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 Title Page
 Members of the House of Representatives,...
 Officers of the House of Representatives,...
 April 1961
 May 1961
 June 1961
 Index


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Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
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 Material Information
Title: Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
Alternate Title: Journal of the House of Representatives, State of Florida
Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida of the session of ..
Physical Description: v. : ; 23-32 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Legislature. -- House of Representatives
Publisher: State Printer
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Creation Date: April 1961
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Subjects / Keywords: Legislative journals -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
 Notes
General Note: Title varies slightly.
General Note: Description based on: 1907.
Funding: Digitized for the Florida House of Representatives, the Office of the Clerk.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Florida House of Representatives. Office of the Clerk.
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Resource Identifier: aleph - 003417935
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lccn - sn 85065608
System ID: UF00027772:00048
 Related Items
Preceded by: Journal of proceedings of the House of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Florida
Succeeded by: Journal of the Florida House of Representatives

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page i
    Title Page
        Page ii
    Members of the House of Representatives, Regular Session 1961
        Page iii
    Officers of the House of Representatives, Regular Session 1961
        Page iii
    April 1961
        Tuesday, April 4
            Page 1
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        Wednesday, April 5
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        Thursday, April 6
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        Monday, April 10
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        Tuesday, April 11
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        Wednesday, April 12
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        Thursday, April 13
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        Friday, April 14
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        Monday, April 17
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        Tuesday, April 18
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    Index
        Explanation of Arrangement of Index
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        How to Find or Trace a Bill
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        Members of the House of Representatives, Session of 1961
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        Journal of the House of Representatives
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        Numerical List of 1959 Vetoed House Bills
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        Numerical List of 1961 Vetoed House Bills
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        Alphabetical Index of Bills, Resolutions, and Memorials by Subject Matter
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        Numerical Index and Final Status of All Bills, Resolutions and Memorials Introduced
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Full Text




Journal
of the
House of Representatives

State of Florida


Pages 1- 1576: April 4- May 5






Thirty-eighth Regular Session
April 4th to June 2nd
1961












MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Regular Session 1961
Alachua-Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville Lee-Bruce J. Scott, N. Fort Myers
Alachua-Osee R. Fagan, Gainesville Leon-Mallory E. Home, Tallahassee
Baker-John J. Crews, Jr., Macclenny Leon-Richard O. (Dick) Mitchell, Tallahassee
Bay-Julian Bennett, Panama City Levy-Frank Marshburn, Bronson
Bay-Leo C. Jones, Panama City Liberty-R. L. Hosford, Hosford
Bradford-A. J. Thomas, Jr., Starke Madison-Otis R. Peavy, Madison
Brevard-James H. Pruitt, Eau Gallie Manatee-Wilbur H. Boyd, Palmetto
Broward-Emerson Allsworth, Fort Lauderdale Manatee-Robert E. Knowles, Bradenton
Broward-A. J. Ryan, Jr., Dania Marion-William G. O'Neill, Ocala
Calhoun-Don Fuqua, Altha Marion-William V. Chappell, Jr., Ocala
Charlotte-David A. Hill, Punta Gorda Martin-W. R. Scott, Stuart
Citrus-Allison R. (Baldy) Strickland, Inverness Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West
Clay-S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Green Cove Springs Monroe-Jack A. Saunders, Key West
Collier-James L. Walker, Naples Nassau-T. H. (Tommy) Askins, Fernandina Beach
Columbia-F. W. (Shorty) Bedenbaugh, Lake City Okaloosa-Jack C. Nichols, Niceville
Dade-George L. Hollahan, Jr., South Miami Okaloosa-James H. (Jimmy) Wise, Crestview
Dade-David C. Eldredge, Miami Okeechobee-W. Allen Markham, Okeechobee
Dade-Carey Matthews, Miami Orange-Beth (Mrs. George W.) Johnson, Orlando
DeSoto-S. C. Smith, Arcadia Orange-John L. Ducker, Winter Park
Dixie-Hal Chaires, Old Town Osceola-J. J. Griffin, Jr., St. Cloud
Duval-John E. Mathews, Jr., Jacksonville Palm Beach-Jerry Thomas, Lake Park
Duval-Harry Westberry, Jacksonville Palm Beach-Emmett S. Roberts, Belle Glade
Duval-George B. Stallings, Jr., Jacksonville Pasco-Joe A. McClain, Dade City
Escambia-Reubin O'D. Askew, Pensacola Pinellas-James T. Russell, St. Petersburg Beach
Escambia-George G. Stone, Walnut Hill Pinellas-Charles R. Holley, St. Petersburg
Flagler-W. L. Wadsworth, Bunnell Pinellas-Douglas J. Loeffler, Largo
Franklin-Oliver Nash, Apalachicola Polk-Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., Lakeland
Gadsden-W. M. Inman, Quincy Polk-Ray Mattox, Winter Haven
Gadsden-C. Fred Arrington, Havana Polk-Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., Frostproof
Gilchrist-H. E. Lancaster, Trenton Putnam-James N. Beck, Palatka
Glades-Joe H. Peoples, Jr., Venus
GladesJoe H. Peoples, Jr., Venus St. Johns-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine
Gulf-Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Port St. Joe
GulCel G. C Jr., Pt Joe St. Johns-A. H. (Gus) Craig, St. Augustine
Hamilton-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs .
HamiltonJ. W. McAlpin, White Springs St. Lucie-Rupert Jasen Smith, Fort Pierce
Hardee-Frank Bass, Wauchula
arls E. Miner, C isn Santa Rosa-William H. Byrom, Milton
Hendry-Charles E. Miner, Clewiston
Hernandoohn L Ayers, Brooksvile Sarasota-Ralph A. Erickson, Sarasota
Hernando-John L. Ayers, Brooksville -. S
Highlands-Howard Livingston, Sebring Sarasota-G. M. (Gus) Nelson, Sarasota
Hillsborough-Woodie A. Liles, Plant City Seminole-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford
Hillsborough-Robert T. Mann, Tampa Seminole-Gordon V. Frederick, Sanford
Hillsborough-Tom Whitaker, Jr., Tampa Sumter-E. C. Rowell, Wildwood
Holmes-J. J. (Boy) Williams, Bonifay Suwannee-Leon N. McDonald, Sr., Live Oak
Indian River-L. B. (Buck) Vocelle, Vero Beach Taylor-Ken Smith, Perry
Jackson-J. M. Sims, Marianna Union-C. A. Roberts, Lake Butler
Jackson-Robert Williams, Graceville Volusia-Frederick B. Karl, Daytona Beach
Jefferson-George H. Anderson, Monticello Volusia-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
Lafayette-H. M. (Mack) Land, Mayo Wakulla-Bobby Russ, Crawfordville
Lake-Welborn Daniel, Clermont Walton-E. Bert Riddle, Westville
Lake-W. H. (Bill) Reedy, Eustis Washington-Ralph C. Carter, Chipley

OFFICERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Regular Session 1961
Speaker-William V. Chappell, Jr. Chief Clerk- (Mrs.) Lamar Bledsoe
Speaker Pro Tempore-George G. Stone Sergeant-at-Arms-Amos H. Davis

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MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Regular Session 1961
Alachua-Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville Lee-Bruce J. Scott, N. Fort Myers
Alachua-Osee R. Fagan, Gainesville Leon-Mallory E. Home, Tallahassee
Baker-John J. Crews, Jr., Macclenny Leon-Richard O. (Dick) Mitchell, Tallahassee
Bay-Julian Bennett, Panama City Levy-Frank Marshburn, Bronson
Bay-Leo C. Jones, Panama City Liberty-R. L. Hosford, Hosford
Bradford-A. J. Thomas, Jr., Starke Madison-Otis R. Peavy, Madison
Brevard-James H. Pruitt, Eau Gallie Manatee-Wilbur H. Boyd, Palmetto
Broward-Emerson Allsworth, Fort Lauderdale Manatee-Robert E. Knowles, Bradenton
Broward-A. J. Ryan, Jr., Dania Marion-William G. O'Neill, Ocala
Calhoun-Don Fuqua, Altha Marion-William V. Chappell, Jr., Ocala
Charlotte-David A. Hill, Punta Gorda Martin-W. R. Scott, Stuart
Citrus-Allison R. (Baldy) Strickland, Inverness Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West
Clay-S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Green Cove Springs Monroe-Jack A. Saunders, Key West
Collier-James L. Walker, Naples Nassau-T. H. (Tommy) Askins, Fernandina Beach
Columbia-F. W. (Shorty) Bedenbaugh, Lake City Okaloosa-Jack C. Nichols, Niceville
Dade-George L. Hollahan, Jr., South Miami Okaloosa-James H. (Jimmy) Wise, Crestview
Dade-David C. Eldredge, Miami Okeechobee-W. Allen Markham, Okeechobee
Dade-Carey Matthews, Miami Orange-Beth (Mrs. George W.) Johnson, Orlando
DeSoto-S. C. Smith, Arcadia Orange-John L. Ducker, Winter Park
Dixie-Hal Chaires, Old Town Osceola-J. J. Griffin, Jr., St. Cloud
Duval-John E. Mathews, Jr., Jacksonville Palm Beach-Jerry Thomas, Lake Park
Duval-Harry Westberry, Jacksonville Palm Beach-Emmett S. Roberts, Belle Glade
Duval-George B. Stallings, Jr., Jacksonville Pasco-Joe A. McClain, Dade City
Escambia-Reubin O'D. Askew, Pensacola Pinellas-James T. Russell, St. Petersburg Beach
Escambia-George G. Stone, Walnut Hill Pinellas-Charles R. Holley, St. Petersburg
Flagler-W. L. Wadsworth, Bunnell Pinellas-Douglas J. Loeffler, Largo
Franklin-Oliver Nash, Apalachicola Polk-Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., Lakeland
Gadsden-W. M. Inman, Quincy Polk-Ray Mattox, Winter Haven
Gadsden-C. Fred Arrington, Havana Polk-Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., Frostproof
Gilchrist-H. E. Lancaster, Trenton Putnam-James N. Beck, Palatka
Glades-Joe H. Peoples, Jr., Venus
GladesJoe H. Peoples, Jr., Venus St. Johns-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine
Gulf-Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Port St. Joe
GulCel G. C Jr., Pt Joe St. Johns-A. H. (Gus) Craig, St. Augustine
Hamilton-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs .
HamiltonJ. W. McAlpin, White Springs St. Lucie-Rupert Jasen Smith, Fort Pierce
Hardee-Frank Bass, Wauchula
arls E. Miner, C isn Santa Rosa-William H. Byrom, Milton
Hendry-Charles E. Miner, Clewiston
Hernandoohn L Ayers, Brooksvile Sarasota-Ralph A. Erickson, Sarasota
Hernando-John L. Ayers, Brooksville -. S
Highlands-Howard Livingston, Sebring Sarasota-G. M. (Gus) Nelson, Sarasota
Hillsborough-Woodie A. Liles, Plant City Seminole-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford
Hillsborough-Robert T. Mann, Tampa Seminole-Gordon V. Frederick, Sanford
Hillsborough-Tom Whitaker, Jr., Tampa Sumter-E. C. Rowell, Wildwood
Holmes-J. J. (Boy) Williams, Bonifay Suwannee-Leon N. McDonald, Sr., Live Oak
Indian River-L. B. (Buck) Vocelle, Vero Beach Taylor-Ken Smith, Perry
Jackson-J. M. Sims, Marianna Union-C. A. Roberts, Lake Butler
Jackson-Robert Williams, Graceville Volusia-Frederick B. Karl, Daytona Beach
Jefferson-George H. Anderson, Monticello Volusia-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
Lafayette-H. M. (Mack) Land, Mayo Wakulla-Bobby Russ, Crawfordville
Lake-Welborn Daniel, Clermont Walton-E. Bert Riddle, Westville
Lake-W. H. (Bill) Reedy, Eustis Washington-Ralph C. Carter, Chipley

OFFICERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Regular Session 1961
Speaker-William V. Chappell, Jr. Chief Clerk- (Mrs.) Lamar Bledsoe
Speaker Pro Tempore-George G. Stone Sergeant-at-Arms-Amos H. Davis

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Tuesday, April 4, 1961


Beginning of the thirty-eighth Regular Session of the Legislature of Florida, under the Constitution of A. D. 1885,
begun and held at the Capitol in the City of Tallahassee, in the State of Florida, on Tuesday, April 4, 1961, being the
day fixed by the Constitution for the meeting of the Legislature. The House was called to order at 11:00 A. M. by
Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives.
The certified list of the Secretary of State of Members elected to the House of Representatives, Florida Legislature,
for the session of 1961 was read, and the following Members answered to their names:
STATE OF FLORIDA FLAGLER
OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE -W. L. Wadsworth Bunnell
FRANKLIN
I, TOM ADAMS, Secretary of State of the State of Flor- -Oliver Nash, Apalachicola
ida, do hereby certify that the following Members of the
House of Representatives were elected at the General Elec- GADSDEN
tion held on the 8th day of November, A.D., 1960, as shown Group No. 1-W. M. Inman, Quincy
by the election returns on file in this office: Group No. 2-C. Fred Arrington, Havana
ALACHUA GILCHRIST
Group No. 1-Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville -H. E. Lancaster, Trenton
Group No. 2-Osee R. Fagan, Gainesville GLADES
BAKER -Joe H. Peeples, Jr., Venus
-John J. Crews, Jr., Macclenny GULF
BAY -Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Port St. Joe
Group No. 1-Julian Bennett, Panama City HAMILTON
Group No. 2-Leo C. Jones, Panama City AJ. W. McAlpin, White Springs
-J. MABRADFORD, White Springs
-A. J. Thomas, Jr., Starke HARDEE
-Frank Bass, Wauchula
BREVARD
-James H. Pruitt, Eau Gallie HENDRY
-Charles E. Miner, Clewiston
BROWARD
Group No. 1-Emerson Allsworth, Fort Lauderdale HERNANDO
Group No. 2-A. J. Ryan, Jr., Dania -John L. Ayers, Brooksville
CALHOUN HIGHLANDS
-Don Fuqua, Altha -Howard Livingston, Sebring
CHARLOTTE HILLSBOROUGH
-David A. Hill, Punta Gorda Group No. 1-Woodie A. Liles, Plant City
Group No. 2-Robert T. Mann, Tampa
CITRUS Group No. 3-Tom Whitaker, Jr., Tampa
-Allison R. "Baldy" Strickland HOLMES
CLAY -J. J. (Boy) Williams, Bonifay
-S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Green Cove Springs INDIAN RIVER
COLLIER -L. B. "Buck" Vocelle, Vero Beach
-James L. Walker, Naples JACKSON
COLUMBIA Group No. 1-J. M. Sims, Marianna
-F. W. (Shorty) Bedenbaugh, Lake City Group No. 2-Robert Williams, Graceville
DADE JEFFERSON
Group No. 1-George L. Hollahan, Jr., South Miami -George H. Anderson, Monticello
Group No. 2-David C. Eldredge, Miami
Group No. 3-Carey Matthews, Miami LAFAYETTE-H. M. (Mack) Land, Mayo
DESOTO
-S. C. Smith, Arcadia LAKE
Group No. 1-Welborn Daniel, Clermont
DIXIE Group No. 2-W. H. (Bill) Reedy, Eustis
-Hal Chaires, Old Town LEE
DUVAL LEE
Group No. 1-John E. Mathews, Jr., Jacksonville -Bruce J. Scott, N. Fort Myers
Group No. 2-Harry Westberry, Jacksonville LEON
Group No. 3-George B. Stallings, Jr., Jacksonville Group No. 1-Mallory E. Horne, Tallahassee
ESCAMBIA Group No. 2-R. O. (Dick) Mitchell, Tallahassee
Group No. 1-Reubin O'D. Askew, Pensacola LEVY
Group No. 2-George G. Stone, Atmore, Ala. -Frank Marshburn, Bronson
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LIBERTY UNION
-R. L. Hosford, Hosford -C. A. Roberts, Lake Butler
MADISON VOLUSIA
-Otis R. Peavy, Madison Group No. 1-Frederick B. Karl, Daytona Beach
MANATEE Group No. 2-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
Group No. 1-Wilbur H. Boyd, Palmetto WAKULLA
Group No. 2-Robert E. Knowles, Bradenton -Bobby Russ, Crawfordville
MARION WASHINGTON
Group No. 1-William G. O'Neill, Ocala -Ralph C. Carter, Chipley
Group No. 2-William V. (Bill) Chappell, Jr., Ocala
I further certify that at a Special Election held February
MARTIN 28, 1961 E. Bert Riddle was duly elected Member of the
-W. R. Scott, Stuart House of Representatives for Walton County as shown by
MONROE the election returns on file in this office.
Group No. 1-Bernie C. Papy, Key West GIVEN under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of
Group No. 2-Jack A. Saunders, Key West Florida at Tallahassee, the Capital, this the 4th day of
NASSAU April, A. D., 1961.
-T. H. "Tommy" Askins, Fernandina Beach (SEAL)
OKALOOSA TOM ADAMS
Group No. 1-Jack C. Nichols, Niceville SECRETARY OF STATE
Group No. 2-James H. (Jimmy) Wise, Crestview A quorum present.
OKEECHOBEE The following prayer was offered by the Chaplain, The
-W. Allen Markham, Okedchobee Reverend Leo F. King, Pastor of Saint Paul's Methodist
Church of Tallahassee.
ORANGE
Group No. 1-Mrs. George W. (Beth) Johnson, Orlando Almighty God, giver of the gift of life and creator of
Group No. 2-John L. Ducker, Winter Park us all, we come as thy children seeking for leadership
upon our lives. We are small in the sight of all the world,
OSCEOLA but as thy sons we have inherited an importance, for we
-J. J. Griffin, Jr., St, Cloud are linked with Thee. Thou art the wisdom behind every
PALM BEACH good law and the guide to bring these laws to fruition.
SNo 1 err ThomasW Lake Park e thank Thee for this great State Thou hast helped
Group No. 2-Emmett S. Roberts, Belle Glade to bring to this meaningful hour. Across the years, strong
men of faith and courage have helped form laws that have
PASCO brought uprightness to our State. We bow in reverence
-Joe A. McClain, Dade City to all those good and great leaders that have given so
freely of themselves. O Lord, we need the same power
PINELLAS of Thy presence that filled the lives of past leaders. Bless
Group No. 1-James T. Russell, St. Petersburg Beach the Speaker of the House in all the decisions he is forced
Group No. 2-Charles R. Holley, St. Petersburg to make. Give understanding to every member of this
Group No. 3.-Douglas J. Loeffler, Clearwater House as they rely upon the doing of Thy will. Rule in
POLK their hearts, that they may rightly use the trust com-
Group No. 1-Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., Lakeland mitted to them for the good of all people.
Group No. 2-Ray Mattox, Winter Haven Raise up among us fearless men who know that only
Group No. 3-Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., Frostproof in doing Thy will can we find peace. Bless us as a nation,
PUTNAM a Christian people, that the high hopes placed in us by
-James N. Beck, Palatka people in distress may not be shattered. Bring the
branches of our government into the kind of agreement
ST. JOHNS in which the greatest good can be done the largest num-
Group No. 1-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine ber. Permit each of the legislators that have come in these
Group No. 2-A. H. (Gus) Craig, St. Augustine crucial days to be empowered by Thy presence so they
ST. LUCIE can be at peace with one another in working on important
-Rupert Jasen Smith, Ft. Pierce measures. Help each one to be sensitive to hurting the
feelings of one another, and to be most sensitive to griev-
SANTA ROSA ing Thy Spirit when they follow lesser loyalties and
-William H. Byrom, Milton spend time and energy for that which is less than the best.
As Thou hast been faithful to us in the past, we pray Thee
SARASOTA to help us have a greater faith in these days. Thou art
Group No. 1-Ralph A. Erickson, Sarasota alive to leading us and bringing us to follow the ways of
Group No. 2-G. M. (Gus) Nelson, Sarasota peace.
SEMINOLE Let Thy peace which passeth all understanding keep
Group No. l-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford our hearts and minds through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Group No. 2-Gordon V. Frederick, Sanford Amen.
SUMTER Wild d The following Members came forward and took the
-E. C. Rowell, Wildwood oath of office prescribed by the Constitution of the State
SUWANNEE of Florida before Chief Justice Elwyn Thomas of the
-Leon N. McDonald, Live Oak Supreme Court of the State of Florida:
TAYLOR ALACHUA-Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville; Osee R.
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BAKER-John J. Crews, Jr., Macclenny. MANATEE-Wilbur H. Boyd, Palmetto; Robert E.
Knowles, Bradenton.
BAY-Julian Bennett, Panama City; Leo C. Jones, Knowles, Bradenton.
Panama City. MARION-William G. O'Neill, Ocala; William V. (Bill)
BRADFORD-A. J. Thomas, Jr., Starke. Chappell, Jr., Ocala.
MARTIN-W. R. Scott, Stuart.
BREVARD-James H. Pruitt, Eau Gallie.
MONROE-Bernie C. Papy, Key West; Jack A. Saunders,
BROWARD-Emerson Allsworth, Ft. Lauderdale; A. J. Key West.
Ryan, Jr., Dania.
CALHOUN-Don Fuqua, Altha. NASSAU-T. H. (Tommy) Askins, Fernandina Beach.
CALHOUN-Don Fuqua, Altha.
OKALOOSA-Jack C. Nichols, Niceville; James H. (Jim-
CHARLOTTE-David A. Hill, Punta Gorda. my) Wise, Crestview.
CITRUS-Allison R. (Baldy) Strickland, Inverness. OKEECHOBEE-W. Allen Markham, Okeechobee.
CLAY-S. D. (Sam) Saunders, Green Cove Springs. ORANGE-Mrs. George W. (Beth) Johnson, Orlando;
COLLIER-James L. Walker, Naples. John L. Ducker, Winter Park.
COLUMBIA-F. W. (Shorty) Bedenbaugh, Lake City. OSCEOLA-J. J. Griffin, Jr., St. Cloud.
DADE-George L. Hollahan, Jr., South Miami; David C. PALM BEACH-Jerry Thomas, Lake Park; Emmett S.
Eldredge, Miami; Carey Matthews, Miami. Roberts, Belle Glade.
DeSOTO-S. C. Smith, Arcadia. PASCO-Joe A. McClain, Dade City.
DIXIE-Hal Chaires, Old Town. PINELLAS-James T. Russell, St. Petersburg Beach;
Charles R. Holley, St. Petersburg; Douglas J. Loeffler,
DUVAL-John E. Mathews, Jr., Jacksonville; Harry West- Largo.
berry, Jacksonville; George B. Stallings, Jr., Jackson-
ville. POLK-Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., Lakeland; Ray Mattox,
Winter Haven; Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., Frostproof.
ESCAMBIA-Reubin O'D. Askew, Pensacola; George G.
Stone, Atmore, Alabama. PUTNAM-James N. Beck, Palatka.
FLAGLER-W. L. Wadsworth, Bunnell. ST. JOHNS-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine; A. H. (Gus)
Craig, St. Augustine.
FRANKLIN-Oliver Nash, Apalachicola.
FRANKLIN-Oliver Nash, Apalachicola. ST. LUCIE-Rupert Jasen Smith, Ft. Pierce.
GADSDEN-W. M. Inman, Quincy; C. Fred Arrington, SATA ROA-W iam H. Bom, Milton.
Havana. SANTA ROSA-William H. Byrom, Milton.
GILCHRIST-H. E. Lancaster, Trenton. SARASOTA-Ralph A. Erickson, Sarasota; G. M. (Gus)
Nelson, Sarasota.
GLADES-Joe H. Peoples, Jr., Venus.
GLADES-Joe H. Peoples, Jr., Venus. SEMINOLE-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford; Gordon
GULF-Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Port St. Joe. V. Frederick, Sanford.
HAMILTON-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs. SUMTER-E. C. Rowell, Wildwood.
HARDEE-Frank Bass, Wauchula. SUWANNEE-Leon N. McDonald, Live Oak.
HENDRY-Charles E. Miner, Clewiston. TAYLOR-Ken Smith, Perry.
HERNANDO-John L. Ayers, Brooksville. UNION-C. A. Roberts, Lake Butler.
HIGHLANDS-Howard Livingston, Sebring. VOLUSIA-Frederick B. Karl, Daytona Beach; James H.
HILLSBOROUGH-Woodie A. Liles, Plant City; Robert Sweeny, Jr., DeLand.
T. Mann, Tampa; Tom Whitaker, Jr., Tampa. WAKULLA-Bobby Russ, Crawfordville.
HOLMES-J. J. (Boy) Williams, Bonifay. WALTON-E. Bert Riddle, Westville.
INDIAN RIVER-L. B. (Buck) Vocelle, Vero Beach. WASHINGTON-Ralph C. Carter, Chipley.
JACKSON-J. M. Sims, Marianna; Robert Williams, The Chair announced that the House would proceed to
Graceville. elect a temporary chairman and that nominations were in
JEFFERSON-George H. Anderson, Monticello. order.
AMr. O'Neill of Marion nominated the Honorable Mallory
LAFAYETTE--H. M. (Mack) Land, Mayo. E. Horne of Leon as temporary chairman.
LAKE--Welborn Daniel, Clermont; W. H. (Bill) Reedy, Mr. Allsworth of Broward seconded the nomination of
Eustis. Mr. Horne as temporary chairman.
LEE-Bruce J. Scott, Fort Myers. Mr. Chiles of Polk moved that nominations be closed and
LEON-Mallory E. Home, Tallahassee; R. O. (Dick) a unanimous ballot be cast for Mr. Horne of Leon as
Mitchell, Tallahassee. temporary chairman.
LEVY-Frank Marshburn, Bronson. The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Fagan of Alachua moved that a committee be ap-
LIBERTY-R. L. Hosford, Hosford. pointed to escort Mr. Horne to the rostrum.
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Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Fagan of Ala- The Chair then presented the Speaker who addressed the
chua, McClain of Pasco, and Usina of St. Johns as the cor- Membership as follows:
mittee which escorted Mr. Horne to the rostrum. THE LAST FRONTIER
THE LAST FRONTIER
MR. HORNE IN THE CHAIR
Frontiers have always played a vital role in the life of
The Chairman announced he would now receive nomina- man. With each frontier he has faced decision-the vital
tions for Speaker of the House of Representatives. decision of whether to act so as to preserve and develop-
or to desecrate and destroy. Daniel Boone faced a physical
Mr. Hollahan of Dade nominated the Honorable William frontier, and gave life to the great American decision to
V. Chappell, Jr., of Marion for Speaker. preserve and develop. How easily those who came after him
Mr. Mitchell of Leon seconded the nomination, and looking over a vast territory of timber, animal life,
\ rich soil and boundless resources, could have moved from
Mr. Chaires of Dixie seconded the nomination, one area to another leaving but a path of destruction with
the capture of each frontier. We should ever be thankful
Mr. Fuqua of Calhoun moved that nominations be closed that they chose not to destroy, but to preserve and develop.
and a unanimous ballot be cast for the Honorable William V.
Chappell, Jr., of Marion as Speaker of the House of Repre- We hear much today about the new frontier, and the
sentatives. sound of it is good, but it is another frontier upon which
we must impress our genius-it is the last one-the one
The motion was agreed to, and the nominations were which stands as a protective barrier between a heavy
declared closed. handed Federal government centralized in the hands of the
Upon call of the roll on the election for the Speaker of few, and that of a steady and sturdy handed local govern-
the House of Representatives, the vote for the Honorable ment in the hands of local authority responsive to local
William V. Chappell, Jr., was: need.
Yeas: It is the state legislature in each and every state of our
nation. It is the Florida Legislature. It is a frontier that
Allsworth Frederick Mattox Scott, B. J. desperately needs preservation and development if it is to
Anderson Fuqua McAlpin Scott, W. R. survive and with it representative government as envisioned
Arrington Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Sims and planned by those who gave us our great heritage of
Askew Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, K. freedom and liberty. Ringing clear from the past are the
Askins Hill Miner -Smith, R. J pleadings of those frontiersmen who determined our way
Bass Holley Nash Stalling of life with their lives and their efforts, to preserve and
Beck Home Nelson Stone develop "liberty", "individual rights", the "rights of
Bedenbaugh Hosford Nichols Strickland states", and "a government close to the control of the
Bennett Inman O'Neill Sweeny people".
Boyd Johnson Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr
Byrom Jones Peavy Thomas, J. The great General George Washington in 1783 stood be-
Carter Karl Peeples Turlington fore a hostile congress, so hostile to the military that its
Chaires Knowles Pruitt Usina members remained seated and covered in defiance to the
Chiles Lancaster Riddle Vocelle military. He spoke, he paused, he handed his commission to
Cleveland Land Reedy Wadsworth the president of that congress and bowed low, symbolic of
Costin Liles Roberts, C.A. Walker his recognition that the legislative branch is the branch
Craig Livingston Roberts, E. S. Westberry
Crews Loeffler Rowell Whitaker closest to the people and the one through which the citizen
Daniel Mann Russ Williams, J. J. most directly speaks.
Ducker Markham Russell Williams, R.
Eldredge Marshburn Ryan Wise The Constitution of the United States and those of the
Erickson Mathews, J. Saunders, J. A. states have ratified this principle. At this session of the
Fagan Matthews, C. Saunders, S.D. legislature we have the responsibility to develop the po-
tentials of this state legislature with the hopes that other
Yeas-94. state legislatures will do the same in order that proper bal-
NaysNone. ance can be maintained between the powers exercised by
congress, and those exercised by the legislatures of the va-
The Honorable William V. Chappell, Jr., was declared the rious states.
duly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives. The great Thomas Jefferson was keenly concerned that
Mr. Williams of Jackson moved that a committee be ap- this delicate balance be maintained, as well as the balance
pointed to escort the Speaker and Mrs. William V. Chap- between the legislative, executive and judicial branches of
pell, Jr., together with their children, Judy, Debbie, Chap- government. He warned of its necessity when he said, "It
pie, and Chris, and Mrs. Laura Kemp Chappell, the Speaker's has long, however, been my opinion, and I have never
mother, to the rostrum. shrunk from its expression that the germ of dissolution
of our federal government is in the constitution of the
The motion was agreed to. federal judiciary; an irresponsible body working like grav-
ity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little
Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Williams of Jack- tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief,
son, Scott of Martin, and Smith of DeSoto as the committee over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped
which escorted the Speaker and his family to the rostrum. from the States, and the government of all be consolidated
into one. To this I am opposed; because when all govern-
The Chair then presented Mrs. William V. Chappell, Jr., ment, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things,
and the Speaker's children to the Membership of the House. shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power,
it will render powerless the checks provided of one govern-
Mr. O'Neill of Marion was called to the rostrum where ment on another, and will become as venal and oppressive
he introduced Mrs. Laura Kemp Chappell, the Speaker's as the government from which we separated."
mother.
Today so many of our friends are with us. They repre-
Chief Justice Elwyn Thomas of the Supreme Court ad- sent the highest level in all of government, the citizen. We
ministered the oath of office to the Speaker and presented as members of this house are the representatives in gov-
him with the Bible on which the oath was taken, ernment closest to them. It is this branch which most di-










