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Journals
of the

House of Representatives



ORGANIZATION SESSION




of the
FIRST LEGISLATURE
[under the Constitution as Revised in 1968]



NOVEMBER 12, 1968
and
APRIL 8, 1969, through JUNE 6, 1969
[Including a record of transmittal of Acts to the Governor subsequent to sine die adjournment]





























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MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Regular Session 1969

[Democrats in roman (77); Republicans in italic (42)]

District



District



1
2
S 3
.4



ESCAMBIA
Roy L. Hess, Pensacola (D)
Gordon W. Tyrrell, Pensacola (D)
Tom Tobiassen, Pensacola (R)
Jim Reeves, Pensacola (D)



"SANTA ROSA-OKALOOSA-WALTON-
HOLMES-WASHINGTON
5 Edmond M. (Ed) Fortune, Pace (D)
6 Henton D. (H. D.) Elmore, Crestview (D)
7 J. G. Melvin, Ft. Walton Beach (D)
BAY-GULF-CALHOUN
8 John Robert Middlemas, Panama City (D)
9 Joe Chapman, Panama City (D)

LIBERTY-JACKSON-GADSDEN
10 R. D. Woodward, Jr., Quincy (D)
11 Wayne Mixson, Marianna (D)



12
13



FRANKLIN-WAKULLA-LEON
Miley Miers, Tallahassee (D)
Donald L. Tucker, Crawfordville (D)



JEFFERSON-MADISON-TAYLOR-
LAFAYETTE
14 Ken Smith, Perry (D)
SUWANNEE-DIXIE-HAMILTON-
GILCHRIST-LEVY
15 Howell Lancaster, Trenton (D)



16
17


18
19
20
21
22
23
24
O r



NASSAU-BAKER-COLUMBIA-
BRADFORD-UNION-CLAY
Gene Shaw, Starke (D)
Ralph C. Tyre, Lake City (D)
DUVAL
Roger West, Jacksonville (D)
Ted Alvarez, Jacksonville (D)
Carl Ogden, Jacksonville (D)
Lew Brantley, Jacksonville (D)
John Crider, Jacksonville (D)
Lynwood Arnold, Jacksonville (D)
Frederick H. Schultz, Jacksonville (D)
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26
27
28


29
30
31


32
33
34


35
36
37


38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45


46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54


55
56
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J. Wertz Nease, Jacksonville (R)
Don Nichols, Jacksonville (D)
Harry Westberry, Jacksonville (D)
ALACHUA-MARION
Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville (D)
Kenneth H. MacKay, Jr., Ocala (D)
Bill Andrews, Gainesville (D)
PUTNAM-FLAGLER-ST. JOHNS-LAKE
W. H. (Bill) Reedy, Eustis (D)
James A. Glisson, Eustis (R)
A. H. (Gus) Craig, St. Augustine (D)

VOLUSIA
William R. Conway, Ormond Beach (D)
James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand (D)
William M. Gillespie, New Smyrna Beach (D)

ORANGE-SEMINOLE
Leonard V. Wood, Altamonte Springs (R)
Cecil L. Bothwell, Jr., Winter Park (R)
Bill Fulford, Orlando (D)
David L. Lindsey, Orlando (R)
William D. Gorman, Winter Park (R)
Lewis Earle, Maitland (R)
E. Pope Bassett, Maitland (R)
William L. Gibson, Orlando (R)

PINELLAS
John J. Savage, St. Petersburg (R)
Mary R. Grizzle, Indian Rocks Beach (R)
John T. Ware, St. Petersburg (R)
Jack Murphy, Clearwater (R)
Ed S. Whitson, Jr., Clearwater (R)
A. S. (Jim) Robinson, St. Petersburg (R)
Don H. Stafford, Largo (R)
William H. Fleece, St. Petersburg (R)
Roger H. Wilson, St. Petersburg (R)

POLK-SUMTER
John R. Clark, Lakeland (D)
Bob Brannen, Lakeland (D)
William H (Rill Rpvis Fort Meade (D)












district



58 Quillian S. Yancey, Lakeland (D)
59 E. C. Rowell, Wildwood (D)

HILLSBOROUGH-CITRUS-
PASCO-HERNANDO
60 Ed Blackburn, Jr., Tampa (D)
61 James L. Redman, Plant City (D)
62 William M. Register, Jr., Tampa (D)
63 Elvin L. Martinez, Tampa (D)
64 Guy W. Spicola, Tampa (D)
65 T. Terrell Sessums, Tampa (D)
66 John L. Ryals, Brandon (D)
67 Paul W. Danahy, Tampa (D)
68 Richard S. Hodes, Tampa (D)
69 John R. Culbreath, Brooksville (D)
70 Tommy Stevens, Dade City (D)
BREVARD-OSCEOLA-INDIAN RIVER-
OKEECHOBEE
71 Charles E. Davis, Jr., Vero Beach (R)
72 Richard J. Tillman, Cocoa Beach (R)
3 Clifford A. McNulty, Melbourne (R)
4 William E. Powell, Indialantic (R)

ST. LUCIE
5 Charles (Chuck) Nergard, Fort Pierce (R)



6
7
8
9
0
1


2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9



MARTIN-PALM BEACH
Donald H. Reed, Jr., Boca Raton (R)
Jack Poorbaugh, Boynton Beach (R)
William G. James, Delray Beach (R)
Raymond J. Moudry, West Palm Beach (R)
John Jordan, Palm Beach (R)
David C. Clark, West Palm Beach (R)
BROWARD
C. Lavon Ward, Ft. Lauderdale (R)
Arthur H. Rude, Ft. Lauderdale (R)
George L. Caldwell, Ft. Lauderdale (R)
Richard A. Bird, Ft. Lauderdale (R)
Henry J. Prominski, Pompano Beach (R)
Joel Karl Gustafson, Ft. Lauderdale (R)
Joseph M. Martinez, Jr., Hollywood (R)
Charles J. King, Plantation (R)



District
DADE
90 Maxine E. Baker, Miami (D)
91 Dick Renick, Miami (D)
92 George Firestone, Miami (D)
93 Dick Clark, Coral Gables (D)
94 Lew Whitworth, Miami Lakes (D)
95 Murray H. Dubbin, Miami (D)
96 Gerald Lewis, Coral Gables (D)
97 Richard A. Pettigrew, Miami (D)
98 Talbot (Sandy) D'Alemberte, Miami (D)
99 Joe Lang Kershaw, Miami (D)
100 Walter W. Sackett, Jr., Miami (D)
101 Harold G. Featherstone, Hialeah (Ij)
102 Vernon C. Holloway, Miami (D)
103 Carl A. Singleton, Coral Gables (D)
104 Robert C. Hector, Miami (D)
105 Robert Graham, Miami Lakes (D)
106 Robert C. Hartnett, Miami (D)
107 George I. Baumgartner, North Miami (D)
108 Marshall S. Harris, Miami (D)

DADE-MONROE
109 Jeff D. Gautier, Miami (D)
110 Carey Matthews, Miami Beach (D)
111 Louis Wolfson II, Miami Beach (D)

COLLIER-GLADES-HENDRY-LEE
112 Ted Randell, Fort Myers (D)
113 James Lorenzo Walker, Naples (D)

MONROE-DADE
114 William G. Roberts, Key West (D)

HARDEE-MANATEE
115 Jerome Pratt, Palmetto (D)
116 Tom Gallen, Bradenton (D)

DESOTO-HIGHLANDS-CHARLOTTE-
SARASOTA
117 Jim K. Tillman, Sarasota (R)
118 Donald E. Heath, Nokomis (R)
119 Granville H. Crabtree, Jr., Sarasota (R)



OFFICERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Regular Session 1969



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THE JOURNAL OF THE FLORIDA



House of Representatives


ORGANIZATION SESSION



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1968


Journal of the House of Representatives for the Organization Session of the Forty-second Legislature con-
vened under the Constitution of 1885 and of the First Legislature to be convened under the Constitution of
Florida, as Revised in 1968, begun and held at the Capitol in the City of Tallahassee, in the State of Florida, on
Tuesday, November 12, 1968, being the day fixed by the Constitution, as amended, for the purpose.



Under Rule 3.1, the Clerk of the preceding Session delegated
the duties of temporary presiding officer to Representative
Ralph D. Turlington, the retiring Speaker. Mr. Turlington
called the House to order at 10 A.M.
The following list of Members elected to the House of Repre-
sentatives was read:
STATE OF FLORIDA )
i SS
OFFICE, SECRETARY OF STATE )
I, TOM ADAMS, Secretary of State of the State of Florida,
do hereby certify that the following Members of the House of
Representatives were elected at the General Election held on
the 5th day of November, A.D., 1968 as shown by the election
returns on file in this office:

DISTRICT
1-Roy L. Hess, Pensacola
2-Gordon W. Tyrrell, Pensacola
3-Tom Tobiassen, Pensacola
4-Jim Reeves, Pensacola
5-Edmond M. (Ed) Fortune, Pace
6-Henton D. (H.D.) Elmore, Crestview
7-J. G. Melvin, Ft. Walton Beach
8-John Robert Middlemas, Panama City
9-Joe Chapman, Panama City
10-R. D. Woodward, Jr., Quincy
11-Wayne Mixson, Marianna
12-Miley Miers, Tallahassee
13-Donald L. Tucker, Crawfordville
14-Ken Smith, Perry
15-Howell Lancaster, Trenton
16-Gene Shaw, Starke
17-Ralph C. Tyre, Lake City
18-Roger West, Jacksonville
19-Ted Alvarez, Jacksonville
20-Carl Ogden, Jacksonville
21-Lew Brantley, Jacksonville
22-John Crider, Jacksonville
23-Lynwood Arnold, Jacksonville
24-Fred Schultz, Jacksonville
25-R. Earl Dixon, Jacksonville
26-J. Wertz Nease, Jacksonville



27-Don Nichols, Jacksonville
28-Harry Westberry, Jacksonville
29-Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville
30-Kenneth H. MacKay, Jr., Ocala
31-Bill Andrews, Gainesville
32-W. H. (Bill) Reedy, Eustis
33-James A. Glisson, Eustis
34-A. H. (Gus) Craig, St. Augustine
35-William R. Conway, Ormond Beach
36-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
37-William M. Gillespie, New Smyrna Beach
38-Leonard V. Wood, Altamonte Springs
39-Cecil L. Bothwell, Jr., Winter Park
40-Bill Fulford, Orlando
41-David L. Lindsey, Orlando
42-William D. Gorman, Winter Park
43-Lewis Earle, Maitland
44-E. Pope Bassett, Maitland
45-William L. Gibson, Orlando
46-John J. Savage, St. Petersburg
47-Mary R. Grizzle, Indian Rocks Beach
48-John T. Ware, St. Petersburg
49-Jack Murphy, Clearwater
50-Ed S. Whitson, Jr., Clearwater
51-A. S. Jim Robinson, St. Petersburg
52-Don H. Stafford, Largo
53-William H. Fleece, St. Petersburg
54-Roger H. Wilson, St. Petersburg
55-John R. Clark, Lakeland
56-Bob Brannen, Lakeland
57-William H. "Bill" Bevis, Fort Meade
58-Quillian S. Yancey, Lakeland
59-E. C. Rowell, Wildwood
60-Ed Blackburn, Jr., Tampa
61-James L. Redman, Plant City
62-William M. Register, Jr., Tampa
63-Elvin L. Martinez, Tampa











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES November 12, 1968



64-Guy W. Spicola, Tampa
65-Terrell Sessums, Tampa
66-John L. Ryals, Brandon
67-Paul W. Danahy, Tampa
68-Richard S. Hodes, Tampa
69-John R. Culbreath, Brooksville
70-Tommy Stevens, Dade City
71-Charles E. Davis, Jr., Vero Beach
72-Richard J. Tillman, Cocoa Beach
73-Clifford A. McNulty, Melbourne
74-William E. Powell, Indialantic
75-Charles "Chuck" Nergard, Fort Pierce
76-Donald H. Reed, Jr., Boca Raton
77-Jack Poorbaugh, Boynton Beach
78-William G. James, Delray Beach
79-Raymond J. Moudry, West Palm Beach
80-John Jordan, Palm Beach
81-David C. Clark, West Palm Beach
82-C. Lavon Ward, Ft. Lauderdale
83-Arthur H. Rude, Ft. Lauderdale
84-George L. Caldwell, Ft. Lauderdale
85-Richard A. Bird, Ft. Lauderdale
86-Henry J. Prominski, Pompano Beach
87-Joel Karl Gustafson, Ft. Lauderdale
88-Joseph M. Martinez, Jr., Hollywood
89-Charles J. King, Plantation
90-Maxine E. Baker, Miami
91-Dick Renick, Miami
92-George Firestone, Miami
93-Dick Clark, Coral Gables
94-Lew Whitworth, Miami Lakes
95-Murray H. Dubbin, Miami
96-Gerald Lewis, Coral Gables
97-Richard A. Pettigrew, Miami
98-Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte, Miami
99-Joe Lang Kershaw, Miami
100-Walter W. Sackett, Jr., Miami
101-Harold G. Featherstone, Hialeah
102-Vernon C. Holloway, Miami
103-Carl A. Singleton, Coral Gables
104-Robert C. Hector, Miami
105-Robert Graham, Miami Lakes
106-Robert C. Hartnett, Miami
107-George I. Baumgartner, North Miami
108-Marshall S. Harris, Miami
109-Jeff D. Gautier, Miami
110-Carey Matthews, Miami Beach



111-Louis Wolfson II, Miami Beach
112-Ted Randell. Fort Myers



113-James Lorenzo Walker, Naples
114-William G. Roberts, Key West
115-Jerome Pratt, Palmetto
116-Tom Gallen, Bradenton
117-Jim K. Tillman, Sarasota
118-Donald E. Heath, Nokomis
119-Granville H. Crabtree, Jr., Sarasota
GIVEN under my hand and the Great Seal of
the State of Florida.


SSecretary of State

A quorum was present.

Prayer
Prayer by Father Richard Bowles, Pastor of the Church of
the Holy Spirit of Jacksonville:
0 God, from whom all authority comes, we implore you
to enlighten and lead these members of our State Legis-
lature to guide and direct our state government with the
wisdom of Solomon and the patience of Job in their delib-
erations, keeping in mind that truth and justice must
prevail in their every action so that under God there will
be liberty and justice for all. This we ask in the name of
Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord who lives in the unity of
the Holy Spirit-God, forever and ever. Amen,


Oath taken by Members
The following Members came forward and took the Oath of
Office prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Florida
before Justice B. K. Roberts of the Supreme Court:

DISTRICT
1-Roy L. Hess
2-Gordon W. Tyrrell
3-Tom Tobiassen
4-Jim Reeves
5-Edmond M. (Ed) Fortune
6-Henton D. (H. D.) Elmore
7-J. G. Melvin
8-John Robert Middlemas
9-Joe Chapman
10-R. D. Woodward, Jr.
11-Wayne Mixson
12-Miley Miers
13-Donald L. Tucker
14-Ken Smith
15-Howell Lancaster
16-Gene Shaw
17-Ralph C. Tyre
18-Roger West
19-Ted Alvarez
20-Carl Ogden
21-Lew Brantley



22-John Crider
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November 12, 1968 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



24-Fred Schultz
25-R. Earl Dixon
26-J. Wertz Nease
27-Don Nichols
28-Harry Westberry
29-Ralph D. Turlington
30-Kenneth H. MacKay, Jr.
31-Bill Andrews
32-W. H. (Bill) Reedy
33-James A. Glisson
34-A. H. (Gus) Craig
35-William R. Conway
36-James H. Sweeny, Jr.
37-William M. Gillespie
38-Leonard V. Wood
39-Cecil L. Bothwell, Jr.
40-Bill Fulford
41-David L. Lindsey
42-William D. Gorman
43-Lewis Earle
44-E. Pope Bassett
45-William L. Gibson
46-John J. Savage
47-Mary R. Grizzle
48-John T. Ware
49-Jack Murphy
50-Ed S. Whitson, Jr.
51-A. S. (Jim) Robinson
52-Don H. Stafford
53-William H. Fleece
54-Roger H. Wilson
55-John R. Clark
56-Bob Brannen
57-William H. "Bill" Bevis
58-Quillian S. Yancey
59-E. C. Rowell
60-Ed Blackburn, Jr.
61-James L. Redman
62-William M. Register, Jr.
63-Elvin L. Martinez
64-Guy W. Spicola
65-Terrell Sessums
66-John L. Ryals
67-Paul W. Danahy
68-Richard S. Hodes
69-John R. Culbreath



72-Richard J. Tillman
73-Clifford A. McNulty
74-William E. Powell
75-Charles "Chuck" Nergard
76-Donald H. Reed, Jr.
77-Jack Poorbaugh
78-William G. James
79-Raymond J. Moudry
80-John Jordan
81-David C. Clark
82-C. Lavon Ward
83-Arthur H. Rude
84-George L. Caldwell
85-Richard A. Bird
86-Henry J. Prominski
87-Joel Karl Gustafson
88-Joseph M. Martinez, Jr.
89-Charles J. King
90-Maxine E. Baker
91-Dick Renick
92-George Firestone
93-Dick Clark
94-Lew Whitworth
95-Murray H. Dubbin
96-Gerald Lewis
97-Richard A. Pettigrew
98-Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte
99-Joe Lang Kershaw
100-Walter W. Sackett, Jr.
101-Harold G. Featherstone
102-Vernon C. Holloway
103-Carl A. Singleton
104-Robert C. Hector
105-Robert Graham
106-Robert C. Hartnett
107-George I. Baumgartner
108-Marshall S. Harris
109-Jeff D. Gautier
110-Carey Matthews
111-Louis Wolfson II
112-Ted Randell
113-James Lorenzo Walker
114-William G. Roberts
115-Jerome Pratt
116-Tom Gallen
117-Jim K. Tillman



70-Tommy Stevens
71- .hnrlpa RL Davis. Jr.



