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Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
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 Material Information
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 1953
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Legislative journals -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
 Notes
General Note: Title varies slightly.
General Note: Description based on: 1907.
Funding: Digitized for the Florida House of Representatives, the Office of the Clerk.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Florida House of Representatives. African American History Collections at the Office of the Clerk.
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 003417935
oclc - 12901236
lccn - sn 85065608
System ID: UF00027772:00021
 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
    April 1953
        Tuesday, April 7
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        Wednesday, April 8
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        Thursday, April 9
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        Monday, April 13
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        Friday, April 17
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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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        Thursday, April 30
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    May 1953
        Friday, May 1
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        Wednesday, May 6
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        Friday, May 8
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        Monday, May 11
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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Tuesday, April 7, 1953


Beginning of the thirty-fourth 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, the State of Florida, on Tuesday, April 7, 1933, being the
day fixed by the Constitution for the meeting of the Legislature. The House was called to order at 12:00 noon by
the Honorable B. Elliott, former Speaker of the House of Representatives.



Prayer was offered by the Reverend Lee W. Davidson, Jr.

The certified list of the Secretary of State of Members
elected to the House of Representatives, Florida Legislature,
for the session of 1953 was called as follows:

MEMBERS -HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTED
AT THE GENERAL ELECTION ON THE FOURTH DAY
OF NOVEMBER, A. D., 1952.

(Alachua-Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville
Alachua-J. Emory (Red) Cross, Gainesville
Baker-John J. Crews, Macclenny
Bay-D. D. (Jack) Mashburn, Youngstown
Bay-J. Ed. Stokes, Panama City
Bradford-Doyle E. Conner, Starke
Brevard-Wm. G. (Bill) Akridge, Cocoa
Brevard-O. L. Burton, Eau Gallie
Broward-John S. Burwell, Ft. Lauderdale
Broward-Thomas E. (Ted) David, Hollywood
Calhoun-Marion B. Knight, Blountstown
Charlotte-John M. Hathaway, Punta Gorda
Citrus-Harry H. Gleaton, Inverness
Clay-S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Middleburg
Collier-D. C. Jones, Jr.
Columbia-F. W. (Shorty) Bedenbaugh, Lake City
Dade-George S. Okell, Miami
Dade-Dante B. Fascell, Miami
Dade-Robert L. Floyd, Miami
DeSoto-S. C. Smith, Arcadia
Dixie-K. Griner, Cross City
Duval-Wm. Lacy Mahon, Jr., Jacksonville
Duval-Harry W. Westberry, Jacksonville
Duval-Fletcher Morgan, Jacksonville
Escambia-A. Morley Darby, Pensacola
Escambia-Webb C. Jernigan, Pensacola
Flagler-H. T. Cook, Bunnell
Franklin-Bryant Patton, Apalachicola
Gadsden-W. M. Inman, Quincy
Gadsden-E. B. McFarland, Havana
Gilchrist-Howell Lancaster, Trenton
Glades-J. H. Peeples, Jr., Moore Haven
Gulf-Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Port St. Joe
Hamilton-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs
Hardee-G. W. (Dick) Williams, Wauchula
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston
Hernando-Jacob V. Varn, Brooksville
Highlands-Edna Pearce, Ft. Basinger
Hillsborough-James S. Moody, Plant City
Hillsborough-Tom J. Johnson, Jr., Tampa
Hillsborough-Sam M. Gibbons, Tampa
Holmes-J. Edward Andrews, Bonifay
Indian River-Sherman N. Smith, Jr., Vero Beach
Jackson-Hugh Dukes, Cottondale
Jackson-John L. McFarlin, Jr., Marianna
Jefferson-Prentice P. Pruitt, Monticello
Lafayette-J. R. Medlock, Sr., Mayo
Lake-J. A. (Tar) Boyd, Leesburg
Lake-Carl E. Duncan, Tavares
Lee-Ernest Mitts, Fort Myers
Lee-Walter O. Sheppard, Fort Myers
Leon-Davis H. Atkinson, Tallahassee
Leon-Kenneth Ballinger, Tallahassee
Levy-Frank Marshburn, Bronson
Liberty-J. S. Alexander, Bristol
Madison-E. B. (Shorty) Jones, Greenville
Manatee-J. Ben Fuqua, Palmetto



Manatee-Joe Bill Rood, Bradenton
Marion-C. Farris Bryant, Ocala
Marion-Willard Ayres, Ocala
Martin-Kenneth S. Stimmell, Stuart
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West
Nassau-Harry O. Stratton, Callahan
Okaloosa-Ferrin C. Campbell, Crestview
Okeechobee-Nathan Zelmenovitz, Okeechobee
SOrange-Henry W. Land, Apopka
Orange-James E. Keezel, Winter Park
Osceola-J. J. Griffin, Jr., St. Cloud
SPalm Beach-John E. Bollinger, West Palm Beach
Palm Beach-B. Elliott, Pahokee
Pasco-J. R. A. Williams, Dade City
Pinellas-Fred C. Petersen, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-Donald C. McLaren, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-B. E. Shaffer, Clearwater
Pol.k-Roy Surles, Lakeland
Polk-Joe N. Crowder, Auburndale
Polk-Perry E. Murray, Frostproof
Putnam-Thos. B. Dowda, Palatka
St. Johns-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine
St. Johns-Charles E. Shepperd, St. Augustine
St. Lucie-Frank Fee, Ft. Pierce
Santa Rosa-John S. Pittman, Jay
Sarasota-William A. Washburne, Jr., Nokomis
Sarasota-Henry S. Bartholomew, Sarasota
Seminole-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford
Seminole-Volie A. Williams, Jr., Sanford
Sumter-J. C. Getzen, Jr., Bushnell
Suwannee-Houston W. Roberts, Live Oak
Taylor-Gus J. Dekle, Perry
Union-G. Fred Andrews, Lake Butler
NVolusia-Thomas T. Cobb, Daytona Beach
Volusia-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
Wakulla-Moody Pearce, Crawfordville
Walton-M. C. Burke, DeFuniak Springs
Washington-Jeff Webb, Chipley
STATE OF FLORIDA )
) SS
OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE )

I, R. A. GRAY, SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a correct
list of the Members of the Legislature elected at the General
Election held on the Fourth day of November, A. D., 1952, as
shown by the election returns on file in this office.

R. A. GRAY
Secretary of State
A quorum present.

The following members came forward and took the oath of
office prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Florida
before Justice H. L. Sebring of the Supreme Court of the State
of Florida:
Alachua-Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville
Alachua-J. Emory (Red) Cross, Gainesville
Baker-John J. Crews, Macclenny
Bay-D. D. (Jack) Mashburn, Youngstown
Bay-J. Ed. Stokes, Panama City.
Bradford-Doyle E. Conner, Starke
Brevard-Wm. G. (Bill) Akridge, Cocoa
Brevard-O. L. Burton, Eau Gallie
Broward-John S. Burwell, Ft. Lauderdale
Broward-Thomas E. (Ted) David, Hollywood



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Calhoun-Marion B. Knight, Blountstown
Charlotte-John M. Hathaway, Punta Gorda
Citrus-Harry H. Gleaton, Inverness
Clay-S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Middleburg
Columbia-F. W. (Shorty) Bedenbaugh, Lake City
Dade-George S. Okell, Miami
Dade-Dante B. Fascell, Miami
Dade-Robert L. Floyd, Miami
DeSoto-S. C. Smith, Arcadia
Dixie-K. Griner, Cross City
Duval-Wm. Lacy Mahon, Jr., Jacksonville
Duval-Harry W. Westberry, Jacksonville
Duval-Fletcher Morgan, Jacksonville
Escambia-A. Morley Darby, Pensacola
Escambia-Webb C. Jernigan, Pensacola
Flagler-H. T. Cook, Bunnell
Franklin-Bryant Patton, Apalachicola
Gadsden-W. M. Inman, Quincy
Gadsden-E. B. McFarland, Havana
Gilchrist-Howell Lancaster, Trenton
Glades-J. H. Peeples, Jr., Moore Haven
Gulf-Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Port St. Joe
Hamilton-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs
Hardee-G. W. (Dick) Williams, Wauchula
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston
Hernando-Jacob V. Varn, Brooksville
Highlands-Edna Pearce, Ft Basinger
Hillsborough-James S. Moody, Plant City
Hillsborough-Tom J. Johnson, Jr., Tampa
Hillsborough-Sam M. Gibbons, Tampa
Holmes-J. Edward Andrews, Bonifay
Indian River-Sherman N. Smith, Jr., Vero Beach
Jackson-Hugh Dukes, Cottondale
Jackson-John L. McFarlin, Jr., Marianna
Jefferson-Prentice P. Pruitt, Monticello
Lafayette-J. R. Medlock, Sr., Mayo
Lake-J. A. (Tar) Boyd, Leesburg
Lake-Carl E. Duncan, Tavares
Lee-Ernest Mitts, Fort Myers
Lee-Walter O. Sheppard, Fort Myers
Leon-Davis H. Atkinson, Tallahassee
Leon-Kenneth Ballinger, Tallahassee
Levy-Frank Marshburn, Bronson
Liberty-J. S. Alexander, Bristol
Madison-E. B. (Shorty) Jones, Greenville
Manatee-J. Ben Fuqua, Palmetto
Manatee-Joe Bill Rood, Bradenton
Marion-C. Farris Bryant, Ocala
Marion-Willard Ayres, Ocala
Martin-Kenneth S. Stimmell, Stuart
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West
Nassau-Harry O. Stratton, Callahan
Okaloosa-Ferrin C. Campbell, Crestview
Okeechobee-Nathan Zelmenovitz, Okeechobee
Orange-Henry W. Land, Apopka
Orange-James E. Keezel, Winter Park
Osceola-J. J. Griffin, Jr., St. Cloud
Palm Beach-John E. Bollinger, West Palm Beach
Palm Beach-B. Elliott, Pahokee
Pasco-J. R. A. Williams, Dade City
Pinellas-Fred C. Petersen, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-Donald C. McLaren, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-B. E. Shaffer, Clearwater
Polk-Roy Surles, Lakeland
Polk-Joe N. Crowder, Auburndale
Polk-Perry E. Murray, Frostproof
Putnam-Thos. B. Dowda, Palatka
St. Johns-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine
St. Johns-Charles E. Shepperd, St. Augustine
St. Lucie-Frank Fee, Ft. Pierce
Santa Rosa-John S. Pittman, Jay
Sarasota-William A. Washburne, Jr., Nokomis
Sarasota--Henry S. Bartholomew, Sarasota
Seminole-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford
Seminole-Volie A. Williams, Jr., Sanford
Sumter-J. C. Getzen, Jr., Bushnell
Suwannee-Houston W. Roberts, Live Oak
Taylor-Gus J. Dekle, Perry
Union-G. Fred Andrews, Lake Butler
Volusia-Thomas T. Cobb, Daytona Beach
Volusia-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
Wakulla-Moody Pearce, Crawfordville





Walton-M. C. Burke, DeFuniak Springs
Washington-Jeff Webb, Chipley

Mr. Fuqua of Manatee nominated Mr. Perry E. Murray of
Polk County as temporary chairman of the House.

Mr. Ayres of Marion seconded the nomination.

Mr. Floyd of Dade moved that nominations for temporary
chairman be closed and that a unanimous ballot be cast for
Mr. Murray.

The motion was agreed to.

Mr. Williams of Seminole moved that a committee of three
be appointed to escort the temporary chairman to the rostrum.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Surles of Polk, Turl-
ington of Alachua and Ballinger of Leon as the committee,
which escorted Mr. Murray to the rostrum.

MR. MURRAY IN THE CHAIR.

Mr. Cobb of Volusia nominated Mr. Farris Bryant of Marion
for Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Messrs. David of Broward and Moody of Hillsborough sec-
onded the nomination of Mr. Bryant.

Mr, McLaren of Pinellas reported that a caucus of the
minority party in the House had designated him as their
leader and that his party wished to endorse Mr. Farris Bryant
as the nominee for Speaker.

Mr. Rood of Manatee moved that the nominations for
Speaker be closed.

The motion was agreed to and the nominations were declared
closed.

Upon call of the roll on the election for the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, the vote for Mr. Bryant was:



Yeas:

Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross
Crowder
Darby

David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Keezel
Knight
Lancaster
Land

Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Moody
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts
Rood
Saunders

Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stewart
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr
Zelmenovitz

Yeas-93.

Nays-None.

Mr. Bryant of Marion was declared duly elected as Speaker
of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Usina of St. Johns moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort Julie, Cecilia and Adair Bryant, children
of the Speaker, to the rostrum.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Sweeny of Volusia,
Smith of Indian River and Crews of Baker as a committee









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which escorted the children of the Speaker to the rostrum
where they were introduced to the membership of the House.

Mr. Ayres of Marion moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort the Speaker and Mrs. Bryant to the
rostrum.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Ayres of Marion,
Fascell of Dade and McFarland of Gadsden as a committee
which escorted the Speaker and Mrs. Bryant to the rostrum
where the Speaker received the oath of office administered by
Justice H. L. Sebring of the Supreme Court, following which
the Speaker addressed the membership of the House.

THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.

The Speaker announced that he would now receive nomina-
tions for Speaker Pro Tempore.

Mr. McFarlin of Jackson nominated Mr. Davis Atkinson of
Leon as Speaker Pro Tempore.

Messrs. Williams of Seminole and Surles of Polk seconded
the nomination.

Mr. McLaren of Pinellas reported that his party wished to
endorse Mr. Davis Atkinson as the nominee for Speaker Pro
Tempore.

Mr. Usina of St. Johns moved that the nominations be closed.

The motion was agreed to and the nominations were declared
closed.

Upon call of roll on the election of Speaker Pro Tempore,
the vote for Mr. Atkinson was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross
Crowder
Darby

David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Keezel
Knight
Lancaster
Land

Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Moody
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Paton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts
Rood
Saunders

Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stewart
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr
Zelmenovitz

Yeas-93.

Nays-None.



Thereupon, Mr. Atkinson was declared the duly elected
Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Cross of Alachua moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort Davis, Tommy and Bill Atkinson, children
of the Speaker Pro Tempore, to the rostrum.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Cross of Alachua,
Pruitt of Jefferson and Pearce of Wakulla as a committee
which escorted the children of the Speaker Pro Tempore to
the rostrum where they were introduced to the membership
of the House.

Mr. Fuqua of Manatee moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort the Speaker Pro Tempore and Mrs. Atkin-
son to the rostrum.



The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Fuqua of Mana-
tee, McAlpin of Hamilton and Shepperd of St. Johns as a
committee which escorted the Speaker Pro Tempore and Mrs.
Atkinson to the rostrum where the Speaker Pro Tempore
received the oath of office administered by Justice H. L. Sebring
of the Supreme Court, following which the Speaker Pro Tem-
pore addressed the membership of the House.

Mr. Morgan of Duval nominated Lamar Bledsoe as Chief
Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Bollinger of Palm Beach seconded the nomination.

Mr. Shepperd of St. Johns moved that nominations be closed
and that a unanimous ballot be cast for Mrs. Bledsoe as Chief
Clerk of the House of Representatives.

The motion was agreed to, and Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe was
declared duly elected as Chief Clerk of the House.

Mr. Patton of Franklin moved that a committee of three
be appointed to escort Mrs. Bledsoe to the rostrum.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Patton of Frank-
lin, Gibbons of Hillsborough and Costin of Gulf as a committee
which escorted the Chief Clerk to the rostrum where she re-
ceived the oath of office administered by Justice H. L. Sebring
of the Supreme Court, after which she was presented by the
Speaker to the membership of the House.

Mr. Atkinson of Leon nominated Mr. Amos Davis as
Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives.

Mr. McFarland of Gadsden seconded the nomination.

Mr. David of Broward moved that nominations be closed
and that a unanimous ballot be cast for Mr. Davis as Sergeant-
at-Arms.

The motion was agreed to, and Mr. Amos Davis was declared
duly elected as Sergeant-at-Arms of the House.

Mr. Inman of Gadsden moved that a committee of three
be appointed to escort Mr. Davis to the rostrum.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Inman of Gads-
den, McFarland of Gadsden and Atkinson of Leon as a comn-
mittee which escorted the Sergeant-at-Arms to the rostrum
where he was presented to the menibership of the House.

The Speaker announced the appointment of the Reverend
Lee W. Davidson, Jr. as Chaplain of the House of Repre-
sentatives.

A committee from the Senate, consisting of Senators Mor-
row of the 35th District, Tapper of the 25th District and Bron-
son of the 33rd District, appeared at the bar of the House and
announced that the Senate was organized and ready to trans-
act business.

Mr. Cobb of Volusia moved that a committee of three be
appointed to inform the Senate that the House of Repre-
sentatives was organized and ready to transact business.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Floyd of Dade,
Pittman of Santa Rosa and Mahon of Duval as a committee
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 they had performed the duty assigned them and were
thereupon discharged.

Mr. Cobb of Volusia moved that a committee of three be
appointed to wait upon His Excellency, Governor Dan Mc-
Carty, and notify him that the House was organized and
ready to transact business.

The motion was agreed to.

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borough, Morgan of Duval and Boyd of Lake as a committee
who retired from the Chamber, and after a brief absence re-
turned and reported that they had performed the duty as-
signed them, and presented the following communication from
the Governor:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
April 7, 1953
Honorable C. Farris Bryant,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
State Capitol.

Dear Mr. Speaker:

I regret that it is impossible for me to address your honor-
able body in person. I have therefore asked the Honorable
R. A. Gray, Secretary of State, to present my message to
the Legislature in joint session. Subject to your concurrence.
I suggest three o'clock this afternoon, April seventh.

Cordially and sincerely,
DAN McCARTY
Governor
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 1-A RESOLUTION PROVID-
ING FOR THE TEMPORARY RULES OF PROCEDURE, EM-
PLOYMENT, AND POLICIES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRE-
SENTATIVES.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:

1. That the rules of procedure adopted by the 1951 House
of Representatives shall be the rules of this House until the
committee on Rules and Calendar organizes, recommends
permanent rules for this House and such recommendations
be adopted.

2. That no Bills or Resolutions except those affecting or-
ganization of the House shall be introduced until standing
committees be appointed and organized and the chairmen
thereof announce, to the Speaker, that they are ready to
transact business.

3. That the Speaker appoint a Chief Clerk and a Sergeant-
at-Arms, and authorize the employment by these officers of
such assistance as the efficient performance of their duties
may require.

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 1953, which
attache so designated shall be enrolled as an employee of the
House from April 7, 1953.

5. That the Speaker appoint a chaplain.

6. That it is the sense of this House that the number of
employees be kept as low as possible consistent with the ef-
ficient performance of the clerical work of the House.

7. That the Speaker is hereby authorized to employ, in
compliance with Section 16.44, Florida Statutes, 1951, a com-
petent 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 cleri-
cal assistants in the House.

8. That the Speaker is hereby authorized to employ, jointly
with the Senate, one legal assistant to serve with the Legis-
lative Reference Bureau in the examination of the measures
introduced in the House and Senate for the purpose of de-
termining their conformity to the rules of the House and
Senate, one-half of the compensation for such legal assistant
to be paid by the House.

9. That a maximum 2250 copies of the Daily Journal and
a maximum 350 copies of the Daily Calendar be ordered printed
each day.

10. That each member of this House be allowed to mail a
maximum of twenty daily copies of the Journal.


11. That the Speaker is hereby authorized to instruct the
Committee on Legislative Expense to procure stamps for the
use of the Members in transacting official business, but not
to exceed thirty-five 3-cent stamps a day.

12. That the Committee on Legislative Expense be directed
to furnish to the Members of this House all stationery and
other necessary supplies.
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 Ser-
geant-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 pro-
vision for the accommodations of the legislative correspondents
of this session, including the employment of one press attache.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Cobb of Volusia moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 1 was
adopted.
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2-A RESOLUTION ALLOWING
EACH MEMBER F TE US OF THE USE O REPRESENTATIVES
OF FLORIDA PAYMENT FOR MILEAGE FROM THEIR
HOMES TO THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT FOR FOUR
ROUND TRIPS DURING THE 1953 REGULAR SESSION
OF THE LEGISLATURE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That each member of the Florida House of Representatives
shall receive payment for mileage from their homes to the
seat of government for four round trips during the 1953
session of the legislature as provided by section 11.13, Florida
Statutes, irrespective of the number of trips actually traveled.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Cobb of Volusia moved the adoption of the resolution.

The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 2 was
adopted.
By Messrs. Akridge of Brevard, Alexander of Liberty, An-
drews of Holmes, Andrews of Union, Atkinson of Leon, Ayres
of Marion, Ballinger of Leon, Bartholomew of Sarasota, Beden-
baugh of Columbia, Bollinger of Palm Beach, Boyd of Lake,
Bryant of Marion, Burke of Walton, Burton of Brevard, Bur-
well of Broward, Campbell of Okaloosa, Cleveland of Seminole,
Cobb of Volusia, Conner of Bradford, Cook of Flagler, Costin
of Gulf, Crews of Baker, Cross of Alachua, Crowder of Polk,
Darby of Escambia, David of Broward, Dekle of Taylor, Dowda
of Putnam, Dukes of Jackson, Duncan of Lake, Elliott of Palm
Beach, Fascell of Dade, Fee of St. Lucie, Floyd of Dade, Fuqua
of Manatee, Getzen of Sumter, Gibbons of Hillsborough,
Gleaton of Citrus, Griffin of Osceola, Griner of Dixie, Hatha-
way of Charlotte, Inman of Gadsden, Jernigan of Escambia,
Johnson of Hillsborough, Jones of Madison, Keezel of Orange,
Knight of Calhoun, Lancaster of Gilchrist, Land of Orange,
Mahon of Duval, Marshburn of Levy, Mashburn of Bay, Mc-
Alpin of Hamilton, McFarland of Gadsden, McFarlin of Jack-
son, McLaren of Pinellas, Medlock of Lafayette, Mitts of Lee,
Moody of Hillsborough, Morgan of Duval, Murray of Polk,
Okell of Dade, Papy of Monroe, Patton of Franklin, Pearce of
Highlands, Pearce of Wakulla, Peeples of Glades, Petersen of
Pinellas, Pittman of Santa Rosa, Pruitt of Jefferson, Roberts
of Suwannee, Rood of Manatee, Saunders of Clay, Shaffer of
Pinellas, Sheppal'd of Lee, Shepperd of St. Johns, Smith of
DeSoto, Smith of Indian River, Stewart of Hendry, Stimmell
of Martin, Stokes of Bay, Stratton of Nassau, Surles of Polk,



Sweeny of Volusia, Turlington of Alachua, Usina of St. Johns,
Varn of Hernando, Washburne of Sarasota, Webb of Wash-
ington, Westberry of Duval, Williams of Hardee, Williams of
Pasco, Williams of Seminole, Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee-











HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 3
A RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE DEATH OF
THE HONORABLE D. C. JONES.
WHEREAS, our late colleague, the Honorable D. C. Jones
throughout his career served the people of his state and county
with distinction and honor to himself and his fellow men in
such a fashion and at all times as to make him esteemed and
beloved by those who knew him, and
WHEREAS, from his birth in Couchatta, Louisiana, in 1889,
through a successful and public career, public service as a
practicing attorney and later as a Circuit Judge in Harlan,
Kentucky, and later as a distinguished member of the Ken-
tucky House and its Senate, and
WHEREAS, from the time that he came to the State of
Florida in 1935, D. C. Jones continued in that unselfish service
of his fellow men by serving with honor and distinction on
the City Council of the City of Naples, upon the Florida Flood
Control Commission, upon the Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission, upon the Florida State Racing Commission of
which he was Chairman, and then as an honored and respected
member of this House of Representatives during the 1951
session. But for his untimely passing he would have continued
that service in this 1953 session, and
WHEREAS, through the untimely passing of D. C. Jones,
the Councils of the Florida Legislature as well as the people
of his own Collier County of the State of Florida, have suf-
fered a grievous loss,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, in
regular session that we take notice of the passing of one of
our honored and beloved members:
IN MEMORIAL
D. C. Jones was born in Couchatta, Red River Parrish,
Louisiana, on October 16, 1889. He was educated at El Paso
Military Institute, El Paso, Texas. He received his Bachelor
of Laws Degree from Cumberland Law School in 1914. He was
married to Nellie Mae Hall of Harlan, Kentucky. He entered
upon the practice of law in Harlan, Kentucky and was elected
Judge of the Circuit Court there in 1927, in which office he
served until his election to the House of Representatives of
the Kentucky Legislature. He served in the Kentucky Legis-
lature in the sessions of 1924 and 1926, in its House of Repre-
sentatives, and in the Senate of the Kentucky Legislature in
the sessions of 1940 and 1942. He established his home in
Naples, Florida, in 1935 and served that community as a mem-
ber of its City Council. He was appointed to serve on Florida's
Flood Control Commission, and in 1950 was appointed to serve
on Florida's Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. In 1950
he was elected by the people of Collier County to serve in
the 1951 session of the House of Representatives of the Flor-
ida Legislature. Following that session he was appointed to the
Florida State Racing Commission and served with distinction
as its Chairman. In 1952, he was again elected to the Florida
House of Representatives, and but for his untimely passing on
Tuesday, April 7, 1953, he would have served in Florida's House
again.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this House set aside the
period from 12:00 noon until 12:30 P. M. on Wednesday, April
8, 1953, for the conducting of a memorial service for the late
D. C. Jones.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this Memorial
Resolution be certified by the Chief Clerk of the House of
Representatives, and immediately forwarded to the widow and
family of the late D. C. Jones.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolu-
tion be spread upon a page of the Journal of the House of
Representatives of the State of Florida and made a permanent
record of this Legislature.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Cobb of Volusia moved the adoption of the resolution.
Pending consideration thereof, the House Chaplain offered



the following prayer:



SPECIAL PRAYER IN MEMORY OF
THE HONORABLE D. C. JONES
Eternal God, who gives to us the swift and solemn trust of
life; since we know not what a day may bring forth, but only
that the hour for serving thee is always present, may we wake
to the instant claims of thy holy will, not waiting for to-
morrow, but yielding today. Consecrate with thy presence the
way our feet may go. Lift us above the sordidness of this
earth. In all things draw us to the mind of Christ.
Bless the memory of our deceased fellowman and co-worker.
In the name of Christ we pray. Amen.
The question recurred on the adoption of the resolution-
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 3 was
unanimously adopted by a rising vote.
By Mr. Bryant of Marion-
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 4-A RESOLUTION COM-
MENDING DAVIS ATKINSON FOR HIS UNTIRING AND
UNSELFISH SERVICE TO THIS HOUSE AS ITS CHAIR-
MAN OF THE LEGISLATIVE EXPENSE COMMITTEE.
WHEREAS, Davis Atkinson, a member of this House and
of the Leon County delegation thereof, was selected by the
Speaker to be Chairman of the Legislative Expense Committee
of this House of Representatives; and
WHEREAS, Davis Atkinson was charged with the responsi-
bility of overseeing and refurbishing the House Chamber and
its auxiliary rooms, and with providing much of the supplies,
equipment and services for efficiently and comfortably conduct-
ing the business of this House and its members; and
WHEREAS, Davis Atkinson has untiringly exerted every
effort to see to the accomplishment of these objectives, and
through his devoted services to this House above and beyond
that normally expected of one in his position, he has accom-
plished much of lasting benefit to this House and its members;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the 1953 House of Representatives of the State of
Florida commends Davis Atkinson for the service that he has
rendered to this House of Representatives and its members, and
extends to him its most sincere thanks for a job' well done.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Bryant moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 4
was adopted.
By Mr. Bryant of Marion-
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 5-A RESOLUTION COM-
MENDING E. B. McFARLAND FOR HIS OUTSTANDING
SERVICE AS CHAIRMAN OF THE PERSONNEL COMMIT-
TEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
WHEREAS, E. B. McFarland, a member of this House and
the Gadsden County delegation thereof, was selected by the
Speaker to be Chairman of the Committee on Personnel; and
WHEREAS, it thus became his duty to undertake the arduous
task of interviewing the hundreds of applicants for the various
positions of this House and selecting therefrom those most
qualified to perform the varied tasks to be assigned; and
WHEREAS, it is now apparent that by his untiring efforts
prior to the opening of this session he has provided this House
with sufficient trained and experienced employees and attaches
so that the business of this House and its members may be
conducted with efficiency and without undue expense to the
people of Florida;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:

That trhe 1953 House of Representatives of the State of
Florida commends E. B. McFarland for the excellent manner
in which he has discharged his obligations as that Chairman



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I



3 lMemkritam

A RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE DEATH OF
THE HONORABLE D. C. JONES

WHEREAS, our late colleague, the Honorable D. C. Jones throughout his career served the people of
his state and county with distinction and honor to himself and his fellow men in such a fashion and at
all times as to make him esteemed and beloved by those who knew him, and
WHEREAS, from his birth in Couchatta, Louisiana, in 1889, through a successful and public career
as a practicing attorney and later as a Circuit Judge in Harlan, Kentucky, and later as a distinguished mem-
ber of the Kentucky House and its Senate, and
WHEREAS, from the time that he came to the State of Florida in 1935, D. C. Jones continued in that
unselfish service of his fellow men by serving with honor and distinction on the City Council of the City
of Naples, upon the Florida Flood Control Commission, upon the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission,
upon the Florida State Racing Commission of which he was Chairman, and then as an honored and respected
member of this House of Representatives during the 1951 session. But for his untimely passing he would
have continued that service in this 1953 session, and
WHEREAS, through the untimely passing of D. C. Jones, the Councils of the Florida Legislature as well
as the people of his own Collier County of the state of Florida, have suffered a grievious loss,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, in regular session that we take notice of the passing of one of our honored and beloved
members:

IN MEMORIAL
D. C. Jones was born in Couchatta, Red River Parrish, Louisiana, on October 16, 1889. He was edu-
cated at El Paso Military Institute, El Paso, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Laws Degree from Cum-
berland Law School in 1914. He was married to Nellie Mae Hall of Harlan, Kentucky. He entered upon
the practice of law in Harlan, Kentucky and was elected Judge of the Circuit Court there in 1927, in
which office he served until his election to the House of Representatives of the Kentucky Legislature. He
served in the Kentucky Legislature in the sessions of 1924 and 1926, in its House of Representatives, and
in the Senate of the Kentucky Legislature in the sessions of 1940 and 1942. He established his home in
Naples, Florida, in 1935 and served that community as a member of its City Council. He was appointed to
serve on Florida's Flood Control Commission, and in 1950 was appointed to serve on Florida's Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commission. In 1950 he was elected by the people of Collier County to serve in the
1951 session of the House of Representatives of the Florida Legislature. Following that session he was ap-
pointed to the Florida State Racing Commission and served with distinction as its Chairman. In 1952, he
was again elected to the Florida House of Representatives, and but for his untimely passing on Tuesday,
April 7, 1953, he would have served in Florida's House again.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this House set aside the period from 12:00 noon until 12:30 P. M.
on Wednesday, April 8, 1953, for the conducting of a memorial service for the late D. C. Jones.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this Memorial Resolution be certified by the Chief Clerk
of the House of Representatives, and immediately forwarded to the widow and family of the late D. C. Jones.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon a page of the Journal of
the House of Representatives of the State of Florida and made a permanent record of this Legislature.



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of this House and hereby expresses to E. B. McFarland its
sincere appreciation for the invaluable service which he has
rendered to this House, and its members and to the people
of the State of Florida.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Cobb moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 5 was
adopted.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 6-
A HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROVIDING
THAT the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE
CONVENE IN JOINT SESSION IN THE CHAMBER OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT 3:00 O'CLOCK P. M.,
APRIL 7, 1953.
WHEREAS, His Excellency Dan McCarty, Governor of Flor-
ida, has expressed a desire that his message be communicated
to the Legislature of Florida in joint session on this day,
Tuesday, April 7, 1953, at 3:00 o'clock, P. M.;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REP-
RESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That the House of Representatives and Senate convene in
joint session in the Chamber of the House of Representatives
at 3:00 o'clock, P. M. this day, April 7, 1953, for the purpose
of receiving His Excellency's message.
Which was read the first time in full.
Mr. Cobb of Volusia moved that the rules be waived and
that House Concurrent Resolution No. 6 be read a second
time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 6 was read the second time in full.
Mr. Cobb moved the adoption of the concurrent resolution.
The motion was agreed to and House Concurrent Resolution
No. 6 was adopted and ordered immediately certified to the
Senate.
Mr. McLaren of Pinellas announced that the minority party
requested the appointment of Galveston Alexander of Wa-
kulla County as a page in the House.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 7, 1953
The Honorable Farris Bryant,
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. Cobb of Volusia-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 6-
A HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROVIDING
THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE
CONVENE IN JOINT SESSION IN THE CHAMBER OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT 3:00 O'CLOCK P. M.,
APRIL 7, 1953.
WHEREAS, His Excellency Dan McCarty, Governor of Flor-
ida, has expressed a desire that his message be communicated
to the Legislature of Florida in joint session on this day,
Tuesday, April 7, 1953, at 3:00 o'clock, P. M.;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REP-
RESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That the House of Representatives and Senate convene in



joint session in the Chamber of the House of Representatives
at 3:00 o'clock P. M. this day, April 7, 1953, for the purpose
of receiving His Excellency's message.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 6 was referred to
the Committee on Enrolling.
Mr. Cobb of Volusia moved that the House do now adjourn
to reconvene at 2:30 p. m. today.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 1:56 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 2:30 p.m.
AFTERNOON SESSION

The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:30 P.M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:



Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross
"3rowder



Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Keezel
Knight
Lancaster



Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Moody
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts
Rood



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stewart
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr
Zelmenovitz



A quorum present.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Davidson:
Gracious Father, we would ask for calmness and inner peace
during the excitement of these days. Give us clearness of
minds, strength of bodies, and satisfaction of soul.
Bless the proceedings of this afternoon that it would all
be in keeping with thy holy will. In His name, Amen.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
standing committees:
AGRICULTURE
Doyle E. Conner, Chairman; Hugh Dukes, Vice Chairman;
P. W. Bedenbaugh, J. A. Boyd, M. C. Burke, Frank Fee, E. B.
Jones, Marion B. Knight, Howell Lancaster, E. B. McFarland,
John L. McFarlin, Jr., J. R. Medlock, Sr., John S. Pittman,
Houston W. Roberts, J. R. A. Williams.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
B. E. Shaffer, Chairman; Ernest Mitts, Vice Chairman;
Wm. G. Akridge, Doyle E. Conner, Carl E. Duncan, Sam M.
Gibbons, John M. Hathaway, J. W. McAlpin, Prentice P. Pruitt,
F. Charles Usina, Nathan Zelmenovitz.
APPROPRIATIONS
James S. Moody, Chairman; Fletcher Morgan, Vice Chair-
man; Davis Atkinson, J. A. Boyd, O. L. Burton, Cecil G.
Costin, Jr., B. Elliott, Dante B. Fascell, J. J. Griffin, Jr., Henry
W. Land, J. W. McAlpin, E. B. McFarland, Ernest Mitts, Perry
E. Murray, Joe Bill Rood, Charles E. Shepperd, S. C. Smith,
Harry 0. Stratton, Ralph 0. Turlington, Volie Williams, Jr.,
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AVIATION
Gus J. Dekle, Chairman; J. C. Getzen, Jr., Vice Chairman;
Wm. G. Akridge, F. W. Bedenbaugh, A. Morley Darby, George
S. Okell, Fred C. Petersen, William A. Washburne, Jr., G. W.
Williams.
BANKS & LOANS
Carl E. Duncan, Chairman; John L. McFarlin, Jr., Vice
Chairman; Ferrin C. Campbell, Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Frank
Fee, J. J. Griffin, Jr., Henry W. Land, J. W. McAlpin, Elbert
L. Stewart, James H. Sweeny, Jr., Ralph O. Turlington.
CENSUS & APPORTIONMENT
John L. McFarlin, Jr., Chairman; John S. Burwell, Vice
Chairman; G. Fred Andrews, Henry S. Bartholomew, M. C.
Burke, O. L. Burton, Houston W. Roberts, S. D. Saunders,
B. E. Shaffer, J. Ed Stokes, Jacob V. Varn.
CITRUS FRUIT
S. C. Smith, Chairman; Carl E. Duncan, Vice Chairman;
O. L. Burton, Thos. B. Dowda, Frank Fee, Henry W. Land,
James S. Moody, Perry E. Murray, Edna Pearce, Sherman N.
Smith, G. W. Williams, J. R. A. Williams, James Sweeny.
CLAIMS & STATE PENSIONS
Ralph O. Turlington, Chairman; Tom J. Johnson, Jr., Vice
Chairman; J. S. Alexander, J. Edward Andrews, G. Fred
Andrews, Henry S. Bartholomew, John J. Crews, Jr., Hugh
Dukes, W. M. Inman, Webb C. Jernigan, Fletcher Morgan,
Walter O. Sheppard, Kenneth S. Stimmell.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Robert L. Floyd, Chairman; Volie Williams, Jr., Vice Chair-
man; Willard Ayres, Ferrin C. Campbell, Thomas T. Cobb,
John J. Crews, Jr., Thomas E. David, Frank Marshburn, Perry
E. Murray, Prentice P. Pruitt.
COUNTY GOVERNMENT
J. Ben Fuqua, Chairman; J. Ed Stokes, Vice Chairman;
Wm. G. Akridge, J. Edward Andrews, Davis Atkinson, Cecil
G. Costin, Jr., John M. Hathaway, Marion B. Knight, J. R.
Medlock, Sr., Elbert L. Stewart, William A. Washburne, Jr.
DRAINAGE & WATER CONSERVATION
B. Elliott, Chairman; Elbert L. Stewart, Vice Chairman;
Willard Ayres, Kenneth Ballinger, John S. Burwell, George S.
Okell, Edna Pearce, J. H. Peeples, Jr., Fred C. Petersen,
Houston W. Roberts, J. Ed Stokes, Nathan Zelmenovitz.
EDUCATION HIGHER LEARNING
J. A. Boyd, Chairman; O. L. Burton, Vice Chairman;
Kenneth Ballinger, John E. Bollinger, John S. Burwell, Mack
N. Cleveland, Jr., John S. Pittman, Houston W. Roberts, Walter
O. Sheppard, Charles E. Shepperd, Sherman N. Smith, Jr.,
J. Ed Stokes, Ralph O. Turlington, G. W. Williams.
EDUCATION PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Roy Surles, Chairman; Thomas E. David, Vice Chairman;
J. S. Alexander, Willard Ayres, M. C. Burke, Tom J. Johnson,
Jr., Marion B. Knight, D. D. Mashburn, Donald C. McLaren,
J. R. Medlock, Sr., S. D. Saunders, Kenneth S. Stimmell, Harry
O. Stratton, Jacob V. Varn, G. W. Williams.
ELECTIONS
Volie Williams, Jr., Chairman; Charles E. Shepperd, Vice
Chairman; Ferrin C. Campbell, Joe N. Crowder, B. Elliott,
Dante B. Fascell, James E. Keezel, Wm. Lacy Mahon, Jr.,
D. D. Mashburn, J. R. Medlock, Sr., Moody Pearce, Fred C.
Petersen, S. C. Smith.
ENGROSSING
Perry E. Murray, Chairman; Ferrin C. Campbell, Vice Chair-
man; Thomas T. Cobb, B. Elliott, J. J. Griffin, Jr., B. E. Shaffer,
Ralph O. Turlington, Jacob V. Varn.
ENROLLING
Charles E. Shepperd, Chairman; Donald C. McLaren, Vice
Chairman; M. C. Burke, Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Frank Fee,
Kenneth S. Stimmell, J. R. A. Williams.
EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS
J. C. Getzen, Jr., Chairman; Gus J. Dekle, Vice Chairman;
J. Edward Andrews, F. W. Bedenbaugh, O. L. Burton, K. Griner,



Webb C. Jernigan, Howell Lancaster, Fred C. Petersen, J. Ed
Stokes, William A. Washburne.



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FINANCE & TAXATION
Thomas E. David, Chairman; F. Charles Usina, Vice Chair-
man: Willard Ayres, Kenneth Ballinger, John E. Bollinger,
Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Thomas T. Cobb, Doyle E. Conner,
John J. Crews, Jr., Frank Fee, Robert L. Floyd, Sam M.
Gibbons, W. M. Inman, Tom J. Johnson, Jr., Wm. Lacy Mahon,
Jr., D. D. Mashburn, Bryant Patton, Prentice P. Pruitt, Elbert
L. Stewart, Roy Surles, J. R. A. Williams.
FORESTRY
S. D. Saunders, Chairman; Webb C. Jernigan, Vice Chair-
man; Gus J. Dekle, K. Griner, E. B. Jones, Frank Marshburn,
D. D. Mashburn, Moody Pearce, Houston W. Roberts, Harry O.
Stratton, Harry W. Westberry.
GAME & FRESH WATER FISH
J. A. Boyd, Vice Chairman; J. S. Alexander, Joe N. Crowder,
Thos. B. Dowda, Hugh Dukes, Harry H. Gleaton, K. Griner,
John M. Hathaway, Marion B. Knight, Henry W. Land, Frank
Marshburn, Moody Pearce, J. H. Peeples, Jr., John S. Pittman,
Houston W. Roberts, Kenneth S. Stimmell, Harry W. West-
berry, G. W. Williams.
GOVERNMENTAL REORGANIZATION
Perry E. Murray, Chairman; Robert L. Floyd, Vice Chair-
man; J. S. Alexander, Kenneth Ballinger, John E. Bollinger,
Thomas T. Cobb, H. T. Cook, John J. Crews, Jr., J. Emory
Cross, A. Morley Darby, Carl E. Duncan, Sam M. Gibbons,
Wm. Lacy Mahon, Jr., Fletcher Morgan, Edna Pearce, Prentice
P. Pruitt, Joe Bill Rood. Charles E. Shepperd, Sherman N.
Smith, Jr., Kenneth S. Stimmell.
HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
F. Charles Usina, Chairman; J. Ben Fuqua, Vice Chairman;
H. T. Cook, Carl E. Duncan, James E. Keezel, J. W. McAlpin,
Fletcher Morgan, George S. Okell, Walter O. Sheppard, Sher-
man N. Smith, Jr., Nathan Zelmenovitz.
INSURANCE
H. T. Cook, Chairman; Thomas T. Cobb, Vice Chairman;
J. Edward Andrews, Gus J. Dekle, Harry H. Gleaton, K. Griner,
D. D. Mashburn, Donald C. McLaren, Bryant Patton, Walter
0. Sheppard, S. C. Smith.
INTERSTATE COMMERCE & RECIPROCAL TRADE
K. Griner, Chairman; Bernie C. Papy, Vice Chairman; Henry
S. Bartholomew, J. C. Getzen, Jr., Webb C. Jernigan, E. B.
Jones,, J. Ed Stokes, Jeff Webb.
JUDICIARY CIVIL
Willard Ayres, Chairman; James II. Sweeny, Jr.. Vice Chair-
man; H. T. Cook, J. Emory Cross, Frank Fee, Robert L. Floyd,
Wm. Lacy Mahon, Jr., Walter O. Sheppard, Sherman N. Smith,
Jr., Roy Surles.
JUDICIARY CRIMINAL
Thos. B. Dowda, Chairman; George S. Okell, Vice Chairman;
Ferrin C. Campbell, Cecil G. Costin, Jr., A. Morley Darby,
J. C. Getzen, Jr., Marion B. Knight, James S. Moody, Prentice
P. Pruitt, Volie Williams, Jr.,
JUDICIARY FIDUCIARY
John E. Bollinger, Chairman; Wm. G. Akridge, Vice Chair-
man; Kenneth Ballinger, Carl E. Duncan, J. Ben Fuqua, Sam
M. Gibbons, John M. Hathaway.
JUDICIARY GENERAL
Tom J. Johnson, Jr., Chairman; Dante B. Fascell, Vice Chair-
man; Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Thomas T. Cobb, John J. Crews,
Jr., Thomas E. David, Perry E. Murray.
LABOR
James H. Sweeny, Jr., Chairman; Ralph O. Turlington,
Vice Chairman; Henry S. Bartholomew, Thos. B. Dowda, Henry
W. Land, Frank Marshburn, D. D. Mashburn, B. E. Shaffer,
Jeff Webb, Harry W. Westberry.
LEGISLATIVE EXPENSE
Davis Atkinson, Chairman; G. Fred Andrews, Vice Chairman;
J. S. Alexander, Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Thomas E. David,



Carl E. Duncan, Ernest Mitts, Bryant Patton, Joe Bill Rood,
B. E. Shaffer, Roy Surles.
LIVESTOCK
J. W. McAlpin, Chairman; J. H. Peeples, Jr., Vice Chairman;














Davis Atkinson, F. W. Bedenbaugh, J. Emory Cross, Hugh
Dukes, J. J. Griffin, Jr., John M. Hathaway, W. M. Inman,
E. B. Jones, Howell Lancaster, J. R. Medlock, Sr., Edna Pearce,
S. D. Saunders, Jeff Webb, G. W. Williams, Nathan Zelmenovitz.
MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS
Bryant Patton, Chairman; A. Morley Darby, Vice Chairman;
Kenneth Ballinger, J. A. Boyd, Ferrin C. Campbell, Cecil G.
Costin, Jr., Joe N. Crowder, Henry W. Land, Bernie C. Papy,
S. C. Smith, Jacob V. Varn, William A. Washburne, Jr.
MOTOR VEHICLES & CARRIERS
W. M. Inman, Chairman; B. Elliott, Vice Chairman; J. Ed-
ward Andrews, M. C. Burke, John J. Crews, Jr., James E.
Keezel, Wm. Lacy Mahon, Jr., Frank Marshburn, John L.
McFarlin, Jr., Ernest Mitts, S. D. Saunders.
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT
George S. Okell, Chairman; John E. Bollinger, Vice Chair-
man; John S. Burwell, Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Joe N. Crowder,
Thos. B. Dowda, Frank Fee, Robert L. Floyd, Sam M. Gibbons,
Tom J. Johnson, Jr., James E. Keezel, Fletcher Morgan, Sher-
man N. Smith, Jr.,
OIL, PHOSPHATE & MINERALS
A. Morley Darby, Chairman; G. W. Williams, Vice Chairman;
M. C. Burke, Joe N. Crowder, Sam M. Gibbons, Harry H.
Gleaton, Howell Lancaster, John S. Pittman, Jacob V. Varn.
PERSONNEL
E. B. McFarland, Chairman; J. W. McAlpin, Vice Chairman;
Joe N. Crowder, Dante B. Fascell, Henry W. Land, James S.
Moody, William A. Washburne, Jr., Joe Bill Rood.
PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS
Dante B. Fascell, Chairman; Thomas E. David, Wm. Lacy
Mahon, Jr., E. B. McFarland, John L. McFarlin, Jr., Ernest
Mitts, James S. Moody, John S. Pittman, Joe Bill Rood,
F. Charles Usina, Volie Williams, Jr.
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY
Edna Pearce, Chairman; F. W. Bedenbaugh, Vice Chairman;
Kenneth Ballinger, Henry S. Bartholomew, Doyle E. Conner,
J. Ben Fuqua, J. C. Getzen, Jr., Webb C. Jernigan, E. B. Jones,
J. W. McAlpin, Bernie C. Papy, Fred C. Petersen, James H.
Sweeny, Jr.
PUBLIC LAND
Elbert L. Stewart, Chairman; Roy Surles, Vice Chairman;
G. Fred Andrews, M. C. Burke, J. Emory Cross, Joe N. Crowder,
Donald C. McLaren, Moody Pearce, Fred C. Petersen, Jeff Webb,
Nathan Zelmenovitz.

PUBLIC PRINTING
Howell Lancaster, Chairman; Thos. B. Dowda, Vice Chair-
man; J. S. Alexander, G. Fred Andrews, Mack N. Cleveland, Jr.,
J. Ben Fuqua, John L. McFarlin, Jr., Moody Pearce, Charles
E. Shepperd, Harry O. Stratton.

PUBLIC ROADS & HIGHWAYS
Joe Bill Rood, Chairman; Bryant Patton, Vice Chairman;
J. Edward Andrews, J. A. Boyd, Gus J. Dekle, J. J. Griffin, Jr.,
Wm. Lacy Mahon, Jr., Frank Marshburn, John L. McFarlin, Jr.,
Bernie C. Papy, Edna Pearce, J. H. Peeples, Jr., John S. Pitt-
man, Kenneth S. Stimmell, F. Charles Usina, Jeff Webb.

PUBLIC UTILITIES
John M. Hathaway, Chairman; K. Griner, Vice Chairman;
P. W. Bedenbaugh, O. L. Burton, H. T. Cook, Mack N. Cleve-
land, Jr., J. Emory Cross, Dante B. Fascell, E. B. McFarland,
J. Ed Stokes, Harry O. Stratton, James H. Sweeny, Jr.
PUBLIC WELFARE
Fletcher Morgan, Chairman; Willard Ayres, Vice Chairman;
G. Fred Andrews, Doyle E. Conner, B. Elliott, James E. Keezel,
Marion B. Knight, Donald C. McLaren, George S. Okell,
Prentice P. Pruitt, William A. Washburne, Jr., Harry W. West-
berry, J. R. A. Williams.
RESOLUTIONS
Bernie C. Papy, Chairman; Doyle E. Conner, Vice Chairman:
H. T. Cook, John J. Crews, Jr., Sam M. Gibbons, James E.
Keezel, Marion B. Knight, J. H. Peeples, Jr., Elbert L. Stewart,



Harry W. Westberry.