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rectly represents the thinking of the citizens of this state, at 5 and 7 o'clock in the morning, for forty years, supposing
We represent our stewardship to them every two years. a man to go to bed at the same hour at night, is nearly
We reflect most directly the citizens thinking and feelings, equivalent to the addition of ten years to a man's life." As
Great is our responsibility to develop to maximum poten- we survey the schedule suggested for this session and the
tial the legislative affairs of our state. Particularly this pace necessary for reasonable accomplishment here, and
is so at a time when the federal government is utilizing determine to keep the pace, we will accomplish much here.
62% of our total tax dollar leaving only 38% to state and Someone has said that, "Minute events are the hinges on
local governments-at a time when grants and aids to the which magnificent results turn. In a watch the smallest
federal government and the states has increased from 3 link is as essential as the main spring itself. If one fall out,
million in 1902 to over 7 billion in 1960, or an increase of the whole will stand still." If we will visualize how im-
over 2,000%-at a time when the rights of the states are portant each of us is as a vital link in an ever-living ma-
being daily usurped by federal encroachment, we here must chine and practice our vitality as individual members, and
realize the impact of the necessity for the development of as members of committee, we will have the maximum po-
this last frontier. Patrick Henry set the pattern for all tential for this one session.
representatives in government when he said, "No free
government, or the blessings of liberty can be preserved So often in America today weiful ad that which offers comfort
to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, modera- with that which is beautiful, and too little concerned as to which offered the means
tion, temperance, frugality and virtue, and by a frequent and security, and too little concerned as to where the means
recurrence to fundamental principles. If we but harken to by which we seek to obtain these things will carry us.
the practice of fundamental principles in our deliberations If we but listen a stranger of another age will remind us
here, we will have preserved and developed that last fron- of the greatest principle of all "The question is not
tier. whether a doctrine is beautiful, but whether it is true.
When we go to a place, we do not ask whether the road
It is not my purpose here to discover for any member of leads through a pretty country, but whether it is the right
this legislature how he might personally vote on any issue. road." If in our deliberations on all subjects we but harken
I believe I would be remiss in my duties, however, if I did to the principle that the ends do not necessarily justify
not share with you certain fundamental principles to which the means, we will have preserved and developed the true
a frequent recurrence should be made in our consideration legislative potential.
of the numerous items of legislation which will come be-
fore us. Throughout the world today we are in the midst of the
greatest battle ever for the minds of men. When this session
If we but listen we can hear John Marshall, "The power will have ended and its history written I hope it will record:
to tax includes the power to destroy." If we in our consid-
eration of tax measures here will weigh carefully this power 1. That our theme here has been progress through pro-
and balance the advantages of new or extended services ductivity;
against the dangers of an over extended taxing power, we 2. That no new taxes will have been imposed upon our
will have preserved and developed the delicate balance be- citizens;
tween the state and federal legislative powers.
3. That we will have given consideration to our educa-
If we but listen we can hear Goldsmith so emphatically tional facilities with a focus upon quality rather than quan-
state, "If frugality were established in the state, if our tity, and with a focus upon productivity rather than upon
expenses were laid out in the necessaries rather than the spending;
superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants and even
fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness." If we would 4. That substantial governmental reorganization will have
but practice in our deliberations here as to new or extended established the machinery through which greater efficiency,
services the principle of frugality, we will have preserved economy, and quality service to the citizens of this state
and developed the last frontier, will be accomplished.
If we will but listen we can hear the wisdom of Dwight 5. Congressional reapportionment so designed so as to
Eisenhower, "The individual must be free, able to develop give the maximum expression to our people at the federal
to the utmost of his ability, employing all opportunities that level;
confront him for his own and his family's welfare; other-
wise he is merely a cog in a machine." If we but harken to 6. Legislative apportionment settled so that we can be
the necessity for deeping the kind of government which rid of the division which holds us;
will demand the most and the best of the individual, we will
preserve and develop the true functions of state government. 7. That serious consideration will be given to the study
in the field of constitutional revision made by previous legis-
In these trying times one of the greatest roles of our last latures and committees to the end of greater efficiency,
frontier is to preserve a defense against communism. Yet economy and service to our people.
an alarmingly large number of people in this country con-
tinue to scoff at any attempt to warn the people of com- We, of course, cannot expect to develop the full legislative
munism and its threat to our society. I cannot pass off potential in this one session, but the frontier of state legis-
lightly so determined a philosophy as communism, and I latures must not become a stagnant, decreasing region, but
cannot leave counter-action against it beyond the realms ever productive as it constantly strives to fulfill its momen-
of state responsibility, or indeed that of any individual tous role. If we will but listen, we can hear Josiah Holland
citizen. In the plans of communism is the admitted intention whisper:
to engulf with its philosophy and control all peoples prac-
ticing the policies and principles of liberty-and so far, "Heaven is not reached at a single bound;
ladies and gentlemen, that long range plan for control is But we build the ladder by which we rise
exactly on schedule-witness the recent words of Mr. From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies,
Khrushchev. Montesquieu once said, "A nation may lose its And we mount to its summit round by round."
liberties in a day, and not miss them in a century." If we In the words of Havard, "The greatest glory of a free-
pick up that echo in our deliberations here, we will make In the words of Havard, The greatest glory of a free-
the right decision concerning the continuation of our in- born people, is to transmit that freedom to their children."
vestighating services Such is our responsibility here. By a frequent recurrence
to fundamental principles we can transmit that freedom to
Someone once wrote that "The difference between rising those who in the future tread the paths we tread today.










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WE CAN, WE MUST, MAINTAIN and DEVELOP THE THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN THE CHAIR.
LAST FRONTIER.
LAST FRONTIER. The Speaker Pro Tempore announced he would now re-
The most horrifying picture I can imagine is that of my ceive nominations for the office of Chief Clerk of the House
sons having to battle tomorrow for liberties that I let slip of Representatives.
away today. Mr. Chappell of Marion nominated Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR. as Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
The Speaker announced he would now receive nomina- Mr. Sweeny of Volusia seconded the nomination.
tions for Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Represen- ivin o Hi i
tatives. Mr. Livingston of Highlands moved that nominations be
closed and a unanimous ballot be cast for Mrs. Bledsoe as
Mr. Wise of Okaloosa nominated the Honorable George Chief Clerk.
G. Stone of Escambia for Speaker Pro Tempore.
G. Stone of Escambia for Speaker Pro Tempore. The motion was agreed to, the nominations were declared
Mr. Saunders of Clay seconded the nomination, closed, and a unanimous ballot was cast by voice vote for
MMr. Rrs. Lamar Bledsoe as Chief Clerk of the House of Repre-
Mr. Reedy of Lake seconded the nomination. sentatives.
Mr. Strickland of Citrus moved that nominations be Thereupon, Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe was declared the duly
closed and a unanimous ballot be cast for the Honorable elected Chief Clerk of the Hoe of Representativhe duly
George G. Stone of Escambia as Speaker Pro Tempore.
The motion was agreed to, and the nominations were Mr. Roberts of Palm Beach moved that a committee be
dear ionwas agreed to, and the nominations were appointed to escort Mrs. Bledsoe to the rostrum.
Upon call of the roll on the election of the Speaker Pro The motion was agreed to.
Tempore of the House of Representatives, the vote for the Thereupon, the Speaker Pro Tempore appointed Messrs.
Honorable George G. Stone was: Roberts of Palm Beach, Turlington of Alachua, and Mrs.
Yeas: Johnson of Orange as the committee which escorted the
Chief Clerk to the rostrum.
Mr. Speaker Fagan Matthews, C. Saunders, S. D.
Allsworth Frederick Mattox Scott, B. J. THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR
Anderson Fuqua McAlpin Scott, W. R.
Arrington Grif, B.H.,Jr. McClain Sims Chief Justice Elwyn Thomas of the Supreme Court ad-
Askew Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, K. ministered the oath of office to the Chief Clerk, after which
Askins Hill Miner Smith, R. J. she was presented by the Speaker to the Membership of
Ayers Hollahan Mitchell Smith, S. C. the House.
Bass Holley Nash Stallings
Beck Home Nelson Strickland The Speaker announced that he would now receive nom-
Bedenbaugh Hosford Nichols Sweeny nations for the office of Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of
Bennett Inman O'Neill Thomas,A.J.,Jr Representatives.
Boyd Johnson Papy Thomas, J.
Byrom Jones Peavy Turlington Mr. Arrington of Gadsden nominated Mr. Amos Davis as
Carter Karl Peeples Usina Sergeant-at-Arms.
Chaires Knowles Pruitt Vocelle
Chiles Lancaster Riddle Wadsworth Mr. Inman of Gadsden seconded the nomination.
Cleveland Land Reedy Walker
Costin Liles Roberts, C. A. Westberry Mr. Horne of Leon moved that nominations be closed and
Craig Livingston Roberts, E. S. Whitaker a unanimous ballot be cast for Mr. Davis.
Crews Loeffler Rowell Williams, J. J.
Daniel Mann Russ Williams, R. The motion was agreed to, and Mr. Amos Davis was de-
Ducker Markham Russell Wise dared duly elected as Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of
Eldredge Marshburn Ryan Representatives.
Erickson Mathews, J. Saunders, J. A.
Mr. Mitchell of Leon moved that a committee be ap-
Yeas-94. pointed to escort Mr. Davis to the rostrum.
Nays-None. The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Honorable George G. Stone was declared Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Mitchell of
the duly elected Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Rep- Leon, Mathews of Duval, and Mann of Hillsborough as the
resentatives. committee which escorted the Sergeant-at-Arms to the ros-
Mr. Askew of Escambia moved that a committee be ap- trum where he received the oath of office administered by
pointed to escort the Speaker Pro Tempore and Mrs. George Chief Justice Elwyn Thomas of the Supreme Court, and was
G. Stone and their children, to the rostrum. then presented by the Speaker to the Membership of the
House.
The motion was agreed to. Mr. Horne of Leon moved that the rules of procedure
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Askew of adopted by the 1959 House of Representatives be the rules
Escambia, Sims of Jackson, and Ryan of Broward as the of this House until the Committee on Rules & Calendar
committee which escorted the Speaker Pro Tempore and organizes, recommends permanent rules for this House and
his family to the rostrum. such recommendations are adopted.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
The Speaker then presented Mrs. Stone and children to
the Membership of the House. Mr. Horne of Leon moved that a committee be appointed
the Membership of the House. to inform the Senate that the House was organized and
Chief Justice Elwyn Thomas of the Supreme Court ad- ready to transact business.
ministered the oath of office to the Speaker Pro Tempore, The motion was agreed to.
after which he was presented by the Speaker and addressed
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Eldredge of Dade, and Karl of Volusia as the committee to Mr. Cleveland of Seminole moved that the rules be
notify the Senate that the House of Representatives was waived and House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be read
organized and ready to transact business. After a brief a second time in full.
absence the committee returned and reported that it had
performed the duty assigned it and was thereupon dis- The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and
charged. House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was read a second
rge time in full.
Mr. Chiles of Polk moved that a committee be appointed
to wait upon His Excellency, Governor Farris Bryant, and Mr. Cleveland of Seminole moved the adoption of the
to notify him that the House was organized and ready to concurrent resolution.
transact business. The motion was agreed to, and House Concurrent Reso-
The motion was agreed to. lution No. 1 was adopted and ordered certified to the
Senate.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Chiles of Polk, INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTION
Daniel of Lake, Marshburn of Levy, and O'Neill of Marion
as the committee which retired from the Chamber, and after By Mr. Home of Leon-
a brief absence returned and reported that it had performed
the duty assigned it and was thereupon discharged. H. R. No. 2-A Resolution providing for the employment
of personnel and the policies of the House of Representa-
A committee consisting of Senators Herrell of the 13th, tives.
Roberts of the 17th, and Blank of the 35th appeared at the
bar of the House and announced that the Senate was organ- Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State
ized and ready to transact business, of Florida:
COMMUNICATIONS 1. That no bills or resolutions except those affecting
organization of the House shall be introduced until stand-
The following communication was received and read: ing committees are appointed and organized and the chair-
men thereof announce to the Speaker that they are ready
STATE OF FLORIDA to transact business.
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR 2. That each Member of the House of Representatives
TALLAHASSEE be allowed to designate one competent attache for service
at the regular session of the House of Representatives of
April 4, 1961 1961, which attache so designated shall be enrolled as an
Honorable William V. Chappell, Jr. employee of the House from April 4, 1961.
Speaker, House of Representatives 3. That the committee designated by the Speaker for
Capitol Building the selection of pages is hereby directed to employ a suit-
Tallahassee, Florida able number of pages who shall work under the direction
Dear Mr Speaker of the Sergeant-at-Arms.
Dear Mr. Speaker:
4. That it is the sense of this House that the number
In accordance with the authority and direction of Section of employees be kept as low as possible consistent with
9 of Article IV of the Florida Constitution, I desire to the efficient performance of the clerical work of the House.
address your Honorable Body, in joint session with the
Senate, April 4, 1961, convening at three o'clock. 5. That committees be authorized to employ secretaries
Respectfully, only when approved by the Speaker.
Respectfully,
6. That the Speaker is hereby authorized to employ, in
FARRIS BRYANT compliance with Section 16.44, Florida Statutes, a com-
Governor petent indexer, and also one special assistant, each to
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT serve under the supervision of the Attorney General and
to receive the same compensation and remuneration as
RESOLUTION the other clerical assistants in the House.
By Mr. Horne of Leon- 7. That the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives
is hereby authorized to order a sufficient number of daily
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1 journals and daily calendars to be printed, as needed from
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROVIDING THAT time to time during this session.
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE 8. That each Member of this House be allowed to mail
SENATE CONVENE IN JOINT SESSION IN THE a maximum of 20 daily copies of the journal.
CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
AT 2:50 P. M., APRIL 4, 1961. 9. That the Speaker is hereby authorized to instruct
the Committee on House Administration to procure stamps
WHEREAS, His Excellency Farris Bryant, Governor of for the use of the Members in transacting official business.
Florida, has expressed a desire to address the Legislature
of Florida in Joint Session on this day, Tuesday, April 4, 10. That the Committee on House Administration be di-
1961; reacted to furnish to the Members of this House all sta-
tionery and other necessary supplies.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CON- 11. That the Secretary of State be requested to furnish
CURRING: to the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives
for the use of the Members, such Statutes, general and
That the House of Representatives and the Senate con- special, as may be requested by the Members. Each Mem-
vene in Joint Session in the Chamber of the House of ber, at the time of receiving any of said books, shall sign
Representatives at 2:50 P. M. this day, Tuesday, April 4, a receipt to the Sergeant-at-Arms, and shall, by the end
1961, for the purpose of receiving the Governor's message. of the session, return said books so received to the Sergeant-
at-Arms to be returned by the Sergeant-at-Arms to the
-was read for the first time in full. Secretary of State.










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12. That the Speaker be authorized to make adequate Tallahassee, Florida
provision for the accommodation of the legislative cor- April 4, 1961
respondents of this session, including the employment of The Honorable William V. Chappell, Jr.,
one press attache.
one pss aace. Speaker of the House of Representatives
-was read in full. S
Sir:
Mr. Horne of Leon moved the adoption of the resolution.
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 2 Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
was adopted.
By Mr. Horne of Leon-
By Mr. Russ of Wakulla-
By Mr. Russ of WakullaH. C. R. No. -A Concurrent Resolution providing that
H. R. No. 3-A Resolution prescribing a pay scale for the House of Representatives and the Senate convene in
attaches of the House of Representatives. Joint Session in the Chamber of the House of Representa-
tives at 2:50 P.M., April 4, 1961.
Be It Resolved By The House of Representatives of the
State of Florida: WHEREAS, His Excellency Farris Bryant, Governor of
S1 Florida, has expressed a desire to address the Legislature
Section 1. That the pay of the attaches of the House of Florida in Joint Session on this day, Tuesday, April
of Representatives in the 1961 Session of the Florida 4, 1961;
Legislature shall be as follows:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE
(1) Group 1. Salaries of supervisors, professional or HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CON-
skilled employees shall be set by the chairman of the CURRING:
House Administration Committee, chairman of the Person-
nel Committee, and the Speaker of the House of Repre- That the House of Representatives and the Senate con-
sentatives at a rate not to exceed sixteen dollars ($16.00) vene in Joint Session in the Chamber of the House of
per day. Representatives at 2:50 P.M. this day, Tuesday, April 4,
1961, for the purpose of receiving the Governor's message.
(2) Group 2. Attaches in this group shall be paid at
a rate of $12.00 per day and shall include the following Very respectfully,
personnel: Robt. W. Davis,
(a) Personnel and committee secretaries. Secretary of the Senate.
(b) PBX operators. And House Concurrent Resolution No. 1, contained in
(c) Postmaster. the above message, was ordered enrolled.
(c) Postmaster.
dTHE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN THE CHAIR
(d) Information clerk.
The Speaker Pro Tempore recognized the Honorable
(e) Machine operators. William G. O'Neill of Marion County to speak of the
(f) Typists. Honorable William V. Chappell, Jr., Speaker of the 1961
Session of the House of Representatives.
(g) Verifiers.
Remarks by Mr. O'Neill-
(h) Assistant Sergeants-at-Arms.
(h) Assistant Sergeants-at-Arms. Mr. Chairman, Members of the House, Honored Guests:
(i) Chaplain.
(i) Chaplain. Marion County is proud to have another distinguished
(j) Indexers. citizen to serve as Speaker of the House of Representa-
tives, and it is my privilege to signify that pride by making
(k) Custodian. these few remarks at the opening of this, the 1961 Ses-
(1) Reading clerks, sion, of the Florida Legislature.
(m) Press attache. The motivation of man is determined by the heart of
man, whereas the destination of man is determined by the
(3) Group 3. Attaches in this group shall be paid at collective actions of all; wrought by a manifestation of
a rate of $10.00 per day and shall include the following efforts, desires, philosophies and devotion of our leaders.
personnel:
The portrait we are here to unveil is that which the
(a) Doormen and night watchmen. artist has captured on canvas with the use of oil; while
it is my pleasant duty and distinct privilege to convey to
(b) Clerks. you a word portait to symbolize our chosen speaker, which
(4) Group 4. Messengers shall be paid at the rate of indicates our future by his past, so far as the efforts,
$8.00 per day. desires, philosophies and devotions can be considered.
(5) Group 5. Pages shall be paid at the rate of $6.00 The past shows that a man was born in that portion
per day. of Florida known as Marion County, as the son of William
Venroe Chappell and Laura Kemp Chappell, he grew up
-was read in full. in that County, and attended the public schools, learning
M. Rs op Wa a m d te f te r not only in the public school system, but from his school
Mr. Russ of Wakulla moved the adoption the waythe resolu- of tof truth and the delight of service
to his county, state, and nation.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 3
was adopted. For a time after graduating from Ocala High School,
and before World War II, he worked in a department
CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE store where the encouragement of a friend and the help-
The following message from the Senate was received ing hand of that friend offered him the opportunity to
and read: make real a desire, to further his education.










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Soon after enrolling at the University of Florida, the The Speaker Pro Tempore then accepted the portrait on
necessity to engage with others of our country in a great behalf of the Membership of the House.
conflict between nations to preserve our form of govern- Stallings of Duval moved that the address of the
ment that we have enjoyed for many years, required the Speaker to the Membership be spread upon the pages of
devotion of that individual to that duty, which was thrust S t Journal
the Journal.
upon all.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
He served with distinction with the United States Navyg
as a pilot, during World War II, and remains active as a THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR
Lieutenant Commander in this portion of our national Horne eon mo that the House now djo to
defense. He serves as a weekend warrior, flying as fast Mr. Hone of Leon moved that the House now adjourn to
as the speed of sound, to further that desire and that reconvene at 2:45 P.M today.
devotion to serve his country. The motion was agreed to.
On March 26, 1944, he married Marguerite Gutshall of Thereupon, at the hour of 1:21 P.M., the House stood
Richmond, Virginia, and has four children, namely, Judy, adjourned until 2:45 P.M. today.
Deb, Chap and Chris; Judy, as you know, will serve us AFTERNOON SESSION
here in the House of Representatives as a page for the
first three weeks of this session. The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:45
After service to his country as a Navy pilot in World P.M.
War II, he returned to the University of Florida, and The roll was taken and the following Members were
sought a degree in a time-honored profession, graduating recorded present:
from the University of Florida College of Law, in Sep- ker Fagan Matthews, C. Saunders
tember, 1949, receiving that degree at the same time his Mr. Speakwoer Fredeaganrick Mattoxhews, Scottaunders, S.D.
school teacher mother also received a degree, one of the Anderson Fuqua McAlpin Scott, W.R.
few times when a mother and son team have received Arrington Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Sims
degrees simultaneously from the same university. Askew Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, K.
Askins Hill Miner Smith, R. J.
Returning to his native county in 1949, he began the Ayers Hollahan Mitchell Smith, S.C.
practice of law and a career of community service which Bass Holley Nash Stallings
he continues to this day. He served as the County Prose- Beck Horne Nelson Stone
cutting Attorney for four successive terms, in which office Bedenbaugh Hosford Nichols Strickland
he repeatedly distinguished himself as an able prosecutor Bennett Jnsn eill S ,A.J.,Jr
and a person who was devoted to the duty of making right Byrom Jones Peavy Thomas, J.
prevail. Carter Karl Peeples Turlington
Chaires Knowles Pruitt Usina
In 1954 he sought to be a Representative from his Chiles Lancaster Riddle Vocelle
county, and ran a campaign which resulted in the defeat Cleveland Land Reedy Wadsworth
of all four of his opponents in the first primary. He has Costin Liles Roberts, C. A. Walker
continued to serve Marion County as a member of the Craig Livingston Roberts, E. S. Westberry
Legislature in the sessions of 1955, 1957 and 1959, and Crews Loeffler Rowell Whitaker
Daniel Mann Russ Williams, J. J.
is now serving as our Speaker for this session. Ducker Markham Russell Williams, R.
Eldredge Marshburn Ryan Wise
During the past sessions of the Legislature, he has Erickson Mathews, J. Saunders, J. A.
become the sponsor and supporter of legislation which
carried forth his philosophy of government, being a phi- A quorum present.
losophy, of government of constitution and laws, and not JOINT SESSION
of men.
The Members of the Senate, escorted by the Sergeant-
He has been active over the years in community en- at-Arms of the Senate and the Sergeant-at-Arms of the
deavor, church work, and professional activities, serving House, appeared at the bar of the House and were awarded
in various capacities. In each case the efforts, desires and seats.
philosophies were devoted to making this country a better
place in which our children could be raised. Thereupon, Senator W. Randolph Hodges, President of
the Senate, took the Chair.
We often find the best in this world is not where we
are today, but in what direction we are moving. THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IN THE CHAIR
Therefore I deem it a distinct honor and a sincere The roll of the House of Representatives was called and
privilege to present to you the portrait, and the man, the following Members answered to their names:
Speaker of the 1961 Session of the Florida House of Rep- Mr. Speaker Costin Inman McClain
resentatives, the Honorable William V. Chappell, Jr., and Allsworth Craig Johnson McDonald
ask that you join with me in wishing him God-Speed in Anderson Crews Jones Miner
giving to our State the best Legislative Session in the Arrington Daniel Karl Mitchell
history of Florida. Askew Ducker Knowles Nash
Askins Eldredge Lancaster Nelson
Ayers Erickson Land Nichols
At the conclusion of the foregoing remarks by Mr. Bass Fagan Liles O'Neill
O'Neill, the Sergeant-at-Arms unveiled the portrait of the Beck Frederick Livingston Papy
Speaker to be placed permanently in the House Chamber. Bedenbaugh Fuqua Loeffler Peavy
Bennett Griffin, B.H.,Jr. Mann Peeples
Mr. Rowell of Sumter, Chairman of the 1957-59 Interim Boyd Griffin, J.J.,Jr. Markham Pruitt
Committee on Portraits of Speakers, introduced Mr. Hugh Byrom Hill Marshburn Riddle
Walter, of Pompano Beach, the artist of the portrait of Chaires Holley Matthews, C. Roberts, C.A.
the Speaker, together with his wife, Mrs. Hugh Walter, Chiles Home Mattox Roberts, E. S.
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Russ Sims Sweeny Walker THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR
Russell Smith, K. Thomas,A.J.,Jr. Westberry
Ryan Smith, R. J. Thomas, J. Whitaker Mr. Griffin of Polk moved that a committee be appointed
Saunders, J. A. Smith, S.C. Turlington Williams, J. J. to escort the Honorable Thos. D. Beasley, former Member
Saunders, S.D. Stallings Usina Williams, R. of the House from Walton County and who served two
Scott, B. J. Stone Vocelle Wise terms as Speaker of the House, now Circuit Judge of the
Scott, W. R. Strickland Wadsworth First Judicial Circuit, to the rostrum to receive an award.
A quorum of the House of Representatives present. The motion was agreed to.
The roll of the Members of the Senate was called, and Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Griffin of Polk
the following Senators answered to their names: Craig of St. Johns, and Senator Galloway of the 3rd District
Mr. President David Johns Rawls as the committee which escorted Judge Beasley to the
Barron Davis Johnson Ripley rostrum.
Beall Edwards Kelly Roberts
Blank Fraser Kicliter Stratton On behalf of the St. Petersburg Times, the Speaker pre-
Boyd Galloway Mapoles Sutton sented a plaque to Judge Beasley, who was selected to re-
Bronson Gautier Melton Tucker ceive this award by a poll of legislative correspondents and
Carraway Getzen Parrish Williams editors of Florida newspapers on the basis of his outstand-
Clarke Gibbons Pearce Young ing service to the State of Florida as a Member of the 1959
Connor Gresham Pope Florida House of Representatives, and for his personal and
Cross Herrell Price public integrity.
A quorum of the Senate present. THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IN THE CHAIR
The President of the Senate declared a quorum of the
Joint Session of the Florida Legislature present. Senator Price of the 36th District moved that a commit-
tee be appointed to escort Senator Doyle E. Carlton, Jr.,
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Leo former Senator from the 27th District, to the rostrum to
F. King, Pastor, Saint Paul's Methodist Church of Talla- receive an award.
hassee. Thereupon, the President appointed Senators Price of the
Eternal God, our Father, how great Thou art to give us 36th, Williams of the 27th, and Mr. Smith of DeSoto as the
life and the liberty to live. How good thou art to let us committee which escorted Senator Carlton to the rostrum.
have freedom in this land. How gracious thou art never to
fail us when we have fallen short from doing as we should. On behalf of the St. Petersburg Times, the President
presented a plaque to Senator Carlton who was selected to
If we ever needed Thy wisdom and Thy guidance, it is receive this award by a poll of legislative correspondents
now-as we meet in joint session of these law making and editors of Florida newspapers on the basis of his out-
groups. Thou hast given Thy people over the state wisdom standing service to the State of Florida as a Member of the
in choosing these leaders to represent them. Instill within 1959 Florida Senate, and for his personal and public
each one here the high and holy privilege of being placed integrity.
in this office of responsibility. Give them the wisdom to
know the right choices regardless of personal cost. The committee appointed to wait upon the Governor re-
appeared at the bar of the Joint Session escorting His Ex-
Bless the Governor, the cabinet, the many branches of cellency, Farris Bryant, Governor of Florida, accompanied
government of our state and enable each of these workmen by the Honorable Tom Adams, Secretary of State; the Hon-
to know their labor is not in vain as their trust and faith orable Richard W. Ervin, Attorney General; the Honorable
is in Thee. May the Senate and House be in harmony as Ray E. Green, Comptroller; the Honorable J. Edwin Larson,
they seek to serve all those that have entrusted them with Treasurer; the Honorable Doyle E. Conner, Commissioner
so many decisions. of Agriculture; and the Honorable Thomas D. Bailey, Super-
intendent of Public Instruction, constituting the Cabinet of
May they remember Thou are concerned about what is the State of Florida, together with Chief Justice Elwyn
said and done here, and as they have clear conscience before Thomas, Justice Glenn Terrell, Justice T. Frank Hobson,
Thee, they shall not have need to fear any man. Justice B. K. Roberts, Justice E. Harris Drew, Justice
Campbell Thornal, and Justice Stephen C. O'Connell, con-
Let none of us think that when this prayer is said that stituting the Supreme Court of Florida, who were there-
our dependence on thee is over, and forget thy counsel. upon awarded seats of honor.
Look upon each of us and our families and hold us steady THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR
for the high calliin of being faithful to Thee and of service Saker then introduced Honorable R A ra
to others. Lead each one and as we closely follow thy guid- The Speaker then introduced Honorable R. A. Gray, for-
ance may we hear the good word, "Well done, good and mer Secretary of State of Florida for 30 years, and an out-
standing and beloved public servant of the people of the
faithful servant." State.
Now may the meditations of our hearts and the utterances THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IN THE CHAIR
of our lips be acceptable in Thy sight, 0 Lord, Our Strength
and our Redeemer. Amen! Senator Kelly of the 7th District moved that a commit-
tee be appointed to escort Mrs. Farris Bryant, Florida's
Senator Carraway of the 8th District moved that a com- First Lady, to the rostrum.
mittee be appointed to notify His Excellency, Governor
Farris Bryant, that the Joint Session of the Legislature The motion was agreed to.
was assembled and ready to receive his message. Thereupon, the President appointed Senators Kelly of
the 7th and Johnson of the 6th, and Messrs. Stallings and
The motion was agreed to. Westberry of Duval and Anderson of Jefferson as the com-
Thereupon, the President of the Senate appointed Sen- mittee which escorted Mrs. Bryant to the rostrum where
ators Carraway of the 8th, Edwards of the 20th, and Messrs. she was presented to the Joint Session.
Griffin of Osceola, Bennett of Bay, and Strickland of Citrus, Mr. Home of Leon introduced Mrs. Daniel F. Burnett
who retired to perform their mission. and Dr. Lovett Burnett, Mrs. Bryant's mother and brother,