118-Donald E. Heath
119-Granville H. Crabtree, Jr.











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES November 12, 1968



Election of the Speaker
The Chairman announced nominations now would be re-
ceived for Speaker for the two years beginning this day.
The Honorable Frederick H. Schultz was nominated for
Speaker by Representative Sweeny, which nomination was
seconded by Representatives Rowell and Matthews.
On motion by Representative Savage, the nominations were
closed and an unanimous ballot was cast for The Honorable
Frederick H. Schultz.
The Honorable Frederick H. Schultz was declared the duly
elected Speaker for the next two years.
On motion by Representative Arnold, Representatives Arnold,
Wolfson, Stevens, and Shaw were appointed by the Chairman
as a committee to escort the Speaker and members of his
family to the rostrum.
The Chairman presented the Speaker's mother, Mrs. Clifford
G. Schultz; his wife, Nancy, and their children, Catherine,
Frederick, Jr., Clifford, and John.
Justice Roberts administered the Oath of Office to the Speaker.
The Speaker was then presented by the Chairman to the
membership.

THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR


Introduction of Distinguished Guest
The Speaker introduced former Governor Farris Bryant and
invited him to the rostrum for greetings.


Election of Speaker Pro Tempore
The Speaker announced nominations now would be received
for Speaker pro tempore for the two years beginning this day.
The Honorable T. Terrell Sessums was nominated for Speaker
pro tempore by Representative Pettigrew, which nomination
was seconded by Representatives Mixson and Danahy.
On motion by Representative Crider, nominations were closed
and an unanimous ballot was cast for The Honorable T. Terrell
Sessums.
The Honorable T. Terrell Sessums was declared the duly
elected Speaker pro tempore.
On motion by Representative Spicola, Representatives Spicola,
Gillespie, and Alvarez were appointed by the Speaker as a
committee to escort the Speaker pro tempore and his wife,
Neva, to the rostrum.
The Speaker then presented Mrs. Sessums.
Justice Roberts administered the Oath of Office to the
Speaker pro tempore.
The Speaker pro tempore was then presented by the Speaker
and addressed the membership.


Election of the Clerk
The Speaker announced nominations now would be received
for Clerk for the two years beginning this day.
Mr. Allen Morris was nominated for Clerk by Representative
Murray H. Dubbin, which nomination was seconded by Repre-
sentatives Reed and Shaw.
On motion by Representative Baker, nominations were closed
and an unanimous ballot was cast for Mr. Morris as Clerk.
Mr. Morris was declared the duly elected Clerk.
Justice Roberts administered the Oath of Office to the Clerk.


Election of the Sergeant at Arms



The Speaker announced nominations now would be received
for Sergeant at Arms for the two years beginning this day.



Mr. W. A. Ballentine was nominated for Sergeant at Arms
by Representative Miers, which nomination was seconded by
Representative Brantley.
On motion by Representative Holloway, nominations were
closed and an unanimous ballot was cast for Mr. Ballentine as
Sergeant at Arms.
Mr. Ballentine was declared the duly elected Sergeant at
Arms.
Justice Roberts administered the Oath of Office to the Ser-
geant at Arms.


Committee to the Senate
On motion by Representative Reeves, Representatives Reeves,
Grizzle, and Wolfson were appointed by the Speaker as a
committee to inform the Senate that the House was convened
for the purpose of organization. After a brief absence, the
committee returned and reported that it had performed the
duty assigned it and was discharged.


Committee to the Governor
On motion by Representative Alvarez, Representatives Al-
varez, Reed, and Turlington were appointed by the Speaker as
a committee to wait upon His Excellency, Governor Claude R.
Kirk, Jr., and notify him that the House was convened for the
purpose of organization. After a brief absence, the committee
returned and reported that it had performed the duty assigned
it and was discharged.


Introduction of House Resolution
By Representative Rowell-
HIR 1-ORG-A Resolution providing for the organization of
the House of Representatives during the 42nd Session of the
Legislature.
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida:
1. That the Rules of the House of Representatives adopted
for the Regular Session 1967 shall govern the House for the
Organization Session 1968 insofar as these are applicable, with
the following specific directions and exceptions:
(a) The Speaker is empowered to appoint the members of
the Committee on Rules and Calendar and the Committee on
House Administration, and such other committees as he from
time to time may deem appropriate, and to do whatever may
be necessary in his judgment for the effective and efficient
function of these committees, at such times and for such pur-
poses as he may appoint.
(b) The Committee on Rules and Calendar is requested to
bring in proposed Rules for the House of Representatives dur-
ing the 42nd Session of the Legislature as soon as possible.
2. That each Member of the House of Representatives shall
be paid mileage and per diem for this Organization Session as
provided by law.
3. The House of Representatives finds that the Members
do incur legislative expenses in connection with their elective
duties for office expenses, travel, telephone and telegraph and
postage, and that such expenses should be paid monthly, to
each member each and every month from the legislative expense
appropriation and that such payments should be made in rea-
sonable amounts and under such rules as the Committee on
House Administration, approved by the Speaker, shall promul-
gate.
-was read the first time by title.
On motions by Mr. Rowell, the resolution was read the
second time in full and adapted.



Appointment of Standing Committees
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
standing committps!











November 12, 1968 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



RULES & CALENDAR
E. C. Rowell, Chairman; T. Terrell Sessums, Vice Chairman;
Lynwood Arnold, A. H. Craig, Murray H. Dubbin, Howell E.
Lancaster, Carey Matthews, Richard A. Pettigrew, Donald H.
Reed, Jr., W. H. Reedy, James J. Reeves, Ken Smith, Guy W.
Spicola, Don H. Stafford, James H. Sweeny, Jr., Jim K. Tillman,
Donald L. Tucker, Ralph D. Turlington, James Lorenzo Walker,
Harry Westberry, and Louis Wolfson II.

HOUSE ADMINISTRATION
Lew Brantley, Chairman; William G. James, Vice Chairman;
George Firestone, Edmond M. Fortune, and John L. Ryals.


Address by Speaker Schultz
The Speaker addressed the House as follows:

Ladies and Gentlemen of the House:
Those of you who have just completed a term in which
we served through no less than one regular and seven
"extraordinary sessions would see the irony if I welcomed
you to the first full-time legislature in Florida's history.
But it shall be almost full-time because of the mandate
inherent in the state's new Constitution; and because we,
as lawmakers, are faced with three formidable challenges
in developing a modern structure of government in Flor-
ida. I view these challenges as 1) creation of a new
management system to cope with the growing complexities
of government; 2) forming a new approach to education;
and 3) becoming a more active and responsive legislature.
In speeches on the floor of this House and throughout
the state, I have pointed out that our management system
is outdated. We havehave long performed the essential function
of governmental allocation of resources by intuition rather
than logic. Last year important steps were taken in the
passage of legislation to create the office of State Planning
and to make the Auditor responsible to the legislative
branch rather than the executive. Aided by support from
legislators, the Budget Director, the Planning Director and
the Legislative Auditor have been working together on
the initial steps necessary to institute a Planning-Program-
ming-Budgeting system. Schools and seminars have been
held for both legislators and agency heads. Tomorrow you
will attend an all-day session devoted to planning, budget-
ing and management problems. There will be a discussion
of our present system and the serious problems which we
face, together with a basic description of the system which
we hope to institute. Prime impetus for a Planning-Pro-
gramming-Budgeting system has come from members of
the Legislature and it is vital that we continue to concen-
trate on this area as a priority item if we are to discharge
adequately our responsibility as the policy-making body of
this state. It will require a minimum of five years to make
the transiLion but the potential advantages in terms of
both efficiency and effectiveness will be well worth the
effort.
In education, we stand on the brink of the most important
changes ever experienced in this field. Our society is a
study in contrasts. Economically, our people are better off
than ever before and opportunities for success were never
greater. On the other hand, automation tends also to in-
crease unemployment problems. Our senior citizens feel
neglected and discarded. We see widespread evidence of
the strain caused by a belated attempt to assimilate the
black ten percent of our population as equal members of
society. Our young people react to tremendous competitive
pressure by sometimes irresponsible activity in their quest
for involvement. Constantly changing conditions create a
generation gap which seems to occur in five years rather
than twenty. Education is the vital ingredient in attempt-
ing to cope with all of these varying problems. But the
needs are so massive that they sap the resources of even
our affluent society. To meet all of these needs with our
present system is an impossibility. The basic structure of
education involving a teacher, a textbook and a classroom



has been in use for hundreds of years. Great effort has
been made to improve it and much has been accomplished
but no other area has been less responsive to the major
forces which have brought massive change in every other



attempt had been made to consider the concept of produc-
tivity in education and five years ago educational technology
was almost unknown. Suddenly, we are becoming aware of
the necessity for a completely new approach. Our present
system frustrates teachers by inundating them in a mass
of detail and frustrates students by forcing them into a
common package with their classmates. Teachers don't
teach-students learn-and the present system has a ten-
dency to inhibit instead of encourage.
Education must be individualized and made effective for
people of all ages. In a society where a body of information
may be valid for only a few years, the talents of a trained
teacher must be properly utilized with a structure based
on ability, responsibility, and imagination and a pay scale
commensurate thereto. Only in this way can personnel of
quality be attracted and held in education. New techniques
for accomplishing these goals have appeared in class-
rooms and laboratories throughout the nation. We know
what they are but we don't know yet how to put them to-
gether. One authority in the field describes the situation
by reminding us that steel, copper, aluminum and rubber
can be used to build either a train or a jet. Both are used
for transportation and both achieve the same ultimate
purpose but there is a tremendous difference in speed.
Education is the most vital governmental function of this
or any other state. It is the Legislature which provides for
this function;thi function; therefore, it is incumbent upon us to make
every effort to aid in the development of the new system
which must inevitably emerge. No other group can serve
so effectively as the focal point for the coordinated efforts
of all the varying groups which must be involved in this
project. Leadership will require concentrated effort. I urge
each one of you to lose no opportunity to familiarize your-
selves with the many facets of the problem. Without
question, the most exciting changes of the 1970's will be
in the field of education. With a united effort, I believe we
may genuinely aspire to make Florida first in education.
This House of Representatives can and should be the
most innovative and responsive body in the history of the
state. It will certainly be the most knowledgeable. Many of
you have already attended schools and seminars in different
parts of the country. During the past two days and during
tomorrow's session, we will attempt to give you an over-
view of the state's current situation and problems. Today
I will announce the appointment of twenty-eight standing
committees. These committees will meet regularly between
now and the Session beginning in April. These same com-
mittees will then move smoothly into the handling of legis-
lative problems between sessions. I have asked the Com-
mittee on House Administration to set dates for meetings
of all committees on a regular basis here in Tallahassee
between now and April. All Members will be aware that
their presence in Tallahassee is required on those dates.
I am appointing no Member to more than three committees.
There should, therefore, be little reason for absenteeism
and each Member will have greatly increased opportunities
for in-depth study and creative work on his committees.
Bills may be pre-filed and will be assigned to committees
for tentative action. It is my hope that we will be able to
pass important legislation on the second day of the Regular
Session. In order to reach these goals, certain Rules changes
will be necessary. I am requesting the Rules Committee to
change Rule 8.16 concerning the Special Order Calendar.
At present we go under the Rule after the first twenty
(20) days of the Session and the Rules Committee sets
an unlimited Special Order Calendar. In order to consider
important legislation early ib th Session, I am suggesting
that we go under the Rule on the first day but that for
the first thirty (30) days the Special Order Calendar con-
sist of no more than three bills with reversion to the Reg-
ular Order Calendar thereafter. In this way a Member
will be assured that a bill on which he has worked early
and with diligence will receive floor consideration and at
the same time the House will be assured of meaningful
activity each day.
Perhaps never before has the Appropriations Committee
carried such a heavy burden. Its members bear the primary
responsibility for dealing with the extraordinary fiscal
problems of the next two years and they must assure that
the transition to a better management system is accom-
plished diligently, but expeditiously. We are faced with a



very large gap between anticipated income and projected
expenditures based on current programs. The people of this
state have within this calendar year experienced the larg-
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Federal surtax. I believe they expect us to make every
effort to pass an Appropriations Bill which can be financed
by income from current sources. To accomplish this, the
Appropriations Committee must adopt a program approach
and critical evaluation procedure. Every area of expendi-
ture must be re-evaluated and each request for additional
employees thoroughly justified. I believe that we can
better transact the business of state government with
higher pay scales for fewer employees.
I am not, however, proposing a rigid "no new tax"
pledge; experience has shown us that such a course can
only result in chaos and inefficiency. If the Appropriations
Committee, after deliberate consideration, reaches the
conclusion that further cuts in vital programs would result
in irreparable harm, it must make a responsible recommen-
dation to this House. If we; are unable to avoid expenditure
increases beyond our income, we must find a way to ade-
quately fund our Appropriation Bill within reasonable
limits. However, I believe that the necessity for a major
tax increase can and should be avoided.
Such a difficult task will require intense effort. I expect
the Appropriations Committee to put in more hours prior
to the Regular Session than any of its predecessors. I am,
therefore, suggesting that the Appropriations Committee,
in addition to regular meetings between now and April,
plan to move to Tallahassee on March 15th as soon as the
Budget Commission has developed the proposed budget.
With almost round-the-clock sessions between March 15th
and the convening of the Session, it should be possible for
this Committee to report the major bill within the first
three weeks of the Regular Session and I am so requesting.
I would further hope that the Appropriations Committee
would vote out no other legislation until the major bill
has been considered. Other bills containing appropriations
should be held in the Rules Committee and brought to the
floor in a group. Such a procedure will enable us to ap-
proach the problem of expenditures in an orderly fashion
rather than on a piece-meal basis and, for the first time,
Members will be able to consider the overall appropriations
picture before they vote on any individual bill. In order to
further clarify decisions on expenditures, it will be neces-
sary to fully implement the Fiscal Note Rule. I am, there-
fore, recommending a change in Rule 7.16 to provide that
the staff for the Committee on Appropriations, the Com-
mittee on Finance and Taxation and the Committee on
Ad Valorem Taxation, in cooperation withth the staff of the
State Planning and Budget Commission and all other appro-
priate agencies, be responsible for preparing a Fiscal Note
on all general bills or joint resolutions affecting revenues,
expenditures or fiscal liability.
For the first time in the history of this state, the Com-
mittee on Finance and Taxation will be able to consider
our tax structure based upon a thorough study and analy-
sis, including the best impact figures currently available.
In order to be equitable, taxes must reflect the economic
structure of the governmental entity. Taxes collected, both
on the federal and local level, must also be taken into
consideration if equity is to be achieved. It is my hope
that the Committee on Finance and Taxation will be able
to recommend reforms to make taxes as fair as possible
for Florida citizens. I would further urge that a system be
set up to constantly review economic conditions and develop
more precise information, particularly in the area of the
impact of taxation at all income levels. The Committee
must also develop a plan for the collection of additional
revenue if, in spite of our best efforts, such action becomes
necessary.
The Committee on Public School Education, in addition
to its long range planning, should direct its attention to
two immediate problems. First, a continuation of our ef-
forts to remove the inequities from county to county in
their ability to finance education. This should be done
without stifling the initiative of those counties striving
for superiority within their own systems. Second, a pro-
gram to meet the need for school construction which we
currently estimate to be a minimum of five hundred mil-
lion dollars.



