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Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Page i
    Members of the House of Representatives
        Page ii
        Page iii
    July 1967
        Monday, July 31
            Page 1
            Page 2
            Page 3
            Page 4
    August 1967
        Tuesday, August 1
            Page 5
            Page 6
            Page 7
            Page 8
            Page 9
            Page 10
            Page 11
            Page 12
            Page 13
            Page 14
            Page 15
            Page 16
            Page 17
        Wednesday, August 2
            Page 18
        Thursday, August 3
            Page 19
        Friday, August 4
            Page 20
            Page 21
        Monday, August 7
            Page 22
            Page 23
        Tuesday, August 8
            Page 24
            Page 25
            Page 26
            Page 27
            Page 28
            Page 29
        Wednesday, August 9
            Page 30
        Thursday, August 10
            Page 31
            Page 32
        Friday, August 11
            Page 33
            Page 34
        Monday, August 14
            Page 35
        Tuesday, August 15
            Page 36
        Wednesday, August 16
            Page 37
            Page 38
            Page 39
            Page 40
        Thursday, August 17
            Page 41
        Friday, August 18
            Page 42
            Page 43
            Page 44
    Index
        Contents
            Page 45
            Page 46
        Members of the House and Bills Introduced
            Page 47
            Page 48
        Miscellaneous Subjects
            Page 49
        Subject Index of House and Senate Bills, Resolutions, and Memorials
            Page 50
        House Bills, Resolutions, and Memorials by Number, Subject, Introducer, and Disposition
            Page 51
        Senate Bills, Resolutions, and Memorials (Received in House) by Number, Subject, and Introducer
            Page 52
Full Text




Journal

of the

House of Representatives










EXTRAORDINARY SESSION
of the
FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE
[under the Constitution of 1885]


Pursuant to
Article IV, Section 8
and Article II, Section 2
Florida Constitution



July 31, 1967, through August 18, 1967








MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EXTRAORDINARY SESSION
July 31 through August 18, 1967

[Democrats in roman (80) ; Republicans in italic (39)]

District



District



ESCAMBIA
1 Gordon W. Wells, Pensacola (D)
2 Warren M. Briggs, Pensacola (D)
3 Phil Ashler, Pensacola (D)
4 James J. Reeves, Pensacola (D)
SANTA ROSA-OKALOOSA-WALTON---
HOLMES-WASHINGTON
5 Edmond M. Fortune, Pace (D)
6 Henton D. Elmore, Crestview (D)
7 L. S. (Sam) Campbell, DeFuniak Springs (R)
BAY-GULF-CALHOUN
8 John Robert Middlemas, Panama City (D)
9 Ben C. Williams, Port St. Joe (D)
LIBERTY-JACKSON-GADSDEN
10 W. M. Inman, Quincy (D)
11 Wayne Mixson, Marianna (D)

FRANKLIN-WAKULLA-LEON
12 Miley L. Miers, II, Tallahassee (D)
13 Donald L. Tucker, Crawfordville (D)

JEFFERSON-MADISON-TAYLOR-
LAFAYETTE
14 Ken Smith, Perry (D)

SUWANNEE-DIXIE-HAMILTON-
GILCHRIST-LEVY
15 Leon N. McDonald, Sr., Live Oak (D)
NASSAU-BAKER-COLUMBIA-BRAD-
FORD-UNION-CLAY
16 Eugene F. Shaw, Starke (D)
17 Ralph C. Tyre, Lake City (D)

DUVAL
18 Dan Scarborough, Jacksonville (D)
19 Ted Alvarez, Jr., Jacksonville (D)
20 George B. Stallings, Jr., Jacksonville (D)
21 Lew Brantley, Jacksonville (D)
22 John Crider, Jacksonville (D)
23 Lynwood Arnold, Jacksonville (D)
24 Fred Schultz, Jacksonville (D)
25 Gifford Grange, Jr., Jacksonville (D)
26 S. Gordon Blalock, Jacksonville (D)
27 Donald G. Nichols, Jacksonville (D)
28 Joseph G. Kennelly, Jr., Jacksonville (D)



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30
31

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33
34

35
36
37

38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45

46
47
48
49

50
51
52
53
54

55
56
57
58
59


60
61



ALACHUA-MARION
Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville (D)
William V. Chappell, Jr., Ocala (D)
William C. Andrews, Gainesville (D)
PUTNAM-FLAGLER-ST. JOHNS-LAKE
W. H. (Bill) Reedy, Eustis (D)
James N. Beck, East Palatka (D)
A. H. (Gus) Craig, St. Augustine (D)
VOLUSIA
William R. Conway, Ormond Beach (D)
James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand (D)
William M. Gillespie, New Smyrna Beach (D)
ORANGE-SEMINOLE
Henry W. Land, Tangerine (D)
John L. Ducker, Winter Park (R)
Robert H. Shadley, Orlando (R)
David L. Lindsey, Orlando (R)
William D. Gorman, Winter Park (R)
Jan Fortune, Maitland (R)
E. Pope Bassett, Maitland (R)
William L. Gibson, Orlando (R)
PINELLAS
John J. Savage, North Redington Beach (R)
Mary R. Grizzle, Indian Rocks Beach (R)
Ray C. Osborne, St. Petersburg (R)
Charles E. Rainey, Clearwater (R) (Resigned
August 4, 1967)
Ed S. Whitson, Jr., Clearwater (R)
A. S. (Jim) Robinson, St. Petersburg (R)
Don H. Stafford, Largo (R)
William H. Fleece, St. Petersburg (R)
Jack Murphy, Clearwater (R)
POLK-SUMTER
John R. Clark, Lakeland (D)
Ray Mattox, Winter Haven (D)
William H. Bevis, Fort Meade (D)
Quillian S. Yancey, Lakeland (D)
E. C. Rowell, Wildwood (D)
HILLSBOROUGH-CITRUS-PASCO-
HERNANDO
Robert T. Mann, Tampa (D)
James L. Redman, Plant City (D)








District



62 William M. Register, Jr., Tampa (D)
63 Elvin L. Martinez, Tampa (D)
64 Guy W. Spicola, Tampa (D)
65 T. Terrell Sessums, Tampa (D)
66 John L. Ryals, Brandon (D)
67 Paul W. Danahy, Tampa (D)
68 Richard S. Hodes, Tampa (D)
69 John R. Culbreath, Brooksville (D)
70 Tommy Stevens, Dade City (D)
BREVARD-OSCEOLA-INDIAN RIVER-
OKEECHOBEE
71 Charles E. Davis, Jr., Vero Beach (R)
72 Harry H. Pfeiffer, Cocoa Beach (R)
73 Clifford A. McNulty, Melbourne (R)
74 William E. Powell, Indialantic (R)
ST. LUCIE
75 Charles Nergard, Fort Pierce (R)
MARTIN-PALM BEACH
76 Donald H. Reed, Jr., Boca Raton (R)
77 Joseph W. Humphrey, Boynton Beach (R)
78 Jack M. Poorbaugh, Boynton Beach (R)
79 Robert C. De Young, Riviera Beach (R)
80 Robert W. Rust, Palm Beach (R)
81 William G. James, Delray Beach (R)
BROWARD
82 James R. Eddy, Pompano Beach (R)
83 Arthur H. Rude, Fort Lauderdale (R)
84 George L. Caldwell, Fort Lauderdale (R)
85 Richard A. Bird, Fort Lauderdale (R)
86 Henry J. Prominski, Wilton Manors (R)
87 Joel K. Gustafson, Fort Lauderdale (R)
88 Joseph M. Martinez, Jr., Hollywood (R)
89 Charles J. King, Plantation (R)
DADE
90 Maxine E. Baker, Miami (D)



91 Maurice A. Ferre, Miami (D)
92 Carey Matthews, Miami Beach (D)
93 Louis Wolfson, II, Miami Beach (D)
94 Kenneth M. Myers, Miami (D)
95 Murray H. Dubbin, Miami (D)
96 Gerald Lewis, Coral Gables (D)
97 Richard A. Pettigrew, Miami (D)
98 Talbot (Sandy) D'Alemberte, Miami (D)
99 Jess Yarborough, Miami (D)
100 Walter W. Sackett, Jr., Miami (D)
101 Harold G. Featherstone, Hialeah (D)
102 Vernon C. Holloway, Miami (D)
103 Jeff D. Gautier, Miami (D)
104 Robert C. Hector, Miami (D)
105 Robert Graham, Miami Lakes (D)
106 Robert C. Hartnett, Coral Gables (D)
107 Elton J. Gissendanner, North Miami (D)
108 Marshall S. Harris, Miami (D)
109 Carl A. Singleton, Coral Gables (D)
110 George Firestone, Miami (D)
111 David L. Brower, North Miami (D)

COLLIER-GLADES-HENDRY-LEE-
MONROE
112 M. T. (Ted) Randell, Fort Myers (D)
113 James Lorenzo Walker, Naples (D)
114 Bernie C. Papy, Jr., Key West (D)
HARDEE-MANATEE
115 Jerome Pratt, Palmetto (D)
116 Thomas M. Gallen, Bradenton (D)



117
118
119



DESOTO-HIGHLANDS-CHARLOTTE-
SARASOTA
J. K. Tillman, Sarasota (R)
Kent S. McKinley, Sarasota (R)
Granville H. Crabtree, Jr., Sarasota (R)



OFFICERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



Speaker-Ralph D. Turlington
Speaker pro tempore--James Lorenzo Walker



Clerk-Allen Morris
Sergeant-at-Arms-W. A. Ballentine



District









THE JOURNAL OF THE FLORIDA



House of Representatives


PROCEEDINGS AT TALLAHASSEE OF THE FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE
[under the Constitution of 1885]
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



MONDAY, JULY 31, 1967

Beginning of an Extraordinary Session of the Forty-first Legislature convened under the Constitution of
A. D. 1885, begun and held at the Capitol in the City of Tallahassee, in the State of Florida, on Monday,
July 31, 1967.



The House was called to order at 12 Noon by the Honorable
Ralph D. Turlington, Speaker of the Forty-first House, pur-
suant to the following Proclamation of the Governor:

PROCLAMATION
State of Florida
Executive Department
Tallahassee

TO THE HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE FLORIDA-
SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:
WHEREAS on January 3, 1967, an Executive Proclamation
was issued convening the Florida Legislature in special session
on January 3, 1967, for the purpose of considering constitu-
tional revision, and
WHEREAS, the untimely action of the Federal Court on
January 9, 1967, not only precluded any consideration of con-
stitutional revision, but also prevented the orderly processes for
preparation of regular legislative session, and
WHEREAS, it has become apparent from the deliberations
during the regular and special sessions that Florida's need for
constitutional revision is now greater than ever, and
WHEREAS, the Florida Legislature by Concurrent Resolu-
tion 1739 expressed its commitment and desire to enter into
the important work of constitutional revision and has over-
whelmingly expressed itself as being aware of the "pressing
need" for constitutional revision, and

WHEREAS, it is my belief that it is in the best interest of
the citizens of the State of Florida that the Legislature imme-
diately reconvene for the purpose of completing this unfinished
business and to immediately thereafter submit a revised con-
stitution to the people for their consideration at a special elec-
tion;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Claude R. Kirk, Jr., as Governor of
the State of Florida, by virtue of the power and authority
vested in me by Article IV, Section 8, and Article III, Section 2,
of the Constitution of the State of Florida, do hereby convene
the Legislature of the State of Florida in special session at
the Capital, Tallahassee, Florida, at 12 noon, on July 31, 1967.
This call is for the sole and exclusive purpose of, and shall
be limited to, revision of the Florida Constitution and addi-
tionally for the fixing of an early date for the special election
to permit the people of the State to vote upon the proposed
revised constitution.



ATTEST:
TOM ADAMS
Secretary of State



IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have
hereunto set my hand and caused the
Great Seal of the State of Florida to
be affixed at Tallahassee, the Capital,
this 26 day of July, A.D., 1967.
CLAUDE R. KIRK, JR.
Governor



The following Members were recorded present:



Mr. Speaker
Alvarez
Andrews
Arnold
Ashler
Baker
Bassett
Beck
Bevis
Bird
Brantley
Briggs
Brower
Caldwell
Campbell
Chappell
Clark
Conway
Crabtree
Craig
Crider
D'Alemberte
Danahy
Davis
De Young
Dubbin
Ducker



Eddy
Elmore
Featherstone
Firestone
Fleece
Fortune, E. M.
Fortune, J.
Gallen
Gautier
Gibson
Gillespie
Gissendanner
Gorman
Graham
Grange
Grizzle
Gustafson
Hartnett
Hector
Hodes
Holloway
Humphrey
Inman
Kennelly
King
Land
Lewis



Lindsey Rude
Mann Rust
Martinez, J. M. Ryals
Matthews Sackett
Mattox Savage
McDonald Scarborough
McNulty Schultz
Middlemas Sessums
Miers Shadley
Mixson Shaw
Murphy Singleton
Myers Smith
Nergard Spicola
Osborne Stafford
Papy Stallings
Pettigrew Stevens
Pfeiffer Tillman
Powell Tucker
Prominski Tyre
Rainey Walker
Randell Wells
Reed Whitson
Reedy Williams
Reeves Wolfson
Register Yancey
Robinson Yarborough
Rowell



Excused: Representatives Blalock, Culbreath, Ferre, Har-
ris, James, E. L. Martinez, Nichols, Poorbaugh, Pratt, Redman,
and Sweeny; also Representative McKinley, due to illness.
A quorum was present.


Prayer
Prayer by the Honorable Vernon C. Holloway:
Dear Heavenly Father, we thank Thee that we may
stand here before Thee as Thy children; we thank Thee
that we are privileged to live in, and to be citizens of
these great United States of America. We thank Thee for
this day and for our many blessings. And now, as we be-
gin this most important Constitutional Revision Session,
we ask for Thy Divine Guidance and we pray that we
may serve the people of our State in a manner which
will be acceptable in Thy sight. We pray that you will
turn us away from selfish needs and personal objectives,
and cause us to set aside short-sighted plans and schemes
for personal achievement. Help us to overcome the petty
human differences which tear men apart from each other.
Let us face each day with the knowledge that You sit
here with us-that we are never without Thee, if we but
listen. Help us always to hear Thy words. We humbly
ask that Thou wilt guide, direct, and bless this Legisla-
ture in this important session. All of these things we ask
in Thy Holy Name. Amen.


Pledge
The Members pledged allegiance to the Flag.
1










2 JOURNAL OF THE HOU

Introduction of House Resolution
By Representative Rowell-
HR 1-XXX(67)-A House Resolution providing for the
Rules of the House of Representatives in Extraordinary Ses-
sion.
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida:
1. That the Rules of the House of Representatives adopted
for the Regular Session 1967 shall govern the House in Ex-
traordinary Session insofar as these are applicable, with the
following specific exceptions:
(a) The Speaker shall constitute such standing committees
provided for the 1967 Regular Session as need may develop
from time to time.
(b) The Speaker shall appoint a Committee on Constitu-
tional Revision, which shall be of equal dignity with the Com-
mittees on Finance & Taxation and Appropriations as pro-
vided in Rules 6.6, 8.7, 8.8, and 8.13 and related Rules ap-
plying to reference and reporting.
(c) All measures for introduction shall be delivered to the
Clerk at least one hour prior to the convening of the House
on any legislative day.
(d) Joint resolutions shall be referred as provided in the
Rules. Other legislative business, including bills of a local
nature, shall be placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar
for recommendation as to whether introduction shall be al-
lowed.
(e) A motion to reconsider shall be disposed of when
made.
(f) All measures shall be transmitted to the Senate forth-
with upon passage.
2. These Rules shall be changed, altered or amended by
majority vote of the House upon recommendation of a ma-
jority of the Committee on Rules & Calendar, which report
shall be acted upon by the House instanter.
-was read the first time by title.
On motions by Mr. Rowell, the resolution was read the sec-
ond time in full and adopted.


Committee to Senate
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the Speaker appointed Represen-
tatives Ryals, Chairman, Brantley and Gibson as a committee
to inform the Senate that the House has organized and is ready
to transact business.


Committee to Governor
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the Speaker appointed Represen-
tatives Spicola, Chairman, Hector and Nergard as a commit-
tee to wait upon His Excellency, Claude R. Kirk, Jr., Gover-
nor, and to notify him that the House has organized and is
ready to transact business.


Introduction of House Concurrent Resolution

By Representative Dubbin-
HCR 2-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution providing that
the House of Representatives and the Senate convene in joint
meeting in the chamber of the House of Representatives at
2:00 P.M., July 31, 1967.
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate
Concurring:
That the House of Representatives and the Senate convene



in joint meeting in the chamber of the House of Representa-
tives at 2:00 P.M., this day, Monday, July 31, 1967, for the
purpose of a presentation of concepts of Constitutional Re-
vision.
-was read the first time in full.



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The Honorable Ralph D. Turlington
Speaker, House of Representatives
Sir:



July 31, 1967



I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that
the Senate has adopted-
HCR 2-XXX(67)
Respectfully,
Edwin G. Fraser
Secretary of the Senate
HCR 2-XXX(67), contained in the above message, was or-
dered enrolled.



Adjournment
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House adjourned at 12:42 P.M.
to reconvene at 1:50 P.M. today.



SE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 31, 1967

On motions by Mr. Dubbin, the rules were waived and HCR
2-XXX(67) was read the second time by title, adopted and
ordered immediately certified to the Senate.


Recess
The House stood in informal recess while the appointed com-
mittees performed the duties assigned them.



Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:20 P.M.
A quorum was present.
The appointed committees returned and reported they had
performed the duties assigned them and were discharged.



Committee from the Senate
A committee consisting of Senators Plante, Barrow, and
Broxson was received and announced that the Senate was or-
ganized and ready to transact business.



Appointment of the Committee on Constitutional Revision
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
Members of the Committee on Constitutional Revision: Repre-
sentatives Murray H. Dubbin, Chairman; Gordon W. Wells,
Vice Chairman; William V. Chappell, Jr., John L. Ducker,
James R. Eddy, Henry W. Land, Robert T. Mann, Ray C.
Osborne, Richard A. Pettigrew, Donald H. Reed, Jr., Fred H.
Schultz, Terrell Sessums, Ken Smith, George B. Stallings, Jr.,
James Lorenzo Walker, and Louis Wolfson, II.


Introduction of House Joint Resolution

By the Committee on Constitutional Revision-
HJR 3-XXX(67)-A joint resolution proposing a revision
of the Constitution of Florida.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Revision.


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AFTERNOON SESSION

The House was called to order by the Speaker at 1:50 P.M.
The following Members were recorded present:



Mr. Speaker
Alvarez
Andrews
Arnold
Ashler
Baker
Bassett
Beck
Bevis
Bird
Brantley
Briggs
Brower
Caldwell
Campbell
Chappell
Clark
Conway
Crabtree
Craig
D'Alemberte
Danahy
Davis
De Young
Dubbin
Ducker
Eddy



Elmore
Featherstone
Firestone
Fleece
Fortune, E. M.
Fortune, J.
Gallen
Gautier
Gibson
Gillespie
Gissendanner
Gorman
Graham
Grange
Grizzle
Gustafson
Hartnett
Hector
Hodes
Holloway
Humphrey
Inman
Kennelly
King
Land
Lewis
Lindsey



Mann
Martinez, J. M.
Matthews
Mattox
McDonald
McNulty
Middlemas
Miers
Mixson
Murphy
Myers
Nergard
Osborne
Papy
Pettigrew
Pfeiffer
Powell
Prominski
Rainey
Randell
Reed
Reedy
Reeves
Register
Robinson
Rowell
Rude



Rust
Ryals
Sackett
Savage
Scarborough
Schultz
Sessums
Shadley
Shaw
Singleton
Smith
Spicola
Stafford
Stallings
Stevens
Tillman
Tucker
Tyre
Walker
Wells
Whitson
Williams
Wolfson
Yancey
Yarborough



Excused: Representative Crider
A quorum was present.


JOINT MEETING
Pursuant to the provisions of HCR 2-XXX(67), the Mem-
bers of the Senate, escorted by the Sergeant-at-Arms of the
Senate and the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House, appeared at
the door of the House and were seated in the Chamber.
The President of the Senate joined the Speaker at the ros-
trum.
The roll of the House of Representatives was taken and a
quorum was present.
The President of the Senate declared a quorum of the Senate
was present.


Prayer
Prayer by the Honorable Robert C. De Young:
Let us all unite our hearts and minds in prayer. In Philip-
pians 4:13 we read "I can do all things through Christ
which strengtheneth me."



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Grant, 0 Lord, that this assembly of free men, chosen
to lead the great state, of Florida that loves and lives its
freedom, may give hope and help to all those who, loving
liberty, long to live in it. We pray, 0 God, that the Leg-
islature, House and Senate, will do the challenging in this
session, weighing every clause and phrase, exploring every
alternative in a search for a basic law that will last for
a century. While it may seem incongruous, it is no less
ideal that each member of the Legislature, as he takes his
seat today, should think of himself as a member of the
founding fathers assembling to write a constitution in
1885. His work, for the people of Florida, is no less im-
portant. Our Father God, strengthen our faith, we pray,
and save us from discouragement. Help us to realize that
the opportunity that lies before us as Florida's politicians,
is an opportunity to become statesmen in every sense of
the word. Remembering that what we do here in the next
20 days will guide and direct our children and our chil-
dren's children and be their destiny for years to come.
Now, 0 God, may we never fail to do the very best we
can. Help us to pray in the knowledge that it all depends
on Thee. Help us then to work as if it all depended on us,
that together we may do that which is well pleasing in
Thy sight. In the Master's name we pray. Amen.


Presentation of Guests
The Speaker presented Justice Millard F. Caldwell of the
Florida Supreme Court, who addressed the Joint Meeting.
Upon completion of Justice Caldwell's remarks, the Presi-
dent of the Senate presented the Honorable Chesterfield H.
Smith, of Bartow, Chairman of the Constitution Revision Com-
mission, who also addressed the Joint Meeting.
Mr. Smith introduced Messrs. William C. Baggs of Miami,
Richard T. Earle, Jr., of St. Petersburg, and Justice H. L.
(Tom) Sebring of St. Petersburg, also members of the Com-
mission, each of whom spoke briefly.
[Texts of the foregoing remarks are to appear hereafter
in the Journal of the Senate.]
The President of the Senate announced that the Joint Meet-
ing was dissolved and the Senators retired to the Senate Cham-
ber.



Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 3:40 P.M.
The roll was taken and a quorum was present.


Adjournment
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House adjourned at 4:10
P.M. to reconvene at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.



July 31, 1967









JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

REGISTRATIONS UNDER HOUSE RULE THIRTEEN
FROM JULY 24 THROUGH JULY 28



July 31, 1967



Direct Business
Association or
Entity Represented and Address Duration of Particular Partnership with
Name and Address Representation Legislation Involved Legislator


Earle, Richard T., Jr.
1522 7th St., N. Constitutional Article V of
St. Petersburg -- --- Florida Bar Tallahassee --- Revision Session --. the Constitution None

Rogers, Nell Foster
Rt. 1, Box 27 General Public for anything affecting
Gainesville -----------------. General Government --...--------. Continuous ---------government --------None

Change in registration under House Rule 13 as it applies to the duration of their representation has been requested by the following:
Wilbur E. Jones from "continuing" to "session"; Chesterfield Smith from "permanent" to "session" for Mobile Chemical Company and
Florida Phosphate Council, Inc.









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House of Represenitatives


PROCEEDINGS AT TALLAHASSEE OF THE FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE
[under the Constitution of 1885]
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1967



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



Featherstone
Firestone
Fleece
Fortune, E. M.
Fortune, J.
Gallen
Gautier
Gibson
Gillespie
Gissendanner
Gorman
Graham
Grange
Grizzle
Gustafson
Harris
Hartnett
Hector
Hodes
Holloway
Humphrey
Inman
James
Kennelly
King
Land
Lewis
Lindsey



Mann
Martinez, E.
Martinez, J.
Matthews
Mattox
McDonald
McNulty
Middlemas
Miers
Mixson
Murphy
Myers
Nergard
Osborne
Papy
Pettigrew
Pfeiffer
Poorbaugh
Powell
Pratt
Prominski
Rainey
Randell
Redman
Reed
Reedy
Reeves
Register



Excused: Representatives Crabtree,
Ferre, McKinley, Nichols, and Sweeny.
A quorum was present.



Robinson
L. Rowell
M. Rude
Rust
Ryals
Sackett
Savage
Scarborough
Schultz
Sessums
Shadley
Shaw
Singleton
Smith
Spicola
Stafford
Stallings
Stevens
Tillman
Tucker
Tyre
Walker
Wells
Whitson
Williams
Wolfson
Yancey
Yarborough
Crider, Culbreath,



Prayer
Prayer by the Honorable Richard S. Hodes, M.D.:
0 Lord, as we begin this second day of the Constitutional
Session, permit us to paraphrase some words that were
received by that great convention of 1787. May those of
this House rise up as a great and young lion against par-
tisanship and intolerance. May God extend peace to them
and their seed after them as long as the sun and the moon
endureth. And may the Almighty God of our fathers en-
due this noble assembly with wisdom, judgment, and un-
animity in their councils as they seek to draw, in 20
days, a blueprint for a century.


The Journal
The Journal of July 31 was ordered corrected, and as cor-
rected, approved.


Remarks by the Speaker pro tempore
On motion by Mr. Bevis, the following remarks by the Hon-
orable James Lorenzo Walker, Speaker pro tempore, were or-
dered spread upon the Journal:
Mr. Speaker, fellow colleagues of the House of Representa-
tives:



Mr. Speaker
Alvarez
Andrews
Arnold
Ashler
Baker
Bassett
Beck
Bevis
Bird
Blalock
Brantley
Briggs
Brower
Caldwell
Campbell
Chappell
Clark
Conway
Craig
D'Alemberte
Danahy
Davis
De Young
Dubbin
Ducker
Eddy
Elmore



There is a serious and vital matter that I feel compelled to
talk with you about this morning.
I trust you will all forgive me for infringing upon your
time, for I wish to counsel with you, I wish to go away
from this extraordinary session of the Legislature on Con-
stitutional Revision with a feeling of attainment, of achieve-
ment, and accomplishment. I want each and every one of you
here in this chamber today, to have this same good feeling of
building a better governmental structure for Florida-an ar-
chitect with his head faced into the future, with the God-given
talent to foresee the needs of this great state for decades to
come.
With one exception, never before during the 12 years I have
served as a member of the House of Representatives have I
felt the need to address my fellow Legislators from the Well.
-On this occasion it is imperative.
In all probability, never again will any member of this Leg-
islature be given the fantastic privilege to take an active part
in the formation of a new constitution for this state. There-
fore, every conceivable effort must be made to make our en-
deavor fruitful.
I want to propose a creed consisting of five points, which,
if strictly adhered to by each state representative and by
our counterparts in the Senate, can not help but result in the
finest state constitution in the nation today.
1.-"Put aside partisan politics of any kind until this Ses-
sion adjourns sine die."
We have just completed four months of maneuvering be-
tween the majority and minority parties and in the opinions of
many, has brought little else but frustration and failure for
everyone concerned, including the people we represent.
2.-"Set aside personal, selfish interests and consider only
that which is good for the people."
We must remember, revision of a constitution for a state
such as ours, with growth problems, with archaic and anti-
quated practices, is not an easy task and sacrifice is the com-
promise ingredient to success.
3.-"Resolve to be an active participant in every way possi-
ble and to lend each individual talent to the worthy cause of
constitutional revision."
4.-"Make every effort to know what the people who elected
us to this office want, on each section and article, then cast
our vote in accord with their feelings."
If we fail to register our voice in the legislature in the
same tone as the voice of the people back home, then we are
derelict in our duties and traitors to the folks who elected us
to office.
5.-"Constantly keep in mind that the document we are help-
ing to prepare may well last for the duration of our chil-
dren's and our grandchildren's lifetime and even beyond."
What we do here today and during the next several weeks
will direct their welfare and well-being, possibly forever.
Remember too, how proud and pleased we will be a decade
from now to have had a part in this greatest of political
documents.
Thus ends my creed.
I urge that we adopt, for ourselves, these five points. In
so doing the people of Florida will get a new constitution
for which they will be proud to cast an affirmative vote.

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Remember, my friends, the electorate have the final voice
and if they have trust and confidence in our legislature we
will have a revised constitution.
May God bless each and everyone of us, and give to us all
the strength of mind to adequately perform our duties.
Thank you for listening to me.