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together with the Misses Julie, Cecelia, and Adair Bryant, Principally because of the national recession, the tight
daughters of Governor and Mrs. Bryant. money market which has persisted, and a slow-down in
new permanent residents each year since 1957, it is like-
The President of the Senate then presented His Excel- ly that total revenues in the current biennium will not
lency, Governor Farris Bryant, who delivered the follow- exceed $690 million. Barring some unforeseen major dis-
ing message: aster, I am confident that the State's real needs for op-
GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE erations and capital outlay can be fully financed through
June 30, and we expect to close the current biennium with
Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, my colleagues in the gov- approximately $6,000,000 unencumbered balance in the
ernment of Florida, distinguished guests, citizens of General Revenue Fund.
Florida my friends!
SThis $6,000,000 unencumbered balance would normal-
Thomas Jefferson in a letter to a friend expressed the ly, under the current law, be transferred to the Working
conviction that a revolution every 25 years would be a Capital Fund and would add to the $1,166,550 currently
healthy thing for this nation. I would not agree with him in this fund, making a total of $7,166,500 set aside and
in the literal application of that thought. I would agree not usable for any purpose other than transfers to the
with his underlying premise that every generation is en- General Revenue Fund as a loan to bolster the cash bal-
titled, and indeed has no option but to determine its own ance during the lean tax collection months. Even these
destiny, loans are short term and must be repaid to the Working
Capital Fund in the same fiscal year.
Here in this legislative session we shall guide the mov- Capital Fund in the same fiscal year.
ing finger of our destiny which, having once writ, all I strongly support the general purposes of a working
our tears cannot wash out a word of it. capital fund. But with our economy depressed as it has
been in the past year and a half, and with the most urgent
I conceive our goals to be as simple to state as they and critical needs of the State staring us in the face, I
are difficult to achieve: feel that this $7,166,500 should not remain idle during
1. We are determined to help those who, because of cir- the coming two-year period. It should be put to work in
cumstances beyond their control, cannot help themselves, helping to provide the funds necessary to meet the urgent
Not content to resign them and future generations to needs in our great and growing State. Particularly, it
their fate, we shall seek the causes and the cures of their should be put to sound use in a reasonable and urgently
misfortunes. needed building program. Within the next few days, I
shall transmit to you my plan, in detail, for putting this
2. We are determined to provide for an orderly so- money to work for the next two years, without abandon-
ciety, under laws based upon our concepts of justice, in ing the sound principles of the Working Capital Fund.
which the processes of society reinforce the inalienable
rights of men to life, liberty and the pursuit of hap- The outlook now is for the first year of the coming bi-
piness. ennium to be a year of some economic recovery, and the
second year of the biennium should bring some return to
3. We are dedicated to the proposition that, saving only what might be called normal prosperity.
the will of God, the minds of men, young and old, are our
greatest resource, have the greatest potential for good, The Budget Director and the Comptroller estimate that
and must be provided with maximum opportunity for revenues for the General Revenue Fund for the 1961-63
development, biennium will total $765,000,000. Add to this the $7,166,-
500 in the Working Capital Fund and we have a total of
4. We are grateful for our natural physical resources, $772,166,500 available for appropriation.
and determined to exploit them to the fullest for the com-
mon good of this and future generations. The Budget Commission has already submitted to you
its recommendations for appropriations totalling $728,-
5. We are strong in the faith that the State exists to 927,744, of which $706,667,744 is for Operations and
serve the individual, and that we serve the public weal $22,260,000 is for County School Additional Capital Out-
only as we improve the opportunity for growth and grat- lay.
ification of the individuals who, one by one, constitute
our state, provide its strength, and justify its existence. Today, I am recommending to you that additional ap-
propriations be approved in the sum of $8,258,930 for
We start from where we are. We must take the circum- operations and $34,795,810 for capital outlay. This will
stances of our condition as we perceive them, and com- provide an increase of $43,054,740 more than was rec-
pound from them and our own efforts the circumstances ommended by the Budget Commission. (A summary of
of the conditions we desire. the total general revenue budget and the detail by proj-
FINANCIAL CONDITION ects on my recommendations for Capital Outlay are includ-
ed in this message following the text, and I shall discuss
One of the most significant circumstances with which the major recommendations as we consider the related
we must reckon is our financial condition. subject matter.)
Florida is going through a period of financial stabil- Adding these amounts to the recommendations made
ization in its total economy which portends an increase by the Budget Commission, I am recommending to you a
in the State's revenues considerably below the inflation- total State budget from the General Revenue Fund of
ary experiences we have had for the past several years. $771,982,484, of which $714,926,674 is for Operations and
Where in the past our revenues have been increasing each $57,055,810 is for Capital Outlay. If this budget, as I have
year at the rate of about ten per cent overall, we now here presented it, is approved by you, we will not only
find that the increase is more likely to be two to three have a balanced budget within the framework of the
percent in the current fiscal year, with the outlook for funds expected to be available, but we will have $184,-
the next two years' increase to be about six to seven per- 016 in surplus funds remaining.
cent as we recover from the present recession. In spite of
this serious decline in revenues from original estimates The several agencies have submitted Capital Outlay re-
of income in the current biennium, I am confident that we quests totalling approximately $141,000,000. I have above
will have the funds necessary to finance all needed ap- recommended to you a First Priority capital outlay pro-
propriations and close the current biennium with a rea- gram of $57,055,810. We all recognize, I am sure, that all
sonable unencumbered balance. of the capital outlay requests cannot be provided for in










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the next two years, but we also recognize that there are nate indeed to live in a State that can and will provide for
needs beyond these recommendations. these unfortunate children.
I have made specific recommendations herein for im- I recommend that you take advantage of the availa-
proving enforcement and removing inequities in our tax ability at Marianna of Graham Air Base where, with a min-
structure. If you approve my recommendations, it is en- imum capital outlay, an institution of great beauty and
tirely possible that our revenues in the next two years usefulness can be established for ambulatory mentally
will exceed the present estimate of the Budget Director. retarded children; providing during this biennium for a
Also it is entirely possible that the economy of the State capacity for 500 beds, and looking forward in the last two
will improve beyond the projection we have made. I, per- years of this administration to an increase of that capac-
sonally, but without any statistical support, am con- ity to 900 beds. $1.5 million will be required for this
vinced that we are on the verge of a new era of prosperity purpose.
which will exceed anything we have known, not only in
Florida but nationwide. When this occurs Florida's tax The selection of the site at Marianna is dictated by sim-
collection will boom, and we should be as prepared for ple economics--there is no other way we can get so much
this as we are for less affluent times. If tax collections for so little. This recommendation is predicated upon
increase only 2% above our projections, we will receive an the assumption that we can secure title to the facilities
additional $15,400,000. at the Graham Air Base, and if we should be unable to do
so the whole question necessarily would have to be re-
On the basis that it is likely we will have some addition- viewed. Several other very wonderful sites are available,
al revenues, from one or both sources, I recommend that but none with so much to offer in the way of facilities in
you establish a program of operational expenditures in being.
the area of teachers' salaries (and I recognize that there
are no funds for substantial across-the-board pay raises), Since writing those paragraphs about the Graham Air
or establish a second priority capital program to be in- Base selection it has been brought to my attention that the
cluded in the general appropriations act, contingent on sponsors of other sites were not sufficiently informed of
the availability of funds, and authorize the Budget Com- the factors leading towards selection, and that they would
mission to proceed with Second Priority projects when it therefore like to be accorded the privilege of submitting
determines that funds will be available to permit this. supplemental proposals. My purpose is to secure the site
Specific consideration should be given in this Second location and the terms which best serve the State of Flor-
Priority grouping in the areas of Existing and New Junior ida as it discharges its responsibility to serve those un-
Colleges, the proposed new Prison in Sumter County, fortunate children, and my recommendation of Graham
the Reception and Medical Center for the State Prison Air Base therefore is necessarily subject to further consid-
System, the completion of the Northeast Florida State eration of such proposals, if made.
Hospital in Baker County, existing Institutions of Higher
Learning and the balance required for initial construc- Other expansions and improvements in the institutions
tion at the proposed new university at Boca Raton. I shall of the Division of Child Training Schools at Forest Hills,
subsequently submit to you in detail my recommenda- Ocala, Fort Myers and Okeechobee are needed, and the
tions for projects in the Second Priority grouping. details thereof set forth in the capital outlay recommenda-
tions which I include in this message. The total required
These then, are the financial circumstances. There are will be $3,754,746.
others.
"HELP THOSE WHO ... The Budget Commission has recommended an increase
"CANNOT HELP THEMSELVES" in operating funds of 35% over the last biennium for the
Division of Child Training Schools. I know, of course,
MENTAL HEALTH that the burden of this increase is heavy, but the burden
we bear as compared with that of those who suffer is light,
In the field of mental health we have a great deal of and I would hope above all else that in this field of help-
which to be proud. Our institutions at Macclenny and Hol- lessness we not shirk our responsibility.
lywood are, so far as they go, incomparable, and at the
parent institution at Chattahoochee we are within reach We cannot, of course, be content with the efforts we are
of modernization. At Dorr and Carlstrom Fields near Ar- making, be satisfied with the past, nor with our plans for
cadia much has been done with little, and foundations the future. I recommend to you that you undertake to se-
have been laid upon which we can soundly build. cure a revaluation of our mental health program by com-
petent authorities to insure that the vast sums of money
I shall recommend to you that we appropriate $2,302,- we spend are doing the job we intend, and appropriate
000 to complete the replacement of the ancient buildings monies for such study as are necessary. There is much
at Chattahoochee, $868,740 to replace antiquated kitchen that other states have learned by which we can profit.
and dining facilities at Dorr and Carlstrom Fields, and
$1,706,705 to expand by 300 beds our facilities at Holly- WELFARE
wood. Florida has never been unmindful of its responsibili-
I strongly recommend that the 25% increase in appro- ties to its unemployed, to the aged, the dependent chil-
priations for mental health recommended by the Budget dren and the disabled. We now have an opportunity to
Commission be sustained. expand our services to this group and others by the utili-
zation of some of the vast surpluses which the Federal
For its concern for mentally retarded children Florida government has accumulated of food products, and of
can be equally proud, but the tragic fact is that even the which it is extremely anxious to dispose. We are able to
facilities that have been provided are being exhausted and procure from the Federal government eleven different
within a few months will be taxed to capacity. I would food products: meat, poultry, shortening, meal, flour,
recommend to meet this need that you increase the ca- eggs, cheese, dry beans, peanut butter, butter and canned
pacity of the Sunland Training Center in Orlando by 400 fruit, but in order to receive them we must establish ap-
beds-an increase that can be accomplished for $859,966 proved procedures for the certification of recipients, re-
on the foundation of existing administrative and medical sponsibility of those who handle, and procedures for dis-
facilities so as to secure a maximum expansion for the tribution and warehousing. We are undertaking to do this
dollars invested. This institution for non-ambulatory re- now, planning to use facilities made available at military
tarded children is a haven of love for those who have bases which are being closed. We should within a short
been most cruelly buffeted by fate, and we are fortu- time and at an expenditure of less than $200,000 annu-










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ally (the exact figure of which I will advise you as soon ing citizens has been laboring to find a way to stem the
as studies are completed) make available many millions flood of indecent literature filling the mails, news stands,
of dollars worth of food for the needy of Florida. For il- drug stores, and being peddled in a multitude of ways. (I
lustration, one carload of each of these commodities val- do not have to recount to this audience the vileness of, or
ued at wholesale prices delivered in Tampa, Florida, is the danger to our children from, this noxious material.)
worth $143,000. We can secure and profitably distribute They sought a middle ground between censorship and
many carloads of each commodity during the course of a license. I believe they have found it, and recommend for
year. passage by you the statute they have drafted. This act is
Anxious as I am that those who are unable to help a consensus of the thinking of lawyers, prosecutors,
themselves because of circumstances beyond their control newsmen, news stand dealers, legislators and police of-
be provided for, I am equally anxious that those who can ficers, and should provide the citizens of Florida con-
care for themselves and their own do so. I shall, therefore, cerned with this problem with a powerful and effective
ask the passage of legislation designed to secure recov- weapon.
ery by the State, from the estates of recipients of wel- I want also to commend to your favorable consideration
fare which would otherwise go to their relatives, of so a proposal for the licensing of commercial motion picture
much of their estates as they have received from the tax- films, by means of which an effective effort can be made
payers of Florida; and similarly will ask you to require to reduce or eliminate the display of indecent and de-
close relatives, where they are able, and to the extent moralizing motion pictures. In the preparation of this bill
that they are able, to take care of their own for whom I am proud to say that representatives of the motion pic-
they are primarily responsible, instead of leaving their ture industry have participated.
care to taxpayers whose responsibility is at best secon- When these two measures are passed it will then be up
"dary. ETY to us to find the means, as recommended by the Citizens
"AN ORDERLY S TY" Committee, to stimulate and guide local groups upon
PRISONS whom the real burden of enforcement will fall. You should
We are not, of course, proud of our penal population, indicate whether, in your judgment, this should be done
which is large, but we can be proud that the years since by an existing agency, or by some agency you may create.
World War II have seen vast improvements in the condi- SAFETY LEGISLATION
tions of those we hold in punitive custody. The job is not There are a number of steps we can take to reduce the
yet done. holocaust on our highways, and generally to improve the
We must press on with our improvement program. I, enforcement of our traffic and traffic related laws. We
therefore, recommend that we spend $2,900,000 at Raiford can, and should, provide that drivers' licenses be issued
for the completion of Phase 1 of that growth program and every two years on the birthdate of the licensee, increase
a part of Phase 2, including conversion of the maxi- the number of highway patrolmen (in conjunction with a
mum security unit. This with other major needs in the re-organization of motor vehicle law enforcement agen-
prison system at Apalachee, Lowell and Belle Glade call cies to which I refer elsewhere), provide for the immediate
for a total capital expenditure of $4.5 million, reporting of accidents involving property damage of $100
The expansion of our prison facilities and the improve- or more, remove the secrecy surrounding juvenile traffic
ment of their quality necessarily increases cost of opera- violators, and provide for expanded driver education fi-
tion, and the Budget Commission has therefore found it nanced through an increase in the cost of drivers' licenses
necessary to increase the operating funds from general of 250 per license per year.
revenue of the Division of Corrections 28%. I believe that In the 1949 session of the legislature we enacted a "no-
recommendation to be sound. fence" law of a limited nature, and it has been supple-
MOTOR VEHICLE REGULATION mented by local laws in 62 of our 67 counties in a variety
of ways. I recommend that you now consider a state-wide
I shall submit proposed legislation to you which will law of more general application which will eliminate the
have the effect of transferring to the Department of hazard to traffic posed by unfenced livestock entirely.
Public Safety all of the motor vehicle enforcement func- BEVERAGE LAWS
tions of the State government except those performed by
the Railroad and Public Utilities Commission, including The proper performance of tax collection and law en-
those of the Motor Vehicle Commission and the Finan- forcement functions performed by the Beverage Com-
cial Responsibility Division of the Treasurer's Office. If mission are of great importance to the State financially.
you should adopt this recommendation it will be neces- We are losing large sums of money through illicit liquor
sary to transfer to the Department of Public Safety for operations. I hope you will consider seriously the request
the employment of additional troopers money now appro- of the Beverage Director for the increase of his en-
priated for motor vehicle tag inspectors and field agents forcement personnel, as I believe it will return many dol-
of the Financial Responsibility Division. I am convinced lars in beverage taxes to the State as well as achieve an
that out of this consolidation of enforcement functions equally worthwhile purpose of reducing law violations.
we can achieve an increase in efficiency along with an in- We will also be submitting to you for your considera-
crease in the number of troopers available to patrol our tion and approval a series of bills designed to improve
highways, which we sorely need. the enforcement of beverage laws, and to remove from
While discussing that particular piece of legislation I licensed premises elements which tend to encourage crime.
would point out to you that it calls for the transfer to the I will appreciate your assistance with these measures.
Motor Vehicle Commission of all the record-keeping EIGHT PERCENTERS
functions of both the Department of Public Safety and the
financial responsibility division of the Treasurer's office, The problem of so-called "8%" investment companies
and the consolidation of control of both the enforcement arises largely because these companies are exempt from
section and the record-keeping section under a central the regulations and supervision under which other finan-
authority responsible to the Governor and the Cabinet. cial institutions operate. The exemption should be ended.
For these last transfers, if made, it will be necessary for "THE MINDS OF MEN ...
you to transfer funds among the affected agencies. ARE OUR GREATEST RESOURCE"
INDECENT LITERATURE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
For several months, at my request, a group of outstand- The public schools of Florida are the foundation of our










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free society. Their continued and accelerated improve- ed a 19% increase in the appropriation for operation of
ment in quality is a necessary condition for progress. We our four universities. I would like to discuss with you now
must provide for it. certain long and short range plans for meeting capital
In the recommendations of the Budget Commission outlay needs.
provision was made to fully underwrite the Minimum The great need at Florida A & M is for a gymnasium.
Foundation Program. In addition we recommend that the You have twice appropriated $1,000,000 for this purpose,
appropriation for textbooks be increased to $8 million, but the money has never been released. I shall recom-
an amount adequate to provide for textbook needs in full mend to the Budget Commission that this money be re-
(for the first time in my memory), that an increase be leased in this biennium so that need can be met.
provided in teachers' retirement funds of $21/2 million
over the last biennium, and that $22,260,000 be granted At the University of Florida the great need is for an
for additional capital outlay. Architecture and Fine Arts Building at an estimated
The Legislature in 1959 created a county school sales cost of $13/4 million. The plan may be too elaborate and
tax fund, and provided for an appropriation per instruc- costly, but it can be modified I recommend that the
tion unit of $550, but set an upper limit thereon of $42,- need be met.
572,720. That limit is no longer realistic. I recommend The second great need of the University of Florida is
that it be removed, that the full $550 be provided for, and for a general classroom building, and $11/2 million has
that $50,326,650 be appropriated to meet this need-an been requested to meet that need. I recommend that the
increase of $73/ million over the Budget Commission rec- plans be scaled down and that we appropriate $1,250,000
ommendations. for a general classroom building.
There is not enough money in our General Revenue At the University of South Florida the initial need is
Fund expectations to finance an across-the-board pay for a classroom-office-laboratory building, together with
raise for teachers. Even if, as we hope, revenues exceed an extension of utilities, and for a women's dormitory, at
expectations by $15,000,000, and all were given to teach- a t otal cost of $2,333,0. recommend that these needs
ers, that would provide only 1/5 of the amount they ask.3 rd tt
I believe, nevertheless, you should consider, in making be met.
plans for "Second Priority" money, the possibility of We should provide at the Florida State University at a
selective assistance. It may be practical, through the use cost of $2,455,000 for an addition to the psychology
of National Teacher Examinations or some other means, building, the construction of a physics building and gen-
to make awards for competence that cannot be measured eral utilities and the completion of the nuclear building.
by a degree or by years of experience, and to do so with-
in the limit of the funds we hope to be available. We must face up to our responsibility in southeast Flor-
ida to meet the critical needs for higher education there.
QUALITY EDUCATION A very practical and yet exciting plan has been developed
Money alone will not educate. The people and the school for the creation of a university at Boca Raton, designed
professions are continuously and rightfully seeking to im- to serve students in the third and fourth years of college.
prove the quality of our schools. Because of the wide The minimum facilities which can be provided if this
interest and the multitude of viewpoints it is difficult to institution is to begin serving Florida consists of a li-
formulate conclusions upon which all will agree. I there- brary, a classroom and learning laboratory, a television
fore request that you give me authority and funds to es- production center, science laboratories, heating and air
tablish a "Committee on Quality Education," compound- condition utilities building, with planning funds for the
ed jointly of educators, educationists, legislators and law- next biennium. This will require an expenditure of $5,300,-
yers, to make an evaluation of the curriculum of Flor- 000, we have the funds, and we should proceed.
ida's public schools and its effectiveness in producing E t g e w n
quality education, and to make recommendations for Even these great expansions will not satisfy the de-
quality education, and to make recommendations for mand of the youth of Florida for an opportunity to se-
its improvement. I would ask that the evaluation cover or- mnd of the youth of Florda for an opportunity to se-
ganization, scheduling, presentation and content of the cure a college education, and they are especially nade-
curriculum, with the object of making maximum utiliza- quate to provide for the youth of northwest Florida and
tion of personnel, facilities, pupils and time to achieve th the growing industrial complex there which demand
highest quality in public school education, and deserve our consideration. I, therefore, recom-
mend that you appropriate $100,000 to begin the pre-plan-
JUNIOR COLLEGES ning for Pensacola College as a four-year degree-granting
Our Junior College system is expanding at an explosive institution.
rate. During 1960 one-half of the new institutions of high-
er learning in the nation were opened in Florida. To meet It is my intention, further, to ask that in the second
this need the Budget Commission has recommended a 78% priority building program you give continued consider-
increase in operating funds, ation to the needs of the junior colleges and other institu-
tions of higher learning.
To finance this expansion during the current biennium
the 1959 legislature appropriated $5.5 million for capital Looking two years ahead I perceive an opportunity to
outlay in junior colleges. I recommend that we match provide additional funds for institutions of higher learn-
that sum in this biennium, placing major emphasis upon ing, and I am therefore proposing that you not only adopt
getting our existing junior colleges out of temporary and the escheat bill which should enrich the trust fund to
makeshift quarters. which it is now dedicated by the Constitution in the
There are several areas of Florida that need and qual- amount of some $10 million, but that you also submit to
ify for additional junior colleges, but we cannot do the the people of Florida a constitutional amendment grant-
whole job overnight. I recommend that of the $5.5 mil- ing to the legislature the power to utilize that trust
lion you appropriate for junior college capital outlay, $% fund for the purpose of capital outlay at institutions of
million be allocated for the establishment of a new insti- higher learning. If from this source, as I would ex-
tution at Fort Myers, and the rest be allocated to meet pect, we can devote $20 million or more dollars in 1963 to
the most pressing needs of existing junior colleges. that purpose, we can go a long way towards meeting the
OUR UNIVERSITY SYSTEM most critical needs in this tremendously important area
at precisely the time when the impact of the students
The Budget Commission has, as you know, recommend- upon these institutions will be the greatest.










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"OUR NATURAL PHYSICAL RESOURCES" with inland waterways to Miami, Cape Canaveral, Jack-
sonville and New York and so that our ports on the east
FLOOD CONTROL coast will be tied with inland waterways extending from
The Budget Commission has recommended to you that Ft. Myers to Galveston, and up the Mississippi and Ohio
you appropriate for the Central and Southern Florida Rivers. When these things are done we will have won the
Flood Control District $53/4 million, and I want to em- battle, a fortiori, for the construction of other inland
phasize that recommendation. I recognize, of course, that waterways that will serve commerce and pleasure
this is an increase of $2.5 million over the last bien- throughout our state.
nium, at a time when other increased needs also make President Kennedy has pledged himself to the construc-
demands. Let me emphasize that this large sum is recom- tion of the Cross-Florida Barge Canal, he has recommend-
mended on the basis of an increasing Federal partici- ed to the Congress that $195,000 be appropriated to com-
pation, for a proper Federal purpose, that we can ill af- plete and up-date engineering studies of that Canal, and
ford to turn down. It does not meet the request made, there is no major obstacle to the construction of this key
but it will sparkplug an overall program of $30 million, segment of Florida's waterways except our failure to pull
it will take advantage of the part of the Federal appropria- together. Its construction will be of incalculable value to
tion which provides the largest degree of participation, central Florida and to every port in the State. Both our
and it will complete some of the most vital works. United States Senators are fighting for this project, and
The Flood Control District has already, at my request, I hope this Legislature will go on record as being unre-
made an official offer to groups in other areas with flood servedly in favor of this immensely valuable project.
control problems of assistance in formulating their plans NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENT
and in liaison with the various governmental agencies N f
with whom they must deal. I hope that as you establish The responsibilities for both nuclear education and nu-
area authorities to meet area problems you will under- clear promotion, quite different things in many instances,
take to take advantage of this reservoir of experience have been divided between the Development Commission
which is available and paid for. on the one hand and the Nuclear Development Commis-
sion on the other. One man has been serving on a part-
BEACH EROSION CONTROL time basis as the director of each activity, although each
S could well be served by his undivided time. I hope you
Florida's fabulous beaches are destructible but they will approve a request of the Nuclear Development Com-
are not expendable. In spite of the fact we are doing mission for funds to support its own staff, and also ap-
little to conserve them. prove legislation enabling Florida to assume certain re-
The forces of nature move sand in such a way that, sponsibilities in the area of regulation of the use of atomic
unimpeded, our beaches would always be plentifully sup- energy previously exercised by the Atomic Energy Com-
plied. Unfortunately, man impedes the natural flow: mission but properly exercised by this State.
beaches become starved and disappear. We can lose a It also seems wise for Florida to participate in the
great many of our beaches as surely as the land in the Southern Inter-Nuclear Compact, for while at the mo-
dust bowl loses its top-soil, and as surely as the Nile ment we may have more to contribute than we have to
Valley lost its fertility. But we need not. gain from this association, I am confident that in the
We will submit to you proposals for beginning to long run the cooperation of the southern states in this
meet this problem, and call to your attention Federal as in other areas is for the benefit of each individual
proposals of which we may take advantage. I am anx- state. LAN USE
ious that in this session we begin to lay the foundation LA
for the conservation of this asset, without which life in A few days ago I presented to the Trustees of the In-
Florida would be far less popular, less pleasant and less eternal Improvement Fund an inventory and evaluation of
profitable, all the land belonging to Florida other than submerged
PORT AUTHORITY lands of which we have a record of ownership. The in-
Florida has more deep water ports than any other state ventory is necessarily incomplete, and the recommenda-
Florida has more deep water ports than any other state tons tentative, but they provide a valuable foundation
in the nation-and does less to develop them. In our sis- tons tentative, but they od program valuable fothe con
ter states of Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana, with far uron which wand u zaton o f the 417,452 acres of public
less natural advantages, the states have provided guid- lands listed.
ance and assistance in the development of deep water l
ports that has paid handsome returns. We should con- The Attorney General has agreed to undertake to clear
sider establishment of a Florida Port Authority which the titles of all land in doubt, and the Trustees are pre-
will have the initial function, subject to being expanded pared to dedicate this land to proper public uses. It is
at future legislative sessions if wise, of bringing together my suggestion, therefore, that you consider the advis-
the controlling interests in all of the ports of Florida in ability of appointing a committee to make a thorough
an effort to formulate a program by which we can attack study of these valuable state assets, as the determina-
common problems and, in facing our competition around tion of their use is, I know, a matter of intense concern
the world, present a common front. I would hope that to the Legislature and properly a policy for you to decide.
such an authority would lay the groundwork for the de-
termination of the feasibility of and the mechanics for es- I have already appointed a committee composed of the
tablishing a free port in at least one of our great port directors of the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
cities. sion, the Department of Conservation, Park Service and
FLORIDA'S WATERWAYS the Forest Service, and I know that they would work in
close conjunction with your membership. This is a mat-
Florida probably has more natural inland waterways ter upon which we should proceed without delay, as time
than any other similar area in the nation-but we do and land for conservation are running out in Florida.
about them about one-tenth of what we should and could. INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Much of our ineffectiveness arises out of our divided coun-
cils. We need to promote the improvement of our inland We will submit to you proposals for the utilization of
waterways on our east and west coasts, from Fernandina the establishment of privately financed industrial devel-
to Key West-from Pensacola to Ft. Myers. We need to opment corporations following the model that has been
tie these waterways together, so that Tampa and Ft. My- successfully used in North Carolina, Massachusetts and
ers will have the navigational advantages of being tied other of our sister states. Through this means we could










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do a great deal to assist in financing private industry stant goal. It is impossible to secure a constitutional con-
as it seeks to locate or expand in Florida, and all Florida vention, the courts have stricken down all efforts to re-
will benefit. This authority should be of greatest value vise the Constitution as a package, and we therefore, face
in small communities which are most desperately in the necessity of revising the Constitution article by arti-
need and which lack resources to meet the need. cle.
I am mindful that in 1955 such an authority was creat- Studies of the Constitution and its need for revision
ed, and then abolished because of the vast and unre- have been continuous and adequate; committees of the
strained powers granted under it. We are remedying that Legislature are advised of the need; there will be sub-
error, and I hope you will find the statute we propose mitted to you a proposed revision for article by article
consistent with your ideas of good business and good adoption of all articles except those such as Article III
government. and Article V about which there is current controversy,
COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT it being our thought that with this session of the Legis-
lature will come proposed amendments of those articles
Recently I established by Executive Order a Council also. I want to give my full endorsement to these efforts
on Economic Development. The inspiration for this com- at revision and ask your undivided support.
mittee arose out of a recognition of two facts:
MERIT AWARDS
(1) There is inadequate statistical data upon which to
base decisions governing the future of Florida and the One of the resources of the State of which we can and
statistics which are available are so scattered as in most should make better use is the knowledge, experience and
instances to be unusable. capacity for initiative and integrity of State employees.
) T e is being c t t oic o g- To do this I suggest that we establish a program of
(2) There is being collected through the offices of gov- awards to be made by the State Personnel Board and by
ernment and by private industry, such as public utilities, the Legislature for actions or proposals by employees
a vast amount of data which, if properly collated, can be which result in reduced expense or increased efficiency
of invaluable assistance to executives in both government of State government.
and in private industry.
I have, therefore, asked some outstanding business CIGARETTE TAX COLLECTION
leaders in Florida together with the heads of government Our cigarette tax collections are one of the most ex-
agencies which are in the business of handling the very pensive, although the process of collection is a simple one
data that we need, to correlate their efforts and secure handled largely by machines. We pay five per cent of the
the analysis of the data we have available so as better to $31 million we receive annually from cigarette taxes for
guide the economic development of this State. In the pur- collection, and I am convinced from studies that I have
suit of this project we can work closely with our uni- made that this cost can be cut in half, for a saving of
versities, with agencies in the Federal government, and $1.5 million in the next biennium. I recommend to you
with all the farflung agencies of the government of Flori- that you grant to the Governor, together with the Comp-
da. An appropriation of $35,000 is requested to expedite troller, the authority to take action on the one hand to
the work of this committee. negotiate with those who are presently collecting this tax
"THE STATE EXISTS TO SERVE THE PUBLIC WEAL" to do it at a lesser fee or, on the other hand, to arrange
for the collection of this tax by others at the lesser fee
REAPPORTIONMENT or by the State itself.
The issue of reapportionment has been one of the If we are unable to effect the savings that I have in
largest stumbling blocks to progress in the history of the mind the authority that you grant will not have cost the
government of Florida. I know that we have the capa- State, but we will have the satisfaction of knowing we
city to resolve this issue, and I ask you to join hands are getting full value for our tax dollar.
with me in doing so.
MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSES
It is my understanding that there will be submitted
by the membership of the Senate a proposal for a con- There are opportunities for savings in the handling
stitutional amendment calling for a Senate of 45 mem- of motor vehicle licenses.
bers, 23 to represent the 23 most populous counties, 22 to
represent the remaining 44 counties. I hope you will ap- (a) We should issue permanent plates for government-
prove that proposal, as it seems to me to be the finest owned vehicles which now utilize an "X" tag to eliminate
reapportionment plan yet offered to the people of Florida. the expense of manufacturing and annual distribution.
It is further my understanding that the membership (b) We should sell motor vehicle licenses in July in-
of the House is working towards a proposal calling for a stead of January for the purpose of matching the flow of
membership of 105, the increases being among the larg- revenue into the state treasury with the normal expendi-
est counties where the greatest population increases have tures of that revenue, thereby decreasing the necessity
occurred. This too, to me, seems wise and fair. for the maintenance of a large working capital reserve,
The Senate proposal is particularly pleasing to me be- and increasing the revenue from interest which can be
cause it creates senatorial districts of Brevard, Sarasota, expected to result from the more stable financial struc-
Manatee, Bay, Okaloosa, Seminole, Lee and Monroe Coun- ture.
ties that have not been enjoying that representation. The (c) WVe should eliminate the category designated "T"
House proposal is gratifying because the largest counties tag originally created for the light weight, low value car,
secure the increased representation, which their growth which has now moved into the category of "Q" tags, as
demandsthe "T" tag is taken advantage of by the light weight,
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION but relatively high value and sometimes expensive com-
pact car for which it was never intended. We must keep
The first governmental project on which I began work in mind that the motor vehicle license tax is in lieu of
in 1946 after returning from World War II was that of ad valorem taxes, and when the compact cars with their
constitutional revision, as a member of the Constitutional high value move into a licensing category established for
Revision Committee of the Florida Bar. From that date low value cars the inequity is plain, and should be re-
to this the revision of the Constitution has been my con- moved.










