken on the motion to reconsider, the
I am paired with Mr. Westberry of Duval. If he were here, result was:
he would have voted "Nay", and I would have voted "Yea". Yeas:
C. E. DUNCAN, Alexander Costin Jones, O. W. Sheppard
Representative from Lake County. Allen Crews Knight Shipp
By unanimous consent, Mr. Coleman of Orange was allowed Beasley Cross Marshburn Stewart, C. D.
to pair his vote with Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist. If Mr. Lan- Beck Dukes McAlpin Stewart, E. L.
caster were present, he would have voted "Yea", and Mr. Belser Geaton Merritt Turlington
Coleman would have voted "Nay". Bishop Griffin Papy Usina
Bodiford Hathaway Patton Varn
Also, by unanimous consent, Mr. Revelle of Wakulla was Chaires Jernigan Peeples Webb
allowed to pair his vote with Mr. Ballinger of Leon. If Mr. Conner Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman Weinstein
Ballinger were present, he would have voted "Nay", and Mr. Cook Jones, E. B. Roberts, H. W. Williams,J.R.A.
Revelle would have voted "Yea".
Nays:
Mr. Okell moved that further consideration of Senate Bill
No. 10-X be indefinitely postponed. Mr. Speaker Dickinson Mahon Saunders
Andrews Gibbons Maness Shaffer
A roll call was ordered. Arrington Grimes Moody Smith, S. C.
Bartholomew Herrell Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr.
When the vote was taken on the motion to indefinitely post- Boyd Hopkins Musselman Surles
pone Senate Bill No. 10-X, the result was: Brewer Horne Okell Sweeny
Yeas: Bryant Inman Orr Tillett
Burton Johnson,C.R.Jr Petersen Williams, G. W.
Mr. Speaker Gibbons Maness Shaffer Carmine Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams,V.A.Jr.
Arrington Grimes Moody Smith, S. C. Chappell King Pruitt Youngberg
Bartholomew Herrell Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr. Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Zelmenovitz
Boyd Hopkins Musselman Surles Cobb Livingston Rowell
Brewer Home Okell Sweeny
Bryant Inman Orr Tillett Yeas-40.
Burton Johnson,C.R.Ji Petersen Williams, G. W.
Carmine Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams,V.A.Jr. Nays-47.
Chappell King Pruitt Youngberg The motion was not agreed to, and the vote by which further
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. consideration of Senate Bill No. 10-X was indefinitely post-
Cobb Livingston Rowell poned was not reconsidered, and the action of the House,
Dickinson Mahon Saunders together with Senate Bill No. 10-X, was ordered certified to
Nays: the Senate.

Alexander Costin Knight Stewart, C. D. PAIR VOTES
Allen Crews Marshburn Stewart, E. L. I am paired with Mr. Westberry of Duval. If he were here,
Andrews Cross McAlpin Turlington he would have voted "Nay", and I would have voted "Yea".
Beasley Dukes Merritt Usina
Beck Gleaton Papy Varn C. E. DUNCAN,
Belser Griffin Patton Webb Representative from Lake County.
Bishop Hathaway Peeples Weinstein By unanimous consent, Mr. Coleman of Orange was allowed
Bodiford Jernigan Pittman Williams,J.R.A. to pair his vote with Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist. If Mr. Lan-
Chaires Jones, D. C.,Jr. Roberts, H. W. Zelmenovitz caster were present, he would have voted "Yea", and Mr. Cole-
Conner Jones, E. B. Sheppard man would have voted "Nay".
Cook Jones, O. W. Shipp
Also, by unanimous consent, Mr. Revelle of Wakulla was
Yeas-45. allowed to pair his vote with Mr. Ballinger of Leon. If Mr.
Ballinger were present, he would have voted "Nay", and Mr.
Nays-42. Revelle would have voted "Yea".
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered. Mr. Okell moved that the Speaker be authorized to grant
PAIR VOTES the use of the House Chamber to members of Girls State
next week at such times as the House is not in session.
I am paired with Mr. Westberry of Duval. If he were here,
he would have voted "Yea", and I would have voted "Nay". The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
C. E. DUNCAN, Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn until 12:00
Representative from Lake County. Noon tomorrow.
By unanimous consent, Mr. Coleman of Orange was allowed The motion was agreed to.
to pair his vote with Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist. If Mr. Lan-
caster were present, he would have voted "Nay", and Mr. Cole- Thereupon, at the hour of 5:55 P. M., the House stood ad-
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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Friday, June 24, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:00 Thereupon, the Speaker announced that he had appointed
Noon. the following Members on the part of the House to confer
with the committee appointed by the President of the
The roll was taken and the following Members were re- Senate on the part of the Senate to resolve the differences
corded present: existing between the two Houses on the Senate Amendment
to House Bill No. 9-X: Mr. Murray, Chairman; Messrs. Dick-
Mr. Speaker Costin Land Saunders inson, Griffin, Maness and Stewart of Hendry.
Allen Crews Livingston Shaffer
Andrews Cross Mahon Sheppard The Members of the committee on the part of the House
Arrington Dickinson Maness Shipp were thereupon excused for the purpose of a meeting with
Ballinger Dukes Marshburn Smith, S. C. the committee appointed by the President of the Senate.
Bartholomew Duncan McAlpin Smith, S. N.,Jr. Tallahassee, Florida
Beasley Gibbons Merritt Stewart, C. D. June 23, 1955
Beck Gleaton Moody Stewart, E. L. Honorable Ted David
Belser Griffin Murray Surles Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Bishop Grimes Musselman Sweeny
Bodiford Hathaway Okell Tillett Sir-
Boyd Herrell Orr Turlington
Brewer Hopkins Papy Usina I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
Bryant Horne Patton Varn resentatives that the Senate has adopted-
Burton Inman Peeples Weinstein
Carmine Johnsn,C.R.JrPetersen Williams, G. By the Committee on Legislative Management and Popu-
Chaires Johnson, Tom Pittman Williams,J.R.A. l
Chappell Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pratt Williams,V.A.Jr. SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 12-X (55)
Cleveland Jones, E. B. Pruitt Youngberg
Coleman Jones, W. Revelle Zelmenovitz A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION RELATING TO EMPLOY-
Conner King Roberts, E. S. MENT OF SECRETARIES BY MEMBERS OF THE LEGIS-
Cook Knight Rowell LATURE.
Excused: Messrs. Putnal, Westberry, Lancaster, Roberts FEIT RESOLVED OY THE SENATE O TE STATE O
FLORIDA, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CON-
of Suwannee, Cobb, Alexander and Page. CURRING:
A quorum present. That the employment of secretaries by members of the
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver House of Representatives and the Senate be discontinued
Carmichael, Guest Chaplain: during the remainder of this extraordinary session effective
Saturday, June 25th, 1955, except as to secretaries of the
Grant us, O Lord, to pass this day in gladness and peace, Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of
without stumbling and without stain; that, reaching the the Senate.
eventide victorious over all temptation, we may praise thee,
the eternal God, who art blessed, and dost govern all things, -and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
world without end. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. therein.
Very respectfully,
Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough introduced Emile Cerra and ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Charles Negin of Tampa, Members of Boys State. Secretary of the Senate.
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12-X contained in
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES ROM THE SENATE the above message, was read the first time in full and ordered
The following messages from the Senate were received and placed on the Calendar without reference.
read: By unanimous consent, Mr. Williams of Seminole moved that
Tallahassee, Florida the rules be waived and the House now take up Senate Con-
June 23, 1955 current Resolution No. 12-X.
Honorable Ted David
Speaker of the House of Representatives. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was
so ordered.
Sir-Mr. Williams of Seminole moved that the rules be further
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep- waived and Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12-X be read
resentatives that the president of the Senate has appointed the second time in full.
Senators Johnson, Johns, Morgan, Pearce and Rawls as the
Conference Committee on the part of the Senate to confer The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
with a like committee to be appointed by the speaker of the Concurrent Resolution No. 12-X was read the second time
House of Representatives to adjust the differences between in full.
the two bodies on Senate amendment to- Mr. Jernigan asked to be recorded present.
By Mr. Cross of Alachua- Mr. Williams of Seminole offered the following amendment
H. B. No. 9-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12-X: Strike out: all
the representation in the Senate of the State of Florida; after the title and insert the following in lieu thereof:
amending Section 10.01, Florida Statutes; providing an ef- WHEREAS, there are ninety-five members of the House
fective date November 6, 1956. of Representatives and thirty-eight members of the Senate
Very respectfully, of Florida; and
ROBT. W. DAVIS, WHEREAS, the House of Representatives has but eighty-
Secretary of the Senate. six employees to assist its members in the transaction of the
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business of said House while the Senate has 65 employees Nays:
for its membership of 38; and Andrews Cross Knight Shaffer
WHEREAS, the Florida Senate is deeply concerned about Arrington Grimes Mahon Sheppard
the cost of this Extraordinary Session and accepts the respon- Bartholomew Hopkins Maness Stewart, C. D.
sibility for the length of the Session, it having refused to Beasley Home Musselman Sweeny
pass any of the Reapportionment Bills sent to it by said Belser Inman Papy Turlington
House of Representatives; and Bishop Jernigan Peeples Youngberg
Bryant Johnson, Tom Pratt
WHEREAS, the Florida Senate is desirous of showing its Chappell Jones, E. B. Revelle
good faith to the people of Florida in limiting further ex- Crews Jones, O. W. Rowell
penses of this Extraordinary Session; NOW, THEREFORE, Yeas-48
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE Nays-33
OF FLORIDA, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CON- The motion was agreed to and the amendment was adopted.
CURRING:
Mr. Williams of Seminole offered the following amendment
That the employment of secretaries by members of the to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12-X: Strike out the
Senate be discontinued during the remainder of this Extraor- title and insert the following in lieu thereof: A concurrent
dinary Session effective Saturday, June 25, 1955, except as to resolution relating to employment of secretaries by members
secretaries for the President of the Senate. of the Senate of Florida.
Mr. Williams of Seminole moved the adoption of the
Mr. Williams of Seminole moved the adoption of the amendment.
amendment.
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was adopted.
A roll call was demanded. Mr. Crews moved that further consideration of Senate
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend- Concurrent Resolution No. 12-X be postponed until Tuesday,
ment, the result was: June 28.
Yeas: The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Williams of Hardee introduced Miss Sue Roberts, State
Allen Costin Marshburn Shipp Parliamentarian of the Future Homemakers of America and
Ballinger Dukes McAlpin Smith, S. C. Vice President of the 4-H Club of Florida.
Beck Duncan Merritt Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Bodiford Gibbons Moody Surles Mr. Sweeny introduced Miss Ann Carter, member of
Boyd Gleaton Okell Tillett Future Homemakers of America, from Mainland High School
Brewer Hathaway Orr Usina in Daytona Beach.
Burton Herrell Patton Varn Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn until 1:15
Carmine Johnson,C.R.JrPetersen Weinstein P.M. Tuesday, June 28.
Chaires Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman Williams, G. W. The motion was agreed to.
Cleveland King Pruitt Williams,J.R.A.
Coleman Land Roberts, E. S. Williams,V.A.Jr. Thereupon, at the hour of 1:18 P.M., the House stood ad-
Cook Livingston Saunders Zelmenovitz journed until 1:15 P.M., Tuesday, June 28.













JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Tuesday, June 28, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 1:15 Excused: Messrs. Turlington, Westberry, Bryant, Page,
P. M. Sheppard and Carmine.
The roll was taken and the following Members were re- A quorum present.
corded present: The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver
Mr. Speaker Crews Land Rowell Carmichael, Guest Chaplain:
Alexander Cross Livingston Saunders
Allen Dickinson Mahon Shaffer Grant unto us, O Heavenly Father, Thy peace which passeth
Andrews Dukes Maness Shipp understanding, that we, amid the storms and troubles of
Arrington Duncan Marshburn Smith, S. C. this our life, may rest in Thee, knowing that all things
Ballinger Gibbons McAlpin Smith, S. N.,Jr. are under Thy care, governed by Thy will, guarded by Thy
Bartholomew Gleaton Merritt Stewart, C. D. love; so that with a quiet heart we may face the storms
Beasley Griffin Moody Stewart, E. L. of life, the cloud and the thick darkness; ever rejoicing to
Beck Grimes Murray Surles know that the darkness and the light are both alike to
Belser Hathaway Musselman Sweeny Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Bishop Herrell Okell Tillett CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
Bodiford Hopkins Orr Usina
Boyd Horne Papy Varn The Journal for Thursday, June 23, was ordered corrected,
Brewer Inman Patton Webb and as corrected was approved.
Burton Jernigan Peeples Weinstein
Chairs Johnson,C.R.JrPetesen Williams, G.W. The Journal for Friday, June 24, was ordered corrected,
Chappell Johnson, Tom Pittman Williams,J.R.A. and as corrected was approved.
Cleveland Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pratt Williams,V.A.Jr. Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn until
Cobb Jones, E. B. Pruitt Youngberg 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Coleman Jones, O. W. Putnal Zelmenovitz
Conner King Revelle The motion was agreed to.
Cook Knight Roberts, E. S.
Costin Lancaster Roberts, H. W. Thereupon, at the hour of 1:29 P. M., the House stood
adjourned until 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.




































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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Wednesday, June 29, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A.M. Mr. Surles moved that the House do now recess until 1:00
P.M. today.
The roll was taken and the following Members were rec- ay.
orded present: The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Speaker Crews Land Rowell Thereupon, at the hour of 11:11 A.M., the House stood in
Alexander Cross Livingston Saunders recess until 1:00 P.M. today.
Andrews Dickinson Mahon Shaffer
Arrington Dukes Maness Sheppard AFTERNOON SESSION
Ballinger Duncan Marshburn Shipp
Bartholomew Gibbons McAlpin Smith, S. C. The House reconvened at 1:00 P.M.
Beasley Gleaton Merritt Smith, S. N., Jr.
Beck Griffin Moody Stewart, C. D. THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
Belser Grimes Murray Stewart, E. L.
Bishop Hathaway Musselman Surles The roll was taken and the following Members were rec-
Bodiford Hopkins Orr Sweeny orded present:
Boyd Home Papy Tillett Mr. Speaker Costin Land Rowell
Brewer Inman Patton Usina Alexander Crews Livingston Saunders
Burton Jernigan Peeples Varn Andrews Cross Mahon Shaffer
Carmine Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen Webb Arrington Dukes Marshburn Sheppard
Chairs Johnson, Tom Pittman Weinstein Ballinger Duncan McAlpin Shipp
Chappell Jones,D.C.,Jr. Pratt Williams,G.W. Bartholomew Gibbons Merritt Smith, S. C.
Cleveland Jones, E. B. Pruitt Williams,J.R.A. Beasley Gleaton Moody Smith, S. N., Jr.
Coleman Jones, O. W. Putnal Williams,V.A.Jr Beck Grimes Musselman Stewart, C. D.
Conner King Revelle Youngberg Belser Hathaway Okell Stewart, E. L.
Cook Knight Roberts, E. S. Zelmenovitz Bishop Hopkins Orr Surles
Costin Lancaster Roberts, H. W. Bodiford Horne Papy Sweeny
Excused: Messrs. Turlington, Westberry, Bryant, Cobb, Allen Boyd Inman Patton Tillett
and Page. Brewer Jernigan Peeples Usina
Burton Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen Varn
A quorum present. Carmine Johnson, Tom Pittman Webb
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver Chaires Jones,D.C.,Jr. Pratt Weinstein
Carmichael, Guest Chaplain: Chappell Jones, E. B. Pruitt Williams,G.W.
Cleveland Jones, O. W. Putnal Williams,J.R.A.
Send us, O God, as thy messengers, to hearts without a Coleman King Revelle Williams,V.A.Jr
home, to lives without love, to the crowds without a guide. Conner Knight Roberts, E. S. Youngberg
Send us to the children whom none have blessed, to the Cook Lancaster Roberts, H. W. Zelmenovitz
famished whom none have visited, to the fallen whom none A qu m p t.
have lifted, to the bereaved whom none have comforted. Kindle quorum present.
thy flame on the altars of our hearts, that others may be Mr. Ballinger introduced a group of in-service teachers
warmed thereby; cause thy light to shine in our souls, that attending a work shop in Adult Education at Florida A.&M.
others may see the way; keep our sympathies and insight University, accompanied by Dr. William Rollins, consultant.
ready, our wills keen, our hands quick to help our brothers
in their need; for Christ's sake. AMEN. Mr. Williams of Seminole moved that the House stand in
informal recess for five mintues.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Tuesday, June 28, was ordered corrected, The motion was agreed to.
and as corrected was approved. Thereupon, at the hour of 1:05 P.M., the House stood in
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS, informal recess.
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS The House reconvened at 1:10 P.M.
AND MEMORIALS
By Messrs. Hathaway of Charlotte and Jones of Collier- THE SPEAKER I THE CHAIR.
H. C. R. No. 11-X-A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PRO- The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum.
VIDING THAT NEITHER THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA- A quorum of 87 Members present.
TIVES NOR THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
SHALL, DURING THE 1955 EXTRAORDINARY SESSION Messrs. Dickinson, Maness and Murray asked to be rec-
FOR THE PURPOSE OF REAPPORTIONMENT, ADJOURN orded present.
OR RECESS FOR LONGER THAN TWENTY-FOUR (24)
HOURS EXCEPT BY A VOTE OF FOUR-FIFTHS (4/5) OF CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON
THE MEMBERS OF BOTH HOUSES. HOUSE BILL NO. 9-X
The following report of the Conference Committee on House
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA- Bill No. 9-X was read:
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON- June 29, 1955
CURRING: Honorable W. Turner Davis,
Section 1. Neither the House of Representatives nor the President of the Senate.
Senate of the State of Florida shall, during the 1955 extra- Honorable Ted David,
ordinary session for the purpose of reapportionment, adjourn Speaker of the House of Representatives.
or recess for longer than twenty-four (24) hours except by The Capitol
a vote of four-fifths (4/5) of the members of both the said Sirs:
House of Representatives and Senate.
house of Representatives and Senate. We, the members of the conference committee appointed
-was read the first time in full and ordered placed on by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House
the Calendar without reference, to consider and adjust the existing differences between the
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June 29, 1955 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 45

Senate and the House as to the pending Senate Amendment resentatives to each the fourth and fifth most populous coun-
to House Bill 9-X, with the further authority of making ties, three (3) representatives each to the next four most
additional recommendations in an effort to solve the dead- populous counties, two (2) representatives each to the next
lock on the reapportionment issue, have explored and ex- fourteen (14) most populous counties, and one (1) representa-
amined the proposed bill and the pending amendment, to- tive each to the remaining counties of the state at the time
gether with other proposals and suggestions. The committee of such apportionment, in the event of the passage and adop-
has taken into consideration that during the Regular Session, tion of said amendment by the people at the 1956 general
as well as during the previous weeks of the Extraordinary election.
Session that certain changes and modifications in the pre-
sent existing senatorial districts have been made and ac- 3. That the proposed constitutional amendment shall pro-
cepted by the Senate in adopting its amendment to said vide that in the event the voters of Florida adopt the plan
House Bill 9-X, said changes being that the 29th District of apportionment herein provided and also the plan of ap-
as now existing has been abolished and the counties formerly portionment proposed at the regular session of the 1955 legis-
comprising said District have been added to the 16th Dis- lature, then in that event the plan as proposed at the regular
trict; that the 9th District and the 38th District have each session shall supersede the plan provided herein.
been dissolved, resulting in a more equitable distribution of The recommendations herein contained are submitted to
population, and placing the counties of Citrus and Sumter the Legislature severally to be acted upon independently of
in the 38th District, and the counties of Pasco and Hernando each other; however, it is the recommendation of this com-
in the 9th District; that the county of Glades has been added mittee that all proposals be adopted and followed.
to the 33rd District; that the county of Washington has been
added to the 3rd District, creating a district of more than The above recommendations and this report was adopted
40,000; that the 25th District and the 5th District have been by the committee by a vote of 8 to 2.
re-shuffled so as to give Bay County a senatorial district by
itself; that in the dissolving of the 24th District, such district Respectfully submitted,
was transferred to Monroe County, giving it a district by DEWEY M. JOHKNSON
itself; that Wakulla County has been added to the 22nd Dis- CHARLEY E. JOHNS
trict; has created the new 29th District comprised of Charlotte,
Lee, Hendry and Collier counties; and has removed Charlotte J. J. GRIFFIN
County from the 36th District. ELBERT L. STEWART
BASIL C. PEARCE
This committee believes that it has exhausted the feasibili- ER C
ty and possibility, geographically and otherwise, of any further FLETCHER MORGAN
changes in the senatorial re-districting within the present JOHN RAWLS
limitations of 38 senatorial districts, and has explored various FRED O. DICKINSON, JR.
recommendations as to constitutional amendments; and, there-
fore, after several days of conferences and discussion, your Mr. Murray, as Chairman of the conferees on the part of
committee has arrived at and does recommend the following: the House, announced that he and Mr. Maness were the two
members of the conference committee who did not sign the
1. That the House of Representatives be respectfully re- report.
quested to concur in Senate Amendment to House Bill 9-X.
Mr. Cross moved that the report of the Conference Com-
2. That this Extraordinary Session of the Legislature, after mittee be accepted for consideration by the House.
passage of House Bill 9-X as amended by the Senate, shall Pending consideration thereof-
immediately adjourn sine die, and upon adjournment recom-din consideration thereof-
mends that the Governor do call a Special Session of the Mr. Costin moved that consideration of the report of the
Legislature for the purpose of adopting a constitutional amend- Conference Committee on House Bill No. 9-X be set as a
ment increasing the senatorial districts to 40, and the House Special and Continuing Order of business for 11:10 A.M.,
membership to 111, to be voted upon by the people in the Thursday, June 30.
1956 General Election, and that no other matters be con-
sidered at such Special Session except a bill fixing the two The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
new senatorial districts, one to be numbered 39 composed
of the county of Okaloosa and number 40 to be composed Mr. Costin moved that the House do now adjourn until
of the county of Brevard, and the distribution of the addi- 11:00 A.M. tomorrow.
tional House members to be as follows: eight (8) repre- The motion was agreed to.
sentatives to the most populous county, six (6) representa-
tives to the second most populous county, five (5) repre- Thereupon at the hour of 1:53 P.M., the House stood ad-
sentatives to the third most populous county, four (4) rep- journed until 11:00 A.M. tomororw.













JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Thursday, June 30, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 Mr. Okell moved the adoption of the concurrent resolu-
A. M. tion.
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded The motion was agreed to, and House Concurrent Reso-
present: lution No. 12-X was adopted and ordered certified to the
Senate.
Mr. Speaker Cook Lancaster Roberts, E. S.
Alexander Costin Land Roberts, H. W. Mr. Okell moved that the House now recess until 12:00
Allen Cross Livingston Rowell Noon today.
Andrews Dickinson Mahon Saunders
Arrington Dukes Maness Shaffer A roll call was demanded.
Ballinger Duncan Marshburn Sheppard
Bartholomew Gibbons McAlpin Shipp When the vote was taken on the motion to recess, the
Beasley Gleaton Merritt Smith, S. C. result was:
Beck Griffin Moody Smith, S. N., Jr.
Belser Grimes Murray Stewart, C. D. Yeas:
Bishop Hathaway Musselman Stewart, E. L. Mr. Speaker Gibbons Moody Smith, S. C.
Bodiford Herrell Okell Surles Alexander Grimes Murray Smith, S. N., Jr.
Boyd Hopkins Orr Sweeny Arrington Herrell Musselman Surles
Brewer Home Papy Tillett Ballinger Hopkins Okell Sweeny
Bryant Inman Patton Usina Bartholomew Home Orr Tillett
Burton Jernigan Peeples Varn Boyd Inman Petersen Usina
Carmine Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen Weinstein Brewer Jernigan Pittman Williams,G.W.
Chaires Johnson, Tom Pittman Williams,G.W. Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt Williams,J.R.A.
Chappell Jones,D.C.,Jr. Pratt Williams,J.R.A. Burton Johnson, Tom Pruitt Williams,V.A.Jr
Cleveland Jones, E.B. Pruitt Williams,V.A.Jr Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Youngberg
Coleman Jones, O. W. Putnal Youngberg Coleman Mahon Rowell Zelmenovitz
Conner Knight Revelle Zelmenovitz Cook Maness Saunders
Excused: Messrs. Cobb, Westberry and Page. Costin McAlpin Shaffer
A quorum present. Nays:
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver Allen Chappell Jones, E. B. Revelle
Carmichael, Guest Chaplain: Andrews Conner Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W.
Beasley Cross Lancaster Sheppard
Into thy hands, O Lord, we commit ourselves this day. Beck Dukes Livingston Shipp
Give to each one of us a watchful, a humble, and a diligent Belser Duncan Marshburn Stewart, C. D.
spirit, that we may seek in all things to know thy will, Bishop Gleaton Merritt Stewart, E. L.
and when we know it may perform it perfectly and gladly, Bodiford Griffin Patton Varn
to the honor and glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ Carmine Hathaway Peeples Weinstein
our Lord. Amen. Chaires Jones,D.C.,Jr. Putnal
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL Yeas-50.
The Journal for Wednesday, June 29, was ordered corrected, Nays-35.
and as corrected was approved.
The motion was agreed to.
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, Thereupon, at the hour of 11:10 A. M., the House stood
CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS in recess until 12:00 Noon today.
By Mr. Okell of Dade-
H. C. R. NO. 12-X-A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION IN- AFTERNOON SESSION
VITING THE HONORABLE LEROY COLLINS, GOVERNOR
OF FLORIDA, TO ADDRESS A JOINT SESSION OF THE The House reconvened at 12:00 Noon.
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE. THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA- The roll was taken and the following Members were re-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE corded present:
CONCURRING: corded present:
CONCURRING:
Mr. Speaker Carmine Griffin Livingston
Section 1. That the Honorable LeRoy Collins, Governor of Alexander Chaires Grimes Mahon
the state of Florida, is invited to address a joint session Allen Chappell Hathaway Maness
of the Senate and the House of Representatives, now meet- Andrews Cleveland Herrell Marshburn
ing in extraordinary session, at 12:10 p.m. on the 30th day Arrington Cobb Hopkins McAlpin
of June, 1955, in the chamber of the House of Repre- Ballinger Coleman Horne Merritt
sentatives. Bartholomew Conner Inman Moody
-was read the first time in full. Beasley Cook Jernigan Murray
Beck Costin Johnson,C.R.Jr. Musselman
Mr. Okell moved that the rules be waived and House Belser Crews Johnson, Tom Okell
Concurrent Resolution No. 12-X be read a second time in Bishop Cross Jones,D.C.,Jr. Orr
full. Bodiford Dickinson Jones, E. B. Papy
Boyd Dukes Jones, O. W. Patton
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and Brewer Duncan Knight Peeples
House Concurrent Resolution No, 12-X was read a second Bryant Gibbons Lancaster Petersen
time in full. Burton Gleaton Land Pratt

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Pruitt Shaffer Surles Williams,G.W. Patton Roberts, E. S. Smith, S. N., Jr. Webb
Putnal Sheppard Sweeny Williams,J.R.A. Peeples Roberts, H. W. Stewart, C. D. Weinstein
Revelle Shipp Tillett Williams,V.A.Jr Petersen Rowell Stewart, E. L. Williams,G.W.
Roberts, E. S. Smith, S. C. Usina Youngberg Pittman Saunders Surles Williams,J.R.A.
Roberts, H. W. Smith, S. N., Jr. Varn Zelmenovitz Pratt Shaffer Sweeny Williams,V.A.Jr
Rowell Stewart, C. D. Webb Pruitt Sheppard Tillett Youngberg
Saunders Stewart, E. L. Weinstein Putnal Shipp Usina Zelmenovitz
A quorum present. Revelle Smith, S. C. Varn
A quorum of the House of Representatives present.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The roll of the Members of the Senate was called and
The following message from the Senate was received and the following Senators answered to their names:
read:
Tallahassee, Florida, Mr. President
Baker Connor Houghton Phillips
June 30, 1955. Barber Douglas Johns Pope
Honorable Ted David, Beall Edwards Johnson Rawls
Speaker of the House of Representatives. Black Floyd Kickliter Rodgers
Si: Bronson Fraser King Rood
"i" Cabot Gautier (28th) Melvin Stenstrom
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep- Carlton Gautier (13th) Morrow Stratton
resentatives that the Senate has adopted- Carraway Getzen Neblett
Clarke Hodges Pearce
By Mr. Okell of Dade-
By Mr. Okell of DadeA quorum of the Senate present.
H. C. R. NO. 12-X-A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION IN-
VITING THE HONORABLE LEROY COLLINS, GOVERNOR The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver
OF FLORIDA, TO ADDRESS A JOINT SESSION OF THE Carmichael:
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE. Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA- our Father, look with favor upon thy servant, the Gov-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE ernor of our state, and upon those who serve in the halls
CONCURRING: of the Legislature. As we meet these days, seeking oneness
of mind, use us all as an instrument of thy will. Give to
Section 1. That the Honorable LeRoy Collins, Governor of us a spirit of friendliness and sympathy and understanding.
the state of Florida, is invited to address a joint session Give to us purity of heart and strength of mind and body.
of the Senate and the House of Representatives, now meet- May thy spirit be our spirit. In all that we do and say,
ing in extraordinary session, at 12:10 p.m. on the 30th day may it begin, continue, and end in Thee. Through Jesus
of June, 1955, in the chamber of the House of Repre- Christ our Lord. Amen.
sentatives. Senator Pope of the 31st District moved that a com-
Very respectfully, mittee be appointed to notify His Excellency, Governor LeRoy
ROBT. W. DAVIS, Collins, that the joint session of the Senate and House
Secretary of the Senate. of Representatives was assembled and ready to receive his
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 12-X, contained in message.
the above message, was ordered enrolled. The motion was agreed to.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES Thereupon, the President of the Senate appointed Sena-
Your Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling to which was tors Pope and Carlton and Messrs. Zelmenovitz, Musselman
referred- and Hopkins who retired to perform their mission.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 12-X The committee appointed to wait upon the Governor re-
appeared at the bar of the joint session escorting His Ex-
-begs leave to report same has been properly enrolled, cellency, LeRoy Collins, Governor of Florida.
signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of
Representatives, and by the President and Secretary of the The President of the Senate then presented the Governor,
Senate, and presented to the Governor on June 30, 1955. who addressed the joint session as follows:
Very respectfully, Mr. President Davis Mr. Speaker David and members
W. M. Inman, Chairman, of the joint session May I express first my appreciation
Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling. for this opportunity to address you.
I am frank to admit that I have experienced many and
JOINT SESSION mixed emotions as I have sought to put together the thoughts
The hour of 12:05 P. M. having arrived, the Members of that are on my mind and in my heart about this problem of
the Senate appeared at the bar of the House and were legislative reapportionment. I want to be friendly. I want
awarded seats. Thereupon, the Honorable W. Turner Davis, to be understanding. But I am determined to speak frankly
President of the Senate, took the Chair. as my sense of duty requires. For a long time now you have
been laboring over this matter with great cost to the tax-
The roll of the House was taken and the following Members payers and little constructive results to show for your efforts.
were recorded present: You have passed, and I have signed, House Bill 4X which ap-
portions the House of Representatives under the fixed formula
Mr. Speaker Burton Gibbons Knight provided in the Constitution. Thus far you have failed to
Alexander Carmine Gleaton Lancaster apportion the Senate as required. Unlike the House appor-
Allen Chaires Griffin Land tionment, to fix the Senate Districts requires discretion, un-
Andrews Chappell Grimes Livingston selfishness, and political courage. The able President of the
Arrington Cleveland Hathaway Mahon Senate was quoted in a press release over the week-end as
Ballinger Cobb Herrell Maness saying this extraordinary session was "completely useless."
Bartholomew Coleman Hopkins Marshbun In a sense he is right. It has been useless in accomplishments
Beasley Conner Home McAlpin but not in purpose. It has been light in production but none
Beck Cook Inman Merritt the less heavy with responsibility. The uselessness of it can
Belser Costin Jernigan Moody be laid at your own door and is due to your own failure to act
Bishop Crews Johnson,C.R.Jr. Murray as required by the Constitution which each one of us solemnly
Bodiford Dicknson Jones,D.C.,Jr. kon, Tom Mussell swore to support when we took up our official duties.
Boyd Dickinson Jones,D.C.,Jr. Okell
Brewer Dukes Jones, E.B. Orr But I am not here primarily to seek to fix the blame for
Bryant Duncan Jones, O. W. Papy past failures. I am here with humility. I am the Governor of