RULES & CALENDAR
Thomas T. Cobb, Chairman; Joe Bill Rood, Vice Chairman;
Davis Atkinson, Willard Ayres, John E. Bollinger, J. A. Boyd,
Doyle E. Conner, Thomas E. David, B. Elliott, Dante B. Fascell,
Robert L. Floyd, J. Ben Fuqua, Tom. J. Johnson, Jr., E. B.
McFarland, James S. Moody, Fletcher Morgan, Perry E. Mur-
ray, Charles E. Shepperd, Roy Surles, FP. Charles Usina, Volie
Williams, Jr.
SALT WATER FISHERIES
Ernest Mitts, Chairman; John M. Hathaway, Vice Chairman;
Wm. G. Akridge, Harry H. Gleaton, Donald C. McLaren, Bernie
C. Papy, Bryant Patton, Moody Pearce, Kenneth S. Stimmell,
Harry O. Stratton, F. Charles Usina.
SOCIAL SECURITY
Hugh Dukes, Chairman; Davis Atkinson, Vice Chairman;
John E. Bollinger, W. M. Inman, Donald C. McLaren, Ernest
Mitts, Bernie C. Papy, Bryant Patton, J. H. Peeples, Jr., Harry
O. Stratton.
STATE INSTITUTIONS
John S. Burwell, Chairman; W. M. Inman, Vice Chairman;
J. S. Alexander, Henry S. Bartholomew, J. Emory Cross, Gus J.
Dekle, J. C. Getzen, Jr., Harry H. Gleaton, E. B. Jones, Prentice
P. Pruitt, S. D. Saunders, S. C. Smith, Jacob V. Varn, J. R. A.
Williams, Nathan Zelmenovitz,

STATE MARKETING
Jeff Webb, Chairman; James S. Moody, Vice Chairman;
J. Edward Andrews, Hugh Dukes, J. J. Griffin, Jr., W. M.
Inman, Frank Marshburn, J. R. Medlock, Sr., Moody Pearce,
John S. Pittman, Houston W. Roberts, B. E. Shaffer, J. R. A.
Williams.
STATE PRISONS & CONVICTS
J. H. Peeples, Jr., Chairman; S. C. Smith, Vice Chairman;
Wm. G. Akridge, G. Fred Andrews, John S. Burwell, Hugh
Dukes, Harry H. Gleaton, Webb C. Jernigan, D. D. Mashburn,
E. B. McFarland, B. E. Shaffer, Walter O. Sheppard, Jacob
V. Varn.
STATE PUBLICITY
O. L. Burton, Chairman; Howell Lancaster, Vice Chairman:
J. Emory Cross, A. Morley Darby, Robert L. Floyd, Harry H.
Gleaton, K. Giner, William A. Washburne, Jr., Harry W.
Westberry, G. W. Williams.
STATUTORY REVISION
Ferrin C. Campbell, Chairman; H. T. Cook, Vice Chairman;
Cecil G. Costin, Jr., J. Ben Fuqua, George S. Okell, Walter
O. Sheppard, Sherman N. Smith, Jr., Roy Surles, James H.
Sweeny, Jr., Volie Williams, Jr.
WOMEN'S RIGHTS
Webb C. Jernigan, Chairman; Edna Pearce, Vice Chairman;
Henry S. Bartholomew, F. W. Bedenbaugh, John S. Burwell,
Gus J. Dekle, J. C. Getzen, Jr., E. B. Jones, Howell Lancaster,
Fred C. Petersen, Jeff Webb.
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Wm. G. Akridge, Chairman; S. D. Saunders, Vice Chairman;
Davis Atkinson, A. Morley Darby, Thos. B. Dowda, J. J. Griffin,
Jr., Tom J. Johnson, Jr., James E. Keezel, J. R. Medlock, Sr.,
Ralph O. Turlington, Harry W. Westberry.
The hour of 3:00 P.M. having arrived, the Members of the
Senate appeared at the bar of the House and were awarded
seats. Thereupon, the Honorable Charley E. Johns, President
of the Senate, took the Chair.
The roll of the House was called and the following members
answered to their names:



Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd



Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross
Crowder



Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen



Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Keezel
Knight
Lancaster



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Land Murray Saunders Turlington
Mahon Okell Shaffer Usina
Marshburn Papy Sheppard, W.O. Varn
Mashburn Patton Shepperd, C.E. Washburne
McAlpin Pearce, Edna Smith, S. C. Webb
McFarland Pearce, Moody Smith, S.N.,Jr. Westberry
McFarlin Peeples Stewart Williams, G.W.
McLaren Petersen Stimmell Williams,J.R.A.
Medlock Pittman Stokes Williams,V.A.Jr,
Mitts Pruitt Stratton Zelmenovitz
Moody Roberts Surles
Morgan Rood Sweeny
A quorum of the House of Representatives present.
The roll of the members of the Senate was called and the
following members answered to their names:



Mr. President
Baker
Beall
Black
Boyle
Branch
Bronson
Carlton
Clarke
Collins



Connor
Crary
Davis
Dayton
Douglas
Floyd
Franklin
Fraser
Gautier
Gautier



Hodges
Houghton
Johnson
King
Leaird
Lewis
Lindler
McArthur
Melvin
Morrow



Pearce
Pope
Ripley
Rodgers
Rogells
Shands
Sturgis
Tapper



A quorum of the Senate present.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Davidson:
God of our Fathers, with thy almighty hand thou hast led
us in the past. Continue, we pray, to bless this our native land.
Bless the President of these United States of America, and
all those who share in the great responsibility of guiding the
destiny of our nation. Even now, Father, we ask for thy pres-
ence about the tables where the peace negotiations are being
conducted. 0 God, grant that needless strife and sacrifice shall
cease, and that peace shall reign in the hearts of men, and
over the face of the earth.
Bless this important gathering. Especially would we ask for
thy blessings upon the Governor of our beloved state. Grant
him rapid recovery of his health. Bless the Speakers and pre-
siding officers of these two most important bodies.
May all of our activities be in keeping with thy holy will.
In the Master's Name we pray. Amen.
The Speaker in the Chair.
Honorable Richard H. Simpson and Honorable Perry E.
Murray were called to the rostrum where the Speaker pre-
sented to them plaques from the St. Petersburg Times in
recognition of their outstanding service to the State of Florida
as members of the House of Representatives of the 1951 Legis-
lature selected by Legislative correspondents and newspaper
editors.
The President of the Senate in the Chair.
Senator Baynard, former member of the Senate from the
llth Senatorial District, was called to the rostrum where the
President of the Senate presented to him a plaque in recog-
nition of his outstanding service to the State of Florida as
"the most valuable member of the Senate" of the 1951 Legis-
lature selected by Legislative correspondents and newspaper
editors in a poll conducted by the St. Petersburg Times.
Senator Sturgis of the 20th District moved that a committee
of five members of the joint session, to be composed of two
members of the Senate and three members of the House of
Representatives, be appointed to notify His Excellency, Gov-
ernor Dan McCarty, that the joint session of the Senate and
House of Representatives was assembled and ready to receive
his message.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the President of the Senate appointed Senators
Sturgis and Carlton on the part of the Senate and Messrs.
Moody, Boyd and Morgan on the part of the House, who re-
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Senator Crary of the 12th District moved that a committee
of five members of the joint session, to be composed of two
members of the Senate and three members of the House of
Representatives, be appointed to escort Mrs. Dan McCarty and
son, Danny, to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the President of the Senate appointed Senators
Crary and Morrow on the part of the Senate and Messrs.
Ayres, Land and Fee on the part of the House, who escorted
Mrs. McCarty and Danny to the rostrum where they were
presented to the joint session of the Senate and House of
Representatives.
The committee appointed to wait upon His Excellency, Gov-
ernor Dan McCarty, reappeared at the bar of the joint session
escorting the Honorable R. A. Gray, Secretary of State, and
other members of the Cabinet.
After being presented by President Johns, Secretary of State
Gray delivered the Governor's Message as follows:
Mr. President Johns, Mr. Speaker Bryant, distinguished
members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Florida Legislature:
Events of the past several weeks have proved beyond ques-
tion that I am one Governor who really has-a-heart. I am
happy to say that my heart now appears to be rapidly ap-
proaching normalcy. It is with pleasure that I look forward
to being with you during the weeks to come.
Article IV, Section 9 of the Constitution of Florida charges
the Governor with the duty to "communicate by message to
the Legislature at each regular session information concerning
the condition of the State, and recommend such measures as
he may deem expedient."
This duty becomes a cherished privilege at a time such as
this when we are jointly presented with a magnificent oppor-
tunity to make a lasting contribution to the welfare of our
State and the happiness of our people.
The 1953 Session of the Legislature finds the State in a
condition of undiminished growth and expansion. I am sure
that each of you was thrilled, as was I, to read the other day
the release of the U. S. Census Bureau showing Florida's cur-
rent population gain far exceeding any other state of our
region and exceeded only by two other states of the Union.
Great as has been our growth, however, I am confident that
the future promises acceleration rather than a slow down.
Rapid growth, however, is accompanied by serious problems,
and how these problems are met may well control the extent
of the growth. Political, social and cultural forms are hard
pressed to keep pace with economic change. Rapid growth
such as ours throws out a clear-cut challenge to democratic
government to provide systems, services and facilities which
will keep pace; and to foster standards of public conduct
which will inspire and encourage.
STATE FINANCES
The current financial condition of the State is good. The
cash balance in the General Revenue Fund today is such that
current bills are being paid promptly, discounts are being
earned where allowable, and payrolls are met without delay.
It should be pointed out that the cash balance was built up
by unexpectedly high revenues from general taxes occasioned
by our growth and the continued inflationary trends. I antici-
pate that these trends will continue into the next biennium and
state revenues will continue to grow, although there may be
some slackening in the inflationary pressures during the second
year of the biennium.
I feel, however, that to maintain this sound financialposition
only such funds as are necessary to efficiently and economi-
cally administer the state's operations should be appropriated,
along with some necessary expansion in the building and im-
provements program. Too often the tendency in government is
to utilize any and all surpluses as a means to finance new
services or enlarge existing agencies. I urge you to view with
caution any proposals by pressure groups which will bring
about an excess of appropriations over and above the total



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I find that at certain recent periods in our state fiscal year,
the cash balance in the General Revenue Fund has shrunk to
a low of $1,250,000 extending over a two months period and
again it dropped to approximately $2,000,000 extending over a
month and a half. During these periods, it was necessary to
curtail the payment of all bills for purchases in order to squeeze
enough cash to meet current payrolls and travel reimburse-
ments. Such a situation is embarrassing to the state and has
the tendency to seriously impair the credit of the state. Ac-
cumulated unpaid bills amounted to several million dollars, and
the state lost several thousand dollars in discounts which
could have been earned.
As a business man, I am acutely aware of the great need
for sound practices in state government. Certainly we should
not appropriate our last dollar. We should have in the treasury
a cash reserve available to weather the rainy days, to meet
our just obligations when due, and to provide for any possible
emergencies which may arise. This is sound business policy. I
recommend that $25,000,000 of anticipated revenue be unap-
propriated and retained in the General Revenue Fund in order
to keep this critical fund in sound condition. This will con-
stitute a reserve of only approximately 7% of anticipated
revenues which I believe is the minimum prudent business
will allow.
If such a reserve is retained, the remaining 93% of esti-
mated general revenue funds should be sufficient to provide
for the state government on an adequate and progressive
basis. With a single exception which I have consistently advo-
cated, I do not believe that any additional taxes should be
levied during the next biennium. This single exception is an
increase in the taxes on dog race tracks. These businesses are
not now paying a fair share of the cost of government.
In support of this statement, I cite the fact that the three
big horse tracks pay the state 8 cents of the 15 cents of each
dollar of mutuel play, plus all of the breaks, while the dog
tracks now pay the state only 5 cents of the 17 cents total
taken from their mutuel play, plus one-half of the breaks.
In other words, horse tracks receive 7 cents of each dollar
and no "breaks", while dog tracks receive 12 cents of each
dollar plus /2 of the "breaks". Figures submitted by the tracks
themselves to the Racing Commission last year show that
these dog tracks before Federal taxes on income, and after the
payment of salaries and other operating expenses, had net
profits as follows: Two dog tracks each had net profits in
excess of $800,000, three of them each had net profits exceed-
ing $500,000, and four of them each had net profits exceeding
$200,000; the other four each had net profits below $150,000.
I recommend that a Bill be passed for a graduated tax scale
that will increase the state's "take" and provide that the state
retain all of the "breaks". Such additional income to be ear-
marked for Building Construction and Operation of Mental
Institutions badly needed in our state.
I call to your attention the fact that these tracks operate
under an exclusive franchise from the state. They receive its
sanction and protection. They should be willing to carry a
fairer share of the cost of government. Based on the facts, I
believe that an increase of the tax on the dog tracks is fair;
I believe that it is right; and based upon my recent campaign
for Governor I certainly think it is the overwhelming will of
the people. Should the dog tracks continue to successfully
resist an equitable adjustment of the tax which is so clearly
the desire of the people, I would then recommend the abolition
of dog racing entirely. If they can continuously thwart the will
of the people then their power is too great for the good of
this state.
ECONOMY AND EFFICIENCY
The first months of this administration have demonstrated
a further reform for more constructive use of state funds.
Much can be accomplished in the field of economy and in-
creased efficiency. Tangible evidence of this is the fact that
during the first months of this administration adjustments
were put into effect in departments under the Governor which
will save more than a million dollars in actual cash operations
during the year.

Every effort will be made in Departments under the Execu-
tive to provide better service at lower cost. This objective,



however, is not an easy one to attain, and its success will de-



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There are many other duties also. Perhaps one of the most
important of these is to help bridge the gap between outgoing
and incoming public officials, so as to provide continuity of



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pend in large measure on the cooperation of the legislature
and the vigilance of the people.
EXEMPTION OF FARM MACHINES AND
COMMERCIAL BOATS
Further, in the field of taxation, it is my feeling that the
Legislature should enact legislation on a trial basis to exempt
from certain of the gasoline taxes fuel used in such farm
equipment as is exclusively used on the farms, and that used
in boats used exclusively for commercial fishing.
SALARY INCREASES
I recommend increased salaries to the amount of $12,000 per
year for members of the Cabinet. I further advocate estab-
lishing at $10,000 per year the salaries of the Chairman of the
State Road Department, Chairman of the Industrial Commis-
sion, Beverage Director, Motor Vehicle Commissioner, Super-
visor of Conservation and Hotel Commissioner. These increases
I feel are just and well deserved, and I hope they will have
your approval.
Since I became Governor I have realized more each day the
great need of substantial and far reaching reform in the
field of state employment. The system we have now, if it can
be called a system, has grown up like Topsy over the years.
It is a weird combination of spoils system politics, poor busi-
ness practices, and sound government. The results, as should
be expected, are incongruous and baffling. Some of the ob-
jectives we should seek include a system under which all state
employees who are doing non-policy-making essential work,
and doing it well, will have security in their jobs. At the same
time the state should not be handicapped in relieving slothful,
inefficient, or unnecessary employees. We should have a system*
of duty and salary classifications providing fairness between
employees of the several departments of government and op-
portunities for promotion and salary raises based upon work
performance. Consideration should be given to the develop-
ment of a single retirement program covering all state officials
and employees to supersede the various plans now in effect,
and to the compulsory retirement of officials and employees at
a reasonable age to free the lines of promotion. Uniform prac-
tices in the several departments as to vacations, sick leave, and
overtime pay are necessary to sound business management.
Public business is our most important business and I am de-
termined that public service shall be elevated to a high po-
sition of respect and trust.
The proper development of a program of this kind will re-
quire much study and research. I have had neither the time
nor the facilities to be prepared now to recommend the enact-
ment of specific laws to effect such a program.
We of the Budget Commission have, however, given con-
siderable thought to some of these particular problems and
are prepared to proceed with a comprehensive study and re-
search program in this field. I recommend that you provide
by law direct authority for the Budget Commission to so pro-
ceed and that you appropriate such funds as will be required
to do this job. To the fullest extent possible the recommenda-
tions from this study should be put in effect as made, but to
the extent such will require additional Legislative action, then
the Budget Commission should be required to make specific
recommendations to the 1955 regular session of your honorable
body.
STATE AUDITING
I want especially to call your attention to the need of ex-
panded auditing services in our state.
The State Auditing Department is required by law to "cor-
rectly audit, once each year, all state and county officers,
state institutions and state boards and departments". This
means that the department is required to audit more than
500 county officials and boards, not including justices of the
peace and constables, and over 100 state agencies each year.
To this should be added the numerous proprietary agencies
being operated under the jurisdiction of boards of county of-
ficials, such as, hospitals, airports, recreational facilities, and
many municipal services for citizens living outside the city
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governmentall experience and to cut down the lost time, lost
notion, and lost money involved in a rotating governmental
personnel Every four years newly elected officials come into
;he administration of public office. These officials, in nearly
Very case, have no previous knowledge of the powers and
duties of the office to which they are elected. The Auditing
Department attempts to bridge the gap between the outgoing
ind incoming public official by sending in an auditor to
;heck out the outgoing official and to brief the incoming of-
'icial in the most important activities of his office.
These services have not been satisfactorily performed due
;o insufficient appropriations to support the employment of
mn adequate staff to do the job.
This is being penny-wise and pound-foolish. I know of no
nore important business practice in government than sure
tnd sufficient auditing-and I urge your support and approval
>f additional funds for this purpose.
To you members of the Appropriations Committees who have
diligently worked with the Budget Commission throughout the
budgett hearings, I express my thanks and commendation. Your
aithful attention to this extraordinary duty is a measure of
rood public service.
CONSOLIDATION OF CONSERVATION AGENCIES
The protection of the natural resources of Florida is a
natter of vital importance to everyone. At the present time,
,here are too many separate, unrelated, uncoordinated agen-
:ies dealing with conservation problems. I recommend a pro-
,ram which will seek to consolidate conservation activities. I
avor legislation initiating such a program at this session.
LIVESTOCK SANITARY BOARD
The livestockindustry iss one of Florida's greatest. It is my
)pinion that there has been considerable abuse under the
)resent statutes regulating this industry. I had hoped to try
ny hand at remedying the situation by a reorganization of
he Livestock Sanitary Board but I have not yet been afforded
,his opportunity. As the session progresses, I invite you to join
ne in an effort to find a satisfactory answer to this problem.
:f legislation is thoughtnecessary, it will receive my full
support.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Organized labor is entitled to full and fair consideration at
dl times. Problems and activities in the labor field have
reachedd such a magnitude that I am justified in seeking a
departmentt of Labor with Cabinet rank. I commend for your
seonsideation a constitutional amendment creating a Depart-
nent of Labor of Cabinet rank to be voted upon by the people
tt the next General Election.
HIGHWAY SAFETY
One of my greatest interests has always been the promotion
)f safety on our public highways. The loss of life and property
iue to the carelessness of motor vehicle drivers and pedestrians
ias been appalling. I want especially to note that good work
ias been done in this field in recent years by our citizens
safetyy councils throughout the state. Furthermore, I am con-
'ident that through programs of aroused citizen interest sub-
;tantial progress can be made in the future. I realize too that
thesee programs should be supported with public funds to
financee essential professional and clerical work. I disapprove
;he creation of any new state agency for this purpose. I further
disapprove the system now in effect of subsidization by lend-
ease arrangements with other governmental departments. I
recommend that for the next biennium a reasonable appro-
)riation be mad e existing Department of Public Safety
;o cover the essential cost of carrying forward our citizens
;afety council program.
FLORIDA IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION
The 1941 session of the Legislature, in its wisdom, created
,he Florida Improvement Commission as a state agency legally
qualified to handle certain federal grants-in-aid-primarily for
public works; emergency situations; and as a state planning
agency. It was never intended to be a means of circumventing
;he constitutional provision forbidding bonded indebtedness.
let I feel that in some instances the Florida Improvement
commissionn has been used to circumvent this constitutional



prohibition I intend to limit its scope of activity to the
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NURSING HOME
In order that the state might help in preventing catastrophes
such as the recent fire in a nursing home at Largo, I recom-
mend the passage of a Bill to place the supervision of these
homes under the State Board of Health, and the State Hotel
Commission.
MILK COMMISSION
There is widespread dissatisfaction with the operation of the
Florida Milk Commission. This agency should be altered so as
to add more consumer representation; or a new law written,
which will more satisfactorily safeguard the public interest.
SUCCESSION TO OFFICE OF GOVERNOR
While I am grateful that my illness has not prevented my
attending to necessary matters of state, and I am pleased by
my satisfactory convalescence, nevertheless, the circumstances
of my illness point to a need for clarification of the succession
to the office of Governor. I favor the adoption of a constitu-
tional amendment calling for succession by the Secretary of
State as Acting Governor in the event of death or resignation
of the Governor, such official to perform the duties of Gover-
nor until the people can select another in the next ensuing
election. It seems proper to provide that a constitutional offi-
cer duly elected by all the people of the state should succeed
to the office of Governor. Furthermore, as an active member
of the Executive Cabinet this official is fully familiar with
the business of the office.
LAW ENFORCEMENT
The constitution of the State of Florida charges the Governor
with the ultimate responsibility for the proper enforcement of
the laws of the state. I am firmly convinced that perhaps the
chief reason why I was elected Governor of Florida is that over
a period of years, and throughout two campaigns, I have estab-
lished an active record in opposition to gambling and corrup-
tion. As a result of my position and the expression of the
people at the polls, I am more than ever convinced that the
people have spoken and that there must be no extension of
legalized gambling. We must also insist upon the strictest en-
forcement of the existing anti-gambling laws.
In striving for effective law enforcement, I have sought to,
coordinate and obtain cooperative action between the agents
of the Beverage Department, the Racing Commission, the
Department of Conservation, Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission, Florida Highway Patrol, the office of the At-
torney General and local law enforcement officers at every
level. I am gratified at the early results of such coordination
and believe that a continued approach to law enforcement on
this basis will result in the maintenance of honesty at all
levels of government. Every effort must be made to establish
respect and confidence in government on the part of the
people.
I recommend to the mem s of the e ers t Legislature that you
appropriate adequate budgets for those departments concerned
with law enforcement, in order that they may do their job
more effectively.
TEACHERS' SALARIES
In general, the State of Florida is discharging its obligation
to the public school system satisfactorily. The state is making
a commendable effort in the fields of salaries, current expense,
transportation and capital outlay under our Minimum Founda-
tion Program. Because of increased living costs, however, I
strongly urge that the legislature increase state participation
so that our teachers may receive from the state a $300.00 salary
increase.
In this connection, I also urge that each individual county
in the state carefully reevaluate its own contribution to its own
public schools and where such contributions are too low, they
should be brought in line. There exists keen competition for
school teachers within the state as the result of erratic local
school efforts. Equalized tax assessments among the various
counties will greatly aid the solution of this problem.
I believe that the parents of Florida children are willing to
accept such a reevaluation. I have never talked to the parent



of a school child who was unwilling to contribute something
to his children's education.
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are making notable contributions to almost every aspect o
state life. We must make available to the universities adequate
funds and facilities to carry on their programs. Further, I
strongly favor the maintenance of separate identities for the
universities under the overall supervision of our State Board
of Control.
The Florida A. & M. College is providing a great educational
service for the negro people of our state and area. This insti-
tution richly deserves to be classified as a university, and I
recommend that the Legislature change its name to the Flor-
ida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
CUSTODIAL INSTITUTIONS
As a matter of meeting the needs of a growing state, I
strongly urge that adequate appropriations be made for our
custodial institutions, particularly those dealing with mental
health problems. I recommend a specific appropriation of
$10,000,000 for the construction of a mental hospital in south-
east Florida and I commend to your careful attention the
recommendations of the Governor's Mental Health Advisory
Committee.
PEST CONTROL
The continued prevalence of mosquitoes in the state con-
stitutes a serious health and comfort hazard. While some
progress s hasbeen made to eradicate the pest, I feel that
the state can and should make further contributions along
that line. In addition to a stepped up program of joint state-
county effort, I suggest the passage of legislation establishing
a mosquito research center as recommended by our State
Board of Health.
PUBLIC WELFARE
An analysis of Florida's financial condition indicates that
the state can now afford to take advantage of increased fed-
eral grants-in-aid for public assistance programs. I urge the
adoption of the Budget Commission recommendations for the
purpose of increasing benefit payments to the needy aged
people of our state.
GOVERNMENTAL REORGANIZATION
A. Constitutional Revision
There is no greater need in the field of governmental re-
organization than complete constitutional revision. This is a
subject which has produced much conversation and little ac-
tion for many years. This Legislature should take concrete
action leading toward substantial constitutional revision. For
several years a citizens committee has been working on con-
stitutional revision. I have been advised that this committee
will recommend the creation of a commission to study the
Constitution and to report recommended revisions to the 1955
session of the Legislature. I heartily endorse your favorable
action on this measure.
B. Tax Commission
The inequity or inequality of valuation and assessment of
taxable property, not only between individuals within a county
but also, as between like properties in the several counties in
Florida, has long been recognized as a problem of major
proportions.
We have too long neglected or failed to establish uniform
principles of evaluation to correct this inequality. We should
have, in my opinion, a central authority removed from pres-
sures of local politics, with power to make necessary research
and comparisons of evaluations, and to establish just and uni-
form standards of evaluation, with direction to instruct and
assist the local tax assessors, and where necessary, to compel
equalization within and between the counties. Equalization
does not mean higher taxes, but comprehends a leveling and
adjusting process, having as its objective, just and equitable
assessments. It will not and must not jeopardize Homestead
Exemption.
It is my firm belief that fair equalization of the burden of
taxation, on tangible and intangible property, can best be
obtained by the establishment, through legislative enactment,
of a Tax Commission Authority charged with the duty and
power of establishing such uniform guiding principles of
evaluation and uniform and equal rates of taxation.
C. Consolidation of Tax Collections
This administration is dedicated to placing our state govern-



ment on the soundest business basis possible. To accomplish



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Because of the abuses, inadequacies and inequities of the fee
system as a basis of compensation, I, therefore, recommend
that the Legislature take appropriate action to abolish this
system and provide a fairer, more uniform and adequate



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f this, I am relying on the advice of the best talent that I can
find in the fields of business, government, and education.
There is a need for improvement in our system of state tax
collecting. With a diversified tax program which has developed
over a long period of years in Florida, and which has grown
through piecemeal legislation, there has been no provision for
uniformity in tax collecting methods which would insure con-
venience to the' taxpayer, efficiency, and economy. In its wis-
dom the Legislative Council, following the 1951 Legislature,
adopted as one of its projects a study of consolidated tax col-
lecting agencies throughout the country. Much detailed in-
formation has been gathered. Out of this has been developed
a special sub-committee of the Legislative Council which, in
addition to members of the Legislature, has included repre-
sentatives appointed by the Governor and the Comptroller.
This special committee has developed adequate factual in-
formation that will fully justify consideration by this Legis-
lature of a proposal to consolidate the major state tax col-
lecting functions.
There are twelve states which have already successfully
proven the feasibility of such a consolidation. There are posi-
tive trends in every state leading to the consolidation, and at
the present time there are only nine states which have greater
diversity in tax collection methods than we have in Florida.
Based on the experience in other states, it is indicated that a
minimum savings in the initial years of more than 13% could
be anticipated if a consolidated program were placed in effect,
and that with it we can readily expect improved services to
the taxpayers, greater efficiency in collection, and eventual
increased compliance with tax laws. It is my recommendation
to this Legislature that you provide for a sound plan for such
a consolidation conforming to the spirit and intent of the
State Constitution.
STATE PURCHASING
State purchasing offers a fertile field for increased economy
and efficiency because each department now has a different
system for handling purchases. I recommend that you estab-
lish a system of coordinated and supervised state purchasing
to provide more efficiency and economy in this important
phase of our state operations.
COUNTY FEE SYSTEM
The general public for many years has been observing the
abuses which result from the present fee system as a method
of financing salaries and expenses of county government. The
fee system as a method of compensating county officers is
archaic and antiquated. Recognizing this, most of the states
in the Union, particularly in the New England states and in
the states west of the Mississippi River, have abolished the
fee system.
The system originated when the role of county officers was
viewed as being on a part-time basis; but circumstances have
so greatly altered this concept as to make the fee system in-
adequate and in many instances quite inequitable. Inequities
have arisen particularly in the field of law enforcement where
the lack of uniformity of charges in connection with criminal
offenses has caused serious public complaint. In a single ordi-
nary misdemeanor case, the arresting officer sometimes col-
lects from five to twelve fees, including mileage charges from
the court house to the place of arrest. Actually our law en-
forcement officers are to be commended for the restraint which
they have shown generally under this system which invites
abuse. The abuses which have occurred, however, attract our
attention to the need for correction.
The joint legislative committee of the House and Senate has
worked very hard in the past few months in preparing a legis-
lative program that would abolish the fee system as a method
of compensation, establish a uniform and centralized budgetary
record system in the counties and provide more efficient
auditing of county expenses. I have observed that this com-
mittee has received splendid cooperation from county officials
and others who are interested in correcting the evils inherent
in this phase of our government. I congratulate this group
on the faithful service they have rendered, and I look for con-
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method for compensating county officers. I also recommend
legislation to establish a uniform and centralized budgetary
record system in the counties and to provide for more efficient
auditing of county expenses.
TOURISM, AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY
In order to protect the economic well being of our citizens
and safeguard the tax income of the state,. we must take
sound, business like steps to stabilize our economy and pro-
mote greater prosperity.
All the world is becoming aware of the wealth potential
of the great travel business. Florida faces increasing compe-
tition with a shrinking advertising dollar opportunity. The
dictates of reasonable business judgment demand that we
take steps to protect our great tourist income. I urge that
the State Advertising Commission be given a budget of a
million dollars per year in order to effectively develop year
'round tourism for every part of the state.
One of the most productive investments ever made by the
state is the investment in agricultural research. No later than
last week Federal Reserve Bank officials expressed amazement
at the agricultural gains made in Florida and the great un-
tapped potential yet unexploited. Faster growing even than our
tourist income, agricultural development through scientific
research offers new horizons of prosperity to almost every
county in Florida. I earnestly support the wise investment of
state funds in agricultural research activities.
The third leg of a well-balanced economic stool is industry.
The Council for Industry and Commerce and the Advertising
Commission will work together not only to interest new in-
dustrial prospects in Florida locations; but also to plan well
so that their ventures in this state may be permanent and
successful. It is our plain responsibility also to give our at-
tention and assistance to those great commercial and industrial
interests of our state whose investments are helping make
possible our present progress. Florida offers many attractions
to commerce and industry but we must be sure that our gov-
ernmental climate is as warm and bright as is our natural
climate. There is a good deal of room for improvement in the
laws regulating and controlling commerce and industry.
ROADS
There is an acute need in this state for a more modern
and adequate primary road system. When this need is bal-
anced against funds presently available to meet it, however,
the problem becomes difficult of solution. In reviewing the
whole situation and the possible answers to it, we cannot ig-
nore the consideration of a turnpike, as a partial solution.
I am not ready to say that a toll road down the entire
length of the state is the proper answer; yet I feel that our
Road Board is approaching the problem with diligence, in-
telligence, and with the good of the whole state in mind.
If a toll road of any length is determined to be financially
sound, then it is my belief that there should be an authority
created by the Legislature with power to construct and op-
erate such a project.
CONCLUSION
In conclusion, I want to express my deep gratitude to the
members of the Legislature for your friendship and attitude
of mutual cooperation. As a former legislator, I know some-
thing of the tremendous task which lies ahead of you. I want
you to know that your Governor and those who assist him
are anxious to help and work with you in every way possible.
I extend my assistance and solicit yours.
I recognize that we may be unable to agree completely on
all matters of law reform. This is normal and customary in
a democratic process. Yet I know that the task of reconciling
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April 7, 1953



credit for acting in what we respectively believe to be the best
interests of the state as a whole.
My entirely unexpected and untimely illness has prevented
me from talking with each of you personally before the ses-
sion, as I had intended to do. I hope that you will understand
that any omission of courtesies which I had wanted to extend
has been unavoidable. I have deeply appreciated and will al-
ways cherish the expressions of interest and the good wishes
that you have sent during these past weeks.
It is my humble prayer that, under the Guidance of Al-
mighty God and with His blessing, we may accomplish much
toward making Florida a land in which we can "dwell secure
in His peace."
The President of the Senate in the Chair.
Senator King moved that the joint assembly be now dis-
solved, and the Senate resume its session in the Senate
Chamber.
The motion was agreed to and the Senate retired to the
Senate Chamber.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:15 P.M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:



Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. P.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross
"Crowder



Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Keezel
Knight
Lancaster



Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Moody
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts
Rood



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stewart
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Zelmenovitz



A quorum present.
Mr. Cobb of Volusia moved that the Governor's Message
be made a part of the Journal of the House of Representa-
tives.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Cobb of Volusia moved that the flowers in the House
of Representatives be distributed to the local hospitals.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Cobb of Volusia moved that the House do now adjourn
to reconvene at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 4:22 P.M. the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.












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Wednesday, April 8, 1953



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 a.m.



The roll was taken and
corded present:



Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross
Crowder



Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Keezel



A quorum present.
The following prayer was
Davidson, Chaplain:



the following members were re-



Knight
Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Moody
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt



Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stewart
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr



offered by the Reverend Lee



Dear Heavenly Father, in these days of strenuous living,
shattered nerves, and heart attacks, grant us the ability to
relax and rest our souls in Thee.
Remove all distrust, jealousy, hatred, and worry that cause
stomach ulcers; and place in our hearts faith, hope, love, and
trust in Thee.
Grant us the strength, physically, mentally, and spiritually
that we need for this day. In the name of Christ we pray. Amen.
CORRECTIONS OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Tuesday, April 7, was ordered corrected
and as corrected was approved.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chairmen of the following standing committees an-
nounced that their Committees are now organized and ready
to transact business:
Agricultural; Alcoholic Beverages; Appropriations; Aviation;
Banks & Loans; Census & Apportionment; Citrus Fruit; Claims
& State Pensions; Constitutional Amendments; Drainage &
Water Conservation; Education-Higher Learning; Education
-Public Schools; Elections; Forestry; Game & Fresh Water
Fish; Governmental Reorganization; Hotels & Restaurants;
Insurance; Interstate Commerce & Reciprocal Trade; Judiciary
-Civil; Judiciary-Criminal; Judiciary-Fiduciary; Judiciary
-General; Labor; Legislative Expense; Livestock; Motor Ve-
hicles & Carriers; Municipal Government; Oil, Phosphate &
Minerals; Personnel; Public Amusements; Public Health &
Safety: Public Land; Public Printing; Public Roads & High-
ways; Public Utilities; Public Welfare; Rules & Calendar; Salt
Water Fisheries; Social Security; State Marketing; State
Prisons & Convicts; State Publicity; Statutory Revision; Wom-
en's Rights; Workmen's Compensation.
Mr. Sweeny moved that the House do now recess and im-
mediately reconvene in a Democratic Caucus for the purpose
of nominating a Speaker and a Speaker Pro Tempore for the
1955 Session of Legislature.



A roll call was ordered.
When the vote was taken
recess, the result was:
Yeas:



Mr. Speaker David
Akridge Duncan
Alexander Fascell
Andrews, G. F. Fee
Atkinson Floyd
Ayres Fuqua
Ballinger Getzen
Bedenbaugh Gibbons
Boyd Griffin
Burton Hathaway
Burwell Inman
Cleveland Johnson
Cobb Jones
Conner Keezel
Cook Land
Orowder Mahon
Nays:
Andrews, J. E. Dekle
Burke Dukes
Campbell Elliott
Costin Griner
Crews Jernigan
Darby Knight
Yeas-61.
Nays-23.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of
recess.



on the motion by Mr. Sweeny to



Marshburn Shepperd, C.E.
McAlpin Smith, S. C.
McFarland Smith, S.N.,Jr.
McLaren Stimmell
Mitts Stratton
Moody Surles
Murray Sweeny
Okell Usina
Pearce, Edna Varn
Petersen Westberry
Pittman Williams, G.W.
Pruitt Williams,J.R.A.
Rood Williams,V.A.Jr
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.


Lancaster Roberts
Mashburn Stokes
McFarlin Turlington
Medlock Webb
Morgan Zelmenovitz
Patton



10:12 A.M. the House stood in



Pursuant to the provisions of House Resolution No. 3, the
House reconvened at 12:00 Noon for the purpose of conducting
memorial services for the late Honorable D. C. Jones, Repre-
sentative from Collier County.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Lee W.
Davidson, Jr., Chaplain of the House:
Heavenly Father, from whom we come and unto whom our
spirits return, Thou hast truly been our dwelling place in all
generations. Thou art our refuge and strength, a very present
help in trouble. Grant us Thy blessing in this hour, and
enable us so to put our trust in Thee that our spirits may
grow calm and our hearts be comforted. Lift our eyes beyond
the shadows of the earth, and help us to see the light of
eternity. So may we find grace and strength for this and every
time of need, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Chaplain then read from the Scriptures portions of
the 90th Psalm and the Gospel according to St. John, Chapter
14, verses 1 3.

The following Members were recognized by the Speaker to
eulogize the memory of Mr. Jones:

Messrs. Fuqua of Manatee, Bollinger of Palm Beach, David
of Broward, Elliott of Palm Beach, Atkinson of Leon, Ayres
of Marion, Mitts of Lee, Morgan of Duval, Floyd of Dade,
Dekle of Taylor, and Miss Pearce of Highlands.

Miss Pearce placed flowers on the Collier County desk in
honor of Mr. Jones.



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The Speaker spoke briefly of the untimely passing of Mr.
Jones.
The Chaplain then offered the following prayer:
Almighty God, for as much as the spirit of the departed
has entered into the life immortal, we commend his spirit unto
Thee. Remember how Jesus said upon the Cross, "Father, into
Thy hands I commend My Spirit."
Bless, we pray, his family and loved ones who are left be-
hind. Fill the aching void with Thy love, and give them the
comfort of Thy spirit. For Christ's sake, Amen.
Mr. Jernigan moved that the Chief Clerk be instructed to
drape the Collier County desk in black as a sign of the
mourning and loss the Members of the House feel for the
death of Mr. Jones.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Elliott moved that the Members of the House send a
floral wreath to the funeral of Mr. Jones.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. McFarlin suggested that a donation might be made to
the Children's Home of Florida in memory of Mr. Jones.
Mr. Cobb moved that the rules be waived and the time of
adjournment be extended until the business of the day has
been completed.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the
time of adjournment was ordered extended.
Pursuant to previous action, the House stood in recess at
12:45 P. M. for the purpose of completing the business of
the Democratic Caucus.
The House reconvened at 1:05 P.M.
The Speaker in the Chair.
A quorum present.
Mr. Cobb moved that the rules be waived and the House
now proceed to the order of Reports of Standing Committees.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. McLaren moved that the House recess to show its
courtesy to the minority party to hold a Republican caucus
for the purpose of nominating a Speaker and Speaker Pro
Tempore of the House for the 1955 Legislature.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Fascell offered a substitute motion that the House ad-
journ at the completion of its business for the day, and the
House Chamber be made available at that time to the Re-
publican Members of the House for the purpose of holding
their caucus.
The substitute motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Cobb that
the rules be waived and the House proceed to the order of
Reports of Standing Committees.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Honorable Farris Bryant,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules and Calendar begs leave to report
and recommend the rules hereto attached as the Rules of the
1953 House of Representatives.
The Committee further recommends the printing for distri-
bution to members of the House of 500 copies of said Rules,
bound in a suitable manner for convenient use, together with



a list of the Members of the House, precedents of the House,
and a list of the standing committees and their membership
and the appropriate title pages and an index of the Rules.



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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: Cobb, Rood, Atkinson, Ayres, Bollinger, Boyd, Conner,
David, Elliott, Fascell, Floyd, Fuqua, Johnson, McFarland,
Moody, Morgan, Murray, Shepperd, Surles, Usina, Williams,
Bryant.
Nays: None.
Respectfully submitted,
THOMAS T. COBB, Chairman
Rules and Calendar.
The report of the Committee on Rules and Calendar was
read in full.
Mr. Cobb moved the adoption of the report of the Commit-
tee on Rules and Calendar.
The motion was agreed to and the report of the Committee
on Rules and Calendar was adopted and reads as follows:
RULES FOR THE
1953

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-
mittees. He shall, with the advice and consent of the
Members, appoint the Chief Clerk and the Sergeant-at-
Arms. He shall employ the Chaplain and all other em-
ployes and attaches of the House. He shall have the
right to dismiss any employee or attache of the House
and pay of such employee or attache shall stop on the
day of dismissal.

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



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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 or an assistant, pro-
vided, 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. No Mem-
ber shall be allowed to vote who shall not be upon the
floor of the House before an oral roll call is completed,
or at his desk before the machine is locked.

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. Thereafter, a member's vote on a measure may be
changed at his request only by unanimous consent. No
Member shall vote for another Member, nor shall any
person not a Member cast a vote for a Member. In addi-
tion to such penalties as may be prescribed by Law,
any Member who shall vote or attempt to vote for an-
other Member may be punished in such manner as the
House may deem proper. Any person not a Member
who shall vote wrongfully in the place of a Member
shall be excluded from the Chamber for the remainder
of the session, in addition to such punishment as may be
prescribed by law. In all cases where the House shall
be equally divided, the question shall be lost. 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 upon which pairs are arranged.

SPEAKER RISES TO ADDRESS HOUSE
Rule 5. The Speaker shall rise to address the House,
or to put a question, but may read sitting.
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.
SUBSTITUTE FOR SPEAKER
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 adjournment.
THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
Rule 8. The Speaker Pro Tempore shall exercise the
duties and powers of the Speaker during his absence or
disability.
MOTIONS
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 at any time before the same has been amended or
before a vote thereon shall have been commenced, not
including a motion to reconsider, which shall not be
withdrawn after the time has elapsed within which it
could be originally made, except by consent of a major-
ity of the House.
PRECEDENCE OF MOTIONS
Rule 10. When a question is under debate the
Speaker shall receive no motion but:



1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
which



To adjourn at a time certain;
To adjourn;
To take a recess;
To lay on the table;
For the previous question;
To postpone to a day certain;
To commit to the Committee of the Whole House;
To commit to a Standing Committee;
To commit to a Select Committee;
To amend;
To postpone indefinitely;
To strike out the enacting clause;
several motions shall have precedence in the de-



scending order given.
MOTIONS 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 nam-
ing sums and fixing times, the largest sums and the
longest times shall be put first. Motions to adjourn or
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
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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
some other Member. If an amendment be laid on the
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 indivisible; 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 the immediate con-
sideration of a bill or joint resolution, during the daily
order of business of introduction of bills and resolutions.
Motions for referral shall be decided by majority vote of
Members voting; motions for immediate consideration
shall be made only by unanimous consent and decided
by a two-thirds vote.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Rule 17. No Member shall address the Chair or re-
ceive recognition of the Chair for the purpose of intro-
ducing distinguished visitors or guests except school
classes or for making motions to escort such visitors or
guests to the rostrum while the House is in session, except
between 12:50 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. each day. The Com-
mittee on Rules and 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 resolu-



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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 fur-
ther discussion. When consent is to be asked for the
taking up of any measure out of its regular order, except
upon introduction, previous notice of not less than 15
minutes shall be given to the House of such intention,
specifying the number of the bill and its position on the
Calendar, so that the House shall not be delayed while
the measure is being brought from the file.
AMENDMENTS
Rule 19. Amendments shall be proposed by sending
these to the Chief Clerk on triplicate forms supplied by
the Sergeant-at-Arms. Amendments shall be taken up
as sponsors gain recognition from the Speaker to move
their adoption, except that the chairman of the commit-
tee (or in his absence, the vice chairman or any member
thereof) reporting the measure under consideration shall
have preference for the presentation of committee amend-
ments.
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 con-
sidered 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 ger-
mane 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



tion for consideration out of its regular order on the



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or joint resolution shall be open for amendment.











All amendments proposed, 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 final vote is de-
manded, and the same is objected to by any Member,
it shall be determined without debate by a majority
vote of the House.
PRIORITY OF BUSINESS
Rule 21. All questions relating to the priority of
business to be acted on shall be decided without debate.
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
standing orders of this House. It shall be the duty of
the Speaker, or the presiding officer for the time being,
assisted by the Committee on Rules and Calendar, to
correctly interpret and have enforced all rules governing
this House at all times, unless the enforcement thereof
shall be waived or suspended as herein provided.
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 and Calendar, which shall re-
port as soon as practicable thereafter. Consideration of
such a report shall always be in order. No report of the
Committee on Rules and Calendar shall be received by
the House unless same shows a quorum of the Committee
present in person and voting on said report.
WAIVER AND SUSPENSION OF RULES
Rule 24. These rules shall not be waived or suspended
except by a two-thirds vote of all the Members present,
which motion when made shall be decided without de-
bate, except that no motion to waive any rule requiring
unanimous consent of the House shall be entertained
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



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 and Calen-
dar to set a time for the taking up, ahead of its regular
place on the Calendar, of any bill or joint resolution,
favorably reported by the committee to which the bill
or joint resolution had been referred. The Committee
on Rules and Calendar may grant such requests by a
two-thirds vote. The Committee on Rules and 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 example,
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 and Calendar Committee shall strictly
enforce this provision.
THE SPECIAL ORDER CALENDAR
Rule 27. During the last 25 calendar days permitted
under the Constitution for a regular legislative session,
the Committee on Rules and Calendar may, from day to
day, submit a Special Order Calendar, determining the
priority for consideration of bills and joint resolutions.
No other bills or joint resolutions shall be considered
until this Special Order Calendar 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 and



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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 order for con-
sideration 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 25 calendar days of the session.
The time and days for convening and adjourning during
the remainder of the session shall be determined by reso-
lution originating in the Committee on Rules and Cal-
endar.
CONDUCT OF MEMBERS
Rule 29. Every Member when about to speak shall
arise and respectfully address the Speaker, and shall
not proceed until recognized by the Speaker, shall con-
fine himself to the question under debate and shall
avoid personalities. No Member shall address the Chair
out of his place, nor speak out of his place, except
that any Member after being recognized at his desk,
shall have the right to speak from the well of the House.
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
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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
Rule 35. When any Member shall be guilty of a
breach of either of the Rules or orders of the House he
may be required by the House, on motion, to make satis-
faction 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.
GENERAL LIMITATION ON DEBATE
Rule 37. No Member shall speak more than twice
on any subject without first obtaining leave of the House,
nor shall he speak more than once, so long as any Mem-
ber who has not spoken shall desire to speak, nor shall
any Member be permitted to speak longer than fifteen
minutes at any one time and during the last twenty-
five working days of the session, not longer than ten
minutes except as otherwise provided.
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 succeed-
ing day on which the legislature meets, to move for
the reconsideration thereof. Such motion shall take pre-
cedence of all other questions, and shall not be with-
drawn after the said succeeding day without the con-
sent 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
affirmative 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 con-
sent. When a majority of Members present vote in af-
firmative on any claim bill or joint resolution, but the
proposition be lost because it is one in which the con-



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currency of a greater number than a majority is neces-












sary for adoption or passage, any Member may move
for a reconsideration. Debate shall be allowed on a mo-
tion 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 sec-
ondary matter shall remove the main subject under con-
sideration from before the House. A motion to recon-
sider a collateral matter must be deposed of at once
during the course of the consideration of the main sub-
ject, for such motion shall be out of order after the
House has passed to other business from the main sub-
ject 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.
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 any new conferees, or to instruct said
House conferees; and, further, during the last six cal-
endar days allowed under the Constitution for any reg-
ular session, it shall be privileged motion to move to
discharge, appoint, or instruct House conferees after
House conferees shall have been appointed 36 hours
without having made a report. There shall accompany
every conference report a statement sufficiently ex-
plicit to inform the House what effect such amend-
ments 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 ac-
ceptance for consideration of the report and second
upon the recommendations contained in the report sev-
erally. When any bill or joint resolution is referred to
a conference committee and the conferees on the part



House taken prior to such reference to a conference
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. Motion relating to Committee references
5. Receiving of Communications
6. Introduction of House bills, joint resolutions, House
resolutions, concurrent resolutions and memorials
7. Report of standing committees
8. Report of select committees
9. Matters on reconsideration
10. Special Orders
(1) Regularly, Senate general bills for second read-
ing on Wednesdays for at least two hours.
(2) Otherwise, as individually determined by the
Committee on Rules and Calendar and by the
House.
11. Unfinished business
12. Consideration of messages from the Senate
13. Consideration of House resolutions, concurrent res-
olutions and memorials
14. Consideration of bills and joint resolutions for third
reading
15. Consideration of bills and joint resolutions for sec-
ond reading
Within each order of business, matters shall be con-
sidered in the order in which they appear on the daily
Calendar.
Rule.42-A. Whenever the Member, or Chairman of
the Committee as the case may be, who introduced any
measure is absent from the Chamber when such is
reached in its regular order on second or third reading,
consideration shall be informally deferred until his re-
turn with the measure retaining its position on the calen-
dar, and he shall have the responsibility of moving then



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FORMS OF MEASURES
Rule 43. General form. All bills, resolutions and me-
morials shall, to be acceptable for introduction, be type-
written, mimeographed, or printed, all in a type size of
pica or larger and all of the color of black, without
erasure or interlineation, on a sheet of paper of the
common legal size (81/2 by 14 inches). The lines shall
be doublespaced. The original (or first copy) shall be
on stout bond paper, and the remaining copies of type-
written matter shall be on paper of good grade. The
copies must be exact duplicates of the original. The
top and bottom margins shall be at least one inch or
more. Left and right margins shall be one and one half
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 ACT ..............................
a .. T 0 . 0 ..0 .. 0 .... .
(title single spaced)
r a, 0 0 .... 0 00 0'r ,O0r0 0O 0 4 .O 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(3 spaces)
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
(3 spaces)
Section 1. .................. ................... .
(sections doubled spaced)

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

The original and four 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
introduced (or introducers), and enough of the title for
identification.
Form of Bills. All bills shall be introduced in quin-
tuplicate (an original and four 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. Each copy of a bill (including the
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Two types of title 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 (un-
less 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 ac-
companied 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 introduced with their title stated in full on a special
title sheet furnished by the Sergeant-at-Arms. The reg-
ular title sheet for general bills shall be used for all other
local bills.
Form of joint resolutions. All joint resolutions shall
be introduced in septuplicate (an original and six 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 four copies of each resolution. The two re-
maining 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 quintuplicate (an original
and four exact copies). They shall contain the resolving
clause, "Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of
Florida." Each copy of a memorial (including the origi-
nal) shall be accompanied by a title sheet furnished by
the Sergeant-at-Arms, stating in full the exact title.
Form of House and concurrent resolutions. All House
resolutions and all concurrent resolutions shall be intro-
duced in septuplicate (an original and six 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
resolutions embody this clause, "Be it resolved by the
House of Representatives, the Senate concurring."
Jackets shall be attached to the original and four 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. 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 shall prepare certified copies only of



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PRINTING OF PENDING MEASURES
Rule 44. All bills not local in application and all joint
resolutions may, upon order by the committee to which
referred, or direction of the House or the Speaker, be
printed for the information of the House and the public.
Unless otherwise ordered by the House, there shall be
printed 200 copies of each such measure. The Chief Clerk
shall furnish the Sergeant-at-Arms with the copy for
all such authorized printing, and the Sergeant-at-Arms
shall order such printing and subsequently distribute the
printed matter to Members and to the public.
SERIAL NUMBERING ON INTRODUCTION
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.
COMPANION MEASURES
Rule 46. Whenever any bill, memorial or joint reso-
lution of the House of Representatives shall be reached
on the Calendar of the House for consideration, either
on second or third reading, and there shall be also pend-
ing 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 or
joint resolution. Such motion may be adopted by a ma-
jority 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
measure. A companion measure shall be in the identical
words as the measure for which it is being substituted.
At the moment the House passes the Senate companion
measure, then the original House measure shall be re-
garded as automatically tabled in the same manner as
a measure unfavorably reported. Recommitment 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 or directed by the House. The
titles and references thereof and the nature of any docu-
ments referred shall be publicly announced and entered
on the Journal. Bills strictly local in nature or Bills and
Joint Resolutions being introduced 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 organization at the begin-
ning of a session and of condolence or congratulations
and those originating in a House committee of proper
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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 otherwise by the
House upon motion adopted by majority vote. All bills
carrying appropriations shall be referred to the Commit-
tee on Appropriations, but in addition may be referred
to one other standing committee in the discretion of the
Speaker. If the original bill reported favorably by a
committee other than the Committee on Appropriations
did not call for an appropriation, and an amendment,
offered either from the floor or by the reporting com-
mittee and adopted, does call for an appropriation, then
the bill with amendment shall be referred to the Commit-
tee on Appropriations. The bill, if then reported favor-
ably, shall be returned at the same reading as when
referred. A question of order on an appropriation in any
such bill or amendment thereto may be raised at any
time. When the Speaker has referred a bill or joint reso-
lution, 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 Legis-
lative day, move for reference to a different committee
and this proposed withdrawal from the committee of orig-
inal reference shall be decided by the House by a major-
ity vote of those voting. 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.
READINGS
Rule 48. Unless otherwise ordered by a two-thirds
vote of members present, concurrent resolutions shall
receive two readings on two separate days, and unless
otherwise ordered, shall be determined by a viva voce
vote. All other resolutions than joint and concurrent
resolutions, after reference to and report from the reso-
lution committee shall be determined by a viva voce
vote upon their reading after the report of such commit-
tee unless otherwise ordered. Every bill, joint resolution
or memorial shall receive three separate readings on
three separate days previous to a vote upon the passage
of such bill, joint resolution or memorial unless two-
thirds of the Members present shall decide otherwise,
and the Chief Clerk shall give notice of each, whether it
be first, second or third reading, together with the re-
port of the committee thereon, if any.
INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT
Rule 49. When any measure requiring three readings
shall be in 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, joint resolution or memorial, and direct the roll
call on its final passage and not put the motion of indefi-



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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 Committee on
Engrossed Bills for examination, and, if amended, the
engrossing of amendments. In cases where no amend-
ments 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 for 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 amend-
ment adopted shall be typewritten in triplicate and at-
tached 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 from
the Senate unless the amendment be typewritten in trip-
licate.
ORDER AFTER SECOND READING
Rule 52. The order of disposition of any bill, memorial
or joint resolution which has been read the second time
shall be its reference to the Committee on Engrossed
Bills 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 other-
wise ordered by a two-thirds vote of those present.
ORDER AFTER THIRD READING
Rule 53. Upon third reading of any bill, memorial
or joint resolution, 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 cer-
tain without the consent of a majority of those present.
TRANSMITTAL TO SENATE
Rule 54. When a bill, joint resolution or memorial
shall have passed its third reading, it shall be certified
by the Chief Clerk endorsing thereon the day of its pas-
sage, and be transmitted to the Senate, accompanied by a
message stating the title to the bill or resolution, and
asking the concurrence of that body.
SIGNING BY SPEAKER, CLERK
Rule 55. After enrollment, all bills, joint resolutions,
and memorials shall be signed by the Speaker and the
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CONSIDERATION OF SENATE BILLS
Rule 56. On Wednesday of each week, and such other
times as the Committee on Rules and Calendar shall by
special order designate, the House shall, after having
considered messages from the Senate, take up and con-
sider the Calendar of Senate Bills of a general nature on
Second Reading and no other business shall be in order
thereafter for a period of at least two hours; except ques-
tions 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
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, the sum of seven and a half
cents each way; but nothing shall be paid for traveling
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 calen-
dar 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 bills of a general
nature or amendments thereto shall be considered at
such time, except as provided in Rule 26.
STANDING COMMITTEES
Rule 62. The following Standing Committees of the
House shall be appointed by the Speaker at the com-
mencement of the session of Legislature, or as soon there-
after as practicable:
Committee on Agriculture



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Committee on Alcoholic Beverages












Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Aviation
Committee on Banks and Loans
Committee on Census and Apportionment
Committee on Citrus Fruit
Committee on Claims and State Pensions
Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Committee on County Government
Committee on Drainage and Water Conservation
Committee on Education Higher Learning
Committee on Education Public Schools
Committee on Elections
Committee on Engrossing
Committee on Enrolling
Committee on Executive Communications
Committee on Finance and Taxation
Committee on Forestry
Committee on Game and Fresh Water Fish
Committee on Governmental Reorganization
Committee on Hotels and Restaurants
Committee on Insurance
Committee on Interstate Commerce and Reciprocal
Trade
Committee on Judiciary Civil
Committee on Judiciary Criminal
Committee on Judiciary Fiduciary
Committee on Judiciary General
Committee on Labor
Committee on Legislative Expense
Committee on Livestock
Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs
Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers
Committee on Municipal Government
Committee on Oil, Phosphate and Minerals
Committee on Personnel
Committee on Public Amusements
Committee on Public Health and Safety
Committee on Public Land
Committee on Printing
Committee on Public Roads and Highways
Committee on Public Utilities
Committee on Public Welfare
Committee on Resolutions
Committee on Rules and Calendar
Committee on Salt Water Fisheries
Committee on Social Security
Committee on State Institutions
Committee on State Marketing
Committee on State Prisons and Convicts
Committee on State Publicity
Committee on Statutory Revision
Committee on Women's Rights
Committee on Workmen's Compensation

Each of said committees shall consist of not less than



one of whom shall be designated by the Speaker as Chair-
man and another as Vice-Chairman. Committees having
business before them shall meet on the call of the Chair-
man, or the Vice-Chairman in his absence, or upon the
written request ofo three or more Members of the com-
mittee 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
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 sub-
ject to be again amended by clauses or sections. The
quorum for a Committee of the Whole House shall be
the same as for the House, and when the Committee of
the Whole House shall rise, the roll shall be called to
ascertain the presence of a quorum of the House.
BILLS FOR ENROLLING AND ENGROSSING
Rule 65. The Committees on Enrolled Bills and on
Engrossed Bills shall report as soon as the bills referred
to them have been enrolled or engrossed, and all bills
shall be disposed of in such committees in the order in
which they were referred, except when bills are ordered
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. It shall be the duty of the Chairman of all
committees of the House to which any business has
been referred, to cause their committees to meet daily
until such business is disposed of and reported to the
House. Announcements of committee meetings may be
made through the Chief Clerk while the House is in
session, but in all cases shall be by notice in writing



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time and place of the meeting. Committees may desig-
nate a particular hour and place for holding their regular
meetings, and when same is done, notice thereof shall be
given by causing the same to be printed on the daily
Calendar, specifying the name of the*committee and the
time and place of meeting. No special notice of regular
committee meeting thus provided for shall be required
to be given to anyone, but in all other cases special no-
tice shall be given to Members of the committee by
causing the same to be announced while the House is
in session or by service of written notice on each Mem-
ber of the committee. Before the Chairman of any com-
mittee shall designate the place in which his committee
is to meet, he shall first consult with the Seargeant-at-
Arms, who will assign a room for such purpose.
NOTICE TO INTRODUCES .
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, may be recommitted to the
committee reporting the same unfavorably. This privi-
lege shall also extend to any member, not an introducer
who has given Chairman 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 Commit-
tee Meeting. The committee to which the bill or resolu-
tion is thus committed shall proceed to reconsider it and
shall report on it as if originally 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
otherwise with their recommendations thereon, and after
such report no bill, resolution or other matter shall be
recommitted to any committee except by a two-thirds
vote of the Members present and voting.
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-
priation or the Committee on Finance and Taxation
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 me-
morial be placed on the Calendar together with notation
of this reason for its withdrawal from the committee. It



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measures referred to them either (a) favorably, (b) fa-
vorably with committee amendment, or (c) with Com-
mittee Substitute as defined in Rule 72, or (d) unfavor-
ably, but never "without recommendation."