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INTANGIBLES TAX CONCLUSION
The Legislature of 1957 imposed an intangibles tax I am proud of Florida, humble before the majesty of
of two mills to replace the one theretofore imposed of one her citizens, awed by the richness and beauty of the
mill on Class "B" intangibles. The result of that in- land. During the years since World War II I have come
crease has been to deprive the State of the flow of capital to know Florida and her people as few men have been
which it must have in order to finance the industrial privileged to do. There is no corner so remote that I have
expansion we have theretofore enjoyed. I recommend to not been there; there is no group of her people of whose
you that there be imposed on Class "B" intangibles a tax presence and character I have not been made aware. I
at the rate of one and one-half mills for two years be- have met with the people of Florida in school rooms and
ginning January 1, 1962, and a tax rate of one mill be- hotel rooms, on crowded beaches and isolated farms, at
ginning January 1, 1964. The recommendation for a re- ball games and production lines.
duction in rate is based upon a conviction that the re-
duction will stimulate a capital inflow and over the long There is nothing to which we aspire of which we are
run result in no revenue reduction, but if the operation not capable. Because I have seen and known them I have
of the first two years should show that not to be true, unlimited faith in the capacity of the people of Florida,
the Legislature of 1963 could repeal the measure I now as individuals, to govern themselves. What they demand
propose and put the millage back at two mills. from you and me, and what they are entitled to have, is
the freedom to do those things they can best do for them-
Together with a reduction of millage we should pro- selves, and the tools with which to do together those
vide additional means for enforcement of the tax so that things best done collectively.
the intangibles now escaping their fair share of the tax
burden will be captured. There is much yet to be done in Florida, but of all
conditions society has so far achieved, Florida is the best.
BOAT TAX We have made and will make many mistakes, and must
Recently the Legislature in order to meet requirements be the first to recognize and correct them, but with all
of Federal Registration Laws imposed a registration re- these our society, our economy, our people are the best.
quirement on pleasure boats which had the unexpected re-
sult of bringing these boats on to the tax rolls in some Where the governments of the world dedicated to Com-
counties. They should, of course, be on the tax rolls, but munism want to force all people into chains, the govern-
because of a lack of uniformity in assessment practices ment of Florida wants to provide for our people a har-
some counties are being penalized while others are being ness.
benefited from the variable methods of assessment. We
would be wise, I think, and the Attorney General has in- Where the rulers of the lands under tyranny fear to
dicated that it is possible, to tax motor boats as we do let their people know the truth about the world, our condi-
other motor vehicles, establishing a license tax in lieu of tion is so superior that the truth, when known, is our
ad valorem taxes as in the case of other motor vehicles, greatest weapon.
This tax would be state-wide, would refund to the bene-
fit of the counties, and would equalize the burden of tax- We are the agents, the spokesmen, for the people of
ation everywhere. Florida. Let us, therefore, dedicate ourselves as we ap-
PUBLIC UTILITIES TAX proach the performance of the significant tasks we have
assumed in this critical era of our state and nation's
One of the great unmet needs in Florida is for funds life to serve the people of the finest state of the greatest
for the acquisition of rights-of-way. The burden of ac- nation upon which the sun has ever shone, reposing our
quiring rights-of-way is the responsibility of local govern- trust in almighty God to make us equal to the task.
ments, but their inability to acquire them is a handicap
to the proper performance of the road building function APPENDIX
by the State government. I, therefore, recommend to you
that we establish a right-of-way fund from the pro- SUM R R R' STMAT F
ceeds of excise tax upon public utilities in the amount of SUMMARY OF GOVERNOR'S ESTIMATE OF FUNDS
one and one-half percent. This tax will produce in excess of AVAILABLE AND RECOMMENDED
$10 million annually, and will supplement a gross receipt tax APPROPRIATIONS
of one and one-half percent already imposed upon public Biennium 1961-63
utilities, thus raising the level of public utility taxes to
three percent, comparable to the three percent sales tax. Estimated Working Capital Fund Balance as of June 30,
The result of the creation of this fund would be to 1961:
relieve local governments of the necessity for buying From 1957-59 Biennium
rights-of-way to the extent the revenue allowed, thus al- (Act u) $ 1,166,500
lowing them to apply their local tax monies to the meet- (Actual) $ 1,166,500
ing of local revenue needs. From 1959-61 Biennium
The burden of this tax would not be upon the public (Estimated) 6,000,000 $ 7,166,500
utilities but upon the commercial, industrial and private Estimated Revenues, 1961-63
consumers, would be so modest in most cases as to be in- Estimated Revenues, 1961-63
considerable, but in the aggregate would go a long way Biennium 765,000,000
toward meeting this critical need. Estimated Total Funds Avail-
Estimated Total Funds Avail-
I mention, not in justification but as an aside, that able $772,166,500
the utilities of Florida now derive great benefits from the
rights-of-way upon which they run their transmission Recommended Appropriations:
lines, so that there is a relation between the source of the .
tax and the use to which it is put. Operations Capital Outlay Total
TAX EXEMPT PROPERTY Budget Com-
mission Rec-
Finally, I recommend to you that you make provision ommendations $706,667,744 $22,260,000 $728,927,744
for the ad valorem taxation of heretofore tax exempt
property used by private industry for profit. Governor's Additional Recommendations:









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Additional Estimated Balance
amount re- Remaining
quired to Available $ 184,016
provide the
full $550 *Detail of Capital Outlay Recommendations on following
per unit in pages.
County pages
School Sales DETAIL OF GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS
Tax Fund $7,753,930
Operating FOR CAPITAL OUTLAY
Funds for Biennium 1961-63
New Uni-
versity at DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION:
Boca Raton 400,000 New Welcome Stations $ 100,000
Governor's
Committee DIVISION OF CHILD TRAINING
on Mental SCHOOLS:
Health 35,000
Governor's Existing Institutions:
Committee STC Orlando-400 Bed Hospital Addi-
on Econom- tion with Laundry $ 859,966
ic Develop- FSG Forest Hill-Detention Building 96,250
ment 35,000 FSG Forest Hill-Infirmary and Medi-
Governor's cal-Dental Clinic 67,860
Committee FSG Forest Hills-Staff Houses-Four 40,000
on Quality FSG Ocala-Detention Building 96,250
Education 35,000 sFSG Ocala-Cottages (16 Girls
Capital Outlay Recommendations: each)-Six 391,320
Development
mmsn $ 100,000 FSG Ocala-Utilities 106,700
Division of Child Training Schools: STC Lee County-Adjustment Wing
Existing In- (Hospital Building) 35,000
stitutions 2,254,746 STC Lee County-Negro Classroom
New Institu- Building 69,300
tion in Jack- STC Lee County-White Swimming Pool 31,800
son County STC Lee County-Resident Activity
(Graham Air Center 54,000
Base) 1,500,000 FSB Okeechobee-Dormitory Cottages-
Division of Four Buildings 316,300
Corrections 4,498,948 FSB Okeechobee-Swimming Pools-
Division of Two-White and Colored 90,000
Mental Health 4,878,345
Board of Control: Total for Existing Institutions $ 2,254,74e
Existing In- New Institution for Mentally Retarded-
stitutions 9,440,771 Renovation and Operation of Graham
New Univer- Air Base, Jackson County $ 1,500,000
sity at Boca
Raton 5,300,000 Total-Division of Child Training Schools $ 3,754,746
Pre-planning
for New Col-
lege at Pensa- STC=Sunland Training Center
cola 100,000 FSG=--Florida School for Girls
Board of For- FSB==Florida School for Boys
estry 378,000
Board of Parks DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS
and Historic
Memorials $ 600,000 New Florida State Prison-Completion of
Ringling Mu- Phase I and Part of Phase II $ 2,263,000
seum of Art 245,000 ACI Apalachee-Administration Building 183,000
Junior ACI Apalachee-Academic Building 261,600
Colleges: ACI Apalachee-Warehouse 70,900
Existing Jun- ACI Apalachee-Utilities Extension and
ior Colleges 5,000,000 Renovation 200,000
New Junior FCI Lowell-Hospital Renovatior 89,000
College in FCI Lowell-Laundry 101,118
Lee County 500,000 FCI Lowell-Central Kitchen 86,180
FSP Raiford-Convert Present Maximum
Total Governor's Security Building, Renovate Main Cell
Additional Block, Renovate Laundry 208,000
Recom- FSP Raiford-Rehabilitate Exterior
mendations $ 8,258,930 $34,795,810 $ 43,054,740 Sewers 228,800
GSPF Belle Glade-Dormitory 286,000
Total GSPF Belle Glade-Laundry 101,800
Recommended FCI Lowell-Superintendent's Residence 15,000
Appropriations $714,926,674 $57,055,810* $771,982,484 FCI Lowell-Bachelors Quarters 25,000
FCI Lowell-Staff Residences (Six) 46,800










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GSPF Belle Glade-Dairy 133,970 Total for Existing Institutions $ 9,440,771
FSP Raiford-Staff Residences (Twenty) 114,000 New University at Boca Raton:
GSPF Belle Glade-Facilities at Twenty Library $ 1,261,514
Mile Bend 84,780 Classroom-Learning
Laboratory 1,043,274
Total-Division of Corrections $ 4,498,948 TV Production Center 880,964
Science Laboratories 1,379,853
Heating and Air-Condition-
ACI=-Apalachee Correctional Institution ing Utilities Building 514,395
FCI=-Florida Correctional Institution Planning Funds for Build-
FSP=Florida State Prison ings 1963-65 Biennium 220,000
GSPF==Glades State Prison Farm
Total for New University at Boca Raton $ 5,300,000
DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH: Pre-planning Pensacola College: Four-
DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH: year degree-granting institution $ 100,000
GPWH Arcadia-New Kitchen-
Carlstrom Division $ 409,034 Total-Board of Control $ 14,840,771
GPWH Arcadia-Remodeling Dining
Room-Carlstrom Division 25,336 Univery of
GPWH Arcadia-New Kitchen- UF-University of Florida
Dorr Division 409,034 USF=University of South Florida
GPWH Arcadia-Remodeling Dining FSU=Florida State University
Room-Dorr Division 25,336 FAMU--Florida A. & M. University
FSH-Chattahoochee- New Ward Build- FSDB=Florida School for the Deaf & Blind
ing (336 Beds), Kitchen and Dining
Room-South Wing 1,144,000 BOARD OF FORESTRY (lump sum) $ 378,000
FSH-Chattahoochee -New Ward Build-
ing (300 Beds)-North Wing 895,700 BOARD OF PARKS AND HISTORIC ME-
FSH Chattahoochee-Major Repairs and MORIALS (lump sum) $ 600,000
Improvements to Existing Buildings 263,200
SFSH Hollywood-Three 100-bed Contin- RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART:
ued Treatment Buildings 1,606,500 Air Conditioning Art Museum $ 245,000
SFSH Hollywood-Sewage Plant Addition 100,205
JUNIOR COLLEGES:
Total-Division of Mental Health $ 4,878,345 Existing (lump sum) $ 5,000,000
New Junior College in Lee County 500,000
GPWH==G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital Total-Junior Colleges $ 5,500,000
FSH=Florida State Hospital
SFSH=South Florida State Hospital COUNTY SCHOOLS ADDITIONAL CAPI-
TAL OUTLAY $ 22,260,000
BOARD OF CONTROL: TOTAL GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDA-
Existing Institutions: TIONS FOR CAPITAL OUTLAY $ 57,055,810
Board of Control Pre-Plan-
ning Funds $ 150,000
UF-Architecture and Fine THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IN THE CHAIR
Arts Building 1,752,700
USF-Classroom-Office The committee consisting of Senators Carraway and Ed-
Laboratory Building (Hu- wards, and Messrs. Griffin of Osceola, Bennett, and Strick-
manities) 1,850,000 land, then escorted the Governor from the rostrum and
USF Extension Utilities from the House Chamber, followed by members of the
for Above Building 58,320 Cabinet and the Supreme Court Justices.
UF General Classroom
Building 1,250,000 Senator Davis of the 10th District moved that the Joint
USF-Extension Utilities & Session dissolve and the Senate resume its session in the
Other Campus Improve- Senate Chamber.
ments 511,885 .
FSDB Boiler Plant and The motion was agreed to, and the Senators retired to
Utilities 650,000 the Senate Chamber.
FAMU-eCampus Uilities 277,866 The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:34
UF Benton Hall Fire
Escapes & Roof Repairs 50,000 P.M.
USF Women's Dormitory A quorum present.
"D" 435,000
FSU-Psychology Building Mr. Horne moved that the House adjourn to reconvene
Addition 525,000 at 9:30 A.M. tomorrow.
FSU-Physics Building and
General Utilities 1,704,000 The motion was agreed to.
FSU-Completion of Nucle-
ar Building 226,000 Thereupon, at the hour of 4:37 P.M., the House stood
adjourned until 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.










JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Wednesday, April 5, 1961


The House was called to order by the Speaker at COMMUNICATIONS
9:30 A.M.
30A.M. STATE OF FLORIDA
The roll was taken and the following Members were EXECUTIVE DEPATMENT
recorded present: EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
recorded present:
Mr. Speaker Fuqua McAlpin 3cott, W. R. April 3, 1961
Allsworth Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Sims GENTLEMEN OF THE LEGISLATURE:
Anderson Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, K.
Arrington Hill Miner Smith, R. J. In pursuance of the requirement of Section II of Ar-
Askew Hollahan Mitchell Smith, S. C. ticle IV of the State Constitution, I have the honor to
Askins Holley Nash Stallings transmit herewith a report covering every case of fine
Bass Hosford Nichols Strickland or forfeiture remitted, or reprieve, pardon or commutation
Beck Inman O'Neill Sweeny granted, stating the name of the convict, the crime for
Bedenbaugh Johnson Papy rhomas,A.J.,Jr. which he was convicted, the sentence, its date, and the
Bennett Jones Peavy Thomas, J. date of its remission, commutation, pardon, or reprieve,
Boyd Karl Peeples Turlington since report to the Legislature, April 7, 1959.
Byrom Knowles Pruitt Usina
Carter Lancaster Reedy Vocelle Respectfully submitted,
Chaires Land Riddle Wadsworth
Chiles Liles Roberts, C. A. Walker Farris Bryant
Cleveland Livingston Roberts, E. S. Vestberry Governor
Crews Loeffler Rowell Whitaker
Daniel Mann Russ Williams, J. J. DUANE M. RUGGLES, convicted in the Criminal Court
Ducker Markham Russell Williams, R. of Record, Hillsborough County, June term 1950, of the
Eldredge Marshburn Ryan Wise offense of Armed Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve
Erickson Mathews, J. Saunders, J. A. 10 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
Pagan Matthews, C. Saunders, S.D. April 14, 1959.
Frederick Mattox Scott, B. J.
Excused: Mr. Costin. EDDIE BELL STARKS, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Orange County, January term 1959, of
A quorum present. the offense of Violation of Lottery Laws, and sentenced
therefore to serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted a
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend Leo conditional pardon on April 14, 1959.
F. King, Chaplain:
F.King, ChaplainBERNICE BROADNAX, alias BERNICE PERRY, con-
Eternal Father of our souls, we come to Thee at the victed in the Criminal Court of Record, Hillsborough
beginning of this day, to seek Thy presence upon us County, October term 1957, of the offense of Assault to
throughout the day. Grant to the members and officers of Murder, and sentenced therefore to serve 3 years in the
this House a sacred moment of quiet before they take up State Prison, granted a conditional pardon on April 21,
the duties of the day. 1959.
Turn our thoughts to Thee so thy Spirit may bring WILLIAM CALTON TANNER, convicted in the Crim-
wisdom in our decisions, understanding in our thinking, final Court of Record, Hillsborough County, April term
and love in our attitudes toward one another. Make us 1937, of the offense of Embezzlement, and whose sentence
willing uow that things of eternal significance may begin was deferred from term to term, granted a full pardon
to happen here. We know that deep down in our hearts on May 19, 1959.
we can do nothing, but with Thee we can do all things. VERNON DEWITT AUTREY, convicted in the Crimi-
nal Court of Record, Dade County, April term 1949, of
We have felt Thee beside us in the experience of wor- the offense of Breaking and Entering, and sentenced
ship in church; make us now to feel Thy nearness in the therefore to serve one year in the State Prison, granted a
business of this day. May we never get so busy with full pardon on June 17, 1959.
matters of business that we forget Thee. Thou hast said,
"It is more blessed to give than to receive." Give us the SAMUEL DARRELL BUTLER, convicted in the Crim-
grace today to think not of what we can get but of what inal Court of Record Hillsborough County, Spring term
we can give. In the sessions of this group may there be 1950, of the offense of Larceny of Automobile and car-
a spirit of cooperation, and yet a following of conscience trying a concealed weapon, and whose sentence was defer-
as led by Thy Spirit. red, granted a full pardon on June 17, 1959.
Bless the leaders of our land, the people of our state, KENNETH J. CHACE, convicted in the Criminal Court
and the governing bodies in our Capitol. Be near to guide of Record, Dade County, October term 1954, of the of-
in every activity of this day. Deliver us from anxiety and fense of Grand Larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve
strengthen us in the conviction that all things work to- one year in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
gether for good to those that love Thee. In the name of June 17, 1959.
Him who leads us and loves us, In Jesus Christ, our JACK CREECH, convicted in the Circuit Court, Su-
Lord. Amen. wannee County, Fall term 1955 of the offense of Rob-
bery, and who was placed on probation for a period of
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL three years, granted a full pardon on June 17, 1959.
The Journal for Tuesday, April 4, was ordered corrected CORBET CREWS, convicted in the United States Dis-
and, as corrected, was approved. trict Court, Duval County, July term 1949, of the of-
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April 5, 1961 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 21

fense of Conspiracy to Violate Internal Revenue Liquor DANIEL CLIFFE JOHNSON, convicted in the County
Laws, and placed on probation for a period of five years, Court, Indian River County, January 8, 1959, of the of-
granted restoration of his civil rights in the State of fense of Failure to Return Driver's License after Suspen-
Florida on June 17, 1959. sion, and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $250.00,
granted a reduction of said fine to the sum of $100.00,
WALTER ROY DOYLE, convicted in Circuit Court, thereby remitting the balance of the original fine on June
Leon County, November term 1951, of the offense of Un- 17, 1959.
armed Robbery, and sentenced to serve five years in the
State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 17, 1959. J. B. JOHNSON, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord, Orange County, July term 1958, of the offense of Con-
HENRY P. EUBANKS, convicted in the Criminal Court tempt of Court, and sentenced therefore to serve one year
of Record, Hillsborough County, September term 1954, of in the Orange County Jail, granted a conditional pardon
the offense of Receiving Stolen Property, and placed on on June 17, 1959.
probation for a period of three years, granted a full par-
don on June 17, 1959. FRANCIS LAFFAN, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Pinellas County, Fall term 1948, of the offense of Crime
MATTHEW FLOWERS, convicted in the Court of Rec- Against Nature, and sentenced therefore to serve 10 years
ord, Escambia County, June term 1956, of the offense of in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 17, 1959.
Receiving Stolen Property, and sentenced therefore to pay
a fine of $250.00 or serve 30 days in the County Jail, ROBERT LETTERMAN, convicted in the Court of Rec-
granted a full pardon on June 17, 1959. ord, Escambia County, June term 1953, of the offense of
Kidnapping Without Ransom, and sentenced therefore to
JAMES GOWEN, convicted in the Circuit Court, In- serve three years in the State Prison, granted a full par-
dian River County, March 20, 1934, of the offense of don on June 17, 1959.
Armed Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve 20 years
in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 17, 1959. RAYMOND EDWARD OTWELL, convicted in the Cir-
Si cuit Court, Dade County Spring term 1949, of the offense
WILLARD E. GROUT, who was convicted in the Crimin- of Rape, and sentenced therefore to serve 20 years in the
al Court of Record, Hillsborough County, January term State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 17, 1959.
.1956, of the offense of Attempted Robbery, and placed on
probation for a period of five years, granted a full pardon ELOY PEREZ, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
on June 17, 1959. ord, Hillsborough County, November term 1953, of the of-
fense of Lottery Law Violations, and sentenced therefore
WILLIAM HENRY HAMILTON, convicted in the Court to serve three years in the State Prison, granted a full par-
of Record, Escambia County, September term 1953, of the don on June 17, 1959.
offense of Accessory Before Fact to Manslaughter, and
sentenced therefore to serve seven years in the State HARRY PHILLIPS, convicted in Circuit Court, Gads-
Prison, granted a full pardon on June 17, 1959. den County, Spring term 1948, of the offense of Rape, and
sentenced therefore to serve ten years in the State Prison,
ANDREW DREW HARVEY, convicted in the District granted a full pardon on June 17, 1959.
Court of the United States for the Southern District of ROBERT G. RILLMAN, convicted in the County Judge's
Florida, Duval County, June term 1947, of the offense of Cou, Ma RI C LMAy, convicted in the County Judge's
Violation of the Internal Revenue Code, and placed on Court, Marion County, January term 1959, of the offense of
probation for a period of five years, granted restoration of Escape, and sentenced therefore to serve 6 months in the
his civil rights in the State of Florida on June 17, 1959. Marion County Jail, granted a commutation of sentence to
the time served, thereby remitting the remainder of the
JESSIE HARVEY, convicted in the United States Dis- original sentence on June 17, 1959.
trict Court for the Southern District of Florida, Duval HERMAN SCARPA, convicted in the Circuit Court,
County, November term 1952, of the offense of Violation Hillsborough County, Spring term 1940, of Murder in the
of Internal Revenue Laws, and whose sentence was sus- First Degree, and sentenced to Life Imprisonment,
pended and placed on probation for two years, granted re- granted a full pardon on June 17, 1959.
storation of his civil rights in the State of Florida on
June 17, 1959. J. B. SMITH (Also Known as JAMES BINION
SMITH), convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
PERRY HARVEY, convicted in the Circuit Court, Ala- Palm Beach County, March term 1947, of the offense of
chua County, Summer term 1946, of Murder in the Second Manslaughter, and placed on Probation for five years,
Degree, and sentenced therefore to serve 40 years in the granted a full pardon on June 17, 1959.
State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 17, 1959.
R. D. (DON) SMITH, convicted in the Circuit Court,
EDGAR HERBERT HAZELWOOD, convicted in the Gadsden County, March term 1957, of the offenses of For-
Criminal Court of Record, Dade County, February term gery and Uttering Forged Instrument and Withholding
1950, of the offense of Operating a Gambling House, and Support from Minor Children, and sentenced to serve
sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $400.00 and costs of two years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
Court, or serve 6 months in the State Prison, granted a June 17, 1959.
full pardon on June 17, 1959. WOODROW WILSON WALTHER, convicted in the
JOHN DAVID HILL, convicted in the Criminal Court Court of Record, Escambia County, August term 1954,
of Record, Orange County, on June 15, 1955, of the offense of the offense of Embezzlement, and sentenced therefore
of Breaking and Entering with intent to Commit a Felony, to serve six years in the State Prison and pay a fine in the
and Grand Larceny, and who was placed on probation for sum of $1,100.00, granted a full pardon on June 17, 1959.
a period of three years, granted a full pardon on June 17, EVEYLN WILCOX, convicted in the Circuit Court,
1959. Hillsborough County, Spring term 1946, of the offense of
Second Degree Murder, and sentenced therefore to serve
WILLIE MAE JACKSON, convicted in the Circuit Court 20 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
Escambia County, on October 30, 1944, of the offense of June 17, 1959.
Manslaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve 20 years
in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 17, ELIZABETH J. DAVIS, convicted in the Criminal
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Burning to Defraud Insurer and Second Degree Arson, Life Imprisonment, granted a full pardon on September
and sentenced therefore to serve five years in the State 16, 1959.
Prison, granted a conditional pardon on July 28, 1959.
EDWIN E. EARGLE, convicted in the Criminal Court
WILLIAM B. DAVIS, convicted in the Criminal Court of of Record, Hillsborough County, December term 1957, of
Record, Polk County, September term 1956, of Burning the offense of Narcotic Law Violation, and sentenced
to Defraud Insurer and Second Degree Arson, and sen- therefore to pay a fine of $250.00 or serve six months in the
tenced therefore to serve five years in the State Prison, County Jail, granted a full pardon on September 16, 1959.
granted a conditional pardon on July 28, 1959. CHARLES HENRY EWING, convicted in the Crim-
CARL P. KNIGHT, convicted in the Circuit Court, inal Court of Record, Hillsborough County, November
Hamilton County, Spring term 1930, of the offense of term 1957, of the offense of Forgery and Uttering
Breaking and Entering to Commit Grand Larceny, and Forged Instrument, and placed on probation for four
sentenced therefore to serve two years in the State Prison, years, granted a full pardon on September 16, 1959.
granted a full pardon on July 28, 1959. RAYMOND E. FAGIN, convicted in the Civil and
CARL ADAMS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Indian Criminal Court of Record, Pinellas County, March 1959,
River County, Fall term 1957, of the offense of Larceny of the offenses of Driving While Under the Influence of
of an Automobile, and sentenced therefore to serve one Intoxicating Liquors and Driving While License Revoked,
year in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on Sep- and sentenced therefore to serve 10 months in the County
tember 16, 1959. Jail, granted a commutation of sentence to the time
served on September 16, 1959.
HENRY WALKER BARTHOLOMEW, convicted in the
Criminal Court of Record, Broward County, May term JAMES FROST, convicted in the Circuit Court, Fayette
1957, of the offense of Breaking and Entering, and plac- County, Indiana, September 1932, of the offense of Ac-
ed on probation for two years, granted a full pardon on cessory Before the Fact of Attempted Robbery, and sen-
September 16, 1959. tenced therefore to serve ten years in the State Refor-
S matory, pay costs of Court, and be disfranchised and
ARMANDO BLANCO, convicted in Police Court, Mia- held incapable of holding any office of public trust or
mi, Dade County, on February 9, 1937, of the offense of profit for a period of ten years, granted restoration of
Possession of Lottery Tickets, and sentenced therefore to his civil rights in the State of Florida on September
pay a fine of $54.24 or serve 22 days in the City Jail, 16, 1959.
and who was convicted in Police Court, Miami, Dade Coun-
ty, on February 19, 1941, of the offense of Possession of IRA R. GIDDENS, (IDUS GIDDENS), convicted in
Lottery Tickets, and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of the Circuit Court, Broward County, January term 1950,
$54.24 or serve 22 days in the City Jail, granted a full of the offense of Second Degree Murder, and sentenced
pardon on September 16, 1959. therefore to serve 30 years in the State Prison, granted
CALVIN E. BLOUNT, convicted in the Circuit Court, a full pardon on September 16, 1959.
Bradford County, Fall term 1912, of the offense of Man- SAMUEL P. HOLTON, convicted in the Criminal
slaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve 10 years in the Court of Record, Palm Beach County, March 1956, of
State Prison, granted a full pardon on September 16, 1959. the offense of Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve
WLLAMFANK N OONinfive years in the State Prison, which sentence was sus-
WILLIAM FRANKLIN BOONE, convicted in the Cir- pended and he was placed on probation for a period of
cuit Court, Gadsden County, Spring term 1951, of the of- five years, granted a full pardon on September 16, 1959.
fense of Grand Larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve
one year and one day in the State Prison, granted a full HENRY B. JACKSON, convicted in the United States
pardon on September 16, 1959. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Dade County,
JOHN BURNSED, convicted in the Circuit Court, Bak- of Violation of Internal Revenue Laws, as follows: Feb-
JOHN BURNSED, convicted in the Circuit Court, Bak- r 6 0,for a period of two
er County, Fall term 1957, of the offense of Possession of ruary 6, 4 1940, placed on probation for a perio of t
Moonshine Still, and sentenced therefore to serve two years years, March 24, 1941, sentenced to servee thre on
Moonshine Stapi, and sentenced therefor to serve two years in Prison and pay a fine of $500.00, December 30, 1949, sen-
16, 1959. tenced to serve 18 months in Prison to run concurrently
WILLIAM CROMPTON, convicted in the Criminal with other sentence of said date and to pay a fine of $500.00,
Court of Record, Dade County, January term 1956, of the April 11, 1955, placed on probation for a period of 3 years
offense of Possession of Obscene Photographs, Printed and pay a fine of $100.00, granted restoration of his civil
Matter, and Moving Pictures, and whose sentence was rights in the State of Florida on September 16, 1959.
suspended, granted a full pardon on September 16, 1959.
VIRGIL JOHNS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Baker
ROY OLIVER DEAL, convicted in the Circuit Court, County, Spring term 1938, of the offense of Larceny
Bay County, Fall term 1945, of the offense of Unarmed of Automobile, and sentenced therefore to serve two
Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve 10 years in the years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
State Prison, and who was convicted in the Criminal September 16, 1959.
Court of Record, Polk County, Fall term 1947, of the of-
fense of Armed Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve ANDREW LOPEZ, convicted in the Criminal Court
five years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on of Record, Hillsborough County, January 1955, of the
September 16, 1959. offense of Buying, Receiving, or Aiding in Concealment
of Stolen Property, and sentenced therefore to probation
ALTON DUKES, convicted in the Criminal Court of for a period of five years, granted a full pardon on
Record, Hillsborough County, January term 1949, of the September 16, 1959.
offense of Forgery (Making and Uttering), and sentenced
therefore to serve three years in the State Prison, granted ANNA MAIDL, alias PAULA JACKSON, convicted
a full pardon on September 16, 1959. in the Criminal Court of Record, Dade County, Feb-
ruary term 1957, of the offense of Grand Larceny, and
WILLIAM T. DYKES, convicted in the Circuit Court sentenced therefore to serve 60 days in the Dade County
of Citrus County, Spring term 1947, of the offense of Jail, said sentence being suspended, granted a full par-
Murder in the First Degree, and sentenced therefore to don on September 16, 1959.










