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Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
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Title: Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
Alternate Title: Journal of the House of Representatives, State of Florida
Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida of the session of ..
Physical Description: v. : ; 23-32 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Legislature. -- House of Representatives
Publisher: State Printer
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Creation Date: April 1959
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Subjects / Keywords: Legislative journals -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
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General Note: Title varies slightly.
General Note: Description based on: 1907.
Funding: Digitized for the Florida House of Representatives, the Office of the Clerk.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Florida House of Representatives. African American History Collections at the Office of the Clerk.
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System ID: UF00027772:00018
 Related Items
Preceded by: Journal of proceedings of the House of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Florida
Succeeded by: Journal of the Florida House of Representatives

Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Page i
    Members of the House of Representatives - Regular Session 1959
        Page ii
    Officers of the House of Representatives - Regular Session 1959
        Page ii
    April 1959
        Tuesday, April 7
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            Page 3
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        Wednesday, April 8
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        Thursday, April 9
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        Friday, April 10
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        Monday, April 13
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        Wednesday, April 15
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        Thursday, April 16
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        Friday, April 17
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        Monday, April 20
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        Tuesday, April 21
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        Wednesday, April 22
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        Thursday, April 23
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        Friday, April 24
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        Monday, April 27
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        Tuesday, April 28
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        Wednesday, April 29
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        Thursday, April 30
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    May 1959
        Friday, May 1
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        Monday, May 4
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Journal
of the

House of Representatives

State of Florida



Thirty-seventh



April



7th



Regular
to June



Session



5th



1959



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MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Regular Session 1959



Alachua-Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville
Alachua-Osee R. Fagan, Gainesville
Baker-John J. Crews, Jr., Macclenny
Bay-Dempsey J. Barron, Panama City
Bay-William E. Harris, Panama City
Bradford-Doyle E. Conner, Starke
Brevard-James H. Pruitt, Eau Gallie
Broward-Emerson Allsworth, Fort Lauderdale
Broward-A. J. Ryan, Jr., Dania
Calhoun-Don Fuqua, Altha
Charlotte-John M. Hathaway, Punta Gorda
Citrus-Allison R. (Baldy) Strickland, Inverness
Clay-S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Green Cove Springs
Collier-James L. Walker, Naples
Columbia-B. D. (Georgia Boy) Williams, Lake City
Dade-George L. Hollahan, Jr., South Miami
Dade-David C. Eldredge, Miami
Dade-W. C. Herrell, Miami Springs
DeSoto-S. C. Smith, Arcadia
Dixie-Hal Chaires, Oldtown
Duval-John E. Mathews, Jr., Jacksonville
Duval-Harry Westberry, Jacksonville
Duval-George B. Stallings, Jr., Jacksonville
Escambia-Reubin O'D. Askew, Pensacola
Escambia-George Stone, Atmore, Ala.
Flagler-W. L. Wadsworth, Bunnell
Franklin-Oliver Nash, Apalachicola
Gadsden-W. M. Inman, Quincy
Gadsden-C. Fred Arrington, Havana
Gilchrist-H. E. Lancaster, Trenton
Glades-Joe H. Peeples, Jr., Venus
Gulf-Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Port St. Joe
Hamilton-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs
Hardee-G. W. (Dick) Williams, Wauchula
Hendry-Charles E. Miner, Clewiston
Hernando-John L. Ayers, Brooksville
Highlands-Howard Livingston, Sebring
Hillsborough-Woodie A. Liles, Plant City
Hillsborough-Robert T. Mann, Tampa
Hillsborough-Tom Whitaker, Jr., Tampa
Holmes-A. P. Drummond, Bonifay
Indian River-L. B. (Buck) Vocelle, Vero Beach
Jackson-J. Troy Peacock, Marianna
Jackson-John S. Shipp, Jr., Marianna
Jefferson-George H. Anderson, Monticello
Lafayete-R. O. Hatcher, Jr., Mayo
Lake-Wellborn Daniel, Clermont
Lake-W. H. (Bill) Reedy, Eustis



Lee-Walter O. Sheppard, Fort Myers
Leon-Mallory E. Home, Tallahassee
Leon-Richard O. (Dick) Mitchell, Tallahassee
Levy-Frank Marshburn, Bronson
Liberty-R. L. Hosford, Hosford
Madison-Otis R. Peavy, Madison
Manatee-Wilbur H. Boyd, Palmetto
Manatee-Robert E. Knowles, Bradenton
Marion-William G. O'Neill, Ocala
Marion-William V. Chappell, Jr., Ocala
Martin-W. R. Scott, Stuart
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West
Monroe-Ralph E. Cuningham, Jr., Marathon
Nassau-T. H. (Tommy) Askins, Fernandina Beach
Okalosa-Charles D. Stewart, Ft. Walton Beach
Okaloosa-James H. (Jimmy) Wise, Crestview
Okeechobee-W. Allen Markham, Okeechobee
Orange-Beth (Mrs. George W.) Johnson, Orlando
Orange-Jack C. Inman, Orlando
Osceola-J. J. Griffin, Jr., St. Cloud
Palm Beach-Ralph Blank, Jr., West Palm Beach
Palm Beach-Emmett S. Roberts, Belle Glade
Pasco-Joe A. McClain, Dade City
Pinellas-James T. Russell, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-Thomas M. Carney, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-B. E. Shaffer, Clearwater
Polk-Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., Lakeland
Polk-Ray Mattox, Winter Haven
Polk-Ben Hill Griffiin, Jr., Frostproof
Putnam-James N. (Gator) Beck, Palatka
St. Johns-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine
St. Johns-A. H. (Gus) Craig, St. Augustine
St. Lucie-Rupert Jasen Smith, Ft. Pierce
Santa Rosa-Morrison Kimbrough, Milton
Sarasota-George M. Edmondson, Venice
Sarasota-William S. Boylston, Sarasota
Seminole-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford
Seminole-Gordon V. Frederick, Sanford
Sumter-E. C. Rowell, Wildwood
Suwannee-Houston W. Roberts, Live Oak
Taylor-O. W. Jones, Perry
Union-C. A. Roberts, Lake Butler
Volusia-Frederick B. Karl, Daytona Beach
Volusia-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
Wakulla-Bobby Russ, Crawfordville
Walton-Thos. D. (Tom) Beasley, DeFuniak Springs
Washington-Sam Mitchell, Vernon



OFFICERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Regular Session 1959



Speaker-Thos. D. Beasley
Speaker Pro Tempore-James N. Beck



Chief Clerk-Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe
Sergeant-at-Arms-Amos H. Davis













JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Tuesday, April 7, 1959


Beginning of the thirty-seventh Regular Session of the Legislature of Florida under the Constitution of A. D.
1885, begun and held at the Capitol in the City of Tallahassee, in the State of Florida, on Tuesday, April 7, 1959,
being the day fixed by the Constitution for the meeting of the Legislature. The House was called to order at 10:00
A. M. by the Honorable Doyle E. Conner, former Speaker of the House.
The certified list of the Secretary of State of Members GLADES
elected to the House of Representatives, Florida Legislature, --Joe H. Peeples, Jr., Venus
for the session of 1959 was read and the following Members GULF
answered to their names: -Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Port St. Joe
HAMILTON
STATE OF FLORIDA --J. W. McAlpin, White Springs
HARDEE
OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE HARDER. W. (Dick) Williams,Wauchula
I, R. A. GRAY, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do HENDRY
hereby certify that the following Members of the House of --Charles E. Miner, Clewiston
Representatives were elected at the General Election held on HERNANDO vi
the 4th day of November, A.D., 1958, as shown by the election -John L Ayers, Brooksville
returns on file in this office: HIGHLANDS Livingston Sebring
-Howard Livingston, Sebring
ALACHUA
Group No. l--Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville HILLSBOROUGH
Group No. I-Rah.Tuingn, GainesvilleGroup No. 1-Woodie A. Liles, Plant City
Group No. 2-Osee R. Fagan, Gainesville Group No. 2-Robert T. Mann, Tampa
BAKER Group No. 3-Tom Whitaker, Jr., Tampa
-Y -John J. Crews, Jr., Macclenny HOLMES
Group No. 1-Dempsey J. Barron, Panama City INDIAN RIVER Drummond
Group No. 2-William E. Harris, Panama City -L. B. (Buck) Vocelle, Vero Beach
BRADFORD JACKSON
"-Doyle E. Conner, Starke Group No. 1-J. Troy Peacock, Marianna
BREVARD Group No. 2-John S. Shipp, Jr., Marianna
BROWARD -James H. Pruitt, Eau Gallie JEFFERSON
BROWARD-George H. Anderson, Monticello
Group No. 1-Emerson Allsworth, Fort Lauderdale LAFAYETTEon, Monticello
Group No. 2-A. J. Ryan, Jr., Dania -R. O. Hatcher, Jr., Mayo
CALHOUN LAKE
-Don Fuqua, Altha Group No. 1-Welborn Daniel, Clermont
CHARLOTTE Group No. 2-W. H. (Bill) Reedy, Eustis
-John M. Hathaway, Punta Gorda
CITRUS LEE-W
-Allison R. (Baldy) Strickland, Inverness -Walter O. Sheppard, Fort Myers
CLAY LEON
-S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Green Cove Springs Group No. 1-Mallory E. Home, Tallahassee
COLLIER Group No. 2-Richard 0. (Dick) Mitchell, Tallahassee
--James L. Walker, Naples LEVY
COLUMBIA --Frank Marshburn, Bronson
--B. D. (Georgia Boy) Williams, Lake City LIBERTY
DADE -R. L. Hosford, Hosford
Group No. 1-George L. Hollahan, Jr., South Miami MADISON L Hosford Hosford
Group No. 2-David C. Eldredge, Miami -Otis R. Peavy, Madison
Group No. 3-W. C. Herrell, Miami Springs MANATEE
DESOTO Group No. 1-Wilbur H. Boyd, Palmetto
--. C. Smith, Arcadia Group No. 2-Robert E. Knowles, Bradenton
DIXIE MARION
-Hal Chaires, Old Town Group No. i-William G. O'Neill, Ocala
DUVAL Group No. 2-William V. Chappell, Jr., Ocala
Group No. 1---John E. Mathews, Jr., Jacksonville
Group No. 2--Harry Westberry, Jacksonville MARTIN
Group No. 3--George B. Stallings, Jr., Jacksonville -W. R. Scott, Stuart
MONROE
ESCAMBIA Group No. 1-Bernie C. Papy, Key West
Group No. 1-Reubin O'D. Askew, Pensacola Group No. 2-Ralph E. Cunningham, Jr., Marathon
Group No. 2-George Stone, Atmore, Ala. NASSAU
NASSAU
FLAGLER -T. H. (Tommy) Askins, Fernandina Beach
-W. L. Wadsworth, Bunnell OKALOOSA
FRANKLIN Group No. 1-Charles D. Stewart, Fort Walton Beach
"-Oliver Nash, Apalachicola Group No. 2-James H. (Jimmy) Wise, Crestview



GADSDEN OKEECHOBEE
Group No. 1-W. M. Inman, Quincy K. Allen Markham, Okeechobee
Group No. 2--C. Fred Arrington, Havana ORANGE
GILCHRIST Group No. 1-Mrs. George W. (Beth) Johnson, Orlando
GICHRI. .r , 9.Tor C- Tnman Orlando



---H. Lancaster, Trenton



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OSCEOLA
-J. J. Griffin, Jr., St. Cloud
PALM BEACH
Group No. 1-Ralph J. Blank, Jr., West Palm Beach
Group No. 2-Emmett S. Roberts, Belle Glade
PASCO



PINELLAS
Group No.
Group No.
Group No.
POLK
Group No.
Group No.
Group No.
PUTNAM

ST. JOHNS
Group No.
Group No.
ST. LUCIE

SANTA ROS.

SARASOTA
Group No.
Group No.
SEMINOLE
Group No.
Group No.
SUMMER



1
2-
3-



-Joe A. McClain, Dade City

-James T. Russell, St. Petersburg
-Thomas M. Carney, St. Petersburg
-B. E. Shaffer, Clearwater



1-Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., Lakeland
2-Ray Mattox, Winter Haven
3-Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., Frostproof

-James N. (Gator) Beck, Palatka
1-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine
2-A. H. (Gus) Craig, St. Augustine

-Rupert Jasen Smith, Fort Pierce
A
-Morrison Kimbrough, Milton
1-George M. Edmondson. Venice
2-William S. Boylston, Sarasota

1-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford
2-Gordon V. Frederick, Sanford



-E. C. Rowell, Wildwood
SUWANNEE
-Houston W. Roberts, Live Oak
TAYLOR
-0. W. Jones, Perry
UNION
-C. A. Roberts, Lake Butler
VOLUSIA
Group No. 1-Frederick B. Karl, Daytona Beach
Group No. 2-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
WAKULLA
-Bobby Russ, Crawfordville
WALTON
-Thos. D. (Tom) Beasley, DeFuniak Springs
WASHINGTON
-Sam Mitchell, Vernon
GIVEN under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of
Florida at Tallahassee, the Capital, this the 6th day of April,
A. D., 1959.
(SEAL)
R. A. GRAY
SECRETARY OF STATE
A quorum present.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Danny
E. Morris, Associate Pastor of Trinity Methodist Church of
Tallahassee:
"O God, Father of us all, it must thrill Thee to look down
upon us in the opening session of this legislative body. As we
face the weighty matters which will need the attention of thi;
group, how great will be our opportunities to be servants
worthy of Thy Fatherhood!

"Our Father, God, we have come to believe that through
Thy wisdom we can be guided to do aright; through Thy power
we can be made righteously forceful; through Thy love we
can become identified with human redemption.
"Help us not to make it difficult to be filled with Thy wis-
dom, Thy power, and Thy love. Amen"

"The Star-Spangled Banner" was sung by Miss Carol Pop-
Penger, soloist, accompanied by Mr. C. Asbury Gridley, organLt.

The following Members came forward and took the oath of
office prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Florida



April 7, 1959



before Justice B. K. Roberts of the Supreme Court of the
State of Florida:
ALACHUA-Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville; Osee R. Fagan,
Gainesville.
BAKER-John J. Crews, Jr., Macclenny.
BAY-Dempsey J. Barron, Panama City; William E. Harris,
Panama City.
BRADFORD-Doyle E. Conner, Starke.
BREVARD-James H. Pruitt, Eau Gallie.
BROWARD-Emerson Allsworth, Ft. Lauderdale; A. J. Ryan,
Jr., Dania.
CALHOUN-Don Fuqua, Altha.
CHARLOTTE-John M. Hathaway, Punta Gorda.
CITRUS-Allison R. (Baldy) Strickland, Inverness.
CLAY-S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Green Cove Springs.
COLLIER-James L. Walker, Naples.
COLUMBIA-B. D. (Georgia Boy) Williams, Lake City.
DADE-George L. Hollahan, Jr., South Miami; David C. El-
dredge, Miami 55; W. C. Herrell, Miami Springs.
DE SOTO-S. C. Smith, Arcadia.
DIXIE-Hal Chaires, Old Town.
DUVAL-John E. Mathews, Jr., Jacksonville 2; Harry West-
berry, Jacksonville 8; George B. Stallings, Jr., Jackson-
ville 10.
ESCAMBIA-Reubin O'D. Askew, Pensacola; George Stone,
Atmore, Alabama.
FLAGLER-W. L. Wadsworth, Bunnell.
FRANKLIN-Oliver Nash, Apalachicola.
GADSDEN-W. M. Inman, Quincy; C. Fred Arrington, Havana.
GILCHRIST-H. E. Lancaster, Trenton.
GLADES-Joe H. Peeples, Jr., Venus.
GULF-Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Port St. Joe.
HAMILTON-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs.
HARDEE-G. W. (Dick) Williams, Wauchula.
HENDRY--Charles E. Miner, Clewiston.
HERNANDO-John L. Ayers, Brooksville.
HIGHLANDS-Howard Livingston, Sebring.
HIT.LSBOROUGH-Woodie A. Liles, Plant City; Robert T.
Mann, Tampa 2; Tom Whitaker, Jr., Tampa 2.
HOLMES-A. P. Drummond, Bonifay.
INDIAN RIVER-L. B. (Buck) Vocelle, Vero Beach.
JACKSON-J. Troy Peacock, Marianna; John S. Shipp, Jr.,
Marianna.
JEFFERSON--George H. Anderson, Monticello.
LAFAYETTE-R. O. Hatcher, Jr., Mayo.

LAEKE-C. Welborn Daniel, Clermont; W. H. (Bill) Reedy,
LEE-Walter O. Sheppard, Fort Myers.

LEON-Mallory E. orne, Tallahassee; Richard O. (Dick)
Mitchell, Tallahassee.
LEVY--Frank Marshburn, Bronson.



LIBERTY-R. L. Hosford, Hosford.

MADISON-Otis R. Peavy, Madison,



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MANATEE-Wilbur H. Boyd, Palmetto; Robert E. Knowles,
Bradenton.
MARION-William G. O'Neill, Ocala; William V. Chappell,
Jr., Ocala.
MARTIN-W. R. Scott, Stuart.
MONROE-Bernie C. Papy, Key West; Ralph E. Cunningham,
Jr., Marathon.
NASSAU-T. H. (Tommy) Askins, Fernandina Beach.
OKALOOSA-Charles D. Stewart, Fort Walton Beach; James
H. (Jimmy) Wise, Crestview.
OKEECHOBEE-W. Allen Markham, Okeechobee.
ORANGE-Mrs. George W. (Beth) Johnson, Orlando; Jack
C. Inman, Orlando.
OSCEOLA-J. J. Griffin, Jr., St. Cloud.
PALM BEACH-Ralph J. Blank, Jr., West Palm Beach; Em-
mett S. Roberts, Belle Glade.
PASCO-Joe A. McClain, Dade City.
PINELLAS-James T. Russell, St. Petersburg; Thomas M.
Carney, Snell Isle, St. Petersburg; B. E. Shaffer, Clearwater.
POLK-Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., Lakeland; Ray Mattox, Winter
Haven; Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., Frostproof.
PUTNAM-James N. (Gator) Beck, Palatka.
ST. JOHNS-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine; A. H. (Gus)
Craig, St. Augustine.
ST. LUCIE-Rupert Jasen Smith, Ft. Pierce.
SANTA ROSA-Morrison Kimbrough, Milton.
SARASOTA-George M. Edmondson, Venice; William S. Boyl-
ston, Sarasota.
SEMINOLE-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford; Gordon V.
Frederick, Sanford.
SUMTER-E. C. Rowell, Wildwood.
SUWANNEE-Houston W. Roberts, Live Oak.
TAYLOR-O. W. Jones, Perry.
UNION-C. A. Roberts, Lake Butler.
VOLUSIA-Frederick B. Karl, Daytona Beach; James H.
Sweeny, Jr., DeLand.
WAKULLA-Bobby Russ, Crawfordville.
WALTON-Thos. D. (Tom) Beasley, DeFuniak Springs.
WASHINGTON-Sam Mitchell, Vernon.
The Chair announced that the House would proceed to
elect a temporary chairman and that nominations were in
order.
Mr. Hollahan of Dade nominated the Honorable Doyle
E. Conner of Bradford as temporary chairman.
MR. CLEVELAND OF SEMINOLE IN THE CHAIR.
Mr. Askew of Escambia seconded the nomination of Mr. Con-
ner as temporary chairman.
Mr. Fuqua of Calhoun moved that nominations be closed
and a unanimous ballot be cast for Mr. Conner of Bradford
as temporary chairman.
The motion was agreed to.

Mr. Usina of St. Johns moved that a committee be appointed
to escort Mr. Conner to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.



Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Usina of St. Johns,
Turlington of Alachua, and Mrs. Johnson of Orange as the
committee which escorted Mr. Conner to the rostrum,



3



MR. CONNER IN THE CHAIR.
The Chairman announced he would now receive nomina-
tions for Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Herrell of Dade nominated the Honorable Thos. D.
Beasley of Walton for Speaker.
Mr. Crews of Baker seconded the nomination.
Mr. Drummond of Holmes seconded the nomination.
Mr. Sheppard of Lee moved that nominations be closed and
a unanimous ballot be cast for the Honorable Thos. D. Beasley
of Walton as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The motion was agreed to and the nominations were de-
clared closed.
Upon call of the roll on the election for the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, the vote for the Honorable Thos.
D. Beasley was:



Yeas:
Mr. Chairman
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Costin
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Yeas-94.



Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann



Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell
Ryan



Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Nays-None.
The Honorable Thos. D. Beasley of Walton was declared
duly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Sweeny of Volusia moved that a committee be ap-
pointed to escort the Speaker and Mrs. Beasley and their
daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Wiess,
together with the Wiess' two daughters, Sandra and Evelyn
Dugan, to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Sweeny of Volusia,
Chiles of Polk, and Shipp of Jackson as the committee which
escorted the Speaker and his family to the rostrum.
The Chair then presented Speaker Beasley's family to the
Membership of the House.

Justice B. K. Roberts of the Supreme Court administered
the oath of office to the Speaker and presented him with the
Bible on which the oath was taken.

The Chair then presented the Speaker who addressed the
membership.

THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.

The Speaker announced he would now receive nominations
for Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Cleveland of Seminole nominated the Honorable James
N. Beck of Putnam for Speaker Pro Tempore.
Mr. Mattox of Polk seconded the nomination,



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Mr. Livingston of Highlands seconded the nomination.
Mr. Sheppard of Lee moved that nominations be closed
and a unanimous ballot be cast for the Honorable James N.
Beck as Speaker Pro Tempore.
The motion was agreed to, and the nominations were de-
clared closed.
Upon call of the roll on the election of the Speaker Pro
Tempore of the House of Representatives, the vote for the
Honorable James N. Beck was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Yeas-94
Nays-None.



Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann



Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell
Ryan



Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith. S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Thereupon, the Honorable James N. Beck was declared the
duly elected Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Repre-
sentatives.
Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte moved that a committee be
appointed to escort the Speaker Pro Tempore, Mrs. Beck and
their daughter Jan, to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Hathaway of
Charlotte, Stewart of Okaloosa, and McAlpin of Hamilton as
the committee which escorted Mr. and Mrs. Beck to the
rostrum where Mrs. Beck and Jan were presented to the
Membership of the House.
Justice B. K. Roberts of the Supreme Court administered
the oath of office to the Speaker Pro Tempore, after which
he was presented by the Speaker and addressed the member-
ship of the House.
The Speaker announced he would now receive nominations
for the office of Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Chappell of Marion nominated Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe as
Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Conner of Bradford seconded the nomination.
Mr. Roberts of Palm Beach moved that nominations be
closed and a unanimous ballot be cast for Mrs. Bledsoe.

claThe motion was agreed to, and the nominations were de-
clared closed.

When the vote was taken on the election of Chief Clerk,
the vote for Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Askew Beck Carney
Allsworth Askins Blank Chaires
Anderson Ayers Boyd Boylston
Arrington Barron ChappeU Chiles



Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Yeas-94.
Nays-None.



Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.



Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell
Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard



Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Thereupon, Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe was declared the duly
elected Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Mitchell of Leon moved that a committee be appointed
to escort Mrs. Bledsoe to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Mitchell of Leon,
Westberry of Duval and Nash of Franklin as the committee
which escorted the Chief Clerk to the rostrum where she
received the oath of office administered by Justice B. K. Rob-
erts of the Supreme Court. The Speaker then presented Mrs.
Bledsoe to the membership of the House.
The Speaker announced that he would now receive nomina-
tions for the office of Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Rep-
resentatives.
Mr. Arrington of Gadsden nominated Mr. Amos Davis as
Sergeant-at-Arms.
Mr. Horne of Leon seconded the nomination.
Mr. Inman of Gadsden moved that nominations be closed
and a unanimous ballot be cast for Mr. Davis.
The motion was agreed to, and Mr. Amos Davis was declared
duly elected as Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Represent-
atives.
Mr. Herrell of Dade moved that a committee be appointed to
escort Mr. Davis to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Herrell of Dade,
Pruitt of Brevard and Blank of Palm Beach as the committee
which escorted the Sergeant-at-Arms to the rostrum where
he received the oath of office administered by Justice B. K.
Roberts of the Supreme Court. The Speaker then presented Mr.
Davis to the Membership of the House.
Mr. Conner moved that the rules of procedure adopted by
the 1957 House of Representatives be the rules of this House
until the Committee on Rules & Calendar organizes, recom-
mends permanent rules for this House and such recommenda-
tions are adopted.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.

REPORT OF THE INTERIM COMMITTEE ON
PORTRAITS OF SPEAKERS
The Speaker recognized the Honorable E. C. Rowell, Chair-
man of the Interim Committee on Portraits of Speakers, to
preside.
MR. ROWELL IN THE CHAIR.

The Sergeant-at-Arms escorted former Speakers of the House
of Representatives into the House Chamber where they were
given seats of honor.
















Remarks by Mr. Rowell-
As we look out over a forest, here and there trees tower over
their neighbors even though all the trees which make up the
forest may be worthy of admiration.
And so it is in the House of Representatives.
In viewing the House from the perspective of history, its
majestic timbers quite likely are those who have been its pre-
siding officers through the years.
For the Speakers of the House are those Members who have
earned the accolade of leadership through the votes of their
colleagues. By those votes, the Members have said they were
proud to be represented before the public by these leaders.
It is my feeling that, to have gained this place of distinction,
every Speaker of the House represents a blending of qualities
which might seem contradictory to those who have not served
here: a mingling of the qualities of human understanding and
compassion on one hand, and of stern adherence to the rules
and precedents of unbiased leadership on the other.
The true presiding officer, at least in the Florida House of
Representatives, can be both totally impartial and warmly
sympathetic at one and the same time. It is a prime example
of how man and office can merge for the enhancement of each.
Therefore, it is well and good that we should be assembled
here today in this chamber to renew our recognition of the
obligation owed those who have led this House in the past;
and that we should put that acknowledgment into tangible
shape by unveiling portraits of all those Speakers who were
living at the time of the last regular session of this House
of Representatives.
It is especially pleasant to have with us today most of the
Speakers receiving our homage. It is gratifying, too, that many
are accompanied by family and friends so that these honors
may be paid in the presence of the persons to whom it will
mean the most.
These portraits will serve as continuing reminders to us of
the debt which the present owes always to the past. This is an
obligation that is particularly true of a legislative body; for
here the way in which nearly everything is done is based
upon precedent. As Thomas Jefferson wrote in his great man-
ual, it is important that there be a uniformity of proceeding
so that "order, decency, and regularity" may be preserved; and
that uniformity of proceeding grows out of the way matters
have been handled in the past, largely by the Speakers as
presiding officers.
Yet, these portraits stand for something more than the men
they depict and the parliamentary law the men made by
their decisions. They serve also as reminders of great moments
in the history of our State. For almost unfailingly the men-
tion of the name of this Speaker or that Speaker recalls some
memorable milestone in the progress and development of
Florida.

There have been few legislative sessions, if any, when the
membership did not have the responsibility of grappling with
some challenging problem. The amounts may have been smaller
in the departmental budgets of years gone by, but the legis-
lative headache of finding the dollars was just as painful as
today, I am sure.

It may be recalled that the 1957 House of Representatives
adopted Concurrent Resolution No. 1526. This established a
committee of three, empowered to bring about the painting
of the portraits of all Speakers then living.
Mr. Conner asked Mr. Daniel, Mr. Karl and me to serve as
the members of that committee. Each of us was delighted to
be associated with this memorable undertaking in the life
of the House of Representatives, and I count myself exceedingly
privileged to have served as Chairman.

The Committee regards itself as fortunate in having had
the technical services of Dr. James V. McDonough, Head of the
Art Department of the Florida State University. About Dr.
McDonough, more later during this ceremony.

While the portraits are here to speak for themselves, it may



be useful to know that the committee felt more than one artist



should be commissioned so that a sameness of style however
excellent would be avoided.
Now that the task has been performed, the committee be-
lieves the variety in style and artistic interpretation of the
personality of the subjects has added much to the over-all
effectiveness of the group you soon will see.
Incidentally, in commissioning the artists, the committee
provided that each portrait would be accepted by the House
only after approval by the Speaker depicted. This has been
done, with the exception of course of that of Mr. Hardee, whose
family has approved.
While each Speaker represents first of all the entire state
as leader of this House, he nevertheless never loses his identity
with the county whose people sent him here as their spokesman.
With that in mind, the committee has asked today's repre-
sentatives of the counties involved to briefly sketch the career
of the Speakers and to introduce as many as are here. Then
the portrait of each will be unveiled by our Sergeant-at-Arms.
Our collection begins, in point of time, with the portrait
of the Honorable Cary A. Hardee, the late Governor of Florida
and Speaker of the 1915 and 1917 House. Therefore, it is my
pleasure to present to you now the Gentleman from Suwannee
County, the Honorable Houston W. Roberts.
Remarks by Mr. Roberts of Suwannee-
The passing of Cary A. Hardee on Nov. 22, 1957 brought
to a close a long and distinguished career for a man who was
born of humble origin on a farm in Taylor County in 1876.
For this man was destined to become Governor of the State
of Florida and to leave his imprint deeply imbedded in the
history of his beloved state.
He attended public schools in Taylor county and read the
law to become a practicing attorney.
In 1900, young lawyer Hardee moved to Live Oak, the county
seat of Suwannee County, to begin the practice of law. His
first venture into politics came five years later when he was
named State Attorney for the Third Judicial Circuit, a position
he held with distinction for eight years.
In 1914 he ran for the House of Representatives and was
elected with a large majority in a field of four.
One of the most amazing facts I can relate about this
amazing public servant is that he served as Speaker of the
House of Representatives in both sessions he served in the
House. Widely known and respected over the state, his col-
leagues elected him Speaker in that first sessioninn 1915.
Re-elected by the people of Suwannee County to the House
in 1916, he was unanimously re-elected Speaker of the 1917
session, a testimonial of the great wisdom and skill with
which he had served in the previous session. Thus he became
the only man ever to serve two consecutive terms as Speaker
and one of three to serve as Speaker of the House for two
sessions.
At the end of his term, he retired from the House, to offer
himself to the people of Florida as a candidate for Governor
in 1920.
He carried virtually every county in the state to serve
as Governor of Florida from 1921 through 1925. Many great
and progressive measures were enacted in that administra-
tion, including the beginning of the first state highway system.
Following his service as Governor, he returned to Live Oak
to resume his career as a banker. He served for many years
as President of the Commercial Bank of Live Oak and at
the time of his death was chairman of the board of that
institution.
Special activities of the Governor included serving for eight
years as Secretary of the Governors' Conference. In the early
years of the Roosevelt administration, he served as receiver
of closed banks in Washington, D. C.
This in brief is the career of the late Cary A. Hardee, for
whom Hardee County in our state is named, and whose picture



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real pleasure that I have the opportunity to play a part in
honoring the memory of this distinguished citizen of Suwan-
nee County, who left a deep and lasting impression on his
county, state and nation.
At the conclusion of the foregoing remarks by Mr. Roberts
of Suwannee, members of the family of the Honorable Cary
A. Hardee, the late Governor of Florida, were presented and
his portrait was unveiled.
The Chair then recognized the Honorable Robert T. Mann of
Hillsborough County to speak of the Honorable George H.
Wilder, Speaker of the 1919 House.
Remarks by Mr. Mann-
In a day in which it is unusual to hear of a third-generation
Floridian it is almost unbelievable to learn of a third-genera-
tion Representative. Yet the Honorable George H. Wilder of
Plant City is such a man. His grandfather, the Honorable Caf-
frey Lafayette Wilder, was elected to the House in 1892 and
served in 1893, 1895 and 1899. His father, the Honorable C. L.
Wilder, was also a Representative.
George H. Wilder was born on February 23, 1870, in a log
cabin on the original site of the Echebusassa post office, near
Plant City. He was graduated from Stetson University in 1893
and went then to Washington as an attache to the United
States Senate. Later he became private secretary to Congress-
man Stephen M. Sparkman and held this post for 14 years.
He served three terms thereafter in this House and was Speaker
in 1918 and 1919.
Mr. Wilder also served as Motor Vehicle Commissioner and
was Democratic National Committeeman. Until failing health
began to keep him shut in, he was a regular attendant at the
picnics of the Hillsborough County Oldtimers Association and
was elected honorary lifetime President of that organization.
Mr. Wilder is with us still in Hillsborough County, but his
health will not permit him to travel. Members of his family
are here, however, and I should like to ask them to stand while
the Sergeant-at-Arms unveils the portrait of a distinguished
Floridian and former Speaker of this House, George H. Wilder.

At the conclusion of the foregoing remarks by Mr. Mann,
members of the family of the Honorable George H. Wilder
were presented and his portrait was unveiled.

The Chair then recognized the Honorable Harry Westberry
of Duval County to speak of the Honorable Frank E. Jennings,
Speaker of the 1921 House.
Remarks by Mr. Westberry-
The Honorable Frank E. Jennings has the unique distinction
of having been elected Speaker of the House during the only
session of the Legislature of which he was a member, in 1921.

Mr. Jennings, one of the foremost members of the Florida
Bar, like many others who have contributed so much to the
growth and development of Florida, is not a native born Flor-
idian. He first saw the light of day in Centralia, Kansas, on
June 9th, 1877, coming from pioneer stock. He attended the
public schools of Kansas, and after teaching school himself
for three years, attended the University of Missouri where he
received the Bachelor of Law Degree in 1901. Immediately
thereafter he was admitted to the Missouri Bar. He worked
in New York City as a member of the editorial staff of the
American Law Book Company from 1901 to 1904. In 1904 he
was admitted to the New York Bar, and then moved to Jack-
sonville where he was admitted to the Florida Bar. He has
remained in Jacksonville since then to the present time.

Mr. Jennings was a member of the Board of Control of the
State of Florida, supervising the institutions of higher learning
from 1913 to 1917, having been appointed by Governor Park
Trammell.

During the time he served as Speaker of the House, Florida
was just before having one of its greatest periods of growth
which culminated in the boom during the 1920's. He occupied
a high position of leadership in the Democratic Party and was
an unsuccessful candidate for Governor during the 1924 cam-



paign when his fellow-townsman, John W. Martin, was elected.
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mained active in civic, political and legal affairs, and is re-
spected as one of the elder statesmen of our State.
We, of Duval County, are proud to see the recognition
obtained by this distinguished citizen, and feel that the place
of honor which his portrait will occupy in the future will serve
as an inspiration for men of ability who are interested in good
government.
At the conclusion of the foregoing remarks by Mr. Westberry,
the Honorable Frank E. Jennings and members of his family
were presented and his portrait was unveiled.
The Chair then recognized the Honorable C. Welborn Daniel
of Lake County to speak of the Honorable L. D. Edge, Speaker
of the 1923 House.
Remarks by Mr. Daniel-
Mr. Speaker, Lady and Gentlemen of the House and honored
guests, it is my privilege today to present to you a man I hold
in high esteem for the purpose of the unveiling of his portrait.
The accepted custom of such presentations seems to be the
withholding of the honoree's name until the final remarks
of the person making the presentation. I will deviate from
this custom, however, and tell you at the outset that I am
referring to the Honorable L. Day Edge of Groveland, Florida.
Mr. Edge was born in Georgia in 1891, but his parents had
the wisdom and foresight to move to Florida nine years later.
He was, therefore, educated in the public schools of Florida
and at Stetson University in DeLand and later at Southern
College. He studied law at the University of Florida and
returned to Groveland, where he entered business with his
father.

The Edge business enterprises are well known throughout
the length and breadth of Florida and include naval stores,
lumber and citrus materials, mercantile and farming property,
as well as many others of a similar nature.
In spite of the tremendous burden of business assumed by
him, he has never been one to neglect his civic obligations.

He served in the House of Representatives of the State of
Florida from Lake County during the Sessions of 1915, 1917,
1919, 1921 and 1923. He was elected to each of these terms
without opposition and is perhaps the only man in the State
of Florida who holds such a record.

He served as Speaker Pro Tem of the House of Representa-
tives during the Session of 1921 and was elected its Speaker
during the Session of 1923.
In 1924, again without opposition, he was elected to the
Senate of the State of Florida and served two Sessions. He
did not again seek reelection because of the increase in business
of he and his father and the declining health of his father.
Had he chosen to remain active in politics he could, no doubt,
have retained his seat in the Senate until this day, and those
of us who know him and his standing in Lake County are of
the opinion that such continued service would still have been
without opposition.

While in the Legislature of the State of Florida his record
was that of being on the good moral side of every question
presented. He was economy minded, but never parsimonious.

He loaned his active support to every sound measure for the
improvement of educational facilities of this State.

He gained the reputation of teaching young Legislators the
proper manner in which to deport themselves, both in and
out of the Session.

While retired from active politics, he remains one of the
prime factors for good government and the election of compe-
tent, honest officials in Lake County, Florida. He is always
consulted by candidates for any office in Lake County.



So, it is with a great deal of justifiable pride and complete
pleasure that I at this time present to you, Mr. Speaker, and
to the members of this Body, the Speaker of the House of
Representatives for the 1923 Session of the Florida Legislature,
the Honorable L. Day Edge.
















At the conclusion of the foregoing remarks by Mr. Daniel,
the Honorable L. D. Edge and members of his family were
presented and his portrait was unveiled.
The Chair then spoke of the Honorable Samuel W. Getzen,
Speaker of the 1929 House.
Remarks by Mr. Rowell-
Samuel Wyche Getzen was born in Lake City, Columbia
County, Florida, on February 13, 1898, his parents being James
Culbreath Getzen, one of the first graduates of the University
of Florida, and Willie Florence Getzen, daughter of Laura D.
M. Thompson of Lake City. Both of Mr. Getzen's grandparents
were captains in the Confederate Army, and Captain T. W.
Getzen represented Columbia County in the Florida Legislature
in 1898.
Sam Getzen was first elected to the House of Representatives
in 1922 from Sumter County, serving continuously therein
until 1931. He served as Speaker Pro Tempore of the House
of Representatives in 1927, and as Speaker in 1929. He served
in the Florida Senate in 1931 and 1933, returning and serving
in the House in 1935. His brother, Senator J. C. Getzen, Jr.,
succeeded him and has served continuously since that time.
Sam Getzen either introduced or assisted in the passage of
many laws which proved beneficial to the State of Florida.
Particularly has he always been interested in the common
school system of the state, the road system, and the financial
condition of Florida and its governments. In 1929, while
Speaker, he was instrumental in passing what is known as the
Board of Administration, through which the bond issues of
Florida have been paid, as well as the passage of the gasoline
distribution act that provided funds for the payment of such
bonds.
In 1923 Mr. Getzen assisted the Honorable L. D. Edge and the
late Senator Amos Lewis of Marianna in passing the State
Livestock Sanitation Laws which have meant so much to the
Livestock Industry of Florida.
Mr. Getzen introduced the bill that resulted in providing
state funds for what is known as the $800.00 teacher unit fi-
nance bill. He assisted in passing the homestead exemption
law, the workmen's compensation act, the labor and mechanics
lien law, and other laws that are now proving very successful
in Florida government.
Sam Getzen married Miss Josephine Brooks, a native of
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, on November 3, 1921, and
they had one child, a daughter, who is now Mrs. C. D. Bonnot,
and who has two sons, and they are all present on this occasion.
Mr. Getzen was admitted to the practice of law by the Su-
preme Court of Florida in 1921 and practiced in Sumter County
until 1935, thereafter moving to Gainesville where he practiced
until recently when he had to temporarily retire because of his
health.
At the conclusion of the foregoing remarks by Mr. Rowell,
the Honorable Samuel W. Getzen and members of his family
were presented and his portrait was unveiled.
The Chair then recognized the Honorable Cecil G. Costin,
Jr. of Gulf County to speak of the Honorable E. Clay Lewis,
Jr., Speaker of the 1931 House.
Remarks by Mr. Costin-
Mr. Chairman, Members of the House of Representatives,
Ladies and Gentlemen:
The Honorable E. Clay Lewis, Jr., of Panama City, Florida,
was born in Marianna, Jackson County, Florida, September
18, 1901, the oldest child and only son of Ed. C. and Nannie
(Stephens) Lewis. He attended the public schools in Mari-
anna and the University of Florida at Gainesvile, and moved
to Port St. Joe in 1923 where he was employed as a sawmill
laborer by Parkwood Lumber Company until the mill closed
during the latter part of 1924.
Judge Lewis was employed by the State Comptroller as
clerk in the tag department until April 1925 and served as



Assistant Reading Clerk of the Florida House of Representa-
tives during the 1925 session of the Legislature. He was
appointed the first County Judge of Gulf County by Governor
John W. Martin, resigning that office in August of 1926 to



enter law college at the University of Florida where he served
as President of the student body in 1928-1929. He was gradu-
ated from the University of Florida Law School in 1929 with
an Ll.B., and represented Gulf County in the Florida House
of Representatives during the sessions of 1927, 1929 and 1931.
He was elected Speaker of the 1931 House.
While serving as attorney to the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners and County Prosecuting Attorney from
1937 to 1948, City Attorney of Port St. Joe from 1937 to
1948, Special Attorney for the United States Government,
Land Acquisition Division from 1934 to 1936, Judge Lewis
also engaged in the general practice of law at Wewahitchka
and Port St. Joe from 1929 until 1948.
In March, 1937, he married Joyce Reed of Tarpon Springs,
and now has three children, Margaret Reed, age 16, E. Clay the
3rd, 13 years old, and Elizabeth Penelope, seven.
Judge Lewis again represented Gulf County in the Florida
House of Representatives in 1939, 1941 and 1943, and was
appointed Assistant State Attorney of the 14th Judicial Cir-
cuit of Florida on July 10, 1944 by Governor Spessard L.
Holland. He was reappointed to this office in June 1945 by
Governor Millard Caldwell and served until 1948 when he
was appointed Circuit Judge of the 14th Judicial Circuit of
Florida, which office he now holds.
He is a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Florida Blue
Key, Rotary, Elks, 14th Judicial Circuit Bar Association and
the Florida Bar. Judge Lewis is also active in church, civic
and fraternal affairs, especially in the Boy Scouts and polio
organizations.
At the conclusion of the foregoing remarks by Mr. Costin,
the Honorable E. Clay Lewis, Jr. and members of his family
were presented and his portrait was unveiled.
The Chair then recognized the Honorable W. Allen Mark-
ham of Okeechobee County to speak of the Honorable Peter
Tomasello, Jr., Speaker of the 1933 House.
Remarks by Mr. Markham-
Mr. Speaker, Members of the House of Representatives,
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I deem it a distinct honor and privilege to speak briefly
upon the life, the achievements and the personal qualities of
Honorable Peter Tomasello, Jr., the forty-sixth person to be
Speaker of the House of Representatives. Mr. Tomasello is a
native of Florida born in Santa Rosa County, January 1900
and attended the public schools in that county. In 1916 Mr.
Tomasello enlisted in the army, serving with the American
Expeditionary Forces, having the distinction of being the
youngest first sergeant. He also served in the United States
Navy in World War II. In 1924 he married an attractive school
teacher, Elizabeth Carter of Milton, Florida. They had two
sons, one of whom was killed during World War II. Mr. Toma-
sello is a brilliant man of strong character with a dynamic
personality, and a fine public speaker. It is said he never met
a stranger. He was a good and loyal friend.
Throughout his life he has been principally associated with
lumber, banking and Governmental enterprises-the earlier
period, a successful manufacturer; for the immediate past
ten years in a more responsible role in the United States
Government's procurement program which handles the pur-
chasing of lumber and allied products for the combined armed
services.
He was appointed Receiver of the first bank to be declared
insolvent following the collapse of the "Real Estate Boom" in
June 1926-later appointed the first "Area Bank Liquidator,"
serving in this capacity until 1933.
Mr. Tomasello represented Okeechobee County in the House
of Representatives in the Regular and Extra-Ordinary Ses-
sions of 1929 and 1931, and the Regular Sessions of 1933 and
1939, serving as Speaker for the 1933 session at the age of 33.
His better known legislative activities include the diversion
of gasoline taxes to the counties, the first student instruction
unit plan governing the distribution of state funds to the
public school systems of the counties and the creation of the



Everglades Flood Control District. Mr. Tomasello was very
active in the continuing enlargement of the state's responsi-



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abilities and participation in the development of the whole
educational system, the removal of tolls from roads and
bridges and the enacting of laws having to do with banking
and insurance.
The achievements of Mr. Tomasello are so fine, his public
service so outstanding that I deem it a privilege to have made
these few remarks in connection with the unveiling of his
portrait in this chamber where it will bear permanent testi-
mony to the affection which the members of this body, as
well as the citizens of the state feel toward this splendid
statesman.
At the conclusion of the foregoing remarks by Mr. Mark-
ham, the Honorable Peter Tomasello, Jr., and members of his
family were presented and his portrait was unveiled.
The Chair then recognized the Honorable George H. Ander-
son of Jefferson County to speak of the Honorable Richard
H. Simpson, Speaker of the 1943 House.
Remarks by Mr. Anderson-
It is with genuine humility and with a deep sense of honor
that I present and pay tribute to a fellow citizen of Jefferson
County today.
The Honorable Richard H. Simpson, nurseryman, farmer,
legislator, and statesman has distinguished himself in Florida
through his business success, his legislative integrity, and his
devotion to public service. In the portrait that is about to be
unveiled the artist has captured something of the nature of his
subject through the use of artistic perspective. For a few
moments, in an inartistic but appreciative way, I would like
to reveal to you Richard Simpson, as I see him and as he is
seen by the people of his county and his state.
"Dick Simpson," as he is affectionately called by his former
colleagues and many friends, started his political career twen-
ty-four years ago when he was elected Mayor of Monticello.
In 1939 his interests widened, and he came to Tallahassee to
serve his first term as Representative from Jefferson County.
Two terms later, ick was Speaker Seae of the House. In a poll of
legislators conducted by "Cracker Politics," Dick was voted
the most valuable member of the 1945 and the 1947 sessions
of the Legislature. He was honored by the Newspaper Corre-
spondents in the 1947 and the 1951 Sessions by being named
by them as the most valuable member of the House of Repre-
sentatives. In 1953, after voluntarily retiring from the legis-
lative field, Dick was appointed Chairman of the State Road
Board by the late and beloved Gov. Dan McCarty. He has
served as a member of the State Road Board and the Turnpike
Authority under the Collins Administration.
One of the outstanding qualities that Dick possessed as a leg-
islator was his ability to bring groups together whose ideas
were far apart. By tact, ability, and a true insight into the
issue, he could help these rs e groups resolve their differences and
come to a common understanding and a solution to the prob-
lem. He was often called a Compromiser, yet he never com-
promised a principle. He could find the ground that both sides
could stand on and still retain the principles they believed in.
In this way he was responsible for many constructive measures
that would have died for a lack of understanding by opposing
groups.
To enumerate all of Dick's contributions would be impos-
sible and unnecessary here today as his acts speak for them-
selves in the minds and hearts of the people of his com-
munity and his State. It is indeed a pleasure for me to present
the 1943 Speaker of the House, The Honorable Honorable Richard H.
Simpson.
At the conclusion of the foregoing remarks by Mr. Anderson,
the Honorable Richard H. Simpson and members of his family
were presented and his portrait was unveiled.

The Chair then recognized the Honorable W. R. Scott of
Martin County to speak of the Honorable Evans Crary, Speaker
of the 1945 House.



Remarks by Mr. Scott-
Mr. Speaker, Fellow Members of the House of Representa-
tives, Honored Guests and Ladies and Gentlemen:
The considerable privilege that is extended to a first term



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ed our State. The great progress our State has made and its
position today in these United States stand as everlasting
testimony to their leadership.
This gentleman was a native son of Texas, having seen the
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member on the first day of his service in this House to speak
on such an occasion as this, is reinforced in my mind by being
able to report to this House and to this Assembly on one of
Martin County's leading citizens, former speaker Evans Crary,
Sr. As a young man of thirty-nine years at the time of his
speakership, and coming from one of Florida's youngest coun-
ties, Mr. Crary brought to this House a continuance of the fine
leadership which this Body has experienced over the years.
A native Floridian, Mr. Crary was born in Hillsborough
County, at Tampa, on June 25th, 1905. Having attended the
public schools in Hillsborough County, he matriculated at the
University of Florida from whence he graduated with a degree
in law in 1927. At this time Martin County was a mere two
years of age.
Seeing the opportunity of growing with a young county, Mr.
Crary moved to Martin County, arriving in Stuart shortly after
his graduation. At approximately this time he married Tallie
McKewn, also of Hillsborough County. Mr. Crary served as
Municipal Judge of the City of Stuart for eight years from
1928 to 1936. During that time he was also Democratic Con-
gressional Committeeman and served as Attorney to the Board
of County Commissioners for some 23 years from 1931 to 1954.
During this period of time his many civic activities included
Presidencies of Stuart Rotary Club, Stuart Chamber of Com-
merce and a long service as President of Martin County Bar
Association.
Mr. Crary was elected to the House of Representatives from
Martin County in 1936 and served for a period of ten years.
It was during this last term as Representative that he was
Speaker of this House. In 1946 Mr. Crary was the successful
Democratic nominee from the 12th Senatorial District and
served in the Senate of this State from 1946 to 1954, at which
time he voluntarily retired from politics.
Inasmuch as this Speaker has not been long in Martin
County, it would be most fitting that I remark that I have
undoubtedly omitted many important aspects of Mr. Crary's
service, but may I assure the House that it is because of a
combination of my ignorance and the natural reticence on
the part of Mr. Crary.
Amongst his greatest accomplishments are his family includ-
ing two fine sons, one of whom is now our County Judge and
the other who has just completed a tour of duty in the Embassy
in Mexico for our State Department. Evidently his qualities
of leadership are being transmitted to his offspring and already
his grandsons are showing like signs.
Now quietly retired to the active practice of law in Martin
County, Mr. Crary exemplifies the fine qualities of public serv-
ice, leadership and responsibilities of family life, and by these
qualities is continuing to lead Martin County toward solution
of the myriad problems which present any growing area. He
has continued his interest in public service and in his State
and he is secure in the esteem of his contemporaries and his
neighbors as a loyal friend and one to be depended upon.
At the conclusion of the foregoing remarks by Mr. Scott,
the honorable Evans Crary and members of his family were
presented and his portrait was unveiled.
The Chair then recognized the Honorable Emmett S. Roberts
of Palm Beach County to speak of the Honorable B. Elliott,
Speaker of the 1951 House.
Remarks by Mr. Roberts of Palm Beach-
Mr. Speaker, Lady and Gentlemen of the House:
The next portrait about to be unveiled is that of the 55th
person who has presided as Speaker over this great body since
Florida was admitted to Statehood in 1845. I, therefore, stand
before you with a warm feeling of personal pride that I have
been accorded the honor to participate in one of the outstand-
ing moments in the history of our State. As these portraits are
unveiled, the pages of time are unfolding before us, bringing
to memory the many historic decisions that occurred during the
terms of the distinguished service these gentlemen have render-
















of Jiles Benton Elliott and Mattie Lou Allen. He moved to
Florida in 1921, stopping briefly in Bradenton and then settling
in Pahokee, Florida, Palm Beach County, in 1922. For many
years he was engaged in the automobile business as well as
being extremely active in the civic work of his community.
During this time he served several terms as Chairman of the
Town Council. He and his lovely wife Velva are the parents
of four fine children, three boys and a girl, Patsy, B. Jr., Ronnie,
and Wayne. He was first elected to the Florida House of Rep-
resentatives in 1945 from Palm Beach County and served this
body and the citizens of Florida for five consecutive terms.
In 1951, the members of the House of Representatives honor-
ed him and the citizens of Palm Beach County by electing him
as their Speaker, the only man to have ever served in this
capacity in the history of Palm Beach County.
It is significant to note that his service included the post-
war crucial years which marked the beginning of Florida's
unprecedented growth. The major decisions and the role of
leadership he participated in are too numerous to list in this
brief biography. However, history will record his sponsorship
of such major legislation as the Flood Control bill and the
Minimum Foundation Program.
His distinguished career in the legislature was highlighted
by his strong economy stand. He has often said that it is
just as important to defeat bad legislation as the passage
of good legislation.
Truly his term of distinguished service as Speaker was most
outstanding and contributed immeasurably to the progress of
our beloved State.
I know that the people of Florida are tremendously proud
to see the recognition being given this outstanding citizen of
Palm Beach County, and the State of Florida and proud that
a place of honor will be forever maintained in this great
Chamber for him and others who have served our State so
unselfishly. It is my great privilege to present to you for that
tribute so richly deserved, the Honorable B. Elliott, a former
Speaker of the House of Representatives, and his family, and
ask that they stand while the Sergeant-at-Arms unveils his
portrait.
At the conclusion of the foregoing remarks by Mr. Roberts
of Palm Beach, the Honorable B. Elliott and members of his
family were presented and his portrait was unveiled.
The Chair then recognized the Honorable William V. Chap-
pell, Jr., of Marion County to speak of the Honorable C.
Farris Bryant, Speaker of the 1953 House.
Remarks by Mr. Chappell-
Mr. Chairman, Mr. Speaker, Ladies and Gentlemen of the
Florida Legislature, distinguished and honored guests, ladies
and gentlemen:
By these brief and privileged remarks I am delighted beyond
comprehension to bring to your special consideration a man
whose portrait I am honored, yet unworthy, to unveil; a de-
voted man who has keenly distinguished himself as a public
servant; a former naval officer who served his country with
distinction during World War II; a Christian gentleman who
treasures the guidance of the divine; an untiring lawyer who
champions justice in every cause; a civic leader who places
service above self; a statesman endowed with an understand-
ing knowledge, blessed with modest wisdom, and given gen-
erously to the welfare of all mankind.
But as the talented artist with his magnificent stroke has
been able to capture only a part of the great character of
this man, so am I able with these feeble words to paint only
a minute part of his worthwhile accomplishments. Neverthe-
less, I shall have made an utterly incomplete and unacceptable
effort if I do not pass briefly for your review a few of his out-
standing contributions to good government and the awards
bestowed upon him therefore.
First elected to the Marion County seat in the Florida
House of Representatives in 1942, he resigned to command
a United States gun crew in World War II. Upon his return
to civilian life he was re-elected without opposition to five



consecutive terms to this House, serving as Speaker during
the 1953 session. Exemplary and typical of the calibre of his



legislative efforts is the Florida Legislative Council which
found birth and passage at his hands and nurture by his
leadership.
He has been variously awarded:
Twice, in 1948 and 1950, the "Gold Key Distinguished Serv-
ice Award" by the Florida State Junior Chamber of Commerce
as one of the five outstanding men in Florida;
In 1948, "The National Distinguished Service Award" by
the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Three times, in 1949, 1953 and 1955, the "Most Outstanding
Member" of the Florida House of Representatives.
This deserving legislator has been cited in the Allen Morris
Cracker Political Poll, in 1947, as the "First termer with most
promise," and "Member of the most effective three man dele-
gation"; in 1949, the "Most valuable all round Member of
the House," and the "Most outstanding Member in committee";
in 1951, the "Most valuable all round Member of the House,"
and Member of the "Most effective three man delegation";
in 1953 the "Most Valuable all round Member of the House,"
and Member of the "Most effective three man delegation"; in
1955, the "Most valuable Member of the Legislature"; and
the "Most Effective House Debater";
And in 1953, he was cited by the University of Florida for
"Outstanding service to the State and the University."
All of these things, Mr. Chairman, I bring to the monu-
mental attention of those assembled here in order that there
might be bestowed upon this man a commendation of "well
done thy good and faithful servant" yet the portrait is
not yet finished, Mr. Chairman, nor the final color cast until
I shall have revered with you a glimpse of his lovely wife,
Julia; his three lovely daughters, Julia, Cecilia and Adair
four nonseparable portions of his colorful rainbow of life.
May I beg the pleasure of presenting, and request that he
and his family please stand while the Sergeant-at-Arms unveils
his portrait, the Honorable C. Farris Bryant, former Speaker
of this House.
At the conclusion of the foregoing remarks by Mr. Chap-
pell, the Honorable C. Farris Bryant and members of his
family were presented and his portrait was unveiled.
The Chair then recognized the Honorable A. J. Ryan, Jr.,
of Broward County to speak of the Honorable Thomas E.
(Ted) David, Speaker of the 1955 House.
Remarks by Mr. Ryan-
Mr. Chairman, Mr. Speaker, and Lady and Gentlemen of
the House:

This morning on the occasion of our honoring former
Speakers of this House, I have the honor and privilege of
presenting to you a very dear friend and fellow Broward
Countian, who served as the 57th Speaker of the Florida House
of Representatives.
The Honorable Thomas Edward David, who is known to all
his friends as Ted, a nickname derived from the initial letters
of his names, was born on the 2nd day of April in 1920 in
Comer, Georgia. Before he was two years of age, however,
he convinced his parents of the wonderful climate and mani-
fold opportunities of life in Florida, and shortly thereafter
the David family moved to Hollywood. His parents and whole
family have distinguished themselves as leaders in the growth
and development of Hollywood and Broward County. Recently
the City Commission of Hollywood named the newest park
in honor of his distinguished father, now deceased.

