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Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
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 Material Information
Title: Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
Alternate Title: Journal of the House of Representatives, State of Florida
Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida of the session of ..
Physical Description: v. : ; 23-32 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Legislature. -- House of Representatives
Publisher: State Printer
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Creation Date: April 1951
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Legislative journals -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
 Notes
General Note: Title varies slightly.
General Note: Description based on: 1907.
Funding: Digitized for the Florida House of Representatives, the Office of the Clerk.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Florida House of Representatives. Office of the Clerk.
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 003417935
oclc - 12901236
lccn - sn 85065608
System ID: UF00027772:00029
 Related Items
Preceded by: Journal of proceedings of the House of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Florida
Succeeded by: Journal of the Florida House of Representatives

Table of Contents
    April 1951
        Tuesday, April 3
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        Wednesday, April 4
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        Thursday, April 5
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        Friday, April 6
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        Monday, April 9
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        Tuesday, April 10
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        Wednesday, April 11
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        Tuesday, April 17
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        Wednesday, April 18
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        Thursday, April 19
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        Friday, April 20
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        Monday, April 23
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        Tuesday, April 24
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        Wednesday, April 25
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        Thursday, April 26
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        Friday, April 27
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        Monday, April 30
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    May 1951
        May 1951
            Tuesday, May 1
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        Wednesday, May 2
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        Thursday, May 3
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        Friday, May 4
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        Monday, May 7
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        Monday, May 14
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Full Text







JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Tuesday, April 3, 1951


Beginning of the thirty-third 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 3, 1951, 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 Perry E. Murray, former Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend John Pendleton Gaines:



God of Grace and God of Glory give us courage for the
facing of this hour as representatives and citizens of the
great commonwealth of Florida.
We praise Thee from whom all blessings flow, we bless
Thee for the faith of our fathers living still in spite of
dungeon fire and sword.
We especially ask Thy blessings upon our Speaker, give
him wisdom and courage in guiding this session.
We pray that Thy divine providence will protect guide
and keep each individual member, his family and interests
during these 60 days.
Our Father who art in heaven, give unity of mind and
purpose to these men and give them courage of conviction
that out of these days may come those factors that will re-
sult in a better state and nation, for we ask it in His
name. Amen.
The certified list of the Secretary of State of Members
elected to the House of Representatives, Florida Legislature,
for the session of 1951 was called as follows:
MEMBERS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTED
AT THE GENERAL ELECTION ON THE SEVENTH DAY
OF NOVEMBER A. D. 1950 AND AT SPECIAL ELECTIONS
SINCE THAT TIME.
Alachua-Ralph Turlington, Gainesville
Alachua-W. E. Whitlock, High Springs
Baker-B. R. Burnsed, Macclenny
Bay-Grady W. Courtney, Millville
Bay-Joseph I. Mathis, Panama City
Bradford-Doyle E. Conner, Starke
Brevard-Wm. G. (Bill) Akridge, Cocoa
Brevard-O. L. Burton, Eau Gallie
Broward-John S. Burwell, Ft. Lauderdale
Broward-Thos. E. (Ted) David, Hollywood
Calhoun-Wilson L. Bailey, Blountstown
Charlotte-John M. Hathaway, Punta Gorda
Citrus-Francis Williams, Inverness
Clay-S. D. Saunders, Middleburg
Collier-D. C. Jones, Naples
Columbia-D. H. (Bill) Hammons, Lake City
Dade-George S. Okell, Miami
Dade-Dante B. Fascell, Miami
Dade-Robert L. Floyd, Miami
DeSoto-S. C. Smith, Arcadia
Dixie-K. Griner, Cross City
Duval-Mabry Carlton, Jacksonville
Duval-Claude Smith, Jacksonville
Duval-Fletcher Morgan, Jacksonville
Escambia-A. Morley Darby, Pensacola
Escambia-Webb C. Jernigan, Pensacola
Flagler-H. T. Cook, Bunnell
Franklin-B. G. Patton, Apalachicola
Gadsden-E. W. Scarborough, Chattahoochee (resigned)
Gadsden-E. B. McFarland, Havana
Gilchrist-Howell E. Lancaster, Trenton
Glades-J. H. Peeples, Jr., Moore Haven
Gulf-George G. Tapper, Port St. Joe
Hamilton-J. W. McAlpine, White Springs
Hardee-H. L. Chambers, Wauchula
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston
Hernando-S. Travis Phillips, Brooksville'
Highlands-Miss Edna Pearce, Ft. Bassinger

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Hillsborough-James S. Moody, Plant City
Hillsborough-Tom J. Johnson, Jr., Tampa
Hillsborough-Francis St. C. Pittman, Tampa
Holmes-Harvie J. Belser, Bonifay
Indian River-Alex MacWilliam, Vero Beach
Jackson-Hugh Dukes, Cottondale
Jackson-John L. McFarlin, Jr., Marianna
Jefferson-Richard H. Simpson, Monticello
Lafayette-Homer T. Putnal, Mayo
Lake-J. A. Boyd, Leesburg
Lake-C. E. Duncan, Tavares
Lee-Scott Hough, Fort Myers (Deceased)
Lee-Frank B. Watson, Jr., Fort Myers
Leon-Davis Atkinson, Tallahassee
Leon-John W. Henderson, Tallahassee
Levy-D. P. McKenzie, Chiefland
Liberty-Glenn Summers, Bristol
Madison-T. C. Merchant, Jr., Madison
Manatee-J. Ben Fuqua, Palmetto
Manatee-Joe Bill Rood, Bradenton
Marion-C. Farris Bryant, Ocala
Marion-Willard Ayres, Ocala
Martin-Marvin H. Rowell, Stuart
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West
Nassau-L. A. McKendree, Fernandina
Okaloosa-Ferrin C. Campbell, Crestview
Okeechobee-W. J. Hendry, Okeechobee
Orange-Edward R. Kirkland, Orlando
Orange-Charles 0. Andrews, Jr., Orlando
Osceola-Irlo Bronson, Kissimmee
Palm Beach-John E. Bollinger, West Palm Beach
Palm Beach-B. Elliott, Pahokee
Pasco-Brooks E. Payne, Jr., Dade City
Pinellas-William C. Cramer, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-Donald C. McLaren, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-B. E. Shaffer, Clearwater
Polk-Roy Surles, Lakeland
Polk-Lisle W. Smith, Haines City
Polk-Perry E. Murray, Frostproof
Putnam-Thos. B. Dowda, Palatka
St. Johns-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine
St. Johns-Charles E. Shepperd, St. Augustine
St. Lucie-D. H. (Banty) Saunders, Ft. Pierce
Santa Rosa-Woodrow M. Melvin, Milton
Sarasota-J. D. Tate, Englewood
Sarasota-James A. Haley, Sarasota
Seminole-M. B. Smith, Sanford
Seminole-Volie A. Williams, Jr., Sanford
Sumter-J. C. Getzen, Jr., Bushnell
Suwannee-Joseph C. Jacobs, Live Oak
Taylor-Gus J. Dekle, Perry
Union-C. A. Roberts, Lake Butler
Volusia-Thos. T. Cobb, Daytona Beach
Volusia-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
Wakulla-George Nesmith, Wakulla
Walton-Thos. D. Beasley, DeFuniak Springs
Washington-Jeff Webb, Chipley
STATE OF FLORIDA )
SS
OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE
I, R. A. GRAY, SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a cor-
rect list of the Members of the Legislature elected at the
General Election held on the Seventh day of November, A.D.













1950, and at Special Elections held since the General Elec-
tion, as shown by the election returns on file in this office.
I FURTHER CERTIFY that E. W. Scarborough, Member
of the House from Gadsden County, resigned after the Gen-
eral Election of 1950, and that W. M. Inman of Quincy
was elected at a Special Election held on March 20, A. D.
1951, as his successor.
I FURTHER CERTIFY that Scott Hough, Member of the
House from Lee County, died after the General Election
of 1950, and that Ernest Mitts of Ft. Myers was elected at
a Special Election held on March 20, A. D. 1951, as his
successor.
R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State.
A quorum present.
The following members came forward and took the oath
of office prescribed by the Constitution of the State of
Florida before Justice B. K. Roberts of the Supreme Court
of the State of Florida:
Alachua-Ralph Turlington, Gainesville
Alachua-W. E. Whitlock, High Springs
Baker-B. R. Burnsed, Macclenny
Bay-Grady W. Courtney, Millville
Bay-Joseph I. Mathis, Panama City
Bradford-Doyle E. Conner, Starke
Brevard-Wm. G. (Bill) Akridge, Cocoa
Brevard-O. L. Burton, Eau Gallie
Broward-John S. Burwell, Ft. Lauderdale
Broward-Thos. E. (Ted) David, Hollywood
Calhoun-Wilson L. Bailey, Blountstown
Charlotte-John M. Hathaway, Punta Gorda
Citrus-Francis Williams, Inverness
Clay-S. D. Saunders, Middleburg
Collier-D. C. Jones, Naples
Columbia-D. H. (Bill) Hammons, Lake City
Dade-George S. Okell, Miami
Dade-Dante B. Fascell, Miami
Dade-Robert L. Floyd, Miami
DeSoto-S. C. Smith, Arcadia
Dixie-K. Griner, Cross City
Duval-Mabry Carlton, Jacksonville
Duval-Claude Smith, Jacksonville
Duval-Fletcher Morgan, Jacksonville
Escambia-A. Morley Darby, Pensacola
Escambia-Webb C. Jernigan, Pensacola
Flagler-H. T. Cook, Bunnell
Franklin-B. G. Patton, Apalachicola
Gadsdei-W. M. Inman, Quincy
Gadsden-E. B. McFarland, Havana
Gilchrist-Howell E. Lancaster, Trenton
Glades-J. H. Peeples, Jr., Moore Haven
Gulf-George G. Tapper, Port St. Joe
Hamilton-J. W. McAlpine, White Springs
Hardee-H. L. Chambers, Wauchula
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston
Hernando-S. Travis Phillips, Brooksville
Highlands-Miss Edna Pearce, Ft. Basinger
Hillsborough-James S. Moody, Plant City
Hillsborough-Tom J. Johnson, Jr., Tampa
Hillsborough-Francis St. C. Pittman, Tampa
Holmes-Harvie J. Belser, Bonifay
Indian River-Alex MacWilliam, Vero Beach
Jackson-Hugh Dukes, Cottondale
Jackson-John L. McFarlin, Jr., Marianna
Jefferson-Richard H. Simpson, Monticello
Lafayette-Homer T. Putnal, Mayo
Lake-J. A. Boyd, Leesburg
Lake-C. E. Duncan, Tavares
Lee-Ernest Mitts, Fort Myers
Lee-Frank B. Watson, Jr., Fort Myers
Leon-Davis Atkinson, Tallahassee
Leon-John W. Henderson, Tallahassee
Levy-D. P. McKenzie, Chiefland
Liberty-Glen Summers, Bristol
Madison-T. C. Merchant, Jr., Madison
Manatee-J. Ben Fuqua, Palmetto
Manatee-Joe Bill Rood, Bradenton
Marion-C. Farris Bryant, Ocala



Marion-Willard Ayres, Ocala



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Martin-Marvin H. Rowell, Stuart
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West
Nassau-L. A. McKendree, Fernandina
Okaloosa-Ferrin C. Campbell, Crestview
Okeechobee-W. J. Hendry, Okeechobee
Orange-Edward R. Kirkland, Orlando
Orange-Charles O. Andrews, Jr., Orlando
Osceola-Irlo Bronson, Kissimmee
Palm Beach-John E. Bollinger, West Palm Beach
Palm Beach-B. Elliott, Pahokee
Pasco-Brooks E. Payne, Jr., Dade City
Pinellas-William C. Cramer, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-Donald C. McLaren, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-B. E. Shaffer, Clearwater
Polk-Roy Surles, Lakeland
Polk-Lisle W. Smith, Haines City
Polk-Perry E. Murray, Frostproof
Putnam-Thos. B. Dowda, Palatka
St. Johns-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine
St. Johns-Charles E. Shepperd, St. Augustine
St. Lucie-D. H. (Banty) Saunders, Ft. Pierce
Santa Rosa-Woodrow M. Melvin, Milton
Sarasota-J. D. Tate, Englewood
Sarasota-James A. Haley, Sarasota
Seminole-M. B. Smith, Sanford
Seminole-Volie A. Williams, Jr., Sanford
Sumter-J. C. Getzen, Jr., Bushnell
Suwannee-Joseph C. Jacobs, Live Oak
Taylor-Gus J. Dekle, Perry
Union-C. A. Roberts, Lake Butler
Volusia-Thos. T. Cobb, Daytona Beach
Volusia-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
Wakulla-George Nesmith, Wakulla
Walton-Thos. D. Beasley, DeFuniak Springs
Washington-Jeff Webb, Chipley
Mr. Bollinger of Palm Beach nominated Mr. B. Elliott of
Palm Beach for Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Haley of Sarasota seconded the nomination.

Mr. Okell of Dade moved that the nominations for the
Speaker of the House of Representatives be closed.

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

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

Ayes-94.



Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Carlton
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Cramer
Darby
David
Nays-None.



Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan ,
Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Griner
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Henderson
Hendry
Inrnan
Jacobs
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Kirkland
Lancaster
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



McFarland,E.B.Saunders, D.H.
McFarlin, J.L. Saunders, S. D.
McKendree Shaffer
McKenzie Shepperd
McLaren Simpson
Melvin Smith, Claude
Merchant Smith, Lisle W.
Mitts Smith, M. B.
Moody Smith, S. C.
Morgan Stewart
Murray Summers
Nesmith Surles
Okell Sweeny
Papy rapper
Patton rate
Payne Turlington
Pearce Usina
Peeples Watson
Phillips Webb
Pittman Whitlock
Putnal Williams, F.
Roberts Williams, V. A.
Rood
Rowell



Mr. Elliott of Palm Beach was declared
Speaker of the House of Representatives.



duly elected as



Mr. Courtney of Bay moved that a committee of three
be appointed to escort Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Elliott, parents of



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the Speaker, and Miss Patsy Elliott, daughter, and Elmer
B., Jr., Ronald and Wayne Elliott, sons of the Speaker and
Mrs. Elliott, to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Courtney of Bay,
Haley of Sarasota and Stewart of Hendry as a committee
which escorted the guests to the rostrum where they were
presented to the membership of the House.
Mr. Dekle of Taylor moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort Mr. Elliott and his wife to the rostrum.

The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Dekle of Taylor,
Bollinger of Palm Beach and Morgan of Duval as a com-
mittee which escorted the Speaker and Mrs. Elliott to the
rostrum where the Speaker received the oath of office ad-
ministered by Justice B. K. Roberts of the Supreme Court,
following which the Speaker addressed the membership of
the House.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR
The Speaker announced that he would now receive nomi-
nations for Speaker Pro Tempore.
Mr. Burnsed of Baker nominated Mr. J. W. McAlpin of
Hamilton as Speaker Pro Tempore.
Mr. Connor of Bradford seconded the nomination.
Mr. Whitlock of Alachua moved that the nominations be
closed.
The motion was agreed to and the nominations were de-
clared closed.
Upon call of the roll on the election for Speaker Pro Tem-
pore, the vote for Mr. McAlpin was:



Ayes-94.
Mr. Speaker David
Akridge Dekle
Andrews Dowda
Atkinson Dukes
Ayres Duncan
Bailey Fascell
Beasley Floyd
Belser Fuqua
Bollinger Getzen
Boyd Griner
Bronson Haley
Bryant Hammons
Burnsed Hathaway
Burton Henderson
Burwell Hendry
Campbell Inman
Carlton Jacobs
Chambers Jernigan
Cobb Johnson
Conner Jones
Cook Kirkland
Courtney Lancaster
Cramer MacWilliam
Darby Mathis
Nays-None.



McFarland,E.E..Saunders, D.H.
McFarlin, J.L. Saunders, S. D.
McKendree Shaffer
McKenzie Shepperd
McLaren Simpson
Melvin Smith, Claude
Merchant Smith, Lisle W.
Mitts Smith, M. B.
Moody Smith, S. C.
Morgan Stewart
Murray Summers
Nesmith Surles
Okell Sweeny
Papy Tapper
Patton Tate
Payne Turlington
Pearce Usina
Peeples Watson
Phillips Webb
Pittman Whitlock
Putnal Williams, F.
Roberts Williams, V. A.
Rood
Rowell



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

Mr. Fuqua of Manatee moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort the Speaker Pro Tempore and his wife to
the rostrum.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Fuqua of Mana-
tee, Courtney of Bay and Jacobs of Suwannee as a committee
which escorted the Speaker Pro Tempore and Mrs. McAlpin
to the rostrum where the Speaker Pro Tempore received the
oath of office administered by Justice B. K. Roberts of the



Supreme Court, following which the Speaker Pro Tempore
addressed the membership of the House.
Mr. McLaren of Pinellas announced that at an informal
caucus of the minority party Mr. Cramer of Pinellas had
been designated as leader of the minority party in the House
and introduced Mr. Cramer to the Members. Mr. McLaren
then announced that the minority party would place the name
of Jerry Simpson of St. Petersburg in nomination for page
in the House.
Mr. Morgan of Duval nominated Lamar Bledsoe as Chief
Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Murray of Polk seconded the nomination.
Mr. Beasley of Walton moved that the nominations be
closed and that a unanimous ballot be cast for Mrs. Bledsoe
as Chief Clerk.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon the Chief Clerk received the oath of office
administered by Justice B. K. Roberts of the Supreme Court,
after which she was presented by the Speaker to the Mem-
bership of the House.
Mr. McFarland of Gadsden nominated Amos Davis as
Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Inman of Gadsden seconded the nomination.
Mr. Beasley of Walton moved that nominations be closed
and that a unanimous ballot be cast for Mr. Davis as Ser-
geant-at-Arms.
The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Beasley of Walton moved that a committee of three
be appointed to inform the Senate that the House of Repre-
sentatives was organized and ready to transact business.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Beasley of Wal-
ton, Murray of Polk and Simpson of Jefferson as a committee
to notify the Senate that the House of Representatives was
organized and ready to transact business.
After a brief absence the committee returned and reported
that they had performed the duty assigned them, and were
thereupon discharged.
Mr. Courtney of Bay moved that a committee of three be
appointed to wait upon His Excellency, Governor Fuller War-
ren, and notify him that the House was organized and ready
to transact business.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Mr. Courtney of Bay,
Miss Pearce of Highlands and Mr. Stewart of Hendry who
retired from the Chamber and after a brief absence returned
and reported that they had performed the duty assigned
them, and were thereupon discharged.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Bollinger of Palm Beach-
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 1-A RESOLUTION PROVID-
ING FOR THE TEMPORARY RULES OF PROCEDURE
AND THE POLICIES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
1. That the rules of procedure recommended by the
Caucus of the House of Representatives at Tampa on Septem-
ber 16, 1950, to-wit-The 1945 Rules of the House of Repre-
sentatives-be the rules of the House until the Committee
on Rules and Calendar organizes, reports permanent rules
for this House and such report be adopted.
2. That no Bills or Resolutions except those affecting



organization of the House shall be introduced until standing
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thereof announce to the Speaker that they are ready to
transact business.
.3. 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
1951, which attache so designated shall be enrolled as an
employee of the House from April 3, 1951.
4. That the Speaker appoint a chaplain.
5. 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.
6. 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, each to serve under the supervision of the Chief
Clerk and to receive the same compensation and remunera-
tion as the other clerical assistants of the House.
7. That a maximum of 3,000 copies of the Daily Journal
and a maximum of 350 copies of the Daily Calendar be
ordered printed each day.
8. That each member of this House be allowed to mail
a maximum of twenty daily copies of the Journal.
9. That the Speaker is hereby authorized to instruct
the Committee on Legislative Expense to procure stamps for
the use of the Members in transacting official business,
but not to exceed thirty-five 3-cent stamps a day.
10. That the Committee on Legislative Expense be di-
rected to furnish to the Members of this House all stationery
and other necessary supplies.

11. That the Secretary of State be requested to furnish
to the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives for
the use of the Members, upon a requisition to be signed by
the Sergeant-at-Arms, such Statutes, general and special,
as may be requested by the Members. Each Member, at
the time of receiving any of said books, shall sign a receipt
to the Sergeant-at-Arms, and shall, by the end of the session,
return said books so received to the Sergeant-at-Arms to
be returned by the Sergeant-at-Arms to the Secretary of
"State.

12. That the Speaker, the Chief Clerk and the Sergeant-
at-Arms be authorized to provide the same provision for
accommodations of the legislative correspondents at this
session as were in force at the 1949 session, including the
same access to copies of bills as given at the 1949 session.

Which was read in full.
Mr. Bollinger of Palm Beach moved the adoption of the
resolution.
Pending consideration thereof-

Mr. Dowda of Putnam offered a substitute motion that
the resolution be referred to the Committee on Rules and
Calendar.
Mr. Okell called a point of order that since the members
of the standing committees of the House had not as yet
been appointed, there was no Committee on Rules and
Calendar to which the Resolution could be referred.

The Speaker ruled the point well taken.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Bollinger
that House Resolution No. 1 be adopted.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 1
was adopted.
By Mr. Bollinger of Palm Beach--
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2-A RESOLUTION PROVID-
ING FOR THE PREPARATION, EDITING AND PRINTING
OF THE HOUSE RECORDS OF THE 1951 HOUSE OF REP-
RESENTATIVES.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-



TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:



April 3, 1951



That the Chief Clerk be authorized to prepare, edit and
print the Records of the 1951 House of Representatives in
the manner prescribed by the Constitution and Laws of
Florida, and as may be from time to time directed by this
House.
That a copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the
Board of Commissioners of State Institutions and that it be
spread upon the Journal of this House.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Bollinger of Palm Beach moved the adoption of the
resolution.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 2
was adopted.
COMMUNICATIONS
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE OFFICE
TALLAHASSEE
April 3, 1951
Honorable B. Elliott
Speaker of the House of Representatives
State Capitol
Dear Mr. Speaker
I desire to address your Honorable Body, in joint session
with the Senate, this afternoon, April 3d, at three o'clock.
Cordially and sincerely,
FULLER WARREN,
Governor.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 3, 1951
Honorable B. Elliott
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Sir-
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has adopted-
BY SENATOR GAUTIER (13th District)-
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1:-

WHEREAS, HIS EXCELLENCY, FULLER WARREN,
GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA, has expressed a desire to address
the Legislature of Florida in Joint Session on this day, Tues-
day, April 3, 1951, at 3:00 o'clock p. m.
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 Chamber of the House of Repre-
sentatives at 3:00 o'clock P. M. this day, Tuesday, April 3,
1951, 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. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be read the second time in full.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was read the second



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Mr. Simpson moved the adoption of the concurrent resolu-
tion.
The motion was agreed to.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was adopted and the
same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Bollinger moved that the House do now adjourn to
reconvene at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 1:36 p. m. the House stood ad-
journed until 2:30 p. m.
AFTERNOON SESSION
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:30 P.M.



The roll was called and
to their names:
Mr. Speaker David
Akridge Dekle
Andrews Dowda
Atkinson Dukes
Ayres Duncan
Bailey Fascell
Beasley Floyd
Belser Fuqua
Bollinger Getzen
Boyd Griner
Bronson Haley
Bryant Hammons
Burnsed Hathaway
Burton Henderson
Burwell Hendry
Campbell Inman
Carlton Jacobs
Chambers Jernigan
Cobb Johnson
Conner Jones
Cook Kirkland
Courtney Lancaster
Cramer MacWilliam
Darby Mathis
A quorum present.



the following members answered

McAlpin Rowell
McFarland,E.B.Saur.cers, D.H.
McFarlin, J.L. Saunders, S. D.
McKendree Shaffer
McKenzie Shepperd
McLaren Simpson
Melvin Smith, Claude
Merchant f mith, Lisle W.
Mitts Smith, M. B.
Moody Smith, S. C.
Morgan Stewart
Murray Summers
Nesmith Surles
Okell Sweeny
Papy rapper
Patton Tate
Payne Turlington
Pearce Usina
Peeples Watson
Phillips Webb
Pittman Whitlock
Putnal Williams, F.
Roberts Williams, V. A.
Rood



The hour of 3:00 P.M. having arrived, the Members of
the Senate appeared at the bar of the House and were
awarded seats. Thereupon, the Honorable Wallace E. Sturgis,
President of the Senate took the Chair.
The roll of the House was called and the following members
answered to their names:
Mr. Speaker David McAlpin Rowell
Akridge Dekle McFarland, E .Saunders, D.H.
Andrews Dowda McFarlin, J. L. Saunders, S. D.
Atkinson Dukes McKendree Shaffer
Ayres Duncan McKenzie Shepperd
Bailey Fascell NcLaren Simpson
Beasley Floyd Melvin Smith, Claude
Belser Fuqua Merchant Smith, Lisle W.
Bollinger Getzen Mitts Smith, M. B.
Boyd Griner Moody Smith, S. C.
Bronson Haley Morgan Stewart
Bryant Hammons Murray Summers
Burnsed Hathaway Nesmith Surles
Burton Henderson Okell Sweeny
Burwell Hendry Papy rapper
Campbell Inman Patton Tate
Carlton Jacobs Payne Turlington
Chambers Jernigan Pearce Usina
Cobb Johnson Peeples Watson
Conner Jones Phillips Webb
Cook Kirkland Pittman Whitlock
Courtney Lancaster Putnal Williams, F.
Cramer MacWilliam Roberts Williams, V. A.
Darby Mathis Rood
A quorum of the House of Representatives present.
The roll of the members of the Senate was called and
the following members answered to their names:



5



Mr. President Collins King Rodgers
Ayers Crary Leaird Rogells
Baker Davis Iewis Sanchez
Baynard Dayton Lindler Shands
Beall Franklin YMcArthur Shivers
Boyle Gautier Moore Smith
Brackin Gautier Morrow Tucker
Branch Johns Pearce Wright
Carroll Johnson Pope
Clarke Johnston Ripley
A quorum of the Senate present.
The following prayer was offered by Reverend John Pendle-
ton Gaines, of the Methodist Church of Bushnell:
O, Lord God Almighty, Creator and Sustainer of all things,
The Giver of every perfect gift,
We thank Thee for our Florida, and
Pray that in this Joint Session Thou wouldst bless
The President of the United States and his cabinet,
Tne Governor of Florida and His Cabinet,
The President of the Senate,
The Speaker of the House, and
Every member of the Legislative Body.
Our Father we pray for oneness of Mind and Heart and
for constructive effort, in these crucial times, toward progress
and peace.
In His Name, Amen.
The Speaker in the Chair.
Representative C. Farris Bryant of Marion was called to the
rostrum where the Speaker presented to him a plaque from the
St. Petersbuirg Times in recognition of "the best, most un-
selfish service to the State," as a member of the House of
Representatives of the 1949 Legislature.
The President of the Senate in the Chair.
Senator Henry S. Baynard of the 11th was called to the
rostrum where the President of the Senate presented to him
a similar plaque in recognition of "the best, most unselfish
service to the State" as a member of the Senate of the 1949
Legislature.
Senator Lewis of the 4th moved that a committee of five
members of the joint session, to be composed of two members
of the Senate and three members of the House of Representa-
tives, be appointed to notify His Excellency, Governor Fuller
Warren, that the joint session of the Senate and House of
Representatives was assembled and ready to receive his
message.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the President of the Senate appointed Senators
Lewis and Shands on the part of the Senate, and Messrs.
Melvin, Okell and Carlton 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 Fuller Warren, and his
Cabinet.

After being introduced by President Sturgis, Governor
Warren addressed the joint session as follows:

Mr. President Sturgis, Mr. Speaker Elliott,
Members of the 1951 Senate and House of Representatives:
In compliance with the command of the Constitution, it is
my privilege to communicate to you information concerning
the condition of the State, and to recommend to you such
measures as I deem expedient.
I sincerely appreciate the privilege of appearing before you
on this occasion. I long have been partial to the Legislature.
It was my privilege to serve two terms in the Florida Legisla-
ture. once from a small county and once from a large county.



I also served three terms in the legislative body of the City of
Jacksonville. Thus, most of my public service has been in the
legislative branch of government. I believe I know the feelings



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of a legislator. I hope I understand the difficult problems which very valuable service to the Industrial Development Council in
burden a member of this branch of the government, its campaign to strengthen and expand Florida industries.



I believe I appreciate the relative importance of the Legisla-
ture in our great triune system of government. I think it is
significant that the framers of Florida's Constitution provided
first for the Legislative Department, and then for the other
two.
I think it will be generally agreed that the Legislature is
more responsive to the sentiment of the people than the other
two branches of state government. This results largely from
the fact that all members of the Lower House are elected every
two (2) years, and one-half of the members of the Upper House
are elected biennially. I believe my earnest appreciation of the
importance of the Legislature, my varied experience in this
body, coupled with my cordial personal relations with its mem-
bers, will enable us to work together in harmony and goodwill
for the welfare of all Florida.
I should be glad to talk with any of you at any time about
legislation. I shall be waiting downstairs to see you. I shall be
pleased to have you come down to see me whenever it may be
convenient for you.
The Constitution requires the Governor at each regular
session to communicate to the Legislature information con-
cerning the condition of the State, and to recommend such
measures as he may deem expedient.
ECONOMIC CONDITION OF THE STATE
First let me report to you concerning the economic condition
of the State.
Florida was never in sounder condition economically. It is
far more prosperous than it was two years ago when the 1949
session of the Legislature convened. Employment. is at an all
time high. Deposits in oias in Florida banks are far larger than they
have ever been. Railroads, utilities, hotels, wholesalers, re-
tailers, agriculture and industries of nearly all kinds are
reaping rich profits. Florida is a veritable paradise of profits
for almost every kind of business enterprise. Florida corpora-
tions are paying the biggest dividends and the highest execu-
tive salaries ever known in this State.
TOURISM
Florida is enjoying its biggest t and most profitable tourist
season, more people having come here for health, recreation
and happiness than ever before. Tourism, Florida's greatest
single source of income, once was a seasonal business, limited
largely to winter months. But it has rapidly become a year-
round business. During the past two summers tourism in
Florida has increased by an estimated 60%.
CITRUS
Florida's great citrus industry, sick almost unto death for
two profitless years, is enjoying tremendous prosperity. Income
to Florida citrus growers has almost doubled since the enact-
ment of the Citrus Code by the 1949 session of the Legislature.
The rehabilitation of the citrus industry has greatly stimu-
lated and strengthened Florida's entire economy.
LIVESTOCK
Other phases of Florida agriculture are in a highly pros-
perous condition. This is especially true as to livestock. Live-
stock raising has been greatly improved and accelerated by
enactment of the legislation making it unlawful for livestock
to run at large on public highways. One of the most positive
and direct results of this legislation has been the vast increase
in fencing and planting of better pastures, and the upbreeding
of livestock.
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
The State is striving to stimulate and enlarge industries
already in Florida, and to induce new industries to locate here.
For more than a year, the Industrial Development Council,
composed of ten top business men, has carried on a vigorous
and successful campaign, at no cost to the taxpayers, to bring
new industries to Florida, and to persuade investors to invest
their money here.
Recently, the Industrial Development Council has been con-
centrating its efforts on getting contracts for war materiel
for Florida manufacturers.
The Florida State Improvement Commission has rendered



BUDGET COMMISSION'S RECOMMENDATIONS
The State Budget Commission, composed of the six Consti-
tutional Cabinet Officers and myself, gave earnest and
thorough study, extending over a period of more than a month,
to the requested budgets of the various departments, institu-
tions, agencies, boards and bureaus of State government. The
Cabinet members had the benefit of a combined experience of
seventy (70) years in dealing with one hundred twenty-nine
(129) requested budgets. I, myself, was aided by experience
gained two years ago in dealing with budget requests totaling
$258,000,000. The total requested budgets this year amounted to
about $370,000,000. The intensive study and examination of
the requested budgets, coupled with thorough questioning of
proponents of the requested budgets, indicated that in most
instances the amounts requested for the coming biennium are
needed.
But at the beginning of the budget hearings, the Budget
Commission, by formal resolution, took the fiscally sound posi-
tion that the total budgets to be recommended should not
exceed anticipated income for the biennium, beginning July 1,
1951.
The Comptroller and the Budget Director estimated income
to the general revenue fund for the ensuing biennium at
$248,000,000. They also estimated that an unencumbered
balance of $5,000,000 would be in the general revenue fund on
July 1, 1951.
The Budget Commission recommended to the Legislature,
for the two fiscal years beginning July 1, 1951, a budget totaling
approximately $252,500,000. It should be pointed out that this
recommended budget represents an increase of approximately
ten per centum (10%) in the amounts of money actually re-
ceived by the various departments of state government during
the current biennium. Revenue during this biennium has been
sufficient to pay only about ninety per centum (90%) of the
appropriations made by the 1949 session of the Legislature.
It is my earnest recommendation that this session of the
Legislature do not appropriate more than present taxes will
yield.
It was the hard duty of the 1949 extraordinary session of
the Legislature to enact more than $80,000,000 in new and
additional taxes for the current biennium. That was a stagger-
ing load of taxes, and the entire load was laid upon the con-
sumer. Prior to enactment of the limited sales tax in 1949,
77.4% of all state revenue in Florida was derived from taxes
on articles of consumption and taxes on motor vehicle opera-
tors, which, for the most part, are directly on the consumer.
This contrasted with an average of 55.1% in state taxes paid
by consumers in the other 47 states. By enactment of the
limited sales tax, more than $80,000,000 of additional taxes
were put upon the consumers of Florida. This additional $80,-
000,000 in taxes increased the percentage of all state taxes
paid by the consumer from 77.4% to 80.6%.
Consumers who already are paying 80.6% of all state taxes
in Florida certainly should not be burdened with additional
taxes. In addition to the $80,000,000 in additional taxes im-
posed upon the consumers of Florida within the past two years,
the federal government has imposed a stupendous increase in
taxes upon the people of this State.
The Comptroller has estimated that the total federal taxes
to be paid by the people of Florida during the coming year
will be $650,000,000, an increase of $141,000,000 from the past
year.
With the citizens of Florida, mostly consumers, already
paying an average of approximately one-third of their income
for federal, state, county and city taxes, it seems to me that
this session of the Legislature should not enact any more
taxes of any kind. This is especially so since most Florida
families, because of exorbitantly inflated prices, are barely
able to purchase the necessities of life. It would be almost
confiscatory to impose additional taxes upon consumers who
already are paying 80.6% of state taxes.
ROADS AND HIGHWAYS
The State Road Department is building more and better















roads and bridges than it ever before constructed in a com-
parable period of time. During the first two years of this
administration 1,913 miles of new and reconstructed primary
roads were built on 594 separate projects. Secondary road
construction or improvements totaled 732 miles under way or
advertised, and involved work on 145 separate projects.
Bridge construction or improvements on primary roads
totaled 39,970 feet on 147 separate projects. On secondary
roads bridge construction and improvements totaled 12,272
feet on 68 separate projects.
For the first time in the history of the State Road Depart-
ment, road work is in progress or under contract in all 67
counties of the State.
Safety has been one of the prime objectives in constructing
roads during the past two years. While the cost of every-
thing has increased, the cost of road construction has been
held to a minimum.
STATE BEVERAGE DEPARTMENT
The State Beverage Department, whose primary function
is the collection of revenue, collected $77,655,678.75 during
the calendar years 1949-1950, the greatest amount of money
collected during any two-year period in the history of the
department. It collected this tremendous sum of money at
the lowest ratio of cost of collection in the history of the
department.
The State Beverage Department destroyed 1,283 illicit
whiskey stills, by far the greatest number ever destroyed
by the department in any two-year period. If the stills
destroyed had operated for one year and their products had
been sold, they would have defrauded the state of $29,880,821
in liquor taxes.
The Department arrested 4,275 violators of state beverage
laws, of which number 2,983 were brought to trial, and con-
victions obtained in 2,753 cases. Individual counties received
$263,798 through fines collected from defendants in these
cases.

The Department also confiscated 371 automobiles and
trucks used by bootleggers. These were sold at auction sales,
and the individual counties received $115,411 from such sales.

During the last two months of 1949 and during all of 1950,
the Beverage Department administered and enforced the
new cigaret tax law, and returned to eligible, incorporated
municipalities and counties all cigaret tax monies collected
within their boundaries.

MOTOR VEHICLE DEPARTMENT
The Motor Vehicle Department has been modernized and
its efficiency greatly improved. As a result the Department
now provides the fastest title and lien service in its history
and the normal seasonal backlog of titles has been greatly
minimized.

Eleven field offices have been established over the State.
These offices provide the public faster and more simplified
service in dealing with the Title-Lien Law. Forty-eight (48)
hour title service is provided for new vehicles in each of these
offices. In addition, all other title applications for the coun-
ties served are screened in these offices for correction before
being mailed to Tallahassee. This localized service has greatly
reduced the necessity for correspondence, and minor correc-
tions are made before the applications reach Tallahassee.

A new tag reporting form, which was adopted December 1,
1950, has saved Tax Collectors over the State a great deal
of clerical work, and it enables them to remit license tax
monies to the Department much more quickly. This means
the revenue derived from the sale of license plates reaches
the State Treasurer in a much shorter period of time than
under the old system.

Because of the installation of business machines, title
production has reached 3,000 to 3,500 per day as compared



with 1,000 to 1,500 per day by the old manual methods.



Since January, 1949, the number of motor vehicle em-
ployees has been reduced by 75 persons, and in spite of this
reduction the department has collected the vast amount of
$40,080,609.57 for the calendar years 1949 and 1950, as com-
pared to $32,238,157.09 for the calendar years 1947 and 1948.
The total operating expense of the Department for the cal-
endar years 1949 and 1950 was $3,087,325.36, of which amount
$1,868,949.55, or 60%, was accounted for in fees paid for title
and lien services by motor vehicle owners and industry.
FLORIDA INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
The State Employment Service, a division of the Florida
Industrial Commission, during 1949 and 1950 found employ-
ment for 424,229 persons.
The Unemployment Compensation Division of the Florida
Industrial Commission administered 1,290,815 unemployment
compensation payments amounting to $18,832,650. The bal-
ance in the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund at
the end of 1950 was $73,199,038 as compared to $71,437,894 at
the end of 1949.
The Workmen's Compensation Division of the Florida In-
dustrial Commission supervised payment of $10,672,664.68 to
persons who were injured on the job.
A total of 67,820 firms complied with the provisions of
Workmen's Compensation Law.
Practically no plant inspection was carried on during 1949,
due to lack of qualified inspectors, but during 1950, 2,560
inspections were made, and 4,507 safety inspections were
made.
The 10-Hour Safety Course initiated in June, 1949, now has
a total of 1,340 graduates from 64 classes.
Inspectors of the Florida Industrial Commission were the
first in the South and third in the United States to qualify
under the 150-hour Safety Course taught by the United
States Department of Labor. Each inspector who took the
course is qualified to teach industrial safety, and also is
qualified under the Merit System.

The Workmen's Compensation Division also supervised the
Child Labor Law, Private Employment Agency Law and the
Elevator Law.
The Florida Apprenticeship Council supplied to industry
739 graduate apprentices.

STATE HOTEL COMMISSION
During the first two years of this administration the State
Hotel Commission held two annual training schools for Hotel
Commission inspectors and supervisors, which were designed
to keep inspectors and supervisors informed of the latest
developments in the hotel and restaurant business, as well
as train them to the maximum in hotel and safety measures.

The Hotel Commission was co-sponsor of two tours of
Florida given to northern travel editors, which resulted
in favorable national publicity for Florida and the Hotel
Commission.

In cooperation with the Department of Agriculture, the
Hotel Commission published, at no cost to the taxpayers, a
booklet entitled "Florida." This booklet is being widely dis-
tributed, at no cost to the taxpayers, by a number of busi-
ness organizations, through which Florida is receiving very
valuable advertising.

The Hotel Commission apprehended about 1,200 violators
of regulations pertaining to unsafe gas heaters. The number
of deaths in lodging places supervised by the Commission
was reduced from 26 in the winter season of 1949-1950 to 3
during the winter season of 1950-1951.

STATE BOARD OF CONSERVATION
Through an enabling act passed by the 1949 Legislature,
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Fisheries Commissions and is deriving benefits from these
memberships.
Eleven new vessels have been added to the State Conserva-
tion Fleet in the Gulf and the Atlantic. These vessels are
larger, of greater speed, and more seaworthy than those for-
merly used, and increased the size of the fleet from 7 to 18.
A program of scientific and biological investigations was
inaugurated for the purpose of obtaining a more compre-
hensive basis on which to make regulations covering the
sponge industry and the shrimp industry, to determine more
fully the commercial use of Florida seaweeds, and to .stop,
netting on the west coast.
A division of oyster culture has been set up to repropagate
Florida's almost depleted oyster beds and thus revive a
million-dollar industry for the State.
For the first time in the history of the department, all laws
pertaining to salt water fisheries were compiled, published
in booklet form, and distributed to wholesale seafood dealers,
County Judges, Prosecuting Attorneys and sportsmen's clubs.
FLOOD CONTROL
The long-range project for flood control and water con-
servation in Florida is now in its second year of construc-
tion as a result of appropriations made by the 1949 Legisla-
ture and the Federal government. The State has now acquired
approximately 93% of the conservation area land at an aver-
age cost of approximately $1.18 per acre. The Flood Control
District initiated a soil survey of the Kissimmee-Upper St.
Johns area, with the cooperation of the U. S. Department of
Agriculture, and the mapping of the same area has been
essentially completed. The project promises to provide a firm
foundation for Florida agriculture for many generations to
come.
PUBLIC HEALTH
Florida's State Board of Health, in the past two years, has
made life healthier, happier and longer in Florida.
County health units are now established in 64 counties,
with two in process of organization, which will then leave
only one of Florida's 67 counties without a health unit. Six new
mental hygiene and child guidance clinics have been estab-
lished, and the school nutrition program has been greatly
enlarged. Infant and maternal death rates have been low-
ered, and a program of aid to children with defective hear-
ing has been started.
In cooperation with private industry, the State Board of
Health has made numerous investigations and recommenda-
tions as to elimination of stream pollution, and many new
sewage disposal plants are being constructed in the State.
CIVIL DEFENSE
Florida was the third state in the Union to set up a civil
defense system. It is under the direction of a very able retired
Army officer, Colonel R. G. Howie. Civil defense units have
been organized in each of Florida's 67 counties. About 25,000
citizens already have enlisted for active service in Florida's
civil defense organization.
The excellence of the State's civil defense system was shown
a few weeks ago when the Freedom Foundation at Valley
Forge, Pa., awarded a citation to Florida for having the best
civil defense program and plans in the entire United States.
RECOMMENDATIONS
HIGHWAY SAFETY
One of the most difficult of all the problems which beset
the State is safety on its streets and highways. For a while,
people were being killed or injured at a terrifying rate in
motor collisions. Your state government took strenuous stens



to stop the mass slaughter of motorists. In July, 1950, the
Cabinet and I organized the Governor's Highway Safety Con-
ference. In September, 1950, the Governor's Highway Safety
Conference was merged into the Citizen's Safety Council and
began functioning. The Highway Patrol intensified its efforts
to enforce traffic laws. Other groups and agencies cooperated.
We have made encouraging progress toward making the streets



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Therefore, I recommend that this Legislature enact appro-
priate legislation to control prices during this emergency.
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and highways of Florida less dangerous. During the first six
months of 1950, 452 persons were killed in motor vehicle
wrecks in Florida. During the second six months of 1950, when
all of these agencies were waging a determined campaign to
cut down highway deaths, 413 persons died in traffic collisions.
Thus, 39 fewer people were killed in this manner during the
last six months than during the first six months of 1950.
In order to better appreciate what progress has been made,
let us consider the traffic death toll in 1949. In the first
six months of 1949, 283 persons died in traffic accidents, and
during the last six months of 1949, 401 met death in the same
manner.
To show even more clearly the progress that has been made
in reducing highway deaths, let me point out that during the
first six months of 1950, 169 more persons were killed in traffic
accidents than during the first six months of 1949, but that
during the second six months of 1950, only 12 more persons
were killed in traffic accidents than during the second six
months of 1949.
I recommend legislation to implement the efforts now being
made to bring about safety on our streets and highways.
TRAFFIC VIOLATORS
I recommend more stringent laws against traffic violators
and especially against drunken drivers.
LAW ENFORCEMENT
Law enforcement in Florida is excellent. F. B. I. reports show
that Florida's crime rate is among the lowest of the 48 states.
Prior to 1949, illegal gambling had openly operated in Florida
for more than 50 years. All open illegal gambling and most
sneak gambling have been suppressed in this State. To make
law enforcement even more effective, I recommend legislation
implementing the criminal laws of this State.
PRICE CONTROL
Steadily rising prices are making it very difficult for many
Florida families to purchase the necessities of life. This critical
condition was well and accurately described by the Dean of
Florida Congressional Delegation, Honorable Robert L. F.
Sikes, when he recently said to the national House of Repre-
sentatives, and I quote:
"Mr. Speaker, we are all against inflation, but nothing effec-
tive is being done about it. Now let us quit kidding ourselves.
We have got inflation, and instead of the vigorous use of
existing machinery to stop it, we seem to be using that machin-
ery to guarantee continued price increases. We have not frozen
prices. We have frozen inflation.
"If the people in Economic Stabilization need to have their
nerves steeled in order to properly do their job, I suggest that
they get out and talk to the people, the housewives who see
prices going up, up, up; the wage earners who try week after
week to stretch their incomes to cover bare necessities; those
in the fixed-income brackets who are falling behind with their
bills a little more each month."
This condition was alarmingly emphasized by the recent
action of members of a Woman's Club in Dade County in re-
fusing to purchase meat at the current exorbitant prices. Price
control is primarily the function of the federal government,
but I know of no sound reason why our state government
should not deal with this problem that threatens economic
ruin to the people of Florida. The right to control prices would
seem to be an attribute of sovereignty. The general welfare of
the people is the primary concern of government, and the un-
conscionably high cost of food certainly affects the welfare of
the people most vitally.
Inflated prices are producing fortunes for a few and mis-
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and every part of the State, but it will primarily and directly
benefit real estate. Since real estate will receive so large a
share of the benefits of flood control, it seems only fair and
right that real estate owners should bear a proportionate
share of the cost of flood control.
Therefore, I recommend that the Legislature submit a pro-
posed Constitutional amendment providing that all real estate,
except that now exempt from taxation by the homestead ex-
emption amendment to the Constitution, and real estate owned
by charitable, religious and educational institutions and now
exempt from taxation by the Constitution, be taxed not exceed-
ing 2 mills per year, for a period of ten years, the proceeds to
be used wholly and exclusively for flood control.
Nothing could be fairer and more democratic than thus to
let the people themselves decide this momentous issue which so
vitally affects all of Florida. I believe your confidence in the
ability of the people to make right decisions at the polls will
cause you to let them decide this question in this democratic
manner.
VETERANS
As Governor, as a veteran of World War II, and as a citi-
zen, I am deeply interested in the welfare of our veterans. The
State should do everything within its power to show apprecia-
tion of the sacrifices which they made, but war and its after
effects are the chief responsibility of the federal government.
The states should not undertake to relieve the national gov-
ernment of its obligations. Rather, we should seek ways and
means of cooperating with the federal government and insist
that the Congress make proper provisions for the men and
women who answered the call of duty and served in the armed
forces.

There are only 1,220 beds in Florida available for our 301,000
state veterans, which gives Florida fewer of these facilities per
veteran than almost any other state. In addition, each year
75,000 to 100,000 out-of-state veterans either come or are
sent by their doctors or the Veterans Administration to seek
health in our sunshine and salubrious climate. These veterans,
almost without exception, use the meager and inadequate vet-
erans' hospitals and clinical facilities which are located here.
The importance of a mental hospital for veterans is made
further evident by the fact that there are many veteran men-
tal cases in Chattahoochee and in the jails of our State being
cared for at state or local expense, when they should be cared
for in federal institutions and at federal cost. Further evi-
dence of this need is made manifest by the almost daily ac-
counts which we see in the papers of the veterans suffering
from the ravages of war, emotionally and mentally upset,
harming themselves or society.
I recommend that you immediately memorialize Congress
to make these aforementioned hospitals and clinical facilities
available.
EXEMPTION OF MOTION PICTURE STUDIOS
Recently Florida has richly benefited from the making of
motion pictures in this State. Millions of dollars of movie
money have been spent here in filming several major pictures.
Discussions I have had with motion picture producers in Cali-
fornia cause me to believe Florida could ultimately become the
site for the making of many motion pictures. The 1933 session
of the Florida Legislature, by House Joint Resolution 1441,
submitted a proposed Constitutional amendment exempting mo-
tion picture studios from taxation, which was adopted by' the
people of Florida at the general election of 1934. That amend-
ment expired in 1948.
I recommend that this Legislature submit a similar Con-
stitutional amendment to the people of Florida.

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
I recommend that the Unemployment Compensation Law
be amended so as to provide benefits for persons unemployed
by reason of sickness.



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I know from personal experience that any involuntary unem-



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Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser



Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Campbell



Carlton
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Cramer
Darby



David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
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ployment is very distressing, but I know of no unemployment
more distressing than that caused by sickness.
REAL ESTATE VALUATION
I recommend a law requiring that when real property is
sold, if there be any difference between the sale price and
its assessed valuation by the County Tax Assessor, the seller
be required to pay local taxes on a valuation equal to the sale
price.
UNCLAIMED BANK DEPOSITS
It is believed millions of dollars in unclaimed bank deposits
are in banks doing business in Florida. A number of states al-
ready have passed laws providing that unclaimed and aban-
doned bank deposits shall escheat to the State and be deposited
in the State Treasury.
I recommend that the Legislature pass such a law.
CENTRAL PURCHASING AGENCY
I recommend that the Legislature enact a law creating a
central purchasing agency.
CIVIL SERVICE LAW
I recommend that the Legislature enact a Civil Service law,
with emphasis on protection of state employees from political
pressure and coercion.

STUDY OF DEMOCRACY
It was never more necessary for the young people of Florida
and of the United States to be taught the principles of de-
mocracy. The principles of government proclaimed in the
Declaration of Independence and established by the Consti-
tution of the United States should be taught in every high
school. I therefore recommend enactment of legislation making
it mandatory for high schools to teach the principles of de-
mocracy as a part of American history courses.

WELFARE ASSISTANCE
I recommend assistance for aged, dependent and blind citi-
zens in amounts sufficient to provide the necessities of life.
CONCLUSION
This Legislature is part of a parliamentary system of gov-
ernment that began in 1295, when Edward I of England sum-
moned the first Parliament to convene at Westminster on
November 27th of that year. For more than 700 years the
parliamentary system has grown stronger and more representa-
tive of the will and wishes of the people. It has come to be
the shield and palladium of the people's liberties. The legisla-
tive branch of government has come to be the true, authentic
voice of the people. During my 25 years of active participation
in the public life of Florida, the Legislature has steadily grown
in stature. Several sessions of the Florida Legislature have
rendered incalculable and enduring service to the people of
this State. I am confident Florida will be an even greater
State when this session has completed its service.
The President of the Senate in the Chair.
Senator Gautier moved that the joint assembly be now
dissolved, and the Senate resume its session in the Senate
Chamber.
The motion was agreed to and the Senate retired to the
Senate Chamber.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:20 P. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:













Getzen
Griner
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Henderson
Hendry
Inman
Jacobs
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Kirkland
Lancaster
MacWilliam
Mathis



McAlpin Payne Smith, M. B.
McFarland.E.B Pearce Smith, S. C.
McFarlin, J.L. Peeples Stewart
McKendree Phillips Summers
McKenzie Pittman Surles
McLaren Putnal Sweeny
Melvin Roberts rapper
Merchant Rood Tate
Mitts Rowell Turlington
Moody ai'rnders,D.H. Usina
Morgan Saunders, S. D. Watson
Murray Shaffer Webb
Nesmith Shepperd Whitlock
Okell Simpson Williams, F.
Papy Smith, Claude Williams, V. A.
Patton Smith, Lisle W.