During the Special Session on education this spring, we
attempted to meet growth needs in this area by increasing
the state's portion of the additional capital outlay trust
fund from $200 to $800 per pupil. These funds are not avail-
able for bonding. I am therefore, proposing an amendment
to the School Rondl rtionn Arflo YTT .Qrnn O/A ,*



the 1968 Constitution to provide that the amount of reve-
nues derived from the licensing of motor vehicles which
is distributed to the counties be increased from $400 per
instructional unit to $1,600 per instructional unit for any
increase in units over the base year 1963-64. The deficit
created in the general revenue fund upon the passage of
such an amendment would be met by discontinuing the
appropriation in the additional capital outlay trust fund.
The result would be an additional bonding capacity at the
county level of approximately 225 million dollars, at no
additional cost to the state. I am further recommending
that the amount per instructional unit for the base units
in 1963-64 be increased in 1971 from $400 per instructional
unit to $1,400 per instructional unit less the amount pro-
duced by one-half mill in each county. This would provide
an additional bonding capacity at the county level of ap-
proximately 275 million dollars. Each county would receive
additional funds, but those counties which are better able
to meet their needs on a local level would receive propor-
tionately less than those counties with a low availability
of funds from property taxes on a per student basis. The
first part of the amendment therefore would seek to meet
growth needs and the second part would make more funds
available to all counties modified by a factor based on need.
The process which we have used in the past for the
handling of claims against the state has been unfair to the
claimants and frustrating to the Members. It is my hope
that we, will pass a Tort Claims Act to provide a permanent
procedure in future years. During this Session, however,
the following procedure will be followed. Representative
Tucker will act as the Coordinator of all Claims Bills. An
attorney with judicial temperament will be hired to act as
a Special Master. When a Claims Bill is filed, I shall
appoint a special three-man Ad Hoc Committee for that
particular Bill. The Special Master will then hold a hearing
under judicial rules in the geographical area from whence
the claim originates. He will submit a legal transcript and
a recommendation to the Ad Hoc Committee which will
then act on the bill prior to any floor action. Such a system
has the advantage of assuring that no Member will con-
sider in committee a Claims Bill from the area which he
represents, and each Claims Bill will be more thoroughly
considered by an orderly procedure which does not require
any Member to sit in judgment on more than two or three
Claims Bills during the Session.
The new Constitution provides that all functions of the
executive branch of state government shall be allotted
among not more than 25 departments. This presents a
problem of considerable complexity and magnitude to the
Committee on State Governmental Organization and Effi-
ciency. I hope that they will continue their efforts to
analyze our government on a functional basis. If we can
agree on a proposed chart of the functions of the executive
branch, the problem of who will have authority and respon-
sibility will be greatly eased. The Committee will also have
to contend with shifts resulting in the rapid change from
a rural to an urban society. There will be a special sub-
committee focusing on this problem. Suggestions have been
made for the creation of a Department of Urban Affairs.
Such a proposal has the obvious advantage of generating
maximum attention. However, there are two basic disad-
vantages. First, the difficulties of metropolitan areas cut
across the entire spectrum of government service. Second,
the creation of such an all-encompassing department would
probably require a massive commitment in terms of both
time and money. A better solution might be found by
dividing the problem in terms of specific functions. On the
one hand much needs to be done in terms of coordination
and cooperation. State government needs to know what
funds are available on the local level and how they are
being used. State government should also assist local gov-
ernments in identifying and procuring the maximum
amount of available funds from all sources. Such a func-
tion can best be accomplished by a central staffing agency.
The Office of State Planning, with the most comprehensive
legislation of any state department in the country, was
created to discharge a responsibility in this area. This
Office is in most states rapidly assuming the function of
the central staff agency for the executive branch. I sug-
gest that the responsibility of the Office of State Planning
in urban affairs be strengthened and properly funded.



There would still be the need for an agency to perform
a more active function. With schools and roads being han-
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are primarily economic and social. One possibility would be
the creation of a Department of Commerce which would
encompass, among others, the activities of the present
Development Commission, Industrial Commission, and a
new Commission on Human Resources. Such a department
would consider most of the economic functions carried out
in this state with the exception of agriculture and would
attempt to bring about maximum utilization of our human
resources within that economic structure. Its major respon-
sibilities would include an inventory of available employ-
ment opportunities, the creation of new opportunities
through industrial development and the intensification of
efforts to enable our citizens at all age levels to find a
suitable, productive role in our state's economy.
Whatever might be the eventual solution in the area of
urban problems, it is obvious that we have a unique oppor-
tunity to totally restructure state government in Florida.
We should make every effort to take advantage of such an
opportunity to increase efficiency in terms of dollars spent
and effectiveness in terms of results achieved.
Let me close by focusing on what I consider to be the
key element in the success of our efforts. For many years
there has been some lack of respect for the legislative
branch in all state governments. This has occurred because
ideas and active leadership largely emanated from other
areas of government. Legislatures throughout the nation
were largely content with a passive function. The hallmark
of our age, a constantly accelerating rapidity of change,
makes such an approach no longer tolerable. Let us accom-
plish the purpose for which Legislatures were originally
created-that of being the true policy-making branch of
government. Let us have pride in our membership in this
legislative body and so discharge our responsibilities that
during the next two years the citizens of Florida will share
with us a deep feeling of satisfaction in our efforts toward
more responsive and creative government.


Committee from the Senate
A committee from the Senate consisting of Senators Scar-
borough, Daniel and Bishop was received and announced that
the Senate was convened for the purpose of organization.


Adjournment
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House adjourned at 11:55 A.M.
to reconvene at 3:00 P.M. today.

AFTERNOON SESSION
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 3:00 P.M.
The following Members were recorded present:



Mr. Speaker
Alvarez
Andrews
Arnold
Baker
Bassett
Baumgartner
Bevis
Bird
Blackburn
Bothwell
Brannen
Brantley
Caldwell
Chapman
Clark, David C.
Clark, Dick
Clark, J. R.
Conway
Crabtree
Craig
Crider
Culbreath
D'Alemberte
Danahy
Davis



Dubbin
Earle
Elmore
Featherstone
Firestone
Fleece
Fortune
Fulford
Gallen
Gautier
Gibson
Gillespie
Glisson
German
Grizzle
Gustafson
Harris
Hartnett
Heath
Hector
Hess
Hodes
Holloway
James
Jordan
Kershaw
VIVO-- .



Lancaster
Lewis
Lindsey
MacKay
Martinez, E. L.
Martinez, J. M.
Matthews
McNulty
Melvin
Middlemas
Miers
Mixson
Moudry
Murphy
Nease
Nergard
Nichols
Ogden
Pettigrew
Poorbaugh
Powell
Pratt
Prominski
Randell
Reed
Reedy
T A~-^



Register
Renick
Roberts
Robinson
Rowell
Rude
Ryals
Savage
Sessums
Shaw
Singleton
Smith
Spicola
Stafford
Stevens
Sweeny
Tillman, J. K.
Tillman, R. J.
Tobiassen
Tucker
Turlington
Tyre
Tyrrell
Walker
Ward
Ware
w.aa+



Westberry Whitworth Wolfson
Whitson Wilson Wood



Woodward
Yancey



Excused: Representatives Graham, Redman, and Sackett.
A quorum was present.


Recess
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House stood in informal recess
at 3:05 P.M. for a meeting of the Committee on Rules &
Calendar.


Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 3:12 P.M.
A quorum was present.


Report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar
The following report was read:
November 12, 1968
The Honorable Frederick H. Schultz
Speaker, House of Representatives
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules & Calendar begs leave to report
and recommends the Rules attached as the Rules of the House
of Representatives for the two years beginning today.
The Committee further recommends the printing for distri-
bution of a sufficient number of copies, suitably bound, of the
Rules and Manual of the House to satisfy the requirements of
the Members of the House, together with an additional number
deemed necessary to meet the needs of the public.
The Rules and Manual shall include a list of the Members,
the Rules, the Precedents of the Florida House, membership of
standing committees, the State Constitution, and such other
material as may be regarded as useful. The Clerk is authorized
to compile a biographical directory of the Legislature, for
publication in such quantity as serves the needs of the Members
and the public, and this directory may be incorporated in the
permanent edition of the Rules and Manual.
In meeting of the Committee duly called and assembled for
the purpose of formulating and recommending the Rules of the
House of Representatives, upon motion to adopt the Rules, the
vote of the Committee was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Arnold, Craig, Dubbin, Lancaster, Matthews,
Pettigrew, Reed, Reedy, Reeves, Smith, Spi-
cola, Stafford, Sweeny, Tillman, Tucker, Tur-
lington, Walker, Westberry, Wolfson, Sessums,
and Rowell
Respectfully submitted,
E. C. Rowell
Chairman, Committee on
Rules & Calendar


Rule One
OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

1.1-A Speaker and a Speaker pro tempore shall be
elected at the Organization Session of the
Election of House of Representatives. They are to
seker pro continue in office until their successors
tempore are chosen and qualified or until the ex-
piration of their term, whichever shall
first occur. They shall take an oath to support the Con-
stitution of the United States and of the State of Florida,
and for the true and faithful discharge of their duties of
office to the best of knowledge and ability.



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1.2-In all cases of ballot, a majority of the votes given
shall be necessary to an election. Where
BaElectiotn by there shall not be such a majority on the
first ballot, the ballots shall be repeated
until a majority be obtained. If, however, no one be
elected on the first three (3) ballots, then the names af-
ter the top two (2) in number of votes received on the
third tally of the votes shall be dropped and the House
shall ballot on the two (2) names remaining. In all bal-
loting, blank ballots shall be rejected and not taken into
the count in enumeration of votes reported by the teller.
1.3-There shall be a Clerk who shall be elected for
Clerk a period of two (2) years and shall
keep open the Office of the Clerk dur-
ing and between Sessions of the Legislature on a perma-
nent basis. A permanent staff of assistants shall be ap-
pointed to efficiently transact such business as assigned,
or required by law or by rules of the House, during and
between Sessions of the Legislature. The Clerk shall take
an oath to support the Constitution of the United States
and of the State of Florida, and for the true and faithful
discharge of the duties of office to the best of knowledge
and ability.
1.4-The Speaker shall, with the advice and consent
of the Members, designate the Sergeant
Designation and at Arms. The Speaker shall employ the
employees Chaplain, Postmaster and all other em-
ployees of the House. The Speaker shall
have the right to dismiss any employee or attache of the
House and pay of such employee or attache shall stop on
the day of dismissal.
1.5-No employee or attache of the House shall, di-
Employees for- rectly or indirectly, interest or concern
bidden to lobby himself with the passage or consideration
of any measure whatsoever. If any em-
ployee or attache so interests, or concerns himself with
any measure it shall be grounds for summary dismissal.
1.6-Employees and attaches shall perform the duties
allotted to them by custom and by rule of
Hours of employ- the House and by order of the Speaker.
of employees House stenographers not especially as-
signed shall be under the supervision of
a head to be designated by the Committee on House
Administration. House stenographers shall be at all times
subject to the requisition of the Chairman or Acting
Chairman of any House Committee, for the performance
of the official business of the House. All attaches and
employees of the House shall remain on duty at all times
while the House is in session. When the House is not in
session they shall observe the same hours of employment
as regular capitol employees; provided, that any commit-
tee may require a stenographer to attend its meetings at
any time. House stenographers may be required to write
letters for Members of the House when same does not
interfere with their doing the official work of the House
which has been allotted to them.



1.7-If employees are absent without prior permission,
save for just cause, they shall be dropped
absenalty for from the payroll or forfeit compensation
employees with- for the period of absence as the Commit-
out permission tee on House Administration mrnv rlpfr-



1.8-The Speaker shall approve vouchers for secre-
Speaker approves trial, travel, and other office expense of
vouchers Members.


Rule Two
THE SPEAKER
2.1-The Speaker shall take the chair on every legisla-
Calling the House tive day precisely at the hour to which
to order; and the House adjourned at the last sitting,
correction of the immediately call the Members to order,
Journal and on the appearance of a quorum, cause
prayer to be said and the Journal of the previous pro-
ceedings to be corrected, and proceed to other business.
2.2-He shall preserve order and decorum, and, in case
Speaker preserves of disturbance or disorderly conduct in
order oniefloor, the galleries, or in the lobby, may cause
lobby the same to be cleared.
2.3-He shall have general control of the Chamber of
Speaker's control the House, and of the corridors, passages
of Chamber, and rooms assigned to the use of the
corridors, and House whether in the Capitol or else-
rooms where.

2.4-He shall sign all acts, joint resolutions, resolu-
Speaker's sig- tions, memorials, writs, warrants, sub-
nature to acts, poenas and authorizations for payment
warrants, sub- or other papers issued by the House. He
poenas, etc.; and
decision of ques- shall decide all questions of order, sub-
tions of order ject to an appeal by any Member. He may
subject to appeal require the Member raising a point of
order to cite the rule or other authority in support of
the question. Upon appeal, no Member (except the
Member taking the appeal) shall speak more than once,
save by permission of the House. The Member taking the
appeal shall have the right to speak five (5) minutes in
closing the debate.
2.5--He shall not be required to vote in ordinary legis-
lative proceedings other than on final
vote passage of a bill or resolution, except
where his vote would be decisive. In all
yea and nay votes, the Speaker's name shall be called
last.
2.6-He shall have the right to name any Member to
Speaker perform the duties of the Chair, but such
pro tempore substitution shall not extend beyond one
(1) legislative day. In his absence and
omission to make such appointment, the Speaker pro
tempore shall act during his absence.



2.7-The
Appoint
select
committees



Speaker shall appoint such select committees
as may be necessary or authorized by the
House.



Rule Three
THE CLERK
3.1-The Clerk of the preceding Session shall, at the
Clerk's duties beginning of the Organization Session of
at organization the Legislature, call the Members to order,
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a Speaker or Speaker pro tempore, preserve order and
decorum, and decide all questions of order subject to ap-
peal by any Member. The duties of this Section may be
delegated by the Clerk to any Member. Wherever the
pronoun "he" appears in this Rule, it shall be deemed to
designate either masculine or feminine.
3.2-The Clerk (also known as the Chief Clerk) shall
cause to be kept a correct Journal of the
Duties proceedings of the House, and this Journal
keeps Journal shall be numbered serially from the first
day of each session of the Legislature.
As Enrolling Clerk, ex officio, and as Clerk, he shall
superintend the engrossing, enrolling and transmitting
of bills, resolutions and memorials; shall not permit any
records or papers belonging to the House to be taken
out of his custody other than in the regular course of
business and only then upon receipt and shall report any
missing papers to the Speaker.
3.3-He shall prepare a Daily Calendar which shall set
forth: (1) the order of business; (2)
Calendars the nature of the committee report on
each bill, i.e., whether favorable, favor-
able with committee amendments or favorable with com-
mittee substitute, and (3) the status of each bill, i.e.,
whether on second or third reading. There shall be an
Interim Calendar which shall include all assignments of
profiled bills for study by committees and notice of
hearings required under these Rules. The Interim Cal-
endar shall be issued at such intervals as will be con-
sistent with the intent of the Rules.
3.4-He shall have read to the House all papers or-
dered to be read; note responses of Mem-
Readlls papers bers when the roll is called to determine
the presence of a quorum; call the roll
and note the answers of Members when a question is
taken by yeas and nays; assist, under the direction of the
Speaker, in taking the count when any vote of the
House is taken by a show of hands or otherwise.
3.5-IIe shall attest to all writs, warrants, subpoenas
Attests warrants and authorizations for payment issued by
and subpoenas; order of the House, and to the passage
certifies passai of all bills, resolutions and memorials.

