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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 1955
 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.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Florida House of Representatives. 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: UF00027772:00023
 Related Items
Preceded by: Journal of proceedings of the House of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Florida
Succeeded by: Journal of the Florida House of Representatives

Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Page i
    Members of the House of Representatives
        Page ii
    April 1955
        Tuesday, April 5
            Page 1
            Page 2
            Page 3
            Page 4
            Page 5
            Page 6
            Page 7
            Page 8
            Page 9
            Page 10
            Page 11
            Page 12
            Page 13
            Page 14
            Page 15
            Page 16
        Wednesday, April 6
            Page 17
            Page 18
            Page 19
            Page 20
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        Thursday, April 7
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        Monday, April 11
            Page 41
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        Tuesday, April 12
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        Wednesday, April 13
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        Thursday, April 14
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        Friday, April 15
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        Monday, April 18
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        Tuesday, April 19
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        Wednesday, April 20
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        Thursday, April 21
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        Friday, April 22
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        Monday, April 25
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        Thursday, April 26
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        Wednesday, April 27
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        Thursday, April 28
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        Friday, April 29
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    May 1955
        Monday, May 2
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        Tuesday, May 3
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        Wednesday, May 4
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        Thursday, May 5
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        Friday, May 6
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        Monday, May 9
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Full Text

Thirty-fifth Regular Session



April 5th



to June 4th



1955



Journal
of the
House of Representatives
State of Florida



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Cr. Il II



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MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Regular Session 1955



Alachua-Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville
Alachua-J. Emory (Red) Cross, Gainesville
Baker-John J. Crews, Jr., Macclenny
Bay-Frank M. Allen, Panama City
Bay-J. C. Bodiford, Panama City
Bradford-Doyle E. Conner, Starke
Brevard-A. Max Brewer, Titusville
Brevard-0. L. Burton, Eau Gallie
Broward-Andrew J. Musselman, Jr., Pompano Beach
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-David C. Jones, Jr., Naples
Columbia-W. E. Bishop, Lake City
Dade-George S. Okell, Miami
Dade-John B. Orr, Jr., Coconut Grove
Dade-W. C. (Cliff) Herrell, Miami Springs
DeSoto-S. C. Smith, Arcadia
Dixie-Hal Chaires, Oldtown
Duval-Lacy Mahon, Jacksonville
Duval-Harry W. Westberry, Jacksonville
Duval-William H. (Bill) Maness, Jacksonville
Escambia-J. B. Hopkins, Pensacola
Escambia-Webb C. Jernigan, Pensacola
Flagler-H. T. Cook, Bunnell
Franklin-Mrs. Bryant Patton, Apalachicola
Gadsden-W. M. Inman, Quincy
Gadsden-C. Fred Arrington, Havana
Gilchrist-Howell Lancaster, Trenton
Glades-J. H. Peeples, Jr., Venus
Gulf-Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Port St. Joe
Hamilton-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs
Hardee-G. W. (Dick) Williams, Wauchula
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston
Hernando-Jacob V. Varn, Brooksville
Highlands-Howard Livingston, Sebring
Hillsborough-James S. Moody, Plant City
Hillsborough-Tom Johnson, Tampa
Hillsborough-Sam M. Gibbons, Tampa
Holmes-Harvie J. Belser, Bonifay
Indian River-Sherman N. Smith, Jr., Vero Beach
Jackson-Hugh Dukes, Cottondale
Jackson-John S. Shipp, Jr., Marianna
Jefferson-Prentice P. Pruitt, Monticello
Lafayette-Homer T. Putnal, Mayo



Lake-J. A. (Tar) Boyd, Leesburg
Lake-Carl E. Duncan, Tavares
Lee-W. H. Carmine, Jr., Fort Myers
Lee-Walter 0. Sheppard, Fort Myers
Leon-Mallory E. Home, Tallahassee
Leon-Kenneth Ballinger, Tallahassee
Levy-Frank Marshburn, Bronson
Liberty-J. S. (Red) Alexander, Bristol
Madison-E. B. (Shorty) Jones, Greenville
Manatee-William C. Grimes, Palmetto
Manatee-J. E. Pratt, Bradenton
Marion-C. Farris Bryant, Ocala
Marion-William V. Chappell, Jr., Ocala
Martin-Marvin H. Rowell, Stuart
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West
Nassau-James P. Page, Jr., Fernandina Beach
Okaloosa-Charles D. Stewart, Fort Walton Beach
Okeechobee-Nathan Zelmenovitz, Okeechobee
Orange-Henry W. Land, Apopka
Orange-William C. Coleman, Jr., Orlando
Osceola-J. J. Griffin, Jr., St. Cloud
Palm Beach-Fred O. Dickinson, Jr., West Palm Beach
Palm Beach-Emmett S. Roberts, Belle Glade
Pasco-J. R. A. Williams, Dade City
Pinellas-Fred C. Petersen, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-Charles R. Johnson, Jr., St. Petersburg
Pinellas-B. E. Shaffer, Clearwater
Polk-Roy Surles, Lakeland
Polk-Boone D. Tillett, Jr., Lake Wales
Putnam-James N. (Gator) Beck, Palatka
St. Johns-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine
St. Johns-(Sonny) Nathan I. Weinstein, St. Augustine
St. Lucie-Lawrence L. King, Ft. Pierce
Santa Rosa-John S. Pittman, Jay
Sarasota-George E. Youngberg, Sr., Venice
Sarasota-Henry S. Bartholomew, Sarasota
Seminole-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford
Seminole-Volie A. Williams, Jr., Sanford
Sumter-Evan A. (Billy) Merritt, Jr., Sumterville
Suwannee-Houston W. Roberts, Live Oak
Taylor-O. W. Jones, Perry
Union-G. Fred Andrews, Lake Butler
Volusia-Thomas T. Cobb, Daytona Beach
Volusia-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
Wakulla-Z. Wallenstein Revelle, Panacea
Walton-Thomas D. (Tom) Beasley, DeFuniak Springs
Washington-Jeff Webb, Chipley



OFFICERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Regular Session 1955



Speaker-Thomas E. (Ted) David
Speaker Pro Tempore-S. D. (Sam) Saunders



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













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Tuesday, April 5, 1955


Beginning of the thirty-fifth 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 5, 1955,
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 C. Farris Bryant, former Speaker of the House of Representatives.



The certified list of the Secretary of State of Members
elected to the House of Representatives, Florida Legislature,
for the session of 1955 was called as follows:
MEMBERS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTED AT
THE GENERAL ELECTION ON THE SECOND DAY OF
NOVEMBER A. D. 1954.
ALACHUA
Group I-Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville.
Group II-J. Emory (Red) Cross, Gainesville.
BAKER-John J. Crews, Jr., Macclenny.
BAY
Group I-Frank M. Allen, Panama City.
Group II-J. C. Bodiford, Panama City.
BRADFORD-Doyle E. Conner, Starke.
BREVARD
Group I-A. Max Brewer, Titusville.
Group II-0. L. Burton, Eau Gallie.
BROWARD
Group I-Andrew J. Musselman, Jr., Pompano Beach.
Group II-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-David C. Jones, Jr., Naples.
COLUMBIA-W. E. Bishop, Lake City.
DADE
Group I-George S. Okell, Miami.
Group II-John B. Orr, Jr., Coconut Grove.
Group III-W. C. (Cliff) Herrell, Miami Springs.
DeSOTO-S. C. Smith, Arcadia.
DIXIE-Hal Chaires, Oldtown.
DUVAL
Group I-Lacy Mahon, Jr., Jacksonville.
Group II-Harry W. Westberry, Jacksonville.
Group III-William H. (Bill) Maness, Jacksonville.
ESCAMBIA
Group I-J. B. Hopkins, Pensacola.
Group II-Webb C. Jernigan, Pensacola.
FLAGLER-H. T. Cook, Bunnell.
FRANKLIN-Mrs. Bryant Patton, Apalachicola.
GADSDEN
Group I-W. M. Inman, Quincy.
Group II-C. Fred Arrington, Havana.
GILCHRIST-Howell Lancaster, Trenton.
GLADES-J. H. Peeples, Jr., Venus.
GULF-Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Port St. Joe.
HAMILTON-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs.
HARDEE-G. W. (Dick) Williams, Wauchula.
HENDRY-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston.
HERNANDO-Jacob V. Varn, Brooksville.
HIGHLANDS-Howard Livingston, Sebring.
HILLSBOROUGH v
Group I-James S. Moody, Plant City.
Group II-Tom Johnson, Tampa.
Group III--Sam M, Gibbons, Tampa.



HOLMES-Harvie J. Belser, Bonifay.
INDIAN RIVER-Sherman N. Smith, Jr., Vero Beach.
JACKSON
Group I-Hugh Dukes, Cottondale.
Group II-John S. Shipp, Jr., Marianna.
JEFFERSON-Prentice P. Pruitt, Monticello.
LAFAYETTE-Homer T. Putnal, Mayo.
LAKE
Group I-J. A. (Tar) Boyd, Leesburg.
Group II-Carl E. Duncan, Tavares.
LEE
Group I-W. H. Carmine, Jr., Ft. Myers.
Group II-Walter 0. Sheppard, Ft. Myers.
LEON
Group I-Mallory E. Home, Tallahassee.
Group II-Kenneth Ballinger, Tallahassee.
LEVY-Frank Marshburn, Bronsori.
LIBERTY-J. S. (Red) Alexander, Bristol.
MADISON-E. B. (Shorty) Jones, Greenville.
MANATEE
Group I-William C. Grimes, Palmetto.
Group II-J. E. Pratt, Bradenton.
MARION
Group I-C. Farris Bryant, Ocala.
Group II-William V. Chappell, Jr., Ocala.
MARTIN-Marvin H. Rowell, Stuart.
MONROE-Bernie C. Papy, Key West.
NASSAU-James P. Page, Jr., Fernandina Beach.
OKALOOSA-Charles D. Stewart, Ft. Walton Beach.
OKEECHOBEE-Nathan Zelmenovitz,Okeechobee.
ORANGE
Group I-Henry W. Land, Apopka.
Group II-William C. Coleman, Jr., Orlando.
OSCEOLA-J. J. Griffin, Jr., St. Cloud.
PALM BEACH
Group I-Fred O. Dickinson, Jr., West Palm Beach.
Group II-Emmett S. Roberts, Belle Glade.
PASCO-J. R. A. Williams, Dade City.
PINELLAS
Group I-Fred C. Petersen, St. Petersburg.
Group II-Charles R. Johnson, Jr., St. Petersburg.
Group III-B. E. Shaffer, Clearwater.
POLK
Group I-Roy Surles, Lakeland.
Group II-Boone D. Tillett, Jr., Lake Wales.
Group III-Perry E. Murray, Frostproof.
PUTNAM-James N. (Gator) Beck, Palatka.
ST. JOHNS
Group I-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine.
Group II-(Sonny) Nathan I. Weinstein, St. Augustine.
ST. LUCIE-Lawrence L. King, Ft. Pierce.
SANTA ROSA-John S. Pittman, Jay.
SARASOTA
Group I-George E. Youngberg, Sr., Venice.
Group II-Henry S. Bartholomew, Sarasota.



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roup I-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford.
roup II-Volie A. Williams, Jr., Sanford.
/ITER-Evan A. (Billy) Merritt, Jr., Sumterville.
VANNEE-Houston W. Roberts, Live Oak.
.LOR-O. W. Jones, Perry.
ON-G. Fred Andrews, Lake Butler.
JUSIA
roup I-Thomas T. Cobb, Daytona Beach.
roup II-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand.
KULLA-Z. Wallenstein Revelle, Panacea.
LTON-Thos. D. (Tom) Beasley, DeFuniak Springs.
SHINGTON-Jeff Webb, Chipley.
STATE OF FLORIDA )
) SS
OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE )
R. A. GRAY, SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE STATE
FLORIDA, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a
ect list of the MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REP-
3ENTATIVES, elected at the General Election held on
Second day of November, A. D. 1954, as shown by the
bion returns on file in this office.
R. A. GRAY,
SECRETARY OF STATE
EAL)
quorum present.
he following prayer was offered by the Reverend Robert
ell Fry:
"e thank Thee, Our Heavenly Father, that it is our privilege
ive in a land where the people may govern themselves
ugh chosen representatives.
s these chosen ones gather at this significant time and
;e, we invoke Thy Presence and Thy Blessing upon them.
r it not come about that any shall be dominated by the
;e of their own wisdom, their own strength, or their own
rests. In all the planning-all the deliberations-all the
change of opinions and personalities during these days,
r there be the consciousness of the over-all Providence of
1.
ive us just now the confidence that the Presence of our
L is in the midst of us, and that out of all confusion will
Le the beauty of His Peace, and out of all uncertainty
fulfillment of His Purpose.
i the Name of the Son of God.
Amen.
he Speaker announced that because of illness he had ex-
3d Mr. Murray of Polk from attendance upon the sessions
Wpril 5 and 6.
he following members came forward and took the oath
office prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Florida
)re Justice H. L. Sebring of the Supreme Court of the
be of Florida:

chua--J. Emory (Red) Cross, Gainesville
:er-John J. Crews, Jr., Macclenny
r-Frank M. Allen, Panama City
r-J. C. Bodiford, Panama City
dford-Doyle E. Conner, Starke
vard- A. Max Brewer, Titusville
vard-O. L. Burton, Eau Gallie
ward-Andrew J. Musselman, Jr., Pompano Beach
ward-Thomas E. (Ted) David, Hollywood
houn-Marion B. Knight, Blountstown
Lrlotte--John M. Hathaway, Punta Gorda
:us-Harry H. Gleaton, Inverness
y--S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Middleburg
[ier-David C. Jones, Jr., Naples
umbia-W. E. Bishop, Lake City
le-George S. Okell, Miami
Ie-John B. Orr, Jr., Coconut Grove
Ie--W. C. (Cliff) Herrell, Miami Springs



5oto-S. C. Smith, Arcadia
ie-Hal Chaires, Oldtown
ral-Lacy Mahon, Jr., Jacksonville



F REPRESENTATIVES April 5, 1955
Duval-Harry W. Westberry, Jacksonville
Duval-William H. (Bill) Maness, Jacksonville
Escambia-J. B. Hopkins, Pensacola
Escambia-Webb C. Jernigan, Pensacola
Flagler-H. T. Cook, Bunnell
Franklin-Mrs. Bryant Patton, Apalachicola
Gadsden-W. M. Inman, Quincy
Gadsden-C. Fred Arrington, Havana
Gilchrist-Howell Lancaster, Trenton
Glades-J. H. Peeples, Jr., Venus
Gulf-Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Port St. Joe
Hamilton-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs
Hardee-G. W. (Dick) Williams, Wauchula
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston
Hernando-Jacob V. Varn, Brooksville
Highlands-Howard Livingston, Sebring
Hillsborough-James S. Moody, Plant City
Hillsborough-Tom Johnson, Tampa
Hillsborough-Sam M. Gibbons, Tampa
Holmes-Harvie J. Belser, Bonifay
Indian River-Sherman N'. Smith, Jr., Vero Beach
Jackson-Hugh Dukes, Cottondale
Jackson-John S. Shipp, Jr., Marianna
Jefferson-Prentice P. Pruitt, Monticello
Lafayette-Homer T. Putnal, Mayo
Lake-J. A. (Tar) Boyd, Leesburg
Lake-Carl E. Duncan, Tavares
Lee-W. H. Carmine, Jr., Fort Myers
Lee-Walter O. Sheppard, Fort Myers
Leon-Mallory E. Home, Tallahassee
Leon-Kenneth Ballinger, Tallahassee
Levy-Frank Marshburn, Bronson
Liberty-J. S. (Red) Alexander, Bristol
Madison-E. B. (Shorty) Jones, Greenville
Manatee-William C. Grimes, Palmetto
Manatee-J. E. Pratt, Bradenton
Marion-C. Farris Bryant, Ocala
Marion-William V. Chappell, Jr., Ocala
Martin-Marvin H. Rowell, Stuart
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West
Nassau-James P. Page, Jr., Fernandina Beach
Okaloosa-Charles D. Stewart, Fort Walton Beach
Okeechobee-Nathan Zelmenovitz, Okeechobee
Orange-Henry W. Land, Apopka
Orange-William C. Coleman, Jr., Orlando
Osceola-J. J. Griffin, Jr., St. Cloud
Palm Beach-Fred O. Dickinson, Jr., West Palm Beach
Palm Beach-Emmett S. Roberts, Belle Glade
Pasco-J. R. A. Williams, Dade City
Pinellas-Fred C. Petersen, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-Charles R. Johnson, Jr., St. Petersburg
Pinellas-B. E. Shaffer, Clearwater
Polk-Roy Surles, Lakeland
Polk-Boone D. Tillett, Jr., Lake Wales
Putnam-James N. (Gator) Beck, Palatka
St. Johns-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine
St. Johns-(Sonny) Nathan I. Weinstein, St. Augustine
St. Lucie-Lawrence L. King, Ft. Pierce
Santa Rosa-John S. Pittman, Jay
Sarasota-George E. Youngberg, Sr., Venice
Sarasota-Henry S. Bartholomew, Sarasota
Seminole-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford
Seminole-Volie A. Williams, Jr., Sanford
Sumter-Evan A. (Billy) Merritt, Jr, rSumterville
Suwannee-Houston W. Roberts, Live Oak
Taylor--O. W. Jones, Perry
Union-G. Fred Andrews, Lake Butler
Volusia-Thomas T. Cobb, Daytona Beach
Volusia-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
Wakulla-Z. Wallenst'ein Revelle, Panacea
Walton-Thos. D. (Tom) Beasley, DeFuniak Springs
Washington-Jeff Webb, Chipley
Mr. Gibbons of Hillsborough nominated Mr. Thos. D.
Beasley of Walton as temporary Chairman of the House.
Mr. Land of Orange seconded the nomination.
Mr. Pittman of Santa Rosa moved that nominations for
temporary Chairman be closed and that a unanimous ballot
be cast for Mr. Beasley.
The motion was agreed to.



Mr. Usina of St. Johns moved that a committee be ap-
pointed to escort the temporary Chairman to the rostrum.



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The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Usina of St. Johns,
Land of Orange and Surles of Polk as the committee which
escorted Mr. Beasley to the rostrum.
MR. BEASLEY IN THE CHAIR.
The Chair announced that he would now receive nomina-
tions for Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Williams of Seminole nominated Mr. Thomas E. (Ted)
David of Broward for Speaker.
Messrs. Mahon of Duval and Sweeney of Volusia seconded
the nomination.
Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough moved that nominations be
closed and a unanimous ballot be cast for Mr. Thomas E.
(Ted) David.
The motion was agreed to and the nominations were de-
clared closed.
Upon call of the roll on the election for the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, the vote for Mr. Thomas E. (Ted)
David was:
Yeas:
Alexander Crews Livingston Shaffer
Allen Cross Mahon Sheppard
Andrews Dickinson Maness Shipp
Arrington Dukes Marshburn Smith, S. C.
Ballinger Duncan McAlpin Smith, S. N., Jr.
Bartholomew Gibbons Merritt Stewart, C. D.
Beasley Gleaton Moody Stewart, E. L.
Beck Griffin Musselman Surles
Belser Grimes Okell Sweeny
Bishop Hathaway Orr Tillett
Bodiford Herrell Page Turlington
Boyd Hopkins Papy Usina
Brewer Home Patton Varn
Bryant Inman Peeples Webb
Burton Jernigan Petersen Weinstein
Carmine Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pittman Westberry
Chaires Johnson, Tom Pratt Williams, G. W.
Chappell Jones, D.C.,Jr. Pruitt Williams. J.R.A.
Cleveland Jones, E. B. Putnal WilliamsV.A.Jr
Cobb Jones, O. W. Revelle Youngberg
Coleman King Roberts, E. S. Zelmenovitz
Conner Knight Roberts, H. W.
Cook Lancaster Rowell
Costin Land Saunders
Yeas-93.
Nays-None.
Mr. David of Broward was declared duly elected as Speaker
of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Boyd of Lake moved that a committee be appointed to
escort Mrs. Ted David and Larie, wife and daughter of the
Speaker, to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Boyd of Lake,
Pruitt of Jefferson and Cleveland of Seminole as the com-
mittee which escorted Mrs. David and Larie to the rostrum
where they were introduced to the membership of the House.
Mr. Okell of Dade moved that a committee be appointed to
escort the Speaker to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Okell of Dade,
Smith of Indian River and Griffin of Osceola as the com-
mittee which escorted the Speaker to the rostrum where the
Speaker received the oath of office administered by Justice
H. L. Sebring of the Supreme Court.

A committee from the Senate, consisting of Senators Strat-



ton of the 16th District, Morgan of the 18th District and Rood
of the 36th District, appeared at the bar of the House and
announced that the Senate was organized and ready to
transact business,



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MR. BRYANT IN THE CHAIR.
Mr. Bryant, as Speaker of the 1953 House of Representa-
tives, presented the gavel to Mr. David, as Speaker of the
1955 House of Representatives. Mr. David then addressed
the membership of the House.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
The Speaker announced that he would now receive nomi-
nations for Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Repre-
sentatives.
Mr. Crews of Baker nominated Mr. S. D. (Sam) Saunders
of Clay for Speaker Pro Tempore.
Messrs. McAlpin of Hamilton and Conner of Bradford
seconded the nomination.
Mr. Westberry moved that nominations be closed and that
a unanimous ballot be cast for Mr. S. D. (Sam) Saunders.
The motion was agreed to and the nominations were de-
clared closed.
Upon call of the roll on the election of Speaker Pro Tem-
pore, the vote for Mr. S. D. (Sam) Saunders was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Conner
Cook



Costin Land
Crews Livingston
Cross Mahon
Dickinson Maness
Dukes Marshburn
Duncan McAlpin
Gibbons Merritt
Gleaton Moody
Griffin Musselman
Grimes Okell
Hathaway Orr
Herrell Page
Hopkins Papy
Home Patton
Inman Peeples
Jernigan Petersen
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pittman
Johnson, Tom Pratt
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pruitt
Jones, E. 3. Putnal
Jones, O. W. Revelle
King Roberts, E. S.
Knight Roberts, H. W.
Lancaster Rowell



Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Webb
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Yeas-93. .,
Nays---N ne.
Thereupon, Mr. Saunders was declared the duly elected
Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Dukes of Jackson moved that a committee be ap-
pointed to escort Mr. Robert Saunders and Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Alvarez, son, son-in-law and daughter of the Speaker Pro
Tempore, to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to. .
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Dukes of Jack-
son, Hathaway of Charlotte and Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee
as the committee which escorted the son, son-in-law and
daughter of the Speaker Pro Tempore to the rostrum where
they were introduced to the membership of the House.
Mr. Stewart of Hendry moved that a committee be ap-
pointed to escort the Speaker Pro Tempore and Mrs. Saun-
ders to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Stewart of Hen-
dry, Andrews of Union and Williams of Hardee as the com-
mittee which escorted the Speaker Pro Tempore and Mrs.
Saunders to the rostrum where the Speaker Pro Tempore
received the oath of office administered by Justice H. L.
Sebring of the Supreme Court. The Speaker Pro Tempore
then addressed the membership of the House.
The Speaker announced that he would now receive nomi-



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nations for the office of Chief Clerk of the House of Rep-
:esentatives.
Mr. Bryant of Marion nominated Lamar Bledsoe as Chief
.lerk.
Mr. Beasley of Walton moved that nominations be closed
mnd that a unanimous ballot be cast for Mrs. Bledsoe.
The motion was agreed to and Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe was
luly elected as Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Okell of Dade moved that a committee be appointed to
?scort Mrs. Bledsoe to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Okell of Dade,
,obb of Volusia and Smith of Indian River and Mrs. Patton
)f Franklin as the committee which escorted the Chief
jlerk to the rostrum where she received the oath of office
administered by Justice H. L. Sebring of the Supreme Court.
Fhe Speaker then presented Mrs. Bledsoe to the member-
;hip of the House.
The Speaker announced that he would now receive nomi-
lations for the office of Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of
representatives.
Mr. Arrington of Gadsden nominated Mr. Amos Davis as
Sergeant-at-Arms.
Mr. Ballinger of Leon moved that nominations be closed
tnd that a unanimous ballot be cast for Mr. Davis.
The motion was agreed to and Mr. Amos Davis was duly
electedd as Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives.
Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton moved that a committee be
pointedd to escort Mr. Davis to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. McAlpin of
lamilton and Inman and Arrington of Gadsden as the
committee which escorted the Sergeant-at-Arms to the ros-
rum where he was presented to the membership of the
louse.
Mr. Moody moved that a committee be appointed to
form the Senate that the House of Representatives is or-
anized and ready to transact business.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Moody of Hills-
!orough, Okell of Dade, Burton of Brevard and Duncan of
.ake as the committee to notify the Senate that the House
,f Representatives is organized and ready to transact busi-
Less.
After a brief absence the committee returned and reported
hat they had performed the duty assigned them and were
hereupon discharged.
Justice Sebring then presented the Speaker and Mrs. David
vith the Bible on which Mr. David took the oath of office
,s Speaker.
Mr. Turlington of Alachua moved that a committee be
pointed to wait upon His Excellency, Governor LeRoy Col-
ins, and notify him that the House is organized and ready
o transact business.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Turlington of
Llachua, Sheppard of Lee and Land of Orange as the com-
nittee who retired from the Chamber, and after a brief
absencee returned and reported that they had performed the
luty assigned them.



COMMUNICATIONS

honorable Thomas E. (Ted) David,
speakerr House of Representatives,
capitoll Building,
"allahassee, Florida.
)ear Mr. Speaker:



April 5, 1955



SE OF REPRESENTATIVES April 5, 1955

In accordance with the authority and direction of Section
9 of Article 4 of. the Florida Constitution, I desire to address
your Honorable Body, in joint session with the Senate, this
afternoon, April 5, convening at three o'clock.
Cordially and sincerely,
LeROY COLLINS,
Governor.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Okell of Dade-
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 1953
House of Representatives shall be the rules of this House
until the committee on Rules and Calendar organizes, recom-
mends permanent rules for this House and such recommenda-
tions 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, a Sergeant-
at-Arms, and a chaplain.
4. That each Member of the House of Representatives be
allowed to designate one competent attache for service at the
regular session of the House of Representatives of 1955 which
attache so designated shall be enrolled as an employee of the
House from April 5, 1955.
5. That the Speaker of the House be directed to designate
for employment a suitable number of pages who shall work
under the direction of the Sergeant-at-Arms.
6. That it is the sense of this House that the number of
employees be kept as low as possible consistent with the 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 clerical
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 of 2,500 copies of the Daily Journal
and a maximum 550 copies of the Daily Calendar be or-
dered 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 House Administration to procure stamps for the
use of the Members in transacting official business.
12. That the Committee on House Administration be di-
rected 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
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Sergeant-at-Arms, and shall, by the end of the session, re-
turn 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. Okell moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 1 was
adopted.
By Mr. Okell of Dade-
HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 2-A RESOLUTION ALLOWING
EACH MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF FLORIDA PAYMENT FOR MILEAGE FROM THEIR
HOMES TO THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT FOR EIGHT
ROUND TRIPS DURING THE 1955 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 between their homes and
the seat of government for eight round trips during the 1955
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. Okell moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 2 was
adopted.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Okell of Dade-
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 3-A CONCUR-
RENT RESOLUTION PROVIDING THAT THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE CONVENE IN JOINT
SESSION IN THE CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRE-
SENTATIVES AT 3:00 P.M., APRIL 5, 1955.
WHEREAS, His Excellency LeRoy Collins, Governor of Flor-
ida, has expressed a desire to address the Legislature of Florida
in Joint Session on this day, Tuesday, April 5, 1955, at
3:00 P.M.;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That the House of Representatives and Senate convene
in Joint Session in the Chamber of the House of Representa-
tives at 3:00 P.M. this day, Tuesday, April 5, 1955, for the
purpose of receiving His Excellency's message.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Okell moved that the rules be waived and House Con-
current Resolution No. 3 be read the second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and the
concurrent resolution was read the second time in full.
Mr. Okell moved the adoption of the concurrent resolution.
The motion was agreed to and House Concurrent Resolution
No. 3 was adopted and ordered certified to the Senate.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
standing committees:
AGRICULTURE (GROUP 5)
Doyle E. Conner, Chairman; Harvie J. Belser, Vice Chair-
man; W. E. Bishop, W. M. Inman, O. W. Jones, Howell Lan-
caster, J. H. Peeples, Jr., Homer Putnal, Z. Wallenstein Revelle,
Houston W. Roberts, Elbert L. Stewart, B. E. Shaffer.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES (GROUP 2)



Carl E. Duncan, Chairman; Marion B. Knight, Vice Chair-
man; G. Fred Andrews, Doyle E. Conner, John J. Crews, Jr.,



April 5, 1955



EDUCATION-PUBLIC SCHOOLS (GROUP 3)
John S. Pittman, Chairman; John S. Shipp, Jr., Vice
Chairman; Frank M. Allen, Thos. D. Beasley, W. E. Bishop,
A. Max Brewer, Marion B. Knight, Howell Lancaster, Wil-
liam H. (Bill) Maness, Evan A. (Billy) Merritt, Jr.; Mrs.



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Webb C. Jernigan, J. H. Peeples, Jr., S. D. (Sam) Saunders,
James H. Sweeny, Jr., F. Charles Usina, Harry W. West-
berry, John M. Hathaway.
APPORTIONMENT (GROUP 2)
Sherman N. Smith, Jr., Chairman; William H. (Bill) Maness,
Vice Chairman; A. Max Brewer, C. Farris Bryant, W. H.
Carmine, Jr., Cecil G. Costin, Jr., J. B. Hopkins, David C.
Jones, Jr., Henry W. Land, James S. Moody, John B. Orr,
Jr., Bernie C. Papy, Emmett S. Roberts, B. E. Shaffer, Elbert
L. Stewart, Jeff Webb, Volie A. Williams, Jr.
APPROPRIATIONS (GROUP 5)
James S. Moody, Chairman; Henry W. Land, Vice Chairman;
J. A. (Tar) Boyd, William V. Chappell, Jr., Cecil G. Costin,
Jr., Sam M. Gibbons, J. J. Griffin, Jr., John M. Hathaway, Mal-
lory E. Home, David C. Jones, Jr., Frank Marshburn, John
B. Orr, Jr., John S. Pittman, J. E. Pratt, Prentice P. Pruitt,
Emmett S. Roberts, S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Walter O. Shep-
pard, John S. Shipp, Jr., S. C. Smith, Ralph D. Turlington,
Harry W. Westberry, Nathan Zelmenovitz.
AVIATION (GROUP 6)
John J. Crews, Jr., Chairman; Hugh Dukes, Vice Chair-
man; Henry S. Bartholomew, W. E. Bishop, William C. Cole-
man, Jr., Doyle E. Conner, Bernie C. Papy.
BANKS & LOANS (GROUP 3)
Elbert L. Stewart, Chairman; (Sonny) Nathan I. Weinstein,
Vice Chairman; Cecil G. Costin, Jr., J. J. Griffin, John M.
Hathaway, David C. Jones, Jr., J. W. McAlpin, George S.
Okell, Bernie C. Papy, Homer T. Putnal, James H. Sweeny, Jr.,
Jeff Webb.
BOARDS, BUREAUS & COMMISSIONS (GROUP 6)
Roy Surles, Chairman; Andrew J. Musselman, Jr., Vice
Chairman; A. Max Brewer, Mallory E. Horne, George S.
Okell, Sherman N. Smith, Jr., J. R. A. Williams.
CITRUS FRUIT (GROUP 2)
G. W. (Dick) Williams, Chairman; O. L. Burton, Vice
Chairman; William V. Chappell, Jr., William C. Coleman,
Jr., Perry E. Murray, Marvin H. Rowell, S. C. Smith, Boone
D. Tillett, Jr., Jacob V. Varn, J. R. A. Williams.
CLAIMS (GROUP 2)
Houston W. Roberts, Chairman; J. E. Pratt, Vice Chair-
man; Frank M. Allen, J. S. (Red) Alexander, W. M. Inman,
Lawrence L. King, Mrs. Bryant Patton, Homer T. Putnal,
Ralph D. Turlington, (Sonny) Nathan I. Weinstein.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS (GROUP 4)
Volie A. Williams, Jr., Chairman; Perry E. Murray, Vice
Chairman; J. S. (Red) Alexander, J. A. (Tar) Boyd, C. Farris
Bryant, Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Cecil G.,Costin, Jr., Fred O.
Dickinson, Jr., Sam M. Gibbons, Mallory E. Horne, Henry
W. Land, Lacy Mahon, Jr., Andrew J. Musselman, Jr., John
B. Orr, Jr., Charles D. Stewart, Ralph D. Turlington.
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION (GROUP 6)
Perry E. Murray, Chairman, Volie A. Williams, Jr., Vice
Chairman; Frank M. Allen, C. Fred Arrington, James N.
(Gator) Beck, J. A. (Tar) Boyd, C. Farris Bryant, Thomas
T. Cobb, Sam M. Gibbons, J. B. Hopkins, Henry W. Land,
Howard Livingston, John B. Orr, Jr., B. E. Shaffer, Jeff
Webb.
COUNTY & MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT (GROUP 6)
Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Chairman; W. C. (Cliff) Herrell, Vice
Chairman; Harvie J. Belser, William V. Chappell, Jr., J. H.
Peeples, Jr., James P. Page, Jr., John S. Pittman, (Sonny)
Nathan I. Weinstein.
DRAINAGE & WATER CONSERVATION (GROUP 3)
J. H. Peeples, Jr., Chairman; Lawrence L. King, Vice Chair-
man; C. Farris Bryant, Howard Livingston, Andrew J. Mus-
selman, Jr., Emmett S. Roberts, Elbert L. Stewart, Nathan
Zelmenovitz, George E. Youngberg, Sr.
EDUCATION-HIGHER LEARNING (GROUP 2)
Sam M. Gibbons, Chairman; J. Emory (Red) Cross, Vice
Chairman; C. Fred Arrington, Henry S. Bartholomew, James
N. (Gator) Beck, Harvie J. Belser, J. A. (Tar) Boyd, Hugh
Dukes, William C. Grimes, Mallory E. Home, Howard Liv-
ingston, James P. Page, Jr., Fred C. Petersen.















Bryant Patton, J. E. Pratt, Marvin H. Rowell, S. D. (Sam)
Saunders, Jacob V. Varn, Roy Surles, G. W. (Dick) Williams.
ELECTIONS (Group 3)
H. T. Cook, Chairman; Boone D. Tillett, Jr., Vice Chairman;
J. S. (Red) Alexander, Harvie J. Belser, Thomas T. Cobb,
John J. Crews, Jr., Fred 0. Dickinson, Jr., J. J. Griffin, Jr.,
Tom Johnson, Fred C. Petersen.
ENGROSSING & ENROLLING (Group 6)
W. M. Inman, Chairman; J. J. Griffin, Jr., Vice Chairman;
Thos. D. Beasley, Frank Marshburn, Evan A. (Billy) Merritt,
Jr., Mrs. Bryant Patton, Elbert L. Stewart, Nathan Zelmenovitz.
FINANCE & TAXATION (Group 5)
C. Farris Bryant, Chairman; Sherman N. Smith, Jr., Vice
Chairman; J. S. (Red) Alexander, Thomas T. Cobb, Hugh
Dukes, Carl E. Duncan, W. C. (Cliff) Herrell, J. B. Hopkins.
Lacy Mahon, Jr., William H. (Bill) Maness, J. W. McAlpin,
Andrew J. Musselman, Jr., George S. Okell, Bernie C. Papy,
Roy Surles, F. Charles Usina, Jacob V. Varn, Jeff Webb, G. W.
(Dick) Williams, J. R. A. Williams, Volie A. Williams, Jr.,
Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., A. Max Brewer, C. Fred Arrington.
FORESTRY (Group 2)
Frank Marshburn, Chairman; Z. Wallenstein Revelle, Vice
Chairman; J. C. Bodiford, H. T. Cook, Charles R. Johnson, Jr.,
E. B. (Shorty) Jones, O. W. Jones, Charles D. Stewart.
GAME & FRESH WATER FISH (Group 1)
John M. Hathaway, Chairman; James P. Page, Jr., Vice
Chairman; Hal Chaires, Harry H. Gleaton, E. B. (Shorty)
Jones, O. W. Jones, Howell Lancaster, Houston W. Roberts,
Jacob V. Varn, D. C. Jones, Jr., Walter O. Sheppard.
GOVERNMENTAL REORGANIZATION (Group 6)
Lacy Mahon, Jr., Chairman; Emmett S. Roberts, Vice Chair-
man; Henry S. Bartholomew, Hal Chaires, W. M. Inman, Tom
Johnson, William H. (Bill) Maness, J. W. McAlpin, Perry E.
Murray, Prentice P. Pruitt, Homer T. Putnal, John S. Shipp,
Jr., Roy Surles, Jacob V. Varn, G. W. (Dick) Williams.
HOTELS & RESTAURANTS (Group 3)
E. B. (Shorty) Jones, Chairman; Houston W. Roberts, Vice
Chairman; W. C. (Cliff) Herrell, Webb C. Jernigan, Charles
R. Johnson, Jr., F. Charles Usina, George E. Youngberg, Sr.
HOUSE ADMINISTRATION (GROUP 2)
Kenneth Ballinger, Chairman; Hal Chaires, Vice Chair-
man; W. E. Bishop, Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., John M. Hath-
away, Howell Lancaster, Evan A. (Billy) Merritt, Jr., J. W.
McAlpin.
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT (GROUP 4)
Harry W. Westberry, Chairman; J. B. Hopkins, Vice Chair-
man; 0. L. Burton, Carl E. Duncan, Webb C. Jernigan, Fred
C. Petersen, S. C. Smith, James H. Sweeny, Jr.
INSURANCE (GROUP 4)
Jacob V. Varn, Chairman; H. T. Cook, Vice Chairman;
Kenneth Ballinger, Henry S. Bartholomew, J. J. Griffin, Jr.,
William H. (Bill) Maness, George S. Okell, J. E. Pratt, Boone
D. Tillett, Jr.
JUDICIARY-CIVIL (GROUP 1)
James H. Sweeny, Jr., Chairman; Charles D. Stewart,
Vice Chairman, Thos. D. Beasley, Harvie J. Belser, W. H.
Carmine, Jr., H. T. Cook, William C. Grimes, William H.
(Bill) Maness, Walter O. Sheppard, (Sonny) Nathan I. Wein-
stein, Volie A. Williams, ,Jf.
JUDICIARY-CRIMINAL (GROUP 1)
Marion B. Knight, Chairman; George S. Okell, Vice Chair-
man; J. C. Bodiford, A. Max Brewer, John J. Crews, Jr., J. B.
Hopkins, Lawrence L. King, Howard Livingston.
JUDICIARY-GENERAL (GROUP 1)
Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Chairman; Mallory E. Horne, Vice
Chairman; Cecil G. Costin, Jr., J. Emory (Red) Cross, Carl
E. Duncan, Tom Johnson, Prentice P. Pruitt.
LABOR (GROUP 1)
G. Fred Andrews, Chairman; John B. Orr, Jr., Vice Chair-
man; William C. Coleman, Jr., David C. Jones, Jr., Emmett



S. Roberts, B. E. Shaffer, Boone D. Tillett, Jr., Ralph D.
Turlington, G. W. (Dick) Williams, John S. Pittman, Thomas
T. Cobb.



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LIVESTOCK (GROUP 4)
Nathan Zelmenovitz, Chairman; O. W. Jones, Vice Chair-
man; G. Fred Andrews, Hal Chaires, Hugh Dukes. W. M.
Inman, Howell Lancaster, Frank Marshburn, J. W. McAlpin,
J. H. Peeples, Jr., Homer T. Putnal, Houston W. Roberts, S. D.
(Sam) Saunders, G. W. (Dick) Williams, (Sonny) Nathan I.
Weinstein.
MENTAL HEALTH (GROUP 3)
Henry W. Land, Chairman; S. C. Smith, Vice Chairman;
O. L. Burton, Sam M. Gibbons, J. B. Hopkins, Perry E. Murray,
John B. Orr, Jr., Prentice P. Pruitt.
MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS (GROUP 4)
Jeff Webb, Chairman; C. Fred Arrington, Vice Chairman;
Frank M. Allen, E. B. (Shorty) Jones, Charles R. Johnson, Jr.,
Marion B. Knight. Evan A. (Billy) Merritt, Jr., James P.
Page, Jr.
MOTOR VEHICLES & CARRIERS (GROUP 5)
Webb C. Jernigan, Chairman; Marvin H. Rowell, Vice Chair-
man; Kenneth Ballinger, Henry S. Bartholomew, W. H. Car-
mine, Jr., John J. Crews, Jr., Harry H. Gleaton, Charles R.
Johnson, Jr., James P. Page, Jr., Howard Livingston.
OIL, PHOSPHATE & MINERALS (GROUP 4)
John S. Pittman, Chairman; James N. (Gator) Beck, Vice
Chairman; W. H. Carmine, Jr., William V. Chappell, Jr., Wil-
liam C. Coleman, Jr., James S. Moody, John S. Shipp, Jr.,
(Sonny) Nathan I. Weinstein, J. R. A. Williams, G. W. (Dick)
Williams, Boone D. Tillett, Jr.
PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE (GROUP 7)
Thomas T. Cobb, Chairman; Lacy Mahon, Jr., Vice Chair-
man; Thos. D. Beasley, C. Farris Bryant, Perry E. Murray,
George S. Okell, Sherman N. Smith, Jr., Roy Surles, James
H. Sweeny, Jr.
PENSIONS & RETIREMENT (GROUP 3)
Ralph D. Turlington, Chairman; William V. Chappell, Jr.,
Vice Chairman; C. Fred Arrington, James N. (Gator) Beck,
Hal Chaires, William C. Coleman, Jr., B. E. Shaffer.
PERSONNEL (GROUP 5)
J. W. McAlpin, Chairman; William C. Grimes, Vice Chair-
man; Frank M. Allen, Kenneth Ballinger, Hal Chaires, Mrs.
Bryant Patton, Fred C. Petersen.
PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS (GROUP 2)
Prentice P. Pruitt, Chairman; John S. Pittman, Vice Chair-
man; J. J. Griffin, Jr., W. C. (Cliff) Herrell, Lacy Mahon, Jr.,
Andrew J. Musselman, Jr., Roy Surles.
PUBLIC HEALTH (GROUP 1)
F. Charles Usina, Chairman; Mrs. Bryant Patton, Vice Chair-
man; Doyle E. Conner, Webb C. Jernigan, J. W. McAlpin, John
S. Pittman, Marvin H. Rowell, John S. Shipp, Jr., Elbert L.
Stewart, Harry W. Westberry, James H. Sweeny, Jr.
PUBLIC PARKS & LANDS (GROUP 3)
Hugh Dukes, Chairman; W. H. Carmine, Jr., Vice Chairman;
Henry S. Bartholomew, J. C. Bodiford, O. W. Jones, Frank
Marshburn, Charles D. Stewart.
PUBLIC PRINTING (GROUP 2)
Harry H. Gleaton, Chairman; Fred O. Dickinson, Jr., Vice
Chairman; Tom Johnson, Walter O. Sheppard, John S. Shipp,
Jr., George E. Youngberg, Sr., Nathan Zelmenovitz.
PUBLIC ROADS & HIGHWAYS (GROUP 1)
J. A. (Tar) Boyd, Chairman; Sam M. Gibbons, Vice Chair-
man; W. E. Bishop, O. L. Burton, William V. Chappell, Jr.,
Fred O. Dickinson, Jr., Hugh Dukes, W. C. (Cliff) Herrell,
W. M. Inman, Henry W. Land, Lacy Mahon, Jr., Frank Marsh-
burn, Evan A. (Billy) Merritt, Jr., Andrew J. Musselman, Jr.,
Bernie C. Papy, J. H. Peeples, Jr., J. E. Pratt, S. C. Smith,
Sherman N. Smith, Jr., Jeff Webb, J. R. A. Williams.
PUBLIC SAFETY (GROUP 4)
Tom Johnson, Chairman; Harry W. Westberry, Vice Chair-
man; W. E. Bishop, John J. Crews, Jr., W. C. (Cliff) Herrell,
J. B. Hopkins, Emmett S. Roberts, B. E. Shaffer, Sherman
N. Smith, Jr.
PUBLIC UTILITIES (GROUP 6)



O. L. Burton, Chairman; Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Vice Chair-
man; Kenneth Ballinger, W. H. Carmine, Jr., H. T. Cook, J.
Emory (Red) Cross, Carl E. Duncan, John M. Hathaway, J. E.



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Pratt, James H. Sweeny, Jr., Boone D. Tillett, Jr., Harry W.
Westberry.

PUBLIC WELFARE (GROUP 6)
J. S, (Red) Alexander, Chairman; Ralph D. Turlington, Vice
Chairman; G. Fred Andrews, J. C. Bodiford, Webb C. Jerni-
gan, 0. W. Jones, Lawrence L. King, Howell Lancaster, Fred
C. Petersen, Z. Wallenstein Revelle, Houston W. Roberts, Mar-
vin H. Rowell, S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Charles D. Stewart.
RED TIDE (GROUP 6)
David C. Jones, Jr., Chairman; Harry H. Gleaton, Vice
Chairman; William C. Grimes, John M. Hathaway, Tom
Johnson, Charles R. Johnson, Jr., Walter 0. Sheppard, George
E. Youngberg, Sr.

RESOLUTIONS (GROUP 5)
J. Emory (Red) Cross, Chairman; Marion B. Knight, Vice
Chairman; J. C. Bodiford, William C. Coleman, Jr., Lawrence
L. King, Charles D. Stewart, Boone D. Tillett, Jr.

RULES & CALENDAR (GROUP 7)
George S. Okell, Chairman; Roy Surles, Vice Chairman;
Kenneth Ballinger, Thos. D. Beasley, J. A. (Tar) Boyd, C. Farris
Bryant, 0. L. Burton, Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Thomas T.
Cobb, Doyle E. Conner, H. T. Cook, J. Emory (Red) Cross,
Fred O. Dickinson, Jr., Tom Johnson, E. B. (Shorty) Jones,
Marion B. Knight, Henry W. Land, Lacy Mahon, Jr., James
S. Moody, Perry E. Murray, Andrew J. Musselman, Jr.,
Bernie C. Papy, Prentice P. Pruitt, Sherman N. Smith, Jr.,
James H. Sweeny, Jr., F. Charles Usina, Volie A. Williams,
Jr.
SALT WATER CONSERVATION (GROUP 4)
Bernie C. Papy, Chairman; Walter O. Sheppard, Vice
Chairman; J. C. Bodiford, Harry H. Gleaton, John M. Hath-
away, David C. Jones, Jr., Lawrence L. King, Mrs. Bryant
Patton, Z. Wallenstein Revelle, Marvin H. Rowell, F. Charles
Usina, Ralph D. Turlington, George E. Youngberg, Sr.

SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATIONS (GROUP 5)
Howell Lancaster, Chairman; A. Max Brewer, Vice Chair-
man; James N. (Gator) Beck, O. L. Burton, Mack N. Cleve-
land, Jr., Fred O. Dickinson, Jr., Evan A. (Billy) Merritt,
Jr.

STATE ADVERTISING (GROUP 3)
J. R. A. Williams, Chairman; W. M. Inman, Vice Chair-
man; Carl E. Duncan, William C. Grimes, Mallory E. Home,
James P. Page, Jr.

STATE INSTITUTIONS (GROUP 5)
S. C. Smith, Chairman; G. Fred Andrews, Vice Chair-
man; C. Fred Arrington, E. B. (Shorty) Jones, Howard
Livingston, (Sonny) Nathan I. Weinstein, George E. Young-
berg, Sr.
STATE MARKETING (GROUP 1)
S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Chairman; Homer T. Putnal, Vice
Chairman; J. S. (Red) Alexander, Charles R. Johnson, Jr.,
Z. Wallenstein Revelle, George E. Youngberg, Sr., Nathan
Zelmenovitz.

STATE PRISONS & CONVICTS (GROUP 3)
Walter O. Sheppard, Chairman; Doyle E. Conner, Vice
Chairman; G. Fred Andrews, Harry H. Gleaton, James S.
Moody, Z. Wallenstein Revelle, Volie A. Williams, Jr.

STATUTORY REVISION (GROUP 4)
Thos. D. Beasley, Chairman; Howard Livingston, Vice Chair-
man; Harvi.e J. Belser, A. Max Brewer, Thomas T. Cobb,
J. Emory (Red) Cross, William C. Grimes.

WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION (GROUP 1)



J, J. Griffin, Jr., Chairman; Frank M. Allen, Vice Chair-
man; C. Fred Arrington, Kenneth Ballinger, Henry S. Bar-
tholomew, James N. (Gator) Beck, Fred C. Petersen.



MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Tallahassee, Florida, April 5, 1955.
HONORABLE TED DAVID,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir-
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has adopted-
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 3-A CON-
CURRENT RESOLUTION PROVIDING THAT THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE CONVENE IN JOINT
SESSION IN THE CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRE-
SENTATIVES AT 3:00 P.M., APRIL 5, 1955.
WHEREAS, His Excellency LeRoy Collins, Governor of
Florida, has expressed a desire to address the Legislature of
Florida in Joint Session on this day, Tuesday, April 5, 1955,
at 3:00 P.M.;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, 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 P.M. this day, Tuesday, April 5, 1955, for the purpose
of receiving His Excellency's message.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS.
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 3 was ordered
enrolled.
Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn to re-
convene at 2:50 P. M. today.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 2:09 P. M. the House stood
adjourned until 2:50 P.M. today.

AFTERNOON SESSION
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:50 P. M.
The roll was taken and the following Members were re-
corded present:



Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Conner
Cook



Costin Land
Crews Livingston
Cross Mahon
Dickinson Maness
Dukes Marshburn
Duncan McAlpin
Gibbons Merritt
Gleaton Moody
Griffin Musselman
Grimes Okell
Hathaway Orr
Herrell Page
Hopkins Papy
Home Patton
Inman Peeples
Jernigan Petersen
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pittman
Johnson, Tom Pratt
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pruitt
Jones, E. B. Putnal
Jones, O. W. Revelle
King Roberts, E. S.
Knight Roberts, H. W.
Lancaster Rowell



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Webb
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



A quorum present.
The Speaker announced that he had appointed the follow-
ing Members as a select Committee on Credentials: Messrs.
Land of Orange, Gibbons of Hillsborough, Smith of Indian
River, Westberry of Duval and Pittman of Santa Rosa.
JOINT SESSION
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 W. Turner Davis,
President of the Senate, took the Chair.



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The roll of the House was called and the following Mem-
bers answered to their names:



Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Conner
Cook



Costin Land
Crews Livingston
Cross Mahon
Dickinson Maness
Dukes Marshburn
Duncan McAlpin
Gibbons Merritt
Gleaton Moody
Griffin Musselman
Grimes Okell
Hathaway Orr
Herrell Page
Hopkins Papy
Home Patton
Inman Peeples
Jernigan Petersen
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pittman
Johnson, Tom Pratt
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pruitt
Jones, E. B. Putnal
Jones, O. W. Revelle
King Roberts, E. S.
Knight Roberts, H. W.
Lancaster Rowell



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Webb
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



A quorum of the House of Representatives present.

The roll of the Members of the Senate was called and the
following Senators answered to their names:



Mr. President
Baker
Barber
Beall
Black
Bronson
Cabot
Carlton
Carraway
Clarke



Connor
Douglas
Edwards
Floyd
Fraser
Gautier
Gautier
Getzen
Hodges
Houghton



Johns
Johnson
Kickliter
King
Melvin
Morgan
Morrow
Neblett
Pearce
Phillips



Pope
Rawls
Rodgers
Rood
Shands
Stenstrom
Stratton
Tapper



The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Fry:
Our Father and our God, we invoke Thy blessing upon these
Thy servants, gathered here as chosen representatives of the
people of our State. Give unto each one a deep sense of per-
sonal responsibility, not only to those who have sent them
here by their popular choice, but also to that Providence which
was behind the human choosing.
We pray for Thy blessing upon the Governor, that he may
preside in dignity and in devotion over the executive functions
of our State. We pray for the President of the Senate and
for the Speaker of the House, that they may exercise their
leadership under the conscious guidance of our God. We pray
for every Senator, every Representative, every officer of the
State, every employee-that each may fill his place or her
place in the high service of these days.
Above all, as we wait before Thee at this moment, we pray
that all may realize that our greatest need does not lie in
intricate programs but in high purpose-not in laws but in
dedicated leadership.
In the name of our Lord,
Amen.
Senator King of the 7th District moved that a committee
be appointed to notify His Excellency, Governor LeRoy Collins,
that the joint session of the Senate and House of Representa-
tives was assembled and ready to receive his message.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the President of the Senate appointed Senators
King and Clarke and Messrs. Boyd, Gibbons and Land, who
retired to perform their mission.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
The Honorable Farris Bryant was called to the rostrum
where the Speaker presented to him a plaque from The St.
Petersburg Times in recognition of his outstanding service
to the State of Florida as a member of the House of Rep-
resentatives of the 1953 Legislature, selected by Legislative
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THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IN THE CHAIR.
Senator Carraway of the 8th District moved that a com-
mittee be appointed to escort Mrs. LeRoy Collins, Florida's
First Lady, to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the President of the Senate appointed Senators
Carraway and Gautier of the 13th and Messrs. Moody, Smith
of Indian River and Usina, who escorted Mrs. Collins to the
rostrum where she was presented to the joint session of the
Senate and House of Representatives.
The committee appointed to wait upon the Governor re-
appeared at the bar of the joint session escorting His Excel-
lency, LeRoy Collins, Governor of Florida, accompanied by the
Honorable R. A. Gray, Secretary of State; the Honorable
Richard W. Ervin, Attorney General; the Honorable Clar-
ence M. Gay, Comptroller; the Honorable J. Edwin Larson,
Treasurer; the Honorable Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of
Agriculture, and the Honorable Thomas D. Bailey, Super-
intendent of Public Instruction, constituting the Cabinet of
the State of Florida, together with Chief Justice John E.
Mathews, Justice Glenn Terrell, Justice Elwyn Thomas, Justice
Harold L. Sebring, Justice E. Harris Drew and Circuit Judge
Robert L. Floyd, constituting the Justices of the Supreme
Court of Florida.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
The Speaker introduced the Honorable Doyle E. Carlton,
former Governor of the State of Florida, to the joint session.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IN THE CHAIR.
The President presented to Governor Collins a plaque from
The St. Petersburg Times in recognition of his outstanding
service to the State of Florida as Senator in the 1953 Legis-
lature selected by Legislative correspondents and newspaper
editors.
When accepting the plaque, Governor Collins asked that
the Members of the Joint Session and all visitors join with
him to stand for a moment in solemn memory of the late
Governor Dan McCarty, who passed away while serving as
Governor of the State of Florida.
The President of the Senate then presented the Governor
who delivered the following message:
Message of Governor LeRoy Collins to the Joint Session of
the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of
Florida, in the Chamber of the House of Representatives,
April 5, 1955.
GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE
INTRODUCTION
Mr. President Davis, Mr. Speaker David, distinguished mem-
bers of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Florida
Legislature, Honored Justices of the Supreme Court, distin-
guished Cabinet officials, ladies and gentlemen:
Before getting to the official part of this message, may ]
extend to you legislators a warm personal and official welcome
as you convene here in the Capital City.
The Constitution of our State provides that the Governoi
shall communicate to the Legislature "information concerning
the condition of the State and recommend such measures as
he may deem expedient."
This I have come here to do, not only as a duty, but also as
a high privilege.
To summarize the condition of our State, let me first repeat
what I have said many times before, that Florida stands today
in a decisive hour of her growth. Our State-the State whose
future has been entrusted to you and to me-truly stands on
the threshold of greatness. We have made great progress over
the years, and over a relatively few years. But the progress
we have made, and the growth we have experienced, provide
only the evidence of, and the groundwork for, the greatness
we can achieve.



