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 April 1943
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Group Title: Journal of the Florida House of Representatives.
Title: Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
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Title: Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
Alternate Title: Journal of the House of Representatives, State of Florida
Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida of the session of ..
Physical Description: v. : ; 23-32 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Legislature. -- House of Representatives
Publisher: Florida. Legislature. House of Representatives.
State Printer
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Fla
Publication Date: April-June 1943
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Subject: Legislative journals -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
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General Note: Description based on: 1907.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00027772
Volume ID: VID00028
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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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

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    Title Page
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    Members of the House of Representatives, regular session 1943
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    April 1943
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Full Text

II



Journal

of the

House of Representatives



State of Florida



Twenty Ninth



Regular



Session



April 6th through June 4th, 1943



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MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Regular Session, 1943



Alachua-Joe C. Jenkins, Gainesville.
Alachua-Ira J. Carter, Jr., Newberry.
Baker-J. D. Dugger, Macclenny.
Bay-Forace F. Holland, Panama City.
Bay-Joseph W. Bailey, Lynn Haven.
Bradford-Geo. H. Inman, Starke.
Brevard-L. C. Crofton, Titusville.
Broward-John S. Burwell, Ft. Lauderdale.
Broward-George W. Leaird, Hollywood.
Calhoun-C. L. Clark, Blountstown.
Charlotte-Leo Wotitzky, Punta Gorda.
Citrus-Geo. W. Scofield, Inverness.
Clay-Thomas J. Rivers, Green Cove Springs.
Collier-H. B. Kelly, Naples.
Columbia-J. B. (Jim) Hodges, Lake City.
Dade-R. B. Gautier, Jr., Miami.
Dade-Marshall C. Wiseheart, Miami.
Dade-C. W. Peters, Miami.
DeSoto-A. J. Dunham, Arcadia.
Dixie-W. N. Baughman, Cross City.
Duval-P. Guy Crews, Jacksonville.
Duval-Mabry A. Carlton, Jacksonville.
Duval-Birt C. Byrd, Jacksonville.
Escambia-Harvey Bizzell, Pensacola.
Escambia-Dave Thomas, Pensacola.
Flagler-H. T. Cook, Bunnell.
Franklin-Bourke Floyd, Apalachicola.
Gadsden-Amos H. Davis, Mt. Pleasant.
Gadsden-John O. Boynton, Havana.
Gilchrist-J. Min Ayers, Trenton.
Glades-Joe H. Peeples, Jr., Moore Haven.
Gulf-E. Clay Lewis, Jr., Port St. Joe.
Hamilton-Clayton A. Avriett, Jasper.
Hardee-C. H. Taylor, Jr., Wauchula.
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston.
Hernando-W. P. Tucker, Brooksville.
Highlands-Howard Livingston, Sebring.
Hillsborough-E. P. Martin, Plant City.
Hillsborough-Neil C. McMullen, Tampa.
Hillsborough-Harry G. McDonald, Tampa.
SHolmes-Emogene Commander, Westville.
Indian River-J. Hubert Graves, Wabasso.
Jackson-B. T. (Tobe) Smith, Cottondale.
Jackson-W. L. (Fate) Barefield, Malone.
Jefferson-Richard H. Simpson, Monticello.
SLafayette-W. G. Croft, Mayo.
Lake-Lacy G. Thomas, Groveland.
Lake-Harry P. Johnson, Tavares.



Lee-W. W. Stewart, Ft. Myers.
Leon-H. J. (Jack) Yaeger, Tallahassee.
Leon-Julius F. Parker, Tallahassee.
Levy-J. W. Turner, Jr., Chiefland.
Liberty-T. Drew Branch, Sumatra.
Madison-Otis R. Peavy, Madison.
Madison-W. E. (Buck) Hancock, Madison.
Manatee-J. Ben Fuqua, Palmetto.
Manatee-G. A. Lane, Bradenton.
Marion-Lanas Troxler, Ocala.
Marion-Carl Curtis, Ocala.
Martin-Evans Crary, Stuart.
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West.
Nassau-Leonard (Skin) McKendree, Yulee.
Okaloosa-Newman Brackin, Crestview.
Okeechobee-W. J. (Bill) Hendry, Okeechobee.
Orange-Tyn Cobb, Jr., Orlando.
Orange-L. C. Leedy, Orlando.
Osceola-Irlo Bronson, Kissimmee.
Palm Beach-John E. Bollinger, West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach-Herbert D. Beck, Belle Glade.
Pasco-Arthur L. Bryant, Dade City.
Pinellas-S. Henry Harris, St. Petersburg.
Pinellas-Mary Lou Baker, St. Petersburg.
Pinellas-Archie Clement, Tarpon Springs.
Polk-James L. Hardin, Lakeland.
Polk-Lisle W. Smith, Haines City.
Polk-Perry E. Murray, Frostproof.
Putnam-Thomas B. Dowda, Palatka.
Putnam--'W. S. Middleton, Pomona.
St. Johns-J. H. (Jack) Turner, St. Augustine.
St. Johns-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine.
St. Lucie-Thad H. Carlton, Ft. Pierce.
Santa Rosa-T. Franklin West, Milton.
Sarasota-Jerry Collins, Sarasota.
Seminole-M. B. (T-Bone) Smith, Sanford.
Seminole-L. B. Mann, Sanford.
Sumter-J. C. Getzen, Jr., Bushnell.
Suwannee-G. Warren Sanchez, Live Oak.
Suwannee-T. A. Delegal, Branford.
Taylor-J. H. Scales, Perry.
Union-G. Fred Andrews, Lake Butler.
Volusia-Walter G. Walker, Daytona Beach.
Volusia-Goodwin M. Nilsson, DeLand.
Wakulla-George Nesmith, Wakulla Station.
Walton-Thomas D. Beasley, DeFuniak Springs.
Washington-Olin G. Shivers, Chipley.



OFFICERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Regular Session, 1943



SSpeaker-Richard H. Simpson, Monticello.
Speaker Pro Tempore-Archie Clement, Tarpon Springs.
Chief Clerk-Walter P. Fuller.
Asst. Chief Clerk-Mrs. Lamar H. Bledsoe.
Reading Clerks-Dixon Mason and Joe B. Stone.



Bill Clerk-Mrs. W. R. Dorman.
Engrossing Clerk-Ed S. Winburn.
Enrolling Clerk-Miss Annie Bond.
Sergeant-at-Arms-Nathan Jones.
Chaplain-A. F. O'Kelley.













JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1943



Beginning of the twenty-ninth 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 6, 1943, 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 George E. Holt, former member of the House from
Dade County. Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. The certified list of the Secretary of State of members elected
to the House of Representatives, the Florida Legislature for the session of 1943 was called as follows:



MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
ELECTED AT THE GENERAL ELECTION ON THE THIRD
DAY OF NOVEMBER A. D. 1942, AND AT SPECIAL ELEC-
TIONS SINCE THE GENERAL ELECTION.
Alachua County-Joe C. Jenkins, Gainesville.
Alachua County-Ira J. Carter, Jr., Newberry.
Baker County-J. D. Dugger, Macclenny
Bay County-Forace F. Holland, Panama City.
Bay County-Joseph W. Bailey, Lynn Haven.
Bradford County-Geo. H. Inman, Starke.
Brevard County-L. C. Crofton, Titusville.
Broward County-John S. Burwell, Ft. Lauderdale.
Broward County-George W. Leaird, Hcllywood.
Calhoun County-C. L. Clark, Blountstown.
Charlotte County-Leo Wotitzky, Punta Gorda.
Citrus County-Geo. W. Scofield, Inverness.
Clay County-Thomas J. Rivers, Green Cove Springs.
Collier County-H. B. Kelly, Naples.
Columbia County- J. B. (Jim) Hodges, Lake City.
Dade County-R. B. Gautier, Jr., Miami.
Dade County-Marshall C. Wiseheart, Miami.
Dade County-C. W. Peters, Miami.
DeSoto County-A. J. Dunham, Arcadia.
Dixie County-W. N. Baughman, Cross City.
Duval County-P. Guy Crews, Jacksonville.
Duval County-Mabry A. Carlton, Jacksonville.
Duval County-Birt C. Byrd, Jacksonville.
Escambia County-Harvey Bizzell, Pensacola.
Escambia County-Dave Thomas, Pensacola.
Flagler County-H. T. Cook, Bunnell.
Franklin County-Bourke Floyd, Apalachicola.
Gadsden County-Amos H. Davis, Mt. Pleasant.
Gadsden County-John O. Boynton, Havana.
Gilchrist County-J. Min Ayers, Trenton.
Glades County-Joe H. Peeples, Jr., Moore Haven.
Gulf County-E. Clay Lewis, Jr., Port St. Joe.
Hamilton County-Clayton A. Avriett, Jasper.
Hardee County-C. H. Taylor, Jr., Wauchula.
Hendry County-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston.
Hernando County-G. Kent Williams, Brooksville.
Highlands County-Howard Livingston, Sebring.
Hillsborough County-E. P. Martin, Plant City.
Hillsborough County-Neil C. McMullen, Tampa.
Hillsborough County-Harry G. McDonald, Tampa.
Holmes County-Emogene Commander, Westville.
Indian River County-J. Hubert Graves, Wabasso.
Jackson County-B. T. (Tobe) Smith, Cottondale.
Jackson County-W. L. (Fate) Barefield, Malone.
Jefferson County-Richard H. Simpson, Monticello.
Lafayette County-W. G. Croft, Mayo.
Lake County-Lacy G. Thomas, Groveland.
Lake County-Harry P. Johnson, Tavares.
Lee County-W. W. Stewart, Ft. Myers.
Leon County-H. J. (Jack) Yaeger, Tallahassee.
Leon County-Julius F. Parker, Tallahassee.
Levy County-J. W. Turner, Jr., Chiefland.
Liberty County-T'. Drew Branch, Bristol.
Madison County-Otis R. Peavy, Madison.
Madison County-W. E. (Buck) Hancock, Madison.
Manatee County-J. Ben Fuqua, Palmetto.
Manatee County-G. A. Lane, Bradenton.
Marion County-Lanas Troxler, Ocala.
Marion County-Carl Curtis, Ocala.
Martin County-Evans Crary, Stuart.



Monroe County-Bernie C. Papy, Key West.
Nassau County-Leonard (Skin) McKendree, Yulee.
Okaloosa County-Newman Brackin, Crestview.
Okeechobee-W. J. (Bill) Hendry, Okeechobee.
Orange County-Tyn Cobb, Jr., Orlando.
Orange County-J. C. Leedy, Orlando.
Osceola County-Irlo Bronson, Kissimmee.
Palm Beach County-John E. Bollinger, West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach County-Herbert D. Beck, Belle Glade.
Pasco County-Arthur L. Bryant, Dade City.
Pinellas County-S. Henry Harris, St. Petersburg.
Pinellas County-Mary Lou Baker, St. Petersburg.
Pinellas County-Archie Clement, Tarpon Springs.
Polk County-Ed. R. Bentley, Lakeland (Resigned).
Polk County-Lisle W. Smith, Haines City.
Polk County-Perry E. Murray, Frostproof.
Putnam County-Thomas B. Dowda, Palatka.
Putnam County-W. S. Middleton, Pomona.
St. Johns County-J. H. (Jack) Turner, St. Augustine.
St. Johns County-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine.
St. Lucie County-Thad H. Carlton, Ft. Pierce.
Santa Rosa County-T. Franklin West, Milton.
Sarasota County-Jerry Collins, Sarasota.
Seminole County-M. B. (T-Bone) Smith, Sanford.
Seminole County-L. B. Mann, Sanford.
Sumter County-J. C. Getzen, Jr., Bushnell.
Suwannee County-G. Warren Sanchez, Live Oak.
Suwannee County-T. A. Delegal, Branford.
Taylor County-J. H. Scales, Perry.
Union County-G. Fred Andrews, Lake Butler.
Volusia County-Walter G. Walker, Daytona Beach.
Volusia County-Goodwin M. Nilsson, DeLand.
Wakulla County-George Nesmith, Wakulla Station.
Walton County-Thomas D. Beasley, DeFuniak Springs.
Washington County-Olin G. Shivers, Chipley.
STATE OF FLORIDA
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
I, R. A. GRAY, SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a correct
list of the Members of the Legislature, elected at the General
Election held on the Third day of November A. D. 1942, and
at Special elections held since the General Election, as shown
by the election returns on file in this office.
I FURTHER CERTIFY that Ed. R. Bentley, Member of the
House from Polk County resigned March 30th, 1943, and that
no successor has been elected to fill this vacancy at this timn
R. A. GRAY,
SECRETARY OF STATE.
(Seal)
The following members came forward and took the oath
of office prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Florida
before Mr. Justice Sebring of the Supreme Court of the State
of Florida:
Alachua-Joe C. Jenkins, Gainesville.
Alachua-Ira J. Carter, Jr., Newberry.
Baker-J. D. Dugger, Macclenny.
Bay-Forace F. Holland, Panama City.
Bay-Joseph W. Bailey, Lynn Haven.
Bradford-Geo. H. Inman, Starke.
Brevard-L. C. Crofton, Titusville.
Broward-John S. Burwell, Ft. Lauderdale.
Broward-George W. Leaird, Hollywood.












JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE



Calhoun-C. L. Clark, Blountstown.
Charlotte-Leo Wotitzky, Punta Gorda.
Citrus-Geo. W. Scofield, Inverness.
Clay-Thomas J. Rivers, Green Cove Springs.
Collier-H. B. Kelly, Naples.
Columbia-J. B. (Jim) Hodges, Lake City.
Dade-R. B. Gautier, Jr., Miami.
Dade-Marshall C. Wiseheart, Miami.
Dade-C. W. Peters, Miami.
DeSoto-A. J. Dunham, Arcadia.
Dixie-W. N. Baughman, Cross City.
Duval-P. Guy Crews, Jacksonville.
Duval-Mabry A. Carlton, Jacksonville.
Duval-Birt C. Byrd, Jacksonville.
Escambia-Harvey Bizzell, Pensacola.
Escambia-Dave Thomas, Pensacola.
Flagler-H. T. Cook, Bunnell.
Franklin-Bourke Floyd, Apalachicola.
Gadsden-Amos H. Davis, Mt. Pleasant.
Gadsden-John O. Boynton, Havana.
Gilchrist-J. Min Ayers, Trenton.
Glades-Joe H. Peeples, Jr., Moore Haven.
Gulf-E. Clay Lewis, Jr., Port St. Joe.
Hamilton-Clayton A. Avriett, Jasper.
Hardee-C. H. Taylor, Jr., Wauchula.
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston.
Highlands-Howard Livingston, Sebring.
Hillsborough-E. P. Martin, Plant City.
Hillsborough-Neil C. McMullen, Tampa.
Hillsborough-Harry G. McDonald, Tampa.
Holmes-Emogene Commander, Westville.
Indian River-J. Hubert Graves, Wabasso.
Jackson-B. T. (Tobe) Smith, Cottondale.
Jackson-W. L. (Fate) Barefield, Malone.
Jefferson-Richard H. Simpson, Monticello.
Lafayette-W. G. Croft, Mayo.
Lake-Lacy G. Thomas, Groveland.
Lake-Harry P. Johnson, Tavares.
Lee-W. W. Stewart, Ft. Myers.
Leon--H. J. (Jack) Yaeger, Tallahassee.
Leon-Julius F. Parker, Tallahassee.
Levy-J. W. Turner, Jr., Chiefland.
Liberty-T. Drew Branch, Bristol.
Madison-Otis R. Peavy, Madison.
Madison-W. E. (Buck) Hancock, Madison.
Manatee-J. Ben Fuqua, Palmetto.,
Manatee-G. A. Lane, Bradenton.
Marion-Lanas Troxler, Ocala.
Marion-Carl Curtis, Ocala.
Martin-Evans Crary, Stuart.
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West.
Nassau-Leonard (Skin) McKendree, Yulee.
Okaloosa-Newman Brackin, Crestview.
Okeechobee-W. J. (Bill) Hendry, Okeechobee.
Orange-Tyn Cobb, Jr., Orlando.
Orange-L. C. Leedy, Orlando.
Osceola-Irlo Bronson, Kissimmee.
Palm Beach-John E. Bollinger, West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach-Herbert D. Beck, Bell Glade.
Pasco-Arthur L. Bryant, Dade City.
Pinellas-S. Henry Harris, St. Petersburg.
Pinellas-Mary Lou Baker, St. Petersburg.
Pinellas-Archie Clement, Tarpon Springs.
Polk-Resigned.
Polk-Lisle W. Smith, Haines City.
Polk, Perry E. Murray, Frostproof.
Putnam-Thomas B. Dowda, Palatka.
Putnam-W. S. Middleton, Pomona.
St. Johns-J. H. (Jack) Turner, St. Augustine.
St. Johns-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine.
St. Lucie-Thad H. Carlton, Ft. Pierce.
Santa Rosa-T. Franklin West, Milton.
Sarasota-Jerry Collins, Sarasota.
Seminole-M. B. (T-Bone) Smith, Sanford.
Seminole-L. B. Mann, Sanford.
Sumter-J. C. Getzen, Jr., Bushnell.
Suwannee-G. Warren Sanchez, Live Oak.
Suwannee-T. A. Delegal, Branford.
Taylor-J. H. Scales, Perry.
Union-G. Fred Andrews, Lake Butler.
Volusia-Walter G. Walker, Daytona Beach.



Volusia-Goodwin M. Nilsson, DeLand.
Wakulla-George Nesmith, Wakulla Station.



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Walton-Thomas D. Beasley, DeFuniak Springs.
Washington-Olin G. Shivers, Chipley.
Mr. Leedy of Orange moved that the House proceed to the
election of a Temporary Chairman.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Brackin of Okaloosa nominated Mr. Lewis of Gulf as
Temporary Chairman.
Mr. Ayers of Gilchrist moved that the nominations be closed
and that the Chair cast a unanimous ballot for Mr. Lewis of
Gulf for Temporary Chairman.
Which was agreed to.
The nominations were declared closed and Mr. Lewis of Gulf
was elected Temporary Chairman by a unanimous vote.
Mr. Wiseheart of Dade moved that a Committee of three be
appointed to escort the Temporary Chairman to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Bailey of Bay and
Carlton of Duval, and Miss Baker of Pinellas to escort the
Temporary Chairman to the Chair.
Mr. Lewis of Gulf, the Temporary Chairman, took charge
and announced that the House would proceed to effect a
permanent organization. The Temporary Chairman announced
that he would receive nominations for Speaker of the House
of Representatives.
Mr. Leedy of Orange nominated Mr. Simpson of Jefferson
for Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Crofton of Brevard seconded the nomination.
Yeas-Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey, Baker, Bare-
Which was agreed to and the nominations were declared
closed. Upon call of the roll for the election of the Speaker
of the House of Representatives, the vote for Mr. Simpson was:
Yeas-Messrs: Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey, Baker, Bare-
field, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton
(Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb,
Collins, Commander, Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Cur-
tis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua,
Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hendry, Hodges,
Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leaird, Leedy,
Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Mc-
Mullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker,
Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith, (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger-92.
Nays-None.
Mr. Simpson of Jefferson was declared the duly elected
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Leaird of Broward moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort Mr. Simpson, the Speaker, to the Chair.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Chair appointed Messers. Yaeger of Leon,
Gautier of Dade, and Thomas of Escambia as a committee
which escorted the Speaker to the rostrum, where he received
the Oath of Office administered by Mr. Justice Sebring of the
Supreme Court, following which the Speaker made a brief
address to the House.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR
The Speaker announced that he would now receive nomi-
nations for Speaker Pro Tempore.
Mr. Fuqua of Manatee nominated Mr. Clement of Pinellas
for Speaker Pro Tempore.
Mr. Shivers of Washington seconded the nomination.
Mr. Ayers of Gilchrist moved that the nominations be closed.
Which was agreed to and the nominations were declared
closed. Upon call of the roll for the election of Speaker Pro
Tempore the vote for Mr. Clement of Pinellas was:



Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey,
Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger,
Boynton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd,
Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Cobb,
Collins, Commander, Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Cur-
tis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua,














Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hendry, Hodges,
Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane Leaird, Leedy,
Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Mc-
Mullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker,
Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger-92.
Nays-None.
Thereupon Mr. Clement of Pinellas was declared the duly
elected Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Thomas of Lake moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort the Speaker Pro Tempore to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messers. Crews of Duval,
Harris of Pinellas and Peters of Dade as a committee which
escorted the Speaker Pro Tempore to the rostrum, where he
received the Oath of Office administered by Mr. Justice Se-
bring of the Supreme Court, following which the Speaker Pro
Tempore made a brief address to the House.
The Speaker announced that he had appointed Mr. Walter
P. Fuller as Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives. Mr.
Fuller, Chief Clerk was then administered the Oath of Office
by Mr. Justice Sebring of the Supreme Court after which he
was presented, by the Speaker, to the members of the House.
A committee from the Senate composed of Senators
Beacham, Clark and King appeared at the bar of the House
of Representatives and informed the House that the Senate
was organized and ready to transact business.
Mr. Crary of Martin moved that a committee of three be
appointed to inform the Senate that the House was organized
and ready to transact business.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Crary of Martin,
Johnson of Lake and Lane of Manatee as a committee to
notify the Senate that the House of Representatives was or-
ganized and ready to transact business.
After a brief absence the committee returned and reported
that they had performed the duty assigned them and were
thereupon discharged.
Mr. Clement of Pinellas moved that a committee of three
be appointed to wait upon His Excellency, Governor 8pessard
L. Holland, and notify him that the House was organized
and ready to transact business.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messers. Clement of Pin-
ellas, Burwell of Broward, and Crofton of Brevard who retired
from the Chamber and after a brief absence returned and re-
ported that they had performed the duty assigned them, and
were thereupon discharged.
Mr. Lewis moved that the House do now revert to the order
of consideration of messages from the Senate.
Which was agreed to.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 6, 1943.
Hon. Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has adopted:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
WHEREAS, His Excellency, Spessard L. Holland, Governor
of Florida, has expressed a desire to address the Legislature of
Florida in joint session on this day, Tuesday, April 6, A. D.
1943.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE,
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING:
That the Senate and House of Representatives convene in
joint session in the House of Representatives at 3:00 o'clock



P. M. this day, Tuesday, April 6, A. D. 1943, for the purpose
of receiving His Excellency's message.



And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be waived and Senate Con-
current Resolution No. 1 be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was read a second
time in full.
Mr. Lewis moved the adoption of the Concurrent Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was adopted and the
same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now revert to the order of Introduction of House Resolu-
tions.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was so or-
dered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Wiseheart of Dade-
House Resolution No. 1:
A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF
ATTACHES FROM THOSE PERSONS NOMINATED AT THE
HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION ASSEM-
BLED:
1. That the following be elected as attaches of the House
of Representatives for the 1943 session:
Sergeant-at-Arm, Nathan Jones; Bill Clerk, Mrs. W. R. Dor-
man; Reading Clerk, Joe B. Stone; Reading Clerk, Dixie
Mason; Engrossing Clerk, Ed. S. Winburn; Enrolling Clerk,
Miss Annie Bond; Chaplain, Rev. A. F. O'Kelley; Pages, Ver-
non Peeples, Billy Clement, Pauline Kicklighter, Joe Maharrey,
Billy Williams, III, Mary Fay Gallaway, Clarence Johnson, Jr.,
Robert L. Millinor, Jr., Frances Dollar.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Wiseheart moved the adoption of the House Resolution.
Which was agreed to and House Resolution No. 1 was
adopted.

By Mr. Lewis of Gulf-
House Resolution No. 2:
A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE RULES OF PRO-
CEDURE FOR THE 1943 SESSION OF THE FLORIDA LEG-
ISLATURE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
1. That the rules of procedure of the 1941 session of the
Florida Legislature shall govern this body until the Committee
on Rules shall be organized and report and such report shall
be adopted.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Lewis moved the adoption of the House Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 2 was adopted.
By Mr. Davis of Gadsden-
House Resolution No. 3:
A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT
BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF CERTAIN OFFICERS
AND ATTACHES OF THE HOUSE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:



1. That the Speaker of the House of Representatives appoint
a Chief Clerk, an Assistant Chief Clerk, an Assistant Bill
Clerk, the Doorkeepers, the Assistant Sergeants-at-Arms, a
Journal Clerk, the Assistant Journal Clerks, a Superintendent
of Stenographers, an Assistant Enrolling Clerk and a Bill



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Binder, who shall also be messenger in the Stenographers'
room.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Davis moved the adoption of the House Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 3 was adopted.

By Mr. Wotitzky of Charlotte-
House Resolution No. 4:
A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE PREPARATION,
EDITING AND PRINTING OF THE HOUSE RECORDS OF
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1943 FLORIDA LEG-
ISLATURE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
1. That not to exceed two thousand (2,000) copies of the
Daily Journal, and not to exceed three hundred (300) copies
of the Daily Calendar be ordered printed each day.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Wotitzky moved the adoption of the House Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 4 was adopted.

By Mr. Ayres of Gilchrist-
House Resolution No. 5:
A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE PREPARATION,
EDITING AND PRINTING OF THE HOUSE RECORDS OF
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 1943 FLOR-
IDA LEGISLATURE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
1. That the Chief Clerk of this House be instructed to pre-
pare, edit and print the House Records of the 1943 House of
Representatives of the Florida Legislature in the manner -pre-
scribed by the Constitution, Law and as may be from time
to time directed by this House.
2. That a copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the
State Board of Commissioners and that it be spread upon the
Journal of this House.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Ayres moved the adoption of the House Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 5 was adopted.

By Mr. Bailey of Bay-
House Resolution No. 6:
A RESOLUTION PROVIDING WHEN CERTAIN BILLS
AND RESOLUTIONS MAY BE INTRODUCED.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
1. That no Bills or Resolutions except those affecting organi-
zation of the House shall be introduced until standing com-
mittees be appointed and organized and the Chairman thereof
announce they are ready to transact business.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Bailey moved the adoption of the House Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 6 was adopted.

By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
House Resolution No. 7:
A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE SECRETARY OF
STATE TO PROVIDE THE REPRESENTATIVES WITH
STATUTES UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
1. That the Secretary of State shall furnish to the Sergeant-
at-Arms of the House of Representatives for the use of Repre-
sentatives, upon a requisition to be signed by the Sergeant-at-
Arms, such of the Statutes, general and special, when requested



by the Representatives. Each Representative, at the time of re-
ceiving any of said books, shall sign a receipt to the Sergeant-



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-at-Arms and shall by the end of the session return said books
so received to the Sergeant-at-Arms to be returned by the
Sergeant-at-Arms to the Secretary of State.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Dowda moved the adoption of the House Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 7 was adopted.
By Mr. Thomas of Lake-
House Resolution No. 8:
A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE NUMBER OF
HOUSE JOURNALS EACH MEMBER OF THE HOUSE MAY
BE ALLOWED FOR MAILING.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
1. That each member of this House be allowed to mail, not
to exceed ten (10) copies, of the Journal of this House.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Thomas of Lake moved the adoption of the House Reso-
lution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 8 was adopted.
By Mr. Yaeger of Leon-
House Resolution No. 9:
A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE FURNISHING OF
HOUSE MEMBERS WITH STAMPS, STATIONERY AND
OTHER NECESSARY SUPPLIES.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
That the Speaker be and he is hereby authorized and di-
rected to instruct the Legislative Expense Committee, to pro-
cure from time to time during the 1943 Session of this House,
stamps for the use of members of this House in transacting
official business.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That such stamps as each
member may require be furnished, provided, that no member
shall be given more than thirty-five (35) stamps per day.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That such stamps be used
by the members of this House upon official business of the
House only, or for the purpose of communicating with con-
stituents upon matters of legislation, pending before the
House or contemplated by members of the House for intro-
duction.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Legislative Ex-
pense Committee be directed to furnish to the members of
this House all stationery and all other necessary supplies for
the use of the members of this House.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Yaeger moved the adoption of the House Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 9 was adopted.
By Mr. Jenkins of Alachua-
House Resolution No. 10:
A RESOLUTION PROVIDING THAT THE SPEAKER
APPOINT AN INDEXING CLERK.
WHEREAS, Section 16.04 Florida Statutes 1941, provides
for the employment by the House of Representatives of an
experienced Indexer, acting in conjunction with a similar
Clerk from the Senate, to compile and make the index of the
Journal of the House of Representatives; and
WHEREAS, the Chief Clerk is charged with the responsi-
bility of supervision of the said work of indexing the Journal;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SES-
SION ASSEMBLED:
1. In the interest of economy and efficiency in carrying out
said work that the Speaker is hereby authorized to employ
an experienced Indexing Clerk, to do the work outlined in



Section 16.04 Florida Statutes 1941, and also one Special
Assistant to assist in such work as he may direct, which said
Clerks shall receive the same compensation and remuneration
as other Clerks of the House.
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Mr. Jenkins moved the adoption of the House Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 10 was adopted.
By Mr. Dunham of De Soto.
House Resolution No. 11.
A RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE ACCOMMODA-
TION OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PRESS.
WHEREAS, it is essential to the public welfare that most
widespread publicity be given expeditiously to the proceedings
of and happenings in the Legislature, and to that end this
Legislature should follow the same practice that was observed
in the Legislature of 1941 with reference to the accommodation
of the Representatives of the Press;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES IN SESSION ASSEMBLED:
1. That the Speaker of the House and the Chief Clerk,
Bill Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms and other attaches of the House
of Representatives be authorized and directed to provide and
carry out substantially the same provisions for the accom-
modations of Representatives of the Press at this session
as were in force at the 1941 session, including the same access
to copies of bills as was given at the 1941 session of the
Legislature to Press Representatives.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Dunham moved the adoption of the House Resolution.
Which was agreed to and House Resolution No. 11 was
adopted.
By Mr. Leedy of Orange.
House Resolution No. 12.
A RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE EMPLOYMENT
OF CERTAIN ATTACHES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESEN-
TATIVES.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
1. 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 1943,
which attache so designated shall upon passing of the exam-
ination to be given by the Efficiency Committee be enrolled as
employees of the House from April 6, 1943.
2. That the Speaker by and with the consent of the Com-
mittee on Efficiency, be and he is authorized and directed to
appoint such additional attaches of the House of Represen-
tatives as may be necessary to efficiently perform the work of
this House.
3. That it is the sense of this House that the number of
employees be kept as low as possible consistent with the
efficient performance of the clerical work of the House.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Leedy moved the adoption of the House Resolution.
Which was agreed to and House Resolution No. 12 was
adopted.
The following message was received and read:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Tallahassee
April 6, 1943
Honorable Richard H. Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Dear Mr. Simpson:
I desire to address your Honorable Body in joint session
with the Senate this afternoon, April 6th, at three o'clock.
Faithfully yours,
SPESSARD L. HOLLAND,
Governor.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
To the Honorable Richard H. Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida,



Sir:
Your Committee on Rules and Calendar beg leave to report
and recommend the rules hereto attached as and for the rules
of the House of Representatives for the 1943 session of the
Florida State Legislature.



April 6, 1943



voted upon, the electrical roll call system, so-called,
may be used, and when so used shall have the same
force and effect as a roll call taken as otherwise pro-
vided in these rules. When the House is ready to vote
upon any question requiring a roll call, and the vote is



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The Committee recommends that five hundred copies of
said rules, together with a list of the members of the House,
Standing Committees and members thereof, officials, and at-
taches of the House be printed, and that one copy thereof be
furnished to each member of the House.
In meeting assembled for the purpose of formulating and
recommending the rules of the House, upon motion to adopt
the attached report and rules the vote of the committee was
as follows:
Yeas-Messrs: Ayers, Bailey, Beck, Brackin, Cook, Clement,
Crary, Jenkins, Leaird, McDonald, Papy, Scales, Scofield,
Shivers, Stewart, Thomas, Wiseheart, Wotitsky, Yaeger, Lewis.
Nays-None.
Respectfully submitted,
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR., Chairman,
Committee on Rules and Calendar.
Mr. Lewis moved that the report of the Rules Committee be
spread in full in the House Journal.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.

STANDING RULES OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE SPEAKER
OF THE HOUSE
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
Journal of the preceding day shall be corrected, ap-
proved 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 Hall of the House
and of the corridors and passages, and, in case of dis-
turbance or disorderly conduct in the galleries or lobby,
may cause the same to be cleared. He shall appoint all
committees, unless otherwise directed by the House.
DECORUM AND 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 of Representatives by
any member, on which appeal no member shall speak
more than once, unless by permission of the House, and
no other business shall be in order until the question
on appeal shall have been decided. Upon the taking of
any appeal, the form of the question to be put shall be,
"Shall the decision of the Chair be sustained ?"
Rule 3. VOTING. The Speaker shall declare all votes,
but if any member rises to doubt a vote, the Speaker
shall order a division by rising vote, the count being made
by the Speaker and the Reading Clerk or his assistant,
provided, however, that upon a showing of hands by
five members he shall take the sense of the House by
yeas and nays, or by a vote on the voting machine. No
member shall be allowed to vote who shall not be upon
the floor of the House before an oral roll call is com-
pleted, or at his desk before the machine is locked by
the Clerk immediately preceding a vote.
METHOD OF VOTING
Rule 4. Voting By the Electrical Roll Call System.
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to be taken by the electrical roll call system, the Speaker
shall announce: "The question is on the passage of
(designating the matter to be voted upon). All in favor
of such question shall vote 'yea,' and all opposed shall
vote 'nay'. The house will now proceed to vote." When
sufficient time has been allowed the members to vote,
the Speaker shall announce: "Have all voted?" And
after a short pause shall say: "The Clerk shall proceed
to record the vote." The Clerk shall immediately start
the vote recording equipment, and when completely
recorded, shall announce the result to the House. The
Clerk shall enter upon the Journal the result in the
manner provided by the rules of the House.
Rule 5. The Speaker shall rise to address the House
of Representatives, or to put a question, but may read
sitting.
Rule 6. In all yea and nay votes the Speaker's name
shall be called last.
SUBSTITUTE SPEAKER
Rule 7. The Speaker shall have the right to name any
member to perform the duties of the Chair; but such
substitution shall not extend beyond adjournment.
SPEAKER PRO TEM
Rule 8. The Speaker Pro Tem shall exercise the duties
and powers of the Speaker during his absence or dis-
ability.
MOTIONS
Rule 9. Seconds-Withdrawals. After a motion has
been stated, or read by the Speaker, it shall be deemed
to be in possession of the House of Representatives, with-
out a second, and shall be disposed of by vote of the
House of Representatives, but the mover may withdraw
it at any time before the same has been amended or be-
fore a vote thereon shall have been commenced, except
a motion to reconsider, which shall not be withdrawn
after the time has elapsed within which it could be
originally made.
PRIORITY OF MOTIONS
Rule 10. When a question is under debate the Speaker
shall receive no motion but:
1. To adjourn at a time certain;
"2. To adjourn;
3. To take a recess;
4. To lay on the table;
5. For the previous question;
6. To postpone to a day certain;
7. To commit to a 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
order named.
Rule 11. Recess and Adjournment. The Speaker
shall propound all questions in the order in which they
are moved unless the subsequent motion be previous in
nature except that in naming sums and fixing times,
the largest sums and the longest times shall be put first.
Motions to adjourn or recess shall be considered as first



in order, and shall be decided without debate. But one
substitute for a motion to adjourn shall be entertained.
The substitute motion shall fix a different time for ad-
journment, and the same shall be put without debate,



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except that one minute shall be allowed the mover of
the substitute within which to explain his reasons there-
for. The substitute 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 busi-
ness shall have been intervened.
Rule 12. Previous Questions-Laying On the Table.
Motions for the previous question and to lay on the table
shall be decided without debate, provided, 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 ques-
tion 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 aniendments and the main
question in regular order.
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
motion to strike out, being lost, shall neither preclude
alneidmente. nor a motion to strike out and insert.
COMMITMENT
Rule 15. Motions or reports may be committed or
recommitted at the pleasure of the House of Repre-
sentatives.
Rule 16. Motions Generally. During the call of the
roll of counties for the introduction of bills and joint
resolutions no motion shall be made or entertained with-
out the unanimous consent of those present.
Rule 17. No member shall address the Chair or re-
ceive recognition of the Chair for the purpose of intro-
ducing distinguished visitors or guests, or for making
motions to escort such visitors or guests to the rostrum
while the House is in session, except between 12:45 P. M.
and 1:00 P. M. each day, except with the unanimous
consent of those present. The Speaker shall rigidly en-
force this rule.
NOTICE OF MOTIONS
Rule 18. When any motion is to be made asking that
any bill, or joint resolution, be taken up out of its regular
order and considered, previous notice of not less than
fifteen minutes shall be given in writing to the Speaker
and Bill Clerk of such intention, specifying the number of
the bill and its position on the calendar. The Bill Clerk
shall promptly deliver said notice to a Reading Clerk,
and the Reading Clerk shall read such notice immediately
upon receiving same.
AMENDMENTS
Rule 19. No motion or proposition of a subject dif-
ferent from that under consideration shall be admitted
under color of amendment, but a proposal to strike out
all after the enacting clause of a bill and insert any
new subject matter of the same general nature as stated



in the title, shall be deemed proper and germane and
shall be dealt with as an amendment, and the adoption
by the House of such proposal shall not preclude further
amendment to its several parts after its adoption, in
like manner as if it were the original bill.












UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Rule 20. The unfinished business in which the House
of Representatives was engaged at the time of the last
adjournment shall have preference in the order of the
day next after motions for reconsideration.
PRIORITY OF BUSINESS
Rule 21. All questions relating to the priority of busi-
ness to be acted on shall be decided without debate.
PRECEDENTS
Rule 22. The Rules of Parliamentary Practice, com-
prised in the House Manual and Digest of the rules and
practice of the House of Representatives of the Congress
of the United States, shall govern this House of Repre-
sentatives in all cases in which they are applicable, and
in which they are not in conflict with these rules, or stand-
ing orders of this House of Representatives, or the Joint
Rules of the two branches of the Legislature, and it shall
be the duty of Speaker or Presiding Officer for the time
being, assisted by members of the Committee on Rules and
Calendar, to correctly interpret and have enforced all
rules governing this House of Representatives at all times,
unless the enforcement thereof shall be waived or sus-
pended as herein provided.
COMMITTEE ON RULES AND CALENDAR
Rule 23. All proposed actions touching the rules,
joint rules and order of business in the House of Repre-
sentatives shall be first referred to the Committee on
Rules and Calendar, which shall report as soon as prac-
ticable thereafter. No report of the Committee on Rules
and Calendar shall be received by the House of Repre-
sentatives unless same shows a quorum of the Committee
present in person and voting on said report.
WAIVER AND REPEAL 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, as hereinafter provided, except that no motion
to waive any rule requiring unanimous consent of the
House shall be entertained except by unanimous con-
sent of those present, and this rule shall be rigidly en-
forced by the Chair except as otherwise herein provided.
Rule 25. Unanimous Consent-Special Order. No mo-
tion to waive the rules and take up out of its regular
order on the Calendar any bill or joint resolution for
consideration immediately, or as a special order, shall be
put by the Speaker except with the unanimous consent
of those present, and such motion when made with
unanimous consent shall be decided without debate, and
must receive a two-thirds vote of those present for its
adoption, except that the maker of the motion shall be
allowed not exceeding one minute in which to explain
the purpose of request for unanimous consent to make a
motion to take up any bill or joint resolution out of
its regular order under this rule. Bills of public im-
portance, for which special consideration is asked
as special orders by the committee reporting on the same,
whether the report be favorable or not, may be made
special orders for consideration on a special calendar
of special orders, which may be taken up for consideration
as a special calendar by two-thirds vote of the House on



motion to take up that order of business; but no motion
shall be entertained to make any particular class of bills
a special order, and all bills set as special orders shall



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take precedence on the special order calendar in the
order in which they were referred to such calendar.
Rule 26. Special Order Calendar. The House of Rep-
resentatives may, on report and recommendation of Com-
mittee on Rules and Calendar, by majority vote of
those present, adopt a special order of business to be fol-
lowed on any legislative day or any part or during any
hours of any legislative day, and such order of business
when so adopted shall not be departed from without
unanimous consent of all present, but shall constitute a
special order of business to be followed. Such special
rules of procedure, when adopted shall not be waived
except by unanimous consent. Special rules shall not be
made with reference to a particular rule, memorial or
resolution, but shall in all instances deal with some gen-
eral head of business. The hours during which such
special rule shall be effective shall be specified, but shall
not extend beyond the legislative day named therein.
SPECIAL ORDER-LAST 25 DAYS
Rule 27. The Committee on Rules and Calendar may,
from day to day, during the last tweny-five working
days of the session, submit a special order calendar fixing
the priority of business to be transacted before the
House which shall be constituted of general measures
of major importance, and no other matters shall be con-
sidered until such special order calendar has been dis-
posed of or altered as provided in Rule 25, provided,
however, that any bill or resolution appearing in such
special order calendar may be removed therefrom by a
two-thirds vote of all members present.
HOUSE SESSIONS
Rule 28. The House of Representatives shall meet on
each legislative day, except Saturdays, during the first
twenty-five days of the session, at ten o'clock A. M.
and adjourn at one o'clock P. M. A special session of
the House shall be held beginning at eight o'clock P. M.
on Tuesday and Thursdays for consideration of the
Calendar of Local Bills only. The time for meeting and
adjourning of the House during the remaining days of
the session shall be fixed by resolution except as to local
bill nights, which shall remain as herein provided for
the whole session. On local bill nights no bills other
than those appearing on or referred to the Calendar of
Local Bills shall be considered except by unanimous
consent of those present after due notice given at, the
last previous session of the House, provided, however.
that the Committee on Rules and Calendar may from
time to time submit a special order calendar consisting
of general bills having only a local application for the
consideration of the House and shall designate a special
time or times in day or night sessions when same shall
be considered.
MEMBERS
Duties, Rights and Decorum
Rule 29. Every member when about to speak, shall
arise and respectfully address the Speaker, and shall
not proceed until recognized by the Speaker, shall con-
fine himself to the question under debate and shall avoid
personalities. No member shall address the Chair out
of his seat, nor speak out of his seat, except that any
member after being recognized in his seat, shall have the



right to advance to the space immediately in front of the
Speaker's desk and address the House. No member shall
occupy the space within the railing around the desk of
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INTERRUPTIONS
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.
VOTING
Rule 31. Every member who shall be in the House of
Representatives when a question is put, when he is not
excluded by interest, shall give his vote, unless the House
of Representatives, by unanimous consent, shall excuse
him. Any member desiring to be so excused on any
question shall make application to that effect before
the calling of the ayes and nays, and such application
shall be accompanied by a brief statement of reasons,
and shall be decided without debate.
DISQUALIFICATION-FROM COMMITTEE
APPOINTMENTS
Rule 32. No member living in any county in which
any State institution is located shall be appointed a
member of any committee to visit such institution 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 he may reduce his explanation
to writing and, when filed with the Chief Clerk, the
same shall be spread upon the Journal.
ABSENCE-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 period; and unless objection
thereto is made by any members, 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.
PENALTY FOR BREACH
Rule 35. When any member shall be guilty of a
breach of either of the Rules or orders of the House of
Representatives he may be required by the House of
Representatives, on motion, to make satisfaction there-
for, and shall not be allowed to speak or vote except by
way of excuse, until he has done so.
DISQUALIFICATION FROJI VOTING
Rule 36. No member shall be permitted to vote, or
to serve on any committee, in any question where his
private rights are immediately concerned, distinct from
the public interest.
DEBATE-TIME FOR SPEAKING
Rule 37. No member shall speak more than twice on
any subject without first obtaining leave of the House
of Representatives; nor shall he speak more than once,
so long as any member who has not spoken shall desire
to speak, nor shall any member be permitted to speak
longer than thirty minutes at any one time and during
the last twenty-five working days of session, not longer
than ten minutes.
RECONSIDERATION



Rule 38. When a vote has passed, it shall be in order
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for a reconsideration thereof on the same or the succeed-
ing legislative day, and such motion, unless otherwise
disposed of, (except in the last week of the session)
shall be placed on the calendar first in the orders of the
day for the day succeeding that on which the motion
is made; and when a motion for a reconsideration is
decided, that decision shall not be reconsidered, and no
questions shall be twice reconsidered; provided, however,
that a motion to reconsider a vote upon any collateral
matter shall not remove the main subject matter under
consideration from before the House of Representatives,
but such motion shall be considered at the time that it
is made, nor shall any motion be made to reconsider
any collateral matter after the House has passed to other
business from the main subject to which such collateral
matter was connected.
BILLS UNDER RECONSIDERATION
Rule 39. Bills and-joint resolutions, in reference to
which any member has the right to move reconsideration,
shall remain in the possession of the Clerk until the
right of reconsideration has expired, except during the
last seven working days of the session, when the oper-
ation of this rule shall be suspended, provided, that bills
on the local calendar and passed as such shall be im-
mediately certified to the Senate after having been en-
grossed as provided in the rules, when required by these
rules to have been engrossed. In all cases concurrent
resolutions and memorials shall be certified to the Senate
without being held in the possession of the Clerk until
the time for reconsideration has expired.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Rule 40. 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 Com-
mittee shall preclude further action on said measure as
the House may determine.

PRIVILEGE
Rule 41. Questions of privilege shall be: (1) Those
affecting the House of Representatives collectively, its
safety, dignity and integrity of its proceedings; (2) the
rights, reputation and conduct of the members individ-
ually, in their representative 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.
ORDER OF BUSINESS-ORDER OF THE DAY
Rule 42. The order of business and order of the day
shall be as follows:

Order of Business



1.
2.
3.
4.


5.
6.
7.
8.



Roll Call.
Prayer by Chaplain.
Correction of the Journal.
Introduction of memorials, petitions or other
papers addressed to the House of Representatives
or the Speaker thereof.
Introduction of House Resolutions.
Introduction of Concurrent Resolutions.
Introduction of Memorials of the Legislature.
Introduction of Bills and Joint Resolutions by call



of counties.
9. Report of Standing Committees.
10. Report of Select Committees.



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Order of the Day
1. Select order of the day.
2. Consideration of Messages from the Senate.
3. Consideration of House Resolutions.
4. Consideration of bills and resolutions on their third
reading.
5. Consideration of bills and resolutions on their
second reading.
6. Consideration of communications from the Gov-
ernor and other papers addressed to the House of
Representatives or the Speaker thereof.
BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
Rule 43. Form. All bills, resolutions and memorials,
when introduced, shall be typewritten or printed with-
out interlineations, on not less than one sheet of paper,
with suitable margins and spaces between the several
sections. All bills shall contain a proper title and enact-
ing clause as required by the Constitution, and shall em-
brace but one subject, and matter properly connected
therewith, which subject shall be briefly expressed in
the title.
PRINTING OF BILLS
Rule 44. Any introduced measure may be printed for
the information of the House upon recommendation of
the committee to which such measure has been referred.
Any member may request the printing of such measure
at the time of introduction or at any time before con-
sideration, provided, however, that such request shall
be referred to the committee to which the measure has
been referred, which committee shall approve or disap-
prove the request for printing within twenty-four hours
after such request has been made.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS, ETC.
Rule 45. Upon the introduction of bills and resolu-
tions by the call of counties, if there is not a complete
call of counties on each day, the resumption of the call
of counties on the succeeding day shall be taken up at
the place where it was left off on the preceding day.
Rule 46. Companion Bills. Whenever any bill,
memorial or joint resolution of the House of Represen-
tatives shall be reached on the Calendar of the House
of Representatives for consideration, either on second
or third reading, and there shall be also pending on the
calendar of the House of Representatives a companion
measure to such House Bill, Memorial or House Joint
Resolution, which companion measure has already been
passed by the Senate, it shall be in order to move that
the Senate Companion measure be substituted for the
House Bill, Memorial or House Joint Resolution and con-
sidered in lieu of the House Bill, Memorial or House Joint
Resolution, and such motion may be adopted by a
majority vote to substitute such Senate measure for
such House Bill, Memorial or House Joint Resolution,
provided the Senate measure has been read the same
number of times and is on the same reading as such
House Bill, Memorial or House Joint Resolution, other-
wise the motion shall be to waive the rules and take up
and read such Senate measure in lieu of the House Bill,
Memorial, or House Joint Resolution, and such motion
to waive the rules for that purpose shall require a two-
thirds vote of those present for its adoption.
Rule 47. All House Bills and Memorials shall be
introduced in quadruplicate. Five copies of all House



Resolutions, House Concurrent Resolutions and House
Joint Resolutions shall be introduced. The original copy



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of all House Bills, House Resolutions, House Joint Resolu-
tions, House Concurrent Resolutions, and Memorials shall
be on good bond paper. Each copy of resolutions,
memorials and bills shall be accompanied by a title slip
on which shall be entered in full the exact title thereof
and shall also be accompanied by a "Short Title Slip"
containing, if possible, a one line title. The Sergeant-
at-Arms is hereby authorized and directed to furnish to
the press and public the triplicate copies of such bills
and resolutions for examination and he is authorized to
call to his assistance such person as he may need as
custodian of these files known as "Triplicate Files." Any
person authorized hereunder to obtain the triplicate copies
of such bills and resolutions for examination shall sign
a receipt before obtaining same from the Sergeant-at-
Arms, and the use by any person of these triplicate
copies shall be temlnporary and not permanent, and all
copies must be returned to the office of the Sergeant-at-
Arms without unnecessary delay.
Rule 48. Reference. All bills and joint resolutions
shall, after having been read by title only, be referred
by the Speaker to the appropriate Standing Committee.
All House Resolutions, Concurrent Resolutions, and
Memorials may be referred to an appropriate committee
in the discretion of the Speaker, and if different com-
mittees shall be proposed, the question shall be taken in
the following order and shall be determined by a major-
ity vote of the members of the House of Representatives:
A Standing Committee of the House of Representatives;
a Joint Standing Committee; a Select Committee of the
House of Representatives; a Joint Select Committee. Ex-
cept as to bills carrying an appropriation, no multiple
reference shall be made by the Speaker unless directed
thereto by the House, upon motion, which motion shall
be decided without debate.
Rule 49. Readings. Unless otherwise ordered by a
two-thirds vote of members present, concurrent resolu-
tions shall receive two readings on two separate days,
and unless otherwise ordered, shall be determined by a
viva voce vote. All other resolutions than joint or con-
current resolutions, after reference to and report from
the resolution committee, shall be determined by a viva
voce vote upon their first reading after the report of such
committee unless otherwise ordered. Every bill, joint
resolution or memorial shall receive three separate read-
ings on three separate days previous to a vote upon the
passage of such bill, joint resolution or memorial unless
two-thirds of the members present shall decide otherwise,
and the Clerk shall give notice of each, whether it be
first, second, or third reading, together with the report
of the committee thereon, if any.
Rule 50. Indefinite Postponement On Third Reading.
When any measure requiring three readings shall be
in its third reading, and a motion to indefinitely post-
pone the same shall be made, and the yeas and nays
called for, it shall be the duty of the Speaker to put
the question on the final passage of the bill, joint resolu.
tion or memorial, and direct the roll call on its final
passage and not put the motion of indefinite postpone-
ment of the measure.
Rule 51. Title Amendment. It shall be in order to
amend the title of any bill or joint resolution upon its
second or third reading by a majority vote.
Rule 52. Engrossing. Before any bill, joint resolu-



tion or memorial requiring three readings shall be read
the third time, whether amended or not, in the case of



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House Bills of a general nature, and in all cases where
an amendment shall be adopted to any of them, whether
local or not in nature, it shall be carefully engrossed by
being typewritten without erasure or interlineation, on
strong white paper, the same to be done under the direc-
tion of the Engrossing Committee of the House; and in
the case of any Senate bill which shall be amended in
the House, the amendment adopted shall be carefully
engrossed in like manner and attached to the bill amend-
ed in such manner that it will not be likely lost therefrom.
Any motion to waive the rules and immediately certify
any bill, memorial or joint resolution to the Senate shall
be construed as a motion to immediately engross the
same, if engrossment is required under this rule, and
certify the same immediately thereafter to the senate, and
in the case of Senate bills which have been amended in the
House, shall be construed to mean that the amendments
adopted shall be immediately engrossed and attached to
said bill before it is transmitted to the Senate. All bills
referred to the Engrossing Committee shall be carefully
examined in cases where no amendments have been adopt-
ed to the same, and if it shall be found that the bill is fair-
ly typewritten without clerical error, substantial erasure
or interlineation, the bill may be returned as engrossed
without being rewritten. Nothing in this rule shall apply to
Local Calendar bills which have not been amended in
the House. All engrossed amendments shall be made in
duplicate to Senate bills.
Rule 53. Amendment, Etc., On Third Reading. Upon
the third reading of any bill, memorial or joint resolu-
tion, 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 without
the consent of a majority of those present.
Rule 54. Disposition On Third Reading. The order of
disposition of any bill, memorial or joint resolution
which has been read the second time shall be its reference
to the Committee on Engrossed Bills to be engrossed
after all questions relative to it while on a second reading
have been disposed of, and the same shall be immediately
engrossed and placed on the Calendar of Bills on Third
Reading to be taken up on some separate succeeding
legislative day, unless otherwise ordered by a two-thirds
vote of those present.
Rule 55. Transmission To Senate. When a bill or
resolution shall have passed its third reading, it shall
be certified by the Clerk endorsing thereon the day of its
passage, and be transmitted to the Senate, accompanied
by a message stating the title to the bill or resolution, and
asking the concurrence of that body.
Rule 56. All enrolled bills, joint resolutions, and
memorials shall be signed by the Speaker and the Chief
Clerk in open session of the House, and the fact of
such signing by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk shall
be noted in the Journal.
SENATE BILLS
Rule 57. On Wednesday of each week, and such other
times as the Committee on Rules and Calendar shall by
special order designate, the House of Representatives
shall, after having considered messages from the Senate,
take up and consider 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
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PETITIONS, MEMORIALS, ETC.
Rule 58. All papers addressed to the House of Repre-
sentatives, except petitions, memorials and remonstrances,
shall be presented by the Speaker, or by a member in his
place, and shall be read by the Speaker, Clerk, or such
other person as the Speaker may request.
Rule 59. Every member presenting a petition, memor-
ial or remonstrance, shall endorse his name thereon, with
a brief statement of the nature and object of the in-
strument, and the same shall be read by the Reading
Clerk, unless the Speaker shall otherwise direct.
Rule 60. All reports, petitions, memorials remon-
strances and papers of a like nature shall be presented
during the first hour of each session of the House of
Representatives, and at no other time.
Rule 61. Memorials shall be carried on the calendar
immediately after any pending undisposed of concurrent
resolutions and the fact of its being first, second, or third
reading shall be noted on the calendar in connection
therewith.
LOCAL BILLS
Rule 62. Local bills shall be disposed of according to
the calendar of Bills of a Local Nature and shall be
taken up and considered only at such time as shall be
specially fixed therefore by these rules, and no bills of a
general nature or amendments thereto shall be considered
at such time, except by unanimous consent and unless
the intention to bring up such general bills at such time
be announced at the next preceding meeting of the
House.
USE OF CHAMBER
Rule 63. Application for the use of the Chamber of
the House of Representatives shall be made to and decided
upon by the Committee on Rules and Calendar, subject
to the approval of the Speaker.