A quorum present.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
standing committees:
AGRICULTURE
Richard H. Simpson, Chairman; Doyle E. Conner, Vice
Chairman; W. E. Whitlock, Francis Williams, S. D. Saunders,
D. H. Hammons, W. M. Inman, H. L. Chambers, James S.
Moody, Harvie J. Belser, Hugh Dukes, Homer T. Putnal. Irlo
Bronson, B. E. Shaffer, D. H. Saunders, M. B. Smith, Joseph C.
Jacobs, Jeff Webb, C. A. Roberts.
APPROPRIATIONS
Fletcher Morgan, Chairman; James A. Haley, Vice Chair-
man; Dante B. Fascell, S. C. Smith, K. Griner, J. H. Peeples,
Jr., Alex MacWilliam, J. A. Boyd, John Ward Henderson, Glenn
Summers, Joe Bill Rood, C. Farris Bryant, Ferrin C. Campbell,
John Bollinger, Perry Murray, Gus Dekle, Thomas T. Cobb.
AVIATION
Charles O. Andrews, Jr., Chairman; Dante B. Fascell, Vice
Chairman; Frank B. Watson, Jr., Davis Atkinson, J. C. Getzen,
Jr., Jeff Webb.
BANKS & LOANS
Lisle W. Smith, Chairman; John L. McFarlin, Jr., Vice
Chairman; George S. Okell, H. T. Cook, Elbert Stewart, James
S. Moody, Homer T. Putnal, John Ward Henderson, J. Ben
Fuqua, Bernice C. Papy, W. J. Hendry, Irlo Bronson, Brooks
E. Payne.
BUILDING & LOAN ASSOCIATIONS
Joe Bill Rood, Chairman; Willard Ayres, Vice Chairman;
D. C. Jones, W. M. Inman, Frank B. Watson, Jr., Charles 0.
Andrews, Jr., J. C. Getzen, Jr.
CENSUS & APPORTIONMENT
F. Charles Usina, Chairman; Robert L. Floyd, Vice Chair-
man; Ted David, Webb C. Jernigan, J. H. Peeples, Jr., John
Ward Henderson, C. Farris Bryant, Bernie C. Papy, Roy Surles,
James A. Haley, Gus Dekle.
CITIES & TOWNS
O. L. Burton, Chairman; C. E. Duncan, Vice Chairman; W.
E. Whitlock, Wm. G. Akridge, Ted David, Francis Williams,
Robert L. Floyd, S. C. Smith, Claude Smith, E. B. McFarland,
Francis St. C. Pittman, John L. McFarlin, Jr., Richard H.
Simpson, Marvin H. Rowell, James A. Haley, Joseph C. Jacobs.
CITRUS FRUITS
Perry Murray, Chairman; D. H. Saunders, Vice Chairman;
Ralph Turlington, O. L. Burton, Francis Williams, S. C. Smith,
H. L. Chambers, Travis Phillips, Edna Pearce, James Moody,
Alex Mac William, C. E. Duncan, Frank B. Watson, Jr., Joe Bill
Rood, Willard Ayres, Charles O. Andrews, Jr., Brooks E. Payne,
B. E. Shaffer, Thomas B. Dowda, J. C. Getzen, Jr., Thomas T.
Cobb.
CLAIMS & STATE PENSIONS
Webb C. Jernigan, Chairman; Hugh Dukes, Vice Chairman;
B. G. Patton, Fletcher Morgan, Tom J. Johnson, Jr., Homer T.
Putnal, Edward R. Kirkland.
COMMERCE & RECIPROCAL TRADE
W. J. Hendry, Chairman; Bill Hammons, Vice Chairman; E.
B. McFarland, D. P. McKenzie, Brooks E. Payne, J. D. Tate,
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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Thomas D. Beasley, Chairman; Frank B. Watson, Jr., Vice
Chairman; Ted Daivd, D. C. Jones, Robert L. Floyd, Mabry
Carlton, James S. Moody, John Ward Henderson, Glenn
Summers, C. Farris Bryant, John Bollinger, Roy Surles,
Thomas B. Dowda, Woodrow M. Melvin, Volie A. Williams, Jr.,
Thomas T. Cobb.
COUNTY OFFICIALS & COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS
J. Ben Fuqua, Chairman; S. C. Smith, Vice Chairman; Bill
Akridge, Ted David, Mabry Carlton, A. Morley Darby, James
S. Moody, Harvie J. Belser, Homer T. Putnal, Frank B. Watson,
Jr., Davis Atkinson, D. P. McKenzie, J. D. Tate.
DRAINAGE & WATER CONSERVATION
Irlo Bronson, Chairman; John Burwell, Vice Chairman; O.
L. Burton, J. H. Peeples, Jr., Elbert L. Stewart, Alex Mac-
William, Hugh Dukes, W. J. Hendry, John Bollinger, B. E.
Shaffer, D. H. Saunders, M. B. Smith.
EDUCATION A
Roy Surles, Chairman; George Nesmith, Vice Chairman;
Thomas D .Beasley, James A. Haley, Wm. C. Cramer, Marvin
H. Rowell, Joe Bill Rood, Davis Atkinson, Fletcher Morgan,
K. Griner, Dante B. Fascell, D. C. Jones, John S. Burwell,
O. L. Burton, Grady W. Courtney, B. R. Burnsed, Ralph Turl-
ington.
EDUCATION B
Glenn Summers, Chairman; John Hathaway, Vice Chair-
man; W. E. Whitlock, Wilson L. Bailey, Webb C. Jernigan,
E. B. McFarland, Francis St. C. Pittman, Harvie J. Belser,
Richard H. Simpson, J. A. Boyd, Willard Ayres, Edward R.
Kirkland, D. H. Saunders, Woodrow M. Melvin, M. B. Smith,
Volie Williams, Jr., Joseph C. Jacobs, Jeff Webb.
ELECTIONS
George C. Tapper, Chairman; Volie A. Williams, Jr., Vice
Chairman; Charles E. Shepperd, C. E. Duncan, Francis St. C.
Pittman, Edna Pearce, S. D, Saunders, Doyle E. Connor.
ENROLLED BILLS
Thomas D. Beasley, Chairman; C. Farris Bryant, Vice Chair-
man; Perry E. Murray.
ENGROSSED BILLS
Richard H. Simpson, Chairman; George Nesmith, Vice
Chairman; Perry E. Murray.
FINANCE & TAXATION
Elbert L. Stewart, Chairman; James Sweeny, Jr., Vice
Chairman; Thomas D. Beasley, J. C. Getzen, Jr., J. D. Tate,
Charles E. Shepperd, Lisle Smith, L. A. McKendree, Bernie
C. Papy, Frank B. Watson, Jr., Richard H. Simpson, John L.
McFarlin, Jr., J. W. McAlpin, Howell E. Lancaster, H. T.
Cook, A. Morley Darby, Robert L. Floyd, John S. Burwell,
Joseph I. Mathis.
FISH & GAME
S. Travis Phillips, Chairman; J. A. Boyd, Vice Chairman;
Joseph I. Mathis, D. C. Jones, J. H. Peeples, Jr., Glenn
Summers, Brooks E. Payne, Win. C. Cramer, Woodrow M.
Melvin, J. D. Tate.
FORESTRY, LUMBER & NAVAL STORES
D. H. Saunders, Chairman; S. D. Saunders, Vice Chair-
man; W. E. Whitlock, B. R. Burnsed, Wilson L. Bailey, K.
Griner, H. T. Cook, E. B. McFarland, Howell E. Lancaster,
J. W. McAlpin, Hugh Dukes, John L. McFarlin, Jr., D. P.
McKenzie, Irlo Bronson, Gus Dekle, C. A. Roberts.
HOTELS AND INNKEEPERS
Mabry Carlton, Chairman; Ted David, Vice Chairman;
Dante Fascell, J. W. McAlpine, Tom J. Johnson, Jr., C. E.
Duncan, Wm. C. Cramer.
INSURANCE
K. Griner, Chairman; Francis St. C. Pittman, Vice Chair-
man; John Hathaway, George Okell, Claude Smith, Jr., H. T.
Cook, Howell E. Lancaster, Elbert L. Stewart, T. C. Merchant,
Jr., Gus Dekle, Thomas T. Cobb.
JUDICIARY A
George S. Okell, Chairman; D. C. Jones, Vice Chairman;



Mabry Carlton, James S. Moody, John Ward Henderson,



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Glenn Summers, J. Ben Fuqua, C. Farris Bryant, Charles
O. Andrews, Jr., Roy Surles, Thomas D. Beasley, James
Sweeney, J. C. Getzen, Jr., Thomas B. Dowda.
JUDICIARY B
Joseph I. Mathis, Chairman; Woodrow M. Melvin, Vice
Chairman; Perry E. Murray, John Bollinger, A. Morley Darby,
Ted David.
JUDICIARY C
B. R. Burnsed, Chairman; Harvie J. Belser, Vice Chair-
man; Wm. G. Akridge, Dante B. Fascell, Robert L. Floyd,
Claude Smith, Tom J. Johnson, Jr., C. E. Duncan, Frank B.
Watson, Jr., Willard Ayres, Ferrin C. Campbell, Edward R.
Kirkland, Wm. C. Cramer, Volie A. Williams, Jr., Joseph C.
Jacobs, Thomas T. Cobb.
LABOR
T. C. Merchant, Jr., Chairman, J. C. Getzen, Jr., Vice Chair-
man; C. A. Roberts, Volie A. Williams, Jr., Donald C. McLaren,
D. P. McKenzie, John L. McFarlin, Harvie J. Belser, J. H. Pee-
ples, Jr., Mabry Carlton, George S. Okell, Wilson L. Bailey.
LEGISLATIVE EXPENSE
John Ward Henderson, Chairman: George C. Tapper, Vice
Chairman; B. R. Burnsed, B. G. Patton, T. C. Merchant, Jr.,
Charles E. Shepperd, Woodrow M. Melvin.
LIVESTOCK
J. H. Peeples, Chairman; Marvin Rowell, Vice Chairman;
C. A. Roberts, Joseph C. Jacobs, Brooks E. Payne, Irlo Bron-
son, T. C. Merchant, Jr., Glenn Summers, Davis Atkinson,
Homer T. Putnal, Hugh Dukes, Edna Pearce, Elbert Stew-
art, J. W. McAlpine, E. B. McFarland, S. C. Smith, D. H.
Hammons, S. D. Saunders, John S. Burwell, Wm. G. Akridge.
MOTOR VEHICLES & CARRIERS
L. A. McKendree, Chairman; A. Morley Darby, Vice Chair-
man; W. E. Whitlock, George Okell, K. Griner, B. G. Patton,
Wm. M. Inman, John L. McFarlin, Jr., J. A. Boyd, J. Ben
Fuqua, Gus Dekle.
MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS
B. G. Patton, Chairman; W. E. Whitlock, Vice Chairman;
B. R. Burnsed, Wm. G. Akridge, John Hathaway, Francis
Williams, S. C. Smith, George C. Tapper, Edward R. Kirk-
land, Lisle Smith, J. D. Tate, Volie Williams, Jr.
OILS
W. E. Whitlock, Chairman; Jeff Webb, Vice Chairman;
Doyle E. Connor, D. C. Jones, Robert L. Floyd, B. G. Patton,
Francis St. C. Pittman, D. P. McKenzie, Charles Andrews, Jr.,
Donald C. McLaren.
PERSONNEL
J. W. McAlpine, Chairman; Davis Atkinson, Vice Chair-
man; Richard H. Simpson, Homer T. Putnal, Wilson L. Bailey.
PHOSPHATES & MINERALS
C. Farris Bryant, Chairman; Tom J. Johnson, Jr., Vice
Chairman; J. L. Chambers, D. P. McKenzie, Brooks E. Payne,
B. E. Shaffer, Lisle Smith.
PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS
Alex MacWilliam, Chairman; F. Charles Usina, Vice Chair-
man; James Sweeny, Jr., Ferrin C. Campbell, Francis St. C.
Pittman, Elbert L. Stewart, J. H. Peeples, Jr., Howell Lan-
caster, H. T. Cook, Webb Jernigan, George Okell, John S.
Burwell, Berney C. Papy, M. B. Smith.
PUBLIC HEALTH
Grady W. Courtney, Chairman; C. A. Roberts, Vice Chair-
man; James Sweeny, Jr., Thomas D. Beasley, J. C. Getzen,
Jr., Woodrow M. Melvin, D. H. Saunders, L. A. McKendree,
Marvin H. Rowell, T. C. Merchant, Jr., S. Travis Phillips,
Howell Lancaster, Webb C. Jernigan, Mabry Carlton, D. H.
Hammons, O. L. Burton, Doyle E. Connor.
PUBLIC LANDS
A. Morley Darby, Chairman; H. L. Chambers, Vice Chair-
man; S. C. Smith, Edward R. Kirkland, James A. Haley, Gus
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Howell E. Lancaster, Chairman; W. M. Inman, Vice Chair-
man; John S. Burwell, John Hathaway, S. D. Saunders, K.
Griner, Claude Smith, A. Morley Darby, Alex MacWilliam,
Bernie C. Papy, W. J. Hendry, F. Charles Usina, M. B. Smith,
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PUBLIC PRINTING
Ted David, Chairman; Charles Shepperd, Vice Chairman;
Donald C. McLaren, Joe Bill Rood, T. C. Merchant, Jr.
PUBLIC ROADS & HIGHWAYS
Gus Dekle, Chairman; K. Griner, Vice Chairman; Joseph
I. Mathis, O. L. Burton, John S. Burwell, George Okell, Webb
C. Jernigan, J. H. Peeples, Jr., George Tapper, Edna Pearce,
Alex MacWilliam, John L. McFarlin, Jr., J. Ben Fuqua. Bernie
C. Papy, D. H. Saunders, M. B. Smith, J. C. Getzen, Jr.
PUBLIC UTILITIES
James S. Sweeny, Jr., Chairman; J. D. Tate, Vice Chair-
man; W. J. Hendry, L. A. McKendree, Elbert Stewart, B. G.
Patton, John M. Hathaway, Ted David.
PUBLIC WELFARE
James A. Haley, Chairman; Joe Bill Rood, Vice Chairman;
Perry Murray, Wm. C. Cramer, John Bollinger, Glenn Sum-
mers, Frank B. Watson, Jr., James S. Moody, B. G. Patton,
S. C. Smith, John Hathaway.
RAILROADS, TELEGRAPH, & TELEPHONES
H. T. Cook, Chairman; Claude Smith, Jr., Vice Chairman;
George Tapper, S. Travis Phillips, T. C. Merchant, Jr., J. Ben
Fuqua, Bernie C. Papy, L. A. McKendree, W. J. Hendry.
RESOLUTIONS
James Moody, Chairman; Ralph Turlington, Vice Chair-
man; Dante B. Fascell, Claude Smith, Morley Darby, Charles
E. Shepperd, James A. Haley.
RULES & CALENDAR
John Bollinger, Chairman; George Okell, Vice Chairman;
Thomas D. Beasley, George Nesmith, James Sweeny, Jr., Gus
Dekle, James A. Haley, Woodrow M. Melvin, Perry Murray,
C. Farris Bryant, J. Ben Fuqua, Alex MacWilliam, Elbert
Stewart, H. T. Cook, Webb Jernigan, Fletcher Morgan, Grady
Courtney, John S. Burwell.
SALT WATER FISHERIES
Bernie C. Papy, Chairman; Ferrin C. Campbell, Vice Chair-
man; George Nesmith, Gus Dekle, F. Charles Usina, Donald
C. McLaren, D. P. McKenzie, Earnest Mitts, B. G. Patton,
Francis Williams, John Hathaway, Wm. G. Akridge, Joseph I.
Mathis.
SOCIAL SECURITY
Thomas T. Cobb, Chairman; Edward R. Kirkland, Vice
Chairman; Jeff Webb, George Nesmith, Irlo Bronson, Ferrin
C. Campbell, Marvin H. Rowell, Edna Pearce, B. G. Patton,
S. C. Smith, D. C. Jones, Doyle E. Connor, Ralph Turlington.
STATE INSTITUTIONS
John S. Burwell, Chairman; Joseph C. Jacobs, Vice Chair-
man; Gus Dekle, F. Charles Usina, Lisle Smith, Donald C.
McLaren, John Bollinger, J. Ben Fuqua, J. A. Boyd, James S.
Moody, S. C. Smith, Howell E. Lancaster, Doyle E. Connor.
STATE MARKETING
M. B. Smith, Chairman; B. E. Shaffer, Vice Chairman;
J. D. Tate, Joe Bill Rood, J. A. Boyd, Harvie J. Belser, W. M.
Inman, D. H. Hammons.
STATE PRISONS & CONVICTS
George Nesmith, Chairman; Earnest Mitts, Vice Chairman;
Volie Williams, Jr., Marvin H. Rowell, C. Farris Bryant, T. C.
Merchant, Jr., W. M. Inman, B. R. Burnsed.
STATE PUBLICITY
Charles E. Shepperd, Chairman; Francis Williams, Vice
Chairman; Dante B. Fascell, Fletcher Morgan, H. L. Chambers.
STATUTORY REVISIONS
Woodrow M. Melvin, Chairman; John Ward Henderson, Vice
Chairman; Robert L. Floyd, Mabry Carlton, Tom J. Johnson,
Roy Surles.
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WOMEN'S RIGHTS
Edna Pearce, Chairman; Wilson L. Bailey, Vice Chairman;
Robert L. Floyd, S. Travis Phillips, Homer T. Putnal, Ernest
Mitts, Willard Ayres.
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Thomas B. Dowda, Chairman; Ralph Turlington, Grady
Courtney, Dante Fascell, Fletcher Morgan, Tom J. Johnson,
Richard H. Simpson, Frank B. Watson, Jr., Chas. O. Andrews,
Jr., Brooks E. Payne, Roy Surles.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Speaker announced that he had appointed the Reverend
John Pendleton Gaines as Chaplain.
COMMUNICATIONS
OFFICE OF THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL
STATE OF FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE
April 3, 1951
Honorable B. Elliott
Speaker
House of Representatives
Capitol Building
Tallahassee, Florida
Dear Mr. Speaker:
I am transmitting herewith a copy of my report to the
Governor as provided by Section 13, Article V, of the State
Constitution, for the information of the House.
Respectfully submitted,
RICHARD W. ERVIN,
Attorney General
Mr. Williams of Seminole moved that the report from the
Attorney General be spread upon the Journal.
The motion was agreed to.
The report reads as follows:
ATTORNEY GENERAL
To: His Excellency,
Honorable Fuller Warren,
Governor of Florida:
Sir:
In compliance with Section 13, Article V, of the State Con-
stitution, which directs that the Attorney General receive the
report of the circuit judges required by said section and report
to the Legislature such legislation as he may deem advisable,
and with Section 27, Article IV, of the State Constitution,
which directs that each officer of the Executive Department
make full report to the Governor of his official acts, the
receipts and expenditures of his office and the requirements of
the same, and with Section 16.05, Florida Statutes, which
directs the Attorney General to make a written report to the
Governor concerning the effect and operation of the acts of
the last previous session of the Legislature (being the 1949
regular and extraordinary sessions), and the court decisions
thereon, with such suggestions as within the opinion of the
Attorney General the public interest may demand, I have the
honor to report to your Excellency as follows:
RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CIRCUIT JUDGES
In keeping with the Constitution and as required, I called
a meeting of the circuit judges of Florida, in Jacksonville, on
February 2, 1951, to receive a report and a recommendation
from them relative to the improvement of the laws of Florida
and the business of the circuit courts. A number of recom-
mendations have been made by the circuit judges, which I call
to your attention, and urge the Legislature to carefully con-
sider. Many of these are remedial, would be of decided benefit
to the enforcement of law, and I am glad to list said recom-
mendations of the circuit judges, as follows:



1. An act providing that first offenders may be committed
directly to the Apalachee Correctional Institution by circuit



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or criminal court judges, in the event the proposed juvenile
court legislation does not properly carry that authority.
2. An act providing that jurors in all courts be compensated
at the rate of $5.00 per day, and five cents per mile for each
mile actually and necessarily traveled to and from their homes
to the courthouse while serving as jurors.
3. An act providing for more particularity in proceedings
for the change of name.
4. An act providing that a full pardon to one convicted of
perjury shall automatically return all rights and privileges of
citizenship, including the right to testify in court.
5. An act providing in cases for damages for property or
personal injury, and, where such damages are insured against
by an insurance company, to make such insurance company a
party defendant in the action.
6. An act providing that any conviction of felony in a Florida
court, or any other state or federal court where such conviction
is a felony under the laws of Florida, will disqaulify such
person for jury service.
7. An act requiring the clerk of the circuit court to keep
his dockets and records in such shape so that the status of
any case or cases can be easily and quickly determined.
8. An act providing for the sending to the appellate court
the original record in all appeals, and thus obviate the neces-
sity of expenses of preparing a copy of the same.
9. An act authorizing the court to direct jurors to return
special verdicts in cases which warrant the same.
The necessary Bills to make effective the above recom-
mendations have been prepared by this office and submitted
to the Circuit Judges' Conference for review. We understand
the Judges' Conference has made arrangements for introduc-
tion of these Bills.
"ANTI-BOOKIE LAW"
In the role played by the Attorney General in the enforce-
ment of the "Anti-Bookie" Law, several things were brought
to light which should receive the attention, consideration and
action of the Legislature. The majority of these recommenda-
tions appear on pages 62 to 65 of the Interim Report of En-
forcement of the "ANTI-BOOKIE" Law of 1949.
Briefly, these recommendations are to strengthen the "Anti-
Bookie" Law by giving responsible officials having duties to
perform under said law, subpoena powers; by requiring com-
munication companies to exercise reasonable judgment in
furnishing their service to the public and to take reasonable
precaution that their facilities not be used illegally; by pro-
hibiting the printing, etc., of wall charts, tip sheets, scratch
sheets, bookie tickets and other gambling aids; by making it a
crime to transmit racing information from the various race
tracks by any means whatsoever during certain limited times
each racing day; by permitting the Railroad and Public Utili-
ties Commission to monitor communication facilities on certain
occasions after securing a court order for same; by memorial-
izing Congress to enact Federal legislation forbidding the trans-
mission in interstate commerce of racing information that may
be used for gambling purposes.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS-REFORMS
A recent survey made by my office on the duties and the
work of the sheriff's office, and statistics as gathered by the
auditors' reports bring out some illuminating facts which prob-
ably have affected the law enforcement in our state. The sheriff
is the chief law enforcement officer of each county, and while
many other county officials, state agencies and bureaus have
had legislative consideration, the sheriff's office has not had
the support to which it has been entitled, in receiving aid from
the Legislature and the general public in enforcement of the
law.
Statistics from Honorable Bryan Willis, State Auditor, show
that the average compensation of all sheriffs in Florida was
a net compensation in 1948 of $3747.53. Eleven sheriffs re-



received $7500.00 and over; three received $6000.00; ten received
$5000.00; eight received $4000.00; twelve received $3000.00;
eight received less than 1000.00 per year in salary. When the
1927 County Officers Compensation Law, Chapter 145, Florida
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against State and Federal employees. Since 1939 such a tax
has been enforced and no adjustment in the salaries of county
officers has been made by any general law since 1927. These
statistics also show that revenue of the sheriff's office has been
gradually diminishing and that some assistance in the form
of increased fees or added revenues must be provided in order
to better enforce the laws of our state. A number of remedial
suggestions will be forthcoming, and I urge the Legislature to
give favorable consideration to them.
In order that Florida can have more efficient law enforce-
ment, the sheriffs of the several counties should be better
compensated and expense monies provided for purposes of
obtaining evidence, paying for detective services and appre-
hending criminals by employing modern and scientific equip-
ment. The people are demanding better law enforcement and
the responsible, officers should be properly equipped and com-
pensated to render this public service. While I sincerely believe
these measures should be taken, I would likewise recommend
and urge that a constitutional amendment be offered in regard
to removal of a suspended officer, giving the Governor powers
of subpoena and swearing of witnesses, and that his decision
be reviewed by the Supreme Court rather than by the Senate.
Also, it is believed the people by constitutional amendment
should be given the power to recall officials deemed unfit.
It is my recommendation also that study be given to the
desirability of creating a Law Enforcement Commission from
among the duly elected sheriffs and that this commission be
aided by a full time administrative officer to be recommended
by the commission for appointment by the Governor, for the
purpose of strengthening and making uniform law enforce-
ment on the local level. The Federal Courts have found a
similar system has promoted the administration of justice in
the Federal Courts. Such a commission and its administrative
officer could serve a worthwhile purpose in providing the
Executive and Legislative Department with helpful informa-
tion concerning law enforcement, grievances, need for legisla-
tive reforms and the need for disciplinary action in case of
failure of law enforcement in any area. They could also work
closely with civic groups dedicated to the purpose of inspiring
higher standards of moral conduct in public officials.

MUNICIPAL POLICE
Another approach to crime suppression lies in strengthening
municipal police. A general lifting of standards and the hiring
of better qualified men is indicated. Policemen who are ade-
quately paid are more likely to resist the temptation of bribery
than are those who are having trouble earning enough to
support their families. Accordingly, it is recommended that the
Legislature look with favor upon proposed legislation to pro-
vide uniform merit and retirement systems and other standard
raising measures for municipal police.
STATE SENATE CRIME COMMITTEE
The Attorney General urges the favorable consideration of
the program and proposed legislation of this committee com-
posed of Senators Wm. A. Shands, Henry S. Baynard, and
Redmond Bunn Gautier, Jr. This program is a great step
forward in the improvement of state government, particularly
law enforcement in Florida.
JUDICIAL REFORM
For many years the case load in the Supreme Court of
Florida has been increasing at a fairly high ratio. According
to the latest figures and information available, as shown by
recent statistics, the Supreme Court of Florida handles more
cases per year than any other court of last resort in the United
States. I recommend that the legislature, with the cooperation
of the Integrated Bar, devise an amendment to the Constitu-
tion, and submit the same to the people for adoption, that
will provide effective relief to the Supreme Court and its
members, to the end that the general public will receive rapid
adjudications of cases in that court and the speedy relief to
which it is entitled. I also recommend that the salaries of the
members of the Supreme Court be increased probably to a
maximum of $15,000 per year. This figure would not be as great
as that of the State of New York where the Justices of the
Court of Appeals are each paid $28,000 per year, but certainly
would be a salary in keeping with the dignity and importance
of the office and the remuneration would be commensurate
with the case load now imposed upon the court. I further
recommend that the legislature make provision for competent
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This situation has continued over a number of years in spite
of opinions of this office to the effect that the tax should be
collected on all admissions to a race track whether the track
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I further recommend that serious study be given to the
desirability of an administrative officer for the Florida courts,
similar to that in the Federal court system, whose duty will be
to aid the courts in the planning and disposing of their
judicial duties.
In order to further expedite judicial procedure in the several
trial courts of this state, I recommend that the rule making
power of the Supreme Court be extended to all the courts of
the State of Florida. Procedure provisions in the statutes should
be declared, by the legislature, to be rules of court subject to
amendment, revision or repeal by the Supreme Court under
its rule making power. Numerous inferior courts are confused
by the present common law rules of procedure, adopted in 1949
and effective January 1, 1950, which rules were adopted under
statutes authorizing the making of rules for certain courts but
not including other courts. These rules do not apply to county
judge's courts, justice of the peace courts, and other inferior
courts. The Supreme Court should be authorized to extend
existing rules to such inferior courts to adopt separate rules
for them. Although apparently superseded by court rules
there are many procedural statutes remaining upon our statute
books which tend to confuse those having business with such
courts, even many of the legal profession. I recommend that
such statutes either be repealed or that the Supreme Court
be authorized by rule to declare the statutes in conflict with
its rules and to suspend their operation. The legislature,
should it empower the Supreme Court to make rules of pro-
cedure for all courts, might declare such statutes to be rules
of court subject to amendment, suspension or repeal by the
court. A statute providing general rule making power in the
Supreme Court, such rules to be superior to existing procedural
statutes and suspend their operation, would provide for more
exact rule making power and permit the more effective handl-
ing of cases in inferior courts. Moreover, the legislature has
heretofore handed over to the Supreme Court the rule making
power for the Supreme Court, Circuit Courts, Civil Courts of
Record and County Courts, and there appears no reasonable
reason why this rule making power should not be extended to
all other courts. Such rule making power would permit simpli-
fication of lower courts procedure and tend to make uniform
the functions of such courts in this state.
VETERANS' LAWS
I particularly want to call your attention to the remedial
legislation which is being sponsored by the American Legion
Department of Florida, designed to clarify our laws, as to
benefits accruing to veterans participating in the present con-
flict and their dependents. I recommend passage of this pro-
posed legislation.
RACE TRACK TAXES
Taxes on admission to inside enclosures to race tracks;
Section 550.09, Florida Statutes.-
The question of collection of the State tax on admissions to
race tracks in Florida has been a source of controversy for a
number of years.
Section 550.09, Florida Statutes, provides, in part:
". .. In addition to the aforesaid taxes, each person
authorized to conduct race meetings under this chapter
shall collect from each person attending such races fifteen
per cent of the established admission price or the sum of
ten cents from each person attending such race meeting,
whichever sum is the greater, as an admission tax, and said
person shall pay to the state treasurer as ex-officio treas-
urer of the commission the tax hereinabove provided for

All of the horse race tracks and one of the dog race tracks
have collected this tax on admission to clubhouses or reserved
sections for which a charge is made in addition to the charge
for admission to the outside gate of the track. Twelve of the
13 dog tracks, however, have refused to collect a tax on ad-
mission to the clubhouse or inside enclosures. In other words,
they make a nominal charge for admission to the track itself
on which the tax is collected, but make a much higher charge
for admission to the clubhouse, on which no tax is collected.
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opinion dated December 17, 1935 (page 487 Biennial Report);
Attorney General's opinion 049-69, dated February 23, 1949.
It was my suggestion last year to the Racing Commission
and to the attorneys for the dog tracks refusing to pay said
taxes, that the matter be submitted to the 1951 Legislature
for a determination, which suggestion apparently was agreed
to since no further action in the matter has occurred.
Accordingly, it is requested that the Legislature review this
matter and determine whether or not legislation should be
enacted directing the Racing Commission to collect such taxes,
including those which have not been paid in prior years. Also,
it is beileved that it would be advisable to amend Section
550.09 in clear and unmistakable terms so as to indicate whether
or not such taxes are imposed and collected, but without prej-
udice to the legal question of whether or not said Section 550.09
as it now exists imposes such taxes.
In addition, the State Auditor has requested that we bring
to the attention of the Legislature the matter of the admission
tax to jai alai frontons. Apparently the jai alai fronton pays
to the State the tax on admission on the basis of 15 per cent
of the total admissions rather than on the basis of 10 cents for
each admission, which is the basis on which the tax is actually
collected by the fronton from the individual customer. This
results in the fronton actually making a profit on the State
taxes it collects. According to the State Auditor, this profit
amounted to $1,958.10 for the racing season 1948-49 and $1,
764.35 for 1949-50. This matter was treated in the State Audi-
tor's Report for the past two years, and the Auditing Depart-
ment suggests that the same be reviewed by the Legislature
for the purpose of determining whether or not appropriate
clarifying legislation is necessary.
PUBLISHING SESSION LAWS
Following the 1949 session of the Legislature, through the
cooperation of the Secretary of State and our office, the gen-
eral session laws were published and distributed for the first
time within the statutory period of sixty days following the
session of the Legislature. The Special Acts of the Legislature
were published five months earlier than they had ever been
published before. All laws were tabulated and pamphlet copies
were distributed, and a summary of all legislative Acts, to-
gether with statutory changes, was distributed among the law-
yers and laymen within two weeks following the close of the
legislative session. It is our purpose to again expedite the pub-
lication and distribution of the Acts of the 1951 Legislature
as soon as conditions will permit.
STATUTORY REVISION
The Legislature of 1949 revised the statutes providing a
continuous revision system for organizing the General Laws
of Florida and publishing them in statute form. Following
the last session of the Legislature the Statutory Revision
Department of my office consolidated all the Statutes as
passed since 1941 and compiled them into a volume of the
Florida Statutes of 1949. Since the enactment of this plan by
the Legislature, the Bar of the State of Florida has been
integrated. At the second annual meeting of the Integrated
Bar, held in West Palm Beach on March 23 and 24, 1951, the
Bar unanimously adopted a resolution commending the Legisla-
ture for its assistance in compiling an up-to-date volume of
the statutory law and recommending that the continuous system
of revision be kept and that my office compile, revise and print
every two years, according to the present law, an up-to-date
volume of the Florida Statutes. It is our plan to publish these
statutes sometimes during the latter part of 1951.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
The Legislature, at its regular session in 1949, proposed
five amendments to the Florida Constitution, each of which
was adopted at the general election in 1950.
1. Section 16, Article III, was amended so as to permit the
amendments of statutes by setting out a statute as amended,
an act as amended, or a paragraph as amended. The provision
for setting out a paragraph as amended was added. We know
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ties having a population in excess of 250,000. This section
seems to require legislation to make it effective. In case legis-
lation should be adopted in this connection, there are problems
that should be kept in mind, such as compensation, fees, as-
signment of work, etc., which problems should be settled by the
Legislature.
3. Section 50 (erroneously numbered 48 by the Legislature)
was added to Article V, which section authorizes the creation
and establishment of juvenile courts and defines their powers,
jurisdiction and authority. Legislation appears to be necessary
to make effective this provision of the Constitution.
4. Section 51 (erroneously numbered 48 by the Legislature)
was added to Article V, which section establishes a Sixteenth
Judicial Circuit in Florida consisting of Monroe County. We
know of no problems in connection with this amendment.
5. Section 5, Article VII, was amended, and as amended,
dispenses with state census, but adopts each federal census
as a state census and makes the same applicable to population
acts, unless otherwise provided by the Legislature. In connec-
tion with this amendment there have been presented many
problems in connection with the so-called population acts.
These problems usually arise in connection with the applica-
tion of such acts to particular counties and especially with the
date upon which such acts become effective in those counties.
It is my recommendation that the Legislature should by gen-
eral act make specific provision as to when such acts become
effective as to counties growing into their population bracket
under successive federal censuses. It is my suggestion that pro-
vision be made making said acts effective on July 1, of the
year following the taking of the census. Under such a pro-
vision, a session of the Legislature would intervene between
the taking of the census and its application thereunder. A Leg-
islature intervening would permit the enactment of necessary
laws to control undesired application of said acts.

1949 ACTS AND COURT DECISIONS
The Legislature at its regular and extraordinary sessions
enacted many laws of public interest, some of which have
been before the courts for construction. Specific attention is
called to the following of said acts:
1. Chapter 25015 directed that the Board of County Com-
missioners of Bay County pay to the municipalities of Panama
City and Lynn Haven certain portions of the money allocated
to the county from excise taxes on the operation of pari-mutuel
pools. The constitutionality of this act was involved in the
case of City of Lynn Haven v. Bay County, Fla., 47 So. 2d, 844,
in which case the court held that under the Constitution
the Legislature had no power to allocate a portion of the
county's race track funds to any purpose other than a county
purpose. The act was held to be invalid. This decision would
appear to be applicable to other and similar laws attempting
to divert so-called race track funds from the county.
2. Chapter 25016 was adopted for the purpose of regulating
public utilities in the furnishing of private wire service and
other similar services to others for the dissemination of gamb-
ling information. The constitutionality and validity of this
act were upheld by the Supreme Court in this state in the
case of McInerney v. Ervin, Fla., 46 So. 2d 458. Further ref-
erence to this bill is hereinbefore made under the title "Anti-
Bookie Law."
3. Chapter 25017 ratified the so-called regional compact
concerning education entered into between the State of Florida
and other southern states on February 8, 1948. The purpose
of this act, and the said compact, is to provide certain educa-
tional advantages to citizens of Florida that are not offered
by its institutions of higher learning. This act has not been
involved in litigation and, so far as I am advised, we have run
into no major difficulties concerning this statute and compact.
4. Chapter 25112 amended our military code, or Chapter
250, Florida Statutes, and, although there appears to have
been no material change made in the act generally, it was re-
vised so as to comply with the present provisions of Congress



relating to our military forces and national defense.



2. Section 16A was added to Article V, which section pro- 5. Chapter 25150 amended certain sections of Chapter 23658,
vides for the election of an additional county judge in coun- Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, which chapter revised and












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brought up to date our laws relating to titles to motor vehicles
and title certificates thereof in this state. One of the main
purposes of this amendment was to centralize evidence of title
to and liens and other charges on motor vehicles in this State
in the office of the Motor Vehicle Commissioner, in Tallahassee,
Florida.
6. Chapters 25209, 25212 and 25214 set up a system of flood
control in this State and created the Central and Southern
Florida Control District. Flood control under these statutes is
to be prosecuted and carried out in connection with the federal
government. So far as we are advised, there has been no liti-
gation involving the validity of these acts or any of them.
7. Chapter 25236 relates to livestock running at large or
straying upon certain public roads in this State. This was
designed to prohibit the running at large of livestock upon
those highways within the State which are or may be main-
tained by the State Road Department. It does not apply to
roads and highways maintained by counties unless and until
the maintenance of such highway is taken over by the State
Road Department.
8. Chapter 25241 provides a procedure for the compulsory
isolation and hospitalization of persons having transmittable
tuberculosis. Such a proceeding is held before the county judge
or the circuit judge. So far as we are advised there has been
no litigation before the Supreme Court concerning the validity
of this act.
9. Chapter 26319 is the so-called sales tax law of Florida.
This act is in effect one levying a tax upon certain leases of
real and personal property, and upon certain sales of tangible
personal property, and upon the use of tangible personal prop-
erty under certain circumstances. This act was involved in
litigation and its validity upheld in the case of Gaulden v.
Kirk, Fla., 47 So. 2d 567. Doubtless, this act could be clarified
by amendment. There are so many exemptions provided for in
Section 8 thereof as to make its enforcement difficult.

10. Chapter 26329 amended Chapter 210, Florida Statutes.
The most important change made by this amendment was in
Sections 210.03 and 210.21, Florida Statutes. The amendment
authorized the levy of cigarette taxes by municipalities, which
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State tax. Section 210.21 places certain limitations upon the
use of said cigarette tax moneys by the municipality, which
limitations were upheld, as to certain of their features, by the
Supreme Court, in City of Pensacola v. Fillingim, Fla., 46 So.
2d 876. Other features of Section 210.21 are now before the
Supreme Court. Most of the litigation concerning this chapter
has concerned the construction of said Sections 210.03 and
210.21.
11. Chapter 26321 levied an additional tax on gasoline and
repealed a similar act of the regular session. Under prior laws,
the additional tax on gasoline went to the school and the gen-
eral revenue fund of the State; however, under this act the
tax is allocated, 80% to the State Road Department, for road
and bridge construction within the county to which the tax has
accrued, and 20% to the county commissioners for road and
bridge purposes of such county. This act, so far as we are
advised, has not been involved in litigation.
It is my keen desire to cooperate with you in all matters
of state, and with the Legislature, in order to give every pos-
sible assistance in our endeavor to constructively serve the
people of our State.
Respectfully submitted,
RICHARD W. ERVIN
Attorney General

Mr. Dowda of Putnam moved that the Governor's Message
be made a part of the Journal of the House of Representa-
tives.

The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Henderson of Leon moved that the flowers in the
House of Representatives be distributed to the local hospitals.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Bollinger of Palm Beach moved that the House do now
adjourn to reconvene at 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 5:46 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.













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Wednesday, April 4, 1951



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



The roll was taken and
recorded present:

Mr. Speaker David
Akridge Dekle
Andrews Dowda
Atkinson Dukes
Ayres Duncan
Bailey Fascell
Beasley Floyd
Belser Fuqua
Bollinger Getzen
Boyd Griner
Bronson Haley
Bryant Hammons
Burnsed Hathaway
Burton Henderson
Burwell Hendry
Campbell Inman
Carlton Jacobs
Chambers Jernigan
Cobb Johnson
Conner Jones
Cook Kirkland
Courtney Lancaster
Cramer MacWilliam
Darby Mathis
A quorum present.
The following prayer was
Pendleton Gaines, Chaplain:



the following members were


McAlpin Rowell
McFarland,E.B. Saunders, D.H.
McFarlin, J. L. Saunders, S. D.
McKendree Shaffer
McKenzie Shepperd
McLaren Simpson
Melvin Smith, Claude
Merchant Smith, Lisle W.
Mitts Smith, M. B.
Moody Smith, S. C.
Morgan Stewart
Murray Summers
Nesmith Surles
Okell Sweeny
Papy rapper
Patton rate
Payne rurlington
Pearce Usina
Peeples Watson
Phillips Webb
Pittman Whitlock
Putnal Williams, F.
Roberts Williams, V. A.
Rood


offered by the Reverend John



Great Architect of the Universe,
We assemble here in this House today as
Fellow-craftsmen from the 67 counties of this Glorious State
To better its cause and make more beautiful and good,
According to Thy Command.
To this end
We Pray that Thou Wouldst give these men
Strength and determination to do Thy Will,
And truly represent Thy people at all times.
In His Name-Amen.
Mr. Murray in the chair.

CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL

The Journal for Tuesday, April 3, was ordered corrected and
as corrected was approved.
ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Chairmen of the following standing committees an-
nounced that their Committees are now organized and ready
to transact business:
Agriculture; Appropriations; Aviation; Banks & Loans;
Building and Loan Associations; Census & Apportionment;
Cities & Towns; Citrus Fruits; Claims & State Pensions;
Commerce & Reciprocal Trade; Constitutional Amendments;
County Officials & County Organizations; Drainage & Water
Conservation; Education A; Education B; Elections; En-
grossed Bills; Enrolled Bills; Finance & Taxation; Fish &
Game; Forestry, Lumber & Naval Stores; Hotels & Innkeepers;
Insurance; Judiciary A; Judiciary B; Judiciary C; Labor;
Legislative Expense; Livestock; Motor Vehicles & Carriers;
Military & Veterans Affairs; Oils; Personnel; Phosphates &
Minerals; Public Amusements; Public Health; Public Land;
Public Printing; Public Roads & Highways; Public Utilities;



Public Welfare; Railroads, Telegraph & Telephones; Resolu-
tions; Rules & Calendar; Salt Water Fisheries; Social Se-
curity; State Institutions; State Marketing; State Prisons &
Convicts; State Publicity; Statutory Revisions; Temperance;
Women's Rights; and Workmen's Compensation.

Mr. Bollinger moved that the rules be waived and the
House now proceed to the order of business, Reports of
Standing Committees.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it
was so ordered.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
STATE OF FLORIDA
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

TALLAHASSEE
April 4, 1951.
Honorable B. Elliott
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Sir:
Your committee on Rules and Calendar beg leave to report
and recommend the rules hereto attached as the Rules of
the 1951 House of Representatives.

The Committee further recommends the printing for dis-
tribution to Members of the House of 500 copies of said
Rules, bound in a suitable manner for convenient use, to-
gether with a list of the Members of the House, and a list
of the standing committees and their membership and the
appropriate title pages and an index of the Rules.

In a meeting assembled for the purpose of formulating
and recommending the Rules of the House, upon a motion
to adopt the Rules, the vote of the Committee was as follows:
Ayes: Beasley, Bollinger, Bryant, Burwell, Cook, Courtney,
Dekle, Fuqua, Haley, Jernigan, MacWilliam, Morgan, Mel-
vin, Murray, Nesmith, Okell, Stewart, Sweeny.
Nays: None.
Respectfully submitted,
JOHN E. BOLLINGER, Chairman
Rules and Calendar.
The report of the Committee on Rules and Calendar was
read in full.
Mr. Bollinger moved the adoption of the report of the
Committee on Rules and Calendar.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Bryant of Marion offered the following amendment
to the report of the Committee on Rules and Calendar:
In Rule 44, line 2, of the report, strike out the words: "by
a Committee" and insert the following in lieu thereof: "By
the Committee to which referred."
Mr. Bryant moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was
adopted.
Mr. Tapper of Gulf offered the following amendment to
the Report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar:
On page 19, Rule 62, after "Committee on Workmen's Com-
pensation," add "Committee on Governmental Reorganiza-
tion."



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Mr. Tapper moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Kirkland of Orange offered the following amendment
to the Report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar in Rule
73, line 2:
After the word "times," strike out the comma and insert a
period (.). Strike out the remainder of the paragraph.
Mr. Kirkland moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Okell moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was laid
on the table.
Mr. Andrews of Orange offered the following amendment
to the Report of Committee on Rules & Calendar:
Amend Paragraph 3 of Rule 74 to read as follows:
"3. On forms to be supplied by the Chief Clerk, any
person other than the persons described in Subdivision 2
above shall give in writing and under oath his name, address
and business or employer, and the name, address and busi-
ness in whose behalf he is so acting and the duration of his
engagement or authorization, and the particular legislation
involved therein. The Chief Clerk shall publish in the Jour-
nal in tabular form a list of those filing the above registra-
tion statement, together with the information contained
therein, on the first Monday of the session and any additions
thereto on each subsequent Monday of the session.
Mr. Andrews moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Bollinger to
adopt the report of the Committee on Rules and Calendar.
The motion was agreed to and the report of the Committee
on Rules and Calendar, as amended, was adopted and reads
as follows:

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 ap-
pearance of a quorum, proceed to business. The Journal
of the preceding day shall be corrected, approved by the
Speaker, attested by the Chief Clerk, and filed in the
permanent records of the House. The Speaker shall sign
all Acts, Resolutions, Writs, Warrants and Subpoenas of,
or issued by order of, the House. He shall have general
control of the Hall of the House and of the corridors and
passages, and, in case of disturbance or disorderly con-
duct in the galleries or lobby, may cause the same to be
cleared. He shall appoint all committees, unless other-
wise directed by the House. He shall have the authority
to dismiss any appointed employee and pay of said em-
ployee shall stop on day of dismissal.

DECORUM AND ORDER
Rule 2. The Speaker shall preserve decorum and order,



may speak to points of order in preference to other mem-
bers, 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, pro-
vided, however, that upon a showing of hands by five
members he shall take the sense of the House by yeas
and nays, or by a vote on the voting machine. No member
shall be allowed to vote who shall not be upon the floor
of the House before an oral roll call is completed, or at his
desk before the machine is locked by the Clerk immedi-
ately preceding a vote.

METHOD OF VOTING
Rule 4. Voting by the Electrical Roll Call System.
When taking the yeas and nays on any question to be
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 provided in these
rules.

When the House is ready to vote upon any question
requiring a roll call, and the vote is to be taken by the
electrical roll call system, the Speaker shall announce:
"The question is on the passage of (designating the mat-
ter 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
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SPEAKER PRO TEM
Rule 8. The Speaker Pro Tem shall exercise the
duties and powers of the Speaker during his absence or
disability.
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,
without a second, and shall be disposed of by vote of
the House of Representatives, but the mover may with-
draw it at any time before the same has been amended
or before a vote thereon shall have been commenced,
except a motion to reconsider, which shall not be with-
drawn 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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.



To adjourn at a time certain;
To adjourn;
To take a recess;
To lay on the table;
For the previous question;
To postpone to a day certain;
To commit to a committee of the whole House;
To commit to a Standing Committee;
To commit to a Select Committee;
To amend;
To postpone indefinitely;
To strike out the enacting clause;



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 only
one substitute for a motion to adjourn shall be enter-
tained. The substitute motion shall fix a different time for
adjournment, and the same shall be put without debate,
except that one minute shall be allowed the mover of
the substitute within which to explain his reasons there-
for. The substitute motion having been lost, the ques-
tion shall be put on the original motion which if lost
shall preclude any further motion to adjourn until other
business shall have intervened.
Rule 12. Previous Question-Laying On the Table.
Motions for the previous question and to lay on the table
shall be decided without debate, provided the introducer
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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 amendments 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 mo-
tion to strike out, being lost, shall neither preclude
amendment 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 Representa-
tives.

Rule 16. Motions Generally. During the call of the
roll of counties for the introduction of bills and joint reso-
lutions no motion shall be made or entertained without
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: 50 P. M.
and 1: 00 P. M. each day. The Committee on Rules shall
rigidly enforce this provision.

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 of an
amendment to a section shall not preclude further amend-












ment of such section. The adoption of a substitute amend-
ment in lieu of an original amendment shall be treated
and considered as an amendment of the bill itself.
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 and Digest of the
rules and practice of the House of Representatives of the
Congress of the United States shall govern this House of
Representatives in all cases in which they are applicable,
and in which they are not in conflict with these rules, or
standing 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 Representa-
tives at all times, unless the enforcement thereof shall be
waived or suspended 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 Representa-
tives shall be first referred to the Committee on Rules and
Calendar, which shall report as soon as practicable there-
after. No report of the Committee on Rules and Calendar
shall be received by the House of Representatives 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 consent of
those present, and this rule shall be rigidly enforced by
the Chair except as otherwise herein provided.
Rule 25. Unanimous Consent Special Order. No
motion 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



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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 importance,
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 take prece-
dence 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
Committee on Rules and Calendar, by majority vote of
those present, adopt a special order of business to be
followed on any legislative day or any part or during any
hours of any legislative day, and such order of busi-
ness 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 bill, memorial or resolu-
tion, but shall in all instances deal with some general
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. No
other method of adopting a special and continuing order
may be followed without unanimous consent.
SPECIAL ORDER LAST 25 DAYS
Rule 27. The Committee on Rules and Calendar may,
from day to day, during the last twenty-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 considered
until such special order calendar has been disposed 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 Calen-
dar of Local Bills only, when recommended in a report
of the Committee on Rules and Calendar and approved



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the House during the remaining days of the session shall
be fixed by resolution. 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 con-
sent 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 confine
himself to the question under debate and shall avoid per-
sonalities. 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 the Chief
Clerk while the House is in session.
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
aeeds.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
Rule 33. No member shall be permitted to explain his
vote during a roll call, but may reduce his explanation
Lo 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



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on the House for any stated periods; and unless objection
thereto is made by any member, the request shall be
deemed granted and such fact shall be noted on the
Journal. If objection be made, a vote of the House shall
be required on such request. No member shall absent
himself from attendance on the House for more than two
consecutive days, without compliance with this rule, and
any member offending against this rule shall forfeit his
compensation for the period he is absent without leave.
PENALTY FOR BREACH
Rule 35. When any member shall be guilty of a breach
sentatives he may be required by the House of Repre-
sentatives, on motion, to make satisfaction therefore, and
shall not be allowed to speak or vote except by way of
excuse, until he has done so.
DISQUALIFICATION FROM VOTING
Rule 36. No member shall be permitted to vote, or to
serve on any committee, on any question where his pri-
vate rights are immediately concerned, distinct from
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
for any member voting with the prevailing side to move
for a reconsideration thereof on the same or the suc-
ceeding legislative day, and such motion, unless other-
wise 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 de-
cided, that decision shall not be reconsidered, and no
question 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 FOR 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



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seven working days of the session, when the operation
of this rule shall be suspended, provided, that bills on
the local calendar and passed as such shall be immedi-
ately certified to the Senate after having been engrossed
as provided in the rules, when required by these rules
to have been engrossed. In all cases concurrent reso-
lutions 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
Committee 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 individual-
ly, 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
lo-nger than ten minutes on a question of privilege. Ques-
tions of the privilege of the House shall be brought before
the body in the form of a RESOLUTION. Questions of
personal privilege shall be raised by statements from
the FLOOR and if sustained by the CHAIR shall entitle
the memFer to recognition thereon.

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.

9.
10.


1.
2.
3.
4.



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.
Int: o0uction of House Resolutions.
Introduction of Concurrent Resolutions.
Introduction of Miemorials of the Legislature.
Introduction of Bills and Joint Resolutions by call
of counties.
Report of Standing Committees.
Report of Select Committees.

Order of the Day
Select order of the day.
Consideration of Mess;',es from the Senate.
Consideration of House Resolutions.
Consideration of bills and resolutions on their third
reading.



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4. Form of joint resolutions. All joint resolutions
shall be introduced in sextuplicate (an original and five
exact copies). They shall contain the resolving clause,



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5. Consideration of bills and resolutions on their sec-
ond reading.
6. Consideration of communications from the Gover-
nor and other papers addressed to the House of
Representatives or the Speaker thereof.

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
Rule 43.

1. General form. All bills, resolutions and memorials
shall, to be acceptable for introduction, be typewritten,
mimeographed, or printed, without erasure or inter-
lineation, on a sheet of paper of the common legal
size (81/2 by 14 inches.) The lines shall be doublespaced.
The original (or first copy) shall be on stout bond
paper, and the remaining copies of typewritten matter
shall be on paper of good grade. The copies must be
exact duplicates of the original. Each copy (including
the original) must be backed with a blue jacket of
the type furnished by the Sergeant-at-Arms. On these
jackets shall be inscribed the last name (unless there
be more than one Member of the same last name from
a county) and county of the introducer (or introducers),
and enough of the title for identification.

2. Form of bills. All bills shall be introduced in
quintuplicate (an original and four exact copies). They
shall contain a proper title, as defined in Section 16
of Article III of the Constitution, and the enacting clause,
"Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida."
The title of each bill shall be prefaced by the words,
"A Bill to be Entitled an Act," wherever the title ap-
pears on the text of the bill. Each copy of a bill (in-
cluding the original) must be accompanied by a title
sheet furnished by the Sergeant-at-Arms, stating in full
the exact title. Two types of title sheets shall be pro-
vided, one for local bills which have been advertised
and the second: for all other bills. Each title sheet shall
bear the last name (unless there be more than one
Member of the same last name from a county) and
county of the introducer (or introducers).

3. Form of local bills. All local bills either, as re-
required by Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution,
must embody provisions for a ratifying referendum
(stated in the title as well as in the text of the bill)
or be accompanied by an affidavit of proper advertise-
ment. Forms of affidavit shall be obtained from the
Sergeant-at-Arms. Local bills which have been adver-
tised shall be introduced with their title stated in full
on a special title sheet furnished by the Sergeant-at-
Arms. The regular title sheet for general bills shall be
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be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of
'lorida." Each joint resolution shall be prefaced by the
rords, "A Joint Resolution proposing an Amendment
: the Constitution of the State of Florida." No title
heet shall be required for joint resolutions.
5. Form of memorials. All memorials-these express
he opinion of the Legislature to the Congress of the
United States-shall be introduced in quintuplicate (an
original and four exact copies). They shall contain the
solving clause, "Be it resolved by the Legislature of
he State of Florida." Each copy of a memorial (in-
luding the original) shall be accompanied by a title
heet furnished by the Sergeant-at-Arms, stating in full
he exact title.
6. Form of House and concurrent resolutions. All
louse Resolutions and all concurrent resolutions shall
e introduced in sextuplicate (an original and five exact
opies). They shall contain a proper title, and a resolving
lause. In the case of House resolutions, this shall be,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives." Con-
urrent resolutions embody this clause, "Be it resolved
y the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring."
Vhere copies of House resolutions are directed in the
solution to be furnished any person after adoption,
hese shall be prepared only by the Chief Clerk of the
louse. The Secretary of State shall prepare certified
opies only of concurrent resolutions after their adoption.
PRINTING OF BILLS
Rule 44. All bills not local in application and all
oint resolutions may, upon order by the committee
o which referred, or direction of the House or the
speaker be printed for the information of the House
nd the public. Unless otherwise ordered by the House,
here shall be printed 200 copies of each such measure.
"he Chief Clerk shall furnish the Sergeant-at-Arms with
he copy for all such authorized printing, and the
;ergeant-at-Arms shall order such printing and sub-
equently distribute the printed matter to members and
o the public.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS, ETC.
Rule 45. Upon the introduction of bills and resolu-
ions by the call of counties, if there is not a complete
.all of counties on each day, the resumption of the call
>f counties on the succeeding day shall be taken up
it the place where it was left off on the preceding day.
Rule 46. Companion Bills. Whenever any bill, me-
norial or joint resolution of the House of Representa-
ives 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
*alencir of the House of Representatives a companion
measure to such House Bill, memorial or House Joint



resolution, which companion measure has already been



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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
considered 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. Reference. All bills and joint resolutions
shall, after having been read by title only, be referred
by the Speaker to an 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
majority vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives: A Standing Committee of the House of
Representatives; a Joint Standing Committee; a Select
Committee of the House of Representatives; a Joint
Select Committee. Except as to bills carrying an ap-
propriation which must be referred to the appropriate
Standing Committee and to the Committee on Appropria-
tions, 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 48. 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
concurrent resolutions, after reference to and report
from the resolution committees shall be determined by
a viva voce vote upon their reading after the report of
such committee unless otherwise ordered. Every bill,
joint resolution or memorial shall receive three separate
readings on three separate days previous to a vote upon
the passage of such bill, joint resolution or memorial
unless two-thirds of the members present shall decide
otherwise, and the 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 49. Indefinite Postponement on Third Reading.
When any measure requiring three readings shall be in



its third reading, and a motion to indefinitely postpone
the same shall be made, and the yeas and the nays called
for, it shall be the duty of the Speaker to put the question











on the final passage of the bill, joint resolution or
memorial, and direct the roll call on its final passage and
not put the motion of indefinite postponement of the
measure.

Rule 50. 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 51. Engrossing. Before any bill, joint resolution
or memorial requiring three readings shall be read the
third time, whether amended or not, in the case of 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 direction 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 amended 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
adopted to the same, and if it shall be found that the bill
is fairly 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 quadruplicate to Senate Bills. Five copies of
engrossed bills shall be made.

Rule 52. Amendment, Etc., on Third Reading. Upon
third reading of any bill, memorial or joint resolution, it
shall not be committed or amended, except as to title,
without the consent of two-thirds of the members present,
nor shall it be postponed to a day certain without the
consent of a majority of those present.

Rule 53. 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



23



legislative day, unless otherwise ordered by a two-thirds
vote of those present.

Rule 54. 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 55. 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 56. 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 to
other business of the House.
PETITIONS, MEMORIALS, ETC.
Rule 57. All papers addressed to the House of Rep-
resentatives, except petitions, memorials and remon-
strances, 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 58. Every member presenting a petition,
memorial or remonstrance, shall endorse his name there-
on, with a brief statement of the nature and object of the
instrument, and the same shall be read by the Reading
Clerk, unless the Speaker shall otherwise direct.
Rule 59. 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 60. 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 61. Local bills shall be disposed of according to
the calendar of Bills of a Local Nature and shall be taken
up and considered only at such time as shall be specially
fixed therefore by these rules, and no bills of a general
nature or amendments thereto shall be considered at such
time, except by unanimous consent and unless the inten-
tion to bring up such general bills at such time be an-



Reading to be taken up on some separate succeeding



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COMMITTEES
Rule 62. The following Standing Committees of the
House of Representatives shall be appointed by the
Speaker at the commencement of the session of Legisla-
ture, or as soon thereafter as practicable:
Committee on Agriculture.



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



Appropriations.
Aviation.
Banks and Loans.
Building and Loan Associations.
Census and Apportionment.
Cities and Towns.
Citrus Fruits.
Claims and State Pensions.
Commerce and Reciprocal Trade.
Constitutional Amendments.
County Officials and County



Organizations.
Committee on Drainage and Water Conservation.
Committee on Education "A".
Committee on Education "B".
Committee on Elections.
Committee on Engrossed Bills.
Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Committee on Fish and Game.
Committee on Forestry, Lumber and Naval Stores.
Committee on Hotels and Innkeepers.
Committee on Insurance.
Committee on Judiciary "A".
Committee on Judiciary "B".
Committee on Judiciary "C".
Committee on Labor.



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



Legislative Expense.
Livestock.
Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
Military and Veterans Affairs.
Oils.
Personnel.
Phosphate and Minerals.
Public Amusements.
Public Health.
Public Lands.
Public Printing.
Public Roads and Highways.
Public Utilities.
Public Welfare.
Railroads, Telegraph and Telephones.
Resolutions.
Rules and Calendar.
Salt Water Fisheries.
Social Security.
State Institutions.
State Marketing.
State Prisons and Convicts.
State Publicity.



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Committee on Statutory Revisions.
Committee on Temperance.
Committee on Women's Rights.
Committee on Workmen's Compensation.
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.

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-Chairman. 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 63. 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
lobby, have power to cause same to be cleared.
Rule 64, Bills committed to a Committee of the Whole
House shall be read and debated, or amended by clauses
or sections, leaving the title or preamble to be last con-
sidered. The body of said bill shall not be interlined or
defaced, but all amendments denoting the page and line
shall be entered by the Chief Clerk, who shall be Clerk
of the Committee of the Whole House, on separate paper,
as the same shall be agreed to by the Committee, and so
reported to the House 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 Representatives, 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 65. 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 com-
mittees in the order in which they were referred, except
when bills are ordered to be engrossed immediately for
certification to the Senate under waiver of the rules when
such last mentioned bills shall have precedence.

Rule 66. Custody. All bills, joint resolutions or papers
relative to any business before the House of Representa-
tives 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 67. 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
committees to meet daily until such business is disposed
of and reported to the House. Announcements of com-










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mittee meetings 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 specifying 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 meet-
ing. No special notice of regular committee meeting thus
provided for shall be required to be given to anyone, 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 consult
with the Sergeant-at-Arms, who will assign a room
for such purpose.
Rule 68. 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 introduced
of any bill to be considered by a committee, and any
House Bill reported unfavorably by any committee with-
out such notice to and an opportunity to be heard
having been given to its introducer, may be recom-
mitted to the committee reporting the same unfavor-
ably. The committee to which the bill is thus committed
shall proceed to reconsider it and shall report on it as
if originally referred. This rule shall also apply to Senate
bills.
Rule 69. Recommitting After Report. All matters
referred to committees shall be reported from said com-
mittees by bill, resolution or otherwise with their recom-
mendations thereon, and after such report no bill, reso-
lution or other matter shall be recommitted to any
committee except by a two-thirds vote of the members
present and voting.

Rule 70. Recommendation. All matters referred to
committees shall be reported from said Committees by
bill, resolution, or otherwise, with their recommendations
thereon, within fourteen legislative days after reference,
and if not so reported without good cause shall be with-
drawn and placed on the calendar as reported without
recommendation, upon request of its introducer or some
member in favor of it.
Rule 71.
1. Committee Reports. Each report of a committee
shall contain the action of the committee upon the
matter referred, and also:
(a) The time and place of hearing.
(b) The attendance of committee members.



(c) The name and address of each person ap-



April 4, 1951



mittee to move to indefinitely postpone the bill, memorial
or resolution so reported when it shall be reached on
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pearing before the committee, with the name of the
person, persons, firm or corporations and addresses, in
whose behalf appearance is made.
(d) The vote of each member on each motion
(other than procedural), the bill, resolution or amend-
ments acted upon.
(e) If a member votes by proxy, such fact shall
be noted.
The report of the committee shall be filed with the
Chief Clerk of the House and shall be kept on file for
the examination of the public.
There shall be entered on the Journal the action of
the committee on the matter referred to it, but there
shall not be spread at large in the Journal that portion
of the report referred to in Subsections (a) to (e)
inclusive.

2. Proxy Voting Before Committees. No committee
member shall be allowed to vote by proxy except as
herein provided. Proxies shall be either general or
restricted:
(a) Restricted Proxies. The restricted proxy shall
show the specific date and committee and be for a
specific bill, each indicated at the time the proxy is
signed together with specific instruction to vote the
proxy aye or nay on the bill without amendments.

(b) General Proxies. The general proxy shall
show the specific date and committee and be for a
specific bill, each indicated at the time the proxy is
signed, and such proxy shall give the holder of the
proxy authority to vote said proxy upon any and all
amendments, motions or final action of the committee,
affecting said bill at said specified committee meeting.