Ted was educated in the local schools and later attended
the University of Georgia and the University of Miami, where
he received his law degree. He served in the Armed Forces
of our country in both the European and Pacific Theaters
during World War II, and was thereafter separated as a
Captain in the Infantry. He married the former Josephine
Webb, a beautiful and most gracious lady from Mississippi,
and they are blessed with three fine children, Larie 13, Tommy



11, and Susan 9. I might add that they will shortly have their
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Ted entered the field of state politics at the age of 28 in
1948, when he sought and was elected to the office of Member
of the Florida House of Representatives from Broward County.
He served four terms, and twice was reelected without oppo-
sition, in recognition of his outstanding service and leadership.
His fellow House members selected Ted as Speaker for the
1955 Session, and, as such, he was southernmost member to
serve as Speaker in our State's history. In serving as Speaker,
he presided over the greatest number of sessions in any one
term, which included regular, special, and extraordinary ses-
sion. Those of you who served with him at that time remember
him for his poise, humor, and impregnable good nature, even
under the most trying circumstances.
During his tenure as Speaker, many outstanding achieve-
ments were recorded, but of these the most important were
in House procedure, which included the reorganization of the
committee system into intricate groups with non-conflicting
meeting time, to enable members to attend all their assign-
ments with the resulting decrease in committee absentees,
the elimination of the proxy vote, a revision of the rules and
the requirement that all general bills be published, thereby
making available to every member a copy of proposed legis-
lation. Those of you who served prior to 1955 can testify
better than I to the value of these changes.
Among those who have had the privilege of knowing Ted
intimately, he is regarded as a true Christian gentleman, a
devoted husband and father, an excellent attorney and banker.
And even if he should seek no further means of serving the
people of his State, he will be recorded in its history as one
of the great leaders of his day.
Lady and gentlemen of the House, I present to you the
Honorable Ted David.
At the conclusion of the foregoing remarks by Mr. Ryan,
the Honorable Thomas E. David and members of his family
were presented and his portrait was unveiled.
The Chair then recognized the Honorable Frederick B. Karl
of Volusia County to speak of the Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
Speaker of the 1957 House.
Remarks by Mr. Karl--
Occasionally there appears upon the scene a person who,
because of his unusual and unique qualities and abilities, seems
destined to make an indelible impression upon the society in
which he lives. Such a one is among us now in the person of
our immediate past Speaker, the Honorable Doyle E. Conner.
It is with the conflicting emotions of pride and humility that
I arise to speak of Doyle. I am extremely proud to have the
opportunity to tell you about him and yet I am very humble
in the realization that I lack sufficient eloquence to make you
cognizant, as I am, of the magnitude and stature of the man.
Doyle was born in Starke, Bradford County, Florida, on
December 17, 1928. His father was James Leon Conner and
his mother, Ruby Mae Clemons Conner.
Very early in his life, Doyle's talent for politics, his adminis-
trative aptitude and his leadership ability began to manifest
themselves. He took an active interest in the Future Farmers
of America and in a very short time rose from the ranks to
become the State President of the organization in 1946 and
the National President in 1948.
His record of outstanding achievement is a consistent one.
When he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricul-
ture from the University of Florida in 1952, he climaxed a very
interesting and successful campus career. He had started his
activities there by being Vice-President of his Freshman class
and had so distinguished himself in other phases of campus
activities that he was selected for membership in Florida Blue
Key in recognition thereof.

It was in 1950 that Doyle first ventured into the political
waters. He was only twenty-one years of age at the time, but
he had become so well known and so well respected in his
County that he was easily elected to the Florida House of



Representatives in that year. He served the people of his
County so well after that that he has been re-elected to the
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All too often achievement, ability and service go unrecog-
nized. Fortunately, this has not been the situation in this
case. I believe that the fact that Doyle has been honored so
many times and in so many different ways proves that he is
truly outstanding and that his accomplishments are so im-
portant and so constructive that they cannot go unnoticed.
In 1947, for example, the Florida Jaycees voted him the most
outstanding boy; in 1949 the Junior Chamber of Commerce
gave him the Distinguished Service Award and also selected
him as one of the five outstanding young men in Florida.
While serving in the Legislature of Florida he was voted one
of the three most valuable members of the 1957 legislative
session. These are but examples of the recognition which has
come to him.

One of his greatest achievements was his marriage to the
former Johnnie Bennett of Marianna. This beautiful and
gracious lady has assisted and encouraged him during the
six years of their marriage. She is undoubtedly responsible,
to a certain extent, for his continued success. Certainly their
son, born in 1955, and their daughter, born in 1958, have been
sources of pride and joy to each of them.

Notwithstanding a lifetime of success, achievement and honor,
Doyle has remained unaffected, sincere and interested in his
fellow man. This is the mark of a big man.

With a background such as Doyle had and with the
qualities and abilities inherent within him, it is little wonder
that he was elected by his colleagues to serve as Speaker of
the 1957 House of Representatives. He was only 28 years old
when he served as Speaker, the youngest person ever to serve
in that capacity.

He led this House through one of the most difficult and
trying sessions of the State legislature and he did it with such
ease and tact that even those who disagreed with him on vari-
ous important issues, conceded that his was a good administra-
tion and that he had administered the rules of the House fairly
and equitably.

It is, therefore, with indescribable pride that I present to
you, so that you may again pay tribute to him, our humble,
sincere and talented immediate past Speaker, the Honorable
Doyle E. Conner of Bradford County.
At the conclusion of the foregoing remarks by Mr. Karl,
the Honorable Doyle E. Conner and members of his family
were presented and his portrait was unveiled.

The Chair then recognized the Honorable Mallory E. Home
of Leon County to speak of the Honorable Thos. D. Beasley,
Speaker of the 1947 House, as well as the newly elected
Speaker of the 1959 House.

Remarks by Mr. Home-
Lady and Gentlemen of the House, part of the rich and
intriguing history of Florida is being unfolded during this
brief ceremony this morning. The next portrait to be unveiled
is of one who richly deserves the distinction of participating,
to a major degree in the progress of our State. His entree into
Florida politics emanated from Barber County, Alabama, on
August 16th, 1904. As he views the faces of this 1959 Session
of the Florida House, I am sure that for a fleeting second his
mind beholds a panorama of the vast experiences enjoyed
here. His heart, because he has been such a warm friend to
those of us currently serving with him, will reflect the joy
of participating in such a tremendous undertaking with the
officials of state and those he represents so well. As his eyes
next view your faces as the gavel sounds sine die, he will be
accorded a place of distinction as being one of a few who
occupied the lofty rostrum of this House during two Sessions
thereof. His philosophy is epitomized, in my humble opinion,
by the living words of Theodore Roosevelt who said, "Far
better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs,
even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those



poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because
they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor de-
feat." In this moment of personal pride, I am challenged to
present the subject and the portrait by extending the strong
right arm of your Speaker, the Honorable Thos. D. Beasley of
Walton County, Florida, and say, Lady and Gentlemen of the
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At the conclusion of the foregoing remarks by Mr. Horne,
the Honorable Thos. D. Beasley and members of his family were
presented and his portrait was unveiled.
Remarks by Mr. Rowell-
And now I take great pleasure in presenting to you the
gentleman upon whom this committee relied so heavily in
carrying out its assignment.
Since the committee was called upon to make many technical
decisions, it was found desirable to seek expert assistance. I,
therefore, called Dr. James V. McDonough, Head of the Art
Department of Florida State University, and asked him to rec-
ommend someone to act as technical assistant to the com-
mittee. Dr. McDonough himself volunteered to serve as our
consultant, and I would like to emphasize that he has given
generously of his time and knowledge without any compensa-
tion other than the gratitude of this committee. His expert
advice and generous assistance were invaluable aids to us.
Dr. McDonough has been a member of the faculty of Florida
State University for nine years and Head of the Art Depart-
ment for the last three years.
He received an undergraduate degree in Architecture at
Princeton University, did graduate work at Harvard Fogg
Museum School, and received his Ph.D. in Art Criticism and
Archeology at Princeton University.

Dr. McDonough tells me that among his many activities he
devotes much time to saving and restoring rare old paintings
in the Southeast, but that his first love is collecting fine paint-
ings for the permanent collection at Florida State University.
For the year 1958, through friends and private donors in New
York, Dr. McDonough collected paintings with a total value
of $72,500 for the university, and has started the year 1959
with one painting worth $20,000. Until the day Florida State
University has a Fine Arts Gallery, these paintings may be
viewed in the University Library.
Among the many technical decisions confronting the Com-
mittee were formulating specifications for the portraits, select-
ing the artists, and choosing the proper frames and lighting.
Dr. McDonough cheerfully accepted the responsibility for mak-
ing recommendations to this committee on these and many
other matters. The ease with which he arrived at decisions for
these complicated problems is adequate testimony to his great
knowledge and ability in the field of art.
It has indeed been a pleasure to work with Dr. McDonough
and the committee is grateful for the opportunity of having
had this close association with him and acquiring from him
some slight knowledge of this fascinating subject in which he
specializes.
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present Dr. James V. Mc-
Donough, Head of the Art Department of Florida State Uni-
versity.
Remarks by Dr. McDonough-
Members of the House of Representatives, distinguished
guests and ladies and gentlemen.
Not only am I deeply honored with the priviledge of introduc-
ing the artists who painted the fourteen portraits on the walls
of this chamber, but also for the opportunity of working with
the Interim Committee responsible for their execution: the
Honorable E. C. Rowell, representative from Sumter County,
Chairman of the Committee, the Honorable Frederick B. Karl,
representative from Volusia County, and the Honorable C.
Welborn Daniel, representative from Lake County.
Perhaps the simplest way to explain my reaction to working
with these men is contained in the following. One year ago
last January, after one day and one half in deciding which
artists should do the portraits, I was asked how I enjoyed my
first experience working with politicians. My reply was that if
this was a sample of the way members of the Florida House of
Representatives and Senate tackled all the problems which
come before them, Florida had nothing to be worried about.
If all state art projects are conducted after the manner and
procedure of this committee we can be assured of an honest
effort toward good taste and high quality.



Will the artists please stand as their names are called.
Mrs. Martha Elliott from Panama City who painted the
portraits of the Honorable Richard H. Simpson, the Honorable
Thos. D. Beasley, the Honorable E. Clay Lewis.
Mrs. Betty Fielder Mitchell of Monticello who painted the
portraits of the late Honorable Cary A. Hardee, the Honorable
L. D. Edge, the Honorable Peter Tomasello, Jr., and the Hon-
orable George H. Wilder.
Mr. John W. Pratten of St. Augustine painted the portraits
of the Honorable Doyle E. Conner, the Honorable C. Farris
Bryant, and the Honorable Samuel W. Getzen.
And finally Mr. Hugh Walter of Pompano Beach who painted
the portraits of the Honorable Thomas E. (Ted) David, the
Honorable B. Elliott, the Honorable Evans Crary, and the
E-onorable Frank E. Jennings.
The Chair then recognized the present Speaker of the
House of Representatives, the Honorable Thos. D. Beasley,
who accepted the portraits on behalf of the House.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
Mr. Conner moved that a committee be appointed to inform
the Senate that the House was organized and ready to trans-
act business.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Conner of Brad-
ford, Stone of Escambia and Mathews of Duval as the com-
mittee to notify the Senate that the House of Representatives
was organized and ready to transact business. After a brief
absence the committee returned and reported that it had per-
formed the duty assigned it and was thereupon discharged.
Mr. Mann of Hillsborough moved that a committee be ap-
pointed to wait upon His Excellency, Governor LeRoy Collins,
and to notify him that the House was organized and ready
to transact business.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Mann of Hills-
borough, Griffin of Polk, and Peacock of Jackson as the com-
mittee which retired from the Chamber, and after a brief
absence returned and reported that it had performed the duty
assigned it and was thereupon discharged.
COMMUNICATIONS
April 7, 1959
Honorable Thomas D. Beasley,
Speaker, House of Representatives,
Capitol Building,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Mr. Speaker:
In accordance with the authority and direction of Section
9 of Article IV of the Florida Constitution, I desire to address
your Honorable Body, in joint session with the Senate, this
afternoon, April 7, convening at three o'clock.
Cordially and sincerely,
LeROY COLLINS
Governor.
A committee consisting of Senators Cross of the 32nd,
Dickinson of the 35th, and Adams of the 29th appeared at
the bar of the House and announced that the Senate was
organized and ready to transact business.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
By Mr. Conner of Bradford-
H. C. R. NO. I-A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PRO-
VIDING THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND
THE SENATE CONVENE IN JOINT SESSION IN THE
CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT
3:00 P. M., APRIL 7, 1959.



WHEREAS, His Excellency LeRoy Collins, Governor of
Florida, has expressed a desire to address the Legislature of



April 7, 1959



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Florida in Joint Session on this day, Tuseday, April 7, 1959, at
3:00 P. M.;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That the House of Representatives and the Senate convene
in Joint Session in the Chamber of the House of Represen-
tatives at 3:00 P. M. this day, Tuesday, April 7, 1959, for the
purpose of receiving the Governor's message.
was read the first time in full.
Mr. Conner of Bradford moved that the rules be waived
and House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be read a second time
in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was read a second time in full.
Mr. Conner of Bradford moved the adoption of the con-
current resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Concurrent Resolution
No. 1 was adopted and ordered certified to the Senate.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Conner of Bradford-
H. R. NO. 2-A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE
TEMPORARY RULES OF PROCEDURE, EMPLOYMENT,
AND POLICIES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
1. That the rules of procedure adopted by the 1957 House
of Representatives shall be the rules of this House until the
Committee on Rules & Calendar organizes, recommends per-
manent rules for this House and such recommendations are
adopted.
2. That no bills or resolutions except those affecting organi-
zation of the House shall be introduced until standing com-
mittees are appointed and organized and the chairmen thereof
announce, to the Speaker, that they are ready to transact
business.
3. That the Speaker appoint a Chaplain.
4. That each Member of the House of Representatives be
allowed to designate one competent attache for service at the
regular session of the House of Representatives of 1959, which
attache so designated shall be enrolled as an employee of the
House from April 7, 1959.
5. That the committee designated by the Speaker for the
selection of pages is hereby directed to employ a suitable num-
ber of pages who shall work under the direction of the Ser-
geant-at-Arms.
6. That it is the sense of this House that the number of
employees be kept as low as possible consistent with the efficient
performance of the clerical work of the House.
7. That committees be authorized to employ secretaries only
when approved by the Speaker.
8. That the Speaker is hereby authorized to employ, in
compliance with Section 16.44, Florida Statutes, a competent
indexer, and also one special assistant, each to serve under
the supervision of the Attorney General and to receive the
same compensation and remuneration as the other clerical
assistants in the House.
9. That a maximum of 2,500 copies of the Daily Journal
and a maximum of 550 copies of the Daily Calendar be ordered
printed each day.
10. That each Member of this House be allowed to mail a
maximum of 20 daily copies of the Journal.
11. That the Speaker is hereby authorized to instruct the
Committee on House Administration to procure stamps for the
use of the Members in transacting official business.



12. That the Committee on House Administration be di-
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13. That the Secretary of State be requested to furnish
to the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives for
the use of the Members, upon a requisition to be signed by
the Sergeant-at-Arms, such Statutes, general and special, as
may be requested by the Members. Each Member, at the time
of receiving any of said books, shall sign a receipt to the
Sergeant-at-Arms, and shall, by the end of the session, return
said books so received to the Sergeant-at-Arms to be returned
by the Sergeant-at-Arms to the Secretary of State.
14. That the Speaker be authorized to make adequate
provision for the accommodations of the legislative corre-
spondents of this session, including the employment of one
press attache.
-was read in full.
Mr. Conner moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 2 was
adopted.
By Mr. Mitchell of Leon-
H. R. NO. 3-A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR PRE-
SESSION PER DIEM AND TRAVEL FOR PRESESSION
BUSINESS FOR THE SPEAKER DESIGNATE OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND COMMITTEE CHAIR-
MEN REQUIRED TO BE PRESENT IN TALLAHASSEE
PRIOR TO THE OPENING OF THE 1959 SESSION IN CON-
NECTION WITH PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATIVE
PROBLEMS.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That regular per diem and travel allowances as
provided during the session of the legislature shall be paid to
the speaker designate of the 1959 session, and to the chairman
of the administrative committee, chairman of the personnel
committee and any other specially appointed members of the
legislature required to be present in Tallahassee prior to the
opening of the 1959 legislature in connection with the official
duties required by the House of Representatives.
Section 2. The comptroller is hereby directed to pay such
expenses upon properly executed vouchers as provided in Sec-
tion 112.061(1) and (4) (a), Florida Statutes.

-was read in full.
Mr. Mitchell of Leon moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 3 was
adopted.
By Mr. Mitchell of Leon-
H. R. NO. 4-A RESOLUTION PRESCRIBING A PAY
SCALE OF OFFICERS AND ATTACHES INCLUDING IN-
DEXERS FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; AND
PROVIDING MILEAGE FOR MEMBERS.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That the pay of the officers and attaches of the
house of representatives in the 1959 session of the Florida legis-
lature shall be as follows:
(1) Personal and Committee Secretaries ..........$12.00 per day
PBX Operators ............................................. 12.00 "
Postm aster ---..................................................... 12.00 "
Information Clerk ............................................ 12.00 "
Machine Operators .--.......--.................................. 12.00 "
Typists ............................................................. 12.00 "
Verifiers ......................................................... 12.00 "
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms (3) ...--............... 12.00 "
Doorman and Night Watchman .................. 10.00 "
Clerks ................................................................. 10.00 "
M essengers ..................................................... 8.00 "
Pages ......--......--...................................................... 6.00 "
Typewriter Repairman .................................. 12.00 "



Chaplain-----------------12.00
Indexers ............................................................ 12.00 .
Custodian .......................................................... 12.00
Reading Clerks ---------------............................... 12.00 "
Press Attache .................................................. 12.00











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(2) That the salaries of supervisors, professional or skilled
employees shall be set by the chairman of the administration
committee, chairman of the personnel committee and the
speaker of the house of representatives at a rate not to exceed
sixteen dollars ($16.00) per day.
Section 2. That all attaches including indexers of the house
of representatives shall be entitled to and receive additional
compensation for additional services they perform both before
and after the 1959 session of the legislature upon their names
and amounts therefore being certified to the comptroller by
the chairman of the administration committee, chairman of
the personnel committee and the speaker of the house of rep-
resentatives.
Section 3. That each member of the house of representa-
tives shall receive payment for mileage between their homes
and the seat of government for nine (9) round trips during
the 1959 session of the legislature as provided by section 11.13,
Florida Statutes, irrespective of the number of trips actually
traveled.
-was read in full.
Mr. Mitchell of Leon moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 4 was
adopted.

By Mr. Mitchell of Leon-
H. R. NO. 5-A RESOLUTION NAMING THE HONORABLE
3ERNIE C. PAPY DEAN OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENT-
ATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; DESIGNATING
THE ROOM KNOWN AS THE OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF
THE HOUSE AS HIS OFFICE.
WHEREAS, on the seventh day of April, 1959, another
milestone in the long and illustrious public career of BERNIE
C. PAPY was erected, and,

WHEREAS, this senior member of the House has repre-
sented the people of Monroe County long and faithfully in
this august body, and

WHEREAS, he has fulfilled his office with distinction, having
been elected as a house member thirteen terms since begin-
ning with his first term in 1935 and has served continuously
since that time, and

WHEREAS, by his constant devotion to duty he has merited
and won the respect and admiration of his fellow members
of the House, and

WHEREAS, BERNIE C. PAPY has been an unselfish servant
of the people of his county, has been an outstanding citizen
and a devoted civic leader in Monroe County; and
WHEREAS, it is just and fitting that recognition be given
to his long service in this House, NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That BERNIE C. PAPY is hereby declared to be Dean of
the House of Representatives of the State of Florida.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Room 41, which is known
as the Office of the Dean of the House, be assigned to the use
of BERNIE C. PAPY.

-was read in full.
Mr. Mitchell of Leon moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 5 was
adopted.

Mr. Mitchell of Leon moved that a committee be appointed
to escort the Honorable Bernie C. Papy, Dean of the House, to
the rostrum.

The motion was agreed to.



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Papy, Dean of the House, to the rostrum where he was pre-
sented to the Membership.
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Tallahassee, Florida
April 7, 1959
Hon. Thomas D. Beasley
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has adopted-
By Mr. Conner of Bradford-
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1-A CONCUR-
RENT RESOLUTION PROVIDING THAT THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE CONVENE IN
JOINT SESSION IN THE CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES AT 3:00 P. M., APRIL 7, 1959.
WHEREAS, His Excellency LeRoy Collins, Governor of Flor-
ida, has expressed a desire to address the Legislature of Florida
in Joint Session on this day, Tuesday, April 7, 1959, at 3:00
P.M.;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That the House of Representatives and the Senate convene
in Joint Session in the Chamber of the House of Representatives
at 3:00 P. M. this day, Tuesday, April 7, 1959, for the purpose
of receiving the Governor's message.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 1, contained in the
above message, was ordered enrolled.

Mr. Conner moved that the House stand adjourned to re-
convene at 3:00 P. M. today.

The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 1:27 P. M., the House stood
adjourned until 3:00 P. M. today.

AFTERNOON SESSION
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 3:00 P. M.

The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded
present:



Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson



Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Home
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann



Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell
Ryan



Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith. S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Mitchell of Leon,
Peeples of Glades, Usina of St. Johns, and McAlpin of Hamil-
ton as the committee which escorted the Honorable Bernie C.



A quorum present.
Excused: Messrs. Chaires and Sweeny.



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The Speaker announced that he had appointed the Reverend
Danney Morris, Associate Pastor of Trinity Methodist Church,
of Tallahassee as Chaplain of the 1959 House of Repre-
sentatives.
JOINT SESSION
The Members of the Senate, escorted by the Sergeant-at-
Arms of the Senate and the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House,
appeared at the bar of the House and were awarded seats.
Thereupon, the Honorable Dewey M. Johnson, President of
the Senate, took the Chair.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IN THE CHAIR.
The roll of the House of Representatives was called and the
following Members answered to their names:



Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson



Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann



Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. 0.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell
Ryan



Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith. S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



A quorum of the House of Representatives present.
The roll of the Members of the Senate was called and the
following Senators answered to their names:
Mr. President Clarke Gresham Pope
Adams Connor Hair Price
Beall Cross Hodges Rawls
Belser Davis Houghton Ripley
Boyd Dickinson Johns Stenstrom
Brackin Eaton Kelly Stratton
Branch Edwards Kicliter Sutton
Bronson Gautier Knight Tedder
Carlton Getzen Melton
Carraway Gibbons Pearce
A quorum of the Senate present.
The President of the Senate declared a quorum of the Joint
Session of the Florida Legislature present.
The following prayer was offered by the Chaplain of the
House, the Reverend Danney Morris:
"0 God, Father of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and Father of
us all; we have set our hearts and hands to a heavy task.
Surely, Thou wilt not cause us to walk alone; but by Thy side.
"As we move into the weighty matters which confront us in
these days, we pray for sanctified imaginations. Help the
Governor and his Cabinet, and the members of the House and
Senate to know what Thou wouldst have them do.
"We pray that they may be instruments, not impediments,
in the purpose and plan which is Thine. Amen."
Senator Rawls of the 4th District moved that a committee
be appointed to notify His Excellency, Governor LeRoy Collins,
that the Joint Session of the Legislature was assembled and
ready to receive his message.

The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the President of the Senate appointed Senators
Rawls of the 4th, Connor of the 9th, and Messrs. Griffin of



April 7, 1959



Osceola, Arrington of Gadsden, and Markham of Okeechobee,
who retired to perform their mission.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
Mr. Mann of Hillsborough moved that a committee be ap-
pointed to escort the Honorable James S. Moody, Circuit Judge
of the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida and former Member
of the House, to the rostrum to receive an award.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Mann, Whitaker,
and Liles of Hillsborough, and Senator Gibbons of the 34th
as the committee which escorted Judge Moody to the rostrum.
On behalf of the St. Petersburg Times, the Speaker presented
a plaque to Judge Moody, who was selected to receive this
award by a poll of legislative correspondents and editors of
Florida newspapers on the basis of his outstanding service
to the State of Florida as a member of the 1957 House of
Representatives, and for his personal and public integrity.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IN THE CHAIR.
Senator Stenstrom of the 37th District moved that a com-
mittee be appointed to escort Senator Verle A. Pope of the 31st
District to the rostrum to receive an award.
Thereupon, the President appointed Senators Stenstrom of
the 37th, Boyd of the 23rd, Gautier of the 28th, and Messrs.
Usina and Craig of St. Johns as the committee which escorted
Senator Pope to the rostrum.
On behalf of the St. Petersburg Times, the President pre-
sented a plaque to Senator Pope who was selected to receive
this award by a poll of legislative correspondents and editors
of Florida newspapers on the basis of his outstanding service
to the State of Florida as a Member of the 1957 Florida Senate,
and for his personal and public integrity.
The committee appointed to wait upon the Governor re-
appeared at the bar of the Joint Session escorting His Excel-
lency, LeRoy Collins, Governor of Florida, accompanied by
the Honorable R. A. Gray, Secretary of State; the Honorable
Richard W. Ervin, Attorney General; the Honorable Ray E.
Green, Comptroller; the Honorable J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer;
the Honorable Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture;
and the Honorable Thomas D. Bailey, Superintendent of Public
Instruction, constituting the Cabinet of the State of Florida,
together with Chief Justice Glenn Terrell, Justice Elwyn
Thomas, Justice T. Frank Hobson, Justice B. K. Roberts, Jus-
tice E. Harris Drew, Justice Campbell Thornal, and Justice
Stephen C. O'Connell, constituting the Supreme Court of
Florida, and the Honorable Wallace S. Sturgis, the Honorable
John T. Wiggington, and the Honorable Donald K. Carroll,
Judges of the First District Court of Appeal, who were there-
upon awarded seats of honor.
Senator Carraway of the 8th District moved that a committee
be appointed to escort Mrs. LeRoy Collins, Florida's First Lady,
to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the President appointed Senators Carraway of
the 8th, Ripley of the 18th, and Messrs. Home of Leon, Roberts
of Palm Beach, and Askew of Escambia as the committee
which escorted Mrs. Collins to the rostrum where she was
presented to the Joint Session of the Florida Legislature.
The President of the Senate then presented the Governor,
who delivered the following message:
GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE
INTRODUCTION
Mr. President Johnson, Mr. Speaker Beasley, distinguished
members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Florida Legislature, Honored Justices of the Supreme Court,
distinguished Cabinet officials, ladies and gentlemen:

WELCOME AND APPRECIATION
Welcome once again to Tallahassee.



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to you, Mr. Speaker, for the courtesies you have extended to
me during the days preparatory to the convening of this
session.
I acknowledge also a special debt to all of those in State
government with whom I have worked.
UNIQUE POSITION
The privilege I enjoy today is unprecedented in Florida's
history. No other Governor has ever addressed three consecu-
tive biennial legislative sessions. But so many unprecedented
things are happening in our state that this fact deserves scant
attention.
GROWTH AND CHANGE
Never have events moved so rapidly in Florida as in the past
four years.
Our economy has had to withstand the impact of our worst
winter in memory, combined with a national recession.
Florida-once a predominately rural society-has taken its
place prominently among America's urban states, with seven
out of 10 Floridians living in cities.
We lead all major states in population growth percentage-
wise, and just this year moved from 13th to 12th place, passing
Missouri.
Our agriculture has become industrialized and diversified,
so that we stand fourth in the nation in per-capita farm
income.
Florida is the greatest tourist destination in the world, with
its appeal firmly stabilized on a year-around basis.
We have added substantial industrial support to our econ-
omy, and now lead the nation in manufacturing employment
gains.
We have the highest per-capita income of any southeastern
state, and our increase in per-capita income is greater than
any state in America.
HOW WE COMPARE
Because Florida has a late legislative session, I have been
able to review the messages of many other governors. And, as
chairman of the National Governors' Conference, I have also
had the rich opportunity to listen to governors from around
the nation talk about their problems.
It has been a sobering experience to learn of the difficulties
which beset so many of our sister states and which Florida
has been spared.
Many states are plagued by serious unemployment, out-
migration of industries, heavy losses of population and yawning
gaps between current expenses and anticipated revenues.
Governors of these states seem to find only two courses open.
Either they must abandon their dreams for adequate state
services, as one governor put it, and drastically slash existing
programs; or, as in the case of 28 states, governors have advo-
cated substantial increases in taxation.
In Florida, fortunately, we are not faced with either bitter
extremity. We are a state on the rising crest of prosperity with
no decline in sight.
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
Of paramount importance among Florida's needs is the mod-
ernization of our constitution.
With the approval of your presiding officers, this subject
will be dealt with in a special message I shall deliver Thursday
along with Justice Stephen O'Connell of the Florida Supreme
Court, who will discuss the recommendations of the Judicial
Council for a revised Article V.
FINANCES



Paramount among our difficulties is the financial problem
caused by the rapidly increasing federal budget and preemption
by the United States of tax fields generally regarded as the
normal domain of the states.



April 7, 1959



of these proposed appropriations. Also, I shall recommend some
undertakings not covered which will require additional ex-
penditures. Then, I shall review our financial position in the
light of these adjustments and recommend measures which
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COST OF GOVERNMENT
Of the $2 billion in taxes paid by Florida citizens last year,
$1.3 billion went to the United States, $.5 billion to the State
and $.2 billion to local governments.
Put another way, the United States got 65 cents of every
tax dollar paid in Florida. The State collected only 25 cents
and local governments, 10 cents.
Five cents of the State's 25 cents were paid by tourists who
visited us. And of the remaining 20 cents, nearly 12 cents
were utilized in financing local needs.
Thus, out of every tax dollar collected in Florida, only 8
cents were paid by Floridians for what they normally regard
as State functions and services.
THE STATE'S POSITION
We have been unable to finance all of the appropriations
approved by the 1957 Legislature. While revenues have in-
creased considerably over the previous biennium, the total
receipts will be much less than estimated.
The difference between actual and anticipated revenues
is principally the result of four developments: the nation's
slow recovery from recession, a severe winter, the invalidation
of the first year's increases in the intangible tax and failure
by a wide margin of the sales tax revisions to produce the
amounts expected.
We have maintained a balanced budget through prudent
action by the Budget Commission in holding expenditures
within available funds.
The State has not spent a dollar that was not appropriated
by law. The State has not spent a dollar without assurance of
supporting revenue. There has been no "overspending."
The Legislature gave us a program to execute. Some parts
of it we asked for and some we did not. Funds became inade-
quate to do the whole job. The program necessarily was trim-
med to come within the State's means with priority upon needs.
It would have been possible to cut this program still further
and accumulate a reserve fund. But, the Budget Commission
members feel it was our duty to carry out the program ap-
proved by the Legislature to the extent possible.
Had we abandoned the development of our institutional
building program had we unnecessarily curtailed needed
services having substantial funds on hand we would have
been guilty of a do-nothing attitude. That is just not our
complexion.

Although $83 million in appropriations were withheld, serv-
ices and building programs have been the largest in the state's
history. We have, indeed, progressed extremely well.

Again we are faced with the need for some increase in
spending by the State, due to continuing population growth,
increases in the prices of services and goods and the need for
higher standards and improved services.

STATE EXPENDITURES
The Budget Commission has recommended expenditures
totaling $689 million for operations and for buildings. Add to
this the 1957 continuing appropriation of $36 million from
the sales tax for distribution to the counties for schools, and
the total requirements from the general fund are $725 million.

The Budget Director has estimated that general revenue
income from existing tax sources, including perquisite adjust-
ments, will be $729 million.

The surplus of estimated funds available over recommended
appropriations is, therefore, $3.9 million.
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Investment of Public Funds
The 1957 Legislature at my request placed upon the State
Board of Administration additional responsibilities of investing
various State funds.
Money once regarded as idle has been put to work. Our
investment schedules have been rearranged to produce higher
yields. These efforts have added $432,500 to our annual State
income.
I recommend that our investment practices be further im-
proved by extending authority to invest in the highest three
categories of corporate stocks in which banks are permitted
by law to invest. This will enable us to improve our income
substantially without sacrificing adequate security.
I also recommend a new comprehensive act providing for
the escheat of unclaimed property to the State.
Much study has been made in this field by Attorney General
Ervin and Comptroller Green, along with committees of the
state bankers association. A sound escheat law will injure
no one unreasonably and result in substantial revenue for
the state.
County Ad Valorem Taxes
The property ad valorem tax has been reserved exclusively to
local government. While the law requires assessments at a full
cash value, there has been widespread variance within and
between counties with resulting discrimination and favoritism.
The ability of local units to support necessary local services
has become seriously impaired, with more and more demands
being made upon the State to finance local needs.
Substantial improvements have been made in many counties
in the past two years. The county assessors responsible deserve
strong praise.
One difficulty has been the lack of clear-cut criteria for
use by all assessors in determining "full cash value." This has
been largely clarified through the recent preparation of a
new tax manual by a committee of assessors, the Comptroller
and the Department of Public Administration of Florida State
University.

The Comptroller and Budget Commission are now given by
law broad supervisory powers over local assessments, but the
Comptroller has been unable effectively to implement these
powers because of insufficient staff due to limited appropria-
tions.
I recommend first that the Comptroller's office be provided
adequate staff assistance for this purpose.
I recommend further that you provide authority and re-
sponsibility for millage reductions to be enforced when a
county makes a broad-scale revaluation of its property with
resulting extremely large increases in overall total value.
I believe these two steps, along with other work we have
been able to do in cooperation with the assessors, will enable
us to get a creditable statewide job done.

EDUCATION
Public Schools
Twelve years ago, with adoption of the Minimum Foundation
Program-since followed by many other states-Florida devel-
oped a public school educational plan which has made it
possible for our state now to rank high in the nation.
Florida has been cited as improving more then any other
state in America in the type and quality of education offerings,
in school administration and in school financing designed to
meet the expanding needs of a growing state.
By providing pay raises ranging from $500 to $1,100, the
Legislature has placed our teachers among the better paid
in the nation.



Moving into 1959, we are faced with still greater education
needs. Our mushrooming population brings 70,000 new students
each year into our schools. Superintendent Bailey reports that
we need 7,000 new teachers each year and 2,000 new class-
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The Interim Committee on Education, under the chairman-
ship of Senator Edwards, did an outstanding job in assessing
Florida's educational program. I concur in most of its recom-
mendations, but with a few I disagree.
Its recommendation that the summer enrichment program
be sharply curtailed, I think, overlooks the fact -which has
gained national recognition that this program is largely
responsible for our state's outstanding record in the prevention
of juvenile delinquency. We are the only state where the
juvenile delinquency rate declines in the summer.
This becomes increasingly important, too, with a society
that not only tolerates but encourages obscene films and
books, along with a steady diet of television programs which
keep our children under continuing instruction in every con-
ceivable technique of crime, and brings to them sordid in-
fluences for decadence and moral degeneracy.
Nor do I think we should limit our adult education program
strictly to those working toward high school diplomas, as
suggested. To do so would overlook the importance of preparing
our own people to get jobs made possible by our new industrial
growth.
To give just three examples, the electronics industries in
Pinellas County, the new shoe factory in Chipley and the
thermometer plant in Leesburg decided to locate in Florida
only after having been assured that an adult vocational edu-
cation program was available to equip local citizens with
specialized skills needed in these industries.
But, with the interim committee, I do not favor adult edu-
cation courses that are frivolous and predominately recrea-
tional. Adult education programs should aim primarily at
increasing those competencies of adults that will be of lasting
important value. They should not serve as a means for provid-
ing transient recreation, no matter how pleasing.
I do not agree with the recommendation that the State
underwrite bank loans for college students. I think it would
be a bad precedent for State government to guarantee private
bank loans for any purpose.
And, finally, if you should follow the committee's advice
regarding fingerprinting of all school personnel, I recommend
that the same requirement be imposed upon all State and
county officials and employees from the Governor on down.
Junior Colleges
In these past four years, we have established six new com-
munity junior college areas, bringing to 10 the total number.
These institutions are now providing nearly 10,000 students
with their first two years of college training.
Four new junior college areas have been proposed, embrac-
ing Dade, Broward, Brevard, St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River
and Okeechobee Counties, and I recommend that you provide
the necessary State support to bring these junior colleges into
being. I cannot express too highly my pride in this program,
which is opening the door of opportunity to so many of our
young people who otherwise would be by-passed.
University System
While improving quality and providing for sound growth at
existing universities, we have begun work on the new Univer-
sity of South Florida, scheduled to receive students a year
from this fall. Further, we have serious planning underway
for the new institution at Boca Raton.
It is absolutely vital that we push ahead on these new in-
stitutions with careful speed if we are to accommodate the
tripled college enrollment we know we can expect within the
next 12 years. To attempt to meet this need---and provide
quality education simply by letting our existing institutions
burgeon into monsters is unsound both economically and
Chancellorship



The other members of your State Board of Education join
me in supporting the recommendation of the Board of Control
that you create the position of chancellor for the university
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Board of Control should have authority for allocation of
current operating funds among the institutions.
The recommendation for a chancellorship is not new. It was
urged by the statewide Citizens Committee on Education which
developed the Minimum Foundation Program back in 1947.
It was strongly urged in the 1956 report of the Council for the
Study of Higher Education in Florida. It is further recom-
mended by the current Interim Committee on Education.
I urgently hope the Legislature will not longer deny this
reform.
Educational Television
As one highly effective means for providing both quality and
quantity instruction at less cost, we have been carrying out
the legislative mandate to create a statewide educational
television network.
With inititial planning carefully completed and a sound start
on construction begun, we are now in position to push forward
with the network so that it will interconnect our universities
with junior colleges and public schools from one end of the
state to the other.
Already the Florida project has attracted attention, praise
and envy throughout the nation, and I strongly urge you to
provide for its completion, and not halt it in its tracks with its
benefits limited to only a few counties.
Library Services
Our State Library has made more progress in the past four
years than in any similar period since its establishment in
1927. The number of counties provided with bookmobile
service has quadrupled.
Still, less than a third of our rural population has access
to any library service. Forty-one Florida counties yet do not
afford their citizens any rural library facilities.
I recommend the legislation, endorsed by the Florida Library
Association and the State Library Board, that will provide
more adequate rural library services and simultaneously sup-
port an improved level of services for urban areas. This will
remedy a present lack of progress that is unbecoming our state.
Education's Challenge
In these next two months, the people of Florida, through
you their elected representatives, will make a lasting decision
as to whether education in Florida will continue to go forward,
or whether it will go downward. There is no treading water
in this business.
Public education in America is the primary and essential
ingredient of our freedoms. As we face the opportunities of
this age and the developing threats to our survival, we cannot
as a nation rely upon an intellectual elite. The breadth and
depth of education preparation must be within the reach of
all, because it is upon all we must depend.
STATE INSTITUTIONS
The most significant advance in recent years in the man-
agement of our State institutions was the action of the last
Legislature creating logical institutional groupings as divisions
and providing orderly administration.
Previously, each institution was directly under the Board of
Commissioners of State Institutions and was responsible for its
own planning and operation. Now, the directors of each divi-
sion and their supporting staffs have been able to achieve
adequate coordination, proper standards and long-range state-
wide planning.
Division of Corrections
The prison population has been increasing at an explosive
rate, while our prison plant over many years has been woe-
fully neglected.
The new Division of Corrections undertook to remedy not
only deficiencies of the past but also to plan and move to
meet future needs.
The old concept of custodial care of inmates has been re-
placed by a rehabilitation program including much-improved



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ment promises a progressive reduction in cost and hospitaliza-
tion requirements.
I recommend, as I did two years ago, that the Tuberculosis
Board be abolished and its functions reconstituted as the Divi-



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A new minimum-security institution has been established at
Avon Park under a lease arrangement worked out with the
federal government.
A businesslike prison industries program has been started,
with graded and labeled products being offered to other insti-
tutions and governmental units on a sound cost-saving basis.
Where inmates once sat idly while prison facilities rotted
down around them, they now are occupied in a program of
prison maintenance and repair.
All inmates are now receiving adequate medical care and a
proper diet.
By creating a reception and diagnostic center, the escape
rate has been cut by more than half and transfer of minimum-
security inmates to road camps has been facilitated.
Raiford has presented the most difficulties. The Legislature
appropriated enough funds two years ago to rebuild this plant
almost from the ground up. Because of the engineering plan-
ning required, it was over a year before we were ready to ad-
vertise for bids.
Meantime, our revenue position was placed in jeopardy and
we had to hold back.
Since then we have proceeded with emergency measures to
expand housing throughout the system and we have sought to
develop a sound program of construction with the use of prison
labor. We have been unable to get this underway, however.
The urgency of this need is so great that later in this mes-
sage I shall recommend important emergency action.
Division of Child Training Schools
In the field of child delinquency as well as mental retarda-
tion, the quality of the State's services and the standards of
administration have been consistently raised.
The urgent need for space continues to be dominant. The
new School for Boys at Okeechobee and the Sunland Training
Center at Lee County, both opening within a year, will afford
significant relief. I urge support of Budget Commission recom-
mendations to expand these institutions.
Division of Mental Hospitals
Our three mental hospitals are now providing care and treat-
ment for approximately 9,000 patients. To meet increasing
needs, the new Northeast Florida State Hospital at Macclenny
will open later this year.
While our program of mental health facilities is now for the
first time regarded as adequate for immediate requirements,
there is an urgent need to provide psychiatric services for
children and aged citizens.
Studies made by the Interim Committee on Mental Health
under the chairmanship of Senator Cross and Representative
Chesterfield Smith-and surveys of the State Board of Health
have established the immediate need for a new facility for
emotionally disturbed children.
I fully concur in the recommendation that you provide for
the construction of a 50-bed child psychiatric center on the
grounds of the South Florida State Hospital.
One of every four patients of our State mental hospitals is
over 65 years of age. Many of these could be cared for as well,
and more happily and economically, in private foster homes.
I recommend that you authorize a trial demonstration of
foster-home mental care to determine the expense as well as
quality of service which can be expected from a broader pro-
gram in this field.

Tuberculosis Hospitals
The ultimate conquest of tuberculosis is in sight. The com-
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sion of Tuberculosis Control under the Board of Commissioners
of State Institutions.
We may very soon be able to release one of the four tuber-
culosis hospitals for use in another program.
I recommend that you authorize the transfer of one of these
hospitals, when no longer required for its present purpose, for
use by the Division of Mental Hospitals or the Division of
Child Training Schools.
ALCOHOLIC REHABILITATION CENTER
The alcoholic rehabilitation center at Avon Park is proving
itself in service. The out-patient clinics also are performing
satisfactorily.
I renew my recommendation of two years ago that the
earmarking of funds to support this program be discontinued
and that future needs be provided by appropriations from
general revenue. The funds, now earmarked, will thus accrue
to general revenue, along with a present surplus of over
$700,000.
RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
The Board of Control has recommended transfer of re-
sponsibility for the operation of the Ringling Museum of Art
to the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions, and I
concur.
STATE CAPITOL
The central portion of the State Capitol has long since passed
its life expectancy and deteriorated to such an extent that
engineers advise its attempted substantial rehabilitation would
be unsound. The State, therefore, will soon be confronted with
the necessity of either completely rebuilding this section or
developing a new Capitol structure.
My feeling is that the former course will prove wise and
that we can retain the beauty of the old east portico with
completely new and adequate interior facilities and a new
dome.
But this is a decision no Governor should make. I recognize,
too, that the State's current financial position prevents imme-
diate work toward this end.
I recommend, therefore, that you provide for the designation
by the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions of a
statewide committee of 15 citizens charged with the duty of
advising the board and the Legislature in this matter. It
would be expected that the committee would receive from
architects competitive proposals.

ARTS COMMISSION
Florida needs an advisory authority primarily concerned
with the use of high standards of artistic knowledge in the
development and improvement of its public buildings and
other facilities. Other states with far less cultural advantages
have outstripped us in this field.
I recommend that you authorize the Board of commissioners
of State Institutions to name such a group, and that modest
financial support be provided.
HEALTH AND WELFARE
I commend the report of the Citizens Medical Committee on
Health. Without increasing State appropriations, this com-
mittee's recommendations will afford a unique opportunity of
broadening the hospital service program for the indigent to
include chronic illnesses and out-patient care. Provision is
also made for nursing home care and the demonstration foster-
home mental care previously mentioned.
NATUROPATHY
The law enacted in the 1957 session regulating the practice
of naturopathy was found unconstitutional because of an
unreasonable classification of one category of practitioners.
I recommend adoption of corrective legislation abolishing
the State Board of Naturopathic Examiners and prohibiting
future licensing of naturopaths.
DEVELOPMENT
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four years ago, we have been able to conduct a business-like,
carefully planned campaign to promote Florida all sections
of Florida throughout the Western Hemisphere.
We have been determined that Florida be sold honestly.
Armed with new legislation, our Real Estate Commission has
been curbing those promoters who would make false claims to
prospective property owners. And the Hotel and Restaurant
Commission has also been cracking down on misleading
advertising.
INDUSTRY
Florida's industrial gains have been fantastic and the
subject of national excitement.
In the past four years, we have gained 20,000 new business
establishments, representing 300,000 new jobs, with almost a
doubling of annual payrolls.
Secretary of State Gray called to my attention just the
other day that the records of his office show Florida to rank
third in the nation in total new businesses. During the single
month of March, just ended, there were 1,352 new incorpo-
rations.
In the past three years alone-since our industrial promo-
tion efforts really got underway in full force-there have been
2,000 new major industrial plants and expansions developed
here, which are responsible for more than 80,000 new jobs.
And the location of these new major industrial expansions are
distributed among 65 of our 67 counties.
LABOR-MANAGEMENT
This has been a period of relative labor-management har-
mony, due in no small part to the quiet but extremely effective
work of the new Mediation and Conciliation Service the Legis-
lature authorized two years ago.
One of the essentials of a continuation of good labor-man-
agement climate is the prevention of the infiltration of gang-
sters and racketeers who prey upon labor and management
alike.
BUSINESS AGENTS REGISTRATION
I recommend the strengthening of our regulation of union
business agents by setting higher qualification standards and
by transferring the functions of the Business Agents Licensing
Board, now composed of three members of the Cabinet, to the
Industrial Commission.

UNION FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
I also recommend legislation requiring a reporting and ac-
countability of the finances of every labor union doing busi-
ness in Florida. The great majority of our unions, which are
honestly operated, have nothing to fear from such disclosures,
which will more effectively close the door of Florida to those
shady, discredited union officials who cannot stand the spot-
light of public scrutiny of their financial dealings.
STRIKES AGAINST GOVERNMENT
I further recommend legislation to prevent government em-
ployees-State, county or municipal-from striking, or belong-
ing to unions which assert the right to strike, against govern-
ment. The people's government, essential to their health,
welfare and progress, must be secure against strikes. This is
a sound goal for organized labor as well as other citizens.
VOTING TIME
As Florida becomes more industrialized, it will be increas-
ingly important that workers be assured of an opportunity to
exercise their right to vote.

I urge you to enact legislation enabling employees to get
time off from work without loss of pay in order to go to the
polls.

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION INSURANCE



Last year, some $31 million in unemployment compensation
were paid in Florida to 150,000 persons. However, this did not
span the gap between jobs for some 56,000 persons who re-
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This was because Florida still is at the bottom of the list
of all the states, both as to total amount of benefits and
duration.
There is a strong movement to set federal minimum stand-
ards requiring total benefits three times as great as now apply
in Florida.
I recommend our law be amended to provide benefits equal
to 50 per cent of the average weekly wage of the covered
worker up to 26 weeks.
NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENT
With the establishment of the Florida Nuclear Development
Commission, we moved ahead of all other states in taking ad-
vantage of this new power.
The broad, well-coordinated research program in our State
universities has won Florida national prominence.
Also, we have successfully encouraged nuclear industries
to locate here.
I urge continued support of these programs, which offer
dependable promise of high returns in further progress.
AGRICULTURE
Florida's total agricultural production this past season hit
a new high of $717 million.
Paralleling this has been an increase in individual farm
worker productivity. Four years ago, a Florida farmer produced
enough food and fiber for himself and 18 others. Today, he
produces for himself and 23 others.
Citrus, our Number One agricultural commodity, recovered
remarkably from abnormal freezes and still managed to pro-
duce seven out of every 10 citrus fruits harvested in America.
Largely because of sound promotion work of the Citrus
Commission, Citrus Mutual and other agencies, the house-
wives of America have been convinced they should get "Florida"
citrus. The magic key to our recent citrus success has been
the stimulation of consumer demand.

STATE VEGETABLE COMMISSION
I feel we should learn from this the enormous potential
for the development of nationwide consumer demand for
"Florida" vegetables.
I recommend that you authorize an interim study of the
feasibility of creating a State Vegetable Commission with
powers similar to the State Citrus Commission.
SCREWWORM ERADICATION
I know you share my great pride in the successful operation
of our joint federal-state program to eliminate the screwworm.
This has been one of the most dramatic and successful opera-
tions ever undertaken in agriculture, and we can now safely
estimate a $10-million annual savings to our Florida livestock
producers. Also, our wild game has benefited enormously.
MIGRANT FAMILIES
No one who saw it, as I did, could ever forget the squalor
in which families of migrant workers existed in South Florida
during the 1957-58 freezes.
I recommend your support of the well-developed program
of migratory labor reforms recommended by the interagency
committee headed by Representative Roberts of Palm Beach
County.
COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL PLANNING AND ZONING
Since so much of our urban growth has spilled over beyond
municipal boundaries, I recommend a uniform enabling act,
permitting the voluntary establishment of planning boards,
with general zoning authority to deal with problems of urban
development outside city limits.
URBAN RENEWAL AND SLUM CLEARANCE



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cated among road board districts according to the percentage
of the state's total needs which exists in each district.
Our most urgent responsibility is to bring up to proper
standards those highways forming a system of statewide im-
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advantage as possible of federal assistance to urban renewal
and slum clearance, including minimum housing codes.
WATER ACCESS AND TRAFFIC SAFETY
An estimated $250 million are spent annually on recreational
boating in Florida. We need boat safety controls and more
water-access facilities.
Outstanding progress has been made in this field by the
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission and the Road
Department, with leadership from a special interagency com-
mittee.
As occurred many years ago in respect to automobiles and
highways, some regulation in the public interest can best
assure the safety of our thousands of boating enthusiasts and
maximum utilization and enjoyment of our waters.
A new federal boating law will soon become operative if
we fail to act at the State level. We should keep this control
at home.
I recommend that you approve the new State licensing and
regulatory act prepared by the Committee on Water Access
and Water Traffic Safety.
CROSS-FLORIDA BARGE CANAL
A recent U. S. Corps of Engineers survey of the feasibility
of the Cross-Florida Barge Canal has shown a favorable bene-
fit-to-cost ratio for the project. Other studies concerning the
impact of the bargeway on Florida's future have indicated a
very great potential for sound water management and for
business development.
I have heretofore endorsed this project and urged construc-
tion. I recommend your approval also through an appropriate
resolution.
ST. AUGUSTINE RESTORATION
No state can trace its origins so far back into antiquity as
Florida, and this is best symbolized in St. Augustine, the oldest
permanent American city.
Last year, I called upon the Florida Board of Parks and
Historic Memorials to prepare a plan for the systematic restor-
ation of St. Augustine. I urge your support of its recommen-
dations for the accomplishment of this objective through the
establishment and financing of the St. Augustine Historical
Restoration and Preservation Commission.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
To better accommodate our people in their work and recrea-
tion and to enable us to take fullest advantage of our sunshine
I recommend that you provide for statewide adjustment to
daylight saving time on the same basis followed by other
states where this program is in effect.
HIGHWAYS
The importance of good roads in Florida cannot be over-
emphasized. They are essential to our day-to-day business and
pleasure. They encourage industrial expansion and agricul-
tural prosperity.
REVIEW OF PROGRESS
Since this administration began in 1955, the Road Depart-
ment has let contracts totaling $361.8 million. These soon will
exceed the total for all of the previous 40-year history of the
department.
There were 333 miles of multi-laned highways in our state
in 1955. Now, there are 800 miles completed or under con-
struction, and the total will reach 1,200 miles by the end of
1960.