3.6-He shall prepare the copy for all printed forms
Prepares used by the House.
printed forms
3.7-He shall assign such assistants as may be author-
ized by the Speaker for the performance
Assitnts Of the duties required of him. These as-
sistants shall be subject to the Clerk's
orders.
3.8--He shall examine bills upon their tender for in-
troduction to determine whether superfi-
Responsibility cially these meet the requirements of the
for legal form
of bills, etc. Constitution for the presence of the en-
acting or resolving clause or provision in
local bills for advertising or for referendum but beyond



calling an apparent defect to the attention of the intro-
ducer, the obligation of the Clerk shall end and respon-



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sibility for legal and constitutional correctness shall be
that solely of the introducer.
3.9-He shall maintain, in addition to a numerical in-
Keeps dex of bills and resolutions, a cumulative
indices index of measures by their introducers.

Rule Four
THE SERGEANT AT ARMS, POSTMASTER, CHAPLAIN
4.1-The Sergeant at Arms shall attend the House dur-
Sergeant at Arms ing its sittings, maintain order under the
enforces direction of the Speaker or Chairman,
authority and, pending the election of a Speaker or
of House Speaker pro tempore, under the direction
of the Clerk, execute the commands of the House, and
all processes issued by authority thereof, directed to
him by the Speaker.
4.2-He shall enforce strictly the rules relating to the
privileges of the Chamber and be respon-
General duties sible to the Speaker for the official con-
of the Sergeant
at Arms duct of doorkeepers and other employees
of his office. He shall assign such undes-
ignated assistants as the Speaker authorizes. He shall
have charge of the distribution of all printing authorized
by the House.
4.3-He shall, at the beginning and close of each Ses-
sion, take an inventory of all the furni-
the Custodian of ture, books, and other public property in
furniture, books, the several committee and other rooms
etc. under his charge (excluding the rooms of
the Speaker and of the Clerk), and report the same
to the Speaker. He shall do whatever is reasonable and
proper for the expedition of the business of the House.
4.4-He shall, fifteen (15) minutes before the hour of
The Sergeant at the meeting of the House each day, see
Arms clears the that the floor is cleared of all persons
floor of unauthor- except those privileged to remain, and he
ized persons shall do whatever may be possible and
proper to keep the public corridors outside the Chamber
free of loiterers so the Members will not be impeded in
their passage.
4.5-He shall be under the supervision of the Commit-
tee on House Administration or as other-
Supervision of wise directed by the Speaker or by the
Sergeant at Arms Speaker-designate when the office of the
Speaker is vacant.
4.6-The Postmaster shall superintend the post office
kept in the Capitol for the accommoda-
The Postmaster tion of Representatives and officers of the
superintends House, and be responsible to the Ser-
post office geant at Arms for the prompt and safe
delivery of mail.

4.7-The Chaplain shall attend at the beginning of



each day's sitting of the House and open
Duties aiof the the same with prayer. In the necessary
absence of the Chaplain, the Speaker may
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Rule Five
THE MEMBERS
5.1-Every Member shall be within the House Cham-
ber during its sittings unless excused or
Members necessarily prevented, and shall vote on
shall
vote each question put, except that no Member
shall be permitted to vote on any question
immediately concerning his private rights as distinct
from the public interest.
5.2-The Speaker may excuse anv Member from at-



Excused
absence



tendance on the House and its committees
for any stated period, and such excused
absence shall be noted on the Journal.



5.3-Any Member absenting himself from attendance
on the House or its committees, and hav-
be left ing in his possession any papers relating
to the business before the House, shall
leave such papers with the Clerk before departing from
the Capitol.
5.4-Any Member, having answered roll call (taken
either orally or by the voting machine)
Members at the opening of any daily session, or who
present unless enters after roll call and announces his
excused presence to the House, shall thereafter
be deemed as present unless leave of ab-
sence is obtained from the Speaker.
5.5-In cases of contest for a seat in the House, notice
setting forth the grounds of such contest
Contested shall be given by the contestant to the
House within three (3) calendar days af-
ter the House first convenes, and in such case, the con-
test shall be determined by majority vote as speedily as
reasonably possible.
5.6-Legislative office is a trust to be performed with
integrity in the public interest. A Mem-
Legislative ber of the House of Representatives is
jealous of the confidence placed in him by
the people. By personal example and by admonition to
colleagues whose behavior may threaten the honor of
the lawmaking body, he shall watchfully guard the re-
sponsibility of his office.
5.7-A Member of the House of Representatives shall
accept nothing which reasonably may be
Improper construed to improperly influence his of-
ficial act, decision or vote.
5.8-A Member of the House of Representatives should
not allow his personal employment to im-
employment pair his independence of judgment in the
exercise of his official duties.
5.9-A Member of the House of Representatives should
Conflict not directly or indirectly receive or agree
of to receive any compensation for any serv-
interest ices rendered or to be rendered either by
himself or another when such activity is in substantial
conflict with his duties as a Member of the House of
Representatives.



5.10-A Member of the House of Representatives prior
to taking any action or voting upon any
disqualification measure in which he has a personal, pri-
vate or professional interest which inures
to his special private gain, or the special gain of any
principal by whom he is retained, shall disclose the na-
ture of his interest as a public record in a memorandum
filed with the Clerk of the House and published in the
Journal of the House. Upon disclosure, such Member
may disqualify himself from voting on a measure in which
he has a conflict of interest.
5.11-Each Member of the House of Representatives
shall be responsible for calling the provi-
employees sions of Rule 1.5 of the House to the
attention of his employees.
5.12-A Member of the House of Representatives,
when in doubt about the applicability and
opinions interpretation of this Rule in a particular
context, shall submit in writing the facts
of the situation to the Committee on Standards and Con-
duct of the House with a request for an advisory opinion
to establish the standard of public duty. An advisory
opinion shall be rendered by the Committee, all of said
opinions to be numbered, dated, and published in the
Journal of the House. Said opinions shall not identify
the Member of the House seeking the opinion unless such
Member so requests.
5.13-Any Member requesting an opinion from the
Committee on Standards and Conduct,
Appearance after submitting the facts of the situation
Committee in writing, may appear in person before
the Committee.
5.14-Separately from any prosecutions or penalties
Penalties for otherwise provided by law, any Member
violations of the House, determined to have violated
the requirements of this Rule shall be cen-
sured, reprimanded, placed on probation or expelled.
Such determination and disciplinary action shall be taken
by a two-thirds vote of the House of Representatives,
upon recommendation of the Committee on Standards
and Conduct. The Committee on Standards and Conduct,
before making said recommendation, shall conduct a
hearing, after notifying the House Member alleged to
have violated this Rule and granting said Member an
opportunity to appear at the hearing.

Rule Six
COMMITTEES
6.1-Beginning with the Organization Session, the
Standing Speaker shall appoint the membership of
Committees these standing committees:

Ad Valorem Taxation
Agriculture
Appropriations
Banks & Loans



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Commerce
Conservation
Crime & Law Enforcement
Elections
Finance & Taxation
General Legislation
Higher Education
House Administration
Insurance
Judiciary
Labor & Industry
Local Government
Mental Health
Public Health & Welfare
Public Lands & Parks
Public Safety
Public School Education
Retirement & Personnel
Rules & Calendar
Standards & Conduct
State Governmental Organization & Efficiency
State Institutions
Transportation

Each Committee, except the Committee on Claims,
shall consist of not less than five (5) nor more than
twenty-seven (27) Members, one of whom shall be
designated by the Speaker as Chairman and another as
Vice Chairman. The Speaker shall, ex officio, be an
additional member of every committee. The Chairman
of the Committee on Claims also shall be known as
Coordinator of the Subcommittees on Claims.

Committees shall meet on the call of the Chairman;
or, in his absence, the Vice Chairman, or, upon the
written request of three (3) or more members of the
committee to the remaining members.
6.2-The Chairman, or in his absence, the Vice Chair-
man, shall cause to be given at least two
introducers (2) hours prior notice in writing to the
introducer of any bill to be considered by
a committee, and any House bill or resolution reported
unfavorably by any committee without such notice to
and an opportunity to be heard having been given to its
introducer, shall be recommitted to the committee re-
porting the same unfavorably upon the point of order be-
ing made within three (3) days after such report is
printed in the Journal. This privilege shall also extend to
any Member, not an introducer, who has given the
Chairman written notice of his desire to be heard on a
specific bill, provided such notice shall have been given
at least two (2) hours prior to the committee meeting.
The committee to which the bill or resolution is thus
committed shall proceed to reconsider it and shall re-
port on it as if originally referred. This Rule shall also



apply to Senate bills and resolutions.



sonably possible and proper the public
Cmmitsee business assigned them. For the purpose
of facilitating this, the Speaker shall
group the standing committees in such manner as to
provide each with an opportunity to meet without con-
flict of its members with the meetings of other commit-
tees to which they have been appointed. During the first
twenty (20) calendar days of the regular legislative Ses-
sion, the committees shall have days and hours of meet-
ing reserved to them by announcement of the Speaker.
The Committee on Rules & Calendar shall provide a
schedule of days and hours for the meeting of commit-
tees after completion of the initial twenty (20) days of
the Session.
6.4-Committees shall regularly meet in the room as-
signed for their use by the Sergeant at
Whoittees Arms, and notice of such assignment shall
meet be posted permanently on a bulletin
board provided for this purpose in the
public corridor leading into the Chamber of the House.
A list of each day's regular committee meetings, together
with notice of special meetings when these shall have
been given to the Clerk in writing by 4:30 P.M. of
the preceding legislative day, and during the first thirty
(30) days of the Session by 2:30 P.M. on Fridays, shall
appear at the head of the Daily Calendar. Saturday meet-
ings shall be announced in the Friday Calendar when no
Calendar is printed for Saturday. Notice of regular and
special meetings shall also be given in writing by the
Chairman, or by the person authorized to call a meeting
in his absence, to each member of the committee. The
Committee Chairman may arrange with the Sergeant at
Arms for evening or other special meetings. No commit-
tee shall meet while the House is in session without
special leave, except the Committee on Rules & Calendar.
6.5-All meetings of all committees shall be open to
the public at all times, subject always to
Meetings the power and authority of the Chairman
to maintain order and decorum. No com-
mittee shall file a report unless the committee has met
formally at an authorized time and place, with a quorum
present. If any matter is reported on the basis of a poll
of the committee such matters shall be re-referred to the
committee upon a point of order.
6.5 (b) -If any committee, or subcommittee, conducts
Notice of a hearing when the Legislature is not in
Hearings session, the Committee Chairman, or in
his absence the Vice Chairman, or Sub-
committee Chairman, or in his absence the Subcom-
mittee Vice Chairman, shall file with the Clerk of the
House proper notice of every hearing at least five (5)
days prior to the date of such hearing and the Clerk
shall publish notice of such hearing in an Interim Calen-
dar and a copy of said Calendar, which may be in-
formally reproduced, shall be promptly mailed to all
Members and their designees. Such notice shall not be
required for work or drafting sessions.



6.6-Every bill, joint resolution, resolution and memo-
rial referred to a committee or commit-
Time of tees shall be reported back before 4:30



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day from the day of reference (the day of reference be-
ing counted as the first day), unless otherwise ordered
by the House. Should the fourteenth (14th) day fall on
a Friday during the first thirty (30) days of the Session,
the measure shall be reported by 2:30 P.M. No bill
shall be withdrawn under this Rule from the Committee
on Appropriations or the Committee on Finance &
Taxation or the Committee on Ad Valorem Taxation
during the first thirty (30) calendar days of the Ses-
sion. Failure to report a bill, joint resolution, resolution
or memorial within the prescribed period shall entitle any
Member to request that the bill, joint resolution, resolu-
tion or memorial be placed on the Calendar together with
notation of this reason for its withdrawal from the com-
mittee. It shall be the duty of standing committees to re-
port all measures referred to them either (a) favorably,
(b) favorably with committee amendment, (c) with com-
mittee substitute as defined in these Rules, or (d) un-
favorably, but never "without recommendation."
6.6 (b) -The time allowed for consideration of any bill
in committee may be extended by motion
Extension of Timttee agreed to by a majority vote. Alternately,
a Committee Chairman may request an
extension of time for consideration of any bill referred
to that committee by filing with the Clerk a form signed
by the Chirmnan, listing the specific bill by number and
the additional days requested. This form shall be filed
with the Clerk no later than 4: 30 P.M. of the legislative
day immediately pior to the final day for consideration
in commiittee allowed under the Rule. or previously
granted by the House. A list of bills will appear in that
day's Journal under the entry "Requests for Extension
of Time in Committee." If no objection to a specific bill
be raised during the Order of Business of "Motions Re-
lating to Committee Reference" on the following legis-
lative day, the request shall be construed as having been
granted by the House. Should there be objection to a
request, the specific objection shall be disposed of in the
regular order, by motion agreed to by a majority vote.
6.7-Each report of a committee shall contain the ac-
tion of the committee on the bill or other
Style of Reports measure being transmitted, together with
and Committee
voting (a) the time and place of the meeting at
which the action was taken, (b) the name
and address of each person addressing the committee
relative to the measure and, if any agent, the interest
represented, and (c) the vote of each member of the
committee on the motion to report each bill or resolu-
tion. The Clerk shall enter upon the Journal the action
of the committee, but the entry shall not include those
portions of the report previously enumerated in this
Rule as items (a), (b), and (c). After the report has
been filed with the Clerk as provided in these Rules,
he shall preserve it for the convenient inspection of
the public during the legislative session and afterwards
deliver it to the Secretary of State.
6.8-No member of a committee shall be allowed under



any circumstances to vote by proxy. A
Attendance upon majority of all the committee members
Committee
Meetings present shall agree by their votes upon
the disposition of any bill or other matter



considered by the committee. A Member shall be ex-
pected to attend all meetings of a committee to which
he has been appointed. Failure to attend two (2) con-
secutive regular meetings, unless excused from attend-
ance in the House on those days as provided in these
Rules, or by the Chairman of the committee, shall con-
stitute automatic withdrawal from the committee and
create a vacancy. Upon notification by the Chairman of
the committee, the Speaker shall make appointments
to such vacancies.
6.9-All matters referred to committees shall be re-
ported from said committees by bill, reso-
Recommitting lution or otherwise with their recommen-
dations thereon, and after such report
has been received by the Clerk no bill, resolution or
other matter shall be recommitted to any committee
(except the Committees on Appropriations, Finance &
Taxation, and Ad Valorem Taxation as elsewhere pro-
vided) except by a two-thirds vote of the Members pres-
ent and voting.
6.10-All favorable reports (signed by the Chairman,
or in his absence, the Vice Chairman) of
Reports committees on bills, joint resolutions, res-
olutions and memorials shall be made on
forms furnished by the Sergeant at Arms (supply room)
and delivered to the Clerk's office at the desk desig-
nated therefore by 4:30 P.M. of each legislative day, ex-
cept that during the first thirty (30) days of the Session,
reports shall be delivered by 2:30 P.M. on Fridays. These
reports must be accompanied by the original bill, joint
resolution, resolution or memorial, and the titles and
numbers thereof shall be entered on the Calendar (at the
appropriate reading). The bill numbers shall be entered
on the Journal, together with the statement that the same
was reported favorably by the committee of reference.
Each report by a committee must set forth the identifying
number of the measure, and, if amendments are proposed
by the committee, the words "with amendments" shall
follow the identifying number. Committee amendments
shall be typewritten in full on amendment forms, num-
bered serially and attached to the measure. All unfavora-
ble reports (signed by the Chairman, or in his absence, the
Vice Chairman) of committees on bills, joint resolutions,
resolutions and memorials shall be returned to the
Clerk in the same manner set forth for making favor-
able reports. All bills, joint resolutions, resolutions and
memorials reported unfavorably shall be laid on the
table but upon motion by any Member, adopted by a two-
thirds vote of the Members present, the same may be
taken from the table.
6.11-A committee may, in reporting a bill, joint reso-
Reports of lution, resolution, or memorial, draft a
Substitutes new measure, embracing the same gen-
eral subject matter, to be returned to the
House with the recommendation that the substitute be
considered in lieu of the original measure (or measures).
The substitute measure, signed by the Chairman, or in



his absence, the Vice Chairman, must be accompanied
by the original measure referred to the committee, and
returned to the Clerk in the same manner as the favor-
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measure is reached upon the Calendar, the substitute
shall be read a first time by title. The motion then shall
be (by the Chairman or a member of the committee
offering the substitute) to take up the substitute in the
place of the original. At the moment that the House
agrees by majority vote to take up the substitute, then
the original shall be regarded as automatically tabled in
the same manner as a measure unfavorably reported.
The substitute shall carry the identifying number (or
numbers) of the original, and shall be returned to the
Clerk in the same number of copies required for first
introduction of a similar measure (an original and five
(5) exact copies for bills).