Recess
On motion by Mr. Dubbin, the House stood in informal re-
cess for ten minutes at 10:10 A.M. for the purpose of a pro-
cedural meeting of the Committee on Constitutional Revision.


Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:20 A.M.
A quorum was present.
By direction of the Committee on Constitutional Revision,
HJR 3-XXX(67) was ordered printed in full, as follows:
By the Committee on Constitutional Revision-
HJR 3-XXX(67)-A joint resolution proposing a revision
of the Constitution of Florida.
Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
That the following proposed revision of the Constitution of
Florida is hereby agreed to and shall be submitted to the
electors of the state for ratification or rejection at an election to
be called as provided by this session of the legislature:

PREAMBLE
We, the people of the State of Florida, being grateful to
Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, in order to
secure its benefits, perfect our government, insure domestic
tranquility, maintain public order, and guarantee equal
civil and political rights to all, do ordain and establish this
constitution, first adopting and recognizing the supremacy
of the principles stated in the following

DECLARATION OF RIGHTS.
Section 1. Political power.-All political power is inherent
in the people. The enunciation herein of certain rights shall
not be construed to deny or impair others retained by the
people.
Section 2. Basic rights.-All persons are equal before the
law and have inalienable rights, among which are the right to
enjoy life and liberty, to pursue happiness, to be rewarded for
industry, and to acquire, possess, and protect property; except
that the ownership, inheritance, disposition and possession of
real property by aliens ineligible for citizenship may be regu-
lated or prohibited by law. No person shall be deprived of
any right because of race or religion.
Section 3. Religious freedom.-There shall be no law re-
specting the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penal-
izing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not
justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace or
safety.
Section 4. Freedom of speech and press.-Every person
may speak, write and publish his sentiments on all subjects
but shall be responsible for the abuse of that right. No laws
shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or
of the press. In all criminal prosecutions and civil actions for
defamation the truth may be given in evidence. If it shall
appear that the matter charged as defamatory is true and was
published with good motives, the party shall be acquitted or
exonerated.
Section 5. Right to assemble.-The people shall have the
right to assemble for lawful purposes, to instruct their repre-
sentatives and to petition for redress of grievances.



Section 6. Right to work.-The right of persons to work
shall not be denied or abridged on account of membership or
non-membership in any labor union or association. The right of



August 1, 1967



employees, public or private, by and through a labor union or
association, to bargain collectively shall not be denied or
abridged. Public employees shall not have the right to strike.
Section 7. Military power.-The military power shall be
subordinate to the civil.
Section 8. Right to bear arms.-The right of the people to
bear arms in defense of themselves and of the lawful authority
of the state shall not be infringed, except that the manner in
which they may be borne may be regulated by law.
Section 9. Due process.-No person shall be deprived of
life, liberty or property without due process of law, or be twice
put in jeopardy for the same offense, or be compelled in any
criminal matter to be a witness against himself, but unreason-
able refusal of a public officer to answer before a grand
jury questions determined at a judicial hearing to relate di-
rectly to his official duties shall be grounds for removal from
office if his ability to perform his duties is affected.
Section 10. Prohibited laws.-No bill of attainder, ex post
facto law or law impairing the obligation of contracts shall be
passed.
Section 11. Imprisonment for debt.-No person shall be
imprisoned for debt, except in cases of fraud.
Section 12. Searches and seizures.-The right of the people
to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against
unreasonable searches and seizures, and against the unreason-
able interception of private communications by any means,
shall not be violated. No warrant shall be issued except upon
probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation particularly
describing the place or places to be searched, the person or
persons, thing or things to be seized, the communication be to
intercepted, and the nature of evidence to be obtained. Articles
or information obtained in violation of this right shall not be
admissible in evidence.
Section 13. Habeas corpus.-The writ of habeas corpus
shall be grantable of right, freely and without cost. It shall be
returnable without delay, and shall never be suspended unless,
in case of rebellion or invasion, suspension is essential to the
public safety.
Section 14. Bail.-Until adjudged guilty, every person de-
tained shall be entitled to release on reasonable bail with
sufficient surety unless charged with a capital offense and the
proof of guilt is evident or the presumption is great.
Section 15. Prosecution for crime-juvenile offenses.-
(a) No person shall be tried for capital crime without
presentment or indictment returned by the affirmative vote of
two-thirds of the members of a grand jury of not less than
eighteen members, or for other felony without such present-
ment or indictment or an information under oath filed by the
prosecuting officer of the court, except in cases in the
militia.
(b) When authorized by law, a child, as therein defined,
may be charged with a violation of law as an act of delinquency
instead of crime. Any child so charged shall, upon demand,
prior to a hearing in a juvenile proceeding, be tried in an
appropriate court as an adult. A child found delinquent shall
be disciplined as provided by law.
Section 16. Rights of accused.-In all criminal prosecutions
the accused shall have the right to a copy of the charges, to
have compulsory process for witnesses, to confront at trial
adverse witnesses, to be heard in person and by counsel, and to
have a speedy, public and impartial trial by jury in the county
where the crime was committed. If the county is not known, the
indictment or information may charge venue in two or more
counties conjunctively and proof that the crime was committed
in that area shall be sufficient; but the accused may, before
pleading, elect the county in which to be tried. Venue for prose-
cution of crimes committed beyond the boundaries of the state
shall be fixed by law.
Section 17. Excessive punishments.-Excessive fines, cruel
or unusual punishment, attainder, corruption of blood, for-
feiture of estate, indefinite imprisonment and unreasonable de-
tention of witnesses are forbidden.
Section 18. Administrative penalties.-No administrative



agency shall impose a sentence of imprisonment, nor shall it
impose any penalty except as provided by law.



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Section 19. Costs.-No person charged with crime shall be
compelled to pay costs before a judgment of conviction has
become final.
Section 20. Treason.-Treason against the state shall con-
sist only in levying war against it, adhering to its enemies, or
giving them aid and comfort, and no person shall be convicted
of treason except on the testimony of two witnesses to the
same overt act or on confession in open court.

Section 21. Access to courts.-The courts shall be opened
to every person for redress of any injury, and justice shall
be administered without sale, denial or delay.
Section 22. Trial by jury.-The right of trial by jury shall
be secure to all and remain inviolate. The qualifications and
number of jurors, not less than six, shall be fixed by law.

ARTICLE I
STATE BOUNDARIES-CAPITAL
Section 1. Boundaries.-The state boundaries shall be pre-
scribed by law.
Section 2. Seat of government.-The seat of government
shall be the City of Tallahassee, in Leon County, where the
offices of the governor, cabinet members and the supreme court
shall be maintained and the sessions of the legislature shall
be held; provided that, in time of invasion or grave emergency,
the governor by proclamation may for the period necessary
transfer the seat of government to another place.

ARTICLE II
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section 1. Branches of government.-The powers of the
state government shall be divided into legislative, executive
and judicial branches. No person properly belonging to one
branch shall exercise any powers appertaining to either of the
other branches unless expressly provided herein.
Section 2. State seal and flag.-The design of the great seal
and flag of the state shall be prescribed by law.

Section 3. Public officers.-

(a) No person holding any office of emolument under any
foreign government, or civil office of emolument under the
United States or any other state, shall hold any office of honor
or of emolument under the government of this state. No person
shall hold at the same time more than one office under the
government of the state and the counties and municipalities
therein, except that a notary public or military officer may
hold another office.

(b) Each state and county officer, before entering upon the
duties of the office, shall give bond as required by law, and shall
swear or affirm:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, pro-
tect, and defend the Constitution and Government of the
United States and of the State of Florida; that I am duly
qualified to hold office under the Constitution of the State;
and that I will well and faithfully perform the duties of
(title of office) on which I am now about to enter. So help
me God.",
and thereafter shall devote personal attention to the duties of
the office, and continue in office until his successor qualifies.
(c) The powers, duties, compensation and method of pay-
ment of state and county officers shall be fixed by law.
Section 4. Enemy attack.-In periods of emergency result-
ing from enemy attack the legislature shall have power to pro-
vide for prompt and temporary succession to the powers and
duties of all public offices the incumbents of which may become
unavailable to execute the functions of their offices, and to



adopt such other measures as may be necessary and appropri-
ate to insure the continuity of governmental operations during
the emergency. In exercising these powers, the legislature may
depart from other requirements of this constitution, but only
to the extent necessary to meet the emergency.



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ARTICLE III
LEGISLATURE
Section 1. Composition.-The legislative power of the state
shall be vested in a legislature of the State of Florida, consist-
ing of a senate composed of one senator elected from each sena-
torial district and a house of representatives composed of one
member elected from each representative district.
Section 2. Members-officers.-Each house shall be the sole
judge of the qualifications, elections, and returns of its mem-
bers, and shall biennially choose its officers, including a perma-
nent presiding officer selected from its membership, who shall
be designated in the senate as President of the Senate, and in
the house, as Speaker of the House of Representatives. The sen-
ate shall designate a Secretary to serve at its pleasure, and the
house of representatives shall designate a Clerk to serve at its
pleasure.

Section 3. Sessions of legislature.-
(a) Organization sessions. On the fourteenth day following
each biennial general election the legislature shall convene for
the exclusive purpose of organization and selection of officers.
(b) Regular sessions. A regular session of the legislature
shall convene on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in
April of each odd-numbered year.
(c) Special sessions.
(1) The governor, by proclamation stating the purpose,
may convene the legislature in special session during which
only such legislative business may be transacted as is within
the purview of the proclamation, or of a communication from
the governor, or is introduced by consent of two-thirds of the
membership of each house.
(2) Three-fifths of the membership of each house of the
legislature, by demand made as provided by law, may convene
the legislature in special session.
(d) Length of sessions. A regular session of the legislature
shall not exceed sixty consecutive; days and a special session
shall not exceed thirty days, unless extended beyond such limit
by a three-fifths vote of each house. During such an extension
no new business may be taken up in either house without the
consent of two-thirds of its membership.
(e) Adjournment. Neither house shall adjourn for more
than three days except pursuant to concurrent resolution.
(f) Adjournment by governor. If, during any regular or
special session, the two houses cannot agree upon a time for
adjournment, the governor may adjourn the session sine die or
to any date within the period authorized for such session; pro-
vided that, at least two legislative days before adjourning the
session, he shall, while neither house, is in recess, give each
house formal written notice of his intention to do so, and agree-
ment reached within the period by both houses on a time for
adjournment shall prevail.
Section 4. Quorum and procedure.-
(a) A majority of the membership of each house shall con-

ner and under such penalties as it may prescribe. Each house
shall determine its rules of procedure.
(b) Sessions of each house shall be public, except that the
senate may sit in executive session to consider appointment to
or removal from public office.
(c) Each house shall keep and publish a journal of its pro-
ceedings, and the yeas and nays of the members on any ques-
tion shall, upon the request of five members present, be entered
on the journal.
(d) Each house may punish a member for contempt or dis-
orderly conduct and, by a two-thirds vote of its membership,
may expel a member.



Section 5. Investigations-witnesses.-Each house when in
session may compel attendance of witnesses and production of
public and private documents and other evidence upon any mat-
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may punish by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or im-
prisonment not exceeding ninety days any person not a member
who has been guilty of disorderly or contemptuous conduct in
its presence or has refused to obey its lawful summons or to
answer lawful questions. Such powers, except the power to
punish, may be conferred upon a designated committee of
legislators for a stated period of operation with reference to
specific matters. Punishment of contempt of an interim legisla-
tive committee shall be by judicial proceedings as prescribed
by law.,
Section 6. Acts.-Every law shall embrace but one subject
and matter properly connected therewith, and the subject shall
be briefly expressed in the title. No law shall be revised or
amended by reference to its title only. Laws to revise or amend
shall set out in full the revised or amended act, section, sub-
section or paragraph of a sub-section. The enacting clause of
every law shall read: "Be it enacted by the Legislature of the
State of Florida."
Section 7. Passage of bills.-Any bill may originate in ei-
ther house and after passage in one may be amended in the
other. It shall be read in each house on three separate days,
unless this rule is waived by two-thirds vote. On each reading,
it shall be read by title only, unless one-third of the members
present desire it read in full. On final passage, the vote in
each house shall be taken by yeas and nays and entered on its
journal. Passage of a bill shall require a majority vote in each
house. Each bill and joint resolution passed in both houses shall
be signed by the presiding officers of the respective houses and
by the secretary of the senate and the clerk of the house of
representatives.
Section 8. Executive approval and veto.-
(a) Every bill passed by the legislature shall be presented
to the governor for his approval and shall become a law if he
approves and signs it, or fails to veto it within seven days after
presentation. If during that period the legislature adjourns sine
die or takes a recess of more than thirty days, he shall have
twenty days from the date of adjournment or recess to act on
the bill. In all cases except general appropriation bills, the veto
shall extend to the entire bill. The governor may veto any spe-
cific appropriation in a general appropriation bill.
(b) When a bill or any specific appropriation of a general
appropriation bill has been vetoed by the governor, he shall
transmit his signed objections thereto to the house in which the
bill originated if in session. If that house is not in session, he
shall file them with the secretary of state, who shall lay them
before that house at its next regular or special session, and
they shall be entered on its journal.
(c) If each house shall re-enact the bill or reinstate a ve-
toed specific appropriation of an appropriation bill by two-
thirds vote, the yeas and nays shall be entered on the respec-
tive journals, and the bill shall become law or the specific ap-
propriation reinstated, the veto notwithstanding.
Section 9. Effective date of laws.-Each law shall take ef-
fect on the sixtieth day after adjournment sine die of the ses-
sion of the legislature in which enacted, unless therein other-
wise provided.
Section 10. Special and local laws.-No special law or local
law shall be passed unless notice of intention to seek enactment
thereof has been published in the manner provided by law in
each county in the area to be affected, not less than thirty days
nor more than ninety days prior to introduction in the legisla-
ture. The fact that publication has been made shall be recited
on the journal of each house, and the evidence of publication
shall be preserved with the bill in the office of the secretary of
state. Such notice shall not be necessary when the law, except
the provision for referendum, is conditioned to become effective
only upon approval by vote of the electors of the area affected.
Section 11. Prohibited special and local laws.---The legisla-
ture shall not pass any special or local law pertaining to:
(a) election, jurisdiction, duties or fees of officers, except
officers of municipalities or chartered counties;
(b) assessment or collection of taxes for state or county



purposes, including extension of time therefore, relief of tax
officers from due performance of their duties, and relief of
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(d) punishment for crime;
(e) petit juries, including compensation of jurors, except
establishment of jury commissions;
(f) change of civil or criminal venue;
(g) conditions precedent to bringing any civil or criminal
proceedings, or limitations of time therefore;
(h) refund of money legally paid or remission of fines,
penalties or forfeitures;
(i) creation, enforcement, extension or impairment of liens
based on private contracts, or fixing of interest rates on private
contracts;
(j) disposal of public property, including any interest
therein, for private purposes;
(k) vacation of roads;
(1) private incorporation or grant of privilege to a private
corporation;
(m) effectuation of invalid deeds, wills or other instru-
ments, or change in the law of descent;
(n) change of name of any person;
(o) divorce;
(p) legitimation or adoption of persons;
(q) relief of minors from legal disabilities;
(r) transfer of any property interest of persons under le-
gal disabilities or of estates of decedents;
(s) fishing or hunting;
(t) regulation of occupations which are regulated by a
state agency;
(u) removal of a county seat; or
(v) any subject when prohibited by general law.
Section 12. Appropriation bills.-Laws making appropria-
tions for salaries of public officers and other current expenses
of the state shall contain provisions on no other subject.
Section 13. Required general laws.-The legislature shall
enact general laws providing for:
(a) the protection and promotion of the public health and
welfare, and natural resources of the state;
(b) suits against the state, its agencies and subdivisions;
(c) a state board of health and its powers and duties;
(d) such correctional and benevolent institutions as the
public good may require;
(e) a parole commission, prescribing the qualifications,
method of selection and terms of its members, which shall not
exceed six years, and empowering it to supervise persons on
probation and to grant parole or conditional releases to persons
under sentences for crime;
(f) adequate liens for mechanics and laborers on the sub-
ject matter of their labors;
(g) a public service commission composed of three com-
missioners to be elected from the state at large and the
powers and duties of the commission;
(h) an annual audit of all accounts of the state, counties,
school districts and special districts;
(i) the speedy publication and distribution of all laws it
may enact;

(j) an auditor to serve at the pleasure of the legislature;
and



(k) carrying into effect all the provisions of this con-
stitution.
Section 14. Term of office.-No office shall be created the
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Section 15. Civil service system.-By law there shall be
created a civil service system for state employees, except those
expressly exempted, and there may be created civil service
systems and boards for county, district or municipal employees
and for such officers thereof as are not elected or appointed
by the governor, and there may be authorized such boards
as are necessary to prescribe the qualifications, method of selec-
tion and tenure of such employees and officers.
Section 16. Terms and qualifications of legislators.-
(a) Senators. Senators shall be elected for appropriately
staggered terms of four years.
(b) Representatives. Members of the house of representa-
tives shall be elected for terms of two years in each even-
numbered year.
(c) Qualifications. Each legislator shall be at least twenty-
one years of age and an elector and resident of the district from
which elected.
(d) Assuming office-vacancies. Members of the legislature
shall take office upon election. Vacancies in legislative office
shall be filled only by election as provided by law.
Section 17. Legislative apportionment.-
(a) Senatorial and representative districts. The legisla-
ture at its regular session in the second year following each
decennial census, by joint resolution, shall apportion the state
in accordance with the constitution of the state and of the
United States into not less than forty nor more than fifty
consecutively numbered senatorial districts of either contiguous,
overlapping or identical territory, and into not less than eighty
nor more than one hundred twenty consecutively numbered
representative districts of either contiguous, overlapping or
identical territory. Should that session adjourn without adopt-
ing such joint resolution, the governor by proclamation shall
reconvene the legislature within thirty days in special appor-
tionment session which shall not exceed thirty consecutive days,
during which no other business shall be transacted, and it
shall be the mandatory duty of the legislature to adopt a joint
resolution of apportionment.
(b) Failure of legislature to apportion-judicial apportion-
ment. In the event a special apportionment session of the legis-
lature finally adjourns without adopting a joint resolution of
apportionment, the attorney general shall, within five days,
petition the supreme court of the state to make such apportion-
ment. Not later than the sixtieth day after the filing of such
petition, the supreme court shall file with the secretary of
state an order making such apportionment.

(c) Judicial review of apportionment. Within fifteen days
after the passage of the joint resolution of apportionment, the
attorney general shall petition the supreme court of the state
for a declaratory judgment determining the validity of the ap-
portionment. The supreme court, in accordance with its rules,
shall permit adversary interests to present their views and,
within thirty days from the filing of the petition, shall enter
its judgment.
(d) Effect of judgment in apportionment-extraordinary
apportionment session. A judgment of the supreme court of
the state determining the apportionment to be valid shall be
binding upon all the citizens of the state. Should the supreme
court determine that the apportionment made by the legislature
is invalid, the governor by proclamation shall reconvene the
legislature within five days thereafter in extraordinary appor-
tionment session which shall not exceed fifteen days, during
which the legislature shall adopt a joint resolution of appor-
tionment conforming to the judgment of the supreme court.
(e) Extraordinary apportionment session-review of appor-
tionment. Within fifteen days after the adjournment of an
extraordinary apportionment session, the attorney general shall
file a petition in the supreme court of the state setting forth
the apportionment resolution adopted by the legislature, or if
none has been adopted, reporting that fact to the court. Con-
sideration of the validity of a joint resolution of apportionment
shall be had as provided for in cases of such joint resolution
adopted at a regular or special apportionment session.



(f) Judicial reapportionment. Should an extraordinary ap-
portionment session fail to adopt a resolution of apportionment
or should the supreme court determine that the apportionment
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cation, for the remainder of the term if less than twenty-eight
months, otherwise until the first Tuesday after the first Monday
following the next general election. Vacancy in office shall occur
upon the creation of an office, upon the death of the incumbent
or his removal from office, resignation, succession to another
office, unexplained absence for six months, or failure to main-
tain the residence required when elected or appointed, and upon
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after receiving the petition of the attorney general, file with the
secretary of state an order making such apportionment.
Section 18. Impeachment.-
(a) The governor, members of the cabinet, justices of the
supreme court and judges of other courts shall be liable to
impeachment for misdemeanor in office. The house of repre-
sentatives by two-thirds vote of the members present shall have
the power to impeach an officer. The speaker of the house of
representatives shall have power at any time to appoint a com-
mittee to investigate charges against any officer subject to
impeachment.
(b) An officer impeached by the house of representatives
shall be disqualified from performing any official duties until
acquitted by the senate, and unless the governor is impeached,
he may by appointment fill the office until completion of the
trial.
(c) All impeachments by the house of representatives shall
be tried by the senate. The chief justice of the supreme court,
or an associate justice designated by him, shall preside at the
trial, except in a trial of the chief justice, in which case the
governor shall preside. The senate shall determine the time
for the trial of any impeachment and may sit for the trial
whether the house of representatives be in session or not; pro-
vided that the time fixed for such trial shall not be more
than six months after the impeachment. During an impeach-
ment trial senators shall be upon their oath or affirmation.
No officer shall be convicted without the concurrence of two-
thirds of the members of the senate present. Judgment of con-
viction in cases of impeachment shall remove the offender from
office and, in the discretion of the senate, may include dis-
qualifications to hold any office of honor, trust or profit. Con-
viction or acquittal shall not affect the civil or criminal re-
sponsibility of the officer.

ARTICLE IV
EXECUTIVE
Section 1. Governor.-
(a) The supreme executive power shall be vested in a gov-
ernor. He shall be commander-in-chief of all armed forces of
the state not in active service of the United States. He shall
take care that the laws be, faithfully executed, commission all
officers of the state and counties, and transact all necessary
business with the officers of government. He may require in-
formation in writing from all executive or administrative state
or county officers upon any subject relating to the duties of
their respective offices.
(b) He may initiate judicial proceedings in the name of
the state against any executive or administrative state, county
or municipal officer to enforce compliance with any duty or
restrain any unauthorized act.
(c) He may request in writing the opinion of the justices
of the supreme court as to the interpretation of any portion
of this constitution upon any question affecting his executive
powers and duties. The justices shall, subject to their rules of
procedure, permit interested persons to be heard on the ques-
tions presented and shall render their written opinion not ear-
lier than ten days from the filing and docketing of such request,
unless in their judgment such delay would cause public injury.
(d) He shall have power to call out the militia to preserve
the public peace, to execute the laws of the state, to suppress
insurrection, or to repel invasion.
(e) He shall by message at least once in each regular ses-
sion inform the legislature concerning the condition of the
state, propose such reorganization of the executive department
as will promote efficiency and economy, and recommend meas-
ures in the public interest.
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Section 2. Cabinet.-There shall be, a cabinet composed of
a secretary of state, an attorney general, a comptroller, a treas-
urer, a commissioner of agriculture and a commissioner of
education. In addition to the powers and duties specified herein,
they shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as
may be prescribed by law.

(a) The secretary of state shall keep the records of the
official acts of the legislative and executive departments.

(b) The attorney general shall be the chief state legal
officer.

(c) The comptroller shall serve as the chief fiscal officer of
the state, and shall audit and settle all state accounts.

(d) The treasurer shall keep all state funds and securities.
He shall disburse state funds only upon the order of the
comptroller countersigned by the governor.

(e) The commissioner of agriculture shall have supervision
of matters pertaining to agriculture except as otherwise pro-
vided by law.

(f) The commissioner of education shall have supervision
of matters pertaining to public education except as otherwise
provided by law.

Section 3. Election of governor and cabinet.-At a state-
wide general election in each calendar year the number of
which is even but not a multiple of four, the qualified electors
shall choose a governor and members of the cabinet each for
a term of four years beginning at noon on the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in January of the succeeding year.
When elected, each must be a qualified elector not less than
thirty years of age who has been a citizen and resident of the
state for the preceding ten years. No person who has, or but
for resignation would have, served as governor or acting gov-
ernor for more than two years in a term shall be elected to
that office for the succeeding term.

Section 4. Executive departments.-All functions of the
executive branch of state government shall be allotted among
not more than thirty departments, exclusive of those specifi-
cally provided for or authorized in this constitution. The ad-
ministration of each department, unless otherwise provided in
this constitution, shall be placed by law under the direct super-
vision of the governor, the governor and cabinet, a cabinet
member, or an officer or board appointed by and serving at the
pleasure of the governor, except that:

(a) The governor and the cabinet shall exercise with re-
spect to the policies of executive departments those powers
provided by law.
(b) When provided by law, confirmation by the senate or
the approval of three members of the cabinet shall be required
for appointment to or removal from any designated statutory
office.
(c) Boards authorized to grant and revoke licenses to en-
gage in regulated occupations shall be assigned to appropriate
departments and their members appointed for fixed terms, sub-
ject to removal only for cause.
Section 5. Suspensions-filling office during suspensions.-
(a) By executive order stating the ground and filed with
the secretary of state, the governor may suspend from office
any state officer not subject to impeachment, any officer of the
militia not in the active service of the United States, or any
county officer, for malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty,
drunkenness, incompetence, permanent inability to perform his
official duties, or commission of a felony, and may fill the
office by appointment for the period of suspension.
(b) The suspended officer shall be deemed to have acqui-
esced in the suspension and surrendered all claim to the office
unless within thirty days from the filing of the suspension
order he shall file with the secretary of state a written demand
for a hearing, which shall be accorded promptly before the



governor or a disinterested cabinet member designated in writ-
ing by the governor. All evidence supporting the suspension,
and such evidence as the officer may desire to offer in his de-
fense, shall be presented and recorded at the hearing and filed
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with the secretary of state a further order stating his findings
and confirming or revoking the suspension. If the order does
not revoke the suspension and reinstate the officer, the secretary
of state shall transmit to the senate, on the next day it is in
regular session, certified copies of the orders and the record of
the hearing. The senate may take further evidence and shall
sustain or disapprove the suspension. If it sustains the suspen-
sion or fails to act before adjourning, the officer shall be re-
moved from office as of the date of the original order of sus-
pension. If the senate disapproves the suspension, the officer
shall be reinstated for any remaining part of his term and
shall receive compensation from the state to the date of rein-
statement or to the date of expiration of his term, whichever is
earlier. If an order of suspension be transmitted to the senate
more than thirty days after the beginning of its session, con-
sideration thereof may be postponed to the next regular session
of the legislature. Removal proceedings shall not affect an offi-
cer's criminal or civil liability. A person suspended from office
and not reinstated shall be ineligible to appointment to that
office for four years.
(c) By order of the governor any municipal officer indicted
for crime may be suspended from office until acquitted, and the
office filled by appointment for the period of suspension, unless
these powers are vested elsewhere by law or the municipal
charter.
Section 6. Clemency.-
(a) By executive order filed with the secretary of state, the
governor may suspend collection of fines and forfeitures, grant
reprieves not exceeding sixty days and, with the approval of
three members of the cabinet, grant full or conditional pardons,
restore civil rights, commute punishment, and remit fines and
forfeitures for offenses except treason.
(b) In cases of treason he may grant reprieves until ad-
journment of the regular session of the legislature convening
next after the conviction, at which session the legislature may
grant a pardon or further reprieve; otherwise the sentence shall
be executed.
Section 7. Succession to office of governor.-
(a) The president of the senate shall become governor upon
failure for a period of thirty days of the governor-elect to
qualify, or upon death, resignation or removal of the governor.
Further succession to the office of governor shall devolve next
upon the speaker of the house of representatives and thereafter
as prescribed by law. A successor shall serve for the remainder
of the term.
(b) Upon impeachment of the governor and until comple-
tion of trial thereof, or during his physical or mental in-
capacity, the president of the senate shall act as governor.
Further succession as acting governor shall devolve next upon
the speaker of the house of representatives, and thereafter as
prescribed by law. Incapacity to serve as governor may be de-
termined by the supreme court upon due notice after docketing
of a written suggestion thereof by four cabinet members, and
in such case restoration of capacity shall be similarly deter-
mined after docketing of written suggestion thereof by the
governor, the legislature or four cabinet members. Incapacity
to serve as governor may also be established by certificate filed
with the supreme court by the governor declaring his incapacity
for physical reasons to serve as governor, and in such case
restoration of capacity shall be similarly established.
Section 8. Game and fresh water fish commission.-
(a) There shall be a game and fresh water fish commission
composed of five members appointed by the governor for terms
of five years, one term beginning on the first Tuesday after the
first Monday in January of each year. The commission shall an-
nually elect one of its members as chairman.