The goal we now seek-all of us I am sure-is government,
state and local, geared to the needs and opportunities we can
see today and envision tomorrow.
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of Florida who had the faith and courage to bring us thus
far: We must do neither too much nor too little.
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
The most basic need of a great and modern State is a great
and modern Charter. Florida's present Constitution was drafted
in 1885, when this State had a population of 338,000, not one-
tenth of what it is today; when the State had total receipts
of approximately one half million dollars annually, as com-
pared to half a billion today.
Unlike the Federal Constitution, a state's charter must spell
out many of the mechanics and details of Government. These
details must change as conditions change if the state's govern-
ment is to be efficient and responsive to needs.
It is not for us to say that those who drafted the Florida
Constitution in 1885 did a poor job in the light of conditions
then existing. But it is certainly proper, and reasonable, for
us to recognize that conditions have changed drastically in:
Florida in the last 70 years. We have a relatively young State.
Yet, there are 23 other states with constitutions newer than
Florida's. And those states, which set about in a sound and
practical way to provide for complete revision of their consti-
tutions, did not face anything like the problems and oppor-
tunities that we have here in Florida. Seventy years ago, our
state founding fathers could not possibly look into the future
and foresee the destiny which now awaits us.
There was no reason to assume then, for example, that Flor-
ida's population not only would grow phenomenally, but also
would shift; or that over most of the Nation there would be
mass urbanization. As a result of this growth and this shift
of population, the apportionment of representation in the Leg-
islature is grossly unsound and unfair and brings about a
situation whereby hundreds of thousands of our citizens are
relegated to an inferior class, so to speak, in respect to their
voice in the law making body of Florida.
A study has been made of the apportionment of representa-
tion in the Legislature of ten other states, for which informa-
tion was readily available. This study related to the propor-
tion of the population which controlled the majority of repre-
sentation in the House and Senate of the various states. In
Virginia, for example, 43.91% of the people elect a majority of
their State Senate. In Illinois, this figure is 42.06%; in Texas,
37%; in Mississippi 34.6%; and so it goes. But in Florida
today, about 12% of the people elect a majority of the mem-
bers of the State Senate. This is the lowest by far of any
state for which we have been able to gather information. In
the House, a majority representation is elected by 18.8% of
the people, also an extremely low proportion.

Under our present Constitution, there is a duty to perform
with respect to reapportionment this year. And you will of
course perform this duty. But what can be done under the
present apportionment provision of our Constitution will not
be enough. The real answer lies in constitutional revision.

Similarly, there was no reason to assume, back in 1885,
that the Court system then provided would be overtaxed
by the growth in population and outmoded by new means
of transportation and communication. Our State Supreme
Court carries the heaviest burden of any such court in the
nation. We can reorganize our judiciary and put it in better
shape to meet today's needs only through constitutional
revision.
Also we can, through constitutional revision, reorganize
our executive departments to equip them to do more efficient
and more economical jobs in meeting the needs of modern
Florida. The field of conservation offers one of our greatest
possibilities for consolidation of activities. Our penal ad-
ministration badly needs overhauling. A committee of the
Legislative Council has done a very fine job of pointing up
the opportunities of reform in this field.
Through constitutional revision, the Legislature can be re-
lieved of the so-called local bill evil and a sound and proper
way provided for the cities and counties of our State to have
a better system of local authority and a larger measure of
home rule. At the same time unnecessary duplications in
local services can be eliminated.
We are all aware, I am sure, of the interest that has been



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mission, and the Bureau of Immigration. In addition to con-
tinuing the State's paid-space advertising program on an
expanded basis, this agency would step up other present
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for successorship to the office of Governor in the event of
the Executive's death or disability. I have often expressed
favor for the election, by the people, of a Lieutenant Governor
to preside over the Senate and to perform, as a fulltime
officer, such other duties as may be prescribed by law or
assigned to him by the Governor. The Senate, of course,
should retain its control over its own organization under the
separation of powers doctrine. This is the system that has
proved most satisfactory in other states.

But I want to emphasize that I do not recommend to you
today in detail specific revisions of our Constitution. I would
feel called upon to do that later in the session, in the event
you were unable to agree on a sound and effective method
of achieving general revision. I have discussed some of the
fields in which the need for change appears to be obvious
to call attention to the urgency of the need for a thorough
overhauling. I wish to emphasize that a piecemeal approach
will not be adequate. This we have tried for years with the
result that many of our troubles have been compounded rather
than relieved.

I don't think we can ever accomplish general revision through
the convention method now provided in the Constitution.
The basic weakness in this method is that no approving
vote of the people is required for whatever proposed new
constitution should be drafted. I recommend that we ac-
complish general revision by one of two methods. First, that
you submit to the people for approval in a special election an
emergency amendment to the Constitution which would pro-
vide a new plan for revision. Under the new plan, a commission
would be created to do the research and drafting work.
I suggest that the membership of the commission be selected
by a board of five members representing all three branches
of the government- the President of the Senate, the Speaker
of the House, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the
Governor, and the Attorney General. The new plan would
also require that the new proposed Constitution provide for
the retention of such basic policies of the State as homestead
exemption, the prohibition against State bonds and income
taxes, legislative authority to distribute pari-mutuel tax rev-
enue to the counties as at present, and constitutional security
for school building bonds and other obligations. The people
of Florida have come to accept these matters as basic in
their government and they must remain as secure as the funda-
mental rights and the basic American philosophy of govern-
ment outlined in the bill of rights in our present Constitution.
A new Constitution thus prepared would be submitted to
the people for ratification or rejection at the general election
in 1956.
If you are unwilling to accept this plan, I recommend that
you provide by statute for the creation of a similar Com-
mission with like duties and limitations. Such a commission
would make its report to the Legislature and not direct to
the people. The Legislature in turn would consider the pro-
posed new Constitution, article by article, and those articles
approved would go to the people for ratification or rejection.
If time permits, I will call a special session for consideration
of the Commission's report and it is possible that through this
procedure a proposed new Constitution could be submitted
to the people in the 1956 General Election.
STATUTORY GOVERNMENTAL REORGANIZATION
There are, of course, steps which can be taken by statute
to gear our government to carry Florida forward. We can
effect at this session certain very worthwhile reorganizations
of our executive departments and procedures.
Development Commission
Consolidation and expansion of our State's promotional
efforts into one unified, hard-hitting team, I think, would
be the most direct contribution we could make toward equip-
ping our government to do the job ahead in a dynamic and
vital State. I recommend, therefore, the establishment of a
State Development Commission.
We should consolidate within this Commission the duties
of several existing departments of our State government,
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travel to Florida by such specialized efforts as the attraction
of more national conventions and national sports events; it
would promote our industrial development; it would seek to
take full advantage of the potentials which Florida has as
the front door of the United States for trade and cultural
relations with our Latin-American neighbors; it would as-
sume the responsibility of the Improvement Commission for
developing self-liquidating revenue projects such as those
which in the past have enabled our counties and other units
of government to provide immediate highway and other vital
improvements; it would work with the Federal government,
as the Improvement Commission has done, in the aviation
and hospital fields and serve as the State liaison agency in
other Federal programs; it would, by research and planning,
encourage the sound development of our resources and of
our communities; it would advise our communities in meeting
special problems including those of the aging.

Industrial Development
During the past ten years, there has been a great move-
ment of new industry into Florida, bringing new capital,
producing new products and giving employment to thousands
of residents. But there are still many communities and many
areas in this State badly in need of industrial payrolls.

Many of our neighboring states are on the march for new
industry. The business of seeking new industry is becoming
highly competitive and, in my opinion, if Florida is to secure
a proper share, we also must have an organization for this
purpose such as the proposed Development Commission with
a professional staff and the proper resources to quickly and
effectively present Florida's advantages.

Development Credit Corporation
There is a further step we can and should take to im-
plement our industrial development program. I recommend
that you authorize the creation of a Development Credit
Corporation whereby our banks and other lending institu-
tions may, on a voluntary basis, pool their resources so that
deserving industries may obtain financial assistance that can-
not be provided through existing normal banking channels.
Such a corporation would be patterned along the lines pio-
neered by the State of Maine and since followed by other
New England States. This will involve no resort to govern-
ment credit or subsidy. The Development Credit Corporation
would make no loan that a member organization would make
itself. Having such an agency it seems to me, would be a
special advantage in Florida in that our undeveloped areas
offering a sizeable but under-utilized labor supply are the
very areas where local financial resources are most limited.
I recommend the New England type of Development Credit
Corporation as one of the most conservative and effective ways
of accomplishing this end wholly by private capital and
private enterprise.
Fiscal Management
The kind of government we have, measured by both the
quality of leadership and the efficiency of its organization,
will be tremendously important in providing a solid foundation
for our future.

It is imperative, I think, that we modernize the manage-
ment of the State's fiscal affairs under the general headings
of (1) budgeting, (2) post auditing and (3) revenue collecting,
investment of state funds and purchasing.
Florida should follow the overwhelming example of other
progressive states and adopt the executive type budget. Pre-
legislative budgeting should be the responsibility of the Gov-
ernor through a Department of the Budget, administered by
a Director of the Budget. There is much more to the re-
sponsibility of budget making than preparing and reviewing
requests for appropriations. A properly organized and staffed
Budget Department should be constantly engaged in a study
f the needs and requirements of all departments and agencies
)f the State, and the development of uniform procedures to
.romote efficiency and economy. I, therefore, recommend
3he establishment of such a department, under the Governor,
with the Cabinet continuing to function as heretofore with
referencee to the post legislative release of funds, and other
natters requiring its attention after appropriations are made
y the Legislature.
Both the executive and the legislative branches have vital
interests in seeing that state funds have been properly ex-



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the State Auditor is a part of the Executive Department. He
should be as independent as the Judiciary because, in a very
real sense, he is making an independent and quasi-judicial
determination of facts. It is my recommendation that the
State Auditor be appointed by the Governor but from a list
of nominees for the post submitted by a joint legislative
committee. His term should be for 10 years, and he should
be removable by the Legislature but only for cause. He should
be required to audit the accounts of state and county offices,
departments and institutions within 12 months after the end
of each fiscal year. Constitutional revision may be necessary
to effect this reform.
I recommend the creation of a Department of Finance to
be headed by a Director of Finance, to function under the
State Cabinet, and to consist of three divisions: (1) Revenue;
(2) Purchases; and (3) Investments.
All state major tax collection functions should be brought
together in the Division of Revenue. This will permit the
elimination of many duplications and substantial economies
can be effected.

State purchasing should be centralized in the second di-
vision. The experience of a number of other states indicates
that a modern centralized system of state purchasing saves
the taxpayers between ten and twenty cents on every dollar
for goods and equipment.
Your Board of Commissioners of State Institutions has for
some time very successfully operated a central purchasing
system for the institutions under its control. This agency
could well be expanded to serve state-wide needs. The ex-
perimental Purchasing Council, which was provided by an
act of the 1953 Legislature with very limited powers, has, in
my judgment, not proved of sufficient value to justify its
continuance and should be abolished.

The division of investments would be responsible for the
investment of state funds in order that the State can obtain
the most income therefrom consistent with safety. There is at
the present time no broad and adequate power and responsi-
bility for the making and management of such investments.
Acting within his very limited power, our able State Treasurer,
within recent years, has managed the so-called inactive bank
deposits so as to produce an annual income to the State of
approximately one-quarter of a million dollars. This is merely
indicative of what an adequate system may be expected to
achieve.

I realize it is speculative, but I believe that through these
consolidations and reforms we can effect a minimum saving
for the taxpayers of five million dollars annually.

Capital Maintenance
I recommend also that the management and maintenance
of all the state office buildings, office space, grounds, and
the Governor's residence, at the State Capital, be centralized
in the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions or the
Secretary of State. Authority should be granted to provide
central repair and maintenance shops and otherwise ef-
ficiently organize this work.

Personnel
No matter how efficient the structural foundation of gov-
ernment, administration can be efficient only with competent,
industrious and secure public servants. There is a vital rela-
tionship, therefore, between modern, efficient personnel man-
agement in our State government and Florida's continued
expansion.
There are approximately 25,000 employees presently work-
ing for the State of Florida. Of this number, about 3,000
enjoy some measure of systematized personnel administration
under the Merit System Council.

A system should be provided with authority for all State
agencies and departments to participate, which will embrace
position classification with uniform titles; a compensation
plan to provide equal pay for equal work, incentive salary
raises; an aggressive recruitment program for qualified em-



ployees; uniform vacation and sick leave policies; prohibition
against political activity; and protection from political reprisal.
A Department of Personnel should be established with ade-
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Roads and Bridges
It has been well said that "good roads, well planned, do
not cost, they pay." The pay represents dividends in terms
of lives saved. Roads contribute immeasurably to the economic
progress and stability of our urban areas. Furthermore, they
move the farmers' products to the market places. They carry
our visitors to Florida's unequaled winter and summer re-
sorts. They are the veins and arteries that carry our eco-
nomic life blood.
Your Legislative Council's select committee on roads has
rendered a service of far-reaching potential in bringing to
the attention of our people the need for administrative re-
forms in our State Road Department, and in laying emphasis
on the fundamental concept that roads and bridges should
be built on the basis of need.
The report of this committee covering Florida's primary
roads is a major contribution to a better understanding of
the Florida road problem. As a citizen of Florida, and as
Governor, I commend this fine effort. It will bear fruit.
My basic objectives in this field, which I trust you share,
are the building of roads and bridges on the basis of need
and merit and not as political handouts, and long-range plan-
ning and continuity of administration to give assurance of
road construction based upon adequate planning.
To better assure a sound Road Department, I recommend
that:
(1) The administrative budget and the auditing of the
Department should be subject to the same controls and super-
vision as other State agencies.
(2) The fiscal year of the Department should start July 1
as other state agencies.
(3) The contract control formula, which experience has
indicated to be a sound guide to the proper letting of con-
tracts, should be applied by law and not left to the discretion
of the Board.
(4) There should be established by law a priority system
of highway construction clearly defining primary and sec-
ondary roads and making due provision also for farm-to-
market or rural access roads. The so-called "sufficiency
rating" formula might well be included in the law as an ele-
ment of primary classification. I suggest also provisions which
will require the most effective use of Federal Aid matching
funds.
(5) The law should delineate clearly the State Road De-
partment's responsibility of paying construction costs of state
roads through municipalities, spelling out the correlative re-
sponsibility of the State and the local governments.
(6) Tax funds raised for highway purposes should not be
diverted to non-highway uses.
Turnpikes
I am convinced we must carry forward a program of toll
road construction if we are to meet the urgent necessity for
a safe and efficient highway network, without imposing ad-
ditional tax burdens.
We anticipate an early start of construction on the so-called
bobtailed turnpike authorized by the last session of the Legis-
lature. We are hopeful that the fine, safe and beautiful lower
East Coast stretch of the Sunshine State Parkway will be open
to traffic by the end of next year. It is possible that con-
struction of a full-length turnpike could be completed in the
following two years.
I endorse the recommendation of the Turnpike Authority
that the full-length turnpike be built and that an inland
route be followed. Such a route has been shown to be eco-
nomically and financially feasible. I believe it will best serve
the interests of the entire State. It offers not only the general
public, but also the vast industrial, citrus and other agri-
cultural interests of the lower Gulf Coast and Central Florida
areas, an artery leading to markets in northern, eastern and
western United States and furnishes access to the entire Flor-
ida peninsula for southbound and northbound vehicular traf-
fic. If the inland route is adopted, the next major step should
be an extension to the Tampa Bay area. Throughout the his-
tory of toll road construction, fears have almost always arisen



about the evil effect such might have on existing communi-
ties and businesses. But in almost every instance, these fears
have turned out not to be well founded. In fact, the rule has



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sound plan of county financial management. I, therefore
recommend its abolishment as a basis for compensation an
the establishment of a salary schedule reasonable to couni
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been that those who condemned the loudest turned out to be
the ones who praised the strongest. I am confident that this
will prove to be true in Florida.
"We are not unmindful of Federal developments in :
field of highway financing, especially with reference t
long-range interstate system in which we are so vitally,
terested. I can assure you that all work done by the Tur
pike Authority will be properly integrated with our Fed
highway construction opportunities, whatever they may tu
mately develop to be.
Highway Safety
There is no greater necessity confronting our people today
than the improvement of safety on our highways. I recom-
mend the following steps which I confidently believe will re-
duce our losses:
(1) Remove the limitation on the number of State High-
way Patrolmen authorized to be commissioned and provide for
100 additional men for patrol duty.
(2) Cities and counties should be permitted to have their
traffic enforcement augmented by purchasing at State cost
the services of additional Florida Highway Patrolmen, whose
territory would be limited to the cities and counties willing
to pay therefore.
(3) Cities and counties should be permitted by law to have
the proceeds of all fines and forfeitures derived from traffic
law enforcement placed in a special fund and used for high-
way safety purposes.
(4) Provision should be made for full use of modern en-
forcement devices, such as radar; and for uniformity in many
phases of highway safety, such as training, .enforcement,
traffic court procedures, control devices, and e engineering.
(5) The maximum lawful speed should be set at 60 miles
per hour in rural areas during daylight hours, 50 at night, and
30 in any business or residential districts not otherwise
posted. The establishment of minimum sl5eeds under certain
conditions should be authorized.
(6) A program of driver education should p- irovideo
all of the public secondary schools of Florida to b financet
from traffic fines or a small increase in the co. ,f driver's
licenses.
(7) A section of the Department of Public Safety should
be attached directly to the Governor's office to promcee, co-
ordinate, and publicize all safety activities in the State.
Law Enforcement
The level of law enforcement in our State, generally speak-
ing, is good. But there is room for improvement, especially
by the strengthening of our laws, where loopholes exist, and
by the equipping of our law enforcement officials with better
facilities.
I commend our Attorney General for his continued interest
in the establishment of a state agency, staffed with personnel
well trained in crime detection and qualified to assist local
law enforcement. The Florida Sheriffs' Association and the
Attorney General now have joined in proposing the estab-
lishment of a Sheriff's Bureau, to be directed by an ex-officio
body, consisting of five sheriffs, the Governor, and the At-
torney General. This bureau would coordinate law enforce-
ment activities of State and local agencies and include an
identification division and crime laboratory. I wish to add
my recommendation, although I suggest that you consider
adding a prosecutor to the administrative board, and I feel
that the power to investigate in any county should not be
arbitrarily restricted by a lack of invitation from the local
sheriff.
The fee system, as a method of compensating public of-
ficials, is a relic of medieval times, when government had
few and simple tasks and most of its officials were employee
on a part-time basis. It is totally out of place in 20th Centur:
Florida. In clinging to it, we share a dubious honor with onl:
a few other states. It means inequities and inadequacies ii
the compensation of county officials, and the public also suf
fers from its evils. With the fee system, there can be n








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I also support the recommendation of the Attorney Gen-
eral that you adopt for Florida the rule allowing evidence
of the commission of felonies and certain misdemeanors to be
admitted against the accused, even though the search and
seizure may be technically invalid.

Juvenile Delinquency
problem that concerns us in Florida, and elsewhere in the
,auon, is the involvement of our youth in crime and other de-
linquent activities. The problem here is no worse than else-
where and is, in fact, perhaps less severe than in some places,
but we should be determined, nevertheless, to do all we can
to combat it. We should not be unmindful that much of the
juvenile delinquency is the approximate result of parental
delinquency and a problem of the home.
There should be some minor changes in the existing ju-
venile court law, which I will not outline in detail at this
time. Basically, the law is a good one, even though there
have been some unfortunate misunderstandings and mis-
interpretations regarding it. There has been a considerable
discussion about the privacy which now, by law, surrounds
juvenile court proceedings. I, frankly, have no suitable sub-
stitute to offer for this provision, and, therefore, do not
recommend its repeal. On the other hand, I do recommend
that judges of other courts be allowed to clear the courtrooms
while youthful witnesses are testifying regarding sex offenses.
This, I believe, will result in bringing many more such of-
fenders before our courts.
Our existing Industrial School for Boys has reached the
point of maximum efficiency, from the standpoint of size.
Therefore, it ,-ould be wise to plan now for an additional
similar school, 'to be located in the southern or central part
of the State on a site selected with the benefit of qualified
advice. i
I Divorce
I join the Circuit Judges in recommending that our 90 day
"r' kie" divorce law be repealed.
is the careful judgment of the sociologist, the jurist, and
i. rriage r nsellor and the clergyman-every serious stu-
dent of T T9Liage and the family-that the quick divorce
is detrirr2nZal to society.
We n:ust leave it to parents, ministers, and teachers to
convince young people that marriage is more than a burst of
enthusiasm. But you and I should accept squarely the re-
sponsibility of affording enough rigidity to our laws to make
certain that the tender commitments of marriage cannot be
cast aside in a matter of weeks.
It will be argued that our lawyers will lose clients and
fees; that our State will lose business, if our divorce laws
are amended. Well, what we lose in income we shall gain in
integrity. To dally in the marketplace of marriage severance
is unworthy of our State.
Public Health
'OUr public health services in Florida are not adequate, due
atgely to insufficient funds to finance needed improvements.
?et capital wise we are now spending far less in this field than
e were spending 5 years ago. In the general ser svices of the
"'tate Board of Health, expansion should be made particularly
.2 the following:
(a) diabetes control;
(b) cancer clinics;
(c) county health units;
(d) mental health services.
;is alarming, but the experts nevertheless tell us true, that
thout improvement in our preventive program in the area
mental health, one of twelve persons is destined to spend
.e in a mental institution. Mental and emotional prob-
is can be avoided by early detection and counseling. Most
our crime, divorce, juvenile delinquency, and other mal-
ustments are traceable to mental disorders of some kind.
'lars invested in a sound mental health program, aside
rn the humanitarian objectives, will effect great economic
ings.



I recommend legislation authorizing the setting up of a
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as mental and general health specialists with appropriate
certification and additional monthly compensation. These
volunteer specialists would be assigned to schools throughout
the State; and it will be their additional responsibility to teach
and otherwise spread knowledge of, and improve the condi-
tions pertaining to, the mental and general health of our
children and teachers as well. They will help detect mental
and physical illness, and take such steps as may be necessary
and authorized for the correction thereof.
We should carry forward with our program of regional
hospitals for the care and rehabilitation of the mentally ill.
In the last session of the Legislature, you authorized construc-
tion of a new mental institution in Southeast Florida and
appropriated $5,000,000 for this purpose. The Board of Com-
missioners of State Institutions now has under contract the
construction of this hospital in Broward County. We should
carry this program forward by an appropriation for the com-
ing biennium of $5,000,000 to increase the capacity of this
hospital by 1000 beds; also I recommend that this Board be
authorized to proceed with the preliminary planning for an
additional hospital for the mentally ill to be located in North-
east Florida. The location should be made on the advice and
recommendations of completely non-partisan professional
assistants, taking into account first suitability for the service
to be performed and also such offers for the donation of land
and other facilities as may be made by the various communities
interested in attracting the location of such an institution.
I also recommend that, because of the shortage of practicing
medical doctors and dentists in various communities and areas
of our State, legislation be enacted to provide for the award-
ing annually of 10 medical and 10 dental scholarships to deserv-
ing and needy Florida students of unusual aptitude, with the pro-
vision that the beneficiaries will be required to live and carry
on their private practice in communities of the State needing
additional services to be designated by the State Board of
Health for a period of time equal to the time covered by the
scholarship.
The membership of the Board of Health should be increased
from five to seven, three of whom should be lay citizens.

Indigent Hospitalization
We have a serious need in Florida for the development of a
sound program for the hospitalization of indigent. And I
believe that the proper solution requires both local and State
support. Every hospital is confronted with the serious problem
of caring for the needy. Our men of medicine have been
most generous in giving of their time and service to help the
poor. Yet many indigent die unnecessarily for lack of hos-
pitalization. Some hospitals have sought to relieve the problem
by the harsh attitude of refusing aid to indigents, especially
those coming from other counties; others have met the prob-
lem through a program of local charitable gifts and income
from local taxation. Others have adopted policies of over
charging paying patients. Others, of course, have used varying
combinations of all or some of these approaches. None has
proved satisfactory. Most of the progressive states in the
country have met this problem by a local and State matching
arrangement and I recommend that we follow this course in
Florida. To accomplish this, I recommend an appropriation
to the State Board of Health, in addition to its other funds, of:
$1,500,000 per year. This approximates 50d per capital. This
money would be made available to all counties on a per capital
basis provided the same is matched by an equal amount from
county funds. This program, of course, must provide careful
control by the State in the selection of eligible hospitals; in
the determination of indigency to prevent abuse; and in the
approval of rates and charges.

WELFARE
I recommend that we broaden our State welfare program
to include a program for aid to indigent disabled persons. The
Federal Social Security Act makes funds available to the State
on a matching basis of almost 3 to 1, for programs of this type,
but until now the State has not participated. I believe there
is a very sound need to do so. A person who is disabled and



who is also indigent is not in a position to help himself. The
Legislature, in its regular session in 1953, passed an act setting
up a program for the disabled, but the financing thereof was
made contingent upon collections made under a bill passed
in the same session providing for additional revenue from dog:
racing. This measure was later declared unconstitutional. As














a consequence, the program for aid to the disabled was never
put into effect.
EDUCATION
I recommend full and adequate financing of the Minimum
Foundation Program.
A school is as good as its teachers and no better. We are
in a period of distressing shortage in the supply of qualified
teachers; therefore, competition for their services is intense.
Obviously we must offer higher salaries to our teachers, or
face the prospect of having to settle for far less than the best.
The condition of State finances at the present time will
not permit us to do all we should like to do, but I recommend
a minimum increase from State funds of two hundred dollars
per instruction unit in the Minimum Foundation Program,
for increasing teachers' salaries.
I should like to point out that the responsibility of meeting
the costs of better schools is a joint responsibility which each
county shares with the State. Florida's counties must not be
content to depend only upon state aid for meeting increases
in costs, but must launch programs at the local level to pro-
vide a fair share of the money needed to do a full job. I
strongly urge all counties to reconsider their salary schedules,
to review their local tax structures, and try to raise sufficient
funds so that no county in the State will have to offer a young
college trained teacher a beginning salary of less than three
thousand dollars per year.
The best qualified teacher in the finest school is handicapped
if he, or she, is not provided with the necessary materials of
instruction with which to work. Unfortunately, many counties
are unable at this time to provide the materials needed. There-
fore, I recommend an increase of $25 per instruction unit in
the Minimum Foundation Program for current expenses.
These funds should be specifically earmarked for instructional
materials.
The basic plan for the Minimum Foundation Program pro-
vides for a special allocation of funds for schools having an
increase of more than five per cent for the first two months
of a year over the first two months of the preceding year. The
tremendous growth in 33 of our counties far exceeded expec-
tations so that the money appropriated by the last Legisla-
ture for this purpose was insufficient by some $3,111,223. This
has resulted in a serious, and in some counties, a desperate
financial crisis in the continued operation of their schools. I
urge you to make a deficiency appropriation to cover this
shortage as promptly as practicable.
Segregation
Segregation in our public schools is a part of Florida's custom
and law. I will use all the lawful power of the Governor's
office to preserve this custom and law. Under our Constitu-
tion, that is my duty. There are many legal questions yet to
be clarified by the U. S. Supreme Court, and prior to further
judicial action, I think that any legislation on this subject
will be premature. The promotion of legislation may well serve
to inflame the passions of our people unnecessarily and de-
velop an emotional atmosphere which will make the proper
solution of our problems even more difficult.
If, at some later time, it appears that the State will be sub-
jected to harsh treatment in the attempted enforcement of any
edict or decision of the Supreme Court in this field and that
our position can be aided through the enactment of legisla-
tion, then this whole subject will be reviewed in the light of
such developments.
Higher Education
It is estimated that more than 106,000 students will be enter-
ing Florida institutions of higher learning by 1970. It is not
too early to plan for the education of this impending tidal
wave of high school graduates. o
I commend the Board of Control for the long-range study
it has undertaken and hope this study will be continued.
At this session, and before the study is completed, I think
we should recognize that the development of 2-year community
colleges or junior colleges will be our most effective answer.
We should further make a substantial start in the expansion
of this program by providing capital improvements for the
four junior colleges now participating in the Minimum Founda-
tion Program.



I recommend that these junior colleges be adequately pro-
vided for by sound administrative direction and expanded plant



facilities. I urge the Board of Control to seek proper coopera-
tion of our State universities' activities and urge you also to
provide soundly for these institutions.
Atomic Research
Today we are living at the dawn of the nucleonic age-an
age that will bring changes more significant than anything
brought about by industrial revolutions of the past. This age
is founded upon atomic energy, and atomic energy in turn
requires new fuels, new metals and new techniques. These
fuels and these metals are to be found in Florida in generous
measure. We lack the new techniques and knowledge to put
these resources to work for the benefit of the people. Research
is the key and the only way such techniques and knowledge
can be developed.
It has been reliably estimated that from the wastes of our
phosphate fields, over 1,000 tons of uranium could be secured
annually. One pound of this material, if it could be utilized
completely, would produce the same amount of heat energy
that 1,300 tons of coal can produce.
The bronze age was followed by an age of iron and steel.
Today iron and steel are being replaced in large measure by
zirconium, hafnium and titanium. And all of these are in
plentiful supply in Florida. Atomic power can enable us to
utilize them.
Nuclear energy research is expensive. The Federal Govern-
ment has already spent ten billion dollars in this field and
now for a relatively small investment of $500,000, most of
this knowledge, with valuable research equipment worth sev-
eral times the cost, can be made available to Florida and its
industries. With this investment, which I recommend to be
included in the appropriation for the engineering experiment
station at the University of Florida, as a State we can take
the lead in research in atomic fields.
LABOR AND INDUSTRY
I would like also to call your attention to the situation in
connection with the unemployment compensation program.
Florida's maximum benefit rate and duration is the lowest,
of the 51 jurisdictions over the country having unemployment"
insurance programs. The percentage of recipients exhausting
benefit rights is the second highest. The average rate of con-
tributions paid by Florida employers is exceeded by 42 of the
51 jurisdictions. The stability of Florida's fund has decreased
to where only eight of the 51 have a lower percentage of fund
to potential liability than does Florida.
I recommend an increase in the maximum weekly benefit
rate to $26 and an increase in the maximum duration of
benefits to 20 weeks and, also, that you give careful thought
and study to the formula developed by the Industrial Com-
mission for putting the financial structure of the system on
a sound basis.
I commend to you also the work of the Department of Edu-
cation and of the Industrial Commission in connection with
the rehabilitation and employment of the physically handi-
capped.
AGRICULTURE
There can be no intelligent appraisal of Florida's total
potential development without full recognition of the role
of our great agricultural industry. It has always been the
substantial mainstay of our economy. Today, in spite of the
more recent growth of other industries and tourism, agri-
culture still is responsible for over a third of our entire income.
Many of our communities are almost solely dependent upon
successful farming, and every one of our citizens profits from
an abundant harvest.
We should encourage an expansion of agricultural research
in Florida for control of plant and animal diseases and pests;
for the development of new varieties of fruits and vegetables;
for the improvement of marketing procedures and methods;
for improvement of the nutrition of livestock and poultry;
for more profitable production and higher quality; for new
products and by-products; and for encouragement of basic
research in the several phases of agriculture to provide funda-
mental information on which a sound program for future
development can be based.
Citrus



Florida citrus is the greatest fruit industry in the world.
The industry is vigorous and strong and continues to make
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Nothing is more important for the citrus industry than a
Forward looking program of research. Such a program will
unable us to develop new products and by-products, to combat
diseases and pests, including the grave problem of "decline,"
which appears to be the most serious threat to the life of the
citrus industry in our time. Accordingly, the work of the Citrus
Experiment Station should be encouraged.
We must strive constantly to maintain and improve the
quality of all Florida citrus products, fresh and processed. It
is encouraging to know that the Florida Citrus Mutual, that
splendid agency of the citrus grower, is recommending to the
Legislature a substantial increase in quality standards for
1arly grapefruit.
Livestock
The potentials of the cattle industry in Florida are great.
[ recommend the establishment of a large animal diagnostic
clinic to permit the prompt and effective diagnosis of con-
bagious livestock diseases.
Also, authority should be granted to the State Livestock
Board to insure adequate inspection of animals going through
Livestock markets so as to prevent spread of diseases.

Hog cholera is a disease that has cost the hog farmers of
Florida and the State millions of dollars during the past 30
years. The farmers' loss has come in the form of dead animals.
The State's direct cost has been in appropriations spent to
provide the hog producers with free serum and virus with
which to immunize their hogs. This service by the State has
oeen of untold benefit to the hog industry in the past, but
with the advent of modified live vaccines, the State should
.ow work toward the complete eradication of hog cholera.
Milk Commission
For a long time, there has been a controversy in our State
ver the Florida Milk Commission, and especially its price
fixing powers. Here we have an industry producing an essen-
;ial commodity under conditions which are not to be found
in other states. And we also have the basic objection of the
people which I share, to price fixing. We must not jeopardize
the economy of the industry. It is vital to Florida's future.
We must be fair to the consumers, to producers, and to dis-
;ributors. I recommend that the power of the Milk Commission
to fix prices at the consumer level be abolished, and that the
Commission be allowed only the power to fix minimum prices
3t the producer level. Local and nationwide experience has
demonstrated that price fixing beyond this level cannot be
effectively and uniformly enforced. The Federal Government
.as long ago abandoned all price fixing except at the producer
Ievel.
Agricultural Fairs
I join our distinguished Commissioner of Agriculture in
advocating that the State, through a matching arrangement,
aelp out a select group of worthy fairs and expositions by
needed capital improvements. Enabling fairs, properly located
and managed, to construct agricultural and livestock display
buildings would be a progressive step in the progress of agri-
3ulture throughout Florida.
NATURAL RESOURCES
No state has a greater stake in the development, conserva-
;ion, and restoration of natural resources than Florida.
Water
There is a pressing need for a greater understanding of
the State's water resources and of the effects of man's de-
velopment and use of water. The anticipated increase in
population business, agriculture, and industry is such that
)ur problems in this field will become increasingly serious
unless there is careful planning now. It appears that Florida's
water supply is sufficient for all needs, if it is properly managed
xnd utilized.

I recommend that legislation be enacted creating a Water
Resources Study Commission composed of legislators and lay-
men. This Commission in cooperation with the State Geolo-
gist would be charged with the responsibility of studying
available data and such additional information deemed neces-
sary to assimilate, for the ultimate purpose of recommend-
.ng water resource legislation, if needed, to the 1957 session
f the Legislature. Its work should be carried out with the



.elp of technical personnel as needed. I do not think any
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By an act of the 1945 Legislature, the State Board of Con-
servation was authorized to employ an engineer to determine,
ascertain, and plan an efficient and satisfactory system of
water conservation and flood control. A Division of Water
Survey and Research resulted. I do not believe this agency
has produced the results anticipated, and I recommend that
it be abolished. Such of its functions as are essential to
be carried on in connection with the Central and Southern
Florida Flood Control District should be transferred to the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund.
Fish and Game
Sports fishing and hunting are among our greatest pleasures
and economic assets. There is spent each year in Florida by
sportsmen who fish for our bass and bream and hunt for
our wild game a sum in excess of $144,000,000. Another half-
million fishermen and hunters, with the consequent increase
in revenue, could be added to the present number by the
expenditure of a modest sum over that spent at the present
time to open up still more of our lakes and streams and
provide additional hunting areas for these sportsmen.
We should have adequate funds with which to conduct
research, with which to eradicate the rough fish that destroy
our bass and bream, and with which to rid ourselves of the
noxious hyacinths that choke our lakes and rivers.
We should provide more public hunting lands. As the value
of Florida real estate increases, the areas of the State open
for public hunting have been rapidly diminishing. Certainly
any landowner has the right to post his land against tres-
passers, and the answer is not in restrictions against post-
ing. Rather, we should bring millions of additional acres of
land under game management with hunting privileges for the
public. To do these things, additional revenue is required. I
recommend that the cost of the State hunting and fishing
licenses be increased and that the fund thus accruing be
set up as a special trust for use by the Commission in open-
ing up for hunting and fishing large areas of additional land
located strategically throughout the State and for hyacinth
and rough fish control.
Salt Water Fishing
The seafood industry in Florida is in serious need of as-
sistance. Over 15,000 Floridians obtain their livelihood directly
from the production of seafoods and the value of salt water
sports fishing to our citizens and tourists cannot be over-
estimated.

Florida produces the finest food fish in the world, but
some of the seafood market has been lost, and we stand
to lose even more unless more efficient and economical methods
of production are developed and unless new markets are
created.
It is essential that we intensify our efforts in marine bio-
logical research and adequately staff the Board of Conser-
vation, if we are to truly develop an effective conservation
program.
Red Tide
The red tide has cost the people of the West Coast of
Florida millions of dollars with its periodic and unchecked
outbreaks. This menace has damaged the commercial fish-
ing industry to a considerable extent and has had an even
greater impact upon the economy of that area by the damage
it has done to the fine reputation of the West Coast of
Florida as a tourist center. The State Board of Conserva-
tion has been conducting research on this problem, but our
efforts must be intensified.
Forestry
Our timber resources of this State are of great value.
Scientists are predicting now that in the course of time, the
pine tree will be worth more to Florida than oil to Texas.
This may sound .absurd, but with the great chemical possi-
bilities of wood products, and the fabulous disclosures of
research in this field, this well may become true. We must
conserve our forests and expand them. Everything we do in
this behalf today will mean more jobs for more people in
Florida tomorrow. The ravages of fire take a terrible toll.
In the last few months, we have suffered in North Florida
the most disastrous wood fires of all times. Our forestry



officials advise that most of this damage resulted from de-
liberate fire setting. Let us strengthen our laws in every
reasonable way to make the apprehension of those engaged
in this criminal business more certain and due punishment
assured.














I urge your careful consideration of the appropriation re-
quests of the Florida Board of Forestry. Due expansion of
forest fire protection in certain counties and the establish-
ment of a third nursery to produce 25,000,000 more pine seed-
lings to be sold at cost I regard as prudent investments. I
recommend, also, approval of the Southeastern Forest Fire
Protection Compact, to permit Florida to assist and to be
assisted in forest fire emergencies on an agreed upon basis
with neighboring states.
Parks
We have made great progress with our State Parks since
the enactment of the law in 1947 creating the Florida Parks
and Historic Memorials Commission. The Legislatures have
been more realistic in their appropriations and many of our
beautiful park areas have been and are being suitably de-
veloped for public enjoyment. We must continue forward in
this program. We still have many beautiful park areas owned
by the State which should be opened up and made available
for the enjoyment of our visitors and our own citizens.
A suitable West Coast entrance should be provided for the
Everglades National Park. Your Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund are now in the process of negotiating with
the National Park Service, and we feel that a satisfactory
agreement can be reached soon.
State Finances
The current financial position of the State is good. Funds
available are sufficient to meet our obligations when due, to
earn discounts where possible and to meet current payrolls
without delay. Because of the State's tremendous growth, our
revenues are continually increasing, although there has been
some recent slackening in the inflationary pressures. I antici-
pate that the present trends will continue during the next two
years and that the increasing revenues from existing laws
should be sufficient to provide for the State government on an
adequate and progressive basis in the next biennium.
The Budget Director estimates that income for the General
Revenue Fund for the 1955-1957 biennium will total $389,115,-
000. This amount will be augmented by an unencumbered
carry over balance of $35,000,000 plus revenue to be supplied
by additional income from dog track pari-mutuel betting, if
approved by you, and plus also approximately $3,000,000 an-
nually which the Comptroller assures me we can anticipate
with recommended minor adjustments in, and tightening of,
our sales tax enforcement machinery. I am confident too that
our expenditure requirements will be lessened by consolida-
tions and other economies, the bases for which have been
recommended herein. I am not unmindful of the need for an
unappropriated working reserve to weather the rainy days
and to provide for emergencies which may arise. It is my opin-
ion, however, that financing of all recommendations which I
have made, together with the Budget Commission's recom-
mended expenditures and a top-priority building program of
$20,000,000 can be accomplished with an adequate reserve and
without the imposition of any new taxes. I believe, however,
that we cannot go further in our appropriations with safety.
If there are further services you wish to finance, then it will
be necessary to trim somewhere to compensate. If we are
to avoid new taxes, we must cut the cloth to fit the pattern.
I have suggested a capital outlay program of $20,000,000.
Building requests submitted total $56,474,260, and the Budget
Commission has transmitted these requests to you without
recommendation for changes in the priority established by
the agencies and institutions.
I recommend that the Legislature place the capital outlay
requests which you approve in three categories: a first priority
group of approximately $20,000,000; a second priority group
of approximately $20;000,000; and a third priority group em-
bracing the balance of the requests you approve. If it is found
that general revenue receipts have been underestimated, as
has often been the case in past years, the Budget Commission
will be authorized to move from one priority group to the next
in carrying the capital outlay program as far along as funds
permit.
Tax Revision
It is apparent that in the future the State will need a re-
vision of our tax structure. We will likely need to revise the



retail sales tax. But I would consider a broadening of the
sales tax base, even with a reduction of rate, an imposition
of new taxes. And against this I am unequivocally committed.



The only new tax I can or will approve will be a raise in the
amount taken by the State from the funds wagered in the dog
track pari-mutuel operations. I urge you to increase this tax
and I will later submit a specific plan which I will recommend
as sound and adequate.
We also need more fairness and uniformity in the admini-
stration of our property tax laws to eliminate inequities and in
order that local governments can do a better job without con-
tinued increasing reliance on the State for financial assistance.

The inequities in the sales tax, the disparities in the property
tax and other shortcomings of our tax structure should be
corrected and remedied, but this is a field which I do not
believe we are prepared to explore fully at this time and in
which I do not feel we will be in a position during this session
to develop a sound over-all program. Therefore, I recommend
the establishment of a permanent Citizens Tax Counc. to
keep under study all our tax laws and to plan, with sufficient
professional assistance during the next two, years, a gpeeral
revision of our tax laws to make them more equitable and iore
soundly related to our needs and resources. The report of
this Council should be of'great value in guiding the 1957
Session in the development of reforms in this field.
ELECTION PROCEDURES AND COSTS
I think Florida has now the best laws in the nation regu-
lating campaign practices, and due credit goes to the Legisla-
tures of preceding years for many far reaching advances. The
cost of campaigning is still entirely too high, however, and
I believe that we can strengthen our election laws.

I will not seek to spell out here numerous minor changes in
the law which I think will prove helpful. I do want to call
your attention to the fact that one of the greatest contributing
factors to the high cost of campaigning is the long period of
time over which our campaigns normally extend. This time
can be shortened and great reductions in costs effected by the
following: The qualifying time should be set for statewide
candidates as not more than 90 or less than 60 days before
the first primary and for other candidates not more than 60
or less than 45 days before the first primary. No candidate
then should be permitted to expend any funds for campaign
purposes prior to the time of his qualification except for his
traveling and incidental expenses.

OPEN MEETINGS
The people of Florida possess the sovereignty of statehood.
While we are given the power to decide what the people can
do and cannot do under certain limitations, the people have
yielded to us no right to decide what is good for them to know
or what is bad for them to know. I recommend that you pro-
vide by general law that all meetings of State, county, munici-
pal and other local official boards or commissions exercising
legislative or administrative powers shall be open to the gen-
eral public.
State Flag
This may be a little thing, but I am very anxious to see our
State Flag flying over every school and other public building
in Florida. The flag itself is not so important, but it is a sym-
bol-a symbol of State pride.
For some reason, a former Legislature enacted a law which
purports to restrict severely the use and sale of our State flag,
and I hope you will repeal this act.
Conclusion
I do not contend that these recommendations constitute the
only way to progress. I have no monopoly on ideas and doubt-
less many that I have expressed here have long been espoused
by others, including yourselves. If you have suggestions that
you think are better, come forth with them. I will be just as
anxious to help you in your efforts as I want you to be in
helping me with mine. All of. us after all are working in a
common cause. I want to express my personal and official
gratitude to all those citizens who have worked so hard in mak-
ing investigations and reports for me as members of various
committees. Also, I wish to commend the officers and com-
mittees of the Legislature for the fine advance work they have
done.



I wish for each of you good health and happiness as you
go about your work here. We love this land Florida. In
this hour, let us humbly confess the need of wisdom greater



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than that of man. Let us dedicate ourselves to be God's
Servants. Gratefully let us invoke today, as did our fore-
bears, a power not of this world to guide and sustain us.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IN THE CHAIR

Senator Melvin moved that the joint session be now dissolved
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 4:43 P.M.
The roll was taken and the following Members were re-
corded present:
Mr. Speaker Belser Chappell Dickinson
Alexander Bishop Cleveland Dukes
Allen Bodiford Cobb Duncan
Andrews Boyd Coleman Gibbons
Arrington Brewer Conner Gleaton
Ballinger Bryant Cook Griffin
Bartholomew Burton Costin Grimes
Beasley Carmine Crews Hathaway
Beck Chaires Cross Herrell



Hopkins Maness
Horne Marshburn
Inman McAlpin
Jernigan Merritt
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Moody
Johnson, Tom Musselman
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Okell
Jones, E. B. Orr
Jones, O.W. Page
King Papy
Knight Patton
Lancaster Peeples
Land Petersen
Livingston Pittman
Mahon Pratt



Pruitt Sweeny
Putnal Tillett
Revelle Turlington
Roberts, E. S. Usina
Roberts, H. W. Varn
Rowell Webb
Saunders Weinstein
Shaffer Westberry
Sheppard Williams, G. W.
Shipp Williams, J.R.A.
Smith, S. C. Williams,V.A.Jr
Smith, S. N., Jr. Youngberg
Stewart, C. D. Zelmenovitz
Stewart, E. L.
Surles



A quorum present.
Mr. Okell of Dade 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 4:46 P. M., the House stood
adjourned until 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.













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Wednesday, April 6, 1955



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
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Cook
Costin



Crews Livingston
Cross Mahon
Dickinson Maness
Dukes Marshburn
Duncan McAlpin
Gibbons Merritt
Gleaton Moody
Griffin Musselman
Grimes Okell
Hathaway Orr
Herrell Page
Hopkins Papy
Horne Patton
Inman Peeples
Jernigan Petersen
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pittman
Johnson, Tom Pratt
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pruitt
Jones, E. B. Putnal
Jones, O.W. Revelle
King Roberts, E. S.
Knight Roberts, H. W.
Lancaster Rowell
Land Saunders



Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Webb
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



A quorum present.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Fry,
Chaplain:
Grant, our Heavenly Father, that the fine spirit and inspira-
tion of yesterday may be carried over into the routine of to-
day-and the days that are to follow.
We are citizens and representatives of a great state, with
a great destiny. We beseech Thee to deliver us from little-
ness. Help us to be great men. If there should be men of
little minds among us, wilt Thou bring their plans to nought.
We pray Thee, in the quiet of this waiting moment, to bring
to realization the far-reaching visions of the men of greatness
among us.
In the name of our Great Leader,
Amen.
Excused: Messrs. Murray and Conner.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Tuesday, April 5, was ordered corrected
as follows:
On Page 2, column 1, strike out lines 27 and 28, counting
from the bottom of the page, and insert in lieu thereof the
following: "The Speaker announced that because of illness
he had excused Mr. Murray of Polk from attendance upon the
sessions of April 5 and 6."
The Journal for Tuesday, April 5, as corrected, was ap-
proved.
REPORTS OF SELECT COMMITTEES
The following report of the Select Committee on Credentials
was read:
REPORT OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS
March 6, 1955,
Tallahassee, Florida.
TO: THE HONORABLE THOMAS E. DAVID, SPEAKER
AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA.
The Select Committee on Credentials of this House here-



with reports that pursuant to its appointment and after due
public notice, a public hearing of the Committee was held
in Room 21, of the House Chamber of the Capitol, at Tal-
lahassee, on April 4, 1955, at 7:30 p.m., to hear any questions
existing with respect to the right of any meniber of this
House to take his seat.
At the outset of the hearing, the Chairman made public
announcement of the purpose of the hearing and called upon
any person wishing to be heard to so announce. The only
person responding to challenge the seat of any member of
this House was Charles A. Gould, Jr., an attorney of Miami,
Florida, representing the Constitution Club of Miami, a vol-
untary association of thirty-four citizens of Dade County.
Mr. Gould stated that he wished to challenge the qualifica-
tions of Representative John B. Orr, Jr., of Dade County, to
be seated as a member of this House of Representatives. Mr.
Gould was given full and complete opportunity by the Com-
mittee to present any matters which he had, dealing with the
qualifications of Mr. Orr, which he did.
The Chairman then asked if there were others who wished
to present any testimony or any information questioning the
qualifications of Mr. Orr, but there were none present.
The Committee then heard Mr. Orr, and Representative
John J. Crews, Jr., of Baker County.
A number of documents were filed with the Committee,
and are on file with the Committee. The entire proceedings
were transcribed and the record is on file with the Committee.
After due and careful consideration and deliberation, the
Committee is unanimously of the opinion and herewith recom-
mends, and so finds, that John B. Orr, Jr., is duly qualified
and entitled to be seated as a member of the House of Rep-
resentatives of the State of Florida.

Having performed the duties for which we were appointed,
we respectfully request that this Committee be discharged.
Respectfully submitted,
HENRY W. LAND, Chairman
JOHN S. PITTMAN
HARRY W. WESTBERRY
SHERMAN N. SMITH, JR.
SAM M. GIBBONS
Mr. Land moved the adoption of the foregoing report.
The motion was agreed to, and the report of the Select
Committee on Credentials was adopted.
Mr. Okell moved, that the House now revert to the order of
Reports of Standing Committees:
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 6, 1955.
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules & Calendar begs leave to re-
port and recommend the rules hereto attached as the Rules of
the 1955 House of Representatives.
The Committee further recommends the printing for dis-
tribution 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
recommendingg the Rules of the House, upon a motion to
idopt the Rules, the vote of the Committee was as follows:
Ayes-Messrs. Ballinger, Beasley, Boyd, Bryant, Burton,
'leveland, Cobb, Conner, Cook, Cross, Dickinson, Johnson,
Tones, Knight, Land, Mahon, Moody, Murray, Musselman,
?apy, Pruitt, Smith, Sweeney, Usina, Williams, Surles and
)kell.
Nays-None.
Respectfully Submitted,
GEORGE S. OKELL, Chairman
Committee on Rules & Calendar.
RULES FOR THE
1955
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
Rule 3. The Speaker shall declare all votes, but if
any Member rises to doubt a vote, the Speaker shall
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that upon a showing of hands by five Members he shall
take the sense of the House by yeas and nays or by a
vote on the voting machine.

VOTING BY ELECTRICAL ROLL CALL SYSTEM
Rule 4. When taking the yeas and nays on any ques-
tion, the electrical roll call system may be used, and
when so used shall have the force and effect of a roll
call taken as provided in these rules. This system like-
wise may be used to determine the presence of a quorum.
When the House is ready to vote upon a question re-
quiring roll call, and the vote is by electrical roll call,
the Speaker shall state: "The question is on (desig-
nating the matter to be voted upon). All in favor of
such question shall vote 'Yea', and all opposed shall vote
'Nay'. The House will now proceed to vote." When
sufficient time has elapsed for each Member to vote, the
Speaker shall say: "Have all voted?" And after a short
pause shall state: "The Clerk shall now record and an-
nounce the vote." When the vote is completely recorded,
the Chief Clerk shall announce the result to the House,
and enter upon the Journal the result in the manner
provided by these rules. After the voting machine has
been locked but prior to announcement of the result
of a roll call, notice shall be taken in the Journal of the
request of any Member to, (1) change his vote or (2)
vote. 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.

COMMITTEE ON PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE
Rule 5. The Speaker shall be counselled, upon his
request, by the Committee on Parliamentary Procedure
in matters concerning the dispatch of business of the
House. This shall include the suggestion of reference
to committees of bills and other legislative proposals.
To facilitate the process of committee reference, all bills
and other measures for introduction shall be delivered
to the Chief Clerk no later than one hour prior to the
hour set for the convening of the House for the day.
When a motion shall be made to waive the Rule and
revert to the Order of Introduction and Reference in the
daily business, it shall be construed as meaning that



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(not including population bills), be received by the
Chief Clerk for formal introduction and reference at
the next regular time appointed for this purpose. This
rule of construction may be waived only on unanimous
consent.

THE SPEAKER'S VOTE
Rule 6. In all yea and nay votes the Speaker's name
shall be called last. He shall not be required to vote in
ordinary legislative proceedings other than on final pas-
sage of a bill or resolution, except where his vote would
be decisive.

TEMPORARY PRESIDING OFFICER
Rule 7. The Speaker shall have the right to name
any Member to perform the duties of the Chair, but
such substitution shall not extend beyond one legisla-
tive day. In his absence and omission to make such ap-
pointment, the Speaker Pro Tempore shall act during
his absence.

ELECTION OF SPEAKER, SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
Rule 8. A Speaker and a Speaker Pro Tempore shall
be elected at the beginning of each regular session of the
House of Representatives. They are to continue in
office until their successors are chosen and qualified
or until the expiration of their term, whichever shall
first occur. In all cases of ballot, a majority of the votes
given shall be necessary to an election. Where there shall
not be such a majority on the first ballot, the ballots
shall be repeated until a majority be obtained. If,
however, no one be elected on the first three ballots,
then the names after the top two in number of votes
received on the third tally of the votes shall be dropped
and the House shall ballot on the two names remaining.
In all balloting, blank ballots shall be rejected and not
taken into the count in enumeration of votes reported
by the teller.

MOTIONS (OTHER THAN RECONSIDERATION)
Rule 9. After a motion has been stated or read by
the Speaker, it shall be deemed to be in possession of
the House, without a second, and shall be disposed of
by vote of the House. The mover may withdraw a mo-
tion, except a motion to reconsider, at any time before
the same has been amended or before a vote thereon
shall have been commenced.
PRECEDENCE OF MOTIONS
Rule 10. When a question is under debate the
Speaker shall receive no motion but:



1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.



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;



8. To commit to a Standing Committee;
9. To commit to a Select Committee;
10. To amend;
11. To postpone indefinitely;
12. To strike out the enacting clause;
which several motions shall have precedence in the de-
scending order given.
ORDER OF QUESTIONS: TO ADJOURN
Rule 11. The Speaker shall propound all questions
in the order in which they are moved unless the subse-
quent motion be previous in nature; except that in 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
intervened.
PREVIOUS QUESTION: LAY ON TABLE
Rule 12. Motions for the previous question and to
lay on the table shall be decided without debate, pro-
vided the introducer of a resolution, bill or motion, not
including motions to adjourn or recess, shall be allowed
five minutes within which to discuss the same, and he
may divide his time with, or waive his right in favor of
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-
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understood that bill, joint resolution, concurrent resolu-
tion, resolution or memorial may be meant.
MOTIONS DURING INTRODUCTION
Rule 16. No motion shall be made or entertained,
except for referral to a committee or as provided for
certain resolutions in Rule 47, during the daily Order of
Business of Introduction and Reference. Motions for
referral shall be decided by majority vote of Members
voting.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Rule 17. The presence of school classes may be
acknowledged at any time, but no Member shall re-
ceive recognition for the purpose of introducing visitors
or guests except between 12:50 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. each
day. The Committee on Rules & Calendar shall rigidly
enforce this provision.

