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Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
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Title: Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
Alternate Title: Journal of the House of Representatives, State of Florida
Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida of the session of ..
Physical Description: v. : ; 23-32 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Legislature. -- House of Representatives
Publisher: State Printer
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Creation Date: April 1957
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Subjects / Keywords: Legislative journals -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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General Note: Description based on: 1907.
Funding: Digitized for the Florida House of Representatives, the Office of the Clerk.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Florida House of Representatives. African American History Collections at the Office of the Clerk.
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 Related Items
Preceded by: Journal of proceedings of the House of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Florida
Succeeded by: Journal of the Florida House of Representatives

Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Title
    Members of the House of Representatives Thirty-Sixth Regular Session
        Page i
        Page ii
    April 1957
        Tuesday, April 2
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        Wednesday, April 3
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        Friday, April 5
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        Monday, April 8
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        Friday, April 12
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        Monday, April 15
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        Tuesday, April 16
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        Wednesday, April 17
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        Thursday, April 18
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        Monday, April 22
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        Tuesday, April 23
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        Wednesday, April 24
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        Friday, April 26
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        Monday, April 29
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        Tuesday, April 30
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    May 1957
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Full Text





Journal



of the



House of Representatives



State of Florida



Thirty-sixth



Regular Session



April 2nd to June 8th



1957



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MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



REGULAR SESSION 1957



Alachua-Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville
Alachua-J. Emory (Red) Cross, Gainesville
Baker-John J. Crews, Jr., Macclenny
Bay-Dempsey J. Barron, Panama City
Bay-William E. Harris, Panama City
Bradford-Doyle E. Conner, Starke
Brevard-Richard B. Muldrew, Melbourne
S Broward-Andrew J. (Jack) Musselman, Jr.,
Pompano Beach
S Broward-A. J. Ryan, Jr., Dania
Calhoun-Edwin H. Peters, Blountstown
"Charlotte-John M. Hathaway, Punta Gorda
Citrus-Allison R. Strickland, Inverness
Clay-S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Middleburg
"Collier-James Lorenzo Walker, Naples
Columbia-B. D. (Georgia Boy) Williams, Lake City
Dade-George L. Hollahan, Jr., South Miami
Dade-John B. Orr, Jr., Miami
Dade-W., C. (Cliff) Herrell, Miami Springs
DeSoto-S. C. Smith, Arcadia
Dixie-Hal Chaires, Oldtown
Duval-John E. Mathews, Jr., Jacksonville
Duval-Harry W. Westberry, Jacksonville
Duval-William H. (Bill) Maness, Jacksonville
Escambia-J. B. Hopkins, Pensacola
Escambia-George Stone, Atmore, Ala.
Flagler-W. L. Wadsworth, Bunnell
Franklin-Mrs. Bryant Patton, Apalachicola
Gadsden-W. M. Inman, Quincy
Gadsden-C. Fred Arrington, Havana
Gilchrist-Howell Lancaster, Trenton
Glades-Joe H. Peeples, Jr., Moore Haven
Gulf-Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Port St. Joe
Hamnilton-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs
) Hardee-G. W. (Dick) Williams, Wauchula
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston
Hernando-John L. Ayers, Brooksville
Highlands-Howard Livingston, Sebring
Hillsborough-James S. Moody, Plant City
Hillsborough-Robert T. Mann, Tampa
Hillsborough-Sam M. Gibbons, Tampa
Holmes-Wayne O. Manning, Ponce de Leon
Indian River-L. B. (Buck) Vocelle, Vero Beach
Jackson-J. Troy Peacock, Marianna
Jackson-John S. Shipp, Jr., Marianna
Jefferson-George H. Anderson, Monticello
Lafayette-Homer T. Putnal, Mayo
Lake-Welborn Daniel, Clermont
Lake-C. E. Duncan, Tavares



Lee-Walter O. Sheppard, Fort Myers
Leon-Mallory E. Home, Tallahassee
Leon-Richard O. (Dick) Mitchell, Tallahassee
Levy-Frank Marshburn, Bronson
Liberty-J. S. Alexander, Bristol
Madison-Otis R. Peavy, Madison
Manatee-William C. Grimes, Palmetto
Manatee-J. E. Pratt, Bradenton
Marion-William G. O'Neill, Ocala
Marion-William V. Chappell, Jr., Ocala
Martin-Marvin H. Rowell, Stuart
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West
Monroe-J. Y. Porter, Key West
Nassau-T. H. (Tommy) Askins, Fernandina Beach
Okaloosa-Charles D. Stewart, Ft. Walton Beach
,Okaloosa-James H. (Jimmy) Wise, Crestview
Okeechobee-Nathan Zelmenovitz, Okeechobee
Orange-Henry W. Land, Apopka
Orange-John A. Sutton, Orlando
Osceola-J. J. Griffin, Jr., St. Cloud
Palm Beach-Ralph J. Blank, Jr., West Palm Beach
Palm Beach-Emmett S. Roberts, Belle Glade
Pasco-J. R. A. Williams, Dade City
Pinellas-Fred C. Petersen, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-Thomas M. Carney, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-B. E. Shaffer, Clearwater
Polk-Roy Surles, Lakeland
Polk-Ray Mattox, Winter Haven
Polk-Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., Frostproof
Putnam-James N. (Gator) Beck, Palatka
St. Johns-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine
St. Johns-Nathan I. (Sonny) Weinstein, St. Augustine
St. Lucie-Rupert Jasen Smith, Ft. Pierce
Santa Rosa-Morrison Kimbrough, Milton
Sarasota-George E. Youngberg, Sr., Venice
Sarasota-Henry S. Bartholomew, Sarasota
Seminole-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford
Seminole-Gordon J. Frederick, Sanford
Sumter-E. C. Rowell, Webster
Suwannee-Houston W. Roberts, Live Oak
Taylor-O. W. Jones, Perry
Union-C. A. Roberts, Lake Butler
Volusia-Frederick B. Karl, Daytona Beach
Volusia-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
Wakulla-Bobby Russ, Crawfordville
Walton-Thos. D. (Tom) Beasley, DeFuniak Springs
Washington-Sam Mitchell, Vernon





























OFFICERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

REGULAR SESSION 1957

Speaker-Doyle E. Conner
Speaker Pro Tempore-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr.
Chief Clerk-Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe
Sergeant-at-Arms-Amos H. Davis














JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Tuesday, April 2, 1957


Beginning of the thirty-sixth 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 2, 1957, being the
day fixed by the Constitution for the meeting of the Legislature. The House was called to order at 11:00 A.M. by the
Honorable Roy Surles, Representative from Polk County.
The certified list of the Secretary of State of Members elected GILCHRIST
to the House of Representatives, Florida Legislature, for the -Howell Lancaster, Trenton
session of 1957, was read as follows: GLADES
STATE OF FLORIDA GULJoe H. Peeples, Jr., Moore Haven
STATE OF FLORIDA GULF
OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE HAMILTON -Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Port St. Joe
I, R. A. GRAY, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do -J. W. McAlpin, White Springs
hereby certify that the following Members of the House of HARDEE
Representatives were elected at the General Election held on G. W. (Dick) Williams, Wauchula
the 6th day of November, A. D., 1956, as shown by the election HENDRY
returns on file in this office: -Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston
ALACHUA HERNANDO
Group No. 1-Ralph Turlington, Gainesville -John L. Ayers, Brooksville
Group No. 2-J. Emory "Red" Cross, Gainesville HIGHLANDS
BAKER -Howard Livingston, Sebring
--John J. Crews, Jr., Macclenny HILLSBOROUGH
BAY Group No. 1--James S. Moody, Plant City
Group No. 1-Dempsey J. Barron, Panama City Group No. 2-Robert T. Mann, Tampa
Group No. 2-William E. Harris, Panama City Group No. 3-Sam M. Gibbons, Tampa
BRADFORD HOLMES
BR RD -Doyle E. Conner, Starke H -Wayne O. Manning, Ponce de Leon
BREVARD
"-Richard B. Muldrew, Melbourne INDIAN RIVER
BROWARD -L. B. "Buck" Vocelle, Vero Beach
Group No. 1-Andrew J. (Jack) Musselman, Jr., Pompano JACKSON
Beach Group No. 1-J. Troy Peacock, Marianna
Group No. 2-A. J. Ryan, Jr., Dania Group No. 2-John S. Shipp, Jr., Marianna
CALHOUN
S -Edwin H. Peters, Blountstown JEFFERSON George H. Anderson, Monticello
CHARLOTTE -George H. Anderson, Monticello
-John M. Hathaway, Punta Gorda LAFAYETTE
CITRUS -Homer T. Putnal, Mayo
C-Allison R. Strickland, Inverness LAKE
CLAY Group No. 1-Welborn Daniel, Clermont
-S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Middleburg Group No. 2-C. E. Duncan, Tavares
COLLIER
-James Lorenzo Walker, Naples LEE
COLUMBIA -Walter O. Sheppard, Fort Myers
-B. D. (Georgia Boy) Williams, Lake City LEON
DADE Group No. 1-Mallory E. Home, Tallahassee
Group No. 1-George L. Hollahan, Jr., South Miami Group No. 2-Richard O. (Dick) Mitchell, Tallahassee
Group No. 2--John B. Orr, Jr., Miami
Group No. 3-W. C. (Cliff) Herrell, Miami Springs LEVY
-Frank Marshburn, Bronson
DESOTO LIBERTY
-S. C. Smith, Arcadia -J. S. Alexander, Bristol
DIXIE MADISON
-Hal Chaires, Old Town -Otis R. Peavy, Madison
DUVAL MANATEE
Group No. 1-John E. Mathews, Jr., Jacksonville Group No. 1-William C. Grimes, Palmetto
Group No. 2-Harry Westberry, Jacksonville Group No. 2-J. E. Pratt, Bradenton
Group No. 3-William H. (Bill) Maness, Jacksonville MARION
ESCAMBIA Group No. 1-William G. O'Neill, Ocala
Group No. 1--J. B. Hopkins, Pensacola Group No. 2-William V. Chappell, Jr., Ocala
Group No. 2-George Stone, Star Rt., Atmore, Ala.
MARTIN
FLAGLER ---Marvin H. Rowell, Stuart
-W. L. Wadsworth, Bunnell MONROE
FRANKLIN ByaGroup No. -Bernie C Papy, Key West
--Mrs. Bryant Patton, Apalachicola Group No. 2-J. Y. Porter, Key West
GADSDEN



Group No. 1-W. M. Inman, Quincy NASSAU
Group No. 2--C. Fred Arrington, Havana -T. H. (Tommy) Askins, Fernandina Beach



1












2



OKALOOSA
Group No. 1-Charles D. Stewart, Fort Walton Beach
Group No. 2-James H. (Jimmy) Wise, Crestview
OKEECHOBEE
-Nathan Zelmenovitz, Okeechobee
ORANGE
Group No, 1-Henry W. Land, Apopka
Group No. 2-John A. Sutton, Orlando
OSCEOLA
-J. J. Griffin, Jr., St. Cloud
PALM BEACH
Group No. 1-Ralph J. Blank, Jr., West Palm Beach
Group No. 2-Emmett S. Roberts, Belle Glade
PASCO
-J. R. A. Williams, Dade City
PINELLAS
Group No. 1-Fred C. Petersen, St. Petersburg
Group No. 2-Thomas M. Carney, Snell Isle, St. Petersburg
Group No. 3.-B. E. Shaffer, Clearwater
POLK
Group No. 1-Roy Surles, Lakeland
Group No. 2-Ray Mattox, Winter Haven
Group No. 3-Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., Frostproof
PUTNAM
-James N. "Gator" Beck,Palatka
ST. JOHNS
Group No. 1-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine
Group No. 2-"Sonny" Nathan I. Weinstein, St. Augustine
ST. LUCIE
-Rupert Jasen Smith, Fort Pierce
SANTA ROSA
-Morrison Kimbrough, Milton
SARASOTA
Group No. 1-George E. Youngberg, Sr., Venice
Group No. 2-Henry S. Bartholomew, Sarasota
SEMINOLE
Group No. 1-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford
Group No. 2-Gordon V. Frederick, Sanford
SUMTER
-E. C. Rowell, Webster
SUWANNEE
-Houston W. Roberts, Live Oak
TAYLOR
-0. W. Jones, Perry
UNION
-C. A. Roberts, Lake Butler
VOLUSIA
Group No. 1-Frederick B. Karl, Daytona Beach
Group No. 2-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
WAKULLA
-Bobby Russ, Crawfordville
WALTON
-Thos. D. (Tom) Beasley, DeFuniak Springs
WASHINGTON
-Sam Mitchell, Vernon

GIVEN under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of
Florida at Tallahassee, the Capital, this the 2nd day of April,
A. D., 1957,
(SEAL)
R. A. GRAY,
SECRETARY OF STATE
Excused: Mr. Porter.
A quorum present.



Prayer was offered by the Reverand W. E. Hall, Pastor of
Pine Level Baptist Church of Starke.



April 2, 1957



The following Members came forward and took the oath of
office prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Florida
before Justice Campbell Thornal of the Supreme Court of the
State of Florida:

Alachua-Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville
Alachua-J. Emory (Red) Cross, Gainesville
Baker-John J. Crews, Jr., Macclenny
Bay-Dempsey J. Barron, Panama City
Bay-William E. Harris, Panama City
Bradford-Doyle E. Conner, Starke
Brevard-Richard B. Muldrew, Melbourne
Broward-Andrew J. (Jack) Musselman, Jr., Pompano Beach
Broward-A. J. Ryan, Jr., Dania
Calhoun-Edwin H. Peters, Blountstown
Charlotte-John M. Hathaway, Punta Gorda
Citrus-Allison R. Strickland, Inverness
Clay-S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Middleburg
Collier-James Lorenzo Walker, Naples
Columbia-B. D. (Georgia Boy) Williams, Lake City
Dade-George L. Hollahan, Jr., South Miami
Dade-John B. Orr, Jr., Miami
Dade-W. C. (Cliff) Herrell, Miami Springs
DeSoto-S. C. Smith, Arcadia
Dixie-Hal Chaires, Oldtown
Duval-John E. Mathews, Jr., Jacksonville
Duval-Harry W. Westberry, Jacksonville
Duval-William H. (Bill) Maness, Jacksonville
Escambia-J. B. Hopkins, Pensacola
Escambia-George Stone, Atmore, Ala.
Flagler-W. L. Wadsworth, Bunnell
Franklin-Mrs. Bryant Patton, Apalachicola
Gadsden-W. M. Inman, Quincy
Gadsden-C. Fred Arrington, Havana
Gilchrist-Howell Lancaster, Trenton
Glades-Joe H. Peeples, Jr., Moore Haven
Gulf-Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Port St. Joe
Hamilton-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs
Hardee-G. W. (Dick) Williams, Wauchula
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston
Hernando-John L. Ayers, Brooksville
Highlands-Howard Livingston, Sebring
Hillsborough-James S. Moody, Plant City
Hillsborough-Robert T. Mann, Tampa
Hillsborough-Sam M. Gibbons, Tampa
Holmes-Wayne O. Manning, Ponce de Leon
Indian River-L. B. (Buck) Vocelle, Vero Beach
Jackson-J. Troy Peacock, Marianna
Jackson-John S. Shipp, Jr., Marianna
Jefferson-George H. Anderson, Monticello
Lafayette-Homer T. Putnal, Mayo
Lake-Welborn Daniel, Clermont
Lake-C. E. Duncan, Tavares
Lee-Walter O. Sheppard, Fort Myers
Leon-Mallory E. Home, Tallahassee
Leon-Richard O. (Dick) Mitchell, Tallahassee
Levy-Frank Marshburn, Bronson
Liberty-J. S. Alexander, Bristol
Madison-Otis R. Peavy, Madison
Manatee-William C. Grimes, Palmetto
Manatee-J, E. Pratt, Bradenton
Marion-William G. O'Neill, Ocala
Marion-William V. Chappell, Jr., Ocala
Martin-Marvin H. Rowell, Stuart
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West
Nassau-T. H. (Tommy) Askins, Fernandina Beach
Okaloosa-Charles D. Stewart, Ft. Walton Beach



Okaloosa-James H. (Jimmy) Wise, Crestview



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Okeechobee-Nathan Zelmenovitz, Okeechobee
Orange-Henry W. Land, Apopka
Orange-John A. Sutton, Orlando
Osceola-J. J. Griffin, Jr., St. Cloud
Palm Beach-Ralph J. Blank, Jr., West Palm Beach
Palm Beach-Emmett S. Roberts, Belle Glade
Pasco-J. R. A. Williams, Dade City
Pinellas-Fred C. Petersen, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-Thomas M. Carney, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-B. E. Shaffer, Clearwater
Polk-Roy Surles, Lakeland
Polk-Ray Mattox, Winter Haven
Polk-Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., Frostproof
Putnam-James N. (Gator) Beck, Palatka
St. Johns-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine
St. Johns-Nathan I. (Sonny) Weinstein, St. Augustine
St. Lucie-Rupert Jasen Smith, Ft. Pierce
Santa Rosa-Morrison Kimbrough, Milton
Sarasota-George E. Youngberg, Sr., Venice
"Sarasota-Henry S. Bartholomew, Sarasota
Seminole-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford
Seminole-Gordon V. Frederick, Sanford
Sumter-E. C. Rowell, Webster
Suwannee-Houston W. Roberts, Live Oak
Taylor-O. W. Jones, Perry
Union-C. A. Roberts, Lake Butler
Volusia-Frederick B. Karl, Daytona Beach
Volusia-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
Wakulla-Bobby Russ, Crawfordville
Walton-Thos. D. (Tom) Beasley, DeFuniak Springs
Washington-Sam Mitchell, Vernon

The Chair announced that he would now receive nominations
for a temporary chairman.
Mr. Chappell of Marion nominated the Honorable Thos. D.
(Tom) Beasley of Walton as temporary chairman.
Mr. Duncan of Lake seconded the nomination.
Mr. Gibbons of Hillsborough moved that nominations be
closed and that a unanimous ballot be cast for Mr. Beasley
of Walton as temporary chairman.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Stewart of Hendry,
Herrell of Dade and Karl of Volusia as the committee which
escorted Mr. Beasley to the rostrum.

MR. BEASLEY IN THE CHAIR.
Mr. Horne of Leon moved that a committee of three be
appointed to esco ort the onorable Heeth Varnedoe, Mayor
of Thomasville, Georgia, Miss Nancy McLean, Rose Festival
Queen, and her court, Mrs. W. K. Atkinson, President of the
Thomasville Garden Club, and Mr. Ed Kelly, Chairman of the
Rose Festival, into the House Chamber.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Horne of Leon,
Usina of St. Johns and Sweeny of Volusia as the committee
which escorted the delegation to the well of the House where
Miss McLean presented Speaker Designate Doyle E. Conner
with a bouquet of roses.
The Chair announced that he would now receive nominations
for Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Sweeny of Volusia nominated the Honorable Doyle E.
Conner of Bradford for Speaker.
Mr. Hopkins of Escambia seconded the nomination.
Mr. Hollahan of Dade seconded the nomination.
Mr. Home of Leon moved that nominations be closed and a



unanimous ballot be cast for the Honorable Doyle E. Conner.



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The motion was agreed to and the nominations were declared
closed.
Upon call of the roll on the election for the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, the vote for the Honorable Doyle E.
Conner was:



Yeas:
Alexander Harris
Anderson Hathaway
Arrington Herrell
Askins Hollahan
Ayers Hopkins
Barron Horne
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Chappell Livingston
Cleveland Maness
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Gibbons Mitchell, R. O.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Moody
Grimes Muldrew
Yeas-93.
Nays-None.



Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.



Smith. S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sutton
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



The Honorable Doyle E. Conner of Bradford was declared
duly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Shipp of Jackson moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort Mr. and Mrs. Doyle E. Conner and son,
Doyle E. Conner, Jr., to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Shipp of Jackson,
Maness of Duval and Gibbons of Hillsborough as the commit-
tee which escorted Mr. and Mrs. Doyle E. Conner and son,
Doyle E. Conner, Jr., to the rostrum where Mrs. Conner and
son were presented to the membership of the House.
Justice Campbell Thornal of the Supreme Court administered
the oath of office to the Speaker and presented him with the
Bible on which the oath was taken.
The Speaker was then presented to the House by the Chair.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
The Speaker announced that he would now receive nomina-
tions for Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Frederick of Seminole nominated the Honorable Mack
N. Cleveland, Jr., for Speaker Pro Tempore.
Mr. Usina of St. Johns seconded the nomination.
Mr. Musselman of Broward seconded the nomination.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that nominations be closed
and a unanimous ballot be cast for the Honorable Mack N.
Cleveland, Jr., as Speaker Pro Tempore.
The motion was agreed to, and the nominations were de-
clared closed.
Upon call of the roll on the election of Speaker Pro Tempore,
the vote for the Honorable Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Askins Beasley Chaires
Alexander Ayers Beck Chappell
Anderson Barron Blank Costin
Arrington Bartholomew Carney Crews



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April 2, 1957



Cross Livingston
Daniel Maness
Duncan Mann
Frederick Manning
Gibbons Marshburn
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mathews
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Mattox
Grimes McAlpin
Harris Mitchell, R. O.
Hathaway Mitchell, Sam
Herrell Moody
Hollahan Muldrew
Hopkins Musselman
Home O'Neill
Inman Orr
Jones Papy
Karl Patton
Kimbrough Peacock
Lancaster Peavy
Land Peeples
Yeas-93.
Nays-None.



Peters
Petersen
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith. S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone



"Strickland
Surles
Sutton
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Thereupon, the Honorable Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., was
declared the duly elected Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of
Representatives.

Mr. Arrington of Gadsden moved that a committee be ap-
pointed to escort the Speaker Pro Tempore to the rostrum.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Arrington of
Gadsden, Herrell of Dade and Frederick of Seminole as the
committee which escorted the Speaker Pro Tempore to the
rostrum where the Speaker Pro Tempore received the oath
of office administered by Justice Campbell Thornal of the
Supreme Court. The Speaker Pro Tempore was then presented
to the membership of the House.
The Speaker announced that he would now receive nomina-
tions for the office of Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
tives.

Mr. Beasley of Walton nominated Lamar Bledsoe as Chief
Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Gibbons of Hillsborough seconded the nomination.

Mrs. Patton of Franklin moved that nominations be closed
and a unanimous ballot be cast for Mrs. Bledsoe.

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

Upon call of the roll on the election of Chief Clerk, the
vote for Lamar Bledsoe was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Anderson
Arrington
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Blank
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
/Costin
" Crews
Cross
Daniel
Duncan
Frederick



Gibbons Mathews
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mattox
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. McAlpin
Grimes Mitchell, R. O.
Harris Mitchell, Sam
Hathaway Moody
Herrell Muldrew
Hollahan Musselman
Hopkins O'Neill
Horne Orr
Inman Papy
Jones Patton
Karl Peacock
Kimbrough Peavy
Lancaster Peeples
Land Peters
Livingston Petersen
Maness Pratt
Mann Putnal
Manning Roberts, C. A.
Marshburn Roberts, E. S.



Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith. S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sutton
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle



Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Yeas-94
Nays-None



Westberry Williams,J.R.A. Zelmenovitz
Williams, B.D. Wise
Williams, G.W. Youngberg



Thereupon, Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe was declared the duly elected
Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Weinstein of St. Johns moved that a committee be
appointed to escort Mrs. Bledsoe to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Weinstein of St.
Johns, Griffin of Polk and Anderson of Jefferson as the com-
mittee which escorted the Chief Clerk to the rostrum where
she received the oath of office administered by Justice Campbell
Thornal of the Supreme Court. The Speaker then presented
Mrs. Bledsoe to the membership of the House.
The Speaker announced that he would now receive nomina-
tions for the office of Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Repre-
sentatives.
Mr. Arrington of Gadsden nominated Mr. Amos Davis as
Sergeant-at-Arms.
Mr. Horne of Leon seconded the nomination.
Mr. Inman of Gadsden moved that nominations be closed
and a unanimous ballot be cast for Mr. Davis.
The motion was agreed to, and Mr. Amos Davis was declared
duly elected as Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representa-
tives.
Mr. Herrell of Dade moved that a committee be appointed to
escort Mr. Davis to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Herrell of Dade,
Cross of Alachua, and Musselman of Broward as the committee
which escorted the Sergeant-at-Arms to the rostrum where he
received the oath of office administered by Justice Campbell
Thornal of the Supreme Court. The Speaker then presented
Mr. Davis to the Membership of the House.
Mr. Orr moved that a committee be appointed to escort the
Honorable Fuller Warren, former Governor of Florida, to the
rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Orr of Dade,
Anderson of Jefferson and Westberry of Duval as the committee
which escorted the Honorable Fuller Warren to the rostrum
where he was presented and briefly addressed the membership
of the House.
COMMUNICATIONS
April 2, 1957
Honorable Doyle E. Conner
Speaker, House of Representatives
Capitol Building
Tallahassee, Florida
Dear Mr. Speaker:
In accordance with the authority and direction of Section
9 of Article 4 of the Florida Constitution, I desire to address
your Honorable Body, in joint session with the Senate, this
afternoon, April 2, convening at two-forty-five o'clock.
Cordially and sincerely,
LeROY COLLINS
Governor.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. R. No. 1-A Resolution Providing for the temporary rules
of procedure, employment, and policies of the House of
Representatives.



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BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
1. That the rules of procedure adopted by the 1955 House
of Representatives shall be the rules of this House until the
Committee on Rules & Calendar organizes, recommends per-
manent rules for this House and such recommendations are
adopted.
2. That no bills or resolutions except those affecting organi-
zation of the House shall be introduced until standing com-
mittees be appointed and organized and the chairmen thereof
announce, to the Speaker, that they are ready to transact
business.
3. That the Speaker appoint a Chief Clerk, a Sergeant-at-
Arms, and a Chaplain.
4. That each Member of the House of Representatives be
allowed to designate one competent attache for service at the
regular session of the House of Representatives of 1957, which
attache so designated shall be enrolled as an employee of the
House from April 2, 1957.
5. That the committee designated by the Speaker for the
selection of pages is hereby directed to employ a suitable
number of pages who shall work under the direction of the
Sergeant-at-Arms.
6. That it is the sense of this House that the number of
employees be kept as low as possible consistent with the ef-
ficient performance of the clerical work of the House.
7. That the Speaker is hereby authorized to employ, in
compliance with Section 16.44, Florida Statutes, a competent
indexer, and also one special assistant, each to serve under
the supervision of the Attorney General and to receive the
same compensation and renumeration as the other clerical
assistants in the House.
8. That the Speaker is hereby authorized to employ, jointly
with the Senate, one legal assistant to serve with the Legisla-
tive Reference Bureau in the examination of the measure,
introduced in the House and Senate for the purpose of deter-
mining their conformity to the rules of the House and Senate,
one-half of the compensation for such legal assistant to be
paid by the House.

9. That a maximum of 2,500 copies of the Daily Journal
and a maximum of 550 copies of the Daily Calendar be
ordered printed each day.

10. That each Member of this House be allowed to mail
a maximum of 20 daily copies of the Journal.

11. That the Speaker is hereby authorized to instruct the
Committee on House Administration to procure stamps for the
use of the Members in transacting official business.

12. That the Committee on House Administration be direct-
ed to furnish to the Members of this House all stationery and
other necessary supplies.

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

14. That the Speaker be authorized to make adequate pro-
vision for the accommodations of the legislative correspondent
of this session, including the employment of one press attache.

-was read in full.
Mr. Beasley moved the adoption of the resolution.

The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. I
was adopted.



April 2, 1957



WHEREAS, this senior member of the House has repre-
sented the people of the entire state as well as constituents
In Hendry county long and faithfully in this august body, and



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By Mr. Horne of Leon-
H. R. No. 2-A RESOLUTION PRESCRIBING A PAY
SCALE OF OFFICERS AND ATTACHES INCLUDING IN-
DEXERS FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; AND
PROVIDING MILEAGE FOR MEMBERS.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That the pay of the officers and attaches of the
house of representatives in the 1957 session of the Florida
legislature shall be as follows:
(1) Personal and Committee Secretaries......$12.00 per day
PX Operators ............................................. 12.00
Postm aster .................................................... 12.00
Information Clerk -..--.............-----....---- 12.00
Assistant Supervisor of
Engraving and Engrossing...........-........ 14.00 "
Machine Operators ...................................... 12.00
Typists ........................................................... 12.00
Verifiers ..-----..................--....--.......... ------ 10.00
Assistant to
Supervisor of Typing Room................... 14.00
Typists .--... ----...... ..................................... 12.00
Verifiers ......------..-....--.--------.... .. 10.00
Assistant Sergeant-at-arms (1st)-.......... 12.00
""(2nd)............ 12.00
"(3rd) ...... 12.00
Doorman and Night Watchman...---..... 10.00
Assistant to
Supervisor of Journal Room................- 12.00
Clerks .............................................................. 10.00
M essengers .................................................... 8.00
Pages ..........-......................................................... 6.00
Typewriter Repairman ......................... 12.00
Elevator Operator ...........-........ ............... 10.00 "
Chaplain .................................................... 12.00
Indexers ......................................................... 12.00
(2) That unclassified attaches shall receive ten dollars
($10.00) per day.
(3) That the salaries of supervisors, professional or skilled
employees shall be set by the chairman of the administration
committee, chairman of the personnel committee and the
speaker of the house of representatives at a rate not to ex-
ceed sixteen dollars ($16.00) per day.
Section 2. That all attaches including indexers of the house
of representatives shall be entitled to and receive additional
compensation for additional services they perform both be-
fore and after the 1957 session of the legislature upon their
names and amounts therefore being certified to the comp-
troller by the chairman of the administration committee of
the house of representatives.
Section 3. That each member of the house of representa-
tives shall receive payment for mileage between their homes
and the seat of government for eight (8) round trips during
the 1957 session of the legislature as provided by section 11.13,
Florida Statutes, irrespective of the number of trips actually
traveled.
-was read in full.
Mr. Horne moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 2
was adopted.
By Mr. Hathaway of Charlotte-
H. R. No. 3-A RESOLUTION NAMING THE HONORABLE
ELBERT L. STEWART DEAN OF THE HOUSE OF REPRE-
SENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; DESIGNAT-
ING A ROOM TO BE KNOWN AS THE OFFICE OF THE
DEAN OF THE HOUSE.

WHEREAS, on the second day of April, 1957, another mile-
stone in the long and illustrious public career of ELBERT L.
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WHEREAS, he has fulfilled his office with distinction, hav-
ing been elected as a house member thirteen terms since be-
ginning with his first term in 1933 and has served continu-
ously since that time, and
WHEREAS, by his constant devotion to duty he has merited
and won the respect and admiration of his fellow members of
the House, and
WHEREAS, ELBERT L. STEWART has been an unselfish
servant of the people, was speaker pro tem in the 1947 session,
has been an outstanding citizen, and a devoted civic leader
in Hendry county and in behalf of his state, and,
WHEREAS, it is just and fitting that recognition be given
to his long service and faithful devotion to duty in this House,
NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That ELBERT L. STEWART is hereby declared to be Dean
of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Room 41 of the House
be hereafter known as the Office of the Dean of the House and
that the Administrative Committee be directed to designate
and furnish such a room for this purpose.
-was read in full.
Mr. Hathaway moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 3 was
adopted.
Mr. Sheppard moved that a committee be appointed to
escort Mr. Stewart of Hendry, Dean of the House, to the
rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Sheppard of Lee,
Hathaway of Charlotte, Papy of Monroe, McAlpin of Hamilton,
and Beasley of Walton as the committee which escorted Mr.
Stewart of Hendry to the rostrum where he was presented to
the membership of the House.
Mr. Cleveland of Seminole moved that a committee be ap-
pointed to notify the Senate that the House of Representatives
was organized and ready to transact business.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Cleveland of
Seminole, Crews of Baker, and Chappell of Marion as the
committee to notify the Senate that the House of Representa-
tives 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. Land of Orange moved that a committee be appointed
to wait upon His Excellency, Governor LeRoy Collins, and
notify him that the House was organized and ready to transact
business.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Land of Orange,
Mitchell of Leon, and Blank of Palm Beach as the committee
.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.
Mr. Maness moved that a committee be appointed to escort
Mrs. John E. Mathews, Sr., widow of the late Chief Justice
John E. Mathews, Sr., of the Florida Supreme Court, to the
rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Maness, Mathews,
and Westberry of Duval as the committee which escorted Mrs.
Mathews to the rostrum where she was presented to the



Membership of the House.



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INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. C. R. No. 4-A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROVID-
ING THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE
SENATE CONVENE IN JOINT SESSION IN THE CHAMBER
OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT 3:00 P.M.,
APRIL 2, 1957.
WHEREAS, His Excellency LeRoy Collins, Governor of
Florida, has expressed a desire to address the Legislature of
Florida in Joint Session on this day, Tuesday, April 2, 1957,
at 3:00 P.M.:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That the House of Representatives and the Senate convene
in Joint Session in the Chamber of the House of Representa-
tives at 3:00 P.M. this day, Tuesday, April 2, 1957, for the
purpose of receiving the Governor's message.
-was read the first time in full.
Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be waived and House Con-
current Resolution No. 4 be read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 4 was read a second time in full.
Mr. Beasley moved the adoption of the concurrent resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Concurrent Resolu-
tion No. 4 was adopted and ordered certified to the Senate.
The Speaker presented Mr. Judd Chapman, President of
the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, who made a welcom-
ing address to the Members of the House upon their arrival
in Tallahassee for the 1957 Session of the Legislature.
A committee from the Senate, consisting of Senators Knight,
Boyd and Belser, appeared at the bar of the House and an-
nounced that the Senate was organized and ready to transact
business.
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 2, 1957
Hon. Doyle Conner
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has adopted-
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-.
H. C. R. No. 4-A Concurrent Resolution providing that the
House of Representatives and the Senate convene in joint
session in the chamber of the House of Representatives at
3:00 P. M., April 2, 1957.
WHEREAS, His Excellency LeRoy Collirns, Governor of
Florida, has expressed a desire to address the Legislature of
Florida in Joint Session on this day, Tuesday, April 2, 1957, at
3:00 P. M.:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That the House of Representatives and the Senate convene
in Joint Session in the Chamber of the House of Representa-
tives at 3:00 P. M. this day, Tuesday, April 2, 1957, for the
purpose of receiving the Governor's message.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate.



And House Concurrent Resolution No. 4 was ordered en,
rolled.
Mr. Beasley moved that the House now adjourn to re-
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The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 12:55 P. M., the House stood
adjourned until 2:45 P. M. today.

AFTERNOON SESSION
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:45 P. M.
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded



present:
Mr. Speaker Grimes
Alexander Harris
Anderson Hathaway
Arrington Herrell
Askins Hollahan
Ayers Hopkins
Barron Home
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Chappell Livingston
Cleveland Maness
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Gibbons Mitchell, R. 0.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Griffin,JJ.,Jr. Moody



Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard



Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith. S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sutton
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



A quorum present.
JOINT SESSION-
The hour of 3:00 P.M. having arrived, the Members of the
Senate appeared at the bar of the House and were awarded
seats.
Thereupon, the Honorable W. A. Shands, President of the
Senate, took the Chair.

The roll of the House was called and the following Members



answered to their names:
Mr. Speaker Grimes
Alexander Harris
Anderson Hathaway
Arrington Herrell
Askins Hollahan
Ayers Hopkins
Barron Horne
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Chappell Livingston
Cleveland Maness
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Gibbons Mitchell, R. 0.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Moody



Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard



Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith. S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sutton
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



A quorum of the House of Representatives present.
The roll of the Members of the Senate was called and the
following Senators answered to their names:



Mr. President
Adams
Barber
Beall



Belser
Bishop
Boyd
Brackin



Branch
Bronson
Cabot
Carlton



Carraway
Clarke
Connor
Davis



Dickinson
Eaton
Edwards
Gautier
Getzen
Hair



Hodges
Houghton
Johns
Johnson
Kelly
Kickliter



Knight
Morgan
Neblett
Pearce
Pope
Rawls



Rodgers
Rood
Stenstrom
Stratton



A quorum of the Senate present.
The President of the Senate declared a quorum of the Joint
Session of the Senate and the House of Representatives
present.
Prayer was offered by the Senate Chaplain, Reverend Harry
B. Douglas, Associate Director of the Department of Educa-
tion, Episcopal Diocese of Florida.
Senator Dickinson (35th) moved that a committee be ap-
pointed to notify His Excellency, Governor LeRoy Collins, 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
Dickinson (35th) and Edwards (20th), and Messrs. Griffin of
Osceola, Arrington of Gadsden, and Usina of St. Johns who
retired to perform their mission.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
Mr. ?. Farris Bryant, former Member of the House, was
called to the rostrum where the Speaker presented to him the
St. Petersburg Times biennial award for the Most Valuable
Representative of the Florida Legislature, 1955 Session, in
recognition of his outstanding service to the State of Florida,
selected by Legislative correspondents and newspaper editors.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IN THE CHAIR.
Senator Verle A. Pope of the 31st Senatorial District was
called to the rostrum where the President of the Senate pre-
sented to him the St. Petersburg Times biennial award for
the Most Valuable Senator of the Florida Legislature, 1955
Session, in recognition of his outstanding service to the State
of Florida, selected by Legislative correspondents and news-
paper editors.

Mr. Beasley of Walton moved that a committee be appointed
to escort Mr. Cleveland, Speaker Pro Tempore, to the rostrum.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, the President of the Senate appointed Messrs.
Beasley of Walton, Mathews of Duval and Sweeny of Volusia
as the committee which escorted the Speaker Pro Tempore to
the rostrum.

Senator Carraway (8th) moved that a committee be ap-
pointed to escort Mrs. LeRoy Collins, Florida's First Lady,
to the rostrum.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, the President of the Senate appointed Senators
Carraway and Stenstrom and Messrs. Home, Hopkins and
Roberts of Palm Beach, who escorted Mrs. Collins to the
rostrum where she was presented to the joint session of the
Senate and House of Representatives.

The committee appointed to wait upon the Governor re-
appeared at the bar of the joint session escorting His Excel-
lency, LeRoy Collins, Governor of Florida, accompanied by the
Honorable R. A. Gray, Secretary of State; the Honorable
Richard W. Ervin, Attorney General; the Honorable Ray E.
Green, Comptroller; the Honorable J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer;
the Honorable Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture;
and the Honorable Thomas D. Bailey, Superintendent of Public
Instruction, constituting the Cabinet of the State of Florida,
together with Chief Justice Glenn Terrell, Justice E. Harris
Drew, Justice T. Frank Hobson, Justice Stephen C. O'Connell,
Justice B. K. Roberts, Justice Elwyn Thomas and Justice
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The President of the Senate then presented the Governor
who delivered the following message:
GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE
INTRODUCTION
Mr. President Shands, Mr. Speaker Conner,, distinguished
members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Florida Legislature, Honored Justices of the Supreme Court,,
distinguished Cabinet officials, ladies and gentlemen:
Once again I extend to you-the Legislators of Florida-a
warm personal and official welcome. I seem to be making a
habit of this, but only once before have I come before you
pursuant to the requirement of our Constitution that the
Governor communicate to the Legislature "information con-
cerning the condition of the State and recommend such meas-
ures as he may deem expedient."
That was two years ago and, with no desire to claim credit,
I report that which is, of course, obvious to you: Our State
has made phenomenal progress since then. I believe, too, that
our State government, in all its branches, has moved forward
in efficiency and service to our people. So many deserve credit.
To the great body of State officials and employees, with whom
it has been my privilege to work, I express sincere commenda-
tion and appreciation.
The 1955 Session of the Legislature was, as I have often
said, an outstanding one. Many who served then are back
here today. New men have joined your ranks. The unprecedent-
ed preparation you have made for this session bespeaks the
high quality of your leadership and your individual dedication
to public service.
With all of our progress and prosperity, this will be no
easy session. We could make it so, but this is a time of very great
challenge. Ours is the call to statesmanship. Our problems
not only develop around present unmet needs but also there
is crashing down upon us in this year of 1957 the clear necessity
for present planning and preparation to meet future needs,
to pave the way for future progress, and to head off future
difficulties.
As God gives me the power to understand, I am deeply
sensitive to the duties and opportunities which are mine as
Governor. I pass on to you today my recommendations with the
deep conviction that they are sound. They have been developed
after long, and careful and, I will add, prayerful study. But
properly under our Constitution I can do no more here than
recommend. The decisions are yours to make. As we contem-
plate new guideposts for Florida's future, I can give you my
opinions as to what they should be, but you will actually
fashion them and put them in place.
There is, of course, a proper area of mutual assistance be-
tween the legislative and executive departments, and I earnest-
ly pledge to you my cooperation, as together we seek to build
a better Florida.
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
The 1957 Legislature has a rare and significant appointment
with the destiny of Florida. You have the fateful opportunity
and high responsibility of performing this State's most im-
portant law-making function since 1885-the framing and
submission to the electors of a modern State Constitution.
I am confident that history will accord to each of you the
special emphasis and honor your work in this field will de-
serve.
The writing of a new Constitution is not a task that should
be undertaken carelessly or casually. You have seen to it
that this will not be done. The Constitution Advisory Com-
mission, which you created and which includes members of
your own Legislative Council, has performed its assigned task
conscientiously and tirelessly. To its members you and I and
the people of Florida owe a lasting debt.



The Commission has furnished you with a sound draft. One
of its most important and tedious undertakings was to provide
a Constitution that is orderly in form, precise, simple, direct,
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accomplished extremely well. It has recommended also many
important substantive reforms, with some of which you will
not agree. Certainly I do not agree with all of them. Complete
agreement is not to be expected on all phases of a subject of
such magnitude. The Commission's product was necessarily
the result of compromise and reconciliation among its members,
just as yours will necessarily be. It is to its credit that with
the vast majority of the Commission's recommendations there
will be no difficulty in finding universal agreement.
There are certain substantive changes in a revision of the
Constitution which I think are of utmost importance. Re-
apportionment certainly is one of them. The proposal of the
Commission in this regard meets what I consider to be the
fundamental requirements of placing the apportionment of
the House of Representatives on a more reasonable population
basis; of providing a practical method for fair adjustments
of multiple county districts in the Senate; and of avoiding
future stalemates such as we have experienced in the past.
I am not unmindful that the proposal for apportionment by
the Supreme Court, in the event the Legislature fails to re-
apportion, will meet with resistance from some of you. The
objective of assured fairness, rather than the detail, is im-
portant, however, and I believe you will provide a satisfactory
answer.
I share what I feel is an overwhelming desire by the people
of Florida for other substantive changes, including the election
of a Lieutenant Governor and providing a larger measure of
home rule for counties and cities.
I believe that as a matter of policy the new Constitution
should strip away the present stumbling blocks to governmental
reorganization and that its provisions should be basic rather
than specific. I firmly believe in entrusting to the members of
the Legislature, unfettered by organic straitjackets, the discre-
tion to make changes as changing conditions and the will of
the people require.
I will not at this time attempt to develop the details of my
own thinking in these and other areas. Your chairmen of the
Committees on Constitutional Amendments have indicated that
I will be invited to express these views to their committees,
and I welcome an opportunity to do so.
The Judicial Council will place before you its recommenda-
tions for implementation of the constitutional amendment
passed last November creating the three District Courts of
Appeal. I commend these recommendations to your considera-
tion. I agree with the Council's conclusion that general revision
of the judiciary article should be deferred until the 1959
Session of the Legislature, so that we may have the benefit
of two years' experience under the new plan.
DEVELOPMENT
Florida stands today at a level of economic activity and
well-being of its citizens never before reached.
Its economy rests securely upon three sturdy legs:
(1) Industry-Well over one million Floridians earn their
families' livelihood in manufacturing, construction, trade and
service industries, making us already a leading industrial
State. In the past two years alone, 235,000 new workers have
been added to our non-farm payrolls.
(2) Agriculture-Our farm income now exceeds $600 million
annually, twice as much as ten years ago.
(3) Tourism-Our vacation industry continues to be Flor-
ida's largest. The Hotel Commission reports permits for con-
struction of new lodging and eating establishments amounted
to $165 million during the past two years.
Florida's continued growth is inevitable. Our climate and
our other natural advantages, together with the national
trends of the times, make it so. However, we must protect
our advantages so that there will be happiness and prosperity
in Florida to the fullest extent for which government can be



held responsible. We must insure the soundness of our future
growth and continue to provide job opportunities for the
additional workers entering the labor market,
New industry offers the only real hope of many of our















counties for attractive jobs for their young people. Industry
not only means new jobs and new money, but new people with
invigorating new outlooks.
Development Commission
I recommended to you two years ago that our State's promo-
tional efforts be consolidated. Through the Florida Develop-
ment Commission thus created, we have begun to achieve our
goal of a hard-hitting, result-getting team charged with the
responsibility of advertising, publicizing, promoting and de-
veloping soundly the diverse potentials of our State.
Attracting the right kinds of industry to Florida and assist-
ing our communities in local industrial promotion programs
are primary functions of the Commission.
The State does not seek to influence an industry in site
selection within the State, and I am well aware that many
fine communities have been by-passed in our recent industrial
surge.
Projects researching the economic resources of some counties
already are being laid out, and a broader survey is planned
to explore the advantages of industrial locations in smaller
counties and to evaluate the feasibility of locating specific
light industries in these counties.
We can all be proud of the record of the new Commission.
More than 10,000 industrial inquiries were received in 1956,
more than double the number received in 1955. Over four
hundred new industries located in Florida in 1956, the largest
number on record. For the first time in history we are leading
all other States in our region.
Advertisements placed by the Commission in out-of-State
newspapers and magazines last year helped to bring an estimat-
ed 6,500,000 tourists to Florida-also a new high. With our
tourist facilities constantly enlarging, and with our potential
market and competition for the tourist dollar growing, we
can never afford to short-change this program.
I should mention also the very effective publicity and pro-
motional efforts of the Commission-its assistance in the
origination of live television programs-its work in the Latin-
American field-its program of revenue projects-its recrea-
tional planning activities-its help to local communities on
problems of the aging.
It should be emphasized that never before have appropria-
tions been made for this Commission with a full concept of
the breadth of its functions. I recommend that you make
provision for this Commission adequately to meet its operat-
ing requirements.
Urbanization
The Commission, only recently, activated a program to assist
our cities in proper planning, especially to help them in se-
curing Federal funds for such purposes.
I also call attention to the Federal program for urban re-
newal. Not all of our cities are yet afflicted with the problem
of blighted areas, but we must stamp out those slums which
do exist. They are breeding places of crime, disease and social
disorder.
I strongly recommend the Constitutional change which is
required to permit Florida to join the many other States
taking advantage of a Federal matching program permitting
condemnation of slums and resale of the cleared land for
private development.
With the same goal of protecting the beauties of our com-
munities, I suggest further the enactment of a uniform plan-
ning enabling act, permitting the establishment of county and
municipal planning boards. I also suggest that we extend our
general legislation in the field of zoning to cover counties so
that, on a voluntary basis, urban development outside of muni-
cipal boundaries may be properly guided.
Labor Relations
A major factor in our magnificent industrial progress has
been the generally good relations between labor and manage-



ment a blessing which flows from a strong sense of justice,
reasonableness and civic and economic partnership.
Nevertheless, some trouble spots have developed, and others
are sure to come. It would be shortsighted and risky business
to fail to equip the State now with the means to help preserve
and encourage harmonious, mutually satisfactory labor man-
agement relations.
Florida is one of only six states which do not now have some
form of State conciliation and mediation services, and I re-
commend the establishment, in the Florida Industrial Com-
mission, of a Division of Labor and Industrial Services.
Its function would be to gather and analyze the facts about
labor-management relations in our State at all times and to
provide, at the request of one or both parties to a labor dis-
pute, the services of a conciliator who would attempt to bring
the parties to agreement, without legal compulsion of any
kind,
Nuclear Development
Realizing that development and application of peaceful
uses of nuclear energy can mean the economic emancipation
of the South, Florida has been giving leadership both region-
ally and nationally.
Now we should make certain that we capture the full bene-
fits of this age within Florida, itself. Our private power com-
panies are to be commended for the plans they have an-
nounced for the development of electric power from nuclear
energy.
At our State universities, we need such programs as are re-
quired for Florida to become an outstanding educational and
research center for nuclear science and engineering. To avoid
needless duplication in the development of these programs, we
have sought the advice of some of the nation's foremost nu-
clear authorities. Their findings have gained the concurrence
of the Board of Control and now represent the combined
thinking of those in government most closely concerned.
I endorse their recommendations and urge you to make
available funds to enable the University of Florida to become
a center of applied nuclear sciences and to enable Florida
State University to become a center for basic nuclear research.
It is essential that Florida maintain an adequate coordinat-
ing agency to keep in close touch and work in harmony with
the rapidly moving nuclear developments here in the South
and throughout the nation. I concur in the recommendation
of the Florida Nuclear Development Commission that it be
continued as an adjunct of the Governor's Office.
Agriculture
Agriculture continues to be basic to Florida's economy.
Our great citrus industry has never been more healthy.
With the splendid cooperation of the Legislature, we have met
and substantially conquered a new infestation of the Medi-
terranean fruit fly. Those who should know tell us that, had
the State and Federal governments failed to act as they did,
the losses to our fruit and vegetable crops would have proved
catastrophic.
Now we have only to make certain that proper controls are
maintained at our ports of entry and continue our trapping
program. We should provide through the Plant Board the
State's small share in this 50-50 matching program with the
Federal government. It will permit earlier detection and pre-
vention of any new outbreaks in the future.
The greareat threat of spreading decline remains and, regret-
tably, is not likely to be eliminated in the near future. Our
most important task is to go forward vigorously with basic
research and, meantime, we must do our best to control the
destructive citrus nematodes. I recommend that you approve
the control program which has been developed cooperatively
by the Plant Board and the industry.

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by the Citrus Commission. With our citrus products expected
to increase greatly in volume and with the drop in the pur-
chasing power of the dollar, I commend for your favorable
consideration a series of measures worked out by the Florida
Citrus Mutual and the Commission.
In the fields of vegetables, poultry, and livestock, better
research and disease diagnosis and improved market practices
continue to be of utmost importance and merit your support.
Milk Commission
I strongly urge that the Florida Milk Commission be abol-
ished. Its sanitary inspection duties should be assigned to the
State Board of Health. All of us are greatly concerned about
the dairy industry of Florida. We want to help it grow-not
injure it. This concern has actually caused us to proceed too
cautiously with this matter for too long. I am convinced that
price-fixing in a healthy economy such as we have now is
completely without justification. It is governmental regi-
mentation outside the pattern of American free enterprise.
There is no reason why our dairy industry will not prosper
without price-fixing. Such is the case in other states; such
is the case in large areas of Florida, where the industry has
voluntarily withdrawn itself from this State authority.
Reorganization
I believe there is a great need for a complete study of our
agricultural services, looking toward a sound realignment in
the next session to produce greater efficiency. Our Department
of Agriculture is now saddled with too many non-agricultural
duties and too many purely agricultural functions are now
distributed widely outside the Department. I recommend that
you direct such a study to be made, under the direction of a
special committee to be named jointly by the Governor, the
Commissioner of Agriculture and the Provost for Agriculture
of the University of Florida. I have discussed this matter with
our revered and able Commissioner of Agriculture, and he has
authorized me to state that he concurs in this recommendation.
Institutions
At the very heart of the executive department of Florida's
government is the elective Cabinet system. The Cabinet exer-
cises many duties which in other states are entrusted to the
Governor. I do not complain about this. In fact, there is great
good in it.
But, over the years, the Cabinet has not been given the tools
it has needed to keep up with its responsibilities. It is charged
with directly supervising a large number of State institutions.
With the multitudinous duties each Cabinet member has in
the work of his own department, the members have had little
opportunity to visit the institutions under their charge. It was
not that way in 1885, but it is now.
Our institutions should remain under the Board of Com-
missioners of State Institutions, but be logically grouped.
Directly supervising each group should be a highly qualified
director appointed by the Cabinet and assisted by an adequate
staff.
I recommend four such divisions:
One to embrace all our adult penal institutions, including
convict camps.
Another to embrace the children's training schools, including
the School for the Deaf and Blind, our industrial schools and
our institutions for the retarded, or farm colonies.
A third to include our mental hospitals and the Alcoholic
Rehabilitation Center.
The fourth to include our State tuberculosis hospitals.
This administrative plan, I believe, will insure improved ef-
ficiency in serving our people and avoid wasteful duplication
and confusion. The administrative cost will be negligible
compared with our investments in the institutions involved
and the resulting savings.
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ward such an administrative arrangement for our penal and
correctional institutions.
By resolution, we have created the new post of Director
and Coordinator of this system and placed in it an outstanding
penologist with long experience in the Federal service. To fol-
low up and formalize this step, I recommend the enactment of
a measure along the lines approved by your Legislative Council.
We should provide, with proper safeguards against infringe-
ment on private industry, for the establishment of State
prison industries-so essential if we are to do the job of
rehabilitation which in the past has been sadly neglected.
It is likewise essential that we provide for expert classifica-
tion of prisoners and that we continue adequate financing of
the Parole Commission.
Deterioration, over-crowding and filth make the condition
of some of our physical plants in the penal system a disgrace
to the State. At the same time, however, we have some of
the nation's finest correctional facilities.
We must proceed to make our whole correctional system
second to none. No small cost is involved. Among other
things, there is required complete replacement of inmate
housing at Raiford.
We also must expand to reasonable capacity the facilities
at Apalachee and Belle Glade, the latter holding ultimate
promise of becoming a self-supporting agricultural operation,
if properly managed in relationship to other institutions.
I fully concur in the Budget Commission recommendation
that you provide $10,000,000 for new buildings in this system.
This will only take care of about half the need, but I do not
think it wise to try to accomplish more in the two-year period
ahead. We can finish the job in the following two-year period.
Training Schools
For the children's training schools, sizable capital outlay also
is needed. I join with the other members of the Budget Com-
mission in recommending funds for the building in Lee County
of a new center for the retarded and in Okeechobee of a new
school for boys. You have already authorized final planning
of both of these institutions, and the Cabinet expects to be
able to call for bids soon after the commencement of the new
fiscal year.
I recommend also that you provide funds now for the plan-
ning of an institution, at a new site in Marion County, con-
solidating the girls' schools now situated at Ocala and Forest
Hills. I am confident we will be able to dispose of the phy-
sical plant at Ocala on an advantageous basis, both to the
State and to the community.
Mental Hospitals
Our mental hospital program is rapidly shaping up as one
of the finest in the nation. With the hospitals at Chatta-
hoochee and at Arcadia already augmented by the new South-
east Florida Hospital in Broward County, we have plans vir-
tually complete for the new Northeast Florida Hospital in
Baker County.
We do need, however, central supervision and coordination
under the authority previously requested.
Tuberculosis Hospitals
Our State tuberculosis hospitals are now centrally adminis-
tered under the Tuberculosis Board. The net effect of the
administrative change recommended would be for the Cabinet
to assume this Board's present responsibilities.
I am informed that we can look forward to complete control
of this historic killer and to the diversion, within a decade, of
at least some of our tuberculosis hospitals to other purposes.
GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
In my 1955 Message, I recommended that we modernize
the management of the State's fiscal affairs. Some of these



recommendations you accepted; others you did not. I now
hesitate to recommend statutory revisions in this field pend-
ing your consideration of constitutional proposals dealing with
the same subjects which are included in the Advisory Commis-















sion's report. As heretofore indicated, I will offer specific
views about these constitutional proposals at a later time.
I do, however, now renew other suggestions for statutory re-
form.
Centralized Purchasing
Substantial savings can be made if you will provide the State
with a sound system of centralized purchasing. I recommend
that the present Purchasing Council be replaced by a State
Purchasing Commission, composed of the Budget Director, as
Chairman, and two other members appointed by the Governor,
one upon the recommendation of the Cabinet, and one upon
the recommendation of your Legislative Council. This will
give the Governor and the Cabinet, as well as the Legislature,
a voice in the development of a new purchasing system with
adequate authority and power to accomplish the desired results.
Investments
An integral part of every modern big business is its invest-
ment department where men skilled in the field search out
productive as well as safe investments for surplus funds. Pru-
dence and good business management dictate that the State
should be no less vigilant.
The various trust funds of the State of Florida are now
managed by numerous boards and commissions which are au-
thorized to invest such funds under various limitations. We
have no authority now for the investment of surpluses in
general funds, beyond making savings deposits in banks.
The present system has limited the earning power of the
State's money. I point out, however, that with the active in-
terest and cooperation of our Cabinet members, present in-
vestments are producing at a greatly increased rate over
past years.
With competent staff and authority, our public funds can
be put to work much more profitably and still safely. I recom-
mend that this investment responsibility be fixed in our State
Board of Administration, with authority to engage a qualified
director and part-time consultants.
Personnel
By executive orders, pursuant to the authority vested in the
Governor by the last Legislature, more than 6,000 additional
employees of the State have been placed under the Merit
System.
This is not only of great significance to the employees in-
volved but also we are encouraging more and more people of
outstanding competence to seek careers in public service.
The Merit System Council has developed a uniform job
classification and pay plan. The need for this has long been
recognized.
Like all human plans, this one undoubtedly has imperfec-
tions. But we have made a good start on a long-range pro-
gram and may look forward under it to minimizing unjustified
discrimination in pay among our large force of State em-
ployees. I recommend that appropriations to the respective
agencies be adequate to allow for proper implementation.
RACE RELATIONS
Thus far, the legislative program which you approved in
the special session last year has proved entirely adequate in
the field of race relations. I repeat my conviction that this
legislation is the best that any Southern State has devised.
I do not recommend that it be changed or that we go beyond
it. Competent counsel advise that going further might only
destroy its integrity.
I recommend that you provide for effective administration
of the pupil assignment law, which is regarded as essential to
its adequate legal defense. Also, I recommend that you set
up, in the way you consider proper, an advisory group to assist
the Governor in the exercise of the very extraordinary powers
conferred in the special session.
Pending some such action by you, I have appointed an advis-
ory commission on race relations and paid its expenses, includ-
ing the employment of counsel, out of the emergency appropria-
tion.