COMMITTEES
Rule 64. The following Standing Committees of the
House of Representatives shall be appointed by the
Speaker at the commencement of the session of the Legis-
lature, or as soon thereafter as practicable:



Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
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Agriculture.
Americanism.
General Appropriations.
Special Appropriations.
Aviation.
Banks and Loans.
Building & Loan Associations.
Canals and Drainage.
Census and Apportionnmel.
Cities and Towns.
Citrus Fruits.
Claims.
Commerce and Navigation.
Conservation.
Constitutional Amendments.
County Officials.
County Organizations.
County Roads and Bridges.
Education "A."
Education "B."
Efficiency.
Elections.
Engrossed Bills
Enrolled Bills.
Executive Communications.



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Committee
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Finance and Taxation.
Fish and Game.
Forestry.
Hotels and Innkeepers.
Industries.
Insurance.
Judiciary "A."
Judiciary "B."
Judiciary "C."
Judiciary "D."
Journal.
Labor.
Legislative Expense.
Livestock.
Lobbying.
Lumber and Naval Stores.
National Guard and Military Affairs.
Nurseries and Plant Husbandry.
Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
Obsolete Laws.
Phosphates, Oils and Minerals.
Public Amusements.
Public Health.
Public Lands.
Public Printing.
Public Roads and Highways.
Public Utilities.
Public Welfare.



on Railroads, Telegraph and Telephones.
on Resolutions.
on Rules and Calendar.
on Social Security.
on State Institutions.
on State Marketing.
on State Pensions.
on State Prisons and Convicts.
on State Publicity.
on Temperance.
on Veterans' Affairs.



Each of said Committees shall consist of not less than
five nor more than twenty-one members of the House, one
of whom shall be designated by the Speaker as chairman
and another as vice-chaiman. Committees having busi-
ness. before them shall meet on the call of the Chairman,
or the Vice-Chairman in his absence, or upon the written
request of three or more members of the Committee.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE
Rule 65. In all cases the House of Representatives 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 lob-
by, have power to cause same to be cleared.
Rule 66. Bills committed to a committee of the Whole
House shall be read and debated, or amended by clauses
or sections, leaving the title or preamble to be last
considered. The body of said bill shall not be interlined
or defaced, but all amendments denoting the page and
line shall be entered 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 of Representatives. 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 of Represen-



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tatives, 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 of Representatives.
Rule 67. Enrolling and Engrossing. The Committees
on Enrolled Bills and on Engrossed Bills shall report as
soon as the bills referred to them have been enrolled or en-
grossed, and all bills shall be disposed of in such commit-
tees in the order in which they were referred, except when
bills are ordered to be engrossed immediately for certifi-
cation to the Senate under waiver of the rules, when such
last mentioned bills shall have precedence.
Rule 68. Custody. All bills, joint resolutions or pa-
pers relative to any business before the House of Repre-
sentatives shall be left with the Chief Clerk by any member
who shall obtain leave of absence, and may have any such
in his possession.
Rule 69. Meetings. It shall be the duty of the Chair-
man of all Committees of the House of Representatives to
which any business has been referred, to cause their com-
mittees to meet daily until such business is disposed of and
reported to the House. Announcements of committee meet-
ings may be made through the Reading Clerk while the
House is in session, but in all cases shall be by notice in
writing served on each member of the Committee specify-
ing the time and place of the meeting. Committees may
designate a particular hour and place for holding their
regular meetings, and when same is done, notice thereof
shall be given by causing the same to be printed on the
daily calendar, specifying the name of the committee and
the time and place of meeting. No special notice of regular
committee meeting thus provided for shall be required to
be given to any one, but in all other cases special notice
shall be given to members of the committee by causing the
same to be announced while the House is in session or by
service of written notice on each member of the committee.
Before the Chairman of any committee shall designate the
place in which his committee is to meet, he shall first con-
sult with the Sergeant-at-Arms, who will assign a room for
such purpose.
Rule 70. Recommitting. The Chairman, or in his
absence, the Vice-Chairman, shall cause to be given at least
two hours prior notice in writing to the introducer of any
bill to be considered by a Committee, and any House bill
reported unfavorably by any committee without such notice
to and an opportunity to be heard having been given to its
introduced, may be recommitted to the committee reporting
the same unfavorably. The Committee to which the bill is
thus committed shall proceed to reconsider it and shall re-
port on it as if originally referred.
Rule 71. Recommendation. All matters referred to
Committees shall be reported from said committees by bill,
resolution, or otherwise, with their recommendations there-
on, within fourteen legislative days after reference, and if
not so reported without good cause shall be withdrawn and
placed on the calendar as reported without recommenda-
tion, upon request of its introducer or some member in
favor of it.
Rule 72. All reports of committees shall contain the
action of the committee upon the matter referred. The
report may, upon the request of any member of such com-
mittee, contain a record of such member's vote and such
report shall be entered at large on the Journal.



Rule 73. Unfavorable Reports. All bills and joint
resolutions reported unfavorably by any committee shall
be laid on the table unless the committee reporting the bill












at the time, or some member thereof, or any member with-
in two working days after the report appears in the Jour-
nal thereafter, shall request its reference to the calendar,
when it shall, upon a motion prevailing by a two-thirds
vote of members present, be referred to the calendar. If
the report of any committee be unfavorable it shall be the
duty of the Chairman of the Committee to move to in-
definitely postpone the bill, memorial or resolution so re-
ported when it shall be reached on second reading, or if
the Chairman shall have voted contrary to the report
adopted by the Committee so reporting unfavorably, it
shall be the duty of some member of the Committee voting
to report the same unfavorably, to make such motion.
Rule 74. 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.
Rule 75. Lobbying. The several committees of the
House shall enforce Sections 96 and 97 of the Compiled
General Laws of Florida of 1927, and the Chief Clerk and
the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House shall provide each of
the Committees, special or standing, with the necessary
blank affidavits, setting forth the requirements provided
in said Section 96. To further facilitate the purpose of
the said statute, the Sergeant-at-Arms may be directed by
the Speaker of the House to furnish an appropriate roster
to be kept by some capable and trustworthy person in
which all visitors and those on business before the Legis-
lature may register their names, profession, postoffice ad-
dress, and purpose of visit. In addition to the require-
ments of the said statute any person appearing before a
committee or discussing with a member of the House, mat-
ters in support of, or in opposition to, any pending meas-
ure may be compelled by the Committee on Lobbying to
furnish information whether he appears as a paid represen-
tative or not and if a paid representative to disclose the
party or parties he is representing.
CHIEF CLERK
Duties and Powers
Rule, 76. There shall be a Chief Clerk whose duty it
shall be, with the help of his assistants, to keep a careful
record of all proceedings of the House of Representatives
and cause them to be printed in the Journal. All ques-
tions of order and decisions thereon shall be noted and re-
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 perform all duties which have heretofore de-
volved 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
referendum. The assistant clerks shall be under his
direction. He shall not permit local bills unaccom-
panied by proof of publication of notice or not containing
a proper referendum, as required by Section 21 of Article
3 of the Constitution of the' State, to be read or otherwise
entertained but the same shall be returned to the intro-
ducer.
Rule 77. The Chief Clerk shall cause to be printed the
daily calendar of the House of Representatives, and shall
divide the same into three separate parts with appropriate
headings. In the first division and under the first head-



ing shall be placed all House Bills and Joint Resolutions
of a General Nature; under the second heading shall be



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placed all Senate Bills of a General Nature; under the
third division shall be placed all Senate and House 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 com-
mittee to which such bill or resolution was referred, to-
gether with the report of same, shall be stated under the
title of each bill.
Rule 78. Messages shall be transmitted to the Governor
or the Senate by the Clerk.
Rule 79. It shall be the duty of the Chief Clerk of
the House and his Assistants to fasten together the ap-
proved copies of the Journals of each day, and immediate-
ly prepare an index upon forms to be furnished by the At-
torney General; such index shall be plainly written or
typed, and such Journal shall be the official one of the
House of Representatives. The Chief Clerk shall have
thirty days after the House adjourns for completing the
index, which shall be filed for approval with the Attorney
General. 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 of the House
and attested to by the Chief Clerk of the House, shall be
filed in the office of the Secretary of State, as the official
Journal of the House of Representatives.

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
Powers and Duties
Rule 80. There shall be a Sergeant-at-Arms and one or
more Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Repre-
sentatives, and it shall be the duty of said officers to at-
tend the House of Representatives 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 prop-
erty of the House of Representatives and to disburse the
expendible materials of the House to members of the House
for their official use; to cause to be printed daily sufficient
number of Journals and Calendars of the House to supply
the demands of the House and its members and to comply
with any order or resolution of the House; to have charge
of the Pages, Doorkeepers, Janitors, Messengers and Jour-
nal Clerks of the House; to have general charge of the
gallery of the House provided for the public and maintain
order therein; to provide drinking water for the com-
fort of members of the House and ice for same when neces-
sary; to make requisition on the State Printer for all ma-
terials in the form of blanks and printed stationery which
may be required by the House and distribute the same on
request of the members; to purchase for the use of the
House, unless otherwise ordered, all articles which shall
be ordered by the House to be provided for the use of the
House, which are to be purchased, and rent or otherwise
secure any articles which are to be rented or provided when
so ordered by the House, and to perform any special duty
which may be required by order or resolution of the House,
or the Speaker thereof in the exercise of his lawful au-
thority.
THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE
Rule 81. The courtesy of the floor of the House shall be



extended only to former members of the House of Repre-
sentatives and members of the Senate and the wife of any
such Representative or Senator, the Governor and his wife,



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heads of administrative departments, Justices of the Su-
preme Court, one accredited representative of each of the
newspapers of the State, and news associations, and at-
taches of the House and Senate, while on business con-
nected with their duties, shall be allowed the courtesy of
the floor of the House, but the Speaker or presiding officer
for the time being, upon written request of members of
the House, may extend the courtesies of the floor to such
visitors as may be named in the request, unless objections
be interposed thereto by any member, in which event a
vote of those present shall be taken. This rule shall apply
whether the House is in session or not, except that when
the House is not in session ingress and egress by way of the
aisles of the House Chamber shall be allowed to the corri-
dors of the north wing of the capitol.
No lobbying shall be permitted on the floor of the House.
When the House is not in session the use of the floor of
the House is reserved for the members for work, confer-
ence, correspondence, etc., and the doorkeepers shall rigid-
ly exclude the public from all parts of the House except
the gallery; and the Sergeant-at-Arms shall preserve the
same order and silence as when the House is in session.
ATTACHES
Rule 82. House employees and attaches shall perform
the duties allotted to them by custom or rule of the House
or by order ofthe Speaker. The Enrolling Clerk shall be
the head of all employees in the Enrolling Department and
shall have supervision of same under the Committee on
Enrolled Bills. The Engrossing Clerk shall be the head
of all employees working in the Engrossing Department
and shall have supervision of the same under the Commit-
tee on Engrossed Bills, both the Etrolling and Engross-
ing Department shall be under the control of the Speaker
of the House. House stenographers not specially assigned
shall be under the control of a head to be designated by the
Efficiency Committee, who shall work under the Commit-
tee on Legislative Expense. House stenographers shall be
at all times subject to the requisition of the Chairman or
acting Chairman of any House Committee, for the per-
formance of the official business of the House. All at-
taches and employees of the House shall remain on duty
at all times while the House is in session. When the House
is not in session they shall observe the same hours of em-
ployment as regular capitol employees, provided, that any
committee may require a stenographer to attend its meet-
ings at any time. House stenographers may be required to
write letters for members of the House when same' does
not interfere with their doing the official work of the
House which has been allotted to them.
Rule 83. No attache of the House shall, directly or in-
directly, interest or concern himself or herself with the
passage or consideration of any measure whatsoever. And
if any attache so interests or concerns himself or herself
with any measure it shall be grounds for summary dismis-
sal.
JOINT RULES
Rule 1. While bills and joint resolutions are on their
passage between the two houses, they shall be on paper
and under the signature of the Secretary or Clerk of
each House respectively.



Rule 2. After a bill or joint resolution shall have passed
both houses it shall be duly enrolled as provided by Chap-
ter 7346, Acts of 1917, by the Enrolling Clerk of the House



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Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be waived and the 'House do
now revert to the Order of Introduction of House Bills and
Joint Resolutions.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was so
ordered.



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of Representatives or Enrolling Secretary of the Senate,
as the bill may have originated in the one or the other
house, before it shall be presented to the Governor of the
State or filed with the Secretary of State.
Rule 3. When a bill or joint resolution is enrolled it
shall be examined by the Standing Committees of the
Senate and the House of Representatives on Enrolled
Bills, acting conjointly, who shall carefully compare the
enrollment with the engrossed bill or joint resolution as
passed by the two houses, and correcting any errors, that
may be discovered in the enrolled bill or joint resolution,
make their report forthwith to their respective houses.
Rule 4. After examination and report, each bill and
joint resolution shall be submitted to the introducer for
his inspection and thereafter shall be signed in the respec-
tive houses, first by the Speaker of the House of Repre-
sentatives, and the Clerk thereof, then by the President of
the Senate and the Secretary thereof.
Rule 5. That the Committee of the Senate on Enrolled
Bills and the Committee of the House on Enrolled Bills
shall constitute a joint committee on Enrolled Bills.
Rule 6. After a bill shall have been thus signed in each
house, it shall be presented by the said committee to the
Governor of the State for his approval, it being first en-
dorsed on the back thereof, certifying in which house the
same originated, which endorsement shall be signed by the
Secretary or Clerk as the case may be, of the house in
which it did originate, entered on the Journal of each
house. The same committee shall report the day of pres-
entation to the Governor, which time shall also be carefully
entered on the Journal of each house.
Rule 7. All orders, resolutions and votes which are to
be presented to the Governor of the State for his approval
shall also in the same manner be previously enrolled, ex-
amined and signed, and shall be presented in the same man-
ner and by the same committee as provided in cases of
bills.
Rule 8. Before being put upon its passage, every reso-
lution in either house, to which the concurrence of the
other may be necessary (except a question of adjourn-
ment) shall receive two readings, which (unless two-thirds
of the members present decide otherwise) shall be upon two
different days; and the Clerk upon the proceeding thereto
shall announce whether the same to be first or second read-
ing of such readings; and all such resolutions upon their
passage shall be certified as of course, and without neces-
sity of any motion or vote to that effect by the Clerk or
Secretary respectively of the house so passing said resolu-
tion to the other.
Rule 9. Joint Resolutions shall, prior to their passage,
receive three readings which shall (unless two-thirds of the
members present shall decide otherwise) be upon'three
different days; and the Clerk upon proceeding thereto,
shall announce whether the same be the first or second or
third reading; and upon their passage the same resolu-
tions shall be certified by the House so passing the same
to the other in like manner to that prescribed in joint rule
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INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Lewis of Gulf-
House Bill No. 1:
A bill to be entitled An Act TO AMEND SECTION 11.03
FLORIDA STATUTES, 1941, RELATING TO PROOF OF PUB-
LICATION OF NOTICE OF SPECIAL OR LOCAL LEGISLA-
TION.
Which was read the first time by title.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules De waived and House Bill
No. 1 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 1 be read a third time ir full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
And House Bill No. 1 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No. 1
the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey,
Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft, Ciofton, Curtis, Davis,
Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier,
Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hodges, Holland, Inman,
Jenkins, Kelly, Lane, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Livingston, Mann,
Martin, McDonald, McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray,
Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers,
Sanchez, Scales, Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith
(Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee),
Taylor, Thomas (Escambia), T homas (Lake), Troxler, Turner
(St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart,
Wotitzky, Yaeger-90.
Nays-None.
So House Bill No. 1 passed, title as stated.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 1 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1 was ordered immediately certified to
the Senate.
By Messrs. Papy of Monroe, Lewis of Gulf, Brackin of Oka-
loosa, Clark of Calhoun, Getzen of Sumter and Scales of
Taylor-
House Bill No. 2:
A bill to be entitled An Act TO AMEND SECTIONS 550.04,
AND 550.08 OF CHAPTER 550 OF FLORIDA STATUTES,
1941, PROVIDING FOR THE OPERATION OF DOG TRACKS
LOCATED IN EACH COUNTY FOR A PERIOD NOT TO
EXCEED NINETY DAYS; AND AUTHORIZING DOG RAC-
ING TO BE CONDUCTED FROM THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF
NOVEMBER OF EACH YEAR TO AND INCLUDING THE
THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF MAY OF EACH YEAR; AND DES-
IGNATING RACE SEASON.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Amusements.
Mr. Lewis moved that the House do now adjourn to convene
at 2:45 P.M.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 1:31 P.M. the House stood ad-
journed until 2:45 P.M.
AFTERNOON SESSION
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:45 P.M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey,
Baker, Barefield, Baughman. Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger,
Boynton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd,



Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clem-
ent, Cobb, Collins, Commander, Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft,
Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham,
Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hen-
dry, Hodges,. Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane,
Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald,



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McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson,
Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales,
Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith
(Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas
(Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns),
Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky,
Yaeger-94.
A quorum present.
The hour of 3:00 P.M. having arrived, members of the Senate
appeared at the bar of the House and were awarded seats.
Thereupon the Honorable Philip D. Beall, President of the
Senate, took the Chair.
The roll of the House was called by the Chief Clerk of the
House and the following members answered to their names:
Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey,
Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger,
Boynton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd,
Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clem-
ent, Cobb, Collins, Commander, Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft,
Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham,
Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hen-
dry, Hodges, Holland, Inmnan, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane,
Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald,
McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson,
Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales,
Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith
(Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas
(Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns),
Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky,
Yaeger-93.
A quorum of the House of Representatives present.
The roll of the members of the Senate was called by the
Secretary of the Senate, and the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. President-Senators: Adams, Baker, Barringer, Beac-
ham, Brewton, Carroll, Clarke, Cliett, Coleman, Collins,
Davis, Franklin, Graham, Griner, Hinely, Householder,
Johnson, King, Lewis, Lindler, Maddox, Maines, McArthur,
McKenzie, Perdue, Rose, Shands, Sheldon, Shuler, Smith,
Sturgis, Taylor, Upchurch, Wilson-35.
A quorum of the Senate present.
Senator Shands moved that a committee of five members
of the joint session, to be composed of two Senators and three
members of the House be appointed to notify His Excellency,
Governor Spessard L. Holland, that the joint session of the
Senate and the House of Representatives was assembled and
ready to receive his message.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the President of the Senate appointed Senators
King and Davis on the part of the Senate and Messrs. Leedy,
Crofton, and Dowda on the part of the House, who retired to
perform their mission.
The committee reappeared at the bar of the joint session
escorting His Excellency, Governor Spessard L. Holland, and
his Cabinet.
After being introduced by the President, Governor Holland
addressed the joint session as follows:

INTRODUCTION
President Beall, Speaker Simpson, and members of the
Senate and House of Representatives of the Florida Legislature:
The Constitution of our State requires that the Governor
shall, by message, communicate to the Legislature, at each
regular session, information concerning the condition of the
State and recommend such measures as he may deem ex-
pedient. It is my honor and privilege to submit to you this
message in performance of my constitutional duty.
At this tense hour it is wholly unnecessary to remind you
of the fact that we meet at the time of gravest crisis in
the life of our Nation. We are engaged in a war which is
challenging our deepest patriotic convictions, and demanding
the most effective and sacrificial service we can render, as
individual citizens and as a member of the family of States.
It is with a sense of profound satisfaction that I report to
you how well the people of this State are measuring up to



the supreme needs of the hour. More than 134,000 of our
young men are already in the armed forces. More than 330,-



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000 of our citizens are in civilian defense activities, besides
many others in Red Cross, U. S. 0. and similar services. Our
Florida Defense Force, consisting of 36 units and more than
2,100 uniformed men, is ready for service in the event of an
emergency. Thousands of our citizens are serving long hours,
without pay, on Selective Service Boards and War Price and
Rationing Boards. Our people have bought a total of more
than $145,000,000 in war bonds and stamps. They have tire-
lessly rendered service in the various salvage campaigns to
conserve vital war materials. Our homes have cheerfully made
great sacrifices in adjusting themselves to wartime conditions
and to the several rationing programs resulting from scarcity
of essential products. Our industry, our agriculture, our
workers, and our government have all been adapted to war
production. The spirit of our people is high and they face
the future with confidence and without fear. They believe
that the ideals which animate the American people are sound
and that our form of government is decent, strong, and fit to
survive permanently. I feel that every citizen of Florida can
say with proper humility that our State is doing its full part
in the winning of the war. I am sure that it must be inspiring
and challenging to you to realize that you meet here for
this session with a background such as that which I have
just sought to picture. I have every confidence that the high
quality of the service which you will render in this session
will be consistent with that background and will add further
proof of the unity of purpose with which this State has
dedicated itself to the winning of the war.
WAR LEGISLATION
In the Fall of 1940, this State began to organize for civilian
defense. One of the first services of the 1941 Legislature was
to pass a series of acts creating a State Defense Council and
providing the machinery for the full organization of civilian
defense. This organization was speeded in every reasonable
way and, as a result, Florida was one of the first States to
be fully prepared, at both the State and local levels, for the
performance in full of civilian defense activities. We built,
not only with the ideaof helping our people to be fully
prepared to safeguard themselves, their communities, and the
State in every possible way against the exigencies of modern
war, but also with the belief that strong and effective National
organizations for the handling of all economic problems
growing out of the war would come into being, requiring the
full and active utilization of the local agencies in order to
function fully. We have steadfastly retained this idea, though
the State and local agencies have found it frequently difficult,
and sometimes impossible, to secure from some Federal
agencies the coordination and unity of action which is so
necessary. We shall continue, of course, in all ways known
to us, our efforts to render maximum service by full co-
operation with the Federal agencies wherever that course
is permitted.
There are now five particulars in which were requested
to render war service to the Nation through the enactment of
legislation, which are as follows:
(1) Some months ago the Federal Government requested,
through our State Road Department, that an opinion of our
Attorney General be secured as to whether or not our gasoline
tax was payable against gasoline used by the Army, the Navy,
and other Federal agencies. After research, the Attorney
General ruled that such gasoline was subject to the payment
of our State tax and litigation is now pending on the question.
Regardless of the outcome of this suit, it is my feeling, and
I so recommend, that you pass an Act exempting from State
taxes all gasoline used by the Army, the Navy, or other
Federal agencies which is purchased and delivered in the
State of Florida in lots of 5000 gallons or greater. I make
this recommendation because the Federal agencies have it
thoroughly within their power, by purchasing gasoline out
of our State and having it brought here and stored for
their use, to legally avoid the payment of our tax and I
feel that it would be wholly improper at this time for this
State to take or retain any legislative position which would
involve the Army or Navy and other Federal agencies in
expense, inconvenience, and loss of time in the war effort.
This arrangement would likewise deprive our Florida dealers
of a heavy volume of business. In view of the fact that our
own State and our Counties and Cities pay this tax on all
of the gasoline that they use, I do not feel that gasoline
used by the Federal Government should be exempted from
paying our State tax when it is purchased from retail stations



in Florida or smaller quantities than 5,000 gallon lots. I also
feel that the Post Exchanges should not be relieved of the



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the so-called "gas-tax" amendment to the Constitution began
to function. Under this system the State, in effect, is taking
over, through the State Board of Administration, the retire-
ment of the road bonds out of the proceeds of two cents of
the gas-tax for fifty years. One of the most important duties
confronting this Legislature, in my judgment, is to strengthen



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payment of the tax except on amounts of gasoline actually
sold to the Federal Government for official use.
(2) We have been humiliated in this State by the results
of the medical examinations made of service men and those
offering for service to find that our rate of infection with
venereal disease is one of the highest in the Nation. Likewise,
the incidence of venereal disease among men of the armed
forces stationed in Florida is very high so as to bring grave
and justified complaints from the Army and Navy. As a
result of these complaints and our own desire to correct a
deplorable situation, many activities have been initiated, in-
cluding the setting up of a widely representative group to
consider and draft proposed legislation on this subject. With-
but going into the details of this legislation, I wish to heartily
recommend to you its early consideration and passage. (a)
It is designed to set up adequate machinery to deal effectively
with the diseased persons as well as with all others engaged
in the nefarious traffic, including persons who act as inter-
mediaries and who maintain places which harbor activities
of this kind. (b) There is also included suggested emergency
legislation for the period of the war, as specifically requested
by the commanders of the Army and Navy in this area,'
prescribing hours of closing of establishments which sell
alcoholic beverages, both within and without municipalities.
This legislation, in accordance with the experience of the
Army and Navy, suggests earlier closing hours for so-called
package stores than is the case for other establishments
which sell liquor. It is the conviction of the Army and Navy
commanders that the question of reasonable curfew hours
for the liquor business is definitely a part of the question
of repression of venereal disease.
While on this vital subject of health, I wish to call atten-
tion to the factthat th e budget as submitted by the State
Budget Commission, of which I am a member, recommends a
larger increase in the annual appropriation for the State
Board of Health than for any other agency. I likewise
recommend to you that the State Board of Health be in-
creased in number from three to five members, as there is
no way under the present law to give representation on the
Board to each area of the State, and the interest of the
peoples a whole is so keen in health matters that I am
sure a better program will result from having a Board with
five members, one from each present Congressional District.
(3) I also recommend to you passage of an Act as re-
quested by the Federal authorities and by the State Defense
Council prescribing criminal procedure to enforce the black-
out and dimout regulations of the proper military and State
authorities when such are deliberately violated.
(4) I likewise recommend the passage of an Act requested
by the Office of Civilian Defense and approved by our State
Defense Council providing for the mutual use by the cities
and towns of fire-fighting equipment during the war period.
The OCD is furnishing certain emergency fire-fighting ap-
paratus and, as a condition thereto, is endeavoring to make
all fire-fighting equipment held in the State available to meet
any needs that may arise.
(5) I also recommend the passage of legislation as requested
by the Federal Office of Defense Transportation and other
Federal agencies, under which the authority would be given
to the Governor to prescribe, during the war period from
time to time, as the circumstances may require, a speed limit
to be observed by automobiles traveling on the highways to
conform with requests made by National authorities charged
with responsibility for the war effort and based on the need
for conservation of essential materials. In my judgment, the
power should be exercised only upon formal recommendation,
in writing, by the State Defense Council. The continued
scarcity of rubber, the weak type of construction in many new
tires now available, the increasingly poor condition of old
tires, and the necessity for conserving automobiles and parts
are all factors which contribute to the imperative need for
more flexibility in our speed laws than we now have.
COUNTY ROAD BONDS
STATE BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION
On January i, 1943, the new system for the retirement
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the system under the gas-tax amendment for the duration of
the war and throughout the period of greatly diminished gas
tax revenue. The permanent relief of the counties from ad
valorem taxation to service road bonds, the securing of lower
interest rates on road indebtedness, and the making available
of more funds for construction and maintenance of State and
county roads are all such important objectives that, it seems
to me, it is clearly necessary that all reasonable legislative
measures should be taken-which will support firmly the present
road bond structure throughout the lean war years.
A brief review of the greatly diminished revenue now avail-
able to the State Board of Administration will show the
urgency of this problem. Prior to the 1941 Session, the
Board of Administration received three cents of the gas-tax
revenue to service road bonds. Each cent of the gas tax
was worth in 1941 slightly more than $4,000,000. To this
was added the revenue from tax levies in many counties. It
made a huge total, for which we got all too little in value
because the system was only temporary-from session to ses-
sion. For this same purpose we now have available only two
cents of the gas-tax, each of which is reduced to approximately
60 per cent of the amount produced by each cent of the tax
in 1941. Furthermore, we may not have yet reached the bottom
of the decrease in gasoline consumption, as receipts for Feb-
ruary show a reduction of almost 50 per cent below those for
the same month of 1941. This diminished revenue leaves
available for servicing the road bond structure much less than
half of the amount received by the Board of Administration
prior to the 1941 Session. To several counties this means
that, for the time being, their proportionate shares of the gas
tax is insufficient even to carry their interest requirements,
thus making necessary refunding or temporary financing.
The road bond reserve is of course in good condition, as the
Board of Administration has on hand for the counties about
thirteen and a half million dollars in cash and investments.
There would be no serious problem in carrying the load
through the remaining part of this administration, but to do
so without help would require a serious depletion of the
reserve in the hands of the Board of Administration, which
would be unfair to the counties, destructive of the confidence
of investors and taxpayers in the whole program, and ex-
ceedingly dangerous in view of the fact that we have no way
of knowing how long the war may last or how greatly gas tax
revenue may decline. I need not tell you that the Board of
Administration will do everything within its power to handle
the problem. We have already reduced the interest rates on
three bond issues. Small outstanding balances on many small
district issues have been paid off. We are also seeing that the
necessary court issues are presented to secure, if possible,
judicial rulings which will best allow the system to function.
Certain court cases are already pending. Many other things
within our administrative power have been done and will be
done.
The greatest assistance which can be given, however, is to
make available other public funds in large amounts for invest-
ment in the securities covered by the road bond program.
With this in view, I make three recommendations which I re-
gard as of great importance, as follows:
(1) The State Road Department already holds $3,000,000
of surplus funds dedicated to the building of roads in 30
counties. These funds cannot be used because of the regu-
lations of the Federal Government growing out of the war
situation. It seems to me, beyond all question, that the State
Road Department should be authorized to put these funds to
work for the duration to strengthen and support the road
bond structure by investing them in short time securities
covered by the gas-tax amendment. This would involve no loss
of these funds to any county. The money would remain
earmarked for use in each of the 30 counties, but it would
be earning interest for those counties and, at the same time,
helping them and all other counties. The funds would not
be handled by the Board of Administration, but by the State
Road Department, in its own discretion, where they would
remain as trust funds for use at the end of the war, when
the bonds or tax anticipation certificates which had been
purchased during the emergency would be again converted
into cash so that the road building program could go ahead.



I strongly recommend the passage of this measure.
(2) I also recommend that the State Road Department be
allowed to invest in securities covered by the gas-tax amend-
ment any surpluses which may arise in the general road fund,
which consists of the proceeds of the four-cent gas-tax. I do
not expect that these surpluses will be heavy, and they may



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large, but a tremendous amount of unnecessary work can be
avoided and the structure strengthened by allowing these small
items to be credited generally by the Board of Administration
to the proper counties and districts or, in case a district's
obligations have been retired, to the county in which the
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not develop at all, in view of the diminished revenue produced
by the gas-tax and in view of the road building and main-
tenance program now under way and which we shall endeavor
to continue. Only recently the Federal Government has
permitted work to be renewed on several contracts which had
previously been stopped, as for instance on the Daytona Beach-
DeLand Highway, the Port St. Joe-Blountstown Highway, and
others. Likewise, work is going on most actively on the Over-
seas Highway where the State has heavy commitments. Like-
wise, the State has committed itself to make heavy investments
to meet various war needs in conjunction with the Federal
Government, as in the case of the pending proposal to acquire
and free the toll bridges across Tampa Bay. Whatever sur-
pluses may exist, however, in the hands of the State Road
Department should be made available to sustain the road
bond structure in justice to all units which require ad
valorem taxes for operation and, above all, in justice to the
taxpaying public. It is a firmly established policy in our State,
and also under Federal law, that funds derived from gasoline
taxation should be used first on road construction and main-
tenance, and second for the payment of bonds which were
sold in order to build roads.
(3) There is another semi-public fund which, I think, should
be made avialable for investment in securities covered by the
gas-tax amendment, namely, the Teachers Retirement Fund
which now amounts to over $2,000,000. At present this fund
can be invested only in Federal securities which are paying
small rates of interest. The passage of the gas-tax amend-
ment should make it thoroughly safe for this fund, which
has been paid in entirely by the teachers, to be invested in
road bonds at more favorable interest rates than those now
being received. I recognize the special interest of the teachers
in this particular fund and feel that this recommendation
should not be adopted unless it is acceptable to the teacher
group. Assuming that their consent may be secured, the
road bond structure can be made stronger for the duration of
the war by the adoption of this recommendation. In this
connection I am pleased to report that the State Board of
Control has already shown its desire to be helpful in this
matter and its confidence in our road bond structure by
investing, out of building trust funds in its control, $77,000
in tax anticipation certificates issued under the gas-tax
amendment.
In addition to the major matters which I have just dis-
cussed, there are certain less important items of legislation
which are needed by the Board of Administration to clean
up existing situations. They are as follows:
(1) The 1931 Legislature passed a tax adjustment Act, under
which counties and other units of government were allowed
to receive bonds in payment of taxes. Such bonds were
required to be forwarded by these units to the State Treasurer,
who was directed to hold them. Interest stopped from the
dates on which the various units took in the bonds. In later
years similar adjustment acts were passed which provided
for the cancellation of bonds so taken in but for some reason
the bonds taken in under the 1931 Act have been held by
the State Treasurer without any further legislative directions.
Certain Everglades Drainage District Bonds which were in-
cluded were canceled by order of the Federal Court in the
refunding proceedings in that district, but the other bonds
are still held by the State Treasurer. They include about
$168,000 of road and bridge bonds, (both principal and interest)
and about $376,000 in other bonds. I recommend that you
pass an Act directing the cancellation by the State Treasurer
of all such securities held under the 1931 Act issued by any
unit of government except municipalities, the canceled securi-
ties to be returned to the unit issuing them. In the case of
municipal securities, it is my recommendation that you direct
the State Treasurer to return the bonds to the governing bodies
of the respective municipalities. This proposed legislation
will clear up a great many problems, not only for the State
Board of Administration but also for many other adminis-
trative bodies in the State.
(2) I recommend that you pass an Act providing for the
disposition of excess funds now in the hands of the Board
of Administration and accumulating from time to time from
redemptions on special tax levies and from liquidation of old
investments. The amounts involved in this matter are not














(3) The last Act in this group, which I recommend for
your passage, is an Act under which the Board of Admin-
istration would be allowed to take over, for payment or
refunding, the balances on certain judgments rendered against
counties or districts and based upon bonds which are covered
by the gas-tax amendment. The Board has paid off all of
these judgments insofar as its present authority goes, namely,
by paying the principal of the bonds and the coupons, leaving
various balances of interest after maturity and interest on
judgments. The total amount involved is not great-about
$52,000-but, unless this action is taken, the various counties
and districts involved will be forced to make special levies to
pay off these outstanding balances. This does not seem
equitable, as many other counties refunded their bonds, in-
cluding interest after maturity, and such refunded bonds,
under the decisions of the Supreme Court, fall entirely within
the gas-tax amendment.
CONSERVATION
In the election last November the people of the State
approved two far-reaching Constitutional amendments in the
general field of conservation. The Fresh Water Fish and
Game amendment is largely self-executing, though it does
require the support of the Legislature in the enactment of
a criminal statute to fix penalties for the violation of lawful
rules and regulations of the Fresh Water Fish and Game Com-
mission promulgated under the authority given to the Com-
mission by the amendment. I strongly recommend the passage
of such a statute.
The "salt water" conservation amendment is not self-
executing but simply gives to the Legislature the power to
delegate to any State Board selected by it the authority to
regulate the taking of salt water fish and other salt water
products on a statewide or on a regional basis as the facts
may require. Under the present method of handling this
problem, largely by local laws, which are often of a conflicting
and contradictory nature, there is really no cohesive or en-
forceable system. It is, therefore, my strong recommendation
that you approve legislation delegating to the State Board of
Conservation, or such other State agency as you may
select, the authority which you are permitted to delegate
under the terms of the amendment. I do not believe we
shall have any effective conservation in this field until this
action is taken.
The only other recommendation I shall make in the field
of conservation is to the effect that you pass effective
legislation to safeguard the underground water supplies of
the State against dangerous pollution and to conserve such
water supplies, which in many areas are being seriously
depleted by the present waste and utter lack of control. A
proposed Act on this subject has been approved by the State
Geologist and the State Board of Health, as well as by many
interested citizens, and I recommend to you its passage.
OLD AGE ASSISTANCE AND AID TO THE BLIND
In 1941 the Legislature enacted two measures imposing new
taxes on horse racing in order to make a more adequate pro-
gram for old age assistance. One of these measures increased
the take on funds bet at horse race tracks by 5 per cent
and the other took for the State the so-called "breaks" which
had formerly gone to the tracks. The purpose of these two
Acts was to make available not less than $2,000,000 additional
State revenue for the aged which would be equally matched
by the Federal Government. These two Acts operated in the
racing season of 1941-42 and produced an actual revenue for
the old age program of $1,901,000 in spite of the fact that the
racing season came immediately after Pearl Harbor and was
adversely affected by the outbreak of war. I believe it is
fair to say that experience under these two Acts showed that
they would produce in normal years at least $2,000,000 in
revenue, and established the fact that the operation of these
measures could be borne by the two horse tracks, both of
which operated profitably during the season. In fact, the
impact of the war reduced revenue at the horse tracks less
than at many of the dog tracks, which were not affected by
new tax measures of the 1941 session.
The Act which took the "breaks" is permanent and does
not require reenactment at this session. The Act which im-
posed the additional 5 per cent take was temporary and will
expire this year. I strongly recommend its reenactment at this
time as a permanent measure.



Recognizing, however, that racing revenue will not be avail-
able for the old age program until the improvement of con-



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editions growing out of the war permits resumption of horse
racing, I recommend that this Legislature appropriate up to
$2,000,000 a year out of the General Revenue Fund to make
good any deficit that may result to the old age assistance pro-
gram by reason of the failure of horse racing to produce in any
year as much as $2,000,000 in revenue for that purpose. The ef-
fect of this proposed Act would be to guarantee the receipt of
$2,000,000 annually for old age assistance, in addition to the
$3,400,000 which comes from Beverage Taxes, by making pay-
able out of General Revenue all or any part of $2,000,000
that might not be realized from horse racing in any given
year.
The amount of good already done by the added 1941
taxes on horse racing has been great. With the revenue
available from only one year of horse racing in the biennium,
the program was brought to a current basis by acting on the
large number of old applications which had been held in
suspense. The number of the aged receiving benefits was in-
creased from 37,688 to 43,356 and the amount of the average
monthly benefit was increased from $12.01, for the year
1940-41, to $14.43, the present average. The benefits could
have been raised to a substantially higher figure but for
the necessity of budgeting one year's racing revenue over the
two-year period. The program for aid to the blind was like-
wise placed on a current basis, and the benefit payments
were similarly increased.
Under the plan which I have just recommended, the pay-
ment of benefits can be continued on their present level by
the use of about $1,300,000 a year out of the $2,000,000, and
the remainder of $700,000 a year will be available, with Fed-
eral, matching funds, for increasing the monthly benefits
above the present level. In these war days when the aged
and the blind cannot accept the benefits of employment at
wartime wage e levels and when the cost of living has increased,
it seems to me that it would be inhuman for us to be un-
mindful of the grave plight of our aged and blind citizens,
even though we shall have to find new revenue for the General
Revenue Fund in order to make good on the appropriation
which I have recommended.
AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN
There is also before us the similar plight of our dependent
children. I am sorry to have to report that the program for
these children, who will have to carry part of the heavy load
after the war, is not on a current basis or in nearly so satis-
factory a condition as the two programs just mentioned. Aid
for dependent children has been greatly enlarged since the
1941 session, but it is still far from adequate. The number
of children to whom aid is. now given is 9000 as compared
with the 7508 who were receiving aid in June, 1941, and once
last year the number got up to 10,711. In 1941 the Legislature
provided two new measures to finance increased aid to this
program-requirements for: (1) so-called "maintenance" tags
on certain trucks for the privilege of hauling increased loads,
and (2) an added tax on wine. These measures were cal-
culated to produce $500,000 a year, but they produced only
$267,000 in 1942 and are producing less this year. There has
not been available in the General Revenue Fund sufficient
money to make good on the appropriation of $500,000 which
stood back of the two Acts just mentioned.
It is my recommendation that, in considering measures to
provide additional revenue, the Legislature include, as one
of the needs which must be met, the necessity of at least
making good on the $500,000 appropriation out of General
Revenue for Aid to Dependent Children, which will require
approximately $300,000 more in General Revenue to add to
the proceeds of the two special measures above mentioned.
This will not take care of the program adequately, but I feel
that it is the minimum that should be considered as a
positive necessity to provide for the gravest needs of our
dependent children.
SPECIAL LEGISLATION AFFECTING CHILDREN
I wish now to recommend the passage of certain measures
proposed by a representative and splendid group of citizens
who have been serving on the Children's Code Advisory Com-
mittee. These proposed measures include the following:
1. A measure setting up a new and more adequate law
covering the adoption of children.



2. New legislation providing for pre-marital and pre-natal
venereal examinations. These steps, which are strongly urged
not only by the Committee just mentioned but also by the
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because of the undue prevalence of venereal disease in this
State. While we shall be attempting to deal with this problem
on a wartime basis, protecting our soldiers as well as our adult
civilian population, it seems particularly necessary to set up
a program which will guard Florida children of the future
against these dread social diseases.
3. A measure amending Section 5 of the State Welfare
Act so as to set up much stronger machinery than now exists
for the licensing and supervision of foster homes, child caring
institutions, and child placement agencies.
There are other excellent recommendations of the Children's
Code Advisory Committee to which I hope you will give careful
study, but I think that the measures just mentioned are those
for which there is, at the present time, the gravest need.
CAPITOL CENTER
I desire now to report to you action which has been taken
looking to the creation of a Capitol Center surrounding the
State Capitol in Tallahassee, and to request authority to
take further action. The 1941 Legislature authorized the
construction of a much-needed South wing of the Capitol.
In the Summer and Fall of 1941 steps toward building were
taken by the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions,
consisting of the Governor and all members of the Cabinet.
Plans were drafted by competent architects and we were
ready to ask for bids when the attack on Pearl harbor ended
all hope of early construction. Meantime, however, the City
of Tallahassee had completed the construction of the new
office building, Southwest of the Capitol, and had offered to
convey both the block and the building to the State, provided
the State would move into the building the various State
offices scattered over the City and would pay reasonable rent,
which would be used to operate the building and retire the
bonds which the City had issued solely to construct the build-
ing. The State accepted this proposal, occupied the new build-
ing and, under the guidance of the Attorney General, a deed
from the City was deposited in escrow to await payment of
the bond debt out of rentals. The various State offices affected
are now much better housed and the rentals are retiring the
bonds.
Shortly after this new office building was occupied two
private projects were found to be under way to construct
permanent brick buildings on the property West of the Capitol
and North of the new office building. Permanent brick build-
ings already exist immediately across the street North of the
Capitol-likewise on the East, leaving no chance to shut off
unsightly crowding of the Capitol except on the West and on
the South. The new South wing of the Capitol, when built,
will extend almost to the sidewalk on the South edge of the
Capitol block. Believing that such a threatened congestion
must be avoided, the Board of Commissioners of State In-
stitutions conferred with the City officials, and also with the
building committee of the Senate which was looking after the
new Senate Chamber in the proposed South wing of the
Capitol, the President and the President-elect of the Senate,
the Speaker of the House, and various other members of both
the Senate and the House who could be quickly contacted, in-
cluding the present Speaker. It was our combined judgment
that immediate steps should be taken to stop further building
and secure title to both blocks lying across the Street West
of the Capitol and to the block lying South of the Capitol. The
City made use of an existing company to do the work and
put up the money to make option payments and ultimately to
pay for much of the property. Negotiations were conducted
so as to secure the property as cheaply as possible, though we
knew the property was quite valuable and would cost ap-
preciable sums. The plans have been carried forward and
one block-the one across Adams Street West of the North
part of the Capitol-has been purchased by the City and, for
the same price, $83,300.00, resold to the State Road Depart-
ment, which needs additional space and already had legislative
authority to buy a site and to build such buildings as it needs.
The State Road Department acted at the specific request of
the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions and under
the approving opinion of the Attorney General. Rentals
on the various buildings on this block are accruing to the
State Road Department.
The other two blocks have been, with the exception of one
property in each, secured by the City and are ready for resale
to the State, at the price of purchase less accrued rentals. The
block across Adams Street and West of the South end of the



Capitol faces the front of the new office building which is
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and it seems appropriate that this block should be acquired
by the State, as a part of the Capitol Center, out of reserve
funds now in the hands of the Industrial Commission in its
Workmen's Compensation Division. These funds will be so
used with the full approval of the State officials concerned if
you enact legislative authority, which I strongly recommend.
The cost of this block, less one property not yet acquired, is
$74,435.00, less rentals.
The block immediately South of the Capitol and East of
the Supreme Court Building and the new office building is
perhaps the most important of all. The Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund feel that this block could be ap-
propriately purchased out of funds on hand in the Internal
Improvement Fund and will make such purchase, if you give
legislative authority, which I strongly recommend. The cost
The cost of this block, less one property not yet acquired, is
$91,837.00, less rentals.
I am also advised by the City authorities of Tallahassee that
the City stands ready to give to the State the short block
lying Southeast of the Capitol across Monroe Street and im-
mediately South of the Dixie Hotel, as a part of the proposed
Capitol Center. The State already owns the block lying
immediately South of the block just mentioned.
The approval of the entire project will, therefore, make
available three blocks facing the Capitol-two to the West
and one to the South-and two blocks adjacent on the
Southeast, which will allow for additional building in the
future and for attractive landscaping, under proper expert
advice, at the end of the war when the houses occupying
much of this area can be removed. I know of no other
way whereby these much-needed permanent objectives can be
attained than by following this course, which was initiated
prior to Pearl Harbor, under the urgent necessities then exist-
ing, and which has involved the City of Tallahassee in heavy
expenditures in assisting the State. I take this occasion to
express my very great appreciation of the generous and co-
operative attitude of the City and its officials, which, I believe,
is without parallel in the history of the State. I feel that
the people of the State would want me to express their
gratitude.
SEVENTH CENT GAS TAX
I call your attention to the urgent need to reenact the so-
called "seventh cent gas-tax Act" by which a seventh cent
of tax is imposed upon each gallon of gasoline, the proceeds
to be divided equally between the schools and the General
Revenue Fund. For years this has been a vital part of the
revenue of both the schools and the State, but it- has been
retained from session to session as an emergency measure
requiring reenactment by each Legislature. I respectfully rec-
ommend your reenactment of this measure as early as may
be possible in the session.
1941 TAX PROGRAM-SCHOOLS AND COUNTIES
You will recall that the 1941 tax program was based pri-
marily upon a series of recommendations made by the Tax
Inquiry Council of Florida, which had secured the advice and
assistance of the Brookings Institution. The program was in-
tended to set up a tax system stronger, fairer, and more
workable than the one under which we had existed. Full
cash valuation of property was an objective, together with
proportionate reductions in millage rates. In addition to fair
and uniform assessment, the program called for strict and
equitable collection of taxes and for bringing on the rolls
properties which had remained untaxed. I am glad to report
that, in my opinion, the 1941 tax laws have succeeded, to a
very large degree, in preventing in many counties the collapse
of local tax structures, which was a definite threat in 1941.
There has been, in general, a fairer distribution of the tax
burden and a larger percentage of tax payments, together
with a reduction of taxes on many thousands of properties.
The program has much more than justified the efforts of
those who labored so hard to build it. It covers the fields of
taxation of real property, tangible personal property, and in-
tangible personal property.
As would be expected in a program so far-reaching, many
developments in the course of actual administration of the
new tax laws have shown the need for amendments and
additions, most of which are minor. I am glad that we have
had the benefit of a detailed study of this subject by the Tax



Inquiry Council, which has continued its valuable services
to the State. We have likewise had the benefit of the recom-
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Clerks and County Commissioners, along with the recom-
mendations of the County School officials. These recom-
mendations have been supplemented by those of the State
Comptroller and the State Superintendent of Public Instruc-
tion. All of the officials named have responsibilities under
the 1941 tax laws. As a result of these studies and recom-
rlendations, the Tax Inquiry Council has prepared for your
consideration proposed Acts designed to accomplish changes
In the 1941 laws which have been found by experience to be
necessary or advisable. I strongly recommend your passage
of these proposed Acts. Among the most necessitous matters
covered in them is the provision which would authorize and
direct the State Comptroller to prescribe uniform standards
of values for assessing the various classes of property and,
likewise, to furnish manuals to the Assessors and other county
officials affected, illustrating how the laws and the standards
of values thereunder should be applied to property.
As I see it, the principal threat which has developed to
the successful establishment of the 1941 tax program on a
permanent basis has been the fact that, in some counties,
the schools have too greatly increased their budgets for
local operating revenue. The schools were intended to be
and have been the principal public beneficiaries of the new
tax program and I am sure that everyone who was interested
in the program expected that result and would have been
disappointed had it not been realized.. Difficulties have arisen
in less than a dozen counties, but they do, in my opinion,
call for corrective action by this Legislature if the program
and the good results which have flowed out of it to the
taxpayers as well as to all local units of government and art
to be safeguarded and retained. In the interest of preserving
these good results for all concerned, particularly to the schools,
I feel that frankness should be employed.
There are four counties from which grave complaint of
taxpayers has come to me, namely, Polk, Escambia, Dade and
Duval. An inspection of the statistics compiled by the State
Department of Education shows that the 1942-43 budget for
the operation of Polk County schools had increased $213,000
out of local county and district taxes as compared with
1940-41, the last year before the new tax program became
effective. This amounts to an increase of more than 60 per
cent in the total taxes levied for operation of schools in that
county this year over those for the year 1940-41. In Es-
cambia County the increase is $134,000, amounting to 57
per cent. In Dade County the increase is $863,000, amounting
to 52 per cent. In Duval County the increase is $519,000,
amounting to 52 per cent.
There are five other counties which have increased local
taxes for their school budgets this year in large amounts, both
in dollars and in percentage of increase, namely, Pinellas,
Hillsborough, Broward, Palm Beach and Volusia, though all
such increases are under 50 per cent. The total increase in
dollars for each of these counties is as follows: Pinellas,
$156,000; Hillsborough, $315,000; Broward, $74,000; Palm
Beach, $136,000; Volusia, $105,000. The amounts themselves
do not throw much light on the subject, but when I tell you
that the amount of increase in local school taxes this year in
the nine counties mentioned above, as compared with the
1940-41 level, was a grand total of $2,519,000, whereas all of
the other fifty-eight counties of the State showed a combined
increase of not quite $750,000, though every one of such
counties had an increase in school revenue resulting from the
1941 tax program, it is easy to see that the schools of these
nine counties have given just cause to their taxpayers to com-
plain and have claimed for themselves vastly greater benefits
from the 1941 tax program than have the other counties or
than was intended. Communications to me from taxpayers
advise that, in at least some of the nine counties mentioned
above, there is already under way a determined effort to
enlarge the school budgets again for the year 1943-44, requir-
ing even further increases of taxes paid by the local taxpayers.
A vast amount of apprehension has been created among the
citizens generally and likewise among those officials who are
charged with the duty of operating the counties and cities of the
State and who are required to look to ad valorem taxation for
large parts of their operating revenue. It seems to me that the
situation requires action by this Legislature to remove the dan-
ger of additional increases in taxes during the approaching bi-
ennium on the part of those counties which have already shown
the large increases which I have just noted. I believe that the



school authorities, the school patrons, and the taxpayers in
general will join in insisting that this tendency be curbed and
that the possibility of additional substantial raises during the
two difficult years which lie ahead should be removed. The



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schools themselves have more to gain by insisting upon such a
course than any other branch of government. Without such
remedial measures, the requirement of 100 per valuation will
face, in my judgment, certain collapse and the appreciable
benefits which have been obtained by the schools in all of the
other counties will be jeopardized.
Perhaps the most important benefit the schools have received
from the program has been the rise in salaries of teachers,
who have long been underpaid. Using the figures contained in
a compilation made by the State Department of Education,
I find that, in the last two years, only 14 counties have made
no increase in the pay of their teachers, 17 have granted
increases below 10 per cent, and 36 have granted their teachers
increases of 10 per cent or more, five allowing 20 per cent. I
note that the increases of teachers' salaries are by no means
limited to those counties which have made the greatest in-
creases in local taxation. On the contrary, many of the 36
counties which have increased teachers salaries by 10 per cent
or more did not add heavy new burdens on their taxpayers
under the 1941 laws. I would like to have seen the teachers
get, through improved salaries, a larger proportion of the
heavy increase of taxes in some counties than that which
has been allowed them. I would not want any action taken
by this Legislature to shut off those teachers who have not
been given adequate increases of salary from securing the
increases which they so badly need. I recognize the fact that,
in these war times, it is difficult enough at best to hold the
teachers in the schools when war industries and other busi-
nesses can offer them so much, and there is nothing-in the
program which I shall recommend which will prevent those
teachers whose needs have been recognized inadequately, or
not at all, from having the opportunity to secure improved pay
in the teaching profession.
Believing that the first problem is the temporary one, to
prevent undue increases in school budgets in the next two
years, in the counties which have enlarged their budgets so
greatly since 1941, and at the same time to permit reasonable
increases, if needed, in those counties which, up to now, have
not seen fit to increase their school taxes substantially, I
recommend strongly to you the amendment suggested by the
Tax Inquiry Council to Section 54 of the Real Property Tax
Law of 1941. In substance this amendment would keep the
duty of examining and approving the county school budgets
with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, who, as
to most counties, would be empowered, in his discretion, to
grant needed increases up to 5 per cent over the preceding
year. If any proposed increase should be for more than 5
per cent of the budget of the preceding year, the budget would
be submitted to the State Board of Education for approval.
In the case of those counties which have increased their school
budgets during the last two years by 20 per cent or more,
their budgets for each year in the coming biennium in which
any increase whatever is proposed would have to be submitted
for approval to the State Board of Education in the first
instance. I believe that this measure would take care of the
situation for the two years ahead.
In order to have greater security of taxpayers after this
biennium, it seems imperative that the constitutional ceiling
on millage for the operating revenue of public free schools
should be reduced by constitutional amendment. There are
now three constitutional provisions on school millage, all in
Article XII. Section 8 requires the levy of a county millage
of not less than three nor more than ten mills. Section 10
provides for the levy of a district millage of not more than
ten mills. Section 17 provides for the issuance of special tax
school district bonds and allows the levy of unlimited millage
to retire the bonds. This means that, as it now stands, the
Constitution permits the levy of village for schools more than
sufficient to consume the taxpaying capacity of property,
when it is assessed at full value. The continuance of this
situation will be a source of never-ending fear to taxpayers
as well as to the governing bodies of counties and cities and
a constant excuse for abandoning 100 per cent assessment.
It seems to me that the logical way to correct this condition
would be to submit to the people an amendment to repeal that
portion of Section 10, Article XII, which allows the levy and
collection of a district school tax of not more than ten mills.
This would not interfere with the biennial election of three
school trustees for each district to supervise the schools of
that district, but would simply cut out of the Constitution the



provision for levy and collection of the district school tax.
This would leave the ceiling on taxes for operation of schools
at ten mills and would leave unlimited millage for.the retire-
ment of school bonds. I feel that this amendment is particu-