The Sergeant-at-Arms shall furnish the proxy blank
forms for the use of the membership of the House. Such
proxies must be turned in to the committee chairman
at the time the vote is taken on the specific bill indicated,
and by him filed with the record of proceedings of said
committee on said bill.
Rule 72. 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
within two working days after the report appears in
the Journal 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 u:nfavor-
able it shall be the duty of the chairman of the com-










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contrary to the report adopted by the committee so re-
porting unfavorably, it shall be the duty of some member
of the committee voting to report the same unfavorably,
to make such motion.
Rule 73. All meetings of all committees shall be open
to the public at all times, subject always to the power
and authority of the Chairman to maintain order and
decorum.
Rule 74. Lobbying. This House recognizes the truth
that the ends of legislation are best served by able
presentation of the facts on all sides on every issue,
and when the members have the benefit of all available
information and guidance from those to be affected.
Most bills involve the consideration of complex prob-
lems, which can be solved only on the basis of long
practical experience and careful research. Because the
House does not, in the limited time at the disposal of
its Members, possess either opportunity or facilities
for prolonged study during a session, the collective ex-
perience of spokesmen for public and private agencies
must be obtained.
The House, at the same time however, realizes that
improper lobbying practices are not in the public in-
terest. Accordingly, in the facilitation of thorough con-
sideration of legislation, this House requires the fol-
lowing:
1. Every person, which term shall include firms,
corporations, associations or groups, and any office-
holder, appointee or employee of any federal, state,
county, municipal, or other governmental subdivision,
board, commission or agency, and their respective agents,
engaging during any session to urge the passage, defeat
or modification of any legislation by the House of Repre-
sentatives or its committees, shall before engaging in
such activity, register as a lobbyist with the Chief Clerk
of the House of Representatives.
2. Any person representing any individual, interest,
department, bureau, commission or agency of the state,
shall register as a lobbyist with the Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives on forms, under oath, prepared
by the Chief Clerk, giving the name of the individual,
interest, department, bureau, commission or agency of
the state he represents, and the particular legislation
involved therein. Anyone registered as a lobbyist shall
not be permitted upon the floor of the House of Repre-
sentatives while it is in session.
3. On forms supplied by the Chief Clerk, any person
other than the persons described in Subsection 2 above
shall give in writing and under oath his name, address



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and business or employer, and the name, address and
business in whose behalf he is so acting and the duration
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legislation involved therein. The Chief Clerk shall pub-
lish in the Journal in tabular form a list of those filing
the registration statements required under subsections 2
and 3 of Rule 74, together with the information contained
therein, on the first Monday of the session and any addi-
tions thereto on each subsequent Monday of the session.
4. This shall not apply to any person who merely ap-
pears before a committee of this House in his individual
capacity without compensation, to express support of
or opposition to any legislation, but he shall so declare
to the members or committee with whom he discusses
any proposed legislation.
5. Separately from any prosecution or penalties other-
wise provided by law, any person determined by a
majority of this House to have failed to comply with the
requirements of this rule, shall be prohibited for the
duration of the session from appearing before a com-
mittee of this House.

6. The Chief Clerk shall provide blank affidavits for
the convenience of registrants but the burden of com-
pliance nevertheless always shall be upon the person
required to register.
7. Committees shall be diligent in ascertaining whether
those who appear before them in other than an obviously
individual capacity have conformed with the require-
ments of this rule, and to report violations. No com-
mitteeman knowingly shall permit an unregistered lobby-
ist to be heard.
CHIEF CLERK
Duties and Powers
Rule 75. 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 questions
of order and decision thereon shall be noted and recorded
in the Journal. The Chief Clerk shall sign all bills, acts
and resolutions passed by the House, together with all
writs, orders and process emanating therefrom. He shall
perform all duties which have heretofore devolved upon
the Chief Clerk by custom. The Chief Clerk is required
to examine all local bills to determine whether or not
the same are accompanied by proof of publication of
notice, or whether the same contains a proper referen-
dum. The assistant clerks shall be under his direction.
He shall not permit local bills unaccompanied by proof
of publication of notice or not containing a proper referen-
dum, as required by Section 21 of Article 3 of the Con-
stitution of the State, to be read or otherwise enter-
tained, but the same shall be returned to the introduced.
Rule 76. 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 ap-
propriate headings. In the first division and under the












first heading shall be placed all House Bills and Joint
Resolutions of a general nature; under the second heading
shall be 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 read-
ing. The committee to which such bill or resolution was
referred, together with the report of same, shall be
stated under the title of each bill.
Rule 77. Messages shall be transmitted to the Gover-
nor or the Senate by the Clerk.
Rule 78. 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 immedi-
ately prepare an index upon forms to be furnished by
the Attorney Gene ral; such index shall be plainly writ-
ten 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 com-
pleting 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 super-
vision 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 Repre-
sentatives.
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
Powers and Duties
Rule 79. There shall be a Sergeant-at-Arms and one
or more Assistant Sergeants-at-Arms of the House of
Representatives, and it shall be the duty of said officers
to attend 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 pro-
cesses issued by authority thereof, directed to him and
subject always to the approval of the Speaker to have
charge of all property of the House of Representatives
and to disburse the expendable 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 Journal 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 comfort of members of
the House and ice for same when necessary; to make re-
quisition on the State Printer for all materials in the form
of blanks and printed stationery which may be required



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members; to purchase for the use of the House, unless
otherwise ordered, all articles which shall be ordered by
the House to be provided for the use of the House, which
are to be purchased, and rent or otherwise secure any
articles which are to be rented or provided when so
ordered by the House, and to perform any special duty
which may be required by order or resolution of the
House, or the Speaker thereof in the exercise of his law-
ful authority. The Committee on Legislative Expense
shall have supervision over the work of the Sergeant-
at-Arms.

USE OF THE CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE
Rule 80. The Chambde of the House shall be used
only for the legislative business of the House and for the
caucus meetings of its members, except upon occasions
where the House by Resolution agrees to take part in
any ceremonies to be observed therein; and the Speaker
shall not entertain a motion for the suspension of this
rule.

Persons to receive privileges of the floor: Other than
present Members of the House of Representatives and
of the Senate and members of their family, the persons
hereinafter named, and none other, shall be admitted
except in the company of a Member during regular daily
sessions to the Chamber of the House, viz: The Governor
and Cabinet Members, and their private secretaries;
judges of the Supreme Court, Members of Congress,
contestants in election cases during the pendency of
their cases in the House, the Secretary and Sergeant-at-
Arms of the Senate, accredited members of the press
and radio gallery, such persons as have, by name,
received the thanks of the Legislature; former Governors
and ex-Members of the House of Representatives who
are not interested in any claim or directly in any bill
pending before the Legislature, and such employees of
the House as may be needed on public business. Members
may present distinguished guests from the floor or
rostrum only between 12:50 P.M. and 1 P.M. of a daily
session. The Speaker may extend the courtesy of the
floor to such persons as he may desire by the issuance of
a door permit good only on the day indicated.

Press Gallery: Restrictions on admission. Such por-
tions of the floor flanking the Speaker's chair as may be
necessary to accommodate representatives of the press
and radio wishing to report proceedings shall be set aside
for their use, and reputable reporters and correspondents
shall be admitted thereto under such regulations as the
Speaker may from time to time prescribe; and the super-
vision of such portion of the floor, including the designa-
tion of its attendant, shall be vested in the standing com-
mittee of correspondents, subject to the direction and



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ATTACHES
Rule 81. House employees and attaches shall perform
the duties allotted to them by custom or rule of the House
or by order of the 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 Com-
mittee on Engrossed Bills, both the Enrolling and En-
grossing 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 desig-
nated by the Personnel Committee, who shall work under
the Committee on Legislative Expense. House stenog-
raphers shall be at all times subject to the requisition of
the Chairman or Acting Chairman of any House Com-
mittee, for the performance of the official business of the
House. All attaches and employees of the House shall
remain on duty at all times while the House is in session.
When the House is not in session they shall observe the
same hours of employment as regular capitol employees,
provided, that any committee may require a stenographer
to attend its meetings at any time. House stenographers
may be required to write letters for members of the
House when same does not interfere with their doing the
official work of the House which has been allotted to
them.
Rule 82. No attache of the House shall, directly or
indirectly 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
dismissal.
Rule 83. Any bonus to be paid any attache or any
employee shall be agreed upon by the Speaker and by
the Chairman of the Committee on Legislative Expense.
Unanimous consent shall be required to waive this rule.
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 Chapter 7346, Acts of 1917, by the Enrolling Clerk of
the House 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 Gov-
ernor 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



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By Mr. Henderson of Leon-
H. R. NO. 3-A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE PAY OF
OFFICERS AND ATTACHES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRE-
SENTATIVES OF THE 1951 SESSION OF THE STATE LEG-
ISLATURE.



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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 introduced for his
inspection and thereafter shall be signed in the respective
houses, first by the Speaker of the House of Representa-
tives, and the Clerk thereof, then by the President of the
Senate and the Secretary thereof.
Rule 5. 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 endorsed 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 presentation 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,
examined and signed, and shall be presented in the same
manner and by the same committee as provided in cases
of bills.
Rule 8. Before being put upon its passage, every
resolution in either house, to which the concurrence of
the other may be necessary (except a question of ad-
journment) 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 the first or second reading of such readings; and all
such resolutions upon their passage shall be certified as
of course, and without necessity of any motion or vote to
the effect by the Clerk or Secretary respectively of the
House so passing said resolution 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 resolution shall be certified by'the House so passing
the same to the other in like manner to that prescribed
in joint rule number eight for concurrent resolutions.
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BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That, for services of the House of Representatives of the
1951 Legislature, the following per diem salaries shall be
paid to the officers and attaches:
All personal secretaries-ten dollars
All department heads-ten dollars
All typists-ten dollars
All Chief Clerk's office-ten dollars
Custodian of supplies-ten dollars
Office help of custodian-eight dollars
Pay roll Clerk-ten dollars
All Committee Secretaries-ten dollars
Postmaster-ten dollars
Sergeant-at-Arms-ten dollars
Indexers-ten dollars
All verifiers-eight dollars
Employees of Sergeant-at-Arms office-eight dollars
Journal Room Employees-eight dollars
Postmaster's assistant-eight dollars
Pages-six dollars
Messengers-six dollars.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Henderson moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and the resolution was adopted.
By Mr. Henderson of Leon-
H. R. NO. 4-A RESOLUTION ALLOWING EACH MEM-
BER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF FLORIDA
PAYMENT FOR MILEAGE FROM THEIR HOMES TO THE
SEAT OF GOVERNMENT FOR FOUR ROUND TRIPS DUR-
ING THE 1951 REGULAR SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
That each member of the Florida House of Representatives
shall receive payment for mileage from their homes to the
seat of government for four round trips during the 1951 ses-
sion of the legislature as provided by section 11.13, Florida
Statutes, irrespective of the number of trips actually traveled.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Henderson moved the adoption of the resolution.
Motion was agreed to, and the resolution was adopted.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Surles of Polk
H. B. No. 1--A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
320.06, Florida Statutes, relating to license plates for motor
vehicles by providing a slogan to be shown thereon.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers.
By Messrs. Melvin of Santa Rosa and Belser of Holmes-
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Article IV
of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to the
Executive Department by repealing Section 30 of said Article
IV, providingg for a Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission.
-E IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Article IV of the con-
stitution of the State of Florida, by repealing section 30 of
said Article IV, is agreed to and shall be submitted to the
electors of the State of Florida frr ratification or rejection at
the next general election to be held in 1952, as follows:
Section 30 of article IV of the constitution providing for
a game and fresh water fish commission and prescribing its
powers and duties is hereby repealed.



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insurance and requiring certain policy provisions; creating
a reinsurance fund for policyholders and authorizing a tax
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Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Cramer of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 3-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
directing the Board of County Commissioners of all counties
in the state having a population of not less than one hun-
dred thirty thousand (130,000) and not more than two hun-
dred thousand (200,000) according to the last official census
to appoint and employ a county medical examiner; to fix the
term of his employment and his compensation; to provide said
medical examiner shall be empowered to investigate deaths
of persons resulting from criminal violations, by casualties,
by suicide, suddenly when in apparent good health, when
not attended by a physician, in prison or in any suspicious
or unusual manner; to make investigation or examination,
when called upon by the State Attorney of said judicial cir-
cuit in respect to any female person allegedly raped; to pro-
vide the county medical examiner shall make a report of all
investigations and examinations and otherwise to prescribe
the powers and duties of such county medical examiners; to
provide for assistant examiners; to provide for autopsies; and
requiring such medical examiner to appear and testify at Coro-
ner's inquests when required.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Cramer, of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 4-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that in
all counties in the State having a population of not less than
one hundred thirty thousand (130,000) and not more than two
hundred thousand (200,000) according to the last official
census that each Justice of the Peace shall receive a specified
amount for salary and expenses in lieu of fees.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Getzen of Sumter-
H. B. No. 5-A bill to be entitled An Act amending sub-
section (3) of Section 238.05 and subsection (4) of Section
238.06, Florida Statutes, relating to education, to permit credit
in the teachers retirement system for teachers who are vet-
erans or who were a member of the National Youth Adminis-
tration.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education A.
By Messrs. Shepperd and Usina of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 6-A bill to be entitled An Act Fixing the salaries
and/or compensation, and providing for the expenses of mem-
bers of School Boards of Counties of Florida having a popu-
lation of more than 23,590, but less than 25,000 according to
the last Federal Census, designating the times and install-
ments in which, and the funds from which, the same shall
be paid.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Messrs. Cobb of Volusia and Merchant of Madison-
H. B. No. 7-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to insur-
ance; designating the State Treasurer as Insurance Commis-
sioner and prescribing his powers and duties; providing for
the qualification, governing and licensing of insurance com-
panies authorized, and regulation of the placing of insurance
in companies not authorized, to do business in this state;
specifying securities eligible for investment of insurance com-
pany funds, and requiring certain deposits of such securities
with the commissioner for the protection of policy holders;
providing for the qualification and licensing of insurance
agents, solicitors and adjusters including filing fees and taxes
in connection therewith; authorizing the classification of risks
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the mergers, rehabilitation and liquidation of companies, and
other wise providing for a comprehensive insurance code for
this state regulating and governing the business of insurance
and providing penalties for violations of the provisions of such
code; repealing Section .45 of Chapter 205, Florida Statutes,
1949, and Sections .08, .09, .10, .11, .12, .13, of Chapter 112 and
Chapters 625, 626, 627, 628, 629, 630, 631, 632, 634, 636, 638,
640, 642, 643, 648 and Chapter 635 except as to Section .17,
Florida Statutes, 1949, and declaring that this Act shall become
effective on January 1, 1952.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 8-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
practice of physical therapy; defining and regulating the
practice thereof; prescribing the duties of the State Board
of Medical Examiners under this act; prescribing penalties
for violation for this act; and repealing all laws in conflict
herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Shepperd of St. Johns and Murray of Polk-
H. J. R. No. 9-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN
AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2, ARTICLE III, CONSTITU-
TION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, RELATED TO REGU-
LAR AND EXTRA SESSIONS OF THE LEGISLATURE, BY
ADDING TO SAID SECTION A PROVISION FOR THE
CONVENING OF THE LEGISLATURE INTO EXTRA SES-
SION BY THE MEMBERS THEREOF.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the amendment of Section 2 of Article III, Florida
Constitution, by adding thereto a provision for convening of
the Legislature into extra session by the members thereof,
is hereby agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of
the State of Florida for ratification or rejection at the gen-
eral election for representatives to be held in the year 1952,
as follows:
Section 2. REGULAR AND EXTRA SESSIONS.-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. Regular sessions
of the Legislature may extend to sixty days, but no special
session convened by the Governor shall exceed twenty days.
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session by the members thereof in the manner set forth in
the succeeding provisions of this section. When three-fifths
of the members elected to the Senate and three-fifths of
the members elected to the House of Representatives shall
execute and file with the Secretary of State their certificate
or certificates that in their opinion such an emergency exists
in the affairs of the State of Florida as to warrant the con-
vening of the Legislature into extra session, it shall be the
mandatory duty of the Secretary of State, within five days
from the filing of any such certificate or certificates with
him, to fix the day and hour for the convening of such extra
session, and within said period of five days to give notice
by registered mail to each member elected to the House of
Representatives and to each member elected to the Senate
of the filing of such certificate or certificates with him and
of the day and hour for the convening of such session. The
time for the convening of said session to be fixed by the
Secretary of State shall be not less than five days and not
more than ten days from the date of the mailing of saif
notices and his order fixing such time shall be preserved
among the records of his office. In pursuance of such certifi-
cate or certificates and said notice, the Legislature shall con-
vene in extra session for all purposes as if convened in regu-
lar session, provided that any such extra session convened by
the members shall be limited to a period of thirty (30) days.
-Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Surles, Smith and Murray of Polk, Shepperd of
St. Johns; Tate and Haley of Sarasota; Payne, Jr., of Palm
Beach, Phillips of Hernando, Chambers of Hardee and Miss
Pearce of Highlands-
H. B. No. 10-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
8.01 and 8.04, Florida Statutes, relating to congressional dis-
tricts.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Messrs. Smith, Carlton and Morgan of Duval-
H. B. No. 11-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to motor
vehicles: Amending Section 320.07, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers.
Mr. Simpson of Jefferson moved that the rules be waived
and the House do now adjourn.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

Thereupon at the hour of 11:40 A.M. the House stood ad-
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Thursday, April 5, 1951



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



Mr. Speaker David McFarlin, J. L.
Akridge Dekle McKendree
Andrews Dowda McKenzie
Atkinson Dukes McLaren
Ayres Duncan Melvin
Bailey Fascell Merchant
Beasley Floyd Mitts
Belser Fuqua Moody
Bollinger Getzen Morgan
Boyd Griner Murray
Bronson Haley Nesmith
Bryant Hammons Okell
Burnsed Hathaway Papy
Burton Henderson Patton
Burwell Hendry Payne
Campbell Inman Pearce
Carlton Jacobs Peeples
Chambers Jernigan Phillips
Cobb Johnson Pittman
Conner Lancaster Putnal
Cook MacWilliam Roberts
Courtney Mathis Rood
Cramer McAlpin Rowell
Darby McFarland,E.B. S under, D.H.
A quorum present.
The following prayer was offered by the
Pendleton Gaines, Chaplain:



Saunders, S. D.
Shaffer
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, Claude
Smith, Lisle W.
Smith, M. B.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Tapper
Tate
rurlington
Usina
Watson
Webb
Whitlock
Williams, F.
Williams, V. A.





Reverend John



Eternal and Almighty God, who dost bring forth Thy right-
eousness as the light and Thy judgments as the noonday, in
the presence of ageless realities, we pause in reverence and
with a deepening sense of obligation, as servants of this great
people pray for courage to attempt power to achieve and
patience to endure. Grant that with these virtues we who hold
the birthright of democratic traditions may meet the trust of
our time with avowed faith in it, praying as we work. Faith
of our fathers we will strive to win all nations unto Thee and
through the truth that comes from God mankind shall then be
truly free. Faith of our Fathers holy faith we will be true to
Thee till death. In His name-Amen.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Wednesday, April 4, was ordered corrected
as follows:
On Page 16, Column 1, counting from the bottom of the
page, strike out lines 17, 18 and 19, and insert the following:
"On Page 10, Column 2, counting from the bottom of the
page, strike out lines 35 and 36, and insert the following:
"Thomas D. Beasley, Chairman; C. Farris Bryant, Vice
Chairman; Perry E. Murray."
On Page 22, Column 2, line 25, counting from the bottom of
the page, after the words "Standing Committee" insert the
following: "and to the Committee".
The Journal for Wednesday, April 4, as corrected, was
approved.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Phillips of Hernando-
H. R. No. 5-
A RESOLUTION REQUIRING ALL DEPARTMENTS,
AGENCIES, BUREAUS, AND INSTITUTIONS TO PREPARE
DATA ON ALL MANPOWER AND JUSTIFY APPROPRIA-



TIONS REQUESTED BY PREPARING DATA AND ANALYSIS
OF DUTIES OF EACH JOB LISTED IN THE BIENNIAL AP-
PROPRIATION REQUEST.
WHEREAS there apparently exists a duplication of duties,
efforts and responsibilities among the employees in a number
of biennial appropriation requests presented by departments,
agencies, bureaus and institutions particularly among those
agencies having various types of inspection duties; and,
WHEREAS in a number of appropriation requests there
are positions listed to be appointed or filled in addition to
regular named employees; and,
WHEREAS certain budget practices have resulted in steady
increases in budget requests in excess of actual needs of the
departments, agencies, bureaus, and institutions based upon
present employees and necessary governmental services; and,
WHEREAS the appropriation committee is desirous of hav-
ing full and satisfactory information concerning all budgetary
requests and to be fair and just in deciding on the financial
needs of the state and its many departments, bureaus, agencies
and institutions, NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That all state departments, agencies, bureaus, and institu-
tions when called upon to appear before the appropriation
committee are hereby notified and requested to be prepared
to present a detailed and complete analysis of the duties, re-
quirements and qualifications of employees, and to justify all
manpower appointments and expenses listed in the biennial
appropriation budget.
-which was read in full, and referred to the Committee on
Resolutions.
By Mr. McLaren of Pinellas-
H. R. No. 6-
A RESOLUTION FOR INCREASING THE NUMBER OF
PAGES FOR THE 1951 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
FROM NINE (9) TO TEN (10) AND PROVIDING FOR THE
APPOINTMENT OF JERRY L. SIMPSON AS PAGE.
WHEREAS on Monday evening April 2, 1951 a house
organization caucus was held and the number of pages for
the 1951 session was designated as nine (9) and nine (9)
were elected, and
WHEREAS on said date time and place said house in said
organization caucus, by a voice vote, voted to exclude from
active and voting participation in said organization meeting,
the three duly elected representatives of Pinellas County, and
WHEREAS the Pinellas delegation was by said action de-
prived of the opportunity of participating and voting in the
organization of the 1951 House of Representatives and further
deprived of a vote or voice in the selection and designation
of pages to serve said house; and
WHEREAS the Pinellas delegation held its separate minority
organization caucus immediately following the aforesaid or-
ganization meeting and thereby duly nominated unanimously
as its candidate for page, Jerry L. Simpson of St. Petersburg;
NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the number of pages for the 1951 session be in-
creased from nine (9) to ten (10) and that Jerry L. Simpson
be appointed as page for the 1951 session for the HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES.

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-which was read in full.
Mr. McLaren moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and the resolution was adopted.
Mr. Jones of Collier asked to be marked present.

INTRODUCTION OF MEMORIALS
By Messrs. Patton of Franklin, Whitlock of Alachua, Buin-
sed of Baker, Akridge of Brevard, Hathaway of Charlotte,
Williams of Citrus, Smith of DeSoto, Tapper of Gulf, Kirkland
of Orange, Smith of Polk, Tate of Sarasota and Williams of
Seminole-
H. M. No. 1-A memorial to the President of the United
States requesting the release of funds for the construction
and implementing of new veteran hospital facilities in
Florida as provided in Congressional Appropriation Bills here-
tofore passed for the construction and erection of veteran
hospital facilities, including two Veterans Hospitals in the
state of Florida.
WHEREAS, the Governor of Florida in his message to the
1951 Legislature of the State of Florida, called specific atten-
tion to the fact that the state should do everything within
its power to show appreciation of the sacrifices made by our
veterans of all wars who are now suffering from after effects
and disability in all forms because of said service to our
country and who are in dire need of hospitalization, and

WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the Federal Govern-
ment and not of the respective states of the union to under-
take the necessary medical relief and hospitalization of these
veterans in the discharge of our country's obligations to
them, and
WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the state to cooper-
ate with the Federal Government by insisting that proper
provision for the men and women who answered the call of
duty and served in the Armed Forces should be provided for,
and

WHEREAS, there are only 1220 hospital beds in Florida
available for 301,000 Florida veterans, which gives Florida
less hospital facilities per veteran than almost any state in
the Union, the national average being 142 veterans per bed,
Florida's average being 256 veterans per bed, and

WHEREAS, each year there are from 75,000 to 100,000
out-of-state veterans who either come to or are sent to
Florida by their physicians, or by the Veterans Administra-
tion, to seek health in our sunshine and advantageous cli-
mate, and
WHEREAS, these veterans almost without exception use
the meager and inadequate Veterans Hospital and Clinical
facilities which are located in our state, and
WHEREAS, the statistics and facts developed by the Vet-
Serans Administration show clearly that there is a great short-
age in hospital facilities for the care of mental cases and
that additional N.P. hospital facilities are desperately needed,
and
WHEREAS, the only facilities for mental cases in Florida
are in Chattahoochee and in the jails of our state, which
"facilities are furnished by the state or by local communities
and are entirely inadequate to care for and rehabilitate the
war veteran suffering from mental ailments who need the
expert care and attention afforded by N.P. hospital facilities,
and

WHEREAS, the Federal Government by an Act of Congress
did authorize the erection of hospitals throughout the United
States, two of them to be erected in Florida and appropriated
the money for the erection of them, and

WHEREAS, as a result of this A.ct by Congress suitable
sites were selected, approved, and purchased in Florida
by the Government, and architects were employed and the
plans were completed for the erection of two such hospitals



in this state, and



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WHEREAS, the Federal Government has to this date
expended more than one million dollars on these two hos-
pital sites and plans for Florida, and the plans are now pre-
pared and ready to begin the construction of said needed
hospital facilities, and
WHEREAS, the President saw fit to temporarily delay by
Executive Order the erection of these two hospitals in Florida,
and
WHEREAS, the Korean conflict has taken place since said
Presidential Order, and
WHEREAS, as a result of the Korean conflict there is now
a much greater demand and need for the additional hospital
facilities that would be afforded by the erection of these
hospitals in Florida,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the House of
Representatives of the State of Florida, the Senate con-
curring:
That we do hereby memorialize the President of the United
States to give consideration to the immediate release of the
funds for the construction and implementing of these hos-
pital facilities in Florida, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we respectfully request
of the President of the United States that he give considera-
tion to the immediate release of said funds and that he in-
struct the Veterans Administration to proceed with the con-
struction and implementing of said hospital facilities in the
state of Florida.
-which was read the first time by title.
Mr. Patton moved that the rules be waived and House Me-
morial No. 1 be read the second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Memorial No. 1 was read the second time by title.
Mr. Patton moved that the rules be further waived and
House Memorial No. 1 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its adoption.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Memorial No. 1 was read the third time in full.
When the vote was taken on adoption of House Memorial
No. 1 the result was:
Ayes:



Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burwell
Campbell
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Cramer
Darby
David
Ayes-90.
Nays-None.



Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Griner
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Henderson
Hendry
Inman
Jacobs
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Lancaster
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



McFarland,E.B. Saunders, D.H.
McFarlin, J. L. Saunders, S. D.
McKendree Shaffer
McKenzie Shepperd
McLaren Simpson
Melvin Smith, Claude
Merchant Smith, Lisle W.
Mitts Smith, M. B.
Moody Smith, S. C.
Morgan Stewart
Murray Summers
Nesmith Surles
Okell Sweeny
Papy Tapper
Patton Tate
Pearce Turlington
Peeples Usina
Phillips Watson
Pittman Webb
Putnal Whitlock
Roberts Williams, V. A.
Rood
Rowell



So House Memorial No. 1 was adopted.
Mr. Patton moved that the rules be further waived and
House Memorial No. 1 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House



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Memorial No. 1 was ordered immediately certified to the
Senate.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Phillips of Hernando-
H. B. No. 12-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (2) of Section 320.082, Florida Statutes, 1949, relating
to license fees for antiquated vehicles, by redefining an
"antique automobile."
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers.
By Messrs. Murray of Polk, Morgan of Duval, and Haley of
Sarasota-
H. B. No. 13-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to ap-
propriations, providing that in the event no general ap-
propriation bill is passed by a regular session of the legis-
lature, the last previous general appropriation act shall apply,
repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this act,
and providing for the effective date hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Phillips of Hernando-
H. B. No. 14-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and
empower the Florida State Board of Health to investigate the
disposal of citrus processing plant waste products and their
effects on the surface and underground waters of the state
of Florida; to devise means of handling such wastes; to re-
duce deleterious effects on said waters; to contract with other
state institutions; to assist in such studies and providing for
an appropriation for such purpose.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health & Appropriations.
By Mr. Surles of Polk--
H. B. No. 15-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
341.66, Florida Statutes, 1949, relating to the dedication of
certain roads to the public.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 16-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Para-
graph (j) of Subsection (1), Paragraph (f) of Subsection (2),
Paragraph (e) of Subsection (3), and Paragraph (b) of Sub-
section (4), all of Section 578.09, Florida Statutes, relating to
the labeling requirements of agricultural and vegetable seed.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.

By Mr. Rood of Manatee--
H. B. No. 17-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
208.06, and 208.24, Florida Statutes, by providing for a deduc-
tion of the amount of gasoline tax shown to be due on monthly

and expenses in complying with the provisions of said Chapter
208, and fixing the date on which such reports shall be made
and for other purposes.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.

By Mr. Rood of Manatee--
H. B. No. 18-A bill to be entitled An Act to establish a lien
for the value of petroleum products against the user thereof;
prescribing a limitation of such lien with certain exceptions;
providing for foreclosure and sale of property subject thereto;
and establishing priority of such lien as to other defined liens
or debts.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the



Committee on Judiciary A.



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Welfare.
By Messrs. Dowda of Putnam, Griner of Dixie, Sweeny of
Volusia, Tapper of Gulf and David of Brevard-



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By Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. B. No. 19-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
409.16, Florida Statutes, relating to old age assistance by
providing a change in the residence requirement.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Messrs. Morgan of Duval, Whitlock of Alachua, Shep-
perd of St. Johns, Rood of Manatee, Smith of Duval, Mathis
of Bay, Sweeny of Volusia, Melvin of Santa Rosa, Turlington
of Alachua and Okell of Dade.
H. B. No. 20-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
practice of public accounting; amending Section 473.08, Flor-

ida Statutes, 1941; and repealing Section 473.11, Florida Stat-
utes, 1941; providing for eligibility to take the examination
for certified public accountant and the conditions for issuing
certificates to practice s tiie as certified public accountants to those
persons taking and passing said examination; defining resi-
dence for the purpose of eligibility; placing authority with
state board of accountancy for determining standards of ac-
creditation of colleges and universities for purposes of eligi-
bility of graduates; and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton- -
H. B. No. 21-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to fishing
and hunting licenses and making these licenses free to certain
war veterans.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Fish & Game.
By Messrs. Jernigan and Darby of Escambia-
H. B. No. 22-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
102.70, Florida Statutes, providing that candidates for mem-
ber of the House of Representatives of the Florida Legislature
in primary elections shall file their sworn statements with and
pay their filing fees to the Secretary of State.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 23-A bill to be entitled An Act to require all
persons having cattle to record their marks and brands with
the clerk of the circuit court in the county wherein such cattle
are maintained.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Livestock.
By Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. B. No. 24-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 40.24, Florida Statutes, relating to pay of grand and
petit jurors and increasing their compensation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Williams of Seminole-
H. B. No. 25-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
prescribing the procedure for civil proceedings to compel the
support of dependent wives, children and poor relatives within
and without the State of Florida.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
Mr. Haley moved that House Bill No. 25 which was referred
to the Committee on Judiciary B also be referred to the Com-
mittee on Public Welfare.
The motion was agreed to and House Bill No. 25 was ordered
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H. B. No. 26-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
regulation, control, and supervision of certain privately owned
electric and electric and gas public utilities by the Florida
Railroad and Public Utilities Commission; defining such public
utilities and prescribing their duties and responsibilities; pre-
scribing the duties and powers of the commission with refer-
ence to the rates, service, securities and financing of said
utilities; prescribing penalties for violations of this act or any
order, rate, rule or regulation of said commission; providing
that the provisions of this act shall neither apply to utilities
owned or operated by cooperatives organized and existing
under the Rural Electrification Cooperative Law of the State
of Florida nor to utilities owned or operated, by municipali-
ties; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith;
and providing the effective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Utilities.
Mr. Dowda moved that 200 copies of House Bill No. 26 be
printed for the information of the membership of the House.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 27-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to sales of
goods; making uniform the laws relating thereto; and adopting
the Uniform Sales Act in this State.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 28-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
90.07, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to disqualification of
persons to testify before the courts of the State of Florida after
having been convicted of perjury, by providing that persons
convicted of perjury who have been pardoned shall be com-
petent to testify in any court of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 29--A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Para-
graph (d) of Subsection (2) of Section 236.32 Florida Statutes.
relating to school district elections by authorizing all qualified
electors resident within a district to vote in such an election
therein.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 30-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of the
City of Bonifay by providing a refund for an overpayment of
interest on bonds by said city to the State Treasurer on certain
bonds held by the State Board of Education.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education A.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 31-A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish justice
districts in Holmes County, Florida, and providing for a
referendum.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and ordered
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 32-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sub-
section (4) of Section 588.13, Florida Statutes, relating to live-
stock running at large or straying and redefining "public
roads."
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Livestock.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes--



H. B. No. 33-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to part-
nerships; making uniform the laws relating thereto; and
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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 34-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
317.20, Florida Statutes, making it unlawful to drive while
under the influence of intoxicating liquors by the addition
of Subsection (3) to require chemical tests of persons accused
of violations and regulating use of results of such tests as
evidence.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. J. R. No. 35-A joint resolution proposing the amendment
of Section 30, of Article IV of the Constitution of the State of
Florida, relating to the regulation, management, restoration
and conservation of birds, game, fur bearing animals and fresh
water fish and fish in the fresh waters of the State of Florida.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment of Section 30, of Article IV
of the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating to the
regulation, management, restoration and conservation of the
birds, game, fur bearing animals and fresh water fish and fish
in the fresh waters of the State of Florida, is agreed to and
shall be submitted to the electors of the State of Florida for
approval or rejection at the next general election to be held
in November, 1952, that is to say that Section 30, of Article IV
of the Constitution of the State of Florida shall be amended
and, as amended, shall read as follows:
Section 30. The Legislature may create a Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission and vest in it or in such board or
commission now created, or that may be created, authority to
make and establish rules and regulations without regard to
uniformity of application relating to the management, restora-
tion, conservation and management of the birds, game, fur
bearing animals, fresh water fish and fish in the fresh waters
of the State of Florida, and may authorize the Commission to
acquire, establish, control and manage hatcheries, sanctuaries,
refuges and reservations for such purpose, and may, among
other things, provide (a) the compensation for the members
of the Commission; (b) a system of civil service for its em-
ployees; (c) the qualification and method of selecting the
Commission members, and (d) for the term of their office,
the length of which shall be wholly within the discretion of
the Legislature.

This Section shall take effect on July 1, 1953.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 36-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
230.08 Florida Statutes providing for nominations in primary
elections of members of the Boards of Public Instruction of
the several counties by providing that the nomination from
each county board member election district shall be by the
qualified electors of that district instead of from the county
at large.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 37-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
closing of bar rooms, saloons, cocktail lounges and other
places for the sale of intoxicating liquors by retail; prohibit-
ing the sale of alcoholic beverages immediately preceding and
on the day of and succeeding any state, county, primary,
general or special election; providing penalties for the vio-
lation hereof; providing the effective date.
The bill was.read the first time by title and referred to the



Committee on Temperance.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 38-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the











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retirement of circuit judges who have been members of the
Judicial Department of the State of Florida under Article V
of the Constitution of the State of Florida continuously for
thirty-five years or more and have retired under the pro-
visions of Section 38.14, Florida Statutes; making appro-
priation for such retirement and providing the effective date
hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Judiciary A and Appropriations.
Mr. Kirkland asked to be recorded present.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 39-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing any
city or town, within its corporate limits, to close all bar rooms,
saloons, cocktail lounges and other places for the sale of in-
toxicating beverages by retail, and to prohibit the sale of
alcoholic beverages, within its corporate limits, immediately
preceding and on the day of and succeeding any general,
primary, special or other municipal election; providing the
effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Temperance.
By Messrs. Andrews and Kirkland of Orange, Smith of Polk,
Ayres of Marion and Johnson of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 40-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
115.07, Florida Statutes, relating to leaves of absence of public
officers and employees for military or naval duty.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.
By Messrs. Andrews and Kirkland of Orange-
H. B. No. 41-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
practice of public accounting amending Section 473.28, ilorida
Statutes, 1941, and providing for the issuance cf certificates
as certified public accountants.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.

By Mr. Williams of Seminole-
H. B. No. 42-A bill to be entitled An Act providing a lien
on the real estate of those persons who are the recipients
of public aid or welfare.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 43-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
40.24, Florida Statutes, relating to the pay of jurors; setting an
effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Bailey of Calhoun-
H. B. No. 44-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
City of Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida, amending the
Charter, being Chapter 18432, Acts of 1937 by amending Section
2 of Chapter 21117, Acts of 1941, relating to the amount of
authorized indebtedness, and amending Section 1 of Chapter
24392, Acts of 1947 providing for revenue certificates for the
electric plant.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 44.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and ordered
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton-



H. J. R. No. 45-A joint resolution proposing an amendment



April 5, 1951



of the state attorney throughout the circuit, including the
right to sign indictments, informations, and other documents,
which he shall sign as assistant state attorney and which, when
so signed, shall have the same force and effect as if signed by
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to Article VI, Section 1, of the Constitution of Florida by re-
ducing the age eligibility of qualified electors to eighteen years
and upward.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Article VI, Section 1 of
the Constitution of Florida is hereby agreed to and shall be
submitted to the electors of the State of Florida at the general
election of 1951, for ratification or rejection.
Section 1. Every person of the age of eighteen years and
upwards that shall, at the time of registration, be a citizen of
the United States, and that shall have resided and had his
habitation, domicile, home and place of permanent abode in
Florida for one year and in the county for six months, shall in
such county be deemed a qualified elector at all elections under
this constitution. Naturalized citizens of the United States at
the time of and before registration shall produce to the regis-
tration officer his certificate of naturalization or a duly cer-
tified copy thereof.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Murray, Smith and Surles of Polk, Ayres of Ma-
rion, Summers of Liberty, Cobb of Volusia, Andrews of Orange,
Bryant of Marion, David of Broward, Rood of Manatee, John-
son of Hillsborough, Simpson of Jefferson, Fascell of Dade,
Kirkland of Orange, Haley of Sarasota, Smith and Williams
of Seminole, Saunders of St. Lucie, Saunders of Clay-
H. J. R. No. 46-A joint resolution proposing a constitutional
amendment relating to the jurisdiction, powers and duties of
State Attorneys, to the number, appointment, tenure, powers,
duties and compensation of Assistant State Attorneys, and to
the abolishing of other prosecuting offices and positions.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That Article Five (5) of the Constitution of Florida be
amended by adding thereto an additional section, to be known
as Section Fifty (50) of said Article, relating to the jurisdic-
tion, powers and duties of state attorneys, to the number,
appointment, tenure, powers, duties and compensation of
assistant state attorneys, and abolishing the offices and posi-
tions of county solicitors, assistant county solicitors, prosecut-
ing attorneys for county courts and county judges' courts and
of all other prosecuting attorneys and assistant prosecuting
attorneys for courts other than circuit courts, and the same
is hereby agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of
the State of Florida for ratification or rejection at the general
election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday
in November, 1952, as follows:
Section 50. (A) On and after the 1st day of July, 1953,
the state attorney in each judicial circuit shall be the prosecut-
ing attorney in all courts having criminal jurisdiction in his
circuit, and he shall have the powers and perform the duties
then or thereafter vested in and imposed by law upon the
prosecuting attorneys of said courts, except that he shall not
be the prosecuting attorney for justice of the peace courts
unless the Legislature shall so require by general or local law;
provided that, if the term of office of any other prosecuting
attorney holding elective office shall extend beyond that date,
then this subsection "A" shall be operative as to the court
served by him from and after his tenure in office terminates
as provided in subsection "C" hereof.

(B) At midnight on June 30, 1953, the term of office of
every assistant state attorney shall expire and his office shall
stand abolished. Thereafter, each state attorney shall appoint
his own assistants. He shall appoint as many assistant state
attorneys as there are counties in his circuit, and may appoint
such further number of assistant state attorneys as the Legis-
lature may provide for by general law. One of said assistants
shall reside in each county in the circuit. Each assistant shall
serve during the pleasure of the state attorney, and shall be
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assistants shall be under the direction of the state attorney
appointing them. The Legislature shall by general law fix the
compensation of such assistants.
(C) At midnight on June 30, 1953, the offices and positions
of county solicitors, assistant county solicitors, prosecuting
attorneys for county courts and county judges' courts, and of
all other prosecuting attorneys and assistant prosecuting at-
torneys, however created and named, for courts other than
circuit courts, shall be and stand abolished and their powers
and duties shall thereafter be exercised by the state attorney
and his assistants under his direction; provided, that, if the
term of office of any such prosecuting attorney who is an
elective officer shall extend beyond that date, his office, and
the offices or positions of his assistants, if any, shall be and
stand abolished at the end of his said term of office or upon
his prior death, resignation, or removal pursuant to the pro-
visions of Article Four (4), section fifteen (15) of this Con-
stitution, and thereafter his powers and duties shall vest in
and be exercised by the state attorney and his assistants under
his direction.
(D) On and after the 1st day of July, 1953, each state
attorney shall, in his judicial circuit, concurrently with the
several sheriffs of the counties thereof, enforce the criminal
laws of the state of Florida; and each state attorney and
assistant state attorney shall, throughout his judicial circuit,
have all the powers of a deputy sheriff to make arrests with
or without warrant, carry weapons, and serve subpoenas and
search warrants.
(E) Each state attorney shall have the right to appoint one
or more special investigators, to serve during his pleasure,
who shall have all of the powers of a deputy sheriff to make
arrests with or without warrant, carry weapons, and serve
subpoenas and search warrants, and who shall work under the
direction of the state attorney. The Legislature shall by general
law fix the number and compensation of such special in-
vestigators.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Murray, Smith and Surles of Polk, David of
Broward, Cobb of Volusia, Bryant and Ayres of Marion, Sum-
mers of Liberty, Andrews and Kirkland of Orange, Rood of
Manatee, Johnson and Moody of Hillsborough, Simpson of
Jefferson, Pascell and Floyd of Dade, Haley of Sarasota, Smith
and Williams of Seminole, Saunders of St. Lucie, and Saunders
of Clay-
H. B. No. 47-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to horse
and dog racing; prohibiting prescribed classes of persons from
holding a horse or dog racing permit in the State of Florida,
or being members of an association holding such a permit, or
being officers or directors of a corporation holding such a
permit, or being employees of the holder of any such permit in
connection with the racing business; and providing for the
revocation of racing permits in case of the violation of this
Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Amusements.
By Messrs. Murray, Smith and Surles of Polk, David of
Broward, Cobb of Volusia, Bryant of Marion, Summers of
Liberty, Andrews of Orange, Ayres of Marion, Rood of Mana-
tee, Johnson of Hillsborough, Moody of Hillsborough, Simpson
of Jefferson, Fascell of Dade, Floyd of Dade, Kirkland of
Orange, Haley of Sarasota, Smith and Williams of Seminole,
Saunders of St. Lucie and Saunders of Clay-
H. B. No. 48-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to horse
racing and dog racing; prohibiting any person or corporation
or combination of persons and/or corporations from owning a
controlling interest, as herein defined, in more than one racing
permit, and providing for the termination of any violation of
such prohibition by suit brought by the State Racing Commis-
sion; requiring the filing of sworn statements showing the
names, addresses and interests of all persons and corporations
having interests in racing permits held by associations and



corporations, and requiring the revocation of permits if false
statements are filed in behalf of the holders thereof; pro-
hibiting the owner of a controlling interest in one racing
permit from accepting from, or being paid any salary or re-
muneration by, the holder of another racing permit, except
dividends on corporate stock, and authorizing the suspension
or revocation of the permits of permit holders violating such



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By Messrs. Murray, Smith and Surles of Polk, David of
Broward, Cobb of Volusia, Bryant of Marion, Summers of
Liberty, Andrews of Orange, Ayres of Marion, Rood of Mana-
tee, Johnson of Hillsborough, Moody of Hillsborough, Simpson
of Jefferson, Fascell of Dade, Floyd of Dade, Kirkland of



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prohibition; prohibiting an officer, director or employee in a
managerial or supervisory capacity of one permit holder from
being an officer or director or employee in a managerial or
supervisory capacity of another permit holder, and authorizing
the suspension or revocation of permits of permit holders
whose actions make a violation of such prohibition possible;
and providing criminal penalties for the violation of this Act
and for wilfully making false statements in the sworn state-
ments required to be filed hereunder.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Amusements.
By Messrs. Murray, Smith and Surles of Polk, David of
Broward, Cobb of Volusia, Bryant of Marion, Summers of
Liberty, Andrews of Orange, Ayres of Marion, Rood of Mana-
tee, Johnson of Hillsborough, Moody of Hillsborough, Simpson
of Jefferson, Fascell of Dade, Floyd of Dade, Kirkland of
Orange, Haley of Sarasota, Smith and Williams of Seminole,
Saunders of St. Lucie and Saunders of Clay-
H. B. No. 49-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
gambling; prescribing penalties for engaging in the species
of gambling commonly known as bookmaking; and prescribing
the effective date hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Murray, Smith and Surles of Polk, David of
Broward, Cobb of Volusia, Bryant of Marion, Summers of
Liberty, Andrews of Orange, Ayres of Marion, Rood of Mana-
tee, Johnson of Hillsborough, Moody of Hillsborough, Simpson
of Jefferson, Fascell of Dade, Floyd of Dade, Kirkland of
Orange, Haley of Sarasota, Smith and Williams of Seminole,
Saunders of St. Lucie and Saunders of Clay-
H. B. No. 50-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to hotels,
apartment houses and rooming houses; defining said terms
for the purposes hereof; authorizing the hotel commissioner to
suspend or revoke the license issued by him for any hotel,
apartment house or rooming house when the manager, assist-
ant manager or desk clerk, or any other person in charge,
control or management thereof, suffers or permits gambling
therein or in or upon any premises which are used in con-
nection therewith and are under the same management; pre-
scribing the proceedings for such suspension or revocation
and for the review of such proceedings; relating to the burden
of proof at suspension and revocation hearings and prescribing
the effective date hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Hotels & Inn Keepers.
By Messrs. Murray, Smith and Surles of Polk, David of
Broward, Cobb of Volusia, Bryant of Marion, Summers of
Liberty, Andrews of Orange, Ayres of Marion, Rood of Mana-
tee, Johnson of Hillsborough, Moody of Hillsborough, Simpson
of Jefferson, Fascell of Dade, Floyd of Dade, Kirkland of
Orange, Haley of Sarasota, Smith and Williams of Seminole,
Saunders of St. Lucie and Saunders of Clay-,
H. B. No. 51-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to gambling,
gambling contracts and gambling losses; declaring void gam-
bling contracts not expressly authorized by law; providing for
the recovery of money and things of value; or the value thereof,
lost in such transactions and paid or delivered and also, for
the use and benefit of the State of Florida, of an amount equal
to the amount of money lost and paid and the value of the
thing of value lost and delivered; providing for the recovery of
reasonable attorneys' fees; prescribing the persons who may
maintain such suits and the persons against whom such suits
may be brought; prescribing that attachment, garnishment and
replevin shall be available to the plaintiffs in such suits; pro-
viding immunity from prosecution for the losers of money or
property involved in such suits who testify or produce evidence
therein; prescribing the duties of the State Attorney with
respect to such suits; prescribing procedure in such suits; and
prescribing the effective date hereof.
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Orange, Haley of Sarasota, Smith and Williams of Seminole,
Saunders of St. Lucie and Saunders of Clay-
H. B. No. 52-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
849.09, Florida Statutes, 1949, relating to lotteries; and to
provide the effective date hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Messrs. Murray of Polk, David of Broward, Cobb of Volu-
sia, Bryant of Marion, Summers of Liberty, Andrews of Orange,
Ayres of Marion, Rood of Manatee, Johnson of Hillsborough,
Moody of Hillsborough, Simpscn of Jefferson, Fascell of Dade,
Floyd of Dade, Kirkland of Orange, Haley of Sarasota, Smith
and Williams of Seminole, Saunders of St. Lucie and Saunders
of Clay-
H. B. No. 53-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and
requiring the filing of sworn itemized statements of assets
by persons elected to office or appointed to elective office or
holding elective office by election or appointment, whether
the office be state, county or municipal; prescribing the con-
sequences of failure to file such statements; and prescribing
the effective date hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Messrs. Murray, Smith and Surles of Po k, David cf
Broward, Cobb of Volusia, Bryant of Marion, Summers of
Liberty, Andrews of Orange, Ayres of Marion, Rood of Mana-
tee, Johnson of Hillsborough, Moody of Hillsborough, Simpson
of Jefferson, Fascell of Dade, Floyd of Dade, Kirkland of
Orange, Haley of Sarasota, Smith and Williams of Seminole,
Saunders of St. Lucie and Saunders of Clay-
H. B. No. 54-A bill entitled An Act relating to racing; pro-
viding that the records, books, maps, documents and papers
of the State Racing Commission shall be open at all times
to the inspection of any citizen of Florida; and providing
penalties for the violation hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Amusements.
By Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte-
H. B No. 55-A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the
operation of passenger for hire busses in excess of certain
speeds and providing penalties for violations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers.
By Messrs. Murray, Smith and Surles of Polk, David of
Broward, Cobb of Volusia, Bryant of Marion, Summers of
Liberty, Andrews of Orange, Ayres of Marion, Rood of Mana-
tee, Johnson of Hillsborough, Moody of Hillsborough, Simpson
of Jefferson, Fascell of Dade, Floyd of Dade, Kirkland of
Orange, Haley of Sarasota, Smith and Williams of Seminole,
Saunders of St. Lucie and Saunders of Clay-
H. B. No. 56-A bill to be entitled An Act making it unlaw-
ful for the holder of a horse or dog racing permit, or for a
member of an association or an officer, director or stockholder
of a corporation holding such a permit, to make any political
contribution; prescribing the penalty for the violation hereof;
and prescribing the effective date hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.

Mr. MacWilliam moved that House Bill No. 56 which was
referred to the Committee on Elections also be referred to the
Committee on Public Amusements.
The motion was not agreed to and House Bill No. 56 was
referred only to the Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Kirkland of Orange-
H. B. No. 57-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
attorney's fee as a punitive measure in actions against public
utilities concerning rates.



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



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first Secretary of Labor and Commerce hereunder, this section
shall take effect upon its approval.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
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Mr. Kirkland moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 57 be withdrawn from the Committee on
Public Utilities and referred to the Committee on Judiciary A.
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 57 remained in the Committee on Public
Utilities.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnarnm-
H. J. R. No. 58-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE
AMENDMENT OF SECTION 12 OF THE DECLARATION OF
RIGHTS RELATING TO DOUBLE JEOPARDY; SELF-IN-
CRIMINATION; EMINENT DOMAIN; RIGHT TO WORK.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment of Section 12 of the Declara-
tion of Rights of the Constitution of the State of Florida
relating to double jeopardy; self-incrimination; eminent do-
main and right to work is agreed to and shall be submitted
to the electors of the State of Florida for approval or re-
jection at the next General Election to be held in November,
1952, that is to say that said Section 12 of the Declaration of
Rights of the Constitution of the State of Florida shall be
amended, and, as amended, shall read as follows:
Section 12. Double Jeopardy; Self-Incrimination; Eminent
Domain.-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.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. J. R. No. 59-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN
AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV OF THE CONSTITUTION
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, BY ADDING THERETO AN
ADDITIONAL SECTION TO BE NUMBERED BY THE SEC-
RETARY OF STATE, PROVIDING FOR A SECRETARY OF
LABOR AND COMMERCE, HIS POWERS AND DUTIES;
PROVIDING FOR APPOINTMENT BY THE GOVERNOR
AND CONFIRMATION BY THE SENATE OF THE FIRST
SECRETARY OF LABOR AND COMMERCE; AND THAT HE
SHALL THEREAFTER BE ELECTED AT THE TIME OF
VOTING FOR GOVERNOR.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Article IV of the Con-
stitution of the State of Florida, by adding thereto an
additional section to be numbered by the secretary of state,
is agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of the
State of Florida for approval or rejection at the next General
Election to be held in November of the year 1952, as follows:
Section There shall be an Administrative Officer to
assist the Governor, who shall be a member of his cabinet,
as provided in Section 20 hereof, to be known as the Sec-
retary of Labor and Commerce, who, consistent with the
other provisions of this constitution, shall perform such duties
in relation to labor and commerce and such other duties and
receive such compensation as the Legislature may provide
by law.
This section shall take effect July i, 1953, and the first
Secretary of Labor and Commerce hereunder shall be ap-
pointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the
Senate at the 1953 Session of the Florida Legislature, and he
shall hold offices from July 1, 1953 to the first Tuesday after
the first Monday in January after the election of his suc-
cessor, provided the first election of such officer shall be
had at the time of voting for Governor, in 1956.
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By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-

H. J. R. No. 60-A joint resolution proposing an amend-
ment to Article IV of the Constitution of the State of Florida,
by adding thereto an additional section to be numbered by
the Secretary of State; providing for a collector of revenue,
his powers and duties; providing for appointment by the gov-
ernor and confirmation by the senate of the first collector
of revenue; and that he shall thereafter be elected at the
time of voting for governor.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:

That the following amendment to Article IV of the Consti-
tution of the State of Florida, by adding thereto an additional
section to be numbered by the secretary of state, is agreed to
and shall be submitted to the electors of the State of Florida
for approval or rejection at the next General Election to be
held in November of the year 1952, as follows:
Section........ There shall be an Administrative Officer to as-
sist the Governor, who shall be a member of his cabinet, as
provided in Section 20 hereof, to be known as the Collector of
Revenue, who, consistent with the other provisions of this con-
stitution, shall collect all revenues accruing to the State and
perform such other duties and receive such compensation as
the Legislature may provide by Law.
This section shall take effect July 1, 1953, and the first
Collector of Revenue shall be appointed by the Governor,
subject to confirmation by the Senate at the 1953 session of
the Florida Legislature, and he shall hold office from July 1,
1953, to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January
after the election of his successor, provided the first election
of such officer shall be had at the time of voting for Gov-
ernor, in 1956.
For the purpose of providing for the appointment of the
first collector of revenue hereunder, this section shall take
effect upon its approval.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. J. R. No. 61-A joint resolution proposing the amend-
ment of Section 30, of Article III of the Constitution of the
State of Florida relating to appropriations.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:

That the following amendment of Section 30, Article III of
the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to appropria-
tions is agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of
the State of Florida for ratification or rejection at the next
General Election to be held in November, 1952; that is to say
that said Section 30, Article III of the Constitution of the
State of Florida shall be amended and as amended shall read
as follows:

Section 30. Laws making appropriations for the salaries of
public officials and employees and all other expenses of the
State shall contain provisions on no other subject, nor shall
an appropriation be an incident of any other bill; all State
appropriations except appropriations for the county schools,
counties, cities, or other political subdivisions of the State,
and for pensions, retirement funds and trust funds, shall be
included in one general appropriation bill or an amendment
or supplement thereto, and shall be for no longer than two
years. All appropriations made prior to the adoption of this
section which are contrary to the provisions of this Section
shall expire as of July 1, 1953.

-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committees on Constitutional Amendments and Appropria-
tions.

By Messrs. Murray, Smith and Surles of Polk, Summers of
Liberty, Andrews of Orange, Bryant of Marion, and David



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H. J. R. No. 62-A joint resolution proposing an amendment
to Article 16 of the Constitution of Florida by adding thereto
a section providing for the recall and removal by the elec-
torate of sheriffs, state attorneys, county solicitors, and prose-
cuting attorneys for counties having county courts.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That Article 16 of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended by adding thereto the following
additional section, to be known as Section 34 of said Article,
which amendment is hereby agreed to and shall be submitted
to the electors of the State of Florida for ratification or re-
jection at the General Election to be held on the Tuesday
after the first Monday in November, 1952, to-wit:
Section 34. The Legislature shall provide by general law
for the recall and removal from office of sheriffs, state attor-
neys, county solicitors, and prosecuting attorneys for counties
having county courts, by the electors of the respective counties
or judicial circuits served by said officers. The fact that any
such officer may be under suspension from office shall not
prevent his recall and removal under the provisions of the
laws enacted pursuant hereto.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Jernigan and Darby of Escambia-
H. B. No. 63-A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the com-
pensation of the Judge of the Court of Record in and for
Escambia County, to be paid by the County of Escambia.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Phillips of Hernando, Williams of Seminole,
Rood of Manatee, Pearce of Highlands, Cobb of Volusia, Webb
of Washington, Kirkland of Orange, Johnson of Hillsborough,
Floyd and Fascell of Dade, and Williams of Citrus.
H. B. No. 64-A bill to be entitled An Act to require the
enrichment of flour, bread, degerminated meal and degermi-
nated grits by adding certain nutritional ingredients which,
normal to grain and vital to health, are depleted in these
foods as a result of refining and processing; and to provide
for the administration and enforcement thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Fascell of Dade-
H. B. No. 65-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare,
designate and establish a certain State Road and give it a
name.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Floyd of Dade-
H. B. No. 66-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
238.05 (1) (a), Laws of Florida, 1949, providing for the ex-
tension of time within which any person who heretofore has
elected not to become a member, to have the option of be-
coming a member of the Retirement System for School
Teachers.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education A.
By Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte-
H. B. No. 67-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend para-
graph (e) of subsection (2) of Section 234.08 Florida Statutes
relating to specifications of equipment of school buses, by re-
quiring each school bus to be equipped with red blinker lights.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers.



By Mr. Payne of Pasco-
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320.42 of Florida Statutes 1941 and prohibiting the use of
rough surfaced wheels, or otherwise operating vehicles or
other implements upon the highway of this state which by
reason of their design and construction would cause injury
to such highway, and prohibiting the use over such highway
in such a manner as would cause injury thereto and providing
penalty for the violation of this act and providing for the ef-
fective date thereof and repealing any and all laws in conflict
therewith.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. Payne of Pasco-
H. B. No. 69--A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
443.04, Florida Statutes, relating to the payment of benefits
under the Florida Unemployment Compensation Law; revising
the amount of benefits allowed and extending the duration of
benefits to twenty-six weeks; providing for sick benefits; also
amending Chapter 443, Florida Statutes, by adding thereto an
additional section relating to employees and requiring all em-
ployees to make contributions, equal in amount to the con-
tribution required of his employer and providing for the with-
holding of such contributions by the employer from the wages
of each employee and remittance of such sums withheld in
same manner as employees contributions are remitted.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Workmen's Compensation.
Mr. Merchant moved that House Bill No. 69 which was
referred to the Committee on Workmen's Compensation also
be referred to the Committee on Labor.
The motion was agreed to and House Bill No. 69 was ordered
jointly referred to the Committees on Workmen's Compensa-
tion and Labor.
Mr. Payne moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 69 be withdrawn from the Committee on Labor.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Okell moved that the motion by Mr. Payne be laid on
the table.
The motion to lay on the table was agreed to and House
Bill No. 69 remained in the Committees on Workmen's Com-
pensation and Labor.
By Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte-
H. B. No. 70-A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter
23619, Laws of 1949, relating to the levy and collection of a
privilege tax upon sales of personal property, admissions and
rentals of real and personal property.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte-
H. J. R. No. 71-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN
AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VI, SECTION 1, OF THE CON-
STITUTION OF FLORIDA BY REDUCING THE AGE ELIGI-
BILITY OF QUALIFIED ELECTORS TO EIGHTEEN YEARS
AND UPWARD.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:

That the following amendment to Article VI, Section 1 of
the Constitution of Florida is hereby agreed to and shall
be submitted to the electors of the State of Florida at the
general election of 1951, for ratification or rejection.