I ask your consideration of a specific and adequate ap-
propriation for this purpose, so that the commission may con-
tinue the fine work it has begun in the total field of race
relations.
Working without fanfare but effectively, it has followed
closely all court proceedings relating to our public school
system and has conferred with the attorneys for the county
school boards involved in such proceedings. The Commission
has established liaison with the State Department of Educa-
tion, the office of the Attorney General, the Highway Patrol,
the National Guard, the Sheriff's Bureau, and other agencies
concerned with preventing and suppressing violence.
We also need, through such a commission, to undertake a
thorough study and active leadership designed to improve
the standards of the Negro, based upon the findings of pre-
liminary studies already made for the existing commission.
I think these studies show our Negro citizens are woefully
lacking in the most important areas of health, education, em-
ployment and housing.
We have an obligation to all our people to assist our Negro
citizens with a positive, effective program for the improvement
of their standards. It is as simple a matter as this: Good
standards of morality, health and citizenship, the influence
of which is not confined to color lines, do not develop in the
child who grows up in a filthy, over-crowded shack under the
guidance of illiterate parents. And we still have far too
much of this in Florida.
Our motive should be the doing of that which is right and
just. But, for those who think in terms of dollars and cents,
I emphasize that the whole of society loses if any segment
lags.
I commend your joint interim investigative committee for
performing a useful service in an extremely difficult situation.
The members have conducted themselves in a manner reflect-
ing credit to the Legislature and to the State.
EDUCATION
Florida's record of educational accomplishments over the
past decade has been good. Now, however, we are faced with
enrollment facts and projections and teacher recruitment dif-
ficulties which force us to do a great deal more without delay
if we are to continue forward, not slip backward.
Higher Education
We are not now prepared to meet our present and emerging
needs for education beyond the high school. By 1960 we can
expect 15,000 additional students to seek admission to our col-
leges and universities and by 1970-only 13 years away-an-
other 72,000 students will be seeking admission.
I urge you first to provide adequately for our existing State
universities, permitting them proper expansion of their phy-
sical plants and the payment of professional salaries sufficient
to enable them to attract and keep capable faculties.
We should provide without delay for the construction of the
basic parts of a new 4-year degree granting institution upon
the site already established by the Board of Education at
Temple Terrace in Hillhborough County. I feel we can wisely
spend $6,340,000 on this new institution during 1957-59, and
I join the State Budget Commission in recommending this
appropriation. It is expected that this institution will receive
its first students for the Fall term of 1960.
For some years now much discussion has been generated
about the advisability of having a Chancellor who would serve
under the Board of Control, execute its policies and super-
vise the planning, coordinating, and fiscal and program evalu-
ation of all our degree granting institutions.
The Council for the Study of Higher Education, in its final
report, strongly recommended the Chancellor system.
I concur in this recommendation and urge that we proceed
now to provide for such. The Board of Control, capable and
devoted as its members are, should be supported by extremely
able and professional assistance functioning between it and
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institutions in their planning and growth from the statewide
perspective. He would provide the Legislature and the exec-
utive agencies of government a fuller opportunity to participate
appropriately and with confidence in the development of the
whole State system.
I confidently believe that a Chancellor will greatly strength-
en the Board of Control in its efforts to find the path to
future greatness for Florida's higher institutions. I think
just as confidently that such will be the means of avoiding
the route to future educational confusion and financial waste.
The time to act is now, especially in view of our State's needs
and the enormous additional load of new students we must
soon provide for.
Community Colleges
A surprisingly large percentage of students desiring higher
education are destined to spend only one or two years in col-
lege. Thirty per cent drop out before the end of the first year
-over 60 per cent before the end of the second year. Large
universities require plants that are very expensive to con-
struct, maintain and operate. Sound business practice and
good educational planning dictate the sizable expansion now
of our system of 2-year community junior colleges.
These institutions bring higher education closer to the
homes of more students and thereby make it less costly to
them and to the taxpayers. They also serve the extremely
important additional function of offering vocational training
and the first two years of college for those intending to go on
to more advanced academic work.
I join the Community College Council in urging that pro-
vision be made for expanded facilities in the junior colleges
now operating and for building six new junior colleges accord-
ing to priority findings of the Council.
The community college system should function under a
minimum foundation program of its own, supervised by the
State Superintendent of Public Instruction, working closely
with the State Board of Education.
Educational Television
I recommend that we boldly face the opportunities now
emerging in the use of a new tool of education-television.
Taking a realistic look at the educational scene as it looms
before us today in Florida, I am convinced that as a State we
would be wise to direct our immediate interest in educational
television to classroom instruction of students beyond the high
school level. I propose that our new community colleges
be planned with this in mind and that we authorize the de-
velopment of the necessary microwave network for carrying
into the classrooms of the entire system the benefits of live
teaching by the very finest instructors.
Teaching by television has passed its early laboratory tests.
We can serve our boys and girls better, save money, and estab-
lish our leadership throughout the nation, with a progressive
program. What we do also will aid our counties in the adap-
tation of television techniques in their local school programs.
We should not let the educational television channels re-
served for Florida get away from us, because most of them
undoubtedly will be needed as we find the means, local or
State, to capitalize fully on television's educational potential.
This is a potential that involves not only the classrooms of
all grades, but also improvement of the living and cultural
standards of all our people.
To supervise the initial operations and to coordinate our
planning for the future, I recommend the establishment of a
Florida Television Commission, in line with the recommenda-
tion of the Committee on Educational Television which I ap-
pointed. This Commission should function under the Board of
Education, with authority to serve all of our State supported
educational institutions above the high school level.
Public Schools



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The astounding fact is that just to keep pace with the in-
creasing enrollment in our public schools we must provide a
new classroom and employ a new teacher in Florida every five
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Careful studies have been made of the two vital problems in
this field-school construction and teacher recruitment and
retention-and the findings are available to you.
It is shown that, at the present rate of growth, it will take
$52 million a year and 5,000 new teachers a year to build and
staff the new schools needed for new students.
This does not take into account the backlog of school build-
ing needs now exceeding $85 million.
Because the building problem will remain with us for years
to come, I think we should address ourselves to a continuing
answer and not to emergency action. Therefore, I endorse that
recommendation of the Citizens' School Construction Com-
mittee which provides for each county to receive additionally
from the State for buildings $200 per pupil increase.
This will require, from the State's General Fund, an esti-
mated $23,065,000 for the biennium. And this should be made
contingent upon dollar for dollar matching by the counties.
Now with reference to teachers' salaries:
To attract good teachers and retain them, we must pay ade-
quate salaries, which, generally speaking, we are not now
doing. The failure is primarily that of the counties, because
the State supports minimum salaries only and the counties
are obligated to build upon this foundation. It is contended,
however, that most of the counties are doing their utmost
under restrictions now imposed by the State. Our problem,
therefore, is to determine how much more the State can and
should contribute for the minimum foundation and how we
may enable and require the counties to do more.
In the State's salary contribution, I recommend that you
provide an increase of $300 per instruction unit.
The additional cost to the State will be $21,782,000 for the
biennium.
This, I agree, is not enough. So I propose further that the
State provide an additional $200 per unit for merit raises-to
be made available in the fiscal year 1958-59 to those counties
prepared to match the same dollar for dollar under a system
approved by the Board of Education for benefiting those
teachers with special abilities.
In our anxiety to meet the teacher shortage, we must not
think only in terms of quantity. We must think also in terms of
quality. A salary plan based upon merit not only is fair to the
teachers but also will prove more attractive to new teachers
who can find therein opportunities to improve their economic
positions by demonstrating superior skills. I recognize that it
will take some time to develop such a plan, and this is one of
the reasons I recommend that it be put into effect in the
second year of the biennium. This delay is also essential to
allow for the improvement of the counties' ability to provide
the required matching funds.
What I have outlined here involves a total cost to the State
for teachers' salaries of approximately $30,000,000.
This is in addition to the $23,065,000 proposed for school
construction and, of course, in addition to the $211,631,000
found to be required to support the Minimum Foundation Pro-
gram as it now stands. I do not believe the State logically
should be called upon to do more in direct contributions.
Later, in dealing with fiscal affairs, I shall make recommenda-
tions which I feel will enable the counties to meet more ade-
quately their existing obligations and further fulfill the new
obligations in providing matching funds for both buildings
and salary increases.
I realize the plan I outline for raising teachers' salaries is
not the easy way. But it is the responsible and the right way.
I am convinced that under this plan, if approved by you,
every county, with a sincere and determined desire to do so,
can within the new biennium provide salaries in line with
the standards recommended by the Continuing Educational
Council and approved by the Florida Education Association.



Private Schools
I recommend legislation sponsored by the State Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction which will require all private














educational institutions to be chartered by the Secretary of
State, on approval of the Board of Education. This is essen-
tial to prevent abuses which the Superintendent and the
Council on Higher Education have forcefully pointed up.
Libraries-
Provision for adequate public library service in rural areas is
one of the most pressing cultural needs of the State. Two-
thirds of our rural citizens are without library facilities.
Some State assistance is necessary, and I join with the
State Library Board in urging that you make available ade-
quate state funds to enable Florida counties to acquire Federal
matching funds as they become available.
HEALTH AND WELFARE
In our march of progress, we must not overlook the obliga-
tions of the State in the fields of public health and welfare.
In recognition of rising living costs, I think we should in-
crease by 10 per cent the maximum allowances in all cate-
gories of public assistance-the aged, the blind, the dependent
children and the permanently disabled.
During your last regular session, you instituted the State-
County indigent hospitalization program and I recommend that
it be continued. You should also carefully analyze the rela-
tionship of this arrangement to our welfare programs in the
light of your special session action last year making provision
for hospital care of welfare recipients and in the light of new
Federal matching funds to be available July 1.
Public Health-
The appropriation to the State Board of Health for the
support of our county health units should be increased by one-
half million dollars annually. We are now asking the county
health departments to double their efforts in tuberculosis case
finding, to assume the responsibility of administering the
hospital program for the indigent, to work with our State
hospital referral of mentally ill patients and in the follow-up
of these patients after discharge.
Naturopathy-
Over a period of many years licensing of the practice of
naturopathy in Florida has been a source of controversy and of
charges of irregularities. In view of this, I recently requested
that an investigation of naturopathy in Florida and its status
over the nation be conducted by a qualified person assigned
by the State Board of Health.
This investigation has revealed that only six other states
currently recognize this profession, and there are no schools in
the nation presently offering courses in naturopathy conform-
ing to the requirements of the laws of our State. On the basis
of these findings, and for the protection of our people, among
whom I realize there are some who will doubt that this action
is for their benefit, I recommend that, effective October 1,
1957, you prohibit the further practice of naturopathy in this
State.
CONSERVATION
Our natural resources-so important for our own enjoyment
and as attractions-are also endangered by Florida's growth.
Water-
Next to the air we breathe, the most essential material we
use is water. Man can live for a month without food, but not
for a week without water.
For more than ten years there has been in Florida an active
state-wide concern over our water resources. With an ex-
tremely low rainfall in most portions of the State for the
past three years, the concern has changed to alarm and fear.
The State Water Resources Study Commission has clearly
determined that our supply exceeds all demands in the fore-
seeable future, if our water resources are properly managed.
However many areas of the State are experiencing extreme
difficulty, and there is ample evidence that the continuing
expansions of the State's agricultural, industrial, municipal
and recreational demands for water will aggravate the situ-
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The Commission's recommendations, to which I add my
full endorsement, call for the establishment of a regulatory
agency to administer a comprehensive water law which will
permit those desiring to use our water resources to do so
but prevent the waste or unreasonable use of water in areas
where excessive use threatens the rights of others or endangers
the State's resources by damage or depletion.
The agency administering this policy would be under the
Cabinet, sitting as the State Board of Conservation. It would
be assisted in research by the Geological Survey, which is
under the same Board.
Artificial Lakes
We are blessed with numerous natural lakes and streams.
But declining water levels in some areas and our population
growth, combined with the fact that more and more of our
lakes are being fenced off, give us a need for building low-cost,
low-level dams, where feasible to create artificial lakes, and for
making other improvements essential to the expansion of the
recreational uses of our fresh water.
More than 75 sites for the development of recreational areas
of this type already have been suggested to a study committee
which I apopinted, and information has been compiled on some
of these sites sufficient to allow immediate planning.
I recommend the establishment of a universal fishing license
fee, with the additional funds accruing to the Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission to be earmarked for this purpose.
These funds and other State and Federal funds which may be
available should be expended on a 50-50 matching basis with
the counties.
Game and Fish
Our growth means more people eager to hunt and fish and,
at the same time, the habitat of fish and game is constantly
diminishing.
The hyacinth control work of the Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission should be continued. The Commission should
also continue to expand its program for developing more man-
agement areas assuring places for the public to hunt and fish.
Further, the salt water fisheries division of the Conservation
Department should be given the funds and the modernized
laws necessary to continue its record of advancements. The
need for research in this field is particularly acute, as we
achieve even greater harmony between the sports and com-
mercial interests and sound progress for each.
The threat of the Red Tide continues, despite much pro-
gress in discovering the cause and a sure defense. The emer-
gency fund you provide in the General Appropriations Act will
be kept available for prompt relief measures, in the event of
any new outbreak.
State Lands
Tremendous pressures are building up to convert State-
owned lands to private ownership and development. Some of
this is not only desirable but also essential to sound growth.
Of great concern, however, are some 16,000,000 acres of
submerged bay-bottoms, bayous, streams, lakes and uplands
now held in public trust by the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund. These are some of the most beautiful public
lands in America. If they are not properly managed, we stand
to lose some of their public value and actually encourage mis-
use. Already much damage has been done. In some of our
counties, for example, magnificent bays have been ruined by
indiscriminate dredging and filling.
Anxious for the authority and the administrative procedures
to prevent improper exploitation, the Trustees, since your last
session, created the State Land Use and Control Commission
to investigate and recommend remedies.
The Commission's findings constitute a well-conceived, dili-
gent program for the proper conservation and orderly develop-
ment of the people's lands held in trust by the State.



The principal legislation recommended would authorize
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permanent bulkhead lines, beyond which filling and dredging
could not take place and within which permits would be re-
quired. The Trustees would be empowered further to exercise
similar control over 189 meandered fresh water lakes.
We are anxious also to take every reasonable and proper
step to prevent beach erosion which is a serious problem in
many areas.
Parks
The popularity of our State parks and historic memorials is
shown by the latest report on attendance, which now totals
2,600,000 visitors a year-a four-fold increase over the past
five years. We are steadily making improvements and opening
additional areas for public enjoyment.
There is included in the new budget funds for activating
major undeveloped areas in Flagler, Jackson, Clay, Sarasota,
and Lake Counties. I hope this work will be authorized.
Forestry
In order to further Florida's important forestry program, we
need to keep up our reforestation progress and take decisive
steps against destructive wild fires. I heartily approve the
plans of the Board of Forestry for two more tree nurseries
and for the purchase of the Withlacoochee State Forest, as a
joint wildlife management and State Forest area.
We stand among the poorest of all states in our record of
preventing forest fires. It is suggested that you authorize en-
gagement of a special Assistant Attorney General to work
full-time with our law enforcement officers and prosecuting
officials in a relentless campaign against arsonists.
I further recommend the necessary appropriations to afford
fire protection to the new counties which have elected to come
under this program.
Highways
We are driving ahead on our highway construction program,
but it is a road that seems to grow longer the more we travel
it. Here again we are facing a task made monumental by the
catching up we need to do, even while new demands surge daily
upon us. Our traffic is increasing by more than 12 per cent
each year, by far the highest rate in the country.
Our accomplishments are visible everywhere-and record-
breaking. During 1955 and 1956, 504 contracts were let cover-
ing construction work on 2,454 miles of roads and 72,006 feet
of bridges. Included was completion of the four-laning of 114
miles, and an additional 250 miles of such highway is now
under construction.
The State Road Department is now equipped to do a sound
job in all road categories. In passing the Highway Code of
1955, you rendered a great service to our State. It has per-
mitted administrative reorganization and a determination of
construction priorities by sufficiency ratings recognizing the
greatest needs.
The Code naturally requires some modification based upon
experience. The Road Board will suggest to you changes deal-
ing with, among other things, the makeup of the primary road
system and with municipal connecting links and feeder roads.
I urge your careful consideration of these proposals. Essential
changes should be readily made, but at the same time we
should hold to the basic intent and value of the Code.

There is one phase of road development, however, where al-
most insurmountable problems now occur. This concerns the
acquisition of primary and interstate rights-of-way. In the
past this responsibility has fallen upon the counties and cities.
And in many cases they are now not able to take care of these
costs.

To break this bottleneck, I recommend that we shift our
policy and that the State assume the responsibility for and
pay for all rights-of-way for primary and interstate roads. To
finance this cost, without reducing funds available for actual
construction, I recommend that there be levied a 2 per cent



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$16 or $17 million a year and that is the approximate cost of
the current rights-of-way acquisition involved.
Florida is the only sales tax state exempting motor vehicle
sales and it is an equitable tax designed to meet a vital and
necessary need.
I also recommend that you make provisions for offsetting
resulting improvements to the remaining lands against sever-
ance damages claimed against the State in rights-of-way con-
demnation proceedings. Also, attorneys' fees should not be
allowed as costs against the State, where the owner refuses
the voluntary payment of damages equal to the recovery
awarded. Provisions of this kind are commonly applied in
other states. They are fair and equitable and will result in
very substantial savings in highway costs.
Turnpike
On January 26, 1957, the so-called bob-tail turnpike was
opened to toll-paying traffic. Toll revenues have far exceeded
expectations.
This earnings record to date should enhance our chances for
marketing previously validated bonds for the full-length exten-
sion, despite the national tight money situation.
The Turnpike Authority believes there is no need at this
time, however, for authorization of additional projects in the
toll system. You have already authorized spurs to the Tampa
Bay area and through Northwest Florida, for which a complete
survey will be undertaken when the State of Alabama deter-
mines where it will exit its proposed tie-in facility.
Traffic Safety
We are building safe highways, but we are obligated to do
more in fact, to do everything humanly possible to stop
the appalling toll of death and destruction current on our
streets and highways.
There are many steps which can be taken, as pointed up by
the very excellent committee work of the Legislative Council.
I will attempt to mention specifically only a few of the most
important actions which I think this session of the Legislature
should take in this field:
(1) The authorized strength of the Florida Highway Patrol
should be increased from 400 to 500 patrolmen.
(2) We should establish maximum speed limits in lieu of
the present prima facie law these limits to be 60 miles per
hour daytime and 55 miles per hour nighttime, in conformity
with the national uniform vehicle code.
(3) Drivers' Licenses should be issued for two-year periods,
expiring during the month of each licensee's birth.
(4) I recommend strengthening the law providing for
selective re-examination of drivers whose ability safely to
operate vehicles becomes questionable.
That these measures will be effective we have sound proof.
They are directed toward strict enforcement of our safety
laws, and toward the sound and essential policy of making
it more difficult to obtain the driving privilege and less difficult
to lose it.
LAW ENFORCEMENT
We should be proud of the accomplishments of the Florida
Sheriffs' Bureau, since its activation on a trial basis without
direct appropriation, following the 1955 session of the Legisla-
ture.
It has amassed tremendous crime files, created a statewide
communications network, taken the first steps toward creation
of a State crime laboratory, instituted a program for the
advancement of law enforcement training, and conducted a
large number of effective investigations.
I urgently recommend that the Bureau be given sufficient
funds to carry on with its well-planned program.



It is the feeling of our Attorney General that he should be
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anti-bookie law. I agree that such direct enforcement actually
does not fall within the normal functions of the Attorney
General's office and join in his suggestion that this responsibil--
ity be transferred to the Sheriffs' Bureau.
Criminal Justice
The suppression of crime requires not only strict law en-
forcement but also vigorous and effective prosecution. Justice
is served by the conviction and punishment of the guilty, just
as it is served by the acquittal and release of the innocent.
With this in mind, I have appointed an advisory committee
on criminal justice to carefully review inadequacies in our
laws.
The committee has made certain recommendations for
plugging loop holes; including those growing out of searches
and seizures. These proposals have been submitted to you,
and I recommend the law reform thus indicated.
As a part of our effort to improve our penal and correctional
system, I also recommend a measure to provide for indeter-
minate sentencing of convicted persons. Our present system
of sentencing leads to a wide disparity and handicaps efforts
to rationalize the treatment of offenders. Under the proposed
law, a judge would have the option of sentencing a convicted
person to a definite term, as now, or if he saw fit, to an in-
definite sentence, leaving to parole and other authorities the
power of determining the time of detention, based upon a
competent study.
FEE SYSTEM
There is no longer any logical basis for continuing the fee
system as a basis of compensating any county officials, but
it is especially important that we eliminate this evil from
the law enforcement field. I earnestly hope that, as a minimum
reform in this field, you will remove the sheriffs from this
basis of compensation without further delay. There is no
proper place for the profit motive in law enforcement.
QUICKIE DIVORCE
Two years ago I recommended to you that our quickie divorce
law be repealed.

You declined to follow the recommendation, but I renew
the request, with the hope that a majority of both houses,
"upon further reflection, will now be willing to take favorable
action.

I also recommend that you provide by law for a 60-day
period following an interlocutory divorce decree before the
same becomes final.

My advocacy of the repeal of the 90-day residence provision
is based largely upon the honest conviction that it is wrong
for Florida, with the great stake we have in maintaining the
finest possible moral atmosphere, to hold out quick and easy
severance of marriage ties among our attractions and business-
es. Further, there will be less pretense, less invitation to fraud,
with a longer residence requirement.

ELECTIONS

As Florida grows and changes economically, it is also
experiencing changes in its political realities, including transi-
tion away from the traditional one-party system.
Fewer and fewer county and State officials are finding victory
in the May primaries to be tantamount to election. As a result
we have a clear duty to readjust our election code in order
to serve our citizens and both political parties.

Many able citizens are staying out of public service, because
they cannot devote the time and money required for a long
campaign-now almost a year with two primaries in May and
a general election in November.

I recommend that we move the dates for our primaries from
May to mid-September and early October. This will provide
a campaign period of less than four months between the first



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MANSION
Ready for occupancy, except for completion of the furnishing
job, is the new Governor's Mansion. I hope it will be a source
of pride for our people and a wonderful home away from home
for our Governors over many years to come.



To preserve its structure, style, and character over the years,
through continuity of maintenance, refurnishing and repairs,
I suggest there be created a Governor's Mansion Commission,
to which would be made the necessary appropriations, in lieu
of leaving this responsibility to the Governors themselves.
Such a Commission of outstanding citizens already has serv-
ed untiringly and with great ability in planning the furnishings
and the grounds.
FINANCES
I am proud and happy to report that we will close the
biennium on June 30 with approximately $38,000,000 in the
General Fund as a free and unencumbered cash balance. This
is only $2 million less than we started with on July 1, 1955,
despite very substantial expansions of our State services and
facilities and costly expenses in meeting the Mediterranean
fruit fly emergency.
As we face the next biennium, we are required to spend more
for three principal reasons: (1) the growth of our popula-
tion; (2) the continued inflationary spiral which increases
the prices of the goods and services which the State must buy,
and (3) the needs and demands of the people of Florida for
higher standards and a broader scope of public service.
Some of these same factors, plus an even more rapid rise
in the wealth of our people, contribute to a steady climb in
our revenue from present sources. Nevertheless, State expendi-
tures in 1949-50 amounted to 5.4 per cent of personal income
compared with 5.3 per cent in 1955. So the relative individual
burden of State government actually declined.
The Budget Director estimates that income for
the General Revenue Fund in the coming bien-
nium from existing revenue sources, will reach
$532,800,000. Adding to this his estimate of a
$38,000,000 carry-over makes a total of...................$570,800,000

available for appropriation.
The operating appropriations recommended by
the Budget Commission add up to ........................... 488,678,280.
the largest budget in our history. After careful
evaluation, however, I believe you will agree that
the recommendations are conservative in relation
to needs. In fact, you may find some cutbacks
have been too severe.
In addition, the Budget Commission has recom-
mended building projects and major improve-
m ents totaling ...................... ....... .............. ... .... 49,412,349.

The unappropriated balance, based on the Budget
Commission action, would be ................................... 32,709,371.
This is the approximate amount involved in all
of my additional recommendations herein, except
for those dealing with the public schools.
As the State's share of these public school obligations, I
have previously recommended additional appropriations total-
ing $53 million. To provide necessary added revenue, we must
resort either to new forms of taxation or expand existing
sources.
I believe the soundest approach is first to review our present
State taxes carefully, searching for areas of unfairness and
leakage.
This the Citizens' Tax Council, carrying out the assignment
given it two years ago, has done and I commend its members
for the thoroughness of their work ard their conscientious
devotion to it.
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the basis for a tax program consistent with fairness and
equity. I concur with the Council in its determination that,
within the State's present tax structure, the sales tax offers
the field which can most logically be made productive of the
additional revenue for which we now have need. It is also the
field in which the most serious inequities and losses from evasion
occur because of certain exemptions. Our able Comptroller
has estimated that because of such evasions the State is now
Icsing possibly $5 million each year in taxes lawfully due.
I recommend, therefore, that you consider removal of the
following exemptions first:
(1) On purchase of industrial machinery and equipment,
with a rate of one per cent to be imposed for the reasons
suggested by the Council.
(2) On clothing purchases under $10.
(3) On alcoholic beverages, and
(4) On items otherwise taxed but exempt if purchased for
certain uses, including farm and institutional uses.
I believe these revisions alone will produce the recommended
$53 million and also revenue to replace losses to the State
occasioned by an adjustment hereafter recommended. You
may not agree to all of these suggestions and you will find,
in the report of the Tax Council, a choice of adequate sub-
stitute measures.

This calculation does not allow for a substantial specific
dollar working reserve. I am confident this can be assured,
however, by taking advantage of the economies which I have
suggested and taking into account necessary lags in certain
expenditures.
Local Finances
To make sure that no county is without the means to par-
ticipate in the proposed matching features of the school pro-
grams, and to meet our general obligation to provide further
support for an adequate local tax structure, I recommend:
(1) Repeal of the present archaic and discriminatory occu-
pational and retailer license taxes now imposed by the counties
and State, and the substitution of a new single set of occupa-
tional fees based on brackets applied to the volume of business.
As suggested by the Council, the maximum for any occupation
would be $100. The State would retain only enough to cover
administrative costs and the balance of some $4 million an-
nually would be remitted to the School Boards of the counties
where collected.
(2) Adoption of a schedule of extra motor vehicle license
taxes, to be collected by the State but effective only in those
counties which locally impose the levy, the proceeds to go to
the county school fund. I suggest the schedule be such that.
if applied state-wide, the overall increase in tag revenue would
be approximately 30 per cent.
(3) Enactment of the Tax Council's proposal for creation
of a State-Local Board of Property Assessments.

I am convinced that the basic local tax structure must con-
tinue to be the property tax and that we will never arrive at
a proper and sound solution of our financial problems, either
State or local, until we deal squarely and fairly with this
problem.

It is unwise for the State to proceed further and further
in accepting burdens passed on from the local level on the mere
assumption that maximum local effort has been made. With-
out sound assurance of equalized assessments fairly related
to value as required by law, this will never be the case.

We can never treat all our people honestly and fairly un-
less we make firm and positive progress to roll back the in-
sidious and iniquitous tide of ineptitude and favoritism that
engulfs our county tax assessment practices at the present
time.

The proposed Board of Assessments would consist of both
State and local officials and I can see no valid objections to
it from the standpoint of fairness to all our people, wherever
they may live and whatever taxes they may pay.



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Such a step, either directly or indirectly, will be of great
help to our municipalities as well and I realize many of them
are caught in the same difficulties.
Both the cities and the counties, of course, also will receive
substantial relief through the assumption by the Road De--
partment of the obligation for acquiring primary and inter-
state rights-of-way.
In the enactment of this whole tax program, I believe, you
need have no fear of the public's failing to share your confi-
dence in Florida's future and your understanding of the needs
of our times.
CONCLUSION
You have been most patient with the presentation of an un-
usually long message, and I am grateful.
There is a story with which I want to close:
On an April morning in one of the nation's great cities, a
stranger walked out to take in the full beauty and excitement
of the season. Trees in the parks were flowering, birds were
darting through he sunlight, and the whole atmosphere was
filled with the spirit of creativeness and fresh beginning.
On a sidewalk, the stranger saw three blind men-each with
a tin cup and the usual sign around his neck. And then he
noticed that the people would generally pass two by but al-
most invariably give to the third.
The stranger came a little closer and observed that the two
men who were being by-passed wore signs reading, "Please help
the blind." But the third, who was doing so well, had a sign
which read: "It is April, and I cannot see."
You and I are indeed living in the April of Florida's history.
This is the season of Florida's first full flowering. This is the
season of building anew, of fresh promise, of unlimited oppor-
tunities, of unfolding horizons, of strength to match our will.
We must thank God that it is our good fortune to live in
these challenging times-and more-that we can see.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IN THE CHAIR.
Senator Davis (10th) moved that the joint session be now
dissolved and the Senate resume its session in the Senate
Chamber.
The motion was agreed to and the Senate retired to the.
Senate Chamber.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:44 P. M.
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded
present:



Mr. Speaker Grimes
Alexander Harris
Anderson Hathaway
Arrington Herrell
Askins Hollahan
Ayers Hopkins
Barron Horne
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Chappell Livingston
Cleveland Maness
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Gibbons Mitchell, R. 0.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Griffin,JJ.J.,Jr. Moody
A quorum present.



Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard



Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith. S. C.
Stewart, C. rD.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sutton
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



The Honorable J. Y. Porter of Monroe, who was absent at
the morning session due to illness, was administered the otth











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of office by Justice Campbell Thornal of the Supreme Court.
MR. BEASLEY IN THE CHAIR.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Conner, mother and father of ihe
Speaker, and Mrs. B. E. Bennett, mother of the Speaker's
wife, were called to the rostrum where they were introduced
and presented to the Membership of the House.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
standing committees:
AERONAUTICS (GROUP 7)
Henry W. Land, Chairman; John B. Orr, Jr., Vice Chairman;
John E. Mathews, Jr., Richard B. Muldrew, William G. O'Neill,
Fred C. Petersen, J. Y. Porter.
AGRICULTURE (GROUP 7)
W. M. Inman, Chairman; Wayne O. Manning, Vice Chair-
man; Morrison Kimbrough, Frank Marshburn, J. W. McAlpin,
Sam Mitchell, Otis R. Peavy, C. A. Roberts, Emmett S. Roberts,
E. C. Rowell, George Stone.
APPROPRIATIONS (GROUP 3)
James S. Moody, Chairman; J. J. Griffin, Jr., Vice Chairman;
William V. Chappell, Jr., John M. Hathaway, Mallory E. Home,
Henry W. Land, William H. (Bill) Maness, Frank Marshburn,
J. W. McAlpin, Andrew J. (Jack) Musselman, Jr., John B. Orr,
Jr., J. E. Pratt, Homer T. Putnal, Emmett S. Roberts, S. D.
(Sam) Saunders, Walter O. Sheppard, John S. Shipp, Jr., S. C.
Smith, George Stone, Ralph D. Turlington, Nathan Zelmenovitz.
ATOMIC ENERGY (GROUP 1)
Andrew J. (Jack) Musselman, Jr., Chairman; J. Y. Porter,
Vice Chairman; Henry S. Bartholomew, Ralph J. Blank, Jr.,
Mallory E. Home, Ray Mattox, J. Troy Peacock, Fred C. Peter-
sen, Ralph D. Turlington.
BANKS & LOANS (GROUP 1)
Elbert L. Stewart, Chairman; J. B. Hopkins, Vice Chairman;
William V. Chappell, Jr., Cecil G. Costin, Jr., C. E. Duncan,
J. J. Griffin, Jr., John Hathaway, George L. Hollahan, Jr.,
J. W. McAlpin, Bernie C. Papy, Homer T. Putnal, Houston
Roberts, Walter 0. Sheppard, James H. Sweeny, Jr., Ralph D.
Turlington.
CENSUS & APPORTIONMENT (GROUP 7)
Homer T. Putnal, Chairman; Charles D. Stewart, Vice Chair-
man; John L. Ayers, George H. Anderson, John J. Crews, Jr.,
Gordon V. Frederick, J. J. Griffin, Jr., James S. Moody, Mrs.
Bryant Patton, Rupert Jasen Smith, George E. Youngberg, Sr.
CITRUS (GROUP 5)
G. W. (Dick) Williams, Chairman; Rupert Jasen Smith, Vice
Chairman; Welborn Daniel, Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., William C.
Grimes, Frederick B. Karl, Henry W. Land, Howard Livingston,
Richard B. Muldrew, Marvin H. Rowell, S. C. Smith, L. B.
(Buck) Vocelle, J. R. A. Williams.
CLAIMS (GROUP 4)
John J. Crews, Jr., Chairman; Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., Vice
Chairman; John L. Ayers, Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Welborn Daniel,
Gordon V. Frederick, W. M. Inman, Nathan Weinstein.

COMMERCE & RECIPROCAL TRADE (GROUP 5)
Mrs. Bryant Patton, Chairman; Gordon V. Frederick, Vice
Chairman; Thomas M. Carney, James H. (Jimmy) Wise,
George E. Youngberg, Sr.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS (GROUP 5)
William V. Chappell, Jr., Chairman; Mallory E. Home, Vice
Chairman; J. S. Alexander, Thos. D. (Tom) Beasley, James N.
(Gator) Beck, Hal Chaires, Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., John J.
Crews, Jr., J. Emory (Red) Cross, C. E. Duncan, Sam M. Gib-



bons, John M. Hathaway, W. C. (Cliff) Herrell, Howell Lan-



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O. W. Jones, Chairman; B. D. (Georgia Boy) Williams, Vice-
Chairman; Dempsey J. Barron, Ralph J. Blank, Jr., William C.
Grimes, George L. Hollahan, Jr., Robert T. Mann, William G.
O'Neill, J. Troy Peacock.



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caster, Frank Marshburn, John E. Mathews, Jr., Houston W.
Roberts, John S. Shipp, Jr., Charles D. Stewart, Elbert L.
Stewart, Roy Surles.
COUNTY GOVERNMENT (GROUP 2)
Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Chairman; John L. Ayers, Vice Chair-
man; James N. (Gator) Beck, C. E. Duncan, William E. Harris,
George L. Hollahan, Jr., Frederick B. Karl, A. J. Ryan, Jr.,
John A. Sutton, W. L. Wadsworth, James Lorenzo Walker.
DRAINAGE & WATER CONSERVATION (GROUP 8)
Joe H. Peeples, Jr., Chairman; E. C. Rowell, Vice Chairman;
John L. Ayers, Sam M. Gibbons, W. M. Inman, Sam Mitchell,
Edwin H. Peters, Emmett S. Roberts, Marvin H. Rowell, A. J.
Ryan, Jr., Elbert L. Stewart, John A. Sutton, Harry W. West-
berry, G. W. (Dick) Williams, James H. (Jimmy) Wise, George
E. Youngberg, Sr., Nathan Zelmenovitz.
EDUCATION -HIGHER LEARNING (GROUP 1)
J. Emory (Red) Cross, Chairman; James N. (Gator) Beck,
Vice Chairman; Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sam M. Gibbons, Ben
Hill Griffin, Jr., William C. Grimes, William E. Harris, George
L. Hollahan, Jr., Frederick B. Karl, Howard Livingston, John
E. Mathews, Jr., Richard O. (Dick) Mitchell, Edwin H. Peters,
Emmett S. Roberts, Rupert Jasen Smith, John A. Sutton,
Nathan I. (Sonny) Weinstein.
EDUCATION PUBLIC SCHOOLS (GROUP 1)
John S. Shipp, Jr., Chairman; George Stone, Vice Chairman;
T. H. (Tommy) Askins, Thos. D. (Tom) Beasley, Welborn Dan-
iel, W. C. (Cliff) Herrell, Henry W. Land, William H. (Bill)
Maness, Robert T. Mann, Wayne O. Manning, Sam Mitchell,
William G. O'Neill, J. E. Pratt, Marvin H. Rowell, A. J. Ryan,
Jr., S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Allison R. Strickland, Roy Surles,
L. B. (Buck) Vocelle, W. L. Wadsworth, G. W. (Dick) Williams.

ELECTIONS (GROUP 7)
Howard Livingston, Chairman; W. L. Wadsworth, Vice
Chairman; J. S. Alexander, Sam M. Gibbons, William E. Har-
ris, J. Troy Peacock, E. C. Rowell, B. E. Shaffer, L. B. (Buck)
Vocelle.

FINANCE & TAXATION (GROUP 3)
Roy Surles, Chairman; James H. Sweeny, Jr., Vice Chairman;
J. S. Alexander, C. Fred Arrington, Mack N. Cleveland, Jr.,
J. Emory (Red) Cross, Sam M. Gibbons, W. C. (Cliff) Herrell,
O. W. Jones, Howard Livingston, Wayne 0. Manning, John E.
Mathews, Jr., Bernie C. Papy, Mrs. Bryant Patton, Joe H.
Peeples, Jr., C. A. Roberts, Charles D. Stewart, Elbert L. Stew-
art, F. Charles Usina, L. B. (Buck) Vocelle, G. W. (Dick)
Williams.
FORESTRY (GROUP 8)
Frank Marshburn, Chairman; C. A. Roberts, Vice-Chairman;
J. S. Alexander, T. H. (Tommy) Askins, O. W. Jones, Wayne
O. Manning, Bobby Russ, S. D. (Sam) Saunders, George Stone,
Allison R. Strickland, W. L. Wadsworth.
GAME & FRESH WATER FISH (GROUP 9)
John M. Hathaway, Chairman; Marvin H. Rowell, Vice-
Chairman; Dempsey J. Barron, James N. (Gator) Beck, Hal
Chaires, Richard 0. (Dick) Mitchell, Otis R. Peavy, Houston
W. Roberts, E. C. Rowell, Marvin H. Rowell, Bobby Russ, Wal-
ter 0. Sheppard, Elbert L. Stewart, James Lorenzo Walker.

GOVERNMENTAL REORGANIZATION (GROUP 7)
Nathan I. (Sonny) Weinstein, Chairman; George L. Holla-
han, Jr., Vice-Chairman; William V. Chappell, Jr., Welborn
Daniel, Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., O. W. Jones, Howell Lancaster,
William H. (Bill) Maness, Robert T. Mann, J. W. McAlpin,
Marvin H. Rowell, John S. Shipp, Jr., Roy Surles, Ralph D.
Turlington, G. W. (Dick) Williams.
HOTELS & RESTAURANTS (GROUP 8)












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HOUSE ADMINISTRATION
Mallory E. Home, Chairman; L. B. "Buck" Vocelle, Vice-
Chairman; George H. Anderson, John M. Hathaway, Houston
W. Roberts, Bobby Russ.
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT (GROUP 6)
Emmett S. Roberts, Chairman; Edwin H. Peters, Vice-Chair-
man; J. S. Alexander, C. Fred Arrington, Dempsey J. Barron,
Morrison Kimbrough, E. C. Rowell, Bobby Russ, A. J. Ryan.
Jr., B. E. Shaffer, George Stone, Harry W. Westberry, George
E. Youngberg, Sr.
INSURANCE (GROUP 5)
J. J. Griffin, Jr., Chairman; William H. (Bill) Maness, Vice-
Chairman; George H. Anderson, Dempsey J. Barron, Henry S.
Bartholomew, George L. Hollahan, Jr., Richard O. (Dick)
Mitchell, J. E. Pratt, Ralph D. Turlington.
JUDICIARY A (CIVIL) (GROUP 7)
Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Chairman; Dempsey J. Barron, Vice-
Chairman; Ralph J. Blank, Jr., Thomas M. Carney, J. B. Hop-
kins, Frederick B. Karl, Richard O. (Dick) Mitchell, A. J
Ryan, Jr., L. B. (Buck) Vocelle.
JUDICIARY B (CRIMINAL) (GROUP 6)
Sam M. Gibbons, Chairman; John J. Crews, Jr., Vice- Chair-
man; Gordon B. Frederick, Howard Livingston, John E. Math-
ews, Jr,, John B. Orr, Jr., John A. Sutton.
JUDICIARY C (GENERAL) (GROUP 8)
Charles D. Stewart, Chairman; William V. Chappell, Jr.,
Vice Chairman; C. E. Duncan, Mallory E. Horne, Walter O.
Sheppard, Roy Surles, "Sonny" Nathan I. Weinstein.
JUDICIARY D (COURTS) (GROUP 6)
William H. (Bill) Maness, Chairman; William G. O'Neill,
Vice Chairman; Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Welborn Daniel, James
S. Moody, Richard B. Muldrew, Rupert Jasen Smith.
LABOR (GROUP 5)
John B. Orr, Jr., Chairman; John A. Sutton, Vice Chairman;
Cecil G. Costin, Jr., W. M. Inman, William G. O'Neill, B. E.
Shaffer, Harry W. Westberry.
LIVESTOCK (GROUP 9)
Nathan Zelmenovitz, Chairman; Hal Chaires, Vice Chairman;
John L. Ayers, Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., W. M. Inman, Joe H.
Peeples, Jr., Homer T. Putnal, C. A. Roberts, G. W. (Dick)
Williams.
MENTAL HEALTH (GROUP 9)
S. C. Smith, Chairman; A. J. Ryan, Jr., Vice Chairman; Mack
N. Cleveland, Jr., John J. Crews, Jr., J. Emory (Red) Cross,
Welborn Daniel, Sam M. Gibbons, Jr., J. B. Hopkins, Henry W.
Land, John B. Orr, Jr., F. Charles Usina.
MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS (GROUP 6)
William C. Grimes, Chairman; Richard O. (Dick) Mitchell,
Vice Chairman; Wayne O. Manning, J. Y. Porter, S. C. Smith,
Allison R. Strickland, L. B. (Buck) Vocelle.
MOTOR VEHICLES & CARRIERS (GROUP 2)
Marvin H. Rowell, Chairman; Bobby Russ, Vice Chairman;
Henry S. Bartholomew, Ralph J. Blank, Jr., W. M. Inman,
Morrison Kimbrough, Robert T. Mann, Otis R. Peavy, Edwin
H. Peters, Harry W. Westberry, B. D. (Georgia Boy) Williams,
James H. (Jimmy) Wise, George E. Youngberg, Sr.

MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT (GROUP 6)
W. C. (Cliff) Herrell, Chairman; George H. Anderson, Vice
Chairman; Thomas M. Carney, William E. Harris, Frederick B.
Karl, Robert T. Mann, Charles D. Stewart.

OIL, PHOSPHATE & MINERALS (GROUP 2)
Howell Lancaster, Chairman; Ray Mattox, Vice Chairman;
Gordon V. Frederick, William G. O'Neill, J. Troy Peacock, Fred



Petersen.



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PENSIONS & RETIREMENT (GROUP 8)
Ralph D. Turlington, Chairman; Welborn Daniel, Vice-Chair-
man; C. Fred Arrington, J. J. Griffin, Jr., R. O. (Dick) Mitchell,
B. E. Shaffer, Rupert Jasen Smith, S. C. Smith, B. D. (Georgia
Boy) Williams.
PERSONNEL
J. W. McAlpin, Chairman; Sam Mitchell, Vice-Chairman;
Howard Livingston, C. A. Roberts, Emmett S. Roberts.
PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS (GROUP 9)
Houston W. Roberts, Chairman; Nathan I. (Sonny) Wein-
stein, Vice-Chairman; Thos. D. (Tom) Beasley, W. C. (Cliff)
Herrell, Andrew J. (Jack) Musselman, Jr., James H. Sweeny,
Jr., Harry Westberry.
PUBLIC HEALTH (GROUP 8)
F. Charles Usina, Chairman; Otis R. Peavy, Vice-Chairman;
Thos. D. (Tom) Beasley, Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., Howard Living-
ston, William H. (Bill) Maness, J. W. McAlpin, Homer T.
Putnal, Houston W. Roberts, John S. Shipp, Jr., James H.
Sweeny, Jr.
PUBLIC LANDS & PARKS (GROUP 5)
Bernie C. Papy, Chairman; James Lorenzo Walker, Vice-
Chairman; T. H. (Tommy) Askins, John L. Ayers, Wayne O.
Manning, J. Troy Peacock, Fred C. Petersen.
PUBLIC PRINTING (GROUP 7)
Mallory E. Home, Chairman; J. E. Pratt, Vice-Chairman;
Andrew J. (Jack) Musselman, Jr., S. C. Smith, Nathan Zel-
menovitz.
PUBLIC ROADS & HIGHWAYS (GROUP 6)
C. E. Duncan, Chairman; J. Troy Peacock, Vice-Chairman;
James N. (Gator) Beck, Ralph J. Blank, Jr., Hal Chaires, Wil-
liam V. Chappell, Jr., J. Emory (Red) Cross, George L. Holla-
han, Jr., J. B. Hopkins, O. W. Jones, Howell Lancaster, Frank
Marshburn, Ray Mattox, Bernie C. Papy, Mrs. Bryant Patton,
Joe H. Peeples, Jr., J. E. Pratt, S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Elbert
L. Stewart, F. Charles Usina, W. L. Wadsworth, James Lorenzo
Walker, B. D. (Georgia Boy) Williams, J. R. A. Williams, James
H. (Jimmy) Wise.

PUBLIC SAFETY (GROUP 8)
Hal Chaires, Chairman; John E. Mathews, Jr., Vice-Chair-
man; George H. Anderson, Henry S. Bartholomew, John J.
Crews, Jr., W. C. (Cliff) Herrell, Morrison Kimbrough, Howell
Lancaster, Ray Mattox, R. O. (Dick) Mitchell, Andrew J.
(Jack) Musselman, Jr.

PUBLIC UTILITIES (GROUP 6)
James H. Sweeny, Jr., Chairman; Andrew J. (Jack) Mus-
selman, Jr., Vice-Chairman; Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., C. E.
Duncan, John M. Hathaway, Henry W. Land, C. A. Roberts,
Walter 0. Sheppard, Roy Surles.
PUBLIC WELFARE (GROUP 4)
James N. (Gator) Beck, Chairman; Morrison Kimbrough,
Vice-Chairman; Wayne O. Manning, Ray Mattox, Sam Mitch-
ell, Edwin H. Peters, J. Y. Porter, E. C. Rowell, Allison R.
Strickland, Nathan I. (Sonny) Weinstein, B. D. (Georgia Boy)
Williams, J. R. A. Williams.

RESOLUTIONS & MEMORIALS (GROUP 8)
J. R. A. Williams, Chairman; William E. Harris, Vice-Chair-
man, James N. "Gator" Beck, J. Emory (Red) Cross, Fred C.
Petersen.

RULES & CALENDAR
Thos. D. (Tom) Beasley, Chairman; Roy Surles, Vice Chair-



man; Hal Chaires, William V. Chappell, Jr., Mack N. Cleveland,
Jr., Cecil G. Costin, Jr., John J. Crews, Jr., J. Emory (Red)
Cross, C. E. Duncan, J. J. Griffin, Jr., W. C. (Cliff) Herrell,
J. B. Hopkins, Mallory E. Horne, Howell Lancaster, James S.
Moody, Andrew J. (Jack) Musselman, Jr., Bernie C. Papy,














Houston W. Roberts, S. D. (Sam) Saunders, John S. Shipp, Jr.,
Charles D. Stewart, Elbert L. Stewart, James H. Sweeny, Jr.,
F. Charles Usina, Harry W. Westberry.
SALT WATER CONSERVATION (GROUP 7)
Walter 0. Sheppard, Chairman; James H. (Jimmy) Wise,
Vice Chairman; T. H. (Tommy) Askins, Henry S. Bartholomew,
Cecil G. Costin, Jr., William C. Grimes, John M. Hathaway,
Bernie C. Papy, Mrs. Bryant Patton, Bobby Russ, Allison R.
Strickland, Charles Usina, James Lorenzo Walker.
STATE ADVERTISING (GROUP 9)
J. E. Pratt, Chairman; T. H. (Tommy) Askins, Vice Chair-
man; Thomas M. Carney, 0. W. Jones, Richard B. Muldrew,
Edwin H. Peters, J. Y. Porter, James Lorenzo Walker, J. R. A.
Williams.
STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS (GROUP 5)
S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Chairman; Allison R. Strickland,
Vice Chairman; J. B. Hopkins, Ray Mattox, James S. Moody,
Otis R. Peavy, Homer T. Putnal, C. A. Roberts, Nathan I.
(Sonny) Weinstein, B. D. (Georgia Boy) Williams, Nathan
Zelmenovitz.

STATE INSTITUTIONS (GROUP 1)
J. S. Alexander, Chairman; C. Fred Arrington, Vice Chair-
man; Richard B. Muldrew, E. C. Rowell, B. E. Shaffer, S. C.



Smith, F. Charles Usina, J. R. A. Williams, James H. (Jimmy)
Wise.
STATUTORY REVISION (GROUP 4)
J. B. Hopkins, Chairman; Frederick B. Karl, Vice Chairman;
Dempsey J. Barron, Thomas M. Carney, William C. Grimes,
Richard B. Muldrew, Rupert Jasen Smith.
TEMPERANCE (GROUP 7)
Harry W. Westberry, Chairman; Joe H. Peeples, Jr., Vice
Chairman; C. Fred Arrington, Thos. D. (Tom) Beasley, Hal
Chaires, Charles D. Stewart, James H. Sweeny, Jr.
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION (GROUP 5)
C. Fred Arrington, Chairman; Ralph J. Blank, Jr., Vice
Chairman; William E. Harris, Edwin H. Peters, J. Y. Porter.
Mr. Beasley moved that the flowers in the House Chamber
be delivered to the various hospitals in the area for distribution
among the patients.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Beasley moved that the House now adjourn to reconvene
at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 5:09 P.M., the House stood
adjourned until 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.



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Wednesday, April 3, 1957



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 Grimes
Alexander Harris
Anderson Hathaway
Arrington Herrell
Askins Hollahan
Ayers Hopkins
Barron Hornme
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Chappell Livingston
Cleveland Maness
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Gibbons Mitchell, R. O.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Moody
A quorum present.



Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard



Shipp
Smith. S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sutton
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



The following prayer was offered by the Reverend W. E.
Hall, Chaplain:
"Let us Pray. Our Father, we are grateful this morning for
the privilege of life and health and strength, that you have
kept us since last we met, and we are back this morning, and
we thank Thee for it. And we pray that God will bless in this
session today, bless these men that have the responsibility
of guiding the destiny of this State. Bless the Speaker of the
House, the Sergeant-at-Arms and all of their staff and co-
laborers. God bless them and guide all of our lives, and may
we ever be conscious of the need of our Lord, that God has
said, 'Without Me, ye can do nothing', and may in all of our
doings we employ the leadership of the Holy Spirit that will
guide us to a complete victory and will praise Ye in Jesus'
name. Amen.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Tuesday, April 2, was ordered corrected,
and as corrected was approved.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Speaker announced the appointment of Representative
J. Emory Cross of Alachua to the Legislative Council, repre-
senting the 8th Congressional District.
Messrs. Wise and Smith of St. Lucie asked to be recorded
present.
COMMUNICATIONS
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
April 2, 1957
GENTLEMEN OF THE LEGISLATURE:
In pursuance of the requirement of Section II of Article IV
of the State Constitution, I have the honor to transmit here-
with a report covering every case of fine or forfeiture re-
fnitted, or reprieve, pardon or commutation granted, stating

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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, 1955.
Respectfully submitted,
LEROY COLLINS,
Governor
CECIL ANDERSON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Gads-
den County, Fall term 1948, of Shooting into a Dwelling, 3
charges, and placed on probation for a period of 4 years un-
der supervision of the Florida Parole Commission, and to pay
$50.00 to the Sheriff, in each case, for the parties offended,
granted a full pardon on June 22, 1955.
TOM COOPER, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Dade County, December term 1947, of Operating a Gambling
House, and sentenced to serve 6 months in the State Prison,
or to pay a fine of $300.00, granted a full pardon on June
22, 1955.
S. J. FORD, convicted in the Circuit Court, Brevard County,
Spring term 1946, of Uttering a Forged Instrument, and placed
on probation for a period of 2 years under supervision of the
Florida Parole Commission, granted a full pardon on June
22, 1955.
COYT HAMILTON, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Polk County, October 19, 1948, of Receiving Stolen
Property, and placed on probation for a period of 2 years
under supervision of the Florida Parole Commission, granted
a full pardon on June 22, 1955.
JOE HANDLE, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Dade County, December term 1940, of Armed Robbery, and
sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on June 22, 1955.
RAYMOND HOUSTON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Pin-
ellas County, Spring term 1936, of Breaking and Entering with
Intent to Commit a Felony, and sentenced to serve 18 months
in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 22, 1955.
OTIS NEAL JACKSON, JR., convicted in the Circuit Court,
Palm Beach County, Spring term 1951, of Rape, and sentenced
to Death by Electrocution, granted a Commutation of Sen-
tence on June 22, 1955.
EARLY JOHNSON, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Orange County, March term 1943, of Manslaughter, and
sentenced to serve 20 years in the Stpie Prison, granted a full
pardon on June 22, 1955.
MARGO KRUG, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Dade County, March term 1949, of Breaking and Entering,
Principal in the Second Degree, and sentenced to serve 3 ye are
in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 22, 1955.
PAT MATASSINI, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Hillsborough County, on September 26, 1950, of Breaking
and Entering, and sentenced to serve 3 years in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on June 22, 1955.
HAROLD GERMAINE NEWHOOK, convicted in the Court
of Record, Escamnbia County, March term 1952, of Breaking
and Entering, and placed on Probation, granted a full pardon
on June 22, 1955.
LOUIS OLIVER, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Broward County, September term 1950, of Operating a Gam-
bling House, and sentenced to pay a fine of $1,000.00, granted
a full pardon on June 22, 1955.