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larly desirable because of the provisions now contained, and
which would be repealed, under which we have been holding,
all over the State every two years, hundreds of special school
district elections, at great expense and under a constitutional
requirement completely out of accord with the present phi-
losophy of this State. Some years ago we repealed the poll
tax requirement for voting and any of us can vote for Presi-
dent or for Governor or any other State or county official of
his choice without the payment of anything, whereas under
Section 10 of Article XII, as now written, one who participates
in the election of school trustees and the determination of
district millage must pay a tax on real or personal property.
For years I have thought it was a travesty to see the voters
required to produce tax receipts before they could vote at the
school district elections. Likewise, few will deny that these
elections have become about the most undemocratic operation
of our government, in that a mere handful of voters as a rule
participate in them. Further, the millage, as voted under the
present system, is generally far from uniform in the various
districts of a county, thus making this provision the largest
factor contributing to lack of uniformity in our schools. From
a table compiled by the State Department of Education, I note
that Calhoun County has seven different levels of millage in
its eleven districts, extending from two to seven mills. Jackson
County has seven levels, from two mills to ten. Manatee and
Suwannee Counties each have eight different levels of millage,
and so I could continue to quote from what is the most con-
fusing and hopelessly unsystematic part of our whole picture
of school finance. I think it has already existed too long.
Before concluding the discussion of this proposed consti-
tutional amendment, I want it clearly understood that it will
not cure all the evils now present, but that it will make it
easy to cure them by statutory means in 1945, without leaving
in existence either the present extreme nonuniformity or the
deep-rooted fear which results from the excessive and un-
needed ceilings on school taxation as now provided by the
Constitution. Most of the counties are not levying upto oten
mills now and will not need to levy up to that figure. Indeed
they will require further legislation after this biennium to
restrict them through better budget control, based on the
experience of the two years we have already had and the
approaching two years. There are a small number of counties
which will be unable to maintain schools on a reasonable
level with the State help of $800 a teacher unit, and their
own funds, after levying the full ten mills, on account of their
poverty, their loss of taxes from the great tracts of their land
bought by the Federal government, or their excessive debts
incurred in the past. To protect the rights of the children to
get a reasonable education in these relatively few counties,
most of them quite small, I feel sure that the people of this
State will approve a statute setting up a stabilization pool out
of the State school funds, for use solely in those counties which
are not able to attain minimum standards as set by the Legis-
lature. If the time were ripe at this session for such a statute,
it would only be necessary to allow for such a stabilization
pool 3 per cent, or at most 4 per cent, of the amount appro-
priated by the State for public schools and I am sure the
people of the populous and more prosperous areas of the
State would always approve such a measure for such a proper
purpose. A continuation of the present condition will simply
mean the probable breakdown of the 1941 tax system with
its beneficial results, particularly to schools, and the continu-
ation of the starving-out process which has been going on in
the schools of some of the less prosperous areas of the State
for many years. Now is the time to attempt the solution of
this problem and I, therefore, strongly recommend the sub-
mission by you of the constitutional amendment which I have
outlined.
In order to assure the carrying out of the intention of the
amendment immediately, if it should be adopted by the people
in 1944, I recommend that, in the event you submit the amend-
ment, you likewise pass an Act amending those sections of the
School Code which provide for the biennial district elections
in conformity with the present constitutional provision, said
Act to become effective January 1, 1945, in the event the con-
stitutional amendment should be adopted by the people. In
order to save a great deal of school money as well as to have
a more representative number of citizens participate in the



election of district trustees, I suggest that the amendatory
Act just mentioned include a provision under which the bien-
nial school district elections will be held at the same times
and places as the general elections, and with the same election
officials, but under provisions to prevent the nomination of
candidates for trustee by political parties and to require the



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to be paid out in unemployment benefits after the war should
be built to much larger proportions than we now have. Un-
employment is almost sure to plague us when labor and indus-
try seek to readjust themselves from war production to the
pursuits of peace and there is no stronger insurance against
an utter breakdown of purchasing power during this period
of readjustment than a large unemployment compensation
pool. Because the amount of the present unemployment com-
pensation pool is much larger than it has ever been in the



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qualification of candidates for trustee by petition as now
provided.
The provision for budgetary control in the next two years,
suggested by the Tax Inquiry Council as an amendment to
Section 54 of the Real Property Tax Act of 1941, is just as
binding on County Commissioners and other budget mak-
ing bodies as it is on the County School Boards, with
identical provisions, except that the Comptroller and the State
Budget Board are the supervising State agencies. I particu-
larly congratulate the Comptroller and the several Boards of
County Commissioners of the State on the fact that their
combined county operating budgets in 1941-42 and also in
1942-43 show an actual and increasing reduction below the
1940-41 level.
INTANGIBLE TAXES
In my opinion the present ceiling of five mills allowed by
the Constitution for intangible taxation operates largely to
destroy the value of our constitutional prohibition against
State income taxes. For instance, a five mill tax on a bond
paying 4 per cent interest would amount to an income tax of
121/2 per cent without any exemptions. I do not feel that the
ceiling should be reduced to the present tax rate of one mill,
because the State has already cut itself off from several valu-
able sources of revenue so that, in time of emergency, it might
be hard pressed to find a reasonable place to turn for neces-
sary funds. I do feel, however, that the reduction of the ceiling
from five mills to two mills would allow for increasing the
tax, if grave emergencies should require, and at the same time
would give to the owners of intangibles greater security
against excessive taxation than they now have. I believe it
would promote the permanent welfare of the State for the
Constitution to be amended so as to reduce the ceiling for
intangible taxation from five mills to two mills, and I so
recommend.
The Tax Inquiry Council has suggested several minor changes
in the present intangible tax statute which I approve and
recommend.
I also call to your attention the fact that the budget pre-
pared by the State Budget Commission, includes a suggested
appropriation under which the State Comptroller would have
the funds with which to handle directly from his office and
through members of his official personnel, the enforcement of
delinquent intangible tax collections. I approve this suggested
appropriation and the purpose of its enactment. I feel that
the Comptroller has done a good job during the last biennium
in collecting delinquent intangibles through the only method
available to him, in the absence of an appropriation for the
purpose, and this recommended step should aid him materially.
PLANNING FOR POST-WAR PROBLEMS
The greater part of this wartime message has dealt, as it
should, with legislation under which, in my opinion, the State
and its people will be enabled to make their maximum con-
tribution to the winning of the war. In some instances such
recommended legislation deals with factors which are directly
involved in the war effort, but in most cases the connection
with the war effort is indirect, in that the legislation is
designed to give greater economic strength and stability to
our State, county and local governments, greater confidence
to our citizens in the soundness and efficiency of their govern-
nMent and in the future of our State, greater ability to the
average citizen to carry the heavy load of Federal taxation,
and higher spirit to face the many burdens of wartime exist-
ence. Most of this latter class of recommendations which bear
indirectly, though vitally, on the war effort look forward like-
wise to the period after the war, since laws which sustain
our independent ability to carry on satisfactorily the neces-
sary functions of government under war conditions should
constitute an even stronger foundation when peace has come.
I wish to make a separate group of recommendations, however,
constituting a partial program to meet the problems that may
fall heavily upon our State immediately after the war has
ceased. They are as follows:
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past-it was 22/2 million dollars on April 1-there are some
who are now suggesting that the experience rating credit be
increased so that the payroll tax may be reduced in many
cases below the present minimum rate of 1.7 per cent. I
believe that such a policy would be short-sighted and dan-
gerous. We must not forget that our war industries have at
work here many thousands of workers who are from outside
of Florida and who will be difficult to place immediately in
our peacetime industries. I have heard few employers complain
of the present minimum tax rate and I think most of them are
happy that the Legislature of 1941 lived up to the original com-
mitment of 1937 and set up experience rating credits. Those 2702
employers who had records for affording steady employment
to their workers were allowed, in 1942, a saving of $2,053,000
against their payroll taxes, and I find most of those with
whom I have talked, pleased at this reduction and not expect-
ing more under prevailing wartime conditions. I strongly
recommend against any present enlargment of the experience
rating credit.
(2) It is my recommendation that as large a reserve as
possible be built up for road construction after the war. Under
the present reduced gas-tax revenues this reserve will be all
too small at best. I have already discussed the positive need
for allowing the present surplus of $3,000,000 held by the
State Road Department for road construction in 30 counties,
to be available for investment in short time securities covered
by the gas-tax amendment. I have likewise mentioned the
similar need for making available any surplus in the general
road funds derived from the 4 cent tax on gasoline to help
maintain the road bond structure through the war period.
I now call to your attention that a double purpose will be
served by both of these measures, for in each case gas-tax
funds now on hand and coming in during the war, which may
not be used under war restrictions, will become available
shortly after the war for intensified road construction. There
is no other class of public works which affords so large an
outlet for labor as does road construction. Furthermore, prac-
tically all the materials can be produced by industries in our
State. In addition, the work will be sadly needed on a road
system already showing, in many places, the wear and tear
of war traffic. I do not need to tell you that our trunk system
of highways has never been completed. There is no other
field of public works providing such an opportunity for simul-
taneous and heavy employment in many parts of the State.
From every point of view it seems to me we would be woefully
lacking in vision if we should consider seriously any other
course than that which would enable us to resume, as quickly
as possible after the war, the largest road building program
within our reach. It is my fear that with all our best efforts
such a program will be, because of the reduction of revenue,
smaller than we shall need. I strongly recommend against
the diversion of gas tax revenues to any purpose other than
the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges, the
"acquisition and freeing of toll bridges, and the temporary use
of such revenues in helping to support the road bond struc-
ture which rests upon the gax-tax amendment.
(3) The biennial budget which was recommended to you
by the State Budget Commission did not contain any items
for construction of buildings. Most of the buildings approved
by the 1941 Legislature were not built, as the building pro-
gram abruptly terminated after Pearl Harbor. While some
of the building program will continue on a permissive basis,
to be reached any time that funds are available-as in the
case of the South wing of the Capitol and the addition to the
Supreme Court Building-most of the building items were
contained in the General Appropriation Act of 1941 and their
legislative authorization will cease on June 30, 1943. I recom-
mend, therefore, that a separate Appropriation Bill be enacted
at this session covering the building program which will
lapse on June 30, and other building items, if any, that
are now necessary. This bill should put the construction on
a permissive basis, to be accomplished when funds are avail-
able and construction permitted. I believe that such a pro-
gram would constitute a reservoir or backlog of public works
for after-the-war construction. Funds already exist for some
of this construction, as in the case of trust funds for dormi-
tories at one or more of the institutions of higher learning.
Likewise, self-liquidating loans are available on desirable
terms to finance a large part of the construction cost of some
buildings at the colleges. Likewise, the resumption of horse
racing may free for use funds which will now have to be used
to support the activities which are customarily dependent on



racing money.
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revenue received by the State last year from racing was almost
$4,400,000. Present figures indicate a loss from this source
of about $3,500,000, of which $2,000,000 is lost to the old age
assistance fund and the rest is lost to the counties on an
equal basis. This loss to the counties is of varying degrees of
importance, being relatively unimportant to the large counties



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tees of the Internal Improvement Fund to deed for National
Park purposes without cost any Murphy Act lands now held
by them within the area of the proposed Everglades National
Park. Ample authority already exists to give other State lands in
that area and to acquire private and school lands by exchange.
We are working to complete the dedication and acceptance of
the Everglades National Park so that it will be available for
immediate development after the war. Aside from all other
important aspects of the Park, it would constitute a large
development project requiring the employment of many men.
(5) Counties and cities should be authorized and encour-
aged to set up reserves for post-war public works subject to
careful safeguards. As far as I know, there has been prepared
no suggested legislation on the subject but I am advised by
the Council of State Governments that several State Legis-
latures which have met recently have enacted legislation in
this field. I have requested specific information on the subject
and shall transmit to your appropriate committees such data
as I may receive.
REVENUE
I wish now,to discuss the fiscal condition of the State, which
is the most important matter before this Legislature. In order
to get a clear picture of the situation, I shall call attention to
the items of revenue in which any substantial loss or gain
has been established during this biennium.

LOSSES SUSTAINED
1. Ad valorem tax: Beginning with the tax year 1941, the
constitutional provision taking the State out of the field of
ad valorem taxation began to operate. In the year 1940-41,
the revenue of the State from this source, including collections
and redemptions, was $1,745,000. In the year 1941-42 this
was reduced to $347,000, from redemptions only, and in the
current year collections have been only $130,000 to March 1,
thus indicating that we can expect no substantial revenue
from this source in the future.
2. Gasoline tax: In 1942, due to war restrictions, gasoline
consumption fell off about 25 per cent, creating a loss of over
$7,000,000 below receipts in 1941. Of this amount, only
slightly over $1,000,000 was lost to operating revenue reflected
in the proceeds of the seventh cent tax which goes equally
to General Revenue and to the schools. It seems now reason-
able to expect this loss to increase for the present year to
40 per cent below 1941 collections.
3. Auto tags: In 1942 the total number of tags issued was
544,493, which was a reduction of 49,325 tags, or about 8.3
per cent from the number issued in 1941. That this loss will
continue in about the same ratio is indicated by the report
of the Motor Vehicle Commissioner showing revenue through
March 31, 1943, to be reduced by $648,000, or 7.6 per cent,
from receipts to the same date a year ago.
4. Gross Receipts Tax: The gross receipts tax was repealed
in 1941, which meant an annual loss of slightly more than
$1,900,000. An attempt to offset this loss was made by adding
$5.00 to the price of license tags on most passenger cars which
would have offset the loss in full but for the disappearance of
over 49,000 cars in 1942, as has been noted. Due to the smaller
number of cars licensed, the actual increase in tag revenue
in 1942 was $1,271,000 above that of 1941, thus failing to offset
the loss of the gross receipts tax by more than $600,000. This
loss is increasing materially this year.
5. Documentary Stamp Tax: Largely due to the halt of
installment sales of cars, radios, frigidaires, etc., the docu-
mentary stamp tax revenue has fallen off about $300,000 from
the 1940-41 level.
6. Murphy Act Sales: Sales of Murphy Act lands netted to
the State in 1941-42 $415,000 and will reach about $200,000 this
year, as contrasted with $770,000 from that source in 1940-41.
7. Occupational License Taxes: A material loss in occupa-
tional license taxes is being felt this year in an amount not
yet determined. This results naturally from the closing of
many businesses and the entrance into the armed forces of
many professional men. Other minor losses have been sus-
tained in some of the smaller sources of revenue.
8. Racing Taxes: The ban on pleasure driving halted
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with large budgets, but-of almost tragic seriousness to about
half of the counties whose local budgets depend for much of
their revenue-from 40 per cent to 80 per cent-upon this
racing fund. The blow is made even more serious by the fact
that, in many counties, especially the poorer ones, much or
all of the racing revenue, goes to the schools.
GAINS NOTED
1. Auto tags: The history of the added $5.00 fee on pas-
senger car tags has already been related. The increased rev-
enue failed to offset losses from repeal of the gross receipts
tax by more than $600,000.
2. Inventory Tax: The 1941 inventory tax against mer-
chants netted to the State $317,000 in 1941-42. This year it
is doing a little better.
3. Levy of 3 Per Cent Against Special Funds: The 3 per
cent levy enacted in 1941 against special funds will have pro-
duced an average in this biennium of nearly a million dollars
a year. This amount will be reduced in the next biennium
by the falling off of revenue from racing, the gasoline tax,
auto tag sales, beverage taxes, and other items covered by this
levy. This particular tax has been of great assistance during
this biennium in helping the General Revenue Fund without
materially hurting any of the special activities.
4. Intangible Tax: The intangible tax shows a slight de-
crease in 1941-42, insofar as the State is concerned, because
of the fact that the counties began to receive one-quarter
of the proceeds. In the current year there will be a substan-
tial increase in the State's part of this fund above the whole
amount collected in 1940-41, which increase I estimate at
about $300,000.
5. Public Utilities Tax and Insurance Premium Tax: There
have been small increases in revenues received from the public
utilities tax and the insurance premium tax which will ap-
parently reach this year a total of about $200,000.
6. Beverage Tax: The biggest single increase in State
revenue has been in the beverage tax. In 1941-42 this tax
produced $700,000 above the preceding year and in the cur-
rent year it appears that there will be an added increase of
around $1,500,000. I am advised by the Beverage Commis-
sioner that there has been a noticeable reduction in recent
months in the rate of this increase and that an actual reduc-
tion in collections must be expected soon-probably by June,
the last month in this fiscal year--due to diminished stocks
and the inability to manufacture more. How great a reduc-
tion we must anticipate for the approaching biennium is
uncertain, but it will be heavy.
7. The second largest increase in State revenue has been
from the estate tax. Last year proceeds from this source in-
creased by $1,000,000 above those of 1940-41. This year they
are apparently somewhat reduced, but will remain as much as
$500,000 above the 1940-41 level. The amount this tax will
produce in any given year is, of course, unpredictable.
In striking a balance between losses and gains in revenue
sustained during the last biennium, it is clear that, entirely
aside from the loss in racing revenue, the State has had to
adjust its operations sharply downward this year in order to
bring them within the funds available, which has been done.
All charges against the General Revenue Fund, the various
welfare funds, and the School Teachers Salary Fund are paid
in full to date and we shall enter the new biennium on July 1
with all bills paid and with a small balance in the General
Revenue Fund which I think, will enable us to continue to
operate with economy out of available revenue, provided legis-
lative expenses are held to a minimum, appropriations are
kept within the recommendations of the State Budget Com-
mission, andt no further burdens are placed upon the sources
of revenue on which the State is now operating. In short, I
believe we can adjust our operations to meet all losses sus-
tained, except the loss in racing revenue, though this will
be a difficult task.
CREDIT DUE
At this time I think it is due to the members of the Cabinet
and of the little Cabinet, and to the other heads of depart-
ments to say that, in my opinion, they have done a fine job
in operating the State and keeping it on the black side of the



ledger in administering the constructive program enacted by
the 1941 Legislature. No Governor ever had more capable or
more loyal associates. Let us not forget that unpaid bills, in
excess of $1,700,000 against the General Revenue Fund were on
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office. These bills have been paid and the operations of the
State and all of its major activities have been placed and kept
on a current basis, as they now are. On April 1 there was a
balance of $777,000 in the General Revenue Fund after the
payment of all bills which had been presented. I also call to
your attention four new and valuable activities created by the
1941 Legislature, all of which have been maintained, as fol-
lows: The State Defense Council, the State Parole Commis-
sion, the Council for the Blind, and the Florida Economic Ad-
vancement Council. Besides this, the Teachers Retirement
Fund was placed in active operation by making the State
appropriation available beginning July 1, 1941. The claim
bills of the 1941 Legislature were paid along with some of such
bills from the 1939 session. More than $200,000 worth of past
due bills of the Florida National Exhibit were paid and the
purchase of free school books, which had been necessarily
held at a very low level in the two preceding years, was re-
newed and placed on an adequate basis involving the expen-
diture of $1,000,000 during these two years. The State Budget
Commission, in view of unexpected losses sustained due to
the war, has had to act constantly in the reduction of activ-
ities in order to keep the budget balanced.
NEW REVENUE NEEDED
I realize that it is going to be a much harder job to main-
tain this condition during the next two years, but under the
program outlined in this message I believe that this result
can be accomplished and the road bonds likewise administered
in a sound way, if the various revenue sources now coming to
the State are left undisturbed and if, in addition, this Legis-
lature supplies new revenue in the amount of $3,500,000, which
course I strongly recommend. I do not think that it will be
possible to operate the State soundly or to make available
money to replace the revenue which has been lost from the
race tracks or to supply the additional funds recommended
for Aid to Dependent Children unless you make available,
from a new source or sources, additional revenue in the
amount named. I realize that this will still leave a most dif-
ficult task to the State Budget Commission and the heads
of the several State Departments, and I also realize that unex-
pected developments occasioned by the war may upset the best
plans which can be laid. At the same time, I reiterate my
hope and belief that we shall be able to carry on effectively
with the additional revenue mentioned.
ECONOMY ESSENTIAL
I recognize the fact that, to accomplish this result, the
soundest economy will have to be practiced, not only by
yourselves in the making of appropriations, but also by those
who administer the State government after you have ad-
journed. I fully believe that you will show your desire for
economy by the nature of the appropriations you will make,
which I recommend be kept at the minimum sufficient to
maintain the necessary functions of government. _I hardly
think it necessary to state that those, who have been respon-
sible for operating the State these two and one-half years at
a level several million of dollars below the conservative appro-
priations of the 1941 Legislature, will attack the administrative
problem that lies ahead with the same spirit of economy.
WHAT NEW FUNDS WILL DO
This new revenue will supply the $2,000,000 most urgently
"needed to carry on the present program for the aged and
blind and to add about $2.75 per month, on the average, to
the benefit payments. It will supply the new $300,000 to sup-
plement the program for Aid to Dependent Children, leaving
that program still more than a million dollars short of filling
the need, and it will make good to the counties and schools
their losses from racing revenue, without which many of them
will be faced with serious hardship and even threatened col-
lapse.
PROPOSED NEW TAX
In meeting the need for new revenue, I hope that you will
see that no new demands are made upon those industries,
which in a sense are war casualties in that their ability to
continue operations has been gravely affected by the war.
I likewise strongly urge that any new revenue measure be of
such a tried and established nature, approved by actual expe-



rience elsewhere and found to be endurable by the industry
affected, that the revenue produced under it will be relatively
certain in amount.
The State Planning Board has made a careful study of the
various taxes imposed by other states within the field of
taxation permitted by our Constitution and which have shown














by actual operation and ability to produce relatively certain
sums of money without doing great injury to the industries
and citizens upon whom they are imposed. A large amount
of data has been accumulated and compiled which is avail-
able to your Committees on Finance and Taxation.
I realize that the selection of a new source of revenue is
ultimately a joint responsibility which I must share with you.
Approaching the matter from this point of view, I feel that
it is nothing less than my duty to at least communicate to
you now what, in my opinion, is the most available source of
revenue under the principles which I have just stated.
I strongly believe that the best available source is a cigarette
tax of the same size as that levied in our two neighbor states,
Georgia and Alabama, that is a tax of 11/2 mills per cigarette
or 3c on a package of twenty, but 2c on a package of ten.
I think that such a tax will meet our needs. No tax on cigars
or pouch tobacco is involved. I want to make it perfectly
plain that in 1940 I went on record specifically against this
tax. I was outspokenly against any additional tax as I did
not believe additional taxes were necessary. I helped to kill
a proposal for this tax in the 1941 session and wish that
neither this nor any other tax were a necessity now. I suspect
that any of you who ran for office in 1940 are probably in the
same situation as I am, since none of us could at that time
foresee the utter collapse of many of our customary sources of
revenue which has come as a result of the war. But nothing
can becloud the fact that the war has broken down or de-
stroyed sources of public revenue which were regarded as
most dependable, and we are now confronted with the neces-
sity of finding new revenue or else permitting vital public
functions to suffer and aged citizens and dependent children
go without help which the State alone can give them. In such
a situation, I feel it to be my duty to act and I know that
many of you feel likewise.
I have surveyed the field carefully with the best aid that I
could secure, and it is my considered belief that the cigarette
tax is the most certain and dependable one now available to
us and that its imposition will do the smallest amount of
injury. Every other Southeastern State, save North Carolina,
already has this tax and it has not proved hurtful to our
sister States nor destructive to business in those States. Some
of those States produce much more cigarette tobacco than
does Florida. The cigarette industry is not in any sense a war
casualty, but to the contrary has in this area a greatly en-
larged number of customers, consisting of service men and
war workers who are not a part of our permanent population.
Much of the cigarette business now handled in the State,
consisting of that large part which serves the armed forces
in their own camps and air fields, would not be subject to our
State tax. Three products have, in the tax experience of the
States and the Nation, shown their ability to carry heaviest
taxation without destruction, namely, gasoline, liquor, and
cigarettes. We already tax the first two of these products in
Florida at the highest rates. We have never, so far, imposed
a State tax on cigarettes, but there is nothing now to keep
us from profiting by the experience of our sister States who
are drawing heavily, and successfully, upon this business for
their wartime revenue. It is my suggestion that the tax be
imposed as an emergency measure, for the biennium only, and
that its proceeds shall g to the General Revenue Fund. I
make this statement of my own preference in this vital matter
in the effort to be helpful to you. If there is some other tax
that can be imposed with equally certain and adequate results
and without harmfully affecting the future of our State or
the continued prosperous existence of the industry taxed, I
shall be more than glad to hear it.
CONCLUSION
And now I wish to express to the Presiding Officers and mem-
bers of both Senate and the House of Representatives my own
deep appreciation appreciation, and that of the people of Florida for the
unusually thorough preparations which you have made prior
to the actual convening of this critical Session. Your Com-
mittee Chairmen have long been named. In many instances
the Committees themselves have been set up and have studied
the important tasks which confront you. I am particularly
grateful for your long-announced plan to shorten, if possible,
the length of the Session, thus effecting substantial financial
saving and other excellent results. I think that these well-
considered preparations are in keeping with the seriousness of
the times and that they have already created great public
confidence in you and in the quality of the work which you



will accomplish.
In the effort to do my full part in this important undertak-



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ing I have already sent to the Senate all of the nominations of
the 1942 primaries, as well as the names of those officials whom
I have appointed, since the last session, to posts which require
senatorial confirmation. I have likewise sent to the Senate
the files in the cases of the several local officials whom I have
felt it my duty to suspend from office. The Secretary of State
advises me that he has already submitted to you those Acts of
the 1941 Session which were vetoed after adjournment. The
State Budget Commission gave exhaustive study to the Budget
which has been placed in your hands at an unusually early
date. In the effort to aid you to shorten and simplify your
procedure, certain advisory opinions were requested of the
Supreme Court, and the opinions rendered by the Court should
be helpful to you. Many citizens have given freely of their
time and effort, as in the cases of the Tax Inquiry Council,
the Children's Advisory Code Committee, the State-wide Pub-
lic Health Committee, and other well-qualified groups in the
fields of Public Health, the State Welfare Program, Civilian
Defense, local Bonded Indebted and others. I am sure that
I speak for all of us when I sincerely thank these citizens for
their unselfish service. Proposed measures, covering the vari-
ous recommendations mentioned in this message, have been
drawn for your consideration.
At this time, I must make it wholly clear that these ac-
tivities, on the part of the Executive Department and in co-
operation with other Departments and citizens, have been
founded entirely on our desire to render patriotic service, in
these critical times, to you and to the State and Nation. I
have full confidence that every member of this body is deeply
moved by the same desire to do your utmost to render the
best and most inspired public service within your power. No
less devotion could be expected in the hearts of true Ameri-
cans at this hour of crisis. And so, I hardly think I need say
to you-certainly not to those with whom I have had the
honor to serve as a colleague in the Legislatures from 1933
to 1939, nor to those who served as members of the outstand-
ing 1941 Legislature-that I fully respect your patriotic zeal
and recognize it to be your clear duty to take only those
courses of action which commend themselves to your inde-
pendent judgment and conviction as being sound, necessary
and best calculated to meet the needs of our people. I shall
do my utmost to be helpful to you, not only personally but
also through my Executive Secretary, Mr. Ralph Davis, and
my Legislative Secretary, Mr. Campbell Thornal. Not only
our time and energy, but also the entire facilities of our office
and our office force, are at your command. I am sure that
the same statement applies to every member of the Cabinet,
every department head and every other State servant here
at Tallahassee. All of us realize the heavy responsibility which
rests on your shoulders at this critical time. I, too, feel the
weight of that same responsibility, along with you, and I am
sure that we all owe and will give each otherthe t utmost of
frankness, sincerity and cordial cooperation in order that the
service which we may jointly render may not fall short of the
expectations of our people.
It is, and will continue to be, my earnest hope and prayer
that Divine Guidance may be always present during nvo l r..
liberations. May your adjournment mark the attainment not
only of adequate means to maintain our government at all
levels and to protect and serve all of our citizens during these
war days, but also of lasting objectives of great value to our
beloved State as it emerges from the war into peaceful years
when we should go forward progressively to attain a pros-
perity more permanent, a security more lasting, and a future
more bright than anything the free people of Florida have
yet been able to attain or envision.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IN THE CHAIR
The President of the Senate announced that the joint as-
sembly would dissolve and the Senate resume its session in the
Senate Chamber.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:56 P.M.
The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey,
Baker, Barefield. Baughman. Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger,
Boynton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd7
Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clem-



ent, Cobb, Collins Commander, Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft,
Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham,
Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hen-
dry, Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane,



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Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald,
McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson,
Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales,
Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith
(Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas
(Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns),
Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky,
Yaeger-94.
A quorum present.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
committees:
STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE
FOR THE SESSION OF 1943
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE
Getzen, Chairman; Bryant, Vice-Chairman; Andrews, Ayers,
Beasley, Beck Brackin, Burwell, Commander, Davis, Inman,
Peavy, Peeples, Sanchez, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), West.
COMMITTEE OF AMERICANISM
Commander, Chairman; Collins, Vice-Chairman; Baughman'.
Cobb, Holland, Smith (Polk).
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, GENERAL
Dowda, Chairman; Crofton, Vice-Chairman; Bailey, Branch,
Byrd, Carlton (St. Lucie), Clark, Cobb, Davis, Dugger, Graves,
Hodges, Jenkins, McMullen, Nesmith, Parker, Peters, Thomas
(Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), West.
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, SPECIAL
McDonald, Chairman; Ayers, Vice-Chairman; Avriett, Beas-
ley, Bizzell, Bollinger, Carlton (Duval), Crews, Floyd, Getzen,
Hancock, Inman, Lane, Lewis, Scales, Smith (Polk), Usina,
Walker, Yaeger.
COMMITTEE ON AVIATION
Polk County No. 3, Chairman; Baughman, Vice-Chairman;
Collins, Gautier, Inman, Nilsson, Stewart (Lee), Troxler.
COMMITTEE ON BANKS AND LOANS
Stewart (Hendry), Chairman; Kelly, Vice-Chairman; Cook,
Crary, Dugger, Hodges, Holland, Jenkins, Leaird, Lewis, Mar-
tin, Papy, Scales, Scofield, Smith (Polk), Taylor, Walker.
COMMITTEE ON BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS
Carlton (St. Lucie), Chairman; Sanchez, Vice-Chairman;
Beck, Dowda, Hodges, Jenkins, Lane, McMullen, Rivers.

COMMITTEE ON CANALS AND DRAINAGE
Beck, Chairman; Peeples, Vice-Chairman; Bronson, Carl-
ton (St. Lucie), Graves, Hendry, Kelly.

COMMITTEE ON CENSUS AND APPORTIONMENT
Ayers, Chairman; Cobb, Vice-Chairman; Baker, Beck, Davis.
Hodges, Lane, Leaird, McKendree, Sanchez, Troxler, Usina,
Yaeger.
COMMITTEE ON CITIES AND TOWNS
Johnson, Chairman; Livingston, Vice-Chairman; Bollinger,
Clement, Crews, Gautier, Hancock, Hendry, Inman, Jenkins,
MIurray, Rivers, Sanchez, Taylor, Thomas (Escambia), Troxler,
Tarner (Levy), Walker, Yaeger.
COMMITTEE ON CITRUS FRUITS
Graves, Chairman; Smith (Polk), Vice-Chairman; Bryant,
Burwell, Carlton (St. Lucie), Clement, Cobb, Crofton, Curtis,
Dowda, Livingston, Mann, McDonald, Nilsson, Peters, Taylor,
Thomas (Lake), Williams.

COMMITTEE ON CLAIMS
Scales, Chairman; Thomas (Escambia), Vice-Chairman;
Bailey, Carlton (Duval), Clark, Cobb, Crary, Dugger, Dunham,
Fuqua, Leaird, Martin, Smith (Polk), Yaeger.
COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION
Bollinger, Chairman; Stewart (Lee), Vice-Chairman; Baugh-
man, Carlton (St. Lucie), Mann, Nilsson.

COMMITTEE ON CONSERVATION
Hendry, Chairman; Floyd, Vice-Chairman; Bailey, Baker,



Brackin, Branch, Kelly, Lane, McKendree, Nesmith, Papy, Tur-
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COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Jenkins, Chairman; Murray, Vice-Chairman; Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beck, Bizzell, Boynton, Crary, Fuqua, Gautier,
Leedy, Lewis, McMullen, Parker, Peavy, Scales, Wiseheart.
COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICIALS
Sanchez, Chairman; Taylor, Vice-Chairman; Avriett, Bare-
field, Croft, Crofton, Delegal, Hancock, McMullen Parker,
Thomas (Escambia), Turner (Levy), West.
COMMITTEE ON COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS
Peavy, Chairman; Curtis, Vice-Chairman; Barefield, Bryant,
Byrd, Murray, Nilsson.
COMMITTEE ON COUNTY ROADS AND BRIDGES
Hodges, Chairman; Croft, Vice-Chairman; Andrews, Bare-
field, Stewart (Lee);
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION "A"
[Thomas (Lake), Chairman; Baker, Vice-Chairman; Bollin-
ger, Boynton, Carter, Clark, Crofton, Delegal, Dugger, Graves,
Holland, Mann, McDonald, Middleton, Peters, Smith (Polk),
West, Yaeger.
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION "B"
Wotitzky, Chairman; Stewart (Lee), Vice-Chairman; Bailey,
Beasley, Cook, Curtiv Getzen, Livingston, Parker, Polk County
No. 3, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Seminole), Thomas (Escam-
bia).
COMMITTEE ON EFFICIENCY
Davis, Chairman; Lane, Vice-Chairman; Bailey, Beasley,
Bollinger, Delegal, Dunham, Peavy, Wiseheart.

COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS
Cobb, Chairman; Byrd, Vice-Chairman; Baker, Baughman,
Bryant, Graves, Thomas (Escambia).

COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Beasley, Chairman; Bizzell, Vice-Chairman; Carlton (St.
Lucie), Dugger, Murray.
COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Middleton, Chairman; Barefield, Vice-Chairman; Andrews,
Bryant, Croft, Dugger, Mann, Wotitzky.

COMMITTEE OF EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS
Clement, Chairman; Crofton, Vice-Chairman; Crews, Leaird,
Lewis, Murray, Thomas (Escambia), Walker, Wotitzky.
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND TAXATION
Leedy, Chairman; Hendry, Vice-Chairman; Brackin, Bur-
well, Collins, Crary, Crews, Crofton, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier,
Graves, Harris, Holland, Johnson, Kelly, Martin, Murray,
Rivers, Sanchez, Scales.
COMMITTEE ON FISH AND GAME
Dunham, Chairman; Branch, Vice-Chairman; Beasley, Bur-
well, Clement, Curtis, Delegal, Kelly, Leedy, Livingston, Peeples,
Shivers, Stewart (Hendry), Yaeger.

COMMITTEE ON FORESTRY
West, Chairman; Parker, Vice-Chairman; Boynton, Bronson,
Byrd, Hancock, Holland, Lewis, McKendree, Nesmith, Rivers,
Scales, Smith (Jackson), Turner (Levy), Williams.
COMMITTEE ON HOTELS AND INNKEEPERS
Bizzell, Chairman; Kelly, Vice-Chairman; Carlton (Duval),
Crary, Curtis, Peters, Shivers, Stewart (Hendry), Walker,
West.
COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIES
Nilsson, Chairman; Holland, Vice-Chairman; Peeples, Smith
(Jackson).
COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE
Harris, Chairman; Carlton (Duval), Vice-Chairman; Cook,
Jenkins, Leedy, Lewis, Nilsson, Scales, Shivers, Stewart (Hen-



dry), Wiseheart, Yaeger.
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY "A"
Wiseheart, Chairman; Polk County No. 3, Vice-Chairman;
Bailey, Beck, Clement, Cook, Crary, Crews, Crofton, Johnson,
Leaird, Lewis, Martin, Parker, Walker, West.














COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY "B"
Murray, Chairman; Peters, Vice-Chairman; Avriett, Beas-
ley, Bollinger, Burwell, Carlton (Duval), Dowda, Floyd, Harris,
Hodges, Livingston, McDonald, Rivers, Sanchez, Troxler.
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY "C"
Scofield, Chairman; McMullen, Vice-Chairman; Baker, Byrd,
Gautier, Getzen.
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY "D"
Fuqua, Chairman; Brackin, Vice-Chairman; Ayers, Leedy,
Yaeger.
COMMITTEE ON JOURNAL
Gautier, Chairman; Mann, Vice-Chairman; Curtis, Harris,
Middleton.
COMMITTEE ON LABOR
Martin, Chairman; Johnson, Vice-Chairman; Bailey, Bol-
linger, Crews, Dowda, Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Hendry, Inman,
Jenkins, Lane, Lewis, Polk County No. 3, Scales, Stewart (Lee),
Turner (Levy).
COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE EXPENSE
Yaeger, Chairman; Carter, Vice-Chairman; Cobb, Hancock,
McMullen, Nilsson, Stewart (Hendry).
COMMITTEE ON LIVESTOCK
Clark, Chairman; Bronson, Vice-Chairman; Andrews,
Baughman, Commander, Croft, Davis, Delegal, Hancock, Mc-
Kendree, Peeples, Rivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk),
Taylor, Turner (Levy), Williams.
COMMITTEE ON LOBBYING
Carlton (Duval), Chairman; Bryant, Vice-Chairman;
Branch, Curtis, Thomas (Lake).
COMMITTEE ON LUMBER AND NAVAL STORES
Croft, Chairman; Boynton, Vice-Chairman; Carter, Holland,
Nesmith, Stewart (Lee).
COMMITTEE ON MOTOR VEHICLES AND CARRIERS
Bailey, Chairman; Gautier, Vice-Chairman; Avriett, Brackin,
Clark, Collins, Crofton, Floyd, Inman, Jenkins, Lane, Leaird,
Leedy, Lewis, McKendree, Nilsson, Taylor, Usina.
COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL GUARD AND MILITARY
AFFAIRS
Crews, Chairman; Turner (St. Johns), Vice-Chairman; Bur-
well, Carter, Getzen, Polk County No. 3, Parker, Shivers.
COMMITTEE ON NURSERIES AND PLANT HUSBANDRY
Hancock, Chairman; Nesmith, Vice-Chairman; Curtis, Stew-
art (Lee).
COMMITTEE ON OBSELETE LAWS
Walker, Chairman; Andrews, Vice-Chairman; Baker, Liv-
ingston.
COMMITTEE ON PHOSPHATES, OILS AND MINERALS
Troxler, Chairman; Turner (Levy), Vice-Chairman; Beasley,
Smith (Polk).
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS
Papy, Chairman; Usina, Vice-Chairman; Avriett, Carlton
(Duval), Davis, Gautier, Harris, Kelly, Leaird, Leedy, Mc-
Donald, Rivers, Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Yaeger.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH
Brackin, Chairman; Gautier, Vice-Chairman; Baker, Bare-
field, Baughman, Boynton, Bronson, Clark, Croft, Delegal,
Dunham, Martin, Parker, Peavy, Rivers, Scofield, Smith
(Seminole), Stewart (Lee), Thomas (Lake), Turner (St.
Johns), Williams, Wotitzky.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS
Delegal, Chairman; Smith (Seminole), Vice-Chairman;
Carlton (St. Lucie), Davis, Stewart (Hendry).
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC PRINTING
Lane, Chairman; Wotitzky, Vice-Chairman; Ayers, Clement,
Cobb, Dunham, Peavy, Scofield, Smith (Seminole), Thomas
(Lake), Turner (St. Johns).
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ROADS



Shivers, Chairman; Bizzell, Vice-Chairman; Branch, Bur-
well, Clark, Crews, Crofton, Dowda, Harris, Hendry, Holland,
Johnson, Martin, Nesmith, Papy, Wiseheart, Usina.



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COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC UTILITIES
Leaird, Chairman; Inman, Vice-Chairman; Beck, Carter,
Clement, Collins, Cook, Fuqua, Hendry, McDonald, Papy,
Sanchez, Scofield, Stewart (Hendry), Turner (St. Johns),
Walker.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WELFARE
Inman, Chairman; Avriett, Vice-Chairman; Ayers, Brackin,
Clark, Dowda, Floyd, Hendry, Holland, Leedy, McMullen,
Peavy, Peters, Sanchez, Thomas (Lake).
COMMITTEE ON RAILROADS, TELEGRAPH AND
TELEPHONES
Cook, Chairman; McKendree, Vice-Chairman; Branch, Carl-
ton (Duval), Clark, Crary, Floyd, Harris, Hodges, Johnson,
McDonald, Walker, Wotitzky.
COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS
Crofton, Chairman; Fuqua, Vice-Chairman; Bizzell, Bron-
son, Byrd, Leedy, Wotitzky.
COMMITTEE ON RULES AND CALENDAR
Lewis, Chairman;' Clement, Vice-Chairman; Ayers, Bailey,
Beck, Brackin, Cook, Crary, Hardin, Jenkins, Leaird, Leedy,
McDonald, Papy, Scales, Scofield, Shivers, Stewart (Hendry),
Thomas (Escambia), Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger.
COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL SECURITY
Holland, Chairman; Wiseheart, Vice-Chairman; Ayers,
Crews, Crofton, Floyd, Fuqua, Martin, Thomas (Escambia).
COMMITTEE ON STATE INSTITUTIONS
Rivers, Chairman; Boynton, Vice-Chairman; Bizzell, Carter,
Collins, Dunham, Lane, Mann, Parker, Peters, Smith (Jack-
son), Troxler, Usina.
COMMITTEE ON STATE MARKETING
Burwell, Chairman; Smith (Jackson), Vice-Chairman; Bron-
son, Bryant, Commander, Dunham, Getzen, Hancock, Hodges,
Middleton, Peters, Turner (Levy).
COMMITTEE ON STATE PENSIONS
Williams, Chairman; Peavy, Vice-Chairman; Ayers, Baker,
Bronson, Scales, Stewart (Hendry), Taylor.
COMMITTEE ON STATE PRISONS AND CONVICTS
Dugger, Chairman; Mann, Vice-Chairman; Andrews, Carl-
ton (Duval), Commander, Dunham, Graves, Inman, Middleton,
Murray, Peters, Scofield.
COMMITTEE ON STATE PUBLICITY
Turner (St. Johns), Chairman; Commander, Vice-Chair-
man; Ayers, Cobb, Lane, Wotitzky.
COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE
Crary, Chairman; Williams, Vice-Chairman; Bronson, Cook,
Davis, Fuqua, Hendry, Hodges, Inman, McDonald, Papy, Tur-
ner (St. Johns), Wiseheart.
COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS
Smith (Polk), Chairman; Shivers, Vice-Chairman; Bare-
field, Peters, Smith (Seminole).
COMMITTEE REPORTS
April 6, 1943.
Mr. Papy, Chairman of the Committee on Public Amuse-
ments, reported that the Committee had carefully considered
the following bill and recommends that it do pass.
By Messrs. Papy of Monroe, Lewis of Gulf, Brackin of Oka-
loosa, Clark of Calhoun, Getzen of Sumter and Scales of Tay-
lor.
House Bill No. 2:
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS
550.04 AND 550.08 OF CHAPTER 550 OF FLORIDA STAT-
UTES, 1941, PROVIDING FOR THE OPERATION OF DOG
TRACKS LOCATED IN EACH COUNTY FOR A PERIOD NOT
TO EXCEED NINETY DAYS; AND AUTHORIZING DOG
RACING TO BE CONDUCTED FROM THE FIFTEENTH
DAY OF NOVEMBER OF EACH YEAR TO AND INCLUDING
THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF MAY OF EACH YEAR; AND
DESIGNATING RACE SEASON.



And House Bill No. 2, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.



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Mr. Lewis moved that an additional one thousand copies of Mr. Commander moved that the House do now adjourn.
the Journal for today be printed. Which was agreed to.
Which was agreed to, and it was so ordered. Thereupon at the hour of 5:22 P.M. the House stood ad-
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The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A.M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey, Baker,
Barefield, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Brackin, Branch,
Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St.
Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins, Commander,
Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal,
Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Getzen,
Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hendry, Hodges, Holland, Inman,
Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Livingston,
Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, McMullen, Middleton,
Murray Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Scales,
Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Stewart
(Hendry), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Trox-
ler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker, West,
Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger-86.
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal for Tuesday, April 6, was corrected and as cor-
rected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. San-
chez, Boynton, Davis, Parker and Rivers from attendance upon
the Session of the House today.
- The Speaker announced the following changes in Standing
Committees:
Mr. Graves appointed to the Committee on State Prisons and
Convicts.
Mr. Papy removed from the Committee on Labor.
Mr. Peters appointed to the Committees on Education "A,"
Public Welfare and State Institutions.
The Speaker announced the appointment of Mrs. Lamar H.
Bledsoe as Assistant Chief Clerk.
EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS
Tallahassee, Florida
April 6, 1943.
Hon. Richard H. Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.
SIR:
In conformity with the provisions of Section 28, of Article 3,
of the Constitution of the State of Florida, I transmit herewith
the following Bills which originated in the House of Represen-
tatives during the 1941 Session, and were vetoed by the Gover-
nor, together with the Governor's objection attached thereto.
(House Bill No. 40):
Bill of Title
"An Act for the Relief of J. A. McKeithen and directing the
Payment of Same by the Department of the Game and Fresh
Water Fish of the State of Florida."
(House Bill No. 143):
Title of Bill
"An Act Relating to the Restocking of Certain Counties in
the State of Florida with Wild Deer and Making Appropriation
Therefor."
(House Bill No. 171):
Title of Bill
"An Act for the Relief of R. E. Minchin."
(House Bill No. 310):
Title of Bill
"An Act Relating to the Quieting and Establishment of
Title to Land in Florida."



(House Bill No. 323):
Title of Bill
"An Act Relating to Misdemeanors and Providing that Con-
viction or Acquittal before Any Town or City Court or Justice
of the Peace or Other State Court Shall be a Bar to Further
Prosecution, or for any Misdemeanor in the Act Committed."
(House Bill No. 345):
Title of Bill
"An Act for the Relief of John Green Hodges of Lake City,
Columbia County, Florida, for Injuries Received by Him While
Working on a State Road in said County as an employee of
the State of Florida."
(House Bill No. 1141):
Title of Bill
"An Act Making it Unlawful for Horses, Asses, Mules, Cattle,
Swine, Sheep, Goats and Other Live Stock and Grazing Ani-
mals to Run or Roam at Large within a Certain Portion of
Orange County, Florida; Providing for the Impounding of
Live Stock Found Running or Roaming at Large in Violation
of this Act; Providing Impounding Fees and for the Collection
Thereof; Providing for the Sale or Other Disposition of Im-
pounded Live Stock; Making it a Misdemeanor to Allow such
Live Stock to Run or Roam at Large in Violation of this Act;
and Making the owner of Live Stock Running or Roaming at
Large in Violation of this Act, Liable in Damages for all In-
juries Caused, Either Directly or Indirectly, by Such Live
Stock While Running or Roaming at Large in Violation of this
Act, and Providing a Lien Therefor; and Authorizing the
County Commissioners of Orange County, Florida, to Fence
the Boundary Lines of said County in the Area Affected and
to Expend Funds Therefor."
(House Bill No. 1209):
Title of Bill
"An Act to Cancel Tax Sales Certificates Against Lands in
Any County in Which the Court House and Certain Records
Have Been Destroyed; Providing for Proof of Such Destruction,
Where Such Tax Sales Certificates Are Held by the State or
the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund; Providing
That This Act Shall be Retroactive as to All Certificates, Title
to the Land Covered by Said Certificates Having Passed to the
State of Florida Under Section 9 of Chapter 18296, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1937, and Providing That Such Certificates
are Cancelled Prior to the Effective Date of Said Act; Provid-
ing Further that it Shall Never be Deemed and Held that Title
to Such Lands Covered by said Certificates Ever Passed to the
State of Florida."
(House Bill No. 1312):
Title of Bill
"An Act For the Relief of Mrs. Harry L. Pearce, Widow of
Harry L. Pearce, Deceased, Formerly of DeFuniak Springs,
Now of Fort Pierce, Florida; Appropriating Money to be Paid
to Her as Compensation Under Section 15 of Article IV of the
Constitution of the State of Florida, for the Wrongful Re-
moval Without Constitutional or Lawful Warrant of Her Hus-
band, Harry L. Pearce, by and under the Guise of the Action of
the Governor, from the Office of Assistant State Auditor for
the Unexpired term of Four Years from December 30, 1936,
the Date of his Commission."
(House Bill No. 1596):
Title of Bill
"An Act Authorizing and Directing the State Board of Ad-
ministration to Assume Jurisdiction of and Handle the Bonds
and Interest and Sinking Fund of Special Road and Bridge
District No. 6 of St. Lucie County, Florida, in the Same Man-
ner that Said State Board of Administration Now Exercises
Jurisdiction Over and Handles Other Bonds and Interest and
Sinking Funds of St. Lucie County, Florida, and its Special



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Road and Bridge Districts, Making Provision for Said Special
Road and Bridge District No. 6 to Receive Credit for a Ratable
Share of any Monies Which may be Available to the said State
Board of Administration to the Credit of St. Lucie County and
Said County's Special Road and Bridge Districts."
(House Bill No. 1624):
Title of Bill
"An Act to Permit the Operation of Dog Race Tracks and
the Holding of Dog Race Track Meetings in Broward County,
Florida, Between the Periods Beginning July 1st and Ending
October 1st in each Year, Subject to the Provisions of Chapter
14832, Laws of Florida, 1931, and Amendments Thereto, Not
Inconsistent with the Provisions of This Act; Dispensing with
the Necessity of Holding Referendum Elections to Determine
Whether Racing Shall be Permitted Therein; Providing for
the Filing of Applications for and the Issuance of Racing Per-
mits and Licenses; Prescribing that Such Dog Track Meeting
May Be Held at Dog Tracks in Addition to the Meetings Now
permitted by Law and Without Regard to the Maximum
Length of Racing Meetings Authorized by Existing Laws; Per-
mitting Dog Tracks to Lease Their Tracks to Other Persons
or Corporations for the Purpose of Holding the Additional
Meetings Herein Authorized; and for Other Purposes Relating
Thereto, Providing for a Referendum Hereon; and Repealing
All Laws or Parts of Laws in Conflict Herewith."
(House Bill No. 1678) :
Title of Bill
"An Act to Fix and Prescribe the Trial Jurisdiction of Jus-
tices of the Peace in Counties Having a Population of Not Lee
Than Seventeen Thousand Fifty (17,050) and Not More
Than Seventeen Thousand One Hundred (17,100) According
to the State Census of 1940 to Try and Determine Misdemean-
ors in Their Respective Districts."
(House Bill No. 1760) :
Title of Bill
"An Act Authorizing and Permitting Operators of Theatres
or Motion Picture Houses, in all Counties in the State of Flor-
ida, Having a Population of Not Less Than 5800 nor JMore
Than 5900 According to the Last Federal Census, to Make
Gifts of Value to Patrons."
(House Bill No. 1797):
Title of Bill
"An Act For The Relief of A. Q. Ray."
(House Bill No. 1897):
Title of Bill
"An Act to License and Regulate the Business of Making
Loans in Counties Having a Population of Not Less Than
22,230 and not more than 22,350 According to the Federal Cen-
sus for the year 1935, in the Sums of Three Hundred ($300.00)
Dollars or Less, Secured or Unsecured, at a Greater Rate of
Interest than Ten Per Centum Per Annum; Prescribing the
Rate of Interest and Charge Therefor, and Penalties for the
Violation Thereof, and Regulating the Assignment of Wages or
Salaries, Earned or to Be Earned When Given as Security for
Any Such Loan."
(House Bill No. 1936):
Title of Bill
"An Act Providing That in All Counties of the State of
Florida Having a Population of Not Less Than 10,150, and not
More Than 10,500 According to the Last Federal Census,
Courts of Justice of the Peace Should Have Jurisdiction to
Hear, Try and Determine Criminal Cases within the Respec-
tive Territorial Limits of Such Justice of the Peace Districts;
And which Jurisdiction Shall be Confined to Misdemeanors
Carrying No Greater Punishment, upon Adjudication of Guilt,
Than Five Hundred Dollars Fine or Six Months in the County
Jail or Both Such Fine and Imprisonment, and Providing
for the Fees of Such Justices of the Peace and the Procedure
to be Followed by Such Courts."
Respectfully yours,
R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State.



And House Bills Nos. 40, 143, 171, 310, 323, 345, 1141, 1209,
1312, 1596, 1624, 1678, 1760, 1797, 1897, and 1936 of the 1941
Session, together with the Governor's Veto Messages, were re-
ferred to the Committee on Executive Communications.