(b) The game and fresh water fish commission shall exer-
cise the non-judicial powers of the state with respect to wild
animal life other than salt-water aquatic life, except that all
license fees for taking wild life and penalties for violating
regulations of the commission shall be prescribed by specific
statute. The legislature may enact laws not inconsistent with
such regulations.



(c) The commission shall appoint, to serve at its pleasure,
a director who shall be its chief administrative officer.
(d) All funds resulting from the operation of the game
and fresh water fish commission, all gifts to it, and all funds












appropriated to it shall be expended by the commission in the
management, restoration, conservation and propagation of wild
animal life other than salt-water aquatic life. The commission
shall not incur obligations in excess of current resources. No
member of the commission shall be paid any sum in excess of
expenses incurred in performing official duties.

ARTICLE V
JUDICIARY
Section 1. Courts.-The judicial power shall be vested in
the courts herein provided for and such other courts as may be
established by law. Administrative officers or bodies may be
granted quasi-judicial power in matters connected with the
functions of their offices, and their orders shall be reviewed as
provided by law.
Section 2. Administration-practice and procedure.-
The supreme court shall adopt rules governing:
(a) The administrative supervision of all courts except
municipal courts and courts established by county charters;
(b) The assignment of justices and judges, including con-
senting retired justices and judges, to temporary duty in any
courts;
(c) Practice and procedure in all courts, including the time
for seeking appellate review;
(d) The times and places for holding court;
(e) The transfer of any matter to the proper court when
the jurisdiction of any court has been improvidently invoked.
Section 3. Chief justice.-
(a) The chief justice of the supreme court shall be the
chief administrative officer of the judicial system.
(b) At the beginning of each regular session of the legis-
lature the chief justice shall by message inform it of the
condition of the judicial system and recommend measures for
the improvement of the administration of justice.
Section 4. Supreme court.--
(a) Organization. There shall be a supreme court con-
sisting of seven justices, one of whom shall be chosen the chief
justice by the members of the court. Five justices shall con-
stitute a quorum. The concurrence of four shall be necessary to
a decision.
(b) Jurisdiction. The supreme court:
(1) Shall hear appeals from final judgments of trial courts
imposing the death penalty and from orders of trial courts
and decisions of district courts of appeal initially and directly
passing on the validity of a state statute or a federal statute
or treaty, or construing a provision of the state or federal
constitution.
(2) May review by certiorari any decision of a district
court of appeal that affects a class of constitutional or state
officers, 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 the supreme court on the same question of law, and
may issue writs of prohibition to courts and commissions in
causes within the jurisdiction of the supreme court to review,
and all writs necessary to the complete exercise of its jurisdic-
tion.
(3) When provided by law, shall hear appeals from final
judgments and orders of trial courts imposing life imprison-
ment or entered in proceedings for the validation of bonds or
certificates of indebtedness and issue writs of certiorari to
commissions established by law and writs of mandamus and
quo warrant to state officers and state agencies.
(4) In direct appeals and interlocutory reviews by certio-
rari the supreme court shall have jurisdiction to completely
determine the cause on review.



Section 5. District courts of appeal-appellate districts.-
The state by law shall be divided into not less than four ap-
pellate districts of contiguous counties. There shall be a dis-
trict court of appeal in each district consisting of not less than
three judges. Three judges shall consider each case, and the
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(a) District courts of appeal shall have jurisdiction to hear
appeals, which may be taken as a matter of right, from final
judgments or orders of trial courts, including those entered on
review of administrative action, not directly appealable to the
supreme court or a circuit court. They may review interlocutory
orders in such cases to the extent provided in rules adopted
by the supreme court.
(b) They shall have the powers of direct review of adminis-
trative action prescribed by law.
(c) A district court of appeal or any judge thereof may
issue writs of habeas corpus returnable before that district
court of appeal or any judge thereof or before any circuit judge
in that district. A district court of appeal may issue writs of
mandamus, certiorari, prohibition, quo warrant, and other
writs necessary to the complete exercise of its jurisdiction.
To the extent necessary to dispose of all issues in a cause prop-
erly before it, a district court of appeal may exercise any of
the appellate jurisdiction of the circuit courts.
Section 6. Circuit courts.-
(a) Judicial circuits. The state by law shall be divided
into not less than seventeen judicial circuits, each composed of
one county or contiguous counties, and containing at least
seventy-five thousand inhabitants according to the last decen-
nial census, except that the county of Monroe shall constitute
one of the circuits.
(b) Circuit courts. There shall be a circuit court in each
judicial circuit.
(c) Circuit judges. There shall be provided by law at
least one circuit judge in each circuit for each fifty thousand
inhabitants or major fraction thereof according to the last
census authorized by law. The county of residence of any cir-
cuit judge may be fixed by law, but shall not be changed with
respect to an incumbent during his continuous tenure in office
without his consent.
(d) Jurisdiction. The circuit courts shall have exclusive
original jurisdiction in all cases in equity except such equity
jurisdiction as may be conferred upon juvenile courts, in all
cases in law not cognizable by subordinate courts, in all cases
involving the legality of any tax, assessment or toll, in all
actions of ejectment or involving the title or boundaries of real
estate and in all criminal cases not cognizable by subordinate
courts. They shall have original jurisdiction of actions of force-
able entry and unlawful detainer and such other matters as
may be provided by law. They shall have final appellate juris-
diction of all misdemeanors and civil cases tried in subordinate
and municipal courts except probate, guardianship and incom-
petency proceedings in county judges' courts and cases appeal-
able directly to the supreme court. They shall have power to
issue writs of mandamus, injunction, quo warrant, certiorari,
prohibition, and habeas corpus, and all writs necessary or
proper to the complete exercise of their jurisdiction. Circuit
courts and circuit judges shall have such extraterritorial juris-
diction as may be prescribed by law.
(e) Recommendation to attorney general-report to legis-
lature. It shall be the duty of the judges of the circuit courts
to report to the attorney general at least thirty days before
each session of the legislature such defects in the laws as
may have been brought to their attention, and to suggest such
amendments or additional legislation as may be deemed neces-
sary. The attorney general shall report to the legislature at
each session such legislation as he may deem advisable.
(f) Clerk of circuit court. In each county a clerk of the
circuit court, who shall also be clerk of the board of county
commissioners, recorder, and ex officio auditor of the county,
shall be elected by the qualified electors of that county, to serve
a term of four years and to perform duties prescribed by law.
Section 7. County judges' courts.-
(a) Establishment. There shall be in each county a county
judge's court of which there shall be one or, if so provided
by law, more judges who shall be elected by the qualified elec-
tors of the county and shall hold office for four years.



(b) Jurisdiction. The county judges' courts shall have
original jurisdiction in matters of probate, guardianship, and
administration of estates of decedents, minors and incompetents;
in proceedings relating to forceable entry and unlawful de-
tainer; in such criminal matters as may be prescribed by law;
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circuit courts in which the demand or value of the property
involved shall not exceed an amount fixed by law.
Section 8. Criminal courts of record.-
(a) Organization and judges. A criminal court of record
may be established in any county by local law with one or, if
so provided by law, more judges who shall be elected by the;
qualified electors of the county, shall hold office for four years,
and shall be paid by the county.
(b) Jurisdiction. The criminal court of record shall have
jurisdiction of all criminal cases not capital triable within the
county.
Section 9. Court of records of Escambia County.-
(a) There shall be a court of record of Escambia County of
which there shall be:
(1) Two or, if so provided by law, more judges who shall
possess the qualifications and shall be elected at the times and
for the terms and shall receive the compensation, to be paid
by Escambia County, as provided for resident judges of the,
circuit court of Escambia County.
(2) A clerk who shall be elected by the electors of the
county at the times and for the terms provided for clerks
of circuit courts.
(3) A prosecuting officer styled county solicitor of Es-
cambia County who shall be elected by the electors of the
county at the times and for the terms as provided for the office
of governor.
(b) The court of records of Escambia County shall have
(1) Exclusive jurisdiction of all criminal cases not capi-
tal, but grand juries empaneled in the circuit court may indict
for crimes committed in the county.
(2) Concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit court of
Escambia County in all civil matters.
(3) Such other jurisdiction as may be provided by law.
(c) Procedure in and appeals from the court of records
of Escambia County shall be as is provided with respect to
circuit courts.
(d) To the extent and under conditions provided by law
judges of the circuit court of Escambia County may sit as
judges of the court of records of Escambia County and judges
of the court of records of Escambia County may sit as judges
of the circuit court of Escambia County.
Section 10. Courts of justices of the peace.-
(a) Districts. There shall be in each county not more than
five justice of the peace districts, the boundaries of which
shall be changed only by vote of the electors.
(b) Justices. In each justice of the peace district there shall
be one justice of the peace elected for a term of four years.
(c) Jurisdiction. Each justice of the peace shall be a com-
mitting magistrate with the powers prescribed by general
law; and shall have such civil jurisdiction in cases at law
in which the demand or value of property involved does not
exceed one hundred dollars and such trial jurisdiction in prose-
cutions of misdemeanors as may be fixed by general or local
law.
(d) Constables. If authorized by general or local law there
shall be in each justice of the peace district a constable elected
for a term of four years.
Section 11. Juvenile courts.-
(a) Establishment. A juvenile court may be established in
any county or district by or pursuant to general or local law
which shall fix the number, terms of not more than four years,
and qualifications of the judges and other officers of the court.
(b) Jurisdiction. Juvenile courts shall have the jurisdiction
prescribed by general law with respect to criminal prosecu-
tions and delinquency proceedings against, and the custody and
correction of, children.



Section 12. Justices and judges.-
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state and a resident within the territorial jurisdiction of his
court. A justice of the supreme court or judge of district court
of appeal must have been a member of the bar of Florida for
ten years. A judge of a circuit court or the court of record
of Escambia County must have been a member of the bar of
Florida for five years. Judges of other courts shall have the
qualifications fixed by law.
(b) Election. Justices and judges shall be elected by the
qualified electors resident within the territorial jurisdiction of
their respective courts.
(c) Terms. The terms of justices of the supreme court and
judges of district courts of appeal, circuit courts and judges of
the court of record of Escambia County shall be six years. The
terms of justices of the supreme court and judges of district
courts of appeal shall be appropriately staggered.
(d) Prohibited activities. Justices of the supreme court,
judges of district courts of appeal and judges of circuit courts
shall devote full time to their judicial duties. They shall not
engage in the practice of law or hold office in any political
party. Similar prohibitions with respect to judges of other
courts may be provided by law.
(e) Conservators of the peace. All judicial officers shall be
conservators of the peace, and shall have the powers of com-
mitting magistrates.
Section 13. Discipline-retirement-removal.-
(a) There shall be a judicial qualifications commission com-
posed of:
(1) Two judges of district courts of appeal, two judges
of circuit courts, and one judge of a county court selected by
the judges of the respective categories of courts;
(2) Two electors who have resided in, and been members
of the bar of Florida for eight years, appointed by the govern-
ing body of such bar;
(3) Three electors who have resided in the state for five
years and have never held judicial office or been members of the
bar, appointed by the governor.
(b) The members of the judicial qualifications commission
shall serve appropriately staggered terms fixed by law. No
member of the commission shall hold office in a political party
or, except as provided herein, public office. The commission
shall elect one of its members as its chairman.
(c) The supreme court shall adopt rules regulating pro-
ceedings by the commission and the temporary replacement of
disqualified or incapacitated members. After recommendation of
removal of any justice or judge, the proceedings of the com-
mission relating thereto shall be made public.
(d) Upon recommendation of the judicial qualifications
commission, concurred in by two-thirds of its members, the
supreme court may order that any justice or judge, except
judges of municipal courts and of courts of chartered counties,
may be disciplined by private reprimand; removed from office,
with termination of compensation, for wilful or persistent fail-
ure to perform his duties or for other conduct unbecoming a
member of the judiciary; or involuntarily retired for any dis-
ability which seriously interferes with the performance of his
duties and which is, or is likely to become permanent.
(e) A justice or judge shall not serve after attaining the
age of seventy years except to complete a term half of which
he has served.
(f) A justice or judge involuntarily retired for disability
after ten years of judicial service shall thereafter receive re-
tirement pay as fixed by law not less than two-thirds his com-
pensation at time of retirement.
(g) This section shall be cumulative to the powers of im-
peachment and executive removal.
(h) A justice or judge removed from office shall be subject
to discipline as an attorney for professional misconduct prior to
or during his tenure in office.
Section 14. State attorneys-prosecuting attorneys.-



(a) State attorneys. In each judicial circuit a state attor-
ney shall be elected for a term of four years by the qualified
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shall appoint such number of assistant state attorneys as may
be authorized by law.
(b) Prosecuting attorneys. For every criminal court of re-
cord there shall be a prosecuting attorney elected for a term of
four years by the qualified electors of the county, except in
those counties in which the duties of that office have been
vested in, and not withdrawn from, the state attorney by local
law or county ordinance subject to referendum.
Section 15. Grand juries.-
(a) The composition, length of service and number of grand
juries shall be prescribed by general law. For these purposes,
counties may be reasonably classified on the basis of population.
(b) A grand jury shall be convened in each county at least
once in each year.
(c) The proceedings of grand juries shall be regulated by
rules of the supreme court.
(d) Except as a reasonable incident to a report of its find-
ings relating to the care of public property, the conduct of
public business or the performance of duties by public officers
or employees, no grand jury shall make a presentment, other
than a formal charge of crime, which is derogatory of any
person.
Section 16. Attorneys, admission and discipline.-The su-
preme court shall have exclusive jurisdiction to regulate, in
such manner and through such agencies as may be prescribed
by its rules, the admission of persons to the; practice of law and
the discipline of persons admitted.
Section 17. Style of process.-The style of all process shall
be "The State of Florida" and all prosecutions shall be con-
ducted in the name and by the authority of the state.

ARTICLE VI
SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS
Section 1. Regulation of elections.-All elections by the peo-
ple shall be by direct and secret vote. General elections shall be
determined by a plurality of votes cast. Registration and elec-
tions shall, and political party functions may, be regulated by
law.
Section 2. Electors.-Every citizen of the United States who
is at least twenty-one years of age and who has been a perma-
nent resident for one year in the state and six months in a
county shall, upon registering as provided by law, be an elector
of that county at all elections. Provisions may be made by law
for other bona fide residents of the state who are at least
twenty-one years of age to register and vote in elections of
presidential electors.
Section 3. Oath.-Each eligible citizen upon registering
shall subscribe the following: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm)
that I will protect and defend the Constitution of the United
States and the Constitution of the State of Florida, and that I
am qualified to vote under the Constitution and laws of the
State of Florida."
Section 4. Disqualifications.-No person convicted of a fel-
ony or adjudicated in this or any other state to be mentally in-
competent shall be qualified to vote or hold office until restora-
tion of civil rights or removal of disability.
Section 5. General and special elections.-A general election
shall be held in each county on the first Tuesday after the first
Monday in November of each even-numbered year to choose a
successor to each elective state and county officer, other than
justices and judges, whose term will expire before the next
general election and, except as provided herein, to fill each
vacancy in elective office for the unexpired portion of the term.
Elections to choose justices and judges, special elections, and
referenda shall be held as provided by law.
Section 6. Municipal and district elections.-Registration
and elections in municipalities shall, and in other governmental
entities created by statute may, be provided for by law.

ARTICLE VII
LOCAL GOVERNMENT



Section 1. Counties.-
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the government of one or more municipalities located therein
may be consolidated into a single government which may exer-
cise any and all powers of the county and the several mu-
nicipalities. A consolidation plan may be provided by legislative
act or by act of the governing bodies of each of the govern-
ments affected. A consolidation plan shall become effective if
approved by the electors of the county, or of the county and
municipalities affected as may be provided in the plan. Con-
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into political subdivisions called counties. Counties may be
created, abolished or changed by law, with provision for pay-
ment or apportionment of the public debt. In every county
there shall be a county seat, which shall not be moved except
as provided by general law.
(b) Government. Pursuant to general or special law a
county government may be established by charter which shall
be adopted, amended or repealed only upon vote of the electors
of the county in a special election called for that purpose.
(c) County officers. In each county there shall be elected by
the qualified electors for a term of four years a sheriff, a tax
assessor, and a tax collector. Their powers, duties, and qualifi-
cations, except as provided in a county charter, shall be as
prescribed by law. The care and custody of all county funds
and a method of reporting and paying out all such funds shall
be provided for by law.
(d) Commissioners. Except when otherwise provided by
county charter, the governing body of each county shall be a
board of county commissioners composed of five members. After
each decennial census the board of county commissioners shall
divide the county into districts of contiguous territory as nearly
equal in population as practicable. One commissioner from
each district shall be elected by the qualified electors of the
county.
(e) Non-charter government. Counties shall have the power
of self-government except as otherwise provided by general or
special law. The board of county commissioners of a county not
operating under a charter may enact, in a manner prescribed
by law, county ordinances not inconsistent with law, but an
ordinance in conflict with a municipal ordinance shall not be
effective within the municipality to the extent of such conflict.
(f) Charter government. Counties operating under county
charters shall have all powers of local self-government not in-
consistent with general law. The legislative body of a county
operating under a charter may enact county ordinances not in-
consistent with general law. The charter shall provide which
shall prevail in the event of conflict between county and munici-
pal ordinances.
(g) Taxes-limitation. Property situate within municipal-
ities shall not be subject to taxation for services rendered
by the county exclusively for the benefit of the property or
residents in unincorporated areas.
(h) Violation of ordinances. Persons violating county ordi-
nances shall be prosecuted and punished as provided by law.
(i) County seat. In every county there shall be a county
seat at which shall be located the principal offices and per-
manent records of all county officers. Branch offices for the
conduct of county business may be established elsewhere in
the county by law. No instrument shall be deemed recorded
in the county until filed at the county seat according to law.
Section 2. Municipalities.-
(a) Establishment. Municipalities may be established or
abolished and their charters amended pursuant to general or
special law. When any municipality is abolished provision shall
be made for the protection of its creditors.
(b) Powers. Municipalities shall have the power of self-
government. They shall have governmental, corporate and pro-
prietary powers to enable them to conduct municipal govern-
ment, perform municipal functions and render municipal serv-
ices, and may exercise any power for municipal purposes ex-
cept as otherwise provided by law. Each municipal legislative
body shall be elective.
(c) Annexation. Municipal annexation of unincorporated
territory, merger of municipalities, and exercise of extraterri-
torial powers by municipalities shall be as provided by general
or special law.

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the payments of pre-existing debt except to areas whose resi-
dents receive a benefit from the facility or service for which
the indebtedness was incurred.
Section 4. Transfer of powers.-Any functions or powers
of a municipality or a special district may be transferred to
the county in which the municipality or special district is
located or to any other municipality or special district in the
county, after approval by vote of the electors of the transferor
and approval of the governing body of the transferee.
Section 5. Cooperation between governmental units.-Any
local governmental unit may contract and cooperate with other
local governmental units, with the state, or with the United
States in the exercise of any of its authorized proprietary
functions for the planning, development, construction, acquisi-
tion, or operation of any public improvement or facility or for
a common service.
Section 6. Local options.-Local option on the legality or
prohibition of the sale of intoxicating liquors, wines or beers
shall be preserved to each county. The status of a county with
respect thereto shall be changed only by vote of the electors
in a special election called upon the petition of twenty-five
per cent of the electors of the county, and not sooner than two
years after an earlier election on the same question. Where
legal, the sale of intoxicating liquors, wines and beer shall be
regulated by law.

ARTICLE VIII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
Section 1. Taxation-appropriations-state expenses.-
(a) No tax shall be levied except in pursuance of law.
Each form of taxation except ad valorem taxes may be pre-
empted to the state by general law.
(b) No money shall be drawn from the treasury except in
pursuance of appropriation made by law.
(c) Provision shall be made by law for raising sufficient
revenue to defray the expenses of the state for each fiscal
period.
Section 2. Uniform and equal rate of taxation; special
rates.-
(a) The legislature shall provide for a uniform and equal
rate of taxation and shall prescribe such regulations as shall
secure a just valuation of all property, both real and personal.
(b) The tax on intangible personal property shall never
exceed two mills on the dollar of assessed value; provided
that as to any obligations secured by mortgage, deed of trust,
or other lien on real estate wherever located, an intangible tax
of not more than two mills on the dollar may be levied by
law to be in lieu of all other intangible assessments on such
obligations.
(c) Goods, wares, commodities and merchandise, commonly
known as stock in trade or inventory and livestock, may be
exempted in part from ad valorem taxation as personal or
tangible property as the legislature may prescribe by general
law of uniform operation throughout the state.
(d) No state ad valorem taxes shall be levied upon real
estate or tangible personal property.
Section 3. Motor vehicles.-In lieu of all ad valorem taxes,
motor vehicles, boats, airplanes, trailers, trailer coaches and
mobile homes, as defined by law, shall for their operation be
subject to a license tax in such amount and levied for such
purposes as may be prescribed by law.
Section 4. Estate, inheritance and income taxes.-No tax
upon estates or inheritances or upon the income of residents
or citizens of the state shall be levied by the state, or under
its authority, in excess of the aggregate of amounts which
may be allowed to be credited upon or deducted from any
similar tax levied by the United States.
Section 5. Exemptions.-



(a) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively,
to the head of a family residing in this state, household goods
and personal effects to the value of one thousand dollars, and
to every widow and every person who has lost a limb or been
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(b) Any property used exclusively for municipal, educa-
tional, literary, scientific, religious, charitable or public pur-
poses may be exempted by law from taxation.
Section 6. Homestead exemptions.-
(a) Real estate, or any legal or equitable interest therein,
maintained as a bona fide permanent home for the owner or
another legally or naturally dependent upon him, shall be
exempt from taxation, except assessments for special benefits,
to the extent of five thousand dollars of assessed value. The real
estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties,
jointly, in common, or indirectly by stock ownership in a cor-
poration owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of
ninety-eight years.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any
individual or married couple. No exemption shall exceed:
(1) the value of the interest of the owner, legal, equitable
or indirect, in the property assessed;
(2) within a municipality, the value of the real estate
actually occupied as the home; or
(3) outside a municipality, one hundred sixty acres of
contiguous land.
(c) By vote of its electors any county, municipality or spe-
cial district may eliminate or reduce the amount of such
exemption, or cause the same to be inapplicable, in whole or
in part, to the taxes levied for school, county, municipal or
special district purposes respectively. It shall be the duty of
the governing body of any county, municipality or special
district, upon petition of ten per cent of its qualified electors
who are freeholders, to call an election for such purpose. The
election may be held separately or with any other election not
sooner than two years after an earlier election under this
section.
Section 7. Pari-mutuel taxes.-All or any portion of the
excise taxes levied upon the operation of pari-mutuel pools may
be allocated by law and distributed to the several counties in
equal amounts.
Section 8. Aid to local government.-State funds may be
appropriated to the several counties, county and district school
boards, municipalities or special districts upon such conditions
as may be provided by general law.
Section 9. Local taxes.-Counties and municipalities shall,
and special districts may, be authorized by law to levy taxes
for their respective purposes, except ad valorem taxes on in-
tangible property, and taxes prohibited by this constitution.
Section 10. Local school taxes.-County and school district
taxes for the support of public schools shall be authorized by
law. No ad valorem tax for current school operating expenses
in excess of ten mills on the dollar of assessed value of property
shall be levied except when higher maximum taxes, for periods
not exceeding two years, are approved by vote of the electors
of the county or school district who pay therein a tax on real
or personal property.
Section 11. Pledging credit.-Neither the state nor any
county, school district, municipality, special district, or agency
of any of them, shall become a joint owner with, or stock-
holder of, or give, lend, or use its taxing power or credit di-
rectly or indirectly to aid any corporation, association, partner-
ship, or person.
Section 12. State bonds.-The legislature shall have power
to provide for issuing state bonds only for the purpose of re-
pelling invasion or suppressing insurrection.
Section 13. Local bonds.-Counties, county school boards,
district school boards, municipalities, and special districts may
issue bonds payable from ad valorem taxation only when au-
thorized by law for capital projects and only when approved
by a majority of the votes cast in an election by the electors
of the county, school district, municipality or special district
who are owners of freeholds therein which are not wholly ex-



empt from taxation. No election shall be required for bonds
issued exclusively for the purpose of refunding outstanding
bonds or the interest thereon of such county, county school
board, school district, municipality or special district.
Section 14. Relief from illegal taxes.-Until payment of all
taxes which have been legally assessed upon the property of












the same owner, no court shall grant relief from the payment
of any tax that may be illegal or illegally assessed.

ARTICLE IX
EDUCATION
Section 1. Free public schools and higher education.-Ade-
quate provision shall be made by law for the establishment,
maintenance and operation of a uniform system of free public
schools and institutions of higher learning.
Section 2. State board of education.-The governor and
members of the cabinet shall constitute a state board of educa-
tion, which shall be a body corporate and have such supervi-
sion of public schools and institutions of higher learning as
may be provided by law.
Section 3. Board of regents.-The board charged with re-
sponsibility for institutions of higher learning may have terms
prescribed by law exceeding four years.
Section 4. School districts-school boards.-
(a) Two or more contiguous counties may be combined by
law into a school district. In each county or school district
there shall be a school board composed of five members meeting
requirements of residence fixed by general law and, if au-
thorized by local law, not more than six additional members
meeting residence requirements fixed by local law, all elected by
the electors of the county or school district for terms of four
years staggered as provided by law.
(b) The school board shall operate, control and supervise
all public schools within the county or school district and de-
termine the rate of county or school district school taxes. Two
or more counties or school districts may, if authorized by law,
operate and finance joint educational programs.
Section 5. Superintendent of schools.-In each county or
school district there shall be a superintendent of schools who
shall be elected at the general election in each year the num-
ber of which is a multiple of four, for a term of four years;
except that, when provided by local law, subject to referen-
dum in the county or school district, the superintendent of
schools shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the
school board. The local law may be repealed, subject to refer-
endum in the county or school district, only after it has been
in effect for three years. The qualifications, powers and du-
ties of the superintendent of schools shall be prescribed by law.
Section 6. Public school fund.-In each county and school
district there shall be established a public school fund consist-
ing of the proceeds of such ad valorem taxes on the taxable
tangible property in the county or school district as may be
provided by law, any state appropriations distributed to it,
and any revenue derived from any other source for the sup-
port and maintenance of free public schools. The school board
shall disburse the public school fund solely for the support
and maintenance of free public schools as prescribed by gen-
eral law. No law shall be enacted authorizing the diversion
or lending of the fund or the use of any part of it for support
of any sectarian school.
Section 7. State school funds.-
(a) The state school fund, the interest of which shall be
exclusively applied to the support and maintenance of public
free schools, shall be derived from the following sources:
(1) The proceeds of all lands that have been or may
hereafter be granted to the state by the United States for pub-
lic school purposes;
(2) Donations to the state when the purpose is not spec-
ified;
(3) Appropriations by the state;
(4) The proceeds of escheated property or forfeitures;
and
(5) Twenty-five per cent of the sales of public lands
which are now or may hereafter be owned by the state.
(b) The principal of the state school fund shall remain sa-
cred and inviolate.



(c) Provision shall be made by law for the apportionment
and distribution of the interest on the state school fund and



all other means provided for the support and maintenance of
public free schools, among the several counties of the state in
proportion to the average attendance upon schools in the said
counties respectively.

ARTICLE X
MISCELLANEOUS
Section 1. Amendments to United States Constitution.-

The legislature shall not take action on any proposed amend-
ment to the constitution of the United States unless a majority
of the members thereof have been elected after the proposed
amendment has been submitted for ratification.
Section 2. Militia.-
(a) The militia shall be composed of all able-bodied inhab-
itants of the state who are or have declared their intention
to become citizens of the United States; and no person be-
cause of religious creed or opinion shall be exempted from
military duty except upon conditions provided by law.
(b) The organizing, equipping, housing, maintaining, and
disciplining of the militia, and the safekeeping of public arms
may be provided for by law.
(c) The governor shall appoint all commissioned officers
of the militia, including an adjutant general who shall be chief
of staff. The appointment of all general officers shall be sub-
ject to confirmation by the senate.
(d) The qualifications of personnel and officers of the fed-
erally recognized national guard, including the adjutant gen-
eral, and the grounds and proceedings for their discipline and
removal shall conform to United States army regulations and
usages.
Section 3. Homestead-exemptions. -
(a) Thcre shall be exempt from forced sale under process
of any court, and no judgment, decree or execution shall be
a lien thereon, except for the payment of taxes and assess-
ments thereon, obligations contracted for the purchase, im-
provement or repair thereof, or obligations contracted for
house, field or other labor performed on the realty, the fol-
lowing property owned by the head of a family:
(1) a homestead, if located outside a municipality, to the
extent of one hundred sixty acres of contiguous land and im-
provements thereon, which shall not be reduced without the
owner's consent by reason of subsequent inclusion in a mu-
nicipality; or if located within a municipality, to the extent
of one-half acre of contiguous land, upon which the exemp-
tion shall be limited to the residence of the owner or his fam-
ily;
(2) personal property to the value of one thousand dol-
lars.
(b) These exemptions shall inure to the surviving spouse
or heirs of the owner.
(c) The homestead shall not be subject to devise if the
owner is survived by spouse or minor child. The owner of
homestead real estate, joined by the spouse if married, may
alienate the homestead by mortgage, sale or gift and, if mar-
ried, may by deed transfer the title to an estate by the en-
tirety with the spouse. If the owner or spouse is incompetent,
the method of alienation or encumbrance shall be as provided
by law.
Section 4. Coverture and property.-There shall be no
distinction between married women and married men in the
holding, control, disposition or encumbering of their property,
both real and personal; except that dower or courtesy may be
established and regulated by law.
Section 5. Eminent domain.-
(a) No private property or right of way shall be taken
for a public purpose without full and just compensation there-
for, including damages arising from the taking, as determined
by a jury, paid to each owner or secured by deposit in the
registry of the court and available to the owner.