WARREN F. STEWART, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Broward County, January term 1951, of Armed
Robbery, and sentenced to serve 2 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on June 22, 1955.











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JOHN FRANK THORNTON, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Volusia County, Spring term 1938, of Armed Robbery, and
sentenced to serve 6 years in the State Prison, and convicted
in the Circuit Court, Okaloosa County, in 1939, of Armed
Robbery, and sentenced to life imprisonment in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on June 22, 1955.
MALCOLM TUCKER, convicted in the Circuit Court, Oka-
loosa County, Spring term 1946, of Withholding Means of
Support from Wife and Minor Children, and sentenced to
serve 18 months in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
June 22, 1955.
SIDNEY CHESTNUT, convicted in the Circuit Court, Polk
County, Spring term 1932, of Murder in the First Degree, and
sentenced to Life Imprisonment in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on June 22, 1955.
EDWIN C. EWING, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Palm Beach County, March term 1954, of Unlawful
for Officers to Accept Unauthorized Compensation for Non-
performance of Duty, and sentenced to serve 3 years in the
State Prison, granted a Conditional Pardon on July 12, 1955.
RAYMOND DeMARS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Dade
County, Fall term 1947, of Murder in the First Degree, and
sentenced to Life Imprisonment in the State Prison, granted
a Conditional Pardon on August 2, 1955.
RICHARD DOUGLAS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, August term 1944, of Breaking
and Entering and Grand Larceny, and placed on probation
for a period of 4 years, granted a full pardon on September
27, 1955.
RICHARD FLOYD, ALSO KNOWN AS FAT BACK, convicted
in the Circuit Court, Dade County, Spring term 1953, of Mur-
der in the First Degree, and sentenced to Death by Electrocu-
tion, granted a Commutation of Sentence to Life Imprisonment
in the State Prison on September 14, 1955.
LOUIS H. GARCIA, convicted in the United States District
Court for the Southern District of Florida, Hillsborough
County, February term 1941, of Receiving Obscene Motion
Picture sent in Interstate Commerce, and sentenced to pay a
fine of $500.00, granted full and complete restoration of his
civil rights in the State of Florida on September 14, 1955.
WILLIE GRAY, convicted in the Circuit Court, Duval
County, Spring term 1939, of Murder in the First Degree and
sentenced to Death by Electrocution, granted a full pardon on
September 27, 1955.
ANDREW HARDY, alias BUCK HARDY, convicted in the
Court of Crimes, Dade County, January 15, 1936, of Carrying
Concealed Weapons, and sentenced to pay a fine of $100.00
and costs of Court, in default thereof to serve 3 months in the
County Jail, granted a full pardon on September 27, 1955.
JULIO G. LOPEZ, alias JULIO GAVILLA, convicted in the
United States District Court, Southern District, Jacksonville
Division, April term 1942, of Use of United States Mails to
Defraud, sentence suspended and placed on probation for 2
years, granted a full restoration of his civil rights in the State
of Florida on September 27, 1955.
HERBERT E. MILLS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, December term 1950, of Armed Robbery,
and sentenced to serve 18 months in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on September 27, 1955.
GEORGE MOY (GEORGE F. NARRINGTON), convicted
in the United States Supreme Court, Washington, D. C., on
April 7, 1933, of House Breaking and Grand Larceny, and
sentenced to serve 2 years to 3 years in Prison, granted restora-
tion of his civil rights in the State of Florida on September
27, 1955.
EDWARD RONALD MUNRO, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Dade County, February term 1950, of At-
tempted Unarmed Robbery, and sentence suspended, granted
a full pardon on September 27, 1955.
SAMUEL ROMANE MURRAY, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Duval County, April term 1949, of Assault to



Commit Incest, and sentenced to 3 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on September 27, 1955.



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term 1945, of Violation of the Emergency Price Control Act of
1942, and sentenced to pay a fine of $3800.00 and serve one
year in Prison, prison sentence suspended and placed on proba-
tion for 3 years, granted restoration of civil rights in the State
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JOHN McDANIEL, convicted in the Circuit Court, Walton
County, Spring term 1939, of Murder in the First Degree, and
sentenced to Life Imprisonment in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on September 27, 1955.
JOHN WILLIAM WATERS, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Dade County, January 23, 1946. of Manslaughter,
and sentenced to 5 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on September 27, 1955.
WOODROW WILSON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Ala-
chua County, Fall term 1950, of Manslaughter, sentence sus-
pended and placed on probation for 5 years, granted a full
pardon on September 27, 1955.
JAMES WORLEY, convicted in the Circuit Court, Manatee
County, July term 1935, of Entering Without Breaking, and
sentenced to serve 18 months in the State Prison, granted full
pardon on September 27, 1955.
JAMES ASHLEY, convicted in the Circuit Court, Orange
County, Fall term 1937', of Murder in the First Degree, and
sentenced to Life Imprisonment in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on December 14, 1955.
ROBERT BENNETT, convicted in the Circuit Court, Hardee
County, Spring term 1954, of Breaking and Entering-sentence
suspended and placed on probation for 10 years, granted a
full pardon on December 14, 1955.
GARLAND EUGENE BOSTICK, convicted in the Circuit
Court, Pinellas County, Spring term 1942, of Breaking and
Entering, and sentenced to serve 2 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on December 14, 1955.
GEORGE BOUFFORD, convicted in the Circuit Court, Flag-
ler County, Spring term 1933, of Incest, and sentenced to
serve 12 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
December 14, 1955.
GEORGE GRAHAM DEMERRITT, convicted in the Crim-
inal Court of Record, Hillsborough County, October term 1949,
of Operating Gambling House, sentence suspended, and con-
victed of Permitting Gambling, and sentenced to pay a fine of
$500.00 or serve 6 months in the County Jail, granted a full
pardon on December 14, 1955.
TURNER DORRIS, convicted in the United States District
Court for the Southern District of Florida, Dade County, July
term 1945, of Violation of the Emergency Price Control Act of
1942, and sentenced to pay a fine of $3800.00 and serve one
year in Prison, prison sentence suspended and placed on pro-
bation for 3 years, granted restoration of civil rights in the
State of Florida on December 14, 1955.
SILAS GREENE, JR., convicted in the Circuit Court, Gads-
den County, Spring term 1955, of Larceny of Automobile,
sentence suspended and placed on probation for 5 years,
granted a full pardon on December 14, 1955.
WILLIAM HENRY HAMILTON, convicted in the Court of
Record, Escambia County, September term 1953, of Accessory
Before the Fact to Manslaughter, and sentenced to 7 years in
the State Prison, granted a Conditional Pardon on December
14, 1955.
A. C. HOLDER, convicted in the Circuit Court, Leon County,
Fall term 1950, of Larceny, and placed on probation for 5
years, granted a full pardon on December 14, 1955.
WALTER LEE IRVIN, convicted in the Circuit Court, Marion
County, Fall term 1951, of Rape, and sentenced to Death by
Electrocution, granted a Commutation of Sentence to Life
Imprisonment in the State Prison, on December 14, 1955.
EUGENE KNERR, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Palm Beach County, February term 1947, of Assault with
Intent to Murder, and sentenced to 10 years in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on December 14, 1955.
FRANK KNIGHT, convicted in the United States District
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C. L. LANGFORD, convicted in the Circuit Court, Gilchrist
County, Fall term 1941, of Living in Open State of Adultery,
and sentenced to one year in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on December 14, 1955.
CLARENCE McKNIGHT, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Sarasota County, Fall term 1948, of Statutory Rape, and
sentenced to 3 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon
on December 14, 1955.
HERBERT MILLER, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, April term 1946, of Operating a Gam-
bling House and sentenced to pay a fine of $275.00 or serve
one year in the State Prison; and convicted at the April 1947
term of said Court of Operating a Gambling House, and sen-
tenced to pay a fine of $300.00 or serve 6 months in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on December 14, 1955.
HOWARD PADGETT, convicted in the Circuit Court, Sum-
ter County, Fall term 1931, of Forgery and Uttering Forged
Instrument, and sentenced to one year in the State Prison;
and convicted in the Circuit Court, Sumter County, Spring
term 1935, of Breaking and Entering, and sentenced to one
year in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on December
14, 1955.
WALLACE H. PETIT, convicted in the United States Dis-
trict Court, Southern District, Duval County, January term
1946, of Making False Representations on OPA Form, and
Aiding and Abetting in Counterfeit War Ration Sugar Stamps,
and sentenced to serve 3 years in Prison and at the expiration
of sentence to be on probation for 5 years, granted restoration
of civil rights in the State of Florida on December 14, 1955.
HENRY M. PURCELL, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Duval County, February term 1953, of Grand Larceny,
and sentenced to serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted a
full pardon on December 14, 1955.
THEODORE C. ROBERTS, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Duval County, June term 1950, of Manslaughter,
and sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted a
full pardon on December 14, 1955.
WILLIAM W. ROBERTS, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Duval County, January term 1930, of Robbery, and
sentenced to serve 45 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on December 14, 1955.
FRANK SHIREMAN, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Broward County, September term 1950, of three of-
fenses of Operating Gambling House, and sentenced to pay
a fine of $1000.00 in each case, granted a full pardon on
December 14, 1955.

ROLAND FLETCHER ALFORD, convicted in the United
States District Court for the Northern District of Florida,
Liberty County, September term 1948, of Violation of the
United States Internal Revenue Laws, and sentenced to serve
2 years in Prison, sentence suspended and placed on proba-
tion for 5 years, granted restoration of his civil rights in the
State of Florida on March 14, 1956.
ERNEST R. BARNES, convicted in the Circuit Court, Duval
County, Fall term 1954, of Murder in the First Degree, and
sentenced to Death by Electrocution, granted a Commutation
of Sentence to Life Imprisonment in the State Prison on
March 14, 1956.
CLARENCE WOODROW BEVERLY, convicted in the Circuit
Court, Gadsden County, Fall term 1945, of Unarmed Robbery,
and sentenced to serve 3 years in the State Prison, granted a
full pardon on March 14, 1956.
GEORGE BROIC, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Hillsborough County, October 16, 1952, of Possession of
Narcotics, and sentenced to pay a fine of $500.00 or serve
one year in the Hillsborough County Jail, granted a full pardon
on March 14, 1956.



HARRY MAXWELL CAISON, convicted in the United States
District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Liberty
County, February term 1948, of Violation of the United States
Internal Revenue Laws, and sentenced to pay a fine of $250.00
and serve 2 years in Prison, prison sentence suspended and



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sentence suspended and placed on probation for 5 years,
granted a full pardon on March 14, 1956.
MRS. A. M. HARVEY, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Polk County, November term 1946, of Violation of



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placed on probation for 5 years, granted restoration of his civil
rights in the State of Florida on March 14, 1956.
JERRY CHESHIRE, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Duval County, June 21, 1955, of Lewd and Lascivious
Act with a child, and sentenced to serve one year in the State
Prison, granted a Commutation of Sentence to the time served,
on March 14, 1956.
B. T. COBB, JR., convicted in the United States District
Court for the Northern District of Florida, Liberty County,
February term 1948, of Violation of the United States Internal
Revenue Laws, and sentenced to pay a fine of $100.00 and
placed on probation for 5 years, granted restoration of civil
rights in the State of Florida on March 14, 1956.
MICHAEL CORLISS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, Florida, February term 1949, of Operat-
ing a Gambling House, and sentenced to pay a fine of $400.00
and costs, or serve 6 months in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on March 14, 1956.
HERBERT C. DAWSON, convicted in the United States
District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Duval
County, December term 1938, of Violation of the United States
Internal Revenue Laws, and sentenced to serve 60 days in the
Duval County Jail, granted restoration of civil rights in the
State of Florida on March 14, 1956.
JAMES ELDON GOODE, convicted in the Municipal Court,
City of Miami, Dade County, of Unlawful Possession of a
Gambling Device, as follows:
February 12, 1936, sentenced to pay a fine of $54.24.
November 10, 1937, sentenced to pay a fine of $54.24.
April 26, 1938, sentenced to pay a fine of $104.24.
June 1, 1939, sentenced to pay a fine of $54.24.
August 15, 1939, sentenced to pay a fine of $104.24.
October 7, 1939, sentenced to pay a fine of $54.24.
May 18, 1940, sentenced to pay a fine of $54.24.
August 20, 1940, sentenced to pay a fine of $104.24.
November 5, 1940, sentenced to pay a fine of $54.24.
February 25, 1941, sentenced to pay a fine of $54.24, and
convicted in said Court of Loitering About a Gambling House
and Engaging in an Illegal Occupation of Business, as follows:

August 26, 1941, sentenced to pay a fine of $79.24, and
October 18, 1941, sentenced to pay a fine of $79.24, granted
a full pardon of said offenses on March 14, 1956.
DENDALL W. GRIFFIN, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Pinellas County, Fall term 1949, of Forgery, and sentenced to
serve 10 years in the State Prison, granted a Commutation
of Sentence on March 14, 1956.

HARRY VAN GUTMAN, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Broward County, Spring term 1946, of three offenses of Break-
ing and Entering, and sentenced to serve 2 years in the State
Prison on each case, each sentence to run concurrent with the
other, and convicted in the Court of Crimes, Dade County,
June term 1946, of Breaking and Entering, and sentenced to
serve one year in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
March 14, 1956.

CULLIE CHARLIE HARLOW, convicted in the United States
District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Liberty
County, September term 1945, of Violation of the United States
Internal Revenue Laws, and sentenced to serve one year and
one day in Prison, sentence suspended and placed on probation
for 2 years, granted restoration of civil rights in the State of
Florida on March 14, 1956.
A. M. HARVEY, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
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Lottery Laws, and sentenced to pay a fine of $500.00 or serve
12 months in the Polk County Jail, granted a full pardon on
March 14, 1956.
DELBERT HARVEY, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Polk County, November term 1946, of Violation of
Lottery Laws, and sentenced to pay a fine of $500.00 or serve
12 months in the Polk County Jail, granted a full pardon on
March 14, 1956.
GRACE HARVEY, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Polk County, November term 1946, of Violation of Lottery
Laws, and sentenced to pay a fine of $500.00 or serve 12
months in the Polk County Jail, granted a full pardon on
March 14, 1956.
BRANTLEY HICKS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Nassau
County, Spring term 1941, of Manslaughter, and sentenced to
serve 3 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
March 14, 1956.
JAMES KYLE JONES, convicted in the Circuit Court, Mar-
ion County, Fall term 1944, of Unarmed Robbery and sen-
tenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on March 14, 1956.

CLARENCE JACK KOERNER, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Orange County, Florida, January term 1949,
of Breaking and Entering and Grand Larceny, and sentenced
to serve 10 years in the State Prison, granted a Commutation
of Sentence on March 14, 1956.
NAPOLEON LEWIS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Duval County, January 14, 1948, of Manslaughter,
and sentenced to serve 10 years in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on March 14, 1956.
FRED J. MACIBORKA, convicted in the Circuit Court, Su-
wannee County, Spring term 1942, of Larceny of Automobile,
and sentenced to serve 4 years in the State Prison, granted a
full pardon on March 14, 1956.
MICHAEL MICHALOVITZ, convicted in the Municipal Court,
City of Miami, Dade County, May 20, 1947, of Keeping and
Operating a Gambling Device, and sentenced to pay a fine
of $250.00 and costs of $10.00, or serve 60 days in the Miami
City Jail, granted a full pardon on March 14, 1956.
ALBERT C. MOORE, convicted in the United States District
Court for the Northern District of Florida, Liberty County,
February term 1950, of Violation of the United States Internal
Revenue Laws, and sentenced to serve One Year and One day
in Prison, granted restoration of his civil rights in Florida on
March 14, 1956.
CHARLIE PASS MOORE, convicted in the United States
District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Liberty
County, February term 1946, of Violation of the United States
Internal Revenue Laws, and sentenced to serve One Year
and One Day in Prison, prison sentence suspended and placed
on probation for 3 years, granted restoration of his civil rights
in Florida on March 14, 1956.

N. W. PADGETT, JR., convicted in the Circuit Court, Dixie
County, Spring term 1954, of Obtaining Property Under False
Pretense, and sentenced to serve 4 years in the State Prison,
granted a Conditional Pardon on March 14, 1956.

ABE J. STERN, convicted in the Municipal Court, City of
Miami, Dade County, December 30, 1947, of Keeping and
Operating an Illegal Gambling Device, and sentenced to pay
a fine of $250.00 and costs of $10.00, or serve 60 days in the
City Jail of Miami, granted a full pardon on March 14, 1956.

JAMES ROBERT TERRELL, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Dade County, December term 1949, of Break-
ing and Entering and Grand Larceny, and sentenced to serve
6 months in the Dade County Jail, granted a full pardon on
March 14, 1956.



FRANKLIN BARTLETT, also known as MERWIN E.
DUNNE, alias HEATON, alias D. M. LYONS, alias HARLEY
E. MORLEY, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record, Duval
County, April term 1920, of Car Theft, and sentenced to serve



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S. O. POWELL, JR., convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, February term 1954, of Malici-
ous and Mischievous Trespass, and sentenced to serve 60 days
in the County Jail, granted a Commutation of Sentence to
payment of a fine of $100.00 on June 13 ,1956.
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3 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on June
13, 1956.
LEONARD BYNUM, convicted in the Circuit Court, Escam-
bia County, Spring term 1939, of Murder in the Second Degree,
and sentenced to serve 40 years in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on June 13, 1956.
JIMMIE CARLOS, convicted in the Criminal Court of Re-
cord, Duval County, November term 1940, of Unarmed Robbery,
and sentenced to serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted a
full pardon on June 13, 1956.
CARLISLE C. CARVER, also known as CARLISE C. CAR-
VER, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record, Hillsborough
County, July 1953, of Forgery, sentence suspended, AND con-
victed in said Court in July 1953 of Uttering Forged Instru-
ment and placed on probation for a period of 4 years, granted
a full pardon on June 13, 1956.
BUDDY CHAVIS, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
Hillsborough County, February term 1954, of Malicious and
Mischievous Trespass, and sentenced to serve 60 days in the
County Jail, granted a commutation of sentence to payment
of a fine of $100.00, on June 13, 1956.
NORMAN HENRY COPELAND, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Dade County, January term 1950, of Entering
Without Breaking to Commit Grand Larceny, sentence sus-
pended, granted a full pardon on June 13, 1956.
PERRY DENEAL, convicted in the Criminal Court of Re-
cord, Hillsborough County, August term 1949, of Assault to
Rape, and sentenced to serve 20 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on June 13, 1956.
PRENTISS F. DRUMMOND, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Clay County, Fall term 1955, of Carnal Intercourse with Un-
married Female of Previous Chaste Character under the Age of
Eighteen Years, and sentenced to serve 2 years in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on June 13, 1956.
OTIS RICHARD GORDON, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Marion County, Fall term 1947, of forgery, and sentenced to
serve 10 years in the State Prison, granted a Conditional Par-
don on June 13, 1956. (Effective as of September 1, 1956).
DAN HART, convicted in the Circuit Court, Okaloosa Coun-
ty, Fall term 1935, of Manslaughter, and sentenced to serve
20 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 13.
1956.
THOMAS WILLIAM HUBER, convicted in the Circuit Court.
Bay County, Fall term 1954, of 3 charges of Breaking and
Entering, and sentenced to serve 4 years in the State Prison.
granted a full pardon on June 13, 1956.
OTIS NEAL JACKSON, JR., convicted in the Circuit Court.
Palm Beach County, Spring term 1951, of Rape, and sen-
tenced to Death by Electrocution, granted a commutation of
sentence to Life Imprisonment, on June 13, 1956.
FRED KINNIE, alias FRED WATTS, convicted in the Circuit
Court, Duval County, Fall term 1953, of Murder in the First
Degree, and sentenced to Death by Electrocution, granted a
Commutation of Sentence to Life Imprisonment, on June 13,
1956.
JAMES L. LAVIGNE, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Palm Beach County, May term 1954, of Breaking and
Entering, and sentenced to serve 3 years in the State Prison,
granted a Commutation of Sentence, on June 13, 1956.
ELLIS MOON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Pinellas
County, Spring term 1944, of Assault to Commit Manslaughter,
and sentenced to serve 10 years in the State Prison, granted a
full pardon on June 13, 1956.











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borough County, Fall term 1940, of Murder in the Second
Degree, and sentenced to serve 20 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on June 13, 1956.
BRUCE RUSSELL, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Polk County, November term 1944, of Aggravated Assault,
and sentenced to pay a fine of $250.00 or serve 6 months in
the Polk County Jail, granted a full pardon on June 13, 1956.
R. F. SHROPSHIRE, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Duval County, August term 1944, of Forgery of Nar-
cotic Prescription, and of Uttering a Forged Narcotic Prescrip-
tion, and sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison on each
charge, to run consecutively, granted a Commutation of
Sentence on June 13, 1956.
HERBERT J. SONNEBORN, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Hillsborough County, February term 1940, of Utter-
ing Worthless Checks, and sentenced to serve 6 months in the
County Jail, granted a full pardon on June 13, 1956.
SIGMUND B. STOCKI, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Broward County, September term 1951, of Keeping
a Gambling House, and sentenced to pay a fine of $500.00 or
serve One year in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
June 13, 1956.
DAN DURLEY, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Polk County, October term 1945, of Larceny of Cattle, (2 cases,
each containing 3 counts), and sentenced to serve 30 years
in the State Prison, granted a Commutation of Sentence on
August 28, 1956.
WILLIE ABRAHAM (now known as WILLIAM ABRAHAM
ABOOD), convicted in the Criminal Court of Record, Duval
County, June term 1945, of Manslaughter, and sentenced to
serve 3 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
September 18, 1956.
HERBERT BOLEN, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, February term 1952, of Break-
ing and Entering and Grand Larceny, and sentenced to serve
2 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on September
18, 1956.
CARLYLE WILLIAM BRAY, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Osceola County, Fall term 1955, of Manslaughter, and sentenced
to pay a fine of $2500.00, plus costs, or serve One year in the
County Jail, granted a full pardon on September 18, 1956.
RAYMOND 0. CHENEY, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Suwannee County, Fall term 1941, of Larceny of Cattle, and
sentenced to serve 3 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on September 18, 1956.
G. G. DAVIS, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Dade County, November term 1942, of Manslaughter, and sen-
tenced to serve 18 months in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on September 18, 1956.
EDWIN C. EWING, convicted in the Criminal Court of





HULEN LLOYD GILBERT, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Clay County, Spring term 1949, of the offense of Larceny of
Heifer and Larceny of Hog, sentence suspended and placed on
probation, granted a full pardon on September 18, 1956.

GEORGE R. GILLESPIE, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Dade County, February term 1949, of Operating
Gambling House, and sentenced to pay a fine of $400.00 or
serve 6 months in the State Prison, and convicted in said
Court, December term 1950, of Possession of Lottery Tickets,
and sentenced to pay a fine of $600.00 or serve 8 months in
the State Prison, granted a full pardon on September 18, 1956.



DONALD HILL, alias "JACK" convicted in the Circuit Court,
Volusia County, Spring term 1943, of Murder in the Second
Degree, and sentenced to serve 20 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on September 18, 1956.



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JOHN OSBORNE CRUMP, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Duval County, Fall term 1954, of Larceny of Motor
Vehicle, and sentenced to serve 3 years in the State Prison,
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NATHANIEL JACKSON, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Hamilton County, Fall term 1940, of Murder in the First
Degree, and sentenced to Life Imprisonment in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on September 18, 1956.
HARRY G. JONES, JR., convicted in the Court of Record,
Escambia County, October term 1941, of Breaking and Enter-
ing, 2 cases, and sentence withheld, granted a full pardon on
September 18, 1956.
DAVE KLOSS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Pinellas
County, Spring term 1928, of Robbery, and sentenced to serve
10 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on Septem-
ber 18, 1956.
EDWARDO LIBED, convicted in the Circuit Court, Hills-
borough County, Fall term 1953, of Assault with Intent to Rape,
and sentenced to serve 15 years in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on September 18, 1956.
J. B. LONG, convicted in the Circuit Court, Gadsden County,
Fall term 1937, of Assault to Murder in the Second Degree,
and sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on September 18, 1956.
RICHARD E. MARTIN, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Dade County, December term 1942, of Breaking
and Entering and Armed Robbery (7 cases) and sentenced to
serve 25 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
September 18, 1956.
LEO E. MUDD, SR., convicted in the United States District
Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division,
December term 1952, of Attempting to Evade a part of Income
Tax for 1945, and sentenced to serve One year and One day
in a Federal Prison, and to pay a fine of $500.00, prison
sentence suspended and placed on probation for 2 years, grant-
ed restoration of Civil Rights in the State of Florida on Septem-
ber 18, 1956.
MARIO RASTRELLI, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Orange County, September term 1954, of Breaking
and Entering, and placed on probation for 2 years, granted a
full pardon on September 18, 1956.
OLIVER SNELL, convicted in the Circuit Court, Indian
River County, Spring term 1942, of Murder in the Second
Degree, and sentenced to serve 30 years in the State Prison,
granted a Conditional Pardon on September 18, 1956.
HENRY C. WATERS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Indian
River County, Spring term 1955, of Breaking and Entering and
sentenced to serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted a Com-
mutation of Sentence on September 18, 1956.
CLYDE G. WILCOX, convicted in the Circuit Court, Santa
Rosa County, Fall term 1955, of Grand Larceny, and sen-
tenced to serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted a Com-
mutation of Sentence on September 18, 1956. (Effective Oc-
tober 20, 1956).
LEON W. FURR, JR., convicted in the Circuit Court, Dixie
County, Spring term 1952, of Breaking and Entering and
Grand Larceny, and sentenced to serve 3 years in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on October 2, 1956.
WILL H. SMITH, convicted in the Circuit Court, Palm Beach
County, Spring term 1932, of Murder in the First Degree, and
sentenced to Life Imprisonment in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on October 2, 1956.

EVELYN JENNY REYNOLDS, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Dade County, July term 1956, of Breaking
and Entering, and sentenced to serve one year in the State
Prison, granted a Conditional Pardon on October 16, 1956.

PETER BERGSTROM, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Duval County, Fall term 1954, of Larceny of Motor
Vehicle, and sentenced to serve 2 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on October 23, 1956.











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HARRY JOHNSON RAKER, convicted in the United States
District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Tallahassee
Division, August term 1954, of Violation of Internal Revenue
Laws (3 counts) and sentenced to serve 18 months in a Fed-
eral Prison on each count, granted restoration of his civil
rights in Florida on November 6, 1956.
CHARLES ODELL PAYNE, convicted in the County Judge's
Court, Leon County, June term 1956, of Reckless Driving, and
sentenced to serve 6 months in the Leon Couny Jail, granted
a Conditional Pardon on November 13, 1956.
PHILLIP ALBANO, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Hillsborough County, September term 1953, of Violation
of Lottery Laws, and sentenced to 5 years in the State Prison,
granted Commutation of said prison sentence to a term of 4
years, thereby remitting one year of original sentence, on
December 17, 1956.
MONROE BROWN, convicted in the Circuit Court of Oka-
loosa County, Fall term 1953, of Receiving Stolen Property,
and sentenced to serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted
a Conditional Pardon on December 17, 1956.
WINTON D. BROWN, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, April term 1954. of Attempted
Robbery, and sentenced to serve 3 years in the State Prison,
granted a Conditional Pardon on December 17, 1956.
PERCY CORLEY, alias PERRY WILLIAMS, convicted in
the Circuit Court, Dade County, December term 1931, of
Murder in the Second Degree, and sentenced to serve 20 years
in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on December 12, 1956.
LORENZO SNOW DARBY, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Duval County, August term 1921, of Murder in the Second
Degree, and sentenced to Life Imprisonment in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on December 17, 1956.
ROBERT OWEN EMMETT, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Clay County, Fall term 1955, of Manslaughter, and sentenced
to serve 15 years in the State Prison, granted a Conditional
Pardon on December 17, 1956.
STEVE ESPINOLA, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, June term 1954, of Violation of
Lottery Laws, and sentenced to serve 3 years in the State
Prison, granted a Conditional Pardon on December 17, 1956.
MANUEL FERNANDEZ, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Polk County, November term 1952, of Unlawfully Hav-
ing in Possession, Custody, and Control Lottery Paraphernalia,
Unlawfully Conducting a Lottery, and Unlawfully Promoting
a Lottery, and sentenced to serve 2 years in the State Prison,
granted an Amended Conditional Pardon on December 17, 1956.

CHARLIE CURTIS GORDON, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Hillsborough County, Spring term 1944, of Murder, and sen-
tenced to Life Imprisonment in the State Prison, granted a
full pardon on December 17, 1956.
SAMSON HART, convicted in the Circuit Court, Okaloosa
County, Spring term 1951, of Murder in the Second Degree,
and sentenced to serve 20 years in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on December 17, 1956.
W. C. ISAACS, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Duval County, June term 1935, of Murder in the Second Degree,
and sentenced to Life Imprisonment in the State Prison,
granted a Conditional Pardon on December 17, 1956.
EDWIN JOHNSON, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Hillsborough County, August term 1938, of Petit Larceny,
and sentenced to serve 6 months in the County Jail, granted a
full pardon on December 12, 1956.
DAVID KENFIELD, convicted in the Circuit Court, Pasco
County, November 4, 1947, of Grand Larceny, and sentenced
to serve 15 months in the State Prison, granted a full pardon
on December 12, 1956.
IDA LAIR, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record, Hills-
borough County, March 10, 1941, of Armed Robbery, and sen-
tenced to serve 10 years in the State Prison, granted a full



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BUDDY CAMPBELL, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Orange County, January term 1956, of Destruction
of Property, and sentenced to serve 6 months in the County
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RALPH L. MARTIN, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Broward County, October 4, 1956, of Driving While
Intoxicated, and sentenced to pay a fine of $150.00 and serve
4 months in the Broward County Jail, in default of payment
of fine to serve an additional 90 days in the County Jail,
granted a Commutation of Jail Sentence to the time served,
on December 17, 1956.
STANLEY MYER, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Polk County, December term 1954, of Inciting to Commit
Perjury, and placed on probation for 3 years, granted a full
pardon, on December 12, 1956.
JOHN OTTO NOLTE, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, September term 1947, of Em-
bezzlement, and placed on probation for 3 years, granted a full
pardon on December 12, 1956.
JAMES LEE QUATES, convicted in Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Orange County, November term 1949, of Entering Without
Breaking with Intent to Commit a Felony, and Grand Larceny,
and placed on probation for 2 years, granted a full pardon, on
December 12, 1956.
JAMES LEE QUATES, convicted in the United States Dis-
trict Court for the Southern District of Florida, Orange Coun-
ty, February term 1950, of Possession of Automatic Rifle Be-
longing Formerly to the United States Army, which rifle had
not been Properly Plugged by the Military Authorities, and
placed on probation for 5 years, granted restoration of civil
rights in Florida on December 12, 1956.
DEWEY SAMPSON RICHARDSON, convicted in the Circuit
Court, Martin County, January term 1948, of Assault to Com-
mit Manslaughter, and sentenced to serve 2 years in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on December 12, 1956.
RICARDO RODRIGUEZ, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Dade County, Spring term 1953, of Manslaughter, and sen-
tenced to serve 10 years in the State Prison-sentence sus-
pended-granted a full pardon on December 12, 1956.
VINCENT EARL SWEETING, convicted in the Court of
Record, Escambia County, October term 1944, of Larceny of
Automobile, and placed on probation, and convicted in Said
Court, September term 1948, of Larceny of Automobile and
Breaking and Entering, and sentenced to serve 10 years in the
State Prison, granted a full pardon on December 12, 1956.
ANDREW W. TAMPLING, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Polk County, December term 1954, of Inciting to
Commit Perjury, and placed on probation for 3 years, granted
a full pardon on December 12, 1956.
ELTON JOHN TONCEVICH, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Duval County, August term 1955, of Breaking and
Entering with Intent to Commit a Misdemeanor and Petit
Larceny, and sentenced to serve 12 months in the Duval County
Jail, granted a Conditional Pardon on December 12, 1956.
JAMES GREGORY VOYCE, convicted in the Criminal Court





HAROLD L. WINBURN, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Suwannee County, Fall term 1950, of Forgery, and sentenced
to serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
December 12, 1956.
FELIX PELAEZ, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Hillsborough County, November term 1954, of Reckless Driving,
and sentenced to pay a fine of $50.00 or serve 30 days in the
County Jail, and of Driving While Intoxicated and sentenced
to serve 30 days in the County Jail, granted a Conditional
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JACK FUQUAY, also known as JACK FUQUAE, convicted
in the Circuit Court, Gilchrist County, January 1943, of Grand
Larceny, and sentenced to serve 2 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on February 12, 1957.
WALTER ADAMS, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Duval County, June term 1944, of Breaking and Entering, and
sentenced to 15 years in the State Prison, and convicted in
the Criminal Court of Record, Dade County, March term 1945,
of Breaking and Entering to Commit Grand Larceny, and
sentenced to 7 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon
on March 13, 1957.
HENRY C. BREWER, convicted in the Court of Record,
Escambia County, January 1953, of Open and Gross Lewdness,
and sentenced to serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted a
full pardon on March 13, 1957.
WALTER COE, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Dade County, December term 1938, of Assault to Commit
Manslaughter, and sentenced to serve 3 years in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on March 13, 1957.
JOHN CURRY, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Dade County, February Term 1934, of Unlawful Possession and
Sale of Narcotics, sentence suspended, granted a full pardon
on March 13, 1957.
WALKER DAVIS, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Polk County, October Term 1947, of Lottery Law Viola-
tion, and placed on probation for 5 years, granted a full par-
don on March 13, 1957.
CHARLES L. DECARLO, convicted in the United States Dis-
trict Court, Southern District, Dade County, December Term
1954, of Violation of Section 3793(b)(1) Internal Revenue
Code, re: Income Tax, and placed on Probation for 2 years,
granted restoration of civil rights in Florida on March 13,
1957.
WILLIAM FLEIG, convicted in the Superior Court, Cumber-
land County, North Carolina, January Criminal Term 1952, of
Bigamy, and sentenced to serve from 18 months to 3 years in
the North Carolina State Prison, granted restoration of civil
rights in Florida on March 13, 1957.
ROBERT FREEMAN, convicted in the Circuit Court, Gads-
den County, Spring Term 1949, of Arson, and placed on Pro-
bation for 3 years, granted a full pardon on March 13, 1957.
FLETCHER HENDRICKS, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Okaloosa County, Spring Term 1938, of Armed Robbery, and
sentenced to serve 50 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on March 13, 1957.
GENE HENDRICKS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Oka-
loosa County, Spring Term 1938, of Armed Robbery, and sen-
tenced to Life Imprisonment in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on March 13, 1957.
OTIS E. HIGGINBOTHAM, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Duval County, November 1943, of Murder in the Second De-
gree, and sentenced to 30 years in the State Prison, granted
a full pardon on March 13, 1957.

ROBERT B. JENNINGS, convicted in the United States
District Court, for the Southern District of Florida, Duval
County, March Term 1954, of Embezzlement, and placed on
Probation for 18 months, granted restoration of civil rights
in Florida on March 13, 1957.

MICHAEL C. JONES, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, January Term 1935, of Principal
in Second Degree of Hi-Way Robbery, and sentenced to Life
Imprisonment in the State Prison, granted Commutation of
Sentence to the time served on March 13, 1957.

JACK B. MURRAY, convicted in the Circuit Court, Bay
County, Fall term 1954, of Grand Larceny, and placed on
probation for 5 years, granted a full pardon on March 13, 1957.



WILLIE PRICE, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Dade County, of Principal in Second Degree to Armed Rob-
bery, October term 1953, and sentenced to serve 18 months in
the State Prison, granted a full pardon on March 13, 1957.



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WAYMON SEBER, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Hillsborough County, June term 1951, of Embezzlement,
and placed on Probation for 3 years, granted a full pardon on
March 13, 1957.
HAROLD EDWIN SCHMIDT, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Dade County, April term 1947, of Breaking
and Entering, and sentenced to 91/2 years in the State Prison,
granted a full pardon on March 13, 1957.
F. CLINGO SYFRET, convicted in the Circuit Court, Leon
County, Summer term 1949, of Manslaughter, and sentenced
to serve 14 years in the State Prison, granted a Commutation
of Sentence to the time served on March 13, 1957.
CHARLES TOOMEY, convicted in the United States District
Court for the District of Massachusetts, December term 1939,
of Violation of the White Slave Traffic Act, and sentenced to
2 years in a Federal Prison, sentence suspended and placed on
Probation for 3 years, granted restoration of civil rights in
Florida on March 13, 1957.
CARSON WALDROP, convicted in the Circuit Court, Walton
County, Spring term 1949, of Assault with Intent to Commit
Murder in the First Degree with Principal in the Second De-
gree, and sentenced to 5 years in the State Prison; and con-
victed in the Circuit Court, Walton County, Spring term 1949,
of Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony,
and sentenced to 3 years in the State Prison; and convicted in
the Circuit Court, Washington County, Spring term 1949, of
Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Misdemeanor,
and sentenced to 3 years in the State Prison, granted a full
pardon on March 13, 1957.
DONALD C. CARPENTER, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Orange County, June term 1955, of Damaging Tele-
phone Cables, and sentenced to 6 months in the County Jail
and to pay costs of $93.43, in default of payment of costs to
serve an additional 30 days in the County Jail, granted a
Commutation of Sentence to time served on March 19, 1957.
JOHN McLAURIN, convicted in the Circuit Court, Bay
County, Fall term 1954, of Grand Larceny, and placed on
Probation for 5 years, granted a full pardon on March 19, 1957.
REPRIEVES
BUEL SHERMAN SHAW, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Baker County, Florida, Fall term 1953, of Manslaughter, and
sentenced to 5 years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve
for 30 days from April 6, 1955.
MORGAN SIMPSON, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Polk County, December 1, 1953, of Armed Robbery,
and sentenced to 30 years in the State Prison, granted a
reprieve for 60 days from April 29, 1955.
BUEL SHERMAN' SHAW, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Baker County, Fall term 1953, of Manslaughter, and sentenced
to 5 years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 30 days
from midnight May 6, 1955.
WILLIAM SEWARD, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, May 11, 1953, of Aggravated
Assault, and sentenced to 12 months in the County Jail, granted
a reprieve for 25 days from May 31, 1955.
B. M. HAYES, convicted in the Circuit Court, Hamilton
County, Fall term 1954, of Lascivious and Indecent Assault
upon a Female Child under 14 Years of Age, and sentenced
to 5 years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 25 days
from May 31, 1955.
JOSEPH LEVITSKY, convicted in the Court of Crimes of
Dade County, January 11, 1955, of Bookmaking, and sentenced
to 90 days in the County Jail, granted a reprieve for 25 days
from May 31, 1955.
CLYDE ALBERT ROWE, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Orange County, February term 1954, of Violation
of Lottery Laws, and sentenced to one year in the State Prison,
and to pay costs of Court-in default of payment of costs of



Court to serve an additional 30 days in the State Prison,
granted a reprieve for 15 days from July 8, 1955.
SAM H. BRUSS, convicted in the Court of Crimes of Dade
County, May term 1954, of Aggravated Assault, and sentenced















to pay cost of Court and serve 60 days in the County Jail, in
default of payment of costs of Court to serve an additional
60 days in Jail, granted a reprieve for 60 days from August
3, 1955.
N. W. PADGETT, JR., convicted in the Circuit Court, Dixie
County, Spring term 1954, of Larceny, and sentenced to serve
4 years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 60 days from
October 14, 1955.
STEVE ESPINOLA, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, June 21, 1954, of Lottery Law
Violation, and sentenced to 3 years in the State Prison, granted
a reprieve for 30 days from October 26, 1955.
WILLIAM HENRY HAMILTON, convicted in the Court of
Record, Escambia County, September 9, 1953, of Accessory
Before the Fact to Manslaughter, and sentenced to 7 years in
the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 60 days from November
8, 1955.
EARL W. CRAIG, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Polk County, September 3, 1954, of Embezzlement, and
sentenced to 5 years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for
69 days from November 22, 1955.
N. W. PADGETT, JR., convicted in the Circuit Court, Dixie
County, Spring term 1954, of Obtaining Property Under False
Pretense, and sentenced to 4 years in the State Prison, granted
a reprieve for 5 days from December 14, 1955.
N. W. PADGETT, JR., convicted in the Circuit Court, Dixie
County, Spring term 1954, of Obtaining Property Under False
Pretense, and sentenced to 4 years in the State Prison, granted
a reprieve for 30 days from December 17, 1955.
J. W. BRONSON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Lake
County, November 12, 1954, of Doing Violence to an Official
of the State Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, and
Resisting Arrest, and sentenced to 18 months in the State
Prison, granted a reprieve for 60 days from December 30, 1955.
ARTHUR MARET, convicted in the Court of Crimes, Dade
County, on October 27, 1954, of Bookmaking, and sentenced
to 90 days in the County Jail, granted a reprieve for 80 days
from January 13, 1956.
B. BABE SHARGAA, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Broward County, September 28, 1954, of Issuing Worth-
less Check, and sentenced to 90 days in the County Jail, granted
a reprieve for 60 days from January 13, 1956.
N. W. PADGETT, JR., convicted in the Circuit Court, Dixie
County, Spring term 1954, of Obtaining Property Under False
Pretense, and sentenced to 4 years in the State Prison, granted
a reprieve for 30 days from January 13, 1956.
ANTHONY M. CAMINAS, convicted in the Court of Record,
Escambia County, of Gambling, and sentenced to 3 years in
the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 60 days from January
20, 1956.
JOSEPH L. COLLINS, convicted in the Court of Record,
Escambia County, April term 1953, of Gambling, and sentenced
to 2 years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 60 days
from January 20, 1956.
EARL W. CRAIG, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Polk County, September 3, 1954, of Embezzlement, and sen-
tenced to 5 years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for
60 days from January 20, 1956.
CHARLES DROZEWSKI, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Dade County, of Manslaughter, and sentenced to 10 years in
the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 60 days from February
2, 1956.
N. W. PADGETT, JR., convicted in the Circuit Court, Dixie
County, Spring term 1954, of Obtaining Property Under False
Pretense, and sentenced to 4 years in the State Prison, granted
a reprieve for 17 days from February 13, 1956.
PRENTISS DRUMMOND, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Clay County, October 27, 1955, of Statutory Rape, and sen-
tenced to 2 years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 30
days from February 24, 1956.



County, Spring term 1954, of Obtaining Property Under False
Pretense, and sentenced to 4 years in the State Prison, granted
a reprieve for 30 days from February 25, 1956.
S. O. POWELL, SR., convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, November 19, 1954, of Malicious
and Mischievous Trespass, and sentenced to 60 days in the
Hillsborough County Jail, granted a reprieve for 20 days
from March 2, 1956.
B. BABE SHARGAA, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Broward County, September 28, 1954, of Issuing Worth-
less Check, and sentenced to 90 days in the County Jail, grant-
ed a reprieve for 15 days from March 12, 1956.
S. O. POWELL, SR., convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, November 19, 1954, of Malicious
and Mischievous Trespass, and sentenced to 60 days in the
Hillsborough County Jail, granted a reprieve for 60 days
from March 19, 1956.
PRENTISS DRUMMOND, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Clay County, October 27, 1955, of Statutory Rape, and sen-
tenced to 2 years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 60
days from March 26, 1956.
CHARLES DROZEWSKI, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Dade County, of Manslaughter, and sentenced to 10 years in
the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 15 days from March
30, 1956.
"CHARLES DROZEWSKI, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Dade County, of Manslaughter, and sentenced to 10 years in
the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 15 days from April
23, 1956.
PRENTISS DRUMMOND, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Clay County, October 27, 1955, of Statutory Rape, and sen-
tenced to 2 years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for
30 days from May 25, 1956.
CHARLES ODELL PAYNE, convicted in the County Judge's
Court, Leon County, June 19, 1956, of Reckless Driving, and
sentenced to 6 months in the County Jail, granted a reprieve
for 60 days from June 21, 1956.
CHARLES ODELL PAYNE, convicted in the County Judge's
Court, Leon County, June 19, 1956, of Reckless Driving, and
sentenced to 6 months in the County Jail, granted a reprieve
for 30 days from August 17, 1956.
JAMES GREGORY VOYCE, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Duval County, August 8, 1955, of Breaking
and Entering with Intent to Commit a Misdemeanor, and
Petty Larceny, and sentenced to 12 months in the County
Jail, granted a reprieve for 60 days from September 18, 1956.
ELDEN JOHN TONCEVICH, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Duval County, August 8, 1955, of Breaking
and Entering with Intent to Commit a Misdemeanor, and
Petty Larceny, and sentenced to serve 12 months in the County
Jail, granted a reprieve for 60 days from September 18, 1956.
C. E. PRIDGEON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Madison
County, October 1955, of Unlawful Possession of Whiskey, and
sentenced to 6 months in the County Jail, granted a reprieve
for 30 days from October 12, 1956.
ELDEN JOHN TONCEVICH, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Duval County, August 8, 1955, of Breaking
and Ehtering with Intent to Commit a Misdemeanor, and
Petty Larceny, and sentenced to serve 12 months in the County
Jail, granted a reprieve for 45 days from November 16, 1956.
JAMES GREGORY VOYCE, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Duval County, August 8, 1955, of Breaking
and Entering with Intent to Commit a Misdemeanor, and
Petty Larceny, and sententenced to serve 12 months in the County
Jail, granted a reprieve for 45 days from November 16, 1956.

FELIX PELAEZ, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Hillsborough County, January 3, 1955, of Reckless Driving and
Driving While Intoxicated, and sentenced to pay a fine of
$50.00 and serve 30 days in the Hillsborough County Jail,
granted a reprieve for 30 days from December 4, 1956.
SAM WHITE, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,



Broward County, January 11, 1956, of Breaking and Entering



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with Intent to Commit a Felony, and sentenced to 3 years in
the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 60 days from De-
cember 17, 1956.
SAM WHITE, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Broward County, January 11, 1956, of Breaking and Entering
with Intent to Commit a Felony, and sentenced to 3 years in
the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 45 days from Febru-
ary 18, 1957.
CHARLEY MOSLEY, convicted in the Circuit Court, Brad-
ford County, of Having had Carnal Intercourse with an Un-
married Female of Previous Chaste Character Under the Age
of Eighteen Years, and sentenced to 5 years in the State Prison,
granted a reprieve for 45 days from February 18, 1957.
G. A. WINSTEAD, convicted in the Circuit Court, Bay
County, Fall term 1955, of three counts of Violation of Uni-
form Narcotic Drug Law of the State of Florida, and sentenced
to 10 years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 60
days from February 18, 1957.
RAYMOND DEWEY MARTIN, also known as RAYMOND
DEWEY BAXTER, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Hillsborough County, January 31, 1955, of Crime Against Na-
ture, and sentenced to 7 years in the State Prison, granted
a reprieve for 20 days from March 8, 1957.
ROBERT LESTER, convicted in the Circuit Court, Hamilton
County, February 1, 1955, of Manslaughter, and sentenced to
5 years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 60 days
from March 12, 1957.
RAYMOND DEWEY MARTIN, also known as RAYMOND
DEWEY BAXTER, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Hillsborough County, January 31, 1955, of Crime Against Na-
ture, and sentenced to 7 years in the State Prison, granted a
reprieve for 60 days from March 27, 1957.
CHARLEY MOSLEY, convicted in the Circuit Court, Brad-
ford County, of Having had Carnal Intercourse with an Un-
married Female of Previous Chaste Character Under the Age
of Eighteen Years, and sentenced to 5 years in the State Prison,
granted a reprieve for 20 days from March 29, 1957.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES & CALENDAR
April 3, 1957
Honorable Doyle E. Conner
Speaker
House of Representatives
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules & Calendar begs leave to report
and recommend the rules hereto attached as the Rules of the
1957 House of Representatives.
The Committee further recommends the printing for distri-
bution to Members of the House of 600 copies of said Rules,
bound in a suitable manner for convenient use, together with a
list of the Members of the House, precedents of the House, and
a list of the Standing Committees and their membership, 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 tc
adopt the Rules, the vote of the Committee was as follows:
AYES: Messrs. Beasley, Chaires, Chappell, Cleveland, Cos-
tin, Crews, Cross, Duncan, Griffin of Osceola, Herrell, Hopkins,
Home, Lancaster, Moody, Musselman, Roberts of Suwannee,
Saunders, Shipp, Stewart of Okaloosa, Stewart of Hendry,
Surles, Sweeny, Usina, and Westberry.
NAYS: None.
Respectfully submitted,



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THOSE. D. (TOM) BEASLEY,
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RULES FOR THE
1957
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


THE SPEAKER
Rule 1. The Speaker shall take the Chair on every
legislative day at the hour to which the House shall have
adjourned, call the Members to order, and upon the
appearance of a quorum, proceed to business. The Jour-
nal of the preceding legislative day shall be corrected,
approved by the Speaker, attested by the Chief Clerk,
and filed in the permanent records of the House. The
Speaker shall sign all Acts, Resolutions, Writs, Warrants
and Subpoenas of, or issued by order of, the House. He
shall have general control of the Chamber of the House
and of the corridors and passages, and, in case of disturb-
ance or disorderly conduct in the galleries or lobby, may
cause the same to be cleared. He shall appoint all com-
mittees. He shall, with the advice and consent of the
Members, appoint the Chief Clerk and the Sergeant-at-
Arms. He shall employ the Chaplain and all other em-
ployes and attaches of the House. He shall have the
right to dismiss any employee or attache of the House
and pay of such employee or attache shall stop on the
day of dismissal.
POINTS OF ORDER
Rule 2. The Speaker shall preserve decorum and
order, may speak to points of order in preference to
other Members, and shall decide all questions of order,
subject to appeal to the House by any Member, on which
appeal, no Member shall speak more than once (except
the Member taking the appeal), unless by permission of
the House, and no other business shall be in order until
the question on appeal shall have been decided. The
Member taking the appeal shall have the right to speak
five minutes in closing the debate. Upon the taking of
any appeal, the form of the question to be put shall be,
"Shall the decision of the Chair be sustained?"
VOTING BY VOICE, DIVISION, ROLL CALL
Rule 3. The Speaker shall declare all votes, but if
any Member rises to doubt a vote, the Speaker shall
order a division by rising vote, the count being made
by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk, provided, however,
that upon a showing of hands by five Members he shall
take the sense of the House by yeas and nays or by a
vote on the voting machine.
VOTING BY ELECTRICAL ROLL CALL SYSTEM
Rule 4. When taking the yeas and nays on any ques-
tion, the electrical roll call system may be used, and
when so used shall have the force and effect of a roll
call taken as provided in these rules. This system like-



wise may be used to determine the presence of a quorum.
When the House is ready to vote upon a question re-
quiring roll call, and the vote is by electrical roll call,













the Speaker shall state: "The question is on (desig-
nating the matter to be voted upon). All in favor of
such question shall vote 'Yea,' and all opposed shall vote
'Nay.' The House will now proceed to vote." When
sufficient time has elapsed for each Member to vote, the
Speaker shall say: "Have all voted?" And after a short
pause shall state: "The Clerk shall now record and an-
nounce the vote." When the vote is completely recorded,
the Chief Clerk shall announce the result to the House,
and enter upon the Journal the result in the manner
provided by these rules. After the voting machine has
been locked but prior to announcement of the result of
a roll call, notice shall be taken in the Journal of the
request of any Member to, (1) change his vote or (2)
vote. Thereafter, a Member's vote on a measure may be
changed at his request only by unanimous consent. No
Member shall vote for another Member, nor shall any
person not a Member cast a vote for a Member. In addi-
tion to such penalties as may be prescribed by Law,
any Member who shall vote or attempt to vote for an-
other Member may be punished in such manner as the
House may deem proper. Any person not a Member
who shall vote wrongfully in the place of a Member
shall be excluded from the Chamber for the remainder
of the session, in addition to such punishment as may be
prescribed by law. In all cases where the House shall
be equally divided, the question shall be lost. Pairing
shall be permitted only upon the absence of a Member
for good cause and shall be in writing and specifically
state the bill or bills or question upon which pairs are
arranged.
BILLS FOR INTRODUCTION
Rule 5. To facilitate the process of committee refer-
ence, all bills and other measures for introduction shall
be delivered to the Chief Clerk no later than one hour
prior to the hour set for the convening of the House for
the day. When a motion shall be made to waive the Rule
and revert to the Order of Introduction and Reference in
the daily business, it shall be construed as meaning that
measures then presented shall, except for local bills
(not including population bills), be received by the
Chief Clerk for formal introduction and reference at
the next regular time appointed for this purpose. This
rule of construction may be waived only on unanimous
consent.
THE SPEAKER'S VOTE
Rule 6. In all yea and nay votes the Speaker's name
shall be called last. He shall not be required to vote in
ordinary legislative proceedings other than on final pas-
sage of a bill or resolution, except where his vote would
be decisive.
TEMPORARY PRESIDING OFFICER
Rule 7. The Speaker shall have the right to name
any Member to perform the duties of the Chair, but



such substitution shall not extend beyond one legisla-



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tive day. In his absence and omission to make such ap-
pointment, the Speaker Pro Tempore shall act during
his absence.

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

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



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



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



descending order given.
ORDER OF QUESTIONS: TO ADJOURN
Rule 11. The Speaker shall propound all questions
in the order in which they are moved unless the subse-
quent motion be previous in nature; except that in
naming sums and fixing times, the largest sums and the
longest times shall be put first. Motions to adjourn or
recess shall be decided without debate, by a majority
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for a motion to adjourn shall be entertained. The sub-
stitute motion shall fix a different time for adjournment,
and the same shall be put without debate, except that
one minute shall be allowed the mover of the substitute
within which to explain his reasons therefore. The sub-
stitute motion having been lost, the question shall be put
on the original motion which if lost shall preclude any
further motion to adjourn until other business shall have
intervened.
PREVIOUS QUESTION: LAY ON TABLE
Rule 12. Motions for the previous question and to
lay on the table shall be decided without debate, pro-
vided the introducer of a resolution, bill or motion, not
including motions to adjourn or recess, shall be allowed
five minutes within which to discuss the same, and he
may divide his time with, or waive his right in favor of
some other Member. If an amendment be laid on the
table such action shall not carry the subject matter with
it. The previous question shall be put in the following
form: "Shall the main question be now put?" If the
motion for the previous question be adopted the sense
of the House shall be taken forthwith on pending amend-
ments and the main question in regular order. Neither
the motion for the previous question nor the motion to
lay on the table may be made by the introducer or mover
of the proposal.
MOTIONS IN WRITING
Rule 13. Every motion shall be reduced to writing
if the Speaker shall so direct.
DIVISION OF QUESTION
Rule 14. Any Member may call for a division of a
question when the sense will admit of it. A motion to
strike out and insert shall be deemed indivisable; a mo-
tion to strike out, being lost, shall neither preclude
amendment nor a motion to strike out and insert.