COMMITTEE REPORTS: PROXY VOTING
Rule 71. Each report of a committee shall contain the



action
also:



of the committee upon the matter referred, and



(a) The time and place of hearing.
(b) The attendance of committee Members.
(c) The name and address of each person appearing
before the committee, with the name of person,
persons, firm or corporations and addresses, in
whose behalf appearance is made.
(d) The vote of each Member on each motion (other
than procedural), bill, resolution or amendments
acted upon.
(c) If a Member votes by proxy, such fact shall be
noted.
The report of the committee shall be filed with the
Chief Clerk of the House and shall be kept on file for
the examination of the public. There shall be entered on
the Journal the action of the committee on the matter
referred to it, but there shall not be spread at large in
the Journal that portion of the report referred to in
Subsections (a) to (e) inclusive.
No committee Member shall be allowed to vote by
proxy except as herein provided. Proxies shall be either
general or restricted:
(a) Restricted Proxies. The restricted proxy shall
show the specific date and committee and be for a spe-
cific bill, each indicated at the time the proxy is signed
together with specific instruction to vote the proxy yea
or nay on the bill without amendments.
(b) General Proxies. The general proxy shall show
the specific date and committee and be for a specific bill,
each indicated at the time the proxy is signed, and such
proxy shall give the holder of the proxy authority to
vote said proxy upon any and all amendments, motions
or final action of the committee affecting said bill at
specified committee meeting.
The Sergeant-at-Arms shall furnish the proxy blank
forms for the use of the membership of the House. Such
proxies must be turned in to the committee chairman at
the time the vote is taken on the specific bill indicated,
and by him filed with the record of proceedings of said
committee on said bill.
COMMITTEE REPORTS AND
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTES
Rule 72. All favorable reports (signed by the chair-
man, or, in his absence, the vice-chairman) of com-
mittees on bills, joint resolutions, resolutions and me-
morials shall be made on forms furnished by the Ser-
geant-at-Arms and delivered to the Chief Clerk by 5:30












P.M. of each legislative day at the desk designated there-
for 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
resolution, resolution or memorial, and the titles thereof
shall be entered on the Calendar (at the appropriate
reading) and on the Journal, together with the state-
ment that the same was reported favorably by the com-
mittee of reference. 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 amend-
ments are proposed by the committee, amendments shall
be numbered serially and typewritten in full. All un-
favorable reports (signed by the chairman, or in his
absence, the vice-chairman), of committees on bills, joint
resolutions, resolutions and memorials shall be returned
to the Clerk in the same manner set forth for making
favorable reports. All bills, joint resolutions, resolutions
and memorials reported unfavorably shall be laid on the
table but upon motion of any Member, adopted by a
two-thirds (%) vote of the Members present, the same
may be taken from the table and placed on the Calendar
at the appropriate place.
A committee may, in reporting a bill, joint resolution,
resolution or memorial, draft a new measure, embracing
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 measures).
The substitute measure must be accompanied by the
original measure referred to the committee and returned
to the Chief Clerk in the same manner as the favorable
reporting of any other measure. When the original meas-
ureis reached upon the Calendar, the substitute shall be
read a first time by title. The motion then shall be (by
the Chairman or a Member of the Committee offering
the substitute) to take up the substitute in the place
of the original. At the moment that the House agrees
by majority vote to take up the substitute, then the
original shall be regarded as automatically tabled in the
same manner as a measure unfavorably reported. The
substitute carries the identifying number (or numbers)
of the original, but must be returned to the Chief Clerk
in the same number of copies required for first intro-
duction of a similar measure (an original and four
identical copies for bills).
COMMITTEE MEETINGS OPEN
Rule 73. All meetings of all committees shall be open
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-



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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
interests he represents as defined in Section 1, the
particular legislation in which he is interested, the
name, address and business of the interests he represents
and the duration of his engagement or authorization.
The Chief Clerk shall publish in the Journal in tabula-
tion form a list of those filing the registration statements
required under this Rule, together with the information
contained therein, on the first Monday of the session and
weekly thereafter. No registered lobbyist shall be per-
mitted upon the floor of the House while it is in session.
3. Any person who merely appears before a com-
mittee of this House in his individual capacity without
compensation 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 com-
mittee 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 re-
quired 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-
ments of this rule, and to report violations. No com-
mitteeman knowingly shall permit an unregistered lobby-
ist to be heard.
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. 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 emanating therefrom. He shall per-
form all duties which have heretofore devolved upon the



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Chief Clerk by custom. The Chief Clerk is required to
examine all local bills to determine whether or not the
same are accompanied 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 referendum, as required by Section 21 of Article
III of the Constitution of the State, to be read or other-
wise entertained, but the same shall be returned to the
introducer.
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 Sen-
ate 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
ernor or the Senate by the Chief Clerk.



to the Gov-



PERMANENT JOURNAL
Rule 78. The complete Journal at the close of the
session shall be bound together under the supervision
of the Chief Clerk and when approved by the Speaker
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 ap-
proval 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 de-
mands 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
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therein; to make requisition for all materials in the form
of 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 perform any special duty
which may be required by order or resolution of the
House, or the Speaker thereof in the exercise of his law-
ful authority. The Committee on Legislative Expense
shall have supervision over the work of the Sergeant-at-
Arms.
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 the Senate and members of their family, the persons
hereinaiter 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 and radio
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
interested in any claim or directly in any bill pending
before the Legislature, and such employes of the House
as may be needed on public business. The Speaker may
extend the courtesy of the floor to such other persons
as be may desire by the issuance of a door permit good
only on ihe day indicated.
Press Gallery: Restrictions on admission. Such por-
tions of the floor flanking the Speaker's rostrum as may
be necessary to accommodate representatives of the press
and radio wishing to report proceedings shall be set aside
for their use, and reporters, columnists and correspond-
ents shall be admitted thereto under such regulations as
the Speaker may from time to time prescribe.
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. The Committee on Enrolled
Bills shall have supervision of all employes in the En-



rolling Department. The Committee on Engrossed Bills



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shall have supervision of all employes in the Engrossing
Department.. 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 requisition of the
Chairman or Acting Chairman of any House 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 session. When the
House is not in session they shall 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 Members 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 Legislative Expense.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 7-A RESOLUTION CONCERN-
ING THE PAY OF OFFICERS AND ATTACHES OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 1953 REGULAR
SESSION OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE OF FLORIDA.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That for services to the House of Representatives of the
1953 regular session of the Legislature of Florida, the follow-
ing per diem salaries shall be paid to the officers and attaches:
All department heads, and assistants, sergeant-at-arms, em-
ployees of chief clerk's office, payroll clerk, photographic per-
sonnel, custodian of supplies, committee secretaries, personal
secretaries, typists, verifiers, indexers, and postmaster shall
each receive ten dollars ($10.00) per diem.
All journal room employees, postmaster's assistant, em-
ployees of sergeant-at-arms office, and office help of cus-
todian shall each receive eight dollars ($8.00) per diem.
All pages and messengers shall each receive six dollars
($6.00) per diem.
-which was read in full.
Mr. Cobb moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 7 was
adopted.
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia--

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 8-A RESOLUTION RELATING



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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EMPLOYEES AND IN-
DEXERS.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE 1953 SESSION OF THE FLORIDA LEGIS-
LATURE:
That all attaches of the House of Representatives including
indexers for the House and Senate Journals shall be entitled
to and receive additional compensation for additional services
they perform both before and after the regular 1953 session
of the Legislature upon their names and amounts therefore
being certified to the Comptroller by the Chairman of the
Expense Committee in the House of Representatives.
-which was read in full.
Mr. Cobb moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 8 was
adopted.
By Messrs. Morgan, Mahon and Westberry of Duval, Elliott
and Bollinger of Palm Beach, Bedenbaugh of Columbia, Smith
of DeSoto, McAlpin of Hamilton, Usina and Shepperd of St.
Johns, Sweeny and Cobb of Volusia, Cleveland and Williams of
Seminole, Crews of Baker, Lancaster of Gilchrist, Turlington
and Cross of Alachua, Getzen of Sumter, Patton of Franklin,
Atkinson and Ballinger of Leon, Stratton of Nassau, Crowder
and Murray of Polk, Medlock of Lafayette, Saunders of Clay,
David and Burwell of Broward, Dekle of Taylor, Dukes and
McFarlin of Jackson, Ayres of Marion, Knight of Calhoun,
Pearce of Wakulla, Alexander of Liberty, Okell, Floyd and
Fascell of Dade, Campbell of Okaloosa, Smith of Indian River,
Fee of St. Lucie, McFarland and Inman of Gadsden, Boyd and
Duncan of Lake, Webb of Washington, Rood and Fuqua of
Manatee, Johnson of Hillsborough, Conner of Bradford, Costin
of Gulf, Jones of Madison, Hathaway of Charlotte, Stimmell
of Martin, Varn of Hernando, Griner of Dixie, Andrews of
Union, Akridge and Burton of Brevard, Zelmenovitz of Okee-
chobee, McLaren and Shaffer of Pinellas, Peeples of Glades,
Pittman of Santa Rosa, Pruitt of Jefferson, Bartholomew and
Washburne of Sarasota, Stokes and Mashburn of Bay, Andrews
of Holmes, Burke of Walton, Papy of Monroe and Pearce of
Highlands.
H. B. No. 9-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chapter
205, Florida Statutes by adding thereto a new section to be
known and designated as Section 205.432, providing that a
foreign insurer doing business in this state and which main-
tains in this state a regional home office, as defined, shall be
entitled to certain credits and deductions upon and with
respect to taxes imposed against such insurer by Subsection
(2) of Section 205.43, Florida Statutes, as described.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Morgan moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 9 be withdrawn from the Committee on Finance & Taxa-
tion and placed on the calendar.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 9 was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on
Finance & Taxation and placed on the calendar.
By Mr. Dukes of Jackson-
H. B. No. 10--A bill to be entitled An Act relating to elec-
tions and the sufficiency of marking of ballots.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Dukes of Jackson--
H. B. No. 11-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to culpable
negligence respecting an accident involving a motor vehicle on
the public highways; providing for payment of damages to
property as part of penalty.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Mr. Dukes of Jackson--



H. B. No. 12-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section



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324.02, Florida Statutes, relating to manner of proving financial
responsibility for injuries and/or damages incurred as a re-
sult of a motor vehicle accident, and providing penalties.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.

By Mr. Campbell of Okaloosa-

H. B. No. 13-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to com-
pensation of official court reporters; to amend Section 29.03,
Florida Statutes, by providing compensation of such reporters
in criminal cases.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations and Judiciary-Criminal.
By Mr. Campbell of Okaloosa-
H. B. No. 14-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
specifications and issuance of motor vehicle license number
plates; amending Section 320.06, Florida Statutes, by elimi-
nating therefrom the specification requirements of said plates;
adding Section 320.061 to Chapter 320, Florida Statutes, to
provide for size, registration year, slogan and number designa-
tion of such plates.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers.
By Mr. Campbell of Okaloosa-
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 15-A JOINT RESOLU-
"TION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII,
SECTION 3 OF THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION PERTAIN-
ING TO APPORTIONMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES IN
SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; BY PRO-
VIDING THAT THE LEGISLATURE MEETING IN 1955
AND THE LEGISLATURE MEETING IN 1961 AND THEN
THOSE THAT MEET EVERY TEN YEARS THEREAFTER
SHALL APPORTION.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That Article VII, Section 3 of the Florida Constitution be
amended, and the same is hereby agreed to and shall be sub-
mitted to the electors of the State of Florida for ratification
or rejection at the next general election to be held on the
first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1954, as
follows:
Section 3. Apportionment of representatives in senate and
House of representatives.-The Legislature that shall meet in
regular session A. D. 1955, and the Legislature that shall meet
in regular session A. D. 1961, and then those that shall meet
every ten (10) years thereafter shall apportion the represen-
tation in the senate, and shall provide for thirty-eight (38)
senatorial districts, such districts t.o be as nearly equal in
population as practicable, but no county shall be divided in
making such apportionment, and each district shall have one
senator; and at the same time the Legislature shall also ap-
portion the representation in the house of representatives, and
shall allow three (3) representatives to each of the five most
populous counties, and two (2) representatives to each of the
next eighteen (18) more populous counties, and one (1) repre-
sentative of each of the remaining counties of the state at
the time of such apportionment. Should the Legislature fail
to apportion the representation in the senate and in the house
of representatives, at any regular session of the Legislature
at any of the times herein designated, it shall be the duty
of the Legislature or Legislatures succeeding such regular
session of the Legislature, either in special or regular session,
to apportion the representation in the senate and in the house
of representatives as herein provided. The preceding regular
Federal or regular state census, which ever shall have been
taken nearest any apportionment of representatives in the
senate and in the house of representatives, shall control in
making any such apportionment. In the event the Legislature
shall fail to reapportion the representation in the Legislature
as required by this amendment, the governor shall (within



thirty (30) days after the adjournment of the regular session),
call the Legislature together in extraordinary session to con-
sider the question of reapportionment and such extraordinary
session of the Legislature is hereby mandatorily required to



Is



203, Florida Statutes, relating to gross receipts taxes gen-
erally, by adding thereto Section 203.011, relating to tax
upon gross receipts of public service corporations where re-
sale is made by municipalities.



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reapportion the representation as required by this amendment
before its adjournment (and such extraordinary session so
called for reapportionment shall not be limited to expire at
the end of twenty (20) days or at all, until reapportionment
is affected, and shall consider no business other than such
reapportionment.)
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Campbell of Okaloosa-
H. B. No. 16-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
812, Florida Statutes, by the addition of Section 812.13, to
provide a penalty for failure to apply certain taxes and fees
collected from another by any lending agency.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Messrs. Campbell of Okaloosa and Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 17-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to com-
pensation of jurors; amending Section 40.24, Florida Statutes,
as affecting compensation of jurors of county judge's courts
and mileage of jurors; and repealing Section 41.08, Florida
Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Mr. Campbell of Okaloosa-
H. B. No. 18-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Oka-
loosa County, Florida, providing for apportionment of road
and bridge maintenance funds among the commissioner dis-
tricts in accordance with the number of miles of roads and
number of bridges therein, and providing effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 18.
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. Cook .of Flagler and Stratton of Nassau-
H. B. No. 19-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the
Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission to issue cer-
tificates of public convenience and necessity to persons op-
erating or constructing any line, facility, or system, or ex-
tension thereof, used in furnishing telephone service within
this State; Providing the procedure therefore; Prescribing pen-
alties for violations; and for other purposes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Utilities.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 20-A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the
present municipal government of the town of Bunnell, in
Flagler County, State of Florida, and to organize, incorporate
and establish a city government therefore, and to prescribe the
jurisdiction, powers and functions of said municipality.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 20.
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. Morgan, Mahon and Westberry of Duval-

H. B. No. 21-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter











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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Shepperd of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 22-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
283.02, Florida Statutes, relating to public printing contracts
by authorizing a member of the Florida legislature to receive
such a contract when submitting the lowest competitive bid
therefore.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Printing.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 23-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section 642.04(2), Florida Statutes, relating to group accident
and sickness insurance, and Section 642.06, Florida Statutes,
relating to blanket sickness and accident insurance, as follows:
By adding to said Subsection 642.04(2) a provision that cover-
age may be issued to dependents of those specifically now de-
scribed as subject to coverage, and providing for a single group
policy coverage for employees of corporations under common
control; by adding to Section 642.06 a new subsection to be
designated as Subsection (5) providing for blanket sickness
and accident insurance coverage for those attending summer
camps or other meetings held for religious, instructive or
recreational purposes by described organizations, individuals,
firms or corporations; and fixing the effective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 24-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
625.02, Florida Statutes 1951; relating to the amount and par
value of capital stock of insurance and surety companies or-
ganized under the laws of this state.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 25-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to invest-
ment of life insurance company funds; specifying securities
eligible for investments of reserves and capital; providing
penalty for violation of the provisions of this act; repealing
all laws in conflict herewith, and declaring that it shall be-
come effective on October 1, 1953.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Fiduciary.
By Messrs. Cook of Flagler, Johnson of Hillsborough, Turl-
ington of Alachua, Mitts and Sheppard of Lee, Atkinson and
Ballinger of Leon, McLaren, Petersen and Shaffer of Pinellas,
Conner of Bradford, Washburne of Sarasota, Alexander of
Liberty, Jones of Madison, Griffin of Osceola, Burwell and
David of Broward, Andrews of Union, Stimmell of Martin,
Duncan of Lake, Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee, Floyd and Fascell
of Dade, Ayres of Marion, Cobb of Volusia, Getzen of Sumter,
Stratton of Nassau and Fuqua of Manatee-
H. B. No. 26-A bill to be entitled An Act to protect the
interest of the public with respect to insurance agents and
solicitors; to regulate the conduct of the business of insurance
agents and solicitors; to designate the State Treasurer as
State Insurance Commissioner; to provide for the examining
and licensing of insurance agents or solicitors by the Insurance
Commissioner; to vest necessary power and authority in the
Insurance Commissioner to administer this act, and to that
end to adopt and enforce all necessary and proper rules and
regulations; to define certain terms used herein; to provide
for the denial, revocation or suspension of such licenses; to
provide penalties for violation of any provisions of this act;
to provide for judicial review of the acts of the Insurance
Commissioner; to provide for certain revisions in Chapter 627,
Florida Statutes, 1951; providing for an appropriation; to re-
peal all other laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 27-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
635.24(4), Florida Statutes, describing an insurable group life



insurance policy to trustees of a fund established by employers



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section (1) of Section 821.36, Florida Statutes, regulating the
dumping of garbage and rubbish, by extending the prohibited
areas to include state designated highways, county roads, city
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and labor unions, by amending the first paragraph of said
sub-section (4) to provide that such employers and labor
unions are combined for the purpose of establishing said
trust fund.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 28-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
634.06, Florida Statutes relating to an investigation and exami-
nation of prospective insurance agents and duties of commis-
sioner in connection therewith by adding a sub-section to be
numbered sub-section (3), providing that insurers keep on file
detailed credit and character reports on individuals qualifying
as agents for the first time and to furnish the commissioner
such information as he may reasonably require; to renumber
the present sub-section (3) as sub-section (4).
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 29-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (4) of Section 634.07, Florida Statutes 1951, relating
to examination of life insurance agents in those instances
where a license is applied for to represent an insurer author-
ized to transact an accident and health, as well as a life in-
surance business.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Messrs. Fascell, Floyd and Okell of Dade, Williams and
Cleveland of Seminole-
H. B. No. 30-A bill to be entitled An Act making the hold-
ing, owning, or having in possession of or paying the tax for
a Federal Wagering Occupational Tax Stamp prima facie evi-
dence of violation of the Florida laws against gambling.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 31-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
627.55(6), 627.57, 627.59(3), 627.61 and 627.62, Florida Statutes
1951, relating to the placing of fire, casualty or surety insur-
ance with insurers not admitted to do business in this state;
redefining certain definitions; clarifying the rights of duly
licensed resident agents relative thereto; providing that an
exact copy of any policy, cover note or contract of insurance
so placed shall be filed with the Insurance Commissioner
within sixty days after it is issued; requiring certain informa-
tion to be stamped on policies, cover notes or contracts; pro-
viding that the Commissioner shall approve such companies;
fixing minimum financial requirements of such companies,
and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Jernigan of Escambia-
H. B. No. 32-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sub-
section (7) of Section 372.57, Florida Statutes, relating to
fishing, hunting and trapping license: by providing that
hunting licenses for residents of the state at large shall be
five dollars.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Boyd moved that House Bill No. 32, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation .also be re-
ferred to the Committee on Game & Fresh Water Fish.
The motion was agreed to and House Bill No. 32 was ordered
jointly referred to the Committees on Finance & Taxation and
Game & Fresh Water Fish.
By Mr. Jernigan of Escambia-
H. B. No. 33-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sub-










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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the Charlotte, Ayres of Marion, Boyd of Lake, Moody, Gibbons
Committee on Public Roads & Highways. and Johnson of Hillsborough, Land of Orange, Cross of Alachua,
and Patton of Franklin-
By Mr. Jernigan of Escambia-
H. B. No. 35-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
H. B. No. 34-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section prescribing the procedure for civil proceedings to compel the
372.571, Florida Statutes, and paragraph one of Section 373.57, support of dependent wives and children within and without
Florida Statutes, relating to fishing licenses and expiration the State of Florida.
date thereof; by providing that fishing licenses shall expire The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
one year from date of issue. Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the Mr. Cobb moved that the House do now adjourn to recon-
Committee on Game & Fresh Water Fish. vene at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.
By Messrs. Floyd, Fascell and Okell of Dade, Williams of The motion was agreed to.
Seminole, David and Burwell of Broward, Morgan and West- Thereupon at the hour of 1:37 P.M. the House stood ad-
berry of Duval, Rood and Fuqua of Manatee, Hathaway of journed until 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.



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Thursday, April 9, 1953



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



Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross



Crowder
Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones, E. B.
Keezel
Knight



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Moody
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts
Rood



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stewart
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr



Excused: Messrs. Usina and McFarland.
A quorum present.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Lee
Davidson, Chaplain:
Great Father, we thank thee for the spirit of democracy
which prevails in our land; the freedom to think and to
speak according to the dictates of our conscience. Grant that
we may never lose nor abuse this privilege.
Give us the courage of our convictions, and the ability to
clearly express those convictions.
May we never forget that we have an allegiance to Thee,
as well as to our fellow men.
This day, Dear Father, keep us physically strong, mentally
awake, and morally straight. In His name we pray. Amen.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Wednesday, April 8, was ordered corrected
as follows:
On page 21, column 2, strike out lines 23 and 24, counting
from the top of the page, and add the following in lieu thereof:
"3. Correction of the Journal
4. Motion Relating to Committee References"
The Journal for Wednesday, April 8, was corrected, and as
corrected was approved.
MOTIONS RELATING TO COMMITTEE REFERENCES
Mr. Ayres moved that House Bill No. 13 be withdrawn from
the Committee on Judiciary-Criminal and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Moody requested that House Bill No. 26, which was
referred to the Committee on Insurance, be also referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
Under Rule 47, it was so ordered.
Mr. Ayres asked to be made a co-introducer of House Bill
No. 17.



Without objection, it was so ordered.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Speaker announced the following changes in member-
ship of standing Committees:
Mr. Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee has resigned from the Com-
mittee on Public Printing and has been appointed to member-
ship on the Committee on Livestock.
Mr. Shepperd of St. Johns has resigned from the Committee
on Public Utilities and has been appointed to membership on
the Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia has resigned from the Com-
mittee on State Publicity and has been appointed to member-
ship on the Committee on Livestock.
Mr. Williams of Hardee has resigned from the Committee
on Personnel and has been appointed to membership on the
Committee on Livestock.
Miss Pearce of Highlands has resigned from the Committee
on Social Security and the Committee on Game & Fresh Water
Fish and has been appointed to membership on the Committee
on Citrus Fruit and the Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS,
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
H. B. No. 36-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
40.24, and to repeal Section 41.08, Florida Statutes, relating
to compensation of jurors by providing for an increase in com-
pensation of certain jurors.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Judiciary-Civil and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Shaffer, McLaren and Petersen of Pinellas, and
Washburne and Bartholomew of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 37-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to schools;
providing for collection of tuition fees by the several county
boards of public instruction from nonresidents of Florida en-
tering pupils in the public schools of Florida; providing the
manner of computing such fees; authorizing rules and regu-
lations for the administration of this act; and appropriating
monies collected; defining the term nonresident as used in this
act; providing for certain exemptions from the terms of this
act; providing that this act shall go into effect in the respec-
tive counties in the State of Florida upon an affirmative vote
of a majority of the qualified electors voting in any general
or biennial election held in the respective counties; and pro-
viding a penalty for the violation of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Public Schools and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Shaffer, McLaren and Petersen of Pinellas, and
Washburne and Bartholomew of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 38-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for a
lien for reasonable unpaid charges upon settlement of claims
of patients for injuries sustained in favor of the hospital or
other institution wherein such patient is treated for such in-
juries and providing procedure for collection of such lien.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
By Messrs. Shaffer, McLaren and Petersen of Pinellas, and
Washburne and Bartholomew of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 39-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
741.07, Florida Statutes, relating to persons authorized to
solemnize matrimony by adding a provision validating Quaker
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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-General.
By Mr. McFarlin of Jackson-
H. B. No. 40-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
1.02, Florida Statutes, relating to legal time.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Mr. McFarlin of Jackson-
H. B. No. 41-A bill to be entitled An Act creating a state
purchasing department under the control and administration
of certain state officers as an executive board; and prescribing
its powers and duties.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Governmental Reorganization and Appropri-
ations.
By Mr. McFarlin of Jackson-
H. B. No. 42-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that
bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates issued
under authority of Section 18, Article XII of the State Con-
stitution, shall be security for all public deposits, and legal
investments for the state and public officers, municipal corpo-
rations, political subdivisions and public bodies, all banks,
bankers, trust companies, savings banks, building and loan
associations, savings and loan associations, investment com-
panies and all other persons carrying on a banking business,
all insurance companies, insurance associations and other
persons carrying on an insurance business, and all executors,
administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries; pro-
viding accumulative effect of act and the effective date
thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Fiduciary.
By Mr. McFarlin of Jackson-
H. B. No. 43-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to savings
banks; adding Section 654.001 to Chapter 654, Florida Statutes,
to provide for the incorporation of savings banks.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Mr Crowder of Polk-
I. B. No. 44-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend para-
graph one of Section 516.14, Florida Statutes, relating to in-
terest rates charged by small loan businesses; by reducing the
interest rate to two per cent per month.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Messrs. David of Broward and Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 45-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to pro-
ceedings supplemental to eminent domain; amending Section
74.01, Florida Statutes, relating to the filing by the State of
Florida and other public agencies of a declaration of taking
in eminent domain court proceedings, by providing also for
such filing in such proceedings by any department or board
of any municipality and by rural electric cooperatives and
public utilities having the statutory power of eminent domain
for the purpose of securing rights of way, easements or other
properties for municipal, rural electric cooperative or public
utility purposes; repealing conflicting laws; and fixing the ef-
fective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Utilities.

Mr. Fascell asked to be recorded present.
By Messrs. Duncan of Lake, McFarlin of Jackson, Fee of
St. Lucie, Sweeny and Cobb of Volusia, Ayres of Marion,
Stewart of Hendry, Cook of Flagler, Turlington of Alachua,
Land and Keezel of Orange-
H. B. No. 46-A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate banks
and trust companies; creating a Department of Banking,
defining its powers and duties, providing for the organization,
consolidation, merger, conversion, dissolution, reorganization
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certain practices; providing criminal penalties and injunctive
relief and repealing certain laws in conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Mr. Akridge of Brevard-
H. B. No. 47-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County, Florida,
to carry public liability and property damage insurance on
county owned or leased and operated automotive equipment,
as defined, to pay the premiums for such insurance, and author-
izing suit to be brought against the county in connection with
liability covered by such insurance.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 47.
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. Andrews of Union-
H. B. No. 48-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
state officials and employees retirement system; amending Sec-
tions 121.001, 121.08 and 121.10, Florida Statutes, pertaining
to age and amount of retirement benefits; refund of contribu-
tions in lieu of retirement benefits; and to distribution of
contributions of a deceased state official or employee.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims & State Pensions.
By Mr. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 49-A bill to be entitled An Act Relating to the
Assessment, Levying and Collection of Taxes upon the Estates
of Decedents; Amending Chapter 198, Florida Statutes 1951;
Providing for the Taxation of Certain Intangible Property of
the Estates of Nonresident Decedents; Specifying When Estate
Tax Returns Shall be Filed; Providing for the Time for Paying
Estate Taxes; Fixing the Rate of Interest Payable on Delin-
quent Estate Taxes; Fixing the Time Within Which Estate
Taxes Shall be Determined and Assessed; and Fixing the Time
for Discharging Estates of Decedents from Estate Tax Liability.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary Fiduciary.
Mr. Surles moved that House Bill No. 49, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary-Fiduciary, be also re-
ferred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.

By Mr. Varn of Hernando-
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 50-A RESOLU-
TION DESIGNATING JANUARY 13 THROUGH JANUARY
19, AS STEPHEN FOSTER MEMORIAL WEEK.
WHEREAS, Stephen Collins Foster, the composer of over
200 songs or musical compositions is recognized as the Father
of American Folk Music, and,
WHEREAS, the State of Florida by Act of the 1935 Legis-
lature designated Foster's "Suwannee River" or "Old Folks
At Home" as the official song of the state; and,
WHEREAS, the State of Florida with the sponsorship and
cooperation of the Florida federation of music clubs has set
aside a park of 243 acres on the banks of the Suwannee River
at White Springs and constructed a memorial to Stephen
Collins Foster therein. This memorial is in the form of a
museum with eight third dimensional dioramas depicting his
songs, and hundreds of valuable and interesting items of
Fosterania; including documents, musical scores, manuscripts,
books and portraits; and,
WHEREAS, the Stephen Foster Memorial Corporation, with
the endorsement of both the National and Florida Federation
of Music has secured by Act of the 82nd Congress the designa-



tion of January 13th of each year as Stephen Foster Memorial
"Day for the purpose of calling upon the people throughout
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monies, pilgrimages to his Shrine, and musical programs
featuring his compositions; and,
WHEREAS, the Stephen Foster Memorial Corporation of
the Florida federation of music clubs is now working toward
the construction of an amphitheatre adequate and suitable
for music festivals, folk festivals, choir festivals, and programs
featuring Americana; and,
WHEREAS, the Florida federation of music clubs has and
does plan to present each year a series of varied musical pro-
grams and festivals, including, the Stephen Foster Ball and
Coronation of "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair", and,
WHEREAS, it is the determination of this legislature that
the setting aside of one week of the year in honor of the
memory of Stephen Collins Foster, whose music has gladdened
the heart of generations of Floridians, is a fitting tribute to
the memory of this great and beloved personage, NOW,
THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:
The week of January 13 through January 19 each year shall
be set aside and designated as Stephen Foster Memorial Week,
in order that such period out of the days of each year shall be
devoted to memorial tributes to Stephen Collins Foster, and
for the purpose of enabling the clubs and musical units of
the Florida federation of music clubs to plan pilgrimages and
to present a series of musical programs and festivals for the
enjoyment and cultural enrichment of our citizens, and the
many visitors within our midst.
-which was read the first time in full and ordered referred
to the Committee on Resolutions.
By Messrs. Getzen of Sumter, and Conner of Bradford-
H. B. No. 51-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
604.20, Florida Statutes, relating to bonds required of dealers
in agricultural products.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.
By Messrs. Varn of Hernando, Ayres of Marion, Turlington
of Alachua, David of Broward, Cleveland of Seminole, Gleaton
of Citrus, Mahon of Duval, Costin of Gulf, Williams of Pasco
and McFarlin of Jackson-
H. B. No. 52-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
317.06, Florida Statutes, relating to traffic control signal
legends and devices and the regulation of traffic on highways.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 53-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
motor vehicle driver education and instruction in the public
schools of Florida; making an appropriation for such purpose
and prescribing the basis of allocation of such funds.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Health & Safety and Appropriations.
Mr. Surles moved that House Bill No. 53, which was referred
to the Committees on Public Health & Safety and Appropria-
tions. also be referred to the Committee of Education-Public
Schools.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 54-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
440.57 Florida Statutes 1951, relating to pooling liabilities
under Workmen's Compensation Law; declaring such pools to
constitute the business of insurance; providing that two or
more employers may pool their liabilities to qualify as self
insurers only after compliance with Chapter 628 Florida
Statutes 1951, and all applicable insurance laws of Florida;
providing for certification of such compliance by Insurance
Commissioner to Florida Industrial Commission before ap-
proval of agreement to pool liabilities; repealing all laws in
conflict herewith, and providing an effective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the



Committee on Workmen's Compensation.



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By Mr. Ballinger of Leon-
H. B. No. 62-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the per diem



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By Mr. Getzen of Sumter-
H. B. No. 55-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
317.38, Florida Statutes, relating to automotive turning, signals
by hand or arm or signal device by adding thereto an addi-
tional subsection requiring mechanical signals for all vehicles
capable of being enclosed.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
By Messrs. Burwell and David of Broward, Morgan of Duval,
Stimmell of Martin, Boyd of Lake, and Costin of Gulf-
H. B. No. 56--A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
assessment of goods, wares and merchandise for tax purposes
on the basis of not to exceed one-half of the average inventory
value for the previous year and to repeal Section 192.05, Flor-
ida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 57-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
704.01, 704.02, 704.03, Florida Statutes, 1949, relating to ease-
ments and providing for the use and maintenance of easements
over certain lands when any land desired for use as a dwelling
or for agricultural or stockraising purposes has no practical
route of egress and ingress.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Messrs. Burwell and David of Broward-
H. B. No. 58-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
records kept by the clerks of the circuit courts; providing for
an alternative system of one general book and one index
thereto; providing that certified copies of this one "official
records" book become a lien or notice in the same manner
as other records now kept.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Messrs. Burwell and David of Broward-
H. B. No. 59-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to coun-
ties having a population of not less than eighty thousand (80,-
000) nor more than one hundred thousand (100,000) according
to the latest official census; providing for additional beverage
licenses.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Messrs. Burwell and David of Broward-
H. B. No. 60-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
286.17, Florida Statutes, providing additional duties of the
Florida State Advertising Commission in promoting and de-
veloping ports in the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on State Publicity.
By Mr. Dekle of Taylor-
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 61- APPOINTMENT OF A
COMMITTEE TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL OF THE HONOR-
ABLE D. C. JONES.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the Speaker of the House of Representatives do appoint
a committee of three members of the House of Representatives,
who shall attend the funeral of the Honorable D. C. Jones
as representatives of this body; and that the expenses of the
members of said committee be defrayed as provided by law.
That such committee shall make a report to the House of
Representatives of its attendance at this sad and solemn
occasion.
-which was read in full.
Mr. Dekle moved the adoption of the resolution.
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and traveling expenses of state officers and employees when
traveling on state business.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs. Floyd of Dade, Ballinger and Atkinson of Leon-
H. B. No. 63-A bill to be entitled An Act declaring certain
blind and partially sighted persons who are licensed vending
stand operators by the Florida Council For the Blind to be
state employees and entitled to the benefits of the state officers
and employees retirement system; providing for an election
of the benefits of this act; that blindness shall not constitute
a retirable disability for such employees as are contemplated
by this act and that participation in the state officers and
employees retirement system by subsequently employed or
licensed vending stand operators shall be compulsory.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims & State Pensions.
By Mr. Knight of Calhoun--
H. B. No. 64-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief
of Mrs. Alyse Fields for the death of her husband, James R.
Fields, while employed as a Florida wildlife officer; providing
for the payment by the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion of the State of Florida, of compensation due Mrs. Alyse
Fields for the death of her husband, James R. Fields.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims & State Pensions and Appropriations.
By Mr. David of Broward-
H. B. No. 65-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
solicitation of funds for charitable purposes or otherwise; pro-
viding certain restrictions and prohibition; and providing a
penalty for the violation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary -Criminal.
By Mr, David of Broward-
H. B. No. 66-A bill to be entitled An Act extending and
enlarging the corporate limits of the city of Hollywood, in the
County of Broward, and State of Florida, and to give said
city of Hollywood jurisdiction over the territory embraced in
said extension, and repealing all laws or parts of laws in
conflict.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 66.
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. Bryant and Ayres of Marion, Morgan and Mahon
of Duval, Campbell of Okaloosa, Costin of Gulf, Williams of
Seminole, and Mashburn of Bay-
H. B. No. 67-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to small
loans, amending Sections 516.17, Florida Statutes, 1949, by re-
pealing that provision thereof imposing certain duties of the
employer on behalf of the creditor of any person giving an
assignment of or order for the payment of salary, wages,
commissions or other compensation for services to secure a
loan of three hundred dollars or less.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
Mr. Mahon asked to be made a co-introducer of House
Bill No. 67.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Bryant and Ayres of Marion--
H. B. No. 68-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
372, Florida Statutes, relating to fish and game by a section
to be numbered 372.27 prohibiting the taking of fish in certain
designated waters in Marion County.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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By Messrs. Duncan of Lake, Turlington and Cross of Alachua,
Ayres of Marion, Burwell and David of Broward, Westberry
and Mahon of Duval, Stokes and Mashburn of Bay, Crews of
Baker, Pearce of Wakulla, Patton of Franklin, Pruitt of Jef-
ferson, Costin of Gulf, Alexander of Liberty, Andrews of
Union, Roberts of Suwannee, Ballinger and Atkinson of Leon,

McFarland and Inman of Gadsden, Knight of Calhoun, Webb
of Washington, Burke of Walton, Campbell of Okaloosa, Jerni-
gan and Darby of Escambia, Pittman of Santa Rosa, Andrews
of Holmes, Jones of Madison, McAlpin of Hamilton, Medlock
of Lafayette, Griner of Dixie, Lancaster of Gilchrist, Marsh-
burn of Levy, Dekle of Taylor, Burton and Akridge of Brevard,
Saunders of Clay, Cook of Flagler, Land and Keezel of Orange,
Crowder and Surles of Polk, Fuqua and Rood of Manatee,
Bartholomew and Washburne of Sarasota, Hathaway of Char-
lotte, Smith of DeSoto, Williams of Pasco, Stratton of Nassau,
Conner of Bradford, McLaren and Shaffer of Pinellas,
Sheppard of Lee, Varn of Hernando, Shepperd of St.
Johns, Fee of St. Lucie, Gleaton of Citrus, Papy of Monroe,
Peeples of Glades, Cleveland of Seminole, Stimmell of Martin,
Getzen of Sumter, Smith of Indian River, Elliott and Bollinger
of Palm Beach, Stewart of Hendry, Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee
and Miss Pearce of Highlands-
H. B. No. 69-A bill to be entitled An Act to specifically
appropriate monies for the construction, equipping and furn-
ishing of a medical and nursing school as provided by Section
241.471, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs. Jernigan and Darby of Escambia-
H. B. No. 70-A bill to be entitled An Act designating the
Escambia County Health Department the agency for the in-
spection of plumbing and enforcement of the provisions of
Chapter 553, Florida Statutes, 1951, known as "Florida Plumb-
ing Control Act of 1951", In Escambia County; to provide for
the employment of plumbing inspectors and providing for the
deposit and expenditure of inspection fees.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 70.
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. Jernigan and Darby of Escambia-
H. B. No. 71-A bill to be entitled An Act to combine
and co-ordinate public health services in Escambia County,
Florida for the prevention of disease and the protection of
public welfare of the people of Escambia County; prescribing
its powers and duties; to provide for an advisory commission
to the Escambia County Health Department and prescribing its
duties; providing for the appropriation of funds by Escambia
County to pay the cost of maintaining and operating the
Escambia County Health Department, for the benefit of the
citizens of Escambia County and the City of Pensacola; re-
pealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith, providing
nothing herein shall limit or repeal the authority of the State
Board of Health; and fixing the effective date of this act.
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. Jernigan and Darby of Escambia-
H. B. No. 72-A bill to be entitled An Act to co-ordinate
garbage and rubbish collection and septic tank cleaning and
disposal in Escambia County, Florida for the prevention of



disease; defining garbage, rubbish and excreta, establishing
the authority of the Escambia County Health Department, the
permitting of garbage collectors, rubbish collectors and septic
tank cleaners, and repealing all laws or parts of laws in con-
flict herewith, and fixing the effective date of this act.
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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.
REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES
The Chairmen of the following standing committees an-
nounced that their Committees are now organized and ready
to transact business:
County Government; Executive Communications; Finance &
Taxation; Military & Veterans Affairs; and State Institutions.
CONSIDERATION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
FOR SECOND READING
H. B. No. 9-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chapter
205, Florida Statutes by adding thereto a new section to be
known and designated as Section 205.432, providing that a
foreign insurer doing business in this state and which main-
tains in this state a regional home office, as defined, shall be
entitled to certain credits and deductions upon and with
respect to taxes imposed against such insurer by Subsection
(2) of Section 205.43, Florida Statutes, as described.
-was taken up.

Mr. Mahon moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 9 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 9 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Mahon moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 9 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. 9 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Nays:
Darby
Yeas-85.
Nays-2.



Cross
Crowded
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Hathaway
Inman
Johnson
Jones
Keezel
Knight


Jernigan



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Moody
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts
Rood



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr
Zelmenovitz



So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Morgan moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 9 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
Mr. Cobb 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 10:58 A.M., the House stood
adjourned until 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.



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Friday, April 10, 1953



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 Zrowder Lancaster Pruitt
Akridge David Land Roberts
Alexander Dekle Mahon Saunders
Andrews, J. E. Dowda Marshburn Shaffer
Andrews, G. F. Dukes Mashburn Sheppard, W.O.
Atkinson Duncan McAlpin Shepperd, C.E.
'Ayres Elliott McFarland Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Ballinger Fascell McFarlin Stimmell
Bartholomew Fee McLaren Stokes
Bedenbaugh Floyd Medlock Stratton
Bollinger Fuqua Mitts Surles
Boyd Getzen Moody Sweeny
Burke Gibbons Morgan Turlington
Burton Gleaton Murray Varn
Burwell Griffin Okell Washburne
Campbell Hathaway Papy Webb
Cleveland Inman Patton Westberry
Cobb Jernigan Pearce, Edna Williams, G.W.
Conner Johnson Pearce, Moody Williams,J.R.A.
Cook Jones Peeples
Crews Keezel Petersen
Cross Knight Pittman
Excused: Messrs. Usina, Darby, Rood, Smith of DeSoto,
Costin, Zelmenovitz and Griner.
A quorum present.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Lee
Davidson, Chaplain:
Dear Heavenly Father, make us conscious of Thy Presence
in this House today. We need patience, poise, and inward
peace. Grant us the soothing tranquility of thy spirit.
Father, when we become torn between divided loyalties, help
us to remember that a clear conscience, and a pure heart are
the most precious possessions of mankind.
Bless us this day with strong bodies, sound minds, and
clean hearts.
In the name of the Great Physician we pray. AMEN.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Thursday, April 9, was ordered corrected
and as corrected was approved.
The Journal for Tuesday, April 7, was ordered further
corrected as follows:
On page 9, column 2, line 35, counting from the top of
the page, after "E. B. McFarland," insert "B. E. Shaffer,".
The Journal for Tuesday, April 7, as further corrected was
approved.
MOTIONS RELATING TO COMMITTEE REFERENCES
Mr. Campbell requested that House Bill No. 17, which was
referred to the Committee on Judiciary-Civil, be also re-
ferred to the Committee on Appropriations.
Under Rule 47, it was so ordered.
Mr. David moved that House Bill No. 37, which was re-
ferred to the Committees on Education-Public Schools and
Appropriations, be withdrawn from the Committee on Ap-
propriations and referred to the Committee on Finance &
Taxation.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Ayres moved that House Bill No. 12, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary-Civil, also be referred
to the Committee on Insurance,



The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Speaker announced the following changes in member-
ship of standing Committees:
Mr. Smith of DeSoto has resigned from the Committee on
Resolutions and has been appointed to membership on the
Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.
Mr. Land of Orange has resigned from the Committee on
Enrolling and has been appointed to membership on the
Committee on Game and Fresh Water Fish.
Mr. Inman of Gadsden has resigned from the Committee
on Engrossing and has been appointed to membership on the
Committee on Livestock.
Mr. Varn of Hernando has resigned from the Committee
on Education-Higher Learning and has been appointed to
membership on the Committee on Education-Public Schools.
Mr. Knight of Calhoun has resigned from the Committee on
Statutory Revision and has been appointed to membership on
the Committee on Game and Fresh Water Fish.
The Chairmen of the following standing committees an-
nounced that their committees are now organized and ready
to transact business:
Enrolling, Engrossing, and Resolutions.
COMMUNICATIONS
As required by Section 16 (d) of Article IX of the Constitu-
tion of Florida, I hand you herewith a statement of expenses
of the State Board of Administration for the period April 1,
1951 to March 31, 1953.
Please acknowledge receipt of this statement.
Sincerely yours,
Ralph A. Potts
Executive Director
The report referred to above was ordered filed in the office
of the Chief Clerk.
Mr. Williams of Seminole asked to be recorded present.
I am sending you, under separate cover, a copy of Report
No. 3826 which was made on the audit of the accounts of the
State Road Department as of December 31, 1951.
This report is being sent to you in accordance with the pro-
visions of Section 341.13, Florida Statutes, which requires that
a copy of the annual state audit of the State Road Department
be filed with your office for the use and benefit of the members
of the legislature.
Sincerely yours,
Bryan Willis
State Auditor
The report referred to above was ordered filed in the office
of the Chief Clerk.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS,
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Alexander of Liberty-
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 73-A RESO-
LUTION RELATING TO PUBLIC WELFARE: AUTHORIZ-
ING APPOINTMENT OF A JOINT COMMITTEE TO CON-
DUCT STUDIES FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN AND TO MAKE
INVESTIGATIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATION THEREOF
IN FLORIDA.



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WHEREAS, the administration and dispensation of public
welfare including aid to dependent children, the blind and
the aged, in Florida is from the standpoint of efficiency in
administration and amount of such aid given, at a deplorably
low level as compared to the other states of the United States,
and
WHEREAS, members of this body have been advised re-
peatedly upon inquiry by those in authority in the administra-
tion of welfare in Florida that certain proposed improvements
in the welfare system of this state if carried out would result
in the curtailment of federal funds, and
WHEREAS, upon examination of the laws, rules, regula-
tions and reports relating to public welfare aid and adminis-
tration in other states, notably the state of California, it has
been determined that the very improvements proposed in
Florida, which advisedly would result in federal curtailment,
are in existence in such states and have been for some years
without such disastrous results, and
WHEREAS, the most intelligent and propitious means of
bringing this situation into the open and determining what is
wrong with the administration of public welfare in this state,
and finding out what can lawfully be done without endanger-
ing the contributions of the federal government, to improve
and increase the same, is by a thorough examination of exist-
ing conditions and a study of the systems in use in more pro-
gressive states in this field by this legislature,
NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CONCUR-
RING:
Section 1. A joint committee of five members of the 1953
session of the legislature shall be appointed, three of whom
shall be members of the house of representatives and ap-
pointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, and
two of whom shall be senators and appointed by the president
of the senate, who shall be appointed for the period of the
1953 legislature and if necessary, during the interim prior to
the 1955 session of the legislature, and who shall receive no
compensation, except they shall be reimbursed their actual
expenses as provided by law for state officers and employees.

Section 2. It shall be the duty of the committee to do all
things necessary in order to acquaint this legislature with
conditions existent in the administration of the public wel-
fare including aid to the blind, dependent children and the
aged, and to recommend changes in the existing laws, rules
and regulations, and the execution thereof, of any nature that
would be in the interests of economy as well as beneficial to
the recipients of the public welfare in Florida.
Section 3. The committee shall have all the powers and
authorities as provided in sections 11.08, 11.09, and 11.10,
Florida Statutes, as to the conduct of public hearings. The
committee is authorized and directed to assemble such data,
by whatever means is necessary, such as administering oaths
or affirmations, issuing subpoenas of all types, holding public
hearings, and other proper and necessary action in the execu-
tion of the purposes of this resolution.
Section 4. The committee shall cause to be made a study
of the welfare and old age assistance laws of other states,
which have been accepted by the federal government, as com-
pared to the laws of Florida, in view of:
(a) Standards of evaluation of needs of pension recipients
and interpretation thereof.
(b) Standards of evaluation to determine ability of rela-
tives to assist recipient.
(c) Minimum and maximum pension grants.
(d) Study of administrative costs to the end of economic
savings in the simplification of applications and processing
forms and the elimination of "red tape" and the use of simpler
and more efficient forms.



(e) To eliminate all possible embarrassment to applicants
and recipients, as to investigations, processing and reviewing
of claims.



(f) Evaluation of real and personal property and assets
in determination of eligibility of applicant for aid.
(g) Laws of other states relating to nursing homes and
institutional care of dependent children.
(h) To investigate, report and recommend on any other
facts or factors affecting the well being of the aged, blind,
indigent and unfortunate residents of the state.
Section 5. The committee shall report its findings and
recommendations in as complete form as time will allow to
the 1953 session of the legislature. However, the investigations
and activities of the committee, if deemed necessary, shall be
carried on after the adjournment of the 1953 session of the
legislature reporting to the 1955 legislature and the full co-
operation of all state and county boards, officers or other
persons affected that may be called upon for assistance is
hereby directed.
Section 6. The committee may use any funds provided by
law, or that are in the state treasury, not otherwise appropri-
ated, for the use of committees or interim committees of the
legislature in performing its duties under the provisions of this
resolution.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to -the
Committee on Resolutions.
By Mr. McFarlin of Jackson-
H. B. No. 74-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
whenever any form of bid on any proposed public contract re-
quires a good faith deposit of a certified check, to accompany
the bid, such requirement shall be satisfied by deposit of either
a certified check, a cashier's check, treasurer's check or bank
draft of any national or state bank.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Messrs. Johnson, Gibbons and Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 75-A bill to be entitled An Act known as the Heal-
ing Art Identification Act; defining the healing art; prescribing
methods of identification of the kind, branch or system of the
healing art of practitioners in the professional use of their
names; requiring other persons using the title "Doctor" as a
trade or professional asset to designate the authority under
which such title is used; requiring practitioner of the healing
art to have a sign at office or place of business designating the
kind, branch or system of healing art he is licensed to practice
and prescribing such sign; prescribing and requiring identifica-
tion and designation of kind, branch or system of healing art
which may be practiced within or in connection with private
clinics and hospitals; prescribing methods of enforcement of
the act; prescribing penalties for violations; repealing section
458.14, Florida Statutes, 1951, and other laws or parts of laws
in conflict with the act; providing a saving clause; and pre-
scribing effective date of the act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
Mr. Okell moved that House Bill No. 75, which was referred
to the Committee on Public Health and Safety, also be referred
to the Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Johnson moved that the motion be laid on the table.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to lay on the table,
the result was:
Yeas:
Akridge David Johnson Petersen
Alexander Dekle Jones Roberts
Ayres Dukes Land Shaffer
Boyd Duncan Marshburn Shepperd, C.E.
Burton Fuqua Mashburn Stimmell
Burwell Gibbons McFarlin Stokes
Campbell Gleaton Medlock Varn
Conner Hathaway Moody Williams,J.R.A.



Cross Jernigan Pearce, Moody



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Nays:
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bollinger
Cleveland
Crews
Crowder



Dowda
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Griffin
Inman
Keezel
Knight



Lancaster
Mahon
McAlpin
McFarland
McLaren
Mitts
Okell
Patton
Pruitt



Saunders
Sheppard, W.O.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Washburne
Westberry
Williams,V.A.Jr



Yeas-35.
Nays-36.
The motion to lay on the table was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Okell that
House Bill No. 75, which was referred to the Committee on
Public Health & Safety, also be referred to the Committee on
Judiciary-Criminal.
A roll call was ordered.



When the vote was taken on the motion
House Bill No. 75, the result was:
Yeas:



Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ballinger
Bollinger
Cleveland
Crews
Crowder
Dowda
Nays:
Akridge
Alexander
Ayres
Bartholomew
Boyd
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Conner



Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Gibbons
Gleaton
Inman
Jernigan
Keezel


Cross
David
Dekle
Dukes
Duncan
Fuqua
Hathaway
Johnson
Jones, E. B.