Section 1. Every person of the age of eighteen years and
upwards that shall, at the time of registration, be a citizen of
the United States, and that shall have resided and had his
habitation, domicile, home and place of permanent abode in
Florida for one year and in the county for six months, shall
in such county be deemed a qualified elector at all elections
under this constitution. Naturalized citizens of the United
States at the time of and before registration shall produce



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TALLAHASSEE

Gentlemen of the Legislature:



April 5, 1951



In Pursuance of the requirement of Section 11 of Article
IV of the State Constitution, I have the honor to transmit
herewith a report covering every case of fine or forfeiture
remitted, or reprieve, pardon or commutation granted, stating
the name of the convict, the crime for which he was con-
victed, the sentence, its date, and the date of its remission,
commutation, pardon or reprieve since making report to the
Legislature, April 5, 1949.
Respectfully submitted,
FULLER WARREN
Governor
Cecil DuBose, convicted in the Circuit Court of Okaloosa
County, Florida, Spring term thereof, 1922, of the offense of
Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Misdemeanor,
sentence withheld, and placed on probation, and later sen-
tence suspended, granted a full and complete pardon April
19, 1949.
William Isted, convicted in the Circuit Court of Lake County,
Florida, Spring term 1938, of the offense of Manslaughter
and sentenced to serve twenty years in the State prison,
granted a commutation of sentence to the time served on
May 3, 1949.
J. D. Rivers, convicted in the Court of Crimes of Dade
County, Florida, June term 1930, of the offense of Petit
Larceny, and sentenced therefore to imprisonment in the County
jail for 90 days hard labor, and who served said sentence,
granted a full and complete pardon May 17, 1949.
Harris W. Hall, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Hillsborough County, Florida, November term 1937, of the
offense of Armed Robbery and sentenced to serve fifteen
years in the State prison, and who was granted a conditional
parole on May 17, 1942, granted a full and complete pardon
June 14, 1949.
Vernon Hollingsworth, alias Babe Hollingsworth, convicted in
the Circuit Court of Hardee County, Florida, Fall term 1922,
of the offense of Larceny of an Automobile and sentenced
therefore to serve eighteen months in the State prison, and who
served said sentence, granted a full and complete pardon June
14, 1949.
Lino Ruiz, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Hillsborough County, Florida, July term thereof 1926, of the
offense of Conducting a Lottery and sentenced to serve one
year and one day in the State prison, and who was granted a



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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.
Mr. Okell moved that the House stand in informal recess
for ten minutes.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon at the hour of 11:35 A.M. the House stood in
recess.

Pursuant to recess order, the House reconvened at 11:45 A.M.

Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and the House
now revert to the order of business, Receiving of Communi-
cations.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
COMMUNICATIONS
The following communication was received and read:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT












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conditional pardon March 17, 1928, effective April 1, 1928,
granted a full and complete pardon June 14, 1949.
Clifford Leon Stone, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Orange County, Florida, September term 1942, of
the offense of Armed Robbery and sentenced to serve ten years
in the State prison, and who was granted a conditional parole
on July 12, 1944, granted a full and complete pardon June 14,
1949.

Clifford Jackson Taylor, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Dade County, Florida, March term 1939, of the of-
fense of Manslaughter and sentenced to serve ten years in the
State prison, and who was granted a conditional parole on
October 4, 1942, granted a full and complete pardon June
14, 1949.

Ronald D. Weaver, convicted in the Circuit Court of Nassau
County, Florida, Spring term 1940, of the offense of Armed
Robbery and sentenced therefore to serve seven years in the
State prison, and who was granted a parole on January 12,
1944, granted a full and complete pardon June 14, 1949.
Maynard Williams, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Hillsborough County, Florida, February term 1929,
of the offense of Keeping a Gaming House, 4 counts, and sen-
tenced therefore on the first count to serve one year and one
day in the State prison, or to pay a fine of $1,000.00, sentence
suspended on the second and third counts, and sentence de-
ferred on the fourth count, and who paid said fine, granted
a full and complete pardon June 14, 1949.
Raymond Ross Cutting, convicted in the County Judge's
Court of Leon County, Florida, January 17, 1949, of the of-
fense of Reckless Driving and sentenced to pay a fine of
$25.00, or to serve thirty days in the County jail, granted a
remission of fine June 14, 1949.
Roosevelt Branch, convicted in the Circuit Court of Duval
County, Florida, Fall term 1947, of the offense of Murder in
the First Degree and sentenced to Death by Electocution,
commuted to life imprisonment in the State prison July 27,
1949.
H. B. Sanders, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Duval County, Florida, November term 1937, of the of-
fense of Breaking and Entering a Building with Intent to
Commit a Misdemeanor and sentenced to serve two and one-
half years in the State prison, and who served said sentence
with an excellent record, granted a full and complete pardon
August 2, 1949.
Harry Sitamore alias Harry Sidamore, alias Jerry Leitel,
convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of Dade County,
Florida, April term 1933, of the offense of Breaking and En-
tering with Intent to Commit a Felony, 4 charges, and sen-
tenced therefore to serve forty years in the State prison, and
who was granted a conditional parole on December 2, 1947,
granted a full and complete pardon August 2, 1949.
James Rice Merriweather, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Sarasota County, Florida, Fall term 1948, of the offense of
Aggravated Assault and sentenced to serve one year in the
County jail, granted a commutation of sentence to the pay-
ment of a fine of $200.00 and costs of Court, thereby remitting
the jail sentence, August 2, 1949.
Garfield Ruff, convicted in the Circuit Court of Duval
County, Florida, Spring term 1948, of the offense of Murder in
the First Degree and sentenced to death by electrocution,
granted a commutation of sentence to Life Imprisonment in
the State Prison, September 13, 1949.
H. N. Carr, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Dade County, Florida, October term 1948, of the offense of
Abortion and sentenced to serve three years in the State
prison, granted a commutation of sentence to one year in the
State prison September 27, 1949.
Robert Gray, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record



of Dade County, Florida, May 18, 1949, of the offense of Aggra-
vated Assault and sentenced to serve one year in the County
jail, granted a full and complete pardon October 11, 1949.



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P. R. LaFlamme, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Duval County, Florida, February term 1949, of the offense
of Larceny of Automobile and sentenced therefore to serve one
year in the County jail, granted a commutation of sentence
October 25, 1949, to time served.
Ernest Bryant, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Dade County, Florida, May term 1932, of the offense of
Armed Robbery and sentenced therefore to life imprisonment
in the State prison, and who was granted a conditional parole
on May 31, 1942, granted a full and complete pardon November
1, 1949.
Albert House, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Hillsborough County, Florida, February 22, 1936, of the offense
of Possessing Burglarious Tools, Case No. 233, and sentenced to
serve ten years in the State Prison, granted a conditional par-
don November 8, 1949, effective November 11, 1949.
Edwin E. Fouraker, Jr., convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Duval County, Florida, August Term 1949, of the
offense of Manslaughter, and sentenced to serve three years
in the State Prison or the payment of $1,000.00 fine, granted
a full and complete pardon November 29, 1949.
Ward Otis Brewer, convicted in the Circuit Court of Pinellas
County, Florida, Fall term 1949, of the offense of Bigamy
and Worthless Check, and sentenced to serve a total sentence
of three years in the State prison, granted a Conditional Par-
don on January 17, 1950, effective January 23, 1950.
Joe T. Hart, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Duval County, Florida, March 2, 1949, of the offense of Issuing
Worthless Check, 2 charges, and Escape, and sentenced to
serve a total of fifteen months in the County jail, granted a
Conditional Pardon January 17, 1950.
James Caywood Murdock, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Duval County, Florida, Spring term 1942, of the offense of
Manslaughter and sentenced to serve fourteen years in the
State prison, granted a commutation of sentence to five years
in the State prison January 24, 1950.
Dixie Mason, convicted in the Circuit Court of Manatee
County, Florida, on December 6, 1949, for an offense of Driving
a Motor Vehicle While Under Influence of Intoxicating Liquor,
and sentenced to pay a fine of $250.00, including the costs
of Court, or to serve four months in the County jail, granted
a commutation of sentence to the time served as of January
31, 1950.
Clyde Byrd, convicted in the Circuit Court of Marion County,
Florida, Fall term 1928, of the offense of Grand Larceny, and
was granted a conditional parole September 23, 1929, effective
October 4, 1929, granted a full and complete pardon February
3, 1950.
Marion T. Camp, convicted in the Court of Record of Es-
cambia County, Florida, at the December term 1925, of the
offense of Larceny of Auto and sentenced to serve two years
in the State Se prison, granted a Conditional Pardon February
28, 1950.
James Blackburn, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord of Palm Beach County, Florida, July term 1947, of the
offense of Grand Larceny, and placed on probation and ordered
to make restitution as far as possible by returning such equip-
ment as might be replaced in planes, granted a full and com-
plete pardon March 14, 1950.
V. T. Bogard, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Orange County, Florida, September term 1943, of the offense
of Manslaughter, and sentenced to serve five years in the
State prison, granted a full and complete pardon March 14,
1950.
Barnard Bosso, convicted in the Court of Record of Escambia



County. Florida, December term 1948, of the offense of Keeping
a Gambling Table, and sentenced to pay a fine of $2,000.00, on
condition that he pay said fine within 48 hours, and that all
gambling devices be destroyed on written order of the Court,
granted a full and complete pardon March 14, 1950.
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Escambia County, Florida, December term 1948, of the offenses
of Keeping a Gaming Table, Exhibition of Obscene Pictures
and Possession of Obscene Moving Pictures for Purposes of
Loan and Circulation, and sentenced to pay a fine of $4,000.00,
all gambling devices to be destroyed on written order of the
Court, and that he be placed on probation for a period of
seven years and that he pay the aforesaid fine within 48
hours, granted a full and complete pardon March 14, 1950.
Jack Bradley, convicted in the Circuit Court of Dixie County,
Florida, Fall term 1932, of the offense of Grand Larceny, and
sentenced to serve two years in the State prison, granted a
full and complete pardon March 14, 1950.
R. H. Bullock, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Palm Beach County, Florida, June term 1935, of the offense
of Forgery, and sentenced to serve seven years in the State
Prison, granted a full and complete pardon March 14, 1950.
Charles Gay, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Palm Beach County, Florida, July term 1947, of the offense of
Grand Larceny, and placed on probation and ordered to make
restitution as far as possible by returning such equipment
as might be replaced in planes, granted a full and complete
pardon March 14, 1950.
Owen Haig, Jr., convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Palm Beach County, Florida, July term 1947, of the offense
of Grand Larceny, and placed on probation and ordered to
make restitution as far as possible by returning such equipment
as might be replaced in planes, granted a full and complete
pardon March 14, 1950.
J. E. Hathaway, convicted in the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, Spring term 1947, of the offense of Possessing
Lottery Device, and sentenced, therefore to pay a fine of
$1,000.00 and cost of arrest and capias only, and who paid
said fine and cost, granted a full and complete pardon March
14, 1950.
James Jenkins, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Hillsborough County, Florida, April term 1942, of the offense
of Assault with Intent to Commit Manslaughter, and sentenced
to serve five years in the State prison, granted a full and com-
plete pardon March 14, 1950.
Joe Johnson, convicted in the Circuit Court of Escambia
County, Florida, Fall term 1938, of the offense of Manslaughter,
and sentenced to serve twelve years in the State prison, and
who was granted a conditional parole on September 5, 1944,
granted a full and complete pardon March 14, 1950.
Marion F. Johnson, convicted in the Circuit Court of Lee
County, Florida, Fall term 1945, of the offense of Conducting
a Lottery, and sentenced to serve eighteen months in the State
prison, granted a full and complete pardon March 14, 1950.
Clarence Kah, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Palm Beach County, Florida, July term 1947, of the offense
of Grand Larceny, and placed on probation and ordered to
make restitution as far as possible by returning such equipment
as might be replaced in planes, granted full and complete
pardon March 14, 1950.
Jerry Laughlin, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Palm Beach County, Florida, July term 1947, of the offense
of Grand Larceny, and placed on probation and ordered to
make restitution as far as possible by returning such equip-
ment as might be replaced in planes, granted a full and com-
plete pardon March 14, 1950.
Joe Maultsby, convicted in the Circuit Court of Jackson
County, Florida, Fall term 1927, of the offense of Breaking
and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony, and sentenced
therefore to serve five years in the State prison, granted a
full and complete pardon March 14, 1950.
Joe Perez, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Hillsborough County, Florida, December term 1939, of the
offense of Armed Robbery, and sentenced to serve seven years
in the State prison, granted a full and complete pardon March
14, 1950.



Cranstoun Reinoso, convicted in the Criminal Court



April 5, 1951



Joseph R. Wilkinson, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Marion County, Florida, Fall term 1946, of the offense of Op-
erating a Lottery and sentenced to serve two years in the
State prison, and who was granted a parole November 26,
1946, granted a full and complete pardon June 28, 1950.

Marjorie Murray Doster, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record of Duval County at the August term 1949, of the



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of Record of Palm Beach County, Florida, July term 1947, of
the offense of Grand Larceny, and placed on probation and
ordered to make restitution as far as possible by returning
such equipment as might be replaced in planes, granted a full
and complete pardon March 14, 1950.
Peter Sturrock, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Palm Beach County, Florida, July term 1947, of the of-
fense of Attempted Grand Larceny, and placed on probation
and ordered to make restitution as far as possible by returning
such equipment as might be replaced in planes, granted a
full and complete pardon March 14, 1950.
William Upthegrove, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Palm Beach County, Florida, July term 1947, of
the offense of Grand Larceny, and placed on probation and
ordered to make restitution as far as possible by returning
such equipment as might be replaced in planes, granted a
full and complete pardon March 14, 1950.
Robert Webb, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Palm Beach County, Florida, July term 1947, of the of-
fense of Grand Larceny, and placed on probation and ordered
to make restitution as far as possible by returning such equip-
ment as might be replaced in planes, granted a full and com-
plete pardon March 14, 1950.
Lyman Webster, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Palm Beach County, Florida, July term 1947, of the offense
of Grand Larceny, and placed on probation and ordered to
make restitution as far as possible by returning such equip-
ment as might be replaced in planes, granted a full and
complete pardon March 14, 1950.
James Dixon, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Duval County, Florida, at the December term 1944, of the
offense of Breaking and Entering, and Grand Larceny, and
sentenced therefore to serve ten years in the State prison,
granted a conditional pardon March 14, 1950.
Mrs. Dewey Marshall, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Santa Rosa County, Florida, at the Fall term 1947, of the
offense of Perjury, 2 Counts, and sentenced to serve six years
in the State prison, granted a Conditional Pardon March
14, 1950.
Frank Harrington, Jr., convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Polk County, Florida, on October 4, 1941, of the
offense of Entering Without Breaking to Commit a Felony,
and no sentence has been passed upon his record plea of
guilty and there is now a stop order outstanding in connection
therewith for his return to Polk County for sentencing, granted
a full pardon April 4, 1950.
Ed Ingram, convicted in the Circuit Court of Nassau County,
Florida, Special term 1937, of the offense of Murder in the
First Degree, and sentenced to death by electrocution, and
who has been granted clemency as follows: On March 28, 1939,
granted a commutation of sentence to life imprisonment in the
State prison and on September 5, 1944, granted a parole by
the Florida Parole Commission, granted a full and complete
pardon April 4, 1950.
John Restucher, convicted in the Court of Record of Es-
cambia County, Florida, April 8, 1929, of the offense of Rob-
bery, 2 counts, and sentenced to serve five years in the State
prison, and who was also convicted in the same Court on
October 25, 1930, of the offense of Grand Larceny and
sentenced to serve one year in the State prison, granted a
full and complete pardon April 11, 1950.
Paul E. Myre, convicted in the County Judge's Court of
Leon County, Florida, April 4, 1950, of the offense of Petit
Larceny, and sentenced to serve 60 days in the County jail,
or to pay a fine of $100.00, granted a Conditional Pardon
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offense of Unlawful Intoxication, and sentenced to serve three
months in the County jail, granted a conditional pardon
July 6, 1950.
J. E. Crosby, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Hillsborough County, Florida, March term 1948, of the of-
fense of Forgery and sentenced to serve one year in the County
jail; and also convicted in said Court, October term 1948, and
again in said Court April term 1950, of the offense of Escape
and sentenced to serve an additional six months and sixty
days, respectively, in the County jail, making a total sen-
tence of one year and eight months, granted a commutation of
said sentences August 10, 1950, to time served.
Trudie Lopresto, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Hillsborough County, Florida, at the August term 1948, of
the offense of Manslaughter, and sentenced to serve -ive
years in the State Penitentiary, granted a Conditional Pardon
August 22, 1950.
Jack Erdmann, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Dade County, Florida, January term 1950, of the offense of
Breaking and Entering and sentenced to serve one year in
the State prison, granted a commutation of sentence on August
22, 1950, to expire August 25, 1950.

Grover Godwin, convicted in the County Judge's Court of
Leon County, Florida, January 5, 1950, of the offense of
Drunkenness and sentenced to pay a fine of $25.00, granted a
remission of fine August 29, 1950.
W. T. Kinsey, convicted in the County Judge's Court of
Leon County, Florida, December 27, 1949, of the offense of
Passing Worthless Check and sentenced to pay a fine of $25.00,
granted remission of fine August 29, 1950.
William E. Olson, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord of Duval County, Florida, at the April term 1950, of the
offense of Larceny of a Motor Vehicle and sentenced to
serve Two Years in the State prison, granted a Conditional
Pardon on August 29, 1950, effective September 3, 1950.
M. A. Wood, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Palm Beach, County, Florida, September 1947, of the offense
of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle with Intent to
Commit Grand Larceny, and sentenced to serve five years in
the State prison, granted a commutation of sentence September
8, 1950, to time served..
John H. Acree, convicted in the Circuit Court of Hamilton
County, Florida, at the Spring term 1949, of the offense of
Grand Larceny and sentenced to serve two years in the State
prison, granted a conditional pardon on September 18, 1950,
effective September 19, 1950.
A. B. Chastain, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Hillsborough County, Florida, June term 1937, of the of-
fense of Armed Robbery and sentenced to serve twenty years in
the State prison, and who was granted a conditional pardon
on June 18, 1940, effective July 7, 1940, granted a full and com-
plete pardon September 19, 1950.
Roy Crocker, convicted in the Circuit Court of Brevard
County, Florida, Spring Term 1935, of the offense of Robbery
and sentenced to serve twelve years in the State prison and
who was granted a parole October 17, 1939, effective November
19, 1939, granted a full and complete pardon September 19,
1950.
Clarence Galbreath, convicted in the Circuit Court of Dixie
County, Florida, Fall term 1942, of the offense of Larceny of
Hog and sentenced to serve two years in the State prison, and
who was granted a conditional parole May 18, 1943, granted a
full and complete pardon September 19, 1950.
Leland Thomas Long, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Seminole County, Florida, Fall term 1943, of the offense of
Larceny of Bull and sentenced to serve three years in the



State prison, and who was granted a conditional parole Jan-
uary 29, 1946, granted a full and complete pardon September
19, 1950.
Phillip Simpson, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Dade County. Florida, February term 1935, of the offense
of Sale of Narcotics and sentenced to pay a fine of $500.00 and
costs of court or in default thereof to serve one year in the



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Larceny, and sentenced to serve five years in the State
prison, which sentence is commuted to expire as of the date
of his admission to the Veterans' Facility at Lake City, Florida,
for hospitalization and treatment; this commutation of sen-
tence was granted January 30, 1951.
Earl Leonard, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
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County jail, granted a full and complete pardon September
19, 1950.
Mary Washington, convicted in the Circuit Court of Gadsden
County, Florida, Spring term 1949, of the offense of Murder in
the Second Degree and sentenced to Life Imprisonment in the
State prison, granted a full and complete pardon October 31,
1950.
Thomas C. Martin, Jr., convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Orange County, Florida, April 12, 1950, of the offense
of Escape and sentenced to serve six months in the County jail
and to pay costs of court; in default of payment of said costs to
serve 30 days additional in the County jail, granted a condi-
tional pardon November 15, 1950.
Walter Douglas Bolton, alias Buddy Bolton, alias Walter
Bolton, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of Dade
County, Florida, February term 1933, of the offense of Breaking
and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony and Grand
Larceny, on which the passing of sentence was suspended
from day to day and term to term until further order of the
said Court, granted a full and complete pardon December 12,
1950.
Ella Crockett, convicted in the Circuit Court of Baker
County, Florida, Spring term 1938, of the offense of Man-
slaughter and sentenced to serve five years in the State prison,
and who was granted a conditional pardon April 19, 1941,
effective April 27. 1941, granted a full and complete pardon
December 12, 1950.
Herbert Hatcher. convicted in the Court of Record of
Escambia County, Florida, August term 1944, of the offense of
Grand Larceny, and sentenced to serve four years in the State
prison, and released by expiration of his sentence December
20, 1947, granted a full and complete pardon December 12,
1950.
Elijah Higginbotham, convicted in the Circuit Court of Baker
County, Florida, Fall term 1938, of the offense of Murder in
the First Degree, and sentenced to Life Imprisonment in the
State prison, and granted a Conditional Parole on July 31,
1945, granted a full and complete pardon December 12, 1950.
Rudy Tillis, convicted in the Circuit Court of Pinellas
County, Florida, Spring term 1948, of the offense of Inciting
to Commit Perjury and sentenced to Two years in the State
prison, granted a commutation of sentence to the payment of
a fine of $100.00, on November 29, 1949.
C. A. Skipper, convicted in the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, Spring term 1933, of the offense of Em-
bezzlement and Conversion of Bank Funds, and sentenced to
serve three years in the State prison and who was granted a
conditional pardon November 28, 1938, effective December 18,
1938, granted a full and complete pardon December 12, 1950.
Carlos Livingston, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Duval County, Florida, October 31, 1950, of the of-
fense of Common Drunk and sentenced to serve six months
in the County jail, and also convicted in said Court on
November 20, 1950, of the offense of Escape and sentenced
to serve three months in the County jail, granted a con-
ditional pardon January 4, 1951.
Ester Aspergren, convicted in the Municipal Court of the
City of Coral Gables, Dade Cunty, Florida, on August 29,
1946, of the offense of Petty Larceny and sentenced to pay a
fine of $50.00 and costs of Court or to serve thirty days in
the City jail, and who paid said fine and costs of Court,
granted a full and complete pardon January 9, 1951.
Ester Bloom, convicted in the Municipal Court of the City
of Miami, Dade County, Florida, September 8, 1947, of the
offense of Petty Larceny and sentenced to pay a fine of $50.00
and costs of court, or to serve 24 days in the City jail, and
who paid said fine and costs of Court, granted a full and
complete pardon January 9, 1951.
E. O. Faircloth, convicted in the Circuit Court of Santa
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of Lewd, Lascivious and Indecent Assault upon a Female
Child, and sentenced to serve ten years in the State prison,
granted a Conditional pardon March 20, 1951.
REPRIEVES
H. N. Carr, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record, Dade
County, Florida, October term, 1948, of offense of Abortion and
sentenced to three years in the State prison, granted reprieve
for 60 days from June 9, 1949.
James Rice Merriweather, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Sarasota County, Florida, Fall term, 1948, of offense of Assault
with Intent to Murder in First Degree, and sentenced to one
year in the County Jail, granted reprieve for 60 days from
June 18, 1949.
Andrew Austin, convicted in the Circuit Court of Jackson
County, Florida, Spring term, 1948, of offense of Murder in
Second Degree and sentenced to twenty years in the State
prison, granted reprieves as follows: 60 days from May 27, 1949,
and 30 days from July 25, 1949.
Don Sherouse, convicted in the Circuit Court of Bay County,
Florida, Spring term, 1949, of offense of Uttering Forged In-
strument and sentenced to three years in the State prison,
granted reprieve for 30 days from August 2, 1949.
Pete Romano, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Hillsborough County, Florida, February term, 1948, of offense
of Embezzlement and sentenced to two years in the State
prison, granted reprieve for 60 days from August 4, 1949.
Rudy Tillis, convicted in the Circuit Court of Pinellas County,
Florida, Spring term, 1948, of offense of Inciting to Commit
Perjury and sentenced to two years in the State prison, granted
reprieve for 30 days from October 11, 1949.
Billy Tillis, convicted in the Circuit Court of Pinellas County,
Florida, Spring term, 1948, of offense of Inciting to Commit
Perjury and sentenced to two years in the State prison, granted
reprieve for 30 days from October 11, 1949.
Max Kreisberg, convicted in the Circuit Court of Dade
County, Florida, Fall term, 1948, of offense of Manslaughter
and sentenced to seven years in the State prison, granted
reprieves as follows: 30 days from October 15, 1949, and 30 days
from November 12, 1949.
Henry Frisbie, convicted in the Circuit Court of Martin
County, Florida, Fall term, 1950, of offenses of Grand Larceny
and Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony,
to-wit: Grand Larceny and sentenced to one year each offense,
to run concurrently, in the State prison, granted reprieves as
follows: 30 days from February 9, 1950, 15 days from March 8,
1950, and 15 days from March 23, 1950.
Edward Benecheck, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord of Duval County, Florida, April term, 1949, of offenses of
Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit Grand Larceny,
and Grand Larceny, and sentenced to three years in the State
prison, granted reprieve for 30 days from April 14, 1950.
William Jackson, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Duval County, Florida, April term, 1949, of offenses of
Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit Grand Larceny,
and Grand Larceny, and sentenced to three years in the State
prison, granted reprieve for 30 days from April 14, 1950.
Cecil H. Connor, convicted in the Circuit Court of Dade
County, Florida, February 2, 1949, of offense of Murder in
the Second Degree and sentenced to thirty years in the State
prison granted reprieves as follows: for 60 days from March 16,
1950, 30 days from May 14, 1950, and 15 days from June 13,
1950.
Trudie Lopresto, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Hillsborough County, Florida, August term, 1948, of offense
of Manslaughter and sentenced to five years in the State
prison, granted reprieve s follows: 60 days from April 6, 1950,
30 days from June 4, 1950, 30 days from July 3, 1950, and 15
days from August 2, 1950.
S. E. Goff, convicted in the Circuit Court of Suwanee County,
Florida, Fall term, 1948, of offense of Accessory to Robbery and
sentenced to four years in State prison, granted reprieve for 15
days from December 23, 1950.
Ward C. Cornelius, convicted in the Circuit Court of Hills-
borough County, Florida, Fall term, 1949, of offense of Man-
slaughter and sentenced to five years in the State prison,
granted reprieves as follows: 30 days from December 26, 1950,



and 30 days from January 25, 1951.



April 5, 1951



ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several
states:
"Article......



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E. L. Lustgarten, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Dade County, Florida, January 31, 1950, of offense of Embez-
zlement and sentenced to three years in the State prison,
granted reprieve for 60 days from February 12, 1951.
Lester W. Mitchell, Jr., convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Dade County, Florida, April term, 1950, of offense
of Manslaughter and sentenced to one year in the State prison,
granted reprieve for 15 days from March 13, 1951, and addi-
tional reprieve for 15 days from March 27, 1951; also for a
period of two weeks from April 11, 1951.
Mr. Simpson moved that the report be spread upon the
Journal.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and the House
now proceed to the order of Consideration of Messages from
the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following messages from the Senate were received and
read:
Tallahassee, Florida
April 5, 1951
Honorable B. Elliott,
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Sir-
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has adopted-
By Messrs. Patton and Others-
H. M. No. 1-A memorial to the President of the United
States requesting the release of funds for the construction
and implementing of new veteran hospital facilities in Florida
as provided in Congressional Appropriation Bills heretofore
passed for the construction and erection of veteran hospital
facilities, including two Veterans Hospitals in the State of
Florida.
Very respectfully, :
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
-and House Memorial No. 1 was referred to the Committee
on Enrolled Bills.
Tallahassee, Florida
April 4, 1951
The Honorable B. Elliott.
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
S. C. R. No. 2-CONCURRENT RESOLUTION RATIFYING
THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION
OF THE UNITED STATES RELATING TO THE TERMS OF
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
WHEREAS, the 80th Congress of the United States of
America in both houses by a constitutional majority of two-
thirds thereof has made the following proposition to amend
the Constitution of the United States of America, in the fol-
lowing words to-wit:
"Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Consti-
tution of the United States relating to the terms of office of
the President.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-
thirds of each House concurring therein), that:
The following article is hereby proposed as an amendment
to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid
to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when














"Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office
of the President more than twice, and no person who has
held the office of President, or acted as President, for more
than two years of a term to which some other person was
elected President shall be elected to the office of the President
more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any per-
son holding the office of President when this Article was
proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person
who may be holding the office of President, or acting as
President, during the term within which this Article becomes
operative from holding the office of President or acting as
President during the remainder of such term.
"Sec. 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall
have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by
the legislature of three-fourths of the several states within
seven years from the date of its submission to the States by
the Congress."
Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CON-
CURRING,
That the said proposed amendment to the Constitution of
the United States be, and the same is hereby, ratified by the
Legislature of the State of Florida.
Be it further resolved, that certified copies of the foregoing
preamble and resolution be immediately forwarded by the
Secretary of State of the State of Florida, under the great
seal, to the President of the United States, the Secretary of
State of the United States, the President of the Senate of the
United States, and the Speaker of the House of Representa-
tives of the United States.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
The concurrent resolution was read the first time in full.
Mr. Shepperd moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 2 be read the second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was read the second time in
full.
Mr. Shepperd moved the adoption of the concurrent reso-
lution.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of Senate Con-
current Resolution No. 2 the result was as follows:



Dowda McFarlin, J. L.
Dukes McKendree
Duncan McKenzie
Fascell McLaren
Floyd Melvin
Fuqua Merchant
Getzen Mitts
:Griner Moody
4Haley Morgan
Hammons Murray
Hathaway Nesmith
Henderson Papy
Inman Patton
Jacobs Payne
Jernigan Pearce
Johnson Peeples
Jones Phillips
Kirkland Pittman
Lancaster Putnal
MacWilliam Roberts
Mathis Rood
McAlpin Rowell
McFarland, E.B. Saunders, D.H.



Saunders, S. D.
Shaffer
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, Claude
Smith, Lisle W.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Tapper
Tate
Turlington
Usina
Watson
Webb
Whitlock
Williams, F.
Williams, V. A.



Nays-None.
So Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was adopted.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate



April 5, 1951



The following mess.,c ;rom the Senate was received and
read:
ijENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 5, 1951.
The Honorable B Elliott,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator King-
S. B. No. 16-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
5 of Chapter 9683, Laws of Florida 1923, as amended by
Chapter 10327, Laws of Florida 1925; Section 115 of Chapter
9683, Laws of Florida 1923, as amended by Chapter 10329,
Laws of Florida 1925; and Section 118 of Chapter 9683, Laws
of Florida 1923, as amended by Chapter 23179, Laws of Florida
1945, said Chapter 9683, Laws of Florida, 1923, being entitled:
"An Act to validate and legalize an election held in and for
the City of Bartow, on the 13th day of December, A. D. 1921;
to validate and legalize the e charter of the City of Bartow,
whioh was adopted by the electors of said city at said election
held on the 13th day of December, A. D. 1921; and to validate
and legalize all contracts, municipal assessments, ordinances
and resolutions, appointments and election of officers and all
other Acts which have been done under and by virtue of said
charter, and providing a form and method of government for
said City of Bartow"; the substance of these amendments to
Sections 5, 115 and 118 of Chapter 9683, Laws of Florida 1923,
as amended, being that all seats upon the City Commission
shall be numbered; that primary and general elections shall
be held to fill vacancies; to provide for runoff elections in
the event no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast
in said elections; to provide for nominating petitions; and
fixing the hours for the polls to be open.
Proof of publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 16. The
House of Representatives thereupon determined that the notice
and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Article III of
the Constitution, has been established in this Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 16 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 5, 1951.
The Honorable B. Elliott,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Shands-
S. B. No. 23-A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter
24372, Special Acts of 1947, Laws of Florida, as the same
was amended by Chapter 25670, Special Acts of 1949, the
same being an act creating a board of road trustees of Alachua
County, Florida, and prescribing its rights, powers, and duties;
and providing for the transfer of all the rights, powers, and
duties of said board of road trustees to the Board of County
Commissioners of Alachua County, Florida.
Proof of publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,



ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.



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Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burwell
Campbell
Carlton
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Cramer
Darby
David
Dekle
Ayes-89.














Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 23. The
House of Representatives thereupon determined that the notice
and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Article III of
the Constitution, has been established in this Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 23, contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 5, 1951
The Honorable B. Elliott,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Shands-
S. B. No. 24-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
7 of Chapter 8271, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1919 being "an
act to abolish the present Municipal Government of the Town
of Hawthorne, Alachua County, Florida, and to create and
establish a municipal corporation to be known as the City
of Hawthorne; to define its territorial limits and prescribe
the powers and authority thereof."
Proof of publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 24.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And S. B. No. 24 contained in the above message, was read
the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
A April 5, 1951
The Honorable Elliott,
Speaker of the use of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed S' the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that t4Cq Senate has passed-
S. B. No. 27-t ill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
18963, Laws of F 'da, Special Acts of 1937, by providing for
additional powers 6or the East Volusia County Anti-Mosquito
District by giving it the power to control and eliminate sand
flies; and providing for the ratification of all acts performed
by said district under Chapter 18963, Laws of Florida, Special
Acts of 1937, in controlling or eliminating sand flies.
Proof of publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 27
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And S. B. No. 27 contained in the above message, was read
the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and the
House revert to the order of business of House Resolutions.



The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.



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INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Andrews of Orange-
H. R. No. 7-A house resolution amending Subsection Three
(3) of Rule Seventy-four (74) of the 1951 House Rules to
provide for the publication in the Journal of lobbyists of both
Subsections Two (2) and Three (3).
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
On forms supplied by the Chief Clerk, any person other
than the persons described in subsection 2 above shall give
in writing and under oath his name, address and business or
employer, and the name, address and business in whose behalf
he is so acting and the duration of his engagement or authori-
zation, and the particular legislation involved therein. The
Chief Clerk shall publish in the Journal in tabular form a
list of those filing the registration statements required under
subsections 2 and 3 of Rule 74, together with the information
contained therein, on the first Monday of the session and any
additions thereto on each subsequent Monday of the session.
-which was read in full.
Mr. Andrews moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to and the resolution was adopted.
Messrs. Ayres, Rood, Moody, Johnson, Simpson, Fascell,
Floyd, Kirkland, Haley, Williams and Smith of Seminole,
Saunders of St. Lucie, and Saunders of Clay asked unanimous
consent to be added as co-introducers on House Joint Resolu-
tions Nos 46 and 62 and House Bills Nos. 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52,
53, 54 and 56.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
April 5, 1951
Mr. Simpson of Jefferson, Chairman of the Committee on
Agriculture, reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 16-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Para-
graph (j) of Subsection (1), Paragraph (f) of Subsection (2),
Paragraph (e) of Subsection (3), and Paragraph (b) of Sub-
section (4), all of Section 578.09, Florida Statutes, relating to
the labeling requirements of agricultural and vegetable seed.
And House Bill No. 16, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 5, 1951
Mr. Morgan of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Appro-
priations, reports that the Committee has carefully considered
the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 13-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to appro-
priations, providing that in the event no general appropriation
bill is passed by a Regular Session of the Legislature, the last
previous General Appropriation Act shall apply, repealing all
laws or parts of laws in conflict with this Act, and providing
for the effective date hereof.
And House Bill No. 13, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 5, 1951.
The Honorable B. Elliott,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills to which was referred-
H. M. No. 1
"-begs leave to report same has been signed in open session by
the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
tives and by the President and Secretary of the Senate, and
this day presented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,
RICHARD H. SIMPSON, Chairman,
Committee on Enrolled Bills
Mr. Bryant moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now adjourn.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.



Thereupon at the hour of 12:25 P.M. the House stood
adjourned until 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.



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JOURNAL OF*THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Friday, April 6, 1951



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



Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Belser
Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Carlton
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Cramer
Darby



David McFarlin, J.L. Shaffer
Dekle McKendree Shepperd
Dukes McKenzie Simpson
Duncan McLaren Smith, Claude
Fuqua Melvin Smith, Lisle W.
Getzen Merchant Smith, M. B.
Griner Mitts Smith, S. C.
Haley Moody Stewart
Hammons Morgan Summers
Hathaway Murray Surles
Henderson Nesmith Tapper
Inman Papy Tate
Jacobs Patton Turlington
Jernigan Payne Usina
Johnson Peeples Watson
Jones Phillips Webb
Kirkland Pittman Whitlock
Lancaster Putnal Williams, F.
MacWilliam Roberts Williams, V. A.
Mathis Rood
McAlpin Rowell
McFarland,E.B.Saunders, S. D.



A Quorum present.
Excused: Miss Pearce, Messrs. Dowda, Chambers, Beasley,
Hendry, Saunders of St. Lucie and Sweeny.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend John
Pendleton Gaines, Chaplain:
Our Father God, fountain of all life, source of all blessing,
Thou who are behind the shadows and in the shadows, and
whose heart of love pulses beyond the stars: at this altar
of the State's faith we seek Thy guidance and a sense of
Thy nearness.
Facing the cares of today and the burdens of tomorrow
we are bewildered by the perplexity and the confusion
about us.
In such an hour, when appalling human needs make this
a time" for greatness, save us from the devices and the
duplicity of cowardly compromises. Grant that our hearts
may be shrines of prayer, our homes nurseries of virtue, our
personalities centers of contagious good will, and our state
and nation an inspiring bulwark for the oppressed, and a
flaming beacon of hope, whose beams shall battle the dark-
ness in all the world.
We ask in His Name-Amen.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Thursday, April 5, was ordered corrected
as follows:
On Page 34, Column 2, Line 23, counting from the bottom
of the page, strike out "(e)" and insert "(c)".
The Journal for Thursday, April 5, as corrected, was
approved.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Speaker announced that Mr. Turlington of Alachua
has been appointed as a member of the Committee on In-
surance.
The Speaker also announced that Mr. Courtney of Bay
has been appointed as a member of the Committees on Banks
& Loans and Public Amusements.



The Speaker also announced that Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton
has been appointed as a member of the Committee on Banks
& Loans.
The Speaker also announced that Mr. Putnal of Lafayette
has been appointed as a member of the Committee on
Workmen's Compensation and named as Vice-Chairman of
that committee.
The Speaker also announced the appointment of the follow-
ing as members of the Committee on Governmental Re-
organization: Perry E. Murray, Chairman; Charles E. Shep-
perd, Vice-Chairman; J. Ben Fuqua, Richard H. Simpson,
Glenn Summers, Thos. D. Beasley, Thomas E. David, D. C.
Jones.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Kirkland of Orange-
H. R. No. 8-A Resolution for appointment of a Committee of
the House of Representatives of Florida to investigate campaign
contributions to candidates for public office, the sources
thereof, promises or commitments or actions of public offi-
cials or candidates for public office in return for such contri-
butions, the possible connection of candidates or public offi-
cials with gambling or other interests, and for other purposes.
WHEREAS, certain charges have been made by private citi-
zens, magazines, newspapers, crime committees, Congressional
Committees and other persons, organizations and groups, which
reflect upon the integrity, moral fitness, and actions of various
public officials in this state; and
WHEREAS, it has been publicly stated in various newspapers
and magazines, and by various persons, organizations, and
groups, that excessive campaign contributions have been made
to various candidates for public office in this state, by persons
connected or associated with gambling activities; and

WHEREAS, it is a matter of common knowledge that certain
law enforcement officers and other public officials have been
accused of improper performance of the duties of their offices;
and
WHEREAS, the United States Senate CAme Investigating
Committee, known as the Kefauver Commit has held hear-
ings in this state, which have resulted in rj ng serious ques-
tions concerning various public officials in : state; and



WHEREAS, such charges, accusations, et
press reports, public hearings, magazine ax
enforcement instances, Congressional in
brought discredit and unfavorable public
Florida and its public officials; and
WHEREAS, many of the questions raise'
charges, public statements, and press rep,
answered satisfactorily to the people of thi:



ials, statements,
es, improper law
ties, etc., have
to the State of

such hearings,
have not been
Ate; and



WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the legislative branch,
as the duly elected representatives of the people of this State,
to take such action as may be necessary by way of legislation
to prohibit any illegal, immoral, or improper action by public
officials or by candidates for public office; NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. That a committee of three members of the
House of Representatives be appointed by the speaker thereof,
which committee shall make immediate and thorough investi-
gation of campaign contributions made to candidates for pub-
lic office in the past three years, the possible connections, di-
rect or indirect, of public officials or candidates for public
office, with gambling interests, or interests of an improper



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nature, the sources of campaign contributions, and any prom-
ises, commitments, or actions of public officials or candidates
for public office in return for such contributions, and shall
determine whether or not any public official has done, per-
formed, or promised to do any act, or has refrained from doing
any act, GT has used his office in any improper manner to the
detriment of the State of Florida or its citizens, in order to
benefit the private interests of any person or persons.
Section 2. That the said committee shall have all the pow-
ers authorized under Sections 11.06, 11.08, 11.09, 11.10, and
11.11, Florida Statutes, in the performance of its functions.
Section 3. The members of said committee appointed here-
under shall receive no additional compensation for such duties,
but shall be paid their necessary expenses incurred in perform-
ing the duties required.
Section 4. The said committee shall report its findings and
make recommendations to the 1951 session of the legislature
of the State of Florida.
-which was read in full, and referred to the Committee on
Resolutions.
Mr. Tapper moved that House Resolution No. 8 which was
referred to the Committee on Resolutions also be referred to
the Committee on Elections.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 8 was
ordered jointly referred to the Committees on Resolutions and
Elections.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Andrews and Kirkland of Orange-
H. B. No. 72-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the
issuance by the State Motor Vehicle Commissioner of special
license tags to the members of the United States Congress
duly elected from the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.

By Messrs. Andrews and Kirkland of Orange-
H. B. No. 73-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to school
district elections; providing under what circumstances county
supervisors of registration shall be ex officio supervisors of
school district elections and providing their duties and com-
pensation as such.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Bailey of Calhoun-

H. B. No. 74-A bill to be entitled An Act creating a small
claims court in Calhoun County; providing for the county judge
to be the judge of said court; prescribing for the pleading,
practice and service of notice of proceeding therein; providing
for a clerk and prescribing his duties.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 74.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.

And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.

By Mr. Bailey of Calhoun-

H. B. No. 75-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
3-A and 4 of Chapter 24174, Acts 1947, relating to the ex-
penditure of race track funds allocated to Calhoun County for
school purposes.

Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 75.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of



Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.



April 6, 1951



STATE OF FLORIDA:

That the following amendment to Article VII of the State
Constitution by adding thereto section 6 creating a senatorial
district for Monroe County is hereby agreed to and submitted



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And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Shepperd and Usina of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 76-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
construction, acquisition, expansion, equipping, rehabilitation
and conversion of armory facilities in this state, appropriating
funds therefore and empowering the State Armory Board to
cooperate with and enter into contracts with federal, state,
county and municipal agencies in carrying out the provisions
of the Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Military & Veterans Affairs and Appropriations.
By Mr. Williams, Jr., of Seminole-
H. B. No. 77-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
317.20 and repealing Section 860.01, Florida Statutes, relating
to driving while intoxicated or under the influence of intoxi-
cating liquor or narcotic drugs.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C.
By Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough-
H. J. R. No. 78-A joint resolution proposing an amendment
to Article VI, Section I, of the Constitution of Florida by
reducing the age eligibility of qualified electors to eighteen
years and upward.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Article VI, section I of the
constitution of Florida is hereby agreed to and shall be sub-
mitted to the electors of the State of Florida at the general
election of 1952, for ratification or rejection:
Section 1. Every person of the age of eighteen years and
upwards that shall, at the time of registration, be a citizen of
the United States, and that shall have resided and had his
habitation, domicile, home and place of permanent abode in
Florida for one year and in the county for six months, shall in
such county be deemed a qualified elector at all elections under
this constitution. Naturalized citizens of the United States at
the time of and before registration shall produce to the regis-
tration officer his certificate of naturalization or a duly certi-
fied copy thereof.

-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-

H. B. No. 79-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
145.01, Florida Statutes, relating to compensation of county
officials, providing any such county official shall receive as
his. yearly salary for his official services from the whole or part
of the fees, or commissions so collected, the following sum
only, all the net income from such office not to exceed seven
thousand five hundred ($7,500.00) dollars.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Officials and County Organizations.
Mr. Floyd asked to be marked present.

Mr. Fascell asked to be marked present.

Mr. Okell asked to be marked present.

By Mr. Papy of Monroe-

H. J. R. No. 80-A joint resolution proposing an amendment
to Article VII of the State Constitution, by adding thereto an
additional section creating a senatorial district for Monroe
County.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE












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to the electors of the State for ratification or rejection at the
general election in 1952, as follows:
Section 6. There is hereby created a senatorial district for
Monroe county to be known as the thirty-ninth (39th) sena-
torial district. Nothing herein shall disturb the thirty-eight
(38) existing senatorial districts, except that Monroe county
shall no longer be a part of said existing districts. A special
election shall be called and held in said thirty-ninth (39th)
senatorial district within 75 days after the general election in
1952 to elect a senator from said district. The senator elected
from the thirty-ninth (39th) district shall hold office from his
election for a term ending on the first Tuesday after the first
Monday in November, 1956; and thereafter senators elected
from said district shall hold office for terms of four years.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Mr. Summers moved that House Bill No. 32, which was
referred to the Committee on Livestock also be referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 32 was ordered
jointly referred to the Committees on Livestock and Public
Roads & Highways.
Mr. Phillips moved that House Bill No. 12, which was referred
to the Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers also be re-
ferred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 12 was ordered
jointly referred to the Committees on Motor Vehicles & Carriers
and Finance & Taxation.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS FOR
SECOND READING
H. B. No. 16-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Para-
graph (j) of Subsection (1), Paragraph (f) of Subsection (2),
Paragraph (e) of Subsection (3), and Paragraph (b) of Sub-
section (4), all of Section 578.09, Florida Statutes, relating to
the labeling requirements of agricultural and vegetable seed.
-was taken up.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 16 be read the second time by title only.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
House Bill No. 16 was read the second time by title.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 16 be read the third time in
full and placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 16 was read the third time in full.

When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill
No. 16, the result was:



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Belser
Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Carlton
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Cramer



Darby
David
Dekle
Dukes
Duncan
Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Griner
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Henderson
Inman
Jacobs
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Kirkland
Lancaster



MacWilliam Pittman
Mathis Putnal
McAlpin Roberts
McFarland,E.B.Rood
McFarlin, J. L. Rowell
McKendree Saunders, S. D.
McKenzie Shaffer
McLaren Shepperd
Melvin Simpson
Merchant Smith, Lisle W.
Mitts Smith, M. B.
Moody Smith, S. C.
Morgan Stewart
Murray Summers
Nesmith Surles
Okell Tapper
Papy Tate
Patton Turlington
Payne Usina
Peeples Watson
Phillips Webb



April 6, 1951



Whitlock Williams, V. A.
Williams, F.
Ayes-87.
Nays-None.
So House Bill No. 16 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 13-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to ap-
propriations, providing that in the event no general ap-
propriation bill is passed by a regular session of the legis-
lature, the last previous general appropriation act shall apply,
repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this act,
and providing for the effective date hereof.
-was taken up.
Mr. Murray moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 13 be read the second time by title only.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 13 was read the second time by title.
Mr. Murray moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 13 be read the third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 13 was read the third time in full.



When the vote was taken
No. 13, the result was:
Ayes:



Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Belser
Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Campbell
Carlton
Conner
Courtney
Cramer
Darby
David
Dekle



Dukes
Duncan
Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Griner
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Henderson
Inman
Jacobs
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Kirkland
Lancaster
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



on the passage of House Bill



McFarland,E.B.Rowell
McFarlin, J.L. Saunders, S. D.
McKendree Shaffer
McKenzie Shepperd
McLaren Simpson
Melvin Smith, Claude
Merchant Smith, Lisle W.
Mitts Smith, M. B.
Moody 3mith, S. C.
Morgan 3tewart
Murray Summers
Nesmith Surles
Papy Tapper
Patton Tate
Payne Usina
Peeples Watson
Phillips Webb
Pittman Whitlock
Putnal Williams, F.
Roberts Williams, V. A.
Rood



Ayes-83.
Nays-None.
So House Bill No. 13 passed, title as stated.
Mr. Murray moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 13 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 13 was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and the
House now revert to the Order of Business, Introduction of
House Bills and Joint Resolutions.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it
was so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS
AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 81-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring ultimate
purchasers of agricultural or vegetable seed to give to the
person from whom such seed were purchased notice of the



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failure of such seed to be as represented by the information
shown on the label or tag borne on or attached to the con-
tainer of such seed.
"The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.
By Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade-
H. B. No. 82-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that the
Board of County Commissioners of every county owning and
operating an airport shall have the right, power and author-
ity to enter into contracts with automobile transportation com-
panies for the transportation of passengers for hire between
such airport or airports and designated points within such
county; providing for the issuance of certificates of public
convenience and necessity by the Florida Railroad and Public
Utilities Commission to every such transportation company;
and for other purposes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Mr. Darby of Escambia-
H. B. No. 83-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of
Eddie Albert Black. Sr., and Pearl Black, and making an ap-
propriation to compensate them for their mental pain and
suffering occasioned by the death of their son, Eddie Albert
Black, Jr., at the Florida Industrial School for Boys, and also
for their loss of his love, companionship and financial assist-
ance.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims & State Pensions.
By Messrs. Floyd, Okell and Fascell of Dade-
H. B. No. 84-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide a pen-
alty for violation of the lawfully adopted rule of either branch
of the Legislature of the State relating to registration of
lobbyists.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Moody and Johnson of Hillsborough-
H. J. R. No. 85-A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment
to Section 30 of Article IV of the Constitution of Florida, re-
lating to the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission; chang-
ing the name to Department of Fish and Game; placing said
Department of Fish and Game under the jurisdiction of the
Governor's cabinet; providing for one commissioner and the
term of office therefore.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Section 30 of Article IV
of the Constitution of Florida be submitted to the qualified
electors of the State of Florida for adoption or rejection at
the general election to be held in the year 1952.
Section 30. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME; POWERS,
DUTIES, ETC.-
(1) From. and after January 1, 1953, the management,
restoration, conservation, and regulation, of the birds, game,
fur-bearing animals, and fresh and salt water fish, of the State
of Florida, and the acquisition, establishment, control, and
management of hatcheries, sanctuaries, refuges, reservations,
and all other property now or hereafter owned or used for such
purposes by the State of Florida, shall be vested in a depart-
ment to be known as the Department of Fish and Game. The
administrative officer of the department shall be known as the
Fish and Game Commissioner, who shall be appointed by the



Governor, subject to confirmation by the members of the
Cabinet as designated in Section 20, Article IV of the Constitu-
tion of Florida.
(2) The first Commissioner shall be appointed on January
1, 1953, and shall serve for a term of five years, subject to
removal by a majority vote of the Cabinet.
(3) The Cabinet shall fix the salary of the Commissioner.
(4) Among the powers granted to the Department of Fish
and Game by this section shall be the power to fix bag limits
and to fix open and closed seasons, on a statewide, regional or
local basis, as it may find to be appropriate, and to regulate
the manner and method of taking, transporting, storing and
using birds, game, fur-bearing animals, fresh and salt water
fish, reptiles, and amphibians. The Department shall also have
the power to acquire by purchase, gift, all property necessary,
useful, or convenient, for the .use of the Department in the
exercise of its powers hereunder.
(5) The Commissioner shall, subject to the approval of the
Cabinet, appoint, fix the salaries of, and at pleasure remove,
assistants, and other employees who shall have such powers
and duties as may be assigned to them.
(6) The funds resulting from the operation of the Depart-
ment and from the administration of the laws and regulations
pertaining to birds, game, fur-bearing animals, fresh and salt
water fish, reptiles, and amphibians, together with any other
funds specifically provided for such purpose shall constitute
the State Fish and Game Fund and shall be used by the De-
partment for purposes set forth by this amendment or subse-
quent legislative acts. The Department may not obligate itself
beyond the current resources of the State Fish and Game Fund
unless specifically so authorized by the Legislature.
(7) The Legislature may enact any laws in aid of, but not
inconsistent with, the provisions of this amendment, and all
existing laws inconsistent herewith shall no longer remain in
force and effect. All laws fixing penalties for the violation of the
provisions of this amendment and all laws imposing license
taxes, shall be enacted by the legislature from time to time.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
Mr. Phillips moved that House Joint Resolution No. 85 which
was referred to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments
also be referred to the Committee on Fish & Game.
The motion was agreed to, and House Joint Resolution No. 85
was ordered jointly referred to the Committees on Constitu-
tional Amendments and Fish & Game.
Mr. Morgan, Chairman of the House Committee on Appro-
priations, requested use of the House Chamber on the evenings
of April 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 for the purpose of public hearings
to be held by the Senate and House Committees on Appropria-
tions.
There being no objections, permission was granted.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and that he be
allowed to introduce at this time guests from Jefferson County.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon, Mr. Simpson introduced the students of Aucilla
Junior High School and their teacher, Mrs. Melba Tindall, to
the membership of the House.
Mr. Bollinger moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now adjourn to reconvene at 1:00 P.M. Monday.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon, at the hour of 10:46 A.M. the House stood ad-
journed until 1:00 P.M. Monday, April 9.



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Monday, April 9, 1951



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 1:00 P. M.



The roll was taken and
corded present:



Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Campbell
Carlton
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Cramer
Darby



David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Griner
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Henderson
Hendry
Inman
Jacobs
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Lancaster
MacWilliam
Mathis



Excused: Mr. Burwell.
A quorum present.
The following prayer was
Pendleton Gaines, Chaplain:



the following members were re-



McAlpin
McFarlin, J. L.
McKendree
McKenzie
McLaren
Melvin
Merchant
Mitts
Moody
Morgan
Murray.
Nesmith
Okell
Papy
Patton
Payne
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Pittman
Putnal
Roberts
Rood



Rowell
Saunders, D.H.
Saunders, S. D.
Shaffer
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, Lisle W.
Smith, M. B.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Tapper
rate
rurlington
Usina
Watson
Webb
Whitlock
Williams, F.
Williams, V. A.



offered by the Reverend John



Eternal God, in whose peace our restless spirits are quieted
from the flickering torches of our own understanding. We
would lift the difficult decisions of the public service into
Thy holy light. In the brooding silence of this still moment may
the open windows of faith flood our darkness with the radiance
of the eternal, that in Thy sunshines blaze our day may
brighter, fairer be. We thank Thee for all interpreters of
Thy mind who with brush or pen or uttered word bring even
one more syllable of reality, one more gleam of the truth which
makes men free. Clothe our failing flesh with Thy renewing
.grace as now we bring our incompleteness to Thy complete-
ness. Grant us inner greatness of spirit and clearness of vision
to meet and match the large designs of this glorious, yet
demanding day, that we may keep step with the drumbeat of
Thy truth which is marching on.
In His Name-Amen.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Friday, April 6, was ordered corrected
and as corrected was approved.
Mr. Kirkland asked to be recorded present.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Bryant of Marion-
H. R. No. 9-MEMORIALIZING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE LEGISLATIVE SERVICE OF THE HONORABLE
RIVERS HENDERSON BUFORD.
WHEREAS, the Honorable Rivers Henderson Buford, be-
loved friend of the great and small, entered upon his remark-
able career of public service one-half century ago this month,
by service in this body and,
WHEREAS, his long and unselfish years of service to his
fellow citizens as Representative from Calhoun County, Pros-
ecuting Attorney of Gadsden County, States Attorney for



the Ninth Judicial District, Attorney General of Florida,
Justice and twice Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of
Florida, have been a continuous benefit and shining example
to his fellow citizens, and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Florida House
of Representatives duly honor this former member and
distinguished citizen.
NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED, that the House of Representatives place
upon its permanent record this expression of respect for and
appreciation to this outstanding public servant, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolu-
tion, properly certified by the Secretary of State and under
the Great Seal of the State of Florida, be presented to the
Honorable Rivers Henderson Buford with our best wishes for
his happiness in his well earned retirement.
-which was read in full and referred to the Committee on
Resolutions.
Mr. McFarland asked to be recorded present.
By Messrs. Fascell of Dade, Haley of Sarasota, Murray of
Polk and Morgan of Duval-
H. R. No. 10-A RESOLUTION REQUIRING THOSE
PERSONS WHO APPEAR VOLUNTARILY OR OTHER-
WISE BEFORE ANY DULY CONSTITUTED COMMITTEE
OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, BE SUBJECT
TO TAKING OATH AND PROVIDING PENALTY FOR ANY
SUCH PERSON WHO WILFULLY AFFIRMS OR SWEARS
FALSELY BEFORE ANY SUCH COMMITTEE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:

Section 1. Whenever required by any committee duly con-
stituted by the House of Representatives of the legislature of
Florida, the chairman thereof or any other member of such
committee may place under oath any person appearing volun-
tarily or otherwise for the purpose of testifying or giving
information concerning any matter about which such com-
mittee may desire evidence or information.
Whoever wilfully affirms or swears falsely in regard to any
material matter or thing before any such committee of the
House of Representatives shall be guilty of contempt of the
legislature and subject to fine or imprisonment for duration
of the session as provided for by section 9, Article III of the
Constitution of the State of Florida.
-which was read in full and referred to the Committee on
Resolutions.
Mr. Bollinger moved that House Resoultion No. 10 which was
referred to the Committee on Resolutions also be referred to the
Committee on Rules & Calendar.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 10
was ordered jointly referred to the Committees on Resolutions
and Rules & Calendar.
Mr. Fascell moved that the rules be waived and that House
Resolution No. 10 which was jointly referred to the Commit-
tees on Resolutions and Rules & Calendar, be withdrawn from
the Committee on Resolutions.
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote, so
House Resolution No. 10 remained jointly referred to the
Committees on Resolutions and Rules & Calendar.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Patton of Franklin, Haley of Sarasota, Bollinger
of Palm Beach, Smith of Polk and Ayres of Marion-



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H. C. R. No. 1-A Concurrent Resolution to rescind House
Concurrent Resolution Number 10 of 1945, relating to a
Declaration of the Federation of the World.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:
That, House Concurrent Resolution Number 10 of 1945,
relating to a declaration of the federation of the world is
hereby rescinded and withdrawn.
-which was read the first time in full.
Mr. Patton asked that the entire membership of the House
be made co-introducers of House Concurrent Resolution No. 1.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Patton moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be read the second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was read the second time in full.
Mr. Patton moved the adoption of House Concurrent Resolu-
tion No. 1.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Carlton offered a substitute motion that House Con-
current Resolution No. 1 be referred to the Committee on
Resolutions.
A roll call vote was demanded on the substitute motion
by Mr. Carlton that House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be
referred to the Committee on Resolutions.
When the vote was taken on the substitute motion by Mr.
Carlton, the result was:



Ayes:
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Bollinger
Bronson
Bryant
Burton
Carlton
Cobb
Courtney

Nays:
Mr. Speaker
Ayres
Boyd
Burnsed
Campbell
Chambers
Conner
Cook
Darby
Dekle
Duncan
Ayes-49.
Nays-44.