April 7, 1943



REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES
The report of the Committee on Rules and Calendar, which
was printed in the Journal of April 6, 1943, was read.
Mr. Lewis moved the adoption of the report in full.
Which was agreed to and the report of the Committee on
Rules and Calendar was adopted in full.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Curtis of Marion-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1.
COMMEMORATING THE TWENTY-SIXTH ANNIVER-
SARY OF THE ENTRY OF THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA INTO WORLD WAR ONE.
WHEREAS, twenty-six years ago today, on the 6th day of
April, 1917, the Congress of the United States of America, in
order to defend democracy, the democratic way of life and our
country, declared war on our foreign enemies and joined forces
with our allies and prosecuted the war to a successful finish,
and
WHEREAS, our country is again engaged in a mighty world-
wide conflict and has joined forces with the United Nations
against our common enemies, who are again seeking to con-
quer the world and destroy democracy and the democratic way
of life, and
WHEREAS, the young men of our state and country vali-
antly served in our armed forces and sacrificed their lives in
World War One, and are today again valiantly serving in the
armed forces of our country on battle fronts throughout the
world, fighting in the cause of right and freedom.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That we, the Representatives of the people of the State of
Florida, for ourselves and for the people of our great state, do
hereby manifest and record our esteem and appreciation of
those patriotic young men and women of our state and country
who so valiantly gave their services and their lives in World
War One, and those who are today performing many feats of
bravery for their country on the battle fronts throughout the
world in this mighty conflict, and by this resolution we pay
tribute to the noble sacrifices which they have made in the
past and which they will make in the future, and by reason of
which the present war will be brought to a successful con-
clusion, and in commemorating this anniversary we trust and
believe that these sacrifices will not be in vain but will bring
peace and order throughout the world for many years to come.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Curtis moved that the rules be waived and House Con-
current Resolution No. 1 be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was read the second
time in full.
Mr. Troxler moved the adoption of the concurrent resolution.
Which was agreed to.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was adopted and the
same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By Mr. Cobb of Orange-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
WHEREAS, the United States of America, Office of Price
Administration, in establishing the eastern gasoline and oil
ration zone, placed all that part of the State of Florida lying
east of the Apalachicola River in said zone, which zone extends
along the Atlantic Ocean, from and including the State of
Maine to and including all of the State of Florida east of the
said Apalachicola River;
WHEREAS, in establishing the gulf states gasoline and oil
ration zone, the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and
that part of the State of Florida west of the Apalachicola
River, was placed in said zone; and
WHEREAS, the entire State of Florida, because of its loca-
tion and proximity to the said states of Alabama, Mississippi,
and Louisiana, and to the inland waterway extending along
the gulf coast, logically and rightfully belongs in the said gulf
states gasoline and oil ration zone instead of the eastern gaso-
line and oil ration zone; NOW, THEREFORE,



BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:



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That the Congress of the United States, the office of price
administration of the United States, and all national officers,
boards and agencies having any relation to the administration
of the gasoline and oil rationing program, be and they are each
hereby requested and urged to transfer that part of the State
of Florida lying east of the Apalachicola River from the east-
ern gasoline and oil ration zone to the gulf states gasoline and
oil ration zone, where it logically and rightfully belongs.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent
to the members of congress from this state, to the President
of the United States and to the national office of price ad-
ministration.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Cobb moved that the rules be waived and House Con-
current Resolution No. 2 be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was read the second
time in full.
Mr. Cobb moved the adoption of the concurrent resolution.
Which was agreed to.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was adopted and the
same was ordered certified to the Senate.
HOUSE BILLS OF A GENERAL NATURE ON SECOND
READING
House Bill No. 2:
A bill to be entitled An Act TO AMEND SECTIONS 550.04,
AND 550.08 OF CHAPTER 550 OF FLORIDA STATUTES,
1941, PROVIDING FOR THE OPERATION OF DOG TRACKS
LOCATED IN EACH COUNTY FOR A PERIOD NOT TO
EXCEED NINETY DAYS; AND AUTHORIZING DOG RAC-
ING TO BE CONDUCTED FROM THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF
NOVEMBER OF EACH YEAR TO AND INCLUDING THE
THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF MAY OF EACH YEAR; AND DES-
IGNATING RACE SEASON.
was taken up.
Mr. Papy moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
Bill No. 2 be read a second time by its title.



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Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 2 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Papy moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 2 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 2 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No. 2,
the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey,
Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton
(Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb,
Collins, Commander, Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Cur-
tis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier,
Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hendry, Holland, Inman,
Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Livings-
ton, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, McMullen, Middle-
ton Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Peavy, Peeples, Peters,
Scales, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Semi-
nole), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, 'Ihomas
(Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns),
Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky,
Yaeger-86.
Nays-Mr. Scofield.
So House Bill No. 2 passed, title as stated.
Mr. Papy moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 2 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 2 was ordered immediately certified to
the Senate.
Mr. Commander moved that the rules be waived and that
the House do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:14 A.M. the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 tomorrow morning.



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The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey,
Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger,
Boynton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd,
Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement,
Cobb, Collins, Commander, Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton,
Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham,, Floyd, Fuqua
Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hendry, Hodges,
Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson Kelly, Lane, Leaird, Leedy,
Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKenidree,
McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker,
Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales. Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry),.Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger-93.
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
The Journal for Wednesday, April 7, was corrected and as
corrected, was approved.
The Speaker announced the following changes in Standing
Committees:
Mr. Bailey appointed to the Committee on Labor.
Mr. Scofield appointed to the Committee on Public Health.

INTRODUCTIONS OF HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Crary of Martin-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
Providing for the appointment of a Special Joint Committee
to consider, study and approve proposed legislation on statu-
tory revision, annotations of the Florida Statutes, and other
related matters.
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Florida provided
for the complete revision and compilation of the General
Statutes of Florida as Florida Statutes 1941, and adopted a
program calling for the continuous revision and supplementing
of said Florida Statutes 1941, and
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Florida authorized
and directed the Attorney General to prepare and compile
annotations to Florida Statutes and submit the same to the
1943 session of the Legislature for approval, and such anno-
tations have been so prepared, and
WHEREAS, there are various other matters relating to the
revision, compilation and consolidation of the Statutes and
Laws of this state which should be considered by a special
committee appointed for that purpose, Now, Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES, OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:
That a special joint committee composed of four members
of the Senate and four members of the House of Representa-
tives of this Legislature, be appointed by the President of the
Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to
consider, study and approve all bills, resolutions and other
matters and things relating to statutory revision, annotations
to Florida Statutes and other kindred subjects, all of which
shall be referred to such joint committee.
That said joint committee shall confer with the Attorney
General of the State of Florida and the Legislative Advisory
Committee on statutory revision provided by Section 7, chapter
20719, acts of 1941, on all such matters relating to statutory
revision.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Crary moved that the rules be waived and House Con-
current Resolution No. 3 be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.



And House Concurrent Resolution No. 3 was read the second
time in full.
Pending adoption thereof-
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved that House Concurrent
Resolution No. 3 be referred to the Committee on Resolutions.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to refer House
Concurrent Resolution No. 3 to the Committee on Resolutions,
the vote was:
Yeas-Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey, Baker,
Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Bizzell, Branch, Bryant, Byrd,
Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins, Commander, Croft, Crofton,
Curtis, Delegal, Dugger, Dunham, Fuqua, Getzen, Harris, Hol-
land, Kelly, Lane, Leedy, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald,
McKendree, McMullen, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker,
Peters, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jack-
son) Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Lee), Taylor,
Thomas (Escambia), Trbxler, Turner (St. Johns), Usina,
Walker, West, Wotitzky-59
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Beck, Bollinger, Boynton, Brac-
kin, Bronson, Burwell, Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie),
Carter, Cook, Crary, Crews, Davis, Dowda, Floyd, Gautier,
Graves, Hancock, Hendry, Hodges, Jenkins, Johnson, Lewis,
Middleton, Peavy, Thomas (Lake), Turner (Levy), Wiseheart
-29.
The motion was agreed to and House Concurrent Resolution
No. 3 was referred to the Committee on Resolutions.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Beasley of Walton, Crofton of Brevard, Inman
of Bradford and Brackin of Okaloosa-
House Bill No. 3:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the immediate pur-
chase, distribution and administration of anti-hog cholera
serum and hog cholera virus by the State Livestock Sanitary
Board; making an appropriation therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Special Appropriations.
By Messrs. Beck and Bollinger of Palm Beach, Leaird and
Burwell of Broward-
House Bill No. 4:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for a Circuit Judge for
the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida for each fifty thousand
inhabitants, or major fraction thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. Beck and Bollinger of Palm Beach, Leaird and
Burwell of Broward-
House Bill No. 5:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the taking of a
State Census of the County of Palm Beach and County of
Broward.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
House Bill No. 6:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 347.08 of the
Florida Statutes, 1941, authorizing the State Railroad Com-
mission to regulate the operation of and fix tolls for certain
toll bridges, toll roads and causeways in the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Railroads, Telegraph and Telephones.
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
House Bill No. 7:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 80, Chapter
19554, Acts of 1939, relating to criminal procedure; to indict-
ment and informations and prosecuting attorneys.



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Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
House Bill No. 8:
A bill to be entitled an Act relating to Finance and Taxation
and Exemption R. E. A. property of all kinds and character
whatsoever from any form of taxation in the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Jenkins of Alachua, Dowda of Putnam, Thomas
of Lake, Leedy of Orange, Shivers of Washington, Dugger of
Baker, Scales of Taylor, and Hancock of Madison.
House Bill No. 9:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing open shop conditions
on work and employment and charging the Attorney General
of Florida with certain duties in connection therewith, and
prescribing a penalty for its violation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Labor.
By Mr. Clement and Miss Baker of Pinellas, Messrs. Peters,
Wiseheart and Gautier of Dade, Hancock and Peavy of Madi-
son, and Crews and Carlton of Duval.
House Bill No. 10:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 462.01, 462.05,
and 462.08, Florida Statutes, 1941, defining Naturopathy and
relating to examination, license and registration requirements
for the practice of Naturopathy; providing additional require-
ments for granting renewal licenses; providing for restoration
of expired licenses and registration with State Board of
Health; recognizing provisions of Florida basic science law,
providing for partial invalidity of chapter; and repealing all
laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Messr. Clement of Pinellas, Martin of Hillsborough, and
Wotitzky of Charlotte.
House Bill No. 11:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 516.14 and
Section 516.17 of Florida Statutes 1941 providing for maximum
interest rates which may be charged by licensees doing business
under the provisions of Chapter 516 Florida Statutes 1941;
making it unlawful for licensees under said chapter to accept
assignments of salary, wages or commissions as security for
loans.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Miss Baker of Pinellas and Messrs. Harris, Crews of
Duval, Lane of Manatee and Murray of Polk-
House Bill No. 12:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to qualifications of
Jurors, making it lawful for female persons to sit on Juries,
providing for the inclusion of females on Jury lists, providing
for certain accommodations and attendants to be furnished
mixed Juries, excepting certain cases from the provisions of
this Act, and repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict
herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. Jenkins of Alachua-
House Joint Resolution No. 13:
Proposing an amendment to Section 12 of the declaration of
rights in the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating to
double jeopardy, self-incrimination, due process of law, and
the taking of private property without just compensation, by
providing that the right of citizens to work shall not be denied
or abridged on account of non-membership in any organiza-
tion.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:



That the following amendment to the Constitution of the
State of Florida, Section 12 of the Declaration of Rights of
said Constitution, be and the same is hereby agreed to, and
the same shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the
State of Florida for ratification or rejection at the next en-



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A bill to be entitled An Act relating to benevolent, mutual,
benefit insurance societies, companies and associations, and
providing for a minimum deposit with the State Treasurer,
of $50,000.00 and providing also that assessments can not be
levied against policy holders for the purpose of paying such
deposits.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
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suing General Election, that is to say, that Section 12 of the
Declaration of Rights of the Constitution of the State of Flor-
ida, be amended so as to read as follows:
"Section 12. 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, no- be deprived of life,
liberty, or property without due process of law; nor shall pri-
vate property be taken without just compensation. The right
of citizens to work shall not be denied or abridged on account
of non-membership in any organization."
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
Mr. Messrs. Croft of Lafayette and Avriett of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 14:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 585.32, Florida
Statutes 1941, relating to the purchase and distribution of anti-
hog cholera serum and virus and the appropriation therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Special Appropriations.
By Mr. Hancock of Madison-
House Bill No. 15:
A bill to be entitled An Act to require the Attorney General
of the State of Florida to represent and advise all state of-
ficers, Agencies, Departments, Commissions and Boards,
including, but not limited to, the Board of Administration,
in all matters pertaining to their official duties and conduct
in which the services of an attorney or counsel is necessary,
and prohibiting all State Officers, Agencies, Departments,
Commissions and Boards, including, but not limited to, the
Board of Administration, from hiring, employing or retaining
any attorney to furnish legal services of any kind or character
in matters pertaining to their official duties and conduct;
making certain exceptions thereto; and repealing all Laws
in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Commander of Holmes-
House Bill No. 16:
A bill to be entitled An Act declaring the intention of the
Legislature with respect to an assistance program for needy
persons who have lost a limb or have been disabled by disease
or misfortune to earn a livelihood; providing for monthly as-
sistance payments not to exceed $40.00 to such persons; nam-
ing other qualifications necessary to receive such assistance;
providing for the manner, form and time of paying same;
designating the State Welfare Board as the agency to handle
such payments; making an appropriation therefore; repealing
all laws or parts of laws in conflict therewith; and providing
for the effective date hereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Special Appropriations.
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
House Bill No. 17:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 12, Chapter
551, of the Florida Statutes of 1941, relating to frontons and
exhibitions of Jai Alai or Pelota.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Amusements.
By Mr. Cobb of Orange--
House Bill 18:
A bill to be entitled An Act exempting non-revenue produc-
ing household furniture, equipment and personal effects from
taxation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
House Bill No. 19:












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By Messrs. Peters, Wiseheart and Gautier of Dade and
Andrews of Union-
House Bill No. 20:
A bill to be entitled An Act enabling and authorizing the
Board of Commissioners of State Institutions to establish
branches of the State Prison for males not over twenty-five
(25) years of age and another for females.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on State Institutions.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
House Bill No. 21:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 936.01, 936.02,
936.03, 936.04 and 936.16 Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to
inquests of the dead; and to require that all inquests be held
only upon direction of the judge or a prosecuting attorney of
a court having trial jurisdiction of felonies, or by such a court
itself; and to repeal all laws and parts of laws in conflict
herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Cobb of Orange-
House Bill No. 22:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the nomination of
candidates for Presidential Electors by the several political
parties within this State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
By Messrs. Scofield of Citrus and West of Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 23:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for nominations for
election to the offices of State Senator and Representative by
a political party in a primary election and providing for the
qualifying of candidates therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Avriett of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 24:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 924.15, Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to appeal bonds in criminal cases and
qualifications of sureties upon such bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Brackin of Okaloosa-
House Bill No. 25:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to delayed birth certifi-
cates and the establishment thereof, prescribing the method
of establishing, proof required, the legal effect of delayed birth
certificates, and prescribing the authority and duty of the
County Judge and Central Bureau of Vital Statistics in re-
cording said delayed birth certificates, and to repeal all laws
and statutes in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Messrs. McMullen, Martin and McDonald of Hillsborough;
Wiseheart of Dade, Crews of Duval, Scales of Taylor, Parker
of Leon, Clement of Pinellas and Lane of Manatee-
House Bill No. 26:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to delayed birth certifi-
cates and the establishment thereof, prescribing the method
of establishing, proof required, the legal effect of delayed birth
certificates, and prescribing the authority and duty of the
County Judge and Central Bureau of Vital Statistics in re-
cording said delayed birth certificates, and to repeal all laws
and statutes in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
House Bill No. 27:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the Workmen's Com-
pensation Law; amending Section 440.54 of the Florida Stat-
utes, 1941; providing an additional remedy for minors injured
while employed in violation of the Florida Child Labor Laws.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Labor.



By Mr. Lewis of Gulf-
House Bill No. 28:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 1, 3, 3A, 4, 5



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and 6 of Chapter 20425, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, relating
to the occupation of barbering and the operation of barber
shops.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Livingston of Highlands and Dowda of Putnam-
House Bill No. 29:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 192.38 Florida
Statutes, 1941, providing for vesting of title to land covered
by tax sale certificates in the State of Florida and charging
the trustees of the Internal Improvement fund with the super-
vision, management, administration and control therewith, to
provide authority to dispose of said lands and to make rules
and regulations for disposal of said lands, and to provide no
court to have jurisdiction to litigate title of the State or its
grantees.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. Brackin of Okaloosa, Shivers of Washington,
West of Santa Rosa and Hancock of Madison-
House Bill No. 30:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing an emergency appro-
priation to the State Livestock Sanitary Board for the pur-
chase and distribution of anti-hog cholera serum and hog
cholera virus.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Special Appropriations.
By Messrs. Walker and Nilsson of Volusia
House Bill No. 31:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Chapter
20331, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, entitled: "An Act relating
to the salaries of the judges of the Circuit Court residing in
a circuit composed of four counties, with one county of said
circuit having a population of 50,000 or more, according to the
latest federal census, and having no court of record with a
civil jurisdiction concurrent with the Circuit Court, and pro-
ing for a portion of such salaries to be paid from the genera_
revenue of such counties," by providing that during the ab-
sence of a resident judge in the armed forces of the United
States or on military leave, that the remaining judge shall be
paid all of the certain additional moneys provided for and to
be paid by the counties under the provisions of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
House Bill No. 32-
A bill to be entitled An Act providing limitation of time
within which the former owner and others claiming by,
through or under him shall be permitted to bring suit for
purpose of questioning in any way, litigating or contesting title
to lands conveyed or to be conveyed by the trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund by virtue of Chapter 18296, laws
of Florida, 1937, or Section 192.38, Florida Statutes, 1941, and
Acts amendatory thereof, and validating deeds, leases and
easements executed or granted by said trustees under and by
virtue of said laws.
Vvnich was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Martin of Hillsborough (By Request)
House Bill No. 33:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of A. Q. Ray.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Messrs. Sanchez and Delegal of Suwannee, Thomas of Es-
cambia, Byrd of Duval-
House Bill No. 34:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it unlawful for a county
judge to issue a marriage license until the subscribing parties
have filed an affidavit evidencing their intention to marry at
least three days prior to the issuance of said license; providing
the penalty for the violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Martin of Hillsborough-



House Bill No. 35:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the correct and release of
liability of G. H. Cornelius as county judge of Hillsborough



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County, Florida, in his drivers' license account for the license
year of 1940-41.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Lewis of Gulf-
House Bill No. 36:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 515 Florida
Statutes, 1941, and Chapter 20337, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1941, relating to the dry cleaning and laundry industry.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Sanchez and Delegal of Suwannee, Thomas of
Escambia and Byrd of Duval-
House Bill No. 37:
A bill to be entitled An Act to protect the public health by
providing for pre-marital examinations for syphilis; to require
of each applicant for a marriage license and before the issu-
ance of such license a certificate from a licensed physician,
stating that said applicant was given an examination, includ-
ing a standard serologic test for syphilis, and that said appli-
cant is not infected with syphilis, or, if so infected is not in a
communicable stage; to define standard serologic test and ap-
proved laboratory; to provide for exceptions and exemptions to
provisions of this Act; to provide for appeal to the Circuit
Court when application for marriage license is refused; to
require every resident of Florida who marries outside of this
State and returns to this State, to conform with the provisions
of this Act; to provide for penalties for violation of this Act;
to repeal conflicting laws; to declare this Act to be effective as
of July 1, 1943, and for other purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Lewis of Gulf-
House Bill No. 38:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that Section 98.27
Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to publication of a certified list
of qualified electors before any general election shall be in-
applicable to all counties of the State having a population of
not less than 6,750 and not more than 7,000, according to the
United States census of 1940.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Walker of Volusia-
House Bill No. 39:
A bill to be entitled An Act classifying cities and towns ac-
cording to population and establishing a uniform system of
municipal government as required by section 24, Article III
of the Constitution of the State of Florida; providing for
their incorporation, organization, government, jurisdiction,
powers, duties, and privileges; defining certain terms; provid-
ing penalties for the violation of this Act; repealing certain
laws relating to municipalities and repealing all laws or parts
of laws in conflict with this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Cities and Towns.
By Mr. Lewis of Gulf-
House Bill No. 40:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 515.05 Florida
Statutes, 1941, and to repeal Section 515.07 Florida Statutes,
1941, relating to general powers of the Florida Dry Cleaning
and Laundry Board and the establishment of prices by said
Board.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Martin of Hillsborough, Clement of Pinellas, and
Wotitzky of Charlotte-
House Bill No. 41:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 1, 2, 4, 5 and
14 of Chapter 20977, Laws of Florida, 1941, the same being
"An Act assessing, levying and imposing an annual license tax
upon every person, firm, co-partnership, ,joint adventure, joint
stock company, association, corporation, estate, fiduciary, or
any other association of persons conducting, engaging in or



carrying on the business of a retailer in this State, and oper-
ating an independent store or one or more chain stores within
this State: and to classify such stores for the purpose of such



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license taxes and of graduating the license tax in accordance
with the number of stores operated under a single ownership,
management or supervision, whether operated in this State or
not: and also assessing, levying, and imposing a separate and
additional annual license tax based on the amount of inven-
tory of the merchandise of such stores in this State and
the merchandise warehoused for the benefit of such stores in
this State, and providing the time and manner of determination
of the amount of such tax and the dates of payment thereof:
defining "independent store" and "chain stores" and other
words and phrases used in this Act: to provide for the admin-
istration and enforcement of this Act: to provide for the
creation and enforcement of a lien upon the property of per-
sons and associations liable for the payment of such license
tax: to provide penalties for the violation of this Act: to pro-
vide for the filing of sworn reports by the person or association
on which such license tax is imposed: and to repeal conflicting
laws, including all parts and sections of Chapter 16848, Laws
of Florida, 1935: and to appropriate the revenues derived here-
under," so as to define "department stores," assess, levy and
impose an annual license tax upon each person, firm, co-
partnership, joint adventure, joint stock company, association,
corporation, estate, fiduciary, or any other association or per-
sons, conducting, engaging in or carrying on the business of
a retailer in this State and operating a department store as
defined in this Act whether as an independent store or as one
or more chain stores: to provide for the filing of sworn
reports by the person or association on which such license tax
is imposed: and to amend the title of said Chapter 20,977 so
as to make it conform to the body of Chapter 20,977 as
it is amended by this Act: and to give the effective date of
this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Murray of Polk-
House Bill No. 42:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 693.03 of the
Florida Statutes, 1941; relating to the acknowledgment of
deeds, conveyances, mortgages, relinquishments of dower, con-
tracts for the sale of lands, powers of attorney and other
instruments by married women.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr.'Lewis of Gulf-
House Bill No. 43:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 501.04 Florida
Statutes, 1941, and to repeal Section 501.13 Florida Statutes,
1941, relating to powers of Milk Commission and fixing price
of milk.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Hancock of Madison-
House Bill No. 44:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Chapter
20678, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, being "An Act providing
for and requiring the licensing, bonding and regulation of
certain dealers in agricultural products as herein defined; pro-
viding for the payment of license fees and the disposition
thereof; providing for the administration and enforcement of
this Act by the Commissioner of Agriculture; making its viola-
tion a misdemeanor and providing punishment therefore;
providing for the enforcement of bonds given by dealers;
authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture to make regula-
tions for the. enforcement of this Act," redefining "agricultural
products."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Livestock.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
House Bill No. 45:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Dale B. Brown,
individually and as Clerk of the Circuit Court of Flagler
County, Florida, and the sureties on his official bond.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. McMullen sof Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 46:
A bill to be entitled An Act to allow any person in the



service of the Government of the United States and living
within the borders of the State of Florida, whether living on
or off a governmental post or reservation, to have access to



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all judicial remedies given by the laws of this State, with cer-
tain provisos.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Messrs. Byrd of Duval, Thomas of Escambia, Sanchez of
Suwannee, and Hodges of Columbia-
House Bill No. 47:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit common law mar-
riages in the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 7, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has Adopted:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING:
That the ladies of the American Legion Post located at
Tallahassee, Florida, be and they are hereby granted the
concession to operate, at a place in the lobby to be designated
by the President of the Senate jointly with the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, for the uses and purposes of their
organization, a cold drink stand and other concessions inci-
dental thereto, upon the same terms and conditions and with
the same limitations as the same was operated during the 1941
session of the Legislature, the authority hereby granted to take
effect immediately and to continue for the entire length of
the biennial session of 1943, as well as for any subsequent
special session of the Legislature which may be called prior to
the convening of the 1945 session of the Legislature.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be waived and Senate Con-
current Resolution No. 2 be read a second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was read a second
time in full.
Mr. Lewis moved the adoption of Senate Concurrent Resolu-
tion No. 2.
Which was agreed to.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was adopted and the
same was ordered certified to the Senate.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 8, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives. ,
Szr:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed:
By Senator Lindler (By Request)--
Senate Bill No. 1:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 585.32, Florida
Statutes 1941, relating to the purchase and distribution of
anti-hog cholera serum and virus and the appropriation there-
for.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,



ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No 1 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Commit-
tee on Special Appropriations.



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and Providing a Lien Therefor; and Authorizing the County
Commissioners of Orange County, Florida, to Fence the Boun-
dary Lines of Said County in the Area Affected and to Expend
Funds Therefor.
House Bill No. 1678 (1941 Session):
An Act to Fix and Prescribe the Trial Jurisdiction of Justices
of Peace in Counties Having a Population of Not less 'Than



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The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 7, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed:
House Bill No. 1:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 11.03 Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to proof of publication of notice of
special or local legislation.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House .Bill No. 1 contained in the above message,
was referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
April 8, 1943.
Mr. Clement of Pinellas, Chairman of the Committee on
Executive Communications, reported that the Committee had
carefully considered the following bills and recommends that
they do not pass, and the Governor's veto be sustained:
House Bill No. 1897 (1941 Session):
An Act to License and Regulate the Business of Making
Loans in Counties Having a Population of Not Less Than
22,230 and Not More Than 22,350, According to the Federal
Census for the Year 1935, In the Sums of Three Hundred
($300.00) Dollars or Less, Secured or Unsecured, at a Greater
Rate of Interest Than Ten Per centum Per Annum; Prescrib-
ing the Rate of Interest and Charge Therefor, and Penalties
for the Violaion Thereof, and Regulating the Assignment of
Wages or Salaries, Earned or to be Earned When Given as
Security for any Such Loan.
House Bill No. 143 (1941 Session):
An Act Relating to the Restocking of Certain Counties in
the State of Florida with Wild Deer and Making Appropria-
tion Therefor.
House Bill No. 171 (1941 Session):
An Act for the Relief of R. E. Minchin.
House Bill No. 1936 (1941 Session):
An Act Providing that in All Counties of the State of Florida
Having a Population of Not Less Than 10,150 and Not more
Than 10,500, According to the Federal Census, Courts of Jus-
tice of the Peace Should Have Jurisdiction to Hear, Try and
Determine Criminal Cases Within the Respective Territorial
Limits of Such Justice of the Peace Districts; and Which
Jurisdiction Shall be Confined to Misdemeanors Carrying no
Greater Punishment, Upon Adjudication of Guilt, Than Five
Hundred Dollars Fine or Six Months in the County Jail or
Both Such Fine and Imprisonment, and Providing for the Fees
of Such Justices of the Peace and the Procedure to be Followed
by Such Courts.
House Bill No. 1141 (1941 Session):
An Act Making it Unlawful for Horses, Asses, Mules, Cattle,
Swine, Sheep, Goats and Other Live Stock and Grazing Ani-
mals to Run or Roam at Large Within a Certain Portion of
Orange County, Florida; Providing for the Impounding of
Live Stock Found Running or Roaming at Large in Violation
of this Act; Providing Impounding Fees and For the Collection
Therefor; Providing for the Sale or Other Disposition of Im-
pounded Live Stock; Making it a Misdemeanor to Allow Such
Live Stock to Run or Roam at Large in Violation of This Act;
and Making the Owner of Live Stock Running or Roaming at
Large in Violation of this Act, Liable in Damages for All In-
juries Caused, Either Directly or Indirectly, By Such Live Stock
While Running or Roaming at Large in Violation of This Act.














Seventeen Thousand Fifty (17,050) and Not More Than Seven-
teen Thousand One Hundred (17,100) According to the State
Census of 1940 to Try and Determine Misdemeanors in Their
Respective Districts.

House Bill No. 1797 (1941 Session):
An Act for the relief of A. Q. Ray.
And House Bills Nos. 1897, 143, 171, 1936, 1141, 1678 and
1797 of the 1941 Session, contained in the above report were
placed on the Calendar.
April 8, 1943.
Mr. Clement of Pinellas, Chairman of the Committee on
Executive Communication, reported that the Committee had
carefully considered the following bills and recommends that
they do not pass, and the Governor's veto be sustained:
House Bill No. 345 (1941 Session):
An Act for the Relief of John Green Hodges of Lake City,
Columbia County, Florida, for Injuries Received by Him While
Working on a State Road in said County as an Employee of
the State of Florida.
House Bill No. 1209 (1941 Session):
An Act to Cancel Tax Sales Certificates Against Lands in
Any County in Which the Court House and Certain Records
Have Been Destroyed; Providing for Proof of Such Destruc-
tion, Where Such Tax Sales Certificates are Held By the State
or the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund; Providing
That This Act Shall be Retroactive as to All Certificates, Title
to the Land Covered by Said Certificates Having Passed to the
State of Florida Under Section 9 of Chapter 18296, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1937, and Providing That Such Certificates
are Cancelled Prior to the Effective Date of Said Act; Provid-
ing further That it Shall never be Deemed and Held That
Title to Such Lands Covered by Said Certificates ever Passed
to the State of Florida.
House Bill No. 1596 (1941 Session):
An Act Authorizing and Directing the State Board of Ad-
ministration to Assume Jurisdiction of and Handle the Bonds
and Interest and Sinking Fund of Special Road and Bridge
District No. 6 of St. Lucie County, Florida in the Same Manner
That Said State Board of Administration Now Exercises Juris-
diction Over and Handles Other Bonds and Interest and Sink-
ing Fund of St. Lucie County, Florida, and its Special Road
and Bridge Districts Making Provision for Said Special Road
and Bridge District No. 6 to Received Credit for a Ratable
Share of any monies which may be available to the Said
State Board of Administration to the Credit of St. Lucie
County and said County's Special Road and Bridge Districts.
And House Bills Nos. 345, 1209 and 1596 of the 1941 Session
contained in the above report were placed on the Calendar.
April 8, 1943
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Constitutional Amendments, reported that the Committee had
carefully considered the following bill and recommends that it
do pass.
House Joint Resolution No. 13:
Proposing an amendment to Section 12 of the Declaration
of Rights in the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating
to double jeopardy, self-incrimination, due process of law, and
the taking of private property without just compensation, by
providing that the right of citizens to work shall not be denied
or abridged on account of non-membership in any organiza-
tion.
And House Joint Resolution No. 13, contained in the above
report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second reading.

April 8, 1943.
Mr. Brackin, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health,
reported that the Committee had carefully considered the
following bill and recommends that it do pass.
House Bill No. 36:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 515 Florida
Statutes, 1941, and Chapter 20337, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1941, relating to the dry cleaning and laundry.
Clark voting Nay (By request).
And House Bill No. 36, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee Amendments thereto, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills on second reading.

April 8, 1943
Mr. Murray of Polk, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"B," reported that the Committee had carefully considered the
following bill and recommends that it do pass.
House Bill No. 31:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Chapter
20331, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, entitled: "An Act relating
to the salaries of the Judges of the Circuit Court residing in
a Circuit composed of four counties, with one County of said
Circuit having a population of 50,000 or more, according to
the latest Federal Census, and having no Court of Record
with a Civil Jurisdiction concurrent with the Circuit Court,
and providing for a portion of such salaries to be paid from the
General Revenue of such Counties," by providing that during
thebene absenceof a resident Judge in the Armed Forces of the
United States or on Military leave, that the remaining Judge
shall be paid all of the certain additional moneys provided for
and to be paid by the Counties under the provisions of this
Act.
And House Bill No. 31, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:08 A. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 o'clock A. M. tomorrow.



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The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A.M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Barefield,
Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton
(Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb,
Collins, Commander, Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Cur-
tis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier,
Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Hendry, Hodges, Holland, Inman,
Jenkins, Johnson, Lane, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Livingston,
Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, McMullen, Middleton,
Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Petersj'
Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Sofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson),
Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart
(Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler,
Turner (St. Johns), Turner, (Levy), Usina, Walker, West,
Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger-88.
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.

The Journal for April 8, was ordered corrected and as cor-
rected, was approved.
The Speaker announced the following changes in Standing
Committees:
Mr. Parker appointed to the Committee on Constitutional
Amendments.
Mr. Parker removed from the Committee on Cities and
Towns.
Mr. Yaeger appointed to the Committee on Cities and Towns.
Mr. Parker appointed to the Committee on National Guard
and Military Affairs.
Mr. Yaeger appointed to the Committee on Constitutional
Amendments.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Mr. Getzen
from attendance upon the Sessions of the House from April
12 to April 28 and Mr. Bizzell from attendance upon the Ses-
sion of the House for April 9.
Mr. Murray moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort the newly elected Representative from Polk, the
"-7'rnle James L. Hardin, and the Secretary of State, the
Honorable R. A. Gray, to the rostrum for the purpose of ad-
ministering the oath of office.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Murray, Smith of
Polk, and Cobb as a committee which escorted the gentlemen
to the rostrum, after which the Secretary of State read the
following certification:
STATE OF FLORIDA
Office of Secretary of State
I, R. A. Gray, Secretary of the State of Florida, do hereby
certify that Hon. James L. Hardin, was duly elected as a Mem-
ber of the House of Representatives in and for Polk County
at a Special Election held in said County on the 7th day of
April A. D. 1943, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation
of Hon. Ed. R. Bentley, as shown by the records on file in this
office.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of
Florida at Tallahassee, the Capital, this the 9th day of April
A. D. 1943.
R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State.
The oath of office was then administered to the newly
elected Mr. Hardin of Polk by Mr. Justice Sebring of the Su-
preme Court of Florida.



The Speaker announced the appointment of Mr. Hardin of
Polk to the following Committees:
Aviation, Chairman.
Education "B."
Judiciary "A," Vice-Chairman.
Labor.
National Guard and Military Affairs.
Rules and Calendar.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Commander of Holmes-
House Resolution No. 13:
A RESOLUTION RELATING TO AMERICANISM.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
WHEREAS, this State and Nation are now engaged in a
great war, and
WHEREAS, all problems of life and the difficulties and trials
of legislation, however important they may be to society and
the body politic, are but of slight concern in comparison to
the debt owed by each member of this House to his State and
Nation, and
WHEREAS, the spirit of patriotism should, in all propriety,
be demonstrated by all citizens at this critical hour in our
history:
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that immediately follow-
ing the opening prayer at the beginning of each morning ses-
sion the membership of the House do stand and sing the first
stanza of America and following the singing the members of
the House shall in unison repeat the Pledge of Allegiance to
the Flag of this our beloved United States of America.
Which was read in full.
Pending adoption-
Mr. Clement moved that House Resolution No. 13 be referred
to the Committee on Americanism.
Which was agreed to.
And it was so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Cobb of Orange-
House Bill No. 48:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to tax liens now or
hereafter encumbering any property of any person in the
armed forces of the United States, and prohibiting the sale
or enforcement of such liens until two years after the ending
of the present existing war between the United States and
certain Foreign Powers, or two years after the discharge of
such person from the armed forces, whichever is the earlier;
and fixing the rate of interest on such tax liens.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
House Bill No. 49:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the recovery of
damages for the death of a minor child caused by wrongful
act, to provide who may maintain an action for such wrongful
death, and providing for the damages recoverable in such an
action.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."

By Mr. Wiseheart of Dade-
House Bill No. 50:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 1324, Laws of
Florida, Acts of December 3, 1862, Section 69.02 of Florida



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Statutes, 1941, relating to changing of names of persons and
the procedure therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."

By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
House Bill No. 51:
A bill to be entitled An Act to secure to attorneys at law a
lien on all papers and money of their clients in their possession,
and upon suits, judgments and decrees of such clients, and
to provide that no such suit, judgment or decree shall be dis-
missed or satisfied until such lien is satisfied, and to provide
for the enforcement of such lien.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
House Bill No. 52:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 46.09 of Florida
Statutes of 1941 by providing that the term "claims in his own
right" as therein used shall include any and all claims of
whatever character and description arising out of the same
accident, including claims for personal injuries, property dam-
age and the like.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. Cook of Flagler and Turner and Usina of St.
Johns-
House Bill No. 53:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the application of
gasoline and other fuel tax funds accruing to Flagler County
under Section 16 of Article IX of the Constitution of this State
to Flagler County's proportionate share of the cost of construc-
tion of the brick road originally constructed by St. Johns
County.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee, Judiciary "B."

By Messrs. Beck and Bollinger of Palm Beach and Leaird
and Burwell of Broward-
House Bill No. 54:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the taking of a
State census of the county of Palm Beach and County of
Broward; providing appropriation therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Beck of Palm Beach-
House Joint Resolution No. 55:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 24
of Article III of the constitution of the State of Florida, re-
lating to uniform county and municipal government and the
classification of cities and towns.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment of Section 24 of Article III
of the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating to uniform
county and municipal government and the classification of
cities and towns, be, and the same is, hereby agreed to and
shall be submitted to the electors of the State of Florida at
the General Election of Representatives to be held in 1944 for
approval or rejection; that is to say, that Section 24 of Article
III of the Constitution of the State of Florida be amended so
as to read as follows: .
Section 24. The Legislature shall establish a uniform system
of county and municipal government, which shall be applica-
ble, except in cases where local or special laws are provided by
the Legislature that may be inconsistent therewith.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Hancock and Peavy of Madison, Hodges of Co-



lumbia, Davis and Boynton of Gadsden, Dowda of Putnam,
Peters of Dade, Scales of Taylor, Bizzell and Thomas of Es-
cambia, Walker of Volusia, Yaeger and Parker of Leon, Byrd



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of Duval, Peeples of Glades, Ayers of Gilchrist, Curtis of Ma-
rion, Commander of Holmes, Delegal of Suwannee, Beck and
Bollinger of Palm Beach, Hendry of Okeechobee, Stewart of
Lee, Inman of Bradford, Barefield and Smith of Jackson,
Rivers of Clay, Andrews of Union, Crary of Martin, Livingston
of Highlands and Carter of Alachua.
House Bill No. 56:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the purchase, dis-
tribution and administration of anti-hog cholera serum and
hog cholera virus by the State Santiary Live Stock Board,
providing that swine receiving treatment be marked and evi-
dence thereof be furnished State Live Stock Sanitary Board;
and repealing Chapters 20357 and 20733, Laws of Florida, Acts
of 1941, and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Livestock.

By Messrs. Lewis of Gulf and Hancock of Madison-
House Bill No. 57:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that the State Wel-
fare Commissioner shall furnish to the public, names of per-
sons receiving old age assistance, aid to the blind and assist-
ance granted dependent children, and providing basis to re-
fuse to furnish lists.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Scofield of Citrus-
House Bill No. 58:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 561.46 Florida
Statutes, 1941, as amended by Section 2, Chapter 20,830, laws
of Florida, Acts of 1941, relating to taxes upon liquors and
beverages; and providing for their distribution.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Hancock and Peavy of Madison-
House Bill No. 59:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 320.10, Florida
Statutes of 1941, as amended by Chapter 20411, Laws of Flor-
ida, 1941, relating to exemptions from motor vehicle license
taxes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.

By Messrs. Peters, Gautier and Wiseheart of Dade, Burwell
of Broward, Beck of Palm Beach and Stewart of Hendry-
House Bill No. 60:
A bill to be entitled An Act to appropriate $35,000.00 for the
further expenses of the work of the Everglades National Park
Commission, created by Act of the Legislature Chapter 13887,
May 25, 1929, as amended by Chapter 16966, Acts of 1935.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Special Appropriations.

By Mr. Wiseheart of Dade-
House Bill No. 61
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and regulating the
duties of attorneys at law and the judges and justices of the
courts concerning suits and actions when the attorney and
the judge or justice be related.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."

By Mr. Hancock of Madison-
House Bill No. 62:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 25.19, Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to compensation and fees of clerk of
Supreme Court and furnishing of copies of opinions, decisions,
etc., to attorney general.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Wiseheart of Dade-
House Bill No. 63:



A bill to be entitled An Act referring to corporations and the
restoration of the corporate privileges and corporate entity



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of corporation dissolved by operation of law for failure to pay
the capital stock tax, and prescribing conditions for such re-
storation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. Shivers of Washington-
SHouse Bill No. 64-
A bill to be entitled An Act levying and imposing a tax upon
the privilege of engaging in selling of tangible personal prop-
erty at retail; to provide for the administration and enforce-
ment of this Act and for the promulation and enforcement of
rules and regulations to facilitate such enforcement; to pro-
vide for the creation and enforcement of a lien upon the
property of persons liable for the payment of such taxes; to
provide penalties for the violation of this Act and of rules and
regulations lawfully made under the authority hereof; to re-
peal conflicting laws; and to appropriate the revenues derived
hereunder.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Hendry of Okeechobee, Jenkins of Alachua, In-
man of Bradford, Stewart of Lee, Crary of Martin and
Wotitzky of Charlotte-
House Bill No. 65:
A bill to be entitled An Act enlarging the powers of the Bu-
reau of Vital Statistics, providing for the registration with said
bureau of births occurring outside of the State of Florida, but
within the confines of the United States and its possession, not
previously registered, and the procedure for obtaining such
certificate.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Wiseheart of Dade-
House Bill No. 66:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section 733.20 Florida
Statutes 1941; to amend Section 124 of Chapter.16103 of the
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1933, and to provide for the order of
payment of expenses of administration and claims against
estate of decedents.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. West of Santa Rosa, Brackin of Okaloosa, Shivers
of Washington and Dunham of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 67:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the provisions of Sec-
tion 381.65, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to an appropriation
for the purchase and distribution of insulin, by providing an
annual appropriation of twenty thousand dollars for such pur-
poses.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Special Appropriations
By Mr. Lewis of Gulf-
House Bill No. 68-
A bill to be entitled An Act permitting certain persons, who
have heretofore or may hereafter pay or cause to be paid cer-
tain fees or amounts into the proper account or fund, to elect
to come under the provisions of statutes and laws providing for
the retirement of state officers and employees, upon the per-
formance of certain conditions and things by such persons.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Scofield of Citrus-
House Bill No. 69:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Rebecca Teston
of Floral City, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Messrs. Getzen of Sumter and Avriett of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 70:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 576.11 of the
Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to commercial fertilizer inspec-
tion Fees.



Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.



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By Mr. Thomas of Lake-
House Bill No. 71:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to public education to
prohibit the establishment or organization of fraternities,
sororities or other secret organizations whose membership con-
sists in whole or in part of pupils enrolled in public schools of
the State of Florida; to prohibit pupils enrolled in the public
schools of the State of Florida from belonging to fraternities,
sororities or other secret organizations; to authorize county
boards of public instruction to prescribe any necessary regula-
tions and to enforce the provisions of this Act; and to repeal
all laws in conflict with this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Thomas of Lake-
House Bill No. 72:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 382.21, Florida
States 1941, new or amended certificate of birth, to provide
for birth certificates for adopted foundlings.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. Thomas and Johnson of Lake-
House Joint Resolution No. 73:
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 2
of Article III of the Constitution of Florida relating to the
Sessions of the Legislature.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. There shall be submitted to the electorate of
Florida at the next general election a proposed amendment to
Section 2 of Article III of the State Constitution to read as
follows:
Section 2. "The regular sessions of the Legislature shall be
held biennially, commencing on the first Tuesday after the
(first) Monday in April A. D. 1887, and on the corresponding
day of every second year thereafter, but the Governor may
convene the same in extra session by his proclamation. Regu-
lar sessions of the Legislature may extend to sixty days but no
special session convened by the Governor shall exceed twenty
days.
PROVIDED, that in all regular sessions of the Legislature
all bills and proposed legislative enactments shall be introduced
in the first thirty days of the session and at the end of thirty
days, the Legislature shall recess for thirty days and then re-
assemble. After reassembling no bill or proposed enactment
shall be introduced except by the consent of two-thirds of all
the members elected to each branch of the Legislature."
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Getzen of Sumter-
House Bill No. 74:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a school pension to Lou
Sutton of Sumter County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on State Pensions.
By Messrs. Parker and Yaeger of Leon, Wiseheart of Dade,
and Scales of Taylor-
House Bill No. 75-
A bill to be entiltled An Act to provide that all income of
married persons shall be the community or common property
of both the husband and the wife.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. Hendry of Okeechobee and Wotitzky of Char-
lotte-
House Bill No. 76:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 382.20 of Flor-
ida Statutes, 1941, relating to the filing of certificates of birth
in cases where none was filed at the time of birth.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B."



Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be waived and the Speaker
be allowed to appoint a twenty-second member to the Com-
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Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was so
ordered.
Mr. McMullen moved that the rules be waived and House
Joint Resolution No. 13 be recommitted to the Committee on
Constitutional Amendments for the purpose of further consid-
eration.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to waive the rules
and recommit House Joint Resolution No. 13 to the Committee
on Constitutional Amendments, the result was:
Yeas-Members Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Beck, Bizzell, Bol-
linger, Boynton, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Car-
ter, Clark, Clement, Collins, Crary, Crews, Gautier, Getzen,
Harris, Hendry, Inman, Lane, Leaird, Livingston, Mann, Mar-
tin, McDonald, McKendress, McMullen, Middleton, Murray,
Papy, Parker, Peters, Scofield, Simpson, Smith (Jackson),
Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Walker, Wiseheart, Hardin-45.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Members Avriett, Ayers, Baughman,
Beasley, Brackin, Branch, Carlton (St. Lucie), Cobb, Cook,
Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dunham, Floyd,
Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hodges, Holland, Jenkins, Kelly,
Leedy, Lewis, Nesmith, Peavy, Peeples, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales,
Shivers, Smith (Polk), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (Levy),
West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-41.
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Joint Resolution No. 13 remained on the Calendar of
House Bills and Joint Resolutions on Second Reading.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
House Bill No. 2:
A bill to be entitled An Act TO, AMEND SECTIONS 550.04,
AND 550.08 OF CHAPTER 550 OF FLORIDA STATUTES,
1941, PROVIDING FOR THE OPERATION OF DOG TRACKS
LOCATED IN EACH COUNTY FOR A PERIOD NOT TO
EXCEED NINETY DAYS; AND AUTHORIZING DOG RAC-
ING TO BE CONDUCTED FROM THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF
NOVEMBER OF EACH YEAR TO AND INCLUDING THE
THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF MAY OF EACH YEAR; AND DES-
IGNATING RACE SEASON.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate
And House Bill No. 2 contained in the above message, was
referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahasee, Florida, April 8, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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 Insurance.
Senate Bill No. 10:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the operation and
licensing of mutual insurance companies, other than life, and
to the licensing of agents who represent such companies:
requiring all policies of such companies to be issued through
and countersigned by resident agents and providing for the
basis of compensation of such agents.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 10 contained in the above message, was



read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Insurance.



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ties having a population between nine thousand, nine hun-
dred (9,900) and ten thousand, nine hundred (10,900) persons,
according to the last State or Federal Census"; and to fix the
salary of members of the Board of County Commissioners
of certain counties falling within the population limits fixed
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The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 8, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am d.'ected by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By the Committee on Insurance-
Senate Bill No. 11:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring that when, by the laws
of any other State, any tax, fine, penalty, license fee, deposit
of money, or of security or other obligation or prohibition, is
imposed upon resident insurance agents of Florida, doing busi-
ness in such other State, then, so long as such laws continue
in force, the same requirements, obligations and prohibitons,
of whatever kind, shall be imposed upon every insurance agent
of such other State doing business in Florida, and providing
for the administration and enforcement of this Act and
penalties for violation hereof.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 11 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mitee on Insurance.

The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Se.nate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Lewis-
Senate Bill No. 12:
A bill to be entitled An Act permitting certain persons, who
have heretofore or may hereafter pay or cause to be paid
certain fees or amounts into the proper account or fund, to
elect to come under the provisions of statutes and laws pro-
viding for the retirement of State officers and employees,
upon the performance of certain conditions and things by
such persons.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 12 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "A."
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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 Cliett-
Senate Bill No. 22:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Chap-
ter 19338, Acts of the Legislature of the State of Florida
1939 Session, the same being entitled, "An Act fixing the
compensation of members of the County Board of Public
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And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 22 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Census and Apportionment.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 23:
A bill to be entitled An Act to ratify, confirm, validate and
legalize all acts and proceedings of Franklin County, Florida,
its County Commissioners, officers and agents relative to the
purchase of land for the construction of a Federal Gunnery
School and air field, within Franklin County, Florida, and
the issuance of $12,000.00 of promissory notes therefore dated
April 15, 1942, authorizing the same; and ratifying, confirm-
ing, validating and legalizing said proceedings.
Proof of Publication attached.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 23 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was placed on Local Cal-
endar.

The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida; April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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 Cliett-
Senate Bill No. 6:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the members of
the Board of Public Instruction in all counties of the State
of Florida having a population of not more than ten thousand,
five hundred (10,500) and not less than ten thousand, one
hundred twenty-five (10,125), according to the preceding
Federal census.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 6 contained in the above message was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee of Census and Apportionment.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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 Sturgis-
Senate Bill No. 20:



A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter 18129 from
the Laws of Florida, Acts of 1937, relating to re-registration
and the registration of voters for primary and general elec-
tions in counties of the State of Florida having a population
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than thirty thousand eight hundred inhabitants according
to the 1935 State census.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 20 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Census and Apportionment.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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 Cliett-
Senate Bill No. 4:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing Board of County
Commissioners in all counties in the State of Florida having
populations of not less than ten thousand, one hundred
twenty-five (10,125), and not more than ten thousand, five
hundred (10,500), according to the last Federal Census to
transfer and use for county purposes, all moneys paid to,
or received by said Boards of County Commissioners, or
said counties, as proceeds of special earmarked tax levies
made for the payment of bonds, and/or interest coupons,
and/or any judgment entered thereon, where such bonds,
and/or interest coupons, or any judgment thereon have been
exchanged for refunding bonds issued to refund such bonds,
coupons, or judgments, or the issue of bonds of which said
bonds, coupons, or judgments are a part, or otherwise accru-
ing to the said Board of County Commissioners, or counties
as the result of any tax levies, where the proceeds of such
levies cannot be applied to the original purposes for which
the same was levied and to empower said Boards of County
Commissioners to transfer said funds into any fund, or
account of said board, and/or county, and use and expend
the same for county purposes.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 4 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Census and Apportionment.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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 Sturgis-
Senate Bill No. 21:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for re-registration
of all voters for primary and general elections to be held
in the year A. D. 1946 and every six years thereafter in
counties of the State of Florida having a population of not
less than thirty-one thousand and not more than thirty-one
thousand four hundred inhabitants according to the 1940
Federal Census fixing the time when registration books in
each of said counties shall be kept open for the purpose of
such re-registration and prescribing the duties and com-
pensation of registration officers in connection therewith.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 21 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Census and Apportionment.



The following message from the Senate was received and
read:














Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
- 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 Finance and Taxation-
Senate Bill No. 9:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing an additional tax
upon gasoline or other like products of petroleum; providing
for reports of sales of such commodities to the Comptroller
of the State of Florida; providing for the disposition of the
moneys derived from such taxes, and the apportionment
thereof to the general revenue fund of the state, and to
the County School Fund; providing that the gasoline in-
spection laws of the State of Florida shall apply to this
Act; prohibiting the levy and collection by municipalities
and other political subdivisions of gasoline taxes; providing
for the enforcement of this Act, and the penalties for violation
hereof and providing that this Act is an emergency revenue
measure and shall be of no force and effect from and after
July 1, 1945.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 9 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee and Finance and Taxation.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
representatives that the Senate has adopted-
By Senators McArthur and Collins-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A SPECIAL
JOINT COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER, STUDY AND APPROVE
PROPOSED LEGISLATION ON STATUTORY REVISION,
ANNOTATIONS OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES, AND OTHER
RELATED MATTERS.
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Florida provided
for the complete revision and compilation of the General
Statutes of Florida as Florida Statutes 1941, and adopted a
program calling for the continuous revision and supplementing
of said Florida Statutes 1941, and
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Florida author-
ized and directed the Attorney General to prepare and com-
pile annotations to Florida Statutes and submit the same to
the 1943 session of the Legislature for approval, and such
annotations have been so prepared, and
WHEREAS, there are various other matters relating to

and Laws of this State which should be considered by a
special committee appointed for that purpose, Now, There-
fore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CON-
CURRING:
That a special joint committee composed of four members
of the Senate and four members of the House of Representa-
tives of this Legislature, be appointed by the President of
the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives
to consider, study and approve all bills, resolutions and other
matters and things relating to statutory revision, annotations
to Florida Statutes and other kindred subjects all of which
shall be referred to such joint committee.
That said joint committee shall confer with the Attorney
General of the State of Florida and the Legislative Advisory



Committee on statutory revision provided by Section 7, Chap-
ter 20719, Acts of 1941, on all such matters relating to statu-
tory revision.



And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very 'respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3 contained in the
above message, was read the first time in full and was referred
to the Committee on Judiciary "A."
HOUSE BILLS OF A GENERAL NATURE ON SECOND
READING
House Joint Resolution No. 13:
Proposing an amendment to Section 12 of the declaration of
rights in the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating to
double jeopardy, self-incrimination, due process of law, and
the taking of private property without just compensation, by
providing that the right of citizens to work shall not be denied
or abridged on account of non-membership in any organ-
ization.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to the Constitution of the
State of Florida, Section 12 of the Declaration of Rights of
said Constitution, be and the same is hereby agreed to, and
the same shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the
State of Florida for ratification or rejection at the next en-
suing General Election, that is to say, that Section 12 of the
Declaration of Rights of the Constitution of the State of Flor-
ida, be amended so as to read as follows:
"Section 12. 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 pri-
vate property be taken without just compensation. The right
of citizens to work shall not be denied or abridged on account
of non-membership in any organization."
Which was taken up and read the second time in full.
Amendment No. 1:
Mr. Beck of Palm Beach offered the following amendment
to House Joint Resolution No. 13.
In Section 12, line 7, of the bill, strike out the words, "Tihe
right of citizens to work shall not be denied or abridged on ac-
count of non-membership in any organization."
and insert the following in lieu thereof: The right of citizens
to work shall not be denied or abridged on account of member-
ship or non-membership in any labor union.
Mr. Beck moved the adoption of the amendment.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of Amendment
No. 1, the result was:
Yeas-Members Andrews, Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Beck,
Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton
(Duval), Carter, Clement, Commander, Crews, Gautier, Getzen,
Harris, Hendry, Holland, Inman, Johnson, Lane, Livingston,
Mann, Martin, McDonald, McMullen, Middleton, Nesmith, Nils-
son, Papy, Parker, Peters, Scofield, Smith (Jackson), Smith
(Seminole), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia), Usina,
Walker, Wiseheart, Yaeger-45.
Beasley, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Carlton (St. Lucie), Clark,
Cobb, Collins, Cook, Crary, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Dele-
gal, Dowda, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hodges,
Jenkins, Kelly, Leaird Leedy, Lewis, Murray, Peavy, Rivers,
Sanchez, Scales, Shivers, Smith (Polk), Stewart (Hendry),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
West, Wotitzky, Hardin-46
The motion was not agreed to and Amendment No. 1 failed
of adoption.
Amendment No. 2:
Messrs. Beck and Bollinger of Palm Beach offered the fol-
lowing amendment to House Joint Resolution No. 13:
In Section 12, line 8, of the bill, strike out the words "or
abridged on account of non-membership in any organization."
and insert the following in lieu thereof: a period.



Mr. Beck moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof.