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this great State. I want to be constructive. I want to help Now a program which achieves these basic results will,
with any ability or leadership at my command to get this of course, not constitute complete reapportionment. There
job done as the people have decreed that it should be done. would remain many fringe counties and districts, both large
and small. But we would raise the population of the three
The 1923 Legislature proposed for approval by the people smallest districts and give relief to the three districts most
the present Section 3 of Article VII of the State Constitution. in need of relief by any reasonable yardstick. And this, as
The people voted yes and since that time it has been the I see it, is the core of our responsibility.
mandatory duty of the Legislature, each ten years, to reap-
portion the House of Representatives under the formula pro- The achievement of these six basic changes should not
vided and to divide the Senate into 38 Senatorial Districts be difficult. The House at various times has agreed upon bills
"as nearly equal in population as practicable", with no more embracing all of them. The Senate has approved bills at
than one Senator for any one county and no separation of one time or another providing for most of them. In fact
any county from the remaining part of the District of which the Senate at one time failed to approve a bill providing for
it is a part. all six by the narrow margin of two votes. The final step
which the Senate has thus far refused to take is to separate
It was anticipated that Florida would grow and that repre- Manatee County from Sarasota and Charlotte Counties, at
sentation in the Legislature would shift in fair relation to the same time rearranging the Districts in the area of the
this growth. It was also recognized that districts could not present 9th and those to the north of them, in order to
be apportioned with exactitude by population, hence the use provide a district to use to accomplish this purpose.
of the term "as nearly equal in population as practicable."
Under any reasonable interpretation of this obligation, how- If the Senate will yield on this single point, I believe this
ever, this Legislature has under the Constitution the clear, whole matter can be settled in short order. And I think
unmistakable duty to arrange these Senatorial Districts in it is reasonable, proper, and right that they should do so.
fair relation to population and not based upon personal, Specifically the Legislature can finish its job adjourn sine
partisan, or sectional factors. It is estimated that now little die and go home this afternoon if
more that 12% of the electors in Florida elect a majority of (1) The House will refuse to concur in the pending Senate
the State Senate. This is not fair representation. It is wrong Amendment to House Bill 9X, and
and must be changed. The change should be made to the
extent possible under the present Constitution. This is your (2) If the Senate will recede from this Amendment and pass
responsibility. It is also mine as the Constitution further House Bill 9X in the form it has already passed the House.
makes clear. In this form it accomplishes the six basic objectives I have
referred to.
The bill now before you (House Bill 9X as amended by I sincerely hope that you will follow this course.
the Senate) fails to accomplish this. For example, it would
leave 5 multiple county districts each having a population There may be other plans by which the six basic objec-
of over 40,000 while it would set up 9 single and multiple tives can be accomplished other than that set forth in House
county districts each having a population of less than 25,000. Bill 9X. But with all of the calculating that has been going
It would on the one hand provide a single Senator for 63,531 on I haven't seen another plan which I believe would be
people living in a two-county district, and at the same time as fair and reasonable, short of the so-called Smith bill.
provide a Senator for 15,671 people living in another two-
county district. I cannot accept this as reapportionment and I am not unmindful of the proposed Constitutional amend-
if the House should concur in the pending Senate Amend- ments which from time to time have been suggested. Actually,
ment to House Bill 9X, I will promptly veto the measure I feel that permanent Constitutional reform should come
and take such steps as are authorized under the Constitution through the studies to be made by the General Constitutional
to keep you in session until an adequate apportionment is Revision Commission authorized during your regular session
provided. This I will regard as my Constitutional duty. But and which is scheduled to convene here tomorrow. This Com-
I so hope this will be unnecessary. mission will be equipped to make a thorough study of this
subject and its recommendations, which will be submitted
If I should have my way I would urge a complete reappor- to the 1957 Regular Session, should be most helpful in our
tionment program strictly following the Constitutional man- common desire for permanent reform. I do not retract in any
date. A bill of this nature was introduced in the House and sense my support of the so-called "package plan" which was
became known as the Smith bill. It did not pass. approved by the Senate earlier in the Session. This was a
very commendable effort on the part of the Senate to effect
Assuming that such an approach is impracticable, however, a compromise, and I was disappointed when the proposal
there is the acceptable course of meeting the most serious was rejected by the House. I continue to feel that this pro-
and urgent needs. This is what I think of as the minimum gram would have been a fine one. I cannot, however, ap-
job which we can do and call our work reapportionment un- prove the recommendations of the Conference Committee sub-
der the Constitution. Here are the basic necessary changes mitted yesterday which embraces a proposed Constitutional
as I see them. First, Nassau County with a population of amendment which is unrealistic and fails to meet the most
only 12,811 should no longer have a district of its own. Sec- pressing needs.
ond, Jefferson County with a population of only 10,413 should
no longer have a district of its own. Third, Citrus and Her- Legislators, we cannot continue on this indecisive and in-
nando Counties with a combined population of only 12,804 conclusive course in this extraordinary session. The State
should no longer comprise a district of their own. These are cannot afford to continue the expense. There are so many
the three smallest Senatorial Districts as now constituted. sound needs for every dollar we spend here so fruitlessly.
Your time and talents are needed badly elsewhere with
Then I believe we should consider the three districts having your families at home in your businesses that you must be
the most apparent need for relief Clearly they are: first, neglecting.
Bay County with a population of 42,689. Surely Bay should be
a district by itself and the three counties now included with You did such a fine over all job in the Regular Session.
it in the 25th District should be provided for otherwise. I have praised you for it and will continue to do so. You
Second, Monroe County because of the great distances be- made it possible for a great State to more forward to a still
tween its center of population and the three other counties greater destiny. The new programs you have authorized re-
comprising the 24th District, as well as because of its sub- quire immediate leadership, direction, and implementation.
stantial population, should constitute a district by itself. I so anxiously want to devote my time to these purposes. We
And third, Manatee and Sarasota Counties now included have a State that is big in its opportunities. We must be big
with Charlotte County in the 36th District, should be divided, to meet its challenges. I urge you I plead with you be
This district with a population of 67,817 is the largest mul- big.
tible County district in the State, except for the 25th Dis-
trict. The people in this day and time demand and deserve a sin-
cere approach in the solution of their public problems. They
I think 'it is clear then that we should adjust the three don't want, and shouldn't have, beating around the political
most under populated districts in such a manner as to give bushes They want us to have open minds fair minds -
relief to the three most over populated districts. In doing minds not surrounded by tight barbed wire fences charged
this, of course, other counties in the six affected areas neces- with the evil current of sectionalism minds not dulled to
sarily are involved in varying degrees, the perception of duty by personal affection or attachments.












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and examined the proposed bill and the pending amendment,
Let's settle this issue of reapportionment on the basis of together with other proposals and suggestions. The com-
what's right and not try to seek a solution on the basis mittee has taken into consideration that during the Regular
of who's right. Let's settle it now and get on with our other Session, as well as during the previous weeks of the Extra-
work. ordinary Session that certain changes and modifications in
the present existing senatorial districts have been made and
You and I are trustees for the people not for just one accepted by the Senate in adopting its amendment to said
county or for one district. We are trustees for all the peo- House Bill 9-X, said changes being that the 29th District
ple of Florida. Remember how we said in our campaigns as now existing has been abolished and the counties for-
that "a public office is a public trust" and how we professed merely comprising said District have been added to the
belief in "equal justice to all and special privileges to none". 16th District; that the 9th District and the 38th District
I can clearly recall also the dedication you and I made to have each been dissolved, resulting in a more equitable
support and build here in Florida a "Government of laws and distribution of population, and placing the counties of Citrus
not of men". Those were wonderful principles to talk about and Sumter in the 38th District, and the counties of Pasco
principles we want to see live on and on. Well, whether they and Hernando in the 9th District; that the county of Glades
live or not doesn't depend nearly so much on what we said has been added to the 33rd District; that the county of
back there as on what we do up here. Washington has been added to the 3rd District, creating a
district of more than 40,000; that the 25th District and
The committee consisting of Senators Pope and Carlton the 5th District have been re-shuffled so as to give Bay
and Messrs. Zelmenovitz, Musselman and Hopkins escorted County a senatorial district by itself; that in the dissolving
Governor Collins from the rostrum. of the 24th District, such district was transferred to Mon-
Senator Melvin of the 1st District moved that the joint roe County, giving it a district by itself; that Wakulla County
session be now dissolved and the Senate resume its session has been added to the 22nd District; has created the new
in the Senate Chamber. 29th District comprised of Charlotte, Lee, Hendry and Collier
counties; and has removed Charlotte County from the 36th
The motion was agreed to and the Senate retired to the District.
Senate Chamber. This committee believes that it has exhausted the feasi-
bility and possibility, geographically and otherwise, of any
further changes in the senatorial re-districting within the
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:30 present limitations of 38 senatorial districts, and has ex-
P. M. plored various recommendations as to constitutional amend-
ments; and, therefore, after several days of conferences and
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded discussion, your committee has arrived at and does recommend
present: the following:
Mr. Speaker Cook Land Rowell 1. That the House of Representatives be respectfully re-
Alexander Costin Livingston Saunders quested to concur in Senate Amendment to House Bill 9-X.
Allen Crews Mahon Shaffer
Andrews Cross Maness Sheppard 2. That this Extraordinary Session of the Legislature,
Arrington Dickinson Marshburn Shipp after passage of House Bill 9-X as amended by the Senate,
Ballinger Dukes McAlpin Smith, S. C. shall immediately adjourn sine die, and upon adjournment
Bartholomew Duncan Merritt Smith, S. N., Jr. recommends that the Governor do call a Special Session of
Beasley Gibbons Moody Stewart, C. D. the Legislature for the purpose of adopting a constitutional
Beck Gleaton Murray Stewart, E.L. amendment increasing the senatorial districts to 40, and
Belser Griffin Musselman Surles the House membership to 111, to be voted upon by the
Bishop Grimes Okell Sweeny people in the 1956 General Election, and that no other
Bodiford Hathaway Orr Tillett matters be considered at such Special Session except a
Boyd Herrell Papy Usina bill fixing the two new senatorial districts, one to be num-
Brewer Hopkins Patton Varn bered 39 composed of the county of Okaloosa and number
Bryant Home Peeples Webb 40 to be composed of the county of Brevard, and the dis-
Burton Inman Petersen Weinstein tribution of the additional House. members to be as follows:
Carmine Jernigan Pittman Williams,G.W. eight (8) representatives to the most populous county, six
Chaires Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt Williams,J.R.A. (6) representatives to the second most populous county, five
Chappell Johnson, Tom Pruitt Williams,V.A.Jr (5) representatives to the third most populous county, four
Cleveland Jones,D.C.,Jr. Putnal Youngberg (4) representatives to each the fourth and fifth most popu-
Cobb Jones, E. B. Revelle Zelmenovitz lous counties, three (3) representatives each to the next
Coleman Jones, O. W. Roberts, E. S. four most populous counties, two (2) representatives each
Conner Knight Roberts, H. W. to the next fourteen (14) most populous counties, and one
(1) representative each to the remaining counties of the
A quorum present. state at the time of such apportionment, in the event of
the passage and adoption of said amendment by the people
Mr. Cross called a point of order that consideration of at the 1956 general election.
the Conference Committee Report on House Bill No. 9-X
was set as a Special and Continuing Order of business for 3. That the proposed constitutional amendment shall pro-
today on motion by Mr. Costin agreed to yesterday. vide that in the event the voters of Florida adopt the plan
of apportionment herein provided and also the plan of ap-
The Speaker ruled the point well taken, and portionment proposed at the regular session of the 1955
legislature, then in that event the plan as proposed at the
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON regular session shall supersede the plan provided herein.
HOUSE BILL NO. 9-X The recommendations herein contained are submitted to
June 29, 1955. the Legislature severally to be acted upon independently of
Honorable W. Turner Davis, each other; however, it is the recommendation of this com-
President of the Senate. mittee that all proposals be adopted and followed.
Honorable Ted David, The above recommendations and this report was adopted
Speaker of the House of Representatives, by the committee by a vote of 8 to 2.
The Capitol Respectfully submitted,
.: DEWEY M. JOHNSON
: CHARLEY E. JOHNS
We, the members of the conference committee appointed J. J. GRIFFIN
by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the ELBERT L. STEWART
House to consider and adjust the existing differences be- BASIL C. PEARCE
tween the Senate and the House as to the pending Senate
Amendment to House Bill 9-X, with the further authority FLETCHER MORGAN
of making additional recommendations in an effort to solve JOHN RAWLS
the deadlock on the reapportionment issue, have explored FRED O. DICKINSON, JR.












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-was taken up. Thirty-third District-Okeechobee county, Osceola county
and Glades county.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Cross that Thirty-fourth District-Hillsborough county.
the Conference Committee Report on House Bill No. 9-X be
accepted for consideration by the House. Thirty-fifth District-Palm Beach county.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered. Thirty-sixth District-Manatee county and Sarasota county.
Mr. Stewart of Hendry moved that the House do concur Thirty-seventh District Seminole county and Brevard
in the Senate Amendment to House Bill No. 9-X, which county.
Senate amendment reads as follows:
Thirty-eighth District-Citrus county and Sumter county.
In Section 1, (typewritten bill) strike out: all of Sub-
section 2 and insert in lieu thereof the following: (3) Those senators holding over in office shall, during
that part of their respective terms of office succeeding the
(2) There shall be thirty-eight (38) senatorial districts sixth day of November, A.D., 1956, each be deemed and
in the state of Florida which shall be each represented held to be the senator representing the senatorial district
in the senate of the state of Florida by one senator, and embracing the county in which he resides; provided, he
be designated by numbers, and the said thirty-eight dis- shall not have removed his place of residence in the mean-
tricts shall be composed each of the counties mentioned and time from said senatorial district.
named after the respective numbered districts as follows:
(4) This section shall take effect on the sixth day of
First District-Santa Rosa county and Okaloosa county. November, A.D., 1956, the same being the date of the next
general election to be held in the state of Florida, at which
Second District-Escambia county. election senators to represent the odd-numbered districts as
herein described shall be elected.
Third District-Walton county, Holmes county and Wash- herein described shall be elected.
ington county. Pending consideration thereof-
Fourth District-Jackson county. Mr. Surles offered a substitute motion that the House
refuse to concur in the Senate Amendment to House Bill
Fifth District-Liberty county, Franklin county, Gulf county No. 9-X and respectfully request the Senate to recede
and Calhoun county. therefrom.
Sixth District-Gadsden county. Pending consideration thereof-
Seventh District-Polk county. Mr. Beasley called a point of order that the Conference
Eighth District-Leon county. Committee Report on House Bill No. 9-X was under con-
sideration and not House Bill No. 9-X with the Senate
Ninth District-Pasco county and Hernando county. Amendment; therefore, the substitute motion was out of
Tenth District-Madison county and Taylor county. order.
Eleventh District-Pinellas county. The Speaker ruled the point not well taken, and that
the substitute motion was properly before the House, as
Twelfth District-St. Lucie county, Indian River county and House Bill No. 9-X and the Senate Amendment were in
Martin county. possession of the House.
Thirteenth District-Dade county. The question recurred on the substitute motion by Mr.
Surles that the House refuse to concur in the Senate Amend-
Fourteenth District-Columbia county. ment to House Bill No. 9-X and respectfully request the
Fifteenth District-Union county and Bradford county. Senate to recede therefrom.
Sixteenth District-Nassau county, Baker county and Clay A roll call was demanded.
county. When the vote was taken on the substitute motion, the
Seventeenth District-Suwannee county, Hamilton county result was:
and Lafayette county. Yeas:
Eighteenth District-Duval county. Mr. Speaker Costin McAlpin Shaffer
Alexander Gibbons Moody Smith, S. C.
Nineteenth District-Orange county. Arrington Grimes Murray Smith, S. N., Jr.
Ballinger Herrell Musselman Surles
Twentieth District-Marion county. Bartholomew Hopkins Okell Tillett
Twenty-first District-Levy county, Dixie county and Gil- Boyd Horne Orr Usina
christ county. Brewer Johnson,C.R.Jr. Patton Williams,G.W.
Bryant Johnson, Tom Petersen Williams,V.A.Jr.
Twenty-second District Jefferson county and Wakulla Cleveland Knight Pratt Youngberg
county. Cobb Land Roberts, E. S. Zelmenovitz
Coleman Mahon Rowell
Twenty-third District-Lake county. Cook Maness Saunders
Twenty-fourth District-Monroe county. Nays:
Twenty-fifth District-Bay county. Allen Crews Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W.
Andrews Cross King Sheppard
Twenty-sixth District-Putnam county. Beasley Dickinson Lancaster Shipp
Twenty-seventh District-Hardee county, Highlands county Beck Dukes Livingston Stewart, C. D.
and DeSoto county Belser Duncan Marshburn Stewart, E. L.
Bishop Gleaton Merritt Varn
Twenty-eighth District-Volusia county. Bodiford Griffin Papy Webb
Burton Hathaway Peeples Weinstein
Twenty-ninth District Charlotte county, Lee county, Carmine Inman Pittman Williams,J.R.A.
Hendry county and Collier county. Chaires Jernigan Pruitt
Chappell Jones,D.C.,Jr. Putnal
Thirtieth District-Broward county. Conner Jones, E. B. Revelle
Thirty-first District-St. Johns county and Flagler county. Yeas-46.
Thirty-second District-Alachua county. Nays-45.













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The motion was agreed to and the House refused to Grimes Land Petersen Stewart, C. D.
concur in the Senate amendment to House Bill No. 9-X. Hathaway Livingston Pittman Stewart, E. L.
Mr. Bryant moved that the House now reconsider the Herrell Mahon Pratt Surles
Hopkins Maness Pruitt Sweeny
vote by which the House refused to concur in the Senate Home Marshburn Putnal Tillett
amendment to House Bill No. 9-X. Inman McAlpin Revelle Usina
Pending consideration thereof- Jernigan Merritt Roberts, E. S. Varn
Mr. Surles moved that the motion to reconsider be laid Johnson,R.Jr. Moody Robes, H.W. Western
on the table. Jones,D.C.,Jr. Musselman Saunders Williams,G.W.
A roll call was demanded. Jones, E. B. Okell Shaffer Williams,J.R.A.
When the vote was taken on the motion to lay on the Jones, O.W. Orr Sheppard Williams,V.A.Jr
King Papy Shipp Youngberg
table, the result was: Knight Patton Smith, S. C. Zelmenovitz
Yeas: Lancaster Peeples Smith, S. N., Jr.
Mr. Speaker Cook Maness Shaffer Yeas-6.
Alexander Costin McAlpin Smith, S. C.
Allen Gibbons Moody Smith, S. N., Jr. Nays-83.
Arrington Grimes Murray Surles
Ballinger Herrell Musselman Sweeny The motion was not agreed to, and the remainder of the
Bartholomew Hopkins Okell Tillett Conference Committee Report on House Bill No. 9-X was
Boyd Hore Orr Usina not adopted, and the action of the House, together with
Brewer Johnson,C.R.Jr. Patton Williams,G.W. House Bill No. 9-X was ordered certified to the Senate.
Bryant Johnson, Tom Petersen Youngberg
Burton Knight Pratt Zelmenovitz The conferees on the part of the House were thereupon
Cleveland Livingston Roberts, E. S. discharged.
Cobb Land Rowell
Coleman Mahon Saunders Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn until
Nays: 2:00 P. M. tomorrow.
Nays:
Andrews Cross Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W. A roll call was demanded.
Beasley Dickinson King Sheppard When the vote was taken on the motion to adjourn, the
Beck Dukes Lancaster Shipp result was:
Belser Duncan Marshburn Stewart, C. D.
Bishop Gleaton Merritt Stewart, E. L. Yeas:
Bodiford Griffin Papy Varn
Carmine Hathaway Peeples Webb Mr. Speaker Dukes Maness Shaffer
Chaires Inman Pittman Weinstein Arrington Gibbons Marshburn Sheppard
Chappell Jernigan Pruitt Williams,J.R.A. Ballinger Griffin McAlpin Shipp
Conner Jones,D.C.,Jr. Putnal Williams,V.A.Jr Bartholomew Grimes Moody Smith, S. C.
Crews Jones, E. B. Revelle Boyd Hathaway Murray Smith, S. N., Jr.
Brewer Herrell Musselman Stewart, C. D.
Yeas-49. Bryant Hopkins Okell Surles
Nays-43. Burton Hore Orr Sweeny
Carmine Inman Papy Tillett
The motion was agreed to and the motion to reconsider Cleveland Jernigan Patton Usina
the vote by which the House refused to concur in the Senate Cobb Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples Varn
amendment to House Bill No. 9-X was laid on the table. Coleman Johnson, Tom Petersen Weinstein
Conner Jones,D.C.,Jr. Pratt Williams,J.R.A.
Mr. Bryant moved that the remainder of the Conference Cook Land Pruitt Williams,V.A.Jr
Committee Report on House Bill No. 9-X be adopted. Costin Livingston Putnal Youngberg
A roll call was demanded. Dickinson Mahon Rowell Zelmenovits
A roll call was demanded.
Nays:
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Bryant,
the result was: Alexander Chaires Jones, E. B. Revelle
Allen Chappell King Roberts, E. S.
Yeas: Andrews Crews Lancaster Roberts, H. W.
Bishop Cleveland Dickinson Bishop Duncan Merritt Saunders
Brewer Crews Griffin Bodiford Gleaton Pittman
Nays: Yeas-64.
Mr. Speaker Bartholomew Chaires Costin Nays-19.
Alexander Beasley Chappell Cross
Allen Belser Cobb Dukes The motion was agreed to.
Andrews Bodiford Coleman Duncan
Arrington Boyd Conner Gibbons Thereupon, at the hour of 1:24 P. M., the House stood
Ballinger Bryant Cook Gleaton adjourned until 2:00 P. M. tomorrow.














JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Friday, July 1, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:00 The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver
P. M. Carmichael, Guest Chaplain:
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded Gracious Father, whose mercy is higher than the heavens
present: and wider than our wanderings, forgive our folly and ex-
cess, our coldness to human sorrows, our envy of those who
Mr. Speaker Cook King Rowell prosper, our neglect of thy guiding laws, our passion for
Alexander Costin Knight Saunders the things of the moment which perish in the grasping.
Allen Crews Land Shaffer Make us ready for the great adventure of living. Give us
Arrington Dickinson Livingston Sheppard courage to face the dangers and uncertainties ahead of us
Ballinger Dukes Mahon Shipp and the wisdom to overcome them that we may not be
Bartholomew Duncan Merritt mith, S. C. the slaves of circumstance but their masters. Through Jesus
Beasley Gibbons Moody Smith, S. N.,Jr. Christ our Lord. Amen.
Beck Gleaton Murray Stewart, C. D.
Belser Grimes Musselman Surles CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
Bodiford Hathaway Okell Sweeny
Boyd Herrell Orr Tillett The Journal for Thursday, June 30, was ordered corrected,
Brewer Hopkins Patton Usina and as corrected, was approved.
Bryant Home Petersen Varn The Speaker appointed the following Members as an in-
Burton Inman Pittman Webb formal steering committee of the House for the purpose of
Carmine Jernigan Pratt Williams,J.R.A. disseminating information and ideas on the problem of re-
Chaires Johnson,C.R.JrPruitt Williams,V.A.Jr. apportionment to the other Members of the House: Mr.
Chappell Johnson, Tom Putnal Youngberg Bryant of Marion, Chairman; Messrs. Livingston of High-
Cleveland Jones, D. C.,Jr. Revelle Zelmenovitz lands, Brewer of Brevard, Land of Orange, Pratt of Manatee,
Coleman Jones, E. B. Roberts, E. S. Roberts of Palm Beach and Hopkins of Escambia.
Conner Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W. The Speaker introduced Dr. Russell A. Rascoe, Dean of
Excused: Messrs. Andrews, Weinstein, Williams of Hardee, the University of Miami Law School.
Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn until
Westberry, Maness, Bishop, Papy, Cobb, Page, McAlpin, Cross, 1:00 P. M., Wednesday, July 6.
Stewart of Hendry, Lancaster, Griffin and Marshburn. The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 2:22 P. M., the House stood
A quorum present. adjourned until 1:00 P. M., Wednesday, July 6.

































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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Wednesday,July 6, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 1:00 P. M. gentleness, the true wisdom that shows itself by simplicity,
and the true power that shows itself by humility; through
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
present: CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
Mr. Speaker Conner King Revelle
Alexander Costin Knight Roberts, E. S. The Journal for Friday, July 1, was ordered corrected, and
Allen Crews Lancaster Rowell as corrected was approved.
Andrews Dukes Land Shaffer
Arrington Duncan Livingston Shipp COMMUNICATION
Ballinger Gibbons Mahon Smith, S. C. The following communication was received and read:
Bartholomew Gleaton Maness Smith, S. N., Jr.
Beasley Griffin Marshburn Stewart, C. D. STATE OF FLORIDA
Beck Grimes McAlpin Stewart, E. L. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Belser Hathaway Merritt Surles Tallahassee
Bishop Herrell Moody Sweeny
Bodiford Hopkins Murray Tillett July 5, 1955
Boyd Horne Musselman Turlington
Brewer Inman Patton Varn Honorable Thomas E. David
Bryant Jernigan Peeples Webb Speaker, House of Representatives
Burton Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen Williams,G.W. State Capitol
Carmine Johnson, Tom Pittman Williams,J.R.A. Tallahassee, Florida
Chaires Jones,D.C.,Jr. Pratt Youngberg
Chappell Jones, E. B. Pruitt Zelmenovitz Sir:
Coleman Jones, O. W. Putnal I have the honor to inform you that today I have filed in
Excused: Messrs. Usina, Weinstein, Cross, Williams of Semi- the Office of the Secretary of State the following Act, which
nole, Dickinson, Cobb, Cleveland, Sheppard, Westberry, Papy, originated in your Honorable Body, Extraordinary Session,
Or, Roberts of Suwannee and Page. 1955, same having remained in my office for the full Consti-
Orr, tutional period of five days, and will become law without
A quorum present. my approval:
H. C. R. No. 12X RELATING TO LEGISLATURE
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver
Carmichael, Guest Chaplain: Respectfully,
LeROY COLLINS,
O heavenly Father, in whom we live and move and have Governor
our being; We humbly pray thee so to guide and govern us
by thy Holy Spirit that, in all the cares and occupations of Mr. Mahon moved that the House do now adjourn until
our daily life, we may never forget thee, but remember that 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
we are ever walking in thy sight. The motion was agreed to.
Take from us all pride and vanity, all boasting and for- Thereupon, at the hour of 1:12 P. M., the House stood ad-
wardness, and give us the true courage that shows itself by journed until 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.


