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HAROLD F. PATTERSON, convicted in the Criminal WARREN H. ANNIS, convicted in the Criminal Court
Court of Record, Polk County, September 1953, of the of Record, Broward County, May term 1958, of the of-
offenses of Breaking and Entering with Intent to Cor- fense of Receiving Stolen Property, and sentenced there-
mit Grand Larceny, and Petit Larceny, and sentenced for to be on probation for a term of 15 months, granted
therefore to serve three years in the State Prison, a full pardon on December 16, 1959.
granted a full pardon on September 16, 1959.
DENMAN L. BAILEY, convicted in the Court of Record,
WESLEY PREVATT, convicted in the Circuit Court, Escambia County, January term 1951, of the offense of
Baker County, Spring term 1957, of the offense of Pos- Assault to Commit Armed Robbery, and sentenced therefore
session of Moonshine Whiskey, and sentenced therefore to serve 15 years in the State Prison, granted a full
to serve 12 months in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on December 16, 1959.
pardon on September 16, 1959.
SRENE BAZARTE, convicted in the Criminal Court of
LAVERNE PULLIN, convicted in the Criminal Court Record, Hillsborough County, August 1957, of the offense
of Record, Duval County, August 1953, of the offense of of Violation of State Beverage Laws, and sentenced therefore
Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery, and sentenced to serve 15 months in the State Prison, granted a full
therefore to serve two years in the State Prison, granted pardon on December 16, 1959.
a full pardon on September 16, 1959.
a full pardon on September 16, 1959. JOSEPH F. BENNETT, convicted in the District
MANUEL QUESADA, convicted in the Circuit Court, Court of the United States, Southern District, Decem-
Hillsborough County, Spring term 1944, of the offense ber 1937, of the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue
of Murder in the Second Degree, and sentenced therefore Liquor Laws, and sentenced therefore to serve four
to serve 20 years in the State Prison, granted a full months in the Duval County Jail, granted restoration of
pardon on September 16, 1959. his civil rights in Florida on December 16, 1959.
NELLIE CLYDE PURVIS SHEDOWDY, convicted in JAMES LESTER BURNSED, convicted in the Dis-
the United States District Court for the Southern Dist- trict Court of the United States, Southern District, July
rict of Florida, Tampa Division, February term 1949, of term 1950, of the offense of Violation of Internal Reve-
the offense of Bank Embezzlement, and sentenced there- nue Laws, 5 counts, and sentenced therefore on Count
for to serve two years in a Federal Prison, granted re- 1 to serve 3 months in Prison, and on Counts 2, 3,
storation of her civil rights in the State of Florida on 4, and 5, placed on probation for a period of 5 years,
September 16, 1959. granted restoration of his civil rights in Florida on
DALMER SMITH, convicted in the Circuit Court, Jack- December 16, 1959
son County, May 22, 1957, of the offense of Shooting into EDWARD CURRAN, convicted in the Criminal Court
an Occupied Vehicle, and sentenced therefore to serve two of Record, Dade County, March term 1955, of the of-
years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on Sep- fense of Breaking and Entering, and sentenced therefore
member 16, 1959. to serve a term of 5 years in the State Prison, granted
EDWARD J. STEWART (Edward Joseph Stuart, Jr.) a full pardon on December 16, 1959
convicted in the Municipal Court, City of Tampa, Febru- THOMAS A. DAVIS, convicted in the Court of Record,
ary 17, 1958, of the offense of Petit Larceny, and sentenced Escambia County, October term 1952, of the offense of
therefore to pay a fine of $100.00 granted a full pardon on Breaking and Entering and sentenced therefore to pay
September 16, 1959. a fine of $250.00 and placed on probation for a term of
THOMAS JAMES STRENGTH, convicted in the Unit- 7 years, granted a full pardon on December 16, 1959.
ed States District Court for the Northern District of HARRY L. DRAPER, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Florida, Marianna Division, October term 1952, of the of- Manatee County, January term 1954, of Unlawful In-
fense of Forging and Uttering a Forged United States tercourse with a female under the age of eighteen, and
Treasury Check, and sentenced therefore to serve two years sentenced therefore to serve 10 years in the State Pri-
in a Federal Prison, granted restoration of his civil rights son, grand a full pardon on December 16, 1959.
in the State of Florida on September 16, 1959. E N T. E S, c i t U
EVAN T. EVANS, convicted in the United States
NEWTON C. WARE, convicted in the Criminal Court District Court, Southern District, June term 1952, of the
of Record, Polk County, May 1957, of the offenses of offense of Filing False and Fraudulent Income Tax
Unlawful Possession of Narcotic and Unlawfully Ob- Returns, and sentenced therefore to pay a fine in the
training Narcotics, and sentenced therefore to serve two amount of $10,000.00, granted restoration of his civil
years in the State Prison in each case, sentences to run rights in Florida on December 16, 1959.
concurrently, granted a full pardon on September 16, 1959.
GRADY EZZELLE, convicted in the Criminal Court
GEORGE WRIGHT (George Arthur Wright, Jr.) con- of Record, Hillsborough County, November term 1956, of
victed in the Criminal Court of Record, Dade County, the offense of Arson, and placed on probation for a per-
April term 1948, of three cases of Breaking and Enter- iod of three years, granted a full pardon on December 16,
ing to Commit Grand Larceny, and two cases of Break- 1959.
ing and Entering to Commit Petit Larceny, sentences sus-
pended in each case, granted a full pardon on Septem- EDWARD J. FITZSIMMONS, convicted in the Crimi-
ber 16, 1959. nal Court of Record, Hillsborough County, April term
1954, of the offense of Forgery and placed on probation
JAMES HARRIS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Har- for a period of three years, granted a full pardon on
dee County, December, 1958, of the offense of Grand Lar- December 16, 1959.
ceny, and sentenced therefore to serve one year in the
County Jail, granted a commutation of sentence to time DELMAR GLENN FLYNN, convicted in the Circuit
served, thereby remitting the remainder of the original Court, Hillsborough County, Spring term 1944, of the
sentence on Spetember 29, 1959. offense of Rape, and sentenced therefore to serve a life
CANA ABRAMS, against whom an affidavit, charg- sentence in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
ing her with operating a gambling house, was filed in the December 16, 1959.
Justice of the Peace Court, First District, Hillsborough JAMES (JIM) GIBSON, convicted in the Circuit
County, October 22, 1957, and whose $100.00 bond was Court, Gadsden County, October 27, 1949, of the offense
estreated, granted a full pardon on December 16, 1959. of Murder in the Second Degree, and sentenced therefore










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to serve 15 years in the State Prison, granted a full PAUL M. O'NEILL, convicted in the United States
pardon on December 16, 1959. District Court for the District of Connecticut, Decem-
ber term 1954, of the offense of Unlawfully Possessing
CONAWAY GORDON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Marijuana, and sentenced therefore to serve two years
Broward County, Decmber term 1947, of the offense in a Federal Prison and placed on probation for a period
of Murder in the First Degree, and sentenced therefore of four years to commence at expiration of term of
to life imprisonment in the State Prison, granted a full imprisonment, granted restoration of his civil rights in
pardon on December 16, 1959. Florida on December 16, 1959.
CLYDE GRAY, convicted in the Circuit Court, Suwan- MARTIN ELWOOD PRICE, convicted in the County
nee County, June term 1951, of the offense of Rape, Judge's Court, Brevard County, October 1958, of the of-
and sentenced therefore to serve 15 years in the State fense of Selling Intoxicating Beverages between midnight
Prison, granted a full pardon on December 16, 1959. Saturday and 7 a. m. Monday, and sentenced therefore
RICHARD HALL, convicted in the Criminal Court of to pay a fine of $75.00 or serve 30 days in the County
Record, Broward County, March term 1957, of the of- Jail, granted a full pardon on December 16, 1959.
fense of Bookmaking and sentenced therefore to serve WILLIAM A. RAINEY, convicted in the Circuit Court,
8 months in the Broward County Stockade, granted a Volusia County, August term 1950, of the offense of
Conditional Pardon on December 16, 1959. Larceny of a Heifer, and sentenced therefore to serve
HARDY LEE HARRIS, convicted in the United States three years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fall December 16, 1959.
term 1955, of the offense of Possessing a Distilling HARP ROBSON, JR., convicted in the Criminal Court
Apparatus, and sentenced therefore to probation for a of Record, Polk County, May term 1951, of the offense
period of three years, granted restoration of his civil of Receiving and Disposing of Stolen Property, and plac-
rights in the State of Florida on December 16, 1959. ed on probation therefore for a term of 5 years, granted
BERRY LEE JACKSON, convicted in the Circuit a full pardon on December 16, 1959.
Court, Bay County, February term 1950, of the offense DANIEL RHODEN, convicted in the United States
of Assault with Intent to Commit Manslaughter, and District Court, Southern District, November 3, 1952, of
sentenced therefore to serve 5 years in the State Prison, the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue Liquor Laws,
granted a full pardon on December 16, 1959. and sentenced therefore to serve one year in a Federal
THOMAS KEGLEY, convicted in the Circuit Court, Prison, granted restoration of his civil rights in Florida
Seminole County, Spring term 1959, of the offense of on December 16, 1959.
Automobile Theft and sentenced therefore to serve six BEN WILLIAMS, convicted in the Circuit Court Lake
months to two years in the State Prison, and of the BN WILLI S, convte1950 ted i the off Cirof Cur t, Le
offense of Breaking and Entering to commit a felony, County, Fall term 1950, of the offenforse of Murder in the
and sentenced therefore to serve from 6 months to 2 First Degree, and sentenced therefore to serve 20 years in
years in the State Prison, sentences to run concurrently, theater son granted a ful pardon on December 16
granted a commutation of said sentences to service of 195
same in Florida School for Boys at Marianna, Florida, EDGAR ALBERT WILLIAMS, convicted in the Crimi-
on December 16, 1959. nal Court of Record, Polk County, January term 1951, of
convicted in the C l C t of the offense of Grand Larceny, and placed on probation
SIDNEY KING, convicted in the Criminal Court of therefore a period of 5 years, granted a full pardon on
Record, Dade County, September 1950, of the offense December 16, 1959.
of Unlawfully buying, receiving, or aiding in the con-
cealment of stolen property, and sentenced therefore to WILLIAM HENRY WOOD, convicted in the Circuit
pay a fine of $50.00 and costs of Court, or serve 60 Court, Columbia County, Fall term 1953, of the offense
days in the Dade County Jail, granted a full pardon of Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Fel-
on December 16, 1959. ony, and sentenced therefore to serve three years in the
M E- TA i State Prison, granted a full pardon on December 16, 1959.
MIKE LICATA, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Hillsborough County, August term 1954, of the RONALD CLEVELAND WYATT, convicted in the
offense of Breaking and Entering with Intent to Corn- United States District Court, Northern District, Septem-
mit a Felony, and sentenced therefore to serve 3 years ber 1953, of the offense of Illicit Distilling in Violation
in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on December of the Internal Revenue Laws, and sentenced therefore to
16, 1959. serve 18 months in a Federal Prison and placed on probation
for a period of 5 years to begin upon termination of prison
TROY MATTOX, convicted in the District Court of sentence, granted restoration of his civil rights in Flori-
the United States, Southern District, January 1944, of da on December 16, 1959.
the offense of Illicit Distilling, and placed on probation
therefore a term of 5 years, granted restoration of his BROWARD COUNTY PRISONERS CHRISTMAS RE-
civil rights in Florida on December 16, 1959. LEASES-Conditional Pardons were granted to the fol-
lowing Broward County prisoners who had served a ma-
FRANK EDWARD MAYHEW, convicted in the Dis- jor portion of their sentences:
trict Court of the United States for the Southern Dis-
trict of Florida, January 7, 1947, of Stealing United BRAXTON FIELDS, ELMORE FREEMAN, GEORGE
States Government Property, and sentenced therefore to GROOMS, EDWIN JOHN HUGHES, CHARLES JOR-
pay a fine of $100.00 and serve 8 months in Prison, DAN, BERTHA LIVINGSTON, RICHARD MORGIN,
which prison sentence was suspended, granted restora- JOHN NELSON, WILLIAM PUHL, JAMES ROBERT
tion of his civil rights in Florida on December 16, 1959. RISH, CHARLES HENRY SAMPSON, LUTHER (L.
J.) THOMPSON, AND JAMES BUNION SMITH.
GILBERT FRANCIS MEADE, JR., convicted in the
Circuit Court, Broward County, October term 1954, of WALTER DE AQUERO, also known as WALTER IC-
the offense of First Degree Murder, and sentenced there- ARDO, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record, Dade
for to death by execution, granted a commutation of County, August term 1959, of the offense of Violation of
sentence to life imprisonment in the Florida State Pri- Florida Uniform Narcotic Drug Act, and sentenced there-
son, on December 16, 1959. for to serve two years in the State Prison, granted a com-










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mutation of said sentence to the time served on January to Commit Manslaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve
12, 1960. 2 years in the State Prison, said sentence being with-
SCATANA, cnvic in t Crimina Crt held upon payment of the sum of $50.00 to the prosecuting
PHILLIP CATANIA, convicted in the Criminal Court witness, and payment of Court costs, granted a full par-
of Record, Broward County, November term 1959, of the don on March 16, 1960.
offense of Bookmaking, and sentenced therefore to serve
six months in the County Jail, granted a conditional par- CLAUDE H. DINKINS, convicted in the United States
don on January 19, 1960. District Court, Southern District, October 1935, of the
S offense of Violation of Internal Revenue Liquor Laws, and
JIM MORTON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Volusia sentenced therefore to serve four months in Jail, sentence
County, December term 1930, of the offense of Armed Rob- being suspended after serving two months, and placed on
bery, and sentenced therefore to serve 5 years in the State probation for a period of 5 years, granted restoration of
Prison, granted a conditional pardon on January 19, 1960. his civil rights in the State of Florida on March 16, 1960.
DOYLE ACREE, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec- GEORGE M. DONALD, convicted in the Circuit Court,
ord, Polk County, September 1953, of the offense of En- Sarasota County, June 1956, of the offense of Robbery,
ticking a Female from Home for Immoral Purposes, and and sentenced therefore to serve 3 years in the State
sentenced therefore to probation for a period of 5 years, Prison, granted a full pardon on March 16, 1960.
granted a full pardon on March 16, 1960.
ERWIN DRAWDY, convicted in the Circuit Court,
JOE ALLEN, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec- Suwannee County, June 1951, of the offense of Statutory
ord, Duval County, October term 1957, of the offense of Rape, and sentenced therefore to serve 10 years in the
Grand Larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve 3 years in State Prison, granted a full pardon on March 16, 1960.
the State Prison, granted a conditional pardon on March
16, 1960. W. A. EWELL, convicted in the Circuit Court, Leon
CLARENCE BENNETT, convicted in the Circuit Court, County, Spring term 1938, of th offense of Uttering
Baker County, Fall term 1957, of the offense of Violation a Forged Check, and sentenced therefore to serve one
Baker Cof State Beverage Laws, and sentenced therefore to serve year in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on March
of State Beverage Laws, and sentenced therefore to serve 16, 1960.
one year in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on 19
March 16, 1960. WILLIAM HADIE FLOWERS, convicted in the United
FRED BENNETT, convicted in the United States Dis- States District Court, Southern District, April 1956, of the
trict Court, Southern District, June term 1949, of the of- offense of Forging a United States Treasury Check, and
fense of Violation of Internal Revenue Liquor Laws, and sentenced therefore to serve 2 years in a Federal Prison,
sentenced therefore to serve four months in Prison, grant- which sentence was suspended, and placed on probation for
ed restoration of his civil rights in Florida on March 16, a period of 5 years, granted restoration of his civil rights
1960. in the State of Florida on March 16, 1960.
JOE BROWN, convicted in Circuit Court, Collier Coun- GENERAL FRIERSON, convicted in the Circuit Court
ty, Fall term, 1957, of the offense of Receiving Stolen Leon County, December 1941, of the offense of Second
Property, and sentenced therefore to serve from 6 months Degree Murder, and sentenced therefore to life imprison-
to 5 years in the State Prison, granted a commutation of ment in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
sentence to payment of a fine in the amount of $1,500.00, March 16, 1960.
thereby remitting the service of said Prison sentence on
March 16, 1960. JOHN W. HALL, convicted in the Court of Record,
Escambia County, May 1949, as follows: Count 1 As-
EDMOND JEFFERSON BURNSED, convicted in the sault to Commit Second Degree Murder and sentenced
United States District Court, Southern District, June, therefore to serve 5 years in the State Prison; Count 3 -
1941, of the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue Assault to Commit Second Dgeree Murder, and sentenced
Liquor Laws, and sentenced therefore to serve two years therefore to probation for a period of 10 years to begin
in Prison, which sentence was suspended and he was at expiration of Prison sentence, and Count 5 Hit
placed on probation for three years, granted restoration and Run Driving, sentence withheld, granted a full par-
of his civil rights in Florida on March 16, 1960. don on March 16, 1960.
JOHN JOSEPH COLEMAN, convicted in the Criminal WILLIAM FRANK HAMBRICK, convicted in the
Court of Record, Palm Beach County, May 1955, of the Criminal Court of Record, Duval County, February 1944,
offense of Perjury, and sentenced therefore to serve two "bf the offense of Breaking and Entering and sentenced
years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on March therefore to probation for a period of 5 years, and who
16, 1960. was convicted in said Court, October term 1944, of
LESTER COMBS, convicted in the United States Dis- Larceny of Motor Vehicle and Arson of Motor Vehicle,
trict Court, Southern District, October 1935, of the of- and sentenced therefore to serve a sentence of 5 years
fense of Violation of the Internal Revenue Liquor Laws, in the State Prison on Count 1 and to serve a sentence
and placed on probation for a period of five years, grant- of 15 years in the State Prison on Count 2, granted
ed restoration of his civil rights in the State of Florida a full pardon on March 16, 1960.
on March 16, 1960. LEONARD HANDY, convicted in the Criminal Court
EARL W. CRAIG, convicted in the Criminal Court of of Record, Palm Beach County, January 1954, of the
Record, Polk County, September 1954, of the offense of offense of Assault with Intent to Commit Murder in the
Embezzlement, and sentenced therefore to serve 5 years in Second Degree, and sentenced therefore to serve 5 years
the State Prison, and in said Court during August 1956, in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on March 16,
of the offense of Embezzlement and sentenced therefore to 1960.
serve 3 years in the State Prison, to run concurrently
with 1954 sentence, granted a full pardon on March 16, GROVER C. HELMS, JR., convicted in the Criminal
1960. Court of Record, Orange County, January 1951, of the
offense of Embezzlement, and sentenced therefore to pro-
JAMES DANDRIDGE, convicted in the Circuit Court, bation for a period of one year, and payment of Court
Taylor County, Fall term 1939, of the offense of Assault costs, granted a full pardon on March 16, 1960.










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IMA H DA G ZALZ Y. H NAN Z, covictd Arms without Permit in Ocala National Forest-sentence
IRMA HILDA GONZALEZ Y. HERNANDEZ, convicted suspended, granted a full pardon on March 16, 1960.
in Municipal Court, City of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach p
County, January 5, 1958, of the offense of Petty Larceny HYMAN LIPSON, convicted in the United States Dis-
(2 cases) and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $25.00 in trict Court, Southern District of Florida, Dade County,
each case, granted a full pardon on March 16, 1960. October 1953, of the offense of Violation of Internal Re-
venue Narcotic Laws, and sentenced therefore to pay a fine
HERMAN HINES, convicted in the United States Dis- of $2,000.00 and serve 2 years in a Federal Prison, which
trict Court, Southern District, September 1955, of the sentence was suspended and placed on probation for a
offense of Violation of Internal Revenue Liquor Laws, period of 5 years, granted restoration of his civil rights
and sentenced therefore to pay a fine in the amount of in the State of Florida on March 16, 1960.
$100.00 and placed on probation for a period of 2 years,
granted restoration of his civil rights in the State of LEON MORDOH, convicted in the Circuit Court, Ala-
Florida on March 16, 1960. chua County, Fall term 1955, of the offense of Grand
Larceny, and placed on probation for a period of 5
AURBIE HIRES, convicted in the United States Dist- years, granted a full pardon on March 16, 1960.
rict Court, Southern District of Florida, Duval County,
March 1948, of the offense of Violation of Internal Re- FRANK MULLIN, convicted in the United States Dis-
venue Liquor Laws, and sentenced therefore to serve 6 trict Court, Southern District of Florida, Dade County,
months in a Federal Prison and pay a fine of $500.00, January 1955, of the offense of Receiving, Buying and
granted restoration of his civil rights in the State of Possessing Embezzled and Stolen Property, and sen-
Florida on March 16, 1960. tenced therefore to pay a fine of $1,000.00 and placed
on probation for a period of 2 years, granted restoration
MORRIS JACKSON, convicted in the Circuit Court, of his civil rights in the State of Florida on March
Clay County, October 1948, of the offense of Manslaught- 16, 1960.
er, and sentenced therefore to serve 14 years in the State
Prison, granted a full pardon on March 16, 1960. GWEN NOTTAGE, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, February 1951, of the offense of
SHEP JOHNS, convicted in the United States Dist- Possession of Lottery Tickets, and sentenced therefore
rict Court, Southern District of Georgia, June 1938, of to pay a fine of $500.00 or serve 6 months in the State
the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue Liquor Laws, Prison, granted a full pardon on March 16, 1960.
and sentenced therefore to serve 1 year and 1 day in a
Federal Prison, and who was convicted in said Court, WILLIAM NUNEZ, convicted in the Criminal Court
February term 1942, of the offense of Violation of Inter- of Record, Duval County, October 1932, of the offense
nal Revenue Liquor Laws, and sentenced therefore to pay of Grand Larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve 3
a fine of $100.00 and serve 18 months in a Federal Pri- years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
son, granted restoration of his civil rights in the State March 16, 1960.
of Florida on March 16, 1960. AMOS RAULERSON, convicted in the United States
CARLOS JONES, convicted in the Circuit Court, Bre- District Court, Southern District of Florida, September
vard County, January 1944, of the offense of Breaking 1956, of the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue
and Entering, and sentenced therefore to serve 3 years in Liquor Laws, and sentenced to serve 9 months in a
State Prison, granted a full pardon on March 16, Federal Prison, granted restoration of his civil rights
1960.the State Prison, granted a full pardon on March in the State of Florida on March 16, 1960.
LONNIE N. KIDD, convicted in the Criminal Court JAMES RAULERSON, convicted in the United States
of Record, Duval County, September 1955, of the offense District Court, Southern District of Florida, Octo
of Auto Theft, and sentenced therefore to serve 21/2 years 1946, of the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue
in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on March 16, Liquor Laws, and sentenced therefore to serve 3 years
n1960. A sonand 1 day in a Federal Prison, granted restoration of
"190 his civil rights in the State of Florida on March 16, 1960.
ROBERT AUBURN KINARD, convicted in the Circuit NOAH RAULINSON (also known as NOAH RAU-
Court, Columbia County, December 14, 1953, of the of- TfERON), convicted in the United States District
fense of Breaking and Entering and sentenced therefore uE loi 0^ ^
fense of Breaking and Entering and sentenced therefore Court, Southern District of Florida, October 1939, of the
to serve 4 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon offense of Violation of Internal Revenue Liquor Laws,
on March 16, 1960. and sentenced therefore to serve 1 year and 1 day in
BARRY LAWRENCE LEVINE, convicted as follows: a Federal Prison, granted restoration of civil rights in
In the County Judge's Court, Alachua County, March the State of Florida on March 16, 1960.
1958, of the offense of Petit Larceny, and sentenced SAMUEL ROCKLIN, convicted in the CriminalCourt
therefore to serve 15 days in the County Jail or pay a fine of Record, Dade County, July 3, 1952, of 12 cases of
of $50.00; In the County Judge's Court, Marion County, Unarmed Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve 2
March 1958, of the offense of Petit Larceny and sentenc- i o each case, and convicted
ed therefore to pay a fine of $25.00 or serve 10 days in the years in the State Prison on each case, and convicted
County Jail and in the County Judge's Court, Marion tof onae 5seof Armed Robbery, and sentenced there full
County, March 1958, of the offense of Unlawfully Carry- pardon on March 16, 1960.
ing Fire Arms without Permit in Ocala National Forest aon on Marc 1
-sentence suspended, granted a full pardon on March RENALD BRIAN ROWE, convicted in the Criminal
16, 1960. Court of Record, Palm Beach County, June term 1959,
ROY-- D L c e as f : In t of the offense of Breaking and Entering, and sentenced
ROY LEONARD LEVINE, convicted as follows" In the therefore to serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted
County Judge's Court, Alachua County, March 1958, of a Commutation of Sentence to the time served, thereby
the offense of Petit Larceny and sentenced therefore to remitting the remainder of said prison sentence on
pay a fine of $50.00 or serve 15 days in the County Jail; Marchi 16, 1960.
In the County Judge's Court, Marion County, March arc 161
1958, of the offense of Petit Larceny and sentenced there- LUKE SANDS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
for to pay a fine of $25.00 or serve 10 days in the County Record, Dade County, January 1952, of the offense of
Jail and in the County Judge's Court, Marion County, Unlawful Possession of Narcotics, and sentenced there-
March 1958, of the offense of Unlawfully Carrying Fire for to pay a fine of $150.00 and costs of Court, or










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serve 90 days in the County Jail, granted a full pardon Brevard County, Fall term 1949, of the offense of Man-
on March 16, 1960. slaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve 20 years in
Y SAULTE convict in t Circuit Court the State Prison, granted a full pardon on April 19, 1960.
LEROY SAULTERS, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Gadsden Court, Spring Term 1950, of the offense of DONALD RAY ASKEW, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Manslaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve 12 years Alachua County, Spring term 1958, of the offense of Rape,
in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on March 16, and sentenced therefore to Death by Electrocution, granted
1960. commutation of said sentence to life imprisonment in the
State Prison on June 15, 1960.
WARREN EUGENE SEESE, convicted in the United
States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Sep- JOSH BROCK, convicted in the United States District
tember 1956, of the offense of Embezzlement while an Court, Northern District of Florida, January term 1958,
employee of a Banking Institution, and sentenced there- of the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue Laws, and
for to pay a fine of $300.00, and placed on probation sentenced therefore to serve 18 months on each of three
for a period of 3 years, granted restoration of his civil counts, to run concurrently, in a Federal Prison, granted
rights in the State of Florida on March 16, 1960. restoration of his civil rights in Florida, June 15, 1960.
WALTER STROBO, convicted in the Circuit Court, MINNIE LEE BROWN, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Jackson County, Spring Term 1938, of two cases of Marion County, October term 1942, of the offense of Second
Burglary, and sentenced therefore to serve two years in the Degree Murder, and sentenced therefore to serve 20 years
State Prison on each case, sentenced to run concurrently, in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 15,
granted a full pardon on March 16, 1960. 1960.
DAN THRIFT, convicted in the United States District PAUL B. BURNSED, convicted in the United States
Court, Southern District of Florida, October 1953, of the District Court, Southern District of Georgia, March term
offense of Violation of Internal Revenue Liquor Laws and 1955, of the offense of Violation of the United States In-
placed on probation for a period of two years, granted ternal Revenue Laws, and sentenced therefore to serve 2
restoration of his civil rights in the State of Florida years in a Federal Prison, which sentence was suspended
on March 16, 1960. and he was placed on probation for a period of 2 years,
said probation revoked and sentenced to serve 1 year
C. L. WILLIAMS, convicted in the United States Dis- in a Federal Prison, granted restoration of his civil rights
trict Court, Southern District of Florida, October 1938, of in the State of Florida on June 15, 1960.
the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue Liquor Laws
and sentenced therefore to serve one year and one day in a DOROTHY COCKCROFT, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Federal Prison, which sentence was suspended and placed Bay County, December term 1953, of the offense of Rob-
on probation for a period of two years, granted restoration bery, and sentenced therefore to serve 10 years in the State
of his civil rights in the State of Florida on March 16, Prison, granted a full pardon on June 15, 1960.
1960. EMELIO COLLERA, convicted in the Criminal Court
DOY WILLIAMS, convicted in the United States Dis- of Record, Hillsborough County, July term 1955, of the
trict Court, Southern District of Florida, October 1946, offense of Buying, Receiving, etc. Stolen Property, and
of the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue Liquor placed on probation for a period of three years, granted
Laws, and sentenced therefore to serve two years on each a full pardon on June 15, 1960.
of five counts to run concurrently, said sentences being FRANK DEGRADO, convicted in the United States
suspended and placed on probation for a period of five District Court for Southern District of Florida, November
years, and who was also convicted in said Court, October term 1953, of the offense of Violation of United States In-
1950, of the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue Liquor eternal Revenue Laws, and sentenced therefore to serve 1
Laws and sentenced therefore to serve one year and one year and 1 day in a Federal Prison, granted restoration
day in a Federal Prison, granted restoration of his civil of his civil rights in the State of Florida on June 15,
rights in the State of Florida on March 16, 1960. 1960.da on Jne
ADDICUSS YARBROUGH, convicted in the Criminal JOHN DRONDOSKI, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Court of Record, Dade County, February 1953, of the St. Lucie County, Fall term 1953, of the offense of Aggra-
offense of Manslaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve vated Assault, and placed on probation for a period of
five years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on three years, granted a full pardon on June 15, 1960.
ROLAND WILLIAM DURRANCE, convicted in the
CARL YOUNG, convicted in the Criminal Court .of United States District Court for the Southern District of
Record, Broward County, May 1955, of the offense of Com- Florida, November term 1955, of the offense of Violation
mitting an Unnatural and Lascivious Act, and placed on of the United States Internal Revenue Laws, and placed
probation for a period of two years, granted a full pardon on probation for a period of three years, granted restora-
on March 16, 1960. tion of his civil rights in the State of Florida on June 15,
E. MERL YOUNG, convicted in the United States Dis- 1960.
trict Court for the District of Columbia, April 1953, of VINCENT DUYANSKAS, convicted in the Criminal
the offense of Perjury, and sentenced therefore to serve Court of Record, Broward County, February term 1957,
four months to two years in a Federal Prison, granted of the offense of Forgery, and whose sentence was with-
restoration of civil rights in the State of Florida on held, granted a full pardon on June 15, 1960.
March 16, 1960. TOMMY EVERITT, convicted in the Criminal Court of
JOHN L. ARNOLD, convicted in the Circuit Court, Record, Duval County, December 1954, of the offense of
Gadsden County, September term 1952, of the offense of Automobile Theft, and sentenced therefore to serve 4 years
Breaking and Entering, and sentenced therefore to serve in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 15,
ten years in the State Prison, and convicted in the Circuit 1960.
Court, DeSoto County, December 1952, of the offense of
Grand Larceny and sentenced therefore to serve ten years ALBERT FINLEY, convicted in the Circuit Court,
in the State Prison to begin on September 22, 1952, granted Union County, July 1954, of the offense of Breaking and
a Conditional Pardon on April 5, 1960. Entering, and sentenced therefore to serve 2 years and 4
months in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on June
FREDERIC J. OGDEN, convicted in the Circuit Court, 15, 1960.