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Mr. Lewis moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion Oy Mr. Lewis to lay
Amendment No. 2 on the table, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Ayers, Barefield, Beasley,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter,
Clark, Cobb, Collins, Cook, Crary, Croft, Crofton, Curtis,
Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves,
Hancock, Hodges, Holland, Jenkins, Kelly, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis,
Mann, McKendree, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples,
Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Shivers, Smith (Polk), Stewart (Hen-
dry), Taylor, Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (Levy), Usina,
West, Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin-55.
Nays-Members Andrews, Avriett, Bailey, Baker, Baughman,
Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Clem-
ent, Commander, Crews, Gautier, Getzen, Harris, Hendry, In-
man, Johnson, Lane, Martin, McDonald, McMullen, Middleton,
Papy, Parker, Peters, Scofield, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Semi-
nole), Stewart (Lee), Thomas (Escambia), Turner (St. Johns),
Walker, Wiseheart-36.
The motion was agreed to and Amendment No. 2 was laid
on the table.
Amendment No. 3:
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough offered the following amend-
ment to House Resolution No. 13.
In Section 12 of the bill, strike out the resolving clause.
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved the adoption of the
amendment.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Lewis moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Lewis to lay
Amendment No. 3 on the table, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Ayers, Baughman, Beasley,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter,
Clark, Cobb, Collins, Cook, Crary, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis,
Delegal, Dowda, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock,
Hodges, Holland, Jenkins, Kelly, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, McKen-
dree, Middleton, Nesmith, Peavy, Peeples, Rivers, Sanchez,
Scales, Shivers, Smith (Polk), Stewart (Hendry), Thomas
(Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina,
West, Wotitzky, Hardin-52.
Nays-Members Andrews, Avriett, Bailey, Baker, Barefield,
Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton, Bryant, Byrd, Carlton
(Duval), Clement, Commander, Crews, Gautier, Getzen, Harris,
Inman, Johnson, Lane, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald,
McMullen, Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peters, Scofield, Smith (Jack-
son), Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Es-
cambia), Walker, Wiseheart-38.
The motion was agreed to and Amendment No. 3 was laid
on the table.
Amendment No. 4:
Mr. Cobb of Orange offered the following amendment to
House Joint Resolution Bill No. 13:
In Section 12, line 8, of the bill, strike out the words account
of non-membership and insert the following in lieu thereof:
account of membership or non-membership.
Mr. Cobb moved the adoption of the amendment.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of Amendment
No. 4, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Ayers, Barefield,
Baughman, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Branch, Bryant, Bur-
well, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Cobb, Collins, Crews, Croft, Curtis,
Davis, Delegal, Dunham, Fuqua, Gautier, Hancock, Hodges,
Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Martin,
McDonald, McKendree, Middleton, Nilsson, Papy, Parker,
Peavy, Peeples, Rivers, Sanchez, Scofield, Smith (Jackson),
Stewart (Hendry), Thomas (Escambia), Thomas (Lake),
Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Walker, West,
Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Hardin-55.
Nays-Members Avriett, Bailey, Beasley, Boynton, Brackin,
Bronson, Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clement, Commander,
Cook, Crary, Crofton, Dowda,, Floyd, Getzen, Graves, Hendry,



Kelly, Lane, Mann, McMullen, Murray, Nesmith, Peters, Scales,
Shivers, Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Lee), Tay-
lor, Usina, Yaeger-33.



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The motion was agreed to and Amendment No. 4 was
adopted.
Pending further consideration thereof-
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be waived and that House
Joint Resolution No. 13, as amended be referred to the Com-
mittee on Engrossed Bills.
A roll was call was demanded.
Upon call of the roll on the motion by Mr. Lewis to refer
House Joint Resolution No. 13, as amended, to the Committee
on Engrossed Bills, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Ayers, Baughman, Beasley,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Carlton (St. Lucie)-, Car-
ter, Clark, Cobb, Collins, Commander, Cook, Crary, Croft,
Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dunham, Floyd,
Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hendry, Hodges, Jenkins, Johnson.
Kelly, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, McKendree, Middleton, Murray,
Nesmith, Peavy, Peeples, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Shivers,
Smith (Polk), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor,
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, West Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin-58.
Nays-Members Andrews, Avriett, Bailey, Baker, Barefield,
Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton, Bryant, Byrd, Carlton (Du-
val), Clement, Crews, Gautier, Getzen, Harris, Holland, Inman,
Lane, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McMullen, Nilsson, Papy,
Parker, Peters, Scofield, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Eeminole),
Thomas (Escambia), Walker, Wiseheart-34.
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Amendment No. 5:
Mr. Lewis of Gulf offered the following amendment to House
Joint Resolution No. 13:
In the title, before word "non-membership" insert "mem-
bership or."
Mr. Lewis moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.

COMMITTEE REPORT
April 9, 1943.
Mr. Ayers, Chairman of the Committee on Census and Ap-
portionment, reported that the Committee had carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that it do pass.
House Bill No. 54:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the taking of a
State census of the county of Palm Beach and County of
Broward; providing appropriation therefore.
And House Bill No. 54, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Mr. Middleton of Putnam, Chairman of the Joint Committee
on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of Representatives,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard H. Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
House Bill No. 1:
An Act to amend Section 11.03 Florida Statutes 1941, re-
lating to Proof of Publication of Notice of Special or Local
Legislation.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
enrolled and herewith present the same for the signatures of
the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Very respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the part of the House of Representatives.
House Bill No. 1 contained in the above report was thereupon
duly signed by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House
of Representatives in open session, and ordered referred to the
Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of



the House of Representatives to be conveyed to the Senate for
the signatures of the President and Secretary thereof.
Mr. Middleton of Putnam, Chairman of the Joint Committee
on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of Representatives,
submitted the following report:














House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard H. Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
House Bill No. 2:
An Act to amend Sections 550.04 and 550.08 of Chapter 550 of
Florida Statutes 1941, providing for the operation of dog tracks
located in each county for a period not to exceed ninety days;
and authorizing dog racing to be conducted fr'm the fifteenth
day of November of each year to and including the thirty-first
day of May of each Year; and designating race season.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
enrolled and herewith present the same for the signatures of
the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Very respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the part of the House of Representatives.
House Bill No. 2 contained in the above report was therefore
duly signed by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House
of Representatives in open session, and ordered referred to the
Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of
the House of Representatives to be conveyed to the Senate for
the signatures of the President and Secretary thereof.
Mr. Middleton of Putnam, Chairman of the Joint Committee
on Enrolled Bills on part of the House of Rpresentatives,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943
Hon. Richard H. Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
House Bill No. 2:
An Act to amend Sections 550.04 and 550.08 of Chapter 550 of
Florida Statutes 1941, providing for the operation of dog tracks



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located in each county for a period not to exceed ninety days;
and authorizing dog racing to be conducted from the fifteenth
day of November of each year to and including the thirty-first
day of May of each Year; and designating race season.
Beg leave to report that the same have this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectful,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on
Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of
Representatives.
Mr. Middleton of Putnam, Chairman of the Joint Committee
on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of Representatives,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943
Hon. Richard H. Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
House Bill No. 1:
An Act to amend Section 11.03 Florida Statutes 1941, re-
lating to Proof of Publication of Notice of Special or Local
Legislation.
Beg leave to report that the same have this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectful,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on
Enrolled Bills on the part of the House
of Representatives
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at the hour of 12:57 P.M. the House stood ad-
journed until Monday morning at 10:00 o'clock.



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MONDAY, APRIL 12, 1943



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A.M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey, Baker,
Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boyn-
ton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton
(Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis,
Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier,
Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hendry, Hodges, Holland, Inman,
Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Living-
ston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, McMullen, Mid-
dleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy,
Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Scofield, Simpson,
Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart
(Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin
-92.
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
The Journal for Friday, April 9, was ordered corrected and
as corrected, was approved.
The following communication was received and read:
State of Florida
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Tallahassee
April 9, 1943.
Honorable ,Richard H. Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida,
Sir:
I have the honor to inform you that I have today approved
the following Acts, which originated in your Honorable Body,
and have caused the same to be filed in the office of the
Secretary of State:
H B No. 1, Relating to Publication of Legislation.
H. B. No. 2, Relating to Racing.
Respectfully yours,
SPESSARD L. HOLLAND,
Governor.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE MEMORIALS
By Mr. Hancock of Madison-
House Memorial No. 1:
A memorial to the Honorable Claude R. Wickard, Secretary
of Agriculture, United States of America, petitioning im-
mediate relief to farmers in the State of Florida from various
rules, regulations and restrictions which hamper and retard
the farmers of this State in their patriotic labors to help
clothe and feed the United Nations' fighting men and civilians.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Wiseheart of Dade-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
A concurrent resolution extending the felicitations and good
will of the State of Florida to our good neighbors in the South-
ern Republics.
WHEREAS, April 14, 1943, is Pan American Day, a day set
apart by proclamation of the President of the United States,
for official recognition of the good will constantly developing
between these United States and the 20 Republics to the South,
and
WHEREAS, Florida is truly the Pan American State of these
United States by virtue of its proximity both geographically



and spiritually, with thousands of these good neighbors now
making their permanent homes in Miami, Tampa and other
of our communities, and
WHEREAS, the Miami Herald says editorially:
"Today Miami joins the rest of the nation in honoring the
sister republics of America, partners in a New World union
dedicated to the ideal that, regardless of size, wealth or ma-
terial power, nations may grow side by side in complete inter-
national security.
"The 21 American Republics today share two great conti-
nents in peaceful co-operation, in friendship and mutual re-
spect. The beauty of this concord is heightened by contrast
with the ugly jealousies and hatreds which have brought
war's devastation to many other sections of the globe.
"Pan American Day, 1943, is a day of deep significance in a
year of challenge to the Pan American ideal of freedom. This
year, more than ever before, the Nations of the Western
Hemisphere receive the strength of the historical, cultural
and spiritual bonds which link the Americas.
"In Miami, where the idea of this celebration originated,
every day is Pan-American Day. Here, as in no other North
American city we understand that this friendship among
neighbor nations must be based on mutual benefit and the sin-
cere good will which is born of understanding.
"Already Miami is as close by air to the northern part of
South America as to New York. It is only a day's journey
from Mexico and Panama, and not much farther from Rio de
Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima and Santiago. It is the gateway
to the Americas, North and South.
"Miami is near to South America in feeling as well as loca-
tion. Spanish is our second language. Many of our streets
bear Spanish names. Much of our architecture is of Spanish-
colonial inspiration. Plazas of our city have been dedicated
to Latin American heroes and nations.
"Thousands of Spanish-speaking persons have made Miami
their permanent home. Miami is the first city in the United
States to be seen by plane traveling neighbors from the South.
"In the hemispheric picture of the future, Florida is a finger
pointing significantly south along the path of fast-growing
inter-American commerce and collaboration. Miami, near
Florida's southern tip, is a city destined to be as South Amer-
ican as North American.
"Because the citizens of this community have come from
every state in the union, Miami can and does speak for the
nation in extending its message of friendship to the republics
to the south. As a means of expressing the feeling in their
hearts, Miamians will mark this Pan-American Day by festivi-
ties on an unprecedented scale and by solemn prayer for the
enduring unity of all America."
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:
THAT the State of Florida extend this message of felicita-
tion and good will to its good neighbors in the Southern re-
publics with the firm conviction that we shall find in the vic-
torious peace, that unhampered development of friendship,
commerce and industry on which true Pan Americanism is
based, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of State
be directed to furnish copies of this resolution to the Pan
American countries through their ambassadors in Washington.
Which was read the first time in full.

Mr. Wiseheart moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 4 be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 4 was read a second
time in full.



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Mr. Wiseheart moved the adoption of the concurrent reso-
lution.
Which was agreed to.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4 was adopted and the
same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By Mr. Byrd of Duval-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
A concurrent resolution to continue Florida's assistance to
the United Nations in war aims.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION ASSEM-
BLED:
WHEREAS, the United States of America and its Allies are
now engaged in a fight to the finish against the foes of liberty,
free speech and action, and religious tolerance, and
WHEREAS, this great nation of the United States must
necessarily call upon all of its resources and upon all of its
citizens to make sacrifices in order that World War II may be
brought to an early victorious end, and
WHEREAS, the Sovereign State of Florida has given freely
of its man power and resources to further the victory aims of
the United Nations, and has provided the first American
hero-Colin P. Kelly, and many other heroic sons, who have
willingly lain down their lives that we might enjoy liberty, and
WHEREAS, the Sovereign State of Florida is anxious and
willing to further advance the war aims of the United Nations,
and of the American people by continuing to provide all of our
man power and our entire resources:
THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Legislature of the State
of Florida in session assembled, that the Legislature of the
State of Florida does hereby declare, resolve and go on record
to the end that the Sovereign State of Florida and its people
do continue the assistance in every way possible toward bring-
ing the tyrants of the world and the forces of evil to their
unholy ends, and that by this Resolution does Florida and its
patriotic citizens make known to the World their determina-
tion to dedicate their lives and property to the eradication of
despotism until the axis tyrants shall bow their unholy heads
in unconditional surrender.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be
spread upon the minutes of this Legislative session, that a
copy be sent to the President, Franklin D. Roosevelt and a
copy also be sent to each United States Senator and Congress-
man and a copy furnished to the press.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Resolutions.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Andrews of Union-
House Bill No. 77:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating a state board of
assistance, providing its duties and powers; prescribing for
the manner of filing and approval of application for assistance.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on State Welfare.
By Mr. Byrd of Duval-
House Bill No. 78:
A Bill to be entitled An Act to amend the Florida Defense
Act of 1941, Chapter 20214, Florida Statutes 1941, and provid-
ing for the change in name from Florida Defense Force to
Florida State Guard.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on National Guard and Military Affairs.
By Messrs. Fuqua and Lane of Manatee-
House Bill No. 79:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for declaratory decree,
judgments and orders, establishing the practice and procedure
in regard thereto, authorizing additional, alternative, coercive,
subsequent or supplemental relief in connection therewith, and
investing the circuit courts with original jurisdiction thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".



By Messrs. Thomas and Johnson of Lake, Hancock of Madi-
son, Smith of Seminole, Shivers of Washington, Holland and



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House Bill No. 87:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the compensation of
the clerk of the Circuit Court for services performed in suits
or proceedings in law and in chancery before the Circuit Court
in Highlands County, Florida.



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Bailey of Bay, Bollinger of Palm Beach, Curtis of Marion,
Delegal of Suwannee, Fuqua and Lane of Manatee, Walker of
Volusia, Avriett of Hamilton and Boynton of Gadsden-
House Bill No. 80:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of Public
Instruction in any county to adopt rules and regulations per-
taining to and requiring patriotic programs in the schools of
the county.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "A".
By Mr. Stewart of Hendry-
House Bill No. 81:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 653.18 Florida
Statutes, 1941 as amended by Section 1, Chapter 20939, Acts
of 1941, relating to a limitation on loans to officers, directors,
employees and others, made by state banks and trust com-
panies.
Which was read the first time.by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Mr. Stewart of Hendry-
House Bill No. 82:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the recovery by
garnishees of costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees,
in all actions wherein writs of garnishments are issued.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Mr. Stewart of Hendry-
House Bill No. 83:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize the payment, cretifi-
cation on acceptance after banking hours or on any legal holi-
day of checks or other negotiable instruments by banks or
trust companies in this State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Leans.
By Mr. Clement of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 84:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 901.15 Florida
Statutes,-1941, relating to when arrest by officer without war-
rant is lawful, so as to authorize such arrest for violation of a
municipal ordinance committed in the presence of the officer.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Stewart of Hendry-
House Bill No. 85:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting all banks, trust com-
panies, Morris plan banks and building and loan associations
now or hereafter chartered under the laws of the State of
Florida the same immunity from State and local taxation that
National Banking Associations have under the statutes of the
United States.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Leaird and Burwell of Broward-
House Bill No. 86:
A bill to be entitled An Act to define the boundaries of the
Indian River citrus area of the State of Florida; and to pro-
hibit the importation into any county in said area having a
population of not less than 39,000 or more than 50,000 accord-
ing to the 1940 United States census, of citrus fruit or citrus
juice produced or canned in other states, counties or parts of
counties of the State of Florida excepting those parts of coun-
ties belonging to the Indian River Citrus area herein desig-
nated, and selling such citrus fruit or juice within or shipping
the same out of any such county, as Indian River citrus fruit
or juice; and prescribing penalties for the violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-











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Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
House Bill No. 88:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the nominations in
primary elections and the compensation of the members of
the Board of County Commissioners in Highlands County,
Florida, and repealing conflicting laws.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Sanchez of Suwannee-
House Bill No. 89:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 593.01, 593.02,
593.03, 593.04, 593.05 and 593.06 of the Florida Statutes, 1941,
relating to agricultural, horticultural, livestock and industrial
statistics.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
House Bill No. 90:
A bill to be entitled An Act cancelling, voiding and annulling
all mortgage deeds including mortgage deeds now of record or
which may hereafter become of record, and all obligations
created thereunder, twenty (20) years after the date of their
execution, provided however, that if the mortagee or assignee
shall file an affidavit during such period showing that pay-
ment has been made by mortgagor or his assignee towards the
principal or interest of said mortgage, and the date of such
payment, then said mortgage shall be revived for a period of
twenty (20) years from the date of such payment on principal
or interest and allowing holders of mortgages falling within
the provisions hereof six (6) months within which to comply
with the provisions hereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Walker of Volusia-
House Bill No. 91:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it a misdemeanor to
desert, withhold reasonable support from, abandon, or con-
tribute to the dependency or delinquency of children under
sixteen; providing the penalty therefore; providing support for
said children; and repealing Section 856.04, Chapter 856, of
Florida Statutes of 1941.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Messrs. Fuqua and Lane of Manatee-
House Bill No. 92:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to criminal jurisdiction
of Justices of the Peace, providing for the trial of certain
misdemeanors in Justice of the Peace Courts, and repealing all
laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Messrs. Parker and Yaeger of Leon, and Dowda of
Putnam-
House Bill No. 93:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the issuance of
certificates as certified public accountants to citizens of Flor-
ida who are now public accountants and who have been li-
censed as public accountants in the State of Florida since
January 1, 1938.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Messrs. Crofton of Brevard, and Beasley of Walton-
House Bill No. 94:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the county judge's
court to issue delayed birth certificates; providing for a cumu-
lative method for obtaining delayed birth certificates upon
petition and order in the county judge's court, authorizing the



county judge's court to order and certify the date of birth,
place of birth and parentage, or any of such facts of any resi-



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dent of the State of Florida providing for the filing of a copy
of such certificates with the Bureau of Vital Statistics, State
Board of Health, requiring said bureau to furnish necessary
blanks and authorizing certified copies thereof, providing the
effect of such order, and for the appeals from the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
House Bill No. 95:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section 817.08 of the
Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to receiving money or property
under false promise of service as seamen or sponge fishermen.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Labor.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
House Bill No. 96:
A bill to.be entitled An Act amending Section 10 of Chapter
12489 laws of Florida 1927, relating to the annexing of certain
territory in the State of Florida to Putnam County by provid-
ing that the annexed territory shall become a part of any
special tax school district in the county of annexation to which
said annexed territory is contiguous.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Organizations.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
House Bill No. 97:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating a special tax district in
Putnam County, Florida, to be known as the Putnam County
Nurse's District; fixing and prescribing the boundaries of said
district; providing for the governing and administration of the
same; providing that the Board of Public Instruction of Put-
nam County, Florida, shall be the members of the Board of
Trustees of the same; authorizing and empowering the said
Board of Trustees to employ a county nurse; providing for the
levy of taxes for the payment of salary, and expenses; and
providing general powers and duties of said Board of Trustees,
and validating, confirming, ratifying and approving, in all
respects, all taxes heretofore levied under Chapter 21514, Laws
of Florida, 1941.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
House Bill No. 98:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 23 of Chapter
40 of the Florida Statutes of 1941, providing for the summon-
ing of jurors by mail.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
House Bill No. 99:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 817.09 and
817.10 of the Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the obtaining
thing of value on contract to perform service, with intent to
defraud, and prescribing a rule of evidence governing same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".

By Mr. Crary of Martin-
House Bill No. 100:
A bill to be entitled An Act to name and designate state road
No. 109 extending from Stuart to Indiantown and thence to
Port Mayaca, Florida, as "Kanner Highway."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Harris of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 101:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 561.46, Florida
Statutes of 1941, relating to excise tax on beverages; and mak-
ing certain provisions for allocation and distribution of funds
collected thereunder.



Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.



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By Mr. Commander of Holmes-
House Bill No. 102:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the establishment of
demonstration farms in each county of the State of Florida;
providing for appointment by the governor of farm demonstra.
tion supervisors and fixing their qualifications; creating the
office of farm demonstration supervisor and fixing the salary
therefore; providing for their necessary expenses; requiring the
farm demonstration supervisors to establish demonstration
farms and authorizing them to select the same upon approval
of the Board of County Commissioners and the legislative
representative in the county where the farm is to be located;
authorizing the supervisor to enter into a contract with the
owner and requiring the county attorney to draw the same;
providing that such demonstration farm shall be operated
under the direction, supervision and control of the farm dem-
onstration supervisor; providing for the division of the profits
of said farm; requiring the owner thereof to keep certain
records and for a penalty upon failure so to do; permitting
the farm demonstration supervisor to expend a certain amount
of money for the purchase of seed, et cetera, to be grown and
raised on the farm; providing for the method of disposition
of all products and livestock remaining upon a demonstration
farm upon the termination of the contract with the owner
thereof; authorizing certain state agencies to enter into an
agreement with the farm demonstration supervisor with refer-
ence to land owned by them and the division of the profits;
permitting certain corporations the like privilege; providing
the area of such farms; making an appropriation for the re-
mainder of this year and one for each year thereafter; and
providing a penalty for the violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
"the Committee on Special Appropriations.
By Mr. Commander of Holmes-
House Bill No. 103:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Hardy
Tadlock of Holmes County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Pensions.
By Mr. Thomas of Lake-
House Bill No. 104:
A bill to be entitled An Act to make Central Standard Time
the official time in all of the State of Florida, and to declare
that such Central Standard Time shall be used and applicable
throughout the entire State of Florida, and shall be the official
and legal time in said state; repealing all laws or parts of
laws in conflict therewith, provided, however, this Act shall
be subject to "War Time or Daylight Saving Time" as enacted
by the Congress of the United States.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
COMMITTEE REPORTS
April 9, 1943.
Mr. Wiseheart, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"A," reported that the Committee had carefully considered the
following House Concurrent Resolution and recommends that
it do pass.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
A concurrent resolution providing for the appointment of a
special joint committee to consider, study and approve pro-
posed legislation on statutory revision annotations of the
Florida Statutes, and other related matters.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 3, contained in the
above report, was placed on the Calendar pending adoption.
April 9, 1943.
Mr. Wiseheart, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"A," reported that the Committee had carefully considered the
following bill and recommends that it do pass.
House Bill No. 4:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for a Circuit Judge for
the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida for each fifty thousand
inhabitants, or major fraction thereof.



And House Bill No. 4, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Mr. Beasley, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 9, 1943
Hon. Richard H. Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred
(with amendments), after second reading:
House Joint Resolution No. 13:
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-incrimination, due
process of law, and the taking of private property without just
compensation, by providing that the right of citizens to work
shall not be denied or abridged on account of membership or
non-membership in any organization.
Which bill has been carefully examined, found correctly
engrossed, and returns same herewith.
Respectfully,
THOSE. D. BEASLEY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Joint Resolution No. 13, contained in the above
report, was placed on the Calendar on Bills on Third Reading.
Mr. Leedy requested that a committee be appointed to con-
duct a War Bond Drive among the members of the House.
The Speaker referred Mr. Leedy's request to the Committee
on Americanism.
Mr. Thomas of Escambia moved that the rules be waived
and that House Bill No. 36 be recommitted to the Committee
on Public Health for the purpose of. further consideration.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Thomas of
Escambia that the rules be waived and House Bill No. 36 be
recommitted to the Committee on Public Health for the pur-
pose of further consideration, the result was:
Yeas-Members Beck. Bizzell. Bollinger, Boynton, Bryant,
Byrd, Carter, Clark, Curtis, Inman, Johnson, Lane, Mann,
Martin, McMullen, Middleton, Parker, Peavy, Thomas (Escam-
bia), Troxler, Walker, Wiseheart, Yaeger-23.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Brackin, Branch,
Bronson, Burwell, Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Clem-
ent, Cobb. Collins, Commander, Cook, Crary, Crews Croft,
Crofton, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua,
Gautier, Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hendry, Hodges, Holland,
Jenkins, Kelly, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Livingston, McDonald,
McKendree, Murray, Nilsson, Papy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers,
Sanchez, Scales, Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith
(Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee),
Taylor, Thomas (Lake), Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, West, Wotitzky, Hardin-68.
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 36 remained on the Calendar of House Bills
of a General Nature on Second Reading.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 26:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the application
of gasoline and other fuel tax funds accruing to Flagler
County under Section 16 of Article IX of the Constitution of
this State, to Flagler County's proportionate share of the
cost of construction of the brick road originally constructed
by St. Johns County.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.



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



April 12, 1943



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And Senate Bill No. 26 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B".
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber -
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 51:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the State Road
Department of the State of Florida to invest any second gas
tax funds heretofore or hereafter accruing to said department
for use pursuant to any statute of the State of Florida, and
any 80 per cent surplus funds heretofore or hereafter accruing
to said department for use pursuant to Section 16 of Article
IX of the State Constitution, which funds are uncommitted,
unusable or unexpendable for the purposes for which they
were heretofore allocated or. appropriated because of the
present war emergency, in gasoline or other fuel tax anticipa-
tion certificates of counties and special road and bridge dis-
tricts issued by the State Board of Administration pursuant
to Section 16 of Article IX of the State Constitution and
prescribing the terms and limitations of such investments and
the duties and powers of certain state officials in connection
therewith.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 51 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 50:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the State Road
Department of the State of Florida to make investments of
first gas tax funds which may be uncommitted unusable or
unexpendable for state road construction purposes because of
the present war emergency, in gasoline or other fuel tax
anticipation certificates of counties and special road and bridge
districts issued by the State Board of Administration pursuant
to Section 16 of Article IX of the State Constitution and
prescribing the terms and limitations of such investments and
the duties and powers of certain state officials in connection
therewith.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 50 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:



E



I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 52:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the disposition
of bonds, delinquent interest coupons, or other delinquent ob-
ligations of counties, districts and municipalities, deposited



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with the State Treasurer, as custodian thereof, under Chapter
15054, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 52 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
The following nMessage from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 49:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering
the State Board of Administration, created by Section 16 of
Article IX of the Constitution of this State, to refund and
pay certain judgments rendered against taxing units based
upon road and bridge bonds outstanding on July 1, 1931, or
any refunding issues thereof, and providing for the ap-
plication of any ad valorem taxes levied to pay such judg-
ments or the bonds upon which the same were based.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 49 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
"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-
Senate Bill No. 44:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the disposition
of excess funds created by ad valorem tax levies, tax re-
demptions or interest upon investments in the accounts of
the several counties and special road and bridge districts or
other special taxing districts of this State for road and
bridge bonded indebtedness being administered by the State
Board of Administration.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 44 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 32:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the interchange
of judges between the Court of Record in and for Escambia



County and the Circuit Court of said County.
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. 32 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "C".
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 29:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of
Public Instruction in any county to adopt rules and regulations
pertaining to and requiring patriotic programs in the schools
of the county.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 29 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Education "A".
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
Providing for the appointment of a Special pointt Committee
to consider, study and approve proposed legislation on statu-
tory revision, annotations of the Florida Statutes, and other
related matt ers.
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Florida provided
for the complete revision and compilation of the General
Statutes of Florida as Florida Statutes 1941, and adopted a
program calling for the continuous revision and supplementing
of said Florida Statutes 1941, and
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Florida auth-
orized and directed the Attorney General to prepare and com-
pile annotations to Florida Statutes and submit the same to
the 1943 session of the Legislature for approval, and such
annotations have been so prepared, and
WHEREAS, there are various other matters relating to the
revision, compilation and consolidation of the Statutes and
Laws of this state which should be considered by a special
committee appointed for that purpose, Now, Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES, OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:
That a special joint committee composed of four members
of the Senate and four members of the House of Representa-
tives of this Legislature, be appointed by the President of the
Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to
consider, study and approve all bills, resolutions and other
matters and things relating to statutory revision, annotations
to Florida Statutes and other kindred subjects, all of which
shall be referred to such joint committee.
That said joint committee shall confer with the Attorney
General of the State of Florida and the Legislative Advisory
Committee on statutory revision provided by Section 7, Chap-
ter 20719, Acts of 1941, on all such matters relating to statu-
tory revision.
Which was taken up.
Mr. Crary moved that Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3,
a companion resolution to House Concurrent Resolution No. 3
which has a favorable report from the Committee on Judiciary
"A," be withdrawn from the Committee on Judiciary "A," and
placed on the Calendar.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3 was withdrawn
from the Committee on Judiciary "A" and placed on the Cal-
endar.
Mr. Crary moved that Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3



be substituted for and considered in lieu of House Concurrent
Resolution No. 3.
Which was agreed to.



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House Joint Resolution No. 13:
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-incrimination,
due process of law, and the taking of private property with-
out just compensation, by providing that the right of citizens



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And-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
Providing for the appointment of a Special Joint Committee
to consider, study and approve proposed legislation )n statu-
tory revision, annotations of the Florida Statutes, and other
Slated matte's
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Florida provided
for the complete revision and compilation of the General
Statutes of Florida as Florida Statutes 1941, and adopted a
program calling for the continuous revision and supplementing
of said Florida Statutes 1941, and
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Florida auth-
orized and directed the Attorney General to prepare and com-
pile annotations to Florida Statutes and submit the same to
the 1943 session of the Legislature for approval, and such
annotations have been so prepared, and
WHEREAS, there are various other matters relating to the
revision, compilation and consolidation of the Statutes and
Laws of this state which should be considered by a special
committee appointed for that purpose, Now, Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CON-
CURRING:
That a special joint committee composed of four members
of the Senate and four members of the House of Representa-
tives of this Legislature, be appointed by the President of the
Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to
consider, study and approve all bills, resolutions and other
matters and things relating to statutory revision, annotations
to Florida Statutes and other kindred subjects, all of which
shall be referred to such joint committee.
That said joint committee shall confer with the Attorney
General of the State of Florida and the Legislative Advisory
Committee on statutory revision provided by Section 7, Chap-
ter 20719, Acts of 1941, on all such matters relating to statu-
tory revision.
was taken up and substituted for House Concurrent Resolution
No. 3.
Mr. Crary moved that Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3
be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3 was read the sec-
ond time in full.
A roll call was demanded on the adoption of Senate Con-
current Resolution No. 3.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of Senate Con-
current Resolution No. 3 the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey,
Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger,
Boynton, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton
(Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Graves, Hancock, Harris,
Hendry, Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly,
Lane, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Livingston, Mann, McDonald,
McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nilsson, Papy,
Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales,
Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart
(Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler,
Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker, West,
Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin-82.
Nays-Members Brackin, Clark, Commander, Curtis, Dugger,
Martin, Scofield, Shivers-8.
So Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3 was adopted.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Crary moved that House Concurrent Resolution No. 3
be indefinitely postponed.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
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to work shall net be denied or abridged on account of mem-
bership or non-membership in any organization.
Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
That the following amendment to the Constitution of the
State of Florida, Section 12 of the Declaration of Rights of
said Constitution, be and the same is hereby agreed to, and
the same shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the
State of Florida for ratification or rejection at the next
ensuing General Election, that is to say, that Section 12
of the Declaration of Rights of the Constitution of the State
of Florida, be amended so as to read as follows:
"Section 12. 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 citizens to
work shall not be denied or abridged on account of
membership or non-membership in any organization."
Which was taken up and read the third time in full as
amended.
Amendment No. 6:
Mr. Jenkins of Alachua offered the following amendment
to House Joint Resolution No. 13:
In Section 12, line 7, of the bill, strike out the words
"The right of citizens to work shall not be denied or abridged
on account of membership or non-membership in any or-
ganization," and insert the following in lieu thereof: The
right of citizens to work shall not be denied or abridged on
account of membership or non-membership in any labor un-
ion, or labor organization.
Mr. Jenkins moved that the rules be waived and the amend-
ment be adopted.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to waive the rules
and adopt Amendment No. 6, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bare-
field, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Brackin,
Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Carlton (St. Lucie), Car-
ter, Clark, Cobb, Collins, Cook, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis,
Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Han-
cock, Hendry, Hodges, Holland, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Leaird,
Leedy, Lewis. Livingston, Mann, McDonald, McKendree, Mc-
Mullen, Middleton, Nesmith, Nilsson, Parker, Peeples, Rivers,
Sanchez, Scales, Shivers, Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Lake),
Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker,
West, Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin-71.
Nays-Members Bailey, Baker, Boynton, Byrd, Carlton (Du-
val), Clement, Commander, Crary, Crews Gautier, Inman, Lane,
Martin, Murray, Papy, Peters, Scofield, Smith (Jackson),
Thomas (Escambia), Wiseheart--20.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Amend-
ment No. 6 was adopted.
Amendment No. 7:
Mr. Jenkins of Alachua offered the following amendment
to House Joint Resolution No. 13:
In Title of the bill, line 6, strike out the words: "The right
of citizens to work shall not be denied or abridged on ac-
count of membership or non-membership in any organization,"
and insert the following in lieu thereof: The right of citizens
to work shall not be denied or abridged on account of mem-
bership or non-membership in any labor union, or labor
organization.
Mr. Jenkins moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
The question recurred on the final passage of House Joint
Resolution No. 13, as amended.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be waived and the hour
of adjournment be extended until after final action on House
Joint Resolution No. 13.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Scofield moved the previous question on the passage



of House Joint Resolution No. 13, as amended.
Which was agreed to.



April 12, 1943



When the vote was taken on the final passage of House
Joint Resolution No. 13, as amended, which reads as follows:
House Joint Resolution No. 13:
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-incrimination, due
process of law, and the taking of private property without
just compensation, by providing that the right of citizens to
work shall not be denied or abridged on account of member-
ship or non-membership in any labor union, or labor or-
ganization.
Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
That the following amendment to the Constitution of the
State of Florida, Section 12 of the Declaration of Rights of
said Constitution, be and the same is hereby agreed to, and
the same shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the
State of Florida for ratification or rejection at the next
ensuing General Election, that is to say, that Section 12
of the Declaration of Rights of the Constitution of the
State of Florida, be amended so as to read as follows:
"Section 12. 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
citizens to work shall not be denied or abridged on
account of membership or non-membership in any
labor union, or labor organization."
The result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bare-
field, Baughman, Beasley, Bizzell, Brackin, Branch, Bronson,
Bryant, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Cobb,
Collins, Cook, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Harris,
Hodges, Holland, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis,
Mann, McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith,
Nilsson, Parker, Peeples, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Shivers,
Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Lee), Taylor,
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin-67.
Nays-Members Bailey, Baker, Beck, Bollinger, Boynton,
Carlton (Duval), Clement, Commander, Crary, Crews,
Gautier, Hendry, Inman, Lane, Livingston, Martin, McDonald,
Papy, Peters, Scofield, Smith (Jackson), Thomas (Escambia),
Walker, Wiseheart-24.
So House Joint Resolution No. 13 passed by the required
Constitutional three-fifths vote of all members elected to the
House of Representatives for the 1943 Session of the Florida
Legislature.
Mr. Lewis moved that the House do now reconsider the
vote by which it passed House Joint Resolution No. 13.
Mr. Leaird moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on
the table.
Which was agreed to.
The motion to reconsider the vote by which House Joint
Resolution No. 13 passed was laid on the table and House Joint
Resolution No. 13 was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote "No" on this resolution because labor unions should
not be destroyed, but regulated. I would not vote to destroy
capital and neither will I vote to destroy labor. They should
be brought to a mutual understanding by statutory regulation.
ARCHIE CLEMENT.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote "No" on the final passage of House Joint Resolution
No. 13 as amended, for the reason that I am of the firm
conviction that the matter embraced in the Resolution comes
peculiarly within the sole consideration of the Federal Gov-
ernment during these war times.
JOSEPH W. BAILEY,
Bay County.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I am against this bill because it will not eliminate racketeer-
ing in labor unions, but rather tear this state apart with labor
wars for the entire period of the war.



WALTER G. WALKER,
of Volusia.



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EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote "aye" on House Joint Resolution No. 13 for the rea-
son that I think there is an overwhelming demand by the
people of the State for an opportunity to vote on the question
involved. The vast majority of the voters will be laboring
people and the question will be decided by them. I preferred
that the amendment apply to all organizations and voted
against the amendment limiting it to labor organizations.
PERRY E. MURRAY.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE ON HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 13
By way of explanation, I state that such vote by me was not
in approval of any tactics of labor union of organized labor,
but merely because I felt that the Constitutional Amendment
would too long delay a settlement of this question, such Con-
stitutional Amendment not being voted on until the general
election of 1944. It was my preference to have an immediate
bill regulating labor unions passed in order that the effect of
the same might be felt in the present emergency.
CARLTON of Duval.
THIS IS MY EXPLANATION OF MY VOTE ON
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 13
It appears to me that one who is familiar with the section
of the Constitution effected by this Resolution and versed in
law must reach the honest conviction that there is no right
of a person to work secured by this amendment that is not
already vouchsafed to him in the Constitution as it is now
written. I realize to submit this amendment to the vote of the
people will cost the taxpayers of this state considerable money.
We are now engaged in a mighty conflict to determine
whether our way of life and the individual liberties of man
shall continue to exist. In this conflict many of the flower of
our young manhood and young womanhood must of necessity
sacrifice their lives if our way of life and our liberties are to
be secure.
There has risen in this state a condition caused by the un-
warranted *activities of certain persons under the guise of
representation of certain labor organizations, the responsi-
bility for whose activities apparently these organizations deny,
which is threatening those things for which our young men
and young women are giving their lives.
I believe in the right of labor to organize for their own pro-
tection and I would do nothing to interfere with that right.
This, my vote, is not a vote against organized labor but
against the unwarranted practices done under the guise of
organized labor. I realize that the greatest weapon for the
suppression of evil is the ballot of free citizens. Since this
amendment is to be submitted to the people and in order that
they may register, if they see fit, their individual protests
against this evil and for the salutary effect their protest may
have in curbing these unwarranted practices, I cast my vote
for the Resolution.
HARRY P. JOHNSON
Lake County.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
Dear Sir:
I submit the following explanation for voting "No" on
House Resolution No. 13, namely: In my opinion the said
resolution is not properly handled by constitutional amend-
ment, but could be adequately controlled by legislative en-
actment.
Respectfully,
HOWARD LIVINGSTON,
Representative
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote "yes" on the Resolution because in my opinion it is
such a far reaching question that it should be submitted to
all the people of Florida instead of 94 men and one lady.
GEORGE W. LEAIRD,
Representative from Broward
EXPLANATION OF VOTE ON HOUSE JOINT
RESOLUTION NO. 13
Since I represent all the people of Broward County, I am
voting "aye" on the passage of this proposed amendment
to the Constitution so that the people themselves may have
an opportunity to express their desire on this question.



JOHN S. BURWELL,
John S. Burwell, Representative Broward County.



April 12, 1943



that which is fair, and that if such organizations are con-
trolled by proper regulatory statutes, the most desirable
ends will be served.
I am not satisfied that the provision in the proposed Con-
stitutional Amendment (which is not self-executing) will
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I voted against the Jenkins' Amendment because:
1. While I am of the opinion that certain abuses and
racketeering in and by organized labor require correction I
do not feel that a Constitutional Amendment is the proper
procedure.
2. I am convinced that this bill would totally destroy labor,
labrr unions and the substantial contributions such organ-
izations have made toward a greater Florida and a better
America.
MARY LOU BAKER,
Member from Pinellas County.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I voted against the Jenkins' amendment because:
1. I am convinced that it would result in total destruction
of labor unions.
2. I am willing to correct by the enactment of proper laws
any abuses or racketeering in or by organized labor, but I
am not willing to go to the extreme of total destruction.
3. While labor organizations, like all other great move-
ments, may, in the course of its growth and progress, have
its imperfections, rough spots and faults, I still believe that
it has made a substantial contribution toward a higher stan-
dard of living among the masses of people and that we should
not, in a moment of industrial excitement, surrender all the
benefits which society has achieved in the past through the
influence of labor organizations.
DAVE THOMAS.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
Hon. Walter P. Fuller,
Chief Clerk House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Mr. Fuller:
I would respectfully request that my reasons for being for
House Joint Resolution No. 13 be inserted and placed in the
House Journal for today, and beg to state that the voting
machine carried my vote as being No due to pressing the wrong
key, when as a matter of fact I had intended to vote AYE for
said Resolution. The machine at my desk did not release in
time and the voting machine was locked. I have informed
Speaker Richard Simpson of this fact.
I am for the Resolution because I think that the people
of the State of Florida and the people in Duval County whom
I represent should have a chance to decide on this issue.
It is not my desire to take away from the people the right
to decide on any public issue and certainly not this one. I
think the measure is fair to all and my conscience and prayers
would not let me do otherwise than to let the people know
where I stand in regard to their wishes. While I have
always been a friend of labor I think that the people have
a right also to express their views.
I therefore respectfully request that this explanation be
published in the House Journal. I would like the roll call
to show me as voting AYE and will so move at the opening
of the session tomorrow.
Sincerely,
BIRT C. BYRD,
Representative Duval County, Florida.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE ON HOUSE JOINT
RESOLUTION NO. 13
I voted NO on this Resolution because I believe that it
does not eradicate causes of unethical practices of labor
union or does not cause segregation of racial classification
while at work.
GEO. H. INMAN,
Bradford County.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE ON HOUSE JOINT
RESOLUTION NO. 13
I am thoroughly in accord with the proponents of the
above measure when they state that organized labor should
be controlled within reasonable bounds. I am further con-
vinced that the membership of organized labor is largely
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the manner in which it may be construed may be more
injurious than beneficial, particularly in view of the many
contracts for Federal Agencies being carried on in Florida.
For these reasons I feel constrained to vote against the
Resolution.
EVANS CRARY,
Representative, Martin County.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
April 12, 1943.
Mr. McDonald of Hillsborough, Chairman of the Committee
on Special Appropriations, reported that the Committee had
carefully considered the following bill and recommends that
it do pass.
Senate Bill No. 1:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 585.32 Florida
Statutes 1941, relating to the purchase and distribution of
Anti-Hog Cholera Serum and Virus and the appropriation
thereof.
And Senate Bill No. 1, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 12, 1943.
Mr. McDonald of Hillsborough, Chairman of the Committee
on Special Appropriations, reported that the Committee had
carefully considered the following bill and recommends that
it do pass.
House Bill No. 14:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 585.32, Florida
Statutes 1941, relating to the purchase and distribution of anti-
hog cholera serum and virus and the appropriation therefore.
And House Bill No. 14, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 12, 1943.
Mr. McDonald of Hillsborough, Chairman of the Committee
on Special Appropriations, reported that the Committee had
carefully considered the following bills and recommends that
it do not pass.
House Bill No. 102:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the establishment of
demonstration farms in each county of the State of Florida;
providing for appointment by the governor of farm demonstra-
tion supervisors and fixing their qualifications; creating the
office of farm demonstration supervisor and fixing the salary
therefore; providing for their necessary expenses; requiring the
farm demonstration supervisors to establish demonstration
farms and authorizing them to select the same upon approval
of the Board of County Commissioners and the legislative
representative in the county where the farm is to be located;
authorizing the supervisor to enter into a contract with the
owner and requiring the county attorney to draw the same;



April 12, 1943



providing that such demonstration farm shall be operated
under the direction, supervision and control of the farm dem-
onstration supervisors; providing for the division of the profits
of said farm; requiring the owner thereof to keep certain
records and for a penalty upon failure so to do; permitting
the farm demonstration supervisor to expend a certain amount
of money for the purchase of seed, et cetera, to be grown and
raised on the farm; providing for the method of disposition
of all products and livestock remaining upon a demonstration
farm upon the termination of the contract with the owner
thereof; authorizing certain state agencies to enter into an
agreement with the farm demonstration supervisor with refer-
ence to land owned by them and the division of the profits;
permitting certain corporations the like privilege; providing
the area of such farms; making an appropriation for the re-
mainder of this year and one for each year thereafter; and
providing a penalty for the violation of this Act.
And House Bill No. 102, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rule.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Mr. Beasley, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 12, 1943.
Hon. Richard H. Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred
(with amendments), after third reading:
House Joint Resolution No. 13:
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-incrimination, due process of law,
and the taking of private property without just compensation,
by providing the right of citizens to work shall not be denied
or abridged on account of membership or non-membership in
any labor union, or labor organization.
Which bill has been carefully examined, found correctly
engrossed, and returns same herewith.
Respectfully,
THOSE. D. BEASLEY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Joint Resolution No. 13, contained in the above
report was certified to the Senate.
Mr. Hancock moved that the House do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 2:12 P.M. the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 1943



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A.M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett. Ayers, Bailey,
Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell Bollinger,
Boynton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd,
Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement,
Cobb, Collins, Commander, Cook, Crary. Crews. Croft. Crofton,
Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua,
Gautier, Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hendry, Hodges, Holland,
Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis,
Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, McMullen,
Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy,
Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales Scofield, Shivers,
Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart
(Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin
-93.
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
The Journal for Monday, April 12, was ordered corrected and
as corrected, was approved.
Mr. Byrd asked unanimous consent of the House to be
recorded as voting "aye" on the final passage of House Joint
Resolution No. 13.
Which was given.
Mr. Speaker announced the appointment of the following
committee under Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
Mr. Crary of Martin, Chairman.
Mr. Lewis of Gulf.
Mr. Floyd of Franklin.
Mr. Murray of Polk.
Mr. Graves moved that House Bill No. 86 which is now in
the Committee on Census and Apportionment be jointly re-
ferred to that committee and the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE MEMORIALS
By Messrs. Brackin of Okaloosa, West of Santa Rosa, and
Wiseheart of Dade-
House Memorial No. 2:
Memorializing Congress to pass Pharmacy Corps Bill.
Mr. Brackin moved that the rules be waived and House
Memorial No. 2 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 2 was read a second time by its
title.
Mr. Brackin moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Memorial No. 2 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 2 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Me-
morial No. 2, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Baker, Barefield, Baughman,
Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton, Brackin, Bronson, Bryant,
Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Collins, Cook,
Crews s, Floyd, Fuqua, Hancock, Harris, Hendry, Hodges,
Inman, Jenkins, Kelly, Lane, Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Middle-
ton, Murray, Nesmith, Neilsson, Papy, Parker, Sanchez, Sco-
field, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Semi-
nole), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Es-
cambia), Usina, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin
-54.



Nays-Members Andrews, Avriett, Bailey, Branch, Carlton
(Duval), Clark, Cobb, Commander, Crary, Crofton, Curtis,
Delegal, Dugger, Graves, Leedy, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers,
Thomas (Lake), Turner (Levy), Walker-22.
So House Memorial No. 2 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
The Speaker Pro Tern in the Chair.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Byrd of Duval and Crofton of Brevard-
House Resolution No. 14:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA NOW ASSEMBLED:
That the House of Representatives of the State of Florida
do now dedicate a few moments of its time to this the 200th
anniversary of the birth of that great American, Thomas
Jefferson.
That no man has so profoundly affected the minds of the
world with reference to Government of the people than did
Thomas Jefferson.
He was author of the Declaration of Independence-that
great document that gave clarion call to the oppressed of the
earth and gave them hope that the common man could have
a part in governing themselves. The world has been pro-
foundly moved by that great document.
Thomas Jefferson is a man of many accomplishments and he
vwas proudest of three things, namely: (1) The Declaration of
Independence, (2) Drawing up Virginia's Statute of Religious
Freedom and (3) Founding the University of Virginia.
He was also an inventor, architect, orator and statesman.
When he became the 3rd President of the United States
the world was astonished at his political philosophies in opera-
tion. It was then that the world saw the success of his phylos-
ophy: That all men were created equal and are endowed by
their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among which
are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Whatever would benefit common man most was part of
Jefferson's religion. His advocacy of States rights of universal
franchise and religious freedom was but a means toward lift-
ing humanity to a higher degree of freedom and liberty.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the House of Repre-
sentatives of the State of Florida in session assembled do now
set aside a few moments for a eulogy of one of the greatest
Americans-'Ihomas Jefferson; and that the Honorable Rich-
ard Simpson, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Jef-
ferson County, is requested to speak to this Resolution.
Which was read the first time in full.
Mr. Crofton moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to and House Resolution No. 14 was
adopted.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Parker of Leon-
House Joint Resolution No. 105:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Article IX
of the Constitution of the State of Florida, relative to taxation
and finance by adding an additional section thereto and to
be known as Section 17 of Article IX.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following Amendment to Article IX of the Consti-
tution of the State of Florida, to be known as Section 17 of
said Article IX, be, and the same is hereby, agreed to and shall
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General Election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first
Monday in November, 1944, for ratification or rejection.
Section 17. There shall be exempt from all taxes,
for a period of twenty-five (25) years succeeding
their completion, the high lines, transmission lines,
distribution lines and other property of electric co-
operatives organized and doing business pursuant to
the Acts of Congress relating to rural electrification.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Parker of Leon-
House Bill No. 106:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the procedure in
divorce cases where the defendant has been served with process
and has failed to appear or defend and wherein such litigation
the defendant voluntarily files an answer waiving notice of the
taking of testimony and admitting the allegations of the
plaintiff's complaint, and repealing all laws and parts of laws
in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Parker of Leon-
House Bill No. 107:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 48.14 Florida
Statutes of 1941 by requiring the clerk to enter a decree pro
confesso on the day after the return day named in process
served by publication, whether such return day be a rule day
or not, and repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict
herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Committee on Finance and Taxation-
House Bill No. 108:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for exemption of
dealers in gasoline or other like products of petroleum from
payment of excise taxes on gas or other like products of
petroleum sold to the United States of America, its depart-
ments, agencies and instrumentalities, in bulk lots for exclu-
sive use by the United States of America, its departments,
agencies and instrumentalities; providing for promulgation of
rules and regulations by the Comptroller for enforcement of
the Act; and providing for the construction and effect of the
Act in the event of its invalidity.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
General Calendar.
By Mr. Gautier of Dade-
House Bill No. 109:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 19, Chapter
20956, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, being "An Act to amend
Chapter 18011, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1937, the same being
entitled 'An Act relating to license taxes repealing Chapter
14491, and Chapter 14528, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929; re-
pealing parts of Chapter 2 of Title VI, of Division 1 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, of 1920; repealing Chap-
ter 16801 and Chapter 17167, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935;
imposing certain license taxes and providing for the payment
and collection thereof, and providing that license taxes shall
be a lien on the property of the person liable therefore, under
certain circumstances,' and repealing all laws or parts of laws
in conflict herewith."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Brackin of Okaloosa-
House Bill No. 110:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to marriage licenses; re-
quiring certificate of physician as precedent to issuance of
marriage licenses; requiring a pre-marital serological test for
discovery of syphilis; providing manner in which physician's
certificate and laboratory report are to be made; defining
standard 'serological tests and approved laboratory; providing
exemption from physician's certificate because of pregnancy
or other emergency circumstances; providing for free blood



test and limiting fees of physicians for making examination
and issuing certificate; providing for method of filing phy-
sicians' certificates, laboratory reports and court proceedings;
authorizing use of laboratory report information by the State



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Board of Health for the protection of the public health; re-
quiring that information of physicians' certificates, laboratory
reports and court proceedings be kept confidential; providing
an annual appropriation to carry out the purposes of this Act;
and providing violation of this Act to be a misdemeanor.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Brackin of Okaloosa-
House Bill No. 111:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prevent the occurrence of
congenital syphilis; requiring a serological test for discovery
of syphilis in pregnant women; designating standard serolog-
ical tests and approved laboratories; providing for statement
regarding tests to be made on birth or stillbirth certificates;
providing manner in which laboratory reports are to be made;
providing tests shall be made free of charge; authorizing use
of reports for protection of the public health; providing an
annual appropriation to carry out purposes of the Act; and
providing violation of the Act to be a misdemeanor.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Wiseheart, Peters and Gautier of Dade-
House Bill No. 112:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing any county having a
population of 250,000 or more inhabitants according to the
latest federal or state census to procure, construct, loan and
furnish to the hospital for the insane of the State of Florida
buildings, structures and land to be used for those committed
to said hospital and making same a county purpose and pre-
scribing the duties of the commissioners of state institutions
relative thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on State Institutions.
By Mr. Smith of Polk-
House Bill No. 113:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 295.01 of the
Florida Statutes of 1941, the same relating to educational
benefits for the orphans of deceased veterans so that the same
when amended shall include the orphans of deceased veterans
of World War Two.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "A."
By Messrs. Cobb and Leedy of Orange-
House Bill No. 114:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 28.18 Florida
Statutes, 1941, providing for the recording of certificates of
discharge of members of the military and naval forces of the
United States who serve with the armed forces during a war
in which the United States was or may be a belligerent.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Veterans Affairs.
By Mr. Smith of Polk-
House Bill No. 115:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that disabled vet-
erans of World War No. 2 becoming disabled in line of duty
between December 7, 1941 and the close of World War No. 2
shall be entitled to the same license tax exemption as now is
provided by law for disabled Veterans of the Spanish American
War and/or the Veterans of World War No. 1.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Veterans Affairs.
By Mr. Floyd of Franklin-
House Bill No. 116:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for participation by
the State of Florida, while cooperating in the practical war
effort, and thereafter in concerted action with other States,
or independently, to preserve the constitutional integrity of the
State Government, against Federal legislative encroachments
upon the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."