CONSIDERATION OUT OF REGULAR ORDER
Rule 18. Unanimous consent shall be required to
make a motion to take up a general bill or joint resolu-
tion for consideration out of its regular order on the
Calendar; the Member asking for unanimous consent
shall be allowed one minute to explain his reason, and
the consent then shall be given or refused without fur-
ther discussion. When consent is to be asked for the
taking up of any measure out of its regular order, pre-
vious notice of not less than 15 minutes shall be publicly
given to the House of such intention, specifying the num-
ber of the bill and its position on the Calendar.
AMENDMENTS

Rule 19. Amendments shall be proposed by sending
these to the Chief Clerk on 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



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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
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 a 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
Precedents of this House. It shall be the duty of the
Speaker, or the presiding officer for the time being,
assisted by the Committee on Parliamentary Procedure,
to correctly interpret all Rules.
CHANGES IN RULES
Rule 23. All proposed actions touching the Rules and
Order of Business in the House shall be first referred to
the Committee on Rules & Calendar, which shall re-
port as soon as practicable thereafter. Consideration of
such a report shall always be in order. No report of the



Committee on Rules & Calendar shall be received by
the House unless same shows a quorum of the Committee
present in person and a majority agreeing on said report.












WAIVER AND SUSPENSION OF RULES
Rule 24. These Rules shall not be waived or 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
House of Representatives of any select committee of The
Legislative Council, under whose consideration the sub-
ject matter arose, to submit such measure in the name
of The Legislative Council to the Chief Clerk of the
House for introduction in regular order. In the absence
of any such Co-Chairman, it shall be submitted by the
Member of the House who is Chairman or Vice-Chairman
of the Council.

When any such measure is reached upon the Calendar,
it shall be the duty of the Member, whose duty it was to
submit the same for introduction, to make all necessary
motions to steer the same to final roll call.

In the event of an unfavorable report by the committee
to which such measure was referred, it shall be the duty
of the Member whose duty it was to submit the same for
introduction, to move that such measure be placed upon
the Calendar, the unfavorable report of the committee to
the contrary notwithstanding, and the Journal shall show
that the motion is made pursuant to this Rule.
SPECIAL ORDERS
Rule 26. Any committee or individual Member of the
House may apply to the Committee on Rules & 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 & Calendar may grant such requests by a
two-thirds vote. The Committee on Rules & Calendar
may, at its discretion, submit a special order of business
to be considered on a specific legislative day or part of a
day. Such special order of business would be, for 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
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THE SPECIAL ORDER CALENDAR
Rule 27. During the last thirty calendar days of the
regular sixty day biennial session of the Legislature
permitted under the Constitution and during any ex-
tension thereof by virtue of the membership of the
Legislature as permitted under the Constitution and
during any special session convened by the Governor
as permitted under the Constitution, the Committee on
Rules & Calendar may from day to day submit a Special
Order Calendar determining the priority for considera-
tion of bills and joint resolutions. Each Special Order
Calendar so submitted shall be for the next legislative
day and shall also contain a Special Order Calendar for
the following legislative day. No other bills or joint
resolutions shall be considered until this Special Order
Calendar for the day set forth has been completed
by the House except that any bill or joint resolution
appearing on this calendar may be stricken therefrom
by a two-thirds vote of the Members present. Any bill or
joint resolution not reached in consideration of a Special
Order Calendar shall, if not placed on the next legislative
day's Special Calendar by the Committee on Rules &
Calendar, be placed by the Chief Clerk at the head of
the Regular Calendar. Where there be more than one
leftover bill or joint resolution, these shall be placed at
the head of the Regular Calendar in the same sequence
or order in which they appeared on the Special Calendar.
All bills or joint resolutions set as special orders for 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 30 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 & Cal-
endar.
CONDUCT OF MEMBERS
Rule 29. When any Member desires to speak or de-
liver any matter to the House, he shall rise at his seat
and respectfully address himself to "Mr. Speaker,"
and, on being recognized, may address the House from his
desk or from the well of the House, and shall confine
himself to the question under debate, avoiding per-
sonality. When two or more Members rise at once, the
Speaker shall name the Member who is first to speak.
No Member shall occupy the platform around the desk
of the Chief Clerk while the House is in session.
INTERRUPTION OF MEMBER IN DEBATE
Rule 30. No Member shall be interrupted by another
without the consent of the Member who has the floor,
except by rising to a question of order.
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when a question is put, when he is not excluded by
interest, shall give his vote, unless the House, by unani-
mous consent, shall excuse him. Any Member desiring
to be so excused on any question shall make applica-
tion to that effect before the calling of the yeas and
nays, and such application shall be accompanied by a
brief statement of reasons, and shall be decided without
debate.
MEMBERS OF INVESTIGATING COMMITTEES
Rule 32. No Member living in any county in which
any State institution is located shall be appointed a
member of any select committee to visit such institu-
tion for the purpose of investigating and reporting its
condition and needs.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
Rule 33. No Member shall be permitted to explain
his vote during a roll call, but may reduce his explana-
tion to writing of not more than 200 words and, when
filed with the Chief Clerk, the same shall be spread upon
the Journal.
EXCUSE FROM ATTENDANCE
Rule 34. The Speaker shall announce to the House
all requests of Members to be excused from attendance
on the House for any stated periods; and unless ob-
jection thereto is made by any Member, the request
shall be deemed granted and such fact shall be noted
on the Journal. If objection be made, a vote of the
House shall be required on such request. No Member
shall absent himself from attendance on the House for
more than two consecutive days without compliance
with this Rule, and any Member offending against this
Rule shall forfeit his compensation for the period he is
absent without leave.
BREACH OF RULES
Rule 35. When any Member shall be guilty of a
breach of either 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.
LIMITATION ON DEBATE
Rule 37. No Member shall occupy more than fifteen
minutes (10 minutes after the first 30 calendar days of
a regular session) in debate on any question in the House
or in committee, except as further provided in this Rule.
The Member introducing the measure (or someone
designated by him) under consideration may open and
close, where general debate has been had thereon; and



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standing he may have used fifteen minutes (10 minutes
after the first 30 calendar days) in opening. The Member
proposing an amendment or moving a motion (or some-
one designated by him) shall be entitled to five min-
utes to close, notwithstanding he may have used fifteen
minutes (10 minutes after the first 30 calendar days) in
opening. However, this Section shall not deprive the in-
troducer of a measure of his right to close when the effect
of an amendment or motion would be to kill the measure.
In such instances, the Member sponsoring the amend-
ment or motion and the sponsor of the bill or resolution
each may close in that order of speaking. No Member
shall speak more than once to the same question without
leave of the House, unless he be the mover, proposer,
or introducer of the matter pending, in which case he
shall be permitted to speak in reply as provided in this
Rule.

RECONSIDERATION
Rule 38. When a motion or main question has been
made and carried or lost, it shall be in order for any
Member of the majority (or in the case of any voice or
tie vote, for any Member) on the same or the 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-
currence 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 disposed 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.

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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 move,
except in the last seven calendar days allowed under
the Constitution for a regular session when these are
to be transmitted to the Senate as soon as possible. Any
motion to waive the rules by- a two-thirds vote of the
Members present and immediately certify any bill or
joint resolution to the Senate shall be construed as re-
leasing the measure from the Chief Clerk's possession
for the period of reconsideration. Bills either on the
local calendar or passed as local bills and concurrent
resolutions and memorials shall be transmitted to the
Senate without delay. All bills, when transmitted to
the Senate, shall be accompanied by a message stating
the title to the bill and asking the concurrence of that
body.

COMMITTEES OF CONFERENCE
Rule 40. The presentation of reports of committees
of conference shall always be in order, except when the
House is voting on any proposition. After House con-
ferees on any bill or resolution in conference between
the House and Senate shall have been appointed for
seven calendar days and shall have failed to make a
report, it is hereby declared to be a motion of the high-
est privilege to move to discharge said House conferees
and to appoint new conferees, or to instruct said
House conferees; and, further, during the last six cal-
endar days allowed under the Constitution for any reg-
ular session, it shall be a 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
of the House report inability to agree, no action of the
House taken prior to such reference to a conference
committee shall preclude further action on said measure
as the House may 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
arid 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



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in the form of a resolution. Questions of personal privi-
lege shall be raised by statements from the floor and if
sustained by the Chair shall entitle the Member to
recognition thereon.
DAILY ORDER OF BUSINESS

Rule 42. The daily order of business shall be as
follows:
1. Roll Call
2. Prayer
3. Correction of the Journal
4. Motions Relating to Committee References
5. Receiving of Communications
6. Introduction and Reference of House bills, joint
resolutions, House resolutions, concurrent resolu-
tions and memorials
7. Consideration of messages from the Senate
8. Report 6f standing committees
9. Report of select committees
10. Matters on reconsideration
11. 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 & Calendar and by the
House.
12. Unfinished business
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.
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 by 14 inches). The lines shall
be double spaced. The original (or first copy) shall be
on stout bond paper, and the remaining copies of type-
written matter shall be on paper of good grade. The
copies must be exact duplicates of the original. The
top margin shall be at least two and one-half (2Y) inches



and the bottom margin shall be at least one inch or more.
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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..........................

(title single spaced)


(3 spaces)
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
(3 spaces)

Section 1. 1............ ............ ............
(sections doubled spaced)

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


The original and five copies of each measure must be
backed with a blue jacket of the type furnished by the
Sergeant-at-Arms. On these jackets shall be inscribed
the last name (unless there be more than one Member
of the same last name from a county) and county of the
introducer (or introducers), and enough of the title for
identification.

Form of Bills. All bills shall be introduced in an
original and five exact copies. They shall contain a
proper title, as defined in Section 16 of Article III of
the Constitution, and the enacting clause, "Be it enacted
by the Legislature of the State of Florida." The title
of each bill shall be prefaced by the words, "A Bill to
be Entitled an Act," wherever the title appears on the
text of the bill. There shall be attached inside the origi-
nal bill an original and three (4 altogether) exact copies
of a title sheet (forms furnished by the Sergeant-at-
Arms) stating in full the exact title. 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 (unless there be more
than one Member of the same last name from a county)
and county of the introducer (or introducers).

Form of local bills. All local bills either, as required
by Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution, must
embody provisions for a ratifying referendum (stated
in the title as well as in the text of the bill) or be ac-
companied by an affidavit of proper advertisement.
Forms of affidavit shall be obtained from the Sergeant-



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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 an original and seven exact copies.
They shall contain the resolving clause, "Be it resolved
by the Legislature of the State of Florida." Each joint
resolution shall be prefaced by the words, "A Joint
Resolution proposing an Amendment to the Constitution
of the State of Florida." No title sheet shall be required
for joint resolutions. Jackets shall be attached to the
original and five copies of each resolution. The two
remaining unbacked copies shall be attached to the inside
of the original copy of the resolution by paper clip for
introduction.
Form of memorials. All memorials-these express the
opinion of the Legislature to the Congress of the United
States-shall be introduced in an original and seven
exact copies. They shall contain the resolving clause,
"Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of
Florida." No title sheet shall be required for memorials.
Jackets shall be attached to the original and five copies
of each memorial. The two remaining unbacked copies
shall be attached to the inside of the original copy of the
memorial by paper clip for introduction.
Form of House and concurrent resolutions. All House
resolutions and all concurrent resolutions shall be intro-
duced in an original and seven exact copies. They shall
contain a proper title, and a resolving clause. In the
case of House resolutions, this shall be, "Be it resolved
by the House of Representatives." Concurrent resolu-
tions embody this clause, "Be it resolved by the House
of Representatives, the Senate concurring." Jackets
shall be attached to the original and five copies of each
resolution. The two remaining unbacked copies shall
be attached to the inside of the original copy of the reso-
lution 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 pre-
pared only by the Chief Clerk of the House. The
Secretary of State shall prepare certified copies only of
concurrent resolutions after their adoption.
PRINTING OF PENDING MEASURES
Rule 44. Upon introduction, all bills not local in ap-
plication and all joint resolutions (including committee
bills and committee substitute bills) shall be printed
for the information of the House and the public. Unless
otherwise ordered by the House, there shall be printed
250 copies of each such measure. The Chief Clerk
shall furnish the copy for all such printing. This print-
ing of bills shall be independent of the legislative process,
and the absence of a printed copy shall not delay the



progress of any measure at any stage of the legislative
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IDENTIFICATION OF LEGISLATION
Rule 45. The introduction of bills and other measures
requiring legislative action shall be in the order those
are received at the desk of the Chief Clerk. They shall
be serially numbered as introduced, without differentia-
tion in number as to type, The Chief Clerk shall mark
the original copy of each measure as will insure its identi-
fication, and each page thereof, as the item introduced
in order to prevent unauthorized or improper substi-
tutions therefore. This identification may be by the use
of machines as used in banks for validating or cancelling
checks or other documents, or by the use of any other
device to accomplish the purpose of this rule. Any such
device so used shall be used by and at all times shall be
in the custody of the Chief Clerk and its use by any
person not authorized by this rule shall be prohibited.

COMPANION MEASURES
Rule 46. Whenever any bill, memorial, concurrent
resolution, or joint resolution of the House of Represen-
tatives shall be reached on the Calendar of the House
for consideration, either on second or third reading, and
there shall be also pending on the Calendar of the House
a companion measure already passed by the Senate, it
shall be in order to move that the Senate companion
measure be substituted and considered in lieu of the
House bill, memorial, concurrent resolution, or joint
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
jurisdiction may be taken up at time of introduction
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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
Committee on Appropriations, and all bills dealing with
tax matters shall be referred to the Committee on
Finance & Taxation, but in addition such bills may be
referred to one other standing committee in the dis-
cretion of the Speaker. If the original bill reported
favorably by a committee other than the Committee on
Appropriations or Finance & Taxation did not call for
an appropriation or deal with a tax matter, and an
amendment, offered either from the floor or by the
reporting committee and adopted, does call for an appro-
priation or deal with a tax matter, then the bill with
amendment shall be referred to the Committee on Appro-
priations or the Committee on Finance & Taxation,
whichever is appropriate. The bill, if then reported favor-
ably, shall be returned at the same reading as when
referred. A question of order on an appropriation or a
tax matter 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 Leg-
islative 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 and
memorials shall receive two readings on two separate
days, and unless otherwise ordered, shall be determined
by a voice vote. All other resolutions than joint or con-
current resolutions, after reference to and report from
the Committee on Resolutions shall be determined by
a voice vote upon their reading after the report of such
committee unless otherwise ordered. Every bill and
joint resolution shall receive three separate readings on
three separate days previous to a vote upon the passage
of such bill or joint resolution unless two-thirds of the
Members present shall decide to waive this Rule, and the
Chief Clerk shall give notice of each, whether it be first,
second or third reading, together with the report of the
committee thereon, if any.
INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT
Rule 49. When any measure requiring three readings



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postpone the same shall be made, it shall be the duty of
the Speaker to put the question on the final passage of,
the bill or joint resolution and direct the roll call on its
final passage and not put the motion of indefinite post-
ponement of the measure.
INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT DISPOSES
FOR SESSION
Rule 50. Indefinite postponement shall dispose of the
question for the legislative session.
ENGROSSING
Rule 51. Before any general bill or joint resolution
shall be read the third time, whether amended or not,
it shall be referred without motion to the Committee on
Engrossing & Enrolling for examination, and, if amend-
ed, the engrossing of amendments. In cases where no
amendments have been adopted, the measure may be re-
turned 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 or joint
resolution which has been read the second time shall be its
reference to the Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling
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 or joint reso-
lution, it shall not be committed or amended, except as
to title, without the consent of two-thirds of the Members
present, nor shall it be postponed to a day certain with-
out the consent of a majority of those present.

ENROLLING
Rule 54. The Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling
shall be responsible for the enrolling of bills and other
legislation. After enrollment, all bills shall be signed
by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk, and the fact of such



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MEASURES INFORMALLY DEFERRED
Rule 55. Whenever the Member who introduced a
measure, or the Chairman of the committee which had
reported it, shall be absent from the chamber when the
bill has been reached in the regular order on second or
third reading, consideration shall be informally deferred
until his return. The bill shall retain its position on
the Calendar. The Member shall have the responsibility
of making the motion for its subsequent consideration.

CONSIDERATION OF SENATE BILLS
Rule 56. On Wednesday of each week, and such other
times as the Committee on Rules & Calendar shall by
special order designate, the House shall take up and con-
sider the Calendar of Senate 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
questions of order or privilege which may be considered
at any time and are of superior dignity to other business
of the House.

MEMBERS DEEMED PRESENT
Rule 57. Any Member, having answered roll call
(taken either orally or by the voting machine) at the
opening of any daily session, or who enters after roll call
and announces his presence to the House, shall thereafter
be deemed as present unless leave of absence is obtained
from the Speaker.

MEMBERS ON LEAVE
Rule 58. Any Member obtaining leave of absence,
and having in his possession any papers relating to the
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 one-half
cents each way; but nothing shall be paid for travelling
when the witness has been summoned at the place of
hearing.

GROUNDS FOR CONTEST
Rule 60. In cases of contest for a seat in the House,
notice setting forth the grounds of such contest shall be
given by the contestant to the House within three cal-
endar days after the House first convenes, and in such
case, the contest shall be determined by majority vote as
speedily as reasonably possible.
CALENDAR OF LOCAL BILLS
Rule 61. Local bills shall be disposed of according to
the Calendar of Bills of a Local Nature and shall be
taken up and considered only at such time as shall be



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general nature or amendments thereto shall be con-
sidered at such time, except as provided in Rule 26.

STANDING COMMITTEES
Rule 62. At the commencement of each regular ses-
sion of the Legislature, the Speaker shall appoint the
membership of these standing committees:



Committee on
Committee on
Committee on
Committee on
Committee on
Committee on
Committee on



Savings & Loan Associations
State Advertising
State Institutions
State Marketing
State Prisons & Convicts
Statutory Revision
Workmen's Compensation



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



on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
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on
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Agriculture
Alcoholic Beverages
Apportionment
Appropriations
Aviation
Banks & Loans
Boards, Bureaus & Commissions
Citrus Fruit
Claims
Constitutional Amendments
Constitutional Revision
County & Municipal Government
Drainage & Water Conservation
Education-Higher Learning
Education-Public Schools
Elections
Engrossing & Enrolling
Finance & Taxation
Forestry
Game & Fresh Water Fish
Governmental Reorganization
Hotels & Restaurants
House Administration
Industrial Development
Insurance
Judiciary-Civil
Judiciary-Criminal
Judiciary-General
Labor
Livestock
Mental Health
Military & Veterans' Affairs
Motor Vehicles & Carriers
Oil, Phosphate & Minerals
Parliamentary Procedure
Pensions & Retirement
Personnel
Public Amusements
Public Health
Public Parks & Lands
Public Printing
Public Roads & Highways
Public Safety
Public Utilities
Public Welfare
Red Tide
Resolutions
Rules & Calendar
Salt Water Conservation



Each committee shall consist of not less than five nor
more than twenty-seven members, one of whom shall be
designated by the Speaker as Chairman and another
as Vice Chairman.

Committees shall meet on the call of the Chairman; or,
in his absence, the Vice Chairman, or, upon the written
request of three or more members of the committee to
the remaining members.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE
Rule 63. In all cases the House may resolve itself
into a Committee of the Whole House, and in such event
the Speaker shall leave the Chair after appointing a
chairman to preside, who shall, in case of disturbance
or disorderly conduct in the galleries or lobby, have
power to cause same to be cleared.
BILLS IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE
Rule 64. Bills committed to a Committee of the Whole
House shall be read and debated, or amended by clauses
or sections, leaving the title or preamble to be last con-
sidered. The body of said bill shall not be interlined or
defaced, but all amendments denoting the page and line
shall be entered by the Chief Clerk, who shall be Clerk
of the Committee of the Whole House, on separate paper,
as the same shall be agreed to by the Committee, and
so reported to the House. After report, the bill or other
matter may be again debated and shall be subject to be
again amended by clauses or sections. The quorum for
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 ENGROSSING & ENROLLING
Rule 65. The Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling
shall report as soon as the bills referred to it have
been engrossed or enrolled, and all bills shall be dis-
posed of in such committee in the order in which they
were referred, except when bills are ordered to be en-
grossed immediately for certification to the Senate under
waiver of the rules when such last mentioned 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
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COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Rule 67. Committees shall dispatch as expeditiously
as reasonably possible and proper the public business
assigned them. For the purpose of facilitating this, the
Speaker shall group the standing committees in such
manner as to provide each with an opportunity to meet
without conflict of its members with the meetings of other
committees to which they have been appointed. During
the first 30 calendar days of the regular legislative ses-
sion, the committees shall have reserved to them the
following days and hours of meeting:
Group One: Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m.
to 10 a.m. and, as required, Wednesday evenings.
Group Two: Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to
10 a.m. and, as required, Monday evenings.
Group Three: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m.
to 10 a.m. and, as required, Tuesday evenings.
Group Four: Mondays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to
4 p.m. and, as required, Friday evenings.
Group Five: Every legislative day, from 4 p.m. to 6
p.m. and as required on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Group Six: Tuesdays and Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4
p.m. and, as required, Thursday evenings.
Group Seven: Immediately upon adjournment.
The Committee on Rules & Calendar shall provide
a schedule of days and hours for the meeting of commit-
tees after completion of the initial 30 days of the session.
Committees shall regularly meet in the room assigned
for their use by the Sergeant-at-Arms, and notice of
such assignment shall be posted permanently on a bul-
letin board provided for this purpose in the public cor-
ridor leading into the chamber of the House. A list of
each day's regular committee meetings, together with no-
tice of special meetings when these shall have been
given to the Chief Clerk in writing by 5:30 p.m. of the
preceding legislative day, shall appear at the head of the
daily Calendar. Saturday meetings shall be announced
in the Friday Calendar when no Calendar is printed
for Saturday. Notice of regular and special meetings
shall also be given in writing by the Chairman, or by the
person authorized to call a meeting in his absence, to each
member of the committee.
Committees may meet in special session only when
this shall be possible of accomplishment without the
conflict of its members with the regularly scheduled
meetings of other committees to which they have been
appointed. Except the Committees on Parliamentary
Procedure and on Rules & Calendar, no committee
shall meet while the House is in session without special
leave.
NOTICE TO INTRODUCERS



Rule 68. The Chairman, or in his absence, the Vice
Chairman, shall cause to be given at least two hours



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

RECOMMITTING AFTER REPORT
Rule 69. All matters referred to committees shall be
reported from said committees by bill, resolution or other-
wise with their recommendations thereon, and after such
proper report no bill, resolution or other matter shall be
recommitted to any committee except by a two-thirds
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-
priations or the Committee on Finance & Taxation dur-
ing the first 30 calendar days of the session. Failure to
report a bill, joint resolution, resolution or memorial
within the prescribed period shall entitle any Member
to request that the bill, joint resolution, resolution or
memorial be placed on the Calendar together with nota-
tion of this reason for its withdrawal from the committee.
It shall be the duty of standing committees to report all
measures referred to them either (a) favorably, (b)
favorably with committee amendment, or (c) with Com-
mittee Substitute as defined in Rule 72, or (d) unfavor-
ably, but never "without recommendation."

STYLE OF COMMITTEE REPORTS:
VOTING IN COMMITTEE
Rule 71. Each report of a committee shall contain
the action of the committee on the bill or other measure
being transmitted, together with (a) the time and place
of the meeting at which the action was taken, (b) the
name and address of each person addressing the com-
mittee relative to the measure and, if an agent, the in-
terest represented, (c) the vote of each member of the
committee on each motion, (other than procedural), bill,
resolution or amendments acted upon, and (d) the Chief



Clerk shall enter upon the Journal the action of the
committee. The Journal entry shall not include those



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portions of the report previously enumerated in this
Rule as Sections (a), (b), (c). After the report has been
filed with the Chief Clerk as provided in Rule 72, it
shall be preserved for the convenient inspection of the
public during the legislative session and afterwards
delivered to the Secretary of State.
No member of a committee shall be allowed under
any circumstances to vote by proxy. A majority of
all the committee members present shall agree by
their votes upon the disposition of any bill or other
matter considered by the committee. A member shall
be expected to attend all meetings of a committee to
which he has been appointed. Failure to attend two
consecutive regular meetings, unless excused from at-
tendance in the House on those days as provided in
Rule 34, or by the Chairman of the Committee shall
constitute automatic withdrawal from the committee
and create a vacancy. Upon notification by the Chair-
man of the Committee, the Speaker shall make appoint-
ment to such vacancies.

COMMITTEE REPORTS AND
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTES
Rule 72. All favorable reports (signed by the Chair-
man, or, in his absence, the Vice Chairman) of commit-
tees on bills, joint resolutions, resolutions and memorials
shall be made on forms furnished by the Sergeant-at-
Arms and delivered to the Chief Clerk by 5:30 P.M. of
each legislative day at the desk designated therefore in
the hallway on the east side of the north wing-where
the office of the Chief Clerk is situated. These reports
must be accompanied by the original bill, joint resolu-
tion, resolution or memorial, and the titles thereof shall
be entered on the Calendar (at the appropriate reading)
and on the Journal, together with the statement that the
same was reported favorably by the committee of ref-
erence. Each report by a committee must set forth the
exact title of the measure, the name and county of the
introducer (or introducers) and, if amendments are pro-
posed by the committee, amendments shall be numbered
serially and typewritten in full. All unfavorable reports
(signed by the Chairman, or in his absence, the Vice
Chairman), of committees on bills, joint resolutions, reso-
lutions and memorials shall be returned to the Chief Clerk
in the same manner set forth for making favorable re-
ports. All bills, joint resolutions, resolutions and me-
morials reported unfavorably shall be laid on the table
but upon motion of any Member, adopted by a two-
thirds (2%) vote of the Members present, the same
may be taken from the table and placed on the Calendar
at the appropriate place.
No committee shall file a report unless the committee
has met formally at an authorized time and place. If any
matter is reported on the basis of a poll of the committee
such matters shall be automatically re-referred to the



committee.



29



A committee may, in reporting a bill, joint resolution,
resolution or memorial, draft a new measure, embrac-
ing the same general subject matter, to be returned to
the House with the recommendation that the substitute
be considered in lieu of the original measure (or meas-
ures). The substitute measure must be accompanied by
the original measure referred to the committee and re-
turned to the Chief Clerk in the same manner as the
favorable reporting of any other measure. When the
original measure is reached upon the Calendar, the sub-
stitute shall be read a first time by title. The motion
then shall be (by the Chairman or a member of the
committee offering the substitute) to take up the sub-
stitute in the place of the original. At the moment that
the House agrees by majority vote to take up the sub-
stitute, then the original shall be regarded as automati-
cally tabled in the same manner as a measure unfavor-
ably reported. The substitute shall carry the identifying
number (or numbers) of the original, and shall be re-
turned to the Chief Clerk in the same number of copies
required for first introduction of a similar measure (an
original and five exact copies for bills).
COMMITTEE MEETINGS OPEN
Rule 73. All meetings of all committees shall be open
to the public at all times, subject always to the power
and authority of the Chairman to maintain order and
decorum.

LOBBYING
Rule 74.
1. Every person, which term shall include firms, cor-
porations, associations or groups, and any office-holder,
appointee or employee of any federal, state, county, mu-
nicipal, or other governmental subdivision, board, com-
mission or agency, and their respective agents, engaging
during any session to urge the passage, defeat or modi-
fication of any legislation by the House of Representa-
tives or its committees, shall before engaging in such
activity, register as a lobbyist with the Chief Clerk of
the House.

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



3. Any person who merely appears before a commit-
tee of this House in his individual "capacity without com-



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pensation or reimbursement, to express support of or
opposition to any legislation, and shall so declare to the
Members or committee with whom he discusses any
proposed legislation, shall not be required to register as
a lobbyist but shall not be permitted upon the floor of
the House during consideration of the legislation in
which he is interested.
4. Separately from any prosecution or penalties other-
wise provided by law, any person determined by a ma-
jority of this House to have failed to comply with the
requirements of this Rule, shall be prohibited for the
duration of the session from appearing before a commit-
tee of this House.
5. The Chief Clerk shall provide blank affidavits for
the convenience of registrants but the burden of com-
pliance nevertheless always shall be upon the person
required to register.

6. Committees shall be diligent to ascertain whether
those who appear before them in other than an obviously
individual capacity have conformed with the require-
ments of this Rule, and to report violations. No commit-
teeman knowingly shall permit an unregistered lobbyist
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 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 referen-
dum. All employes of the Chief Clerk's office shall be
under his direction. He shall not permit local bills un-
accompanied 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 otherwise 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 Senate



April 6, 1955



bills of a local nature. In each of said divisions all bills
and joint resolutions shall be arranged so as to show (1)
those on third reading; (2) those on second reading. The
committee to which such bill or resolution was referred,
together with the report of same, shall be stated under
the title of each bill.

MESSAGES
Rule 77. Messages shall be transmitted to the Gov-
ernor or the Senate by the Chief Clerk.

PERMANENT JOURNAL
Rule 78. The complete Journal at the close of the
session shall be bound together under the supervision
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 approval of
the Speaker; to have charge of all property of the House
and to distribute the expendable materials of the House
to Members of the House for their official use; to cause
to be distributed daily sufficient number of Journals and
Calendars of the House to supply the demands of the
House and its Members; to comply with any order or
resolution of the House; to have supervision of the pages,
doorkeepers, janitors, messengers, and mailing clerks of
the House; to have general charge of the gallery of the
House provided for the public and maintain order therein;
to make requisition for blanks and printed stationery
which may be required by the House and distribute the
same on request of the Members; to purchase for the
use of the House, unless otherwise ordered, all articles
which shall be ordered by the House to be provided
for the use of the House, which are to be purchased,
and rent or otherwise secure any articles which are
to be rented or provided when so ordered by the House,
and to perform any special duty which may be required
by order or resolution of the House, or the Speaker
thereof in the exercise of his lawful authority. The
Committee on House Administration shall have super-
vision 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 occa-
sions where the House by Resolution; agrees to take part



in any ceremonies to be observed therein; and the



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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
hereinafter named, and none other, shall be admitted
except in the company of a Member during regular daily
sessions of the Chamber of the House, viz: The Gov-
ernor and Cabinet Members, and their private secretaries;
Judges of the Supreme Court, Members of Congress, con-
testants in election cases during the pendency of their
cases in the House, the Secretary and Sergeant-at-Arms
of the Senate, accredited members of the press, radio and
television gallery, such persons as have, by name, re-
ceived 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 employees of
the House as may be needed on public business. The
Speaker may extend the courtesy of the floor to such
other persons as he may desire by the issuance of a door
permit good only on the day indicated.

Press Gallery: Restrictions on admission. Such por-
tions of the floor as may be necessary to accommodate
representatives of the press, radio and television wishing
to report proceedings shall be set aside for their use,
and reporters, columnists and newscasters shall be ad-
mitted 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 Engross-
ing & Enrolling shall possess full authority over personnel
employed in the engrossing and enrolling department.
House stenographers not specially assigned shall be un-
der 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; pro-
vided, that any committee may require a stenographer
to attend its meetings at any time. House stenograohPbr
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 employes or attaches of the House shall,



directly or indirectly interest or concern himself or her-



self with the passage or consideration of any measure
whatsoever. If any employee or attache so interests or
concerns himself or herself with any measure it shall
be grounds for summary dismissal.

PAY FOR SPECIAL SERVICES

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

The report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar was
read in full.
Mr. Okell moved the adoption of the report.
The motion was agreed to and the report of the Committee
on Rules & Calendar was adopted.
Mr. Okell moved that the House stand in informal recess
until 11:35 A.M. for the purpose of permitting the standing
committees to meet and organize and report to the Speaker.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:14, the House stood in informal
recess.
The House reconvened at 11:40 A.M.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR
The roll was taken and the following members were recorded
present:



Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Cook
Costin



Crews Livingston
Cross Mahon
Dickinson Maness
Dukes Marshburn
Duncan McAlpin
Gibbons Merritt
Gleaton Moody
Griffin Musselman
Grimes Okell
Hathaway Orr
Herrell Page
Hopkins Papy
Home Patton
Inma Peeples
Jernigan Petersen
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pittman
Johnson, Tom Pratt
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pruitt
Jones, E. B. Putnal
Jones, O. W. Revelle
King Roberts, E. S.
Knight Roberts, H. W.
Lancaster Rowell
Land Saunders



Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Webb
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr
Youngberg .
Zelmenovitz



A quorum present.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chairmen or Vice Chairmen of the following standing
committees announced that their committees are now or-
ganized and ready to transact business: Agriculture; Alcoholic
Beverages; Apportionment; Appropriations; Aviation; Banks
& Loans; Boards, Bureaus & Commissions; Citrus Fruit;
Claims; Constitutional Amendments; Constitutional Revision;
County & Municipal Government; Drainage & Water Con-
servation; Education-Higher Learning; Education-Public
"Schools; Elections; Engrossing & Enrolling; Finance & Taxa-
tion; Forestry; Game & Fresh Water Fish; Governmental
Reorganization; Hotels & Restaurants; House Administration;
Industrial Development; Insurance; Judiciary-Civil; Judici-
ary-Criminal; Judiciary-General; Labor; Livestock; Mental
Health; Military & Veterans' Affairs; Motor Vehicles & Car-
riers; Oil, Phosphate & Minerals; Parliamentary Procedure;
Pensions & Retirement; Personnel; Public Amusements; Public
Health; Public Parks & Lands; Public Printing; Public Roads
& Highways; Public Safety; Public Utilities; Public Welfare;



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Red Tide; Resolutions; Rules & Calendar; Salt Water Con-
servation; Savings & Loan Associations; State Advertising;
State Institutions; State Marketing; State Prisons & Convicts;
Statutory Revision; and Workmen's Compensation.
Mr. Okell moved that the House now revert to the order
of Reports of Standing Committees.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 6, 1955
Honorable Ted David
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Dear Sir:
The Rules Committee having met, we respectfully report
the adoption of the following motion:
It is moved and recommended to the House that the Rules
Committee be instructed by the House to present a concurrent
resolution, recessing the House at the time of recess on Thurs-
:lay afternoon, April 7, 1955 to Monday, April 11, 1955 at
11:00 A.M.

The voting was as follows:
Ayes-Messrs. Ballinger, Beasley, Boyd, Bryant, Burton,
Cleveland, Cobb, Cook, Dickinson, Johnson, Land, Mahon,
Moody, Papy, Pruitt, Smith, Sweeny, Usina, Williams, Surles,
Okell.
Nays-None.
Respectfully Submitted,
George S. Okell
Chairman
Committee on Rules & Calendar
Mr. Okell moved the adoption of the foregoing report.
The motion was agreed to, and the report of the Committee
on Rules & Calendar was adopted.
Mr. Okell moved that the House revert to the order of Con-
sideration of Messages from the Senate.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
'ead:
Tallahassee, Florida, April 6
Flonorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir-
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
-esentatives that the Senate has passed-

By Senator Pope-

S. B. No. 1-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the
.harter of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, by providing
"or election of City Commissioners every two years, and
-hanging the terms of office to provide that at each such
electionn the two high men shall be elected for a term of
our years, and the third high man shall be elected for a
,erm of two years, and providing further that this Act shall
lot in any manner affect the term of office or any of the
,resent Commissioners.

Proof of publication attached.



E OF REPRESENTATIVES April 6, 1955

-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of publication of notice attached to Senate Bill No. 1.
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. 1 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title.
Mr. Usina requested unanimous consent to now consider
Senate Bill No. 1.

Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Usina moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 1 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 1 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Usina moved that the rules be further waived and Senate
Bill No. 1 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 1 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Coleman
Cook
Costin
Yeas-92
Nays-None.



on the passage of the bill the



Crews Land
Cross Livingston
Dickinson Mahon
Dukes Maness
Duncan Marshburn
Gibbons McAlpin
Gleaton Merritt
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Herrell Orr
Hopkins Page
Home Papy
Inman Patton
Jernigan Peeples
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen
;ohnson, Tom Pittman
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pratt
Jones, E. B. Pruitt
Jones, O. W. Putnal
King Revelle
Knight Roberts, E. S.
Lancaster Roberts, H. W.



Rowell
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Webb
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn.
The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, at the hour of 12:02 P.M., the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.













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Thursday, April 7, 1955



M he 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
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Conner



Cook Knight
Costin Lancaster
Crews Land
Cross Livingston
Dickinson Mahon
Dukes Maness
Duncan Marshburn
Gibbons McAlpin
Gleaton Merritt"
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Herrell Orr
Hopkins Page
Home Papy
Inman Patton
Jernigan Peeples
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen
Johnson, Tom Pratt
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pruitt
Jones, E. B. Putnal
Jones, O. W. Revelle
King Roberts, E. S.



Roberts, H. W.
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varm
Webb
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



A quorum present.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Murray
of Polk and Pittman of Santa Rosa from attendance upon the
session of today because of illness.
Prayer was offered by the Reverend Dr. W. T. Martin,
Assistant Chaplain.
COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
The Speaker announced the following corrections in com-
mittee appointments:
Mr. Sweeny of Volusia to the Committee on Banks & Loans.
Mr. Weinstein of St. Johns to the Committee on Livestock.
Mr. Hopkins of Escambia to the Committee on Public Safety.
Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte to the Committee on Red Tide.
CORRECTIONS OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Wednesday, April 6, was ordered corrected,
and as corrected was approved.
Mr. Bryant moved that the House now recess for such time
as is necessary for the Democratic Members of the House to
hold a caucus for the purpose of designating a Speaker and a
Speaker Pro Tempore for the 1957 House of Representatives.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 10:05 A.M., the House stood in
recess.
The House reconvened at 11:15 A.M.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded
present:
Mr. Speaker Beck Carmine Costin
Alexander Belser Chaires Crews
Allen Bishop Chappell Cross
Andrews Bodiford Cleveland Dickinson
Arrington Boyd Cobb Dukes
Ballinger Brewer Coleman Duncan
Bartholomew Bryant Conner Gibbons
Beasley Burton Cook Gleaton



Griffin Land
Grimes Livingston
Hathaway Mahon
Herrell Maness
Hopkins Marshburn
Home McAlpin
Inman Merritt
Jernigan Moody
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Musselman
Johnson, Tom Okell
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Orr
Jones, E. B. Page
Jones, O. W. Papy
King Patton
Knight Peeples
Lancaster Petersen



Pratt Sweeny
Pruitt Tillett
Putnal Turlington
Revelle Usina
Roberts, E. S. Varn
Roberts, H.W. Webb
Rowell Weinstein
Saunders Westberry
Shaffer Williams, G. W.
Sheppard Williams, J.R.A.
Shipp Williams,V.A.Jr.
Smith, S. C. Youngberg
Smith, S. N., Jr. Zelmenovitz
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles



A quorum present.
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCUR-
RENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Okell of Dade-
H. C. R. NO. 4-A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION RELAT-
ING TO ADJOURNMENT OF THE LEGISLATURE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:
That the Legislature shall stand adjourned upon adjourn-
ment by the Speaker of the House and the President of the
Senate at the morning session of Thursday, April 7, 1955,
until the hour set for convening Monday, April 11, the House
and Senate to convene on said date at 11:00 o'clock, A.M.
-was read the first time in full.
Mr. Okell moved that the rules be waived and House Con-
current Resolution No. 4 be read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 4 was read a second time in full.
Mr. Okell moved the adoption of House Concurrent Resolu-
tion No. 4.
The motion was agreed to, and House Concurrent Resolu-
tion No. 4 was adopted and ordered certified to the Senate.
By Mr. Knight of Calhoun.
H. B. No. 5-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate,
and establish State Road No. 275 in Calhoun County, Florida,
a distance of approximately fifteen miles long, as the Fuller
Warren Road.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes.
H. B. No. 6-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the
payment of ten thousand ($10,000) per annum of racing
funds for a period of seven (7) years to the Holmes County
Board of Public Instruction for construction of a gymnasium
at Poplar Springs High School; authorizing Board of Public
Instruction of Holmes County to issue warrants, revenue cer-
tificates or other evidence of indebtedness not exceeding
$70,000 at any time, in anticipation of receipt of said funds
to construct a gymnasium at Poplar Springs school and pro-
viding the general procedure in issuing such warrants, cer-
tificates or other evidence of indebtedness.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
6.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of



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Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Pruitt of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 7-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to public
aid to needy persons who are permanently and totally dis-
abled; amending Subsection (5) of Section (1) and Section
4 of Chapter 28161, Laws of Florida, 1953, relating to eligi-
bility for such assistance.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 8-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Holmes
County, Florida, to transfer surplus funds from the Road
and Bridge Fund to the Holmes County Hospital Corporation
to be used for the purpose of furnishing, maintaining, pur-
chasing of material, supplies and operating said hospital.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
8.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
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. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 9-A bill to be entitled An Act creating the
elective office of County Attorney of Holmes County, Flor-
ida; fixing the term of said office and the method of filling
same; prescribing the duties of said County Attorney and
fixing and prescribing his fees and compensation therefore.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
9.
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. Usina of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 10-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
scholarships to students for basic and advanced nursing edu-
cation in professional schools of nursing and practical
schools of nursing; value of scholarships, qualifications for
scholarships; administration of act and award of scholar-
ships by State Department of Education; providing for an
appropriation of $500,000.00; fixing effect date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations and Education-Higher Learn-
ing.
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
H. B. No. 11-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
insurance; prohibiting life insurance companies and com-
panies writing accident and sickness policies from cancelling a
policy of insurance after five years from the date of issuance
of the policy, except for nonpayment of premiums.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 12-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and
providing for the employment and compensation of a secre-
tary to each judge of the circuit court of the State of Florida



sidingg in and a resident of a county having a population of
not less than 25.000 and not more than 75,000 inhabitants,
according to the last preceding state or federal census and in
- circuit composed of not more than one county and pro-



s



Alexander Arrington Beck Bodiford
Allen Ballinger Belser Burton
Andrews Bartholomew Bishop Chaires



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viding that the compensation for such secretary shall be paid
by such county from the general revenue fund and repealing
all laws in conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
Mr. Papy moved that House Bill No. 12 be withdrawn from
the Committee on Judiciary-Civil and placed on the Calen.
dar of General Bills of Local Application.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 12 was ordered withdrawn from the Commit-
tee on Judiciary-Civil and placed on the Calendar of Gen-
eral Bills of Local Application.
By-Messrs. Duncan of Lake, Cross and Turlington of Ala-
chua, Mahon and Westberry of Duval, Crews of Baker, Andrews
of Union, Conner of Bradford, Chaires of Dixie, Lancaster of
Gilchrist, Marshburn of Levy, Roberts of Suwannee, Pruitt of
Jefferson, Jones of Madison, Ballinger and Horne of Leon
Alexander of Liberty, Shipp of Jackson, Webb of Washington
Belser of Holmes, Hopkins and Jernigan of Escambia, Allen
and Bodiford of Bay, Costin of Gulf, Knight of Calhoun, Ar-
rington and Inman of Gadsden, Jones of Taylor, Stewart of
Okaloosa, Beck of Putnam, Dickinson and Roberts of Palm
Beach, Cleveland and Williams of Seminole, Brewer and Burton
of Brevard, Smith of Indian River, King of St. Lucie, Rowell
of Martin, Stewart of Hendry, Carmine and Sheppard of Lee
Bartholomew and Youngberg of Sarasota, Pratt of Manatee,
Williams of Pasco, McAlpin of Hamilton, Bishop of Columbia,
Putnal of Lafayette, Page of Nassau, Beasley of Walton, Varn
of Hernando, Chappell of Marion, Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee,
Pittman of Santa Rosa, Usina and Weinstein of St. Johns,
Griffin of Osceola, Shaffer of Pinellas, Revelle of Wakulla,
Surles and Tillett of Polk, Coleman and Land of Orange, Smith
of DeSoto, Saunders of Clay, Jones of Collier, Livingston of
Highlands, and Mrs. Patton of Franklin.
H. B. No. 13-A bill to be entitled An Act to specifically
appropriate monies for the construction of a teaching hos-
pital as a part of the medical and nursing schools, as pro-
vided for by Sections 241.471 and 241.472, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committees on Appropriations and Education--Higher
Learning.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 14-A bill to be entitled An Act to ratify, vali-
date and confirm certain conveyances of lands heretofore
made by the Board of County Commissioners of Holmes
County.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
14.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Ballinger and Home of Leon-
H. B. No. 15-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
legislative salaries, expenses and general appropriations;
amending Sections 11.12, Subsection (2) and 11.13; providing
an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
Mr. Ballinger moved that House Bill No. 15 be withdrawn
from the Committee on Appropriations and placed on the
Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken, the result was:
Yeas:












April 7, 1955



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Coleman
Conner
Cook
Crews
Dickinson
Duncan
Gibbons
Gleaton
Hathaway
Herrell
Hopkins
Horne
"Nays:
Mr. Speaker
Beasley
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb



Inman Merritt
Jernigan Musselman
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Okell
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Page
Jones, E. B. Papy
Jones, O.W. Patton
King Peeples
Knight Petersen
Lancaster Putnal
Livingston Revelle
Marshburn Roberts, H. W.
McAlpin Saunders



Costin
Cross
Dukes
Grimes
Johnson, Tom
Land
Mahon
Maness



Moody
Orr
Pratt
Pruitt
Roberts, E. S.
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.



Shaffer
Sheppard
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Tillett
Webb
Weinstein
Williams, G. W.
Youngberg




Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Westberry
Wiliams,V.A.Jr
Williams, J.R.A.



Messrs. Carmine and Zelmenovitz asked to be recorded as
voting "Yea".
Mr. Gibbons requested that his vote be changed from "Yea"
to "Nay".
Yeas-59.
Nays-32.
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
House Bill No. 15 remained referred to the Committee on
Appropriations.
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 16-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
salaries of the Judges of the Circuit Court residing in and
a resident of a county of the State of Florida having a pop-
ulation of not less than 25,000 and not more than 75,000
inhabitants, according to the last preceding State or Fed-
eral census and in a circuit composed of not more than
one county, and providing for additional salary to be paid
from the General Revenue Fund from such county, making
the same a county purpose and repealing all laws in con-
flict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar of General Bills of Local Application.
By Mr. Costin of Gulf-
H. B. No. 17-A bill to be entitled An Act to permit Ella
Chafin Smithy to participate in the County Officer Retire-
ment System on the basis of certain periods of State and
County employment upon the payment of contributions for
such periods.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Pensions & Retirement.
By Messrs. Pruitt of Jefferson, Orr of Dade and Belser of
Holmes-
H. B. No. 18-A bill to be entitled An Act repealing sec-
tion 409.43 Florida Statutes, Chapter 409 Laws of 1953 per-
taining to appropriations for the program of public assist-
ance for the indigent permanently and totally disabled; and
providing in lieu thereof appropriations from the General
Revenue Fund.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations and Public Welfare.
Mr. Pruitt moved that House Bill No. 18, which was re-
ferred to the Committees on Appropriations and Public Wel-
fare, be withdrawn from the Committee on Public Welfare.
"The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 18 was
ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Public Wel-
fare and remained referred to the Committee on Appropria-
tions.

By Messrs. Smith of Indian River, Westberry of Duval,
Herrell of Dade and Johnson of Hillsborough-



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H. B. No. 19-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend sub-
section (2) paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of Section 443.04,
Florida Statutes, relating to unemployment compensation
benefits, by increasing maximum weekly benefit amount to
$26.00 and maximum duration to 20 weeks, and making this
Act effective upon becoming a law.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Workmen's Compensation.
By Messrs. Bryant of Marion and Shipp of Jackson-
H. B. No. 20-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
the issuance by the State Motor Vehicle Commissioner of
special license tags to the members of the United States
Congress duly elected from the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicle & Carriers.
By Messrs. Surles of Polk, Beasley of Walton, Crews of Baker,
Hopkins of Escambia, Johnson of Hillsborough and Living-
ston of Highlands-
H. B. No. 21-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to fore-
closure of mortgages; repealing Section 702.02, Florida
Statutes, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 28093, Laws of
Florida, 1953.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary--Civil.
By the Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 22-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare and
clarify legislative intent as expressed in Chapter 28165, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1953, relating to the Legislative Council
and Reference Bureau, and in Chapters 28115 and 28231,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1953, relating to powers of the
Budget Commission to determine the number and fix the
compensation of employees of the state.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By The Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 23-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 Messrs. Conner of Bradford, Hopkins of Escambia, Mus-
selman of Broward, Dickinson of Palm Beach, Cross and
Turlington of Alachua, Beck of Putnam, Williams of Hardee,
Shipp and Dukes of Jackson, Brewer of Brevard, Chap-
pell of Marion, Boyd of Lake, Cleveland and Williams of Semi-
nole, Herrell and Orr of Dade, Beasley of Walton, Arrington
of Gadsden, Allen and Bodiford of Bay, Jernigan of Escam-
bia, Putnal of Lafayette, Bishop of Columbia, Chaires of Dixie,
Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee, Stewart of Hendry, Jones of Col-
lier, Carmine of Lee, Crews of Baker, Papy of Monroe, Jones
of Taylor, Roberts of Suwannee, Knight of Calhoun, Cook of
Flagler, Horne of Leon, Varn of Hernando, Stewart of Oka-
loosa, Pittman of Santa Rosa, King of St. Lucie, Gleaton of
Citrus, Ballinger of Leon, Pruitt of Jefferson, Land of Orange,
Usina of St. Johns, Youngberg and Bartholomew of Sara-
sota, Jones of Madison, Belser of Holmes, Coleman of Orange.
Page of Nassau, Tillett and Surles of Polk, Bryant of
Marion, Smith of DeSoto, Alexander of Liberty, Johnson of
Pinellas, Weinstein of St. Johns, Roberts of Palm Beach,
Shaffer of Pinellas, Livingston of Highlands, Griffin of Osceola,
Okell of Dade, Johnson of Hillsborough and Mrs. Patton of
Franklin-
H. B. No. 24-A bill to be entitled An Act Making an ap-
propriation of twenty five thousand ($25,000) dollars to the
Junior Chamber International with headquarters at Miami
Beach in Dade County, Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-



H. B. No. 25-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide
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to provide for the establishment, acquisition or construc-
tion, equipping, maintenance and operation of a public hos-
pital at Bonifay in Holmes County, Florida, for the benefit
of the citizens and residents of Holmes County, Florida; to
provide for the appointment of trustees of said hospital cor-
poration and fix their powers and duties; to provide that
the physicians, nurses, attendants and patients in said hos-
pital shall be subject to rules and regulations of the board
of trustees of said hospital; to provide that all purchases
of supplies, equipment and materials by said hospital cor-
poration shall be had after competitive conditions shall have
been maintained; to provide for a detailed publication an-
nually of moneys received and disbursed by said hopsital
corporation; to provide for the acceptance of donations,
gifts, contributions and grants; to provide for the hospital
corporation to negotiate and enter into agreements with any
Federal or State agency lending or granting money for the
purpose of establishing, acquiring or constructing, erecting,
equipping, maintaining and operating a public hospital; to
provide for the appropriation of money and raising of rev-
enue for the establishment, acquisition or construction, main-
tenance, equipping and operation of such hospital by the
allocation to such hospital of a portion of the race track
funds which may be received by Holmes County; to pro-
vide that Holmes County, by and through its Board of
County Commissioners, shall be authorized to levy a tax of
not more than five (5) mills on all taxable real and per-
sonal property in said county for a period of twenty-five
(25) years from July 1, 1955, for the establishment, ac-
quisition or construction, maintenance, equipping and op-
eration of such hospital; to provide that Holmes County
Hospital shall have the right of eminent domain; authoriz-
ing said hospital corporation to borrow money and to issue
negotiable bonds, revenue certificates, notes, debentures, cer-
tificates of indebtedness and other obligations; to provide
that the bonds issued by said hospital corporation shall not
exceed one hundred seventy-five thousand ($175,000.00) dol-
lars; to provide for a freeholders election to be called and
held in Holmes County by Board of County Commissioners
of said county; to provide that all bonds issued by Holmes
County Hospital Corporation shall be issued only after the
same shall have been approved by the majority of the votes
cast in an election in which a majority of the freeholders,
who are qualified, registered electors in Holmes County shall
participate; to provide for the manner and method of hold-
ing said election, canvassing and ascertaining the results
thereof; to provide that said bonds, when authorized, may
be validated as prescribed by law; to provide for the sale
and issuance of said bonds; providing for the trustees of
taid Holmes County Hospital to prepare and present an-
aually on or before the first day of June to the Board of
County Commissioners an estimate of the amount of money
needed to retire the principal indebtedness and interest for
that year of outstanding bonds; to provide that it shall be
the mandatory duty of said Board of County Commissioners
to levy sufficient tax on the real and personal property in
Holmes County not to exceed five (5) mills in any one year
to retire said indebtedness in accordance with the estimate
submitted by said trustees of Holmes County Hospital Corpora-
tion; to provide for rights and remedies of the bondholders; to
provide for certain recitals and conditions to be contained
in said bonds; to provide duties and responsibilities of the
Board of County Commissioners, Tax Assessor, Comptroller
and Tax Collector in assessing, collecting and distributing
said tax levy to retire said bonded indebtedness; to pro-
vide that the bonds so issued by the Holmes County Hos-
pital Corporation are constituted legal investments for state,
county, municipal or public funds or for any bank, savings
bank, trustees, executors or any other trust or fiduciary
funds; to provide when this act becomes effective; to pro-
vide that all property owned by said Holmes County
Hospital Corporation shall be exempt from taxation of
every kind; to provide that the Board of County Com-
missioners of Holmes County may allocate to the Holmes
County Hospital Corporation any other money in its pos-
session not otherwise appropriated or allocated to other uses;
to provide that in the event that the Holmes County Hos-
pital Corporation is not formed under the provisions of this
act, for any reason, then in such event, the race track
funds pledged herein to Holmes County Hospital Corpora-
tion shall accrue and be paid to Board of County Com-
missioners of Holmes County for the use and benefit of



such board of trustees as may eventually construct and
operate a public hospital in Holmes County.
Proof of publication of notice attached to H. B. No. 25.



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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 or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By The Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 26-A bill to be entitled An Act to create a De-
partment of Corrections under the Board of Commissioners
of State Institutions; to provide for a director and two di-
visions of the department; to provide for an advisory council
on corrections and prison industries; to provide that the
Children's Commission shall be an advisory council on youth
problems; to provide for operation of prison and conserva-
tion camps; to provide for a transfer of camps from the
Road Department to the Department of Corrections; to
provide for a reception center and a system of classifica-
tion; to provide that offenders shall be committed to the
custody of the department; to provide for investigations by
the Parole Commission; to provide a state use law for the
sale of articles manufactured by prison industries; to pro-
vide for use of prisoners by other agencies and institutions
of the state; to provide for transfer and treatment of tuber-
culous prisoners and drug addicts; to provide for employ-
ment of the director by the board of commissioners of state
institutions, fixing his salary and method by which he may
be dismissed; to authorize the board to adopt regulations
relating to the duties of the department and the personnel
thereof; and for other purposes relating to the establish-
ment of a unified system of corrections for adult and ju-
venile institutions.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on State Prisons & Convicts.
By The Legislative Council-

H. B. No. 27-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 grades thirteen and fourteen to existing junior
colleges in the computation of instruction units; repealing
Subsection (3) of Section 236.04, Florida Statutes, relating
to instruction units for attendance in kindergartens; by re-
quiring each county to employ a number of teachers not
less than 95% of the instruction units calculated for such
county and upon failure so to do to have such instruction units
reduced; and making this Act effective JUly 1, 1955.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Public Schools.
By Mr. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 28-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to pro-
ceedings in replevin, amending Sections 78.01 and 78.04,
Florida Statutes; to omit reference to an affidavit.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-General.
By Mr. Hopkins of Escambia-

H. B. No. 29-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
interest rates charged by small loan businesses; amends
Section 516.14, Florida Statutes; by reducing the interest rate
to two (2%) per cent per month.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.