"BILL" STANDS FOR ALL LEGISLATION
Rule 15. Except where specifically provided other-
wise, where "bill" is used in these Rules, it shall be
understood that bill, joint resolution, concurrent resolu-
tion, resolution or memorial may be meant.
MOTIONS DURING INTRODUCTION
Rule 16. No motion shall be made or entertained,
except for referral to a committee or as provided for
certain resolutions in Rule 47, during the daily Order of
Business of Introduction and Reference. Motions for
referral shall be decided by majority vote of Members
voting.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Rule 17. The presence of school classes may be
acknowledged at any time, but no Member shall receive
recognition for the purpose of introducing visitors or
guests except between 12:50 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. each
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CONSIDERATION OUT OF REGULAR ORDER
Rule 18. Unanimous consent shall be required to
make a motion to take up a general bill or joint reso-
lution for consideration out of its regular order on the
Calendar; the Member asking for unanimous consent
shall be allowed one minute to explain his reason, and
the consent then shall be given or refused without further
discussion. When consent is to be asked for the taking
up of any measure out of its regular order, previous
notice of not less than 15 minutes shall be publicly given
to the House of such intention, specifying the number
of the bill and its position on the Calendar.

AMENDMENTS
Rule 19. Amendments shall be proposed by sending
these to the Chief Clerk on forms supplied by the
Sergeant-at-Arms. Amendments shall be taken up as
sponsors gain recognition from the Speaker to move
their adoption, except that the chairman of the committee
(or in his absence, the vice chairman or any member
thereof) reporting the measure under consideration
shall have preference for the presentation of committee
amendments.
Amendments shall be adopted on second reading of
a measure by majority vote; on third reading, by a two-
thirds vote, except that corrective amendments to the
title, after perfection of the body, shall be decided with-
out debate by a majority vote on second or third reading.
An amendment to a pending amendment may be re-
ceived, but until it is disposed of no other motion to
amend will be in order except a substitute amendment
or an amendment to the substitute. Such amendments
are to be disposed of in the following order: (1) Amend-
ments to the amendment are acted upon before the sub-
stitute is taken up. Only one amendment to the amend-
ment is in order at a time. (2) Amendments to the sub-
stitute are next voted on. (3) The substitute then is
voted on. The adoption of a substitute amendment in
lieu of an original amendment shall be treated and
considered as an amendment of the bill itself.
A proposal to strike out all after the enacting clause
or the resolving clause of a bill or joint resolution and
insert new matter of the same general subject as stated
in the original title, shall be deemed proper and germane
and shall be treated as an amendment.
The adoption of an amendment to a section shall not
preclude further amendment of that section.
If a bill or joint resolution is being considered section
by section or item by item, only amendments to the
section or item under consideration shall be in order.
The Speaker shall, in recognizing Members for the pur-
pose of moving the adoption of amendments, endeavor
to cause all amendments to Section 1 to be considered



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first, then all those to Section 2, and so on. After all












sections have been considered separately, the whole bill
or joint resolution shall be open for amendment.
All amendments proposed, unless withdrawn, shall be
printed in the Journal.
No proposition on a subject different from that under
consideration shall be admitted under color of amend-
ment.
MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS
Rule 20. Papers of a miscellaneous nature addressed
to the House may, at the discretion of the Speaker, be
read, noted in the Journal or filed with an appropriate
committee. When the reading of a paper other than one
upon which the House is called to give a final vote is
demanded, and the same is objected to by any Member,
"it shall be determined without debate by a majority vote
of the House.
PRIORITY OF BUSINESS
Rule 21. All questions relating to the priority of
business to be acted on shall be decided without debate.
INTERPRETATION OF RULES
Rule 22. The Rules of Parliamentary Practice of the
House of Representatives of the United States shall gov-
ern this House in all cases in which they are applicable
and in which they are not in conflict with the Rules and
Precedents of this House. It shall be the duty of the
Speaker, or the presiding officer for the time being, to
correctly interpret all Rules.
CHANGES IN RULES
Rule 23. All proposed actions touching the Rules and
Order of Business in the House shall be first referred to
the Committee on Rules & Calendar, which shall report
as soon as practicable thereafter. Consideration of such
a report shall always be in order. No report of the
Committee on Rules & Calendar shall be received by
the House unless same shows a quorum of the Committee
present in person and a majority agreeing on said report.
WAIVER AND SUSPENSION OF RULES
Rule 24. These Rules shall not be waived or sus-
pended except by a two-thirds vote of all the Members
present, which motion when made shall be decided with-
out debate, except that no motion to waive any Rule re-
quiring unanimous consent of the House shall be enter-
tained except by unanimous consent of those present.
INTRODUCTION BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
Rule 25. Bills, memorials and resolutions (joint.-
House or concurrent) may be introduced by The Legis-
lative Council without further sponsorship by a Member
of the House. Such measures shall have first been
approved for introduction by The Legislative Council.
It shall be the duty of the Co-Chairman on the part of
the House of Representatives of any select committee of
The Legislative Council, under whose consideration the



name of The Legislative Council to the Chief Clerk of the
House for introduction in regular order. In the absence
of any such Co-Chairman, it shall be submitted by the
Member of the House who is Chairman or Vice-Chairman
of the Council.
When any such measure is reached upon the Calendar,
it shall be the duty of the Member, whose duty it was to
submit the same for introduction, to make all necessary
motions to steer the same to final roll call.
In the event of an unfavorable report by the committee
to which such measure was referred, it shall be the duty
of the Member whose duty it was to submit the same for
introduction, to move that such measure be placed upon
the Calendar, the unfavorable report of the committee to
the contrary notwithstanding, and the Journal shall show
that the motion is made pursuant to this Rule.
SPECIAL ORDERS
Rule 26. Any committee or individual Member of the
House may apply to the Committee on Rules & Calendar
to set a time for the taking up, ahead of its regular
place on the Calendar, of any bill or joint resolution,
favorably reported by the committee to which the bill
or joint resolution had been referred. The Committee
on Rules & Calendar may grant such requests by a
two-thirds vote. The Committee on Rules & Calendar
may, at its discretion, submit a special order of business
to be considered on a specific legislative day or part of a
day. Such special order of business would be, for example,
Senate bills or local bills or road designation bills as a
class. Once the House adopts it by a majority vote of
Members present, this special order may be set aside or
a measure stricken therefrom only by a two-thirds vote.
At the times set apart exclusively for the consideration
of local bills, no bills of a general nature shall be taken
up, and the Rules & Calendar Committee shall strictly
enforce this provision.

THE SPECIAL ORDER CALENDAR
Rule 27. During the last thirty calendar days of the
regular sixty day biennial session of the Legislature
permitted under the Constitution and during any ex-
tension thereof by virtue of the membership of the
Legislature as permitted under the Constitution and
during any special session convened by the Governor
as permitted under the Constitution, the Committee on
Rules & Calendar may from day to day submit a Special
Order Calendar determining the priority for considera-
tion of bills and joint resolutions. Each Special Order
Calendar so submitted shall be for the next legislative
day and shall also contain a Special Order Calendar for
the following legislative day. No other bills or joint
resolutions shall be considered until this Special Order
Calendar for the day set forth has been completed
by the House except that any bill or joint resolution



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by a two-thirds vote of the Members present. Any bill or
joint resolution not reached in consideration of a Special
Order Calendar shall, if not placed on the next legislative
day's Special Calendar by the Committee on Rules &
Calendar, be placed by the Chief Clerk at the head of
the Regular Calendar. Where there be more than one
leftover bill or joint resolution, these shall be placed at
the head of the Regular Calendar in the same sequence
or order in which they appeared on the Special Calendar.
All bills or joint resolutions set as special orders for
consideration at the same hour shall take precedence in
the order in which they were given preference.

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

INTERRUPTION OF MEMBER IN DEBATE
Rule 30. No Member shall be interrupted by another
without the consent of the Member who has the floor,
except by rising to a question of order.
EXCUSE OF MEMBERS FROM VOTING
Rule 31. Every Member who shall be in the Chamber
when a question is put, when he is not excluded by
interest, shall give his vote, unless the House, by unani-
mous consent, shall excuse him. Any Member desiring
to be so excused on any question shall make applica-
tion to that effect before the calling of the yeas and
nays, and such application shall be accompanied by a
brief statement of reasons, and shall be decided without
debate.
MEMBERS OF INVESTIGATING COMMITTEES
Rule 32. No Member living in any county in which
any State institution is located shall be appointed a
member of any select committee to visit such institu-
tion for the purpose of investigating and reporting its
condition and needs.
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his vote during a roll call, but may reduce his explana-
tion to writing of not more than 200 words and, when
filed with the Chief Clerk, the same shall be spread
upon the Journal.
EXCUSE FROM ATTENDANCE
Rule 34. The Speaker shall announce to the House
all requests of Members to be excused from attendance
on the House for any stated periods; and unless ob-
jection thereto is made by any Member, the request
shall be deemed granted and such fact shall be noted
on the Journal. If objection be made, a vote of the
House shall be required on such request. No Member
shall absent himself from attendance on the House for
more than two consecutive days without compliance
with this Rule, and any Member offending against this
Rule shall forfeit his compensation for the period he is
absent without leave.
BREACH OF RULES
Rule 35. When any Member shall be guilty of a
breach of either the Rules or orders of the House he
may be required by the House, on motion, to make
satisfaction therefore, and shall not be allowed to speak
or vote except by way of excuse, until he has done so.
LIMITATION ON VOTING
Rule 36. No Member shall be permitted to vote, or
to serve on any committee, on any question where his
private rights are immediately concerned, distinct from
public interest.

LIMITATION ON DEBATE
Rule 37. No Member shall occupy more than fifteen
minutes (10 minutes after the first 30 calendar days of
a regular session) in debate on any question in the House
or in committee, except as further provided in this Rule.
The Member introducing the measure (or someone desig-
nated by him) under consideration may open and close,
where general debate has been had thereon; and he
shall be entitled to five minutes to close, notwithstanding
he may have used fifteen minutes (10 minutes after the
first 30 calendar days) in opening. The Member pro-
posing an amendment or moving a motion (or someone
designated by him) shall be entitled to five minutes
to close, notwithstanding he may have used fifteen min-
utes (10 minutes after the first 30 calendar days) in
opening. However, this Section shall not deprive the
introducer of a measure of his right to close when the
effect of an amendment or motion would be to kill the
measure. In such instances, the Member sponsoring the
amendment or motion and the sponsor of the bill or
resolution each may close in that order of speaking. No
Member shall speak more than once to the same question
without leave of the House, unless he be the mover,
proposer, or introducer of the matter pending, in which
case he shall be permitted to speak in reply as provided
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RECONSIDERATION
Rule 38. When a motion or main question has been
made and carried or lost, it shall be in order for any
Member of the majority (or in the case of any voice or
tie vote, for any Member) on the same or the succeeding
day on which the Legislature meets, to move for the
reconsideration thereof. Such motion shall take prece-
dence of all other questions, and shall not be withdrawn
after the said succeeding day without the consent of a
majority of the House. If not acted upon by the original
mover during the two days or withdrawn, any Member
may call it up for consideration thereafter. A motion
to reconsider, if made during the last seven calendar
days of a regular session, shall be disposed of when
made. The motion to reconsider shall require the affirma-
tive votes of a majority of the Members present and
voting, and such motion shall not be made more than
once on any proposition except by unanimous consent.
When a majority of Members present vote in affirmative
on any claim bill or joint resolution, but the proposition
be lost because it is one in which the concurrence of a
greater number than a majority is necessary for adoption
or passage, any Member may move for a reconsideration.
Debate shall be allowed on a motion to reconsider only
when the question which it is proposed to reconsider is
debatable. Where debate upon a motion to reconsider
is in order, no Member shall speak more than once nor
for a longer period than five minutes. No motion to
reconsider a vote upon any secondary matter shall re-
move the main subject under consideration from before
the House. A motion to reconsider a collateral matter
must be disposed of at once during the course of the
consideration of the main subject, for such motion shall
be out of order after the House has passed to other
business from the main subject to which the collateral
matter was connected.
HOLDING MEASURES FOR RECONSIDERATION
Rule 39. The Chief Clerk shall retain possession of
all general bills and joint resolutions for the period after
passage during which reconsideration may be moved,
except in the last seven calendar days allowed under
the Constitution for a regular session when these are
to be transmitted to the Senate as soon as possible. Any
motion to waive the rules by a two-thirds vote of the
Members present and immediately certify any bill or
joint resolution to the Senate shall be construed as
releasing the measure from the Chief Clerk's possession
for the period of reconsideration. Bills either on the
local calendar or passed as local bills and concurrent
resolutions and memorials shall be transmitted to the
Senate without delay. All bills, when transmitted to
the Senate, shall be accompanied by a message stating
the title to the bill and asking the concurrence of that
body.
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of conference shall always be in order, except when the
House is voting on any proposition. After House con-
ferees on any bill or resolution in conference between
the House and Senate shall have been appointed for
seven calendar days and shall have failed to make a
report, it is hereby declared to be a motion of the high-
est privilege to move to discharge said House conferees
and to appoint new conferees, or to instruct said House
conferees; and, further, during the last six calendar
days allowed under the Constitution for any regular
session, it shall be a privileged motion to move to dis-.
charge, appoint, or instruct House conferees after House
conferees shall have been appointed 36 hours without
having made a report. There shall accompany every
conference report a statement sufficiently explicit to
inform the House what effect such amendments or
propositions will have upon the measures to which they
relate. Upon presentation of the report of a conference
committee, the vote first shall be upon acceptance for
consideration of the report and second upon the recom-
mendations contained in the report severally. When any
bill or joint resolution is referred to a conference com-
mittee and the conferees on the part of the House report
inability to agree, no action of the House taken prior to
such reference to a conference committee shall preclude
further action on said measure as the House may
determine.
QUESTIONS OF PRIVILEGE
Rule 41. Questions of privilege shall be: (1) Those
affecting the House collectively, its safety, dignity, and
integrity of its proceedings; (2) the rights, reputation
and conduct of the Members individually, in their repre-
sentative capacity only, and shall have precedence over
all other questions, except motions to adjourn, but no
Member shall be permitted to speak longer than ten
minutes on a question of privilege. Questions of the
privilege of the House shall be brought before the body
in the form of a resolution. Questions of personal privi-
lege shall be raised by statements from the floor and if
sustained by the Chair shall entitle the Member to
recognition thereon.
DAILY ORDER OF BUSINESS
Rule 42. The daily order of business shall be as
follows:
1. Roll Call
2. Prayer
3. Correction of the Journal
4. Motions relating to Committee References
5. Receiving of Communications
6. Introduction and Reference of House bills, joint
resolutions, House resolutions, concurrent reso-
lutions and memorials
7. Consideration of messages from the Senate
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10. Matters on reconsideration
11. Special Orders
(1) Regularly, Senate general bills for second
reading on Wednesdays for at least two hours.
(2) Otherwise, as individually determined by the
Committee on Rules & Calendar and by the
House.
12. Unfinished business
13. Consideration of House resolutions, concurrent
resolutions and memorials
14. Consideration of bills and joint resolutions on
third reading
15. Consideration of bills and joint resolutions on
second reading
Within each order of business, matters shall be con-
sidered in the order in which they appear on the daily
Calendar.
FORMS OF MEASURES
Rule 43. General form. All bills, resolutions and
memorials shall, to be acceptable for introduction, be
typewritten, mimeographed, or printed, all in a type size
of pica or larger and all of the color of black, without
erasure or interlineation, on a sheet of paper of the
common legal size (81/2 by 14 inches). The lines shall
be double spaced. The original (or first copy) shall be
on stout bond paper, and the remaining copies of type-
written matter shall be on paper of good grade. The
copies must be exact duplicates of the original. The
top margin shall be at least two and one-half (2Y2) inches
and the bottom margin shall be at least one inch or more.
Left and right margins shall be one and one-half (11/2)
inches or more. The measure shall be aligned on the page
substantially according to the following form:
(Center)
A BILL
(3 spaces)
TO BE ENTITLED
(3 spaces)
(Indent 5 spaces from outside margin)
AN ACT ...........................

(title single spaced)


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

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The original and five copies of each measure must be
backed with a blue jacket of the type furnished by the
Sergeant-at-Arms. On these jackets shall be inscribed
the last name (unless there be more than one Member
of the same last name from a county) and county of the
introducer (or introducers), and enough of the title for
identification.
Form of Bills. All bills shall be introduced in an
original and five exact copies. They shall contain a
proper title, as defined in Section 16 of Article III of
the Constitution, and the enacting clause, "Be it enacted
by the Legislature of the State of Florida." The title
of each bill shall be prefaced by the words, "A Bill to
be Entitled an Act," wherever the title appears on the
text of the bill. There shall be attached inside the origi-
nal bill an original and five (6 altogether) exact copies
of a title sheet (forms furnished by the Sergeant-at-
Arms) stating in full the exact title. Two types of title
sheets shall be provided, one for local bills which have
been advertised and the second for all other bills. Each
title sheet shall bear the last name (unless there be more
than one Member of the same last name from a county)
and county of the introducer (or introducers).
Form of local bills. All local bills either, as required
by Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution, must
embody provisions for a ratifying referendum (stated in
the title as well as in the text of the bill) or be accom-
panied by an affidavit of proper advertisement. Forms
of affidavit shall be obtained from the Sergeant-at-Arms.
Local bills which have been advertised shall be intro-
duced with their title stated in full on a special title sheet
furnished by the Sergeant-at-Arms. The regular title
sheet for general bills shall be used for all other local
bills.
Form of joint resolutions. All joint resolutions shall
be introduced in an original and seven exact copies.
They shall contain the resolving clause, "Be it resolved
by the Legislature of the State of Florida." Each joint
resolution shall be prefaced by the words, "A Joint
Resolution proposing an Amendment to the Constitution
of the State of Florida." No title sheet shall be required
for joint resolutions. Jackets shall be attached to the
original and five copies of each resolution. The two
remaining unbacked copies shall be attached to the inside
of the original copy of the resolution by paper clip for
introduction.

Form of memorials. All memorials-these express the
opinion of the Legislature to the Congress of the United
States-shall be introduced in an original and seven
exact copies. They shall contain the resolving clause,
"Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of
Florida." No title sheet shall be required for memorials.
Jackets shall be attached to the original and five copies
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shall be attached to the inside of the original copy of the
memorial by paper clip for introduction.
Form of House and concurrent resolutions. All House
resolutions and all concurrent resolutions shall be intro-
duced in an original and seven exact copies. They shall
contain a proper title, and a resolving clause. In the
case of House resolutions, this shall be, "Be it resolved
by the House of Representatives." Concurrent resolu-
tions embody this clause, "Be it resolved by the House
of Representatives, the Senate concurring." Jackets
shall be attached to the original and five copies of each
resolution. The two remaining unbacked copies shall
be attached to the inside of the original copy of the reso-
lution by paper clip for introduction. Where copies of
House resolutions are directed in the resolution to be
furnished any person after adoption, these shall be pre-
pared only by the Chief Clerk of the House. The
Secretary of State shall prepare certified copies only of
concurrent resolutions after their adoption.
PRINTING OF PENDING MEASURES
Rule 44. Upon introduction, all bills not local in ap-
plication and all joint resolutions (including committee
bills and committee substitute bills) shall be printed
for the information of the House and the public. Unless
otherwise ordered by the House, there shall be printed
1,000 copies of each such measure. The Chief Clerk
shall furnish the copy for all such printing. This print-
ing of bills shall be independent of the legislative process,
and the absence of a printed copy shall not delay the
progress of any measure at any stage of the legislative
process.
IDENTIFICATION OF LEGISLATION
Rule 45. The introduction of bills and other measures
requiring legislative action shall be in the order those
are received at the desk of the Chief Clerk. They shall
be serially numbered as introduced, without differentia-
tion in number as to type. The Chief Clerk shall mark
the original copy of each measure as will insure its identi-
fication, and each page thereof, as the item introduced
in order to prevent unauthorized or improper substi-
tutions therefore. This identification may be by the use
of machines as used in banks for validating or cancelling
checks or other documents, or by the use of any other
device to accomplish the purpose of this rule. Any such
device so used shall be used by and at all times shall be
in the custody of the Chief Clerk and its use by any
person not authorized by this rule shall be prohibited.
COMPANION MEASURES
Rule 46. Whenever any bill, memorial, concurrent
resolution, or joint resolution of the House of Represen-
tatives shall be reached on the Calendar of the House
for consideration, either on second or third reading, and
there shall be also pending on the Calendar of the House



a companion measure already passed by the Senate, it
shall be in order to move that the Senate companion



measure be substituted and considered in lieu of the
House bill, memorial, concurrent resolution, or joint
resolution. Such motion may be adopted by a ma-
jority vote, provided the Senate measure is on the same
reading, otherwise the motion shall be to waive the rules
by a two-thirds vote and take up and read such Senate
measure. A companion measure shall be in the identical
words, as the measure for which it is being substituted.
At the moment the House passes the Senate companion
measure, then the original House measure shall be re-
garded as automatically tabled in the same manner as
a measure unfavorably reported. Recommitment of a
House bill shall automatically carry with it any Senate
companion bill then on the calendar.
REFERENCE
Rule 47. As bills, resolutions and memorials shall be
read for the first time, the Speaker shall refer these
either to a committee or to the Calendar, as elsewhere
provided in these Rules or directed by the House. The
titles and references thereof and the nature of any docu-
ments referred shall be publicly announced and entered
on the Journal. Bills strictly local in nature or bills and
joint resolutions being introduced by a House committee
without reference upon motion adopted by majority vote.
jurisdiction may be taken up at time of introduction
and those originating in a House committee of proper
ning of a session and of condolence or congratulations
whose jurisdiction embraces the subject of the bill or
joint resolution shall be referred to the Calendar upon
introduction. Resolutions on organization at the begin-
The Speaker shall not (except as hereafter provided in
this Rule) refer a bill or joint resolution to more than
one standing committee unless directed otherwise by
the House upon motion adopted by majority vote. All
bills carrying appropriations, except claim bills, shall be
referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and all
bills dealing with tax matters, so as to increase, decrease,
alter, impose or remove a tax, shall be referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation, but in addition such
bills may be referred to one other standing committee in
the discretion of the Speaker. If the original bill reported
favorably by a committee other than the Committees on
Appropriations or Finance & Taxation did not call for
an appropriation or deal with a tax matter, and an amend-
ment, offered either from the floor or by the reporting
committee and adopted, does call for an appropriation or
deal with a tax matter, then the bill with amendment
shall be referred to the Committee on Appropriations or
the Committee on Finance & Taxation, whichever is
appropriate. The bill, if then reported favorably, shall
be returned at the same reading as when referred. A
question of order on an appropriation or a tax matter in
any such bill or amendment thereto may be raised at
any time.



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tion, any Member may, during that day at any time,
but no later than under the Order of Business of "Motions
Relating to Committee Reference" on the succeeding
Legislative day, move for reference to a different com-
mittee and this proposed withdrawal from the com-
mittee of original reference shall be decided by the
House by a majority vote of those voting, except that
where such proposed withdrawal is from the Committee
on Appropriations or the Committee on Finance & Tax-
ation or the Committee on Constitutional Amendments,
the same shall be decided by a two thirds vote of
the Members present. The question of proper reference
may be raised at any time by a committee claiming juris-
diction, and this shall be decided by a majority vote of
those voting. No bill or joint resolution may be with-
drawn from a committee and placed upon the Calendar,
under this rule, except by a two-thirds vote.
Where a bill has been referred to two or more com-
mittees, a motion may be made to withdraw it from
any committee to which it has been so referred, and
where the effect of such motion is to withdraw it from
a committee, thus leaving the bill in a committee and not
placing it on the Calendar, such proposed withdrawal,
when it is to withdraw it from either the Committee on
Appropriations or the Committee on Finance & Taxa-
tion or the Committee on Constitutional Amendments,
shall be decided by a two-thirds vote of members
present, except where such proposed withdrawal is from
a Committee other than the Committees on Appropria-
tions and Finance & Taxation or the Committee on Con-
stitutional Amendments, then such proposed withdrawal
shall be decided by a majority vote of members present.
READINGS
Rule 48. Unless otherwise ordered by a two-thirds
vote of Members present, concurrent resolutions and
memorials shall receive two readings on two separate
days, and unless otherwise ordered, shall be determined
by a voice vote. All other resolutions than joint or con-
current resolutions, after reference to and report from
the Committee on Resolutions shall be determined by
a voice vote upon their reading after the report of such
committee unless otherwise ordered. Every bill and
joint resolution shall receive three separate readings on
three separate days previous to a vote upon the passage
of such bill or joint resolution unless two-thirds of the
Members present shall decide to waive this Rule, and the
Chief Clerk shall give notice of each, whether it be first,
second or third reading, together with the report of the
committee thereon, if any.
INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT
Rule 49. When any measure requiring three readings
shall be on its third reading, and a motion to indefinitely
postpone the same shall be made, it shall be the duty of
the Speaker to put the question on the final passage of
the bill or joint resolution and direct the roll call on its
final passage and not put the motion of indefinite post-



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INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT DISPOSES
FOR SESSION
Rule 50. Indefinite postponement shall dispose of the
question for the legislative session.
ENGROSSING
Rule 51. Before any general bill or joint resolution
shall be read the third time, whether amended or not,
it shall be referred without motion to the Engrossing
Clerk for examination, and, if amended, the engrossing
of amendments. In cases where no amendments have
been adopted, the measure may be returned to the
House on the following legislative day as engrossed
without being rewritten and without Journal entry.
Where an amendment has been adopted, this shall be
carefully incorporated in the measure by being type-
written on stout bond paper without erasure or inter-
lineation. After return to the House, the measure shall
be placed on the Calendar of Bills on Third Reading.
No reference under this section need be made of local
bills which have not been amended in the House. In the
case of any Senate bill amended in the House, the
amendment adopted shall be typewritten in triplicate
and attached to the bill amended in such manner that it
will not be likely lost therefrom. No House bill with
Senate amendment shall be accepted by the Chief Clerk
from the Senate unless the amendment be typewritten
in triplicate.
ORDER AFTER SECOND READING
Rule 52. The order of disposition of any bill or joint
resolution which has been read the second time shall be
its reference to the Engrossing Clerk to be engrossed
after all questions relative to it while on a second reading
have been disposed of, and the same shall be immediately
engrossed and placed on the Calendar of Bills on Third
Reading to be taken up on some separate succeeding
legislative day, unless otherwise ordered by a two-thirds
vote of those present.
ORDER AFTER THIRD READING
Rule 53. Upon third reading of any bill or joint reso-
lution, it shall not be committed or amended, except as
to title, without the consent of two-thirds of the Members
present, nor shall it be postponed to a day certain with-
out the consent of a majority of those present.
ENROLLING
Rule 54. The Enrolling Clerk shall be responsible for
the enrolling of bills and other legislation. After enroll-
ment, all bills shall be signed by the Speaker and the
Chief Clerk, and the fact of such signing shall be noted
in the Journal.
MEASURES INFORMALLY DEFERRED
Rule 55. Whenever the Member who introduced a



measure, or the Chairman of the committee which had
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bill has been reached in the regular order on second or
third reading, consideration shall be informally deferred
until his return. The bill shall retain its position on
the Calendar. The Member shall have the responsibility
of making the motion for its subsequent consideration.
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE BILLS
Rule 56. On Wednesday of each week, and such other
times as the Committee on Rules & Calendar shall by
special order designate, the House shall take up and con-
sider the Calendar of Senate Bills of a general nature
on Second Reading and no other business shall be in
order thereafter for a period of at least two hours; except
questions of order or privilege which may be considered
at any time and are of superior dignity to other business
of the House.

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

MEMBERS ON LEAVE
Rule 58. Any Member obtaining leave of absence,
and having in his possession any papers relating to the
business before the House, shall leave these with the
Chief Clerk before departing from the Capitol.

FEES FOR WITNESSES
Rule 59. Witnesses subpoenaed to appear before the
House or its committees shall be paid as follows: For
each day a witness shall attend, the sum of seven dollars;
for each mile he shall travel in coming to or going from
the place of examination, the sum of seven and one-half
cents each way; but nothing shall be paid for travelling
when the witness has been summoned at the place of
hearing.
GROUNDS FOR CONTEST
Rule 60. In cases of contest for a seat in the House,
notice setting forth the grounds of such contest shall be
given by the contestant to the House within three cal-
endar days after the House first convenes, and in such
case, the contest shall be determined by majority vote as
speedily as reasonably possible.

CALENDAR OF LOCAL BILLS
Rule 61. Local bills shall be disposed of according to
the Calendar of Bills of a Local Nature and shall be
taken up and considered only at such time as shall be
specially fixed therefore by these Rules, and no bill of a
general nature or amendments thereto shall be consid-
ered at such time, except as provided in Rule 26.

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sion of the Legislature, the Speaker shall appoint the
membership of these standing committees:
Committee on Aeronautics
Committee on Agriculture
Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Atomic Energy
Committee on Banks & Loans
Committee on Census & Apportionment
Committee on Citrus
Committee on Claims
Committee on Commerce & Reciprocal Trade
Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Committee on County Government
Committee on Drainage & Water Conservation
Committee on Education Higher Learning
Committee on Education -Public Schools
Committee on Elections
Committee on Finance & Taxation
Committee on Forestry
Committee on Game & Fresh Water Fish
Committee on Governmental Reorganization
Committee on Hotels & Restaurants
Committee on House Administration
Committee on Industrial Development
Committee on Insurance
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil)
Committee on Judiciary B (Criminal)
Committee on Judiciary C (General)
Committee on Judiciary D (Courts)
Committee on Labor
Committee on Livestock
Committee on Mental Health
Committee on Military & Veterans Affairs
Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers
Committee on Municipal Government
Committee on Oil, Phosphate & Minerals
Committee on Pensions & Retirement
Committee on Personnel
Committee on Public Amusements
Committee on Public Health
Committee on Public Lands & Parks
Committee on Public Printing
Committee on Public Roads & Highways
Committee on Public Safety
Committee on Public Utilities
Committee on Public Welfare
Committee on Resolutions & Memorials
Committee on Rules & Calendar
Committee on Salt Water Conservation
Committee on State Advertising
Committee on State Correctional Institutions
Committee on State Institutions
Committee on Statutory Revision



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Each committee shall consist of not less than five nor
more than twenty-seven members, one of whom shall be
designated by the Speaker as Chairman and another as
Vice Chairman.
Committees shall meet on the call of the Chairman; or,
in his absence, the Vice Chairman, or, upon the written
request of three or more members of the committee to
the remaining members.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE
Rule 63. In all cases the House may resolve itself
into a Committee of the Whole House, and in such event
the Speaker shall leave the Chair after appointing a
chairman to preside, who shall, in case of disturbance
or disorderly conduct in the galleries or lobby, have
power to cause same to be cleared.
BILLS IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE
Rule 64. Bills committed to a Committee of the Whole
House shall be read and debated, or amended, by clauses
or sections, leaving the title or preamble to be last con-
sidered. The body of said bill shall not be interlined or
defaced, but all amendments denoting the page and line
shall be entered by the Chief Clerk, who shall be Clerk
of the Committee of the Whole House, on separate paper,
as the same shall be agreed to by the Committee, and
so reported to the House. After report, the bill or other
matter may be again debated and shall be subject to be
again amended by clauses or sections. The quorum for
a Committee of the Whole House shall be the same as
for the House, and when the Committee of the Whole
House shall rise, the roll shall be called to ascertain the
presence of a quorum of the House. No bill or resolution
may be considered by the Committee of the Whole
House except by a two-thirds vote unless same has first
been considered by the appropriate standing Committee
of the House. In the event the appropriate standing
Committee should report such bill or resolution unfavor-
ably, then no such bill or resolution shall receive a favor-
able report of the Committee of the Whole House except
by a two-thirds vote of the Committee of the Whole
House. If a bill or resolution has been reported favorably
by the appropriate Committee only a majority of the
members of the Committee of the Whole House may
report the bill favorably.
BILLS FOR ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING
Rule 65. The Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk shall
report as soon as the bills referred have been engrossed
or enrolled, and all bills shall be disposed of in the order
in which they were referred, except when bills are or-
dered to be engrossed immediately for certification to the
Senate under waiver of the rules when such last men-
tioned bills shall have precedence.
UNGENTLEMANLY CONDUCT BY NON-MEMBER
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Chamber of ungentlemanly conduct or the use of unbe-
coming language to a Member shall be ejected from the
Chamber for the remainder of the legislative session.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Rule 67. Committees shall dispatch as expeditiously
as reasonably possible and proper the public business
assigned them. For the purpose of facilitating this, the
Speaker shall group the standing committees in such
manner as to provide each with an opportunity to meet
without conflict of its members with the meetings of other
committees to which they have been appointed. During
the first 30 calendar days of the regular legislative ses-
sion, the committees shall have reserved to them the
following days and hours of meeting:

Group One: Mondays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to
10 a.m.
Group Two: Mondays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6
p.m.
Group Three: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2
p.m. to 4 p.m.
Group Four: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m.
to 6 p.m.
Group Five: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.ri. to
10 a.m.
Group Six: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to
4 p.m.
Group Seven: Mondays and Fridays from 2 p.m. to
4 p.m.
Group Eight: Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and
Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Group Nine: Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and
Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Committee on Rules & Calendar shall provide
a schedule of days and hours for the meeting of commit-
tees after completion of the initial 30 days of the session.

Committees shall regularly meet in the room assigned
for their use by the Sergeant-at-Arms, and notice of
such assignment shall be posted permanently on a bul-
letin board provided for this purpose in the public cor-
ridor leading into the chamber of the House. A list of
each day's regular committee meetings, together with no-
tice of special meetings when these shall have been
given to the Chief Clerk in writing by 5:30 p.m. of the
preceding legislative day, shall appear at the head of the
daily Calendar. Saturday meetings shall be announced
in the Friday Calendar when no Calendar is printed
for Saturday. Notice of regular and special meetings



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shall also be given in writing by the Chairman, or by the












person authorized to call a meeting in his absence, to each
member of the committee.

The Committee Chairman may arrange with the Ser-
geant-at-Arms for evening or other special meetings.
No committee shall meet while the House is in session
without special leave, except the Committee on Rules
& Calendar.

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

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

REPORT WITHIN 14 DAYS
Rule 70. Every bill, joint resolution, resolution and
memorial referred to a committee or committees shall
be reported back before the expiration of 14 calendar
days from the date of its reference, unless otherwise
ordered by the House, except that no bill shall be with-
drawn under this rule from the Committee on Appro-
priations or the Committee on Finance & Taxation or the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments during they
first 30 calendar days of the session. Failure to report a
bill, joint resolution, resolution or memorial within
the prescribed period shall entitle any Member to re-
quest that the bill, joint resolution, resolution or me-
morial be placed on the Calendar together with nota-
tion of this reason for its withdrawal from the committee.
It shall be the duty of standing committees to report all
measures referred to them either (a) favorably, (b)
favorably with committee amendment, (c) with Com-
mittee Substitute as defined in Rule 72, or (d) unfavor-



STYLE OF COMMITTEE REPORTS:
VOTING IN COMMITTEE
Rule 71. Each report of a committee shall contain
the action of the committee on the bill or other measure
being transmitted, together with (a) the time and place
of the meeting at which the action was taken, (b) the
name and address of each person addressing the com-
mittee relative to the measure and, if an agent, the in-
terest represented, (c) the vote of each member of the
committee on each motion, (other than procedural), bill,
resolution or amendments acted upon, and (d) the Chief
Clerk shall enter upon the Journal the action of the
committee. The Journal entry shall not include those
portions of the report previously enumerated in this
Rule as Sections (a), (b), (c). After the report has been
filed with the Chief Clerk as provided in Rule 72, it
shall be preserved for the convenient inspection of the
public during the legislative session and afterwards
delivered to the Secretary of State.
No member of a committee shall be allowed under
any circumstances to vote by proxy. A majority of
all the committee members present shall agree by
their votes upon the disposition of any bill or other
matter considered by the committee. A member shall
be expected to attend all meetings of a committee to
which he has been appointed. Failure to attend two
consecutive regular meetings, unless excused from at-
tendance in the House on those days as provided in
Rule 34, or by the Chairman of the Committee shall
constitute automatic withdrawal from the committee
and create a vacancy. Upon notification by the Chair-
man of the Committee, the Speaker shall make appoint-
ment to such vacancies.

COMMITTEE REPORTS AND
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTES
Rule 72, All favorable reports (signed by the Chair-
man, or, in his absence, the Vice Chairman) of commit-
tees on bills, joint resolutions, resolutions and memorials
shall be made on forms furnished by the Sergeant-at-
Arms and delivered to the Chief Clerk by 5:30 P.M. of
each legislative day at the desk designated therefore in
the hallway on the east side of the north wing-where
the office of the Chief Clerk is situated. These reports
must be accompanied by the original bill, joint resolu-
tion, resolution or memorial, and the titles thereof shall
be entered on the Calendar (at the appropriate reading)
and on the Journal, together with the statement that the
same was reported favorably by the committee of ref-
erence. Each report by a committee must set forth the
exact title of the measure, the name and county of the
introducer (or introducers) and, if amendments are pro-
posed by the committee, amendments shall be numbered
serially and typewritten in full. All unfavorable reports
(signed by the Chairman, or in his absence, the Vice



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lutions and memorials shall be returned to the Chief Clerk
in the same manner set forth for making favorable re-
ports. All bills, joint resolutions, resolutions and me-
morials reported unfavorably shall be laid on the table
but upon motion of any Member, adopted by a two-
thirds (2) vote of the Members present, the same
may be taken from the table and placed on the Calendar
at the appropriate place.
No committee shall file a report unless the committee
has met formally at an authorized time and place. If any
matter is reported on the basis of a poll of the committee
such matters shall be automatically re-referred to the
committee.
A committee may, in reporting a bill, joint resolution,
resolution or memorial, draft a new measure, embrac-
ing the same general subject matter, to be returned to
the House with the recommendation that the substitute
be considered in lieu of the original measure (or meas-
ures). The substitute measure must be accompanied by
the original measure referred to the committee and re-
turned to the Chief Clerk in the same manner as the
favorable reporting of any other measure. When the
original measure is reached upon the Calendar, the sub-
stitute shall be read a first time by title. The motion
then shall be (by the Chairman or a member of the
committee offering the substitute) to take up the sub-
stitute in the place of the original. At the moment that
the House agrees by majority vote to take up the sub-
stitute, then the original shall be regarded as automati-
cally tabled in the same manner as a measure unfavor-
ably reported. The substitute shall carry the identifying
number (or numbers) of the original, and shall be re-
turned to the Chief Clerk in the same number of copies
required for first introduction of a similar measure (an
original and five exact copies for bills).
COMMITTEE MEETINGS OPEN
Rule 73. All meetings of all committees shall be open
to the public at all times, subject always to the power
and authority of the Chairman to maintain order and
decorum.
LOBBYING
Rule 74.
1. Every person, which term shall include firms, cor-
porations, associations or groups, and any office-holder,
appointee or employee of any federal, state, county, mu-
nicipal, or other governmental subdivision, board, com-
mission or agency, and their respective agents, engaging
during any session to urge the passage, defeat or modi-
fication of any legislation by the House of Representa-
tives or its committees, shall before engaging in such
activity, register as a lobbyist with the Chief Clerk of



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the House.
2. Every such person shall register on forms pre-
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terests he represents as defined in Section 1, the par-
ticular legislation in which he is interested, the name
and address of the interests he represents and the dura-
tion of his engagement. The Chief Clerk shall publish in
the Journal in tabulation form a list of those filing the
registration statements required under this Rule, together
with the information contained therein, on the first Mon-
day of the session and weekly thereafter. No registered
lobbyist shall be permitted upon the floor of the House
while it is in session.
3. Any person who merely appears before a commit-
tee of this House in his individual capacity without com-
pensation or reimbursement, to express support of or
opposition to any legislation, and shall so declare to the
Members or committee with whom he discusses any
proposed legislation, shall not be required to register as
a lobbyist but shall not be permitted upon the floor of
the House during consideration of the legislation in
which he is interested.
4. Separately from any prosecution or penalties other-
wise provided by law, any person determined by a ma-
jority of this House to have failed to comply with the
requirements of this Rule, shall be prohibited for the
duration of the session from appearing before a commit-
tee of this House.
5. The Chief Clerk shall provide blank affidavits for
the convenience of registrants but the burden of com-
pliance nevertheless always shall be upon the person
required to register.
6. Committees shall be diligent to ascertain whether
those who appear before them in other than an obviously
individual capacity have conformed with the require-
ments of this Rule, and to report violations. No commit-
teeman knowingly shall permit an unregistered lobbyist
to be heard.

CHIEF CLERK
Rule 75. There shall be a Chief Clerk whose duty
it shall be, with the help of assistants, to keep a careful
record of all proceedings of the House and cause them
to be printed in the Journal.
The Chief Clerk shall be appointed to serve continu-
ously for a period of two years from date of appointment,
and shall keep the Chief Clerk's office open during and
between sessions of the legislature on a permanent basis.
A permanent staff of assistants shall be appointed to
efficiently transact such business as assigned, or required
by law or by rules of the House, during and between
sessions of the legislature.
All questions of order and decision thereon shall be
noted and recorded in the Journal. The Chief Clerk



shall sign all bills, acts and resolutions passed by the
House, together with all writs, orders and process ema-
nating therefrom. He shall perform all duties which













have heretofore devolved upon the Chief Clerk by cus-
tom. The Chief Clerk is required to examine all local
bills to determine whether or not the same are accom-
panied by proof of publication of notice, or whether
the same contains a proper referendum. All employes
of the Chief Clerk's office shall be under his direction.
He shall not permit local bills unaccompanied by proof
of publication of notice or not containing a proper refer-
endum, as required by Section 21 of Article III of the
Constitution of the State, to be read or otherwise en-
tertained, but the same shall be returned to the intro-
ducer. The Chief Clerk shall be the ex officio Enrolling
Clerk, and it shall be the duty of the Speaker to appoint
a capable and efficient person to serve as Enrolling Clerk.
DAILY CALENDAR
Rule 76. The Chief Clerk shall cause to be printed
the daily Calendar of the House, and shall divide the
same into three separate parts with appropriate head-
ings. In the first division and under the first heading
shall, as favorably reported, be placed House Bills and
Joint Resolutions of a general nature; under the second
heading shall be placed Senate Bills of a general nature;
under the third division shall be placed House and Senate
bills of a local nature. In each of said divisions all bills
and joint resolutions shall be arranged so as to show (1)
those on third reading; (2) those on second reading. The
committee to which such bill or resolution was referred,
together with the report of same, shall be stated under
the title of each bill.



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



to the Gov-



PERMANENT JOURNAL
Rule 78. The complete Journal at the close of the
session shall be bound together under the supervision
of the Chief Clerk and when approved by the Speaker
and attested to by the Chief Clerk, shall be filed in the
office of the Secretary of State, as the official Journal of
the House of Representatives.

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
Rule 79. There shall be a Sergeant-at-Arms and it
shall be his duty, with the help of assistants, to attend
the House during its sittings, to maintain order under the
direction of the Speaker or other presiding officer in the
Chair; to execute the commands of the Speaker and of
the House, and all processes issued by authority thereof,
directed to him and subject always to the approval of
the Speaker; to have charge of all property of the House
and to distribute the expendable materials of the House
to Members of the House for their official use; to cause
to be distributed daily sufficient number of Journals and
Calendars of the House to supply the demands of the
House and its Members; to comply with any order or
resolution of the House; to have supervision of the pages,



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doorkeepers, janitors, messengers, and mailing clerks of
the House; to have general charge of the gallery of the
House provided for the public and maintain order there-
in; to make requisition for blanks and printed stationery
which may be required by the House and distribute the
same on request of the Members; to purchase for the
use of the House, unless otherwise ordered, all articles
which shall be ordered by the House to be provided for
the use of the House, which are to be purchased, and rent
or otherwise secure any articles which are to be rented
or provided when so ordered by the House, and to per-
form any special duty which may be required by order
or resolution of the House, or the Speaker thereof in the
exercise of his lawful authority. The Committee on
House Administration shall have supervision over the
work of the Sergeant-at-Arms. All communications
coming to the House of Representatives, either by mes-
sengers or Committees, shall be accompanied by the
Sergeant-at-Arms, who shall approach the Well of the
House and address the Chair. The presiding officer of
the House shall recognize the Sergeant-at-Arms, who
should state briefly his reasons for appearing at the Well
of the House. Whereupon the presiding officer shall
appropriately receive the message or Committee report,
except the Speaker may in his discretion suspend the
provisions contained in this rule with reference to mes-
sages during the last ten days of the regular session.

CHAMBER OF HOUSE
Rule 80. The Chamber of the House shall be used
only for the legislative business of the House and for
the caucus meetings of its Members, except upon occa-
sions where the House by Resolution agrees to take part
in any ceremonies to be observed therein; and the
Speaker shall not entertain a motion for the suspension
of this Rule.
Persons to receive privileges of the floor: Other than
present Members of the House of Representatives and
of the Senate and members of their families, the persons
hereinafter named, and none other, shall be admitted
except in the company of a Member during regular daily
sessions of the Chamber of the House, viz: The Gov-
ernor and Cabinet Members, and their private secretaries;
Judges of the Supreme Court, Members of Congress, con-
testants in election cases during the tendency of their
cases in the House, the Secretary and Sergeant-at-Arms
of the Senate, accredited members of the press, radio and
television gallery, such persons as have, by name, re-
ceived the thanks of the Legislature; former Governors
and ex-Members of the House of Representatives who
are not interested in any claim or directly in any bill
pending before the Legislature, and such employees of
the House as may be needed on public business. The
Speaker may extend the courtesy of the floor to such
other persons as he may desire by the issuance of a door



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Press Gallery: Restrictions on admission. Such por-
tions of the floor as may be necessary to accommodate
representatives of the press, radio and television wishing
to report proceedings shall be set aside for their use,
and reporters, columnists and newscasters shall be ad-
mitted thereto under such regulations as the Speaker
may from time to time prescribe.
EMPLOYES
Rule 81. Employes and attaches shall perform the
duties allotted to them by custom or rule of the House
or by order of the Speaker. House stenographers not
specially assigned shall be under the supervision of a head
to be designated by the Committee on Personnel. House
stenographers shall be at all times subject to the requi-
sition of the Chairman or Acting Chairman of any House
Committee, for the performance of the official business
of the House. All attaches and employes of the House
shall remain on duty at all times while the House is in ses-
sion. When the House is not in session they shall observe
the same hours of employment as regular capitol em-
ployes; provided, that any committee may require a ste-
nographer to attend its meetings at any time. House
stenographers may be required to write letters for Mem-
bers of the House when same does not interfere with their
doing the official work of the House which has been
allotted to them.

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

PAY FOR SPECIAL SERVICES
Rule 83. Additional compensation may be allowed
officers and employes for overtime and special services
at the discretion of the Speaker and the Chairman of
the Committee on House Administration.
The Report of the Committee on Rules and Calendar was
read in full.
Mr. Beasley moved the adoption of the report.
Pending consideration thereof--
Messrs. Hopkins of Escambia and Musselman of Broward
offered the following amendment to the proposed Rules of
the House: Strike out all of Rule 64 and insert the following
in lieu thereof:
BILLS IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE
Rule 64. Bills committed to a Committee of the Whole
House shall be read and debated, or amended by clauses or
sections, leaving the title or preamble to be last considered.
The body of said bill shall not be interlined or defaced, but
all amendments denoting the page and line shall be entered
by the Chief Clerk, who shall be Clerk of the Committee of



the Whole House, on separate paper, as the same shall be
agreed to by the Committee, and so reported to the House.
After report, the bill or other matter may be again debated
and shall be subject to be again amended by clauses or sections.



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The quorum for a Committee of the Whole House shall be the
same as for the House, and when the Committee of the Whole
House shall rise, the roll shall be called to ascertain the pres-
ence of a quorum of the House.
Mr. Hopkins moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was not agreed to and the amendment was not
adopted.
The question recurred on the adoption of the Report of the
Committee on Rules & Calendar.
The motion was agreed to and the Report of the Com-
mittee on Rules & Calendar was adopted.
Mr. Surles moved that the House now stand in recess for
such time as is necessary for the Democratic Members of the
House to hold a caucus for the purpose of designating a
Speaker and a Speaker Pro Tempore for the 1959 House of
Representatives.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 10:49 A.M., the House stood in
recess.
The House reconvened at 11:47 A. M.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
A quorum present.
Mr. Cross, on behalf of the Alachua and Sumter delega-
tions, introduced the Honorable Samuel Wyche Getzen, Speak-
er Pro Tempore of the 1927 House of Representatives, and
Speaker of the 1929 House of Representatives, and moved that
a committee be appointed to escort Mr. Getzen to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Cross, Stewart
of Hendry, Papy and Rowell of Sumter as the committee
which escorted Mr. Getzen to the rostrum where he briefly
addressed the Membership of the House..
Mr. Beasley moved that the House stand in informal recess
until 12:10 P. M. today for the purpose of giving the stand-
ing committees an opportunity to organize and report back
to the Speaker.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:55 A. M., the House stood in
informal recess.
The House reconvened at 12:13 P. M.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
A quorum present.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
The Chairman or Vice-Chairman of each of the following
standing committees reported that their committees were duly
organized and ready to transact business: Committees on
Aeronautics, Agriculture, Appropriations, Atomic Energy,
Banks & Loans, Census & Apportionment, Citrus, Claims, Com-
merce & Reciprocal Trade, Constitutional Amendments, Coun-
ty Government, Drainage & Water Conservation, Education-
Higher Learning, Education-Public Schools, Elections, Fi-
nance & Taxation, Forestry, Game & Fresh Water Fish, Gov-
ernmental Reorganization, Hotels & Restaurants, House Ad-
ministration, Industrial Development, Insurance, Judiciary A
(Civil), Judiciary B (Criminal), Judiciary C (General), Judici-
ary D (Courts), Labor, Livestock, Mental Health, Military &
Veterans Affairs, Motor Vehicles & Carriers, Municipal Gov-
ernment, Oil, Phosphate & Minerals, Pensions & Retirement,
Personnel, Public Amusements, Public Health, Public Lands &
Parks, Public Printing, Public Roads & Highways, Public Safe-
ty, Public Utilities, Public Welfare, Resolutions & Memorials,
Rules & Calendar, Salt Water Conservation, State Advertising,



State Correctional Institutions, State Institutions, Statutory
Revision, Temperance, and Workmen's Compensation.
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revert to the order of Introduction and Reference of House
Bills, Joint Resolutions, House Resolutions, Concurrent Reso-
lutions and Memorials.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CON-
CURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS.
By Messrs. Surles, Griffin and Mattox of Polk-
H. B. No. 5-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
district court of appeals establishing headquarters for the
second appellate district thereof; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary D (Courts).
By Messrs. Surles and Griffin of Polk, and Gibbons and
Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No, 6-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to air
pollution control; creating an air pollution control commis-
sion in the State Board of Health; prescribing its functions,
powers and duties and those of the State Board of Health in
relation thereto; providing for appointment of county air pol-
lution control councils; prescribing penalties for violations and
providing an appropriation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Health and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Surles, Mattox and Griffin of Polk-
H. B. No. 7-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Polk
County; authorizing veterans' organizations to act as agents
in the sale and distribution of automobile license plates; pro-
viding for payment.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 7.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and ordered
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
Messrs. Mattox and Griffin of Polk were given unanimous
consent to be made co-introducers of House Bill No. 7.
By Messrs. Surles, Mattox and Griffin of Polk-
H. B. No. 8-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to motor
vehicle licenses; amending Section 320.10, Florida Statutes, au-
thorizing the sale of Series X license plates to mobile blood
banks at the established rates.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Motor Vehicles & Carriers and Finance &
Taxation.
Messrs. Mattox and Griffin of Polk were given unanimous
consent to be made co-introducers of House Bill No. 8.
By Messrs. Peacock and Shipp of Jackson, and Roberts of
Suwannee-
H. B. No. 9-A bill to be entitled An Act amending and re-
vising certain provisions of the election laws; adding an ad-
ditional section thereto; relating to the time and duties of the
county canvassing boards in canvassing absentee votes; pro-
viding an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.

By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 10-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Para-
graph (a) of Sub-section 3 of Section 601.15 Florida Statutes
1955, so as to provide for an increase of the excise taxes on
oranges from three cents per standard packed box to five cents
per standard packed box, and eliminating the tax on limes;
provide that this Act shall not repeal Chapter 29647 Laws of



Florida 1955, and provide for an effective date.



April 3, 1957



601.79; Section 601.80; Section 601.81; Section 601.82; Section
601.83; and Section 601.84 Florida Statutes 1955 by permitting
the coloring of temple oranges and tangelos and providing that
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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Citrus and Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 11-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (1) of section 601.21 Florida Statutes 1955 by providing
that the minimum ratio of the total soluble solids of the juice
of temple oranges for shipment in fresh form to the anhydrous
citric acid shall be eight to one, and providing an effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 12-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to grading
of citrus fruit; amending Section 601.45, Florida Statutes, by
adding a provision permitting the stamping, under order or
regulation of the Florida Citrus Commission, on citrus fruit
of brands or trade marks registered with said commission which
represent state or United States grades of citrus fruit, and
providing for the effective date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 13-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
sections (7), (8), and (21) and to repeal Sub-section (20) of
Section 601.03 Florida Statutes 1955 so as to provide a new
definition for "citrus fruits", "citrus fruit dealer", "express or
gift fruit shipper", and to further amend Section 601.03 Flor-
ida Statutes 1955 by including a definition for "lemons", "sour
oranges", tangeloss" and "citrus hybrids", and to provide an
effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 14-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
payment from the "Florida Citrus Advertising Fund" to Benton
& Bowles, Inc. of monies expended by it while acting as the
advertising agency of the Florida Citrus Commission.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Citrus and Appropriations.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 15-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
18 of the Florida Citrus Code, Chapter 29760 General Laws
of Florida 1955, (Section 601.18 Florida Statutes 1955) pro-
viding minimum juice content for grapefruit and extending
the period of time for the increase; and authorizing the Flor-
ida Citrus Commission to decrease minimum juice content for
grapefruit under certain conditions, and providing for an ef-
fective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.