Throughout Florida's primary system, and in the develop-
ment of the tremendous interstate program, we have concen-
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RIGHTS-OF-WAY ACQUISITION
We cannot develop a statewide highway network, with as-
sured coordination and continuity, while the burden of acquir-
ing primary rights-of-way rests upon the counties with their
varying financial capacities.
I recommend that the Road Department be made responsible
for such rights-of-way acquisition and be placed in a position
to pay the cost through revenue from the fifth and sixth cents
of the gasoline tax which is surplus to existing and future
bond requirements.
Basically, this involves only the repeal of existing statutes
which give counties control of these funds which, incidentally,
many regard as being in violation of constitutional provisions.
Under the constitution, this 80-per-cent surplus would have
to be spent in the county to which it accrues, and of course,
the 20-per-cent surplus would still go directly to the counties.
No change in this is proposed.
I also recommend that all the revenue from the seventh
cent of the present gasoline tax be earmarked for secondary
roads, instead of the present 80 per cent. This would require
very little change in the law, since the present procedure
making the secondary program a joint effort between the
counties and the State Road Department could be continued.
"The formula for distribution of the seventh cent among the
counties also should be changed-once again with the objec-
tive of allocating all available money in more direct relation-
ship to actual needs. I recommend this seventh-cent allocation
be on the basis of where collected.
The recommendations already mentioned will, I believe,
achieve a reasonable balance in most counties. I cite the report
made to the Legislative Council by its Select Committee on
Roads in 1954, which stated that, over a 20-year period there-
after, revenue from the seventh-cent and 20 per cent of the
fifth- and sixth-cent surplus "should be ample to build a good
secondary road system."

EIGHTH-CENT PERMISSIVE AUTHORITY
Streets in our urban areas present an additional urgent
problem. Because it is not a problem which exists with equal
severity in all communities, I recommend a general law grant-
ing permissive authority to boards of county commissioners
to levy an eighth-cent gasoline tax or, in the event the need
is not locally recognized as countywide, permitting the govern-
ing bodies of municipalities to exercise this authority within
their limits.
Deposit Reduction
There are also numerous ways in which our condemnation
laws can be amended to check needless spiraling of rights-of-
way costs without, at the same time, denying property owners
proper protection and compensation. These recommendations
are largely the outgrowth of a study by a special committee
which I appointed and which served with great competence
under the chairmanship of Representative Mathews of Duval
County.
Specifically, I will mention only the recommendation that
the required deposit of 200 per cent in taking proceedings
be reduced to 100 per cent of the appraised value.
ROAD DEPARTMENT REORGANIZATION
I recommend the law be amended to provide for a Road
Board of five members appointed from existing districts, plus
a chairman appointed from the state at large. The present
scope of the Road Department's activities makes it impossible
for one man to serve effectively both as active administrative
head of this agency and as representative of a district.
ADVERTISING REGULATIONS



In response to public demand for regulation of advertising
adjacent to highways, the Congress has provided a bonus of
one-half of 1 per cent of the federal share payable on
any interstate project, for states complying with national
standards.
I recommend authority for the State Road Board to adopt
rules and regulations permitting Florida to comply.



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Previously, I have advocated removal of Florida's peace
officers from the outmoded fee system, and in the last session
great progress was made in this direction.
I strongly recommend that in this session we complete the
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URBAN EXPRESSWAYS
Urban expressways are being developed in our major cities.
The Jacksonville Expressway, which was rescued from finan-
cial exhaustion, when completed by the end of this adminis-
tration will give that city 45 miles of the most modern ex-
pressway system in the country.
It has set a pattern for expressway development through
local and State cooperation which I feel is outstanding and
commendable.
Sunshine State Parkway
One of our finest accomplishments is the Miami-to-Fort
Pierce turnpike, and it is regrettable that lack of vision and
confidence in Florida's future prevented its timely legislative
authorization to extend the full length of Florida.
It has been a financial success from the beginning, and is
now more than three years ahead of its amortization schedule.
At the earliest time that required financial feasibility can be
established, we will extend the turnpike to the Orlando area.
TRAFFIC SAFETY
Four years ago the mileage death rate on Florida's streets
and highways was 7.2 deaths for every 100 million miles of
travel. Today, that death rate is down to 5.9.
This, I believe, is primarily due to the increase we have
made in the strength and efficiency of the Florida Highway
Patrol, fixing a maximum speed limit, providing driver educa-
tion in our schools and improving the driver reexamination
program.
However, we should take no consolation in our lowered death
rate, for the total number of fatalities has risen over this
span from 995 a year to 1,134.
Senator Eaton and his interim committee and State Treas-
urer Larson and his advisory committee have done splendid
work in this field. I concur in their recommendations to in-
crease our Highway Patrol, improve further the driver training
program, provide a point system for driver license revocation,
strengthen the law against drunk driving, transfer the driver
license restoration functions from the Parole Commission to
the Department of Public Safety and provide for local appli-
cation for driver licenses issued by the Department of Public
Safety during the driver's birth month.
I regard the most important of these recommendations to
be that of setting up a point-system license-suspension pro-
gram. In every state where outstanding progress has been
made, the most credit is given to a rigid system for suspending
and revoking drivers' licenses. It is hard to understand, but
nevertheless true, that most drivers are far more concerned
about losing their licenses than their lives.
MERIT SYSTEM
Nearly 12,000 of the 18,000 eligible State employees are now
under the State Merit System, which I think has been clearly
demonstrated to be one of the finest improvements in State
government in recent history. Here are just two examples
pointing up how well this program is working:
The Motor Vehicle Department, in past years the "dumping
ground" for political patronage, is handling more than twice
the volume of applications it did 10 years ago, and with 58
fewer employees.
In the State Road Department, since the merit system
began, the turnover rate has been reduced 50 per cent. Private
industry estimates it costs from $600 to $800 to train a new
employee. Undoubtedly, a higher degree of competency has
resulted from the stabilization of our State work force.

I urge you to provide for the adequate continued operation
of this system.
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BOMBINGS
In Miami and Jacksonville, we were victims of bombings of
public places which shocked the entire country last year.
Criminal acts of this nature not only invade personal and
property rights of those directly injured, they trample under
foot the freedom and security of American justice; and the
guilty hoodlums are the common enemy of all.
The concentrated effort of all our law enforcement agencies
has been brought to bear to head off any further dynamiting.
To enable us better to cope with this danger, I recommend
that you broaden our criminal laws to apply to all persons and
property, and further make threats and false reports concern-
ing bombings criminal offenses.
ANTI-BOLITA CAMPAIGN
With most of our sheriffs lending splendid cooperation, we
have carried on a statewide campaign, coordinated by the
Sheriffs' Bureau, to rid Florida of the bolita scourge. Almost
all reports indicate these unlawful operations are now at
a relatively low incidence. But we will not let up until the job
is completed.
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
Every Florida Governor has had to come face-to-face with
the grim responsibility of signing death warrants. This act
is a clear executive duty required by law, and that alone
makes it possible for me to comply.
I recommend that you change this law and abolish capital
punishment.

I have accumulated a vast amount of information which
supports the logic of this step and which will be made
available to your committees.
Punishment for crime never can be justified as society's
revenge. The only possible justification for taking a life as
a penalty for crime would be its deterrent effect upon others.
But capital punishment does not deter. This is universally
agreed upon by criminologists. It is easily provable by experi-
ence worldwide, in the nation and in this state.

I do not seek to deal softly with those who commit heinous
crimes. In fact, I recommend that as a substitute you require
by law that, under the same conditions capital punishment is
now provided a mandatory life sentence be imposed, subject
to no clemency or relief for 25 years save upon proof of actual
innocence. This would give trial juries assurance that severe
penalties could not be offset by early release under pardon
or parole action.
The prospect of facing such a severe penalty without hope
of relief would, for many, be a far worse prospect than death
itself.

We should take Florida out of this barbaric business of
State killing. Only God can give human life. Man should not
take it away.

INTEGRITY IN GOVERNMENT
It is axiomatic that "you cannot legislate morals." It is true
also that an evil man is unlikely to be made good by
a law. Our basic dependence for honesty in government must
be placed in the moral fiber of the individuals who serve in
positions of public trust and responsibility.

There are ways, however, that integrity in government can
be promoted and aided by law. This has become more and
more true as the complexity of government has grown in recent
years.

Exhaustive studies in many states led to laws setting out
standards of ethical conduct for public officials and employees.
Generally, these laws guard against conflicts of private and
public interest and provide protection against the use of
public influence for private benefit. I have found no state
which has proceeded in this field where, in retrospect, those
concerned have not warmly praised the effort.



I recommend such a statute for Florida.



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ECONOMIES
In looking for ways to save tax funds, the most critical
need is for carefully planned economies where cutbacks will
not result in serious crippling of services needed in the public
interest. I have read with great interest and approval similar
expressions from members of your appropriations committees.
Here are some steps I suggest which will produce substantial
savings and in no way impair essential services. Doubtless
you have others to propose, and I encourage you to come for-
ward with them.
CENTRAL PURCHASING
Florida is one of only three states without an effective state-
wide central purchasing system. Purchasing on a sound econo-
mical basis is as essential to efficient State government as
auditing or accounting or keeping secure the funds of the
State. It is a highly specialized field requiring the utmost
in competency and fidelity.
Under the 1957 law, basic authority was vested in the mem-
bers of the Cabinet, and they were authorized to develop a
staff under an executive secretary. Printing was excluded.
Some progress has been accomplished under this measure,
but by no means do we have a broad centralized purchasing
program which compares in results achieved with those deve-
loped in almost all other states.
I recently called to the Capitol a group of leaders in this
field from throughout the nation to study our situation and
recommend how we could best improve it.
As a result of these studies and recommendations, I urge
substantial remodeling of our purchasing law to accomplish
these basic objectives: (1) include printing, (2) provide an
executive director with broad powers, (3) grant to the com-
mission authority over all purchasing by all departments and
institutions with express rule-making power for necessary dele-
gation of authority and the fixing of standards and (4) include
authority for the handling of State surplus property.
With the authority expanded in this manner, it also will be
necessary that appropriations be increased to permit the en-
gagement of an adequate staff.
The members of the Cabinet, who would continue the exer-
cise of ultimate authority, join me in making this recommenda-
tion. They agree that, with the law expanded in this manner, a
new administration will be developed for this service with an
all-out effort on the part of all to make it achieve the highest
degree of success possible.
I do not hold out to you what dollars-and-cents saving will
come from such a new system, because this will depend upon
many factors in the actual administration of the program. But
it can be safely said that other states with more efficient pur-
chasing systems than we now have are buying commodities
at average prices substantially less than our State is paying.

I also should make it clear that a good central purchasing
system cannot be developed overnight. With the new law we
are seeking, the system still must grow with careful planning
and the cooperation of many people.
BUS DRIVERS
In the current biennium, Florida will spend $7 million in
salaries for its more than 2,500 school bus drivers, all of whom
are adults.
In North Carolina, for 10 years or more the school busses
have been driven by carefully screened and trained high school
students who are paid only nominal compensation. The system
has proved exceptionally efficient and economical.
Such a system in Florida will result in a saving of between
$5.5 and $6 million during the next biennium and at the same
time assure a high standard of safety and service.
I recommend that you provide for such a program.
SCHOOL SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM



During the fiscal year 1957-1958, the 67 counties paid $870,000
for fire and extended insurance coverage. The total of losses
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I recommend that you provide for a compulsory program of
insuring public school buildings and property, for fire and
extended coverage, in the State Fire Insurance Fund.
We can thus provide an adequate program of protection and
at the same time effect an estimated total saving of $400,000
a year.
AUDIT FOLLOW-UP
There is presently no effective authority for following up
critical post-audits with specific action to recover from default-
ing officials or employees.
We have initiated the practice in the Governor's office of
calling for an explanation and restoration in every such case.
Much improvement has resulted, but I urge you to provide
definite plans for State and county-level follow-up, with spe-
cific responsibility and authority for aggressive action to re-
cover shortages.
CLOSING TAX LOOPHOLES
Our present limited sales tax applies to alcoholic and malt
beverages, except when "sold for consumption off the premises
of the licensee." Of the 16,000 licenses in our state, 12,000, or
75 per cent, permit sales for consumption both on and off the
premises.
In the case of these licensees, it obviously is impossible for
the Comptroller to determine how much consumption actually
occurred on or off the premises.
This loophole is too tempting and too big, and I concur in
the Comptroller's recommendation that it be closed.
In addition to the difficulties involved in administering this
tax, the present exemption is patently arbitrary and unrelated
to the public welfare.
The elimination of the off-premises exemption should add
approximately $17 million to our biennial general revenue, a
large portion of which will come from more effective enforce-
ment of taxes now imposed but evaded.
Our sales tax law also includes the exemption of purchases
of tangible personal property by private contractors on gov-
ernmental or public works contracts.
This exemption applies whether the contractor is employed
by the federal government, the State, county or municipality.
This too has been a fruitful source of evasion and consequent
heavy losses.
The Comptroller also advises that only one other state now
exempts such purchases by contractors, and I concur in his
recommendation that this exemption be removed. This action
should add more than $16 million to our biennial general
revenue.

GOVERNMENTAL REORGANIZATION
AGRICULTURAL SERVICES
At the last session, with concurrence of our Commissioner
of Agriculture, I recommended a study of the State's agricul-
tural services, with a view toward producing a sound realign-
ment of services and improving efficiency.
This task was assigned to a Committee on Agricultural
Services with members from the Legislature, industry and
education.
Under the chairmanship of Senator Adams, it has performed
one of the finest jobs I have ever seen accomplished by an
interim committee.
Among the sweeping reforms recommended are the abolish-
ment of the State Plant Board, the Livestock Board and the
Agricultural Marketing Board, and a consolidation of such
functions in the Department of Agriculture.



The committee recommends that many non-agricultural
duties be transferred from the department, including a pro-
posed constitutional change which would abolish the Commis-
sioner's responsibility for supervision of the the State prison
and land records.
Commissioner Mayor has cooperated in a most significant



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We can then proceed to advertise for bids immediately. The
contracting procedures to be followed will be standard, except
that special provision will be made for the use by the con-
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way in organizing and assisting in this work, and he has pub-
licly stated his approval of these recommendations.
I feel confident that, with these reforms, Florida agriculture
will make great gains, and I endorse the final recommendations
of the committee.
MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES
As problems and services connected with movement of motor
vehicles on our highways have multiplied, various responsibili-
ties have been scattered throughout numerous State agencies.
For example, title-registration and tag-issuance, financial
responsibility, driver-licensing, restoration of licenses and
weights and measurements are in five different agencies.
I recommend that you provide for an interim study of Motor
Vehicle Services, along the lines of the Agricultural Services
Committee, to assist the 1961 Legislature in devising ways to
centralize these services and reduce costs and needless dupli-
cation of effort.
CONSUMER COMMISSION
Few industries or professions are without adequate repre-
sentation before our legislative and administrative officials
and boards. But there is no formal representation of the
consuming public, as such.
There are many areas in which the consuming public defi-
nitely needs the assistance of competent staff or legal help-
such as legislation dealing with small loans, automobile fi-
nancing, trading stamps, consumer frauds, real estate promo-
tions, or hearings before the Railroad and Public Utilities
Commission and the Insurance Department in rate-making
proceedings.
I recommend establishment of a Florida Consumer Commis-
sion to provide such continuing representation and voice for
the consuming public. The Cabinet also joins in this recom-
mendation.
MILK COMMISSION
The Milk Commission was reconstituted in 1957, and subse-
quently removed retail price controls with resulting substantial
savings to the consuming public. I am proud, indeed, of the
vigorous efforts of this commission to see that this law oper-
ated in the broad public interest and not the selfish interest
of a few.
Producer price controls have been retained, but despite this
protection to them, producers have voted themselves out from
under the jurisdiction of the commission in three out of seven
marketing areas and which account for about 50 per cent of
the milk volume in the state.
When the plan of milk price fixing developed during the
big depression years, many states put controls into effect.
Recently, however, there has been a steady reduction of states
having price control laws from 30 to 12.
I renew my recommendation that the Milk Commission be
abolished as of September 1 with appropriate assignment to
other agencies of its health-protecting functions.

EMERGENCY PRISON CONSTRUCTION
Difficulties the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions
and the Division of Corrections have encountered in seeking
to set in motion a workable plan for the construction of the
new prison plant at Raiford with prison labor-along with the
urgent necessity that such work be no longer delayed-prompt
me to make the following recommendation for emergency
action, which is fully concurred in by all Cabinet members.

We specially request that you proceed as promptly as possible
with the enactment of one or both of the measures heretofore
recommended for closing sales tax loopholes, thus assuring
additional revenue accruals, and that you authorize contract-
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appropriate adjustments in costs, thus assuring beneficial work
for inmates, and economies.
FINANCIAL RECAPITULATION
I have proposed to you in this message my recommendations
for services and programs which will require appropriations
from the general fund of $15.4 million over the Budget Com-
mission's recommendations.
I have also recommended to you specific items of possible
savings and the closing of tax loopholes which total $41 million
- and this figure does not take into account the savings that
will accrue from the beneficial results of the recommended new
central purchasing law. This is in addition to the approxi-
mately $4 million balance shown by Budget Commission rec-
ommendations.
If this program is approved, the balance of estimated funds
available over recommended appropriations then will become
$29.5 million.
This margin I feel will amply provide for: (1) the possibility
that actual revenues may be less than estimated and (2) the
material strengthening of the cash position of the general fund.
RACE RELATIONS
As Governor, I have faced grave responsibilities since the
desegregation decision of the United States Supreme Court in
the Brown case back in 1954.
To help guide us in charting a course to meet the problems
and responsibilities arising from the court decision, in the
spring of 1956, in joint action with the Cabinet I called together
a group of Florida's finest citizens and ablest lawyers, who since
have come to be known as the Fabisinski Commission.
These men with great skill and deep devotion to the state
prepared a series of proposed laws, which they felt represented
the best legal tools that could be fashioned to secure for our
state and its individual counties the utmost freedom of local
choice.
They warned in clear and unmistakable terms that drastic,
defiant measures would aggravate and harm our position rather
than aid it.
During the summer of 1956, I convened a special session of
the Legislature to consider the commission's recommendations.
The Legislature and I together accepted the course outlined,
and every bill recommended was passed.
Since that time no statement made by the commission has
proved to be false no conclusion to be unsound.
To the contrary, pitfalls the commission warned against, and
which we then avoided, have since ensnared some southern
states in countless difficulties.
In Florida, we have stayed on the Fabisinski Commission
course. Our public schools have maintained an increasingly
high level of work throughout this period of stress, while those
of other states have faltered.
On the Fabisinski Commission course, we have had no closed
schools.
We have had no riots.
We have had no disorders reflecting discredit to our state.
There has been no stagnation of business.
We have kept the peace and, of more importance, we have
maintained our dignity, our honor and our self-respect.
The key legislation of the Fabisinski Commission course has
been our pupil placement act. It has been challenged and
found by the courts to be constitutional.
As was made perfectly clear at the time of passage, this
legislation requires local school boards to provide for the
admission of qualified Negro students only when they meet
the standards set by the act as applied under local conditions.



The Fabisinski Commission firmly holds that the proper ap-
plication of the pupil placement law is still the surest and best
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phrase, "A public office is a public trust."

As public officials, indeed we are trustees. We do not have
in our charge only the physical and material assets of the
people.



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coerce integration upon any community where it would be
contrary to the public interest.
Under our pupil placement law no desegregation has taken
place in any public school, although the school board in one
county has understandably decided to admit four Negro chil-
dren this September.
And since the order of a federal court here, two Negro
students have been attending, without incident, graduate
schools at the University of Florida.
I urge you calmly and reasonably to compare what has
happened here in Florida with the record elsewhere. Would
you honestly be willing to trade our state's position for that
of any other state?
The people of Florida want to open schools-not close
them. They want better schools not weaker ones. They want
law and order--not lawlessness and disorder. They want
continued economic progress -not business stagnation.
I stand foursquare with them in all these aspirations. Surely
you must also.
The Fabisinski Commission recommends that we stay on the
same course we have been following. That is what plain
common sense tells me also that we should do. I so hope
you will concur.
Certainly, you have it within your power to take the state
off this course and down other trails leading nobody knows
where. I implore you not to do this, and I am confident I
speak the sentiment of a great majority of our people.
Understand that if you should do this you must bear the
responsibility for the consequences. You may thereby destroy
the plan of action heretofore so carefully developed by the
Fabisinski Commission and upon which we have thus far
stood with conspicuous success.
One final word about this. Neither you nor I know all
the answers. We all have our limitations. But whatever our
failures may be we can have vision of better things to come
as long as we have public schools.
I urge you never, never, never set up any plan or device
by which our public schools can be closed. When you put a
padlock on a school you padlock minds-the minds of chil-
dren. Our children are in a very real sense a part of us.
But more than this they are our whole hope for the future.
CONCLUSION
I have been a member of or working with Florida Legis-
latures for almost 25 years, and I cannot recall a Legislature
which has worked harder in advance of a session than this one.
The newspapers called the legislative program I recom-
mended in 1955 not a two-year program but a four-year
program. Well, together we accomplished two-thirds of it.
The program I recommended in the 1957 session was even
more inclusive, and together we accomplished three-fourths
of that.
By no means have we always agreed. By no means is our
record without failure. Our record of accomplishment together
is all the more remarkable, I think, because we have respected
each other's independence.
You are no captive Legislature. I am no captive Governor.
But if we have as our common objective the state's best wel-
fare, we are bound to work closely together.
I am going into this session assuming you are here to enact
a program of legislation in which all the people of Florida can
take pride, and which will be a monument to your own vision
and competence.
I am eager to help make this an historic session one that
will merit the strongest praise, one we will all look back upon
and of it proudly say, "I was there."
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Of far greater importance, as trustees we hold the faith-
the hopes-and the aspirations of the people for clean, good
and worthwhile things in life.
How we discharge this responsibility, how we perform the
duties of this trusteeship will be felt beyond these walls and
beyond these times.
Florida is in the eyes of the nation as no state has been in
America's history. We are being keenly watched to see if we
measure up to our promise, and this session will in large
measure supply the answer.
The program I have placed before you is not just the Gov-
ernor's program. As you recognized, I am sure, much of it has
been developed by you as individuals, and by various interim
committees. So, in a very real sense, this is our program.
But, most important of all, it is a program for the people
of Florida.
It calls for the best within us all. No one can give more
than that, and the people have a right to expect of us no less.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IN THE CHAIR.
The committee consisting of Senators Rawls and Connor,
and Messrs. Griffin of Osceola, Arrington of Gadsden, and
Usina of St. Johns then escorted the Governor from the ros-
trum and from the House Chamber, followed by members of
the Cabinet, the Supreme Court Justices, and the Judges of
the First District Court of Appeal.
Senator Davis of the 10th District moved that the Joint
Session dissolve and the Senate resume its session in the
Senate Chamber.
The motion was agreed to, and the Senators retired to
the Senate Chamber.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:50 P. M.
The roll was taken and the following Members were record-



Eldredge
Pagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann



Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell
Ryan



Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith. S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W
Wise



A quorum present.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
standing committees:
1959 HOUSE COMMITTEES
GROUP I
ATOMIC ENERGY (10)
Peavy, Otis R., Chairman; Miner, Charles E., Vice Chairman;
Barron, Dempsey J., Inman, Jack C., Jones, O. W., Liles, Woodie
A., Marshburn, Frank, Peacock, J. Troy, Roberts, Emmett S.,
Turlington, Ralph D.
BANKS & LOANS (19)
Hathaway, John M., Chairman; Ayers, John L., Vice Chair-
man; Chaires, Hal; Costin, Cecil G., Jr.; Griffin, B. H., Jr.;



April 7, 1959



Griffin, J. J., Jr.; Kimbrough, Morrison; Lancaster, H. E.;
Markham, W. Allen; McAlpin, J. W.; Papy, Bernie C.; O'Neill,
William G.; Peeples, Joe H., Jr.; Roberts, C. A.; Roberts,
Houston W.; Rowell, E. C.; Sheppard, Walter O.; Stewart,
Charles D.; Westberry, Harry.
EDUCATION-HIGHER LEARNING (19)
Mann, Robert T., Chairman; Mitchell, Richard 0., Vice
Chairman; Allsworth, Emerson; Anderson, George H.; Beck,
James N.; Blank, Ralph J., Jr.; Chiles, Lawton M., Jr.; Cleve-
land, Mack N., Jr.; Craig, A. H.; Eldredge, David C.; Fagan,
Osee R.; Frederick, Gordon V.; Fuqua, Don; Harris, William
E.; Hollahan, George L.; Smith, Rupert Jasen; Stallings,
George B., Jr.; Vocelle, L. B.; Wadsworth, W. L.
EDUCATION-PUBLIC SCHOOLS (21)
Shipp, John S., Jr., Chairman; Karl, Frederick B., Vice Chair-
man; Askins, T. H.; Crews, John J., Jr.; Cunningham, Ralph
E., Jr.; Daniel, C. Welborn; Drummond, A. P.; Edmondson,
George M.; Herrell, W. C.; Johnson, Beth; Knowles, Robert E.;
Mathews, John E., Jr.; Mattox, Ray; Mitchell, Sam; Ryan, A.
J., Jr.; Saunders, S. D.; Shaffer, B. E.; Stone, George; Strick-
land, Allison R.; Whitaker, Tom, Jr.; Williams, G. W.
GROUP II
COUNTY GOVERNMENT (12)
Costin, Cecil G., Jr., Chairman; Whitaker, Tom, Jr., Vice
Chairman; Cunningham, Ralph E., Jr.; Hosford, R. L.; Miner,
Charles E.; O'Neill, William G.; Pruitt, James H.; Reedy, W. H.;
Scott, W. R.; Shaffer, B. E.; Stallings, George B., Jr.; Wads-
worth, W. L.
MOTOR VEHICLES & CARRIERS (15)
Beck, James N., Chairman; Harris, William E., Vice Chair-
man; Ayers, John L.; Barron, Dempsey J.; Boyd, Wilbur H.;
Pagan, Osee R.; Hathaway, John M.; Kimbrough, Morrison;
Peavy, Otis R.; Roberts, Houston W.; Rowell, E. C.; Russ,
Bobby; Russell, James T.; Westberry, Harry; Williams, B. D.
OIL, PHOSPHATE & MINERALS
Mattox, Ray, Chairman; Hatcher, R. O., Jr., Vice Chairman;
Askins, T. H.; Blank, Ralph J., Jr.; Carney, Thomas M.;
Craig, A. H.; Daniel, C. Welborn; Edmondson, George M.;
Williams, G. W.
STATE INSTITUTIONS (13)
Arrington, C. Fred, Chairman; Allsworth, Emerson, Vice
Chairman; Askew, Reubin O'D.; Boylston, William S.; Chiles,
Lawton M., Jr.; Crews, John J., Jr.; Fuqua, Don; McClain,
Joe A.; Peacock, J. Troy; Roberts, C. A.; Smith, S. C.; Usina,
F. Charles; Wise, James H.
GROUP III
APPROPRIATIONS (21)
Herrell, W. C., Chairman; Lancaster, H. E., Vice Chairman;
Anderson, George H.; Costin, Cecil G., Jr.; Frederick, Gordon
V.; Griffin, B. H., Jr.; Griffin, J. J., Jr.; Horne, Mallory E.;
Inman, Jack C.; Karl, Frederick B.; Liles, Woodie A.; Mark-
ham, W. Allen; Marshburn, Frank; Roberts, Emmett S.;
Saunders, S. D.; Sheppard, Walter O.; Shipp, John S., Jr.;
Smith, S. C.; Stone, George; Turlington, Ralph D.; Vocelle,
L. B.
FINANCE & TAXATION (21)
Sweeny, James H., Jr., Chairman; Livingston, Howard, Vice
Chairman; Arrington, C. Fred; Chaires, Hal; Chappell, William
V., Jr.; Cleveland, Mack N., Jr.; Drummond, A. P.; Inman,
W. M.; Johnson, Beth; Jones, O. W.; Mann, Robert T.;
Mathews, John E., Jr.; McAlpin, J. W.; Mitchell, Sam; Papy,
Bernie C.; Peeples, Joe H., Jr.; Ryan, A. J., Jr.; Stewart,
CharlsesD.; Strickland, Allison R.; Usina, F. Charles; Walker,

GROUP IV
CLAIMS (13)
Smith, S. C., Chairman; Askew, Reubin O'D., Vice Chair-
man; Boyd, Wilbur H.; Boylston, William S.; Crews, John J..
Jr.; Edmondson, George M.; Griffin, J. J., Jr.; Hollahan, George
L., Jr.; Miner, Charles E.; Peavy, Otis R.; Pruitt, James H.;
Scott, W. R.; Shaffer, B. E.
PUBLIC WELFARE (15)



Rowell, E. C., Chairman; Reedy, W. H., Vice Chairman;
Ayers, John L.; Beck, James N.; Eldredge, David C.; Puqua,



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ed present:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson














Don; Hatcher, R. O., Jr.; Knowles, Robert E.; Mattox, Ray;
Nash, Oliver; O'Neill, William G.; Roberts, C. A.; Roberts,
Houston W.; Stallings, George B., Jr.; Wise, James H.
STATUTORY REVISION (9)
Smith, Rupert Jasen, Chairman; Carney, Thomas M., Vice
Chairman; Blank, Ralph J., Jr.; Cunningham, Ralph E., Jr.;
Fagan, Osee R.; Harris, William E.; McClain, Joe A.; Russell,
James T.; Whitaker, Tom, Jr.
GROUP V
CITRUS (13)
Williams, G. W., Chairman; Griffin, B. H., Jr.; Vice Chair-
man; Ayers, John L.; Chiles, Lawton M., Jr.; Conner, Doyle
E.; Daniel, C. Welborn; Johnson, Beth; Karl, Frederick B.;
Knowles, Robert E.; Scott, W. R.; Shaffer, B. E.; Smith, Rupert
Jasen; Smith, S. C.; Joe McClain.
COMMERCE & RECIPROCAL TRADE (6)
Roberts, Emmett S., Chairman; Fuqua, Don, Vice Chairman;
Beck, James N.; Stone, George; Westberry, Harry; Williams,
B. D.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS (21)
Home, Mallory E., Chairman; Blank, Ralph J., Jr., Vice
Chairman; Askew, Reubin O'D.; Boylston, William S.; Carney,
Thomas M.; Cleveland, Mack N., Jr.; Chappell, William V.,
Jr.; Costin, Cecil G., Jr.; Crews, John J., Jr.; Cunningham,
Ralph E., Jr.; Drummond, A. P.; Fagan, Osee R.; Hathaway,
John M.; Livingston, Howard; Mann, Robert T.; Mathews,
John E., Jr.; Mattox, Ray; McClain, Joe A.; Sheppard, Walter
O.; Stewart, Charles D.; Wadsworth, W. L.
INSURANCE (15)
Griffin, J. J., Jr., Chairman; Barron, Dempsey J., Vice Chair-
man; Anderson, George; Arrington, C. Fred; Boyd, Wilbur H.;
Craig, A. H.; Hollahan, George L., Jr.; Jones, O. W.; Mitchell,
Richard O.; Peavy, Otis R.; Pruitt, James H.; Russell, James
T.; Ryan, A. J., Jr.; Stallings, George B., Jr.; Turlington,
Ralph D.
LABOR (9)
Williams, B. D., Chairman; Eldredge, David C., Vice Chair-
man; Askins, T. H.; Frederick, Gordon V.; Herrell, W. C.;
Sweeny, James H., Jr.; Westberry, Harry; Whitaker, Tom, Jr.;
Wise, James H.
PUBLIC LANDS & PARKS (9)
Walker, James L., Chairman; Edmondson, George M., Vice
Chairman; Markham, W. Allen; Miner, Charles E.; Nash,
Oliver; Papy, Bernie C.; Russ, Bobby; Shipp, John S., Jr.;
Strickland, Allison R.
STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS (9)
Saunders, S. D., Chairman: Kimbrough, Morrison, Vice
Chairman; Allsworth, Emerson; Hatcher, R. O., Jr.; McAlpin,
J. W.; Peacock, J. Troy; Reedy, W. H.; Roberts, C. A.; Rowell,
E. C.
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION (11)
Vocelle, L. B., Chairman; Inman, Jack C., Vice Chairman;
Harris, William E.; Hosford, R. L.; Inman, W. M.; Liles, Woodie
A.; Marshburn, Frank; Mitchell, Sam; O'Neill, Wm. G.;
Peeples, Joe H., Jr.
GROUP VI
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT (9)
Roberts, C. A., Chairman; Shaffer, B. E., Vice Chairman;
Ayers, John L.; Boyd, Wilbur H.; Boylston, William S.; Carney,
Thomas M.; Markham, W. Allen; Roberts, Emmett S.; Walker,
James. L.
JUDICIARY B. (15)
Mathews, John E., Jr. Chairman; Wadsworth, W. L., Vice
Chairman; Allsworth, Emerson; Askew, Reubin O'D.; Cleve-
land, Mack N., Jr.; Crews, John J., Jr.; Cunningham, Ralph E.,
Jr.; Harris, William E.; Home, Mallory E.; Karl, Frederick B.;
Knowles, Robert E.; Livingston, Howard; Mattox, Ray;
Mitchell, Richard O.; Whitaker, Tom, Jr.
JUDICIARY D. (7)



"Frederick, Gordon V., Chairman; McClain, Joe A., Vice
Chairman; Inman, Jack C.; O'Neill, William G.; Sheppard,
Walter O.; Smith, Rupert Jasen; Stallings, George B., Jr.



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MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS (9)
Hollahan, George L., Jr., Chairman; Craig, A. H., Vice Chair-
man; Drummond, A. P.; Hatcher, R. O., Jr.; Herrell, W. C.;
Lancaster, H. E.; Nash, Oliver; Turlington, Ralph D.; Vocelle,
L. B.
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT (9)
Daniel, C. Welborn, Chairman; Liles, Woodie A., Vice Chair-
man; Edmondson, George M.; Griffin, B. H., Jr.; Inman, W.
M.; Miner, Charles E.; Ryan, A. J., Jr.; Stewart, Charles D.;
Scott, W. R.
PUBLIC ROADS & HIGHWAYS (21)
Papy, Bernie C., Chairman; Fagan, Osee R., Vice Chairman;
Barron, Dempsey J.; Beck, James N.; Blank, Ralph J., Jr.;
Chaires, Hal; Chappell, William V., Jr.; Costin, Cecil G., Jr.;

Eldredge, David C.; Hosford, R. L.; Jones, O. W.; Mann,
Robert T.; Mitchell, Sam; Peacock, J. Troy; Peeples, Joe H.,
Jr.; Pruitt, James H.; Rowell, E. C.; Saunders, S. D.; Strick-
land, Allison R.; Williams, B. D.; Wise, James H.
PUBLIC UTILITIES (17)
Sheppard, Walter O., Chairman; Chiles, Lawton M., Jr.,
Vice Chairman; Anderson, George H.; Arrington, C. Fred;
Askins, T. H.; Conner, Doyle E.; Hathaway, John M.; Home,
Mallory E.; Johnson, Beth; Kimbrough, Morrison; Marshburn,
Frank; Peavy, Otis R.; Roberts, Houston W.; Russ, Bobby;
Russell, James T.; Sweeny, James H., Jr.; Williams, G. W.

GROUP VII
EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS (9)
Kimbrough, Morrison, Chairman; Craig, A. H., Vice-Chair-
man; Anderson, George H.; Boyd, Wilbur H.; Hatcher, R. O.,
Jr.; Liles, Woodie A.; Mann, Robert T.; Roberts, Emmett S.;
Shaffer, B. E.
AGRICULTURE (9)
Inman, W. M., Chairman; Markham, W. Allen, Vice-Chair-
man; Ayers, John L.; Conner, Doyle E.; Edmondson, George
M.; Fagan, Osee R.; Marshburn, Frank; Rowell, E. C.; Stone,
George.
CENSUS & APPORTIONMENT (9)
Peacock, J. Troy, Chairman; Beck, James N., Vice-Chairman;
Eldredge, David C.; Fuqua, Don; Griffin, J. J., Jr.; Hosford,
R. L.; Inman, Jack C.; Russell, James T.; Williams, G. W.

ELECTIONS (12)
Cleveland, Mack N., Jr., Chairman; Pruitt, James H., Vice-
Chairman; Allsworth, Emerson; Askew, Reubin O'D.; Boylston,
William S.; Cunningham, Ralph E., Jr.; Miner, Charles E.;
Reedy, W. H.; Saunders, Sam; Smith, S. C.; Stallings, George
B., Jr.; Vocelle. L. B.

GOVERNMENTAL REORGANIZATION (9)
Crews, John J., Jr., Chairman; Johnson, Beth, Vice-Chair-
man; Griffin, Ben Hill, Jr.; Hollahan, George L., Jr.; Home,
Mallory E.; Jones, 0. W.; Shipp, John S., Jr.; Smith, Rupert
Jasen; Turlington, Ralph D.

JUDICIARY A (17)
Chappell, William V., Jr., Chairman; Drummond, A. P.,
Vice Chairman; Blank, Ralph J., Jr.; Carney, Thomas M.;
Chiles, Lawton M.; Jr.; Daniel, C. Welborn; Frederick, Gordon
V.; Hathaway, John M.; Karl, Frederick B.; Knowles, Robert
E.; Livingston, Howard; Mathews, John E., Jr.; McClain, Joe
A.; O'Neill, William G.; Ryan, A. J., Jr.; Scott, W. R.; Whit-
aker, Tom, Jr.
PUBLIC PRINTING (7)
Mitchell, Sam, Chairman; Roberts, Houston W., Vice-
Chairman; Barron, Dempsey J.; Chaires, Hal; Conner, Doyle
E.; Mitchell, Richard O.; Russ, Bobby.
SALT WATER CONSERVATION (10)
Strickland, Allison R., Chairman; Nash, Oliver, Vice-Chair-
man; Arrington, C. Fred; Costin, Cecil G., Jr.; Harris, William
E.; Sheppard, Walter O.; Stewart, Charles D.; Usina, F.



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TEMPERANCE (11)
Westberry, Harry, Chairman; Askins, T. H., Vice-Chairman;
Lancaster, H. E.; McAlpin, J. W.; Papy, Bernie C.; Peavy,
Otis R.; Peeples, Joe H., Jr.; Roberts, C. A.; Sweeny, James
H., Jr.; Williams, B. D.; Wise, James H.
GROUP VIII
DRAINAGE & WATER CONSERVATION (9)
Ryan, A. J., Jr., Chairman; Boyd, Wilbur H., Vice-Chairman;
Chiles, Lawton M., Jr.; Johnson, Beth; Liles, Woodie A.;
Peeples, Joe H., Jr.; Roberts, Emmett S.; Strickland, Allison R.;
Westberry, Harry.
FORESTRY (9)
Marshburn, Frank, Chairman; Scott, W. R., Vice-Chairman;
Askins, T. H.; Ayers, John L.; Home, Mallory E.; Russ, Bobby;
Saunders, S. D.; Stone, George; Wadsworth, W. L.
HOTELS & RESTAURANTS (13)
Jones, O. W., Chairman; Boylston, William S., Vice-Chair-
man; Blank, Ralph J., Jr.; Fagan, Osee R.; Frederick, Gordon
V.; Harris, William E.; Herrell, W. C.; Hollahan, George L., Jr.;
Mann, Robert T.; Peacock, J. Troy; Pruitt, James H.; Shaffer.
B. E.; Smith, Rupert Jasen.
JUDICIARY C (7)
Stewart, Charles D., Chairman; Hathaway, John M., Vice-
Chairman; Chappell, William V., Jr.; Drummond, A. P.; Living-
ston, Howard; Mitchell, Richard O.; Sheppard, Walter 0.
PENSIONS & RETIREMENT (11)
Turlington, Ralph D., Chairman; Knowles, Robert E., Vice-
Chairman; Carney, Thomas M.; Cleveland, Mack N., Jr.; Craig,
A. H.; Daniel, C. Welborn; Hatcher, R. O., Jr.; Hosford, R. L.;
Karl, Frederick B.; McClain, Joe A.; Vocelle, L. B.

PUBLIC HEALTH (16)
Wise, James H., Chairman; Stallings, George B., Jr., Vice-
Chairman; Arrington, C. Fred; Fuqua, Don; Kimbrough, Mor-
rison, Lancaster, H. E.; McAlpin, J. W.; Mitchell, Richard O.;
Mitchell, Sam; Peavy, Otis R.; Roberts, Houston W.; Rowell,
E. C.; Shipp, John S., Jr.; Sweeny, James H., Jr.; Usina, F.
Charles; Whitaker, Tom, Jr.
PUBLIC SAFETY (13)
Chaires, Hal, Chairman; Cunningham, Ralph E., Jr., Vice
Chairman; Askew, Reubin O'D.; Conner, Doyle E.; Crews,
John J., Jr.; Eldredge, David C.; Griffin, J. J., Jr.; Inman,
W. M.; Mathews, John E., Jr.; Mattox, Ray; Nash, Oliver;
Walker, James L.; Williams, B. D.
RESOLUTIONS & MEMORIALS (11)
O'Neill, William G., Chairman; Barron, Dempsey J., Vice-
Chairman; Allsworth, Emerson; Anderson, George H.; Beck,
James N.; Edmondson, George M.; Griffin, Ben Hill, Jr.; In-
man, Jack C.; Reedy, W. H.; Roberts, C. A.; Smith, S. C.
GROUP IX
GAME & FRESH WATER FISH (17)
Stone, George, Chairman; Russ, Bobby, Vice-Chairman;
Barron, Dempsey J.; Boyd, Wilbur H.; Chiles, Lawton M., Jr.;
Costin, Cecil G., Jr.; Craig, A. H.; Frederick, Gordon V.;
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Livingston, Howard; Mattox, Ray; Mitchell, Richard O.;
Mitchell, Sam; Nash, Oliver; Strickland, Allison R.
LIVESTOCK (15)
Peeples, Joe H., Jr., Chairman; Fuqua, Don, Vice-Chairman;
Ayers, John L.; Chaires, Hal; Conner, Doyle E.; Fagan, Osee
R.; Griffin, Ben Hill, Jr.; Hosford, R. L.; Inman, W. M.;
Markham, W. Allen; Marshburn, Frank; Pruitt, James H.;
Roberts, C. A.; Roberts, Emmett S.; Smith, S. C.
MENTAL HEALTH (15)
Usina, F. Charles, Chairman; Anderson, George H., Vice-
Chairman; Allsworth, Emerson; Boylston, William S.; Cleve-
land, Mack N., Jr.; Drummond, A. P.; Harris, William E.;
Hollahan, George L., Jr.; Johnson, Beth; Karl, Frederick B.;
Ryan, A. J., Jr.; Sheppard, Walter O.; Wadsworth, W. L.;
Westberry, Harry; Wise, James H.
PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS (9)
Roberts, Houston W., Chairman; McAlpin, J. W., Vice-
Chairman; Cunningham, Ralph E., Jr.; Herrell, W. C.; Kim-
brough, Morrison; Lancaster, H. E.; Saunders, S. D.; Stewart,
Charles D.; Sweeny, James H., Jr.
STATE ADVERTISING (13)
Askins, T. H., Chairman; Russell, James T., Vice-Chairman;
Askew, Reubin O'D.; Blank, Ralph J., Jr.; Carney, Thomas M.;
Daniel, C. Welborn; Inman, Jack C.; Jones, 0. W.; Knowles,
Robert E.; Liles, Woodie A.; McClain, Joe A.; Reedy, W. H.;
Scott, W. R.
NO GROUP
RULES & CALENDAR (21)
Conner, Doyle E., Chairman; Chappell, William V., Jr., Vice-
Chairman; Arrington, C. Fred; Beck, James N.; Chaires, Hal;
Cleveland, Mack N., Jr.; Crews, John J., Jr.; Griffin, J. J., Jr.;
Herrell, W. C.; Hathaway, John M.; Lancaster, H. E.; Living-
ston, Howard; Mann, Robert T.; Mitchell, Richard O.; Papy,
Bernie C.; Shipp, John S., Jr.; Stewart, Charles D.; Sweeny,
James H., Jr.; Walker, James L.; Westberry, Harry W.; Wil-
liams, G. W.
HOUSE ADMINISTRATION (7)
Mitchell, Richard O., Chairman; Nash, Oliver, Vice-Chair-
man; Anderson, George H.; Barron, Dempsey, J.; Reedy, W. H.;
Russ, Bobby; Smith, Rupert Jasen.
PERSONNEL (7)
McAlpin, J. W., Chairman; Hosford, R. L., Vice-Chairman:
Askins, T. H.; Inman, W. M.; Miner, Charles E.; Peacock, J.
Troy; Williams, B. D.
Mr. Chappell of Marion, chairman of the committee ap-
pointed by the Speaker for the selection of pages to serve
the 1959 House of Representatives, reported that the commit-
tee had selected the following young persons: Francis G. Lovett,
Jr.; Shirley Searight, Robert M. Ingle, Jr.; Kathleen Ames
Hollahan, Margaret Christine Bowns, Casey Askins, Joe Pee-
ples, Jr., Linda Odum, Barbara Ann Walker and Ryan Maxwell.
Mr. Conner of Bradford moved that the House adjourn to
reconvene at 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 4:56 P. M., the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.














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Wednesday, April 8, 1959



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A.M.
The roll was called and the following Members were recorded
present:



Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham



Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell
Ryan
Saunders



Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Excused: Mrs. Johnson and Mr. Daniel.
A quorum present.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Danny E.
Morris, Chaplain:
Our Father, God: It is good for us to come together in the
spirit and attitude of statesmanship. We pray that the mind of
this group might be critical but constructive; that its spirit
might be deliberate and positive.
Our Father, life has taught us that seldom are we a match
for our responsibilities. Moreover, if we have learned anything
from Thee, it is that Thou dost choose to work in the hearts
and minds of those who love Thee.

Help us not only to believe in God, but also in Thy promises;
not only to recognize that Thou art the Way, the Truth, and
the Life, but to walk with Thee; not only to love our Lord,
but to obey Him. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Tuesday, April 7, was ordered corrected as
follows:
On page 2, column 2, line 26, counting from the top of the
page, insert the word "Atmore," before the word "Alabama".
On page 12, column 2, line 7, counting from the bottom of
the page, strike out the figures "5.00" and insert in lieu thereof
the figures "6.00".
On page 25, column 2, line 9, counting from the bottom of
the page, strike out the words "STATE PRINTING" and
insert in lieu thereof the words "PUBLIC PRINTING".
On page 26, column 2, line 6, counting from the bottom of
the page, after the name "Linda Odum," insert the name
"Barbara Ann Walker".
The Journal for Tuesday, April 7, as corrected, was approved.
ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Speaker announced the appointment of Mrs. J. J. Griffin,
Jr. as Assistant Chaplain of the House.



Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Drummond
Edmondson



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COMMUNICATIONS
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
April 7, 1959
GENTLEMEN OF THE LEGISLATURE:
In pursuance of the requirement of Section II of Article IV
of the State Constitution, I have the honor to transmit here-
with a report covering every case of fine or forfeiture remitted,
or reprieve, pardon or commutation granted, stating the name
of the convict, the crime for which he was convicted, the sen-
tence, its date, and the date of its remission, commutation,
pardon, or reprieve, since making report to the Legislature,
April 2, 1957.
Respectfully submitted,
LeRoy Collins
Governor.
CHARLEY MOSLEY, convicted in the Circuit Court, Brad-
ford County, Fall term 1955, of the offense of Unlawful Carnal
Intercourse with Female Person under the age of 18 years of
Previous Chaste Character, and sentenced therefore to serve
5 years in the State Prison, granted a Conditional Pardon on
April 4, 1957.
ELIZABETH BATCHELOR, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Pinellas County, January term 1957, of the offense of Forgery,
and sentenced to serve 1 year in the State Prison, granted a
Conditional Pardon on April 9, 1957.
G. A. WINSTEAD, convicted in the Circuit Court, Bay Coun-
ty, Fall term 1955, of the offense of Prescribing Narcotic Drugs
Not in Good Faith and Not in the Course of His Professional
Practice, and sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison
on the First Count, 5 years in the State Prison on the Second
Count to begin and run from expiration of sentence in First
Count, and 5 years in the State Prison on the Third Count,
to run concurrently with sentence in Second Count, granted
a Conditional Pardon on May 7, 1957.
BERRY F. FINCH, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Duval County, February 1943, of Attempting to Obtain
Morphine by Fraud, Deceit, Misrepresentation and Subterfuge
by the giving of a False Name, and on a second count of At-
tempting to Obtain Morphine by Fraud, Deceit, Misrepresenta-
tion and Subterfuge by Representing himself to be a Physician,
and sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison on each
count, to run consecutively, granted Commutation of Sentence
to the time served on May 14, 1957.

JAMES DEWITT COLLINS, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Polk County, May term 1934, of the offense of
Breaking and Entering, and sentenced to serve 5 years in the
State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 12, 1957.
JEAN LOUP COURTOIS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, June term 1955, of the offense of Lar-
ceny of Motor Vehicle, and sentenced to serve 1 year in the
State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 12, 1957.

ARTHUR E. GELB, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Dade County, December term 1953, of the offense of Grand
Larceny, sentence suspended from day to day and term to
term, granted a full pardon on June 12, 1957.

SHERMAN GREENE, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, February term 1949, of the offense of
Operating Gambling House, and sentenced to pay a fine of
$300.00 or serve 6 months in the State Prison; and convicted
in said Court on September 26, 1950, of the offense of Possession
of Lottery Tickets, and sentenced to pay a fine of $600.00 or
serve 8 months in the State Prison; and convicted in said Court
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to serve 3 months in the Dade County Jail, granted a full par-
don of said offenses on June 12, 1957.
MAURICE GRUBAIR, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, June term 1955, of the offense of Pos-
session of Obscene Photographs, and sentenced to pay a fine
of $100.00 and Court costs, or serve 60 days in the Dade County
Jail, granted a full pardon on June 12, 1957.
HOWARD D. HALLER, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Palm Beach County, November term 1953, of the
offense of Petit Larceny, sentence withheld upon payment of
Court costs, granted a full pardon on June 12, 1957.
MILTON HARRIS, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Broward County, October term 1953, of the offense of Sell-
ing Lottery Tickets, and sentenced to serve 90 days in the
Broward County Jail, granted a full pardon on June 12, 1957.
DENNIS GLENNON HELTON, convicted in the United States
District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Escambia
County, of the following offenses: May 28, 1928, Violation of
N. P. A., sentenced to pay a fine of $150.00; November 6, 1933,
Violation of N. P. A., sentenced to pay a fine of $25.00; Novem-
ber 20, 1935, Illicit Distilling, sentenced to serve 6 months in
Prison, and placed on probation for 2 years; November 8, 1939,
Illicit Distilling, sentenced to serve 6 months in Prison; No-
vember 6, 1941, Illicit Distilling, sentenced to serve 3 years in
Prison; and November 6, 1941, Illicit Distilling, sentenced to
serve 1 year and 1 day in Prison, to run concurrently with 3
year sentence of same date; granted restoration of his civil
rights in the State of Florida on June 12, 1957.
JOHN LEONARD HICKS, convicted in the Superior Court
of Thomas County, Georgia, 1932, of the offense of Burglary,
and sentenced to serve from 3 to 6 years in Prison, granted
restoration of his civil rights in the State of Florida on June
12, 1957.
ALBERT LEVINE, convicted in the District Court of the
United States for the Western District of Pennsylvania, May
term 1933, of the offense of Vote Fraud, and sentenced to
serve 4 months in the Allegheny County Jail and to pay a fine
of $1.00, granted restoration of his civil rights in the State of
Florida on June 12, 1957.
ROBERT McBRIDE, convicted in the Circuit Court, Pinellas
County, Fall term 1947, of the offense of Breaking and Enter-
ing with Intent to Commit a Felony, and placed on Probation
for a period of 2 years, granted a full pardon on June 12, 1957.
NORMAN L. MILLER, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Palm Beach County, July term 1951, of two offenses
of Issuing Worthless Checks, and sentenced to serve 42 days
in the County Jail on the first charge, and sentenced to pay
Court costs, make restitution of all checks involved, and placed
on probation for a period of 2 years on the second charge,
granted a full pardon on June 12, 1957.
AURELIO MORALES, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, August term 1950, of the offense
of Embezzlement, and sentenced to serve 5 years in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on June 12, 1957.
ADDIE NICHOLS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Palm
Beach County, Winter term 1945, of Murder in the Second
Degree, and sentenced to life imprisonment, granted a full
pardon on June 12, 1957.
LAWRENCE B. NORRIS, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Hillsborough County, April term 1955, of the offense
of Leaving Scene of Accident, and sentenced to serve 1 year
in the County Jail, granted a commutation of sentence to pay-
ment of a fine in the sum of $500.00, payable to the Fine and
Forfeiture Fund of Hillsborough County, thereby remitting the
jail sentence, on June 12, 1957.
PETE ROMANO, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Hillsborough County, June term 1948, of the offense of Em-
bezzlement, and sentenced to serve 2 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on June 12, 1957.