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GENEVA FINLEY, convicted in the Circuit Court, COLON SIKES, convicted in the United States District
Union County, July term 1954, of the offense of Breaking Court, Southern District, May term 1958, of Violation of
and Entering, and placed on probation for one year, granted Internal Revenue Liquor Laws, and placed on probation
a full pardon on June 15, 1960. for 3 years, granted restoration of his civil rights in the
State of Florida on June 15, 1960.
DALLAS GLENN, convicted in the Circuit Court, Jef-
ferson County, Spring term 1947, of the offense of Murder HARRY STALNAKER, convicted in the Circuit Court,
in the Second Degree, and sentenced to life imprisonment Lake County, February term 1951, of the offense of Break-
in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 5, 1960. ing and Entering, and sentenced therefore to serve 15
years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on June
RALPH N. GREGORY, convicted in the Circuit Court, 15, 1960.
Madison County, Fall term 1953, of the offense of Un-
armed Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve 10 years LUCIUS B. STEPHENSON, convicted in the Circuit
in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 15, Court, Suwannee County, Fall term 1954, of the offense
1960. of Impersonating an Officer (causing false imprisonment),
and placed on probation for 5 years, granted a full par-
LILLIE J. HOWELL, convicted in the Criminal Court don on June 15, 1960.
of Record, Dade County, April term 1956, of the offense
of Breaking and Entering and Grand Larceny, and whose IRWIN SUSKIN, also known as MR. WALTERS, con-
sentence was withheld, granted a full pardon on June victed in the Criminal Court of Record, Dade County,
15, 1960. August term 1957, of Count 1: Prostitution, sentence sus-
pended, and Count 2: Vagrancy, and sentenced therefore
CHARLIE FLOYD HUTCHINS, convicted in the Circuit to pay a fine of $250.00 or serve 90 days in the County
Court, Washington County, Fall term 1950, of the offense Jail, and who was convicted at said term of Court of an-
of Burning to Defraud Insurer, and sentenced therefore other offense of Vagrancy, and sentence suspended, grant-
to serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon ed a full pardon on June 15, 1960.
on June 15, 1960.
THOMAS WRIGLEY TARPLEY, convicted in the Court
WILLIE D. JACKSON, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record, Escambia County, June term 1945, of the of-
of Record, Duval County, July term 1950, of the offense fense of Breaking and Entering to Commit a Misdemeanor,
of Manslaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve 10 and sentenced therefore to serve 4 years in the County
years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on June Jail, granted a full pardon on June 15, 1960.
15, 1960.
ALBERT THOMAS, convicted in the United States Dis-
JAMES JOHNSON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Har- trict Court for Northern District of Florida, April term
dee County, Spring term 1954, of the offense of Entering 1954, of the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue
Citrus Grove to Commit Larceny, and placed on probation Liquor Laws, and sentenced therefore to serve 1 year and
for 5 years, granted a full pardon on June 15, 1960. 1 day in a Federal Prison, granted restoration of his
WILLIAM JOHNSON, alias BABY JOHNSON, convict- civil rights in the State of Florida on June 15, 1960.
ed in the Circuit Court, Dade County, Spring term 1939, JOE JACK TONEY, convicted in the United States Dis-
of the offense of Manslaughter, and sentenced therefore trict Court for Northern District of Florida, September
to serve 1 year in the County Jail, granted a full pardon 1954, of the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue Liq-
on June 15, 1960. uor Laws, and placed on probation for 5 years, granted
C. D. KELLEY, convicted in the Circuit Court, Hills- restoration of civil rights in Florida on June 15, 1960.
borough County, March 1940, of the offense of Murder JERRY TUCKER, convicted in the Criminal Court of
in the Second Degree, and sentenced therefore to serve 20 Record, Orange County, March 1956, of the offense of
years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on June Abortion, and sentenced therefore to serve 5 years in the
15, 1960. State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 15, 1960.
BERTRAM MILLER, convicted in the United States JOE BRIAN WILLIS, convicted in the Criminal Court
District Court, Southern District of Florida, April term of Record, Pinellas County, July term 1957, of the offense
1956, of the offense of Conspiring to Defraud the United of Making Utterings, and Passing a Worthless Check,
States Government, and sentenced therefore to pay a fine and sentenced therefore to serve 120 days in the County
of $250.00 and placed on probation for one year, granted Jail, granted a Conditional Pardon on June 15, 1960.
restoration of his civil rights in Florida on June 15, 1960. ETTER F. WILSON, convicted in the Circuit Court,
ALFRED F. PADGETT, convicted in the Criminal Court Monroe County, June 1948, of the offense of Murder in
of Record, Duval County, February term 1959, of the Second Degree, and sentenced to serve 25 years in the
offense of Unlawful Damage to Telephone Equipment, and State Prison, granted a full pardon on June 15, 1960.
sentenced therefore to serve 6 months in the County Jail,
granted a Conditional Pardon on June 15, 1960. BENTON WOLFE, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record, Dade County, February 1949, of the offense of
ARTHUR J. PALMQUIST, convicted in the Circuit Assault to Commit Manslaughter, and sentenced therefore
Court, Dade County, Spring term 1956, of the offense of to serve 1 year in the State Prison, granted a full pardon
Manslaughter, and sentenced therefore to probation for on June 15, 1960.
10 years, granted a full pardon on June 15, 1960.
H. L. (HOSIE LEE) YON, convicted in the Criminal
JOSEPH PISTONE, convicted in the Circuit Court, Pi- Court of Record, Polk County, October 1938, of the offense
nellas County, June 1951, of the offense of Assault with of Obtaining Goods Under False Pretense, and sentenced
Intent to Commit Murder, and sentenced therefore to pay therefore to serve 18 months in the State Prison, granted
a fine of $1,000.00 and Court costs, and placed on proba- a full pardon on June 15, 1960.
tion for 2 years, granted a full pardon on June 15, 1960.
AL ABRAMS, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
LEON O. RIDAUGHT, convicted in the Circuit Court, Dade County, February term 1957, of the offense of Re-
Putnam County, Fall term 1956, of the offense of Posses- ceiving and Concealing Stolen Property, and sentenced
sion of Moonshine Whiskey, and placed on probation for therefore to serve 60 days in the County Jail or pay a fine of
3 years, granted a full pardon on June 15, 1960. $250.00, granted a full pardon on September 14, 1960.










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DANIEL NEWTON ALBRITTON, convicted in the MOSE HODGES, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Criminal Court of Record, Hillsborough County, January Record, Broward County, May term 1958, of the offense of
"term 1959, of 1st Count: Driving while intoxicated and Conspiracy, and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $500.00
sentenced therefore to serve 30 days in the County Jail; 2nd and serve 6 months in the Broward County Stockade,
Count: Reckless Driving, and sentenced therefore to serve granted commutation of sentence to payment of fine only on
30 days in the County Jail or pay a fine of $50.00, and 3rd September 14, 1960.
Count: Damaging Property while driving intoxicated, and
sentenced therefore to serve 90 days in the County Jail and CLARK LAWRENCE INGER, convicted in the Criminal
pay a fine of $10.00, granted commutation of sentence to the Court of Record, Orange County, November term 1952, of
service of 30 days in the County Jail, with credit allowed the offense of Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve 5
for time served, thereby remitting the remainder of said years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on Sep-
sentences, on September 14, 1960. member 14, 1960.
GEORGE ANDERSON, convicted in the Circuit Court, C. A. JOHNSON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Volusia
Alachua County, Fall term 1934, of the offense of Breaking County, December term 1949, of Murder in the Second
and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony, and sen- Degree, and sentenced therefore to serve 20 years in the
tenced therefore to serve 25 years in the State Prison, State Prison, granted a full pardon on September 14, 1960.
granted a full pardon on September 14, 1960. LIEF ERIC JOHNSON, convicted in the Circuit Court,
AUGUSTUS W. ARMSTRONG, also known as GUS ARM- Brevard County, October term 1949, of two cases of Break-
STRONG, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record, Dade ing and Entering to Commit a Felony, and sentenced
County, October term 1953, of the offense of Being an therefore to serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted a
Accessory before the Fact to the Crime of Assault with full pardon on September 14, 1960.
Intent to Commit Grand Larceny, and sentenced therefore HORACE HOUSTON JONES, convicted in the United
to serve 21/2 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon States District Court for the Northern District of Florida,
on September 14, 1960. October term 1947, of the offense of Violation of Internal
OTTIS EARSON BLANKENSHIP, convicted in the Revenue Liquor Laws, and placed on probation for a period
Court of Record, Escambia County, June term 1955, of the of 5 years, granted restoration of his civil rights in the
offense of Grand Larceny, and placed on probation for 7 State of Florida on September 14, 1960.
years, granted a full pardon on September 14, 1960. CECIL WAYNE MAYHALL, convicted in the Court of
R. C. CREWS, convicted in the United States District Record, Escambia County, July term 1956, of the offense of
Court, Southern District of Florida, Jacksonville Division, Robbery, and placed on probation for a period of 10 years,
June term 1954, of the offense of Violation of Internal granted a full pardon on September 14, 1960.
Revenue Liquor Laws, and placed on probation for a period BEN LEWIS MEGEE, convicted in the Criminal Court
of 3 years, granted restoration of his civil rights in the of Record, Dade County, January term 1959, of the offense
State of Florida on September 14, 1960. 'of Unlawful Possession of Obscene Printed Matter and
PAUL EDWARD DUBOIS, JR., convicted in the Criminal Photographs, and whose sentence was suspended, granted
Court of Record, Dade County, August term 1954, of the a full pardon on September 14, 1960.
offense of Breaking and Entering to Commit Grand Larceny, FRANK MILLER, convicted in the criminal Court of
and sentenced therefore to serve one year in the State Prison, Record, Dade County, June term 1940, of the offense of
granted a full pardon on September 14, 1960. Breaking and Entering, and sentenced therefore to serve
WALLACE DAVID DYAL, convicted in the Court of one year in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
Record, Escambia County, February term 1959, of the September 14, 1960.
offense of Breaking and Entering to Commit Petit Larceny, JAMES RAYMOND NORMAN, convicted in the United
and placed on probation for a period of 5 years, granted a States District Court for the Southern District of Florida,
full pardon on September 14, 1960. February term 1957, of the offense of Interstate Trans-
THOMAS GIVENS, convicted in the Circuit Court, portation of False Security, and sentenced therefore to
Duval County, May term 1934, of Murder in the First serve 2 years in a Federal Prison, granted restoration of
Degree, and sentenced therefore to life imprisonment in the his civil rights in the State of Florida on September 14,
State Prison, granted a full pardon on September 14, 1960. 1960.
WILLIE GLENN, convicted in the Circuit Court, Indian AUDREY PERRY, convicted in the Circuit Court, Jef-
River County, Spring term 1944, of the offense of Murder ferson County, Fall term 1945, of the offense of Larceny
in the Second Degree, and sentenced therefore to serve 25 of Automobile, and sentenced therefore to serve 2 years in
years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on Sep- the State Prison, granted a full pardon on September 14,
tember 14, 1960. 1960.
PAUL GOLDHAGEN, convicted in the United States COSTE PIZZOFERRATO, convicted in the Criminal
District Court for the Southern District of New York, Court of Record, Hillsborough County, December term 1954,
:December term 1953, of the offense of Attempted Bank of the offense of Grand Larceny, and Issuing Worthless
Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve 3 years in a Check, and sentenced therefore to serve 2 years in the State
Federal Prison, granted restoration of his civil rights in Prison, granted a full pardon on September 14, 1960.
the State of Florida on September 14, 1960.
BELLE POTTEIGER, convicted in the Criminal Court
WILLIAM A. GRIFFIN, JR., convicted in the Circuit of Record, Dade County, August term 1947, of the offense
Court, Leon County, July term 1958, of the offense of of Manslaughter, Two Counts, and sentenced therefore to
Conspiracy to Commit Grand Larceny, and placed on proba- serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
tion for a period of 3 years, granted a full pardon on Sep- September 14, 1960.
tember 14, 1960.
KENNETH MIXON PROSSER, convicted in the Circuit
LEON GRIFFITH, JR., convicted in the Court of Record, Court, Suwannee County, Fall term 1957, of the offense of
Escambia County, April term 1958, of the offense of Grand Breaking and Entering, and sentenced therefore to serve
Larceny, and placed on probation for 7 years, granted a full 2 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on Sep-
pardon on September 14, 1960. member 14, 1960.










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ALBERTA PRUITT, convicted in the Criminal Court of Manslaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve 20 years in
Record, Hillsborough County, January term 1958, of the the State Prison, granted a full pardon on September 14,
offense of Violation of Narcotic Laws, and placed on pro- 1960.
nation for 2 years, granted a full pardon on September DAVID M. WHITTLE, convicted in the Court of Record,
14, 1960. Escambia County, January term 1957, of the offense of Lar-
GEORGE TRUITT ROBBINS, convicted in the United ceny of Automobile, and placed on probation for seven years,
States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, granted a full pardon on September 14, 1960.
July term 1955, of the offense of Conspiracy to Violate the A R N YARH, cn in
Internal Revenue Code relating to Illicit Distilling, and sen- ABNER N. YARBROUGH, convicted in the Criminal
tenced therefore to serve 2 years in a Federal Prison, granted Court of Record, Duval County, November term 1927, of
restoration of his civil rights in the State of Florida on the offense of Grand Larceny and sentenced therefore to
September 14, 1960. serve 5 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon
on September 14, 1960.
BILLY F. ROBERTSON, convicted in the Circuit Court, GOR B F coni i rii
Bay County, Spring term 1954, of the offense of Grand Lar- GEORGE B. FUNK, convicted in the Criminal court of
ceny, and sentenced therefore to serve 3 years in the State Record, Hillsborough County, 1931, of the offense of Grand
Prison, granted a full pardon on September 14, 1960. Larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve 5 years in the
State Prison, granted a Conditional Pardon on September
EMORY ROBINSON, convicted in the Criminal Court of 27, 1960.
Record, Jackson County, November term 1941, of the of-
fense of Committing a Second Felony, and sentenced there- CLINTON ADOLPHUS DAVISON, convicted in the Cir-
for to serve 20 years in the State Prison, the first felony cuit Court, Pinellas County, March 17, 1959, of the offense
being a conviction of Murder in the Second Degree, at the of Grand Larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve 5 years
Fall term 1925, Circuit Court, Jackson County, for which in the State Prison granted commutation of sentence to
he was sentenced to serve 20 years in the State Prison, time served on November 9, 1960.
granted a full pardon of said offenses on September 14, MARVIN ASH, convicted in the Court of Record, Brow-
1960. ard County, February 25, 1960, of the offense of Breaking
LEONARD PERRY RUSS, convicted in the Circuit Court, and Entering to Commit Grand Larceny, and sentenced
Highlands County, Spring term 1955, of Murder in the therefore to serve one year in the County Stockade, granted
First Degree and sentenced therefore to death by electrocu- a commutation of sentence to the time served on Decem-
tion, granted commutation of sentence to life imprisonment ber 14, 1960.
in the State Prison, on September 14, 1960. DAVID BACH, convicted in the United States District
TOM SAWYER, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec- Court, District of Maryland, November term 1957, of the
ord, Dade County, September 1937, of the offense of Grand offense of Mail Fraud, and placed on probation for 2 years,
Larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve 2 years in the granted restoration of his civil rights in the State of Flor-
State Prison, granted a full pardon on September 14, 1960. ida on December 14, 1960.
BILL STARKS (William Thomas Starks, Jr.) convicted LLOYD BARTON, convicted in the United States Dis-
in the Criminal Court of Record, Orange County, January trict Court, Jacksonville Division, March term 1954, of the
1940, of the offense of Assault and Battery and Grand offense of Violation of Internal Revenue Liquor Laws, and
Larceny, and sentenced therefore to probation for 2 years, sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $250.00 and be on pro-
and convicted in the Criminal Court of Record, Hillsborough bation for 2 years, granted restoration of his civil rights
County, January 1941, of the offense of Larceny of Auto- in the State of Florida on December 14, 1960.
mobile, and sentenced therefore to serve one year in the PERNELL BIVINS, alias Pernell Samuel, convicted in
Hillsborough County Jail, and convicted in the Criminal the Criminal Court of Record, Duval County, August term
Court of Record, Hillsborough County, May 1941, of the 1941, of the offense of Second Degree Murder, and sen-
offense of Escape, and sentenced therefore to serve 9 months tenced therefore to serve 20 years in the State Prison,
in the Hillsborough County Jail, granted a full pardon of granted a full pardon on December 14, 1960.
said offenses on September 14, 1960.
WILLIE B. BOZEMAN, SR., convicted in the Criminal
JOSEPH HILBURN STONE, convicted in the United Court of Record, Orange County, Florida, January term
States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 1957, of the offense of Violation of Lottery Laws, and sen-
April 1954, of the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue tenced therefore to serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted
Liquor Laws (2 counts), and sentenced therefore to serve a full pardon on December 14, 1960.
1 year and 1 day in a Federal Prison, and pay a fine of
$500.00, granted restoration of his civil rights in the State RAYMOND ARTHUR BROCKWAY, convicted in the
of Florida on September 14, 1960. United States District Court, Southern District of Califor-
nia, June term 1951, of the offense of Embezzlement, and
WILLIAM MORRIS TEW, convicted in the Criminal sentenced therefore to make restitution and be on probation
Court of Record, Hillsborough County, April term 1948, of for 5 years, granted restoration of his civil rights in the
the offense of Breaking and Entering and Petit Larceny, State of Florida on December 14, 1960.
and placed on probation for a period of three years, granted
a full pardon on September 14, 1960. VINCENT CALI, convicted in the Circuit Court, Hills-
TOM VACCARO, convicted in the Circuit Court, Hills- borough County, Fall term 1951, of the offense of Man-
borough County, January term 1942, of the offense of Rape, slaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve 3 years in the
and sentenced to life imprisonment in the State Prison, State Prison, granted a full pardon on December 14, 1960.
granted a full pardon on September 14, 1960. CECIL H. CONNOR, convicted in the Circuit Court,
ROBERT WALKER, convicted in the Circuit Court, St. Dade County, February term 1949, of the offense of Mur-
Lucie County, December term 1951, of the offense of Man- der in the Second Degree, and sentenced therefore to serve
slaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve 17 years in the 30 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
State Prison, granted a full pardon on September 14, 1960. December 14, 1960.
WILLIAM TAMMIE WHALEY, convicted in the Circuit A. T. EVANS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Marion
Court, Marion County, March term 1945, of the offense of County, February term 1928, of the offense of Forgery










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and Uttering a Forged Instrument, and sentenced there- ANDREW JAMES LIKELY, convicted in the Court of
for to serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted commu- Record, Escambia County, September 18, 1958, of the
station of sentence to the time served on December 14, offense of Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve 3
1960. years in the County Jail, granted commutation of sen-
tence to the time served on December 14, 1960.
JAMES RICHARD FOGELSON, convicted in the Court tence to the time served on December 14, 1960.
of Record, Broward County, July 11, 1960, of the offense WALTER MATHEWS alias WALTER MATTHIS, who
of Crime Against Nature, and sentenced therefore to serve was convicted in the Circuit Court, Columbia County,
8 months in the County Jail, granted commutation of Spring term 1937, of Murder in the First Degree, and
sentence to the time served on December 14, 1960. sentenced therefore to Death by Electrocution, which sen-
tence was later commuted to life imprisonment in the
ARTHUR FUENTE, convicted in the Criminal Court State Prison, granted a full pardon on December 14, 1960.
of Record, Hillsborough County, February 1955, of the
offense of Gambling, and sentenced therefore to pay a fine VANDER McDONALD, convicted in the Criminal Court
of $250.00 or serve 90 days in the County Jail, and placed of Record, Hillsborough County, August term 1953, of
on probation for 3 years, granted a full pardon on De- the offense of Liquor Law Violations, and placed on pro-
cember 14, 1960. bation for 3 years, granted a full pardon on December
14, 1960.
VICTOR FUENTE, convicted in the Criminal Court of 14, 1960.
Record, Hillsborough County, February 1955, of the of- HOWARD B. McKEE, convicted in the Circuit Court,
fense of Gambling, and sentenced therefore to pay a fine Dade County, February term 1948, of the offense of Rape,
of $250.00 or serve 90 days in the County Jail, and and sentenced therefore to life imprisonment in the State
placed on probation for 3 years, granted a full pardon Prison, granted a full pardon on December 14, 1960.
on December 14, 1960.
on December 14, 1960. LAWRENCE MINUTOLI, convicted in the Circuit
GEORGE GARCIA, convicted in the Criminal Court of Court, Pinellas County, Spring term 1949, of the offense
Record, Hillsborough County, May term 1954, of the of- of Murder in the First Degree, and sentenced therefore
fense of Aggravated Assault, and placed on probation for to life imprisonment in the State Prison, granted a full
2 years, granted a full pardon on December 14, 1960. pardon on December 14, 1960.
OBDULIO GARCIA, convicted in the Criminal Court of WOODROW ALVIN MORGAN, convicted in the Cir-
Record, Hillsborough County, May term 1954, of the of- cuit Court, Hardee County, Spring term 1960, of the of-
fense of Aggravated Assault, and placed on probation for fense of Aggravated Assault, and sentenced therefore to
a period of 2 years, granted a full pardon on December serve one year in the County Jail, granted commutation
14, 1960. of said sentence to time served on December 14, 1960.
PHILIP W. GERROW, convicted in the Criminal Court HARRISON S. PELOT, JR., convicted in the Circuit
of Record, Broward County, August term 1957, of the Court, Gadsden County, Spring term 1955, of the offense
offense of Breaking and Entering, and sentenced therefore of Bigamy, and sentenced therefore to serve 4 years in the
to 15 months probation, granted a full pardon on Decem- State Prison, granted a full pardon on December 14, 1960.
ber 14, 1960.
ber 14, 1960. ALFONSO POLIZZI, also known as ALFRED PO-
CHARLES GORE, convicted in the Circuit Court, Man- LIZZI, convicted in the United States District Court,
atee County, August 1957, of the offense of Breaking Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, November
and Entering-3 charges-and sentenced therefore to serve term 1944, of the offense of Failure to Pay Wholesale
3 years on each charge to run concurrently, granted a Liquor Dealers Special Tax, and sentenced therefore to
full pardon on December 14, 1960. pay a fine in the amount of $5,000.00 and to pay Court
costs, granted restoration of his civil rights in the State
RUSSELL GRIGGS, convicted in the Court of Record, of Florida on December 14, 1960.
Broward County, September 7, 1960, of the offenses of
(1) Forfeiture of Bail Bond, and sentenced to pay a fine PASQUALE M. PROCACCI, convicted in the United
of $100.00 or serve 30 days in the County Jail, (2) Driving States District Court for the Southern District of Florida,
While Intoxicated, and sentenced to serve 90 days in the July 1958, of the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue
County Jail, and (3) No Driver's License, and sentenced Liquor Laws (3 counts) and sentenced therefore to pay
to pay a fine of $100.00 or serve 30 days in the County a fine of $300.00 and placed on probation for a period of
Jail, granted commutation of said sentences to the time 3 years, granted restoration of his civil rights in the
served on December 14, 1960. State of Florida on December 14, 1960.
THOMAS HOUSER, convicted in the Criminal Court ARTHUR H. REESE, convicted in the Circuit Court,
of Record, Palm Beach County, January 1958, of the of- Hillsborough County, July term 1946, of Murder in the
fense of Aggravated Assault, and placed on probation for Second Degree, and sentenced therefore to serve 20 years
two years, granted a full pardon on December 14, 1960. in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on December
GEORGE C. KAUFMAN, convicted in the Circuit Court, 14, 1960.
Pinellas County, Fall term 1947, of the offense of Man- MILTON EUGENE RICHARDSON, convicted in the
slaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve 20 years in the Criminal Court of Record, Palm Beach County, March term
State Prison, granted a full pardon December 14, 1960. 1948, of the offense of Breaking and Entering, and sen-
tenced therefore to serve 8 years in the State Prison, granted
VAUGHN H. LADD, convicted in the Criminal Court a full pardon on December 14, 1960.
of Record, Hillsborough County, April term 1957, of the
offenses of Worthless Check and Obtaining Property for DOEL RODRIGUEZ, convicted in the Court of Record,
Worthless Check, and sentenced therefore to serve one Broward County, May 1960, of the offense of Aggravated
year in the State Prison on each charge, sentences to run Assault, and sentenced therefore to serve one year in the
concurrently, granted a full pardon on December 14, 1960. County Stockade, granted commutation of sentence to the
time served on December 14, 1960.
J. D. LEE, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
Hillsborough County, June term 1958, of the offense of RAMON RODRIGUEZ, convicted in the Criminal Court
Forgery and Uttering, and placed on probation for 5 years, of Record, Broward County, July 1958, of the offense of
granted a full pardon on December 14, 1960. Assault to Murder in the Second Degree, and sentenced










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therefore to serve from 6 months to 20 years in the State Record, Broward County, August term 1957, of the offense
Prison, granted a conditional pardon, on December 14, 1960. of Grand Larceny and placed on probation for 18 months,
and of the offense of Petit Larceny, and sentenced therefore
JAMES OKEY ROWAND, convicted in the Circuit Court, to serve 67 days in the County Jail, granted a full pardon
Osceola County, Fall term 1956, of the offense of Conduct- on December 14, 1960.
ing a Lottery, and placed on probation for 2 years, granted
a full pardon on December 14, 1960. ROBERT CLEVE SIMS, convicted in the Court of Rec-
CLEMENTE SABIN, convid in te U d S- ord, Escambia County, March 9, 1942, of the offense of Pos-
CLEMENTE SABIN, convicted in the United States Dis- session of Untaxed Beverages, and placed on probation for
trict Court, Southern Division of Florida, March term 1937, a period of three years, granted a full pardon on Decem-
of the offense of Counterfeiting, and placed on probation for ber 20, 1960.
2 years, granted restoration of his civil rights in the State9
of Florida on December 14, 1960. ROBERT CLEVE SIMS, convicted in the United States
District Court, Escambia County, May term 1942, of Viola-
GILBERT HENDERSON SELPH, convicted in the Court tion of Internal Revenue Liquor Laws, and sentenced there-
of Record, Broward County, October 13, 1960, of the offense for to serve one year and one day in a Federal Prison,
of Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle to Commit Petit which sentence was suspended, and placed on probation for
Larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve 6 months in the a period of two years, granted restoration of his civil rights
County Jail to begin August 11, 1960, granted commuta- in the State of Florida on December 20, 1960.
tion of sentence to time served on December 14, 1960.
JO ANN JOHNSON, convicted in the County Judge's
JAMES RODNEY SELPH, convicted in the Court of Court, Leon County, October term 1960, of the offense of
Record, Broward County, October 13, 1960, of the offense passing worthless checks, 6 charges, and sentenced there-
of Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle to Commit Petit for to pay a fine of $30.00 and make restitution, or serve
Larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve 6 months in the 30 days in the Leon County Jail on each of six charges,
County Jail to begin August 11, 1960, granted commuta- granted commutation of sentence to the time served, thereby
tion of sentence to the time served on December 14, 1960. remitting service of the remainder of the Leon County Jail
WILLIAM R. SIMMONS, convicted in the Court of Rec- sentence, upon condition that she be admitted to the Flor-
ord, Escambia County, February term 1956, of the offense ida School for Girls at Ocala, on February 7, 1961.
of Breaking and Entering to Commit Grand Larceny, and STANLEY ROBERT FRASER, convicted in the Crim-
placed on probation for 7 years, granted a full pardon on final Court of Record, Dade County, March 1, 1955, of the
December 14, 1960. offense of Armed Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve
LAINE SINGLETON, convicted in the Circuit Court, 10 years in the State Prison, and who was convicted in the
Brevard County, Fall term 1954, of the offense of Violation Circuit Court, Volusia County, March 29, 1957, of Escape,
of Lottery Law, and sentenced therefore to serve one year and sentenced therefore to serve one year in the State Prison,
in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on December granted commutation of said sentences on February 28,
14, 1960. 1961, so that he might be placed in a mental hospital in
Ontario, Canada.
HOGAN SMITH, JR., convicted in the Circuit Court, JO AMEND co d in
Bradford County, Fall term 1948, of Shooting at a House, JOSEPH AMENDELARO, convicted i the Crimial
and sentenced therefore to serve 4 years in the State Prison, Court of Record, Hillsborough County, April term 1958, of
and convicted in the Circuit Court, Bradford County, Fall the offense of Violation of Narcotic Laws, and sentenced
term 1948, of Larceny of Cows, and sentenced therefore to therefore to serve two years in the State Prison, granted a
serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on full pardon on March 15, 1961.
December 14, 1960. OLLIE MAE ANDERSON, convicted in the Circuit
Court, Suwannee County, Spring term 1953, of the offense
WILLIAM R. SPADE, convicted in the Criminal Court of Assault to Commit Murder in the Second Degree, and
of Record, Broward County, March 1958, of the offense of sentenced therefore to serve 2 years in the State Prison,
Attempted Robbery, and placed on probation for 2 years, granted a full pardon on March 15, 1961.
granted a full pardon on December 14, 1960.
ANDREW AUSTIN, convicted in the Circuit Court,
FERN E. THOMASON, convicted in the Criminal Court Jackson County, August 1949, of the offense of Second De-
of Record, Dade County, April term 1942, of four charges gree Murder, and sentenced therefore to serve 20 years in
of Larceny of Motor Vehicles, and sentenced therefore to the State Prison, granted a full pardon on March 15, 1961.
serve 3 years in Prison on the first charge, 1 year in Prison
on the second charge, 1 year in Prison on the third charge, JOSEPH A. BOWLES, convicted in the Circuit Court,
and sentence suspended on the fourth charge, granted a Osceola County, October 1942, of the offense of Man-
full pardon on December 14, 1960. slaughter, and sentenced therefore to serve 20 years in the
State Prison, granted a full pardon on March 15, 1961.
GEORGE WASHINGTON, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Leon County, January term 1958, of the offenses of Forgery HENRY BROWN, convicted in the Circuit Court, Co-
and Uttering Forged Instrument, and sentenced therefore lumbia County, October 26, 1943, of the offense of Murder
to serve two and one-half years in the State Prison, granted in the Second Degree, and sentenced therefore to serve 20
a full pardon on December 14, 1960. years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on March
15, 1961.
SAMUEL CECIL WHEAT, convicted in the Court of
Record, Broward County, October 12, 1960, of the offense of WILLIAM T. BROWN, convicted in the Criminal Court
No Driver's License, and sentenced therefore to serve 90 of Record, Hillsborough County, June 28, 1957, of the
days in the County Jail, granted commutation of sentence offense of Buying, Receiving or Aiding in the Concealment
to the time served on December 14, 1960. of Stolen Property, and placed on probation, granted a full
pardon on March 15, 1961.
JOHN ZLONKEWICH, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Dade County, November term 1959, of the of- DONALD CLEVELAND EDENFIELD, convicted in the
fense of Bribery, and whose sentence was suspended, Criminal Court of Record, Duval County, June term 1955,
granted a full pardon on December 14, 1960. of the offense of Breaking and Entering, and sentenced
therefore to serve 2 years in the State Prison, granted a
WAYNE ZUFELT, convicted in the Criminal Court of full pardon on March 15, 1961.