By Mr. Belser of Holmes-

H. B. No. 30-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
the distribution of $100,000 of racing funds to be paid to
Holmes County each year equally between the Board of
County Commissioners and County Board of Public Instruc-
tion of Holmes County; and providing an effective date.



Proof of publication of notice attached to H. B. No. 30.

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. Surles and Tillett of Polk, Beasley of Walton,
Pittman of Santa Rosa, Smith of Indian River, Shipp of Jack-
son, Burton of Brevard, Johnson of Hillsborough, Conner of
Bradford and Williams of Hardee.
H. B. No. 31-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to edu-
cation; amending Subsections (3) and (5) of Section 236.07,
Florida Statutes, relating to the method of determining the
amounts to be included for instructional salaries and for cur-
rent expenses under the Minimum Foundation Program.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Public Schools and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Boyd of Lake, Land of Orange, Cobb of Volusia,
Horne of Leon, Beasley of Walton and Usina of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 32-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
all meetings of state, county, municipal and other local boards
or commissions exercising legislative or administrative powers,
except as otherwise provided by the State Constitution, shall
be open to the general public; and providing punishment for
violation thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By Messrs. Dukes and Shipp of Jackson, Dickinson and
Roberts of Palm Beach, Pittman of Santa Rosa, Webb of
Washington, Knight of Calhoun, Johnson, Petersen and Shaf-
fer of Pinellas, Cross and Turlington of Alachua, Ballinger and
Horne of Leon, Crews of Baker, Saunders of Clay, Marshburn
of Levy, Jones of Madison, Hopkins and Jernigan of Escambia,
Allen of Bay, Chappell of Marion, Jones of Collier, Herrell of
Dade, Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee, Pruitt of Jefferson, Page
of Nassau, Beasley of Walton, and Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 33-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to edu-
cation; making an appropriation to the county board of public
instruction for purposes of capital outlay for the construction
of buildings and the purchase of equipment for the public
junior colleges in certain counties; requiring approval of the
State Board of Education of plans and specifications of such
buildings and equipment; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Public Schools and Appropriations.

By Messrs. Ballinger of Leon, Duncan of Lake, Cook of
Flagler, Orr and Herrell of Dade, and Burton of Brevard-

H. B. No. 34-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
prevention of accidents due to contact with power lines; de-
fining the terms used; providing for its administration and en-
forcement; establishing certain precautionary measures and
exemptions; prescribing penalties for violations; repealing all
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 Public Utilities.
Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough moved that House Bill No.
34, which was referred to the Committee on Public Utilities,
be also referred to the Committee on Public Safety.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 34 was or-
dered referred to the Committees on Public Utilities and Public
Safety.
By Mr. Surles of Polk--
H. B. No. 35-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sub-
section 1, Section 17.26, Florida Statutes, by changing the
Limitation on State Warrants from Six Months to One Year,
effective July 1, 1955.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By the Legislative Council--
H. B. No. 36-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section



236.04, Florida Statutes, relating to the Minimum Foundation



37



Program, by deleting reference to kindergartens and limiting
grades thirteen and fourteen to existing junior colleges in the
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 in-
struction units calculated for such county and upon failure
so to do to have such instruction units reduced; and making
this act effective July 1, 1955.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Education-Public Schools.

By Mr. Pittman of Santa Rosa-
H. B. No. 37-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to state
roads; amending Chapter 341, Florida Statutes, by adding a
section; requiring the State Road Department to erect and
replace markers and signs destroyed, damaged or lost during
construction or repair of roads.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Safety.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes--
H. B. No. 38-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Holmes
County, Florida, to transfer surplus funds from the general
revenue fund to the Holmes County Hospital Corporation to
be used for the purpose of furnishing, maintaining, purchas-
ing of material, supplies and operating said hospital.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to H. B. No. 38.
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. Johnson of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 39-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 320.08, Florida Statutes, as amended by Chapter 28186,
Acts of 1953, relating to license fees to be paid to and col-
lected by the State Motor Vehicle Commission for and upon
the registration of motor vehicles and the classification
thereof for registration purposes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Finance & Taxation and Motor Vehicles &
Carriers.

By The Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 40--A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
sections (3) and (5) of Section 11.21, and Subsection (1)
of Section 11.23, Florida Statutes, relating to the Legisla-
tive Council and Reference Bureau to provide for additional
membership on select committees of the Legislative Council
and the payment of expenses of such members and to pro-
vide a method of establishing quarters for the Legislative
Reference Bureau.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.

By the Committee on Appropriations-
H. B. No. 41--A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
State Department of Public Welfare providing for a de-
ficiency appropriation for old age assistance for the bi-
ennium of 1953-1955; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Ballinger and Horne of Leon-



H. B. No. 42-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to per
diem and traveling expenses of state officers and employees
by amending Subsections (1) and (4) of Section 112.061,
Florida Statutes, to provide an increase of per diem and
traveling expenses for state officers and employees.



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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By The Committee on Appropriations-
H. B. No. 43-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
public welfare; amending item 65 of Subsection (1) of Sec-
;ion 282.01, Florida Statutes, by amending the concluding
paragraph pertaining to the non-transferability of funds.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Legislative Council--
H. B. No. 44-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to State
budget Commission; amending Chapter 216, Florida Statutes,
ay adding new sections thereto; and amending Section 216.16,
-lorida Statutes; providing for separate budget procedure for
;he Legislature and Legislative Council and Reference Bureau.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By The Committee on Appropriations-
H. B. No. 45-A bill to be entitled An Act providing a de-
'iciency appropriation to the county schools under the Mini-
num Foundation Program, as provided by Section 236.03,
:lorida Statutes, for increased average daily attendance dur-
ng school fiscal years 1953-1954-1954-1955.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
)n the Calendar without reference.
By The Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 46-A bill to be entitled An Act to require the
State Board of Control to submit a schedule of certain fees
mnd charges for institutions of higher learning with the Legis-
ative 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-
H. B. No. 47-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
sections (3) and (8) of Section 236.07, Florida Statutes, re-
ating to the Minimum Foundation Program, by providing
t minimum salary for teachers under the program; by pro-
riding that no Minimum Foundation Program funds may be
expended for driving instruction programs, kindergartens, ad-
litional junior colleges or summer recreation programs; and
making this Act effective July 1, 1955.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
committee e on Education-Public Schools.

By Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 48-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of
Louis Fiato of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, making
in appropriation from the State Road Department of Florida
"7und to compensate him for loss sustained as the result of
damages done to his shoe shop store window by a wooden
)lock owned by the State Road Department.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
;he Committees on Claims and Appropriations.

By Messrs. Ballinger & Home of Leon-
H. B. No. 49-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of
3. Mack Humphrey, former Florida hotel and restaurant
commissioner ; providing for payment of salary due during
,he period of one (1) year and twenty (20) days during time
)f suspension; providing effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
;he Committees on Claims and Appropriations.

By Messrs. Costin of Gulf and Knight of Calhoun-



H. B. No. 50-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to with-
irawal of moneys from the Registry of the Court; amending
Section 54.05, Florida Statutes, to provide the Circuit Judge
vill not be required to countersign checks.



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H. B. No. 53-A bill to be entitled An Act to define crim-
inal sexual psychopathic persons and to provide for the com-
mitment of such persons and the procedure therefore.



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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 51-A bill to be entitled An Act to create and
establish the Holmes County Gas District, for the proper
public and governmental purpose of acquiring, constructing,
owning, operating, managing, maintaining, extending, im-
proving and financing one or more gas distribution systems,
or both, for the use and benefit of the City of Bonifay and
for the benefit of the public and other users of gas in Holmes
County and such other municipalities to which the district
may sell gas, and the citizens of Holmes County; to provide
and prescribe the territorial limits and area of service of
the district, to grant powers to the district, including the
power of eminent domain; to provide the means of exercis-
ing such powers; to provide for a board of directors, as the
governing body of the district, to exercise the powers of the
district and direct its affairs; to provide offices for the dis-
trict; to authorize the district to issue and sell bonds or
revenue certificates payable solely from the revenues of its
gas system or systems; to authorize the judicial validation of
such bonds or certificates; to provide for the execution and
delivery by the district of mortgages, deeds of trust and
other instruments of security for the benefit of the holders
of such bonds or revenue certificates; to provide for the
remedies and rights available to the holders of the bonds
or revenue certificates; to prohibit the district from any
exercise of the power of taxation; to provide that the prop-
erty and income of the district shall be tax exempt; to pro-
vide that the bonds or revenue certificates of the district
and interest thereon shall be tax exempt; to provide that
the deeds, mortgages, trust indentures and other instru-
ments of, by, or to the district shall be tax exempt; to pro-
vide for ,he use and utilization and distribution of the rev-
enues of the gas systems of the district; to exempt ihe dis-
trict, its activities and functions and the exercise of its
powers, from the jurisdiction and control of all state regula-
tory bodies and agencies; to regulate the use of the proceeds
from the sale of any bonds or revenue certificates; to make
such bonds or re enue certificates legal investments for
banks, trust companies, fiduciaries and public agencies and
bodies; to provide for the use of the public roads by the
district; to provide a covenant by the State of Florida not
to alter the provisions of this Act to the detriment of the
holders of bonds or revenue certificates of the district; and
to make provisions with respect to the acquisition, construction,
maintenance, operation, financing and refinancing of the
gas system or s systems by the district.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No
51.
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. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 52-A bill to be entitled An Act dissolving the
Board of Bond Trustees of Special Road and Bridge District B
of Holmes: County and directing payment of funds of said
district to the Board of Public Instruction of Holmes County;
providing an effective date.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill Nq
52.
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. Musselman of Broward-














The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Messrs. Williams of Seminole and Sweeny of Volusia-
H. B. No. 54-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
prevention of accidents due to contact with power lines; de-
fining the terms used; establishing certain precautionary
measures and exemptions; prescribing penalties for violations;
and providing for the effetcive date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Utilities.
Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough moved that House Bill No. 54,
which was referred to the Committee on Public Utilities, be
also referred to the Committee on Public Safety.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 54 was ordered
referred to the 'Committees on Public Utilities and Public
Safety.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes--
H. B. No. 55-A bill to be entitled An Act directing and re-
quiring the Comptroller of the State of Florida to pay to the
Board of Public Instruction of Holmes County one thousand
dollars ($1,000) of said county's race track funds each
year; which shall constitute a special band fund to be spent
only to aid such county's high school bands; providing method
of expenditure, disposition and accounting of said special band
fund.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
55.
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. Costin of Gulf-
H. B. No. 56-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to surplus
funds of Gulf County providing that the Board of County
Commissioners be authorized to deposit surplus funds with
qualified Federal Savings and Loan Associations; and pro-
viding for withdrawal procedures of deposited funds.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
56.
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. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 57-A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the
Board of Bond Trustees of Special Road and Bridge District
A, Holmes County and appropriating funds thereof to the
county road and bridge fund.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
57.
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. Knight of Calhoun--
H. B. No. 58-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to serv-
ice or execution upon Sunday, of any writ, process or war-
rant, order, judgment or decree; repealing Section 47.46,
Florida Statutes.



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



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By Mr. Okell of Dade-
H. R. NO. 59-A RESOLUTION INVITING THE MEM-
BERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
UNITED STATES CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, TO ATTEND A SESSION OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the members of this body
to meet the members of the House of Representatives of the
United States Congress from the State of Florida, all of whom
are presently in the State; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the Honorable Bob Sikes, the Honorable Charles E.
Bennett, the Honorable A. S. Herlong, Jr., the Honorable
D. R. Matthews, the Honorable James A. Haley, the Honorable
Dante B. Fascell, the Honorable William C. Cramer, the Hon-
orable Paul G. Rogers, are hereby invited to attend a session
of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida, and
to be presented to the members thereof on Monday, April 11,
1955.
-was read in full, and referred to the Committee on Reso-
lutions.
Mr. Okell moved that House Resolution No. 59 be withdrawn
from the Committee on Resolutions and placed on the Cal-
endar.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Resolution No. 59 was ordered withdrawn from the Committee
on Resolutions and placed on the Calendar.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCUR-
RENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
H. R. NO. 59-A RESOLUTION INVITING THE MEMBERS
OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED
STATES CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF FLORIDA, TO
ATTEND A SESSION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the members of this body
to meet the members of the House of Representatives of the
United States Congress from the State of Florida, all of whom
are presently in the State; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the Honorable Bob Sikes, the Honorable Charles E.
Bennett, the Honorable A. S. Herlong, Jr., the Honorable
D. R. Matthews, the Honorable James A. Haley, the Honorable
Dante B. Fascell, the Honorable William C. Cramer, the Hon-
orable Paul G. Rogers, are hereby invited to attend a session
of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida, and
to be presented to the members thereof on Monday, April 11,
1955.
-was taken up.
Mr. Okell moved the adoption of House Resolution No. 59.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 59
was adopted.
Mr. Okell moved that the rules be waived and the House
now revert to the order of Consideration of Messages from the
Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 7, 1955.
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir-



I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has adopted



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H. C. R. NO. 4.

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION RELATING TO AD-
JOURNMENT OF THE LEGISLATURE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESEN-
TATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE
CONCURRING:

That the Legislature shall stand adjourned upon adjourn-
ment by the Speaker of the House and the President of the
Senate at the morning session of Thursday, April 7, 1955,
until the hour set for convening Monday, April 11, the House
and Senate to convene on said date at 11:00 o'clock, A.M.

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

And House Concurrent Resolution No. 4 contained in the
above message was ordered enrolled.



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REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
To Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir-
Your Engrossing & Enrolling Committee to whom was
referred-
S. B. No. 1-
-begs leave to report same has been properly enrolled, signed
by the President and Secretary of the Senate, and by the
Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives,
and presented to the Governor on April 7, 1955 for his ap-
proval.
Very respectfully,
W. M. INMAN, Chairman,
Committee on Engrossing &
Enrolling.
Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 12:47 P.M., the House stood
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Monday, April 11, 1955



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



Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodifbrd
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Conner
Cook



Costin Lancaster
Crews Land
Cross Livingston
Dickinson Mahon
Dukes Maness
Duncan Marshburn
Gibbons McAlpin
Gleaton Merritt
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Herrell Orr
Hopkins Page
Home Papy
Inman Patton
Jernigan Peeples
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen
Johnson, Tom Pittman
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pratt
Jones, E. B. Pruitt
Jones, O. W. Putnal
King Revelle
Knight Roberts, E. S.



Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Webb
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W
Williams, J.R.A.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by Dr. W. T. Martin, Assistant Chaplain.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Thursday, April 7, was ordered corrected
as follows:
On page 35, column 2, line 10, counting from the bottom
of the page, after the words "Okell of Dade" strike out the
period and add the words "and Johnson of Hillsborough-"
On page 37, column 1, line 26, counting from the bottom of
the page, strike out the words "Johnson of Hillsborough".
The Journal for Thursday, April 7, as corrected, was ap-
proved.
The Speaker announced that he has excused Mr. Murray
of Polk from attendance upon the sessions of April 11, 12, 13,
14 and 15 because of illness.
COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
The Speaker announced the following corrections in com-
mittee appointments:
Mr. Williams of Hardee to the Committee on Oil, Phosphate
& Minerals.
Mr. Stewart of Hendry to the Committee on Drainage &
Water Conservation.
Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist to the Committee on Agriculture.
Mr. Ballinger of Leon has resigned from the Committee on
State Advertising and has been appointed to the Committee
on Motor Vehicles & Carriers.
Mr. Williams of Seminole asked to be recorded present.
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCUR-
RENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS.
By Messrs. Coleman and Land of Orange-
H. B. No. 60-A bill to be entitled An Act relative to counties
having a population of not less than one hundred fourteen
thousand eight hundred (114,800) nor more than one hundred
twenty thousand (120,000) inhabitants; according to the last

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official census; providing for additional beverage licenses.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar of General Bills of Local Application.
By Messrs. Herrell of Dade, Westberry of Duval, Roberts
of Palm Beach, Orr of Dade, Dickinson of Palm Beach, Okell
of Dade, and Johnson of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 61.-A bill to be entitled An Act making it a
misdemeanor to discard or abandon in any public or private
place any used refrigerator or icebox; to fix the punishment
for such act; and authorizing such punishment.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Messrs. Mahon of Duval, Boyd of Lake and Westberry
of Duval-
H. B. No. 62-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to larceny
of goods held for sale; providing that detaining a person un-
der suspicion by a peace officer, merchant, or merchant's
employee, shall not constitute an arrest; providing for ar-
rest without a warrant by a peace officer upon probable
cause, and exempting merchants or their employees from
civil or criminal liability where probable cause exists to
believe a person committed larceny of goods held for sale.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Mr. Turlington of Alachua-
H. B. No. 63-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
power of eminent domain and supplemental proceedings for
the acquisition of private property for public use; amending
Section 74.01, Florida Statutes; providing that county school
boards may take immediate possession of property involved
in any condemnation suit instituted by said board.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.

By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 64-A bill to be entitled An Act to impose the
same requirements on foreign and alien insurance companies
doing business in this state as is required of Florida insurance
companies doing business in other states and countries; repeal-
ing all laws in conflict herewith, and providing for effective
date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 65-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to fire,
casualty and surety insurance companies; prohibiting such
companies from exposing themselves to a loss from any one
risk in an amount exceeding twenty percent of its surplus to
policyholders except as provided herein; 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 Insurance.
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 66-A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit life
insurance companies from issuing and delivering in this state
as a part or in combination with any life insurance policy
any agreement or plan which provides, in addition to the
benefits arising out of the insurance, for the accumulation
of profits over a period of years, and for payment of all or
any part of such accumulated profits oily to members or
policyholders of a designated group or class who continue as
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penalties for violations and providing for the effective date
of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 67-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring employ-
ers, labor unions, associations or trustees, who receive divi-
dends, premium refunds, rate reductions, commissions, or serv-
ice fees, in connection with group insurance policies covering
employees of employers or members of labor unions or asso-
ciations, to apply that portion of such amounts which exceed
their total expenditure toward the cost of such insurance for
the sole benefit of insured employees or members; repealing all
laws in conflict herewith, and providing for effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 68-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
credit life and credit accident and health insurance; defining
such insurance and authorizing the commissioner to adopt rules
relative thereto; establishing minimum reserve requirements;
providing a penalty for a violation of this act and rules adopted
pursuant thereto, and providing for effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Messrs. Bryant of Marion, Ballinger and Horne of Leon
and Chappell of Marion-
H. B. No. 69-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to higher
education and the State Board of Control; amending Section
240.11, Florida Statutes, as amended by Section 1 of Chap-
ter 28219, Acts 1953, relating to the duties of the executive
officer of the State Board of Control.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Higher Learning.
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
H. B. No. 70-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Department of Public Welfare; amending Section 409.37,
Florida Statutes, to add a new subsection (3) to provide for
exclusions from the basis for determination of eligibility to
receive aid under the chapter.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 71-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to adop-
tions; amending Sections 72.15, 72.17, 72.18, 72.20 and 72.28,
Florida Statutes, relating to investigations prior to adop-
tion; appointment of guardian ad litem in certain circum-
stances; hearings; removal of custody of child upon denial
of adoption; repealing Section 72.19, Florida Statutes, relating
to interlocutory orders; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.

By Messrs. Dickinson and Roberts of Palm Beach, Cross
and Turlington of Alachua, Home of Leon, Sweeny of Volusia,
Arrington of Gadsden, Tillett of Polk, Knight of Calhoun,
Webb of Washington, Carmine of Lee, Stewart of Hendry,
Dukes of Jackson, Saunders of Clay, Shipp of Jackson,
Peeples of Glades, Beasley of Walton, Smith of Indian River,
Costin of Gulf, Varn of Hernando, Chappell of Marion, Conner
of Bradford, Cleveland of Seminole, Herrell and Okell of
Dade, Stewart of Okaloosa, Orr of Dade, Bryant of Marion,
Johnson of Hillsborough, Musselman of Broward, Papy of
Monroe, Marshburn of Levy, Jones of Collier, Sheppard of
Lee, Hathaway of Charlotte, and Crews of Baker-

H. B. No. 72-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to pub-
lic schools and other state supported educational institutions;



providing that all public schools and state supported educa-
tional institutions display the state flag; providing that the
County School Board shall purchase and deliver state flags
to said schools; providing an effective date.



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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.: .
Mr. Beasley asked to be recorded present.



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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Public Schools.
By Mr. Varn of Hernando-
H. B. No. 73-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
regulation of traffic on highways; amending Section 317.06,
Florida Statutes, providing for traffic control signal device
to be used between the green and red signal, and vice versa;
and providing the effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Safety.
By Messrs. Costin of Gulf, Gibbons of Hillsborough, and
Varn of Hernando-
H. B. No. 74--A bill to be entitled An Act setting the pro-
cedure for the supplying of legal services to the various state
boards, councils, commissions, departments and other agencies
and providing how appropriations shall be made; appropri-
ating funds for carrying out the provisions of this Act; re-
pealing conflicting laws, fixing effect date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By Mr. Hopkins of Escambia--
H. B. No. 75-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to com-
pensation and mileage allowed jurors, amending Section
40.24, Florida Statutes; and fixing mileage to be allowed
jurors at five cents (5c) per mile.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Judiciary-Civil and Appropriations.
By Mr. Hopkins of Escambia-
H. B. No. 76-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to in-
tangible personal property taxes; amending Section 199.11,
Florida Statutes, by the addition of Subsection (5) relating
to the assessment and collection of intangible taxes on notes,
bonds and other obligations for the payment of money se-
cured by a mortgage, deed of trust or similar instrument.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Hopkins of Escambia-
H. B. No. 77-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to aggra-
vated assault; amending Section 784.04, Florida Statutes, by
enlarging the penalties.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Mr. Brewer of Brevard-
H. B. No. 78-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to regu-
lation of traffic on highways, amending Section 317.30, Florida
Statutes, providing further limitations on driving on the left
of center of a roadway.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
Mr. Cobb moved that House Bill No. 78 be withdrawn from
the Committee on Public Roads & Highways and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 78 was or-
dered withdrawn from the Committee on Public Roads &
Highways and referred to the Committee on Judiciary-
Criminal.
By Mr. Hopkins of Escambia-
H. B. No. 79-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the pen-
alty for the crime of robbery; amending Section 1 of Chapter
28217, Acts of 1953, appearing as Section 813.011, Florida
Statutes, by replacing the minimum term of punishment in the
discretion of the court.











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By Mr. Hopkins of Escambia--
H. B. No. 80-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to pro-
ceedings for restoration of disabilities of persons adjudged to
be insane; amending Sections 62.33 and 62.34, Florida Statutes;
relating to the appearance of state attorney at hearings and
issuance of orders by circuit judge under certain circumstances.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Mr. Hopkins of Escambia-
H. B. No. 81-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
junior colleges; amending Section 242.42, Florida Statutes,
to provide that junior colleges shall be headed by a president
rather than by a dean.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Public Schools.
By Messrs. Hopkins and Jernigan of Escambia, Beasley of
Walton, Dukes and Shipp of Jackson, Pittman of Santa Rosa,
Bodiford of Bay, and Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 82-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, desig-
nate and name U. S. Highway 90 within the State of Florida
as "Old Spanish Trail"; authorizing the State Road Depart-
ment to mark such route with appropriate markers; and
providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Messrs. Surles of Polk, Bryant of Marion, and Cross
of Alachua-
H. B. No. 83-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to com-
munity college advisory committee; to provide for its mem-
bership, appointment and duties; administrative personnel
and an appropriation for necessary expenses.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Public Schools and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Ballinger and Home of Leon-
H. B. No. 84-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
State Officers and Employees Retirement System; amending
Subsection (2) of Section 121.02, Florida Statutes, defining
basis of retirement compensation; creating Section 121.031,
Florida Statutes, permitting credit for prior service under
certain conditions; amending Section 121.08, Florida Statutes,
providing for refunds of contributions; and Section 121.15,
Florida Statutes, making an appropriation to said fund.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Pensions & Retirement and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Ballinger and Horne of Leon-
H. B. No. 85-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to in-
tangible personal property taxes; amending Subsection (5)
of Section 199.31, Florida Statutes; making appropriations to
the state officers and employees and the county officers and
employees retirement systems and the cost of administering
same; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
Mr. Turlington moved that House Bill No. 85, which was
referred to the Committee on Appropriations, also be referred
to the Committee on Pensions & Retirement.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 85 was or-
dered referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Pen-
sions & Retirement.
By Messrs. Ballinger and Horne of Leon-
H. B. No. 86-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
county officers and employees retirement system; amending
Subsection (2) of Section 134.02, Florida Statutes, defining
basis of retirement compensation; creating Section 134.031,
Florida Statutes, permitting credit for prior service under



certain conditions; amending Section 134.08, Florida Statutes,
providing for refunds of contributions; and Section 134.15,
Florida Statutes, making an appropriation to said fund.



The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Pensions & Retirement and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Brewer of Brevard, Jones of Collier, Varn of Her-
nando, Webb of Washington, and Beck of Putnam.
H. B. No. 87-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Milk Commission; repealing Chapter 501, Florida Statutes;
and to provide for closing of the affairs of the Milk Commis-
sion; for the disposition of property and funds in its hands;
and for the closing of all business of said commission.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Boards, Bureaus & Commissions.
Mr. Usina moved that House Bill No. 87, which was referred
to the Committee on Boards, Bureaus & Commissions also
be referred to the Committee on Public Health.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken, the result was:



Yeas:
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Beasley
Bodiford
Carmine
Chaires
Cleveland
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Dickinson
Nays:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Bartholomew
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Chappell
Yeas-51
Nays-40



Dukes
Duncan
Hathaway
Herrell
Hopkins
Inman
Jernigan
Jones, E. B.
Jones, O. W.
King
Knight
Land
Livingston



Mahon
Maness
Marshburn
McAlpin
Merritt
Musselman
Okell
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peeples
Pittman
Pruitt



Coleman Johnson, Tom
Costin Jones, D. C.,Jr.
Crews Lancaster
Cross Moody
Gibbons Petersen
Gleaton Pratt
Griffin Putnal
Grimes Revelle
Home Shaffer
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Smith, S. C.



Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Saunders
Sheppard
Shipp
Stewart, E. L.
Usina
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams,V.A.Jr
Zelmenovitz



Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Varn
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A,
Youngberg



The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 87 was ordered
referred to the Committees on Boards, Bureaus & Commissions
and Public Health.
By Messrs. Bryant and Chappell of Marion, Land and Cole-
man of Orange, Surles and Tillett of Polk, Smith of Indian
River, Cobb of Volusia, Cleveland and Williams of Seminole,
Allen and Bodiford of Bay,, Bartholomew and Youngberg of
Sarasota, Beasley of Walton, Beck of Putnam, Belser of Holmes,
Boyd of Lake, Brewer and Burton of Brevard, Bishop of Colum-
bia, Carmine and Sheppard of Lee, Conner of Bradford, Costin
of Gulf, Crews of Baker. Dickinson and Roberts of Palm Beach,
Moody, Johnson and Gibbons of Hillsborough, Gleaton of
Citrus, Grimes and Pratt of Manatee, Okell, Orr and Herrell of
Dade, Hopkins and Jernigan of Escambia, Inman of Gadsden,
Petersen, Johnson and Shaffer of Pinellas, Jones of Collier,
Jones of Taylor, King of St. Lucie, Knight of Calhoun, Lan-
caster of Gilchrist, Livingston of Highlands, Mahon, Westberry
and Maness of Duval, Marshburn of Levy, McAlpin of Hamil-
ton, Merritt of Sumter, Musselman and David of Broward,
Papy of Monroe, Peeples of Glades, Pittman of Santa Rosa,
Pruitt of Jefferson, Putnal of Lafayette, Revelle of Wakulla,
Roberts of Suwannee, Stewart of Okaloosa, Usina and Wein-
stein of St. Johns, Varn of Hernando, Williams of Hardee,
Williams of Pasco, Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee, Mrs. Patton of
Franklin, Messrs. Cross of Alachua and Webb of Washington.

H. J. R. NO. 88-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING
AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV, ADDING A NEW SEC-
TION TO BE ENUMERATED OR RENUMBERED BY THE
SECRETARY OF STATE, RELATING TO CREATING THE











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OFFICE OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AND PROVIDING
FOR HIS POWERS, DUTIES, ELECTION, AND SALARY
AND THAT THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SHALL SUC-
CEED THE GOVERNOR IN CASE OF IMPEACHMENT, RE-
MOVAL, DEATH, RESIGNATION OR INABILITY OF THE
GOVERNOR.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the constitution of the state of Florida be amended
and the same is hereby agreed to and shall be submitted to
the electors of the state of Florida for ratification or rejec-
tion at the general election to be held on the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in November of 1956 as follows:
ARTICLE IV. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Section ............ Lieutenant governor, duties, etc.-
There is hereby created the office of lieutenant governor,
who shall be elected as herein prescribed beginning in 1960.
Each candidate for governor shall at the time of qualifying
as a candidate for such office, also qualify a candidate for
the office of lieutenant governor, which candidate for lieu-
tenant governor shall have the qualifications for eligibility
for the office of governor and who shall consent to being
qualified as a candidate for lieutenant governor in such man-
ner as shall be prescribed by the legislature.
The names of such candidates for governor and lieutenant
governor shall be printed together on primary election ballots
and shall be voted on as one candidate.
The governor may delegate to such lieutenant governor
in a manner prescribed by law any duties relating to the
office of governor and in the performance of such duties
the lieutenant governor shall have the same power relative
thereto as the governor, but any such delegation of duty
may be revoked by the governor in a manner prescribed by
law, and it shall be the duty of the lieutenant governor to
do and perform such duties as shall be delegated to him by
the governor.
The compensation of the lieutenant governor shall be pre-
scribed by law and shall not be decreased during his term
of office.
In case of the death of the governor-elect or upon his
failure to qualify for the office of governor, the lieutenant
governor shall take such office the same as if he had been
elected thereto, and in case of the impeachment of the gov-
ernor, his removal from office, death, resignation or inability
to discharge his official duties, after the first Tuesday after
the first Monday in January of 1961, the powers and duties of
governor shall devolve upon the lieutenant governor for the
residue of the term or until the disability shall cease; and
in case of the impeachment, removal from office, death, resig-
nation or inability of the lieutenant governor after he shall
assume the duties of governor the powers and duties of such
office shall devolve upon the secretary of state, who, how-
ever, shall not be required to relinquish his commission as
secretary of state: But should there be a general election for
members of the legislature during such vacancy in the office
of governor and lieutenant governor, an election for governor
and lieutenant governor to fill the remainder of the term
shall be had at the same time.
The lieutenant governor may be impeached on the same
grounds and by the same procedure as prescribed for impeach-
ment of the governor.
The legislature shall enact such laws as shall be necessary
to fully effectuate this section.

All provisions of the constitution and all statutes in conflict
therewith are hereby repealed and declared to be of no
effect.

-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Amendments.

By Messrs. Crews of Baker, Turlington and Cross of Alachua,



Allen and Bodiford of Bay, Conner of Bradford, Brewer and
Burton of Brevard, Knight of Calhoun, Hathaway of Charlotte,
Gleaton of Citrus, Saunders of Clay, Jones of Collier, Bishop



April 11, 1955



of Columbia, Orr and Herrell of Dade, Chaires of Dixie, Cook
of Flagler, Inman and Arrington of Gadsden, Lancaster of
Gilchrist, Peeples of Glades, McAlpin of Hamilton, Williams of
Hardee, Stewart of Hendry, Varn of Hernando, Livingston of
Highlands, Johnson of Hillsborough, Belser of Holmes, Smith of
Indian River, Dukes and Shipp of Jackson, Pruitt of Jefferson,
Putnal of Lafayette, Boyd and Duncan of Lake, Carmine and
Sheppard of Lee, Horne and Ballinger of Leon, Marshburn of
Levy, Alexander of Liberty, Jones of Madison, Bryant and
Chappell of Marion, Rowell of Martin, Page of Nassau, Stewart
of Okaloosa, Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee, Coleman of Orange,
Griffin of Osceola, Dickinson and Roberts of Palm Beach, Wil-
liams of Pasco, Petersen, Johnson and Shaffer of Pinellas,
Surles and Tillett of Polk, Beck of Putnam, Usina and Wein-
stein of St. Johns, King of St. Lucie, Pittman of Santa Rosa,
Youngberg and Bartholomew of Sarasota, Cleveland and Wil-
liams of Seminole, Merritt of Sumter, Roberts of Suwannee,
Cobb of Volusia, Beasley of Walton, Webb of Washington,
Revelle of Wakulla, Costin of Gulf and Mrs. Patton of Frank-
lin-
H. B. No. 89-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the
establishment of a branch of the Florida State Hospital in
Baker County, Florida, on lands to be deeded to the state by
Baker County.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on State Institutions.
Mr. Hopkins moved that House Bill No. 89, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on State Institutions, also be referred
to the Committee on Mental Health.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Crews moved that the motion by Mr. Hopkins be laid
on the table.



A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken (
the result was:
Yeas:



Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Nays:
Mr. Speaker
Boyd
Cleveland
Costin
Gibbons
Grimes
Herrell
Yeas-67.



Cobb
Coleman
Conner
Cook
Crews
Cross
Dickinson
Dukes
Duncan
Gleaton
Griffin
Hathaway
Horne
Inman
Johnson, Tom
Jones, D. C.,Jr.
Jones, E. B.



on the motion to lay on the table,



Jones, O. W.
King
Knight
Lancaster
Land
Livingston
Mahon
Marshburn
McAlpin
Merritt
Musselman
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peeples
Pruitt
Putnal



Hopkins Petersen
Jernigan Pittman
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt
Maness Roberts, E. S.
Moody Rowell
Okell Shaffer
Page Smith, S. N., Jr.



Revelle
Roberts, H. W.
Saunders
Sheppard
Shipp
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Webb
Weinstein
Zelmenovitz



Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg



Nays-25.
The motion to lay on the table was agreed to, and House
Bill No. 89 was referred only to the Committee on State Insti-
tutions.
By Mr. Surles of Polk--
H. B. No. 90-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
adoption of adult law; amending Section 72.34, Florida Statutes,
by eliminating the five (5) year custody requirement; setting
effective date.

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



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By Mr. Sweeny of Volusia-
H. B. No. 91-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of
Lloyd T. Everett.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims and Appropriations.
By Mr. Mahon of Duval-
H. C. R. No. 92-A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROVID-
ING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF AN INTERIM COMMIT-
TEE TO STUDY A PROPOSED REVISION OF THE STATE
CONSTITUTION AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION
THEREFORE.
WHEREAS, during the seventy years since the adoption of
our state constitution, the economic and social conditions of
the people of Florida have gone through an evolution and
change unequalled in any like period in history, and
WHEREAS, amendments to the constitution have been
adopted at various times through the years without logical
relationship to subject matter until at the present time, this
our most important guarantee of rights and liberties, has be-
come a puzzle in many of its concepts, and
WHEREAS, many sections in the constitution are contra-
dictory in language and vague to such an extent in meaning
that there exists a state of confusion resulting in hardships,
delays and injustices as well as the necessity of judicial inter-
pretations, and
WHEREAS, there is recognized a need to eliminate obsolete,
conflicting and unnecessary provisions, and
WHEREAS, much work, study and planning must necessarily
be done as an integral part of any such revision; NOW,
THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
THE SENATE CONCURRING:
Section 1. Within sixty (60) days after the adjournment
of the 1955 regular session of the Legislature, there shall be
appointed a committee of fifty (50) members. Thirteen (13)
shall be appointed from the membership of the House by the
speaker; thirteen (13) members of the Senate by the president,
and twenty-four (24) members shall be appointed by the gov-
ernor.
Section 2. The committee shall prepare e for submission to
the 1957 Legislature, proposed revisions of articles of the con-
stitution, excepting those sections relating to homestead ex-
emptions, distribution of receipts from taxesto tohe counties
and the apportionment of membership in the Legislature.
Section 3. It shall be the duty of the committee to meet,
organize and elect a chairman, necessary officers and subcom-
mittees in such manner as shall be compatible to the most effi-
cient and early dispatch of the business of the committee.
Section 4. The said committee in performing its duties and
responsibilities shall study and consider recommendations from
the governor, the supreme court and members of the executive
department of the state government, as to proposed material
for inclusion in its report.
Section 5. There shall be rendered to the committee in
carrying out its duties all possible aid and assistance by the
various state departments upon request by the committee,
its officers or agents. The legislative reference bureau shall
cooperate with the committees and shall render all possible
material and personnel aid and assistance to the committee
when requested.

Section 6. The membership of the committee shall be paid
only the necessary travel and subsistence when attending meet-
ings called by the chairman or chairmen of sub-committees.
For this purpose and for the payment of necessary clerical,
postage and other expenses of the committee, there is hereby
appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand ($25,000) dollars.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Commit-
tees on Constitutional Revision and Appropriations.
By Mr. Costin of Gulf-



H. B. No. 93-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to counties



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and Appropriations, be withdrawn from those committees
and placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
Without objection, consideration of the motion was tem-
porarily deferred.



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having a population of more than seven thousand (7,000) and
less than seven thousand six hundred (7,600) inhabitants ac-
cording to the latest official census; providing for the salary
of the superintendents of public instruction; repealing Chap-
ter 28386, Acts of 1953; setting effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar of General Bills of Local Application.
By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden-
H. B. No. 94-A bill to be entitled An Act validating the sal-
aries paid to the county superintendents of public instruction
for the fiscal years 1950-51, 1951-52, and 1952-53; salary and
mileage paid to members of county boards of public instruc-
tion, April through December, 1950; in counties having a popu-
lation of not less than thirty six thousand four hundred
(36,400) and not more than thirty eight thousand one hundred
(38,100) according to the last federal census; providing effec-
tive date.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar of General Bills of Local Application.
By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden-
H. B. No. 95-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
liens in favor of operators of hospitals in any county of this
state having a population of not less than thirty-six thousand
four hundred (36,400) and not more than thirty-eight thou-
sand (38,000) according to the last preceding offi ial census;
upon causes of action, suits, claims, counterclaims and de-
mands accruing to patients therein, or their legal representa-
tives, and upon judgments, settlements and settlement agree-
ments, on account of illness or injuries of such patients, for
all reasonable charges for hospital care, treatment and main-
tenance necessitated by such illness or injuries; providing
for method of perfecting and enforcing such liens, and re-
covery of costs, attorney's fees and expenses, and where suits
thereon may be maintained; forbidding recovery of damages
for hospital care, treatment and maintenance, unless claimant
therefore has paid costs thereof except in certain cases; pro-
viding for intervention by lienholder and verdict and judg-
ment in favor of lienholder in certain cases; requiring claims
for lien to be recorded and fees for recording; providing that
no release or satisfaction shall be valid as against lien unless
lienholder joins therein or executes release; providing that
acceptance of release or satisfaction of any cause of action,
suit, claim, counterclaim, demand or judgment and any settle-
ment in absence of release or satisfaction of lien shall prima
facie constitute impairment of such lien, and giving lien-
holder right of action at law for damages on account of such
impairment, and providing for recovery from one accepting
release or satisfaction or making settlement; exempting from
provisions of this Act matters within purview of Workman's
Compensation Act of this state.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar of General Bills of Local Application.
By Messrs. Duncan and Boyd of Lake-
H. B. No. 96-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Oklawaha Basin Recreation and Water Conservation and Con-
trol Authority of Lake County to enter into an agreement with
the trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State
of Florida for the purpose of procuring assistance from said
trustees in carrying out the purposes for which said authority
was created as defined in Chapter 29222, Special Acts of 1953;
and providing an effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to H. B. 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.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Drainage & Water Conservation and Appro-
priations.
Mr. Duncan moved that House Bill No. 96, which was re-
ferred to the Committees on Drainage & Water Conservation












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By Mr. Jones of Collier-
H. B. No. 97-A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit spear
fishing in all of the waters of Collier County, Florida; pro-
viding penalty for violations; providing for referendum at
next general election.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Ballinger and Home of Leon-
H. B. No. 98-A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish justice
districts in Leon County, Florida, and providing for a ref-
erendum.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Local Calendar.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS OF GENERAL NA-
TURE AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND READING.
Mr. Moody moved that consideration of House Bills Nos.
41, 43 and 45 be temporarily deferred.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE GENERAL BILLS OF LOCAL
APPLICATION FOR SECOND READING.
H. B. No. 12-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and
providing for the employment and compensation of a secre-
tary to each judge of the circuit court of the State of Florida
residing in and a resident of a county having a population of
not less than 25,000 and not more than 75,000 inhabitants,
according to the last preceding state or federal census and in
a circuit composed of not more than one county and pro-
viding that the compensation for such secretary shall be paid
by such county from the general revenue fund and repealing
all laws in conflict herewith.
-was taken up.
Mr. Papy moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 12 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 12 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Papy moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 12 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. 12 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Brewer
Bryant
Carmine
Chaires
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Conner
Cook
Costin



Crews
Cross
Dickinson
Dukes
Gibbons
Gleaton
Grimes
Hathaway
Herrell
Hopkins
Horne
Inman
Johnson,C.R.Jr
Jones, D. C.,Jr.
Jones, E. B.
Jones, O. W.
King
Knight
Lancaster
Land
Livingston
Mahon



Maness
Marshburn
McAlpin
Merritt
Moody
Musselman
Okell
Orr
Page
Papy
Peeples
Petersen
.Pittman
Pratt
Pruitt
Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Saunders
Shaffer



Yeas-85.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was
to the Senate.



Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Usina
Varn
Webb
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



ordered certified



H. B. No. 16-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
salaries of the Judges of the Circuit Court residing in and
a resident of a county of the State of Florida having a pop-
ulation of not less than 25,000 and not more than 75,000



April 11, 1955



inhabitants, according to the last preceding State or Fed-
eral census and in a circuit composed of not more than
one county, and providing for additional salary to be paid
from the General Revenue Fund from such county, making
the same a county purpose and repealing all laws in con-
flict herewith.
was taken up.
Mr. Papy moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 16 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 16 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Papy moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 16 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. 16 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:



Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Brewer
Bryant
Carmine
Chaires
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Conner
Cook
Costin



Crews Maness Sheppard
Cross Marshburn Shipp
Dickinson McAlpin Smith, S. C.
Dukes Merritt Smith, S. N., Jr.
Gibbons Moody Stewart, C. D.
Gleaton Musselman Stewart, E. L.
Grimes Okell Surles
Hathaway Orr Sweeny
Herrell Page Tillett
Hopkins Papy Usina
Horne Peeples Varn
Inman Petersen Webb
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pittman Weinstein
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pratt Westberry
Jones, E. B. Pruitt Williams, G. W.
Jones, O. W. Putnal Williams, J.R.A.
King Revelle Williams,V.A.Jr.
Knight Roberts, E. S. Youngberg
Lancaster Roberts, H. W. Zelmenovitz
Land Rowell
Livingston Saunders
Mahon Shaffer



Yeas-85.
Nays-None.

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

CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE LOCAL BILLS
FOR SECOND READING
Mr. Belser moved that consideration of House Bills Nos. 6,
8, 9, 14, 25, 30, 38, 51, 52, 55 and 57 be temporarily deferred.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
H. B. No. 56-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to surplus
funds of Gulf County providing that the Board of County
Commissioners be authorized to deposit surplus funds with
qualified Federal Savings and Loan Associations; and pro-
viding for withdrawal procedures of deposited funds.

-was taken up.
Mr. Costin moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 56 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 56 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Costin moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 56 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, 56 was read a third time in full.

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











April 11, 1955



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Conner
Costin



Crews Maness Sheppard
Cross McAlpin Shipp
Dickinson Merritt Smith, S. C.
Dukes Moody Smith, S. N., Jr.
Gibbons Musselman Stewart, C. D.
Gleaton Okell Stewart, E. L.
Grimes Orr Surles
Hathaway Page Sweeny
Hopkins Papy Tillett
Horne Peeples Turlington
Inman Petersen Usina
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pittman Varn
Johnson, Tom Pratt Webb
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pruitt Weinstein
Jones, E. B. Putnal Westberry
Jones, O. W. Revelle Williams, G. W.
King Roberts, E. S. Williams, J.R.A.
Knight Roberts, H. W. Williams,V.A.Jr.
Lancaster Rowell Youngberg
Land Saunders Zelmenovitz
Mahon Shaffer



Yeas-83.
Nays-0.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
Mr. Surles moved that a committee be appointed to escort
the United States Congressmen from Florida into the House
Chamber, who, pursuant to House Resolution No. 59, were
invited to attend today's session of the Florida House of
Representatives.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Surles of Polk,
Okell of Dade and Bryant of Marion as the committee which
escorted the United States Congressmen from Florida into
the House Chamber where they were seated with Representa-
tives from their Congressional Districts.
The following telegram from the Honorable Charles E.
Bennett, Member of Congress from the Second Congressional
District of Florida, was read:
"Regret exceedingly that urgent conferences with con-
stituents in Jacksonville which cannot be postponed preclude
my coming to Tallahassee. I deeply appreciate the kind and
hospitable invitation. Best regards."
Mr. Okell moved that committees be appointed to escort
each of the United States Congressmen to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
The Speaker appointed Messrs. Stewart of Okaloosa, Webb
of Washington and Knight of Calhoun as the committee which
escorted the Honorable Robert F. (Bob) Sikes, Member of Con-
gress from the Third Congressional District, to the rostrum
where he was presented to the Membership of the House by
Mr. Stewart.
The Speaker appointed Messrs. Duncan of Lake, Bryant of
Marion and Williams of Seminole as the committee which
escorted the Honorable A. S. Herlong, Jr., Member of Con-
gress from the Fifth Congressional District, to the rostrum
where he was presented to the Membership of the House by
Mr. Duncan.
The Speaker appointed Messrs. Tillett of Polk, Pratt of Man-
atee, Hathaway of Charlotte and Bartholomew of Sarasota as
the committee which escorted the Honorable James A. Haley,
Member of Congress from the Seventh Congressional District,
to the rostrum where he was presented to the Membership of
the House by Mr. Tillett.
The Speaker appointed Messrs. Cross of Alachua, Roberts of
Suwannee and Conner of Bradford as the committee which
escorted the Honorable D. R. Matthews, Member of Congress
from the Eighth Congressional District, to the rostrum where
he was presented to the Membership of the House by Mr. Cross.



47



The Speaker recognized Mr. Land of Orange who intro-
duced Mrs. Dante B. Fascell, wife of the Member of Congress
from the Fourth Congressional District of Florida, to the
Membership of the House.
The Speaker appointed Messrs. Okell of Dade, Papy of Mon-
roe and Mahon of Duval as the committee which escorted the
Honorable Dante B. Fascell, Member of Congress from the
Fourth Congressional District, to the rostrum where he was
presented to the Membership of the House by Mr. Okell.
The Speaker appointed Messrs. Dickinson of Palm Beach,
Musselman of Broward and Stewart of Hendry as the commit-
tee which escorted the Honorable Paul G. Rogers, Member of
Congress from the Sixth Congressional District, to the rostrum
where he was presented to the Membership of the House by
Mr. Dickinson.
Mr. Okell moved that the House now revert to the order of
Consideration of Messages from the Senate.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1955.
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By the Committee on Appropriations-
S. B. No. 31-A bill to be entitled An Act providing a defici-
ency appropriation to the County Schools under the Minimum
Foundation Program, as provided by Section 236.03, Florida
Statutes, for increased average daily attendance during school
fiscal years of 1953-54-1954-55.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 31 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title.
Being a companion to House Bill No. 45 now on the calen-
dar, Senate Bill No. 31 was ordered placed on the calendar
without reference.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling to which was
referred-
H. C. R. No. 3.
H. C. R. No. 4.
-begs leave to report same have been properly enrolled,
signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Repre-
sentatives, and by the President and Secretary of the Senate,
and presented to the Governor on April 11, 1955.
Very respectfully,
W. M. INMAN,
Chairman Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling.
Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 12:50 P.M., the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.








REGISTRATION UNDER HOUSE RULE SEVENTY-FOUR FROM APRIL 5 THROUGH 5:00 P. M., APRIL 8



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



Adams, Karl R.,
Tallahassee ......... .
Alford, Julian R.,
Tallahassee..........
Alford, Julian R.,
Tallahassee. ....... .
Alford, Julian R,,
Tallahassee ..........
Anderson, Agnes E. M.,
Orlando.............



Bevis, Charlie,
Tallahassee ........ .
Blackwell, W. L., Jr.,
Miami ................
Bolles, George C., Jr.,
Miami .. .....
Bolles, George C., Jr.,
M iami ..............
Brooks, Charles A.,
Tallahassee..........
Butler, Gordon T.,
Jacksonville. .......
Capelouto, Reuben,
Tallahassee.........
Cooper, John,
Jacksonville .........

Culpepper, J. B.,
Tallahassee..........

Damsel, Dr. Charles H.,
Apopka.............

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

Dixon, L. P.,
M iami............. .

Dauer, Manning J.,
Gainesville..........

Friedman, Howard J.,
Tallahassee..........
Fuqua, Ben H.,
M iami..............
Gregory, Paul,
Quincy..............
Hafner, E. R.
Tallahassee ..........
Henderson, Ed,
Tallahassee........ ..
Hill, Emmet L.,
Tallahassee. .........



Attorney. ............
Attorney..............
Attorney . . . .

Attorney ...............
Florida State Nurses
Assn., Orlando.........



Southeastern Fisheries
Assn., Jacksonville......

Attorney. ..............

Attorney. ..............

Attorney...............


Florida League of Munic-
ipalities, Jacksonville ...


Southern Bell Telephone
& Telegraph Co.,
Jacksonville. ..........

....................



I.B.E.W.-A.F.L., Sanford

Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainmen,
Cleveland, Ohio........



. ..... ..... .... ... ....
Florida Power & Light,
M iami...............

Lawyer.................

Florida Sheriff's Assn.....

Florida Education Assn...

..... .. .. ......



Dept. of Public Safety....

Governor's Office..
Florida State Retailers
Assn., Orlando.........
D. Mack Humphrey,
Tallahassee ............
Florida State Nurses
Assn., Orlando.........



Sam e... . ........ . .
Florida Savings, Building
& Loan League, Orlando
Florida League of Credit
Unions, Inc., Miami....
Cuna Mutual Insurance
Society, Miami....
State Treasurer and In-
surance Commissioner...

Sam e...................
Florida Pest Control
Assn., Inc., Leesburg... .


Same.................
State Board of Control for
Institutions of Higher
Learning..............
Florida Naturopathic
Physicians Assn.,
Tampa................
System Council of
I.B.E:W.-A.F.L.,
Sanford........ .


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



Department of Education

Sam e...................

Gulf Power Co...........

Same, Tallahassee. ....

Same, Tallahassee.......
Florida Board of Parks &
Historic Memorials.....



Legislative Consultant....

Legislative Consultant....
Professional Organization
of Nurses ..............


Commercial Seafood In-
dustry of Florida.......
Savings and Loan in-
dustry. ...............

Credit Unions....... ..

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


Representing Florida
League of Municipalities

Structural pest control..



Session .........

Session.........

Session .. ......



Session .. ......

Annual.. . .

Session.........

Session .. .....


Session .........
Session.........
Session ,...



Telephone industry ...... Session.........



Naturopathic Physicians.. Session........



Labor legislation.......

Labor and safety to
trainmen. .............
Presidential Preferential
Primary Law..........



Public Utility..........

Electric Power..........

Law enforcement........

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



Session .........


Session .........

April 6, 1955....



Session.........

Session.........

Session...... .

Session ........ .



Association .......
D. Mack
Humphrey. ....

Association. ......



Association .......

The League........

Association .. ....

Association ..... .



The League.......
President of Asso-
ciation ..........

Florida Manager of
Company........



President of Asso-
ciation ..........


I.B.E.W.-A.F.L....


Brotherhood ......




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

Gulf Power Co....

Association .. ....

Association .......



Public Safety

Administration's Program
Any pertaining to merchants,
salary relief bill
Any pertaining to merchants,
salary relief bill
Amendments to the existing law
controlling nursing practice of
the State of Florida. Offering
appropriation bills for Scholar-
ships in Nursing Education
Any pertaining to salt water
conservation

Any affecting mortgage loans

Any pertaining to Credit Unions

Any pertaining to Insurance

Any pertaining to the department

Municipal
Any relating to structural pest
control


Communications

Any pertaining to higher educa-
tion


Any pertaining to public health


Labor legislation
Any pertaining to labor, safety,
insurance or infringement on
membership
Presidential Preferential Primary
Law and aendmdment to elec-
tion code

Education

Any affecting public utilities

None
Any pertaining to law enforce-
ment

Public Schools
Any pertaining to Parks and
Memorials



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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



Hunt, Lida Lee,
Jacksonville..... .

Jibb, William F.,
Tallahassee ..........
Jibb, William F.,
Tallahassee ..... ....
Johnson, Tom C.,
Tampa........... ...
Johnston, Harry A.,
West Palm Beach...
Jones, Laurens G.,
Tampa..............

Jopling, Wallace M.,
Lake City...........

Judy, Dick W.,
St. Petersburg.......
Kehoe, Walter,
Tallahassee. .... ....
Korbly, Charles A.,
Orlando....... ......
Lantaff, William C.,
Miami ..............
Livingston, Arch,
Tallahassee ..........
Livingston, Arch,
Tallahassee..... ....
Livingston, Arch,
Tallahassee ..........
MacWilliams, Alex,
Vero Beach...........
McClane, T. K., Jr.,
Winter Park.........
McKay, R. S.,
Tampa.............
Madigan, John A., Jr.,
Tallahassee ..........
Marsicano, Ralph A.,
Tampa..............
Marsicano, Ralph A.,
Tampa..............
Mawhinney, B. J.,
Tallahassee ..........

Maxwell, Oliver C.,
Tampa..............
Merritt, W. S.,
Miami ............ ..
Miller, Herbert W.,
Tallahassee..........


Milligan, J. M.,
Orlando .............

Mills, Charles F.,
Coral Gables.........



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

County of Palm Beach...

Attorney..................



Florida Funeral Directors
Assn., Jacksonville......

Same, Tallahassee.......
Florida Lumber & Mill-
work Assn., Jacksonville

Same, Tampa...........
Board of County Commis-
sioners West Palm Beach
Hillsborough County Ed-
ucation Assn., Tampa...



Florida Railroad Assn.... Same, Tallahassee.......



Florida Power Corp......
Social Security Admin-
istration ...........
American Fire & Casu-
alty Co...............

Hialeah Race Course, Inc.
Florida Used Car Dealers'
Assn.. .. .......
Florida Mobile Home
A ssn..................

Florida Car Rental Assn..

Florida Farm Bureau
Federation............



City of
Tampa...............
Florida League of
Municipalities...... .



Attorney ..... .........
U.S. Brewers' Founda-
tion .... .. ............



Hudson & Cason,
Attorneys ...........



Same, St. Petersburg.....

Same, Tallahassee.......

Same, Orlando ..........

Same, Hialeah...........

Same, Tallahassee.......

Same, Tallahassee.......

Same, Tallahassee .......
Gulfstream Park Racing
Association, Hallandale..

Same, Winter Park. .....
Florida Assn. of Insurance
Agents, Tampa..... ...
Florida Sheriffs Assn.,
Tallahassee .. .....

Same, Tampa ...........

Same, Jacksonville.......

Comptroller's Office......

Hillsborough County Ed-
ucation Assn., Tampa...