JAMES PINKNEY SANDERS, convicted in the United States
District Court, Northern Division, Liberty County, September
term 1950, of Possession of Unregistered Distilling Apparatus,
Manufacture of Mash, Manufacture of Whiskey, and Conceal-
ment of Non-tax paid Whiskey, in violation of the Internal



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LYMAN E. HEDDEN, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, December term 1931, of Breaking and
Entering, and whose sentence was suspended, granted a full
pardon on September 11, 1957.
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Revenue Laws, and sentenced to serve 2 years in Prison on
each count, to run concurrently, to pay fines in the sum of
$300.00, and to pay Statutory Penalty in the sum of $500.00,
granted restoration of his civil rights in the State of Florida
on June 12, 1957.
MICHELLE SCRUBY, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, November term 1955, of the offense of
Fraud in Obtaining Narcotic Drugs, and whose sentence was
suspended from day to day and term to term, and placed on
probation, granted a full pardon on June 12, 1957.
ANDERSON A. THOMAS, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Orange County, April term 1952, of the offense of
Breaking and Entering to Commit Petit Larceny, and sentenced
to serve 1 year in the Orange County Jail, granted a Condi-
tional Pardon on June 12, 1957.
H. R. THOMPSON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Marion
County, Fall term 1948, of the offense of Forgery, and sen-
tenced to serve 20 years in the State Prison, granted a Condi-
tional Pardon on June 12, 1957.
HOMER ADDISON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Char-
lotte County, Fall term 1926, of Breaking and Entering, and
sentenced to serve 3 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on September 11, 1957.
DORSEY CLAXTON, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Orange County, October 1937, of the offenses of Break-
ing and Entering, and Armed Robbery, and sentenced to serve
10 years in the State Prison on each case, sentences to run
concurrently, granted a full pardon on September 11, 1957.
LEROY COLSON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Alachua
County, Summer term 1943, of Murder in the Second Degree,
and sentenced to life imprisonment in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on September 11, 1957.
WARD C. CORNELIUS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Hills-
borough County, Fall term 1949, of Manslaughter, and sen-
tenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on September 11, 1957.
JOHN CURRY, also known as JOHN FAVIA, convicted in
the Criminal Court of Record, Dade County, February term
1934, of the offense of Unlawful Possession and Sale of Nar-
cotics, and sentence therefore suspended, and who was granted
a full and complete pardon of said offense on March 13, 1957,
in the name of John Curry, granted an amended pardon in the
name of John Curry also known as John Favia; it being shown
to the Board that Joh rrn Curry and John Favia are one and the
same person. This action was taken for the purpose of com-
plete identification, on September 11, 1957.
GILBERT DEUTCH, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, April term 1946, of the offense of Op-
erating a Gambling House, and sentenced to pay a fine of
$275.00 or serve 1 year in the State Prison, granted a full par-
don on September 11, 1957.
MANUEL FERNANDEZ, convicted in theriminal Cr a court of
Record, Polk County, November term 1952, of Violation of Lot-
tery Laws of Florida, and sentenced to serve 2 years in the
State Prison, granted a full pardon on September 11, 1957.
CHESLEY GAVIN, convicted in the Circuit Court, Okaloosa
County, Winter term 1926, of the offenses of Larceny of Heifer
and Larceny of Steer, and sentenced to serve 5 years in the
State Prison on each charge, sentences to run concurrently,
granted a full pardon on September 11, 1957.
ALLEN GOODMAN, convicted in the Circuit Court, Okaloosa
County, Spring term 1951, of Manslaughter, and sentenced to
serve 5 years in the State Prison and to pay costs of Court, in
default of payment of costs to serve an additional 6 months
in Prison, granted a full pardon on September 11, 1957.
BILLY GROOMS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Nassau
County, Spring term 1957, of the offense of Embezzlement by
Municipal Officer, and sentenced to serve 3 years in the State
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Court, Suwannee County, Spring term 1954, of the offense of
Contempt of Court, and sentenced to pay a fine of $750.00 or
serve 6 months in the County Jail, granted commutation of
the requirement that he serve 6 months in the County Jail,
subject to the express condition or proviso that he pay the
sum of $750.00 as a fine, within 30 days from the date hereof,
thereby remitting the service of said jail sentence, on Sep-
tember 11, 1957.
CLARK B. ICENHOWER, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Highlands County, Spring term 1933, of two Worthless Check
charges, and sentenced therefore to serve 1 year in the State
Prison on each charge, granted a full pardon on September
11, 1957.
MILLIE JENKINS, alias MILLIE DAVIS, convicted in the
Circuit Court, Polk County, Fall term 1946, of Manslaughter,
and sentenced to serve 20 years in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on September 11, 1957.
SAM LANO, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Dade County, July term 1957, of 7 counts of Owning or Per-
mitting Operation of Prohibited Coin Operated Devices, and
sentenced to pay a fine of $500.00 on first count, serve 3
months in the County Jail on second count, and sentence sus-
pended on remaining counts, granted a Conditional Pardon on
September 11, 1957.
RAYMOND DEWEY MARTIN, alias RAYMOND DEWEY
BAXTER, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record, Hills-
borough County, February term 1954, of the offense of Crime
Against Nature, and sentenced to serve 7 years in the State
Prison, granted a Conditional Pardon on September 11, 1957.
WILLIS M. MASHBURN, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Duval County, Spring term 1945, of Murder in Second Degree,
and sentenced to serve 20 years in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on September 11, 1957.
SAM MUSTER, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Dade County, April term 1947, of Operating Gambling House,
and sentenced to pay a fine of $300.00 or serve 6 months in
the State Prison, granted a full pardon on September 11, 1957.
PERICLIS POLYHRONOS, also known as Peter Pollis, con-
victed in the Municipal Court, Miami, Dade County, April term
1956, of the offense of Petit Larceny, and sentenced to pay a
fine of $500.00 and costs of Court, or serve 60 days in the
City Jail of Miami, said sentence being reduced by Court Order
dated June 14, 1957, to payment of a fine of $300.00 only,
granted a full pardon on September 11, 1957.
WILLIAM SHULMAN, convicted in the Court of Crimes,
Dade County, Spring term 1954, of Violation of Florida Statute
Prohibiting Prostitution, and sentenced to pay a fine of $500.00
or serve 90 days in the Dade County Jail, granted a full pardon
on September 11, 1957.
JIM STASSINOS, convicted in the Court of Record, Es-
cambia County, June term 1949, of two counts of Keeping
Disorderly House, and sentenced to pay a fine of $750.00 or
serve 12 months in the County Jail on the first count, and sen-
tence suspended on the second count, granted a full pardon
on September 11, 1957.
FREEMAN J. VINING, JR., convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Duval County, in February term 1950, of Breaking
and Entering with Intent to Commit Grand Larceny, and
Grand Larceny, and sentenced to serve 5 years in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on September 11, 1957.
CHARLIE WILLIAMS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Taylor
County, September 1942, of Murder in the Second Degree, and
sentenced to serve 25 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on September 11, 1957.
JAMES WILLIAM DONOFRIO, also known as JAMES
NOFIO, convicted in the New York County Court of General
Sessions, January 1932, of the offense of Attempted Robbery
Third Degree, and sentenced to serve 4 years in Elmira Re-
formatory, Elmira, New York, granted restoration of his civil
rights in the State of Florida on October 29, 1957.
ARTHUR RAY ATWELL, convicted in the Criminal Court of



Record, Polk County, June term 1954, of Driving a Motor
Vehicle While under the Influence of Intoxicating Beverages,
and sentenced to serve 90 days in the County Jail, granted a
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December 26, 1944, of Larceny, and placed on probation for
6 months, granted a full pardon on December 11, 1957.

RICHARD ZACHARY PLASENCIA, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Dade County, December term 1953, of the
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SHELDON HOWARD BARKAN, convicted in the Criminal
Court, Dade County, January term 1950, of Armed Robbery,
and sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on December 11, 1957.
ALEXIS BEN-KORI, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, April term 1939, of Breaking and En-
tering, and whose sentence was suspended, granted a full
pardon on December 11, 1957.
ADAM BYRD, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Polk County, April term 1932, of Unlawful Carnal Intercourse,
and sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted a
full pardon on December 11, 1957.
WILLIAM JOSEPH CLEMONS, convicted in the United
States District Court, Northern District, 1936, Escambia Coun-
ty, of Possession and Transportation of Non-tax Paid Distilled
Spirits, and sentenced to serve one year and one day in a
Federal Prison, granted restoration of his civil rights in the
State of Florida on December 11, 1957.
R. C. COLLINGSWORTH, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Walton County, Winter term 1920, of Murder in the Second
Degree, and sentenced to Life Imprisonment in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on December 11, 1957.
WALTER MILTON DOUBERLEY, convicted in the United
States District Court, Northern District, Liberty County, Feb-
ruary term 1952, of Violation of Internal Revenue Laws, and
sentenced to serve One year and One day in a Federal Prison,
which sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation
for a period of 5 years, granted restoration of his civil rights
in the State of Florida on December 11, 1957.
ROBERT DYGERT, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, August term 1957, of Breaking and En-
tering a Motor Vehicle and Petit Larceny, and sentenced to
serve 6 months in the County Jail, granted a Conditional Par-
don on December 11, 1957.
LOU FIGUEREDO, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Hillsborough County, August term 1956, of six counts of
Violation of Bail Bond Statute, and sentenced as follows: to
serve 6 months in the County Jail on the first count; to serve
6 months in the County Jail on the second count to begin at
expiration of sentence on first count; to serve 6 months in
the County Jail on the third count to begin at expiration of
sentence on second count; to pay a fine of $500.00 or serve 6
months in the County Jail on the fourth count to begin at
expiration of sentence on third count; to pay a fine of $500.00
or serve 6 months in the County Jail on the fifth count to
begin at expiration of sentence on the fourth count; case re-
ferred to the Probation Officer on the sixth count, granted a
Commutation of Sentence to the time served on the first,
second, third, fourth, and fifth counts, on December 11, 1957.
EUGENE K. FLEMMING, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Duval County, July term 1944, of Murder in the Second
Degree, and sentenced to serve 20 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on December 11, 1957.
ARMOND A. HOULE, convicted in the Circuit Court, Sara-
sota County, on February 18, 1954, of Grand Larceny, and
sentenced to serve 3 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on December 11, 1957.
CLEVE KEVER, convicted in the United States District
Court, Northern District, Liberty County, February term 1952,
of Violation of Internal Revenue Laws, and placed on probation
for a period of 5 years, granted restoration of his civil rights
in the State of Florida on December 11, 1957.
ROY B. MILLER, convicted in the United States District
Court, Southern District, Polk County, July term 1954, of the
offense of Embezzlement, and sentenced to serve 3 years in a
Federal Prison, granted restoration of his civil rights in the
State of Florida on December 11, 1957.

CLARE MUDGE, JR., alias DONALD S. MUDGE, convicted
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who was placed on probation, granted a full pardon on Decem-
ber 11, 1957.
HARCOURT ROMER, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, April term 1945, of the offense of Petit
Larceny, and sentenced to serve 30 days in the Dade County
Jail, granted a full pardon on December 11, 1957.
GLEN ROGERS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Gilchrist
County, Fall term 1955, of the offense of Aggravated Assault,
and who was placed on probation for a period of 2 years,
granted a full pardon on December 11, 1957.
HOWARD SLATON, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Dade County, February term 1951, of the offense of Oper-
ating a Gambling House, and sentenced to pay a fine of $400.00
and costs of Court, or serve 6 months in the County Jail, granted
a full pardon on December 11, 1957.
ALMA SMITH, convicted in the United States District Court,
Jacksonville Division, June 27, 1955, of the offense of Obtain-
ing Money Under False Pretenses in Violation of Title 18, U.S.C.,
Section 1341, and who was placed on probation, granted resto-
ration of her civil rights in the State of Florida on December
11, 1957.
HANS ADRIAN STRASSER, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Brevard County, November term 1951, of Murder in the Second
Degree, and sentenced to serve 25 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on December 11, 1957.
VINCENT J. UGO, convicted in the Superior Court, Plymouth
County, Massachusetts, 1950, of Conspiracy to Commit an
Abortion, and sentenced to pay a fine of $250.00 and placed
on probation for 2 years, granted restoration of his civil rights
in the State of Florida on December 11, 1957.
DICK JOSEPH WHITEHURST, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Hillsborough County, Spring Term 1948, of
the offense of Attempted Unarmed Robbery, and sentenced to
serve 18 months in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
December 11, 1957.
RONALD WOLD, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Hillsborough County, September term 1957, of Breaking and
Entering, and sentenced to serve 2 years in the State Prison,
granted a Conditional Pardon on December 11, 1957.
CHARLES EVERETT, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Broward County, August 16, 1957, of Breaking and
Entering, and sentenced to serve 6 months in the County Jail,
granted a Conditional Pardon on December 17, 1957.
GROVER GOTELL, convicted in the Court of Crimes, Brow-
ard County, August 9, 1957, of petty larceny, and sentenced to
serve 6 months in the County Jail, granted a Conditional Par-
don on December 17, 1957.
NORMA H. JONES, convicted in the Court of Crimes, Brow-
ard County, of Issuing Worthless Checks, and sentenced to
serve 4 months in the Broward County Jail, granted a Condi-
tional Pardon on December 17, 1957.
BUSTER MacDOUGALL, convicted in the Court of Crimes,
Broward County, of Public Intoxication, December 4, 1957, and
sentenced to pay a fine of $25.00 and costs, or serve 30 days
in the County Jail, granted a Conditional Pardon on December
17, 1957.
ANDERSON McELRATH, convicted in the Court of Crimes,
Broward County, August 30, 1957, of Vagrancy, and sentenced
to serve 6 months in the County Jail, granted a Conditional
Pardon on December 17, 1957.
WILLIAM McMILLAN, convicted in the Court of Crimes,
Broward County, October 31, 1957, of Speeding, No Drivers
License, and Unlawful Display of Drivers License, and sen-
tenced to pay fines in the total amount of $150.00 or serve
80 days in the County Jail, granted a Conditional Pardon on
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CHARLES J. MILLER, convicted in the Juvenile Court,
Broward County, November 26, 1957, of Contempt, and sen-
tenced to serve 60 days in the County Jail, granted a Condi-
tional Pardon on December 17, 1957.
RAY FORREST MOORE, convicted in the Court of Crimes,
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tenced to serve one month in the County Jail, granted a Con-
ditional Pardon on December 17, 1957.
ROBERT LEE PAXTON, convicted in the Court of Crimes,
Broward County, September 23, 1957, of Violation of Parole
and Petit Larceny, and sentenced to serve 5 months in the
County Jail, granted a Conditional Pardon on December 17, 1957.
BENJAMIN TALLMAN, convicted in the Court of Crimes,
Broward County, November 7, 1957, of Reckless Driving and
Driving While License Revoked, and sentenced to serve 80
days in the County Jail, granted a Conditional Pardon on
December 17, 1957.
WILLIE LEE WELLS, convicted in the Court of Crimes,
Broward County, July 29, 1957, of Assault and Battery and
Petty Larceny, and sentenced to serve 6 months in the County
Jail, granted a Conditional Pardon on December 17, 1957.
BRUCE ADAMS, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Palm Beach County, November, 1941, of the offense of Larceny
of Automobile, and sentenced to serve 6 months in the County
Jail, granted a full pardon on March 12, 1958.
LAUDON WARREN BAXLEY, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Hillsborough County, July term 1949, of the
offense of Larceny of Motorcycle, and placed on probation for
two years, granted a full pardon on March 12, 1958.
LEE BECK, convicted in the Circuit Court, Santa Rosa
County, Fall term 1917, of Manslaughter, and sentenced to
serve 10 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
March 12, 1958.
EDWARD D. BOSLEY, JR., convicted in the Circuit Court,
Volusia County, May 15, 1947, of Manslaughter, and sentenced
to serve 15 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
March 12, 1958.
JOSEPH W. CARTUS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, October term 1954, of Grand Larceny,
and whose sentence was suspended, granted a full pardon on
March 12, 1958.
JAMES D. COOLEY, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Hillsborough County, April term 1956, of the offense of
Robbery, and sentenced to serve 7 years in the State Prison,
granted commutation of sentence to the time served on March
12, 1958.
WOODROW WILSON DUNCAN, convicted in the United
States District Court, Northern District of Florida, September
term 1951, of the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue Laws,
and whose sentence was suspended, granted restoration of his
civil rights in the State of Florida on March 12, 1958.
CHARLIE EDEN, convicted in the Circuit Court, Brevard
County, Fall term 1954, of the offense of Conducting a Lottery
and Disposing of Money by means of a Lottery, and sentenced
to serve 18 months in the State Prison, granted a full pardon
on March 12, 1958.
ROY EDEN, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Duval County, February 1949, of the offense of Unarmed Rob-
bery, and sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison, grant-
ed a full pardon on March 12, 1958.
CECIL A. GAINES, convicted in the Circuit Court, Jackson
County, Spring term 1944, of Attempted Armed Robbery, and
sentenced to serve 15 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on March 12, 1958.
WYNFRED GRIFFIN, convicted in the Circuit Court, Oak-
land County, Michigan, January term 1928, of the offense of
Burglary, and placed on probation for 2 years, granted restora-
tion of his civil rights in the State of Florida on March 12, 1958.
DOZIER HIGGINBOTHAM convicted in the Circuit Court,
Duval County, Fall term 1931, of Murder in the First Degree,
and sentenced to life imprisonment in the State Prison, grant-
ed a full pardon on March 12, 1958.



FORREST HOLMAN, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, July 15, 1940, of the offense of
Breaking and Entering and Grand Larceny, and sentenced to
serve 20 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
March 12, 1958.
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Record, Duval County, February term 1950, of Breaking and
Entering, and sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on March 12, 1958.
CHARLES D. MUDD, convicted in the Circuit Court, Jeffer-
son County, Kentucky, September term 1933, of Uttering a
Forged Instrument, and sentenced to serve 2 years in the
State Prison, granted restoration of his civil rights in the
State of Florida, on March 12, 1958.
MARVIN D. PHILLIPS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Col-
lier County, Spring term 1955, of Rape, and sentenced to
Death by Electrocution, granted a commutation of sentence to
life imprisonment on March 12, 1958.
WAYNE SHELFER, convicted in the Circuit Court, Hardee
County, Spring term 1953, of the offense of Larceny of a Calf,
and placed on probation for a period of 10 years, granted a
full pardon on March 12, 1958.
BEATRICE STOKES, convicted in the Circuit Court, Her-
nando County, Fall term 1937, of Murder in the Second De-
gree and sentenced to serve 20 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on March 12, 1958.
NEEDHAM BROUGHTON WILSON, convicted in the Court
of Record, Escambia County, January term 1942, of Entering
Without Breaking, and sentenced to serve 2 years in the State
Prison, and who was convicted in the Circuit Court, Leon
County, December term 1952, of Breaking and Entering, and
placed on probation for 5 years, granted a full pardon on
March 12, 1958.
ALBERT WINGATE, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, January 30, 1950, of the offense
of Possession of Lottery Tickets, and sentenced to serve 2
years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on March
12, 1958.

LOU FIGUEREDO, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, August term 1956, of 6 counts
of Violation of Bail Bond Statute, and who was sentenced to
serve a total of six months in the County Jail and to pay fines
in the total amount of $1,000.00 on Counts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5,
which sentence was, on December 11, 1957, commuted to the
time served, AND who was sentenced on February 7, 1958, to
serve 6 months in the County Jail on Count 6, granted a Con-
ditional Pardon as to Count 6, on March 18, 1958.
JOHN CHIARELLO, convicted in the Circuit Court, Leon
County, December term 1957, of Larceny of Automobile, and
sentenced to serve from 6 months to 5 years in the State
Prison, granted Commutation of Sentence on June 11, 1958.

JOHN EDWARDS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Osceola,
Fall term 1939 of Murder in the First Degree, and sentenced
to serve balance of his life in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on June 11, 1958.
ERNEST L. GANEY, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Duval County, August term 1957, of the offense of
Aggravated Assault, and sentenced to serve one year in the
State Prison, granted a Conditional Pardon on June 11, 1958.
RICHARD HALEY, convicted in the Court of Record, Es-
cambia County, March term 1948, of the offense of Breaking
and Entering, and sentenced to serve 5 years in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on June 11, 1958.
BRUCE ALAN MILLER, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Monroe County, July term 1957, of the offense of
Breaking and Entering with intent to commit petit larceny,
and sentenced to serve one year in the County Jail, granted
a full pardon on June 11, 1958.
HARRY LEE SEARS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Mana-
tee County, Fall term 1952, of the offense of Burglary, and
sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on June 11, 1958.
GEORGE P. SORVAS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Broward County, Fall term 1955, of the offense of
Fraudulently Obtaining Narcotic Drugs, and sentenced to
serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
June 11, 1958.



HAROLD BLACK, convicted in the Criminal Court ofr -
ord, Hillsborough County, October term 1948, of the



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sentence, granted a full pardon on September 3, 1958.


JOSEPH CONLEY HOUK, convicted in the Court of Record,
Escambia County, March term 1956, of the offense of Breaking
and Entering a Motor Vehicle, and placed on probation for a
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of Armed Robbery, and sentenced to serve 20 years in the
State Prison, granted a full pardon on September 3, 1958.
T. J. BUTLER, convicted in the Court of Record, Escambia
County, January term 1941, of Concealing Untaxed Alcoholic
Beverage, and sentenced to serve 3 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on September 3, 1958.
CUTHBERT CARTLEDGE, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Gadsden County, December 1947, of the offense of Breaking
and Entering, and placed on probation for a term of 3 years,
and who was convicted in the Circuit Court, Gadsden County,
October 1954, of the offense of Grand Larceny, and sentenced
to serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
September 3, 1958.
HORACE EUGENE CRAIG, JR., convicted in the Circuit
Court, Taylor County, March 6, 1956, of larceny of an auto-
mobile, and sentenced to serve 4 years in the State Prison,
and who was convicted in the Circuit Court, Volusia County,
April 18, 1956, of Robbery, and sentenced to serve 4 years in
the State Prison, to run concurrently with Taylor County sen-
tence, granted a full pardon on September 3, 1958.
WILEY DUNCAN, convicted in the United States District
Court for the Northern District of Florida, Liberty County,
April term 1950, of the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue
Laws, and sentenced to serve one year and one day in a Federal
Prison, pay fines in the total amount of $300.00 and Statutory
Penalty in the amount of $500.00, granted restoration of his
civil rights in the State of Florida on September 3, 1958.
MERRELL EDWARD FERRELL, convicted in the United
States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, in
February 1952, of Violation of Internal Revenue Laws and
sentenced to serve one year and one day in the Federal Prison,
granted restoration of his civil rights in the State of Florida
on September 3, 1958.
CHARLES FORTNER, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Hardee County, Spring term 1953, of Grand Larceny, and
sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on September 3, 1958.

GEORGE HENRY GOETHE, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Manatee County, Fall term 1951, of the offense of Assault with
Intent to Murder in the First Degree, and sentenced to serve
10 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon September
3, 1958.

HARRY BASCOMB GRANT, convicted in the District Court
of the United States for the Northern District of Florida, dur-
ing the year 1952, of the offense of Violation of Internal Reve-
nue Laws, and placed on probation for a period of 5 years,
granted restoration of his civil rights in the State of Florida
on September 3, 1958.
WAYNE HELMS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Holmes
County, March term 1942, of the offense of Manslaughter, and
sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on September 3, 1958.

LOUIS HENDREN, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Broward County, January term 1952, of the offense of
Armed Robbery, and placed on probation for a period of 5
years, granted a full pardon on September 3, 1958.

CHARLES FREDERICK HIXON, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Broward County, May term 1957, of the of-
fense of Breaking and Entering and sentenced to serve 22
days in the Broward County Jail, granted a full pardon on
September 3, 1958.

ERNEST DUGGAN HOOKS, JR., convicted in the Circuit
Court, Taylor County, March 6, 1956, of Larceny of an Auto-
mobile, and sentenced to serve 4 years in the State Prison,
and who was convicted in the Circuit Court, Volusia County,
April 18, 1956, of Robbery, and sentenced to serve 4 years in
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LEROY JACKSON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Duval
County, Spring term 1935, of the offense of Second Degree
Murder, and sentenced to life imprisonment, granted a full
pardon on September 3, 1958.
HERNANDO CORTEZ KENT, convicted in the United States
District Court for the Northern District of Florida, February
term 1954, of Violation of Internal Revenue Laws, and sen-
tenced to serve one year and one day in a Federal Prison,
granted restoration of his civil rights in the State of Florida
on September 3, 1958.
MELVIN C. KENT, convicted in the District Court of the
United States for the Northern District of Florida, February
term 1948, of Violation of Internal Revenue Laws, and sen-
tenced to pay a fine of $250.00 and placed on probation for
a period of 5 years, granted restoration of his civil rights in
the State of Florida on September 3, 1958.
JAMES H. LARRY, convicted in the Circuit Court, Gadsden
County, October term 1956, of Murder in the First Degree,
and sentenced to Death by Electrocution, granted Commuta-
tion of Sentence to Life Imprisonment on September 3, 1958.
GEORGIA LININGER, formerly GEORGIA FRYE, alias
GEORGIA FRANCUS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, October term 1946, of the offense of
Grand Larceny, and whose sentence was suspended, granted a
full pardon on September 3, 1958.
HENRY LUBER, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Dade County, August term 1956, of the offense of being an
accessory after the fact to murder, and sentenced to serve
one year in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on Sep-
tember 3, 1958.
JOHN W. McAULEY, convicted in the Circuit Court, Brow-
ard County, December term 1946, of the offense of Armed
Robbery and sentenced to serve 10 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on September 3, 1958.
WILLIAM T. MYERS, convicted in Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Hillsborough County, August term 1956, of the offense of
Manslaughter and Reckless Driving and placed on probation
for a period of 5 years, granted a full pardon on September 3,
1958.
WILBUR NORRED, convicted in the Court of Record, Es-
cambia County, January term 1954, of the offense of Armed
Robbery, and sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on September 3, 1958.
THOMAS PEREZ, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Hillsborough County, June term 1955, of the offense of
Printing Lottery Tickets, and placed on probation for a period
of 5 years, granted a full pardon on September 3, 1958.
THOMAS P. REED, convicted in Circuit Court, DeSoto
County, Spring term 1950, of the offense of Burglary, and sen-
tenced to serve 3 years in the State Prison, granted a full par-
don on September 3, 1958.
JOHN T. RIVERA, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Hillsborough County, October term 1955, of the offense
of Aggravated Assault, and sentenced to pay a fine of $1,500.00
or be confined in the County Jail for a period of one year,
granted a full pardon on September 3, 1958.
JOSEPH RUTHER, convicted in the Court of Record, Es-
cambia County, July term 1953, of the offense of Attempting
to Break and Enter, and sentenced to pay the costs of Court
and placed on probation for a period of 7 years, granted a
full pardon on September 3, 1958.

HENRY L. SANDERS, convicted in the United States Dis-
trict Court for the Southern District of Florida, Dade County,
July term 1956, of the offense of Making False Statements in
FHA Documents, and sentenced to pay a fine of $150.00 and
placed on probation for a period of 2 years, granted restora-
tion of his civil rights in the State of Florida on September 3,
1958.

ALBERTA EVELYN SIKES, convicted in the United States



District Court for the Northern District of Florida, April term
1953, of the offense of Violation of the Internal Revenue Laws,
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Prison, granted restoration of her civil rights in the State of
Florida on September 3, 1958.
ANDREW JACKSON WILLIAMS, JR., convicted in the
United States District Court for the Northern District of
Florida, April term 1953, of the offense of Violation of Internal
Revenue Laws, and placed on probation for a term of 5 years,
granted restoration of his civil rights in the State of Florida
on September 3, 1958.
DANIEL WILSON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Bay
County, Fall term 1953, of the offense of Breaking and Entering,
and sentenced to 5 years probation, granted a full pardon on
September 3, 1958.
ROBERT PAUL WILSON, JR., convicted in the Circuit
Court, Taylor County, March 6, 1956, of Larceny of an Auto-
mobile, and sentenced to serve 4 years in the State Prison, and
who was convicted in the Circuit Court, Volusia County, April
18, 1956, of Robbery, and sentenced to serve 4 years in the
State Prison to run concurrently with Taylor County sentence,
granted a full pardon on September 3, 1958.
JOHN WOODS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Suwannee
County, Spring term 1924, of the offense of Grand Larceny,
and sentenced to serve 12 months in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on September 3, 1958.
ZAN GAMBLE MOORE, convicted in Circuit Court, Columbia
County, Spring term 1957, of Larceny of Automobile, and sen-
tenced to serve 2 years in the State Prison, and who was con-
victed in Circuit Court, Jackson County, Spring term 1957, of
the offense of Escape, and sentenced to serve 3 years in the
State Prison, granted a commutation of sentence to the time
served; it being shown to the Board that he is mentally ill and
has been confined in Florida State Hospital for a long period
of time; that arrangements have been made for his acceptance
in a mental hospital in his home state of North Carolina, on
November 4, 1958.
MARTIN BARTON, JR., convicted in the Circuit Court,
Baker County, Fall term 1940, of the offense of Larceny of
Hogs, and sentenced to serve 2 years in State Prison, granted
a full pardon on December 10, 1958.
JOSEPH WILLIAM BLOCKER, convicted in Circuit Court,
Okaloosa County, Fall term 1954, of the offense of Breaking
and Entering and sentenced to serve 4 years in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on December 10, 1958.
ROCCO BONIFACE, convicted in the Superior Court, Hart-
ford, Connecticut, February term 1948, of the offense of Re-
ceiving Stolen Property, and placed on probation for 2 years,
granted restoration of his civil rights in the State of Florida
on December 10, 1958.
DONALD A. BRANDIES, alias DEWEY M. JOHNSON, JR.,
convicted in Circuit Court, Leon County, Spring term 1953, of
the offense of Larceny of Automobile, and sentenced to serve
3 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on December
10, 1958.

DERREL BUTLER, convicted in Criminal Court of Record,
Dade County, December term 1949, of 4 offenses of Breaking
and Entering, sentences being suspended in three cases, and
sentenced to serve 8 years in State Prison on one case, granted
a full pardon on December 10, 1958.
HUBERT CHARLOW, convicted in Circuit Court, Dade
County, Fall term 1938, of First Degree Murder, and sentenced
to life imprisonment in the State Prison, granted a full pardon
on December 10, 1958.
LIVINGSTON CHARLOW, convicted in Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, August term 1938, of the offense of
Armed Robbery and sentenced to serve 50 years in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on December 10, 1958.
WILLIE DISON, convicted in Broward County of the offense
of Non-Support, and sentenced to serve 9 months in the County
Stockade, granted a Conditional Pardon on December 10, 1958.



NOBIE DONALDSON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Jack-
son County, January term 1958, of the offense of Escape and
sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon of said offense; it being shown to the Board that at the
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hoochee Construction Camp with the full knowledge and con-
sent of an employee of said prison camp, on December 10, 1958.
D. E. EIDSON, convicted in Circuit Court, Jackson County,
Fall term 1957, of the offense of Grand Larceny and sentenced
to serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted a Conditional
Pardon on December 10, 1958.
THEODORE ELLIS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Dade
County, February term 1945, of Murder in the First Degree,
and sentenced to life imprisonment in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on December 10, 1958.
LUTHER FURR, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Broward County, March term 1958, of the offense of Assault,
and sentenced to serve 1 year in the Broward County Stockade,
granted a Conditional Pardon on December 10, 1958.
WILLIAM HARRIS GOODBERRY, convicted in the Court
of Crimes, Broward County, October term 1958, of the offense
of petty larceny, and sentenced to serve 4 months in the
County Jail, granted a Conditional Pardon on December 10,
1958.
ABELL GOSS, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Broward County, November term 1958, of the offense of Pos-
session of Lottery Tickets, and sentenced to pay a fine of
$1500 or serve 6 months in the County Jail, granted a Condi-
tional Pardon on December 10, 1958.
WILLIE GRAY, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Broward County, March term 1958, of the offense of Receiv-
ing Stolen Goods, and sentenced to serve 1 year in the Brow-
ard County Jail, granted a Conditional Pardon on December
10, 1958.
ROBERT T. HARRIS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, November term 1956, of the
offense of Embezzlement, and sentenced to serve 7 years in
the State Prison, granted a full pardon on December 10, 1958.
ELWOOD HAZEL (also known as WILBUR WOODS), con-
victed in the Criminal Court of Record, Duval County, Decem-
ber term 1943, of the offense of Armed Robbery, and sentenced
to life imprisonment in the State Prison, granted a full pardon
on December 10, 1958.
TALMADGE HENDERSON, alias DINK HENDERSON, con-
victed in the Circuit Court, Walton County, Fall term 1950,
of the offense of Assault and Attempt to Commit Rape, and
sentenced to serve 10 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on December 10, 1958.

VERNON HUDSON, convicted in the Court of Crimes, Brow-
ard County, September term 1958, of the offense of Vagrancy,
and sentenced to serve 6 months in Broward County Jail,
granted a Conditional Pardon on December 10, 1958.
MATTIE JOHNSON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Santa
"Rosa County, June term 1946, of the offense of Manslaughter,
and sentenced to serve 20 years in the State Prison, granted a
full pardon on December 10, 1958.

EDDIE KENNEDY, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Broward County, May term 1958, of the offense of Ag-
gravated Assault, and sentenced to pay a fine of $500.00 and
serve 1 month in the County Jail, in default of payment of fine
to serve an additional 11 months in the County Jail, granted
a Conditional Pardon on December 10, 1958.

THOMAS KING, convicted in the Court of Crimes, Broward
County, September term 1958, of the offenses of Contempt of
Juvenile Court, Driving While Intoxicated, and Leaving the
Scene of an Accident, and sentenced to serve 8 months in the
Broward County Jail, granted a Conditional Pardon on Decem-
ber 10, 1958.

J. D. LEE, convicted in the Court of Crimes, Broward County,
November term 1958, of the offenses of Driving on Wrong Side
of Road, Driving without Driver's License, and Unlawful use
of another person's driving license, and sentenced to pay a fine
of $150.00 or serve 30 days in the Broward County Jail, granted
a Conditional Pardon on December 10, 1958.
HOWARD LEGGIN, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Broward County, March term 1958, of the offense of



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District Court, Duval County, July term 1948, of Violation of
Internal Revenue Laws, and placed on probation for 5 years,
granted restoration of his civil rights in the State of Florida
on December 10, 1958.
W. H. WIGGINS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Bay County,
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Broward County Stockade, granted a Conditional Pardon, on
December 10, 1958.
JOHN LOMELO, JR., convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, February term 1951, of the offense of
Armed Robbery and sentenced to serve 5 years in the State
Prison, said sentence being suspended, granted a full pardon
on December 10, 1958.
JAMES McNAIR, convicted in the Juvenile Court of Brow-
ard County, August 1958, of the offense of Non-Support, and
sentenced to serve 6 months in the County Jail, granted a Con-
ditional Pardon on December 10, 1958.
CLARA LOU MILLIENER, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Broward County, October term 1958, of the offense
of Assault and Battery and sentenced to pay a fine of $350.00
or serve 4 months in the Broward County Jail, granted a Con-
ditional Pardon on December 10, 1958.
H. P. MILLS alias KISER MILLS, convicted in the Circuit
Court, Columbia County, Fall term 1942, of Murder in the
Second Degree, and sentenced to serve 20 years in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on December 10, 1958.
EARL MORFORD, convicted in the Court of Crimes, Brow-
ard County, March term 1958, of the offense of Bad Check
Charge, and sentenced to serve 1 year in the Broward County
Stockade, granted a Conditional Pardon on December 10, 1958.
HILLMON MOSLEY, convicted in the Circuit Court, Clay
County, Spring term 1935, of the offense of Statutory Rape,
and sentenced to life imprisonment in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on December 10, 1958.
ROBERT MULLINS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, January term 1957, of the offense
of Unlawfully Discharging Firearms, and sentenced to serve
8 years in the State Prison, granted a Conditional Pardon on
December 10, 1958.
AURELIO PADRON, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, August term 1957, of the offense of
Practicing Dentistry without Certificate, and whose sentence
was suspended, granted a full pardon on December 10, 1958.
GEORGE L. REED, JR., convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, July term 1948, of the offense
of Breaking and Entering, and sentenced to serve 15 years in
the State Prison, granted a full pardon on December 10, 1958.
FRED THOMAS RHODEN, convicted in the United States
District Court, Duval County, February term 1938, of Violation
of Liquor Laws, and placed on probation for 2 years, and who
was convicted in said Court, June term 1945, of Violation of
Liquor Laws, and placed on probation for 5 years, granted
restoration of civil rights in the State of Florida on December
10, 1958.
SOPHIE RUZA, convicted in the Circuit Court, Dade County,
November term 1956, of the offense of Manslaughter, and
sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted a Con-
ditional Pardon on December 10, 1958.
WILLIAM SIMMONS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Broward County, March term 1958, of the offense of
Breaking and Entering and sentenced to serve 1 year in the
County Stockade, granted a Conditional Pardon, on December
10, 1958.
KENNETH STAFFORD, convicted in the Court of Crimes,
Broward County, September term 1958, of the offense of Driving
While Intoxicated and Leaving Scene of Accident, and sen-
tenced to serve 6 months in the Broward County Jail, granted
a Conditional Pardon on December 10, 1958.
RUSSELL STARKEY, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, June term 1957, of the offense of Man-
slaughter, and sentenced to serve 1 year in the County Jail,
granted a full pardon on December 10, 1958.
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sentenced to serve 3 years in the State Prison, granted a com-
mutation of sentence to a term of 6 months in the Bay County
Jail, thereby remitting the remainder of the original sentence,
on December 10, 1958.
GENE LANEY, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Duval County, December term 1954, of the offense of larceny
of an automobile, and sentenced to serve 4 years in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on January 27, 1959.
ELLIOTT ALFORD, convicted in the Circuit Court, Polk
County, Spring term 1947, of Murder in the Second Degree,
and sentenced to life imprisonment, granted a full pardon
on March 11, 1959.
B. F. BRYAN, convicted in the Circuit Court, Polk County,
Fall term 1938, of Murder in the Second Degree, and sentenced
to serve 20 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
March 11, 1959.
LEO W. CAMERON (also known as BO CAMERON), con-
victed in the Circuit Court, Suwannee County, Spring term
1948, of Breaking and Entering an Automobile, and Grand
Larceny, and placed on probation for a period of three years,
granted a full pardon on March 11, 1959.
ROBERT HAMILTON DIAMOND, convicted in the Court
of Common Pleas, Lucas County, Ohio, April 1953, of two
counts of Forgery, and placed on probation for a period of 5
years, granted restoration of his civil rights in the State of
Florida on March 11, 1959.

HENRY GOALWIRE, convicted in the Court of Record,
Broward County, February 1952, of the offense of Man-
slaughter, and placed on probation for a period of 20 years,
granted a full pardon on March 11, 1959.
IKE HUMPHREYS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Levy
County, Spring term 1934, of Murder in the First Degree, and
sentenced to life imprisonment, granted a full pardon on
March 11, 1959.

MILES J. JERNIGAN, convicted in the Court of Record,
Escambia County, July term 1951, of the offenses of Assault
and Battery and Kidnapping, and sentenced to serve 5 years
in the State Prison, granted a full and complete pardon on
March 11, 1959.

EMMA KIRKLAND, convicted in the Circuit Court, Dade
County, Spring term 1951, of Manslaughter, and sentenced
to serve 15 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon
on March 11, 1959.

WILLIE C. MATTOX, convicted in the Circuit Court, Polk
County, Spring term 1947, of Murder in the Second Degree, and
sentenced to life imprisonment, granted a full pardon on
March 11, 1959.

ELMO MIMS, convicted in the Circuit Court, St. Lucie
County, Fall term 1952, of two cases of Assault with Intent
to Commit Manslaughter and sentenced to serve 5 years in
the State Prison on the first case, and 2 years in the State

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SIMMIE LEVI MONTFORD, convicted in the District Court
of the United States, Albany, Georgia, October term 1930, of
the offense of Transporting Moonshine Liquor, and sentenced
to serve one year and one day in a Federal Prison, granted
restoration of his civil rights in the State of Florida on March
11, 1959.
MAHLON S. McGREGOR, convicted in the District Court of
the United States, Jacksonville Division, July term 1948, of
Making False and Fraudulent Claims against the United States
of America in Violation of Title 18, U. S. C., Section 80 (13
counts), and sentenced to serve one year and one day in a
Federal Prison and to pay fines in the total sum of $5,000.00,
granted restoration of his civil rights in the State of Florida
on March 11, 1959.



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THOMAS (THOMAY) OGLESBY, convicted in the Circuit
Court, Seminole County, December term 1931, of Murder in
the First Degree, and sentenced to life imprisonment, granted
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GLENN PAYNE, convicted in the Circuit Court, Suwannee
County, Fall term 1951, of the offense of Breaking and Enter-
ing, and sentenced to serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on March 11, 1959.
PERCIE H. RESMONDO, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Escambia County, Fall term 1947, of Murder in the Second
Degree, and sentenced to serve 30 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on March 11, 1959.
HUBERT E. RIDAUGHT, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Putnam County, Fall term 1956, of the offense of Possession
of Moonshine Whiskey, and placed on probation for a period
of 3 years, granted a full pardon on March 11, 1959.
HARVEY ROSENSTEIN, convicted in the Court of General
Sessions, New York County, New York, April term 1936, of
the offense of attempted Robbery-Third Degree, and sentenced
to serve 2 years in the New York City Reformatory of Mis-
demeanants, granted restoration of his civil rights in the State
of Florida on March 11, 1959.
BENJAMIN STAFFORD, convicted in the United States Dis-
trict Court for the Southern District of Florida, April term
1956, of the offense of FHA Fraud, and sentenced to pay a
fine of $500.00 and placed on probation for a period of one
year, granted restoration of his civil rights in the State of
Florida on March 11, 1959.
TOM TAVALACCIO, convicted in the Circuit Court, Pinellas
County, Fall term 1950, of two charges of Breaking and En-
tering with Intent to commit a Felony, and sentenced to serve
5 years in the State Prison on each charge, said sentences to
run concurrently, granted a full pardon on March 11, 1959.
E. B. WINSOR, convicted in the Circuit Court, Putnam
County, Fall term 1949, of the offense of Embezzlement, and
sentenced to serve 6 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on March 11, 1959.
JOHN J. BARRY, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Palm Beach County, September term 1958, of the offense of
Grand Larceny, and sentenced to pay a fine of $1000.00 or
serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
March 17, 1959.
MORRIS C. BENNETT, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, November term 1957, of the
offense of Violation of Narcotics Law, and sentenced to pay
a fine of $250.00 or serve 90 days in the County Jail, granted
a full pardon on March 17, 1959.
ROBERT S. FERER, convicted in the Police Court, Omaha,
Nebraska, as follows: Vagrancy, on November 7, 1936, 10 day
jail sentence suspended; Vagrancy, on May 27, 1942, sentenced
to pay a fine of $1.00 and costs, which sentence was later
suspended; Vagrancy, fine of $1.00 and costs, suspended;
Keeper of Disorderly House, May 2, 1949, sentenced to pay
a fine of $25.00 and costs; Keeper of Disorderly House, No-
vember 17, 1952, sentenced to pay a fine of $25.00 and costs;
and nine other minor arrests in Nebraska, and one minor
arrest in California, which were dismissed, granted restoration
of his civil rights in the State of Florida on March 17, 1959.
EDWARD MILAN, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Hillsborough County, October term 1956, of the offense of
being a Second Offender, and sentenced to serve 20 years in
the State Prison, granted a Conditional Pardon on March
17, 1959.
NORMAN EDWIN PADGETT, convicted in the Court of
Crimes, Broward County, March term 1956, of the offense of
Conspiracy to Violate State Game Regulations, and sentenced
to pay a fine in the amount of $450.00 and serve 3 months in
the County Jail, granted a Commutation of Sentence to the
payment of a fine in the sum of $225.00 and a jail sentence of
45 days, on March 17, 1959.
TILLMAN COLEMAN THOMPSON, convicted in the Court
of Crimes, Broward County, March term 1956, of the offense
of Conspiracy to Violate State Game Regulations, and sen-
tenced to pay a fine in the amount of $450.00 and serve 3
months in the County Jail, granted a Commutation of Sentence



to the payment of a fine in the sum of $225.00 and a jail sen-
tence of 45 days, on March 17, 1959.
SID WHITE, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Dade County, October term 1955, of the offense of Possession
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of $100 and costs of Court, or serve 60 days in the County Jail,
granted a full pardon on March 17, 1959.
MICHAEL C. JONES, convicted in Criminal Court of Record,
Hillsborough County, January 29, 1935, of Principal in Second
Degree of Hi-Way Robbery, and sentenced to life imprisonment,
granted a full pardon on April 1, 1959.
REPRIEVES
GERALD WATSON, convicted in Criminal Court of Record,
Hillsborough County, January 1954, of the offense of Burglary,
and sentenced to serve five years in the State Prison. granted
reprieve for 60 days from April 2, 1957.
G. A. WINSTEAD, convicted in the Circuit Court, Bay County,
Fall term 1955, of three counts of violation of uniform Nar-
cotic Drug Law of the State of Florida, and sentenced to serve
ten years in the State Prison, granted reprieve on April 5,
1957, for 30 days from April 17, 1957.
ANDERSON THOMAS, convicted in Criminal Court of Record,
Orange County, December 3, 1952, of Breaking and Entering to
Commit a Misdemeanor, and sentenced to serve one year in
the Orange County Jail, granted reprieve for 60 days from
April 30, 1957.
RAYMOND DEWEY MARTIN, also known as Raymond Dewey
Baxter, convicted in Criminal Court of Record, Hillsborough
County, January 31, 1955, of the offense of Crime Against
Nature, and sentenced to serve seven years in the State Prison,
granted reprieve on May 23, 1957, for 30 days from May 27,
1957.
GERALD WATSON, convicted in Criminal Court of Record,
Hillsborough County, in January 1954, of the offense of Burg-
lary, and sentenced to serve five years in the State Prison,
granted reprieve for 30 days from May 31, 1957.
HERMAN L. BERR, convicted in the Court of Crimes, Dade
County, December 1955, of the offense of Bookmaking, and
sentenced to serve 90 days in the Dade County Jail, granted
reprieve for 45 days from June 5, 1957.
GEORGE WYNUARD WALKER, convicted in the Circuit
Court, Okaloosa County, March 21, 1957, of the offense of
Robbery, and sentenced to serve five years in the State Prison,
granted reprieve for 30 days from June 6, 1957.
BILLY GROOMS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Nassau
County, April 1, 1957, of Embezzlement by Municipal Officer,
and sentenced to serve three years in the State Prison, granted
reprieve for 20 days from September 6, 1957.
ARTHUR RAY ATWELL, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Polk County, 1954, of Driving While Intoxicated,
and sentenced to serve ninety days in the Polk County Jail,
granted reprieve for 30 days from October 14, 1957.
SAMUEL A. YOUNGHANS, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Dade County, on August 29, 1956, of Accepting
Unauthorized Compensation, and sentenced to serve one year
in the State Prison, granted reprieve for 60 days from October
14, 1957.
ARTHUR RAY ATWELL, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Polk County, June 1954, of Driving While Intoxi-
cated, and sentenced to serve 90 days in the Polk County Jail,
granted reprieve on November 13, 1957, for 30 days from No-
vember 14, 1957.
MARY FREEMAN, convicted in the Circuit Court of the
Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Dade County, April 22, 1956, of
Manslaughter, and sentenced to serve ten years in the State
Prison, granted reprieve for 60 days from November 15, 1957.
C. W. MEARS, convicted in the Circuit Court of Jackson
County, December 2, 1957, of the offense of assault with
intent to Murder in the First Degree, and sentenced to serve
three years in the State Prison, granted reprieve for 60 days
from December 11, 1957.
SAMUEL A. YOUNGHANS, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Dade County, on August 29, 1956, of Accepting
Unauthorized Compensation, and sentenced to serve one year
in the State Prison, granted reprieve on December 12, 1957,
for a period of time to February 2, 1958.
A. O. CAMPBELL, convicted in the Circuit Court of Leon



County, on February 3, 1956, of the offenses of Abortion, and
manslaughter, and sentenced to serve four years in the State



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tions, Atomic Energy, Banks & Loans, Census & Apportion-
ment, Citrus, Claims, Commerce & Reciprocal Trade, Consti-
tutional Amendments, County Government, Drainage & Water
Conservation, Education-Higher Learning, Education-Public
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Prison, granted reprieve for 15 days from December 27, 1957.
LOUIS ALCALA, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Hillsborough County, on February 4, 1955, of the offense of
selling alcoholic beverages after legal closing hours, and sen-
tenced to serve 60 days in the Hillsborough County Jail, granted
reprieve for 10 days from January 10, 1958.
LOU FIGUEREDO, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, October term 1956, of six counts
of Violation of Bail Bond Statutes, and on the sixth count
sentenced on February 6, 1958, to serve six months in the
County Jail, granted reprieve for 45 days from February
7, 1958.
ERNEST L. GANEY, convicted in Criminal Court of
Record, Duval County, September 9, 1957, of Aggravated
Assault and sentenced to serve one year in the State Prison,
granted reprieve for 60 days from May 14, 1958.
JOHN FRANCIS ALLEN, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Dade County, January 21, 1957, of Manslaughter,
and sentenced to serve two years in the State Prison, granted
reprieve for 30 days from June 4, 1958.
DREW R. HUGHES, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Polk County, July 23, 1956, of two counts of Grand
Larceny and sentenced to serve five years on each count in
the State Prison, granted reprieves as follows: 30 days from
June 27, 1958, and 30 days from July 25, 1958.
W. H. WIGGINS, convicted in the Circuit Court of Bay
County, Fall term 1957, of breaking and entering with intent
to commit a misdemeanor, and sentenced to serve three years
in the State Prison, granted reprieve for 30 days from Sep-
tember 18, 1958.
THERESA M. KENNEDY, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Dade County, September 24, 1957, of attempted
arson and sentenced to serve three years in the State Prison,
granted reprieve for 30 days from October 13, 1958.
W. H. WIGGINS, convicted in the Circuit Court of Bay
County Fall term 1957, of breaking and entering with intent
to commit a misdemeanor, and sentenced to serve three years
in the State Prison, granted reprieve for 30 days from Octo-
ber 21, 1958.
ROBERT MULLINS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, February term 1956, of unlaw-
fully discharging firearms, and sentenced to serve eight years
in the State Prison, granted reprieve for 30 days from Novem-
ber 14, 1958.
BEN BABE SHARGAA, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Broward County, March 20, 1956, of Being a Second
Offender, and sentenced to serve 8 years in the State Prison,
granted reprieve for 30 days from November 26, 1958.
PATRICK JOHN YOUNG, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Broward County, November 1, 1957, of accepting
a bribe, and sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison,
granted reprieve for 30 days from January 31, 1959.
Mr. Conner moved that the House stand in informal recess
to permit the Committee on Rules & Calendar to hold a
meeting.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 10:10 A.M., the House stood in
informal recess.
The House reconvened at 10:35 A.M.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
A quorum present.
The Speaker requested Mr. Ayers to stand while the House
honored him by singing "Happy Birthday."
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
The Chairmen of the following standing committees re-
ported that their committees were duly organized and ready
to transact business: Committees on Agriculture, Appropria-












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ation, Forestry, Game & Fresh Water Fish, Governmental
Reorganization, Hotels & Restaurants, House Administration,
Industrial Development, Insurance, Judiciary A, Judiciary B,
Judiciary C, Judiciary D, Labor, Livestock, Mental Health,
Military & Veterans Affairs, Motor Vehicles & Carriers, Oil,
Phosphate & Minerals, Pensions & Retirement, Personnel,
Public Amusements, Public Health, Public Lands & Parks,
Public Printing, Public Roads & Highways, Public Safety, Pub-
lic Utilities, Public Welfare, Resolutions & Memorials, Rules
& Calendar, Salt Water Conservation, State Advertising, State
Correctional Institutions, State Institutions, Statutory Revi-
sion, Temperance, and Workmen's Compensation.
Mr. Conner moved that the rules be waived and the House
revert to the order of Introduction and Reference of House
Bills, Joint Resolutions, House Resolutions, Concurrent Reso-
lutions and Memorials.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was
so ordered.
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CON-
CURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Messrs. Rowell of Sumter, Karl of Volusia, and Daniel of
Lake-
H. C. R. NO. 6-A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION RELAT-
ING TO PAYMENT FOR PAINTING PORTRAITS OF
SPEAKERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
WHEREAS, by House Concurrent Resolution No. 1526 of the
1957 legislature, a committee, of three (3) Representatives, was
authorized to have portraits of former Speakers of the House
of Representatives painted, and
WHEREAS, this committee has completed its assignment,
NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE
CONCURRING:
Section 1. That the work of the appointed committee is
hereby approved and costs validated and the Speaker of the
House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Committee
on House Administration are hereby authorized and directed
to pay the artists employed and the Legislature authorizes
such sum as necessary from the legislative appropriation for
payment of five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each portrait
submitted and accepted.
Section 2. That a copy of this resolution be filed with the
Comptroller and that payment for the above be expedited by
the committee.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Commit-
tee on Resolutions & Memorials.
By Mr. Hosford of Liberty-
H. B. No. 7-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Liberty County Port Authority; providing for termination of
the terms of present membership and transfer of powers and
duties to Board of County Commissioners; providing for trans-
fer of all properties to Board of County Commissioners; pro-
viding effective date; amending Section 2 and repealing Sec-
tion 3, Chapter 57-1533, Acts of 1957.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 7.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Hosford of Liberty-
H. B. No. 8-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the Liberty
County Welfare Board; amending Sections 1 and 2 of Chapter
57-1532, Special Acts 1957, by providing for termination of
present membership of Liberty County Welfare Board and
transfer of their authority to Board of County Commissioners



of Liberty County; transfer of all properties to Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners; and providing an effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 8.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of



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Walker of Collier, Williams of Columbia, Williams of Hardee,
and Mrs. Johnson of Orange-
H. B. No. 12-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Elec-
tions; amending Sections 100.061 and 100.091, Florida Statutes,
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Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Reedy and Daniel of Lake, Saunders of Clay,
Chappell of Marion, McAlpin of Hamilton, Roberts of Palm
Beach, Usina of St. Johns, Beck of Putnam, Conner of Brad-
ford, Nash of Franklin, Rowell of Sumter, Eldredge of Dade,
Ryan of Broward, Kimbrough of Santa Rosa, Roberts of Union,
Mitchell of Washington, Stewart of Okaloosa, Wadsworth of
Flagler, Chaires of Dixie, Williams of Columbia, Roberts of
Suwannee, Walker of Collier, Smith of DeSoto, Williams of
Hardee, Costin of Gulf, Peeples of Glades, McClain of Pasco,
Whitaker of Hillsborough, Askins of Nassau, Turlington of
Alachua, Stone of Escambia, Mathews of Duval, Peacock of
Jackson, Strickland of Citrus, Livingston of Highlands, Ayers
of Hernando, Mattox of Polk, Drummond of Holmes, Russell of
Pinellas, Frederick of Seminole, Craig of St. Johns, Miner of
Hendry, Fuqua of Calhoun, Chiles of Polk, Hollahan of Dade,
Griffin of Polk, Wise of Okaloosa, Hosford of Liberty, Shaffer
of Pinellas, Cleveland of Seminole, Stallings of Duval, Fagan of
Alachua, Pruitt of Brevard, Scott of Martin, Boylston and
Edmondson of Sarasota, Mitchell of Leon and Mrs. Johnson
of Orange-
H. B. No. 9-A bill to be entitled An Act declaring the pur-
pose of the State of Florida to support the organized, systema-
tic distribution of the real facts concerning said State and the
South; to implement said purpose; creating a commission for
the administration of said program and to cooperate with other
states similarly situated; appropriating funds to activate said
commission, and for related purposes; providing an effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations and Rules & Calendar.
By Mr. Strickland of Citrus-
H. B. No. 10-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County to grant
franchises for water works or sewer systems, or both, in un-
incorporated areas in said county; to prescribe water and
sewer rates and reasonable provisions for operation by the
franchise holder; and providing an effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 10.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution. has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Saunders of Clay-
H. B. No. 11-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to tax on
sales, use and certain transactions; amending Subsection (5)
of Section 212.08 and Subsection (1) of Section 212.081, Florida
Statutes; providing removal of the exemption on alcoholic and
malt beverages.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. Saunders of Clay, Hollahan, Herrell and Eldredge
of Dade, Daniel and Reedy of Lake, Stone of Escambia, Askins
of Nassau, Ayers of Hernando, Boyd and Knowles of Manatee,
Boylston and Edmondson of Sarasota, Conner of Bradford,
Craig and Usina of St. Johns, Drummond of Holmes, Fagan
and Turlington of Alachua, Hathaway of Charlotte, Hosford
of Liberty, Inman of Orange, Arrington and Inman of Gads-
den, Anderson of Jefferson, Allsworth of Broward, Jones of
Taylor, Karl and Sweeny of Volusia, Kimbrough of Santa
Rosa, Markham of Okeechobee, Mathews and Stallings of
Duval, McClain of Pasco, Mitchell of Washington, Nash of
Franklin, Papy and Cuningham of Monroe, Shipp and Peacock
of Jackson, Roberts of Union, Roberts of Palm Beach, Shaffer
of Pinellas, Smith of DeSoto, Stewart of Okaloosa, Strickland
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1957, relating to first and second primary elections; providing
an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Messrs. Blank and Roberts of Palm Beach, Askins of Nas-
sau, Ayers of Hernando, Boyd of Manatee, Boylston of Sara-
sota, Carney of Pinellas, Edmondson of Sarasota, Eldredge
of Dade, Hathaway of Charlotte, Hollahan of Dade, Inman
of Gadsden, Markham of Okeechobee, Marshburn of Levy,
Mathews of Duval, Mattox of Polk, McClain of Pasco, Peeples
of Glades, Pruitt of Brevard, Reedy of Lake, Russell of Pinellas,
Ryan of Broward, Shaffer of Pinellas, Sheppard of Lee, Shipp
of Jackson, Stallings of Duval, Walker of Collier, and Williams
of Hardee-
H. B. No. 13-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to in-
tangible tax; amending Subsections (1) and (2) of Section
199.11, Florida Statutes, decreasing the intangible tax on Class
A and B intangible personal property; and providing an effec-
tive date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Hosford of Liberty-
H. B. No. 14-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Liberty
County; prescribing the compensation of the county judge;
repealing Chapter 25430, Laws of Florida, 1949; and providing
an effective date.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
14.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and ordered
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Hosford of Liberty-
H. B. No. 15-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Liberty
County; increasing the compensation of the county tax assessor
and county tax collector, such compensation to be prorated,
based on taxes levied by the County Commissioners and Schooll
Board; repealing Chapter 28489, Laws of Florida, 1953; and
providing an effective date.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
15.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and ordered
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Hosford of Liberty-
H. B. No. 16-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to all
counties having a population of not less than three thousand
(3,000) nor more than three thousand three hundred (3,300)
inhabitants according to the latest official state-wide decennial
census; fixing the salary of the superintendent of pubic in-
struction; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Hosford of Liberty-
H. B. No. 17-A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the com-
pensation of the County Board of Public Instruction in all
counties having a population of not less than three thousand
(3,000) nor more than three thousand three hundred (3,300)
by the latest official statewide decennial census; and providing
an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Hosford of Liberty--
H. B. No. 18-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to annual
salaries of county commissioners; amending paragraph (b)
of Subsection (1) of Section 125.161, Florida Statutes, as



amended by Chapter 57-798, Acts of 1957.