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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Thursday, July 7, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
A. M. House Bill No. 10-X was read a second time by title.
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded Messrs. Gibbons of Hillsborough, Murray of Polk, and
present: Musselman of Broward offered the following amendment to
Mr. Speaker Cross Livingston Saunders House Bill No. 10-X:
Allen Dukes Mahon Shaffer In Section 1, Sub-section 2 strike out:
Andrews Duncan Maness Sheppard all of sub-section (2)
Ballinger Gibbons Marshburn Shipp
Bartholomew Gleaton McAlpin Smith, S. C. and insert the following in liu thereof:
Beasley Griffin Merritt Smith, S.N.Jr. (2) There shall be thirty-eight (38) senatorial districts
Belsr HathawaGrimes Murroody Stewart, C. in the State of Florida which shall be each represented in
Belshop Hathaerrelway Mussean Stewart, E.L. the Senate of the State of Florida by one (1) senator, and
Bodishford H kinserrell Musselman Sweeny be designated by numbers, and the said thirty-eight (38)
Bodiford Hoprne Okell Sweeny districts shall be composed each of the counties mentioned
Boyd HoIme Orr Tillett and named after the respectively numbered districts as
Brewer Inman Patton Turlington follows, to-wit:
Burton Jernigan Peeples Usina
Carmine Johnson,C.R.JrPetersen Varn First District-Santa Rosa County and Okaloosa County
Chaires Johnson, Tom Pittman Webb
Chappell Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pratt Williams, G. W. Second District-Escambia County
Cleveland Jones, E.. Pruitt Williams,J.R.A. Third District-Walton County, Holmes County and Wash-
Coleman Jones, 0. W. Putnal Williams,V.A.Jr. ington County
Conner King Revelle Youngberg
Cook Knight Roberts, E. S. Zelmenovitz Fourth District-Jackson County
Costin Lancaster Roberts, H. W.
Crews Land Rowell Fifth District-Franklin County, Gulf County and Calhoun
County
Excused: Messrs. Dickinson, Cobb, Bryant, Westberry, Papy,
Weinstein, Arrington and Page. Sixth District-Gadsden County
A quorum present. Seventh District-Polk County
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver Eighth District-Leon County
Carmichael, Guest Chaplain:
Carmichael, Guest Chaplain: Ninth District-Pasco County and Hernando County
Grant, O Lord, that this day which thou hast given us
in mercy may be returned unto thee in service. As thou Tenth District-Madison County and Taylor County
hast guarded us during the helpless hours of sleep, so do
thou guide us during the appointed hours of labor; that Eleventh District-Pinellas County
all our tasks may be gladly and faithfully performed, as
in th sight; that our burdens may not be too heavy for Twelfth District-St. Lucie County, Indian River County and
us, because thine aid and comfort are with us continually; Martin County
and that in nothing we may displease thee, or injure one
another. But if in anything we fail or come short, through Thirteenth District-Dade County
ignorance or weakness, O God, let thy fatherly wisdom
i norsaneorweaknessin0 Godlet thyfathy a wisdom Fourteenth District-Columbia County, Gilchrist County and
correct us, and thine infinite mercy forgive us, and thy Fourteenth District-Columbia County, Gilchrist County and
divine love amend our fault; through Jesus Christ our Dixie County
Saviour. Amen. Fifteenth District-Union County and Bradford County
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL Sixteenth District-Nassau County, Baker County and Clay
The Journal for Wednesday, July 6, was ordered corrected County
and as corrected was approved. Seventeenth District-Suwannee County, Hamilton County
CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT and Lafayette
RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
Eighteenth District-Duval County
Without objection, consideration of House Concurrent Reso-
lution No. 11-X and Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12-X Nineteenth District-Orange County
was temporarily deferred. Twentieth District-Marion County
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE GENERAL BILLS Twenty-first District-Sarasota County
FOR SECOND READING Twenty-first District-Sarasota County
FOR SECOND READING
Twenty-second District-Jefferson County, Wakulla County
H. B. No. 10-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion Tc c ounty akulla County
the representation of the State of Florida in the Senate; and Liberty County
amending Section 10.01, Florida Statutes; providing an effect- Twenty-third District-Lake County
ive date November 6, 1956. Twenty-third District-Lake County
ive date November 6, 1956.
-was taken up. Twenty-fourth District-Monroe County
Mr. Knight moved that the rules be waived and House Twenty-fifth District-Bay County
Bill No. 10-X be read a second time by title. Twenty-sixth District-Putnam County

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Twenty-seventh District-Hardee County, Highlands County Pending consideration thereof-
and DeSoto County
Mr. Hathaway moved that the motion to reconsider be
Twenty-eighth District-Volusia County laid on the table.
Twenty-ninth District-Charlotte County, Lee County, Hen- The motion was agreed to, and the motion to reconsider
dry County and Collier County was laid on the table.
Thirtieth District-Broward County Mr. Alexander asked to be recorded present.
Thirty-first District-St. Johns County and Flagler County Mr. Knight moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 10-X be read a third time in full and placed
Thirty-second District-Alachua County upon its passage.
Thirty-third District-Okeechobee County, Osceola County A roll call was demanded.
and Glades County
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Knight,
Thirty-fourth District-Hillsborough County the result was:
Thirty-fifth District-Palm Beach County Yeas:
Thirty-sixth District-Manatee County Alexander Crews King Roberts, H. W.
Thirty-seventh District Seminole County and Brevard Allen Cross Knight Saunders
County Andrews Dukes Lancaster Sheppard
Beck Duncan Livingston Shipp
Thirty-eighth District Levy County, Citrus County and Belser Gleaton Marshburn Stewart, C. D.
Sumter County Bishop Griffin McAlpin Stewart, E. L.
Mr. Gibbons moved the adoption of the amendment. Bodiford Hathaway Merritt Turlington
Chaires Inman Patton Varn
Pending consideration thereof- Chappell Jernigan Peeples Webb
Mr. Bishop moved that the amendment be laid on the Conner Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman Zelmenovitz
table. Cook Jones, E. B. Pruitt
A roll call was demanded. Costin Jones, O. W. Putnal
When the vote was taken on the motion to lay on the Nays:
table, the result was:
Yeas: Mr. Speaker Grimes Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Ballinger Herrell Musselman Surles
Andrews Gleaton Marshburn Shipp Bartholomew Hopkins Okell Tillett
Beck Griffin McAlpin Stewart, C. D. Boyd Horne Orr Usina
Belser Hathaway Merritt Stewart, E. L. Brewer Johnson,C.R.Jr Petersen Williams, G. W.
Bishop Inman Patton Turlington Burton Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams,J.R.A.
Bodiford Jernigan Peeples Varn Carmine Land Roberts, E. S. Williams,V.A.Jr.
Chaires Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman Webb Cleveland Mahon Rowell Youngberg
Chappell Jones, E. B. Pruitt Zelmenovitz Coleman Maness Shaffer
Conner Jones, O. W. Putnal Gibbons Moody Smith, S. C.
Crews King Revelle
Cross Knight Roberts, H. W. Yeas-47.
Dukes Lancaster Saunders N s-
Duncan Livingston Sheppard Nays-38.
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
Nays: House Bill No. 10-X was not read a third time in full.
Mr. Speaker Costin Moody Smith, S. N.,Jr. Under Rule 51, House Bill No. 10-X was referred to the
Allen Gibbons Murray Surles Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling.
Ballinger Grimes Musselman Tillett
Bartholomew Herrell Okell Usina PAIR VOTES
Boyd Hopkins Orr Williams, G. W.
Brewer Home Petersen Williams,J.R.A. I am paired with Mr. Bryant of Marion. If he were
Burton Johnson,C.R.JrPratt Williams,V.A.Jr. here, he would have voted "Nay" and I would have voted
Carmine Johnson, Tom Roberts, E.S. Youngberg "Yea."
Cleveland Land Rowell
Coleman Mahon Shaffer THOS. D. BEASLEY,
Cook Maness Smith. S. C. Representative from Walton County
Yeas-43.
I am paired with Mr. Page of Nassau. If he were here,
Nays-41. he would have voted "Yea" and I would have voted "Nay".
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was laid
on the table. JAMES H. SWEENY
PAIR VOTES Representative from Volusia County
I am paired with Mr. Bryant of Marion. If he were ANNOUNCEMENTS
here, he would have voted "Nay" and I would have voted
"Yea." The Speaker announced that, under Rule 7, he has ap-
THOS. D. BEASLEY, pointed Mr. Murray of Polk as temporary presiding officer for
Representative from Walton County tomorrow Friday, July 8
I am paired with Mr. Page of Nassau. If he were here, Mr. Crews moved that the House do now adjourn until
he would have voted "Yea" and I would have voted "Nay". 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
JAMES H. SWEENY The motion was agreed to.
Representative from Volusia County The motion was ree to.
Mr. Bishop moved that the House now reconsider the vote Thereupon, at the hour of 11:47 A. M., the House stood
by which the amendment was laid on the table. adjourned until 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.













JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Friday, July 8, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M. 24, also counting from the bottom of the page, so as to show
him as voting "Nay" instead of "Yea".
The roll was taken and the following Members were re-
corded present: The Journal for Thursday, July 7, as corrected was ap-
proved.
Mr. Speaker Costin Knight Sheppard CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT
Alexander Crews Land Shipp RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
Andrews Cross Livingston Smith, S. C.
Arrington Dickinson Mahon Smith, S.N.,Jr. Without objection, consideration of House Concurrent Res-
Ballinger Dukes Marshburn Stewart, C. D. solution No. 11-X was temporarily deferred.
Bartholomew Duncan McAlpin Stewart, E. L.
Beasley Gibbons Merritt Surles Mr. Okell moved that consideration of Senate Concurrent
Beck Gleaton Murray Sweeny Resolution No. 12-X be indefinitely postponed.
Belser Griffin Musselman Tillett
Bishop Grimes Okell Turlington The motion was agreed to and the action of the House,
Bodiford Hathaway Orr Usina together with Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12-X, was
Boyd Herrell Patton Varn ordered certified to the Senate.
Bryant Hopkins Petersen Webb
Burton Home Pittman Weinstein CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE GENERAL BILLS
Carmine Inman Pratt Westberry FOR THIRD READING
Chaires Jernigan Pruitt Williams, G. W.
Chappell Johnson,C.R.JrPutnal Williams,J.R.A. H. B. No. 10-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion
Cleveland- Johnson, Tom Revelle Youngberg the representation of the State of Florida in the Senate;
Cobb Jones, D. C.,Jr. Roberts, H. W. Zelmenovitz amending Section 10.01 Florida Statutes; providing an effect-
Coleman Jones, E. W. SRowel ive date November 6, 1956.
Conner Jones, O. W. Saunders
Cook King Shaffer
-was taken up, having been read a second time on July 7.
Excused: Messrs. Maness, Page, Papy, Brewer, Allen, Rob-
erts of Palm Beach, Moody, Peeples, Lancaster and Williams Mr. Knight moved that House Bill No. 10-X be read a third
of Seminole. time in full and placed upon its passage.
A quorum present. The motion was agreed to and House Bill No. 10-X was
read a third time in full.
The following prayer was offered by The Reverend Frank
W. Pisani, Guest Chaplain: Pending roll call-
Our father, who hast set a restlessness in our hearts and The Speaker ordered a roll call to determine the presence
made us all seekers after that which we can never truly find; of a quorum.
forbid us to be satisfied with what we make of life. Draw
us from base content, and set our eyes on far-off goals. Keep When the roll was taken to determine the presence of a
us at tasks too hard for us, that we may be driven to thee quorum, the result was:
for strength. Deliver us from fretfulness and self-pity; make
us sure of the goal we cannot see, and of the hidden good in Mr. Speaker Cook Jones, O. W. Saunders
the world. Open our eyes to simple beauty all around us, and Alexander Costin King Shaffer
our hearts to the loveliness men hide from us because we do Andrews Crews Knight Sheppard
not try enough to understand them. Save us from ourselves, Arrington Cross Land Shipp
and show us a vision of a world made new. May thy spirit Ballinger Dickinson Livingston Smith, S. C.
of peace and illumination so enlighten our minds that all Bartholomew Dukes Mahon Smith, S. N.,Jr.
life shall glow with new meaning and purpose; through Jesus Beasley Duncan Marshburn Stewart, C. D.
Christ our Lord. Amen. Beck Gibbons McAlpin Stewart, E. L.
Belser Gleaton Merritt Surles
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL Bishop Griffin Murray Sweeny
Bodiford Grimes Musselman Tillett
The Journal for Wednesday, July 6, was ordered further Boyd Hathaway Okell Turlington
corrected as follows: Bryant Herrell Orr Usina
Burton Hopkins Patton Varn
On page 1, column 1, line 13, counting from the bottom of Carmine Horne Petersen Webb
the page, after the name "Usina" insert the name "Weinstein". Chaires Inman Pittman Weinstein
Chappell Jernigan Pratt Westberry
The Journal for Wednesday, July 6, as further corrected Cleveland Johnson,C.R.JrPutnal Williams, G. W.
was approved. Cobb Johnson, Tom Revelle Williams,J.R.A.
S, Coleman Jones, D. C.,Jr. Roberts, H. W. Youngberg
The Journal for Thursday, July 7, was ordered corrected Conner Jones, E. B. Rowell Zelmenovitz
as follows:
On page 1, column 1, line 28, counting from the top of the A quorum of 84 Members present.
page, insert the name "Weinstein" before the name "Arring- The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No.
ton10-X.
On page 2, column 1, line 37, counting from the bottom of
the page, strike out the words "Mr. Speaker", and insert the When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
words "Mr. Speaker" just above the name "Allen" on line result was:

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Yeas: Mr. Beasley moved that the House now reconsider the vote
by which House Bill No. 10-X passed.
Alexander Crews Jones, E. B. Roberts, H. W. by which House Bill No. 10-X passed.
Andrews Cross King Sheppard Pending consideration thereof-
Beasley Dukes Knight Stewart, C. D.
Belser Duncan Livingston Stewart, E. L. Mr. Cross moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on
Bodiford Gleaton Marshburn Turlington the table.
Chaires Griffin McAlpin Varn The motion was agreed to, and the motion to reconsider
Chappell Hathaway Merritt Webb was laid on the table.
Conner Inman Patton Weinstein
Cook Jernigan Putnal Zelmenovitz Mr. Cross moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
Costin Jones, D. C.,Jr. Revelle No. 10-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Nays: The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Mr. Speaker Dickinson Musselman Surles Bill No. 10-X was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
Mr. Speaker Dickinson Musselman Surles
Arrington Gibbons Okell Tillett Mr. Bryant moved that the House do now recess until 2:00
Ballinger Grimes Orr Usina P. M. today.
Bartholomew Herrell Petersen Westberry
Boyd Hopkins Pratt Williams, G. W. The motion was agreed to.
Bryant Horne Rowell Williams,J.R.A. Thereupon, at the hour of 1:03 P. M., the House stood in
Burton Johnson,C.R.Jr Saunders Youngberg recess until 2:00 P 1:03 M the House stood intoday.
Carmine Johnson, Tom Shaffer
Cleveland Land Smith, S. C.
Cobb Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr AFTERNOON SESSION
Yeas-39 The House reconvened at 2:00 P. M.
Nays-37 THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
So the bill passed, title as stated. The roll was taken and the following Members were re-
corded present:
PAIR VOTES Mr. Speaker Cook King Saunders
I am paired with Mr. Brewer of Brevard. If he were here, Alexander Costin Knight Shaffer
he would have voted "Nay" and I would have voted "Yea". Andrews Crews Land Sheppard
Arrington Cross Livingston Shipp
James N. Beck, Ballinger Dickinson Mahon Smith, S. C.
Representative from Putnam County Bartholomew Dukes Marshburn Smith, S. N.,Jr.
I am paired with Mr. Page of Nassau. If he were here, Beasley Gibbon McAlpin Stewart, C. D.
he would have voted "Yea" and I would have voted "Nay". Beck Gleaton Merritt Stert,E.L.
Belser Griffin Murray Surles
James H. Sweeny, Bishop Grimes Musselman Sweeny
Representative from Volusia County Bodiford Hathaway Okell Tillett
Boyd Herrell Orr Turlington
I am paired with Mr. Roberts of Palm Beach. If he were Bryant Hopkins Patton Usina
here, he would have voted "Nay" and I would have voted Burton Home Petersen Varn
"Yea". Carmine Inman Pittman Webb
Chaires Jernigan Pratt Weinstein
O. W. Jones, Chappell Johnson,C.R.Ji Pruitt Williams, G. W.
Representative from Taylor County Cleveland Johnson, Tom Putnal Williams,J.R.A.
I am paired with Mr. Moody of Hillsborough. If he were Cobb Jones, D. C.,Jr. Revelle Youngberg
here, he would have voted "Nay" and I would have voted Coleman Jones, E. B. Roberts, H. W. Zelmenovitz
"Yea". Conner Jones, O. W. Rowell
W. E. Bishop, Excused: Mr. Duncan.
Representative from Columbia County A quorum present.
I am paired with Mr. Peeples of Glades. If he were here,
he would have voted "Yea" and I would have voted "Nay". Mr. Gleaton moved that the House stand in informal
recess for thirty minutes.
Lacy Mahon, Jr.,
Representative from Duval County The motion was agreed to.
I am paired with Mr. Maness of Duval. If he were here, he Thereupon, at the hour of 2:15 P. M., the House stood in
would have voted "Nay" and I would have voted "Yea". informal recess.
John S. Shipp, Jr., The House reconvened at 2:43 P. M.
Representative from Jackson County
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
I am paired with Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist. If he were
"here, he would have voted "Yea" and I would have voted A roll call was taken to determine the presence of a quorum.
"Nay".
William C. Coleman, Jr., A quroum of 79 Members present.
Representative from Orange County Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn until
I am paired with Mr. Williams of Seminole. If he were 2:00 P. M. Tuesday, July 12.
here, he would have voted "Nay" and I would have voted
"Yea". The motion -was agreed to.
John S. Pittman, Thereupon, at the hour of 2:47 P. M., the House stood ad-
Representative from Santa Rosa County journed until 2:00 P. M. Tuesday, July 12.














JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Tuesday, July 12, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:00 as mandatorily required by section 3 of article VII of the
P. M. constitution of Florida; and,
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded WHEREAS, the house of representatives has been reap-
present: portioned under the provisions of house bill No. 4X, by
designating three (3) representatives to each of the five (5)
Mr. Speaker Crews Lancaster Shaffer most populous counties, and two (2) representatives to each
Alexander Cross Land Sheppard of the next eighteen (18) more populous counties, and one
Allen Dickinson Livingston Shipp (1) representative to each of the remaining counties of the
Andrews Dukes Mahon Smith, S. C. state; and,
Arrington Duncan Marshburn Smith, S. N., Jr.
Ballinger Gibbons McAlpin Stewart, C. D. WHEREAS, the senate of the State of Florida has been
Bartholomew Gleaton Merritt Stewart, E. L. reapportioned under the provisions of house bill no. 10X,
Beasley Griffin Moody Surles by apportioning thirty-eight (38) senatorial districts within
Beck Grimes Murray Sweeny the State of Florida, such districts being as nearly equal
Belser Hathaway Musselman Tillett in population as practicable, according to the opinion of
Bishop Herrell Okell Turlington the legislature; and,
Bodiford Hopkins Orr Usina
Brewer Inman Patton Varn WHEREAS, the legislature being limited in such session
Bryant Jernigan Petersen Webb to consider no other business, other than to reapportion
Burton Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pittman Williams,G.W. and that the legislature has determined by the passage of
Chaires Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams,J.R.A. house bill No. 10X, that reapportionment has been accom-
Chappell Jones,D.C.,Jr. Pruitt Williams,V.A.Jr polished according to the provisions of section 3 of article
Cleveland Jones, E. B. Putnal Youngberg VII of the constitution of the State of Florida; NOW,
Coleman Jones, O. W. Revelle THEREFORE,
Conner King Roberts, E. S.
Cook Knight Roberts, .. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
Excused: Messrs. Boyd, Carmine, Cobb, Home, Maness, CURRING:
Zelmenovitz, Weinstein, Page, Papy, Peeples, Rowell and West- Section 1. That the time for adjournment sine die of
erry the Florida legislature, 1955 extraordinary session, be and
A quorum present. the same is hereby fixed at the hour of 2:30 o'clock, p. m.,
Wednesday, July 13th, 1955, at which time the extraordi-
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver nary session of the Florida legislature of 1955 shall be
Carmichael, Guest Chaplain. adjourned sine die.
Give to us an open mind, O God, a mind ready to re- -was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
ceive and to welcome such new light of knowledge as it is mittee on Rules & Calendar.
thy will to reveal to us. Let not the past ever be so dear
as to set a limit to the future. Give us courage to change Mr. Knight moved that House Concurrent Resolution No.
our minds, when that is needed. Let us be tolerant to the 13-X be withdrawn from the Committee on Rules & Calendar
thoughts of others and hospitable to such light as may come and placed on the Calendar.
to us through them. In Jesus' Name. Amen. Pending consideration thereof-
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL Mr. Beasley called a point of order that on June 23 a
The Journal for Friday, July 8, was ordered corrected and report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar providing
as corrected was approved, that all bills and resolutions introduced during the Extra-
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS, ordinary Session shall be referred to the Calendar and not
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, referred to the Committee of the Whole House, was adopted
CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS by the House, and therefore House Concurrent Resolution
CONCURRENT RS AD MS No. 13-X should be placed on the Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Knight of Calhoun--
The Speaker ruled the point not well taken because the
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 13-X-A CON- Report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar pertained to
CURRENT RESOLUTION CONCERNING ADJOURNMENT the Committee of the Whole House and dealt with bills and
SINE DIE. resolutions concerning reapportionment.
WHEREAS, the regular session of the legislature of the The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Knight that
State of Florida, for 1955, adjourned sine die, on Friday, House Concurrent Resolution No. 13-X be withdrawn from
June 3, 1955, without having reapportioned the representa- the Committee on Rules & Calendar and placed on the
tion in the house of representatives and the senate of' the Calendar.
Florida legislature as required in section 3 of article VII
of the constitution of the State of Florida; and, A roll call was demanded.
WHEREAS, by proclamation of his Excellency, LeRoy Col- When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Knight,
lins, Governor of the State of Florida, dated June 3, 1955, the result was:
the legislature of the State of Florida, convened in extra-
ordinary session on June 6, 1955, to consider the question Yeas:
of reapportionment of the representation in the legisla-
ture, as mandatorily required by said section 3 of Article Alexander Bodiford Duncan Jones, E. B.
VII of the constitution of Florida; and, Allen Chaires Gleaton Jones, O. W.
Andrews Chappell Griffin King
WHEREAS, the legislature of the State of Florida, did Beasley Conner Hathaway Knight
convene in extraordinary session on June 6, 1955, as directed Beck Cook Inman Lancaster
in said proclamation, and proceed to consider the question Belser Crews Jernigan Livingston
of reapportionment of the representation in the legislature Bishop Dukes Jones,D.C.,Jr. Marshburn

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Merritt Putnal Sheppard Varn amending Section 10.01, Florida Statutes; providing an effec-
Patton Revelle Shipp Webb tive date November 6, 1956.
Pruitt Roberts, H.W. Stewart, E.L. Williams,J.R.A. Very respectfully,
Very respectfully,
Nays: ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. Speaker Dickinson Moody Smith, S. C.
Arrington Gibbons Murray Smith, S. N., Jr. And House Bill No. 10-X, contained in the above message,
Ballinger Grimes Musselman Stewart, C. D. was ordered enrolled.
Bartholomew Herrell Okell Surles
Brewer Hopkins Orr Sweeny CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT
Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen Tillett RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
Burton Johnson, Tom Pittman Usina Mr. Hathaway moved that consideration of House Con-
Cleveland Land Pratt E. Williams,G.W.Jr current Resolution No. 11-X be indefinitely postponed.
Coleman Mahon Roberts, E. S. Williams,V.A.Jr
Cross McAlpin Shaffer Youngberg The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Yeas-40. INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Nays-40. Mr. Hathaway moved that a committee of four be ap-
pointed to escort the Honorable Jack Tarpley, the Honor-
able Van Underwood, the Honorable Frank Lindsey and the
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and Honorable Jack Short, Members of the Georgia Legislature,
fro the Conurrttee on R No. 13-X was notes withdraw an interim committee studying Florida's parole and proba-
rom the Committee on Rules & Calendartion system, to the rostrum.
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE The motion was agreed to.

The following message from the Senate was received and Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Hathaway, Jones
read: of Collier, Williams of Hardee and Burton as the committee
S which escorted the honored guests to the rostrum where they
Tallahassee, Florida, where presented by the Speaker to the Membership of the
July 12, 1955. House.
Honorable Ted David, Mr. Belser introduced the Honorable Judge B. Helms, Clerk
Speaker of the House of Representatives. of the Circuit Court of Holmes County, together with the
Honorable R. M. Ward, the Honorable Tobe Retherford, the
Sir: Honorable Orvin Jones and the Honorable Cuelos Brown,
Members of the Holmes County Commission.
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep- Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn until
resentatives that the Senate has passed- 12:00 Noon tomorrow.

By Mr. Knight of Calhoun- The motion was agreed to.

H. B. No. 10-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion Thereupon, at the hour of 2:40 P. M., the House stood
the representation of the State of Florida in the Senate; adjourned until 12:00 Noon tomorrow.












JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Wednesday, July 13, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


STATE OF FLORIDA
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:00 EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Noon. TALLAHASSEE
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded Honorable W. Turner Davis July 12, 1955
present: President of the Senate
Mr. Speaker Costin Lancaster Roberts, H. W. Hon ble Thomas E. (Ted) Dav
Alexander Crews Land Saunders Hono e Thomas E. (Ted) David
Andrews Cross Livingston Shaffer Speaker of the House of Representatives
Arrington Dickinson Mahon Sheppard Capitol Building
Ballinger Dukes Marshburn Shipp Tallahassee, Florida
Bartholomew Duncan McAlpin Smith, S. C. Sirs:
Beasley Gibbons Merritt Smith, S. N., Jr
Beck Gleaton Moody Stewart, C. D. While I have not been officially informed about the legis-
Belser Griffin Murray Stewart, E. L. lative action on House Bill 10-X, I am aware of the fact
Bishop Grimes Musselman Surles that this measure has passed both the House and the
Bodiford Hathaway Okell Sweeny Senate and in due course will be delivered to me as Governor.
Brewer Hopkins Orr Tillett
Bryant Inman Patton Turlington In view of the fact that several members of the two
Burton Jernigan Petersen Usina legislative bodies have on numerous occasions expressed pub-
Chaires Johnson,C.R.Jr.Pittman Varn licly the view that a measure of this kind was beyond the
Chappell Johnson, Tom Pratt Webb power of executive veto, I have felt that this question of
Cleveland Jones,D.C.,Jr. Pruitt Williams,G.W. constitutional law should be officially clarified as promptly
Coleman Jones, E. B. Putnal Williams,J.R.A. as possible. I have therefore transmitted to the Chief Justice
Conner Jones, O. W. Revelle Williams,V.A.J] and Associate Justices of our State Supreme Court this
Cook Knight Roberts, E. S. Youngberg morning a request for an official opinion as to my powers
and duties in this respect. I have expressed to the Court
Excused: Messrs. Lancaster, Westberry, Home, Weinstein, my earnest hope that this opinion be rendered as promptly
Boyd, Allen, Papy, Page, Maness, Peeples, Carmine, Herrell, as possible for the convenience and direction of all concerned,
Cobb, and Zelmenovitz. and I am confident this will be done.
I understand that there has been some discussion of a
A quorum present. possible effort on the part of some members of each house
to seek sine die adjournment of the current extraordinary
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver session prior to the time I take official action on House Bill
Carmichael, Guest Chaplain: 10-X or prior to the time I receive the opinion from the
Supreme Court clarifying my powers and duties in this
O thou who art the light of the minds that know thee, respect. I think it is clear that any such purported ad-
the life of the souls that love thee, and the strength of journment would be in direct violation of the provisions
the thoughts that seek thee: Help us so to know thee that of Section 3, Article VII, of the State Constitution. Under
we may truly love thee, so to love thee that we may fully this section, it is the mandatory duty of the Legislature
serve thee, whose service is perfect freedom, to remain in session until reapportionment "is effected."
No reapportionment can be effected until House Bill 10-X
O living Christ, make us conscious of thy healing nearness, or some other measure should become finally and completely
Touch our eyes that we may see thee, open our ears that effective.
we may hear thy voice, enter our hearts that we may know
thy love. Overshadow our souls and bodies with thy pres- In view of the above, I trust that the Legislature will
ence that we may have thy strength, thy love, and thy not seek to accomplish sine die adjournment at the present
healing life. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen. time, and I assure you that every official act I take will
be accomplished as promptly as possible consistent with my
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL duties and responsibilities as Governor.
The Journal for Tuesday, July 12, was ordered corrected Respectfully,
as follows: LEROY COLLLINS
as follows: Govrno
Governor
On Page 1, column 1, at the end of line 26, counting Mr. Beasley moved that the House stand in informal recess
from the top of the page, insert "Zelmenovitz, Weinstein", until 12:40 P. M. today.
so as to show that Messrs. Zelmenovitz and Weinstein were
excused as of July 12. The motion was agreed to.
The Journal for Tuesday, July 12, as corrected, was Thereupon, at the hour of 12:10 P. M., the House stood
approved. in informal recess.

The Speaker announced that in regard to his ruling on The House reconvened at 12:40 P. M.
the point of order raised by Mr. Beasley on July 12, the
point of order being of such significance, the Speaker would THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
withdraw his ruling and reserve any ruling following recom-
mendations by the Committee on Parliamentary Procedure The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum.
and discussions on the point by any Members. A quorum of 77 Members present.