Same, New York........
Florida Industrial
Commission .........


State Democratic Exec-
utive Committee,
Orlando...............
Dade County Commis-
sioners, Miami.........



Trade Association........ Session......... Association ....



General Membership .....

General membership.....

Fire, casualty, and safety.
Political subdivision of
Florida . . . .

General school legislation.

Any matters affecting
railroads..............

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

Social Security ..........

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

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

Legislative Consultant....

Legislative Consultant....

Legislative Consultant....

Horse Racing.........

Farmer's Organization....
Fire, casualty, and
safety .................

Law enforcement........

Municipalities ......... .

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



General school legislation.

Director of Foundation...





Party legislat ion .......
Dade County Commis-



Session .........

Session. ........

Session........ .

Session .........

Session........ .

Session .........


Session........ .

Session........ .

Session.........
Annual and
Session .......

Session........ .

Session.... .....

Session .........

Session........ .

Session.........

Session. . .

Session. . .

Session .........

Session. ........



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

Permanent......





Session........ .



sioners .......... . Session.........



Association ..

Association .......

Association .. ....
Board of County
Commissioners.. .
Hillsborough Coun-
ty Education
Association.... .
Executive Commit-
mittee Florida
Railroad Assn....

Florida Power Corp.

Self .. .. ........
American Fire &
Casualty Co.....
Hialeah Race
Course, Inc. .. .

Association .......

Association .......

Association .......
President of
Association ......
Board of Directors
of Federation....

Association .......

Association .. ....

City of Tampa....

The League.......

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


Association. .

Foundation. ......

S. I . . . .


Executive
Committee .
Park Campbell,
County Atty.....



Increase in preferred claim and
any other affecting funeral
profession

Any affecting any business

Any affecting any business
Any pertaining to fire and casu-
alty insurance and safety
Local and general pertaining to
counties

General school legislation


Any legislation affecting railroads
Any matters affecting public
utilities
Intergration of Social Security
and State Retirement
Any affecting Insurance Com-
panies
Any affecting racing industry and
Hialeah Race Course
Any relating to House Trailer and
Motor Vehicle Industry
Any relating to House Trailer and
Motor Vehicle Industry
Any relating to House Trailer and
Motor Vehicle Industry

Racing

Any affecting Agriculture
Any pertaining to fire, casualty
and safety
Any pertaining to law enforce-
ment

All municipal

All municipal
Pensions, Retirement and any
pertaining to Comptroller's
Office

General school legislation

All legislation
Any affecting Florida Industrial
Commission, State employees
and social security coverage of
public employees

Party legislation

All affecting Dade County



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



Mitchell, Richard 0.,
Tallahassee ........ .
Monahan, John F., Jr.,
Orlando ........... .
Munroe, William N.,
Indian Rocks Beach..


Norton, Mrs. W. J.,
Sarasota.............



Owen, E. P., Jr.,
Jacksonville. .......

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

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

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

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

Phillips, Paul C.,
Jacksonville ... .....




Piper, Miss Warene,
Winter Park.........


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


Ramsey, E. H.,
Jacksonville. .......
Ray, Ervin P.,
Lakeland ....... ....
Rhodes, Roy T.,
Tallahassee ..........
Rhodes, Roy T.,
Tallahassee. .......
Rhodes, Roy T.,
Tallahassee ........

Richards, Mrs. Ralph,
Clearwater ..........


Roland, H. C.,
Tallahassee. .........



Florida Hospital
Association ............

State Grocers' Association



American Legion, Dept.
of Florida, Tallahassee..

Same, Orlando.........
Same,
Indian Rocks Beach ...



Veterans' Organization. .

Association of Hospitals...

Trade Association........



Florida Congress of Par-
ents and Teachers, Welfare of Children and
Orlando................. Youth. .......... ...



Cities of Jacksonville and
Miami Beach ..........

Florida Medical Asso-
ciation, Inc............

Blue Shield of Florida,
Inc......................

Blue Cross of Florida,
In c................. .

Florida Hospital
Assn ................ .



Brotherhood of Locomo-
tive Engineers,
Cleveland, Ohio.......

Florida Tax Revision
League, Jacksonville....

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




. . . . . . .



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



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


Same, Jacksonville......



Same, Jacksonville......



Same, Jacksonville.......


Same, Jacksonville .......

Retired Teachers Section,
Florida Education
Assn., Jacksonville......



League of Women Voters
of Florida, Winter Park.



Municipal Government...

Public health and related
matters. ..............

Public health and related
matters ...............

Public health and related
matters...... .........

Public health and related
matters ................



Session. ......

Session. ....

Session ........




Session ..........



Session ....


Session ...


Session .........


Session .........


Session .........



Retired Teachers. ... ... Session ....



Public interest....... .. Session........



Same, Cleveland, Ohio... Labor Organization...... Session......



Same, Jacksonville.......
State Democratic Exec-
utive Committee, Orlando
Florida State Watchmak-
ers Assn., Tallahassee...
Florida Skindivers Assn.,
Tallahassee .......... .
Florida Hair Dressers Cos-
metologist Assn.,
Tallahassee ...... ...
League of Women Voters
of Florida, Winter Park.


Motor Bus Carriers,
Tallahassee .............



Research. ...... .....

Party legislation ........

Watchmaking .........

Skin diving.............


Beauticians. ........ ...

Public interest.... ......



Session .. ......

Session ........

Session .. ......

Session .........


Session ........

Session ........



Bus Transportation...... Session...



Dept. Commander
American Legion.
Assn. Board of
Trustees....... ..

Association .......


Mrs. C. Durwood
Johnson, Pres.
Florida Congress
of Parents and
Teachers ......
Cities of Jackson-
ville and Miami
Beach. ..........
Florida Medical
Assn., Inc ......

Blue Shield of
Florida, Inc ......

Blue Cross of
Florida, Inc.....

Florida Hospital
Assn. .........

Retired Teachers
Section, Florida
Education Assn..




League of Women
Voters of Florida.

State Divisions of
Brotherhood of
Locomotive En-
gineers .........
Florida Tax Re-
vision League....
State Democratic
Committee......
Florida Watch-
makers Assn.....
Florida Skindivers
Assn............
Florida Hair Dress-
ers Cosmetologist
Assn. .........
League of Women
Voters of Florida.


Officials of Motor
Bus Industry ....



Any regarding Veterans and asso-
ciated interests

Any affecting hospitals
Tightening armed robbery law,
adequate shoplifting bills, re-
peal of personal property tax by
Constitutional Amendments


Any legislation pertaining to
children and youth


Any legislation affecting munic-
ipal government
Any legislation pertaining to
public health and related
matters
Any legislation pertaining to
public health and related mat-
ters
Any legislation pertaining to
public health and related mat-
ters
Any legislation pertaining to
public health and related mat-
ters
Bill to increase pension benefits
of retired teachers and bill to
amend Mliinimum Foundation
Law to permit premium deduc-
tions from retirement checks for
hospitalization policy
Constitutional Revision, Home
Rule, Governmental Reorgan-
ization, Education, Child Wel-
fare and Handicapped Children

Insurance, safety, and train oper-
ations

Any pertaining to taxation and
appropriations

Party legislation

Any affecting the Association

Any affecting the Association


Any affecting the Association
Constitutional revision, Home
Rule, Governmental Reorgani-
zation, Education, Child Wel-
fare and Handicapped Children
Any pertaining to motor bus
transportation



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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



Rountree, Walter E.,
Tallahassee ..........

Rowton, Earnest A.,
Tallahassee ..........
Sarra, Lamar,
Jacksonville ......
Schifferli, Henry,
Miami ..............

Shelly, W. P., Jr.,
Tallahassee ..........
Sistrunk, L. Wilson,
Tallahassee ..........

Shivers, Douglass B.,
Tallahassee ..........
Snead, Mel,
Tallahassee ..........

Snead, Mel,
Tallahassee ..........
Steed, W. J.,
Orlando .............
Stephenson, Win. A. F.,
St. Petersburg.......
Stevens, A. J.,
Tallahassee ..........

Timme, Henry L.,
Madison, Wise.......
Weenick, Mrs. H. M.,
St. Petersburg .......

Wells, Sinclair,
Tallahassee ..........

White, Alice N.,
Miami ..............
Wickman, Eric L.,
West Palm Beach ....
Williams, Broward,
Tallahassee ..........

Willis, Ben C.,
Tallahassee .... ......

Willis, Ben C.,
Tallahassee ..........

Willis, Ben C.,
Tallahassee ..........

Willis, Ben C.,
Tallahassee ..........



American Legion Dept.
of Florida, Tallahassee.
Florida State Theatre,
Inc., Jacksonville.......
St. Francis Hospital,
Miami Beach. .........


Equitable Life Assurance
Society... .........



Florida Education
A ssn.............. .

Cuna Mutual Insurance
Society ................



Veterans' Affairs.........
Motion Picture and
amusement industry....
Public health and nurse
scholarship ............



Session . .

Session . .

Session . .



Electric public utility. Session ... . .



State Treasurer and
Insurance Commissioner,
Tallahassee.............

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Motion Picture Exhibitors
of Florida, Jacksonville..
Licensed Practical Nurses
Assn., Miami ..........

Florida Power, Inc.,
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Florida State Assn. of
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Dept. of Agriculture,
Trustees Internal Im-
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Licensed Practical Nurses
Assn. of Florida, Miami.
Florida State Massage
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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Tuesday, April 12, 1955



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
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Conner
Cook



Costin Land
Crews Livingston
Cross Mahon
Dickinson Maness
Dukes Marshburn
Duncan McAlpin
Gibbons Merritt
Gleaton Moody
Griffin Musselman
Grimes Okell
Hathaway Orr
Herrell Page
Hopkins Papy
Home Patton
Inman Peeples
Jernigan Petersen
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pittman
Johnson, Tom Pratt
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pruitt
Jones, E. B. Putnal
Jones, O. W. Revelle
King Roberts, E. S.
Knight Roberts, H. W.
Lancaster Rowell



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Webb
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Excused: Mr. Murray.
A quorum present.
The following prayer was offered by Captain Francis A.
Knight, Chaplain, U. S. Army, son of the Honorable Marion
B. Knight, Representative from Calhoun County:
Bless, O Lord, these our Representatives. Dear Father, help
us to realize that we are here as a great State and a great
people. Dear Father, in every effort as our Legislators, help
that they might seek Thy will. Help day by day that we may
be inspired by Thy holy will. Help us ever to realize that
our greatness is due to our nearness to Thee. Help the pro-
ceedings of this day, Dear Father, that they might be in ac-
cordance with Thy holy name. Bless every Representative
here and the homes from which they come. Help that they
might ever stand for their honest convictions. Help that they
might be united in fellowship, having as a common goal the
greatness of our State. In Thy Holy Name, we pray. Amen.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Monday, April 11, was ordered corrected as
follows:
On Page 45, column 2, between lines 12 and 13, counting
from the bottin of the page, insert the following: "Proof of
Publication of notice attached to H. B. 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."
The Journal for Monday, April 11, as corrected, was ap-
proved.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Speaker announced the appointment of Sherman N.
Smith, Jr. of Indian River to the Legislative Council, repre-
senting the 6th Congressional District.
COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
The Speaker announced the following committee appoint-
ments:
Mr. Griffin of Osceola to the Committee on Banks & Loans.
Mr. Papy of Monroe to the Committee on Banks & Loans.



Mr. Murray of Polk to the Committee on Governmental
Reorganization.
Mr. Jernigan of Escambia has resigned from the Committee
on Public Safety and has been appointed to the Committee on
Industrial Development.
MOTIONS RELATING TO COMMITTEE REFERENCE
Mr. Andrews was given unanimous consent to be recorded as
a co-introducer on House Bill No. 89.
The pending motion by Mr. Duncan that House Bill No. 96
be withdrawn from the Committees on Drainage & Water Con-
servation and Appropriations, and placed on the Calendar of
Local Bills, was taken up.
The motion was agreed to and House Bill No. 96 was or-
dered withdrawn from the Committees on Drainage & Water
Conservation and Appropriations and placed on the Calendar
of Local Bills.
Mr. Smith of Indian River moved that House Bill No. 78,
which was referred to the Committee on Judiciary-Criminal,
be withdrawn from that committee and referred to the Com-
mittee on Public Safety.
The motion was agreed to and House Bill No. 78 was ordered
withdrawn from the Committee on Judiciary-Criminal and
referred to the Committee on Public Safety.
COMMUNICATIONS
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
April 5, 1955.
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
convicted, the sentence, its date, and the date of its remis-
sion, commutation, pardon or reprieve since making report
to the Legislature, April 7, 1953.
Respectfully submitted,
LEROY COLLINS
Governor
WOODROW HOOKS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Broward County on September 25, 1951, of the
offense of Assault to Armed Robbery, and sentenced therefore
to serve two years in the State prison, granted a commuta-
tion of sentence to the time served on April 14, 1953.

EVA FINNEY ABRAMS, convicted in the Municipal Court
of the City of Tampa on February 19, 1952, of the offense of
Disturbing the Peace, Good Order, Safety, Welfare and Gov-
ernment of the City of Tampa by Unlawfully Taking, Stealing,
and Carrying Away Certain Property, to-wit: Dresses of the
Total Value of $21.96, and sentenced therefore to pay a fine
of $150.00 or to serve 75 days in the City Jail, granted a
full pardon June 10, 1953.
H. M. BURKE, convicted in the Circuit Court of Washing-
ton County, Spring term 1952, of the offense of Withholding
Support from Minor Children, and sentenced therefore to
serve one year in the State prison, granted a conditional
pardon June 10, 1953.
JAMES ALFRED COKEROFT, convicted in the Court of
Crimes of Dade County on April 4, 1951, of the offense of
Manslaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve one year in
the State prison, granted a full pardon June 10, 1953.



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E. FRED COOK, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Hillsborough County, February term 1940, of the offense
of Armed Robbery and Principal in the Second Degree, and
sentenced therefore to serve three years in the State prison,
granted a full pardon June 10, 1953.
JOHN D. CREWS, convicted in the United States District
Court for the District of Colorado, May term 1939, of the
offense of Falsely Pretending to be an Employee of the
United States, 18, U.S.C.A. 76, and sentenced therefore to serve
18 months in the Federal Penitentiary, granted a full pardon
of the above offense June 10, 1953, thereby restoring to him
full and complete civil rights in the State of Florida.
ALBERT DARLOW, JR., convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record of Dade County, August term 1931, of the offense
of Unarmed Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve five
years in the State prison, granted a full pardon June 10, 1953.
RICHARD DEVEAUX, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Dade County, October term 1941, of the offense of
Unlawfully Buying, Receiving and Aiding in the Concealment
of Stolen Property of the value of more than $50.00, knowing
same to have been Stolen Property, 4 charges, and sentence
suspended on all said charges, granted a full pardon June
10, 1953.
C. O. DIXON, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Dade County, November term 1934, of the offense of Grand
Larceny, and sentence therefore suspended, granted a full
pardon June 10, 1953.
W. E. DOWLING, convicted in the Circuit Court of Brad-
ford County, Fall term 1952, of the offense of Contempt of
Court, and sentenced therefore to serve six months in the
County jail, granted a commutation of sentence to the time
already served June 10, 1953.
JOHN KING FERGUSON, convicted in the Circuit Court
of Columbia County, Fall term 1948, of the offense of Man-
slaughter, and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $100.00, or
to serve 60 days in the County jail, granted a full pardon June
10, 1953.

JOHN FERNANDEZ, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Hillsborough County, July term 1951, of the offense
of Violation of Dental Laws, 3 counts, and sentenced therefore
to serve one year in the County jail on the second count
and sentences on the third and fourth counts suspended,
granted a conditional pardon June 10, 1953.
MERLE CLYDE HADNOT, convicted in the Circuit Court
of Pinellas County, Fall term 1935, of the offense of Murder
in the Second Degree, and sentenced therefore to serve twenty
years in the State prison, granted a full pardon June 10, 1953.
FLETCHER HOPE, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Alachua County, Fall term 1936, of the offense of Breaking
and Entering, and sentenced therefore to serve two years in
the State prison; also convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Polk County, September term 1938, of the offense
of Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony,
to-wit: Grand Larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve 18
months in the State prison; and convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record of Polk County, May term 1942, of the offense
of Armed Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve six years
in the State prison, granted a full pardon of the above offenses
June 10, 1953.
JACK HOUCK, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Dade County, January term 1941, of the offense of Larceny
of a Motor Vehicle, 2 charges, and sentenced therefore to
serve three years in the State prison on the first charge,
and sentence suspended on the other charge, granted a full
pardon of above offenses June 10, 1953.
FRED HOUSEWERT, alias PAUL P. CUNNINGHAM, alias
JOE MELIN, alias GEORGE F. GREEN, alias J. GREEN,
convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of Palm Beach
County, February term 1935, of the offense of Robbery
While Armed, and sentenced therefore to Life Imprisonment
in the State prison, granted a full pardon of the above



offense June 10, 1953.
JUDY JORDAN, convicted in the Circuit Court of Volusia
County, Spring term 1930, of the offense of Murder in the
First Degree, and sentenced therefore to Life imprisonment in



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the Probation Officer of said County, granted full and com-
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the State prison, and who was also convicted under the name
of W. C. Gatlin in the Circuit Court of Walton County, Fall
term 1931, of the offense of Larceny of an Automobile, and
sentenced therefore to serve three years in the State prison,
granted a full pardon June 10, 1953.
JOHN LINDBERG, convicted in the Circuit Court of Hills-
borough County, Fall term 1937, of the offense of Murder in
the First Degree, and sentenced therefore to Life Imprisonment
in the State prison, granted a full pardon June 10, 1953.
JIM SCOTT, convicted in the Circuit Court of Gulf County,
Fall term 1932, of the offense of Murder in the Second De-
gree, and sentenced therefore to Life Imprisonment in the
State prison, granted a full pardon June 10, 1953.
R. EDWARD THORNTON, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record of Orange County, May term 1950, of the offenses
of Breaking and Entering and Petit Larceny, and sentences
suspended and placed on probation, under supervision of the
Florida Parole Commission, for a period of two years, granted
a full pardon June 10, 1953.
ERNEST WILMOT, convicted in the Circuit Court of Pinel-
las County, Fall term 1935, of the offense of Murder in the
First Degree, and sentenced therefore to Life Imprisonment
in the State prison, granted a full pardon June 10, 1953.
ROBERT VERNON ELLISON, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record of Duval County, November term 1950, of
the Offense of Violation of the Narcotic Law, and sentenced
therefore to serve five years in the State prison, granted a
commutation of sentence June 18, 1953.
EDWIN MARR, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Duval County, April term 1950, of the offense of Forgery,
and sentenced therefore to serve five years in the State
prison, granted a commutation of sentence to time served,
June 18, 1953.
AUBURN BURKETT, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Dade County, March term 1931, of the offense
of Armed Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve ten
years in the State prison, granted a conditional pardon August
11, 1953.

PAUL R. ALEXANDER, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record of Broward County, September 16, 1950, of the
offense of Operating a Gambling House, and sentenced there-
for to pay a fine of $1,000.00, granted a full pardon September
16, 1953.
GRIER BUCKBINDER, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Broward County, Spring term 1948, of the offense of Break-
ing and Entering with Intent to Commit Grand Larceny,
two charges, and sentence suspended on each charge, and
placed on probation for a period of five years, granted a
full pardon September 16, 1953.

ARMAND DIAZ CERAMI, convicted in the United States
District Court for the Eastern District of the State of Ken-
tucky, January 27, 1941, of the offense of Unlawfully Trans-
porting a Stolen Automobile in Interstate Commerce in Vio-
lation of U.S.C., Title 18, Section 480, and Sentence there-
for suspended and placed on probation for a period of three
years, granted full and complete civil rights in the State of
Florida, September 16, 1953.

JEFF DARBY, convicted in the Circuit Court of Walton
County, Spring term 1949, of the offense of Manslaughter,
and sentenced therefore to serve five years in the State prison,
granted a full pardon September 16, 1953.
THOMAS D. HAZZARD, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record of Dade County, November term 1939, of the
offense of Crime Against Nature and sentence suspended
and placed on probation under the supervision of the Pro-
bation Officer of said County, granted a full pardon Sep-
tember 16, 1953.

JOHN F. NAGENGAST, convicted in the County Court
of Nassau County, New York, April 2, 1934, of the offense
of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree and sentence sus-












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JAMES A. PEASE, convicted in the Circuit Court of In-
dian River County, Fall term 1949, of the offense of Break-
ing and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony, to-wit:
Grand Larceny, and sentence suspended and placed on pro-
bation for two years under the supervision of the Florida
Parole Commission, granted a full pardon September 16,
1953.

JAMES FRANKLIN SCHNABL, convicted in the Circuit
Court of Sarasota County, Fall term 1949, of the offense of
Burglary, and placed on probation for a period of three years,
under the supervision of the Florida Parole Commission, grant-
ed a full pardon September 16, 1953.

MADALINE M. SMITH, convicted in the Municipal Court
of Miami, Dade County, on August 19, 1949, of the offense of
Petty Larceny and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $50.00
and costs of Court in an amount of $10.00, or to serve twenty-
four days in the City Jail, granted a full pardon September
16, 1953.

BEN PERRY TANNER, JR., convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record of Hillsborough County, August 16, 1946, of the
offense of Manslaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve seven
years in the State prison, granted a full pardon September
16, 1953.

GEORGE H. TURGEON, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record of Dade County, on January 30, 1951, of the offenses
of Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony,
to-wit: Grand Larceny, 5 charges, and sentenced therefore to
serve a total of thirty months in the State prison, granted a
full pardon September 16, 1953.
DAVID B. VANCE, convicted in the Court of Record of
Pasco County, on January 12, 1949, of the offense of Man-
slaughter and sentenced therefore to serve two years in the
State prison, granted a full pardon September 16, 1953.

MAYDEN PATTERSON, convicted in the County Judge's
Court of Leon County, on April 15, 1953, of the offense of
Drunkenness and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $25.00
to include the costs of court; in default of the payment of said
fine to serve 15 days in the County Jail of said County,
granted a remission of said fine September 16, 1953.

CLAUDE H. ANDERSON, convicted in the United States
District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta
Division, on March 24, 1939, of Unlawfully Possessing 20 Gal-
lons of Distilled Spirits on which the Tax had not been Paid,
in violation of the Internal Revenue Laws, and sentenced
therefore to serve two years in a Federal Penitentiary; also
convicted in the same Court on March 28, 1947, of Conspiracy
to Violate Internal Revenue Laws, in Violation of Section 88,
Title 18, U.S. Code Annotated, and sentenced therefore to pay
a fine of $3,000.00 and to serve two years in a Federal Peni-
tentiary; also convicted in said Court on October 17, 1947, on
three charges of Conspiracy to Violate Internal Revenue Laws,
in Violation of Section 88, Title 18, U.S. Code Annotated, and
on one charge of Possessing Distilling Apparatus for Produc-
tion of Spiritous Liquors, set up without having same regis-
tered, in Violation of the Internal Revenue Laws, and sentenced
therefore to serve two years on each of said four charges, same
to run concurrently with the sentence imposed on March 28,
1947, granted full and complete civil rights in the State of
Florida October 20, 1953.

J. G. THOMAS, convicted in the Circuit Court of Santa Rosa
County, Spring term 1931, of the offense of Murder in the First
Degree and sentenced therefore to Life Imprisonment in the
State prison, and who was granted a parole on August 27,
1946, by the Florida Parole Commission, granted a full pardon
October 20, 1953.
DOROTHY LOUISE CHERRY, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record of Orange County, on May 6, 1953, of the of-
fense of Aggravated Assault and sentenced therefore to serve one
year in the County jail, said sentence to begin on April 24, 1953,
the date of her incarceration in said jail, granted a commuta-
tion of sentence to the time served as of October 27, 1953.



THOMAS L. MORRIS, JR., convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record of Duval County on May 21, 1952, of the offense of
Larceny of Motor Vehicle and sentenced therefore to serve two



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First Degree, and sentenced therefore to life imprisonment in
the State prison, granted a full pardon December 16, 1953.
ROBERT KNOWLES, convicted in the Circuit Court of



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years in the State prison, granted a commutation of sentence
to the time served as of October 27, 1953.
E. J. BECTON, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Orange County, January term 1951, of the offense of Oper-
ating a Gambling House and Promoting a Lottery, 3 counts,
and sentenced therefore to serve one year in the State prison
and to pay costs of court; in default of payment of said costs
of court, to serve 30 days additional in the State prison,
granted a full pardon December 16, 1953.
WILLIAM BERGHEIMER, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record of Dade County, November 4, 1948, of the offense of
Grand Larceny and sentence suspended from day to day and
from term to term until further order of the Court, granted a
full pardon December 16, 1953.
J. C. CANNON, convicted in the Circuit Court of Duval
County, Spring term 1935, of the offense of Murder in the
Second Degree and sentenced therefore to Life Imprisonment
in the State prison, and who was granted a parole on May 3,
1942 by the Florida Parole Commission and released from mak-
ing further reports on May 1, 1945, granted a full pardon
December 16, 1953.
JIMMIE CASTENDYK, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Duval County, September 28, 1944, of the offense of
Armed Robbery, 4 charges, and sentenced therefore to serve 12
years on each charge, same to run concurrently, and who was
released on a conditional parole on September 30, 1947, by the
Florida Parole Commission, granted a full pardon December
16, 1953.
ROGER CLARY, convicted in the Circuit Court of Okaloosa
County, Fall term 1950, of the offense of Permitting Gambling
and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $3,000.00 or to serve
three years in the State prison, and who paid said fine, granted
a full pardon December 16, 1953.
BESSIE EDMONDSON, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Volusia County, Fall term 1934, of the offense of Murder in
the First Degree and sentenced therefore to life imprisonment
in the State prison, and who was granted a parole on October
4, 1942, by the Florida Parole Commission, granted a full par-
don December 16, 1953.
H. A..EDWARDS, convicted in the Circuit Court of Franklin
County, Spring term 1939, of the offense of Murder in the Sec-
ond Degree and sentenced therefore to serve 20 years in the
State prison, and who was granted a parole on April 24, 1945,
by the Florida Parole Commission, granted a full pardon De-
cember 16, 1953.
RUTH EVON FARNHAM, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record of Dade County, March term 1949, of the offense of
Armed Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve 2 years in
the State prison, granted a full pardon December 16, 1953.
MILDRED FOX, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Polk County on March 9, 1953, of the offense of Grand
Larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve one year in the
County jail, granted a commutation of sentence to the time
served on December 16, 1953.

ROBERT GASCHLER, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Dade County, December term 1937, of the offense
of Grand Larceny, and sentence suspended, then, on January
3, 1941, sentenced to five years in the State prison; and who
was convicted in said Court, December term 1937, of Break-
ing and Entering, and senten e suspended; and who was con-
victed in said Court, December term 1940, of Breaking and
Entering and sentence suspended on January 3, 1941, granted
a full pardon December 16, 1953.

FRANK HALFRICH, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Broward County, Fall term 1934, of the offense of Murder
in the First Degree, and sentenced therefore to life imprison-
ment in the State prison, granted a full pardon December
16, 1953.

FONNIE HOUEY, convicted in the Circuit Court of Lake
County, Spring term 1929, of the offense of Murder in the












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Bay County, Fall term 1951, of the offense of Larceny of Mo-
torcycle and sentenced therefore to serve 3 years in the State
prison, granted a commutation of sentence to time served,
December 16, 1953.
CHARLIE KUHN, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Orange County, January term 1951, of the offenses of Op-
erating Gambling House and Promoting Lottery, 3 counts,
and sentenced to serve one year in the State prison and to
pay the costs of Court; in default of the payment of costs
(f court, to serve thirty days additional in the State prison,
granted a full pardon December 16, 1953.
JIMMIE LUNSFORD, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Palm Beach County, October term 1952, of the of-
fense of Fornication and placed on probation for one year,
granted a full pardon December 16, 1953.
DAVID LYNN, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Dade County, June term 1952, of the offense of Grand Lar-
ceny, 7 charges, and Unlawfully and Feloniously Breaking and
Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony, to-wit; Grand Lar-
ceny, and sentenced therefore to serve a total of 21 months in
the State prison on the 7 charges of Grand Larceny, and sen-
tence suspended on the charge of Unlawfully and Feloniously
Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony, to-wit:
Grand Larceny, granted a conditional pardon December 16,
1953.
RICHARD McPECK, alias ROBERT MATHIAS. convicted
in the Circuit Court of Hillsborough County, Spring term 1939,
of the offense of Murder in the Second Degree, and sentenced
therefore to serve 20 years in the State prison, granted a full
pardon December 16, 1953.
T. 0. MERCER, convicted in the Circuit Court of High-
lands County, Fall term 1931, of the offense of Armed Rob-
bery, and sentenced therefore to life imprisonment in the
State prison, and who was also convicted under the name
of Tip Mercer in Circuit Court of Hendry County, Spring
term 1933, of the offense of Bank Robbery, and sentenced
therefore to life imprisonment in the State prison, granted
a full pardon December 16, 1953.
RICARDO RAMOS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Hillsborough County, February term 1934, of the
offense of Robbery, 2 charges, and sentenced therefore to a
total of 25 years in the State prison, granted a full pardon
December 16, 1953.
GRACE ROBINSON, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Duval County, on August 25, 1942, of the offense of Murder
in the Second Degree, and sentenced therefore to serve 30
years in the State prison, granted a full pardon December
16, 1953.
CHARLES ROGERS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Dade County, June term 1952, of the offense of
Grand Larceny, 7 charges, and Unlawfully and Feloniously
Breaking and Entering a Dwelling House with Intent to Com-
mit a Felony, to-wit: Grand Larceny, and sentenced there-
for to serve a total of 21 months in the State prison on
the Grand Larceny Charges, and sentence suspended on the
charge of Unlawfully and Feloniously Breaking and Enter-
ing a Dwelling House with Intent to Commit a Felony, to-
wit: Grand Larceny, granted a conditional pardon December
16, 1953.
JOE RUSSELL, alias G. EVANS, convicted in the County
Court of Broward County, Vacation term 1931, of the offense
of Issuing Worthless Check, 2 charges, and sentenced there-
for to 6 months in the County Jail each charge, to run
consecutively, and who served said sentence, granted a full
pardon, December 16, 1953.
JOHN JAMES TAYLOR, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Broward County, Fall term 1924, of the offense of Murder
in the Second Degree, and sentenced therefore to 20 years
in the State prison, granted a full pardon December 16,
1953,



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EDGAR LEWIS THOMAS, convicted in the Circuit Court
of Volusia County, Spring term 1952, of the offense of
Murder in the First Degree and sentenced therefore to death
by electrocution, granted a commutation of sentence to life
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CARROLL VICKERS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Dade County, January term 1941, of the offense
of Grand Larceny, and sentenced therefore to 5 years in
the State prison, and who was released by expiration of sen-
tence on September 30, 1944; also convicted in the same
Court, December term 1937, of the offense of Breaking and
Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony, to-wit: Grand
Larceny and sentence suspended from day to day and term
to term until further order of the Court; and also convicted
in the same Court, January term 1941, of the offense of
Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony,
to-wit: Grand Larceny, and sentence suspended from day
to day and term to term until further order of the Court,
granted a full pardon December 16, 1953.
ASHORE WICKS ASHOREE JAMES WIX), convicted
in the Circuit Court of Broward County, Spring term 1935,
of the offense of Larceny of an Automobile, and sentenced
therefore to serve one year in the State prison, and who served
said sentence, granted a full pardon December 16, 1953.
MARCELLO CAMERON, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Hillsborough County, May term 1952, of the offense
of Forgery, and sentenced therefore to serve two years in the
State prison, granted a commutation of sentence December
22, 1953.
ARTHUR WILLIAMS, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Seminole County, Spring term 1951, of the offense of Man-
slaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve eight years in the
State prison, granted a full pardon December 22, 1953.
WILLIAM BARNES. convicted in the Circuit Court of
Holmes County. Fall term 1905, of the offense of Assault to
Murder, and sentenced therefore to serve seven years in the
State prison, granted a full pardon January 19, 1954.
E. L. HAYDEN, convicted in the Circuit Court of Manatee
County, Fall term 1941, of the offense of Operating a Gambling
House, and sentenced therefore to serve eighteen months in
the State prison, and who served said sentence, granted a full
pardon January 19, 1954.
JAMES McCAFFREY, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Hillsborough County, May 21, 1951, of the offense
of violation of State Beverage Law, and sentenced therefore
to serve one year in the State prison, granted a full pardon
January 19, 1954.
GEORGE FLYNN, also known as JOSEPH MARTIN WALSH,
convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of Dade County,
December term 1926, of the offense of Possession of Stolen
Property, and sentenced therefore to serve three years in the
State prison, granted a full pardon March 10, 1954.
MARIE GARRISON, convicted in the Circuit Court of Leon
County, Special term 1936, of the offense of Murder in the
Second Degree, and sentenced therefore to serve 21 years in
the State prison, granted a full pardon March 10, 1954.
ADDIE GRANT, convicted in the Circuit Court of Duval
County, Fall term 1939, of the offense of Murder in the First
Degree, and sentenced therefore to life imprisonment in the
State prison, granted a full pardon March 10, 1954.
ALFRED G. KING, convicted in the Juvenile Court of Jack-
son County, Missouri on March 24, 1926, of the offense of
Burglary, and sentenced therefore to serve two years in the Mis-
souri Training School for Boys, granted restoration of his
civil rights in the State of Florida March 10, 1954.

GEORGE JOSEPH MATIS, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record of Broward County, October term 1950, of the offense
of Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony,
to-wit: Grand Larceny, and sentence suspended and defendant
placed on probation for a period of five years, which probation
was terminated by the Court at the October 1953 term,
granted a full pardon March 10, 1954.

O. L. MILAM, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Polk County, April term 1947, of the offense of Forgery,
2 counts, and sentenced therefore to serve five years on each



count, same to run concurrently, and who served said sen-
tence, granted a full pardon March 10, 1954.
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Record of Dade County, June term 1950, of the offense of
Desertion and Non-support of his wife and two minor chil-
dren, and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $245.00 or to
serve sixty days in the County jail, which sentence de-
fendant states was suspended, granted a full pardon March
10, 1954.
GEORGE OLIVE, convicted in the Circuit Court of Polk
County, Spring term 1938, of the offense of Murder in the
Second Degree, and sentenced therefore to serve 25 years in
the State prison, granted a full pardon March 10, 1954.
MONROE PRESCOTT, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Polk County, on April 2, 1952, of the offense of
Forgery, and sentenced therefore to serve three years in the
State prison, granted the fifty-five days spent in the County
jail prior to receiving his sentence March 10, 1954.
ELIZABETH RAMSEY, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Putnam County, Fall term 1947, of the offense of Man-
slaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve eight years in the
State prison, granted a full pardon March 10, 1954.
"RICHARD STEVENS, convicted in the Court of Crimes of
Dade County, on July 24, 1952, of the offense of Operating a
House of Ill Fame, and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of
$250.00 and the costs of Court; in default of said payment
to serve three months in the County jail, granted a remission
of fine March 10, 1954.
ALFRED WEINBERG, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Broward County, Spring term 1939, of the offense of Utter-
ing and Publishing a Forged Traveler's Check, and sentenced
therefore to serve one year in the State prison, granted a full
pardon March 10, 1954.
M. L. BROWN, convicted in the Circuit Court of Orange
County, Spring term 1938, of the offense of Manslaughter,
and sentenced therefore to serve 15 years in the State prison,
granted a full pardon June 16, 1954.
SAM COLEY, convicted in the Circuit Court of Bay County,
Spring term 1953, of the offense of Operating an Automobile
while Intoxicated and causing Damage to a Person, and sen-
tenced therefore to pay a fine of $100.00 and to serve three
months in the County jail; in default of payment of said
fine to serve an additional sixty days in the County jail,
granted a conditional pardon June 16, 1954.
MORRIS EDWARDS, convicted in the Circuit Court of Dixie
County, Fall term 1944, of the offense of Grand Larceny and
sentenced therefore to serve two and one-half years in the
State prison, granted a full pardon June 16, 1954.

CHARLES R. FORD, convicted in the United States District
Court for the Southern District of Florida, on October 3,
1951, of the offense of Perjury, and sentence withheld and
placed on probation with the Probation Officer of the Miami
Division of said Court, for a period of two years, which pro-
bation period was terminated on July 22, 1953, granted a full
and complete restoration of civil rights in the State of Florida
June 16, 1954.
DONALD FOX, convicted in the Circuit Court of Vo-
lusia County, Spring term 1950, of the offense of Accepting
a Bribe as a Juror, and sentenced therefore to serve two years
in the State prison, granted a full pardon June 16, 1954.
THOMAS W. GARRETT, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record of Dade County on January 5, 1940, of the of-
fense of Armed Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve
20 years in the State prison, granted a full pardon June
16, 1954.
JACK HERRING, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Dade County, December term 1949, of the of-
fense of Unlawfully and Feloniously Breaking and Enter-
ing with Intent to Commit a Misdemeanor, to-wit: Petit
Larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve six months in
the County Jail, and who served said sentence, granted a
full pardon June 16, 1954.



JACK JONES, convicted in the Circuit Court of Bay
County, Fall term 1940, of the offense of Manslaughter and
Hit-and-Run Driving, and sentenced therefore to serve a total
of 11 years in the State prison, granted a conditional pardon
June 16, 1954.



April 12, 1955



State prison, and to pay the costs of court; in default of pay-
ment of said costs of court, to serve an additional period of
thirty days in said prison, granted a conditional pardon Sep-
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E. L. LUSTGARTEN, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Dade County on January 31, 1950, of the offense
of Embezzlement, and sentenced therefore to serve three
years in the State prison, granted a full pardon June 16,
1954.
FRANKLIN PITTS, convicted in the Court of Record of
Escambia County, February term 1947, of the offense of
Assault with Intent to Commit Murder in the Second De-
gree, and sentenced therefore to serve seven years in the
State prison, granted a full pardon June 16, 1954.
BROWN R. RAINES, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Hillsborough County, August term 1953, of the
offense of Bribery and Accessory Before the Fact, and sen-
tenced therefore to serve three years in the State prison,
granted a conditional pardon June 16, 1954.
SAMMY ROBERTS, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Dixie County, Spring term 1951, of the offense of Break-
ing and Entering, and sentenced therefore to serve three
years in the State prison, granted a full pardon June 16,
1954.
RONALD ROSE, convicted in the Court of Crimes of
Dade County, October term 1945, o of the offense of Viola-
tion of the State Beauty Law, and sentenced therefore to
serve five days in the County jail, granted a full pardon
June 16, 1954.
CLARENCE WILLIAMS, convicted in the Cinal Cri court
of Record of Duval County, December term 1937, of the
offense of Breaking and Entering, and sentenced therefore
to serve twenty-eight years in the State prison, granted a
full pardon June 16, 1954.
MORRIS ZALLA, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Orange County, December term 1951, of the offense of
Attempting to Bribe Police Officers, and sentenced therefore
to serve one year in the State prison and to pay the costs
of court; in default of the payment of said costs of court,
to serve an additional thirty days in the State prison, granted
a full pardon June 16, 1954.
CLARENCE BENBOE, convicted in the District Court of the
United States, Northern District of Florida, Pensacola Di-
vision, on May 13, 1944, of the offense of Receiving Stolen
Property, and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $250.00 or a
sentence of 6 months in custody of the Attorney General of
the United States, granted a full restoration of his civil rights
in the State of Florida September 15, 1954.
COMER BODIE, convicted in the Circuit Court of Escambia
County, Fall term 1943, of the offense of Murder in the Second
Degree, and sentenced therefore to serve 25 years in the State
prison, granted a full pardon September 15, 1954,

TRAVIS DALLAS BOWEN, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record of Polk County, November term 1952, of the offense
of unlawfully having in possession, custody and control Lot-
tery Paraphernalia, unlawfully conducting a Lottery and un-
lawfully promoting a Lottery, and sentenced therefore to serve
2 years in the State prison, granted a conditional pardon Sep-
tember 15, 1954.
GEORGE BRAZIEL, convicted in the Court of Record of
Escambia County, on May 17, 1945, of the offense of Man-
slaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve 17 years in the State
prison, granted a full pardon September 15, 1954.

ALVIN COHEN, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Dade County, October term 1952, of the offense of Burning
to Defraud the Insurer, and sentence suspended, granted a full
pardon September 15, 1954.
LEAMAN CREWS, convicted in the Circuit Court of Bradford
County, Fall term 1937, of the offense of Larceny of Hog, and
sentenced therefore to serve 2 years in the State prison, granted
a full pardon September 15, 1954.

LEO CURCIO, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Orange County, July term 1954, of the offense of Violation of
Lottery Laws, and sentenced therefore to serve one year in the











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WALTER FENN. convicted in the County Court of Pasco
County, November term 1952, of the offense of Breaking and
Entering, and sentenced therefore to serve 30 months in the
State prison, granted a conditional pardon September 15, 1954.
ABNER FULLER, convicted in the Circuit Court of Marion
County, Fall term 1945, of the offense of Sale and Transmission
of Lottery Tickets. and sentenced therefore to serve 3 years in
the State prison, granted a full pardon September 15, 1954.
FLETCHER FULLER, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Marion County, Fall term 1945, of the offense of Sale and
Transmission of Lottery Tickets, and sentenced therefore to
serve 3 years in the State prison, granted a full pardon Sep-
tember 15, 1954.
MANUEL GRACE, convicted in the Circuit Court of Hills-
borough County, Spring term, 1939, of the offense of Murder
in the Second Degree, and sentenced therefore to serve 20 years
in the State prison, granted a full pardon September 15, 1954.
CASHIE LEE GREEN, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Sarasota County, Spring term 1944, of the offense of Murder
in the- Second Degree, and sentenced therefore to serve 20
years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon September
15, 1954.
J. L. GRIFFIN, convicted in the Circuit Court of Gilchrist
County, Spring term 1943, of the offense of Larceny of lHos.
and sentenced therefore to serve 2 years in the State prison,
granted a full pardon September 15, 1954.
WALTER HIGGINBOTHAM, convicted in the Circuit Court
of Duval County, Fall term 1931, of the offense of Murder in
the First Degree, and sentenced therefor to life imn'c.isonme rt,
in the State prison, granted a full pardon September 15, 1954.
JAMES R. HOPPER, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Dade County, May term 1950, of the offense of
Manslaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve 5 years in the
State prison, granted a full pardon September 15, 1954.
RUSSELL JOHNSON, convicted in the Criminal Court of
"Record of Palm Beach County, September term 1947, of the
offense of Assault with Intent to Commit Manslaughter, and
sentenced therefore to serve 4 years in the State prison, granted
a full pardon September 15, 1954.
C. H. LYMAN, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Dade County, April term 1948, of the offense of Em:bezzle-
ment, and sentenced therefore to serve one year in the State
prison, and who served said sentence, granted a full pardon
September 15, 1954.
ARTHUR MESS'ICK. convicted in the Circuit Court of Pasco
County, Spring term 194.3, of the offense of Larceny of a Hog,
and placed on probation upon payment of the Costs of Court,
granted a full pardon September 15, 1954.
RUFUS NESBITT, convicted in the .Municipal Court of
Miami, Dade County. on May 14, 1944, of the offense of Ag-
gravated Assault, and senten ed therefore to pay a fine of
$50.00, rnd to pay the costs of Court; in default of the pay-
ment of said costs of Court to serve a term of 22 days in the
City Jail, granted a full pardon September 15, 1954.
RICHARD CLIFFORD PHILLIPS, convicted in the District
Court of the United States, Northern District, Leon County,
Tallahassee, on February 15, 1946, of the offense of Possession
of an Illicit Distillery and Working at Same, and sentenced
therefore to serve 2 years in the Federal Correctional Institu-
tion, Tallahassee, Florida, granted restoration of his civil
rights in the State of Florida September 15, 1954.

JAMES R. POLK:INGHORN (POLKINGHORNE), convicted
in the United States District Court, Northern District of Flor-
ida, on May 19, 1930, of the offense of Violation of the Har-
rison Narcotic Act and Prohibition Act, and sentenced there-
for to serve one year and one day in the Federal Prison, At-
lanta, Georgia; said service to commence upon completion of
a sentence of 60 days in the Escainbia County jail, granted
restoration of his civil rights in the State of Florida Septem-
ber 15, 1954.

WILLIE PRICE, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record



of Dade County, October term 1953, of the offense of Aiding.
Abetting and Encouraging Armed Robbery, and sentenced



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therefore to serve 18 months in the State prison, granted a
conditional pardon September 15, 1954.
EIDWWARD:) PUGH, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord of Duval County, on February 16, 1951, of the offense of
Assault with Intent to Commit Manslaughter, and sentenced
theilefor to .:erve 3 years in the State prison, granted a full
pardon September 15, 1954.
D. L. SANDERS, convicted in the Circuit Court of Bay
County, Fall term 1952, of the offense of Manslaughter, and
sentenced therefore to serve 12 years in the State prison,
granted a conditional pardon September 15, 1954.
SAM'JUEL A. SILBERT, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Palm Beach County, July term 1952, of the offense
of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct, and sentenced therefore to
cerve 3 years in the State prison, granted a conditional par-
don Septlember 15, 1954.
H. L. VAUGHN, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Browa'd County, September term 1950, of the offense of
Operating a Gambling House, and sentenced therefore to pay
a fine of $1,000.00, granted a full pardon September 15, 1954.
EDWR D WEBSTER, convicted in the Circuit Court of St.
Lucli C'ounty, Spring ,term 1952, of the offense of Murder in
the Fir:_t Degree, and sentenced therefore to Death by Elec-
troc.tion., !.ranted a commutation of sentence to life imprison-
ment i, the State prison September 15, 1954.
HORACE WASHINGTON CAIN, convicted in the Circuit
Court of Bradford County, Fall term 1952, of the offense of
Arson in the Second Degree, and sentenced therefore to 10
years in the State prison, granted a conditional pardon Sep-
"tember 15, 1954.
ALBER;T M. GO(_S. convicted in the Court of Record of
Es.,ca.bia County, October term 1953, of the offense of Dis-
posing of Property, the subject of Conditional Sale Contra ct
without Consent of Holder Thereof, and Failure to Deliver
ITitle Certificate properly Endorsed in Sale of Used Automobile,
and sentenced therefore to serve one year and six months in
the County jail, granted a conditional pardon August 24, 1954,
CALVIN E. BLOUNT, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Bradford County, Fall term 1952, of the offense of Man-
slaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve 10 years in the
State prison, granted a conditional pardon November 22, 1954.
iTANTIUEL FE.RNANDEZ, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Polk County, November term 1952, of the offense
of Unlawfully Having in Possession, Custody and Control Lot-
tery Paraphernalia, Unlawfully Conducting a Lottery and Un-
lawvfully 1Pomoting a Lottery, and sentenced therefore to serve
2 years in the State prison, granted a conditional pardon No-
:ia,-'ber 22, 1954.
JOHN E. FULMER, convicted in the United States District
Court, Southern DistricAt of Florida, Tampa Division, on July
15, 1953, of the offense of Unlawfully Making, Passing, Utter-
ing and Publishing a Statement which was False for the Pur-
pose of Obtaining a Loan and with the Intent that such Loan
be offered to the Federal Housing Administration for Insur-
ance, in Violation of Title 18, Section 1010, U.S. C., and sen-
tenced therefore to one year, or until otherwise discharged as
provided by law, granted full civil rights in the State of
Florida November 22, 1954.
THEO JOHN LELEKIS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Polk County, November term 1952, of the offense of
Unlawfully Having in Possession, Custody and Control Lot-
tery Paraphernalia, Unlawfully Conducting a Lottery and Un-
lawfully Promoting a Lottery, and sentenced therefore to serve
2 years in the State prison, granted a conditional pardon
November 22, 1954.
K. P. MP..GcIVERN, convicted in the Circuit Court of Santa
Rosa County, Fall term 1947, of the offense of Breaking and
Entering a Store Building with Intent to Commit a Felony,
and sentenced therefore to serve 10 years in the State prison,
granted a full pardon November 22, 1954.
J. N. SMITH, convicted in the Circuit Court of Hardee
County, Fall term 1933, of the offense of Murder in the First
Degree, and sentenced therefore to Life Imprisonment in the



State prison, granted a full pardon November 22, 1954.













ROBERT ALLRED, convicted in the Circuit Court of Holmes
County, Fall term 1937, of the offense of Manslaughter, and
sentenced therefore to serve 10 years in the State prison,
granted a full pardon December 15, 1954.
CLAUDE H. BARTON, alias GEORGE, convicted in the Cir-
cuit Court of Hillsborough County, Fall term 1932, of the
offense of Murder in the First Degree, and sentenced therefore
to life imprisonment in the State prison, granted a full pardon
December 15, 1954.
LORENZO DARBY, convicted in the Circuit Court of Duval
County, August term 1921, of the offense of Murder in the Sec-
ond Degree, and sentenced therefore to Life Imprisonment in
the State prison, granted a conditional pardon December 15,
1954.
RICHARD F. DAVIS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Dade County, August term 1945, of the offense of
Grand Larceny, and the passing of sentence was deferred from
day to day and from term to term until further ordered by
the Court, granted a full pardon December 15, 1954.
B. W. DYESS, convicted in the Circuit Court of Lee County,
Spring term 1954, of the offense of Grand Larceny, and sen-
tenced therefore to serve 10 months in the County jail, granted
a conditional pardon effective December 21, 1954 on December
15, 1954.
STANLEY FISHMAN, convicted in the City Court of the
City of Miami Beach, on February 20, 1950, of the offense of
Vagrancy, and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $15.00 or
to serve 15 days in the City jail, granted a full pardon De-
cember 15, 1954.
LOUIE GLISSON, convicted in the Circuit Court of Putnam
County, Spring term 1945, of the offense of Forgery, and sen-
tenced therefore to serve 10 years in the State prison, granted
a conditional pardon December 15, 1954.
DOYLE HINES, convicted in the Circuit Court of Jackson
County, Fall term 1947, of the offense of Writing and Sending
Threat to Kill, and sentenced therefore to serve 5 years in the
State prison, granted a full pardon December 15, 1954.
JAMES TURNER, alias LITTLE JIM TURNER, convicted
in the Criminal Court of Record of Orange County, February
term 1954, of the offense of Violation ofLottery Leaws, and
sentenced therefore to serve one year in the State prison,
granted a conditional pardon December 15, 1954.
MAXINE WALSH, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Duval County, August term 1954, of the offense
of Grand Larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve 12 months
in the County jail, granted a conditional pardon December
15, 1954.
JULIUS WATSON, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Monroe County, September term 1932, of the
offenses of Arson in the First Degree, and Breaking and
Entering with Intent to Commit Grand Larceny, and sent-
enced therefore to serve 20 years in the State prison on
the first offense, and sentence suspended on the other of-
fense, granted a full pardon December 15, 1954.
JESSE MARIN ZAPATA, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record of Dade County, December term 1951, of the
offense of unlawful possession of Narcotics, and sentence sus-
pended and placed on probation, granted a full pardon De-
cember 15, 1954.
THOMAS WILLIAM HUBER, convicted in the Circuit Court
of Bay County, Fall term 1954, of the offense of Breaking
and Entering with Intent to Commit a Misdemeanor, and
Breaking and Entering without Intent to Commit a Felony,
2 charges, and sentenced therefore to serve 4 years each
charge, to run concurrently, in the State prison, granted a
conditional pardon December 21, 1954.

JACK LANSKY, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Broward County, September term 1950, of the offense of
Operating a Gambling House, 2 counts, and sentenced there-
for to pay a fine of $1,000.00, each count, granted a full
and complete pardon December 21, 1954.
TED RINEHART, convicted in the Circuit Court of High-
lands County, Vacation term 1949, of the offense of Armed



Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve 10 years in the



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State prison, granted a conditional pardon December 21,
1954.
SAM BATH, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Monroe County, May term 1948, of the offense of En-
tering Without Breaking with Intent to Commit a Misde-
meanor, to-wit: Trespass, and sentenced therefore to serve
one year in the County Jail, granted a full pardon February
1, 1955.
THURMAN CURRY, convicted in the United States Dis-
trict Court of Southern District of Ohio, Western Division,
October term 1935, of the offense of Transport in Interstate
Commerce of Automobiles in Violation of the National Motor
Vehicle Theft Act, and sentenced therefore to serve 2 years
in a Federal prison, which sentence was suspended and
defendant placed on probation, granted full and complete
civil rights in the State of Florida February 1, 1955.
RUTH L. DAVIS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Dade County, August term 1945, of the offense
of Grand Larceny, and sentence was deferred from day to
day and from term to term until further ordered by the
Court, granted a full pardon February 1, 1955.
PEBLEY BARROW, SR., convicted in the United States
District Court, Southern District, Tampa, January term 1948,
of the offense of Evasion of the Income Tax Laws of the
United States, and sentenced therefore to serve 3 years in
one of the Federal Prisons, granted full and complete civil
rights in the State of Florida March 16, 1955.
H. C. BRYANT, convicted in the Circuit Court of Indian
River County, Fall term 1944, of the offense of Assault with
Intent to Commit Murder in the Second Degree, and sen-
tenced therefore to serve 10 years in the State prison, granted
a full pardon March 16, 1955.
J. F. HOLLAND, convicted in the Court of Record of Es-
cambia County, July term 1948, of the offense of Assault with
Intent to Commit Murder in the Second Degree, and sen-
tenced therefore to pay a fine of $400.00 or to serve 60 days
in the County jail, and then placed on probation for 10 years
upon the condition that he pay the fine and remain out of
Escambia County, granted a full pardon March 16, 1955.
CLAUDE LITTERAL, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Broward County, September term 1950, of the
offense of Operating a Gambling House, three counts, and
sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $1,000.00, each count,
granted a full pardon March 16, 1955.

CHARLES A. LIVINGSTON, convicted in the Circuit Court
of Leon County, Spring term 1952, of the offense of Grand
Larceny, and sentence suspended and place on probation
for a period of 3 years, granted a full pardon March 16, 1955.
JESSE MARTIN, convicted in the Circuit Court of Seminole
County, Spring term 1948, of the offense of Manslaughter,
and sentenced therefore to serve 5 years in the State prison,
granted a full pardon March 16, 1955.