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tendance and enrollment in public schools; providing an effec-
tive date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Mr. Hosford of Liberty-
H. B. No. 19-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the
publishing of the minutes of the meetings of the Board of
County Commissioners and the Board of Public Instruction in
counties in the state having a population of not less than three
thousand (3,000) and not more than three thousand three
hundred (3,300), according to the latest official statewide
decennial census; repealing Chapter 22375, Laws of 1943; pro-
viding an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Hosford of Liberty-
H. B. No. 20-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to public
schools; providing a basis for compensation of county super-
intendent in counties of less than two hundred thousand
(200,000); repealing Subsection (5) of Section 230.302, Florida
Statutes; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Hosford of Liberty-
H. B. No. 21-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
compensation of the justices of the peace and the constables in
Liberty County, Florida; amending Sections 3 and 4 of Chapter
20643, Acts of 1941.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
21.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.

By Mr. Hosford of Liberty-
H. B. No. 22-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to tax
certificates; providing for the cancellation of all tax certificates
issued between 1940 and 1954 inclusive for county taxes in
counties in the state having a population of not less than three
thousand (3,000) and not more than three thousand three
hundred (3,300), according to the latest official state-wide de-
cennial census; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Hosford of Liberty-
H. B. No. 23-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
the relief of Arthur G. Preacher, David L. Sykes, Howard
Hornsby, Joe Edd Ward, Frank J. Kirkland and George Norris
Peddie, individually and as county commissioners of Liberty
county; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Hosford of Liberty-
H. B. No. 24-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
relief of Clifford Whittle, J. A. Walden, Barney H. Stoutamire,
Alfred A. Beck, Donald Gregory, Clyde C. Sumner, and D. F.
Loney, Jr., individually and as members of the Board of Public
Instruction of Liberty county; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
H. B. No. 25-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to compul-
sory school attendance; amending Section 232.01, Florida
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By Messrs. Mathews, Stallings, and Westberry of Duval,
Shipp and Peacock of Jackson, Askins of Nassau, Crews of
Baker, Reedy and Daniel of Lake, Lancaster of Gilchrist,
Marshburn of Levy, O'Neill of Marion, Vocelle of Indian River,
Wadsworth of Flagler, and Boylston and Edmondson of Sara-
sota-
H. B. No. 26-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to elec-
tions; amending Sections 100.061 and 100.091, Florida Statutes,
as amended by Sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 57-166, Acts of 1957
relating to first and second primary elections; providing an
effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Inman and Mrs. Johnson of Orange-
H. B. No. 27-A bill to be entitled An Act to create in the
City of Winter Park, Florida, a retirement system for police
officers in said city to be known as "Winter Park Police Of-
ficers Retirement System," which system is in substitution for
the Police Officers Retirement Fund and System thereunder
now and heretofore existing under Chapter 185, Florida Stat-
utes, which latter system is abolished on the effective date of
this act; to provide a fund to be known as "Winter Park Police
Officers Retirement Fund;" to provide for the creation of a
Board of Trustees to administer said Fund and to prescribe the
powers and duties of such Board; to provide rules and regula-
tions for the administration of the system created hereunder;
to provide for investment and safekeeping of the funds created
under this act; to prescribe the qualifications as to who shall
be eligible for and who shall receive a pension under this act;
to provide sums to police officers in said city as shall be retired
or who are disabled; to provide for benefits upon death or
termination of employment to such police officers as may be
entitled to said benefits under this act; to provide for preserva-
tion of possible existing vested rights under the above abolish-
ed system; to provide for enforcement of this act; to maintain
in force and effect provisions of Chapter 185, Florida Statutes,
relating to the powers of municipalities to impose a premium
receipts tax as provided and in relation to the collection and
distribution of said tax; to provide for the repealing of all
laws or all parts of laws in conflict with this act; and to fix
the effective date of this act.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
27.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
The above bill was read the first time by title and ordered
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Peacock of Jackson, Saunders of Clay, Williams
of Hardee, Roberts of Union, Askew of Escambia, Kimbrough
of Santa Rosa, Walker of Collier, Reedy of Lake, Mann of
Hillsborough, Hosford of Liberty, Roberts of Suwannee, Stewart
of Okaloosa, McClain of Pasco, Smith of DeSoto, Wadsworth
of Flagler, Strickland of Citrus, Askins of Nassau, Anderson of
Jefferson, Sweeny of Volusia, McAlpin of Hamilton, Scott of
Martin, Peeples of Glades, Nash of Franklin, Blank of Palm
Beach, Mitchell of Washington, Marshburn of Levy, Miner of
Hendry, Ayers of Hernando, Arrington of Gadsden, Cunning-
ham of Monroe, Horne of Leon, Craig of St. Johns, Usina of
St. Johns, Conner of Bradford, Inman of Orange, Mattox of
Polk, Frederick of Seminole, Carney of Pinellas, Russell and
Shaffer of Pinellas, Liles of Hillsborough, Williams of Colum-
bia, Griffin of Osceola, Harris of Bay, Pruitt of Brevard, Beck
of Putnam, Eldredge of Dade, Griffin of Polk, Chiles of Polk,
Whitaker of Hillsborough, Fuqua of Calhoun, Fagan of Alachua,
and Jones of Taylor--
H. B. No. 28-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to elec-
tions; amending Sections 100.061 and 100.091, Florida Statutes,
as amended by Sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 57-166, Acts of
1957, relating to first and second primary elections; providing
an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Messrs. Cleveland and Frederick of Seminole, Mann of



Hillsborough, Reedy of Lake, Allsworth and Ryan of Broward,
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Hernando, Blank and Roberts of Palm Beach, Boylston and
Edmondson of Sarasota, Chiles and Griffin of Polk, Conner of
Bradford, Craig and Usina of St. Johns, Papy and Cunning-
ham of Monroe, Eldredge, Herrell and Hollahan of Dade,
Fagan and Turlington of Alachua, Horne and Mitchell of
Leon, Inman of Orange, Jones of Taylor, Karl and Sweeny of
Volusia, Kimbrough of Santa Rosa, McClain of Pasco, Nash of
Franklin, Pruitt of Brevard, Roberts of Suwannee, Rowell of
Sumter, Russell of Pinellas, Scott of Martin, Shipp of Jackson,
Smith of DeSoto, Stewart of Okaloosa, Strickland of Citrus,
Vocelle of Indian River, Wadsworth of Flagler, Walker of Col-
lier, Williams of Hardee, Anderson of Jefferson, and Mrs.
Johnson of Orange-
H. B. No. 29-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to judicial
proof; amending Chapter 90, Florida Statutes, by adding Sec-
tion 90.041 to provide that each clergyman, priest and rabbi is
incompetent as a witness in relation to communications en-
trusted to him in his professional capacity; providing excep-
tion; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 30-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend para-
graph (a) of Sub-section (3) of Section 601.15, Florida Stat-
utes 1957, relating to excise taxes on citrus so as to provide for
an increase of the excise taxes on oranges from three cents per
standard packed box to five cents per standard packed box, and
fixing the period during which such increase shall be in effect;
to provide that this Act shall not repeal or affect to any extent
Section 601.151, Florida Statutes 1957, or any amendment
thereof and to provide for an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 31-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
601.151, Florida Statutes 1957, relating to excise taxes on
grapefruit, providing for an additional excise tax on grapefruit
of two cents per standard packed box for a period of four
years from August 1, 1959; providing for a reserve fund for
rebate for brand advertising for fresh grapefruit under rules
and regulations issued by the Florida Citrus Commission; pro-
viding for reversion of unclaimed balance in such reserve fund
to Florida citrus advertising fund; and providing that this Act
shall expire on July 31, 1963; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 32-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
601.90 Florida Statutes 1957 by exempting limes from the pro-
vision thereof, extending the time in which the Commission
may act after an occurrence of freezing temperature and ex-
tending the embargo from seven to ten days.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 33-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
601.50 Florida Statutes 1957, relating to shipment of citrus for
certain purposes so as to provide that shipments under sub-
paragraphs (1) and (4) of said Section shall meet minimum
grade standards as may be established by the Florida Citrus
Commission.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 34-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
601.20, Florida Statutes 1957, relating to and establishing
minimum ratios of the total soluble solids of the juice of
oranges, excluding temple oranges, to the anhydrous citric
acid, and fixing an effective date.



The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 35-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend para-
graph (1) of Section 601.81, Florida Statutes 1957, relating to













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and establishing minimum standards of oranges to be colored
by increasing minimum ratio of solids to acid, and fixing an
effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 36-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section 8 of Section 601.15, Florida Statutes 1957, relating to
advertising fund to provide for the payment of expenses of
employees of the Florida Citrus Commission and setting up a
fund for promotional activities in connection with the sale of
citrus fruits and products, and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 37-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
601.79, Florida Statutes 1957, relating to the coloring of citrus
fruit so as to authorize the coloring of not more than 300,000
boxes of temple oranges annually for experimental purposes
having a ratio of not less than 9 to 1 until July 31, 1961, under
rules and regulations to be fixed by the commission controlling
the permits and fixing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 38 A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 601.04 Florida Statutes 1957 so as to change the Classi-
fication of the members of the Florida Citrus Commission
by providing that seven members shall be designated as
grower members and fixing their qualifications; and providing
that five members shall be designated as grower-handler mem-
bers and fixing their qualifications; further providing that
the present members of the commission shall continue to serve
until the expiration of their present terms; further providing
that when appointments are made the governor shall publicly
announce the actual classification and district each member
represents; and providing further that the classification of
the members of the Florida Citrus Commission shall con-
tinue throughout the respective term of office of all members
and in the event of a change in the classification of any
member during his term of office to the extent that he does
not meet the qualifications fixed that the governor shall
replace such disqualified member with a properly qualified
member; and fixing an effective date.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 39 A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
whenever the Florida Citrus Commission determines that
serious damage has resulted to citrus fruit from freezing
temperatures, it shall also determine and establish maximum
freeze damage of citrus fruit to be used in any chilled or
canned or concentrated product and also regulate the methods
and practices of handling raw fruit and processing methods
and practices; providing a severability clause and fixing the
effective date hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.

By Mr. Williams of Hardee--
H. B. No. 40 A bill to be entitled An Act to amend section
601.03 Florida Statutes 1957 relating to definitions in the
citrus code by adding a new sub-section defining Murcott
Honey Oranges, and fixing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee--



H. B. No. 41-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
601.16 Florida Statutes 1957 relating to grapefruit maturity
standards by adding a new paragraph empowering the Florida



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H. B. No. 48-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to divorce
proceedings; repealing Section 65.20, Florida Statutes, which
relates to the delay period required prior to taking testimony
in said proceedings.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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Citrus Commission, after a public hearing, to waive the
minimum solids requirements on grapefruit to be used for
processing purposes during the period from April 15 through
July 31 of each year, and fixing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 42-A bill to be entitled An Act to grant to the
Florida Citrus Commission additional powers involving quality
standards for frozen concentrated orange juice over and above
the minimum requirements of Section 601.0108, Florida Stat-
utes 1957, and quality standards for other citrus products
over and above the minimum requirements now fixed by law
and provide for the appointment of quality committees to
advise and consult with the Florida Citrus Commission involv-
ing such additional powers and fixing their duties as mem-
bers of such committees, and providing for an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 43-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
sections (a), (b), (e) and (f) of paragraph (1) of Section
601.28 Florida Statutes 1957, relating to inspection fees by
increasing the inspection fees on fresh citrus fruits and canned,
processed or concentrated products, and providing an effec-
tive date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 44-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that on
frozen concentrated grapefruit juice and other chilled citrus
products manufactured in Florida the word "substandard"
shall appear on the label unless the same meets the minimum
requirements of law or any rule or regulation established by
the Florida Citrus Commission regarding quality or grade
standards, and fixing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 45-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to trucks,
tractors, trailers or other motor vehicles hauling citrus fruit
on the highways; providing for name designation of owner
and other information and providing penalty for violation,
and fixing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 46-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section 4 of Section 601.03 Florida Statutes 1957, relative to
the definition of "canned products", by enlarging such defi-
nition to include products packed in some other containers,
and fixing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 47-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to pay
of jurors; amending Section 40.24, Florida Statutes, by pro-
viding that jurors be paid ten dollars ($10.00) a day; pro-
viding an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Vocelle of Indian River, Kimbrough of Santa
Rosa and Williams of Columbia-













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By Messrs. Home and Mitchell of Leon and Craig of St.
Johns-
H. B. No. 49-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to funeral
directors and embalmers; amending Chapter 470, Florida Stat-
utes, by adding additional sections thereto, to be assigned
numbers by the statutory revision department of the Attorney
General's office; providing for licensing and regulation by the
State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers; providing an
effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Horne and Mitchell of Leon and Craig of St.
Johns-
H. B. No. 50-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to funeral
directors and embalmers; amending Sections 470.09 by adding
thereto a fourth unnumbered paragraph and 470.10(1), Florida
Statutes; providing for the destruction of certain papers and
records; providing for annual renewal of licenses to persons
engaged in funeral directing and embalming; providing for
registering intern trainees or apprentices and setting annual
renewal and registration fee; providing penalty for violation;
providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Mitchell and Horne of Leon and Craig of St.
Johns-
H. B. No. 51-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to State
Plant Board; amending Sections 581.081 and 581.082, Florida
Statutes; providing for certificate of inspection by eliminating
dual inspection of nursery stock; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.
By Messrs. Inman of Orange, Williams of Hardee, Stewart
of Okaloosa, Peacock of Jackson, Ayers of Hernando, Smith
of DeSoto, Walker of Collier, Mattox of Polk, Craig of St.
Johns, Cleveland of Seminole, Eldredge of Dade, Nash of
Franklin, Askins of Nassau, Drummond of Holmes, Pruitt of
Brevard, Fagan of Alachua, Griffin of Polk, Chiles of Polk,
Kimbrough of Santa Rosa, Hollahan of Dade, Saunders of
Clay, Shipp of Jackson, Usina of St. Johns, Crews of Baker,
Wise of Okaloosa, Boyd and Knowles of Manatee, Boylston and
Edmondson of Sarasota, Chappell and O'Neill of Marion, Con-
ner of Bradford, Costin of Gulf, Daniel and Reedy of Lake,
Turlington of Alachua, Fuqua of Calhoun, Hathaway of Char-
lotte, Horne and Mitchell of Leon, Hosford of Liberty, Karl
of Volusia, McAlpin of Hamilton, McClain of Pasco, Mitchell
of Washington, Peavy of Madison, Roberts of Palm Beach,
Roberts of Suwannee, Rowell of Sumter, Scott of Martin,
Stallings of Duval, Strickland of Citrus, Wadsworth of Flagler,
Whitaker of Hillsborough, Williams of Columbia, and Mrs.
Johnson of Orange-
H. B. No. 52-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
county school system; amending paragraph (b) of Subsection
(6) of Section 230.23, Florida Statutes, by providing discre-
tionary power in the county school boards to separate the
sexes; providing an effective date.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-- Public Schools.
By Messrs. McAlpin of Hamilton, Rowell of Sumter, Peacock
of Jackson, Wise of Okaloosa, Roberts of Suwannee, Saunders
of Clay, Kimbrough of Santa Rosa, Strickland of Citrus,
Roberts of Union, Fuqua of Calhoun, Stewart of Okaloosa,
Reedy of Lake, Chaires of Dixie, Lancaster of Gilchrist,
Hatcher of Lafayette, Stallings of Duval, Williams of Colum-
bia, Mitchell of Leon, Russ of Wakulla, Hosford of Liberty,
Smith of DeSoto, Shaffer of Pinellas, Mattox of Polk, Marsh-
burn of Levy, Anderson of Jefferson, and Peavy of Madison--

H. B. No. 53-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for a



local option to suspend operation of public schools; procedures
for petition and election; powers and duties of county school
boards and county commissioners relating thereto; to provide
for the recall of county school officials; tuition grants to pupils
of suspended schools; the continuation of teaching contracts



April 8, 1959



and retirement privileges; the re-establishment of public
schools; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Rules & Calendar.
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Mr. Chaires introduced a group of 74 students of the 11th
and 12th grades from Dixie County High School, together
with teachers, Mr. E. P. Greene, Mr. Philip Spear and Mr.
Jerry Marsee.
COMMUNICATIONS
The following communication was received and read:
STATE OF FLORIDA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
TALLAHASSEE
April 8, 1959
Honorable Thomas D. Beasley,
Speaker, House of Representatives
Capitol Building,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Mr. Speaker:
Justice Stephen C. O'Connell and I would like the privilege
of addressing a joint session of the Senate and House of Rep-
resentatives on Thursday, April 9, concerning the matter of
constitutional revision.
I suggest the time of 11:30 a. m., if the same is agreeable
to you and the other members of the Legislature.
Respectfully,
LeROY COLLINS,
Governor.
Mr. Conner moved that the request of the Governor be
granted and the House invite the Members of the Senate to
convene in Joint Session in the House Chamber at 11:15 A. M.,
on April 9, 1959, for the purpose of hearing the addresses of
Governor LeRoy Collins and Justice Stephen C. O'Connell.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON
RULES & CALENDAR
April 8, 1959
Honorable Thomas D. Beasley,
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Sir:
I have the honor to report that your Committee on Rules
& Calendar has met and, by unanimous vote, recommends the
following changes in the 1957 Rules of the House of Repre-
sentatives, and further recommends that the 1957 Rules with
said changes be adopted as the Rules of the 1959 House of
Representatives.
1. Rule 1: In the sixth line from the bottom, after the
word "appoint", add the word "the" and strike the words
"Chief Clerk and the".
2. Rule 4: In the twenty-second line from the top, after
the word "vote.", strike the sentence reading "Thereafter, a
Member's vote on a measure may be changed at his request
only by unanimous consent.", and insert in lieu thereof, the
following sentence: "After the vote has been announced, a
member by unanimous consent may change his vote on the
measure except that no such change of 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."
3. Rule 16: Strike the last sentence.
4. Rule 19: In the first line, after the word "be", strike
the words "proposed by sending these", and insert in lieu there-
of the word "sent".
In the third line, after the words "Sergeant-at-Arms", strike
the period and the words "Amendments shall be taken up", and
insert in lieu thereof the words "but shall be taken up only".
In the first line of the second paragraph from the bottom,
strike the word "proposed" and insert in lieu thereof the words
"taken up".



5. In Rule 42: Under item 11, subsection (1), line one,
after the word "Senate" insert the words "concurrent resolu-
tions, memorials," and after the words "general bills", strike



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the words "for second reading" and insert in lieu thereof, "and
joint resolutions".
6. Rule 44: In the fifth line, after the word "House", insert
the words "or the Speaker".
In the sixth line, strike the number "1,000" and insert in
lieu thereof the number "500".
7. Rule 46: In the fourth line from the bottom, after the
word "tabled", strike the words "in the same manner as a
measure unfavorably reported".
8. Rule 47: In the fourth line, strike the words "or di-
rected by the House".
In the twenty-second line, after the word "to", insert the
word "materially".
In line thirty-three, strike the word "shall" and insert in
lieu thereof the words "may, in the discretion of the Speaker,".
Strike the last sentence of the first paragraph of said Rule
47.
In the third paragraph, strike lines seven through fourteen.
In the last line of the third paragraph, strike the word
"majority" and insert in lieu thereof the words "two-thirds".
9. Rule 52: At the end of said Rule, add the sentence "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."
10. Rule 53: Strike the first word, "Upon", and insert in
lieu thereof the word "After".
11. Rule 56: Beginning on line four, strike the words "Bills
of a general nature on Second Reading", and insert in lieu
thereof the words "concurrent resolutions, memorials, general
bills, and joint resolutions".
12. Rule 59: In the fifth line, after the word "examination,"
insert the words "by the nearest practical route,".
13. Rule 62: Strike the words "Committee on Aeronautics".
After, and below the words "Committee on Elections",
insert the words "Committee on Executive Communications".
After the words "Committee on Judiciary A", strike the word
"(Civil) ".
After the words "Committee on Judiciary B", strike the
word "(Criminal)".
After the words "Committee on Judiciary C", strike the word
"(General)".
After the words "Committee on Judiciary D", strike the
word "(Courts)".
14. Rule 71: In the seventh line, after the word "represented,"
insert the word "and".
In the ninth line, place a period after the word "upon", and
strike the words "and (d)." Begin the word "the" with a
capital letter.
In the eleventh line, after the word "Committee' insert a
comma and the word "but"; begin the word "The" with a
lower case letter; and strike the word "Journal".
15. Rule 72: In the next to the last line of the first para-
graph, place a period after the word "table" and strike the
remainder of the sentence.
16. Rule 75: In the first line of the second paragraph, strike
the word "appointed" and insert in lieu thereof the word
"elected".
In the second line of the second paragraph, strike the words
"from date of appointment," and insert in lieu thereof ",pur-
suant to the provisions of Section 11.15, Florida Statutes,".
17. Rule 80. Strike Rule 80 in its entirety and substitute the
following language, to wit:
Rule 80. The Chamber of the House shall be used only for
the legislative business of the House and for the caucus meet-
ings 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.



Persons to receive privileges of the floor: Other than present
Members of the House of Representatives and of the Senate
and members of their families, the persons hereinafter named,
and none other, shall be admitted except in the company of
a Member during regular daily sessions of the Chamber of
the House, viz: The Governor and Cabinet Members, and their
private secretaries; Judges of the Supreme Court; Members of
Congress; contestants in election cases during the pendency
of their cases in the House; the Secretary and Sergeant-at-
Arms of the Senate; accredited members of the press, radio
and television gallery; such persons as have, by name, received
the thanks of the Legislature; former Governors, and ex-
Members of the House of Representatives who are not inter-
ested 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; provided that guests, visitors,
families of Members shall not, other than on opening day of
the Session, sit at a Member's desk except between the
hours of 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. The Speaker may extend
the courtesy of the floor to such other persons as he may desire
by the issuance of a door permit good only on the day indicated.
When the House is in session all male members shall be
attired in coats and ties.
Press Gallery: Restrictions on admission. Such portions of
the floor as may be necessary to accommodate representatives
of the press, radio and television wishing to report proceedings
shall be set aside for their use, and reporters, columnists and
newscasters shall be admitted thereto under such regulations
as the Speaker may from time to time prescribe.
Male representatives of the press, radio and television shall
be dressed in coats. All typewriters used in the press gallery
shall be noiseless.
The proceedings of the House of Representatives may be
televised at all times, either from the floor of the House or
from the galleries, providing the televising of such proceedings
will not interfere with the normal operations of the House.
In the event the televising of such proceedings interferes with
the normal operations of the House, it shall be the duty of the
Chairman of the Committee on Rules & Calendar to take
such action as is necessary for the removal of such interference.
18. Your Committee recommends a new Rule, which will
be numbered Rule 84, and will read as follows:
DECORUM IN DEBATE
Rule 84. 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".
In a meeting assembled for the purpose of formulating and
recommending the Rules of the House, upon a motion to adopt
the Rules, the vote of the Committee was as follows:
Ayes: Messrs. Conner, Chappell, Arrington, Beck, Chaires,
Cleveland, Crews, Griffin, J. J. Jr., Herrell, Hathaway, Lan-
caster, Livingston, Mann, Mitchell, R. O., Papy, Shipp, Stewart,
Sweeny, Walker, Westberry, and Williams, G. W.
Nays: None.
Respectfully submitted,
DOYLE E. CONNER
Chairman
Mr. Conner moved the adoption of the foregoing Report of
the Committee on Rules & Calendar.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Costin offered a substitute motion that further consider-
ation of the adoption of the Report of the Committee on Rules
& Calendar be postponed until 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Saunders moved that the substitute motion be laid on
the table.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Chappell moved that the House adjourn to reconvene at
10:00 A.M. tomorrow.
The motion to adjourn was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 1:08 P.M., the House stood



adjourned until 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Thursday, April 9, 1959



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A. M.
The roll was taken and the following Members were re-
corded present:



Edmondson
Eldredge
Pagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles



Drummond Livingston

A quorum present.

Excused: Mr. Westberry.



Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Danny E.
Morris, Chaplain:

O Lord of Heaven and of earth:

Help us now, of all times, to let our lives center in Thee.
To deal with the ponderous issues of the hour, we bring minds
that are fallible; we bring vision that is blurred by our finite-
ness; we bring emotion heavy laden with sentiment.

And yet, our Father, in our most noble thoughts we are
aware of Thine undying concern for the welfare of all the
people of this State. So it is that we seek for this body,
the mind of Him who knows all, the vision of Him who sees
all, and the spirit of Him who loves us all.

For this we humbly pray in the name of the Father, the
Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL

The Journal for Wednesday, April 8, was ordered corrected
as follows:

On page 38, column 1, strike out line 9, counting from the
top of the page, and add in lieu thereof the following:

"By Messrs. Mathews, Stallings, and Westberry of Duval,
Peacock of Jackson, Askins of Nassau, Crews of Baker, Reedy
and Daniel of Lake, Lancaster of Gilchrist, Marshburn of
Levy, O'Neill of Marion, Vocelle of Indian River, Wadsworth
of Flagler, and Boylston and Edmondson of Sarasota."

The Journal for Wednesday, April 8, as corrected, was ap-
proved.

COMMUNICATIONS

The following communication was received and read:



FLORIDA STATE SENATE
TALLAHASSEE
April 8, 1959
The Honorable Thos. D. Beasley
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Capitol
Dear Mr. Speaker:
I am directed by the President of the Senate to inform you
that the Senate on this day granted a request of His Excellency,
Governor LeRoy Collins, to meet with the House of Representa-
tives in Joint Session on Thursday, April 9, for the purpose
of hearing the Governor and Justice Stephen C. O'Connell
regarding the matter of Constitutional Revision subject, of
course, to the pleasure of the House of Representatives.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. O'Neill moved that the House stand in recess for the
purpose of holding a Caucus of the Democratic Members of
the House.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 10:02 A. M., the House stood in
recess.
The House reconvened at 11:12 A. M.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
The roll was taken to determine the presence of a quorum.
A quorum of 94 Members present.
Mr. Daniel of Lake, Chairman of the Committee on Mu-
nicipal Government, reported that the Committee was organ-
ized and ready to transact business.

JOINT SESSION
The hour of 11:15 A. M. having arrived, the time set for the
Joint Session of the House of Representatives and the Senate
to hear addresses by the Governor and Justice Stephen C.
O'Connell, the Members of the Senate appeared at the bar of
the House escorted by the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate and
the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House, and were awarded seats.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IN THE CHAIR.
The roll of the House of Representatives was called and the
following Members answered to their names:



Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Craig



Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.



Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill



Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell
Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.



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Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel















Stallings Sweeny Wadsworth Williams, G. W.
Stewart Turlington Walker Wise
Stone Usina Whitaker
Strickland Vocelle Williams, B. D.
A quorum of the House of Representatives present
The roll of the Senate was called and the following Senators
answered to their names:



Mr. President
Adams
Beall
Belser
Boyd
Brackin
Branch
Bronson
Carlton
Carraway
A quorum of



Clarke
Connor
Cross
Davis
Dickinson
Eaton
Edwards
Gautier
Getzen
Gibbons
the Senate



Gresham
Hair
Hodges
Houghton
Johns
Kelly
Kicliter
Knight
Melton
Pearce
present.



Pope
Price
Rawls
Ripley
Stenstrom
Stratton
Sutton
Tedder



Senator Carraway moved that a committee be appointed to
notify His Excellency, Governor LeRoy Collins, and Supreme
Court Justice Stephen C. O'Connell that the Joint Session of
the Senate and the House of Representatives was assembled
and ready to receive their addresses.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the President appointed Senators Carraway and
Carlton, and Messrs. Cleveland, Kimbrough, and Whitaker as
the committee which retired to perform its mission, and after
a brief absence the committee returned escorting Governor
Collins and Justice Stephen C. O'Connell to the rostrum.
The President presented Governor Collins who addressed
the Joint Session concerning constitutional revision.
The President then presented Justice O'Connell, Chairman
of the Judicial Council of Florida, who addressed the Joint
Session concerning the proposed revision of Article V of the
State Constitution.
Following the addresses, the committee consisting of Sena-
tors Carraway and Carlton, and Messrs. Cleveland, Kimbrough,
and Whitaker, escorted Governor Collins and Justice O'Con-
nell from the rostrum and from the House Chamber.
Senator Davis moved that the Joint Session dissolve and
the Senate resume its session in the Senate Chamber.
The motion was agreed to, and the Senators retired to the
Senate Chamber.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:16
P. M.
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded
present:



Mr. Speaker Edmondson Livingston
Allsworth Eldredge Mann
Anderson Fagan Markham
Arrington Frederick Marshburn
Askew Fuqua Mathews
Askins Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mattox
Ayers Griffin,J.J.,Jr. McAlpin
Barron Harris McClain
Beck Hatcher Miner
Blank Hathaway Mitchell, R. O.
Boylston Herrell Mitchell, Sam
Carney Hollahan Nash
Chaires Horne O'Neill
Chappell Hosford Papy
Chiles Inman, J. C. Peacock
Cleveland Inman, W. M. Peavy
Conner Johnson Reedy
Costin Jones Roberts, C. A.
Craig Karl Roberts, E. S.
Crews Kimbrough Rowell
Cunningham Knowles Russ
Daniel Lancaster Russell
Drummond Liles Ryan
A quorum present.



Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



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Mr. Conner moved that the House stand in recess to con-
tinue with the proceedings of the Democratic Caucus.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 12:17 P. M., the House stood
in recess.
The House reconvened at 12:46 P. M.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
A quorum of 90 Members present.
Mr. Conner moved that the House now take up the Report
of the Committee on Rules & Calendar.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON
RULES & CALENDAR
April 8, 1959
Honorable Thos. D. Beasley,
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Sin:
I have the honor to report that your Committee on Rules
& Calendar has met and, by unanimous vote, recommends the
following changes in the 1957 Rules of the House of Repre-
sentatives, and further recommends that the 1957 Rules with
said changes be adopted as the Rules of the 1959 House of
Representatives.
1. Rule 1: In the sixth line from the bottom, after the
word "appoint", add the word "the" and strike the words
"Chief Clerk and the".
2. Rule 4: In the twenty-second line from the top, after
the word "vote.", strike the sentence reading "Thereafter, a
Member's vote on a measure may be changed at his request
only by unanimous consent.", and insert in lieu thereof, the
following sentence: "After the vote has been announced, a
member by unanimous consent may change his vote on the
measure except that no such change of 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."
3. Rule 16: Strike the last sentence.
4. Rule 19: In the first line, after the word "be", strike
the words "proposed by sending these", and insert in lieu
thereof the word "sent".
In the third line, after the words "Sergeant-at-Arms", strike
the period and the words "Amendments shall be taken up", and
insert in lieu thereof the words "but shall be taken up only".
In the first line of the second paragraph from the bottom,
strike the word "proposed" and insert in lieu thereof the words
"taken up".
5. In Rule 42: Under item 11, subsection (1), line one,
after the word "Senate" insert the words "concurrent resolu-
tions, memorials," and after the words "general bills", strike
the words "for second reading" and insert in lieu thereof, "and
joint resolutions".
6. Rule 44: In the fifth line, after the word "House", in-
sert the words "or the Speaker".
In the sixth line, strike the number "1,000" and insert in
lieu thereof the number "500".
7. Rule 46: In the fourth line from the bottom, after the
word "tabled", strike the words "in the same manner as a
measure unfavorably reported".
8. Rule 47: In the fourth line, strike the words "or di-
rected by the House".
In the twenty-second line, after the word "to", insert the
word "materially".

In line thirty-three, strike the word "shall" and insert in



lieu thereof the words "may, in the discretion of the Speaker,".



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Strike the last sentence of the first paragraph of said Rule
47.
In the third paragraph, strike lines seven through fourteen.
In the last line of the third paragraph, strike the word
"majority" and insert in lieu thereof the words "two-thirds".
9. Rule 52: At the end of said Rule, add the sentence "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."
10. Rule 53: Strike the first word, "Upon", and insert in
lieu thereof the word "After".
11. Rule 56: Beginning on line four, strike the words "Bills
of a general nature on Second Reading", and insert in lieu
thereof the words "concurrent resolutions, memorials, general
bills, and joint resolutions"'.
12. Rule 59: In the fifth line, after the word "examination,"
insert the words "by the nearest practical route,".
13. Rule 62: Strike the words "Committee on Aeronautics".
After, and below the words "Committee on Elections",
insert the words "Committee on Executive Communications".
After the words "Committee on Judiciary A", strike the word
"(Civil) ".
After the words "Committee on Judiciary B", strike the
word "(Criminal) ".
After the words "Committee on Judiciary C", strike the word
"(General) ".
After the words "Committee on Judiciary D", strike the
word "(Courts) ".
14. Rule 71: In the seventh line, after the word "repre-
sented," insert the word "and".
In the ninth line, place a period after the word "upon", and
strike the words "and (d)." Begin the word "the" with a
capital letter.
In the eleventh line, after the word "Committee" insert a
comma and the word "but"; begin the word "The" with a
lower case letter; and strike the word "Journal".
15. Rule 72: In the next to the last line of the first para-
graph, place a period after the word "table" and strike the
remainder of the sentence.
16. Rule 75: In the first line of the second paragraph, strike
the word "appointed" and insert in lieu thereof the word
"elected".
In the second line of the second paragraph, strike the words
"from date of appointment," and insert in lieu thereof, "pur-
suant to the provision of Section 11.15, Florida Statutes,".
17. Rule 80. Strike Rule 80 in its entirety and substitute the
following language, to wit:
Rule 80. The Chamber of the House shall be used only for
the legislative business of the House and for the caucus meet-
ings 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.
Persons to receive privileges of the floor: Other than present
Members of the House of Representatives and of the Senate
and members of their families, the persons hereinafter named,
and none other, shall be admitted except in the company of
a Member during regular daily sessions of the Chamber of
the House, viz: The Governor and Cabinet Members, and their
private secretaries; Judges of the Supreme Court; Members of
Congress; contestants in election cases during the pendency
of their cases in the House; the Secretary and Sergeant-at-



Arms of the Senate; accredited members of the press, radio
and television gallery; such persons as have, by name, received
the thanks of the Legislature; former Governors, and ex-
Members of the House of Representatives who are not inter-
ested in any claim or directly in any bill pending before the



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Legislature; and such employees of the House as may be
needed on public business; provided that guests, visitors,
families of Members shall not, other than on opening day of
the Session, sit at a Member's desk except between the
hours of 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. The Speaker may extend
the courtesy of the floor to such other persons as he may desire
by the issuance of a door permit good only on the day indicated.
When the House is in session all male members shall be
attired in coats and ties.
Press Gallery: Restrictions on admission. Such portions of
the floor as may be necessary to accommodate representatives
of the press, radio and television wishing to report proceedings
shall be set aside for their use, and reporters, columnists and
newscasters shall be admitted thereto under such regulations
as the Speaker may from time to time prescribe.
Male representatives of the press, radio and television shall
be dressed in coats. All typewriters used in the press gallery
shall be noiseless.
The proceedings of the House of Representatives may be
televised at all times, either from the floor of the House or
from the galleries, providing the televising of such proceedings
will not interfere with the normal operations of the House.
In the event the televising of such proceedings interferes with
the normal operations of the House, it shall be the duty of the
Chairman of the Committee on Rules & Calendar to take
such action as is necessary for the removal of such interference.
18. Your Committee recommends a new Rule, which will
be numbered Rule 84, and will read as follows:
DECORUM IN DEBATE
Rule 84. 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".
In a meeting assembled for the purpose of formulating and
recommending the Rules of the House, upon a motion to adopt
the Rules, the vote of the Committee was as follows:
Ayes: Messrs. Conner, Chappell, Arrington, Beck, Chaires,
Cleveland, Crews, Griffin, J. J., Jr., Herrell, Hathaway, Lan-
caster, Livingston, Mann, Mitchell, R. O., Papy, Shipp, Stewart,
Sweeny, Walker, Westberry, and Williams, G. W.
Nays: None.
Respectfully submitted,
DOYLE E. CONNER
Chairman
-was taken up, pending on motion by Mr. Conner to adopt the
Report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Conner.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Drummond of Holmes offered the following amendment
to the Report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar:
Strike out the last paragraph of Item 8 of said report in
the following words: "In the last line of the third paragraph,
strike the word "majority' and insert in lieu thereof the words
'two-thirds'."
Mr. Drummond moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Conner moved that the House do now adjourn to re-
convene at 2:00 P.M. today.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 1:00 P.M., the House stood
adjourned.
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The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:00 P.M.
The roll was taken and the following Members were re-
corded present:













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Mr. Speaker Edmondson Mann Saunders
Allsworth Eldredge Marshburn Scott
Anderson Fagan Mathews Shaffer
Arrington Frederick Mattox Sheppard
Askew Fuqua McAlpin Shipp
Askins Griffin,B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, R. J.
Ayers Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Miner Smith, S. C.
Beck Hatcher Mitchell, R. 0. Stallings
Blank Hathaway Mitchell, Sam Stewart
Boyd Herrell Nash Stone
Boylston Hollahan O'Neill Strickland
Carney Horne Papy Sweeny
Chaires Hosford Peacock Turlington
Chappell Inman, J.C. Peavy Usina
Chiles Inman, W. M. Pruitt Vocelle
Cleveland Johnson Reedy Wadsworth
Conner Jones Roberts, C. A. Walker
Costin Karl Roberts, E. S. Whitaker
Craig Kimbrough Roberts, H. W. Williams, B. D.
Crews Knowles Rowell Williams, G. W.
Cunningham Lancaster Russ Wise
Daniel Liles Russell
Drummond Livingston Ryan
Excused: Messrs. Westberry and Markham.
A quorum present.
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON
RULES & CALENDAR
April 8, 1959
Honorable Thos. D. Beasley,
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Sir:
I have the honor to report that your Committee on Rules
& Calendar has met and, by unanimous vote, recommends the
following changes in the 1957 Rules of the House of Repre-
sentatives, and further recommends that the 1957 Rules with
said changes be adopted as the Rules of the 1959 House of
Representatives.
1. Rule 1: In the sixth line from the bottom, after the
word "appoint", add the word "the" and strike the words
"Chief Clerk and the".
2. Rule 4: In the twenty-second line from the top, after
the word "vote.", strike the sentence reading "Thereafter, a
Member's vote on a measure may be changed at his request
only by unanimous consent.", and insert in lieu thereof, the
following sentence: "After the vote has been announced, a
member by unanimous consent may change his vote on the
measure except that no such change of 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."
3. Rule 16: Strike the last sentence.
4. Rule 19: In the first line, after the word "be", strike
the words "proposed by sending these", and insert in lieu
thereof the word "sent".
In the third line, after the words "Sergeant-at-Arms", strike
the period and the words "Amendments shall be taken up", and
insert in lieu thereof the words "but shall be taken up only".
In the first line of the second paragraph from the bottom,
strike the word "proposed" and insert in lieu thereof the words
"taken up".
5. In Rule 42: Under item 11, subsection (1), line one,
after the word "Senate" insert the words "concurrent resolu-
tions, memorials," and after the words "general bills", strike
the words "for second reading" and insert in lieu thereof, "and
joint resolutions".
6. Rule 44: In the fifth line, after the word "House", in-
sert the words "or the Speaker".
In the sixth line, strike the number "1,000" and insert in
lieu thereof the number "500".

7. Rule 46: In the fourth line from the bottom, after the



word "tabled", strike the words "in the same manner as a
measure unfavorably reported".



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Persons to receive privileges of the floor: Other than present
Members of the House of Representatives and of the Senate
and members of their families, the persons hereinafter named,
and none other, shall be admitted except in the company of
a Member during regular daily sessions of the Chamber of
the House, viz: The Governor and Cabinet Members, and their
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8. Rule 47: In the fourth line, strike the words "or di-
rected by the House".
In the twenty-second line, after the word "to", insert the
word "materially".
In line thirty-three, strike the word "shall" and insert in
lieu thereof the words "may, in the discretion of the Speaker,".
Strike the last sentence of the first paragraph of said Rule
47.
In the third paragraph, strike lines seven through fourteen.
In the last line of the third paragraph, strike the word
"majority" and insert in lieu thereof the words "two-thirds".
9. Rule 52: At the end of said Rule, add the sentence "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."
10. Rule 53: Strike the first word, "Upon", and insert in
lieu thereof the word "After".
11. Rule 56: Beginning on line four, strike the words "Bills
of a general nature on Second Reading", and insert in lieu
thereof the words "concurrent resolutions, memorials, general
bills, and joint resolutions".
12. Rule 59: In the fifth line, after the word "examination,"
insert the words "by the nearest practical route,".
13. Rule 62: Strike the words "Committee on Aeronautics".
After, and below the words "Committee on Elections",
insert the words "Committee on Executive Communications".
After the words "Committee on Judiciary A", strike the word
"(Civil) ".
After the words "Committee on Judiciary B", strike the
word "(Criminal)".
After the words "Committee on Judiciary C", strike the word
"(General) ".
After the words "Committee on Judiciary D", strike the
word "(Courts)".
14. Rule 71: In the seventh line, after the word "repre-
sented," insert the word "and".
In the ninth line, place a period after the word "upon", and
strike the words "and (d)." Begin the word "the" with a
capital letter.
In the eleventh line, after the word "Committee" insert a
comma and the word "but"; begin the word "The" with a
lower case letter; and strike the word "Journal".
15. Rule 72: In the next to the last line of the first para-
graph, place a period after the word "table" and strike the
remainder of the sentence.
16. Rule 75: In the first line of the second paragraph, strike
the word "appointed" and insert in lieu thereof the word
"elected".
In the second line of the second paragraph, strike the words
"from date of appointment," and insert in lieu thereof, "pur-
suant to the provision of Section 11.15, Florida Statutes,".
17. Rule 80. Strike Rule 90 in its entirety and substitute the
following language, to wit:
Rule 80. The Chamber of the House shall be used only for
the legislative business of the House and for the caucus meet-
ings 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.












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Congress; contestants in election cases during the pendency
of their cases in the House; the Secretary and Sergeant-at-
Arms of the Senate; accredited members of the press, radio
and television gallery; such persons as have, by name, received
the thanks of the Legislature; former Governors, and ex-
Members of the House of Representatives who are not inter-
ested 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; provided that guests, visitors,
families of Members shall not, other than on opening day of
the Session, sit at a Member's desk except between the
hours of 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. The Speaker may extend
the courtesy of the floor to such other persons as he may desire
by the issuance of a door permit good only on the day indicated.
When the House is in session all male members shall be
attired in coats and ties.
Press Gallery: Restrictions on admission. Such portions of
the floor as may be necessary to accommodate representatives
of the press, radio and television wishing to report proceedings
shall be set aside for their use, and reporters, columnists and
newscasters shall be admitted thereto under such regulations
as the Speaker may from time to time prescribe.
Male representatives of the press, radio and television shall
be dressed in coats. All typewriters used in the press gallery
shall be noiseless.
The proceedings of the House of Representatives may be
televised at all times, either from the floor of the House or
from the galleries, providing the televising of such proceedings
will not interfere with the normal operations of the House.
In the event the televising of such proceedings interferes with
the normal operations of the House, it shall be the duty of the
Chairman of the Committee on Rules & Calendar to take
such action as is necessary for the removal of such interference.
18. Your Committee recommends a new Rule, which will
be numbered Rule 84, and will read as follows:
DECORUM IN DEBATE
Rule 84. 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".
In a meeting assembled for the purpose of formulating and
recommending the Rules of the House, upon a motion to adopt
the Rules, the vote of the Committee was as follows:
Ayes: Messrs. Conner, Chappell, Arrington, Beck, Chaires,
Cleveland, Crews, Griffin, J. J., Jr., Herrell, Hathaway, Lan-
caster, Livingston, Mann, Mitchell, R. O., Papy, Shipp, Stewart,
Sweeny, Walker, Westberry, and Williams, G. W.
Nays: None.
Respectfully submitted,
DOYLE E. CONNER
Chairman
-was taken up, pending on motion by Mr. Conner to adopt
the Report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar.
-and also pending on motion by Mr. Drummond to adopt
an amendment, which amendment reads as follows:
Strike out the last paragraph of Item 8 of said report in the
following words: "In the last line of the third paragraph, strike
the word 'majority' and insert in lieu thereof the words 'two-
thirds'."
The question recurred on the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof--
Mr. Horne moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was laid
on the table.
Mr. Drummond of Holmes offered the following amendment
to the Report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar:
In Rule 27, strike out the second sentence as follows:



April 9, 1959



next legislative day and shall also contain a Special Order
Calendar for the following legislative day" and insert the fol-
lowing in lieu thereof:
"Each Special Order Calendar so submitted shall be for the
second succeeding legislative day following that in which it is
submitted to the House by a report from the Committee on
Rules & Calendar."
Mr. Drummond moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was not agreed to and the amendment was not
adopted.
Mr. Drummond of Holmes offered the following amendment
to the Report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar:
At the end of Rule 71, add the following paragraph:
"Any person voluntarily appearing and addressing any com-
mittee relative to a measure, shall, at the request of any
Committee Member, be required to take an oath to speak the
truth, the willful violation of which in some material respect
might subject the person so sworn to criminal prosecution
for perjury."
Mr Drummond moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Crews moved that the amendment be referred to the
Committee on Rules & Calendar.
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was ordered
referred to the Committe on Rules & Calendar.
Mr. Drummond of Holmes offered the following amendment
to the Report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar:
At the end of Item 17 in said Report, add the following:
"No tape or other transcription of the proceedings of the
House of Representatives shall be made outside the House
Chamber."
Mr. Drummond moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was not agreed to and the amendment was not
adopted.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Conner for the
adoption of the Report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar.
The motion was agreed to and the Report of the Committee
on Rules & Calendar, constituting the following Rules for the
1959 House of Representatives, was adopted:
RULES FOR THE

1959

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


THE SPEAKER

Rule 1. The Speaker shall take the Chair on every
legislative day at the hour to which the House shall have
adjourned, call the Members to order, and upon the
appearance of a quorum, proceed to business. The Jour-
nal of the preceding legislative day shall be corrected,
approved by the Speaker, attested by the Chief Clerk,
and filed in the permanent records of the House. The
Speaker shall sign all Acts, Resolutions, Writs, Warrants
and Subpoenas of, or issued by order of, the House. He
shall have general control of the Chamber of the House
and of the corridors and passages, and, in case of disturb-
ance or disorderly conduct in the galleries or lobby, may
cause the same to be cleared. He shall appoint all com-



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"Each Special Order Calendar so submitted shall be for the













Members, appoint the Sergeant-at-Arms. He shall em-
ploy the Chaplain and all other employes and attaches
of the House. He shall have the right to dismiss any
employee or attache of the House and pay of such em-
ploye or attache shall stop on the day of dismissal.
POINTS OF ORDER
Rule 2. The Speaker shall preserve decorum and
order, may speak to points of order in preference to
other Members, and shall decide all questions of order,
subject to appeal to the House by any Member, on which
appeal no Member shall speak more than once (except
the Member taking the appeal), unless by permission of
the House, and no other business shall be in order until
the question on appeal shall have been decided. The
Member taking the appeal shall have the right to speak
five minutes in closing the debate. Upon the taking of
any appeal, the form of the question to be put shall be,
"Shall the decision of the Chair be sustained?"

VOTING BY VOICE, DIVISION, ROLL CALL
Rule 3. The Speaker shall declare all votes, but if
any Member rises to doubt a vote, the Speaker shall
order a division by rising vote, the count being made
by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk, provided, however,
that upon a showing of hands by five Members he shall
take the sense of the House by yeas and nays or by a
vote on the voting machine.

VOTING BY ELECTRICAL ROLL CALL SYSTEM
Rule 4. When taking the yeas and nays on any ques-
tion, the electrical 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 like-
wise may be used to determine the presence of a quorum.
When the House is ready to vote upon a question re-
quiring roll call, and the vote is by electrical roll call,
the Speaker shall state: "The question is on (desig-
nating 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 record and an-
nounce the vote." When the vote is completely recorded,
the Chief Clerk shall announce the result to the House,
and enter upon the Journal the result in the manner
provided by these rules. After the voting machine has
been locked but prior to announcement of the result of
a roll call, notice shall be taken in the Journal of the
request of any Member to, (1) change his vote or (2)
vote. After the vote has been announced, a Member by
unanimous consent may change his vote on the measure
except that no such change of vote shall be valid where
such vote would alter the final passage of the measure



House for further consideration. No Member shall vote
for another Member, nor shall any person not a Member
cast a vote for a Member. In addition to such penalties
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 Cham-
ber 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. Pairing shall be permitted only upon the
absence of a Member for good cause and shall be in
writing and specifically state the bill or bills or question
upon which pairs are arranged.
BILLS FOR INTRODUCTION
Rule 5. To facilitate the process of committee refer-
ence, all bills and other measures for introduction shall
be delivered to the Chief Clerk no later than one hour
prior to the hour set for the convening of the House for
the day. When a motion shall be made to waive the Rule
and revert to the Order of Introduction and Reference in
the daily business, it shall be construed as meaning that
measures then presented shall, except for local bills
(not including population bills), be received by the
Chief Clerk for formal introduction and reference at
the next regular time appointed for this purpose. This
rule of construction may be waived only on unanimous
consent.
THE SPEAKER'S VOTE
Rule 6. In all yea and nay votes the Speaker's name
shall be called last. He shall not be required to vote in
ordinary legislative proceedings other than on final pas-
sage of a bill or resolution, except where his vote would
be decisive.
TEMPORARY PRESIDING OFFICER
Rule 7. The Speaker shall have the right to name
any Member to perform the duties of the Chair, but
such substitution shall not extend beyond one legis-
lative day. In his absence and omission to make such ap-
pointment, the Speaker Pro Tempore shall act during
his absence.
ELECTION OF SPEAKER, SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
Rule 8. A Speaker and a Speaker Pro Tempore shall
be elected at the beginning of each regular session of
the House of Representatives. They are to continue in
office until their successors are chosen and qualified
or until the expiration of their term, whichever shall
first occur. In all cases of ballot, a majority of the votes
given shall be necessary to an election. Where 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 ballots,
then the names after the top two in number of votes



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received on the third tally of the votes shall be dropped











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and the House shall ballot on the two names remaining.
In all balloting, blank ballots shall be rejected and not
taken into the count in enumeration of votes reported
by the teller.
MOTIONS (OTHER THAN RECONSIDERATION)
Rule 9. After a motion has 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 mo-
tion, except a motion to reconsider, at any time before
the same has been amended or before a vote thereon
shall have been commenced.
PRECEDENCE OF MOTIONS
Rule 10. When a question is under debate the
Speaker shall receive no motion but:
1. To adjourn at a time certain;
2. To adjourn;
3. To take a recess;
4. To lay on the table;
5. For the previous question;
6. To postpone to a day certain;
7. To commit to the Committee of the Whole House;
8. To commit to a Standing Committee;
9. To commit to a Select Committee;
10. To amend;
11. To postpone indefinitely;
12. To strike out the enacting clause;
which several motions shall have precedence in the
descending order given.
ORDER OF QUESTIONS: TO ADJOURN
Rule 11. The Speaker shall propound all questions
in the order in which they are moved unless the subse-
quent motion be previous in nature; except that in
naming sums and fixing times, the largest sums and the
longest times shall be put first. Motions to adjourn o.
recess shall be decided without debate, by a majority
vote of those present and voting. Only one substitute
for a motion to adjourn shall be entertained. The sub-
stitute motion shall fix a different time for adjournment,
and the same shall be put without debate, except that
one minute shall be allowed the mover of the substitute
within which to explain his reasons therefore. The sub-
stitute 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.