COMMUNICATION Mr. Mahon of Duval, Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary
Procedure Committee, reported that the Parliamentary Pro-
The following communication was received and read: cedure Committee advises the Speaker that such Committee

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places the same construction upon the rule adopted by the I am paired with Mr. Boyd of Lake. If he were here
Rules Committee on June 23 as was placed by the Speaker he would vote "Nay", and I would vote "Yea".
in his ruling upon Mr. Beasley's point of order of July 12,
and the Parliamentary Procedure Committee further advises C. E. DUNCAN
the Speaker that it believes that the Rules Committee should Representative from Lake County
be requested to clarify the wording and intent of its report The Speaker announced that it was the sense of the
of June 23, as soon as possible. House that all bills and resolutions, regardless of subject
Mr. Beasley dissented and was allowed to explain his reasons matter, should be placed on the Calendar without reference
therefore. upon their introduction, during this Extraordinary Session.
Mr. Bryant moved that it is the sense of the House The Speaker also announced that he would file his ruling
that the rule adopted by the House on June 23 relative in writing with the Chief Clerk on the point of order raised
to the reference of bills and resolutions had reference by Mr. Beasley yesterday, based upon the report of the
only to bills and resolutions dealing with redistricting and Committee on Parliamentary Procedure.
reapportionment. Mr. Turlington moved that the rules be waived and the
Pending consideration thereof- House revert to the Order of Introduction and Reference of
House Bills, Joint Resolutions, House Resolutions, Concurrent
Mr. Knight offered a substitute motion that it is the sense Resolutions and Memorials.
of the House that the Report of the Committee on Rules
& Calendar as adopted on June 23 applied to all resolu- A roll call was demanded.
tions and bills regardless of their nature. When the vote was taken on the motion, the result was:
A roll call was ordered. Yeas:
When the vote was taken on the substitute motion, the Alexander Costin Jones,D.C.,Jr. Roberts, H. W.
result was: Andrews Crews Jones, E. B. Sheppard
Yeas: Beasley Cross Jones, O. W. Shipp
Beck Dukes Livingston Smith, S. C.
Alexander Cross King Sheppard Belser Duncan Marshburn Stewart, C. D.
Andrews Dickinson Knight Shipp Bishop Gleaton McAlpin Stewart, E. L.
Beck Dukes Livingston Smith, S. C. Chaires Griffin Merritt Turlington
Belser Gleaton Marshburn Stewart, C. D. Chappell Grimes Patton Varn
Bodiford Griffin Merritt Stewart, E. L. Conner Hathaway Putnal Williams,G.W.
Chaires Hathaway Patton Turlington Cook Jernigan Roberts, E. S.
Chappell Inman Pruitt Varn
Conner Jernigan Putnal Webb Nays:
Cook Jones,D.C.,Jr. Revelle Williams,G.W. Arrington Gibbons Murray Shaffer
Costin Jones, E. B. Roberts, H. W. Ballinger Hopkins Musselman Smith, S. N., Jr.
Crews Jones, O. W. Saunders Bartholomew Inman Okell Surles
Nays: Bodiford Johnson,C.R.Jr. Orr Sweeny
Brewer Johnson, Tom Petersen Tillett
Mr. Speaker Gibbons Murray Surles Bryant King Pittman Usina
Arrington Grimes Musselman Sweeny Burton Land Pratt Williams,J.R.A.
Ballinger Hopkins Okell Usina Cleveland Mahon Revelle Williams,V.A.Jr
Bartholomew Johnson,C.R.Jr. Orr Williams,J.R.A. Coleman Moody Saunders Youngberg
Brewer Johnson, Tom Petersen Williams,V.A.Jr.
Bryant Land Pittman Youngberg Yeas-39.
Burton Mahon Pratt
Cleveland McAlpin Roberts, E. S. Nays-36.
Coleman Moody Shaffer The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Yeas-42. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Nays-33. Your Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling to which was
The motion was agreed to. referred-
PAIR VOTES House Bill No. 10-X
I am paired with Mr. Herrell of Dade. If he were here -begs leave to report same has been properly enrolled,
he would vote "Nay", and I would vote "Yea". signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of
Representatives, and by the President and Secretary of the
THOS. D. BEASLEY Senate, and presented to the Governor on July 13, 1955.
Representative from Walton County
I am paired with Mr. Rowell of Martin. If he were here Very respectfully,
he would vote "Nay", and I would vote "Yea"W.CM. Inman, Chairman,
Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling.
LAWRENCE L. KING
Representative from St. Lucie County Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn until
12:00 Noon tomorrow.
I am paired with Mr. Allen of Bay. If he were here
he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay". The motion was agreed to.
SHERMAN N. SMITH, JR. Thereupon, at the hour of 2:20 P. M., the House stood
Representative from Indian River County adjourned until 12:00 Noon tomorrow.














JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


Thursday, July 14, 1955


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:00 Noon. House Concurrent Resolution No. 13X should be referred
to the Calendar.
The roll was taken and the following Members were re-
corded present: COMMUNICATIONS
Mr. Speaker Conner Knight Rowell H. B. No. 10-X-(1955 Extraordinary Session) An Act to
Alexander Cook Land Saunders apportion the representation of the State of Florida in the
Allen Costin Livingston Shaffer Senate; amending Section 10.01 Florida Statutes; providing
Andrews Crews Mahon Sheppard an effective date November 6, 1956.
Arrington Cross Maness Shipp
Ballinger Dickinson Marshburn Smith, S. C. -was taken up, together with the following veto message:
Bartholomew Dukes McAlpin Smith, S. N.,Jr. July 13, 1955
Beasley Duncan Merritt Stewart, C. D.
Beck Gibbons Moody Stewart, E. L. Honorable Thomas E. (Ted) David
Belser Gleaton Murray Surles Speaker of the House of Representatives
Bishop Griffin Musselman Sweeny Capitol Building
Bodiford Grimes Okell Tillett Tallahassee, Florida
Boyd Hathaway Orr Turlington
Brewer Hopkins Patton Usina Sir:
Bryant Inman Petersen Varn Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor of
Burton Johnson,C.R.JrPittman Westberry Florida, under the provisions of Section 28, Article III, of the
Chaires Johnson, DTom Pratt Williams,.R.W. Constitution of this State, (which this day was specifically
Chappell Jones, D.C.,Jr.Pruitt Williams,J.R.A. confirmed by the State Supreme Court), I hereby transmit
Cleveland Jones, E. B. Putnal WilliamsV.A.Jr. to you, with my objections, House Bill No. 10-X, enacted by
Cobb Jones, 0. W. Revelle Youngberg the Legislature in the extraordinary reapportionment ses-
Coleman King Roberts, E. S. Zelmenovitz sion of 1955, and entitled:
Excused: Messrs. Home, Papy, Page, Webb, Jernigan, Rob- "AN ACT TO APPORTION THE REPRESENTA-
erts of Suwannee, Peeples, Carmine, Lancaster, Weinstein and TION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN THE SEN-
Herrell. ATE; AMENDING SECTION 10.01, FLORIDA STAT-
A quorum present. UTES; PROVIDING EFFECTIVE DATE NOVEMBER
6, 1956."
The following prayer was offered by The Reverend Oliver Section 3 of Article VII of the Constitution provides as
Carmichael, Guest Chaplain: follows:
Grant to us, O Lord, we beseech thee, an open mind, ready "The Legislature shall meet in regular session A.D.
to receive the truth and to act upon it. Show us that others 1925, and those that shall meet every ten years there-
have a right to their own opinions and help us to see their after, shall apportion the representation in the Senate
point of view. Give us grace to feel that we may be mis- and shall provide for thirty-eight (38) Senatorial
taken. Help us not to shut our minds to facts simply on the Districts, such districts to be as nearly equal in popula-
ground that we do not like them but ever to give the same tion as practicable but no county shall be divided in
weight to those which are unpleasant as we would give to making such apportionment and each district shall
those which are pleasant because they are in our favor, have one Senator***"
Open the eyes of our souls to see the truth. In the name of
Jesus Christ. Amen. Section 4 of Article VII of the Constitution provides, in
part, as follows:
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
"When any single district is composed of two or
The Journal for Wednesday, July 14, was ordered cor- more counties, the counties of which such district con-
rected, and as corrected, was approved. sists, shall not be entirely separated by any county,
ANNOUNCEMENTS belonging to another district.***"
It is my view and firm conviction that House Bill No.
The Speaker announced a change in the ruling on the 10-X fails to conform to the requirement contained in Sec-
point of order raised by the Gentleman from Walton, Mr. tion 3 of Article VII that the 38 Senatorial Districts of the
Beasley, during the session of July 12th. State be apportioned among the counties "as nearly equal in
population as practicable." Some reapportionment would doubt-
On that day, Mr. Beasley raised a point of order relative less be achieved under House Bill No. 10-X but it is clear
to the Speaker's referral of House Concurrent Resolution No. that such fails to meet the Constitutional mandate.
13X, to the Committee on Rules & Calendar. Mr. Beasley's
point of order was that House Concurrent Resolution No. For example, Manatee and Sarasota Counties the former
13X should be referred to the Calendar under a report of with a population of 34,704, the latter with 28,827, according
the Rules Committee of June 23rd, wherein the House adopted to the 1950 census are left in the 38th District with a
the rule providing that all bills and resolutions shall be re- combined population of 63,531. Seminole and Brevard Coun-
ferred to the Calendar upon their introduction, and shall ties the former with 26,883, the latter with 23,653 are
not be referred to the Committee of the Whole House. left in the same district, said district having a population of
50,536.
It is the Speaker's opinion that the rule is ambiguous, and
capable of varying construction. It is felt that the sense of On the other hand, the bill proposes:
the House, as determined by the vote on the motion offered Sixteen districts, including four single county districts, with
by the Gentleman from Marion, Mr. Bryant, and the Gentle- less population than Manatee County alone.
man from Calhoun, Mr. Knight, should be followed. Therefore,
the Speaker rules that the point of order raised by the Gen- Eleven districts, including two single county districts, with
tleman from Walton, Mr. Beasley, is well taken, and that less population than Sarasota County alone.

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Nine districts, including two single county districts, with PAIR VOTE
less population than Seminole County alone.
less population than Seminole County alone. I am paired with Mr. Herrell of Dade. If he were here he

Eight districts, including two single county districts, with would vote "Nay" and I would vote "Yea".
less population than Brevard County alone. THOS. D. BEASLEY
Under this bill, the Fourteenth District (Columbia County) Representative from Walton County
would have a population of 18,216. There are ten (10) counties INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
in the State with a greater population than Columbia County JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS,
which would NOT have Senatorial Districts of their own, and CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
are proposed to be combined with other counties in multiple AND MEMORIALS
county districts.
By Mr. Turlington of Alachua-
House Bill No. 10-X does not achieve for the people of Flor-
ida the representative government the Constitution unequivo- H. C. R. No. 14-X-A Concurrent Resolution relating to
cally assures to them. No one desires to see this session come adjournment of this Extraordinary Session of the Legislature.
to an end more than I. But the end should come on a high BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
level of accomplishment and not with an indefensible cor- TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
promise with expediency. CURRING:

My duty is now clear. I would not with true faith adminis- That this 1955 extraordinary session of the legislature do
ter the trust reposed in me by the sovereign people of Florida, now stand adjourned sine die.
if I should flinch from it. I would not be worthy to hold the
high office of Governor, if I lacked the courage to discharge -was read the first time in full and ordered placed on the
it. I, therefore, withhold my approval from House Bill No. Calendar without reference.
10-X, of the current Extraordinary Legislative Session of Mr. Surles moved that House Concurrent Resolution No.
195, and do herey veto the same. Mr. Surles moved that House Concurrent Resolution No.
1955, and do hereby veto the same. 14-X be taken from the Calendar and referred to the Corn-
Respectfully, mittee on Rules & Calendar.
LeROY COLLINS, The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
Governor House Concurrent Resolution No. 14-X remained on the
Calendar.
-which was read. By Mr. Turlington of Alachua-

The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No. H. C. R. No. 15-X-A Concurrent Resolution relating to
10-X of the Extraordinary Session of 1955, the veto of the recessing of the 1955 Extraordinary Session of the Legislature.
Governor to the contrary notwithstanding.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
No. 10-X of the Extraordinary Session of 1955, the veto of the CURRING:
Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was: T ti in in i
That this 1955 extraordinary session of the legislature do
Yeas: stand recessed until October 18, 1955 at 4:00 o'clock, p.m. and
that all per diem expense compensation of the members be
Alexander Conner Jones, D. C.,Jr. Patton suspended and discontinued during the period of such recess.
Andrews Crews Jones, E. B. Revelle
Beck Cross Jones, O. W. Shipp -was read the first time in full and ordered placed on the
Belser Dukes King Varn Calendar without reference.
Bishop Gleaton Knight By Mr. Turlington of Alachua-
Chaires Griffin Marshburn
Chappell Hathaway Merritt H. C. R. No. 16-X-A Concurrent Resolution relating to
Nays: recessing of the 1955 Extraordinary Session of the Legislature.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
Mr. Speaker Costin Murray Stewart, C. D. TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
Allen Dickinson Musselman Surles CURRING:
Arrington Gibbons Okell Sweeny
Ballinger Grimes Orr Tillett That this 1955 extraordinary session of the legislature do
Bartholomew Hopkins Petersen Usina stand recessed until September 13, 1955, at 4:00 o'clock p.m.,
Bodiford Inman Pittman Westberry and that all per diem expense compensation of the members
Boyd Johnson,C.R.Jr Pratt Williams, G. W. be suspended and discontinued during the period of such
Brewer Johnson, Tom Pruitt Williams,J.R.A. recess.
Bryant Land Roberts, E. S. Williams,V.A.Jr.
Burton Livingston Rowell Youngberg -was read the first time in full and ordered placed on
Cleveland Mahon Saunders Zelmenovitz the Calendar without reference.
Cobb Maness Shaffer By Messrs. Westberry of Duval, Roberts of Palm Beach and
Coleman McAlpin Smith, S. C. Bartholomew of Sarasota-
Cook Moody Smith, S. N.,Jr.
H. B. No. 17-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion
Yeas-25 the representation of the State of Florida in the Senate of
the State of Florida.
Nays-53 The bill was read the first time by title andi ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
So House Bill No. 10-X of the Extraordinary Session of 1955
failed to pass by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn until
of all Members present in the House of Representatives. 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
The veto of the Governor was sustained and House Bill The motion was agreed to.
No. 10-X of the Extraordinary Session of 1955 was ordered Thereupon, at the hour of 12:28 P. M., the House stood
certified to the Secretary of State. adjourned until 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.













JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Friday, July 15, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 and,
A.M. following the words "Thirty-eighth District" strike out Pasco
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded County and Sumter County
present.
and insert the following in lieu thereof: On page 2 after the
Mr. Speaker Dickinson Maness Shaffer words "Twenty-first District", Pasco County and Hernando
Andrews Dukes Marshburn Sheppard County
Arrington Duncan Merritt Smith, S. C.
Ballinger Gibbons Murray Smith, S. N., Jr. and
Bartholomew Gleaton Muelman Stewart, E. L. On page 3 after "Thirty-eighth District", Levy County, Citrus
Beck Grimes Okell Sweeny
Belser Hathaway Orr Tillett County and Sumter County.
Bishop Hopkins Patton Usina Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough moved the adoption of the
Bodiford Inman Petersen Varn amendment.
Brewer Jernigan Pittman Webb
Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt Westberry The motion was not agreed to and the amendment was not
Burton Johnson, Tom Pruitt Williams,G.W. adopted.
Chaires Jones,D.C.,Jr. Putnal Williams,J.R.A.
Cleveland Jones, E. B. Revelle Youngberg Messrs. Chaires of Dixie, Marshburn of Levy, Andrews of
Coleman Jones, O. W. Roberts, E. S. Zelmenovitz Union, Gleaton of Citrus, Bishop of Columbia and Conner of
Conner Knight Roberts, H. W. Bradford offered the following amendment to House Bill No.
Crews Land Rowell 17-X:
Cross Mahon Saunders In Section 2, following the words to-wit: strike out:
Excused: Messrs. Cobb, Williams of Seminole, Cook, Liv-
ingston, Boyd, Shipp, Surles, Stewart of Okaloosa, Papy, Page, Ninth district-Sarasota County.
Beasley, Allen, Horne, Peeples, Weinstein, Carmine, Herrell, Fourteenth district-Columbia county, Gilchrist county, and
Lancaster, Alexander, Griffin, McAlpin, Chappell, Costin, King, Dixie county.
Moody, and Turlington.
A quorum present. Fifteenth district-Clay county and Bradford county.
A quorum present.
Sixteenth district-Nassau county, Baker county and Union
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver county.
Carmichael, Guest Chaplain:
Twenty-first district-Levy county, Citrus county and Her-
O Lord our God, Who hast made our minds so that they nando county.
cannot cease from seeking after Thee, grant unto all those
who sit in darkness the light of Thy holy knowledge. When Thirty-sixth district-Manatee county.
faith is difficult and our light is dim, come Thou to us
and have pity upon our infirmity. Reveal Thyself unto us Thirty-eighth district-Pasco county and Sumter county.
according to our ability to receive Thy light, and grant i t f i l
unto us faith. For Jesus Christ's sake. Amen. -and isert the following in lieu thereof:
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL Ninth district-Pasco county and Hernando county.
The Journal for Thursday, July 14, was ordered corrected, Fourteenth district-Columbia county.
and as corrected was approved. Fifteenth district-Union county and Bradford county.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, Sixteenth district-Nassau county, Baker county and Clay
CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS county.
Without objection, consideration of House Concurrent Reso- Twenty-first district-Levy county, Gilchrist county and
lutions Nos. 13-X, 14-X, 15-X and 16-X was temporarily Dixie county.
deferred. Thirty-sixth district-Manatee county and Sarasota county.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE GENERAL BILLS Thirty-eighth district-Citrus county and Sumter county.
FOR SECOND READING
Mr. Bishop moved the adoption of the amendment.
H. B. No. 17-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion Mr. Bishop moved the adoption of the amendment
the representation of the State of Florida in the Senate of Pending consideration thereof-
the State of florida.
the State of Florida. Mr. Cross moved that the House do now adjourn until 11:45
-was taken up. A. M. Tuesday, July 19.
Mr. Westberry moved that House Bill No. 17-X be read a A roll call was demanded.
second time. When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Cross, the
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 17-X was result was:
read a second time. Yeas:
Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough offered the following amend- Andrews Conner Marshburn Stewart, E. L.
ment to House Bill No. 17-X: Ballinger Crews Orr Usina
Beck Dukes Putnal Varn
In Section Two, following the words: Bishop Gleaton Revelle Zelmenovitz
"Twenty-first District" (on page two) strike out: Brewer Jones,D.C.,Jr. Roberts, E. S.
Chaires Jones, E. B. Roberts, H. W.
Levy County, Citrus County and Hernando County Cleveland Jones, O. W. Sheppard
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Nays: Nays:
Mr. Speaker Duncan Mahon Saunders Mr. Speaker Gibbons Maness Usina
Arrington Gibbons Maness Shaffer Bartholomew Grimes Murray Westberry
Bartholomew Grimes Merritt Smith, S. C. Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Musselman
Belser Hathaway Murray Smith, S. N., Jr. Coleman Johnson, Tom Pratt
Bodiford Hopkins Musselman Tillett Cross Mahon Revelle
Bryant Jernigan Petersen Webb
Burton Johnson,C.R.Jr.Pittman Westberry Yeas-46.
Coleman Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams,G.W. Nays-17.
Cross Knight Pruitt Williams,J.R.A.
Dickinson Land Rowell Youngberg The motion was agreed to.
Yeas-25. Thereupon, at the hour of 11:53 A. M., the House stood in
informal recess.
Nays-40.
The House reconvened at 12:10 P. M.
The motion to adjourn was not agreed to. THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.

PAIR VOTES The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum.
I am paired with Mr. Beasley of Walton. If he were here A quorum of 66 Members present.
he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay".
Mr. Okell announced that the committee appointed by the
GEORGE S. OKELL Speaker, consisting of Messrs. Crews, Okell and Hopkins, to
Representative from Dade County obtain an informal opinion from the Attorney General as to
the constitutionality of adjourning for more than 72 hours,
Mr. Inman announced that he had agreed with Mr. Wil- had met with the Attorney General and was advised that the
liams of Seminole to refrain from voting while Mr. Williams provision in Article III, Section 13, of the Constitution is not
was absent as they would be voting on opposite sides, a limitation of 72 hours, but includes three full days, Sundays
excluded, so that applied to the present situation the House
Mr. Sweeny announced that he had agreed with Mr. Wein- could adjourn at this time until any hour Tuesday, July 19,
stein of St. Johns to refrain from voting while Mr. Weinstein up to midnight.
was absent as they would be voting on opposite sides. ,
was absent as they would be voting on opposite sides. Mr. Crews moved that the House do now adjourn until 4:00
Whereas, it is imperative that both of us are needed at P. M. Tuesday, July 19.
our respective homes on July 15 and 16, and that were A roll call was demanded.
we to be present we would be voting on opposite sides of
the question, we therefore are requesting to be excused from When the vote was taken on the motion to adjourn, the
attendance as our joint absence would have no effect on result was:
the outcome of the vote.
Yeas:
J. A. BOYD
Representative from Lake County Andrews Conner knight Rowell
Ballinger Crews Marshburn Saunders
JOHN S. SHIPP, JR. Beck Dukes Merritt Sheppard
Representative from Jackson County Belser Duncan Patton Smith, S. C.
Bishop Gleaton Pittman Stewart, E. L.
Mr. Crews moved that the House stand in informal recess Brewer Jernigan Pruitt Varn
until 12:10 P. M. today. Burton Jones,D.C.,Jr. Putnal Webb
Chaires Jones, E. B. Revelle Zelmenovitz
A roll call was demanded. Cleveland Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Crews, the Nays:
result was: Mr. Speaker Gibbons Maness Smith, S. N., Jr.
Arrington Grimes Murray Tillett
Yeas: Bartholomew Hathaway Musselman Usina
Andrews Crews Marshburn Sheppard Bodiford Hopkins Orr Westberry
Arrington Dickinson Merrit, C Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen Williams,G.W.
Ballinger Dukes Orr Smith, S. N Jr. Coleman Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams,J.R.A.
Ballinger Dukes Orr Smith, S. N., Jr. Crs jLn Roberts, E.S. Youngberg
Beck Duncan Patton Stewart, E. L. Cross Land Roberts, E. S. Youngberg
Beck Duncan Patton Stewart, E.L. Dickins Belser Gleaton Petersen Tillett Dickinson Mahon Sha
Bishop Hathaway Pittman Varn Yeas-35.
Bodiford Hopkins Pruitt Williams,G.W.
Brewer Jernigan Putnal Williams,J.R.A. Nays-31.
Burton Jones,D.C.,Jr. Roberts, E. S. Youngberg The motion was agreed to.
Chaires Jones, E. B. Roberts, H. W. Zelmenovitz
Cleveland Jones, O. W. Rowell Thereupon, at the hour of 12:22 P. M., the House stood
Conner Land Shaffer adjourned until 4:00 P. M. Tuesday, July 19.














JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Tuesday, July 19, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:00 P. M. Section 2. That the said committee upon completion of
its duties as outlined in section 1 hereof do report to this
The roll was taken and the following Members were re- body the results of the hearings conducted as well as a
corded present: proposed plan of reapportionment of the state senate based
Mr. Speaker Cook Land Shaffer thereon.
Alexander Costin Livingston Sheppard -was read in full and ordered placed on the Calendar
Allen Crews Mahon Shipp without reference.
Andrews Cross Maness Smith, S. C.
Arrington Dickinson Marshburn Smith, S. N., Jr. By the Committee on Rules & Calendar-
Ballinger Dukes McAlpin Stewart, C. D.
Bartholomew Gibbons Merritt Stewart, E. L. H. C. R. NO. 19-X-A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION LIM-
Beasley Gleaton Moody Surles ITING THE PERIODS OF RECESS OF THE 1955 REAPPOR-
Beck Griffin Murray Sweeny TIONMENT EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE LEGIS-
Belser Grimes Musselman Tillett LATURE.
Bishop Hathaway Okell Turlington
Bodiford Hopkins Orr Usina BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Boyd Horne Patton Varn OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
Brewer Inman Petersen Webb That the House of Representatives and the Senate for the
Bryant Jernigan Pittman Weinstein remainder of this extraordinary session do limit the period
Burton Johnson,C.R.JrPratt Westberry of any recess between sessions to twenty-four (24) hours,
Carmine Johnson, Tom Putnal Williams,G.W. exclusive of Saturdays and Sundays.
Chaires Jones, E. B. Revelle Williams,J.R.A.
Chappell Jones, O. W. Roberts, E. S. Williams,V.A.Jr -was read the first time in full and ordered placed on the
Cleveland King Roberts, H. W. Youngberg Calendar without reference.
Coleman Knight Rowell Zelmenovitz
Conner Lancaster Saunders INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Excused: Messrs. Jones of Collier, Duncan, Peeples, Cobb Mr. Beasley introduced Mr. William Aplin of Walton County,
and Herrell. State President of the Future Farmers of America, and Mr.
John E. Baedun, Agriculture teacher at Paxton High School
A quorum present. in Walton County.
The following prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain: REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES & CALENDAR
Our Father, as we pause now in Thy presence, help us to The following report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar
see clearly the opportunities for service that You have placed was received and read:
before us; opportunities for service to thee and to our fellow
man. God, grant to each of us the sincerity to seek Thy July 15th, 1955
truth; grant us the wisdom to recognize the truth when it is
shown to us, and grant us the strength that we might ever Honorable Ted David,
live by Thy truth. Amen. Speaker of the House of Representatives.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL Dear Sir:
The Journal for Friday, July 15, was ordered corrected and The following proposed change to Rule 4 was duly adopted:
as corrected was approved. That the last sentence of Rule 4, reading as follows, "Pair-
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS ing shall be permitted only upon the absence of a Member
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, for good cause and shall be in writing and specifically state
CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND the bill or bills upon which pairs are arranged." be stricken,
MEMORIALS and that in its place shall be substituted the following:
By Mr. Tillett of Polk- "No pairing shall be permitted under any circumstances."
H. R. No. 18-X-A RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE The vote on the above motion was as follows:
APPOINTMENT OF A COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT PUBLIC Ayes-Ballinger, Bryant, Cleveland, Cross, Dickinson, Land,
HEARINGS RELATIVE TO REAPPORTIONMENT AND REC- Mahon, Murray, Musselman, Okell, Pruitt, Smith, Usina.
OMMEND TO THE LEGISLATURE A PROPOSED PLAN OF
RE-APPORTIONMENT TO THIS BODY. Nays-Conner, Johnson, Jones, Knight, Sweeny.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES The following motions were adopted:
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA: 1. That the Rules Committee offer a Concurrent Resolution
proposing that the House and Senate do not recess for a
Section 1. That the speaker of the house of representa- period of more than 24 hours at any one time, excluding
tives appoint a committee of seven (7) members of the house, Saturdays and Sundays.
who shall conduct public hearings in the county seats of 2 That Rule 33 shall be amended by adding the following:
those counties which should be affected by reapportionment 2 That Rule 33 sha be amended by adding the following:
of the senatorial districts of the state on the basis of popu- Any Member who is absent and has been excused, may
lation in that such counties are subject to change in the explain why he was absent, and how he would have voted
district in which they have been located or an increase of -said explanation to be in writing and consisting of not
the number of counties in the district in which such counties more than 200 words, and when filed with the Chief Clerk
are located. That the speaker be authorized to appoint a the same shall be spread upon the pages of the Journal.
chairman of said committee and recommend to the commit- Such explanation shall not be considered a vote."
tee an itinerary of times and places of said reapportionment 3. That the last sentence of Rule 34, reading as follows,
hearings throughout the state. That the senator of each of "No Member shall absent himself from attendance on the
the districts wherein such hearings are had be invited to House for more than two consecutive days without compliance
take part in all meetings held in his district, with this Rule, and any Member offending against this rule