Knight
Lancaster
Mahon
McFarland
Mitts
Murray
Okell
Patton
Pruitt



Land
Marshburn
Mashburn
McFarlin
Medlock
Moody
Pearce, Moody
Petersen
Roberts



to jointly refer



Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Varn
Westberry
Williams,V.A.Jr


Saunders
Shepperd, C.E.
Stimmell
Stokes
Washburne
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A,



Yeas-36.
Nays-34.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
By Mr. Rood of Manatee-
I. B. No. 76-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to motor
fuels, definitions; amending Section 207.01, subsection (5),
Florida Statutes, defining distributor.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Rood of Manatee--
H. B. No. 77-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
208, Florida Statutes, relating to taxes on gasoline and like
products by adding a new Section 208.061, Florida Statutes,
construing distributor responsibility for payment or collection
of tax under Chapters 207 and 208, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. Land and Keezel of Orange, Turlington of
Alachua, David of Broward, Varn of Hernando, Bollinger of
Palm Beach, Duncan of Lake, Bartholomew and Washburne
of Sarasota, McLaren, Shaffer and Petersen of Pinellas, Okell,
Floyd and Fascell of Dade--
H. B. No. 78-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to in-
vestment of fiduciary funds; amending Sections 518.01, 518.06,
518.07 and 518.09, Florida Statutes, by eliminating therefrom
investments by executors, administrators, trustees, guardians



(except guardians investing funds received from the Veter-
ans Administration); adding Sections 518.10 through 518.14,
Florida Statutes, to provide for investments by said executors,
administrators, trustees, and guardians; repealing Sections
518.02 through 518.05, Florida Statutes, and providing for the
effective date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Fiduciary.
By Mr. Alexander of Liberty-
H. B. No. 79-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
208.06, Florida Statutes, to provide that the comptroller hall
deduct a specified amount of certain gasoline taxes paid;
and appropriating the amount so deducted for paving certain
roads.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Finance & Taxation and Appropriations.
By Mr. Alexander of Liberty-
H. B. No. 80-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (4) and to repeal Subsection (3) of Section 562.14,
Florida Statutes, relating to the time within which sale,
consumption or service of alcoholic and intoxicating beverages
shall be permitted in the counties and municipalities of
Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Alcoholic Beverages.
By Mr. Alexander of Liberty-
H. B. No. 81-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
192.38, Subsection (1)(a), Florida Statutes, by providing that
any person who is the record title holder of land constituting
his homestead that reverted to the State of Florida under
Section 192.38, Florida Statutes, for non-payment of taxes,
may purchase said reverted lands without advertisement and
public sale at the discretion of the trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Messrs. Boyd of Lake and Johnson of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 82-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to worth-
less checks; making it unlawful to make, issue, utter and de-
liver checks or other written orders for money on banks with-
out sufficient funds on deposit to pay same or to receive goods
or other things of value in exchange for such checks, estab-
lishing evidence of worthless checks and providing penalties
for violations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Mr. Burke of Walton-
H. B. No. 83-A bill to be entitled An Act changing the
name of the Choctawhatchee Bay Bridge to the Fred P. Cone
Bridge.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. Burke of Walton-
H. B. No. 84-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
876.05, Florida Statutes, requiring all persons on the payroll
of the State of Florida, its departments, agencies and subdi-
visions, counties and city governments, the state school system,
school districts, school boards, or connected with the free pub-
lic schools or the state institutions of higher learning and all
candidates for public office, to take a prescribed oath of
loyalty; prescribing penalties and for the dismissal of those
failing or refusing to take such oath, and the making of a
false oath the crime of perjury and other matters in con-
nection therewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Messrs. Petersen, McLaren and Shaffer of Pinellas, Wash-
burne and Bartholomew of Sarasota-



H. ,, No. 85-A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the













county supervisors of registration or any employee of said
office to influence or interfere with the choice of party affili-
ation of any person and providing a penalty for violation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Messrs. Petersen, McLaren and Shaffer of Pinellas, Wash-
burne and Bartholomew of Sarasota.
H. B. No. 86-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the
appointment of a committee of five members by the Governor
whose duties shall be the investigation of branches of state
government and the making of certain reports and recommen-
dations; and making an appropriation for the expenses of such
committee.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Governmental Reorganization and Appro-
priations.
By Messrs. Duncan of Lake, Stimmell of Martin and Burton
of Brevard-
"H. B. No. 87-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
698.09, Florida Statutes 1951, relating to chattel mortgages and
extension of period of notice of filing for record thereof by
adding a new paragraph thereto providing that where a mort-
gage or other security instrument has been amended or sup-
plemented one or more times and an identifying affidavit is filed
for record by the owner or holder thereof with respect to the
original mortgage or other security instrument and mention
is made in such affidavit of any instrument or instruments
amendatory or supplemental thereto such identifying affidavits
need not be filed with respect to such amendatory or supple-
mental instrument or instruments so mentioned therein and
the effect of such amendatory or supplemental instrument or
instruments and the preservation of any lien or priority thereof
shall be extended along with the original mortgage or other
security instrument; repealing all conflicting acts; and provid-
ing for the effective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary Civil.
By Messrs. Duncan of Lake, Stimmell of Martin and Burton
of Brevard-
H. B. No. 88-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to corpora-
tions for profit; amending Section 612.63, Florida Statutes
1951, relating to proof of incorporation by adding thereto
provisions stating that the term "Certificate of Incorporation"
shall include certain certificates, agreement of merger or con-
solidation, certificates of dissolution, and certificates of re-
incorporation provided for in certain sections of Chapter 612,
Laws of Florida, 1951, and authorizing the Secretary of State
to furnish upon request therefore a certified certificate of in-
corporation or a certified composite certificate of incorporation
upon payment of a reasonable charge therefore and providing
that a certified copy of the certificate of incorporation or
composite certificate of incorporation shall be evidence in all
courts of law and equity in the State of Florida; repealing
conflicting laws; and fixing the effective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Messrs. Sweeny of Volusia, Cook of Flagler, and Pruitt
of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 89-A bill to be entitled An Act Providing for the
Financing by Counties and Municipalities in the State of
Florida of Certain Self-Liquidating Projects Without the In-
curring of Indebtedness or the Levy of Taxes; Providing for
the Purchase, Construction, Improvement, Extension, Better-
ment, Repair, Operation and Maintenance of Bridges, Cause-
ways and Tunnels by Counties and Waterworks Systems.
Bridges, Causeways, Tunnels, and Harbor and Port Facilities
by Municipalities, Authorizing the Issuance of Revenue Bonds,
Payable Solely from Revenues, to Pay the Cost of Such
Projects, Providing That no Debt of Any Such County or
Municipality Shall be Incurred in the Exercise of Any of the



Powers Granted by This Act, and That No County or Munici-
pality Shall Have the Power to Levy Taxes for the Payment
of Such Revenue Bonds; Providing for the Collection of Rates,
Fees, Rentals and Tolls for the Payment of Such Revenue



Bonds and for the Cost of Maintenance, Repair and Operation
of Such Projects; Providing for the Execution of Trust Agree-
ments to Secure the Payment of Such Revenue Bonds With-
out Mortgaging or Encumbering Any Such Projects; Authoriz-
ing the Issuance of Revenue Refunding Bonds; and Prescrib-
ing the Powers and Duties of Counties and Municipalities in
Connection with the Foregoing and the Rights and Remedies
of the Holders of Any Bonds Issued Pursuant to the Provisions
of This Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Government.
Mr. Crowder moved that House Bill No. 89, which was
referred to the Committee on County Government, also be
referred to the Committee on Municipal Government.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Pruitt of Jefferson, Cobb of Volusia, Williams
and Cleveland of Seminole, Cross and Turlington of Alachua,
Atkinson of Leon, McLaren of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 90-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (1) of Section 562.11, Florida Statutes, relating to
selling, giving or serving alcoholic beverages to minors and
providing punishments for violations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Alcoholic Beverages.
Mr. Pruitt moved that House Bill No. 90, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Alcoholic Beverages, also be
referred to the Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.

The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Patton of Franklin, Costin of Gulf, Jones of
Madison, Alexander of Liberty, Pearce of Wakulla, Pittman
of Santa Rosa. Marshburn of Levy, Lancaster of Gilchrist,
Andrews of Holmes, Cross and Turlington of Alachua, Glea-
ton of Citrus, Varn of Hernando, Inman of Gadsden, Campbell
of Okaloosa, Webb of Washington, Mashburn of Bay, Burke
of Walton, Knight of Calhoun, Pruitt of Jefferson, Papy of
Monroe, Hathaway of Charlotte, Duncan of Lake, Griner of
Dixie, Mitts of Lee, Williams of Hardee, Bollinger of Palm
Beach, Keezel of Orange, Bedenbaugh of Columbia, Conner of
Bradford and Okell of Dade-

H. B. No. 91-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
refund of tax paid on motor fuels when used solely for
commercial fishing purposes as defined by this Act; to pro-
vide the method of making such refunds; to provide certain
rules and regulations for carrying out this Act; prescribing
the powers and duties of the comptroller under this Act;
providing appropriations for carrying out this Act; and pro-
viding penalties for the violation of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Conner asked to be made a co-introducer of House
Bill No. 91.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Patton of Franklin, Pittman of Santa Rosa, Jones
of Madison, Alexander of Liberty, Pearce of Wakulla, Marsh-
burn of Levy, Lancaster of Gilchrist, Andrews of Holmes, Cross
and Turlington of Alachua, Gleaton of Citrus, Varn of Her-
nando, Inman of Gadsden, Campbell of Okaloosa, Webb of
Washington, Mashburn of Bay, Burke of Walton, Knight of
Calhoun, Pruitt of Jefferson, Papy of Monroe, Hathaway of
Charlotte, Duncan of Lake, Griner of Dixie, Williams of Hardee,
Bollinger of Palm Beach, Keezel of Orange, Bedenbaugh of
Columbia, Conner of Bradford and Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 92-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
refund of tax paid on motor fuels when used solely for agri-
culture purposes as defined by this act; to provide the method
of making such refunds; to provide certain rules and regula-
tions for carrying out this act; prescribing the powers and
duties of the comptroller under this act; providing appropria-
tions for carrying out this act; and providing penalties for the
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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Conner asked to be made a co-introducer of House
Bill No. 92.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
By Mr. Elliott of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 93-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Minimum Foundation Program Fund; amending Section
236.07(3), Florida Statutes, relating to the procedure for de-
termining the annual apportionment to each county by increas-
ing the amount to be included for instructional salaries.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Public Schools and Appropriations.
By Messrs. David and Burwell of Broward-
H. B. No. 94-A bill to be entitled An Act to create and
incorporate the Town of Hollywood Ridge Farms, establishing
the territorial limits thereof; and defining the powers of the
town, and the town council, and providing for the election
of the town council; establishing a municipal court, provid-
ing for the qualification and registration of the electors;
ordinances, meetings of the town council, revenue and taxa-
tion, bond, and amendment of charter.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 94.
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. Dukes of Jackson-
H. B. No. 95-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to motor
vehicles; amending Section 317.22, Florida Statutes, provid-
ing a speed limit for the operation of motor vehicles and
providing penalties for violations of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
Mr. Campbell moved that House Bill No. 95 be withdrawn
trom the Committee on Public Health & Safety and re-
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
By Mr. Campbell of Okaloosa-
H. B. No. 96-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
Okaloosa County, Florida, to convey without charge to the
State Road Department of the State of Florida, certain
portions of real property owned by Okaloosa County, Florida,
and located on Santa Rosa Island for use as a public park
for persons who are members of the Negro Race.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 96.
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. Petersen, McLaren and Shaffer of Pinellas, Wash-
burne and Bartholomew of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 97-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring all pro-
ducers of phosphate and other minerals to secure a license,
and imposing a license tax on such producers of phosphate or
other minerals; providing for a severance tax on the mining
or producing of phosphate or other minerals; providing for the
administration of this act and for the creation and enforce-



ment of a lien for the payment of such tax; providing penalties
for the violation of this act; and making an appropriation for
the purpose of carrying out the terms of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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Mr. Surles moved that House Bill No. 97, which was referred
to the Committees on Finance & Taxation and Appropriations,
also be referred to the Committee on Oil, Phosphate &
Minerals.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Knight of Calhoun and Costin of Gulf-
H. B. No. 98-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Subsec-
tion (2) Section 322.26, Florida Statutes, relating to revocation
of motor vehicle drivers' licenses upon conviction of the holder
thereof of driving while under the influence of intoxicating
liquor.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
Mr. Knight moved that House Bill No. 98, which was referred
to the Committee on Public Health & Safety, also be referred
to the Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Mr. Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 99-A bill to be entitled An Act to require the
State Welfare Board and the Comptroller through the several
district welfare boards to file with the clerks of the circuit
courts of the several counties a quarterly list of those receiving
welfare payments in each county; prohibiting the use of such
lists for political or commercial purposes and providing penal-
ties for same; authorizing the suspension of the provisions of
this Act by the board of commissioners of state institutions;
repealing all laws in conflict herewith and providing for the
effective date hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.

By Messrs. Campbell of Okaloosa, Ayres of Marion and
Alexander of Liberty-
H. B. No. 100-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
41.08, Florida Statutes, 1951, by increasing compensation to
jurors in county judges courts; repealing all laws in conflict
herewith and providing for the effective date hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations and Judiciary-Civil.

By Mr. Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 101-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
553, Florida Statutes 1951, by adding thereto a new section to
be numbered 553.13, providing that no bond shall be required
of plumbing contractors in any county in which the Board of
County Commissioners fails to employ a plumbing inspector;
repealing all laws in conflict herewith and providing for the
effective date hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Government.

By Messrs. Bryant and Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 102-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
assignment of moneys due under contracts with the State of
Florida, or any department, board, commission, institution or
agency of the state, for one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or
over; limiting the number of such assignments; providing the
form of notice and method of filing such assignments; provid-
ing that any assignment made pursuant to this act shall be
valid for all purposes. Repealing all laws in conflict herewith,
and providing for the effective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.

By Mr. Stratton of Nassau-
H. B. No. 103-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
the minimum foundation program fund; amending Subsec-
tions (4) and (5) of Section 236.07, Florida Statutes, relat-



ing to the procedure for determining the annual apportion-
ment to counties from said fund, by increasing the amount
to be included for transportation and prescribing amount to
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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Public Schools and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Pittman of Santa Rosa, Patton of Franklin,
Mashburn and Stokes of Bay, Saunders of Clay, McAlpin of
Hamilton, Andrews of Union, Cook of Flagler, Pruitt of Jef-
ferson, Varn of Hernando, Webb of Washington, Gleaton of
Citrus, Keezel of Orange, Cross of Alachua, Pearce of Wa-
kulla, Conner of Bradford, Medlock of Lafayette, Dukes of
Jackson, and Alexander of Liberty-
H. B. No. 104-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
education: amending Subsections (3), (4), and (5) of Section
236.07, Florida Statutes, 1951, prescribing procedure for de-
termining annual apportionment from the minimum foun-
dation program fund to each county for instructional salaries,
transportation, and current expenses.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Public Schools and Appropriations.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 105-A bill to be entitled An Act vesting in the
board of public instruction of Putnam County, Florida, the
title of the State of Florida, to certain lands in the City
of Palatka, Putnam County, Florida, for public school pur-
poses, with, reverter to the State of Florida should the same
be abandoned for such purposes; repealing all laws in con-
flict therewith and providing effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title.

Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 105 be placed on the Calendar of General Bills of
Local Application.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it
was so ordered.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 106-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to de-
crees and orders of circuit courts awarding custody of minor
children and providing for their care, support and control;
authorizing the enforcement of such decrees and orders by the
juvenile courts; fixing the jurisdiction, power and authority
of such juvenile courts in this connection; and providing for
the alteration, change and dismissal of such decrees; and pro-
viding that decree of circuit court may order support and
maintenance money for children and alimony paid into the
juvenile court for delivery and payment to the party directed
to receive same.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Fiduciary.
Mr. Cross moved that House Bill No. 106, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary-Fiduciary, be also
referred to the Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 107-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the
"exercise of additional powers and the performance of ad-
ditional duties by juvenile courts, the judges thereof and their
probation officers; providing a method of collecting and dis-
bursing alimony, support money for children, suit money and
counsel fees by said juvenile court on orders made and entered
by the circuit court of such county and granting such juvenile
court and the judge thereof authority to summon witnesses,
make investigations as to the cause of any default in the pay-
ment of any money so ordered to be paid, and to make find-
ings, reports and recommendations to such circuit court, and
giving the judge of such juvenile court the same powers as
a general master in chancery in connection with performance
of his duties hereunder, and providing for exceptions to any
report, finding or recommendation made by the judge of such
juvenile court, and for the action and determination of such
circuit court thereon.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Fiduciary.



Mr. Cross moved that House Bill No. 107, which was re-



April 10, 1953



County, Florida; declaring the providing of an adequate library
for and the maintenance of the Circut Court chambers in the
County Courthouse be a county purpose; validating all expendi-
tures from county funds heretofore made for such purpose;
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ferred to the Committee on Judiciary-Fiduciary, also be
referred to the Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Dowda of Putnam, Murray, Surles and Crowder
of Polk, Knight of Calhoun-
H. B. No. 108--A bill entitled An Act to Amend Section 291.04
Florida Statutes by raising Pension of Widows of Confederate
Veterans from Sixty Dollars to Seventy-five Dollars Per Month.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims & State Pensions and Appropriations.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 109-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
negligent or careless shooting, wounding or killing of human
beings while hunting in this state, providing for the cancella-
tion of the hunting licenses, of persons so convicted within or
without this state, and prohibiting the sale or hunting licenses
to such persons.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
Mr. Dowda moved that House Bill No. 109, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary-Criminal, also be
referred to the Committee on Game & Fresh Water Fish.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Mr, Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 110-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for and
requiring the furnishing of personal records by all state officers
and employees, not herein exempted, and providing for the
filing and preservation thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 111-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
enforcement of orders and decrees for alimony, support and
maintenance of children, and suit money, by courts other than
the one in which such orders or decrees were entered; fixing
the venue for such enforcement proceedings; providing for
the transfer of such enforcement proceedings; and providing
for costs, fees and expenses therein.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Fiduciary.
By Messrs. Dowda of Putnam, McAlpin of Hamilton, Marsh-
burn of Levy, Andrews of Union, Bedenbaugh of Columbia,
Conner of Bradford, Hathaway of Charlotte and Medlock of
Lafayette-
H. B. No. 112-A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter
26831, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1951, relating to inspection of
meat and meat products by the State Livestock Sanitary
Board.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Livestock,
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 113-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
145.01, Florida Statutes, relating to compensation of county
officials, providing any such county official shall receive as
his yearly salary for his official services from the whole or
part of the fees, or commissions so collected, the following
sum only, all the net income from such office not to exceed
seven thousand five hundred ($7,500.00) dollars, and providing
for retroactive operation of this act as of January 1, 1953.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Government,
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 114-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Putnam











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Clerk of the Circuit Court of said County to the General Reve-
nue Fund thereof, and providing for the use and disbursement
of such moneys and providing effective and expiration date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 114.
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. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 115-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
establishment of a County Hospital Authority and Public
Hospital in Putnam County, Florida.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 115.
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. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 116--A bill to be entitled An Act relating to com-
pensation of county officials in the several counties of the
State of Florida with not more than 23,652 and not less than
23,405 population according to the last preceding official state
census; providing effective and expiration date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 116.
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. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 117-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
compensation of members and officers of boards of public
instruction in the several counties of the State of Florida with
not more than 23,652 and not less than 23,405 population, ac-
cording to the last official census, and ratifying and confirming
payments made under Chapter 26,396, Laws of Florida, extra-
ordinary session of 1949, and under Chapter 26,646, Laws of
Florida, 1951, and under Chapter 27,141, Laws of Florida, 1951.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 117.
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. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 118-A bill to be entitled An Act appropriating
all funds accruing to Putnam County, Florida, under Sec-
tion 15, Article 9 of the State Constitution, and Chapter 550,
Florida Statutes, 1951, the same being racing commission
funds, to the county board of public instruction of Putnam
County, Florida; the board of county commissioners of Put-
nam County, Florida; the board of bond trustees of Putnam
County, Florida, and the remainder to the county commis-
sioners of Putnam County, Florida, to be placed in the
"hospital fund"; providing effective and expiration dates.
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.



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By Mr. Williams of Seminole-
H. B. No. 125-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
933.14, Florida Statutes, relating to the return of property



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By Messrs. Morgan, Westberry and Mahon of Duval-
H. B. No. 119-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the
Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials to construct
certain buildings on Little Talbot Island State Park and
making an appropriation therefore.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
Mr. Westberry asked to be made a co-introducer of House
Bill No. 119.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Mahon asked to be made a co-introducer of House Bill
No. 119.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Moody, Johnson and Gibbons of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 120-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
and empowering the board of county commissioners of Hills-
borough County to levy a tax not to exceed one mill per
annum for not more than four consecutive years for the
purpose of raising funds for the additional cost of construc-
tion, repairing and equipping of the court house in Hills-
borough County, Florida, and authorizing the issuance of
revenue certificates to be paid from the proceeds of such tax.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 120.
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. Conner of Bradford and Andrews of Union-
H. B. No. 121-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sub-
section (3) of Section 954.51, Florida Statutes, relating to the
use of the Industrial Trust Fund for the State Prison at
Raiford.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on State Prisons & Convicts.
By Mr. Campbell of Okaloosa-
H. B. No. 122-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
932.47, Florida Statutes, relating to criminal procedure; pro-
viding the time within which informations may be filed by
state attorneys and trial thereon.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Messrs. Williams and Cleveland of Seminole-
H. B. No. 123-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
350.26, Florida Statutes, relating to the Florida Railroad and
Public Utilities Commission and the adoption and enforce-
ment of rules and regulations as to safety of railroad road-
beds, rights of way, tracks, depots, and rolling stock, and
other fixtures and equipment; providing for disposition of
defective equipment; and prescribing penalties for violations
and for the enforcement thereof by the several state attorneys.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Utilities.
By Messrs. Williams and Cleveland of Seminole-
H. B. No. 124-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
350.25, Florida Statutes, relating to the inspection of railroads
by the Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission; re-
quiring the employment of competent inspector and prescribing
certain duties of said inspector.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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taken under search warrants or taken by search without a
warrant.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Messrs. Okell, Floyd and Fascell of Dade-
H. B. No. 126-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
the deposit into the Registry of Court by the tenant of delin-
quent rentals and rentals accruing during the pendency of any
action for possession by the landlord: to provide for notice of
requirement for such deposit to the tenant: to provide for
penalties for failure to make such deposits and otherwise to
regulate such procedure.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Messrs. Okell, Floyd and Fascell of Dade-
H. B. No. 127-A bill to be entitled An Act defining blind
persons, blind made products and services, prohibiting the sale,
distribution, or exhibition of any products or services which are
purported to be blind made other than as herein defined and
providing penalty.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Mr. Jernigan of Escambia-
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 128-A JOINT RESOLU-
TION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVI
OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
BY ADDING A NEW SECTION THERETO TO BE NUM-
BERED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE, WHICH PRO-
VIDES THAT NO PERSON SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR
STATE OR COUNTY OFFICE WHO IS NOT A CITIZEN
AND RESIDENT OF THE STATE FIVE YEARS AND OF
THE DISTRICT OR COUNTY FROM WHICH HE IS TO BE
ELECTED ONE YEAR NEXT PRECEDING HIS ELECTION.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Florida
be amended by adding an additional section thereto to be
numbered by the Secretary of State, and the same is hereby
agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of the State
of Florida for ratification or rejection at the general election
to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in
November, 1954, as follows:
No person shall be eligible for any state or county office
who is not a qualified elector, and who has not been five years
a citizen and resident of the State and one year a resident
of the district or county from which he is to be elected, next
preceding the time of his election.
-which was read the first time in full, and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
MR. MURRAY IN THE CHAIR.
By Mr. Bryant of Marion-
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 129-A RESOLUTION TO PRO-
VIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A COMMITTEE TO
EXAMINE INTO THE COSTS OF CONSTRUCTION OF
STATE BUILDINGS.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That a committee of five (5) members be ap-
pointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, whose
duties it shall be to determine the cost to the state of recently
constructed state buildings wherever located and the cost of
the equipment in such buildings; the type of materials used in
such construction, comparative cost of such construction and
equipment with similar privately constructed and equipped
buildings, and such other matters and things relating to the
state's building program as the committee shall determine
to be of informative value to this body. The committee shall
report to this 1953 Legislature the results of its activities and
make such recommendations for action by this body as shall
be meet and expedient in the premises.



Section 2. Other than the powers granted such committees



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Committee on Rules and Calendar
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Mr. Papy of Monroe, Chairman of the Committee on Reso-



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as provided by chapter 11, Florida Statutes, this committee is
authorized to assemble such data by whatever means is deemed
necessary, such as administering oaths or affirmations, issue
subpoenas of all types, holding public hearings, employing
building experts or other persons necessary to carry out its
duties, and taking any other proper and necessary action so
as to properly and completely make its investigations here-
under.
Section 3. For the purpose of conducting hearings the
committee shall have the power to require the production of
books, papers or other documents and may issue subpoenas to
compel witnesses to testify and produce such books, papers
or other documents in their possession as may be in the opinion
of the committee relevant to any hearing before it; said sub-
poenas to be served by the sheriff of the county where the
witness resides and may be found. Such witnesses shall be
entitled to the same per diem and mileage as witnesses ap-
pearing in the circuit courts of the state. Any member of the
committee may administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses
before the committee. Any person who shall swear falsely be-
fore said committee shall be punished as provided in section
11.05, Florida Statutes.
Section 3. The costs and expenses of said committee shall
be subject to the approval of the house rules committee and
shall include necessary travel and per diem of the members
thereof.
-which was read in full.
Mr. Bryant requested unanimous consent to consider House
Resolution No. 129 at this time.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Bryant moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 129
was adopted.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 9, 1953
Your Committee on Rules and Calendar, under Rule 26,
submits as a special order of business to be considered on
Friday, April 10, under Item 10 (2) of the daily order of
business, the following:
All local bills introduced and undisposed of, as of ad-
journment of the House on April 9, 1953.
In meeting assembled to consider the foregoing, the vote
was as follows:
Ayes-Messrs. Atkinson, Ayres, Bollinger, Boyd, Conner,
David, Elliott, Fascell, Floyd, Fuqua, Johnson, Moody,
Morgan, Murray, Shepperd, Surles, Williams, Rood
and Cobb.
Nays-None.
Your Committee further adopts, as its policy, the follow-
ing motion:
Moved that no request for unanimous consent for the
taking up of a measure out of its regular order be granted
unless prior approval thereof shall have been obtained from
the Rules Committee; and the Chairman and Vice-Chairman
are directed by this Committee to see that some member of
this Committee shall always be charged with the responsi-
bility of interposing objections to such requests.
The voting was as follows:
Ayes-Messrs. Atkinson, Ayres, Bollinger, Boyd, Conner,
David, Elliott, Fascell, Floyd, Fuqua, Johnson, Moody.
Morgan, Murray, Shepperd, Surles, Williams, Rood
and Cobb.
Nays--None.
Respectfully Submitted,
THOMAS T. COBB
Chairman











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lutions, reports that the Committee has carefully considered
the following House Concurrent Resolution and recommends
it pass:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 50-A RESOLUTION
DESIGNATING JANUARY 13 THROUGH 19, AS STEPHEN
FOSTER MEMORIAL WEEK.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 50, contained in the
above report, was placed on the Calendar of House Con-
current Resolutions for Second Reading.
April 9, 1953.
Your Committee on Enrolling to which was referred-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 6
-begs leave to report same has been properly enrolled, signed
in open session by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives, and by the President and Secretary
of the Senate, and this day presented to the Governor for
his approval.
Very respectfully,
C. E. SHEPPERD, Chairman
Committee on Enrolling.
MESSAGE FROM SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Messrs. Morgan, Mahon and Westberry of Duval, Elliott
and Bollinger of Palm Beach, Bedenbaugh of Columbia, Smith
of DeSoto, McAlpin of Hamilton, Usina and Shepperd of St.
Johns, Sweeny and Cobb of Volusia, Cleveland and Williams of
Seminole, Crews of Baker, Lancaster of Gilchrist, Turlington
and Cross of Alachua, Getzen of Sumter, Patton of Franklin,
Atkinson and Ballinger of Leon, Stratton of Nassau, Crowder
and Murray of Polk, Medlock of Lafayette, Saunders of Clay,
David and Burwell of Broward, Dekle of Taylor, Dukes and
McFarlin of Jackson, Ayres of Marion, Knight of Calhoun,
Pearce of Wakulla, Alexander of Liberty, Okell, Floyd and
Fascell of Dade, Campbell of Okaloosa, Smith of Indian River,
Fee of St. Lucie, McFarland and Inman of Gadsden, Boyd and
Duncan of Lake, Webb of Washington, Rood and Fuqua of
Manatee, Johnson of Hillsborough, Conner of Bradford, Costin
of Gulf, Jones of Madison, Hathaway of Charlotte, Stimmell
of Martin, Varn of Hernando, Griner of Dixie, Andrews of
Union, Akridge and Burton of Brevard, Zelmenovitz of Okee-
chobee, McLaren and Shaffer of Pinellas, Peeples of Glades,
Pittman of Santa Rosa, Pruitt of Jefferson, Bartholomew and
Washburne of Sarasota, Stokes and Mashburn of Bay, Andrews
of Holmes, Burke of Walton, Papy of Monroe and Pearce of
Highlands.
H. B. No. 9-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chapter
205, Florida Statutes by adding thereto a new section to be
known and designated as Section 205.432, providing that a
foreign insurer doing business in this state and which main-
tains in this state a regional home office, as defined, shall be
entitled to certain credits and deductions upon and with
respect to taxes imposed against such insurer by Subsection
(2) of Section 205.43, Florida Statutes, as described.
Very respectfully,
ROBERT W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 9, contained in the above message, was
ordered referred to the Committee on Enrolling.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE LOCAL BILLS
FOR SECOND READING
H. B. No. 18-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Oka-
loosa County, Florida, providing for apportionment of road
and bridge maintenance funds among the commissioner dis-
tricts in accordance with the number of miles of roads and
number of bridges therein, and providing effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Campbell moved that the rules be waived and House



Bill No. 18 be read a second time by title.



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The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 18 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Campbell moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 18 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. 18 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:



Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Crews
Cross
Crowder
David



Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Ininan
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Keezel
Knight
Lancaster



on the passage of the bill the



Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
Medlock
Moody
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr



Yeas-78.
Nays-0.
So the bill passed and was ordered certified to the Senate.
Without objection, consideration of House Bill No. 20 was
temporarily passed.
H. B. No. 47-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County, Florida,
to carry public liability and property damage insurance on
county owned or leased and operated automotive equipment,
as defined, to pay the premiums for such insurance, and author-
izing suit to be brought against the county in connection with
liability covered by such insurance.
-was taken up.
Mr. Akridge moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 47 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 47 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Akridge moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 47 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. 47 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:

Yeas:



Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell



on the passage of the bill the



Cleveland Fuqua
Cobb Getzen
Crews Gibbons
Cross Gleaton
Crowder Griffin
David Inman
Dekle Jernigan
Dowda Johnson
Dukes Jones
Duncan Keezel
Elliott Knight
Fascell Lancaster
Fee Land
Floyd Mahon



Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
Mc Farlin
Medlock
Moody
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples













Petersen Sheppard, W.O. Surles Westberry
Pittman Shepperd, C.E. Sweeny Williams, G.W.
Pruitt Smith, S.N.,Jr. Turlington Williams,J.R.A.
Roberts Stimmell Varn Williams,V.A.Jr.
Saunders Stokes Washburne
Shaffer Stratton Webb
Yeas-78.
Nays-0.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 66-A bill to be entitled An Act extending and
enlarging the corporate limits of the city of Hollywood, in the
County of Broward, and State of Florida, and to give said
city of Hollywood jurisdiction over the territory embraced in
said extension, and repealing all laws or parts of laws in
conflict.
-was taken up.
Mr. David moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 66 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 66 was read a second time by title.
Mr. David moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 66 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. 66 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Yeas:
Akridge Dekle Land Saunders
Alexander Dowda Mahon Shaffer
Andrews, J. E. Dukes Marshburn Sheppard, W.O.
Atkinson Duncan Mashburn Shepperd, C.E.
Ayres Elliott McAlpin Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Ballinger Fascell McFarland Stimmell
Bartholomew Fee McFarlin Stokes
Bedenbaugh Floyd Medlock Stratton
Bollinger Fuqua Moody Surles
Boyd Getzen Murray Sweeny
Burke Gibbons Okell Turlington
Burton Gleaton Papy Varn
Burwell Griffin Patton Washburne
Campbell Inman Pearce, Edna Webb
Cleveland Jernigan Pearce, Moody Westberry
Cobb Johnson Peeples Williams, G.W.
Crews Jones Petersen Williams,J.R.A.
Cross Keezel Pittman Williams,V.A.Jr.
Crowder Knight Pruitt
David Lancaster Roberts
Yeas-78.
Nays-0.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 70-A bill to be entitled An Act designating the
Escambia County Health Department the agency for the in-
spection of plumbing and enforcement of the provisions of
Chapter 553, Florida Statutes, 1951, known as "Florida Plumb-
ing Control Act of 1951", In Escambia County; to provide for
the employment of plumbing inspectors and providing for the
deposit and expenditure of inspection fees.
-was taken up.
Mr. Jernigan moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 70 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 70 was read a second time by title.



Mr. Jernigan moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 70 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.



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The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 70 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Yeas:



Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Crews
Cross
Crowder
David
Yeas-78.



Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Keezel
Knight
Lancaster



Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
Medlock
Moody
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr,



Nays-0.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 71-A bill to be entitled An Act to combine
and co-ordinate public health services in Escambia County,
Florida for the prevention of disease and the protection of
public welfare of the people of Escambia County; prescribing
its powers and duties; to provide for an advisory commission
to the Escambia County Health Department and prescribing its
duties; providing for the appropriation of funds by Escambia
County to pay the cost of maintaining and operating the
Escambia County Health Department, for the benefit of the
citizens of Escambia County and the City of Pensacola; re-
pealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith, providing
nothing herein shall limit or repeal the authority of the State
Board of Health; and fixing the effective date of this act.
-was taken up.
Mr. Jernigan 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. Jernigan 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:
Akridge Crews Griffin Moody
Alexander Cross Inman Murray
Andrews, J. E. Crowder Jernigan Okell
Atkinson David Johnson Papy
Ayres Dekle Jones Patton
Ballinger Dowda Keezel Pearce, Edna
Bartholomew Dukes Knight Pearce, Moody
Bedenbaugh Duncan Lancaster Peeples
Bollinger Elliott Land Petersen
Boyd Fascell Mahon Pittman
Burke Fee Marshburn Pruitt
Burton Floyd Mashburn Roberts
Burwell Fuqua McAlpin Saunders
Campbell Getzen McFarland Shaffer
Cleveland Gibbons McFarlin Sheppard, W.O.
Cobb Gleaton Medlock Shepperd, C.E.



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Smith, S.N.,Jr. Surles Washburne Williams,J.R.
Stimmell Sweeny Webb Williams,V.A.Jr
Stokes Turlington Westben'y
Stratton Varn Williams, G.W.
Yeas-78.
Nays-0.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 72-A bill to be entitled An Act to co-ordinate
garbage and rubbish collection and septic tank cleaning and
disposal in Escambia County, Florida for the prevention of
disease; defining garbage, rubbish and excreta, establishing
the authority of the Escambia County Health Department, the
permitting of garbage collectors, rubbish collectors and septic
tank cleaners, and repealing all laws or parts of laws in con-
flict herewith, and fixing the effective date of this act.
-was taken up.
Mr. Jernigan moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 72 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 72 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Jernigan moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 72 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. 72 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Yeas:
Akridge Dekle Land Saunders
Alexander Dowda Mahon Shaffer
Andrews, J. E. Dukes Marshbumr Sheppard, W.O.
Atkinson Duncan Mashburn Shepperd, C.E.
Ayres Elliott McAlpin Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Ballinger Fascell McFarland Stimmell
Bartholomew Fee McFarlin Stokes
Bedenbaugh Floyd Medlock Stratton
Bollinger Fuqua Moody Surles
Boyd Getzen Murray Sweeny
Burke Gibbons Okell Turlington
Burton Gleaton Papy Varn
Burwell Griffin Patton Washburne
Campbell Inman Pearce, Edna Webb
Cleveland Jernigan Pearce, Moody Westberry
Cobb Johnson Peeples Williams, G.W.
Crews Jones Petersen Williams,J.R.A.
Cross Keezel Pittman Williams,V.A.Jr
Crowder Knight Pruitt
David Lancaster Roberts
Yeas-78.
Nays-0.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be waived and the House
proceed to the order of Consideration of House General Bills
of Local Application for second reading.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was
so ordered.
HOUSE GENERAL BILLS OF LOCAL APPLICATION
FOR SECOND READING
H. B. No. 105-A bill to be entitled An Act vesting in the
Board of Public Instruction of Putnam County, Florida, the
title of the State of Florida, to certain lands in the City of
Palatka, Putnam County, Florida, for public school purposes,
with reverter to the State of Florida should the same be
abandoned for such purposes; repealing all laws in conflict
therewith and providing effective date.



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A. Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 105 be read a second time by title.



The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 105 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 105 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. 105 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:



Yeas:
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Crews
Cross
Crowder
David



Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Keezel
Knight
Lancaster



Land Saunders
Mahon Shaffer
Marshburn Sheppard, W.O.
Mashburn Shepperd, C.E.
McAlpin Smith, S.N.,Jr.
McFarland Stimmell
McFarlin Stokes
Medlock Stratton
Moody Surles
Murray Sweeny
Okell Turlington
Papy Varn
Patton Washburne
Pearce, Edna Webb
Pearce, Moody Westberry
Peeples Williams, G.W.
Petersen Williams,J.R.A.
Pittman Williams,V.A.Jr
Pruitt
Roberts



Yeas-78.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
Mr. Cobb moved that the rules be waived and the House
revert to the order of Introduction of House Bills, Joint Resolu-
tions, House Resolutions, Concurrent Resolutions and Me-
morials.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS,
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
AND MEMORIALS
By Messrs. Stokes and Mashburn of Bay-
H. B. No. 130-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of
Childs Motor Company, Inc., a corporation, and making an
appropriation to compensate it for damage caused by the
Motor Vehicle Department of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims & State Pensions and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Stokes and Mashburn of Bay-
H. B. No. 131-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of
Helen Phillips Welch and to require the Comptroller of the
State of Florida to refund Helen Phillips Welch all money
contributed by Helen Phillips Welch to State Officers and Em-
ployees Retirement Fund, and making an appropriation from
said fund.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims & State Pensions and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Stokes and Mashburn of Bay-
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 132-A JOINT RESO-
LUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X
OF THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION, RELATING TO HOME-
STEAD AND EXEMPTIONS BY AMENDING SECTION 7
THEREOF PERTAINING TO EXEMPTION OF HOMESTEAD
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THE EXEMPTION TO TEN THOUSAND ($10,000) DOLLARS.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Article X Section 7
of the constitution of Florida is hereby agreed and shall be
submitted to the electors of the State of Florida for ratifi-
cation or rejection at the next general election to be held
in November A. D., 1954, as follows:
Section 7. Exemption of homestead from taxation.-Every
person who has the legal title or beneficial title in equity to
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
depended upon said person, shall be entitled to an exemp-
tion from all taxation, except for assessments for special
benefits, up to the assessed valuation of Ten Thousand
($10,000) Dollars on the said home and contiguous real prop-
erty, as defined in Article 10, Section 1, of the Constitution,



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for the year 1939 and thereafter. 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 ($10,000)
Dollars shall be allowed to any one person or any one dwell-
ing 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 exemption.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
Mr. Cobb moved that the House do now adjourn.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:49 A. M. the House stood
adjourned until 10:00 A.M., Monday, April 13, 1953.












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Monday, April 13, 1953



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A. M.
The roll was taken and the following members were recorded
present:
Mr. Speaker Cross Land Rood
Akridge Crowder Mahon Saunders
Alexander David Marshbumn Shaffer
Andrews, J. E. Dekle Mashburn Sheppard, W.O.
Andrews, G. F. Dukes McAlpin Shepperd, C.E.
Atkinson Duncan McFarland Smith, S. C.
Ayres Elliott McFarlin Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Ballinger Fascell McLaren Stewart
Bartholomew Fee Medlock Stimmell
Bedenbaugh Floyd Mitts Stokes
Bollinger Fuqua Morgan Stratton
Boyd Getzen Murray Surles
Burke Gibbons Okell Sweeny
Burton Gleaton Papy Turlington
Burwell Griner Patton Varn
Campbell Hathaway Pearce, Edna Washburne
Cleveland Inman Pearce, Moody Webb
Cobb Jernigan Peeples Westberry
Conner Johnson Petersen Williams, G.W.
Cook Jones Pittman Williams,J.R.A.
Costin Knight Pruitt Williams,V.A.Jr
Crews Lancaster Roberts Zelmenovitz
Excused: Messrs. Usina, Darby, Dowda and Moody.
A quorum present.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Lee
Davidson, Chaplain:
Kind Heavenly Father, we read in thy word that the ef-
fectual fervent prayers of righteous people availeth much. We.
would pray fervently this morning for thy blessings upon this
House.
Dear Lord, there is so much before us, so many demands
upon us, so many decisions to make, that often times we be-
come confused, bewildered, and discouraged. Thou hast prom-
ised thy Spirit of truth to give us guidance. Open our hearts
and minds to receive that guidance today, we pray.
Grant us health of body, mind, and soul that we may better
serve thee and our fellowmen, we humbly pray for Christ's
sake. Amen.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Friday, April 10, was ordered corrected as
follows:
On page 45, column 2, between lines 28 and 29, counting from
the top of the page, insert the following:
"Mr. Bryant requested unanimous consent to consider House
Resolution No. 129 at this time.
"Without objection, it was so ordered."
The Journal for Friday, April 10, as corrected, was approved.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Speaker announced that he had appointed the follow-
ing as members of the Select Committee authorized under
the provisions of House Resolution No. 129:
Messrs. Ayres of Marion; Fascell of Dade; Atkinson of Leon;
Land of Orange and Cobb of Volusia.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Sweeny of Volusia has
resigned from the Committee on Drainage & Water Con-
servation and has been appointed to membership on the
Committee on Citrus Fruit.
COMMUNICATIONS
April 10, 1953
I have the honor to inform you that I have today approved
the following Resolution, which originated in your Honorable
Body, Regular Session, 1953, and have caused the same to
be filed in the office of the Secretary of State:
HCR NO. 6, RELATING TO. GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE TO
THE LEGISLATURE.
Respectfully,
DAN McCARTY
Governor



April 13, 1953
In conformity with the requirements of the Constitution
of the State of Florida, I herewith transmit to you, for
consideration of the House of Representatives, the following
vetoed bills, with the Governor's objections attached thereto,
viz:
HOUSE BILL NO. 170
"An Act to amend Section 12 of Chapter 25016, Laws of
Florida, 1949, granting certain powers to the Florida Rail-
road Commissioners, the Attorney General and the State
Attorneys of the State of Florida, for the enforcing of the
provisions of Chapter 25016, relating to the regulation of
public utilities in the furnishing to others of private wire
service and other similar service for the dissemination of
information, regulating the use of such service and pro-
hibiting the use of same for gambling purposes and to
provide remedies and penalties for the enforcement thereof."
HOUSE BILL NO. 184
"An Act making it unlawful to make, issue or utter checks
or other orders for money on banks without sufficient funds
on deposit to pay same or to receive goods or other things
of value in exchange for such checks and providing penalties
for violations."
HOUSE BILL NO. 203
"An Act amending Sections 216.02, 216.10, 216.11, 216.16,
and 216.17, Florida Statutes, relating to State Budget Com-
mission; providing for separate sections of budget for op-
erational expenditures and for building and equipment ex-
penditures; prohibiting transfer or use of allotted funds
between operational expenditures and building and equip-
ment expenditures."
HOUSE BILL NO. 297
"An Act amending Subsection (2) of Section 561.46 of
Florida Statutes relating to beverage law; excise tax on
wines manufactured in Florida."
HOUSE BILL NO. 422
"An Act to require the State Welfare Board and the
Comptroller through the several district Welfare Boards to
file with the Clerks of the Circuit Courts of the several
counties a quarterly list of those receiving welfare payments;
and authorizing the suspension of the provisions of this act
by the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions, and
further placing certain limitations thereon."
HOUSE BILL NO. 1116
"An Act relating to Justices of the Peace in all counties
of the State of Florida which now have a population of
more than 130,000 and not less than 240,000 inhabitants
according to the last official census; fixing and providing
for the maximum salaries of Justices of the Peace and
other expenses of operation of said Justice of the Peace
offices; requiring that all fees, commissions be accounted
for and paid into the General Funds of said counties."
HOUSE BILL NO. 1127
"An Act to re-enact, confirm and validate Section 6 of
the Charter of the City of Sarasota, Florida, as set forth
in Chapter 23529, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1945,
as amended by Chapter 26219, Laws of Florida, Special Acts
of 1949, being: 'An Act to abolish the present municipal
government of the City of Sarasota, in the County of Sara-
sota, in the State of Florida, and to create, establish and
organize a municipality to be known and designated as the
City of Sarasota, and to define its territorial boundaries and
to provide for its government, jurisdiction, powers, franchises
and privileges;' relating to the boundaries of said City; and
granting to the City of Sarasota and vesting in the City of
Sarasota the title to all tidewater and other lands, and all
creek, bayou, and bay bottoms, and submerged lands, and
all waters, waterways and water bottoms, and all riparian
rights within and adjacent to the City Limits, now owned
by the State of Florida for municipal purposes only; ratify-
ing, confirming and validating the prior grant of said lands;
and repealing all provisions of the City Charter in conflict
therewith."











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HOUSE BILL NO. 1141
"An Act to grant to the City of Sarasota, and vesting in
the City of Sarasota, the title of all tidewater and other
lands, and all creeks, bayous, and bay bottoms and sub-
merged lands, and all waters, waterways and water bottoms,
and all riparian rights within and adjacent to the City
Limits of the City of Sarasota now owned Or held by the
State of Florida, for municipal purposes only; and repeal-
ing all Laws and parts of Laws in conflict therewith."
HOUSE BILL NO. 1155
"An Act relating to Constables in all counties of the State
of Florida which now have a population of not less than
130,000 and not more than 240,000 inhabitants according to
last official census; fixing and providing for salaries of Con-
stables and other expenses of operation of said Constables'
offices; requiring that all fees except as provided herein be
accounted for and paid into the General Fund of said
counties."
HOUSE BILL NO. 1467
"An Act relating to all counties having a population of
not less than two hundred thousand (200,000) nor more
than two hundred and seventy-five thousand (275,000) ac-
cording to the latest official census; authorizing an extra
day of horse and dog racing in such counties if the profits
from such extra days are donated for athletic scholarships
at institutions of higher learning located in such counties;
providing that the extra days be in addition to any other
additional days of racing heretofore authorized."
HOUSE BILL NO. 1567
"An Act to amend Sections 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, and 17,
to amend Section 20 and renumber it to be Section 21, to
create a new Section 20, and to renumber Sections 21 to
29 inclusive to be Sections 22 to 30 inclusive, of Chapter
24927, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1947, entitled: An
Act creating a Civil Service Board for the City of Tampa,
providing for the manner and method of the appointment
and removal of the members thereof; providing for their
terms of office and compensation; providing for the desig-
nation and classification of employees to be affected by the
act; providing for the manner of employment, promotion,
reduction, suspension and discharge of employees; authoriz-
ing the Civil Service Board to make rules and regulations
governing examinations, classifications, employment, promo-
tion, reduction, suspension and discharge of employees and
such other rules and regulations as are necessary to carry
out the general purposes of this act; prohibiting certain
practices concerning employees of the City of Tampa and
providing penalties for any violation of said prohibitions;
providing for an annual appropriation out of the Treasury
of the City of Tampa for the expense and operation of
said Board; and repealing all Laws and parts of Laws in
conflict herewith."
HOUSE BILL NO. 1662
"An Act to amend Sections 2 and 4 of Chapter 26463, Acts
of 1949, providing uniform hours during which all estab-
lishments dealing in alcoholic beverages in Pinellas County,
Florida, must remain closed; providing a penalty for the
violation thereof; and repealing all laws and parts of laws
in conflict therewith, by restricting the hours of sale of
certain non-alcoholic beverages at public places for use in
mixing with alcoholic beverages."
Yours very truly,
R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State
The above communication was read and, together with
the vetoed bills transmitted therewith, was ordered filed with
the Chief Clerk.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT
RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS.
By Mr. Mahon of Duval-
H. B. No. 133-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
40.10, Florida Statutes, relating to the duties of jury commis-
sioners and the selection of jury lists in counties having a
population exceeding one hundred fifty (150,000) thousand
inhabitants by the last preceding federal census.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida.
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By Messrs. Cook of Flagler and Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 134-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
642, Florida Statutes, relating to accident and sickness insur-
ance, by adding thereto a new section to be designated Section
642.031, in substitution for present Section 642.03, Florida Stat-
utes, relating to the form and content of accident and sickness
policies, and in substitution for Subsection 642.04(1), Florida
Statutes, relating to family group accident and sickness in-
surance, said new section providing for individual accident and
sickness insurance, form of policies, policy provisions and ex-
planations thereof, the riders or endorsements to be attached
thereto or affixed thereon, the applications to be used there-
with, and the powers, duties and obligations of the commissioner
with respect to approval thereof; fixing the effective date of
this act; continuing in effect certain provisions of said Section
642.03 and said Subsection 642.04(1) under stated conditions
during the three-year period immediately subsequent to said
effective date, and repealing said section and said subsection
on October 1, 1956.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Messrs. Surles and Crowder of Polk-
H. B. No. 135-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to edu-
cation, courses of study, curriculum, textbooks, curriculum
committee, public school libraries, and amending Sections
233.01, 233.02, 233.03, 233.04, 233.05, 233.06, 233.10, 233.11,
233.13, 233.14, Subsection (1) of Section 233.16, and Sections
233.17, 233.18, 233.25, 233.26, 233.34, 233.37, and repealing Sec-
tions 233.07, 233.08, 233.09, and 233.33, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Public Schools.
Mr. Morgan moved that House Bill No. 135, which was re-
ferred to the Cbommittee on Education-Public Schools, also be
referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Cook of Flagler and Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 136-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
regulations of trade practices in the insurance business;
amending Sections 643.02, 643.04(8) (b) 2 and adding Sub-
section (10) thereto, 643.06(2), 643.07(1), 643.08(1) and (3),
and 643.11; defining and providing for the determination of,
and prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices in such
business; authorizing the revocation of licenses or certificates
of authority by the Insurance Commissioner after a hearing
and review of such orders, and repealing all laws or parts
of laws in conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 137-A bill to be entitled An Act to protect the
interest of the public with respect to insurance adjusters;
to regulate the conduct of the business of insurance ad-
justers; to provide for the examining and licensing of in-
surance adjusters; to define certain terms used herein; to
provide penalties for violation of any provisions of this
Act; providing for the repeal of Chapter 636, Florida Statutes,
1951; and to repeal all other laws or parts of laws in con-
flict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Costin of Gulf-
H. B. No. 138-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
public health; requiring reports of communicable diseases by
certain practitioners of the healing arts to the State Board
of Health, and providing penalty for failure to make such
reports.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
By Messrs. Duncan and Boyd of Lake-
H. B. No. 139-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to adver-
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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. DUncan and Boyd of Lake-
H. B. No. 140-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the require-
ments for roadways to and from subdivisions, and for drainage,
in Lake County, Florida, before plats thereof shall be entitled
to record.
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 placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Marshburn of Levy-
H. B. No. 141-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
fencing of livestock in Levy County. Florida; providing the
liability of the owner of livestock running at large or straying,
the impounding and sale of such livestock; prescribing the duty
of County Commissioners and Sheriffs hereunder; providing
punishment for violation of the provisions hereof and repealing
all laws in conflict herewith.
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
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Ballinger and Atkinson of Leon, and Dowda of
Putnam-
H. B. No. 142-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to County
Free Public Libraries; amending Chapter 150, Florida Statutes,
by adding Section 150.071 thereto, amending Sections 150.06
and 150.08 and repealing Sections 150.09 and 150.10; authoriz-
ing municipalities to enter into contract with County Library
Boards for assistance in operating municipal libraries; author-
izing the acceptance of gifts and bequests by County Library
Boards; providing for a free County Library Fund and limiting
expenditures therefrom; eliminating necessity for referendum
election as a prerequisite to establishment of such libraries.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Municipal Government.
By Messrs. Ballinger and Atkinson of Leon, and Dowda of
Putnam-
H. B. No. 143-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
state aid to counties maintaining a free public library or library
service; prescribing certain duties and authorities in dispensing
such funds and in establishing standards of library services to
be maintained by recipients of such state aid; making appro-
priation for such aid and prescribing the ratio of contributions
thereof to the counties on the basis of matching county funds.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on County Government and Appropriations.
By Mr. Ballinger of Leon-
H. B. No. 144-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that
every child born hereafter in Florida as the issue of a void
or voidable marriage shall be legitimate and shall inherit under
the descent and distribution laws of this state as a legitimate
child; and further, that every child born in Florida as the issue
of a void or voidable marriage whose father is domiciled in
this state on the effective date of this act is also declared
legitimate and entitled to so inherit.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-General.
By Mr. Ballinger of Leon--



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H. B. No. 145-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 320.10, Florida Statutes, to provide additional ex-
emptions as provided therein from the purchase of motor
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Army, the Red Cross of America, the United Service Or-
ganization, the Young Men's Christian Association and the
Young Women's Christian Association.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. Ballinger and Atkinson of Leon-
H. B. No. 146-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
state officers and employees retirement system, amending
Subsection (4) of Section 121.02, Florida Statutes, provid-
ing for the aggregate number of years' service of individuals
on leave of absence, and employed by War Manpower Com-
mission and later transferred to Florida State Employment
Service; and providing that such service shall be computed
as part of the aggregate years of state service of such
individuals in the retirement system.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims & State Pensions.
By Messrs. Ballinger and Atkinson of Leon-
H. B. No. 147-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief
of Marshall W. Tatum and Mary Cathrine Tatum, and pro-
viding an appropriation for damages sustained by reason of
injury of Mary Cathrine Tatum by falling off a certain
State Road Department bridge or culvert on Road 4 near
Tallahassee, Florida, due to negligence of the State Road
Department.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims & State Pensions and Appropriations.
By Mr. Ballinger of Leon-
H. B. No. 148-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
341.02 Florida Statutes relating to headquarters and residence
of the chairman of the State Road Department and bond for
all members.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. Ballinger of Leon-
H. B. No. 149-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to ad-
vertising and selling land for unpaid taxes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Messrs. Petersen, McLaren and Shaffer of Pinellas,
Washburne and Bartholomew of Sarasota and Williams of
Seminole-
H. B. No. 150-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
sections (1), (2) and (9) of Section 501.04, Section 501.05,
repeal Section 501.13, Florida Statutes, authorizing the Milk
Commission of the State of Florida to fix prices of milk sold
within the state.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
By Messrs. Petersen, McLaren and Shaffer of Pinellas, Wash-
burne and Bartholomew of Sarasota, and Okell of Dade-
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 151-A CON-
CURRENT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINT-
MENT OF A JOINT CRIME AND SUBVERSION INVESTI-
GATIVE COMMITTEE; TO MAKE CERTAIN INQUIRIES OF
LOCAL AND STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND
STATE AND COUNTY AGENCIES AND COMMISSIONS;
PROVIDING FOR THE COMMITTEE TO COORDINATE
THE WORK OF AND TO COOPERATE WITH LOCAL CRIME
COMMISSIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE EXERCISE OF
CERTAIN POWERS; PROVIDING FOR THE WORK OF
SAID COMMITTEE TO PROCEED AFTER THE ADJOURN-
MENT OF THE PRESENT SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE,
SETTING UP PROCEDURE TO DEAL WITH THE REFUSAL
OF WITNESSES TO TESTIFY AND REQUIRING THE COM-
MITTEE TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE OF 1955.
WHEREAS, gambling interests take approximately twenty
billions of dollars from the American people annually; and
WHEREAS, it is recognized by the Legislature of the State
of Florida that illegal gambling breeds moral decadence, at-



tracts unsavory individuals to Florida, encourages the break-
down of local law enforcement machinery through bribery,
threat, connivance, etc.; and
WHEREAS, numerous instances of the influence of hood-














lums and gangsters engaged in gambling have been recently
brought to light through the activities of the Kefauver com-
mittee and of the aroused local citizens comprising crime
commissions, grand juries and other interested bodies; and
WHEREAS, the present laws of Florida with relation to
illegal gambling are inadequate to rid the state of this insidious
blight; and
WHEREAS, immediate investigations and hearing produc-
ing facts are the only medium through which the method
and means for stamping out gambling and keeping it under
control can be realistically devised and studied; and
WHEREAS. it is recognized that illegal gambling has escaped
the surveillance and scrutiny of any state wide organized and
determined body founded for the purpose of uncovering and
exposing the activities of all gamblers who prey upon the citi-
zens and visitors of our state and use their nefarious and in-
genious schemes to cheat and fleece the public and to con-
taminate public officials by bribery, political pressure and
endless chicanery; and
WHEREAS, these gambling activities have had and are
having a degrading and demoralizing effect upon all moral,
economic and political life in the State of Florida; and
WHEREAS, it is further recognized that organized under-
ground gambling activities as well as various other un-
American agitations of nation wide syndicated proportions
have invaded our state to such an extent that it has become
a state wide duty of the state legislature to protect the public
from the grasp of their tentacles; and
WHEREAS, subversion and other unamerican activities are
known to be taking place within the state; and
WHEREAS, no other protective or investigatory organiza-
tion or agency of state wide scope exists which can be depended
upon to properly bring to light these gambling and subversive
activities for the purpose of protecting the people from in-
competent or improperly influenced law enforcement officers,
Mafia terrorists and gangster rule; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, the Senate concurring:
Section 1. A joint committee of seven (7) members of the
1953 session of the legislature shall be appointed, three (3)
of whom shall be senators selected by the president of the
senate and four (4) of whom shall be members of the house
of representatives to be selected by the speaker of the house.
This committee shall be known as the legislative crime investi-
gative committee.
Section 2. The committee shall investigate crime, subver-
sion and criminal activity on all levels of Florida government,
both county and state, and shall have broad powers to eradicate
and eliminate criminals, crime, subversion and criminal activity
from this state.
Section 3. Other than the powers granted such committees
under the provisions of chapter 11, Florida Statutes, this com-
mittee is authorized, empowered and directed to assemble such
data by whatever means is deemed necessary, such as admin-
istering oaths or affirmations, issuing subpoenas of all types,
holding public hearings, employing investigators and legal
counsel and taking any other proper and necessary action
so as to properly and completely investigate and assemble
data on crime, subversion, unamericanism and criminal ac-
tivities in this state to the end that this committee may co-
operate and coordinate its activities with local crime com-
missions, grand juries and other agencies and may make
recommendations to local law enforcement officials, to state
officials as to crime conditions and means of combating same
and recommend to the governor with reference to suspension
of public officials for failure to properly enforce the criminal
laws of this state.
Section 4. For the purpose of conducting hearings, the
committee shall have the power, under the hand of the chair-
man, or any member designated by him, to require the pro-
duction of books, papers or other documents and may issue
subpoenas to compel witnesses to testify and produce such
books, papers or other documents in their possession as may
be in the opinion of the committee relevant to any hearing
before it; said subpoenas to be served by the sheriff of the
county where the witness resides or may be found. Such



witnesses shall be entitled to the same per diem and mileage
as witnesses appearing in the circuit courts of the State of



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Florida. Any member of the committee may administer oaths
* or affirmations to witnesses before the committee. Any per-
son who shall swear falsely before said committee shall be
punished as provided in section 11.05, Florida Statutes.
Section 5. If any person shall refuse to obey any subpoenas
so issued or shall refuse to testify or produce any books, papers
or other documents required by the committee, the committee
may present its petition to the circuit court of the county
where any such person is served with subpoena or where he
resides, setting forth the facts, and shall deposit with said
court, when such subpoena is issued in its behalf, the per diem
and mileage to secure the attendance of such witness, where-
upon said court shall issue its rule nisi to such person requir-
ing him to obey forthwith the subpoena issued by the com-
mittee or show cause why he fails to obey the same, and
unless the said person shows sufficient cause for failing to
obey the said subpoena, the court shall forthwith direct
such person to obey the same, and upon his refusal to comply,
he shall be adjudged in contempt of court, and shall be pun-
ished as the court may direct.
Section 6. The investigations of this committee may be
carried on after adjournment of the present session of the
legislature. The full cooperation of all state and county boards
and officers that might be affected or called upon for assistance
is hereby directed.
Section 7. The attorney general shall assist and advise
the committee in the conduct of its duties and responsibilities.
Section 8. The committee shall make reports and public
statements from time to time as the need may arise and shall
report the results of its efforts to the 1955 session of the
legislature, together with specific recommendations for future
legislation, and shall also report to the 1953 session of the
legislature if time permits.
Section 9. There is hereby appropriated the sum of $50,000
from the general revenue fund to be expended by the Com-
mittee in defraying its expenses which shall be paid by the
Comptroller upon requisition of the Chairman.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committees on Judiciary-Criminal and Appropriations.
By Mr. Fee of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 152-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the com-
pensation of the members of the Board of Commissioners of
Fort Pierce Port Authority of St. Lucie County, Florida, at
three hundred dollars ($300.00) per year, each; providing from
what funds same shall be paid; and repealing all laws and parts
of laws in conflict herewith.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 152.
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. Mahon, Westberry and Morgan of Duval-
H. B. No. 153-A bill to be entitled An Act affecting the gov-
ernment of the City of Jacksonville, providing that the City
Auditor, Secretary of the City Commission, Municipal Inspec-
tor, and Inspector of Weights and Measures shall be in the
unclassified service and not subject to any Civil Service law
affecting the City of Jacksonville.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 153.
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. Mahon, Westberry and Morgan of Duval-
H. B. No. 154-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
1 of Chapter 12908, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1927, entitled,
"An Act To Authorize the City of Jacksonville To Provide For
the Acquisition Upon, and Enforcement of Liens Against, Also
Custody, Sale or Other Disposition of Lost, Captured or Stolen
Property."
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 154.