6.12-In all cases the House may resolve itself into a
Committee of the Whole House, and in
Committee of such event the Speaker shall leave the
Chair after appointing a Chairman to pre-
side, who shall, in case of disturbance or disorderly con-
duct in the galleries or lobby, have power to cause same
to be cleared. Bills committed to a Committee of the
Whole House shall be read and debated, or amended,
by clauses or sections, leaving the title or preamble to
be last considered. The body of said bill shall not be
interlined or defaced, but all amendments denoting the
page and line shall be entered on separate paper by the
Clerk, who shall be Clerk of the Committee of the
Whole House, as the same shall be agreed to by the
Committee, and so reported to the House. After report,
the bill or other matter may be again debated and shall
be subject to be again amended by clauses or sections.
The quorum for a Committee of the Whole House shall
be the same as for the House, and when the Committee
of the Whole House shall rise, the roll shall be called to
ascertain the presence of a quorum of the House. No bill
or resolution may be considered by the Committee of
the Whole House except by a two-thirds vote unless same
has first been considered by the appropriate standing
committee of the House. In the event the appropriate
standing committee should report such bill or resolution
unfavorably, then no such bill or resolution shall receive
a favorable report of the Committee of the Whole House
except by a two-thirds vote of the Committee of the
Whole House. If a bill or resolution has been reported
favorably by the appropriate committee a majority of
the members of the Committee of the Whole House may
report the bill favorably.
6.13-The receiving of reports of committees of con-
ference shall always be in order, except
Conferences when the House is voting on any propo-
sition. After House conferees on any bill
or resolution in conference between the House and Sen-
ate shall have been appointed for seven (7) calendar
days and shall have failed to make a report, it is hereby
declared to be a motion of the highest privilege to move
to discharge said House conferees and to appoint new
conferees, or to instruct said House conferees; and, fur-
ther, during the last six (6) calendar days allowed un-
der the Constitution for any Regular Session, it shall be a



privileged motion to move to discharge, appoint, or in-
struct House conferees after House conferees shall have
Tn-r Qm nr +o h +hir+x7-ciy (RtAI hmnirsq without having



made a report. There shall accompany every conference
report a statement sufficiently explicit to inform the
House what effect such amendments or propositions will
have upon the measures to which they relate. Upon
presentation of the report of a Conference Committee, the
vote first shall be whether the report shall be considered
at that moment and second upon the acceptance or re-
jection thereof as an entirety. The report or reports of a
Conference Committee must be acted upon as a whole,
being agreed to or disagreed to as an entirety. When any
bill or joint resolution is referred to a Conference Com-
mittee and the conferees on the part of the House report
inability to agree, no action of the House taken prior to
such reference to a Conference Committee shall preclude
further action on said measure as the House may deter-
mine.
6.14-Witnesses subpoenaed to appear before the
House or its committees shall be paid as
Witnesses follows: for each day a witness shall at-
tend, the sum of seven ($7.00) dollars; for
each mile he shall travel in coming to or going from the
place of examination, by the nearest practical route the
sum of seven and one-half cents each way; but nothing
shall be paid for traveling when the witness has been
summoned at the place of hearing.

Rule Seven
BILLS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS



7.1-Except
"Bill" stands
for all
Legislation



where specifically provided otherwise,
where "bill" is used in these Rules, it
shall be understood that bill, joint resolu-
tion, concurrent resolution, resolution or
memorial may be meant.



7.2-General form. All bills, resolutions and memorials
Forms of shall, to be acceptable for introduction, be
Measure typewritten, duplicated, or printed, all in
a type size of pica or larger and all of
the color of black, without erasure or interlineation, on
a sheet of paper of the common legal size. The lines shall
be double spaced, the original (or first copy) shall be
on stout bond paper, and the remaining copies of type-
written matter shall be on paper of good grade. The
copies must be exact duplicates of the original. The top
and bottom margins of all pages shall be at least one
and one-half (11/2) inches, except the first page. The top
margin of the first page shall be at least two (2) inches,
with the words "A bill to be entitled" appearing on the
third numbered line when line-numbered paper (see
3rd paragraph) is used and aligned on the page sub-
stantially according to the following form:
(Center)
A bill to be entitled
(2 spaces)
(Indent 7 spaces from outside margin)
An act ........................... .... ......



(title double spaced)



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Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
Section 1 .......................................


Section 2. .................................. ......
Section 2....



The original and five (5) copies of each measure must
be backed with a blue jacket of the type furnished by
the Sergeant at Arms. On these jackets shall be inscribed
the full name of the introducer and any co-introducers,
and enough of the title for identification.
Bills or joint resolutions which propose to amend exist-
ing provisions of the Florida Statutes (as described in
Section 11.242, F.S.) or the Florida Constitution shall
contain the full text of the section, subsection, paragraph,
or subparagraph to be amended. New words shall be
inserted in the text underlined. The words to be deleted
shall be lined through with hyphens. Printed bills shall
show the words to be added in italics, and the words to
be deleted enclosed in brackets. Bills of this nature shall
be prepared on paper with 31 numbered lines beginning
eight (8) spaces from the top of the page. The text
shall be completely within vertical guide lines drawn
five and one-half (51/2) inches apart.
However, the change in language may occasionally be
so general that the use of these procedures would hinder,
rather than assist, the understanding of the amendment.
In that event, it shall not be necessary to use the coded
indicators of words added or deleted, but, in lieu thereof,
a notation similar to the following shall be inserted
immediately preceding the affected section of the bill:
"Substantial rewording of section. See Section .......
F.S., for present text."
The words to be deleted and the above-described in-
dicators of such words and of new material are for the
convenience of the Members only and shall not be con-
sidered to constitute a part of the bill under considera-
tion.
Section catch lines shall not be typed with underlining,
nor shall any other portion of a bill covered by this Rule
other than new material.
7.3-Forms of Bills. All bills shall be introduced in an
Bills original and five (5) exact copies. They
shall contain a proper title, as defined in
Section 6 of Article III of the Constitution, and the en-
acting clause, "Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the
State of Florida:" The title of each bill shall be prefaced
by the words, "A bill to be entitled An act," where the
title appears on the text of the bill. There shall be at-
tached inside the original bill an original and two (2),
for a total of three (3) exact copies of a title sheet
(forms furnished by the Sergeant at Arms, through the
supply room) which shall set forth enough of the title for
identification and the full name of the introducer and all
co-introducers.



7.4-Form of local bills. All local bills must either, as
required by Section 10 of Article III of
Local the Constitution, embody provisions for
a ratifying referendum (stated in the title
as well as in the text of the bill) or be accompanied by
an affidavit of proper advertisement, securely attached to
the original bill ahead of its first page. Forms of affidavit
shall be obtained from the Sergeant at Arms. The regular
title sheet for general bills shall be used for all local bills.
7.5-Form of joint resolutions. All joint resolutions
shall be introduced in an original and
Resolutions seven (7) exact copies. They shall con-
tain the resolving clause, "Be It Resolved
by the Legislature of the State of Florida:" Each joint
resolution shall be prefaced by the words, "A joint reso-
lution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of
the State of Florida." No title sheet shall be required for
joint resolutions. Jacket shall be attached to the origi-
nal and five copies of each resolution. The two (2) re-
maining unbacked copies shall be attached to the inside
of the original copy of the resolution by paper clip for
introduction.

7.6-Form of memorials. All memorials-these ex-
Mvemorials press the opinion of the Legislature to the
Congress of the United States--shall be
introduced in an original and seven (7) exact copies.
They shall contain the resolving clause, "Be It Resolved
by the Legislature of the State of Florida:" No title sheet
shall be required for memorials. Jackets shall be attached
to the original and five (5) copies of each memorial. The
two (2) remaining unbacked copies shall be attached to
the inside of the original copy of the memorial by paper
clip for introduction.
7.7-Form of House and concurrent resolutions. All
House resolutions and all concurrent res-
olutions shall be introduced in an original
and seven (7) exact copies. They shall contain a proper
title, and a resolving clause. In the case of House resolu-
tions, this shall be, "Be It Resolved by the House of Rep-
resentatives of the State of Florida:" Concurrent resolu-
tions embody this clause, "Be It Resolved by the House
of Representatives of the State of Florida, the Senate
Concurring:" Jackets shall be attached to the original
and five (5) copies of each resolution. The two remain-
ing unbacked copies shall be attached to the inside of the
original resolution by paper clip for introduction. Where
copies of House resolutions are directed in the resolution
to be furnished any person after adoption, these shall
be prepared only by the Clerk of the House. The Sec-
retary of State shall prepare certified copies only on
concurrent resolutions after their adoption.

7.8-To facilitate the process of committee reference,
all bills and other measures for introduc-
Introduction tion shall be delivered to the Clerk no
later than 5:30 P.M. of the second day preceding intro-
duction. This Rule may be waived only upon unanimous
consent, the motion for which shall not be entertained
unless the movant thereof shall have first notified the



House orally, not less than thirty (30) minutes preced-
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of this Rule so as to have introduced a specific bill or bills
sponsored by him. The adoption of such motion shall be
construed as reverting the House to the Order of Intro-
duction and Reference of Bills solely for the reception
of said bill or bills for formal introduction and reference.
During the last seven (7) days of the legislative Session
this Rule may be suspended or altered by resolution
originating in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.
7.9-Upon introduction, all bills not local in applica-
tion and all joint resolutions (including
committee bills and committee substitute
bills) shall be printed for the information of the House
and the public. Unless otherwise ordered by the House
or the Speaker, there shall be printed six hundred (600)
copies of each such measure. The Clerk shall furnish the
copy for all such printing. This printing of bills shall be
independent of the legislative process, and the absence
of a printed copy shall not delay the progress of any
measure at any stage of the legislative process.
7.10-Bills and other measures requiring legislative
Identification action shall be introduced in the order
they are received by the Clerk and shall
be serially numbered as filed. The Clerk shall mark the
original copy of each measure as will insure its identifica-
tion, and each page thereof, as the item introduced in
order to prevent unauthorized or improper substitutions
therefore. This identification may be by the use of ma-
chines as used in banks for validating or cancelling
checks or other documents, or by the use of any other
device to accomplish the purpose of this Rule. Any such
device so used shall be used by and at all times shall
be in the custody of the Clerk and its use by any person
not authorized by this Rule shall be prohibited.
7.11-Whenever any bill, memorial, concurrent resolu-
tion, or joint resolution of the House of
Companion Representatives shall be reached on the
Calendar of the House for consideration,
either on second or third reading, and there shall be also
pending on the Calendar of the House a companion
measure already passed by the Senate, it shall be in or-
der to move that the Senate companion measure be sub-
stituted and considered in lieu of the House bill, me-
morial, concurrent resolution, or joint resolution. Such
motion may be adopted by a majority vote, provided
the Senate measure is on the same reading, otherwise the
motion shall be to waive the Rules by two-thirds vote and
take up and read such Senate measure. A companion
measure shall be in the identical words as the measure
for which it is being substituted. At the moment the
House passes the Senate companion measure, then the
original House measure shall be regarded as automati-
cally tabled. Recommitment of a House bill shall auto-
matically carry with it any Senate companion bill then
on the Calendar.
7.12-Deleted as obsolete
7.13-Papers of a miscellaneous nature addressed to



the House may, at the discretion of the
Miscellaneous Speaker, be read, noted in the Journal
or filed with an appropriate committee.



When the reading of a paper other than one upon which
the House is called to give a final vote is demanded, and
the same is objected to by any Member, it shall be deter-
mined without debate by a majority vote of the House.



7.14-A
Committee
Bills



bill introduced by a committee shall be ac-
companied by a committee report in the
same manner as any other bill.



7.15-During the period between the Organization
Prefiling Session and the convening of the Regular
Session, Members may deliver bills and
other proposed legislation to the Clerk. This shall be
known as prefilingg." Such measures shall be numbered
by the Clerk in the order of receipt and otherwise proc-
essed for introduction when the Regular Session has been
convened. The introducer of such profiled bill or other
proposed legislation may at the time of such prefiling
attach a request that the Speaker assign said bill without
reference for study by appropriate committee. A profiled
measure nmay be withdrawn by its sponsor prior to
formal introduction upon the written request of the
sponsor to the Clerk.
7.15 (b) -If any prefiled bill is assigned to a commit-
tee for study, the Interim Calendar shall
Assignment reflect such assignment and the Commit-
Measures tee Chairman, or in his absence, the Vice
Chairman, or Subcommittee Chairman,
or in his absence, the Subcommittee Vice Chairman of
the Committee or Subcommittee having jurisdiction of
the measure for study shall file with the Clerk of the
House proper notice of every hearing on said measure
as required by Rule 6.5 (b).
7.16-All general bills or joint resolutions affecting
Fiscal Notes revenues, expenditures, or fiscal liability
shall be accompanied by a fiscal note upon
being reported favorably by the Committee on Appro-
priations, the Committee on Finance & Taxation or the
Committee on Ad Valorem Taxation. Fiscal notes shall
state in dollars the estimated increase or decrease in
revenues or expenditures and the present and future
fiscal implications of the bill or joint resolution.
Fiscal notes shall be regarded as a memorandum of
factual information, their contents made available to
Members through distribution in the same manner as
printed bills. A fiscal note shall not express comment nor
opinion relative to the merits of the legislation proposed
but may point out technical or mechanical defects.
Staff for the Committee on Appropriations, the Com-
mittee on Finance & Taxation or the Committee on Ad
Valorem Taxation in cooperation with the staff of the
State Planning and Budget Commission and of other ap-
propriate agencies, shall be responsible for preparing the
fiscal note. Insofar as practicable, the fiscal note shall be
made available to other committees in instances of joint
reference.
In the event of any bill or joint resolution of this nature
being reported favorably by the Committee on Appro-
priations, by the Committee on Finance & Taxation or by
the Committee on Ad Valorem Taxation without a fiscal



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note having been prepared, it shall be the right of any
Member to raise a point of order on second reading and
the Speaker may, in his discretion, order return of the
bill or joint resolution to the appropriate fiscal committee.
A fiscal note prepared for a House bill or joint resolu-
tion shall be presumed as prepared also for its Senate
companion.


Rule Eight
ORDER OF BUSINESS AND CALENDAR
8.1-The House shall meet each legislative day, except
Saturday and Sunday, at 11: 00 A.M. and
Sessions of adjourn at 1: 00 P.M. during the first
twenty (20) calendar days of the Session.
The time and days for convening and adjourning during
the remainder of the Session shall be determined by the
House.
8.2-The daily order of business shall be as follows:
Daily Order
of Business
1. Roll Call
2. Prayer
3. Correction of the Journal
4. Motions relating to Committee References
5. Receiving of Communications
6. Introduction and Reference of House bills, joint
resolutions, House resolutions, concurrent reso-
lutions and memorials
7. Consideration of messages from the Senate
8. Report of standing committees
9. Report of select committees
10. Matters on reconsideration
11. Special Orders
(1) Regularly, Senate concurrent resolutions,
memorials, general bills, and joint resolu-
tions on Wednesdays for at least two (2)
hours.
(2) Otherwise, as individually determined by
the Committee on Rules & Calendar or by
the House.
12. Unfinished business
13. Consideration of House resolutions, concurrent
resolutions and memorials
14. Consideration of bills and joint resolutions on
third reading
15. Consideration of bills and joint resolutions on
second reading
Within each order of business, matters shall be con-
sidered in the order in which they appear on the Daily
Calendar.