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FINIS EILAND, convicted in the Criminal Court of 5 years, granted restoration of his civil rights in the State
Record, Dade County, August 1957, of the offense of Grand of Florida on March 15, 1961.
Larceny, and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $100.00
and placed on probation for a period of one year, granted ROBERT MILLS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Martin
a full pardotion March 15, 1961. County, February term 1943, of the offense of Rape, and
sentenced therefore to life imprisonment in the State Prison,
FIDEL GARCIA, convicted in the United States District granted a full pardon on March 15, 1961.
Court, Southern District, Dade County, January 1957, of
the offense of Conspiracy to Violate United States Nar- WATSON C. MOULTHROPE, convicted in the Criminal
cotic Laws, and placed on probation for a period of two Court of Record, Dade County, February 9, 1926, of the
years, granted restoration of his civil rights in the State offense of Armed Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve
of Florida on March 15, 1961. 5 years in the State Prison, and who was convicted in the
Circuit Court, Duval County, March 27, 1930, of Murder
FRANCIS HART, convicted in the Criminal Court of in the First Degree, and sentenced therefore to life im-
Record, Dade County, December 2, 1948, of the offenses of prisonment in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
four charges of Armed Robbery and two charges of Un- March 15, 1961.
armed Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve 16 years
in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on March 15, JOSEPH NORRIS, convicted in the Criminal Court of
1961. Record, Duval County, October 5, 1945, of the offense of
Breaking and Entering, and sentenced therefore to serve 5
CIFTON H. HARVEY, convicted in the United States years in the State Prison; convicted in the Circuit Court
District Court, Southern District, Duval County, Septem- Osceola County, October 10, 1946, of the offense of Auto
ber term 1946, of the offense of Owning and Operating Theft, and sentenced therefore to serve 3 years in the State
Illicit Distilling Apparatus and placed on probation for 5 Prison, and convicted in the Criminal Court of Record,
years, granted restoration of his civil rights in the State Polk County, August 13, 1947, of the offense of Armed
of Florida on March 15, 1961. Robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve 5 years in the
W. M. HARVEY, alias BUD HARVEY, convicted in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on March 15, 1961.
Circuit Court, Polk County, June term 1938, of the offense MACK PARRISH, convicted in the Circuit Court,
of Murder in the Second Degree, and sentenced therefore Alachua County, Spring term 1949, of two charges of
to life imprisonment in the State Prison, granted a full Grand Larceny, and placed on probation for one year,
pardon on March 15, 1961. granted a full pardon on March 15, 1961.
JOSEPH PAUL HOLLAND, convicted in the Circuit WILLIAM R. PETTY, convicted in the Circuit Court,
Court, Monroe County, June term 1942, of the offense of Pinellas County, Fall term 1949, of the offense of Grand
Murder in the Second Degree, and sentenced therefore to Larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve 3 years in the
life imprisonment in the State Prison, granted a full par- State Prison, granted a full pardon on March 15, 1961
don on March 15, 1961.
EUGENE JOHNSON, convicted in the Circuit Court EUGENE L. REYNOLDS, convicted in the Criminal
Collier County, February 26, 1960, of the offense of Lar Court of Record, Hillsborough County, July term 1948, of
Ceny of a Stee, and lace on rotation for two years, the offense of Breaking and Entering, and sentenced there-
ceny ot a Steer, and placed on proaonr for two yea, fr to serve 15 years in the State Prison, granted a full
granted a full pardon on March 15, 1961. pardon on March 15, 1961.
FRED KRUTEL, convicted in the Circuit Court, Ala- Y SANFI convicted in the Municipal
chua County, Fall term 1955, of the offense of Grand SHIRLEY SANFIELD, convicted min the Municipal Court
Larceny, and placed on probation for five years, granted of the City of Miami Beach, September term 1952, of the
a full ardon on March 15nd placed on probation for five years961 offense of Larceny, and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of
a full pardon on March 15, 1961. $100.00 or serve 60 days in the County Jail, granted a full
L. C. LINDSEY, convicted in the Circuit Court, Pinellas pardon on March 15, 1961.
County, Spring term 1951, of the offense of Second Degree
Murder, and sentenced therefore to serve 20 years in the JACK STARK, convicted in the Circuit Court, Osceola
State Prison, granted a full pardon on March 15, 1961. County, September 28, 1943, of the offense of First Degree
Murder, and sentenced therefore to life imprisonment in the
JOHN WESLEY LYONS, SR., convicted in the United State Prison, granted a full pardon on March 15, 1961.
States District Court, Southern District of Georgia, Savan-
nah Division, June term 1940, of two counts of Violation BERNARD STEVENS, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Internal Revenue Liquor Laws, and sentenced therefore of Record, Dade County, December term 1959, of the
as follows: Placed on probation for eighteen months on the offense of Violation of Florida Uniform Narcotic Act, and
first count, and sentenced to serve eighteen months in a sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $1,000.00 or serve 2
Federal Prison on the second count, granted restoration of years in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on
his civil rights in the State of Florida on March 15, 1961. March 15, 1961.
JOSEPH A. LYONS, convicted in the United States Dis- BEATRICE THOMAS (now Beatrice Dunaway), con-
trict Court, Jacksonville Division, Duval County, November victed in the Criminal Court of Record, Dade County,
term 1954, of the offense of Violation of Internal Revenue July 5, 1939, of the offense of Possession of Untaxed
Liquor Laws, and sentenced therefore to serve 18 months in Liquor, and sentenced therefore to serve 6 months in
a Federal Prison, granted restoration of his civil rights Prison, and who was also convicted in the Criminal Court
in the State of Florida on March 15, 1961. of Record, Dade County, September term 1941, of the
offense of Possession of Untaxed Liquor, and whose sen-
JIM BOB MATHIS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Duval tence was suspended, granted a full pardon on March 15,
County, November term 1935, of the offense of Murder in 1961.
the Second Degree, and sentenced therefore to life imprison-
ment in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on March WILLIAM E. WELLS, convicted in the Circuit Court,
15, 1961. Madison County, March term 1958, of the offense of Grand
Larceny, and placed on probation for 5 years, granted a
GEORGE R. MILLER, convicted in the United States full pardon on March 15, 1961.
District Court, Southern Division, Dade County, October
term 1953, of the offense of Selling Narcotics, and sentenced MITTIE WHITE, convicted in the Circuit Court, Martin
therefore to pay a fine of $2,000.00 and be on probation for County, February term 1944, of the offense of Murder in










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the First Degree, and sentenced therefore to life imprison- sentenced therefore to serve eight months in the State Prison,
ment in the State Prison, granted a full pardon on March granted a reprieve for 20 days from November 30, 1959.
15, 1961. BUSTER DAVID, convicted in the Circuit Court, Oka-
JACK YOUNG, convicted in the Circuit Court, Pinellas loosa County, December 1958, of the offense of Manslaugh-
County, Spring term 1953, of the offense of Breaking and ter, and sentenced therefore to serve ten years in the State
Entering, and sentenced therefore to serve 3 years in the Prison, granted a reprieve for 60 days from November 30,
State Prison, granted a full pardon on March 15, 1961. 1959.
REPRIEVES J. M. BRANNON, convicted in the Circuit Court, Walton
County, of the offense of Manslaughter, and sentenced
ELIZABETH J. DAVIS, convicted in the Criminal Court therefore to serve 15 years in the State Prison, granted a
of Record, Polk County, of the offense of Burning to reprieve for 60 days from December 22, 1959.
Defraud Insurer and Second Degree Arson, and sentenced
therefore to serve five years in the State Prison, granted GEORGE W. LAMBERT, convicted in the Circuit Court,
a reprieve for 30 days from May 29, 1959. Gadsden County, May 1958, of the offense of Forgery,
uttering forged instruments and a bad check, and sentenced
WILLIAM B. DAVIS, convicted in the Criminal Court therefore to serve from six months to ten years in the State
of Record, Polk County, of the offense of Burning to Prison, granted a reprieve for 10 days from December 22,
Defraud Insurer and Second Degree Arson, and sentenced 1959.
therefore to serve five years in the State Prison, granted
a reprieve for 30 days from May 29, 1959. FRED WALKER, convicted by the Justice of Peace,
Gadsden County, of the offense of Public Profanity and
HAROLD THOMAS, convicted in the Circuit Court, Drunkenness and sentenced therefore to serve 60 days on
Charlotte County, of the offense of Breaking and Enter- each count in the County Jail, granted a reprieve for 60
ing, and sentenced therefore to serve six months to five days from January 6, 1960.
years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 30
days from June 4, 1959. BETTY JOYCE HOLME-SHAW, convicted in the Circuit
Court, Duval County, January 1959, of the offense of Mur-
HERMAN CAIL, convicted in the Circuit Court, Char- der in the Second Degree and sentenced therefore to serve
lotte County, of the offense of Breaking and Entering, and 40 years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 30
sentenced therefore to serve six months to five years in days from January 12, 1960.
the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 30 days from
June 4, 1959. KENNETH HEMMERLE, convicted in the Criminal
Court of Record, Broward County, of the offense of con-
ELIZABETH J. DAVIS, convicted in the Criminal Court spring to commit a felony other than a capital offense
of Record, Polk County, of the offense of Burning to and sentenced therefore to serve 15 months in the State
Defraud Insurer and Second Degree Arson, and sen- Prison, granted a reprieve for 30 days from January 29,
tenced therefore to serve five years in the State Prison, 1960.
granted a reprieve for 45 days from June 29, 1959.
CHARLIE A. SMITH, convicted in the Criminal Court,
WILLIAM B. DAVIS, convicted in the Criminal Court Polk County, of the offense of Conspiracy to Commit a
of Record, Polk County, of the offense of Burning to De- Misdemeanor by Assisting and Promoting a Lottery, and
fraud Insurer and Second Degree Arson, and sentenced sentenced therefore to serve two years in the State Prison,
therefore to serve five years in the State Prison, granted granted a reprieve for 30 days from February 18, 1960.
a reprieve for 45 days from June 29, 1959.
H. PAT GORDON, convicted in the Criminal Court of
ALBERT ULRICH, convicted in the Circuit Court, Bay Record, Polk County, of the offenses of Conspiracy and
County, June 1959, of the offense of Fondling and sen- Subornation of Perjury and sentenced therefore to serve
tenced to serve five years in the State Prison, granted a five years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 30
reprieve for 30 days from June 19, 1959. days from September 14, 1960.
WALTER E. STEELE, convicted in the Criminal Court JOHN D. CHAMPLIN, convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record, Palm Beach County, May term, 1957, of the of Record, Palm Beach County, of the offense of crime
offense of Grand Larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve against nature and sentenced therefore to serve one year in
20 months in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 20 the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 30 days from
days from July 29, 1959. September 14, 1960.
ALBERT ULRICH, convicted in the Circuit Court, Bay H. PAT GORDON, convicted in the Criminal Court of
County, June 1959, of the offense of Fondling and sen- Record, Polk County, of the offense of Conspiracy and
tenced to serve five years in the State Prison, granted a Subornation of Perjury and sentenced therefore to serve
reprieve for 30 days from July 29, 1959. five years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 30
LEON B. WHITE, convicted in the Criminal Court of days from October 13, 1960.
Record, Duval County, June term 1958, of the offense of H. PAT GORDON, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Murder in the Second Degree and sentenced therefore to Record, Polk County, of the offense of Conspiracy and
serve thirty years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve Subornation of Perjury and sentenced therefore to serve
for 30 days from August 13, 1959; said reprieve revoked five years in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 10
August 26, 1959. days from November 14, 1960.
MUSSA C. BATEH, convicted in the Criminal Court of Mr. Craig asked to be recorded present.
Record, Duval County, on December 1956 and April 1957
of two counts each of violations of the Narcotic Drug INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
Law, and sentenced therefore to serve 2 years on each JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS,
count in the State Prison, granted a reprieve for 30 days CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
from October 29, 1959, and granted a reprieve for 30
days from November 27, 1959. By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay-
RICHARD HALL, convicted in the Court of Crimes, H. B. No. 4- A bill to be entitled An Act
Broward County, 1957, of the offense of Bookmaking, and amending chapter 30366, Laws of Florida, 1955; adding










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section 1-A to change the population classification from By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay-
forty thousand through fifty thousand (40,000-50,000) to
sixty-four thousand through sixty-eight thousand (64,000- H. B. No. 11- A bill to be entitled An Act
68,000); providing an effective date. amending chapter 59-841, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
The bill was read the first time by title and referred forty thousand through forty-eight thousand (40,000-
to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. 48,000) to sixty-four thousand through sixty-eight
By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay- thousand (64,000-68,000); providing an effective date.
By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay-
B N 5 A bil t b eit An Ac The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
H. B. No. 5-- A bill to be entitled An Act the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
amending chapter 28579, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay-
forty thousand through forty-eight thousand (40,000-
48,000) to sixty-four thousand through sixty-eight H. B. No. 12- A bill to be entitled An Act
thousand (64,000-68,000); providing an effective date. amending chapter 31432, Laws of Florida, 1956; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
The bill was read the first time by title and referred forty thousand through forty-eight thousand (40,000-
to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. 48,000) to sixty-four thousand through sixty-eight
By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay- thousand (64,000-68,000); providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
H. B No. 6- A bill to be entitled An Act the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
amending chapter 28698, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay-
forty thousand through fifty thousand (40,000-50,000) to H.B. No. 13 A bill to be entitled An Act
sixty-four thousand through sixty-eight thousand (64,000- amending chapter 57-571, Laws of Florida, 1957; a
68,000); providing an effective date. amending chapter 57-571 Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
Section 1-A to change the population classification from
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to forty thousand through fifty thousand (40,000-50,000) to
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. sixty-four thousand through sixty-eight thousand (64,000-
By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay- 68,000): providing an effective date.
By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay-
/The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
H. B. No. 7- A bill to be entitled An Act the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
amending chapter 31427, Laws of Florida, 1956; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay-
forty thousand through fifty thousand (40,000-50,000) to
sixty-four thousand through sixty-eight thousand (64,000- H. B. No. 14- A bill to be entitled An Act
68,000); providing an effective date. amending chapter 31431, Laws of Florida, 1956; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to forty thousand through fifty thousand (40,000-50,000) to
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. sixty-four thousand through sixty-eight thousand (64,000-
By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay- 68,000); providing an effective date.
H. B. No. 8 A bill to be entitled An Act The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
relating to the compensation of supervisors of registration the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
in counties having a population of not less than sixty-four By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay-
thousand (64,000) and not more than sixty-eight thousand
(68,000) according to the latest official decennial census; H. B. No. 15- A bill to be entitled An Act
providing an effective date. amending chapter 31433, Laws of Florida, 1956; adding
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to section 1-A to change the population classification from
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. forty thousand through forty-eight thousand (40,000-
48,000) to sixty-four thousand through sixty-eight
By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay- thousand (64,000-68,000); providing an effective date.
H. B. No. 9- A bill to be entitled An Act The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
amending chapter 30341, Laws of Florida, 1955; adding the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
section 1-A to change the population classification from
forty thousand through fifty thousand (40,000-50,000) to By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay-
sixty-four thousand through sixty-eight thousand (64,000-
68,000); providing an effective date. H. B. No. 16- A bill to be entitled An Act
amending chapter 28728, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to section 1-A to change the population classification from
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. forty thousand through forty-eight thousand (40,000-
By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay- 48,000) to sixty-four thousand through sixty-eight
thousand (64,000-68,000); providing an effective date.
H. B. No. 10- A bill to be entitled An Act
relating to Judicial circuits of six (6) or more counties The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
having a population of not less than one hundred forty-two the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
thousand five hundred (142,500) nor more than one
hundred eighty thousand (180,000) and with one county By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay-
having a population of sixty-seven thousand (67,000) or
more according to the latest official decennial census; H. B. No. 17- A bill to be entitled An Act
providing for a circuit judge to be available at least once amending chapter 28360, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding
each week for hearings in chambers. section 1-A to change the population classification from
forty thousand through forty-eight thousand (40,000-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to 48,000) to sixty-four thousand through sixty-eight
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. thousand (64,000-68,000); providing an effective date.










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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to By Mr. Land of Lafayette-
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. H. B. No. 24- A bill to be entitled
By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay- relating to Lafayette County; prohibiting owners from
allowing their livestock to run at large; requiring the
H. B. No. 18- A bill to be entitled An Act fencing of livestock; providing for impounding of stray
amending chapter 30521, Laws of Florida, 1955; adding livestock and sale of same after notice; providing penalty
section 1-A to change the population classification from for violation; providing for referendum.
forty thousand through forty-eight thousand (40,000-
48,000) to sixty-four thousand through sixty-eight The bill was read the first time by title and ordered
thousand (64,000-68,000); providing an effective date. placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to By Mr. Land of Lafayette-
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. A bl to b
H. B. No. 25- A bill to be entitled An Act
By Mr. McDonald of Suwannee- requiring the board of county commissioners of Lafayette
H. B. No. 19- A bill to be entitled An Act county to place on the ballot of the next special or gen-
amending chapter 30049, Laws of Florida, 1955; adding eral election the question of whether or not a fire control
section 1-A to change the population classification from unit will be established in said county under sections
fifteen thousand through seventeen thousand (15,000- 125.23-125.29, Florida Statutes; making a petition from
17,000) to fourteen thousand two hundred through fifteen owners of majority of acreage unnecessary; making it
thousand (14,200-15,000); providing an effective date. mandatory for the county commissioners to enter agree-
t fment with forestry board after affirmative vote; provid-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to ing an effective date.
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. The bill was read the first time by title and ordered
By Mr. McDonald of Suwannee- placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
H. B. No. 20- A bill to be entitled An Act By Messrs. Stallings of Duval, Eldredge of Dade and
amending chapter 28631, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding Stone of Escambia-
section 1-A to change the population classification from H. B. No. 26- A bill to be entitled An Act
fifty thousand through ninety thousand (50,000-90,000) to making a legislative finding of fact relating to Con-
sixty thousand through one hundred thousand (60,000- munism; requiring the teaching of a course of study in
100,000); providing an effective date. the public schools entitled "Americanism versus Con-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to munism"; requiring the Department of Education of the
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. State of Florida to provide textual materials and setting
up standards for the selection of such materials; prohibit-
By Mr. McDonald of Suwannee- ing the presentation of Communism as preferable to the
system of constitutional government of the United States
H. B. No. 21-- A bill to be entitled An Act of America; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict
amending chapter 59-655, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding herewith; and providing for an effective date.
section 1-A to change the population classification from
fifteen thousand through seventeen thousand (15,000- The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
17,000) to fourteen thousand two hundred through fifteen the Committee on Education-Public Schools.
thousand (14,200-15,000); providing an effective date. By Messrs. Erickson and Nelson of Sarasota, Russell,
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas, Hill of Charlotte, and
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. Ducker of Orange-
By Mr. McDonald of Suwannee- H. B. No. 27- A bill to be entitled An Act
H. B. No. 22- A bill to be entitled An Act relating to intangible tax; amending subsections (1) and
amending chapter 57-876, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding (2) of section 199.11, Florida Statutes, decreasing the n-
section 1-A to change the population classification from tangible tax on class A and B intangible personal prop-
fifteen thousand through seventeen thousand (15,000- erty; and providing an effective date.
17,000) to fourteen thousand two hundred through fifteen The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
thousand (14,200-15,000); providing an effective date. the Committees on Appropriations and Finance & Taxa-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to tion.
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. By Mr. Nelson of Sarasota-
By Mr. Land of Lafayette- H. B. No. 28- A bill to be entitled An Act
H. B. No. 23- A bill to be entitled An Act relating to duties of county commissioners; repealing sec-
relating to Lafayette County; amending subsection (3) of tions 125.12, 125.13 and 125.14, all Florida Statutes; pro-
Section 1, Chapter 59-742, Laws of Florida, to provide viding an effective date.
for the payment of two thousand four hundred dollars
($2,400.00) of race track funds by the Board of County The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
Commissioners to the City of Mayo for maintenance and the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
future improvements to Lafayette County Community By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
Center and Clinic.
H. B. No. 29- A bill to be entitled An Act
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill for the relief of Joseph A. Perez, III; providing for an
No. 23. appropriation; providing an effective date.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section the Committee on Claims.
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
in this Legislature. By Messrs. Bennett and Jones of Bay-
And the above bill was read the first time by title and H. B. No. 30- A bill to be entitled An Act
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills, relating to the compensation or salary of county super-










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intendents of public instruction in all counties of this amended by chapter 26195, Laws of Florida, 1949, to pro-
state having a population of not less than sixty-four vide that, beginning July 1, 1961, the salary of the mayor
thousand (64,000) and not more than sixty-eight thousand of the city of St. Cloud shall be two hundred dollars
(68,000) according to the latest official decennial census. ($200.00) per month, and the salary of each city commis-
sicner shall be fifty dollars ($50.00) per month; provid-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to ing effective date.
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
By Mr. Carter of WashingtonProof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
By Mr. Carter of Washington- No. 34.
H. B. No. 31- A bill to be entitled An Act The House of Representatives thereupon determined
relating to Washington county; creating the county de- that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
velopment authority; providing its original membership 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
and method of appointment of successors; providing rules in this Legislature.
and regulations governing meetings; providing for travel-
ing expenses for members; prescribing the authority's And the above bill was read the first time by title and
powers and duties, including the power to issue and ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
validate revenue-anticipation certificates and right of
eminent domain; authorizing the county commissioners to By Mr. Griffin of Osceola-
appropriate moneys to operate the authority and to levy H. B. No. 35- A bill to be entitled An Act
ad valorem tax; repealing chapter 59-1964, Laws of relating to the city of St. Cloud, Osceola county; amend-
Florida. ing Section 16 of Chapter 14377, Laws of Florida, 1929,
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill as amended by Chapter 26195, Laws of Florida, 1949, pro-
No. 31. viding that beginning July 1, 1961, the salary of the
mayor of the city of St. Cloud shall be one hundred dol-
The House of Representatives thereupon determined lars ($100.00) per month, and the salary of each city com-
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section missioner shall be fifty dollars ($50.00) per month; pro-
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established viding effective date.
in this Legislature.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
And the above bill was read the first time by title and No. 35.
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined
By Mr. Griffin of Osceola- that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
H. B. No. 32- A bill to be entitled An Act in this Legislature.
relating to the city of St. Cloud, Osceola county, amend-
ing section 56 of chapter 14377, Laws of Florida, 1929, And the above bill was read the first time by title and
relating to the public utilities commission salary and ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
bond, to provide that beginning July 1, 1961, the salary
of each of the two (2) members of said commission, other By Mr. Griffin of Osceola-
than the mayor, shall be fifty dollars ($50.00) per month. H. B. No. 36- A bill to be entitled An Act
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill amending chapter 59-864, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding
No. 32. section 1-A to change the population classification from
eleven thousand three hundred fifty through eleven thou-
The House of Representatives thereupon determined sand four hundred fifty (11,350-11,450) to seventeen
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section thousand five hundred through nineteen thousand four
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established hundred (17,500-19,400); providing an effective date.
in this Legislature.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
And the above bill was read the first time by title and the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. Osceola-
By Mr. Griffin of Osceola- H. B. No. 37- A bill to be entitled An Act
H. B. No. 33- A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the city of St. Cloud, Osceola county; amend-
authorizing the board of county commissioners of Osceola ing section 16 of chapter 14377, Laws of Florida, 1929,
county to pay a county attorney a salary in lieu of salary as amended by chapter 26195, Laws of Florida, 1949, to
and fees; authorizing said board to pay such salary from provide that, beginning July 1, 1961, the salary of the
either the county general fund or county road and bridge mayor of the city of St. Cloud shall be two hundred dol-
fund or both; repealing Chapter 30242, Laws of Florida, lars ($200.00) per month, and the salary of each city com-
1955. missioner. shall be twenty dollars ($20.00) per month;
providing effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
No. 33. Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
No. 37.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section The House of Representatives thereupon determined
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
in this Legislature. 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
in this Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and .
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Griffin of Osceola- By Mr. Griffin of Osceola-
H. B. No. 34- A bill to be entitled An Act H. B. No. 38- A bill to be entitled An Act
relating to the city of St. Cloud, Osceola county; amend- amending chapter 57-981, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
ing section 16, chapter 14377, Laws of Florida, 1929, as section 1-A to change the population classification from










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eleven thousand three hundred seventy through eleven By Mr. Fuqua of Calhoun-
thousand four hundred thirty (11,370-11,430) to seventeen II B. No. 43- A bill to be entitled An ct
thousand five hundred through nineteen thousand four aetn ch ter 25 7 A w ls o Fl o i An A
hundred (17,500-19,400); providing an effective date. amending chapter 25578, Laws of Florida, 1949; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to eight thousand thirty through eight thousand five hundred
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. eighty (8,030-8,580) to seven thousand four hundred
through seven thousand six hundred (7,400-7,600); provid-
By Mr. Griffin of Osceola- ing an effective date.
H. B. No. 39- A bill to be entitled An Act The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
repealing Chapter 21727, 1943, Chapter 20700, 1941, Chap- the Committee on Governmental Reorganization-Loca!.
ter 21738, 1943, Chapter 23036, 1945, Chapter 20609, 1941,
Chapter 23058, 1945, Chapter 21739, 1943, Chapter 15962, By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden-
1933, Chapter 15730, 1931, Chapter 17826, 1937, Chapter No. 44 A bill to be entitle A A
17437, 1935, Chapter 25203, 1949, Chapter 17036, 1935, HB. No. 44- A bill to be entitled An Act
Chapter 17726, 193, Chapter 18038, 1937, Chapter 21060, prescribing the amount and authorizing the compensation
1941, Chapter 14513 192, Chapter 57-947, Chapter 17988, to be paid to the members of the county boards of public
1937, Chapter 18038, 1937, Laws of Florida, insofar as instruction in counties of the state having a population
tyma7 rate to sceol c t o not less than forty thousand (40,000) nor more than orty-
ey may relate to sceoa county. five thousand (45,000) according to the latest official
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill decennial census.
No. 39.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
The House of Representatives thereupon determined the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden-
in this Legislature. H. B. No. 45- A bill to be entitled An Act
And the above bill was read the first time by title and amending chapter 30124, Laws of Florida, 1955; adding
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. section 1-A to change the population classification from
thirty-six thousand four hundred through thirty-eight
By Mr. Griffin of Osceola- thousand (36,400-38,000) to forty thousand through forty-
five thousand (40,000-45,000); providing an effective date.
H. B. No. 40- A bill to be entitled An Act
amending chapter 27052, Laws of Florida, 1951; adding The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
section 1-A to change the population classification from the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
eleven thousand three hundred seventy through eleven By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden-
thousand four hundred thirty (11,370-11,430) to seventeen
thousand five hundred through nineteen thousand four H. B. No. 46- A bill to be entitled An Act
hundred (17,500-19,400); providing an effective date. amending Chapter 15965, Laws of Florida, 1933; adding
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to section 1-A to change the population classification from
he Committee on Governmental Organization-Local twenty-nine thousand six hundred through thirty-one
the Committee on Governmental Organizationlocal. thousand five hundred (29,600-31,500) to forty thousand
By Mr. Hosford of Liberty- through forty-five thousand (40,000-45,000); providing an
effective date.
H. B. No. 41- A bill to be entitled An Act
relating to all counties in the state having a population The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
of not less than three thousand (3,000) nor more than the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
four thousand four hundred (4,400), according to the By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden-
latest federal decennial census, repealing insofar as they
relate to counties having the above population, chapter H. B. No. 47- A bill to be entitled An Act
15754, 1931, chapter 15954, 1933, chapter 17864, 1937, amending Chapter 23069, Laws of Florida, 1945; adding
chapter 17882, 1937, chapter 17410, 1935, and chapter section 1-A to change the population classification from
15661, 1931, Laws of Florida. twenty-nine thousand through thirty-two thousand (29,-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred t 000-32,000) to forty thousand through forty-five thousand
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to (40,000-45,000); providing an effective date.
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
By Mr. Knowles of Manatee- the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
H. B. No. 42- A bill to be entitled An Act By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden-
relating to Manatee county; incorporating and designating
certain described lands as the Westside fire control dis- H. B. No. 48- A bill to be entitled An Act
trict; appointing a board of five (5) commissioners and amending chapter 28345, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding
providing for appointment of successors; prescribing the section 1-A to change the population classification from
powers, duties, scope of authority, liabilities, rules and thirty-six thousand four hundred through thirty-eight
regulations of the board, including the power to levy, thousand (36,400-38,000) to forty thousand through forty-
collect and enforce special assessments and to borrow five thousand (40,000-45,000); providing an effective date.
money; directing the county tax assessor to furnish tax The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
rolls; directing county tax collector to pay over funds the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
collected from the special assessment; authorizing com-
pensation to the tax assessor and tax collector; providing By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden-
for the employment of a fire marshal and prescribing
qualifications for employment; providing for a referen- H. B. No. 49- A bill to be entitled An Act
dum; providing an effective date. repealing chapter 7333, 1917, chapter 15663, 1931, chapter
15797, 1931, chapter 15046, 1931, chapter 15608, 1931,
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered chapter 15947, 1933, chapter 15721, 1931, chapter 14680,
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. 1931 chapter 16894, 1935, chapter 15036, 1931, chapter