David McLaren
Dowda Merchant
Cramer Morgan
Dukes Murray
Fascell Nesmith
Floyd Pearce
Hammons Peeples
Inman Pittman
Jacobs Saunders, D.H.
Johnson Shaffer
Kirkland Simpson
Lancaster Smith, M. B.
McFarland,E.B. Smith, S. C.



Griner
Fuqua
Getzen
Haley
Hathaway
Henderson
Hendry
Jernigan
Jones
MacWilliam
Mathis



McAlpin
McFarlin, J. L.
McKendree
McKenzie
Melvin
Mitts
Moody
Okell
Papy
Patton
Payne



Stewart
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
rapper
Tate
Turlington
Usina
Webb
Williams, V. A.



Phillips
Putnal
Roberts
Rood
Rowell
Saunders, S.
Shepperd
Smith, Lisle
Watson
Whitlock
Williams, F.



D.

W.



The substitute motion was agreed to, and House Concurrent
Resolution No. 1 was ordered referred to the Committee on
Resolutions.
By Messrs. Patton of Franklin, Haley of Sarasota, Bollinger
of Palm Beach, Smith of Polk and Ayres of Marion-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2-
A RESOLUTION RESCINDING AND WITHDRAWING
SENATE MEMORIAL NO. 232 RELATING TO THE WORLD
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN
SESSION ASSEMBLED, THE SENATE CONCURRING:



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That certain memorial identified as Senate Memorial number
282, of the 1949 Legislature of Florida, memorializing the Con-
gress of the United States "to convene a Constitutional Con-
vention as provided by Article V of the Constitution of the
United States, for the purpose of determining the adoption of
an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
whereby the United States can participate in a limited World
Federal Government to be created by Amendment to the United
Nations Charter, or by a World Constitutional Convention,
with authority to enact, interpret and enforce laws to prevent
wars" is withdrawn, revoked and rescinded.
-which was read the first time in full.
Mr. Patton asked that the entire membership of the House
be made co-introducers of House Concurrent Resolution No. 2.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Carlton moved that House Concurrent Resolution No. 2
be referred to the Committee on Resolutions.
The motion was agreed to, and House Concurrent Resolution
No. 2 was ordered referred to the Committee on Resolutions.
By Mr. Bollinger of Palm Beach-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3-
A RESOLUTION INVITING THE HONORABLE SPESSARD
L. HOLLAND AND THE HONORABLE GEORGE SMATHERS,
UNITED STATES SENATORS FROM FLORIDA, TO AD-
DRESS A JOINT SESSION OF THE FLORIDA LEGIS-
LATURE.
WHEREAS, the Honorable Spessard L. Holland and the
Honorable George Smathers have extensive knowledge of many
of the major problems now confronting this Legislature, and
their advice and counsel on these and other public matters
would be of great value to the Members of this Legislature;
now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:
That the Honorable Spessard L. Holland and the Honorable
George Smathers, United States Senators from Florida, are
hereby invited to address a joint session of the Florida Legisla-
ture, to be convened at 12:30 o'clock in the afternoon, on
Thursday, April 19, 1951, in the Hall of the House of Repre-
sentatives, in Tallahassee, Florida.
-which was read the first time in full.
Mr. Bollinger moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 3 be read the second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote. and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 3 was read the second time in full.
Mr. Bollinger moved the adoption of House Concurrent
Resolution No. 3.
The motion was agreed to, and House Concurrent Resolution
No. 3 was adopted and ordered certified to the Senate.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4-
Whereas Curtis Longino Waller was born of a distinguished
Mississippi family in Lawrence County, Mississippi, January
9, 1887. was graduated from Mississippi College and Millsaps
Law School, and was admitted to the Bar of Mississippi in
1910 where he immediately achieved recognition and success;
and
WHEREAS the said Curtis L. Waller in the year 1911 be-
came secretary to the able and eminent Pat Harrison as a
Member of the House of Representatives in the Congress of
the United States whom he served as secretary until 1914; and
WHEREAS the said Curtis L. Waller patriotically responded
to the call of his country by joining and serving in the Air
Forces of the United States in World War I as a pilot; and



WHEREAS the said Curtis L. Waller was so revered and
honored by the people of Hancock County, Mississippi, that



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in 1923 he was elected without opposition to the House of
Representatives in the Mississippi Legislature; and
WHEREAS the said Curtis L. Waller came to Florida in
1924 and immediately, by virtue of his great ability, his
magnificent character, and his fine personality, endeared
himself to the people of Tallahassee and Florida and became
a leading citizen and distinguished member of the Florida
Bar, Commander of the Tallahassee Post of the American
Legion, and District Governor of the Florida National Ex-
change Club; and
WHEREAS his distinction as a citizen led the Honorable
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor of Florida, to request the said
Curtis L. Waller to assume the duties of State Attorney for
the Second Judicial Circuit of Florida, a position which he
discharged with fidelity and great ability; and
WHEREAS the eminence he enjoyed at the Florida Bar and
the esteem in which he was held by his fellow citizens resulted
in his being drafted by the citizens of Leon County for mem-
bership in the Florida House of Representatives for the years
1933-1934, where he made an outstanding record as a legis-
lator and, among his other achievements, became the author
of a new provision in the Florida State Constitution and was
deeply loved and honored by his fellow legislators; and
WHEREAS the said Curtis L. Waller, in response to his
patriotic conviction that the greatest security for his country
lay in strength through preparedness, volunteered his services
to the armed forces and became a Major, and later a Lieuten-
ant-Colonel, in the Specialist Reserve in the Army of the
United States; and

WHEREAS his legal learning, his unblemished character,
his judicial temperament, led President Franklin D. Roosevelt,
with the unanimous advice and consent of the Senate, to com-
mission him as Judge of the District Court of the United
States for the Northern and Southern Districts of Florida
on the 19th of June, 1940, a position he discharged with par-
ticular distinction and devotion; and
WHEREAS his eminent record as a District Judge of the
United States caused President Roosevelt to commission him,
with the unanimous advice and consent of the Senate, on
the 10th day of March, 1943, a Judge of the United States
Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and
WHEREAS the said Curtis L. Waller served as a Judge of
the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit until
the date of his death, July 11, 1950, and as Judge of the said
Court of Appeals enriched the law with his learning, strength-
ened the Court with his character, and added new security
to the liberties and freedom of our citizens through his inter-
pretation and declaration of the Constitution and the laws of
our land and through his great ability, magnanimous senti-
ment, and devotion to the American way of life contributed
to the majesty and might of our democratic republic; and

WHEREAS the State of Florida and the Legislature of
the State of Florida desire in some fitting way to remember
and to honor the said Curtis L. Waller and deem it appro-
priate that such recognition can be extended and such honor
worthily bestowed by setting aside as a public park, and hon-
oring with his name, the area lying between the Capitol and
the Supreme Court Building in Tallahassee, which was his
home, where he was honored and loved for more than a quar-
ter of a century by his fellow citizens, and which area is pecu-
liarly appropriate because of the service of the said Curtis L.
Waller as a legislator in the Capitol and his having been one
of those to achieve the highest judicial office ever held by a
citizen of Florida;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the House of
Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Florida,
the Senate concurring, that there is hereby set apart as a
public park, and dedicated to the memory of Curtis L. Waller,
the area between the Capitol and the Supreme Court Building



in Tallahassee, Florida, the same hereafter to be maintained,
developed, and preserved by the State of Florida as a public
park and to bear the name of him who honored Florida and
whom Florida delights to honor, the "Curtis L. Waller Park."



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-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Resolutions.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5-
WHEREAS, the Honorable R. A. Gray, a student of gov-
ernment for the past forty (40) odd years, author of FLORI-
DA'S GOVERNMENT, an officially adopted textbook in
Florida, has taken great interest in the civic and governmental
life of our great state, and
WHEREAS, Mr. Gray taught school for six (6) years, edited
a newspaper, was a member of the Florida Legislature in
1911, was Assistant State Auditor, State Auditor, private
secretary to Governor, private secretary to United States
Senator, served in the office of State Comptroller ten (10)
years, being promoted through several positions to Assistant
State Comptroller, and
WHEREAS, Honorable R. A. Gray was appointed Secretary
of State April 12, 1930, elected to the unexpired term, and
has served continuously as Secretary of State to date, and
WHEREAS, as Secretary of State Mr. R. A. Gray is the
constitutional custodian of the Capitol and Grounds, and
it is fitting and proper that such long and faithful public
service should be recognized, NOW THEREFORE
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE 1951 LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That the lands between the State Capitol Building and the
Caldwell Building in the City of Tallahassee be designated
a State Park and so maintained by the State and that
such park be named and henceforth be so recognized as the
"R. A. Gray Park."
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Resolutions.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE MEMORIALS
By Messrs. Patton of Franklin, Haley of Sarasota, Bollinger
of Palm Beach, Smith of Polk and Ayres of Marion-
House Memorial No. 2-A Memorial to the Congress of the
United States to rescind Florida Senate Memorial Number
282 of 1949, relating to a constitutional convention for pur-
pose of amending the Constitution of the United States so
that a limited World Federal Government be created by
amendment to the United Nations Charter, or by a World
Constitutional Convention

-which was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Resolutions.
Mr. Patton asked that the entire membership of the House
be made co-introducers of House Memorial No. 2.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS
AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Chambers of Hardee-
H. B. No. 86-A bill to be entitled An Act all persons, firms
or corporations engaged in the business of mining any minerals
or subterranean products in this state to provide necessary
places of deposit for the waste, wash or debris of any mine or
mines operated by any such person, persons, firm or corpora-
tion; making it unlawful for any person, persons, firm or
corporation to permit or allow the escape of waste, wash or
debris from any mine or mines operated by any such person,
persons, firm or corporation, into any of the rivers and streams
of this state traversing all or any part of three or more
counties within the state of Florida, and providing a penalty
for violation of the provisions of this act; providing for the
filing of injunction suits and issuance of injunctions to pre-
vent the escape of waste, wash or debris from any such mine



or mines; providing the venue of injunction suits and/or
actions to enforce the provisions of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
H. B. No. 87-A bill to be entitled an Act to declare, designate
and establish a certain state road.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson and Sweeny of Volusia-
H. B. No. 88-A bill to be entitled An Act to Confer Ad-
ditional Powers Upon Municipalities in the State of Florida
in Relation to the Collection, Treatment and Disposal of
Sewage, Including Industrial Wastes; to Authorize and Em-
power Any Such Municipality to Construct, Improve, Extend,
Enlarge, Reconstruct, Maintain, Equip, Repair and Operate
Sanitary Sewers and Sewage Disposal Systems; to Authorize
the Levy of Special Assessments Upon Property Benefited by
the Construction or Reconstruction of Such Sanitary Sewers;
to Provide for Paying the Whole or a Part of the Cost of a
Sewage Disposal System or Systems, of Extensions and Ad-
ditions Thereto, and of Sanitary Sewers, by the Issuance of
Either (1) General Obligation Bonds of Such Municipality
Payable from Ad Valorem Taxes or from Ad Valorem Taxes
and the Proceeds of Sewer Service Charges or Special As-
sessments or Both, or (2) Sewer Revenue Bonds of Such
Municipality Payable Solely from Sewer Service Charges or
From Sewer Service Charges and Special Assessments; to
Provide for the Levy of a Sufficient Ad Valorem Tax for the
Payment of General Obligation Bonds; to Provide for the
Imposition and Collection of Charges for Making Connections
with the Sewer System of Such Municipality, for the Im-
position and Collection of Rates, Fees and Charges for the
Use of the Services and Facilities of Such Sewage Disposal
System or Systems, for the Imposition and Collection of Rates,
Fees and Charges for the Use of the Services and Facilities
of Such Sanitary Sewers, and for the Application of Such
Revenues; to Authorize and Empower Any Such Municipality
to Require Connections With Sanitary Sewers Served or Which
May Be Served by any Sewage Disposal System; to Grant to
Any Such Municipality Power to Acquire Necessary Real and
Personal Property and to Exercise the Right of Eminent
Domain; to Give the Consent of the State of Florida to the
Use of All State Lands Lying Under Water Which are Neces-
sary for the Accomplishment of the Purposes of This Act;
to Exempt from Taxes and Assessments the Sewage Disposal
System of any Such Municipality; to Authorize Municipalities
to Accept Grants and Contributions in Aid of the Purposes of
This Act; to Authorize the Pledge of Surplus Water Revenues;
to Authorize the Issuance of Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds;
to Authorize the Combination of the Water and Sewer Systems
of Any Such Municipality for Financing Purposes and the
Issuance of Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds; and to Prescribe
the Powers and duties of Municipalities in Connection with
the Foregoing and the Rights and Remedies of the Holders of
Any Bonds Issued Pursuant to the Provisions of This Act.

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

By Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson and Sweeny of Volusia-
H. B. No. 89-A bill to be entitled An Act Providing for the
Financing by Counties and Municipalities in the State of
Florida of Certain Self-Liquidating Projects Without the In-
curring of Indebtedness or the Levy of Taxes; Providing for
the Purchase, Construction, Improvement, Extension, Better-
ment, Repair, Operation and Maintenance of Bridges, Cause-
ways and Tunnels by Counties and Waterworks Systems,
Bridges, Causeways, Tunnels, Harbors and Port Facilities and
Parking Facilities by Municipalities, Authorizing the Issuance
of Revenue Bonds, Payable Solely from Revenues, to Pay the
Cost of Such Projects, Providing that no Debt of Any Such
County or Municipality Shall be Incurred in the Exercise of Any
of the Powers Granted by This Act, and That no County or Mu-
nicipality Shall Have the Power to Levy Taxes for the Payment
of Such Revenue Bonds; Providing for the Collection of Rates,
Fees, Rentals and Tolls for the Payment of Such Revenue
Bonds and for the Cost of Maintenance, Repair and Operation
of Such Projects; Providing for the Execution of Trust Agree-



ments to Secure the Payment of Such Revenue Bonds Without
Mortgaging or Encumbering Any Such Projects; Authorizing
the Issuance of Revenue Refunding Bonds; and Prescribing
the Powers and Duties of Counties and Municipalities in Con-
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By Messrs. Surles and Murray of Polk-

H. B. No. 97-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the



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the Holders of Any Bonds Issued Pursuant to the Provisions
of This Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Cities & Towns.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 90-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
458.05, Florida Statutes, and relating to applications to take
the medical examinations in this state; the qualifications
necessary to admit applicants to such examinations; penalties
for practicing medicine without a license; and matters in
connection therewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 91-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
458.08, Florida Statutes, and relating to the approval and
classification of medical schools and colleges, and of hospitals,
by the Board of Medical Examiners.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 92-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
458.10, Florida Statutes, relating to the amount of fees to be
paid in connection with applications to take the medical
examinations in this state.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 93-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
458.12, Florida Statutes, and adding three new and additional
sections to Chapter 458, Florida Statutes, to be known and
designated as Sections 458.121, 458.122 and 458.123, all re-
lating to the revocation, suspension, annulment and denial
of licenses issued or to be issued under said Chapter 458, Florida
Statutes; providing the grounds therefore and the procedure in
connection therewith and for appeals from decisions and
orders of the board in connection therewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 94-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
458.13, Florida Statutes, and defining medical practice, fixing
certain limitations upon the practice of medicine in this state,
and exempting certain things from the operation of Chapter
458, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 95-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
appointment or employment of an assistant Secretary or
secretaries for the State Board of Medical Examiners and
defining his powers, duties and authority.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-

H. B. No. 96--A bill to be entitled An Act providing a
method for proving that a person is or is not duly licensed
and qualified to practice any of the healing arts, or to practice
dentistry, pharmacy or nursing under the statutes and laws
of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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first paragraph of Section 409.26, Florida Statutes, creating
the Florida Council for the Blind by removing the disqualifi-
cation for membership of persons in the employ of the state;
and making membership on said board of a member of the
State Welfare Board permissive and not mandatory.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Shaffer of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 98-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to schools;
providing for collection of tuition fees by the several county
boards of public instruction from non-residents of Florida
entering pupils in the public schools of Florida; providing the
manner of computing such fees; authorizing rules and regu-
lations for the administration of this act; and appropriating
monies collected.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations and Education A.
By Mr. Shepperd of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 99-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections
21.01 through 21.05, 21.09 through 21.13 and 21.15, Florida
Statutes; adding Sections 21.011, 21.012, 21.021. all relating to
the State Auditing Department by creating a Legislative
Auditing Council and vesting the administration of the State
Auditing Department therein.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By Messrs. Patton of Franklin, Haley cf Sarasota, Bollinger
of Palm Beach, Smith of Polk and Ayres of Marion.
H. B. No. 100-A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter
25098, acts of 1949 relating to inclusion of the 1950 ballot
participate of the United States in a World Federal Gov-
ernment.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Resolutions.

Mr. Patton asked that the entire membership of the House
be made co-introducers of House Bill No. 100.
Without objection it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Cobb of Volusia, Bollinger of Palm Beach, David
of Broward, Darby of Escambia, Floyd and Fascell of Dade-

H. B. No. 101-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to liability
insurance coverage of and suits against the State of Florida,
counties of the state and other political subdivisions and enti-
ties of the state, for person injury and property damage re-
sulting from the negligence or wrongful act of its officers,
agents and employees.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.

Mr. Bollinger moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 101 be withdrawn from the Committee on Insurance
and referred to the Committee on Judiciary B.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 101 was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on
Insurance and referred to the Committee on Judiciary B.

By Messrs. Bollinger of Palm Beach, Floyd and Fascell of
Dade, David of Broward and Darby of Escambia-

H. B. No. 102-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
317.13, 317.15 and 317.17 of Florida Statutes 1949 relating to
reports of accidents resulting from the operation of motor
vehicles within the state of Florida.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers.

Mr. Bollinger moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 102 be withdrawn from the Committee on Motor
Vehicles & Carriers and referred to the Committee on Ju-



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The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 102 was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on
Motor Vehicles & Carriers and referred to the Committee on
Judiciary B.

By Messrs. Shepperd and Usina of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 103-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
2 of Chapter 23792, Laws of Florida, 1947 and entitled An Act
providing for the distribution of moneys accruing and allocated
to St. Johns County, Florida, under Chapter 14832, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1931, or any Acts amendatory or supplemental
thereto or any other race tracks Acts, or any Acts amendatory
or supplemental thereto, or under Chapter 22896 Laws of Flor-
ida, Acts of 1945; authorizing and directing the payment of a
portion of such funds to the board of public instruction of St.
Johns County, Florida, and providing the manner in which said
funds shall be budgeted and expended; repealing all Acts in
conflict with this Act, and providing when said Act shall take
effect.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 103.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 104-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
731.34, Florida Statutes of 1949, relating to the Florida pro-
bate law, by amending the provisions thereof with respect
to liability of widow's dower for proportionate share of estate
and inheritance taxes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C.

By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-

H. B. No. 105-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
733.37, Florida Statutes of 1949, relating to the Florida pro-
bate law, by amending the provisions thereof with respect
to partnerships.

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

By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-

H. B. No. 106-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the
salaries of the Justices of the Supreme Court and of the
Circuit Judges of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations and Judiciary A.
By Mr. Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 107-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tions 704.01, 704.02, 704.03, Florida Statutes, 1949, relating
to easements and providing for the use and maintenance of
easements over certain lands when any land desired for use
as a dwelling or for agricultural or stockraising purposes has
no practical route of egress and ingress.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Mr. Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 108-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, desig-
nate and establish a certain state road.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Moody of Hillsborough-



H. B. No. 109-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, desig-
nate and establish a certain state road.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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By Messrs. Patton of Franklin and Cramer of Pinellas-
.:. B. No. 110-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing issu-
ance of free license plates to those residents of the State of
Florida who own motor vehicles and who acquire same through
financial assistance provided by the Veterans Administration
of the Federal Government for World War II veterans who
suffered loss or loss of use of one or both legs at or above
the ankle.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Patton of Franklin-
H. B. No. 11l-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the
closing of public schools and all public offices on Memorial
Day, the Thirtieth day of May of each year.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C.
By Messrs. Patton of Franklin and Cramer of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 112-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
205.161(2), Florida Statutes, by extending certain license tax
exemptions to the unremarried widow of a man who lost his
life while in the military service of the United States.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Military & Veterans Affairs.
By Messrs. Patton of Franklin and Cramer of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 113-A bill to be entitled An Act exempting vet-
erans with a permanent total service connected disability
which results in paralysis of the lower extremities from any
taxation on real estate, including residence thereon, acquired
wholly or in part through financial assistance authorized by
the Veterans Administration of the United States government
But no property shall be exempt from assessments nor is
such exemption provided herein in addition to homestead
exemption.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Military & Veterans Affairs.
By Messrs. Patton of Franklin and Cramer of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 114-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
State Veterans' Service Officer and Assistant State Service
Officers; amending Sections 292.06 and 292.07, Florida Stat-
utes, relating to compensation of such officers; and providing
for an additional senior assistant service officer.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Jacobs of Suwannee-
H. B. No. 115-A bill to be entitled An Act dividing the
State of Florida into eight congressional districts, and pre-
scribing and setting forth the territorial limits and boundaries
of each district.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Messrs. Phillips of Hernando and Fascell of Dade-
H. B. No. 116-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
approval of requests and budgets of the agencies of the State
government by the State Budget Commission in the obtaining
of Federal Aid and providing an effective date hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
Mr. Smith of Duval asked to be recorded present.
By Messrs. Bollinger of Palm Beach, Watson of Lee, Cobb of
Volusia and Fascell of Dade-
H. B. No. 117-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
440.39, Florida Statutes 1949, relating to the payment of work-
men's compensation benefits where the employee is injured
or killed by the negligence or wrongful act of a third party
tort-feasor and actions at law and other remedies against



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in the proportion that the population of each county bears to
the total population of such circuit, according to the last
preceding Federal Census; making the same a county purpose;
making an annual appropriation therefore; providing the ef-
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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Workmen's Compensation.
By Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade-
H. B. No. 118-A bill to be entitled An Act to permit the
court in a tort action to instruct the jury when awarding dam-
ages to itemize the various sums allowed for each element of
damage: and repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict
therewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade-
H. B. No. 119-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
commitment of state prisoners; providing that first offenders
may be committed by the judges of certain courts directly to
the Apalachee correctional institution.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on State Prisons & Convicts.
By Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade-
H. B. No. 120-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
40.24, Florida Statutes; providing an increase in compensation
for jurors.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade-
H. B. No. 121- -A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
90.07, Florida Statutes, relating to witnesses and providing
that a full pardon shall restore the right of convicted perjurers
to testify in the courts ot this state.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade-
H. B. No. 122-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sub-
section (2) of Section 40.01 and Subsection (1) of Section 40.07,
Florida Statutes relating to disqualifications of jurors resulting
from certain criminal convictions.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade-
H. B. No. 123-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
changing names of persons: amending Section 69.02, Florida
Statutes, providing for certain public notice and requiring
sworn petition setting forth certain facts.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade-
H. B. L0o. 124-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
appellate proceedings generally; providing for the sending of
the original record to the appellate court in all appeals.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Belser of Holmes, Tapper of Gulf, Mathis and
Courtney of Bay, Bailey of Calhoun-
H.B. No. 125- A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
salary of each Ciucuit Judge of any Judicial Circuit of the
State of Florida emoracing six or more counties with a total
population exceeding one hundred sixteen thousand (116,000)
and with two or more counties therein with a population of
thirty two thousand (32,000) or more, according to the last
preceding Federal Census, and providing that a proportionate
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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 126-A bill to be entitled An Act to fix and pro-
vide for the compensation and mileage for members of the
Board of Public Instruction of Holmes County and repealing
conflicting laws.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 126.
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 the
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 127-A bill to be entitled An Act to fix and pro-
vide for the compensation and mileage for members of the
Board of County Commissioners of Holmes County and re-
pealing conflicting laws.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 127.
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 the
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Fascell of Dade-
H. B. No. 128-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
execution of any instrument required to be in writing, which
conveys or encumbers an interest in real estate; provides for
person who cannot write to execute instrument by mark;
provides method for witnessing; provides method of acknowl-
edgement.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Messrs. Pittman of Hillsborough, Tate of Sarasota,
Dowda of Putnam, Payne of Pasco, Darby of Escambia,
McKenzie of Levy and McLaren of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 129-A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter
501, Florida Statutes, relating to the Milk Commission.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Haley and Tate of Sarasota, Smith, Surles and
Murray of Polk, Johnson and Moody of Hillsborough, Fascell
and Okell of Dade, Sweeny and Cobb of Volusia, Courtney
of Bay, Phillips of Hernando, Fuqua of Manatee, Bryant of
Marion, David of Broward, Beasley of Walton, Tapper of Gulf,
Summers of Liberty, MacWilliam of Indian River, Payne of
Pasco, Boyd of Lake, Hathaway of Charlotte, Johnson of Hills-
borough, Smith of DeSoto, Mitts of Lee and Cramer of
Pinellas-
H. B. No. 130-A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate or
prohibit the wearing of a mask, hood or any device whereby
any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed or covered
as to conceal the identity of the wearer while upon the public
ways in this state or while upon property of any municipality
or county in this state or while upon the property of the state:
prohibiting the demanding of entrance or the entrance upon
the premises of another while wearing the same; prohibiting
the holding of a meeting or demonstration on the property
of another while wearing the same unless by written permit
of the owner or occupier of the property; providing for certain
exemptions from the act; prohibiting the placing of or causing
to be placed of burning or flaming crosses or exhibits of which
the same are a real or simulated part in a public place; to
prohibit the doing of the same on private property without
first obtaining written permission of the property owner or
occupier to so do; prohibiting the placing of or causing to
be placed anywhere in this state an exhibit with the intent



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the causing to be placed any exhibit any .here in this state
by a person ..earing a mask or any device whereby the face
is so covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer; pro-
viding fbo the punishment for violations of this act as crimes;
defining the term "public place"; providing for the separability
of the provisions of this act; a-Ld for other purposes, in-
cluding the repeal o rc11 inconsistent law cr laws.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Messrs. Melvin of Santa Rosa, Darby of Escambia, Watson
of Lee and Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 131-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
768.02 of Florida Statutes 1949 relating to parties and damages
in actions for death of persons caused by the wrongful act,
negligence, carelessness or default of another.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Messrs. Melvin of Santa Rosa, David of Broward, and
Cobb of Volusia-
House Bill No. 132-A bill to be entitled An Act defining the
liability of owners, operators and other persons legally respon-
sible for the operation of motor vehicles, for injuries received
by guests and non-paying passengers in such motor vehicles,
by reason of the negligent operation thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Melvin of Santa Rosa-
H. B. No. 133-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend sub-
section Two of Section 40.01, Florida Statutes 1929, relating to
the qualifications of jurors; and providing the effective date
hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.

By Mr. Melvin of Santa Rosa-

H. B. No. 134-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
800.04, Florida Statutes of 1949, relating to any lewd, lascivious
or indecent assault or act upon or in the presence of a child
and providing punishment therefore.

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

By Mr. Melvin of Santa Rosa-

H. B. No. 135-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chapter
19554, Laws of Florida 1939, to provide for the presence of any
court reporter or stenographer before the grand jury while they
are in session and to repeal Section 93 of said Chapter 19554,
Laws of Florida 1939.

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

By Mr. Melvin of Santa Rosa-

H. B. No. 136-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections
322.28 and 322.31, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the period
of suspension of revocation and the right of appeal of any
person whose driver's license has been denied, cancelled, sus-
pended or revoked.

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

By Mr. Roberts of Union-

H. B. No. 137-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
516.14 and adding Subsection (4) to Section 519.08, Florida



Statutes, relating to interest on loans by reducing the amount
of interest which can be charged on small loans and discount
consumer financing.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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By Mr. Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 138-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
531, Florida Statutes, by adding a new section designated as
Section 531.35; relating to weights, measures and standards;
to regulate, control, fix and establish standard weights for
loaves of bread and the manufacture and sale thereof; pro-
viding penalties for the violation thereof; and repealing all
laws in conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Patton of Franklin-
H. B. No. 139-A bill to be entitled An Act designating cer-
tain roads or parts of roads or streets or avenues in Franklin
County as State Roads.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.

By Mr. David of Broward-
H. B. No. 140-A bill to be entitled An Act cancelling and
annulling all reverter or forfeiting provisions or clauses in
deeds conveying real estate or any interest therein in the
State of Florida which have been in force and effect for more
than twenty-one years; fixing a limitation on the duration
of such reverter or forfeiture provisions and reversionary clauses
in existing conveyances and future conveyances of real estate
or any interest therein in the State of Florida; providing that
any holder of a possible right of reverter shall have one year
within which to enforce such right; providing for the con-
tinuance of said restrictions and providing a remedy for en-
forcement thereof; and exempting from the operation of this
Act any conveyance to a governmental, educational, literary,
scientific, religious, charitable, or non-profit corporation or
association.

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

By Messrs. Darby of Escambia, Bollinger of Palm Beach,
Floyd and Fascell of Dade, Watson of Lee, and David of
Broward-

H. B. No. 141-A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting the
taking of statements and releases from and the making of
settlements with any injured person while such injured person
is a patient in any hospital. sanatarium or nursing home,
within fifteen days of the time of such injury, and prohibiting
the taking of statements from injured minor except upon the
written permission of his parents or guardian, and prescribing
the effect of statements or releases taken or settlements
made in violation of the terms of this Act.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Messrs. Darby of Escambia and Watson of Lee-
H. B. No. 142-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
45.11 of Florida Statutes 1949 relating to abatement of actions
by death and change of parties.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Messrs. Darby of Escambia, Bollinger of Palm Beach,
David of Broward, Watson of Lee, Floyd and Fascell of Dade
and Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 143-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring persons
taking or having possession of written statements with respect
to accidents or injuries to furnish copies thereof to the persons
making such statements and prescribing the effect of failure
to furnish copies in accordance with the provisions of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Messrs. Smith, Surles and Murray of Polk--



H. B. No. 144-A bill to be entitled An Act ratifying, con-



April 9, 1951



47.16 of Florida Statutes 1949, and relating to the service of
process on persons, associations and co-partnerships, who are
non-residents of the State of Florida and the United Statbs of
America, and foreign corporations, and residents who subse-
quently remove from the state or conceal their whereabouts,
who operate, conduct, engage in, or carry on a business or
business venture in this state.



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firming and validating the continued use of one per cent (1%)
of the general inspection fund and the Florida Citrus Advertis-
ing Fund for the rental of the Florida Citrus Building at Winter
Haven, Florida, the proceeds thereof being used to retire the
certificates of indebtedness issued for the construction of said
building.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Hendry of Okeechobee-
H. B. No. 145.-A bill to be entitled An Act allowing W. Guy
Stovell the time he spent in promoting and constructing
Connor's Highway as a part of his retirement under the state
officers and employees retirement system and providing certain
duties for the comptroller hereunder.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims and State Pensions.
By Messrs. Bryant and Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 146-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 69.16, Florida Statutes providing for disposition of
unclaimed funds in the hands of fiduciaries.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
Mr. Bryant moved that House Bill No. 146, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Banks & Loans also be referred to
the Committee on Judiciary A.

The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 146 was
ordered jointly referred to the Committees on Banks & Loans
and Judiciary A.

By Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade-

H. B. No. 147-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to medi-
cal school education in the State of Florida; authorizing the
Board of Control to pay to the first approved and accredited
medical school established in Florida the sum of three thou-
sand dollars per year for each qualified Florida student en-
rolled; defining the necessary qualifications of a medical
school and medical students to receive benefits; regulating
the expenditure of such funds by said school; limiting the
number of students from each county and appropriating the
sum of two hundred twenty-five thousand dollars to the
Board of Control to carry out the provisions of the act.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education A and Appropriations.

By Mr. Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 148-A bill to be entitled An Act regulating absolute
and conditional sales or offers to sell at auction, diamonds,
precious or semi-precious stones or imitations thereof, watches,
clocks, jewelry, gold, silver or plated ware; prescribing qualifi-
cations for applicants and the manner of applying for a license
to engage in the auction business and for permits for auc-
tioneers and providing for license and permit fees therefore;
prescribing rules and regulations for auction sales of said
classes of goods, and forbidding auctions thereof between the
hours of 8:00 o'clock P.M. and 7:00 o'clock A.M. and limiting
such auctions to 45 days in each calendar year; to provide for
cancellation of licenses and permits for violations of the Act
and procedure therefore including appeals and certiorari and
denying supersedeas in certain cases; and prescribing criminal
penalties for violations of the Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Jfudiciary A.
By Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade, and David of
Broward-
H. B. No. 149-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section












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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade, David of
Broward, and Watson of Lee-
H. B. No. 150-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
furnishing reports of mental and physical examinations of
persons by doctors and other practitioners of. the healing
sciences.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.

By Messrs. Murray, Smith and Surles of Polk, Saunders of
St. Lucie, McWilliam of Indian River, Burton of Brevard,
Duncan of Lake, Cobb of Volusia, Watson of Lee, Shaffer of
Pinellas, Phillips of Hernando, Turlington of Alachua, Wil-
liams of Citrus, Payne of Pasco, Rood of Manatee and Andrews
of Orange.
H. B. No. 151-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend sub-
paragraph(7) ,(23) ,(27) and(36) of Section 601.03; and 601.03 by
the addition of a new sub-paragraph defining Temple Oranges;
sub-paragraph (3) of Section 601.13; sub-paragraph (2) of
Section 601.14; sub-paragraph (3) (a) of Section 601.15; sub-
paragraph (3) (c) of Section 601.15; sub-paragraph (7) of Sec-
tion 601.15; Section 601.16, 601.21 and 601.22; the first para-
graph of Section 601.23; sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of para-
graph (1) of Section 601.28; Sections 601.49, 601.50, 601.51,
601.52, 601.61 and sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) of Section
601.0104, all of the Florida statutes involving parts of the
Florida Citrus Code of 1949, being sub-paragraphs (7) (23) (27)
and (36 of Section 3; and Section 3 also by the addition of a
new sub-paragraph defining Temple Oranges; sub-paragraph
3 of Section 13; sub-paragraph (2) of Section 14; sub-para-
graph (3) (a) of Section 15; sub-paragraph (3) (c) of Section
15; sub-paragraph (7) of Section 15; Sections 16, 21 and 22
and the first paragraph of Section 23; sub-paragraphs (1) and
(2) of Section 28; Sections 49, 50, 51, 52 and 61; and sub-para-
graphs (2) and (3) of Section 104, all of Chapter 25149 Laws
of Florida 1949, known as the Florida Citrus Code of 1949,
entitled: "An Act to Provide for the regulation and the con-
trol of the citrus industry of the State of Florida; to amend
Section 1 of Chapter 22535, Laws of Florida 1945, being Sec-
tion 595.01, Florida Statutes 1941 as amended, relating to the
creation and establishment of the Florida Citrus Commission
and prescribing the qualifications and terms of office of mem-
bers thereof; to amend Section 1 of Chapter 23680, Laws of
Florida 1947, being Section 595.07, Florida Statutes 1941, as
amended, relating to the general powers of the Commission, by
increasing their powers and, among other things, giving them
power to regulate the canning and concentrating of citrus
products and increasing the overhead expense of the commis-
sion; to establish and define certain grades and standards for
citrus fruits produced in the State of Florida and the canned
and concentrated products thereof; to establish and define
maturity standards for citrus fruits produced in the State of
Florida; to provide for the inspection and certification of cit-
rus fruits produced in the State of Florida and canned and con-
centrated products thereof and to define the duties of the
Commissioner of Agriculture in relation thereto; to provide for
the licensing and registration, and the revocation of such, of
citrus fruit packing houses and canning and concentrating
plants of citrus fruits, to prohibit shipment or use of citrus
fruits produced in the State of Florida and canned or concen-
trated products thereof not meeting standards set up by this
act or regulations of the Florida Citrus Commission; to define
and provide for the licensing and bonding of citrus fruit deal-
ers and for the revocation of such licenses; to provide for the
assessment, levy, collection, and disbursement of certain adver-
tising taxes, inspection taxes, and excise taxes on citrus fruits
produced in the State of Florida; to define the duties of the
Commissioner of Agriculture in relation to the administration
and enforcement of laws dealing with citrus fruits produced
in the State of Florida; to provide for the regulation of the
manufacture and use of coloring matter to be used in the color-
ing of citrus fruits produced in the State of Florida; to prohibit
the use of arsenic in certain particulars; to provide penalties



for the violation of this act and any rules and regulations of
the Florida Citrus Commission or the Commissioner of Agri-
culture of the State of Florida promulgated hereunder; and to
repeal chapters 594, 595 (except Sections 595.01 and 595.07),



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E OF REPRESENTATIVES April 9, 1951

596, 597, 598, 599 and 600, Florida Statutes, 1941, and any and
all laws in conflict herewith."

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Mr. Johnson asked to be made a co-introducer of House
Bill No. 130.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Griner moved that House Bills Nos. 101 and 102 which
were referred to the Committee on Judiciary B also be referred
to the Committee on Insurance.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bills Nos. 101 and 102
were ordered jointly referred to the Committees on Judiciary B
and Insurance.



Mr. Cramer asked to be made a co-introducer of House Bills
Nos. 110, 112, 113, 114 and 130.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 6. 1951.
The Honorable B. Elliott,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Ripley-
S. B. No. 46-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Duval
County, Florida, to convey to Rosa Stephens of Duval County,
Florida, certain lands lying and situate in said county, upon
the payment of certain monies and fees.
Proof of Publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 46.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 46 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 6. 1951.
The Honorable B. Elliott,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-

By Senator Branch-

S. B. No. 30-A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter
24918, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1947, relating to the
reinstatement of Norman T. Whitworth as an employee and












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member of the Police Department of the City of Tampa and to
his eligibility for a pension.
Proof of publication attached.

-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.

Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 30.

The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 30 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Mr. Moody asked unanimous consent now to take up and
consider Senate Bill No. 30.
Without objection, Senate Bill No. 30 was taken up.
Mr. Moody moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 30 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 30 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Moody moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 30 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 30 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the result
was:



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Campbell
Carlton
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Cramer
Darby
David
Ayes-94.
Nays-None.



Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Griner
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Henderson
Hendry
Inman
Jacobs
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Kirkland
Lancaster
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



So Senate Bill No. 30 passed, title as
was ordered certified to the Senate.



McFarland,E.B Saunders, D.H.
McFarlin, J.L. Saunders, S. D.
McKendree Shaffer
McKenzie Shepperd
McLaren Simpson
Melvin Smith, Claude
Merchant Smith, Lisle W
Mitts Smith, M. B.
Moody Smith, S. C.
Morgan Stewart
Murray Summers
Nesmith Surles
Okell Sweeny
Papy Tapper
Patton Tate
Payne Turlington
Pearce Usina
Peeples Watson
Phillips Webb
Pittman Whitlock
Putnal Williams, F.
Roberts Williams, V. A.
Rood
Rowell



stated. And the same



Mr. Smith of Polk asked unanimous consent to take up
and consider Senate Bill No. 16 out of its regular order.
Without objection, Senate Bill No. 16 was taken up.

By Senator King-

S. B. No. 16-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section



59



5 of Chapter 9683, Laws of Florida 1923, as amended by
Chapter 10327, Laws of Florida 1925; Section 115 of Chapter
9683, Laws of Florida 1923, as amended by Chapter 10329,
Laws of Florida 1925; and Section 118 of Chapter 9683, Laws
of Florida 1923, as amended by Chapter 23179, Laws of Florida
1945. said Chapter 9683, Laws of Florida 1923, being entitled:
"An Act to validate and legalize an election held in and for
the City of Bartow, on the 13th day of December, A. D. 1921;
to validate and legalize the charter of the City of Bartow,
which was adopted by the electors of said city at said election
held on the 13th day of December, A. D. 1921; and to validate
and legalize all contracts, municipal assessments, ordinances
and resolutions, appointments and election of officers and all
other Acts which have been done under and by virtue of said
charter, and providing a form and method of government for
said City of Bartow"; the substance of these amendments to
Sections 5, 115 and 118 of Chapter 9683, Laws of Florida, 1923,
as amended, being that all seats upon the City Commission
shall be numbered; that primary and general elections shall
be held to fill vacancies; to provide for runoff elections in
the event no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast
in said elections; to provide for nominating petitions; and
fixing the hours for the polls to be open.

Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and
Senate Bill No. 16 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 16 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and Senate Bill No. 16 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 16 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Campbell
Carlton
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Cramer
Darby
David
Ayes-94.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Griner
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Henderson
Hendry
Inman
Jacobs
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Kirkland
Lancaster
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



McFarland,E.B. Saunders, D.H.
McFarlin, J. L. Saunders, S. D.
McKendree Shaffer
McKenzie Shepperd
McLaren Simpson
Melvin Smith, Claude
Merchant Smith, Lisle W
Mitts Smith, M. B.
Moody Smith, S. C.
Morgan Stewart
Murray Summers
Nesmith Surles
Okell Sweeny
Papy Tapper
Patton Tate
Payne Turlington
Pearce Usina
Peeples Watson
Phillips Webb
Pittman Whitlock
Putnal Williams, F.
Roberts Williams, V. A.
Rood
Rowell



Nays-None.
So Senate Bill No. 16 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Phillips moved that the rules be waived and the House
now revert to the order of business, Introduction of House
Resolutions.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
By Mr. Phillips of Hernando-
H. R. No. 11-A resolution for the appointment of a com-



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60 JOURNAL OF THE HOU

mittee of inquiry of the House of Representatives to serve
during the session of 1951 and during the interim between the
closing of the 1951 session and the 1953 session; to make in-
quiries, investigations, surveys, studies and recommendations
on any department, agency, bureau or institution created by
law; to subpoena witnesses and interrogate officials and em-
ployees of the State of Florida; to make reports to the
Legislature.

WHEREAS, the legislature is in session only sixty days in
every two years; and

WHEREAS, the problems involved are continuous and
changing; and

WHEREAS, the total budget of the State of Florida has
reached the staggering sum of approximately six hundred and
nineteen million ($619,000,000.00) dollars each biennium, as
reported on page four (4) of the budget commission's report
of 1951; and

WHEREAS, the legislature in its biennial appropriation bill
is now appropriating approximately only two hundred forty-
eight million ($248,000,000.00) dollars of this amount; and

WHEREAS, more than one-half of the state appropriations
are still budgeted by continuing or pledged biennial appropria-
tions amounting to approximately three hundred seventy
million ($370,000,000.00) dollars of state taxes and fees, which
is budgeted and spent by the departments with little direct
legislative control; and
WHEREAS, the Federal Government is now contributing
approximately forty-four million ($44,000,000.00) dollars to
various state departments under special budgets; and

WHEREAS, the time is too short within sixty days to be
fully informed as to justification for these increasing expendi-
tures; and

WHEREAS, knowledge of and concerning these problems is
essential to enlightened legislation; and

WHEREAS, the legislative branch of the government is re-
sponsible directly to the people for the creation of the fiscal
policies of the state and the biennial appropriations, and for
creating taxes necessary to meet demands for governmental
services; and



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WHEREAS, prudence dictates that a careful study be made
in the public's interest, NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That a committee of nine (9) members of the
House of Representatives be appointed by the Speaker of the
House, with three (3) members of the committee selected from
West Florida, with three (3) from South Florida, and three
(3) from Central Florida.
Section 2. The Speaker of the House of Representatives
shall appoint a chairman and a vice-chairman of the com-
mittee. The Speaker and the Speaker pro tem shall be ex officio
members of the committee.
Section 3. The committee shall serve during the 1951 session
of the legislature and during the interim between the 1951
session of the legislature and the 1953 legislature.
Section 4. The committee shall have power to subpoena
witnesses and take testimony under provisions of section 11.08,
Florida Statutes, 1949, on the internal affairs and business of
any department, agency, bureau or institution organized and
functioning by law in the State of Florida, which is financed
or operating by authority of the legislature.
Section 5. The committee shall be called together by the
chairman of the committee or the Speaker of the House of
Representatives at any time during the session or during the
interim between sessions of the legislature.
Section 6. The committee may be divided into sub-com-
mittees which shall be assigned by a majority of the members
of the committee to investigate and report to the committee
on any matter within the scope of the committee's purview.
Section 7. Members of the sub-committee may be assigned
to meet with and familiarize themselves with the problems of
the various agencies of state government at any time during
or between sessions of the legislature. The committee shall
make such investigations as are deemed necessary and shall
make a report to the House of Representatives during the 1951
legislature or at any time during any regular or special session
of the legislature. In the interim between the sessions the com-
mittee shall keep a record of all investigations and make a
report to the 1953 legislature on its findings.
-which was read in full and referred to the Committee on
Resolutions.










REGISTRATION UNDER HOUSE RULE SEVENTY-FOUR THROUGH 5:00 P.M., APRIL 9



Name and Address


Allen, Leroy,
Tam pa..............
Allen, Leroy,
Tam pa..............
Allison, Carl M.,
Wauchula .......... .
Allison, John M.,
Tampa ..............
Allison, John M.,
Tam pa ..............
Anderson, Oliver W., Jr.,
Zephyrhills ......... .
Avirett, Clayton A.,
Jasper...............
Baker, Mrs. John,
Miami .... ..........




Ballinger, J. Kenneth,
Tallahassee . . .

Ballinger, J. Kenneth,
Tallahassee. . . .
Baskins, H. H., Sr.,
Clearwater.. .........




Baskins, H. H., Sr.,
Clearwater.. .........
Beasley, Clifford C.,
Gainesville.......... .
Belot, W. Alton,
Jacksonville. ....... .
Bennett, Mrs. Marie,
Orlando ..... ........
Block, Al B.,
Tallahassee . . .
Brent, R. C., Jr.,
Tallahassee.... .....
Bucklew, Sam,
Tampa ..............
Bucklew, Sam,
Tampa ..............
Butler, Gordon T.,
Fernandina.... ......

Butler, J. M.,
Gainesville. ........ .
Chaires, Wana E., \Ii-ami

Copeland, Ross, Sr.,
Tam pa..............
Crutchfield, G. A.,
Jacksonville. .........



Business or Employer


Associated Outdoor Clubs,
Inc., Tampa ...........
Florida Railroad Assn.,
Tallahassee ............
Fla. REA Cooperatives
Assn., Wachula ........ .
The Florida Bar,
Tallahassee............
Gulf Stream Park Racing
Assn., Hollywood.... ..
Pasco Co. Poultry Produc-
ers Assn., Dade City....

Florida Milk Commission.
League of Women Voters,
Orlando ...............




Florida Bd. of Parks & His-
toric Memorials, Talla-
hassee ..... ....... .
American Legion,
Tallahassee. ...........
Florida Committee on
American Action,
Gainesville ............



Sylvan Abbey Memorial
Park, Clearwater.......
Fla. Institute of Account-
ants, Gainesville........
Florida Hatchery & Breed-
ers Assn., Jacksonville...
Fla. Lumber & Mill Work
Assn., Orlando..........
Rose Printing Co.,
Tallahassee............

State Board of Forestry...
Tampa Electric Co.,
Tampa. ...............
Hialeah Race Course,
M iami. .. ... .......
Florida League of Munici-
palities, Jacksonville ....

Eli Witt Cigar Co.,
Gainesville ............
City of Miami...........

Florida State Poultry
Producers Assn. Tampa.
Florida Assn. Accident &
Health Underw., Miami.



Entity Representative
and Address


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

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

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

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

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

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

Sme....................
Same....................




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




..ame.....................
Sam e...................



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

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

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


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


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

Same. ..................
Sam e ...................
Sa m e l...................



Natiur of Business



Greyhound racing........

Railroads...............

Electrical Utility .... ...

Law ...... ..... .. ......

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

Poultry .................

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


Patriotic & Veteran Or-

ganizations............




A cemetery ...........

Public Accounting. ......

Poultry industry.........

Retail building materials..

Printing and publishing...



Utilities ...... ... ....

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

Municipalities .......



Same .............. .. .Cigar & tobacco business..
Same .................. M unicipality. .............



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

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



Poultry.... .. ........
Accident and Health In-
surance ............. .



Duration of
Representation


Yearly ........

Yearly.........

Session.........

Session .........

Session .........

Session .........


S................
Session .........



By Whomn
Authorized



The Corporation...

The Association. .
President, Fla. Rea
Coop. Assn........

Board of Governors
James Donn, Pres.,
Gulf Stream Park.
Sam O'Quinn, Poul-
tryProducersAssn.


Miss Margaret
Piper, Pres....



Session ........ Dept. Commander.



Session......... Committee........



Session .. ......

Session .. ......

Session .. ......

Yearly ........

Session . .







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



Session ........


Session .. ......

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

Session .........



Sylvan Abbey ... .
Florida Institute of
Accountants .....
Fla. Hatchery &
Breeders Assn....

Association. ......

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


President, Tampa
Electric .........

Sam McCormick...
Florida League of
Municipalities....


D. H. Woodbury...
J. W. Watson, Mi-
ami City Attorney
Fla. State Poultry
Producers Assn.. .
Chm., Legislative
Committee. . .



Particular Legislation Involved



Tampa dog track

Railroads
Regulatory Bill and anything af-
recting REA Cooperatives
Substantive law or practice or
procedure

Horse racing
Egg and poultry laws and disease
laboratory

Florida Milk Commission
Revision of State Constitution,
Reorganization of Executive
Dept., Adequate Appropriations
for Schools, Juvenile Court Act,
Adequate Appropriations for
Farm Colony and A.D.C.


Any legislation affecting Board

All veterans legislation
Appeal of the Resolution of the
State Legislature to the Con-
gress of U.S.A. for a modifica-
tion of the Constitution and ad-
vocating limited world govern-
ment

Fla. Cemetery Assn. Law
Legislation involving public ac-
countancy

Poultry Industry

Lumber or building material

Printing and publishing

Forestry

Utilities

Horse racing
Off-Street Parking, Civil Defense,
Social Security, and Legislation
affecting municipalities

Tobacco industry
Legislation affecting City of
Miami

Poultry Industry
Accident and Health Insurance
Legislation



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Name and Address



Business or Employer



Entity Representative
and Address



Nature of Business



Duration of
Representation



By Whom
Authorized



Particular Legislation Involved



Daniels, Chester,
Sanford..............
Daniels, Chester,
Sanford..............
Daniels, Chester,
Sanford. . . . .
Davidson, Mrs. Robt. F.,
Gainesville......... .



DeCostas, W. R.,
Miami ...............

Edwards, W. T.,
Jacksonville........ .
Eifler, A. C.,
Tam pa............ .
Ervin, Richard,
Tallahassee........ .

Ewing, W. R.,
Tallahassee..... .
Finlayson, E. H.,
Greenville... . . .
Finlayson, E. H.,
Greenville.......... .
Flannery, W. H.,
St. Petersburg .... ..
Ford, John,
Winter Park..... .
Forman, Hamilton C.,
Ft. Lauderdale. ..
Fuqua, Ben H.,
M iam i............. .
Gertner, C. A.,
Jacksonville........ .
Green, Ray E.,
Clearwater ...........
Greenleaf, Richard P.,
Daytona Beach .......


Gregory, E. Paul,
Quincy............ .
Hancock, R. H.,
Orange Springs .......

Henderson, Ed,
Tallahassee .........
Hendrix, Bill,
Tallahassee........ .
Herndon, W. Rodger,
Orlando..............
Hoffman, Carl T.,
Miami ...............



Florida Power Corp......
Florida Power & Light
System Coun., Sanford..
Florida State Electrical
Workers Ass., Sanford...
League of Women Voters,
Orlando.............. .




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

State Tuberculosis Board,
Tallahassee.......... .
Fla. Assn. of Insurance
Agents, Tampa.........
Attorney General,
Tallahassee.......... .

Fla. Inspection & Rating
Bureau, Jacksonville....
Seed Producers Assn. of
Florida, Lake City......
Florida Farm Bureau,
Winter Park ......... .
W. H. Flannery & Others,
St. Petersburg .........
Florida Farm Bureau,
Winter Park......... .
Hamilton C. Forman,
Dairyman, Ft. Lauderdale
Florida Power & Light,
M iam i.............. .
Florida Trucking Assn.,
Jacksonville. . . .

State Comptrollers Office.
Fla. Negro Social Welfare
Committee, Jackson 'lle


Gulf Power Company,
Pensacola ......... .
Distilled Spirits Whole-
salers of Fla., Inc.,
Jacksonville .... . .
Florida Education Assn.,
Tallahassee.......... .
Southern Knights of the
KKK, Tallahassee ....
Florida Restaurant
Industry, Orlando ......
Miami Beach Kennel
Club, Inc., Miami Bch.. .



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

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

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

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




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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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



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


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


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



L abor..................

L abor..................

L abor................ .






M unicipality.......... .


State Tuberculosis .......
Fire and Casualty
Insurance .............



Fire insurance ...........
Seed Producers Trade
A ssn................ .

Farmers Trade Assn... .

Dog racing............ .

,,Farmers Trade Assn......

Agriculture . . .

Public utilities...........

Transportation..........


Negro welfare......... .



Legal..... . ...

Alcoholic beverage
business............. .
Professional
organization ...........

Education & patriotic....
Assn. of Restaurant
operators............ .

R acing .................



Session.........

Session. ........

Session . .

Session . .



The Council.......

The Council.......

The Association. .
Miss Margaret
Piper, Pres.. . .



Miami City Com-
Session . . mission..........



Year-round. .

Session .........



Session .........

Session .........

Session .........

Session .........

Session .........

Session .........

Year-round .....

Session .........


Session .........



State Board... .

Executive Comm...


Manager of the
Bureau........ .

Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

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

Board of Directors.

Self ............ .
Pres., Fla. Power &
Light ...........

Board of Directors.


L. W. Armwood,
Chairman .......



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



Session .........

Permanent......

Session .........

Session .........

Session .........



Board Directors. .

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

The Knights . .
Florida Restaurant
Assn.......... .
Directors, Miami
Beach Kennel
Club, Inc.... .



Labor Legislation

Labor legislation

Labor legislation
Revision of State Constitution,
Reorganization of the Execu-
tive Dept., Adequate Appropri-
tions for Schools, Juvenile Court
Act, Appropriations for Farm
Colony and A.D.C.
Revenue for the City of Miami,
Utilities Bill. Anything concern-
ing the City of Miami

Hospitalization of Tuberculous
Fire and Casualty insurance leg-
islation
Anti-crime Bills; Civil Defense;
legislation dealing with govern-
ment

Insurance legislation

Seed legislation

Agricultural legislation
Summer dog racing for Pinellas
County

Farming legislation
Local legislation creating irriga-
tion district

Public utilities legislation

Trucking business legislation
Legislation affecting Comp-
Office
Opening of negro girls correctional
school at Forest Hill; provision
of negro facilities at Farm Col-
ony; improvement of State facil-
ities for negroes generally

The interests of the company


Alcoholic beverage legislation

Public schools

Educational, labor, anti-klan bills

Restaurants


Racing



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Name and Address


Horsley, Jack E.,
M iami...............
Horsley, Jack E.,
Miami. ..............

Hostetler, Dallas L.,
Orlando ..............

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

Jackson, John 0.,
Jacksonville ..........
Jibb, Wm. F.,
Jacksonville ..........
Joanos, Emmanuel,
Tallahassee...........
Johnston, Harry A.,
W. Palm Beach.......
Johnston, Harry A.,
W. Palm Beach.......
Johnston, Harry A.,
W. Palm Beach.......
Kirk, John E.,
M iam i...............
Kite, W. E., Sr.,
Miami ...............
Korbly, Charles A.,
Tampa ..............
Lane, Donald R.,
Miami. ..............



Lilienthal, Henry F.,
W. Palm Beach.......


Livingston, Mary,
W. Palm Beach.......

Mack, John Patrick,
Tallahassee..... . .
Madigan, John A., Jr.,
Tallahassee..... . .
Mallory, Walter C.,
Orlando ..............

Marchant, Jeptha P.,
Tallahassee ..........

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


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



Business or Employer



Horsley Insurance Agcy.,
Miiami...............
State Jr. C. of C.,
Jacksonville. .........

Florida State Retailers
Assn., Orlando.........

Brotherhood of Locomo-
tive Firemen & Engine-
men, Leesburg. ........
Game & Fresh Water
Fish Commission.......
Associated Industries of
Florida, Jacksonville....
The Hotels of Daytona
B each.................
Board of County Commis-
missioners, Palm Bch....
Bd. of County Commis-
sioners, Palm Bch.......
Bd. of County Commis-
sioners, Palm Bch.......
Dade Co. & Dade Co.
Port Authority, Miami..
Order of Railway Con-
ductors, Cedar Rapids, Ia.
American Fire & Casualty
Co., Orlando...........
All Christian Science
Churches and all the
Christian Scientists in
this state..............