PREVIOUS QUESTION: LAY ON TABLE
Rule 12. Motions for the previous question and to
lay on the table shall be decided without debate, pro-
vided the introducer of a resolution, bill or motion, not
including motions to adjourn or recess, shall be allowed
five minutes within which to discuss the same, and he
may divide his time with, or waive his right in favor of



April 9, 1959



table such action shall not carry the subject matter with
it. The previous question shall be put in the following
form: "Shall the main question be now put?" If the
motion for the previous question be adopted the sense
of the House shall be taken forthwith on pending amend-
ments and the main question in regular order. Neither
the motion for the previous question nor the motion to
lay on the table may be made by the introducer or mover
of the proposal.
MOTIONS IN WRITING
Rule 13. Every motion shall be reduced to writing
if the Speaker shall so direct.
DIVISION OF QUESTION
Rule 14. Any Member may call for a division of a
question when the sense will admit of it. A motion to
strike out and insert shall be deemed indivisable; a mo-
tion to strike out, being lost, shall neither preclude
amendment nor a motion to strike out and insert.
"BILL" STANDS FOR ALL LEGISLATION
Rule 15. Except where specifically provided other-
wise, where "bill" is used in these Rules, it shall be
understood that bill, joint resolution, concurrent resolu-
tion, resolution or memorial may be meant.
MOTIONS DURING INTRODUCTION
Rule 16. No motion shall be made or entertained,
except for referral to a committee or as provided for
certain resolutions in Rule 47, during the daily Order of
Business of Introduction and Reference.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Rule 17. The presence of school classes may be
acknowledged at any time, but no Member shall receive
recognition for the purpose of introducing visitors or
guests except between 12:50 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. each
day. The Committee on Rules & Calendar shall rigidly
enforce this provision.
CONSIDERATION OUT OF REGULAR ORDER
Rule 18. Unanimous consent shall be required to
make a motion to take up a general bill or joint reso-
lution for consideration out of its regular order on the
Calendar; the Member asking for unanimous consent
shall be allowed one minute to explain his reason, and
the consent then shall be given or refused without further
discussion. When consent is to be asked for the taking
up of any measure out of its regular order, previous
notice of not less than 15 minutes shall be publicly given
to the House of such intention, specifying the number
of the bill and its position on the Calendar.
AMENDMENTS
Rule 19. Amendments shall be sent to the Chief Clerk
on forms supplied by the Sergeant-at-Arms but shall be
taken up only as sponsors gain recognition from the
Speaker to move their adoption, except that the chairman



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of the committee (or in his absence, the vice chairman or














any member thereof) reporting the measure under con-
sideration shall have preference for the presentation of
committee amendments.
Amendments shall be adopted on second reading 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 with-
out debate by a majority vote on second or third reading.
An amendment to a pending amendment may be re-
ceived, but until it is disposed of no other motion to
amend will be in order except a substitute amendment
or an amendment to the substitute. Such amendments
are to be disposed of in the following order: (1) Amend-
ments to the amendment are acted upon before the sub-
stitute is taken up. Only one amendment to the amend-
ment is in order at a time. (2) Amendments to the sub-
stitute 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.
A proposal to strike out all after the enacting clause
or the resolving clause of a bill or joint resolution and
insert new matter of the same general subject as stated
in the original title, shall be deemed proper and germane
and shall be treated as an amendment.
The adoption of an amendment to a section shall not
preclude further amendment of that 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 pur-
pose of moving the adoption 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.
All amendments taken up, unless withdrawn, shall be
printed in the Journal.
No proposition on a subject different from that under
consideration shall be admitted under color of amend-
ment.
MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS
Rule 20. Papers of a miscellaneous nature addressed
to the House may, at the discretion of the 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 determined without debate by a majority vote
of the House.
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INTERPRETATION OF RULES
Rule 22. The Rules of Parliamentary Practice of the
House of Representatives of the United States shall gov-
ern 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
correctly interpret all Rules.
CHANGES IN RULES
Rule 23. All proposed actions touching the Rules and
Order of Business in the House shall be first referred to
the Committee on Rules & Calendar, which shall report
as soon as practicable thereafter. Consideration of such
a report 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 agreeing on said report.
WAIVER AND SUSPENSION OF RULES
Rule 24. These Rules shall not be waived or sus-
pended except by a two-thirds vote of all the Members
present, which motion when made shall be decided with-
out debate, except that no motion to waive any Rule
requiring unanimous consent of the House shall be en-
tertained except by unanimous consent of those present.
INTRODUCTION BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
Rule 25. Bills, memorials and resolutions (joint
House or concurrent) may be introduced by The Legis-
lative Council without further sponsorship by a Member
of the House. Such measures shall have first been ap-
proved for introduction by The Legislative Council. It
shall be the duty of the Co-Chairman on the part of the
House of Representatives of any select committee of The
Legislative Council, under whose consideration the sub-
ject matter arose, to submit such measure in the name
of The Legislative Council to the Chief Clerk of the
House for introduction in regular order. In the absence
of any such Co-Chairman, it shall be submitted by the
Member of the House who is Chairman or Vice-Chairman
of the Council.
When any such measure is reached upon the Calendar,
it shall be the duty of the Member, whose duty it was to
submit the same for introduction, to make all necessary
motions to steer the same to final roll call.
In the event of an unfavorable report by the committee
to which such measure was referred, it shall be the duty
of the Member whose duty it was to submit the same for
introduction, to move that such measure be placed upon
the Calendar, the unfavorable report of the committee to
the contrary notwithstanding, and the Journal shall show
that the motion is made pursuant to this Rule.
SPECIAL ORDERS
Rule 26. Any committee or individual Member of the
House may apply to the Committee on Rules & Calendar



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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, at its discretion, submit a special order of business
to be considered on a specific legislative day or part of a
day. Such special order of business would be, for ex-
ample, Senate bills or local bills or road designation bills
as a class. Once the House adopts it by a majority vote of
Members present, this special order may be set aside or
a measure stricken therefrom only by a two-thirds vote.
At the times set apart exclusively for the consideration
of local bills, no bills of a general nature shall be taken
up, and the Rules & Calendar Committee shall strictly
enforce this provision.

THE SPECIAL ORDER CALENDAR
Rule 27. During the last thirty calendar days of the
regular sixty day biennial session of the Legislature
permitted under the Constitution and during any ex-
tension thereof by virtue of the membership of the
Legislature as permitted under the Constitution and
during any special session convened by the Governor
as permitted under the Constitution, the Committee on
Rules & Calendar may from day to day submit a Special
Order Calendar determining the priority for considera-
tion of bills and joint resolutions. Each Special Order
Calendar so submitted shall be for the next legislative
day and shall also contain a Special Order Calendar for
the following legislative day. 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 Chief Clerk at the head of
the Regular Calendar. Where there be more than one
leftover bill or joint resolution, these shall be placed at
the head of the Regular Calendar in the same sequence
or order in which they appeared on the Special Calendar.
All bills or joint resolutions set as special orders for
consideration at the same hour shall take precedence in
the order in which they were given preference.

HOURS OF MEETING
Rule 28. The House shall meet each legislative day,
except Saturday and Sunday, at 10 A.M. and adjourn
at 1 P.M. during the first 30 calendar days of the session.
The time and days for convening and adjourning during
the remainder of the session shall be determined by
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CONDUCT OF MEMBERS
Rule 29. When any Member desires to speak or de-
liver any matter to the House, he shall rise at his seat
and respectfully address himself to "Mr. Speaker," and,
on being recognized, may address the House from his
desk or from the well of the House, and shall confine
himself to the question under debate, avoiding person-
ality. When two or more Members rise at once, the
Speaker shall name the Member who is first to speak.
No Member shall occupy the platform around the desk
of the Chief Clerk while the House is in session.

INTERRUPTION OF MEMBER IN DEBATE
Rule 30. No Member shall be interrupted by another
without the consent of the Member who has the floor,
except by rising to a question of order.

EXCUSE OF MEMBERS FROM VOTING
Rule 31. Every Member who shall be in the Chamber
when a question is put, when he is not excluded by
interest, shall give his vote, unless the House, by unani-
mous consent, shall excuse him. Any Member desiring
to be so excused on any question shall make applica-
tion to that effect before the calling of the yeas and
nays, and such application shall be accompanied by a
brief statement of reasons, and shall be decided without
debate.
MEMBERS OF INVESTIGATING COMMITTEES
Rule 32. No Member living in any county in which
any State institution is located shall be appointed a
member of any select committee to visit such institu-
tion for the purpose of investigating and reporting its
condition and needs.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
Rule 33. No Member shall be permitted to explain
his vote during a roll call, but may reduce his explana-
tion to writing of not more than 200 words and, when
filed with the Chief Clerk, the same shall be spread
upon the Journal.
EXCUSE FROM ATTENDANCE
Rule 34. The Speaker shall announce to the House
all requests of Members to be excused from attendance
on the House for any stated periods; and unless ob-
jection thereto is made by any Member, the request
shall be deemed granted and such fact shall be noted
on the Journal. If objection be made, a vote of the
House shall be required on such request. No Member
shall absent himself from attendance on the House for
more than two consecutive days without compliance
with this Rule, and any Member offending against this
Rule shall forfeit his compensation for the period he is
absent without leave.
BREACH OF RULES
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may be required by the House, on motion, to make
satisfaction therefore, and shall not be allowed to speak
or vote except by way of excuse, until he has done so.

LIMITATION ON VOTING
Rule 36. No Member shall be permitted to vote, or
to serve on any committee, on any question where his
private rights are immediately concerned, distinct from
public interest.
LIMITATION ON DEBATE
Rule 37. No Member shall occupy more than fifteen
minutes (10 minutes after the first 30 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 someone desig-
nated by him) under consideration may open and close,
where general debate has been had thereon; and he
shall be entitled to five minutes to close, notwithstanding
he may have used fiifiteen minutes (10 minutes after the
first 30 calendar days) in opening. The Member pro-
posing an amendment or moving a motion (or someone
designated by him) shall be entitled to five minutes to
close, notwithstanding he may have used fifteen minutes
(10 minutes after the first 30 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 resolution each
may close in that order of speaking. No Member 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.
RECONSIDERATION
Rule 38. When a motion or main question has been
made and carried or lost, it shall be in order for any
Member of the majority (or in the case of any voice or
tie vote, for any Member ) on the same or the succeeding
day on which the Legislature meets, to move for the
reconsideration thereof. Such motion shall take prece-
dence of all other questions, and shall not be withdrawn
after the said succeeding day without the consent of a
majority of the House. If not acted upon by the original
mover during the two days or withdrawn, any Member
may call it up for consideration thereafter. A motion
to reconsider, if made during the last seven calendar
days of a regular session, shall be disposed of when
made. The motion to reconsider shall require the affirma-
tive votes of a majority of the Members present and
voting, and such motion shall not be made more than
once on any proposition except by unanimous consent.
When a majority of Members present vote in affirmative
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greater number than a majority is necessary for adoption
or passage, any Member may move for a reconsideration.
Debate shall be allowed on a motion to reconsider only
when the question which it is proposed to reconsider is
debatable. Where debate upon a motion to reconsider
is in order, no Member shall speak more than once nor
for a longer period than five minutes. No motion to
reconsider a vote upon any secondary matter shall re-
move the main subject under consideration from before
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, for such motion shall
be out of order after the House has passed to other
business from the main subject to which the collateral
matter was connected.
HOLDING MEASURES FOR RECONSIDERATION
Rule 39. The Chief Clerk shall retain possession of
all general bills and joint resolutions for the period after
passage during which reconsideration may be moved,
except in the last seven calendar days allowed under
the Constitution for a regular session when these are
to be transmitted to the Senate as soon as possible. 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 re-
leasing the measure from the Chief 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 transmitted 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 concurrence of that
body.
COMMITTEES OF CONFERENCE
Rule 40. The presentation of reports of committees
of conference shall always be in order, except when the
House is voting on any proposition. After House con-
ferees on any bill or resolution in conference between
the House and Senate shall have been appointed for
seven calendar days and shall have failed to make a
report, it is hereby declared to be a motion of the high-
est privilege to move to discharge said House conferees
and to appoint new conferees, or to instruct said House
conferees; and, further, during the last six calendar days
allowed under the Constitution for any regular session,
it shall be a privileged motion to move to discharge,
appoint, or instruct House conferees after House con-
ferees shall have been appointed 36 hours 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 upon acceptance for consideration of the
report and second upon the recommendations contained



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is referred to a conference committee 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 con-
ference committee shall preclude further action on said
measure as the House may determine.
QUESTIONS OF PRIVILEGE
Rule 41. Questions of privilege shall be: (1) Those
affecting the House collectively, its safety, dignity, and
integrity of its proceedings; (2) the rights, reputation
and conduct of the Members individually, in their repre-
sentative capacity only, and shall have precedence over
all other questions, except motions to adjourn, but no
Member shall be permitted to speak longer than ten
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 privi-
lege shall be raised by statements from the floor and if
sustained by the Chair shall entitle the Member to
recognition thereon.
DAILY ORDER OF BUSINESS
Rule 42. The daily order of business shall be as
follows:
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 resolu-
tions 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, me-
morials, general bills, and joint resolutions on
Wednesday for at least two hours.
(2) Otherwise, as individually determined by the
Committee on Rules & Calendar and by the
House.
12. Unfinished business
13. Consideration of House resolutions, concurrent reso-
lutions 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.
FORMS OF MEASURES
Rule 43. General form. All bills, resolutions and
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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 (81/2 by 14 inches). 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 margin shall be at least two and one-half (21/2) inches
and the bottom margin shall be at least one inch or more.
Left and right margins shall be one and one-half (11/)
inches or more. The measure shall be aligned on the page
substantially according to the following form:
(Center)
A BILL
(3 spaces)
TO BE ENTITLED
(3 spaces)
(Indent 5 spaces from outside margin)
AN A CT ...........................

(title single spaced)


(3 spaces)
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
(3 spaces)
Section 1.. ............... . ..... .....
(sections double spaced)

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

The original and five 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 last name (unless there be more than one Member
of the same last name from a county) and county of the
introducer (or introducers), and enough of the title for
identification.
Form of Bills. All bills shall be introduced in an
original and five exact copies. They shall contain a
proper title, as defined in Section 16 of Article III of
the Constitution, and the enacting 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," wherever the title appears on the
text of the bill. There shall be attached inside the origi-
nal bill an original and five (6 altogether) exact copies
of a title sheet (forms furnished by the Sergeant-at-
Arms) stating in full the exact title. Two types of title



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sheets shall be provided, one for local bills which have













been advertised and the second for all other bills. Each
title sheet shall bear the last name (unless there be more
than one Member of the same last name from a county)
and county of the introducer (or introducers).

Form of local bills. All local bills either, as required
by Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution, must
embody provisions for a ratifying referendum (stated in
the title as well as in the text of the bill) or be accom-
panied by an affidavit of proper advertisement. Forms
of affidavit shall be obtained from the Sergeant-at-Arms.
Local bills which have been advertised shall be intro-
duced with their title stated in full on a special title sheet
furnished by the Sergeant-at-Arms. The regular title
sheet for general bills shall be used for all other local
bills.
Form of joint resolutions. All joint resolutions shall
be introduced in an original and seven exact copies.
They shall contain 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
Resolution proposing an Amendment to the Constitution
of the State of Florida." No title sheet shall be required
for joint resolutions. Jackets shall be attached to the
original and five copies of each resolution. The two
remaining unbacked copies shall be attached to the inside
of the original copy of the resolution by paper clip for
introduction.
Form of memorials. All memorials-these express the
opinion of the Legislature to the Congress of the United
States-shall be introduced in an original and seven
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 copies of each
memorial. The two remaining unbacked copies shall be
attached to the inside of the original copy of the memo-
rial by paper clip for introduction.

Form of House and concurrent resolutions. All House
resolutions and all concurrent resolutions shall be intro-
duced in an original and seven exact copies. They shall
contain a proper title, and a resolving clause. In the
case of House resolutions, this shall be, "Be it resolved
by the House of Representatives." Concurrent resolu-
tions embody this clause, "Be it resolved by the House
of Representatives, the Senate concurring." Jackets shall
be attached to the original and five copies of each reso-
lution. The two remaining unbacked copies shall be at-
tached to the inside of the original copy of the 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 Chief Clerk of the House. The Secretary of State
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PRINTING OF PENDING MEASURES
Rule 44. Upon introduction, all bills not local in ap-
plication 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 500 copies of each such measure. The
Chief Clerk shall furnish the copy for all such printing.
This printing of bills shall be independent of the legis-
lative process, and the absence of a printed copy shall
not delay the progress of any measure at any stage of
the legislative process.
IDENTIFICATION OF LEGISLATION
Rule 45. The introduction of bills and other measures
requiring legislative action shall be in the order those
are received at the desk of the Chief Clerk. They shall
be serially numbered as introduced, without differentia-
tion in number as to type. The Chief Clerk shall mark
the original copy of each measure as will insure its identi-
fication, and each page thereof, as the item introduced
in order to prevent unauthorized or improper substi-
tutions therefore. This identification may be by the use
of machines 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 Chief Clerk and its use by any
person not authorized by this rule shall be prohibited.
COMPANION MEASURES
Rule 46. Whenever any bill, memorial, concurrent
resolution, or joint resolution of the House of Represen-
tatives 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 order to move that the Senate companion
measure be substituted and considered in lieu of the
House bill, memorial, concurrent resolution, or joint reso-
lution. 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 a
two-thirds vote and take up and read such Senate meas-
ure. 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
automatically tabled. Recomniitment of a House bill shall
automatically carry with it any Senate companion bill
then on the calendar.
REFERENCE
Rule 47. As bills, resolutions and memorials shall be
read for the first time, the Speaker shall refer these
either to a committee or to the Calendar, as elsewhere
provided in these Rules. The titles and references thereof



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licly announced and entered on the Journal. Bills strictly
local in nature or bills and joint resolutions being intro-
duced by a House committee whose jurisdiction embraces
the subject of the bill or joint resolution shall be referred
to the Calendar upon introduction. Resolutions on organi-
zation at the beginning of a session and of condolence or
congratulations and those originating in a House com-
mittee of proper jurisdiction may be taken up at time of
introduction without reference upon motion adopted by
majority vote. The Speaker shall not (except as hereafter
provided in this Rule) refer a bill or joint resolution to
more than one standing committee unless directed other-
wise by the House upon motion adopted by majority vote.
All bills carrying appropriations, except claim bills, shall
be referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and all
bills dealing with tax matters, so as to materially increase,
decrease, alter, impose or remove 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 an appropriation or deal with a tax matter, and
an amendment, offered either from the floor or by the
reporting committee and adopted, does call for an appro-
priation or deal with a tax matter, then the bill with
amendment may, in the discretion of the Speaker, be
referred to the Committee on Appropriations or the Com-
mittee on Finance & Taxation, whichever is appropriate.
The bill, if then reported favorably, shall be returned
at the same reading as when referred.
When the Speaker has referred a bill or joint resolu-
tion, any Member may, during that day at any time,
but no later than under the Order of Business of "Motions
Relating to Committee Reference" on the succeeding
Legislative day, move for reference to a different com-
mittee 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 or the Committee on Finance & Tax-
ation or the Committee on Constitutional Amendments,
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 juris-
diction, and this shall be decided by a majority vote of
those voting. No bill or joint resolution may be with-
drawn 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 or more com-
mittees, 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



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shall be decided by a two-thirds vote of members present.

READINGS
Rule 48. Unless otherwise ordered by a two-thirds
vote of Members present, concurrent resolutions and
memorials shall receive two readings on two separate
days, and unless otherwise ordered, shall be determined
by a voice vote. All other resolutions than joint or con-
current resolutions, after reference to and report from
the Committee on Resolutions shall be determined by
a voice vote upon their reading after the report of such
committee unless otherwise ordered. Every bill and
joint resolution shall receive three separate readings on
three separate days previous to a vote upon the passage
of such bill or joint resolution unless two-thirds of the
Members present shall decide to waive this Rule, and the
Chief Clerk shall give notice of each, whether it be first,
second or third reading, together with the report of the
committee thereon, if any.

INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT
Rule 49. When any measure requiring three readings
shall be on its third reading, and a motion to indefinitely
postpone the same shall be made, it shall be the duty of
the Speaker to put the question on the final passage of
the bill or joint resolution and direct the roll call on its
final passage and not put the motion of indefinite post-
ponement of the measure.
INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT DISPOSES
FOR SESSION
Rule 50. Indefinite postponement shall dispose of the
question for the legislative session.

ENGROSSING
Rule 51. Before any general bill or joint resolution
shall be read the third time, whether amended or not,
it shall be referred without motion 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 Journal entry.
Where an amendment has been adopted, this shall be
carefully incorporated in the measure by being type-
written on stout bond paper without erasure or inter-
lineation. 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 Chief Clerk
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ORDER AFTER SECOND READING
Rule 52. The order of disposition of any bill or joint
resolution which has been read the second time shall be
its reference to the Engrossing Clerk to be engrossed
after all questions relative to it while on a second reading
have been disposed of, and the same shall be immediately
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.

ORDER AFTER THIRD READING
Rule 53. After third reading of any bill or joint reso-
lution, it shall not be committed or amended, except as
to title, without the consent of two-thirds of the Members
present, nor shall it be postponed to a day certain with-
out the consent of a majority of those present.
ENROLLING
Rule 54. The Enrolling Clerk shall be responsible for
the enrolling of bills and other legislation. After enroll-
ment, all bills shall be signed by the Speaker and the
Chief Clerk, and the fact of such signing shall be noted
in the Journal.
MEASURES INFORMALLY DEFERRED
Rule 55. Whenever the Member who introduced a
measure, or the Chairman of the committee which had
reported it, shall be absent from the chamber when the
bill has been reached in the regular order on second or
third reading, consideration shall be informally deferred
until his return. The bill shall retain its position on
the Calendar. The Member shall have the responsibility
of making the motion for its subsequent consideration.

CONSIDERATION OF SENATE BILLS
Rule 56. On Wednesday of each week, and such other
times as the Committee on Rules & Calendar shall by
special order designate, the House shall take up and con-
sider the Calendar of Senate concurrent resolutions, me-
morials, general bills, and joint resolutions and no other
business shall be in order thereafter for a period of at
least two hours, except questions of order or privilege
which may be considered at any time and are of superior
dignity to other business of the House.
MEMBERS DEEMED PRESENT
Rule 57. Any Member, having answered roll call
(taken either orally or by the voting machine) at the
opening of any daily session, or who enters after roll call
and announces his presence to the House, shall thereafter
be deemed as present unless leave of absence is obtained
from the Speaker.
MEMBERS ON LEAVE
Rule 58. Any Member obtaining leave of absence,



and having in his possession any papers relating to the



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business before the House, shall leave these with the
Chief Clerk before departing from the Capitol.
FEES FOR WITNESSES
Rule 59. Witnesses subpoenaed to appear before the
House or its committees shall be paid as follows: For
each day a witness shall attend, the sum of seven 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 travelling when the witness
has been summoned at the place of hearing.
GROUNDS FOR CONTEST
Rule 60. In cases of contest for a seat in the House,
notice setting forth the grounds of such contest shall be
given by the contestant to the House within three cal-
endar days after the House first convenes, and in such
case, the contest shall be determined by majority vote as
speedily as reasonably possible.
CALENDAR OF LOCAL BILLS
Rule 61. Local bills shall be disposed of according to
the Calendar of Bills of a Local Nature and 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 consid-
ered at such time, except as provided in Rule 26.
STANDING COMMITTEES
Rule 62. At the commencement of each regular ses-
sion of the Legislature, the Speaker shall appoint the
membership of these standing committees:



Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee



on Agriculture
on Appropriations
on Atomic Energy
on Banks & Loans
on Census & Apportionment
on Citrus
on Claims
on Commerce & Reciprocal Trade
on Constitutional Amendments
on County Government
on Drainage & Water Conservation
on Education -Higher Learning
on Education -Public Schools
on Elections
on Executive Communications
on Finance & Taxation
on Forestry
on Game & Fresh Water Fish
on General Legislation
on Governmental Reorganization
on Hotels & Restaurants
on House Administration
on Industrial Development
on Insurance
on Judiciary A
on Judiciary B



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Committee on Judiciary C
Committee on Judiciary D
Committee on Labor
Committee on Livestock
Committee on Mental Health
Committee on Military & Veterans Affairs
Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers
Committee on Municipal Government



Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee



on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on



Oil, Phosphate & Minerals
Pensions & Retirement
Personnel



Public
Public
Public
Public
Public
Public
Public
Public



Amusements
Health
Lands & Parks
Printing
Roads & Highways
Safety
Utilities
Welfare



Resolutions & Memorials
Rules & Calendar
Salt Water Conservation
State Advertising
State Correctional Institutions
State Institutions
Statutory Revision



Committee on Temperance
Committee on Workmen's Compensation
Each committee shall consist of not less than five nor
more than twenty-seven members, one of whom shall be
designated by the Speaker as Chairman and another as
Vice Chairman.
Committees shall meet on the call of the Chairman; or,
in his absence, the Vice Chairman, or, upon the written
request of three or more members of the committee to
the remaining members.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE
Rule 63. In all cases the House may resolve itself
into a Committee of the Whole House, and in such event
the Speaker shall leave the Chair after appointing a
chairman to preside, who shall, in case of disturbance
or disorderly conduct in the galleries or lobby, have
power to cause same to be cleared.

BILLS IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE
Rule 64. 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 con-
sidered. The body of said bill shall not be interlined or
defaced, but all amendments denoting the page and line
shall be entered by the Chief Clerk, who shall be Clerk
of the Committee of the Whole House, on separate paper,
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



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4 p.m.
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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 unfavor-
ably, then no such bill or resolution shall receive a favor-
able 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 only a majority of the
members of the Committee of the Whole House may
report the bill favorably.
BILLS FOR ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING
Rule 65. The Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk shall
report as soon as the bills referred have been engrossed
or enrolled, and all bills shall be disposed of in the order
in which they were referred, except when bills are or-
dered to be engrossed immediately for certification to the
Senate under waiver of the rules when such last men-
tioned bills shall have precedence.
UNGENTLEMANLY CONDUCT BY NON-MEMBER
Rule 66. Any person not a Member who shall, whether
the House is in session or not, be guilty in the
Chamber of ungentlemanly conduct or the use of unbe-
coming language to a Member shall be ejected from the
Chamber for the remainder of the legislative session.
COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Rule 67. Committees shall dispatch as expeditiously
as reasonably possible and proper the public 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 conflict of its members with the meetings of other
committees to which they have been appointed. During
the first 30 calendar days of the regular legislative ses-
sion, the committees shall have reserved to them the
following days and hours of meeting:
Group One: Mondays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to
10 a.m.
Group Two: Mondays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Group Three: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2
p.m. to 4 p.m.
Group Four: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m.
to 6 p.m.
Group Five: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to
10 a.m.














Group Eight: Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and
Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Group Nine: Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and
Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Committee on Rules & Calendar shall provide
a schedule of days and hours for the meeting of commit-
tees after completion of the initial 30 days of the session.
Committees shall regularly meet in the room assigned
for their use by the Sergeant-at-Arms, and notice of
such assignment shall be posted permanently on a bul-
letin board provided for this purpose in the public cor-
ridor 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 Chief Clerk in writing by 5:30 p.m. of the
preceding legislative day, shall appear at the head of the
daily Calendar. Saturday meetings 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 Ser-
geant-at-Arms for evening or other special meetings.
No committee shall meet while the House is in session
without special leave, except the Committee on Rules
& Calendar.

NOTICE TO INTRODUCERS
Rule 68. The Chairman, or in his absence, the Vice
Chairman, shall cause to be given at least two 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 with-
out such notice to and an opportunity to be heard having
been given to its introducer, shall be recommitted to the
committee reporting the same unfavorably upon the point
of order being made. This privilege shall also extend to
any Member, not an introducer, who has given the Chair-
man written notice of his desire to be heard on a specific
bill, provided such notice shall have been given at least
two hours prior to the committee meeting. The committee
to which the bill or resolution is thus committed shall
proceed to reconsider it and shall report on it as if origi-
nally referred. This Rule shall also apply to Senate bills
and resolutions.

RECOMMITTING AFTER REPORT
Rule 69. All matters referred to committees shall be
reported from said committees by bill, resolution or other-
wise with their recommendations thereon, and after such
proper report no bill, resolution or other matter shall be
recommitted to any committee except by a two-thirds



REPORT WITHIN 14 DAYS
Rule 70. Every bill, joint resolution, resolution and
memorial referred to a committee or committees shall
be reported back before the expiration of 14 calendar
days from the date of its reference, unless otherwise
ordered by the House, except that no bill shall be with-
drawn under this rule from the Committee on Appro-
priations or the Committee on Finance & Taxation or the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments during the
first 30 calendar days of the session. 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, resolution or memorial be
placed on the Calendar together with notation of this
reason for its withdrawal from the committee. It shall
be the duty of standing committees to report all measures
referred to them either (a) favorably, (b) favorably with
committee amendment, (c) with Committee Substitute
as defined in Rule 72, or (d) unfavorably, but never
"without recommendation."
STYLE OF COMMITTEE REPORTS:
VOTING IN COMMITTEE
Rule 71. Each report of a committee shall contain
the action of the committee on the bill or other measure
being transmitted, together with (a) the time and place
of the meeting at which the action was taken, (b) the
name and address of each person addressing the com-
mittee relative to the measure and, if an agent, the in-
terest represented, and (c) the vote of each member of
the committee on each motion, (other than procedural),
bill, resolution or amendment acted upon. The Chief
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 Sec-
tions (a), (b), (c). After the report has been filed with
the Chief Clerk as provided in Rule 72, it shall be pre-
served for the convenient inspection of the public dur-
ing the legislative session and afterwards delivered to
the Secretary of State.
No member of a committee shall be allowed under any
circumstances to vote by proxy. A majority of all the
committee members present shall agree by their votes
upon the disposition of any bill or other matter consid-
ered by the committee. A member shall be expected to
attend all meetings of a committee to which he has been
appointed. Failure to attend two consecutive regular
meetings, unless excused from attendance in the House
on those days as provided in Rule 34, or by the Chair-
man of the Committee shall constitute automatic with-
drawal from the committee and create a vacancy. Upon
notification by the Chairman of the Committee, the
Speaker shall make appointments to such vacancies.
COMMITTEE REPORTS AND
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTES



vote of the Members present and voting.



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man, or, in his absence, the Vice Chairman) of commit-
tees on bills, joint resolutions, resolutions and memorials
shall be made on forms furnished by the Sergeant-at-
Arms and delivered to the Chief Clerk by 5:30 P.M. of
each legislative day at the desk designated therefore in
the hallway on the east side of the north wing-where
the office of the Chief Clerk is situated. These reports
must be accompanied by the original bill, joint resolu-
tion, resolution or memorial, and the titles thereof shall
be entered on the Calendar (at the appropriate reading)
and on the Journal, together with the statement that the
same was reported favorably by the committee of ref-
erence. Each report by a committee must set forth the
exact title of the measure, the name and county of the
introducer (or introducers ) and, if amendments are pro-
posed by the committee, amendments shall be numbered
serially and typewritten in full. All unfavorable reports
(signed by the Chairman, or in his absence, the Vice
Chairman), of committees on bills, joint resolutions, reso-
lutions and memorials shall be returned to the Chief
Clerk in the same manner set forth for making favorable
reports. All bills, joint resolutions, resolutions and me-
morials reported unfavorably shall be laid on the table
but upon motion of any Member, adopted by a two-
thirds (2/) vote of the Members present, the same may
be taken from the table.
No committee shall file a report unless the committee
has met formally at an authorized time and place. If any
matter is reported on the basis of a poll of the committee
such matters shall be automatically re-referred to the
committee.
A committee may, in reporting a bill, joint resolution,
resolution or memorial, draft a new measure, embrac-
ing the same general subject matter, to be returned to
the House with the recommendation that the substitute
be considered in lieu of the original measure (or meas-
ures). The substitute measure must be accompanied by
the original measure referred to the committee and re-
turned to the Chief Clerk in the same manner as the
favorable reporting of any other measure. When the
original measure is reached upon the Calendar, the sub-
stitute 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 sub-
stitute in the place of the original. At the moment that
the House agrees by majority vote to take up the sub-
stitute, then the original shall be regarded as automati-
cally tabled in the same manner as a measure unfavor-
ably reported. The substitute shall carry the identifying
number (or numbers) of the original, and shall be re-
turned to the Chief Clerk in the same number of copies
required for first introduction of a similar measure (an



original and five exact copies for bills).

COMMITTEE MEETINGS OPEN
Rule 73. All meetings of all committees shall be open



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ments of this Rule, and to report violations. No commit-
teeman knowingly shall permit an unregistered lobbyist
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to the public at all times, subject always to the power
and authority of the Chairman to maintain order and
decorum.
LOBBYING
Rule 74.
1. Every person, which term shall include firms, cor-
porations, associations or groups, and any office-holder,
appointee or employee of any federal, state, county, mu-
nicipal, or other governmental subdivision, board, com-
mission or agency, and their respective agents, engaging
during any session to urge the passage, defeat or modi-
fication of any legislation by the House of Representa-
tives or its committees, shall before engaging in such
activity, register as a lobbyist with the Chief Clerk of
the House.

2. Every such person shall register on forms pre-
pared by the Chief Clerk, giving under oath all the in-
terests he represents as defined in Section 1, the par-
ticular legislation in which he is interested, the name
and address of the interests he represents and the dura-
tion of his engagement. The Chief Clerk shall publish in
the Journal in tabulation form a list of those filing the
registration statements required under this Rule, together
with the information contained therein, on the first Mon-
day of the session and weekly thereafter. No registered
lobbyist shall be permitted upon the floor of the House
while it is in session.

3. Any person who merely appears before a commit-
tee of this House in his individual capacity without com-
pensation or reimbursement, to express support of or
opposition to any legislation, and shall so declare to the
Members 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.

4. Separately from any prosecution or penalties other-
wise provided by law, any person determined by a ma-
jority of this House to have failed to comply with the
requirements of this Rule, shall be prohibited for the
duration of the session from appearing before a commit-
tee of this House.

5. The Chief Clerk shall provide blank affidavits for
the convenience of registrants but the burden of com-
pliance nevertheless always shall be upon the person
required to register.

6. Committees shall be diligent to ascertain whether
those who appear before them in other than an obviously
individual capacity have conformed with the require-














CHIEF CLERK
Rule 75. There shall be a Chief Clerk whose duty
it shall be, with the help of assistants, to keep a careful
record of all proceedings of the House and cause them
to be printed in the Journal.
The Chief Clerk shall be elected to serve continu-
ously for a period of two years, pursuant to the provisions
of Section 11.15, Florida Statutes, and shall keep the
Chief Clerk's office open during and between sessions of
the legislature on a permanent basis. A permanent staff of
assistants shall be appointed to efficiently transact such
business as assigned, or required by law or by rules of
the House, during and between sessions of the legislature.
All questions of order and decision thereon shall be
noted and recorded in the Journal. The Chief Clerk
shall sign all bills, acts and resolutions passed by the
House, together with all writs, orders and process ema-
nating therefrom. He shall perform all duties which
have heretofore devolved upon the Chief Clerk by cus-
tom. The Chief Clerk is required to examine all local
bills to determine whether or not the same are accom-
panied by proof of publication of notice, or whether
the same contains a proper referendum. All employes
of the Chief Clerk's office shall be under his direction.
He shall not permit local bills unaccompanied by proof
of publication of notice or not containing a proper refer-
endum, as required by Section 21 of Article III of the
Constitution of the State, to be read or otherwise en-
tertained, but the same shall be returned to the intro-
ducer. The Chief Clerk shall be the ex officio Enrolling
Clerk, and it shall be the duty of the Speaker to appoint
a capable and efficient person to serve as Enrolling Clerk.
DAILY CALENDAR
Rule 76. The Chief Clerk shall cause to be printed
the daily Calendar of the House, and shall divide the
same into three separate parts with appropriate head-
ings. In the first division and under the first heading
shall, as favorably reported, be placed House Bills and
Joint Resolutions of a general nature; under the second
heading shall be placed Senate Bills of a general nature;
under the third division shall be placed House and Senate
bills of a local nature. In each of said divisions all bills
and joint resolutions shall be arranged so as to show (1)
those on third reading; (2) those on second reading. The
committee to which such bill or resolution was referred,
together with the report of same, shall be stated under
the title of each bill.
MESSAGES
Rule 77. Messages shall be transmitted to the Gov-
ernor or the Senate by the Chief Clerk.
PERMANENT JOURNAL
Rule 78. The complete Journal at the close of the
session shall be bound together under the supervision



and attested to by the Chief Clerk, shall be filed in the
office of the Secretary of State, as the official Journal of
the House of Representatives.

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
Rule 79. There shall be a Sergeant-at-Arms and it
shall be his duty, with the help of assistants, to attend
the House during its sittings, to maintain order under the
direction of the Speaker or other presiding officer in the
Chair; to execute the commands of the Speaker and of
the House, and all processes issued by authority thereof,
directed to him and subject always to the approval of
the Speaker; to have charge of all property of the House
and to distribute the expendable materials of the House
to Members of the House for their official use; to cause
to be distributed daily sufficient number of Journals and
Calendars of the House to supply the demands of the
House and its Members; to comply with any order or
resolution of the House; to have supervision of the pages,
doorkeepers, janitors, messengers, and mailing clerks of
the House; to have general charge of the gallery of the
House provided for the public and maintain order there-
in; to make requisition for blanks and printed stationery
which may be required by the House and distribute the
same on request of the Members; to purchase for the
use of the House, unless otherwise ordered, all articles
which shall be ordered by the House to be provided for
the use of the House, which are to be purchased, and rent
or otherwise secure any articles which are to be rented
or provided when so ordered by the House, and to per-
form any special duty which may be required by order
or resolution of the House, or the Speaker thereof in the
exercise of his lawful authority. The Committee on
House Administration shall have supervision over the
work of the Sergeant-at-Arms. All communications
coming to the House of Representatives, either by mes-
sengers or Committees, shall be accompanied by the
Sergeant-at-Arms, who shall approach the Well of the
House and address the Chair. The presiding officer of
the House shall recognize the Sergeant-at-Arms, who
should state briefly his reasons for appearing at the Well
of the House. Whereupon the presiding officer shall
appropriately receive the message or Committee report,
except the Speaker may in his discretion suspend the
provisions contained in this rule with reference to mes-
sages during the last ten days of the regular session.
CHAMBER OF HOUSE
Rule 80. The Chamber of the House shall be used only
for the legislative business of the House and 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.
Persons to receive privileges of the floor: Other than
present Members of the House of Representatives and of



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hereinafter named, and none other, shall be admitted ex-
cept in the company of a Member during regular daily
sessions of the Chamber of the House, viz: The Governor
and Cabinet Members, and their private secretaries;
Judges of the Supreme Court; Members of Congress;
contestants in election cases during the pendency of their
cases in the House; the Secretary and Sergeant-at-Arms
of the Senate; accredited members of the press, radio
and television gallery; such persons as have, by name,
received the thanks of the Legislature; former Gover-
nors, and ex-Members of the House of Representatives
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; pro-
vided that guests, visitors, families of Members shall not,
other than on opening day of the Session, sit at a Mem-
ber's desk except between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and
1: 00 p.m. The Speaker may extend the courtesy of the
floor to such other persons as he may desire by the is-
suance of a door permit good only on the day indicated.
When the House is in session all male members shall be
attired in coats and ties.

Press Gallery: Restrictions on admission. Such por-
tions of the floor as may be necessary to accommodate
representatives of the press, radio and television wishing
to report proceedings shall be set aside for their use, and
reporters, columnists and newscasters shall be admitted
thereto under such regulations as the Speaker may from
time to time prescribe.

Male representatives of the press, radio and television
shall be dressed in coats. All typewriters used in the
press gallery shall be noiseless.

The proceedings of the House of Representatives may
be televised at all times, either from the floor of the
House or from the galleries, providing the televising of
such proceedings will not interfere with the normal op-
erations of the House. In the event the televising of such
proceedings interferes with the normal operations of the
House, it shall be the duty of the Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Rules & Calendar to take such action as is
necessary for the removal of such interference.

EMPLOYES
Rule 81. Employes and attaches shall perform the
duties allotted to them by custom or rule of the House
or by order of the Speaker. House stenographers not
specially assigned shall be under the supervision of a head
to be designated by the Committee on Personnel. House
stenographers shall be at all times subject to the requi-
sition of the Chairman or Acting Chairman of any House



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Committee, for the performance of the official business
of the House. All attaches and employes of the House
shall remain on duty at all times while the House is in
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observe the same hours of employment as regular capitol
employes; provided, that any committee may require a
stenographer to attend its meetings at any time. House
stenographers may be required to write letters for Mem-
bers of the House when same does not interfere with
their doing the official work of the House which has been
allotted to them.

EMPLOYES FORBIDDEN TO LOBBY
Rule 82. No employee or attache of the House shall,
directly or indirectly interest or concern himself or her-
self with the passage or consideration of any measure
whatsoever. If any employee or attache so interests or
concerns himself or herself with any measure it shall
be grounds for summary dismissal.

PAY FOR SPECIAL SERVICES
Rule 83. Additional compensation may be allowed
officers and employes for overtime and special services
at the discretion of the Speaker and the Chairman of
the Committee on House Administration.

DECORUM IN DEBATE
Rule 84. 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 appel-
lation of "Mr.", "Mrs.", "Lady" or "Gentleman."
MOTIONS RELATING TO COMMITTEE REFERENCE
Mr. Herrell moved that House Bill No. 47, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary A yesterday, also be
referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Messrs. Hollahan, Herrell and Eldredge of Dade, Daniel and
Reedy of Lake, Stone of Escambia, Askins of Nassau, Ayers of
Hernando, Boyd and Knowles of Manatee, Boylston and Ed-
mondson of Sarasota, Conner of Bradford, Craig and Usina
of St. Johns, Drummond of Holmes, Fagan and Turlington of
Alachua, Hathaway of Charlotte, Hosford of Liberty, Inman
of Orange, Arrington and Inman of Gadsden, Anderson of
Jefferson, Allsworth of Broward, Jones of Taylor, Karl and
Sweeny of Volusia, Kimbrough of Santa Rosa, Markham of
Okeechobee, Mathews and Stallings of Duval, McClain of
Pasco, Mitchell of Washington, Nash of Franklin, Papy and
Cunningham of Monroe, Shipp and Peacock of Jackson, Rob-
erts of Union, Roberts of Palm Beach, Shaffer of Pinellas,
Smith of DeSoto, Stewart of Okaloosa, Strickland of Citrus,
Vocelle of Indian River, Wadsworth of Flagler, Walker of
Collier, Williams of Columbia, Williams of Hardee, and Mrs.
Johnson of Orange were given permission to be recorded as
co-introducers of House Bill No. 12.
Messrs. Allsworth and Ryan of Broward, Askew and Stone
of Escambia, Askins of Nassau, Ayers of Hernando, Blank and
Roberts of Palm Beach, Boylston and Edmondson of Sarasota,
Chiles and Griffin of Polk, Conner of Bradford, Craig and
Usina of St. Johns, Papy and Cunningham of Monroe, El-
dredge, Herrell and Hollahan of Dade, Fagan and Turlington
of Alachua, Home and Mitchell of Leon, Inman of Orange,
Jones of Taylor, Karl and Sweeny of Volusia, Kimbrough of
Santa Rosa, McClain of Pasco, Nash of Franklin, Pruitt of
Brevard, Roberts of Suwannee, Rowell of Sumter, Russell of
Pinellas, Scott of Martin, Shipp of Jackson, Smith of DeSoto,
Stewart of Okaloosa, Strickland of Citrus, Vocelle of Indian



River, Wadsworth of Flagler, Walker of Collier, Williams of
Hardee, and Mrs. Johnson of Orange were given permission to
be recorded as co-introducers of House Bill No. 29.
Messrs. Boyd and Knowles of Manatee, Boylston and Ed-
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of Bradford, Costin of Gulf, Daniel and Reedy of Lake, Tur-
lington of Alachua, Fuqua of Calhoun, Hathaway of Char-
lotte, Horne and Mitchell of Leon, Hosford of Liberty, Karl
of Volusia, McAlpin of Hamilton, McClain of Pasco, Mitchell
of Washington, Peavy of Madison, Roberts of Palm Beach, Rob-
erts of Suwannee, Rowell of Sumter, Scott of Martin, Stallings
of Duval, Strickland of Citrus, Wadsworth of Flagler, Whitaker
of Hillsborough, Williams of Columbia, and Mrs. Johnson of
Orange were given permission to be recorded as co-introducers
of House Bill No. 52.
Messrs. Daniel of Lake, and Shipp and Peacock of Jackson
were given permission to be recorded as co-introducers of
House Bill No. 26.
Messrs. Kimbrough of Santa Rosa and Williams of Co-
lumbia were given permission to be recorded as co-introducers
of House Bill No. 47.
Mrs. Johnson of Orange and Messrs. Boylston and Edmond-
son of Sarasota were given permission to be recorded as co-
introducers of House Bill No. 9.
Mr. Marshburn of Levy was given permission to be recorded
as a co-introducer of House Bill No. 53.

INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CON-
CURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Messrs. Horne and Mitchell of Leon-
H. B. No. 54-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the
Board of Control to complete the Florida Agricultural and
Mechanical University stadium; providing for payment of costs
thereof from certain collections and funds; and providing an
effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs. Shaffer, Carney and Russell of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 55-A bill to be entitled An Act applying to Pinellas
County, Florida, requiring licensing and registration of dogs;
requiring annual vaccination; prohibiting unlicensed dogs from
running at large; providing for a pound master and his duties
and powers; providing for appeals from his acts or orders;
providing for the redemption and disposal of dogs and animals
impounded; requiring the reporting of dogs and animals im-
pounded; requiring the reporting of dogs and animals bitten
by other animals, biting other animals or humans, or suspected
of rabies; providing for disposition of unclaimed or infected
dogs and animals and confinement of certain dogs and
animals; requiring dogs to be muzzled under certain circum-
stances; prohibiting trespasses by persons in control of dogs;
providing for the prohibition of maintaining barking dogs, etc.;
prohibiting the abandonment of dogs, cats, and other animals;
providing for the impounding of horses, cows, etc.; in the coun-
ty and on the public streets; providing for the control of in-
fectious animals; providing for the administration of this Act
and appropriations to administer and enforce this Act; provid-
ing penalties for violation of this Act; providing for the repeal
of conflicting laws and defining terms in this Act; and pro-
viding for the separability of the provisions of this Act; provid-
ing for effective date.


The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Cunningham of Monroe--

H. B. No. 56-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Elec-
tions; amending Sections 101.61, 101.62 and 101.63, Florida
Statutes; providing for the qualifications for and the casting of
absentee ballots; publication of list of applicants for absentee
ballots; and repealing Section 101.69, Florida Statutes.



The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
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Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Home of Leon-
H. B. No. 62-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
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By Mr. Cunningham of Monroe-
H. B. No. 57-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Tor-
tugas shrimp beds; amending Subsection (2) of Section
370.151, Florida Statutes, to limit the application of the Sec-
tion; amending Subsection (8) of Section 370.151, Florida
Statutes, by changing the penalty for the violation of the Sec-
tion; repealing Subsections (6) and (7) of Section 370.151,
Florida Statutes; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Salt Water Conservation.
By the Committee on Rules & Calendar-
H. R. No. 58-A resolution for appointment of a standing
committee of the House of Representatives of Florida for the
1959 legislative session to be known as the "General Legislation
Committee"; authorizing such committee to employ compe-
tent counsel.
WHEREAS, it is reasonably certain that there will be nu-
merous pieces of legislation proposed to this Session of the
Legislature concerning matters which are so broad in scope
as to relate to many fields, and fields of specifically technical
nature, and
WHEREAS, it is felt that such legislation should be con-
sidered by a Committee specifically organized and qualified,
together with competent legal counsel to assist it.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That the Speaker be requested to appoint and
constitute a standing Committee for the 1959 Legislative Ses-
sion to be known as the "General Legislation Committee".
Section 2. That, if such Committee be constituted and ap-
pointed, it shall be authorized to employ competent counsel.
-was read in full.
Mr. Conner moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 58
was adopted.
The Speaker announced that he has appointed the following
Members to serve on the Committee on General Legislation,
pursuant to House Resolution No. 58:
Mr. Griffin of Polk, Chairman, Mr. Cleveland, Vice-Chair-
man, and Messrs. Chappell, Conner, Mathews, Stewart, Whit-
aker, Fagan, and Home.
By Messrs. Mathews of Duval and Crews of Baker-
H. B. No. 59-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to State
printing; amending Section 283.10, Florida Statutes, by provid-
ing for letting of separate contracts; providing for bids on
purchases in excess of fifty dollars ($50.00) and advertising
on contracts over two thousand dollars ($2,000.00).
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Printing.
By Messrs. Whitaker, Liles and Mann of Hillsborough.
H. B. No. 60-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to un-
employment compensation law, repealing Subsection (4) of
Section 443.05, Florida Statutes; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Workmen's Compensation.
By Mr. Horne of Leon-
H. B. No. 61-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
employees and officers of the Florida Highway Patrol; amend-
ing Section 321.07, Florida Statutes, relating to base pay of the
several classifications of employees and officers; providing an
appropriation; providing an effective date.
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adding Section 321.021, providing for the qualifications of the
director of the State Department of Public Safety.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Safety.
By Messrs. Roberts and Blank of Palm Beach, Allsworth of
Broward, Anderson of Jefferson, Arrington of Gadsden, Askew
of Escambia, Askins of Nassau, Barron of Bay, Chappell of
Marion, Chiles of Polk, Conner of Bradford, Eldredge of Dade,
Griffin of Polk, Harris of Bay, Hollahan of Dade, Home of
Leon, Inman of Gadsden, Inman of Orange, Kimbrough of
Santa Rosa, Markham of Okeechobee, Mathews of Duval,
Mattox of Polk, McClain of Pasco, Mitchell of Leon, Mitchell
of Washington, Nash of Franklin, O'Neill of Marion, Peavy of
Madison, Pruitt of Brevard, Saunders of Clay, Stallings of
Duval, Stewart of Okaloosa, Stone of Escambia, Strickland
of Citrus, Williams of Hardee, Beasley of Walton, Reedy of
Lake, and Mrs. Johnson of Orange-
H. B. No. 63-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, desig-
nate and name U. S. Highway 90 and certain portions of U. S.
Highways 98, 19, 319 within the State of Florida as "Blue Star
Memorial Highway"; authorizing the State Road Department
to mark such route with appropriate markers; and providing
an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Messrs. Roberts and Blank of Palm Beach, Mathews and
Stallings of Duval, Reedy of Lake, McClain of Pasco and Mrs.
Johnson of Orange-
H. B. No. 64-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
chairman of the State Road Department of Florida, in coop-
eration with the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., to
designate certain roads and highways as portions of the Blue
Star Memorial Highway; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Messrs. Roberts and Blank of Palm Beach, Mathews and
Stallings of Duval and McClain of Pasco and Mrs. Johnson of
Orange-
H. B. No. 65-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, desig-
nate and name a certain part of U. S. Highway 92 within
the State as "Blue Star Memorial Highway"; authorizing the
State Road Department to mark such route with appropriate
markers; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Messrs. Mathews and Westberry of Duval, Craig and
Usina of St. Johns, Crews of Baker, and Blank of Palm
Beach-
H. B. No. 66-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to State
Education for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind; amending Sections
242.34 and 242.38, Florida Statutes, to specifically provide for
the payment by the State Board of Control of costs of educa-
tion, care and maintenance of students attending Florida
School for the Deaf and Blind; repealing Section 242.37,
Florida Statutes, requiring the payment of all such costs ex-
cept tuition by parents or guardians who are financially able;
providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs. Mathews and Stallings of Duval--
H. B. No. 67-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to elec-
tions; providing that campaign literature shall not be posted
upon private property by any candidate without owner's per-
mission; or upon public property; or upon any trees even with
permission of owner; providing penalty; providing effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.



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By Messrs. Mathews, Westberry and Stallings of Duval,
Crews of Baker, Ryan of Broward and Boyd and Knowles of
Manatee-
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tangible personal property taxation; amending Section 199.01,
Florida Statutes, defining certain terms used in Chapter 199,
Florida Statutes, to exclude the interest of a partner in a part-
nership from the operation of Chapter 199, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. Mathews and Stallings of Duval, Crews of
Baker and Ryan of Broward-
H. B. No. 69-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to in-
tangible personal property taxation; amending Chapter 199,
Florida Statutes, by adding a new section to be numbered
Section 199.071, providing that domestic and foreign corpora-
tions doing business or owning property in Florida shall report
to comptroller names and addresses of persons holding their
stocks and bonds and transfers of same; providing an effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Nash of Franklin-
H. B. No. 70-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to land
titles; requiring a certified copy of description of land titles
transferred and sold within each incorporated municipality
or other real estate taxing authority to be delivered to said
municipality or taxing authority by the clerk of circuit court
in counties in the state having a population of not less than
five thousand five hundred (5,500) and not more than six
thousand (6,000), according to the latest official state-wide
decennial census; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Nash of Franklin-
H. B. No. 71 -A bill to be entitled An Act relating to elec-
tions in Franklin County; requiring the Board of County Com-
missioners of Franklin County to use a minimum of one voting
machine in each voting precinct in Franklin County; providing
an effective date.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
71.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Mathews of Duval and Crews of Baker-
H. B. No. 72 -A bill to be entitled An Act relating to state
printing; amending Subsection (2) of Section 287.011, Florida
Statutes, and adding a new Subsection (3) to Section 287.081,
Florida Statutes, by providing for inclusion of class B printing
in State Purchasing Commission jurisdiction and allowing ex-
ceptions to requisitions through State Purchasing Commission.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Printing.