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shall forfeit his compensation for the period he is absent The question recurred on the adoption of the amendment,
without leave." be amended to read, as amended.
"No Member shall absent himself from attendance on the A roll call was demanded.
House for more than one day without compliance with this
Rule, and any Member offending against this Rule shall for- When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend-
feit his compensation for the period he is absent." ment, as amended, the result was:
The vote on motions 1, 2, and 3, and the final adoption of Yeas:
the report was as follows: Mr. Speaker Cross Petersen Turlington
Ayes-Ballinger, Bryant, Burton, Cleveland, Conner, Cross, Ballinger Dickinson Roberts, E. S. Usina
Dickinson, Johnson, Jones, Knight, Land, Mahon, Murray, Bartholomew Gibbons Rowell Weinstein
Musselman, Pruitt, Smith, Sweeny, Usina, Okell. Bodiford Horne Saunders Westberry
Brewer Johnson, Tom Shaffer Williams,G.W.
Nays-None. Burton Maness Smith, S. C. Williams,J.R.A.
Respectfully submitted, Carmine Moody Smith, S. N., Jr. Williams,V.A.Ji
GEORGE S. OKELL, Chairman, Chappell Okell Sweeny Youngberg
Committee on Rules & Calendar Cleveland Orr Tillett Zelmenovitz
Mr. Okell moved the adoption of Part 1 of the foregoing Nays:
report relating to Rule 4 concerning pair votes. Alexander Crews Knight Putnal
.Andrews Dukes Lancaster Revelle
Pending consideration thereof- Beasley Gleaton Land Roberts, H. W.
Mr. Sweeny of Volusia offered the following amendment to Beck Grimes Livingston Sheppard
the report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar dated July Belser Hathaway Mahon Shipp
15: Bishop Hopkins Marshburn Stewart, C. D.
Boyd Inman McAlpin Stewart, E. L.
In Paragraph 1, following the words "shall be substituted Chaires Jernigan Merritt Surles
the following," strike out: "No pairing shall be permitted un- Coleman Johnson,C.R.Jr. Murray Varn
der any circumstances." and insert the following in lieu there- Conner Jones, E. B. Patton Webb
of: "Pairing on the final passage of any bill or bills shall be Cook Jones, O. W. Pittman
permitted only upon the absence of a member for good cause Costin King Pratt
and duly excused by the house and in all cases shall be in Yea
writing." Yeas-36.
Mr. Sweeny moved the adoption of the amendment. Nays-46.
The motion was not agreed to, and the amendment, as
Pending consideration thereof- amended, was not adopted.
Mr. Murray of Polk offered the following amendment to The question recurred on the adoption of Part 1 of the
the amendment to the Report of the Committee on Rules & foregoing report relating to Rule 4 concerning pair votes.
Calendar dated July 15:
A roll call was demanded.
At the end of the amendment, add the following: "The
agreement for the pair shall stipulate whether or not the When the vote was taken on the adoption of Part 1, the
pair is to be effective in case the bill is amended after the result was:
agreement for the pair has been signed."
Yeas:
Mr. Murray moved the adoption of the amendment to the
amendment. Mr. Speaker Cross Maness Smith, S. C.
Arrington Dickinson Moody Smith, S. N., Jr
A roll call was demanded. Ballinger Gibbons Murray Surles
Bartholomew Gleaton Okell Usina
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend- Bodiford Grimes Orr Westberry
ment to the amendment, the result was: Boyd Hopkins Petersen Williams,G.W.
Yeas: Brewer Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt Williams,J.R.A.
Bryant Johnson, Tom Roberts, E.S. Williams,V.A.J3
Arrington Dickinson Okell Tillett Cleveland Land Rowell Youngberg
Ballinger Gibbons Orr Turlington Coleman Mahon Shaffer Zelmenovitz
Bartholomew Grimes Petersen Usina
Bodiford Hore Pratt Weinstein Nays:
Boyd Johnson,C.R.Jr. Roberts, E. S. Westberry Alexander Costin Lancaster Shipp
Brewer Johnson, Tom Rowell Williams,G.W. Andrews Crews Livingston Stewart, C. D.
Bryant Jones, O. W. Saunders Williams,J.R.A. Beasley Dukes Marshburn Stewart, E. L.
Burton Land Shaffer WiIliams,V.A.Jr Beck Griffin McAlpin Sweeny
Cleveland Mahon Smith, S. C. Youngberg Belser Hathaway Merritt Tillett
Coleman Maness Smith, S. N., Jr. Zelmenovitz Bishop Horne Patton Turlington
Conner Moody Surles Burton Inman Pittman Varn
Cross Murray Sweeny Carmine Jernigan Putnal Webb
Nays: Chaires Jones, E. B. Revelle Weinstein
"Chappell Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W.
Alexander Cook King Putnal Conner King Saunders
Andrews Costin Knight Revelle Cook Knight Sheppard
Beasley Crews Lancaster Roberts, H. W. Yeas-40.
Beck Dukes Livingston Sheppard
Belser Gleaton Marshburn Shipp Nays-45.
Bishop Hathaway McAlpin Stewart, C. D. The motion was not agreed to, and Part 1 relating to
Carmine Inman Merritt Stewart, E. L. Rule 4 concerning pair votes was not adopted.
Chaires Jernigan Patton Varn
Chappell Jones, E. B. Pittman Webb
PAIR VOTE
Yeas-46.
Yes-6. I am paired with Mr. Allen of Bay. If he were here he
Nays-36. would vote "Nay," and I would vote "Yea".
The motion was agreed t9 and the amendment to the ANDREW J. MUSSELMAN, JR.
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Mr. Okeli moved the adoption of Part 2 of the foregoing Shaffer Surles Usina Williams,V.A.Jr.
report relating to Rule 33 concerning explanation of votes of Smith, S. C. Sweeny Westberry Youngberg
absent Members. Smith, S. N., Jr. Turlington Williams,G.W.
A roll call was demanded. Yeas-45.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of Part 2 the Nays-39.
result was: The motion was agreed to, and Part 3 of the Report of
Yeas: the Committee on Rules & Calendar was laid on the table.
Mr. Speaker Gleaton Orr Surles Mr. Crews moved that the House do now adjourn until
Arrington Griffin Patton Sweeny 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Ballinger Horne Petersen Tillett
Bartholomew Inman Pittman Turlington Pending consideration thereof-
Beck Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt Varn
Brewer Johnson, Tom Roberts, E. S. Webb Mr. Smith of Indian River offered a substitute motion that
Burton Knight Rowell Williams,G.W. the House adjourn after final consideration of House Bill
Carmine Lancaster Saunders Williams,J.R.A. No. 17-X or on the failure of a motion to read the bill a third
Coleman Livingston Shaffer Youngberg, time in full, until 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Conner Maness Smith, S. C. Zelmenovitz
Cook Moody Smith, S. N., Jr. A roll call was demanded.
Cross Murray Stewart, C. D.
Gibbons Okell When the vote was taken on the substitute motion, the
result was:
Nays:
Alexander Cleveland Jones, E. B. Revelle
Andrews Costin Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W. Mr. Speaker Gibbons Murray Smith, S. N., Jr.
Beasley Crews King Sheppard Arrington Gleaton Musselman Surles
Belser Dickinson Land Stewart, E. L. Ballinger Grimes Okell Sweeny
Bodiford Dukes Mahon Usina Bartholomew Hopkins Orr Usina
Boyd Grimes Marshburn Weinstein Boyd Horne Petersen Weinstein
Bryant Hathaway McAlpin Westberry Brewer Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt Westberry
Chaires Jernigan Putnal Williams,V.A.Jr. Bryant Johnson, Tom Roberts, E. S. Williams,G.W.
Chappell Land Rowell Williams,J.R.A.
Yeas-48. Coleman Mahon Saunders Williams,V.A.Jr
Cross Maness Shaffer Youngberg
Nays-32. Dickinson Moody Smith, S. C.
The motion was agreed to, and Part 2 of the Report of Nays:
the Committee on Rules & Calendar was adopted.
Alexander Conner King Roberts, H. W.
PAIR VOTES Andrews Cook Knight Sheppard
Beasley Costin Lancaster Shipp
I am paired with Mr. Allen of Bay. If he were here, he Beck Crews Livingston Stewart, C. D.
would vote "Nay", and I would vote "Yea". Belser Dukes Marshburn Stewart, E. L.
Bishop Griffin McAlpin Turlington
ANDREW J. MUSSELMAN, JR., Bodiford Hathaway Merritt Varn
Representative from Broward County Burton Inman Patton Webb
Carmine Jernigan Pittman Zelmenovitz
Mr. Okell moved the adoption of Part 3 of the foregoing Chaires Jones, E. B. Putnal
report relating to Rule 34 concerning days absent without Cleveland Jones, O. W. Revelle
excuse.
Pending consideration thereof- Yeas-43.
Mr. Beasley moved that Part 3 of the report be laid on Nays-42.
the table.
The substitute motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
A roll call was demanded.
Mr. Gleaton moved that the House now reconsider the vote
When the vote was taken on the motion to lay on the table, by which the substitute motion by Mr. Smith of Indian River
the result was: concerning adjournment was agreed to.

Yeas: Pending consideration thereof-
Alexander Costin Livingston Shipp
Andrews Crews Maness Stewart, C. D. Mr. Saunders moved that the motion to reconsider be laid
Beasley Dukes Marshburn Stewart, E. L. on the table.
Beck Gleaton McAlpin Tillett
Belser Horne Merritt Varn A roll call was demanded.
Bishop Inman Patton Webb
Brewer Jernigan Pittman Weinstein When the vote was taken on the motion to lay on the table,
Burton Jones, E. B. Putnal Williams,J.R.A. the result was:
Chaires Jones, O. W. Revelle Zelmenovitz
Chappell King Roberts, H. W. Yeas:
Conner Knight Saunders Mr. Speaker Cross Murray Surles
Cook Lancaster Sheppard Arrington Dickinson Musselman Sweeny
Nays: Ballinger Gibbons Okell Tillett
Bartholomew Grimes Orr Usina
Mr. Speaker Carmine Hathaway Murray Boyd Horne Petersen Weinstein
Arrington Cleveland Hopkins Okell Brewer Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt Westberry
Ballinger Coleman Johnson,C.R.Jr. Orr Bryant Johnson, Tom Roberts, E. S. Williams,G.W.
Bartholomew Cross Johnson, Tom Petersen Chappell Land Rowell Williams,J.R.A.
Bodiford Dickinson Land Pratt Cleveland Mahon Saunders Williams,V.A.Jr
Boyd Gibbons Mahon Roberts, E. S. Coleman Maness Smith, S. C. Youngberg
Bryant Grimes Moody Rowell Costin Moody Smith, S. N., Jr.












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Nays: Thirty-eighth district-Pasco county and Sumter county.
Alexander Cook King Roberts, H. W. -and insert the following in lieu thereof:
BeAndse Dkes ancaster Sheard Ninth district--Pasco county and Hernando county.
Beck Gleaton Livingston Shipp Fourteenth district-Columbia county.
Belser Griffin Marshburn Stewart, C. D.
Bishop Hathaway McAlpin Stewart, E. L. Fifteenth district-Union county and Bradford county.
Bodiford Hopkins Merritt Turlington
Burton Inman Patton Varn Sixteenth district-Nassau county, Baker county and Clay
Carmine Jernigan Pittman Webb county.
Chairs Jones, E.B. Putnal Zelmenovitz Twenty-first district-Levy county, Gilchrist county and
Conner Jones, 0. W. Revelle Dixie county.
Yeas-43. Thirty-sixth district-Manatee county and Sarasota county.
Nays-43. Thirty-eighth district-Citrus county and Sumter county.
The motion to lay on the table was not agreed to. The question recurred on the adoption of the amendment.
The question then recurred on the motion to reconsider. Pending consideration thereof-
A roll call was demanded. Without objection, Mr. Bishop withdrew the amendment.
When the vote was taken on the motion to reconsider, the
res t vote was taken on he motion to reconsider the Mr. Bishop of Columbia offered the following amendment
result wasto House Bill No. 17-X:
Yeas: In Section 2, strike out:
Alexander Cook Knight Saunders
Andrews Crews Lancaster Sheppard Ninth district-Sarasota county.
Beasley Dukes Livingston Shipp Fourteenth district-Columbia county, Gilchrist county and
Beck Gleaton Marshburn Stewart, C. D. Dixie county.
Belser Hathaway McAlpin Stewart, E. L.
Bishop Hopkins Merritt Turlington Twenty-first district-Levy county, Citrus county and Her-
Bodiford Inman Patton Varn nando county.
Burton Jernigan Pittman Webb
Carmine Jones, E. B. Putnal Zelmenovitz Thirty-sixth district-Manatee county.
Chaires Jones, O. W. Revelle
Conner King Roberts, H. W. Thirty-eighth district-Pasco county and Sumter county.
Nays: -and insert the following in lieu thereof:
Mr. Speaker Cross Moody Smith, S. N., Jr. Ninth district-Pasco county and Hernando county.
Balington Dicions Mu lman Sweeny Fourteenth district-Columbia county.
Bartholomew Griffin Okell Tillett Twenty-first district-Levy county, Gilchrist county and
Boyd Grimes Orr Usina Dixie county.
Brewer Horne Petersen Weinstein
Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt Westberry Thirty-sixth district-Manatee county and Sarasota county.
Chappell Johnson, Tom Roberts, E. S. Williams,G.W.
Cleveland Land Rowell Williams,J.R.A. Thirty-eighth district-Citrus county and Sumter county.
Coleman Mahon Shaffer Williams,V.A.Ji
Costin Maness Smith, S. C. Youngberg Mr. Bishop moved the adoption of the amendment.
Yeas-42. i [ A roll call was demanded.
Nays-44. When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend-
ment, the result was:
The motion was not agreed to, and the vote by which the Yeas:
substitute motion by Mr. Smith of Indian River concerning
adjournment was agreed to was not reconsidered. Alexander Chaires Inman McAlpin
Andrews Chappell Jernigan Merritt
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE GENERAL BILLS Beasley Conner Jones, E. B. Patton
ON SECOND READING Beck Crews King Putnal
Belser Dukes Knight Roberts, H. W.
H. B. No. 17-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion Bishop Gleaton Lancaster Stewart, E. L.
the representation of the State of Florida in the Senate of Bodiford Griffin Marshburn Varn
the State of Florida.
Nays:
-was taken up, having been read a second time on July
15 and now pending on motion by Mr. Bishop to adopt an Mr. Speaker Gibbons Okell Surles
amendment, which amendment reads as follows: Ballinger Grimes Orr Sweeny
Bartholomew Hathaway Petersen Tillett
In Section 2, following the words to-wit: strike out: Boyd Hopkins Pittman Turlington
Ninth district-Sarasota County. Brewer Horne Pratt Usina
Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Roberts, E. S. Weinstein
Fourteenth district-Columbia county, Gilchrist county, and Burton Johnson, Tom Rowell Westberry
Dixie county. Carmine Land Saunders Williams,G.W.
Cleveland Livingston Shaffer Williams,J.R.A.
Fifteenth district-Clay county and Bradford county. Coleman Mahon Sheppard Williams,V.A.Ji
Cook Maness Shipp Youngberg
Sixteenth district-Nassau county, Baker county and Union Costin Moody Smith, S. C. Zelmenovitz
county. Cross Murray Smith, S. N., Jr.
Twenty-first district-Levy county, Citrus county and Her- Dickinson Musselman Stewart, C. D.
nando county. Yeas-28.

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The motion was not agreed to and the amendment was Messrs. Conner of Bradford and Andrews of Union offered
not adopted. the following amendment to House Bill No. 17-X:
Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte offered the following amend- In Section 2, following the words "Fifteenth District" strike
ment to House Bill No. 17-X: out "Clay" and insert in lieu thereof: "Union" and following
the words "Sixteenth District-Nassau county, Baker County
In Section 2 strike out: and" strike out "Union" and insert in lieu thereof: "Clay".
"Twenty-seventh District-Hardee County, Highlands Coun- Mr. Andrews moved the adoption of the amendment.
ty, DeSoto County and Charlotte County" and "Twenty-ninth
District-Lee County, Hendry County and Collier County" A noll call was demanded.
-and insert the following in lieu thereof: When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend-
ment, the result was:
"Twenty-seventh District-Hardee County, Highlands Coun- meant, the result was:
ty and DeSoto County" and "Twenty-ninth District-Char- Yeas:
lotte County, Lee County, Hendry County and Collier County"
Alexander Chaires Jones, E.B. Pittman
Mr. Hathaway moved the adoption of the amendment. Andrews Conner King Putnal
Ballinger Costin Lancaster Revelle
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was adopted. Beck Crews Livingston Roberts, H. W.
Belser Cross Mahon Shipp
Messrs. Stewart of Hendry and Bishop of Columbia offered Bishop Dukes Maness Sweeny
the following amendment to House Bill No. 17-X: Bodiford Hathaway Marshburn Turlington
In the preamble, following the words "The State of Florida" Brewer Horne McAlpin Usina
strike out: Burton Inman Merritt Varn
Carmine Jerniganr Patton Weinstein
"WHEREAS, the 1955 legislature has re-examined the ap-
portionment of the state of Florida according to the last Nays:
official census, and Mr. Speaker Gibbons Musselman Smith, S. C.
WHEREAS, after due study and consideration by the legis- Arrington Gleaton Okell Smith, S. N., Jr.
lature it has been decided that the following apportionment Bartholomew Griffin Orr Stewart, C.D.
is equitable and as nearly equal in population as practicable, Beasley Grimes Petersen Stewart, E. L.
NOW THEREFORE," Boyd Hopkins Pratt Surles
Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Roberts, E. S. Tillett
Mr. Bishop moved the adoption of the amendment. Cleveland Johnson, Tom Rowell Williams,G.W.
Coleman Land Saunders Williams,J.R.A.
A roll call was demanded. Cook Moody Shaffer Williams,V.A.Jr
Dickinson Murray Sheppard Youngberg
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend- Dckson Murray Sheppard Youngberg
ment, the result was: Yeas-40.
Yeas: Nays-40.
Alexander Dukes Marshburn Sheppard The motion was not agreed to and the amendment was
Andrews Gleaton McAlpin Shipp not adopted.
Beasley Inman Merritt Stewart, C. D.
Beck Jernigan Orr Stewart, E. L. Mr. Crews moved that the House now reconsider the vote
Belser Jones, E. B. Patton Turlington by which the amendment offered by Messrs. Conner and
Bishop Jones, O. W. Pittman Varn Andrews to House Bill No. 17-X failed of adoption.
Bodiford King Putnal
Baiford Knight Pnale A roll call was demanded.
Chaires Knight Revelle
Crews Lancaster Roberts, H. W. When the vote was taken on the motion to reconsider, the
result was:
Nays:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Costin Maness Surles
Arrington Cross Moody Sweeny Alexander Conner King Putnal
Ballinger Dickinson Murray Tillett Andrews -ostin Knight Revelle
Bartholomew Gibbons Musselman Usina Ballinger Crews Lancaster Roberts, H. W.
Boyd Griffin Okell Weinstein Beasley Cross Livingston Sheppard
Brewer Grimes Petersen Westberry Beck Dukes Mahon Shipp
Bryant Hopkins Pratt Williams,G.W. Belser Gibbons Maness Smith, S. N., Jr.
Carmine Horne Roberts, E. S. Williams,J.R.A. Bishop Gleaton Marshburn Stewart, C. D.
Chappell Johnson,C.R.Jr. Rowell Williams,V.A.Jr. Bodiford Hathaway McAlpin Stewart, E. L.
Cleveland Johnson, Tom Saunders Youngberg Brewer Horne Merritt Sweeny
Coleman Land Shaffer Zelmenovitz Burton Inman Moody Turlington
Conner Livingston Smith, S. C. Carmine Jernigan Musselman Varn
Cook Mahon Smith, S. N., Jr. Chaires Jones, E. B. Patton Zelmenovitz
Yeas-33. Chappell Jones, O. W. Pittman
Yeas-33.
Nays-50. Nays:
Mr. Speaker Dickinson Orr Surles
The motion was not agreed to and the amendment was Arrington Griffin Petersen Tillett
not adopted. Bartholomew Grimes Pratt Usina
Boyd Hopkins Roberts, E. S. Weinstein
Mr. Gleaton of Citrus offered the following amendment to Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Rowell Williams,G.W.
House Bill No. 17-X: Cleveland Land Saunders Williams,J.R.A.
Strike out the enacting clause. Coleman Murray Shaffer Williams,V.A.Jr
Cook Okell Smith, S. C. Youngberg
Mr. Gleaton moved the adoption of the amendment. Yeas-5
Pending consideration thereof- Nays-32.
Mr. Cross moved that the amendment be laid on the table. The motion was agreed to and the vote by which the
The motion was agreed to and the vote by which the
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was laid amendment to House Bill No. 17-X failed of adoption was
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The question recurred on the adoption of the amendment. Livingston Orr Smith, S. N., Jr. Westberry
Mahon Petersen Surles Williams,G.W.
A roll call was demanded. Maness Pratt Sweeny Williams,J.R.A.
Moody Roberts, E. S. Tillett Williams,V.A.Jr.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend- Murray Rowell Turlington Youngberg
ment, the result was: Musselman Shaffer Usina Zelmenovitz
Yeas: Okell Smith, S. C. Weinstein
Alexander Chappell King Revelle Nays:
Andrews Conner Knight Roberts, H. W. Alexander Crews Lancaster Saunders
Ballinger Costin Lancaster Sheppard Arrington Dukes Marshburn Sheppard
Beasley Crews Livingston Shipp Beasley Gleaton McAlpin Shipp
Beck Cross Mahon Stewart, C. D. Beck Inman Merritt Stewart, C. D.
Belser Dukes Maness Sweeny Belser Jernigan Patton Stewart, E. L.
Bishop Hathaway Marshburn Turlington Bishop Jones, E. B. Pittman Varn
Bodiford Horne McAlpin Varn Bodiford Jones, O. W. Putnal
Brewer Inman Merritt Weinstein Chaires King Revelle
Burton Jernigan Patton Zelmenovitz Chappell Knight Roberts, H. W.
Carmine Jones, E. B. Pittman
Chaires Jones, O. W. Putnal Yeas-51.
Nays: Nays-33.
Mr. Speaker Gleaton Okell Surles The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
Arrington Griffin Orr Tillett under Rule 51, House Bill No. 17-X was ordered engrossed.
Bartholomew Grimes Petersen Usina
Boyd Hopkins Pratt Williams,G.W. REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Roberts, E. S. Williams,J.R.A.
Cleveland Johnson, Tom Rowell Williams,V.A.Jr. July 19, 1955
Coleman Land Saunders Youngberg Honorable Ted David,
Cook Moody Shaffer Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Dickinson Murray Smith, S. C.
Gibbons Musselman Smith, S. N., Jr. Sir:
Yeas-46. Your Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling to which was
referred-(after Second Reading) House Bill No. 17-X-with
Nays-37. amendments, begs leave to report the amendments have been
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was adopted. incorporated in the bill and the same has been carefully ex-
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was adopted. amined and correctly engrossed and is herewith returned.
Mr. Westberry moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 17-X, as amended, be read a third time in full and Very respectfully,
placed upon its passage. W. M. Inman, Chairman,
Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion, the result was: -and House Bill No. 17-X was ordered placed on the Calen-
Yeas: dar of House General Bills for Third Reading.
Mr. Speaker Bryant Cook Grimes Mr. Beasley moved that the House do now adjourn.
Andrews Burton Costin Hopkins
Ballinger Carmine Cross Home The motion was agreed to.
Bartholomew Cleveland Dickinson Johnson,C.R.Jr.
Boyd Coleman Gibbons Johnson, Tom Thereupon, at the hour of 6:52 P.M., the House stood ad-
Brewer Conner Griffin Land journed until 11:00 A.M. tomorrow.












JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Wednesday, July 20, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M. its duties as outlined in section 1 hereof do report to this
body the results of the hearings conducted as well as a
The roll was taken and the following Members were re- proposed plan of reapportionment of the state senate based
corded present: thereon.
Mr. Speaker Costin Lancaster Saunders -was taken up, having been read in full on July 19.
Alexander Crews Land Shaffer
Allen Cross Livingston Sheppard Mr. Tillett moved the adoption of the resolution.
Andrews Dickinson Mahon Shipp
Arrington Dukes Maness Smith, S. C. The motion was not agreed to, and House Resolution No.
Ballinger Duncan Marshburn Smith, S. N., Jr. 18-X was not adopted.
Bartholomew Gibbons McAlpin Stewart, C. D. H. C. R. NO. 19-X-A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION LIM-
Beasley Gleaton Merritt Stewart, E. L. ITING THE PERIODS OF RECESS OF THE 1955 REAPPOR-
Beck Griffin Moody Surles TIONMENT EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE LEGIS-
Belser Grimes Murray Sweeny LATURE.
Bishop Hathaway Musselman Tillett
Bodiford Herrell Okell Turlington BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Boyd Hopkins Orr Usina OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
Brewer Home Patton Varn That the House of Representatives and the Senate for the
Burton Inman Petersen Webb remainder of this extraordinary session do limit the period
Carmine Jernigan Pittman Weinstein of any recess between sessions to twenty-four (24) hours,
Chaires Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt Westberry exclusive of Saturdays and Sundays.
Chappell Johnson, Tom Pruitt Williams,G.W.
Cleveland Jones, E. B. Putnal Williams,J.R.A. -was taken up.
Coleman Jones, O. W. Revelle Williams,V.A.Jr Mr. Beasley called a point of order that it was the intent of
Conner King Roberts, E. S. Youngberg his motion to lay on the table made on July 19 to include that
Cook Knight Rowell Zelmenovitz portion of the Report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar
Excused: Messrs. Bryant, Cobb, Jones of Collier, Page, dated July 15 relating to the introduction of the foregoing
Papy, Peeples and Roberts of Suwannee. concurrent resolution.
The Speaker ruled the point well taken and declared House
A quorum present. Concurrent Resolution No. 19-X out of order.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE GENERAL BILLS
Carmichael, Guest Chaplain: FOR THIRD READING
Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings, with Thy most gracious H. B. No. 17-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion
favor, and further us with Thy continual help, that in all the representation of the State of Florida in the Senate of
our works, begun, continued, and ended in Thee, we may the State of Florida.
glorify Thy Holy Name, and finally by Thy mercy obtain
everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. -was taken up, having been read the second time on
July 19 and amended.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL Mr. Saunders of Clay offered the following amendment to
The Journal for Tuesday, July 19, was ordered corrected, House Bill No. 17-X:
and as corrected was approved.
In Section 2, strike out:
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS,
CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS Sixteenth District-Nassau County, Baker County and Clay
County
Without objection, consideration of House Concurrent Reso-
lutions Nos. 13-X, 14-X, 15-X and 16-X was temporarily Twenty-Sixth District-Putnam County
deferred. -and insert the following in lieu thereof:
H. R. No. 18-X-A RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE
APPOINTMENT OF A COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT PUBLIC Sixteenth District-Nassau County and Baker County
HEARINGS RELATIVE TO REAPPORTIONMENT AND REC-
OMMEND TO THE LEGISLATURE A PROPOSED PLAN OF Twenty-Sixth District-Putnam County and Clay County
RE-APPORTIONMENT TO THIS BODY. Mr. Saunders moved the adoption of the amendment.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA: A roll call was demanded:
Section 1. That the speaker of the house of representa- When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend-
tives appoint a committee of seven (7) members of the house, ment, the result was:
who shall conduct public hearings in the county seats of
those counties which should be affected by reapportionment Yeas:
of the senatorial districts of the state on the basis of popu-
lation in that such counties are subject to change in the Ballinger Herrell Okell Surles
district in which they have been located or an increase of Bartholomew Hopkins Orr Sweeny
the number of counties in the district in which such counties Boyd Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen Tillett
are located. That the speaker be authorized to appoint a Brewer Johnson, Tom Pratt Usina
chairman of said committee and recommend to the commit- Carmine Land Pruitt Webb
tee an intenary of times and places of said reapportionment Cleveland Mahon Roberts, E.S. Weinstein
hearings throughout the state. That the senator of each of Coleman Maness Rowell Westberry
the districts wherein such hearings are had be invited to Dickinson McAlpin Saunders Williams,G.W.
take part in all meetings held in his district. Gibbons Moody Shaffer Williams,J.R.A.
Griffin Murray Smith, S. C. Williams,V.A.Jr
Section 2. That the said committee upon completion of Grimes Musselman Smith, S.N., Jr. Youngberg

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July 20, 1955 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 73

Nays: Yeas:
Alexander Chappell Inman Pittman Bishop Jernigan Pruitt Stewart, E. L.
Allen Conner Jernigan Putnal Chappell Jones, E. B. Putnal Williams,V.A.Jr
Andrews Cook Jones, E. B. Revelle Cleveland Livingston Revelle
Arrington Costin Jones, O. W. Sheppard Dukes Okell Shipp
Beasley Crews King Shipp
Beck Cross Knight Stewart, C. D. Nays:
Belser Dukes Lancaster Stewart, E. L. Alexander Dickinson Mahon Smith, S. C.
Bishop Duncan Livingston Turlington Allen Duncan Maness Smith, S. N., Jr.
Bodiford Gleaton Marshburn Varn Andrews Gibbons Marshburn Surles
Burton Hathaway Merritt Zelmenovitz Arrington Gleaton McAlpin Sweeny
Chaires Home Patton Ballinger Griffin Merritt Tillett
Bartholomew Grimes Moody Turlington
Yeas-44. Beasley Hathaway Murray Usina
Nays-43. Belser Herrell Musselman Varn
Bodiford Hopkins Orr Webb
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted. Boyd Home Patton Weinstein
Brewer Inman Petersen Westberry
Mr. Webb moved that the House now reconsider the vote Carmine Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pittman Williams,G.W.
by which the amendment by Mr. Saunders was adopted. Chaires Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams,J.R.A.
Coleman King Roberts, E. S. Youngberg
A roll call was demanded. Cook Knight Rowell Zelmenovitz
When the vote was taken on the motion to reconsider, Costin Lancaster Saunders
the result was: Cross Land Shaffer
Yeas: Yeas-14.
Alexander Conner King Sheppard Nays-66.
Allen Cook Knight Shipp The motion was not agreed to, and the amendment was
Andrews Crews Lancaster Stewart, C. D. not adopted.
Beasley Cross Livingston Stewart, E. L.
Beck Dukes Marshburn Sweeny Mr. Westberry moved that the rules be waived and House
Belser Duncan Merritt Turlington Bill No. 17-X be read a third time in full and placed upon
Bishop Gleaton Patton Varn its passage.
Bodiford Hathaway Pittman Webb
Burton Home Pruitt Zelmenovitz A roll call was ordered.
Charpell Jon EB. Revele When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Westberry,
S J the result was:
Nays: Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Grimes Murray Surles
Arrington Herrell Musselman Tillett Mr. Speaker Duncan Moody Surles
Ballinger Hopkins Okell Usina Arrington Gibbons Murray Sweeny
Bartholomew Inman Orr Weinstein Ballinger Griffin Musselman Tillett
Boyd Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen Westberry Bartholomew Grimes Okell Usina
Brewer Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams,G.W. Boyd Herrell Orr Weinstein
Carmine Jones, O. W. Roberts, E. S. Williams,J.R.A. Brewer Hopkins Petersen Westberry
Cleveland Land Rowell Williams,V.A.Jr Burton Home Pratt Williams,G.W.
Coleman Mahon Saunders Youngberg Cleveland Johnson, Tom Roberts, E. S. Williams,J.R.A.
Dickinson Maness Shaffer Coleman Johnson,C.R.Jr. Rowell Williams,V.A.Jr
Gibbons McAlpin Smith, S. C. Conner Land Saunders Youngberg
Griffin Moody Smith, S. N., Jr. Cook Livingston Shaffer Zelmenovitz
Cross Mahon Smith, S. C.
Yeas-42. Dickinson Maness Smith, S. N., Jr.
Nays-45. Nays:
The motion was not agreed to, and the vote by which the Alexander Chappell King Putnal
amendment by Mr. Saunders was adopted was not recon- Allen Crews Knight Revelle
sidered. Beasley Dukes Lancaster Sheppard
Beck Gleaton Marshburn Shipp
Mr. Pruitt of Jefferson offered the following amendment Belser Hathaway McAlpin Stewart, C. D.
to House Bill No. 17-X: Bishop Inman Merritt Stewart, E. L.
Bodiford Jernigan Patton Turlington
In Section 2 strike out: Carmine Jones, E. B. Pittman Varn
"Fifth District-Gulf County, Franklin County and Cal- Chaires Jones, W. Pruitt Webb
houn County" and Yeas-50.
"Twenty-Second District-Jefferson County, Wakulla Coun- Nays-36.
ty and Liberty County" The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
-and insert the following in lieu thereof: House Bill No. 17-X, as amended, was not read a third time.