(b) Title and possession of the property may be taken be-
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available to the owner, of a sum found by the judge of the
court to be fair and reasonable after a hearing pursuant to
reasonable notice as provided by law.
(c) Any owner may accept or withdraw from the regis-
try of the court the deposit made before judgment without
waiving the right to jury trial, or the deposit of the sum
awarded by judgment after trial without waiving the right of
appeal. No appeal from any order or judgment of taking shall
operate as a supersedeas.
(d) Provision may be made by law for the taking, by like
proceedings, of rights of access to, or for drainage or irriga-
tion of, the land of one person over or through the land of
another.
Section 6. Lotteries.-All lotteries are prohibited other
than pari-mutuel pools regulated by law.
Section 7. Census. -
(a) Each decennial census of the state taken by the United
States shall be an official census of the state.
(b) Each decennial census, for the purpose of classifica-
tions based upon population, shall become effective on the
thirtieth day after the final adjournment of the regular session
of the legislature convened next after certification of the cen-
sus.
Section 8. Repeal of criminal statutes.-Repeal or amend-
ment of a criminal statute shall not affect prosecution or pun-
ishment for any crime previously committed.
Section 9. Felony-definition.-The term "felony" as used
herein and in the laws of this state shall mean any criminal
offense that is punishable under the laws of this state, or that
would be punishable if committed in this state, by death or by
imprisonment in the state penitentiary.
Section 10. Rules of construction.-Unless qualified in the
text the following rules of construction shall applyto to this
constitution:
(a) "Herein" refers to the entire constitution.
(b) The singular includes the plural.
(c) The masculine includes the feminine and the neuter.
(d) "Vote of the electors" means thtevote of the majority
of those voting on the matter in an election, general or spe-
cial, in which those participating are limited to the qualified
electors of the governmental unit referred to in the text.
(e) Vote or other action of a legislative house or other
governmental body means the vote or action of a majority or
other specified percentage of those members voting on the
matter. "Of the membership" means "of all members thereof".
(f) Titles and subtitles shall not be used in construction.

ARTICLE XI
AMENDMENTS
Section 1. Proposal by legislature.-Amendment of a sec-
tion or revision of one or more articles, or the whole, of
this constitution may be proposed by joint resolution agreed
to by three-fifths of the membership of each house of the leg-
islature. The full text of the joint resolution and the yeas
and nays of the members shall be entered on the journal of
each house.
Section 2. Revision commission.-
(a) Within thirty days after the adjournment of the regu-
lar session of the legislature convened in the tenth year fol-
lowing that in which this constitution is adopted, and each
twentieth year thereafter, there shall be established a constitu-
tion revision commission composed of the following thirty seven
members:
(1) The attorney general of the state;
(2) twelve members selected by the governor;



(3) twelve members selected by the chief justice of the
supreme court of Florida with the advice of the justices; and
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representatives and six members selected by the president of
the senate.
(b) The governor shall designate one member of the com-
mission as its chairman. Vacancies in the membership of the
commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original
appointments.
(c) Each constitution revision commission shall convene at
the call of its chairman, adopt its rules of procedure, ex-
amine the constitution of the state, hold public hearings, and,
not later than one hundred eighty days prior to the next gen-
eral election, file with the secretary of state its proposal, if
any, of a revision of this constitution or any part of it.
Section 3. Initiative.-The power to propose amendments
to any section of this constitution by initiative is reserved
to the people. It may be invoked by filing with the secretary
of state a petition containing a copy of the proposed amend-
ment, signed by a number of electors in each of one half
of the congressional districts of the state, and of the state as
a whole, equal to eight per cent of the votes cast in each of
such districts respectively and in the state as a whole in the
last preceding election in which presidential electors were
chosen.
Section 4. Constitutional convention.-The power to con-
sider a revision of the entire constitution is reserved to the
people. It may be invoked by filing with the secretary of state
a petition, containing a declaration that a constitutional con-
vention is desired, signed by a number of electors in each of
one half of the congressional districts of the state, and of the
state as a whole, equal to fifteen per cent of the votes cast in
each such district respectively and in the state as a whole in
the last preceding election of presidential electors.
At the next general election held more than ninety days af-
ter the filing of such petition there shall be submitted to the
electors of the state the question: "Shall a constitutional con-
vention be held?" If a majority voting on the question vote in
the affirmative, at the next succeeding general election there
shall be, elected from each representative district a member
of a constitutional convention. On the twenty-first day follow-
ing that election, the convention shall sit at the capital, elect
officers, adopt rules of procedure, judge the election of its
membership, and fix a time and place for its future meetings.
Not later than ninety days before the next succeeding general
election, the convention shall cause to be filed with the secre-
tary of state any revision of this constitution proposed by it.

Section 5. Amendment or revision election.-
(a) A proposed amendment to or revision of this constitu-
tion, or any part of it, shall be submitted to the electors at
the next general election held more than ninety days after
the joint resolution, initiative petition or report of revision
commission or constitutional convention proposing it is filed
with the secretary of state, unless, pursuant to law enacted
by the affirmative vote of three-fourths of the membership of
each house of the legislature and limited to a single amend-
ment or revision, it is submitted at an earlier special election
held more than ninety days after such filing.
(b) Once in the tenth week, and once in the sixth week
immediately preceding the week in which the election is held,
the proposed amendment or revision, with notice of the date
of election at which it will be submitted to the electors, shall
be published in one newspaper of general circulation in each
county in which a newspaper is published.
(c) If the proposed amendment or revision is approved
by vote of the electors, it shall be effective as an amendment
to or revision of the constitution of the state on the first Tues-
day after the first Monday in January following the election, or
on such other date as may be specified in the amendment or
revision.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE



Section 1. Constitution of 1885 superseded.-The Constitu-
tion of Florida adopted in 1885, as amended from time to
time, is superseded by this constitution except those sections
expressly retained and made a part of this constitution by
reference.












Section 2. Counties-county seats-municipalities-districts.
-The status of the following items as they exist on the date
this constitution becomes effective is recognized and shall be
continued until changed in accordance with law: the counties
of the state; their status with respect to the legality of the
sale of intoxicating liquors, wines and beer; the method of
selection of county officers; the performance of municipal func-
tions by county officers; the county seats; and the municipali-
ties and special districts of the state, their powers, jurisdic-
tion and government.
Section 3. Sarasota county-homestead tax exemption.-
The status of Sarasota county as respects homestead tax ex-
emption under Article X, section 7, of the Constitution of
1885, as amended, shall continue in effect until changed by
the procedure specified in Article VIII, section 6(c) of this
constitution.
Section 4. Officers to continue in office.-Every person hold-
ing office when this constitution becomes effective shall con-
tinue in office for the remainder of the term if that office is
not abolished. If the office is abolished the incumbent shall
be paid adequate compensation, to be fixed by law, for the
loss of emoluments for the remainder of the term.
Section 5. State commissioner of education.-The state su-
perintendent of public instruction in office on the effective
date of this constitution shall become and, for the remainder
of the term being served, shall be the commissioner of educa-
tion.
Section 6. Superintendent of schools.-
(a) On the effective date of this constitution the county
superintendent of public instruction of each county shall be-
come and, for the remainder of the term being served, shall
be the superintendent of schools of that county.
(b) The method of selection of the county superintendent
of public instruction of each county, as provided by or under
the Constitution of 1885, as amended, shall apply to the selec-
tion of the county superintendent of schools until changed as
herein provided.
Section 7. Laws preserved.-
(a) All laws in effect upon the adoption of this constitu-
tion, to the extent not inconsistent with it, shall remain in
force until they expire by their terms or are repealed.
(b) All statutes which, under the Constitution of 1885,
as amended, apply to the state superintendent of public in-
struction and those which apply to the county superintendent
of public instruction shall under this constitution apply, re-
spectively, to the state commissioner of education and the
county superintendent of schools.
Section 8. Rights reserved.-
(a) All actions, rights of action, claims, contracts and
obligations of individuals, corporations and public bodies or
agencies existing on the date this constitution becomes effec-
tive shall continue to be valid as if this constitution had not
been adopted. All taxes, penalties, fines and forfeitures owing
to the state under the Constitution of 1885, as amended, shall
inure to the state under this constitution, and all sentences as
punishment for crime shall be executed according to their
terms.
(b) This constitution shall not be retroactive so as to create
any right or liability which did not exist under the Constitution
of 1885, as amended, based upon matters occurring prior to
the adoption of this constitution.
Section 9. Public debts recognized.-All bonds, revenue cer-
tificates, revenue bonds and tax anticipation certificates issued
pursuant to the Constitution of 1885, as amended, by the state,
any agency, political subdivision or public corporation of the
state shall remain in full force and effect and shall be secured
by the same sources of revenue as before the adoption of
this constitution, and, to the extent necessary to effectuate
this section, the applicable provisions of the Constitution of
1885, as amended, are retained as a part of this constitution
until payment in full of these public securities.
Section 10. Bonds.-Sections 16 and 17 of Article IX and
Sections 18 and 19 of Article XII of the Constitution of 1885,
as amended, as they existed immediately before this constitu-
tion becomes effective are adopted by this reference as a part
of this constitution as completely as though incorporated
herein verbatim.



Section 11. Judiciary.-
(a) Existing courts recognized. All courts existing when



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this constitution becomes effective are hereby recognized as
courts of the same name under this constitution with the same
justices, judges and other officers serving the same terms and,
except as herein otherwise provided, exercising the same juris-
diction; provided cases properly pending when this constitu-
tion becomes effective shall be determined by the court in
which filed.
(b) Retirement. No justice or judge holding office immedi-
ately after this constitution becomes effective who held state
judicial office on June 30, 1957, shall be subject to retirement
from judicial office pursuant to Article V, Section 13(e).
(c) Number of judges. Until increased by law, the number
of judges of the circuit court in each circuit shall be the
minimum required by Article V, Section 6(c), with one addi-
tional judge in the circuit in which Duval County is located
whose salary and expenses shall be paid by Duval County;
there shall be an additional circuit judge in the county in
which the state capital is located.
(d) Courts abolished. Any law enacted within ten years
from the date this constitution becomes effective which
abolishes any court created by statute may provide that all
judges of such court, if otherwise qualified, shall become, for
the remainder of their terms, judges of the court to which is
transferred the major part of the jurisdiction of the court
abolished.
Section 12. Ordinances.-Local laws relating only to unin-
corporated areas of a county on the effective date of this con-
stitution may be amended or repealed by county ordinance.
Section 13. Preservation of existing government.-All pro-
visions of the Constitution of 1885, as amended, not embraced
herein which are not inconsistent with this constitution shall
become statutes subject to modification or repeal as are other
statutes.
Section 14. Consolidation and home rule.-Article VIII, sec-
tions 9, 10, 11 and 24, of the Constitution of 1885, as amended,
shall remain in full force and effect as to each county affected
until that county shall adopt a charter or home rule plan
pursuant to this constitution.
Section 15. Deletion of obsolete schedule items.-The legis-
lature shall have power, by joint resolution, to delete from
this constitution any section of this Article XII, including this
section, when all events to which the section to be deleted is
or could become applicable have occurred..A legislative deter-
mination of fact made as a basis for application of this sec-
tion shall be subject to judicial review.
Section 16. Senators.-The requirements of staggered terms
of senators in Section 16 of Article III of this constitution
shall apply only to senators elected in November, 1972, and
thereafter.
Section 17. Effective date.-This constitution shall become
effective at 12:01 o'clock A.M. Eastern Standard Time, Novem-
ber 15, A.D. 1967.

MR. CHAPPELL IN THE CHAIR


Committee of the Whole House
On motion by Mr. Rowell, at the hour of 10:25 A.M., the
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House.

Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:45 P.M.
A quorum was present.


Report of the Committee on Constitutional Revision
Mr. Dubbin, as Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional
Revision, announced the appointment of Representatives Mann,
Osborne and Stallings as a subcommittee to organize debate
on certified questions.


Adjournment



On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House adjourned at 4:50 P.M.
to reconvene at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.



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EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1967



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



Mr. Speaker Featherstone
Alvarez Firestone
Andrews Fleece
Arnold Fortune, E. M.
Ashler Fortune, J.
Baker Gallen
Bassett Gautier
Beck Gibson
Bevis Gillespie
Bird Gissendanner
Blalock Gorman
Brantley Graham
Briggs Grange
Brower Grizzle
Caldwell Gustafson
Campbell Harris
Chappell Hartnett
Clark Hector
Conway Hodes
Crabtree Holloway
Craig Humphrey
D'Alemberte Inman
Danahy James
Davis Kennelly
De Young King
Dubbin Land
Ducker Lewis
Eddy Lindsey
Elmore Mann
Excused: Representatives C
Smith; also Representative F<
A quorum was present.



Martinez, E. L.
Martinez, J. M.
Matthews
Mattox
McDonald
McNulty
Middlemas
Miers
Mixson
Murphy
Myers
Nergard
Nichols
Osborne
Papy
Pettigrew
Pfeiffer
Poorbaugh
Powell
Pratt
Prominski
Rainey
Randell
Redman
Reed
Reedy
Reeves
Register
Robinson



Rowell
Rude
Rust
Ryals
Sackett
Savage
Scarborough
Schultz
Sessums
Shadley
Shaw
Singleton
Spicola
Stafford
Stallings
Stevens
Sweeny
Tillman
Tucker
Tyre
Walker
Wells
Whitson
Williams
Wolfson
Yancey
Yarborough



,rider, Culbreath, McKinley, and
erre for the Morning Session.



Prayer
Prayer by the Honorable William R. Conway:
Let us Pray. Almighty God in Heaven, as we bow our
heads and lift our hearts to Thee, we praise *and adore
Thy Holy Name, for Thou art God of the Universe and
yet mindful of man, and we acknowledge our dependence
on Thee. We give thanks for all Thy many blessings, for
life itself and for the opportunity to serve Thee. We con-
fess our weaknesses and ask for Thy forgiveness. We pray
that Thou wilt make us humble and always willing to in-
tercede for those less fortunate; and now, Our Gracious
Heavenly Father, we petition Thee for the strength, cour-
age, and wisdom to do Thy will, and our best for the future
of our State. These things we ask in Thy Holy Name.
Amen.

The Journal
The Journal of August 1 was ordered corrected and approved
as follows: On page 8, column 2, line 15 from top, after "in-
corporation" strike "of" and insert "or". On page 11, column
1, line 13 from bottom, after "bonds" insert "or"; in column
2, line 29 from top, strike "east" and insert "least" and in
line 14 from bottom, strike "reorder" and insert "recorder".

Announcement
The Speaker announced he is reconstituting the Committee
on Rules & Calendar for this Extraordinary Session with the
same membership as served on the committee for the Regular
Session.



INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE
By Representatives Myers, Dubbin, Reed, Pettigrew, Gautier,
and Graham-
HCR 4-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution establishing com-
mon guidelines and an approach to constitutional revision and
the framing of a modern constitution for Florida.
The Speaker declared HCR 4-XXX (67) to be within the
purview of the Governor's call and the concurrent resolution
was read the first time in full and referred to the Committee
on Constitutional Revision.
By Representatives Kennelly, Poorbaugh, Campbell, and
Grange-
HM 5-XXX(67)-A memorial to the Congress of the United
States asking investigation of the Israelian attack on the
United States Navy ship, Liberty.
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
memorial was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.
By Representatives Turlington, Stallings, Dubbin, Schultz,
Pettigrew, Sessums, Mann, Osborne, De Young, Reed, and
Land-
HJR 6-XXX(67)-A joint resolution proposing a revision
of the Constitution of Florida.
The Speaker declared HJR 6-XXX(67) to be within the pur-
view of the Governor's call and the joint resolution was read
the first time in full and referred to the Committee on Con-
stitutional Revision.
By Representatives Pratt, Tyre, E. M. Fortune, Grange,
Campbell, Miers, Kennelly, Papy, Andrews, Elmore, Ducker,
Craig, Beck, Wells, Williams, Inman, Bevis, Gallen, Chappell,
Danahy, Hodes, Alvarez, Sackett, Clark, J. Fortune, Gorman,
King, Singleton, Tillman, Ashler, Matthews, and Lindsey-
HB 7-XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act relating to
constitutional revision; authorizing an appropriation for the
purpose of publicizing the proposed constitution; prescribing
the use of said funds; providing an effective date.
The Speaker declared HB 7-XXX(67) to be within the pur-
view of the Governor's call and the bill was read the first time
by title and referred to the Committees on Constitutional Re-
vision and Appropriations.
By Representative Gallen-
HR 8-XXX(67)-A resolution expressing sorrow of the
House of Representatives over the demise of Frank Bass.
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
resolution was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.

Committee of the Whole House
On motion by Mr. Rowell, at the hour of 10:15 A.M., the
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House.

Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 5:00 P.M.
A quorum was present.

Adjournment
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House adjourned at 5:05 P.M.
to reconvene at 9:30 A.M. tomorrow.



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PROCEEDINGS AT TALLAHASSEE OF THE FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE
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EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1967



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 9:30 A.M.
The following Members were recorded present:



Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Arnold
Ashler
Baker
Bassett
Beck
Bevis
Bird
Blalock
Brantley
Briggs
Caldwell
Campbell
Clark
Conway
Crabtree
Craig
Crider
D'Alemberte
Danahy
Davis
De Young
Dubbin
Ducker
Eddy
Elmore
Featherstone



Ferre Martinez, J. M.
Firestone Matthews
Fleece Mattox
Fortune, E. M. McDonald
Fortune, J. McNulty
Gallen Middlemas
Gautier Miers
Gibson Mixson
Gillespie Murphy
Gissendanner Myers
Graham Nergard
Grange Nichols
Gustafson Osborne
Harris Papy
Hartnett Pettigrew
Hector Pfeiffer
Hodes Poorbaugh
Holloway Powell
Humphrey Prominski
Inman Randell
James Redman
Kennelly Reed
King Reedy
Land Reeves
Lewis Register
Lindsey Robinson
Mann Rowell
Martinez, E. L. Rude



Rust
Ryals
Sackett
Savage
Scarborough
Schultz
Sessums
Shadley
Shaw
Singleton
Smith
Spicola
Stafford
Stallings
Stevens
Sweeny
Tillman
Tucker
Tyre
Walker
Wells
Whitson
Williams
Wolfson
Yancey
Yarborough



Excused: Representatives Alvarez, Chappell, Culbreath, Gor-
man, Grizzle, McKinley, and Pratt.
A quorum was present.


Memorial Prayer
The following special memorial prayer was given by the
Honorable Robert C. De Young:
Last night, in the wisdom of Almighty God, he felt
right to call home Walter E. Rountree who was General
Counsel for the State Treasurer and husband of our
Speaker's secretary, Helen Rountree; and also Mr. George
Perry, father of Mrs. Ted Alvarez, Jr. We ask you to bow
your heads in prayer and remember the families of these
people at this time.
In John 14:1, we read "Let not your heart be troubled."
Spirit of God, descend upon our hearts and make them
sing with the gladness of eternal springtime. Even in the
midst of the darkest winter of trial and sorrow, breathe
peace and comfort and strength into the lives of all God's
children who faint and grow weary. Guide our stumbling
feet into pastures of tender greenness and beside still waters
of refreshment. Glorify the name of the Lord in lives
redeemed by His grace, making them shine more brightly
as shadows grow darker. May all who are Thine be led
to seek continually Thy guidance as they look toward and
plan for the things that lie ahead. In the Master's name,
we pray. Amen.


Prayer
Prayer by the Honorable Phil Ashler:
Dear Lord, in our efforts to produce a document that will
govern the lives of free men in the state of Florida, we
have found these last few days of legislative tranquility



a refreshing reprieve from the agonizing session of par-
tisanship that pitted friend against friend only because
of separate but not necessarily different political philoso-
phies. Let this calm be a prelude not to a storm, but rather
to a transition from politics to statesmanship. In the days
that follow, God, give us men. A time like this demands
strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands;
men whom the lust of office does not kill; men whom the
spoils of office cannot buy; God, give us men who possess
opinions and the courage to espouse them-men who will
not lie-men ever mindful of the tremendous responsibility
this historic meeting has thrust upon them. Let us not be
found guilty of permitting wrong to rule our people while
freedom weeps and waiting justice sleeps. All this we ask
in Thy name, 0 Lord. Amen.

The Journal
The Journal of August 2 was ordered corrected, and as
corrected, approved.

Communication
The Secretary of State advised the Clerk that the Governor
had accepted the resignation of the Honorable Charles E.
Rainey, Member of the House of Representatives from the 49th
District, effective August 4, 1967.

INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE

By Representatives McDonald, Osborne, Stallings, Chappell,
Pettigrew, and Wolfson-
HCR 9-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution directing the
speaker of the house of representatives and the president of
the senate to create a joint legislative committee on personnel
and administration and prescribing a uniform pay scale for
employees of the Florida legislature.
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
concurrent resolution was placed in the Committee on Rules &
Calendar.
By Representatives Grange, Alvarez, Blalock, Nichols, Ken-
nelly, Arnold, Brantley, Scarborough, Stallings, and Crider-
HCR 10-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution expressing deep
regret and sympathy over the passing of William L. Griffin,
who died in the line of duty.
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
concurrent resolution was placed in the Committee on Rules &
Calendar.

Committee of the Whole House
On motion by Mr. Sweeny, at the hour of 9:37 A.M., the
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House.

Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:18 P.M.
A quorum was present.

Adjournment
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House adjourned at 4:20 P.M.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1967



The House was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore
at 9:30 A.M.
The following Members were recorded present:



Mr. Speaker pro tempore
Andrews Firestone
Arnold Fleece
Ashler Fortune, E. M.
Baker Fortune, J.
Bassett Gallen
Beck Gautier
Bevis Gibson
Bird Gillespie
Briggs Gissendanner
Caldwell Gorman
Campbell Graham
Chappell Grange
Clark Gustafson
Conway Harris
Crabtree Hector
Craig Hodes
Crider Holloway
D'Alemberte Humphrey
Danahy Inman
Davis Kennelly
De Young King
Dubbin Land
Eddy Lewis
Elmore Lindsey
Featherstone Mann



Martinez, E. L.
Martinez, J. M.
Mattox
McDonald
McNulty
Middlemas
Mixson
Murphy
Myers
Nergard
Nichols
Osborne
Pettigrew
Pfeiffer
Poorbaugh
Powell
Pratt
Prominski
Redman
Reeves
Register
Robinson
Rowell
Rude
Rust



Ryals
Sackett
Savage
Scarborough
Schultz
Sessums
Shadley
Shaw
Singleton
Smith
Spicola
Stallings
Stevens
Sweeny
Tillman
Turlington
Tyre
Wells
Whitson
Wolfson
Yancey
Yarborough



Excused: Representatives Alvarez, Blalock, Culbreath, Ducker,
Ferre, Grizzle, Hartnett, James, McKinley, Randell, Reedy, and
Stafford; also Representative Matthews for Marine Reserve
duty and Representative Williams because of illness.
A quorum was present.


Prayer
Prayer by the Honorable Gerald Lewis:
Our Heavenly Father, write some good sense into the
fiber of our being for this day. We have decisions to make,
all of which will not be easy or pleasant. We need all the
energy we can get and all the patience you will let us
have. Above all, keep us ever mindful that we are not
alone-that Thou art ever with us. Amen.


The Journal
The Journal of August 3 was ordered corrected, and as
corrected, approved.


INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE
By Representatives Nichols, Scarborough, Stallings, Blalock,
Brantley, Crider, Grange, Kennelly, and Arnold-
HB 11-XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act relating to
municipalities having a population in excess of 100,000 and
located in counties having a population of not less than 400,000
nor more than 900,000; directing payment of a $10,000 death
benefit to the widow of a police officer killed in the line of
duty; providing an effective date.



Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
bill was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.

By Representative Papy-
HB 12-XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act relating to the
pest control commission of Florida; amending paragraph
482.221(6) (g), Florida Statutes; extending time limit on is-
suance of certificates without examination; providing an effec-
tive date.
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
bill was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.

By Representative Holloway-
HCR 13-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution providing that
the House of Representatives and the Senate convene in joint
meeting in the chamber of the House of Representatives at
2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, for a program in recognition
of the planning now underway to cope with the problems of
mass transportation in Florida.
WHEREAS, the importance of planning and coordination
in the area of mass transportation already has been recognized
both by this Legislature and by the national Congress through
the enactment of legislation, and
WHEREAS, the Legislature already has expressed, through
adoption of HCR 9-X(67), its pleasure over the appointment of
a Floridian, The Honorable Alan S. Boyd, as first Secretary
of the Department of Transportation, and
WHEREAS, opportunity has presented itself for Mr. Boyd to
join here with other Floridians interested in meeting the
challenges of moving people in evergrowing number from
place to place, day by day, and that members of the Legisla-
ture should have the benefit of the joint thinking on this vital
subject, NOW, THEREFORE,
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of
Florida, the Senate Concurring:
That the House of Representatives and the Senate convene
in joint meeting in the chamber of the House of Representatives
at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 1967, for the purpose of a
program on mass transportation that would include an address
by The Honorable Alan S. Boyd, U. S. Secretary of Transpor-
tation.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature express
its appreciation to Secretary Boyd for his acceptance of the
invitation to address this joint meeting, and that he be pre-
sented with a copy of this resolution as evidence of that
gratitude.
On motion by Mr. Holloway, agreed to by the required Con-
stitutional two-thirds vote, HCR 13-XXX(67) was admitted for
introduction and consideration by the House, the Speaker hav-
ing ruled that the concurrent resolution would constitute
legislative business other than that for which the Legislature
was especially convened.
The concurrent resolution was read the first time in full.
On motions by Mr. Holloway, the rules were waived and
HCR 13-XXX(67) was read the second time by title, adopted
and ordered immediately certified to the Senate.

Committee of the Whole House
On motion by Mr. Rowell, at the hour of 9:37 A.M., the
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Reconvened -reports same has been properly enrolled, signed by the
required Constitutional officers and presented to the Governor
The House was called to order by Representative Chappell on August 3, 1967.
at 1:08 P.M.
A quorum was present. Allen Morris, Clerk



ENROLLING REPORT
Your Enrolling Clerk to whom was referred-
HCR 2-XXX (67)



Adjournment
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House adjourned at 1:11 P.M.
to reconvene at 11:00 A.M., Monday, August 7.



REGISTRATIONS UNDER HOUSE RULE THIRTEEN

FROM JULY 31 THROUGH AUG. 4, 1967



Name and Address



Barber, Georgia K.
515 E. Call, Apt. 3
Tallahassee ... .....---------..
Malchon, Mrs. Richard
2400 Pinellas Point Dr., S.
St. Petersburg ---------
Nelson, Fred
1901 Halifax
Daytona Beach



Entity Represented and Address



Justices of the Peace
and Constables Assoc.
2915 N. "L" St.
Pensacola
League of Women
Voters of Fla.
5201 Lakeview Ave. S.
St. Petersburg

Tourist Attractions, Inc.
Daytona Beach



Duration of
Representation




continuous

Constitutional
Revision Session



continuous



Particular
Legislation
Involved

any legislation
concerning Justices
of the Peace and
or Constable---

Constitutional
Revision

Constitutional
Revision



Direct Business
Association or
Partnership with
Legislator



none


none



none



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House of Representatives


PROCEEDINGS AT TALLAHASSEE OF THE FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE
[under the Constitution of 1885]
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 1967



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A.M.
The following Members were recorded present:



Mr. Speaker
Alvarez
Ashler
Baker
Bassett
Beck
Bevis
Bird
Brantley
Briggs
Brower
Caldwell
Campbell
Chappell
Clark
Conway
Crabtree
Craig
D'Alemberte
Danahy
Davis
De Young
Dubbin
Eddy
Elmore
Featherstone



Firestone
Fleece
Fortune, E. M.
Fortune, J.
Gallen
Gautier
Gibson
Gissendanner
Gorman
Graham
Grange
Harris
Hartnett
Hector
Hodes
Holloway
Humphrey
Inman
James
Kennelly
King
Lewis
Lindsey
Mann
Martinez, E. L.
Martinez, J. M.