LESTER McLEOD, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Hillsborough County, April term 1953, of the offense
of Exhibition of Obscene Film, and sentence suspended and
placed on probation for a period of 18 months, granted a
full pardon March 16, 1955.
JENNINGS SCOTT, convicted in the Circuit Court of Bay
County, Spring term 1932, of the offense of Breaking and
Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony, and sentenced
therefore to serve 18 months in' the State prison, granted a
full pardon March 16, 1955.
WILLIAM LEROY TURNER, convicted in the United States
District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Pensacola
Division, May term 1950, of the offense of Conspiracy to
Violate the United States Internal Revenue Laws, Relating
to Non-Tax Paid Distilled Spirits, and sentenced therefore to
serve 18 months in a Federal prison, granted full and com-
plete restoration of his civil rights in the State of Florida
March 16, 1955.
REPRIEVES
Hiram Johnson, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record



of Dade County, June 23, 1952, of offense of Perjury and



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sentenced to one year in the State Prison: granted reprieve
for 60 days from July 7, 1953.
Harold Thomas Cartledge, Jr., convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record of Dade County, October 12, 1952, of offense
of Armed Robbery and sentenced to five years in the State
Prison: granted reprieve for 30 days from December 16, 1953.
Leonard Johns, convicted in the County Judge's Court of
Washington County, October 15, 1953, of offense of Fishing
with Unlawful Device and sentenced to 90 days in the County
Jail: granted reprieve for 60 days from January 14, 1954.
Brown R. Raines, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Hillsborough County, October term, 1953, of offense of
Bribery and sentenced to three years in the State Prison:
granted reprieve for 60 days from January 26, 1954.
Aubray L. Timmons, convicted in the Circuit Court of Nassau
County, Spring term, 1952, of offense of Manslaughter and
sentenced to 4 years in the State Prison: granted reprieve for
60 days from January 28, 1954.
Wardean L. Timmons, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Nassau County, Spring term, 1952, of offense of Manslaughter
and sentenced to 4 years in the State Prison: granted reprieve
for 60 days from January 28, 1954.
Sam Coley, convicted in the Circuit Court of Bay County,
Spring term, 1953, of offense of Operating an Automobile
while Intoxicated and sentenced to pay a fine of $100.00, and
to serve three months in the County Jail; in default of pay-
ment of said fine to serve two months additional in the
County Jail, granted reprieves as follows: 30 days from De-
cember 29, 1953; 60 days from January 26, 1954; and 60 days
from March 30, 1954.
Paul Guarino, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Hillsborough County, June 13, 1952, of offense of Receiving
Stolen Property, 2 charges, and sentenced to ten years in the
State Prison, granted reprieves as follows: 30 days from Feb-
ruary 16, 1954; and 50 days from March 18, 1954.
Theo John Lelekis, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Polk County, November 5, 1952, of offenses of Pro-
moting a Lottery, Conducting a Lottery and Possessing Lot-
tery Paraphernalia, and sentenced to two years in the State
Prison: granted reprieve for 30 days from June 2, 1954.
Manuel Fernandez, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Polk County, November 5, 1952, of offenses of
Possessing Lottery Paraphernalia, Conducting a Lottery, and
Promoting a Lottery, and sentenced to two years in the State
Prison: granted reprieve for 30 days from June 2, 1954.
TRAVIS DALLAS BOWEN, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record of Polk County, November 5, 1952, of offenses of
Possessing Lottery Paraphernalia, Conducting a Lottery, and
Promoting a Lottery, and sentenced to 2 years in the State
Prison, granted reprieves as follows: 30 days from June 2,
1954; and 60 days from July 2, 1954.
DAVE KAMINSKI, alias Dave Kaminsky, alias Dave Kaye,
convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of Dade County,
July 8, 1953, of offense of Assault with Intent to Commit
Murder in the First Degree and sentenced to 20 years in
the State Prison: granted reprieve for 60 days from June
2, 1954.
SOLLY ISAACS, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord of Dade County, July 8, 1953, of offense of Assault with
Intent to Commit Murder in the First Degree and sentenced
to 20 years in the State Prison: granted reprieve for 60
days from June 2, 1954.
D. L. SANDERS, convicted in the Circuit Court of Bay
County, Fall term, 1952, of offense of Manslaughter and
sentenced to 12 years in the State prison: granted reprieves
as follows: 60 days from March 16, 1954; 30 days from
May 15, 1954; and 60 days from July 16, 1954.
JIMMY DEMETREE, convicted in the Court of Crimes



of Dade County, June 28, 1954, of offense of Keeping a
House of Ill Fame and sentenced to serve one year in the
State Prison: granted reprieve from December 8, 1954 to
January 2, 1955.
GERALD THOMAS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Dade County, September 3, 1953, of offense of



Is



By Messrs. Maness of Duval and Hopkins of Escambia-
H. B. No. 103-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
adoption; amending Section 72.27 of Florida Statutes; pro-
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Armed Robbery, Principal in the Second Degree and sen-
tenced to ten years in the State Prison: granted reprieve
for 30 days from February 18, 1955.
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCUR-
RENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Ballinger of Leon-
H. R. NO. 99-A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE EX-
PENSES AND PAY OF OFFICERS AND ATTACHES OF
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN THE 1955 SES-
SION OF THE LEGISLATURE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That for services to the House of Representatives of the 1955
session of the Legislature of Florida, the following per diem
or daily salaries shall be paid to the officers and attaches:
a. All department heads and assistants, sergeant at arms,
chief clerk and principal assistants, payroll clerk, photographic
personnel, committee and personal secretaries, typists, veri-
fiers, indexers, custodian of supplies and postmaster shall each
receive $10 per diem.
b. All other employees except pages and messengers shall
receive $10 per diem.
c. Pages and messengers shall receive $6 per diem.
d. Provided, however, that in the discretion of the Speaker
and the House Appropriations Committee, duties and responsi-
bilities of the employees of the House of Representatives may
be classified according to the standard employee classifiication
system recommended in the personnel study report prepared
under authority of Chapter 28127, Acts of 1953, and may be
paid in accordance with the median salaries therein recom-
mended for all other state employees doing similar or compara-
ble work.
-was read in full.
Mr. Ballinger moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 99 was
adopted.
By Mr. Mahon of Duval-
H. B. No. 100-A bill to be entitled An Act permitting
the State of Florida to be made a party to actions affect-
ing property on which the State has a lien, with particular
reference to allowing the State to be made a party in actions
to foreclose mortgages or other liens on real or personal
property and in suits to quiet title.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-General.
By Mr. Knight of Calhoun-
H. B. No. 101-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
partition of property; to amend Section 66.06, Florida Stat-
utes, by the addition of Subsection (4) providing for sale
of property by special master under certain conditions.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-General.
By Mr. Maness of Duval-
H. B. No. 102-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
political advertisements; amending Section 104.37 and add-
ing Section 104.372 to Chapter 104, Florida Statutes; re-
quiring all political advertisements, whether newspapers,
radios or television shall print therein or announce at the
time of any broadcast or telecast, the cost and names of
persons paying for such advertisement; and providing for
penalty.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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not be noted on any docket, index or other record outside
of the court file in such proceeding.
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. 104-A bill to entitled An Act relating to the al-
location of race track funds in Flagler County; providing for
the allocation of race track funds received by Flagler County,
Florida, pursuant to Chapter 550, Florida Statutes; and setting
effective date.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
104.
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. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 105-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
and permit in Flagler County, the permissive closing of banks,
trust companies and other banking organizations on Satur-
days; and providing that as to all banking transactions Sat-
urday shall be a legal holiday as to banks closing under this
law; and providing for the repeal of all laws in conflict here-
with.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
105.
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. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 106.-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
allocation of the first $50,000 of race track funds received by
Flagler County, Florida, to the Board of Public Instruction
of said county, and the balance of such race track funds to
the Board of County Commissioners of said county; providing
for the pledge of all of said first $50,000 of said race track
funds by said Board of Public Instruction or such portion
thereof as may be required for the payment of the principal
of and interest on and reserves for any school bonds issued
by said Board of Public Instruction for and on behalf of
special tax School District No. 1 of said county, and provid-
ing for the terms and conditions of such pledge and the
rights and remedies of the holders of said bonds in relation
thereto; and providing when this Act shall take effect.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
106.
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. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 107-A bill to be entitled An Act granting certain
additional powers to the Board of County Commissioners of
Flagler County, Florida in addition to the general powers
of said board and to ratify, approve and confirm all actions
taken, things done, accounts paid, contracts entered into,
agreements made and claims settled by the Board of County
Commissioners of Flagler County, Florida for and during
that period of time commencing October 1st, 1950 to and in-
cluding the 1st day of April, 1955; and providing when said
act shall become effective.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.



107.



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By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 112-A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting
the sale, distribution, or offer of sale of electrical energy
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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 or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 108-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the Board of County Commissioners of Flagler County, Flor-
ida to enter into agreements for group insurance for em-
ployees of the Board of County Commissioners of said county,
for members of said board, for the employees of the fee offices
and for the fee officers, to provide for contributions of said
board to the premiums therefore; to do any and all things
necessary to provide and carry out such group insurance; to
deduct periodically from the wages of any employee, board
member, employees of the fee offices and for the fee officers,
upon written request of such employee, board member, em-
ployees of the fee offices and for the fee officers, any pre-
mium or portion of premium for such insurance; declaring
purpose of Act to be a county purpose.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
108.
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. Grimes and Pratt of Manatee-
H. B. No. 109-A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the
present municipalities of the City of Bradenton Beach, Man-
atee County, Florida, Town of Holmes Beach, Manatee
County, Florida, and City of Anna Maria, Manatee County,
Florida; to create and to establish a new municipality to be
known as the City of Anna Maria Island, Manatee County,
Florida; to fix and define the boundaries of said city, which
shall include all territory heretofore included in the three
municipalities to be abolished by this Act; to provide for the
government, powers and privileges of said city and the means
for exercising the same; to authorize the imposition of penal-
ties for violation or ordinances; and to subject the adoption
of this Act to a referendum election.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Tillett of Polk-
H. B. No. 110-A bill to be entitled An Act to register
lobbyists; regulating their activities; requiring the filing of
reports by them and their employers; prescribing the powers
and duties of the Secretary of State in regard thereto;
providing penalty for violations; and providing effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary-General.
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 111-A bill to be entitled An Act regulating
the manufacture, transportation, storage, sale, handling and
use of explosives; granting to the State Fire Marshal power
to promulgate regulations in relation to said matters; fixing
penalties for violations of this Act and such regulations,
including revocation or suspension of licenses and permits
issued hereunder; repealing at October 1, 1955, Chapter
28144, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1953 (appearing as Chap-
ter 552, Florida Statutes, 1953) said session law being titled,
"An Act regulating the manufacture, transportation, use and
distribution of explosives and providing penalties for vio-
lation thereof"; and fixing the effective date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
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ice from any rural electric cooperative now or hereafter
authorized to do business in the State of Florida and pro-
vided for enforcement of the Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Utilities.

By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 113-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Subsection 4 of Section 425.04, Florida Statutes 1953, re-
lating to powers of rural electric cooperatives by authoriz-
ing continued operation by cooperatives in areas which be-
come incorporated as municipal corporations or which are
included within the corporate limits of an established mu-
nicipal corporation under certain conditions and with certain
limitations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Utilities.
By Mr. Beasley of Walton--
H. B. No. 114-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
county dumping grounds, amending Chapter 125, Florida
Statutes, by adding a new section to authorize the Board of
County Commissioners to acquire and establish county dumps.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County & Municipal Government.
By Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 115-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to grand
juries; amending Section 905.08, Florida Statutes, relating to
appointment of the grand jury foreman.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 116-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for and
creating a jury commission in Walton County, Florida; pre-
scribing their qualifications, method of appointment, powers,
duties, functions, terms of office; and providing for the selec-
tion, listing and procurement of jurors in said county.
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 or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.

By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 117-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to pri-
maries and elections in Walton County, creating a county
election commission; prescribing the qualifications, terms of
office, method of appointment of members, fixing their com-
pensation, prescribing their powers and duties making the
County Supervisor of Registration ex officio the clerk and the
County Attorney the attorney for the commission, providing
for a canvassing board, and providing for penalties for viola-
tions of this Act.

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 or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-



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H. B. No. 118 -A bill to be entitled An Act creating
the office of county attorney in and for Walton County,
Florida; providing that the initial county attorney shall be
appointed by the governor; providing that the initial appoint-



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ment shall be until his successor is duly elected and qualified;
providing for subsequent election of county attorney; fixing
the term of office of said officer; fixing his duties and
compensation; repealing all laws and parts of laws in con-
flict herewith; providing for effective date.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
118.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Okell, Herrell and Orr of Dade-
H. B. No. 119---A bill to be entitled An Act providing for a
maximum number of one hundred twenty duty hours <120 lirs.)
in any two (2) consecutive calendar weeks, for firemen of
municipalities with a population of fifteen thousand (15,000)
or more, according to the most recent official census, and
providing that the shifts shall be alternated from night to
day, or otherwise, that neither shift shall be discriminated
against, providing for twenty-four (24) hours duty on alternate
days and in emergencies; providing that the Act shall not re-
peal any law or ordinance of any city allowing vacation for
firemen; repealing Sections 167.63 and 167.632, Florida Stat-
utes; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County & Municipal Government.
By Mr. Maness of Duval-
H. B. No. 120-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
sale of submerged lands by trustees of internal improvement
fund; amending Section 253.13, Florida Statutes; by requiring
copy of publication notice of intention of sale; to be for-
warded to riparian owners whose rights are affected.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Boards, Bureaus & Commissions.
By The Committee on Public Safety-
H. B. No. 121-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide
for drivers' education in the public secondary schools to
be financed by additional drivers license fees; making an
appropriation and prescribing the manner of its disburse-
ment; requiring adoption of rules and regulations by the
State Board of Education and for administration of the
program by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction;
and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committees on Finance & Taxation and Appropriations.
Mr. Surles moved that House Bill No. 121, which was re-
ferred to the Committees on Finance & Taxation and Ap-
propriations, also be referred to the Committee on Education-
Public Schools.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion that House Bill
No. 121 also be referred to the Committee on Education-Pub-
lic Schools, the result was:



Yeas:
Alexander
Ballinger
Beasley
Chaires
Gleaton
Home
Nays:
Andrews
Arrington
Bartholomew
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford



Jones, E. B.
Lancaster
Marshburn
McAlpin
Page
Papy


Boyd
Brewer
Burton
Carmine
Chappell
Cleveland
Coleman



Petersen
Pittman
Pruitt
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Tillett


Conner
Costin
Crews
Cross
Dukes
Duncan
Gibbons



Usina
Weinstein
Williams,V.A.Jr.





Griffin
Grimes
Hathaway
Johnson,C.R.Jr.
Herrell
Hopkins
Inman











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Johnson, Tom Merritt Roberts, E. S. Sweeny
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Musselman Roberts, H. W. Turlington
Jones, O. W. Okell Rowell Varn
King Orr Saunders Westberry
Knight Patton Shaffer Williams, G. W.
Land Pratt Shipp Williams, J.R.A.
Livingston Putnal Smith, S. N., Jr. Youngberg
Maness Revelle Stewart, C. D. Zelmenovitz
Yeas-21.
Nays-60.
The motion was not agreed to and House Bill No. 121 was
not referred to the Committee on Education-Pubilc Schools.
Mr. Belser introduced students of the Senior Class of
Holmes County High School and their teacher, Miss Catherine
Powell.
Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough introduced 22 students from
Wilson Junior High School, Tampa, and their teacher, Miss
Waddell.
By Mr. Tillett of Polk-
H. B. No. 122-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to in-
surers not authorized to do business in state; providing for
service of process on insurers; providing for defense by in-
surers; providing for attorneys fees; providing effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Tillett of Polk-
H. B. No. 123-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
blind persons; amending Section 413.08, Florida Statutes; to
prohibit the refusal of entry or use of places of public
accommodation, or recreation, to blind persons for reason
that said person being led by dog guides, and to provide
penalties for violation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Conner of Bradford and Andrews of Union-
H. B. No. 124-A bill to be entitled An Act for relief of
L. F. Chapman for damages to his automobile sustained on
U. S. Highway 301, caused by falling limb of oak tree.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By The Committee on Public Safety-
H. B. No. 125-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
drivers' licenses; amending Subsection (2) of Section 322.16,
Florida Statutes, relating to restricted licenses issued to
persons under sixteen (16) years of age.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Committee on Public Safety-
H. B. No. 126-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to ap-
plications for drivers' licenses for minors; amending Subsec-
tion (1) of Section 322.09, Florida Statutes, by requiring sub-
mission of a birth certificate by such applicant.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Committee on Public Safety--
H. B. No. 127-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
reports of motor vehicle accidents; amending Subsection (1)
of Section 317.12, Florida Statutes; by requiring driver of
vehicle involved in an accident involving a minimum prop-
erty damage to report same.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Committee on Public Safety--
H. B. No. 128-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that
the driver of a vehicle convicted of a second offense of leav-



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the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Pruitt moved that House Bill No. 134, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation, also be re-
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and 317.08, Florida Statutes, shall be guilty of a felony; and
authorizing arrests in such cases without a warrant.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
Mr. Knight moved that House Bill No. 128, which was re-
ferred to the Calendar without reference, be taken from the
Calendar and referred to the Committee on Judiciary-
Criminal.
The motion was agreed to and House Bill No. 128 was or-
dered taken from the Calendar and referred to the Commit-
tee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By The Committee on Public Safety-
H. B. No. 129-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
reckless driving of a vehicle; amending Subsection (1) of
Section 317.21, Florida Statutes; defining the offense of
reckless driving.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered
placed on the Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Conner of Bradford and Andrews of Union-
H. B. No. 130-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
the widow of J. G. Godwin, late assistant superintendent
at the Florida State Prison at Raiford; providing a pen-
sion for her; making an appropriation therefore and setting
the effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committees on Claims and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Usina of St. Johns, Bodiford of Bay, Belser of
Holmes, Knight of Calhoun, Beasley of Walton, Land of
Orange, Cross of Alachua, McAlpin of Hamilton, Hathaway of
Charlotte, Westberry of Duval, Sheppard of Lee, Zelmenovitz
of Okeechobee, Weinstein of St. Johns, Orr of Dade, Pruitt of
Jefferson, Turlington of Alachua, Hopkins of Escambia, Con-
ner of Bradford, Herrell of Dade, Musselman of Broward,
Home of Leon, Bryant of Marion, and Coleman of Orange-
H. B. No. 131-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tions 464.051 (4), 464.071 (3), 464.091, 464.111 (6), 464.121 (3),
464.131, 464.151 (1) and 464.22 of Chapter 464, Florida Stat-
utes, relatingto the practice of nursing; adding additional
sections to Chapter 464, Florida Statutes; repealing Sections
464.101, 464.141, 464.161 and 464.171 of Chapter 464, Florida
Statutes; repealing conflicting laws, fixing effect date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Bishop of Columbia-
H. B. No. 132-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
teachers retirement; amending Subsections (1)(a), (2) and
adding paragraph (d) to Subsection (3) of Section 238.05,
Florida Statutes; providing for prior service credit; armed
forces time to be counted for retirement.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Pensions & Retirement.
By Mr. Varn of Hernando-
H. B. No. 133-A bill to be entitled An Act repealing
Chapter 649, Florida Statutes, relating to limited surety
companies; fixing effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Varn of Hernando-
H. B. No. 134-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
pari-mutuel pools; amending Section 550.16, Florida Stat-
utes, by adding thereto Subsection (14) and amending Sec-
tion 551.09, Florida Statutes, by adding thereto Subsection
(9); providing for disposition of unpaid moneys resulting
from failure of persons owning winning pari-mutuel tickets
to present same for payment.
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The motion was agreed to and House Bill No. 134 was or-
dered referred to the Committees on Finance & Taxation and
Public Amusements.
By Mr. Varn of Hernando-
H. B. No. 135-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tions 627.72(6) (b), 627.76, 627.79(2) (c) and (e), 627.80(2),
627.81(7) (a), 627.84(1) and 627.89(1), Florida Statutes, re-
lating to the insurance agents and solicitors license law;
defining service representatives; prohibiting persons from ad-
vertising as agents or solicitors unless licensed; requiring agents
to be in branch offices; providing for educational courses; lim-
iting the time examinations may be taken; providing for special
licenses; defining excess and rejected risks; 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 Insurance.
By Mr. Hopkins of Escambia-
H. B. No. 136-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that
on all contracts for the payment of money the creditor shall
be permitted to charge only certain amounts other than for
interest; requiring that all interest charged or paid shall be
so designated in the contract and receipts for payment there-
under; and providing a penalty for violations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Mr. Varn of Hernando-
H. B. No. 137-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tions 642.06, 644.01(2), 644.03(2), 644.05(3), 644.07(3)(a)(c)
and (5), and 644.10(1) and (2), relating to blanket sickness
and accident insurance; making available to newspaper pub-
lishers group insurance for independent contractor newpaper-
boys; defining accident and health agents; providing that
filing fee not refundable after examination processed;
lengthening period persons must be licensed to remain quali-
fied; eliminating provision for temporary license; eliminat-
ing notification to agent's company he is licensed for addi-
tional companies; defining excess and rejected risks; repeal-
ing Sections 644.04(4) and (5), 644.07(3)(d), 644.08, and all
other laws in conflict herewith, and providing for effective
date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Varn of Hernando-
H. B. No. 138-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tions 626.07, 629.20(2), and 631.16(1), Florida Statutes, re-
lating to annual renewal of statements and certificates of
insurers; penalties for violating fire rating law; defining alien
insurers licensed to engage in business in this State; 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 Insurance.

By Mr. Varn of Hernando-
H. B. No. 139-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
domestication of the United States branches of alien insurers;
authorizing the execution of domestication agreements sub-
ject to the approval of the insurance commissioner; provid-
ing for consummation of domestication agreements, transfer
of deposits and withdrawal of trustee assets; and providing
that a domestic company succeeding to the business and assets
of the United States branch of an alien insurer shall be sub-
ject to license and premium receipts taxes imposed by Sec-
tion 205.43, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Varn of Hernando-
H. B. No. 140-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 633.05, Florida Statutes, relating to regulations of
the Insurance Commissioner concerning inflammable ma-



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any of its products, by adding thereto the term "explo-
sives" and prescribing standards to be observed by said
officer with respect to such regulations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Safety.
By Mr. Varn of Hernando-
H. B. No. 141-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Sections 625.212, 645.01(6), and 645.05(4), Florida Statutes,
relating to the placing of insurance with nonadmitted car-
riers, and further amending Section 645.05 by adding thereto
an additional sub-section to be numbered (5) relating to
placing ocean marine and aviation insurance with nonad-
mitted carriers; 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 Insurance.
By Mr. Varn of Hernando-
H. B. No. 142-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
the examination, licensing and regulation of bail bonds-
men and runners; defining the duties and powers of the
Insurance Commissioner; defining certain terms used herein
and establishing the procedure for the revocation of licenses
by the Commissioner and for judicial review of orders en-
tered by the Commissioner; repealing Sections 627.72(9),
627.82(3), 903.10, 903.11, 903.111, and 903.15, Florida Stat-
utes, and providing for the effective date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Varn of Hernando-
H. B. No. 143-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 627.85(2). Florida Statutes, relating to the division of
commissions local agents are to receive for countersigning
policies of insurance on risks or property located in this
state; 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 Insurance.
By Mr. Varn of Hernando-
H. B. No. 144-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tions 175.07 and 185.10, Florida Statutes, relating to the dis-
tribution of municipal firemen's relief and pension fund and
police officers' retirement fund; providing that such funds
shall be distributed on or before June 1st of each year and
at such other times as the state treasurer may elect; provid-
ing for the effective date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Varn of Hernando-
H. B. No. 145-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 205.45(2), Florida Statutes, relating to the distribution
of agents' and solicitors' license taxes to the counties; pro-
viding that such taxes shall be distributed on or before Feb-
ruary 1st of each year following the date of collection, and
thereafter at such other times as the state treasurer may
elect; providing for the effective date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Varn of Hernando-
H. B. No. 146-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
642.04(2), Florida Statutes, relating to group accident and sick-
ness insurance; defining such insurance and establishing re-
quirements for its issuance in this state; providing for effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance
By Mr. Varn of Hernando-



H. B. No. 147-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
634.02, 634.06(4)(c), 634.07(2), 634.07(3), 634.27(9)(e), and
205.45(5), Florida Statutes, relating to life insurance companies














and their agents; clarifying the laws and eliminating obsolete
language relative thereto; defining excess and rejected risks;
increasing the list of securities eligible for investment funds;
prohibiting companies organized under the laws of this state
from doing business in other states unless authorized; defining
reciprocal state; repealing Section 634.051, and providing for
the effective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Tillett of Polk-
H. B. No. 148-A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit foreign
insurance companies financially owned or controlled by a for-
eign government outside the United States or territories from
doing any kind of insurance business in the state; providing
for penalties; providing for effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Tillett of Polk-
H. B. No. 149-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
conspiracy by amending Section 833.01, Florida Statutes, to
provide that conviction for conspiracy to commit any of-
fense shall carry the same punishment as the principal of-
fense; and providing effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By Messrs. Bishop of Columbia and Jones of Taylor-
H. B. No. 150-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
schools; amending Subsection (10) of Section 236.07, Florida
Statutes, by providing for the continuance in rank III of
teachers holding certain certificates issued prior to October
1, 1939.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Public Schools.
By Messrs. Livingston of Highlands, Jones of Madison,
Sweeny of Volusia, Crews of Baker, Orr of Dade, Smith of
DeSoto, Smith of Indian River, Land of Orange, and Boyd
of Lake-
H. B. No. 151-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
rehabilitation of alcoholics; amending Sections 396.031 and
396.121(1), Florida Statutes; revising the legal description of
the site of the rehabilitation center; authorizing the purchase
of additional land for the center; providing an appropriation
for the board; and providing the effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on State Institutions and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Conner of Bradford and Bishop of Columbia-
"H. B. No. 152-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
the State of Florida may enter into a compact with any one
or more of the states of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mis-
sissippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia,
and West Virginia, to promote effective prevention and con-
trol of forest fires in the southeastern region of the United
States; providing for members from the State of Florida to
an advisory committee to administer said compact; and pro-
viding for the carrying out of said compact,

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Forestry.
By Messrs. Hopkins and Jernigan of Escambia, Musselman
of Broward, Herrell of Dade, and Carmine of Lee--
H. B. No. 153-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
probate of estates; amending Section 731.36, Florida Stat-
utes; relating to the provision that the widow of an intes-
tate shall take certain articles in addition to dower including
one (1) motor vehicle.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Mr. Pruitt of Jefferson-



H. J. R. No. 154-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING



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AN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2, ARTICLE III OF THE
CONSTITUTION, RELATING TO REGULAR AND EXTRA
SESSIONS OF THE LEGISLATURE, BY ADDING TO SAID
SECTION A PROVISION FOR THE CONVENING OF THE
LEGISLATURE INTO EXTRA SESSION BY THE MEMBERS
THEREOF.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to article III, section 2
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 the year 1956, as follows:
Section 2. Regular and extra sessions.-The regular ses-
sions of the legislature shall be held biennially, commenc-
ing on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April,
1887, and on the corresponding day of every second year
thereafter, but the governor may convene the same in extra
session by his proclamation. Regular sessions of the leg-
islature may extend to sixty (60) days, but no special ses-
sion convened by the governor shall exceed twenty (20)
days. The regular sixty (60) day biennial session of the
legislature may, by a three-fifths vote of the membership
of both houses, be extended not exceeding a total of thirty
(30) days which need not be consecutive. Recesses in such
extended session shall be taken only by joint action of
both houses. No extended session may last beyond Septem-
ber 1st following the regular biennial session. During such
extended session, no additional proposed legislation shall be
introduced unless consent is first obtained by a two-thirds
(2/3) vote of the members of the House into which it is
sought to be introduced.
Provided, that the legislature may also be convened in
extra session in the following manner: When twenty per
cent (20%) of the members of the legislature shall ex-
ecute in writing and file with the secretary of state their
certificates that conditions warrant the convening of the
legislature into extra session, the secretary of state shall,
within seven (7) days after receiving the requisite num-
ber of such certificates, poll the members of the legis-
lature, and upon the affirmative vote of three-fifths (3/5)
of the members of both houses, shall forthwith fix the
day and hour for convening of such extra session. Notice
thereof shall be given each member by registered mail
within seven (7) days after receiving the requisite number
of said certificates. The time for convening of said session
shall be not less than fourteen (14) days nor more than
twenty-one (21) days from the date of mailing said notices.
In pursuance of said certificates, affirmative vote of the mem-
bership and notice, the legislature shall convene in extra
session for all purposes as if convened in regular session;
provided, however, that any such extra session shall be lim-
ited to a period of thirty (30) days. Should the secretary
of state fail to receive the requisite number of said cer-
tificates requesting the convening of an extra session of
the legislature within a period of sixty (60) days after
receipt of the first of said certificates, all certificates previ-
ously filed shall be rendered null and void and no extra
session shall be called and said certificates shall not be
used at any future time for the convening of the leg-
islature.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Hopkins of Escambia-
H. J. R. No. 155-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING
AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VIII OF THE CONSTITU-
TION OF FLORIDA RELATING TO COUNTIES AND
CITIES BY ADDING THERETO A SECTION RELATING
TO THE FEES AND COMPENSATION OF COUNTY OF-
FICERS OF ESCAMBIA COUNTY.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:

That the following amendment to article VIII of the con-
stitution of Florida, by adding a section to be designated by
an appropriate section number of article VIII, is hereby
agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of this state



for ratification or rejection at the next general election to
be held in 1956, as follows:



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Section ............. All fees, revenues or other charges collected
by the several county officers of Escambia County shall be
paid into the general county fund of Escambia County sub-
ject to disbursement as provided by law. The legislature shall
provide by local or special legislation for the salaries, expenses
and compensation to be paid the several county officers of
Escambia County. Any legislation which shall have heretofore
been enacted in contemplation of the ratification of this
amendment is hereby confirmed and shall have the same
force and effect as if the said legislation were enacted sub-
sequent to the ratification of this amendment.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Ballinger and Home of Leon-
H. B. No. 156-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 13 of Chapter 24663, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1947, and Sections 1 and 16 of Chapter 24663, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1947, as amended by Chapter 25981, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1949, relating to power of the Board
of County Commissioners of Leon County, Florida, to regu-
late within certain territory of said county not included in
any municipality the height and size of buildings and other
structures, percentage of lot that may be occupied, size of
yards, courts and other open spaces, the density of pop-
ulation; location and use of buildings, structures and land
for trade, industry, residence or other use to adopt safety
and sanitary codes regulating plumbing and electrical in-
stallations; to cooperate with the State Road Department
or other governmental agencies or departments; providing
for division of such territory into districts and to regulate
said matters within said districts; providing for appoint-
ment of a zoning commission and a board of adjustment;
providing for remedies and penalties for violation of this
Act, or any order, resolution, rule or regulation made under
authority hereby conferred; conferring power to prescribe
and enforce rules and regulations to effectuate the pur-
poses of this Act; providing for regulating additional terri-
tory on petition of land owners; authorizing expenditure
of funds for the administration of this act and providing
means for enforcing payment of permit fees and providing
for a continuing planning and zoning commission.
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 or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Ballinger and Horne of Leon-
H. B. No. 157-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of County Commissioners of Leon County, Florida, to
establish, operate and maintain a free public library or free
library service for said county; authorizing the leasing, ac-
quiring or construction of a library building and declaring
said building to be a county building, and providing for the
payment of costs of leasing, acquiring or constructing said
building; authorizing said board to employ a librarian and
other personnel and to fix their term, salaries, duties and
compensation; providing for levying of a tax for purposes
of providing funds to pay operation and maintenance of such
free library or free library service; establishing an item in the
annual budget of said county for library purposes and au-
thorizing carrying forward unexpended balance of said item
into the succeeding year's budget; authorizing acceptance of
gifts, bequests or devises for said library and authorizing
contracts with the State of Florida, municipalities, counties
or non-profit library corporations in carrying out the pro-
visions of this Act and empowering said board to adopt rules
and regulations governing said library or library service;
and conferring any power on said board that may hereafter
be conferred upon boards of county commissioners by general
law relating to public libraries.



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



!~



When the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Conner
Yeas-79.
Nays-0.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Costin Knight
Crews Land
Cross Livingston
Dickinson Mahon
Dukes Maness
Duncan Marshburn
Gibbons McAlpin
Griffin Merritt
Grimes Moody
Hathaway Musselman
Herrell Okell
Hopkins Orr
Hone Page
Inman Patton
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen
Johnson, Tom Pittman
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pratt
Jones, E. B. Pruitt
Jones, O. W. Putnal
King Revelle



Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Webb
Weinstein
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
By Mr. Horne of Leon-
H. R. No. 160-A HOUSE RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING



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Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Ballinger and Home of Leon-
H. B. No. 158-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the
last day on which candidates for nomination for certain
county offices in Leon County, Florida, shall qualify for
political party nominations in the primaries.
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 or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Musselman of Broward-
H. B. No. 159-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
city of Hollywood, Broward County, Florida; to abolish the
present municipal government of said city, and to create,
establish and organize a municipality to be known and desig-
nated as the "City of Hollywood" and to define its territorial
boundaries, and to provide for its government, jurisdiction,
powers, franchises and privileges; and providing for a ref-
erendum.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Local Calendar.
Mr. Musselman was given unanimous consent to now con-
sider House Bill No. 159.
Mr. Musselman 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. Musselman 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 vote and
House Bill No. 159 was read a third time in full.














THE OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE OF THE HONOR-
ABLE R. A. GRAY, SECRETARY OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA DURING THE PAST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the House of Representatives, in session assembled,
extend to the Honorable R. A. Gray, Secretary of the State
of Florida, on the occasion of his 25th Anniversary, its
recognition for his untiring and outstanding service to the
great State of Florida.
was read in full.
Mr. Horne moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 160
was adopted.
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following messages from the Senate were received and
read:
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 11, 1955.
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By the Committee on Appropriations-
S. B. No. 2-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
the State Department of Public Welfare providing for a
deficiency appropriation for old age assistance for the bi-
ennium of 1953-1955; providing an effective date.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 2 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title.
As a companion measure to House Bill No. 41 now on
the Calendar Senate Bill No. 2 was ordered placed on the
Calendar without reference.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 11, 1955.
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By the Committee on Appropriations-
S. B. No. 3-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
the Public Welfare; amending Item 65 of Subsection (1)
of Section 282.01, Florida Statutes, by repealing the con-
cluding paragraph pertaining to the non-transferability of
funds.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 3 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title.
As a similar measure to House Bill No. 43 now on the
Calendar, Senate Bill No. 3 was ordered placed on the
Calendar without reference.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 11, 1955
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:



I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-



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By Senator Pope-
S. B. No. 5-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the
Charter of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, to cancel all
outstanding tax liens, tax certificates, and special assessments
now held by said City for the year 1933, and prior years.
Proof of publication attached.
Also-
By Senator Pope-
S. B. No. 6-A bill to be entitled An Act to validate and
confirm the Code of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, 1952,
and Ordinance No. 634 adopting same, and all ordinances
passed subsequent thereto.
Proof of publication attached.
Also-
By Senator Pope-
S. B. No. 8-A bill to be entitled An Act repealing that pro-
vision of the charter of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, as
amended, which requires employees of said city to be residents
thereof, and providing that such employees may reside within
the boundaries of St. Johns County, Florida.
Proof of publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill No.
5.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 5 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill No.
6.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 6 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill No.
8.
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. 8 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 11, 1955
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Pope-

S. B. No. 10-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
no suit shall be instituted or maintained against the City of



St. Augustine, Florida, for damages arising out of personal
injury unless written notice of such claim or injury be given



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to the City Clerk or the City Attorney of said city within 60
days from the date of receiving said injury.
Proof of publication attached.
Also-
By Senator Pope-
S. B. No. 14-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
154, Chapter 11148, Special Acts of 1925, as amended by
Section 67, Chapter 14375, Special Acts of 1929, pertaining
to expenditure of money by the City of St. Augustine, Florida.
Proof of publication attached.
Also-
By Senator Pope-
S. B. No. 15-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
in the event of the removal of any paid official appointed by
the City Commission of the City of St. Augustine, Florida,
after having served for a period of thirty days, such official
upon request shall be entitled to a public hearing within fif-
teen days after such removal, and that said removal shall not
become final until after such hearing.
Proof of publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill No.
10.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 10 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 Senate Bill No.
14.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 14 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 Senate Bill No.
15.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 15 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 11, 1955
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-

By Senator Pope--
S. B. No. 18-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Subsec-
tion (1), Section 34 of Chapter 11148, Special Acts of 1925,
pertaining to the powers of the City Manager of the City of
St. Augustine, Florida, by increasing right of purchase with-
out competitive bidding from $200.00 to $500.00.



April 12, 1955



Also-
By Senator Pope-
S. B. No. 19-A bill to be entitled An Act amending the
Charter of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, providing that
all appeals from the Municipal Court of the City of St. Augus-
tine, Florida, shall be to the Circuit Court by trial de novo
as now provided by the laws of the State of Florida, on
appeals from the Justice of the Peace Courts.
Proof of publication attached.
Also-
By Senator Pope-
S. B. No. 16-A bill to be entitled An Act exempting the Oty
of St. Augustine, Florida, from the provisions of Section 210.21,
Florida Statutes.
Proof of publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill No.
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 Senate Bill No. 18 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 Senate Bill No.
19.
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. 19 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and referred to the Committee
on Judiciary-Civil.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill No.
16.
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. 16 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and referred to the Committee
on Finance & Taxation.
Tallahassee, Florida,

April 11, 1955
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-

By Senator Pope-

S. B. No. 17-A bill to be entitled An Act amending the
Charter of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, providing that
the Registration Books of said city shall be opened for registra-
tion and re-registration of electors Monday through Friday of
each week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and in addition thereto
for a period of 30 days on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., until and including 15
days prior to any primary or special election.
Proof of publication attached.



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By Senator Douglas-
S. B. No. 41-A bill to be entitled An Act directing and re-
quiring the Comptroller of the State of Florida to pay to
the Board of Public Instruction of Holmes County one thou-
sand dollars ($1,000.00) of said county's race track funds each
year; which shall constitute a special band fund to be spent
only to aid such county's high school bands; providing method
of expenditure, disposition and accounting of said special band
fund; providing an effective date.
Proof of publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill No.
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.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill No.
41.
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. 41 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the
Local Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 11, 1955
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Cabot-
S. B. No. 36-A bill to be entitled An Act creating and
establishing in Broward County, a County Parole and Proba-
tion Office; providing that appointment and compensation of
office staff be subject to Chapter 947, Florida Statutes, direct-
ing the Board of County Commissioners to expend county funds
for office expenses and salary of office staff; and providing an
effective date.
Proof of publication attached.
Also--

By Senator Douglas-
S. B. No. 38-A bill to be entitled An Act dissolving the Board
of Bond Trustees of Special Road and Bridge District B of
Holmes County and directing payment of funds of said district
to the Board of Public Instruction of Holmes County; provid-
ing an effective date.
Proof of publication attached.
Also-

By Senator Douglas-
S. B. No. 39-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Holmes
County, Florida, to transfer surplus funds from the road and
bridge fund to the Holmes County Hospital Corporation to be
used for the purpose of furnishing, maintaining, purchasing
of material, supplies, and operating said hospital.



Proof of publication attached.



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County each year equally between the Board of County Com-
missioners and County Board of Public Instruction of Holmes
County; and providing an effective date.
Proof of publication attached.



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-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill No.
36.
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. 36 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 Senate Bill No.
38.
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. 38 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 Senate Bill No.
39.
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. 39 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the
Local Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 11, 1955
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Douglas-
S. B. No. 42-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
the payment of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) per annum
of racing funds for a period of seven (7) years to the Holmes
County Board of Public Instruction for construction of a gym-
nasium at Poplar Springs High School; authorizing Board
of Public Instruction of Holmes County to issue warrants,
revenue certificates or other evidence of indebtedness not
exceeding seventy thousand dollars ($70,000.00) at any time,
in anticipation of receipt of said funds to construct a gym-
nasium at Poplar Springs High School and providing the
general procedure in issuing such warrants, certificates or
other evidence of indebtedness; and providing effective date.
Proof of publication attached.
Also-
By Senator Douglas-
S. B. No. 43-A bill to be entitled An Act to ratify, validate
and confirm certain conveyances of lands heretofore made
by the Board of County Commissioners of Holmes County.
Proof of publication attached.
Also-
By Senator Douglas-
S. B. No. 44-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the
distribution of $100,000 of racing funds to be paid to Holmes










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-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill No.
42.
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. 42 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 Senate Bill No.
43.
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. 43 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 Senate Bill No.
44.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 44 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the
Local Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 11, 1955
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Douglas-
S. B. No. 45-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
the creation of a Holmes County Hospital Corporation; to
provide for the establishment, acquisition or construction,
equipping, maintenance and operation of a public hospital at
Bonifay in Holmes County, Florida, for the benefit of the
citizens and residents of Holmes County, Florida; to provide
for the appointment of trustees of said hospital corporation
and fix their powers and duties; to provide that the physi-
cians, nurses, attendants and patients in said hospital shall
be subject to rules and regulations of the Board of Trustees
of said hospital; to provide that all purchases of supplies,
equipment and materials by said hospital corporation shall be
had after competitive conditions shall have been maintained;
to provide for a detailed publication annually of moneys re-
ceived and disbursed by said hospital corporation; to provide
for the acceptance of donations, gifts, contributions and
grants; to provide for the hospital corporation to negotiate
and enter into agreements with any Federal or State agency
lending or granting money for the purpose of establishing,
acquiring or constructing, erecting, equipping, maintaining
and operating a public hospital; to provide for the appropria-
tion of money and raising of revenue for the establishment,
acquisition or construction, maintenance, equipping and oper-
ation of such hospital by the allocation to such hospital of
a portion of the race track funds which may be received by
Holmes County; to provide that Holmes County, by and
through its Board of County Commissioners, shall be author-
ized to levy a tax of not more than five (5) mills on all tax-
able real and personal property in said County for a period
of twenty-five (25) years from July 1, 1955 for the establish-



ment, acquisition or construction, maintenance, equipping and
operation of such hospital; to provide that Holmes County
Hospital shall have the right of eminent domain; authorizing
said hospital corporation to borrow money and to issue nego-



April 12, 1955



tiable bonds, revenue certificates, notes, debentures, certifi-
cates of indebtedness and other obligations; to provide that
the bonds issued by said hospital corporation shall not
exceed one hundred seventy-five thousand ($175,000.00) dol-
lars; to provide for a freeholders election to be called and
held in Holmes County by Board of County Commissioners of

said County; to provide that all bonds issued by Holmes
County Hospital Corporation shall be issued only after the
same shall have been approved by the majority of the votes
cast in an election in which a majority of the freeholders, who
are qualified, registered electors in Holmes County shall par-
ticipate; to provide for the manner and method of holding
said election, canvassing and ascertaining the results thereof;
to provide that said bonds, when authorized, may be validated
as prescribed by law; to provide for the sale and issuance of
said bonds; providing for the trustees of said Holmes County
Hospital to prepare and present annually on or before the
first day of June to the Board of County Commissioners an
estimate of the amount of money needed to retire the princi-
pal indebtedness and interest for that year of outstanding
bonds; to provide that it shall be the mandatory duty of said
Board of County Commissioners to levy sufficient tax on the
real and personal property in Holmes County not to exceed
five (5) mills in any one year to retire said indebtedness in
accordance with the estimate submitted by said trustees of
Holmes County Hospital Corporation: to provide for rights
and remedies of the bondholders; to provide for certain re-
citals and conditions to be contained in said bonds; to pro-
vide duties and responsibilities of the Board of County Com-
missioners, tax assessor, comptroller and tax collector in
assessing, collecting and distributing said tax levy to retire
said bonded indebtedness; to provide that the bonds so issued
by the Holmes County Hospital Corporation are constituted
legal investments for State, County, Municipal or Public Funds
or for any bank, savings bank, trustees, executors or any
other trust or fiduciary funds; to provide when this Act be-
comes effective; to provide that all property owned by said
Holmes County Hospital Corporation shall be exempt from
taxation of every kind; to provide that the Board of County
Commissioners of Holmes County may allocate to the Holmes
County Hospital Corporation any other money in its posses-
sion not otherwise appropriated or allocated to other uses;
to provide that in the event that the Holmes County Hospital
Corporation is not formed under the provisions of this Act,
for any reason, then in such event, the race track funds pledg-
ed herein to Holmes County Hospital Corporation shall ac-
crue and be paid to Board of County Commissioners of Holmes
County for the use and benefit of such board of trustees as
may eventually construct and operate a public hospital in
Holmes County.
Proof of publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of publication of notice attached to Senate Bill No.
45.
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 45 contained in the above message was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 11, 1955
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-

By Senator Douglas-

S. B. No. 49-A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the
Board of Bond Trustees of Special Road and Bridge District



A, Holmes County and appropriating funds thereof to the
county road and bridge fund.



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Proof of publication attached.
Also-
By Senator Douglas-
S. B. No. 47-A bill to be entitled An Act creating the elective
office of County Attorney of Holmes County, Florida; fixing the
term of said office and the method of filling same; prescribing
the duties of said county attorney and fixing and prescribing
his fees and compensation therefore.
Proof of publication attached.
Also-
By Senator Douglas-
S. B. No. 51-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Holmes
County, Florida, to transfer surplus funds from the general
revenue fund to the Holmes County Hospital Corporation to
be used for the purpose of furnishing, maintaining, pur-
chasing of material, supplies and operating said hospital.
Proof of publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill No.
49.
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. 49 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 Senate 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 Senate Bill No. 47 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 Senate Bill No.
51.
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. 51 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the
Local Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida
April 11, 1955
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed--

By Senator Douglas-
S. B. No. 50-A bill to be entitled An Act to create and es-
tablish the Holmes County Gas District, for the proper public
and governmental purpose of acquiring, constructing, owning,
operating, managing, maintaining, extending, improving and
financing one or more gas distribution systems, or both, for
the use and benefit of the City of Bonifay and for the benefit



of the public and other users of gas in Holmes County and
such other municipalities to which the district may sell gas,



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and the citizens of Holmes County; to provide and prescribe
the territorial limits and area of service of the district, to
grant powers to the district, including the power of eminent
domain; to provide the means of exercising such powers; to
provide for a Board of Directors, as the governing body of
the district, to exercise the powers of the district and direct
its affairs; to provide offices for the district; to authorize
the district to issue and sell bonds or revenue certificates
payable solely from the revenues of its gas system or systems;
to authorize the judicial validation of such bonds or certifi-
cates; to provide for the execution and delivery by the dis-
trict of mortgages, deeds of trust and other instruments of
security for the benefit of the holders of such bonds or rev-
enue certificates; to provide for the remedies and rights
available to the holders of the bonds or revenue certificates;
to prohibit the district from any exercise of the power of
taxation; to provide that the property and income of the
district shall be tax exempt; to provide that the bonds or
revenue certificates of the district and interest thereon shall
be tax exempt; to provide that the deeds, mortgages, trust
indentures and other instruments of, by, or to the district
shall be tax exempt; to provide for the use and utilization
and distribution of the revenues of the gas systems of the dis-
trict; to exempt the district, its activities and functions and
the exercise of its powers, from the jurisdiction and control
of all state regulatory bodies and agencies; to regulate the
use of the proceeds from the sale of any bonds or revenue
certificates; to make such bonds or revenue certificates legal
investments for banks, trust companies, fiduciaries and pub-
lic agencies and bodies; to provide for the use of the public
roads by the district; to provide a covenant by the State of
Florida not to alter the provisions of this Act to the detri-
ment of the holders of bonds or revenue certificates of the
district; and to make provisions with respect to the acquisi-
tion, construction, maintenance, operation, financing and re-
financing of the gas system or systems by the district.
Proof of publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill No.
50.
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. 50 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 12, 1955
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-

By Senator Gautier (13th)--
S. B. No. 190-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
40 of Chapter 7672, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1917, being the
charter of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, entitled "An Act
to abolish the present municipal government of the Town
of Miami Beach, in the County of Dade and State of Florida,
and to establish, organize and incorporate a city government
for the City of Miami Beach, to define its territorial boun-
daries, to prescribe its jurisdiction, powers and privileges,
and for the exercise of same and to authorize the imposition
of penalties for the violation of its ordinances"; by providing
for the method of electing members of the City Council of
the City of Miami Beach, Florida, by providing for a primary
election for the nomination of candidates for City Council
when there are more than eight candidates qualified, and by
providing for the qualifications of candidates for City Council.



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-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill No.
190.
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. 190 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the
Local Calendar.
CONSIDERATION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
FOR SECOND READING
H. B. No. 41-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
State Department of Public Welfare providing for a de-
ficiency appropriation for old age assistance for the bi-
ennium of 1953-1955; providing an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Moody moved that the House now take up and con-
sider Senate Bill No. 2, a companion measure to House Bill
No. 41, now on the Calendar.
The motion was agreed to, and-
S. B. No. 2-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the State
Department of Public Welfare providing for a deficiency ap-
propriation for old age assistance for the biennium of 1953-
1955; providing an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Moody moved that Senate Bill No. 2 be substituted
for and considered in lieu of House Bill No. 41.
The motion was agreed to and Senate Bill No. 2 was sub-
stituted for House Bill No. 41.
Mr. Moody moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 2 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 2 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Moody moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 2 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 2 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Conner
Yeas-90.
Nays-None.



Cook Lancaster
Costin Land
Crews Livingston
Cross Mahon
Dickinson Maness
Dukes Marshburn
Duncan Merritt
Gibbons Moody
Gleaton Musselman
Griffin Okell
Grimes Orr
Hathaway Page
Herrell Patton
Hopkins Peeples
Inman Petersen
Jernigan Pittman
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt
Johnson, Tom Pruitt
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Putnal
Jones, E. B. Revelle
Jones, O. W. Roberts, E. S.
King Roberts, H. W.
Knight Rowell



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Webb
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A,
Williams,V.A.Jr
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



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S. B. No. 31-A bill to be entitled An Act providing a defici-
ency appropriation to the County Schools under the Minimum
Foundation Program, as provided by Section 236.03, Florida
Statutes, for increased average daily attendance during school
fiscal years 1953-54-1954-55.



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Messrs. Papy and McAlpin were given unanimous consent
to be recorded as voting "Yea" on Senate Bill No. 2.

So the bill passed, title as stated.

Mr. Moody moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 2 be immediately certified to the Senate.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the
bill was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.

Under Rule 46, House Bill No. 41 was laid on the table.

H. B. No. 43-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
public welfare: amending item 65 of Subsection (1) of Sec-
tion 282.01, Florida Statutes, by amending the concluding
paragraph pertaining to the non-transferability of funds.

-was taken up.

Mr. Moody moved that the rules be waived and the House
now take up and consider Senate Bill No. 3, a similar meas-
ure to House Bill No. 43, now on the Calendar.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and-

S. B. No. 3-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the Pub-
lic Welfare; amending Item 65 of Subsection (1) of Section
282.01, Florida Statutes, by repealing the concluding paragraph
pertaining to the non-transferability of funds.

-was taken up.

Mr. Moody moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 3 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 3 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Moody of Hillsborough, offered the following amend-
ment to Senate Bill No. 3:

In Section 1, line 7, of the bill: Strike the entire paragraph
and insert the following in lieu thereof: The concluding para-
graph of item 65 of subsection (1) of section 282.01, Florida
Statutes, is amended to read, "Provided, that an amount not
to exceed four hundred ten thousand dollars ($410,000) of
item e. may be used for other child welfare services."

Mr. Moody moved the adoption of the amendment.

The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.

Mr. Moody moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 3, 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
Senate Bill No. 3, as amended, was read a third time in full.
Pending roll call-

Without objection, further consideration of Senate Bill No.
3 was temporarily deferred.

H. B. No. 45-A bill to be entitled An Act providing a de-
ficiency appropriation to the county schools under the Mini-
mum Foundation Program, as provided by Section 236.03,
Florida Statutes, for increased average daily attendance dur-
ing school fiscal years 1953-1954-1954-1955.
-was taken up.

Mr. Moody moved that the House now take up and consider
Senate Bill No. 31, a companion measure to House Bill No. 45,
now on the Calendar.

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-was taken up.
Mr. Moody moved that Senate Bill No. 31 be substituted for
and considered in lieu of House Bill No. 45.
The motion was agreed to and Senate Bill No. 31 was substi-
tuted for House Bill No. 45.
Mr. Moody moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 31 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 31 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Moody moved that the rules be further waived and Sen-
ate Bill No. 31 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 31 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Cook
Alexander Costin
Allen Crews
Andrews Cross
Arrington Dickinson
Ballinger Dukes
Bartholomew Duncan
Beasley Gibbons
Beck Gleaton
Belser Griffin
Bishop Grimes
Bodiford Hathaway
Boyd Herrell
Brewer Hopkins
Bryant Horne
Burton Inman
Carmine Jernigan
Chaires Johnson,C.R.Jr
Chappell Johnson, Tom
Cleveland Jones, D. C.,Jr.
Cobb Jones, E. B.
Coleman Jones, 0. W.
Conner King



on the passage of the bill the



Knight
Lancaster
Land
Livingston
Mahon
Maness
Marshburn
McAlpin
Merritt
Moody
Musselman
Okell
Orr
Page
Papy
Patton
Peeples
.Petersen
Pittman
Pratt
Pruitt
Putnal
Revelle



Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Usina
Varn
Webb
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
WilliamsV.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Yeas-92
Nays-None
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Moody moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 31 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the bill
was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
Under Rule 46, House Bill No. 45 was laid on the table.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE GENERAL BILLS OF LOCAL
APPLICATION FOR SECOND READING
H. B. No. 60-A bill to be entitled An Act relative to counties
having a population of not less than one hundred fourteen
thousand eight hundred (114,800) nor more than one hundred
twenty thousand (120,000) inhabitants; according to the last
official census; providing for additional beverage licenses.
-was taken up.
Mr. Coleman moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 60 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 60 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Coleman moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 60 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. 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
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Yeas-88
Nays-None



Conner King
Cook Knight
Costin Lancaster
Crews Land
Cross Livingston
Dickinson Mahon
Dukes Maness
Duncan Marshburn
Gibbons McAlpin
Gleaton Merritt
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Herrell Orr
Hopkins Page
Horne Papy
Inman Patton
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples
Johnson, Tom Petersen
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman
Jones, E. B. Pratt
Jones, O. W. Pruitt



Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A,
Williams,V.A.Jr
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 93-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to counties
having a population of more than seven thousand (7,000) and
less than seven thousand six hundred (7,600) inhabitants ac-
cording to the latest official census; providing for the salary
of the superintendents of public instruction; repealing Chap-
ter 28386, Acts of 1953; setting effective date.
was taken up.
Mr. Costin moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 93 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 93 was read second time by title.
Mr. Costin moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 93 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. 93 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:



Yeas-
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Yeas-88.



on the passage of the bill, the



Conner King
Cook Knight
Costin Lancaster
Crews Land
Cross Livingston
Dickinson Mahon
Dukes Maness
Duncan Marshburn
Gibbons McAlpin
Gleaton Merritt
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Herrell Orr
Hopkins Page
Home Papy
Inman Patton
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples
Johnson, Tom Petersen
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman
Jones, E. B. Pratt
Jones, O. W. Pruitt



Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Nays-None.

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



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H. B. No. 94-A bill to be entitled An Act validating the sal-
aries paid to the county superintendents of public instruction
for the fiscal years 1950-51, 1951-52, and 1952-53; salary and
mileage paid to members of county boards of public instruc-
tion, April through December, 1950; in counties having a popu-
lation of not less than thirty six thousand four hundred
(36,400) and not more than thirty eight thousand one hundred
(38,100) according to the last federal census; providing effec-
tive date.
was taken up.
Mr. Arrington 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.
Mr. Arrington moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 94 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its pasasge.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 94 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas-



Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman



IS



on the passage of the bill, the



Conner King
Cook Knight
Costin Lancaster
Crews Land
Cross Livingston
Dickinson Mahon
Dukes Maness
Duncan Marshburn
Gibbons McAlpin
Gleaton Merritt
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Herrell Orr
Hopkins Page
Horne Papy
Inman Patton
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples
Johnson, Tom Petersen
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman
Jones, E. B. Pratt
Jones, O. W. Pruitt



Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S'.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Yeas-88.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered imme-
diately certified to the Senate.