8.3-As bills, resolutions and memorials shall be read
for the first time, the Speaker shall refer
Reference: these either to a committee or to the
Calendar, as elsewhere provided in these



Rules. The titles and references thereof and the nature
of any documents referred shall be public announced
and entered on the Journal.
8.4-All bills or joint resolutions shall be referred by
the Speaker to an appropriate committee
Reference except when the bill or joint resolution
is being introduced by a committee whose
jurisdiction embraces the subject of the bill. In such
event, said bills or joint resolutions shall be referred to
the Calendar.

8.5-All resolutions shall be referred by the Speaker to
Reference of a standing committee, except that reso-
Resolutions, lutions on House organization and of con-
Concurrent dolence and commemoration, or concur-
Exception rent resolutions recalling a bill from the
Governor's office, and those originating
in a committee of proper jurisdiction, may be taken up
upon motion and adopted at time of introduction without
reference.

8.6-The Speaker shall not (except as provided in this
Rule) refer a bill or joint resolution to
Reference to more than one standing committee unless
more than one
Committee directed otherwise by the House upon
motion adopted by majority vote.
8.7-All bills carrying or affecting appropriations, ex-
cept claim bills, shall be referred to the
Reference to Committee on Appropriations, and all
Committee on bills affecting tax matters, so as to in-
Appropriations
and Committee on crease, decrease, alter, impose or remove
Finance & Taxation a tax, shall be referred to the Committee
on Finance & Taxation, but in addition
such bills may be referred to one other standing commit-
tee in the discretion of the Speaker. If the original bill
reported favorably by a committee other than the Com-
mittees on Appropriations or Finance & Taxation did not
call for or affect an appropriation or affect a tax mat-
ter, and an amendment, offered either from the floor or
by the reporting committee and adopted, does call for or
affect an appropriation or affect a tax matter, then
the bill with amendment may, in the discretion of the
Speaker, be referred to the Committee on Appropria-
tions or the Committee on Finance & Taxation, which-
ever is appropriate. The bill, if then reported favorably,
shall be returned at the same reading as when referred.
8.8-When the Speaker has referred a bill or joint
"resolution, any Member may, during that
Reference day at any time, but no later than under
to different
Committee the Order of Business of "Motions Relat-
ing to Committee Reference" on the suc-
ceeding legislative day, move for reference to a different
committee and this proposed withdrawal from the com-
mittee of original reference shall be decided by the House
by a majority vote of those voting, except that where
such proposed withdrawal is from the Committee on
Appropriations, the Committee on Finance & Taxation,
or the Committee on Ad Valorem Taxation, the same
shall be decided by a two-thirds vote of the Members



present. The question of proper reference may be raised
at any time by a committee claiming jurisdiction, and



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this shall be decided by a majority vote of those voting.
No bill or joint resolution may be withdrawn from a
committee and placed upon the Calendar, under this
Rule, except by a two-thirds vote. Where a bill has been
referred to two (2) or more committees, a motion may
be made to withdraw it from any committee to which
it has been so referred, and where the effect of such
motion is to withdraw it from a committee, thus leaving
the bill in a committee and not placing it on the Cal-
endar, such proposed withdrawal shall be decided by a
two-thirds vote of Members present.
8.9-Papers of a miscellaneous nature addressed to the
Reference of House may, at the discretion of the
papers of mis- Speaker, be read, noted in the Journal
cellaneous nature or filed with an appropriate committee.
8.10-Each bill or joint resolution shall receive three
Reading of (3) separate readings on three (3) sepa-
Reading of rate days previous to a vote upon final
Joint Resolutions passage unless two-thirds of the Members
present decide otherwise. (Constitution:
Article III, Section 7-"Any bill may originate in either
house and after passage in one may be amended in the
other. It shall be read in each house on three separate
days, unless this rule is waived by two-thirds vote. On
each reading, it shall be read by title only, unless one-
third of the members present desire it read in full. On
final passage, the vote of each member voting shall be
entered on the journal. Passage of a bill shall require a
majority vote in each house. .")
8.11-Each concurrent resolution or memorial shall re-
ceive two (2) readings on two (2) sepa-
Reading of Con- rate days previous to a voice vote upon
current Resolu-
tions and adoption, unless two-thirds of the Mem-
Memorials bers present decide otherwise. If the read-
ing on the second day be dispensed with
by this waiver, then the concurrent resolution or memo-
rial may be read the second time by title only.
8.12-Each House resolution shall be read by title only
upon introduction. Each House resolution
Reading of then shall be read an additional time in
House Resolu-
tions full before the question is put on adop-
tion by voice vote.
8.13-Upon the third reading of any bill or joint reso-
lution, it shall not be committed (save
Referral or to the Committees on Appropriations or
Postponement
on third reading Finance & Taxation under this Rule)
or amended, except as to title, without
consent of two-thirds of the Members voting, nor shall
the vote on passage be postponed to a day certain with-
out the consent of a majority of those voting.
8.14-A general bill or joint resolution may be consid-
ered out of its regular order on the Calen-



Consideration dar upon unanimous consent obtained in
of Bills out
of regular order the following manner: The Member mov-
ing the House for such unanimous con-
sent shall have, prior to the entertainment of such motion
first orally given the membership not less than fifteen
(15) minutes notice of his intention to so move which
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SE OF REPRESENTATIVES 17

resolution and its position on the Calendar. The moving
Member shall be allowed one (1) minute upon the en-
tertainment of such motion to explain his purpose and
unanimous consent shall then be given or refused with-
out further debate.
8.15-Any committee or individual Member of the
Special Orders House may apply to the Committee on
Rules & Calendar to set a time for the
taking up, ahead of its regular place on the Calendar, of
any bill or joint resolution, favorably reported by the
committee to which the bill or joint resolution had been
referred. The Committee on Rules & Calendar may grant
such requests by a two-thirds vote. The Committee on
Rules & Calendar may submit a special order of business
to be considered on Friday of each legislative week de-
signed to expedite the Calendar. In the event it does not

set such a Special Order Calendar, it may designate
Friday of each legislative week as a non-controversial
bill day. When such a day be designated, all bills appear-
ing on the Calendar shall be considered in their regular
order provided, however, that an objection by any Mem-
ber made prior to second reading to consideration of
any bill, shall cause such bill to be temporarily passed,
retaining its place on the Regular Calendar.
8.16-The Committee on Rules & Calendar may, as
hereafter stated, submit from day to day a
Calendar Special Order Calendar determining the
priority for consideration of legislation.
During the first thirty (30) days of a Regular Session,
the Committee may submit a Special Order Calendar not
to exceed three bills or joint resolutions, after considera-
tion of which the House shall take up the Regular Order
Calendar. During the last thirty (30) days of a Regular
Session and during any extension thereof and during any
Special Session convened by the Governor or Legislature,
the Committee shall not be limited in the number of bills
or joint resolutions it may submit. Each Special Order
Calendar so submitted shall be only for the day specified
in the Special Order Calendar. No other bills or joint
resolutions shall be considered until this Special Order
Calendar for the day set forth has been completed by the
House except that any bill or joint resolution appearing
on this Calendar may be stricken therefrom by a two-
thirds vote of the Members present. Any bill or joint
resolution not reached in consideration of a Special Order
Calendar shall, if not placed on the next legislative day's
Special Calendar by the Committee on Rules & Calendar,
be placed by the Clerk at the head of the Regular Cal-
endar. Where there be more than one leftover bill or joint
resolution, these shall be placed at the head of the Regu-
lar Calendar in the same sequence or order in which they
appeared on the Special Calendar. All bills or joint reso-
lutions set as special orders for consideration at the same
hour shall take precedence in the order in which they
were given preference.
If a legislative Session is extended by the Legislature,
all bills and joint resolutions on the Calendar at the time



of adjournment of the Regular Session of the Legislature
shall be placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.
During any such extended Session and during any extra
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upon being reported favorably by the last committee con-
sidering such bills or joint resolutions shall be placed in
the Committee on Rules & Calendar.
During any such extended Session and during any
extra or special legislative Session the Committee on
Rules & Calendar shall establish a Special Order Calen-
dar and only those bills and joint resolutions on such Spe-
cial Order shall be placed on the Calendar of the House.
Such Special Order Calendar shall include bills on second
and third reading.
That during an extended Session and any special or
extra Session called by the Governor or the Legislature,
on Monday of each week there be printed a Calendar of
the House Rules Committee setting forth a list of the bills,
by title, which have been approved by the committee of
final reference and referred to the Committee on Rules &
Calendar as well as those bills which, on the last day of
the regular legislative Session, were removed from the
Calendar and referred to the Committee on Rules & Cal-
endar, in the order of their reference to the Committee
on Rules & Calendar, and that on each other legislative day
a list be provided to each Representative by the Clerk of
the House containing the numbers of all bills referred to
the Committee on Rules & Calendar in the above manner in
the order of their reference to the Committee on Rules
& Calendar.
8.17-Local bills shall be disposed of according to the
Calendar of Bills of a Local Nature and
alenda of shall be taken up and considered only at
such time as shall be specially fixed
therefore by these Rules, and no bill of a general nature
or amendments thereto shall be considered at such time,
except as provided in these Rules.
8.18-Before any general bill or joint resolution shall
be read the third time, whether amended
Engrossing or not, it shall be referred without mo-
tion to the Engrossing Clerk for examination, and, if
amended, the engrossing of amendments. In cases where
no amendments have been adopted, the measure may be
returned to the House on the following legislative day
as engrossed without being rewritten and without Jour-
nal entry. Where an amendment has been adopted, this
shall be careful incorporated in the measure by being
typewritten on stout bond paper without erasure or in-
terlineation. After return to the House, the measure shall
be placed on the Calendar of Bills on Third Reading. No
reference under this section need be made of local bills
which have not been amended in the House. In the case
of any Senate bill amended in the House, the amendment
adopted shall be typewritten in triplicate and attached to
the bill amended in such manner that it will not be likely
lost therefrom. No House bill with Senate amendment
shall be accepted by the Clerk from the Senate unless
the amendment be typewritten in triplicate.
8.19-The order of disposition of any bill or joint reso-
lution which has been read the second
Order after time shall be its reference to the En-
second reading grossing Clerk to be engrossed after all



questions relative to it while on a second reading have
boon Arlicnnzarl f nnl Ati am call bph immpediap1-\l



engrossed and placed on the Calendar of Bills on Third
Reading to be taken up on some separate succeeding
legislative day, unless otherwise ordered by a two-thirds
vote of those present. A bill or joint resolution shall be
determined on its third reading when it has been read
a second time on a previous day and no motion left
pending.
8.20-The Enrolling Clerk shall be responsible for the
enrolling of bills and other legislation.
After enrollment, all bills shall be signed
by the Speaker and the Clerk, and the fact of such signing
shall be noted in the Journal.
8.21-On Wednesday of each week, and such other
times as the Committee on Rules & Cal-
Considerate ons endar shall by special order designate,
the House shall take up and consider the
Calendar of Senate concurrent resolutions, memorials,
general bills, and joint resolutions and no other business
shall be in order thereafter for a period of at least two
(2) hours, except questions of order or privilege which
may be considered at any time and are of superior dig-
nity to other business of the House.
8.22-Whenever the Member who introduced a meas-
ure, or the Chairman of the committee
Measures infor- which had reported it, shall be absent
maly deferred- from the Chamber when the bill has been
reached in the regular order on second
or third reading, consideration shall be informally de-
ferred until his return. The bill shall retain its position
on the Calendar. The Member shall have the responsibil-
ity of making the motion for its subsequent consideration.

Rule Nine
VOTING
9.1-The Speaker shall declare all votes, but if any
Member rises to doubt a vote, upon a
Taking theays showing of hands by five (5) Members,
the Speaker shall take the sense of the
House by rising vote, or he may take the sense of the
House by yeas and nays or by oral or electrical roll call.
When taking the yeas and nays on any question, the elec-
trical roll call system may be used, and when so used
shall have the force and effect of a roll call taken as
provided in these Rules. This system likewise may be
used to determine the presence of a quorum. When the
House is ready to vote upon a question requiring roll
call, and the vote is by electrical roll call, the Speaker
shall state: "The question is on (designating the matter
to be voted upon). All in favor of such question shall
vote 'Yea,' and all opposed shall vote 'Nay.' The House
will now proceed to vote." When sufficient time has
elapsed for each Member to vote, the Speaker shall say:
"Have all voted?" And after a short pause shall state:
"The Clerk shall now lock the machine and record the
vote." When the vote is completely recorded, the Speaker



shall announce the result to the House, and the Clerk
shall enter upon the Journal the result in the manner
provided by these Rules.
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prior to announcement of the result of a
Cge of roll call, notice shall be taken in the Jour-
nal of the request of any Member to (1)
change his vote or (2) vote. After the vote has been
announced, a Member with unanimous consent may
change his vote or vote on the measure except that no
such change of vote or vote shall be valid where such
vote would alter the final passage of the measure until
the measure shall first have been recalled to the House
for further consideration.
9.3-No Member shall vote for another Member, nor
shall any person not a Member cast a vote
No Member for a Member. In addition to such penal-
to vote
for another ties as may be prescribed by law, any
Member who shall vote or attempt to
vote for another Member may be punished in such a
manner as the House may deem proper. Any person not
a Member who shall vote wrongfully in the place of a
Member shall be excluded from the Chamber for the
remainder of the Session, in addition to such punishment
as may be prescribed by law. In all cases where the
House shall be equally divided, the question shall be lost.
9.4-Pairing shall be permitted only upon the absence
Pairing of a Member for good cause and shall be
in writing and specifically state the bill
or bills or questions upon which pairs are arranged. Pairs
shall be filed with the Clerk and recorded in the Journal
as an indication of how absent Members would have
voted. The present Member need announce only that he
is paired as an explanation of why he is not voting.
9.5-No Member shall be permitted to explain his vote
during a roll call, but may reduce his ex-
xplanation planation to writing, in not more than 200
words, and upon filing with the Clerk,
this explanation shall be spread upon the Journal.

Rule Ten
MOTIONS AND THEIR PRECEDENCE
10.1-Every motion shall be made orally, provided,
that at the request of the Speaker it shall
Motions: be reduced to writing. After a motion has
How made;
withdrawn been stated or read by the Speaker it
shall be deemed to be in possession of the
House, without a second, and shall be disposed of by
vote of the House. The mover may withdraw a motion,
except a motion to reconsider, as hereinafter provided,
at any time before the same has been amended or before
a vote thereon shall have been commenced.



10.2-When
Motions:
Precedence



a question is under debate the Speaker
shall receive no motion except:
1. To adjourn at a time certain;
2. To adjourn instanter;



3. To take a recess;
4. To lay on the table;
5. To reconsider;
6. For the previous question;



8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
"14.