Matthews
Mattox
McDonald
McNulty
Middlemas
Miers
Mixson
Murphy
Myers
Nergard
Nichols
Osborne
Papy
Pettigrew
Pfeiffer
Poorbaugh
Powell
Pratt
Prominski
Randell
Redman
Reed
Reedy
Reeves
Register
Robinson



Rowell
Rude
Rust
Sackett
Scarborough
Schultz
Sessums
Shadley
Shaw
Singleton
Smith
Spicola
Stafford
Stevens
Sweeny
Tillman
Tucker
Tyre
Walker
Whitson
Williams
Wolfson
Yancey
Yarborough



Excused: Representatives Andrews, Blalock, Crider, Cul-
breath, Ferre, Gillespie, Grizzle, Gustafson, McKinley, Ryals,
Savage, Stallings, and Wells; also Representatives Arnold,
Ducker, and Land for the Morning Session.
A quorum was present.


Prayer
Prayer by the Honorable Leon N. McDonald, Sr.:
Let us pray. Our gracious Heavenly Father, as we begin
our work this day, we place ourselves into Thy Hands,
Lord, and ask you to take us and use us to work, Lord, for
ourselves, for the people and for the way that you would
have us to complete our work, Lord. Heavenly Father,
Thou knowest our needs, Thou knowest what's before us,
be with us, God, please, guide and bless us, as we work
together today. Thank Thee, our Father, for every man,
every man and woman that is in our midst this day and
we pray, Lord, that Thou will be ever close to us. Help
us Father, to love one another as You have loved us.
Dear Lord, we pray Heavenly Father, for our sick friends
today, that You would be ever near and dear to them, and
may Thy healing Hand be upon them and restore them to
their health and to their respective place in the commun-
ity. Forgive our sins, Lord, we pray, and guide us through-
out this day and we give Thee all the praise, for we ask it
in Christ's Name. Amen.

Pledge
The Members pledged allegiance to the Flag.

The Journal
The Journal of August 4 was ordered corrected, and as
corrected, approved.



Co-introducers
Representative Pratt was given permission to be recorded
as co-introducer of HR 8-XXX(67).


INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE

By Representative Beck-
HB 14-XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act relating to Put-
nam county port district; amending section 18 of House Bill
2200 which became law on July 4, 1967, during the 1967 regular
session of the legislature, to change the time from fifteen (15)
to eighteen (18) months within which a referendum election
shall be held.
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX (67), Section 1(d), the
bill was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.

By Representative Sweeny-
HR 15-XXX(67)-A resolution recognizing Fred M. Burns
and commending him for nearly three decades of dedicated
government service.
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
resolution was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.

By Representatives Hodes, E. L. Martinez and Sackett-
HCR 16-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution expressing ap-
preciation to Mrs. Delma Hart for her unselfish devotion to
the nursing and care of the members of the legislature and
staff during the current sessions.
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
concurrent resolution was placed in the Committee on Rules &
Calendar.


MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
August 3, 1967
The Honorable Ralph D. Turlington
Speaker, House of Representatives
Sir:
I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that
the Senate has admitted for introduction and consideration
by the required constitutional two-thirds vote and passed-

By Senators Askew and Mathews-
SB 3.XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act relating to
legislative spending philosophy; amending sections 282.021,
282.051, 282.061 and 282.081, Florida Statutes; providing an
effective date.
-and requests the concurrence of the House therein.

Respectfully,
Edwin G. Fraser
Secretary of the Senate
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section l(d), the
bill, contained in the above message, was placed in the Com-
mittee on Rules & Calendar.












August 7, 1967
The Honorable Ralph D. Turlington
Speaker, House of Representatives
Sir:
I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that
the Senate has admitted for introduction and consideration
by the required constitutional two-thirds vote and adopted-
HCR 13-XXX(67)
Respectfully,
Edwin G. Fraser
Secretary of the Senate
HCR 13-XXX(67), contained in the above message, was
ordered enrolled.



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Committee of the Whole House
On motion by Mr. Rowell, at the hour of 11:12 A.M., the
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House.


Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 5:14 P.M.
A quorum was present.

Adjournment
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House adjourned at 5:17 P.M.
to reconvene at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.



August 7, 1967



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES










THE JOURNAL OF THE FLORIDA



House of Representatives


PROCEEDINGS AT TALLAHASSEE OF THE FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE
[under the Constitution of 1885]
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1967



The House was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore
at 10:00 A.M.
The following Members were recorded present:



Mr. Speaker pro tempore
Alvarez Ferre
Arnold Firestone
Ashler Fleece
Baker Fortune, E. 1V
Bassett Fortune, J.
Beck Gallen
Bevis Gautier
Bird Gibson
Blalock Gillespie
Brantley Gissendanner
Briggs Gorman
Brower Graham
Caldwell Grange
Campbell Grizzle
Chappell Gustafson
Clark Harris
Conway Hartnett
Crabtree Hector
Craig Hodes
D'Alemberte Holloway
Danahy Humphrey
Davis Inman
De Young James
Dubbin Kennelly
Ducker King
Eddy Land
Elmore Lewis
Featherstone Lindsey
Excused: Representatives
Kinley, Redman, Ryals and Sa
A quorum was present.



Mann Rowell
Martinez, E. L. Rude
Martinez, J. M. Rust
I. Matthews Sackett
Mattox Scarborough
McDonald Schultz
McNulty Sessums
Middlemas Shadley
Miers Shaw
Mixson Singleton
Murphy Smith
Myers Spicola
Nergard Stafford
Nichols Stallings
Osborne Stevens
Papy Sweeny
Pettigrew Tillman
Pfeiffer Tucker
Poorbaugh Turlington
Powell Tyre
Pratt Wells
Prominski Whitson
Randell Williams
Reed Wolfson
Reedy Yancey
Reeves Yarborough
Register
Robinson
Andrews, Crider, Culbreath, Mc-



Adjournment
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House adjourned at 12:31
P.M. to reconvene at 1:50 P.M. today.


AFTERNOON SESSION
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 1:50 P.M.
The following Members were recorded present:



Mr. Speaker
Alvarez
Arnold
Ashler
Baker
Bassett
Beck
Bevis
Bird
Blalock
Brantley
Briggs
Brower
Caldwell
Campbell
Chappell
Clark
Conway
Crabtree
Craig
D'Alemberte
Danahy
Davis
De Young
Dubbin
Ducker
Eddy
Elmore



Featherstone
Ferre
Firestone
Fleece
Fortune, E. M.
Fortune, J.
Gallen
Gautier
Gibson
Gillespie
Gissendanner
Gorman
Graham
Grange
Grizzle
Gustafson
Harris
Hartnett
Hector
Hodes
Holloway
Humphrey
Inman
James
Kennelly
King
Land
Lewis



Lindsey Robinson
Mann Rowell
Martinez, E. L. Rude
Martinez, J. M. Rust
Matthews Sackett
Mattox Scarborough
McDonald Schultz
McNulty Sessums
Middlemas Shadley
Miers Shaw
Mixson Singleton
Murphy Smith
Myers Spicola
Nergard Stafford
Nichols Stallings
Osborne Stevens
Papy Sweeny
Pettigrew Tillman
Pfeiffer Tucker
Poorbaugh Tyre
Powell Walker
Pratt Wells
Prominski Whitson
Randell Williams
Reed Wolfson
Reedy Yancey
Reeves Yarborough
Register



Prayer
Prayer by the Honorable Terrell Sessums:
Let us pray. Our Father, we thank You for this new day
and for the opportunity to continue serving our people. As
we move on with Constitutional Revision, give us clear
minds, strong hearts and the right spirit to do the job as
it should be done. In Thy Name, we pray. Amen.


The Journal
The Journal of August 7 was ordered corrected, and as cor-
rected, approved.


Committee of the Whole House
On motion by Mr. Rowell, at the hour of 10:03 A.M., the
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House.


Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:30 P.M.
A quorum was present.



A quorum was present.

JOINT MEETING
Pursuant to the provisions of HCR 13-XXX(67), the Mem-
bers of the Senate, escorted by the Sergeant-at-Arms of the
Senate and the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House, appeared at the
door of the House and were seated in the Chamber.
The Speaker asked the President of the Senate to preside at
the opening of the Joint Meeting.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IN THE CHAIR
The President declared a quorum of the Joint Meeting was
present.


Prayer
Prayer by the Honorable Phil Ashler:
0 Lord, who art the Way, the Truth, and the Life, we
pray for wisdom to discern the signs of the times. Keep
us ever from confusing our own selfish wants and ambi-
tions with the will of the Lord. In this Joint Meeting, let
us put aside the banners of our separate political philoso-
phies while we lend an attentive ear to the message Thy
servant will bring to us. Let our hearts and our minds be









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dedicated to not necessarily the desires of the people, but
to their best interests. Bless, 0 Lord, this native son of
our great State who has been charged with the responsi-
bility of coordinating and directing this vital area of gov-
ernment. Give him strength and courage to deal effectively
with our problems, and may Thy hand give him guidance.
Give him vision to make plans to move people of our na-
tion by means not yet conceived or even imagined by man.
But keep us ever mindful that wherever we travel-from
home to work or to outer space-it is Thy hand that guides
the tiller and shapes our separate destinies. This we ask,
0 Lord, in Thy Holy Name. Amen.


Committee to escort the Governor
The President appointed Senators Boyd of the 31st District
and Sayler of the 21st District and the Speaker appointed Rep-
resentatives Osborne, Reed and Schultz as a joint committee to
escort Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. to the Joint Meeting.


Committee to escort the Honorable Alan Boyd
The President appointed Senators Poston of the 46th District
and Spencer of the 45th District and the Speaker appointed
Representatives Holloway, J. M. Martinez, Jr. and Reedy as a
joint committee to escort the Honorable Alan S. Boyd, Secre-
tary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, to the Joint
Meeting.
The Joint Meeting stood in informal recess while, the com-
mittee performed the duties assigned them. During the recess,
the President acknowledged the presence of former Governor
LeRoy Collins in the gallery.
Upon reconvening, the President presented Representative
Holloway, Chairman of the Select Study Committee on Mass
Transportation, who gave the following remarks:


Remarks by Representative Vernon C. Holloway
Honored guests, ladies and gentlemen of the Legislature
and friends:
I am honored to address you briefly and to acquaint you
with the structure of the newly created Department of
Transportation for the State of Florida.
First, I would like to thank the members of the Select
Committee for the Study of Mass Transportation for their
many hours of service during the study. The members are
Representatives Joseph R. Martinez, Jr., William R. "Bill"
Conway, Guy Spicola, Gifford Grange, Lynwood Arnold,
and James J. Reeves. Also, at this time I would like to
thank Senators Ralph R. Poston Sr., W. Thomas Spencer,
George Hollahan Jr. for their assistance in presenting this
legislation before the Senate.
And, a special "thank you" to Governor Kirk, the Cabi-
net, Speaker Turlington, President Pope, and all members



portation Commission composed of Governor Claude Kirk,
Chairman, Honorable Tom Adams, Secretary of State,
Honorable Broward Williams, State Treasurer, Honorable
Fred 0. Dickinson, State Comptroller, Honorable Doyle
Conner, Commissioner of Agriculture, Honorable Floyd T.
Christian, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Hon-
orable Earl Faircloth, Attorney General.
The Transportation Authority which is an Advisory
Board to the Transportation Commission, is composed of
the Chairman of the State Road Board, Honorable Jay
Brown, the Chairman of the Public Service Commission,
the Honorable Billy Mayo and the Director of the State De-
partment of Transportation, who is yet to be appointed.



This legislation was necessitated by the fact that not
only leaders in Florida but leaders of all major cities in
the United States are wondering how on earth to cope



August 8,1967



Remarks by the Governor
We are gathered today to hear from the first Floridian
to serve as a member of the President's cabinet,



;E OF REPRESENTATIVES 25

with growing transportation problems. Most cities are now
faced with a transportation crisis and no relief in sight.
The Federal Government has created a Department of
Transportation to emphasize its interest in improved trans-
portation in the years to come.
To date, only three states have taken it upon them-
selves to deal with the problems of transportation. No
doubt others will follow the lead which the states of New
Jersey, New York, and we in Florida have now established.
Our far-sightedness in establishing a State Department
of Transportation is definitely a move in the right direc-
tion and promises to provide residents and visitors in
Florida with adequate well-planned transportation in the
years ahead.
We know that well-planned promotion of the availabili-
ties in our own state will fill her with even more industry
and people. Therefore, we need a well-planned transporta-
tion program to face the current problems in our major
cities. We are sure to be confronted with them on an
even broader scale in the future-the near future-at that.
But we can't very well toss out the beautiful highways
we now have. Nor can we turn our backs on the services
of our now existing facilities such as our railroads and
our buses. We can't forget these modes of travel in plan-
ning new and innovative approaches to transportation.
They must remain, indeed, expand and new methods must
be coordinated with them to provide this state with the
answer to the transportation crisis.
And that means achieving a balanced transportation
system. By "balanced," I mean a well coordinated network
incorpporating- automobiles on expressways, feeder buses,
outlying suburban parking facilities and high speed rapid
transit-each used to its best advantage to enhance the
value of the other.
If we are to grow our cities must be the most desirable
places in which to live, work and play, Balanced trans-
portation is one of the keys to better living-and, as such,
merits our unqualified support.
An important principle is that local and state leader-
ship must take the initiative in identifying transportation
problems and developing solutions.
The Federal Government has several programs in the
Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the
Department of Transportation, to encourage balanced
transportation systems.
The State of Florida has taken an initial step forward
by establishing a Department of Transportation.
But all of this takes time, determination and good plan-
ning. The sheer magnitude of the task in creating balanced
transportation systems is usually regarded, initially, as
being next to impossible or something for the next genera-
tion to worry about.
And that is the reason we, as legislators, exist: To as-
sist our State, our counties and our cities in growing and
help them cope with the problems accompanying that
growth.
With early planning we will not only gain a competitive
edge over other states but will also greatly reduce the
costs involved thereby saving the taxpayers dollars.
That doesn't mean we should start planning tomorrow!
Today is when we should plan for the future. Today is
when we must begin our planning for a better transpor-
tation system, a balanced transportation system for our
cities, our state, and, mostly for our people.
The President acknowledged the presence of Mrs. Boyd.
The President presented Governor Kirk, who introduced Sec-
retary Boyd as follows: -









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Alan Boyd is not only a Cabinet Member. He bears
the distinction of being the first Secretary of Transporta-
tion and thus the real organizer of a wholly new depart-
ment of the Federal Government.
The new Secretary of Transportation and I met a few
weeks ago at Bohemian Grove, California. At that time
we discussed Florida's present and future transportation
needs. In the field of Traffic Safety and Highway Develop-
ment, Florida can lead the nation because of the innova-
tive and creative new legislation on this subject which we
have enacted into law.
Secretary Boyd and I, in the relaxed and informal at-
mosphere of Bohemian Grove, talked at length about the
massive undertakings facing the State of Florida and this
nation in the years ahead, as our population increases
and the core cities expand with an ever-increasing density
of population.
The need for planning to provide the transportation fa-
cilities for our future has been recognized by Florida and
with the assistance of the Department of Transportation,
we will take the steps necessary to keep us in the fore-
front of transportation planning.
Florida can be and should be, the pilot state for the
new programs which will be promulgated under the De-
partment of Transportation. Since Florida has supplied the
leadership, and is one of only two states who have de-
veloped the advanced legislation mandated under the
transportation act of 1966, to qualify for participation in
the new federal programs, we rightfully should be given
the go-ahead for the pilot projects.
It is particularly appropriate that the president should
have selected someone representing one of the nation's
fastest growing and most moldable and modern states to
head the department which is concerned withth e speedy
and efficient movement of goods and people.
Mr. Boyd's swearing-in ceremony on January 16th
marked another milestone in what has been a most dis-
tinguished career in government.
He was first appointed, in 1954, by Governor Collins to
head the Civilian Committee for the Development of Avia-
tion in Florida. We have but to look around us to see the
evidence of the excellent job he did.
In 1955, he served as General Counsel for the New Flor-
ida State Turnpike Authority. He then was appointed to
the Florida Railroad and Public Utilities Commission. In
1956, he was elected to full term on the commission and
he served as its chairman in 1957 and 1958.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed him to be a
member of the Civil Aeronautics Board in 1959 and he
was re-appointed for a full six year term by President
Kennedy in 1963. From 1961 until June of 1965, Mr. Boyd
served as Chairman of the C. A. B.
President Johnson then named him to be Undersecretary
of Commerce for Transportation and when Congress au-
thorized a Department of Transportation at the Cabinet
level, the President appointed Mr. Boyd as its first Secre-
tary.
Florida is proud of Alan Boyd-and with good reason.
He is a native of this State. Born in Jacksonville, he was
educated at the University of Florida. After receiving his
Law degree from the University of Virginia, he practiced
law in Miami before taking up a career in government.
As Floridians, we take great pride in his outstanding
career, as Americans, we wish him well in the most seri-
ous and complex undertaking for which he is now respon-
sible.
It is a privilege today for me to have the honor of pre-
senting to this distinguished Florida Legislature the Hon-
orable Alan S. Boyd, Secretary of the United States De-
partment of Transportation.



Address by the Honorable Alan S. Boyd
Governor Kirk, Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, members of
the Legislature, Friends:



USE



OF REPRESENTATIVES August 8, 1967

I am delighted to be here and deeply honored at the
invitation.
It was a timely and farsighted act on the part of this
Legislature to establish a Department of Transportation
for the State of Florida. I have come to congratulate you
and the people of Florida.
I am proud of my home State for the good judgment
and imagination displayed by its representatives here in
these halls. In creating a new executive agency to plan,
coordinate and comprehensively oversee all aspects of
transportation-land, sea and air-you have readied the
State of Florida for a great advance in those aspects of
life that depend on mobility.
Our economic lives, our physical and social comfort, our
science and our technology, are all so closely interwoven
with transportation that it is hard to imagine progress
without movement. But Florida's stake in transportation
can be expressed in much more specific terms.
Almost 18 million tourists visited this State last year,
and they spent an estimated $4.3 billion here. And the
total value of foreign trade handled through Florida cus-
tom ports was over $1.2 billion.
So you have very good reasons for demanding the best
transportation system obtainable-one that is fast, safe,
efficient, convenient and economical.
And also one that will preserve the natural beauty of
Florida. For that is one of the reasons people come here
in the first place.
At this particular time, across our nation, people have
very mixed feelings about transportation. On the one
hand, they take great pride in America's leadership in just
about everything that moves. On the other hand, there are
signs of a general feeling of resentment.
Many people object to the side-effects of transportation
that impinge on their private lives. By and large, these
are peoplepeople who inhabit the most densely populated urban
areas.
The din, the damage, the delay, and dislocation that are
the sometime by-products of transportation offend their
sense of what is right and proper.
They recognize that transportation is not only a func-
tion of the market place. More and more, it has become a
factor in social choice. Personally, I would like to see it
serve-much more than it has in recent years-as an in-
strument of local choice, of self-determination.
Transportation is a force which can either supplement
or erode the natural advantages of an area. The local com-
munity must set the terms of existence for transportation,
and not the other way around. A new transportation
route or facility may have momentous consequences for a
geographical area. It may undermine, or it may bring
new vigor, or it may trigger some superficial changes that
make no fundamental difference at all. It is important for
a community to try to elect, not just suffer, the conse-
quences.
In Florida, as in every dynamic State with rapidly
growing urban centers, we must seek to balance the vari-
ous social and economic interests. Transportation is a
shifting weight on that see-saw as each element in the
community tries to hang the costs of mobility on another
party.
How often we find that the car owner wants someone
else to providthethe parking. The merchant wants someone
else to absorb the delivery charges. The pedestrian wants
someone else to subsidize urban transit. The industrial
plant wants someone else to underwrite the access road.
The developer wants someone else to pay for the inter-
change. The owners of private planes want someone else
to support the airport. And so on.



Probably the one happy fact is that everyone is so en-
gaged that this "hot potato" calisthenic forces everyone
to pay attention and results in a very healthy political
process.
Nevertheless, someone has to pay for transportation im-
provements.












One approach, of course, is providing the payment for
all improvements out of public funds. That system looks
great until you add up all the costs and discover that the
storied riches of both Florida and the United States are
inadequate.
In general, Florida and the nation as a whole have
recourse to three principles of transportation finance. In
one, the user bears the cost of the transportation system.
For example, our fuel taxes pay for most of our highways.
Another familiar principle is that of subsidy. When the
users simply can't afford to pay what the service really
costs, you have to make a social judgment. And if you de-
cide it is very important to society that this service be
provided, you have to overrule the market place. Then, as
a matter of public policy, some part of the transportation
costs are defrayed from the general treasury.
At the Federal level, at the present time, this is done for
urban transit, local air service, and the merchant marine.
The third principle of transportation finance is the con-
ception that transportation is a cost of doing business. We
usually see this applied to the large suburban shopping
centers, where free parking and shuttle-bus service are
provided. In other words, an enterprise which imposes the
need for additional transportation facilities should bear
those additional costs.
Now, I must say, the great metropolitan areas have
been very reluctant to extend this principle to residential
real estate development, where it logically belongs. All over
America, including many parts of Florida, new subdivi-
sions and high-rise apartments are allowed to go up with
little concern for the added burdens they impose on local
transportation facilities.
In plain language, more congestion. And a multitude of
other side-effects. Usually, no calculation is ever made of
these costs. No attempt is made by the community to ob-
tain compensation from the developer, in advance. He takes
his profits and the community takes the consequences.
The evil is not real estate developers and urban growth,
for Florida certainly needs the enlightened variety of both.
The evil is not congestion, as such, for a certain amount
of traffic delay in urban areas is just plain unavoidable.
Especially in this State, during the peak tourist season.
The abuse that we must seek to curb in the public in-
terest is thoughtless or opportunistic use of land-land-use
which generates additional traffic where the facilities can-
not be expanded except at prohibitive cost.
I know of no major city which possesses, or has the
power to enforce, the kind of comprehensive zoning laws
needed to defend the efficiency of its internal transport
system.
It seems to me that the impact of land-use decisions on
mobility should be a major area of concern to Florida's
new Department of Transportation. Without the ability to
influence land-use decisions, planning becomes a futile ex-
ercise. Intelligent zoning is not only the key to successful
transportation investment. It represents our best hope of
forestalling future transportation problems. For, as you
all know, it is far easier to shape the future than to
revise the present day.
With bold strokes of a well-conceived, far-sighted pol-
icy, we can hand down to our great-grandchildren a mar-
velously enhanced economic environment, to match the
heaven-sent natural environment of this State.
But dealing with current problems, the improvements
usually come by small increments. Even the relatively
minor changes for the better are hard to make. We simply
have to resign ourselves to that fact.
The best illustration of that is perhaps the High-Speed
Ground Transportation Project.



This experimental rapid-rail link-up of Boston-New
York-Washington is the major activity in a $26 million
project of the Federal Department of Transportation.
When the Boston-New York segment goes into operation,
this fall, the running time will be cut from the present
four hours and ten minutes to about three hours and



fifteen minutes. And when the New York-Washington seg-
ment starts up, around the end of this year, the running
time will be reduced from the current three hours and
thirty-five minutes to a flat three hours.
All that money will be expended; all that work will be
done for a net savings of fifty-five minutes and thirty-five
minutes, respectively. And only when the project is com-
pleted will the Department know whether the service can
be economically justified; whether the public will ride the
rapid-rail in sufficient numbers.
In sufficient numbers for what? In sufficient numbers to
justify a further investment by private industry in much
faster equipment, so that the savings in time will begin to
get really dramatic.
Please don't misunderstand me. I'm not criticizing one
of my own projects. I know it is worth the effort. I believe
it will succeed handsomely. But it is an experiment, let
there be no question about that. There just is no other
way of getting at the truth of certain transportation ideas.
I suspect that the outcome of our demonstration on the
Northeast Corridor of our nation will have considerable
bearing on your own thinking as regards future trans-
portation linkage of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West
Palm Beach.
I think it is a great thing that Florida will soon have
an agency to study such matters on a scientific and sys-
tematic Statewide basis, with due regard for the needs
and resources and priorities of this area. It will certainly
place Florida transportation officials in a much stronger,
much more productive relationship with their opposite
numbers in Washington. It should lead to greater benefits
to this state through your ability to get into gear more
rapidly and maximize opportunities under new Federal-
aid programs.
As a case in point, I have in mind a little-known pro-
gram that was set up not long ago under the Federal
Highway Administration which so far only a few States
have taken advantage of.
It is called TOPICS, and it is one of our responses to
President Johnson's call for further work on a problem of
concern to all municipalities. This is the effort to increase
traffic capacity and improve the traffic flow and safety of
existing city streets.
TOPICS is an acronym for Traffic Operations Program
to Increase Capacity and Safety. It helps pay for imme-
diate engineering improvement to reduce traffic congestion.
The program applies to areas of 5,000 or more population,
which makes it widely applicable in this State.
The effect of this program is to expand the Federal-aid
Primary System. It now permits the selection of principal
streets and downtown grids to receive Federal aid. As you
know, these streets were not previously considered eligible
for Federal-aid highway funds.
Cost of the improvements will be shared by the Federal
and State highway agencies on a 50-50 basis, out of the
regular Federal-aid highway apportionments, and State
and local people will make the selection of the streets.
I should emphasize this is an immediate action program
for traffic operation improvement-not for major construc-
tion or reconstruction projects.
For example, you may provide additional traffic lanes
on approaches to signalized intersections. You may con-
struct pedestrian grade separations or highway grade
separations to relieve bottlenecks at very complex inter-
sections or railway-highway crossings.
Our research has demonstrated that low-cost improve-
ment to existing streets, and the use of the latest traffic
engineering techniques and traffic control devices, can dou-
ble traffic capacity and increase average speeds by 25 per-
cent. To achieve such gains, you may install control sys-
tems for a wide range of purposes, such as making traffic



signal operations responsive to traffic conditions, diverting
traffic from congested areas, establishing a part-time one-
way operation, reversing direction of traffic on selected
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Among other things, this program permits the develop-
ment of separate traffic lanes for loading, unloading, or
transferring passengers at surface transit terminals and
intermediate stops-including platforms and shelters
within the street right-of-way. It also permits the develop-
ment of truck loading and unloading facilities where nec-
essary to improve traffic movement.
This is the kind of Federal-aid that your new Depart-
ment of Transportation can really turn on, all over Flor-
ida. And there are other attractive programs for other
transport modes that only await your coordinated, State
initiative.
In that connection, I want to commend Florida for the
steps it has taken this year to improve its highway safety
program. You have made significant improvements in an-
nual inspections, motorcycle safety, licensing, implied con-
sent and reexamination of drivers. And many of these
actions were in line with the federal highway safety pro-
gram under which we will help the states pay the cost of
better highways and better protection for drivers.
In state and local government, as much as in Washing-
ton, there is an urgent need for coordination of transpor-
tation service. For it is generally at the transfer points
that the most serious losses to efficiency occur. Whether
in passenger travel or the movement of freight, the delays
and rehandling between modes are costly to all concerned
-the passenger, the shipper, the carrier. It is a burden
to the consumer who must purchase goods at a higher
price because of the unnecessary transportation costs. And
it also affects total U. S. competitiveness in international
trade.
So, one of your major goals in Florida, as in the nation
as a whole, ought to be measures for increased intermodal
efficiency. We can stimulate progress through promotion
of integrated systems, including strong support to the
containerization efforts of the transportation industry.
Now, to some people, standard-size shipping containers
that can be transferred without a lot of trouble from one
mode to another may seem like a trivial advance, especially
in this dawning age of space exploration. But within exist-
ing constraints, I think containerization is one of the few
quick and practical improvements of transportation service
that does not require a heavy lump-sum investment.
Of course, modern containerports themselves do not
come cheaply. And that is a major investment decision
that sooner or later confronts a State like Florida, with
the longest deepsea coastline of any State in the Union,
and a dramatic, year-by-year build-up of foreign trade.
That is certainly one of the questions that your new Trans-
poration Department will have to help you answer.
I don't doubt but that future developments in aerospace
technology will have an influence on the containerport
question, as well. The international and domestic traffic im-
plications for Florida of the Supersonic Transport are
easily imagined. Taking into account possible limitations on
overland use of the SST arising from supersonic boom,
it is clear that this State-because of its peninsular form
and geographic position-will have unique advantages in
future air commerce. And these advantages can be maxi-
mized or minimized according to the soundness or short-
sightedness of Florida's transportation policies and its
planning efforts.
Among the basic implications of that fact is Florida's
need for a future supply of home-grown talent in the
transportation field. This State would do well to invest
in the particular human resources required to achieve and
maintain leadership in this industry. Such might be ac-
complished through support for programs of transporta-
tion education in selected State colleges. Speaking now
only as a Floridian, I would certainly hope your new De-
partment of Transportation will look into the possibility.