"Fifth District-Gulf County, Franklin County, Calhoun Under Rule 51, House Bill No. 17-X was ordered engrossed.
County and Liberty County" and Mr. Beasley called a point of order that under Rule 52,
"Twenty-second District-Jefferson County and Wakulla it would require a waiver of the rules and a two-thirds vote
County" of the Members present to read House Bill No. 17-X a third
time on this legislative day even if the bill were returned to
Mr. Pruitt moved the adoption of the amendment, the House today engrossed.
A roll call was demanded. Pending the Speaker's ruling-
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend- Mr. Surles called a point of order that if the bill were
ment, the result was: returned to the House today properly engrossed it would re-












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quire only a majority vote to read it the third time in full, Mr. Beck moved the adoption of the amendment.
as the bill had been read the second time on July 19, amended,
engrossed, returned to the House and placed on the Calendar A roll call was demanded.
of House General Bills for Third Reading. When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend-
The Speaker requested a recommendation of the Committee ment, the result was:
on Parliamentary Procedure on the points raised by Messrs. Yeas:
Beasley and Surles.as
Alexander Chappell Knight Revelle
Mr. Murray moved that the House stand in informal recess Allen Conner Lancaster Sheppard
until 12:00 Noon today. Beasley Crews Livingston Turlington
The motion was agreed to. Beck Dukes Marshburn Varn
Belser Duncan Merritt Webb
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:41 A.M., the House stood in Bishop Jernigan Patton
informal recess. Bodiford Jones, E. B. Pruitt
Chaires King Putnal
The House reconvened at 12:00 Noon.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR Nays:
Arrington Griffin Moody Surles
The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum. Ballinger Grimes Murray Sweeny
A quorum of 86 Members present. Bartholomew Herrell Musselman Tillett
Boyd Hopkins Okell Usina
Mr. Mahon, vice-chairman of the Committee on Parliamen- Burton Horne Orr Weinstein
tary Procedure, reported that the committee had conferred Brewer Inman Petersen Westberry
on the points of order raised by Messrs. Beasley and Surles, Cleveland Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt Williams,G.W.
and that the committee was of the opinion that under Rule Coleman Johnson, Tom Roberts, E. S. Williams,J.R.A.
52 it would require a waiver of the rules and a two-thirds Cook Jones, O. W. Saunders Williams,V.A.Jr
vote for House Bill No. 17-X to be read a third time in full Costin Land Shaffer Youngberg
today after engrossment. Cross Mahon Shipp Zelmenovitz
Gibbons Maness Smith, S. C.
The Speaker therefore ruled the point of order raised by Gleaton McAlpin Smith, S. N., Jr.
Mr. Beasley was well taken, and that it would require a
waiver of the rules and a two-thirds vote to read House Bill Yeas-29.
No. 17-X a third time in full today. Nays-50.
REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE The motion was not agreed to, and the amendment was
July 20, 1955 not adopted.
Your Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling to which was The question again recurred on the motion by Mr. West-
referred-(after Second Reading) House Bill No. 17-X. berry that the rules be waived and House Bill No. 17-X, as
amended, be read a third time in full and placed upon its
-with amendments, begs leave to report the amendments passage.
have been incorporated in the bill, and the same has been
carefully examined and correctly engrossed and is herewith A roll call was ordered.
returned.
Very respectfully, When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Westberry,
W. M. Inman, Chairman, the result was:
Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling.
-and House Bill No. 17-X was ordered placed on the calendar Yeas:
of House General Bills for Third Reading. Mr. Speaker Gibbons Murray Sweeny
CONTINUATION OF CONSIDERATION OF Arrington Gleaton Musselman Tillett
Ballinger Griffin Okell Turlington
HOUSE GENERAL BILLS FOR THIRD READING Bartholomew Grimes Orr Usina
H. B. No. 17-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion Boyd Herrell Petersen Weinstein
the representation of the State of Florida in the Senate of Brewer Hopkins Pratt Westberry
the State of Florida. Burton Horne Roberts, E. S. Williams,G.W.
Chappell Johnson,C.R.Jr. Rowell Williams,J.R.A.
-was taken up, having been read the second time on Cleveland Johnson, Tom Saunders Williams,V.A.Jr
July 19 and amended, and further amended today. Coleman Land Shaffer Youngberg
Cook Livingston Smith, S. C. Zelmenovitz
Mr. Turlington moved that the House now reconsider the Costin Mahon Smith, S. N., Jr.
vote by which the motion by Mr. Westberry that the rules Cross Maness Stewart, C. D.
be waived and House Bill No. 17-X, as amended, be read a Duncan Moody Surles
third time in full and placed upon its passage was not agreed
to. Nays:
The motion was agreed to, and the vote was reconsidered. Alexander Chaires King Pruitt
Andrews Crews Knight Putnal
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Westberry Beasley Dukes Lancaster Revelle
that the rules be waived and House Bill No. 17-X, as amended, Beck Hathaway Marshburn Sheppard
be read a third time in full and placed upon its passage. Belser Inman McAlpin Shipp
Pending consideration thereof- Bishop Jernigan Merritt Stewart, E. L.
Bodiford Jones, E. B. Patton Varn
Mr. Beck of Putnam offered the following amendment to Carmine Jones, 0. W. Pittman Webb
House Bill No. 17-X:
Yeas-53.
In Section 2, strike out: "Thirty-first District- St. Johns
County and Flagler County" and "Sixteenth District- Nassau Nays-32.
County and Baker County" and "Twenty-Sixth District -
Putnam County and Clay County," and insert the following The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
in lieu thereof: "Thirty-first District-St. Johns County, Flag- House Bill No. 17-X was not read a third time in full.
ler County and Clay County" and "Sixteenth District-"Nassau
County and Baker County," and "Twenty-sixth District Mr. Okell moved that the House stand in informal recess
Putnam County." for five minutes.












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The motion was agreed to. Nays:
Alexander Crews King Putnal
Thereupon, at the hour of 12:40 P.M., the House stood Allen Cross Knight Revelle
in informal recess. Beasley Dukes Lancaster Shipp
Beck Duncan Marshburn Stewart, C. D.
The House reconvened at 12:45 P.M. Belser Gleaton McAlpin Varn
Bishop Inman Merritt Webb
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. Bodiford Jernigan Patton
Chaires Jones, E. B. Pittman
The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum. Chappell Jones, O. W. Pruitt

A quorum of 87 Members present. Yeas-54.
Nays-33.
Mr. Crews moved that the rules be waived and House Bill So the bill passed, as amended.
No. 17-X, as amended, be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage. Mr. Westberry moved that the rules be further waived
upon s passage. and House Bill No. 17-X be immediately certified to the
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House Senate.
Bill No. 17-X was read a third time in full. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 17-X was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the Mr. Okell moved that the House stand in informal recess
result was: until 1:00 P.M. today.

Yeas: The motion was agreed to.
S r G s M y S Thereupon, at the hour of 12:54, the House stood in in-
Mr. Speaker Gibbons Murray Surles formal recess.
Andrews Griffin Musselman Sweeny f ees.
Arrington Grimes Okell Tillett The House reconvened at 1:00 P.M.
Ballinger Hathaway Orr Turlington THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
Bartholomew Herrell Petersen Usina
Boyd Hopkins Pratt Weinstein The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum.
Brewer Horne Roberts, E. S. Westberry A quorum of 83 Members present
Burton Johnson,C.R.Jr. Rowell Williams,G.W. A 83 Members present.
Carmine Johnson, Tom Saunders Williams,J.R.A. Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn until 9:00
Cleveland Land Shaffer Williams,V.A.Jr A.M. tomorrow.
Coleman Livingston Sheppard Youngberg The motion was agreed to.
Conner Mahon Smith, S. C. Zelmenovitz
Cook Maness Smith, S. N., Jr. Thereupon, at the hour of 1:05 P.M., the House stood ad-
Costin Moody Stewart, E. L. journed until 9:00 A.M. tomorrow.












JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Thursday, July 21, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 9:00 A.M. days without regard to fractional parts of a day? As an
example, if the House, without consent of the Senate,
The roll was taken and the following Members were re- should adjourn on Friday, 12 noon, July 15, 1955, when
corded present: must it reconvene to avoid violation of the constitutional
Mr. Speaker Gleaton Merritt Smith, S. C. provision?
Alexander Griffin Moody Smith, S. N., Jr.
Arrington Grimes Murray Stewart, C.D. Intentionally, I have stated an example involving a Sunday.
Ballinger Hathaway Okell Stewart, E. L. The intervening Sunday, July 17, is excluded in any method
Bartholomew Hopkins Orr Surles of computing such time. Croissant vs. DeSoto Imp. Co. Fla.,
Beck Home Patton Sweeny 101 So. 307.
Belser Inman Petersen Tillett
Bodiford rnigan Pittman Turlington Respectable argument can be made that the "three days"
Burton Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt Usina here involved should be construed as three clear days. How-
Carmine Jones, E. B. Pruitt Varn ever, in absence of specific court ruling, we feel that ordinary
Chaires Jones, 0. W. Revelle Weinstein caution dictates a more limited construction.
Cleveland King Roberts, E. S. Williams,G.W.
Coleman Knight Roberts, H. W. Williams,J.RA. It seems well established that when an act is to be per-
Cross Lancaster Rowell Williams,V.A.Jr, formed within a specified time the general rule for the compu-
Dukes Land Shaffer Youngberg station is to exclude the first day and include the last. Crois-
Duncan Livingston Sheppard sant vs. DeSoto Improvement Co., supra; Smithie vs. State,
Gibbons Marshburn Shipp Fla., 101 So. 277. Both those cases involved the ten-day period
of time "after the adjournment" of the Legislature, originally
Excused: Messrs. Boyd, Maness, Conner, Bishop, Costin, provided in Article III, Section 28, Florida Constitution. The
Andrews, Johnson of Hillsborough, Beasley, Putnal, Cook, cases actually settled the question of whether intervening
Musselman, Herrell, Westberry, Zelmenovitz, McAlpin, Dickin- Sundays should be included or excluded in the count of time.
son, Jones of Collier, Allen, Crews, Saunders, Webb, Bryant, However, in the former case the Court in stating the men-
Chappell, Brewer, Mahon, Papy, Page, Cobb and Peeples. tioned general rule above remarked that, "This rule has been
A quorum present. applied in computing the period of time within which a bill
duly passed and presented will become a law if not returned
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Oliver or filed with his objections by the Governor. State vs. Michel,
Carmichael, Guest Chaplain: 52 La. Ann. 936, 27 South. 565, 78 Am. St. Rep. 364; Beaudean
Almighty God, we entreat Thee to forward the things which vs Cape Girardeau, 71 Mo. 392; Carter vs. Henry, 87 Miss. 411
Thou hast inspired in us, and to establish upon us the works 39 South. 690", and others. It appears further from the case
of our hands. Let Thy grace bring beauty unto our spirits. that the 1921 regular session of the Legislature adjourned sine
Let Thy love make us strong and keep us holy. Let Thy die at 12:00 noon Friday, June 3, 1921; and the Court re-
service set us free. And finally let Thy knowledge be in marked that "the period of time from June 3 to June 14, apply-
eternal life. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ing this rule, excludes the 3 and includes the 14. The number
of days within this period is 11." The Smithie Case above in-
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL volved the same question concerning Sundays in relation to
The Journal for Wednesday, July 13, was ordered further the same legislative session. The Court stated in that case:
corrected as follows:ordered further "Our conclusion, therefore, is that the act became a law on
corrected as follows the 13th day of June, 1921, and that the Governor's objections
Without objection, Mr. King of St. Lucie requested that to it were filed too late", such objections having been filed on
the Journal for July 13 be corrected so as to strike out lines June 14, 1921.
5, 6, 7 and 8, counting from the bottom of the page on page
2, column 1, the result of which would be to strike out his It is to be noted that in neither of these Florida cases is
pair vote with Mr. Rowell of Martin. mention made of a fractional part of a day or of computing
the mentioned 10-day period from 12:00 o'clock noon, Friday,
The Journal for Wednesday, July 13, as further corrected, June 3, 1921. The general rule seems to be that fractions of
was approved, a day are not considered in the legal computation of time, the
day on which an act is to be done or an event occurs being
The Journal for Wednesday, July 20, was ordered corrected, wholly included or excluded. 52 Am. Jur. 399, Section 15, 86
and as corrected, was approved. C.J.S. 900, Section 16. In Carter vs. Henry, supra, the court
held that the word "day" as used in its Constitution providing
COMMUNICATIONS that if any bill shall not be returned by the Governor within
The following communication was received: five days, Sundays excepted, after it shall have been presented
to him, it shall become a law, meant a full day of twenty-four
July 15, 1955 hours. In the case of State vs. Michel, supra (cited in the
Honorable Ted David, Speaker Croissant Case) it was stated that "day" was used in the Louisi-
House of Representatives ana Constitution in the sense of beginning at 12 o'clock mid-
Tallahassee, Florida night and extending to the next 12 o'clock midnight. And to
same effect see Price vs. Whitman, 8 Cal. 412; Opinion of
Dear Mr. David: Justices, 45 N.H. 610; People vs. Hatch, 33 Ill. 137; Seven Hick-
ory vs. Ellery, 103 U.S. 423; Hyde vs. White, 24 Tex. 137; Ala-
Re: Adjournment of House; computation of time; Art. bama Building Commission vs. Jordan, Ala., 48 So. 2d 565; An-
III, Sec. 13, Fla. Const. notation, 6 Ann. Cas. 717.

The question which has been submitted to me is substan- As far as we have been able to ascertain our Supreme Court
tially as follows: has only once touched upon the matter of fractional days in
the computation of time, and that quite recently. In the dis-
Does the provision in Article III, Section 13, Florida senting opinion of Justice Terrell in the case of Tappy vs.
Constitution, that "neither (House) shall, without the State of Florida, etc., Case No. 26342, opinion filed July 8, 1955,
consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days" we find this statement which does not appear to be in conflict
fix a time limit of seventy-two hours or refer to three with any part of the majority opinion in the case:

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"Since the law does not recognize fractions of the day 1955 (excluding Sunday, July 17) expires at midnight, Tues-
and under the last cited provisions of the Constitution day, July 19, 1955.
Collins was elected to fill the unexpired term of McCarty Sincerely,
'commencing on the first Tuesday after the first Monday RICHARD W. ERVIN
in January next,' there can be no escape from the con- Prepared by: Attorney General
clusion that Collins' term commenced at midnight, Jan-
uary 3, 1955, at which time Acting Governor Johns' tenure HOWARD S. BAILEY
expired." Assistant Attorney General
FRED M. BURNS
In view of the foregoing, in my opinion the question is Assistant Attorney General
answered as follows:
Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn until 4:00
In computing adjournment "for more than three days", P.M., Monday, July 25, or upon the call of the Speaker, which-
as such words are used in Article III, Section 13, Florida ever is earlier.
Constitution, fractional parts of days are not to be considered; The motion was agreed to.
hence, the 72-hour rule stated in the question is disregarded.
In the particular example given immediately following the Thereupon, at the hour of 9:09 A.M., the House stood ad-
question, and disregarding fractional parts of days, it appears journed until 4:00 P.M. Monday, July 25, or upon the call
that the three-day period following Friday, 12 noon, July 15, of the Speaker, whichever is earlier.













JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


MONDAY, JULY 25, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:00 P. M. designated by numbers, and the said thirty-eight districts
shall be composed each of the counties mentioned and named
The roll was taken and the following Members were re- after the respective numbered districts as follows:
corded present:
First District-Santa Rosa county and Okaloosa county.
Mr. Speaker Conner Knight Rowell
Alexander Cook Lancaster Shaffer Second District-Escambia county.
Arrington Costin Livingston Sheppard
Ballinger Crews Mahon Smith, S. C. Third District-Walton county, Holmes county and Wash-
Bartholomew Cross Maness Smith, S. N., Jr. ington county.
Beasley Dickinson Marshburn Stewart, C. D.Distrin
Beck Dukes McAlpin Stewart, E. L. Fourth District-Jackson county.
Belser Gibbons Merritt Surles Fifth District-Liberty county, Franklin county, Gulf county
Bishop Gleaton Moody Sweeny and Calhoun county.
Bodiford Grimes Murray Tillett
Boyd Hathaway Musselman Turlington Sixth District-Gadsden county.
Brewer Hopkins Patton Usina
Bryant Home Petersen Varn Seventh District-Polk county.
Burton Inman Pittman Webb
Carmine Jernigan Pratt Weinstein Eighth District-Leon county.
Chaires Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pruitt Williams,G.W. Ninth District-Pasco county and Hernando county.
Chappell Johnson, Tom Putnal Williams,V.A.Jr.
Cleveland Jones, E. B. Revelle Youngberg Tenth District-Madison county and Taylor county.
Coleman Jones, 0. W. Roberts, H. W. Zelmenovitz
Eleventh District-Pinellas county.
Excused: Messrs. Allen, Land, Griffin, Andrews, Duncan,
Roberts of Palm Beach, Orr, Westberry, Jones of Collier, Twelfth District-St. Lucie county, Indian River county
Papy, Page, Peeples, Williams of Pasco, Shipp, Cobb, Herrell, and Martin county.
King, Okell and Saunders.
King, Okell and Saunders. Thirteenth District-Dade county.
A quorum present.
A quorum present. Fourteenth District-Columbia county.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Travis
J. Northcutt, Guest Chaplain: Fifteenth District-Union county and Bradford county.
Our Father, we realize the truthfulness of the prophet's Sixteenth District-Nassau county, Baker county and Clay
words that "when there is no vision the people perish." Grant county.
unto us the vision to see beyond our own needs and desires; Seventeenth District-Suwannee county, Hamilton county
help us to see beyond the needs and desires of our own land and Lafayette county.
and people; help us, O God, to see clearly the needs of all
mankind. Amen. Eighteenth District-Duval county.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL Nineteenth District-Orange county.
The Journal for Thursday, July 21, was ordered corrected, Twentieth District-Marion county.
and as corrected was approved.
Twenty-first District-Levy county, Dixie county and Gil-
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE christ county.
The following message from the Senate was received Twenty-second District-Jefferson county and Wakulla
and read: county.
Tallahassee, Florida
Twenty-third District-Lake county.
July 25, 1955
Hon. Ted David, Twenty-fourth District-Monroe county.
Speaker of the House of Representatives. Twenty-fifth District-Bay county.
Sir'
Sir: Twenty-sixth District-Putnam county.
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has respectfully denied the re- Twenty-seventh District-Hardee county, Highlands county
quest of the House of Representatives and refused to recede and DeSoto county.
from its amendment to- Twenty-eighth District-Volusia county.
By Mr. Cross of Alachua- Twenty-ninth District Charlotte county, Lee county,
H. B. No. 9-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion Hendry county and Collier county.
the representation in the Senate of the State of Florida; Thirtieth District-Broward county.
amending Section 10.01, Florida Statutes; providing an ef-
fective date November 6, 1956. Thirty-first District-St. Johns county and Flagler county.
-which amendment reads as follows: Thirty-second District-Alachua county.
In, Section 1, (typewritten bill) strike out all of sub-section Thirty-third District-Okeechobee county, Osceola county
2 and insert in lieu thereof the following: and Glades county.
(2) There shall be thirty-eight (38) senatorial districts Thirty-fourth District-Hillsborough county.
in the state of Florida which shall be each represented in
the senate of the state of Florida by one senator, and be Thirty-fifth District-Palm Beach county.

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Thirty-sixth District-Manatee county and Sarasota county. A roll call was demanded.
Thirty-seventh District Seminole county and Brevard When the vote was taken on the substitute motion to ad-
county. journ, the result was:
Thirty-eighth District-Citrus county and Sumter county. Yeas:
(3) Those senators holding over in office shall, during that Ballinger Dukes Moody Turlington
part of their respective terms of office succeeding the sixth Beasley Gibbons Murray Usina
day of November, A. D., 1956, each be deemed and held to Boyd Gleaton Musselman Varn
be the senator representing the senatorial district embracing Brewer Hopkins Petersen Weinstein
the county in which he resides; provided, he shall not have Bryant Horne Pittman Williams, G. W.
removed his place of residence in the meantime from said Carmine Jernigan Pruitt Williams,V.A.Jr
senatorial district. Chaires Johnson,C.R.Jr Shaffer Youngberg
Coleman Johnson, Tom Sheppard Zelmenovitz
(4) This section shall take effect on the sixth day of No- Conner Lancaster Smith. S. C.
vember, A. D., 1956, the same being the date of the next Cook McAlpin Surles
general election to be held in the state of Florida, at which Cross Merritt Tillett
election senators to represent the odd-numbered districts as Nays:
herein described shall be elected.
Alexander Dickinson Maness Rowell
Very respectfully, Bartholomew Grimes Marshburn Smith, S. N.,Jr.
ROBT. W. DAVIS, Beck Hathaway Patton Stewart, E. L.
Secretary of the Senate. Bodiford Jones, E. B. Pratt Sweeny
Cleveland Jones, O. W. Putnal Webb
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, Costin Knight Revelle
CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS Crews Livingston Roberts, H. W.
Without objection, consideration of House Concurrent Reso- Yeas-41.
lutions Nos. 13-X, 14-X, 15-X and 16-X was temporarily Na
deferred. Nays-26.
The substitute motion was agreed to.
Mr. Smith of Indian River moved that the House do now
adjourn until 4:00 P.M. tomorrow. Mr. Surles moved that the House do now adjourn.
Pending consideration thereof- The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Cross offered a substitute motion that the House Thereupon, at the hour of 4:15 P.M., the House stood ad-
adjourn at 4:15 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. tomorrow, journed until 3:00 P. M. tomorrow.












JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


TUESDAY, JULY 26, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 3:00 P.M. Cross Jones, E. B. Patton Sweeny
Dukes Jones, O. W. Pittman Turlington
The roll was taken and the following Members were rec- Duncan King Pruitt Varn
orded present: Gleaton Knight Putnal Webb
Mr. Speaker Cook Knight Sheppard Griffin Lancaster Revelle Weinstein
Alexander Costm Lancaster Smith, S. C. Hathaway Livingston Roberts, H. W. Williams,V.A.Jr.
Allen Crews Land Smith, S. N.,Jr. Horne Marshburn Sheppard Zelmenovitz
Arrington Cross Livingston Stewart, C. D. Inman McAlpin Stewart, C. D.
Ballinger Dickinson Marshburn Stewart, E. L. Jernigan Merritt Stewart, E. L.
Bartholomew Dukes McAlpin Surles Nas
Beasley Duncan Merritt Sweenyays
Beck Gibbons Moody Tlllett Mr. Speaker Gibbons Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr.
Belser Gleaton Murray Turlington Bartholomew Grimes Petersen Surles
Bishop Griffin Musselman Usina Boyd Hopkins Pratt Tillett
Bodiford Grimes Patton Varn Brewer Johnson,C.R.Jr Rowell Usina
Boyd Hathaway Petersen Webb Bryant Johnson, Tom Saunders Williams, G. W.
Brewer Hopkins Pittman Weinstein Coleman Land Shaffer Williams,J.R.A.
Bryant Home Pratt Williams, G. W. Dickinson Moody Smith, S. C. Youngberg
Burton Inman Pruitt Williams,J.R.A.
Carmine Jernigan Putnal Williams,V.A.Jr. Yeas-50.
Chaires Johnson,C.R.Ji Revelle Youngberg
Chappell Johnson, Tom Roberts, H.W. Zelmenovitz Nays-28.
Cleveland Jones, E. B. Rowell The motion was agreed to and further consideration o1
Coleman Jones, O. W. Saunders House Bill No. 20-X was indefinitely postponed.
Conner King Shaffer
PAIR VOTE
Excused: Messrs. Roberts of Palm Beach, Orr, Maness,
Westberry, Jones of Collier, Cobb, Andrews, Papy, Page, I am paired with Mr. Shipp of Jackson. If he were here,
Peeples, Mahon, Shipp, Herrell and Okell. he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay".
A quorum present. ANDREW J. MUSSELMAN, JR.
Representative from Broward County.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Travis
J. Northcutt, Guest Chaplain: Mr. Surles moved that the House stand in informal recess
until 4:30 P.M. today.
Our Father, we thank Thee that Thou hast promised to
be with us at all times. We pray, O God, that You would The motion was agreed to.
stand before us to guide us, stand beside us to strengthen
us, and behind us to forgive us. Amen. Thereupon, at the hour of 4:03 P.M., the House stood in
informal recess until 4:30 P.M. today.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The House reconvened at 4:30 P.M.
The Journal for Monday, July 25, was ordered corrected,
and as corrected, was approved. THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS, The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum.
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, A quorum of 79 Members present.
CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
AND MEMORIALS Mr. Surles moved that the Speaker appoint a committee
of six Members, representing the two factions in the House
By Messrs. Gibbons of Hillsborough, Murray of Polk and equally, to serve during the interim of a recess to explore
Saunders of Clay- the possibilities for a reapportionment plan that might be
H. B. No. 20-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion acceptable to both.
the Representation of the State of Florida in the Senate The motion was agreed to.
of the State of Florida.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Crews, Beasley,
The bill was read the first timeby title and ordered Stewart of Hendry, Gibbons, Smith of Indian River and
placed on the Calendar without reference. Bryant as the committee.
Mr. Beasley moved that further consideration of House
Bill No. 20-X be indefinitely postponed. Mr. Surles moved that the House do now adjourn until
2:00 P.M. Friday, July 29.
A roll call was demanded.
The motion was not agreed to.
When the vote was taken on the motion, the result was:
Mr. Crews moved that the House do now adjourn until
Yeas: 12:00 Noon, Thursday, July 28.
Alexander Beck Burton Cleveland The motion was agreed to.
Arrington Belser Carmine Conner
Ballinger Bishop Chaires Cook Thereupon, at the hour of 4:50 P.M., the House stood
Beasley Bodiford Chappeli Crews adjourned until 12:00 Noon, Thursday, July 28.





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THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:00 A quorum present.
Noon.
The roll was taken and the following Members were re- The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Travis
corded present: J. Northcutt, Guest Chaplain:
Mr. Speaker Costin King Shaffer Our Father, we realize that often the rush and noise of
Alexander Crews Knight Sheppard modern life cause us to forget thee. You have instructed us
Arrington Cross Lancaster Smith, S. C. in Your word to "be still and know that Thou art God."
Ballinger Dickinson Land Smith, S. N.,Jr. Help us, O Father, that in the midst of our daily lives we
Beasley Dukes Mahon Stewart, C. D. may be still and realize Thy presence. Amen.
Beck Duncan Maness Stewart, E. L.
Belser Gibbons Marshburn Surles CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
Bishop Gleaton McAlpin Sweeny
Bodiford Griffin Merritt Tillett The Journal for Tuesday, July 26, was ordered corrected,
Boyd Grimes Murray Usina and as corrected was approved.
Brewer Hathaway Musselman Varn
Bryant Herrell Orr Webb Mr. Crews reported that the committee appointed to ex-
Burton Hopkins Patton Williams, G. W. plore the possibilities for an acceptable reapportionment
Carmine Home Petersen Williams,J.R.A. plan does not have an official report at this time but that
Chaires Jnman Pittman Williams,V.A.Jr. he, as Chairman, would like to report informally that the
Cleveland Jernigan Pratt Youngberg Committee has met on several occasions and has made con-
Coleman Johnson,C.R.Jr Pruitt Zelmenovitz siderable progress.
Conner Jones, E. B. Revelle
Cook Jones, O. W. Rowell Mr. Surles moved that the House do now adjourn until
9:00 A.M. tomorrow.
Excused: Messrs. Okell, Moody, Andrews, Roberts of Suwan-
nee, Bartholomew, Westberry, Johnson of Hillsborough, Liv- The motion was agreed to.
ingston, Papy, Page, Peeples, Putnal, Chappell, Jones of
Collier, Roberts of Palm Beach, Shipp. Allen, Cobb, Turling- Thereupon, at the hour of 12:09 P.M., the House stood
ton, Weinstein and Saunders. adjourned until 9:00 A.M. tomorrow.


