To postpone to a day certain;
To commit to the Committee of the Whole House;
To commit to a Standing Committee;
To commit to a Select Committee;
To amend;
To postpone indefinitely;
To amend by striking out the enacting or resolving
clause;



which several motions shall have precedence in the de-
scending order given.
The Speaker shall propound all questions in the order
in which they are moved unless the subsequent motion
be previous in nature; except that in naming sums and
fixing times, the largest sums and the longest times shall
be put first.
10.3-Motions to adjourn or recess shall be decided
without debate by a majority vote of
Motions: which those present and voting. Only one sub-
can be made stitute for a motion to adjourn shall be
"but once entertained. The substitute motion shall
fix a different time for adjournment, and
the same shall be put without debate, except that one
(1) minute shall be allowed the mover of the substitute
within which to explain his reasons therefore. The substi-
tute motion having been lost, the question shall be put
on the original motion which if lost shall preclude any
further motion to adjourn until other business shall have
intervened.
10.4-During the daily order of business of Introduc-
tion and Reference of House Bills, Joint
Motions: during Resolutions, House Resolutions, Concur-
inroductionefere and rent Resolutions and Memorials, no mo-
tion shall be entertained by the Chair ex-
cept those concerning references to committees and those
otherwise provided for by these Rules.
10.5-Any Member may call for a division of a ques-
tion when the sense will admit of it. A
quDivistion of motion to strike out and insert shall be
deemed indivisible; a motion to strike out,
being lost, shall neither preclude amendment nor a mo-
tion to strike out and insert.
10.6-When a motion or main question has been made
and carried or lost it shall be in order at
Generally any time as a matter of right on the same
or succeeding day on which the Legisla-
ture meets for a Member of the majority, or for any
Member in the case of a voice or tie vote, to move for
reconsideration thereof. When a majority of Members
present vote in the affirmative on any claim bill or joint
resolution, but the proposition be lost because it is one in
which the concurrence of a greater number than a ma-
jority is necessary for adoption or passage, any Member
may move for a reconsideration.
10.7-If a motion to reconsider the vote on a main
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the option of the mover, be decided instanter or left
pending. If it be made at a time when the same may not
be properly considered under the order of business be-
fore the House, it shall be left pending for consideration
as otherwise provided for herein. Such motion may be
withdrawn on the day made or on the next succeeding
legislative day but not thereafter without the consent of
the majority of the House. If not withdrawn or otherwise
acted upon by the original mover during the day said
motion was made or the next succeeding legislative day,
any Member may thereafter call it up for consideration.
10.8-A motion to reconsider, if made during the last
seven (7) calendar days of a Regular Ses-
Reconsideration:
last seven (7)days sion, or during extensions thereof, shall
be disposed of when made.
10.9-The motion to reconsider shall require for its
adoption the affirmative votes of a ma-
only once jority of the Members present and voting,
and such motion shall not be made on any
proposition after once being considered by vote of the
House except by unanimous consent.
10.10-Debate shall be allowed on a motion to recon-
sider only when the question which it
Reconsideration: is proposed to reconsider is debatable.
allowed Where debate upon a motion to recon-
sider is in order, no Member shall speak
thereon more than once nor for a longer period than five
(5) minutes.
10.11-The adoption of a motion to reconsider a vote
upon any secondary matter shall not re-
Reconsideration: move the main subject under considera-
collateral matters tion from consideration of the House. A
motion to reconsider a collateral matter
must be disposed of at once during the course of the
consideration of the main subject to which it is related
and such motion shall be out of order after the House
has passed to other business.
10.12-The Clerk shall retain possession of all general
bills and joint resolutions for the period
Reconsideration: after passage during which reconsidera-
for period tion may be moved, except during the last
seven (7) calendar days allowed under
the Constitution for a Regular Session and during any
extensions thereof, these shall be transmitted to the Sen-
ate forthwith. The adoption of any motion to waive the
Rules by a two-thirds vote of the Members*present and
immediately certify any bill or joint resolution to the
Senate shall be construed as releasing the measure from
the Clerk's possession for the period of reconsideration.
Bills either on the Local Calendar or passed as local bills
and concurrent resolutions and memorials shall be trans-
mitted to the Senate without delay. All bills, when
transmitted to the Senate, shall be accompanied by a
message stating the title to the bill and asking the con-
currence of that body.



10.13-The
Previous
Question



motion for the previous question shall be
decided without debate. If the motion pre-
vails, the introducer of a resolution, bill
or debatable motion shall be allowed five



(5) minutes within which to discuss the same, and he
may divide his time with, or waive his right in favor of,
some other Member. The motion for the previous ques-
tion shall be put in the following form: "Shall the main
question be now put?" If the motion be adopted the sense
of the House shall be taken forthwith on pending amend-
ments and the main question in regular order. The motion
for the previous question may not be made by the intro-
ducer or mover of the measure or proposal.
10.14-Motions to indefinitely postpone shall be ap-
plicable only to main motions. The adop-
Motion to tion of a motion to indefinitely postpone
postponey a measure shall dispose of such measure
for the duration of the legislative Session
and all extensions thereof. Any motion to postpone con-
sideration to a time beyond the last day allowed under
the Constitution for the current legislative Session shall
be construed as a motion to indefinitely postpone.
10.15-The motion to lay on the table shall be decided
without debate, provided that before the
Lay on motion is put, the introducer of a resolu-
tion, bill or debatable motion shall be al-
lowed five (5) minutes within which to discuss the same,
and he may divide his time with, or waive his right in fa-
vor of, some other Member. If an amendment be laid on
the table such action shall not carry the subject mat-
ter with it. The motion to lay on the table may not be
made by the introducer or mover of the proposal.
10.16-No dilatory or delaying motions shall be enter-
No delaying tained by the Speaker.
motions

Rule Eleven
AMENDMENTS
11.1-Amendments shall be sent to the Clerk on forms
supplied by the Sergeant at Arms, through
General Form; the supply room, but shall be taken up
manner of con-
sideration only as sponsors gain recognition from the
Speaker to move their adoption, except
that the Chairman of the committee (or in his absence,
the Vice Chairman or any member thereof) reporting the
measure under consideration shall have preference for
the presentation of committee amendments. An amend-
ment shall be deemed pending only after its proposer
has been recognized by the Speaker and has moved its
adoption.
11.2-Amendments shall be adopted on second reading
Adoption of a measure by majority vote; on third
reading, by a two-thirds vote, except that
corrective amendments to the title, after perfection of
the body, shall be decided without debate by a majority
vote on second or third reading.
11.3-An amendment to a pending amendment may be
received, but until it is disposed of no
Sequence of other motion to amend will be in order
amendments to
amendments except a substitute amendment or an



amendment to the substitute. Such amend-
ments are to be disposed of in the following order:



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(1) Amendments to the amendment are acted upon be-
fore the substitute is taken up. Only one amendment to
the amendment is in order at a time. (2) Amendments
to the substitute are next voted on. (3) The substitute
then is voted on. The adoption of a substitute amendment
in lieu of an original amendment shall be treated and
considered as an amendment of the bill itself.

TEXT










2 3 4
7
11.4-A proposal to strike out all after the enacting
clause or the resolving clause of a bill or
Striking all joint resolution and insert new matter of
clause enacting the same general subject as stated in the
original title, shall be deemed proper and
germane and shall be treated as an amendment.
11.5-An amendment to strike out the enacting or re-
Striking out solving clause of a bill or joint resolution
enacting or shall, if carried, be considered as equiva-
resolving lent to rejection of the bill or joint reso-
clause lution by the House.

11.6-The adoption of an amendment to a section shall
not preclude further amendment of that
"by sectionen section. If a bill or joint resolution is being
considered section by section or item by
item, only amendments to the section or item under
consideration shall be in order. The Speaker shall, in
recognizing Members for the purpose of moving the adop-
tion of amendments, endeavor to cause all amendments to
Section 1 to be considered first, then all those to Section
2, and so on. After all sections have been considered
separately, the whole bill or joint resolution shall be
open for amendment.
11.7-All amendments taken up, unless withdrawn,
shall be printed in the Journal except
that an amendment to the General Appro-
priations Bill constituting an entirely new bill shall not
be printed until the filing of the Conference Committee
Report. All item amendments to the General Appropria-
tions Bill shall be printed. No proposition on a subject
different from that under consideration shall be admitted
under color of amendment.
11.8-Any Senate bill or resolution may be amended in
the same manner as a House bill or reso-
House Amend- lution. If a Senate bill or joint resolution
Senate Bill is amended the same shall be noted by



the Clerk on the jacket containing same
before it is reported to the Senate.



11.9-After the reading of a Senate amendment to a
House bill or joint resolution the House
Senate Amend- may: (1) amend the Senate amendment
ment to House
Bill by a concurrence of the majority required
for the final passage of the measure, or
(2) concur in the Senate amendment by a concurrence
of the same majority required for the final passage of the
measure, or (3) refuse by the majority of the required
quorum to concur and ask the Senate to recede.
11.10-If the Senate shall refuse to concur in a House
Senate refusal amendment to a Senate bill or joint reso-
to concur in lution, the following motions shall be in
House Amend- orders and shall be privileged in the order
ment named: (1) that the House recede; or (2)
that the House insist and ask for a Conference Committee
or (3) that the House insist.

Rule Twelve
DECORUM AND DEBATE
12.1-When any Member desires to speak or deliver
any matter to the House, he shall rise at
Decorum and his seat and respectfully address himself
to "Mr. Speaker," and, on being recog-
nized, may address the House from his desk or from the
Well of the House, and shall confine himself to the ques-
tion under debate, avoiding personality. During debate a
Member shall not address or refer to another Member
by his or her first name. In all such cases, a Member
shall appropriately use the appellation of "Mr.", "Mrs.",
"Lady" or "Gentleman."



12.2-When
Speaker's power
of recognition



two (2) or more Members rise at once,
the Speaker shall name the Member who
is first to speak.



12.3-No Member shall be interrupted by another
Interruption without the consent of the Member who
of Members has the floor, except by rising to a ques-
in debate tion of order.

12.4-No Member shall occupy more than fifteen (15)
minutes (ten (10) minutes after the first
Time
for debate twenty (20) calendar days of a Regular
Session) in debate on any question in the
House or in committee, except as further provided in this
Rule. The Member introducing the measure (or some-
one designated by him) under consideration may open
and close, where general debate has been had thereon;
and he shall be entitled to five (5) minutes to close, not-
withstanding he may have used fifteen (15) minutes
(ten (10) minutes after the first twenty (20) calendar
days) in opening. The Member proposing an amendment
or moving a motion (or someone designated by him)
shall be entitled to five (5) minutes to close, notwith-
standing he may have used fifteen (15) minutes (ten
(10) minutes after the first twenty (20) calendar days)
in opening. However, this Section shall not deprive the
introducer of a measure of his right to close when the
effect of an amendment or motion would be to kill the
measure. In such instances, the Member sponsoring the
amendment or motion and the sponsor of the bill or reso-
lution each may close in that order of speaking. No Mem-



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ber shall speak more than once to the same question
without leave of the House, unless he be the mover,
proposer, or introducer of the matter pending, in which
case he shall be permitted to speak in reply as provided
in this Rule.
12.5-When a measure is under debate by the House,
it shall be in order for a Member to move
Limiton debation to limit debate and such motion shall be
decided without debate, except that the
introducer of the measure shall have five (5) minutes
within which to discuss said motion, and he may divide
his time with, or waive it in favor of, some other Member.
If, by majority vote, the question is decided in the affirm-
ative, debate shall be limited to twenty (20) minutes to
each side, unless a greater time is stated in the motion,
such time to be apportioned by the Speaker; provided,
however, that the introducer of such measures shall have
an additional five (5) minutes within which to close the
debate, and he may divide his time with, or waive it in
favor of, some other Member.
12.6-All questions relating to the priority of business
Priority of to be acted on shall be decided without
Business debate.
12.7-Questions of privilege shall be: (1) Those affect-
Questions of ing the House collectively, its safety, dig-
Privilege nity, and integrity of its proceedings; (2)
The rights, reputation and conduct of the
Members individually, in their representative capacity
only, and shall be in order at any time, but no Member
shall be permitted to speak longer than ten (10) minutes
on a question of privilege. Questions of the privilege of
the House shall be brought before the body in the form of
a resolution. Questions of personal privilege shall be
raised by statements from the floor and if sustained by
the Chair shall entitle the Member to recognition thereon.
12.8-Any person not a Member who shall, whether the
House is in session or not, be guilty in
Ungentlemanly the Chamber of ungentlemanly conduct
conduct by
non-member or the use of unbecoming language to a
Member shall be ejected from the Cham-
ber for the remainder of the legislative Session.

Rule Thirteen
LOBBYING
13.1-All persons, except Members of the Florida Leg-
islature, or duly authorized aides des-
Toseregiuired ignated in writing by such Members, who
seek to encourage the passage, defeat or
modification of any legislation in the House or before its
committees shall, before engaging in such activity, regis-
ter with the Clerk of the House. Every registrant, in
accordance herewith, shall also be required to state the
extent of any direct business association or partnership
with any current Member of the Legislature.



13.2-Every
Method of
registration



such person shall register on forms pre-
pared by the Clerk of the House and shall
state under oath his name, business ad-
dress, the name and business address of



his principal or principals represented, the general and
specific areas of his legislative interest and the duration
of his agency whether continuous or for a particular Ses-
sion. The Clerk or a deputy in the Office of the Clerk is
authorized to acknowledge the oath of those registering
in person. The Clerk of the House shall publish in the
Journal in tabulation form a list of those filing the regis-
tration statements under this Rule, together with the in-
formation contained therein, on the first Monday of the
Session and weekly thereafter. No registered lobbyist
shall be permitted upon the floor of the House while it
is in session.
13.3-Any person who merely appears before a com-
mittee of the House in his individual
exception capacity without compensation or reim-
bursement, to express support of or op-
position to any legislation, and who shall so declare to
the Representatives or committee with whom he discusses
any proposed legislation, shall not be required to register
as a lobbyist but shall not be permitted upon the floor of
the House during consideration of the legislation in which
he is interested.
13.4-A lobbyist shall supply facts, information, and
opinions of principals to Legislators from
Obligations of the point of view which he openly de-
clares. A lobbyist shall not offer or pro-
pose anything which may reasonably be construed to im-
properly influence the official act, decision, or vote of a
Legislator. A lobbyist by personal example and admoni-
tion to colleagues shall maintain the honor of the legisla-
tive process by the integrity of his relationship with
Legislators as well as with the principals whom he rep-
resents.
A lobbyist shall not knowingly and willfully falsify,
conceal or cover up by any trick, scheme or device, a
material fact or make any false, fictitious or fraudulent
statement or representation, or make or use any writing
or document knowing the same to contain any false,
fictitious or fraudulent statements or entry.
13.5-A lobbyist shall submit to the Clerk of the House
at the end of every second legislative
Periodic week, commencing with the adoption of
required this Rule, a signed and certified statement
listing all lobbying expenditures made in
excess of fifty dollars ($50.00) per week and sources
from which funds for making such lobbying expendi-
tures have come. Lobbying expenditures shall not include
the living expenses of a lobbyist, including but not limited
to expenses for lodging, meals, travel and personal ex-
penses. At the end of each calendar quarter, between the
first and tenth day of the ensuing month, each lobbyist,
as long as his activity continues, shall submit to the Clerk
of the House like reports covering those periods in which
the Legislature is not in session. Within thirty (30) days
after the adjournment of the Legislature, every lobbyist
shall file with the Clerk of the House a complete and
detailed statement, verified under oath by the person
making the same, of all lobbying expenditures in excess



of fifty dollars ($50.00) per week paid or incurred in
connection with their employment as lobbyists. Said



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statements shall be rendered in the form provided by the
Clerk of the House and shall be open to public inspection.
13.6-A lobbyist, when in doubt about the applicability
and interpretation of this code in a par-
Ethics Committee ticular context, shall submit in writing
opadvinionsory the facts for an Advisory Opinion to the
Committee on Standards & Conduct and
may appear in person before said Committee. The Com-
mittee on Standards & Conduct shall render advisory opin-
ions'to any lobbyist who seeks advice as to whether the
facts in a particular case would constitute a violation of
these Rules. Such Opinion until amended or revoked shall
be binding in any subsequent complaint concerning the
lobbyist who sought the Opinion and acted on it in good
faith, unless material facts were omitted or misstated in
the request for Advisory Opinion. The Committee shall
make sufficient deletions to prevent disclosing the iden-
tity of persons in the Decisions or Opinions. All Advisory
Opinions of the Committee on Standards & Conduct shall
be numbered, dated and published in the Journal of the
House.
13.7-The Clerk of the House shall keep a compilation
of all Advisory Opinions of the Committee
Compilation of on Standards & Conduct as well as a cur-
opinions; list
of lobbyists rent list of registered lobbyists and their re-
spective reports required under these
Rules, all of which shall be open to public inspection.
13.8-Separately from any prosecutions or penalties
otherwise provided by law, any person
Penalties for determined to have violated the require-
violations
ments of this Rule shall be prohibited
from lobbying for the duration of the Session and from
appearing before any committee of the House. Said de-
termination shall be made by a majority of the House,
upon recommendation of the Committee on Standards
& Conduct. The Committee on Standards & Conduct before
making said recommendation, shall conduct a hearing,
after notifying the person alleged to have violated this
Rule and granting such person an opportunity to appear
at the hearing.