Ideally, this new agency is much more than a specialized
tool to be applied to problems of intra-state movement. It
can have a broad impact on all aspects of life in Florida.
So the present occasion is probably the most appropriate
time to raise certain speculative questions:



Exactly what is it you would like to see your new De-
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to make to the well-being of this State ? How will it serve
to improve the quality of your constituents' daily lives ?
At the very least, this agency can accomplish for Flor-
ida what the Federal Department of Transportation is
working to achieve in the nation as a whole. It can seek
to make transportation more efficient, more economical,
more expeditious, and more socially responsible.
You can use it to insure that all forms of transporta-
tion in this State become safer and more reliable for the
user, especially the passenger. You can use it to express
your tangible concern for the mobility needs of physically
handicapped people.
Your agency can help to promote technological progress
in the transportation industry of this State.
Through the promotion of integrated systems, including
strong encouragement to containerization efforts, you can
improve intermodal efficiency in Florida.
You can throw your full weight behind the planning
process, in the private as well as the public sectors of
transportation.
As evidence of your full faith in the private enterprise,
competitive system, you can help the local transportation
industry to remain viable and profitable to its owners. One
way to do that is to avoid public investments which unnec-
essarily intrude on the private sector.
You can employ your new Department in the search for
new ways in which transportation can assist in the eco-
nomic development of lagging local areas in this State.



Above all, this agency can make a more positive con-
tribution to the urban environment, especially in your
larger cities. It can spearhead your efforts to put an end
to the intolerable noise, pollution and general disfigure-
ment that transportation has unintentionally brought to
metropolitan areas-in beautiful Florida as elsewhere.
With this resource, you can do much to bring on a renais-
sance in the quality of urban mass transit service avail-
able to city and suburban residents.
If these are some of your major goals, here in Florida,
then I can assure you that an agency with similar goals
and a strong desire to be helpful awaits your call in Wash-
ington.
Together, I think we can cause some worthwhile things
to happen in the transportation system of this State.
The appointed joint committees then escorted the Governor
and Secretary Boyd from the House Chamber.
The President of the Senate declared the Joint Meeting dis-
solved and the Senators retired to the Senate Chamber.


Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:55 P.M.
The following Members were recorded present:



Mr. Speaker
Alvarez
Arnold
Ashler
Baker
Bassett
Beck
Bevis
Bird
Blalock
Brantley
Briggs
Brower
Caldwell
Campbell
Chappell
Clark
Conway
Crabtree
Craig
D'Alemberte
Danahy



Davis
De Young
Dubbin
Ducker
Eddy
Elmore
Featherstone
Ferre
Firestone
Fleece
Fortune, E. M.
Fortune, J.
Gallen
Gautier
Gibson
Gillespie
Gissendanner
Gorman
Graham
Grange
Grizzle
Gustafson



Harris
Hartnett
Hector
Hodes
Holloway
Humphrey
Inman
James
Kennelly
King
Land
Lewis
Lindsey
Mann
Martinez, E. L.
Martinez, J. M.
Matthews
Mattox
McDonald
McNulty
Middlemas
Miers



Mixson
Murphy
Myers
Nergard
Nichols
Osborne
Papy
Pettigrew
Pfeiffer
Poorbaugh
Powell
Pratt
Prominski
Randell
Reed
Reedy
Reeves
Register
Robinson
Rowell
Rude
Rust









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Sackett Singleton
Scarborough Smith
Schultz Spicola
Sessums Stafford
Shadley Stallings
Shaw Stevens
A quorum was present.



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Tillman
Tucker
Tyre
Walker
Wells



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Whitson House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House.
Williams
Wolfson
Yancey Reconvened
Yarborough
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 5:00 P. M.
A quorum was present.



Adjournment
Committee of the Whole House On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House adjourned at 5:05 P. M.
On motion by Mr. Rowell, at the hour of 3:00 P.M., the to reconvene at 9:30 A. M. tomorrow.









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House of Representatives


PROCEEDINGS AT TALLAHASSEE OF THE FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE
[under the Constitution of 1885]
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1967



The House was called to order by the
The following Members were recorded



Elmore
Featherstone
Ferre
Firestone
Fleece
Fortune, E. M.
Fortune, J.
Gallen
Gautier
Gibson
Gillespie
Gissendanner
Gorman
Graham
Grange
Grizzle
Gustafson
Harris
Hartnett
Hector
Hodes
Holloway
Humphrey
Inman
James
King
Land
Lewis



Speaker at 9:30 A.M.
present:



Lindsey
Mann
Martinez, E. L.
Martinez, J. M.
Matthews
Mattox
McDonald
McNulty
Middlemas
Miers
Mixson
Murphy
Nergard
Nichols
Osborne
Papy
Pettigrew
Pfeiffer
Poorbaugh
Powell
Pratt
Prominski
Randell
Redman
Reed
Reedy
Reeves
Register



Robinson
Rowell
Rude
Rust
Ryals
Sackett
Scarborough
Schultz
Sessums
Shadley
Shaw
Singleton
Spicola
Stafford
Stallings
Stevens
Sweeny
Tillman
Tucker
Tyre
Walker
Wells
Whitson
Williams
Wolfson
Yancey
Yarborough



Excused: Representatives Crider, Culbreath, Kennelly, Mc-
Kinley, Myers and Smith; also Representative Savage for the
Morning Session and Representative Scarborough for the After-
noon Session.
A quorum was present.

Prayer
Prayer by the Honorable Harold G. Featherstone:
Let us bow our heads. Dear Heavenly Father, we thank
Thee for the many blessings that Thou hast bestowed upon
us. Be with each of us this day as we set about our task
to create a Constitution for the guidance of our govern-
ment and citizens of this great state, so that what we do
here today will be pleasing in Thy sight. Bless each and
every one when laboring in this depth, so that their actions
will be pleasing to Thee. Be with those who are unable
to be with us today, whatever reason it may be, be with
the families of those who are represented here. Watch over
them and protect them in our absence. These things we ask
in the Name of our Lord and Saviour. Amen.


The Journal
The Journal of August 8 was ordered corrected, and as
corrected, approved.



Mr. Speaker
Alvarez
Andrews
Arnold
Ashler
Baker
Bassett
Beck
Bevis
Bird
Blalock
Brantley
Briggs
Brower
Caldwell
Campbell
Chappell
Clark
Conway
Crabtree
Craig
D'Alemberte
Danahy
Davis
De Young
Dubbin
Ducker
Eddy



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INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE

By Representatives Campbell, E. M. Fortune, and Elmore-
HB 17-XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act relating to
the town of Esto, Holmes county; amending section 18 of the
town charter, chapter 63-1329, Laws of Florida, by adding
new subsections (12), (13) and (14) to provide for expansion
of taxing power and providing for the licensing of businesses
and occupations; excepting real and personal property from
said taxing power; providing an effective date.
Evidence of notice and publication was estab-
lished by the House as to HB 17-XXX(67).
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
bill was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.

By Representatives Whitson and Middlemas-
HCR 18-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution relating to the
Constitutional Revision Commission, services to Legislature
during special session.
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
concurrent resolution was placed in the Committee on Rules &
Calendar.


Committee of the Whole House
On motion by Mr. Rowell, at the hour of 9:36 A. M., the
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House.


Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:45 P.M.
A quorum was present.


ENROLLING REPORT
Your Enrolling Clerk to whom was referred-
HCR 13-XXX(67)
-reports same has been properly enrolled, signed by the
required Constitutional officers, and presented to the Governor
on August 9, 1967.
Allen Morris, Clerk


Adjournment
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House adjourned at 4:48 P.M.
to reconvene at 9:30 A.M. tomorrow.











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House of Representatives


PROCEEDINGS AT TALLAHASSEE OF THE FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE
[under the Constitution of 1885]
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1967



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 9:30 A. M.
The following Members were recorded present:



Featherstone
Ferre
Firestone
Fleece
Fortune, E. M.
Fortune, J.
Gallen
Gautier
Gibson
Gillespie
Gissendanner
Gorman
Graham
Grange
Grizzle
Gustafson
Harris
Hartnett
Hector
Hodes
Holloway
Humphrey
Inman
James
King
Land
Lewis
Lindsey



Excused: Representatives
Myers, and Register; also
afternoon session.



Martinez, E. L.
Martinez, J. M.
Matthews
Mattox
McDonald
McNulty
Middlemas
Miers
Mixson
Murphy
Nergard
Nichols
Osborne
Papy
Pettigrew
Pfeiffer
Poorbaugh
Powell
Pratt
Prominski
Randell
Redman
Reed
Reedy
Reeves
Robinson
Rowell
Rude



Rust
Ryals
Sackett
Savage
Scarborough
Schultz
Sessums
Shadley
Shaw
Singleton
Smith
Spicola
Stafford
Stallings
Stevens
Sweeny
Tillman
Tucker
Tyre
Walker
Wells
Whitson
Williams
Wolfson
Yancey
Yarborough



Crider, Culbreath, Kennelly, Mann,
Representative Firestone for the



A quorum was present.


Prayer
Prayer by the Honorable Leon N. McDonald, Sr.:
Let us pray. Our gracious heavenly Father, we are
grateful for the night's rest, and for the privilege of be-
ing assembled here together today. Father, we submit our-
selves into Thy Hands and ask 0 Lord, that You take,
and use us today in a way that will be pleasing and ac-
ceptable in Thy sight. Bless us, Father, as we work to-
gether to try to do what is right. May Thy Hand be with
"us, and may Thy spirit guide us. Give us wisdom, that
we may be able to complete our chores and it will be ac-
ceptable to all who are involved. We ask these blessings
in Christ's Name. Amen.


The Journal
The Journal of August 9 was ordered corrected, and as cor-
rected, approved.


Appointment of Select Committee on Legislative Intent
The Speaker announced that he has appointed the following
Members to a House Select Committee on Legislative Intent:
Representatives Fred Schultz, Chairman; Warren M. Briggs,
George L. Caldwell, A. H. (Gus) Craig, Elvin L. Martinez,
Carey Matthews, and Jack Murphy.



Mr. Speaker
Alvarez
Andrews
Arnold
Ashler
Baker
Bassett
Beck
Bevis
Bird
Blalock
Brantley
Briggs
Brower
Caldwell
Campbell
Clark
Conway
Crabtree
Craig
D'Alemberte
Danahy
Davis
De Young
Dubbin
Ducker
Eddy
Elmore



INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE
By Representatives Campbell, Elmore, and E. M. Fortune-
HB 19-XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act relating to
Washington county; creating the county watershed commission;
providing its original membership and method of appointment
of successors; defining its powers and duties; providing for
traveling expenses for members; empowering the commission
to acquire real and personal property or any rights therein
by gift, purchase or lease; authorizing and directing the com-
mission to negotiate for state land not used for a state pur-
pose; authorizing the commission to acquire, construct, main-
tain and operate all works necessary to carry out the purposes
of this act and to borrow money for the use of the commission;
providing an effective date.
Evidence of notice and* publication was
established by the House as to HB 19-XXX(67).
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
bill was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.

By Representatives Campbell, Elmore, and E. M. Fortune-
HB 20-XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act relating to
the Holmes Valley authority extending throughout the present
limits of Jackson, Washington, Holmes and Walton counties;
amending chapter 63-610, Laws of Florida, by adding section
7A authorizing said authority to act as a navigation district;
providing an effective date.
Evidence of notice and publication was
established by the House as to HB 20-XXX(67).
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
bill was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.

By Representatives Stallings, Arnold, Alvarez, Scarborough,
Blalock, Brantley, and Grange-
HR 21-XXX(67)-A resolution expressing sympathy and
sorrow over the passing of Hodson Drew.
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
resolution was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.

By Representative Crabtree-
HB 22-XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act relating to
Sarasota County, authorizing and empowering the Board of
County Commissioners of Sarasota County, to require that
platted and recorded subdivision lots of the unincorporated
areas of Sarasota County be cleared of weeds, brush, debris
or any noxious material; providing for demand upon prop-
erty owners for such clearance; authorizing the board to clear
the lots upon failure of the owner to comply with a demand
and to assess a lien against the land for the costs of clearance;
providing for filing and recording of notice of lien and for
foreclosure; providing a process by which subdivisions may
or may not be included under the provisions of this act; pro-
viding an effective date.
Evidence of notice and publication was
established by the House as to HB 22-XXX(67).
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
bill was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.

By Representatives Blalock, Grange, Brantley, Alvarez, Scar-
borough, Arnold, Stallings, and Schultz-
HB 23-XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act relating to









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state attorneys and assistant state attorneys; amending chap-
ter 27, Florida Statutes, by adding section 27.151 authorizing
the governor to assign any state attorney or assistant state
attorney to assist the prosecuting attorney of any court hav-
ing felony jurisdiction in the discharge of any of his duties,
and providing for the payment of per diem and mileage allow-
ances to a state attorney or assistant state attorney so as-
signed; and providing an effective date.
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
bill was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
August 10, 1967
The Honorable Ralph D. Turlington
Speaker, House of Representatives
Sir:
I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that
the Senate has admitted for introduction and consideration by
the required constitutional two-thirds vote and adopted-

By Senator Fincher and others-
SCR 6-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution commending
Jackie Gleason for his innumerable contributions to Florida
and its economy.



E OF REPRESENTATIVES August 10,1967

-and requests the concurrence of the House therein.
Respectfully,
Edwin G. Fraser
Secretary of the Senate
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
concurrent resolution, contained in the above message, was
placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.


Committee of the Whole House
On motion by Mr. Rowell, at the hour of 9:34 A. M., the
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House.


Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 5:00 P. M.
A quorum was present.


Adjournment
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House adjourned at 5:01 P. M.
to reconvene at 9:30 A. M. tomorrow.










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House of Representatives


PROCEEDINGS AT TALLAHASSEE OF THE FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE
[under the Constitution of 1885]
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1967



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 9:30 A. M.
The following Members were recorded present:



Featherstone
Ferre
Fleece
Fortune, E. M.
Fortune, J.
Gallen
Gautier
Gibson
Gillespie
Gissendanner
Gorman
Graham
Grange
Grizzle
Gustafson
Harris
Hartnett
Hector
Hodes
Humphrey
Inman
James
King
Land
Lewis
Lindsey
Mann



Martinez, J. M.
Mattox
McDonald
McNulty
Miers
Mixson
Murphy
Myers
Nergard
Nichols
Osborne
Papy
Pettigrew
Pfeiffer
Poorbaugh
Powell
Pratt
Prominski
Randell
Redman
Reed
Reedy
Robinson
Rowell
Rude
Rust
Ryals



Sackett
Savage
Scarborough
Schultz
Sessums
Shadley
Shaw
Singleton
Smith
Spicola
Stafford
Stallings
Stevens
Sweeny
Tillman
Tucker
Tyre
Walker
Wells
Whitson
Williams
Wolfson
Yancey
Yarborough



Excused: Representatives Blalock, Crider, Culbreath, Fire-
stone, Holloway, Kennelly, E. L. Martinez, Middlemas, Reeves,
and Register; Representative Matthews for military duty; and
Representatives Arnold and Land for the Afternoon Session.
A quorum was present.


Prayer
Prayer by Dr. Fred T. Laughon, Chaplain:
We thank Thee, 0 Lord, for Thy gift of great men who
have been used to build such a great world. When we
were children, we thrilled at the stories of our national
heroes. Now we are grown. Now we sit where our heroes
sat. Inspire us, 0 God, to so use the timbers of truth
so that we may build such a State here that children yet
unborn will breathe prayers of gratitude for our love for
truth, dedication and wisdom. In our Lord's name, we pray.
Amen.


The Journal
The Journal of August 10 was ordered corrected, and as cor-
rected, approved.


INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE
By Representative Gustafson -
HJR 24-XXX(67)-A joint resolution proposing an amend-
ment to Section 7 of Article X of the State Constitution, re-
lating to exemption of homesteads from taxation; providing
an exemption up to assessed valuation of five thousand dollars



on each owner-occupied condominium parcel and on each apart-
ment occupied by tenant-stockholder or member of cooperative
apartment corporation; defining cooperative apartment corpora-
tion and tenant-stockholder; providing that beneficial title in
equity shall include interest of tenant-stockholder or member of
cooperative apartment corporation.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Revision.

By Representatives Mattox, Pratt, Clark, Gallen, Redman,
Whitson, Lindsey, Pfeiffer, Powell, Briggs, Miers, Shaw, Tyre,
and Mixson-
HCR 25-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution providing for
the adjournment sine die of the special session of the 1967 Leg-
islature.
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
concurrent resolution was placed in the Committee on Rules &
Calendar.


Report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar



The Honorable Ralph D. Turlington
Speaker, House of Representatives



August 10, 1967



Mr. Speaker
Alvarez
Andrews
Arnold
Ashler
Baker
Bassett
Beck
Bevis
Bird
Briggs
Brower
Caldwell
Campbell
Chappell
Clark
Conway
Crabtree
Craig
D'Alemberte
Danahy
Davis
De Young
Dubbin
Ducker
Eddy
Elmore



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Sir:
Your Committee on Rules & Calendar has approved the fol-
lowing bills for introduction during this Extraordinary Ses-
sion:
HCR 9-XXX(67)
SB 3-XXX(67)
SCR 6-XXX(67)

A quorum of the Committee was present in person, and a ma-
jority of those present agreed to the above report.
Respectfully submitted,
E. C. ROWELL
Chairman, Committee on
Rules & Calendar
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the above report was adopted.
HCR 9-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution directing the
speaker of the house of representatives and the president of
the senate to create a joint legislative committee on personnel
and administration and prescribing a uniform pay scale for
employees of the Florida legislature.
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of
Florida, the Senate Concurring:
That the speaker of the house of representatives and the
president of the senate each appoint three (3) members of his
respective house to a committee to be named the joint legisla-
tive committee on personnel and administration. The commit-
tee shall elect a chairman and a vice-chairman from its mem-
bership.
The duties of said committee shall be to provide a liaison
between the two (2) houses of the legislature in areas of per-
sonnel and administration, to set uniform pay scales and clas-
sification of job positions, to set working conditions and hours
of work, holidays and all other personnel matters to provide
uniform personnel policies after considering qualifications,









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longevity, degree of responsibility and other criteria as may be
deemed prudent by the committee.
On motion by Mr. McDonald, agreed to by the required Con-
stitutional two-thirds vote, HCR 9-XXX(67) was admitted for
introduction and consideration by the House, the Speaker hav-
ing ruled that the concurrent resolution would constitute legis-
lative business other than that for which the Legislature was
especially convened.
The concurrent resolution was read the first time in full.
On motions by Mr. McDonald, the rules were waived and
HCR 9-XXX(67) was read the second time by title, adopted,
and ordered immediately certified to the Senate.
SB 3-XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act relating to
legislative spending philosophy; amending sections 282.021,
282.051, 282.061 and 282.081, Florida Statutes; providing an
effective date.
On motion by Mr. Land, agreed to by the required Consti-
tutional two-thirds vote, SB 3-XXX(67) was admitted for in-
troduction and consideration by the House, the Speaker having
ruled that the bill would constitute legislative business other
than that for which the Legislature was especially convened.
The bill was read the first time by title and taken up by
unanimous consent.
On motions by Mr. Land, the rules were waived and SB
3-XXX(67) was read the second time by title, the third time
in full and passed, title as stated. The vote was:



Featherstone
Fleece
Fortune, E.M.
Gallen
Gibson
Gillespie
Gissendanner
Gorman
Graham
Grange
Grizzle
Gustafson
Harris
Hector
Hodes
Humphrey
James
King
Land
Lewis
Mann
Martinez, J. M.



Mattox
McDonald
Mixson
Murphy
Nergard
Osborne
Papy
Pettigrew
Pfeiffer
Poorbaugh
Powell
Pratt
Prominski
Randell
Redman
Reed
Reedy
Rowell
Rude
Rust
Ryals
Sackett



Nays-None
Representatives Williams and Spicola were
ing Yea.
The bill was ordered immediately certified



Savage
Scarborough
Sessums
Shadley
Shaw
Singleton
Stafford
Stallings
Stevens
Sweeny
Tillman
Tucker
Tyre
Walker
Wells
Whitson
Wolfson
Yancey
Yarborough




recorded as vot-

to the Senate.



SCR 6-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution commending
Jackie Gleason for his innumerable contributions to Florida
and its economy.
WHEREAS, four years ago, Jackie Gleason displayed out-
standing vision and foresight by becoming the first major en-
tertainment personality to originate a network television show
from South Florida on a permanent basis, and,
WHEREAS, Jackie Gleason's boundless enthusiasm for our
State, and his unswerving faith in its future, have been
further evidenced by his announced plans to enter into full-
scale television and motion picture production, and,



August I1,1967



WHEREAS, through his leadership, the television-motion
picture industry in Florida has gained a firm foothold and is
currently experiencing tremendous growth and development,
and,
WHEREAS, his myriad activities have contributed untold
millions of dollars to the economy of Florida, in terms of un-
precedented publicity and increased tourism and also by the
presence of his own staff of talented writers, technicians and
performers, NOW, THEREFORE,
Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida, the House
of Representatives Concurring:
That the State of Florida pay fitting tribute to Jackie Glea-
son for his dedication, courage and true pioneering spirit
which have broadened Florida's horizons to include a great
new industry, one which will provide employment for thousands
and will focus worldwide attention on our State.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution become
part of the permanent records of the Florida Legislature, and
a copy presented to Jackie Gleason as a tangible token of deep
gratitude and affection of the people of Florida.
On motion by Mr. Yarborough, agreed to by the required
Constitutional two-thirds vote, SCR 6-XXX(67) was admitted
for introduction and consideration by the House, the Speaker
having ruled that the concurrent resolution would constitute
legislative business other than that for which the Legislature
was especially convened.
The concurrent resolution was read the first time in full.
On motions by Mr. Yarborough, the rules were waived and
SCR 6-XXX(67) was read the second time by title, adopted,
and ordered immediately certified to the Senate.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
August 11, 1967
The Honorable Ralph D. Turlington
Speaker, House of Representatives
Sir:
I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that
the Senate has admitted for introduction and consideration by
the required constitutional two-thirds vote and adopted-
HCR 9-XXX(67)
Respectfully,
Edwin G. Fraser
Secretary of the Senate
HCR 9-XXX(67), contained in the above message, was or-
dered enrolled.


Committee of the Whole House
On motion by Mr. Rowell, at the hour of 9:45 A.M., the
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House.


Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:37 P.M.
A quorum was present.


Adjournment
On motion by Mr. Dubbin, the House adjourned at 4:38 P.M.
to reconvene at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 14.



Yeas-85
Mr. Speaker
Alvarez
Andrews
Arnold
Ashler
Baker
Bassett
Beck
Bevis
Bird
Briggs
Campbell
Clark
Conway
Crabtree
Craig
Davis
De Young
Dubbin
Ducker
Eddy
Elmore









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PROCEEDINGS AT TALLAHASSEE OF THE FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE
[under the Constitution of 1885]
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 1967



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A.M.
The following Members were recorded present:



Featherstone
Firestone
Fleece
Fortune, E. M.
Fortune, J.
Gallen
Gautier
Gibson
Gillespie
Gissendanner
Gorman
Graham
Grange
Grizzle
Gustafson
Harris
Hartnett
Hector
Hodes
Holloway
Humphrey
Inman
James
Kennelly
King
Land
Lewis



Lindsey Rude
Mann Rust
Martinez, E. L. Ryals
Martinez, J. M. Sackett
Mattox Savage
McDonald Scarborough
McNulty Schultz
Middlemas Sessums
Miers Shadley
Mixson Shaw
Murphy Singleton
Nergard Smith
Nichols Spicola
Osborne Stafford
Papy Stallings
Pettigrew Stevens
Pfeiffer Sweeny
Powell Tillman
Pratt Tucker
Prominski Tyre
Randell Wells
Redman Williams
Reed Wolfson
Reedy Yancey
Reeves Yarborough
Robinson
Rowell



Excused: Representatives Alvarez, Brantley, Crider, Cul-
breath, Ferre, Matthews, McKinley, Poorbaugh, Register,
Walker, and Whitson.
A quorum was present.


Prayer
Prayer by the Honorable Robert C. De Young:
Matthew 5:14-16 "You are like the light of the world. A
city built on a high hill cannot be hid. Nobody lights a
lamp to put it under a bowl; instead he puts it on the lamp-
stand, where it gives light for everyone in the house. In the
same way your light must shine before people, so that
they will see the good things you do and give praise to
your Father in heaven." Let us pray. Gracious Father,
we Thy children, so often confused, live at cross-purposes
in our central aims, and hence we are at cross-purposes
with each other. Take us by the hand and help us to see
things from Thy viewpoint, that we may see them as they
really are. We come to choices and decisions with a prayer
upon our lips, for our wisdom fails us. Give us Thine, that
we may do Thy will. In the Master's Name we pray.
Amen.



Pledge
The Members pledged allegiance to the Flag.



The Journal
The Journal of August 11 was ordered corrected, and as
corrected, approved.



INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE

By Representatives Gallen and Pratt-
HB 26-XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act to amend
Section 4, chapter 31263, Laws of Florida, acts of 1955, as
amended, relating to the Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority
in the Counties of Sarasota and Manatee: To provide for the
construction, operation, lease or franchise of parking facilities
and the pledge of revenues therefrom to secure the repayment
of loans extended to the Authority; providing for a public
hearing regarding parking rates, providing an effective date.
Evidence of notice and publication was estab-
lished by the House as to HB 26-XXX(67).
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
bill was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.


Committee of the Whole House
On motion by Mr. Rowell, at the hour of 11:03 A. M., the
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House.


Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 5:00 P. M.
A quorum was present.


ENROLLING REPORT
Your Enrolling Clerk to whom was referred-
HCR 9-XXX(67)
-reports same has been properly enrolled, signed by the
required Constitutional officers and presented to the Governor
on August 14, 1967.
Allen Morris, Clerk



Adjournment
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House adjourned at 5:01 P. M.
to reconvene at 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.



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Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Arnold
Ashler
Baker
Bassett
Beck
Bevis
Bird
Blalock
Briggs
Brower
Caldwell
Campbell
Chappell
Clark
Conway
Crabtree
Craig
D'Alemberte
Danahy
Davis
De Young
Dubbin
Ducker
Eddy
Elmore










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PROCEEDINGS AT TALLAHASSEE OF THE FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE
[under the Constitution of 1885]
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1967



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



Featherstone
Firestone
Fleece
Fortune, E. M.
Fortune, J.
Gallen
Gautier
Gibson
Gillespie
Gissendanner
Gorman
Graham
Grange
Grizzle
Gustafson
Harris
Hartnett
Hector
Hodes
Holloway
Humphrey
Inman
James
Kennelly
King
Land
Lewis
Lindsey
Mann



Martinez, E. L.
Martinez, J. M.
Matthews
Mattox
McDonald
McNulty
Middlemas
Miers
Mixson
Murphy
Myers
Nergard
Nichols
Osborne
Papy
Pettigrew
Pfeiffer
Poorbaugh
Powell
Pratt
Prominski
Randell
Redman
Reed
Reedy
Reeves
Register
Robinson
Rowell



Rude
Rust
Ryals
Sackett
Savage
Scarborough
Schultz
Sessums
Shadley
Shaw
Singleton
Smith
Spicola
Stafford
Stallings
Stevens
Sweeny
Tillman
Tucker
Tyre
Walker
Wells
Whitson
Williams
Wolfson
Yancey
Yarborough



Excused: Representatives Brantley, and Culbreath; also Rep-
resentative Ferre for the Morning Session.
A quorum was present.