Board of County Commis-
sioners of Palm Beach Co.
and the State Assn. of
County Commissioners.
The Florida State Nurs-
ing Assn., Miami .......

State Insurance Dept.,
(State Treasurer's Office)

Attorney General........
Florida Automobile Deal-
ers Assn., Orlando ......

United States Brewers
Foundation, Inc., N.Y...

Fla. League of Munici-
palities, Jacksonville. ...



Entity Representative
and Address



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

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


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



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

..me.................

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

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

Sam e ...... ............
State Assn. Co. Comm.,
Tallassee ..............
Florida Bar,
Tallahassee ............

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



Nature of Business



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

State civic organization...



Duration of
Representation



Session.........

Session .........



By Whom
Authorized



J. Horsley, Sr......

J. Brailey Odham..



Merchants trade assn.... Yearly......... Officers of the assn.



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


Varied industries of
Florida.................

Hotel business..........




Law profession ..........

Dade County ...........



Session .........



Session .........

Session.........

Session .........

Session .........

Session .......

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



. ..... ......... Train service organization Session.........



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

Christian Science Commit-
tee on Publication for
Florida................



Insurance............... Session.........



Constitutional religious
rights ...............



Terms expires
Sept. 30, 1951...



Same ................... Legislation.............. Session........

Same. ................. .Nursing profession. ...... Session ........



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



Trade Assn. ............



Permanent......



Same................... Research foundation . Permanent ....



Same............. ..... Municipal legislation. .... Session ........



Legislative Board,

B. of L.F.&E.....

. . . . ..
Associated Indus-
tries of Florida...

Self...... ........
Bd. of County
Commissioners...
State Assn. of Co.
Commissioners...
Pres. of the
Florida Bar......
Hudson, Cason &
J. Mark Wilcox..
ORC Legislative
Committee ... .
Pres., American Fire
& Casualty Co....
The Christian Sci-
ence Churches le-
gally designated to
make the appoint-
ment...........


Bd. of County
Commissioners..

Bd. of Directors...


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

S. . . .. ..

Bd. of Directors...


Legal Dept........

Fla. League of
Municipalities ....



City of Tampa. ......... Same................... Local legislation ......... Session ......... City Administration



Particular Legislation Involved



Insurance code
Anti-gambling, adoption place
ment, safety, automobile inspec-
tion, etc.
Retailing and consumers legisla-
tion; re-organization of state
government


Labor legislation, insurance, etc.

Conservation

All legislation affecting industry

Hotels

County legislation

County legislation

Law legislation

Dade County
Railway service, insurance, and
taxation
Legislation involving insurance
business

Constitutional religious rights of
Christian Scientists


Legislation involving Palm Beach
Co. and State Assn. of
County Commissioners

Nursing Practice Act and legisla-
tion pertaining to nurses, nurs-
ing and health measures
Legislation pertaining to State
Insurance Code

Florida Civil Defense Act
Legislation pertaining to and af-
fecting automobile and truck
dealers (new dealers).

All laws pertaining to malt bever-
ages
Off-street parking, civil defense,
Social Security, and any other
legislation affecting munici-
palities
Hospital, revenue certificates
registration of voters, off-street
parking, etc.



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Name and Address


Measure, Ramona D.,
Jacksonville ..........
McClure, J. Robert,
Tallahassee ...........

IMcLane, Ralph M.,
Tallahassee ..........
Merritt, W. S.,
M iami. ...............
Messer, James, Jr.,
Tallahassee...........
Messer, James, Jr.,
Tallahassee. ..........
Messer, James, Jr.,
Tallahassee..... ......
Munroe, William,
Indian Rocks Beach...

Newman, Coleman,
Tallahassee ......... .
Newman, Robert L.,
Tampa.............
Odum, Ralph E.,
Tallahassee..... ......
Owen, E. P., Jr.,
Jacksonville ..........

Owen, George E.,
Tallahassee.. .........



Pepper, Leonard,
Tallahassee ...........

Petteway, Lewis W.,
Tallahassee.. .........

Petteway, Lewis W.,
Tallahassee. ..........
Petteway, Lewis W.,
Tallahassee...... ....



Business or Employ(r


State Tuberculosis Bd.,
Tallahassee. ...........
Attorney General,
Tallahassee............

Attorney General,
Tallahassee. ..........
U.S. Brewers Foundation,
New York.............
Fla. Security Dealers
Assn., Deland..........

City of Tallahassee. .
Fla. Railroad Assn.,
Tallahassee. .......... .
Fla. State Assn. of
Retail Grocers, Inc.,
Tam pa................
Game & Fresh Water Fish
Commission ..........



Entity Representative
and Address



Nature of Business



Duration of By Whom
Representation Authorized



Same ................... State Tuberculosis. ...... Session......... State Board.......



Same................... Brewery................ Perm anently .. .



U.S. Brewers
Foundation......



Sa ................... Securities............... Session ......... D. Kirk Gunby ....



Particular Legislation Involved



Hospitalization of Tuberculous
Anti-crime, civil defense & other
legislation dealing with Govern-
ment



Same

Beverage laws
Issuance and sale of securities by
any Governmental agency



Same .................. ...................... Continuous ..... City Commission.. City of Tallahassee



Same................ Railroads. .............. Continuous. ... Executive Comm...



Same. .................. Grocers Assn............ Session......... Bd. of Directors...



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



Fla. Taxpayers Assn ...... Same................... Tax Research ........... Session ......... Directors of Assn..



Attorney General ........
Cities of Jacksonville and
Miami Beach. .........



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



Matters affecting cities of
Jacksonville & Miami Bch.



Session ........



"Cities of Jackson-
ville & Miami Bch.



Attorney General ..............................



Fla. Fidelity Corp.
Columbia Develop. Corp.
Patricia Develop. Corp...
State Officers & Employees
Retirement Assn.,
Tallahassee. ...........
The Fla. Bar, Supreme
Ct. Bldg., Tallahassee...
Fla. Railroad & Public
Utilities Commission....



Peyton, T. D. So. Bell Telephone & Tele-
Jacksonville ......... graph Co., Jacksonville..



Piper Miss Margaret
Orlando ..............


Piper Miss Warrene
Orlando ..............



League of Women Voters
of Fla., 9 Lake Lucerne
Plaza, Orlando.........

League of Women Voters
of Fla., 9 Lake Lucerne
Plaza, Orlando.........



Ramsey E. H. Fla. Tax Revision League,
Jacksonville .......... Inc., Jacksonville.......



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


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



Real estate development
and investment banking
corporation. ............

Assn. of State Person-
n el . .. .. .. .



Annual ........



Officers of
organizations ....



Session......... Mr. George Owen .



Same...................Legal profession ......... Session......... .................



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



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



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




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


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



Session .........



S.... Session .........



A. B. Dooley, Fla.
Mgr. So. Bell Tel.
phone & Telegraph


Miss Margaret
Piper, Pres... .


Miss Margaret
Piper, President..



Research. ............... Permanent...... Bd. of Directors...



Railroads
Small claims court, revision of
taxes, food industry legisla-
tion
Bills affecting Game & Fresh
Water Fish Dept.
Legislation to bring about effi-
ciency and economy

Fla. Civil Defense Act
Any and all legislation affecting
the municipal governments of
Jacksonville and Miami Beach
Representing Attorney General's
office sponsoring anti-crime and
other legislation dealing with
government, legislation affecting
State Officers and Employees
retirement
Any legislation affecting real es-
tate, investments and general
legislation
Anything affecting retirement and
pensions of state officers al:d
employees
Anything affecting the bar
Any legislation which will affect
the Fla. Railroad & Public
Utilities Commission
All matters pertaining to the
telephone industry
Revision of State Constitution,
Reorganization of the Executive
Dept., adequate appropriations
for schools, Juvenile Court Act,
adequateappropriationsforFarm
Colony and A.D.C.
Revision of State Constitution,
Reorganization of the Executive
Dept., adequate appropriations
for schools, Juvenile Court Act,
adequateappropriationsforFarm
Colony and A.D.C.
Legislation relating to taxation



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Name and Address



Riddle R. O. (Bill)
Jacksonville ..........
Robineau, S. P.,
M iam i...............
Roche, Frank G.,
Miami. ...............

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

Rountree, Walter E.,
Tallahassee ...........
Rowton, Ernest A.,
Tallahassee ...........
Sarra, Lamar,
Jacksonville ..........
Schulman, Mary,
Tallahassee...........
Scott, Holbrook,
Ocala............... .

Scott, Ralph A.,
M iam i ...............
Shands, Thomas W.,
Ft. M years .......... .
Shearston, Helen,
Miami ...............

Shivers, Douglass B.
Tallahassee. ...........

Short James W.
Tampa. .............
Simmons Wm. P. Jr.
Miami...............
Simonson, David F.
Clearwater. ..........

Smith, McGregor
M iam i ...............
Smith, Dr. Rex
Jacksonville. .........
Stallworth F. T.
Tallahassee. . . .

Steed, W. J.,
Orlando ..............
Steed, W. J.,
Orlando ..............
Stiegel, Harry L.,
Jacksonville ..........

Stone, Norman S.,
Tallahassee ......... .

Stone, Norman S.,
Tallahassee. ........ .



Business or Employer



Fla. State Hotel A n.
Jacksonville. ..........
West Flagler Amusement
Co., Inc., Miami.......
Fla. Federation of Labor,
A.F. of L., Miami .....

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

State Treasurer and
Insurance Commission..
American Legion,
Tallahassee ............
Florida State Theatres,
Jacksonville. ..........

Attorney General........
Republican State Execu-
tive Committee of Fla.,
Ft. M years. .... ........
Fla. Power & Light Co.,
M iam i............. ..
Fla. Ass). of Insurance
Agents, Tampa.........
The Fla. State Nursing
Assn., Miami ..........

Fla. State Assn. of Master
Plumbers & Heating
Dealers, Leesburg ......
Fla. State Council of
Brewery Workers, Tampa
Hialeah Racecourse, Inc.
Hialeah ...............
United World Federalists
Florida Branch Inc.
Clearwater. ...........
Fla. Power & Light Co.
Miami ................
Florida Naturopathic Phy-
sicians Assn., Inc. Miami.
Fla. Hospital Service
Corp. Jacksonville .....

Fla. Automobile Dealers
Assn., Orlando .........
Fla. Citrus Commission,
Lakeland..............
State of Fla. Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers,
M iam i ...............
Fla. State Council for the
B lind .................

The Disabled American
Veterans, Jacksonville..



Entity Representative
and Address



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

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

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



Nature of Business



Hotel business...........

Dog racing and real estate

Labor and welfare.......



Duration of
Representation



Session ... .....

Annual retainer..

Session .........



By Whom
Authorized


Bd. of Directors...
W. Flagler Amuse-
ment Co., Inc.. .

Executive Board...



Same........ .. ......... Transportation business... Session ......... Board of Directors.



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

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




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

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

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

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



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

Sam e ...... ...... ......
Same................



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

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

Sam e..................
Committee on medicine
and hospitals..........


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

. .. .. . . .. .
Brotherhood of Locomo-
tive Engineers, Cleve-
land, Ohio.............




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



Veterans organization....

Theatre operations.......




Republican Party of Fla..

Utilities ...........
Insurance Agents-Fire
& Casualty............

Nursing profession.......



Plumbing and Heating...

S. . .... . . . .

Horserace track ........


Educational and political.

Public utilities... . .

Professional organization..
Medical, doctors and
hospitals. .............

New car and truck
dealers................




Locomotive engineers....



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

Session .........




Session . ..

Permanent.......

Session .........

Session .........



Session. ........

Full time.......

Session .........


Session ........

Session .........

Session .........

Session .........


Session.........




Session .........

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



Veterans legislation ..... Session ........



American Legion
Legislative Comm
Florida State
Theatres, Inc ....

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

Republican State
Executive Comm.
Fla. Power &
Light Co........

Board of Directors.

Board of Directors.



The Association...

Board of Directors.
Officers of the
corporation ......


George Lewis.....

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

Board of Directors.

Officers of Corp....

Legislative Com-
mittee..........

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

Legislative Board of
the B. of L.E.....

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

State Commander
of the Disabled
Amer. Veterans...



Particular Legislation Involved



Legislation affecting hotels
Pari-mutual legislation and dog
racing
Legislation affecting members of
the A.F. of L. Union in Florida,
welfare legislation generally

Legislation affecting motor trans-
portation
Bill No. 7-Insurance Code and
related matters

All veterans benefits
Legislation relating to amuse-
ments
Recommendations of the Attor-
ney General
Legislation pertaining to the in-
terest of the Republican
Party
Legislation affecting the Florida
Power & Light Co.

Legislation affecting insurance
Nursing Practice Act and any
legislation pertaining to nurses,
nursing and health measures

Florida Plumbing Control Act of
of 1951
Legislation pertaining to the alco-
holic beverage industry
Legislation affecting horse-race
tracks


World federation legislation

Legislation affecting utilities
Legislation affecting the Naturo-
pathic profession
Legislation affecting hospital ser-
vice corporations, the healing
arts, hospitals and public health
Legislation adversely affecting
automobile dealers

Legislation affecting citrus
Legislation that pertains to the
activities of engineers, and rail-
roads in general
Appropriations, and legislation
pertaining to the Council for the
Blind


Veterans benefits



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Business or Employer



Street, Dr. Mary M., League of Women Voters
Winter Haven........ of Florida .............



Taylor, C. E.,
Tallahassee...........
Tench, B., Jr.,
Gainesville ......... .
Thornal, Campbell,
Orlando........... .
Tomasello, A. D.,
Bartow .............
Tomasello, A. D.,
Bartow ..............
Toney, James B.,
Tallahassee ..... ..
Varn, W. E.,
Sanford..............

Vathis, George,
Tallahassee...........
Watson, J. W., Jr.,
M iami ...............

Weidling, Carl T.,
Ft. Lauderdale .......
Weidling, Carl T.,
Ft. Lauderdale ......
Wells, Sinclair..........
Tallahassee.........

Whitehurst, James,
Brooksville.... ......
Wigginton, John T.,
Tallahassee ..... ..

Wigginton, John T.,
Tallahassee... . .
Willis, Ben C.,
Tallahassee ..........
Willis, Ben C.,
Tallahassee. . ...



Department of Public
Safety .. ............
Fla. Assn. of Architects,
Gainesville. . .
Fla. Power Corp.,
St. Petersburg ...... .
B. Nelson Deranian,
Washington, D C......
Fla. Trucking Assn.,
Jacksonville.......... .

Attorney General's Office.
Fla. Legislative Board of
Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainmen, Cleveland, 0.
State Board of Con-
servation ..............
City of Miami,
M iam i.............. ..

Fla. Tax Revision League,
Jacksonville................
Fla. State Assn. of Small
Loan Banks, Tampa....
Department of Agriculture
Trustees I.I. Fund
State Board of Education.

General Cement Co., Inc..
The Florida Bar,
Tallahassee ......... .

Natl. Bd. of Fire Under-
writers, New York......
Assn. of Casualty and
Surety Cos., New York..
Committee on Medicine &
Hospitals, Jacksonville..



Woodard, Glen F., Fla. Petroleum Industries
Jacksonville .......... Comm., Jacksonville....



Entity Representative
and Address



Nature of Business



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



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

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

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

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



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


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


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

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

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


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

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

Sam e ...................
Same ................
Sam e ...................



Professional organization..

Public utilities......... ..

Chain stores...... . .

Transportation industry. .



Labor organizations......


Municipality ............


Tax interests ............

Small bank loan business..



Cement business.........
Legal profession and
judiciary ................


Fire insurance ..........
Assn. of stock casualty
insurance & surety cos...
Hospital and medical ser-
vice corporations, medi-
cal doctors and hospitals



Duration of
Representation



Session....... .






Session .....

Continuously....

Permanent......

Permanent .. ...



ession...........


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

Session........ .

Session........ .



Session....... .

One year ........


Session .........

Session .........


Session . ..



Same .......... ... .. Trade Assn.......... ..Session ........



By Whom
Authorized



Miss Margaret
Piper, President. .






Board of Directors.
President, Florida
Power Corp......

B. Nelson Deranian

Board of Directors.


The State Legisla-



Name and Addrcss



tive Board....... Labor

.. . .. .. Conservation
City Commissioner, Legislation which takes money,
J. W. Watson, Jr. authority or power from the
city of Miami
President of Tax
Revision League.. Tax matters

Board of Directors. Small loan banks

Agriculture, Internal Improve-
.............. ments, and Education

President of Co... Cement business
Acts and constitutional amend-
Bd. of Governors. ments relating to the judiciary
and legal profession
J. Raymond Berry,
Gen. Counsel .... Florida Insurance Code
Ray Murphy,
Gen. Counsel .. Insurance
Officers of Florida
Medical Assn.,
Fla. Medical and
Hospital Service
Corps. and Fla. Public Health, the healing arts
Hospital Assn.... and hospitals
Fla. Petroleum In-
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Mr. Kirkland moved that the rules be waived and that he be
allowed at this time to introduce a distinguished guest.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon, Mr. Kirkland introduced the Honorable Mo-
hamed Moghazi, of Alexandria, Egypt, Member of the Egyptian
Parliament.



Mr. Bollinger moved that the House do now adjourn.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, at the hour of 2:05 P.M., the House stood
adjourned.



Particular Legislation Involved


Revision of State Constitution,
Reorganization of the Executive
Dept., adequate appropriations
for schools, juvenile court act,
adequate appropriations for
farm colony and A.D.C.
Legislation pertaining to Depart-
ment of Public Safety

Legislation affecting architecture
Legislation affecting public
utilities

Chain stores and allied interests
Transportation, and legislation
affecting the allied interests

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Tuesday, April 10, 1951



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



The roll was taken and t
corded present:
Mr. Speaker David
Akridge Dekle
Andrews Dowda
Atkinson Dukes
Ayres Duncan
Bailey Fascell
Beasley Floyd
Belser Fuqua
Bollinger Getzen
Boyd Griner
Bronson Haley
Bryant Hammons
Burnsed Hathaway
Burton Henderson
Campbell Hendry
Carlton Inman
Chambers Jacobs
Cobb Jernigan
Conner Johnson
Cook Jones
Courtney Kirkland
Cramer MacWilliam
Darby Mathis
Excused: Mr. Burwell.
A quorum present.
The following prayer was
Pendleton Gaines, Chaplain:



he following members were re-

McAlpin Rowell
McFarland,E.B. Saunders, D.H.
McFarlin, J.L. Saunders, S. D.
McKendree Shaffer
McKenzie Shepperd
McLaren Simpson
Melvin Smith, Lisle W
Merchant Smith, M. B.
Mitts Smith, S. C.
Moody Stewart
Morgan Summers
Murray Surles
Nesmith Sweeny
Papy Tapper
Patton Tate
Payne Turlington
Pearce Usina
Peeples Watson
Phillips Webb
Pittman Whitlock
Putnal Williams, F.
Roberts Williams, V. A.
Rood




offered by the Reverend John



Our Father God, trusting in Thy mercy do we seek Thy
face in this hallowed moment of devotion. We come with bur-
dens on our minds and hearts for our state and the world;
with deep anxiety concerning the future our children will
inherit from our hands, yet we live in the faith that Thy truth
is marching on even in the perplexities of these terrific days.
We thank Thee for every word of truth which has been
spoken around the wide world, for all the right which the
human conscience has perceived and woven into the social
fabric. Make us ministers of that love which will not halt
its growing sway until it joins all nations and kindreds and
tongues and peoples into one great fraternity in which Thy
kingdom shall come and Thy will be done. This, with a special
prayer for our Speaker in guiding this body of men: Give
him special wisdom, courage and conviction, we ask in His
Name-Amen.
Mr. Okell asked to be recorded present.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Speaker announced that Mr. Boyd of Lake has been
appointed as a member of the Committee on State Publicity.
Mr. Beasley moved that the House now recess for the
purpose of holding a Democratic Caucus to nominate a can-
didate for Speaker of the 1953 House of Representatives, to
reconvene immediately upon adjournment of the Caucus.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Melvin offered a substitute motion that the nomination
of a Democratic candidate for Speaker of the 1953 House
of Representatives be postponed until after the Democratic
Primary Elections of 1952.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Dowda raised the question as to whether or not a two-
thirds vote is required for the House to recess.



The Speaker referred the question to Mr. Bollinger, Chairman
of the Committee on Rules & Calendar.
Mr. Bollinger as Chairman of the Committee on Rules &
Calendar determined that a two-thirds vote was not required
for the House to recess.
Mr. Simpson raised the point of order that the motion to
recess would take priority over the substitute motion by Mr.
Melvin.
The Speaker ruled the point well taken.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Beasley
that the House now recess for the purpose of holding a Demo-
cratic Caucus to nominate a candidate for Speaker of the
1953 House of Representatives, to reconvene immediately upon
adjournment of the Caucus.
A roll call was demanded.



When the vote was taken
recess, the result was:



Ayes:
Andrews
Ayres
Beasley
Belser
Bollinger
Boyd
Bryant
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
David
Nays:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Atkinson
Bailey
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Campbell
Carlton
Cramer
Ayes-52.
Nays-38.
The motion
at 10:16 A.M.



Duncan
Pascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Haley
Hathaway
Hendry
Inman
Jacobs
Johnson
Jones
Kirkland
Mathis


Darby
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Getzen
Griner
Hammons
Henderson
Jernigan
MacWilliam



on the motion by Mr. Beasley to


McAlpin Rood
McFarland,E.B. Saunders, S. D.
Merchant Shepperd
Mitts Simpson
Moody Surles
Morgan Sweeny
Murray Tate
Patton Turlington
Payne Usina
Pearce Watson
Phillips Whitlock
Putnal Williams, F.
Roberts Williams, V. A.



McFarlin, J. L.
McKendree
McLaren
Melvin
Nesmith
Okell
Papy
Pittman
Rowell
Saunders, D.H.



Shaffer
Smith, Lisle W
Smith, M. B.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart
Summers
Tapper
Webb



was agreed to, and the House stood in recess



The House reconvened at 11:55 A.M.
The Speaker in the Chair.



The roll was taken and
corded present:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker Boyd
Akridge Bronson
Andrews Burnsed
Atkinson Burton
Ayres Campbell
Bailey Carlton
Beasley Chambers
Belser Cobb
Bollinger Conner



the following members were re-



Courtney
Cramer
Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Fascell



Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Henderson
Hendry
Inman



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Jacobs Melvin Pittman Summers
Jernigan Merchant Putnal Surles
Johnson Mitts Roberts Sweeny
Jones Moody Rood Tapper
Kirkland Morgan Rowell Tate
Lancaster Murray Saunders, D.H. Turlington
MacWilliam Nesmith Saunders, S. D. Usina
Mathis Papy Shaffer Watson
McFarland,E.B Patton Shepperd Webb
McFarlin, J. L. Payne Simpson Whitlock
McKendree Pearce Smith, Claude Williams, F.
McKenzie Peeples Smith, M. B. Williams, V. A.
McLaren Phillips Smith, S. C.
A quorum present.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Monday, April 9, was ordered corrected as
follows:
On Page 51, Column 1, Line 29, counting from the top of
the page, strike out the word "Nays" and insert the word
"Ayes".
On Page 51, Column 1, Line 43, counting from the top of
the page, strike out the word "Ayes" and insert the word
"Nays".
On Page 54, Column 2, Line 28, counting from the top of
the page, after the word "Act" insert the following: "to
Amend Section 2 of Chapter 23792, Laws of Florida, 1947 and
entitled An Act".
The Journal for Monday, April 9, as corrected was approved.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Phillips of Hernando-
H. R. No. 12-A resolution directing the Speaker of the
House to direct a letter of thanks to the Snow Crop Company
for orange juice being served in the House Chambers.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:

That the Speaker of the House be directed to address
a letter to the Snow Crop Company of Florida, expressing
the appreciation of the Members of the House for the courtesy
and thoughtfulness shown by the Snow Crop Company in
furnishing the excellent orange juice daily on the floor of
the House, which has been much enjoyed by the Members
of the House of Representatives.
-which was read in full.
Mr. Phillips moved the adoption of House Resolution No. 12.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 12
was adopted.
Mr. Smith of Polk asked to be recorded present.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Fascell, Okell and Floyd of Dade and Usina of
St. Johns-

H. C. R. No. 6-A Concurrent Resolution requesting the
Governor of the State of Florida to communicate forthwith
to the Senate the names of all suspended office holders and
the cause therefore as required by Article IV, Section 15 of
the Constitution: and requesting that the Governor defer any
action on re-instatement of such suspended office holders
until receipt of advice and consent of the Senate.

WHEREAS, Article IV, Section 15, of the Constitution of
the State of Florida says in part: "Section 15. Removal or
suspension of officers.-All officers that shall have been ap-
pointed or elected, and that are not liable to impeachment,
"may be suspended from office by the Governor for malfe-



asance, or misfeasance, or neglect of duty in office, for the
commission of any felony, or for drunkenness or incompe-
tency and the cause of suspension shall be communicated to
the officer suspended and to the Senate at its next session.
** ,, and



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;E OF REPRESENTATIVES April 10, 1951

WHEREAS, prior to the convening of the present session
of the Legislature, the Governor of this State had suspended
many public office holders for various reasons as authorized
under the Constitution, and
WHEREAS, during the present session of the Legislature
the Governor has without the advice and consent of the Sen-
ate and without any approval or disapproval either as to the
appointment or the suspension, preemptorily reinstated a law
enforcement official of this state who had been previously
suspended, and
WHEREAS, the Governor has not yet communicated to
the Senate during this Session the causes of suspension of
public officials by him suspended since the last session of
the legislature;

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

Section 1. That the Governor is requested to communicate
forthwith to the Senate of the State of Florida the names of
all public office holders who were by him suspended since
the 1949 session of the legislature, and the causes of such
suspensions of each as required by Article IV, Section 15 of
the Constitution of the State of Florida.

Section 2. That the Governor defer any action on re-
instatement of any such suspended office holder until receipt
of further advice and consent of the Senate.
Section 3. That a copy of this resolution be sent to the
Governor of the State of Florida.

-which was read the first time in full.

Mr. Fascell moved that the rules be waived and House Con-
current Resolution No. 6 be read the second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 6 was read the second time in full.
Mr. Fascell moved the adoption of House Concurrent Reso-
lution No. 6.
The motion was agreed to, and House Concurrent Resolu-
tion No. 6 was adopted.
Mr. Fascell moved that the rules be further waived and
House Concurrent Resolution No. 6 be immediately certified
to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 6 was ordered immediately certi-
fied to the Senate.
Mr. Jones moved that such portion of the Democratic
Caucus relating to the motion and roll call vote deferring
the designation of Democratic nominees for Speaker and
Speaker Pro Tempore of the 1953 House of Representatives
until after the Second Democratic Primary of 1952 be spread
upon the Journal.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
The following is an excerpt from the minutes of the Demo-
cratic Caucus held on April 10, 1951:
Mr. Jones moved that it be the sense of the Members of the
Caucus that the practice of selecting the Speaker two years in
advance be condemned as bad practice and that hereafter all
Members of the Caucus agree to desist from such practices and
not participate in any Caucus until after the second primary
of the year in which representatives are elected.
A roll call was demanded.
Upon call of the roll on the motion by Mr. Jones that it be



the sense of the Members of the Caucus that the practice of
selecting the Speaker two years in advance be condemned as
bad practice and that hereafter all Members of the Caucus
agree to desist from such practices and not participate in any
Caucus until after the second primary of the year in which
representatives are elected, the result was:











April 10, 1951



Ayes:
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Bollinger
Boyd
Burnsed
Burton
Campbell
Carlton
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Darby
David
Dekle
Dukes
Duncan



Elliott McFarlin, J. L. Shepperd
Fascell McKendree Simpson
Floyd McKenzie Smith, Claude
Fuqua Melvin Smith, Lisle W
Getzen Merchant Smith, M. B.
Griner Mitts Smith, S. C.
Haley Morgan Stewart
Hammons Murray Summers
Hathaway Nesmith Surles
Henderson Okell Sweeny
Hendry Papy Tapper
Inman Patton Tate
Jacobs Payne Turlington
Jernigan Pearce Usina
Johnson Peeples Watson
Jones Phillips Webb
Kirkland Pittman Whitlock
Lancaster Putnal Williams, F.
MacWilliam Roberts Williams, V. A.
Mathis Rowell
McAlpin Saunders, D.H.
McFarland,E.B. Saunders, S. D.



Nays:
Belser
Ayes-85.
Nays-1.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Simpson moved that a committee of five be appointed to
devise ways and means to carry out the spirit of the motion by
Mr. Jones.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, Mr. Murray, Chairman of the Democratic Cau-
cus, appointed the following to serve as a committee to provide
rules and regulations concerning the soliciting of votes for
Speaker: Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson, Chairman; Jones of
Collier, Summers of Liberty, Andrews of Orange and Melvin
of Santa Rosa.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE MEMORIALS
By Messrs. Haley and Tate of Sarasota, Simpson of Jeffer-
son, Ayres of Marion, Patton of Franklin, Moody, Johnson and
Pittman of Hillsborough, Dekle of Taylor, Jacobs of Suwannee,
Rood and Fuqua of Manatee, Usina of St. Johns and Summers
of Liberty-
H. M. No. 3-A Memorial to the Congress of the United
States requesting the abolition of certain provisions of the laws
of the United States of America invoked by the Social Security
Administration as the basis for regulations for withholding
information as to the names and other information concern-
ing persons who are recipients of welfare payments.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Messrs. Williams of Seminole, Watson of Lee, Fascell of
Dade, Simpson of Jefferson, Beasley of Walton, Murray of
Polk, Johnson, Moody and Pittman of Hillsborough, Turling-
ton and Whitlock of Alachua, Ayres of Marion, Jacobs of Su-
wannee, Kirkland of Orange, Dowda of Putnam, Hathaway of
Charlotte, Cramer, McLaren and Shaffer of Pinellas and Tate
of Sarasota-
H. M. No. 4-A Memorial to the Congress of the United
States requesting the enactment of a Federal law forbidding
the interstate transmission of racing information when the
same is transmitted with such speed, detail and accuracy as
to further gambling purposes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Resolutions.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Cramer, McLaren and Shaffer of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 152-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for a
salary of three hundred ($300.00) dollars per month for the
Mayor of the City of St. Petersburg; two hundred and fifty
($250.00) dollars per month for the Vice-Mayor of the City of



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St. Petersburg and two hundred ($200.00) dollars per month
for each councilman of said city, providing that no other
compensation shall be paid to said officers for the perform-
ance of their duties as Mayor, Vice-Mayor and Councilmen;
providing that provisions be made annually in the appro-
priation ordinance of the city of St. Petersburg to provide
funds for the payment of said salaries; repealing all laws or
parts of laws in conflict herewith and providing for the rati-
fication or rejection of this act by the electorate of the city
of St. Petersburg; and other matters in relation thereto.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 153-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the
compensation of members of the Board of Public Instruction
of Flagler County, Florida.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 153.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
Mr. Surles moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 153 be withdrawn from the Local Calendar of Bills and
referred to the Committee on Education A.
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
House Bill No. 153 remained on the Local Calendar of Bills.
By Messrs. Burnsed of Baker, Tapper of Gulf, Belser of
Holmes, Cook of Flagler, Hathaway of Charlotte, Rood of
Manatee, Carlton of Duval, Dekle of Taylor, Lancaster of
Gilchrist, Simpson of Jefferson and Fuqua of Manatee.
H. B. No. 154-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
Juvenile Courts; prescribing the jurisdiction, powers, practice,
pleadings, procedure, process and manner of service thereof,
officers and employees, and financing of juvenile courts and
other courts th e nameof which includes the word "juvenile";
prescribing exclusive methods of taking and detaining children
in custody and prohibiting certain practices with reference to
children; providing the qualifications, manner of election or
employment, duties, powers, compensation, expenses, and ten-
ure of judges and employees of such courts; requiring levying
of taxes and appropriations of county funds for the expense
of operation, quarters, furniture, and equipment of such
courts; and repealing inconsistent general laws and special
acts.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Judiciary C and Appropriations.
By Mr. Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 155-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
409.18, Florida Statutes, relating to assistance to dependent
children by requiring that children born out of lawful wed-
lock shall receive assistance under Chapter 414, Florida
Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Messrs. Ayres of Marion and Mitts of Lee-
H. B. No. 156-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 409, Florida Statutes, by adding new sections thereto,
providing for the appointment of a County Welfare Board,
providing for the furnishing by the State Welfare Com-
missioner to said board and to the County Judge and State
Attorney for each county of a list of the names and ad-
dresses of all recipients of public assistance in said county
and of all applicants for assistance and providing for the
denial of assistance to recipients and applicants upon recom-
mendations of the County Welfare Board subject to appeal
to the State Welfare Board, and providing penalties Ior po-
litical or commercial use of the information thus furnished
to the County Welfare Boards, County Judges and States
Attorneys, and repealing all laws in conflict therewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-



H. B. No. 157-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to



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public assistance and the State's welfare program; excluding
certain personal property in the calculation of resources of
applicant for, or recipient of, public assistance.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Messrs. Patton of Franklin, Burnsed of Baker, Smith of
Polk, Bollinger of Palm Beach, Ayres of Marion, Haley of
Sarasota, Williams of Citrus, and Melvin of Santa Rosa.
H. B. No. 158-A bill to be entitled An Act making it a
crime to attempt, conspire, commit or advocate acts intended
to effect the overthrow of the Government of the United
States or the State of Florida, or any political subdivision
thereof, by violence or other unlawful means, and providing
penalties for the violation thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C.
By Messrs. Patton of Franklin, Burnsed of Baker, Smith of
Polk, Bollinger of Palm Beach, Ayres of Marion, Haley of
Sarasota, Williams of Citrus, and Melvin of Santa Rosa-
H. B. No. 159-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the
teaching of courses in Americanism in the public schools in
this state; defining Americanism as used in this Act; pro-
viding for the duties of the State Board of Education with
reference to such courses; and repealing all laws and parts of
laws in conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education B.
By Messrs. Patton of Franklin, Burnsed of Baker, Smith of
Polk, Bollinger of Palm Beach, Ayres of Marion, Haley of
Sarasota, Williams of Citrus, and Melvin of Santa Rosa-
H. B. No. 160-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the
teaching of courses in Americanism in the junior and senior
colleges in this state which are sustained or supported wholly
or in part by public funds; defining Americanism as used in
this Act; and repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict
herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education A.
By Messrs. Melvin of Santa Rosa, Beasley of Walton, Andrews
of Orange, Merchant of Madison, Burnsed of Baker, Belser of
Holmes, Webb of Washington, Cobb of Volusia, Mathis and
Courtney of Bay, Turlington of Alachua, Papy of Monroe,
David of Broward, Atkinson of Leon. Campbell of Okaloosa,
Tapper of Gulf, Dukes of Jackson, Payne of Pasco, Simpson
of Jefferson, Saunders of Clay and Burwell of Broward-
H. J. R. No. 161-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN
AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XII OF THE STATE OONSTI-
TUTION, BY ADDING THERETO SECTION 18, PROVIDING
THAT PART OF THE REVENUE DERIVED FROM THE
LICENSING OF MOTOR VEHICLES SHALL BE USED FOR
CAPITAL OUTLAY AND DEBT SERVICE SCHOOL PUR-
POSES AND PRESCRIBING THE METHOD OF DISTRI-
BUTION AND USE THEREOF.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Article XII of the State
Constitution, by adding thereto Section 18, providing that part
of the revenue derived from the licensing of motor vehicles
shall be used for capital outlay and debt service school pur-
poses and prescribing the method of distribution and use
thereof, is hereby agreed to and shall be submitted to the
electors of the State for ratification or rejection at the next
general election to be held in 1952, as follows:
SECTION 18 (a) That beginning January 1, 1953, and for
thirty (30) years thereafter, the first proceeds of the revenues
derived from the licensing of motor vehicles to the extent
necessary to comply with the provisions of this amendment,
shall, as collected, be placed monthly in the County Capital
Outlay and Debt Service School Fund in the State Treasury,
and used only as provided in this Amendment. Such revenue
shall be distributed annually among the several counties in



the ratio of the number of instruction units in each county
in each year computed as provided herein. The amount of the
first revenues derived from the licensing of motor vehicles to
be so set aside in each year and distributed as provided herein
shall be an amount equal in the aggregate to the product of



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four hundred ($400.00) dollars multiplied by the total number
of instruction units in all the counties of Florida. The number
of instruction units in each county in each year for the pur-
poses of this Amendment shall be the greater of (1) the
number of instruction units in each county for the school
fiscal year 1951-52 computed in the manner heretofore or
hereafter provided by general law, or (2) the number of in-
struction units in such county for the preceding school fiscal
year computed in the manner heretofore or hereafter provided
by general law and approved by the State Board of Education
(hereinafter called the State Board).
Such funds so distributed shall be administered by the State
Board as now created and constituted by Section 3 of Article
XII of the Constitution of Florida. For the purposes of this
Amendment, said State Board, as now constituted, shall con-
tinue as a body corporate during the life of this Amendment
and shall have all the powers provided in this Amendment in
addition to all other constitutional and statutory powers re-
lated to the purposes of this Amendment heretofore or here-
after conferred upon said Board.
(b) The State Board shall, in addition to its other consti-
tutional and statutory powers, have the management, control
and supervision of the proceeds of the first part of the reve-
nues derived from the licensing of motor vehicles provided for
in subsection (a) hereof. The State Board shall also have
power, for the purpose of obtaining funds for the use of any
County Board of Public Instruction in acquiring, building,
constructing, altering, improving, enlarging, furnishing, or
equipping capital outlay projects for school purposes, to issue
bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates, and also
to issue such bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certifi-
cates to pay, fund, or refund any bonds or motor vehicle tax
anticipation certificates theretofore issued by said State Board.
All such bonds shall bear interest at not exceeding six (6) per
centum per annum and shall mature serially in annual in-
stallments commencing not more than three (3) years from
the date of issuance thereof and ending not later than January
1, 1983, and each annual installment shall not be less than
three (3) per centum of the total amount of the issue. All such
motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates shall bear interest
at not exceeding six (6) per centum per annum and shall
mature prior to January 1, 1983. The State Board shall have
power to determine all other details of said bonds or motor
vehicle tax anticipation certificates and to sell at public sale
after public advertisement, or exchange said bonds or motor
vehicle tax anticipation certificates, upon such terms and con-
ditions as the State Board shall provide.
The State Board shall also have power to pledge for the
payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds or
motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates, including refunding
bonds or refunding motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates,
all or any part from the anticipated revenues to be derived
from the licensing of motor vehicles provided for in this
Amendment and to enter into any covenants and other agree-
ment with the holders of such bond or motor vehicle tax
anticipation certificates at the time of the issuance thereof
concerning the security thereof and the rights of the holders
thereof, all of which covenants and agreements shall constitute
legally binding and irrevocable contracts with such holders
and shall be fully enforceable by such holders in any court of
competent jurisdiction.
No such bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates
shall ever be issued by the State Board until after the adoption
of a resolution requesting the issuance thereof by the County
Board of Public Instruction of the county on behalf of which
such obligations are to be issued. The State Board is hereby
authorized in its discretion to limit the amount of such bonds
or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates which can be
issued on behalf of any county to seventy-five (75) per cent
of the amount which it determines can be serviced by the
revenue accruing to the county under the provisions of this
Amendment. All such bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation
certificates shall be issued in the name of the State Board of
Education but shall be issued for and on behalf of the County
Board of Public Instruction requesting the issuance thereof,
and no election or approval of qualified electors or freeholders
shall be required for the issuance thereof.



(c) The State Board shall in each year use the funds dis-
tributable pursuant to this Amendment to the credit of each
county only in the following manner and order of priority:
(1) To pay all amounts of principal and interest maturing
in such year on any bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation














certificates issued under the authority hereof, including re-
funding bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates,
issued on behalf of the Board of Public Instruction of such
county; subject, however, to any covenants or agreements
made by the State Board concerning the rights between
holders of different issues of such bonds or motor vehicle tax
anticipation certificates, as herein authorized.
(2) To establish and maintain a sinking fund or funds to
meet future requirements for debt service, or reserves therefore,
on bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates issued
on behalf of the Board of Public Instruction of such county,
under the authority hereof, whenever the State Board shall
deem it necessary or advisable, and in such amounts and
under such terms and conditions as the State Board shall in
its discretion determine.
(3) To distribute annually to the several Boards of Public
Instruction of the counties for use in payment of debt service
on bonds heretofore or hereafter issued by any such Board
where the proceeds of the bonds were used, or are to be used,
in the construction, acquisition, improvement, enlargement,
furnishing, or equipping of capital outlay projects in such
county, and which capital outlay projects have been approved
by the Board of Public Instruction of the county, pursuant to
a survey or surveys conducted subsequent to July 1, 1947 in the
county, under regulations prescribed by the State Board to
determine the capital outlay needs of the county.
The State Board shall have power at the time of issuance
of any bonds by any Board of Public Instruction to covenant
and agree with such Board as to the rank and priority of
payments to be made for different issues of bonds under this
Subsection (3), and may further agree that any amounts to
be distributed under this Subsection (3) may be pledged for
the debt service on bonds issued by any Board of Public In-
struction and for the rank and priority of such pledge. Any
such covenants or agreements of the State Board may be
enforced by any holders of such bonds in any court of com-
petent jurisdiction.
(4) To distribute annually to the several Boards of Public
Instruction of the counties for the payment of the cost of the
construction, acquisition, improvement, enlargement, furnish-
ing, or equipping of capital outlay projects for school pur-
poses in such county as shall be requested by resolution of the
County Board of Public Instruction of such county.
(5) When all major capital outlay needs of a county have
been met as determined by the State Board, on the basis of a
survey made pursuant to regulations of the State Board and
approved by the State Board, all such funds remaining shall
be distributed annually and used for such school purposes in
such county as the Board of Public Instruction of the county
shall determine, or as may be provided by general law.
(d) Capital outlay projects of a county shall be eligible to
participate in the funds accruing under this Amendment and
derived from the proceeds of bonds and motor vehicle tax
anticipation certificates and from the motor vehicle license
taxes, only in the order of priority of needs, as shown by a
survey or surveys conducted in the county under regulations
prescribedT5y the State Board, to determine the capital outlay
needs of the county and approved by the State Board; pro-
vided, that the priority of such projects may be changed from
time to time upon the request of the Board of Public Instruc-
tion of the county and with the approval of the State Board;
and provided further, that this Subsection (d) shall not in any
manner affect any covenant, agreement, or pledge made by
the State Board in the issuance by said State Board of any
bonds or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates, or in
connection with the issuance of any bonds of any Board of
Public Instruction of any county.
(e) The State Board may invest any sinking fund or funds
created pursuant to this Amendment in direct obligations of
the United States of America or in the bonds or motor vehicle
tax anticipation certificates, matured or to mature, issued by
the State Board on behalf of the Board of Public Instruction
of any county.
(f) The State Board shall have power to make and enforce
all rules and regulations necessary to the full exercise of the
powers herein granted and no legislation shall be required to
render this Amendment of full force and operating effect from



the levies of said motor vehicle license taxes during the life
of this Amendment to any degree which will fail to provide
the full amount necessary to comply with the provisions of
this Amendment and pay the necessary expenses of administer-
ing the laws relating to the licensing of motor vehicles, and
shall not enact any law having the effect of withdrawing the
proceeds of such motor vehicle license taxes from the opera-
tion of this Amendment and shall not enact any law impairing
or materially altering the rights of the holders of any bonds
or motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates issued pursuant
to this Amendment or impairing or altering any covenant or
agreement of the State Board, as provided in such bonds or
motor vehicle tax anticipation certificates.
The State Board shall have power to appoint such persons
and fix their compensation for the administration of the pro-
visions of this Amendment as it shall deem necessary, and the
expenses of the State Board in administering the provisions of
this Amendment shall be prorated among the various counties
and paid out of the proceeds of the bonds or motor vehicle tax
anticipation certificates or from the funds distributable to
each county on the same basis as such motor vehicle license
taxes are distributable to the various counties under the pro-
visions of this Amendment. Interest or profit on sinking fund
investments shall accrue to the counties in proportion to their
respective equities in the sinking fund or funds.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Shepperd and Usina of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 162-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to harness
racing and ratifying any permit, heretofore issued by Florida
State Racing Commission subsequent to June 1, 1946. for
harness racing in any county of the state where no running
horse tracks or dog tracks are located and established; valid-
ating any such racing permits issued for such purposes in
effected counties and extending the time in which the holders
of any ratified permits may construct a race track; fixing the
season and time for conducting such racing and the commis-
sion payable to any licensee from a pari-mutuel pool on horse
races in harness with sulky and providing that in all respects
Chapter 550, Laws of Florida 1949, as amended, be applicable
thereto except the provisions thereof inconsistent with the
provisions of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Amusements.
By Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson, Melvin of Santa Rosa and
Merchant of Madison-
H. B. No. 163-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
364.15, Florida Statutes, 1949, relating to improvements, ad-
ditions and extensions by telephone and telegraph companies
so as to authorize the Florida Railroad and Public Utilities
Commissioners to prescribe territories and areas to be served
by such companies and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Railroads, Telegraph and Telephones.
By Messrs. Saunders of St. Lucie, McWilliam of Indian River,
Rowell of Martin, Bronson of Osceola, Akridge and Burton of
Brevard, and Hendry of Okeechobee-
H. B. No. 164-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of Control to establish and maintain a branch of the
University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station in or
near Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida; providing the pur-
poses of such establishment, and providing that the experi-
ments conducted threat shall be focused primarily upon the
needs and requirements of the Indian River section.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.

By Messrs. Williams of Seminole, Watson of Lee, Fascell of
Dade, Simpson of Jefferson, Beasley of Walton, Murray of
Polk, Andrews and Kirkland of Orange, Moody, Pittman and
Johnson of Hillsborough, Turlington and Whitlock of Alachua,
Ayres of Marion, Jacobs of Suwannee, Dowda of Putnam,
Hathaway of Charlotte, Cramer, McLaren and Shaffer of
Pinellas and Tate of Sarasota-



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public utilities in the furnishing to others communication
service; requiring that all contracts for such service shall be
subject to the express condition that the service shall not
be used in violation of any state law relating to the prohibit-
ing of bookmaking or other gambling; providing for the
termination of such service; prohibiting new contracts for
resumption of service without the approval of the Florida
Railroad and Public Utilities Commission; and providing
penalties.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Utilities.
Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be waived and that he
be allowed to introduce at this time distinguished guests from
Walton County.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon, Mr. Beasley introduced Mrs. John F. Bludworth,
teacher; Mr. J. D. Wooten, Veterans' Director, and a group
of veterans from Walton County.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 146, which was jointly referred to the Committees
on Banks & Loans and Judiciary A, be withdrawn from the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 146 was ordered withdrawn from the Committee
on Banks & Loans, and remained in the Committee on
Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Williams of Seminole, Watson of Lee, Fascell of
Dade, Simpson of Jefferson, Beasley of Walton, Murray of
Polk, Andrews and Kirkland of Orange, Moody, Pittman and
Johnson of Hillsborough, Turlington and Whitlock of Alachua,
Ayres of Marion, Jacobs of Suwannee, Dowda of Putnam,
Hathaway of Charlotte, Cramer, McLaren and Shaffer of
Pinellas and Tate of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 166-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend sub-
section (d) of Section 1, and Sections 4 and 8 of Chapter
25016, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949, defining private wire
and relating to the regulation of public utilities in the furnish-
ing to others of private wire service and other similar service
including telephone service for the dissemination of informa-
tion; providing for contracts in certain instances with certain
exceptions and providing for discontinuance of private wires
and other similar service including telephone service and pro-
viding remedies.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Railroads, Telegraph and Telephones.
By Messrs. Williams of Seminole, Watson of Lee, Fascell of
Dade, Simpson of Jefferson, Beasley of Walton, Murray of
Polk, Andrews and Kirkland of Orange, Moody, Pittman and
Johnson of Hillsborough, Turlington and Whitlock of Alachua,
Ayres of Marion, Jacobs of Suwannee, Dowda of Putnam,
Hathaway of Charlotte, Cramer, McLaren and Shaffer of
Pinellas and Tate of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 167-A bill to be entitled An Act suspending li-
censes issued by the State Beverage Department and the State
Hotel Commission for places that have been deprived of
communication facilities by operation of the laws prohibiting
bookmaking or other gambling or by operation of any rule
of the Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission during
the time the communication facilities are denied such places;
requiring the Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission
to notify the State Beverage Department and the State Hotel
Commission of the termination of communication facilities.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Williams of Seminole, Watson of Lee, Fascell of
Dade, Simpson of Jefferson, Beasley of Walton, Murray of
Polk, Andrews and Kirkland of Orange, Moody, Pittman and
Johnson of Hillsborough, Turlington and Whitlock of Alachua,
Ayres of Marion, Jacobs of Suwannee, Dowda of Putnam,
Hathaway of Charlotte, Cramer, McLaren and Shaffer of



Pinellas and Tate of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 168-A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the
transmission and communication of information relating to
horse racing, and providing penalties.



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By Mr. Tapper of Gulf-
H. B. No. 174-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, desig-



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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Railroads, Telegraph & Telephones.
By Messrs. Williams of Seminole, Watson of Lee, Fascell of
Dade, Simpson of Jefferson, Beasley of Walton, Murray of
Polk, Andrews and Kirkland of Orange, Moody, Pittman and
Johnson of Hillsborough, Turlington and Whitlock of Alachua,
Ayres of Marion, Jacobs of Suwannee, Dowda of Putnam,
Hathaway of Charlotte, Cramer, McLaren and Shaffer of
Pinellas and Tate of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 169-A bill to be entitled An Act making it un-
lawful to print or otherwise produce wall charts, tip sheets,
scratch sheets, bookmaking tickets or other items in further-
ance of illegal gambling or to transport, sell or possess the
same; and providing penalties.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C.
By Messrs. Williams of Seminole, Watson of Lee, Fascell of
Dade, Simpson of Jefferson, Beasley of Walton, Murray of
Polk, Andrews and Kirkland of Orange, Moody, Pittman and
Johnson of Hillsborough, Turlington and Whitlock of Alachua,
Ayres of Marion, Jacobs of Suwannee, Dowda of Putnam,
Hathaway of Charlotte, Cramer, McLaren and Shaffer of
Pinellas and Tate of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 170-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
12 of Chapter 25016, Laws of Florida, 1949, granting certain
powers to the Florida Railroad Commissioners, the Attorney
General and the State Attorneys of the State of Florida, for
the enforcing of the provisions of Chapter 25016, relating to
the regulation of public utilities in the furnishing to others
of private wire service and other similar service for the dis-
semination of information, regulating the use of such service
and prohibiting the use of same for gambling purposes and
to provide remedies and penalties for the enforcement thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Williams of Seminole, Watson of Lee, Fascell of
Dade, Simpson of Jefferson, Beasley of Walton, Murray of
Polk, Andrews and Kirkland of Orange, Moody, Pittman and
Johnson of Hillsborough, Turlington and Whitlock of Alachua,
Ayres of Marion, Jacobs of Suwannee, Dowda of Putnam,
Hathaway of Charlotte, Cramer, McLaren and Shaffer of
Pinellas and Tate of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 171-A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate
public utilities in the furnishing to others of communication
service and facilities; requiring public utilities to report to
the Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission and
the sheriffs of the counties information obtained relating to
the illegal use of communication services or facilities; making
it the duty of public utilities to provide appropriate means to
ascertain if any of its facilities are being used illegally; making
it the duty of public utilities to report messages that are in
aid of gambling coming within its knowledge to the Florida
Railroad and Public Utilities Commission; and providing
penalties.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered referred
to the Committee on Public Utilities.
By Messrs. Tapper of Gulf and Summers of Liberty-
H. B. No. 172-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare,
designate and establish certain public roads in Gulf and
Liberty Counties, Florida, as state roads to become a part
of the system of the state roads of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Messrs. Tapper of Gulf and Patton of Franklin-
H. B. No. 173-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare,
designate and establish certain public roads in Franklin and
Gulf Counties, Florida, state roads to become a part of the
system of the state roads of the State of Florida.
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nate and establish certain public roads in Gulf County, Florida,
as a state road to become a part of the system of the state
roads of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Messrs. Tapper of Gulf and Patton of Franklin-
H. B. No. 175-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, desig-
nate and establish certain public roads in Gulf and Franklin
Counties. Florida, as state roads to become a part of the system
of the state roads of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. Tapper of Gulf-
H. B. No. 176-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, desig-
nate and establish certain public roads in Gulf County, Florida,
as state roads to become a part of the system of the state roads
of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. Tapper of Gulf-
H. B. No. 177-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, desig-
nate and establish certain public roads in Gulf County, Florida,
as a state road to become a part of the system of the state
roads of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Messrs. Murray of Polk, and Shaffer, McLaren and
Cramer of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 178-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to legis-
lative committees: providing that interim committees of either
branch of the legislature may be created; providing that joint
interim committees of both branches of the legislature may be
created; providing powers of such committees; providing that
provisions of Sections 11.08, 11.09, 11.10 and 11.11, Florida
Statutes, relating to subpoena of witnesses, sheriffs costs, false
swearing, pay of witnesses, subpoena duces tecum and expenses
of hearing, shall apply to such interim committees between
sessions of the legislature as well as during sessions thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By Mr. Payne of Pasco-
H. B. No. 179-A bill to be entitled An Act amending sub-
section 1 of Section 26.071 of Florida Statutes, relating to
an additional circuit judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of
Florida by increasing the number of judges thereof; and re-
quiring that one of said judges shall come from Pasco County;
and providing for the appointment of an additional judge.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Messrs. Payne of Pasco, Pittman and Moody of Hills-
borough and Phillips of Hernando-
H. B. No. 180-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
371.04, Florida Statutes, declaring the ownership of fish,
sponges, shell fish and crustacea within the waters of the
State of Florida; declaring the rights of the people to take and
use the same; regulating the sale and use of the water bottoms
of the state; providing for roads and ways to the fisheries
of the State of Florida and for their condemnation when
necessary.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Salt Water Fisheries.
Mr. Phillips moved that House Bill No. 180, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Salt Water Fisheries, also be
referred to the Committee on Fish & Game.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 180 was
ordered jointly referred to the Committees on Salt Water
Fisheries and Fish & Game.
By Mr. Atkinson of Leon--



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relating to the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission by
placing said Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission under
the jurisdiction of the Governor's Cabinet; providing for the
number of commissioners, their term of office, and establish-
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25326, Laws of 1949, the same being Chapter 472, Florida
Statutes, 1949, relating to land surveyors, providing an ex-
tension of time in which a certificate of registration may
be issued.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.
By Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson, Dukes and McFarlin of
Jackson, Webb of Washington, Putnal of Lafayette, Conner
of Bradford, Hammons of Columbia, Griner of Dixie, Bailey of
Calhoun, Belser of Holmes, Melvin of Santa Rosa, Lancaster
of Gilchrist, Summers of Liberty, Jacobs of Siwannee, Mer-
chant of Madison, Tapper of Gulf, Roberts of Union, Watson of
Lee, McKenzie of Levy, Campbell of Okaloosa, McFarland and
Inman of Gadsden, Hathaway of Charlotte, Beasley of Wal-
ton, McAlpin of Hamilton, Saunders of Clay, Andrews of
Orange, Bryant of Marion, Williams of Seminole, McKendree
of Nassau, Whitlock of Alachua, Carlton of Duval, Boyd of
Lake and Tate of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 182-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
refund of a portion of tax paid onn motor fuel when used ex-
clusively for non-highway, agricultural purposes as defined
in this Act; to provide certain rules and regulations for carry-
ing out the provisions of this Act; prescribing the powers and
duties of the Comptroller hereunder and providing penalties
for the violation hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Tapper of Gulf-
H. B. No. 183-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, desig-
nate and establish certain public roads in Gulf, Bay and Wash-
ington Counties, Florida, as State Roads to become a part
of the system of the State Roads of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Messrs. Andrews and Kirkland of Orange, Campbell of
Okaloosa, Jacobs of Suwannee, Hathaway of Charlotte, Pitt-
man of Hillsborough and Smith of Polk--
H. B. No. 184-A bill to be entitled An Act making it un-
lawful to make, issue, utter or endorse checks or other orders
for money on banks without sufficient funds on deposit to pay
same or to receive goods or other things of value in exchange
for such checks and providing penalties for violations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Mr. Darby of Escambia-

H. B. No. 185-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Adop-
tion of Children; authorizing a final order of adoption, to be
entered without hearing under certain conditions.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C.
By Messrs. Inman and McFarland of Gadsden--
H. B. No. 186-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
use of county moneys for the payment of county obligations,
transfers of money from one county fund to another, and use of
moneys appropriated for one purpose when not needed for
that purpose for which appropriated in the payment of other
county expenses in counties having a population of not less
than 36,300 and not more than 37,000, according to the last
preceding federal census.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Phillips of Hernando-
H. J. R. No. 187-A joint resolution proposing an amend-
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BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Section 30 of Article IV
of the Constitution of Florida be submitted to the qualified
electors of the State of Florida for adoption or rejection at
the general election to be held in the year 1952.
Section 30. Game and fresh water fish commission; powers,
duties, etc.-
(1) From and after January 1, 1953, the management,
restoration, conservation, and regulation of the birds, game,
fur-bearing animals, and fresh water fish of the State of
Florida, and the acquisition, establishment, control, and man-
agement of hatcheries, sanctuaries, refuges, reservations, and
all other property now or hereafter owned or used for such
purposes by the State of Florida, shall be vested in a commis-
sion to be known as the Game and Fresh Water Fish Com-
mission. Such Commission shall consist of three members,
who shall be appointed by the Governor's cabinet, as provided
in Section 20, Article IV of the Constitution of Florida, sub-
ject to confirmation by the Senate. The members so ap-
pointed shall annually select one of their members as Chair-
man of the Commission.
(2) The first members of the Commission shall be ap-
pointed on January 1, 1953, and shall serve respectively for
two, four and six years. At the expiration of each of such
terms, a successor shall be appointed to serve for a term of
six years.
(3) The members of the Commission shall receive no
compensation for their services as such, but each Commis-
sioner shall receive his necessary traveling or other expenses
incurred while engaged in the discharge of his official duties,
but such shall not exceed the sum of $.................... in any one
year.
(4) Among the powers granted to the Commission by this
section shall be the power to fix bag limits and to fix open
and closed seasons, on a state-wide, regional or local basis,
as it may find to be appropriate, and to regulate the manner
and method of taking, transporting, storing and using birds,
game, fur-bearing animals, fresh-water fish, reptiles, and
amphibians. The Commission shall also have the power to
acquire by purchase, gift, all property necessary, useful, or
convenient, for the use of the Commission in the exercise of
its powers hereunder.
(5) The Commission shall establish a merit system to
govern the employment, qualification, duties and compensa-
tion of its employees as well as a uniform basis of dismissal
which shall only be for cause. No Commissioner shall be
eligible for such employment.
(6) The funds resulting from the operation of the Com-
mission and from the administration of the laws and regu-
lations pertaining to birds, game, fur-bearing animals, fresh-
water fish, reptiles, and amphibians, together with any other
funds specifically provided for such purpose shall constitute
the State Game Fund and shall be used by the Commission
as it shall deem fit in carrying out the provisions hereof and
for no other purpose. The Commission may not obligate itself
beyond the current resources of the State Game Fund unless
specifically so authorized by the Legislature.