By Messrs. Hodges of Columbia, Jenkins and Carter of
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Scofield of Citrus, Rivers of Clay, Wiseheart and Peters of
Dade, Crews, Carlton and Byrd of Duval, Floyd of Franklin,
Lewis of Gulf, (Miss) Baker, Clement of Pinellas, Murray of
Polk, Dowda of Putnam, Carlton of St. Lucie, Avriett of Ham-
ilton, Livingston of Highlands, Martin, McMullen and Mc-
Donald of Hillsborough, Croft of Lafayette, Johnson of Lake,
Parker of Leon, Hancock of Madison, Troxler of Marion,
Crary of Martin, Bollinger and Beck of Palm Beach, West
of Santa Rosa, Sanchez of Suwanee, Andrews of Union,
Nesmith of Wakulla, and Beasley of Walton.
House Bill No. 117:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting and making unlawful
the practice of law in the State of Florida by anyone except
licensed, practicing attorneys; defining the practice of law
for the purpose of this Act; providing for the issuance of
injunctions to restrain violations of the provisions thereof;
providing that any violation of the provisions of this Act
shall be a misdemeanor and punishment therefore; and repeal-
ing all laws in conflict therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Commander of Holmes-
House Bill No. 118:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of mem-
bers of the Boards of Public Instruction in all counties of the
State of Florida having a population of not less than 15,000
and not more than 16,000 according to the federal census of
1940.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education 'B."
By Mr. Hodges of Columbia-
House Bill No. 119:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the County Com-
missioners of Columbia County to appropriate money and
enter into contracts for the purpose of building water dams
,n said county for the conservation of fish and the prevention
of erosion.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
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.
Which bill was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Shivers of Washington-
House Bill No. 120:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring all State and County
officers to file a personal financial statement upon qualifying
as such official and periodically thereafter so long as they
continue to hold office, and providing penalties for the viola-
tion of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
House Joint Resolution No. 121:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Article 5
of the Constitution of Florida by adding thereto an additional
section relating to the election of State Attorneys, Judges of
Criminal Courts of Record and County Solicitors.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:-That Article 5 of the Constitution
of the State of Florida be amended by adding thereto an
additional section to be known as Section 47 of said Article
relating to the election of State Attorneys, Judges of Criminal
Courts of Record and County Solicitors be and the same are
hereby agreed to, and shall be submitted to the electors of the
State of Florida for ratification or rejection at the General
Election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday
in November, 1944, as follows:
"Section 47. State Attorneys, Judges of the Criminal
Courts of Record and County Solicitors shall hereafter be
elected by the qualified electors of their respective judicial
circuits or counties as other State and County officials are
elected."
The first election of State Attorneys, Judges of Criminal
Courts of Record and County Solicitors shall be held at the
General Election in 1948 to take office the first Tuesday



after the first Monday in January 1949 for a term of four



years. Any provision of the Constitution in conflict herewith
is hereby repealed.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
House Bill No. 122:
A bill to be entitled An Act empowering a married person
to dispose of his or her property, except homestead property,
without the joinder of his or her spouse and barring dower
interests and rights in and to the property so disposed of.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Dunham of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 123:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the foreclosure of
tax sale certificates, issued by the tax collector of DeSoto
County, Florida, to either the treasurerr of the State of
Florida, or the County of DeSoto, State of Florida, or the
assignee of such certificates and authorize foreclosure in one
bill of complaint upon separate parcels of land, owned by
different persons defendant.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
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.
Which bill was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
House Bill No. 124:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that Sheriffs, Con-
stables and other police officers shall not receive any pay
as witnesses on behalf of the State of Florida, providing pen-
alties for making a false statement to obtain such pay,
making clerks of court personally chargeable for the amount
of any witness fee paid to any such officer not entitled to
same, and giving said clerks a lien upon any compensation
due to such officer for the amount of such fee.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Messrs. Floyd of Franklin, Thomas of Escambia, Sanchez
of Suwannee, McMullen of Hillsborough, Carlton of Duval,
Byrd of Duval, Lane of Manatee, Beasley of Walton, Usina
of St. Johns, Smith of Jackson, Barefield of Jackson, Miss
Bakerof Pinellas, Bizzell of Escambia, Branch of Liberty, Bur-
well of Broward, Leaird of Broward, Crary of Martin, Boynton
of Gadsden, Yaeger of Leon, Nesmith of Wakulla, McKendree
cf Nassau, Gautier of Dade, Hancock of Madison, Parker of
Leon, West of Santa. Rosa, Smith of Seminole, Hodges of
Columbia, Peavy of Madison, Avriett of Hamilton, Croft of
Lafayette, Inman of Bradford, Andrews of Union, Hendry of
Okeechobee, Peeples of Glades, Beck of Palm Beach, Murray
of Polk-
House Joint Resolution No. 125:
A Joint Resolution proposing the amendment of Section 1,
Article 6, of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating
to qualifications of electors by reducing the age requirement
of qualified electors from twenty-one years and upward as now
provided to eighteen years and upward.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That the following amendment to Section 1,
Article 6, of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating
to qualifications of electors be, 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 in the year 1944; that is to say, that the said
Section 1, Article 6, of the Constitution of the State of Florida
be amended so as to read as follows:
"SECTION 1. Every person of the age of eight-
een years and upwards that shall, at the time of
registration, be a citizen of the United States, and
that shall have resided and had his habitation, domi-
cile, home and place of permanent abode in Florida for
one year and in the county for six months, shall in such



county be deemed a qualified elector at all elections
under this constitution. Naturalized citizens of the
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shall produce to the registration officer his certificate
of naturalization or a duly certified copy thereof."
Which was read the first time in full and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
House Bill No. 126:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating fees and compen-
sation of constables.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Mr. Dunham of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 127:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of C. F. Hull and
to provide for the payment to him by the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, out of
funds now on hand or hereafter to come into their possession
as such Trustees from the sale of lands situated in DeSoto
County, Florida, which reverted to them under the provisions
of Chapter 18296, Acts of Florida, 1937, the sum of seven
hundred six dollars and two cents ($706.02) as for earned,
but uncollected tax collector's commissions, assessable against
the lands which so reverted to said trustees.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Commander of Holmes-
House Bill No. 128:
A bill to be entitled An Act to further provide for the
revenue of the State of Florida and the public schools of
the State by imposir, a tax upon the privilege of operating
a business within the State; providing for the licensing of
all who operate businesses subject to the tax imposed; exempt-
ing certain products from the tax; providing when and how
said tax shall be paid; providing for the keeping of records
from which to compute said tax and the making of reports
under oath and penalties for the violation thereof; providing
that the Comptroller make return for those failing to do so;
providing for the correction of mistakes in making returns
and reports; providing for appeals after hearing on assess-
ment made by Comptroller and for collection of taxes by legal
action; providing for the taxing of itinerant vendors, etc.;
and for the collection of the tax from anyone who quits
business; providing for the punishment of violators of this
Act or any section hereof; providing for the divulging of
amount of tax paid; providing for the administration and
enforcement of said Act and to appropriate the revenue de-
rived hereunder; and repealing all laws and parts of laws in
conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Thomas of Lake-
House Bill No. 129:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and concerning
taxation levying and imposing an excise tax on transactions
and documents to raise revenue for the support of the govern-
rhent, and public free schools: providing for the enforcement
of this act and providing penalties for failure to pay said
tax and repealing Chapter 15,787, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1931, and all other laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Stewart of Hendry and Peeples of Glades-
House Bill No. 130:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating and establishing a
State road to extend from Harrisburg in Glades County,
Florida, southwesterly to LaBelle, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
House Bill No. 131:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 16882, Laws
of Florida, 1935, by making the same definitely applicable
to the election, compensation and duties of the office of County
Attorney in Highlands County, Florida, and validating elec-
tions held under said amended Act.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
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.
Which bill was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
House Bill No. 132:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the compensation to
be paid to the Financial Committee known as the Bond Trus-
tees in Highlands County, Florida.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
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.
Which bill was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Murray of Polk-
House Bill No. 133:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 768.02, Florida
Statutes, 1941; relating to parties, damages and survival of
actions and causes of actions and the distributes in case of
recovery by an administrator or executor in wrongful death
actions.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Wotitzky of Charlotte (by request)--
House Bill No. 134:
A bill to be entitled An Act making unlawful the sale, offer
for sale or advertising for sale of cemetery lots or mausoleum
space for speculative or financial investment purposes or the
guarantee, promise, representation, or inducement to pur-
chaser of financial profits; providing for penalties for the
violation thereof and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Murray of Polk-
House Bill No. 135:
A bill to entitled An Act authorizing incorporated towns and
cities to provide by ordinance for the forfeiture to the town
or city of sums of money taken or seized by police officers
of the town or city from gambling devices and in gambling or
lottery operations maintained; engaged in or conducted in
violation of the ordinances of the town or city and contrary
to the laws of the State of Florida; providing that the court
of the town or city for the punishment of offenses against
municipal ordinances shall have jurisdiction to adjudicate
such forfeitures; prescribing the practice and procedure to be
followed in such adjudication of forfeiture proceedings, and
providing for appeals from adjudications to the Circuit Court.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Harris and Miss Baker of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 136:
A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing a limitation of time
after the record of a deed or the probate of a will within which
an action may be brought concerning the lands described in
such deed or will and validating certain conveyances and
devises.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. Leedy of Orange-
House Bill No. 137:
A bill to be entitled An Act to establish limited partnerships.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. Parker and Yaeger of Leon-
House Bill No. 138:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 257.05 of
Florida Statutes, 1941 relative to copies of reports of State
Departments or other publications of the State furnished State
Library Board.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to



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By Messrs. Martin, McDonald and McMullen of Hills-
borough-
House Bill No. 139:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering the
Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County, Flor-
ida, to compromise, adjust, settle and cancel paving certificates
issued under Chapter 9316, Acts 1923 Legislature, and held,
owned, or acquired by said county upon terms and conditions
to be fixed and determined by said board of County Commis-
sioners; and validating, ratifying and confirming all settle-
ments, compromises and cancellations of such paving certificates
heretofore made by said Board of County Commissioners.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
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.
Which bill was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. McMullen of Hillsborough and Clement of Pin-
ellas-
House Bill No. 140:
A bill to be entitled An Act defining and regulating the for-
mation, operation, and dissolution of limited partnerships,
describing the rights, duties, and liabilities of general and
limited partners thereof, and providing for the service of pro-
cess in actions with regard thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. Martin, McDonald and McMullen of Hills-
borough-
House Bill No. 141:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the reduction, com-
promise and settlement of all State, County and District
taxes other than drainage taxes levied and assessed for the
year 1942 or prior years including unpaid taxes for any omitted
year or years against any or all lands situate in Hillsborough
County, Florida, against which there are outstanding uncan-
celled paving certificates, representing assessments under the
provisions of Chapter 10145, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925,
upon such terms and for such amounts as may be determined
by the Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County,
Florida by resolution adopted by and entered in the minutes of
said Board: and to provide for distribution of proceeds of any
settlement so authorized and made.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
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.
Which bill was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Johnson of Lake, Clement of Pinellas, Fuqua of
Manatee, Collins of Sarasota, Yaeger of Leon, Hodges of
Columbia, Dowder of Putnam, Croft of Lafayette, Beasley of
Walton, Middleton of Putnam, Crofton of Brevard, Taylor
of Hardee, Sanchez of Suwannee, Thomas of Lake, Davis of
Gadsden, West of Santa Rosa, Scales of Taylor, Dunham
of DeSoto, Turner of Levy, Crary of Martin, Troxler of Marion,
Brackin of Qkaloosa, Jenkins of Alachua, Holland of'
Bay, Graves of Indian River, Cook of Flagler, Curtis of Marion,
Wotitzky of Charlotte, Hancock of Madison, Leedy of Orange.
Turner of St. Johns, Dugger of Baker, Shivers of Washington,
Smith of Polk, Ayers of Gilchrist, Carlton of St. Lucie, Nesmith
of Wakulla, Bronson of Osceola, Rivers of Clay, Peeples of
Glades, Mann of Seminole, Gautier of Dade, Smith of Semi-
nole, Burwell of Broward, Bryant of Pasco and Lewis of Gulf-
House Bill No. 142:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating labor unions; declar-
ing a public policy; defining words and terms; requiring certain
reports by labor unions to the Secretary of State; fixing the
time therefore; providing a limited privilege character for such
reports; regulating the manner and time of the election of



officers, agents, organizers and representatives of labor unions,
stating a proviso; making it unlawful for an alien, or any one
convicted of a felony, to serve as an officer, official or organizer
of a labor union, excepting a convicted felon whose citizenship
has been restored; making it unlawful for any labor union to



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make a financial contribution to any political party or person
running for a political office; regulating the duties and ac-
tivities of organizers for labor unions; prescribing certain.
duties of the Secretary of State; requiring labor unions to file
with the Secretary of State copies of certain working agree-
ments; providing a qualified privilege for such agreements;
regulating fees, dues, fines, assessments and pecuniary exac-
tions by labor unions; regulating the collection and disposition
of fees, dues and moneys whatsoever, collected by organizers,
officers, members or agents of labor unions, in respect to
membership in unions, or for the privilege or permit to work;
requiring labor unions to keep certain books of accounts, open
to certain inspection; regulating rights of members, and per-
sons desiring membership in labor unions; dealing with ex-
pulsion and reinstatement of members; prescribing penalties
and remedies and enforcement officers; declaring rules of con-
struction; containing a saving clause with respect to consti-
tutional invalidity; and declaring an emergency.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Labor.
By Messrs. Parker and Yaeger of Leon-
House Bill No. 143:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the State Library
Board to negotiate for the transfer of and to receive public
records from any official, department or agency of the State
of Florida; making the State Library Board legal custodian
of all public records turned over to it by any and every such
official, department or agency; authorizing any public officer
to turn over to the State Library Board such public records
legally in his custody as are not needed for the transaction of
the business of his office whenever the State Library Board
is willing to receive and care for them; requiring the Secretary
of the State Library Board to receive for deposit in the Florida
State Library all records turned over to said Board by any
public officer or any agency of the State, and that said Secre-
tary of the State Library Board receipt for all records received.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. Martin, McDonald and McMullen of Hills-
borough-
House Bill No. 144:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of County
Commissioners of Hillsborough County, Florida, to close, va-
cate and abandon any private or public street, road, alley way.
or other place used for travel, or any portion thereof, within
said County, and to prescribe the method therefore, and vali-
dating and confirming the closing, vacation and abandonment
of such roads and streets, heretofore ordered by such Board.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
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.
Which bill was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Martin, McDonald and McMullen of Hills-
borough-
House Bill No. 145:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for a reregistration of
all voters for all elections to be held in the year 1944, in Hills-
borough County, Florida; and providing for the time of open-
ing and closing the registration books; and providing that the
registration for the year 1944 shall be a permanent registration
for all subsequent elections: and providing for the registration
of all voters for all elections subsequent to the year 1944 in the
office of the Supervisor of Registration only; and providing
for the time of opening and closing of the registration books
in the office of the Supervisor of Registration for all elections
subsequent to the year 1944; and providing ,the form of regis-
tration blanks, providing for the type of binder for the perma-
nent registration records: and providing for notice to voters
by the Supervisor of Registration of their registration as
shown on the registration books, and requesting information
pertinent thereto in the year 1946 and every two years there-
after and the return thereof by the voters and the penalty for
failure to return said notice with the information requested;
and providing for the furnishing of the registration blanks by
the Secretary of State and the permanent registration binders



by the County Commissioners; and providing for the compen-



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station of the Supervisor of Registration; and providing for a
chief deputy, and providing for their compensation.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
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.
Which bill was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Harris and Miss Baker of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 146:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting disclosure by duly
authorized physician or surgeon of any communication or
information acquired by him in his professional character from
any patient, without his consent or that of his legal repre-
sentative.
Which was read the first time by its, title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Messrs. Jenkins and Carter of Alachua-
House Bill No. 147:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to minor children pro-
viding that a person over the age of eighteen is entitled to
his or her earnings and to any estate which such person may
acquire by his or her own labor or industry.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
April 13, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Florida
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules and Calendar, to whom was
referred the question of recommitting to committees bills,
resolutions of other matters after report by committees to
which the matter was referred have considered the same,
recommends the adoption of the following rule, to be num-
bered 70-A:
"RULE 70-A. RECOMMITTING AFTER REPORT.
All matters referred to committees shall be reported
from said committees by bill resolution or otherwise
with their recommendations thereon, and after such
report no bills, resolution or other matter shall be
recommitted to any committee except by a two-thirds
vote of the members present and voting."
Respectfuly submitted,
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR., Chairman,
Committee on Rules and Calendar.
Mr. Lewis moved that the Report of the Committee on
Rules and Calendar be adopted.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
[Szr:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate as adopted-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority of Chapter 20,214,
Laws of Florida, regular session of 1941, under the able guid-
ance and command of Major Wright Vermilya, Jr., the First
Air Squadron of the Florida Defense Force was organized and
perfected, being the first militia air force to be organized in
Sthe United States; and
WHEREAS, immediately prior to the attack on Pearl Har-
bor by the Japanese, an organization known as the Civil Air
Patrol was formed and allied with the Office of Civilian De-
fense of the United States, of which the First Air Squadron
of the Florida Defense Force became a Wing, designated as
the Florida Wing No. 41, with Major Vermilya as its Wing
Commander, furnishing to the Civil Air Patrol hundreds of
thoroughly trained pilots, observers, and technical experts,



many of whom owned good and serviceable airplanes suitable
for duties in the war effort; and



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WHEREAS, the Civil Air Patrol has been closely co-
ordinated with the United States Army Air Forces, having as
its National Commander, Major Earle L. Johnson, U. S. Army
Air Corps, whose record as a flier and organizer is outstand-
ing; and
WHEREAS, Florida has produced, by the systemized pro-
gram of the First Air Squadron, Florida Defense Force and
the Civil Air Patrol, many pilots, observers, mechanics and
technical men and women now assigned with the Anti-
Submarine Patrol along the eastern seaboard, most of whom
could not have been used in the armed services due to their
age or slight physical disabilities, and who are due a great
deal of credit for the hazardous tasks performed, the military
manner in which they have accomplished such tasks, and the
loyal and patriotic spirit maintained by them when called upon
by the Military Service to perform military work, though
'civilians; and
WHEREAS, history alone will give proper recognition to the
good work done by the Coastal Patrol of the Civil Air Patrol
in their activities against Nazi submarines in waters adjacent
to our shores, and only our later records will reveal these
accomplishments as all duties performed on active military
missions by Civil Air Patrol members must and will be kept a
military secret; and
WHEREAS, the Coastal Patrol of the Civil Air Patrol con-
sists of personnel which is required to keep an alert watch
over great bodies of water for the approach of enemy sub-
marines which have been a menace to shipping along the
commerce lanes of this country, and these individuals have
gone forth on their duties in personally owned aircraft, and
have performed like soldiers, offering their services to their
country free, as well as the use of their airplanes, their radios
and other necessary equipment, receiving only a per diem
for their expenses; and
WHEREAS, the personnel of the Civil Air Patrol is trained
in the difficult and particular field of airport concealment
and protection, and is prepared to guard such airports in
time of invasion, against enemies and in the manner pre-
scribed for soldiers, and are well trained in the art, and per-
form the duties of target towing, searchlight tracking for
ground forces, military courier service for various army posts,
industrial courier service for the many wartime industries,
and assist the Forestry Service during its shortage of man-
power in State and National forestry patrols.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA:
That we go on record as commending the officers and mem-
bers of the Civil Air Patrol for their patriotic activities, sacri-
fices, and accomplishments toward the end of winning the
war; and that this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of
the House and Senate.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 contained in the
above message, was read the first time in full and was
referred to the Committee on Aviation.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
'I'allahassee, Florida, April 12, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
FSir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 2:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 28.18 of the
Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to recording discharges of
veterans.
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 its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Veterans Affairs.














The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
rSir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the President of the Senate has appointed
Senators Collins, King, Sturgis and Housholder as the com-
mittee on the part of the Senate pursuant to Senate Concur-
rent Resolution No. 3.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate

The following message from the Senate was received and
read: Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
rsir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 60:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 102.67 of the
Florida Statutes, 1941, the same being Section 1 of Chapter
20850 Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, to fix the date for the
filing of sworn statement and the payment of filing fee and
party committee assessment by candidates for nomination
for appointment to the office of Judge of the Court of Record
of Escambia County and the County Solicitor of said county,
and providing for the remittance of said filing fees and com-
mittee assessments to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Escam-
bia County, Florida.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 60 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read: ;i
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
rSir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 56:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the appointment
and compensation of an Assistant County Solicitor in and for
the Court of Record of Escambia County, Florida, and in all
Constitutional Courts of Record in the State of Florida.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 56 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "A."
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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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Senate Bill No. 41:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 462.01, 462.05,
and 462.08, Florida Statutes, 1941, defining naturopathy and
relating to examination, license and registration requirements
for the practice of naturopathy; providing additional require-
ments for granting renewal licenses; providing for restoration
of expired licenses and registration with State Board of
Health; recognizing provisions of Florida Basic Science Law,
providing for partial invalidity of chapter; and repealing all
laws in conflict herewith.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 41 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Public Health.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1943
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
rSir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
representatives that the Senate has adopted-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
A concurrent resolution extending the felicitations and good
will of the State of Florida to our good neighbors in the South-
ern Republics.
WHEREAS, April 14, 1943, is Pan American Day, a day set
apart by proclamation of the President of the United States,
for official recognition of the good will constantly developing
between these United States and the 20 Republics to the
South, and
WHEREAS, Florida is truly the Pan American State of these
United States by virtue of its proximity both geographically
and spiritually, with thousands of these good neighbors now
making their permanent homes in Miami, Tampa and other
of our communities, and
WHEREAS, the Miami Herald says editorially:
"Today Miami joins the rest of the nation in honoring the
sister republics of America, partners in a New World union
dedicated to the ideal that, regardless of size, wealth or ma-
terial power, nations may grow side by side in complete inter-
national security.
"The 21 American Republics today share two great conti-
nents in peaceful co-operation, in friendship and mutual re-
spect. The beauty of this concord is heightened by contrast
with the ugly jealousies and hatreds which have brought
war's devastation to many other sections of the globe.
"Pan American Day, 1943, is a day of deep significance in a
year of challenge to the Pan American ideal of freedom. This
year, more than ever before, the Nations of the Western
Hemisphere perceive the strength of the historical, cultural
and spiritual bonds which link the Americas.
"In Miami, where the idea of this celebration originated,
every day is Pan-American Day. Here, as in no other North
American city we understand that this friendship among
neighbor nations must be based on mutual benefit and the sin-
cere good will which is born of understanding.
"Already Miami is as close by air to the northern part of
South America as to New York. It is only a day's journey
from Mexico and Panama, and not much farther from Rio de
Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima and Santiago. It is the gateway
to the Americas, North and South.
"Miami is near to South America in feeling as well as loca-
tion. Spanish is our second language. Many of our streets
bear Spanish names. Much of our architecture is of Spanish-
colonial inspiration. Plazas of our city have been dedicated
to Latin American heroes and nations.
"T housands of Spanish-speaking persons have made Miami
their permanent home. Miami is the first city in the United
States to be seen by plane traveling neighbors from the South.
"In the hemispheric picture of the future, Florida is a finger
pointing significantly south along the path of fast-growing



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Florida's southern tip, is a city destined to be as South Amer-
ican as North American.
Because the citizens of this community have come from
every state in the union, Miami can and does speak for the
nation in extending its message of friendship to the republics
to the south. As a means of expressing the feeling in their
hearts, Miamians will mark this Pan-American Day by festivi-
ties on a unprecedented scale and by solemn prayer for the
enduring unity of all America."
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:
THAT the State of Florida extend this message of felicita-
tion and good will to its good neighbors in the Southern re-
publics with the firm conviction that we shall find in the vic-
torious peace, that unhampered development of friendship,
commerce and industry on which true Pan Americanism is
based, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of State
be directed to furnish copies of this resolution to the Pan
American countries through their ambassadors in Washington.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 4 contained in the
above message was referred to the Committee on Enrolled
Bills.

The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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. 2:
WHEREAS, the United States of America, Office of Price
Administration, in establishing the eastern gasoline and oil
ration zone, placed all that part of the State of Florida lying
east of the Apalachicola River in said zone, which zone extends
along the Atlantic Ocean, from and including the State of
Maine to and including all of the State of Florida east of the
said Apalachicola River;
WHEREAS, in establishing the gulf states gasoline and oil
ration zone, the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and
that part of the State of Florida west of the Apalachicola
River, was placed in said zone; and
WHEREAS, the entire State of Florida, because of its loca-
tion and proximity to the said states of Alabama, Mississippi,
and Louisiana, and to the inland waterway extending along
the gulf coast, logically and rightfully belongs in the said gulf
states gasoline and oil ration zone instead of the eastern gaso-
line and oil ration zone; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:
That the Congress of the United States, the office of price
administration of the United States, and all national officers,
boards and agenciesshaving any relation to the administration
of the gasoline and oil rationing program, be and they are each
hereby requested and urged to transfer that part of the State
of Florida lying east of the Apalachicola River from the east-
ern gasoline and oil ration zone to the gulf states gasoline and
oil ration zone, where it logically and rightfully belongs.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent
to the members of congress from this state, to the President
of the United States and to the national office of price ad-
ministration.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS



Secretary of the Senate
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 2 contained in the
above message, was referred to the Committee on Enrolled
Bills.



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OF REPRESENTATIVES April 13, 1943

HOUSE BILLS OF A GENERAL NATURE ON SECOND
READING
House Bill No. 36:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 515 Florida
Statutes, 1941, and Chapter 20337, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1941, relating to the dry cleaning and laundry industry.
Was taken up.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 36 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 36 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 36 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 36 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
36, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Beasley, Beck, Bollinger, Brackin,
Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clement, Collins, Commander,
Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal,
Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Graves, Han-
cock, Harris, Hendry, Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, John-
son, Kelly, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Martin,
McDonald, McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nilsson,
Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Lake),
Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker,
West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Hardin-82.
Nays-Members Baughman, Bizzell, Boynton, Clark, Cobb,
Lane, Nesmith, Parker, Thomas (Escambia), Yaeger-10.
So House Bill No. 36 passed, title as stated.
Mr. Clemerit moved that the House do now reconsider the
vote by which it passed House Bill No. 36.
Mr. Lewis moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on
the table.
Which was agreed to.
The motion to reconsider the vote by which House Bill No.
36 passed was laid on the table and House Bill No. 36 was
ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 31:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Chapter
20331, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, entitled: "An Act relating
to the salaries of the judges of the Circuit Court residing in
a circuit composed of four counties, with one county of said
circuit having a population of 50,000 or more, according to the
latest federal census, and having no court of record with
civil jurisdiction concurrent with the Circuit Court, and provid-
ing for a portion of such salaries to be paid from the general
revenue of such counties," by providing that during the ab-
sence of a resident judge in the armed forces of the United
States or on military leave, that the remaining judge shall be
paid all of the certain additional moneys provided for and to
be paid by the counties under the provisions of this Act.
Was taken up.
Mr. Walker moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 31 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 31 was read a second time by its title.

Mr. Walker moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 31 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 31 was read a third time in full.

When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.



31, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey,
Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton












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(Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
.Commander, Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Dele-
gal, Dowda, Dugger, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Graves, Hancock,
Hendry, Hodges, Holland, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leaird,
Leedy, Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKen-
dree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy,
Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Sco-
field, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Semin-
ole), Stewart (Hendry), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia), Thomas
(Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Usina, Walker, West,
Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Hardin-84.
Nays-None.
So House Bill No, 31 passed, title as stated.
Mr. Dowda moved that the House do now reconsider the
vote by which it passed House Bill No. 31.
Mr. Walker moved that the motion to reconsider be laid
on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The motion to reconsider the vote by which House Bill
No. 31 passed was laid on the table and House Bill No. 31
was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Clement asked unanimous consent of the House to now
consider Vetoed Bills of the 1941 Session, out of their regular
order.
Which was given.
CONSIDERATION OF VETOED BILLS OF THE 1941
SESSION.
House Bill No. 1897 (1941 Session):
An Act to license and regulate the business of making
loans in counties having a population of not less than
22,230 and not more than 22,350, according to the Federal
census for the year 1935, in the sums of three hundred
($300.00) Dollars or less, secured or unsecured, at a greater
rate of interest than ten per centum per annum; prescribing
the rate of interest and charge therefore, and penalties for
the violation thereof,' and regulating the assignment of wages
or salaries, earned or to be earned when given as security
for any such loan.
Was taken up together with the following Veto Message:
State of Florida
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Tallahassee
June 14, 1941
Honorable R. A. Gray,
Secretary of State,
Tallahassee,
Florida.
Sir:
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor of
Florida under the provisions of Section 28, Article 1II of the
Constitution of this State, I transmit to you with my ob-
jections thereto, House Bill No. 1897, entitled:
"An Act to license and regulate the business of
making loans in counties having a population of not
less than 22,230 and not more than 22,350, according
to the Federal census for the year 1935, in the sums
of three hundred ($300.00) dollars or less, secured or
unsecured, at a greater rate of interest than ten per
centum per annum; prescribing the rate of interest
and charge therefore, and penalties for the violation
thereof, and regulating the assignment of wages or
salaries, earned or to be earned when given as security
for any such loan."
First: House Bill No. 1897 is a copy of the 1925 Small
Loan Law, with the exception of providing for the operation
of a Small Loan Business in a county with a population of
not less than 22,230 nor more than 22,350 persons according
to the Federal Census for the year 1935, and provides for an
annual fee of $10.00. The 1925 Small Loan Act was amended
at this Session of the Legislature and under the provisions
of the 1925 Small Loan Act as amended, the Banking De-
partment now has discretionary authority as to who may
engage in this business, whereas this provision is not in said
Bill.
Second: An applicant for a license under the 1925 Small



Loan Act as amended, is required to file an application con-



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to, House Bill No. 143, entitled:
"An Act relating to the restocking of certain counties in
the State of Florida with wild deer and making appropriation
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training certain information which is used as a basis of grant-
ing a license or denying the same, whereas, there is no such
provision in House Bill No. 1897.
Third: The 1925 Small Loan Act as amended at this
Session of the Legislature provides for a $50.00 investigation
fee and a $100.00 annual license fee. The investigation fee
is not in House Bill No. 1897 and the annual license is only
$10.00.
Fourth: The 1925 Small Loan Act as amended gives the
Banking Department the right to suspend a license for certain
reasons, and further gives the Banking Department the right
to make investigations of any one lending money in sums
of $300.00 or less, who is not licensed under this Act in order
to determine if such business is being conducted in violation
of the Small Loan Act, House Bill No. 1897 does not contain
these provisions.
I think for the above reasons House Bill No. 1897 would
give a disinct advantage to a licensee in a particular county
coming within the population above mentioned over licensees
under the amended Small Loan Act operating in other counties
of the State that do not come under the provisions of House
Bill No. 1897.
I therefore veto House Bill No. 1897 as passed by the
Legislature of 1941.
Respectfully yours,
SPESSARD L. HOLLAND,
Governor
Which was read.
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No.
1897 of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
1897 of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Barefield, Baughman, Beck, Bollinger, Boynton, Brack-
in, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Cook, Crary, Crews, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Dele-
gal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Graves,
Hancock, Hendry, Hodges, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly,
Lane, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Martin, Mc-
Donald, McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith,
Papy, Parker, Peavy, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Scofield, Shivers,
Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart
(Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia), Thomas
(Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina,
Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Hardin-83.
So House Bill 1897 of the Regular Session of 1941 failed
to pass by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote of all
members present in the House of Representatives.
The veto of the Governor was sustained, and House Bill
No. 1897 of the Regular Session of 1941 was ordered certified
to the Office of the Secretary of State.
House Bill No. 143 (1941 Session):
An Act relating to the restocking of certain counties in
the State of Florida with wild deer and making appropriation
therefore.
Which was taken up together with the following Veto
Message:
State of Florida
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Tallahassee
June 14, 1941
Honorable R. A. Gray,
Secretary of State,
Tallahassee,
Florida.
Sir:
Pursuant to authority vested in me as Governor of Florida
under the provisions of Section 28, Article III of the Constitu-
tion of this State, I transmit to you, with my objections there-












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The purpose of this Bill is to restock certain counties of the
State with wild deer, in place of those which have been exter-
minated in the Cattle Tick Eradication Campaign. The Bill
carries an appropriation of $25,000 annually, for the next two
years, for this purpose.
I am thoroughly in accord with the purpose of this Bill and
would approve the same, were it not for the fact that this
item is already provided for in the General Appropriations
Bill as an item of Necessary and Regular expense of the State
Live Stock Sanitary Board, in the amount of $25,000 a year
for each year of the biennium.
Therefore, inasmuch as this Bill is a duplication of the item
above mentioned and since the item in the General Appropria-
tions Bill is combined with other amounts, so that it cannot
be vetoed as a separate item, I veto said House Bill No. 143
passed by the Legislature of 1941 in regular session.
Respectfully yours,
SPESSARD L. HOLLAND,
Governor
Which was read.
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No. 143
of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the Governor to the
contrary notwithstanding.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
143 of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beck, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins, Com-
mander, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal,
Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Graves, Han-
cock, Harris, Hendry, Hodges, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly,
Lane, Leedy, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, McMul-
len, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy,
Peeples, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Scofield, Shivers, Smith
(Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Hendry),
Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St.
Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart,
Wotitzky, Hardin-82.
So House Bill No. 143 of the Regular Session of 1941 failed
to pass by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote of all
members present in the House of Representatives.
The veto of the Governor was sustained, and House Bill No.
143 of the Regular Session of 1941 was ordered certified to the
Office of the Secretary of State.
House Bill No. 171 (1941 Session):
An Act for the relief of R. E. Minchin.
Which was taken up together with the following Veto Mes-
sage:
State of Florida
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Tallahassee
June 14, 1941
Honorable R. A. Gray,
Secretary of State,
Tallahassee,
Florida.
Sir:
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor of
Florida under the provisions of Section 28, Article III of the
Constitution of this State, I transmit to you with my ob-
jections thereto, House Bill No. 171, entitled:
"An Act for the relief of R. E. Minchin."
My reason for the disapproving of this measure is that it would
establish a dangerous precedent. It would, in effect, establish
a precedent that the State might or should reimburse all of
its employees in event of sickness, accident, or other mis-
fortune. For this reason, I veto House Bill No. 171.
Respectfully yours,
SPESSARD L. HOLLAND,
Governor
Which was read.
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No. 171
of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the Governor to the



contrary notwithstanding.



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When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
171 of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Barefield, Beck, Bollinger, Boynton, Brackin, Branch,
Bronson Bryant, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter,
Clement, Cobb, Collins, Commander, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crof-
ton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd,
Fuqua, Gautier, Graves, Hancock, Hodges, Holland, Inman,
Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leaird, Leedy, Livingston,
Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, McMullen, Middleton,
Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Rivers,
Sanchez, Scales, Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith
(Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee),
Taylor, Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina,
Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Hardin-79.
So House Bill No. 171 of the Regular Session of 1941 failed
to pass by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote of all
members present in the House of Representatives.
The veto of the Governor was sustained, and House Bill No.
171 of the Regular Session of 1941 was ordered certified to
the Office of the Secretary of State.
House Bill No. 1936 (1941 Session):
An Act providing that in all counties of the State of Florida
having a population of not less than 10,150 and not more
than 10,500, according to the Federal census, Courts of Justice
of the Peace should have jurisdiction to hear, try and deter-
mine criminal cases within the respective territorial limits
of such Justice of the Peace Districts; and which jurisdiction
shall be confined to misdemeanors carrying no greater punish-
ment, upon adjudication of guilt, than five hundred dollars
fine or six months in the County jail or both such fine and
imprisonment, and providing for the fees of such Justices of
the Peace and the procedure to be followed by such courts.
Which was taken up together with the following veto mes-
sage:
State of Florida
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Tallahassee
June 14, 1941
Honorable R. A. Gray,
Secretary of State,
Tallahassee,
Florida.
Sir:
Pursuant to authority vested in me as Governor of
Florida under the provisions of Section 28, Article III of the
Constitution of this State, I transmit to you with my ob-
jections thereto, House Bill No. 1936, entitled:
"An Act providing that in all counties of the State
of Florida having a population of not less than 10,150
and not more than 10,500, according to the last
Federal census, Courts of Justice of the Peace should
have jurisdiction to hear, try and determine criminal
cases within the respective territorial limits of such
'Justice of the Peace directs; and which jurisdiction
shall be confined to misdemeanors carrying no greater
punishment, upon adjudication of guilt, than five
hundred dollars fine or six month in the county jail
or both such fine and imprisonment, and provided
for the fees of such Justice of the Peace and the
procedure to be followed by such courts."
This Bill is a population bill and applies to only one
county. It attempts to confer upon Justices of the Peace, in
the County affected, power to hear, try and determine mis-
demeanors committed in their respective districts which is
directly contrary to the mandate of Article III, Setion 20
of the Constitution prohibiting the enactment of special or
local laws regulating the jurisdiction and duties of any
class of officers.
Therefore, because of the obvious unconstitutionality of
this Bill, I veto said House Bill No. 1936, passed by the
Legislature of 1941 in regular session.
Respectfully yours,
SPESSARD L. HOLLAND,
Governor



Which was read.



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The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No.
1936 of the Regular Session of 1941, the Iveto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill
No. 1936 of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the
Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bollinger, Boyn-
ton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd, Carl-
ton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clement, Cobb, Collins, Crary, Crews,
Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dun-
ham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hendry,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leaird,
Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, McMullen,
Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy,
Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Scofield, Shivers,
Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart
(Hendry), Taylor, Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Hardin-81.
So House Bill No. 1936 of the Regular Session of 1941
failed to pass by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote
of all members present in the House of Representatives.
The veto of the Governor was sustained, and House Bill
No. 1936 of the Regular Session of 1941 was ordered certified
to the Office of the Secretary of State.
House Bill No. 1141 (1941 Session):
An Act making it unlawful for horses, asses, mules, cattle,
swine, sheep, goats and other live stock and grazing animals
to run or roam at large within a certain portion of Orange
County, Florida; providing for the impounding of live stock
found running or roaming at large in violation of this Act;
providing impounding fees and for the collection therefore;
providing for the sale or other disposition of impounded
live stock; making it a misdemeanor to allow such live stock
to run or roam at large in violation of this Act; and making
the owner of live stock running or roaming at large in viola-
tion of this Act, liable in damages for all injuries caused,
either directly or indirectly, by such live stock while running
or roaming at large in violation of this Act, and providing a
lien therefore; and authorizing the County Commissioners of
Orange County, Florida to fence the boundary lines of said
County in the area affected and to expend funds therefore.

Which was taken up together with the following Veto
Message:
State of Florida
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Tallahassee
June 4, 1941
Honorable Dan McCarty, Speaker,
and Members of the House of Representatives,
House Chamber,
The Capitol,
Sirs:
Pursuant to authority vested in me as Governor of Florida
under provisions of Section 28, Article III, of the Constitution
of Florida, and upon the request of the introducers of House
Bill No. 1141, I am transmitting with objections thereto this
Bill entitled:
"An Act making it unlawful for horses, asses, mules,
cattle, swine, sheep, goats and other live stock and
grazing animals to run or roam at large within a
certain portion of Orange County, Florida; providing
for the impounding of live stock found running or
roaming at large in violation of this Act; providing
impounding fees and for the collection thereof; pro-
viding for the sale or other disposition of impounded
live stock; making it a misdemeanor to allow such
live stock to run or roam at large in violation of this
Act; and making the owner of live stock running or
roaming at large in violation of this Act, liable in
damages for all injuries caused, either directly or in-
directly, by such live stock while running or roaming
at large in violation of this Act, and providing a lien
therefore; and authorizing the County Commissioners



of Orange County, Florida, to fence the boundary lines
of said County in the area affected and to expend
funds therefore "



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It attempts to confer upon Justices of the Peace, in the county
affected, power to hear, try and determine misdemeanors com-
mitted in their respective districts which is directly contrary
to the mandate of Article III, Section 20 of the Constitution



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I am withholding my approval of this Bill for the following
reasons:
The introducers of this Bill have requested me to veto it
inasmuch as it was prematurely introduced, due to the fact
that the required time had not elapsed between the publication
of the notice and the introduction of the Bill.
The introducers of this Bill also inform me that an iden-
tical Bill has been passed by both Houses of the Legislature
and will shortly come to my desk for signature.
For the above reasons I therefore return the said Bill to
you without my signature and veto the same.
With much respect, I remain
Yours faithfully,
SPESSARD L. HOLLAND,
Governor
Which was read.
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No.
1141 of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
1141 of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell,
Bollinger, Boynton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Bur-
well, Byrd, Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis,
Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier,
Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hendry, Hodges, Holland, Inman,
Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leaird, Leedy, Livingston,
Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, McMullen, Middleton,
Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers,
Sanchez, Scales, Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith
(Polk), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas
(Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns),
Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky,
Hardin-86.
So House Bill 1141 of the Regular Session of 1941 failed
to pass by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote of all
members present in the House of Representatives. The veto
of the Governor was sustained, and House Bill No. 1141 of
the Regular Session of 1941 was ordered certified to the Office
of the Secretary of State.
House Bill No. 1678 (1941 Session) :
An Act to fix and prescribe the trial jurisdiction of Justices
of Peace in counties having a population of not less than
seventeen thousand fifty (17,050) and not more than seven-
teen thousand one hundred (17,100), according to the State
census of 1940 to try and determine misdemeanors in their
respective districts.

Which was taken up together with the following Veto
Message: _
State of Florida
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Tallahassee
June 14, 1941
Honorable R. A. Gray,
Secretary of State,
Tallahassee,
Florida.
Sir:
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor of
Florida under the provisions of Section 28, Article III of Ithe
Constitution of this State, I transmit to you with my ob-
jections thereto, House Bill No. 1678, entitled:
"An Act to fix and prescribe the trial jurisdiction of Justices
of the Peace in counties having a population of not less than
seventeen thousand fifty (17,050) and not more than seventeen
thousand one hundred (17,100) according to the State census
of 1940 to try and determine misdemeanors in their repective
districts."
This Bill is a population bill and applies to only one county.












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prohibiting the enactment of special or local laws regulating
the jurisdiction and duties of any class of officers.
.Therefore, because of the obvious unconstitutionality of
this Bill, I veto said House Bill No. 1678, passed by the Legisla-
ture of 1941 in regular session.
Respectfully yours,
SPESSARD L. HOLLAND,
Governor
Which was read.
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No. 1678
of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the Governor to the
contrary notwithstanding.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
1678 of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey,
Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger,
Boynton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd,
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Hancock, Hendry,
Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leaird, Leedy,
Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Mc-
Mullen, Middleton, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy,
Peeples, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Scofield, Shivers, Smith
(Jackson), Smith (Polk), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee),
Taylor, Thomas (Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner
(St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky,
Hardin-82.
So House Bill No. 1678 of the Regular Session of 1941 failed
to pass by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote of all
members present in the House of Representatives.
The veto of the Governor was sustained, and House Bill No.
1678 of the Regular Session of 1941 was ordered certified to
the Office of the Secretary of State.
House Bill No. 1797 (1941 Session):
An Act for the relief of A. Q. Ray.
Which was taken up together with the following veto mes-
sage:
State of Florida
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Tallahassee
June 14, 1941
Honorable R. A. Gray,
Secretary of State,
Tallahassee,
Florida.
Dear Mr. Gray:
Pursuant to authority vested in me as Governor of Flor-
ida under the provisions of Section 28, Article III of the
Constitution of this State, I transmit to you with my ob-
jections thereto, House Bill 1797, entitled:
"An Act for the relief of A. Q. Ray."
First: The bill does not designate any fund from which the
claim should properly be paid and it does not appear that the
claimant was an employee of the State or acting in any capa-
city entitling him to a claim upon the State.
Second: It does not appear when or where the alleged
event occurred and I have been unable to discover any facts
or circumstances to show any merit in the claim or what in-
juries may have been suffered by the claiment.
I, therefore, veto the bill.
Respectfully,
SPESSARD L. HOLLAND,
Governor
Which was read.
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No. 1797
of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the Governor to the
contrary notwithstanding.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.



1798 of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bollinger,



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Boynton, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell; Byrd, Carlton (St.
Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins, Commander,
Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Hancock, Hendry,
Holland, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leedy, Lewis, Livingston, Mann,
Martin, McDonald, McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray,
Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales,
Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith
(Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas
(Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns),
Turner (Levy), Usina, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin-79.
So House Bill No. 1797 of the Regular Session of 1941 failed
to pass by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote of all
members present in the House of Representatives.
The veto of the Governor was sustained, and House Bill No.
1797 of the Regular Session of 1941 was ordered certified to
the Office of the Secretary of State.
Mr. Clement moved that House Bill No. 345 (1941 Session)
be re-committed to the Committee on Executive Communica-
tions which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
House Bill No. 1209 (1941 Session):
An Act to cancel tax sales certificates against lands in
any county in which the Court House and certain records
have been destroyed; providing for proof of such destruction,
which such tax sales certificates are held by the State or the
trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund; providing that
this Act shall be retroactive as to all certificates, title to the
land covered by said certificates having passed to the State
of Florida under Section 9 of Chapter 18296, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1937, and providing that such certificates are cancelled
prior to the effective date of said Act; providing further that
it shall never be deemed and held that title to such lands
covered by said certificates ever passed to the State of Florida.
Which was taken up together with the following veto mes-
sage:
State of Florida
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Tallahassee
June 14, 1941
Honorable R. A. Gray,
Secretary of State,
Tallahassee,
Florida.
Sir:
Pursuant to authority vested in me as Governor of Flor-
ida under the provisions of Section 28, Article III of the
Constitution of this State, I transmit to you with my ob-
jections thereto, House Bill No. 1209, entitled:
"An Act to cancel Tax Sales Certificates against lands in any
county in which the Court House and certain records have
been destroyed; providing for .proof of such destruction, where
such Tax Sales Certificates are held by the State or the trus-
tees of the Internal Improvement Fund; Providing that this
Act shall be retroactive as to all certificates, title to the land
covered by said certificates having passed to the State of
Florida under .Section 9 of Chapter 18296, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1937, and providing that such certificates are cancelled
prior to the effective date of said Act; providing further that
it shall never be deemed and held that title to such lands
covered by said certificates ever passed to the State of Flor-
ida."
The reasons for my disapproval of this measure are:
1. The bill is designed to cancel tax sale certificates issued
for the years 1894 to 1939, both inclusive; in any county in
which a court house has burned in the past or shall burn in
the future. The bill purports to be retroactive in that it de-
clares: "* * it shall never be deemed and held that title to
such land covered by such certificates as aforesaid ever passed
to the State of Florida." That being so, the bill is a manifest
attempt to defeat the operation of the so-called Murphy Act
as to all lands which reverted to the State under the pro-
visions of that Act in Liberty County, where the court house
was burned. It is also true that under this Act, if a court



house should hereafter burn, and the records be destroyed,
it would appear that all tax sale certificates specified in the
Act would be affected thereby and also that all deeds executed
by the trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, under
Chapter 18296, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1937, would be in














jeopardy, as they would be subject to the contingency of a
burned court house in the future.
2. If a court house should burn, it would appear that the
money received from thel sale of the land by reason of delin-
quent tax sale certificates for any year between 1894 and 1939
would have to be refunded and the deeds cancelled.
3. This bill would be an incentive for arson in order to
destroy tax records.
For the reasons stated, I veto House Bill No. 1209.
Respectfully yours,
SPESSARD L. HOLLAND,
Governor
Which was read.
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No. 1209
of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the Governor to
the contrary notwithstanding.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
1209 of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Ayers, Bailey, Baker,
Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boyn-
ton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton
(Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb,
Collins, Commander, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis,
Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua,
Gautier, Hancock, Hendry, Hodges, Holland, Johnson, Kelly,
Lane, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Mann, Martin, McDonald, Mc-
Kendree, McMullen, Middleton, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Par-
ker, Feavy, Peeples, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Scofield, Shivers,
Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart
(Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Thomas (Escambia), Thomas (Lake),
Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker,
West, Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin-82.
So House Bill No. 1209 of the Regular Session of 1941
failed to pass by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote
of all members present in the House of Representatives.
The veto of the Governor was sustained and House Bill No.
1209 of the Regular Session of 1941 was ordered certified to
the Office of the Secretary of State.
House Bill No. 1596 (1941 Session):
An Act authorizing and directing the State Board of Ad-
ministration to assume jurisdiction of and handle the bonds
and interest and sinking fund of Special Road and Bridge
District No. 6 of St. Lucie County, Florida, in the same manner
that said State Board of Administration now exercises juris-
diction over and handles other bonds and interest and sink-
ing fund of St. Lucie County, Florida, and its special road
and bridge districts making provision for said Special Road
and Bridge District No. 6 to receive credit for a ratable share
of any monies which may be available to the said State Board
of Administration to the credit of St. Lucie County and said
county's special road and bridge districts.

Which was taken up together with the following veto mes-
sage:
State of Florida
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Tallahassee
June 14, 1941
Honorable R. A. Gray,
Secretary of State,
Tallahassee,
Florida.
Sir:
Pursuant to authority vested in me as Governor of Flor-
ida under the provisions of Section 28, Article III of the
Constitution of this State, I transmit to you with my ob-
jections thereto, House Bill No. 1596:
"An Act authorizing and directing the State Board of Ad-
ministration to assume jurisdiction of and handle the bonds
and interest and sinking fund of Special Road and Bridge
District No. 6 of St. Lucie County, Florida, in the same manner
that said State Board of Administration now exercises juris-
diction over and handles other bonds and interest and sink-
ing funds of St. Lucie County, Florida, and its Special Road
and Bridge Districts, making provision for said Special Road



and Bridge District No. 6 to receive credit for a ratable share



of any monies which may be available to the said State Board
of Administration to the credit of St. Lucie County and said
County's Special Road and Bridge Districts."
I'he reasons for my disapproval are:
1. Its provisions conflict with the general law covering
participation in the second gas tax.
2. The 1941 Florida Legislature expressed a clear purpose
to definitely fix participation in the second gas tax by passing
Senate Joint Resolution No. 324 to be submitted to the elec-
torate at the next general election. Special or local legisla-
tion contrary to this expressed purpose should not become law.
I, therefore, veto House Bill No. 1596.
Respectfully yours,
SPESSARD L. HOLLAND,
Governor
Which was read.
The question recurred on the passage of House Bill No. 1596
of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the Governor to the
contrary notwithstanding.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
1596 of the Regular Session of 1941, the veto of the Governor
to the contrary notwithstanding, the result was:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bail-
ey, Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasely, Beck, Bizzell, Bol-
linger, Boynton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell,
Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark,
Clement, Cobb, Collins, Commander, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crof-
ton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd,
Fuqua, Gautier, Graves, Hancock, Hendry, Hodges, Holland,
Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leaird, Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Mar-
tin, McDonald, McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray,
Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Rivers, San-
chez, Scales, Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk),
Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Thomas
(Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Turner (St. Johns), Turner
(Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger,
Hardin-85.
So House Bill No. 1596 of the Regular Session of 1941 failed
to pass by the required Constitutional two-thirds vote of all
members present in the House of Representatives.
The veto of the Governor was sustained, and House Bill
No. 1596 of the Regular Session of 1941 was ordered certified
to the Office of the Secretary of State.
Mr. Walker moved that the rules be waived and that a com-
mittee of three be appointed to escort the Honorable Joe
Hendrix, Congressman from the Fifth District, to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Walker, Nilsson
and Jenkins as a committee which escorted Congressman
Hendrix to the rostrum where he was introduced by the Speak-
er to the membership of the House.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
April 12th, 1943
Mr. Leedy, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and
Taxation, reported that the Committee had carefully consider-
ed the following bills and recommends that they do pass:
Senate Bill No. 9:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing an additional tax upon
gasoline or other like products of petroleum; providing for
reports of sales of such commodities to the Comptroller of the
State of Florida; providing for the disposition of the moneys
derived from such taxes, and the apportionment thereof to
the general revenue fund of the State, and to the county
school fund; providing that the gasoline inspection laws of
the State of Florida shall apply to this Act; prohibiting the
levy and collection by municipalities and other political sub-
divisions of gasoline taxes; providing for the enforcement of
this Act, and penalties for violation hereof and providing
that this Act is an emergency revenue measure and shall be
of no force and effect from and after July 1, 1945.
Senate Bill No. 44:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the disposition



of excess funds created by ad valorem tax levies, tax redemp-
tions or interest upon investments in the accounts of the



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several counties and special road and bridge districts or other
special taxing districts of this State for road and bridge
bonded indebtedness being administered by the State Board
of Administration.
Senate Bill No. 49:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering
the State Board of Administration, created by Section 16 of
Article IX of the Constitution of this State, to refund and
pay certain judgments rendered against taxing units based
upon road and bridge bonds outstanding on July 1, 1931,
or any refunding issues thereof, and providing for the ap-
plication of any ad valorem taxes levied to pay such judg-
ments or the bonds upon which the same were based.
Senate Bill No. 50:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the State Road
Department of the State of Florida to make investments of
first gas tax funds which may be uncommitted, unusable or
unexpendable for State road construction purposes because
of the present war emergency, in gasoline or other fuel tax
anticipation certificates of counties and special road and
bridge districts issued by the State Board of Administration
pursuant to Section 16 of Article IX of the State Constitution
and prescribing the terms and limitations of such investments-
and the duties and powers of certain State officials in con-
nection therewith.
And Senate Bills Nos. 9, 44, 49 and 50, contained in the
above report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on second
reading.
April 12, 1943.
Mr. Leedy, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and
Taxation, reported that the Committee had carefully consider-
ed the following bills and recommends that they do pass:
Senate Bill No. 51:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the State Road
Department of the State of Florida to invest any second gas
tax funds heretofore or hereafter accruing to said department
for use pursuant to any statute of the State of Florida,
and any 80 per cent surplus funds heretofore or hereafter
accruing to said department for use pursuant to Section 16
of Article IX of the State ConsLitution, which funds are un-
committed, unusable or unexpendable for the purposes for
which they were heretofore allocated or appropriated because
of the present war emergency, in gasoline or other fuel tax
anticipation, certificates of counties and special road and
bridge districts issued by the State Board of Administration
pursuant to Section 16 of Article IX of the State Constitution
and prescribing the terms and limitations of such investments
and the duties and powers of certain State officials in con-
nection therewith.
Senate Bill No. 52:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the disposition
of bonds, delinquent interest coupons, or other delinquent
obligations of counties, districts and municipalities, deposited
with the State Treasurer, as custodian thereof, under Chapter
15054, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931.
And Senate Bills Nos. 51 and 52, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 12, 1943.
Mr. McDonald of Hillsborough, Chairman of the Committee
on Special Appropriations, reported that the Committee had
carefully considered the following bill and recommends that
it do pass as amended.
House Bill No. 60:
A bill to be entitled An Act to appropriate $35,000.00 for the
further expenses of the work of the Everglades National Park
Commission, created by Act of the Legislature Chapter 13887,
May 25, 1929, as amended by Chapter 16966, Acts of 1935.
Amendment No. 1:
In the first line of the title strike out the figures $35,000.00
and insert the following in lieu thereof: the figures $25,000.00



Amendment No. 2:
In Section 1, line 5 of the bill strike out the figures
$35,000.00 and insert the following in lieu thereof: the figures
$25,000.00.