By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 73 A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Article
V, Section 7, Chapter 28922, Laws of Florida 1953, which cre-
ated and established the Canaveral Port District in Brevard
County, Florida, and providing and regulating the manage-
ment and the compensation of the members of the Board of
Commissioners of the Canaveral Port Authority.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
73.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of



Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
















By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 74 A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard
County, Florida, to establish and operate a garbage collection
and disposal service, collect fees therefore, acquire facilities
therefore, contract with the municipalities of Brevard County
therefore, acquire and operate garbage disposal units by pur-
chase, retain title, or otherwise and give evidence of indebted-
ness secured by the disposal units purchased and the fees
collected therefrom; fix fees for the use of said disposal units,
grant franchises for the collection, removal and disposal of
garbage; providing a method for securing said franchises; pro-
viding for the terms and consideration therefore, and the rates
to be received by the franchise holder; providing for changes
in the rates collected by such franchise holders, and for super-
vision and inspection of their performance under this Act;
making it unlawful to carry on a business of collection, re-
moval and disposal of garbage in areas designated for fran-
chises, and providing that a violation of this Act shall be a
misdemeanor; providing for the granting of franchises to
persons now operating garbage and waste collection businesses,
and providing an effective date.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
74.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 75-A bill to be entitled An Act declaring the es-
tablishment and maintenance of garbage and refuse disposal
areas to be a county purpose; empowering the Board of County
Commissioners of Brevard County, Florida, to purchase, lease
or otherwise acquire real estate and to use real estate now or
hereafter owned by Brevard County for the purpose of estab-
lishing such areas and authorizing the maintenance of same;
to coordinate garbage and rubbish collection and septic tank
cleaning and disposal in Brevard County, Florida, for the pre-
vention of disease; defining garbage, rubbish and excreta,
establishing the authorization of the Brevard County Health
Department for the permitting of garbage collectors; and fix-
ing the effective date of this act.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
75.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 76-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
licensing, bonding, and examination of building contractors in
Brevard County; repealing all laws and parts of laws in con-
flict herewith; providing for enforcement of this act and pen-
alties for the violation hereof; and affixing the effective date
of this act.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
76.

The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.

By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 77-A bill to be entitled An Act declaring the



public beaches within Brevard County lying outside any
municipality to be under the jurisdiction of the board of



county commissioners for certain purposes; and authorizing
the board of county commissioners to grant franchises for the
operation of concessions and businesses thereon and for other
purposes.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
77.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 78-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to oc-
cupational licenses in unincorporated areas of Brevard County
requiring procurement of use permits in certain cases before
occupational licenses in such areas may be issued.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
78.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 79-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard
County, Florida, to properly police and safeguard the high-
ways in said county, prescribind the mode and method of
marking said highways and of erecting lights, signs, or signals,
to better safeguard said highways; authorizing said board of
county commissioners of Brevard County, Florida, to prescribe
rules and regulations for safeguarding the traffic upon said
highways, making a violation of the rules, regulations and
orders of the board of county commissioners of Brevard Coun-
ty, with reference to said highways, a misdemeanor and pre-
scribing punishment therefore; providing the method of en-
forcing the provisions of this Act.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
79.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 80-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
board of county commissioners of Brevard County, Florida,
to offer and pay rewards for information leading to the
arrest and conviction of any person violating the provisions
of any laws of this state prohibiting the dumping of garbage,
refuse or rubbish of any kind whatsoever on any public park,
road, highway, or private property within said county with-
out the consent of the owner; and to offer and pay rewards
for information leading to arrest and conviction of any per-
son damaging, injuring, destroying, defacing, marring or
mutilating public buildings or any benches, tables and other
equipment, or the trees, plants, shrubbery or grounds of any
public park or playground.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
80.

The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and



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By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 81-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard
County to pay certain nonprofit organizations for the care of
certain animals and providing the effective date.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
81.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 82-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County, Florida,
to maintain lifeguard stations, employ life guards or contribute
money for the maintenance of said stations and employment
of said lifeguards.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
82.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 83-A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the occu-
pation and business of plumbing and plumbing contracting in
Brevard County, Florida; defining plumbing and plumbing
contracting; prescribing qualifications of plumbers and plumb-
ing contractors to engage in said occupation or business in said
area; providing for registration of those now engaged in said
areas in said occupation or business; and providing remedies
for enforcement of this Act and penalties for the violation
hereof.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
83.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 84-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
licensing and examination of electrical contractors in Brevard
County; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict here-
with; providing for enforcement of this Act and penalties for
the violation hereof; and affixing the effective date of this Act.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
84.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 85-A bill to be entitled An Act to establish a
Municipal Court in the City of Rockledge, providing for the
appointment, qualifications, duties and powers of a Municipal



Judge, and providing method of activiation and de-activitation
of said court.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
85.



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real property in this state and who resides thereon and in
good faith makes the same his or her permanent home, or the
permanent home of another or others legally or naturally
dependent upon said person, shall be entitled to an exemption
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The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 86-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard
County, Florida, to use and utilize county public roads and
road right of ways as herein defined, for drainage purposes.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
86.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 87-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County to cause
to be issued special permits in certain cases and requiring
public hearings pursuant to advertised notice.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
87.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 88-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the board of county commissioners of Brevard
County to make improvements on highways and streets upon
petition of abutting property owners and to pay the cost
thereof by special assessments in whole or in part and to
issue bonds and providing for a revolving fund.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
88.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. J. R. No. 89-A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment
of Section 7, Article X of the Constitution of the State of Flor-
ida, relating to exemption of homestead from taxation by pro-
viding an increase in homestead exemption from five thousand
dollars to ten thousand dollars.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:

That the following amendment to Section 7, Article X of
the Constitution of Florida is hereby agreed and shall be sub-
mitted to the electors of the state for ratification or rejection
at the next general election to be held in the year 1960, as
follows:
Section 7. Exemption of homestead from taxation.-Every
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up to the assessed valuation of Ten Thousand Dollars on the
said home and contiguous real property, as defined in Article
10, Section 1, of the Constitution, for the year 1961 and there-
after. Said title may be held by the entireties, jointly, or in
common with others, and said exemption may be apportioned
among such of the owners as shall reside thereon, as their
respective interests shall appear, but no such exemption of
more than Ten Thousand Dollars shall be allowed to any one
person or on any one dwelling house, nor shall the amount of
the exemption allowed any person exceed the proportionate
assessed valuation based on the interest owned by such person.
The Legislature may prescribe appropriate and reasonable laws
regulating the manner of establishing the right to said ex-
emption.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Amendments.

By Messrs. Beasley of Walton, Cunningham of Monroe and
Sheppard of Lee-
H. B. No. 90-A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting the
imposition of the death penalty in this State; amending the
Laws of Florida to provide for the imposition of sentence for
life imprisonment; providing for parole or pardon upon certain
conditions.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.

By Mr. Karl of Volusia-
H. B. No. 91-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
sale and issuance of Drivers' Licenses in all counties having
a population of not less than sixty-five thousand (65,000) nor
more than eighty thousand (80,000) inhabitants according to
the latest state-wide decennial census; authorizing the ap-
pointment by the county judges of agents for the sale and
issuance of drivers' licenses and collecting the fees to be paid
therefore; providing the number of agents authorized to be
appointed and their qualifications and prescribing penalties
for violations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.

By Mr. Karl of Volusia-
H. B. No. 92-A bill to be entitled An Act permitting the
taking of certain mullet for personal use and for use as bait
in the salt waters of all counties of the State having a popu-
lation of not less than sixty-five thousand (65,000) nor more
than eighty thousand (80,000) according to the latest official
State-wide decennial census; providing for issuance and revo-
cation of certain licenses.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.

By Mr. Karl of Volusia-
H. B. No. 93-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to sale
or lease of minerals in, on or under State Lands by State
Boards; amending Section 253.45, Florida Statutes, by limit-
ing such sale or lease to lands other than those hard-surfaced
beaches used for bathing or driving and areas contiguous
thereto; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.

By Messrs. Herrell, Hollahan and Eldredge of Dade-
H. B. No. 94-A bill to be entitled An Act to exempt disabled
Florida residents from payment of utility taxes imposed by
towns or municipalities; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Military & Veterans Affairs.
By Messrs. Herrell, Hollahan and Eldredge of Dade-
H. B. No. 95-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to motor
vehicle license plates; amending Section 320.084, Florida Stat-
utes, by adding Subsection (3) to provide special designations
on amputee veterans' license plates; providing an effective



date.



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repealing Section 562.451, Florida Statutes; providing an
effective date.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.



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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Military & Veterans Affairs.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-(By Request)-
H. B. No. 96-A bill to be entitled An Act to create and
establish a Product Quality Committee and to prescribe the
qualifications, terms of office, and manner of appointment
of the members thereof; to grant to the Florida Citrus Com-
mission additional powers to raise quality standards for frozen
concentrated orange juice over and above the minimum re-
quirements of Section 601.0108 Florida Statutes of 1957 and
to regulate the use of freeze damaged oranges in the production
of frozen concentrated orange juice upon the recommendation
and approval of said Product Quality Committee and after a
public hearing; and to provide for an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Messrs. Westberry, Mathews, and Stallings of Duval-
H. B. No. 97-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the City
of Jacksonville and its authority to acquire and provide prop-
erties and facilities of its electric and water systems within
and without its corporate limits in order to furnish electricity
and water to users of same in the areas within which said
City is authorized to furnish same; confirming the prior actions
of said City in establishing and providing such properties and
facilities within such areas; and declaring and confirming the
purpose served by said City in furnishing such services within
such areas, and the status of its electric and water system
properties and facilities therein.

Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 97.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.

By Messrs. Herrell, Hollahan and Eldredge of Dade-
H. B. No. 98-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Jurors
and Jury Lists; amending Subsection (2) of Section 40.08,
Florida Statutes, by providing that Chiropodists be exempt
from jury duty; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 99-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Aid to
Dependent Children; amending Section 409.18, Florida Stat-
utes, by adding a new subsection thereto eliminating assist-
ance to any illegitimate child; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.

By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 100-A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing and
prohibiting Common Law Marriages in Florida; and providing
for registration of such marriages consummated prior to Jan-
uary 1, 1960.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary D.

By Messrs. Crews of Baker and Reedy of Lake-
H. B. No. 101-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
alcoholic beverages; amending Section 562.15, Florida Statutes;
by applying said Section only to alcoholic beverages contain-
ing fourteen per cent (14%) or more of alcohol by weight other
than wine; by including provision for prima facie evidence
of a violation of said Section, and providing for penalties; and












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By Messrs. Home and Mitchell of Leon-
H. B. No. 102-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to elec-
tions; amending Sections 100.061 and 100.091, Florida Statutes,
as amended by Sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 57-166, Acts of
1957, relating to first and second primary elections; providing
an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Messrs. Papy and Cunningham of Monroe-
H. B. No. 103-A bill to be entitled An Act providing a salary
for each, the judge, and the clerk of the Small Claims Court,
in and for Monroe County, State of Florida, and fixing the
time when and the fund out of which said salaries shall be
paid; providing that all fees collected by said court shall be
deposited monthly in the depository of said county to the
credit of the fine and forfeiture fund; further providing that
the Board of County Commissioners of said county shall con-
tinue to furnish suitable quarters to house such court and to
provide said court with all necessary equipment, maintenance
and supplies; and providing when this act shall take effect.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
103.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 104-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to hus-
band and wife; amending Chapter 741, Florida Statutes, by
adding a new section to be numbered 741.24, abolishing com-
mon-law marriage; providing for registration of existing
common-law marriages and action by party to marriage to
enforce; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary D.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 105-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to hus-
band and wife; amending Section 741.07, Florida Statutes, by
omitting notaries public from those persons authorized to sol-
emnize matrimony; providing marriages solemnized by one
statutorily empowered to do so shall not be void where any
such person is later statutorily denied such power; providing
an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Mr. Inman of Orange-
H. B. No. 106-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (1) of Section 440.15, Florida Statutes, relating to work-
men's compensation for permanent total disability, by providing
for suspension or reduction of compensation during periods of
employment.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Workmen's Compensation.
By Mr. Inman of Orange-
H. B. No. 107-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend para-
graph (d) of Subsection (5) of Section 440.15, relating to
special disability fund under workmen's compensation law, by
declaring the legislative intent, designating a conservator and
specifying his duties, providing the procedure relating thereto,
and providing for an advisory committee.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Workmen's Compensation:



SI



By Mr. Crews of Baker-
H. B. No. 108-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Florida Board of Forestry; providing for an appropriation to be



E OF REPRESENTATIVES April 9, 1959


used to construct a greenhouse and plant propagation shed to
be used in furthering forest research work; providing an effec-
tive date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Carney of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 109-A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit cer-
tain acts involving the importation, transportation, possession
or use of explosives; providing penalty for violations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Mr. Carney of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 110-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to toll
bridges; amending Subsection (5) of Section 347.14, Florida
Statutes; prescribing bonds to be required of grantees of
franchises.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By The Committee on Statutory Revision-
H. B. No. 111-A bill to be entitled An Act adopting the
official Florida Statutes by enacting all the statutory laws
included in the officially published Florida Statutes, 1957, as
the official Florida Statutes, 1959; together with corrections,
changes, repeals of inoperative and obsolete sections; au-
thorizing the inclusion of general laws of state-wide appli-
cation in statutory form enacted by the Extraordinary or
Special Session of 1957 and regular or any special or extraor-
dinary Session of 1959, as prima facie evidence of such laws;
authorizing the revision and reprinting of material contained
therein; and providing an effective date.
(Accompanied by Volumes 1, 2 and 3, Florida Statutes, 1957.)
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Russell, Shaffer and Carney of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 112-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
sale of drivers' licenses by county judges in all counties having
a population of not less than one hundred fifty thousand
(150,000) inhabitants and not more than two hundred forty
thousand (240,000) inhabitants according to the latest official
state-wide decennial census; providing for the appointment of
deputy clerks for the sale of said licenses; providing effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Messrs. Russell, Carney and Shaffer of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 113-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and
providing for compensation of members of examining com-
mittees in all sanity cases in all counties in the state having
a population of not less than one hundred fifty thousand
(150,000) inhabitants and not more than two hundred forty
thousand (240,000) inhabitants according to the latest official
state-wide decennial census; amending Section 1 of Chapter
24286, Laws of 1947; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Messrs. Carney, Shaffer and Russell of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 114 A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of County Commissioners to employ not more than two
(2) persons to assist the State Senator and Members of the
House of Representatives during the session of the State Legis-
lature in counties of the State having a population of not less
than one hundred fifty thousand (150,000) and not more than
two hundred forty thousand (240,000) according to the latest
official state-wide decennial census; providing effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the



Committee on Census & Apportionment.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE LOCAL BILLS
ON SECOND READING
H. B. No. 7-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the












April 9 1959



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Liberty County Port Authority; providing for termination of
the terms of present membership and transfer of powers and
duties to Board of County Commissioners; providing for trans-
fer of all properties to Board of County Commissioners; pro-
viding effective date; amending Section 2 and repealing Sec-
tion 3, Chapter 57-1533, Acts of 1957.
-was taken up.
Mr. Hosford moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 7 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 7 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Hosford moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 7 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 7 was read a third time in full.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Drummond
Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles



Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.



Rowell
Russell
Ryan
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Yeas-88.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H.B. No. 8-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the Liberty
County Welfare Board; amending Sections 1 and 2 of Chapter
57-1532, Special Acts 1957, by providing for termination of
present membership of Liberty County Welfare Board and
transfer of their authority to Board of County Commissioners
of Liberty County; transfer of all properties to Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners; and providing an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Hosford moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 8 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 8 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Hosford moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 8 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 8 was read a third time in full.

"When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Askew
Askins
Ayers
Barron



Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston



Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles



Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Craig
Crews
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Yeas-88.



Hollahan
Home
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox



McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell
Ryan
Scott



Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 10-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County to grant
franchises for water works or sewer systems, or both, in un-
incorporated areas in said county; to prescribe water and
sewer rates and reasonable provisions for operation by the
franchise holder; and providing an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Strickland moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 10 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 10 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Strickland moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 10 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 10 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Craig
Crews
Daniel



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Drummond
Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles



Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.



Rowell
Russell
Ryan
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Nays-None.

So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.

H. B. No. 14-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Liberty
County; prescribing the compensation of the county judge;
repealing Chapter 25430, Laws of Florida, 1949; and providing
an effective date.



67



When the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Craig
Crews
Daniel
Yeas-88.



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



April 9, 1959



-was taken up.
Mr. Hosford moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 14 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 14 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Hosford moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 14 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.



The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds
Bill No. 14 was read a third time in full.



vote and House



Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Yeas-88.



Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.



Rowell
Russell
Ryan
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stone



Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Drummond
Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles



Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.



Rowell
Russell
Ryan
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Yeas-88.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 15-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Liberty
County; increasing the compensation of the county tax assessor
and county tax collector, such compensation to be prorated,
based on taxes levied by the County Commissioners and School'
Board; repealing Chapter 28489, Laws of Florida, 1953; and
providing an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Hosford moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 15 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 15 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Hosford moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 15 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 15 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:

Yeas:



Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Craig
Crews
Daniel



Drummond
Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway



Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 21-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
compensation of the justices of the peace and the constables in
Liberty County, Florida; amending Sections 3 and 4 of Chapter
20643, Acts of 1941.
-was taken up.
Mr. Hosford moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 21 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 21 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Hosford moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 21 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 21 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Craig
Crews
Daniel



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Drummond
Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles



Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.



Rowell
Russell
Ryan
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Yeas-88.
Nays-None.

So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 27-A bill to be entitled An Act to create in the
City of Winter Park, Florida, a retirement system for police
officers in said city to be known as "Winter Park Police Of-
ficers Retirement System," which system is in substitution for
the Police Officers Retirement Fund and System thereunder
now and heretofore existing under Chapter 185, Florida Stat-
utes, which latter system is abolished on the effective date of
this act: to provide a fund to be known as "Winter Park Police
Officers Retirement Fund"; to provide for the creation of a
Board of Trustees to administer said Fund and to prescribe the
powers and duties of such Board; to provide rules and regula-
tions for the administration of the system created hereunder;
to provide for investment and safekeeping of the funds created



68



When the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Craig
Crews
Daniel



Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd













April 9 1959



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



under this act; to prescribe the qualifications as to who shall
be eligible for and who shall receive a pension under this act;
to provide sums to police officers in said city as shall be retired
or who are disabled; to provide for benefits upon death or
termination of employment to such police officers as may be
entitled to said benefits under this act; to provide for preserva-
tion of possible existing vested rights under the above abolish-
ed system; to provide for enforcement of this act; to maintain
in force and effect provisions of Chapter 185, Florida Statutes,
relating to the powers of municipalities to impose a premium
receipts tax as provided and in relation to the collection and
distribution of said tax; to provide for the repealing of all
laws or all parts of laws in conflict with this act; and to fix
the effective date of this act.
-was taken up.
Mr. Inman of Orange moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 27 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 27 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Inman of Orange moved that the rules be further waived
and House Bill No. 27 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 27 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Yeas:



Mr. Speaker Anderson Askew
Allsworth Arrington Askins



Ayers
Barron



Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Craig
Crews
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua



Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Home
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann



Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell



Ryan
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Yeas-88.

Nays-None.

So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.

Mr. Conner moved that the House do now adjourn to recon-
vene at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, at the hour of 3:43 P.M., the House stood
adjourned to reconvene at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.














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Friday, April 10, 1959



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A. M.
The roll was taken and the following Members were re-
corded present:



Mr. Speaker Drummond
Allsworth Edmondson
Anderson Eldredge
Arrington Fagan
Askew Frederick
Askins Fuqua
Ayers Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Barron Harris
Beck Hatcher
Blank Hathaway
Boyd Herrell
Boylston Hollahan
Carney Horne
Chaires Hosford
Chappell Inman, J. C.
Chiles Inman, W. M.
Cleveland Johnson
Conner Jones
Craig Kimbrough
Crews Knowles
Cunningham Lancaster
Daniel Liles
A quorum present.



Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
?eavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell
Ryan



Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Btrickland
Sweeny
rurlington
Jsina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Excused: Messrs. Karl, Russ, Griffin of Osceola, Costin and
Westberry.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Danny E.
Morris, Chaplain:
Our Father, God, Thou art the Champion of all we would
seek to be. Nothing can match Thy concern for people. Never
has one approximated the warmth of Thy love. Always Thou
art more willing to give than we are worthy to receive. In
Thee, our Father, we find all we would hope to be: an attitude
that is concerned; a spirit that loves; a life that blesses.
O God, our prayer is that Thou wilt champion Thy Way
within this Chamber. Give the long view to our Governor and
his Cabinet; to the members of the Senate and the House.
Help them to catch a vision of what it means to be not only
beneficiaries, but trustees, of the future.
In Thy Holy name we pray. Amen.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Tuesday, April 7, was ordered further cor-
rected as follows:
On page 23, column 2, strike out line 2, counting from the
bottom of the page, and insert in lieu thereof the following:
"in our charge only the physical and material assets of the".
On page 24, column 1, strike out line 2, counting from the
top of the page, and insert in lieu thereof the following:
"the hopes-and the aspirations of the people for clean,
good".
The Journal for Tuesday, April 7, as further corrected was
approved.
The Journal for Thursday, April 9, was ordered corrected
as follows:
On page 65, column 1, strike out lines 17 and 18, counting
from the top of the page, and insert in lieu thereof the fol-
lowing:
"By Messrs. Beasley of Walton, Cunningham of Monroe and
Sheppard of Lee-".



On page 65, column 2, line 3, counting from the top of the
page, after "by Mr. Williams of Hardee-," add "(By Re-
quest) ".
The Journal for Thursday, April 9, as corrected was ap-
proved.
MOTIONS RELATING TO COMMITTEE REFERENCE
Mr. Hosford moved that House Bills Nos. 23 and 24 be
withdrawn from the Committee on Claims and from further
consideration of the House.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Daniel moved that House Bill No. 94 be withdrawn
from the Committee on Military & Veterans Affairs and re-
ferred to the Committee on Municipal Government.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 94 was or-
dered withdrawn from the Committee on Military & Veterans
Affairs and referred to the Committee on Municipal Govern-
ment.
Mr. Peacock asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Mitchell of Leon was given permission to be recorded
as a co-introducer of House Bill No. 9.
Mr. Anderson was given permission to be recorded as a
co-introducer of House Bills Nos. 29 and 53.
Mr. Ryan was given permission to be recorded as a co-
introducer of House Bills Nos. 68 and 69.
Mr. Eldredge was given permission to be recorded as a
co-introducer of House Bills Nos. 94, 95, and 98.
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CON-
CURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Messrs. Turlington and Fagan of Alachua-
H. B. No. 115-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
State Plant Board; Providing for public liability insurance; and
providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Higher Learning.
By Messrs. Fagan and Turlington of Alachua, Horne and
Mitchell of Leon, and Mann, Whitaker, and Liles of Hills-
borough--
H. B. No. 116-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to certain
institutions under the Board of Control; amending Sections
216.28, 240.102, 240.28, and 243.131, Florida Statutes, relating
to: limitations of expenditures of certain funds without de-
tailed budgets; the limitation of expenditure of non-state
funds for construction or repair of buildings of the State Uni-
versity system; Federal loan funds for construction of dormi-
tories; authorizing Board of Control to secure public liability
insurance; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Higher Learning.
By Messrs. Turlington and Fagan of Alachua and Mann,
Whitaker and Liles of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 117-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to certain
institutions under the State Board of Control to amend sub-
section (4) of Section 241.63 to provide for transfer of addi-
tional general service operations to working capital funds and
providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Higher Learning and Appropria-
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By Mr. Nash of Franklin-
H. B. No. 118-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to shrimp
catching in Franklin County; prescribing the number of nets
that may be employed; prescribing the size of nets that may
be employed; permitting the use of an additional net of small
size for sampling only; providing penalties; providing an effec-
tive date.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
118.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. O'Neill and Chappell of Marion-
H. B. No. 119-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to in-
tangible personal property taxation; amending Section 199.01,
Florida Statutes, defining certain terms used in Chapter 199,
Florida Statutes, to exclude the interest of a partner in a
partnership from the operation of Chapter 199, Florida Stat-
utes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.

By Messrs. Shaffer, Russell and Carney of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 120-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to private
employment agencies; amending subsections (6) and (7) of
Section 449.02, Florida Statutes; prescribing the requirements
for obtaining license to conduct a theatrical agency.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Amusements.

By Mr. Shaffer of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 121-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to schools
by providing for collection of tuition fees by the County Tax
collectors from nonresident pupils entering the public schools;
defining nonresident; providing for fees; authorizing rules and
regulations for administration of this act; providing for cer-
tain exemptions; providing for deposit of funds collected; pro-
viding for penalty; providing an effective date.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Public Schools.

By Messrs. Griffin, Mattox and Chiles of Polk-
H. B. No. 122-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Polk
County; empowering the State Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission to convey certain property in said county to the
Board of Public Instruction of Polk County for its appraised
value; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Game & Fresh Water Fish.
By Messrs. Frederick and Cleveland of Seminole, Daniel of
Lake, Askins of Nassau, McAlpin of Hamilton, Mitchell of Leon,
Fuqua of Calhoun, Craig and Usina of St. Johns, Horne of
Leon, Inman of Gadsden, Arrington of Gadsden, Conner of
Bradford, Rowell of Sumter, Peacock of Jackson and Mattox
of Polk-
H. B. No. 123-A bill to be entitled An Act granting limited
tax credit to individual taxpayers for certain contributions
made to qualified educational institutions; defining certain
terms; providing for the procedure in obtaining such limited
tax credits; limiting the use of such tax credits; providing for
the accounting of contributions by the qualified educational
institutions; declaring certain acts to be misdemeanors; pro-
viding for the punishment therefore; providing for an effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Public Schools and Finance & Tax-
ation.



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By Messrs. Boylston and Edmondson of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 131-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing sher-
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By Mr. Inman and Mrs. Johnson of Orange, and Mr. Kim-
brough of Santa Rosa-
H. B. No. 124-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to official
Florida census; amending subsection (1) of Section 11.031,
Florida Statutes, and adding subsection (3), providing that the
Federal Decennial State-wide census shall not affect any popu-
lation Act passed previous to taking the Decennial census until
July 1, of the year following the census; providing effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Fagan of Alachua-
H. B. No. 125-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to bar-
ratry: defining barratry; providing for revocation of profes-
sional licenses and corporate charters and disbarment of at-
torneys; imposing penalties; providing jurisdiction to enjoin;
making violation grounds for dismissal of suit; fixing an ef-
fective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on General Legislation.
By Messrs. Vocelle of Indian River and Hollahan of Dade-
H. B. No. 126-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
escheat of personal property to the State where the owner
thereof is unknown, or where the personal property is un-
claimed, and providing the procedure relative to escheating
such property; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Messrs. Crews of Baker and Reedy of Lake-
H. B. No. 127-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to regula-
tion of traffic on highways; amending subsection (5) of Section
317.80, Florida Statutes, providing that one-half (1/2) of weight
penalties collected by State Treasurer shall be forwarded to
Board of County Commissioners of county wherein violation
occurred and penalty assessed; providing disposition of said
funds by Board.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Safety.
By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 128-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to school
transportation; amending Subsection (4) of Section 236.07,
Florida Statutes, by increasing the amount of the minimum
foundation program for transportation; and providing that
such increase shall be used for increasing the compensation of
school bus drivers; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Public Schools and Appropriations.

By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 129-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to elec-
tions; amending Sections 100.061 and 100.091, Florida Statutes,
as amended by Sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 57-166, Acts of
1957, relating to first and second primary elections; providing
an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.

By Messrs. Edmondson and Boylston of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 130-A bill to be entitled An Act creating a Florida
Commission on Economical and Efficient Government; provid-
ing for membership, duties and powers; and providing an ef-
fective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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violations on recognizance or upon cash bonds or other security
conditioned for the appearance of such person before the
proper court to answer the charge for which he was arrested;
and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 132-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
443.10 and 443.14, Florida Statutes, relating to unemployment
compensation, by providing enabling authority for use of Fed-
eral "Reed Act" funds credited to Florida under Section 903 of
the Social Security Act, providing conditions and limitations
on such use, and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Workmen's Compensation.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 133-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
443.08, Florida Statutes, relating to unemployment compensa-
tion; providing for computation of contribution rate factors
to fifth decimal place; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Workmen's Compensation.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 134-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
215.19, Florida Statutes, relating to Wages on Public Contracts,
and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Workmen's Compensation.
By Messrs. Roberts and Blank of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 135-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to motor
vehicles; providing that persons with certain disabilities shall
not be required to pay parking fees; providing for tax collector
to issue certificate and sticker to applicants; authorizing the
State Motor Vehicle Commissioner to provide certain rules and
regulations to further the purposes of this act; providing fees
to be paid by applicants and the use of the funds accrued from
such fees; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers.
By Messrs. Roberts and Blank of Palm Beach and Mrs.
Johnson of Orange-
H. B. No. 136-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to trucks;
providing that all open trucks transporting trash or garbage
be equipped with a covering; providing a penalty; providing
an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Roberts and Blank of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 137-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to mort-
gages on real property; providing for limited closing costs and
limited mortgage broker's fees when handled through mort-
gage brokers; defining certain terms; providing civil remedies
and recovery of attorney's fees by parties damaged; setting
effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 138-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Indian
River County, Florida, to render services in the care and burial
of animals; provide for garbage collection; provide for garbage
disposal, including dumps; provide transportation service for
indigents; provide fire control units; provide public library
service; provide public hospital service; provide public nursing
home or home for the indigent; erect, repair or add to any
courthouse, jail or other County building; authorizing said



Board to carry out said authority in its own behalf or by con-
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association or other political subdivision; authorizing the
budgeting, levying of taxes and expenditure of public funds in
carrying out the powers herein granted; providing for sever-
ability; making the provisions hereof cumulative and providing
effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
138.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 139-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County,
Florida to expend County funds for the advertisement and
promotion of the County; declaring these to be County pur-
poses providing that the authority granted shall be accumula-
tive and providing an effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
139.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 140-A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting throw-
ing, placing or allowing to remain in or upon any private
premises, road, street, alley, canal, ditch, stream, lake, pond,
or public property, except dumps duly designated and estab-
lished by the Board of County Commissioners in Indian River
County, Florida, any filth, offal, garbage, foul water, dye-water,
refuse from industries or manufactories, urine, animal or bird
manure, decayed animal or vegetable matter or other offensive
substances authorizing and empowering the Board of County
Commissioners of Indian River County, Florida, to enforce the
provisions of this Act by injunction or other legal means; mak-
ing the violation of this Act a misdemeanor, making the pro-
visions hereof effective in Indian River County, Florida, except
within the corporate limits of any municipalities therein re-
pealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith, and pro-
viding an effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
140.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered palced on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 141-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
City of Fellsmere in Indian River County; amending Chapter
11480, Laws of 1925; by adding two (2) new sections to be
numbered Section 96 and Section 97; providing for a change
in charter allowing annexation and permission for the city
council to cancel, terminate and declare paid, satisfied and
null and void any and all taxes of said city for the year 1949
and prior years; providing an effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
141.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of



Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
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By the Legislative Council and Messrs. Crews of Baker,
Chappell of Marion, Herrell of Dade and Ryan of Broward-
H. B. No. 142-A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting the
sale for use in motor vehicles of hydraulic brake fluid below
the minimum standard of SAE heavy duty type brake fluid;
requiring all containers of brake fluid to be marked; providing
for the submission of certified samples to the department of
public safety; providing penalties for violation thereof and pro-
viding an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers.
Mr. Crews moved that House Bill No. 142 be withdrawn
from the Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers and re-
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary A.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 142 was
ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Motor Vehicles &
Carriers and referred to the Committee on Judiciary A.
By The Legislative Council and Messrs. Crews of Baker,
Chappell of Marion, Herrell of Dade and Ryan of Broward-
H. B. No. 143-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to regu-
lation of traffic on highways; amending Chapter 317, Florida
Statutes, by adding Section 317.231; prescribing standards gov-
erning the use of electronic, electric, or mechanical speed
measuring devices; providing for warning signs; providing for
admissibility of such evidence in courts; and providing an ef-
fective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Safety.
Mr. Crews moved that House Bill No. 143 be withdrawn
from the Committee on Public Safety and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 143 was
ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Public Safety and
referred to the Committee on Judiciary A.
By The Legislative Council and Messrs. Crews of Baker,
Chappell of Marion, Herrell of Dade and Ryan of Broward-
H.B. No. 144-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to pedes-
trian traffic on rural highways; setting forth regulations for
the conduct of pedestrians on rural highways; providing for
warnings to pedestrians for infractions of such regulations and
penalties for violation of such warnings; amending Sections
335.09 and 336.06, Florida Statutes, by adding subsections re-
quiring the posting of signs warning pedestrians on rural high-
ways; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
Mr. Crews moved that House Bill No. 144 be withdrawn from
the Committee on Public Roads & Highways and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 144 was
ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Public Roads &
Highways and referred to the Committee on Judiciary A.
By The Legislative Council and Messrs. Crews of Baker,
Herrell of Dade, Chappell of Marion and Ryan of Broward-
H. B. No. 145-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (1) of Section 317.20, Florida Statutes, relating to driv-
ing while under the influence of intoxicating liquor; prescribing
the standard upon which it shall be presumed that the defen-
dant was under the influence of intoxicating liquor; providing
for the promulgation of rules and regulations by the Depart-
ment of Public Safety; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.

By The Legislative Council and Messrs. Crews of Baker and
Herrell of Dade--



H. B. No. 146-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
322, Florida Statutes, relating to drivers' licenses by repealing
Sections 322.31 and 322.311, which provide for appeal of driver's



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Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Chappell and O'Neill of Marion and Sweeny
of Volusia-
H. B. No. 151-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections



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license revocation to the Parole Commission; and by amending
Section 322.28 relating to periods for suspension and revocation
of drivers' licenses; providing periods of revocation to be im-
posed by the court of conviction in prosecutions for driving a
motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor;
providing authority for the Department of Public Safety to
revoke drivers' licenses when not done by the court or
when bail bond is forfeited and forfeiture is not vacated;
and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By The Legislative Council and Messrs. Crews of Baker,
Chappell of Marion, Herrell of Dade and Ryan of Broward--
H. B. No. 147-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (2) of Section 317.20, Florida Statutes, relating to
driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor; pro-
viding fines and jail sentences for persons convicted of driving
a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating
liquor; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By The Legislative Council and Messrs. Crews of Baker,
Chappell of Marion, Herrell of Dade and Ryan of Broward-
H. B. No. 148-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
322.34, Florida Statutes, relating to drivers' licenses; providing
penalties for driving while license is cancelled, suspended or
revoked, and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 149-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Indian
River County to make improvements on any and all streets,
highways, boulevards, avenues, lanes and alleys within sub-
divisions when said streets, highways, boulevards, avenues,
lanes and alleys have been accepted as county roads, including
any and all improvements incidental to road purposes under
certain terms and conditions; providing for the assessment by
special assessments of abutting, adjoining and contiguous or
other specially benefited property; providing the method of
making said assessments; providing for the approval by peti-
tion of seventy-five per cent (75%) of said abutting owners
both in number and front footage; providing the method of
authorizing and providing said improvements; providing the
procedure available to owners affected or to be affected by said
improvements or the assessment therefore; providing said as-
sessments shall become a lien against said abutting property
or against property benefited; providing for the enforcement
of said liens; and providing other powers and duties of the
Board of County Commissioners relative to making of said im-
provements and assessing said property therefore.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
149.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Chappell and O'Neill of Marion, and Sweeny of
Volusia-
H. B. No. 150-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
57-406, Acts of 1957, being Section 458.081, Florida Statutes,
1957, to permit the State Board of Health to award one
scholarship each year to a candidate for the degree of Doctor
of Osteopathy.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the














401.02 and 401.06, Florida Statutes 1957, by adding licensed
doctors of Osteopathy to those authorized to certify medically
indigent persons for hospital service by the State Board of
Health.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Carney, Shaffer and Russell of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 152-A Bill to be entitled An Act relating to Con-
stable Districts in Pinellas County; abolishing Constable Dis-
tricts and the exercise of any powers and duties or the col-
lection of any fees by and the payment of any compensation
to Constables in Pinellas County; providing a referendum.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Carney, Russell and Shaffer of Pinellas-
H. J. R. No. 153-A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment
to subsection (3) of section 11 of article 5 of the Constitution
of Florida by providing that constable districts may be estab-
lished or abolished by special act of the Legislature with a
referendum.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to subsection (3) of section
11 of article 5 of the Constitution of Florida be submitted to
the electors of the State of Florida for ratification or rejection
at the next general election to be held in 1960, as follows:
Section 11. Courts of Justices of the Peace.-
(3) CONSTABLES.-A constable shall be elected by the
registered voters in each justice's district, who shall perform
such duties, and under such regulations as may be prescribed
by law. Existing constable districts are hereby recognized as
being the same as the justice district within which a constable
serves, but the legislature may, by special act, from time to
time change the boundaries of any such constable district now
or hereafter established, and may, establish new or abolish
any such district now or hereafter existing without affecting
the justice district. Provided, however, that any such changes
shall be submitted to the people of any county so affected, by
referendum at any general or special election.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Sweeny of Volusia and Hollahan of Dade-
H. B. No. 154-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to worth-
less checks; amending Subsection (2) of Section 832.05, Florida
Statutes, by providing checks cashed at establishments opera-
ting pari-mutuel machines exempt from worthless check law.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Fuqua of Calhoun-
H. B. No. 155-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to coun-
ties in the State having a population of not less than seven
thousand nine hundred (7,900) and not more than eight
thousand five hundred (8,500) according to the latest official
state-wide decennial census; providing for compensation of the
county judge, county tax assessor, and county tax collector;
repealing Chapter 26691, Laws of 1951, and Chapter 57-906,
Laws of 1957; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.

By Mr. Miner of Hendry--
H. B. No. 156-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Flag
Hole Drainage District, a drainage district organized and exist-
ing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing lands in Hendry
and Glades Counties, Florida; declaring existence of said dis-
trict; validating the creation thereof and defining its boun-
daries; defining and describing water control facilities and



rights-of-way of the district; vesting power in the district
to prohibit or regulate connections with the water control
facilities of the district and the discharge of water into and



April 10, 1959



the taking of water therefrom; and continuing the levy of 10<
per acre annual tax.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
156.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following messages from the Senate were received
and read:
Tallahassee, Florida
April 10, 1959
The Honorable Thos. D. Beasley,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Hair-
S. B. No. 6-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Suwan-
nee County; creating the Suwannee County Development
Authority; providing for its membership; authorizing County
of Suwannee and its incorporated municipalities to contract
with the authority; prescribing the authority's powers and
duties including the power to issue and validate revenue-
anticipation certificates; providing an effective date.
Proof of Publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of publication of notice attached to Senate Bill No.
6.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 6 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida
April 10, 1959
The Honorable Thos. D. Beasley,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Hair-
S. B. No. 5-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
distribution of race track funds allocated to Suwannee County,
Florida, under Section 550.13, Florida Statutes; amending Sub-
Section (c) of Section 1 of Chapter 30250, Laws of Florida,
1955, to provide for the establishment of a Suwannee County
development authority revolving fund from portion of funds
received by the Board of County Commissioners to be used by
the Suwannee County Development Authority; providing an
effective date.
Proof of Publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.



Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.



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Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 5. The
House of Representatives thereupon determined that the
notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Article
III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legislature
And Senate Bill No. 5 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida
April 10, 1959
The Honorable Thos. D. Beasley,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senators Hodges and Connor-
S. B. No. 25-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Florida Forest Service Nursery at Chiefland; designating same
as the M. D. (Six) Andrews Memorial Nursery.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 25 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and referred to the Committee on
Forestry.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE GENERAL BILLS
ON SECOND READING
H. B. No. 111-A bill to be entitled An Act adopting the
official Florida Statutes by enacting all the statutory laws
included in the officially published Florida Statutes, 1957, as
the official Florida Statutes, 1959; together with corrections,
changes, repeals of inoperative and obsolete sections; au-
thorizing the inclusion of general laws of state-wide appli-
cation in statutory form enacted by the Extraordinary or
Special Session of 1957 and regular or any special or extraor-
dinary Session of 1959, as prima facie evidence of such laws;
authorizing the revision and reprinting of material contained
therein; and providing an effective date.
-accompanied by Volumes 1, 2 and 3, Florida Statutes, 1957,
was taken up.

Mr. Smith of St. Lucie moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 111 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 111 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Smith of St. Lucie moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 111 be read a third time in full
and placed upon its passage.
"The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 111 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:

Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway



Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn



Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.



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Rowell Sheppard Sweeny Whitaker
Russell Smith, R. J. Turlington Williams, B. D.
Ryan Stallings Usina Williams, G. W.
Saunders Stewart Vocelle Wise
Scott Stone Wadsworth
Shaffer Strickland Walker
Yeas-86
Nays-None
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Smith of St. Lucie moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 111 be immediately certified to the
Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the bill,
accompanied by Volumes 1, 2 and 3, Florida Statutes, 1957,
was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE LOCAL BILLS ON
SECOND READING
H. B. No. 55-A bill to be entitled An Act applying to Pinellas
County, Florida, requiring licensing and registration of dogs;
requiring annual vaccination; prohibiting unlicensed dogs from
running at large; providing for a pound master and his duties
and powers; providing for appeals from his acts or orders;
providing for the redemption and disposal of dogs and animals
impounded; requiring the reporting of dogs and animals im-
pounded; requiring the reporting of dogs and animals bitten
by other animals, biting other animals or humans, or suspected
of rabies; providing for disposition of unclaimed or infected
dogs and animals and confinement of certain dogs and
animals; requiring dogs to be muzzled under certain circum-
stances; prohibiting trespasses by persons in control of dogs;
providing for the prohibition of maintaining barking dogs, etc.;
prohibiting the abandonment of dogs, cats, and other animals;
providing for the impounding of horses, cows, etc.; in the coun-
ty and on the public streets; providing for the control of in-
fectious animals; providing for the administration of this Act
and appropriations to administer and enforce this Act; provid-
ing penalties for violation of this Act; providing for the repeal
of conflicting laws and defining terms in this Act; and pro-
viding for the separability of the provisions of this Act; provid-
ing for effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Shaffer moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 55 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 55 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Shaffer moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 55 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 55 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson



Jones
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. 0.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy



Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell
Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart



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Stone Turlington Wadsworth Williams, B. D.
Strickland Usina Walker Williams, G. W.
Sweeny Vocelle Whitaker Wise
Yeas-88.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 71 A bill to be entitled An Act relating to elec-
tions in Franklin County; requiring the Board of County Com-
missioners of Franklin County to use a minimum of one voting
machine in each voting precinct in Franklin County; providing
an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Nash moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 71 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 71 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Nash moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 71 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 71 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Yeas-88.
Nays-None.



Edmondson Mann
Eldredge Markham
Fagan Marshburn
Frederick Mathews
Fuqua Mattox
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. McAlpin
Harris McClain
Hatcher Miner
Hathaway Mitchell, R. O.
Herrell Mitchell, Sam
Hollahan Nash
Horne O'Neill
Hosford Papy
Inman, J. C. Peacock
Inman, W. M. Peavy
Johnson Pruitt
Jones Reedy
Kimbrough Roberts, C. A.
Knowles Roberts, E. S.
Lancaster Roberts, H. W.
Liles Rowell
Livingston Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 73 -A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Article
V, Section 7, Chapter 28922, Laws of Florida 1953, which cre-
ated and established the Canaveral Port District in Brevard
County, Florida, and providing and regulating the manage-
ment and the compensation of the members of the Board of
Commissioners of the Canaveral Port Authority.
-was taken up.

Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 73 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 73 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 73 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 73 was read a third time in ful,
Bill- N e in. -fui 1-1



When the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Yeas-88.



April 10, 1959



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston



Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 74 -A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard
County, Florida, to establish and operate a garbage collection
and disposal service, collect fees therefore, acquire facilities
therefore, contract with the municipalities of Brevard County
therefore, acquire and operate garbage disposal units by pur-
chase, retain title, or otherwise and give evidence of indebted-
ness secured by the disposal units purchased and the fees
collected therefrom; fix fees for the use of said disposal units,
grant franchises for the collection, removal and disposal of
garbage; providing a method for securing said franchises; pro-
viding for the terms and consideration therefore, and the rates
to be received by the franchise holder; providing for changes
in the rates collected by such franchise holders, and for super-
vision and inspection of their performance under this Act;
making it unlawful to carry on a business of collection, re-
moval and disposal of garbage in areas designated for fran-
chises, and providing that a violation of this Act shall be a
misdemeanor; providing for the granting of franchises to
persons now operating garbage and waste collection businesses,
and providing an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 74 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 74 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 74 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 74 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:

Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Boylston Daniel Hathaway
Allsworth Carney Drummond Herrell
Anderson Chaires Edmondson Hollahan
Arrington Chappell Eldredge Horne
Askew Chiles Fagan Hosford
Ayers Cleveland Frederick Inman, J. C.
Barron Conner Fuqua Inman, W. M.
Beck Craig Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Johnson
Blank Crews Harris Jones
Boyd Cunningham Hatcher Kimbrough



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Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Yeas-88.
Nays-None.



Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.



Rowell
Russell
Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart



So the bill passed, title as stated, and
mediately certified to the Senate.



Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise




was ordered im-



H. B. No. 75-A bill to be entitled An Act declaring the es-
tablishment and maintenance of garbage and refuse disposal
areas to be a county purpose; empowering the Board of County
Commissioners of Brevard County, Florida, to purchase, lease
or otherwise acquire real estate and to use real estate now or
hereafter owned by Brevard County for the purpose of estab-
lishing such areas and authorizing the maintenance of same;
to coordinate garbage and rubbish collection and septic tank
cleaning and disposal in Brevard County, Florida, for the pre-
vention of disease; defining garbage, rubbish and excreta,
establishing the authorization of the Brevard County Health
Department for the permitting of garbage collectors; and fix-
ing the effective date of this act.
-was taken up.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 75 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 75 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 75 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 75 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Yeas-88.
Nays-None.



Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston



Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 76-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
licensing, bonding, and examination of building contractors in



Brevard County; repealing all laws and parts of laws in con-
flict herewith; providing for enforcement of this act and pen-
alties for the violation hereof; and affixing the effective date
of this act.
-was taken up.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 76 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 76 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 76 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 76 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Yeas-88.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Home
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston



Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 77-A bill to be entitled An Act declaring the
public beaches within Brevard County lying outside any
municipality to be under the jurisdiction of the board of
county commissioners for certain purposes; and authorizing
the board of county commissioners to grant franchises for the
operation of concessions and businesses thereon and for other
purposes.
-was taken up.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 77 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 77 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 77 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 77 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew



Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd



Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles



Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham



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April 10, 1959



Daniel Johnson
Drummond Jones
Edmondson Kimbrough
Eldredge Knowles
Fagan Lancaster
Frederick Liles
Fuqua Livingston
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mann
Harris Markham
Hatcher Marshburn
Hathaway Mathews
Herrell Mattox
Hollahan McAlpin
Home McClain
Hosford Miner
Inman, J. C. Mitchell, R. O.
Inman, W. M. Mitchell, Sam
Yeas-88.
Nays-None.



Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell
Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard



Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 78-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to oc-
cupational licenses in unincorporated areas of Brevard County
requiring procurement of use permits in certain cases before
occupational licenses in such areas may be issued.
-was taken up.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 78 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 78 was was read a second time by title.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 78 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 78 was read a third time in full.



When the vc
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Yeas-88.
NayO-None.



)te was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston



Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.

H. B. No. 79-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard
County, Florida, to properly police and safeguard the high-
ways in said county, prescribind the mode and method of
marking said highways and of erecting lights, signs, or signals,
to better safeguard said highways; authorizing said board of
county commissioners of Brevard County, Florida, to prescribe



rules and regulations for safeguarding the traffic upon said
highways, making a violation of the rules, regulations and
orders of the board of county commissioners of Brevard Coun-
ty, with reference to said highways, a misdemeanor and pre-
scribing punishment therefore; providing the method of en-
forcing the provisions of this Act.
-was taken up.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 79 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 79 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 79 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 79 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Yeas-88.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston



Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 80-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
board of county commissioners of Brevard County, Florida,
to offer and pay rewards for information leading to the
arrest and conviction of any person violating the provisions
of any laws of this state prohibiting the dumping of garbage,
refuse or rubbish of any kind whatsoever on any public park,
road, highway, or private property within said county with-
out the consent of the owner; and to offer and pay rewards
for information leading to arrest and conviction of any per-
son damaging, injuring, destroying, defacing, marring or
mutilating public buildings or any benches, tables and other
equipment, or the trees, plants, shrubbery or grounds of any
public park or playground.
-was taken up.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 80 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 80 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 80 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 80 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



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Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Yeas-88.
Nays-None.



Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston



Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 81-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard
County to pay certain non profit organizations for the care of
certain animals and providing the effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 81 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 81 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 81 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.



The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds
Bill No. 81 was read a third time in full.

When the vote was taken on the passage
result was:
Yeas:



Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond

Yeas-88.

Nays-None.



Edmondson Mann
Eldredge Markham
Fagan Marshburn
Frederick Mathews
Fuqua Mattox
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. McAlpin
Harris McClain
Hatcher Miner
Hathaway Mitchell, R. O.
Herrell Mitchell, Sam
Hollahan Nash
Horne O'Neill
Hosford Papy
Inman, J. C. Peacock
Inman, W. M. Peavy
Johnson Pruitt
Jones Reedy
Kimbrough Roberts, C. A.
Knowles Roberts, E. S.
Lancaster Roberts, H. W.
Liles Rowell
Livingston Russell



vote and House


of the bill, the



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.



H. B. No. 82-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County, Florida,
to maintain lifeguard stations, employ life guards or contribute
money for the maintenance of said stations and employment
of said lifeguards.
-was taken up.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 82 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 82 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 82 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 82 was read a third time in full.



When the v
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond

Yeas-88.

Nays-None.



ote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Edmondson
Eldredge
Pagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston



Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 83-A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the occu-
pation and business of plumbing and plumbing contracting in
Brevard County, Florida; defining plumbing and plumbing
contracting; prescribing qualifications of plumbers and plumb-
ing contractors to engage in said occupation or business in said
area; providing for registration of those now engaged in said
areas in said occupation or business; and providing remedies
for enforcement of this Act and penalties for the violation
hereof.
"-was taken up.

Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 83 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 83 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 83 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 83 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Anderson Askew Barron
Allsworth Arrington Ayers Beck












JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



April 10, 1959



Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Yeas-88.
Nays-None.



Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews



Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. 0.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell
Ryan
Saunders



Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 84-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
licensing and examination of electrical contractors in Brevard
County; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict here-
with; providing for enforcement of this Act and penalties for
the violation hereof; and affixing the effective date of this Act.
-was taken up.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 84 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 84 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 84 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 84 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:

Yeas:



Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Yeas-88.
Nays-None.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Edmondson Mann
Eldredge Markham
Fagan Marshburn
Frederick Mathews
Fuqua Mattox
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. McAlpin
Harris McClain
Hatcher Miner
Hathaway Mitchell, R. O.
Herrell Mitchell, Sam
Hollahan Nash
Horne O'Neill
Hosford Papy
Inman, J. C. Peacock
Inman, W. M. Peavy
Johnson Pruitt
Jones Reedy
Kimbrough Roberts, C. A.
Knowles Roberts, E. S.
Lancaster Roberts, H. W.
Liles Rowell
Livingston Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.

H. B. No. 85--A bill to be entitled An Act to establish a
Municipal Court in the City of Rockledge, providing for the
appointment, qualifications, duties and powers of a Municipal



Judge, and providing method of activiation and de-activitation
of said court.
-was taken up.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 85 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 85 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 85 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 85 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Yeas-88.



Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston



Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 86-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard
County, Florida, to use and utilize county public roads and
road rights of way as herein defined, for drainage purposes.
-was taken up.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 86 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 86 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 86 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 86 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham



Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher



Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Kimbrough



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Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Yeas-88.
Nays-None.



Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.



Rowell
Russell
Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart



So the bill passed, title as stated, and
mediately certified to the Senate.



Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



was ordered im-



H. B. No. 87-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County to cause
to be issued special permits in certain cases and requiring
public hearings pursuant to advertised notice.
-was taken up.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 87 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 87 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 87 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 87 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Yeas-88.
Nays-None.



Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston



Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 88-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard
County to make improvements on highways and streets upon
petition of abutting property owners and to pay the cost
thereof by special assessments in whole or in part and to
issue bonds and providing for a revolving fund.
-was taken up.
Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
Bill No. 88 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 88 was read a second time by title.



Mr. Pruitt moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 88 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 88 was read a third time in full.