(7) The Legislature may enact any laws in aid of, but
not inconsistent with, the provisions of this amendment, and
all existing laws inconsistent herewith shall no longer remain
in force and effect. All laws fixing penalties for the violation
of the provisions of this amendment and all laws imposing
license taxes, shall be enacted by the legislature from time
to time.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

By Mr. McKenzie of Levy--

H. B. No. 188-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
291.02, Florida Statutes of 1949, relating to pensions for Con-
federate Veterans.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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By Mr. McKenzie of Levy-
H. B. No. 189-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tions 320.06 and 320.07, Florida Statutes 1949, relating to
registration certificate and number of license; providing for
expiration date and certain information carried on license
number plate and for renewal of registration annually .
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers.
By Messrs. Darby and Jernigan of Escambia-
H. B. No. 190-A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing
grounds for disqualification of members of any commission,
authority, administrative body or governmental agency exist-
ing under the laws of Florida; providing for appointment of
person to serve temporarily in lieu of disqualified member;
providing for appointment of Circuit Judge to serve tempor-
arily when the disqualified member is authorized to exercise
judicial powers; providing for the effect of any judgment,
order, determination or decision of any such commission,
authority, administrative body or governmental agency when
the same shall consist of one or more persons appointed to
serve under provisions of this act; and repealing all laws in
conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade-
H. B. No. 191-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend para-
graph (3) of Section 347.08 Florida Statutes 1941, as amended
by Chapters 21743 Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, 24197 Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1947 and 25024 Laws of Florida, Acts of
1949; to provide that the provisions of Section 347.08 Florida
Statutes 1941, as amended, shall have no application to toll
bridges purchased and operated by any county, or any
political subdivision of any county or aly municipality; to
divest the Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission
of jurisdiction over toll bridges purchased and operated by
any county, or any political subdivision of any county or
any municipality; and for other purposes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade, and Shaffer,
McLaren and Cramer of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 192-A bill to be entitled An Act creating and
establishing a Florida State Tax Commission and fixing its
powers, authority, duties and jurisdiction in connection with
taxation under the laws of this state.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 193-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend para-
graph (3) of Section 14 of Chapter 9330, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1923, as amended by Chapter 25401, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1949, the same being Section 460.13, Florida Statutes,
1941, as amended, said Chapter 9330 being: "An act to regu-
late the practice of chiropractic; to create and provide for
the appointment of the Board of Chiropractic Examiners; to
define the powers and duties of said board and to provide
a penalty for the violation of this act."
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.

By Mr. Carlton of Duval-

H. B. No. 194-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
no person, partnership, association or corporation, shall es-
tablish, conduct or maintain in the State of Florida any
chiropractic hospital, sanatorium or other related institution
for the hospitalization and care of the sick or injured without
first obtaining a license therefore; providing a penalty for vio-



lation and repealing all other acts in conflict herewith.

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












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By Mr. Andrews of Orange-
H. B. No. 195-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
division of the State into Congressional Districts; amending
Sections 8.01 and 8.04, Florida Statutes, by providing for re-
division of the State into eight congressional districts and for
the election of a Representative from each such district.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
Mr. Burnsed moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 154, which was jointly referred to the Committees
on Judiciary C and Appropriations, be withdrawn from the
Committee on Appropriations since it carries no appropriation.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 154 was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on
Appropriations and remained in the Committee on Judiciary C.
Mr. Hathaway asked to be made co-introducer of House
Bill No. 86.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Smith of DeSoto asked to be made co-introducer of
House Bill No. 86.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Tate asked to be made co-introducer of House Bills
Nos. 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170 and 171 and House Memorial
No. 4.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Mitts asked to be made co-introducer of House Bill No.
156.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. McLaren asked that he and Messrs. Cramer and Shaffer
be made co-introducers of House Bills Nos. 154, 178 and 192.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 10, 1951
The Honorable B. Elliott,
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-
By Mr. Bollinger of Palm Beach-

House Concurrent Resolution No. 3-

A RESOLUTION INVITING THE HONORABLE SPESSARD
L. HOLLAND AND THE HONORABLE GEORGE SMATHERS,
UNITED STATES SENATORS FROM FLORIDA, TO AD-
DRESS A JOINT SESSION OF THE FLORIDA LEGIS-
LATURE.

WHEREAS, the Honorable Spessard L. Holland and the
Honorable George Smathers have extensive knowledge of many
of the major problems now confronting this Legislature, and
their advice and counsel on these and other public matters
would be of great value to the Members of this Legislature;
now, therefore,

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

That the Honorable Spessard L. Holland and the Honorable
George Smathers, United States Senators from Florida, are



hereby invited to address a joint session of the Florida Legisla-
ture, to be convened at 12:30 o'clock in the afternoon, on



April 10, 1951



who wilfully affirms or swears falsely before any such com-
mittee.
And House Resolution No. 10, contained in the above report,
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Thursday, April 19, 1951, in the Hall of the House of Repre-
sentatives, in Tallahassee, Florida.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3 contained in the above
message was ordered referred to the Committee on Enrolled
Bills.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee. Florida,
April 10, 1951.
The Honorable B. Elliott,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Boyle-
S. B. No. 20-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to issuance
of bonds by the several Boards of County Commissioners of
the State for purposes of constructing county public hospitals;
amending Sections 155.04 and 155.14, Florida Statutes, by
increasing the time within which such bonds shall be payable
and removing the limitation of the cost of any such county
hospital as now provided by Section 155.14.
-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 title and referred to the Committee on
County Officials & County Organizations.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 10, 1951
Mr. Simpson, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture,
reports that the Committee has carefully considered the
following bills and recommends they pass:
H. B. No. 81-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring ultimate
purchasers of agricultural or vegetable seed to give to the
person from whom such seed were purchased notice of the
failure of such seed to be as represented by the information
shown on the label or tag borne on or attached to the con-
tainer of such seed.
H. B. No. 164-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of Control to establish and maintain a branch of the
University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station in or
near Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida; providing the pur-
poses of such establishment, and providing that the experi-
ments conducted threat shall be focused primarily upon the
needs and requirements of the Indian River section.
And House Bills No. 81 and 164, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second
Reading.
April 9, 1951
Mr. Moody of Hillsborough, Chairman of the Committee
on Resolutions, reports that the Committee has carefully
considered the following Resolution and recommends it pass:
H. R. No. 10-A resolution requiring those persons who
appear voluntarily or otherwise before any duly consti-
tuted committee of the House of Representatives, be subject
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April 9, 1951
Mr. Moody of Hillsborough, Chairman of the Committee
on Resolutions, reports that the Committee has carefully
considered the following Resolution and recommends it pass:
H. R. No. 5-A resolution requiring all departments, agencies,
bureaus, and institutions to prepare data on all manpower
and justify appropriations requested by preparing data and
analysis on duties of each job listed in the biennial appro-
priation request.
And House Resolution No. 5, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of House Resolutions.
April 10, 1951
Mr. Haley of Sarasota, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Welfare, reports that the Committee has carefully
considered the following Memorial and recommends it pass:
H. M. No. 3-A Memorial to the Congress of the United
States requesting the abolition of certain provisions of the
laws of the United States of America invoked by the Social
Security Administration as the basis for regulations for with-
holding information as to the names and other information
concerning persons who are recipients of welfare payments.
And House Memorial No. 3, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of Memorials for Second Reading.
April 10, 1951
Mr. Haley of Sarasota, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Welfare, reports that the Committee has carefully
considered the following bill and recommends it pass:

H. B. No. 97-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the
first paragraph of Section 409.26, Florida Statutes, creating
the Florida Council for the Blind by removing the disqualifi-
cation for membership of persons in the employ of the state;
and making membership on said board of a member of the
State Welfare Board permissive and not mandatory.
And House Bill No. 97, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.

April 10, 1951
Mr. McKendree of Nassau, Chairman of the Committee on
Motor Vehicles & Carriers, reports that the Committee has
carefully considered the following bill and recommends it
pass:

H. B. No. 1-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
320.06, Florida Statutes, relating to license plates for motor
vehicles by providing a slogan to be shown thereon.

And House Bill No. 1, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.

"I April 10, 1951
Mr. McKendrea of Nassau, Chairman of the Committee on
Motor Vehicles and Carriers, reports that the Committee has
carefully considered the following bill and recommends it pass
with amendments:

H. B. No. 11-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to motor
vehicles; amending Section 320.07, Florida Statutes.
Which amendments read as follows:

Amendment No. 1-In the first line of the second paragraph
of Section 1, strike out the word "Places" and insert the
following in lieu thereof "plates".

Amendment No. 2-In Section 3, line 1, of the bill, strike
out the words: "January 5th, 1952" and insert the following
in lieu thereof. "December 1, 1951".

And House Bill No. 11, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee amendments thereto, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.



April 10, 1951
Mr. McKendree of Nassau, Chairman of the Committee on
Motor Vehicles & Carriers, reports that the Committee has



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carefully considered the following bill and recommends that
it pass as amended:
H. B. No. 67-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend para-
graph (e) of subsection (2) of Section 234.08 Florida Statutes
relating to specifications of equipment of school buses, by
requiring each school bus to be equipped with red blinker
lights.
Which amendments read as follows:
Amendment No. 1-In the title of the bill, line 5, strike out
the word "blinker".
Amendment No. 2-In Section 1, Subsection (e), line 2 of
the bill, strike out the word "blinker" and add the word
"heater of non-exhaust type",
And House Bill No. 67, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee amendments thereto, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 10, 1951
Mr. Okell of Dade, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
A, reports that the Committee has carefully considered the
following bills and recommends they pass:
H. B. No. 20-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
practice of public accounting; amending Section 473.08, Flor-
ida Statutes, 1941; and repealing Section 473.11, Florida Stat-
utes, 1941; providing for eligibility to take the examination
for certified public accountant and the conditions for issuing
certificates to practice as certified public accountants to those
persons taking and passing said examination; defining resi-
dence for the purpose of eligibility; placing authority with
state board of accountancy for determining standards of ac-
creditation of colleges and universities for purposes of eligi-
bility of graduates; and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
H. B. No. 63-A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the com-
pensation of the Judge of the Court of Record in and for
Escambia County, to be paid by the County of Escambia.
And House Bills Nos. 20 and 63, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second
Reading.
April 10, 1951
Mr. Okell of Dade, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
A, reports that the committee has carefully considered the
following bills and recommends that they not pass:
H. B. No. 121-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
90.07, Florida Statutes, relating to witnesses and providing
that a full pardon shall restore the right of convicted perjurers
to testify in the courts of this state.
H. B. No. 124-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
appellate proceedings generally; providing for the sending of
the original record to the appellate court in all appeals.
And House Bills Nos. 121 and 124 contained in the above
report, were laid on the table under the rule.
April 10, 1951
Mr. McKendree of Nassau, Chairman of the Committee on
Motor Vehicles & Carriers, reports that the committee has
carefully considered the following bill and recommends that
it not pass:
H. B No. 55-A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the
operation of passenger for hire busses in excess of certain
speeds and providing penalties for violations.

And House Bill No. 55 contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rule.
April 10, 1951
Mr. McKendree of Nassau, Chairman of the Committee on
Motor Vehicles & Carriers, reports that the committee has
carefully considered the following bill and recommends that
it not pass:



H. B. No. 72-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the
issuance by the State Motor Vehicle Commissioner of special
license tags to the members of the United States Congress
duly elected from the State of Florida.














And House Bill No. 72 contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rule.
April 10, 1951
Mr. McKendree of Nassau, Chairman of the Committee on
Motor Vehicles & Carriers, reports that the committee has
carefully considered the following bill and recommends that
it not pass:
H. B. No. 12-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (2) of Section 320.082, Florida Statutes, 1949, relating
to license fees for antiquated vehicles, by redefining an
"antique automobile."
And House Bill No. 12 contained in the above report was
laid on the table under the rule.
April 10, 1951
Mr. Haley of Sarasota, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Welfare, reports that the committee has carefully
considered the following bill and recommends that it not pass:
H. B. No. 19-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
409.16, Florida Statutes, relating to old age assistance by
providing a change in the residence requirement.
And House Bill No. 19 contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rule.



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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tallahassee, Florida
April 10, 1951
The Honorable B. Elliott,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills to which was referred-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3

-begs leave to report same has been properly enrolled,
signed in open session by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of
the House of Representatives, and by the President and Sec-
retary of the Senate, and this day presented to the Governor
for his approval.
Very respectfully,
RICHARD H. SIMPSON, Chairman
Committee on Enrolled Bills

Mr. Bollinger moved that the rules be waived and the
House do now adjourn.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon, at the hour of 12:49 P.M., the House stood
adjourned.



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Wednesday, April 11, 1951



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



The roll was taken and
corded present:



Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Campbell
Carlton
Chambers
Cobb
Cook
Courtney
Cramer
David



Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Pascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Griner
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Henderson
Hendry
Inman
Jacobs
Johnson
Jones
Kirkland
Lancaster
MacWilliam
Mathis



the following members were re-

McAlpin Rowell
McFarland,E.B. Saunders, D.H.
McFarlin, J.L. Saunders, S. D.
McKendree Shaffer
McKenzie Shepperd
McLaren Simpson
Melvin Smith, Lisle W.
Merchant Smith, M. B.
Mitts Smith, S. C.
Moody Stewart
Morgan Summers
Murray Surles
Okell Sweeny
Patton Tapper
Payne Tate
Pearce Turlington
Peeples Usina
Phillips Watson
Pittman Webb
Putnal Whitlock
Roberts Williams, F.
SRood Williams, V. A.



Excused: Mr. Burwell.

A quorum present.
The following prayer was offered by
Pendleton Gaines, Chaplain:



the Reverend John



Our Father who art in heaven, we hallow Thy Name, and
pray and work that Thy great kingdom shall come through
us, that Thy will eventually shall be our will, that we may
say, "Thy will not ours be done", and become doers of Thy
word. As servants of our State and Nation, we pray for
strength of will and courage always to express through our
lives and actions a fulfillment of the two great laws of life-
to love God with all our heart, and our neighbor as our-
selves. We pray for the President and his Cabinet. O Lord,
our God, we pray that this day shall bring us nearer to peace
and good will on this earth.

In His Name-Amen.

CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Tuesday, April 10, was ordered corrected
as follows:
On Page 67, Column 2, Line 5, counting from the bottom
of the page, strike out name "Burwell".
On Page 69, Column 1, Line 2, counting from the top of
the page, strike out "Mr. Speaker".

On Page 69, Column 1, in second column of roll call after
"Duncan" and before "Fascell" insert "Elliott".

On Page 72, Column 1, strike out Line 32, counting from
the bottom of the page, and insert "viding remedies."

On Page 72, Column 1, Line 39, counting from the bottom
of the page, strike out "26016" and insert "25016".
"A roll call was demanded.
"Upon call of the roll on the motion by Mr. Jones that it
be the sense of the Members of the Caucus that the practice



of selecting the Speaker two years in advance be condemned
as bad practice and that hereafter all Members of the
Caucus agree to desist from such practices and not participate
in any Caucus until after the second primary of the year in
which representatives are elected, the result was:"
On Page 69, Column 1, after Line 28, counting from the
top of the page, insert the following:
"Mr. Simpson moved that a committee of five be appointed
to devise ways and means to carry out the spirit of the
motion by Mr. Jones.

"The motion was agreed to.

"Thereupon, Mr. Murray, Chairman of the Democratic
Caucus, appointed the following to serve as a committee to
provide rules and regulations concerning the soliciting of
votes for Speaker: Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson, Chairman;
Jones of Collier, Summers of Liberty, Andrews of Orange and
Melvin of Santa Rosa."
The Journal for April 10, as corrected was approved.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Speaker announced that Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte has
been appointed as a member of the Committee on County Of-
ficials & County Organizations.

The Speaker also announced that Mr. Ayres of Marion has
been appointed as a member of the Committee on Public
Welfare.
Mr. Jones asked to be recorded present.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE MEMORIALS

By Mr. Williams of Citrus-

H. M. No. 5-A memorial to petition the Secretary of the
Interior of the United States to reconsider and abandon the
idea of condemning certain lands owned by the State of
Florida or one of its agencies in Citrus County, Florida, to
be used as a migratory bird refuge.
-which was read the first time by title.

Mr. Williams of Citrus moved that the rules be waived and
House Memorial No. 5 be read the second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Memorial No. 5 was read the second time by title.

Mr. Darby asked to be recorded present.

Mr. Conner asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Jernigan asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Williams of Citrus moved that the rules be further
waived and House Memorial No. 5 be read the third time in
full.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Memorial No. 5 was read the third time in full.

Mr. Williams of Citrus moved the adoption of House
Memorial No. 5.

When the vote was taken on the adoption of House Memorial
No. 5, the result was:



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Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Campbell
Carlton
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Cramer
Ayes-82.
Nays-None.



Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Griner
Hammons
Hathaway
Henderson
Hendry
Inman
Jacobs
Jernigan
Johnson
Kirkland
Lancaster



MacWilliam Saunders, D.H.
Mathis Saunders, S. D.
McAlpin Shaffer
McFarland,E.B. Shepperd
McFarlin, J. L. Simpson
McKendree Smith, M. B.
McLaren Smith, S. C.
Melvin Stewart
Merchant Summers
Mitts Surles
Moody Tapper
Murray Tate
Okell Turlington
Patton Usina
Payne Watson
Peeples Webb
Phillips Whitlock
Pittman Williams, F.
Putnal Williams, V. A.
Roberts
Rood



So House Memorial No. 5 was adopted.
Mr. Williams of Citrus moved that the rules be waived and
House Memorial No. 5 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Memorial No. 5 was ordered immediately certified to the
Senate.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Tapper of Gulf-
H. B. No. 196-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
590.02 and 590.14 Florida Statutes relating to forest protection;
the powers, authority and duties of the Florida Board of
Forestry; the appointment of forest fire fighting crews, forest
rangers and forest investigators and their powers, authority
and duties; and penalties for violation of forest protection
laws.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Forestry, Lumber & Naval Stores.
By Mr. Tapper of Gulf-
H. B. No. 197-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
forest protection; providing a penalty for obstructing the sup-
pression of woods fires; creating a liability for cost of sup-
pressing woods fires upon person responsible; defining and
providing certain duties of railroads relating to prevention of
woods fires on rights-of-way and maintenance of equipment
so as to prevent woods fires; and providing a penalty for
mutilating or destroying fire control or forestry signs and
posters.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Forestry, Lumber & Naval Stores.
Mr. Tapper moved that House Bills Nos. 196 and 197, which
were referred to the Committee on Forestry, Lumber & Naval
Stores also be referred to the Committee on Judiciary C.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bills Nos. 196 and 197
were ordered jointly referred to the Committees on Forestry,
Lumber & Naval Stores and Judiciary C.
By Mr. Tapper of Gulf-
H. B. No. 198-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare,
designate and establish certain public roads in Gulf and Cal-
houn Counties, Florida, as state roads to become a part of
the system of the state roads of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. Tapper of Gulf-
H. B. No. 199-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare,
designate and establish certain public roads in Gulf County,



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Florida, as state roads to become a part of the system of the
state roads of the state of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. Tapper of Gulf-
H. B. No. 200-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare,
designate and establish certain roads in Franklin and Gulf
Counties, Florida, as state roads to become a part of the
system of the state roads of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Messrs. Mathis and Courtney of Bay and Beasley of
Walton-
H. B. No. 201-A bill to be entitled An 'Act designating and
establishing certain state roads in Walton and Bay Counties.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. Haley and Tate of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 202-A bill to be entitled An Act to require the
state and district boards of public welfare to make reports to
the State Department of Public Safety relating to persons
receiving or applying for aid to the blind; providing for revo-
cation of drivers' licenses of such persons and providing penal-
ties for violations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Fascell of Dade-
H. B. No. 203-A bill to be entitled An Act amending sections
216.02, 216.10, 216.11. 216.16, and 216.17, Florida Statutes, re-
lating to State Budget Commission: providing for separate
sections of budget for operational expenditures and for build-
ing and equipment expenditures: prohibiting transfer or use
of allotted funds between operational expenditures and build-
ing and equipment expenditures.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Messrs. Bryant and Ayres of Marion-
H. B. No. 204-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to testa-
mentary trustees and requiring the establishment of their
qualifications, providing for the giving of bonds and the filing
of accounts in supervisory proceedings in the circuit court,
prescribing the parties to such proceeding and the practice
and procedure applicable thereto and the declaratory relief
obtainable therein.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.

By Messrs. Akridge and Burton of Brevard-
H. B. No. 205-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (1) of Section 733.16, Florida Statutes, prescribing the
form and manner of presenting claims against estates of
decedents by requiring that a copy of any such claims shall be
served upon the personal representative of the decedent.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Messrs. Burnsed of Baker, Conner of Bradford, Roberts
of Union, Saunders of Clay and Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 206-A bill to be entitled An Act to create an
industrial trust fund for the State Prison at Raiford, appro-
priating funds therefore, providing for crediting of additional
monies to such fund, authorizing uses of and disbursements
from such funds and providing for keeping of necessary
records and accounts.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Summers of Liberty-



H. B. No. 207-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-











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tions 350.01 and 350.63, Florida Statutes, relating to the
Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission by increas-
ing the numbership thereof to five commissioners; providing
for disqualification of commissioners at certain hearings
and proceedings and for substitution of a circuit judge to
preside in place of any disqualified commissioner.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Railroads, Telegraph & Telephones.
By Mr. Melvin of Santa Rosa-
H. B. No. 208-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the last
day on which candidates for nomination for certain county
offices shall qualify for political party nomination in the
primaries.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Officials & County Organizations.
Mr. Summers moved that House Bill No. 208, which was
referred to the Committee on County Officials & County
Organizations also be referred to the Committee on Personnel.
The motion was not agreed to and House Bill No. 208 re-
mained referred only to the Committee on County Officials
& County Organizations.
By Messrs. Melvin of Santa Rosa, Beasley of Walton, Tapper
of Gulf, Burnsed of Baker, Atkinson of Leon, Belser of Holmes,
Courtney and Mathis of Bay and Williams of Citrus-
H. B. No. 209-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
education: making annual appropriations from the General
Revenue Fund of the state to the State Minimum Founda-
tion Program fund and providing that the appropriations for
any biennium beginning with the school year 1951-1952 shall
not exceed $120,457,075.00; and making annual appropria-
tirns from the General Revenue Fund of the state to the
State Supervisory Service Fund and providing for its use
through the State Department of Education.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations and Education A.
By Mr. Fuqua of Manatee-
H. B. No. 210-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
125.08, Florida Statutes, 1949, relating to advertisement of
competitive bidding on contracts of boards of County Com-
missioners of the several counties of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Officials & County Organizations.
By Mr. Melvin of Santa Rosa-
H. B. No. 211-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
372.61, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to reports and re-
mittances of county judges.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Melvin of Santa Rosa-
H. B. No. 212-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
36.16, Florida Statutes, relating to substitution of circuit judge
for county judge in certain circumstances where the county
judge is unable or disqualified to act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Melvin of Santa Rosa-
H. B. No. 213-A bill to be entitled An Act amending sub-
section (1) of Section 733.16 and subsection (2) of Section
733.18, Florida Statutes, relating to the probate law, when
claims are filed against the estate; providing for notice to the
personal representative, the claimant and the objector.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Melvin of Santa Rosa--
H. B. No. 214-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section



735.04, Florida Statutes, relating to the probate law, when



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administration of certain estates unnecessary: prescribing re-
quirements of valuation of such estates in certain circum-
stances: and prescribing conditions under which administra-
tion of the Florida estate of a resident or non-resident decedent
may be dispensed with after such decedent has been dead for
more than three years.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Melvin of Santa Rosa-
H. B. No. 215-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
734.04, Florida Statutes, relating to the probate law; providing
for the deposit of funds with the State Treasurer whenever
the interest of a missing heir or beneficiary is involved and
making the provisions of Section 731.33, prescribing rights and
procedures in escheated estates, applicable thereto.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Phillips of Hernando-
H. B. No. 216-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring members
of the Board of County Commissioners of Hernando County
to be nominated by voters at large and not districts and pro-
viding for residence requirements of board members.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 216.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article IJI of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
H. R. No. 5-
A RESOLUTION REQUIRING ALL DEPARTMENTS,
AGENCIES, BUREAUS, AND INSTITUTIONS TO PREPARE
DATA ON ALL MANPOWER AND JUSTIFY APPROPRIA-
TIONS REQUESTED BY PREPARING DATA AND ANALYSIS
OF DUTIES OF EACH JOB LISTED IN THE BIENNIAL AP-
PROPRIATION REQUEST.
WHEREAS there apparently exists a duplication of duties,
efforts and responsibilities among the employees in a number
of biennial appropriation requests presented by departments,
agencies, bureaus and institutions particularly among those
agencies having various types of inspection duties; and,
WHEREAS in a number of appropriation requests there
are positions listed to be appointed or filled in addition to
regular named employees; and,
WHEREAS certain budget practices have resulted in steady
increases in budget requests in excess of actual needs of the
departments, agencies, bureaus, and institutions based upon
present employees and necessary governmental services; and,
WHEREAS the appropriation committee is desirous of hav-
ing full and satisfactory information concerning all budgetary
requests and to be fair and just in deciding on the financial
needs of the state and its many departments, bureaus, agencies
and institutions, NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That all state departments, agencies, bureaus, and institu-
tions when called upon to appear before the appropriation
committee are hereby notified and requested to be prepared
to present a detailed and complete analysis of the duties, re-
quirements and qualifications of employees, and to justify all
manpower appointments and expenses listed in the biennial
appropriation budget.
-which was read in full on April 5, was taken up.



Mr. Beasley in the Chair.
Mr. Phillips moved the adoption of House Resolution No. 5.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 5 was
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CONSIDERATION OF MEMORIALS FOR SECOND
READING
H. M. No. 3-A Memorial to the Congress of the United
States requesting the abolition of certain provisions of the laws
of the United States of America invoked by the Social Security
Administration as the basis for regulations for withholding
information as to the names and other information concern-
ing persons who are recipients of welfare payments.
-was taken up.
Mr. Haley moved that the rules be waived and House Mem-
orial No. 3 be read the second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Memorial No. 3 was read the second time by title.
Mr. Haley moved that the rules be further waived and
House Memorial No. 3 be read the third time in full and
placed upon its adoption.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Memorial No. 3 was read the third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of House Memorial
No. 3, the result was:
Ayes:



Akridge
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Campbell
Carlton
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Courtney
Cramer
Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Nays:
Beasley



Dukes
Duncan
Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Henderson
Hendry
Inman
Jacobs
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Kirkland
Lancaster
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin


Andrews



McFarland,E.B. Saunders, D.H.
McFarlin, J. L. Saunders, S. D.
McKenzie Shaffer
McLaren Shepperd
Melvin Smith, Lisle W.
Merchant Smith, M. B.
Mitts Smith, S. C.
Moody Stewart
Morgan Summers
Murray Surles
Okell Sweeny
Patton Tapper
Payne Tate
Pearce Turlington
Peeples Usina
Phillips Watson
Pittman Webb
Putnal Whitlock
Roberts Williams, F.
Rood Williams, V. A.
Rowell



Belser



Cook



Yeas-83.
Nays-4.
So House Memorial No. 3 was adopted and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND READING
Without objection, House Bill No. 81 was temporarily passed.
H. B. No. 164-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of Control to establish and maintain a branch of the
University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station in or
near Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida; providing the pur-
poses of such establishment, and providing that the experi-
ments conducted threat shall be focused primarily upon the
needs and requirements of the Indian River section.

-was taken up.
Mr. Saunders of St. Lucie moved that the rules be waived
and House Bill No. 164 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 164 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Saunders of St. Lucie moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 164 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.



The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds
Bill No. 164 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Akridge
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Campbell
Carlton
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Cramer
Darby
David



vote and House



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Dekle McFarlin, J. L. Saunders, S. D.
Dowda McKendree Shaffer
Dukes McKenzie Shepperd
Duncan McLaren Smith, Lisle W.
Fascell Melvin Smith, M. B.
Floyd Merchant Smith, S. C.
Fuqua Mitts Stewart
Getzen Morgan Summers
Haley Murray Surles
Hammons Okell Sweeny
Hathaway Papy Tapper
Henderson Patton Tate
Hendry Payne Turlington
Inman Pearce Usina
Jacobs Peeples Watson
Jernigan Phillips Webb
Kirkland Pittman Whitlock
Lancaster Putnal Williams, F.
MacWilliam Roberts Williams, V. A.
Mathis Rood
McAlpin Rowell
McFarland,E.B.Saunders, D.H.



Yeas-85.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
Mr. Rood moved that the House reconsider the vote by
which House Bill No. 164 passed.
Under Rule 38, House Bill No. 164 was ordered placed on
the Calendar for reconsideration.
H. B. No. 97-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the
first paragraph of Section 409.26, Florida Statutes, creating
the Florida Council for the Blind by removing the disqualifi-
cation for membership of persons in the employ of the state;
and making membership on said board of a member of the
State Welfare Board permissive and not mandatory.
-was taken up.
Mr. Surles moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 97 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 97 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Surles moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 97 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 97 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:

Ayes:
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Campbell
Carlton
Chambers



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Cramer
Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Haley



Hammons McLaren
Hathaway Melvin
Hendry Mitts
Inman Morgan
Jacobs Murray
Jernigan Okell
Jones Papy
Kirkland Patton
Lancaster Payne
MacWilliam Pearce
Mathis Peeples
McAlpin Phillips
McFarland, E.B.Pittman
McFarlin, J. L. Putnal
McKendree Roberts
McKenzie Rood



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Rowell Smith, M. B. Tapper Whitlock
Saunders, D.H. Smith, S. C. Tate Williams, F.
Saunders, S. D. Stewart Turlington Williams, V. A.
Shaffer Summers Usina
Shepperd Surles Watson
Smith, Lisle W.Sweeny Webb
Nays:
Henderson
Ayes-85.
Nays-1.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 1-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
320.06, Florida Statutes, relating to license plates for motor
vehicles by providing a slogan to be shown thereon.
-was taken up.
Mr. Surles moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 1 be read the second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 1 was read the second time by title.
Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade offered the follow-
ing amendment to House Bill No. 1.
In 2nd paragraph, line 20, of the bill, strike out the words:
"Sunshine State" and insert the following in lieu thereof:
"See Everglades National Park".
Mr. Okell moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Murray moved that the amendment be laid on the table.



A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken
No. 1, the result was:



on the amendment to House Bill



Dekle McKendree
Dukes McLaren
Duncan Melvin
Haley Merchant
Hammons Moody
Hathaway Morgan
Henderson Murray
Hendry Patton
Inman Pearce
Jacobs Pittman
Kirkland Roberts
Lancaster Rowell
McAlpin Saunders, D.H.
McFarland,E.B. Saunders, S. D.
McFarlin, J. L. Shaffer



Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Jernigan
Jones
MacWilliam



Mitts
Okell
Papy
Peeples
Phillips
Putnal
Rood



Shepperd
Smith, Lisle W.
Smith, S. C.
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Tapper
Tate
Turlington
Usina
Webb
Whitlock
Williams, F.




Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Stewart
Watson
Williams, V. A.



Ayes-58.
Nays-26.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was laid on
the table.
Mr. Shaffer of Pinellas offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 1:
In Section 1, line last, of the bill, strike out the words:
"Sunshine State" and insert the following in lieu thereof:
"Tourists' Paradise."



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Mr. Shaffer moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Melvin moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was laid on
the table.
Mr. Smith of Duval asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Surles moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 1 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 1 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Campbell
Carlton
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Nays:
Cramer
Dowda
Fascell
Ayes-72.
Nays-12.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Courtney
Darby
David
Dekle
Dukes
Duncan
Fuqua
Getzen
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Henderson
Hendry
Inman
Jacobs
Jernigan
Jones
Kirkland



McFarland, E.B. Saunders, D.H.
McFarlin, J.L. Saunders, S. D.
McKendree Shepperd
McKenzie Smith, Claude
Melvin Smith, Lisle W.
Merchant Smith, M. B.
Moody Smith, S. C.
Morgan Summers
Murray Surles
Papy Sweeny
Patton Tapper
Pearce Tate
Peeples Turlington
Phillips Usina
Pittman Watson
Roberts Webb
Rood Whitlock
Rowell Williams, F.



Floyd Mitts
MacWilliam Okell
McLaren Putnal



Shaffer
Stewart
Williams, V. A.



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certiflea
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 11-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to motor
vehicles: Amending Section 320.07, Florida Statutes.
-was taken up.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 11 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 11 was read a second time by title.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Smith of Duval offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 11:
In Section 3, line 1, of the bill, strike out the words:
January 5th, 1952, and insert the following in lieu thereof:
December 1, 1951.
Mr. Smith moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Smith of Duval offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 11:
In the first line of the second paragraph of Section 1, strike
out the word: "places" and insert the following in lieu thereof:
"plates".
Mr. Carlton moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be further waived and



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Ayes:

Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Beasley
Belser
Boyd
Bryant
Campbell
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Courtney
Cramer
Darby
Nays:
Bailey
Burnsed
Burton
Carlton
Cook
David
Dowda














House Bill No. 11, as amended, be read a third time in full
and placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 11, as amended, was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
amended, the result was:



Ayes:
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Campbell
Carlton
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Ayes-77.
Nays-None.



on the passage of the bill, as



Darby McKendree Saunders, S. D.
Dowda McLaren Shaffer
Dukes Melvin Shepperd
Duncan Merchant Simpson
Fascell Mitts Smith, Claude
Floyd Morgan Smith, Lisle W.
Fuqua Murray Smith, M. B.
Haley Okell Smith, S. C.
Hammons Papy Summers
Hathaway Patton Surles
Henderson Payne Sweeny
Hendry Pearce rate
Inman Peeples Turlington
Jacobs Phillips Usina
Jernigan Pittman Watson
Jones Putnal Webb
Kirkland Roberts Williams, F.
Mathis Rood
McFarland,E.B. Rowell
McFarlin, J. L. Saunders, D.H.



So the bill, as amended, passed, and was ordered referred
to the Committee on Engrossed Bills.
Mr. Hathaway moved that House Bill No. 67 be recommitted
to the Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 67 was recommitted to the Committee on Motor
Vehicles & Carriers.
Without objection, House Bill No. 20 was temporarily passed.
H. B. No. 63-A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the com-
pensation of the Judge of the Court of Record in and for
Escambia County, to be paid by the County of Escambia.
-was taken up.
Mr. Darby moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 63 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 63 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Darby moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 63 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 63 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Campbell
Carlton
Chambers



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Cramer
Darby
David
Dowda
Dukes
Duncan
Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Hammons



Hathaway Melvin
Henderson Mitts
Hendry Moody
Inman Morgan
Jacobs Murray
Jernigan Okell
Jones Papy
Kirkland Patton
Lancaster Payne
Mathis Pearce
McAlpin Peeples
McFarland,E.B.Phillips
McFarlin, J. L. Pittman
McKendree Putnal
McLaren Rood



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Saunders, S. D. Smith, Lisle W.Sweeny Williams, F.
Shaffer Smith, M. B. Tate Williams, V. A.
Shepperd Smith, S. C. rurlington
Simpson Stewart Usina
Smith, Claude Surles Watson
Ayes-77.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Darby moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 63 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 63 was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
Mr. Kirkland moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now revert to the order of business, Introduction of House
Bills and Joint Resolutions.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Pittman and Moody of Hillsborough, Tapper of
Gulf, Fuqua of Manatee, Okell and Fascell of Dade, Kirkland
of Orange, Darby of Escambia, Williams of Citrus, Cramer,
McLaren and Shaffer of Pinellas, Belser of Holmes, Jacobs
of Suwannee, and Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 217-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
443.04 and 443.05, Chapter 443, Florida Statutes, 1949, known
as the "unemployment compensation law," relating to pay-
ment of benefits and eligibility conditions, by providing for
a revision of weekly benefit amount and duration of benefits;
revising eligibility conditions; providing for transition from
the old benefit provisions to the new benefit provisions; and
making this act effective immediately.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Workmen's Compensation.
By Messrs. Papy of Monroe and Campbell of Okaloosa-
H. J. R. No. 218-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING
AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII OF THE CONSTITU-
TION, RELATING TO CENSUS AND APPORTIONMENT BY
AMENDING SECTION 3 THEREOF PERTAINING TO THE
APPORTIONMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES IN THE SEN-
ATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Article VII, section 3, of
the Constitution of Florida, is hereby agreed to and shall be
submitted to the electors of the State of Florida for ratification
or rejection at the next general election to be held in Novem-
ber, A.D. 1952, as follows:
Section 3. Apportionment of representatives in Senate and
House of Representatives.-The Legislature that shall meet in
regular session A.D. 1953, and the Legislature that shall meet
in regular session A.D. 1961, and those that shall meet every
ten years after the regular session A.D. 1961, shall apportion
the representation in the Senate, and shall provide for thirty-
eight (38) Senatorial Districts, such Districts to be as nearly
equal in population as practicable, but no county shall be
divided in making such apportionment, and each district shall
have one Senator; and at the same time, the Legislature
shall also apportion the representation in the House of Repre-
sentatives, and shall allow three (3) Representatives to each
of the five most populous counties, and two (2) Representa-
tives to each of the next eighteen more populous counties,
and one Representative of each of the remaining counties of
the State at the time of such apportionment. Should the
Legislature fail to apportion the representation in the Senate
and in the House of Representatives, at any regular session
of the Legislature at any of the times herein designated, it
shall be the duty of the Legislature or Legislatures succeeding
such regular session of the Legislature, either in special or
regular session, to apportion the Representation in the Senate
and in the House of Representatives as herein provided. The



preceding regular Federal or regular State Census, whichever



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shall have been taken nearest any apportionment of repre-
sentatives in the Senate and in the House of Representatives,
shall control in making any such apportionment. In the event
the Legislature shall fail to reapportion the representation
in the Legislature as required by this amendment, the Gov-
ernor shall (within thirty days after the adjournment of the
regular session), call the Legislature together in extra-
ordinary session to consider the question of reapportionment
and such extraordinary session of the Legislature is hereby
mandatorily required to reapportion the representation as
required by this amendment before its adjournment (and
such extraordinary session so called for reapportionment shall
not be limited to expire at the end of twenty days or at all,
until reapportionment is affected, and shall consider no busi-
ness other than such reapportionment).
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Kirkland of Orange-
H. B. No. 219-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
849.14, Florida Statutes, relating to betting, wagering and
gambling on trials and contests of skill, speed, power or en-
durance of man, machine, or beast in this state, including
football, baseball, basketball and other games, sports and
athletic contests; to giving or accepting bribes and offering
to give or accept bribes in connection therewith or on the
outcome thereof; and excepting from the operation hereof
any wagering expressly permitted under the laws of this state
including pari-mutuel wagering under Chapters 550 and 551,
Florida Statutes, 1949.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 220-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
State Board of Administration to invest any sinking funds
administered by it under the provisions of Chapter 21853,
Acts of 1943, in Overseas Road and Toll Bridge District,
Monroe County, Florida, SBA Refunding Bonds.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
Mr. Merchant moved that House Bill No. 217, which was
referred to the Committee on Workmen's Compensation also
be referred to the Committee on Labor.
The motion was agreed to and House Bill No. 217 was
ordered jointly referred to the Committees on Workmen's
Compensation and Labor.
Mr. Bollinger moved that the rules be waived and Members
at this time be allowed to introduce distinguished guests.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon, Mr. Williams of Citrus introduced the Honor-
able L. C. Yeomans, a former Member of the House.
Mr. Patton introduced Mrs. Dora Wilshire of the American
Red Cross, Washington, D. C.
Mr. Chambers introduced the Honorable Leff Mabie, County
Attorney of Hardee County.
Mr. Cobb introduced the Honorable Roy Hall, City Commis-
sioner of Daytona Beach.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 10, 1951
Mr. Mathis of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
B, reports that the Committee has carefully considered the
following bills and recommends they pass:
H. B. No. 142-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
45.11 of Florida Statutes 1949 relating to abatement of actions
by death and change of parties.



H. B. No. 141-A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting the
taking of statements and releases from and the making of
settlements with any injured person while such injured person
is a patient in any hospital, sanitarium or nursing home,
within fifteen days of the time of such injury, and prohibiting



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the taking of statements from injured minor except upon the
written permission of his parents or guardian, and prescribing
the effect of statements or releases taken or settlements
made in violation of the terms of this Act.
H. B. No. 143-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring persons
taking or having possession of written statements with respect
to accidents or injuries to furnish copies thereof to the persons
making such statements and prescribing the effect of failure
to furnish copies in accordance with the provisions of this act.
And House Bills No. 142, 141, 143, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 11, 1951
Mr. Murray of Polk, Chairman of the Committee on Govern-
mental Reorganization, reports that the Committee has care-
fully considered the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 178-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to legis-
lative committees: providing that interim committees of either
branch of the legislature may be created; providing that joint
interim committees of both branches of the legislature may be
created; providing powers of such committees; providing that
provisions of Sections 11.08, 11.09, 11.10 and 11.11, Florida
Statutes, relating to subpoena of witnesses, sheriffs costs, false
swearing, pay of witnesses, subpoena duces tecum and expenses
of hearing, shall apply to such interim committees between
sessions of the legislature as well as during sessions thereof.
And House Bill No. 178, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 11, 1951
Mr. Beasley of Walton, Chairman of the Committee on
Constitutional Amendments, reports that the Committee has
carefully considered the following House Joint Resolution and
recommends it pass:
H. J. R. No. 80-A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment
to Article VII of the State Constitution, by adding thereto an
additional section creating a Senatorial District for Monroe
County.
And House Joint Resolution No. 80, contained in the above
report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 11, 1951
Mr. Morgan of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Ap-
propriations, reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 116-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
approval of requests and budgets of the agencies of the State
government by the State Budget Commission in the obtaining
of Federal Aid and providing an effective date hereof.
And House Bill No. 116, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar for Second Reading.
April 11, 1951
Mr. Sweeny of Volusia, Chairman of the Committee on Pub-
lic Utilities, reports that the Committee has carefully consid-
ered the following bill and recommends that it pass as
amended:
H. B. No. 26-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
regulation, control, and supervision of certain privately owned
electric and electric and gas public utilities by the Florida
Railroad and Public Utilities Commission; defining such public
utilities and prescribing their duties and responsibilities; pre-
scribing the duties and powers of the commission with refer-
ence to the rates, service, securities and financing of said
utilities; prescribing penalties for violations of this act or any
order, rate, rule or regulation of said commission; providing
that the provisions of this act shall neither apply to utilities
owned or operated by cooperatives organized and existing
under the Rural Electrification Cooperative Law of the State
of Florida nor to utilities owned or operated by municipali-
ties; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith;
and providing the effective date of this act.



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Amendment No. 1-
At the end of Section 2 of the bill, add the following:
"Such term shall not include any natural gas pipe line trans-
mission company making only sales of natural gas at whole-
sale and to direct industrial consumers."
Amendment No. 2-
In Section 4 at the end of said Section, strike out the period
and add the following:
"; provided, however, nothing in this Act shall affect the
right of a local regulatory board to continue and complete
rate litigation and refund proceedings thereunder pending in
the courts on April 3, 1951."
Amendment No. 3-
In Section 6 at the end of said Section, strike out the period
and add the following:
"; provided, however, that nothing in this Act shall be con-
strued to affect a rate in litigation and refund proceedings
thereunder pending in the courts on April 3, 1951."
And House Bill No. 26, contained in the above report to-
gether with Committee amendments thereto, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 10, 1951
Mr. McKendree of Nassau, Chairman of the Committee on
Motor Vehicles and Carriers, reports that the Committee has
carefully considered the following bill and recommends it
pass as amended:
H. B. No. 82-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that the
Board of County Commissioners of every county owning and
operating an airport shall have the right, power and author-
ity to enter into contracts with automobile transportation com-
panies for the transportation of passengers for hire between
such airport or airports and designated points within such
county; providing for the issuance of certificates of public
convenience and necessity by the Florida Railroad and Public
Utilities Commission to every such transportation company;
and for other purposes.
Which amendment reads as follows:
Amendment No. 1-
In Section II, line 10 of the bill, after the words "conven-
ience and necessity" insert the following:
"As a contract carrier without charter rights, which shall be"
And House Bill No. 82, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee amendment thereto, was placed on the
Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 10, 1951

Mr. Courtney of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Public
Health, reports that the Committee has carefully considered
the following bill and recommends it pass:

H. B. No. 8-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
practice of physical therapy; defining and regulating the
practice thereof; prescribing the duties of the State Board
of Medical Examiners under this act; prescribing penalties
for violation of this act; and repealing all laws in conflict
herewith.

And House Bill No. 8, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.

April 11, 1951
Mr. Tapper of Gulf, Chairman of the Committee on Elec-
tions, reports that the Committee has carefully considered the
following bill and recommends it pass:

H. B. No. 22-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
102.70, Florida Statutes, providing that candidates for mem-
ber of the House of Representatives of the Florida Legislature
in primary elections shall file their sworn statements with and



pay their filing fees to the Secretary of State.



April 11, 1951



Judicial Department of the State of Florida under Article V
of the Constitution of the State of Florida continuously for
thirty-five years or more and have retired under the pro-
visions of Section 38.14, Florida Statutes; making appro-



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And House Bill No. 22, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 10, 1951
Mr. Mathis of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"B", reports that the Committee has carefully considered the
following bill and recommends that it pass as amended:
H. B. No. 102-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
317.13, 317.15 and 317.17 of Florida Statutes 1949 relating to
reports of accidents resulting from the operation of motor
vehicles within the state of Florida.
Which amendment reads as follows:
Amendment No. 1-

By Mr. Murray of Polk

In the last line of Section 3, strike the period and insert in
lieu thereof "provided the same is otherwise admissible as
evidence."

And House Bill No. 102, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee amendment thereto, was then re-
ferred to the Committee on Insurance.
April 10, 1951
Mr. Mathis of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
B, reports that the Committee has carefully considered the
following bill and recommends that it pass as amended:
H. B. No. 101-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to liability
insurance coverage of and suits against the State of Florida,
counties of the state and other political subdivisions and enti-
ties of the state, for personal injury and property damage re-
sulting from the negligence or wrongful act of its officers,
agents and employees.
Which amendment reads as follows:
Amendment No. 1-
By Mr. Murray of Polk-
In Section 1, Page 2, Line 12 of the Bill, immediately follow-
ing the words "amount of" insert the word "enforcible."
And House Bill No. 101, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee amendment thereto, was then referred
to the Committee on Insurance.
April 11, 1951
Mr. Tapper of Gulf, Chairman of the Committee on
Elections, reports that the committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bills and recommends that they not
pass:
H. B. No. 29-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Para-
graph (d) of Subsection (2) of Section 236.32 Florida Statutes.
relating to school district elections by authorizing all qualified
electors resident within a district to vote in such an election
therein.
H. B. No. 36-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
230.08 Florida Statutes providing for nominations in primary
elections of members of the Boards of Public Instruction of
the several counties by providing that the nomination from
each county board member election district shall be by the
qualified electors of that district instead of from the county
at large.
And House Bills Nos. 29 and 36 contained in the above
report, were laid on the table under the rule.
April 11, 1951
Mr. Morgan of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Ap-
propriations, reports that the committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that it not pass:
H. B. No. 38-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
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priation for such retirement and providing the effective date The Honorable B. Elliott,
hereof. Speaker of the House of Representatives.



And House Bill No. 38 contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rule.
REPORTS OF OTHER COMMITTEES
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Florida
April 11, 1951
The Honorable B. Elliott,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:

Your Committee on Engrossed Bills to which was referred-
House Bill No. 11
-with amendments, begs leave to report the amendments
have been incorporated in the bill, and the bill has been
carefully examined and found to be correctly engrossed and
is herewith returned.
Very respectfully,
THOMAS D. BEASLEY, Chairman
Committee on Engrossed Bills



Sir:
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills to whom was referred-
S. C. R. No. 1
S. C. R. No. 2
S. B. No. 16
S. B. No. 30
-begs leave to report same have been properly enrolled,
signed by the President and Secretary of the Senate, and
by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
tives, and presented to the Governor on April 11, 1951, for
his approval.
Very respectfully,

RICHARD H. SIMPSON, Chairman
Committee on Enrolled Bills
Mr. Bollinger moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now adjourn.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:55 A.M., the House stood
adjourned.



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Thursday, April 12, 1951



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



Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Andrews
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Carlton
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Cramer
David



Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Griner
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Henderson
Hendry
Inman
Jacobs
Johnson
Jones
Kirkland
Lancaster
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



McFarland,E.B. Saunders, D.H.
McFarlin, J. L. Saunders, S. D.
McKendree Shaffer
McKenzie Shepperd
McLaren Simpson
Melvin Smith, Claude
Merchant Smith, Lisle W
Mitts Smith, M. B.
Moody Smith, S. C.
Morgan Summers
Murray Surles
Nesmith Sweeny
Papy Tapper
Patton Tate
Payne Turlington
Peeples Usina
Phillips Watson
Pittman Webb
Putnal Whitlock
Roberts Williams, F.
Rood Williams, V. A.
Rowell



Excused: Messrs. Duncan and Bollinger.
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by Representative Shepperd of St. Johns.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Wednesday, April 11, was ordered corrected
as follows:
On Page 78, Column 1, Line 25, counting from the top of
the page, in the first column of the roll call, strike out the
name "Darby".
On Page 78, Column 1, strike out Lines 1 through 6, count-
ing from the bottom of the page, and insert: "Mr. Jones
moved that it be the sense of the Members of the Caucus that
the practice of selecting the Speaker two years in advance be
condemned as bad practice and that hereafter all Members of
the Caucus agree to desist from such practices and not
participate in any Caucus until after the second primary
of the year in which representatives are elected."
On Page 78, Column 2, strike out Lines 23 through 28,
counting from the top of the page, and insert the following:
"The Speaker announced that Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte has
been appointed as a member of the Committee on County Of-
ficials & County Organizations.
"The Speaker also announced that Mr. Ayres of Marion
has been appointed as a member of the Committee on Public
Welfare."
On Page 81, Column 1, Line 23, counting from the bottom
of the page, strike out "Mr. Speaker" and insert "Beasley".
On Page 81, in first roll call in Column 2, strike out "Mr.
Speaker", and after "Bailey" and before "Belser" insert
"Beasley".
On Page 81, in the second roll call in Column 2 strike out
"Mr. Speaker", and after "Bailey" and before "Belser" insert
"Beasley".
On Page 82, Column 1, Line 32, counting from the bottom
of the page, strike out "Mr. Speaker", and in same roll call
after "Ayres" and before "Belser" insert "Beasley".
On Page 82, Column 2, in roll call strike out "Mr. Speaker"
and after "Bailey" and before "Belser" insert "Beasley".



On Page 83, in first roll call in Column 1, strike out "Mr.
Speaker" and after "Bailey" and before "Belser" insert
"Beasley".
On Page 83, in second roll call in Column 1, strike out "Mr.
Speaker" and after "Bailey" and before "Belser" insert
"Beasley".
The Journal for April 11, as corrected, was approved.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Speaker announced that Mr. Roberts of Uniori has been
appointed as a member of the Committee on State Prisons &
Convicts.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By the Committee on Resolutions-
H. R. No. 13-A resolution for the immediate appointment
of a committee of the House of Representatives to investigate
the conduct, affiliations, associations, and actions of elective
or appointive public officials and employees of the State of
Florida or its political subdivisions, and to make inquiry into
any department, agency, bureau or institution created by law;
to require such committee to make report on its findings and
recommendations to the 1951 session of the Legislature; and
for other purposes.

WHEREAS, the recent actions of certain public officials
have given rise to extreme criticism of the government of this
state; and
WHEREAS, many citizens of this state and the press have
publicly called for the impeachment or removal from office of
various public officials and employees; and
WHEREAS, serious charges and accusations have been made
by various newspapers and periodicals, crime committees, con-
gressional committees, civic organizations and other persons
and groups reflecting upon the integrity of public officials and
employees of this state; and
WHEREAS, it is a matter of common knowledge that certain
law enforcement officers and other public officials and em-
ployees have been lax in the performance of the duties of their
offices; and
WHEREAS, it has been publicly charged that various public
officials and employees have used their offices in such manner
as to benefit the private interests of certain persons to the
detriment of the State of Florida and its citizens; and
WHEREAS, it has been publicly and privately charged that
persons involved in gambling activities, organized crime, and
other illegal endeavors have exerted and are exerting improper
influence upon certain public officials and employees; and
WHEREAS, it has been publicity and privately charged that
certain departments, agencies, bureaus or institutions of the
state government and its political subdivisions are failing 'to
execute their legal duties and responsibilities to the detriment
of the state and its citizens; and
WHEREAS, various officials and employees of this state
have been privately and publicly accused of malfeasance, mis-
feasance and nonfeasance in office; and
WHEREAS, the United States Crime Investigating Com-
mittee known as the Kefauver Committee has held public
hearings which have resulted in raising serious questions con-
cerning public officials and employees of this state; and
WHEREAS, many of the questions raised by such hearings,
charges, accusations and statements have not been answered
satisfactorily to the people of this state; and
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state and nation a serious doubt as to the character, integrity,
moral fitness and capability of various public officials and
employees who hold their offices in the government of this
state; and

WHEREAS, such accusations, statements, reports, articles,
editorials, charges, hearings, and resolutions have brought
serious discredit upon and highly unfavorable publicity to the
State of Florida; and

WHEREAS, it is the solemn responsibility of the legislative
branch of the government of this state, constituting the duly
elected representatives of the people, to take such action as
may be necessary to determine the truth or falsity of such
derogatory statements and accusations as have been made
against this state and its officials and employees, NOW,
THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That a committee of not less than five of the
House of Representatives be appointed by the Speaker thereof,
which committee shall make prompt and thorough investi-
gation of the conduct, affiliations, associations and actions of
any or all elective or appointive public officials or employees
of the State of Florida or its political subdivisions, to determine
the general fitness of such officials or employees to hold office
in this state; to investigate the possible connections, direct or
indirect, of public officials or employees with gambling in-
terests, organized crime, or other interests of an improper
nature; to investigate any or all charges or accusations which
reflect adversely upon the government of this state or its
officials and employees; to investigate any and all charges of
misfeasance, malfeasance or nonfeasance in office of any
public official or employee of the state; and to determine if
any public official or employee has used his office in any
improper manner to the detriment of the State of Florida or
its citizens in order to benefit the private interests of any
person or persons; and to investigate in general, the actions,
conduct, affiliations and associations of public officials and
employees of the state.
Section 2. The provisions of sections 11.08, 11.09, 11.10 and
11.11, Florida Statutes, shall be applicable to the proceedings
of this committee.
Section 3. The said committee shall be appointed by the
Speaker of the House of Representatives immediately upon the
adoption of this resolution.
Section 4. The said committee shall take action upon its
appointment to carry out without delay its functions under
this resolution.
Section 5. The said committee shall report its findings and
recommendations to the 1951 session of the Legislature of the
State of Florida prior to May 27, 1951.

Section 6. The said committee may work in collaboration
with that committee of the Senate known as the Senate Crime
Committee, and may, with the consent of such Senate com-
mittee, hold joint hearings therewith.
Section 7. The said committee may be divided into sub-
committees which shall be assigned by a majority of the
members of the committee to investigate and report to the
committee on any matter within the scope of the committee's
functions.
-which was read in full.
Mr. Moody moved that the rules be waived and the House
now proceed to the order of Consideration of House Resolu-
tions.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it
was so ordered.

House Resolution No. 13, which was read in full on April
12, was taken up.



Mr. Moody moved the adoption of House Resolution No. 33.

The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 13 was
adopted,



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nal activity on all levels of Florida government, both county
and state, and shall have broad powers to eradicate and
eliminate criminals, crime and criminal activity from this
state.