By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 16-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
216.171 Florida Statutes by adding Sub-section (6) to authorize
any state agency deriving all of its revenue from excise taxes
and expending its funds for the salaries of its employees, when
it deems necessary, to exceed the limitation provided in Sub-
section (3) of Section 216.171 Florida Statutes without obtain-
ing the consent and approval of the State Budget Commission.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Citrus and Appropriations.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 17-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section












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minimum ratio of the total soluble solids of the juice to an-
hydrous citric acid is not less than eight and fifty hundredths
to one.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 18-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
216.19 Florida Statutes to provide that the Florida Citrus Com-
mission shall file its budget with the State Budget Commis-
sion and the same shall be deemed approved as filed.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Citrus and Appropriations.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 19-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Para-
graph (e) of Sub-section (1) of Section 601.28 Florida Statutes
1955 relative to inspection fees for citrus so as to provide a
fee also for juice and segments and provide an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Citrus and Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 20-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (7) of Section 601.10 Florida Statutes 1955 relative to
the powers of the Florida Citrus Commission by providing ad-
ditional powers to establish minimum maturity and quality
standards not inconsistent with existing laws and also powers
involving the extracting and sectionizing of citrus or the prod-
ucts thereof and empowering the Florida Citrus Commission
to authorize or prohibit the addition of additives in citrus prod-
ucts, and fixing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 21-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
601.11 involving the power of the Florida Citrus Commission
to establish standards by providing that the Florida Citrus
Commission, in addition to the powers provided by said sec-
tion and other laws also should have the power to establish
minimum maturity and quality standards not inconsistent with
existing laws for citrus fruits and products thereof whether
canned or concentrated or otherwise processed, including
standards for frozen concentrate for manufacturing purposes
and provide an effective date.

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

By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 22--A bill to be entitled An Act making it unlaw-
ful to falsely represent to be a licensed citrus fruit dealer, or
to advertise or to make false claims or representations regard-
ing the status of the seller of citrus fruit, or as to the condition,
grade or quality of the citrus fruit sold, or to advertise or in
any way to pretend that one is bonded unless a performance
bond has been furnished and approved and providing certain
rules of construction and providing penalties for violations.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (general).
By Mr. Williams of Hardee--

H. B. No. 23-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (7) and Sub-section (10) of Section 601.15 Florida
Statutes 1955 so as to authorize and empower the Florida
Citrus Commission to expend advertising funds to advertise
citrus cattle feed and all other products of citrus fruit, and to
conduct premium and prize promotions to increase the use
of citrus, and transfer advertising funds on hand June 30th,
1957 derived from limes to the Florida Avocado and Lime



Commission, and provide an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.



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hospital service plans, by limiting the authority of the insurer
to cancel contracts of insureds.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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By Mr. Williams of Hardee-

H. B. No. 24-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and
empower the Florida Citrus Commission to issue special per-
mits for experimental purposes for the manufacture, shipment,
and sale of frozen concentrated orange juice of less than 41.8
degrees Brix or more than 44 degrees Brix, subject to certain
conditions and under rules and regulations to be promulgated
by the Florida Citrus Commission.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 25-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
sections (a) (4) and (a) (5) of Section 4 of Chapter 29757,
Laws of Florida 1955, known as "the tangelo act of 1955" rela-
tive to the maturity of tangelos by changing the standard for
determining the maturity of tangelos, and fixing an effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
By Messrs. Chappell of Marion, Gibbons of Hillsborough,
and O'Neill of Marion-
H. B. No. 26-A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the use
and operation of motor boats within the waters of the state;
and providing penalties for violation hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Messrs. Costin of Gulf, Putnal of Lafayette, Peacock of
Jackson, Marshburn of Levy, Jones of Taylor, Russ of Wakulla,
Kimbrough of Santa Rosa, Williams of Columbia, Alexander of
Liberty, Mitchell of Washington, Rowell of Sumter, Williams of
Hardee and Williams of Pasco-
H. B. No. 27-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to old age
assistance; amending Section 409.16, Florida Statutes, pro-
viding for payment of seventy dollars per month and setting
forth residence requirements; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Welfare and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Horne and Mitchell of Leon-
H. B. No. 28-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to per
diem and traveling expenses of state officers and employees;
amending Subsection (1) of Section 112.061, Florida Statutes;
and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
Mr. Horne moved that House Bill No. 28 be withdrawn from
the Committee on Appropriations and placed on the Calendar,
and requested that the motion be left pending.
By Messrs. Turlington of Alachua, Hopkins of Escambia,
Roberts of Palm Beach, and Sheppard of Lee-
H. B. No. 29-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to retail
instalment transactions of motor vehicles: providing for li-
censing of sales finance companies: prescribing the procedure,
provisions, requirements or limitations relating to contents, ex-
ecution and repossession of retail instalment contracts on mo-
tor vehicles and providing penalties for violation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Messrs. Peacock of Jackson, and Manning of Holmes-
H. B. No. 30-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to acci-
dent, sickness and hospital insurance; amending Paragraph
(h) of Subsection (5) of Section 642.031, Florida Statutes, re-
lating to cancellation of accident and sickness insurance poli-
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By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 31-A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section
222.11, Florida Statutes, exempting wages of the head of a
family from the levy of a writ of attachment or garnishment.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 32-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (6) of Section 317.50, Florida Statutes, relating to
lighting equipment required on motor vehicle trailers.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Safety.
By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 33-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize
chemical tests as to intoxication of persons accused of oper-
ating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcoholic
beverages, and providing for suspension of drivers' licenses of
persons so accused refusing to submit to such test.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Safety.

By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. J. R. No. 34-A Joint Resolution proposing an amend-
ment to Article VIII of the State Constitution by adding a
section thereto to be designated as Section 24 to provide that
candidates for the offices of members of the board of county
commissioners of Jackson County be residents of the county
commissioners' districts they qualify to represent and be nomi-
nated and elected by the qualified electors of said district.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That Article VIII of the state constitution is amended by
adding a section to be designated as Section 24 and the same
is hereby agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of
the state for ratification or rejection at the next general elec-
tion to be held in 1958, as follows:
Section 24. County commissioners, Jackson county.-From
and after the effective date of this section in elections held in
Jackson county for the nomination and election of members
of the board of county commissioners each candidate for the
office of member of said board shall be a resident of the coun-
ty commissioner's district he qualifies to represent and shall
be nominated and elected by the qualified electors of said dis-
trict and not by the qualified electors of the county at large.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Rowell of Sumter, Peacock of Jackson, Askins of
Nassau, Mitchell of Washington, Strickland of Citrus, Stone of
Escambia, Ayers of Hernando and Peavy of Madison-
"H. B. No. 35-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to aid to
dependent children, amending Section 409.18, Florida Statutes,
by adding a new subsection thereto limiting assistance to one
(1) illegitimate child of the same mother.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Messrs. Mattox of Polk and Peters of Calhoun-
H. B. No, 36-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to auction
sales of livestock; amending Section 205.28, Florida Statutes;
providing a license tax of fifty dollars ($50.00).
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Livestock and Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
H. B. No. 37-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to acci-
dent, sickness and hospital insurance; amending Paragraph
(h) of Subsection (5) of Section 642.031, Florida Statutes,
relating to cancellation of accident and sickness insurance



policies; amending Section 641.04, Florida Statutes, relating to



April 3, 1957



Johns, Smith of St. Lucie, Kimbrough of Santa Rosa, Young-
berg and Bartholomew of Sarasota, Cleveland and Frederick
of Seminole, Rowell of Sumter, Roberts of Suwannee, Jones of
Taylor, Roberts of Union, Karl and Sweeny of Volusia, Russ of



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hospital service plans, by limiting the authority of the insurer
to cancel contracts of insureds.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
H. B. No. 38-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that in-
struments required to be sworn to need not be subscribed under
oath; providing a penalty for subscribing a false statement.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Messrs. Livingston of Highlands and Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 39-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
department of public welfare; amending Section 409.37, Florida
Statutes, to add a new Subsection (3) to provide for exclusions
from the basis for determination of eligibility to receive aid
under the chapter.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.

By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
H. B. No. 40--A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that
in actions for damages for injury to person or property, the
comparative negligence rule will apply in all cases.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 41-A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing and pro-
hibiting common law marriages in Florida; and providing for
registration of such marriages consummated prior to January
1, 1958.

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

By Messrs. Turlington of Alachua, and Sweeny and Karl of
Volusia-
H. B. No. 42-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing offi-
cers and employees of hospital districts and county hospital
corporations to participate in the State and County Officers
and Employees Retirement System; providing conditions of
participation.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Pensions & Retirement.
By Messrs. Surles of Polk, Beasley of Walton, Turlington and
Cross of Alachua, Crews of Baker, Barron and Harris of Bay,
Conner of Bradford, Muldrew of Brevard, Musselman and
Ryan of Broward, Peters of Calhoun, Hathaway of Charlotte,
Strickland of Citrus, Saunders of Clay, Walker of Collier, Wil-
liams of Columbia, Hollahan, Orr and Herrell of Dade, Smith
of DeSoto, Chaires of Dixie, Mathews, Westberry and Maness

ler, Inman and Arrington of Gadsden, Lancaster of Gilchrist,
Peeples of Glades, Costin of Gulf, McAlpin of Hamilton, Wil-
liams of Hardee, Stewart of Hendry, Ayers of Hernando, Liv-
ingston of Highlands, Moody, Mann and Gibbons of Hillsbor-
ough, Manning of Holmes, Vocelle of Indian River, Peacock
and Shipp of Jackson, Anderson of Jefferson, Putnal of Lafay-
ette, Daniel and Duncan of Lake, Sheppard of Lee, Horne and
Mitchell of Leon, Marshburn of Levy, Alexander of Liberty,
Peavy of Madison, Grimes and Pratt of Manatee, O'Neill and
Chappell of Marion, Rowell of Martin, Papy and Porter of
Monroe, Askins of Nassau, Stewart and Wise of Okaloosa, Zel-
menovitz of Okeechobee, Land and Sutton of Orange, Griffin
of Osceola, Blank and Roberts of Palm Beach, Williams of
Pasco, Petersen, Carney and Shaffer of Pinellas, Mattox and
Griffin of Polk, Beck of Putnam, Usina and Weinstein of St.











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Wakulla, Mitchell of Washington, and Mrs. Patton of Franklin.
H. B. No. 43-A bill to be entitled ,An Act relating to legisla-
tive personnel; amending Section 11.15, Florida Statutes, cre-
ating a permanent office of chief clerk of the House; providing
for compensation; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on House Administration and Appropriations.
Mr. Surles moved that House Bill No. 43 be withdrawn from
the Committees on House Administration and Appropriations
and placed on the Calendar, and requested that the motion
be left pending.
Mr. Beasley moved that House Bill No. 43 be withdrawn
from the Committee on House Administration and remain re-
ferred to the Committee on Appropriations.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 43 was or-
dered withdrawn from the Committee on House Administra-
tion and remained referred to the Committee on Appropria-
tions.
By Messrs. Surles and Griffin of Polk, Vocelle of Indian River
and Cross of Alachua-
H. B. No. 44-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to divorce
proceedings; amending Section 65.06, Florida Statutes; to fix
the venue for divorce actions brought against nonresident de-
fendants.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred, to the
Committee on Judiciary C (general).
By Mr. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 45-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to sport-
ing exhibitions sponsored by non-profit organizations; pro-
viding for regulation of advertising and method of exemption
from occupational license taxes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. Surles of Polk, Peacock and S'hipp of Jackson,
Usina of St. Johns, Cross of Alachua, Sweeny of Volusia, Hop-
kins of Escambia, Williams of Hardee, Smith of St. Lucie,
Mann of Hillsborough and Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 46-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to divorce;
amending Section 65.02, Florida Statutes, setting forth resi-
dence requirements in divorce actions.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (general).
By Messrs. Surles of Polk, Peacock and Shipp of Jackson,
Roberts of Palm Beach, Cross of Alachua, Williams of Hardee,
Smith of St. Lucie and Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 47-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to divorce
decrees; amending Chapter 65, Florida Statutes, by adding new
sections to be numbered 65.20 and 65.21; providing that all
divorce decrees be interlocutory in nature; providing a sixty
(60) day period.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (general).
By Messrs. Costin of Gulf, Peacock of Jackson, Alexander
of Liberty, Arrington of Gadsden, Peters of Calhoun, and Mrs.
Patton of Franklin-
H. B. No. 48-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Apalachicola River development program; directing the Flor-
ida Development Commission to determine potential maritime
commerce on the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint rivers;
authorizing employment of assistance; providing for an ap-
propriation and an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
Mrs. Patton was given unanimous consent to be made a co-
introducer of House Bill No. 48.
By Messrs. Horne and Mitchell of Leon-
H. B. No. 49-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the



crippled children's commission; amending Section 391.07, Flor-



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ida Statutes, by repealing provision requiring juvenile court
to determine financial ability of parents to pay for medical
care and treatment of indigent crippled children and vesting
such determination in the crippled children's commission.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Messrs. Cleveland of Seminole and Kimbrough of Santa
Rosa-
H. B. No. 50-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to rail-
roads; prescribing that Florida Railroad and Public Utilities
Commission shall prescribe standards for certain electrical
equipment and devices for trains for signal and illumination
purposes, as described; prescribing procedure for administra-
"tion and enforcement of the act; and fixing the effective date
of the act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Utilities.
Mr. Kimbrough was given unanimous consent to be made
a co-introducer of House Bill No. 50.
By Messrs. Cleveland of Seminole, Moody of Hillsborough,
and Hopkins of Escambia-
H. B. No. 51-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
73.10, Florida Statutes, relating to the trial of eminent domain
proceedings: by providing for the determination of compensa-
tion and damages in such proceedings and providing for an
effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
Mr. Hopkins was given unanimous consent to be made a co-
introducer of House Bill No. 51.
By Mr. Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 52-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections
74.01, 74.02, 74.03, 74.05, 74.07, 74.10 and repealing Section
74.09, Florida Statutes, relating to eminent domain proceed-
ings providing for a declaration of taking, service of process,
filing and publication of notice and providing for the hearing
before the court for an order of taking and for the payment
of monies into the courb and payment of monies from the
court to property owners and providing for the payment of
attorney fees and costs under certain conditions and provid-
ing for an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Messrs. Horne and Mitchell of Leon, and Hopkins of
Escambia-
H. B. No. 53-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
district court of appeals; establishing the headquarters for the
first appellate district thereof; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary D (Courts).
Mr. Hopkins was given unanimous consent to be made a co-
introducer of House Bill No. 53.

By Mr. Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 54-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to eminent
domain amending Sections 73.01, 73.11, 73.12, 73.13 and 73.16,
Florida Statutes, providing for the institution of suit and pro-
viding for the content of the petition, form of verdict, form
of judgment, payment of compensation and the cost of the
procedures and providing for an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).

Mr. Duncan moved that House Bills Nos. 51, 52 and 54 be



withdrawn from the Committee on Judiciary A (Civil) and
referred to the Committee on Public Roads & Highways.

The motion was agreed to, and House Bills Nos. 51, 52 and
54 were ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Judiciary















A (Civil) and referred to the Committee on Public Roads &
Highways.

By Messrs. Herrell, Orr and Hollahan of Dade-
H. B. No. 55-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to motor
vehicle drivers' licenses; amending Section 322.09, Florida Stat-
utes, by providing for revocation of a minor's permit or li-
cense upon conviction of a traffic law or ordinance violation
while driving a motor vehicle.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Safety.
By Messrs. Griffin, Surles and Mattox of Polk-
H. B. No. 56-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the
board of county commissioners of Polk County, subject to a
referendum, to establish and maintain a fire control unit; to
require the said board of county commissioners to enter into
agreement with the Florida Board of Forestry for the estab-
lishment and maintenance of such fire control unit; to de-
clare the powers of said board of county commissioners in re-
lation thereto and directing the levy of tax therefore; to re-
quire the Florida Board of Forestry to enter into agreement
to carry out the purposes hereof and to expend funds therefore,
and to provide the method for discontinuing the maintenance
of such fire control unit; providing for certain referendum
elections; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Griffin, Surles and Mattox of Polk-
H. B. No. 57-A bill to be entitled An Act making an ap-
propriation for the fire control unit in Polk County; provid-
ing for contingencies upon which this act shall take effect.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs. Orr of Dade, Cross of Alachua, Cleveland of
Seminole, Gibbons of Hillsborough, Hopkins of Escambia, Ryan
of Broward, Smith of DeSoto, Land of Orange, Usina of St.
Johns, Crews of Baker, and Daniel of Lake-
H. B. No. 58-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Florida Farm Colony; making an appropriation to supplement
an existing appropriation for construction of an addition to
the farm colony hospital; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:



Tallahassee, Florida
April 3, 1957.
Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Bishop-
S. B. No. 24-A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the
present municipal government of the City of Lake City in
Columbia County, Florida; and to create, establish and or-
ganize a new municipality to be known and designated as
the City of Lake City in Columbia County, Florida; to legalize
and validate the ordinances of the said City of Lake City, and
official acts thereunder; and to fix and define its territorial
boundaries; and to provide for its government, jurisdiction,
powers, franchises and privileges.
Proof of Publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 24 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the
Local Calendar.
ENROLLING REPORT
Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Enrolling Clerk to whom was referred-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4
-begs leave to report same has been properly enrolled, signed
by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
tives, and by the President and Secretary of the Senate, and
presented to the Governor on April 3, 1957.
Very respectfully,
IRMA W. LINN,
Enrolling Clerk
Mr. Beasley moved that the House now adjourn to reconvene
at 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 1:11 P. M., the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Thursday, April 4, 1957



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



The roll was taken and th
corded present:
Mr. Speaker Grimes
Alexander Harris
Anderson Hathaway
Arrington Herrell
Askins Hollahan
Ayers Hopkins
Barron Horne
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Lancaster
Carney Land
Chaires Livingston
Chappell Maness
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Gibbons McAlpin
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, R. 0.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam



.e following Members were re-



Moody
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders



Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith. S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sutton
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Walker
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Excused: Messrs. Peeples and Vocelle.
A quorum present.
Mr. Stewart of Hendry asked to be recorded present.
Prayer was offered by the Reverend W. E. Hall, Chaplain
of the House.
Mr. Peacock was given unanimous consent to be made a
co-introducer of House Bill No. 27.
Messrs. Wadsworth and Kimbrough asked to be recorded
present.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Wednesday, April 3, was ordered corrected,
and as corrected was approved.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 3, 1957
Mr. Moody of Hillsborough, Chairman of the Committee
on Appropriations, reports that the Committee has carefully
considered the following bill and recommends that it pass:
By Messrs. Hornme and Mitchell of Leon-
H. B. No. 28-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to per
diem and traveling expenses of state officers and employees;
amending Subsection (1) of Section 112.061, Florida Statutes;
and providing an effective date.
And House Bill No. 28, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CON-
CURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS,
By Messrs. Beasley of Walton, Kimbrough of Santa Rosa,
Wise of Okaloosa, Strickland of Citrus, Mitchell of Washington,
Barron of Bay and Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 59-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to old
age assistance and aidto the blind; amending Sections 409.16
and 409.17, Florida Statutes, by increasing the monthly aid to
qualified persons sixty-five (65) years of age or more and to
qualified blind persons; and providing an effective date.



The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Welfare and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Westberry, Maness and Mathews of Duval, As-
kins of Nassau and Saunders of Clay-
H. B. No. 60-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
district court of appeals; establishing the headquarters for the
first appellate district thereof; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary D (Courts).
Messrs. Cleveland and Frederick asked to be recorded present.
By Messrs. Hopkins and Stone of Escambia, Alexander of
Liberty, Anderson of Jefferson, Arrington and Inman of Gads-
den, Askins of Nassau, Ayers of Hernando, Barron and Harris
of Bay, Bartholomew and Youngberg of Sarasota, Beasley of
Walton, Beck of Putnam, Blank and Roberts of Palm Beach,
Chaires of Dixie, Chappell and O'Neill of Marion, Cleveland
of Seminole, Conner of Bradford, Crews of Baker, Cross of
Alachua, Daniel and Duncan of Lake, Gibbons and Mann of
Hillsborough, Surles, Griffin and Mattox of Polk, Griffin of
Osceola, Grimes and Pratt of Manatee, Hathaway of Char-
lotte, Herrell and Hollahan of Dade, Horne and Mitchell of
Leon, Jones of Taylor, Karl and Sweeny of Volusia, Kim-
brough of Santa Rosa, Lancaster of Gilchrist, Land and Sut-
ton of Orange, Manning of Holmes, Marshburn of Levy, West-
berry, Maness and Mathews of Duval, McAlpin of Hamilton,
Mitchell of Washington, Muldrew of Brevard, Musselman and
Ryan of Broward, Papy and Porter of Monroe, Peavy of Madi-
son, Peters of Calhoun, Petersen and Shaffer of Pinellas, Put-
nal of Lafayette, Roberts of Union, Roberts of Suwannee,
Rowell of Sumter, Rowell of Martin, Russ of Wakulla, Saun-
ders of Clay, Sheppard of Lee, Shipp of Jackson, Smith of St.
Lucie, Smith of DeSoto, Stewart and Wise of Okaloosa, Stew-
art of Hendry, Strickland of Citrus, Usina and Weinstein of
St. Johns, Wadsworth of Flagler, Walker of Collier, Williams
of Columbia, Williams of Hardee, Williams of Pasco, and Zel-
menovitz of Okeechobee-
H. C. R. No. 61.-A Concurrent Resolution commending
Judge L. L, Fabisinski, as chairman, and the members of the
committee appointed in 1956 to recommend legislative action
for the preservation of the public schools of the state.
WHEREAS, on May 17, 1954, the nine men who constitute
the Supreme Court of the United States by judicial decision
leveled against the educational system-and through this at
the entire social and economic structure-of Florida and her
sister states of the South the gravest blow with which they
have been threatened since those administered by the Recon-
struction Congresses of more than seventy-five years ago and
have, in fact, by their decision gone far beyond the intention
of the Congress that framed and the states that ratified the
Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United
States; and
WHEREAS, in an effort to avert this threat and- to pre-
serve our public schools, the Governor and members of the
cabinet did appoint a committee, whose purposes and obliga-
tions were to endeavor to determine the best interests, from
an educational standpoint, of all of the children of our state;
to further such interests in every manner and to do all that is
possible to achieve and maintain the highest intellectual,
moral and cultural standards in our school system; and to
determine, as thoughtful and responsible citizens of the State
of Florida and the United States, measures that should be
considered by the Legislature of the State of Florida in keep-
ing with these purposes and the preservation of our public
school system, now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
THE, SENATE' CONCURRING:
That this Legislature, in behalf of the people of Florida



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and for itself, does commend and offer its most sincere grati-
tude for their untiring work and sound, constructive accom-
plishments to Judge L. L. Fabisinski, as chairman, Judge Rivers
Buford, as vice chairman, and Judge Millard Smith, the Hon-
orable Cody Fowler, Luther Mershon, J. Lewis Hall and John
T. Wigginton, as members of the committee appointed by the
Governor and members of the cabinet of the State of Florida
to recommend legislative action relating to public school edu-
cation made expedient by recent decisions of the Supreme
Court of the United States.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolu-
tion, suitably engrossed, signed by the President of the Senate
and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and at-
tested, be sent to each of the members of the committee.
-was read the first time in full.
Mr. Hopkins moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 61 be read the second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 61 was read the second time in full.
Mr. Hopkins moved the adoption of the concurrent resolu-
tion.
The motion was agreed to, and House Concurrent Resolu-
tion No. 61 was adopted and ordered certified to the Senate.
By Mr. Herrell of Dade-
H. B. No. 62-A bill to be entitled An Act appropriating to
the board of commissioners of state institutions for capital
outlay-buildings and improvements for the Florida Livestock
Board the sum of $130,000 for constructing and equipping the
Domestic animal diagnostic disease laboratory and the poultry
diagnostic disease laboratories; and providing for the effec-
tive date thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations and Livestock.

By Messrs. Herrell and Hollahan of Dade-
H. R. No. 63-A Resolution providing for the appointment
of a House committee to investigate certain complaints and
recommendations made by the Dade County Grand Jury con-
cerning the alleged misconduct of one or more of the circuit
judges of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida and make
recommendations to this House concerning such complaints
and recommendations.

WHEREAS, the Grand Jury in and for Dade County, Flor-
ida, in its presentment of April 26, 1956, stated that: "In view
of the disregard of the law, in view of the squandering of
assets of an estate and the allowance of exorbitant fees, in
view of the connivance of the Court and its appointees, and
in view of conduct unbecoming judges and members of the
Dade County Bar, the Grand Jury believes that Circuit Judge
Holt ... (is) ... unfit to serve and should resign from office."
And,

WHEREAS, the said Grand Jury in its presentment of May
8, 1956, further stated that: "In view of the disregard of the
law, in view of the squandering of assets of an estate and the
allowance of exorbitant fees, in view of the connivance of the
Court and its appointees, and in view of conduct unbecoming
judges and members of the Dade County Bar, the Grand
Jury believes that Circuit Judge Holt .. (is) unfit to
serve and feel his actions constitute grounds for impeachment.

"To this end, the members of the Florida House of Repre-
sentatives from Dade County are urged to prepare and present
to the House at the earliest opportunity Articles of Impeach-
ment for adoption, pursuant to Article III, Section 29, of the
Florida Constitution."

And,

WHEREAS, the said Grand Jury in its presentment of Sep-
tember 21, 1956, further stated that: "We feel that the con-
duct of Judge Holt in his judicial capacity warrants his .



removal from office . we recommend to the legislative
delegation of Dade County that, immediately upon the con-



evening of the next session of the legislature, they institute
impeachment proceedings against Judge Holt."
WHEREAS, by reason of the above statements in the said
Grand Jury presentments, it is deemed proper, if not the duty
of this House, that the said charges of misconduct be fully
and completely investigated so that the person accused may
be exonerated, if the charges be without foundation, basis or
merit, or that proper action be taken by this House if after
such investigation it is or becomes apparent, from all facts
and circumstances, that further actions and proceedings are
deemed to be necessary for the ends of justice, NOW, THERE-
FORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. There is hereby provided and constituted a com-
mittee of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida,
consisting of seven members to be forthwith appointed by
the Speaker of the House of Representatives, whose duties
shall be to conduct a thorough investigation into the said
charges of official misconduct of Circuit Judge Holt in and
for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit made by the Dade County
Grand Jury in and by its presentments of April 26, 1956, May
8, 1956, and September 21, 1956, mentioned in the preamble of
this resolution.

Section 2. That in making such investigation the said com-
mittee may freely use the authority granted by sections 11.08,
11.09, 11.10 and 11.11, and all other applicable provisions, of
the Florida Statutes, which statutes and laws shall be fully
applicable to the investigations made hereunder.
Section 3. The said committee shall report the results of
its study and make its recommendations to the House of Rep-
resentatives with all convenient speed so that the matter may
be disposed of with dispatch.
-was read in full.
Mr. Herrell moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 63
was adopted.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Herrell, Stewart
of Okaloosa, Musselman, Usina, Land, Hopkins, and Gibbons
as the committee provided for by House Resolution No. 63.
By Mr. Williams of Columbia-
H. B. No. 64-A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting the
use or operation of a state motor vehicle for personal use; and
providing a penalty for violations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Mr. Karl of Volusia-
H. B. No. 65-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that
any motor vehicle which has been stored in a garage and
which remains unclaimed for a certain period of time may be
sold for payment of towage and storage charges; and pro-
viding procedure for such sale; amending Section 86.08, Flor-
ida Statutes, by the addition of Subsection (3); providing an
effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Messrs. Musselman of Broward, Sweeny of Volusia, Dun-
can of Lake, Hollahan of Dade, Beasley of Walton, Walker of
Collier and Carney of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 66-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
prevention of accidents due to contact with power lines; de-
fining the terms used; providing for its administration and
enforcement; establishing certain precautionary measures and
exemptions; prescribing penalties for violations; repealing all
conflicting laws; and providing for the effective date of this
Act.

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



Committee on Public Utilities.



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By Mr. Hopkins of Escambia-
H. B. No. 67-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to security
to be deposited for payment of costs in Justice of the Peace and
County Judges' Courts; amending Section 939.16, Florida
Statutes, making such deposits permissive instead of man-
datory.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B (Criminal).
By Mr. Hopkins of Escambia-
H. B. No. 68-A bill to be entitled An Act to exempt from
process moneys due or to become due in any action for dam-
ages in the courts of the state or the United States.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Mr. Hopkins of Escambia-
H. B. No. 69-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to traveling
expenses and per diem of state officers and employees; amend-
ing Subsection (1) of Section 112.061, Florida Statutes, to
include judges of the District Court of Appeals; and providing
an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Judiciary D (Courts) and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Hopkins and Stone of Escambia-
H. B. No. 70-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
1.02, Florida Statutes, relating to legal time.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Mr. Gibbons of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 71-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to public
welfare; repealing Subsection (6) of Section 409.16, and Sub-
section (8) of Section 409.40, Florida Statutes, prescribing the
requirements for recipients of old age assistance, and aid for
the permanently and totally disabled persons.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Land of Orange (by request)--
H. B. No. 72-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Depart-
ment of Public Welfare, amending Subsection (2), Section
409.36, Florida Statutes, to require the department to transmit
report charging fraud to State's Attorney for presentation by
him to Grand Jury and fixing an effective date of the Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Horne of Leon-
H. B. No. 73-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
sound system in the House of Representatives; providing for
appropriation and effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on House Administration and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Beasley of Walton, Costin of Gulf, Stone and
Hopkins of Escambia, Harris of Bay, Manning of Holmes,
Mitchell of Washington, Porter of Monroe, Mattox of Polk,
Stewart and Wise of Okaloosa, Kimbrough of Santa Rosa,
Muldrew of Brevard, Ryan of Broward, Askins of Nassau,
Barron of Bay, Blank and Roberts of Palm Beach, Jones of
Taylor, Karl of Volusia, Livingston of Highlands, McAlpin of
Hamilton, Papy of Monroe, Peters of Calhoun, Roberts of Su-
wannee, Rowell of Sumter, Rowell of Martin, Russ of Wakulla,
Saunders of Clay, Stewart of Hendry, Strickland of Citrus,
Surles of Polk, Wadsworth of Flagler, Walker of Collier,
Williams of Columbia, Williams of Pasco and Zelmenovitz of
Okeechobee--
H. B. No. 74-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
annual apportionment to each county for instructional salaries;



amending Paragraph (a) of Subsection (3) of Section 236.07,
Florida Statutes, by providing for an increase in the amount
to be included for instructional salaries, and providing an
effective date.



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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Public Schools and Appropriations.
By Messers. Usina and Weinstein of St. Johns, Orr, Herrell
and Hollahan of Dade, Pratt of Manatee, Hopkins and Stone
of Escambia, Daniel of Lake, Home of Leon, Shaffer of
Pinellas, Sweeny of Volusia, Mitchell of Leon, Inman and
Arrington of Gadsden, Musselman of Broward, Shipp of Jack-
son, Alexander of Liberty, Ryan of Broward, Roberts of Palm
Beach, Bartholomew of Sarasota, Kimbrough of Santa Rosa,
Smith of St. Lucie, Surles of Polk and Williams of Columbia-
H. B. No. 75-A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter
462, Florida Statutes, 1955, relating to naturopathy; and de-
claring any license or authority to practice naturopathy under
Chapter 462, Florida Statutes, or any prior law to be void;
making unlawful the practice of naturopathy pursuant to any
such license or authority; and declaring the regulation and
prohibition of the practice of naturopathy to be within police
power of the state.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Williams of Columbia and Kimbrough of Santa
Rosa-
H. B. No. 76-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to state
officers' and employees' salary; providing for semi-monthly
payments; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Williams of Columbia-
H. B. No. 77-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to school
transportation; amending Subsection (4) of Section 236.07,
Florida Statutes, by increasing the amount of the minimum
foundation program for transportation; and providing that
such increase shall be used for increasing the compensation
of school bus drivers; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Public Schools and Appropriations.
Messrs. Marshburn, Jones and Russ were given unanimous
consent to be made co-introducers of House Bill No. 27.
Mr. Peters was given unanimous consent to be made a co-
introducer of House Bill No. 36.
By Mr. Williams of Columbia-
H. B. No. 78-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
maximum number of days permitted race tracks to operate
in any racing season; amending Subsection (1) of Section
550.08, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Amusements.
By Messrs. Maness, Westberry and Mathews of Duval and
Sheppard of Lee-
H. B. No. 79-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections
205.43 and 205.43(1), Florida Statutes, relating to premiums
and license taxes; deleting the reference to limited surety
companies and benevolent mutual benefit associations from
the statutes; amending Section 205.432, Florida Statutes, re-
lating to regional home offices of foreign insurers and credits
permitted against premium taxes by adding a Subsection (4)
to said section; extending the provisions, benefits and privileges
prescribed by said existing section to two or more foreign
insurance companies under common ownership or management
and control, otherwise meeting the requirements of the existing
section as set forth and defined; and fixing the effective date
of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.



By Messrs. Maness, Westberry and Mathews of Duval-
H. B. No. 80-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
646.08, Florida Statutes of 1955; to provide that no policy shall
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to provide that the premium, commission or dividend for such
policies when received by any lender, creditor or anyone con-
nected directly or indirectly with the lender or creditor shall
not be deemed interest or charges or excess consideration
under any other statute of Florida; to provide that accident
and health insurance may not be sold or issued by an insurer
or agent in connection with loans made under Chapters 516
and 519, Florida Statutes of 1955.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Messrs. Chappell and O'Neill of Marion-
H. B. No. 81-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that
certified mail may be used instead of registered mail in serv-
ing notices.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Messrs. Surles, Griffin and Mattox of Polk-
H. B. No. 82-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that the
judge of the Criminal Court of Record in and for Polk County,
Florida, shall devote full time to the duties of such office, and
shall not engage in the practice of law during his tenure of
office, and fixing the salary of such judge, and to provide for
the method of the payment of such salary.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
82.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Surles, Griffin and Mattox of Polk-
H. B. No. 83-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the
State Board of Health to construct a stream sanitation con-
trol and research facility and appropriating funds therefore.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Health and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Costin of Gulf, Shipp of Jackson, Youngberg
of Sarasota and Crews of Baker-
H. B. No. 84-A bill to be entitled An Act providing a budget
procedure for the offices of the sheriffs of the state; creating
a board of county officers' budget appeals setting forth their
powers and duties; setting and providing for the procedures
for paying the salaries and expenses of the said sheriffs' of-
fices; providing for the disposition of the fees and commissions
collected by said sheriffs and for the records thereof; provid-
ing for the severability of invalid portions; providing for the
repeal of all laws inconsistent with this Act; setting the ef-
fective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Government.
By Mr. Hollahan of Dade-
H. B. No. 85-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to crim-
inals; requiring the registration of all persons convicted of a
felony,in any court of this state, in federal courts, or in courts
of foreign states or countries; fixing penalties and repealing
all laws in conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary D (Courts).
By Messrs. Orr of Dade, Mathews of Duval, Mattox of Polk
and Livingston of Highlands-
H. B. No. 86-A bill to entitled An Act regulating the practice
of shorthand reporting; creating a State Board of Shorthand
Reporters and prescribing its powers, duties and functions;



providing for the licensing of persons engaged in the practice
of shorthand reporting; prescribing penalties for violations
and providing an effective date.



April 4, 1957



204.02, Florida Statutes, providing for a graduated license tax
on chain stores; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Mr. Hollahan of Dade-
H. B. No. 87-A bill to be entitled An Act to prescribe a
distinctive color for motor vehicles and motorcycles of the
various sheriffs' departments; prescribing a distinctive badge
to be worn by sheriffs and deputy sheriffs; making it unlawful
for any person, other than those authorized herein, to color
or cause to be colored any motor vehicle or motorcycle the
same or similar colors or to wear a sheriff's badge or an
insignia similar to the official sheriff's badge; providing penal-
ties for violations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Messrs Mitchell of Leon and Vocelle of Indian River-
H. B. No. 88-A bill to be entitled An Act creating and pro-
viding for the operation of a state veterans home to be admin-
istered by the State Veterans Department; providing for the
method of establishing the location of such home; eligibility
for admission; providing an appropriation to defray expenses
of a study to determine design and cost; providing an effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Military & Veterans Affairs and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Costin of Gulf, Westberry of Duval, Cross of
Alachua, Hollahan and Orr of Dade, Cleveland and Frederick
of Seminole, Weinstein of St. Johns, Hathaway of Charlotte,
Beck of Putnam and Sheppard of Lee-
H. B. No. 89-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Work-
men's Compensation Law; amending Subsection (1) of Section
440.16, Florida Statutes, by increasing funeral expense allow-
ance.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Workmen's Compensation.
By Messrs. Herrell, Hollahan and Orr of Dade-
H. B. No. 90-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
District Court of Appeals; establishing the headquarters for
the Third Appellate District thereof; providing an effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary D (Courts).
By Mr. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 91-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
335.04, Florida Statutes, providing for the definition of a state
road system and authorizing the state road board and the
county commissioners to designate certain roads and providing
for the width of right-of-way on said roads and for the clas-
sification of state roads and providing for an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. O'Neill of Marion-
H. B. No. 92-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to deputy
sheriffs; amending Section 30.09, Subsection (4), Florida Stat-
utes, by authorizing the appointment in specific instances of
special deputy sheriffs, without regard to the procedural re-
quirements of Sections 30.08 and 30.09, Florida Statutes; pro-
viding an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).

By Messrs. Moody of Hillsborough and Hathaway of Char-
lotte-
H. B. No. 93-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to license
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By Messrs. Moody of Hillsborough and Land of Orange-
H. B. No. 94-A bill to be entitled An Act to require the
registration and filing of annual financial reports with the
Secretary of State by certain organizations whose activities
tend to create violence, or domestic unrest in the community;
and providing a penalty for violations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 95-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to claims
for refunds of gasoline tax payments; repealing subsection (4)
of Section 208.54, Florida Statutes, whereby the comptroller
shall charge a fee for such claims.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims and Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 96-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the
payment of a monthly allowance to teachers who retired prior
to the enactment of the teachers' retirement act; amending
Section 231.50, Florida Statutes; and providing an effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Pensions & Retirement and Appropriations.
By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 97-A bill to be entitled An Act to limit the hours
of work by any employee of the State of Florida at State In-
stitutions; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on State Institutions.
By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 98-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
112.05, Florida Statutes, to make retirement compulsory to all
state officials and employees upon attaining the age of sixty-
five (65) years.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Pensions and Retirement.

Mr. Moody called a point of order that House Bill No. 56,
now on the Calendar of Local Bills, provides for an appropria-
tion and, under the rule, should be referred to the Committee
on Appropriations.
The Speaker ruled the point well taken and House Bill No.
56 was ordered withdrawn from the Calendar of Local Bills
and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be
waived and the House now take up House Local Bills for Second
Reading and Senate Local Bills for Second Reading.

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

CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE LOCAL BILLS
ON SECOND READING
H. B. No. 7-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Polk
County; authorizing veterans' organizations to act as agents
in the sale and distribution of automobile license plates; pro-
viding for payment.

-was taken up.

Mr. Surles moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 7 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 7 was read a second time by title.



S



Mr. Surles moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 7 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. 7 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Anderson
Arrington
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Blank
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Costin
Crews
Cross
Daniel
Duncan
Frederick
Gibbons
Yeas-87.



Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, R. O.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam



Grimes
Harris
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Hopkins
Inman
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Lancaster
Land
Livingston
Madness
Mann
Manning
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin



Moody
Muldrew
O'Neill
Drr
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer



Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith. S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
3trickland
Surles
Button
Usina
Wadsworth
Valker
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered certified
to the Senate.
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE LOCAL BILLS ON
SECOND READING
Without objection, consideration of Senate Bill No. 24 was,
temporarily deferred.
Mr. Surles moved that the rules be waived and the House
revert to the order of Reports of Select Committees.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
REPORTS OF SELECT COMMITTEES
Mr. Surles moved that the report of the Interim Committee
on Air Pollution, appointed pursuant to House Concurrent Res-
olution No. 1775 of the 1955 Legislature, be accepted and spread
upon the journal.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
REPORT OF JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
ON AIR POLLUTION
(Pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution 1775-1955
Legislature)
To the Honorable President of the Senate:
To the Honorable Speaker of the House of Representatives:
In accordance with House Concurrent Resolution 1775, en-
acted by the 1955 Legisl aturecreating an interim committee
of three members of the Senate and five members of the House
of Representatives, to investigate reports of serious air pollu-
tion, particularly in the vicinity of phosphate plants, the fol-
lowing were named as members:
Senator Harry E. King Winter Haven
Senator Merrill P. Barber Vero Beach
Senator Paul Kickliter Tampa
Representative James S. Moody Plant City
Representative Sam M. Gibbons Tampa
Representative Roy Surles Lakeland
Representative Perry E. Murray Frostproof
Representative Boone D. Tillett, Jr. Lake Wales
The tragic death of Representative Murray, in an automo-
bile accident in December, 1955, created a vacancy which was
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Frostproof. Senator King, who failed of re-election, has been
succeeded by Senator S. Scott Kelly, Lakeland. Representative
G. W. "Dick" Williams, Wauchula, has been named to succeed
Representative Tillett, who failed of election to the Senate.
Representative Murray was originally elected Chairman by
members of the Joint Legislative Committee, with Senator
King as Co-Chairman. Following Representative Murray's
death, Representative Surles was named Chairman.
Florida Citrus Mutual took the initiative in bringing the
matter of possible air pollution to the attention of the 1955
Legislature, as a result of complaints received from several of
its members that their citrus groves and cattle, and even their
own personal health, were suffering damage from some cause.
Air Pollution was suspected as the reported damage appeared
to be in direct relationship to the proximity to phosphate plants.
Wide publicity was given the formation of the Joint Legis-
lative Committee, as well as the several hearings it conducted
as follows:
November 8, 1955-Florida Citrus Mutual Auditorium,
Lakeland
November 21, 1955 Citrus Experiment Station,
Lake Alfred
December 15, 1955 Pinecrest School, Pinecrest--
10:30 A.M.
December 15, 1955 -Agricultural Building, Ruskin--
2:00 P.M.
April 20, 1956 Florida Citrus Mutual Auditorium,
Lakeland
January 30, 1957 American Cyanamid Company,
Brewster 12:00 noon
January 30, 1957 Commissioners' Room, City Hall,
Lakeland 4:15 P.M.
February 18, 1957 Florida Citrus Mutual Auditorium,
Lakeland
All interested persons were given full opportunity to present
testimony in connection with possible air pollution, particularly
in areas close to phosphate mining operations. Such evidence
was obtained from scores of persons, including representatives
of the phosphate companies, State Board of Health, veterin-
arians, citrus cultural experts, cattlemen and citrus and vege-
table growers.
As a result of all this testimony and a study of much written
material placed at the Committee's disposal on similar situa-
tions encountered in other states, this report is submitted with
its accompanying recommendation for legislation.
This Committee feels that some chemical element, probably
fluorine, could cause the various types of damage reported by
those presenting information at the hearings.
It is possible this element, one of the most highly toxic known
to man, may also be causing the physical distress reported by
some persons residing close to phosphate plants. The degree
of sensitivity to fluorine appears to vary with individuals. As
a result, some persons have been much more greatly affected
and harmed by polluted air than others.
The Florida State Board of Health has diligently investigated
complaints received last November from Polk County that
something was causing an unusually large incidence of sore
throats and other forms of irritation to nasal passages. It is
continuing its tests of air samples collected from the areas
involved in these complaints.
Fluorine is extremely toxic and is one of nature's most elusive
elements, being found only in combination with something else.
Phosphate rock as it is mined contains from 2% to 4% fluorine,
which must be driven off in manufacturing the more concen-
trated forms of fertilizer known as double and triple super-
phosphate.
High temperatures afre required in treating the phosphate
rock to free it of fluorine and other undesirable elements, the



fumes of this processing being released through smokestacks.



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The suggested bill carries necessary penalties for violations
and an appropriation for its administration.
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Fluorine can be trapped by a water spray, known as "scrubbers"
but must then be removed before the water is discharged.
Fluorine is known to have a deteriorating effect on the teeth
and other bones of cattle which eat grass containing even min-
ute quantities of this element. Research still is needed, how-
ever, to definitely establish the threshold of toxicity for man,
cattle or vegetation to fluorine.
Your Committee believes that Fluorine was the cause of
serious damage to citrus groves located near the phosphate
plants. Fluorine has been under investigation by the Citrus
Experiment Station since 1951 as the possible cause of a con-
dition known as chlorosis which has appeared in citrus groves
in and around the Lakeland Highlands and Bartow sections.
The Experiment Station has been able to reproduce the
symptoms of chlorosis by using hydrofluoric and hydro fluoro
silicic acids, both of which are fluorine compounds. The stage
of growth of the trees appears an important factor in the
damage done by the fluorine compounds used to simulate con-
ditions existing near phosphate plants.
Clinical fluorine also has been found in cattle, in analyses
made by veterinarians of the bone and urine of animals grazing
in pastures from Lakeland to Plant City. Your Committee was
informed that 5,000 parts per million of fluorine would cause
cattle to develop nervousness and other effects, while tests of
some animals revealed as much as 7,000 p.p.m. Grass from
the areas involved showed 150 p.p.m. and streams 100 p.p.m.
It appears that fluorine, in contaminating quantities, cannot
be conveyed into the leaf of a citrus tree or grass, which might
be eaten by cattle, by means of fertilization. Such contamina-
tion apparently must come from the air.
Citrus Growers from the Bartow area informed the Com-
mittee of tests of 20 to 30 samples, made by a private laboratory
which showed leaves of tangerine trees with 230 p.p.m. of
fluorine and orange trees with just under 200 p.p.m. Produc-
tion in such groves dropped drastically.
Strawberry leaves and those on other vegetables were found
to contain 200 p.p.m. and some grapefruit leaves showed as
much as 311 p.p.m.
Persons who reported respiratory distress believed caused
by polluted air said they obtained almost immediate relief
and the symptoms disappeared when phosphate plants were
closed by labor trouble. The symptoms reappeared when the
plants resumed operations.
Production in some citrus groves was reported cut as much
as 80%, with the particular type of leaf patterns appearing on
the trees in these groves not being found anywhere except in
the vicinity of phosphate plants.
Testimony was heard from all representatives of phosphate
companies who desired to appear. It was apparent that some
of these companies recognize that their operations are resulting
in the discharge of chemical elements into the air which could
be highly toxic and are diligently seeking means of correcting
this condition.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Pollution of the air is certain to become a much more serious
problem than it is at the present time, as more and more in-
dustrial plants are attracted to Florida by the many advantages
they will find offered them in this state. Some of these plants
will be discharging large quantities of processing refuse into
the air through smokestacks.
Your Committee is convinced that legislation is needed,
preferably now, to control the discharge of all contaminants
into the air.
Attached hereto and recommended for enactment is a bill
creating an Air Pollution Control Commission in the State
Board of Health, prescribing its duties and providing for ap-
pointment of County Air Pollution Control Councils, to insure
that remedial action taken by the Control Commisson reflects
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as the best means of meeting the air pollution problem which
now exists and which will become even more widespread as ad-
ditional industrial plants, with their smoke and other dis-
charges, are placed in operation.
Respectfully submitted,
ROY SURLES
Chairman
A BILL
TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT relating to Air Pollution Control; creating an Air
Pollution Control Commission in the State Board of Health;
prescribing its functions, powers and duties and those of the
State Board of Health in relation thereto; providing for ap-
pointment of County Air Pollution Control Councils; pre-
scribing penalties for violations and providing an appropri-
ation.
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
Section 1. SHORT TITLE.-This act shall be known and
may be cited as the Florida Air Pollution Control Act.
Section 2. DEFINITIONS.-In this act the following words
shall mean:
(1) Commission-The Florida Air Pollution Control Com-
mission;
(2) Board-The State Board of Health;
(3) Air Pollution-The presence in the outdoor atmosphere
of substances in quantities which are injurious to human, plant
or animal life, to property; or which unreasonably interfere
with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property through-
out the state and in such territories of the state as shall be
affected thereby; provided all aspects of employer-employee
relationship as to health and safety hazards are excluded.
Section 3. COMMISSION; MEMBERSHIP, APPOINT-
MENT-There is hereby created in the State Board of Health
the Florida Air Pollution Control Commission. The commis-
sion shall consist of nine (9) members, residents of Florida,
to be appointed by the governor as follows:
(1) The state health officer or some member of the staff
of State Board of Health designated by him;
(2) The commissioner of agriculture or a member of the
Department of Agriculture designated by the commissioner;
(3) The director of the Florida Development Commission
or a member of the commission designated by the director;
(4) The director of the Florida Industrial Commission or
a member of its staff designated by the director;
(5) One (1) professional engineer experienced in sanitary
engineering;
(6) Two (2) representatives from industry;
(7) Two (2) discreet citizens of the state representing the
general public.
Section 4. COMMISSION; TERMS OF OFFICE.-The mem-
bers of the first commission shall be appointed as follows:
One (1) for one (1) year; two (2) for two (2) years; three (3)
for three (3) years; and three (3) for four (4) years. There-
after all appointments shall be for terms of four (4) years. A
member appointed to fill a vacancy shall be appointed for the
unexpired term only.
Section 5. COMMISSION; REMOVAL FROM OFFICE.--
The governor may remove from office any appointed member
for cause after public hearing.
Section 6. COMMISSION; COMPENSATION, EXPENSES.
-Members of the commission shall serve without compensation
but shall be entitled to per diem and travel expenses as pro-
vided by section 112.06, Florida Statutes.

Section 7. COMMISSION; ORGANIZATION.-The com-
mission shall elect annually a chairman and vice chairman



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shall constitute a quorum to transact its business, except that
any action shall be by at least a majority of the entire
commission. The state sanitary engineer shall be secretary
of the commission.
Section 8. EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL.-The board
with the approval of the commission shall have the power to
employ personnel as it may deem necessary to carry out the
purposes of this chapter.
Section 9. RULES AND REGULATIONS.-The commission
shall have the power to formulate, adopt, promulgate, amend
and repeal rules and regulations as it may deem necessary to
control and prohibit air pollution throughout the state or in
such territories of the state as shall be affected thereby; pro-
vided, no rule or regulation and no amendment or repeal
thereof shall be adopted under the provisions of this chapter
except after public hearing to be held after thirty (30) days
prior notice by publication thereof one (1) time in each con-
gressional district of the state in a newspaper published in
and having general circulation in such district, of the date,
time and place of the hearing at which time opportunity to
be heard by the commission with respect thereto shall be
given to the public.
Section 10. BOARD; FUNCTIONS, POWERS.-The board
shall control air pollution in accordance with the rules and
regulations adopted and promulgated by the commission and
for this purpose shall have power to:
(1) Conduct and supervise research programs for the pur-
pose of determining the causes, effect and hazards of air
pollution;
(2) Conduct and supervise state-wide programs of air pol-
lution control education including the preparation and dis-
tribution of information relating to air pollution control;
(3) Require the registration of persons engaged in opera-
tions which may result in air pollution and the filing of reports
by them containing information relating to location, size of
outlet, height of outlet, rate and period of emission and com-
position of effluent and such other information as the board
shall prescribe to be filed relative to air pollution. The, re-
quirement for filing of reports shall be conditional upon
either the consent of the person engaged in operations which
may result in air pollution or the direction of the board which
direction may be issued only after a hearing upon notice to
the person engaged in such operation.
(4) Enter and inspect any building or place except pri-
vate residences, for the purpose of investigating an actual or
suspected source of air pollution and ascertaining compliance
or noncompliance with the rules and regulations adopted and
promulgated by the commission. The right to enter and in-
spect shall be conditional upon either the consent of the
owner or lessee of the premises or the direction of the board,
which direction may be issued only after hearing upon notice
to the owner or lessee of the premises. Before any entry and
inspection is made the person who is to make the same shall
sign a statement in the presence of and witnessed by a notary
public or other officer qualified to take acknowledgement,
that all information shall be kept confidential except as it re-
lates directly to air pollution. If samples are taken for analysis
a duplicate of the analytical report shall be furnished prompt-
ly to the person suspected of causing air pollution;
(5) Receive or initiate complaints of air pollution, hold
hearings in connection with air pollution and institute legal
proceedings for the prevention of air pollution and for the
recovery of penalties in accordance with this act;

(6) Cooperate with and receive money from the federal
government or any county or municipal government or from
private sources for the study and control of air pollution.
Section 11. HEARINGS.-Any hearing held before the com-
mission under the provisions of this chapter shall be held be-
fore five (5) or more members of the commission designated

by the chairman and any member shall have the power to
subpoena witnesses and compel their attendance, administer



oaths and require the production for examination of books or
papers relating to any matter under investigation in any such
hearing. Any information as to secret processes or methods
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hearing before the commission, insofar as practicable and shall
be kept confidential.
Section 12. COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL COUN-
CILS.-The commission may organize a county air pollution,
control council in any county in the state in which it deter-
mines advisable, to assist the commission in carrying out the
purposes of this chapter. Each county air pollution control
council shall consist of such number of resident members as
shall be determined by the commission and shall serve at the
pleasure of the commission without compensation.
SECTION 13. COUNTY COUNCIL; DUTY.-It shall be
the duty of each county air pollution control council to study
air pollution control problems of the county.
Section 14. RULES AND REGULATIONS; LOCAL APPLI-
CATION.-All rules and regulations of strictly county appli-
cation, before they are adopted by the commission shall be
submitted to the county air pollution control council for dis-
cussion and recommendation.
Section 15. COMPLAINT; REMEDY.-In the event a com-
plaint is filed with the board, or should the board have cause
to believe that any person is violating any rule or regulation
promulgated by the commission, the board shall cause a prompt
investigation to be made in connection therewith and if it
shall determine after investigation that a violation of any
rule or regulation of the commission exists, it shall immedi-
ately endeavor to eliminate any source or cause of air pollution
resulting from such violation by conference, conciliation and
persuasion.
Section 16. NOTICE; HEARING.-Should the board fail by
conference, conciliation and persuasion to correct or remedy
a violation of any rule or regulation of the commission it shall
cause to be issued and served a written notice together with a
copy of the complaint filed with or initiated by it in connec-
tion with the violation, requiring the person named in the
complaint to answer the charges thereof at a hearing before
the board at a time and place to be specified in the notice.
Section 17. HEARING PROCEDURE.-The respondent to
such complaint may file a written answer thereto, and may
appear at such hearing in person or by representative, with
or without counsel, and submit testimony or both. The testi-
mony taken at the hearing shall be under oath and recorded
stenographically, but the parties shall not be bound by the
strict rules of evidence prevailing in the courts of law and
equity at the hearing. True copies of any transcript and of
any other record made of or at the hearing shall be furnished
to the respondent at his request and at his expense.
Section 18. SUBPOENA POWER.-Any hearing required by
this chapter to be held before the board shall be held before
the state health officer, or a member of his staff designated
by him, who shall have power to subpoena witnesses and
compel their attendance, administer oaths and require the
production for examination of any books or papers relating
to any matter being investigated at the hearing. The board
at the request of any respondent to a complaint made by it
or to it, pursuant to this chapter, shall subpoena and compel
the attendance of witnesses designated by the respondent and
require the production for examination of any books and
papers relating to any matter being investigated at the hearing.