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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. Mahon, Westberry and Morgan of Duval-
H. B. No. 155-A bill to be entitled An Act affecting the gov-
ernment of the City of Jacksonville and providing that all
taxable property within the City of Jacksonville shall be liable
for the ad valorem tax which said city is authorized to levy
and collect annually for waterworks and fire protection.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 155.
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. Westberry, Mahon and Morgan of Duval-
H. B. No. 156-A bill to be entitled An Act affecting the gov-
ernment of the City of Jacksonville; authorizing the City of
Jacksonville to provide for the destruction of obsolete records
and documents of said city; to provide for the reproduction by
photographic process of records and documents of said city
and authorizing the use of such reproductions as evidence.
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.
By Mr. Fee of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 157-A bill to be entitled An Act pertaining to
plats and platting of Lands in St. Lucie County Florida, and
defining the same; requiring the approval and recording of
plats in certain cases; authorizing the Board of County Com-
missioners of St. Lucie County, Florida, and the governing body
of each municipality in St. Lucie County, Florida, to prescribe
drainage facilities, the width of roads, streets, alleys and other
thoroughfares, and setbacks therefrom; making certain re-
quirements a prerequisite to approval of plats; authorizing
Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie County, Florida,
and governing body of each municipality in said county to
adopt rules and regulations to effectuate provisions and pur-
poses of this act; repealing all laws and parts of laws in con-
flict herewith.
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 Mr. Fee of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 158-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie County, Florida,
to levy a tax and expend the proceeds thereof for care, mainte-
nance and hospitalization of those inhabitants who by reason
of age, infirmity or misfortune may have claims upon the aid
and sympathy of society.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 158.
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. Fee of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 159-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and"
empower the Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie



County, Florida, to lease any real or personal property be-
longing to said county not needed for county purposes, pro-



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viding for the procedure in making any lease thereof, and
ratifying and confirming all leases heretofore granted by said
board.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 159.
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. Fee of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 160-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the
compensation of the members of the Board of County Com-
missioners of St. Lucie County, Florida, at eighteen hundred
dollars ($1800.00) per year, each; providing for reimbursement
of expenses; providing from what funds same shall be paid;
and repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 160.
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. Fee of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 161-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the Board of County Commissions of St. Lucie County to
procure and pay premiums on liability insurance against tort
actions; requiring insurer to waive defense of governmental
immunity in any suit brought against county; waiving gov-
ernmental immunity only to extent of insurance carried.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 161.
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. Fee of St. Lucie--
H. B. No. 162-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie County,
Florida, to adopt regulations prescribing building set-back
lines from any road, street or highway, existing or proposed,
in St. Lucie County, Florida, lying outside the limits of
any municipality of said county and providing that no build-
ing permit shall be issued except in accordance with such
regulations.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 162.
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. Fee of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 163-A bill to be entitled An Act empowering the
Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie County, Florida,
to establish a building permit system in St. Lucie County,
Florida, and to fix fees to be charged for building permits;
authorizing and empowering said Board to enforce provisions
of this act; providing for the payment into the General Fund
the necessary moneys for administering the building permit
system authorized herein; repealing all laws and parts of laws,
whether general or special in conflict with this act to the extent
of such conflict; and providing when this act shall take effect.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 163.
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. Patton of Franklin-
H. B. No. 164-A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting the











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solicitation of funds in the public schools of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education -Public Schools.
By Mr. McFarlin of Jackson--
H. B. No. 165-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to bids
on public contracts; providing that as an alternative all taxing
units may accept state contract prices in lieu of requesting bids.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By Mr. McFarlin of Jackson-
H. B. No. 166-A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the
issuance of checks, drafts and orders for the payment of money
within this state.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Messrs. Land and Keezel of Orange-
H. B. No. 167-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
support and maintenance of dependent wives and children;
providing reciprocity with other states having substantially
similar reciprocal laws; designating those persons legally liable
for support of dependents; fixing the jurisdiction and powers
of the courts of this state for carrying out the purposes and
intents of this act; designating cases in which proceedings
under this act are maintaintainable; providing procedure for the
enforcement of the provisions of this act; providing for tem-
porary allowance for dependents pending a hearing on the
merits of the petition; providing for right of appeal: as in civil
actions; recognizing the provisions of this act as being an
additional or alternative civil remedy without affecting or im-
pairing any other remedies, civil or criminal; providing for
interpretation of this act so as to effectuate its general pur-
pose to make uniform similar laws of other states; and fixing
the conditions under which this act shall become effective.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Mr. Petersen of Pinellas--
H. B. No. 168-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sub-
sections (1), (2) and (7) of Section 103.101, Florida Statutes,
relating to delegates to national conventions by striking there-
from the word governor and inserting in lieu thereof the word
president.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 169-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
317.01, Florida Statutes, relating to regulation of traffic on
highways by the addition of Subsection (29) thereto, defining
bicycles.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
By Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 170-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 134.07, Florida Statutes, relating to county officers
and employees retirement system; providing for an alterna-
tive period of years permitting disabled persons to retire.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims & State Pensions.
By Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough--
H. B. No. 171-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Chapter 476, Florida Statutes, relating to barbers; providing
for an exemption from paying fee for certificate for barbers
over the age of sixty-five.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Bedenbaugh moved that House Bill No. 171, which was
referred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation, also be
referred to the Committee on Public Health & Safety.
Pending consideration thereof--
Mr. Johnson moved that the motion be laid on the table.
The motion to lay on the table was not agreed to.



The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Beden-
baugh that House Bill No. 171, which was referred to the



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hicles owned and operated exclusively for the benefit of boys
clubs, the American Legion, and Children's Bible Mission.
The. bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Jernigan of Escambia-
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 179-A JOINT RESO-



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Committee on Finance & Taxation, also be referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 172-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring
all boat owners, both private and commercial renters of
boats, of boats under sixteen feet in length used in salt
or fresh water to provide a life preserver for each occu-
pant; providing who is to enforce the provision; and pro-
viding penalties for violations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety..
By Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. B. No. 173-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Chapter 26682, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1951, relating to
the designation of the Sandlin-Lindler bridge between Co-
lumbia and Hamilton Counties; providing that the bridge
be designated the Lindler bridge.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Messrs. Shepperd and Usina of St. Johns and David
of Broward-
H. B. No. 174--A bill to be entitled An Act providing a
retirement system for police officers of incorporated mu-
nicipalities in Florida; creating a special fund to be known
as the police officers retirement fund within such munici-
palities and the state treasury; providing for the augment-
ing of the pension fund of municipal police officers by pro-
viding for payment by the state treasury on warrants duly
drawn by the comptroller of the two per cent tax on pre-
miums paid by foreign casualty insurance companies to the
treasury of the several towns, cities and municipalities which
have heretofore or that may hereafter provide for municipal
police pensions, retirement or death funds; prescribing cer-
tain duties of state officers; and providing for the adminis-
tration and financing of said retirement system.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Turlington moved that" House Bill No. 174, which was
referred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation, also be re-
ferred to the Committee on Claims & State Pensions.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Mr. Williams of Seminole-
H. B. No. 175-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 924.07, Florida Statutes, relating to appeals by the
state.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Mr. Sweeny of Volusia-
H. B. No. 176-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
paragraph (2) of Section 733.18, Florida Statutes of 1951,
relating to payment of and objections to claims.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Fiduciary.
By Mr. Campbell of Okaloosa-
H. B. No. 177-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
155.15, Florida Statutes, authorizing the Board of County Com-
missioners to determine the site or location of any county hos-
pital; and procuring lands for same.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Government.
By Messrs. Surles and Crowder of Polk-
H. B. No. 178-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
320.10, Florida Statutes, relating to exemptions of motor ve-
hicle license and providing for the exemption of motor ve-











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LUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III,
SECTION 2 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA PERTAINING TO REGULAR AND EXTRA SES-
SIONS OF THE LEGISLATURE BY PROVIDING THAT
REGULAR SESSIONS OF THE LEGISLATURE SHALL BE
HELD ANNUALLY.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That Article III, Section 2 of the Constiution of Florida be
amended, and the same is hereby agreed to and shall be sub-
mitted to the electors of the State of Florida for ratification
or rejection at the next general election to be held on the
first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 1954, as
follows:
Section 2. Regular and extra sessions.-The regular session
of the Legislature shall be held annually on the Tuesday after
the first Monday in April, but the Governor may convene the
same in extra sessions by his proclamation. Regular sessions
of the Legislature may extend to sixty days, but no special
session convened by the Governor shall exceed twenty days.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Petersen, McLaren and Shaffer of Pinellas, Wash-
burne and Bartholomew of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 180-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tions 322.18 and 322.21 (1), Florida Statutes, relating to expi-
ration of drivers' licenses: fees to be paid for licenses and ma-
chinery for handling and collecting the same.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
By Messrs. Surles and Crowder of Polk-
H. B. No. 181-A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the
sale of alcoholic beverages in Florida; prescribing certain hours
when alcoholic beverages may not be sold; and providing a
penalty for violations hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Alcoholic Beverages.
By Messrs. Surles and Crowder of Polk-
H. B. No. 182-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Subsection (1) of Section 319.28, Florida Statutes, relating
to motor vehicle certificates and their transfer by opera-
tion of law.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Messrs. Surles and Crowder of Polk-
H. B. No. 183-A bill to be entitled An Act to require
Diesel fuel driven motor vehicles to be equipped with spe-
cified exhausts.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers.
Mr. Keezel asked to be recorded present.
By Mr. Mahon of Duval-
H. B. No. 184-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 392.31, Florida Statutes, relating to return of per-
sons to state tuberculosis hospital; providing for commit-
ment of persons taking voluntary treatment who leave the
state tuberculosis hospital without discharge or who have
been guilty of a violation of any rule or regulation of any
such hospital.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
Mr. Mahon moved that House Bill No. 184 be withdrawn
from the Committee on Public Health & Safety and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.

By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 185-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 828.17, Florida Statutes, relating to arrest without
warrant of violations of law on cruelty to children and



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



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By Mr. Campbell of Okaloosa-
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 186-A JOINT RESO-
LUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 5 OF
ARTICLE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION, RELATING TO
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND COMMISSIONER'S DIS-
TRICTS, BY PROVIDING THAT SAID DISTRICTS SHALL
BE AS NEARLY AS POSSIBLE EQUAL IN PROPORTION TO
QUALIFIED ELECTORS.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Article VIII, Section 5,
of the Constitution of Florida is hereby agreed and shall be
submitted to the electors of the State of Florida for ratifica-
tion or rejection at the next General Election to be held in
November, A. D., 1954, as follows:
Section 5. County commissioners and commissioner's dis-
tricts.-There shall be one County Commissioner in each of
the five County Commissioner's districts in each county, which
districts shall be numbered one to five inclusive, and shall be
as nearly as possible equal in proportion to qualified electors.
The Board of County Commissioners in the respective counties
shall from time to time fix the boundaries of such districts.
Said County Commissioners shall be elected by the qualified
electors of said county at the time and place of voting for
other county officers, and shall hold office for four years.
Provided, that the County Commissioners elected from the
even numbered districts in 1944 shall serve for two years,
those elected in 1944 from the odd numbered districts shall
serve for four years, and thereafter the terms shall be for
four years; provided, that Section II of Article VIII of this
constitution shall not be affected hereby.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Your Committee on Rules and Calendar advises that it rec-
ommends the adoption of the following addition to the Rules
of the 1953 House of Representatives:
CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
"Rule 84. The House Bill Examiner, under the direction of
the Chief Clerk, shall examine all bills for typographical er-
rors. Where such errors are discovered in a bill, he shall pre-
pare a schedule of such errors, which schedule shall sufficiently
identify the bill and specify the place or places wherein such
errors appear. He shall deliver one copy of such schedule to
the Committee on Enrolling and one copy to the Introducer
of the bill. When in the opinion of the Committee on Enrolling,
the Chief Clerk concurring, such errors are of a minor nature,
that fact shall be certified by the Committee and the Chief
Clerk upon the schedule, which shall constitute a direction to
the Enrolling Clerk to make the necessary corrections as indi-
cated prior to enrolling said bill.
Where such errors cannot be so certified for corrections, the
Bill shall not be enrolled."
The vote was as follows:
AYES-Messrs. Ayres, Bollinger, Boyd, Conner, David, Elliott,
Fascell, Floyd, Fuqua, Johnson, McFarland, Moody,
Morgan, Murray, Shepperd, Surles, Williams, and
Cobb.
NAYS-None.
Respectfully submitted,
THOMAS T. COBB
Chairman
Committee on Rules and Calendar
-which was read.
Mr. Cobb moved the adoption of the report of the Com-
mittee on Rules & Calendar.
The motion was agreed to, and the report of the Committee
on Rules & Calendar was adopted.
Mr. Johnson asked to be made a co-introducer of House
Bill No. 26.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Mashburn asked to be made a co-introducer of House
Bill No. 67.
Without objection, it was so ordered.



Mr. Hathaway asked to be made a co-introducer of House
Bill No. 112.
Without objection, it was so ordered.














Mr. Okell asked to be made a co-introducer of House Bills
Nos. 91 and 92.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS,
CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
FOR SECOND READING
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 50-A RESO-
LUTION DESIGNATING JANUARY 13 THROUGH JANU-
ARY 19, AS STEPHEN FOSTER MEMORIAL WEEK.
WHEREAS, Stephen Collins Foster, the composer of over
200 songs or musical compositions is recognized as the Father
of American Folk Music, and,
WHEREAS, the State of Florida by Act of the 1935 Legis-
lature designated Foster's "Suwannee River" or "Old Folks
At Home" as the official song of the state; and,
WHEREAS, the State of Florida with the sponsorship and
cooperation of the Florida federation of music clubs has set
aside a park of 243 acres on the banks of the Suwannee River
at White Springs and constructed a memorial to Stephen
Collins Foster therein. This memorial is in the form of a
museum with eight third dimensional dioramas depicting his
songs, and hundreds of valuable and interesting items of
Fosterania; including documents, musical scores, manuscripts,
books and portraits; and,
WHEREAS, the Stephen Foster Memorial Corporation, with
the endorsement of both the National and Florida Federation
of Music has secured by Act of the 82nd Congress the designa-
tion of January 13th of each year as Stephen Foster Memorial
Day for the purpose of calling upon the people throughout
the United States to observe such day with appropriate cere-
monies, pilgrimages to his Shrine, and musical programs
featuring his compositions; and,
WHEREAS, the Stephen Poster Memorial Corporation of
the Florida federation of music clubs is now working toward
the construction of an amphitheatre adequate and suitable
for music festivals, folk festivals, choir festivals, and programs
featuring Americana; and,
WHEREAS, the Florida federation of music clubs has and
does plan to present each year a series of varied musical pro-
grams and festivals, including, the Stephen Foster Ball and
Coronation of "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair", and,
WHEREAS, it is the determination of this legislature that
the setting aside of one week of the year in honor of the
memory of Stephen Collins Foster, whose music has gladdened
the heart of generations of Floridians, is a fitting tribute to
the memory of this great and beloved personage, NOW,
THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:
The week of January 13 through January 19 each year shall
be set aside and designated as Stephen Foster Memorial Week,
in order that such period out of the days of each year shall
be devoted to memorial tributes to Stephen Collins Foster,
and for the purpose of enabling the clubs and musical units
of the Florida federation of music clubs to plan pilgrimages
and to present a series of musical programs and festivals for
the enjoyment and cultural enrichment of our citizens, and
the many visitors within our midst.
-was taken up and read the second time in full.
Mr. Varn moved the adoption of the concurrent resolution.
The motion was agreed to.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 50 was adopted and
ordered certified to the Senate.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE LOCAL BILLS
FOR SECOND READING
Without objection, consideration of House Bills Nos. 20 and
94 was temporarily passed.
H. B. No. 96-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
Okaloosa County, Florida, to convey without charge to the
State Road Department of the State of Florida, certain
portions of real property owned by Okaloosa County, Florida,
and located on Santa Rosa Island for use as a public park
for persons who are members of the Negro Race.



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Mr. Campbell moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 96 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 96 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Campbell moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 96 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. 96 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker David Marshburn Shaffer
Akridge Dekle Mashburn Sheppard, W.O.
Alexander Dukes McAlpin Shepperd, C.E.
Andrews, J. E. Duncan McFarland Smith, S. C.
Atkinson Elliott McFarlin Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Ayres Fascell McLaren Stewart
Ballinger Fee Medlock Stimmell
Bartholomew Floyd Mitts Stokes
Bedenbaugh Fuqua Morgan Stratton
Bollinger Getzen Murray Surles
Boyd Gibbons Okell Sweeny
Burke Gleaton Papy Turlington
Burton Griffin Patton Varn
Campbell Hathaway Pearce, Edna Washburne
Cleveland Inman Pearce, Moody Webb
Cobb Jernigan Peeples Westberry
Conner Johnson Petersen Williams, G.W.
Cook Jones Pittman Williams,J.R.A.
Costin Keezel Pruitt Williams,V.A.Jr.
Crews Lancaster Roberts Zelmenovitz
Cross Land Rood
Crowder Mahon Saunders
Yeas-86.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
Without objection, consideration of House Bills Nos. 114,
115, 116, 117 and 118 was temporarily passed.
H. B. No. 120-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
and empowering the board of county commissioners of Hills-
borough County to levy a tax not to exceed one mill per
annum for not more than four consecutive years for the
purpose of raising funds for the additional cost of construc-
tion, repairing and equipping of the court house in Hills-
borough County, Florida, and authorizing the issuance of
revenue certificates to be paid from the proceeds of such tax.
-was taken up.
Mr. Johnson moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 120 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 120 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Johnson moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 120 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. 120 was read a third time in full.



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



Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb



Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross
4rowder
David
Dekle
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Ployd
Fuqua
Getzen



Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Keezel
Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland



of the bill the


Mitts
Morgan
Murray
McLaren
Medlock
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts



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Rood Smith, S.N.,Jr. Sweeny Williams, G.W.
Saunders Stewart Turlington Williams,J.R.A.
Shaffer Stimmell Varn Williams,V.A.Jr.
Sheppard, W.O. Stokes Washbure Zelmenovitz
Shepperd, C.E. Stratton Webb
Smith, S. C. Surles Westberry
Yeas-86.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
Mr. Patton moved that the rules be waived and the House
revert to the order of Introduction of House Bills, Joint Reso-
lutions, House Resolutions, Concurrent Resolutions and Me-
morials.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS,
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
AND MEMORIALS.
By Messrs. Patton of Franklin, Turlington and Cross of
Alachua, Crews of Baker, Mashburn and Stokes of Bay, Conner
of Bradford, Akridge and Burton of Brevard, Burwell and David
of Broward, Knight of Calhoun, Hathaway of Charlotte,
Gleaton of Citrus, Saunders of Clay, Bedenbaugh of Columbia,
Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade, Smith of DeSoto, Griner of
Dixie, Mahon, Westberry and Morgan of Duval, Darby and
Jernigan of Escambia, Cook of Flagler, Inman and McFarland
of Gadsden, Lancaster of Gilchrist, Peeples of Glades, Costin
of Gulf, McAlpin of Hamilton, Williams of Hardee, Stewart of
Hendry, Varn of Hernando, Moody, Johnson and Gibbons of
Hillsborough, Andrews of Holmes, Smith of Indian River, Dukes
and McFarlin of Jackson, Pruitt of Jefferson, Medlock of
Lafayette, Boyd and Duncan of Lake, Mitts and Sheppard of
Lee, Atkinson and Ballinger of Leon, Marshburn of Levy,
Alexander of Liberty, Jones of Madison, Fuqua and Rood of
Manatee, Bryant and Ayres of Marion, Stimmell of Martin,
Papy of Monroe, Stratton of Nassau, Campbell of Okaloosa,
Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee, Land and Keezel of Orange, Griffin
of Osceola, Bollinger and Elliott of Palm Beach, Williams of
Pasco, Petersen, McLaren and Shaffer of Pinellas, Surles,
Crowder and Murray of Polk, Dowda of Putnam, Usina and
Shepperd of St. Johns, Fee of St. Lucie, Pittman of Santa Rosa,
Washburne and Bartholomew of Sarasota, Cleveland and
Williams of Seminole, Getzen of Sumter, Roberts of Suwannee,
Dekle of Taylor, Andrews of Union, Cobb and Sweeny of
Volusia, Pearce of Wakulla, Burke of Walton, Webb of Wash-
ington and Miss Pearce of Highlands.
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 187-EXTENDING SYMPATHY
TO CHIEF CLERK LAMAR BLEDSOE AND HER MOTHER,
IN THE RECENT DEATH OF HER FATHER, COLONEL
JOSEPH P. HICKEY,
WHEREAS, the late Colonel Joseph P. Hickey, recently
passed away at Apalachicola, Florida, and
WHEREAS, Colonel Hickey lived a full, fruitful and honor-
able life during all of his seventy-nine years, as an active
participant in the early days of the Florida National Guard,
and as a banker with the American Exchange Bank and later
with the Apalachicola State Bank, and
WHEREAS, Colonel Hickey, or "Joe" as he was known to
his friends was beloved by those who knew him and freely
gave to all of his gentle, wise and sympathetic counsel, and
WHEREAS, his time was generously made available at all
times in the interests of the community and his home "The
Whispering Pines was a haven for his many friends and all
who sought his advice and help, NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That this body does hereby honor the memory of the
Honorable Joseph P. Hickey, late of Apalachicola, Florida,
and does hereby extend its sympathy to his daughter, Mrs.
Lamar Bledsoe, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives,
to his surviving wife, Mrs. Rebecca Hickey, and the other
members of the family of Colonel Hickey.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution
be furnished to Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe and to Mrs. Rebecca



Hickey, and be spread upon the Journal of the House of
Representatives as a permanent record of this Legislature.



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-which was read in full.
Mr. Patton moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and the resolution was adopted.
Mr. Burke moved that the rules be waived and a committee
of three be appointed to escort the Honorable Thos. D. Beasley,
former Speaker of the House of Representatives, to the
rostrum.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messers. Burke of Walton,
Elliott of Palm Beach and Murray of Polk as a committee which
escorted the Honorable Thos. D. Beasley to the rostrum where
he was presented and briefly addressed the membership of the
House.
Mr. Cobb moved that the rules be waived and the House
revert to the order of Introduction of House Bills, Joint Reso-
lutions, House Resolutions, Concurrent Resolutions and Me-
morials.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 188-A RESOLUTION ALLOW-
ING AND LIMITING THE NUMBER OF STAMPS TO BE
FURNISHED DAILY TO COUNTY DELEGATIONS IN THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THREE MEMBERS.
WHEREAS, it appears that the resolution heretofore adopted
by the house allowing and limiting the number of stamps to be
furnished daily to the members thereof has, in some instances,
prevented and will prevent necessary correspondence by some
of the house members.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That additional stamps be provided for the use of members
of delegations from counties of three members, to-wit: Dade,
Duval, Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk, for the said members
in the regular course of correspondence concerning legislative
matters, to the extent of 105 stamps daily, except that, in the
case of emergency, the committee on legislative expense shall
be authorized to issue additional stamps,
which was read in full.
Mr. Cobb moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and the resolution was adopted.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Mr. Floyd of Dade, Chairman of the Committee on Consti-
tutional Amendments, reports that the Committee has care-
fully considered the following House Joint Resolution and
recommends it pass:
H. J. R. No. 15-A joint resolution proposing an amendment
to Article VII, Section 3, Florida Constitution, pertaining to
apportionment of representatives in Senate and House of Rep-
resentatives.
And H. J. R. No. 15, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills and Joint Resolutions for
Second Reading.
Mr. Conner of Bradford, Chairman of the Committee on
Agriculture, reports that the Committee has carefully consid-
ered the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 51-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
604.20, Florida Statutes, relating to bonds required of dealers
in agricultural products.
And H. B. No. 51, contained in the above report, was placed
on the Calendar of Bills and Joint Resolutions for Second
Reading.
.Mr. Bollinger of Palm Beach, Chairman of the Committee on
Judiciary-Fiduciary, reports that the Committee has carefully
considered the following bill and recommends that it pass as
amended:
H. B. No. 25-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to invest-
ments of life insurance company funds; specifying securities



eligible for investments of reserves and capital; providing
penalty for violation of the provisions of this act; repealing
all laws in conflict herewith, and declaring that it shall be-
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EXTENDING SYMPATHY TO CHIEF CLERK LAMAR BLEDSOE
AND HER MOTHER, IN THE RECENT DEATH OF HER FATHER,
COLONEL JOSEPH P. HICKEY.

WHEREAS, the late Colonel Joseph P. Hickey, recently passed away
at Apalachicola, Florida, and

WHEREAS, Colonel Hickey lived a full, fruitful and honorable life during
all of his seventy-nine years, as an active participant in the early days of
the Florida National Guard, and as a banker with the American Exchange
Bank and later with the Apalachicola State Bank, and

WHEREAS, Colonel Hickey, or "Joe" as he was known to his friends
was beloved by those who knew him and freely gave to all of his gentle,
wise and sympathetic counsel, and

WHEREAS, his time was generously made available at all times in the
interests of the community and his home, "The Whispering Pines," was a
haven for his many friends and all who sought his advice and help, NOW,
THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:

That this body does hereby honor the memory of the Honorable Joseph
P. Hickey, late of Apalachicola, Florida, and does hereby extend its sympathy
to his daughter, Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe, Chief Clerk of the House of Repre-
sentatives, to his surviving wife, Mrs. Rebecca Hickey, and the other
members of the family of Colonel Hickey.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be furnished
to Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe and to Mrs. Rebecca Hickey, and be spread upon
the Journal of the House of Representatives as a permanent record of this
Legislature.



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-which amendment reads as follows:
AMENDMENT NO. 1
Immediately following Paragraph 12, Section 1, add the fol-
lowing: "(13) Bonds or motor vehicle anticipation certificates
issued under authority of Section 18, Article XII of the Con-
stitution of the State of Florida."
And H. B. No. 25, contained in the above report, together with
Committee amendment thereto, was placed on the Calendar
of Bills and Joint Resolutions for Second Reading.
Mr. Bollinger of Palm Beach, Chairman of the Committee
on Judiciay-Fiduciary, reports that the Committee has care-
fully considered the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 49-A bill to be entitled An Act Relating to the
Assessment, Levying and Collection of Taxes upon the Estates
of Decedents; Amending Chapter 198, Florida Statutes 1951;
Providing for the Taxation of Certain Intangible Property of
the Estate of Nonresident Decedents; Specifying when Estate
Tax Returns Shall be Filed; Providing for the Time for Paying
Estate Taxes; Fixing the Rate of Interest Payable on Delin-
quept Estate Taxes; Fixing the Time Within Which Estate
Taxes Shall be Determined and Assessed; and Fixing the Time
for Discharging Estates of Decedents from Estate Tax Liability.
And H. B. No. 49, contained in the above report, was then
referred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Bollinger of Palm Beach, Chairman of the Committee
on Judiciary-Fiduciary, reports that the Committee has care-
fully considered the following bill and recommends that it
pass as amended:
H. B. No. 42-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that
bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates issued
under authority of Section 18, Article XII of the State Con-
stitution, shall be security for all public deposits, and legal
investments for the state and public officers, municipal corpo-
rations, political subdivisions and public bodies, all banks,
bankers, trust companies, savings banks, building and loan
associations, savings and loan associations, investment com-
panies and all other persons carrying on a banking business,
all insurance companies, insurance associations and other
persons carrying on an insurance business, and all executors,
administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries; pro-



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SE OF REPRESENTATIVES April 13, 1953

viding accumulative effect of act and the effective date
thereof.
-which amendments read as follows:
AMENDMENT NO. 1
In Section I, line 8 of the bill, strike out the word "other".
AMENDMENT NO. 2
At the end of Section I strike out the period, insert a
comma and add the following: "up to the amount as au-
thorized by law to be invested in any type of security, in-
cluding United States Government Bonds."
And H. B. No. 42, contained in the above report, together
with Committee amendments thereto, was placed on the
Calendar of Bills and Joint Resolutions for Second Reading.
Mr. Floyd of Dade, Chairman of the Committee on Con-
stitutional Amendments, reports that the committee has care-
fully considered the following House Joint Resolution and
recommends it not pass:
H. J. R. No. 132-A joint resolution proposing an amend-
ment to Article X of the Florida Constitution, relating to
homestead and exemptions by amending Section 7 thereof
pertaining to exemption of homestead from taxation by in-
creasing the amount of the exemption to ten thousand
($10,000) dollars.
And H. J. R. No. 132 contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rule.
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills to which was referred-
House Bill No. 9
-begs leave to report same has been properly enrolled, signed
by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House of Repre-
sentatives, and by the President and Secretary of the Senate,
and presented to the Governor on April 13, 1953.
Very respectfully,
C. E. SHEPPERD, Chairman
Committee on Enrolling.
Mr. Cobb moved that the House do now adjourn.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:14 A. M., the House stood
adjourned until 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.









REGISTRATION UNDER HOUSE RULE SEVENTY-FOUR FROM APRIL 6 THROUGH 5:00 P. M. APRIL 10



Entity Representative Duration of By Whom
Name and Address Business or Employer and Address Nature of Business Representation Authorized Particular Legislation Involved



&dams, Marvin D., Florida Assn. of Insurance Same Fire, Casualty, and
Miami............ Agents........... Lykes Bldg., Tampa ..... Surety Insurance Agents.



Allison, John M., Florida Assn. of Insurance
Tampa.............. Agents ........ ....



Andrews, Charles 0., Jr.,
Orlando .............

Andrews, F. L.,
Jacksonville. .. .... .

Bagley, Ralph M.,
Miami ............
Beyers, Ivan E.,
Leesburg.............
Bigham, Sidney C.,
Tallahassee..........
Boros, Marian,
Daytona Beach.......




Bostick, Sada S.,
Quincy..............
Butler, Gordon T.,
Jacksonville. ........
Boardman, Edward F.,
Miami.. .
Bolles, George C., Jr.,
M iami. ...........
Blackwell, W. L., Jr.,
Miami ............
Call, Floyd,
Orlando .............
Clements, Ray,
Lakeland ............

Colby, John A.,
Madison, Wise.. ....

Colbert, J. B.,
Tampa.......... .
Coleman, Henry C.,
Daytona Beach......
Cooper, J. S.,
Jacksonville .......
Craig, A. H.,
St. Augustine... ....
Daniels, Chester,
Sanford..........

Daniels, Chester,
Sanford.............



Florida Bankers Assn.....

Florida Credit Union
League, Inc............

Carpenters Union No. 993
Florida Funeral Directors
A ssn..................
Associated Industries of
Florida, Inc. ........ ..
League of Women Voters
of Florida.............




Department of Public
Welfare .............
Florida League of
Municipalities..........

Hialeah Race Course, Inc.

Hialeah Race Course, Inc.
Florida Savings and Loan
League................

Florida Bankers Assn.....
Florida Assn. of County
Tax Collectors. ........

Credit Union Natl. Assn.,
Credit Union League of
Florida............ .

State Council of
Machinists .........

Florida Bankers Assn.....
Southern Bell Telephone
& Telegraph Co........
Florida Funeral Directors
Assn ..................
System Council of Florida
Power & Light Employees

Florida Power Corp. Sys-
tem Council...........



Same.................., Fire, Casualty, and Allied
Tampa ................ Lines ........



Same
Orlando ................

Same...............

Same
Miami ...............
Same
Jacksonville.............
Same
Tallahassee .............
Same
St. Petersburg...........




Same
Quincy ..............
Same
Jacksonville.............
Same
Miami .
Same
Miami ...............
Same
Miami ...............
Same
Orlando .............. .
Same
Lakeland ...............

Same
Madison, Wise.,
Jacksonville.............

Same
Tam pa.................
Same
Orlando .. ............
Same
Jacksonville........... .
Same
Jacksonville .............
Same
Sanford................

Same
Sanford.................



Banking ............

Thrift and Savings
Organizations..........

Carpentering............

Funeral Directing........
Assn. representing
Industry.......... ....
Non-partisan Women's
Organization...........



Municipalities...........

Horse Racing...........

Horse racing............

Savings & Loan Assns....

Banking...............

County Tax Collectors...



Session .........



Session.........


Session .........

Session ....... .

Session .......

Session........

Full time ......

One week......



Session.........

Annual .........

Annual .........

Full time .....

Session .........

Session .........



Credit Unions.......... Full time ...



Educational..............

Banking ..........

Communications.........

Trade Association........

Labor.......... .......



Session..........

Session ........ .

Session .. .

Session .......

Session.........



Labor................. Session.....



Florida Assn. of
Insurance Agents.


Florida Assn. of
Insurance Agents.

Florida Bankers
Assn............

Florida Credit
Union League,
Inc.......... .
Carpenters
Union No. 993...
Florida Funeral
Directors Assn...
Associated Indus-
tries of Florida...
League of Women
Voters of Florida.






Florida League of
Municipalities....
Hialeah Race
Course, Inc. ...
Hialeah Race
Course, Inc.....
Florida Savings &
Loan League ....
Florida Bankers
Assn............
Florida Assn. of
County Tax
Collectors ....
Credit Union Natl.
Assn., Credit
Union League of
Florida........
State Council of
Machinists......
Florida Bankers
Assn .. .. ..

Southern Bell.....
Florida Funeral
Directors Assn...
System Council of
Florida Power &
Light Employees.
Florida Power Corp.
System Council..



Agents qualification, self-insura-
ance pools, driver education,
unfair practices and frauds, fire,
casualty, and surety insurance,
etc.
Agents Qualification Bill, Fair
Trade Practices Act, Driver
Education, Self-Insurance Pools,
etc.
Banking Code, Prudent Man
Rule, and all laws affecting
banking
Amendments to State Credit
Union Act, and group life in-
surance for Credit Unions

That affecting working people
Any pertaining to funeral pro-
fession

Any pertaining to business
Any concerned with moderniza-
tion of the constitution, reorgan-
ization of the executive depart-
ment, implementation of 1947
School Act, institutional care of
children, home rule, election
laws

Any welfare legislation

Any concerning municipalities
Anything pertaining to horse
racing
Anything pertaining to horse
racing
Anything pertaining to savings
and loan associations
Banking Code and any other af-
fecting banking

Any pertaining to duties of
County Tax Collectors

Amendments to Credit Union
Act, and group life insurance
Workmen's Compensation and
any affecting labor
Banking Code and general bank-
ing legislation
Any pertaining to communica-
tion
Any pertaining to funeral di-
recting

Labor

Labor



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Entity Representative Duration of By Whom
Name and Address Business or Employer and Address Nature of Business Representation Authorized Particular Legislation Involved



Daniels, Chester,
Sanford....... .
Dial, William H.,
Orlando ...........
Dial, William H.,
Orlando ........... .
Enwright, John G.,
St. Petersburg Beach..

Forman, Hamilton C.,
Fort Lauderdale......


Fuqua, Ben H.,
Miami ............
Flannery, W. H.,
St. Petersburg.....
Gaines, J. Pendleton,
Orlando, Fla..........
Gaines, J. Pendleton,
Orlando, Fla .. .....
Gertner, C. A.,
Jacksonville, Fla ...
Greenleaf, Richard P.,
Tallahassee, Fla. ...


Hartsfield, J. C., Jr.
Tallahassee .........
Harvey, C. Geraldine,
Miami ............
Henderson, Ed.,
Tallahassee. .........
Hill, Louis,
Jacksonville .. ....... .
Horsley, Jack,
Miami......
Hostetler, Dallas L.,
Orlando ...........

Howard, Frank D.,
Leesburg. .........

Hunt, Lida Lee,
Jacksonville, Fla ....
Hyde, Bolivar F., Jr.,
Lakeland ........ ...

Hyde, Thomas L.,
Tallahassee..........

Jibb, William F.,
Tallahassee .........
Johnson, Tom C.,
Tampa... .........



Same
Sanford.................
Same
Orlando. ...............
Same
Orlando ..............
Same
Board of Commissioners..



Labor..................

Banking..............

General county legislation



Session..........

Session ....

Session .......



Legal advisor..... ....Session.........



Florida Electrical Workers
Assn............... .

Florida Bankers Assn.....

Orange County..........
Pinellas and Sarasota
Counties .... .........

Dairy Business..........


Florida Power & Light
Co. ..................

Summer Dog Racing.....
Florida Wholesale Gro-
cers Assn............
Florida Motor Court
Assn. .. ............
Florida Trucking
Assn., Inc..............

Florida Library Assn...



Foremost Dairies, Inc...

City of Miami...........

Florida Education Assn...

Florida Ice Assn.........

General Insurance.......
Florida State Retailers
Assn ... .

Brotherhood of Locomo-
tive Firemen and Engine-
m en ...............
Florida Funeral
Directors Assn.........
Motion Picture Exhibitors
or Florida ...........

Motion Picture Exhibitors
of Florida.............

Associated Industries of
Florida, Inc.........
Florida Association of
Insurance Agents....



Same
M iam i................
St. Pete Summer Racing
A ssn ..................
Same
Orlando, Fla...........
Same
Orlando, Fla.............
Same
Jacksonville, Fla.......
Same
Tallahassee, Fla ........


Same
Tallahassee ........... .
Same
Miami ...............
Same
Tallahassee ........... .
Same
Jacksonville ........... .
Same
M iami ............
Same
Orlando. ...............

Same
Leesburg ...............
Same
Jacksonville...........
Same
Lakeland ...............

Same
Tallahassee .........

Same
Tallahassee ...........
Same
Tampa ..............



Public Utilities ..........

Dog Racing.............

Wholesale Grocery field...
Motel Industry in
Florida ..................

Trade Association........
A voluntary Association of
Librarians and other per-
sons interested in the im-
provement and extension
of library service.......

Dairying................

Municipal Government...

Public Schools...........
Ice Sales and Manu-
facturing .............
Insurance and
Auto Safety.........

Retail Industry..........


Labor and Insurance.....

Trade Association.....
Motion Picture
Theatres..............

Motion Picture
Theatres ............

Association representing
Industry ....
Fire, Casualty, and
Surety Insurance Agents



Permanent......

Session .........

lull Time ......

Full Time......

Session ....... .



Session .......

Session .......

Session .......

Full time......

Session .......

Session.......

Session ....... .


Session. .......

Session .......



Session. ......

Full time .... .

Session .........



Florida Electrical
Workers Assn....
Florida Bankers
Assn ..........
Board of County
Commissioners...
Board of
Commissioners...

Self ............


Florida Power &
Light Co.........

Self ...........
Florida Wholesale
Grocers Assn...
Florida Motor
Court Assn.......
Florida Trucking
Assn......... .


Florida Library
Assn ... .......
Foremost dairies,
Inc...... . .

City of Miami.....
Florida Educa-
tion Assn.....

Florida Ice Assn...

Self ..............
Florida State
Retailers Assn....

Brotherhood of Lo-
comotive Firemen
and Enginemen. .
Florida Funeral
Directors Assn.....
Motion Picture
Exhibitors of
Florida......
Motion Picture
Exhibitors of
Florida.........
Associated Indus-
tries of Florida, Inc
Florida Assn. of
Insurance Agents.



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Labor
Banking Code, and general bank-
ing legislation
General local bills
Any pertaining to the two coun-
ties or of interest to their Repre-
sentatives
Dairy legislation, local legislation
affecting creation of Ferncrest
Village, and the Tindal Ham-
mock Irrigation and Soil Con-
servation District
Any pertaining to public utilities
Passage of a bill permitting sum-
mer racing
Matters pertaining to Wholesale
Grocery Field
Matters pertaining to Motel In-
dustry
Relating to Trucks and their
operation
Bills relating to establishment of
county and regional libraries and
the provision of state financial
aid thereto

Anything pertaining to Dairying
Anything pertaining to munici-
pal government

Affecting public Schools
Anything pertaining to ice sales
and manufacturing

Insurance and Auto Safety
Worthless Check Bill, Inventory
Assessment and general legis-
lation

Anything pertaining to labor or
insurance
Any legislation pertaining to fu-
neral directing

Any thing pertaining to motion
picture industry

Anything pertaining to motion
picture industry

Any affecting business
Agents Qualification, Self-Insur-
ance Pools, Driver Education,
Unfair Practices and Frauds,
Fire, Casualty, and Surety In-
surance, etc.



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Entity Representative Duration of By Whom
Name and Address Business or Employer and Address Nature of Business Representation Authorized Particular Legislation Involved



Johnson, William C.,
M iami..............

Kite, W. E., Sr.,
M iami..............
Korbly, Charles A.,
Orlando.............
Lane, Donald R.,
M iam i...............

Lee, Terry C.,
Tallahassee..........

Livingston, Arch,
Tallahassee ........ .
Livingston, Arch,
Tallahassee ........
Livingston, Arch,
Tallahassee. ... ...
McCutchin, L. E.,
Pensacola ..........

McWilliam, Alex,
Vero Beach, Fla......
Madigan, John A., Jr.,
Tallahassee ..........
Madigan, John A., Jr.,
Tallahassee..........

Marsicano, Ralph A.,
Tampa ............ .

Mawhinney, B. J.,
Tallahassee .........



Florida State Electrical
Workers Assn..........

Order of Railway
Conductors .. ........
American Fire &
Casualty Co............
All Christian Science
Interests in Florida.... .

Board of Commissioners
of State Institutions....

Florida Trailer Coach
Assn. .. ...........
Florida Drive-Ur-Self
Operators........... .

Florida Used Car Dealers.

Gulf Life Insurance Co...

Gulfstream Park
Racing Assn ...........
Florida Cemetery
Assn ...............

Florida Sheriffs Assn.....

Florida League of Munici-
palities and City of
Tampa .............
State Comptroller's
Office.................



Owen, E. P., Jr., Cities of Jacksonville and
Jacksonville. ........ Miami Beach. .........



Parham, W. Harold,
Jacksonville. .......
Parham, W. Harold,
Jacksonville .... .

Parham, W. Harold,
Jacksonville .......
Petteway, Lewis W.,
Tallahassee .......
Pickerill, R. W.,
Orlando ..........

Presley, J. E.,
New Smyrna Beach...

Rambo, Nat H.,
Tallahassee. .........



Florida Hospital Assn.....
Blue Cross of Florida and
Blue Shield of Florida...

Florida Medical Assn.....
R.R. and Public Utilities
Commission ..........
Florida Retail Liquor
Dealers Assn. .........

Brotherhood of Locomo-
tive Engineers ....... .

Florida Citizens Safety
Council and Governor's
Highway Safety Conf....



Same
Miami .............. .

Same
Cedar Rapids, Iowa....
Same
Orlando................
Same
Miami ............... ..

Same...............

Same
Tallahassee.......... ...
Same
Tallahassee ........... .
Same
Tallahassee ........... .
Same
Jacksonville.............

Same
Hallandale..............
Same
Clearwater ............ .
Same
Tallahassee ........... .

Same
Tam pa. .. .............



Electrical Workers.......

Transportation, Traffic,
and Insurance..........

Insurance...............

Religious .............



Trailer Coaches and
Park Operators....... ..

Rental car business......

Used car...............

Life Insurance...........

Gulfstream Race Track...

Cemetery bills...........



Session ........ .

Session .......

Session ........

Session ....... .




Full time .....

Session ........

Full time ......

Session.........

Full time. .

Session .......



Law enforcement. ....... Session.......



Municipalities. .......... Session ........



Same. ....................................



Same
Jacksonville and Miami
Beach ............... .

Same
Jacksonville ........... .
Same
Jacksonville ...........

Same
Jacksonville ......... ..
Same
Tallahassee. ............
Same
Avon Park ............

Same
Cleveland, Ohio.......



Municipal government.. .. Yearly.......



Hospitalization..........

Prepaid medical care.....



Session ......

Session ....... .



Medicine ............... Full time ....



Retail liquor............

Traffic, Transportation,
and Insurance........



Session ....... .

Session........



Florida State
Electrical Work-
ers Assn.........
Order of Railway
Conductors......
American Fire &
Casualty Co.....
Church Officers
made Appoint-
m ent ..............

S..................

Florida Trailer
Coach Assn.....
Florida Drive-Ur-
Self Operators....
Florida Used Car
Dealers Assn.....
Gulf Life
Insurance Co....

Gulfstream Park
Racing Assn......
Florida Cemetery
Assn ........
Florida Sheriffs
Assn............

Florida League of
Municipalities and
City of Tampa...





Cities of Jackson-
ville and Miami
Beach...........
Florida Hospital
Assn.. .......
Blue Cross of Fla.
& Blue Shield of
Fla.. . . .
Florida Medical
Assn. ...........

Florida Retail
Liquor Dealers
Assn ...........
Brotherhood of Lo-
comotive Engin-
eers ..............



Any affecting working people of
state
Transportation, traffic, and in-
surance legislation

Insurance

Anything affecting religious rites

All legislation affecting custodial
institutions
Dealer licensing and title certifi-
cate matters

Title certificate matters

Title certificate matters

Anything pertaining to Life In-
surance
Any legislation pertaining to
horse racing

Cemetery bills
Anything pertaining to law en-
forcement and law enforcement
officers

All legislation of general interest
to municipalities
All legislation affecting Comp-
troller's Office particularly any
legislation concerning various
Retirement Systems in the State
of Florida

Any legislation affecting said
cities

Hospitalization

Insurance legislation or any af-
fecting these organizations
Any medical legislation, public
health
Anything involving the Commis-
sion

Any pertaining to retail liquor
dealers
Any pertaining to traffic, trans-
portation, insurance, and safety
measures



Same. ........ ..... ....... . . Hiighway Safety



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Entity Representative Duration of By Whom
Name and Address Business or Employer and Address Nature of Business Representation Authorized Particular Legislation Involved



Rowton, Ernest A.,
Tallahassee ........ .
Robinson, Grover C., Jr.,
Pensacola ...... ...
Roche, Frank G.,
M iami..............
Roland, Henry C.,
Tallahassee..........
Schoen, Paul W.,
Pensacola.......... .
Shelley, W. P., Jr.,
Tallahassee ........ .
Shivers, Douglas B.,
Tallahassee ........ .

Smith, Sherwood,
Jacksonville. .......
Stevens, A. J.,
Tallahassee ..........

Stover, Mrs. Richard F.,
Miami ............

Taylor, Lt. C. E.,
Tallahassee..........

Tench, Benmont, Jr.,
Gainesville .........
Tomasello, A. D.,
Bartow..... ... .. .
Tomasello, A. D.,
Bartow.............
Truett, Lawrence A.,
Tallahassee .........




Wallace, Webster G.,
M iami..............
Wilcox, E. C. (Tony),
M iami..............
Williams, Broward,
Tallahassee..........
Willis, Ben C.,
Tallahassee ..... ....
Willis, Ben C.,
Tallahassee .........

Willis, Ben C.,
Tallahassee ........ .
Willis, Ben C.,
Tallahassee..........
Woodard, Glen P.,
Jacksonville .......
Wotitsky, Leo.,
Punta Gorda.......
Wotitsky, Leo,
Punta Gorda.......
Wigginton, John T.,
Tallahassee ........ .



American Legion
Department of Florida..

City of Pensacola........
Florida Federation of
Labor.................

Motor Bus Operators....

Florida Forestry Assn.....

Florida Power Corp.....
Associated Plumbing &
Heating Contractors, Inc.

Florida State Department
of Public Welfare.......

Florida Education Assn...

Governor's Advisory
Committee on Mental
Health ........... ....
Department of Public,
Safety, Highway Patrol.

Florida Assn. of Archi-
tects......... .....

B. Nelson Deranian, Inc..

Florida Trucking Assn...
The following insurance
agencies: C. L. Clements,
Geo. B. Coster, Joseph
M. Lipton, D. R. Mead
& Co., Lon Worth Crow,
Gordon & Gaynor, Cal-
lahan & Stuzin.........
Miami Chamber of
Commerce.............
The Firefighters of
Florida.................
State Treasurer and
Insurance Commissioner

Florida Medical Assn.... .
Assn. of Casualty and
Surety Companies. .....

Blue Cross of Florida,
Blue Shield of Florida....

Florida Hospital Assn.....
Florida Petroleum Indus-
tries Committee........

Florida Press Assn.......
A group of class-room
teachers ...............
Natl. Assn. of Insurance
Brokers. ..............



Veterans affairs........

Municipal government....
Labor Unions,
A. F. of L ..........
Transportation of passen-
gers by motor bus......

Forestry. .. .........

Private power company..

Plumbing and heating....



Session .......

Session .........

Session .......

Session ..........

Session .... ...

Full time ....

Session ....... .



Same
Tallahassee. .........
Same
Pensacola...............
Same
M iam i ..................
Same
Tallahassee ........... .
Same
Pensacola.. ...... .......
Florida Power Corp.,
St. Petersburg.. .......
Same
Tampa, Fla.............

Same
Same ...............
Same
Tallahassee ........... .



American Legion
Dept. of Florida..

City of Pensacola..
Florida Federation
of Labor........
Motor Bus
Operators .......
Florida Forestry
Assn.............

Florida Power Corp
Associated Plumb-
ing & Heating
Contractors, Inc..

Florida Education
Assn. Ed. Hen-
derson. .........



Same... ....... .... ............. ...........

Same. ................ ..................



Same
Bradenton ......... ....
Same
Washington, D.C....
Same
Jacksonville.......... ..




Same
Dade County.........
Same
Miami ..............
Same
M iami..................

Sam e..................
Same
Jacksonville .......... .
Same
New York, N.Y.......

Same
Jacksonville. ....... .
Same
Jacksonville... ........
Same
Jacksonville ........... .
Same
Gainesville. .............
Same
Gainesville..............
Same
Tallahassee ........... .



Architectural practice ....
Chain stores and all
affecting interests..... .
Motor vehicle industry and
affiliated interests .....





Insurance.. . .

Roads and highways ..

City firemen...........


M medicine . . . .
Insurance and allied
matters. ....... .....

Prepaid medical care ....

Hospitalization........

Trade association........

Newspaper publishing....

Education..............

Insurance...............



Session ....... .

Session ........

Session...... ..





Session .........

Session ....... .

Session .......


Session .........

Session .

Session .. .

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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Tuesday, April 14, 1953



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A. M.