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Resolution contained in the above report was thereupon
duly signed by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House
of Representatives in open session, and ordered referred to
the Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills on the
part of the House of Representatives to be conveyed to the



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And House Bill No. 60, contained in the above report,
together with Committee, Amendments thereto, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
T" April 13, 1943.
Mr. Murray, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary "B,"
reported that the Committee had carefully considered the
following bill and recommends that it do pass.
Senate Bill No. 26:
A Bill to be entitled An Act providing for the application
of gasoline and other fuel tax funds accruing to Flagler
County under section 16 of Article IX of the Constitution of
this State, to Flagler County's proportionate share of the
cost of construction of the brick road originally constructed
by St. Johns County.
And Senate Bill No. 26, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 13, 1943.
Mr. Murray, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary "B,"
reported that the Committee had carefully considered the
following bills and recommends that they do pass.
House Bill No. 21:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 936.01, 936.02,
936.03, 936.04 and 936.16 Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to
inquests of the dead; and to require that all inquests be held
only upon direction of the judge or a prosecuting attorney of
a court having trial jurisdiction of felonies, or by such a court
itself; and to repeal all laws and parts of laws in conflict
herewith.
House Bill No. 98:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 23 of Chapter
40 of the Florida Statutes of 1941, providing for the summon-
ing of jurors by mail.
House Bill No. 104:
A bill to be entitled An Act to make Central Standard Time
the official time in all of the State of Florida, and to declare
that such Central Standard Time shall be used and applicable
throughout the entire State of Florida, and shall be the official
and legal time in said state; repealing all laws or parts of
laws in conflict therewith, provided, however, this Act shall
be subject to "War Time or Daylight Saving Time" as enacted
by the Congress of the United States.
And House Bills Nos. 21, 98 and 104, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Mr. Middleton of Putnam, Chairman of the Joint Committee
on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of Representatives,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 13, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 2:
That the ladies of the American Legion Post located at
Tallahassee, Florida, be and they are hereby granted the
concession to operate, at a place in the lobby to be designated
by the President of the Senate jointly with the Speaker of
the House of Representatives, for the uses and purposes of
their organization, a cold drink stand and other conces-
sions, etc.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
enrolled and herewith present the same for the signatures of
the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representativs.
Very respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the part of the House of Representatives













Senate for the signatures of the President and Secretary
thereof.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be waived and that when
the House adjourns it adjourn until 10:00 o'clock tomorrow
morning.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was so
ordered.
Mr. Beck moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Commander C. C. Chillingsworth of the United States
Navy, Florida Circuit Judge, to the rostrum.



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Which was agreed to. Thereupon the Speaker appointed
Messrs. Beck, Bollinger and Wiseheart as a committee which
escorted Commander Chillingsworth to the rostrum, where he
was introduced by the Speaker to the membership of the
House.
Mr. Crews called a point of order that the hour of
adjournment had arrived.
Thereupon at the hour of 1:00 o'clock the House adjourned
until 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 a.m.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey,
Baker, Barfield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger,
Boynton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Burwell, Byrd,
Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark Clement,
Cobb, Collins, Commander, Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton,
Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua,
Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hendry, Hodges,
Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leaird, Leedy,
Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree,
McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker,
Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez Scales, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin-94.
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
The Journal for Tuesday, April 13, was ordered corrected
and as corrected, was approved.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE MEMORIALS
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
House Memorial No. 3:
A memorial to the Congress of the United States, requesting
that provision be made for the establishment of a National
Monument at the site of Fort Carolina at St. Johns Bluff,
on the south side of the St. Johns River, about five miles
from the mouth of said river.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Carlton of Duval moved that the rules be waived and
House Memorial No. 3 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 3 was read a second time by its
title.
Mr. Carlton of Duval moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Memorial No. 3 be read a third
time in full and placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 3 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Memorial
No. 3 the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger,
Brackin, Bryant, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Carter, Clement,
"Cobb, Collins, Commander, Cook, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis,
Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Graves, Han-
ccck, Hodges, Holland, Johnson, Leedy, Livingston, Mann,
Martin, McDonald, MceKendree, MicMullen, Middleton, Mur-
ray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy, Rivers, Scales,
Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk),
Smith (Seminole), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia), Thomas
(Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina,
Walker, West, Wotitzky, Hardin-68.
Nays--None.
So House Memorial No. 3 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Lane and Fuqua of Manatee-
House Bill No. 148:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 192.06 of
Florida Statutes, 1941, by adding thereto Sub-Section (10),
exempting from taxation all property while actually used and



occupied by military forces of United States enlisted in present
World War for recreational purposes under the direction of
recreational committee of any local or county defense council,
appointed and acting under Chapter 20213, Acts of 1941, Laws
of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committe on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Sanchez of Suwannee-
House Bill No. 149:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide a method for a person
now serving in any of the armed forces of the United States
of America who had prior to such service been elected or
appointed to a State or County office for a term to expire
subsequent to the primary election in 1944 to become a candi-
date in the primary election in 1944 for renomination to such
office without the necessity of filing any oath, declaration,
report, receipt, or to pay any assessment or fee to the State
or County or to any executive committee of any political party;
and providing for the duties of the chairman of the State
Executive Committee and the chairman of the County Execu-
tive Committee of any political party in this State and of the
Secretary of State and of the County Commissioners of. any
County of this State in relation thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
By Messrs. Fuqua and Lane of Manatee-
House Bill No. 150:
A bill. to be entitled An Act requiring and authorizing the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of
Florida to execute and deliver to the city of Palmetto, Florida,
a deed conveying to it certain property in Palmetto, Manatee
County, Florida, and providing for the payment of said land.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Fuqua and Lane of Manatee-
House Bill No. 151:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the cancellation
of all State and/or County taxes and/or tax certificates held
or owned by the State of Florida and/or the County of Mana-
tee, on certain real estate in the city of Palmetto, Manatee
County, Florida, and providing the duties of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Manatee County, Florida in canceling said
taxes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Harris, Clement, and Miss Baker of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 152:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for a simplified form
of acknowledgement by men and women in the armed forces
of the United States, who are stationed beyond the territorial
boundaries thereof; providing that instruments pertaining to
any interest in real estate in Florida, or any lien thereof, may
be acknowledged before certain commissioned officers, whose'
signature to such acknowledgment, without a seal, shall entitle
such instrument to record and make such instrument ad-
missible in evidence, and shall bar the dower, homestead and
other property interests of any married woman so acknowl-
edging such instrument; fixing a period of time in which said




By Mr. Gautier of Dade-
House Bill No. 153:
A bill to be entitled An Act concerning bottles, boxes, tins,
ice cream containers, packages, wrappers, cabinets, refrig-



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erators, equipment or other receptacles and containers used
in the sale of milk, cream, ice cream, ice cream mixtures or
compounds or any other similar product frozen substantially
the substance of ice cream.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
House Bill No. 154:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring notice to a property
owner by the County Tax Assessor in cases where the property
owner makes a return and the Tax Assessor raises the value
for assessment purposes of the realty or tangible personal
property included in the return.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
House Bill No. 155:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-Section 3, Section
.:43.09, Chapter 443, Acts of 1941, relating to unemployment
compensation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Social Security.
By Messrs. Lewis of Gulf, Jenkins of Alachua, Dowda of
Putnam, Thomas and Johnson of Lake, Leedy of Orange,
Shivers of Washington, Dugger of Baker, Scales of Taylor,
Hancock of Madison, and Carlton of St. Lucie-
House Bill No. 156:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring and providing for the
incorporation, operation and management of labor organiza-
tions; defining certain terms; protecting the employee, em-
ployer and the public in case of labor disputes; giving the
courts jurisdiction in the enforcement of this Act; providing
penalties for the violation of this Act, and repealing certain
laws and all laws or parts of laws insofar as they conflict with
the provisions of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Labor.
By Mr. Lewis of Gulf-
House Bill No. 157:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring and providing that
no contract for the sale of personal property or evidence of
indebtedness thereon, shall be good unless the cash price,
amount of interest, insurance, miscellaneous charges and terms
price are stated on the face thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. Fuqua and Lane of Manatee-
House Bill No. 158:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting and making unlawful
the running at large of hogs in Manatee County, Florida;
prescribing procedure and penalties in aid of the enforcement
of this Act and fixing and providing for the punishment of
the owner or owners of any hog or hogs running at large in
violation of this Act.
Proof of publication of notice attached to above bill.
Which was read the first time by its title and place on the
Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Fuqua and Lane of Manatee-
House Bill No. 159:i
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 17790 of the
Laws of the State of Florida, Acts of 1937, same being: An
Act relating to the compensation of the clerks of the Circuit
Court for services performed in suits or proceedings before
the Circuit or County Courts in all of the Counties in the State
of Florida having a population of not less than 23,050 nor
more than 26,000 according to the last or any future State
census.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.

By Mr. Wotitzky of Charlotte-
House Bill No. 160:



A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the disposition
of unclaimed dividends from assets conveyed to a trustee,



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A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 599.08, Florida
Statutes, 1941 relating to payment of excise taxes on citrus
fruits for advertising by use of stamps, etc., by providing for
one stamp to be designated as Florida citrus advertising stamps
to be used for all citrus fruits.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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corporation, or liquidating agent by a State bank or trust
company under the provisions of Sections 653.55, 653.56 and
653.57, Florida Statutes, 1941.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Messrs. Graves of Indian River, Smith of Polk, and
Thomas of Lake-
House Bill No. 161:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section 595.08, Florida
Statutes, 1941, known as "power of commission with regard to
grapefruit."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Messrs. Graves of Indian River, Smith of Polk, and
Thomas of Lake-
House Bill No. 162:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section 594.22, Florida
Statutes, 1941, known as "Growers Cost Guarantee Law."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Mr. McMullen of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 163:
A bill to be entitled An Act empowering and requiring the
city of Tampa to refund to Carrie G. Bayless and W. K.
Bayless certain amounts erroneously collected for city ad
valorem taxes assessed against property not within the cor-
porate limits of the city.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
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 by this Legislature.
Which bill was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Graves of Indian River, Smith of Polk, and
Thomas of Lake-
House Bill No. 164:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 595.35, Florida
Statutes, 1941, by providing for carry-over of funds appro-
priated under said section from year to year: and providing
for the use and expenditure of said funds.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Messrs. Graves of Indian River, Smith of Polk, and
Thomas of Lake-
House Bill No. 165:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 594.16, Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to citrus inspectors, their compensation,
expenses, and classification and further providing for the em-
ployment of additional field and other agents and clerical
assistants, providing for their payment, including expenses
incurred in the discharge of their duties and to provide gen-
erally for the enforcement of said Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Messrs. Graves of Indian River, Smith of Polk, and
Thcmas of Lake-
House Bill No. 166:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 599.05, Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to the imposition of excise tax upon
citrus fruit by providing for the payment of the tax levied
therein on oranges on a tonnage or weight basis in addition
to the standard packed box method provided.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Messrs. Graves of Indian River, Smith of Polk, and
Thomas of Lake-
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By Messrs. Graves of Indian River, Smith of Polk, and
Thomas of Lake-
House Bill No. 168:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 595.25, Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to the payment of salaries, costs and
expenses incurred by the Florida Citrus Commission by pro-
viding for the same to be paid out of funds derived from the
excise tax imposed upon citrus fruit for advertising purposes
by Section 599.05. Florida Statutes, 1941, for a period beginning
July 1, 1943, and extending through June 30, 1945.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Messrs. Graves of Indian River, Smith of Polk, and
Thomas of Lake-
House Bill No. 169:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 594.05, Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to minimum grapefruit juice content
requirements, tests, etc., by decreasing the minimum required
juice content of grapefruit of size 80, by reducing the same
from 236 cubic centimeters to 226 cubic centimeters.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Messrs. Graves of Indian River, Smith of Polk, and
Thomas of Lake-
House Bill No. 170:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 595.29, Florida
Statutes, 1941, by providing for carry-over of funds appro-
priated under said section from year to year: and providing for
the use and expenditure of said funds.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Messrs. Graves of Indian River, Smith of Polk, and
Thomas of Lake-
House Bill No. 171:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 598.15, Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to seizure of unwholesome fruit; in-
spection fees, by increasing the amount of the inspection fee
therein provided from one-tenth to one-fifth of one per cent
per field box for the two year period commencing July 1, 1943,
and ending June 30, 1945.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Messrs. Graves of Indian River, Smith of Polk, and
Thomas of Lake-
House Bill No. 172:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 597.06, Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to maturity inspection fees, by pro-
viding that during the period from July 1, 1943 through June
30, 1945 for inspection fees to be paid from December 1 to
December 31 of each year as to all varieties of citrus fruit
and by extending the period within which such fees shall be
paid on Valencia and other late type oranges through March
31 of each year and to suspend Section 597.08, Florida Statutes,
1941, for said two year period.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Messrs. Harris of Pinellas, Leedy of Orange, Leaird and
Burwell of Broward, Wiseheart and Gautier of Dade, Scales
of Taylor, Shivers of Washington, and Yaeger and Parker of
Leon-
House Bill No. 173:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Florida Indus-
trial Commission to acquire in the name of the State of Florida
certain lots or parcels of land in the city of Tallahassee situ-
ated in the block located west of the State Capitol Building
and north of the building occupied by the said Commission for
use by the State as a part of the State Capitol Center and
making an appropriation and authorizing the expenditure of
funds by the Commission for said purpose.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."



By Messrs. Harris of Pinellas, Leedy of Orange, Leaird and
Burwell of Broward, Wiseheart and Gautier of Dade, Scales
of Taylor, Shivers of Washington, and Yaeger and Parker of
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A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 39 of Chapter
18759, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1937, being "An Act
to abolish the present municipality and municipal government
of the Town of Pahokee in Palm Beach County, Florida, as
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House Bill No. 174:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida to acquire
in the name of the State of Florida certain lots or parcels of
land in the city of Tallahassee situated in the block located
south of the State Capitol Building for use by the State as
a part of the State Capitol Center and making an appropria-
tion and authorizing the expenditure of funds by the said
Trustees for said purpose.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."

By Mr. Stewart of Hendry-
House Bill No. 175:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of G. L. Cantrell
and his wife, Mrs. G. L. Cantrell, and providing appropriation
to compensate them for damage to property and injury to
health by reason of the explosion of a certain section of public
highway in DeSoto County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
House Bill No. 176:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Chapter
20848, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941; said Chapter 20848 being
entitled, "An Act to provide for the retirement of any person
who shall have attained age sixty-four (64) years and shall
have completed thirty (30) years of service as an officer or
enlisted man of the organized militia of Florida on, before,
or subsequent to the passage of this Act, fixing the retirement
pay of such person and making an appropriation therefore."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Special Appropriations.
By Mr. Thomas of Lake and Miss Baker of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 177:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the control and
operation of school lunchrooms in the several counties of
Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "A."
By Messrs. Crary of Martin, Carlton of St. Lucie, Burwell
and Leaird of Broward, Thomas and Bizzell of Escambia,
Papy of Monroe, Scales of Taylor, Martin and McDonald of
Hillsborough, Hendry of Okeechobee and Stewart of Lee-
House Joint Resolution No. 178:
A Joint Resolution proposing the amendment of
Section 9, Article 9, of the Constitution of the State
of Florida, relating to the exemption of property of
widows and persons disabled in war or by misfortune,
by increasing the amount of such exemption from
five hundred dollars to two thousand dollars.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA.
Section 1. That the following amendment to Section 9,
Article 9, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating
to exemption of property of widows and persons disabled in
war or by misfortune from taxation, be 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 in the year 1944; that is to say,
that the said Section 9, Article 9, of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended so as to read as follows:
"SECTION 9. There shall be exempt from tax-
ation property to the value of two thousand dollars
to every widow and to every person who is a bona
fide resident of the State and has lost a limb or been
disabled in war or by misfortune."
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Beck and Bollinger of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 179:














a new municipality to be known as the City of Pahokee in
Palm Beach County, Florida; and to define its territorial
boundaries and to provide for its government and to prescribe
its jurisdiction and powers and the jurisdiction and powers
of its officers; to legalize and validate the ordinances of said
Town and official acts thereunder, and to adopt the same as
the ordinances of said City of Pahokee; to prescribe the time
within which suits can be brought against said City and for
notice thereof, and providing a negative referendum to decide
the question of incorporating said City."
Proof of publication of notice attached to the above bill.
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 by this Legislature.
Which bill was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
House Bill No. 180:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the service of
process by Notaries Public living in certain counties: to pro-
vide for the qualification of such Notaries Public, the manner
of service of process and return by them, to prescribe their
fees and to provide for the delivery of process to such Notaries.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
House Bill No. 181:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of the
members of the Boards of Public Instruction in counties hav-
ing a population of not less than 2500 and not more than 2700
according to the last State Census of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
House Bill No. 182:
A bill to be entitled An Act dispensing with the requirement
of publishing a list of qualified electors by the Supervisor of
Registration in all counties of the State of Florida having a
population of not less than 2500 and not more than 2700
according to the last official State Census of the State of
Florida and repealing the laws in conflict therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Census and Apportionment.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 14, 1943.
Honorable Richard H. Simpson
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Florida
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules and Calendar recommend the
following amendment to House Rule No. 17: Strike out the
entire Rule 17 and insert in lieu thereof the following as
Rule 17:
"Rule 17. No member shall address the Chair or
receive recognition of the Chair for the purpose of
introducing distinguished visitors or guests, or for
making motions to escort such visitors or guests to
the rostrum while the House is in session, except
.between 12:45 P. M. and 1.00 P. M. each day, except
with the unanimous consent of those present. The
Speaker shall rigidly enforce this rule.
Respectfully submitted,
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR., Chairman
Committee on Rules and Calendar.
Which was read.
Mr. Lewis moved that the Report of the Committee on Rules
and Calendar be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
And the Report of the Committee on Rules and Calendar
was adopted.
April 13th, 1943.
Mr. Wiseheart, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"A," reported that the Committee had carefully considered the
following bill and recommends that it do pass.
House Bill No. 61



A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and regulating the
duties of attorneys at law and the judges and justices of the



courts concerning suits and actions when the attorney and
the judge or justice be related.
And House Bill No. 61, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 13th, 1943.
Mr. Wiseheart, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"A," reported that the,Committee had carefully considered the
following bill and recommends that it do pass.
House Bill No. 24:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 924.15, Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to appeal bonds in criminal cases and
qualifications of sureties upon such bonds.
And House Bill No. 24, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 13th, 1943.
Mr. Wiseheart, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"A," reported that the Committee had carefully considered the
following bill and recommends that it do pass.
House Bill No. 32-
A bill to be entitled An Act providing limitation of time
within which the former owner and others claiming by,
through or under him shall be permitted by bring suits for
purpose of questioning in any way, litigating or contesting title
to lands conveyed or to be conveyed by the trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund by virtue of Chapter 18296, laws
of Florida, 1937, or Section 192.38, Florida Statutes, 1941, and
Acts amendatory thereof, and validating deeds, leases and
easements executed or granted by said trustees under and by
virtue of said laws.
And House Bill No. 32, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 13th, 1943.
Mr. Wiseheart, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"A," reported that the Committee had carefully considered the
following bill and recommends that it do pass.
House Bill No. 29:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 192.38 Florida
Statutes, 1941, providing for vesting of title to land covered
by tax sale certificates in the State of Florida and charging
the trustees of the Internal Improvement fund with the super-
vision, management, administration and control therewith, to
provide authority to dispose of said lands and to make rules
and regulations for disposal of said lands, and to provide no
court to have jurisdiction to litigate title of the State or its
grantees.
And House Bill No. 29, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 13th, 1943.
Mr. Wiseheart, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"A," reported that the Committee had carefully considered the
following bill and recommends that it do pass.
Senate Bill No. 12:
A bill to be entitled An Act permitting certain persons, who
have heretofore or may hereafter pay or cause to be paid
certain fees or amounts into the proper account or fund, to
elect to come under the provisions of statutes and laws pro-
viding for the retirement of State officers and employees, upon
the performance of certain conditions and things by such
persons.
And Senate Bill No. 12, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 13th, 1943.
"Mr. Wiseheart, Chairman of the Committee on judiciary
"A," reported that the Committee had carefully considered the
following bill and recommends that it do not pass.
House Bill No. 68-
A bill to be entitled An Act permitting certain persons, who
have heretofore or may hereafter pay or cause to be paid cer-
tain fees or amounts into the proper account or fund, to elect
to come under the provisions of statutes and laws providing for
the retirement of state officers and employees, upon the per-
formance of certain conditions and things by such persons.
And House Bill No. 68, contained in the above report, was



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REPORTS OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Mr. Middleton of Putnam, Chairman of the Joint Committee
on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of Representatives,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 14, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
A Resolution in regard to placing Florida in the Gulf States
Gasoline and Oil Ration Zone.
House Concurrent Resolution No 4:
A Concurrent Resolution extending the felicitations and
good will of the State of Florida to our good neighbors in the
southern republics.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly en-
rolled and herewith present the same for the signatures of the
Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Very respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the part of the House of Representatives.
The Resolutions contained in the above report were there-
upon duly signed by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives in open session, and ordered referred
to the Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills on the
part of the House of Representatives to be conveyed to the
Senate for the signatures of the President and Secretary
thereof.
Mr. Middleton of Putnam, Chairman of the Joint Committee
on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of Representatives,
submitted the following report:
-House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 14, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
Providing for the appointment of a special joint committee
to consider, study and approve proposed legislation on statu-
tory revision, annotations of the Florida Statutes, and other
related matters.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly en-
rolled and herewith present the same for the signatures of the
Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Very respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the part of the House of Representatives.
The Resolution contained in the above report was there-
upon duly signed by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives in open session, and ordered referred
to the Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills on the
part of the House of Representatives to be conveyed to the
Senate for the signatures of the President and Secretary
thereof.
Mr. Thomas of Lake moved that House Bill No. 72 be with-
drawn from the Committee on Judiciary "A" and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was receive and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
rSir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-



resentatives that the Senate has passed-



April 14, 1943



Senate Bill No. 81:
A Bill to be entitled An Act to fix and provide the compen-
sation of the members of the Board of County Commissioners
of Hernando County, Florida; to provide that said Act shall
be effective and the additional compensation paid from Oc-
tober 1, 1941, and to further provide from what funds the ad-
ditional compensation shall be paid, and to repeal all laws in
conflict with said Act.
Proof of publication attached.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 81 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
rSir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 92:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the publication and
filing by the Chairman and Treasurer of the Executive Com-
mittee of each political party represented by candidates for
nomination to any county or municipal office in Hillsborough
County, Florida, of an itemized statement of its receipts and
disbursements; and providing a penalty for the violation of
the provisions hereof.
Proof of publication attached.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 92 contained in the above message
was read the first time by its title and was placed on the
Local Calendar.
SENATE BILLS OF A GENERAL NATURE ON
SECOND READING
Senate Bill No. 1:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 585.32 Florida
Statutes 1941, relating to the purchase and distribution of
anti-hog cholera serum and virus and the appropriation there-
of.
was taken up.
Mr. Croft moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 1 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 1 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Croft moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 1 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which 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 on the passage of Senate Bill
No. 1 the result was:
Yeas-Members Ayers, Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Baughman,
Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton, 'Brackin, Branch,
Bryant, Byrd, Carter, Clark, Collins, Commander, Cook,
Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Han-
cock, Harris, Hodges, Holland, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane,
Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Mc-
Mullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Parker, Peavy,
Rivers, Sanchez, Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith
(Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Taylor, Thomas
(Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (Levy), Usina,
Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin--75.
Nays-Member Carlton (Duval)-1.
So Senate Bill No. 1 passed, title as stated.



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Mr. Croft moved that House Bill No. 14, a "companion bill
to Senate Bill No. 1, be indefinitely postponed.
Which was agreed to.
And it was so ordered.
THE SPEAKER PRO TEM IN THE CHAIR.
Senate Bill No. 9:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing an additional tax upon
gasoline or other like products of petroleum,; providing for
reports of sales of such commodities to the Comptroller of
the State of Florida; providing for the disposition of the
moneys derived from such taxes, and the apportionment
thereof to the General Revenue Fund of the State, and to the
County School Fund; providing that the gasoline inspection
laws of the State of Florida shall apply to this Act; prohibiting
the levy and collection by municipalities and other political
subdivisions of gasoline taxes; providing for the enforcement
of this Act, and penalties for violation hereof and providing
that this Act is an emergency revenue measure and shall be
of no force and effect from and after July 1, 1945.
Was taken up.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 9 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 9 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 9 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 9 was read a third time in full.
When vote was taken on the passage of Senate Bill No. 9,
the result was:
Yeas-Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey, Barefield,
Bealey, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton, Brackin, Branch,
B'yant, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter,
C ark, Cobb, Coilins, Commander, Cook, Crews, Croft, Crofton,
Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua,
Gelzen, Grave., Hancock, Harris, Hodges, Holland, Inman,
Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leedy, Lewis, Livingston, Mann,
Martin, McDonald, McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Nesmith,
Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Sem-
inole), Stewart (Hendry), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner, (Levy),
Usina, Walker, VWest, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin-80.
Nays-None.
So Senate Bill No. 9 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Senate Bill No. 44:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the disposition of
excess funds created by ad valorem tax levies, tax redemptions
or interest upon investments in the accounts of the several
counties and special road and bridge districts or other special
taxing districts of this State for road and bridge bonded in-
debtedness being administered by the State Board of Adminis-
tration.
Was taken up.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 44 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 44 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 44 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which 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 on the passage of Senate Bill No.
44, the result was:
Yeas-Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Baker, Barefield,
Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton, Brackin,



Branch, Bryant, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie),
Carter, Clark, Cobb, Collins, Commander, Cook, Crews, Croft,
Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham,
Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Harris,



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Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leedy,
Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Mc-
Mullen, Middleton, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy,
Rivers, Sanchez, Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith
(Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Taylor, Thomas
(Escambia), Thcmas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns),
Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky,
Yaeger, Hardin-81.
Nays-Member Bailey-1.
So Senate Bill No. 44 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
Senate Bill No. 49:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering
the State Board of Administration, created by Section 16 of
Article IX of the Constitution of this State, to refund and pay
certain judgments rendered against taxing units based upon
road and bridge bonds outstanding on July 1, 1931, or any
refunding issues thereof, and providing for the application of
any ad valorem taxes levied to pay such judgments or the
bonds upon which the same were based.
Was taken up.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 49 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 49 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 49 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which 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 Senate Bill No.
49, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger,
Brackin, Bryant, Byrd, Carter, Clement, Collins, Commander,
Cook, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dugger,
Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Hancock,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Johnson, Lane, Leedy, Livingston,
Mann, Martin, McKendree, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith,
Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy, Rivers, Sanchez, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Taylor, Thomas (Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner
(St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky,
Yaeger, Hardin-69.
Nays-Member Branch-1.
So Senate Bill No. 49 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Senate Bill No. 50:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the State Road
Department of the State of Florida to make investments of
first gas tax funds which may be uncommitted, unusuable and
unexpendable for State road construction purposes because of
the present war emergency, in gasoline or other fuel tax an-
ticipation certificates of counties and special road and bridge
districts issued by the State Board of Administration pursuant
to Section 16 of Article IX of the State Constitution and pre-
scribing the terms and limitations of such investments and
the duties and powers of certain State officials in connection
therewith.
was taken up.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 50 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 50 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 50 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which 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 on the passage of Senate Bill
No. 50, the result was:



Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell,



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Bollinger, Boynton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Byrd,
Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement,
Cobb, Collins, Commander, Cook, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis,
Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua,
Gautier, Getzen, Hancock, Harris, Hodges, Holland, Inman,
Jenkins, Johnson, Lane, Leedy, Lewis, Mann, Martin, Mc-
Donald, McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith,
Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Stewart (Hendry,
Taylor, Thomas (Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner
(St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky,
Hardin-81.
Nays-None.
So Senate Bill No. 50 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Senate Bill No. 51:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the State Road
Department of the State of Florida to invest any second gas
tax funds heretofore or hereafter accruing to said department
for use pursuant to any statute of the State of Florida, and
any 80 per cent surplus funds heretofore or hereafter accruing
to said department for use pursuant to Section 16 of Article
IX of the State Constitution, which funds are uncommitted,
unusable or unexpendable for the purposes for which they
were hertofore allocated or appropriated because of the pres-
ent war emergency, in gasoline or other fuel tax anticipation
certificates of counties and special road and bridge districts
issued by the State Board of Administration pursuant to Sec-
tion 16 of Article IX of the State Constitution and prescribing
the terms and limitations of such investments and the duties
and powers of certain State officials in connection therewith.
was taken up.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 51 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 51 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 51 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 51 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of Senate Bill
No. 51 the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Bailey,
Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger,
Boynton, Branch,-Bronson, Bryant, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clement, Cobb, Collins, Com-
mander, Cook, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal,
Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqcua, Gautier, Getzen,
Graves, Hancock, Hodges, Holland, Jenkins, Johnson, Lane,
Leedy, Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McMullen,
Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy,
Peeples, Rivers, Scales, Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson),
Smith (Polk), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia), Thomas (Lake),
Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker,
West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Hardin-77.
Nays-None.
So Senate Bill No. 51 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Senate Bill No. 52:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the disposition of
bonds, delinquent interest coupons, or other delinquent obliga-
tions of counties, districts and municipalities, deposited with
the State 'Treasurer, as custodian thereof, under Chapter
15054, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931.
was taken up.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 52 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 52 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 52 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.



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When the vote was taken on the passage of Senate Bill No.
52, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell,
Bollinger, Brackin, Bronson, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Carter,
Clement, Cobb, Collins, Commander, Cook, Crews, Croft, Crof-
ton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd,
Fuqua, Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Hodges, Holland,
Jenkins, Johnson, Lane, Leedy, Mann, Martin, McDonald,
McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson,
Papy, Parker, Peavy, Rivers, Sanchez, Smith (Jackson), Smith
(Polk), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia), Troxler, Turner (St.
Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker, Wiseheart, Wotitzky,
Yaeger, Hardin-70.
Nays-None.
So Senate Bill No. 52 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Senate Bill No. 26:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the application of
gasoline and other fuel tax funds accruing to Flagler County
under Section 16 of Article IX of the Constitution of this
State, to Flagler County's proportionate share of the cost of
construction of the brick road originally constructed by St.
Johns County.
Was taken up.
Mr. Turner moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 26 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 26 was read a second time by its title..
Mr. Turner moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 26 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 26 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of Senate Bill No.
26, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell,
Bollinger, Boynton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Byrd,
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Cook, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Delegal,
Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Getzen,
Graves, Hancock, Hodges, Holland, Johnson, Lane, Leaird,
Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Mc-
Mullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker,
Peavy, Peeples, Rivers, Scales, Shivers, Smith (Jackson),
Smith (Polk), Stewart (Hendry), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns). Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Hardin-77.
Nays-None.
So Senate Bill No. 26 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Senate Bill No. 12:
A bill to be entitled An Act permitting certain persons, who
have heretofore or may hereafter pay or cause to be paid
certain fees or amounts into the proper account or fund, to
elect to come under the provisions of statutes and laws pro-
viding for the retirement of state officers and employees, upon
the performance of certain conditions and things by such per-
sons.
Was taken up.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 12 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 12 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 12 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 12 was read a third time in full.
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Bailey, Bare-
field, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bollinger, Boynton, Brackin,
When the vote was taken on the passage of Senate Bill No.



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Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Carltoh
(St. Lucie), Carter, Clement, Cobb, Collins, Crews, Croft, Crof-
ton, Curtis, Davis, Dowda, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier,
Getzen, Hancock, Hodges, Holland, Jenkins, Johnson, Lane,
Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald,
McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson,
Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Rivers, Scales, Shivers, Smith
(Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole), Taylor, Thomas
WLake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina,
Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Hardin-72.
Nays-Members Clark, Commander, Delegal-3.
So Senate Bill No. 12 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
HOUSE BILLS OF A GENERAL NATURE ON SECOND
READING
House Bill No. 54:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the taking of a
State census of the county of Palm Beach and County of
Broward; providing appropriation therefore.
Was taken up.
Mr. Beck moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 54 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 54 was read a second time by its title.
Amendment No. 1:
Messrs. Beck and Bollinger of Palm Beach offered the fol-
lowing amendment to House Bill No. 54:
In Section 4, line 2, of the bill, strike out the words Four (4)
and insert the following in lieu thereof: Four and a half
(41/2).
Mr. Beck moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to and the amendment was adopted.
Amendment No. 2:
Messrs. Beck and Bollinger of Palm Beach offered the
following amendment to House Bill No. 54:
In Section 4, line 4, of the bill, strike out the words Two (2)
and insert the following in lieu thereof: Two and a half
(21/2).
Mr. Beck moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Amendment No. 3:
Messrs. Beck and Bollinger of Palm Beach; offered the
following amendment to House Bill No. 54:
In Section 5, lines 4 and 5, of the bill, after the word begin
strike the following :"upon direction of the Governor who
shall fix the date for the census," and insert the following
in lieu thereof: As soon as practical after the approval of
this Act by the Governor.
Mr. Beck moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Amendment No. 4:
Messrs. Beck and Bollinger of Palm Beach, offered the
following amendment to House Bill No. 54:
In Section 6, line 2, of the bill, strike out the words Four
thousand, and insert the following in lieu thereof: Five
thousand.
Mr. Beck moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed co, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Beck moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 54, as amended, be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 54, as amended, was read the third
time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
54, as amended, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,



Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Bronson,
Bryant, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie).



Carter, Clement, Cobb, Collins, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis,
Delegal, Dowda, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Getzen,
Graves, Hancock, Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson,
Lane, Leaird, Leedy, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald,
McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Papy,
Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales, Shivers, Smith
(Jackson), Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Taylor,
Thomas (Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin-
73.
Nays-None.
So House Bill No. 54 passed, as amended.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.
House Bill No. 4:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for a Circuit Judge for
the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida for each fifty thousand
inhabitants, or major fraction thereof.
was taken up.

Mr. Beck moved that the rules be waived and House Bill No.
4 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 4 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Beck moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 4 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And-House Bill No. 4 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No. 4,
the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Bronson,
Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter,
Clement, Cobb, Collins, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Getzen, Hancock," Hodges,
Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Lane, Leaird, Leedy Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, McMullen,
Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peeples,
Sanchez, Scales, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk),
Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Taylor, Thomas (Es-
cambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Usina, Wiseheart, Wotitzky,
Hardin-66.
Nays-Members Barefield, Kelly, Rivers, Turner (Levy),
Walker-5.
So House Bill No. 4 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 108:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for exemption of
dealers in gasoline or other like products of petroleum from
payment of excise taxes on gas or other like products of
petroleum sold to the United States of America, its depart-
ments, agencies and instrumentalities, in bulk lots for exclu-
sive use by the United States of America, its departments,
agencies and instrumentalities; providing for promulgation of
rules and regulations by the Comptroller for enforcement of
the Act; and providing for the construction and effect of the
Act in the event of its invalidity.
was taken up.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 108 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 108 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be waived and the hour of
adjournment be extended until after final action on House
Bill No. 108.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was so
ordered.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 108 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.



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When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill
No. 108, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell,
Bollinger, Boynton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Bryant, Bur-
well, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark,
Clement, Cobb, Collins, Commander, Cook, Croft, Crofton,
Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua,
Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hodges, Holland,
Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Lane, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Livings-
ton, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, McMullen, Mid-
dleton, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Rivers,
Sanchez, Scales, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk),
Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Taylor, Thomas (Es-
cambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner
(Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger,
Hardin-86.
Nays-None.
So House Bill No. 108 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
April 14, 1943
Mr. Murray, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary "B",
reported that the Committee had carefully considered the
following bill and recommends that it do pass:
House Bill No. 117:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting and making unlawful
the practice of law in the State of Florida by anyone except
licensed, practicing attorneys; defining the practice of law
for the purpose of this Act; providing for the issuance of
injunctions to restrain violations of the provisions thereof;
providing that any violation of the provisions of this Act
shall be a misdemeanor and punishment therefore; and repeal-
ing all laws in conflict therewith.
And House Bill No. 117, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 13, 1943
Mr. Murray, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary "B",
reported that the Committee had carefully considered the
following bill and recommends that Committee Substitute
for House Bill No. 42 do pass:
House Bill No. 42:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 693.03 of the
Florida Statutes, 1941; relating to the acknowledgment of
deeds, conveyances, mortgages, relinquishments of dower, con-
tracts for the sale of lands, powers of attorney and other
instruments by married women.
The Committee offers the following committee substitute
for House Bill No. 42:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the acknowledge-
ment of deeds, conveyances, mortgages, relinquishments of
dower contracts for the sale of lands, powers of attorney
and other instruments; amending Section 693.03 of the Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to the acknowledgement of such in-
struments by married women; providing a form of certificate
of acknowledgment of any individual; validating certain ac-
knowledgments by married women.
And House Bill No. 42, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 42, were
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 15, 1943
Mr. Smith of Polk, Chairman of the Committee on Veterans
Affairs, reported that the Committee had carefully considered
the following bills and recommends that they do pass:
House Bill No. 114:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 28.18 Florida
Statutes, 1941, providing for the recording of certificates of
discharge of members of the military and naval forces of the
United States who serve with the armed forces during a war
in which the United States was or may be a belligerent.
House Bill No. 115:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that disabled vet-
erans of World War No. 2 becoming disabled in line of duty
between December 7, 1941 and the close of World War No. 2



shall be entitled to the same license tax exemption as now is



April 14, 1943



"provided by law for disabled Veterans of the Spanish American
War and/or the Veterans of World War No. 1.
And House Bills Nos. 114 and 115, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 14, 1943
Mr. Hardin, Chairman of the Committee on Aviation, re-
ported that the Committee had carefully considered the fol-
lowing Resolution and recommends that it do pass:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
Commending the officers and members of the Civil Air
Patrol for their patriotic activities, sacrifices, and accomplish-
ments toward the winning of the war.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4, contained in the
above report, was placed on the Calendar.
April 14, 1943
Mr. Cobb, Chairman of the Committee on Elections, re-
ported that the Committee had carefully considered the fol-
lowing bills and recommends that they do pass:
House Bill No. 22:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the nomination of
candidates for Presidential Electors by the several political
parties within this State.
House Bill No. 23:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for nominations for
election to the offices of State Senator and Representative by
a political party in a primary election and providing for the
qualifying of candidates therefore.
House Bill No. 149:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide a method for a person
now serving in any of the armed forces of the United States
of America who had prior to such service been elected or
appointed to a State or County office for a term to expire
subsequent to the primary election in 1944 to become a candi-
date in the primary election in 1944 for renomination to such
office without the necessity of filing any oath, declaration,
report, receipt, or to pay any assessment or fee to the State
or County or to any executive committee of any political party;
and providing for the duties of the chairman of the State
Executive Committee and the chairman of the County Execu-
tive Committee of any political party in this State and of the
Secretary of State and of the County Commissioners of any
County of this State in relation thereto.
And House Bills Nos. 22, 23, and 149, contained in the
above report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on second
reading.
April 13, 1943
Mr. Wiseheart of Dade, Chairman of the Committee on
Judiciary "A", reported that the Committee had carefully
considered the following bill and recommends that it do pass
as amended:
House Bill No. 66:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section 733.20 Florida
Statutes 1941; to amend Section 124 of Chapter 16103 of the
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1933, and to provide for the order of
payment of expenses of administration and claims against
estate of decedent.
Which amendment reads as follows:
Amendment No. 1:
At the end of the paragraph setting up Class Four, strike
out the period and insert the following in lieu thereof: Semi-
colon, but in no event shall such an allowance exceed the
sum or value of two thousand ($2,000.00) dollars.
And House Bill No. 66, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee Amendment thereto, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills on second reading.

April 13, 1943
Mr. Wiseheart of Dade, Chairman of the Committee on
Judiciary "A", reported that the Committee had carefully
considered the following bill and recommends that it do pass
as amended:
House Bill No. 50:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 1324, Laws of



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Statutes, 1941, relating to changing of names of persons and
the procedure therefore.
Which amendment reads as follows:
Amendment No. 1:
In Section 1, line 9 of the bill, strike out the words, Such
person shall give notice once each week for four consecutive
weeks, four publications being sufficient in some newspaper
of general circulation in the county where such person re-
sides, previous to the ,filing thereof, said notice to be in
substantially the following form, and insert the following
in lieu thereof: Such person shall give notice once each week
for two weeks, two publications being sufficient in some news-
paper of general circulation in the county where such person
resides, previous to the filing thereof, said notice to be in
substantially the following form:
And House Bill No. 50, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee Amendment thereto, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
"April 14, 1943
Mr. Getzen of Sumter, Chairman of the Committee on
Agriculture, reported that the Committee had carefully con-
sidered the following bills and recommends that they do pass:
House Bill No. 89:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 593.01, 593.02,
593.03, 593.04, 593.05 and 593.06 of the Florida Statutes, 1941,
relating to agricultural, horticultural, livestock and industrial
statistics.
House Bill No. 70:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 576.11 of the
Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to commercial fertilizer inspec-
tion Fees.
And House Bills Nos. 89 and 70, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 14, 1943
Mr. Getzen of Sumter, Chairman of the Committee on
Agriculture, reported that the Committee had carefully con-
sidered the following memorial and recommends that it do
pass:
House Memorial No. 1:
A memorial to the Honorable Claude R. Wickard, Secretary
of Agriculture, United States of America, petitioning immed-
iate relief to farmers in the State of Florida from various
rules, regulations and restrictions which hamper and retard
the farmers of this state in their patriotic labors to help
clothe and feed the United Nations' fighting men and civilians.
And House Memorial No. 1, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar.
April 14, 1943
Mr. Ayers, Chairman of the Committee on Census and Ap-
portionment, reported that the Committee had carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that it do pass:
House Bill No. 38:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that Section 98.27
Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to publication of a certified list
of qualified electors before any general election shall be in-
applicable to all counties of the State having a population of
not less than 6,750 and not more than 7,000, according to the
United States census of 1940.
And House Bill No. 38, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee Amendments thereto, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 14, 1943.
Mr. Ayers, Chairman of the Committee on Cenus and Ap-
portionment, reported that the Committee had carefully con-
sidered the following bills and recommended that they do pass.
Senate Bill No. 4:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing Board of County
Commissioners in all counties in the State of Florida having
populations of not less than ten thousand, one hundred
twenty-five (10,125) and not more than ten thousand, five
hundred (10,500), according to the last Federal Census to



transfer and use for county purposes, all moneys paid to, or



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received by said Board of County Commissioners, or said
counties, as proceeds of special earmarked tax levies made for
the payment of bonds, and/or interest coupons, and/or interest
coupons, or any judgment thereon have been exchanged for
refunding bonds issued to refund such bonds, coupons, or
judgments, or the issue of bonds of which said bonds, coupons,
or judgments are a part, or otherwise accruing to the said
Board of County Commissioners, or counties as the result of
any tax levies, where the proceeds of such levies cannot be
applied to the original purposes for which the same was
levied and to empower said Boards of County Commissioners
to transfer said funds into any fund, or account of said Board,
and/or county and use and expend the same for county pur-
poses.
Senate Bill No. 6:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the compensation
of members of the Board of Public Instruction in all counties
of the State of Florida having a population of not more than
ten thousand, five hundred (10,500), and not less than ten
thousand, one hundred twenty-five (10,125) according to the
last preceding Federal Census.
Senate Bill No. 20:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 18129 from
the Laws of Florida, Acts of 1937, relating to re-registration
and the registration of voters for primary and general elections
in counties of the State of Florida having a population of not
less than thirty thousand seven hundred and not more than
thirty thousand eight hundred inhabitants according to the
1935 State Census.
Senate Bill No. 21:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for re-registration
of all voters for primary and general elections to be held in
the year A. D. 1946 and every six years thereafter in counties
of the State of Florida having a population of not less than
thirty-one thousands and not more than thirty-one thousand
four hundred inhabitants according to the 1940 Federal Census
fixing the time when registration books in each of said coun-
ties shall be kept open for purpose of such re-registration and
prescribing the duties and compensation of registration officers
in connection therewith.
And Senate Bills Nos. 4, 6, 20 and 21, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 14, 1943,
Mr. Cook, Chairman of the Committee on Railroads, Tele-
graph and Telephones, reported that the Committee had care-
fully considered the following bill and recommends that it
does not pass.
House Bill No. 6:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 347.08 of the
Florida Statutes, 1941, authorizing the State Railroad Com-
nrission to regulate the operation of and fix tolls for certain
toll bridges, toll roads and causeways in the State of Florida.
And House bill No. 6, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rule.
April 14, 1943.
Mr. Brackin, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health,
reported that the Committee had carefully considered the fol-
lowing bill and recommends that it do not pass.
House Bill No. 43:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 501.04 Florida
Statutes, 1941, and to repeal Section 501.13 Florida Statutes,
1941, relating to powers of Milk Commission and fixing price
of milk.
And Bill No. 43, contained in the above report, was laid on
the table under the rule.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Mr. Beasley, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed
Bills, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 14, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred



(with amendments), after third reading:



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House Bill No. 54:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the taking of
a state census of the County of Palm. Beach and County of
Broward; providing appropriation therefore.
Which bill has been carefully examined, found correctly
engrossed, and returns same herewith.
Respectfully,
THOSE. D. BEASLEY,
Chairman of Committee.



April 14, 1943



And House Bill No. 54, contained in the above report, was
certified to the Senate.

Mr. Commander called a point of order that consideration
of House Bill No. 108 had been completed and the hour of
adjournment had arrived.

Thereupon the House stood adjourned at 1:08 P. M. until
10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A.M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey,
Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger,
Boynton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton
(Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb,
Collins, Commander, Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Cur-
tis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua,
Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Hardin, Harris, Hendry,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane,
Leaird, Leedy, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, Mc-
Kendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson,
Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales,
Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith
(Seminole), Stewart (Hendry);, Stewart (ILee), Taylor,
Thomas (Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St.
Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart,
Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin-92.
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
The Journal for Wednesday, April 14, was ordered corrected
and as corrected, was approved.
The Speaker announced the following changes in Standing
Committees:
Mr. McDonald removed from the Committee on Citrus
Fruits.
Mr. Martin appointed to the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Lewis
and Bryant from attendance upon the sessions of the House
today and tomorrow.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Wotitzky of Charlotte, Clement of Pinellas, Lewis
of Gulf, Stewart of Hendry, Hendry of Okeechobee, Dunham
of DeSoto, Papy of Monroe and Martin of Hillsborough-
House Resolution No. 15:
RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE DEATH OF
JOSEPH H. PEEPLES
Whereas, the Honorable Joseph H. Peeples, a prominent
legislator and a leading South Florida stock raiser passed away
in an Arcadia Hospital, April 11, 1942, and
Whereas, Mr. Peeples, or "Uncle Joe," as he was affection-
ately called, was held in high esteem by his fellow legislators,
both in the House and Senate, and
Whereas, in the death of Joseph H. Peeples, the county of
Glades and the entire State of Florida have lost an esteemed
citizen and a faithful friends, Now, Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA in a regular session,
that we take note of the passing of one of its honored and
most beloved members.
IN MEMORIAL JOSEPH H. PEEPLES.
The service of Joseph H. Peeples to his county and state in
every position which he was chosen to fill was of such char-
acter as to make him friends and to extend his influence. At
the age of twenty-one he was chosen tax collector of DeSoto
County as the county was constituted prior to its division.
He was commissioned by Governor Cary A. Hardee as county
commissioner of District No. 4, Glades County, August 1, 1923,
and in the elections of 1924 and 1926 he was chosen to succeed
himself in this position. Four of the years he served as county
commissioner he was chairman of his board.
In 1928 Mr. Peeples was nominated and elected to the House
from Glades County. He was also chosen to the same position
in five subsequent elections, serving in all sessions except 1935,



through and including that of 1941. Had he lived he would
have been a member of the present House as he was a candi-
date without opposition to succeed himself at the time of his
death in 1942.
In 1931 Mr. Peeples was appointed vice-chairman of the
Livestock Committee of the House and at every session in
which he served thereafter he was chairman of this committee.
He also served on various other important committees.
"Uncle Joe" was not the sort to do much speaking on the floor,
but he was so attentive to his work that every member knew
he was there. By his close observation of House proceedings
and by his faithful work in committee he made himself one
of the most useful members of the House.
In addition to his service as tax collector of DeSoto County
and subsequently as county commissioner and representative
of Glades, Mr. Peeples also served for some time as State
Democratic Executive Committeeman of his county.
Joseph H. Peeples was born in Milltown, Georgia, June 2,
1869, but when he was a small child his parents moved to
what was then Manatee County, there being no DeSoto County
until it was taken from Manatee in 1887. Joseph H. Peeples
became after reaching manhood one of the great cattle owners
of South Florida. His fair dealings with his fellow man in-
creased Mr. Peeples' influence to such an extent that in his
county he was the recognized leader.
One citizen upon being asked what relation Mr. Peeples bore
to Glades County replied, "He is Glades County," and this
remark was quoted by the minister who preached Mr. Peeples'
funeral.
To "Uncle Joe" was due much of the credit for retaining the
small-county bloc in the legislature, for retention of commer-
cial fishing rights on Lake Okeechobee, for Legislation paving
the way to refinancing Everglades Drainage District, and for
much of the road work in his county of Glades.
Mr. Peeples was twice married his first wife being Miss
Nellie Whidden and one daughter, Nellie, now Mrs. Nellie
Maas, was born to this union. His second wife, who survives
him, was, prior to her marriage, Miss Sweet Hogan. The chil-
dren of this union were four sons: Joseph H., Jr., Woodrow
W., William H., and Donald A., and one daughter, Dorothy,
now Mrs. Irving Harris. There are also two grandchildren.
In view of the services of this fine man, his usefulness as a
citizen, his pleasant personality and his proved ability.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolu-
tion, with the memorial herein included as part, be certified
by the Secretary of State of the State of Florida, under the
Great Seal of the State of Florida, be immediately forwarded
to the bereaved family of the late Honorable Joseph H.
Peeples.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolu-
tion and included Memorial be spread upon a page of the
Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida
and made a permanent record of this Legislature.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolu-
tion and included Memorial be furnished the Press.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Wotitzky moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to and House Resolution No. 15 was
adopted.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Avriett of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 183:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create an Act fixing a maxi-
mum charge by leaf tobacco warehouses of this State for sell-
ing and handling leaf tobacco, to provide penalties for the
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By Messrs. Wotitzky of Charlotte, Clement of Pinellas, Lewis of Gulf, Stewart of
Hendry, Hendry of Okeechobee, Dunham of DeSoto, Papy of
Monroe and Martin of Hillsborough.

.House CResolution 'lo. 15

RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE DEATH OF
JOSEPH H. PEOPLES
Whereas, the Honorable Joseph H. Peeples, a prominent legislator and a leading
South Florida stock raiser passed away in an Arcadia Hospital, April 11, 1942, and
Whereas, Mr. Peeples, or "Uncle Joe," as he was affectionately called, was held
in high esteem by his fellow legislators, both in the House and Senate, and
Whereas, in the death of Joseph H. Peeples, the county of Glades and the entire
State of Florida have lost an esteemed citizen and a faithful friend, Now, Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA in regular session, that we take note of the passing of one of its
honored and most beloved members.
IN MEMORIAL JOSEPH H. PEEPLES
The service of Joseph H. Peeples to his county and state in every position which
he was chosen to fill was of such character as to make him friends and to extend
his influence. At the age of twenty-one he was chosen tax collector of DeSoto
County as the county was constituted prior to its division. He was commissioned by
Governor Cary A. Hardee as county commissioner of District No. 4, Glades County,
August 1, 1923, and in the election of 1924 and 1926 he was chosen to succeed himself
in this position. Four of the years he served as county commissioner he was chair-
man of his board.
In 1928 Mr. Peeples was nominated and elected to the House from Glades County.
He was also chosen to the same positions in five subsequent elections, serving in all
sessions except 1935, through and including that of 1941. Had he lived he would
have been a member of the present House as he was a candidate without opposition
to succeed himself at the time of his death in 1942.
In 1931 Mr. Peeples was appointed vice-chairman of the Livestock Committee of
the House and at every session in which he served thereafter he was chairman of
this committee. He also served on various other important committees. "Uncle Joe"
was not the sort to do much speaking on the floor, but he was so attentive to his
work that every member knew he was there. By his close observation of House pro-
ceedings and by his faithful work in committee he made himself one of the most
useful members of the House.
In addition to his service as tax collector of DeSoto County and subsequently
as county commissioner and representative of Glades, Mr. Peeples also served for
some time as State Democratic Executive Committeeman of his county.
Joseph H. Peeples was born in Milltown, Georgia, June 2, 1869, but when he was
a small child his parents moved to what was then Manatee County, there being no
DeSoto County until it was taken from Manatee in 1887. Joseph H. Peeples became
after reaching manhood one of the great cattle owners of South Florida. His fair
dealings with his fellow man increased Mr. Peeples' influence to such an extent that
in his county he was the recognized leader.
One citizen upon being asked what relation Mr. Peeples bore to Glades County
replied, "He is Glades County, and this remark was quoted by the minister who
preached Mr. Peeples' funeral.
To "Uncle Joe" was due much of the credit for retaining the small-county bloc
in the legislature, for retention of commercial fishing rights on Lake Okeechobee,
for Legislation paving the way to refinancing Everglades Drainage District, and for
much of the road work in his county of Glades.
Mr. Peeples was twice married his first wife being Miss Nellie Whidden and one
daughter, Nellie, now Mrs. Nellie Maas, was born to this union. His second wife,
who survives him, was, prior to her marriage, Miss Sweet Hogan. The children of
this union were four sons: Joseph H., Jr., Woodrow W., William H., and Donald A.,
and one daughter, Dorothy, now Mrs. Irving Harris. There are also two grandchil-
dren.
In view of the services of this fine man, his usefulness as a citizen, his pleasant
personality and his proved ability,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution, with the memorial
herein included as part, be certified by the Secretary of State of the State of Florida,
under the Great Seal of the State of Florida, be immediately forwarded to the be-
reaved family of the late Honorable Joseph H. Peeples.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution and included
Memorial be spread upon a page of the Journal of the House of Representatives of



the State of Florida and made a permanent record of this Legislature.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution and included
Memorial be furnished the Press.