Section 19. VIOLATION; TIME FOR CORRECTION.-If
at the hearing, the board shall determine that the person
against whom the complaint was made is violating any rule
or regulation promulgated by the commission, it shall fix a
reasonable time during which said person shall be required
to take such measures as may be necessary to prevent the
same and give periodic progress reports. Any information as
to secret processes or methods of manufacture or production
revealed by such periodic progress reports shall be kept con-
fidential.
Section 20. INJUNCTIVE RELIEF; PENALTY.-If such
preventive or corrective measures are not taken in accordance
with the order of the board, the board may institute pro-
ceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction for injunctive
relief to prevent any further violation of such rule or regu-
lation. Said court shall have the power to grant such injunc-



tive relief upon notice and hearing. Any person determined
by the board to have violated a rule or regulation promulgated
by the commission shall be subject to a penalty of one hundred



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dollars ($100.00) per week beginning with the 10th day after
the time fixed for the taking of preventive or corrective
measures in the board's order.
Section 21. APPEALS.-Any person whose interest is sub-
stantially affected by the action of the board may appeal
from any final order or decision of the board by filing with
the secretary of the commission a notice of appeal. The notice
shall be filed within twenty (20) days from the date of mail-
ing of the notice of the order or decision of the board and
shall be filed by the appellant or his attorney.
(2) Within twenty (20) days from the receipt of the notice
of appeal the secretary of the commission shall prepare or
have prepared and forward to the appellant or his attorney
a transcript of the proceedings together with a copy of the
order or decision of the commission and a copy of the notice
of appeal. All documents shall be certified by the secretary.
(3) Within thirty (30) days from the filing of the notice
of appeal as provided in subsection (2) of this section the
appellant shall file the documents listed in subsection (2)
hereof with the clerk of the proper circuit court. Said court
shall thereafter have complete jurisdiction of the matter.
(4) The circuit court in which the appeal is perfected shall
hear and determine the matter as a suit in equity.
(5) An appeal may be taken to the appropriate district
court of appeal from a final order or decree of the circuit
court entered under the provisions of this chapter.
Section 22. CONSTRUCTION IN RELATION TO OTHER
LAW.-
(1) No civil or criminal remedy for any wrongful action
which is a violation of any rule or regulation of the commis-
sion shall be excluded or impaired by the provisions of this
chapter.
(2) No ordinances or regulations of a municipality or
county or board of health not inconsistent with this chapter
or any rules or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto
shall be superseded by this chapter. Nothing in this chapter
or any rules or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto shall
preclude the right of any governing body of a municipality
or county or board of health to adopt ordinances or regula-
tions promulgated pursuant thereto.
(3) The powers, duties and functions vested in the board
under the provisions of this chapter shall not be construed
to affect in any manner the powers, duties and functions vest-
ed in the board under any other provisions of law.
Section 23. APPROPRIATION.-There is appropriated the
sum of sixty-five thousand dollars ($65,000.00) for the bien-
nium, 1957-58, for the carrying out of the purposes of this
chapter.
Mr. Cross moved that the report of the Interim Committee
on Mental Health, appointed pursuant to Senate Concurrent
Resolution No. 1272 of the 1955 Legislature, be accepted and
spread upon the Journal.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.

REPORT OF THE LEGISLATIVE INTERIM COMMITTEE
ON MENTAL HEALTH
February 12, 1957
Organization of Committee:
Created by Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1272 of the
1955 Legislature.
Committee Personnel:
J. EMORY CRoss, Chairman
Representative, Alachua County -
Gainesville, Florida
Tom Adams, Vice Chairman











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Quincy, Florida
Douglas Stenstrom
Senator, 37th District
Sanford, Florida
J. B. Hopkins .
Representative, Escambia County
Pensacola, Florida
S. C. Smith--
Representative, DeSoto County
Arcadia, Florida
F. Charles Usina
Representative, St. Johns County
St. Augustine, Florida
The original appointments to the Committee included Senator
Edwin G. Fraser, 29th District, Macclenny, Florida, who served
as Chairman of the Committee until his resignation because
of ending tenure of office as State Senator. Senator Tom
Adams was appointed to fill this vacancy.
Also appointed to the Committee at the time of its creation
was Representative Frank M. Allen, Bay County, Panama City,
Florida. Representative Allen resigned at the end of his tenure
of office as State Representative, and Representative F. Charles
Usina, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, Florida, was appointed
to fill the vacancy.
MEETINGS
Gainesville, Florida-Two Meetings
Miami, Florida-One Meeting
Jacksonville, Florida-Three Meetings
Brooksville, Florida-One Meeting
Daytona Beach, Florida-One Meeting
Tallahassee, Florida-Two Meetings
Rockland, New York-One Meeting
Southbury, Connecticut-One Meeting
February 12, 1957
THE HONORABLE WILLIAM A. SHANDS
President of the Senate
THE HONORABLE DOYLE E. CONNER
Speaker of the House of Representatives

Sirs:
The Florida Legislative Interim Committee on Mental Health
was created by resolution of the 1955 Session of the Legislature
in recognition of the seriousness of the mental health problem,
not only in Florida, but throughout the nation. The resolution
specifically instructed the Committee to make a thorough
investigation into the problem of mental health, and it spe-
cifically directed the Committee to give particular attention
to the results of the use of the new drugs in cases of mental
illness.

Extensive public hearings were held by the Committee in
various parts of the State of Florida. The Committee visited
many custodial institutions and training and treatment centers
throughout the state. Members of the committee also visited
institutions in the States of Connecticut and New York. Reports
were secured from the States of Tennessee, South Carolina
and Mississippi. The Committee had the benefit of advice and
counsel from representatives of the Florida Mental Health
Association, the Department of Education, the superintendents
of Florida institutions, the Florida Children's Commission,
the State Board of Health, the Florida Council on Training
and Research in Mental Health, the Florida Medical Associ-
ation, the Association of Psychiatrists and Neurosurgeons,
members of the staff of the J. Hillis Miller Medical Center,
and the University of Miami Medical School, and other con-
sultants from the University of Miami, the University of
Florida, and Florida State University. In addition, the com-
mittee as a whole, or individually, consulted with numerous
other people and organizations of Florida interested in the
problem of mental health.

Based upon the hearings and investigations as stated above,



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THE PROBLEM
Although mental illness is not the leading cause of death,
it is the leading cause of disability; it is more disabling than
all other diseases combined. It is the greatest cause of hos-
pitalization, and it outranks all other diseases in its cost, not
only to the individual sufferers and their families, but to the
public and taxpayers as a whole.
Although mental illness is the biggest health problem facing
the nation today, we are making little headway in checking
its toll on the wellbeing of the citizens of this country. Recent
studies have demonstrated that emphasis on early intensive
treatment rather than custodial care of mental patients is
the best and most economical way to reduce the problem of
mental health.
From a recent study of the problem by the National Mental
Health Association, it was found that in 1955 three-quarters
of a million people (54% of the total hospital population)
were in mental hospitals. It is readily apparent that more
patients are in mental hospitals than in all other types of
hospitals combined. Approximately ONE OUT OF TEN PER-
SONS will at some time be hospitalized for severe mental
illness. About ONE OUT OF FOUR FAMILIES will at some
time or other have a member in a mental hospital.
Although major advances have been made in the treatment
of mental illness, the problem of mental health itself is con-
stantly increasing. In 1934 the chances of being hospitalized
for a severe mental illness was one in twenty; today, it is
approximately one in ten.
In the last ten years the population of the United States
has increased by 20% whereas the population of our mental
hospitals has increased by 44%. Much of this disproportionate
increase has been the result of a greater life expectancy and
consequent senility.
Of the three-quarters of a million people in mental hospitals,
96% are in state hospitals. The direct cost to the U. S. tax-
payers for caring for mental patients is over one billion dollars
a year. In New York and other states, one-third of the state
budget is devoted to caring for the mentally ill.
With such increasing expenditures for care of the mentally
ill, it would seem logical to devote greater effort to research.
Even slight improvements in techniques for treating these
patients can result in vast savings. Certainly a dispropor-
tionately small amount of money is being channeled into
research on mental disorders only $6,000,000 a year (equiva-
lent to the cost of only three days' care for all mental patients.)
Although 54% of the total hospital population are mental
patients, only 3% of the nation's total health budget is devoted
to medical research for mental disorders and 97% of medical
research is devoted to other diseases.
Experience and studies at several state mental hospitals
demonstrate that INTENSIVE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS,
RATHER THAN CUSTODIAL CARE, will effect real dollar
savings to taxpayers, as well as serve a humanitarian purpose.
Currently, only 45% of the patients admitted to state mental
hospitals are discharged (most of them within a year). How-
ever, a few hospitals, BY PROVIDING MAXIMUM TREAT-
MENT, have been able to discharge as many as 70% of the
admissions (again, most of them within a year).

The average cost to the taxpayers for each patient's hospital-
ization for mental illness is $28,000. In Florida we have ap-
proximately 8,500 patients in our hospital at Chattahoochee
and the two branch hospitals in Arcadia. In addition to the
above, we have approximately 1,200 patients at the Florida
Farm Colony in Gainesville. If our patient load continues at
this rate, it will cost the taxpayers of our state well over a
billion dollars.
A recent report by Dr. G. Lee Sandritter of the Hastings
State Hospital in Nebraska points up the false economy of
emphasis on custodial care, rather than on intensive treat-
ment. In the 1953-55 biennium, the number of doctors at that
state hospital was reduced. With fewer doctors, the hospital



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it had provided in the previous biennium. As a consequence,
the discharge rate decreased, and the patients average length
of stay increased. The resulting increase in the average daily
patient load cost the taxpayers of Nebraska an additional
$200,000 a year.
OF EVEN GREATER SIGNIFICANCE ARE THE CUMULA-
TIVE COSTS RESULTING FROM THE LACK OF INTEN-
SIVE TREATMENT. Because of the reduction in the discharge
rate, that State is destined to be saddled with an increasing
number of patients in future years. At the end of ten years
these extra patients (patients who could have been discharged
with more complete treatment) will have cost the State $2,-
750,000 in maintenance, and the capital investment necessary
to provide 500 additional beds-approximately $7,500,000.

TREATMENT
SCHIZOPHRENIA is the most common serious mental disorder
-about one-half of the mental hospital population are schi-
zophrenics. The treatment of this crippling mental disorder
has, for a long time, presented a great challenge to psychia-
trists. Now, the discovery of the drugs "Reserpine" and
"Chlorpromazine," doctors have a new, superior weapon for
combatting this disease.
A recent study made by Dr. V. Kinross-Wright of the Baylor
University Medical Center, based on four types of therapy in
treating schizophrenia showed the following results:
Percentage Of Patients Sufficiently
Recovered To Be Discharged And
Returned To Their Homes



Custodial Treatment
Electric Shock Treatment
Insulin Therapy
Chlorpromazine



29%
49%
61%
88%



Results from Chlorpromazine were obtained in only three to
four weeks, while other therapies required, on the average,
considerably more time; these recovery rates were based on
results in the treatment of 29,000 schizophrenics.
Dr. Kinross-Wright, also noted that the use of seclusion or
mechanical restraint was rarely required with patients re-
ceiving Chlorpromazine, and less than ten per cent of the
patients required sedation. Both patients and staff profited
greatly from the peaceful, sociable atmosphere of the wards.

USE OF DRUGS
The Committee finds that the so-called tranquilizing drug is
'not a cure of mental illness within itself, but if the drug is
used in connection with other forms of therapy it is found to
be helpful in any treatment program. Testimony which was
presented to the Committee shows that the use of these drugs
definitely makes other treatment programs shorter and much
more effective because the use of the drug quietens the patient,
makes him less destructive of personal property and less likely
to injure himself, other patients, or attendants. The Commit-
tee has been informed by all the experts using these drugs that
they definitely shorten the treatment period.

I. TRAINING AND RESEARCH

Findings:
(1) The Committee finds that out of the total health budget
in the United States only 3% of this budget is being spent for
research in the field of mental health. The Committee further
finds that practically nothing is being spent in Florida at the
present time on research.

(2) The Southern Governors' Conference authorized a sur-
vey to be made by the Southern Regional Education Board to
determine the number of trained people engaged in mental
health programs in sixteen southern states. The results of this
survey were released in 1955 and showed that there were only
3,700 trained people engaged in these programs. It was fur-
ther found that these sixteen southern states need almost



24,000 trained persons, or about six times as many as were
available at that time.
Recommendation:
The Committee strongly recommends that more funds be
made available in the State for research and training of per-
sonnel. We heartily endorse the request of the Florida Council
on Training and Research in Mental Health for additional
funds for the next biennium.

II. CARE AND TREATMENT OF EMOTIONALLY
DISTURBED AND PSYCHOTIC CHILDREN
The Committee finds that at the present time there are no
facilities provided in Florida for the care and treatment of
emotionally disturbed and psychotic children under the age
of fifteen years. The Committee has been informed that on
many occasions children falling within these categories have
been improperly committed to the institutions for adult
psychotics at Chattahoochee and Arcadia, to the Industrial
School for Boys at Marianna, to the Industrial School for
Girls in Ocala, and to the Florida Farm Colony.
From expert evidence submitted to the Committee, we have
concluded that such a unit should be established near a
medical school to enable it to fully utilize the clinical services
of the medical school.
Recommendation:
We recommend that the 1957 Legislature appropriate suf-
ficient funds for immediate construction of a unit at the
Southeast Florida Mental Hospital in Broward County for the
care and treatment of the emotionally disturbed and psychotic
children.
III. PSYCHIATRIC UNIT AT RAIFORD
Findings:
The Committee finds that there is a need for a psychiatric
unit at the State Prison Farm in Raiford. This unit is needed
for the purpose of diagnosing, screening and classifying in-
mates of our penal system.
Recommendation:
We recommend that the 1957 Legislature appropriate the
necessary funds to establish such unit at the State Prison Farm
in Raiford.
IV. STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL FOR ADULTS
Findings:
The Committee finds that with the exception of the com-
pletion of authorized institutions, the proposed expansions, and
the improvement of existing institutions, no further institu-
tions for the treatment of adult mental patients are needed.
Recommendation:
(1) The Committee recommends the rapid completion and
the proposed expansion of the Northeast Florida Mental Hos-
pital in Baker County.
(2) We recommend the replacement of obsolete buildings
and equipment at the State Mental Hospital in Chattahoochee.
(3) We recommend that a new administrative building, a
new hospital, an intensive treatment building for women,
and a chapel be constructed immediately at the Arcadia State
Hospital.
V. DIRECTOR. OF MENTAL HYGIENE
Findings:
The Committee finds that with the opening of the South-
east Mental Hospital on March 15, 1957, in Broward County,
and upon the completion of the Northeast Mental Hospital
in Baker County, and construction of the proposed institution
for mentally retarded children, there will be a great need
to coordinate the administrative functions of our system of



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regard to the assignment of patients. The Committee feels
that a move of this type would result in the most efficient and
economical operation of our mental institutions.
The committee further finds that the administration of the
local problems of Arcadia and Chattahoochee by a single office
located in Chattahoochee is inefficient and not as effective as
separate operations.
Recommendation:
(1) We recommend that a Director of Mental Hygiene be
employed by the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions
to serve at the pleasure of the Board; that the duties of such
Director be to coordinate the administrative functions of our
system of mental institutions with the specific duty and obli-
gation of assigning all persons committed in this state to the
proper institution.
(2) We recommend that the present commitment law be
changed to commit all persons to the custody of the Director
of Mental Hygiene, who in turn shall assign such persons to
the proper institution.
(3) The committee recommends that the Branch of the
Mental Hospital at Arcadia be separated and taken out from
under the administrative control of the State Hospital at
Chattahoochee, and that the institution at Arcadia be set up
as a separate and distinct administrative unit.

VI.
INSTITUTIONS FOR MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN
Findings:
(1) The committee feels that the present name of the
institution located at Gainesville for the mentally retarded
should be changed. The committee further feels that with
the completion of the present building program at this insti-
tution, it can accommodate approximately two thousand
children, and that this is the maximum number of children
we should place at this institution.
(2) We find that there is now a waiting list of 300 to 400
children in this category, and even after the building program
is completed there, we will continue to have a waiting list
of approximately 400 which indicates the immediate need for
an additional institution for mentally retarded children.
(3) The committee finds that the present rule of the Board
of Commissioners of State Institutions prohibiting persons
over the age of twenty-one years to be committed to the
Florida Farm Colony is not desirable at the present time.
Recommendation:

(1) We recommend that the 1957 Legislature appropriate
the necessary funds to construct, equip, and staff a second
institution for the mentally retarded in our state.
(2) The committee recommends that the Board of Commis-
sioners of State Institutions remove the age limit for commit-
ment of children to the Florida Farm Colony or any institution
to be constructed hereafter for mentally retarded children.
(3) The committee recommends that the name of the insti-
tution for mentally retarded at Gainesville be changed from
the "Florida Farm Colony" to a name more properly expressing
the purpose and function of this institution. The committee
further recommends that any further institutions constructed
in Florida be given names more in accord with their purpose
as training schools.
VII. MENTAL HEALTH WORKERS OF THE
STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
Findings:
The committee finds that the State Board of Health is
doing a very effective job in the field of mental health through
some of its local health units and the child guidance clinics.
We find that there is a tremendous shortage of trained workers
in the mental health program of our State Board of Health.



At the present time there are nine mental health workers
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feels that funds expended for additional workers in our child
guidance clinics and our local health units will permit us to
do a more efficient and economical job in relieving the problem.
Recommendation:
(1) The committee strongly endorses and recommends the
proposed mental health budget of the State Board of Health,
requesting $186,000 for twenty-eight additional mental health
workers for our child guidance clinics and mental health units
throughout the state.
(2) We further recommend and approve the request of the
State Board of Health for $20,000 to train mental health
workers.
VIII. LONG RANGE PROGRAM
Findings:
This committee has become keenly aware of the existence
of vast and relatively undeveloped areas in the field of mental
health wherein the major burden can and is being borne by
private institutions. Encouragement and properly guided de-
velopment of these facilities will in large measure lighten the
tremendous burden being borne by the taxpayers of this state
by greatly relieving the demands placed upon our state insti-
tutions. This is particularly true in the care and treatment
of retarded children and the senile. It calls for the planning
and development of sheltered workshops and training centers,
foster homes and small private or semi-private institutions of
a similar nature. It is a long range program, but affords a
most encouraging note to the ultimate solution of the growing
and complex problems of mental health.
Recommendation:
This committee strongly recommends much study be directed
to these and related approaches in a continuing search to
formulate and recommend an adequate and fully developed
mental health program for our State.
Respectfully submitted,
J. EMORY CRoss, Chairman
TOM ADAMS
DEWEY M. JOHNSON
DOUGLAS STENSTROM
J. B. HOPKINS
S. C. SMITH
F. CHARLES USINA
Mr. Hathaway moved that the report of the Interim Com-
mittee on Game and Fresh Water Fish, appointed pursuant
to House Concurrent Resolution No. 40-XX of the 1956 Special
Session of the Legislature, be accepted and spread upon the
Journal.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
April 1, 1957
Honorable W. A. Shands
President of the Senate
Honorable Doyle E. Conner
Speaker of the House
Dear Sirs:
In compliance with the Joint House Resolution enacted in
the extraordinary Session of the Florida Legislature created
and Interim Committee on Game and Fresh Water Fish, we
beg to report its finding of fact and recommendations to the
1957 Session of the Florida Legislature.
In the outset, we would like to state that your Committee
had the authority to do whatever was necessary in the field
of investigation or studying to ascertain the true conditions
that exist and make recommendations to the Florida Legis-
lature. This Committee followed a line of studying and prob-
ing to ascertain the true picture of game and fish problems
as it exists in the State of Florida today: as to the welfare
of our Conservation of our Wildlife Resources and primarily
the activities of the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission



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At the beginning of the study your Committee found it
necessary to probe in the actual and necessary workings of
other Game Commissions and to seek the advice of other
States, which could more ably assist us in making this report.
With this thought in mind your Committee visited Washing-
ton, D. C., the States of Alabama, Georgia and Texas. We con-
ferred with the leaders of Conservation Departments of these
States, and also while in Washington, D. C., with the Director
of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. This Com-
mittee also studied a numerous amount of data received from
other States and letters of recommendation relating to the
functions and workings of the various Game Commissions and
conservation Departments in the various States.
Further following along with this line of obtaining informa-
tion, your Committee held in the State of Florida, approxi-
mately fifteen meetings and public hearings, which enabled
us to ascertain the public pulse relating to the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commissions activities along with the prac-
tical application of the intent of the Constitutional Amend-
ment which created said Commission.
After much serious thought we do recommend the following
legislative steps which in our opinion would greatly improve
not only the Conservation and Wildlife, but also make a more
fitting and agreeable condition between the sportsmen of the
State of Florida and the authority which is vested in power
of conserving and regulating our Wildlife resources in the
field of Game and Fresh Water Fish.
We would like to say at the outset that nothing contained
in this report should in anyway, reflect upon the administra-
tion, personal character, or ability of the present Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commissioners or any previous group of
Commissioners appointed by the Governor to serve in the
capacity as a member of the Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission. This Committee believes that the present Com-
mission has done well in its duties and has worked diligently
with the thought of bringing about better conditions for Flor-
ida Wildlife.
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Your Committee after much thorough diligent thought and
study, has found that the Game and Fresh Water Fish Com-
mission was created by Constitutional Amendment approxi-
mately 13 years ago. Since that time there has been num-
erous Directors given the authority to administer the regula-
tions set by the various Game and Fresh Water Fish Com-
missioners and through this process, it has been proven that
it is practically impossible with the constant change of Ad-
ministrative personnel to adequately administer any regula-
tions properly. Furthermore, it has been found that this type
of appointment by the Governor with the thought of having
staggered terms which has not been generally followed it is
resulting in the creation of "Five Little Game Kingdoms".
It is with these thoughts and the conditions in mind that
this Committee make the following recommendations:
1. That the 1957 Session of the Florida Legislature submit
to the people of Florida, for their approval or dis-approval,
the constitutional amendment appealing the present Article
of the Constitution creating the Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission.

2. That the 1957 Legislature pass an act creating a Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commission and vesting that authority
in the Florida State Cabinet to administer regulations relating
to hunting and fresh water fishing, with the thought of the
assistance of a Board appointed by said Cabinet who will serve
without pay to make recommendations to said Cabinet on
what the existing Hunting and Fresh Water Fish regulations
shall be.

3. That there be created a new and separate Commission
on navigable waters. Said Commission being made up of
approximately three members of the Florida State Cabinet
and having the jurisdiction over all lakes, streams, runs,
creeks, rivers, bays, and bayous of the State of Florida. This



Commission will be empowered with the duty to clear our
navigable streams of any and all obstructions whether they



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be obnoxious, aquatic vegetation, logs, shoulders, rocks, sand
bars, and any and all other obstructions which will hinder
navigations, particularly small outboard motor boats. This
Commission would also have the right to construct and
create recreational facilities such as boat ramps, picnic tables,
etc., etc., which are not in competition with private enterprise.
This Commission would have the authority to acquire ease-
ments and right-of-ways and construct facilities for additional
public water recreational facilities in the State of Florida.
It is the thought that this Commission should also have the
authority to mark channels which are presently suitable for
an outboard motor boat navigation. It is recommended that
the Florida Legislature appropriate One Million Seven Hun-
dred and Fifty Thousand ($1,750,000.00) dollars and further
that any and all capital out-lay or equipment presently owned
by the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission which was
purchased by the 1955 Hyacinth Control Act, be hereby given
to the Commission for their use in obnoxious aquatic vegetation
control.
4. That this Committee finds and recommends that the
1957 Legislature enact a State-Wide equalized boat tax on all
boats.
5. This Committee finds from the studies and the effected
areas that the practice of monkey fishing is not harmful or
destructful to any scale bearing game fish if use of electrical
equipment is supervised, properly controlled, regulated and
licensed.
6. It is the findings of your Committee further that the
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission of the State of
Florida, has not in many cases followed the general practice
of Law Enforcement and public regulations which is necessary
to bring about a good understanding between the Sportsmen
of the State and the employees and officers of the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission. It is our recommendations that
this Commission and any other succeeding Commission take
the necessary and proper steps as soon as possible to advise
their employees and officers of the correct legal procedure
which is used by all law enforcement officers in Florida, for
the apprehension of criminals, searching procedure of vehicles
and persons in compliance with the Constitution of our Great
State.
7. Your Committee recommends that the Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission adopt a policy and recommend it to
its employees and personnel that whenever a Florida Wildlife
officer makes an arrest or has information relating to an
arrest which is within the jurisdiction and under the regula-
tion of our State Game Laws, that said officer make that case
or arrest in his local jurisdiction and not hand the violator
or information to the Federal authorities. It is our thought
that the practice of keeping Florida violators in Florida Courts
should be adhered to and practiced as much as possible.
8. It is the Committee's findings that there has been quite
a bit of controversy and difference of opinion between sports-
men living in larger cities and the sportsmen which live in
the rural counties where the natural habitat of game is lo-
cated. It is our recommendation that the Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission and any other succeeding Commis-
sion take into consideration that unless the good will and
friendship of the Sportsmen in Counties where the game is
located, have been gained and achieved the program of Con-
servation cannot properly exist and it is the Committee's rec-
ommendation that the proposed hunting and fishing regula-
tions for the next year be advertised Sixty (60) days prior to
public hearing, in papers of general circulation and again two
(2) weeks prior to adoption in each County of the State.
9. It is recommended by this Committee that the Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commission take immediate steps to
step up and bring into being an active and much needed re-
stocking program particularly in Game management areas.
It is the opinion of this Committee that the Commission has
been advised by their employees of facts only which the em-
ployees feel would be of the most monetary value to said
Commission and not to the benefit of the Game of Our State.
Florida is very much inadequately equipped at this time for
proper restocking activities.



10. This Committee finds from its investigations that there
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boring States thousands of pounds of illegal Florida Fresh
Water Scale Fish. It is recommended that the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission take immediate steps to curb
and control this illicit traffic. We feel that this is an indica-
tion of negligence on the part of the Administration of Flor-
ida's Fishing regulations.
11. The 1955 Session of the Florida Legislature appropriated
two hundred, seventy-six thousand ($276,000.00) dollars for
Hyacinth Control. This Committee has made a thorough and
complete study of this program and its findings are that during
the 1955-1957 Biennium that there were fifty thousand acres
of hyacinths eradicated and controlled. There are approxi-
mately three hundred thousand (300,000) acres of hyacinths
still existing in Florida. It is the findings of this Committee
that this program was not properly administered because of
inter-commission differences and petty jealousies. We feel that
the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission has proven that
they cannot properly administer funds appropriated by the
Legislature. It is our recommendation that the Hyacinth Con-
trol Program be broadened and continued but under another
agency which is not constitutional in nature and that the
sphere of activities on obnoxious aquatic vegetation con-
trol be extended to take care of all vegetation which would
hinder or hamper waters of the State of Florida.
12. It is the findings of this Committee that the public
education and information services of the Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission has been totally inadequate as far
as advising the public on all facts relating to the activity of
the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission and further has
dropped far behind its neighboring states in this field.
It is our recommendation that immediate steps be made to
correct this deplorable condition.
It is the findings of this Committee that with better co-
operation brought about between the Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission and other state agencies relating to the
trapping of game on state owned lands, that perhaps the re-
stocking program which is so badly needed will be more suc-
cessful and cooperation best achieved and better for all
concerned.
Respectfully submitted,
JOHN M. HATHAWAY, Chairman
W. RANDOLPH HODGES, Vice Chairman
Mr. Horne moved that the rules be waived and the House
revert to the order of Unfinished Business.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS,
Mr. Home withdrew his pending motion that House Bill
No. 28 be withdrawn from the Committee on Appropriations
and placed on the Calendar.
By unanimous consent, Mr. Horne moved that the House
now take up and consider House Bill No. 28 out of its regular
order.
The motion was agreed to, and
H. B. No. 28-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to per
diem and traveling expenses of state officers and employees;
amending Subsection (1) of Section 112.061, Florida Statutes;
and providing an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Horne moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 28 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 28 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Chappell of Marion offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 28:
In Section 1, Sub-section 1, Page 1, after the following words
-"federal government"-strike out the rest of the subsection
and insert the following in lieu thereof: The governor and
members of the cabinet shall be allowed for subsistence twenty



dollars ($20.00) per diem, the supreme court justices, district



April 4, 1957



court judges and circuit court judges shall be allowed for
subsistence fifteen dollars ($15.00) per diem, when travelling
within the state on state business and the mileage otherwise
provided herein for state officials and employees.
Mr. Chappell moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Horne moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 28, 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. 28, as amended, was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Yeas:
Alexander
Anderson
Askins
Barron
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Costin
Cross
Daniel
Duncan



Frederick
Harris
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Hopkins
Home
Jones
Kimbrough
Lancaster
Marshburn
Mattox
McAlpin
Mitchell, R. 0.



Nays:
Arrington Inman
Ayers Karl
Blank Land
Carney Livingston
Crews Maness
Gibbons Mann
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Manning
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Mathews
Grimes Mitchell, Sam
Yeas-56.
Nays-35.



Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Putnal
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Russ
Saunders


Moody
Peacock
Peavy
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Rowell, M. H.
Ryan
Smith, R. J.
Smith. S. C.



Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Sutton
Wadsworth
Walker
Williams, B.D.
Wise
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz


Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.



So the bill passed, as amended, and was ordered engrossed.
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Mr. Mattox introduced Mr. Billy Anderson of Coral Gables,
State Department Commander, American Legion, and Mr.
E. A. Laddie Rowton ot Tallahassee, State Department Ad-
jutant of the American Legion.
Mr. Shaffer introduced Mr. Arthur N. Cutler, Vice-Chairman
of the Pinellas County Mosquito Control Board.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 3, 1957
Mr. Moody of Hillsborough, Chairman of the Committee on
Appropriations, reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that it pass as
amended:

H. B. No. 58-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Florida Farm Colony; making an appropriation to supplement
an existing appropriation for construction of an addition to
the farm colony hospital; and providing an effective date.

which amendment reads as follows: Insert Section 2 as
follows:

Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately upon be-
coming a law.

And House Bill No. 58, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee amendment thereto, was placed on the
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Your Engrossing Clerk to whom was referred-
House Bill No. 28
-with amendment, begs leave to report the amendment
has been incorporated in the bill and the same has been care-
fully examined and correctly engrossed and is herewith
returned.
Very respectfully,
IRMA W. LINN
Engrossing Clerk



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-and House Bill No. 28 was ordered certified to the Senate.

Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be waived and the House
now adjourn to reconvene at 9:00 A. M. tomorrow.

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

Thereupon, at the hour of 11:52 A.M., the House stood ad-
journed until 9:00 A.M. tomorrow.



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Friday, April 5, 1957



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 9:00 A. M.



The roll was taken and
corded present:



Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Anderson
Arrington
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Beasley
Beck
Blank
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Crews
Cross
Daniel
Duncan
Frederick
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Grimes



Harris
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Hopkins
Horne
Inman
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Lancaster
Land
Livingston
Maness
Mann
Manning
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
Mitchell, R. 0.
Mitchell, Sam
Moody



the following Members were re-



Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Peacock
Peavy
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer
Shipp



Smith, R. J.
Smith. S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sutton
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Westberry
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Excused: Messrs. Peeples, Vocelle and Bartholomew.
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by Representative William V. Chappell,
Jr., of Marion County.
Messrs. Gibbons, McAlpin and Sheppard asked to be re-
corded present.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Wednesday, April 3, was ordered further
corrected as follows:
On page 44, column 1, line 1 at the top of the page, strike
out the word "ration" and insert in lieu thereof the word
"ratio".
On page 47, column 1, line 12, counting from the bottom of
the page, strike out the name "Griffin" and insert in lieu
thereof the name "Gibbons".
The Journal for Wednesday, April 3, as further corrected
was approved.
The Journal for Thursday, April 4, was ordered corrected,
and as corrected was approved.
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CON-
CURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 99-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
634.06, Florida Statutes, relating to life insurance agents by
prescribing certain qualifications and restricting the licenses;
amending Section 634.08, by adding a paragraph to be desig-
nated 1(b) requiring the sharing of commissions between life
insurance agents of this state and those licensed as nonresi-
dent agents, if the laws of other states so provide; amending
Section 634.11 relative to expiration and renewal of licenses;
amending Section 634.13(e) relating to the suspension, revo-
cation or refusal to renew license; amending Section 634.17
prohibiting persons in this state from soliciting as a life in-
surance agent unless licensed; prohibiting life insurers from
paying commissions to persons unless licensed, and regulating
the issuance of licenses to persons connected with the United
States Veterans Administration, state service office and in the



armed forces; repealing Sections 634.18(2), and (3), 634.19,
634.20, 634.21, 634.22, 634.23, 634.25 and 634.26; providing for
effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 100-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to life
insurance; amending Section 635.175(1) (4), Florida Statutes,
relating to the approval or disapproval by the insurance com-
missioner of riders or annuity forms; amending Section 635.211
(2) relating to standard provisions of ordinary life insurance;
amending Section 635.213(2) relating to standard provisions
of industrial insurance; amending Section 635.24(2) (d) re-
lating to credit life insurance; amending Chapter 635, Florida
Statutes by adding thereto a section to be designated Section
635.201 relating to standard provisions for annuities and pure
endowment contracts; repealing all laws in conflict herewith;
providing for effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 101-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tions 635.24(1) (b) (c) and 635.24(3) (b) (c), Florida Statutes,
relating to group life insurance; repealing Chapter 640, Flor-
ida Statutes, relating to benevolent mutual benefit associa-
tions; repealing all laws in conflict herewith, and providing
for the effective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 102-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
175.03, Florida Statutes, relating to the firemen's relief and
pension fund; authorizing the board of trustees to purchase
from life insurance companies annuity and life insurance con-
tracts in amounts sufficient to provide, in whole or in part,
the benefits under Chapter 175; repealing all laws in conflict
herewith, and providing for the effective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Pensions & Retirement.
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 103-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tions 185.06, 185.15, 185.21, and 185.26, Florida Statutes re-
lating to the policemen's retirement fund; authorizing the
board of trustees to purchase from life insurance companies
annuity and life insurance contracts in amounts sufficient to
provide, in whole or in part, the benefits under Chapter 185;
repealing all laws in conflict herewith, and providing for the
effective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Pensions & Retirement.
Mrs. Patton asked to be recorded present.

By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 104-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
625.251, Florida Statutes, requiring employers, labor unions or
associations, who receive dividends, premium refunds, rate
reductions, commissions or service fees, in connection with
group insurance policies covering employees of employers or
members of labor unions or associations, to apply that portion
of such amounts which exceed their total expenditure toward
the cost of such insurance for the sole benefit of insured em-
ployees or members or the purposes of the trust; repealing all
laws in conflict herewith; providing effective date.



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The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 105-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections
284.01, 284.02, 284.07 and 284.09, Florida Statutes, relating to
insuring of state property and amount of insurance coverage;
providing for payment of premiums by agencies of the state;
providing for employment and salaries of competent, person-
nel; providing for investment of funds in the state fire fund;
repealing all laws in conflict herewith; providing for effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 106-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
633.02, Florida Statutes, relating to appointment of deputy fire
marshals, their powers and duties; repealing Section 633.04,
relating to use of funds appropriated for the insurance depart-
ment; repealing Section 633.10, relating to the requirement
of insurance companies making monthly reports of fire losses;
repealing Section 633.12, relating to the designation of com-
mittees, and providing for effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 107-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
642.01, 642.031 (15) (16), 642.05 and 642.06, Florida Statutes,
relating to accident and sickness insurance; eliminating ref-
erence to cooperative and assessment companies from those
companies subject to the laws of this chapter; striking sub-
sections (15) and (16) of Section 642.031 and adding a new sub-
section (15) including only the final effective date, October 1,
1956; defining industrial accident and sickness insurance and
setting up uniform provisions for all cases; defining blanket ac-
cident and sickness insurance and providing for payment of
benefits under such policies; repealing all laws in conflict
herewith, and providing for the effective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 108-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
644.03(3), Florida Statutes, relating to accident and health in-
surance agents; regulating the issuance of licenses to persons
connected with the United States Veterans Administration and
state service office and those in the armed forces of the United
States; amending Section 644.07, by prescribing certain quali-
fications and restrictions as to persons eligible for licensing;
amending Section 644.09 (1) by adding a paragraph to be de-
signated (1) (b), requiring the sharing of commissions between
accident and health agents of this State and those licensed as
nonresident agents, if the laws of other states so provide;
amending Section 644.11 (2), relating to expiration and re-
newal of licenses; amending Section 644.13 (e) relating to
suspension and revocation of licenses; repealing all laws in
conflict herewith, and providing for the effective date of this
Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 109-A bill to be entitled An Act defining automo-
bile clubs; providing for the qualification, licensing and regu-
lation of such clubs; empowering the insurance commissioner
to administer the provisions of this act and rules and regula-
tions adopted pursuant thereto; providing for a penalty; fixing
the effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
Mr. Costin asked to be recorded present.
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 110-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section



April 5, 1957



Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
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18.20, Florida Statutes, by adding thereto subsections numbered
(3) and (4) authorizing the state treasurer to photograph,
microphotograph or reproduce on film all records and docu-
ments of said office as in his discretion he may select; grant-
ing authority to the state treasurer to destroy any of said
documents or records after they have been so photographed
and filed after audit of his office is completed for the period
embracing dates of said documents and records; providing that
such photographs or microphotographs, including certified or
authenticated reproductions thereof, shall have the same force
and effect as the originals thereof and be deemed originals for
the purpose of admissibility in evidence; repealing all laws in
conflict herewith; providing for effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Land of Orange (By request)-
H. B. No. 11l-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to public
welfare; providing an appropriation for child welfare services
authorized by Chapter 409, Florida Statutes; and providing an
effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Welfare and Appropriations.
By Mr. Land of Orange (By request)-
H. B. No. 112-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
State Department of Public Welfare; amending introductory
paragraphs of Section 409.17 and 409.40, Florida Statutes,
prescribing the maximum amount of monthly assistance to be
paid to certain blind and permanently and totally disabled
persons.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Land of Orange (By request)-
H. B. No. 113-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to public
welfare; amending Chapter 409, Florida Statutes, by creating
and adding thereto Section 409.361 to provide for the institu-
tion and maintenance of civil action for the recovery of funds
fraudulently obtained as public assistance.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Land of Orange (By request)-
H. B. No. 114-A bill to be enacted An Act relating to public
welfare; amending Chapter 409, Florida Statutes, by creating
and adding thereto Section 409.162; declaring the acceptance
of public assistance payments to be a debt against estate of
recipient; providing for recovery of such payments after death
of recipients and providing for the disposition of funds col-
lected. The payment of costs incurred and effective date of
this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Strickland of Citrus-
H. B. No. 115-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to salt
water fisheries and conservation; amending subsection (2) of
Section 370.11, Florida Statutes; adding a new paragraph to
subsection (5) to be known as paragraph (d) establishing
mesh size for nets used in the capture of black mullet; pro-
viding an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Salt Water Conservation.

By Mr. Strickland of Citrus-
H. B. No. 116-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Citrus
County; amending Section 1 of Chapter 28461, Laws of 1953,
by providing an increase in salary of the supervisor of regis-
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the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Grimes of Manatee-
H. B. No. 117-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to day-
light saving time; amending Chapter 1, Florida Statutes, by
adding a new section 1.03 thereto; providing for the Gover-
nor by proclamation to place the state on daylight saving time;
setting effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Mr. Shipp of Jackson-
H. B. No. 118-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, desig-
nate and establish State Road 164 in Jackson County from
Dellwood to Blue Springs as the Doctor C. H. Ryals road.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. Shipp of Jackson-
H. B. No. 119-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
general appropriation section 282.01, subsection (2), item 2.
b., Florida Statutes, repealing item 2. b. Providing for an ap-
propriation of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for capitol
dome repair and completion and reappropriating this amount
to provide for murals and paintings for the rotunda and corri-
dors on the main floor of the capitol building; providing an
effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs. Crews of Baker, Herrell of Dade and Shipp of
Jackson-
H B. No. 120-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
state highway patrol; amending Section 321.04, Florida Stat-
utes, by authorizing additional rank classifications of mem-
bers of the highway patrol; limiting the total number of patrol
personnel and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Safety and Appropriations.

By Messrs. Crews of Baker, Herrell of Dade and Shipp of
Jackson-

H. B. No. 121-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
employees and officers of the Florida Highway Patrol; amend-
ing Section 321.07, Florida Statutes, relating to base pay of
the several classifications of employees and officers; cre-
ating Section 321.071, Florida Statutes, authorizing the direc-
tor to assign officers to special services at additional compen-
sation, and providing an effective date.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Safety and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Hollahan of Dade, Vocelle of Indian River, Mat-
tox of Polk and Mitchell of Leon-

H. B. No. 122--A bill to be entitled An Act making an ap-
propriation of twenty-five thousand ($25,000.00) dollars to the
Veterans of Foreign Wars for their 58th National Encampment
at Miami Beach in Dade County, Florida; providing an effec-
tive date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Military & Veterans Affairs and Appropriations.
Mr. Grimes moved that House Bill No. 122, which was re-
ferred to the Committees on Military & Veterans Affairs and
Appropriations, be withdrawn from the Committee on Military'
& Veterans Affairs.



The motion was agreed to and House Bill No. 122 was or-
dered withdrawn from the Committee on Military & Veterans
Affairs.



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the printing, sale and distribution of insurance books and
pamphlets by the insurance commissioner; amending Section
631.06, 631.09 and 648.02 relating to deposits of securities re-
quired by fire, casualty, title and surety insurers, including
reciprocal and inter-insurance exchanges doing business un-
der Chapter 628, Florida Statutes; amending Section 631.17(1)



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By Mr. Peters of Calhoun-
H. B. No. 123-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission; amending Chapter
372, Florida Statutes, by adding Section 372.561 to authorize
designation or appointment by county judges of deputies or
agents for dispensing fishing, hunting and trapping licenses
and collecting fees therefore; prohibiting collection of excess
fees; and prescribing penalties for violations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Game & Fresh Water Fish.
By Messrs. Kimbrough of Santa Rosa, Stewart and Wise of
Okaloosa, Beasley of Walton and Hopkins and Stone of Es-
cambia-
H. B. No. 124-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Northwest Florida Branch Experiment Station; amending Sec-
tion 241.45, Florida Statutes, by providing an appropriation;
providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Agriculture and Appropriations.
By Mr. Kimbrough of Santa Rosa-
H. B. No. 125-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
merit system of personnel administration covering certain
state employees; amending Section 110.09, Florida Statutes, by
authorizing department heads of state agencies to make lim-
ited adjustments of classifications of employees; and providing
an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Pensions & Retirement.
By Mr. Kimbrough of Santa Rosa-
H. B. No. 126-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Santa
Rosa County; repealing Chapter 31259, Acts 1955, creating an
election commission in Santa Rosa County; and providing for
a referendum.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Costin of Gulf, Hathaway of Charlotte, Sheppard
of Lee and Musselman of Broward-
H. B. No. 127-A bill to be entitled An Act protecting the
employment circumstances of employees elected to public of-
fice; amending Chapter 448, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Pensions & Retirement.
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 128-A bill to be entitled An Act changing the
boundaries of existing justice district No. 3 in Monroe County,
State of Florida, and establishing a new justice district in
Monroe County, State of Florida, to be known as justice
district No. 4 and defining the territory comprised in said new
justice district No. 4; and providing this act shall not take
effect until same is approved by referendum at the next en-
suing general election.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 129-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
625.02, Florida Statutes, relating to the amount and par value
of capital stock and surplus of insurance and surety compa-
nies; amending Section 626.05 relating to investments and a
period of time of successful operations required of foreign
insurers; amending Section 626.25 relating to voluntary de-
posits by fire, casualty and title insurers specifying securities
eligible for such deposits; amending Section 626.29 relating to















to prohibit fire, casualty and surety insurance companies from
exposing themselves to loss from any one risk in an amount
exceeding 10% of the company's surplus to policyholders, ex-
cept as provided by law; repealing Section 626.06, Florida Stat-
utes, and all laws in conflict herewith, and providing for the
effective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 130-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
628.06, Florida Statutes, increasing the surplus over all lia-
bilities that a reciprocal or inter-insurance exchange is re-
quired to maintain, except those organized under the laws of
this state and doing business on April 1, 1957; amending Sec-
tion 628.12, relating to insurance agents, re-insurance and
regulation of rates of reciprocal or inter-insurance exchanges;
repealing all laws in conflict herewith, and providing for the
effective date of this act.
"The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 131-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to fire,
casualty and surety agents; amending Section 627.72(6) (a),
Florida Statutes, prohibiting officers of insurers from being
licensed as agents or solicitors, with certain exceptions; amend-
ing Section 627.78 relating to temporary licenses; amending
Section 627.79(2) (e) relating to an application for license;
amending section 627.85(2) providing that all policies issued
on property in this state must be countersigned by a local
resident agent, and providing for the commission such agent
shall receive for such services; amending Section 627.86, re-
quiring all members of a partnership, corporation, or associa-
tion, and all officers and directors who solicit contracts of
insurance to qualify individually as agents, and amending
Section 627.93 by adding thereto a new subsection to be num-
bered (4), relating to the issuance, suspension and revocation
of licenses; amending 643.04(7), Florida Statutes, by adding
thereto section to be numbered (c) relating to unfair discrimi-
nation; prohibiting preferred rates to fictitious groupings of
firms, corporations, or associations of individuals; defining
fictitious grouping; repealing all laws in conflict herewith; pro-
viding for effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 132-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 636, Florida Statutes, relating to insurance adjusters; pre-
scribing certain age, residence and citizenship requirements;
repealing all laws in conflict herewith, and providing for the
effective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.

By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 133-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
903, Florida Statutes, relating to bail bondsmen; amending
Sections 903.09, 903.37, 903.53 and 903.56, relating to the jus-
tification of sureties, definitions, and licensing of bondsmen;
repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith; pro-
viding an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 134-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 324, Florida Statutes, relating to financial responsibility
of owners and operators of motor vehicles, by amending Sec-
tions 324.042, 324.051, 324.061, 324.071, 324.081, 324.201, 324.211
and 324.221, and adding a new subsection to be numbered
324.072, generally dealing with the administration, application,
procedures, restrictions and penalties for violation of said
chapter; repealing all laws in conflict herewith; providing an
effective date.



The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By The Committee on Insurance-
H. B. No. 135-A bill to be entitled An Act establishing in
the state treasury a fund to be designated as "insurance com-
missioner's enforcement fund"; authorizing the state treasurer
and insurance commissioner to secure and deposit into the fund
established, funds appropriated for the operation of his of-
fice; providing that whenever the fund exceeds $25,000.00 the
funds appropriated for the operation of the state treasurer
and insurance commissioner's office shall be reimbursed to
the extent of the amount paid into the fund, and any excess
shall be paid into the general revenue fund of the state; pro-
viding the effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist-
H. B. No. 136-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
state tax on motor fuels; redefining the term distributor; pro-
viding for the payment of the gasoline tax by wholesale pur-
chasers of gasoline in bulk quantities; amending Subsection
(5) of Section 207.01, Florida Statutes; and amending Section
208.04, Florida Statutes; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Oil, Phosphate & Minerals.
By Messrs. Herrell of Dade, Crews of Baker, and Shipp of
Jackson and the Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 137-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 317, Florida Statutes, relating to regulation of traffic on
highways by adding Section 317.241 to authorize local author-
ities to alter speed limits on roads under their jurisdictions.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Safety.
By Messrs. Herrell of Dade, Crews of Baker, Hopkins of Es-
cambia and Shipp of Jackson and the Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 138-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
section (2) of Section 317.33, Florida Statutes, relating to dis-
tance to be maintained between certain vehicles on the high-
ways; to increase the minimum distance between trucks and
other vehicles; to apply such rule to vehicles towing other
vehicles; and to make violations unlawful.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Safety.
By Messrs. Herrell of Dade, Crews of Baker, and Shipp of
Jackson and the Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 139-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
317.23, Florida Statutes, relating to minimum speed, by de-
leting the requirement of warning to the driver by a police
officer and authorizing the state road department and local
authorities to establish minimum speeds.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Safety.
By Messrs. Herrell of Dade, Crews of Baker, Hopkins of Es-
cambia and Shipp of Jackson and the Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 140-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
sections (2) and (3) of Section 317.22, Florida Statutes, relat-
ing to speed restrictions, to make excessive speeds unlawful
rather than prima facie evidence of reckless driving; to in-
crease maximum lawful speed limits; to impose restrictions
on vehicles towing other vehicles.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Safety.
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 141-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
693.14, Florida Statutes, 1955, relating to powers of attorney
by married woman to provide that husband need not join



with wife in power of attorney by wife to her husband; pro-
viding the effective date hereof.



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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 142-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to pro-
bate law; amending Chapter 731, Florida Statutes, by adding
Section 731.051; providing certain requirements in relation to
agreements to make a will; repealing conflicting laws and
providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 143-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 737 of the Florida Statutes, so as to add thereto a new
section, which provides in substance that the attorney gen-
eral of the state shall, in all proceedings under said chapter
involving charitable trusts with unknown or unascertainable
beneficiaries, be deemed to be the representative of such bene-
ficiaries for all purposes under said act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 144-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
payment of attorneys fees in suits for partition of real estate;
amending Section 66.08, Florida Statutes; repealing all con-
flicting laws; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 145-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
construction of words in the Florida Statutes; amending Sec-
tion 1.01, Florida Statutes, by adding Subsection (13) to de-
fine words "registered mail" to include certified mail with
return receipt requested; and providing effective date hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 146-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to at-
torneys at law; repealing Section 454.33, Florida Statutes, reg-
ulating advertisements relative to handling divorce cases; pro-
viding an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 147-A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section
47.17, Florida Statutes, 1955, relating to an alternative method
of service of process on private corporations and to provide
that where any domestic or foreign corporation shall fail to
comply with Section 47.34 and Section 47.35, Florida Statutes,
1955, relating to the designation of a place for service of
process and the designation of an officer or agent upon whom
process may be served, or in the alternative with Section 47.36,
Florida Statutes, 1955, relating to the designation of the office
of the clerk of the circuit court as a place for service of process,
then process directed to a domestic corporation may be served
upon any officer or agent resident in the State of Florida,
or transacting business for it in the State of Florida, and
process directed to a foreign corporation may be served upon
any agent transacting business for it in the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 148-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to ac-
knowledgments of members of the armed forces; amending
Section 695.031, Florida Statutes, by adding new Subsection



(4); providing certain requirements for an acknowledgment of
a spouse of a member of the armed forces and renumbering
subsequent subsections of said section; providing an effective
date.



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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 149-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to time
and circumstances under which intangible personal property
taxes are a lien; amending Section 199.22, Florida Statutes;
providing a statute of limitations; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Judiciary C (General) and Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 150-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to cor-
porations; validating conveyances, transfers, leases, assign-
ments, releases, subordinations, encumbrances, and satisfac-
tions of any right, title, interest, claim, lien or demand in, to
or upon real property heretofore made, and in all other re-
spects executed in due form, by a corporation, not dissolved
or expired, but delinquent for six (6) months or more as to
payment of capital stock taxes at the time of making or exe-
cuting such conveyance, transfer, assignment, release, subor-
dination, encumbrance or satisfaction; providing an effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C ( General).
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 151-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to es-
tate taxes; amending Section 198.22, Florida Statutes, relating
to the divestment of the lien for unpaid taxes on such part
of the gross estate of a resident decedent as is transferred to
a bona fide purchaser, mortgagee or pledgee; amending Sec-
tion 198.33, Florida Statutes, by providing that the lien for
taxes imposed by Chapter 198, Florida Statutes, shall not con-
tinue for more than twenty (20) years after the death of a
decedent; making retroactive the effects of such amendments;
repealing all laws in conflict; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 152-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
excise tax on documents; amending Chapter 201, Florida Stat-
utes, repealing Section 201.03 relating to an excise tax on pow-
ers of attorney; repealing Section 201.06 relating to an excise
tax on proxies of certain stockholders; adding Section 201.131
authorizing the payment of excise taxes on documents by the
use of metering machines and providing for rules and regu-
lations governing the use thereof; and providing for an ef-
fective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 153-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
tax on sales, use and certain transactions; amending Section
212.14, Florida Statutes, by adding Subsection (5), relating to
the period of time within which the Comptroller of the State
may determine and assess taxes imposed by Chapter 212,
Florida Statutes; amending Sections 212.04(4), 212.12(7) and
212.13(2), Florida Statutes, in conformance therewith; repeal-
ing all laws in conflict; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 154-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
transfer of civil cases from one circuit to another circuit under
certain circumstances.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.



By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 155-A bill to be entitled An Act making it a
misdemeanor to print for sale or distribution, or to circulate,












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distribute, publish or offer for sale, any letter, paper, document,
notice of intent to bring suit, or other notice or demand, which
simulates a form of court or legal process; prescribing penal-
ties; and declaring an emergency.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Duncan moved that House Bills Nos. 154 and 155, which
were referred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation, be
withdrawn from that committee and referred to the Committee
on Judiciary C (General).
The motion was agreed to and House Bills Nos. 154 and 155
were ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Finance &
Taxation and referred to the Committee on Judiciary C
(General).
By Messrs. Duncan of Lake and Hopkins of Escambia-
H. B. No. 156 -A bill to be entitled An Act making it
unlawful to send or deliver, or cause to be sent or delivered
any letter, paper, document, notice of intent to bring suit, or
other notice or demand, which simulates a form of court or
legal process, with intent to lead the recipient or sendee to
believe the same to be genuine, for the purpose of obtaining
any money or thing of value; prescribing penalties; and
declaring an emergency.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 157 -A bill to be entitled An Act making all
proceedings held pursuant to Chapter 936, Statutes of 1955,
public proceedings, except during jury deliberation; providing
for the repeal of all laws in conflict herewith; prescribing the
effective date hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B (Criminal).
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 158-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that upon
the finding of an indictment by a Grand Jury for an offense
triable in the County Judge's Court the Clerk of the Circuit
Court shall certify such indictment and deliver it to the County
Judge; providing that the trial of the charge in the County
Judge's Court may be upon such indictment; and prescribing
the effective date hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B (Criminal).
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 159 A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
906.29 relating to witnesses on indictment or information to be
furnished by prosecuting attorney upon motion of defendant.
The bill was read at first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B (Criminal).
By Mr. Smith of DeSoto-
H. B. No. 160--A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
formation of corporations; amending Paragraphs (h) and (i)
of Subsection (2) of Section 608.03, Florida Statutes, relating
to the contents of the articles of incorporation of corporations;
and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).

By Mr. Smith of DeSoto--
H. B. No. 161-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
uniform trust receipts law; amending Subsection (3) of Sec-
tion 673.13, Florida Statutes, relating to the filing fee of the
Secretary of State for filing statements of trust receipts trans-
actions; providing effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the



Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).