Prayer
The Members observed a moment of silent prayer in memory
of the Honorable John W. (Jack) Hasson, former Member of
the House from Sarasota County, who passed away last night.
Prayer by the Honorable Harry H. Pfeiffer:
For my prayer today, I will borrow some phraseology
from our constitutional efforts.
Almighty God, we as Legislators of the State of Florida,
being grateful to Thee, ask Thy guidance. Help us to
establish a constitution worthy of Thy blessing. Help us
to issue a declaration guaranteeing basic rights, freedoms
and protection for all citizens of Florida. Help us to prop-
erly and justly organize the divisions of power within our
government. Guide us in our forthcoming efforts to provide
regulations for elections, equitable taxes, and education for
the benefit of all. Above all, Heavenly Father, give us the
wisdom and the will to complete a document which will
justify the efforts of those who have worked before us
and that history will prove to be great and good. Amen.



The Journal



The Journal of August 14 was ordered corrected and ap-
proved as follows: In the list of those Members excused, add
Representative Whitson.



Appointment of Multistate Tax Compact Advisory Committee
The Speaker announced the appointment of Representatives
Fred Schultz and Donald H. Reed, Jr. as members of the
Multistate Tax Compact Advisory Committee, in accordance with
the provisions of SB 1218, 1967 Regular Session.

Progress Report
The Speaker gave the following report of progress in the
Committee of the Whole House on amendments filed to HJR
3-XXX(67) through Monday, August 14:
Number of amendments profiled 438
Number of amendments considered 252
Number of amendments remaining 186
Article IV 32
Article V 24
Article VI 6
Article VII 22
Article VIII 71
Article IX 19
Article X 10
Article XII 2
Total 186

Committee of the Whole House
On motion by Mr. Rowell, at the hour of 10:05 A.M., the
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House.

Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 5:03 P.M.
A quorum was present.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE



The Honorable Ralph D. Turlington
Speaker, House of Representatives
Sir:



August 15, 1967



I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that
the Senate has admitted for introduction and consideration by
the required constitutional two-thirds vote and adopted-
By Senator Boyd and others-
SCR 8-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution expressing regret
on the passing of The Honorable John W. Hasson.
-and requests the concurrence of the House therein.
Respectfully,
Edwin G. Fraser
Secretary of the Senate
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
concurrent resolution, contained in the above message, was
placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.

Adjournment
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House adjourned at 5:04
P. M. to reconvene at 9:30 A. M. tomorrow.



Mr. Speaker
Alvarez
Andrews
Arnold
Ashler
Baker
Bassett
Beck
Bevis
Bird
Blalock
Briggs
Brower
Caldwell
Campbell
Chappell
Clark
Conway
Crabtree
Craig
Crider
D'Alemberte
Danahy
Davis
De Young
Dubbin
Ducker
Eddy
Elmore



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PROCEEDINGS AT TALLAHASSEE OF THE FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE
[under the Constitution of 1885]
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1967



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 9:30 A. M.
The following Members were recorded present:



Ferre
Firestone
Fleece
Fortune, E. M.
Fortune, J.
Gallen
Gautier
Gibson
Gillespie
Gissendanner
Gorman
Graham
Grange
Grizzle
Gustafson
Harris
Hartnett
Hector
Hodes
Holloway
Humphrey
Inman
James
Kennelly
King
Land
Lewis
Lindsey



Mann
Martinez, E. L.
Martinez, J. M.
Matthews
Mattox
McDonald
McNulty
Middlemas
Miers
Mixson
Murphy
Myers
Nergard
Nichols
Osborne
Papy
Pettigrew
Pfeiffer
Poorbaugh
Powell
Pratt
Prominski
Randell
Redman
Reed
Reedy
Reeves
Register



Excused: Representatives Brantley, Clark,
breath, McKinley, Smith and Sweeny.
A quorum was present.



Robinson
Rowell
Rude
Rust
Ryals
Sackett
Savage
Scarborough
Schultz
Sessums
Shadley
Shaw
Singleton
Spicola
Stafford
Stallings
Stevens
Tillman
Tucker
Tyre
Walker
Wells
Whitson
Williams
Wolfson
Yancey
Yarborough

Crabtree, Cul-



Prayer
Prayer by the Honorable Paul W. Danahy:
Let us bow our heads in prayer. Eternal God and Father
of all men, we bow before Thee on the 17th morning of
this session and ask that we be drawn now near to Thy-
self that we may not be far from one another. We ask
Lord, that under this document our beloved state will con-
tinue to prosper and grow great. To Thy Name shall be
the eternal praise. Amen.


The Journal
The Journal of August 15 was ordered corrected, and as cor-
rected, approved.


INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE

By Representative Blalock-
HB 27-XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act to amend sub-
section (2) of Section 10; Chapter 67-1569, Special Acts which
created the Jacksonville electric authority.
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
bill was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.



Mr. Speaker
Alvarez
Andrews
Arnold
Ashler
Baker
Bassett
Beck
Bevis
Bird
Blalock
Briggs
Brower
Caldwell
Campbell
Chappell
Conway
Craig
Crider
D'Alemberte
Danahy
Davis
De Young
Dubbin
Ducker
Eddy
Elmore
Featherstone



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By Representative Andrews-
HB 28-XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act relating to
the City of Alachua; amending Sections 49 and 50 of Chapter
9367, Laws of Florida, 1923, as amended, to authorize the City
Commission of the City of Alachua to levy and impose license
taxes by ordinance for the purpose of regulation and revenue
upon all occupations and privileges and to determine and to
fix the amounts to be paid, which amounts shall not be lim-
ited or restricted by the general laws of the State; to autho-
rize the Commission to provide by ordinance for the period
of time covered and the manner of transferability of such
licenses; providing for the collection of such taxes; providing
penalties and providing for an effective date.
Evidence of notice and publication was estab-
lished by the House as to HB 28-XXX(67).
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
bill was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.

By Representatives Pfeiffer, Davis and McNulty-
HB 29-XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act relating to
the board of public instruction in all counties of the state hav-
ing a population of not less than eighty thousand (80,000)
and not more than one hundred twenty thousand (120,000),
according to the latest official decennial census; authorizing
the board of public instruction to issue and deliver interest
bearing promissory note or notes in an amount not to exceed
six hundred seventy five thousand dollars ($675,000.00) prin-
cipal for the purpose of supplementing the operating funds
for the 1967-1968 school fiscal year; providing for the repay-
ment of the obligations; and providing an effective date.
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
bill was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
August 15, 1967
The Honorable Ralph D. Turlington
Speaker, House of Representatives
Sir:
I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that
the Senate has admitted for introduction and consideration by
the required constitutional two-thirds vote and adopted-

By Senator Mathews and others-
SCR 10-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution requesting the
Governor of the state of Florida to call an additional special
session of the legislature for the purpose of further considera-
tion and completion of constitutional revision.
-and requests the concurrence of the House therein.
Respectfully,
Edwin G. Fraser
Secretary of the Senate
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section l(d), the
concurrent resolution, contained in the above message, was
placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar,












Committee of the Whole House
On motion by Mr. Rowell, at the hour of 9:40 A. M., the
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House.


Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 1:17 P.M.
A quorum was present.


Report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar



The Honorable Ralph D. Turlington
Speaker, House of Representatives



August 16, 1967



Your Committee on Rules & Calendar has approved the fol-
lowing bills for introduction during this Extraordinary Ses-
sion:



SCR 8-XXX(67)
SCR 10-XXX(67)
HR 8-XXX(67)



HCR 10-XXX(67)
HCR 16-XXX(67)
HR 21-XXX(67)



A quorum of the Committee was present in person, and a
majority of those present agreed to the above report.
Respectfully submitted,
E. C. ROWELL
Chairman, Committee on
Rules & Calendar
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the above report was adopted.


INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION
By Senator Boyd and others-
SCR 8-XXX(67)--- concurrent resolution expressing regret
on the passing of The Honorable John W. Hasson.
WHEREAS, the Legislature lays aside its business to pay
tribute to the memory of a departed comrade, the Honorable
John W. Hasson. It does this with genuine feelings of sadness
in the loss of a dedicated and distinguished citizen of the State
of Florida, and
WHEREAS, John W. Hasson came to Florida as a graduate
of Long Island University and New York Law School, after
having served as assistant United States attorney for the
southern district of New York. He was a veteran of the Korean
War serving in the United States Marine Corps as a sergeant
from 1951 to 1953. His devotion to the State of Florida began
with his service as assistant state attorney for the Twelfth
Judicial Circuit and continued with his election to the House
of Representatives for two consecutive sessions beginning in
1962. While in the House he served two sessions as a member
of the committee on appropriations and as chairman of the
committee on labor in the 1965 session. He was honored for
his work in mental health and conservation. He then served
as Municipal Judge for the City of Sarasota. He was active
in Big Brothers, in civic and fraternal organizations and in
the New York State, Sarasota County and American Bar As-
sociations. During his illness he kept for a time the knowledge
of the terminal nature of his ailment within a close circle of
friends and kept up a full schedule in court and in his law
practice. His high ideals, his unimpeachable integrity, his out-
standing ability, his intense devotion to progressive, unselfish
public service well marked the measure of his stature, and
WHEREAS, the death of John W. Hasson on August 14th,
1967, was a great and deeply felt loss to his family, his friends
and the people of the State of Florida, NOW, THEREFORE,
Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida, the
House of Representatives Concurring:
That on behalf of the people of Florida, this Legislature
does hereby unanimously express its gratitude for the life and
service of John W. Hasson, and its deep and earnest sense of
regret and heartfelt loss at his passing.



August 16, 1967



Be it further resolved that a copy of this concurrent resolu-
tion signed by the President and Secretary of the Senate and
by the Speaker and the Clerk of the House of Representatives
be forwarded to the family of our departed friend.
On motion by Mr. Schultz, agreed to by the required Con-
stitutional two-thirds vote, SCR 8-XXX(67) was admitted for
introduction and consideration by the House, the Speaker hav-
ing ruled that the concurrent resolution would constitute legis-
lative business other than that for which the Legislature was
especially convened.
The concurrent resolution was read the first time in full.
On motions by Mr. Schultz, the rules were waived and SCR
8-XXX(67) was read the second time by title, adopted and or-
dered immediately certified to the Senate.

By Representatives Gallen, Pratt, Alvarez, Andrews, Arnold,
Ashler, Baker, Bassett, Beck, Bevis, Bird, Blalock, Briggs,
Brower, Campbell, Chappell, Conway, Craig, Crider, D'Alem-
berte, Danahy, Davis, DeYoung, Dubbin, Ducker, Eddy, El-
more, Featherstone, Ferre, Firestone, Fleece, E. M. Fortune,
Gautier, Gibson, Gillespie, Graham, Grange, Grizzle, Harris,
Hartnett, Hodes, Holloway, Humphrey, James, Kennelly, Land,
Mann, E. L. Martinez, J. M. Martinez, Matthews, Mattox, Mc-
Donald, Miers, Mixson, Murphy, Myers, Nergard, Nichols, Os-
borne, Pettigrew, Pfeiffer, Poorbaugh, Powell, Prominski, Ran-
dell, Redman, Reedy, Reeves, Register, Robinson, Rowell, Rust,
Ryals, Sackett, Savage, Scarborough, Schultz, Sessums, Shad-
ley, Shaw, Singleton, Smith, Spicola, Stafford, Stallings,
Tucker, Turlington, Tyre, Walker, Wells, Whitson, Wolfson,
Yancey, Yarborough-
HR 8-XXX(67)-A resolution expressing sorrow of the
House of Representatives over the demise of Frank Bass.
WHEREAS, the House of Representatives of the State of
Florida is saddened and bereft over the passing of Frank Bass,
former member of the House, and
WHEREAS, Frank Bass did ever in his civic and in his
public service exemplify the highest type of citizenship in his
genuine concern with the problems of his fellowman and their
solution through the processes of government, and
WHEREAS, no detail was too small or too large for the
contribution of his talents if it involved the public interest, as
evidenced by his creative role in such legislation as that affect-
ing the Peace River Valley Water Conservation and Drainage
District, and notice of cancellation symbols on accident and
health policies, and many other pieces of legislation, and
WHEREAS, in his private life he constantly maintained
personal standards of conduct which made him an asset to his
community and his vocation as manifested by his election as
Director of the Florida Cattlemen's Association, as Director
of the Florida Brahman Breeders' Association, as Director of
the Eastern Brahman Breeders' Association, as Director of the
Southeastern Brahman Breeders' Association, as Director of
the Peace River Valley Water Conservation and Drainage Dis-
trict, as Vice Chairman of the Florida Quarter Horse Breeders'
Association, as Director of the Florida Citrus Mutual, and
as Director of the Wauchula Board of Realtors, and
WHEREAS, his wisdom and counsel greatly aided the mem-
bers of the legislature before, during and after his tenure as
a member of that body, and
WHEREAS, the presence of such a leader will be sorely
missed by citizens of every degree in and out of the State of
Florida; NOW, THEREFORE,
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of
Florida:
That all members of the House of Representatives of the
State of Florida express their heartfelt regret over the pass-
ing of Frank Bass and wish to record their deepest sympathy
with his widow, Mrs. Mildred Bass, and other surviving rela-
tives.
Be It Further Resolved that this Resolution be recorded in the
records of the House of Representatives and that a copy be de-
livered to his family.



On motion by Mr. Rowell, agreed to by the required Con-
stitutional two-thirds vote, HR 8-XXX(67) was admitted for
introduction and consideration by the House, the Speaker hav-



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ing ruled that the resolution would constitute legislative busi-
ness other than that for which the Legislature was especially
convened.
The resolution was read the first time by title.
On motions by Mr. Rowell, HR 8-XXX(67) was read the
second time in full and adopted.

By Representatives Grange, Alvarez, Blalock, Nichols, Ken-
nelly, Arnold, Brantley, Scarborough, Stallings, and Crider-
HCR 10-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution expressing deep
regret and sympathy over the passing of William L. Griffin,
who died in the line of duty.
WHEREAS, the late William L. Griffin served as a member
of the Jacksonville police department from March 1, 1956 until
the time of his death, July 29, 1967, and
WHEREAS, the late William L. Griffin, while performing
the duties as a law enforcement officer, was tragically killed on
July 29, 1967, and
WHEREAS, the late William L. Griffin, in giving his life
in the line of duty, did uphold the finest and noblest tradition
of the law enforcement profession, and
WHEREAS, the death of William L. Griffin was a great
jand tragic loss to his family, his friends and the people of the
state of Florida, NOW, THEREFORE,
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of
Florida, the Senate Concurring:
That on behalf of the people of Florida this Legislature
does unanimously express to the family of William L. Griffin
its gratitude for his life and his service and its deep and
earnest sense of regret and heartfelt loss at his untimely pass-
ing.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolu-
tion be forwarded to Esther Griffin, wife of the late William L.
Griffin.
On motion by Mr. Grange, agreed to by the required Con-
stitutional two-thirds vote, HCR 10-XXX(67) was admitted
for introduction and consideration by the House, the Speaker
having ruled that the concurrent resolution would constitute
legislative business other than that for which the Legislature
was especially convened.
The concurrent resolution was read the first time in full.
On motions by Mr. Grange, the rules were waived and HCR
10-XXX(67) was read the second time by title, adopted and
ordered immediately certified to the Senate.

By Representatives Hodes, E. L. Martinez, Sackett, Rowell,
Alvarez, Andrews, Arnold, Ashler, Baker, Bassett, Beck, Bevis,
Bird, Blalock, Briggs, Brower, Caldwell, Campbell, Chappell,
Conway, Craig, Crider, D'Alemberte, Danahy, Davis, De
Young, Dubbin, Ducker, Eddy, Elmore, Featherstone, Ferre,
Firestone, Fleece, E. M. Fortune, Gallen, Gautier, Gibson, Gill-
espie, Graham, Grange, Grizzle, Gustafson, Harris, Hartnett,
Hector, Holloway, Humphrey, Inman, James, Kennelly, Land,
Lewis, Lindsey, J. M. Martinez, Mattox, McDonald, Miers,
Mixson, Murphy, Myers, Nergard, Nichols, Osborne, Petti-
grew, Pfeiffer, Poorbaugh, Powell, Pratt, Prominski, Randell,
Redman, Reed, Reedy, Reeves, Register, Robinson, Rude, Rust,
Ryals, Savage, Scarborough, Schultz, Shadley, Shaw, Single-
ton, Spicola, Stafford, Stallings, Tucker, Turlington, Tyre,
Walker, Wells, Whitson, Wolfson, Yancey and Yarborough-
HCR 16-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution expressing ap-
preciation to Mrs. Delma Hart for her unselfish devotion to
the nursing and care of the members of the legislature and
staff during the current sessions.
Whereas, the legislature of the state of Florida has deter-
mined that timely public recognition of outstanding citizens and
dedicated public servants, for their contributions to the legis-
lature, should not be overlooked nor too long delayed, and



Whereas, Mrs. Delma Hart has devoted four months during
the current sessions of the legislature to the nursing and care
of the members of the legislature and staff who have had rea-
son to seek medical attention, and



August 16, 1967



convened.
The resolution was read the first time by title.
On motions by Mr. Stallings, HR 21-XXX(67) was read the
second time in full and adopted.



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Whereas, Mrs. Delma Hart has performed this nursing care
in a manner befitting a member of her profession, and
Whereas, Mrs. Delma Hart has provided this legislature
with a quality of medical attention that it has never before
known, and
Whereas, Mrs. Delma Hart has worked unselfishly in this
manner for a compensation which can only be measured in
terms of grateful appreciation by the legislature, Now, There-
fore,
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of
Florida, the Senate concurring:
Section 1. That the legislature of the State of Florida in
recognition of the unselfish dedication and devotion rendered
by this exceptional public servant and in commendation for
the spirit in which she has given so freely of her talents,
pays tribute to Mrs. Delma Hart.
Section 2. Be it further resolved that copies of this con-
current resolution be signed by the speaker and chief clerk
of the house of representatives and by the president and sec-
retary of the senate and that such copies suitable for framing
and bearing the seal of the great State of Florida be trans-
mitted to Mrs. Delma Hart, that it may serve not only as a
symbol of appreciation to her, but that by so recognizing the
work of this Floridian, it may also serve as an inspiration to
the citizens of our state and nation that dedicated public serv-
ice shall not go unrewarded nor shall it be forgotten.
On motion by Dr. Hodes, agreed to by the required Con-
stitutional two-thirds vote, HCR 16-XXX(67) was admitted
for introduction and consideration by the House, the Speaker
having ruled that the' concurrent resolution would constitute
legislative business other than that for which the Legislature
was especially convened.
The concurrent resolution was read the first time in full.
On motions by Dr. Hodes, the rules were waived and HCR
16-XXX(67) was read the second time by title, adopted and
ordered immediately certified to the Senate.

By Representatives Stallings, Arnold, Alvarez, Scarborough,
Blalock, Brantley, and Grange -
HR 21-XXX(67)-A resolution expressing sympathy and
sorrow over the passing of Hodson Drew.
WHEREAS, Divine Providence has called Hodson Drew to
life's eternal reward, and
WHEREAS, Hodson Drew, a member of Jacksonville's oldest
family and descendant of former state comptroller Columbus
Drew and Governor George F. Drew, devoted his lifetime to the
betterment of county government throughout Florida, and
WHEREAS, his advice and counsel on county government
was invaluable to members of the legislature, and
WHEREAS, he constantly maintained the highest standards
of conduct in his personal life which made him an asset to
his community, and
WHEREAS, the presence, assistance and friendship of Hod-
son Drew will be sadly missed by a multitude of public officials
and private citizens alike throughout the state, NOW, THERE-
FORE,
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of
Florida:
Section 1. That all members of the House express their
deepest regrets over the sudden passing of Hodson Drew and
hereby publicly manifest their sympathy by providing that
this resolution be preserved in the legislative records.
On motion by Mr. Stallings, agreed to by the required Con-
stitutional two-thirds vote, HR 21-XXX(67) was admitted for
introduction and consideration by the House, the Speaker hav-
ing ruled that the resolution would constitute legislative busi-
ness other than that for which the Legislature was especially












By Senator Mathews and others-
SCR 10-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution requesting the
Governor of the state of Florida to call an additional special
session of the legislature for the purpose of further considera-
tion and completion of constitutional revision.
WHEREAS, the Governor of the state of Florida called the
Florida Legislature into special session on July 31, 1967, for
the purpose of considering constitutional revision; and,
WHEREAS, the legislature has been in session, actively
working on constitutional revision, and has to the date of this
resolution made substantial progress in bringing forth a com-
plete, new constitution for the state of Florida; and
WHEREAS, the conditions set forth in Senate Concurrent
Resolution 1739 as underlying and basic reasons for consti-
tutional revision still exist; and
WHEREAS, more time than 20 (twenty) days is required
for the completion of the important work of bringing forth
a modern constitution for the government of the state of Flor-
ida, and the members of the legislature are dedicated and will-
ing and determined to effectuate the purpose for which they
have been laboring and feel that the best interest of all the
citizens of the state of Florida will be served by the work go-
ing forward without interruption, NOW, THEREFORE,
Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida, the House
of Representatives concurring:
That we the members of the legislature of the state of Flor-
ida, in special session assembled pursuant to call of His Ex-
cellency, Honorable Claude R. Kirk, Jr., Governor of the State
of Florida, for the purpose of constitutional revision, most re-
spectfully request and urge His Excellency, Honorable Claude
R. Kirk, Jr., Governor of the state of Florida, to issue a further
proclamation convening the Florida Legislature in an addi-
tional special session for the purpose of further considering
and completing the work on constitutional revision, said spe-
cial session to be called to convene on Monday, August 21, 1967.
On motion by Mr. Dubbin, agreed to by the required Con-
stitutional two-thirds vote, SCR 10-XXX(67) was admitted
for introduction and consideration by the House, the Speaker
having ruled that the concurrent resolution would constitute
legislative business other than that for which the Legislature
was especially convened.
The concurrent resolution was read the first time in full.
On motion by Mr. Dubbin, the rules were waived and SCR
10-XXX(67) was read the second time by title.
Mr. Dubbin moved the adoption of the concurrent resolution.
Pending consideration thereof-
On motion by Mr. Pettigrew, debate was limited to ten
minutes per side.
The question recurred on the adoption of the concurrent res-
olution which was adopted. The vote was:
Yeas-77
Mr. Speaker Conway Fleece Holloway
Alvarez D'Alemberte Fortune, E. M. Humphrey
Andrews Danahy Gillespie James
Arnold Davis Gissendanner Kennelly
Ashler De Young Gorman Land
Baker Dubbin Graham Lewis
Bevis Ducker Grange Lindsey
Bird Eddy Grizzle Mann
Briggs Elmore Gustafson Martinez, J. M.
Brower Featherstone Harris Matthews
Caldwell Ferre Hector McDonald
Campbell Firestone Hodes Middlemas



Murphy
Myers
Nergard
Nichols
Osborne
Papy
Pettigrew
Pfeiffer
Nays-25
Bassett
Blalock
Chappell
Craig
Crider
Fortune, J.
Gautier



Poorbaugh
Reed
Reedy
Reeves
Robinson
Rude
Rust
Ryals


Gibson
Hartnett
Martinez, E.
Mattox
Miers
Mixson
Powell



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Sackett
Savage
Scarborough
Schultz
Sessums
Shadley
Shaw
Stafford


Pratt
Prominski
L. Randell
Redman
Register
Rowell
Singleton



Stallings
Williams
Wolfson
Yancey
Yarborough




Spicola
Tucker
Tyre
Whitson



PAIR VOTE
I am paired with Representative Tillman. If he were pres-
ent, he would have voted Yea and I would have voted Nay
on the adoption of SCR 10-XXX(67).
Representative Tom Gallen
SCR 10-XXX(67) was ordered immediately certified to the
Senate.

EXPLANATION OF VOTE ON SCR 10-XXX(67)
I voted against the adoption of SCR 10-XXX(67) not be-
cause I am opposed to thoughtful revision of the Constitution
but for the reason that I doubt the Legislature can accomplish
this now because of the fatigue of Members through the
months of continuous session. I believe a recess, enabling the
Members to think through the numerous proposals pending,
would be helpful to the Members of the Legislature and useful
to the people generally. Incidentally, while it has been the cus-
tom to refer to the present Constitution as 'the Constitution
of 1885,' that document actually is a living Constitution, kept
vibrant and virile by frequent amendment to meet changing
conditions. The simple deletion of obsolete material would, in
effect, give us 'the Constitution of 1967'.
Representative E. C. Rowell
Mr. E. M. Fortune moved that the Legislative Council direct
a comprehensive study, as quickly as possible, of the impact
of SB 225 on welfare recipients, which was agreed to. Mr.
Wolfson, as Chairman of the Legislative Council, assured the
House that a thorough and prompt study would be made and
the findings reported to the House so the public could be ad-
vised.


Committee of the Whole House
On motion by Mr. Rowell, at the hour of 2:00 P.M., the
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House.


Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:30 P.M.
A quorum was present.


Adjournment
On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House adjourned at 4:31 P.M.
to reconvene at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.



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House of Representatives


PROCEEDINGS AT TALLAHASSEE OF THE FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE
[under the Constitution of 1885]
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1967



The House was called to order by Representative De Young
at 10:00 A. M.
The following members were recorded present:



Firestone
Fleece
Fortune, E. M.
Fortune, J.
Gallen
Gautier
Gibson
Gillespie
Gissendanner
Gorman
Graham
Grange
Grizzle
Gustafson
Harris
Hartnett
Hector
Hodes
Holloway
Humphrey
Inman
James
Kennelly
King
Land
Lewis
Lindsey
Mann



Martinez, E. L. Rowell
Martinez, J. M. Rude
Matthews Rust
Mattox Ryals
McDonald Sackett
McNulty Savage
Middlemas Scarborough
Miers Schultz
Mixson Sessums
Murphy Shadley
Myers Shaw
Nergard Singleton
Nichols Smith
Osborne Spicola
Papy Stafford
Pettigrew Stallings
Pfeiffer Stevens
Poorbaugh Tillman
Powell Tucker
Pratt Turlington
Prominski Tyre
Randell Walker
Redman Wells
Reed Whitson
Reedy Williams
Reeves Wolfson
Register Yancey
Robinson Yarborough



INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE



By Representatives Blalock, Alvarez, Arnold, Schultz, Stall-
ings, Kennelly, and Nichols-
HB 30-XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act to amend par-
agraph (la) of Section 1; and Section 2 of Chapter 67-939,
Laws of Florida, 1967, relating to the small claims court of
Duval County; relating to and providing for certain jurisdic-
tion for the court by adding the words-exclusive of interest,
attorney's fees and costs-to the said paragraph (la) of Sec.
1 thereof; and relating to and providing certain qualifications
for the judges of the court, and prohibiting the judges of the
court from practicing law by adding a paragraph (3) between
paragraphs (2) and (4) of Section 2 thereof as follows:
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
bill was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.

By Representatives Elmore, Campbell, and E. M. Fortune-
HB 32-XXX(67)-A bill to be entitled An act repealing
Chapter 61-665 Special Acts of 1961 Florida legislature, relat-
ing to commissions received by tax assessors; providing an ef-
fective date.
Under the provisions of HR 1-XXX(67), Section 1(d), the
bill was placed in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE



Excused: Representatives Blalock, Brantley, Clark, Crabtree,
McKinley, and Sweeny; also Representative Caldwell for the
Afternoon Session.
A quorum was present.


Prayer
Prayer by Donald Turlington:
Our gracious Heavenly Father, let us gather together
this day to give our most heartfelt thanks for all of Thy
many blessings; our friends, companions, and our homes
and loved ones, but most of all, for the priceless gift of
political liberty enjoyed today by so few. Make us worthy
of this blessing and give to us the strength to overcome
our partisanship and personal conflict and construct a
document worthy of Thy praise and worthy of the people
of Florida. Let us then, Dear Lord, put our shoulders to
the plow and carry on the struggle for the future of Flor-
ida and let us do it now-for we have miles to go before
we sleep and miles to go before we sleep. Amen.


The Journal
The Journal of August 16 was ordered corrected, and as cor-
rected, approved.



THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR



The Honorable Ralph D. Turlington
Speaker, House of Representatives



August 17, 1967



Sir:
I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that
the Senate has admitted for introduction and consideration by
the required constitutional two-thirds vote and adopted-
HCR 16-XXX(67) HCR 10-XXX(67)
Respectfully,
Edwin G. Fraser
Secretary of the Senate
And the concurrent resolutions, contained in the above mes-
sage, were ordered enrolled.