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INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Cramer, Shaffer and McLaren of Pinellas, Payne
of Pasco, Jacobs of Suwannee, Williams of Seminole, Murray
of Polk, Johnson and Moody of Hillsborough-
H. C. R. NO. 7-A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROVID-
ING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A JOINT CRIME INVES-
TIGATIVE COMMITTEE; TO MAKE CERTAIN INQUIRIES
OF LOCAL AND STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
AND STATE AND COUNTY AGENCIES AND COMMISSIONS;
PROVIDING FOR THE COMMITTEE TO COORDINATE
THE WORK OF AND TO COOPERATE WITH LOCAL CRIME
COMMISSIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE EXERCISE OF
CERTAIN POWERS; PROVIDING FOR THE "WORK CF
SAID COMMITTEE TO PROCEED AFTER THE ADJOURN-
MENT OF THE PRESENT SESSION OF THE LEGISLA-
TURE, SETTING UP PROCEDURE TO DEAL WITH THE
REFUSAL OF WITNESSES TO TESTIFY AND REQUIRING
THE COMMITTEE TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE
OF 1953.
WHEREAS, gambling interests take approximately twenty
billions of dollars from the American people annually; and
WHEREAS, it is recognized by the legislature of the state
of Florida that illegal gambling breeds moral decadence, at-
tracts unsavory individuals to Florida, encourages the break-
down of local law enforcement machinery through bribery,
threat, connivance, etc.; and
WHEREAS, numerous instances of the influence of hood-
lums and gangsters engaged in gambling have been recently
brought to light through the activities of the Ktfauver Com-
mittee and of the aroused local citizens comprising crime com-
missions, grand juries and other interested bodies; and
WHEREAS, the present laws of Florida with relation to
illegal gambling are inadequate to rid the state of this insidious
blight; and
WHEREAS, immediate investigations and hearing producing
facts are the only medium through which the method and
means for stamping out gambling and keeping it under control
can be realistically devised and studied; and
WHEREAS, it is recognized that illegal gambling has es-
caped the surveillance and scrutiny of any state wide organ-
ized and determined body founded for the purpose (;f uncover-
ing and exposing the activities of all gamblers who prey upon
the citizens and visitors of our state and use their nefarious
and ingenious schemes to cheat and fleece the public and to
contaminate public officials by bribery, political p-ressure and
endless chicanery; and
WHEREAS, these gambling activities have had and are
having a degrading and demoralizing effect upon all moral,
economic and political life in the state of Florida; and
WHEREAS, it is further recognized that organized under-
ground gambling activities of nation wide syndicated pro-
portions has invaded our state to such an extent that it has
become a state wide duty of the state legislature to protect
the public from the grasp of its tenacles; and
WHEREAS, no other protective or investigatory organization
or agency of state wide scope exists which can be depended
upon to properly bring to light these gambling activities for
the purpose of protecting the people from incompetent or im-
properly influenced law enforcement officers, Mafia terrorists
and gangster rule; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. A joint committee of seven members of the
1951 session of the legislature shall be appointed, three of
whom shall be Senators selected by the president of the Senate
and four of whom shall be members of the House of Repre-
sentatives to be selected by the speaker of the House. This
committee shall be known as the Legislative Crime Investi-
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Section 3. Other than the powers granted such committees
under the provisions of Chapter 11, Florida Statutes 1949,
this committee is authorized, empowered and directed to as-
semble such data by whatever means is deemed necessary,
such as administering oaths or affirmations, issuing :-ubpoenas
of all types, holding public hearings, employing investigators
and legal counsel and taking any other proper and necessary
action so as to properly and completely investigate and as-
semble data on crime and criminal activities in this state
to the end that this committee may cooperate and coordinate
its activities with local crime commissions, grand juries and
other agencies and may make recommendations to local law
enforcement officials, to state officials as to crime conditions
and means of combating same and recommend to the Governor
with reference to suspension of public officials for failure to
properly enforce the criminal laws of this state.
Section 4. For the purpose of conducting hearings, the com-
mittee shall have the power, under the hand of the chairman,
or any member designated by him, to require the production
of books, papers or other documents and may issue subpoenas
to compel witnesses to testify and produce such books, papers
or other documents in their possession as may be in the opinion
of the committee relevant to any hearing before it; said sub-
poenas to be served by the sheriff of the county where the
witness resides or may be found. Such witnesses shall be
entitled to the same per diem and mileage as witnesses ap-
pearing in the circuit courts of the state of Florida. Any
member of the committee may administer oaths or affirma-
tion to witnesses before the committee. Any person who shall
swear falsely before said committee shall be punished as pro-
vided in section 11.05, Florida Statutes 1949.

Section 5. If any person shall refuse to obey any subpoenas
so issued or shall refuse to testify or produce any books, papers
or other documents required by the committee, the commit-
tee may present its petition to the circuit court of the county
where any such person is served with subpoena or where he
resides, setting forth the facts, and shall deposit with said
court, when such subpoena is issued in its behalf, the per
diem and mileage to secure the attendance of such witness,
whereupon said court shall issue its rule nisi to such person
requiring him to obey forthwith the subpoena issued by the
committee or show cause why he fails to obey the same, and
unless the said person shows sufficient cause for failing to
obey the said subpoena, the court shall forthwith direct such
person to obey the same, and upon his refusal to comply, he
shall be adjudged in Contempt of Court and shall be pun-
ished as the court may direct.

Section 6. The investigations of this committee may be
carried on after adjournment of the present session of the
legislature. The full cooperation of all state and county boards
and officers that might be affected or called upon for assist-
ance is hereby directed.

Section 7. The Attorney General shall assist and advise
the committee in the conduct of its duties and responsibilities.

Section 8. The committee shall make reports and public
statements from time to time as the need may arise and shall
report the results of its efforts to the 1953 session of the legis-
lature, together with specific recommendations for future legis-
lation, and shall also report to the 1951 session of the legis-
lature if time permits.
Section 9. The committee may use any funds provided by
law, or that are in the state treasury not otherwise appropri-
ated, for the use of committees or interim committees of the
legislature in performing its duties under the provisions of
this resolution.

-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committees on Resolutions and Appropriations.

Mr. Henderson moved that the rules be waived and he be
allowed at this time to introduce distinguished guests.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon, Mr. Henderson introduced the Diversified Co-



operative Training Class of Leon High School, Tallahassee,
and their teacher, Mr. Edward Grissett.



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230.08, Florida Statutes, relating to nomination in primary
election of member to county school board.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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Mr. Henderson also introduced a delegation from the Talla-
hassee Youth Center with their Director, Miss Sue Nesmith.
Mr. Atkinson asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Jernigan asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Darby asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Okell asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Jones moved that the House reconsider the motion by
which House Resolution No. 13 was adopted.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Simpson moved that the motion by Mr. Jones to re-
consider the motion by which House Resolution No. 13 was
adopted be laid on the table.
The motion was agreed to, and the motion by Mr. Jones
was ordered laid on the table.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS
AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Fuqua of Manatee and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 221-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
Boards of County Commissioners of the several counties of
the State of Florida to enter into and carry into effect con-
tracts and agreements with each other relating to their
common duties and functions, and authorizing said Boards
to contribute to a central agency provided for in said contract
when a common agency of said counties could perform the
common duties and functions of said boards more efficiently
and economically than when such duties and functions are
performed by each county independently.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Officials & County Organizations.
By Messrs. Fuqua of Manatee and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 222-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
compensation of the Clerks of Courts for services performed
in suits or proceedings in courts in the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Officials & County Organizations.
By Messrs. Fuqua of Manatee and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 223-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
Boards of County Commissioners to procure and pay premiums
on liability insurance against tort actions; requiring insurer
to waive defense of governmental immunity in any suit brought
against county; waiving governmental immunity only to ex-
tent of insurance carried.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Officials & County Organizations.
By Mr. Tapper of Gulf-
H. B. No. 224-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
321.05, Subsection 5, Florida Statutes, relating to the assign-
ment of one patrolman to the office of the Governor and
Chairman of the State Road Department; providing for the
rank, pay and other benefits for said patrolman.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 225-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (1) of Section 26.51 of Florida Statutes relating to
compensation of circuit judges; and providing effective date
of same.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Belser of Holmes-
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By Messrs. Smith of Polk and McFarlin of Jackson-
H. B. No. 227-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
destruction of certain bank records after a period of ten years,
and limiting the liability of banks destroying records after the
expiration of such period.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Messrs. Smith of Polk and McFarlin of Jackson-
H. B. No. 228-A bill to be entitled An Act relative to the
merger, consolidation and conversion of national and state
banks and trust companies.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Messrs. Smith of Polk and McFarlin of Jackson-
H. B. No. 229-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing banks
and trust companies to reproduce by photographic or micro-
photographic process certain banking records and other docu-
ments, and making such photographs or microphotographs and
reproductions therefrom admissible in evidence.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Messrs. Smith of Polk, and McFarlin of Jackson-
H. B. No. 230-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Comptroller to assist in codifying the banking laws of the
State of Florida, and making an appropriation therefore.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations and Banks & Loans.
By Messrs. Smith of Polk and McFarlin of Jackson-
H. B. No. 231-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
733.43 Florida Statutes, 1949, by permitting the filing of annual
reports in probate matters subject to election by personal
representatives on the basis of the fiscal year as well as the
calendar year.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C.
By Messrs. Smith of Polk and McFarlin of Jackson-
H. B. No. 232-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
apportionment of Federal and State estate taxes and repealing
Chapter 25435, Laws of Florida, 1949.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C.
By Mr. Fascell of Dade-
H. B. No. 233-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
855.01 and 855.02, Florida Statutes 1949, relating to following
trade and selling of goods on Sunday.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C.
By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
H. B. No. 234-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare,
designate and establish certain State Roads.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.

By Mr. Putnal of Lafayette-
H. B. No. 235-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, desig-
nate and establish a certain State Road.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.

By Messrs. McLaren, Cramer and Shaffer of Pinellas-



H. B. No. 236-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
division of the state into congressional districts; amending
Sections 8.01 and 8.04, Florida Statutes, by providing for re-



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division of the state into eight congressional districts and for
the election of a representative for each such district.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Getzen of Sumter-
H. B. No. 237-A bill to be entitled An Act with respect to
the State Officers and Employees Retirement System, and
providing that seasonal state employees who work for the
State of Florida, or any of its departments for a period of
more than six months of the fiscal year and work for, or
available for work the rest of the year doing the same or
similar work for another state or department thereof, may
receive credit for the full year in computation of benefits
accruing, or which may hereafter accrue, to said state employee
under said retirement system and prescribing the conditions
under which such credit may be given.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Social Security.
By the Committee on Statutory Revision-
H. B. No. 238-A bill to be entitled An Act adopting and
enacting Volume I, Florida Statutes, 1951; correcting, chang-
ing, amending, and repealing certain sections therein; and
authorizing the inclusion of general laws of state-wide appli-
cation enacted in 1951 as prima facie evidence of such laws.
The bill was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Melvin of Santa Rosa and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 239-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
321.07, Florida Statutes, relating to highway patrol officers,
director and employees and their salaries and compensation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 240-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
603.03, Florida Statutes, relating to the salary and expenses
of the State Marketing Commissioner of Florida and his
deputies, assistants, and employees.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Andrews of Orange-
H. B. No. 241-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to state
governmental reorganization; providing for the consolidation
of certain departments, boards, cor.xmissions and setting forth
the powers, duties, and functions of such consolidated depart-
ments, boards and commissions; providing for the establish-
ment of certain departments, boards and commissions and
setting out their powers, duties and organization; providing
for the abolition of certain departments, boards, bureaus and
commissions; providing certain limitations on the effect of
coordination, transfer and consolidation; providing for the
terms of office of all appointive department directors; repeal-
ing, modifying, amending and rescinding inconsistent laws,
rules and regulations; providing effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By Mr. Andrews of Orange-
H. B. No. 242-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to state
governmental reorganization; creating a temporary commis-
sion on state governmental reorganization; providing for mem-
bership, powers, duties, compensation, and providing certain
additional duties for Governor; providing appropriation and
making this act effective contingent upon other related legis-
lation becoming law.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Governmental Reorganization and Appropri-
ations.



By Mr. Andrews of Oranae-
H. B. No. 243-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to State
governmental reorganization; fixing salary, expenses, allow-











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ances, of Governor; providing for housing and automobile for
Governor; providing for Governor's staff and their salaries.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations and Governmental Reorgani-
zation .
By Mr. Andrews of Orange-
H. B. No. 244-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
and adopt a qualified civil service system for certain State
employees and for the administration thereof; providing for
a Department of Civil Service, a director, and commission;
providing the powers and duties of the director anid com-
mission; providing for the promulgation of rules and regu-
lations; providing the machinery for a system of personnel
administration governing the appointment, promotion, transfer,
lay-off, removal, discipline and other incidents of certain State
employees; making certain acts unlawful; providing penalties
for violations; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade-
H. B. No. 245-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
548.03, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to and defining the
meaning of pugilistic exhibitions.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Amusements.

By Messrs. Okell, Fascell and Floyd of Dade-
H. J. R. No. 246-A Joint Resolution proposing an amend-
ment to Article VIII, Section 1, of the Constitution of Florida
relating to counties as political subdivisions of state.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following Amendment to Article VIII, Section 1,
of the Constitution of Florida relating to counties as political
subdivisions of state is hereby agreed to and shall be sub-
mitted to the electors of the state for ratification or rejection
at the general election in 1952, as follows:
Section 1. Counties as political subdivisions of state.-
The state shall be divided into political subdivisions to be
called counties. The Legislature shall have the power to
grant to any county a charter under which it may regulate and
govern itself. The Legislature may provide, by general or
special law, the manner in which any county may form its
own charter. Any County charter may designate the name
of the county, regulate the powers, duties and jurisdiction
of all county officers, and designate their classes, terms, and
jurisdiction, and provide the manner of their selection and
compensation. The Legislature may authorize the adoption
of charters by the several counties at general or special
elections, which charters may be altered or amended only
by the method by which they were adopted, notwithstanding
any other provision of this Constitution.
which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Payne of Pasco and Pittman of Hillsborough-
H. J. R. No. 247-A Joint Resolution proposing to amend
Section 7 of Article X of the Constitution of the State of
Florida relating to homestead tax exemption.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Section 7 of Article X
of the Constitution of the State of Florida 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 7 of Article X of the Constitution of the
State of Florida, be amended to read as follows:



Section 7. Every person who has the legal title or bene-
ficial title in equity to real property in this state and who



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of Chapman High School, Apalachicola, and their teachers,
Mr. Joe Pope and Mr. Claude Hand.
Mr. Bryant moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now revert to the order of business, Introduction of House
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resides thereon and in good faith makes the same his or
her permanent home, or the permanent home of another
or others legally or naturally dependent upon said person,
shall be entitled to an exemption from all taxation, except
for assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valu-
ation of five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars on the said home
and contiguous real property as defined in Article 10, Sec-
tion 1, of the Constitution, for the year 1939, and thereafter.
Said title may be held by the entireties, jointly or in common
with others, and said exemption may be apportioned among
such of the owners as shall reside thereon, as their respective
interests shall appear, but no such exemption of more than
five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars shall be allowed to any one
person or any one dwelling house, nor shall the amount of
the exemption allowed any person exceed the proportionate
assessed valuation based on the interest owned by such per-
son. The legislature may prescribe appropriate and reason-
able laws regulating the manner of establishing the right
to said exemption. Provided, that no person shall be eligible
for homestead tax exemption (1) who is not a citizen and
resident of this state, or (2) who is a citizen and resident of
this state and is eligible to vote and has not registered to vote.
When any person so claims homestead tax exemption and
changes his citizenship and residence to and registers to vote
in a county of this state, it shall be the duty of the super-
visor of registration to notify election officials of the county
or state 'where such person last previously maintained his
residence or citizenship, of such registration and change in
citizenship and residence and of the filing of such claim
for homestead tax exemption.

-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 248-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Para-
graph (b) of Subsection (1) of Section 733.20, Florida Stat-
utes, relating to payment of funeral expenses of decedent in
probate proceedings.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
Mr. Stewart moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 98 be withdrawn from the Committee on Appropriations
and referred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
The Motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 98, which had been referred to the Committees on
Appropriations and Education A on April 9, was ordered
withdrawn from the Committee on Appropriations and re-
ferred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
The Speaker introduced the Honorable Earl Buchanan,
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives, and Mrs.
Buchanan.

Miss Pearce asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Cramer moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 7 which had been referred to the
Committees on Resolutions and Appropriations, be withdrawn
from the Committee on Appropriations and remain only in
the Committee on Resolutions.
Mr. Carlton called a point of order that House Resolution
No. 7 calls for the payment of certain expenses in connection
with investigations and under Rule 47 it should remain in
the Committee on Appropriations.
The Speaker ruled the point well taken.
Mr. Patton moved that the rules be waived and he be
allowed at this time to introduce distinguished guests from
Franklin County.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon, Mr. Patton introduced the Eighth Grade Class











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The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Bryant of Marion-
H. R. No. 14-A RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE
STANDING RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES.
WHEREAS, the Legislative Council of the Florida Legis-
lature was created for the purpose, among others, of making
recommendations to the Legislature on matters of concern
which it has made studies of; and
WHEREAS, these recommendations are frequently in the
form of measures which must be introduced into both Houses
of the Florida Legislature after approval by the Council;
NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the
State of Florida that Rule 62 of the standing rules of the
House of Representatives be amended by adding thereto, after
the words "Governmental Reorganization" the following:
SLegislative Council Committee, which committee shall
have the sole power of introducing measures sponsored
by the Legislative Council.

-which was read in full.
Mr. Bryant moved that the rules be waived and House
Resolution No. 14 be placed on the Calendar.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.

Mr. Bryant moved that the rules be further waived and the
House now proceed to the order of Consideration of House
Resolutions.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
House Resolution No. 14, which was read in full on April
12, was taken up.

Mr. Bryant moved the adoption of House Resolution No. 14.

The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 14
was adopted.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida

April 12, 1951
The Honorable B. Elliott,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that a point of order was raised and sustained by
the Senate to the effect that the subject matter of:

House Concurrent Resolution No. 6-

H. C. R. NO. 6-A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION RE-
QUESTING THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
TO COMMUNICATE FORTHWITH TO THE SENATE THE
NAMES OF ALL SUSPENDED OFFICE HOLDERS AND THE
CAUSE THEREFORE AS REQUIRED BY ARTICLE IV, SEC-
TION 15 OF THE CONSTITUTION: AND REQUESTING
THAT THE GOVERNOR DEFER ANY ACTION ON RE-
INSTATEMENT OF SUCH SUSPENDED OFFICE HOLDERS
UNTIL RECEIPT OF ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE
SENATE.



is such that said Resolution may be adopted by the House of
Representatives without concurrence on the part of the Senate,



April 12, 1951



and that any such action which might be contemplated by the
Senate should properly form the subject of a Senate Resolu-
tion in which the concurrence of the House of Representatives
would not be required.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 6 is herewith respectfully
returned to the House of Representatives.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 11, 1951
The Honorable B. Elliott,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By the Committee on Judiciary B
S. B. No. 155-A bill to be entitled An Act adopting and
enacting Volume I, Florida Statutes, 1951; correcting, chang-
ing, amending and repealing certain sections therein; and
authorizing the inclusion of general laws of state-wide appli-
cation enacted in 1951 as prima facie evidence of such laws.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 155 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title.
Mr. Melvin moved that Senate Bill No. 155 be placed on
the Calendar without reference, since it is a companion bill
to House Bill No. 238 which was introduced this morning
by the Committee on Statutory Revision and is now on the
Calendar.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Melvin asked unanimous consent of the House to now
consider Senate Bill No. 155.
Without objection, it was so ordered, and Senate Bill No. 155
was taken up.
Mr. Melvin moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 155 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 155 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Melvin moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 155 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 155 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Boyd
.Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Campbell
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Cramer
Darby
David
Dekle
Dukes
Fascell
Floyd



Fuqua
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Henderson
Hendry
Inman
Jacobs
Johnson
Jones
Kirkland
Lancaster



Mathis
McAlpin
McFarland,E.B
McFarlin, J. L.
McKenzie
McLaren
Melvin
Merchant
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Nesmith



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Okell Pittman Simpson Tate
Papy Putnal Smith, Lisle WTurlington
Patton Roberts Smith, M. B. Usina
Payne Rood Smith, S. C. Watson
Pearce Saunders, D.H. Summers Whitlock
Peeples Saunders, S. D. Surles Williams, V. A.
Phillips Shepperd Sweeny
Ayes-75.
Nays-None.
So Senate Bill No. 155 passed, title as stated, and was
ordered certified to the Senate.
RECONSIDERATION
Mr. Rood asked permission to withdraw his motion to re-
consider the vote by which House Bill No. 164 passed.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND READING
H. B. No. 81-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring ultimate
purchasers of agricultural or vegetable seed to give to the
person from whom such seed were purchased notice of the
failure of such seed to be as represented by the information
shown on the label or tag borne on or attached to the con-
tainer of such seed.
-was taken up.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 81 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 81 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 81 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 81 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:

Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Campbell
Chambers
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Cramer
Darby

Nays:
Ayres
Henderson

Ayes-79.

Nays-7.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Griner
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Hendry
Inman
Jacobs
Jernigan
Jones
Kirkland
Lancaster
MacWilliam


Johnson
Melvin



Mathis Roberts
McAlpin Rood
McFarland,E.B. Rowell
McFarlin, J.L. Saunders, D.H.
McKendree Saunders, S. D.
McKenzie Shaffer
McLaren Simpson
Merchant Smith, Claude
Mitts Smith, M. B.
Morgan Smith, S. C.
Murray Sweeny
Nesmith Tapper
Okell Tate
Papy Turlington
Patton Usina
Payne Webb
Pearce Whitlock
Phillips Williams, F.
Pittman Williams, V. A.
Putnal


Smith, Lisle W Surles
Summers



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

Without objection, House Bill No. 20 was temporarily passed.
Without objection, House Bill No. 82 was temporarily passed.



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H. B. No. 8-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
practice of physical therapy; defining and regulating the
practice thereof; prescribing the duties of the State Board
of Medical Examiners under this act; prescribing penalties
for violation of this act; and repealing all laws in conflict
herewith.
-was taken up.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 8 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 8 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Simpson of Jefferson offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 8-
In Section 13, strike out the period and insert the following:
" nor shall this act apply to licensed osteopathic physicians
and surgeons, to chiropractors, to naturopaths or to any other
school of healing licensed by the State of Florida."
Mr. Simpson moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 8-
In Section 8, line 2, of the bill, strike out the words: ", after
due notice and hearing," and insert the following in lieu
thereof: ", after registered notice in writing to the party in
interest shall hold a hearing within thirty (30) days after the
mailing of the said notice,"
Mr. Johnson moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 8-
In Section 14, line 5, of the bill, strike out the words:
"reasonable rules and regulations to carry this act into effect"
and insert the following in lieu thereof: "only those rules
and regulations needed to carry out the mechanics and pro-
cedures to effectuate this act".
Mr. Johnson moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 8-
In Section 16, line 5, of the bill, insert after the words "six"
(6) months," and before the words "in the discretion of the
court.": or both,
Mr. Johnson moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Johnson of Hillsborough offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 8-
In Section 13 of the bill, strike out all of Section Thirteen
(13) and renumber the remaining sections consecutively.
Mr. Johnson moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 8, as amended, be read a third time in full
and placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 8, as amended, was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Ayes:
Akridge Beasley Burnsed Conner
Andrews Belser Burton Cook



Atkinson Boyd Burwell Courtney
Ayres Bronson Campbell Cramer
Bailey Bryant Chambers Darby



April 12, 1951



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David Lancaster Patton Smith, S. C.
Dekle MacWilliam Payne Stewart
Dowda Mathis Pearce Summers
Dukes McAlpin Peeples Surles
Fascell McFarland,E.B. Phillips Sweeny
Floyd McFarlin, J. L. Pittman Tapper
Fuqua McKendree Putnal Tate
Getzen McLaren Roberts Turlington
Griner Melvin Rood Usina
Haley Merchant Rowell Watson
Hammons Mitts Saunders,D.H. Webb
Hathaway Moody Saunders, S. D. Whitlock
Henderson Morgan Shaffer Williams, F.
Hendry Murray Shepperd Williams, V. A.
Jacobs Nesmith Simpson
Johnson Okell Smith, Lisle W
Jones Papy Smith, M. B.
Ayes-85.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, as amended, and was ordered referred to
the Committee on Engrossed Bills.
Mr. Smith of Duval asked unanimous consent to be recorded
as voting "Aye" on House Bill No. 8, as amended.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. McKenzie asked unanimous consent to be recorded as
voting "Aye" on House Bill No. 8, as amended.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
H. B. No. 142-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
45.11 of Florida Statutes 1949 relating to abatement of actions
by death and change of parties.
-was taken up.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 142 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 142 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Watson moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 142 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 142 was read a third time in full.
Pending roll call, further consideration of House Bill No.
142 was temporarily passed.
Without objection, House Bill No. 141 was temporarily
passed.
H. B. No. 143-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring persons
taking or having possession of written statements with respect
to accidents or injuries to furnish copies thereof to the persons
making such statements and prescribing the effect of failure
to furnish copies in accordance with the provisions of this act.
-was taken up.
Mr. Cobb moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 143 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 143 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Cobb moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 143 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 143 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Ayes:
Akridge Atkinson Bailey Boyd



Bryant
Burnsed
Campbell
Chambers
Cobb
Cook
Courtney
Cramer
Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Dukes
Fascell
Floyd
Fuqua
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Nays:
Griner
Ayes-81.
Nays-1.



April 12, 1951



Henderson Morgan Smith, Clauae
Hendry Murray Smith, Lisle W
Inman Nesmith Smith, M. B.
Jacobs Okell Smith, S. C.
Jernigan Papy Stewart
Johnson Patton Summers
Kirkland Payne Surles
Lancaster Pearce Sweeny
MacWilliam Peeples Tate
Mathis Phillips Turlington
McAlpin Pittman Usina
McFarland,E.B.Putnal Watson
McFarlin, J. L. Roberts Webb
McKenzie Rood Whitlock
McLaren Rowell Williams, F.
Melvin Saunders,D.H. Williams, V. A.
Merchant Saunders, S. D.
Mitts Shaffer
Moody Shepperd



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certi-
fied to the Senate.
H. B. No. 178-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to legis-
lative committees: providing that interim committees of either
branch of the legislature may be created; providing that joint
interim committees of both branches of the legislature may be
created; providing powers of such committees; providing that
provisions of Sections 11.08, 11.09, 11.10 and 11.11, Florida
Statutes, relating to subpoena of witnesses, sheriffs costs, false
swearing, pay of witnesses, subpoena duces tecum and expenses
of hearing, shall apply to such interim committees between
sessions of the legislature as well as during sessions thereof.
-was taken up.
Mr. Murray moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 178 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 178 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Murray moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 178 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 178 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Belser
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burwell
Chambers
Cobb
Conner
Cook
Courtney
Cramer
Darby
David
Dekle
Dowda
Ayes---86.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Dukes McFarlin, J. L. Shaffer
Fas jell McKenzie Shepperd
Floyd McLaren Simpson
Fuqua Melvin Smith, Claude
Getzen Merchant Smith, Lisle W
Griner Mitts Smith, M. B.
Haley Moody Smith, S. C.
Hammons Murray Stewart
Hathaway Okell Summers
Henderson Papy Surles
Hendry Patton Sweeny
Inman Payne Tapper
Jacobs Pearce Tate
Jernigan Peeples Turlington
Johnson Phillips Usina
Jones Pittman Watson
Kirkland Putnal Webb
Lancaster Roberts Whitlock
MacWilliam Rood Williams, F.
Mathis Rowell Williams, V. A.
McAlpin Saunders, D.H.
McFarland,E.B Saunders, S. D.



Andrews Ayres Belser Bronson



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Nays-None.











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So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 22-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
102.70, Florida Statutes, providing that candidates for mem-
ber of the House of Representatives of the Florida Legislature
in primary elections shall file their sworn statements with and
pay their filing fees to the Secretary of State.
-was taken up.
Mr. Jernigan moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 22 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 22 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Jernigan moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 22 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 22 was read a third time in full.
Mr. Simpson moved that House Bill No. 22 be indefinitely
postponed.
The motion to indefinitely postpone having been made
after the third reading, the Speaker, under Rule 49, put the
question on the final passage of the bill.



When the vote was taken
22, the result was:
Ayes:
Andrews David
Burwell Dowda
Campbell Fascell
Conner Floyd
Darby Hendry
Nays:



Akridge
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Chambers
Cobb
Courtney
Cramer
Dukes
Ayes-20.
Nays-60.



Fuqua
Getzen
Griner
Haley
Hathaway
Henderson
Jacobs
Johnson
Jones
Kirkland
Lancaster
MacWilliam
Mathis



on the passage of House Bill No.



Jernigan
Nesmith
Okell
Peeples
Putnal

McFarlin, J.L.
McKendree
McLaren
Melvin
Merchant
Mitts
Moody
Morgan
Murray
Patton
Payne
Phillips
Pittman



McAlpin Roberts
McFarland,E.B Rood



Shepperd
Summers
Tapper
Turlington
Usina

Rowell
Saunders, D.H.
Shaffer
Simpson
Smith, Claude
Smith, Lisle W
Smith, M. B.
Smith, S. C.
Surles
Sweeny
Tate
Watson
Webb
Williams, F.
Williams. V. A.



So the bill failed to pass.
Mr. Jones moved that the rules be waived and the House do
now revert to the order of business, Introduction of House
Bills and Joint Resolutions.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS
AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By the Legislative Council Committee-
H. B. No. 249-A bill to be entitled An Act amending sub-
section (10) of Section 236.04, Florida Statutes, relating to
Education, Teachers, Minimum Foundation Program, Instruc-
tional Units and personnel minimum and maximum allowed
or required.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education A.
By the Legislative Council Committee-
H. B. No. 250-A bill to be entitled An Act amending sub-



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section (6) of Section 236.07, Florida Statutes, relating to
Education, Minimum Foundation Program, Determination and
Use of Capital Outlay Funds.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education A.
By the Legislative Council Committee-
H. B. No. 251-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
239.19 and 239.41, Florida Statutes, relating to the granting
of scholarships in the institutions of higher learning by re-
quiring that Senatorial, Representative and General (Lewis)
Scholarships be limited to fields of education in which there
is a shortage of teachers.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education A.
By the Legislative Council Committee-
H. B. No. 252-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the
first paragraph of Section 236.04, Florida Statutes, and re-
peal Subsection (3) of Section 236.04, Florida Statutes relat-
ing to education, schools and instructional units.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education B.
By the Legislative Council Committee-
H. B. No. 253-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sub-
section (1) of Section 236.07, Florida Statutes, relating to
education, minimum foundation program, teachers, instruc-
tional personnel and their rank based upon their educational
attainments.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education B.
By the Legislative Council Committee-
H. B. No. 254-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
25369, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949, as amended by Chapter
26333, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949, Extraordinary Session,
the same being Section 11.21, Florida Statutes, 1949, relating
to membership of the Legislative Council.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By Mr. Jones of Collier-
H. B. No. 255-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
and regulating the employment of children in connection with
the production of motion pictures in this state.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Labor.
Mr. Jones moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 255 be withdrawn from the Committee on Labor and
placed on the Calendar.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 255 was withdrawn from the Committee on Labor
and placed on the Calendar.
Mr. Jones asked unanimous consent of the House to now
consider House Bill No. 255.
Without objection, it was so ordered, and House Bill No.
255 was taken up.
Mr. Jones moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 255 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 255 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Okell moved that the rules be waived and the time of
adjournment be extended until after final disposition of
House Bill No. 255.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was
so ordered.

Mr. Jones moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 255 be read a third time in full and placed



upon its passage.



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The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 255 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Ayes:
Akridge Fascell McKendree Saunders, S. D.
Andrews Floyd McKenzie Shaffer
Atkinson Fuqua McLaren Shepperd
Bailey Getzen Melvin Simpson
Beasley Griner Merchant Smith, Claude
Belser Haley Mitts Smith, Lisle W.
Boyd Hammons Moody Smith, M. B.
Bronson Hathaway Morgan Smith, S. C.
Bryant Henderson Murray Stewart
Burnsed Hendry Nesmith Summers
Burwell Inman Okell Surles
Campbell Jacobs Papy Sweeny
Chambers Jernigan Patton rapper
Cobb Johnson Payne Tate
Conner Jones Peeples Usina
Courtney Kirkland Phillips Watson
Cramer Lancaster Pittman Webb
Darby MacWilliam Putnal Whitlock
David Mathis Roberts Williams, F.
Dekle McAlpin Rood Williams, V. A.
Dowda McFarland,E.B.Rowell
Dukes McFarlin, J. L. Saunders, D.H.
Ayes-86.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Jones moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 255 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 255 was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
Mr. Okell moved that the rules be waived and the time for
adjournment be extended until after announcements and the
introduction of distinguished guests.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
Mr. Haley introduced the Honorable Jerry Collins of Sara-
sota, former Member of the House.
Mr. Conner introduced the Honorable Don Fuqua of Cal-
houn, President of the Florida Association of the Future Farm-
ers of America.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 11, 1951
Mr. Burnsed of Baker, Chairman of the Committee on
Judiciary C, reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bills and recommends they pass:
H. B. No. 77-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
317.20 and repealing Section 860.01, Florida Statutes, relating
to driving while intoxicated or under the influence of intoxi-
cating liquor or narcotic drugs.
H. B. No. Ill-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the
closing of public schools and all public offices on Memorial
Day, the Thirtieth day of May of each year.
H. B. No. 169-A bill to be entitled An Act making it un-
lawful to print or otherwise produce wall charts, tip sheets,
scratch sheets, bookmaking tickets or other items in further-
ance of illegal gambling or to transport, sell or possess the
same; and providing penalties.
And House Bills Nos. 77, 111 and 169, contained in the
above report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second
Reading.
April 12, 1951
Mr. Beasley of Walton, Chairman of the Committee on



Constitutional Amendments, reports that the Committee has
carefully considered the following House Joint Resolution and
recommends it pass:



April 12, 1951



H. J. R. No. 9-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN
AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2, ARTICLE III, CONSTITU-
TION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, RELATING TO REGU-
LAR AND EXTRA SESSIONS OF THE LEGISLATURE, BY
ADDING TO SAID SECTION A PROVISION FOR THE CON-
VENING OF THE LEGISLATURE INTO EXTRA SESSION
BY THE MEMBERS THEREOF.
And House Joint Resolution No. 9, contained in the above
report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second
Reading.
April 11, 1951
Mr. Fuqua of Manatee, Chairman of the Committee on
County Officials and County Organizations, reports that the
Committee has carefully considered the following bill and
recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 210-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
125.08, Florida Statutes, 1949, relating to advertisement of
competitive bidding on contracts of boards of County Com-
missioners of the several counties of the State of Florida.
And House Bill No. 210, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 12, 1951
Mr. MacWilliam of Indian River, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Public Amusements, reports that the Committee has
carefully considered the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 162-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to harness
racing and ratifying any permit, heretofore issued by Florida
State Racing Commission subsequent to June 1, 1946. for
harness racing in any county of the state where no running
horse tracks or dog tracks are located and established; valid-
ating any such racing permits issued for such purposes in
effected counties and extending the time in which the holders
of any ratified permits may construct a race track; fixing the
season and time for conducting such racing and the commis-
sion payable to any licensee from a pari-mutuel pool on horse
races in harness with sulky and providing that in all respects
Chapter 550, Laws of Florida 1949, as amended, be applicable
thereto except the provisions thereof inconsistent with the
provisions of this Act.
And House Bill No. 162, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 12, 1951
Mr. Dowda of Putnam, Chairman of the Committee on
Workmen's Compensation, reports that the Committee has
carefully considered the following bill and recommends that
it pass as amended:
H. B. No. 117-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
440.39, Florida Statutes 1949, relating to the payment of work-
men's compensation benefits where the employee is injured
or killed by the negligence or wrongful act of a third party
tort-feasor and actions at law and other remedies against
such third parties.
Which amendments read as follows:
Amendment No. 1-In Section 1(3) of the bill, strike out
the last sentence and insert the following:
Notice of suit being filed and notice of payment of com-
pensation carrier and upon all parties to the suit, or their
attorneys of record.
Amendment No. 2-In Section 1(5) of the bill, strike out
the entire subsection (5) and insert the following in lieu
thereof:
In all cases under subsection 4 of this section involving
third party tort-feasors, where compensation benefits under
this law are paid, settlement either before or after suit is
instituted shall not be made except upon agreement of the
injured employee or his dependents and the employer or his
insurance carrier, as the case may be.
And House Bill No. 117, contained in the above report,
together with Committee amendments thereto, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 12, 1951



Mr. Stewart of Hendry, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, reports that the Committee has care-
fully considered the following bill and recommends it pass:



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H. B. No. 17-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
208.06, and 208.24, Florida Statutes, by providing for a deduc-
tion of the amount of gasoline tax shown to be due on monthly
gasoline tax reports to the Comptroller on account of services
and expenses in complying with the provisions of said Chapter
208, and fixing the date on which such reports shall be made
and for other purposes.
And House Bill No. 17, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 12, 1951
Mr. Okell of Dade, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
A, reports that the Committee has carefully considered the
following bills and recommends they pass:
H. B. No. 167-A bill to be entitled An Act suspending li-
censes issued by the State Beverage Department and the State
Hotel Commission for places that have been deprived of
communication facilities by operation of the laws prohibiting
bookmaking or other gambling or by operation of any rule
of the Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission during
the time the communication facilities are denied such places;
requiring the Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission
to notify the State Beverage Department and the State Hotel
Commission of the termination of communication facilities.
H. B. No. 179-A bill to be entitled An Act amending sub-
section 1 of Section 26.071 of Florida Statutes, relating to
an additional circuit judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of
Florida by increasing the number of judges thereof; and re-
quiring that one of said judges shall come from Pasco County;
and providing for the appointment of an additional judge.
And House Bills Nos. 167 and 179, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second
Reading.
April 12, 1951
Mr. Burton of Brevard, Chairman of the Committee on
Cities and Towns, reports that the Committee has carefully
considered the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 88-A bill to be entitled An Act to Confer Ad-
ditional Powers Upon Municipalities in the State of Florida
in Relation to the Collection, Treatment and Disposal of
Sewage, Including Industrial Wastes; to Authorize and Em-
power Any Such Municipality to Construct, Improve, Extend,
Enlarge, Reconstruct, Maintain, Equip, Repair and Operate
Sanitary Sewers and Sewage Disposal Systems; to Authorize
the Levy of Special Assessments Upon Property Benefited by
the Construction or Reconstruction of Such Sanitary Sewers;
to Provide for Paying the Whole or a Part of the Cost of a
Sewage Disposal System or Systems, of Extensions and Ad-
ditions Thereto, and of Sanitary Sewers, by the Issuance of
Either (1) General Obligation Bonds of Such Municipality
Payable from Ad Valorem Taxes or from Ad Valorem Taxes
and the Proceeds of Sewer Service Charges or Special As-
sessments or Both, or (2) Sewer Revenue Bonds or Such
Municipality Payable Solely from Sewer Service Charges or
From Sewer Service Charges and Special Assessments; to
Provide for the Levy of a Sufficient Ad Valorem Tax for the
Payment of General Obligation Bonds; to Provide for the
Imposition and Collection of Charges for Making Connections
with the Sewer System of Such Municipality, for the Im-
position and Collection of Rates, Fees and Charges for the
Use of the Services and Facilities of Such Sewage Disposal
System or Systems, for the Imposition and Collection of Rates,
Fees and Charges for the Use of the Services and Facilities
of such Sanitary Sewers, and for the application of such
Revenues; to Authorize and Empower Any Such Municipality
to Require Connections With Sanitary Sewers Served or Which
May Be Served by any Sewage Disposal System; to Grant to
Any Such Municipality Power to Acquire Necessary Real and
Personal Property and to Exercise the Right of Eminent
Domain; to Give the Consent of the State of Florida to the
Use of All State Lands Lying Under Water Which are Neces-
sary for the Accomplishment of the Purposes of This Act;
"to Exempt from Taxes and Aesessments the Sewage Disposal
System of any Such Municipality; to Authorize Municipalities
Accept Grants and Contributions in Aid of the Purposes of
This Act; to Authorize the Pledge of Surplus Water Revenues;
to Authorize the Issuance of Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds;



to Authorize the Combination of the Water and Sewer Systems
of Any Such Municipality for Financing Purposes and the
Issuance of Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds; and to Prescribe



April 12, 1951



Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 1:08 P.M. the House stood
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the Powers and duties of Municipalities in Connection with
the Foregoing and the Rights and Remedies of the Holders of
Any Bonds Issued Pursuant to the Provisions of This Act.
And House Bill No. 88, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 12, 1951
Mr. Burton of Brevard, Chairman of the Committee on
Cities and Towns, reports that the Committee has carefully
considered the following bill and recommends that it pass as
amended:
H. B. No. 89-A bill to be entitled An Act Providing for the
Financing by Counties and Municipalities in the State of
Florida of Certain Self-Liquidating Projects Without the In-
curring of Indebtedness or the Levy of Taxes; Providing for
the Purchase, Construction, Improvement, Extension, Better-
ment, Repair, Operation and Maintenance of Bridges, Cause-
ways and Tunnels by Counties and Waterworks Systems.
Bridges, Causeways, Tunnels, Harbor and Port Facilities
and Parking Facilities by Municipalities, Authorizing the
Issuance of Revenue Bonds, Payable Solely from Revenues,
to Pay the Cost of Such Projects, Providing that no Debt of
Any Such County or Municipality Shall be Incurred in
the Exercise of Any of the Powers Granted by This Act,
and That no County or Municipality Shall Have the Power
to Levy Taxes for the Payment of Such Revenue Bonds;
Providing for the Collection of Rates, Fees, Rentals and
Tolls for the Payment of Such Revenue Bonds and for
the Cost of Maintenance, Repair and Operation of Such
Projects; Providing for the Execution of Trust Agreements
to Secure the Payment of Such Revenue Bonds Without
Mortgaging or Encumbering Any Such Projects; Authorizing
the Issuance of Revenue Refunding Bonds; and Prescribing
the Powers and Duties of Counties and Municipalities in Con-
nection with the Foregoing and the Rights and Remedies of
the Holders of Any Bonds Issued Pursuant to the Provisions
of This Act.
Which amendment reads as follows:
Amendment No. 1-
At the end of paragraph (d) of Section 3, of the bill. add
the following:
"provided, however, nothing contained in this paragraph
shall authorize the acquisition by eminent domain of any
lands or rights owned or held by public utility or trans-
portation companies;"
And House Bill No. 89, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee amendment thereto, was placed on the
Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 11, 1951
Mr. Fuqua of Manatee, Chairman of the Committee on
County Officials & County Organizations, reports that the
Committee has carefully considered the following bill and
recommends that it pass as amended:
S. B. No. 20-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to issuance
of bonds by the several boards of county commissioners of the
state for the purposes of constructing county public hospitals;
amending Sections 155.04 and 155.14, Florida Statutes, by
increasing the time within which such bonds shall be payable
and removing the limitation of the cost of any such county
hospital as now provided by Section 155.14.
Which amendment reads as follows:
Amendment No. 1-
In Section 1, line 13, of the bill, after the word "county"
add the following words: "who are freeholders".
Amendment No. 2-
In Section 1, line 37, of the bill, after the word "majority"
add the following words: "of the freeholders who are qualified
electors shall participate in said election and a majority"
And Senate Bill No. 20. contained in the above report,
together with Committee amendments thereto, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.












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Friday, April 13, 1951



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



The roll was taken and
corded present:
Mr. Speaker David
Akridge Dekle
Andrews Dowda
Atkinson Dukes
Ayres Duncan
Bailey Fascell
Beasley Floyd
Belser Fuqua
Bollinger Getzen
Boyd Griner
Bronson Haley
Bryant Hammons
Burnsed Hathaway
Btrwell Henderson
Campbell Hendry
Carlton Inman
Chambers Jacobs
Cobb Jernigan
Conner Johnson
Cook Kirkland
Courtney Lanfcaster
Cramer MacWilliam
Darby Mathis
Excused: Mr. Burton.
A quorum present.



the following members were re-

McAlpin Saunders, D.H.
McFarland,E.B.Saqunders, S. D.
McFarlin, J. L. Shaffer
McKendree Shepperd
McKenzie Simpson
McLaren Smith, Lisle W.
Melvin Smith, M. B.
Merchant Smith, S. C.
Mitts Stewart
Moody Summers
Morgan Surles
Murray Sweeny
Nesmith Tapper
Papy Tate
Patton Turlington
Payne Usina
Pearce Watson
Phillips Webb
Pittman Whitlock
Putnal Williams, F.
Roberts Williams, V. A.
Rood
Rowell



Prayer was offered by Representative
Beach.



Bollinger of Palm



CORRECTIONS OF THE JOURNAL

The Journal for Thursday, April 12, was ordered corrected
and as corrected was approved.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Speaker announced that pursuant to the provisions of
House Resolution No. 13, he has appointed the following com-
mittee: Messrs. Haley of Sarasota, Chairman; Dekle of Taylor,
Vice Chairman; McFarlin of Jackson; Bollinger of Palm Beach;
and Morgan of Duval.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By the Committee on Legislative Expense-
H. R. NO. 15-A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COM-
MITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE EXPENSE OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES TO CONTRACT FOR THE USE OF A
NEW ROLL CALL MACHINE ON A REPLACEMENT AND
RENTAL BASIS AND FOR THE USE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC
EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY FOR ENROLLING BILLS
AND RESOLUTIONS, ON A RENTAL BASIS, AND AUTHOR-
IZING PAYMENT FOR SAME.
WHEREAS, It is necessary and desirable to replace the roll
call machine in use in the House of Representatives, and
WHEREAS, It has been found desirable and economical to
install photographic equipment and machines for enrolling
bills, resolutions, etc., NOW THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the committee on legislative expense of the House of
Representatives is hereby authorized to execute contracts, for
the replacement of the old roll call machine with a new ma-
chine, with the State and International Roll Call Corporation
of Richmond, Virginia, on a replacement and rental basis. and



to execute a contract, for the rental of photographic equipment
and machines for enrolling bills and resolutions, with the
Haloid Company of Rochester, New York and the comptroller
is hereby authorized to make payments according to the term
of said contracts, from appropriations for legislative expense,
under authority of section 11.12, Florida Statutes, upon requi-
sitions signed by the chairman of said committee and the
Speaker of the House.
-which was read in full.
Mr. Henderson moved the adoption of House Resolution No.
15.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 15
was adopted.
Mr. Jones asked to be recorded present.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE MEMORIALS
By Mr. Rowell of Martin-
H. M. No. 6-A Memorial to the Congress of the United
States urging the enactment of appropriate legislation that
will provide for the imposition of the death penalty upon
persons convicted of gathering or delivering defense informa-
tion to aid a foreign government, whether such offense be
committed in time of war or otherwise.

-which was read the first time by title.
Mr. Rowell moved that the rules be waived and House
Memorial No. 6 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Memorial No. 6 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Rowell moved that the rules be further waived and
House Memorial No. 6 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its adoption.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Memorial No. 6 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
the result was:
Ayes:



Akridge
Andrews
Atkinson
Ayres
Bailey
Beasley
Belser
Bollinger
Boyd
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burwell
Campbell
Chambers
Conner
Courtney
Cramer
David
Dekle
Dowda
Ayes-81.



Dukes
Duncan
Fascell
Fuqua
Getzen
Griner
Haley
Hammons
Hathaway
Henderson
Hendry
Inman
Jernigan
Johnson
Jones
Kirkland
Lancaster
MacWilliam
Mathis



on the adoption of the memorial



McFarlin, J. L.
McKendree
McKenzie
McLaren
Melvin
Merchant
Mitts
Morgan
Murray
Nesmith
Papy
Patton
Payne
Pearce
Phillips
Pittman
Putnal
Roberts
Rood



Saunders, S. D.
Shaffer
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, Lisle W.
Smith, M. B.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart
Summers
Surles
Tate
Turlington
Usina
Watson
Webb
Whitlock
Williams, F.
Williams, V. A.



McAlpin Rowell
McFarland,E.B. Saunders, D.H.



Nays-None.
So House Memorial No. 6 was adopted and was ordered
certified to the Senate.



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Mr. Okell asked unanimous consent to be recorded as voting
"Aye" on House Memorial No. 6.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Floyd asked unanimous consent to be recorded as
voting "Aye" on House Memorial No. 6.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Carlton asked unanimous consent to be recorded as
voting "Aye" on House Memorial No. 6.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Tapper asked unanimous consent to be recorded as
voting "Aye" on House Memorial No. 6.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS
AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By the Legislative Council Committee-
H. J. R. No. 256-A joint resolution proposing an amend-
ment to Section 10 of Article XII of the state constitution
relating to special tax school districts; by abolishing the office
of school district trustee and providing that the members of
the county boards of public instruction shall be vested with
all the powers and duties of trustees.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That the following amendment to section 10
of Article XII of the State Constitution shall be submitted
to the qualified electors of the state for adoption or rejection
at the general election to be held in November, 1952:
Section 10. County school districts; board members; tax.-
The legislature may provide for the division of any county
or counties into convenient school districts; and for the levy
and collection of a district school tax, for the exclusive use
of public free schools within the district, whenever a majority
of the qualified electors thereof that pay a tax on real, or
personal property shall vote in favor of such levy; provided,
that any tax authorized by this section shall not exceed
ten (10) mills on the dollar in any one (1) year on the taxable
property of the district. The office of special tax school district
trustee is abolished and the members of the county boards
of public instruction shall have supervision of all the schools
within the districts and shall exercise and perform all powers
and duties formerly vested in school district trustees.

-which was read the first time in full and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By the Legislative Council Committee-
H. J. R. No. 257-A joint resolution proposing an amend-
ment to Section 7 of Article X of the State Constitution
exempting homesteads from taxation by providing that such
homesteads shall not be exempt from taxes for school purposes.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That the following amendment to section 7,
Article X of the State Constitution be submitted to the quali-
fied electors of the State of Florida for adoption or rejection
at the general election to be held in November, 1952:
SECTION 7. Exemption of homestead from taxation.-
Every person who has the legal title or beneficial title in
equity to real property in this state and who resides thereon
and in good faith makes the same his or her permanent home,
or the permanent home of another or others legally or natural-
ly dependent upon said person, shall be entitled for the year
1953 and thereafter to an exemption from all taxation up to
the assessed valuation of Five Thousand Dollars on the said
home and contiguous real property, as defined in Article X,
Section 1, of the Constitution, except for county school or
special tax school district taxes; and except for assessments
for special benefits. Said title may be held by the entireties,
jointly, or in common with others, and said exemption may
be apportioned among such of the owners as shall reside



thereon, as their respective interests shall appear, but no
such exemption of more than Five Thousand Dollars shall



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By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 262-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
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be allowed to any one person or any one dwelling house, nor
shall the amount of the exemption allowed any person exceed
the proportionate assessed valuation based on the interest
owned by such person. The Legislature may prescribe ap-
propriate and reasonable laws regulating the manner of
establishing the right to said exemption.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By the Legislative Council Committee-
H. J. R. No. 258-A joint resolution proposing an amend-
ment to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of Florida
by adding a new section relative to education, financing the
school program, pledging capital outlay funds and issuing
revenue certificates and bonds, restricting reduction of capital
outlay funds, retirement of certificates or bonds.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:

That the following amendment to article XII of the con-
stitution of the state of Florida by adding thereto an addi-
tional section to be numbered by the secretary of state; 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 general election to be held in November 1952 as follows:
Section ..... Future capital outlay funds may be pledged for
a period of twenty years for the retirement of local revenue
certificates or bonds subject to approval by a majority vote
of a majority of the freeholders who are qualified electors in
the area affected, in an election called for that purpose only.
The legislature shall in no year reduce the capital outlay allot-
ments per instructional unit by more than 33 1/3 per cent
under the amount provided at the time this amendment
becomes effective, unless it shall be made to appear that fur-
ther reduction will not impair the obligation of any bond or
contract entered into under the authority hereof. Irrespective
of the amounts pledged no certificate or bondholder shall be
entitled to require that more than 66 2/3 per cent of a county's
capital outlay funds each year be used for the retirement of
such certificates or bonds. The legislature may pass such laws
as are necessary for carrying out the purpose and intent of
this section.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 259-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 253.12, Florida Statutes, relating to the title to sover-
eignty tidal lands in the State of Florida, vesting title thereof
in the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of Florida
validating certain acts of the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund in relation to such lands and repealing
certain laws.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Lands.
By Messrs. Courtney and Mathis of Bay, and Webb of
Washington-
H. B. No. 260-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare,
designate and establish certain State Roads.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. Smith of Polk-
H. B. No. 261-A bill to be entitled An Act to extend the
time within which certain registrants who had commenced
their preparation for the State Bar. examination for admis-
sion to practice law before the adoption of amendment to
Rule I by the Supreme Court on December 9, 1941, relative
to admission of attorneys to the practice of law.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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incorporating a special tax district in Volusia County, Florida,
to be known as the 'Halifax Hospital District', fixing and pre-
scribing the boundaries of said district; providing for the gov-
erning and administration of the same; providing and de-
fining the powers and purposes of said district and of the
Board of Commissioners thereof; authorizing and empower-
ing such board to establish, contract, operate and maintain
such hospital or hospitals as may be established and construct-
ed by said board in said district; authorizing and providing for
the issuance and sale of bonds of said district; authorizing and
empowering such board to borrow money on the note or notes of
said district; authorizing the providing for the levy and collec-
tion of taxes for the payment of the said bonds and the interest
thereon, and authorizing and providing for the levy and col-
lection of additional taxes for the repair and maintenance
of said hospital or hospitals; authorizing and providing gen-
rally the powers and duties of said board on its behalf" as
amended, by adding thereto Section Fourteen-A (14-A),
authorizing the Board of Commissioners of said district to
build an addition to said hospital, to be known as a psychiatric
unit and to levy against the taxable property within said
district a tax not to exceed 1.5 mills on the dollar for one
year only, to be collected and paid into the district building
fund and used for the construction of said psychiatric unit,
and reducing the authority of said Board of Commissioners
of said district to levy an annual tax of four mills for the
maintenance, operation and repair of said hospital, by the
amount of millage levied for said psychiatric unit during the
year said levy for said psychiatric unit is made, and to
authorize said Board of Commissioners of said district to
transfer any surplus or other unobligated funds or assets into
said building fund for the construction of said psychiatric
unit, and to authorize said Board of Commissioners to borrow,
in the course of current governmental budgetary operations,
money not to exceed the sum of $86,000.00 for a period of
time not to exceed one year, and to issue building fund notes,
payable within a year solely from said building fund, and pro-
viding that the holder or holders of said building fund notes
shall have no right, remedy or lien to collect the same or the
unpaid balance thereof from the taxpayers of said district
or said Board of Commissioners, and providing that said act
shall take effect immediately upon its becoming a law.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
262.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.

By Messrs. Watson and Mitts of Lee, Smith of DeSoto and
Chambers of Hardee-
H. B. No. 263-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chapter
839, Florida Statutes, by adding thereto a new section to be
designated as Section 839.091 relating to purchases of supplies,
goods and materials by state, county, and municipal officers,
and boards and commissions either from themselves or from
firms or corporations in which they are interested and exempt-
ing certain acts from penalties.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.

By Messrs. Whitlock and Turlington of Alachua-
H. B. No. 264-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
467.14, Florida Statutes. 1949, providing authority to suspend
an architect's registration certificate and current renewal there-
of; providing for suspension or revocation of architects registra-
tion certificate and current renewal thereof for a dishonest
practice or practices; providing for suspension or revocation of
architect's registration certificate and current renewal thereof
for improper use of architectural seal or name as an architect;
providing for the issuance of subpoenas to witnesses before the
board or any member thereof; providing for the reissuance or
reinstatement of the architect's registration certificate and



current renewal thereof; repealing all laws in conflict here-
with; and providing when said Act shall take effect.

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



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By Messrs. Watson and Mitts of Lee, Merchant of Madison,
Chambers of Hardee, Courtney of Bay and Belser of Holmes-
H. B. No. 265-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (2) of Section 317.20, Florida Statutes, relating to
penalty for driving while under the influence of intoxicating
liquor or narcotic drugs.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Morgan of Duval-
H. B. No. 266-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
temporary hospitalization and confinement of persons sub-
ject to proceedings of determination of mental capacity as
provided by Sections 394.20 and 394.21, Florida Statutes in
counties having a population in excess of 300,000 according
to the last official census; and providing for procedure and
payment of costs in such proceedings.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
Mr. Morgan moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 266 be withdrawn from the Committee on Census &
Apportionment and placed on the Calendar.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 266 was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on
Census & Apportionment and placed on the Calendar.
By Mr. Bronson of Osceola-
H. B. No. 267-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
recording of marks and brands of cattle and providing for
the dividing of- counties in this state into one or more cattle
districts, such division to be made by the Board of County
Commissioners of each county, at their discretion; providing
that in those counties where a majority of the cattle owners
petition the County Commissioners of each county in the
State for a division of the county into one or more cattle
districts, such petition shall be granted; providing for the
inspection of marks and brands of live or slaughtered cattle;
placing the inspection and protection of cattle in the State
of Florida under the jurisdiction of the State Live Stock
Sanitary Board; prescribing the duties and powers of the
State Live Stock Sanitary Board in relation thereto; pro-
viding for the appointment of a supervisor of marks and
brands, and defining his powers and duties, and providing
for his compensation, place of office or offices, and for the
appointment of such other labor, agents and representatives
as said State Live Stock Sanitary Board may determine;
providing for the appointment of inspectors of marks and
brands, their term of office, compensation, powers and duties;
providing remedies and penalties for the enforcement and
violation hereof, and repealing Chapter 534, Florida Statutes;
and all laws in conflict herewith.

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

By Mr. Watson of Lee-

H. B. No. 268-A bill to be entitled An Act creating and
establishing a fire control district on San Carlos and Estero
Islands, which are parts of and located in Lee County, Florida,
providing for the creation and appointment of a fire control
board, defining its duties, powers and authority, providing for
the raising of funds within such district by taxation on all the
property within such districts and the method of levying,
collecting and disbursing such funds, and providing for a
referendum.

The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Atkinson and Hen-
derson of Leon, Bailey of Calhoun, Belser of Holmes, Bollin-
ger of Palm Beach, Boyd and Duncan of Lake, Bronson of
Osceola, Burnsed of Baker, Burton of Brevard, Burwell and



David of Broward, Campbell of Okaloosa, Chambers of Har-
dee, Cobb of Volusia, Conner of Bradford, Cook of Flagler,
Courtney and Mathis of Bay, Darby and Jernigan of Es-
cambia, Dekle of Taylor, Dowda of Putnam, Dukes and Mc-
Farlin of Jackson, Hammons of Columbia, Hathaway of