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suing his gainful occupation, and
WHEREAS, thousands of man-hours of work are lost annu-
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By Mr. Smith of DeSoto-
H. B. No. 162--A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
assignment of accounts receivable; amending Subsection (5)
of Section 524.02, Florida Statutes, relating to certain fees
of the Secretary of State; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Mr. Smith of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 163-- A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 167.61, Florida Statutes, by substituting the state
auditor for the comptroller in making audits of municipalities.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Mr. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 164-- A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 335.03, Florida Statutes, relating to interstate high-
ways, providing the adoption by the board of rules and regu-
lations governing the budget and expending of funds for the
purpose of planning and constructing of the interstate highway
system and providing for an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Messrs. Ryan of Broward, Livingston of Highlands, Pea-
cock and Shipp of Jackson, Strickland of Citrus, Muldrew of
Brevard, Sutton of Orange, Walker of Collier, Wadsworth of
Flagler, Vocelle of Indian River and Mattox of Polk-
H. B. No. 165--A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
primary elections; amending Sections 100.061 and 100.091,
Florida Statutes, by changing the dates of the primary elec-
tions in Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Carney of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 166 -A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
District Court of Appeals; establishing headquarters for the
Second Appellate District thereof; providing effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary D (Courts).
By Messrs. Mitchell of Leon, Vocelle of Indian River, Herrell
of Dade, Ryan of Broward and Walker of Collier-
H. B. No. 167 A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Director of the Florida Highway Patrol to establish an auxiliary
to the Florida Highway Patrol, composed of volunteers selected
by the director; and providing for certain immunities of
members.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Safety.
By Messrs. Mitchell and Horne of Leon, Vocelle of Indian
River and Walker of Collier-
H. B. No. 168-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to disabled
veterans of the Korean War, providing for certain license
exemptions, amending Section 205.16, Section 205.161 and
320.084, Florida Statutes, providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Military & Veterans Affairs and Finance &
Taxation.
By Messrs. Hopkins and Stone of Escambia-
H. C. R. No. 169 A Concurrent Resolution commending
the Chemstrand Corporation of Escambia County for its em-
ployee safety record.
WHEREAS, in this age of the machine and production line
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WHEREAS, the Chemstrand Corporation of Escambia
County, the world's largest integrated nylon plant, as a result
of a planned program in safety by its management and ap-
proximately four thousand employees, has amassed the greatest
record in the world's textile industry for continuous man-
hours of work without any lost-time injury, to-wit: thirteen
million, six hundred twenty-four thousand (13,624,000) man-
hours exceeding by six hundred eight thousand, five hundred
fourteen (608,514) the previous world's record, and
WHEREAS, the Chemstrand Corporation of Escambia
County, has announced a new goal to exceed the world's
all industry record in safety of twenty-eight million, seven
hundred forty-three thousand, seven hundred sixty-eight
(28,743,768) man-hours, and
WHEREAS, this record is a tribute to the Chemstrand
Corporation of Escambia County, its workers and points up
an excellent example of the safety program of the state of
Florida, NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE
CONCURRING:
That on behalf of the people of the State of Florida, this
Legislature does commend the Chemstrand Corporation of
Escambia County and its workers on establishing an em-
ployees' world safety record in textiles never before attained
and urges continuance of this fine job.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT a copy of this reso-
lution, suitably engrossed, signed by the President of the Senate
and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and attested,
be dispatched to Edward A. O'Neal, President of the Chem-
strand Corporation and Plant Manager Fred G. Gronemeyer.
-was read the first time in full.
Mr. Hopkins moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 169 be read the second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 169 was read the second time in full.
Mr. Hopkins moved the adoption of the concurrent resolu-
tion.
The motion was agreed to and House Concurrent Resolu-
tion No. 169 was adopted and ordered certified to the Senate.
By Messrs. Hopkins and Stone of Escambia-
H. M. No. 170-A memorial to the Congress of the United
States requesting that a special United States postage stamp
and a United States Treasury coin be issued honoring the
quadricentennial of the settlement of the City of Pensacola.
WHEREAS, the City of Pensacola will arrive at its four
hundreth birthday in 1959, there having been established a
colony at the site of the city in August, 1559, as the results of
an expedition from Spain commanded by Don Tristan deLuna
y Arrelano, a Spanish nobleman, and
WHEREAS, reputable historians agree that this colony was
the first permanent settlement of the white race on the North
American Continent, and
WHEREAS, this event was of great importance in our
history and deserves a measure of commemoration by the
Government of the United States, NOW, THEREFORE, BE
IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA:
That the members of the Florida Delegation in the Congress
of the United States be requested to take the necessary action
for the issuance of a United States Postage Stamp and a United
States Treasury Coin bearing suitable inscriptions commemo-
rating the four hundreth anniversary in 1959 of the original
settlement of the City of Pensacola.



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BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives be directed to send a copy of this
Memorial, duly executed by the proper officers of this Legisla-
ture, to each member of the Florida Delegation in the Congress,
to the Postmaster General and to the Secretary of the Treas-
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-was read the first time in full.
Mr. Hopkins moved that the rules be waived and House
Memorial No. 170 be read the second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Memorial No. 170 was read the second time in full.
Mr. Hopkins moved the adoption of the memorial.
The motion was agreed to and House Memorial No. 170 was
adopted and ordered certified to the Senate.
By Mr. Hopkins of Escambia-
H. B. No. 171-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to com-
pensation of deputy sheriffs, inspectors and clerks at elections;
amending Section 102.021, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Mr. Petersen of Pinellas-
H. C. R. No. 172-A concurrent resolution adopting the prac-
tice of pledging allegiance to the flag of the United States of
America at the start of the first day of each session and on
every Monday during each session of the Legislature.
WHEREAS, the glorious Flag of our country is the symbol
of our loved ones, our homes, our freedoms and of all we
cherish and pledge to defend and preserve unto death; and
WHEREAS, this Legislature is ever cognizant of our sworn
purposes under that Flag, toward the fulfillment of which
Almighty God is our strength; and
WHEREAS, at the start of the first day of each Legislative
Session we call, first upon Almighty God to light our path and
guide us in the momentous tasks and responsibilities con-
stantly before us in the service of our people and of our nation;
and
WHEREAS, the sons of our great state, from its inception,
have been among the very first to unselfishly volunteer un-
bounded honor and courage in the defense of our nation's Flag;
many of whom have gloriously fought and sacrificed their
lives under its waving inspiration; and
WHEREAS, now, as never before in world history, there is a
great urgency for a resounding and world echoing acclamation
of our determination to defend our sacred heritage and to
secure for posterity the glory of our liberty; NOW, THERE-
FORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE
CONCURRING:
That the members of the Legislature of the State of Florida
shall, following the Invocation Prayer on the first day of each
Session of the Legislature, and thereafter once a week on every
Monday during each session of the Legislature, viva voce,
pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution
be spread upon the pages of the Journals of both the House
of Representatives and the Senate of the State of Florida, and
that sufficient copies be furnished to the press.
-was read the first time in full.
Mr. Petersen moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 172 be read the second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 172 was read the second time in full.
Mr. Petersen moved the adoption of the concurrent resolu-
tion.
The motion was agreed to and House Concurrent Resolution
No. 172 was adopted and ordered certified to the Senate.



By Mr. Stewart of Hendry-
H. B. No. 173-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
659.06, Subsection (1) Florida Statutes relating to banking
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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Messrs. Sheppard of Lee, McAlpin of Hamilton, Daniel
and Duncan of Lake, Rowell of Sumter, Mitchell of Washington,
Manning of Holmes, Stewart and Wise of Okaloosa, Strickland
of Citrus, Anderson of Jefferson, Marshburn of Levy, Putnal of
Lafayette, Russ of Wakulla, Peacock of Jackson, Williams of
Hardee, Lancaster of Gilchrist, Peeples of Glades, Chaires of
Dixie, Williams of Columbia, Beck of Putnam, Griffin of
Osceola, Cross of Alachua, Hathaway of Charlotte, Peavy of
Madison, Ayers of Hernando, Sutton of Orange, Petersen and
Shaffer of Pinellas, Kimbrough of Santa Rosa, Jones of Taylor,
Stone of Escambia, Saunders of Clay, Home and Mitchell of
Leon, Roberts of Suwannee, Surles, Griffin and Mattox of
Polk, Smith of DeSoto, Roberts of Union, Peters of Calhoun,
Inman and Arrington of Gadsden, Roberts and Blank of Palm
Beach, Wadsworth of Flagler, Askins of Nassau, Chappell and
O'Neill of Marion, Frederick of Seminole, Muldrew of Brevard,
Shipp of Jackson and Walker of Collier-
H. C. R. No. 174-A resolution to declare the United States
Supreme Court decisions usurping the powers reserved to the
States and relating to education, labor, criminal procedure,
treason and subversion to be null, void and of no effect; to
declare that a contest of powers has arisen between the State
of Florida and the Supreme Court of the United States; to
invoke the doctrine of interposition; and for other purposes.
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida, the Senate Concurring:
That the Legislature of Florida doth hereby unequivocally
express a firm and determined resolution to maintain and
defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Consti-
tution of this State against every attempt, whether foreign or
domestic, to undermine and destroy the fundamental princi-
ples, embodied in our basic law, by which the liberty of the
people and the sovereignty of the States, in their proper
spheres, have been long protected and assured;
That the Legislature of Florida doth explicitly and pre-
emptorily declare that it views the powers of the Federal
Government as resulting solely from the compact, to which
the States are parties, as limited by the plain sense and in-
tention of the instrument creating that compact;
That the Legislature of Florida asserts that the powers of
the Federal Government are valid only to the extent that these
powers have been enumerated in the compact to which the
various States assented originally and to which the States
have assented in subsequent amendments validly adopted and
ratified;
That the very nature of this basic compact, apparent upon
its face, is that the ratifying States, parties thereto, have
agreed voluntarily to surrender certain of their sovereign
rights, but only certain of these sovereign rights, to a Federal
Government thus constituted; and that all powers not delegat-
ed to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by
it to the States, have been reserved to the States respectively,
or to the people;
That the State of Florida has at no time surrendered to
the General Government its right to exercise its powers in
the field of labor, criminal procedure, and public education, and
to maintain racially separate public schools and other public
facilities;

That the State of Florida, in ratifying the Fourteenth
Amendment to the Constitution, did not agree, nor did the
other States ratifying the Fourteenth Amendment agree, that
the power to regulate labor, criminal proceedings, public educa-
tion, and to operate racially separate public schools and other
facilities was to be prohibited to them thereby;
And as evidence of such understanding as to the inherent
power and authority of the States to regulate public education
and the maintenance of racially separate public schools,
the Legislature of Florida notes that the very Congress that
submitted the Fourteenth Amendment for ratification estab-
lished separate schools in the District of Columbia and that
in more than one instance the same State Legislatures that



ratified the Fourteenth Amendment also provided for systems
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That the Court in its decisions relating to public education
was without jurisdiction because (1) the jurisdiction of the
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That the Legislature of Florida denies that the Supreme
Court of the United States had the right which it asserted
in the school cases decided by it on May 17, 1954, the labor
union case decided on May 21, 1956, the cases relating to
criminal proceedings decided on April 23, 1956, and January
16, 1956, the anti-sedition case decided on April 2, 1956, and
the case relating to teacher requirements decided on April
9, 1956, to enlarge the language and meaning of the com-
pact by the States in an effort to withdraw from the States
powers reserved to them and as daily exercised by them for
almost a century;
That a question of contested power has arisen; the Supreme
Court of the United States asserts, for its part, that the
States did in fact prohibit unto themselves the power to
regulate labor matters, criminal proceedings and public educa-
tion and to maintain racially separate public institutions and
the State of Florida, for its part, asserts that it and its sister
States have never surrendered such rights;
That these assertions upon the part of the Supreme
Court of the United States, accompanied by threats of coer-
cion and compulsion against the sovereign States of this
Union, constitute a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous at-
tempt by the Court to prohibit to the States certain rights
and powers never surrendered by them;
That the Legislature of Florida asserts that whenever the
General Government attempts to engage in the deliberate,
palpable and dangerous exercise of powers not granted to
it, the States who are parties to the compact have the right,
and are in duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress
of the evil, and for maintaining, within their respective limits,
the authorities, rights and liberties appertaining to them;
That failure on the part of this State thus to assert its
clear rights would be construed as acquiescence in the sur-
render thereof; and that such submissive acquiescence to the
seizure of one right would in the end lead to the surrender
of all rights, and inevitably to the consolidation of the States
into one sovereignty, contrary to the sacred compact by which
this Union of States was created;
That the question of contested power asserted in this re-
solution is not within the province of the Court to determine
because the Court itself seeks to usurp the powers which have
been reserved to the States, and, therefore, under these cir-
cumstances, the judgment of all of the parties to the compact
must be sought to resolve the question. The Supreme Court
is not a party to the compact, but a creature of the compact
and the question of contested power should not be settled by
the creature seeking to usurp the power, but by the parties
to the compact who are the people of the respective States
in whom ultimate sovereignty finally reposes;
That the Constitution of the State of Florida provides for
full benefits to all its citizens with 'reference to educational
facilities and under the Laws of Florida enacted by the Legis-
lature through the Minimum Foundation Program its citizens
under states' rights, all are being educated under the same
general law and all teachers are being employed under identi-
cal educational qualifications and all are certified by the
State Board of Education alike, which enables the people,
themselves, in Florida to provide an educational establishment
serviceable and satisfactory and in keeping with the social
structure of the state. The people of Florida do not consent
to changing state precedents and their rights by having
doctrines thrust upon them by naked force alone, as pro-
mulgated in the school cases of May 17, 1954, and May 31,
1955;
That the doctrines of said decisions and other decisions
denying to the States the right to have laws of their own
dealing with subversion or espionage, and criminal proceed-
ings, and denying the States the right to dismiss individuals
from public employment who refuse to answer questions
concerning their connections with communism by invoking
the Fifth Amendment, and denying the States the right to
provide for protective "right to work" laws, should not be
forced upon the citizens of this State for the Court was with-
out jurisdiction, power or authority to interfere with the
sovereign powers of the State in such spheres of activity.











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in law and equity, and said cases were not of a judicial nature
and character, nor did they involve controversies in law or
equity, but, on the contrary, the great subjects of the con-
troversy are of a legislative character, and not a judicial
character, and are determinable only by the people them-
selves speaking through their legislative bodies; (2) the
essential nature and effect of the proceedings relating ex-
clusively to public schools operated by and under the author-
ity of States, and pursuant to State laws and regulations, said
cases were suits against the States, and the Supreme Court
was without power or authority to try said cases, brought by
individuals against States, because the Constitution forbids
the Court to entertain suits by individuals against a State
unless the State has consented to be sued;
That if said Court had had jurisdiction and authority to
try and determine said cases, it was powerless to interfere
with the operation of the public schools, of States, because
the Constitution of the United States does not confer upon
the General Government any power or authority over such
schools or over the subject of education, jurisdiction over these
matters being reserved to the States, nor did the States by
the Fourteenth amendment authorize any interference on the
part of the Judicial Department or any other department of
the Federal Government with the operation by the States
of such public schools as they might in their discretion see
fit to establish and operate;
That by said cases the Court announces its power to adjudge
State laws unconstitutional upon the basis of the Court's
opinion of such laws as tested by rules of the inexact and
speculative theories of psychological knowledge, which power
and authority is beyond the jurisdiction of said Court;
That if the Court is permitted to exercise the power to
judge the nature and effect of a law by supposed principles
of psychological theory, and to hold the statute or Constitu-
tion of a State unconstitutional because of the opinions of
the Judges as to its suitability, the States will have been
destroyed, and the indestructible Union of Indestructible States
established by the Constitution of the United States will have
ceased to exist, and in its stead the Court will have created,
without jurisdiction or authority from the people, one cen-
tral government of total power;
That implementing its decision relating to public educa-
tion of May 17, 1954, said Court on May 31, 1955 upon further
consideration of said cases, said: "All provisions of Federal,
State, or local law must yield" to said decision of May
17, 1954; said Court thereby presuming arrogantly to give
orders to the State of Florida;
That it is clear that said Court has deliberately resolved to
disobey the Constitution of the United States, and to flout
and defy the Supreme Law of the Land;

That the State of Florida, as is also true of the other sover-
eign states of the Union, has the right to enact laws relating
to subversion or espionage, criminal proceedings, dismissing
public employees who refuse to answer questions concerning
their connections with communism and "right to work" pro-
tection, and has the right to operate and maintain a public
school system utilizing such educational methods therein
as in her judgment are conducive to the welfare of those to be
educated and the people of the State generally, this being
a governmental responsibility which the State has assumed
lawfully, and her rights in this respect have not in any wise
been delegated to the Central Government, but, on the con-
trary, she and the other States have reserved such matters to
themselves by the terms of the Tenth Amendment. Being
possessed of this lawful right, the State of Florida is possessed
of power to repel every unlawful interference therewith;
That the duty and responsibility of protecting life, property
and the priceless possessions of freedom rests upon the Gov-
ernment of Florida as to all those within her territorial limits.
The State alone has this responsibility. Laboring under this
high obligation she is possessed of the means to effectuate it.
It is the duty of the State in flagrant cases such as this to
interpose its powers between its people and the effort of said
Court to assert an unlawful dominion over them; THERE-
FORE,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRE-



SENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE
CONCURRING:



April 5, 1957



Section 1. That said decisions and orders of the Supreme
Court of the United States denying the individual sovereign
states the power to enact laws relating to espionage or sub-
version, criminal proceedings, the dismissal of public employees
for refusal to answer questions concerning their connections
with communism, "right to work" protection, and relating
to separation of the races in the public institutions of a State,
are null, void and of no force or effect.
Section 2. That the elected representatives of the people of
Florida do now seriously declare that it is the intent and duty
of all officials, state and local, to observe, honorably, legally
and constitutionally, all appropriate measures available to
resist these illegal encroachments upon the sovereign powers
of this State.
Section 3. That we urge firm and deliberate efforts to check
these and further encroachments on the part of the Federal
Government, and on the part of said Court through judicial
legislation, upon the reserved powers of all the States' powers
never surrendered by the remotest implication but expressly
reserved and vitally essential to the separate and independ-
ent autonomy of the States in order that by united efforts
the States may be preserved.
Section 4. That a copy of this Resolution be transmitted
by His Excellency The Governor to the Governor and Legis-
lature of each of the other States, to the President of the
United States, to each of the Houses of Congress, to Florida's
Representatives and Senators in the Congress, and to the
Supreme Court of the United States for its information.
-was read the first time in full.
Mr. Daniel moved that the rules be waived and House Con-
current Resolution No. 174 be read the second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 174 was read the second time in
full.
Mr. Daniel moved the adoption of the concurrent resolu-
tion.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Herrell moved that further consideration of House
Concurrent Resolution No. 174 be temporarily deferred.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion the result was:



Yeas:
Askins Hollahan
Barron Hopkins
Beasley Karl
Carney Land
Crews Livingston
Gibbons Maness
Harris Mann
Herrell Musselman
Nays:
Alexander Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Anderson Grimes
Arrington Hathaway
Ayers Home
Beck Inman
Blank Jones
Chaires Kimbrough
Chappell Lancaster
Cleveland Manning
Costin Marshburn
Cross Mathews
Daniel Mattox
Duncan Mitchell, R. O.
Frederick Mitchell, Sam
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Moody
Yeas-29
Nays-59



Orr
Papy
Patton
Porter
Ryan
Shaffer
Smith, R. J.
Sweeny


Muldrew
O'Neill
Peacock
Peavy
Peters
Petersen
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Saunders



Turlington
Weinstein
Westberry
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz




Smith. S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sutton
Usina
Wadsworth
Walker
Williams, B.D.
'Williams, c..W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise



The motion that further consideration of House Concurrent
Resolution No. 174 be temporarily deferred was not agreed to.
The question recurred on the adoption of the concurrent
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The motion was agreed to and House Concurrent Resolution
No. 174 was adopted and ordered certified to the Senate.
By Messrs. Mattox of Polk and Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 175-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
separate taxation of all mineral, oil and other subsurface rights
on a real property basis; and providing the procedure therefore.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Surles moved that House Bill No. 175, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Finance and Taxation, also be
referred to the Committee on Judiciary C (General).
The motion was not agreed to and House Bill No. 175 was
referred only to the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Mattox of Polk-
H. B. No. 176-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to licensed
eating places; requiring that citrus fruits be available for sale.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus.
Mr. Hollahan moved that House Bill N. 176, which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Citrus, also be referred to the
Committee on Hotels & Restaurants.
The motion was agreed to and House Bill No. 176 was ordered
also referred to the Committee on Hotels & Restaurants.
By Mr. Stewart of Hendry-
H. B. No. 177-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
659.20, Florida Statutes 1953, relating to investments by banks
and trust companies.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Mr. Stewart of Hendry-
H. B. No. 178-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
659.15, Florida Statutes relating to banks.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Mr. Stewart of Hendry-
H. B. No. 179-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
659.17(1) (b) Florida Statutes, relating to loans by state banks.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Mr. Stewart of Hendry-
H. B. No. 180-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
524.01(1) Florida Statutes relating to assignments of accounts
receivable.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Messrs. Beasley of Walton, Alexander of Liberty, Harris
of Bay, Stone of Escambia, Putnal of Lafayette, Livingston of
Highlands, MCAlpin of Hamilton, Jones of Taylor, Strickland
of Citrus, Russ of Wakulla, Peters of Calhoun, Askins of
Nassau, Petersen and Carney of Pinellas and Mrs. Patton of
Franklin.

H. B. No. 181-A bill to be entitled An Act to license and
regulate public bookkeepers and public auditors; to provide
for a state board and the appointment of its members; to
provide the duties and privileges of the board and provide
authority for the board to adopt and promulgate rules and
regulations for the examining and licensing of public book-
keepers and public auditors; to provide for assessing and pay-
ment of fees and other charges and for the disposition of fees
received and for expenditures; to define an auditor and a book-
keeper; to provide for examinations and exceptions and issuing
of certificates; to define the qualifications, duties and privileges
of public bookkeepers and public auditors; to provide restric-



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agreements so that the United States may regain exclusive
jurisdiction over the members of its armed forces for all
purposes, or if such a modification is refused, then to terminate
or denounce the agreements according to the terms of each;



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tions relating to such licensure; to provide exemptions for
professional persons not coming within the purview of this
Act; to provide certain other exemptions; and to provide for
an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Mr. Roberts of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 182-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
practice of physical therapy; defining and regulating the prac-
tice thereof; prescribing in the duties of the state board of
medical examiners under this act; prescribing penalties for
violation of this act; and repealing Chapter 486, Florida Sta-
tutes, 1951, and all acts amendatory thereto, and all laws in
conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Orr of Dade-
H. B. No. 183--A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
corporations; amending Section 608.04, Florida Statutes, to
require the filing for record of a certified copy of the articles
of incorporation with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the
county where the principal office of each corporation is located.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Mr. Orr of Dade-
H. B. No. 184 -A bill to be entitled An Act to define the
offense of operating or being in control of a vehicle while
intoxicated; providing penalties for first, second, and third
convictions of such offense; providing penalties for the causing
of damage to person or property in the commission of such
offense; providing a penalty for causing the death of any
person in the commission of such offense; and providing for
revocation and restoration of drivers' licenses of persons con-
victed of such offenses; repealing Sections 317.20 and 860.01,
Florida Statutes; and providing an appropriation to the State
Department of Public Safety for conducting an educational
program showing the dangers of driving while intoxicated.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations and Judiciary B (Criminal).

By Mr. Mitchell of Leon-
H. M. No. 185--A Memorial to Congress relating to the
protection of service personnel in the United States Armed
Forces serving in foreign countries, who have been accused
of crimes.
WHEREAS, the members of our armed forces serving abroad,
their civilian components and the dependents of each, are
now subject to the criminal jurisdiction of more than fifty
(50) countries in which they may be on duty, by reason of
the NATO Status of Forces Treaty, the Administrative Agree-
ment with Japan, and Executive Agreements with other
nations, and

WHEREAS, these agreements penalize our servicemen for
foreign service by depriving them of many of the rights granted
by our Constitution, which they are sworn to defend, and
WHEREAS, it is impossible for any serviceman accused of
transgression in a foreign country to receive a fair and
impartial trial because of the varying systems of jurisprudence
which make it impossible for him to receive the protection
of all of the rights and guarantees which our Constitution
gives to every citizen, and because of the prejudice and ani-
mosity sometimes existing against our men, and

WHEREAS, legislation has been introduced in both the
Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States
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NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the members of this body deplore the arrangements
now existing which make service in our Armed Forces abroad
a hazard by depriving our servicemen, their civilian com-
ponents and dependents of each, of the rights and guarantees
of our Constitution when they are stationed in other lands,
and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we respectfully urge
the Congress of the United States to immediately enact the
legislation now pending or similar legislation which will secure
a modification or denunciation of the provisions of the NATO
Status of Forces Treaty and all other agreements which sur-
render to foreign nations criminal jurisdiction over our service-
men; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution
be sent to the Senators and Members of.the House of Repre-
sentatives of the United States Congress from Florida, and
filed with the Clerk of the Senate and the Clerk of the House
of Representatives.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Committee
on Resolutions & Memorials.
Mr. Mitchell of Leon moved that House Memorial No. 185,
which was referred to the Committee on Resolutions & Me-
morials, also be referred to the Committee on Military &
Veterans Affairs.
The motion was agreed to and House Memorial No. 185 was
ordered also referred to the Committee on Military & Veterans
Affairs.
By The Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 186 A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
all claims against the State of Florida not exceeding one
thousand dollars ($1,000.00) be litigated in the court having
jurisdiction wherein the cause of action accrued.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Messrs. Weinstein and Usina of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 187 A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Military Department of Florida; amending Subsection (2) of
Section 250.05, Florida Statutes, by eliminating the duties of
the Governor therefrom; setting effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Military & Veterans Affairs.
By The Legislative Council-
H. B. No. 188-A bill to be entitled An Act to create a
Department of Corrections under the Board of Commissioners
of State Institutions; to provide for an advisory council on
adult corrections and prison industries; to provide for an
optional youth services division and an advisory council; to
provide for operation of prison camps; to provide for a transfer
of camps from the Road Department to the Department of
Corrections; to provide for reception centers and a system
of classification; to provide that offenders shall be committed
to the custody of the department; to provide for cooperation
with the Parole Commission; to provide a state use law for
the sale of articles manufactured by prison industries; to
provide for transfer of prisoners for medical treatment; to
provide for employment of the director by the Board of
Commissioners of State Institutions; to authorize the board
to adopt regulations relating to the duties of the department
and the personnel thereof; to repeal sections 954.18, 954.04,
954.45, 954.05, 954.09, 954.32, and 954.46, Florida Statutes, and
providing an effective date.



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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on State Correctional Institutions.
By Messrs. Arrington and Inman of Gadsden, and Shipp and
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H. B. No. 189 A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission to enter into agree-
ments of reciprocity with the authorized officials or department
of other states regulating the interchange of the privilege of
taking game and fresh water fish between the citizens of
participant states.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Game & Fresh Water Fish.
By Messrs. Peacock of Jackson, Williams of Columbia and
Mitchell of Washington-
H. B. No. 190 --A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 236.02, Florida Statutes, by the addition of Subsection
(11) to provide for increased compensation for school bus
drivers.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Public Schools and Appropriations.
By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 191-A bill to be entitled An Act to require that
school buses shall be repainted when no longer used for trans-
portation of pupils.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C (General)
By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 192-A bill to be entitled An Act creating a school
of dentistry at the University of Florida in conjunction with
the school of medicine and nursing.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education Higher Learning.
By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 193-A bill to be entitled An Act to require the
payment of interest at the rate of three per centum (3%) per
annum upon all deposits by public utilities charging deposits
from their customers in this state; placing the enforcement
of this act in the state railroad and public utilities commission;
and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Utilities and Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Cross moved that House Bill No. 193, which was referred
to the Committees on Finance & Taxation and Public Utili-
ties be withdrawn from the Committee on Finance & Taxation
and referred to the Committee on Judiciary C (General).
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 193 was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on
Finance & Taxation and referred to the Committee on Judici-
ary C (General).
By Messrs. Land of Orange and Mattox of Polk-
H. B. No. 194-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to public
welfare; amending Chapter 409, Florida Statutes, by creating
and adding thereto Section 409.161, providing for the creation
of a general lien upon real estate of recipients of public assis-
tance as security for payments made to said recipients; and
fixing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
Mr. Hollahan was given unanimous consent to be recorded
as a co-introducer of House Bill No. 66.
Mr. Home moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 28 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was
so ordered.
Mr. Hathaway moved that House Bill No. 26, which was



referred to the Committee on Judiciary C (General), be with-
drawn from that committee and referred to the Committee on
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Bill No. 26 was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on
Judiciary C (General) and referred to the Committee on
Game & Fresh Water Fish.
Mr. Papy moved that House Bill No. 26, which was referred
to the Committee on Game & Fresh Water Fish, also be re-
ferred to the Committee on Salt Water Conservation.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 26 was ordered also referred to the Committee on
Salt Water Conservation.
Mr. Barron was given unanimous consent to be recorded as
a co-introducer of House Bill No. 59.
Mr. Roberts of Palm Beach was given unanimous consent to
be recorded as a co-introducer of House Bills Nos. 29, 47 and 74.
Mr. Kimbrough was given unanimous consent to be recorded
as a co-introducer of House Bills Nos. 27 and 76.
Messrs. Williams of Columbia, Alexander, Mitchell of Wash-
ington, Rowell of Sumter, Williams of Hardee and Williams of
Pasco were given unanimous consent to be recorded as co-
introducers of House Bill No. 27.
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following messages from the Senate were received and
read:
Tallahassee, Florida
April 5, 1957
Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
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 Cabot-
S. B. No. 32-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the
Charter of the City of Hallandale, Florida, same being Chapter
29108, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1953, and particularly
Section 27 pertaining to procedure for becoming candidates so
as to fix the time in which candidates qualify thirty days prior
to the date of election on all elections subsequent to the May,
1957, elections.
Proof of Publication attached.
Also-
By Senator Cabot-
S. B. No. 33-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the
Charter of the City of Hallandale, Florida, same being Char-
ter 29108, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1953, and particular-
ly Section 29 paragraph (2), pertaining to the time or times
for holding the regular biennial elections so as to fix the
time of holding such elections as the fourth Tuesday in May
of each year in which said elections are held, commencing in
1957.
Proof of Publication attached.
Also-
By Senator Cabot--
S. B. No. 34-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the
charter of the City of Hallandale, Florida, being Chapter
29108, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1953, so as to permit
the adoption and use of the books, records, files and lists
of qualified electors as may be prepared by the Supervisor of
Registration of Broward County, Florida, as the registration
books, records, files and lists of qualified electors to be used
in all elections held by the City of Hallandale, Florida; pro-
viding that electors shall register for municipal elections at
such times and places as provided by law for registration of
electors to vote in the State of Florida, County of Broward,
elections; providing for the use of the same voting precincts
lying within the corporate limits of the City of Hallandale,
Florida, as are now designated or may be designated for use



in general elections in Broward County, Florida.



April 5, 1957



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.
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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. 32.
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. 32 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 33.
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. 33 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 34.
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. 34 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida
April 5, 1957
Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has p-assed-
By Senator Stenstrom-
S. B. No. 22- A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard
County, Florida, to pay to the tax assessor of Brevard County
a sum not exceeding $25,000.00 to aid the tax assessor finan-
cially in defraying expenses to be incurred in revaluing prop-
erty and lands in Brevard County for taxation purposes, and
repealing all laws in conflict.
Proof of publication attached.
Also-
By Senator Stenstrom-
S. B. No. 23-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
office of administrative director for Brevard County, Florida;
providing for the appointment of said administrative director
by the Board of County Commissioners for Brevard County;
prescribing his powers, duties, and fixing his salary.
Proof of publication attached.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill No. 22.











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was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the
Local Calendar.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to Senate Bill 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.
Tallahassee, Florida
April 5, 1957
Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Stenstrom-
S. B. No. 21-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
creation and establishment of special improvement service
districts for street lighting purposes in unincorporated areas
in Brevard County, Florida; providing for the levy of special
assessments upon the real property benefited by such improve-
ments or services; requiring an election upon the question of
creating any such district or the levy of special assessments
and the approval thereof by sixty per cent of the votes cast
in an election in which a majority of the freeholders who
are qualified electors residing in such districts shall partici-
pate; prescribing the powers and duties of the Board of
County Commissioners of Brevard County in relation to the
foregoing, and fixing the maximum amount of such special
assessments; providing for the collection of such special as-
sessments and providing proceedings when such special assess-
ments become delinquent; providing for the issuance of
special improvement district tax sale certificates and the
rights of owners and holders of such certificates; providing
for the purchase of such certificates in the name of the
county; providing for a notice to delinquent property owners
and for the issuance of tax deeds upon such certificates; pro-
viding for proceedings to be taken in Brevard County upon
such certificates as may be owned by it after two years from
the date thereof; providing that such certificates shall have
the same priority rights, discounts and penalties as county tax
sale certificates, and providing proceedings thereon in sub-
stantial conformity to the provisions of law governing county
tax sale certificates.
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. 21.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 21 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida
April 5, 1957
Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed--
By Senator Stenstrom-



S. B. No. 20-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and



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empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard
County, Florida, the chairman and clerk thereof, to use fac-
simile signatures and seals on checks and warrants in ex-
pending county funds from county depositories.
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. 20.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 20 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida
April 5, 1957
Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has piassed-
By Senator Davis-
S. B. No. 30-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
expending the balances remaining in appropriations from
the general revenue fund made under first priority Item 26a,
Section 2, Chapter 29966, Acts of 1955, for certain construc-
tion at the 4-H Club Camp at Cherry Lake in Madison County;
and providing for an effective date.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 30 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and referred to the Committee on
Appropriations.



Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:



Tallahassee, Florida
April 5, 1957



I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Stenstrom-
S. B. No. 19-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing Brevard
County, Florida, acting by and through its Board of County
Commissioners, to convey lands acquired by the County for
delinquent taxes and described in the book designated "County
Lands Acquired for Delinquent Taxes" on file in the Office of
the Circuit Court to the former owner of such lands and provid-
ing for the terms and procedure in making conveyances, dis-
bursing of funds, validating, ratifying and confirming previous
Acts relating to hardship cases; and providing an effective date.

Proof of Publication attached.

-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
herein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 19.

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Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 19 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the
Local Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida

April 5, 1957
Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
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 Stenstrom-
S. B. No. 18-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
further and additional salary to be paid by any county of the
State of Florida having a population of not less than 23625 and
not more than 24000, according to the latest official census,
to the Judges of the Circuit Court residing in and a resident
of said county, and providing for additional salary to be paid
from the general revenue fund from such county; making
the same a county proposition and repealing all laws in con-
flict herewith.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 18 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and referred to the Committee on
Census & Apportionment.
Tallahassee, Florida
April 5, 1957
Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
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 Stenstrom-
S. B. No. 17-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
employment by Brevard County, Florida, of a librarian for
the County Law Library and providing for the payment of the
salary therefore, and repealing all laws in conflict.
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. 17.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 17 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE GENERAL BILLS ON
SECOND READING
H. B. No. 58-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Florida Farm Colony; making an appropriation to supplement
an existing appropriation for construction of an addition to
the farm colony hospital; and providing an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Orr moved that the rules be waived and House Bill No.



58 be read a second time by title.



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The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 58 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Moody of Hillsborough offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 58:
Insert a new section, as follows:
"Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately upon
becoming a law.
Mr. Moody moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Orr moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 58, 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. 58, as amended, was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken (
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Alexander Grimes
Anderson Harris
Arrington Hathaway
Askins Herrell
Ayers Hollahan
Barron Hopkins
Beasley Inman
Beck Jones
Blank Karl
Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Chappell Livingston
Cleveland Maness
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Gibbons Mitchell, R. O.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Yeas-82.



on the passage of the bill, the



Moody
Muldrew
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peters
Petersen
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer



Smith, R. J.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sudton
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, as amended, and was ordered engrossed.
Mr. Orr moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 58 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
the bill was ordered immediately certified to the Senate, after
engrossment.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE LOCAL BILLS ON
SECOND READING
H. B. No. 82-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that the
judge of the Criminal Court of Record in and for Polk County,
Florida, shall devote full time to the duties of such office, and
shall not engage in the practice of law during his tenure of
office, and fixing the salary of such judge, and to provide for
the method of the payment of such salary.
-was taken up.
Mr. Surles moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 82 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 82 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Surles moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 82 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 82 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:



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Mr. Speaker Grimes
Alexander Harris
Anderson Hathaway
Arrington Herrell
Askins Hollahan
Ayers Hopkins
Barron Horne
Beasley Inman
Beck Jones
Blank Karl
Carney Kimbrough
Chaires Lancaster
Chappell Land
Cleveland Livingston
Costin Maness
Crews Mann
Cross Manning
Duncan Mathews
Frederick Mattox
Gibbons McAlpin
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, R. O.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Yeas-86
Nays-None



Moody
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders



Shaffer
Smith, R. J.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sutton
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg
Zelmenovitz



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

CONSIDERATION OF SENATE LOCAL BILLS ON
SECOND READING

Without objection, consideration of Senate Bill No. 24 was
temporarily deferred.

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Mr. Hopkins introduced Messrs. J. J. Reeves and Richard
Howes of Pensacola.

Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now adjourn to reconvene at 11:00 A. M., Monday, April 8.

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

Thereupon, at the hour of 11.21 A. M., the House stood
adjourned until 11:00 A. M., Monday, April 8.



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Monday, April 8, 1957



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A.M.



The roll was taken and tt
corded present:
Mr. Speaker:
Alexander Harris
Anderson Hathaway
Arrington Herrell
Askins Hollahan
Ayers Hopkins
Barron Horne
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Chappell Livingston
Cleveland Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Gibbons Mitchell, R. O.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Moody
Grimes Muldrew



ie following Members were re-



Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard



Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sutton
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



Excused: Messrs. Westberry, Zelmenovitz and Maness.
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Reverend W. E. Hall, Chaplain.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Friday, April 5, was ordered corrected as
follows:
On page 63, column 1, strike out lines 15 through 22, count-
ing from the bottom of the page, and insert in lieu thereof
the following: "amending Section 644.09 (1) by adding a para-
graph to be designated (1) (b), requiring the sharing of com-
missions between accident and health agents of this State
and those licensed as nonresident agents, if the laws of other
states so provide; amending Section 644.11 (2), relating to
expiration and renewal of licenses; amending Section 644.13
(e) relating to suspension and revocation of licenses; repeal-
ing all laws in conflict herewith, and providing for the ef-
fective date of this Act."
On page 63, column 2, line 19, counting from the top of the
page, strike out the number "499" and insert in lieu thereof the
number "409".
On page 72, column 2, strike out all of line 20, counting from
the bottom of the page, and insert in lieu thereof the following:
"By Messrs. Land of Orange and Mattox of Polk-"
The Journal for Friday, April 5, as corrected, was approved.
Mr. Costin asked to be recorded present.
Mrs. Patton introduced the Honorable Curtis McLean, Su-
perintendent of Public Instruction of Franklin County.
Mr. Vocelle was given unanimous consent to be made a co-
introducer on House Bills Nos. 44, 46, 47, 165, 167 and 168.
Mr. Herrell was given unanimous consent to be made a co-
introducer on House Bills Nos. 184, 167 and 85.
MOTIONS RELATING TO COMMITTEE REFERENCE
Mr. Crews moved that House Bill No. 95, which was referred
to the Committees on Claims and Finance & Taxation, be



withdrawn from the Committee on Claims and remain in the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 95 was or-
dered withdrawn from the Committee on Claims and remained
in the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Costin moved that House Bill No. 127 be withdrawn from
the Committee on Pensions & Retirement and referred to the
Committee on Labor.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 127 was or-
dered withdrawn from the Committee on Pensions & Retire-
ment and referred to the Committee on Labor.
Mr. Chappell moved that House Bill No. 26, which was re-
ferred to the Committees on Game & Fresh Water Fish and
Salt Water Conservation, be withdrawn from the Committee
on Salt Water Conservation and remain in the Committee
on Game & Fresh Water Fish.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 26 was or-
dered withdrawn from the Committee on Salt Water Con-
servation and remained in the Committee on Game & Fresh
Water Fish.
Mr. Hollahan was given unanimous consent to be made a co-
introducer of House Bills Nos. 86 and 184.
INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CON-
CURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Messrs. Shaffer, Petersen and Carney of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 195 A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 2 of Chapter 14678, Acts of 1931, creating a County
Budget Commission in all counties of the state having a
population of not less than one hundred fifty thousand
(150,000) by the last preceding state or federal census by
making Chapter 14678 applicable in counties of not less than
two hundred forty-five thousand (245,000) inhabitants by the
latest official census; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Messrs. Musselman of Broward, Orr of Dade, Land of
Orange, Roberts of Palm Beach, Mattox of Polk, and Hopkins
of Escambia-
H. B. No. 196 A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of Control to develop and carry out programs of nuclear
studies and research in the state university system, provide
buildings, equipment and facilities therefore; making an appro-
priation therefore and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Atomic Energy and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Roberts and Blank of Palm Beach---

H. B. No. 197--A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
South Shore Drainage District, a drainage district organized
and existing under the laws of Florida and embracing lands
within Palm Beach County, Florida, amending Sections 5, 6,
8, 9, 15, 19, 25, 26, 27, 29, and 49, Acts of 1935; repealing
Chapter 26737, Acts of 1951, relating to the election and ap-
pointment of the Board of Supervisors, the levy and collection
of taxes upon lands within the district and qualifications of the
engineer for the district.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
197.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
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And the above bill was read the first time by title and or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Roberts and Blank of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 198- A bill to be entitled An Act relating to East
Shore Drainage District, a drainage district organized and
existing under the laws of Florida, and embracing lands within
Palm Beach County, amending Section Eight (8) of Chapter
20694, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, as amended by Chapter
23621 Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, as amended by Chapter
25151, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949, as amended by Chapter
26697, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1951, as amended by Chapter
28419, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1953, as amended by Chapter
30150, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1955, relating to the levy of
taxes upon the lands within East Shore Drainage District.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
198.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and ordered
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Roberts and Blank of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 199-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Paho-
kee Drainage District, a drainage district organized and existing
under the laws of Florida, and embracing lands within Palm
Beach County, amending Section Six (6) of Chapter 13715,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, as amended by Chapter 18042,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1937, as amended by Chapter 20652,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, as Amended by Chapter 23622,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, as amended by Chapter 28440,
LaWs of Florida, Acts of 1953, as amended by Chapter 30151,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1955, relating to the levy of mainte-
nance taxes upon the lInds within Pahokee Drainage District.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
199.
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. Cleveland of Seminole, Gibbons of Hillsborough,
Roberts of Palm Beach, Weinstein and Usina of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 200 A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind; amending Sections
242.35, 242.36, 242.38 and 242.40, Florida Statutes, relating to
admission of students, transportation of students, furnishing
of necessities to students, and to the salary of the president
of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind; and repealing
Section 242.37, Florida Statutes, relating to charges against
parents for expenses of their children attending such school.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education-Public Schools and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Cleveland of Seminole, Gibbons of Hillsborough
and Roberts of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 201--A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the
safeguarding, safekeeping and for the receipt and disburse-
ment of public money; to prescribe the duties of county officers
and state officers in connection herewith; and to repeal Sec-
tions 30.18, 193.43, and 839.03, Florida Statutes, and all other
laws in conflict therewith,
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Messrs. Cleveland of Seminole, Gibbons of Hillsborough
and Roberts of Palm Beach--



is



H. B. No. 202 A bill to be entitled An Act creating under
the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions the position
of Director of patient services for mentally or physically incom-



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petent patients of institutions under the board except those
whose primary function is correction or education; prescribing
duties of the Director, and providing for assistance to be ten-
dered by the State Welfare Board, the Attorney General, and
various Courts and their officers; and providing for the
protection of financial interests of the state and of patients
in the above institutions.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Messrs. Cleveland and Frederick of Seminole, Gibbons of
Hillsborough and Roberts of Palm Beach-

H. B. No. 203-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
compensation of an officer who is lawfully entitled to resume
his office after his suspension by the Governor.
"The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Messrs. Cleveland of Seminole, Gibbons of Hillsborough,
and Roberts of Palm Beach.

H. B. No. 204-A bill to be entitled An Act providing an al-
ternative procedure for the photographing and destruction of
public records.

"The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Messrs. Cleveland of Seminole, Gibbons of Hillsborough,
and Roberts of Palm Beach.
H. B. No. 205-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
215.26, Florida Statutes, relating to refunds of money paid into
the State Treasury, by prohibiting refunds of amounts of less
than one ($1.00) dollar except upon application.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Messrs. Cleveland of Seminole, Gibbons of Hillsborough,
and Roberts of Palm Beach.
H. B. No. 206-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
administration as a trust of money for the personal use and
benefit of patients in the Florida state hospital and its branches
and similar institutions and in the Florida farm colony and
similar institutions; for the disposition of the proceeds of
interest and investment income earned by such trust funds;
for the disposition of unclaimed trust funds in the possession
of the above named institutions and the state treasurer; and
for the deposit in the state treasury of money received by the
above named institutions in payment of claims of the state for
the care and maintenance of patients in such institutions.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs. Cleveland of Seminole, Gibbons of Hillsborough,
and Roberts of Palm Beach.
H. B. No. 207-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections
283.01 and 283.10, Florida Statutes, relating to bid requirements
on state printing, by excepting from bid requirements class B
state printing contracts costing less than fifty ($50.00) dollars.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Printing.
By Messrs. Cleveland of Seminole, Gibbons of Hillsborough,
and Roberts of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 208 A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the
acquisition, supervision, accountability, control, transfer, and
disposal of all tangible personal property and all real property
owned by the state, and prescribing a penalty.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).



By Messrs. Carney, Petersen and Shaffer of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 209--A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
Pinellas County; abolishing the Board of Commissioners of the
Mosquito Control District of Pinellas County, Florida; author-












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izing the Pinellas County Board of Health to exercise all pow-
ers, jurisdiction and authority heretofore exercised by the
abolished board; authorizing employment of an engineer; pro-
vidinng for county tax assessment: a referendum clause.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed on
the Local Calendar.
By The Committee on Statutory Revision-
H. B. No. 210-A bill to be entitled An Act adopting the official
Florida Statutes by enacting all the statutory laws included in
the officially published Florida Statutes, 1955, as the official
Florida Statutes, 1957; together with corrections, changes, re-
peals of inoperative and obsolete sections, and sections held
unconstitutional by the Florida supreme court; authorizing the
inclusion of general laws of statewide application in statutory
form enacted in 1957, as prima facie evidence of such laws;
authorizing the revision and reprinting of material contained
therein; and providing effective date.
(Accompanied by Florida Statutes 1955-Volumes 1, 2 and 3.)
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By unanimous consent, Mr. Hopkins moved that the rules
be waived and the House now take up and consider House Bill
No. 210.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
H. B. No. 210-A bill to be entitled An Act adopting the official
Florida Statutes by enacting all the statutory laws included in
the officially published Florida Statutes, 1955, as the official
Florida Statutes, 1957; together with corrections, changes, re-
peals of inoperative and obsolete sections, and sections held
unconstitutional by the Florida supreme court; authorizing the
inclusion of general laws of statewide application in statutory
form enacted in 1957, as prima facie evidence of such laws;
authorizing the revision and reprinting of material contained
therein; and providing effective date.
(Accompanied by Florida Statutes 1955-Volumes 1, 2 and 3.)
-was taken up.
Mr. Hopkins moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 210 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 210 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Hopkins moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 210 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. 210 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:



Alexander Grimes
Anderson Harris
Arrington Hathaway
Askins Herrell
Ayers Hollahan
Barron Hopkins
Bartholomew Horne
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Chappell Livingston
Cleveland Manning
Costin Marshburn
Cross Mathews
Daniel Mattox
Duncan Mitchell, R. 0.
Frederick Mitchell, Sam
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Moody
Yeas-80.
Nays-None.



Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders



Shaffer
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Sutton
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



So the bill passed, title as stated.



Mr. Hopkins moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 210 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the
bill, together with Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of the Statutes adopted,
was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
By Messrs. Hopkins and Stone of Escambia, Usina and
Weinstein of St. Johns, Orr, Hollahan and Herrell of Dade,
Mann of Hillsborough, Roberts and Blank of Palm Beach,
Land of Orange, Cross of Alachua and Mrs. Patton of Franklin.
H. C. R. No. 211--A Concurrent Resolution giving recog-
nition to the Eastern Orthodox Church as a major faith in
Florida.
WHEREAS, the Eastern Orthodox Church is a major faith
in America and in the state of Florida; and
WHEREAS, the said Eastern Orthodox Church is not gen-
erally included among the religious professions of the state
of Florida; and
WHEREAS, whenever anything is said concerning the major
faiths, usually only Protestants, Catholics and Jews are referred
to; and
WHEREAS, it therefore follows that a religious discrimina-
tion is being made against the Eastern Orthodox Church,
which is contrary to the prevailing liberal and democratic
spirit of our state, NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
1. That the Eastern Orthodox Church be recognized as a
major faith in the state of Florida; and
2. That it be included among the religious professions of
this state; and
3. That the forms and official papers of the state and local
government units which refer to the major faiths and now
limit same to Protestants, Catholics, and Jews, be changed to:
Protestants, Catholics, Eastern Orthodox and Jews; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all media of communi-
cation and individuals are hereby requested to include the
Eastern Orthodox Church when referring to the major faiths.

-was read the first time in full.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Hopkins moved that the rules
be waived and the House now take up and consider House
Concurrent Resolution No. 211.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.

Mr. Hopkins moved that the rules be further waived and
House Concurrent Resolution No. 211 be read the second time
in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 211 was read the second time in full.

Mr. Hopkins moved the adoption of the concurrent resolution.

The motion was agreed to, and House Concurrent Resolution
No. 211 was adopted and ordered certified to the Senate.

By Messrs. Hopkins and Stone of Escambia, and Kimbrough
of Santa Rosa--

H. B. No. 212- A bill to be entitled An Act creating the
Pensacola College; providing that the Pensacola Junior College
shall constitute the junior college section of the Pensacola
College; providing for the management and control of the
Pensacola College; providing an appropriation and retaining
all rights and privileges of the Pensacola Junior College as
provided by law for junior colleges; and providing an effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the



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By Messrs. Roberts and Blank of Palm Beach-r-
H. B. No. 213-A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the
present municipality of the Town of Boca Raton in Palm
Beach County. Florida; to create and establish a new munici-
pality to be known as the City of Boca Raton, in Palm Beach
County, Florida: to fix and define the territorial boundaries
of said city and provide for and authorize the extension of the
boundaries hereby established; to provide for the government,
powers and privileges of said city and the means for exercis-
ing same; to authorize the imposition of penalties for the
violation of ordinances; to ratify and validate certain acts and
proceedings of the governing authority and officers of said
city, and to continue in effect the ordinances of the town
hereby abolished in so far as same do not conflict herewith;
to repeal all laws and ordinances in conflict herewith; and to
subject the adoption of this act to referendum.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Vocelle of Indian River, and Karl of Volusia-
H. B. No. 214-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to no-
taries public; amending Sections 117.04 and 741.07, Florida
Statutes, removing from notaries public the power to solemn-
ize marriages.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Mr. Duncan of Lake-
H. B. No. 215-A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the pre-
sent municipal government of the city of Eustis, in Lake county,
Florida: to create and establish a new municipality to be
known as the City of Eustis, in Lake County, Florida, and to
fix and provide its territorial limits, jurisdiction and powers
and the jurisdiction and powers of its officers and to create the
same into an independent road district of Lake County, Florida.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 215.
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. Orr and Herrell of Dade-
H. J. R. No. 216 -A Joint Resolution proposing an amend-
ment to Article III, Section 29 of the Constitution of Florida,
by removing the power to impeach circuit court judges from the
Legislature.
Be ItResolved by the Legislatue of the State of Florida:
That the following amendment to Article III, Section 29
of the Constitution of Florida being 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,
1958, as follows:

Section 29 Impeachment of officers.- The House of Repre-
sentatives shall have the sole power of impeachment; but a
vote of two-thirds of all members present shall be required
to impeach any officer; and all impeachments shall be tried
by the Senate. When sitting for that purpose the senators
shall be upon oath or affirmation, and no person shall be
convicted without the concurrence of two-thirds of the Senate
present. The Senate may adjourn to a fixed time for the trial
of any impeachment, and may sit for the purpose of such trial
whether the House of Representatives be in session or not,
but the time fixed for such trial shall not be more than six
months from the time articles of impeachment shall be pre-
ferred by the House of Representatives. The Chief Justice
shall preside at all trials by impeachment except in the trial
of the Chief Justice, when the Governor shall preside. The
Governor, Administrative officers of the Executive Department
and Justices of the Supreme Court shall be liable to impeach-
ment for any misdemeanor in office, but judgment in such
cases shall extend only to removal from office and disqualifi-
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State; but the party convicted or acquitted shall nevertheless
be liable to indictment, trial and punishment according to law.
Judges of the circuit court and district courts of appeal shall
be removed as provided for in Article V, Section 4 of the
Constitution.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Committee
on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Sweeny of Volusia, and Chappell of Marion-
H. B. No. 217-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
459.07, 459.09, 459.19 and 459.20 and to add a new section to
chapter 459, Florida Statutes 1955, being the Osteophic medical
Practice Act, by giving osteopathic physicians and surgeons
equal rights with other schools of medical practice; by author-
izing the state board of osteophic medical examiners by regula-
tion to prescribe for examination those subjects and topics
found to be taught in standard colleges and schools of osteo-
pathy; by increasing the requirements for renewals of licenses
to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery in the state of
Florida and to provide certain penalties for failure to renew
such licenses; and to add a new section to chapter 459, Florida
Statutes 1955, to provide for certain qualified persons to serve
as residents or interns in osteopathic hospitals, requiring such
hospitals to supply certain information to the state board of
Osteopathic medical examiners defining "osteopathic hospital",
and providing penalties for certain violations of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
H. B. No. 218-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Secretary of State's remission of filing fees and party assess-
ment of any candidate to the state executive committees;
amending subsection (1) of section 99.103, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Muldrew of Brevard-
H. B. No. 219-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chapter
30851, laws of Florida 1955, creating the town of Indian Har-
bour Beach, Florida, and providing for a confirmation of all
acts of the town commission of the town of Indian Harbour
Beach, Florida extending the terms of office of the town
commissioners of the town of Indian Harbour Beach, Florida,
and generally relating to said town.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 219.
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. Orr and Herrell of Dade, Vocelle of Indian River,
and Hopkins of Escambia-
H. J. R. No. 220-A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amend-
ment to Article V of the Constitution of Florida by Adding
Thereto an Additional Section Conferring Upon the Supreme
Court the Jurisdiction to Remove and Discipline Judges of All
Courts Created by Virtue of the Constitution of the State of
Florida.
Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
That the following amendment to paragraph (b) of section
4, Article V of the Constitution of Florida be agreed and be
submitted to the electors of the State of Florida for ratification
or rejection at the next general election to be held in No-
vember, 1958, as follows:

Section 4. Supreme Cpurt.-



(b) Jurisdiction.- Appeals from trial courts may be taken
directly to the supreme court, as a matter of right, only
from judgments imposing the death penalty, from final judg-
ments or decrees directly passing upon the validity of a














state statute or a federal statute or treaty, or construing a
controlling provision of the Florida or federal constitution, and
from final judgments or decrees in proceedings for the vali-
dation of bonds and certificates of indebtedness. The supreme
court may directly review by certiorari interlocutory orders
or decrees passing upon chancery matters which upon a final
decree would be directly appealable to the supreme court. In
all direct appeals and interlocutor reviews by certiorari, the
supreme court shall have such jurisdiction as may be neces-
sary to complete determination of the cause on review.
Appeals from district courts of appeal may be taken to
the supreme court, as a matter of right, only from decisions
initially passing upon the validity of a state statute or a
federal statute or treaty, or initially construing a controlling
provision of the Florida or federal constitution. The supreme
court may review by certiorari any decision of a district court
of appeal that affects a class of constitutional or state officers,
or that passes upon a question certified by the district court
of appeal to be of great public interest, or that is in direct
conflict with a decision of another district court of appeal
or of the supreme court on the same point of law, and may
issue writs of certiorari to commissions established by law.