Rule Fourteen
CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE
14.1-The Chamber of the House shall be used only for
the legislative business of the House and
Use of the for the caucus meetings of its Members,
except upon occasions where the House
by resolution agrees to take part in any ceremonies to
be observed therein; and the Speaker shall not entertain
a motion for the suspension of this Rule.
14.2-Other than present Members of the House of
Persons to Representatives and of the Senate, the
receive privilege persons hereinafter named, and none
other, shall be admitted during regular
daily sessions to the Chamber of the House, viz: The
Governor and Cabinet Members, Justices of the Supreme



Court, Members of Congress, contestants in election cases
during the pendency of their cases in the House, such
persons as have, by name, received the thanks of the



Legislature; former Governors, former Members of the
Cabinet, and former Members of the House of Represen-
tatives and Senate who are not interested in any claim
or directly in any bill pending before the Legislature,
and such employees of the House as may be needed on
public business, including such committee assistants as
shall be designated by committee chairmen and approved
by the Speaker. Visiting dignitaries or official guests may
be granted the privilege of the floor upon motion adopted
by a majority of the House.
14.3-Secretaries to the several Members of the House
and messengers may enter the Chamber
Secretaries, for the specific purpose of delivering a
message to the Member but shall not
remain longer than is necessary to accomplish that func-
tion.



14.4-When
Attire



the House is in session all male persons
in the House Chamber shall be attired
in coats and ties.



14.5-Persons privileged under 14.2 hereof and school
classes, but none others, may be presented
Reognition to the House, and these only by and at the
discretion of the Speaker. It shall be the
duty of the Chairman of the Committee on Rules &
Calendar to call the attention of the Speaker to infrac-
tions of this Rule.
14.6-The booths flanking the Speaker's Chair shall be
Press set aside to accommodate representatives
of the press, radio and television media
wishing to report proceedings and representatives thereof
shall be admitted to such area under such regulations as
the Speaker may from time to time prescribe. The
supervision of such portion of the floor shall be vested in
the Committee on Rules & Calendar, subject to the di-
rection and control of the Speaker.

Rule Fifteen

CONSTRUCTION AND WAIVER OF RULES
15.1-The rules of parliamentary practice of the House
of Representatives of the United States
Interpretaton shall govern this House in all cases in
which they are applicable and in which
they are not in conflict with the Rules and Precedents
of this House. It shall be the duty of the Speaker, or the
presiding officer for the time being, to interpret all Rules.
15.2-These Rules shall not be waived or suspended ex-
cept by a two-thirds vote of all the Mem-
Waiver and bers present, which motion when made
of Rules shall be decided without debate, except
that no motion to waive any Rule requir-
ing unanimous consent of the House shall be adopted
except by unanimous consent of those present.
15.3-All proposed actions touching the Rules and Or-
der of Business in the House shall be first
Changes in referred to the Committee on Rules &
Calendar, which shall report as soon as
practicable thereafter. Consideration of such a report



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shall always be in order. No report of the Committee on
Rules & Calendar shall be received by the House unless
same shows a quorum of the Committee present in person
and a majority of those present agreeing on said report.
15.4-Unless otherwise indicated by these Rules, all ac-
Majority tion by the House shall be by majority
Action vote of those Members present.

15.5-Whenever in these Rules reference is made to
Uniform "two-thirds of those present", "two-thirds
Construction vote", "two-thirds of the House", "two-
thirds of those voting", etc., these shall
all be construed to mean two-thirds of those Members
present, except that two-thirds of its membership shall
be required to consider additional proposed legislation
in any extended Session in accordance with Article III,
Section 3 (d) of the Constitution.
15.6-When used in these Rules, the following words
General shall, unless the text otherwise indicates,
have the following respective meaning:
(a) The singular always includes the plural.
(b) The masculine always includes the feminine.


On motion by Mr. Rowell, the above report and the attached
Rules were adopted.

Appointment of Standing Committees
The Speaker announced the appointment of the standing
committees:

AD VALOREM TAXATION (Group II)
D'Alemberte, Talbot "Sandy", Chairman
Fleece, William H., Vice Chairman
Bassett, E. Pope Gorman, William D.
Bird, Richard A. Hector, Robert C.
Blackburn, Ed, Jr. MacKay, Kenneth H., Jr.
Clark, John R. Mixson, Wayne
Crabtree, Granville H., Jr. Tyrrell, Gordon W.
Davis, Charles E., Jr.

AGRICULTURE (Group I)
Lancaster, Howell E., Chairman
Mixson, Wayne, Vice Chairman
Alvarcz, Ted Dixon, R. Earl
Baumgartncr, George I. Hector, Robert C.
Bothwell, Cecil L., Jr. Jordan, John
Culbreath, John R. M Nulty, Clifford A.

APPROPRIATIONS (Group III)
Turlington, Ralph D., Chairman
Reed, Donald HII., Jr., Vice Chairman
Conway, William R. Gallen, Tom
Crider, John Gorman, William D.



Dubbin, Murray H. Graham, Robert
Fortune, Edmond M. Grizzle, Mary R.



Gustafson, Joel K.
Harris, Marshall S.
Holloway, Vernon C.
Middlemas, John Robert
Miers, Miley
Powell, William E.
Randell, Ted



Redman, James L.
Savage, John J.
Sessums, T. Terrell
Shaw, Eugene F.
Smith, Ken
Tillman, Jim K.
Wolfson, Louis II



BANKS & LOANS (Group V)
Stevens, Tommy, Chairman
Hartnett, Robert C., Vice Chairman
Culbreath, John R. Redman, James L.
Gillcspie, William M. Shaw, Eugene F.
King, Charles J. Stafford, Don H.
Nergard, Charles

CITRUS (Group IV)



Bevis, William H., Chairman
Fulford, W. E., Vice Chairman
Blackburn, Ed, Jr.
Davis, Charles E., Jr.
Moudry, Raymond J.



Reedy, W. H.
Wilson, Roger H.



CLAIMS
Tucker, Donald L., Chairman/Coordinator
(Subcommittees to be selected on ad hoc basis by Speaker
from entire membership of House)

COMMERCE (Group I)
Dubbin, Murray H., Chairman
Register, William M., Jr., Vice Chairman
Andrews, William C. Martinez, Elvin L.
Brantley, Lew Murphy, Jack
Caldwell, George L. Pettigrew, Richard A.
Clark, Dick Prominski, Henry J.
Crider, John Shaw, Eugene F.
Fulford, W. E. Singleton, Carl A.
Gallen, Tom Sweeny, James H., Jr.
Gillespie, William M. Whitson, Ed S., Jr.
Glisson, James A. Wood, Leonard V.
James, William G.

CONSERVATION (Group III)
Craig, A. H., Chairman
Whitson, Ed S., Jr., Vice Chairman
Arnold, Lynwood Melvin, J. G.
Baumgartner, George I. Moudry, Raymond J.
Chapman, Joe Renick, Dick
Clark, Dick Roberts, William G.
Fulford, W. E. Robinson, A. S. Jim
Hess, Roy L. Tillman, Richard J.



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CRIME & LAW ENFORCEMENT (Group III)
Yancey, Quillian S., Chairman
Tillman, Jim K., Vice Chairman
Blackburn, Ed, Jr. Martinez, Joseph M., Jr.
Dixon, R. Earl Tobiassen, Tom
Elmore, Henton D. Ward, C. Lavon
Firestone, George West, Roger
Gautier, Jeff D. Whitworth, Lew
Gibson, William L. Wilson, Roger H.
Lewis, Gerald

ELECTIONS (Group III)
Andrews, William C., Chairman
Martinez, Elvin L., Vice Chairman
Featherstone, Harold G. Nergard, Charles
James, William G. Pratt, Jerome
Kershaw, Joe Lang Wood, Leonard V.

FINANCE & TAXATION (Group II)
Sweeny, James H., Chairman
Spicola, Guy W., Vice Chairman
Alvarez, Ted Reeves, James J.
Baker, Maxine E. Rowell, E. C.
Bevis, William H. Singleton, Carl A.
Caldwell, George L. Tucker, Donald L.
Culbreath, John R. Tyre, Ralph C.
Lancaster, Howell E. Wilson, Roger H.
Poorbaugh, James M.

GENERAL LEGISLATION (Group IV)
Wolfson, Louis II, Chairman
Murphy, Jack, Vice Chairman
Bassett, E. Pope Reed, Donald H., Jr.
Brantley, Lew Rowell, E. C.
Chapman, Joe Ryals, John L.
Heath, Donald C. Tyrrell, Gordon W.
Matthews, Carey Westberry, Harry
Pratt, Jerome

HIGHER EDUCATION (Group V)
Conway, William R., Chairman
Middlemas, John Robert, Vice Chairman
Danahy, Paul W. Ogden, Carl
Graham, Robert Prominski, Henry J.
Jordan, John Tyrrell, Gordon W.
MacKay, Kenneth H., Jr. Ware, John T.
Miers, Miley Wood, Leonard V.

HOUSE ADMINISTRATION
Brantley, Lew, Chairman
James, William G., Vice Chairman



Firestone, George Ryals, John L.
Fortune, Edmond M.



INSURANCE (Group I)



Matthews, Carey, Chairman
Pratt, Jerome, Vice Chairman
Bird, Richard A.
Craig, A. H.
Featherstone, Harold G.
Hartnett, Robert C.
Lewis, Gerald
MacKay, Kenneth H., Jr.



Martinez, Joseph M., Jr.
Miers, Miley
Nichols, Don
Roberts, William G.
Savage, John J.



JUDICIARY (Group IV)
Nichols, Don, Chairman
Featherstone, Harold G., Vice Chairman
Andrews, William C. Martinez, Elvin L.
Bird, Richard A. Tillman, Richard J.
D'Alemberte, Talbot "Sandy" Ward, C. Lavon
Earle, Lewis Whitson, Ed S., Jr.
King, Charles J. Whitworth, Lew
Lewis, Gerald

LABOR & INDUSTRY (Group V)
Westberry, Harry, Chairman
Gallen, Tom, Vice Chairman
Baumgartner, George I. Heath, Donald E.
Brannen, Bob Renick, Dick
Chapman, Joe Robinson, A. S. Jim
Clark, Dick Sessums, T. Terrell
Davis, Charles E., Jr.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Group II)
Danahy, Paul W., Chairman
Firestone, George, Vice Chairman
Bothwell, Cecil L., Jr. Roberts, William G.
Clark, David Stevens, Tommy
Crider, John Tillman, Richard J.
Elmore, Henton D. Ward, C. Lavon
Nease, J. Wertz Ware, John T.
Prominski, Henry J. Whitworth, Lew

MENTAL HEALTH (Group III)
Baker, Maxine E., Chairman
Ware, John T., Vice Chairman
Clark, David Hodes, Richard S.
Crabtree, Granville H., Jr. Lindsey, David L.
Glisson, James A. Sackett, Walter W., Jr.

PUBLIC HEALTH & WELFARE (Group V)
Hodes, Richard S., Chairman
Hector, Robert C., Vice Chairman
Baker, Maxine E. Kershaw, Joe Lang
Clark, David C. Sackett, Walter W., Jr.
Earle, Lewis Tobiassen, Tom
Fleece, William H. Woodward, R. D., Jr.
Fortune, Edmond M.



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PUBLIC LANDS & PARKS (Group II)
Walker, James Lorenzo, Chairman
King, Charles J., Vice Chairman
Brannen, Bob Middlemas, John Rob
Dixon, R. Earl Ogden, Carl
Hartnett, Robert C. Powell, William E.
Hess, Roy L. Robinson, A. S. Jim
Lindsey, David L.
PUBLIC SAFETY (Group II)
Reedy, W. H., Chairman
Gustafson, Joel K., Vice Chairman



)ert



Gautier, Jeff D. McNulty, Clifford A.
Gibson, William L. Yancey, Quillian S.
PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION (Group IV)
Smith, Ken, Chairman
Ryals, John, Vice Chairman
Bothwell, Cecil L., Jr. Jordan, John
Clark, John R. Kershaw, Joe Lang
Elmore, Henton D. Martinez, Joseph M., Jr.
Fleece, William H. Nease, J. Wertz
Gautier, Jeff D. Nergard, Charles
Graham, Robert Register, William M., Jr.
Grizzle, Mary R. Stafford, Don H.
Harris, Marshall S. Tobiassen, Tom
RETIREMENT & PERSONNEL (Group I)
Tyre, Ralph, C., Chairman
Clark, John R., Vice Chairman
Crabtree, Granville H., Jr. Ogden, Carl
Earle, Lewis Poorbaugh, Jack M.
Lindsey, David L. Turlington, Ralph D.
Melvin, J. G.
RULES & CALENDAR
Rowell, E. C., Chairman
Sessums, T. Terrell, Vice Chairman



Arnold, Lynwood
Craig, A. H.
Dubbin, Murray H.
Lancaster, Howell E.
Matthews, Carey
Pettigrew, Richard A.
Reed, Donald H., Jr.
Reedy, W. H.
Reeves, James J.
Smith, Ken



Spicola, Guy W.
Stafford, Don H.
Sweeny, James H., Jr.
Tillman, Jim K.
Tucker, Donald L.
Turlington, Ralph D.
Walker, James Lorenzo
Westberry, Harry
Wolfson, Louis II



STANDARDS & CONDUCT
Savage, John J., Chairman
Redman, James L., Vice Chairman
Rude, Arthur H. Yancey, Quillian S.
Woodward, R. D., Jr.



STATE GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION
& EFFICIENCY (Group V)
Pettigrew, Richard A., Chairman
Reeves, James J., Vice Chairman
Bassett, E. Pope Melvin, J. G.
Bevis, William H. Murphy, Jack
Caldwell, George L. McNulty, Clifford A.
D'Alemberte, Talbot "Sandy" Nichols, Don
Gillespie, William M. Poorbaugh, Jack M.
Grizzle, Mary R. Register, William M., J
Gustafson, Joel K. Spicola, Guy W.
Harris, Marshall S. Walker, James Lorenzo
Hodes, Richard S. West, Roger
Holloway, Vernon C.
STATE INSTITUTIONS (Group I)
Randell, Ted, Chairman
Singleton, Carl A., Vice Chairman
Glisson, James A. Rude, Arthur H.
Gorman, William D. Sackett, Walter W., Jr.
Heath, Donald E. West, Roger
Moudry, Raymond J. Woodward, R. D., Jr.
Nease, J. Wertz



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TRANSPORTATION (Group IV)
Arnold, Lynwood, Chairman
Gibson, William L., Vice Chairman
Alvarez, Ted Powell, William E.
Brannen, Bob Randell, Ted
Conway, William R. Renick, Dick
Danahy, Paul W. Rude, Arthur H.
Hess, Roy L. Stevens, Tommy
Holloway, Vernon C. Tyre, Ralph C.
Mixson, Wayne


Reappointment of House Select Committee
The Speaker announced the reappointment, under House
Resolution 3379, of the House Select Committee to Investigate
Florida Industrial Commission Leasing Practices, with the
following membership:
Tom Gallen, Chairman; Ted Alvarez, Robert C. Hartnett,
Gerald Lewis, James L. Redman, Jim K. Tillman, and Quillian
S. Yancey.


Appointment of Legislative Auditing Committee
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
Members to the Legislative Auditing Committee, pursuant to
the provisions of Chapter 11.181, Florida Statutes:
Louis Wolfson II, Chairman; Donald H. Reed, Jr., Frederick
H. Schultz, T. Terrell Sessums, and Ralph D. Turlington.


Adjournment
Having completed its organization, the House of Repre-
sentatives, on motion by Mr. Rowell, adjourned at 3:40 P.M.
sine die.



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CERTIFICATE
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the foregoing pages numbered
1 through 26, inclusive, are and constitute a complete, true
and correct journal and record of the proceedings of the House
of Representatives of the State of Florida at the Organization
Session of the Forty-second Legislature under the Constitution
of 1885, and of the First Legislature under the Constitution of
Florida, as Revised in 1968, held on November 12, 1968.



Tallahassee, Florida
November 29, 1968



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