H. B. No. 95--A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
liens in favor of operators of hospitals in any county of this
state having a population of not less than thirty-six thousand
four hundred (36,400) and not more than thirty-eight thou-
sand (38,000) according to the last preceding official census;
upon causes of action, suits, claims, counterclaims and de-
mands accruing to patients therein, or their legal representa-
tives, and upon judgments, settlements and settlement agree-
ments, on account of illness or injuries of such patients, for
all reasonable charges for hospital care, treatment and main-
tenance necessitated by such illness or injuries; providing
for method of perfecting and enforcing such liens, and re-
covery of costs, attorney's fees and expenses, and where suits
thereon may be maintained; forbidding recovery of damages
for hospital care, treatment and maintenance, unless claimant
fherefor has paid costs thereof except in certain cases; pro-
viding for intervention by lienholder and verdict and judg-
ment in favor of lienholder in certain cases; requiring claims
for lien to be recorded and fees for recording; providing that
no release or satisfaction shall be valid as against lien unless
lienholder joins therein or executes release; providing that
acceptance of release or satisfaction of any cause of action,
suit, claim, counterclaim, demand or judgment and any settle-
ment in absence of release or satisfaction of lien shall prima
facie constitute impairment of such lien, and giving lien-
holder right of action at law for damages on account of such
impairment, and providing for recovery from one accepting



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release or satisfaction or making settlement; exempting from
provisions of this Act matters within purview of Workman's
Compensation Act of this state.
was taken up.
Mr. Arrington moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 95 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 95 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Arrington moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 95 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. 95 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas-



Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman



on the passage of the bill, the



Conner King
Cook Knight
Costin Lancaster
Crews Land
Cross Livingston
Dickinson Mahon
Dukes Maness
Duncan Marshburn
Gibbons McAlpin
Gleaton Merritt
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Herrell Orr
Hopkins Page
Horne Papy
Inman Patton
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples
Johnson, Tom Petersen
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman
Jones, E. B. Pratt
Jones, 0. W. Pruitt



Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Yeas-88.

Nays-None.

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

CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE LOCAL BILLS
FOR SECOND READING

H. B. No. 6-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the
payment of ten thousand ($10,000.00) per annum of racing
funds for a period of seven (7) years to the Holmes County
Board of Public Instruction for construction of a gymnasium
at Poplar Springs High School; authorizing Board of Public
Instruction of Holmes County to issue warrants, revenue cer-
tificates or other evidence of indebtedness not exceeding
$70,000 at any time, in anticipation of receipt of said funds
to construct a gymnasium at Poplar Springs school and pro-
viding the general procedure in issuing such warrants, cer-
tificates or other evidence of indebtedness.

-was taken up.

Mr. Belser moved that the House now take up and consider
Senate Bill No. 42, a companion measure to House Bill No. 6,
now on the Calendar.

The motion was agreed to, and-

S. B. No. 42-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the
payment of ten thousand ($10,000.00) per annum of racing
funds for a period of seven (7) years to the Holmes County
Board of Public Instruction for construction of a gymnasium
at Poplar Springs High School; authorizing Board of Public
Instruction of Holmes County to issue warrants, revenue cer-
tificates or other evidence of indebtedness not exceeding
$70,000 at any time, in anticipation of receipt of said funds
to construct a gymnasium at Poplar Springs school and pro-












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viding the general procedure in issuing such warrants, cer-
tificates or other evidence of indebtedness; and providing
effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Belser moved that Senate Bill No. 42 be substituted for
and considered in lieu of House Bill No. 6.
The motion was agreed to and Senate Bill No. 42 was substi-
tuted for House Bill No. 6.
Mr. Belser moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 42 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 42 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Belser moved that the rules be further waived and Sen-
ate Bill No. 42 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 42 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken on the pa
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Conner King
Alexander Cook Knight
Allen Costin Lancaster
Andrews Crews Land
Arrington Cross Livingstor
Ballinger Dickinson Mahon
Bartholomew Dukes Maness
Beasley Duncan Marshburi
Beck Gibbons McAlpin
Belser Gleaton Merritt
Bishop Griffin Moody
Bodiford Grimes Musselma:
Boyd Hathaway Okell
Brewer Herrell Orr
Bryant Hopkins Page
Burton Horne Papy
Carmine Inman Patton
Chaires Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples
Chappell Johnson, Tom Petersen
Cleveland Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman
Cobb Jones, E. B. Pratt
Coleman Jones, O. W. Pruitt
Yeas-88
Nays-None
So the bill passed, title as stated, and
ately certified to the Senate.



issage of the bill the



Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
S Rowell
Shaffer
Sheppard
n Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
n Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz




was ordered immedi-



Under Rule 46, House Bill No. 6 was laid on the table.

H. B. No. 8-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Holmes
County, Florida, to transfer surplus funds from the Road
and Bridge Fund to the Holmes County Hospital Corporation
to be used for the purpose of furnishing, maintaining, pur-
chasing of material, supplies and operating said hospital.

-was taken up.

Mr. Belser moved that the House now take up and consider
Senate Bill No. 39, a companion measure to House Bill No. 8,
now on the Calendar.

The motion was agreed to, and-

S. B. 39-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Holmes
County, Florida, to transfer surplus funds from the Road
and Bridge Fund to the Holmes County Hospital Corporation
to be used for the purpose of furnishing, maintaining, pur-
chasing of material, supplies and operating said hospital.

--was taken up.

Mr. Belser moved that Senate Bill No. 39 be substituted for
and considered in lieu of House Bill No. 8.



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The motion was agreed to and Senate Bill No. 39 was substi-
tuted for House Bill No. 8.
Mr. Belser moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 39 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 39 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Belser moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 39 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 39 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Yeas-88.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Conner King
Cook Knight
Costin Lancaster
Crews Land
Cross Livingston
Dickinson Mahon
Dukes Maness
Duncan Marshburn
Gibbons McAlpin
Gleaton Merritt
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Herrell Orr
Hopkins Page
Horne Papy
Inman Patton
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples
Johnson, Tom Petersen
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman
Jones, E. B. Pratt
Jones, O. W. Pruitt



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



w



Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz




as ordered immedi-



Under Rule 46, House Bill No. 8 was laid on the table.
H. B. No. 9-A bill to be entitled An Act creating the
elective office of County Attorney of Holmes County, Flor-
ida; fixing the term of said office and the method of filling
same; prescribing the duties of said County Attorney and
fixing and prescribing his fees and compensation therefore.
-was taken up.
Mr. Belser moved that the House now take up and con-
sider Senate Bill No. 47, a companion measure to House
Bill No. 9, now on the Calendar.
The motion was agreed to, and-
S. B. No. 47-A bill to be entitled An Act creating the
elective office of County Attorney of Holmes County, Flor-
ida; fixing the term of said office and the method of filling
same; prescribing the duties of said County Attorney and
fixing and prescribing his fees and compensation therefore.
-was taken up.
Mr. Belser moved that Senate Bill No. 47 be substituted
for and considered in lieu of House Bill No. 9.
The motion was agreed to and Senate Bill No. 47 was
substituted for House Bill No. 9.
Mr. Belser moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 47 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 47 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Belser moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 47 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.



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April 12, 1955



The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 47 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken on the pa
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Conner King
Alexander Cook Knight
Allen Costin Lancaster
Andrews Crews Land
Arrington Cross Livingsto,
Ballinger Dickinson Mahon
Bartholomew Dukes Maness
Beasley Duncan Marshbur
Beck Gibbons McAlpin
Belser Gleaton Merritt
Bishop Griffin Moody
Bodiford Grimes Musselma
Boyd Hathaway Okell
Brewer Herrell Orr
Bryant Hopkins Page
Burton Home Papy
Carmine Inman Patton
Chaires Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples
Chappell Johnson, Tom Petersen
Cleveland Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman
Cobb Jones, E. B. Pratt
Coleman Jones, O. W. Pruitt
Yeas-88.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and
ately certified to the Senate.



tssage of the bill, the



Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
n Rowell
Shaffer
Sheppard
n Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
n Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz




was ordered immedi-



Under Rule 46, House Bill No. 9 was lafd on the table.
H. B. No. 14-A bill to be entitled An Act to ratify, vali-
date and confirm certain conveyances of lands heretofore
made by the Board of County Commissioners of Holmes
County.
-was taken up.
Mr. Belser moved that the House now take up and con-
sider Senate Bill No. 43, a companion measure to House
Bill No. 14, now on the Calendar.
The motion was agreed to, and-
S. B. No. 43-A bill to be entitled An Act to ratify, vali-
date and confirm certain conveyances of lands heretofore
made by the Board of County Commissioner of Holmes
County.
-was taken up.
Mr. Belser moved that Senate Bill No. 43 be substituted
for and considered in lieu of House Bill No. 14.
The motion was agreed to and Senate Bill No. 43 was
substituted for House Bill No. 14.
Mr. Belser moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 43 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 43 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Belser moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 43 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 43 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Beasley Bryant Coleman
Alexander Beck Burton Conner
Allen Belser Carmine Cook
Andrews Bishop Chaires Costin
Arrington Bodiford Chappell Crews
Ballinger Boyd Cleveland Cross
Bartholomew Brewer Cobb Dickinson



Dukes Jones, O. W.
Duncan King
Gibbons Knight
Gleaton Lancaster
Griffin Land
Grimes Livingston
Hathaway Mahon
Herrell Maness
Hopkins Marshburn
Home McAlpin
Inman Merritt
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Moody
Johnson, Tom Musselman
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Okell
Jones, E. B. Orr
Yeas-88.
Nays-None.



Page
Papy
Patton
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pratt
Pruitt
Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Shaffer
Sheppard



Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams. J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Eelmenovitz



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

Under Rule 46, House Bill No. 14 was laid on the table.

H. B. No. 25-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide
for the creation of a Holmes County Hospital Corporation;
to provide for the establishment, acquisition or construc-
tion, equipping, maintenance and operation of a public hos-
pital at Bonifay in Holmes County, Florida, for the benefit
of the citizens and residents of Holmes County, Florida; to
provide for the appointment of trustees of said hospital cor-
poration and fix their powers and duties; to provide that
the physicians, nurses, attendants and patients in said hos-
pital shall be subject to rules and regulations of the board
of trustees of said hospital; to provide that all purchases
of supplies, equipment and materials by said hospital cor-
poration shall be had after competitive conditions shall have
been maintained; to provide for a detailed publication an-
nually of moneys received and disbursed by said hopsital
corporation; to provide for the acceptance of donations,
gifts, contributions and grants; to provide for the hospital
corporation to negotiate and enter into agreements with any
Federal or State agency lending or granting money for the
purpose of establishing, acquiring or constructing, erecting,
equipping, maintaining and operating a public hospital; to
provide for the appropriation of money and raising of rev-
enue for the establishment, acquisition or construction, main-
tenance, equipping and operation of such hospital by the
allocation to such hospital of a portion of the race track
funds which may be received by Holmes County; to pro-
vide that Holmes County, by and through its Board of
County Commissioners, shall be authorized to levy a tax of
not more than five (5) mills on all taxable real and per-
sonal property in said county for a period of twenty-five
(25) years from July 1, 1955, for the establishment, ac-
quisition or construction, maintenance, equipping and op-
eration of such hospital; to provide that Holmes County
Hospital shall have the right of eminent domain; authoriz-
ing said hospital corporation to borrow money and to issue
negotiable bonds, revenue certificates, notes, debentures, cer-
tificates of indebtedness and other obligations; to provide
that the bonds issued by said hospital corporation shall not
exceed one hundred seventy-five thousand ($175,000.00) dol-
lars; to provide for a freeholders election to be called and
held in Holmes County by Board of County Commissioners
of said county; to provide that all bonds issued by Holmes
County Hospital Corporation shall be issued only after the
same shall have been approved by the majority of the votes
cast in an election in which a majority of the freeholders,
who are qualified, registered electors in Holmes County shall
participate; to provide for the manner and method of hold-
ing said election, canvassing and ascertaining the results
thereof; to provide that said bonds, when authorized, may
be validated as prescribed by law; to provide for the sale
and issuance of said bonds; providing for the trustees of
said Holmes County Hospital to prepare and present an-
nually on or before the first day of June to the Board of
County Commissioners an estimate of the amount of money
needed to retire the principal indebtedness and interest for
that year of outstanding bonds; tp provide that it shall be
the mandatory duty of said Board of County Commissioners
to levy sufficient tax on the real and personal property in
Holmes County not to exceed five (5) mills in any one year
to retire said indebtedness in accordance with the estimate
submitted by said trustees of Holmes County Hospital Corpora-
tion; to provide for rights and remedies of the bondholders; to



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provide for certain recitals and conditions to be contained
in said bonds; to provide duties and responsibilities of the
Board of County Commissioners, Tax Assessor, Comptroller
and Tax Collector in assessing, collecting and distributing
said tax levy to retire said bonded indebtedness; to pro-
vide that the bonds so issued by the Holmes County Hos-
pital Corporation are constituted legal investments for state,
county, municipal or public funds or for any bank, savings
bank, trustees, executors or any other trust or fiduciary
funds; to provide when this act becomes effective; to pro-
vide that all property owned by said Holmes County
Hospital Corporation shall be exempt from taxation of
every kind; to provide that the Board of County Com-
missioners of Holmes County may allocate to the Holmes
County Hospital Corporation any other money in its pos-
session not otherwise appropriated or allocated to other uses;
to provide that in the event that the Holmes County Hos-
pital Corporation is not formed under the provisions of this
act, for any reason, then in such event, the race track
funds pledged herein to Holmes County Hospital Corpora-
tion shall accrue and be paid to Board of County Com-
missioners of Holmes County for the use and benefit of
such board of trustees as may eventually construct and
operate a public hospital in Holmes County.
was taken up.
Mr. Belser moved that the House now take up and consider
Senate Bill No. 45, a companion measure to House Bill No.
25, now on the Calendar.

The motion was agreed to, and-
S. B. No. 45-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide
for the creation of a Holmes County Hospital Corporation;
to provide for the establishment, acquisition or construc-
tion, equipping, maintenance and operation of a public hos-
pital at Bonifay in Holmes County, Florida, for the benefit
of the citizens and residents of Holmes County, Florida; to
provide for the appointment of trustees of said hospital cor-
poration and fix their powers and duties; to provide that
the physicians, nurses, attendants and patients in said hos-
pital shall be subject to rules and regulations of the board
of trustees of said hospital; to provide that all purchases
of supplies, equipment and materials by said hospital cor-
poration shall be had after competitive conditions shall have
been maintained; to provide for a detailed publication an-
nually of moneys received and disbursed by said hopsital
corporation; to provide for the acceptance of donations,
gifts, contributions and grants; to provide for the hospital
corporation to negotiate and enter into agreements with any
Federal or State agency lending or granting money for the
purpose of establishing, acquiring or constructing, erecting,
equipping, maintaining and operating a public hospital; to
provide for the appropriation of money and raising of rev-
enue for the establishment, acquisition or construction, main-
tenance, equipping and operation of such hospital by the
allocation to such hospital of a portion of the race track
funds which may be received by Holmes County; to pro-
vide that Holmes County, by and through its Board of
County Commissioners, shall be authorized to levy a tax of
not more than five (5) mills on all taxable real and per-
sonal property in said county for a period of twenty-five
(25) years from July 1, 1955, for the establishment, ac-
quisition or construction, maintenance, equipping and op-
eration of such hospital; to provide that Holmes County
Hospital shall have the right of eminent domain; authoriz-
ing said hospital corporation to borrow money and to issue
negotiable bonds, revenue certificates, notes, debentures, cer-
tificates of indebtedness and other obligations; to provide
that the bonds issued by said hospital corporation shall not
exceed one hundred seventy-five thousand ($175,000.00) dol-
lars; to provide for a freeholders election to be called and
held in Holmes County by Board of County Commissioners
of said county; to provide that all bonds issued by Holmes
County Hospital Corporation shall be issued only after the
same shall have been approved by the majority of the votes
cast in an election in which a majority of the freeholders,
who are qualified, registered electors in Holmes County shall
participate; to provide for the manner and method of hold-
ing said election, canvassing and ascertaining the results
thereof; to provide that said bonds, when authorized, may
be validated as prescribed by law; to provide for the sale
and issuance of said bonds; providing for the trustees of



said Holmes County Hospital to prepare and present an-
nually on or before the first day of June to the Board of
County Commissioners an estimate of the amount of money



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needed to retire the principal indebtedness and interest for
that year of outstanding bonds; to provide that it shall be
the mandatory duty of said Board of County Commissioners
to levy sufficient tax on the real and personal property in
Holmes County not to exceed five (5) mills in any one year
to retire said indebtedness in accordance with the estimate
submitted by said trustees of Holmes County Hospital Corpora-
tion; to provide for rights and remedies of the bondholders; to
provide for certain recitals and conditions to be contained
in said bonds; to provide duties and responsibilities of the
Board of County Commissioners, Tax Assessor, Comptroller
and Tax Collector in assessing, collecting and distributing
said tax levy to retire said bonded indebtedness; to pro-
vide that the bonds so issued by the Holmes County Hos-
pital Corporation are constituted legal investments for state,
county, municipal or public funds or for any bank, savings
bank, trustees, executors or any other trust or fiduciary
funds; to provide when this act becomes effective; to pro-
vide that all property owned by said Holmes County
Hospital Corporation shall be exempt from taxation of
every kind; to provide that the Board of County Com-
missioners of Holmes County may allocate to the Holmes
County Hospital Corporation any other money in its pos-
session not otherwise appropriated or allocated to other uses;
to provide that in the event that the Holmes County Hos-
pital Corporation is not formed under the provisions of this
act, for any reason, then in such event, the race track
funds pledged herein to Holmes County Hospital Corpora-
tion shall accrue and be paid to Board of County Com-
missioners of Holmes County for the use and benefit of
such board of trustees as may eventually construct and
operate a public hospital in Holmes County.
was taken up.
Mr. Belser moved that Senate Bill No. 45 be substituted for
and considered in lieu of House Bill No. 25.
The motion was agreed to and Senate Bill No. 45 was sub-
stituted for House Bill No. 25.
Mr. Belser moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 45 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 45 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Belser moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 45 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 45 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:



Yeas-
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Yeas-88.



on the passage of the bill, the



Conner King
Cook Knight
Costin Lancaster
Crews Land
Cross Livingston
Dickinson Mahon
Dukes Maness
Duncan Marshburn
Gibbons McAlpin
Gleaton Merritt
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Herrell Orr
Hopkins Page
Home Papy
Inman Patton
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples
Johnson, Tom Petersen
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman
Jones, E. B. Pratt
Jones, O. W. Pruitt



Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered imme-
diately certified to the Senate.



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Under Rule 46, House Bill No. 25 was laid on the table.
H. B. No. 30-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
the distribution of $100.000 of racing funds to be paid to
Holmes County each year equally between the Board of
County Commissioners and County Board of Public Instruc-
tion of Holmes County; and providing an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Blscer moved that the House now take up and consider
Senate Bill No. 44, a companion measure to House Bill No.
30, now on the Calendar.
The motion was agreed to, and-
S. B. No. 44-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
the distribution of $100.000 of racing funds to be paid to
Holmes County each year equally between the Board of
County Commissioners and County Board of Public Instruc-
tion of Holmes County; and providing an effective date.
was taken up.
Mr. Belser moved that Senate Bill No. 44 be substituted for
and considered in lieu of House Bill No. 30.
The motion was agreed to and Senate 1ill No. 44 was sub-
stituted for House Bill No. 30.
Mr. Belser moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 44 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 44 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Belser moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 44 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 44 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:



on the passage of the bill, the



Yeas-
Mr. Speaker Conner King
Alexander Cook Knight
Allen Costin Lancaster
Andrews Crews Land
Arrington Cross Livingston
Ballinger Dickinson Mahon
Bartholomew Dukes Maness
Beasley Duncan Marshburn
Beck Gibbons McAlpin
Belser Gleaton Merritt
Bishop Griffin Moody
Bodiford Grimes Musselman
Boyd Hathaway Okell
Brewer Herrell Orr
Bryant Hopkins Page
Burton Home Papy
Carmine Inman Patton
Chaires Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples
Chappell Johnson, Tom Petersen
Cleveland Jones, D. C.Jr. Pittman
Cobb Jones, E. B. Pratt
Coleman Jones, O. W. Pruitt
Yeas-88.
Nays-None.

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



Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams.V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz




was ordered imme-



Under Rule 46, House Bill No. 30 was laid on the table.
H. B. No. 38-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Holmes
County, Florida, to transfer surplus funds from the general
revenue fund to the Holmes County Hospital Corporation to
be used for the purpose of furnishing, maintaining, purchas-
ing of material, supplies and operating said hospital.
-was taken up.



April 12, 1955



Mr. Belser moved that the House now take up and consider
Senate Bill No. 51, a companion measure to House Bill No. 38,
now on the Calendar.
The motion was agreed to, and-
S. B. No. 51-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Holmes
County, Florida, to transfer surplus funds from the general
revenue fund to the Holmes County Hospital Corporation to
be used for the purpose of furnishing, maintaining, purchas-
ing of material, supplies and operating said hospital.
-was taken up.
Mr. Belser moved that Senate Bill No. 51 be substituted for
and considered in lieu of House Bill No. 38.
The motion was agreed to and Senate Bill No. 51 was substi-
tuted for House Bill No. 38.
Mr. Belser moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 51 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 51 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Belser moved the rules be further waived and Sen-
ate 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 Senate
Bill No. 51 was read a third time in full.



When the v
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Yeas-88
Nays-None



rote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Conner King
Cook Knight
Costin Lancaster
Crews Land
Cross Livingston
Dickinson Mahon
Dukes Maness
Duncan Marshburn
Gibbons McAlpin
Gleaton Merritt
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Herrell Orr
Hopkins Page
Home Papy
Inman Patton
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples
Johnson, Tom Petersen
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman
Jones, E. B. Pratt
Jones, O. W. Pruitt



Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
Under Rule 46, House Bill No. 38 was laid on the table.

H. B. No. 51-A bill to be entitled An Act to create and
establish the Holmes County Gas District, for the proper
public and governmental purpose of acquiring, constructing,
owning, operating, managing, maintaining, extending, im-
proving and financing one or more gas distribution systems,
or both, for the use and benefit of the City of Bonifay and
for the benefit of the public and other users of gas in Holmes
County and such other municipalities to which the district
may sell gas, and the citizens of Holmes County; to provide
and prescribe the territorial limits and area of service of
the district, to grant powers to the district, including the
power of eminent domain; to provide the means of exercis-
ing such powers; to provide for a board of directors, as the
governing body of the district, to exercise the powers of the
district and direct its affairs; to provide offices for the dis-
trict; to authorize the district to issue and sell bonds or
revenue certificates payable solely from the revenues of its



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gas system or systems; to authorize the judicial validation of
such bonds or certificates; to provide for the execution and
delivery by the district of mortgages, deeds of trust and
other instruments of security for the benefit of the holders
of such bonds or revenue certificates; to provide for the
remedies and rights available to the holders of the bonds
or revenue certificates; to prohibit the district from any
exercise of the power of taxation; to provide that the prop-
erty and income of the district shall be tax exempt; to pro-
vide that the bonds or revenue certificates of the district
and interest thereon shall be tax exempt; to provide that
the deeds, mortgages, trust indentures and other instru-
ments of, by, or to the district shall be tax exempt; to pro-
vide for the use and utilization and distribution of the rev-
enues of the gas systems of the district; to exempt the uls-
trict, its activities and functions and the exercise of its
powers, from the jurisdiction and control of all state regula-
tory bodies and agencies; to regulate the use of Lhe proceeds
from the sale of any bonds or revenue certificates; to make
such bonds or revenue certificates legal investments ior
banks, trust companies, fiduciaries and public agencies and
bodies; to provide for the use of the public roads by the
district; to provide a covenant by the State of Florida not
to alter the provisions of this Act to the detriment of the
holders of bonds or revenue certificates of the district; and
to make provisions with respect to the acquisition, construction,
maintenance, operation, financing and refinancing of the
gas system or systems by the district.

-was taken up.

Mr. Belser moved that the House now take up and consider
Senate Bill No. 50, a companion measure to House Bill No. 51,
now on the Calendar.

The motion was agreed to, and-

S. B. No. 50-A bill to be entitled An Act to create and
establish the Holmes County Gas District, for the proper
public and governmental purpose of acquiring, constructing,
owning, operating, managing maintaining, extending, im-
proving and financing one or more gas distribution systems,
or both, for the use and benefit of the City of Bonifay and
for the benefit of the public and other uses of gas in Holmes
County and such other municipalities to which the district
may sell gas, and the citizens of Holmes County; to provide
and prescribe the territorial limits and area of service of
the district, to grant powers to the district, including the
power of eminent domain; to provide the means of exercis-
ing such powers; to provide for a board of directors, as the
governing body of the district, to exercise the powers of the
district and direct its affairs; to provide offices for the dis-
trict; to authorize the district to issue and sell bonds or
revenue certificates payable solely from the revenues of its
gas system or systems; to authorize the judicial validation of
such bonds or certificates; to provide for the execution and
delivery by the district of mortgages, deeds of trust and
other instruments of security for the benefit of the holders
of such bonds or revenue certificates; to provide for the
remedies and rights available to the holders of the bonds
or revenue certificates; to prohibit the district from any
exercise of the power of taxation; to provide that the prop-
erty and income of the district shall be tax exempt; to pro-
vide that the bonds or revenue certificates of the district
and interest thereon shall be tax exempt; to provide that
the deeds, mortgages, trust indentures and other instru-
ments of, by, or to the district shall be tax exempt; to pro-
vide for the use and utilization and distribution of the rev-
enues of the gas systems of the district; to exempt the dis-
trict, its activities and functions and the exercise of its
powers, from the jurisdiction and control of all state regula-
tory bodies and agencies; to regulate the use of the proceeds
from the sale of any bonds or revenue certificates; to make
such bonds or revenue certificates legal investments for
banks, trust companies, fiduciaries and public agencies and
bodies; to provide for the use of the public roads by the
district; to provide a covenant by the State of Florida not
to alter the provisions of this Act to the detriment of the
holders of bonds or revenue certificates of the district; and
to make provisions with respect to the acquisition, construction,
maintenance, operation, financing and refinancing of the
gas system or systems by the district.



-was taken up.



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Mr. Belser moved that Senate Bill No. 50 be substituted for
and considered in lieu of House Bill No. 51.
The motion was agreed to and Senate Bill No. 50 was substi-
tuted for House Bill No. 51.
Mr. Belser moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 50 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 50 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Belser moved that the rules be further waived and Sen-
ate Bill No. 50 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 50 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:



Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman



on the passage of the bill the



Conner King
Cook Knight
Costin Lancaster
Crews Land
Cross Livingston
Dickinson Mahon
Dukes Maness
Duncan Marshburn
Gibbons McAlpin
Gleaton Merritt
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Herrell Orr
Hopkins Page
Home Papy
Inman Patton
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples
Johnson, Tom Petersen
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman
Jones, E. B. Pratt
Jones, O. W. Pruitt



Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Yeas-88
Nays-None
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
Under Rule 46, House Bill No. 51 was laid on the table.
H. B. No. 52-A bill to be entitled An Act dissolving the
Board of Bond Trustees of special Road and Bridge District B
of Holmes County and directing payment of funds of said
district to the Board of Public Instruction of Holmes County;
providing an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Belser moved that the House now take up and consider
Senate Bill No. 38, a companion measure to House Bill No. 52,
now on the Calendar.
The motion was agreed to, and-
S. B. No. 38-A bill to be entitled An Act dissolving the
Board of Bond Trustees of special Road and Bridge District B
of Holmes County and directing payment of funds of said
district to the Board of Public Instruction of Holmes County;
providing an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Belser moved that Senate Bill No. 38 be substituted for
and considered in lieu of House Bill No. 52.
The motion was agreed to and Senate Bill No. 38 was substi-
tuted for House Bill No. 52.
Mr. Belser moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 38 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 38 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Belser moved that the rules be further waived and Sen-



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ate Bill No. 38 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 38 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Conner
Alexander Cook
Allen Costin
Andrews Crews
Arrington Cross
Ballinger Dickinson
Bartholomew Dukes
Beasley Duncan
Beck Gibbons
Belser Gleaton
Bishop Griffin
Bodiford Grimes
Boyd Hathaway
Brewer Herrell
Bryant Hopkins
Burton Horne
Carmine Inman
Chaires Johnson,C.R.Jr
Chappell Johnson, Tom
Cleveland Jones, D. C.,Jr.
Cobb Jones, E. B.
Coleman Jones, O. W.
Yeas-88
Nays-None



on the passage of the bill the



King
Knight
Lancaster
Land
Livingston
Mahon
Maness
Marshburn
McAlpin
Merritt
Moody
Musselman
Okell
Orr
Page
Papy
Patton
.Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pratt
Pruitt



Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
Under Rule 46, House Bill No. 52 was laid on the table.
H. B. No. 55-A bill to be entitled An Act directing and re-
quiring the Comptroller of the State of Florida to pay to the
Board of Public Instruction of Holmes County one thousand
dollars ($1,000) of said county's race track funds each year;
which shall constitute a special band fund to be spent only
to aid such county's high school bands; providing methods
of expenditure, disposition and accounting of said special band
fund.
-was taken up.
Mr. Belser moved that the House now take up and con-
sider Senate Bill No. 41, a companion measure to House Bill
No. 55, now on the Calendar.

The motion was agreed to, and-

S. B. No. 41-A bill to be entitled An Act directing and re-
quiring the Comptroller of the State of Florida to pay to the
Board of Public Instruction of Holmes County one thousand
dollars ($1,000.00) of said county's race track funds each
year; which shall constitute a special band fund to be spent
only to aid such county's high school bands; providing method
of expenditure, disposition and accounting of said special band
fund; providing an effective date.

-was taken up.
Mr. Belser moved that Senate Bill No. 41 be substituted
for and considered in lieu of House Bill No. 55.
The motion was agreed to and Senate Bill No. 41 was
substituted for House Bill No. 55.

Mr. Belser moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 41 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 41 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Belser moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 41 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 41 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken on the passage
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Yeas-88.



Conner King
Cook Knight
Costin Lancaster
Crews Land
Cross Livingston
Dickinson Mahon
Dukes Maness
Duncan Marshburn
Gibbons McAlpin
Gleaton Merritt
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Herrell Orr
Hopkins Page
Horne Papy
Inman Patton
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples
Johnson, Tom Petersen
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman
Jones, E. B. Pratt
Jones, 0. W. Pruitt



of the bill, the



Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.

Under Rule 46, House Bill No. 55 was laid on the table.
H. B. No. 57-A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the
Board of Bond Trustees of Special Road and Bridge District
A, Holmes County and appropriating funds thereof to the
county road and bridge fund.
-was taken up.
Mr. Belser moved that the House now take up and con-
sider Senate Bill No. 49, a companion measure to House Bill
No. 57, now on the Calendar.
The motion was agreed to, and-
S. B. No. 49-A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the
Board of Bond Trustees of Special Road and Bridge District
A, Holmes County and appropriating funds thereof to the
county road and bridge fund.
-was taken up.
Mr. Belser moved that Senate Bill No. 49 be substituted
for and considered in lieu of House Bill No. 57.
The motion was agreed to and Senate Bill No. 49 was
substituted for House Bill No. 57.

Mr. Belser moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 49 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 49 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Belser moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 49 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 49 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck



Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires



Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross



Dickinson
Dukes
Duncan
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Grimes
Hathaway
Herrell



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Petersen Stewart, C. D.
Pittman Stewart, E. L.
Pratt Sweeny
Pruitt Turlington
Putnal Usina
Revelle Varn
Roberts, E. S. Weinstein
Roberts, H. W. Westberry
Rowell Williams, G. W.
Shaffer Williams, J.R.A.
Sheppard Williams,V.A.Jr.
Shipp Youngberg
Smith, S. C. Zelmenovitz



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
Under Rule 46, House Bill No. 57 was laid on the table.
H. B. No. 97-A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit spear
fishing in all of the waters of Collier County, Florida; pro-
viding penalty for violations; providing for referendum at
next general election.
-was taken up.
Mr. Jones of Collier moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 97 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 97 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Jones of Collier moved that the rules be further waived
and House Bill No. 97 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 97 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken on the pa
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Conner King
Alexander Cook Knight
Allen Costin Lancaster
Andrews Crews Land
Arrington Cross Livingsto:
Ballinger Dickinson Mahon
Bartholomew Dukes Maness
Beasley Duncan Marshbur
Beck Gibbons McAlpin
Belser Gleaton Merritt
Bishop Griffin Moody
Bodiford Grimes Musselma
Boyd Hathaway Okell
Brewer Herrell Orr
Bryant Hopkins Page
Burton Horne Papy
Carmine Inman Patton
Chaires Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples
Chappell Johnson, Tom Petersen
Cleveland Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman
Cobb Jones, E. B. Pratt
Coleman Jones, O. W. Pruitt
Yeas-88.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and
ately certified to the Senate.



passage of the bill, the



Putnal
Revelle
S Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
n Rowell
Shaffer
Sheppard
rn Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
n Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz




was ordered immedi-



H. B. No. 98-A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish justice
districts in Leon County, Florida, and providing for a ref-
erendum.
-was taken up.
Mr. Ballinger moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 98 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 98 was read a second time by title.



Mr. Ballinger moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 98 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. 98 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:



Hopkins Mahon
Horne Maness
Inman Marshburn
Johnson,C.R.Jr. McAlpin
Johnson, Tom Merritt
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Moody
Jones, E. B. Musselman
Jones, O. W. Okell
King Orr
Knight Page
Lancaster Papy
Land Patton
Livingston Peeples
Yeas-88.
Nays-None.



on the passage of the bill, the



Conner King
Cook Knight
Costin Lancaster
Crews Land
Cross Livingston
Dickinson Mahon
Dukes Maness
Duncan Marshburn
Gibbons McAlpin
Gleaton Merritt
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Herrell Orr
Hopkins Page
Home Papy
Inman Patton
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Peeples
Johnson, Tom Petersen
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pittman
Jones, E. B. Pratt
Jones, O. W. Pruitt



Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE LOCAL BILLS FOR
SECOND READING
S. B. No. 190-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 40 of Chapter 7672, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1917, being
the Charter of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, entitled
"An Act to abolish the present municipal government of the
Town of Miami Beach, in the county of Dade and State of
Florida, and to establish, organize and incorporate a city
government for the city of Miami Beach, to define its terri-
torial boundaries, to prescribe its jurisdiction, powers and
privileges, and for the exercise of same and to authorize
the imposition of penalties for the violation of its ordinances";
by providing for the method of electing members of the
City Council of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, by pro-
viding for a primary election for the nomination of can-
didates for City Council when there are more than eight
candidates qualified, and by providing for the qualifica-
tions of candidates for City Council.
-was taken up.
Mr. Okell moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 190 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 190 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Okell moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 190 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 190 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Bartholomew Boyd Chappell
Alexander Beasley Brewer Cleveland
Allen Beck Bryant Cobb
Andrews Belser Burton Coleman
Arrington Bishop Carmine Conner
Ballinger Bodiford Chaires Cook



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Yeas-88.











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April 12, 1955



Costin Johnson, Tom
Crews Jones, D. C.,Jr.
Cross Jones, E. B.
Dickinson Jones, 0. W.
Dukes King
Duncan Knight
Gibbons Lancaster
Gleaton Land
Griffin Livingston
Grimes Mahon
Hathaway Maness
Herrell Marshburn
Hopkins McAlpin
Horne Merritt
Inman Moody
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Musselman
Yeas-88.
Nays-None.



Okell
Orr
Page
Papy
Patton
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pratt
Pruitt
Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Shaffer



Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
Mr. Moody moved that the House now take up and consider
Senate Bill No. 3 as amended which was temporarily de-
ferred pending roll call.
The motion was agreed to, and
S. B. No. 3-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the Pub-
lic Welfare; amending Item 65 of Subsection (1) of Section
282.01, Florida Statutes, by repealing the concluding paragraph
pertaining to the non-transferability of funds.
was taken up.
The question recurred on the final passage of Senate Bill
No. 3, as amended.
Pending roll call-
Mr. Moody of Hillsborough offered the following amend-
ment to Senate Bill No. 3:
Strike out the entire title and insert the following in lieu
thereof: A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the Public
Welfare; amending Item 65 of Subsection (1) of Section 282.01,
Florida Statutes, by amending the concluding paragraph per-
taining to the non-transferability of funds.
Mr. Moody moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was adopted.
The question again recurred on the final passage of Senate
Bill No. 3, as amended.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Arrington Beck Brewer
Alexander Ballinger Bishop Bryant
Allen Bartholomew Bodiford Burton
Andrews Beasley Boyd Carmine



Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Conner
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross
Dickinson
Dukes
Duncan
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Grimes
Herrell
Yeas--86.



Hopkins Moody
Horne Musselman
Inman Okell
Jernigan Orr
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Page
Johnson, Tom Patton
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Petersen
Jones, E. B. Pittman
Jones, O. W. Pratt
King Pruitt
Knight Putnal
Lancaster Revelle
Land Roberts, E. S.
Livingston Roberts, H. W.
Mahon Rowell
Maness Saunders
Marshburn Shaffer
Merritt Sheppard



Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Nays-None.

So the bill passed, as amended.

Mr. Moody moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 3 as amended be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the bill
was ordered immediately certified to the Senate after engross-
ment.

Mr. Moody moved that House Bill No. 43 be indefinitely
postponed.

The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 12, 1955

Your Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling to which was
referred-

S. B. No. 3.
-with amendments, begs leave to report the same has been
carefully examined and correctly engrossed and is herewith
returned.
Very respectfully,
W. M. Inman
Chairman,
Committee on Engrossing & Enrolling

-and Senate Bill No. 3 was ordered immediately certified to
to the Senate.

Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, at the hour of 12:00 noon, the House stood
adjourned until 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.



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Wednesday, April 13, 1955



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



The roll was taken and tl
corded present:
Mr. Speaker Costin
Alexander Crews
Allen Cross
Andrews Dickinson
Arrington Dukes
Ballinger Duncan
Bartholomew Gibbons
Beasley Gleaton
Beck Griffin
Belser Grimes
Bishop Hathaway
Bodiford Herrell
Boyd Hopkins
Brewer Horne
Bryant Inman
Burton Jernigan
Carmine Johnson,C.R.Jr.
Chaires Johnson, Tom
Chappell Jones, D. C.,Jr.
Cleveland Jones, E. B.
Cobb Jones, 0. W.
Coleman King
Conner Knight
Cook Lancaster
Excused: Mr. Murray.
A quorum present.
The following prayer was
Assistant Chaplain:



he following Members were re-



Land
Livingston
Mahon
Maness
Marshburn
McAlpin
Merritt
Moody
Musselman
Okell
Orr
Page
Papy
Patton
Peeples
Petersen
Pittman
Pratt
Pruitt
Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Webb
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams. J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



offered by Dr. W. T. Martin,



Our Father in Heaven: We thank Thee that Thou dost lay
no duty upon us which is beyond our strength plus Thine.
We ask Thee not for tasks equal to the powers we possess,
but rather for powers equal to the tasks Thou mayest set
before us.
We confess that our failures stem from poverty of the
inner life.
Thou knowest how we pose and strut and pretend. Thou
knowest how dear to us is the sound of applause.
Help us to lay aside the cloaks and disguises that we have
woven for ourselves and to speak with sincerity and act as
becometh children of God.
So may those who sit in council and exercise authority
exalt peace above war, service above gain, and righteousness
above glory. For our Lord's Sake, Amen.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Tuesday, April 12, was ordered corrected,
and as corrected, was approved.
COMMUNICATIONS
The following communication was received and read:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
April 12, 1955
Honorable Thomas E. David,
Speaker, House of Representatives
State Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida
Sir:
I have the honor to inform you that I have today approved
the following House Concurrent Resolutions, which origi-



nated in your Honorable Body, Regular Session, 1955, and have
caused the same to be filed in the office of the Secretary of
State:
HCR No. 3, Relating to the Governor's Message
HCR No. 4, Relating to adjournment of the Legislature over
the weekend from April 7, 1955, until April 11,
1955.
Sincerely
LEROY COLLINS
Governor
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CON-
CURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Chaires of Dixie-
H. B. No. 161-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
compensation and mileage allowed jurors, amending Sec-
tion 40.24, Florida Statutes, as amended by Chapter 28247,
Acts of 1953, to increase the compensation of jurors from
five dollars ($5.00) to eight dollars ($8.00) per day; fixing
mileage to be allowed jurors at five cents (5c) per mile from
permanent place of residence within the county to the county
seat for each day required to be present in court.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committees on Judiciary-Civil and Appropriations.
By Mr. Chaires of Dixie-
H. B. No. 162-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to com-
pensation of witnesses; amending Sections 34.14 and 90.14,
Florida Statutes; providing for a uniform rate of compensation
of five dollars ($5.00) per day and mileage of five cents (5c)
per mile to and from the witnesses' permanent places of resi-
dence within the county to the county seat for each day that
he is required to be present in court.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Judiciary-Civil and Appropriations.
By Mr. Petersen of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 163-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
definition of the word "animal", and the words "torture",
"torment", and "cruelty", the prevention of pain or suffering
of animals and the exceptions thereto.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-General.
By The Committee on Education-Public Schools-
H. B. No. 164-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to edu-
cation; amending the first paragraph of Section 231.40, Flor-
ida Statutes, relating to sick leave for any member of the
instructional staff.

The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.

By Messrs. Surles and Tillett of Polk, Bryant of Marion,
Williams of Seminole and Hopkins of Escambia-
H. B. No. 165-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to resi-
dence requirements in divorce proceedings, amending Section
65.02, Florida Statutes, to require one year's residence in this
state before filing complaint.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By The Committee on Education-Public Schools-
H. B. No. 166-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to educa-
tion; granting to vocational teachers, and to other teachers
who qualify for certificates on a non-academic basis the rights

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and privileges granted to other instructional personnel hold-
ing certificates of corresponding rank.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 167-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to di-
vorce proceedings; amending Section 65.06, Florida Statutes;
to fix the venue for divorce actions brought against non-resi-
dent defendants.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Mr. Pruitt of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 168-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to lotteries
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 paraphernalia;
providing for the proceedings for the forfeiting of such prop-
erty; and otherwise providing for the more effective prosecu-
tion of such statutes and laws prohibiting and regulating lot-
teries and gambling in this state.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Criminal.
By The Committee on Public Safety-
H. B. No. 169-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to proof
of financial responsibility by owners and operators of motor
vehicles; prescribing the duties, powers and authority of the
insurance commissioner; providing for the suspension and
revocation of licenses and motor vehicle registration and pro-
viding for other matters in connection with the financial re-
sponsibility of owners and operators of motor vehicles and
providing the penalties for violation of the provisions of this
act; providing that Chapter 324, Florida Statutes, 1953, re-
lating to proof of financial responsibility of operators of
motor vehicles, be repealed and superseded by this act; and
providing an appropriation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Insurance and Appropriations.
Mr. Smith of Indian River moved that House Bill No. 169,
be withdrawn from the Committee on Insurance and re-
ferred only to the Committee on Appropriations.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken, the result was:

Yeas:



Allen
Andrews
Beck
Boyd
Brewer
Costin
Crews
Dickinson
Gibbons
Nays:
Alexander
Arrington
Ballinger
Eartholomew
Beasley
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Coleman
Yeas-34.
Nays-51.



Grimes Moody
Hathaway Orr
Herrell Patton
Hopkins Petersen
Horne Pratt
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Roberts, E. S.
Johnson, Tom Saunders
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Shaffer
Mahon Smith, S. N., Jr.



Cook
Cross
Dukes
Duncan
Gleaton
Griffin
Inman
Jones, E. B.
Jones, 0. W.
King
Knight
Lancaster
Land



Livingston
Maness
Marshburn
Merritt
Musselman
Okell
Page
Papy
Peeples
Pittman
Pruitt
Putnal
Revelle



Stewart, C. D.
Sweeny
Tillett
Usina
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, J.R.A.




Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Turlington
Varn
Webb
Williams, G. W.
Youngberg



April 13, 1955



The motion was not agreed to, and House Bill No. 169
remained referred to the Committees on Insurance and Ap-
propriations.
Mr. Ballinger introduced a class from Florida High School,
Tallahassee, together with their teacher, Miss Tryon.
Mr. Jones of Madison introduced the Senior class of
Greenville High School, together with their teacher, Mrs.
Irene Waldroff.
By Messrs. Johnson and Moody of Hillsborough, Smith of
Indian River, Crews of Baker, Hathaway of Charlotte, Costin
of Gulf, Varn of Hernando-
H. B. No. 170-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to state
holidays; amending Sections 683.01, 683.02 and 683.03, Florida
Statutes, designating a holiday upon November eleventh each
year as Veterans' Day.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-General.
By Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. B. No. 171-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sub-
section (6) of Section 208.47, Florida Statutes, relating to
definition of "Agricultural Purposes" in connection with re-
funds of certain gasoline taxes; providing effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. Williams of Hardee, Smith of DeSoto, and
Hathaway of Charlotte-
H. B. No. 172-A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the
intentional allowance of the escape of certain phosphate
mining waste into Peace River and its tributaries; requiring
phosphate mines to maintain settling pools sufficient to pre-
vent escape of said waste; authorizing certain state agencies
and counties to institute suits to enjoin violation of act;
prescribing penalties for violation of this Act and providing
the effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
Mr. Pittman moved that House Bill No. 172, which was
referred to the Committee on Judiciary-Civil, also be re-
ferred to the Committee on Oil, Phosphate & Minerals.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 172 was
ordered referred to the Committees on Judiciary-Civil and
Oil, Phosphate & Minerals.
Mr. Williams of Hardee moved that House Bill No. 172 be
withdrawn from the Committee on Judiciary-Civil and re-
ferred only to the Committee on Oil, Phosphate & Minerals.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 172 was
ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Judiciary-Civil
and referred only to the Committee on Oil, Phosphate &
Minerals.
Mr. Horne introduced a "Know Your Government" class from
Florida High School, together with their teacher, Mrs. Binger.
By Mr. Jones of Collier-
H. B. No. 173-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to hunt-
ing licenses; amending Subsection (2) of Section 372.573,
Florida Statutes, relating to permits for hunting on state lands.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Game & Fresh Water Fish.

By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 174-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
sale, shipping, use and consumption of Citrus fruit generally
known as "Packing House Rejects".
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus Fruit.

By Messrs. Conner of Bradford and Usina of St. Johns-



H. B. No. 175-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tions 19.47 and 19.49, Florida Statutes, relating to the creation



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of a Bureau of Inspection in the Department of Agriculture
of the State of Florida and the creation of a general inspection
fund in the office of State Treasurer into which all funds col-
lected by or through the Department of Agriculture shall be
paid, and repealing Section 19.48, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Boards, Bureaus & Commissions.
Mr. Conner moved that House Bill No. 175 be withdrawn
from the Committee on Boards, Bureaus & Commissions and
referred to the Committee on Agriculture.
The motion was agreed to, and? House Bill No. 175 was or-
dered withdrawn from the Committee on Boards, Bureaus &
Commissions and referred to the Committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. Conner of Bradford-
H. B. No. 176-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 603, Florida Statutes, by adding a section thereto to be
designated 603.20 requiring the State Agricultural Marketing
Board of Florida to keep a suitable seal of office with the fol-
lowing inscription thereon, "Florida State Agricultural Mar-
keting Board," requiring an impression of said seal to be made
upon all deeds and leases to land and real property executed
by the State Agricultural Marketing Board of Florida, and
providing that all such deeds and leases signed by the mem-
bers of said Board and impressed with said seal shall be
operative and valid without witnesses to the execution thereof
and entitled to record and to be received as evidence in all
courts.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. Conner of Bradford-
H. B. No. 177-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tions 603.02, 603.03, 603.07 and 603.09, Florida Statutes, fixing
the headquarters of the state marketing commissioner and
providing for the employment of his assistants and clerical
help; relating to the duties of the state marketing commis-
sioner and the salaries and expenses of the state marketing
commissioner, his assistants and clerical help and the pay-
ment thereof from the general inspection fund of the state
of Florida, and repealing Section 603.17, Florida Statutes, and
all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. Turlington of Alachua-
H. B. No. 178-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
powers of the County Board of Public Instruction; amend-
ing Subsection (7) of Section 230.23, Florida Statutes,
by adding thereto paragraph (j); amending Section 231.36,
Florida Statutes; securing to the county school board
the power to administer oaths, issue subpoenas to compel the
attendance of witnesses and the production of books and pa-
pers, and punish for contempt at proceedings for the suspen-
sion or dismissal of school employees; and providing for the
procedure to be followed in exercising such powers.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Public Schools.
By Mr. Knight of Calhoun-
H. B. No. 179-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to motor
vehicle licenses, amending Subsection (1) of Section 320.04,
Florida Statutes, increasing the annual compensation of tax
collector from five hundred dollars ($500.00) to twelve hundred
dollars ($1200.00).
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Herrell of Dade-
H. B. No. 180-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend cer-
tain sections and subsections of Chapter 657, Florida Statutes,
relative to credit unions; to amend Section 657.04, Subsections
(4) and (5) relative to deposit of funds in state and national
banks, and investment of funds; to amend Section 657.09(4)
by changing the provision that the board of directors declare
dividends to recommend dividends; to amend Section 657.15



by changing borrowing power from 50% of its assets to 50%
of its capital; by adding a new section to be numbered 657.161



setting forth the investments that may be made; to amend
Section 657.18 relative to payment of dividends.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Messrs. Jernigan and Hopkins of Escambia, Papy of
Monroe, Jones of Taylor, Turlington and Cross of Alachua,
Crews of Baker, Allen and Bodiford of Bay, Conner of Brad-
ford, Brewer and Burton of Brevard, Musselman of Broward,
Knight of Calhoun, Hathaway of Charlotte, Gleaton of Citrus,
Saunders of Clay, Jones of Collier, Okell, Orr and Herrell
of Dade, Smith of DeSoto, Chaires of Dixie, Mahon, West-
berry and Maness of Duval, Cook of Flagler, Inman and Ar-
rington of Gadsden, Lancaster of Gilchrist, Costin of Gulf,
McAlpin of Hamilton, Williams of Hardee, Varn of Hernando,
Livingston of Highlands, Johnson of Hillsborough, Belser of
Holmes, Smith of Indian River, Dukes and Shipp of Jackson,
Pruitt of Jefferson, Putnal of Lafayette, Boyd of Lake, Shep-
pard of Lee, Ballinger of Leon, Alexander of Liberty, Jones
of Madison, Grimes and Pratt of Manatee, Bryant and Chap-
pell of Marion, Rowell of Martin, Page of Nassau, Stewart of
Okaloosa, Zelmenovitz of Okeechobee, Land and Coleman of
Orange, Griffin of Osceola, Dickinson and Roberts of Palm
Beach, Williams of Pasco, Petersen, Johnson and Shaffer of
Pinellas, Beck of Putnam, Usina and Weinstein of St. Johns,
King of St. Lucie, Pittman of Santa Rosa, Youngberg and
Bartholomew of Sarasota, Cleveland and Williams of Sem-
inole, Merritt of Sumter, Andrews of Union, Cobb and Sweeny
of Volusia, Revelle of Wakulla, Webb of Washington and Mrs.
Patton of Franklin-
H. B. No. 181-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
Nurses Education; providing that County Boards of Public
Instruction or Boards of County Commissioners may create
scholarships, loans, or other financial assistance to persons
qualified for either three (3) year professional nurse pro-
grams or one (1) year practical Nursing Course in Recognized
Training Schools; providing for immediate effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Public Schools.
Mr. Jernigan moved that House Bill No. 181 be withdrawn
from the Committee on Education-Public Schools and placed
on the Calendar.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
House Bill No. 181 was ordered withdrawn from the Com-
mittee on Education-Public Schools and placed on the
Calendar.
By Mr. Jones of Collier-
H. B. No. 182-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
the compensation of the supervisor of registration in Coun-
ties of the State having a population of more than six thou-
sand four hundred (6,400) and less than six thousand six
hundred (6,600) according to the last Federal Census.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar of General Bills of Local Application.
By Messrs. Carmine and Sheppard of Lee-
H. B. No. 183-A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter
17790, Acts of 1937, as amended by Chapter 21711, Acts of
1943, relating to compensation of Clerks of Circuit Courts for
services in proceedings and suits before the County Court in
all counties having a population of not less than twenty
three thousand fifty (23,050), nor more than twenty six thou-
sand (26,000), according to the last or any future state census.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.

By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 184-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize Dr.
Warren Michaels to practice dentistry in Flagler County only,
subject to certain conditions.

Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
184.

The House of Representatives thereupon determined that



the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of



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Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
referred to the Committee on Public Health.
Mr. Cook moved that House Bill No. 184 be withdrawn
from the Committee on Public Health and placed on the
Calendar of Local Bills.
Pending consideration thereof-
M,'. Mahon offered a substitute motion that House Bill
iNu. 184 be withdrawn from the Committee on Public Health
and placed on the Calendar of General Bills.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the substitute motion, the
result was:



Yeas:
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bodiford
Brewer
Burton
Cook
Crews
Nays:
Mr. Speaker
Bartholomew
Bishop
Boyd
Bryant
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cobb
Coleman
Yeas-50.
Nays-37.



Cross
Dickinson
Dukes
Duncan
Gleaton
Hathaway
Home
Inman
Jernigan
Jones, E. B.
Jones, O. W.
Knight
Lancaster



Livingston
Mahon
McAlpin
Merritt
Orr
Page
Patton
Pittman
Pruitt
Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell



Costin Land
Gibbons Maness
Griffin Marshburn
Grimes Moody
Herrell Musselman
Hopkins Okell
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen
Johnson, Tom Pratt
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Roberts, E. S.
King Sheppard



Saunders
Shaffer
Shipp
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, J.R.A.




Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Sweeny
Williams, G. W.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Cook that
House Bill No. 184 be withdrawn from the Committee on
Public Health and placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
House Bill No. 184 remained referred to the Committee on
Public Health.