The supreme court may issue writs of mandamus and quo
warrant when a state officer, board, commission, or other
agency authorized to represent the public generally, or a
member of any such board, commission, or other agency, is
named as respondent, and writs of prohibition to commissions
established by law, to the district courts of appeal, and to
the trial courts when questions are involved upon which a
direct appeal to the supreme court is allowed as a matter of
right.
The supreme court may issue all writs necessary or proper
to the complete exercise of its jurisdiction.
The supreme court or any justice thereof may issue writs
of habeas corpus returnable before the supreme court or
any justice thereof, or before a district court of appeal or any
judge thereof, or before any circuit judge.
The supreme court shall provide for the transfer to the
court having jurisdiction of any matter subject to review
when the jurisdiction of another appellate court has been
improvidently invoked.

The supreme court shall have jurisdiction to remove and
discipline judges of all circuit courts and district courts of ap-
peal created by virtue of the Constitution of the State of Flori-
da. The chief justice of the supreme court may suspend any
judge pending a hearing. The chief justice may order evidence
presented before members of that court for a hearing or may
appoint a commission consisting of members of the bar whose
recommendation will be subject to review by that court before
removal or disciplinary action is taken. The practice and
procedure in all removal and disciplinary actions shall be
governed by rules adopted by the supreme court.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Commit-
tee on Constitutional Amendments.

By Messrs. Vocelle of Indian River, Muldrew of Brevard,
Smith of St. Lucie, Mattox of Polk, Karl of Volusia, Roberts
of Palm Beach and Rowell of Martin-
H. B. No. 221-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
State Board of Health to construct, equip and maintain a
separate building in conjunction with the research center in
Indian River County for the purpose of testing resistance to
insecticides in mosquitoes and other arthropods of public
health importance and carrying out other experimental work
with chemicals and insecticides, which tests if performed in
the main research center building would contaminate it and
make it worthless for those biological researches which are
its main purpose.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Health and Appropriations.
By Mr. Vocelle of Indian River--
H. B. No. 222-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of
Arthur W. Klinkner, Lawrence J. Holter and Martin W. Peter-



mann of Indian River County, Florida, and Aubrey Starcher



and George Backus of St. Lucie County, Florida, for their
actual expenses incurred because of damage to outdoor adver-
tising signs owned by them without any fault of any of them
and as a result of a convict work crew of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Petersen of Pinellas-
H. M. No. 223-A memorial to the Congress of the United
States calling for the relinquishment by the federal govern-
ment of certain of its tax sources so that states will be revested
with inherent taxing power to carry out their own traditional
functions.
WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States has enacted
legislation levying a tax upon virtually every conceivable source
of our economy which could be subject to taxation, and
WHEREAS, the tax so levied upon these sources by the
Congress of the United States is so extreme in almost every
case that no reasonable opportunity remains for the states to
levy a tax upon these same sources, and
WHEREAS, the sources of revenue remaining to the States
are so limited and so few that the efficiency and scope of State
activity is impaired and limited because of the lack of sufficient
funds, and
WHEREAS, it has become necessary for the federal govern-
ment to, in many instances, make available to the States cer-
tain federal funds thereby making the States dependent upon
and subject to the requirements of the Federal government
in the expenditure of these funds, and
WHEREAS, this situation violates the letter and intent of the
Federal form of government adopted by these United States
of America in that the States are thereby denied the inherent
rights of sovereignty; specifically the right of taxation, and
WHEREAS, the powers of governing the people of these
United States of America in relation to both national and
international affairs has become dangerously and unwisely
centralized in the Federal government, and
WHEREAS, it is declared to be deterimental to good govern-
ment for States to be dependent upon Federal aid in order
to exercise their traditional governmental functions, NOW,
THEREFORE,
Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
That the Legislature of the State of Florida does hereby
memorialize the Congress of the United States to make, or to
cause to be made, a review of Federal taxation and Federal
aid programs with the view of a relinquishment by the Federal
government of certain of its tax sources for the purpose of
making those tax sources available to the States, thereby
enabling the States to finance their own traditional functions
and thus eliminate Federal aid and control, re-establish State
sovereignty, and eliminate the threat of possible despotic, in-
efficient, and chaotic centralization of government at the na-
tional level.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a duly attested copy of
this memorial be mailed to His Excellency, the President of the
United States, a copy to the Honorable Governor of Florida,
a copy to the Honorable President of the Senate, a copy to
the Honorable Speaker of the House of Representatives, and
a copy transmitted to each United States Senator and mem-
ber of Congress in Washington, D. C., from Florida.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Committee
on Resolutions & Memorials.
By Messrs. Shaffer, Petersen and Carney of Pinellas.
H. B. No. 224-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of County Commissioners of Pinellas County to adopt,
amend and rescind codes for trades requiring expert technical
knowledge, to appoint inspectors and charge and collect
reasonable fees for permits, inspections and public hearings;
providing for the appointment of an advisory committee and
examining boards and their powers and duties and qualifica-



tions and terms of office of their members and payment of
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certain cases involving trades for which codes are adopted and
for issuance, suspension and revocation of certificates of com-
petency and renewals thereof, and for fees to be charged
therefore; limiting number of structures that certain owner-
builders may build without certificate of competency; pro-
viding for review by board of county commissioners and for
appeals to the circuit court and limiting time thereof; making
it unlawful to engage in business involving trades for which
codes are adopted or to practice such trades in certain cases;
prohibiting the issuance of state or county occupational li-
ceises in certain cases and for suspension or revocation of
those issued; and making it a misdemeanor to violate any of
the provisions of this act or of any codes, orders or resolutions
promulgated pursuant hereto; and providing an effective date.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
224.
The House of Repre.:';entatve6, thereupon dh-ermined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constittittion, 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. Beasley of Walton, Manning of Holmes, Mattox
of Polk, Kimbrough of Santa Rosa, Mitchell of Washington,
Peters of Calhoun and Strickland of Citrus.
H. B. No. 225-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to tax-
ation; providing for the separate taxation of mineral, oil and
other sub-surface rights; providing the procedure therefore;
providing the rate of taxation; providing for the sale thereof
for nonpayment of taxes; and providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 226-A bill to be entitled An Act creating and es-
tablishing within the Florida Industrial Commission and as
a division thereof, a division of labor and industry services;
prescribing the duties and the powers of the Industrial Com-
mission in connection therewith; providing for the appoint-
ment of a director and such other personnel as may be re-
quired for the administration of such division; authorizing the
establishment and maintenance of a voluntary mediation and
conciliation service for the prevention and settlement of labor
disputes; authorizing the transfer of other functions and ac-
tivities of the Florida Industrial Commission to such division;
making an appropriation for such division, and specifying an
effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Labor and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Sutton and Land of Orange-
H. B. No. 227-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
location and establishment of headquarters for the second
district court of appeals of the State of Florida and providing
an effective date for said location and establishment.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary D (Courts).
By Messrs. Hopkins and Stone of Escambia, Bartholomew
and Youngberg of Sarasota, Roberts of Palm Beach, Shaffer
of Pinellas, Pratt of Manatee, Karl of Volusia, Williams of
Pasco, Roberts of Suwannee, Usina of St. Johns, Kimbrough
of Santa Rosa, O'Neill of Marion, Daniel of Lake, Manning of
Holmes, Mattox of Polk, Muldrew of Brevard, Chappell of
Marion, Weinstein of St. Johns, and Mrs. Patton of Franklin-
H. B. No. 228-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
all open trucks of all sizes, privately owned or as part of a
fleet, used to transport trash be equipped with secured cover-
ing; and providing penalties for violations.

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

By Mr. Peters of Calhoun--



April 8, 1957



houn county; authorizing the board of county commissioners
to make an annual appropriation to promote industrial de-
velopment and advertise the advantages of Calhoun county
and to designate the Chamber of Commerce as agency to ad-
minister the expenditure of such funds.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
229.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the ConsI.ttitution, has bicn 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. Peters of Calhoun-
H. B. No. 230-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Cal-
houn county; authorizing the board of county commissioners
to make an annual appropriation to offset deficits in the op-
erating and maintenance of the Calhoun County Public Hos-
pital. :
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
230.
The House of R.cprr.,e. natives t.hereupon 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. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 231-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to work-
men's compensation insurance; authorizing the state treasurer
to collect premium payments from employers and to make
payments to injured employees; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Workmen's Compensation.
By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 232-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that
any person damaged by reason of livestock being permitted to
roam at large shall be compensated therefore; providing the
procedure for assessment and collection of such damages and
amending Section 588.17, Florida Statutes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Peacock of Jackson-
H. B. No. 233-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that
any person who has engaged in the practice of barbering in
the armed forces of the United States for two (2) years, shall
be entitled to certificate as a barber.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Peacock of Jackson, Manning of Holmes, and
Williams of Hardee-
H. J. R. No. 234-A Joint Resolution proposing an amend-
ment to Article VI, Section 1 of the State Constitution relat-
ing to qualifications of electors.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That article VI, Section 1 of the State Constitution be
amended as follows, is hereby agreed to and shall be sub-
mitted to the electors of the State for ratification or re-
jection at the general election of November, 1958:
Section 1. Electors.- Every person of the age of eight-
een (18) years and upwards that shall, at the time of regis-
tration, 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 (1) year and in the



county for six (6) months, shall in such county be deemed a



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: H, B, No. 229-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Cal-















qualified elector at all elections under this constitution. Nat-
uralized citizens of the United States at the time of and
before registration shall produce to the registration officer
his certificate of naturalization or a duly certified copy thereof.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Peacock of Jackson and Manning of Holmes-
H. J. R. No. 235-A joint resolution proposing an amendment
to Article IX of the state constitution by adding thereto an
additional section to provide limitations and restrictions on
sales or use taxes.
Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
That the following amendment to article IX of the consti-
tution of the state, by adding a new 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 for ratifica-
tion or rejection at the general election to be held on the first
Tuesday after the first Monday in November of 1958, as fol-
lows:
Section .--..--............. No sales or use tax in excess of three
percent (3%) shall ever be levied by the state or under its
authority. This section shall not be held to limit taxes on
alcoholic beverages, pari-mutuel pools, or gasoline or other
petroleum products.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. O'Neill and Chappell of Marion-
H. B. No. 236-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to claims
against estates, amending Subsection (1) of Section 733.16,
Florida Statutes, to provide for notification by mail to the
representative of the estate.
The bill was read the first time by title, and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary C (General).
By Mr. Daniel of Lake-
H. B. No. 237-A bill to be entitled An Act amending chapter
30914, laws of Florida, acts of 1955, relating to and increasing
the authorized levy of a tax in a certain area of Lake county
for the support of the South Lake Memorial Hospital at Cler-
mont, Florida.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 237.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Rowell of Sumter-
H. B. No. 238-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
Jumper Creek Drainage District, a drainage district organized
and existing under the general and special laws of Florida in
Sumter County, Florida, and its corporate powers and author-
ities amended and extended under the provisions of the gen-
eral laws of Florida relating to drainage districts; to abolish
the board of supervisors of the Jumper Creek Drainage Dis-
trict and the office of secretary and treasurer of said district,
and to provide for the discharge of their duties and obliga-
tions by the board of county commissioners of Sumter County,
Florida, the clerk of the circuit court of Sumter County, Flor-
ida, and by the attorney for the board of county commission-
ers of Sumter County, Florida, and constituting said board
of county commissioners of Sumter County, Florida, ex-officio
the board of supervisors of said drainage district, and provid-
ing for an accounting and settlement between such board of
supervisors or the Jumper Creek Drainage District and such
board of county commissioners; qualifying the members of
the board of county commissioners who are not land owners



in the district to assume the powers, duties, obligations and
property rights of the district; terminating the terms of em-
ployment of the secretary, treasurer and attorney or attorneys



of the district; fixing effective date; and repealing all laws
in conflict herewith.
Proof of publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
238.
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. Cleveland and Frederick of Seminole-
H. B. No. 239-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to en-
forcement and forfeiture of supersedeas bonds in appeals from
municipal court to circuit court.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A (Civil).
By Mr. Putnal of Lafayette-
H. B. No. 240-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief
of Joseph Dewitt Arnold for damages for personal injury re-
ceived as the result of the negligent placing of soda ash by
inspectors of the Florida Livestock Board.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. B. No. 241-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-
sections (2), (3) and (4) of Section 561.46, Florida Statutes,
relating to the excise tax on wines; and providing an effec-
tive date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Temperance.
By Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. B. No. 242-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
payment of costs of local option elections on the question of
the sale of intoxicating beverages as provided by the state
constitution.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Temperance.
By Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. B. No. 243-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to stu-
dents of the state institutions of higher learning; requiring
the expulsion of students participating in or belonging to or-
ganizations promoting violations of state laws.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Higher Learning.
By Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. B. No. 244-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to in-
structional and other personnel of the public schools and uni-
versities of Florida; providing that membership in organiza-
tions advocating violence or a course of conduct which would
constitute a violation of the laws of Florida shall be grounds
for dismissal of such personnel.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education-Public Schools.
By Mr. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 245-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to li-
cense taxes; amending Chapter 205, Florida Statutes, by add-
ing Section 205.321, establishing a license fee on itinerant
medicine shows and entertainment given incidental to the sale
of any product.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Health and Finance & Taxation.

By Mr. Sweeny of Volusia-



H. B. No. 246-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the



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tax on cigarettes; amending Sections 210.04, 210.07, 210.08,
210.09, 210.12, 210.15 and 210.20, Florida Statutes; providing
for exemption of military establishments; regulation; bond
for payment of taxes; records of cigarette sales; confiscation
of cigarettes with unpaid tax; annual cigarette permit fee;
punishment for violation; hiring of additional employees and
assistance.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Finance & Taxation and Temperance.
By Messrs. Surles, Griffin and Mattox of Polk-
H. B. No. 247-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to small
claims courts; amending Sections 1 and 9 of Chapter 25137,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949; prescribing the jurisdiction of
said courts; and fixing filing fees.
The bill was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar of General Bills of Local Application.
By Messrs. Surles and Griffin of Polk and Alexander of
Liberty-
H. B. No. 248-A bill to be entitled An Act creating a state
road right of way fund; providing for allocation of certain
motor vehicle license receipts to such fund; providing for the
use of such fund; providing method of repayment to fund;
providing for responsibility for acquisition of road rights of
way; providing authority for state road board to invest
balances remaining in such fund; and providing an effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Messrs. Surles and Griffin of Polk, and Crews of Baker-
H. B. No. 249-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to speed
restrictions on the operation of motor vehicles in school zones;
providing the time when they shall apply; and providing an
effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Safety.
By Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. J. R. No. 250-A joint resolution proposing an amendment
to Article V of the Constitution by adding thereto an additional
section to be numbered by the Secretary of State, abolishing
the Courts of Justices of the Peace.
Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
That the following amendment to Article V of the Con-
stitution of the state, by adding thereto an additional section
to be numbered by the secretary of state, abolishing the courts
of justices of the peace in the state, is hereby agreed to, and
shall be submitted to the electors of the state for ratification
or rejection at the general election to be held in November
of the year 1958, as follows:
Section 1. The courts of justices of the peace in the state
are hereby abolished.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Amendments.

Mr. O'Neill moved that House Joint Resolution No. 250, which
was referred to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments,
also be referred to the Committee on Judiciary D (Courts).
The motion was agreed to, and House Joint Resolution No.
250 was ordered also referred to the Committee on Judiciary
D (Courts).
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following messages from the Senate were received and
read:
Tallahassee, Florida,



April 8, 1957
Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:



S



Proof of publication of notice attached to Senate Bill No.
39.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of



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I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By the Committee on Appropriations-
S. B. No. 41-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
State Treasurer to employ, during periods the Legislature
of Florida is in actual session and for a period of seven days
thereafter, and at salaries as limited in this Act, not more
than two persons to assist in legislative expense duties of the
State Treasurer; appropriating money for the payment of
the salaries of such employees; fixing the effective date.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 41 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and referred to the Committee on
Appropriations.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 8, 1957
Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By the Committee on Appropriations-
S. B. No. 40-A bill to be entitled An Act making a de-
ficiency appropriation to the Board of Commissioners of State
Institutions for use of the Florida School for the Deaf and
the Blind.
--and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 40 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and referred to the Committee
on Appropriations.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 8, 1957
Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Pope-
S. B. No. 39-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
municipal government of the city of St. Augustine, Florida,
by providing for the creation of a citizens advisory council
consisting of six (6) citizens to be appointed by the city com-
mission; providing for the term of office for said members of
the citizens advisory council; providing that said council shall
adopt its own rules and by-laws for the orderly procedure of
business; providing that said council shall act in an advisory
capacity to the city commission in regard to establishing a
sound tax structure, adoption of a comprehensive budget, the
adequate financing of municipal projects and improvements,
and the improvement of the general operations of the city.
Proof of publication.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.











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Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 39 contained in the above message was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 8, 1957
Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Pope-
S. B. No. 38-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 1, Chapter 24056, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, relating
to compensation of supervisors of registration in counties hav-
ing a population of not less than twenty-four thousand
(24,000) and not more than twenty-six thousand (26,000)
according to the last official census, by providing that such
compensation shall be retroactive to January 1, 1950.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 38 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and referred to the Committee on
Census & Apportionment.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 8, 1957
Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
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 Stratton-
S. B. No. 36-A bill to be entitled An Act appropriating to
the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions for capital
outlay-buildings and improvements for the Florida Livestock
Board the sum of $130,000 for constructing and equipping
the domestic animal diagnostic disease laboratory and the
poultry diagnostic disease laboratories; and providing for the
effective date thereof.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 36 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and referred to the Committees on
Livestock and Appropriations.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 8, 1957.
Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
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 Stenstrom-
S. B. No. 65-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Brevard
County; providing for maximum compensation of certain
county officials; defining net income; providing effective and
retroactive date.
PROOF OF PUBLICATION
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,



Secretary of the Senate.



April 8, 1957



Beasley Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Lancaster O'Neill
Beck Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Land Orr
Carney Grimes Livingston Papy
Chaires Harris Mann Patton
Chappell Hathaway Manning Peacock



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Proof of publication of notice attached to Senate Bill No.
65.
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. 65 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the
Local Calendar.
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 8, 1957.
Honorable Doyle E. Conner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Pope-
S. B. No. 28-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Florida Farm Colony; making an appropriation to supplement
an existing appropriation for construction of an addition to
the Farm Colony hospital; and providing an effective date.
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 28 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and referred to the Committee on
Appropriations.
Mr. Orr moved that Senate Bill No. 28 be withdrawn from the
Committee on Appropriations and placed on the Calendar.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and Senate
Bill No. 28 was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on
Appropriations and placed on the Calendar.
By unanimous consent, Mr. Orr moved that the House now
take up and consider Senate Bill No. 28 out of its regular
order.
The motion was agreed to, and
S. B. No. 28-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Florida Farm Colony; making an appropriation to supple-
ment an existing appropriation for construction of an addition
to the Farm Colony Hospital; and providing an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Orr moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 28 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 28 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Orr moved that the rules be further waived and Senate
Bill No. 28 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. 28 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Cleveland Herrell Marshburn
Alexander Costin Hollahan Mathews
Anderson Crews Hopkins Mattox
Arrington Cross Horne McAlpin
Askins Daniel Inman Mitchell, R. O.
Ayers Duncan Jones Mitchell, Sam
Barron Frederick Karl Muldrew
Bartholomew Gibbons Kimbrough Musselman











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Peeples Rowell, E. C. Stewart, E. L
Peters Rowell, M. H. Stone
Petersen Russ Strickland
Porter Ryan Surles
Pratt Saunders Sweeny
Putnal Shaffer Turlington
Roberts, C. A. Smith, R. J. Usina
Roberts, E. S. Smith. S. C. Vocelle
Roberts, H. W. Stewart, C. D. Wadsworth
Yeas-86
Nays-None
Mr. Blank was given unanimous consent
voting "yea" on Senate Bill No. 28.
So the bill passed, title as stated.



Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg





to be recorded as



Mr. Orr moved that the rules be further waived and Senate
Bill No. 28 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the bill
was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Mr. Surles withdrew his pending motion that House Bill No.
43 be withdrawn from the Committee on Appropriations and
placed on the Calendar.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE GENERAL BILLS AND
JOINT RESOLUTIONS ON SECOND READING:

H. B. No. 99-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
634.06, Florida Statutes, relating to life insurance agents by
prescribing certain qualifications and restricting the licenses;
amending Section 634.08, by adding a paragraph to be desig-
nated 1(b) requiring the sharing of commissions between life
insurance agents of this state and those licensed as nonresi-
dent agents, if the laws of other states so provide; amending
Section 634.11 relative to expiration and renewal of licenses;
amending Section 634.13(e) relating to the suspension, revo-
cation or refusal to renew license; amending Section 634.17
prohibiting persons in this state from soliciting as a life in-
surance agent unless licensed; prohibiting life insurers from
paying commissions to persons unless licensed, and regulating
the issuance of licenses to persons connected with the United
States Veterans Administration, state service office and in the
armed forces; repealing Sections 634.18(2), and (3), 634.19,
634.20, 634.21, 634.22, 634.23, 634.25 and 634.26; providing for
effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 99 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 99 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 99 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. 99 was read a third time in full.
Pending roll call-
Mr. Beasley moved that further consideration of House Bill
No. 99 be temporarily deferred.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be waived and the House
now take up and consider House and Senate Local Bills on
Second Reading.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was
so ordered.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE LOCAL BILLS ON SECOND
READING
H. B. No. 116-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Citrus
County; amending Section 1 of Chapter 28461, Laws of 1953,



by providing an increase in salary of the supervisor of regis-
tration of Citrus County; providing an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Strickland moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 116 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 116 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Strickland moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 116 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 116 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Alexander Grimes
Anderson Harris
Arrington Hathaway
Askins Herrell
Ayers Hollahan
Barron Hopkins
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough

Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Cleveland Livingston
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Gibbons Mitchell, R. 0.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Yeas-85
Nays-None



Moody
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Shaffer



Sheppard
Smith, R. J.
Smith. S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
H, B. No. 126-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Santa
Rosa County; repealing Chapter 31259, Acts 1955, creating an
election commission in Santa Rosa County; and providing for
a referendum.
-was taken up.
Mr. Kimbrough moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 126 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 126 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Kimbrough moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 126 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. 126 was read a third time in full.

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



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Anderson
Arrington
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Bartholomew
Beasley



Beck
Blank
Carney
Chaires
Cleveland
Costin
Crews
Cross
Daniel



Duncan Hollahan
Frederick Hopkins
Gibbons Inman
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Jones
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Karl
Grimes Kimbrough
Harris Lancaster
Hathaway Land
Herrell Livingston



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Mann Papy Rowell, M. H. Usina
Manning Patton Russ Vocelle
Marshburn Peacock Ryan Wadsworth
Mathews Peavy Shaffer Walker
Mattox Peeples Sheppard Weinstein
McAlpin Peters Smith, R. J. Williams, B.D.
Mitchell, R. O. Petersen Smith. S. C. Williams, G.W.
Mitchell, Sam Porter Stewart, C. D. Williams,J.R.A.
Moody Putnal Stewart, E. L. Wise
Muldrew Roberts, C. A. Stone Youngberg
Musselman Roberts, E. S. Strickland
O'Neill Roberts, H. W. Sweeny
Orr Rowell, E. C. Turlington
Yeas-85
Nays-None
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 128-A bill to be entitled An Act changing the
boundaries of existing justice district No. 3 in Monroe County,
State of Florida, and establishing a new justice district in
Monroe County, State of Florida, to be known as justice
district No. 4 and defining the territory comprised in said new
justice district No. 4; and providing this act shall not take
effect until same is approved by referendum at the next en-
suing general election.
-was taken up.
Mr. Papy moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 128 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 128 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Papy moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 128 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. 128 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Alexander Grimes
Anderson Harris
Arrington Hathaway
Askins Herrell
Ayers Hollahan
Barron Hopkins
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Cleveland Livingston
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Gibbons Mitchell, R. O.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Yeas-85
Nays-None



Moody
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Shaffer



Sheppard
Smith, R. J.
Smith. S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE LOCAL BILLS ON SECOND
READING
S. B. No. 24-A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the
present municipal government of the City of Lake City in
Columbia County, Florida; and to create, establish and or-
ganize a new municipality to be known and designated as



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the City of Lake City in Columbia County, Florida; to legalize
and validate the ordinances of the said City of Lake City, and
official acts thereunder; and to fix and define its territorial
boundaries; and to provide for its government, jurisdiction,
powers, franchises and privileges.
-was taken up.
Mr. Williams of Columbia moved that the rules be waived
and Senate Bill No. 24 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 24 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Williams of Columbia offered the following amendment
to Senate Bill No. 24: "Strike out: all of Section 234 and insert
the following in lieu thereof: "Section 234. This Act shall
become effective upon its approval at a special election to be
held in the City of Lake City on or after September 1, 1957,
when the question of approval or rejection shall be submitted
and wherein a majority of the electors voting in said election
shall vote (Yes) in favor of the adoption of this Act."
Mr. Williams of Columbia moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Williams of Columbia moved that the rules be further
waived and Senate Bill No. 24, as amended, be read a third
time in full and placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 24, as amended, was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Alexander Grimes
Anderson Harris
Arrington Hathaway
Askins Herrell
Ayers Hollahan
Barron Hopkins
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Cleveland Livingston
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Gibbons Mitchell, R. O.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Yeas-85
Nays-None



Moody
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Shaffer



Sheppard
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
WilliamsJ.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



So the bill passed, as amended, and was ordered engrossed.
S. B. No. 32-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the
Charter of the City of Hallandale, Florida, same being Chapter
29108, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1953, and particularly
Section 27 pertaining to procedure for becoming candidates so
as to fix the time in which candidates qualify thirty days prior
to the date of election on all elections subsequent to the May,
1957, elections.
-was taken up.
Mr. Ryan moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 32 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 32 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Ryan moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 32 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
Senate Bill No. 32 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Alexander Grimes
Anderson Harris
Arrington Hathaway
Askins Herrell
Ayers Hollahan
Barron Hopkins
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Cleveland Livingston
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Gibbons Mitchell, R. O.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Yeas-85.
Nays-None.



Moody
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Shaffer



Sheppard
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
S. B. No. 33-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the
Charter of the City of Hallandale, Florida, same being Char-
ter 29108, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1953, and particular-
ly Section 29 paragraph (2), pertaining to the time or times
for holding the regular biennial elections so as to fix the
time of holding such elections as the fourth Tuesday in May
of each year in which said elections are held, commencing in
1957.
-was taken up.
Mr. Ryan moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 33 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 33 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Ryan of Broward, offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 33:
In the title in line 2 strike out the word "CHARTER" and
insert the following word in lieu thereof: "CHAPTER"
Mr. Ryan moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Ryan moved that the rules be further waived and Sen-
ate Bill No. 33, as amended, be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 33, as amended, was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Blank Gibbons Jones
Alexander Carney Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Karl
Anderson Chaires Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Kimbrough
Arrington Cleveland Grimes Lancaster
Askins Costin Harris Land
Ayers Crews Hathaway Livingston
Barron Cross Herrell Mann
Bartholomew Daniel Hollahan Manning
Beasley Duncan Hopkins Marshburn
Beck Frederick Inman Mathews



Mattox
McAlpin
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Moody
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Yeas-85.



Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ



Ryan
Shaffer
Sheppard
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina



Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, as amended, and was ordered engrossed.
S. B. No. 34-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the
charter of the City of Hallandale, Florida, being Chapter
29108, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1953, so as to permit
the adoption and use of the books, records, files and lists
of qualified electors as may be prepared by the Supervisor of
Registration of Broward County, Florida, as the registration
books, records, files and lists of qualified electors to be used
in all elections held by the City of Hallandale, Florida; pro-
viding that electors shall register for municipal elections at
such times and places as provided by law for registration of
electors to vote in the State of Florida, County of Broward,
elections; providing for the use of the same voting precincts
lying within the corporate limits of the City of Hallandale,
Florida, as are now designated or may be designated for use
in general elections in Broward County, Florida.
-was taken up.
Mr. Ryan moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 34 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 34 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Ryan moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 34 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. 34 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Griffin,JJ.J.,Jr.
Alexander Grimes
Anderson Harris
Arrington Hathaway
Askins Herrell
Ayers Hollahan
Barron Hopkins
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Cleveland Livingston
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Gibbons Mitchell, R. 0.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Yeas-85.
Nays-None.



Moody
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Shaffer



Sheppard
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi
ately certified to the Senate.
S. B. No. 22 A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and



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empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard
County, Florida, to pay to the tax assessor of Brevard County
a sum not exceeding $25,000.00 to aid the tax assessor finan-
cially in defraying expenses to be incurred in revaluing prop-
erty and lands in Brevard County for taxation purposes, and
repealing all laws in conflict.
-was taken up.
Mr. Muldrew moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 22 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 22 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Muldrew moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate 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
Senate Bill No. 22 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken on the passage
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Alexander Grimes
Anderson Harris
Arrington Hathaway
Askins Herrell
Ayers Hollahan
Barron Hopkins
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Cleveland Livingston
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Gibbons Mitchell, R. O.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Yeas-85.
Nays-None.



Moody
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Shaffer



of the bill, the



Sheppard
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
S. B. No. 23-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
office of administrative director for Brevard County, Florida;
providing for the appointment of said administrative director
by the Board of County Commissioners for Brevard County;
prescribing his powers, duties, and fixing his salary.

-was taken up.
Mr. Muldrew moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 23 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 23 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Muldrew moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 23 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. 23 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Askins Beasley Chaires
Alexander Ayers Beck Cleveland
Anderson Barron Blank Costin
Arrington Bartholomew Carney Crews



Cross
Daniel
Duncan
Frederick
Gibbons
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Grimes
Harris
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Hopkins
Inman
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough
Lancaster
Yeas-85.
Nays-None.



Land
Livingston
Mann
Manning
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Moody
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock



Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Shaffer
Sheppard
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.



Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
S. B. No. 21-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
creation and establishment of special improvement service
districts for street lighting purposes in unincorporated areas
in Brevard County, Florida; providing for the levy of special
assessments upon the real property benefited by such improve-
ments or services; requiring an election upon the question of
creating any such district or the levy of special assessments
and the approval thereof by sixty per cent of the votes cast
in an election in which a majority of the freeholders who
are qualified electors residing in such districts shall partici-
pate; prescribing the powers and duties of the Board of
County Commissioners of Brevard County in relation to the
foregoing, and fixing the maximum amount of such special
assessments; providing for the collection of such special as-
sessments and providing proceedings when such special as-
sessments become delinquent; providing for the issuance of
special improvement district tax sale certificates and the
rights of owners and holders of such certificates; providing
for the purchase of such certificates in the name of the
county; providing for a notice to delinquent property owners
and for the issuance of tax deeds upon such certificates; pro-
viding for proceedings to be taken in Brevard County upon
such certificates as may be owned by it after two years from
the date thereof; providing that such certificates shall have
the same priority rights, discounts and penalties as county tax
sale certificates, and providing proceedings thereon in sub-
stantial conformity to the provisions of law governing county
tax sale certificates.
-was taken up.
Mr. Muldrew moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 21 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 21 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Muldrew moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 21 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 21 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Blank
Alexander Carney
Anderson Chaires
Arrington Cleveland
Askins Costin
Ayers Crews
Barron Cross
Bartholomew Daniel
Beasley Duncan
Beck Frederick



on the passage of the bill, the



Gibbons Jones
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Karl
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Kimbrough
Grimes Lancaster
Harris Land
Hathaway Livingston
Herrell Mann
Hollahan Manning
Hopkins Marshburn
Inman Mathews



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Mattox Peavy Ryan Vocelle
McAlpin Peeples Shaffer Wadsworth
Mitchell, R. 0. Peters Sheppard Walker
Mitchell, Sam Petersen Smith, R. J. Weinstein
Moody Porter Smith, S. C. Williams, B.D.
Muldrew Putnal Stewart, C. D. Williams, G.W.
Musselman Roberts, C. A. Stewart, E. L. Williams,J.R.A.
O'Neill Roberts, E. S. Stone Wise
Orr Roberts, H. W. Strickland Youngberg
Papy Rowell, E. C. Sweeny
Patton Rowell, M. H. Turlington
Peacock Russ Usina
Yeas-85.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
S. B. No. 20-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard
County, Florida, the chairman and clerk thereof, to use fac-
simile signatures and seals on checks and warrants in ex-
pending county funds from county depositories.
-was taken up.
Mr. Muldrew moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 20 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 20 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Muldrew moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 20 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. 20 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken on the passage
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Alexander Grimes
Anderson Harris
Arrington Hathaway
Askins Herrell
Ayers Hollahan
Barron Hopkins
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Cleveland Livingston
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Gibbons Mitchell, R. 0.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Yeas-85.



Moody
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Shaffer



of the bill, the



Sheppard
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



April 8, 1957



Mr. Muldrew moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 19 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Senate Bill No. 19 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Muldrew moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 19 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. 19 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Alexander Grimes
Anderson Harris
Arrington Hathaway
Askins Herrell
Ayers Hollahan
Barron Hopkins
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Cleveland Livingston
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Gibbons Mitchell, R. O.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Yeas-85.
Nays-None.



Moody
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Shaffer



Sheppard
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate.
S. B. No. 17-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
employment by Brevard County, Florida, of a librarian for
the County Law Library and providing for the payment of the
salary therefore, and repealing all laws in conflict.

-was taken up.
Mr. Muldrew moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 17 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 17 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Muldrew moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 17 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. 17 was read a third time in full.

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



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
S. B. No. 19-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing Brevard
County, Florida, acting by and through its Board of County
Commissioners, to convey lands acquired by the County for
delinquent taxes and described in the book designated "County
Lands Acquired for Delinquent Taxes" on file in the Office of
the Circuit Court to the former owner of such lands and provid-
ing for the terms and procedure in making conveyances, dis-
bursing of funds, validating, ratifying and confirming previous
Acts relating to hardship cases; and providing an effective date.
-was taken up.



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Anderson
Arrington
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Blank
Carney
Chaires
Cleveland



Costin Hopkins
Crews Inman
Cross Jones
Daniel Karl
Duncan Kimbrough
Frederick Lancaster
Gibbons Land
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Livingston
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Mann
Grimes Manning
Harris Marshburn
Hathaway Mathews
Herrell Mattox
Hollahan McAlpin



Mitchell, R. 0.
Mitchell, Sam
Moody
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen



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Porter Ryan Strickland Williams, B.D.
Putnal Shaffer Sweeny Williams, G.W.
Roberts, C. A. Sheppard Turlington Williams,J.R.A.
Roberts, E. S. Smith, R. J. Usina Wise
Roberts, H. W. Smith, S. C. Vocelle Youngberg
Rowell, E. C. Stewart, C. D. Wadsworth
Rowell, M. H. Stewart, E. L. Walker
Russ Stone Weinstein
Yeas-85.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered immedi-
ately certified to the Senate.
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Mr. Jones introduced the Honorable Claude Pepper, former
U. S. Senator from Florida and former Member of the Florida
House of Representatives.
Mr. Beasley moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Senator Pepper to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Jones, Stewart
of Hendry and Beasley as the committee which escorted Sen-
ator Pepper to the rostrum where he was presented and briefly
addressed the House.
Mr. Anderson introduced Mrs. Ethel Carter of Monticello.
Mr. Vocelle introduced Mr. Jack Peters of Vero Beach.
Mr, Orr introduced Mr. Jerome J. Wallner of New York City.
Mr. Stewart of Okaloosa introduced the Honorable Hugh O.
Calahan, Councilman-at-Large of Fort Walton Beach.
Mr. Blank introduced Mr. James C. Paine of West Palm
Beach.
Mr. Barron presented the Honorable D. D. Mashburn, for-
mer Member of the House of Representatives from Bay
County.
Mr. Cleveland introduced Mr. H. L. Edwards of Daytona
Beach.
Mr. Land introduced the Honorable A. D. Mims, Chairman
of the Board of County Commissioners of Orange County.
Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now adjourn until 2:30 P. M. today.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon, at the hour of 1:05 P.M., the House stood ad-
journed until 2:30 P.M. today.

AFTERNOON SESSION

The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:30 P.M.

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



Mr. Speaker
Alexander
Anderson
Arrington
Askins
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Blank
Carney
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Costin
Crews
Cross
Daniel
Duncan
Frederick



Gibbons Marshburn
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mathews
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Mattox
Grimes Mitchell, R. O.
Harris Mitchell, Sam
Hathaway Moody
Herrell Musselman
Hollahan O'Neill
Hopkins Orr
Horne Papy
Inman Patton
Jones Peacock
Karl Peavy
Kimbrough Peeples
Lancaster Peters
Land Petersen
Livingston Porter
Mann Putnal
Manning Roberts, C. A.



Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith. S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington



Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Excused:
ton.



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Walker Williams, G.W. Youngberg
Weinstein Williams,J.R.A.
Williams, B.D. Wise
Messrs. Westberry, Maness, Zelmenovitz and Sut-



A quorum present.
ENGROSSING REPORTS
April 5, 1957
Your Engrossing Clerk to whom was referred-
House Bill No. 58.
-with amendment, begs leave to report the amendment has
been incorporated in the bill, and the same has been care-
fully examined and correctly engrossed and is herewith re-
turned.
Very respectfully,
IRMA W. LINN,
Engrossing Clerk
-and House Bill No. 58 was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
April 8, 1957
Your Engrossing Clerk to whom was referred-
Senate Bill No. 24.
-with amendment, begs leave to report same has been care-
fully examined and correctly engrossed and is herewith re-
turned.
Very respectfully,
IRMA W. LINN,
Engrossing Clerk.
-and Senate Bill No. 24, with amendment was ordered certified
to the Senate.
April 8, 1957.
Your Engrossing Clerk to whom wasreferred-
Senate Bill No. 33
-with amendment, begs leave to report same has been care-
fully examined and correctly engrossed and is herewith re-
turned.
Very respectfully,
IRMA W. LINN,
Engrossing Clerk.
-and Senate Bill No. 33 with amendment was ordered certified
to the Senate.
CONTINUATION OF CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE
GENERAL BILLS ON SECOND READING
H. B. No. 100-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to life
insurance; amending Section 635.175(1) (4), Florida Statutes,
relating to the approval or disapproval by the insurance com-
missioner of riders or annuity forms; amending Section 635.211
(2) relating to standard provisions of ordinary life insurance;
amending Section 635.213(2) relating to standard provisions
of industrial insurance; amending Section 635.24(2) (d) re-
lating to credit life insurance; amending Chapter 635, Florida
Statutes by adding thereto a section to be designated Section
635.201 relating to standard provisions for annuities and pure
endowment contracts; repealing all laws in conflict herewith:
providing for effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 100 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 100 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 100 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. 100 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



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Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Alexander Grimes
Anderson Harris
Arrington Hathaway
Askins Herrell
Ayers Hollahan
Bartholomew Hopkins
Beasley Horne
Beck Inman
Blank Jones
Carney Karl
Chaires Kimbrough
Chappell Lancaster
Cleveland Land
Costin Livingston
Crews Mann
Cross Manning
Daniel Marshburn
Duncan Mathews
Frederick Mattox
Gibbons McAlpin
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, R. 0.



Mitchell, Sam
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer



Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



Yeas-85.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 100 be immediately certified to the
Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
the bill was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
Mr. Ayers asked to be recorded present.
H. B. No. 101-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tions 635.24(1)(b)(c) and 635.24(3)(b)(c), Florida Statutes,
relating to group life insurance; repealing Chapter 640, Flor-
ida Statutes, relating to benevolent mutual benefit associa-
tions; repealing all laws in conflict herewith, and providing
for the effective date of this act.
-was taken up.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 101 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 101 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further waived
and House Bill No. 101 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. 101 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:



Alexander Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Anderson Grimes
Arrington Harris
Askins Hathaway
Ayers Herrell
Bartholomew Hollahan
Beasley Hopkins
Beck Home
Blank Inman
Carney Jones
Chaires Karl
Chappell Kimbrough
Cleveland Lancaster
Costin Land
Crews Livingston
Cross Mann
Daniel Manning
Duncan Marshburn
Frederick Mathews
Gibbons Mattox
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. McAlpin
Yeas-84.
Nays-None.



Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Russ
Ryan



Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Wise
Youngberg



So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 101 be immediately certified to the
Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the
bill was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 104-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
625.251, Florida Statutes, requiring employers, labor unions or
associations, who receive dividends, premium refunds, rate
reductions, commissions or service fees, in connection with
group insurance policies covering employees of employers or
members of labor unions or associations, to apply that portion
of such amounts which exceed their total expenditure toward
the cost of such insurance for the sole benefit of insured em-
ployees or members or the purposes of the trust; repealing all
laws in conflict herewith; providing effective date.
-was taken up.

Mr. Griffin of Osecola moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 104 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 104 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 104 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 104 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Yeas:



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Alexander Grimes
Anderson Harris
Arrington Hathaway
Askins Herrell
Ayers Hollahan
Bartholomew Hopkins
Beasley Horne
Beck Inman
Blank Jones
Carney Karl
Chaires Lancaster
Chappell Land
Cleveland Mann
Costin Manning
Crews Marshburn
Cross Mathews
Daniel Mattox
Duncan McAlpin
Frederick Mitchell, R. 0.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Muldrew



Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer



Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



Yeas-82.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 104 be immediately certified to the
Senate.

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

Messrs. Pratt and McAlpin asked to be recorded present.
H. B. No. 105-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections
284.01, 284.02, 284.07 and 284.09, Florida Statutes, relating to
insuring of state property and amount of insurance coverage;
providing for payment of premiums by agencies of the state;
providing for employment and salaries of competent person-
nel; providing for investment of funds in the state fire fund;
repealing all laws in conflict herewith; providing for effective
date.
-was taken up.



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Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 105 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 105 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 105 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 105 was read a third time in full.

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

Yeas:



Mr. Speaker Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Alexander Grimes
Anderson Harris
Arrington Hathaway
Askins Herrell
Ayers Hollahan
Barron Hopkins
Bartholomew Horne
Beasley Inman
Beck Jones
Blank Karl
Carney Kimbrough
Chaires Lancaster
Chappell Land
Cleveland Livingston
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, R. O.



Mitchell, Sam
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders



Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



Yeas-88

Nays-None

So the bill passed, title as stated.

Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 105 be immediately certified to the
Senate.

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

H. B. No. 106-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
633.02, Florida Statutes, relating to appointment of deputy fire
marshals, their powers and duties; repealing Section 633.04,
relating to use of funds appropriated for the insurance depart-
ment, repealing Section 633.10, relating to the requirement
of insurance companies making monthly reports of fire losses;
repealing Section 633.12, relating to the designation of com-
mittees, and providing for effective date.

-was taken up.

Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 106 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 106 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 106 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 106 was read a third time in full.

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



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Harris
Alexander Hathaway
Anderson Herrell
Arrington Hollahan
Askins Hopkins
Ayers Horne
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Chaires Lancaster
Chappell Land
Cleveland Livingston
Crews Mann
Cross Manning
Daniel Marshburn
Duncan Mathews
Frederick Mattox
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. McAlpin
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Mitchell, R. O.
Grimes Mitchell, Sam



Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders



Shaffer
Sheppard
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



Yeas-84.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 106 be immediately certified to the
Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the
bill was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 107-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
642.01, 642.031 (15) (16), 642.05 and 642.06, Florida Statutes,
relating to accident and sickness insurance; eliminating ref-
erence to cooperative and assessment companies from those
companies subject to the laws of this chapter; striking sub-
sections (15) and (16) of Section 642.031 and adding a new sub-
section (15) including only the final effective date, October 1,
1956; defining industrial accident and sickness insurance and
setting up uniform provisions for all cases; defining blanket ac-
cident and sickness insurance and providing for payment of
benefits under such policies; repealing all laws in conflict
herewith, and providing for the effective date of this Act.
-was taken up.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 107 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 107 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 107 be read a third time in full
and placed upon its passage.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 107 was read a third time in full.

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



Alexander
Anderson
Arrington
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Blank
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Costin
Crews
Cross



Daniel
Duncan
Frederick
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Grimes
Harris
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Hopkins
Horne
Inman
Jones
Karl
Kimbrough



Lancaster
Land
Livingston
Mann
Manning
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy



Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan



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Saunders Stewart, E. L. Usina Williams, G.W.
Shaffer Stone Vocelle Williams,J.R.A.
Sheppard Strickland Wadsworth Wise
Smith, R. J. Surles Walker Youngberg
Smith, S. C. Sweeny Weinstein
Stewart, C. D. Turlington Williams, B.D.
Yeas-86.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 107 be immediately certified to
the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the
bill was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
Without objection, consideration of House Bill No. 108 was
temporarily deferred.
H. B. No. 109-A bill to be entitled An Act defining automo-
bile clubs; providing for the qualification, licensing and regu-
lation of such clubs; empowering the insurance commissioner to
administer the provisions of this act and rules and regulations
adopted pursuant thereto; providing for a penalty; fixing the
effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be waived
and House Bill No. 109 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 109 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 109 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. 109 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:



Yeas:
Alexander
Anderson
Arrington
Askins
Ayers
Barron
Bartholomew
Beasley
Beck
Blank
Chaires
Chappell
Cleveland
Costin
Crews
Cross
Daniel
Duncan
Frederick
Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Grimes
Nays:



Harris
Hathaway
Herrell
Hollahan
Hopkins
Home
Inman
Jones
Karl
Lancaster
Land
Mann
Manning
Marshburn
Mathews
Mattox
McAlpin
Mitchell, R. O.
Mitchell, Sam
Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill



Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp



Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



Carney.
Yeas-85.
Nays-1.
So the bill passed, title as stated.

Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further waived
and House Bill No. 109 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the bill
was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.



April 8, 1957



H. B. No. 110-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
18.20, Florida Statutes, by adding thereto subsections numbered
(3) and (4) authorizing the state treasurer to photograph,
microphotograph or reproduce on film all records and docu-
ments of said office as in his discretion he may select; grant-
ing authority to the state treasurer to destroy any of said
documents or records after they have been so photographed
and filed after audit of his office is completed for the period
embracing dates of said documents and records; providing that
such photographs or microphotographs, including certified or
authenticated reproductions thereof, shall have the same force
and effect as the originals thereof and be deemed originals for
the purpose of admissibility in evidence; repealing all laws in
conflict herewith; providing for effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 110 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 110 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further waived
and House Bill No. 110 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. 110 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Grimes
Alexander Harris
Anderson Hathaway
Arrington Herrell
Askins Hollahan
Barron Hopkins
Bartholomew Horne
Beasley Inman
Beck Jones
Blank Karl
Carney Kimbrough
Chaires Lancaster
Chappell Land
Cleveland Livingston
Costin Mann
Crews Manning
Cross Marshburn
Daniel Mathews
Duncan Mattox
Frederick McAlpin
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, R. O.
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Yeas-87.
Nays-None.



on the passage of the bill, the



Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peoples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders



Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further waived
and House Bill No. 110 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the
bill was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 129-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
625.02, Florida Statutes, relating to the amount and par value
of capital stock and surplus of insurance and surety compa-
nies; amending Section 626.05 relating to investments and a
period of time of successful operations required of foreign
insurers; amending Section 626.25 relating to voluntary de-
posits by fire, casualty and title insurers specifying securities
eligible for such deposits; amending Section 626.29 relating to
the printing, sale and distribution of insurance books and
pamphlets by the insurance commissioner; amending Section
631.06, 631.09 and 648.02 relating to deposits of securities re-
quired by fire, casualty, title and surety insurers, including
reciprocal and inter-insurance exchanges doing business un-
der Chapter 628, Florida Statutes; amending Section 631.17(1)
to prohibit fire, casualty and surety insurance companies from
exposing themselves to loss from any one risk in an amount
exceeding 10% of the company's surplus to policyholders, ex-



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cept as provided by law; repealing Section 626.06, Florida Stat-
utes, and all laws in conflict herewith, and providing for the
effective date of this act.

-was taken up.

Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 129 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 129 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further waived
and House Bill No. 129 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. 129 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken (
result was:

Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Grimes
Alexander Harris
Anderson Hathaway
Askins Herrell
Ayers Hollahan
Barron Hopkins
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Lancaster
Carney Land
Chaires Livingston
Chappell Mann
Cleveland Manning
Costin Marshburn
Cross Mathews
Daniel Mattox
Duncan McAlpin
Frederick Mitchell, R. O.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Muldrew

Yeas-82.

Nays-None.



on the passage of the bill, the



O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer



Sheppard
Smith, R. J.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further waived
and House Bill No. 129 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the
bill was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 130-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
628.06, Florida Statutes, increasing the surplus over all lia-
bilities that a reciprocal or inter-insurance exchange is re-
quired to maintain, except those organized under the laws of
this state and doing business on April 1, 1957; amending Sec-
tion 628.12, relating to insurance agents, re-insurance and
regulation of rates of reciprocal or inter-insurance exchanges;
repealing all laws in conflict herewith, and providing for the
effective date of this act.
-was taken up.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 130 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 130 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further waived
and House Bill No. 130 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. 130 was read a third time in full.

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



Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Alexander Grimes
Anderson Harris
Arrington Hathaway
Askins Herrell
Ayers Hollahan
Barron Hopkins
Bartholomew Horne
Beasley Inman
Beck Jones
Blank Karl
Chaires Kimbrough
Chappell Lancaster
Cleveland Land
Costin Livingston
Crews Mann
Cross Manning
Daniel Marshburn
Duncan Mathews
Frederick McAlpin
Gibbons Mitchell, R. O.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Yeas-86.



95



Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders



Shaffer
Sheppard
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 130 be immediately certified to the
Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the
bill was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 131-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to fire,
casualty and surety agents; amending Section 627.72(6) (a),
Florida Statutes, prohibiting officers of insurers from being
licensed as agents or solicitors, with certain exceptions; amend-
ing Section 627.78 relating to temporary licenses; amending
Section 627.79(2) (e) relating to an application for license;
amending section 627.85(2) providing that all policies issued
on property in this state must be countersigned by a local
resident agent, and providing for the commission such agent
shall receive for such services; amending Section 627.86, re-
quiring all members of a partnership, corporation, or associa-
tion, and all officers and directors who solicit contracts of
insurance to qualify individually as agents, and amending
Section 627.93 by adding thereto a new subsection to be num-
bered (4), relating to the issuance, suspension and revocation
of licenses; amending 643.04(7), Florida Statutes, by adding
thereto section to be numbered (c) relating to unfair discrimi-
nation; prohibiting preferred rates to fictitious groupings of
firms, corporations, or associations of individuals; defining
fictitious grouping; repealing all laws in conflict herewith; pro-
viding for effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 131 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 131 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 131 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. 131 was read a third time in full.

When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Bartholomew Chappell Duncan
Anderson Beasley Cleveland Frederick
Arrington Beck Costin Griffin,B.H.,Jr.
Askins Blank Crews Griffin,JJ.J.,Jr.
Ayers Carney Cross Grimes
Barron Chaires Daniel Hathaway











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Herrell McAlpin Putnal Surles
Hollahan Mitchell, R. O. Roberts, C. A. Sweeny
Hopkins Mitchell, Sam Roberts, E.S. Turlington
Home Muldrew Roberts, H.W. Usina
Inman Musselman Rowell, E. C. Vocelle
Jones O'Neill Rowell, M. H. Wadsworth
Karl Orr Russ Walker
Kimbrough Papy Ryan Weinstein
Lancaster Patton Saunders Williams, B.D.
Land Peacock Shaffer Williams, G.W.
Livingston Peavy Sheppard Williams,J.R.A.
Mann Peeples Smith, R. J. Wise
Manning Peters Stewart, C. D. Youngberg
Marshburn Petersen Stewart, E. L.
Mathews Porter Stone
Mattox Pratt Strickland
Yeas-85.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further waived
and House Bill No. 131 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
the bill was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 132-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 636, Florida Statutes, relating to insurance adjusters; pre-
scribing certain age, residence and citizenship requirements;
repealing all laws in conflict herewith, and providing for the
effective date of this act.
-was taken up.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 132 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 132 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Mann moved that further consideration of House Bill
No. 132 be temporarily deferred until tomorrow, April 9.
The motion to temporarily defer was not agreed to.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 132 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. 132 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken 4
result was:
Yeas:
Mr. Speaker Harris
Alexander Hathaway
Anderson Herrell
Arrington Hollahan
Askins Hopkins
Ayers Horne
Barron Inman
Bartholomew Jones
Beasley Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Chaires Lancaster
Chappell Land
Cleveland Livingston
Costin Manning
Crews Marshburn
Cross Mathews
Daniel Mattox
Duncan McAlpin
Frederick Mitchell, R. O.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Griffin,J.J.,Jr. Muldrew
Grimes Musselman
Nays:
Carney Mann
Yeas-85
Nays-2



on the passage of the bill, the



O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders
Shaffer
Shipp



Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



April 8, 1957



So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 132 be immediately certified to the
Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the bill
was ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 133-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
903, Florida Statutes, relating to bail bondsmen; amending
Sections 903.09, 903.37, 903.53 and 903.56, relating to the jus-
tification of sureties, definitions, and licensing of bondsmen;
repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith; pro-
viding an effective date.
-was taken up.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 133 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 133 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 133 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. 133 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Yeas:



Mr. Speaker Griffin,J.J.,Jr.
Alexander Grimes
Anderson Harris
Arrington Hathaway
Askins Herrell
Ayers Hollahan
Barron Hopkins
Bartholomew Inman
Beasley Jones
Beck Karl
Blank Kimbrough
Carney Lancaster
Chaires Land
Chappell Livingston
Cleveland Mann
Costin Manning
Crews Marshburn
Cross Mathews
Daniel Mattox
Duncan McAlpin
Frederick Mitchell, R. O.
Griffin,B.H.,Jr. Mitchell, Sam
Yeas-87
Nays-None



Muldrew
Musselman
O'Neill
Orr
Papy
Patton
Peacock
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Petersen
Porter
Pratt
Putnal
Roberts, C. A.
Roberts, E. S.
Roberts, H. W.
Rowell, E. C.
Rowell, M. H.
Russ
Ryan
Saunders



Shaffer
Shipp
Smith, R. J.
Smith, S. C.
Stewart, C. D.
Stewart, E. L.
Stone
Strickland
Surles
Sweeny
Turlington
Usina
Vocelle
Wadsworth
Walker
Weinstein
Williams, B.D.
Williams, G.W.
Williams,J.R.A.
Wise
Youngberg



So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 133 be immediately certified to the
Senate.

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

H. B. No. 134-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 324, Florida Statutes, relating to financial responsibility
of owners and operators of motor vehicles, by amending Sec-
tions 324.042, 324.051, 324.061, 324.071, 324.081, 324.201, 324.211
and 324.221, and adding a new subsection to be numbered
324.072, generally dealing with the administration, application,
procedures, restrictions and penalties for violation of said
chapter; repealing all laws in conflict herewith; providing an
effective date.

-was taken up.

Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 134 be read a second time by title.



96











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The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 134 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Livingston of Highlands offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 134:
Strike out Section 5 thereof.
Mr. Livingston moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof-



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Mr. Mann moved that House Bill No. 134 be taken from the
Calendar and referred to the Committee on Public Safety.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Beasley moved that the House now adjourn to reconvene
at 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 4:13 P. M., the House stood
adjourned until 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.



April 8, 1957