The roll was taken and tt
corded present:
Mr. Speaker Darby
Akridge David
Alexander Dekle
Andrews, J. E. Dowda
Andrews, G. F. Dukes
Atkinson Duncan
Ayres Elliott
Ballinger Fascell
Bartholomew Fee
Bedenbaugh Floyd
Bollinger Fuqua
Boyd Getzen
Burke Gibbons
Burton Gleaton
Burwell Griffin
Cleveland Griner
Cobb Hathaway
Conner Inman
Cook Jernigan
Costin Johnson
Crews Jones
Cross Keezel
Crowder Knight
Excused: Mr. Stewart.
A quorum present.
The following prayer was
Davidson, Chaplain:



ie following members were re-



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts



Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Zelmenovitz



offered by the Reverend Lee



Gracious God, Father of all men, we turn to Thee to
pray for our stricken world. Hasten the day of peace.
We thank Thee for our country and the idealism that per-
sists in our dreams of a more democratic society. We want
our country to aid in the creation of a better world, and we
desire here for all our people in the United States a nobler
and a better life. Take away our selfishness and forgive us
the wrongs we have done to others in our land.
For ourselves we confess our failures, our sins and our
lack of vision. Help us to better serve our country and our
fellowmen. We ask this in the name of Thy Son, Jesus
Christ. Amen.
Mr. Campbell asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Ayres asked to be made a co-introducer of House Bills
Nos. 134 and 136.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Messrs. Turlington, Mitts, Sheppard of Lee, Atkinson, Bal-
linger, McLaren, Conner, Washburne, Alexander, Jones of
Madison, Griffin, David, Burwell, Stimmell, Andrews of Union,
Duncan, Ayres, Zelmenovitz, Floyd and Fascell asked to be
made co-introducers of House Bill No. 26.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Monday, April 13, was ordered corrected,
and as corrected was approved.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT
RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Costin of Gulf-
H. B. No. 189-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
9 of Chapter 27833, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1951, entitled, "An
Act to abolish the present municipal government of the City
of Port St. Joe, in the County of Gulf, in the State of Florida,
and to create, establish and organize a municipality to be
known and designated as the City of Port St. Joe, and to de-
fine its territorial boundaries and to provide for its govern-
ment, jurisdiction, powers, franchises and privileges," relating
to the election and compensation of the City Commission.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to H. B. 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 Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 190-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
733.01, Florida Statutes, relating to personal representatives
taking possession of entire estate of decedents and the appli-
cation of estate income.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Fiduciary.
By Mr. Campbell of Okaloosa-
H. B. No. 191-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sub-
section (3) of Section 425.10 of Florida Statutes, relating to
election of Trustees of Rural Electric Co-operative and set-
ting forth their term of office.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Utilities.
By The Committee on Appropriations-
H. B. No. 192-A bill to be entitled An Act making an emer-
gency appropriation for the State Tuberculosis Board for use
in the current biennium.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Morgan of Duval-
H. B. No. 193-A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal
Section 770.04, Florida Statutes, relating to civil liability of
radio or television broadcasting stations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Messrs. Costin of Gulf, Varn of Hernando, Pearce of
Wakulla, Burke of Walton, Patton of Franklin, Stratton of
Nassau, Jones of Madison, Knight of Calhoun, Zelmenovitz
of Okeechobee, Jernigan of Escambia, Turlington and Cross
of Alachua, Morgan, Westberry and Mahon of Duval, Camp-
bell of Okaloosa, Pittman of Santa Rosa, Papy of Monroe,
Bedenbaugh of Columbia, Atkinson of Leon, Pruitt of Jef-
ferson, Okell of Dade, Keezel and Land of Orange, Ayres
of Marion, Mashburn of Bay, Conner of Bradford, Alexander
of Liberty, Webb of Washington, Crowder of Polk, McAlpin
of Hamilton, Dukes of Jackson, McFarland of Gadsden and
Smith of DeSoto-
H. B. No. 194-A bill to be entitled An Act to appropriate
to the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials the
sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for the fur-
ther improvement, development, expansion, beautification of
and to provide recreational facilities for Constitution Monu-
ment Park.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Mahon of Duval-
H. B. No. 195-A bill to be entitled An Act providing
that pension or profit sharing plans and programs shall
not be subject to the rule against perpetuities; the rule
against suspension of the power of alienation or the rule
against accumulation of income.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Messrs. McLaren, Shaffer and Petersen of Pinellas,
Washburne and Bartholomew of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 196-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Home-
stead Exemptions; amending Section 192.16, Florida Statutes,
relating to the filing of Homestead Exemption claims by add-
ing Subsection (3) to provide a penalty for giving false infor-
mation in said Homestead Exemption claims.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.



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By Messrs. Land and Keezel of Orange, Boyd of Lake,
Cleveland of Seminole, Duncan of Lake, Surles of Polk and
Usina of St. Johns.
H. B. No. 197-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
212.08, Florida Statutes, by adding a sub-section thereto
exempting from tax admissions on certain athletic contests.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By the Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 198-A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the
construction of new buildings in the state university system
without express legislative authority; and making certain ex-
ceptions thereto.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Higher Learning.
By the Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 199-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend sec-
tion 236.07, Florida Statutes, relating to the Minimum Founda-
tion Program, by requiring actual degrees for certification of
teachers in Ranks I, II, and III, with certain exceptions; by
increasing the allotments for teachers' salaries under the pro-
gram by ranks of teachers; by providing a minimum salary for
teachers under the program; by providing that no Minimum
Foundation Program funds may be expended for driving in-
struction programs, kindergartens, additional junior colleges
or summer recreation programs; and making this Act effec-
tive July 1, 1953.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Public Schools.
By the Legislative Council-
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 200-A JOINT RESO-
LUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION SIX
OF ARTICLE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA RELATING TO ELECTION AND TERMS OF
COUNTY OFFICERS; BY ABOLISHING THE ELECTIVE
OFFICE OF COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC IN-
STRUCTION AND PROVIDING FOR THE EMPLOYMENT
OF A COUNTY SUPERINTEDEDNT OF PUBLIC INSTRUC-
TION BY THE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARDS.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That the following amendment to section six
of article VIII of the State Constitution shall be submitted
to the qualified electors of the state for adoption or re-
jection at the general election to be held in November, 1954.
Section 6. Election of county officers; terms.-The legis-
lature shall provide for the election by the qualified electors
in each county of the following county officers: A clerk of
the circuit court, a sheriff, constables for such justice of
the peace districts as may be authorized under the provis-
ions of Article V, Section 21; a county assessor of taxes, a
tax collector and a county surveyor. The term of office of
all county officers mentioned in this section shall be four
years. The legislature shall provide by law for the care and
custody of all county funds and shall provide the method
of reporting and paying out all such funds.
The elective office of county superintendent of public in-
struction is hereby abolished and upon the expiration of
the terms of office of those now in office, the several boards
of public instruction shall employ a county superintendent
of public instruction for the administration of the county
schools.
-which was read the first tine in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By the Legislative Council--
H. B. No. 201-A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sec-
tion 241.47, Florida Statutes, creating the University of South
Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Higher Learning.
By the Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 202-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
236.04, Florida Statutes, relating to the Minimum Foundation
Program, by deleting reference to kindergartens and limiting
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computation of instruction units; repealing Subsection (3) of
Section 236.04, Florida Statutes, relating to instruction units

for attendance in kindergartens; by requiring each county to
employ a number of teachers not less than 95% of the instruc-
tion units calculated for such county and upon failure so to do
to have such instruction units reduced; and making this act
effective July 1, 1953.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Public Schools.
By the Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 203-A bill to be entitled An Act to require the
State Board of Control to submit a schedule of certain fees and
charges for institutions of higher learning with the legislative
budgets and to prohibit an increase in such fees and charges.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Higher Learning.
By the Legislative Council-
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 204-
A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT
TO SECTION 10 OF ARTICLE XII OF THE STATE CON-
STITUTION RELATING TO SPECIAL TAX SCHOOL DIS-
TRICTS; BY ABOLISHING THE OFFICE OF SCHOOL DIS-
TRICT TRUSTEE AND PROVIDING THAT THE MEMBERS
OF THE COUNTY BOARDS OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
SHALL BE VESTED WITH ALL THE POWERS AND DU-
TIES OF TRUSTEES.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That the following amendment to section 10
of article XII of the State Constitution shall be submitted
to the qualified electors of the state for adoption or rejection
at the general election to be held in November, 1954:
Section 10. County school districts; board members; tax.-
The legislature may provide for the division of any county
or counties into convenient school districts; and for the levy
and collection of a district school tax, for the exclusive use
of public free schools within the district, whenever a ma-
jority of the qualified electors thereof that pay a tax on real,
or personal property shall vote in favor of such levy; pro-
vided, that any tax authorized by this section shall not ex-
ceed ten (10) mills on the dollar in any one (1) year on the
taxable property of the district. The office of special tax
school district trustee is abolished and the county boards
of public instruction shall have supervision of all the schools
within the districts and shall exercise and perform all pow-
ers and duties formerly vested in school district trustees.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Costin of Gulf-
H. B. No. 205-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of
Mrs. May Jones Lay for the death of her husband, Devereaux
Berry Lay, resulting from an accident wherein the automo-
bile driven by Devereaux Berry Lay collided with a Chevro-
let truck owned by the State Road Department of Florida
while Devereaux Berry Lay had the right of way.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims & State Pensions and Appropriations.
By Mr. Medlock of Lafayette-
H. B. No. 206-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chap-
ter 238, Florida Statutes, 1951, relating to teachers retirement
system, by adding thereto sections providing additional pen-
sion allowance of three dollars per month for each year of
past service up to and including fifteen years, not to exceed
forty five dollars per month, for teachers retired on or be-
fore December 31, 1952 and providing for appropriation there-
for from the General Revenue Fund.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims & State Pensions and Appropriations.



Mr. Surles moved that House Bill No. 206, which was re-
ferred to the Committees on Claims & State Pensions and
Appropriations, also be referred to the Committee on Edu-
cation-Public Schools.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.











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By Messrs. Ballinger and Atkinson of Leon, Pruitt of Jef-
ferson, Cross of Alachua, Inman and McFarland of Gadsden-
H. B. No. 207-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
state officers and employees retirement system amending Sec-
tions 121.02, Subsections (1) and (2), Florida Statutes, relat-
ing to definitions; Section 121.03, Florida Statutes, relating
to contributions; and Section 121.10, Florida Statutes, relat-
ing to death of officers and employees.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims & State Pensions.
By Mr. Medlock of Lafayette-
H. B. No. 208-A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sub-
sections (9), (10), (11), (12), (13) (14), (15), (16), (17), (18),
(19), (20) and (21) of Section 585.34, Florida Statutes, relat-
ing to inspection and transportation of meats in Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Livestock.
Mr. Bedenbaugh moved that House Bill No. 208, which
was referred to the Committee on Livestock, also be referred
to the Committee on Public Health & Safety.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Campbell of Okaloosa, Webb of Washington,
Pittman of Santa Rosa, Costin of Gulf, Dukes and McFarlin
of Jackson and Knight of Calhoun-
H. B. No. 209-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
ownership of rights to minerals; providing for the levy of
excise tax on all leases, ownerships or other rights in min-
erals upon or under lands in the state; providing the pro-
cedure therefore; providing the distribution of such excise
taxes; and providing penalties for violations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. Ballinger and Atkinson of Leon, and Fascell of
Dade-
H. B. No. 210-A bill to be entitled An Act creating a
memorial and planning commission whose chief function will
be to aid and advise the Secretary of State in the preserva-
tion of battle flags and memorials in and around the capitol,
the care, supervision and installation of suitable memorials,
and the planning and decorating of the corridors of the
capitol to the end that historical Florida may be brought
to the attention of visitors and the resources and other
beauties of the state prominently displayed.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on State Publicity.
Mr. Fascell asked to be made a co-introducer of House Bill
No. 210.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
By Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 211-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
the Florida Plumbing Control Act of 1951; amending Sec-
tions 553.05 (1), (3), (4), 553.07, 553.08 and 553.04 (3), Flor-
ida Statutes, relating to plumbing permits and inspectors,
providing for exemption by board of county commissioners
of certain municipalities and governing, service or sanitary
districts from provisions of law governing county plumbing
permits and inspectors and providing for such permits and
inspectors within said exempted municipalities and districts,
and amending form of bond to conform to same, and pro-
viding the effective date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
' By Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough--
H. B. No. 212-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Florida Plumbing Control Act of 1951; amending Section
553.04 (1), Florida Statutes, relating to bonds required of
plumbing contractors by limiting said bond requirement to
plumbing contractors in counties electing to operate under said
Plumbing Control Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
Mr. Ayres moved that House Bill No. 212 be withdrawn
from the Committee on Public Health & Safety and referred



to the Committee on County Government.



April 14, 1953



By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 219-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to suits
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The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Turlington and Cross of Alachua, Okell of Dade
and Cobb of Volusia--
H. B. No. 213-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chapter
467, Florida Statutes, relating to architects, by adding an addi-
tional section providing for the enforcement of state laws and
rules, regulations or orders of the State Board of Architecture
by civil proceedings.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-General.
By Mr. Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee-
H. B. No. 214-A bill to be entitled An Act to designate
Okeechobee County as site of South Florida Mental Hospital.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on State Institutions.
By Messrs. Moody, Johnson and Gibbons of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 215-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of all counties
of the State of Florida having a population of not less than
175,000 and not more than 300,000 inhabitants according to
the last preceding federal census, to require by resolution that
any automobile junkyard or junkyard of any kind or premises
used for storage or storage and sale of parts of old motor
vehicles or premises upon which wrecked or dismantled motor
vehicles are stored, including premises adjacent to automobile
garages used for storage of wrecked or dismantled motor ve-
hicles, shall be enclosed by a substantial fence of the character
and type of materials to be prescribed by the Board of County
Commissioners or by applicable zoning regulations; requiring
such premises to be fenced within six months from the adoption
of such resolution and providing penalties for the violation
thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Messrs. Dekle of Taylor and Medlock of Lafayette-
H. B. No. 216-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
99.021, Florida Statutes, relating to the oath of political party
candidates, by providing that such oath shall contain state-
ments, among others required, to the effect that the candidate
did not vote for any nominee of any political party other than
his own at the last general election and that the candidate
pledges himself to vote for all nominees of his political party
at the next succeeding general election; and fixing the effec-
tive date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
Mr. Jones of Madison was granted permission to introduce
guests at this time.
Mr. Jones of Madison introduced the Ninth and Tenth grades
of Pinetta School, and their teachers, Mrs. Morse and Mr.
Holland. Mr. Jones also introduced the Eighth grade of Cherry
Lake School and their teacher, Mr. Hybert Hendry.
By Messrs. Dekle of Taylor and Medlock of Lafayette-
H. B. No. 217-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
101.111, Florida Statutes, relating, among other things, to the
oath required of a challenged voter at a primary election, to
provide that such oath shall, among its other requirements,
contain a statement to the effect that at the last preceding
general election the challenged voter did not vote for any nomi-
nee of any party other than the party of which said chal-
lenged voter claims to be a member; and fixing the effective
date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Messrs. Cobb and Sweeny of Volusia-
H. B. No. 218-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
847.01, Florida Statutes, relating to the punishment for pub-
lishing and distributing obscene literature.
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-Civil.
By Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. B. No. 220-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 562.451, Florida Statutes, relating to moonshine liquor;
providing that it be a felony to own or possess, manufacture
or sell moonshine liquor.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Mr. Alexander of Liberty-
H. B. No. 221-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of County Commissioners of Liberty County, Florida,
to grant franchises for the operation of public utilities in
towns or in communities in Liberty County, Florida.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to H. B. No. 221.
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. Alexander of Liberty-
H. B. No. 222-A bill to be entitled An Act to raise the
pay of the Liberty County Tax Assessor and Tax Collector
from two thousand one hundred dollars ($2,100.00) to three
thousand dollars ($3,000.00) to be prorated based on taxes
levied by the County Commissioners and the School Board.
roof of Publication of notice attached to H. B. No. 222.
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. Alexander of Liberty-
H. B. No. 223-A bill to be entitled An Act granting the
County Commissioners of Liberty County authority to ex-
pend up to fifty dollars ($50.00) a month for each county
commissioner district for inspection and other road and
bridge expense.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to H. B. No. 223.
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. Mahon, Morgan and Westberry of Duval-
H. B. No. 224-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 3 of Chapter 25932, Laws of Florida, Special Acts
of 1949, entitled, "An Act affecting the government of the
City of Jacksonville by authorizing and requiring the city
commission and the city council to place certain amounts
from certain revenues of the municipal water supply sys-
tem in a special fund during each of the calendar years
1949 through 1956 to be used during said years exclusively
for making certain improvements and extensions to the mu-
nicipal water supply system in order to effectuate a two
million dollar water supply system improvement program on
a pay-as-you-go basis; and providing for the source, deposit,
investment and use of such fund, and the powers and duties
of certain officials with reference thereto", so as to permit
the fund created thereby to be used for extending water
distribution lines and acquiring water systems.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to H. B. No. 224.
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. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 225-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to



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The moton was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Fascell, Floyd and Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 233-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section



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schools; amending Subsection (1) of Section 236.07, Florida
Statutes, relating to the basis of distribution of the founda-
tion program fund to the several counties and defining the
ranks of teacher certificate holders; and repealing Section
231.22, Florida Statutes, providing that special certificates
may be issued by the state superintendent of public instruc-
tion in certain circumstances.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Public Schools.
By Messrs Turlington and Cross of Alachua, Stokes and
Mashburn of Bay-
H. B. No. 226-A bill to be entitled An Act for the
relief of Gladys L. Baxley of Bay County, Florida. Com-
pensation for injuries sustained by Gladys L. Baxley upon
the campus of the University of Florida at Gainesville.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims & State Pensions and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Surles and Crowder of Polk-
H. B. No. 227-A bill to be entitled An Act to restrict sewage
disposal permits by the State Board of Health and county
health authorities as to bodies of water that lie wholly or partly
within the corporate limits of any incorporated municipality
in the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Municipal Government.
By Mr. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 228-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to vari-
ance between instruments affecting title to real property with
respect to the names of persons' signature thereto; providing
that the person named in one instrument shall be presumed
to be the same person named in the others.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Mr. Getzen of Sumter-
H. B. No. 229-A bill to be entitled An Act appropriating
funds for the construction and maintenance of the Dade
Battlefield Memorial Park.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Andrews of Holmes-
H. B. No. 230-A bill to be entitled An Act to require that
operators of all motor vehicles for hire or taxicabs operated in
Holmes County, Florida, shall be insured under policies of
liability insurance and meet minimum safety requirements;
further providing certain duties for the County Commission
and penalties for violations.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to H. B. No. 230.
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. Burwell and David of Broward-
H. B. No. 231-A bill to be entitled An Act directing the
Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials to convey all
titles held by the state in certain lands in Broward County to
R. H. Gore, of Broward County.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Lands.
By Messrs. Cleveland of Seminole and Pruitt of Jefferson--
H. B. No. 232-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
398.22, Florida Statutes, relating to penalty for the illegal sale
of narcotics.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
Mr. Cleveland moved that House Bill No. 232, which was
referred to the Committee on Judiciary-Criminal, also be re-
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469.04, Florida Statutes, 1949, relating to the examination of
persons engaged or engaging in the business or work of in-
stalling plumbing or house drainage: providing for the exam-
ination of applicants desiring to engage in or work at the
business of plumbing: providing for the fees to be paid for
issuance of a certificate for master plumbers, employing
plumbers and journeyman plumbers: repealing all laws or
parts of laws in conflict with this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Municipal Government.
By Mr. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 234-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 236.03, Florida Statutes, 1951, relating to the determi-
nation and recalculation of units under the minimum foun-
dation program by requiring reports from county superin-
tendents of September and October attendance and limiting
recalculations of the program to the manner prescribed by
regulation of the State Board of Education.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Public Schools.
By Messrs. Westberry and Morgan of Duval-
H. B. No. 235-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 381.09, Florida Statutes, relating to the compensation of
the members of the State Board of Health and state health
officer, by providing only the compensation and expenses
of the board members.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs. Darby of Escambia and Sweeny of Volusia-
H. B. No. 236-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to adop-
tion of children; adding Section 72.191 to Chapter 72, Florida
Statutes, providing for summary adoption proceedings in
certain cases; and authorizing a final order of adoption to
be entered without hearing under certain conditions.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Messrs. David and Burwell of Broward-
H. B. No. 237-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
tax on chain stores; amending Subsection (6) of Section
204.01, Florida Statutes, by exempting ice plants or ice dealers
engaged principally in the sale of ice from the payment of
the license tax upon chain stores.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. Boyd and Duncan of Lake, Williams and Cleve-
land of Seminole, David and Burwell of Broward, Ayres of
Marion, Fascell and Floyd of Dade, Rood of Manatee, Fee of
St. Lucie, Griffin of Osceola, Getzen of Sumter, Land and
Keezel of Orange, Stratton of Nassau, Johnson of Hillsborough,
Costin of Gulf, Atkinson of Leon, Morgan of Duval and Webb
of Washington.
H. B. No. 238-A bill to be entitled An Act enlarging the
number of commissioners of the Florida Railroad and Public
Utilities Commission; dividing the state into commissioners'
districts and providing for the election and term of office of
the commissioners; providing that the present Florida Rail-
road and Public Utilties Commissioners shall remain in office
until the expiration of their respective terms and providing
for the election of two additional commissioners; and pro-
viding for the severability of this Act and its effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Utilities and Appropriations.
Messrs. Johnson, Land, Costin, Atkinson and Keezel asked
to be made co-introducers of House Bill No. 238.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Boyd moved that House Bill No. 238, which was referred
to the Committees on Public Utilities and Appropriations, be
withdrawn from the Committee on Public Utilities and referred
to the Committees on Governmental Reorganization and Ap-
propriations.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 239-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 235.33, Florida Statutes, relating to the percentage



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Proof of Publication attached.
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of contract prices to be retained until final inspection and
acceptance on contracts for construction of school buildings.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Public Schools.
Mr. Cobb moved that House Bill No. 239 be withdrawn from
the Committee on Education-Public Schools, and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 240-A bill to be entitled An Act to guarantee
payment of all expenses of the office of the county judge
in and for Monroe County, State of Florida, plus an annual
guaranteed remuneration or net compensation for said county
judge; providing the provisions of said Act shall be effective
beginning with the calendar year 1953; further providing
that the provisions of said Act shall be considered cumula-
tive to other laws.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to H. B. No. 240.
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. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 241-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the
salary and/or compensation of the superintendent of public
instruction of Monroe County, Florida; designating the times
and installments in which and the fund from which the
same shall be paid; repealing all laws and parts of laws,
whether general or special, in conflict with this Act to the
extent of such conflict; and providing when this Act shall
take effect.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to H. B. No. 241.
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. David and Burwell of Broward-
H. B. No. 242-A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the
present municipal government of the City of Hallandale,
Broward County, Florida; to establish, organize and consti-
tute a municipality to be known as "City of Hallandale" in
Broward County, Florida; to provide a charter for said city;
to fix its territorial limits and boundaries, which limits and
boundaries are of the same description as the boundaries of
the former city as set out in Chapter 24993, Special Acts of
1947, Laws of Florida; to provide for its government; to pro-
vide for its officers and to abolish the offices of the elective
officers of the former city; to prescribe its jurisdiction, powers
and privileges; to validate all tax assessments and levies made
by the former city; to preserve in effect all those ordinances
and resolutions of the former city not inconsistent with this
act; to reserve title to all property held by the former city;
to keep in effect all contracts of the former city; and to pre-
scribe a referendum prerequisite to the effectiveness of this
act.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Local Calendar.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following messages from the Senate were received and
read:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Ripley-
S. B. No. 6-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Duval
County, Florida, to convey to Nicola Sgro of Duval County,
Florida, certain lands lying and situate in said county, upon











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By Senator Ripley-
S. B. No. 17-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Duval
County, Florida, to convey to Mamie Williams of Duval
County, Florida, a certain lot of land lying and situate in said
county, upon the payment of certain monies and fees.
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 S. B. 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.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 17.
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. 17 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Melvin-
S. B. No. 75-A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing all
justice of peace districts in Okaloosa County, Florida, subject
to approval at a referendum election.
Also
By Senator Melvin-
S. B. No. 76-A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing all justice
of peace districts in Santa Rosa County, Florida, subject
to approval at a referendum election.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 75 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the
Local Calendar.
And Senate Bill No. 76 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the
Local Calendar.
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
senatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Beall-
S. B. No. 58-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sub-
section 1 of Section 50 of Chapter 15425, Laws of Florida,
Special Acts, 1931, the same being the city charter of the
City of Pensacola; as amended by Section 3 of Chapter
20057, Laws of Florida, Special Acts, 1939, and as amended
by Section 1 of Chapter 23471, Laws of Florida, Special
Acts, 1945; changing the date when the board of equali-
zation of said city shall meet; repealing clause.
Proof of Publication attached.
Also-
By Senator Beall-
S. B. No. 60-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sub-
section (f) Section 100 of Chapter 15425, Laws of Florida,
Special Acts, 1931, the same being the City Charter of the
City of Pensacola; providing for one primary election and
one general election for councilmen, setting the dates for
the holding of said primary and general elections, setting
the deadline for the qualification of candidates for council-



men, and setting the date for the closing of the registration
of qualified voters; providing that the city council shall pass
ordinances as to the details of conducting said primary and
general elections; providing for the date of qualifying and



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entering upon the duties of councilmen; and severability and
repealing clauses.
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 S. B. No. 58.
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. 58 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 60.
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. 60 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
senatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Shands-
S. B. No. 24-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
fencing of livestock in Alachua County, Florida; providing
the liability of the owner of livestock running at large or
straying; the impounding and sale of such livestock, prescrib-
ing the duty of County Commissioners and Sheriffs hereunder;
providing punishment for violation of the provisions here-
of and repealing certain laws in conflict herewith.
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 S. B. No. 24.
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. 24 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has adopted-
By Senator Connor-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 52:
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION DESIGNATING JANUARY
13 THROUGH JANUARY 19, AS STEPHEN FOSTER MEMO-
RIAL WEEK.
WHEREAS, Stephen Collins Foster, the composer of over
200 songs or musical compositions, is recognized as the Father
of American Folk Music, and,
WHEREAS, the State of Florida by act of the 1935 Legis-
lature designated Foster's "Suwannee River" or "Old Folks at
Home" as the official song of the state; and,
WHEREAS, the State of Florida with the sponsorship and
cooperation of the Florida Federation of Music Clubs has set
aside a park of 243 acres on the banks of the Suwannee River
at White Springs anrd constructed a memorial to Stephen
Collins Foster therein. This memorial is in the form of a
museum with eight third dimensional dioramas depicting his
songs, and hundreds of valuable and interesting items of



Fosterania; including documents, musical scores, manuscripts,
bcots and portraits; and,
WHEREAS, the Stephen Foster Memorial Corporation, with
the endorsement of both the National and Florida Federation
of Music has secured by act of the 82nd Congress the desig-
nation of January 13th of each year as Stephen Foster Memo-
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the United States to observe such day with appropriate cere-
monies, pilgrimages to his Shrine, and musical programs fea-
turing his compositions; and,
WHEREAS, the Stephen Foster Memorial Corporation of
the Florida Federation of Music Clubs is now working toward
the construction of an amphitheatre adequate and suitable
for music festivals, folk festivals, choir festivals, and programs
featuring Americana; and,
WHEREAS, the Florida Federation of Music Clubs has and
does plan to present each year a series of varied musical
programs and festivals, including, the Stephen Foster Ball and
Coronation of "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair"; and,
WHEREAS, it is the determination of this legislature that
the setting aside of one week of the year in honor of the
memory of Stephen Collins Foster, whose music has gladdened
the hearts of generations of Floridians, is a fitting tribute to
the memory of this great and beloved personage,
NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CON-
CURRING:-
That, the week of January 13 through January 19 each year
shall be set aside and designated as Stephen Foster Memorial
Week, in order that such period out of the days of each year
shall be devoted to memorial tributes to Stephen Collins Foster,
and for the purpose of enabling the clubs and musical units of
the Florida Federation of Music Clubs to plan pilgrimages and
to present a series of musical programs and festivals for the
enjoyment and cultural enrichment of our citizens, and the
many visitors within our midst.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 52 contained in the
above message, was read the first time in full and referred to
the Committee on Resolutions.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE GENERAL BILLS AND
JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND READING
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 15-A JOINT RESO-
LUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII,
SECTION 3 OF THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION PERTAIN-
ING TO APPORTIONMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES IN
SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; BY PRO-
VIDING THAT THE LEGISLATURE MEETING IN 1955
AND THE LEGISLATURE MEETING IN 1961 AND THEN
THOSE THAT MEET EVERY TEN YEARS THEREAFTER
SHALL APPORTION.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That Article VII, Section 3 of the Florida Constitution be
amended, and the same is hereby agreed to and shall be
submitted to the electors of the State of Florida for ratifi-
cation or rejection at the next general election to be held
on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November,
1954, as follows:
Section 3. Apportionment of representatives in senate and
house of representatives.-The Legislature that shall meet in
regular session A. D. 1955, and the Legislature that shall
meet in regular session A. D. 1961, and then those that shall
meet every ten (10) years thereafter shall apportion the
representation in the senate, and shall provide for thirty-
eight (38) senatorial districts, such districts to be as nearly
equal in population as practicable, but no county shall be
divided in making such apportionment, and each district
shall have one senator; and at the same time the Legisla-
ture shall also apportion the representation in the house
of representatives, and shall allow three (3) representatives
to each of the five most populous counties, and two (2)
representatives to each of the next eighteen (18) more pop-
ulous counties, and one (1) representative of each of the
remaining counties of the state at the time of such ap-
portionment. Should the Legislature fail to apportion the
representation in the senate and in the house of repre-
sentatives, at any regular session the Legislature at any
of the times herein designated, it shall be the duty of the
Legislature or Legislatures succeeding such regular session
of the Legislature, either in special or regular session, to



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apportionment. Should the Legislature fail to apportion the
representation in the senate and in the house of represen-
tative, at any regular session of the Legislature at any of
the times herein designated, it shall be the duty of the
Legislature or Legislatures succeeding such regular session
of the Legislature, either in special or regular session, to
apportion the representation in the senate and in the house
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of representatives as herein provided. The preceding regular
Federal or regular state census, which ever shall have been
taken nearest any apportionment of representatives in the
senate and in the house of representatives, shall control in
making any such apportionment. In the event the Legisla-
ture shall fail to reapportion the representation in the Leg-
islature as required by this amendment, the governor shall
(within thirty (30) days after the adjournment of the regu-
lar session), call the Legislature together in extraordinary
session to consider the question of reapportionment and such
extraordinary session of the Legislature is hereby manda-
torily required to reapportion the representation as required
by this amendment before its adjournment (and such ex-
traordinary session so called for reapportionment shall not
be limited to expire at the end of twenty (20) days or at
all, until reapportionment is affected, and shall consider
no business other than such reapportionment).
-was taken up.
Mr. Campbell moved that House Joint Resolution No. 15
be read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to and House Joint Resolution
No. 15 was read a second time in full.
Mr. Campbell moved that the rules be waived and House
Joint Resolution 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
Joint Resolution No. 15 was read a third time in full.
Mr. Smith of Indian River moved that further considera-
tion of House Joint Resolution No. 15 be postponed until
tomorrow, April 15.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Ayres moved the previous question on the final passage
of the joint resolution.
The motion was agreed to.
The question recurred on the final passage of House Joint
Resolution No. 15.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Joint
Resolution No. 15, which reads as follows:
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 15-A JOINT RESO-
LUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII,
SECTION 3 OF THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION PERTAIN-
ING TO APPORTIONMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES IN
SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; BY PRO-
VIDING THAT THE LEGISLATURE MEETING IN 1955
AND THE LEGISLATURE MEETING IN 1961 AND THEN
THOSE THAT MEET EVERY TEN YEARS THEREAFTER
SHALL APPORTION.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That Article VII, Section 3 of the Florida Constitution be
amended, and the same is hereby agreed to and shall be
submitted to the electors of the State of Florida for ratifi-
cation or rejection at the next general election to be held
on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November,
1954, as follows:
Section 3. Apportionment of representatives in senate and
house of representatives.-The Legislature that shall meet in
regular session A. D. 1955, and the Legislature that shall
meet in regular session A. D. 1961, and then those that
shall meet every ten (10) years thereafter shall apportion
the representation in the senate, and shall provide for
thirty-eight (38) senatorial districts, such districts to be as
nearly equal in population as practicable, but no county shall
be divided in making such apportionment, and each dis-
trict shall have one senator; and at the same time the
Legislature shall also apportion the representation in the
house of representatives, and shall allow three (3) repre-
sentatives to each of the five most populous counties, and
two (2) representatives to each of the next eighteen (18)
more populous counties, and one (1) representative of each
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Federal or regular state census, which ever shall have been
taken nearest any apportionment of representatives in the
senate and in the house of representatives, shall control in
making any such apportionment. In the event the Legisla-
ture shall fail to reapportion the representation in the Leg-
islature as required by this amendment, the governor shall
within thirty (30) days after the adjournment of the regu-
lar session), call the Legislature together in extraordinary
session to consider the question of reapportionment and such
extraordinary session of the Legislature is hereby manda-
torily required to reapportion the representation as required by
this amendment before its adjournment (and such extraordi-
nary session so called for reapportionment shall not be limited
to expire at the end of twenty (20) days or at all, until
reapportionment is affected, and shall consider no business
other than such reapportionment).
the result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Cross
Crowder
Nays:
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Yeas-74.
Nays-12.



Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Gibbons
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Jernigan
Johnson
Keezel
Knight
Lancaster

Bedenbaugh
Crews
Inman



Land
Mahon
Marshbumn
Mashburn
McFarland
M, Farlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce. Edna
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Rood

Jones
McAlpin
Pearce, Moody



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Stimmell
Stokes
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.



Pruitt
Roberts
Stiatton



So House Joint Resolution No. 15 passed by the required
Constitutional three-fifths vote of all members elected to
the House of Representatives for the 1953 Session of the
Florida Legislature.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 51-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
604.20, Florida Statutes, relating to bonds required of dealers
in agricultural products.
-was taken up.
Mr. Conner moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 51 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 51 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Conner moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 51 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. 51 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Pallinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd



Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross
Crowder



Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuaua
Getzen
Gibbons



Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Keezel
Knight
Lancaster
Land



Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
M. Farlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Murray



Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts
Rood



Saunders Sweeny
Shaffer Turlington
Sheppard, W.O. Usina
Shepperd, C.E. Varn
Smith, S. C. Washburne
Smith, S.N.,Jr. Westberry
Stimmell Williams, G.W.
Stokes Williams,J.R.A.
Stratton Williams,V.A.Jr
Surles



Yeas---87.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
Without objection, consideration of House Bill No. 25 was
temporarily passed.
H. B. No. 42-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that
bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates issued
under authority of Section 18, Article XII of the State Con-
stitution, shall be security for all public deposits, and legal
investments for the state and public officers, municipal corpo-
rations, political subdivisions and public bodies, all banks,
bankers, trust companies, savings banks, building and loan
associations, savings and loan associations, investment com-
panies and all other persons carrying on a banking business,
all insurance companies, insurance associations and other
persons carrying on an insurance business, and all executors,
administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries; pro-
viding accumulative effect of act and the effective date
thereof.
-was taken up.
Mr. McFarlin moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 42 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 42 was read a second time by title.
The Committee on Judiciary-Fiduciary offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 42:
In Section 1, line 8, of the bill, strike out the word: "other."
Mr. Bollinger moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
The Committee on Judiciary-Fiduciary offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 42:
At the end of Section I strike out the period, insert a comma
and add the following: "up to the amount as authorized by
law to be invested in any type of security, including United
States Government Bonds."
Mr. Bollinger moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. McFarlin moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 42, as amended, 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. 42, as amended, was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



result was:
Yeas:
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews



Cross
Crowder
Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson



Jones
Keezel
Knight
Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna



Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts
Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepherd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina











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Varn Westberry Williams,J.R.A.
Washburne Williams, G.W. Williams,V.A.Jr,
Yeas-86.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, as amended, and was ordered referred to
the Committee on Engrossing.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE LOCAL BILLS FOR
SECOND READING
VWithout objection, consideration of House Bill No. 20 was
temporarily passed.
H. B. No. 94-A bill to be entitled An Act to create and
incorporate the Town of Hollywood Ridge Farms, establishing
the territorial limits thereof; and defining the powers of the
town, and the town council, and providing for the election
of the town council; establishing a municipal court, provid-
ing for the qualification and registration of the electors;
ordinances, meetings of the town council, revenue and taxa-
tion, bond, and amendment of charter.
-was taken up.
Mr. Burwell moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 94 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 94 was read a second time by title.
Messrs. David and Burwell of Broward offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 94:
In Article I, Section 1, line 7, of the bill, strike out the
words: "containing in the aggregate three hundred twenty
(320) acres, more or less" and insert the following in lieu
thereof: "excepting therefrom the west one-half (WI/q of the
northwest one-quarter (NW1/4) and the north one-half (N1/2)
of northwest one-quarter (NW/4) of the southwest one-quarter
(SW 4), containing in the aggregate two hundred and twenty
acres. more or less."
Mr. Burwell moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Messrs. David and Burwell of Broward offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 94:
In Article V, Section 7, line 3, of the bill, add the word:
"not" between the words "shall" and "become."
Mr. Burwell moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Burwell moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 94, as amended, 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. 94, as amended, was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Darby
Akridge David
Alexander Dekle
Andrews, J. E. Dowda
Andrews, G. F. Dukes
Atkinson Duncan
Ayres Elliott
Bartholomew Fascell
Bollinger Fee
Boyd Floyd
Burke Fuqua
Burton Getzen
Burwell Gibbons
Campbell Gleaton
Cleveland Griffin
Cobb Griner
Conner Hathaway
Cook Inman
Costin Jernigan
Crews Johnson
Cross Jones
Crowder Knight
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.



on the passage of the bill the



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt



Roberts
Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr



So the bill passed, as amended, and was ordered referred to
the Committee on Engrossing.



73



H. B. No. 114-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Putnam
County, Florida; declaring the providing of an adequate library
for and the maintenance of the Circut Court chambers in the
County Courthouse be a county purpose; validating all expendi-
ture- from county funds heretofore made for such purpose;
appropriating a portion of certain docket fees collected by the
Clerk of the Circuit Court of said County to the General Reve-
nue Fund thereof, and providing for the use and disbursement
of such moneys and providing effective and expiration date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 114 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 114 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 114 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. 114 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Darby
Akridge David
Alexander Dekle
Andrews, J. E. Dowda
Andrews, G. F. Dukes
Atkinson Duncan
Ayres Elliott
Bartholomew Fascell
Bollinger Fee
Boyd Floyd
Burke Fuqua
Burton Getzen
Burwell Gibbons
Campbell Gleaton
Cleveland Griffin
Cobb Griner
Conner Hathaway
Cook Inman
Costin Jernigan
Crews Johnson
Cross Jones
Crowder Knight
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.



on the passage of the bill, the



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
Me Farlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt



Roberts
Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 115-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
establishment of a County Hospital Authority and Public
Hospital in Putnam County, Florida.
-was taken up.
Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 115 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 115 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 115 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. 115 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Bartholomew
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton



Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross
Crowder
Darby
David



Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton



Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Knight
Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn



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Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.



Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts
Rood



Saunders Sweeny
Shaffer Turlington
Sheppard, W.O. Usina
Shepperd, C.E. Varn
Smith, S. C. Washburne
Smith, S.N.,Jr. Westberry
Stimmell Williams, G.W.
Stokes Williams,J.R.A.
Stratton Williams,V.A.Jr.
Surles



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 116-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to com-
pensation of county officials in the several counties of the
State of Florida with not more than 23,652 and not less than
23,405 population according to the last preceding official state
census; providing effective and expiration date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 116 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 116 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 116 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. 116 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Darby
Akridge David
Alexander Dekle
Andrews, J. E. Dowda
Andrews, G. F. Dukes
Atkinson Duncan
Ayres Elliott
Bartholomew Fascell
Bollinger Fee
Boyd Floyd
Burke Fuqua
Burton Getzen
Burwell Gibbons
Campbell Gleaton
Cleveland Griffin
Cobb Griner
Conner Hathaway
Cook Inman
Costin Jernigan
Crews Johnson
Cross Jones
Crowder Knight
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as
to the Senate.



on the passage of the bill, the



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshbuin
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt



Roberts
Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, T.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S, C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.



stated, and was ordered certified



H. B. No. 117-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
compensation of members and officers of boards of public
instruction in the several counties of the State of Florida with
not more than 23,652 and not less than 23,405 population, ac-
cording to the last official census, and ratifying and confirming
payments made under Chapter 26,396, Laws of Florida, extra-
ordinary session of 1949, and under Chapter 26,646, Laws of
Florida, 1951, and under Chapter 27,141, Laws of Florida, 1951.
-was taken up.
Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 117 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 117 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 117 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. 117 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Bartholomew
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross
Crowder
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.



Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Knight



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt



Roberts
Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 118-A bill to be entitled An Act appropriating
all funds accruing to Putnam County, Florida, under Sec-
tion 15, Article 9 of the State Constitution, and Chapter 550,
Florida Statutes, 1951, the same being racing commission
funds, to the county board of public instruction of Putnam
County, Florida; the board of county commissioners of Put-
nam County, Florida; the board of bond trustees of Putnam
County, Florida, and the remainder to the county commis-
sioners of Putnam County, Florida, to be placed in the
"hospital fund"; providing effective and expiration dates.
-was taken up.
Mr. Dowda 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. Dowda 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
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Bartholomew
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross
Crowder
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.



Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Knight



Lancaster Roberts
Land Rood
Mahon Saunders
Marshburn Shaffer
Mashburn Sheppard, W.O.
McAlpin Shepperd, C.E.
McFarland Smith, S. C.
McFarlin Smith, S.N.,Jr.
McLaren Stimmell
Medlock Stokes
Mitts Stratton
Morgan Surles
Murray Sweeny
Okell Turlington
Papy Usina
Patton Varn
Pearce, Edna Washburne
Pearce, Moody Westberry
Peeples Williams, G.W.
Petersen Williams,J.R.A.
Pittman Williams,V.A.Jr
Pruitt











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So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
1H. B. No. 139-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to adver-
tisement of competitive bidding on contracts of the Board of
County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida.
--was taken up.
Mr. Boyd 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. Boyd 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,
Bill No. 139 was read a third time in full.



vote and House



When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Darby Lancaster Roberts
Akridge David Land Rood
Alexander Dekle Mahon Saunders
Andrews, J. E. Dowda Marshburn Shaffer
Andrews, G. F. Dukes Mashburn Sheppard, W.O.
Atkinson Duncan McAlpin Shepperd, C.E.
Ayres Elliott McFarland Smith, S. C.
Bartholomew Fascell McFarlin Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Bollinger Fee McLaren Stimmell
Boyd Floyd Medlock Stokes
Burke Fuqua Mitts Stratton
Burton Getzen Morgan Surles
Burwell Gibbons Murray Sweeny
Campbell Gleaton Okell Turlington
Cleveland Griffin Papy Usina
Cobb Griner Patton Varn
Conner Hathaway Pearce, Edna Washburne
Cook Inman Pearce, Moody Westberry
Costin Jernigan Peeples Williams, G.W.
Crews Johnson Petersen Williams,J.R.A.
Cross Jones Pittman Williams,V.A.Jr.
Crowder Knight Pruitt
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 140-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the require-
ments for roadways to and from subdivisions, and for drainage,
in Lake County, Florida, before plats thereof shall be entitled
to record.
-was taken up.
Mr. Boyd moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 140 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 140 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Boyd 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
Bill No. 140 was read a third
When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Cleveland
Akridge Cobb
Alexander Conner
Andrews, J. E. Cook
Andrews, G. F. Costin
Atkinson Crews
Ayres Cross
Bartholomew Crowder
Bollinger Darby
Boyd David
Burke Dekle
Burton Dowda
Burwell Dukes
Campbell Duncan



by a two-thirds
time in full.
on the passage


Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson



vote and House

of the bill, the


Jones
Knight
Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan



75



Murray Pittman Smith, S. C. Usina
Okell Pruitt Smith, S.N.,Jr. Varn
Papy Roberts Stimmell Washburne
Patton Rood Stokes Westben'y
Pearce, Edna Saunders Stratton Williams, G.W.
Pearce, Moody Shaffer Surles Williams,J.R.A.
Peeples Sheppard, W.O. Sweeny Williams,V.A.Jr
Petersen Shepperd, C.E. Turlington
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 141-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
fencing of livestock in Levy County, Florida; providing the
liability of the owner of livestock running at large or straying,
the impounding and sale of such livestock; prescribing the duty
of County Commissioners and Sheriffs hereunder; providing
punishment for violation of the provisions hereof and repealing
all laws in conflict herewith.
-was taken up.
Mr. Marshburn 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. Marshburn 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 vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Darby
Akridge David
Alexander Dekle
Andrews, J. E. Dowda
Andrews, G. F. Dukes
Atkinson Duncan
Ayres Elliott
Bartholomew Fascell
Bollinger Fee
Boyd Floyd
Burke Fuqua
Burton Getzen
Burwell Gibbons
Campbell Gleaton
Cleveland Griffin
Cobb Griner
Conner Hathaway
Cook Inman
Costin Jernigan
Crews Johnson
Cross Jones
Crowder Knight
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.



on the passage of the bill, the



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna.
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt



Roberts
Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
3weeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 152-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the com-
pensation of the members of the Board of Commissioners of
Fort Pierce Port Authority of St. Lucie County, Florida, at
three hundred dollars ($300.00) per year, each; providing from
what funds same shall be paid; and repealing all laws and parts
of laws in conflict herewith.
-was taken up.
Mr. Fee 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. Fee 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.



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April 14, 1953



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Darby
Akridge David
Alexander Dekle
Andrews, J. E. Dowda
Andrews, G. F. Dukes
Atkinson Duncan
Ayres Elliott
Bartholomew Fascell
Bollinger Fee
Boyd Floyd
Burke Fuqua
Burton Getzen
Burwell Gibbons
Campbell Gleaton
Cleveland Griffin
Cobb Griner
Conner Hathaway
Cook Inman
Costin Jernigan
Crews Johnson
Cross Jones
Crowder Knight
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as
to the Senate.



on the passage of the bill, the



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshbumn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
MLFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt



Roberts
Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W".O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.



stated, and was ordered certified



H. B. No. 153-A bill to be entitled An Act affecting the gov-
ernment of the City of Jacksonville, providing that the City
Auditor, Secretary of the City Commission, Municipal Inspec-
tor, and Inspector of Weights and Measures shall be in the
unclassified service and not subject to any Civil Service law
affecting the City of Jacksonville.
-was taken up.
Mr. Morgan moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 153 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 153 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Morgan moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 153 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. 153 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Darby
Akridge David
Alexander Dekle
Andrews, J. E. Dowda
Andrews, G. F. Dukes
Atkinson Duncan
Ayres Elliott
Bartholomew Fascell
Bollinger Fee
Boyd Floyd
Burke Fuqua
Burton Getzen
Burwell Gibbons
Campbell Gleaton
Cleveland Griffin
Cobb Griner
Conner Hathaway
Cook Inman
Costin Jernigan
Crews Johnson
Cross Jones
Crowder Knight
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as
to the Senate.



on the passage of the bill the



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
Mc Farlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt



Roberts
Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Westber'y
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.



stated, and was ordered certified



H. B. No. 154-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
1 of Chapter 12908, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1927, entitled,



"An Act To Authorize the City of Jacksonville To Provide For
the Acquisition Upon, and Enforcement of Liens Against, Also
Custody, Sale or Other Disposition of Lost, Captured or Stolen
Property."
-was taken up.
Mr. Morgan moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 154 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 154 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Morgan moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 154 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. 154 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Darby
Akridge David
Alexander Dekle
Andrews, J. E. Dowda
Andrews, G. F. Dukes
Atkinson Duncan
Ayres Elliott
Bartholomew Fascell
Bollinger Fee
Boyd Floyd
Burke Fuqua
Burton Getzen
Burwell Gibbons
Campbell Gleaton
Cleveland Griffin
Cobb Griner
Conner Hathaway
Cook Inman
Costin Jernigan
Crews Johnson
Cross Jones
Crowder Knight
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.



on the passage of the bill the



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshbuln
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt



Roberts
Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 155-A bill to be entitled An Act affecting the gov-
ernment of the City of Jacksonville and providing that all
taxable property within the City of Jacksonville shall be liable
for the ad valorem tax which said city is authorized to levy
and collect annually for waterworks and fire protection.
-was taken up.
Mr. Morgan moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 155 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 155 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Morgan moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 155 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. 155 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Cobb
Akridge Conner
Alexander Cook
Andrews, J. E. Costin
Andrews, G. F. Crews
Atkinson Cross
Ayres Crowder
Bartholomew Darby
Bollinger David
Boyd Dekle
Burke Dowda
Burton Dukes
Burwell Duncan
Campbell Elliott
Cleveland Fascell



on the passage of the bill the



Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Knight
Lancaster



Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton



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Pearce, Edna Rood Stimmell Varn
Pearce, Moody Saunders Stokes Washburne
Peeples Shaffer Stratton Westberry
Petersen Sheppard, W.O. Surles Williams, G.W.
Pittman Shepperd, C.E. Sweeny Williams,J.R.A.
Pruitt Smith, S. C. Turlington Williams,V.A.Jr,
Roberts Smith, S.N.,Jr. Usina
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 156-A bill to be entitled An Act affecting the gov-
ernment of the City of Jacksonville; authorizing the City of
Jacksonville to provide for the destruction of obsolete records
and documents of said city; to provide for the reproduction by
photographic processes of records and documents of said city
and authorizingthe use of such reproductions as evidence.
-was taken up.
Mr. Morgan 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
House Bill No. 156 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Morgan 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:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Bartholomew
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross
Crowder
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.



Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Knight



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt



Roberts
Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr,



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 157-A bill to be entitled An Act pertaining to
plats and platting of Lands in St. Lucie County Florida, and
defining the same; requiring the approval and recording of
plats in certain cases; authorizing the Board of County Com-
missioners of St. Lucie County, Florida, and the governing body
of each municipality in St. Lucie County, Florida, to prescribe
drainage facilities, the width of roads, streets, alleys and other
thoroughfares, and setbacks therefrom; making certain re-
quirements a prerequisite to approval of plats; authorizing
Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie County, Florida,
and governing body of each municipality in said county to
adopt rules and regulations to effectuate provisions and pur-
poses of this act; repealing all laws and parts of laws in con-
flict herewith.
-was taken up.
Mr. Fee moved that the rules be waived and House Bill No.
157 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 157 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Fee moved that the rules be further waived and House



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Bill No. 157 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. 157 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Darby
Akridge David
Alexander Dekle
Andrews, J. E. Dowda
Andrews, G. F. Dukes
Atkinson Duncan
Ayres Elliott
Bartholomew Fascell
Bollinger Fee
Boyd Floyd
Burke Fuqua
Burton Getzen
Burwell Gibbons
Campbell Gleaton
Cleveland Griffin
Cobb Griner
Conner Hathaway
Cook Inman
Costin Jernigan
Crews Johnson
Cross Jones
Crowder Knight
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.



on the passage of the bill, the



Lancaster Roberts
Land Rood
Mahon Saunders
Marshburn Shaffer
Mashburn Sheppard, W.O.
McAlpin Shepperd, C.E.
McFarland Smith, S. C.
McFarlin Smith, S.N.,Jr.
McLaren Stimmell
Medlock Stokes
Mitts Stratton
Morgan Surles
Murray Sweeny
Okell Turlington
Papy Usina
Patton Varn
Pearce, Edna Washburne
Pearce, Moody Westber'y
Peeples Williams, G.W.
Petersen Williams,J.R.A.
Pittman Williams,V.A.Jr,
Pruitt



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 158-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie County, Florida,
to levy a tax and expend the proceeds thereof for care, mainte-
nance and hospitalization of those inhabitants who by reason
of age, infirmity or misfortune may have claims upon the aid
and sympathy of society.
-was taken up.
Mr. Fee moved that the rules be waived and House Bill No.
158 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 158 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Fee moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 158 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. 158 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Darby
Akridge David
Alexander Dekle
Andrews, J. E. Dowda
Andrews, G. F. Dukes
Atkinson Duncan
Ayres Elliott
Bartholomew Fascell
Bollinger Fee
Boyd Floyd
Burke Fuqua
Burton Getzen
Burwell Gibbons
Campbell Gleaton
Cleveland Griffin
Cobb Griner
Conner Hathaway
Cook Inman
Costin Jernigan
Crews Johnson
Cross Jones
Crowder Knight
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.



on the passage of the bill, the



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt



Roberts
Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr



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April 14, 1953



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 159-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and
empower the Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie
County, Florida, to lease any real or personal property be-
longing to said county not needed for county purposes, pro-
viding for the procedure in making any lease thereof, and
ratifying and confirming all leases heretofore granted by said
board.
-was taken up.
Mr. Fee moved that the rules be waived and House Bill No.
159 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 159 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Fee moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 159 be read a third time in full and placed upon its



passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds
Bill No. 159 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Darby
Akridge David
Alexander Dekle
Andrews, J. E. Dowda
Andrews, G. F. Dukes
Atkinson Duncan
Ayres Elliott
Bartholomew Fascell
Bollinger Fee
Boyd Floyd
Burke Fuqua
Burton Getzen
Burwell Gibbons
Campbell Gleaton
Cleveland Griffin
Cobb Griner
Conner Hathaway
Cook Inman
Costin Jernigan
Crews Johnson
Cross Jones
Crowder Knight
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.



vote and House



on the passage of the bill, the



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshbun
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt



Roberts
Rood
Saunder-
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Westberry
Williams, CG.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 160-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the
compensation of the members of the Board of County Com-
missioners of St. Lucie County, Florida, at eighteen hundred
dollars ($1800.00) per year, each; providing for reimbursement
of expenses; providing from what funds same shall be paid;
and repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
-was taken up.
Mr. Fee moved that the rules be waived and House Bill No.
160 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 160 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Fee moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 160 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. 1.60 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:



Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Bartholomew
Bollinger



Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook



Costin
Crews
Cross
Crowder
Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes



Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton



Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Knight
Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburnl
Mashburn
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.



McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody



Peeples Stokes
Petersen Stratton
Pittman Surles
Pruitt Sweeny
Roberts Turlington
Rood Usina
Saunders Varn
Shaffer Washburne
Sheppard, W.O. Westberry
Shepperd, C.E. Williams, (.W.
Smith, S. C. Williams,J.R.A.
Smith, S.N.,Jr. Williams,V.A.Jr.
Stimmell



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 161-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the Board of County Commissions of St. Lucie County to
procure and pay premiums on liability insurance against tort
actions; requiring insurer to waive defense of governmental
immunity in any suit brought against county; waiving gov-
ernmental immunity only to extent of insurance carried.
-was taken up.
Mr. Fee moved that the rules be waived and House Bill No.
No. 161 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 161 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Fee moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 161 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. 161 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Darby
Akridge David
Alexander Dekle
Andrews, J. E. Dowda
Andrews, G. F. Dukes
Atkinson Duncan
Ayres Elliott
Bartholomew Fascell
Bollinger Fee
Boyd Floyd
Burke Fuqua
Burton Getzen
Burwell Gibbons
Campbell Gleaton
Cleveland Griffin
Cobb Griner
Conner Hathaway
Cook Inman
Costin Jernigan
Crews Johnson
Cross Jones
Crowder Knight
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt



Roberts
Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 162-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie County,
Florida, to adopt regulations prescribing building set-back
lines from any road, street or highway, existing or proposed,
in St. Lucie County, Florida, lying outside the limits of
any municipality of said county and providing that no build-
ing permit shall be issued except in accordance with such
regulations.
-was taken up.
Mr. Fee moved that the rules be waived and House Bill No.
162 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 162 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Fee moved that the rules be further waived and House



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Bill No. 162 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.