When the v
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Craig
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Yeas-88
Nays-None



'ote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Harris
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston



Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 97-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the City
of Jacksonville and its authority to acquire and provide prop-
erties and facilities of its electric and water systems within
and without its corporate limits in order to furnish electricity
and water to users of same in the areas within which said
City is authorized to furnish same; confirming the prior actions
of said City in establishing and providing such properties and
facilities within such areas; and declaring and confirming the
purpose served by said City in furnishing such services within
such areas, and the status of its electric and water system
properties and facilities therein.
-was taken up.
Mr. Mathews moved moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 97 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 97 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Mathews moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 97 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 97 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Ayers
Barron
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Chiles Harris
Cleveland Hatcher
Conner Hathaway
Craig Herrell
Crews Hollahan
Cunningham Horne
Daniel Hosford
Drummond Inman, J. C.
Edmondson Inman, W. M.
Eldredge Johnson
Fagan Jones
Frederick Kimbrough
Fuqua Knowles
Griffin.B.H.,Jr. Lancaster



Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill



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Papy Rowell Smith, R. J. Usina
Peacock Russell Smith, S. C. Vocelle
Peavy Ryan Stallings Wadsworth
Pruitt Saunders Stewart Walker
Reedy Scott Stone Whitaker
Roberts, C. A. Shaffer Strickland Williams, B. D.
Roberts, E. S. Sheppard Sweeny Williams, G. W.
Roberts, H. W. Shipp Turlington Wise
Yeas-88
Nays-None
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 103-A bill to be entitled An Act providing a salary
for each, the judge, and the clerk of the Small Claims Court,
in and for Monroe County, State of Florida, and fixing the
time when and the fund out of which said salaries shall be
paid; providing that all fees collected by said court shall be
deposited monthly in the depository of said county to the
credit of the fine and forfeiture fund; further providing that
the Board of County Commissioners of said county shall con-
tinue to furnish suitable quarters to house such court and to
provide said court with all necessary equipment, maintenance
and supplies; and providing when this act shall take effect.
-was taken up.
Mr. Papy moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 103 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 103 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Papy moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 103 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 103 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Boyd Crews Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Allsworth Boylston Cunningham Harris
Anderson Carney Daniel Hatcher
Arrington Chaires Drummond Hathaway
Askins Chappell o Edmondson Herrell
Ayers Chiles Eldredge Hollahan
Barron Cleveland Pagan Horne
Beck Conner Frederick Hosford
Blank Craig Fuqua Inman, J. C.



Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
Yeas-88
Nays-None



McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.



Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russell
Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings



Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
Mr. Griffin of Polk, Chairman of the Committee on General
Legislation, reported that the committee was organized and
ready to transact business.
Mr. Conner moved that House Bill No. 9, which was
referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Rules &
Calendar, be withdrawn from the Committee on Rules &
Calendar and referred to the Committee on General Legislation.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 9 was ordered referred to the Committee on
General Legislation.
Mr. Conner moved that House Bill No. 53 be withdrawn
from the Committee on Rules & Calendar and referred to the
Committee on General Legislation.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
House Bill No. 53 was ordered withdrawn from the Committee
on Rules & Calendar and referred to the Committee on General
Legislation.
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Messrs. Mitchell and Horne of Leon introduced 160 high
school students participating in the State Science Fair at
Florida State University.

Mr. Conner moved that the House now adjourn to recon-
vene at 11:00 A.M., Monday, April 13.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, at the hour of 11:01 A.M., the House stood
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Monday, April 13, 1959



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A.M.
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded
present:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Eldredge
Allsworth Fagan
Anderson Frederick
Arrington Fuqua
Askew Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Askins Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Ayers Harris
Beck Hatcher
Blank Hathaway
Boyd Herrell
Boylston Hollahan
Carney Horne
Chaires Hosford
Chappell Inman, J. C.
Chiles Inman, W. M.
Cleveland Johnson
Conner Jones
Costin Karl
Craig Kimbrough
Crews Knowles
Cunningham Lancaster
Daniel Liles
Drummond Livingston
Edmondson Mann
A quorum present.
The following prayer was
Pastor of Trinity Methodist



Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell
Ryan



Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



offered by Dr. Glenn C. James,
Church, Tallahassee:



Almighty God, who in the former time didst lead our fathers
forth into a wealthy place; give Thy grace, we beseech Thee, to
us their children, that we may always approve ourselves a peo-
ple mindful of Thy favor, and glad to do Thy will. Bless our
land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure re-
ligion. Defend our liberties; preserve our unity. Save us
from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arro-
gance, and from every evil way. Fashion into one happy peo-
ple the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and
tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those whom we en-
trust in Thy name with the authority of governance, to the
end that there be peace at home, and that we keep a place
among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity fill
our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble suffer
not our trust in Thee to fail; all of which we humbly pray in
Thy Holy Name. Amen.

Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Friday, April 10, was ordered corrected as
follows:
On page 71, column 1, line 26, counting from the bottom of
the page, strike out the words "Game & Fresh Water Fish"
and insert in lieu thereof the words "Education-Public
Schools".
The Journal for Friday, April 10, as corrected was approved.
Mr. Conner moved that the rules be waived and that 14
students from Florida Citizenship Clearing House, accom-
panied by Dr. Elston Roady, Executive Director of the Political
Science Department of Florida State University, be granted
the privilege of the House Chamber while the House is in
session.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was
so ordered.



MOTIONS RELATING TO COMMITTEE REFERENCE
Mr. Chaires moved that House Bills Nos. 142, 143, 144, 145,
146, 147 and 148, which were referred to the Committee on
Judiciary A, be withdrawn from that committee and referred
to the Committee on Public Safety.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Herrell moved that House Bill No. 130, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Governmental Reorganization, also
be referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
The motion was agreed to and House Bill No. 130 was also
referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
Mr. Frederick moved that House Bill No. 123, which was re-
ferred to the Committees on Education-Public Schools and
Finance & Taxation, be withdrawn from the Committee on
Education-Public Schools and referred to the Committee on
General Legislation.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Peacock of Jackson was given permission to be recorded
as a co-introducer of House Bill No. 123.
Mr. Reedy of Lake was given permission to be recorded as
a co-introducer of House Bills Nos. 63, 64, 101 and 127.
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS,
CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Hosford of Liberty-

H. B. No. 157-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Sher-
iffs' salary; amending Section 30.54, Florida Statutes, to ex-
clude from the exemption counties with a population of not
less than three thousand (3,000) and not more than three
thousand three hundred (3,300) according to the latest official
state-wide decennial census; providing an effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
157.

The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.

By The Legislative Council and Messrs. Crews of Baker,
Chappell of Marion, and Ryan of Broward.

H. B. No. 158-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
322, Florida Statutes, relating to Driver's Licenses, by adding
Section 322.111, providing that no Driver's or Chauffeur's li-
cense shall be issued to a minor under eighteen (18) years of
age without first having successfully completed an approved
driver education course; providing free enrollment for driver
training courses in the public schools; and providing an
effective date.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Safety.

By The Legislative Council and Messrs. Crews of Baker,
Chappell of Marion, and Ryan of Broward.

H. B. No. 159-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Driver Education Program in Secondary Schools in the State,
amending Paragraph (K) of Subsection (4) of Section 230.23,
Florida Statutes, relating to appropriation for carrying out the



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program and the disposition of the Public School Driver Educa-
tion Fund; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Safety.
By The Legislative Council and Messrs. Crews of Baker and
Chappell of Marion-
H. B. No. 160-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Florida Highway Patrol; amending Section 321.04, Florida
Statutes, by authorizing additional rank classifications of
members of the highway patrol; limiting the total number of
patrol personnel; amending Section 321.071, Florida Statutes,
by authorizing additional special service officers; providing
an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Safety.
By Messrs. Horne and Mitchell of Leon and Shipp of Jack-
son-
H. C. R. No. 161-A concurrent resolution commending the
Honorable R. A. Gray, Secretary of State of the State of
Florida.
WHEREAS, the Honorable R. A. Gray has served the
people of Florida as Secretary of State of the State of Florida
for the past twenty-nine (29) years; and
WHEREAS, the Honorable R. A. Gray has and continues
to dedicate his life to public service; and
WHEREAS, the 1959 Legislature should properly recognize
and express its deep appreciation for the faithful service
tendered the many years by this gentleman, NOW, THERE-
FORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:
That the Honorable R. A. Gray is hereby commended for
his twenty-nine (29) years of faithful service as Secretary of
State of the State of Florida and tendered the best wishes of
the Legislature for many more years of public service.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolu-
tion duly inscribed by the officers of the Legislature be deliv-
ered to the Honorable R. A. Gray.
-was read the first time in full.
Mr. Horne moved that the rules be waived and House Con-
current Resolution No. 161 be read the second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 161 was read the second time in
full.
Mr. Home moved the adoption of the concurrent resolution.
The motion was agreed to and House Concurrent Resolu-
tion No. 161 was adopted and ordered immediately certified to
the Senate.
By Messrs. Horne and Mitchell of Leon-
H. B. No. 162-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to re-
tirement pay of permanently disabled patrolmen, amending
Subsection (2) of Section 321.20, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Pensions & Retirement.
By Messrs. Mitchell and Horne of Leon-
H. B. No. 163-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Re-
quirements for Bonds in Injunction Proceedings Instituted by
the State or any of its Political Subdivisions.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C.
By Messrs. Shaffer, Carney and Russell of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 164-A bill to be entitled An Act for the Relief of
Emmett Manson, growing out of a sentence imposed by the
Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit in and for the



County of Pinellas, Florida, on February 16, 1955, and executed
when he was committed to prison on July 10, 1956, and until



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the time that he was released on March 28, 1958, in the State
penitentiary at Raiford, Florida, said sentence being for a
crime of robbery and for a period of fifteen (15) years and of
which said sentence the said Emmett Manson served one (1)
year, eight (8) months and eighteen (18) days, the said Em-
mett Manson, due to newly discovered evidence, having been
found innocent of said crime of robbery on which he had
served a total of one (1) year, eight (8) months and eighteen
(18) days of said fifteen (15) year sentence and making ap-
propriation therefore; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By the Committee on Appropriations-
H. B. No. 165-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Legis-
lative Committees; amending Section 11.15, Florida Statutes,
authorizing payment of travel and per diem for Speaker-
Designate of the House of Representatives and President-
Designate of the Senate and committee members.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Markham of Okeechobee-
H. B. No. 166-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Okee-
chobee County authorizing and empowering the Board of Pub-
lic Instruction of Okeechobee County, Florida, in anticipation
of receipt of funds under the provisions of Section 550.13,
Florida Statutes, and Chapter 30217, Laws of 1955, to issue
and sell interest bearing warrants, certificates or other evi-
dence of indebtedness at any time not exceeding in the aggre-
gate the sum of one hundred twenty thousand ($120,000.00)
dollars, for the purpose of raising funds for construction of
school buildings on lands now owned, or for additions to or for
improvements on, or for equipment of any school building;
providing the manner of authorizing the issuance and the sale
of such obligations and limiting the rate of interest thereon
and the maturities thereof; providing for the validation there-
of; authorizing and empowering said Board to set apart and
pledge funds, not exceeding the sum of twenty five thousand
($25,000.00) dollars annually, received under provisions of Sec-
tion and Chapter aforesaid, for the payment of such obliga-
tions, declaring said obligations negotiable instruments and
liens upon funds so set apart and pledged, and in general pro-
viding for and regulating the issuance and sale of such obliga-
tions; providing an effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 166.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Inman and Mrs. Johnson of Orange-
H. B. No. 167-A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the
government of the City of Orlando; annexing to said city a
certain area of land described herein, such area being com-
pletely surrounded by areas presently located within the cor-
porate limits of the City of Orlando.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 167.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Inman and Mrs. Johnson of Orange-
H. B. No. 168-A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the
government of the City of Orlando; confirming and validating
annexations of property to the said City of Orlando by the



City Council by ordinances or acts of the Legislature hereto-
fore adopted.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 168.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
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Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Inman and Mrs. Johnson of Orange-
H. B. No. 169-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
City of Orlando, empowering the Mayor of said city to desig-
nate deputy city clerks with power to take affidavits and issue
warrants, subpoenas and other process; and providing a form
for warrants.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 169.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. O'Neill of Marion-
H. B. No. 170-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Muni-
cipalities; authorizing municipalities to require the fencing of
private swimming pools; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Municipal Government.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 171-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
843.01, Florida Statutes, relating to resisting arrest with, or
threatening, violence, by adding thereto municipal police offi-
cers when enforcing State Criminal Statutes and Laws.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.

By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 172-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
transfer of all cases laid in a wrong venue to the proper court
in any district or county where the same might have been laid
in accordance with the venue statutes of this State.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.

By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 173-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to elec-
tions; amending Subsection (2) of Section 101.011, Subsection
(5) of Section 101.151, and Sections 101.191 and 101.44, Florida
Statutes; providing for the sufficiency of marking ballots for
write-in voting.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.

By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 174-A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the
acquisition, supervision, accountability, control, transfer, and
disposal of all tangible personal property owned by counties,
and prescribing a penalty.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Government.

By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River--
H. B. No. 175-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
100.111, Florida Statutes, relating to the filling of vacancies
in nomination and office to provide for nominating or electing
a successor to an incumbent not up for reelection when said
incumbent dies or becomes disabled between the filing date
and the first primary election or between the first and second
primary election or between the second primary and general
election and providing for the printing of said names on the
ballot.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the



Committee on Elections.



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By Messrs. Hollahan of Dade and Chappell of Marion-
H. B. No. 184-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
selection, transcription, preservation and certification of jury
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By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 176-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to bail
bonds; amending Section 903.16, Florida Statutes; providing
a conclusive presumption of consent to the sale of non-regis-
tered bonds deposited as bail under the provisions of Section
903.16, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 177-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to elec-
tions; amending Subsection (3) of Section 100.041, Florida
Statutes; providing for the election of county school board
members.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 178-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to prose-
cuting attorneys employed by county commissioners; amend-
ing Section 125.04, Florida Statutes; providing compensation
in connection with bonds forfeited or estreated.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 179-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Bail
Bonds; amending Subsection (1) of Section 903.26 and Section
903.28, Florida Statutes; providing for disposition of moneys
and bonds, and enforcement of forfeitures; creating and adding
to Chapter 903, Florida Statutes, Section 903.281; providing for
enforcement of forfeitures in justice of peace courts.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 180-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
101.32, Florida Statutes, relating to the adoption of voting
machines, to specifically provide that the provisions thereof
relating to the submission of a question to the electorate to
adopt or reject voting machines are permissive.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 181-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Elec-
tions; amending Sections 97.061, 101.051, 101.061, 101.48 and
101.52, Florida Statutes; providing for the issuance of special
registration certificates to illiterate and physically impaired
electors and voting procedure to be followed by election offi-
cials when such certificate is not available.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 182-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Prose-
cuting Attorneys; amending Section 34.11, Florida Statutes;
providing compensation in connection with bonds forfeited
or estreated.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary D.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 183-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
appointment of Special Masters in Chancery, with or without
the consent of parties, and fixing their powers and authority.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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times accompanied by the addresses of such persons; provid-
ing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Hollahan of Dade and Chappell of Marion-
H. B. No. 185-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to wounds
by violence; requiring the immediate report to the sheriff by
doctors, nurses, hospitals or employees thereof the treatment
or request for treatment of any gunshot and certain other
wounds; and providing penalty for failure to so report; provid-
ing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Hollahan of Dade and Chappell of Marion-
H. B. No. 186-A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting the
giving of false reports or information concerning crimes and
providing penalties for violation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Mr. Inman of Orange-
H. B. No. 187-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
sale of firearms and weapons to minors; amending Sections
790.17, 790.18 and 790.22, Florida Statutes; prohibiting the
sale of ammunition to minors; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Messrs. Herrell, Hollahan and Eldredge of Dade-
H. B. No. 188-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to intan-
gible personal property taxation; amending Subsection (2) of
Section 199.11, Florida Statutes; providing a fifty thousand
dollar ($50,000.00) exemption of Class B intangible personal
property for individual real persons; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Hosford of Liberty-
H. B. No. 189-A bill to be entitled An Act granting the
County Commissioners of Liberty County authority to expend
up to fifty dollars ($50.00) a month for each County Commis-
sioner district for inspection and other road and bridge ex-
pense; providing an effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
189.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Peacock of Jackson, Reedy of Lake, Stallings of
Duval, Fuqua of Calhoun, Drummond of Holmes, Wise and
Stewart of Okaloosa, Mitchell of Washington, Kimbrough of
Santa Rosa, Nash of Franklin, Walker of Collier, Inman of
Gadsden, Chiles, Griffin and Mattox of Polk, Craig and Usina
of St. Johns, Rowell of Sumter, Shaffer of Pinellas, McAlpin
of Hamilton, Carney of Pinellas, Pruitt of Brevard, Fagan of
Alachua, Barron of Bay, Roberts of Suwannee, Harris of Bay,
Edmondson of Sarasota, Russell of Pinellas, Inman of Orange,
Askins of Nassau, Mitchell and Horne of Leon, Crews of Baker,
Eldredge, Hollahan and Herrell of Dade, Cleveland and Fred-
erick of Seminole, Turlington of Alachua, Boylston of Sarasota,
Boyd and Knowles of Manatee, Roberts and Blank of Palm
Beach, Strickland of Citrus, Jones of Taylor, Hosford of Lib-
erty, Livingston of Highlands, Lancaster of Gilchrist, Mark-
ham of Okeechobee, Askew of Escambia, Williams of Columbia,



Marshburn of Levy, Stone of Escambia, Cunningham of Mon-
roe, Whitaker of Hillsborough, Scott of Martin, Daniel of
Lake, Smith of DeSoto, Anderson of Jefferson, Peavy of Madi-
son, McClain of Pasco, Beck of Putnam, Chaires of Dixie, O'-
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of Jackson, Miner of Hendry, Liles of Hillsborough, Peeples
of Glades, Williams of Hardee, Mann of Hillsborough, Beasley
of Walton, Saunders of Clay, Griffin of Osceola and Ryan of
Broward, and Mrs. Johnson of Orange.
H. M. No. 190-A Memorial to the Congress of the United
States to pass a Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to
the Constitution of the United States reserving to the states
exclusive control over public schools.
WHEREAS, on January 27, 1959, Mr. Talmadge, Mr. Byrd
of Virginia, Mr. Robertson, Mr. Johnson of South Carolina,
Mr. Hill, Mr. Sparkman, Mr. Eastland, Mr. Stennis, and Mr.
Long introduced a joint resolution in the Senate of the
United States proposing an amendment to the Constitution
of the United States reserving to the states exclusive control
over public schools, and
WHEREAS, the legislature of Florida is in accord with the
purpose and intent of this resolution, NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That the Congress of the United States is requested to pass
the joint resolution known as Senate Joint Resolution Thirty-
two (32) of the Eighty-sixth Congress and move with all
possible haste to provide for ratification of the proposed amend-
ment.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this memo-
rial be dispatched to the President of the United States; to
the President of the United States Senate; to the Speaker of
the United States House of Representatives; and to each of
the ablest congressional delegation in the United States Con-
gress, the Florida delegation.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Resolutions & Memorials.
By Mr. Costin of Gulf-
H. B. No. 191-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Florida Highway Code; amending Subsection (3) of Section
335.05, Florida Statutes, by eliminating the prohibition against
use of restricted or unrestricted State Road Department funds
for improvement of city streets or subdivision streets; provid-
ing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.

By Messrs. Mathews of Duval, Chappell and O'Neill of
Marion-
H. B. No. 192-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to home-
stead abandonment; amending Chapter 192, Florida Statutes,
by adding new section to be numbered Section 192.141; pro-
viding that the rental of an entire dwelling previously claimed
to be a homestead is an abandonment of such dwelling as a
homestead; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.

By Messrs. Chappell and O'Neill of Marion and Mathews
and Stallings of Duval-

H. B. No. 193-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
taxation of lessees and users of tax exempt real property
amending Chapter 192 Florida Statutes by adding thereto
Section 192.062 to provide for the taxation of lessees and users
of tax exempt property; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.

Mr. Mathews moved that House Bill No. 193, which was
referred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation, be with-
drawn from that committee and referred to the Committee



on Judiciary B.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 193 was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on
Finance & Taxation and referred to the Committee on Ju-
diciary B.










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By Messrs. Chappell and O'Neill of Marion and Mathews
of Duval-
H. B. No. 194-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to equali-
zation of tax assessments: amending Chapter 193 Florida Stat-
utes by adding new section to be numbered Section 193.251,
requiring the filing of tax payers written statement under oath
before the Board of County Commissioners sitting as a board
of equalization of tax assessments shall change or adjust any
tax assessment; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Chappell and O'Neill of Marion and Hathaway
of Charlotte-
H. B. No. 195-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to testa-
mentary bequests and devises to the trustee of an inter vivos
trust; authorizing and making valid testamentary bequests
and devises to the trustee of an inter vivos trust notwithstand-
ing the trust is amendable or revocable, or both, and notwith-
standing a subsequent amendment or partial revocation of the
trust and notwithstanding the trust instrument or any amend-
ment thereto was not executed in the manner required for
wills.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Chappell and O'Neill of Marion and Mathews
of Duval-
H. B. No. 196-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize
Board of County Commissioners to pay the necessary expenses
incurred by the tax assessors for the purpose of reappraisal
and revising maps of real property; amending Section 193.111
Florida Statutes by adding thereto Sub-section 4; providing an
effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Chappell of Marion and Mathews of Duval-
H. B. No. 197-A bill to be entitled An Act relative to home-
stead tax exemptions; amending Chapter 192 Florida Statutes
by adding new section to be numbered 192.121; requiring the
filing of the instrument upon which the homestead tax exemp-
tion is founded on or before January 1; providing an effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Chappell and O'Neill of Marion and Hathaway
of Charlotte-
H. B. No. 198-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to ex-
penses and compensation of personal representatives of estates
of decedents; amending Paragraph (d) of Subsection (1) of
Section 734.01, Florida Statutes, by providing for the allowance
by the county judge of just and reasonable compensation to
each personal representative of an estate of a decedent where
there are more than one personal representative; specifying a
maximum compensation for each personal representative for
ordinary services and providing for a minimum amount of
compensation for each thereof, and specifying the total com-
pensation allowable for all personal representatives of an
estate where there are more than one personal representative.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.

By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 199--A bill to be entitled An Act relating to elec-
tions; amending Chapter 100, Florida Statutes, by adding
thereto Section 100.342; providing for notice of special and
referendum elections not otherwise provided for.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River
H. B. No. 200-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section



99.161(2), (d), Florida Statutes, to make said section relating



April 13, 1959



And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Mathews of Duval and Conner of Bradford-
H. B. No. 206-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to bomb-



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to declaration of candidacy and setting initial date of cam-
paign expenditures applicable to candidates and potential can-
didates and providing that no promotion or expenditure may
be made on behalf of a candidate or potential candidate with-
out first securing the candidate's permission and providing that
any such promotion on behalf of a candidate shall be prima
facie evidence of announcement of candidacy.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 201-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tions 99.161(7) and (9)(d), Florida Statutes, relating to cam-
paign expenditures by providing that no group shall be organ-
ized in support of a candidate without first obtaining his writ-
ten permission.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 202-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of
of Ramon R. Delgado, holder of Beverage License No. 54-374
7-COP, issued for 1900 Flagler Street, Key West, Florida, which
has been restricted through no fault of his under the provisions
of Chapter 57-773, Laws of Florida; directing the State Bever-
age Department to issue an appropriate license to which said
Ramon R. Delgado would have been entitled had construction
of the premises been completed by January 1, 1958, and vacat-
ing and cancelling the endorsement limiting said license; pro-
viding when this act shall take effect.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Temperance.
By Mr. Chappell of Marion-
H. B. No. 203-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Com-
pensation of Witnesses: amending Sections 90.14 and 932.33,
Florida Statutes, to increase per diem and travel expense
allowed witnesses.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Judiciary A and Appropriations.
By Mr. Chappell of Marion-
H. B. No. 204-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Jurors
and Jury Lists; repealing Sections 40.01 through 40.04, 40.07
and 40.12, Florida Statutes; creating Sections 40.011, 40.012,
40.013, 40.014, 40.021, 40.022 and 40.081 Florida Statutes, to in-
clude provisions presently contained in Sections 40.01, 40.07,
40.02, Florida Statutes, and to provide for service on juries by
men and women without restriction as to sex; to provide al-
ternate method of selecting jury lists in counties of less than
twenty-five thousand (25,000) inhabitants and to require the
filing of affidavits by all persons claiming exemptions from jury
duty; amending Sections 40.08, 40.09, 40.10, 40.11 and 40.24,
Florida Satutes, increasing the per diem and travel allowance
of jurors and fixing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Judiciary A and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Allsworth and Ryan of Broward-
H. B. No. 205-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
4.2 of Article 4 of Chapter 29077, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1953
as amended, relating to participation shares in the Fort Lau-
derdale Firemen's Relief and Pension Fund, and providing a
new method for calculation of participation shares.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
205.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
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ing, weapons and firearms; amending Section 790.16, Florida
Statutes; by providing the maximum penalty of death for
throwing, placing or secreting a bomb or discharging a ma-
chine gun in public places including school buildings, churches
or buildings used for educational or religious purposes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on General Legislation.
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Tallahassee, Florida
April 13, 1959
The Honorable Thos. D. Beasley,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Pope-
S. B. No. 44-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the
charter of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, by prescribing
and establishing the compensation to be paid to the mayor-
commissioner and other members of the city commission of
the City of St. Augustine, Florida; by providing that the com-
pensation of the members of the city commission of the City
of St. Augustine, Florida, shall be twelve hundred ($1200.00)
dollars annually, payable monthly; and that the compensation
of the mayor-commissioner of the City of St. Augustine,
Florida, shall be eighteen hundred ($1800.00) dollars annually,
payable monthly; repealing all laws or parts of laws in con-
flict herewith and providing that this Act shall not become
effective unless ratified by a majority of the qualified electors
of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, voting at a special election
which may be called and held as herein provided.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill No.
44.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 44 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE LOCAL BILLS ON
SECOND READING
H. B. No. 118-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to shrimp
catching in Franklin County; prescribing the number of nets
that may be employed; prescribing the size of nets that may
be employed; permitting the use of an additional net of small
size for sampling only; providing penalties; providing an effec-
tive date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Nash moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 118 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 118 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Nash moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 118 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 118 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:



Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington



Askew
Askins
Ayers
Beck



Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney



Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland



Conner
Costin
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford



Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.



Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell
Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer



Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Yeas-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 138-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Indian
River County, Florida, to render services in the care and burial
of animals; provide for garbage collection; provide for garbage
disposal, including dumps; provide transportation service for
indigents; provide fire control units; provide public library
service; provide public hospital service; provide public nursing
home or home for the indigent; erect, repair or add to any
courthouse, jail or other County building; authorizing said
Board to carry out said authority in its own behalf or by con-
tract or grant to any municipality, non-profit corporation or
association or other political subdivision; authorizing the
budgeting, levying of taxes and expenditure of public funds in
carrying out the powers herein granted; providing for sever-
ability; making the provisions hereof cumulative and providing
effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Vocelle moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 138 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 138 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Vocelle moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 138 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.



The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds
Bill No. 138 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond



vote and House



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles



Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.



Rowell
Russ
Russell
Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry



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Whitaker Williams, B. D. Williams, G. W. Wise
Yeas-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 139-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County,
Florida to expend County funds for the advertisement and
promotion of the County; declaring these to be County pur-
poses providing that the authority granted shall be accumula-
tive and providing an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Vocelle moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 139 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 139 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Vocelle moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 139 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 139 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Eldredge
Allsworth Fagan
Anderson Frederick
Arrington Fuqua
Askew Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Askins Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Ayers Hatcher
Beck Hathaway
Blank Herrell
Boyd Hollahan
Boylston Home
Carney Hosford
Chaires Inman, J. C.
Chappell Inman, W. M.
Chiles Johnson
Cleveland Jones
Conner Karl
Costin Kimbrough
Crews Knowles
Cunningham Lancaster
Daniel Liles
Drummond Livingston
Edmondson Mann
Yeas-92.
Nays-None.



Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 140-A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting throw-
ing, placing or allowing to remain in or upon any private
premises, road, street, alley, canal, ditch, stream, lake, pond,
or public property, except dumps duly designated and estab-
lished by the Board of County Commissioners in Indian River
County, Florida, any filth, offal, garbage, foul water, dye-water,
refuse from industries or manufactories, urine, animal or bird
manure, decayed animal or vegetable matter or other offensive
substances authorizing and empowering the Board of County
Commissioners of Indian River County, Florida, to enforce the
provisions of this Act by injunction or other legal means; mak-
ing the violation of this Act a misdemeanor, making the pro-
visions hereof effective in Indian River County, Florida, except
within the corporate limits of any municipalities therein re-
pealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict therewith, and pro-
viding an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Vocelle moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 140 be read a second time by title.



89



The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 140 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Vocelle moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 140 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 140 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Yeas-92.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann



Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 141-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
City of Fellsmere in Indian River County; amending Chapter
11480, Laws of 1925; by adding two (2) new sections to be
numbered Section 96 and Section 97; providing for a change
in charter allowing annexation and permission for the city
council to cancel, terminate and declare paid, satisfied and
null and void any and all taxes of said city for the year 1949
and prior years; providing an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Vocelle moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 141 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 141 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Vocelle moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 141 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 141 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:

Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Eldredge



Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.



Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn



April 13, 1959












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April 13, 1959



Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill.
Papy
Peacock



Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell
Ryan



Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland



Yeas-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and
mediately certified to the Senate.



Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise




was ordered im-



H. B. No. 149-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Indian
River County to make improvements on any and all streets,
highways, boulevards, avenues, lanes and alleys within sub-
divisions when said streets, highways, boulevards, avenues,
lanes and alleys have been accepted as county roads, including
any and all improvements incidental to road purposes under
certain terms and conditions; providing for the assessment by
special assessments of abutting, adjoining and contiguous or
other specially benefited property; providing the method of
making said assessments; providing for the approval by peti-
tion of seventy-five per cent (75%) of said abutting owners
both in number and front footage; providing the method of
authorizing and providing said improvements; providing the
procedure available to owners affected or to be affected by said
improvements or the assessment therefore; providing said as-
sessments shall become a lien against said abutting property
or against property benefited; providing for the enforcement
of said liens; and providing other powers and duties of the
Board of County Commissioners relative to making of said im-
provements and assessing said property therefore.
-was taken up.
Mr. Vocelle moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 149 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 149 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Vocelle moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 149 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 149 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:



Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Yeas-92.
Nays-None.



Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann



Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 152-A Bill to be entitled An Act relating to Con-
stable Districts in Pinellas County; abolishing Constable Dis-
tricts and the exercise of any powers and duties or the col-
lection of any fees by and the payment of any compensation
to Constables in Pinellas County; providing a referendum.
-was taken up.
Mr. Carney moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 152 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 152 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Carney moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 152 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 152 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann



Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Yeas-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 156-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to flag
hole draining district, a drainage district organized and exist-
ing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing lands in Hendry
and Glades Counties, Florida; declaring existence of Said Dis-
trict; validating the creation thereof and defining its boun-
daries; defining and describing water control facilities and
rights-of-way of the district; vesting power in the district
to prohibit or regulate connections with the water control
facilities of the district and the discharge of water into and
;he taking of water therefrom; and continuing the levy of 104
per acre annual tax.

-was taken up.
Mr. Miner moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 156 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 156 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Miner moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 156 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 156 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



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Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Yeas-92.
Nays-None.



Eldredge Markham
Pagan Marshburn
Frederick Mathews
Fuqua Mattox
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. McAlpin
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. McClain
Hatcher Miner
Hathaway Mitchell, R. O.
Herrell Mitchell, Sam
Hollahan Nash
Horne O'Neill
Hosford Papy
Inman, J. C. Peacock
Inman, W. M. Peavy
Johnson Peeples
Jones Pruitt
Karl Reedy
Kimbrough Roberts, C. A.
Knowles Roberts, E. S.
Lancaster Roberts, H. W.
Liles Rowell
Livingston Russ
Mann Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE LOCAL BILLS ON
SECOND READING
S. B. No. 5-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
distribution of race track funds allocated to Suwannee County,
Florida, under Section 550.13, Florida Statutes; amending Sub-
Section (c) of Section 1 of Chapter 30250, Laws of Florida,
1955, to provide for the establishment of a Suwannee County
development authority revolving fund from portion of funds
received by the Board of County Commissioners to be used by
the Suwannee County Development Authority; providing an
effective date.

-was taken up.

Mr. Roberts of Suwannee moved that the rules be waived
and Senate Bill No. 5 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 5 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Roberts of Suwannee moved that the rules be further
waived and Senate Bill No. 5 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 5 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken on the passage
result was:

Yeas:



Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Crews



Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Eldredge
Fagan
Frederick
Fuqua
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Hatcher
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Horne
Hosford
Inman, J. C.
Inman, W. M.
Johnson



Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Knowles
Lancaster
Liles
Livingston
Mann
Markham
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
McClain
Miner
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Nash
O'Neill



of the bill, the



Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Pruitt
Reedy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Russ
Russell
Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.



Whitaker Smith, S. C. Strickland Vocelle
Williams, B. D. Stallings Sweeny Wadsworth
Williams, G. W. Stewart Turlington Walker
Wise Stone Usina Westberry
Yeas-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
S. B. No. 6-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Suwan-
nee County; creating the Suwannee County Development
Authority; providing for its membership; authorizing County
of Suwannee and its incorporated municipalities to contract
with the authority; prescribing the authority's powers and
duties including the power to issue and validate revenue-
anticipation certificates; providing an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Roberts of Suwannee moved that the rules be waived
and Senate Bill No. 6 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 6 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Roberts of Suwannee moved that the rules be further
waived and Senate Bill No. 6 be read a third time in full
and placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 6 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allsworth
Anderson
Arrington
Askew
Askins
Ayers
Beck
Blank
Boyd
Boylston
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Chiles
Cleveland
Conner
Costin
Crews
Cunningham
Daniel
Drummond
Edmondson
Yeas-92.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Eldredge Markham
Fagan Marshburn
Frederick Mathews
Fuqua Mattox
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. McAlpin
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. McClain
Hatcher Miner
Hathaway Mitchell, R. O.
Herrell Mitchell, Sam
Hollahan Nash
Home O'Neill
Hosford Papy
Inman, J. C. Peacock
Inman, W. M. Peavy
Johnson Peeples
Jones Pruitt
Karl Reedy
Kimbrough Roberts, C. A.
Knowles Roberts, E. S.
Lancaster Roberts, H. W.
Liles Rowell
Livingston Russ
Mann Russell



Ryan
Saunders
Scott
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stallings
Stewart
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Westberry
Whitaker
Williams, B. D.
Williams, G. W.
Wise



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Mr. Carney introduced Mr. John Thomas Hockensmith of
St. Petersburg.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 13, 1959
Mr. Chappell of Marion, Chairman of the Committee on
Judiciary "A", reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that it not pass:

H. B. No. 105-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to hus-
band and wife; amending Section 741.07, Florida Statutes, by
omitting notaries public from those persons authorized to sol-
emnize matrimony; providing marriages solemnized by one



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statutorily empowered to do so shall not be void where any
such person is later statutorily denied such power; providing
an effective date.
And House Bill No. 105, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rule.
April 13, 1959
Mr. Chappell of Marion, Chairman of the Committee on
Judiciary "A", reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that it pass:
H. B. No. 18-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to annual
salaries of county commissioners; amending paragraph (b)
of Subsection (1) of Section 125.161, Florida Statutes, as
amended by Chapter 57-798, Acts of 1957.
And House Bill No. 18, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.



S



E OF REPRESENTATIVES April 13, 1959

ENROLLING REPORTS
Your Enrolling Clerk to whom was referred-
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1
-reports same has been properly enrolled, signed by the
Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives,
and by the President and Secretary of the Senate, and pre-
sented to the Governor on April 9, 1959.
IRMA LINN
Enrolling Clerk
Mr. Conner moved that the House now adjourn to reconvene
at 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 12:01 P. M., the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.











April 13, 1959



Name and Address



Allen, Wm. E.,
P.O. Box 7063
Tampa 3 ................... ..
Allison, John M.,
Box 1531
Tam pa 1......................
Allison, John M.,
Box 1531,
Tam pa 1 ......................



Baker, J. Ed.,
U m atilla......................

Baker, J. Ed,
U m atilla......................

Barber, Georgia K.,
515 E. Call, Apt. 2,
Tallahassee....................

Baker, Mrs. John A.,
1782 Opechee Dr.,
M iami 45....... ............

Beauvais, June,
E. Concord at Shine,
Orlando............. ..... .
Bennett, Charles S.,
1831 Minerva St.,
Jacksonville...................

Bennett, Charles S.,
1831 Minerva St.,
Jacksonville ...................
Beyers, I. E.,
Leesburg ...................

Brooks, Charles,
3001 Livingston Rd.,
Tallahassee, Fla................
Bryan, Jackson,
624 First Federal Savings Bldg.,
Jacksonville ...................



Call, Floyd
Winter Park ................
Chandler, A. R.,
DeFuniak Springs..............
Clark, C. L.,
1224 Crestview Ave.,
Tallahassee .................
Colbert, J. B.,
301 W. Hanna St.,
Tampa ......................

Cooksey, Kenneth E.,
Box 485,
Monticello ................
Coulter, C. Huxley,
412 Ingleside,
Tallahassee ................
Craft, Frank M.,
P.O. Box 989,
Jacksonville 1. ..............
Crews, H. E.,
P.O. Box 1580,
Lakeland .................



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Entity Represented and Address



Florida State Federated Labor
Council, A.F.L., C.I.O.,
1704 Florida Ave., Tampa. .....
Florida Assn. of Insurance Agents,
514 Franklin St.,
Tam pa.......................

Florida State Pilots Assn.,
Key West.....................



State Democratic Executive
Committee,
Orange Court Hotel,
Orlando .................. .
Florida State Chamber of
Commerce,
Jacksonville...................
Justices of Peace and Constables
Assn.,
5022 N.W. 7th Ave.,
M iami .... .. .................
League of Women Voters of
Florida,
10 Ladoga Ave., Davis Islands,
Tampa, Fla...................
Florida Nurses Assn.,
E. Concord at Shine,
Orlando......................
American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Em-
ployees,
1831 Minerva St.,
Jacksonville................ .
Florida Federated Labor Council,
1831 Minerva St.,
Jacksonville...................
Florida Funeral Directors Assn.,
301 Masonic Temple Bldg.,
Jacksonville. ..................

Florida Accountants Assn.,
D ania .. .......... ........
Florida Petroleum Council,
624 First Federal Savings Bldg.,
Jacksonville ................



Florida Bankers' Assn.,
Orlando...................
Florida Accountants Assn.,
D ania .. ..................
St. Joe Paper Co.,
P.O. Box 191,
Tallahassee ................
Florida State Council of Ma-
chinists,
301 W. Hanna St.,
Tampa .................. .

Self and County Judges' Assn.,
Box 485, Monticello.............

Florida Board of Forestry,
Tallahassee ..............

State Department of Public
W welfare ................
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen,
P.O. Box 1580,
Lakeland . . . . .



Duration of
Representation



Continuous .........



93



Particular Legislation Involved



Labor and Welfare



Continuous......... Insurance Legislation



Continuous......... Any Maritime Legislation



Session............. All legislation affecting the Election Code.



Session.............


Session ........... .


Session ...........



General legislation affecting the general welfare
of the State

Any legislation affecting Justices of the Peace or
Constables

Constitutional Revision and Governmental Re-
organization



Session........... General legislation affecting Health



Continuous......... Labor, Welfare



Continuous......... Labor, Welfare



Continuous.......



Any legislation affecting funeral directors, pub-
lic health



Session............. Accounting



Session .............



Any legislation affecting the Petroleum Indus-
try


Any legislation affecting Banking and related
interests



Session............. Accounting



Indefinite........... Anything affecting Paper Industry, etc.



Continuous......... Labor



Session............. Anything affecting the offices of County Judges



. .............. ... Forestry legislation



........ ......... Welfare and related bills



Session ...........



Any legislation pertaining to Railroads











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FROM APRIL 7 THROUGH 5:00 P. M., APRIL 10-(Continued)



Duration of
Name and Address Entity Represented and Address Representation Particular Legislation Involved



Cunningham, Mac H.,
P.O. Box 2402,
Lakeland .................. .


Davies, John F.,
3100 9th Ave., N.,
St. Petersburg .................
Davies, John F.,
3100 9th Ave., N.,
St. Petersburg, Fla..............



Ehrhart, Ed.,
6414 Coral Way,
M iam i............. .. .......

Ehrhart, Ed.,
6414 Coral Way,
Miami .................... ..

Eppes, Jack,
1705 Gary Road,
Lakeland .................. .

Everton, G. P.,
Southeastern Greyhound Bus
Station,
Tallahassee ................. ..


Foor, Sam,
P.O. Box 3131, M..S.S.,
Tallahassee ................. ..

Foor, Sam,
P.O. Box 3131, M.S.S.,
Tallahassee ......... .... .....
Friedman, Howard Jay,
2105 E. Randolph Circle,
Tallahassee ....................
Frye, 0. Earl,
Game and Fish Commission,
Tallahassee ................. ..
Fuller, J. C.,
P.O. Box 1459,
W inter Haven............... ..


Gaines, J. Pendleton,
P.O. Box 1032,
Orlando.......................
Gaines, J. Pendleton,
P.O. Box 1032,
O rlando.......................

Ghiselin, Clark M.,
Dade City ....................
Griner, K.,
Cross City ........ ........


Hafner, E. R., "Eddie,"
P.O. Box 773,
Tallahassee ................ .



Florida Municipal Utilities Assn.,
P.O. Box 2402,
Lakeland .....................


Florida Electrical Workers Assn.,
3100 9th Ave., N.,
St. Petersburg ...............
Florida State Federated Labor
Council,
1831 Minerva St.,
Jacksonville....................


Florida State Federated Labor
Council, AFL-CIO,
1657 N.W. 17th Ave.,
Miami ............ ......
Florida State Brewery Workers
Council, AFL-CIO,
1657 N.W. 17th Ave.,
M iam i..... ................
United Christian Action, Inc.,
1705 Gary Road,
Lakeland ................... .


Greyhound Lines,
Jacksonville ......................


The Democratic Club of Miami
Beach,
1101 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach............... ...

Whylly Bus Tours,
M iami Beach............... ...



Continuous......... Utilities, Municipal Taxation



Continuing.......... Labor and Welfare



Continuing.......... Labor and Welfare



Continuing.......... Labor and Welfare



Continuing......... Labor and Welfare



Continuing.........



Alcoholic Beverages, Narcotics, Gambling, In-
decent Literature



Continuing.......... Motor Transportation



Continuing........ Election Laws



Continuing.......... Night Club, Hotel, and Sight Seeing Tours



State Department of Education .................... Schools



Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission. . . .
Florida Canners' Assn.,
P.O. Box 1459,
W inter Haven .................


Florida Motel Assn.,
P.O. Box 1032,
Orlando.................... .
Florida Assn. of Travel Organ-
izations,
P.O. Box 1032,
Orlando.......... ............
Pasco Packing Co.,
Dade City....................
South Florida Raceways,
Pompano Beach ...............


State Assn. of County Commis-
sioners,
P.O. Box 773,
Tallahassee ..................



.................... Game and Fish Conservation



Continuing.......




Continuing.......



Citrus, Unemployment Compensation, Work-
men's Compensation



Any legislation affecting the Travel or Motel
Industry



Continuing. ...........................................



Continuing.......... Citrus, Labor, Taxes



Continuing.......... Pari-Mutuel Permit for Harness Racing



Continuing.........



Anything affecting Statewide County Legisla-
tion











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FROM APRIL 7 THROUGH 5:00 P. M., APRIL 10-(Continued)



Duration of
Name and Address Entity Represented and Address Representation Particular Legislation Involved



Henderson, Ed,
515 N. Meridian,
Tallahassee ................. ..
Henderson, Ed,
515 N. Meridian,
Tallahassee .................
Henderson, John W.,
P.O. Box 986,
Tallahassee ................. ..
Hewell, George H.,
7017 Crane Ave.,
Jacksonville. .... .........
Hill, Emmett,
2028 Chuli Nene,
Tallahassee ....................


James, Al,
1338 Sunset Drive,
Jacksonville Beach. ............
Jibb, W. F.,
Duval Hotel,
Tallahassee ..................
Johnson, L. W.,
561 N.E. 79th St.,
Miami ......................
Johnson, Tom C.,
514 Franklin St.,
Tam pa .. .......... ...... .
Johnston, Harry A.,
P.O. Box 48,
West Palm Beach..............
Johnston, Harry A.,
P.O. Box 48,
West Palm Beach..............
Johnston, Syd,
400 S. Orange Ave.,
Orlando .. .................
Judy, Dick W.,
401 Cordova Blvd.,
St. Petersburg.................


Keen, J. Velma,
P.O. Box 868,
Tallahassee, Fla................
Keen, J. Velma,
P.O. Box 868,
Tallahassee, Fla. .. .. ..........
Kite, W. E., Sr.,
1107 N.W. 31st St.,
M iam i 37.... . ... ........
Kraeer, R. Jay,
Pompano Beach.......... .....



Lee, John C.,
Duval Hotel,
Tallahassee ................. ..
Lee, Terry C.,
831 Laurel,
Tallahassee .................
Lippold, William H.,
P.O. Box 1231,
Orlando. .................



Florida Education Assn.,
208 W. Pensacola,
Tallahassee ................
Florida School Board Assn.,
208 W. Pensacola,
Tallahassee ................
Assn. Florida Domestic Life
Insurance Companies,
Jacksonville. ..............
Florida Funeral Directors Assn.,
Masonic Temple Bldg.,
Jacksonville. ..................

Florida Board of Parks and His-
torical Memorials.............


Florida Medical Assn.,
735 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville ......... .
Associated Industries of Florida,
Duval Hotel,
Tallahassee. ................
Florida Water and Sewage Assn.,
561 N.E. 79th St.,
Miami ........................
Florida Assn. of Insurance Agents,
514 Franklin St.,
Tam pa.......................
Palm Beach County,
West Palm Beach..............

Gulfstream ... .............
Orlando Utilities Commission,
400 S. Orange Ave.,
Orlando .....................
Florida Power Corp.,
101 Fifth St., S.
St. Petersburg ................


Motion Pictures Assn. of America,
Inc.,
Washington, D.C..............
Florida Council of Independent
Schools,
Jacksonville. ..................
Order of Railway Conductors and
Brakemen,
Jacksonville.... .. ...........
Florida Funeral Directors Assn.,
301 Masonic Temple Bldg.,
Jacksonville ...................


Associated Industries of Florida,
Duval Hotel,
Tallahassee. ................

Board of Commissioners of State
Institutions. ............... ..
Florida Assn. of Realtors,
P.O. Box 1231,
Orlando... ............... .



Continuing........

Continuing..........

Permanent..........

Session ........... .




Continuing..........


Continuing..........

Continuing........ .

Continuing. .... ....

Continuing..........

Continuing. . .






Continuing.... ... ..




Session ...........

Session .............


Continuing .......

Continuing........




Continuing ..........




Continuing........



Education and matters related to Education
Education or matters related to Education and
Financial Support of Education
Insurance, Finance and Taxation, and allied
legislation

Legislation pertaining to Funeral Profession

State Parks, Historic Memorials, and Public
Lands




Medical and Public Health and Welfare

All matters affecting business

Public Utility Regulations

Any legislation affecting Insurance or Traffic
Safety
All general and special legislation pertaining to
Counties
Municipalities of Gulfstream, Highland Beach,
Jupiter Inlet Colony

Taxation, Public Utilities, Municipalities

Matters affecting Public Utilities




Censorship

Legislation affecting Independent Schools

Transportation, Taxes, Education

Any legislation affecting Funeral Directors,
Public Health




All matters affecting Business
Any legislation affecting the Cabinet or Board
of Commissioners, and Institutions under
their jurisdiction and any state construction

Real Estate



MacWilliam, Alex,
Vero Beach... .. .. . .



Continuing.......... Any legislation involving Horse Racing



Gulfstream Park Racing Assn.,
Hallandale.. ............











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REGISTRATIONS UNDER HOUSE RULE SEVENTY-FOUR
FROM APRIL 7 THROUGH 5:00 P. M., APRIL 10-(Continued)



Duration of
Name and Address Entity Represented and Address Representation Particular Legislation Involved



McClane, T. K., Jr.,
4350 S.W. 13th St.,
Gainesville .................
McKay, R. S.,
Box 1199,
Tampa .....................
McKethan, Alfred A.,
P.O. Box 156,
Brooksville .......
McMullen, D. Fred,
P.O. Box 391,
Tallahassee ...............
Madigan, John A.,
Brock Bldg.,
Tallahassee.. ...........
Mallory, Walter C.,
406 Rutland Bldg.,
Orlando. .. ................
Maples, Eugene,
1024 Florida Title Bldg.,
Jacksonville ................ ..
Mawhinny, B. J.,
Comptroller's Office........
Merritt, W. S.,
Buena Vista Sta.,
P.O. Box 474,
Miami ................. .
Miller, Herbert W.,
c/o Industrial Commission,
Tallahassee .............
Mitchell, Harry H.,
1105 Browning Drive,
Tallahassee ..............
Mussett, Mrs. W. L.,
8825 Colony Road,
Miami 56... ... ........



Owen, E. P., Jr.,
Jacksonville. ..... ........
Owen, Frank H.,
624 First Federal Savings Bldg.,
Jacksonville. ...........
Owens, L. W.,
Wewahitchka ..................




Petersen, Fred C.,
Tharpe Street Trailer Park,
Tallahassee .................
Pittman, Van,
Route 3, Box 636E,
Jacksonville ...............


Rolfs, J. H.,
3530 N.W. 17th Ave.,
Miami ..................

Rubin, Mrs. N. S.,
1221 N. Barcelona St.,
Pensacola ........... . . .



Florida Farm Bureau,
4350 S.W. 13th St.,
Gainesville ....................
Florida Assn. of Insurance Agents,
514 Franklin St.,
Tampa......... ...........

Florida Bankers' Assn.,
Orlando ................... ..
American Mutual Insurance
Alliance,
20 N. Wacker Dr.,
Chicago, Ill...................
Florida Sheriffs Assn.,
Tallahassee ................ ..
Florida Automobile Dealers Assn.,
406 Rutland Bldg.,
Orlando ................... ..
Florida Petroleum Marketers Assn.,
1024 Florida Title Bldg.,
Jacksonville ................ ..

Comptroller's Office..............
United States Brewers Founda-
tion, Inc.,
P.O. Box 474, Buena Vista Sta.,
Miami .....................

Industrial Commission,
Tallahassee .... ..........
American Reciprocal Insurance
Assn.,
Lakeland ................... .
Florida Congress of Parents and
Teachers,
1020 Legion Place,
Orlando.....................


Cities of Jacksonville and Miami
Beach... ...................
Florida Petroleum Council,
624 First Federal Savings Bldg.,
Jacksonville ................ ..
State Democratic Executive
Committee,
Orange Court Hotel,
Orlando ................... ..


Freedom Lobby,
3663 First Ave., N.,
St. Petersburg.................
Florida State Council of Car-
penters,
Tam pa ....................


Florida Naturopathic Physicians'
Assn.,
4805 Central Ave.,
Tampa.. .. . . . .
Florida Congress of Parents and
Teachers,
1020 Legion Place,
Orlando . . ....... . .



Session............. Agriculture



Session ........... Any Insurance legislation



Continuing ........ Legislation dealing with Banking Industry



Session.............



Any legislation affecting Insurance or Work
man's Compensation



Continuing.......... Law Enforcement



Continuing ........ Motor Vehicles



Continuing..........



Matters affecting the Petroleum Industry
All legislation pertaining to the Comptroller's
Office, Laws administered by that Office



Continuing.......... Beer



All bills affecting the Industrial Commission or
its employees



Session ......... Relief and Pension Fund



Session .............



Legislation concerning Health, Education, and
General Welfare of Children and Youth



Session............. Any legislation affecting said municipalities



Continuing........ Matters of interest to the Petroleum Industry



Session............. General legislation affecting the Election Code



Session ............. Any legislation affecting individual freedom



Continuing.......... Labor or management legislation



Continuing..........


Session .............



Public Health, Naturopaths, and Drugs

Legislation concerning Health, Education, and
General Welfare of Children and Youth












April 13, 1959



97



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


REGISTRATIONS UNDER HOUSE RULE SEVENTY-FOUR



FROM APRIL 7 THROUGH 5:00 P. M., APRIL 10-(Continued)



Duration of
Name and Address Entity Represented and Address Representation Particular Legislation Involved



Scott, R. A.,
25 S.E. 2nd Ave.,
Miami 32.................
Sherman, Roger W.,
Suite 302, duPont Plaza Center,
Miami 32 ..................

Simmons, Harry E.,
P.O. Box 1229,
Tam pa 1 ...................
Stevens, Jack,
1537 Colonial Drive,
Tallahassee ................
Stiegel, Harry L.,
2572 Dellwood Ave.,
Jacksonville 4................



Thompson, Larry,
104 W. Hanlon,
Tampa.. ................
Tomasello, A. D.,
1010 Hibiscus Drive,
Bartow .. .. .................
Tomasello, A. D.,
1010 Hibiscus Drive,
Bartow... ...............


Warner, S. E.,
Crescent City........
Wilcox, E. C., (Tony),
2943 S.W. First Ave.,
Miami ....................
Woodard, Glen,
P.O. Box B,
Jacksonville 3........ ..........
Wray, Lewis T.,
City Hall,
St. Petersburg ...............



Florida Power and Light Co.,
M iam i .. .................
Florida Assn. of Architects of the
American Institute of Architects,
Suite 302, duPont Plaza Center,
Miami 32 ............
Florida Council for the Blind,
P.O. Box 1229,
Tampa 1 .............. .....
Florida Education Assn.,
208 W. Pensacola,
Tallahassee ................ ..
Brotherhood of Locomotive En-
gineers,
202 Deer Park,
Tampa ....................


Florida Federation of the Blind,
A. H. Drake, Duval Hotel,
Tallahassee ................ ..
Florida Trucking Assn.,
P.O. Box 238,
Jacksonville ..................
B. Nelson Deranian,
1100 Bowen Bldg.,
Washington, D.C..............


Florida Bankers' Assn.,
Orlando ...................
Fire Fighters of Florida,
2943 S.W. First Ave.,
M iam i ... .. ................
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.,
P.O. Box B,
Jacksonville 3 ..............

City of St. Petersburg............



Continuing..........








Continuous .......


Continuous.........




Continuous.........

Permanent.........

Permanent..........



Continuing.........

Continuing..........

Continuing..........

Session ........... .



Matters pertaining to Utilities Legislation

Any legislation affecting the Construction In-
dustry

Bills affecting Work for the Blind

Education

All legislation pertaining to Brotherhood and
Railroad Activity or Education




Legislation for the Blind

Any legislation pertaining to Motor Transpor-
tation

Merchandising in all form connected with
Chain Stores


Any legislation affecting Banking and related
interests

Anything concerning Fire Fighters

Matters affecting Retailers

Any legislation affecting the City of St. Peters-
burg, Florida



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