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Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Avriett of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 184:
A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter 20848 Acts
1941, Laws of Florida, same being An Act Entitled "An Act
to provide for the retirement of any person who shall have
attained age Sixty Four (64) years and shall have completed
thirty (30) years of service as an officer or enlisted man of
the organized militia of Florida on, before, or subsequent to
the passage of this Act, fixing the retirement pay of such
person and making appropriation therefore "
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on National Guard and Military Affairs.
By Mr. Avriett of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 185:
A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter 17086, Acts
1935 Laws of Florida being entitled An Act to amend Chapter
9278, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1923, relating to the voluntary
resignation and retirement of justices of the Supreme Court
under certain conditions with pay.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Avriett of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 186:
A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter 17274, Acts
1935 Laws of Florida same being an act entitled "An Act to
permit the retirement of state officials and state employees
under certain conditions with pay."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Avriett of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 187:
A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter 20499, Acts
of 1941, Laws of Florida being entitled An Act to amend Section
1 of Chapter 17274, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935, now Section
242, compiled general laws of Florida, permanent supplement,
entitled: "An Act to permit the retirement of state officials
and state employees under certain conditions, with pay."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By the Committee on Judiciary "B."
House Bill No. 188:
A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the salaries of the Circuit
Judges of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By the Committee on Judiciary "B."
House Bill No. 189:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 860.04 Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to persons beating their way on rail-
road trains; providing the courts having jurisdiction of such
offense and the mode of initiating prosecutions hereunder,
and penalties for violations hereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
House Bill No. 190:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting to any member of the
Police Department of the City of Jacksonville who is a member
of the Police Pension Fund of said City and who, during
certain periods, resigned, thereafter was re-employed, then
retired on pension, and again re-emplcyed in said Department,
continuous service credit for his years of service in said De-
partment for Pension, Retirement, and other benefit purposes.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
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.
Which bill was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Sanchez and Delegal of Suwannee, Thomas of



Lake and Hancock of Madison-



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House Bill No. 191:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating a state public school
plant fire insurance fund; authorizing the County Boards of
Public Instruction to insure all school plants of the county
in such fund; authorizing and directing the state treasurer to
administer and carry out the provisions of the Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Education "A."
By Mr. Carter of Alachua-
House Bill No. 192:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 768.02, Florida
Statutes 1941, (CGL Sec. 7048), relating to parties and dam-
ages in actions for death by wrongful act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Messrs. Holland and Bailey of Bay-
House Bill No. 193:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the compromise set-
tlement of certain taxes duly levied and assessed for the year
1940 and all prior years by all counties having a population
according to the last preceding federal census of not less than
20,100 and not more than 22,100, against any and all lands
lying in such counties, and authorizing the clerks of the
circuit courts in and for such counties to make such compro-
mise settlement of said taxes and to accept in settlement and
payment therefore any bonds, coupons, or other evidences of
indebtedness against said counties, at their face value, in pay-
ment of any such taxes, and providing for the compensation
of such clerks of the circuit courts in making such compromise
settlements.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Wiseheart of Dade-
House Bill No. 194:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the resignation and
reinstatement of attorneys.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Hancock of Madison-
House Bill No. 195:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 954.06 Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to gain time for good conduct of
prisoners.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on State Prisons and Convicts.
By Mr. Wiseheart of Dade-
House Bill No. 196:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to married women be-
coming free-dealers and amending Sections 62.28, 62.29 and
62.30 Florida Statutes 1941.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. Wiseheart of Dade-
House Bill No. 197:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to probation and parole
of those convicted of crime.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Wiseheart of Dade-
House Bill No. 198:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to court's charge to the
jury, direction of verdict, and amending Section 54.17 Florida
Statutes 1941.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. Peters, Wiseheart and Gautier of Dade-
House Bill No. 199:
A bill to be entitled An Act empowering the Boards of
County Commissioners of the several counties to invest and
reinvest surplus public funds; requiring all securities so pur-
chased to be earmarked and placed in a safety deposit box in
some bank or institution carrying adequate safety deposit box
insurance; providing for methods of withdrawal of such se-



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pay proceeds of sale into the proper account or fund of said
county; and defining such surplus funds.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Inman of Bradford-
House Bill No. 200:
A bill to be entitled An Act appropriating certain unex-
pended funds to state welfare fund to be used for administra-
tive purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Special Appropriations.
By Mr. Inman of Bradford-
House Bill No. 201:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 409.15, Florida
Statutes 1941, relating to establishment and operation of cer-
tain institutions by the State Welfare Board, by providing for
the licensing of boarding homes for the care of aged and'blind
persons and imposing certain duties upon the State Board of
Health and State Welfare Board in connection therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Inman of Bradford-
House Bill No. 202:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 409.17, Florida
statutes 1941, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 20714, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1941, relating to aid to the blind.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Inman of Bradford-
House Bill No. 203:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 409.21, Florida
Statutes 1941, relating to cooperation of the State Welfare
Board and district boards with the United States Govern-
ment, by providing for the adoption of rules and regulations
governing the custody, use and preservation of records, papers,
files and communications of the State Welfare Board, and
providing penalties for violations thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Messrs. Sanchez and Delegal of Suwannee and Hodges
of Columbia-
House Bill 204:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing a maximum charge by
leaf tobacco warehouses of this State for selling and handling
leaf tobacco, to provide penalties for the violations of this
Act; and for other purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. Leedy of Orange-
House Bill No. 205:
A bill to be entitled An Act making refunding bonds and
gasoline or other fuel tax anticipation certificates issued by
the State Board of Administration, under Section 16 of Article
IX of the Constitution of this State, eligible for investment by
banks and trust companies.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Jenkins of Alachua--
House Bill No. 206:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating a State Revenue Com-
mission and a State Department of Revenue; prescribing their
duties and powers; creating the Office of Collector of Revenue
znd prescribing his duties and powers; providing for the con-
solidation of all State revenue collection and repealing all
laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committees on General Appropriations and Finance & Tax-
ation.
By Mr. Jenkins of Alachua--
House Bill No. 207:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating a State Department



of Investigation and prescribing its powers and duties; abol-
ishing the State Department of Public Safety; and repealing



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Sections 1 to 12, inclusive, and Sections 51 and 54, Chapter
20451, Acts of 1941, and all other laws in conflict therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committees on General Appropriations and Finance & Tax-
ation.
By Mr. Jenkins of Alachua-
House Bill No. 208:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chapter 322, Florida
Statutes, 1941, and Section 27, Chapter 20451, Acts of 1941,
relating to drivers licenses, and repealing all laws or parts
of laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Mr. Harris and Miss Baker of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 209:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the creation of a
Special Assessment Adjustment Board of the City of St.
Petersburg, Florida; prescribing its powers, duties and limita-
tions; prescribing the length of time such Board shall stay
in existence; providing for a Chairman and Secretary and
authorizing said Board to adjust, settle and compromise cer-
tain special assessment liens held and owned by the City of
St. Petersburg, Florida; providing that fees may be charged
for making applications for adjustment of special assessment
liens, the proceeds from which to be used to defray the cost
and expense of the operation of the Board.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
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.
Which bill was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Hodges of Columbia-
House Bill No. 210:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 291.32, Florida
Statutes 1941, relating to designation of beneficiaries to re-
ceive pension money due deceased Confederate pensioners.
Which was read the first time by.its title and referred to the
Committee on State Pensions.
By Mr. Hodges of Columbia-
House Bill No. 211:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide a method for a person
now serving in any of the armed forces of the United States
of America who had prior to such service been elected or ap-
pointed to a State or County office for a term to expire sub-
sequent to the primary election in 1944 to become a candidate
in the primary election in 1944 for renomination to such office
without the necessity of filing any oath, declaration, report,
receipt, or to pay any assessment or fee to the State or County
or to any executive committee of any political party: and pro-
viding for the duties of the Secretary of State of the State of
Florida and of the County Commissioners of any county of this
State in relation thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
House Joint Resolution No. 212:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 15,
Article 9, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating
to the allocation and distribution of excise taxes among the
several counties of the State.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
SECTION 15. That the Legislature shall have the
power to allocate and distribute to the several counties
of the State, in equal amounts, and at such time as
the Legislature shall determine, any portion of, or all
excise taxes now levied and collected, or hereafter
levied and collected.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 11 be withdrawn from the Committee on Banks and Loans.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 11 was withdrawn from the Committee



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Mr. Clement asked unanimous consent to withdraw House
Bill No. 11 from further consideration of the House.
And without objection, House Bill No. 11 was ordered with-
drawn from further consideration of the House.
REPORTS OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON
ENROLLED BILL
Mr. Middleton of Putnam, Chairman of the Joint Committee
on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of Representatives,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 14, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2.
That the ladies of the American Legion Post located at
Tallahassee, Florida, be and they are hereby granted the
concession to operate, at a place in the lobby to be designated
by the President of the Senate jointly with the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, for the uses and purposes of their
organization, a cold drink stand and other concessions, etc.
Also:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3.
Providing for the appointment of a Special Joint Committee
to consider, study and approve proposed legislation on Statu-
tory Revision, Annotations of the Florida Statues, and other
related matters.
Beg leave to report that the same have this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the part of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Middleton of Putnam, Chairman of the Joint Committee
on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of Representatives,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 15, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2.
A resolution in regard to placing Florida in the Gulf States
Gasoline and Oil Ration Zone.
Also:
A Concurrent Resolution extending the felicitations and
good will of the State of Florida to our good neighbors in the
Southern Republics.
Beg leave to report that the same have this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the part of the House of Representatives.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
April 14, 1943.
Mr. Brackin of Okaloosa, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Health, reported that the Committee had carefully
considered the following bill and recommends that it does
not pass.
House Bill No. 28:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 1, 3, 3A, 4, 5
and 6 of Chapter 20425, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, relating
to the occupation of barbering and the operation of barber
shops.
And House Bill No. 28, contained in the above report was
laid on the table under the rule.
April 15, 1943.



Mr. Crofton of Brevard, Chairman of the Committee on
Resolutions, reported that the Committee had careful con-



sidered the following Resolution and recommends that it does
pass.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5.
A Concurrent Resolution to continue Florida's assistance to
the United Nations in war aims.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 5, contained in the
above report, was placed on the Calendar.
April 15, 1943.
Mr. Fuqua, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary "D,"
reported that the Committee had carefully considered the fol-
lowing bills and recommends that they do pass.
House Bill No. 173:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Florida Indus-
trial Commission to acquire in the name of the State of Florida
certain lots or parcels of land in the city of Tallahassee situ-
ated in the block located west of the State Capitol Building
and north of the building occupied by the said Commission for
use by the State as a part of the State Capitol Center and
making an appropriation and authorizing the expenditure of
funds by the Commission for said purpose.
House Bill No. 174:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida to acquire
in the name of the State of Florida certain lots or parcels of
land in the city of Tallahassee situated in the block located
south of the State Capitol Building for use by the State as
a part of the State Capitol Center and making an appropria-
tion and authorizing the expenditure of funds by the said
Trustees for said purpose.
And House Bills Nos. 173 and 174, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 14, 1943.
Mr. Peavy of Madison, Vice-Chairman of the Committee on
State Pensions, reported that the Committee had carefully
considered the following bills and recommends that they do
pass.
House Bill No. 74:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a school pension to
Lou Sutton of Sumter County, Florida.
House Bill No. 103:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Hardy
Tadlock of Holmes County, Florida.
And House Bills No. 74 and 103, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 14, 1943.
Mr. Brackin of Okaloosa, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Health, reported that the Committee had carefully
considered the following bill and recommends that it does pass.
House Bill No. 47:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit common law mar-
riages in the State of Florida.
And House Bill No. 47, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 14, 1943.
Mr. Thomas of Lake, Chairman of the Committee on Edu-
cation "A," reported that the Committee had carefully con-
sidered the following bills and recommends that it does pass.
House Bill No. 113:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 295.01 of the
Florida Statutes of 1941, the same relating to educational
benefits for the orphans of deceased veterans so that the same
when amended shall include the orphans of deceased veterans
of World War Two.
And House Bill No. 14, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
rSir:



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



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Senate Bill No. 104:
A Bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 26.33, Florida
Statutes, 1941, providing for time for holding terms of the
Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
.Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 104 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B."
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
rSir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 98:
A Bill to be entitled An Act providing for service raises for
employees of the City of Jacksonville, Florida.
Proof of Publication attached.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 98 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was placed on the Local
Calendar.

The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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--
Senate Bill No. 95:
A Bill to be entitled "An Act fixing the compensation and
mileage of County Commissioners in counties having a popu-
lation of not less than 74,000 and not more than 80,000 by the
last preceding census, state or federal.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 95 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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--
Senate Bill No. 96:
A Bill to be entitled An Act providing for the payment of
office expenses of the judges of all constitutional courts of
record in the State of Florida, and of the judge of the court
of record of Escambia County, Florida.
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. 96 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 97:
A Bill to be entitled An Act relating to the City of Jackson-
ville, and fixing the term of office of the councilmen of said
city.
Proof of Publication attached.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 97 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 108:
A Bill to be entitled An Act providing for the publication
of ordinances of the City of Port Tampa, Florida, by posting
at three public places in said city and by publication in a
newspaper published in said city, and ratifying and validating
all ordinances heretofore adopted and not repealed by the
city council of the city of Port Tampa.
Proof of Publication attached.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 108 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
rSir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 109:
A Bill to be entitled An Act validating, ratifying, and con-
firming all assessments, valuations of properties and levies
of taxes made by the City of Port Tampa, for the years 1941
and 1942; declaring the same valid and binding liens on the
property so assessed; and authorizing the collection and en-
forcement thereof in the manner provided by law.
Proof of Publication attached.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate



And Senate Bill No. 109 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was placed on the
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HOUSE MEMORIAL ON SECOND READING
House Memorial No. 1:
A Memorial to the Honorable Claude R. Wickard, Secretary
"of Agriculture, United States of America, petitioning imme-
diate relief to farmers in the State of Florida from various
rules, regulations and restrictions which hamper and retard
the farmers of this State in their patriotic labors to help
clothe and feed the United Nations' fighting men and civilians.
was taken up.
Mr. Hancock moved that the rules be waived and House
Memorial No. 1 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 1 was read a second time by its
title.
Mr. Hancock moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Memorial No. 1 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 1 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Ayers, Baker, -Baughman,
Beck, Bollinger, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (St. Lucie),
Cobb, Collins, Commander, Crary, Crews, Croft, Curtis, Davis,
Dowda, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Har-
ris, Hendry, Hodges, Holland, Inman, Johnson, Kelly, Leedy,
Livingston, Mann, McKendree, Middleton, Nesmith, Nilsson,
Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez, Scales,
Scofield, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Lee),
Taylor, Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner
(Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Yaeger, Hardin-61.
Nays-Members Andrews, Avriett, Bailey, Barefield, Beasley,
Brackin, Carter, Clark, Cook, Crofton, Delegal, Dugger, Jen-
kins, Shivers-14.
So House Memorial No. 1 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON SECOND
READING
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority of Chapter 20,214,
Laws of Florida, regular session of 1941, under the able guid-
ance and command of Major Wright Vermilya, Jr., the First
Air Squadron of the Florida Defense Force was organized and
perfected, being the first militia air force to be organized in
the United States; and
WHEREAS, immediately prior to the attack on Pearl Har-
bor by the Japanese, an organization known as the Civil Air
Patrol was formed and allied with the Office of Civilian De-
fense of the United States, of which the First Air Squadron
of the Florida Defense Force became a Wing, designated as
the Florida Wing No. 41, with Major Vermilya as its Wing
Commander, furnishing to the Civil Air Patrol hundreds of
thoroughly trained pilots, observers, and technical experts,
many of whom owned good and serviceable airplanes suitable
for duties in the war effort; and
WHEREAS, the Civil Air Patrol has been closely co-
ordinated with the United States Army Air Forces, having as
its National Commander, Major Earle L. Johnson, U. S. Army
Air Corps, whose record as a flier and organizer is outstand-
ing; and
WHEREAS, Florida has produced, by the systemized pro-
gram of the First Air Squadron, Florida Defense Force and
the Civil Air Patrol, many pilots, observers, mechanics and
technical men and women now assigned with the Anti-
Submarine Patrol along the eastern seaboard, most of whom
could not have been used in the armed services due to their
age or slight physical disabilities, and who are due a great
deal of credit for the hazardous tasks performed, the military
manner in which they have accomplished such tasks, and the
loyal and patriotic spirit maintained by them when called upon
by the Military Service to perform military work, though
civilians; and
WHEREAS, history alone will give proper recognition to the
good work done by the Coastal Patrol of the Civil Air Patrol
in their activities against Nazi submarines in waters adjacent



to our shores, and only our later records will reveal these



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accomplishments as all duties performed on active military
missions by Civil Air Patrol members must and will be kept a
military secret; and
Whereas, the Coastal Patrol of the Civil Air Patrol con-
sists of personnel which is required to keep an alert watch
over great bodies of water for the approach of enemy sub-
marines which have been a menace to shipping along the
commerce lanes of this country, and these individuals have
gone forth on their duties in personally owned aircraft, and
have performed like soldiers, offering their services to their
country free, as well as the use of their airplanes, their radios
and other necessary equipment, receiving only a per diem
for their expenses; and
WHEREAS, the personnel of the Civil Air Patrol is trained
in the difficult and particular field of airport concealment
and protection, and is prepared to guard such airports in
time of invasion, against enemies and in the manner pre-
scribed for soldiers, and are well trained in the art, and per-
form the duties of target towing, searchlight tracking for
ground forces, military courier service for various army posts,
industrial courier service for the many wartime industries,
and assist the Forestry Service during its shortage of man-
power in State and National forestry patrols.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA:
That we go on record as commending the officers and mem-
bers of the Civil Air Patrol for their patriotic activities, sacri-
fices, and accomplishments toward the end of winning the
war; and that this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of
the House and Senate.
Was taken up and read the second time in full.
Mr. Hardin moved the adoption of the Concurrent Resolu-
tion.
Which was agreed to.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 was adopted and the
same was ordered to the Senate.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS ON SECOND READING
House Bill No. 60:
A bill to be entitled An Act to appropriate $35,000.00 for the
further expenses of the work of the Everglades National Park
Commission, created by Act of the Legislature Chapter 13887,
May 25, 1929, as amended by Chapter 16966, Acts of 1935.
Was taken up.
Mr. Peters moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 60 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 60 was read a second time by its title.
Amendment No. 1:
Committee on Special Appropriations offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 60:
In Section 1, line 5, of the bill, strike out the figures
$35,000.00 and insert the following in lieu thereof: the figures
$25,000.00.
Mr. Peters moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Amendment No. 2:
Committee on Special Appropriations offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 60:
In the first line of the title strike out the figures $35,000.00
and insert the following in lieu thereof: the figures $25,000.00.
Mr. Peters moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Peters moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 60, as amended, be read a third time in full.
and placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 60, as amended, was read the third
time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.



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Yeas-Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey, Baughman,
Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton, Brackin, Bronson,
Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter,
Clement, Cobb, Collins, Cook, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton,
Curtis, Davis, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier,
Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Harris, Hendry, Hodges, Holland,
Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leedy, Livingston,
Mann, McDonald, McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray,
Nesmith, Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez,
Scales, Scofield, Shivers, Simpson, Smith (Jackson), Smith
(Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee),
Taylor, Thomas (Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner
(St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Williams,
Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin-83.
Nays-Members Barefield, Branch, Clark, Commander-4.
So House Bill No. 60 passed, as amended.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.
House Bill No. 21:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 936.01, 936.02,
936.03, 936.04 and 936.16 Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to
inquests of the dead; and to require that all inquests be held
only upon direction of the judge or a prosecuting attorney of
a court having trial jurisdiction of felonies, or by such a court
itself; and to repeal all laws and parts of laws in conflict
herewith.
Was taken up.
Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 21 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No .21 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 21 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 21 was read a third time in full.
THE SPEAKER PRO TEM IN THE CHAIR
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
21, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Avriett, Baughman, Beasley,
Brackin, Bronson, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie),
Carter, Cook, Crary, Crews, Crofton, Dowda, Dunham, Floyd,
Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Hendry, Hodges, Holland,
Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Leaird, Livingston, Martin,
McDonald, McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson,
Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez, Scofield, Shivers, Smith
(Polk), Stewart (Hendry) Stewart (Lee), Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (Levy), Walker, West,
Wotitzky, Hardin-54.
Nays-Members Andrews, Ayers, Bailey, Baker, Barefield,
Beck, Bollinger, Branch, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins, Com-
mander, Croft, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dugger, Fuqua, Harris,
Lane, Leedy, Mann, McKendree, Parker, Peavy, Scales,
Smith (Jackson), Smith (Seminole), Taylor, Turner, (St.
Johns), Usina, Yaeger-33.
So House Bill No. 21 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Martin moved that the House do now reconsider the
vote by which it passed House Bill No. 21.
Mr. Crary moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on
the table.
Which was agreed to and the motion to reconsider was laid
on the table.
House Bill No. 21 was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 98:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 23 of Chapter
40 of the Florida Statutes of 1941, providing for the summon-
ing of jurors by mail.
was taken up.
Mr. Carlton of Duval moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 98 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.



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Amendment No. 1.
Messrs. Avriett of Hamilton and Clement of Pinellas offered
the following amendment to House Bill No. 98:
Strike out the enacting clause.
Mr. Avriett-moved the adoption of the amendment.
A roll call was demanded.
Upon call of the roll on the adoption of Amendment No. 1
the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Bizzell, Boynton, Brackin,
Branch, Bronson, Carlton (St. Lucie), Clark, Clement, Collins,
Cook, Croft, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Hancock, Harris, Hendry,
Hodges, Holland, Johnson, Kelly, Leedy, Livingston, Mann,
Martin, McKendree, Peeples, Sanchez, Smith (Polk), Smith
(Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, Wotitzky, Yaeger,
Hardin-47.
Nays-Members Beasley, Beck, Bollinger, Byrd, Carlton
(Duval), Carter, Cobb, Commander, Crary, Crews, Crofton,
Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Fuqua, Gautier, Getzen, Graves,
Jenkins, Lane, McDonald, McMullen, Middleton, Murray,
Nesmith, Nilsson, Parker, Peavy, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Stewart (Lee), Thomas (Lake),
Troxler, Walker, West-39.
The motion was agreed to and Amendment No. 1 striking
the enacting clause from House Bill No. 98 was adopted.
Mr. Clement moved that House do now reconsider the vote
by which Amendment No. 1 to House Bill No. 98 was adopted.
Mr. Wotitzky moved that the motion to reconsider be laid
on the table.
Which was agreed to and the motion to reconsider was laid
on the table.
House Bill No. 104:
A bill to be entitled An Act to make Central Standard Time
the official time in all of the State of Florida, and to declare
that such Central Standard Time shall be used and applicable
throughout the entire State of Florida, and shall be the official
and legal time in said state; repealing all laws or parts of
laws in conflict therewith, provided, however, this Act shall
be subject to "War Time or Daylight Saving Time" as enacted
by the Congress of the United States.
was taken up.
Mr. Thomas of Lake moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 104 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 104 was read a second time by its title.
Amendment No. 1.
Mr. Leedy of Orange offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 104:
Strike out the enacting clause.
Mr. Leedy moved the adoption of the amendment.
A roll call was demanded.
Upon call of the roll on the adoption of Amendment No. 1,
the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Baker,
Boynton, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Carlton (Duval), Collins,
Commander, Cook, Crary, Gautier, Getzen, Hardin, Harris,
Leaird, Leedy, Martin, McDonald, McMullen, Papy, Rivers,
Sanchez, Smith (Polk), Stewart (Hendry), Thomas (Escam-
kia), Turner (St. Johns) Usina-31.
Nays-Members Ayers, Bailey, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley,
Beck, Bollinger, Brackin, Byrd, Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter,
Clark, Cobb, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dugger,
Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hendry, Hodges, Holland, In-
man, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Livingston, Mann, Mc-
Kendree, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Parker, Peavy, Peeples,
Peters, Scales, Scofield, Shivers, Simpson, Smith (Jackson),
Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Lake),
Troxler, Turner (Levy), West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-54.
The motion was not agreed to and Amendment No. 1 failed
of adoption.
Mr. Thomas of Lake moved that the rules be further waived
and House Bill No. 104, be read a third time in full and placed



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Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 104 was read the third time in full.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and the House
do not adjourn until final action on House Bill No. 104.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was so
ordered.
The question recurred on the final passage of House Bill
No. 104.
Pending roll call on the passage of House Bill No. 104.
Amendment No. 2.
Messrs. Leaird of Brevard and Papy of Monroe offered the
following amendment to House Bill No. 104.
Add section No. 2-A to read as follows:
This Act shall not apply to Broward or Monroe Counties.
Mr. Leaird moved the rules be waived and Amendment No. 2
be adopted.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and Amend-
ment No. 2 failed of adoption.
Mr. Martin moved the rules be waived and House Bill No.
104 be referred to the Committee on Constitutional Amend-
ments.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Amendment No. 3.
Mr. Leaird of Broward offered the following Amendment to
House Bill No. 104:
Strike out all of Section 4 and insert the following in lieu
thereof:
Section 4. This Act shall become a law after being adopted
by a majority of the voters voting in the next General State
Election.
Mr. Leaird moved that the rules be waived and Amendment
No. 3 be adopted.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Commander moved that Amendment No. 3 be laid on
the table.
Which was agreed to and Amendment No. 3 was laid on
the table.
Amendment No. 4.
Mr. Leaird of Broward offered the following Amendment to
House Bill No. 104:
Strike out all of Section 4 and insert the following in lieu
thereof:
Section 4. This Act shall become effective immediately upon
its becoming a law.
Mr. Leaird moved that the rules be waived and the Amend-
ment be adopted.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Amendment No. 4 failed of adoption.
The question recurred on the final passage of House Bill
No. 104.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of House Bill No. 104
the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Ayers, Bailey, Baughman,
Beasley, Brackin, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie),
Carter, Clark, Cobb, Commander, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, De-
legal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Hendry, Hol-
land, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Livingston, Mann, McKen-
dree, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith, Parker, Peavy, Peters,
Scales, Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia), Thomas (Lake),
Troxler, Walker, West, Yaeger, Hardin-48.
Nays-Members Andrews, Avriett, Beck, Bollinger, Boynton,
Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Clement, Collins, Crary, Croft,
Gautier, Getzen, Graves, Hancock, Hardin, Harris, Hodges,
Inman, Leaird Leedy, Martin, McDonald, McMullen, Nilsson,
Papy, Peeples, Rivers, Sanchez, Smith (Polk), Stewart (Hen-
dry), Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, Wiseheart,
Wotitzky-38.



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Mr. Thomas of Lake moved that the House do now re-
consider the vote by which it passed House Bill No. 104.
Mr. Jenkins moved that the vote to reconsider be laid on
the table.
Which was agreed to and the vote to reconsider was laid
on the table.
And House Bill No. 104 was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Shivers called a point of order that final action on
House Bill No. 104 had been completed and the hour of ad-
journment had arrived.
Thereupon at the hour of 1:53 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 8:30 tonight.

NIGHT SESSION
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 8:30 P.M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Bailey,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
A quorum present.
HOUSE LOCAL BILLS ON SECOND READING
House Bill No. 87:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the compensation or
the clerk of the Circuit Court for services performed in suits
or proceedings in law and in chancery before the Circuit Court
in Highlands County, Florida.
was taken up.
Mr. Livingston moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 87 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 87 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Livingston moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 87 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 87 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb,' Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 88:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the nominations in
primary elections and the compensation of the members of
the Board of County Commissioners in Highlands County,
Florida, and repealing conflicting laws.
was taken up.



Mr. Livingston moved that the rules be waived and House
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Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 88 was read a second time by its title.

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

Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 97:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating a special tax district in
Putnam County, Florida, to be known as the Putnam County
Nurse's District; fixing and prescribing the boundaries of said
district; providing for the governing and administration of the
same; providing that the Board of Public Instruction of Put-
nam County, Florida, shall be the members of the Board of
Trustees of the same; authorizing and empowering the said
Board of Trustees to employ a county nurse; providing for the
levy of taxes for the payment of salary, and expenses; and
providing general powers and duties of said Board of Trustees,
and validating, confirming, ratifying and approving, in all
respects, all taxes heretofore levied under Chapter 21514, Laws
of Florida, 1941.
was taken up.
Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 97 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 97 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 97 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 97 was read a third time in full.

Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor. Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Hohse Bill No. 119:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the County Com-
missioners of Columbia County to appropriate money and
enter into contracts for the purpose of building water dams
in said county for the conservation of fish and the prevention
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Mr. Hodges moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 119 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 119 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Hodges moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 119 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 119 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 123:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the foreclosure of
tax sale certificates, issued by the tax collector of DeSoto
County, Flerida, to either the Treasurer of the State of
Florida, or the County of DeSoto, State of Florida, or the
assignee of such certificates and authorize foreclosure in one
bill of complaint upon separate parcels of land, owned by
different persons defendant.
was taken up.
Mr. Dunham moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 123 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 123 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Dunham moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 123 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 123 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole).
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 131:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 16882, Laws
of Florida, 1935, by making the same definitely applicable
to the election, compensation and duties of the office of County
Attorney in Highlands County, Florida, and validating elec-
tions held under said amended Act.
was taken up.
Mr. Livingston moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 131 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.



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Mr. Livingston moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 131 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 131 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement,' Cobb, Collins.
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 132:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the compensation to
be paid to the Financial Committee known as the Bond Trus-
tees in Highlands County, Florida.
was taken up.
Mr. Livingston moved that the rules be waived and House
"Bill No. 132 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 132 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Livingston moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 132 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 132 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill he vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 139:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering the
Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County, Flor-
ida, to compromise, adjust, settle and cancel paving certificates
issued under Chapter 9316, Acts 1923 Legislature, and held,
owned, or acquired by said county upon terms and conditions
to be fixed and determined by said board of County Commis-
sioners; and validating, ratifying and confirming all settle-
ments, compromises and cancellations of such paving certificates
heretofore made by said Board of County Commissioners.
was taken up.
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved that the rules be waived'
and House Bill No. 139 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 139 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 139 be read a third time in
full and placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.



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Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 144 be read a third time in
full and placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 144 was read a third time in full.



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Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, C 'Lb, C-l:iw;,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
"Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, :Scfield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 141:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the reduction, com-
promise and settlement of all State, County and District
taxes other than drainage taxes levied and assessed for the
year 1942 or prior years including unpaid taxes for any omitted
year or years against any or all lands situated in Hillsborough
County, Florida, against which there are outstanding uncan-
celled paving certificates, representing assessments under the
provisions of Chapter 10145, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925,
upon such terms and for such amounts as may be determined
by the Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County,
Florida by resolution adopted by and entered in the minutes of
said Board: and to provide for distribution of proceeds of any
settlement so authorized and made.
was taken up.
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved that the rules be waived
and House Bill No. 141 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 141 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 141 be read a third time in
full and placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 141 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 144:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of County
Conmnissioners of Hillsborough County, Florida, to close, va-
cate and abandon any private or public street, road, alley way,
or other place used for travel, or any portion thereof, within
said County, and to prescribe the method therefore, and vali-
dating and confirming the closing, vacation and abandonment
of such roads and streets, heretofore ordered by such Board.
was taken up.
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved that the rules be waived
and House Bill No. 144 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 144 was read a second time by its title.












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Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins. Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole).
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 145:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for a reregistration of
all voters for all elections to be held in the year 1944, in Hills-
borough County, Florida; and providing for the time of open-
ing and closing the registration books; and providing that the
registration for the year 1944 shall be a permanent registration
for all subsequent elections: and providing for the registration
of all voters for all elections subsequent to the year 1944 in the
office of the Supervisor of Registration only; and providing
for the time of opening and closing of the registration books
in the office of the Supervisor of Registration for all elections
subsequent to the year 1944; and providing the form of regis-
tration blanks, providing for the type of binder for the perma-
nent registration records: and providing for notice to voters
by the Supervisor of Registration of their registration as
shown on the registration books, and requesting information
pertinent thereto in the year 1946 and every two years there-
after and the return thereof by the voters and the penalty for
failure to return said notice with the information requested;
and providing for the furnishing of the registration blanks by
the Secretary of State and the permanent registration binders
by the County Commissioners;-and providing for the compen-
sation of the Supervisor of Registration; and providing for a
chief deputy, and providing for their compensation.,
was taken up.
Mr. McDonald moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 145 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 145 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. McDonald moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 145 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 145 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield.
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 158:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting and making unlawful
the running at large of hogs in Manatee County, Florida;
prescribing procedure and penalties in aid of the enforcement
of this Act and fixing and providing for the punishment of
the owner or owners of any hog or hogs running at large in
violation of this Act.



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Mr. Fuqua moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 158 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 158 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Fuqua moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 158 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 158 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Bailey, Baker, Beck, Bizzell,
Bollinger, Boynton Brackin, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton
(Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Crofton, Davis, Delegal, Dowda, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves,
Hancock, Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly,
Lane, Livingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, Middleton, Mur-
ray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Shivers, Smith (Jackson),
Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart
(Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Lake), Walker, Wotitzky, Yaeger-53.
Nays-Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Beasley, Branch,
Clark, Commander, Croft, Curtis, Dugger, McKendree, Rivers,
Sanchez, Scofield, Thomas (Escambia), Troxler, Turner (St
Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, West-20.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 163:
A bill to be entitled An Act empowering and requiring the
city of Tampa to refund to Carrie G. Bayless and W. K.
Bayless certain amounts erroneously collected for city ad'
valorem taxes assessed against property not within the cor-
porate limits of the city.
Was taken up.
Mr. McDonald moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 163 be read-a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 163 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. McDonald moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 163 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 163 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 179:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 39 of Chapter
18759, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1937, being "An Act
to abolish the present municipality and municipal government
of the Town of Pahokee in Palm Beach County, Florida, as
created by Chapter 9872, Special Acts of 1923, and to establish
a new municipality to be known as the City of Pahokee in
Palm Beach County, Florida; and to define its territorial
boundaries and to provide for its government and to prescribe
its jurisdiction and powers and the jurisdiction and powers
of its officers; to legalize and validate the ordinances of said
Town and official acts thereunder, and to adopt the same as
the ordinances of said City of Pahokee; to prescribe the time
within which suits can be brought against said City and for
notice thereof, and providing a negative referendum to decide
the question of incorporating said City."



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Mr. Beck moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 179 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 179 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Beck moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 179 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 179 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland; Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers. Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 190:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting to any member of the
Police Department of the City of Jacksonville who is a member
of the Police Pension Fund of said City and who, during
certain periods, resigned, thereafter was re-employed, then
retired on pension, and again re-employed in said Department,
continuous service credit for his years of service in said De-
partment for Pension, Retirement, and other benefit purposes.
Was taken up.
Mr. Carlton of Duval moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 190 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 190 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Carlton of Duval moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 190 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 190 was read a third time in full.

Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 209:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the creation of a
Special Assessment Adjustment Board of the City of St.
Petersburg, Florida; prescribing its powers, duties and limita-
tions; prescribing the length of time such Board shall stay
in existence; providing for a Chairman and Secretary and
authorizing said Board to adjust, settle and compromise cer-
tain special assessment liens held and owned by the City of
St. Petersburg, Florida; providing that fees may be charged
for making applications for adjustment of special assessment
liens, the proceeds from which to be used to defray the cost
and expense of the operation of the Board.



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Mr. Harris of Pinellas moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 209 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 209 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Harris of Pinellas moved that the rules be further waived
and that House-Bill No. 209 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 209 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
BkFiley, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston,, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was orderedcertified to the Senate.
HOUSE GENERAL BILLS OF LOCAL APPLICATION ON
SECOND READING
Without objection House Bill No. 38 was informally passed.
SENATE LOCAL BILLS ON SECOND READING
Senate Bill No. 23:
A bill to be entitled An Act to ratify, confirm, validate and
legalize all acts and proceedings of Franklin County, Florida,
its County Commissioners, officers and agents relative to the
purchase of land for the construction of a Federal Gunnery
School and air field within Franklin County, Florida, and
the issuance of $12,000.00 of promssory notes therefore dated
April 15, 1942, authorizing the same; and ratifying, confirm-
ing, validating and legalizing said proceedings.
Was taken up.
Mr. Floyd moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 23 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 23 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Floyd moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 23 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 23 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger--72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

Senate Bill No. 81:
A bill to be entitled An Act to fix and provide the com-
pensation of the members of the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Hernando County, Florida; to provide that said



Act shall be effective and the additional compensation paid
from October 1, 1941, and to further provide from what funds



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the additional compensation shall be paid, and to repeal all
laws in conflict with said Act.
Was taken up.
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved that the rules be waived
and Senate Bill No. 81 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote..
And Senate Bill No. 81 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved that the rules be further
waived and that Senate Bill No. 81 be read a third time in full
and placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 81 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Senate Bill No. 92:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the publication and
ailing by the Chairman and Treasurer of the Executive Com-
mittee of each political party represented by candidates for
nomination to any county or municipal office in Hillsbotough
County, Florida, of an itemized statement of its receipts and
disbursements; and providing a penalty for the violation of
the provisions hereof.
was taken up.
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved that the rules be waived
and Senate Bill No. 92 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 92 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved that the rules be further
waived and that Senate Bill No. 92 be read a third time in
full and placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 92 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
IRailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Without objection Senate Bill No. 95 was informally passed.
Without objection Senate Bill No. 97 was informally passed.
Senate Bill No. 98:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for service raises
for employees of the City of Jacksonville, Florida.
was taken up.
Mr. Crews moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 98 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.



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Mr. Crews moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 98 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 98 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Without objection Senate Bill No. 108 was informally passed.
Without objection Senate Bill No. 109 was informally passed.
SENATE GENERAL BILLS OF LOCAL APPLICATION ON
SECOND READING.
Senate Bill No. 4:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing Board of County
Commissioners in all counties in the State of Florida having
populations of not less than ten thousand, one hundred
twenty-five (10,125) and not more than ten thousand, five
hundred (10,500), according to the last Federal census to
transfer and use for county purposes, all moneys paid to, or
received by said Board of County Commissioners, or said
counties, as proceeds of special earmarked tax levies made
for the payment of bonds, and/or interest coupons and/or
interest coupons, or any judgment thereon have been ex-
changed for refunding bonds issued to refund such bonds,
coupons, or judgments, of the issue of bonds of which said
bonds, coupons, or judgments are a part, or otherwise accruing
to the said Board of County Commissioners, or counties as
the result of any tax levies, where the proceeds of such levies
cannot be applied to the original purposes for which the same
was levied and to empower said Boards of County Commis-
sioners to transfer said funds into any fund, or account of
said board, and/or county and use and expend the same for
county purposes.
was taken up.

Mr. Taylor moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 4 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 4 was read a second time by its title.

Mr. Taylor moved that the rules be further waived arid that
Senate Bill No. 4 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote-.
And Senate Bill No. 4 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.



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Senate Bill No. 6:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the compensation
of members of the Board of Public Instruction in all counties
of the State of Florida having a population of not more than
ten thousand, five hundred (10,500) and not less than ten
thousand, one hundred twenty-five (10,125) according to the
last preceding Federal census.
was taken up.
Mr. Taylor moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 6 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 6 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Taylor moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 6 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 6 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Senate Bill No. 20:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 18129 from
the Laws of Florida, Acts of 1937, relating to re-registration
and the registration of voters for primary and general elec-
tions in counties of the State of Florida having a population
of not less than thirty thousand seven hundred and not more
than thirty thousand eight hundred inhabitants according to
the 1935 State census.
was taken up.
Mr. Troxler moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 20 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 20 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Troxler moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 20 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 20 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton,. Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Senate Bill No. 21:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for re-registration



of all voters for primary and general elections to be held



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placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
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in the year A. D. 1946 and every six years thereafter in
counties of the State of Florida having a population of not
less than thirty-one thousand and not more than thirty-one
thousand four hundred inhabitants according to the 1940
Federal Census fixing the time when registration books in
each of said counties shall be kept open for purposes of such
re-registration and prescribing the duties and compensation
of registration officers in connection therewith.
Was taken up.
Mr. Troxler moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 21 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 21 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Troxler moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 21 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 21 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia).
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Crews moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now revert to the order of Senate Messages.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was so
ordered.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahasee, Florida, April 15, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 136:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5 of, and to add
an additional Section to, Chapter 18615, Laws of Florida,
Special Acts of 1937, entitled "An Act providing for pensions
for certain members of the police and fire departments of
the City of Jacksonville."
Proof of Publication attached.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 136 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Crews moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 136 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 136 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Crews moved that the rules be further waived and-
that Senate Bill No. 136 be read a third time in full and











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When the vote was taken on the passage of Senate Bill
No. 136, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 15, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 137:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing civil service for
employees of Duval County and creating a civil service board
for said County.
Proof of Publication attached.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate



April 15, 1943



And Senate Bill No. 137 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title,
Mr. Crews moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 137 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 137 was read a second time by its title.

Mr. Crews moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 137 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 137 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of Senate Bill
No. 137, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval),
Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins,
Commander, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Graves, Hancock, Hardin,
Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Liv-
ingston, Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, Middleton,
Murray, Nilsson, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Scofield,
Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk), Smith (Seminole),
Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Escambia),
Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy),
Usina, Walker, West, Wotitzky, Yaeger-72.
Nays-None.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 8:54 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A.M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers, Baker,
Beasley, Beck, Bizzell, Bollinger, Boynton, Brackin, Branch,
Bronson, Burwell, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie),
Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins, Commander, Cook,
Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis, Davis, Delegal, Dowda,
Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier, Getzen, Graves,
Hancock, Harris, Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jenkins, Johnson,
Kelly, Lane, Leaird, Leedy, Livihgston, Mann, Martin, McDon-
ald, McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith,
Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Rivers, Sanchez,
Scales, Scofield, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk),
Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor
Thomas (Escambia), Thomas (Lake), Troxler, Turner (St.
Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky,
Yaeger, Hardin-89.
Excused Members--Bryant, Lewis.
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
The Journal for Thursday, April 15, was ordered corrected
and as corrected, was approved.
The following communication was read:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Tallahassee
April 16, 1943
Honorable Richard H. Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida,
Sir:
I have the honor to inform you that I have today approved
the following Resolutions, which originated in your Honorable
Body, and have caused the same to be filed in the office of the
Secretary of State:
HCR No. 2 Relating to Gasoline and Oil Ration Zone
HCR No. 4 Relating to Pan American Countries
Respectfully yours,
SPESSARD L. HOLLAND,
Governor.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE MEMORIALS
By Mr. Crews of Duval-
House Memorial No. 4.
A memorial to the Congress of the United States requesting
the establishment in Palestine of a National Home for the
Jewish people.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Crews moved that the rules be waived and House Me-
morial No. 4 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 4 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Crews moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Memorial No. 4 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 4 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Memorial
No. 4, the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bollinger,
Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Byrd, Carlton (Duval), Carlton
(St. Lucie), Carter, Clark, Clement, Cobb, Collins, Commander,
Cook, Crary, Crews, Crofton, Curtis, Davis Delegal,



Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Hancock, Hodges,
Holland, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leedy, Livingston,
Mann, McKendree, McMullen, Middleton, Murray, Nesmith,
Nilsson, Parker, Peavy, Peeples, Peters, Scofield, Shivers, Smith
(Jackson), Smith (Polk), Stewart (Lee), Taylor, Thomas (Es-
cambia), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner (Levy), Usina.
Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger, Hardin-72.
Nays-Member Scales-1.
So House Memorial No. 4 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By Mr. Crews of Duval-
House Memorial No. 5.
A Memorial relating to Gasoline Rationing in Seventeen
Atlantic Seaboard States.
WHEREAS, the Federal Petroleum Administrator for War
has drastically curtailed the use of gasoline and fuel oil in
the greater part of the seventeen Atlantic Seaboard States and
has not similarly rationed the remainder of the United States,
and
WHEREAS, there is no further necessity for such unequal
rationing of gasoline and fuel oil in the Atlantic Seaboard
States, which unfairly discriminates against the citizens of
these states and works unnecessary economic hardships, and
is disadvantageous to the War effort, and
WHEREAS, this discrimination, in the State of Florida, in
addition to creating economic hardships for many individual
citizens has seriously reduced the main source of state revenue
derived from gasoline taxes, and
WHEREAS, it has been clearly demonstrated to the Federal
Petroleum Administrator for War that the present discrimina-
tion in gasoline and fuel oil rationing is for the most part
unnecessary and impractical and should be either entirely
eliminated or at least greatly modified, especially in areas in
said seventeen Atlantic States where as in Florida adequate
transportation facilities for gasoline shipment are in constant
operation and ample supplies of gasoline and fuel oil are con-
tinuously available, and
WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Florida, the State
Chamber of Commerce, many civic organizations of the State
and others have clearly brought conclusive factual data to
the attention of the Federal Petroleum Administrator for War
that the present discriminatory rationing regulations are un-
necessary, impractical and do not aid the War effort, par-
ticularly insofar as the State of Florida is concerned.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Crews moved that the rules be waived and House Me-
morial No. 5 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 5 was read a second time by its
title.
Mr. Crews moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Memorial No. 5 be read'a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 5 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Memorial
No. 5 the result was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Members Andrews, Avriett, Ayers,
Bailey, Baker, Barefield, Baughman, Beasley, Beck, Bizzell,
Bollinger, Boynton, Brackin, Branch, Bronson, Burwell, Byrd,
Carlton (Duval), Carlton (St. Lucie), Carter, Clement,
Collins, Commander, Crary, Crews, Croft, Crofton, Curtis,
Delegal, Dowda, Dugger, Dunham, Floyd, Fuqua, Gautier,
Getzen, Hancock, Hendry, Hodges, Holland, Inman, Jen-
kins, Johnson, Kelly, Lane, Leaird, Leedy, Lewis, Livingston,
Mann, Martin, McDonald, McKendree, McMullen, Middleton,
Murray, Nesmith, Nilsson, Papy, Parker, Peavy, Peters, Rivers,



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Sanchez, Scales, Shivers, Smith (Jackson), Smith (Polk),
Smith (Seminole), Stewart (Hendry), Stewart (Lee), Taylor,
Thomas (Escambia), Troxler, Turner (St. Johns), Turner
(Levy), Usina, Walker, West, Wiseheart, Wotitzky, Yaeger-81.
Nays-Member Clark-1.
So House Memorial No. 5 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Hendry of Okeechobee and Peeples of Glades-
House Bill No. 213:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of E. L. Brannon,
"M. A. Summers, E. R. Wright and D. G. McCormick for salaries
as fire wardens of the Everglades Fire Control District, which
were withheld and unpaid, and appropriating sufficient
moneys from the Everglades Fire Control District fund to pay
same and directing the payment thereof by the State Comp-
troller and State Treasurer.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Commander of Holmes-
House Bill No. 214:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of the
members of the Boards of County Commissioners in all coun-
ties of the State of Florida having a population of not less
than 15,000 and not more than 16,000, according to the Federal
census of 1940.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Messrs. Walker and Nilsson of Volusia--
House Bill No. 215:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 6, of Chapter
15401, Laws of Florida Special Acts of 1931, and Section 2, of
Chapter 9869, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1923, and Sec-
tion 2, of Chapter 8324, Special Acts of 1919, Boundaries of the
City of Ormond, a municipal corporation in Volusia County,
Florida and to exclude from the metes and bounds description
therein contained certain lands located and being in Section
42, in Township 14 South, Range 32 East, and other relief
incident thereto.
Proof of publication of notice attached to the above bill.
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.
Which bill was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Wotitzky of Charlotte and Dunham of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 216:
A bill to be entitled An Act to enlarge the powers of the
game and fresh water fish commission by conferring the right
of eminent Domain upon said game and fresh water fish com-
mission in certain cases.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Fish and Game.
By Messrs. Cook of Flagler, Wotitzky of Charlotte, Peeples
of Glades, Branch of Lberty, Ayers of Gilchrist and Hendry of
Okeechobee-
House Bill No. 217:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that the County Com-
missioners in counties having a population of 5,000 or less,
according to the last Federal census, may defray the postage
expense necessary or required by the tax collector in the ad-
ministration of his office and such amount shall not be
charged against the compensation of the tax collector as pro-
vided by law.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Martin of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 218:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing a supplemental and



optional method of advertising the sale of lands for unpaid
taxes, by County Tax Collectors of all counties of the State of
Florida having a population of not less than 100,000 and not
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Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Messrs. Martin and McDonald of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 219:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 20953, Laws
of Florida of 1941, the same being entitled "An Act requiring
all persons engaged in business or professions in the State of
Florida, except corporations, using other than their own
proper names, to register the trade name or whatever name
they are doing business under, and the extent of interest of all
persons concerned, with the clerk of the Circuit Court of the
County where the principal place of business is, as part of the
public records, and the penalty for non-compliance, and pro-
viding for intention to so register to be advertised."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B."
Mr. Wotitzky moved that the rules to waived and House
Bill No. 219 be jointly referred to Committee on Judiciary "B"
and to the Committee on Public Printing.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it. was so
ordered.
By Mr. Inman of Bradford-
House Bill No. 220:
A bill to be entitled An Act to set aside in the State Treasury
all funds which are derived from the sale of wood, lumber and
similar home grown materials by the Florida State Prison;
to establish a fund in the State Treasury to be known as
the State Prison Improvement Fund; and to make an annual
appropriation therefrom to provide for extensions and im-
provements of the State Prison System; and repealing all laws
in conflict therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Special Appropriations.
By Mr. Lane of Manatee-
House Bill No. 221:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing a supplemental and
optional method of advertising the sale of lands for unpaid
taxes by county tax collectors in all counties of the State of
Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Printing.
By Messrs. Cobb and Leedy of Orange-
House Bill No. 222:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the adoption of
children, prescribing the procedure therefore, imposing certain
duties upon the State Welfare Board with referenec thereto,
requiring copies of adoption decrees to be recorded with the
Registrar of Vital Statistics of the State Board of Health,
providing that records of adoption proceedings be kept con-
fidential, and repealing existing adoption laws and all other
laws in conflict with this Act, including Sections 72.01 to 72.06
inclusive, Florida Statutes 1941.
Which was read the first time by its title an d referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Mr. Shivers of Washington-
House Bill No. 223:
A bill to be entitled An Act in relation to declaring and
carrying into effect the public policy of the State with respect
to causes of action for alienation of affections and breach of
contract to marry, actions thereon, contracts with respect
thereto and Acts and proceedings in connection therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Martin of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 224:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the title to and
Sections 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 18 and 19 of Chapter 19031,
Acts of 1939, Laws of Florida, entitled: "An Act to define and
regulate the practice of optometry and declaring the same to
be a profession: to provide for a board of examiners, its duties,
powers, appointments and salaries, and for the examination,
qualification and fee of applicants for the practice of optom-



etry: to provide for the issuance and revocation of certificates
and registration of licensed practitioners of optometry and
providing for the recordation of such certificates: Exempting
registered optometrists from jury duty and making their
services available on a parity with those of any other profession














performing similar service: optometrists to give expert testi-
mony relative to the diagnosis of the human eye and its ap-
pendages of any visual, muscular, neurological or anatomic
anomalies of the human eyes and their appendages: prohibit-
ing the unethical or unprofessional practice and sale of eye-
glasses, spectacles and lenses; and prohibiting unethical or
unprofessional conduct and prescribing the manner of enforc-
ing and provisions of this Act, and fixing the penalties for the
violation of the terms and provisions thereof."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Beck of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 225:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of County
Commissioners of Palm Beach County, Florida, to sell at pri-
vate sale by quit claim deed certain land in the northwest
quarter of Section Twenty-six, Township Forty-three, south
of Range Thirty-six East, in which the County of Palm Beach
has or claims to have some interest.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
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.
Which bill was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Committee on Judiciary "A"-
House Bill No. 226:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the taxing of costs
incurred in executing rules nisi and citations to appear, issued
by any of the courts of this State, against the county, when
the Judge or one of the Judges of such court shall so direct.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Miss Baker and Mr. Harris of Pinellas and, Messrs. Mur-
ray of Polk, McMullen of Hillsborough, Gautier and Peters of
Dade, West of Santa Rosa, Usina and Turner of St. Johns,
Cobb of Orange, Thomas and Bizzell of Escambia, Jenkins
and Carter of Alachua, Bailey and Holland of Bay, Lane and
Fuqua of Manatee, Hodges of Columbia, Leaird of Broward,
Brackin of Okaloosa-'
House Bill No. 227:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the rights of married
women in Florida and to authorize execution of and perform-
ance under power of attorney executed by husband or wife,
and to validate such power of attorney heretofore made.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. Hodges of Columbia-
House Bill No. 228:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the relief of R.
Lee Montague for damages to his automobile caused by a State
Road Department truck.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Murray of Polk-
House Bill No. 229:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 63.47 of
Florida Statutes, 1941; relating to depositions de bene esse.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Messrs. Hancock of Madison, Boynton and Davis of
Gadsden-
House Bill No. 230:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2 of Chapter
20678, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, relating to the licensing,
bonding and regulation of certain dealers in agricultural
products, etc.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Agriculture.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Mr. Jenkins moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 207 which was jointly referred on yesterday to the Com-
mittees on General Appropriations and Finance & Taxation
be also referred to the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Car-
riers. Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was



so ordered.



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Mr. Wotitzky moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 118 be withdrawn from the Committee on Education "B"
and referred to the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was so
ordered.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 15, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
rsir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 89:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Florida Indus-
trial Commission to acquire in the name of the State of
Florida certain lots or parcels of land in the City of Talla-
hassee situated in the block located west of the State Capitol
Building and north of the building occupied by the said com-
mission for use by the State as a part of the State Capitol
Center and making an appropriation and authorizing the ex-
penditure of funds by the Commission for said purpose.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 89 contained in the above message, a
companion to House Bill No. 73, having a favorable Commit-
tee report was read the first time by its title and was placed
on the Calendar without reference.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 15, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 88:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida to acquire
in the name of the State of Florida certain lots or parcels of
land in the City of Tallahassee situated in the block located
south of the State Capitol building for use by the State as
a part of the State Capitol. Center and making an appropria-
tion and authorizing the expenditure of funds by the said
Trustees for said purpose.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 88 contained in the above message a
companion to House Bill No. 174, having a favorable Commit-
tee report, was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Calendar without reference.
"The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 16, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 145:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it unlawful to live off
the earnings of a prostitute, providing penalties for violations
of this Act, and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS



Secretary of the Senate



April 16, 1943



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98 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

And Senate Bill No. 145 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 16, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 144:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting compulsory prosti-
tution, prescribing penalties for violations of this Act, and
repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 144 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 16, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 142:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 511.05,
Florida Statutes 1941, relating to revocation of license of
hotels, apartment houses, rooming houses and restaurants,
by adding as an additional ground for such revocation, any
violation of the law against prostitution, lewdness or assigna-
tion.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 142 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Public Health.

The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 16, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 141:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring all persons rejected
or deferred for military service who are infected with venereal
disease to report to venereal disease clinics operated by the
State Board of Helath and take treatment from private
physician or at public expense, prescribing prima facie evi-
dence of such infection, and providing penalties for violations
of this Act.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 141 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the



Committee on Public Health.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:



E



SOF REPRESENTATIVES April 16, 1943

Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 16, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 140:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 384.10, Florida
Statutes 1941, relating to reports of venereal disease cases
to State Board of Health, by providing that such reports
shall be used by State Board of Health in enforcing com-
pulsory treatment laws.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 140 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Public Health.

The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 16, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 139:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 384.06,
Florida Statutes 1941, relating to reports of venereal disease
cases to the State Board of Health by requiring subsequent
reports concerning treatment and care.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 139 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Public Health.

The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 15, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,
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-
Senate Bill No. 110:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend 421.38 and 421.44,
Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to defense housing by housing
authorities, so as to extend the authority to initiate the de-
velopment of any such, project from December 31, 1943 to
and until the termination of the present war.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 110 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 15, 1943.
Honorable Richard Simpson,



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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