Committee of the Whole House
On motion by Mr. Rowell, at the hour of 10:05 A.M., the
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House.

Reconvened
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 5:04 P. M.
A quorum was present.

Adjournment
On motion by Mr. Dubbin, the House adjourned at 5:05 P. M.
to reconvene at 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.



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The Chair
Alvarez
Andrews
Arnold
Ashler
Baker
Bassett
Beck
Bevis
Bird
Briggs
Brower
Caldwell
Campbell
Chappell
Conway
Craig
Crider
Culbreath
D'Alemberte
Danahy
Davis
Dubbin
Ducker
Eddy
Elmore
Featherstone
Ferre











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House of Representatives


PROCEEDINGS AT TALLAHASSEE OF THE FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE
[under the Constitution of 1885]
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1967



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



Mr. Speaker
Alvarez
Andrews
Arnold
Ashler
Baker
Bassett
Beck
Bevis
Bird
Briggs
Campbell
Chappell
Conway
Craig
Crider
Culbreath
D'Alemberte
Davis
De Young
Dubbin
Ducker
Eddy
Elmore
Featherstone
Ferre
Fleece



Fortune, E. M.
Fortune, J.
Gallen
Gibson
Gillespie
Gissendanner
Gorman
Graham
Grange
Grizzle
Gustafson
Harris
Hartnett
Hector
Hodes
Holloway
Humphrey
Inman
James
Kennelly
King
Land
Lewis
Lindsey
Mann
Martinez, E. L.
Martinez, J. M.



Matthews
Mattox
McDonald
McNulty
Middlemas
Miers
Mixson
Murphy
Myers
Nergard
Nichols
Osborne
Papy
Pettigrew
Pfeiffer
Poorbaugh
Powell
Pratt
Prominski
Randell
Redman
Reed
Reedy
Reeves
Register
Robinson
Rude



Rust
Ryals
Sackett
Savage
Scarborough
Schultz
Sessums
Shadley
Shaw
Singleton
Smith
Spicola
Stafford
Stallings
Stevens
Sweeny
Tucker
Tyre
Walker
Wells
Whitson
Williams
Wolfson
Yancey
Yarborough



Excused: Representatives Blalock, Brantley, Caldwell,
Clark, Crabtree, Danahy, Firestone, Gautier, McKinley, Row-
ell, and Tillman; also Representative J. Fortune for the Af-
ternoon Session.
A quorum was present.


Prayer
The Members observed a moment of silent prayer in mem-
ory of the Honorable A. R. (Roy) Surles, Jr., former Member
of the House from Polk County.
The following prayer offered by Representative Robert C.
De Young, was written by The Reverend H. Arthur Stephen-
son, Pastor of Immanuel United Presbyterian Church, Lake
Park:

Our Father, the problems that confront us are stagger-
ing. Indeed we would confess that they are impossible to
solve if we depend upon our own human resources. Thank-
ful we are, however, that Thy guidance and wisdom are
always available to those who sincerely seek it. Make us
humble enough to come to Thee and lay upon Thee our
every burden. For the deliberations of this day we ask
Thy help. We are men and women with different personal-
ities and varying political persuasions. But in some way
deemphasize those differences and help us to have fore-
most in our minds the future of this magnificent State of
Florida which we are privileged to serve. May every word
we speak and each action we take be for the benefit of
the people who are our citizens. For this task we ask for
clear minds, loving hearts and understanding spirits. And
as we end the day, may we lie down to rest knowing



that we have made the very best use of all the resources
Thou hast placed at our command. To Thy Glory we
make this prayer. Amen.


The Journal
The Journal of August 17 was ordered corrected, and as cor-
rected, approved.


Joint Committee on Personnel and Administration
The Speaker appointed Representatives Leon N. McDonald,
Sr., Ray C. Osborne, and Richard A. Pettigrew to the Joint
Legislative Committee on Personnel and Administration (HCR
9-XXX).


Interim Committee on Mass Transportation

The Speaker appointed Representatives Vernon C. Hollo-
way, Chairman; Lynwood Arnold, William R. Conway, Jo-
seph M. Martinez, Jr., and Guy W. Spicola to the Interim
Committee on Mass Transportation (HCR 2559).


Committee on Capitol Safety
The Speaker appointed Representatives Maurice A. Ferre,
Miley Miers, and Walter W. Sackett, Jr. to the Capitol Safety
Committee (HB 3277).


INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE
By Representatives Bevis, Alvarez, Andrews, Arnold, Ash-
ler, Baker, Bird, Briggs, Campbell, Chappell, Clark, Conway,
Crider, Culbreath, D'Alemberte, De Young, Dubbin, Ducker,
Elmore, Featherstone, Fleece, J. Fortune, Gallen, Gibson, Gilles-
pie, Gissendanner, Gorman, Grange, Grizzle, Gustafson, Harris,
Hector, Hodes, Holloway, Humphrey, Inman, James, Kennelly,
King, Land, Lewis, Mann, E. L. Martinez, Matthews, Mattox,
McDonald, McNulty, Middlemas, Miers, Mixson, Murphy, My-
ers, Nergard, Osborne, Pettigrew, Pfeiffer, Poorbaugh,
Powell, Pratt, Prominski, Randell, Redman, Reed, Reedy,
Reeves, Register, Robinson, Rowell, Rude, Rust, Ryals, Savage,
Scarborough, Schultz, Sessums, Shadley, Shaw, Singleton, Spi-
cola, Stafford, Stallings, Stevens, Sweeny, Tillman, Tucker,
Turlington, Tyre, Walker, Wells, Williams, Wolfson, Yancey,
and Yarborough.
HCR 34-XXX(67)-A concurrent resolution honoring Mr.
A. R. "Roy" Surles, Jr. for his dedicated service to the citi-
zens of Florida.
WHEREAS, A. R. "Roy" Surles, Jr. has been an able and
dedicated citizen of Florida for many years, and
WHEREAS, Roy Surles proudly represented Imperial Polk
County with distinction as a member of the Florida Legisla-
ture from 1948 to 1958, and



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WHEREAS, after his departure from the Legislature, Mr.
Surles continued his friendship and service to the members of
the Legislature, and
WHEREAS, on July 7, 1967, Mr. Surles disappeared while
piloting his aircraft between Tallahassee and Lakeland, and
WHEREAS, it has become increasingly doubtful that Mr.
Surles will safely return to his family and friends, NOW,
THEREFORE,
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of
Florida, the Senate Concurring:
Section 1. That the members of the Florida Legislature are
greatly saddened by the disappearance of their friend and
colleague, Mr. A. R. "Roy" Surles, Jr., and that we prayer-
fully hope for his safe return, improbable as it may seem,
and that, in the event he has been taken from us, he will al-
ways be remembered as a man dedicated to his family and to
the service of his fellow men.
On motion by Mr. Bevis, agreed to by the required Constitu-
tional two-thirds vote, HCR 34-XXX(67) was admitted for
introduction and consideration by the House, the Speaker hav-
ing ruled that the concurrent resolution would constitute leg-
islative business other than that for which the Legislature
was especially convened.
The concurrent resolution was read the first time in full.
On motions by Mr. Bevis, the rules were waived and HCR
34-XXX(67) was read the second time by title, adopted and
ordered immediately certified to the Senate.

By Representatives Bird and Eddy-
HJR 31-XXX(67)-A joint resolution proposing an amend-
ment to section 6 of Article IX of the State Constitution, re-
lating to full faith and credit bonding of capital projects for
state purposes; providing limitations; revenue bonds and ref-
erendum provisions; issuance of bonds by counties, county
school boards, municipalities, etc., payable from ad valorem
taxes; providing for referendum.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Revision.

By Representatives Arnold, Williams, Middlemas, Tyre,
Kennelly, Campbell, Elmore, Spicola, Wolfson, Lewis, Nichols,
Stallings, Blalock, Grange and E. M. Fortune-
HJR 33-XXX(67)-A joint resolution proposing an amend-
ment to Section 7 of Article X of the State Constitution to
change the homestead exemption to ten thousand dollars ($10,-
000.00) and to totally exempt the homestead of a totally dis-
abled war veteran.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Revision.



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Committee of the Whole House
On motion by Mr. Dubbin, at the hour of 10:12 A. M. the
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House.


Reconvened

The House was called to order by the Speaker at 5:18 P. M.
A quorum was present.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

August 18, 1967
The Honorable Ralph D. Turlington
Speaker, House of Representatives
Sir:
I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that
the Senate has admitted for introduction and consideration by
the required constitutional two-thirds vote and adopted-
HCR 34-XXX(67)
Respectfully,
Edwin G. Fraser
Secretary of the Senate
And the concurrent resolution, contained in the above mes-
sage, was ordered enrolled.


ENROLLING REPORT
Your Enrolling Clerk to whom was referred-
HCR 10-XXX(67) HCR 16-XXX(67) HCR 34-XXX(67)
-reports same have been properly enrolled, signed by the
required Constitutional officers and presented to the Governor
on August 18, 1967.
Allen Morris, Clerk


Adjournment
On motion by Mr. Dubbin, the House adjourned at 5:19
P. M. to reconvene at 11:00 A. M., Monday, August 21.
So the Extraordinary Session ended, the House to be recon-
vened on Monday, August 21, pursuant to Proclamation of
the Governor for further consideration of constitutional revi-
sion.



August 18, 1967



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REGISTRATIONS UNDER HOUSE RULE THIRTEEN
FROM AUGUST 14 THROUGH AUGUST 18, 1967

Direct Business
Name and Address Entity Represented and Address Duration of Particular Association or
Representation Legislation Partnership with
Involved Legislator
Florida Youth
Advisory Council
Boykin, Edlyne Office of the Secretary Constitutional
517 Main St. of State Revision revised
Chattahoochee ---- -------- Tallahassee ---------------- Session ---- constitution ----- none
Florida Youth
Advisory Council
Nohe, Steven Office of the Constitutional
951 W. Jefferson, Apt. 3 Secretary of State Revision revised
Tallahassee .---....----...----------..... Tallahassee .----------- ... Session -- ---------constitution ------ none
Florida Youth
Smith, Sandy Advisory Council
432 Riverview Dr. Office of the constitutional
Melbourne ------.------.. -------Secretary of State --- __ session --.--.... revision -------..... none



Change in registration under House Rule 13 as it applies
Curtis A. Cox from "permanent" to "terminated".



to the duration of representation has been requested by the following:



CERTIFICATE
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the foregoing pages numbered
1 through 44, inclusive, are and constitute a complete, true
and correct journal and record of the proceedings of the House
of Representatives of the State of Florida at the Extraordinary
Session of the Forty-first Legislature under the Constitution
of 1885, held from July 31 through August 18, 1967.
Tallahassee, Florida
October 5, 1967


Clerk



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INDEX

to the

Journal of the House of Representatives

Extraordinary Session

of the

Forty-first Legislature


July 31 through August 18, 1967


CONTENTS

Page
Members of the House and Bills Introduced 47
Miscellaneous Subjects 49
Subject Index of House and Senate Bills, Resolutions,
and Memorials 50
House Bills and Resolutions by Number, Subject,
Introduced, and Disposition 51
Senate Bills, Resolutions, and Memorials (received in
House) by Number, Subject, and Introducer 52



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Members of the House and Bills Introduced



ALVAREZ, TED-19th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 10-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 21-XXX(67), 34-
XXX (67)
ANDREWS, WILLIAM C.-31st District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX (67)
ARNOLD, LYNWOOD-23rd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
10-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 21-XXX(67), 33-XXX(67), 34
XXX (67)
ASHLER, PHIL-3rd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
BAKER, MAXINE E.-90th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
BASSETT, E. POPE-44th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67)
BECK, JAMES N.-33rd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX (67), 16-XXX(67)
BEVIS, WILLIAM H.-57th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
BIRD, RICHARD A.-85th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 31-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
BLALOCK, S. GORDON-26th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
10-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 21-XXX (67), 33-XXX(67)
BRANTLEY, LEW-21st District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 10-XXX(67),
21-XXX(67)
BRIGGS, WARREN M.-2nd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX(67)
BROWER, DAVID L.-lllth District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67)
CALDWELL, GEORGE L.-84th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 16-XXX(67)
CAMPBELL, L. S. (Sam)-7th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 33-XXX(67), 34-XXX (67)
CHAPPELL, WILLIAM V., JR.-30th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
CLARK, JOHN R.-55th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
34-XXX (67)
CONWAY, WILLIAM R.-35th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
CRABTREE, GRANVILLE H., JR.-119th District
CRAIG, A. H.-34th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67)
CRIDER, JOHN-22nd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
10-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)



CULBREATH, JOHN R.-69th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced:
34-XXX(67)



D'ALEMBERTE, TALBOT (Sandy)-98th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
DANAHY, PAUL W.-67th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX (67), 16-XXX(67)
DAVIS, CHARLES E., JR.-71st District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67)
DE YOUNG, ROBERT C.-79th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 6-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
DUBBIN, MURRAY H.-95th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 2-XXX(67),
4-XXX(67), 6-XXX(67), 8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67),
34 XXX(67)
DUCKER, JOHN L.-39th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
EDDY, JAMES R.-82nd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 31-XXX(67)
ELMORE, HENTON D.-6th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 33-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
FEATHERSTONE, HAROLD G.-101st District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
FERRE, MAURICE A.-91st District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67)
FIRESTONE, GEORGE-110th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67)
FLEECE, WILLIAM H.-53rd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
FORTUNE, EDMOND M.-5th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 33-XXX(67)
FORTUNE, JAN-43rd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
34-XXX(67)
GALLEN, TOM-116th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
GAUTIER, JEFF D.-103rd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 4-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67)
GIBSON, WILLIAM L.-45th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
GILLESPIE, WILLIAM M.-37th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
GISSENDANNER, ELTON J.-107th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 34-XXX(67)
GORMAN, WILLIAM D.-42nd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
34-XXX(67)
GRAHAM, ROBERT-105th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 4-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67)
GRANGE, GIFFORD, JR.-25th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 10-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 21-XXX(67), 33-
XXX(67),34-XXX(67)



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GRIZZLE, MARY R.-47th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX(67)
GUSTAFSON, JOEL K.-87th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 16-XXX(67),
24-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
HARRIS, MARSHALL S.-108th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
HARTNETT, ROBERT C.--106th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67)
HECTOR, ROBERT C.-104th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 16-XXX(67),
34-XXX(67)
HODES, RICHARD S.-68th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
HOLLOWAY, VERNON C.-102nd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
13-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
HUMPHREY, JOSEPH W.-77th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
INMAN, W. M. (Bill)--10th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
JAMES, WILLIAM G.-81st District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
KENNELLY, JOSEPH G., JR.-28th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 10-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 33-XXX(67), 34-
XXX(67)
KING, CHARLES J.-89th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
34-XXX(67)
LAND, HENRY W.-38th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 6-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
LEWIS, GERALD-96th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 16-XXX(67),
33-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
LINDSEY, DAVID L.-41st District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX (67),
16-XXX(67)
MANN, ROBERT T.-60th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 6-XXX(67),
8-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
MARTINEZ, ELVIN L.-63rd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
MARTINEZ, JOSEPH M., JR.-88th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67)
MATTHEWS, CAREY-92nd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
MATTOX, RAY-56th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
MCDONALD, LEON N., SR.-15th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
MCKINLEY, KENT S.-118th District
MCNULTY, CLIFFORD A.-73rd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 34-XXX(67)

MIDDLEMAS, JOHN ROBERT-8th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 33-XXX(67),
34-XXX (67)



MIERS, MILEY L.-12th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
MIXSON, WAYNE-11th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX(67)
MURPHY, JACK-54th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
MYERS, KENNETH M.-94th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 4-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
NERGARD, CHARLES L.-75th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
NICHOLS, DONALD G.-27th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX (67),
10-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 33-XXX(67)
OSBORNE, RAY C.-48th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 6-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
PAPY, BERNIE C., JR.-114th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67)
PETTIGREW, RICHARD A.-97th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 4-XXX(67),
6-XXX (67), 8-XXX(67), 16-XXX (67), 34-XXX(67)
PFEIFFER, HARRY H.-72nd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
POORBAUGH, JACK M.-78th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
POWELL, WILLIAM E.-74th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
PRATT, JEROME--115th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
PROMINSKI, HENRY J.-86th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
RAINEY, CHARLES E.-49th District
RANDELL, M. T. (Ted)-112th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
REDMAN, JAMES L.-61st District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
REED, DONALD H., JR.-76th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 4-XXX(67),
6-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
REEDY, W. H. (Bill)-32nd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
REEVES, JAMES J.-4th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
REGISTER, WILLIAM M., JR.-62nd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
ROBINSON, A. S. (Jim)-51st District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
ROWELL, E. C.-59th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 1-XXX(67),
8-XXX (67), 16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)

RUDE, ARTHUR H.-83rd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 16-XXX(67),
34-XXX(67)



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RUST, ROBERT W.-80th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced:
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)


RYALS, JOHN L.-66th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)

SACKETT, WALTER W., JR.-100th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced:
7-XXX(67), 8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67)
SAVAGE, JOHN J.-46th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced:
8-XXX(67),16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)


SCARBOROUGH, DAN-18th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
10-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 21-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)


SCHULTZ, FRED-24th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced:
6-XXX(67), 8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
SESSUMS, T. TERRELL-65th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced:
6-XXX(67),8-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
SHADLEY, ROBERT H.-40th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced:
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX (67)
SHAW, EUGENE F.-16th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced:
8-XXX(67), 16XXX (67), 34-XXX67 34-XXX(67)
SINGLETON, CARL A.-109th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced:
7-XXX(67), 8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)


SMITH, KEN-14th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67)
SPICOLA, GUY W.-64th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 33-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
STAFFORD, DON H.-52nd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 34-XXX (67)



STALLINGS, GEORGE B., JR.-20th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 6-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 10-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 21-XXX(67),
33-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
STEVENS, TOMMY-70th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 34-XXX(67)
SWEENY, JAMES H., JR.-36th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 34-XXX(67)
TILLMAN, JIM K.-117th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
34-XXX (67)
TUCKER, DONALD L.-13th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX(67)
TURLINGTON, RALPH D.-29th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 6-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
TYRE, RALPH C.-17th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 33-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
WALKER, JAMES LORENZO-113th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
WELLS, GORDON W.-lst District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
8-XXX(67), 16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
WHITSON, ED S., JR.-50th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX (67)
WILLIAMS, BEN C.-9th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 7-XXX(67),
33-XXX (67), 34-XXX (67)
WOLFSON, LOUIS, 11-93rd District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 33-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)
YANCEY, QUILLIAN S.-58th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 34-XXX (67)
YARBOROUGH, JESS-99th District
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 8-XXX(67),
16-XXX(67), 34-XXX(67)



Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced by Committees

CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION, COMMITTEE ON
Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced: 3-XXX(67)


Miscellaneous Subjects



Subject Pages
Boyd, Alan S., Address concerning Mass Transportation 26-28
Baggs, William C., Remarks concerning Constitutional
Revision 3
(text appears in the Senate Journal of August 8th)
Caldwell, Justice Millard F., remarks concerning
Constitutional Revision 3
(text appears in the Senate Journal of August 8th)
COMMITTEES:
Interim-1967-appointments
Capitol Safety (HB 3277) 42
Legislative Personnel and Administration (HCR
9-XXX (67)) Joint 42
Mass Transportation (HCR 2559) 42
Multistate Tax Compact Advisory Committee, appoint-
ment of membership 36
Select Committee-appointment
Legislative Intent 31
Standing Committees-appointment
Constitutional Revision 2, 17
Rules & Calendar 18
Whole House, Committee of; Progress Report on amendments
to HCR 3-XXX(67) filed 36



Subject Pages
Earle, Richard T., Jr., Remarks concerning Constitutional
Revision ....... 3
(Text appears in the Senate Journal of August 8th)
GOVERNOR
Proclamation 1
Remarks concerning Mass Transportation 25, 26
Holloway, Vernon C., Remarks concerning Mass
Transportation 25
Joint Meetings
Constitutional Revision 3
Mass Transportation. 24-28
Lobbyists' Registration 4, 21, 44
Rainey, Representative Charles E., resignation 19
Rules, adoption 2
Sebring, Justice H. L. (Tom), Remarks concerning
Constitutional Revision 3
(Text appears in the Senate Journal of August 8th)
Smith, Chesterfield H., Chairman of the Constitution
Revision Commission, Remarks 3
(Text appears in the Senate Journal of August 8th)
Walker, James Lorenzo, Remarks regarding Constitutional
Revision 5,6
Welfare recipients, impact of SB 225, 1967 Regular Session,
upon, study directed 40



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INDEX



Subject Index of House and Senate Bills,

Resolutions, and Memorials

This index embraces all measures introduced in both the House and Senate. The house of origin is identified
by the letter preceding each bill: H House, S Senate. Senate bills shown in this index include those never
received by the House, and their inclusion here is only for the convenience of the user interested in all the
legislation introduced in the Legislature on a particular subject.



ALACHUA, CITY OF
License taxes, H28-XXX(67)
APPROPRIATIONS
Definition of terms, spending philosophy, S3-XXX(67)
Griffin, William L., widow, H11-XXX(67)
BREVARD COUNTY
School board, school operating funds, H29-XXX(67)
COMMENDATIONS
Burns, Fred M., H15-XXX(67), S7-XXX(67)
Gleason, Jackie, S6-XXX(67)
Hart, Delma, H16-XXX(67)
Mintzes, Lena, S12-XXX(67)
CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION
Invitation to attend current legislative sessions, H18-XXX(67)
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Bonds, state and local authority, H31-XXX(67)
Homestead exemption, disabled veterans, S4-XXX(67),
H33-XXX(67)
Homestead exemption, apartments, H24-XXX(67), Sll-XXX-
(67)
Homestead exemption, 65 and over, S5-XXX(67)
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
Appropriation for publicizing proposed constitution,
H7-XXX-(67)
Guidelines, H4-XXX (67)
Revision proposed, H3-XXX(67), H6-XXX(67), S1-XXX(67),
S2-XXX(67)
DUVAL COUNTY
Small claims court, H30-XXX(67)
ESTO, TOWN OF
Taxing powers, H17-XXX(67)
GOVERNOR
Requested to call additional special session, S10-XXX(67)
HOLMES VALLEY AUTHORITY
Navigation district, H20-XXX(67)
JACKSONVILLE, CITY OF
Electricity, authority, bidding, H27-XXX(67)
Griffin, William L., widow, appropriation, H11-XXX(67)



LEGISLATURE
Adjournment sine die, S9-XXX(67), H25-XXX(67)
House rules, H1-XXX(67)
Joint meeting, constitutional revision, H2-XXX(67)
Joint meeting, mass transportation, H13-XXX(67)
Personnel and administration committee created, H9-XXX-
(67)
Special session, request for additional, S10-XXX(67)
MANATEE COUNTY
Sarasota-Manatee airport authority, parking facilities,
H26-XXX (67)
MEMORIAL
Bass, Frank, H8-XXX(67)
Drew, Hodson, H21-XXX(67)
Griffin, William L., H10-XXX(67)
Hasson, John W., S8-XXX(67)
Surles, A. R., Jr., H34-XXX(67)
OKALOOSA COUNTY
Tax assessor, commissions abolished, H32-XXX(67)
PEST CONTROL
Deadline for application without examination, H12-XXX(67)
PUTNAM COUNTY
Port authority, H14-XXX(67)
SARASOTA COUNTY
Sarasota-Manatee airport authority, parking facilities,
H26-XXX(67)
Weed clearance, H22-XXX(67)
STATE ATTORNEYS
Assistants, general assignment by Governor, H23-XXX(67)
TAXATION
Homestead exemption, apartments, S11-XXX(67),
H24-XXX-(67)
Homestead exemption, disabled veterans, S4-XXX(67),
H33-XXX(67)
Homestead exemption, 65 and over, S5-XXX(67)
U. S. S. LIBERTY INCIDENT
Federal government requested to investigate, H5-XXX(67)
WASHINGTON COUNTY
Watershed commission, H19-XXX(67)



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House Bills and Resolutions by Number, Subject,

Introduced, and Disposition

To obtain the number of a bill, see the subject matter index preceding this index.
Abbreviations: HCR-House concurrent resolution
DHC-Died in house committee (no action by committee) HR-House resolution
HB-House bill ID-Introduction deferred

No. SUBJECT OF BILL INTRODUCED BY PAGES DISPOSITION

HR
1-XXX(67) House of Representatives; rules Rowell Adopted
HCR
2-XXX(67) Legislature; joint meeting Dubbin-2, 3, 21 Adopted
HJR
3-XXX(67) Constitution of Florida; revision Committee on Constitutional Revision-2, 6-17, 36 Committee
HCR of the
4-XXX(67) Constitutional revision; common guidelines whole
established Myers & others-18 DHC
HM
5-XXX(67) Israelian attack on USS "Liberty," requests
congress to investigate Kennelly & others-18 ID
HJR
6-XXX(67) Constitution of Florida; revision Turlington & others-18 DHC
HB
7-XXX(67) Constitutional revision; appropriation for
publicizing Pratt & others- 18 DHC
HR
8-XXX(67) Bass, Frank; memorial Gallen & others-18, 22, 38, 39 Adopted
HCR
9-XXX(67) Legislative personnel and administration;
joint legislative committee study McDonald & others-19, 33, 34, 35, 42 Adopted
10-XXX(67) Griffin, William L.; memorial Grange & others-19, 38, 39, 41, 43 Adopted
HB
11-XXX(67) Jacksonville, city of; death benefits for
police officer's widow Nichols & others-20 ID
12-XXX(67) Pest control commission; certificates issued Papy-20 ID
HCR
13-XXX(67) Mass transportation; joint legislative
meeting Holloway-20, 23, 24, 30 Adopted
HB
14-XXX(67) Putnam county port district; amends HB
2200, 1967 22 Beck- 22 ID
HR
15-XXX(67) Burns, Fred M.; commendation Sweeny-22 ID
HCR
16-XXX(67) Hart, Delma; appreciation Hodes & others-22, 38, 39, 41, 43 Adopted
HB
17-XXX(67) Esto, town of; taxing power Campbell & others-30 ID
HCR
18-XXX(67) Constitutional revision commission, services Whitson & Middlemas-30 ID
HB
19-XXX(67) Washington county; watershed commission Campbell & others-31 ID
20-XXX(67) Holmes Valley authority; navigation district
powers Campbell & others-31 ID
HR
21-XXX(67) Drew, Hodson; memorial Stallings & others-31, 38, 39 Adopted
HB
22-XXX(67) Sarasota county; weed clearance Crabtree--31 ID
23-XXX(67) State attorneys and assistant state
attorneys, assignment Blalock & others-31, 32 ID
HJR
24-XXX(67) Homestead exemption; constitutional
amendment Gustafson-33 DHC
HCR
25-XXX(67) Legislative adjournment sine die Mattox & others-33 ID
HB
26-XXX(67) Sarasota-Manatee airport authority;
parking facilities Gallen & Pratt---35 ID
27-XXX(67) Jacksonville electric authority Blalock-37 ID
28-XXX(67) Alachua, city of; license taxes Andrews-37 ID
29-XXX(67) Brevard county; board of public instruction Pfeiffer & others-37 ID
30-XXX(67) Duval county; small claims court Blalock & others-41 ID
HJR
31-XXX(67) Capital projects, bonding; constitutional
amendment Bird & Eddy-43 DHC
HB
32-XXX(67) Tax assessors, commissions Elmore & others-41 ID
HJR
33-XXX (67) Homestead exemption; constitutional
amendment Arnold & others-43 DHC
HCR
34-XXX(67) Surles, A. R. "Roy", Jr.; memorial Bevis & others--42, 43 Adopted









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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES INDEX

Senate Bills, Resolutions, and Memorials (Received in

House) by Number, Subject, and Introducer

To obtain the number of a bill, see the subject matter index preceding this index.



No. SUBJECT OF BILL INTRODUCED BY PAGES
SB
3-XXX(67) Legislative spending philosophy Askew & Mathews--22, 33, 34
SCR
6-XXX(67) Gleason, Jackie; commendation Fincher & others-32, 33, 34
SCR
8-XXX(67) Hasson, Honorable John W.; memorial Boyd & others-36, 38
SCR
10-XXX(67) Constitutional revision, additional session
for; requests governor to call Mathews & others-37, 38, 40