The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds
Bill No. 162 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Darby
Akridge David
Alexander Dekle
Andrews, J. E. Dowda
Andrews, G. F. Dukes
Atkinson Duncan
Ayres Elliott
Bartholomew Fascell
Bollinger Fee
Boyd Floyd
Burke Fuqua
Burton Getzen
Burwell Gibbons
Campbell Gleaton
Cleveland Griffin
Cobb Griner
Conner Hathaway
Cook Inman
Costin Jernigan
Crews Johnson
Cross Jones
Crowder Knight
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.



vote and House



on the passage of the bill, the



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshbur
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt



Roberts
Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vamn
Washburne
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 163-A bill to be entitled An Act empowering the
Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie County, Florida,
t6 establish building permit system in St. Lucie County,
Florida, and to fix fees to be charged for building permits;
authorizing and empowering said Board to enforce provisions
of this act; providing for the payment into the General Fund
the necessary moneys for administering the building permit
system authorized herein; repealing all laws and parts of laws,
whether general or special in conflict with this act to the extent
of such conflict; and providing when this act shall take effect.
-was taken up.
Mr. Fee moved that the rules be waived and House Bill No.
163 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 163 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Fee moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 163 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. 163 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Campbell Dukes Inman
Akridge Cleveland Duncan Jernigan
Alexander Cobb Elliott Johnson
Andrews, J. E. Conner Fascell Jones
Andrews, G. F. Cook Fee Knight
Atkinson Costin Floyd Lancaster
Ayres Crews Fuqua Land
Bartholomew Cross Getzen Mahon
Bollinger Crowder Gibbons Marshburn
Boyd Darby Gleaton Mashburn
Burke David Griffin McAlpin
Burton Dekle Griner McFarland
Burwell Dowda Hathaway McFarlin



McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.



Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts
Rood
Saunders
Shaffer



Sheppard, W.O. Turlington
Shepperd, C.E. Usina
Smith, S. C. Varn
Smith, S.N.,Jr. Washburne
Stimmell Westberry
Stokes Williams, G.W.
Stratton Williams,J.R.A.
Surles Williams,V.A.Jr.
Sweeny



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 14, 1953
Mr. Fuqua of Manatee, Chairman of the Committee on
County Government, reports that the Committee has carefully
considered the following bills and recommends they pass:
H. B. No. 89-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
financing by counties and municipalities in the State of Flor-
ida of certain self-liquidating projects without the incurring
of indebtedness or the levy of taxes.
H. B. No. 113-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
145.01, Florida Statutes, relating to compensation of county
officials, providing any such county official shall receive as
his yearly salary for his official services from the whole or
part of the fees, or commissions so collected, the following
sum only, all the net income from such office not to exceed
seven thousand five hundred ($7,500.00) dollars, and providing
for retroactive operation of this act as of January 1, 1953.
H. B. No. 177-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
155.15, Florida Statutes, authorizing the Board of County Com-
missioners to determine the site or location of any county hos-
pital; and procuring lands for same.
And H. B. Nos. 113 and 177, contained in the above report,
were placed on the Calendar of Bills and Joint Resolutions
for Second Reading.
And H. B. No. 89, contained in the above report, was then
referred to the Committee on Municipal Government.
April 14, 1953
Mr. Inman of Gadsden, Chairman of the Committee on
Motor Vehicles & Carriers, reports that the committee has
carefully considered the following bill and recommends that
it not pass:
H. B. No. 14-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
specifications and issuance of motor vehicle license number
plates; amending Section 320.06, Florida Statutes, by elimi-
nating therefrom the specification requirements of said plates;
adding Section 320.061 to Chapter 320, Florida Statutes, to
provide for size, registration year, slogan and number designa-
tion of such plates.
And H. B. No. 14 contained in the above report, was laid
on the table under the rule.
Mr. Stratton moved that the rules be waived and members
be allowed to introduce guests at this time.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
Mr. Stratton introduced The Honorable L. A. ("Skin") Mc-
Kendree, former Representative from Nassau County.
Mr. Smith of Indian River introduced Lt. Peter MacWilliam,
son of former Representative Alex MacWilliam, and Lt. Ed
Sienert, jet pilots of the U. S. Air Force.
Mr. Cobb moved that the House do not adjourn.
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:30 A. M., the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.



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Wednesday, April 15, 1953



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A. M.



The roll was taken and
corded present:



Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Cook
Costin
Crews



Cross
Crowder
Darby
David
Dekle
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones



Excused: Mr. Stewart.
A quoium present.
The following prayer was
Davidson. Chaplain:



the following members were re-



Keezel
Knight
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Moody
Morgan
Murray
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Moody
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts



Rood
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Zelmenovitz



offered by the Reverend Lee



Almighty God, Our Heavenly Father, in Thy Great Book
we find these words: "If My people who are called by my
name shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face,
and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from
heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
Dear Lord, as individuals and as a nation, help us to meet
the conditions of that great contract. Help us to humble
ourselves and to pray, and to turn from our wicked ways;
for we know that if we do our part, Thou art faithful and
just to do Thy part. O God, do forgive our sins and heal our
land! Bring peace and continued prosperity to our shores.
Bless us today in this House. Help us to make each deci-
sion with due care, and in the light of eternity. In the name
of Christ Who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, we pray,
Amen.
Mr. Okell asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Dowda asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Saunders asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Conner asked to be recorded present.
Mr. McAlpin asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Lancaster asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Griner asked to be recorded present.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Tuesday, April 14, was ordered corrected,
and as corrected was approved.
MOTIONS RELATING TO COMMITTEE REFERENCES
Mr. Surles requested that House Bill No. 199, which was
referred to the Committee on Education-Public Schools, also
be referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
Under Rule 47, it was so ordered.
Mr. Pruitt moved that House Bill No. 232, which was re-
ferred to the Committees on Judiciary-Criminal and Public
Health & Safety, be withdrawn from the Committee on Pub-
lic Health & Safety.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Darby moved that House Bill No. 209, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation, also be re-
ferred to the Committee on Oil, Phosphate & Minerals.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Morgan requested that House Bill No. 121. which was
referred to the Committee on State Prisons & Convicts, also
be referred to the Committee on Appropriations.



Under Rule 47, it was so ordered.
Mr. Medlock moved that House Bill No. 206, which was
referred to the Committees on Claims & State Pensions, Ap-
propriations, and Education-Public Schools, be withdrawn
from the Committee on Education-Public Schools.
The motion was not agreed to, and House Bill No. 206
was not withdrawn from the Committee on Education-
Public Schools.
The following members asked to be made co-introducers
of House Bill No. 26:
Messers, Getzen, Stratton, Fuqua, Shaffer, Andrews of
Holmes, Petersen and Cobb.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Miss Pearce of Highlands asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Hathaway, Chairman of the Committee on Public Utili-
ties, requested the use of the House Chamber for the purpose
of holding a public hearing on House Bill No. 123 and House
Bill No. 124 on Tuesday, April 21, at 8:00 P. M.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS,
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS. CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. McFarlin of Jackson-
H. B. No. 243-A bill to be entitled An Act repealing
Section 656.06, Sub-section (5) Florida Statutes, which au-
thorizes Morris Plan banks and other similar banks operat-
ing under Chapter 656 Florida Statutes to have branch
offices.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Mr. McFarlin of Jackson-
H. B. No. 244-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Chapter 657 Florida Statutes, relating to credit unions, spe-
cifically by amending Section 657.06, second paragraph rela-
tive to examination fees; by amending Section 657.09 Sub-
Section (3) to provide surety bond on graduated scale; by
amending Section 657.17 to permit payment of dividend when
reserves equal twenty percent (20%), of the total of the
capital and deposits; by amending Section 657.18 to pro-
hibit payment of dividend without recommendation of directors
and not exceeding rate recommended; and by adding Sec-
tion 657.22 authorizing destruction of records and files.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Messrs. Burke of Walton, Andrews of Union, Roberts
of Suwannee, Pittman of Santa Rosa, Conner of Bradford,
Washburne and Bartholomew of Sarasota, Getzen of Sumter,
Dekle of Taylor, Papy of Monroe, Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee,
David of Broward, Jernigan of Escambia, Turlington and
Cross of Alachua, Knight of Calhoun. Atkinson and Ballinger
of Leon, Jones of Madison, Campbell of Okaloosa, Pruitt of
Jefferson, Shaffer, McLaren and Petersen of Pinellas, and
Andrews of Holmes-
H. B. No. 245-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide
for the purchase and distribution, as provided by Section
585.32, Florida Statutes, of hog cholera anti-serum and
virus and vaccine; and making an appropriation therefore.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Livestock and Appropriations.
By Mr. Crews of Baker-
H. B. No. 246-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to arrest
fees and mileage paid to sheriffs or constables when arrest is
made jointly with the Highway Patrol; amending Subsection
(4) of Section 321.05, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Government.
By Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 247-A bill to be entitled An Act to consolidate
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"The State University of Florida", which shall continue to
be governed by the State Board of Control and the State
Board of Education, and shall be administered by a single
executive who shall have the title of "President of the State
University of Florida"; providing that no program of higher
education may receive financial support from the State of
Florida except as such program shall become a duly estab-
lished component part of the State University of Florida;
except appropriations for regional education, out of state
aid for Negroes, the University of Miami Medical School and
marine biological research for the State Board of Conserva-
tion and grants for existing junior colleges under the Minimum
Foundation Program; providing for the appointment of a
commission of twelve members, the duty of which shall be
to prepare and recommend detailed plans for achieving the
separation of Educational functions and the administrative
unification of such consolidation; appropriating the sum of
$100,000.00 to defray the expenses of and the work of such
commission; providing that the Board of Control and the
State Board of Education shall have the final approval of the
recommendations of the commission, and providing that this
act shall take effect July 1, 1953.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Higher Learning and Appropriations.
By the Committee on Statutory Revision-
H. B. No. 248-A bill to be entitled An Act adopting and
enacting the Florida Statutes, 1953; correcting, revising,
amending and repealing certain sections therein; authorizing
the inclusion of general,laws of state-wide application enacted
in 1953 as prima facie evidence of such laws; eliminating
Volumes II and III, Florida Statutes, as a part of said
statutes and authorizing the revision and reprinting of ma-
terial contained therein; and providing the effective date of
this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
Mr. Campbell requested unanimous consent to make a motion
to consider House Bill No. 248 at this time.
Without objection, the request was granted.
Mr. Campbell moved that House Bill No. 248 be considered
at this time out of its regular order.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By the Committee on Statutory Revision-
H. B. No. 248-A bill to be entitled An Act adopting and
enacting the Florida Statutes, 1953; correcting, revising,
amending and repealing certain sections therein; authorizing
the inclusion of general laws of state-wide application enacted
in 1953 as prima facie evidence of such laws; eliminating
Volumes II and III, Florida Statutes, as a part of said
statutes and authorizing the revision and reprinting of ma-
terial contained therein; and providing the effective date of
this act.
-was taken up.
Mr. Campbell moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 248 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 248 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Campbell moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 248 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. 248 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Burton
Akridge Burwell
Alexander Campbell
Andrews, J. E. Cleveland
Andrews, G. F. Cobb
Atkinson Cook
Ayres Costin
Ballinger Crews
Bartholomew Cross
Bedenbaugh Crowder
Bollinger Darby
Boyd David
Burke Dekle



on the passage of the bill the



Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner



Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Keezel
Knight
Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin



McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Moody
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Patton
Nays:
Zelmenovitz
Yeas-90.
Nays-1.



Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts
Rood
Saunders
Shaffer



Sheppard, W.O. Usina
Shepperd, C.E. Varn
Smith, S. C. Washburne
Smith, S.N.,Jr. Webb
Stimmell Westberry
Stokes Williams, G.W
Stratton Williams,J.R.A.
Surles Williams,V.A.Jr
Sweeny
Turlington



So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Campbell moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 248 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the
bill, together with volumes of the Statutes adopted, was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
By Mr. Griner of Dixie-
H. B. No. 249-A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing all
justice of peace districts in Dixie County, Florida, subject to
approval at a referendum election.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the local calendar.
By Messrs. Land and Keezel of Orange-
H. B. No. 250-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
practice of public accounting amending Section 473.28, Flor-
ida Statutes, 1941, and providing for the issuance of cer-
tificates as certified public accountants.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By Mr. Murray of Polk-
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 251-A JOINT RESO-
LUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2
OF ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA RELATING TO THE REVISION OF
SUCH CONSTITUTION AND PROVIDING FOR A REFER-
ENDUM ELECTION AS A PREREQUISITE TO THE TAK-
ING EFFECT OF ANY REVISED CONSTITUTION.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment of Section 2 of Article
XVII of the constitution of the State of Florida be and
the same is hereby agreed to and shall be submitted to
the electors of the State of Florida for approval or re-
jection at the next general election to be held in 1954;
that is to say that Section 2 of Article XVII of the con-
stitution of the State of Florida be amended so as to read
as follows:
SECTION 2. Method of revising constitution.-If at any
time the Legislature, by a vote of two-thirds of all the
members of both Houses, shall determine that a revision
of this Constitution is necessary, such determination shall
be entered upon their respective Journals, with the yea's
and nay's thereon. Notice of said action shall be published
weekly in one newspaper in every county in which a news-
paper is published, for three months preceding the next
general election of Representatives and in those counties
where no newspaper is published, notice shall be given by
posting at the several polling precincts in such counties
for six weeks next preceding said election. The electors at
said election may vote for or against the revision in ques-
tion. If a majority of the electors so voting be in favor of
revision, the Legislature chosen at such election shall pro-
vide by law for a Convention to revise the Constitution,
said Convention to be held within six months after the
passage of such law. The Convention shall consist of a
number equal to the membership of the House of Repre-
sentatives, and shall be apportioned among the several
counties in the same manner as members of said House.
Any revised Constitution which may be adopted by any
such Convention shall be submitted to the electors of the
state for approval or rejection in the next general elec-
tion or in a special election to be called as determined by
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effect only when approved by a majority of the electors
voting thereon.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Moody, Johnson and Gibbons of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 252--A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 27238, General Laws of Florida, 1951, authorizing the
Board of County Commissioners in every county in the State
of Florida having a population of not less than 200,000 nor
more than 300,000 inhabitants according to the most recent
census, to issue revenue certificates to be paid from the
proceeds of the tax authorized by said Chapter 27238 or from
other available funds.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Messrs. Surles and Crowder of Polk-
H. B. No. 253-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chap-
ter 26, Florida Statutes, by adding thereto an additional sec-
tion: providing a secretary for each circuit judge; fixing a
maximum salary; and authorizing the payment of such sal-
ary; and repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict with
this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Judiciary-Civil and Appropriations.
By Mr. Fee of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 254-A bill to be entitled An Act for the
relief of Charles R. King of Fort Pierce, Florida, and mak-
ing an appropriation to compensate him for injuries result-
ing from an accident wherein the automobile in which
Charles R. King was riding collided with a patrol car be-
longing to the Department of Public Safety of the State
of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims & State Pensions and Appropriations.
By Mr. Crowder of Polk-.
H. B. No. 255-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 371.30, Florida Statutes, limiting the license tax re-
quired of persons for noncommercial fishing with poles.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Boyd moved that House Bill No. 255, which was referred
to the Committee on Finance & Taxation, also be referred to
the Committee on Game & Fresh Water Fish.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Mr. Fee of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 256-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
St. Lucie County, Florida, to construct or acquire a court-
house or jail, or both, or additions and improvements to
any existing courthouse or jail; providing for the levy of
a special tax to pay for the cost thereof; authorizing the
issuance of certificates of indebtedness in anticipation of
the levy and collection of said special taxes; authorizing
said county to pledge to the payment of the principal of
and interest on said certificates of indebtedness the monies
received by said county from taxes on race tracks in the
State of Florida; providing for the terms and conditions
of said certificates of indebtedness and the rights of the
holders thereof; and providing when this Act shall take
effect.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
256.
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. Fee of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 257-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
and empowering the board of county commissioners of St.
Lucie County, Florida, to create, establish, maintain and op-
erate, directly or indirectly, garbage collection and disposal
services in any part or parts of the territory within St.
Lucie County which is not included in the corporate limits



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in order to defray the cost and expenses, or any portion
thereof, necessary for the establishment, maintenance and
operation of said services, and authorizing and empower-
ing said board to pay a portion of such cost and expenses,
not exceeding four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) in any one
fiscal year, from the general fund of St. Lucie County.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
257.
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. Fee of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 258-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize
public officials of St. Lucie County to reproduce on a small
scale by photographic, micro-photographic, photostatic, micro-
phototstatic, or other process, any public records, court ex-
hibits, or office records in their official custody; to prescribe
the conditions under which such records shall be so repro-
duced; to prescribe by whose authority the expenditure there-
for shall be made; to provide for the verification, certification,
storage, examination and use of such reproductions; to pro-
vide that certified positive or negative reproductions shall be
deemed the official original records for all purposes and that
certified copies thereof, or of any enlarged portion thereof,
shall be acceptable in any court; to authorize the sale of
copies of such reproductions; to provide that after the repro-
ductions have been verified and certified the originals may
be destroyed or otherwise disposed of; to provide that with
certain exceptions public records, court exhibits and office
records, which are considered to be worthless from a prac-
tical standpoint, may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of
without first reproducing them on a smaller scale, provided
that in each particular instance certain conditions are com-
plied with, including the issuing and recording of a circuit
court order; and otherwise generally and specifically regu-
lating the reproducing of said records on a small scale and
destroying same.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 258.
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. Fee of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 259-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize
and empower the Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie
County, Florida, to grant easements and franchises for rights
of way over, in and upon and across county roads for the
maintenance of pipes, poles and lines for the transmission and
distribution of water, gas, electric power and for telephone
and telegraph purposes, under such conditions and with such
limitations as said board may, in its discretion, impose, and
ratifying and confirming all easements and franchises here-
tofore granted by said board for said purposes.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 259.
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. Fee of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 260-A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish jus-
tice districts in St. Lucie County, Florida, and providing for
a referendum.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Stokes of Bay-



H. B. No. 261-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
challenge of jurors in civil causes and repealing all laws in
conflict therewith.
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By Messrs. Bartholomew and Washburne of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 262-A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter
20367, Laws of Florida, 1941, as amended by Chapter 26640,
Laws of Florida, 1951, relating to the compensation of the
clerk of the .circuit court for services performed in the circuit
and county courts of Sarasota County, Florida.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 262.
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. Bartholomew and Washburne of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 263-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 3, Chapter 8838, Laws of Florida, 1921, being an act re-
lating to the establishment of a county court in Sarasota
County, Florida; to prescribe the terms thereof; to provide for
the appointment of a prosecuting attorney and judge, the latter
to receive a portion of the docket fee provided for the clerk
of the county court under Chapter 26931, Laws of Florida, 1951
(Section 34.041, Florida Statutes, 1951).
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 263.
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. Ballinger of Leon-
H. B. No. 264-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to corpor-
ations for profit; amending Section 612.05, Florida Statutes
1951, relating to amendments of certificates of incorporation,
by revising the last sentence thereof to make it clear that the
same does not limit the authority conferred by the first sen-
tence thereof, that authorized but unissued shares as well as
outstanding shares may be changed as therein provided, and
that shares without par value may be changed into shares
having par value as well as vice versa; repealing conflicting
laws; and fixing the effective date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Mr. Ballinger of Leon-
H. B. No. 265-A bill entitled An Act amending subsection (3)
of Section 236.07, Florida Statutes, relating to the Minimum
Foundation Program; increasing the amount to be included
for instructional salaries.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Public Schools and Appropriations.
By Mr. Ballinger of Leon-
H. B. No. 266-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 612.17, Florida Statutes, relating to stock certificates and
their form and the right of a stockholder to have a certificate
certifying the number of shares owned by him, by adding a
new paragraph thereto providing that the provisions of the
certificate of incorporation showing the class or classes of
authorized stock and the distinguishing characteristics thereof
need not be set forth in the certificate but, if the corporation
so elects, may either be summarized on the face or back of a
certificate or be incorporated by reference made on the face
or back of the certificate where it is provided in such reference
that a certified copy of said provisions will be furnished by
the corporation or its transfer agent to the holder of a certifi-
cate upon request from and without cost to such holder; re-
pealing conflicting laws; and providing for the effective date
of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Mr. Ballinger of Leon--
H. B. No. 267-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
the power of corporations for profit to issue stock which
may be divided into classes and designated series; amend-
ing Section 612.09, Florida Statutes 1951, relating to the
issuance of shares of series pursuant to resolution or reso-
lutions adopted by the board of directors or executive comrn-



mittee, by adding thereto a new paragraph providing for
the authentication and filing, if the corporation so elects,



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By Mr. Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 274-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
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of a certificate covering said resolution or resolutions with
the Secretary of State prior to such issuance and further
providing that upon such filing said resolution or resolu-
tions shall become a part of the certificate of incorpora-
tion and shall be effective to designate and establish said
series and to fix and determine the relative rights and
preferences thereof; repealing conflicting laws; and fixing
the effective date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Messrs. Morgan, Mahon and Westberry of Duval-
H. B. No. 268-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 5, Chapter 7175, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of
1915 as amended, entitled "An Act providing a pension for
members of the fire department of the City of Jackson-
ville, who shall become permanently incapacitated to per-
form their duties in said department, or, who have served
for a number of years, and for other relief, and certain
persons dependent upon them for support, and providing a
fund for said purposes," so as to require the City of Jack-
sonville to pay those members of the fire department that
retired prior to 1945 the same amount as those retired since
that date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
268.
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. Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 269-A bill to be entitled An Act to make un-
lawful the holding, owning, or having in one's possession or
paying the tax for a federal wagering occupational tax stamp,
and making violations punishable by a mandatory jail sentence
not to exceed six months.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Mr. Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 270-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to deputy
sheriffs providing for their appointment, duties, compensation
and other matters: providing certain exemptions from Section
30.09 Florida Statutes and repealing all laws in conflict here-
with.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Government.
By Mr. Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 271-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to edu-
cation; amending Section 236.03, Florida Statutes, providing
for determining the number of transportation and instruction
units in each county.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Public Schools.
By Messrs. Ayres of Marion and Johnson of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 272-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to schools;
amending Section 242.05(2) Florida Statutes, relating to the
Minimum Foundation Program Fund, by revising the index of
taxpaying ability formula so that property reassessments will
not influence the amount of state funds received for public
schools and providing for the proportionate reduction of State
Foundation Program Fund in counties not meeting the re-
quired financial effort specified by Section 236.07(8), Florida
Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Public Schools.
By Mr. Ayres (by request) of Marion-
H. B. No. 273-A bill to be entitled An Act invalidating con-
tracts in restraint of trade; authorizing enforcement of cer-
tain agreements not to compete for limited time within
limited area.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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convicted of crimes in any court of the state, and providing
that the sheriff shall have the duty of collecting all fines
assessed in any criminal case.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Mr. Stratton of Nassau-
H. B. No. 275-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Chapter 635, Florida Statutes, to authorize the issuance of
group life insurance policies to credit unions, insuring the
lives of all or part of the eligible members thereof; to au-
thorize the issuance of group life insurance policies covering
the lives of groups of borrowers from credit unions, and to
describe by reference the provisions not required and those
required to appear in such group life insurance policies.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Messrs. Jernigan and Darby of Escambia, Mashburn and
Stokes of Bay, Cross of Alachua, Pruitt of Jefferson, Beden-
baugh of Columbia, McAlpin of Hamilton, Andrews of Union,
Burton of Brevard, Costin of Gulf, Shaffer and McLaren of
Pinellas, Alexander of Liberty, McFarlin and Dukes of Jack-
son, Stimmell of Martin, Campbell of Okaloosa, Webb of
Washington, Saunders of Clay, Bollinger and Elliott of Palm
Beach, Papy of Monroe, Getzen of Sumter, Dekle of Taylor,
Knight of Calhoun, Atkinson of Leon. Burke of Walton,
Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee, Medlock of Lafayette, Marsh-
burn of Levy, Fee of St. Lucie, Varn of Hernando and Williams
of Pasco-
H. B. No. 276-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to old
age assistance; amending the first paragraph of Section 409.16,
Florida Statutes, by prescribing the minimum and maximum
monthly amount to be paid to old age recipients and pro-
viding the effective date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Welfare and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Pruitt of Jefferson, Jones of Madison, McFarland
of Gadsden, Jernigan of Escambia, Gleaton of Citrus, Campbell
of Okaloosa, Mashburn of Bay, Westberry of Duval, Varn of
Hernando, Williams of Pasco, Cook of Flagler, Williams of
Hardee, Sheppard of Lee, Bedenbaugh of Columbia, Roberts of
Suwannee, Medlock of Lafayette, Crowder of Polk, Smith of
Indian River, Crews of Baker, Knight of Calhoun, McAlpin of
Hamilton, Getzen of Sumter, Pearce of Wakulla, Burke of
Walton, Conner of Bradford, David of Brevard, Burwell of
Bradford, Cross of Alachua, Cleveland and Williams of Semi-
nole, Washburne of Sarasota, Marshburn of Levy, Alexander of
Liberty, Costin of Gulf, Andrews of Union and Webb of Wash-
ington-
H. B. No. 277-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to public
aid to needy persons who are permanently and totally disabled,
defining permanent and total disability, prescribing require-
ments for eligibility, providing for administration thereof by
the State Department of Pubilc Welfare; making an appropria-
tion therefore and providing the effective date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Welfare and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Land of Orange and Williams of Seminole-
H. B. No. 278-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
372.83 and Section 372.84 of Florida Statutes, relating respec-
tively to penalties and forfeitures for the violation of any rule,
regulation or order adopted by the Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission, pursuant to Section 30, Article 4 of the Constitu-
tion of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Game & Fresh Water Fish.
By Mr. Campbell of Okaloosa-
H. B. No. 279-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
813.01, Florida Statutes, by making armed robbery an offense
punishable by death.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Mr. Campbell of Okaloosa--
H. B. No. 280-A bill to be entitled An Act to make the un-



lawful sale, gift, or furnishing of narcotic drugs to a minor an
offense punishable by death.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.



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amending Section 3 of Chapter 23444, Acts of 1945.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
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By Messrs. Fascell of Dade, Williams of Seminole and Okell
of Dade-
H. B. No. 281-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
granting of ex parte orders by circuit courts for the inter-
ception of telegraphic and telephonic communications upon
oath of certain public officers and employees that evidence
of violation of laws against setting up, conducting and op-
erating lotteries, bookmaking, other gambling and fraud of
public agencies may be obtained thereby; providing the maxi-
mum limitation on the existence of such orders and providing
that evidence thus obtained may be admitted in any court of
competent jurisdiction in this state.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-General.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 282-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 284.07, Florida Statutes 1951, relating to the em-
ployment by the State Treasurer of competent persons for
the state fire insurance fund; providing for salaries and
other necessary expenses incident to the administration of
said fund; repealing all laws in conflict herewith, and fix-
ing the effective date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs. Land and Keezel of Orange-
H. B. No. 283-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 17 of Chapter 7533 of the Laws of Florida of 1917,
relating to the creation and administration of the Winder-
mere Special Navigable Canal District of Orange County,
Florida.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
283.
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. Land and Keezel of Orange-
H. B. No. 284-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the board of county commissioners of Orange County to pro-
cure and pay premiums on liability insurance against tort
actions; requiring insurer to waive defense of governmental
immunity in any suit brought against county; waiving gov-
ernmental immunity only to extent of insurance carried.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
284.
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. Land and Keezel of Orange-
H. B. No. 285-A bill to be entitled An Act for the
relief of S. A. Martin and Marjorie Martin, his wife, Apopka,
Florida, and to authorize the board of county commissioners
to sell to S. A. Martin and Marjorie Martin, his wife, certain
property owned by Orange County.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
285.
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. Land and Keezel of Orange-
H. B. No. 286-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
residence requirements of applicants for appointment as
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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. Land and Keezel of Orange-
H. B. No. 287-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
the drawing and issuance of county warrants by the board
of county commissioners of Orange County; the use of a
signature machine; the printing of county warrants; the
procedure to be followed in issuing such warrants during
any interim between meetings; repealing all laws and parts
of laws in conflict herewith, and providing when this Act
shall take effect.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
287.
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. Surles and Crowder of Polk-
H. B. No. 288-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to mem-
bership of the State Road Department providing for one
member from each congressional district of the state as de-
fined and limited on April 1, 1953, and one member from
the state at large to act as chairman; increasing the num-
ber of members necessary to call meetings and to constitute
a quorum for the transaction of business; amending Sections
341.01, 341.05 and 341.08, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By Messrs. Johnson, Gibbons and Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 289-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 27594, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1951; to give and
grant to the commissioners of the Drew Park Special Fire
Control District additional means of borrowing money for the
purpose of the district; to allow the commissioners to borrow
money on such property as the district may be possessed
and to give as security therefore chattel or real estate mort-
gages, encumbering such property; and to repeal all laws or
parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 289.
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. Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 290-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
State Board of Education to designate the State Board of
Administration as its fiscal agent for all bonds or certifi-
cates which may be issued under the authority granted to
the State Board of Education in Section 18, of Article XII
of the State Constitution, said fiscal agent to be governed
by rules and regulations of the State Board of Education,
providing a method which may be used for the disposition of
proceeds of any sale of bonds or certificates to be issued under
said article and further authorizing the State Board of Ad-
ministration to administer the debt service fund of said bonds
or certificates if requested to do so by the State Board of
Education.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By Mr. Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 291-A bill to be entitled An Act amending sub-
section (1) of Section 486.02, Florida Statutes, 1951, relating
to the definition of "Physical Therapy" as that term is used
in Chapter 486, Florida Statutes; also amending subsection (1)
of Section 486.06, Florida Statutes, 1951, relating to the time



and place of holding examinations for applicants for registra-
tion as physical therapists; and amending Section 486.16, Flor-



April 15, 1953



tain full-time employees in the Legal Department of the City
of Jacksonville full credit for the entire period of full-time
employment in the Health Department of said City in the



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ida Statutes, 1951, relating to exemptions under said Chap-
ter 486.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
By Mr. Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 292-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring every
practitioner of the healing art to register with the Secretary
of the State Board of Health and to furnish certain informa-
tion in the application for such registration; requiring issuance
of certificate of registration upon proper application therefore;
prescribing a fee for such registration; and requiring display in
office of such certificate by practitioner; defining the Healing
Art; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict therewith;
and providing an effective date of said Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
By Mr. Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 293-A bill to be entitled An Act amending sub-
section (3) of Section 458.13, Florida Statutes, 1951, relating
to registration with the State Board of Health of medical
school graduates, and registration with said Board of resident
physicians, assistant resident physicians, and interns in any
hospital in this State; requiring hospitals to furnish State
Board of Health with a list of said employees; and prohibiting
the employment of such employees for a period of more than
three years unless duly licensed as a physician by the Board
of Medical Examiners; and constituting the violation of this
subsection a misdemeanor.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Safety.
By Messrs. Elliott and Bollinger of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 294-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chapter
775, Florida Statutes, 1951, by adding a section at the end
thereof defining "county jail" to include the county stockade.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Government.
By Messrs. Elliott and Bollinger of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 295-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
125, Florida Statutes, 1951, relating to powers and duties of
county commissioners, by adding a section at the end thereof
granting power to the boards of county commissioners of the
several counties to make regulations for the government of
county parks, bathing beaches, recreation areas and the like,
prescribing methods of enforcement and penalties for the vio-
lation thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Government.
By Messrs. Johnson and Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 296-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for a re-
fund to licensed retail gasoline dealers of two per cent (2%) of
the first gasoline tax imposed on gasoline sold at retail; provid-
ing method of computation and payment of said refund; pro-
viding penalties for violation; setting effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Atkinson moved that House Bill No. 296, which was
referred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation, also be
referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
The motion was not agreed to, and House Bill No. 296 was
not referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 297-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sub-
section (5) of Section 500.11, Florida Statutes, relating to the
misbranding of food; providing for marking of corn products
not manufactured in Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-General.
By Messrs. Morgan, Mahon and Westberry of Duval-
H. B. No. 298-A bill to be entitled An Act granting to cer-











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Pension Fund created by Chapter 18610, Laws of Florida 1937,
upon certain conditions.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 298.
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. Morgan, Mahon and Westberry of Duval-
H. B. No. 299-A bill to be entitled An Act granting to cer-
tain full-time employees in the Police Department of the City
of Jacksonville full credit for the entire period of full-time
employment in the Health Department of said City in the
Pension Fund created by Chapter 18610, Laws of Florida 1937,
upon certain conditions.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 299.
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. Stokes of Bay-
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 300-
A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT
TO ARTICLE VI, SECTION 1, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF
FLORIDA BY REDUCING THE AGE ELIGIBILITY OF
QUALIFIED ELECTORS TO EIGHTEEN YEARS AND UP-
WARD.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Article VI, section 1, of
the constitution of Florida is hereby agreed to and shall be
submitted to the electors of the State of Florida at the gen-
eral election to be held in the year 1954, for ratification
or rejection.
Section 1. Every person of the age of eighteen years and
upwards that shall, at the time of registration, be a citizen
of the United States, and that shall have resided and had
his habitation, domicile, home and place of permanent abode
in Florida for one year and in the county for six months,
shall in such county be deemed a qualified elector at all
elections under this constitution. Naturalized citizens of the
United States at the time of and before registration shall
produce to the registration officer his certificate of naturali-
zation or a duly certified copy thereof.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. McLaren, Shaffer and Petersen of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 301-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
appointment of Deputy Constable in all Justice of Peace Dis-
tricts numbered one and five in all Counties of the State of
Florida having a population of not less than 150,000 nor more
than 225,000 according to the last state census; providing for
their powers, duties responsibilities and dismissal.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Messrs. Campbell of Okaloosa, Hathaway of Char-
lotte, Johnson of Hillsborough and Stokes of Bay-
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 302-
A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT
TO ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION, RELATING TO
THE RIGHT OF SUFFRAGE AND ELIGIBILITY, BY
AMENDING SECTIONS 1 AND 3 THEREOF PERTAINING
TO THE MINIMUM AGE AND OATH OF ELECTORS.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following Amendment to Article VI, Sections 1
and 3 of the Constitution of Florida is hereby agreed and
shall be submitted to the electors of the State of Florida
for ratification or rejection at the next General Election to



be held in November, A. D. 1954, as follows:
Section 1. Electors.-Every person of the age of eighteen



April 15, 1953



years and upward that shall, at the time of registration, be
a citizen of the United States, and that shall have resided
and had his habitation, domicile, home and place of perma-
nent abode in Florida for one year and in the county for
six months, shall in such county be deemed a qualified elec-
tor at all elections under this constitution. Naturalized citi-
zens of the United States at the time of and before regis-
tration shall produce to the registration officer his certifi-
cate of naturalization or a duly certified copy thereof.
Section 3. Oath of electors.-Every elector shall at the
time of his registration take and subscribe to the following
oath: "I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will protect and
defend the Constitution of the United States and the State
of Florida, that I am eighteen years of age, and have been
a resident of the State of Florida for twelve months and of
this county for six months, and I am qualified to vote under
the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida."
-which was read the first time in full and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade, Williams and
Cleveland of Seminole, Johnson and Gibbons of Hillsborough,
Ayres of Marion, Cobb of Volusia, Morgan, Westberry and
Mahon of Duval, David of Broward, Murray of Polk, Land
of Orange, Ballinger and Atkinson of Leon, Crews of Baker,
Smith of Indian River, Usina and Shepperd of St. Johns,
Elliott and Bollinger of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 303-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
changing the names of persons, amending Section 69.02, Flor-
ida Statutes, providing for change of procedure and requiring
sworn petition setting forth certain facts.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Mr. Westberry of Duval-
H. B. No. 304-A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing the
minimum sum to be paid by the State of Florida to those
receiving old age benefits and appropriating the funds to
pay same.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees-on Public Welfare and Appropriations.
By Mr. Jernigan of Escambia-
H. B. No. 305-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the
compensation of the cabinet members of the State of Florida,
at twelve thousand ($12,000.00) dollars per annum, each,
payable in equal monthly installments.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Stokes of Bay-
H. B. No. 306-A bill to be entitled An Act imposing an
excise tax on the severence of natural resources; providing
for procedure for collection and distribution of collected funds;
providing penalty and for lien of tax owed but unpaid.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Crowder moved that House Bill No. 306, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation, also be re-
ferred to the Committee on Oil, Phosphate & Minerals.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Stokes moved that the motion by Mr. Crowder be laid
on the table.
A roll call was ordered.
When the vote was taken on the motion to lay on the table,
the result was.
Yeas:



Bedenbaugh
Cleveland
Costin
Darby
Nays:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson



Fee
Mashburn
McLaren
Petersen

Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke



Shaffer
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stokes
Washburne

Burton
Burwell
Cobb
Conner
Crews
Cross



Webb
Williams,V.A.Jr.



Crowder
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan



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Fascell Knight Okell Shepperd, C.E.
Floyd Lancaster Patton Smith, S. C.
Fuqua Land Pearce, Edna Stimmell
Getzen Mahon Pearce, Moody Stratton
Gibbons Marshburn Peeples Surles
Gleaton McFarland Pittman Sweeny
Griffin McFarlin Pruitt Usina
Griner Medlock Roberts Varn
Inman Mitts Rood Westberry
Johnson Moody Saunders Williams,J.R.A.
Keezel Murray Sheppard, W.O. Zelmenovitz
Yeas-14.
Nays-68.
The motion to lay on the table was not agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Crowder that
House Bill No. 306, which was referred to the Committee on
Finance & Taxation, also be referred to the Committee on Oil,
Phosphate & Minerals.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Stratton moved that House Bill No. 306, which was
referred to the Committees on Finance & Taxation and Oil,
Phosphate & Minerals, also be referred to the Committee on
Forestry.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Williams and Cleveland of Seminole-
"H. B. No. 307-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to lot-
teries and gambling: providing for the forfeiture of vessels,
vehicles, animals and other means of transportation used for
or in connection with the violation of the statutes and laws
of this state prohibiting or regulating lotteries and gambling
in this state; providing for the forfeiture of gambling para-
phernalia; providing for the proceedings for the forfeiting
of such property; and otherwise providing for the more ef-
fective prosecution of such statutes and laws prohibiting
and regulating lotteries and gambling in this state.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Messrs. Williams and Cleveland of Seminole-
H. B. No. 308-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to alco-
holic beverages, amending Section 562.12, Florida Statutes, by
prohibiting the possession of said beverages not permitted to
be sold by license holder with intent to sell the same; providing
for the confiscation of certain alcoholic beverages, and repeal-
ing all laws in conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. B. No. 309-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of
Albert L. Henderson, growing out of an illegal sentence im-
posed by the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and
for the County of Hamilton, State of Florida, on February
20th, 1948, and executed between that time and June 25th,
1950, in the State Penitentiary at Raiford, Florida, and making
an appropriation therefore.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims & State Pensions and Appropriations.
By Mr. Webb of Washington-
H. B. No. 310-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Washing-
ton County, Florida, solely, or in conjunction with the City of
Chipley, to purchase and operate equipment for fighting and
suppressing fires throughout Washington County.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 310.
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. Webb of Washington, Knight of Calhoun, Mash-
burn and Stokes of Bay, Alexander of Liberty, Burke of Walton,



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McFarlin and Dukes of Jackson, McAlpin of Hamilton, Jones
of Madison, Lancaster of Gilchrist, Varn of Hernando, Pruitt
of Jefferson, Patton of Franklin, Pearce of Wakulla, Campbell
of Okaloosa, Cross of Alachua, Pittman of Santa Rosa, Jerni-
gan of Escambia and Stratton of Nassau-
H. B. No. 311-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for an
appropriation to be used to match or supplement federal funds
for the maintenance and support of the Chipola Experimental
Forest in West Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Saunders of Clay-
H. B. No. 312-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 134.03, Florida Statutes, 1951; being Section 3 of
Chapter 22938, Acts of 1945, Laws of Florida, entitled "An
Act to provide for a retirement system for officers and
employees of the counties of the State of Florida and mak-
ing appropriation therefore as amended by Section 3 of
Chapter 23959, Acts of 1947, Laws of Florida, entitled "An
Act amending Chapter 22938, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1945,
being "An Act to provide for a retirement system for of-
ficers and employees of the counties of the State of Florida,
and making an appropriation therefore by amending Sec-
tions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15 and 18, such amendments
making the Act compulsory, redefining "officers and em-
ployees", providing for reopening of the Act to officers and
employees who have heretofore withdrawn from the Act and
prescribing the conditions for their acceptance of the Act,
providing terms and conditions of retirement; prescribing
terms and conditions of refunds in the event of withdrawal
from the Act or death and providing for an additional ap-
propriation", as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 25410,
Acts of 1949, entitled "An Act amending Section 3 of Chap-
ter 23959, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, (the same ap-
pearing as Section 134.03, Cumulative Supplement to Flor-
ida Statutes, 1941,) relating to contributions to the county
officers' and employees' retirement system, and providing that
county officers and employees having previously rejected the
benefits of the retirement system under certain circum-
stances may have until January 1, 1950, to qualify and
come within the provisions of the retirement system; and
providing the qualification period for those receiving dis-
ability benefits"; to further provide (in addition to the mat-
ters appearing in the amended Act) that any person who
was an officer or employee of any of the counties of the
State of Florida on January 1, 1945, and who then had
twenty-seven years or more of such county service and who
on the effective date of this amended Act is seventy or
more years of age, may make certain contributions to the
retirement fund on or before October 1, 1953, and be and
become eligible for retirement benefits.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims & State Pensions and Appropriations.
By Mr. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 313-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
163 of Chapter 10754, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, entitled:
"An Act to Abolish the Present Municipality of the City of
Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, and to Establish, Organize
and Constitute a Municipality to Be Known and Designated
as the City of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, and to Define
Its Territorial Boundaries, and to Provide for Its Jurisdiction,
Powers and Privileges, and to Authorize the Said City of Lake-
land, Polk County, Florida, to Enforce Ordinances of Said
City"; providing for the registration of qualified electors who
are physically unable to appear before the registration officer
of said city for the purpose of registration.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 313.
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. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 314-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tions 12, 17, 18, 23 and 161 of Chapter 10754, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1925, entitled: "An Act to Abolish the Present Munici-



pality of the City of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, and to



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Establish, Organize and Constitute a Municipality to Be Known
and Designated as the City of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida,
and to Define Its Territorial Boundaries, and to Provide for
Its Jurisdiction, Powers and Privileges, and to Authorize the
Said City of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, to Enforce Ordi-
nances of Said City"; and providing for the election of City
Commissioners, and defining a quorum thereof, and providing
for the election of a mayor and mayor pro tem of the City of
Lakeland, Florida.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 314.
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 Messrs. David of Broward, Fuqua of Manatee, Hathaway
of Charlotte and Ballinger of Leon-
H. B. No. 315-A bill to be entitled An Act setting statewide
salaries of the following county officials: The clerk of the
circuit court, the clerk of the court of record, the tax col-
lector, the assessor of taxes, the county judge and sheriff;
providing a budget procedure for said county officials; cre-
ating a board of county officers' budget appeals setting forth
their powers and duties; providing for the procedures for
paying the salaries and expenses of the said county officials'
offices; providing for the disposition of the fees and com-
missions collected by said county officials and for the records
thereof; providing for the duties of the board of county
commissioners and budget commissions respecting the above
procedures; providing for the procedures for handling cash
bail bond receipts; providing for the severability of invalid
portions; providing for the repeal of all special, local, and
general laws inconsistent with this Act; and setting the ef-
fective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Government.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 316-A bill to be entitled An Act further to de-
fine lawful investments so as to provide that bonds of Fed-
eral Land Banks, Federal Intermediate Credit Bank deben-
tures and Central Bank for cooperatives debentures shall be
lawful investments for banks and trust companies, savings
banks, building and loan associations and all executors, ad-
ministrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries; and
providing effective date of said Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 317-A bill to be entitled An Act further to define
lawful securities for deposits of public funds so as to provide
that bonds of Federal Land Banks, Federal Intermediate Credit
Bank Debentures, and Central Bank for Cooperatives Deben-
tures shall be authorized securities for all deposits of public
funds; and providing effective date of said act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Fiduciary.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 318-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to in-
surance; amending Sections 626.04, 626.05 and 626.06 Florida
Statutes, prescribing the investments required by domestic
insurers and surety companies, foreign insurers and foreign
life insurers by redefining the investments of said insurers and
surety companies and providing the effective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Fiduciary.

By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 319-A JOINT RESO-
LUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV
OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
BY ADDING THERETO AN ADDITIONAL SECTION TO BE



NUMBERED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE; PROVIDING
FOR A COLLECTOR OF REVENUE, HIS POWERS AND
DUTIES; PROVIDING FOR APPOINTMENT BY THE GOV-



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ERNOR AND CONFIRMATION BY THE SENATE OF THE
FIRST COLLECTOR OF REVENUE; AND THAT HE SHALL
THEREAFTER BE ELECTED AT THE TIME OF VOTING
FOR GOVERNOR.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Article IV of the Con-
stitution of the State of Florida, by adding thereto an addi-
tional section to be numbered by the Secretary of State, is
agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of the State
of Florida for approval or rejection at the next General
Election to be held in November of the year 1954, as follows:
Section ......... There shall be an Administrative Officer to
assist the Governor, who shall be a member of his cabinet,
as provided in Section 20 hereof, to be known as the Collector
of Revenue, who, consistent with the other provisions of this
constitution, shall collect all revenues accruing to the State
and perform such other duties and receive such compensation
as the Legislature may provide by Law.
This section shall take effect July 1, 1955, and the first
Collector of Revenue shall be appointed by the Governor, sub-
ject to confirmation by the Senate at the 1955 Session of the
Florida Legislature, and he shall hold office from July 1, 1955,
to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January after
the election of his successor, provided the first election of
such officer shall be had at the time of voting for Governor,
in 1956.
For the purpose of providing for the appointment of the
first Collector of Revenue hereunder, this section shall take
effect upon its approval.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 320-A JOINT RESO-
LUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV
OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
BY ADDING THERETO AN ADDITIONAL SECTION TO
BE NUMBERED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE, PRO-
VIDING FOR A SECRETARY OF LABOR AND COMMERCE,
HIS POWERS AND DUTIES; PROVIDING FOR APPOINT-
MENT BY THE GOVERNOR AND CONFIRMATION BY
THE SENATE OF THE FIRST SECRETARY OF LABOR
AND COMMERCE; AND THAT HE SHALL THEREAFTER
BE ELECTED AT THE TIME OF VOTING FOR GOVERNOR.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Article IV of the Con-
stitution of the State of Florida, by adding thereto an
additional section to be numbered by the secretary of state,
is agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of the
State of Florida for approval or rejection at the next Gen-
eral Election to be held in November of the year 1954, as
follows:
Section .... There shall be an Administrative Officer to
assist the Governor, who shall be a member of his cabinet,
as provided in Section 20 hereof, to be known as the Sec-
retary of Labor and Commerce, who, consistent with the
other provisions of this constitution, shall perform such
duties in relation to labor and commerce and such other
duties and receive such compensation as the Legislature may
provide by law.
This section shall take effect July 1, 1955, and the first
Secretary of Labor and Commerce hereunder shall be ap-
pointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the
Senate at the 1955 Session of the Florida Legislature, and
he shall hold office from July 1, 1955 to the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in January after the election of his
successor, provided the first election of such officer shall
be had at the time of voting for Governor, in 1956.
For the purpose of providing for the appointment of the
first Secretary of Labor and Commerce hereunder, this sec-
tion shall take effect upon its approval.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Cross of Alachua-



H. B. No. 321-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
state officers and employees retirement system, amending
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of persons receiving benefits under Chapter 121, Florida Stat-
utes, by exempting certain services of physicians from such
prohibitions and providing a limitation on such exemption.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims & State Pensions.
By Mr. Bryant of Marion-
H. B. No. 322-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind; amending
Sections 242.33, 242.34, 242.38, 242.39, 240.04 and 240.13, Flor-
ida Statutes; providing for the transfer of management and
control of said school from the Board of Control to the
State Board of Education.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Higher Learning.
By Mr. Bryant of Marion-
H. B. No. .323-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
the Board of Control; amending Chapter 240, Florida Stat-
utes, providing for a biennial report to be made to the
Legislature concerning self liquidating certificates for ap-
proval or rejection.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Higher Learning.
By Mr. Bryant of Marion--
H. B. No. 324-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
the Board of Control; amending Section 240.11, Florida
Statutes, providing for an executive secretary and an edu-
cational secretary; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Higher Learning.
By Mr. Bryant of Marion-
H. B. No. 325-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
the Board of Control; making the State Superintendent of
Public Instruction a voting exofficio member thereof by
amending Chapter 240, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Higher Learning.
By Messrs. Moody, Johnson and Gibbons of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 326-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
abolishment of Dover Drainage District of Hillsborough County,
Florida and to provide for the payment of its debts and grant-
ing jurisdiction, power and authority to the Circuit Court of
Hillsborough County, Florida to conduct proceedings for dis-
solution, providing for publication of notice of such dissolution
proceedings and providing for a vote of the land owners in
said district to be conducted by the Board of Supervisors to
determine whether a majority of the land owners partici-
pating in such voting favor dissolution and granting to said
court authority to equitably liquidate and dissolve said dis-
trict and requiring a copy of the court's order of dissolution
to be filed with the Secretary of State, and for general
purposes.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 326.
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. Saunders of Clay, Andrews of Union, and Conner
of Bradford-
H. B. No. 327-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (2) of Section 250.10, Florida Statutes, by requiring
the maintenance of the headquarters of the Military Depart-
ment of the State of Florida at Camp Blanding in Clay
County, Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Military & Veterans Affairs.
By Mr. Marshburn of Levy--
H. B. No. 328-A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing all
Justice of Peace Districts in Levy County, Florida, subject to
approval at a referendum election.



The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
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at which the telephone exchange switchboard may be placed.
The bill also gives them the right to monitor all communi-
cation facilities used by any race track.
The bill also gives to the Florida Railroad and Public Utili-




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REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Your Committee on Rules and Calendar submits, as a
Special Order of Business to be considered on Wednesday,
April 15, under Item 10 (2), of the Daily Order of Busi-
ness, the following:
Vetoed House Bills of the 1951 Session.
In meeting assembled to consider the foregoing, the vote
was as follows:
AYES-Messrs. Atkinson, Ayres, Bollinger, Boyd, David, El-
liott, Fascell, Floyd, Fuqua, Johnson, McFarland,
Morgan, Shepperd, Surles, Williams and Cobb.
NAYS-None.
Respectfully submitted,
THOMAS T. COBB,
Chairman,
Committee on Rules and Calendar.
-which was read.
Mr. Cobb moved the adoption of the above report.
The motion was agreed to, and the report was adopted.
SPECIAL ORDERS
(VETOED BILLS)
Mr. Boyd moved that House Bill No. 184 (1951 Session), be
stricken from the Special Orders for Wednesday, April 15.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
Mr. Cobb moved that Rule 57 be waived and that the deter-
mination of members present during the consideration today
of vetoed bills on Special Orders may be made by roll call
immediately preceding the roll call on the passage of any
vetoed bill.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
H. B. No. 170 (1951 Session)-An Act to amend Section 12
of Chapter 25016, Laws of Florida, 1949, granting certain
powers to the Florida Railroad Commissioners, the Attorney
General and the State Attorneys of the State of Florida, for
the enforcing of the provisions of Chapter 25016, relating to
the regulation of public utilities in the furnishing to others
of private wire service and other similar service for the dis-
semination of information, regulating the use of such service
and prohibiting the use of same for gambling purposes and
to provide remedies and penalties for the enforcement thereof.
-was taken up together with the following veto message:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
June 11, 1951
Honorable R. A. Gray
Secretary of State
The Capitol
Sir:
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor of
Florida, under the provisions of Section 28, Article III of the
Constitution of this State, I hereby transmit to you, with my
objections, House Bill 170, enacted by the Legislature of 1951,
and entitled:
"An Act to amend Section 12 of Chapter 25016, Laws of
Florida, 1949, granting certain powers to the Florida Rail-
road Commissioners, the Attorney General and the State At-
torneys of the State of Florida, for the enforcing of the pro-
visions of Chapter 25016, relating to the regulation of public
utilities in the furnishing to others of private wire service
and other similar service for the dissemination of information,
regulating the use of such service and prohibiting the use of
same for gambling purposes and to provide remedies and
penalties for the enforcement thereof."
This bill gives to the Attorney General, the State Attorneys,
the Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission and
their agents and representatives the right to make periodic
inspections and regulations of communication facilities used
by any race track in the State of Florida and they may, by
rule, direct the placing of such facilities within the buildings
and grounds of such race tracks and prescribe the locations














ties Commission, the Attorney General, the State Attorneys
and their agents and representatives the power to inspect the
records and communication facilities of any telephone, tele-
graph or other communications company at any reasonable
time.
The intention of this Bill is good but the power granted
by the Bill is much too broad. The Bill gives to the Attorney
General, the Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission,
the State Attorneys and their agents the power to monitor
all communication facilities used by all the race tracks in this
state. This means listening in on all telephone conversations
to and from any race track. This, in simple language, attempts
to legalize wire tapping which was rejected by the Florida
Legislature at its 1951 session and which is condemned by
every state in the union and has been disapproved by the
Supreme Court of the United States.
Racing in Florida is a legal and legitimate business. It pays
millions of dollars in taxes each year to this State. It is also
a large drawing card for the state's chief asset, tourists. Some
of the most prominent people in the nation attend races.
Under this bill no business of any kind however legitimate.
could be transacted by telephone from any race track in this
State without its being listened to by a bunch of snoopers and
gestapo agents who would be under no prohibition not to dis-
close to others or use for their own personal benefit any of
the conversations they desired. It would discourage invest-
ments in race tracks in this state and would put the legal
and legitimate business of racing in the category of criminals
and almost lepers.
I am as much opposed to bookmaking and gambling as any
person in Florida. I have signed all but one so-called anti-
gambling laws passed by the 1951 Legislature, but I took an
oath of office to uphold the Constitution of the United States
and of the State of Florida. The power granted by this Act
is clearly in violation of both the Federal and State Con-
stitutions.
This Bill also gives to the Attorney General, the Florida
Railroad and Public Utilities Commission, State Attorneys and
their agents the power to inspect the records of any telephone,
telegraph or other communications company at any time.
This means obtaining the records of telephone calls of any
citizen of Florida they desire. It means reading copies of
telegrams of any citizen of Florida they desire. It is not con-
fined to bookmakers or gamblers. It means all citizens, preach-
ers, lawyers, doctors, and business men in all walks of life.
It is an invasion into the right of privacy in our papers and
effects and an invasion of the constitutional guarantee against
unreasonable searches and seizures. These are the methods
of the abhorrent police state, not a democracy where the
rights of citizens are protected by laws.
For the foregoing reasons, I, therefore, withhold my ap-
proval from House Bill 170, Legislative Session of 1951, and
I hereby veto the same.
Respectfully,
FULLER WARREN
Governor
-which was read.
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No. 170
of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the Governor to
the contrary notwithstanding.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill
No. 170 of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the
Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:
Yeas:



Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Ayres
Nays:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Atkinson
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland



Boyd
Burke
Mahon

Cobb
Conner
Costin
Crews
Cross
Crowder
Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes



Mashburn
Mitts
Shepperd, C.E.



Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner



Smith, S.N.,Jr.



Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Jones
Keezel
Knight
Lancaster
Land
Marshburn
McFarland
McFarlin



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McLaren Petersen Stimmell Washburne
Medlock Pittman Stokes Westberry
Murray Pruitt Stratton Williams, -4.W.
Papy Roberts Surles Williams,J.R.A.
Patton Rood Sweeny Williams,V.A.Jr.
Pearce, Edna Shaffer Thrlington Zelmenovitz
Pearce, Moody Sheppard, W.O. Usina
Peeples Smith, S. C. Varn
Yeas-10.
Nays-74.
So House Bill No. 170 of the Regular Session of 1951 failed
to pass by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote of
all members present in the House of Representatives.
The veto of the Governor was sustained, and House Bill
No. 170 of the Regular Session of 1951 was ordered certified
to the Secretary of State.
H. B. No. 203 (1951 Session) -An Act amending sections
216.02, 216.10, 216.11, 216.16, and 216.17, Florida Statutes, re-
lating to State Budget Commission; providing for separate
sections of budget for operational expenditures and for build-
ing and equipment expenditures; prohibiting transfer or use
of allotted funds between operational expenditures and build-
ing and equipment expenditures.
-was taken up together .with the following veto message:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSE'E
June 11, 1951
Honorable R. A. Gray
Secretary of State
Tallahassee, Florida
Sir:
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor of
Florida, under the provisions of Section 28, Article III of
the Constitution of this State, I hereby transmit to you, with
my objections, House Bill No. 203, enacted by the Legislature
of 1951 and entitled:
"An Act amending Sections 216.02, 216.10, 216.11, 216.16,
and 216.17, Florida Statutes, relating to State Budget
Commission; providing for separate sections of budget
for operational expenditures and for building and equip-
ment expenditures; prohibiting transfer or use of allotted
funds between operational expenditures and building and
equipment expenditures."
This is a Bill providing for separate sections of budgets
submitted by the various state departments to the Budget
Commission to show the amount for operational expendi-
tures and for building and equipment expenditures. It pro-
hibits the transfer or use of allotted funds between opera-
tional expenditures and building and equipment expenditures.
In my opinion this Act is not only unnecessary but could
have dangerous effects. The State Budget Commission, under
the present laws, has sufficient authority to allocate and
safeguard the funds of the various state departments, and
at the same time make such necessary transfer of funds as
might be necessary to meet any emergency that might arise.
For the foregoing reason, I therefore withhold my approval
from House Bill 203, Legislative Session of 1951, and I hereby
veto same.
Respectfully,
FULLER WARREN
Governor
-which was read.
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No. 203
of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the Governor to
the contrary notwithstanding.
Pending roll call-
Mr. Cobb questioned the presence of a quorum.
A roll call was ordered.
When the roll was taken to determine a quorum, the
result was:
Mr. Speaker Ayres Burke Cobb
Akridge Ballinger Burton Conner
Andrews, J. E. Bartholomew Burwell Cook
Andrews, G. PF. Bollinger Campbell Costin
Atkinson Boyd Cleveland Crews



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Mitts Shepperd, C.E.
Morgan Smith, S. C.
Murray Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Okell Stimmell
Papy Stokes
Patton Surles
Pearce, Edna Sweeny
Pearce, Moody Turlington
Peeples Usina
Petersen Varn
Pittman Washburne
Pruitt Westberry
Roberts Williams, G.W.
Rood Williams,J.R.A.
Saunders Williams,V.A.Jr.
Shaffer Zelmenovitz
Sheppard, W.O.
was present.



The question again recurred on the passage of House Bill
No. 203 of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the
Governor to the contrary notwithstanding.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill
No. 203 of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the
Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Crews
Cross



urowder
Darby
David
Dukes
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Lancaster
Land
Mahon



Marshburn
Mashburn
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts
Rood
Saunders



Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Zelmenovitz



Nays:
Campbell Duncan Knight
Costin Elliott Pearce, Moody
Dowda Keezel Stokes
Yeas-74.
Nays-9.
So House Bill No. 203 of the Regular Session of 1951
passed by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote of all
members present in the House of Representatives.
The veto of the Governor was not Sustained, and House
Bill No. 203 of the Regular Session of 1951 was ordered
certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 297 (1951 Session) -An Act amending sub-
section (2) of Section 561.46 of Florida Statutes relating
to beverage law; excise tax on wins manufactured in
Florida.
-was taken up together with the following veto message:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
June 11, 1951
Honorable R. A. Gray
Secretary of State
The Capitol
Sir:
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor of
Florida, under the provisions of Section 28, Article III of
the Constitution of this State, I hereby transmit to you,
with my objections, House Bill 297, enacted by the Legis-
lature of 1951, and entitled:
"AN ACT AMENDING SUBSECTION (2) OF SECTION
561.46 OF FLORIDA STATUTES RELATING TO BEV-
ERAGE LAW; EXCISE TAX ON WINES MANUFAC-
TURED IN FLORIDA."



Cross
Crowder
Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
A quorum



was:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross



Crowder
Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Jones
Keezel



Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peoples
Petersen
Pittman



Pruitt
Roberts
Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Surles
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr
Zelmenovitz



A quorum of 84 members was present.
The question again recurred on the passage of House Bill
No. 297 of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the Gov-
ernor to the contrary notwithstanding.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
297 of the Regular Session of 1951 the veto of the Governor
Sto the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:



Yeas:
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ballinger
Bollinger
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Conner
Crews
Cross
Nays:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Ayres
Bartholomew
Boyd
Cleveland
Cook
Crowder



Darby
Dekle
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Griner
Inman
Jernigan
Lancaster
Marshburn
Mashburn

David
Dowcla
Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Hathaway



McAlpin
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Morgan
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Moody
Petersen
Pruitt

Jones
Keezel
Knight
Land
Mahon
McFarland
Murray
Pearce, Edna
Peeples
Pittman



Saunders
Shaffer
Shepperd, C.E.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Webb
Zelmenovitz

Rood
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Surles
Washburne
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.



Yeas-44.
Nays-39.
So House Bill No. 297 of the Regular Session of 1951 failed
to pass by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote of all
members present in the House of Representatives.



Griner
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Keezel
Knight
Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
of 87 members



This bill cuts the tax on unfortified wines manufactured
in Florida from $1.00 per gallon to 20 per gallon. This
would cost the State of Florida 800 per gallon. I am ad-
vised by the State Beverage Department this would cost
the State of Florida approximately $300,000.00 per year in
taxes.
For the foregoing reasons, I, therefore, withhold my ap-
proval from House Bill 297, Legislative Session of 1951, and
I hereby veto the same.
Respectfully,
FULLER WARREN,
Governor.
-which was read.
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill
No. 297 of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the
Governor to the contrary notwithstanding.
Pending roll call-
Mr. Cobb questioned the presence of a quorum.
A roll call was ordered.
When the roll was taken to determine a quorum, the result



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The veto of the Governor was sustained, and House Bill No.
297 of the Regular Session of 1951 was ordered certified to the
Secretary of State.
H. B. No. 422 (1951 Session)-An Act to require the State
Welfare Board and the Comptroller through the several dis-
trict welfare boards to file with the clerks of the circuit
courts of the several counties a quarterly list of those receiving
welfare payments; and authorizing the suspension of the pro-
visions of this act by the board of commissioners of state
institutions.
-was taken up together with the following veto message:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
June 11, 1951
Honorable R. A. Gray
Secretary of State
The Capitol
Sir:
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor of
Florida, under the provisions of Section 28, Article III of the
Constitution of this State, I hereby transmit to you, with
my objections, House Bill 422, enacted by the Legislature of
1951, and entitled:
"AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE STATE WELFARE BOARD
AND THE COMPTROLLER THROUGH THE SEVERAL
DISTRICT WELFARE BOARDS TO FILE WITH THE
CLERKS OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVERAL
COUNTIES A QUARTERLY LIST OF THOSE RECEIVING
WELFARE PAYMENTS; AND AUTHORIZING THE SUS-
PENSION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT BY THE
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF STATE INSTITUTIONS,
AND FURTHER PLACING CERTAIN LIMITATIONS
THEREON."
This bill opens to the inspection of the public generally a
list of the names of all persons in this state who receive wel-
fare payments under the provisions of the Federal Social Se-
curity law and the amounts of such payments.
In my opinion this is a dangerous step for this state to
make. I believe if this act should become a law it would cause
Florida to lose the substantial Federal contribution to the
State for its elderly needy citizens.
The Social Security Act speaks specifically to this point and
certification of grants to states are withheld, after reasonable
notice and opportunity for hearing, if in the administration
of the plan there is a failure to comply substantially with any
provision required by the act to be included in the plan. If a
state revises its plan, moreover, it is of course necessary that
the revised plan be approved, and this can be done only if
the revised plan meets the conditions set forth in the Social
Security Act.
The provision protecting the confidentiality of information
regarding recipients of public assistance is part of the Social
Security Act. Titles I, IV and X of the act covering old-age
assistance, aid to the blind, and aid to dependent children,
and now the new title XIV, aid to the permanently and totally
disabled, require that state agencies provide safeguards which
"restrict the use or disclosure of information about applicants
and recipients to purposes directly connected with the admin-
istration of assistance. This provision for titles I, IV and X
was inserted by Congress in 1939. The intent of the amend-

Ways and Means Committee:
"This is designed to prevent the use of such information for
political and commercial purposes. All three assistance
titles would be thus amended, the obvious purpose being to
insure efficient administration and to protect recipients from
humiliation and exploitation."
All states have provisions similar to those included in the
Federal Social Security Act which protect the confidential
character of personal information relating to public assist-
ance recipients.
Before Congress took this action, assistance recipients were
often taken advantage of by persons running for public office
or business concerns with questionable practices. Even today,
members of these groups as well as others, request lists of
recipients for purposes other than those connected with as-



distance administration.



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I do not interpret this requirement of the Social Security
Act to prevent publication of information concerning the
operations of public assistance agencies designed to inform
the public regarding such matters as the size of expenditures
involved, the financing of such expenditures, classification
of the causes of dependency, the range in payments made, the
standards for appraising need, and the procedures followed
for determining need in the individual case. Neither do I in-
terpret this requirement of the Social Security Act to prevent
providing full information, including information relating to
specific individual recipients, to legislative and administrative
groups charged with investigating or appraising the operations
of a public assistance agency, provided of course that these
groups themselves establish effective safeguards to prevent
the use or disclosure of the information for unauthorized
purposes.
There can be no question that the various aspects of social
security are matters of vital public concern. As regards the
public assistance programs, they are of concern not only
to the beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries but also to
the taxpayers and everyone who is concerned about good
government. However, I believe that indiscriminate publicity
would not promote but would hamper efficient administra-
tion and would impose needless humiliation and insecurity
on public assistance recipients. The circumstances which lie
behind requests for assistance are often personal and painful.
Yet, if the assistance agency is to do its job properly, infor-
mation about personal situations must be made known to
the assistance agency worker and must become part of the
record. If the applicant had to feel that such information
would become public property, it would be most difficult,
if not impossible, for him to disclose it and would reduce the
possibility of establishing constructive relations between the
agency and the persons who seek assistance.
In the final analysis, proper and efficient administration
is the key to protection of the taxpayers' interests. Taxpayers
are entitled to assurance that tax money is expended only
to the extent necessary to meet proven need and that every
effort is made to restore individuals and families to a self-
sustaining basis. If proper and efficient administration is the
touchstone, rather than personal information concerning re-
cipients of public assistance, then the taxpayers' concern can
be met by providing the essentials of proper and efficient
administration such as adequate organization, recruitment of
staff on a merit basis, active citizen participation as mem-
bers of administrative boards or advisory groups and external
review and study by appropriate legislative and administrative
groups.
While it is true the act seeks to prevent any use of the
list for any political or commercial purpose, as everyone knows,
when the list is filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court it
becomes public property and its use would be very hard to
restrict.
Since the passage of this act by the Legislature of Florida,
I have received from the Acting Federal Social Security Ad-
ministrator in Washington a telegram stating that if this
act becomes a law he would have no option but to recommend
that the Administrator discontinue Federal public assistance
grants to the State of Florida.
I am not willing for the very life blood of our elderly and
needy people in the sunset years of their lives, the blind, the
dependent children and the permanently and totally dis-
abled citizens of our state to be taken away or even run the
risk of being jeopardized.
For the foregoing reasons I, therefore, withhold my ap-
proval from House Bill 422, Legislative Session of 1951, and
I hereby veto the same.
Respectfully,
FULLER WARREN
Governor
-which was read.
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No.
422 of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding.
Pending roll call-
Mr. Cobb questioned the presence of a quorum.



A roll call was ordered.
When the roll was taken to determine a quorum the result
was:











April 15, 1953



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Mr. Speaker Darby
Akridge David
Alexander Dekle
Andrews, J. E. Dowda
Andrews, G. F. Dukes
Atkinson Duncan
Ayres Elliott
Ballinger Fascell
Bartholomew Fee
Bedenbaugh Floyd
Bollinger Fuqua
Boyd Getzen
Burke Gibbons
Burton Gleaton
Burwell Griffin
Campbell Griner
Cleveland Inman
Cobb Jernigan
Cook Johnson
Costin Jones
Crews Keezel
Cross Knight
Crowder Lancaster
A quorum of 89 members



Land
Mahon
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Moody
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts
Rood
was present.



Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Zelmenovitz



The question again recurred on the passage of House Bill
No. 422 of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the Gov-
ernor to the contrary notwithstanding.
"When the vote was take on the passage of House Bill No.
422 of the Regular Session of 1951 the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Cook
Costin
Crews
Nays:
Dowda
Keezel
Yeas-81.



Cross
Crowder
Darby
David
Dekle
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones

McAlpin
Medlock



Knight
Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Mashburn
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Mitts
Moody
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Patton
Pearce, Moody
Peeples
Petersen
Pruitt
Roberts
Rood
Shaffer

Papy
Pittman



Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Zelmenovitz




Williams,V.A.Jr.



Nays-7.
So House Bill No. 422 of the Regular Session of 1951 passed
by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote of all mem-
bers present in the House of Representatives.
The veto of the Governor was not sustained, and House Bill
No. 422 of the Regular Session of 1951 was ordered certified
to the Senate.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE ON HOUSE BILL NO. 422
(1951 SESSION)
I voted Nay on the above bill because, in my opinion, no
useful purpose is served by the bill. A list of bare names with-
out the information contained in the confidential files will
be of little value to the public. I think, further, that the lists
will be used for commercial and political purposes despite the
intent of the bill to prevent such exploitation. I would favor
a bill which would permit any sincere citizen to have full
access to the files pertaining to cases in which he might
be interested.
J. R. Medlock, Sr.
H. B. No. 1116 (1951 Session) An Act relating to
justices of the peace in all counties of the State of Florida
which now have a population of more than 130,000 and not



less than 240,000 inhabitants according to the last official
census; fixing and providing for the maximum salaries of
justices of the peace and other expenses of operation of said
justice of the peace offices; requiring that all fees, commis-
sions and perquisites be accounted for and paid into the
general funds of said counties.
-was taken up together with the following veto message:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
June 11, 1951
Honorable R. A. Gray,
Secretary of State,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Sir:
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor of
Florida, under the provisions of Section 28, Article III of
the Constitution of this State, I hereby transmit to you,
with my objections, House Bill 1116, enacted by the legis-
lature of 1951 and entitled:
"AN ACT relating to justices of the peace in all counties
of the State of Florida which now have a popula-
tion of more than 130,000 and not less than 240,000
inhabitants according to the last official census; fixing
and providing for the maximum salaries of justices of
the peace and other expenses of operation of said jus-
tice of the peace offices; requiring that all fees, com-
missions be accounted for and paid into the general
funds of said counties."
This bill seeks to set the amount of compensation that
Justices of the Peace in Pinellas County are to receive
based on the number of qualified voters in their respective
Justice of the Peace districts.
This bill in my opinion is unconstitutional in that there
is no reasonable basis for the method used to determine
the compensation of the several Justices of the Peace in
Pinellas County. The number of people living in a Justice
of the Peace district does not of itself determine the num-
ber of cases handled by the Justice of the Peace, or the
amount of work he is required to do, which should be the
yardstick for determining his compensation. One district
might be predominantly a business area where the business
of the community is carried on where people work and
where, as a result, the largest case load or work load of a
Justice of the Peace exists, yet because it is not a resi-
dential area where the qualified voters live, the compensa-
tion might be negligible. On the other hand a residential
area might have a large number of qualified voters, but a
very small amount of litigation, yet under this bill the
Justice of the peace in this district would receive much
larger compensation than his work load would entitle him to.
For the foregoing reason, I therefore withhold my ap-
proval from House Bill 1116, Legislative Session of 1951,
and I hereby veto same.
Respectfully,
FULLER WARREN,
Governor.
-which was read.
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No.
1116 of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the Gov-
ernor to the contrary notwithstanding.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill
No. 1116 of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the
Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:



Nays:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell



Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross
Crowder
Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes



Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones



Keezel
Knight
Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Moody
Murray



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Okell Rood Stratton Webb
Papy Shaffer Surles Westberry
Pearce, Moody Shepperd, C.E. Sweeny Williams, G.W.
Peeples Smith, S. C. Turlington Williams,V.A.Jr.
Petersen Smith, S.N.,Jr. Usina Zelmenovitz
Pittman Stimmell Varn
Roberts Stokes Washburne
Yeas-None.
Nays-82.
So House Bill No. 1116 of the Regular Session of 1951 failed
to pass by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote of all
members present in the House of Representatives.
The veto of the Governor was sustained, and House Bill
No. 1116 of the Regular Session of 1951 was ordered certified
to the Secretary of State.
H. B. No. 1127 (1951 Session)-An Act to amend and re-
enact Section 6 of the Charter of the City of Sarasota, Flor-
ida, as set forth in Chapter 23529, Laws of Florida, Special
Acts of 1945, as amended by Chapter 26219, Laws of Florida,
Special Acts of 1949, being: "An Act to abolish the present
municipal government of the City of Sarasota, in the County
of Sarasota, in the State of Florida, and to create, establish
and organize a municipality to be known and designated as
the City of Sarasota, and to define its territorial boundaries
and to provide for its government, jurisdiction, powers, fran-
chise and privileges;" relating to the boundaries of said
city; and granting to the City of Sarasota in fee simple abso-
lute, and vesting in the City of Sarasota the title to all tide-
water and other lands, and all creek, bayou, and bay bottoms,
and submerged lands, and all waters, waterways and water
bottoms, and all riparian rights within the adjacent to the
city limits, now owned and/or controlled by the State of Flori-
da, or any agency of the State of Florida; ratifying, confirming
and validating the prior grant of said lands; and repealing
all provisions of the city charter in conflict therewith.
-was taken up together with the following veto message:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
June 6, 1951
Honorable R. A. Gray
Secretary of State
The Capitol
Sir:
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor of
Florida, under the provisions of Section 28, Article III, of
the Constitution of this State, I hereby transmit to you, with
my objections, House Bill 1127, enacted by the Legislature of
1951, and entitled:
"AN ACT to re-enact, confirm and validate Section 6 of
the charter of the City of Sarasota, Florida, as set forth
in Chapter 23529, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1945,
as amended by Chapter 26219, Laws of Florida, Special
Acts of 1949, being: 'An Act to abolish the present munici-
pal government of the City of Sarasota, in the County of
Sarasota, in the State of Florida, and to create, establish
and organize a municipality to be known and designated
as the City of Sarasota, and to define its territorial boun-
daries and to provide for its government, jurisdiction,
powers, franchises and privileges;' relating to the boun-
daries of said city; and granting to the City of Sarasota
and vesting in the City of Sarasotathe title to all tide-
water and other lands, and all creek, bayou, and bay
bottoms, and submerged lands, and all waters, waterways
and water bottoms, and all riparian rights within and ad-
jacent to the city limits, now owned by the State of
Florida for municipal purposes only; ratifying, confirm-
ing and validating the prior grant of said lands; and re-
pealing all provisions of the city charter in conflict there-
with."
I have been requested by Messrs. Haley and Tate of Sara-
sota County, the introducers of the bill, to veto it.
For the foregoing reason, I therefore withhold my approval
from House Bill 1127, legislative session of 1951, and I hereby
veto the same.
Respectfully,
FULLER WARREN
Governor



-which was read.



April 15, 1953



The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No. 1127
of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the Governor to the
contrary notwithstanding.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
1127 of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:



Nays:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cross
Yeas-None.
Nays-75.



Crowder
Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson



Jones
Keezel
Knight
Lancaster
Mahon
Mashburn
McAlpin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Moody
Murray
Okell
Papy
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts



Rood
Saunders
Shaffer
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr



So House Bill No. 1127 of the Regular Session of 1951 failed
to pass by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote of all
members present in the House of Representatives.
The veto of the Governor was sustained, and House Bill
No. 1127 of the Regular Session of 1951 was ordered certified
to the Secretary of State.
H. B. No. 1141 (1951 Session)-An Act to grant to the City
of Sarasota in fee simple absolute, and vesting in the City of
Sarasota, the title to all tide water and other lands, and all
creeks, bayous, and bay bottoms and submerged lands, and all
waters, waterways and water bottoms, and all riparian rights
within and adjacent to the city limits of the City of Sarasota
now owned or held by the State of Florida; and repealing all
laws and parts of laws in Conflict therewith.
-was taken up together with the following veto message:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
June 5, 1951
Honorable R. A. Gray
Secretary of State
The Capitol
Sir:
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor of
Florida, under the provisions of Section 28, Article III, of
the Constitution of this State, I hereby transmit to you,
with my objections, House Bill 1141, enacted by the Legis-
lature of 1951, and entitled:
"AN ACT to grant to the City of Sarasota, and vesting
in the City of Sarasota, the title of all tidewater and other
lands, and all creeks, bayous, and bay bottoms and sub-
merged lands, and all waters, waterways and water bot-
toms, and all riparian rights within and adjacent to the
city limits of the City of Sarasota now owned or held by
the State of Florida, for municipal purposes only; and
repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict therewith."
I have been requested by Messrs. Haley and Tate of Sarasota
County, introduces of the bill, to veto it.,
For the foregoing reason, I, therefore, withhold my approval
from House Bill 1141, legislative session of 1951, and I hereby
veto the same.
Respectfully,
FULLER WARREN
Governor
-which was read.
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No.
1141 of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.



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1141 of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:



Nays:
Mr. Speaker Crowder
Akridge Darby
Alexander David
Andrews, J. E. Dekle
Andrews, G. F. Dowda
Ballinger Dukes
Bartholomew Duncan
Bedenbaugh Elliott
Bollinger Fascell
Boyd Fee
Burke Floyd
Burton Fuqua
Burwell Gleaton
Campbell Griffin
(Cleveland Griner
('obb Hathaway
C onner Inman
( 'ostin Jernigan
Crews Johnson
(Cros Jones
Yeas-None.
Nays-80.



Keezel
Knight
Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Mashburn
McAlpin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Moody
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Pearce, Edna
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt



Roberts
Rood
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Zelmenovitz



So House Bill No. 1141 of the Regular Session of 1951 failed
to pass by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote of all
iD embers present in the House of Representatives.
The veto of the Governor was sustained, and House Bill
1 o. 1141 of the Regular Session of 1951 was ordered certified
to, the Secretary of State.
.H. B. No. 1155 (1951 Session)--An Act relating to constables
ii all counties of the State of Florida which now have a pop-
u, action of more than 130,000 and not less than 240,000 in-
habitants according to the last official census; fixing and
pl oviding for the salaries of constables and other expenses of
ol eration of said constables offices; requiring that all fees,
commissions and perquisites be accounted for and paid into
the general funds of said counties and providing that each
of such constables in each of said counties shall file with
itgs clerk of the circuit court each year a sworn copy of his
personal Federal income tax return.
--as taken up together with the following veto message:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
June 11, 1951
Honorable R. A. Gray
Secretary of State
Tallahassee, Florida
Sir:
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor of
Florida, under the provisions of Section 28, Article III of the
Constitution of this State, I hereby transmit to you, with my
objections, House Bill 1155, enacted by the Legislature of
1951 and entitled:
"An Act relating to constables in all counties of the State
of Florida which now have a population of not less than
130,000 and not more than 240,000 inhabitants according
to last official census; fixing and providing for salaries
of constables and other expenses of operation of said
constables' offices; requiring that all fees except as pro-
vided herein be accounted for and paid into the General
Fund of said counties."
This bill seeks to set the amount of compensation that
Constables in Pinellas County are to receive based on the
number of qualified voters in their respective districts.
This bill in my opinion is unconstitutional in that there
is no reasonable basis for the method used to determine the
compensation of the several constables in Pinellas County. The
number of people living in a constable's district does not of
itself determine the number of cases handled by the Con-
stable, or the amount of work he is required to do, which
should be the yardstick for determining his compensation.
One district might be predominantly a business area where
the business of the community is carried on where people
work and where, as a result, the largest case load or work



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load of a constable exists, yet because it is not a residential
area where the qualified voters live, the compensation might
be negligible. On the other hand a residential area might
have a large number of qualified voters, but a very small
amount of litigation, yet under this bill the constable in this
district would receive much larger compensation than his
work load would entitle him to.
For the foregoing reason, I therefore withhold my approval
from House Bill 1155, Legislative Session of 1951, and I
hereby veto same.
Respectfully,
FULLER WARREN
Governor
-which was read.
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No.
1155 of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the Gov-
ernor to the contrary notwithstanding.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
1155 of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:
Nays:
Mr. Speaker Darby Lancaster Rood
Akridge David Land Saunders
Alexander Dekle Mahon Shaffer
Andrews, J. E. Dowda Mashburn Sheppard, W.O.
Andrews, G.F. Dukes McAlpin Shepperd, C.E.
Ayres Duncan McFarland Smith, S. C.
Ballinger Elliott McFarlin Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Bartholomew Fascell McLaren Stimmell
Bedenbaugh Fee Medlock Stokes
Bollinger Floyd Mitts Surles
Boyd Fuqua Moody Sweeny
Burton Gleaton Morgan Turlington
Burwell Griffin Murray Usina
Campbell Griner Okell Varn
Cleveland Hathaway Papy Washburne
Cobb Inman Pearce, Edna Webb
Conner Jernigan Peeples Westberry
Costin Johnson Petersen Williams, G.W.
Crews Jones Pittman Williams,J.R.A.
Cross Keezel Pruitt Williams,V.A.Jr.
Crowder Knight Roberts Zelmenovitz
Yeas-None.
Nays-84.
So House Bill No. 1155 of the Regular Session of 1951 failed
to pass by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote of all
members present in the House of Representatives.
The veto of the Governor was sustained, and House Bill
No. 1155 of the Regular Session of 1951 was ordered certified
to the Secretary of State.
H. B. 1467 (1951 Session)--An Act relating to all counties
having a population of not less than two hundred thousand
(200,000) nor more than two hundred and seventy-five thou-
sand (275,000) according to the latest official census; author-
izing an extra day of horse and dog racing in such counties
if the profits from such extra days are donated for athletic
scholarships at institutions of higher learning located in such
counties; providing that the extra days be in addition to any
other additional days of racing heretofore authorized.
-was taken up together with the following veto message:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
June 11, 1951
Honorable R. A. Gray
Secretary of State
The Capitol
Sir:
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor of
Florida, under the provisions of Section 28, Article III of
the Constitution of this State, I hereby transmit to you, with
my objections, House Bill 1467, enacted by the Legislature
of 1951, and entitled:
"AN ACT relating to all counties having a population
of not less than two hundred thousand (200,000) nor



more than two hundred seventy-five thousand (275,000)
according to the latest official census; authorizing an extra



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day of horse and dog racing in such counties if the profits
from such extra days are donated for athletic scholar-
ships at institutions of higher learning located in such
counties; providing that the extra days be in addition
to any other additional days of racing heretofore
authorized."
This is a local or so-called population bill which deals
solely with Hillsborough County, and has for its purpose
the authorizing by the State Racing Commission of an extra
day of racing by horse and dog tracks in Hillsborough County,
the proceeds to go to private corporations located in that
county, to-wit, privately owned institutions of higher learning.
The effect of the act is to use the state tax collection ma-
chinery for private purposes. This, in my opinion, is uncon-
stitutional in that it would raise money by state taxing
machinery not for state purposes.
This bill is also bad because it starts a dangerous precedent.
If this county can by a local bill add an extra day of racing
to the horse tracks and dog tracks in this county and take
the proceeds for private purposes, every other county in the
state under the same principle can do the same thing. There
would be no limit to the type of private enterprises that the
money could be given to. This would ultimately, if other
counties followed this lead, add more and more days of racing
each year until finally there would be so much racing it would
kill the goose that lays the golden egg.
There is no legal or even remote connection between the
using of the state taxing machinery to raise money and the
giving of that money to private enterprises which perform
no state function.
For the foregoing reasons, I, therefore, withhold my ap-
proval from House Bill 1467, Legislative Session of 1951,
and I hereby veto the same.
Respectfully,
FULLER WAREN
Governor
-which was read.
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No. 1467
of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the Governor to the
contrary notwithstanding.
Pending roll call-
Mr. Cobb questioned the presence of a quorum.
A roll call was ordered.
When the roll was taken to determine a quorum, the result



was:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burton
Campbell
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross



Crowder
Darby
David
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Keezel



Knight
Lancaster
Land
Mahon
Mashburn
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Moody
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Pearce, Edna
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts
Rood



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, V.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Zelmenovitz



A quorum of 83 members was present.
The question again recurred on the passage of House Bill
No. 1467 of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the
Governor to the contrary notwithstanding.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
1467 of the Regular Session of 1951, the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Ballinger Campbell Cross
Akridge Bartholomew Cleveland Darby
Alexander Bedenbaugh Conner David
Andrews, J. E. Bollinger Cook Duncan
Atkinson Burton Crews Elliott



Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Nays:
Andrews, G. F.
Ayres
Boyd
Burwell
Cobb
Costin
Yeas-60.
Nays-21.



Keezel
Knight
Lancaster
Mashburn
McFarland
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Moody
Morgan

Crowder
Dukes
Fuqua
Hathaway
Land
Mahon



Murray Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Okell Stimmell
Petersen Stokes
Pittman Turlington
Pruitt Usina
Roberts Washburne
Shaffer Webb
Sheppard, W.O. Westberry
Shepperd, C.E. Williams,V.A.Jr.
Smith, S. C. Zelmenovitz



McFarlin
Papy
Pearce, Edna
Rood
Surles
Sweeny



Varn
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.



So House Bill No. 1467 of the Regular Session of 1951
passed by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote of all
members present in the House of Representatives.
The veto of the Governor was not sustained, and House
Bill No. 1467 of the Regular Session of 1951 was ordered
certified to the Senate.
Mr. Darby requested unanimous consent to make a mo-
tion to reconsider the vote by which the House failed to
pass House Bill No. 297 (1951 Session), the veto of the Gov-
ernor to the contrary notwithstanding.
Pending consideration thereof-
The Speaker ruled that, in his opinion, the motion would
be out of order since the Constitution of the State provides
for reconsideration of a vetoed bill in determining whether
or not the bill should pass, the veto of the Governor to
the contrary notwithstanding, and contemplates only one
reconsideration of a vetoed bill and that no further recon-
sideration of a vetoed bill was permissable under the Con-
stitution.
Mr. Rood called a point of order that the time for Intro-
duction of Guests had arrived.
The Speaker ruled the point well taken.
Mr. Floyd introduced Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Faske of
Miami.
Mr. Conner presented the Honorable George Inman, for-
mer Member of the House.
Mr. Moody introduced Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moody and
their daughter, Kay, of Plant City.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 14, 1953
Mr. Peeples of Glades, Chairman of the Committee on State
Prisons & Convicts, reports that the Committee has carefully
considered the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 121-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sub-
section (3) of Section 954.51, Florida Statutes, relating to the
use of the Industrial Trust Fund for the State Prison at
Raiford.
And House Bill No. 121, contained in the above report, was
then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
April 13, 1953
Mr. Cook of Flagler, Chairman of the Committee on In-
surance, reports that the Committee has carefully considered
the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 23-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section 642.04(2), Florida Statutes, relating to group accident
and sickness insurance, and Section 642.06, Florida Statutes,
relating to blanket sickness and accident insurance, as follows:
By adding to said Subsection 642.04(2) a provision that cover-
age may be issued to dependents of those specifically now de-
scribed as subject to coverage, and providing for a single group
policy coverage for employees of corporations under common
control; by adding to Section 642.06 a new subsection to be
designated as Subsection (5) providing for blanket sickness
and accident insurance coverage for those attending summer
camps or other meetings held for religious, instructive or
recreational purposes by described organizations, individuals,



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firms or corporations; and fixing the effective date of this act.
And House Bill No. 23, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills and Joint Resolutions for
Second Reading.
April 13, 1953
Mr. Cook of Flagler, Chairman of the Committee on In-
surance, reports that the Committee has carefully considered
the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 134-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
642, Florida Statutes, relating to accident and sickness insur-
ance, by adding thereto a new section to be designated Section
642.031, in substitution for present Section 642.03, Florida Stat-
utes, relating to the form and content of accident and sickness
policies, and in substitution for Subsection 642.04(1), Florida
Statutes, relating to family group accident and sickness in-
surance, said new section providing for individual accident and
sickness insurance, form of policies, policy provisions and ex-
planations thereof, the riders or endorsements to be attached
thereto or affixed thereon, the applications to be used there-
with, and the powers, duties and obligations of the commissioner
with respect to approval thereof; fixing the effective date of
this act; continuing in effect certain provisions of said Section
642.03 and said Subsection 642.04(1) under stated conditions
during the three-year period immediately subsequent to said
effective date, and repealing said section and said subsection
on October 1, 1956.
And House Bill No. 134, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills and Joint Resolutions for
Second Reading.
April 13, 1953
Mr. Cook of Flagler, Chairman of the Committee on In-
surance, reports that the Committee has carefully considered
the following bills and recommends they pass:
H. B. No. 28-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
634.06, Florida Statutes relating to an investigation and exami-
nation of prospective insurance agents and duties of commis-
sioner in connection therewith by adding a sub-section to be
numbered sub-section (3), providing that insurers keep on file
detailed credit and character reports on individuals qualifying
as agents for the first time and to furnish the commissioner
such information as he may reasonably require; to renumber
the present sub-section (3) as sub-section (4).
H. B. No. 27-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
635.24(4), Florida Statutes, describing an insurable group life
insurance policy to trustees of a fund established by employers
and labor unions, by amending the first paragraph of said
sub-section (4) to provide that such employers and labor
unions are combined for the purpose of establishing said
trust fund.
And House Bills Nos. 28 and 27, contained in the above re-
port, were placed on the Calendar of Bills and Joint Resolu-
tions for Second Reading.
April 13, 1953
Mr. Cook of Flagler, Chairman of the Committee on In-
surance, reports that the Committee has carefully considered
the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 29-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (4) of Section 634.07, Florida Statutes 1951, relating
to examination of life insurance agents in those instances
where a license is applied for to represent an insurer author-
ized to transact an accident and health, as well as a life in-
surance business.
And House Bill No. 29, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills and Joint Resolutions for
Second Reading.
April 13, 1953
Mr. Cook of Flagler, Chairman of the Committee on In-
surance, reports that the Committee has carefully considered
the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 31-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
627.55(6), 627.57, 627.59(3), 627.61 and 627.62, Florida Statutes
1951, relating to the placing of fire, casualty or surety insur-
ance with insurers not admitted to do business in this state;
redefining certain definitions; clarifying the rights of duly
licensed resident agents relative thereto; providing that an



exact copy of any policy, cover note or contract of insurance
so placed shall be filed with the Insurance Commissioner



April 15, 1953



in proportion to qualified electors.
And House Joint Resolution No. 186 contained in the above
report, was laid on the table under the rule.



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within sixty days after it is issued; requiring certain informa-
tion to be stamped on policies, cover notes or contracts; pro-
viding that the Commissioner shall approve such companies;
fixing minimum financial requirements of such companies,
and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
And House Bill No. 31, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills and Joint Resolutions for
Second Reading.
April 14, 1953
Mr. Cook of Flagler, Chairman of the Committee on In-
surance, reports that the committee has carefully considered
the following bill and recommends that Committee Substitute
for House Bill No. 24 pass.
H. B. No. 24-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
625.02, Florida Statutes 1951; relating to the amount and par
value of capital stock of insurance and surety companies or-
ganized under the laws of this state.
The committee recommends the following Committee Sub-
stitute for House Bill No. 24:
By the Committee on Insurance-
Committee Substitute for H. B. No. 24-A bill to be entitled
An Act to amend Sections 625.02 and 611.06 Florida Statutes,
relating to the amount and par value of capital stock of
insurance and surety companies organized under the laws
of the State of Florida by providing that the par value of
such stock shall not be less than one dollar nor more than
one hundred dollars, and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
And House Bill No. 24, contained in the above report, to-
gether with committee substitute therefore, was placed on the
Calendar of Bills and Joint Resolutions for Second Reading.
April 15, 1953
Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Utilities, reports that the Committee has carefully
considered the following bill and recommends it pass:

H. B. No. 45-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to pro-
ceedings supplemental to eminent domain; amending Section
74.01, Florida Statutes, relating to the filing by the State of
Florida and other public agencies of a declaration of taking
in eminent domain court proceedings, by providing also for
such filing in such proceedings by any department or board
of any municipality and by rural electric cooperatives and
public utilities having the statutory power of eminent domain
for the purpose of securing rights of way, easements or other
properties for municipal, rural electric cooperative or public
utility purposes; repealing conflicting laws; and fixing the ef-
fective date of this act.
And House Bill No. 45, contained in the above report was
placed on the Calendar of Bills and Joint Resolutions for
Second Reading.
April 15, 1953
Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Utilities, reports that the Committee has carefully
considered the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 19-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the
Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission to issue cer-
tificates of public convenience and necessity to persons op-
erating or constructing any line, facility, or system, or ex-
tension thereof, used in furnishing telephone service within
this State; Providing the procedure therefore; Prescribing pen-
alties for violations; and for other purposes.
And House Bill No. 19, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills and Joint Resolutions for
Second Reading.
April 15, 1953
Mr. Floyd of Dade, Chairman of the Committee on Con-
stitutional Amendments, reports that the committee has
carefully considered the following bill and recommends it
not pass:
H. J. R. No. 186-A joint resolution proposing an amend-
ment to Section 5 of Article VIII of the Constitution, relating
to county commissioners and commissioner's districts by pro-
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April 15, 1953.
Mr. Williams of Seminole, Chairman of the Committee on
Elections, reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 10-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to elec-
tions and the sufficiency of marking of ballots.
And House Bill No. 10, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of Bills and Joint Resolutions
for Second Reading.
April 15, 1953.
Mr. Rood of Manatee, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Roads & Highways, reports that the Committee has
carefully considered the following bills and recommends they
pass:
H. B. No. 33-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sub-
section (1) of Section 821.36, Florida Statutes, regulating the
dumping of garbage and rubbish, by extending the prohibited
areas to include state designated highways, county roads, city
streets or other public lands.
H. B. No. 148-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
341.02 Florida Statutes relating to headquarters and residence
of the chairman of the State Road Department and bond for
all members.
H. B. No. 173-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Chapter 26682, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1951, relating to
the designation of the Sandlin-Lindler bridge between Co-
lumbia and Hamilton Counties; providing that the bridge
be designated the Lindler bridge.
And House Bills Nos. 33, 148 and 173, contained in the
above report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills and
Joint Resolutions for Second Reading.
April 15, 1953.
Mr. Rood of Manatee, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Roads & Highways, reports that the Committee has
carefully considered the following bill and recommends it
not pass:
H. B. No. 83-A bill to be entitled An Act changing the
name of the Choctawhatchee Bay Bridge to the Fred P. Cone
Bridge.
And House Bill No. 83, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rule.
April 15, 1953.
Mr. David of Broward, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance & Taxation, reports that the Committee has care-
fully considered the following bills and recommends they
pass:
H. B. No. 49-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
the assessment, levying and collection of taxes upon the
estates of decedents; amending Chapter 198, Florida Stat-
utes, 1951; providing for the taxation of certain intangible
property of the estates of nonresident decedents; specifying
when estate tax returns shall be filed; providing for the
time for paying estate taxes; fixing the rate of interest
payable on delinquent estate taxes; fixing the time within
which estate taxes shall be determined and assessed; and
fixing the time for discharging estates of decedents from
estate tax liability.
H. B. No. 76-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to motor
fuels, definitions; amending Section 207.01, subsection (5),
Florida Statutes, defining distributor.
H. B. No. 77-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
208, Florida Statutes, relating to taxes on gasoline and like
products by adding a new Section 208.061, Florida Statutes,
construing distributor responsibility for payment or collection
of tax under Chapters 207 and 208, Florida Statutes.
And House Bills Nos. 49, 76 and 77, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills and Joint Reso-
lutions for Second Reading.
April 15, 1953.
Mr. Okell of Dade, Chairman of the Committee on Mu-
nicipal Government, reports that the Committee has care-
fully considered the following bills and recommends they



pass:



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H. B. No. 142-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to County
Free Public Libraries; amending Chapter 150, Florida Statutes,
by adding Section 150.071 thereto, amending Sections 150.06
and 150.08 and repealing Sections 150.09 and 150.10; authoriz-
ing municipalities to enter into contract with County Library
Boards for assistance in operating municipal libraries; author-
izing the acceptance of gifts and bequests by County Library
Boards; providing for a free County Library Fund and limiting
expenditures therefrom; eliminating necessity for referendum
election as a prerequisite to establishment of such libraries.
H. B. No. 233-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
469.04, Florida Statutes, 1949, relating to the examination of
persons engaged or engaging in the business or work of in-
stalling plumbing or house drainage: providing for the exam-
ination of applicants desiring to engage in or work at the
business of plumbing: providing for the fees to be paid for
issuance of a certificate for master plumbers, employing
plumbers and journeyman plumbers: repealing all laws or
parts of laws in conflict with this act.
And House Bills Nos. 142 and 233, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills and Joint Reso-
lutions for Second Reading.
April 15, 1953
Mr. Duncan of Lake, Chairman of the Committee on Banks
& Loans, reports that the Committee has carefully considered
the following bills and recommends they pass:
H. B. No. 74-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
whenever any form of bid on any proposed public contract re-
quires a good faith deposit of a certified check, to accompany
the bid, such requirement shall be satisfied by deposit of either
a certified check, a cashier's check, treasurer's check or bank
draft of any national or state bank.
H. B. No. 67-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to small
loans, amending Section 516.17, Florida Statutes 1949, by re-
pealing that provision thereof imposing certain duties of the
employer on behalf of the creditor of any person giving an
assignment of or order for the payment of salary, wages,
commissions or other compensation for services to secure a
loan of three hundred dollars or less.
And House Bills Nos. 74 and 67, contained in the above re-
port, were placed on the Calendar of Bills and Joint Resolu-
tions for Second Reading.
April 15, 1953
Mr. Duncan of Lake, Chairman of the Committee on Banks
& Loans, reports that the Committee has carefully considered
the following bills and recommends they pass:
H. B. No. 43-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to savings
banks; adding Section 654.001 to Chapter 654, Florida Statutes,
to provide for the incorporation of savings banks.
H. B. No. 102-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
assignment of moneys due under contracts with the State of
Florida, or any department, board, commission, institution or
agency of the state, for one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or
over: limiting the number of such assignments: providing the
form of notice and method of filing such assignments: pro-
viding that any assignment made pursuant to this act shall be
valid for all purposes. Repealing all laws in conflict herewith,
and providing for the effective date of this act.
And House Bills Nos. 43 and 102, contained in the above re-
port, were placed on the Calendar of Bills and Joint Resolu-
tions for Second Reading.
Your Committee on Engrossing to which was referred-
House Bill No. 42
-with amendments, begs leave to report the amendments
have been incorporated in the bill and the bill has been care-
fully examined and found to be correctly engrossed and is
herewith returned.
Very respectfully,
PERRY E. MURRAY, Chairman
Committee on Engrossing
---and House Bill No. 42 was ordered certified to the Senate.
The hour of 1:00 P.M. having arrived, the House stood



adjourned until 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.



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Thursday, April 16, 1953



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
Akridge
Alexander
Andrews, J. E.
Andrews, G. F.
Atkinson
Ayres
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Boyd
Burke
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Cleveland
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross
Crowder



Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Elliott
Fascell
Fee
Floyd
Fuqua
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Griner
Hathaway
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Keezel
Knight
Lancaster



Excused: Messrs. Getzen,
A quorum present.



Land
Mahon
Marshburn
Mashburn
McAlpin
McFarland
McFarlin
McLaren
Medlock
Mitts
Moody
Morgan
Murray
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce, Edna
Pearce, Moody
Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Roberts
Rood



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard, W.O.
Shepperd, C.E.
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Stimmell
Stokes
Stratton
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Washburne
Webb
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Zelmenovitz



Peeples and Stewart.



The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Lee
Davidson, Chaplain:
Father of all mankind, we need Thee in this House today.
We have been called by our fellow men to serve them in this
all-important matter of making the laws of our state; but
even they are not united in their desires, and we are pulled
this way and that by pressure groups until sometimes we do
not know which way to turn. Wise Father, give us the wisdom
to perceive truth and righteousness in the midst of the con-
fused counsels of men. Give us the courage to obey the truth
as it is revealed to us. Help us to be of strong character in
every situation.
Dear Father, deliver us from the poisons of hatred. Keep
us from stubbornness and help us to be fair and open-minded.
With all our hearts we pray that Thou wilt guide us through
this day. In Christ's name, Amen.
CORRECTIONS OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Friday, April 10, was ordered further cor-
rected as follows:
On page 40, column 1, line 3, counting from the bottom
of the page, after "518.01," insert "518.06,".
On page 42, column 2, line 14, counting from the bottom
of the page, after "such assignments:" insert the following:
"providing the form of notice and method of filing such
assignments:"
The Journal for Friday, April 10, as further corrected, was
approved.
The Journal for Wednesday, April 15, was ordered corrected
as follows:
On page 81, column 1, counting from the top of the page,
strike out all of lines 1 through 5 and insert the following
in lieu thereof:
By Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 247-A bill to be entitled An Act to consolidate
the University of Florida and Florida State University into
"The State University of Florida", which shall continue to
be governed by the State Board of Control and the State
Board of Education, and shall be administered by a single
executive who shall have the title of "President of the State
University of Florida"; providing that no program of higher
education may receive financial support from the State of
Florida except as such program shall become a duly estab-
lished component part of the State University of Florida;



except appropriations for regional education, out of state
aid for Negroes, the University of Miami Medical School and
marine biological research for the State Board of Conserva-
tion and grants for existing junior colleges under the Minimum
Foundation Program; providing for the appointment of a
commission of twelve members, the duty of which shall be
to prepare and recommend detailed plans for achieving the
separation of Educational functions and the administrative
unification of such consolidation; appropriating the sum of
$100,000.00 to defray the expenses of and the work of such
commission; providing that the Board of Control and the
State Board of Education shall have the final approval of the

recommendations of the commission, and providing that this
act shall take effect July 1, 1953.
On page 98, column 2, counting from the bottom of the
page, between lines 2 and 3, insert the following: "-and
House Bill No. 42 was ordered certified to the Senate".
The Journal for Wednesday, April 15, as corrected, was
approved.
MOTIONS RELATING TO COMMITTEE REFERENCES
Mr. Hathaway moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 238, which was referred to the Committees on Gov-
ernmental Reorganization and Appropriations, also be re-
ferred to the Committee on Public Utilities.



A roll call was ordered.
When the vote was taken
Yeas:



on the motion, the result was:



Akridge Cook McFarlin Stokes
Andrews, G. F. Cross Medlock Stratton
Atkinson Dukes Mitts Turlington
Ballinger Fuqua Pearce, Moody Varn
Bartholomew Gibbons Petersen Washburne
Bedenbaugh Hathaway Pittman Williams, O.W.
Burton Inman Pruitt Williams,J.R.A.
Burwell Jones Saunders Zelmenovitz
Campbell Lancaster Sheppard, W.O
Cleveland Mashburn Shepperd, C.E.
Conner McFarland Stimmell
Nays:
Boyd Elliott Land Shaffer
Costin Fee Mahon Smith, S. C.
Crews Floyd Marshburn Smith, S.N.,Jr.
Crowder Gleaton McLaren Surles
.Darby Griffin Moody Usina
David Griner Morgan Webb
Dekle Johnson Murray Westberry
Dowda Keezel Roberts Williams,V.A.Jr.
Duncan Knight Rood
Yeas-41.
Nays-35.
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 238 was not referred to the Committee on
Public Utilities.
Mr. Dowda asked unanimous consent for the withdrawal of
House Bill No. 318, which he introduced, from the Committee
on Judiciary-Fiduciary and from further consideration of the
House.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. McAlpin moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 245, which was referred to the Committees on Livestock
and Appropriations, be withdrawn from the Committee on
Livestock and remain only in the Committee on Appropriations.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
Mr. Johnson asked to be made a co-introducer of House
Joint Resolution No. 302 and House Bill No. 272.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Messrs. Land and Cross asked to be made co-introducers of
House Bill No. 35.
"Without objection, it was so ordered.



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Mr. Webb asked to be made a co-introducer of House Bill
No. 238.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Okell asked to be made a co-introducer of House Bill
No. 281.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Johnson asked to be made a co-introducer of House
Bill No. 82.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
COMMUNICATIONS
The following communications were received and read:
April 13, 1953
Honorable C. Farris Bryant
Speaker, House of Representatives
State Capitol
Sir:
I have the honor to inform you that I have today approved
the following Act, which originated in your Honorable Body,
Regular Session, 1953, and have caused the same to be filed
in the office of the Secretary of State:
House Bill No. 9, Relating to Insurance.
Respectfully,
DAN McCARTY
Governor
April 7, 1953.
GENTLEMEN OF THE LEGISLATURE:
In Pursuance of the requirement of Section 11 of Article
IV of the State Constitution, I have the honor to transmit
herewith a report covering every case of fine or forfeiture
remitted, or reprieve, pardon or commutation granted, stat-
ing the name of the convict, the crime for which he was con-
victed, the sentence, its date, and the date of its remission,
commutation, pardon or reprieve since making report to the
Legislature, April 5, 1951.
Respectfully submitted,
DAN McCARTY
Governor
The report referred to in the above letter was ordered filed
with the Chief Clerk.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLU-
TIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Jernigan of Escambia-
H. B. No. 329-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
acquisition of real or personal property by the State Board of
Health; providing for the sale of detached parcels of land
owned or acquired by said board.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to tihe
Committee on Public Lands.
By Mr. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 330-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
72.34, Florida Statutes, 1951, relating to the adoption of an
adult, whether married or single, by an adult married couple,
or the survivor thereof, prescribing the jurisdiction of circuit
courts with reference thereto and providing the procedure
therefore.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 331-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
849.12, Florida Statutes, relating to the forfeiture of money
and prizes used in the operation of lotteries and other
gambling.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Messrs. Stratton of Nassau and Johnson of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 332-A bill to be entitled An Act to limit the
issuance of a license as provided by Section 205.41, Florida
Statutes, relating to fortune telling and like pursuits, to certain



persons; requiring the issuance of a permit as a condition to
issuance of such license; prescribing qualifications of appli-
cants and procedure for issuance of such permit and license;
and providing penalties for violations.



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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-General.
Mr. Johnson asked to be made a co-introducer of House
Bill No. 332.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
By Mr. Akridge of Brevard-
H. B. No. 333-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
1 of Article 1, Chapter 11094, Laws of Florida, 1925, and re-
pealing Chapter 11092, Laws of Florida, 1925, and Chapter
13346, Laws of Florida, 1927, and Chapter 27854, Laws of
Florida, 1951, redefining the territorial limits or boundaries
of the City of Rockledge, Florida; providing that said city
retain its lien for taxes or other assessments which were
assessed against all lands located within the boundaries
of said City of Rockledge as defined by Chapter 11092,
Laws of Florida, 1925, which were imposed or assessed
for the year 1950 and years prior thereto, and specifically
reserving such liens against all lands to be excluded from the
limits of said City under said Act; and validating, legalizing,
confirming and ratifying all proceedings, acts, ordinances and
transactions of the City of Rockledge and its officers and the
City Council thereof and all taxes assessed, levied and collected
by said City.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 333.
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. Elliott and Bollinger of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 334-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (2) of Section 332.08, Florida Statutes, 1951, relating
to airports by prescribing the method by which counties may
make regulations for the government of county airports, the
means of enforcement and penalty for violations thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Aviation.
By Mr. Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 335---A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section 2 of Section 550.16, Florida Statutes 1951, relating to
pari-mutuel pool authorized within track enclosure; commis-
sions, breaks, etc.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. McLaren, Shaffer, Petersen, of Pinellas and Bar-
tholomew and Washburne of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 336-A bill to be entitled An Act to promote the
planting, propagation and cultivation of sponges; providing
for the creation by the Board of Conservation of sponge culti-
vation districts and for notice of their creation; empowering
the board to make rules and regulations including those gov-
erning the taking of and cultivation; creating a division of
sponge culture and the office of director thereof, defining his
duties; reserving the ownership of sponges in the State of
Florida; making appropriation therefore and providing penalty
for its violation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Salt Water Fisheries and Appropriations.
By Mr. Andrews of Union-
H. B. No. 337-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to public
aid to needy persons who are permanently and totally dis-
abled, defining permanent and total disability, prescribing
requirements for eligibility, providing for administration
thereof by the State Department of Public Welfare; making
an appropriation therefore and providing the effective date
of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Welfare and Appropriations.
By Committee on Appropriations-



H. B. No. 338-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to schools;
amending Section 233.13, Florida Statutes, requiring the State
to furnish free textbooks in public schools, by limiting the