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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION

The House was called to order by the Speaker at 9:00 A.M. of Hillsborough, Herrell, Putnal, Cleveland, Webb, Allen,
Turlington, Bartholomew, Roberts of Palm Beach, Boyd, Chap-
The roll was taken and the following Members were re- pell, Cobb, Jernigan, King, Mahon and Musselman.
corded present:
Mr. Speaker Duncan Marshburn Shipp quorum pr
Arrington Gibbons Merritt Smith, S. C. The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Travis
Ballinger Gleaton Murray Smith, S. N.,Jr. J. Northcutt, Guest Chaplain:
Beck Griffin Okell Stewart, C. D.
Belser Grimes Orr Stewart, E. L. Our Father, we are thankful that in Thee we have a friend
Bodiford Hathaway Patton Surles who loves us. Thou, O Lord, has promised us Thy divine aid
Brewer Hopkins Petersen Sweeny in solving our problems. Help us to find in Thee an assurance
Burton Horne Pittman Tillett to sustain us this day. Amen.
Carmine Inman Pratt Usina C CTIN OF TH
Chaires Johnson,C.R.Jr Pruitt Varn CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
Coleman Jones, E. B. Revelle Williams, G. W. The Journal for Thursday, July 28, was ordered corrected,
Conner Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W. Williams,J.R.A. and as corrected was approved.
Costin Knight Rowell Williams,V.A.Jr.
Crews Lancaster Saunders Youngberg Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn until
Cross Land Shaffer Zelmenovitz 4:30 P.M., Tuesday, August 2.
Dukes Maness Sheppard
Dukes Maness Sheppard The motion was agreed to.
Excused: Messrs. Westberry, Moody, Livingston, Andrews,
Beasley, Bishop, McAlpin, Dickinson, Bryant, Alexander, Cook, Thereupon, at the hour of 9:03 A.M., the House stood
Papy, Page, Peeples, Jones of Collier, Weinstein, Johnson adjourned until 4:30 P.M., Tuesday, August 2.









































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Tuesday, August 2, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:30 By Mr. Tillett of Polk-
P. M.
H. C. R. No. 21-X-A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION RE-
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded LATING TO ADJOURNMENT OF THIS REAPPORTION-
present: MENT EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE LEGISLA-
Mr. Speaker Costin Livingston Shaffer TURE.
Alexander Crews Mahon Sheppard WHEREAS, it is an uncontested fact that this legislature
Andrews Dickinson Maness Smith, S. C. is hopelessly deadlocked on the question of reapportionment
Arrington Dukes Marshburn Smith, S. N.,Jr. of the senatorial districts of the state, and
Ballinger Gibbons McAlpin Stewart, C. D.
Bartholomew Gleaton Merritt Stewart, E. L. WHEREAS, there will be submitted to the electorate of
Beasley Griffin Moody Surles the state at the November, 1956, general election, a con-
Beck Grimes Murray Tillett stitutional amendment upon the adoption of which any reap-
Belser Hathaway Musselman Turlington portionment act enacted will become moot and of no effect,
Bishop Hopkins Orr Usina and
Bodiford Home Papy Varn
Boyd Inman Patton Webb WHEREAS, after said general election of 1956, upon the
Brewer Jernigan Petersen Weinstein failure of the adoption of said reapportionment constitutional
Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr Pittman Westberry amendment, there will be in existence and elected a new
Burton Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams, G. W. legislature, who can be called into extraordinary session for
Chaires Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pruitt Williams,J.R.A. reapportionment purposes with the likelihood of being able
Chappell Jones, E. B. Putnal Youngberg to agree on a solution of the problem, and
Cobb Jones, O. W. Revelle
Coleman King Roberts, E. S. WHEREAS, the dictate of the state constitution that there
Conner Knight Roberts, H. W. shall be a reapportionment every ten (10) years could not
Cook Land Rowell have been intended by its framers to effect the waste of the
taxpayers' money by continuing this fruitless extraordinary
Excused: Messrs. Allen, Zelmenovitz, Williams of Seminole, session when any law adopted may be nullified before the
Duncan, Sweeny, Carmine, Page, Shipp, Peeples, Cross, Herrell, legislature would actually be assembled under any such act
Okell, Saunders, Cleveland and Lancaster. by the adoption of the amendment to the constitution, NOW,
THEREFORE,
A quorum present. THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Travis J. TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
Northcutt, Guest Chaplain: CURRING:
Our Father, as we pause now in Thy presence we pray that That this extraordinary session of the legislature be dis-
you will give unto each of us courage. Give us the courage, missed immediately by the chief executive of the state and
O Father, to stand for those things which we believe are do then stand adjourned sine die having exhausted every
right and against those things which we believe are wrong, possibility of performing the task for which called into
Most of all, we pray for the courage to be Thy servants, extraordinary session.
Amen. -was read the first time in full and ordered placed on the
Calendar without reference.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
Mr. Surles moved that the House do now adjourn until
The Journal for Friday, July 29, was ordered corrected, and 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
as corrected, was approved.
The motion was agreed to.
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, Thereupon, at the hour of 4:43 P. M., the House stood
CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS adjourned until 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.

















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Wednesday, August 3, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A.M. What was the reason that caused those early American
patriots to distrust a federal Government which they were
The roll was taken and the following Members were re- about to bring into existence? Why did the individual citi-
corded present: zens within the various sovereign states demand not only a
Mr. Speaker Cook Land Saunders Bill of Rights but a definite check and balance system as well,
Alexander Costin Livingston Shaffer before ratifying the Constitution?
Andrews Crews Mahon Smith. S. C.
Arrington Cross Maness Smith, S. N.,Jr. It was believed then that a civilization is a balance of self-
Ballinger Dickinson Marshburn Stewart, C. D. ish interests, and that a government is necessary as an
Bartholomew Dukes McAlpin Stewart, E. L. arbitrator among these interests, but that the government
Beasley Duncan Merritt Surles must never be trusted, that it must be constantly watched, and
Beck Gibbons Moody Tillett must be drastically limited in its scope, because it, too, is a
Belser Gleaton Murray Turlington selfish interest and will automatically become a monopoly
Bishop Griffin Musselman Usina in crime and devour the civilization over which it presides
Bodiford Grimes Okell Varn unless there are definite checks on its activities. We can see
Boyd Hopkins Orr Webb quite plainly the reason behind the cautious attitude expressed
Brewer Home Papy Weinstein by our fore-fathers was simply this: THE POWER OF GOV-
Bryant Inman Patton Westberry ERNMENT IS ALWAYS A DANGEROUS WEAPON IN ANY
Burton Jernigan Petersen Williams, G. W. HANDS!
Carmine Johnson,C.R.Jr Pittman Williams,J.R.A.
Chaires Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams,V.A.Jr. This is not a rash or unfounded statement but a very seri-
Chappell Jones, E. B. Pruitt Youngberg ous and true verdict of governments in the past. Every gov-
Cleveland Jones, O.W. Putnal ernment in recorded history, without exception, has at one
Cobb King Revelle time turned its accumulated power, its police force or militia
Coleman Knight Roberts, E. S. against its own citizens, confiscating their property, imprison-
Conner Lancaster Rowell ing them and making a mockery of personal dignity. This
Chase been true, regardless of how the leaders came to power.
Excused: Messrs. Hathaway, Jones of Collier, Sheppard, It was true of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin,
Roberts of Suwannee, Sweeny, Page, Allen, Zelmenovitz, Marshal Tito and many others. These men were not the first
Shipp, Peeples and Herrell. and they are not likely to be the last.
A quorum present. It was for this reason that the people demanded and ob-
tained such clauses in their constitution as "Congress shall
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Travis make no law," "The right of the people shall not be infringed
J. Northcutt, Guest Chaplain: upon", and "the right of the people shall not be violated".
Our Father, we realize that the wisemen of all ages have Also you may run across such clauses as: "Freedom of relig-
pled with us to know ourselves. We pray, Dear Father, that ion", "Right to keep and bear arms", "Freedom of speech",
You would help each of us to see ourselves clearly. Help us and "Right to trial by jury". These and many other special
to see our strengths and our weaknesses. Help us to see how phrases of our constitution protect us from the limited power
we treat our fellowmen. Our prayer today is that we may that we give to our government.
see ourselves as we appear to Thee. Amen. Although the idea of the Bill of Rights is original with the
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL United States, our system of checks and balances was copied
from the parliament of Great Britain. However, it makes
The Journal for Tuesday, August 2, was ordered corrected, little difference where such a marvelous system originated, the
and as corrected, was approved, point is that it is a well concieved plan and works well in
CONSIDERrATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, our present form of government. It speaks for itself by the
CONCSIDERATON O HOUISE R SOLUTIONS, almost miraculous way that it has worked all these years
CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS in England.
Consideration of House Concurrent Resolutions Nos. 13-X,
14-X, 15-X, 16-X and 21-X was temporarily deferred. But let us stop and look at the original part of this phase of
our constitution, the Bill of Rights.
Mr. Musselman moved that a committee of three be ap-
pointed to escort Mr. Allen Parsons, winner of the Florida This was a revolutionary concept of government. The idea
Exchange Club Statewide Oratorical Contest, and his mother of inalienable rights and freedom had never before been in-
to the rostum. corporate into a national constitution. Never before in his-
tory had the people said to the government. "Thou shalt not!"
The motion was agreed to. Always the government had been able to say to the people,
"You may, or you must." Before the government had granted
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Musselman, Ma- certain freedoms and privileges to the people. But the Bill
hon and Dickinson as the committee which escorted Mr. of Rights said in effect: "We the people are endowed by our
Parsons and his mother to the rostum where they were pre- creator with natural rights and freedoms. The only reason for
sented by the Speaker to the Membership of the House. Mr. our having a government is to protect and defend these
Parsons then presented his winning address, as follows: rights and freedoms that we have as individuals. It is sheer
folly to believe that the government can give us something
We, as the citizens of the USA, have the greatest form of that already belongs to us."
government ever known to man! Our government was estab-
lished by individuals such as you and I, over 175 years ago. It These free people then listed in their constitution those
was believed then that the gravest and most constant danger specific functions that they wanted their government to han-
to a man's life, liberty and happiness was the government die. They also listed clauses restricting the officials from do-
under which he lives. ing anything not commanded of them in the constitution.

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Finally, to make absolutely sure that no government official dom, but we demand an excessive amount of government
could possibly misinterpret his position as servant and NOT supports. Such demands are directly contrary to the spirit of
master, the people added two more blanket restrictions the Constitution of the United States.
against the federal government. They were: "The enumera-
tion of certain rights shall not be construed to deny others The true spirit of Americanism can best be summed up
retained by the people," and "The powers not delegated to in the words of the noted lecturer, Dean Alfange. He says, and
the United States by the constitution are reserved to the I quote: "I do not choose to be a common man. It is my
state or to the people." right to be uncommon if I can. I seek opportunity in America,
not security. I want to take the calculated risk to dream and
It was this philosophy of individual freedom and checks to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive
and balances on our government, to restrict it from be- for a dole. I prefer the challenge of life to the guaranteed
"coming too powerful, that attracted to this country millions existence." Many of us are no longer willing to accept the
of persons from the government-oppressed lands of the world, challenge of life, but instead seem to prefer the guaranteed
They came from every country, they represented every color, existence.
every race and every creed. They were in search of personal
freedom NOT government guaranteed security. As a direct Our heritage is being lost more through weakness than
result of the foresight of our forefathers in setting up the through deliberate design. The Constitution still shines today
constitution, they earned the greatest degree of security ever in all its splendor, but many of us are looking in another
enjoyed by any people, anywhere, direction. Many of us are drifting back to the old concept
of government that our fore-fathers feared and rejected.
Those new Americans swelled the tide of immigrants by Yes, many of us are no longer willing to accept individual
writing the praise of freedom in their letters to relatives and responsibility for our own welfare. Yet it is a well-known
friends who still lived in the countries with oppressive gov- fact that personal freedom cannot exist without individual
ernments, one-man rule, with government ownership of the responsibility.
means of production and state controlled education. Their
letters read in effect: "Here the government guarantees Thus we find the American people are on the verge of a
you nothing except life, liberty and the right to own whatever final decision. We must choose between the certain destruc-
you have honestly acquired. Here you have the personal re- tion of government paternalism or we may choose the securi-
sponsibility that goes with individual freedom. In America, ty of personal freedom with individual responsibility as ex-
you can do as you please as long as you do not violate the pressed in the constitution and assured in the Bill of Rights.
rights of others to do as they please." These rights are re-
corded in the American constitution and the Bill of Rights.
To change these documents three-fourths of the states must THE CHOICE IS YOURS, AMERICA! WHICH DO YOU
be in agreement before these rights can be taken away. And WANT?
it is foolish to imagine that the people will ever voluntarily
give up their freedom. Mr. Lancaster presented the Honorable E. P. Turner, former
Member of the House of Representatives from Gilchrist
It is true, even today, that freedom is seldom lost by a County.
direct vote of the people on the subject. But today our freedom
is gradually being lost. No one person is to blame for the Mr. Chappell introduced Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Pettiway
sapping of our freedom. No one political party is to blame. and family from Ocala.
It is we the people who seem to have forgotten that freedom
and responsibility are inseparable. It is we the people who are Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn until
disregarding the concept of government that brought forth 11:00 A.M. tomorrow.
the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the
Bill of Rights. In short, few of us seem to want to keep The motion was agreed to.
the government out of our personal affairs and responsibilities.
Many of us seem to favor various types of guaranteed and Thereupon, at the hour of 11:32 A.M., the House stood
compulsory security. Oh, we say that we want personal free- adjourned until 11:00 A.M. tomorrow.















JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Thursday, August 4, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A.M. AFTERNOON SESSION
The roll was taken and the following Members were rec-
orded present: The House reconvened at 2:45 P.M.
Mr. Speaker Crews Livingston Saunders THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
Alexander Cross Mahon Shaffer
Arrington Dickinson Marshburn Shipp The roll was taken and the following Members were rec-
Ballinger Dukes McAlpin Smith, S. C. orded present:
Bartholomew Duncan Merritt Smith, S. N., Jr.
Beasley Gibbons Moody Stewart, C. D. Mr. Speaker Cook Land Roberts, E. S.
Beck Gleaton Murray Stewart, E. L. Alexander Crews Livingston Rowell
Belser Griffin Musselman Surles Allen Cross Mahon Saunders
Bishop Grimes Okell Tillett Andrews Dickinson Maness Shaffer
Bodiford Hopkins Orr Turlington Arrington Dukes Marshburn Shipp
Boyd Horne Papy Usina Ballinger Duncan McAlpin Smith, S. C.
Brewer Inman Patton Varn Bartholomew Gibbons Merritt Smith, S. N., Jr.
Burton Jernigan Peeples Webb Beasley Gleaton Moody Stewart, C. D.
Carmine Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen Weinstein Beck Griffin Murray Stewart, E. L.
Chaires Johnson, Tom Pittman Williams,G.W. Belser Grimes Musselman Surles
Chappell Jones, E. B. Pratt Williams,J.R.A. Bishop Hopkins Okell Tillett
Cleveland Jones, 0. W. Pruitt Williams,V.A.Jr Bodiford Home Orr Turlington
Coleman King Putnal Youngberg Boyd Inman Papy Usina
Conner Knight Revelle Brewer Jernigan Patton Varn
Cook Lancaster Roberts, E. S. Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples Webb
Costin Land Rowell Burton Johnson, Tom Petersen Weinstein
Excused: Messrs. Maness, Sweeny, Westberry, Bryant, Chaires Jones, E. B. Pittman Westberry
Roberts of Suwannee, Jones of Collier, Sheppard, Hathaway, Chappell Jones, O. W. Pratt Williams,G.W.
Zelmenovitz, Page, Allen, Andrews, Cobb and Herrell. Cleveland King Pruitt Williams,J.R.A.
Coleman Knight Putnal Williams,V.A.Jr
A quorum present. Conner Lancaster Revelle Youngberg
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Travis A quorum present.
J. Northcutt, Guest Chaplain:
J. Northutt, Guest Chaplain: Mr. Cross moved that the rules be waived and the House
Father, in the Scriptures you have said, "When my people revert to the order of Consideration of Messages from the
which are called by my name shall humble themselves and Senate.
pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways
then shall I hear from heaven, forgive their sins and heal The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was
their land." Help us, O Father, to obey Thy word that there so ordered.
may be peace on earth and good will among all men. AMEN. CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The Speaker announced that the committee which was The following message from the Senate was received and
informally appointed, to explore the possibilities for an accept- read:
able reapportionment plan had reported to him that they Tallahassee, Florida
could find no solution, therefore were unable to make a formal
report. Aug. 4, 1955
Honorable Ted David,
The committee was thereupon discharged. Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Surles moved that the House stand in informal recess Sir:
until five minutes after the Senate either recesses or adjourns
today. I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
The motion was agreed to. resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:15 A.M., the House stood in By Senators Shands and Melvin-
informal recess. S. B. No. 18-X (55)-A bill to be entitled An Act setting
forth certain findings of the Legislature; apportioning the
* Representation of the State of Florida in the Senate; amend-
ing Section 10.01, Florida Statutes; and providing an effec-
The House reconvened at 12:39 P.M. tive date November 6, 1956.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. -and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum. Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
A quorum of 81 Members present. Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. Crews moved that the House do now recess until 2:45 And Senate Bill No. 18-X contained in the above message,
P.M. today. was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the
Calendar without reference.
The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Williams of Seminole called a point of order that
Thereupon, at the hour of 12:50 P.M., the House stood in Senate Bill No. 18-X is out of order for the reason that it
recess until 2:45 P.M. today, is, with the exception of a Legislative finding clause, identical

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with House Bill No. 10-X already considered by the House, Mr. Speaker:
and while the House has no rule that would prevent con-
sideration of measures identical in substance, House Rule Your Parliamentary Procedure Committee having met at
22 states that "the Rules of Parliamentary Practice of the the appointed time and following due deliberation is of the
House of Representatives of the United States shall govern opinion that the House may consider a Senate Bill identical
this House in all cases in which they are applicable and in in substance with a House Bill previously passed and vetoed
which they are not in conflict with the Rules and Precedents by the Governor, the veto of the Governor having been sus-
of this House." Mr. Williams then cited Section 515 of Jef- tained by the House, when the measures deal with reap-
ferson's Manual which states: "A bill once rejected, another portionment and such measures were introduced in an ex-
of the same substance can not be brought in again the traordinary session limited to the subject of reapportion-
same session." Mr. Williams then read from Hinds Precedents, ment; such subject of reapportionment being a subject the
Section 3384, in which the Speaker of the United States House consideration of which is mandatory under the Constitution.
of Representatives ruled that a measure identical in substance Upon motion to adopt the above opinion, the vote of the
to a measure previously considered by the House could not Committee was as follows:
be considered again.
be considered again. Yeas: Messrs. Cross, Conner, Beasley, Murray, Smith of
Pending a ruling from the Speaker on the point of order- Indian River and Bryant-6.
Mr. Smith of Indian River moved that the House stand Nays: Messrs. Okell, Surles and Mahon-3.
in informal recess until 3:20 P.M. Respectfully submitted,
Respectfully submitted,
The motion was agreed to. Lacy Mahon, Jr., Vice-Chairman,
Committee on Parliamentary Procedure.
Thereupon, at the hour of 3:05 P.M., the House stood in
informal recess. The Speaker stated that he is of the minority opinion;
that he does not feel that the decision of the majority of
the committee is sound because of two factors: (1) It will
The House reconvened at 3:20 P.M. allow dual consideration of all legislation; and (2) It will
THE S R I THE CHAIR. set in motion a means by which the Legislature can test
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR, the opinion of the Governor as often as it wishes by repeatedly
A roll call was taken to determine the presence of a passing vetoed bills.
quorum. The Speaker stated that-he was, however, following the
A quorum of 84 Members present. recommendation of the Committee on Parliamentary Proce-
dure, as he had established his own precedent for doing so.
Mr. Smith of Indian River moved that the House recess Therefore, he ruled that the point of order raised by Mr.
until 5:30 P.M. today and that the Speaker request the Williams of Seminole was not well taken.
Committee on Parliamentary Procedure to meet with Mrs.
Lamar Bledsoe, Chief Clerk, Allen Morris, a highly regarded By Senators Shands and Melvin-
parliamentarian, and Sherman Weiss, Director of the Legis- S B No. 18-X-A bill to be entitled An Act setting forth
lative Reference Bureau, to make a study of the point of certain findings of the Legislature; apportioning the Rep-
order raised by Mr. Williams of Seminole regarding the ap- presentation of the State of Florida in the Senate; amend-
plication of the precedent he cited on this particular situa- ig i of the ateof te enate; amended
tion, influencing factors being: (1) that this is a Senate ing section 10.01, Florida Statutes; and providing an ef-1956.
bill, (2) that the Constitution mandatorily requires the Leg- ectve e vemer ,
islature to act on this particular subject during this session, -was taken up.
and (3) that the bill has been changed to the extent that
a finding clause has been added. Mr. Cross moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 18-X be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Thereupon, at the hour of 3:30 P.M., the House stood in Bill No. 18-X was read a second time by title.
recess until 5:30 P.M. today.
Mr. Livingston of Highlands offered the following amend-
The House reconvened at 5:30 P.M. ment to Senate Bill No. 18-X:

THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. Strike out section one thereof.
Mr. Livingston moved the adoption of the amendment.
The roll was taken and the following Members were rec- Mrton moved the adoption of the amendment.
orded present: Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Speaker Crews Livingston Saunders Mr. Beasley moved that the amendment be laid on the
Alexander Cross Mahon Shaffer table.
Allen Dickinson Maness Shipp A roll call was demanded.
Andrews Dukes Marshburn Smith, S. C.
Arrington Duncan McAlpin Smith, S. N., Jr. When the vote was taken on the motion to lay the amend-
Ballinger Gibbons Merritt Stewart, C. D. ment on the table, the result was:
Bartholomew Gleaton Moody Stewart, E. L.
Beasley Griffin Murray Surles Yeas:
Beck Grimes Musselman Tillett
Belser Hopkins Okell Turlington Alexander Cook Knight Shipp
Bishop Home Orr Usina Allen Cross Marshburn Stewart, C. D.
Bodiford Inman Papy Varn Andrews Dukes McAlpin Stewart, E. L.
Boyd Jernigan Patton Webb Arrington Duncan Merritt Turlington
Brewer Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples Weinstein Beasley Gleaton Papy Usina
Bryant Johnson, Tom Petersen Westberry Beck Griffin Patton Varn
Burton Jones, E. B. Pittman Williams,G.W. Belser Inman Peeples Webb
Chaires Jones, O. W. Pratt Williams,JR.A. Bodiford Jernigan Pittman Weinstein
Chappell King Pruitt Williams,V.A.Jr Chaires Jones, E. B. Pruitt
Coleman Knight Putnal Youngberg Chappell Jones, O. W. Putnal
Conner Lancaster Revelle Conner King Revelle
Cook Land Roberts, E. S. Nays:
A quorum present. Mr. Speaker Brewer Dickinson Johnson,C.R.Jr.
Ballinger Bryant Gibbons Johnson, Tom
The following report of the Committee on Parliamentary Bartholomew Burton Grimes Land
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Maness Orr Smith, S. C. Williams,J.R.A. Sixth district-Gadsden county.
Moody Petersen Surles Williams,V.A.Jr
Murray Pratt Tillett Youngberg Seventh district-Polk county.
Musselman Roberts, E. S. Westberry Eight district-Leon county.
Okell Shaffer Williams,G.W.
Yeas-41. Ninth district-Sarasota county.
Nays--34. Tenth district-Madison county and Taylor county.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was laid Eleventh district-Pinellas county.
on the table. Twelfth district-St. Lucie county, Indian River county and
PAIR VOTES Martin county.
I am paired with Mr. Cobb of Volusia. If he were here, Thirteenth district-Dade county.
he would vote "Nay" and I would vote "Yea".
Fourteenth district-Columbia county, Gilchrist county and
John J. Crews, Jr. Dixie county.
Representative from Baker County
Fifteenth district-Union county and Bradford county.
I am paired with Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte. If he were
here, he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay". Sixteenth district-Nassau county and Baker county.
Mallory E. Horne Seventeenth district-Suwannee county, Hamilton county
Representative from Leon County and Lafayette county.
I am paired with Mr. Cleveland of Seminole. If he were Eighteenth district-Duval county.
here, he would vote "Nay" and I would vote "Yea". Nineteenth district-Orange county.
W. E. Bishop
Representative from Columbia County Twentieth district-Marion county.
I am paired with Mr. Herrell of Dade. If he were here, Twenty-first district--Levy county, Citrus county and
he would vote "Nay" and I would vote "Yea". Hernando county.
Howell Lancaster Twenty-second district-Jefferson county, Wakulla county
Representative from Gilchrist County and Liberty county.
I am paired with Mr. Sheppard of Lee. If he were here, Twenty-third district-Lake county.
he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay". Twenty-fourth district-Monroe county.
Lacy Mahon, Jr. Twenty-fifth district-Bay county.
Representative from Duval County
I am paired with Mr. Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee. If he Twenty-sixth district-Putnam county and Clay county.
were here, he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay". Twenty-seventh district-Hardee county, Highlands county
Sherman N. Smith, Jr. and DeSoto county.
Representative from Indian River County Twenty-eighth district-Volusia county.
Messrs. Orr and Okell of Dade, Land of Orange and Wil- Twenty-ninth district-Charlotte county, Lee county, Hendry
liams of Seminole offered the following amendment to Senate county and Collier county.
Bill No. 18-X:
Thirtieth district-Broward county.
Strike out the enacting clause and insert the following:
Thirty-first district-St. Johns county and Flagler county.
WHEREAS, the 1955 legislature has re-examined the ap-
portionment of the state of Florida according to the last Thirty-second district-Alachua county.
official census, and
SThirty-third district-Osceola county, Okeechobee county
WHEREAS, after due study and consideration by the leg- and Glades county.
islature it has been decided that following apportionment is
equitable and as nearly equal in population as practicable, Thirty-fourth district-Hillsborough county.
NOW, THEREFORE, Thirty-fifth district-Palm Beach county.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE Thirty-sixth district-Manatee county.
OF FLORIDA: Thirty-seventh district-Seminole county and Brevard coun-
Section 1. The representation of the people of the state ty.
of Florida in the senate of the state of Florida, shall from Thirty-eighth district-Pasco county and Sumter county.
and after the sixth (6th) day, of November, 1956 A.D., be
apportioned as hereinafter set forth in this act. Section 3. Those senators holding over in office shall, dur-
Section 2. There shall be thirty-eight (38) senatorial dis- ing that part of their respective terms of office succeeding
tricts in the state of Florida which shall be each represented the sixth (6th) day of November A. D., 1956, each be deemed
in the senate of the state of Florida by one senator, and be and held to be the senator representing the senatorial dis-
designated by numbers, and the said thirty-eight (38) dis- trict embracing the county in which he resides; provided
tricts shall be composed each of the counties mentioned and he shall not have removed his place of residence in the
namea alter the respectively numbered districts as follows, meantime from said senatorial district,
to-wit:
Mr. Orr moved the adoption of the amendment.
First district--Santa Rosa county and Okaloosa county.
Second district-Escambia county. Pending consideration thereof-
Third district-Walton county, Holmes county and Wash- Mr. Cross moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
ington county.
Fourth district-Jackson county. A roll call was demanded.
Fifth district-Gulf county, Franklin county and Calhoun When the vote was taken on the motion to lay the amend-
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Yeas: Nays:
Alexander Conner King Revelle Mr. Speaker Dickinson Musselman Shaffer
Allen Cook Knight Shipp Bartholomew Gibbons Okell Smith, S. C.
Andrews Cross Marshburn Stewart, C. D. Boyd Grimes Orr Surles
Arrington Dukes McAlpin Stewart, E. L. Brewer Hopkins Petersen Tillett
Ballinger Duncan Merritt Turlington Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr.Pratt Westberry
Beasley Gleaton Papy Usina Burton Johnson, Tom Roberts, E. S. Williams,J.R.A.
Beck Griffin Patton Varn Coleman Maness Saunders Williams,V.A.Jr
Belser Inman Peeples Webb Youngberg
Bodiford Jernigan Pittman Weinstein
Chaires Jones, E. B. Pruitt Williams,G.W. Yeas-46.
Chappell Jones, O. W. Putnal Nays-29.
Nays: The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Speaker Grimes Musselman Surles PAIR VOTES
Bartholomew Hopkins Okell Tillett
Boyd Johnson,C.R.Jr. Orr Westberry I am paired with Mr. Sheppard of Lee. If he were here,
Brewer Johnson, Tom Petersen Williams,J.R.A. he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay".
Bryant Land Pratt Williams,V.A.Jr
Burton Livingston Roberts, E. S. Youngberg Lacy Mahon, Jr.
Coleman Mahon Saunders Representative from Duval County
Dickinson Maness Shaffer
Gibbons Murray Smith, S. C. I am paired with Mr. Herrell of Dade. If he were here,
he would vote "Nay" and I would vote "Yea".
Yeas--43.
Yeas--4. Howell Lancaster
Nays--33. Representative from Gilchrist County
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was laid I am paired with Mr. Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee. If he
on the table, were here, he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay".
PAIR VOTES Sherman N. Smith, Jr.
I am paired with Mr. Cobb of Volusia. If he were here, Representative from Indian River County
he would vote "Nay" and I would vote "Yea". I am paired with Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte on Senate
John J. Crews, Jr. Bill No. 18-X. However, on this question I am uncertain
Representative from Baker County how Mr. Hathaway would have voted. Therefore, I have re-
frained from voting but would like for the record to show
I am paired with Mr. Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee. If he that I would have voted "Nay".
were here, he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay". Mallory E. Home
Sherman N. Smith, Jr. Representative from Leon County
Representative from Indian River County Mr. Cross moved that the House now reconsider the vote
I am paired with Mr. Herrell of Dade. If he were here, by which the motion to waive the rules and read Senate
he would vote "Nay" and I would vote "Yea". Bill No. 18-X a third time failed to carry.
Howell Lancaster The motion to reconsider was agreed to.
Representative from Gilchrist County The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Cross
I am paired with Mr. Cleveland of Seminole. If he were that the rules be waived and Senate Bill No. 18-X be read
here, he would vote "Nay" and I would vote "Yea". a third time in full and placed upon its passage.
W. E. Bishop A roll call was demanded.
Representative from Columbia County When the vote was taken on the motion, the result was:
I am paired with Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte on Senate Yeas:
Bill No. 18-X. However, on this amendment I am uncertain
how Mr. Hathaway would have voted. Therefore, I have re- Alexander Conner Jones, O. W. Pruitt
frained. from voting but would like for the record to show Allen Cook King Putnal
that I would have voted "Nay". Andrews Crews Knight Revelle
Arrington Cross Livingston Shipp
Mallory E. Horne Ballinger Dukes Maness Stewart, C. D.
Representative from Leon County Beasley Duncan Marshburn Stewart, E. L.
Beck Gleaton McAlpin Turlington
Mr. Cross moved that the rules be further waived and Belser Griffin Merritt Usina
that Senate Bill No. 18-X be read a third time in full and Bishop Hopkins Papy Varn
placed upon its passage. Bodiford Inman Patton Webb
Chaires Jernigan Peeples Williams,G.W.
A roll call was demanded. Chappell Jones, E. B. Pittman
When the vote was taken the result was: Nays:
Mr. Speaker Dickinson Musselman Shaffer
Yeas: Bartholomew Gibbons Okell Smith, S. C.
Alexander Conner King Putnal Boyd Grimes Orr Surles
Allen Cook Knight Revelle Brewer Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen Tillett
Andres rews Land p Bryant Johnson, Tom Pratt Westberry
Arrington Cross Li t Shipp Burton Land Roberts, E. S. Williams,J.R.A.
Arringen Cross Livingston Stewart, C. D. Coleman Murray Saunders Williams,V.A.Jr.
Ballinger Dukes Marshburn Stewart, E. L.
Beasley Duncan McAlpin Turlington Youngberg
Beck Gleaton Merritt Usina Yeas-47.
Belser Griffin Papy Varn
Bishop Inman Patton Webb Nays-29.
Bodiford Jernigan Peeples Williams,G.W. The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Chaires Jones, E. B. Pittman Senate Bill No. 18-X was ordered placed on the Calendar
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PAIR VOTES Yeas:
I am paired with Mr. Sheppard of Lee. If he were here, Mr. Speaker Gleaton Murray Smith, S. C.
he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay". Arrington Griffin Musselman Smith, S. N., Jr.
Ballinger Grimes Okell Surles
Lacy Mahon, Jr. Bartholomew Hopkins Orr Tillett
Representative from Duval County Bodiford Inman Patton Westberry
Boyd Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen Williams,G.W.
I am paired with Mr. Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee. If he Brewer Johnson, Tom Pittman Williams,J.R.A.
were here, he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay". Bryant Land Pratt Williams,V.A.Jr
Sherman N. Smith, Jr. Burton Livingston Putnal Youngberg
Representative from Indian River County Coleman Mahon Roberts, E. S.
Crews Maness Saunders
I am paired with Mr. Herrell of Dade. If he were here, Dickinson McAlpin Shaffer
he would vote "Nay" and I would vote "Yea".
Nays:
Howell Lancaster
Representative from Gilchrist County Alexander Chappell King Shipp
Allen Conner Knight Stewart, C. D.
I am paired with Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte on Senate Andrews Cross Marshburn Stewart, E. L.
Bill No. 18-X. However, on this question I am uncertain Beasley Dukes Merritt Turlington
how Mr. Hathaway would have voted. Therefore, I have re- Beck Duncan Papy Usina
frained from voting but would like for the record to show Belser Jernigan Peeples Varn
that I would have voted "Nay". Bishop Jones, E. B. Pruitt Webb
Mallory E. Horne Chaires Jones, O. W. Revelle Weinstein
Representative from Leon County Yeas-45.
Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn until
10:00 A.M. tomorrow. Nays-32.
A roll call was ordered. The motion was agreed to.
When the vote was taken on the motion to adjourn, the Thereupon, at the hour of 6:25 P.M. the House stood ad-
result was: journed until 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.