By Mr. Costin of Gulf-
H. B. No. 185-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 9 of chapter 27980, laws of Florida, Acts of 1951, entitled
"An Act to abolish the present municipal government of the
city of Wewahitchka, 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 Wewahitchka, and
to define its territorial boundaries and to provide for its gov-
ernment, jurisdiction, powers, franchises and privileges," re-
lating to the election of the city commission.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
185.
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. Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 186-A bill to be entitled An Act to require the
purchase of voting machines by the county commissioners of



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That the following amendment to Article VIII, section 5
of the constitution of Florida is hereby agreed to, 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., 1956, as follows:
Section 5. County commissioners and commissioners' dis-



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Walton County; appropriating funds for the purchase thereof
from certain race track funds allocated to said county and
providing for a referendum as to purchase and use of additional
voting machines in all precincts of the county.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
186.
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. Jones of Taylor-
H. B. No. 187--A bill to be entitled An Act enlarging and ex-
tending the corporate limits of the City of Perry in Taylor
County so as to include therein additional lands; providing for
assessment of general obligation bonds only on certain property;
providing that improvements or ordinances passed relating to
:anitation or sewerage shall not affect such subject matter now
existing within those portions of the city limits which were for-
merly the town of Perry and in the annexed territory; providing
for registration and a referendum by qualified electors of the
City of Perry and of the proposed defined area to be included in
the City of Perry.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Mahon of Duval-
1H. B. No. 188- A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Constitution; providing for a committee for the purpose of
preparing proposed revision of Articles of the Constitution;
providing for duties and powers of the committee; providing
"for appropriation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Constitutional Revision and Appropriation.
By Messrs. Cobb of Volusia and Costin of Gulf-
H. B. No. 189-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
Dentistry and Dental Hygiene; amending Chapter 466, Flori-
ida Statutes, by amending Sections 466.06, 466.07, 466.20,
466.32, 466.34, 466.37, 466.38, and 466.41, Florida Statutes,
and adding thereto Section 466.43, Florida Statutes; provid-
ing for five (5) Geographical Districts in the State; increas-
ing the number of members of the Florida State Board of
Dental Examiners from five (5) to seven (7); fixing the
Qualifications and Tenure of Members of the Board; fixing
an examination fee and compensation to be paid members
of the Board; providing for compensation to be paid to the
Secretary-Treasurer of the Board and his assistants; pro-
viding restrictions on employment of unlicensed Dentists;
fixing fees and Qualifications for Dental Hygienists and
Dental Internes; authorizing the Board to fix Qualifications
for licensed Dentists to qualify as Specialists; and providing
penalties for violation of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Boards, Bureaus & Commissions.
By Messrs. Dukes and Shipp of Jackson and Williams of
Hardee-
H. J. R. No. 190-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING
AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 5 OF THE
CONSTITUTION RELATING TO COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS AND COMMISSIONERS' DISTRICTS, AUTHORIZING
THE ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS BY VOTERS WITH-
IN ONE COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT RATHER THAN
BY VOTERS OF THE COUNTY AS A WHOLE, AND PRO-
VIDING FOR A REFERENDUM.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
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tricts.-There shall be one (1) county commissioner in each
of the five (5) county commissioner's districts in each
county, which districts shall be numbered one (1) to five
(5) inclusive and shall be as nearly as possible equal in
proportion to population. The board of county commission-
ers in the respective counties shall from time to time fix
the boundaries of such districts. Said county commission-
ers shall be elected by the qualified voters of the said county
at the time and place of voting for other county officers,
and shall hold office for four (4) years; provided that upon
petition by twenty per cent (20%) of the registered electors
in any county, presented to the board of elections or to
the board of county commissioners, the board of county
commissioners shall call a special referendum election and
shall place or cause to be placed upon the ballot two (2)
propositions:
1. Each member of the board of county commis-
sioners of ............ county shall continue to be
nominated and elected by the registered electors of
the county of ....---............ .............--...... as a whole.
2. Each member of the board of county commis-
sioners of ............ county shall be nominated
and elected by only the registered electors within
the county commissioner's district which that mem-
ber, when elected, will represent.
No such referendum election shall be held within sixty
(60) days immediately preceding any primary election, nor
shall any such referendum election be held concurrently
with any primary election, nor shall any such referendum
election be held in the period between any primary election
and general election.
The board of county commissioners of any county, shall,
upon petition presented as herein provided, provide for the
holding of any such referendum election and notice thereof
shall be published by said board once each week for at
least four (4) successive weeks immediately next prior to
the date of such election in a newspaper of general cir-
culation in such county. Except as herein otherwise pro-
vided, the laws of the state relating to the holding of
general elections shall govern the holding of any such ref-
erendum election. If a majority of the electors participat-
ing in any such referendum election shall vote to adopt
the proposition which provides for the nomination and elec-
tion of members of the board of county commissioners by
those registered electors and only those registered electors
within the county commissioner's district which that mem-
ber will, when elected represent, then such mode of nomi-
nating and electing members of the board of county com-
missioners shall become law and be immediately effective
in the county concerned. If in any such referendum elec-
tion a majority of the electors participating in such election
shall vote to retain the present mode of nominating and
electing members of the board of county commissioners,
then members of the board of county commissioners repre-
senting the respective districts of such county shall continue
to be nominated and elected by the registered electors of
such county as a whole. The canvassing board of any county
holding any such referendum election shall certify the result
of any such referendum election to the secretary of state
within ten (10) days after the holding thereof.
No election as authorized by this section shall be held
within ten (10) years of the last election so held.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Pruitt of Jefferson-
H. J. R. NO. 191-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING
AN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 7, ARTICLE X OF THE
CONSTITUTION RELATING TO EXEMPTION OF HOME-
STEAD FROM TAXATION.

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 the year of 1956, as follows:



Section 7. Exemption of homestead from taxation.-Every
person who has the legal title or beneficial title in equity to



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By Messrs. Dickinson and Roberts of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 196-A bill to be entitled An Act pertaining to plats
and platting of lands in Palm Beach County, Florida and de-
fining the same; requiring the approval and recording of plats
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real property in this State and who resides thereon and in
good faith makes the same his or her permanent home, or
the permanent home of another or others legally or naturally
dependent upon said person, shall be entitled to an exemp-
tion from all taxation, except for assessments for special
benefits, up to the assessed valuation of Ten Thousand Dol-
lars on the said home and contiguous real property, as de-
fined in Article 10, Section 1, of the Constitution, for the
year 1939 and thereafter. Said title may be held by the en-
tireties, jointly, or in common with others, and said exemp-
tion may be apportioned among such of the owners as shall
reside thereon, as their respective interests shall appear, but
no such exemption of more than Ten Thousand Dollars shall
be allowed to any one person or any one dwelling house,
nor shall the amount of the exemption allowed any person
exceed the proportionate assessed valuation based on the
interest owned by such person. The Legislature may prescribe
appropriate and reasonable laws regulating the manner of
establishing the right to said exemption.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 192-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
state road department; amending chapter 341, Florida Stat-
utes, 1953, by adding thereto a section to be numbered 341.082
providing that certain records must be kept and maintained
by said department; declaring same to be public records of
state; providing for making same public annually.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 193-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to un-
employment compensation; amending subsection (7) of Sec-
tion 443.03, pertaining to the definition of the term "employer"
by adding thereto paragraph (d); providing an exception to
said definition.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Labor.
By Messrs. Dickinson and Roberts of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 194-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
board of county commissioners of Palm Beach County, Florida,
to provide and contribute funds to financially participate in
the creation, establishment, maintenance and operation of a
rate and traffic bureau in Palm Beach County, Florida, and
to determine each budget year the appropriation necessary
therefore, and to disburse said funds either in a lump sum or
by monthly installments, and repealing all laws in conflict.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
194.
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. Dickinson and Roberts of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 195-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the
board of county commissioners of Palm Beach County, Florida,
to convey, with reversionary provisions, land in Palm Beach
County, Florida, to the state of Florida for the use of the de-
partment of public safety for the construction of a Florida
highway patrol station.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to House Bill No.
195.
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-
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of Palm Beach County, Florida, and the governing body of each
municipality in Palm Beach County, Florida, to prescribe the
width of roads, streets, alleys, ditches and thoroughfares and
setbacks therefrom; making certain requirements a prerequi-
site to the approval of plats; authorizing said board of county
commissioners and each said municipality to adopt, prescribe
and promulgate rules and regulations to effectuate the pro-
visions and purposes of this Act and to prescribe specifications
and requirements for construction of roads, streets, alleys,
drainage facilities, minimum lot sizes, maximum block sizes,
building lines, names of streets and roads, bridge construc-
tion, water supply, sewage disposal and other related matters
involving lands to be platted; requiring streets, roads and alleys
designated on plats to be paved or security deposited by the
owner to insure such paving as a prerequisite to approval of
and recording such plat; repealing chapter 26112 Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1949, chapter 27797 Laws of Florida Acts of
1951, chapter 29385 Laws of Florida Acts of 1953, all relating
to the above subject matter; repealing all other laws in con-
flict; providing for effective date of this Act.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
196.
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. Dickinson and Roberts of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 197-A bill to be entitled An Act empowering the
Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County to fix
the salary of the director of the Palm Beach County Health
Unit, whether or not such salary is paid by or through the
state treasurer, and directing the state treasurer to pay such
salary out of the funds provided in the budget of said county
health unit.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
197.
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. Dickinson and Roberts of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 198-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Lake
Worth drainage district taxes and assessments on certain tax
acquired lands owned by Palm Beach county and cancelling
all delinquent and current as well as exempting the same from
future Lake Worth drainage district taxes and assessments
on said lands; authorizing conveyance of certain tax acquired
lands by Palm Beach county to Lake Worth drainage district
and cancelling all unpaid county taxes on the same and other
matters relating thereto.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
198.
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. Dickinson and Roberts of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 199-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to East
Shore Drainage District, a drainage district organized and ex-
isting under the laws of Florida, and embracing lands within
"Palm Beach county, amending Section eight (8) of Chapter



20694, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, as amended by Chapter
23621, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, as amended by Chapter
25151, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949, as amended by Chapter
26697, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1951, as amended by Chapter
28419, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1953, relating to the levy of
taxes upon the lands within East Shore Drainage District.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
199.



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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 or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Dickinson and Roberts of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 200-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 8 of Chapter 27802, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1951, re-
lating to microfilming and destruction of certain public records
of Palm Beach County, Florida.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
200.
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. Dickinson and Roberts of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 201-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
the Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County,
Florida, shall continue to pay compensation to a retired cir-
cuit judge residing in said county who shall continue to per-
form judicial functions; determining that such payments are
for a county purpose; repealing all laws in conflict herewith;
and prescribing when this Act shall become a law.

Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
201.
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. Dickinson and Roberts of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 202-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Palm
Beach County, Florida, and the Clerk thereof to use facsimile
signatures and seals on checks and warrants in expending
county funds from county depositories.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
202.
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.
Mr. Jones of Madison introduced the Senior Class of
Greenville High School, together with their teacher, Mr.
Wesson.
By Messrs. Dickinson and Roberts of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 203-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the county of Palm Beach, Florida, to enter into
leases and cooperation agreements with cities, towns, port dis-
tricts, inlet districts, drainage districts, and other political
subdivisions and taxing units within said county providing for
the joint exercise of any power, duty or function common to
them; authorizing said county and any such unit to contribute
financial, material or other aid to another unit; providing for
the administration and accounting of funds under such agree-
ments; repealing all laws in conflict and specifically repealing
Chapter 23455, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1945.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.



203.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
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Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Dickinson and Robertb of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 204-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
and empowering the Board of County Commissioners of
Palm Beach County, Florida, to grant franchises for gar-
bage and waste collection and disposal in the said County
outside of the boundaries of any city or town for not in
excess of five years; to empower the said Board of County
Commissioners to fix the boundaries of the districts within
which such franchises shall be applicable; to provide the
procedure for making an application for any such fran-
chise; to empower the said Board of County Commissioners
to fix the terms and conditions upon which any such franchise
shall be granted; to empower the said Board of County Com-
missioners to fix the rates which the franchise holder shall
charge for his services; and to provide that in fixing a rate
schedule the Board of County Commissioners shall fix such
rates as may be reasonably maintained to give to the franchise
holder a reasonable return on his legitimate capital investment;
and to provide the method of arriving at the said rates; and to
empower the said Board of County Commissioners to fix the
consideration to be paid by the franchise holder to the County
for the franchise and the method and time of paying the same
and to require the same to be paid into the general fund of the
said County; to empower the said Board of County Commis-
sioners to make such changes in the rules and regulations
governing the franchise holder as shall from time to time be
necessary and desirable for the public welfare and to provide
the procedure for making such changes; to empower the Board
of County Commissioners to make changes in to e nes ihe schedule of
rates to be charged by the franchise holder subject to the
limitation that the Board in arriving at any rate schedule shall
fix such rates as may be reasonably maintained to give to the
franchise holder a reasonable return on his legitimate capital
investment; and to provide the procedure for making such
changes; to charge te said Board of County Commissioners
with the responsibility for faithful compliance by the grantee
of the franchise with the rules and regulations promulgated by
the Board of County Commissioners and the strict compliance
by any franchise holder with the terms of his franchise; and
to provide for forfeiture of any franchise by the grantee there-
for for violation of the rules and regulations as promulgated
by the Board of County Commissioners or of any of the terms,
conditions and provisions of his franchise and the method of
enforcing the same; to make it unlawful for any person, firm
or corporation to carry on the business of collection, removal
and disposal of garbage or waste in any area or district so
designated by the said Board of County Commissioners with-
out first obtaining a franchise as herein provided for and to
provide a penalty therefore; and to provide that if any part
of this Act shall be deemed or held invalid or unconstitutional
for any reason such invalidity shall in no way affect the
validity of the remaining portions of said Act; and to provide
that the Act shall take effect immediately upon its becoming
a law.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
204.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitutiostitution, 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. Dickinson and Roberts of Palm Beach--
H. B. No. 205-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize
and empower the Board of County Commissioners of Palm
Beach County, Florida, to control the Development of the
county through planning, zoning, subdivision regulation, the
reservation of mapped street locations for future public
acquisition and the regulation of building on the land re-
served for such mapped streets, and providing for the estab-
lishment of the Office of Director of Zoning and the creation
of a Zoning Commission, a Board of Adjustment, and a Board
of Zoning Appeals and their respective staffs, and to provide



for, the salaries and mileage for the members of the Board



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bonds payable solely from the fees, rentals or other charges
derived from said water system, or may be general obligation
and revenue bonds for which the full faith and credit of said
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of Adjustment, and for the adoption of Building, Electrical
and Plumbing Codes, and to provide for the fixing and col-
lecting of reasonable fees for permits and inspections and
for public hearings in connection with zoning, and providing
for penalties for violation of the provisions of the legislative
Act and the resolutions adopted pursuant thereto, and de-
claring zoning to be a county purpose, and providing for
the payment of the cost thereof out of the General Revenue
Fund, and repealing all laws in conflict.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No,
205.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Dickinson and Roberts of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 206-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach
County to make improvements on any and all streets, high-
ways, boulevards, avenues, lanes and alleys within subdivisions
when, said streets, highways, boulevards, avenues, lanes and
alleys have been accepted as county roads, includinclug any and
all improvements incidental to road purposes under certain
terms and conditions; providing for the assessment by special
assessments of abutting, adjoining and contiguous or other
specially benefited property; providing the method of making
said assessments; providing for the approval by petition of
seventy-five per cent (75%) of said abutting owners both in
number and front footage; providing the method of authoriz-
ing and providing said improvements; providing the procedure
available to owners affected or to be affected by said improve-
ments or the assessment therefore; providing said assessments
shall become a lien against said abutting property or against
property benefited; providing for the enforcement of said liens;
and providing other powers and duties of the Board of County
Commissioners relative to making of said improvements and
assessing said property therefore; providing for the levy of a
tax not to exceed one (1) mill annually to set up sufficient
funds for the purposes of this act.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
206.
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 Mrs. Patton of Franklin-
H. B. No. 207-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to poisons
and adulterated drugs, amending Section 859.04, Florida Stat-
utes, to provide that pharmacists require proper identification,
name, address, and signing of record book by purchasers of
poisons.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Alien and Bodiford of Bay-
H. B. No. 208-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
county of Bay, Florida, to construct or acquire, own, maintain
and operate a water system in said county for the supply and
distribution of water for domestic, commercial and other use
in said county and territory adjacent thereto: authorizing
said county to establish, fix and collect fees, rentals or other
charges for the services and facilities of said water system,
and to issue bonds of said county to finance the cost of the
construction, acquisition or improvement of said water sys-
tem, and purposes related thereto: providing that said bonds
may be general obligation bonds for which the full faith and
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said water system shall be pledged, and providing that ad
valorem taxes without limit as to rate or amount shall be
levied on all taxable property in said county for the payment
of any bonds for which the full faith and credit of said county
are pledged: providing that the issuance of any bonds for
which the full faith and credit of said county are pledged
shall be approved at a freeholders' election, and providing for
the rights, security and remedies of the holders of such bonds:
providing that said county shall not supply or furnish the serv-
ices and facilities of said water system within the territorial
boundaries of any municipality or other political subdivision
without the consent of such municipality or other political
subdivision; providing for the discontinuance of the services
and facilities of such water system for the nonpayment of the
fees, rentals or other charges therefore; providing for the ex-
ercise of the power of eminent domain by said county for the
purposes of said water system; providing for a receiver of
said water system on default of the county in the payment
of such bonds or of covenants with the holders of such bonds:
providing for covenants of the State of Florida with respect
to the rights of the holders of said bonds: providing for the
lease of said water system or parts thereof: providing for the
issuance of refunding bonds; and providing when this Act
shall take effect.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
208.
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. Sweeny of Volusia and Mahon of Duval-
H. B. No. 209-A bill to be entitled An Act amending para-
graph (b) of Subsection (1) of Section 733.20, Florida Statutes;
relating to the order of payment of expenses of administration
and claims against the estate.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Mr. Alexander of Liberty-
H. B. No. 210-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide office
space and expense of the governor elect of the State of Florida
in matters affecting state business.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations and Governmental Reorgani-
zation.
Mr. Alexander moved that House Bill No. 210 be with-
drawn from the Committee on Governmental Reorganization
and referred to the Committee on Elections.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 210 was
ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Governmental
Reorganization and referred to the Committees on Elections
and Appropriations.
By The Committee on County & Municipal Government-
H. J. R. NO. 211-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING
AN AMENDMENT OF ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 8 OF THE
STATE CONSTITUTION RELATING TO HOME RULE
POWERS AND SELF-GOVERNMENT OF MUNICIPALITIES,
AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING FOR THEIR ORGANIZA-
TION, JURISDICTION AND POWERS.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That Article VIII, Section 8 of the Constitution of the State
of Florida be amended, 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 next general election to be
held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November,
1956, as follows:
"Section 8.



(1) (a) Municipalities may be established and their charters
amended as to form of government and jurisdiction of of-



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ficers, and may be abolished, only by an Act of the Legisla-
ture approved by a majority of the qualified electors of the
municipality or area effected participating in an election held
for such purpose. or by election of a charter board and ap-
proval by referendum of the charter or charter amendment
submitted as now or hereafter provided by General Law; ex-
cept that municipalities may be established in the first in-
stance by petition of freeholders, under General Law, and
thereafter the charters of such municipalities shall be amended
or abolished only as provided in this section.
(b) When any municipality shall be abolished, provision
shall be made for the protection of its creditors.
(c) Boundaries of municipalities shall be altered, and un-
incorporated territory annexed, as may be provided by Gen-
eral or Special Law, but subject to the approval of a majority
vote of the qualified electors residing in the entire combined
area affected, participating in a single election held for such
purpose; except that contiguous unincorporated territory may
be annexed to a municipality upon petition filed with the legis-
lative body of the municipality describing the boundaries of
the territory proposed to be annexed, and signed by a ma-
jority of the freeholders who are qualified electors residing
in such territory at the time the petition is filed, and the
consent to said annexation by the governing body of the
municipality within six months after the filing of the pe-
tition to become effective not more than one year after the
filing of the petition.
(d) Municipalities may be consolidated with other mu-
nicipalities, as may be provided by General or Special Law,
but subject to the approval of a majority vote of the qualified
electors, participating in a separate election held for such
purpose in each municipality.
(2) (a Municipalities are hereby granted the power of
self-gov 'ernment, and shall have all governmental, corporate,
proprietary or other powers to enable them to function as
municipalities and render all municipal services, and are
hereby authorized to exercise any power or perform any func-
tion which the Legislature could have Conferred upon them
under this constitution; subject, however, to such limitations
or requirements as are now or may hereafter be imposed by
the Legislature, which limitations or requirements shall be
imposed only by general law applicable to all municipalities,
and which limitations or requirements shall not be removed
except by general law applicable to all municipalities.
(b) This grant of power to municipalities shall not include
the power to enact private or civil law governing civil rela-
tionships except as an incident to the exercise of an inde-
pendent municipal power.
(c) No punishment for a municipal offense shall exceed
six months imprisonment at labor at the place of confinement
or on the streets, parks, or other municipal work, or Five
Hundred Dollars fine, or both such imprisonment and fine.
(d) Powers with respect to municipal executive, legislative
and administrative structure, organization, personnel and pro-
cedure shall be exclusively a matter of municipal concern,
subject to the requirement that the members of a municipal
legislative body be chosen by popular election, and except that
the compensation of an elective municipal offer shall not
be changed during his term of office, and that municipal
administrative proceedings shall be subject to judicial review.
(e) General laws requiring increased municipal expendi-
tures may not become effective in a municipality until ap-
proved by ordinance enacted by the legislative body of the
municipality, unless the general law is enacted by two-thirds
vote of all the members elected to each house of the Legisla-
ture or funds sufficient to meet the increased municipal ex-
penditure are granted to the municipality by the general law
or separate legislation enacted by the same Session of the
Legislature.
,f) The Legislature shall have power to make appropria-
tions and to apportion and distribute the same to municipali-
ties as may be provided by law.
(g) No extraterritorial powers shall be exercised by a mu-
nicipality except as provided by general, special or local laws.



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stitution of Florida:
(a) The form of government and jurisdiction of officers
of municipalities existing at the time of the adoption of this
amendment shall continue until changed as provided for
herein;
,b) Existing powers granted to municipalities by special
or local laws shall not be abrogated or diminished by any
existing general law;
(c) That part of Section 24 of Article III of the Con-
stitution of Florida relating to municipal government and
to cities and towns be and the same is hereby superseded; and
(d) Any part of Section 21 of Article III of the Constitu-
tion of Florida relating to the passage of any local or special
law affecting municipalities which is in conflict with the pro-
visions of this section be and the same is hereby superseded.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Hopkins of Escambia-
H. J. R. No. 212-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN
AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA BY ADDING THERETO SECTION
52, RELATIVE TO THE TAKING OF DEPOSITIONS IN
CRIMINAL CASES BY THE STATE ATTORNEYS OR
COUNTY SOLICITORS WHEN A WITNESS RESIDES BE-
YOND THE BORDERS OF THE STATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to article V of the constitu-
tion of Florida by adding thereto Section 52, is hereby agreed to
and shall be submitted to the electors of the state for ratifica-
tion or rejection at the general election of November 6, 1956:
Section 52. Taking of depositions in criminal cases.-The
state attorney or county solicitor may take depositions from
any witness in criminal cases and introduce same into evi-
dence in any instance in which the witness resides beyond
the borders of the state by complying with the following pro-
visions. The state attorney or county solicitor shall file with
the court in which the action is pending an affidavit setting
forth the nature of the case, the name of the witness, the
facts showing residence beyond the borders of the state and
that his testimony is material to the case. In addition, the
state attorney or county solicitor shall file with the clerk the
interrogatories to be propounded to the witness and shall serve
a copy of the interrogatories upon the defendant. Within ten
(10) days the defendant may file cross-interrogatories by filing
same with the clerk of the court in which the action is
pending and serving a copy upon the state attorney or county
solicitor. Within an additional period of ten (10) days the
state attorney or county solicitor may file rebutting inter-
rogatories by filing a copy with the clerk and serving a copy
upon the defendant. At the expiration of such additional
ten (10) days, or if no cross-interrogatories are filed at the
expiration of ten (10) days following the filing of interroga-
tories-in-chief, the clerk shall present all interrogatories to
the court and the same shall be modified to conform with
the rules of evidence and the allowance of the interrogatories
shall be endorsed thereon.
The court shall then issue a commission authorizing the
taking of the deposition and reciting therein the time and
place for the taking of the deposition and the name of the
commissioner before whom the deposition shall be taken and
shall attach to said commission a copy of the interrogatories
allowed.
The manner of taking the deposition shall otherwise be in
conformance with that provided for in the rules governing
interrogatories in civil actions.

No such deposition taken in the above manner shall be
read in evidence at the trial if it appears that the witness
is alive, able to attend the court and within its jurisdiction.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Amendments.



Mr. Mahon moved that House Concurrent Resolution No.



92 be withdrawn from the Committees on Appropriations
and Constitutional Revision and from further consideration
of the House.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Ballinger and Horne of Leon-
H. B. No. 213--A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing con-
struction at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University of
buildings for housing faculty members; providing for payment
of the cost of said construction from funds derived from reve-
nue certificates; providing for the construction of a golf course
from funds to be provided from auxiliary and campus conces-
sion funds; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on State Institutions.
By Messrs. Roberts and Dickinson of Palm Beach, Cross and
Turlington of Alachua, Jernigan of Escambia, Stewart of Oka-
loosa, Pittman of Santa Rosa, Shipp of Jackson, Herrell of
Dade, Musselman of Broward, Allen of Bay and Horne of
Leon-
H. B. No. 214-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide
for the purchase by state agencies and institutions of prod-
ucts manufactured by persons with severe physical handi-
caps in nonprofit Florida workshops accredited by the Flor-
ida Council for the Blind or the Division of Vocational Re-
habilitation of the State Department of Education by amend-
ing Chapter 409, Florida Statutes, by adding a Section;
providing penalty for violation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
H. B. No. 215-A bill to be entitled An Act adopting the rule
of comparative negligence in all civil actions for damages;
providing effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-General.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 216-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
game and fresh water fish commission; amending Section
372.61, Florida Statutes, 1953, pertaining to reports and remit-
tances of county judges, by providing that a sum equal to one
half (1/2) of the sum collected and remitted by any county
judge for license fees and other fees provided to be paid under
this chapter, shall be expended annually in the county within
which such sum is collected.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Game & Fresh Water Fish.
By Mr. Pruitt of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 217-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
933.14, Florida Statutes, relating to the return of property
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 Mr. Saunders of Clay-
H. B. No. 218-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
443.04(2) Florida Statutes, relating to unemployment compen-
sation; setting forth a schedule of weekly benefits; repealing all
laws in conflict herewith and providing for an effective date
of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred td the
Committee on Workmen's Compensation.

By Mr. Andrews of Union-
H. B. No. 219-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to right
to apply for tax deed and action for the recovery and enforce-
ment of tax sale certificates sold and assigned under Murphy
Act to private holders; providing limitation of actions; pre-
scribing for cancellation of tax sale certificate; prescribing
duties and fees of clerks of circuit court of the several counties



in relation thereto; excepting tax sale certificates by virtue of
which title vested in the state and providing an effective date.



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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-General.
By Mr. Alexander of Liberty-
H. B. No. 220-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Florida Council for the Blind; amending Chapter 409, Florida
Statutes, by adding several sections; to regulate the solicita-
tion of funds for the benefit of blind persons; providing certain
exceptions; providing penalty for violation and fixing an ef-
fective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 221-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
lien of judgments, orders and decrees and providing a limita-
tion upon the time during which such lien shall exist.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
By Messrs. Conner of Bradford, Beasley of Walton, Cross of
Alachua, Allen and Bodiford of Bay, Brewer and Burton of
Brevard, Knight of Calhoun, Hathaway of Charlotte, Gleaton
of Citrus, Saunders of Clay, Jones of Collier, Okell of Dade,
Smith of DeSoto, Chaires of Dixie, Hopkins and Jernigan of
Escambia, Lancaster of Gilchrist, Peeples of Glades, McAlpin
of Hamilton, Williams of Hardee, Stewart of Hendry, Varn
of Hernando, Livingston of Highlands, Belser of Holmes, Dukes
and Shipp of Jackson, Pruitt of Jefferson. Putnal of Lafayette,
Boyd and Duncan of Lake, Carmine of Lee, Home and Bal-
linger of Leon, Marshburn of Levy, Alexander of Liberty, Jones
of Madison, Chappell of Marion, Rowell of Martin, Papy of
Monroe, Page of Nassau, Stewart of Okaloosa, Zelmenovitz
of Okeechobee, Land and Coleman of Orange, Dickinson and
Roberts of Palm Beach, Williams of Pasco, Shaffer of Pinellas,
Surles of Polk, Beck of Putnam, Usina and Weinstein of St.
Johns, King of St. Lucie, Pittman of Santa Rosa, Merritt of
Sumter, Roberts of Suwannee, Jones of Taylor, Andrews of
Union, Revelle of Wakulla and Webb of Washington-
H. B. No. 222-A bill to be entitled An Act making an ap-
propriation to be used as a matching fund in the construction
of agricultural and livestock buildings.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations and Agriculture.
By Messrs. Williams and Cleveland of Seminole, Varn of
Hernando, Hopkins of Escambia, Jones of Collier, Bartholomew
of Sarasota, Cobb of Volusia, Sheppard of Lee, Beck of Putnam,
Boyd of Lake and Brewer of Brevard-
H. B. No. 223-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
the Milk Commission; amending Subsection (9), Section
501.04, and Subsections (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5), Section
501.13, Florida Statutes; limiting the price fixing authority
of the Milk Commission to the producer level.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
Mr. Williams of Seminole moved that House Bill No. 223
be withdrawn from the Committee on Public Health and re-
ferred to the Committee on Boards, Bureaus & Commissions.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Saunders offered a substitute motion that House Bill
No. 223, which was referred to the Committee on Public
Health, also be referred to the Committee on Boards, Bureaus
& Commissions.

A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the substitute motion, the
result was:
Yeas:
Alexander Chaires Dickinson King
Andrews Chappell Hathaway Knight
Beasley Coleman Herrell Land



Belser Conner Jones, E. B. Livingston
Burton Cook Jones, 0. W. Mahon



Maness Papy
Marshburn Patton
McAlpin Peeples
Merritt Pittman
Musselman Putnal
Orr Revelle
Nays:
Allen Cobb
Arrington Costin
Bartholomew Crews
Beck Cross
Bishop Dukes
Bodiford Gibbons
Boyd Griffin
Brewer Grimes
Bryant Hopkins
Carmine Horne
Cleveland Inman
Mr. Okell asked that his
"Yea".



Roberts, H. W.
Rowell
Saunders
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.



Stewart, E. L.
Usina
Webb
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.



Jernigan Roberts, E. S.
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Shaffer
Johnson, Tom Sheppard
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Smith, S. N., Jr.
Lancaster Surles
Moody Sweeny
Okell Tillett
Page Varn
Petersen Williams, J.R.A.
Pratt Williams,V.A.Jr.
Pruitt Youngberg
vote be changed from "Nay" to,



Mr. Williams of Pasco asked that his vote be changed from
"Nay" to "Yea".
Yeas-46.
Nays-42.
The substitute motion was agreed to, and House Bill No.
223 was ordered referred to the Committees on Public Health
and Boards, Bureaus & Commissions.
By Mr. Saunders of Clay-
H. B. No. 224--A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the Board of County Commissioners of any county to con-
vey lands acquired by the county for delinquent taxes, and
described in the book designated "County Lands Acquired
for Delinquent Taxes", on file in the office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court, to the former owners, or those claim-
ing by, through or under such former owners preventing
hardship; providing the terms, conditions and procedure for
such sales and conveyances, and the fees for the Clerk of
the Circuit Court in connection therewith; and repealing
conflicting laws.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Parks & Lands.
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 225-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 635.24(1), (3) and (4), Florida Statutes, and to add
thereto a new Subsection numbered (5), and to amend Sec-
tion 635.25, Florida Statutes, all relating to group life insur-
ance; descriptions of issuable policies and required policy pro-
visions; 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 Insurance.
By Messrs. Williams of Seminole and Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 226--A bill to be entitled An Act relating to em-
ployers and employees of railroads. and providing for the
regulation of health and safety conditions in places of railroad
employment.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Utilities.

By Mr. Costin of Gulf-
H. B. No. 227-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chap-
ter 208, Florida Statutes, relating to taxes on gasoline or
other like products of petroleum, by adding thereto another
section to be numbered Section 208.441, permitting the im-
position of a tax by municipalities on gasoline or other like
products of petroleum: providing for the collection and dis-
tribution of such municipal tax by the state comptroller and
for the cost of administration; providing for the continuance
of the distribution of certain state taxes on gasoline or other
like products of petroleum to county commissioners in counties
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credit to the taxpayer to the extent of any tax imposed by
any municipality as authorized by this Act; and otherwise
relating to the imposition, collection, distribution and use of
such tax.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on County & Municipal Government and Finance
& Taxation.
Mr. Costin moved that House Bill No. 227 be withdrawn
from the Committee on Finance & Taxation and referred
only to the Committee on County & Municipal Government.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Cross called a point of order that Rule 47 provides that
all bills dealing with tax matters shall be referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation, that House Bill No. 227
was a bill dealing with tax matters, and that any motion to
withdraw it from the Committee on Finance & Taxation would
require a waiver of the rule.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Okell moved that the time of adjournment be extended
until the completion of Consideration of Local Bills on the
Calendar today.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
The question recurred on the point of order raised by Mr.
Cross.
The Speaker ruled, upon the advice of the Committee on
Parliamentary Procedure, that since House Bill No. 227 had
been referred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation, that
portion of Rule 47 was satisfied. The portion of Rule 47
requiring a two-thirds vote to withdraw a bill from a com-
mittee and place it on the Calendar was not applicable be-
cause the effect of Mr. Costin's motion would not be to place
it on the Calendar, but merely to withdraw it from one
committee and leave it referred to the Committee on County
& Municipal Government. Therefore, the motion to withdraw
from one committee where the bill has been referred to two
committees takes only a majority vote.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Costin
that House Bill No. 227 be withdrawn from the Committee
on Finance & Taxation and referred only to the Committee
on County & Municipal Government.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken, the result was:
Yeas:



Boyd
Nays:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Bishop
Bodiford
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Cook
Yeas-4
Nays-84



Costin



Herrell



Crews Land
Cross Lancaster
Dickinson Mahon
Dukes Maness
Duncan Marshburn
Gibbons McAlpin
Gleaton Merritt
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Hopkins Orr
Home Page
Inman Papy
Jernigan Patton
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Petersen
Johnson, Tom Pittman
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Pratt
Jones, E. B. Pruitt
Jones, O. W. Putnal
King Revelle
Knight Roberts, E. S.



Livingston


Roberts, H. W.
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Webb
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg



The motion was not agreed to, and House Bill No. 227
remained referred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation
and County & Municipal Government.



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Mr. Maness moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 103 be withdrawn from the Committee on Judiciary-
General and referred to the Committee on Judiciary-Civil.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 103 was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on
Judiciary-General and referred to the Committee on Judi-
ciary-Civil.
By Messrs. Beasley of Walton, Conner of Bradford, Allen
and Bodiford of Bay, Brewer and Burton of Brevard, Mus-
selman of Broward, Knight of Calhoun, Hathaway of Char-
lotte, Gleaton of Citrus, Saunders of Clay, Jones of Collier,
Bishop of Columbia, Okell, Orr and Herrell of Dade, Smith
of DeSoto, Chaires of Dixie, Maness of Duval, Hopkins and
Jernigan of Escambia, Cook of Flagler, Inman of Gadsden,
Lancaster of Gilchrist, Costin of Gulf, McAlpin of Hamilton,
Williams of Hardee, Stewart of Hendry, Varn of Hernando,
Livingston of Highlands, Moody, Johnson and Gibbons of
Hillsborough, Belser of Holmes, Pruitt of Jefferson, Putnal
of Lafayette, Boyd and Duncan of Lake, Carmine and Shep-
pard of Lee, Horne and Ballinger of Leon, Marshburn of
Levy, Alexander of Liberty, Jones of Madison, Bryant and
Chappell of Marion, Papy of Monroe, Page of Nassau, Stew-
art of Okaloosa, Coleman of Orange, Dickinson and Roberts
of Palm Beach, Williams of Pasco, Petersen, Johnson and
Shaffer of Pinellas, Surles and Tillett of Polk, Beck of Put-
nam, Usina and Weinstein of St. Johns, King of St. Lucie,
Pittman of Santa Rosa, Bartholomew of Sarasota, Merritt of
Sumter, Roberts of Suwannee, Jones of Taylor, Andrews of
Union, Revelle of Wakulla, Webb of Washington, and Mrs.
Patton of Franklin.
H. B. No. 228-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
purchase of Salk polio vaccine by the State Board of Health;
making an appropriation; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Health and Appropriations.
By Mr. Hopkins of Escambia-
H. J. R. No. 229-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN
AMENDMENT TO SECTION 12 OF THE DECLARATION
OF RIGHTS IN THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, RELATING TO DOUBLE JEOPARDY, SELF-IN-
CRIMINATION, DUE PROCESS OF LAW, THE TAKING OF
PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHOUT JUST COMPENSATION
AND THE RIGHT TO WORK, BY PROVIDING THAT THE
RIGHT OF EITHER MECHANICS OR LABORERS TO WORK
AND EARN A LIVING AS SUCH MECHANIC OR LABORER,
SHALL NOT BE CONDITIONED UPON THE PAYMENT OF
ANY TAX TO THE STATE OR TO ANY POLITICAL SUB-
DIVISION THEREOF OR TO ANY MUNICIPALITY THEREIN
NOR SHALL THE RIGHT OF ANY MECHANIC OR LABORER
TO WORK AND EARN A LIVING BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED
ON ACCOUNT OF NONPAYMENT OF ANY SUCH TAX.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Section 12 of the Dec-
laration of Rights in the Constitution of Florida is hereby
agreed to 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, 1956, as follows:
Section 12. Double jeopardy; self-incrimination; eminent
domain; right to work.-No person shall be subject to be
twice put in jeopardy for the same offense, nor compelled
in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor
be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process
of law; nor shall private property be taken without just
compensation. The right of persons to work shall not be
denied or abridged on account of membership or nonmem-
bership in any labor union, or labor organization; provided,
that this clause shall not be construed to deny or abridge
the right of employees by and through a labor organiza-
tion or labor union to bargain collectively with their em-
ployer. The right of either mechanics or laborers to work
and to earn a living as such mechanics or laborers shall
not be conditioned upon the payment of any tax to the
state or to any political subdivision thereof or to any mu-
nicipality therein, nor shall the right of any mechanic or
laborer to work and earn a living as a mechanic or laborer



be denied or abridged on account of nonpayment of any
such tax.











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-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 230-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
circuit court judges stenographers; amending Chapter 26,
Florida Statutes by adding Section 26.54; providing appropria-
tion to pay salaries.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Judiciary-General and Appropriations.
By Mr. Williams of Seminole-
H. B. No. 231-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
military code; amending Subsection (1) of Section 250.22, Flor-
ida Statutes; providing for the retirement of certain members
of the military forces; fixing the amount of retirement com-
pensation; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Pensions & Retirement and Appropriations.
By The Committee on Appropriations-
H. B. No. 232-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
publishing the Florida Statutes, financing the publication and
sale; amending Subsection (2) of Section 16.46, Florida Stat-
utes; adding Subsections (3), (4), (5), and (6); providing for
a revolving fund and disposal of obsolete statutes by Secre-
tary of State.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Statutory Revision.
By The Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 233--A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 398.18 of Florida Statutes relating to committing drug ad-
dicts to the state prison for treatment by adding an additional
subsection to provide for the retransfer of drug addicts to
other state institutions for treatment by the director of the
Department of Corrections.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Moody, Gibbons and Johnson of Hillsborough,
Land and Coleman of Orange, Boyd of Lake, Roberts of Palm
Beach, Orr of Dade, Horne of Leon, Pratt of Manatee, Mus-
selman of Broward, and Arrington of Gadsden--
H. B. No. 234-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to edu-
cation; amending Subsections (3) and (5) of Section 236.07,
Florida Statutes, relating to the method of determining the
amounts to be included for instructional salaries and for
current expenses under the Minimum Foundation Program.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Public Schools and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Hopkins and Jernigan of Escambia-
H. B. No. 235-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
Sheriffs in all counties of the State of Florida which now
have or may hereafter have a population of not less than
ninety thousand (90,000) nor more than one hundred four-
teen thousand (114,000) inhabitants according to the last
official census; fixing and providing for the salaries and
other expenses of operation of said Sheriffs' offices; re-
quiring that all fees, commissions and perquisites be ac-
counted for and paid into the county general fund of
said counties; and requiring the Sheriff to file an annual
budget.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar of General Bills of Local Application.
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 236-A bill to be entitled An Act pertaining
to the width of public roads in Lake County, Florida, regu-
lating and prohibiting encroachment upon the same, and
providing penalties for the violation thereof.



Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
236.

The House of Representatives thereupon determined that



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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 or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Dickinson and Roberts of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 237-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Pa-
hokee Drainage District, a drainage district organized and
existing under the laws of Florida, and embracing lands
within Palm Beach County, amending Section Six (6) of
Chapter 13715, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, as amended by
Chapter 18042, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1937, as amended by
Chapter 20652, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, as amended by
Chapter 23622, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, as amended by
Chapter 28440, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1953, relating to the
levy of maintenance taxes upon the lands within Pahokee
Drainage District.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
237.
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. Hopkins and Jernigan of Escambia-
H. B. No. 238-A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the date
for the filing of sworn statement and the payment of filing
fee and party committee assessment by candidates for nomi-
nation for the office of Judge of the Court of Record of
Escambia County, and providing for the remittance of said
filing fee and committee assessment to the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Escambia County, Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar of General Bills of Local Application.
Mr. Okell asked to be made a co-introducer of House Bills
Nos. 111 and 123.
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following messages from the Senate were received and
read:
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 13, 1955.
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform th House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Mr. Musselman of Broward-
H. B. No. 159-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
City of Hollywood, Broward County, Florida; to abolish the
present municipal government of said city, and to create,
establish and organize a municipality to be known and des-
ignated as the "City of Hollywood" and to define its terri-
torial boundaries, and to provide for its government, juris-
diction, powers, franchises and privileges; and providing for
a referendum.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate,
And House Bill No. 159 contained in the above message,
was ordered enrolled.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 13, 1955.
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.



Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-













By Senators Davis, Shands, Melvin, Pearce, Stratton, Cabot,
Gautier (28th), Hodges, Kickliter, Clarke, Black, Carraway,
Beall, Houghton, Edwards, Barber, Neblett, Fraser, Johnson,
Baker, Connor, Douglas, Johns, Phillips, Floyd, Rawls, Getzen,
Tapper, Morgan and Rodgers-
S. B. No. 134-A bill to be entitled An Act to create a Com-
misson of Revenue for the purpose of consolidating the
collection of taxes now collected by Comptroller, Motor Ve-
hicle Commissioner, Beverage Director, and Racing Commis-
sion; providing for the Comptroller to be the Executive Of-
ficer of the Commission; amending Section 210.01 (10) F. S.,
relative to cigarette taxes to define the director to be the
Comptroller, as Executive Officer of the Commission; amend-
ing Sections 318.01 and 319.08(1) F. S., to substitute for the
State Motor Vehicle Commissioner, the Comptroller, as Execu-
tive Officer; authorizing the State Budget Commission to
make appropriate transfers of appropriations; providing for
rights of certain employees; repealing Section 210.10 Sub-
section (2) F. S., relative to administration of the cigarette
tax by the Beverage Director, and Subsection (3) relative to
additional salary of Beverage Director for enforcing the Cig-
arette Tax Law; providing effective date of Act.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 134 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and referred to the Commit-
tee on Boards, Bureaus & Commissions.
Mr. Bryant called a point of order that Rule 47 provides
that all bills dealing with tax matters shall be referred to
the Comimttee on Finance & Taxation, that Senate Bill N'o.
134 is a bill dealing with tax matters, and it should also be
referred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Okell called a point of order that Senate Bill No. 134
is not a tax measure and should not be referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
The Speaker ruled that he did not consider Senate Bill
No. 134 a tax measure and therefore he was not referring it
to the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Bryant moved that Senate Bill No. 134, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Boards, Bureaus & Commissions,
also be referred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken, the result was:
Yeas:



Arrington-
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Chappell
Cleveland
Nays:
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Ballinger
Belser
Bishop
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Cook
Costin
Crews
Yeas-40.
Nays-47.



Cobb
Coleman
Cross
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Grimes
Hopkins
Home
Inman


Dickinson
Dukes
Duncan
Hathaway
Herrell
Jernigan
Jones, D. C.,Jr.
Jones, E. B.
Jones, O. W.
King
Knight
Lancaster



Johnson,C.R.Jr. Sheppard
Johnson, Tom Smith, S. N., Jr.
Land Stewart, C. D.
Maness Tillett
Moody Usina
Orr Webb
Page Weinstein
Pratt Westberry
Pruitt Williams, J.R.A.
Roberts, E. S. Williams,V.A.Jr



Livingston
Mahon
Marshburn
McAlpin
Merritt
Musselman
Okell
Papy
Pittman
Putnal
Revelle
Saunders



Shaffer
Shipp
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Varn
Williams, G. W.
Youngberg



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The motion was not agreed to, and Senate Bill No. 134
was referred only to the Committee on Boards, Bureaus & Com-
missions.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 12, 1955
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Pearce-
S. B. No. 103-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chap-
ter 23,496, Laws of Florida, 1945, relating to the Town of
Pomona Park, by further providing for its jurisdiction, pow-
ers and privileges, and for the exercise of same, including
procedure in the Mayor's Court; repealing all laws in con-
flict herewith, and providing effective date.
Proof of publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill No.
103.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 103 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the
Local Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 12, 1955
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Pearce-
S. B. No. 123-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
providing for the issuance and sale of $400,000.00 of bonds by
the Putnam County Public Hospital Authority; authorizing
and providing for the levy and collection of taxes for the pay-
ment of the said bonds and the interest thereon; providing
for the pledging of a portion of the race track funds allocated
to Putnam County to the payment of the principal of and
interest on said bonds; and providing for a referendum elec-
tion on this Act.
Also-
By Senator Neblett-
S. B. No. 140-A bill to be entitled An Act declaring the
Municipal Judge of the City of Key West, Florida, who now
holds the office of Municipal Judge of said city to be a mem-
ber of the Civil Service of said city without the necessity of
any examination, physical or mental; and providing that per-
sons employed in the future as such municipal judge shall
become members of the Civil Service after they have been
employed pursuant to the provisions of Article I of Chapter
H of Chapter 23374, Laws of Florida, Acts of the Legislature
year 1945, as amended, and rules and regulations adopted
under its authority; repealing all laws and parts of laws,
whether general or special, in conflict with this Act to the
extent of such conflict; and providing for this Act to take
effect upon its becoming a Law.
Proof of publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,



ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.



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And Senate Bill No. 123 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 Senate 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 Senate Bill No. 140 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the
Local Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida
April 12, 1955.
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By The Committee on Appropriations-
S. B. No. 113-A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Sec-
tion 409.43 Florida Statutes Chapter 409 Laws of 1953 per-
taining to appropriations for the program of public assistance
for the indigent permanently and totally disabled; and pro-
viding in lieu thereof appropriations from the General
Revenue Fund.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 113 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and referred to the Committee
on Appropriations.
Tallahassee, Florida
April 12, 1955
Honorable Ted David,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By The Committee on Judiciary "C"
S. B. No. 158-A bill to be entitled An Act adopting the of-
ficial Florida Statutes by enacting all the statutory laws in-
cluded in the officially published Florida Statutes, 1953, as
the official Florida Statutes, 1955; together with corrections,
changes, repeals of inoperative and obsolete sections, and sec-
tions held unconstitutional by the Florida Supreme Court;
authorizing the inclusion of general laws of state-wide appli-
cation in statutory form enacted in 1955, as prima facie evi-
dence of such laws; authorizing the revision and reprinting
of material contained therein; and providing effective date.
Accompanied by 1953 Florida Statutes, Volumes 1 and 2.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 158 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and referred to the Committee
on Statutory Revision.
Mr. Beasley moved that Senate Bill No. 158 be withdrawn
from the Committee on Statutory Revision and placed on the
Calendar.



The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and Senate
Bill No. 158 was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on
Statutory Revision and placed on the Calendar.
Mr. Beasley requested unanimous consent to now take up



is



When the vote was taken
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Cobb
Coleman
Cook
Yeas-89.



on the passage of the bill, the



Costin Lancaster
Crews Land
Cross Livingston
Dickinson Mahon
Dukes Maness
Duncan Marshburn
Gibbons Merritt
Gleaton Moody
Griffin Musselman
Grimes Okell
Hathaway Orr
Herrell Page
Hopkins Papy
Horne Patton
Inman Pittman
Jernigan Pratt
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pruitt
Johnson, Tom Putnal
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Revelle
Jones, E. B. Roberts, E. S.
Jones, O. W. Roberts, H. W.
King Rowell
Knight Saunders



Shaffer
Sheppard
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Webb
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 158 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the
bill, together with Volumes I and II of the Statutes adopted,
was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
Mr. Cobb moved that House Bill No. 68 be withdrawn from
the Committee on Insurance and from further consideration
of the House.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Okell was given unanimous consent to make a motion
that the rules be waived and the House now consider House
Local Bills for Second Reading and Senate Local Bills for
Second Reading.
Mr. Okell moved that the rules be waived and the House
now consider House Local Bills for Second Reading and Senate
Local Bills for Second Reading.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it
was so ordered.



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and consider Senate Bill No. 158 out of its regular order.
Without objection, permission was granted, and
S. B. No. 158-A bill to be entitled An Act adopting the
official Florida Statutes by enacting all the statutory laws
included in the officially published Florida Statutes, 1953,
as the official Florida Statutes, 1955; together with correc-
tions, changes, repeals of inoperative and obsolete sections,
and sections held unconstitutional by the Florida Supreme
Court; authorizing the inclusion of general laws of state-
wide application in statutory form enacted in 1955, as prima
facie evidence of such laws; authorizing the revision and re-
printing of material contained therein; and providing effective
date.
(Accompanied by Florida Statutes 1953-Volumes 1 and 2.)
-was taken up.
Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 158 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 158 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate 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
Senate Bill No. 158 was read a third time in full.











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CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE LOCAL BILLS FOR
SECOND READING
H. B. No. 96-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Oklawaha Basin Recreation and Water Conservation and Con-
trol Authority of Lake County to enter into an agreement with
the trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State
of Florida for the purpose of procuring assistance from said
trustees in carrying out the purposes for which said authority
was created as defined in Chapter 29222, Special Acts of 1953;
and providing an effective date.
was taken up.

Mr. Duncan 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. Duncan 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
Alexander
Allen
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Coleman
Cook
Costin



Crews
Cross
Dickinson
Dukes
Duncan
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Grimes
Hathaway
Herrell
Hopkins
Home
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson,C.R.Jr.
Johnson, Tom
Jones, D. C.,Jr.
Jones, E. B.
Jones, O. W.
King
Knight



Lancaster
Land
Livingston
Mahon
Maness
Marshburn
Merritt
Moody
Musselman
Okell
Orr
Page
Papy
Patton
Pittman
Pratt
Pruitt
Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Yeas-86.

Nays-None.

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

H. B. No. 104-A bill to entitled An Act relating to the al-
location of race track funds in Flagler County; providing for
the allocation of race track funds received by Flagler County,
Florida, pursuant to Chapter 550, Florida Statutes; and setting
effective date.

-was taken up.
Mr. Cook moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 104 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 104 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Cook moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 104 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. 104 was read a third time in full.

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



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Coleman
Cook
Costin
Yeas-86.



Crews Lancaster
Cross Land
Dickinson Livingston
Dukes Mahon
Duncan Maness
Gibbons Marshburn
Gleaton Merritt
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Herrell Orr
Hopkins Page
Home Papy
Inman Patton
Jernigan Pittman
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt
Johnson, Tom Pruitt
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Putnal
Jones, E. B. Revelle
Jones, O. W. Roberts, E. S.
King Roberts, H. W.
Knight Rowell



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 105-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
and permit in Flagler County, the permissive closing of banks,
trust companies and other banking organizations on Satur-
days; and providing that as to all banking transactions Sat-
urday shall be a legal holiday as to banks closing under this
law; and providing for the repeal of all laws in conflict here-
with.
was taken up.
Mr. Cook 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. Cook 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:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Coleman
Cook
Costin
Yeas-86.



Crews Lancaster
Cross Land
Dickinson Livingston
Dukes Mahon
Duncan Maness
Gibbons Marshburn
Gleaton Merritt
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Herrell Orr
Hopkins Page
Home Papy
Inman Patton
Jernigan Pittman
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt
Johnson, Tom Pruitt
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Putnal
Jones, E. B. Revelle
Jones, 0. W. Roberts, E. S.
King Roberts, H.W.
Knight Rowell



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was
diately certified to the Senate.



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr,
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



ordered imme-



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H. B. No. 106.-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
allocation of the first $50,000 of race track funds received by
Flagler County, Florida, to the Board of of Public Instruction
of said county, and the balance of, such race track funds to
the Board of County Commissioners of said county; providing
for the pledge of all of said first $50,000 of said race track
funds by said Board of Public Instruction or such portion
thereof as may be required for the payment of the principal
of and interest on and reserves for any school bonds issued
by said Board of Public Instruction for and on behalf of
special tax School District No. 1 of said county, and provid-
ing for the terms and conditions of such pledge and the
rights and remedies of the holders of said bonds in relation
thereto; and providing when this Act shall take effect.
--was taken up,
Mr. Cook moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 106 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to, by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 106 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Cook moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 106 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. 106 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:



Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Coleman
Cook
Costin

Yeas-86.
Nays-None.



Crews Lancaster
Cross Land
Dickinson Livingston
Dukes Mahon
Duncan Maness
Gibbons Marshburn
Gleaton Merritt
Griffin Moody
Grimes Musselman
Hathaway Okell
Herrell Orr
Hopkins Page
Horne Papy
Inman Patton
Jernigan Pittman
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Pratt
Johnson, Tom Pruitt
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Putnal
Jones, E. B. Revelle
Jones, O. W. Roberts, E. S.
King Roberts, H. W.
Knight Rowell



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 107-A bill to be entitled An Act granting certain
additional powers to the Board of County Commissioners of
Flagler County, Florida in addition to the general powers
of said board and to ratify, approve and confirm all actions
taken, things done, accounts paid, contracts entered into, agree-
ments made and claims settled by the Board of County Com-
missioners of Flagler County, Florida for and during that
period of time commencing October 1st, 1950 to and in-
cluding the 1st day of April, 1955; and providing when said
act shall become effective.
-was taken up.
Mr. Cook moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 107 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 107 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Cook moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 107 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. 107 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:



Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Coleman
Cook
Costin



Crews
Cross
Dickinson
Dukes
Duncan
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Grimes
Hathaway
Herrell
Hopkins
Horne
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson,C.R.Jr.
Johnson, Tom
Jones, D. C.,Jr.
Jones, E. B.
Jones, 0. W.
King
Knight



on the passage of the bill, the



Lancaster
Land
Livingston
Mahon
Maness
Marshburn
Merritt
Moody
Musselman
Okell
Orr
Page
Papy
Patton
Pittman
Pratt
Pruitt
Putnal
Revelle
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Smith, S. C.
Smith, S. N., Jr.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Surles
Sweeny
Tillett .
Turlington
Usina
Varn
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G. W.
Williams, J.R.A.
Williams,V.A.Jr.
Youngberg
Kelmenovitz



Yeas-86.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 108-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the Board of County Commissioners of Flagler County, Flor-
ida to enter into agreements for group insurance for em-
ployees of the Board of County Commissioners of said county,
for members of said board, for the employees of the fee offices
and for the fee officers, to provide for contributions of said
board to the premiums therefore; to do any and all things
necessary to provide and carry out such group insurance; to
deduct periodically from the wages of any employee, board
member, employees of the fee offices and for the fee officers,
upon written request of such employee, board member, em-
ployees of the fee offices and for the fee officers, any pre-
mium or portion of premium for such insurance; declaring
purpose of Act to be a county purpose.
-was taken up.
Mr. Cook moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 108 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 108 was read a second time by title. s
Mr. Cook moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 108 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. 108 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:



Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Allen
Arrington
Ballinger
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Belser
Bishop
Bodiford
Boyd
Brewer
Bryant
Burton
Carmine
Chaires



Chappell
Cleveland
Coleman
Cook
Costin
Crews
Cross
Dickinson
Dukes
Duncan
Gibbons
Gleaton
Griffin
Grimes
Hathaway
Herrell
Hopkins



Horne Moody
Inman Musselman
Jernigan Okell
Johnson,C.R.Jr. Orr
Johnson, Tom Page
Jones, D. C.,Jr. Papy
Jones, E. B. Patton
Jones, 0. W. Pittman
King Pratt
Knight Pruitt
Lancaster Putnal
Land Revelle
Livingston Roberts, E. S.
Mahon Roberts, H. W
Maness Rowell
Marshburn Saunders
Merritt Shaffer



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