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Friday, August 5, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 And Senate Bill No. 22-X contained in the above message,
A.M. was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the
Calendar without reference.
The roll was taken and the following Members were rec-
orded present: CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS,
CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
Mr. Speaker Costin Lancaster Roberts, E. S. Without objection, consideration of House Concurrent
Alexander Crews Land Robes, H. W. Resolutions Nos. 13-X, 14-X, 15-X, 16-X, and 21-X was
Alien Cross Livingston Rowell r deferred
Andrews Dickinson Mahon Saunders temporarily deferred.
Arrington Dukes Maness Shaffer CONSIDERATION OF GENERAL BILLS FOR THIRD READ-
Ballinger Duncan Marshburn Shipp ING
Bartholomew Gibbons McAlpin Smith, S. C.
Beasley Gleaton Merritt Smith, S. N., Jr. S. B. No. 18-X-A bill to be entitled An Act setting forth
Beck Griffin Murray Stewart, C. D. certain findings of the Legislature; apportioning the Rep-
Belser Grimes Musselman Stewart, E. L. presentation of the State of Florida in the Senate; amend-
Bishop Herrell Okell Sweeny ing Section 10.01, Florida Statutes; and providing an effec-
Bodiford Hopkins Orr Tillett tive date November 6, 1956.
Boyd Home Papy Turlington
Brewer Inman Patton Usina -was taken up, having been read a second time on August
Bryant Jernigan Peeples Varn 4.
Burton Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen Webb
Chairs Johnson,Tom Pittman Westberry Mr. Cross moved that Senate Bill No. 18-X be read a
Chappell Jones, E. B. Pratt Williams,G.W. third time in full and placed upon its passage.
Coleman Jones, O. W. Pruitt Williams,J.R.A. The motion was agreed to and Senate Bill No. 18-X, as
Conner King Putnal Williams,V.A.Jr. amended, was read a third time in full.
Cook Knight Revelle Youngberg
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
Excused: Messrs. Sweeny, Carmine, Jones of Collier, Shep- result was:
pard, Hathaway, Zelmenovitz, Page, Cobb, Cleveland, Moody
and Weinstein. Yeas:
Alexander Costin Knight Revelle
A quorum present. Allen Cross Lancaster Roberts, H. W.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Travis Andrews Dukes Marshburn Shipp
J. Northcutt, Guest Chaplain: Beck Gleaton Merritt Stewart, C. D.
Belser Griffin Papy Stewart, E. L.
Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires Bodiford Inman Patton Turlington
known, and from whom no secrets are hid, cleanse the thoughts Chaires Jernigan Peeples Varn
of our hearts by the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit, that we Chappell Jones, E. B. Pittman Webb
may perfectly love Thee, and worthily magnify Thy holy Conner Jones, O. W. Pruitt Williams,G.W.
Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN. Cook King Putnal
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL Nays:
The Journal for Thursday, August 4, was ordered cor- Mr. Speaker Grimes Okell Surles
rected as follows: Arrington Herrell Orr Tillett
Bartholomew Hopkins Petersen Usina
On page 86, column 1, line 16, counting from the bottom Boyd Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt Westberry
of the page, strike out the name "Sweeny". Brewer Johnson, Tom Roberts, E. S. Williams,J.R.A.
The Journal for Thursday, August 4, as corrected, was Bryan Livingston Rowell WlliamsA.Jr
Coleman Maness Saunders Youngberg
approved. Dickinson Murray Shaffer
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE Gibbons Musselman Smith, S. C.
The following message from the Senate was received and Yeas-39.
read:
Tallahassee, Florida Nays-34.
Honorable Ted David, Aug. 4, 1955 So the bill passed, title as stated.
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives. PAIR VOTES
Sir: I am paired with Mr. Cobb of Volusia. If he were here,
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep- he would vote "Nay" and I would vote "Yea".
resentatives that the Senate has passed- JOHN J. CREWS, JR.
By Senators Johnson, Shands and Melvin- Representative from Baker County
S. B. No. 22-X(55)-A bill to be entitled An Act setting I am paired with Mr. Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee. If he
forth certain findings of the Legislature; apportioning the were here, he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay".
Representation of the State of Florida in the Senate; amend-
ing Section 10.01, Florida Statutes; and providing an effec- SHERMAN N. SMITH, JR.
tive date November 6, 1956. Representative from Indian River County
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House I am paired with Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte. If he were
therein. here, he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay".
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS, MALLORY E. HORNE
Secretary of the Senate. Representative from Leon County

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I am paired with Mr. Page of Nassau. If he were here, pursuant to Section 28, Article III, of the State Con-
he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay". stitution?
The present session of the Legislature was convened, by
KENNETH BALLINGER proclamation of the Governor dated June 3, 1955, on June
Representative from Leon County 6, 1955, pursuant to Section 3, Article VII, of the State
I am paired with Mr. Jones of Collier. If he were here, Constitution, to consider the reapportionment of representa-
he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay". tion in the Legislature, and remains in session on this date.
Sessions of the Legislature convened pursuant to said Sec-
HENRY W. LAND tion 3, Article VII, of the State Constitution, are mandatorily
Representative from Orange County required to make the reapportionment required by said Sec-
tion 3, Article VII, before its adjournment, and during such
I am paired with Mr. Cleveland of Seminole. If he were session it "shall consider no business other than such reap-
here, he would vote "Nay" and I would vote "Yea". portionment." The Supreme Court of this State, in its Advisory
Opinion to the Governor, of July 13, 1955 (not yet reported)
W. E. BISHOP clearly holds that Section 28, Article III, of the State Con-
Representative from Columbia County stitution, is applicable to legislation adopted at sessions con-
I am paired with Mr. Sheppard of Lee. If he were here, vened under Section 3, Article VII, of the State Constitution.
I am paired with Mr. Sheppard of Lee. If he were here,
he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay". Said Section 28, Article III, of the State Constitution,
LACY MAHON, JR. provides that all acts of the Legislature shall, before they
Representative from Duval County may become laws, be laid before the Governor for his con-
sideration and should he approve it he shall sign it "but
I am paired with Mr. Moody of Hillsborough. If he were if not he shall return it with his objections to the house
here, he would vote "Nay" and I would vote "Yea". in which it originated" unless "the Legislature, by its final
adjournment prevent such action," in which case the said
CARL E. DUNCAN bill, together with the Governor's objections (veto message)
Representative from Lake County shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State "who
shall lay the same before the Legislature at its next session,
I am paired with Mr. Sweeny of Volusia. If he were here, and if the same shall receive two-thirds of the votes pres-
he would vote "Nay" and I would vote "Yea". ent it shall become a law." The provisions of Section 28,
Article III, of the State Constitution, which were applied
THOS. D. BEASLEY to bills enacted by the Legislature at extraordinary sessions
Representative from Walton County convened pursuant to Section 3, Article VII, by the Supreme
I am paired with Mr. Carmine of Lee. If he were here, Court in its above mentioned Advisory Opinion to the Gov-
he would vote "Yea" and I would vote "Nay". ernor, clearly contemplate and provide for vetoes by the
Governor after sine die adjournments of the Legislature, in-
O. L. BURTON cluding adjournment of sessions convened pursuant to said
Representative from Brevard County Section 3, Article VII. The fact that the Legislature sub-
mits a reapportionment bill to the Governor must be taken
Mr. Cross moved that the rules be waived and Senate as a determination by the Legislature of its compliance with
Bill No. 18-X be immediately certified to the Senate. said Section 3, Article VII, of the State Constitution, although
the Governor may disagree with this conclusion and veto
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the that bill.
bill was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
Mr. Okell moved that the House stand in informal recess Should the Legislature enact a reapportionment bill and,
until 11:30 A.M. today. after each of the houses has officially determined that it
has met the requirements of Article 3, Section VII, Florida
The motion was agreed to. Constitution, in relation to such subject, the Legislature may
adjourn sine die before the Governor has considered and
Thereupon, at the hour of 10:15 A.M., the House stood passed upon said bill by either signing it, vetoing it or per-
in informal recess until 11:30 A.M. today. mitting it to become a law without his signature. Should
he veto it he will be required to file the same, together
The House reconvened at 11:30 A.M. with his objections, with the Secretary of State as above,
where the said bill, still alive and subject to further con-
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. sideration and action "before the Legislature at its next
The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum. session."f e egist bill continues on into the next
session of the Legislature.
A quorum of 83 Members present. We do not pass upon the power and authority of the
Mr. Cobb. asked to be recorded present. Governor to call another extraordinary session for the pur-
pose of considering reapportionment prior to the final dis-
COMMUNICATIONS position of such bill should he veto it.
The following communication was received and read: The above stated question is, therefore, answered in the
affirmative.
Tallahassee, Florida Sincerely,
RICHARD W. ERVIN
August 5, 1955 Attorney General
Honorable Thomas E. David Prepared by:
Speaker, House of Representatives FRED M. BURNS
Tallahassee, Florida Assistant Attorney General
Re: Sine die adjournment of session of the Legislature REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
convened pursuant to Section 3, Article VII, State Your Enrolling Committee to whom was referred-
Constitution
S. B. No. 18-X(55)
Dear Mr. Speaker:
-begs leave to report same has been properly enrolled,
Replying to your recent request for an opinion of this signed by the President and Secretary of the Senate, and
office upon substantially the following question: by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
tives, and presented to the Governor on August 5, 1955, for
May the State Legislature, when convened and in his approval.
session pursuant to Section 3, Article VII, of the State Very respectfully,
Constitution, adjourn sine die before the legislation W. M. INMAN, Chairman,
adopted by it has been acted on by the Governor Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling













August 5, 1955 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 93

Mr. Crews moved that the House now stand in informal The following message from the Senate was received and
recess until five minutes after the Senate either recesses read:
or adjourns today. Tallahassee, Florida
Pending consideration thereof- Aug. 4, 1955
Honorable Ted David,
Mr. Surles offered a substitute motion that the House Speaker of the House of Representatives.
stand in informal recess after the completion of Introduction
and Reference of House Bills, Joint Resolutions, House Resolu- Sir:
tions, Concurrent Resolutions and Memorials until five min- I m direed by the Sente t i r the House of Rep-
utes after the Senate either recesses or adjourns or until resentI am directed bythat the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
1:00 P.M. today, whichever is earlier.resentatives that the Senate has adopted-
By Senator Tapper-
The substitute motion was agreed to.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 20-X(55)
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CON- A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION RELATING TO RE-
CURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS CESSING OF THE 1955 EXTRAORDINARY SESSION
OF THE LEGISLATURE.
By Messrs. Bryant of Marion, David of Broward, Smith of W A, i rrinr in i ur
Indian River, Williams of Seminole, Gibbons and Johnson WHEREAS, this extraordinary session of the Legislature
of Hillsborough, Cobb of Volusia, Boyd of Lake, Land of has been in session for a period of sixty (60) days, and
Orange, Grimes and Pratt of Manatee, Okell, Orr and Herrell WHEREAS, everything possible has been done toward re-
of Dade, Roberts and Dickinson of Palm Beach, Bartholomew solving of the problem of reapportionment, including joint
of Sarasota, Brewer of Brevard, Mahon, Westberry and meetings of special committees of each house, conferences
Maness of Duval, Musselman of Broward, Williams of Pasco, with the Chief Executive of the state, package plans, and
Horne and Ballinger of Leon, Surles and Murray of Polk, every other device known to legislative procedures, and
Smith of DeSoto, Arrington of Gadsden, Livingston of High-
lands, Hopkins of Escambia and Usina of St. Johns- WHEREAS, it now appears that we are further from any
possible solution than even at the start of our labors sixty
H. B. No. 22-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion (60) days ago, that tempers are frayed and the members are
the Representation in the Senate of the State of Florida; all tired and discouraged, and
amending Section 10.01, Florida Statutes; providing an ef-
fective date November 6, 1956. WHEREAS, in view of these things the most sensible ac-
tion to be taken at this time is to recess for a period of
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed time sufficient for us all to go home and test the public
on the Calendar without reference, sentiment of our constituents in the premises, then return
By Mr. Turlington of Alachua- with refreshed energies and make a new start, NOW, THERE-
FORE,
H. B. No. 23-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF
the Representation of the State of Florida in the Senate; FLORIDA, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CON-
amending Section 10.01, Florida Statutes; providing an effec- CURRING:
tive date November 6, 1956.
That this 1955 extraordinary session of the legislature do
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed stand recessed until November 16, 1955, at 4:00 o'clock p.m.
on the Calendar without reference, and that all per diem expense compensation of the mem-
Mr. Williams of Seminole called a point of order that the bers be suspended and discontinued during the period of
time for an informal recess had arrived, such recess.
The Speaker ruled the point well taken. -and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:48 A.M., the House stood Very respectfully,
in informal recess until five minutes after the Senate either ROBT. W. DAVIS,
recesses or adjourns or until 1:00 P.M. today, whichever is Secretary of the Senate.
earlier. And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20-X contained in
The House reconvened at 1:00 P.M. the above message, was read the first time in full.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. Mr. Mahon moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 20-X be read a second time in
The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum. full.
A quorum of 81 Members present. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Sen-
ate Concurrent Resolution No. 20-X was read a second time
Mr. Andrews moved that the House stand in informal in full.
recess until five minutes after the Senate either recesses or
adjourns today. Mr. Mahon of Duval offered the following amendment to
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20-X: Strike out: "No-
The motion was agreed to. vember 16" and insert the following in lieu thereof: "Septem-
Thereupon, at the hour of 1:10 P.M., the House stood in ber 6".
informal recess. Mr. Mahon moved the adoption of the amendment.
The House reconvened at 1:33 P.M. Pending consideration thereof-
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. Mr. Bishop moved that the amendment be laid on the
The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum. table.
A quorum of 79 Members present. A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to lay the amend-
Mr. Mahon moved that the rules be waived and the House ment on the table, the result was:
revert to the order of Consideration of Messages from the
Senate. Yeas:
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it Alexander Beck Chaires Crews
was so ordered. Allen Belser Chappell Cross
Andrews Bishop Conner Dukes
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Griffin Marshburn Roberts, H.W. Usina Yeas:
Grimes Merritt Shaffer Varn
Jones, E. B. Papy Shipp Williams,G.W. Mr. Speaker Cook Land Saunders
Jones, O. W. Patton Smith, S. N., Jr. Williams,J.R.A. Ballinger Costin Maness Smith, S. N., Jr.
King Peeples Stewart, C. D. Bartholomew Dickinson Musselman Stewart, C. D.
Knight Petersen Stewart, E. L. Beasley Duncan Papy Turlington
Lancaster Pruitt Tillett Belser Gibbons Petersen Usina
Land Revelle Turlington Boyd Griffin Pruitt Williams,G.W.
Burton Hopkins Putnal Williams,J.R.A.
Nays: Cobb Johnson, Tom Roberts, E. S. Williams,V.A.Jr
Coleman King Roberts, H. W. Youngberg
Mr. Speaker Cobb Johnson,C.R.Jr. Putnal Coleman King Roberts, H.W. Youngberg
Arrington Coleman Johnson, Tom Roberts, E. S. Nays:
Ballinger Costin Mahon Rowell
Bartholomew Dickinson Maness Saunders Alexander Conner Knight Revelle
Boyd Gibbons McAlpin Smith, S. C. Allen Crews Lancaster Rowell
Brewer Herrell Murray Surles Arrington Cross Mahon Shaffer
Bryant Hopkins Musselman Williams,V.A.Jr Beck Dukes Marshburn Shipp
Burton Jernigan Pittman Youngberg Bishop Grimes McAlpin Smith, S. C.
Bodiford Herrell Merritt Stewart, E. L.
Yeas-44. Brewer Jernigan Murray Surles
Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Patton Tillett
Nays-31. Chaires Jones, E. B. Peeples Varn
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was laid Chappell Jones, O.W. Pittman
on the table. Yeas-36.
Mr. Mahon of Duval offered the following amendment to Nays-39.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20-X: Strike out: "No-
vember 16" and insert the following in lieu thereof: "October The motion was not agreed to and Senate Concurrent Re-
3", solution No. 20-X was not adopted.
Mr. Mahon moved the adoption of the amendment. The action of the House, together with Senate Concurrent
A roll call was demanded. Resolution No. 20-X, was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Bryant moved that the House do now adjourn until
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the amend- 4:30 P.M., Tuesday, August 9.
ment, the result was:
Yeas: A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to adjourn, the
Mr. Speaker Coleman Mahon Smith, S. C. result was:
Arrington ostin Maness Smith, S. N., Jr.
Ballinger Dickinson McAlpin Surles Yeas:
Bartholomew Duncan Murray Usina
Boyd Gibbons Musselman Williams,G.W. Mr. Speaker Chappell Jones, E. B. Rowell
Brewer Griffin Petersen Williams,J.R.A. Alexander Cobb King Saunders
Bryant Hopkins Putnal Williams,V.A.Jr Andrews Coleman Land Shaffer
Burton Jernigan Roberts, E. S. Youngberg Arrington Costin Merritt Smith, S. C.
Chappell Johnson, Tom Rowell Ballinger Gibbons Murray Smith, S. N., Jr.
Cobb Land Saunders Bartholomew Gleaton Musselman Surles
Beck Grimes Pittman Webb
Nays: Boyd Herrell Putnal WilliamsV.A.Jr
Brewer Jernigan Revelle Youngberg
Alexander Crews Lancaster Roberts, H. W. Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Roberts, E. S.
Beasley Cross Marshburn Shaffer Burton Johnson, Tom Roberts, H. W.
Beck Dukes Merritt Shipp
Belser Grimes Papy Stewart, C. D. Nays:
Bishop Herrell Patton Stewart, E. L.
Bodiford Jones, E. B. Peeples Tillett Allen Cross Maness Stewart, E. L.
Chaires Jones, O. W. Pittman Turlington Beasley Dickinson Marshburn Tillett
Conner King Pruitt Varn Belser Dukes McAlpin Turlington
Cook Knight Revelle Bishop Duncan Papy Usina
Bodiford Griffin Peeples Varn
Yeas-38. Chaires Hopkins Petersen Williams,G.W.
Conner Jones, O. W. Pruitt Williams,J.R.A.
Nays--3. Cook Lancaster Shipp
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was adopted. Crews Mahon Stewart, C. D.
Mr. Mahon moved the adoption of the concurrent resolu- Yeas-42.
tion, as amended. Nays-34.
A roll call was demanded. The motion was agreed to.

When the vote was taken on the adoption of the con- Thereupon, at the hour of 1:50 P.M., the House stood ad-
current resolution, the result was: journed until 4:30 P.M., Tuesday, August 9.














JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Tuesday, August 9, 1955


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:30 P.M. By Senators King, Kickliter and Stenstrom-
The roll was taken and the following Members were rec- SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 24-X(55):
orded present: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION RELATING TO A
RECESS OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REP-
Mr. Speaker Costin Lancaster Rowell RESENTATIVES TO NOVEMBER 17, 1955.
Alexander Crews Land Saunders
Andrews Cross Livingston Shaffer BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF
Arrington Dickinson Mahon Sheppard FLORIDA, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCUR-
Ballinger Dukes Marshburn Shipp RING:
Bartholomew Duncan McAlpin Smith, S. C.
Beasley Gibbons Merritt Smith, S. N., Jr. Section 1. That the senate and house of representatives
Beck Gleaton Moody Stewart, C. D. be in recess until 4 p.m. November 17, 1955.
Belser Haim ay kMuray UTilt Section 2. During the recess period, all per diem shall be
Bishop Hathaway Okell Usina waived.
Bodiford Hopkins Orr Varnwaived.
Brewer Horne Page Webb -and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
Bryant Inman Patton Weinstein therein.
Burton Jernigan Petersen Westberry Very respectfully,
Carmine Johnson,C.R.Jr.Pittman Williams,G.W. ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Chaires Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams,J.R.A. Secretary of the Senate.
Cleveland Jones,D.C.,Jr. Pruitt Williams,V.A.Jr
Cobb Jones, E. B. Putnal Youngberg And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 24-X contained in
Coleman Jones, O. W. Revelle the above message, was read the first time in full and referred
Conner King Roberts, E. S. to the Calendar without reference.
Cook Knight Roberts, H. W.
Mr. Williams of Seminole moved that the rules be waived
Excused: Messrs. Maness, Griffin, Turlington, Sweeny, and the House now revert to the order of Introduction and
Surles, Chappell, Zelmenovitz, Stewart of Hendry, Musselman, Reference of House Bills, Joint Resolutions, House Resolu-
Allen, Boyd, Herrell, Papy and Peeples. tions, Concurrent Resolutions and Memorials.
A quorum present. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend George so ordered.
W. Gambill, Guest Chaplain: INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
Heavenly Father, JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CON-
As we bow before Thee, we are well aware of the mistakes CURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
that we have made in yesteryears. Help us to profit by these By Mr. Williams of Seminole-
errors and not permit them to hold us in bondage from do-
ing our best this day. May we stand on the shoulders of H. R. No. 24-X-A Resolution repealing House Resolution
our past experiences so that we may see the valleys and Number 1-X of the 1955 Extraordinary Session.
the hills that lie before us tomorrow. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May we be sensitive to the truth and to the right. May OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN EXTRAORDINARY SES-
we settle without hesitation the issues of life, on the basis SION ASSEMBLED:
of what is right, not who is right, so that the youth of
today who build on the foundations that we are privileged 1. House Resolution Number 1-X of the 1955 extraordinary
to lay, may build on truth and on the best wisdom that session is hereby repealed.
we know. -was read the first time in full and referred to the Calendar
Give special guidance to these our Representatives of the without reference.
State of Florida, so that each problem will be decided only CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS,
after these legislators have telescoped the future and micro- CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
scoped the present. May they face all problems with the
confidence that with Thy help, the answers can be found. Without objection, consideration of House Concurrent Reso-
May none of us ever forget our Master who dared to hold lutions Nos. 13-X, 14-X, 15-X, 16-X and 21-X was temporarily
to the right, even when it was not popular to do so. deferred.
In the name of Jesus we pray . AMEN. CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE GENERAL BILLS FOR
SECOND READING
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
H. B. No. 22-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion
The Journal for Friday, August 5, was ordered corrected, the Representation in the Senate of the State of Florida;
and as corrected, was approved, amending Section 10.01, Florida Statutes; providing an ef-
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE fective date November 6, 1956.
The following message from the Senate was received and -was taken up.
read:
Tallahassee, Florida Mr. Bryant moved that House Bill No. 22-X be read a
second time in full.
Aug. 9, 1955
Honorable Ted David, The motion was agreed to and House Bill No. 22-X was read
Speaker of the House of Representatives. a second time in full.
Sir: Mr. Okell of Dade offered the following amendment to
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep- House Bill No. 22-X:
resentatives that the Senate has adopted- In Section 1, Paragraph 5, strike out Paragraph 5,
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Mr. Okell moved the adoption of the amendment. Sheppard Stewart, C. D. Webb
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was adopted. Shipp Varn
Mr. Beasley moved that further consideration of House eas40.
Bill No. 22-X be indefinitely postponed. Nays-37.
A roll call was demanded. The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
When the vote was taken on the motion to indefinitely CONSIDERATION OF SENATE CONCURRENT
postpone, the result was: RESOLUTIONS
Yeas: S. C. R. No. 24-X-A Concurrent Resolution relating to
Alexander Conner Jones,a recess of the Senate and House of Representatives to
Alexander Conner Jones, O. W. Putnal November 17, 1955.
Andrews Cook Knight Revelle November 17, 1955.
Beasley Cross Lancaster Roberts, H. W. -was taken up, having been read the first time in full
Beck Dukes Marshburn Saunders today.
Belser Gleaton Merritt Sheppard
Bishop Hathaway Page Shipp Mr. Cross moved that the rules be waived and Senate Con-
Bodiford Inman Patton Stewart, C. D. current Resolution No. 24-X be read a second time in full.
Carmine Jernigan Pittman Varn
Chaires Jones, E. B. Pruitt Webb A roll call was demanded.
Nays: When the vote was taken on the motion, the result was:
Mr. Speaker Dickinson McAlpin Smith, S. N., Jr. Yeas:
Arrington Gibbons Moody Tillett
Ballinger Grimebbons Moody Tillett Andrews Chaires Hathaway Pruitt
Ballinger Grimes Murray Usina
Bartholomew Hopkins Okell Weinstein Beasley Cook Jernigan Putnal
Brewer Home Orr Westberry Beck Crews Jones,D.C.,Jr. Saunders
Bryant Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen Williams,G.W. Belser Cross Jones, W. Sheppard
Burton Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams,J.R.A. Bishop Dukes Knight Shipp
Cleveland Jones,D.C.,Jr. Roberts,-E. S. Williams,V.A.Jr Bodiford Duncan Lancaster Stewart, C. D.
Cobb Land Rowell Youngberg Carmine Gleaton Marshburn Varn
Coleman Livingston Shaffer Nays:
Costin Mahon Smith, S. C.
Mr. Speaker Dickinson McAlpin Shaffer
Yeas-36. Arrington Gibbons Moody Smith, S. C.
Nays-42 Ballinger Grimes Murray Smith, S. N., Jr.
Bartholomew Hopkins Okell Tillett
The motion was not agreed to and consideration of House Brewer Home Orr Usina
Bill No. 22-X was not indefinitely postponed. Bryant Inman Patton Webb
Burton Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen Weinstein
PAIR VOTES Cleveland Johnson, Tom Pittman Westberry
Cobb Jones, E. B. Pratt Williams,G.W.
I am paired with Mr. Surles of Polk. If he were here, he Coleman Land Roberts, E. S. Williams,J.R.A.
would vote "Nay" and I would vote "Yea". Conner Livingston Roberts, H. W. Williams,V.A.Jr
JOHN J. CREWS, JR. Costin Mahon Rowell Youngberg
Representative from Baker County Yeas-28.
I am paired with Mr. Boyd of Lake. If he were here, he Nays-48.
would vote "Nay" and I would vote "Yea".
The motion was not agreed to.
C. E. DUNCAN
Representative from Lake County RECONSIDERATION
Mr. Bryant moved that the rules be waived and House Mr. Beasley moved that the House reconsider the vote
Bill No. 22-X, as amended, be read a third time in full by which the motion to waive the rules and read House
and placed upon its passage. Bill No. 22-X a third time in full failed of adoption.
A roll call was demanded. The motion to reconsider was agreed to.
When the vote was taken on the motion, the result was: The question recurred on the motion that the rules be
waived and House Bill No. 22-X, as amended, be read a
Yeas: : third time in full and placed upon its passage.
Mr. Speaker Costin Mahon Smith, S. C. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Arrington Dickinson Moody Smith, S. N., Jr. Bill No. 22-X was read a third time in full.
Ballinger Gibbons Murray Tillett Pending roll call-
Bartholomew Grimes Okell Usina
Brewer Hopkins Orr Weinstein Mr. Bryant moved that the House reconsider the vote by
Bryant Horne Petersen Westberry which the motion to waive the rules and read Senate Con-
Burton Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt Williams,G.W. current Resolution No. 24-X a second time in full failed of
Cleveland Johnson, Tom Roberts, E. S. Williams,J.R.A. adoption.
Cobb Land Rowell Williams,V.A.Jr
Coleman Livingston Shaffer Youngberg The motion to reconsider was agreed to.
Nays The question recurred on the motion that the rules be
ays: waived and Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 24-X be read
Alexander Chaires Inman Merritt a second time in full.
Andrews Conner Jernigan Pattmn The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Beck Crews Jones, O. W. Pruitt Concurrent Resolution No. 24-X was read a second time in
Beck Crews Jones, 0. W. Pruittfull.
Belser Cross Knight Putnal full.
Bishop Dukes Lancaster Revelle UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Bodiford Gleaton Marshburn Roberts, H. W. H. B. No. 22-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion
Carmine Hathaway McAlpin Saunders the Representation in the Senate of the State of Florida;





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