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14696, 1931, chapter 14697, 1931, chapter 14698, 1931, five thousand (40,000-45,000); providing an effective date.
chapter 15794, 1931, chapter 26328, 1949, chapter 30501,
1955, chapter 24026, 1947, chapter 26904, 1951, chapter The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
27177, 1951, chapter 20662, 1941, Laws of Florida, insofar the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
as they may relate to Gadsden county. By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden-
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Pill H. B. No. 54- A bill to be entitled An Act
No. 49. amending chapter 59-654, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding
The House of Representatives thereupon determined section 1-A to change the population classification from
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section thirty-six thousand four hundred through thirty-eight
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established thousand (36,400-38,000) to forty thousand through forty-
in this Legislature. five thousand (40,000-45,000); providing an effective date.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden- By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden-
H. B. No. 50- A bill to be entitled An Act H. B. No. 55- A bill to be entitled An Act
repealing chapter 14680, 1931, chapter 15721, 1931, chapter amending Chapter 23029, Laws of Florida, 1945; adding
15947, 1933, chapter 16894, 1935, chapter 15036, 1931, Section 1-A to change the population classification from
chapter 14698, 1931, chapter 14696, 1931, chapter 14697, thirty-one thousand four hundred through thirty-one
1931, chapter 15794, 1931, chapter 59-954, chapter 25134, thousand five hundred (31,400-31,500) to forty thousand
1949, chapter 26577, 1951, chapter 28598, 1953, chapter through forty-five thousand (40,000-45,000); providing an
28599, 1953, chapter 57-623, chapter 9256, 1923, chapter effective date.
13606, 1929, chapter 13605, 1929, chapter 27227, 1951, The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
chapter 27163, 1951, chapter 28353, 1953, chapter 28360, the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
1953, chapter 28445, 1953, chapter 28525, 1953, chapter 59-
841, chapter 28579, 1953, chapter 28728, 1953, chapter By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden-
28751, 1953, chapter 30099, 1955, chapter 30521, 1955, bil to be e d
chapter 31442, 1956, chapter 31432, 1956, chapter 31433, H.B. No. 56- A bill to be entitled An Act
1956, chapter 22649, 1945, chapter 28698, 1953, chapter prescribing the amount and authorizing the compensation
30460, 1955, chapter 30097, 1955, chapter 30341, 1955, to be paid to the members of the board of county com-
chapter 30366, 1955, chapter 31431, 1956, chapter 31427, missioners in counties of the state having a population
1956, chapter 57-571, and chapter 27106, 1951, Laws of of not less than forty thousand (40,000) nor more than
Florida, insofar as they may relate to Gadsden county. forty-five thousand (45,000) according to the latest official
decennial census.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
oo The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden-
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established H. B. No. 57- A bill to be entitled An Act
in this Legislature. amending chapter 27058, Laws of Florida, 1951; adding
And the above bill was read the first time by title and section 1-A to change the population classification from
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. thirty-six thousand four hundred through thirty-seven
thousand (36,400-37,000) to forty thousand through forty-
By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden five thousand (40,000-45,000); providing an effective date.
SB N 1 A bil t b entie An Ac The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
H. B. No. 51- A bill to be entitled An Act the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
amending chapter 28500, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden-
thirty-six thousand four hundred through thirty-seven
thousand (36,400-37,000) to forty thousand through forty- H. B. No. 58- A bill to be entitled An Act
five thousand (40,000-45,000); providing an effective date. amending chapter 26675, Laws of Florida, 1951; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to thirty-six thousand four hundred through thirty-seven
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. thousand (36,400-37,000) to forty thousand through forty-
By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden- five thousand (40,000-45,000); providing an effective date.
H. B. No. 52- A bill to be entitled An Act The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
amending chapter 59-939, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
section 1-A to change the population classification from By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden-
thirty-six thousand four hundred through thirty-eight
thousand (36,400-38,000) to forty thousand through forty- H. B. No. 59- A bill to be entitled An Act
five thousand (40,000-45,000); providing an effective date. amending chapter 25591, Laws of Florida, 1949; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to thirty thousand nine hundred through thirty-one thousand
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. (30,900-31,000) to forty thousand through forty-five thou-
sand (40,000-45,000); providing an effective date.
By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
H. B. No. 53- A bill to be entitled An Act the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
amending chapter 59-940, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden-
section 1-A to change the population classification from
thirty-six thousand four hundred through thirty-eight H. B No. 60- A bill to be entitled An Act
thousand (36,400-38,000) to forty thousand through forty- amending chapter 26648, Laws of Florida, 1951; adding










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section 1-A to change the population classification from The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
thirty-six thousand four hundred through thirty-seven the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
thousand (36,400-37,000) to forty thousand through forty-
five thousand (40,000-45,000); providing an effective date. By Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to H. B. No. 67- A bill to be entitled An Act
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. authorizing the boards of county commissioners of the
counties of this state having a population of not more
By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden- than two thousand eight hundred seventy (2,870), ac-
cording to the latest official decennial census, to use
H. B. No. 61- A bill to be entitled An Act county funds and to furnish, when and as required,
amending chapter 59-821, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding lands, easements, rights-of-way and spoil disposal areas,
section 1-A to change the population classification from in connection with projects for establishing, improving
thirty-six thousand four hundred through thirty-eight or expanding public navigation facilities in their coun-
thousand (36,400-38,000) to forty thousand through forty- ties, by the United States or any of its agencies, and in
five thousand (40,000-45,000); providing an effective date. providing and maintaining, without cost to the United
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to States, adequate public mooring facilities and utilities,
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. including landings with suitable supply facilities, open
to all on equal terms.
By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden---
By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of GadsdenThe bill was read the first time by title and referred to
H. B. No. 62- A bill to be entitled An Act the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
amending chapter 26589, Laws of Florida, 1951; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from By Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist-
thirty-six thousand four hundred through thirty-seven H. B. No. 68 A bill to be entitled An Act
thousand one hundred (36,400-37,100) to forty thousand relating to sheriffs in all counties of the state which now
through forty-five thousand (40,000-45,000); providing an have or may hereafter have a population of not more
effective date. than two thousand eight hundred seventy (2,870) ac-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to cording to the last official decennial census; fixing and
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. providing for the salaries and other expenses of operation
of said sheriffs' offices; requiring that all fees, commis-
By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden- sions and perquisites be accounted for and paid into the
H. B. No. 63- A bill to be entitled An Act county general fund of said counties.
amending Chapter 16294, Laws of Florida, 1933; adding The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
Section 1-A to change the population classification from the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
twenty-nine thousand eight hundred through thirty thou-
sand (29,800-30,000) to forty thousand through forty-five By Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist-
thousand (40,000-45,000); providing an effective date. H. B. No. 69- A bill to be entitled An Act
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to amending chapter 30477, Laws of Florida, 1955; adding
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. section 1-A to change the population classification from
three thousand four hundred seventy-five through three
By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden- thousand eight hundred (3,475-3,800) to not more than
two thousand eight hundred seventy (2,870); providing an
H. B. No. 64- A bill to be entitled An Act effective date.
mending chapter 57-2029, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
thirty-five thousand through thirty-six thousand four hun- the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
dred (35,000-36,400) to forty thousand through forty-five
thousand (40,000-45,000); providing an effective date. By Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to H. B. No. 70- A bill to be entitled An Act
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. amending chapter 28590, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
By Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist_ three thousand four hundred seventy through three thou-
sand nine hundred (3,470-3,900) to not more than two
IH. B. No. 65- A bill to be entitled An Act thousand eight hundred seventy (2,870); providing an
authorizing the boards of county commissioners and the effective date.
boards of public instruction in all counties having a pop- The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
ulation of not more than two thousand eight hundred the Committee on Governmental OrganizationLocal
seventy (2,870), according to the latest official decennial the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
census, to enter into contracts for group insurance for By Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist-
certain employees of the county; to provide for contribu-
tions by such employees in payment of premiums on such H. B. No. 71- A bill to be entitled An Act
insurance; and fixing an effective date. amending chapter 57-1026, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to three thousand four hundred sixty through three thousand
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. nine hundred (3,460-3,900) to not more than two thousand
eight hundred seventy (2,870); providing an effective date.
By Messrs. Inman and Arrington of Gadsden--
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
H. B. No. 66 A bill to be entitled An Act the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
amending Chapter 22722, Laws of Florida, 1945, adding
Section 1-A to change the population classification from By Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist-
thirty-one thousand four hundred through thirty-one H. B. No. 72- A bill to be entitled An Act
thousand five hundred (31,400-31,500) to forty thousand amending chapter 27117, Laws of Florida, 1951; adding
through forty-five thousand (40,000-45,000); providing section 1-A to change the population classification from
an effective date. three thousand four hundred seventy-five through three










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thousand eight hundred (3,475-3,800) to not more than lands county, to be known as "The Highlands county hos-
two thousand eight hundred seventy (2,870); providing pital district"; fixing and prescribing boundaries of dis-
an effective date. trict; providing for governing and administration of
same providing and defining powers and purposes of dis-
The bill was readhe e first time by title and referred to trict and board of commissioners thereof; authorizing
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. board to establish, contract, lease, operate and maintain
By Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist_ any hospital established and constructed by board in
district; authorizing and providing for issuance and sale
H. B. No. 73- A bill to be entitled An Act of district bonds; authorizing board to borrow money on
amending chapter 57-626, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding note of district; authorizing and providing for levy and
section 1-A to change the population classification from collection of taxes for payment of bonds and notes and
three thousand four hundred seventy-five through three interest thereon; authorizing and providing for levy and
thousand six hundred (3,475-3,600) to not more than two collection of additional taxes for repair and maintenance
thousand eight hundred seventy (2,870); providing an of hospital; providing for condemnation of property under
effective date. right of eminent domain; providing powers and duties of
e bl ws r t f t b t a r t board; authorizing establishment of hospital staff and
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to nursing school; providing a referendum.
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
By Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist- ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
H. B. No. 74- A bill to be entitled An Act By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
requiring the board of county commissioners and the
board of public instruction of all counties in this state H. B. No. 78- A bill to be entitled An Act
having a population of not more than two thousand eight amending Chapter 57-982, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
hundred seventy (2,870), according to the latest official section 1-A to change the population classification from
decennial census, to publish monthly statements of their thirteen thousand six hundred through thirteen thousand
proceedings, including itemized statements of receipts and seven hundred (13,600-13,700) to twenty thousand five
disbursements of all moneys received and distributed, in hundred through twenty-three thousand (20,500-23,000);
a newspaper of general circulation published in each such providing an effective date.
county; providing for the cost of said publication; pro-
vidingty; providingenalty for violate cost of said publication; pro- The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
Sp the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
By Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist H. B. No. 79- A bill to be entitled An Act
amending chapter 59-973, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding
H. B. No. 75- A bill to be entitled An Act section 1-A to change the population classification from
to set or limit compensation of certain county officials in one hundred forty thousand through two hundred fifty
counties with not more than two thousand eight hundred thousand (140,000-250,000) to two hundred ten thousand
seventy (2,870) inhabitants, according to the latest official through two hundred forty thousand (210,000-240,000);
decennial census; requiring the forfeiture of certain fees providing an effective date.
and commissions; providing for payment of clerical ex-
penses of certain officials by board of county commis- The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
sioners. the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. H. B. No. 80- A bill to be entitled An Act
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands_ abolishing the city of Avon Park police officers' retirement
fund and providing for the distribution of such fund.
H. B. No. 76- A bill to be entitled An Act
creating and incorporating a special tax district in High- Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
lands county to be known as the Central and Southern No. 80.
Highlands county hospital district; fixing and prescribing The House of Representatives thereupon determined
boundaries of district; providing for governing and ad- that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
ministration of same; providing and defining powers and 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
purposes of district and board of commissioners thereof; in this Legislature.
authorizing board to establish, contract, operate, lease and
maintain any hospital or clinic established and con- And the above bill was read the first time by title and
structed by board in district; authorizing and providing ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
for issuance and sale of district bonds; authorizing board
to borrow money on note of district; authorizing and pro- By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
viding for levy and collection of taxes for payment of H. B. No. 81- A bill to be entitled An Act
said bonds and notes and interest thereon; authorizing empowering the governing body of any municipality in
and providing for levy and collection of additional taxes each county of the state having a population of not less
for repair and maintenance of hospital; providing for than twenty thousand five hundred (20,500) nor more
condemnation of property under right of eminent domain; than twenty-three thousand (23,000) according to the
authorizing and providing generally powers and duties latest official decennial census to appoint the county tax
of board; authorizing establishment of hospital staff and assessor and county tax collector of such county to act
nursing school; providing a referendum. as the assessor and collector for such municipality; pre-
And the above bill was read the first time by title and scribing the method of appointment, duties and powers
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. necessary to carry out the provisions of this act.
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-- The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
H. B. No. 77- A bill to be entitled An Act By Mr. Livingston of Highlands-
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H. B. No. 82- A bill to be entitled An Act bay and the Gulf of Mexico within three (3) nautical
relating to each county in the state having a population miles of the coast of Franklin county; providing a penalty;
of not less than twenty thousand five hundred (20,500) providing an effective date.
nor more than twenty-three thousand (23,000) according
to the latest official decennial census; providing the Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
county commissioners of such counties with authority No. 88.
to regulate the location of junk yards; providing an The House of Representatives thereupon determined
effective date. that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. in this Legislature.
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands_ And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
H. B. No. 83- A bill to be entitled An Act
amending chapter 59-644, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding By Mr. Nash of Franklin-
section 1-A to change the population classification from H. B. No. 89- A bill to be entitled An Act
thirteen thousand through thirteen thousand eight relating to the George E. Weems Memorial Hospital in
hundred (13,000-13,800) to twenty thousand five hundred Franklin county; authorizing the creation of a bank ac-
through twenty-three thousand (20,500-23,000); providing count for reimbursement of patients by check for over-
an effective date. payments and setting limits of said account; authorizing
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the superintendent of said hospital to sign checks on said
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. account and providing for bond of said superintendent;
providing effective date.
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands- .
By Mr. Livingston of HighlandsProof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
H. B. No. 84- A bill to be entitled An Act No. 89.
amending chapter 26672, Laws of Florida, 1951; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from The House of Representatives thereupon determined
twelve thousand nine hundred through thirteen thousand that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
nine hundred (12,900-13,900) to twenty thousand five 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
hundred through twenty-three thousand (20,500-23,000); in this Legislature.
providing an effective date. And the above bill was read the first time by title and
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. By Mr. Nash of Franklin-
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands- H. B. No. 90- A bill to be entitled An Act
H. B. No. 85- A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the number of undersized oysters in any one
amending chapter 57-624, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding boat load or cargo taken in Franklin county; amending
section 1-A to change the population classification from Section 5 of Chapter 18540, Laws of Florida, 1937; pro-
thirteen thousand six hundred thirty through thirteen viding that the number of undersized oysters in any one
thousand seven hundred fifty (13,630-13,750) to twenty boat load or cargo allowed by law shall be increased from
thousand five hundred through twenty-three thousand ten (10) per hundred (100) to twenty-five (25) per hun-
(20,500-23,000); providing an effective date. dred (100).
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. No. 90.
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands- The House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
H. B. No. 86- A bill to be entitled An Act 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
amending chapter 59-840, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding in this Legislature.
section 1-A to change the population classification from
thirteen thousand through thirteen thousand eight And the above bill was read the first time by title and
hundred (13,000-13,800) to twenty thousand five hundred ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
through twenty-three thousand (20,500-23,000); providing By Mr. Nash of Franklin-
an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to ae toer La l to e entitle An a
h section 1-A to change the population classification from
By Mr. Livingston of Highlands- five thousand five hundred through six thousand (5,500-
6,000) to six thousand five hundred through six thousand
H. B. No. 87- A bill to be entitled An Act six hundred (6,500-6,600); providing an effective date.
amending chapter 57-1061, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from The bill was read the first time by title and referred
one hundred forty thousand through two hundred fifty to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
thousand (140,000-250,000) to two hundred ten thousand By Mr. Nash of Franklin-
through two hundred forty thousand (210,000-240,000);
providing an effective date. H. B. No. 92- A bill to be entitled An Act
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to relating to Franklin county; abolishing justice of the
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. peace districts; providing for a referendum; providing
an effective date.
By Mr. Nash of Franklin-
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered
H. B. No. 88- A bill to be entitled An Act placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
relating to Franklin county; prohibiting the taking of
shrimp at nighttime during certain periods in Apalachicola By Mr. Nash of Franklin-










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H. B. No. 93- A bill to be entitled An Act By Mr. Nash of Franklin-
relating to the George E. Weems Memorial Hospital in H.B. 98 A bill to be entitled An Act
Franklin county; authorizing the creation of a bank ac- amending chapter 57-865, Laws of F lorida, 1957; a ct
count for payment of employee salaries for said hospital; amending chapter 57-865, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
authorizing the superintendent of said hospital to sign section 1-A to change the population classification from
authorizing the superintendent of said hospital to sign five thousand eight hundred through six thousand (5,800-
checks on said account and providing for bond of said 6,00five) to six thousand five hundred through six thousand (5,800-
superintendent; providing an effective date. six hundred (6,500-6,600); providing an effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill The bill was read the first time by title and referred
No. 93. The bill was read the first time by title and refi
to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined Fr lin
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section By Mr. Nash of Franklin-
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established H. B. No. 99- A bill to be entitled An Act
in this Legislature. relating to the compensation of superintendent of public
And the above bill was read the first time by title and instruction in counties in the state having a population
And the above bill was read the first time by title and of not less than six thousand five hundred (6,500) nor
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. more than six thousand six hundred (6,600) according to
By Mr. Nash of Franklin_ the latest official decennial census.
H. B. No. 94- A bill to be entitled An Act The bill was read the first time by title and referred
relating to regulation of shrimp in all counties in the to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
state having a population of not less than six thousand By Mr. Nash of Franklin-
five hundred (6,500) nor more than six thousand six hun-
dred (6,600) according to the latest official decennial H. B. No. 100- A bill to be entitled An Act
census; providing for public notification of shrimp regu- fixing the compensation of the county assessor of taxes
lation; providing penalty for violations; providing an ef- and the county tax collector in counties of the state having
fective date. a population of not more than six thousand six hundred
(6,600) nor less than six thousand five hundred (6,500),
The bill was read the first time by title and referred according to the latest official decennial census.
to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred
By Mr. Nash of Franklin- to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
H. B. No. 95- A bill to be entitled An Act By Mr. Nash of Franklin-
relating to regulating of taking shrimp in Franklin
county; prohibiting the taking of shrimp within three (3) H. B. No. 101- A bill to be entitled An Act
nautical miles of the coast of Franklin county during cer- amending chapter 59-823, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding
tain periods; providing a penalty; repealing chapter 59- section 1-A to change the population classification from
1023, Laws of Florida; providing an effective date. five thousand five hundred through six thousand (5,500-
Proof of Publication of notice attached to Hose Bi 6,000) to six thousand five hundred through six thousand
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill six hundred (6,500-6,600); providing an effective date.
No. 95.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined The bill was read the first time by title and referred
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established By Mr. Saunders of Clay-
in this Legislature.
H. B. No. 102- A bill to be entitled An Act
And the above bill as read the first time by title and amending chapter 57-2013, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
referred to the Committee on Salt Water Conservation. section 1-A to change the population classification from
By Mr. Nash of Franklin- fourteen thousand three hundred through fourteen thou-
H. B. No. 96- A bill to be entitled An Act sand seven hundred (14,300-14,700) to nineteen thousand
relating to Franklin county; providingfor allocation of two hundred through twenty thousand (19,200-20,000);
race track funds received by said county pursuant to providing an effective date.
chapter 550, Florida Statutes; providing for an effective The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
date. the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill By Mr. Roberts of Palm Beach-
No. 96.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined H. B. No. 103- A bill to be entitled An Act
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section establishing a magistrate court in western Palm Beach
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established county; providing for the appointment and election of a
judge and fixing his compensation and term of office; pro-
in this Legislature. viding for the powers and jurisdiction of said court;
And the above bill was read the first time by title and providing quarters for said court and the furnishing of
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. certain expenses by the county commission; providing for
"By Mr. Nash of Franklin- process, records, clerk and rules of procedure; and pro-
viding effective date of the act.
H. B. No. 97- A bill to be entitled An Act .
amending chapter 57-549, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
section 1-A to change the population classification from No. 103
five thousand eight hundred through five thousand nine The House of Representatives thereupon determined
hundred (5,800-5,900) to six thousand five hundred that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
through six thousand six hundred (6,500-6,600); providing 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
an effective date. in this Legislature.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred And the above bill was read the first time by title and
to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.










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By Mr. Saunders of Clay- county; providing that members be elected; providing for
the monthly salary of the members of the Florida Keys
H. B. No. 104- A bill to be entitled An Act aqueduct commission; providing for a referendum.
amending chapter 28600, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
fourteen thousand two hundred through fourteen thou- on the Calendar of Local Bills.
sand seven hundred (14,200-14,700) to nineteen thousand
two hundred through twenty thousand (19,200-20,000); By Mr. Smith of DeSoto-
providing an effective date. H. B. No. 110- A bill to be entitled An Act
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to amending chapter 27046, laws of Florida, 1951; adding
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. section 1-A to change the population classification from
nine thousand through nine thousand five hundred (9,000-
By Mr. Saunders of Clay- 9,500) to eleven thousand three hundred through eleven
thousand eight hundred (11,300-11,800); providing an
H. B. No. 105- A bill to be entitled An Act effective date.
amending chapter 57-1000, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
fourteen thousand three hundred through fourteen thou- the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
sand seven hundred (14,300-14,700) to nineteen thousand
two hundred through twenty thousand (19,200-20,000); By Mr. Smith of DeSoto-
providing an effective date. H. B. No. 111- A bill to be entitled An Act
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to amending chapter 28486, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. section 1-A to change the population classification from
nine thousand through ten thousand (9,000-10,000) to
By Mr. Saunders of Clay- eleven thousand three hundred through eleven thousand
eight hundred (11,300-11,800); providing an effective
H. B. No. 106- A bill to be entitled An Act date.
amending chapter 57-990, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
fourteen thousand three hundred through fourteen the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
thousand seven hundred (14,300-14,700) to nineteen
thousand two hundred through twenty thousand (19,200- By Mr. Smith of DeSoto-
20,000); providing an effective date. H. B. No. 112- A bill to be entitled An Act
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to amending chapter 30138, Laws of Florida, 1955; adding
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. section 1-A to change the population classification from
nine thousand one hundred through nine thousand seven
By Mr. Saunders of Clay- hundred (9,100-9,700) to eleven thousand three hundred
H. B. No. 107- A bill to be entitled An Act through eleven thousand eight hundred (11,300-11,800);
amending chapter 57-2015, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding providing an effective date.
section 1-A to change the population classification from The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
fourteen thousand three hundred through fourteen the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
thousand seven hundred (14,300-14,700) to nineteen
thousand two hundred through twenty thousand (19,200- By Mr. Smith of DeSoto-
20,000); providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to H.B. No. 113- A bil tobe tited An Act
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. relating to DeSoto county; providing for the distribution
of additional dog race track tax funds; appropriating said
By Mr. Saunders of Monroe- funds in proportionate parts of two-thirds (2/) of such
funds to the largest city in said county and one-third (%)
H. B. No. 108- A bill to be entitled An Act to the county board of public instruction; providing for
fixing the salary of the deputy supervisor of registration payment of certain municipal bonds from said funds and
for Monroe county, and providing the fund out of which declaring the same to be for a state and county purpose.
the salary shall be paid; providing effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
No. 108.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established i21 of Arcle the Constitution, has been established
in this Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
And the above bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.

By Mr. Saunders of Monroe- By Mr. Smith of DeSoto-
H. B. No. 114- A bill to be entitled An Act
H. B. No. 109- A bill to be entitled An Act amending chapter 16788, Laws of Florida, 1935; adding
relating to the Florida Keys aqueduct commission; amend- section 1-A to change the population classification from
ing section 1 of chapter 21230, Laws of Florida, Special seven thousand seven hundred through eight thousand
Acts of 1941, as amended by chapter 26039, Laws of (7,700-8,000) to eleven thousand three hundred through
Florida, Special Acts of 1949, as amended by chapter eleven thousand eight hundred (11,300-11,800); providing
57-1589, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1957; providing an effective date.
that the said Florida Keys aqueduct commission shall con-
sist of five (5) members; providing that members of said The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
commission be qualified registered electors of Monroe the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.










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By Mr. Smith of DeSoto- section 1-A to change the population classification from
twenty-four thousand through twenty-five thousand
H. B. No. 115- A bill to be entitled An Act (24,000-25,000) to thirty thousand through thirty-two
relating to DeSoto county; fixing the annual salary of thousand (30,000-32,000); providing an effective date.
the superintendent of public instruction of said county;
providing an effective date. The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
No. 115. By Mr. Smith of DeSoto-
The House of Representatives thereupon determined H. B. No. 121- A bill to be entitled An Act
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section relating to the city of Arcadia, DeSoto county; amending
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established section 1, chapter 16308, Laws of Florida, 1933, by pro-
in this Legislature. viding for the imposition of a license tax by the city of
Arcadia upon occupations, businesses and professions en-
And the above bill was read the first time by title and gaged in within its corporate limits; providing for a
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. referendum.
By Mr. Smith of DeSoto- The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
H. B. No. 116- A bill to be entitled An Act on the Calendar of Local Bills.
amending chapter 30462, Laws of Florida, 1955; adding By Messrs. Usina and Craig of St. Johns-
section 1-A to change the population classification from
nine thousand through ten thousand (9,000-10,000) to H. B. No. 122- A bill to be entitled An Act
eleven thousand three hundred through eleven thousand amending chapter 28763, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding
eight hundred (11,300-11,800); providing an effective section 1-A to change the population classification from
date. twenty-four thousand through twenty-six thousand (24,-
000-26,000) to thirty thousand through thirty-two thou-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to sand (30,000-32,000); providing an effective date.
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
By Mr. Smith of DeSoto- the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
H. B. No. 117- A bill to be entitled An Act By Messrs. Usina and Craig of St. Johns-
relating to the city of Arcadia, DeSoto county, amending
section 21 of chapter 5080, Laws of Florida, 1901, as H. B. No. 123- A bill to be entitled An Act
amended by article IV of the amended charter of said city amending chapter 25516, Laws of Florida, 1949; adding
recorded in the office of the secretary of state in munici- section 1-A to change the population classification from
pal charter book I, pages 387-392; providing for a refer- twenty thousand through twenty-three thousand (20,000-
endum. 23,000) to thirty thousand through thirty-two thousand
(30,000-32,000); providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
By Mr. Smith of DeSoto-
By Messrs. Usina and Craig of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 118- A bill to be entitled An Act
relating to the city of Arcadia, DeSoto county; amending H. B. No. 124- A bill to be entitled An Act
the amended charter of the city of Arcadia, adopted May providing that no part of the taxes levied for road and
10, 1921, by creating Article IIIA authorizing the city bridge purposes under authority of section 336.59, Florida
council to fix the compensation of all city officers and Statutes, shall be turned over to any cities or towns in
employees; repealing conflicting provisions of Chapter any county of the state having a population of not less
5080, Laws of Florida, 1901, and of the said amended than thirty thousand (30,000) and not more than thirty-
Chapter of 1921; providing for a referendum. two thousand (32,000) according to the latest official de-
cennial census.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar of Local Bills. The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
By Mr. Smith of DeSoto the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
H. B. No. 119- A bill to be entitled An Act By Messrs. Usina and Craig of St. Johns-
abolishing the Arcadia drainage district of DeSoto coun- H.B. No. 125- A bill to be entitled An Act
ty; providing for the cancellation of outstanding tax cer- amending chapter 26366, Laws of Florida, 1949; adding
tificates of the district and repealing chapter 6999, Laws amending chapter 26366, Laws of Florida, 1949; adding
of Florida, 1915, chapters 7459 and 7460, Laws of Florida, section 1-A to change the population classification from
1917. twenty thousand through twenty-three thousand (20,000-
23,000) to thirty thousand through thirty-two thousand
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill (30,000-32,000); providing an effective date.
No. 119
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
The House of Representatives thereupon determined the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established By Messrs. Usina and Craig of St. Johns-
in this Legislature.
H. B. No. 126- A bill to be entitled An Act
And the above bill was read the first time by title and amending chapter 57-2003, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. section 1-A to change the population classification from
By Messrs. Usina and Craig of St. Johns- twenty-three thousand six hundred seventy-five through
twenty-six thousand five hundred (23,675-26,500) to thirty
H. B. No. 120- A bill to be entitled An Act thousand through thirty-two thousand (30,000-32,000);
amending chapter 28841, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding providing an effective date.










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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to H. B. No. 132- A bill to be entitled An Act
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. relating to Flagler county; prohibiting the catching or
taking of shrimp, prawn, menhaden or other fish with
By Messrs. Usina and Craig of St. Johns- dragnets, haul seines or other devices from within cer-
H. B. No. 127- A bill to be entitled An Act tain areas of Flagler county; providing a penalty.
amending chapter 30112, Laws of Florida, 1955; adding Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
section 1-A to change the population classification from No. 132.
twenty-four thousand through twenty-six thousand (24,-
000-26,000) to thirty thousand through thirty-two thou- The House of Representatives thereupon determined
sand (30,000-32,000); providing an effective date. that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to in this Legislature.
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
By Messrs. Usina and Craig of St. Johns- referred to the Committee on Salt Water Conservation.
H. B. No. 128- A bill to be entitled An Act By Mr. Wadsworth of Flagler-
to fix and prescribe the trial jurisdiction of justices of
the peace in counties having a population of not less than H. B. No. 133- A bill to be entitled An Act
thirty thousand (30,000) and not more than thirty-two amending chapter 57-437, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
thousand (32,000) according to the latest official decen- section 1-A to change the population classification from
nial census to try and determine misdemeanors in their three thousand two hundred through three thousand four
respective districts, hundred (3,200-3,400) to four thousand five hundred fifty-
five through four thousand six hundred (4,555-4,600);
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to providing an effective date.
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
By Messrs. Usina and Craig of St. Johns- the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
H. B. No. 129- A bill to be entitled An Act By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson -
amending chapter 57-893, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from H. B. No. 134 A bill to be entitled An Act
twenty-four thousand through twenty-six thousand (;4,- amending chapter 27204, laws of Florida, 1951; adding
000-26,000) to thirty thousand through thirty-two thou- section 1-A to change the population classification from
sand (30,000-32,000); providing an effective date. thirty-one thousand through thirty-four thousand six hun-
dred seventy-five (31,000-34,675) to thirty-six thousand
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to through thirty-six thousand seven hundred (36,000-
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. 36,700); providing an effective date.
By Messrs. Usina and Craig of St. Johns- The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
H. B. No. 130- A bill to be entitled An Act the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
H. B. No. 130- A bill to be entitled An Act
amending chapter 59-1026, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding By Mr. Wadsworth of Flagler-
section 1-A to change the population classification from H. B. No. 135- A bill to be entitled A A
twenty-four thousand through twenty-six thousand (24,- H.B. No. 135 A bill to be entitled An Act
000-26,000) to thirty thousand through thirty-two thou- relating to Flagler County; creating a commission to col-
sand (30,000-32,000); providing an effective date. lect and preserve certain historical material; providing
Sthe method of selection, membership, term of office, meet-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to ings and duties of said commission; providing for pay-
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. ment of expenses of said commission and securing of
suitable space to house historical materials.
By Mr. Wadsworth of Flagler- ,
By Mr. Wadsworth of FlaglerProof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
H. B. No. 131- A bill to be entitled An Act No. 135.
relating to Flagler county; providing for distribution of The House of Representatives thereupon determined
fourteen thousand dollars ($14,000.00) per annum of race that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
track and jai alai taxes to the municipalities of Bunnell 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
and Flagler Beach, Flagler county; providing the pur- in this Legislature.
poses for which said moneys shall be used; providing
that the county commissioners of Flagler county may, at And the above bill was read the first time by title and
their discretion, spend not less than three thousand ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
dollars ($3,000.00) per annum in each community; provid-
ing for the establishment of a recreational advisory board By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson -
and providing for its members; providing that this act H. B. No. 136- A bill to be entitled An Act
shall not be in conflict with chapter 30130, Laws of Flor- amending chapter 57-1072, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
ida, 1955; and providing for a referendum. section 1-A to change the population classification from
one hundred eighteen thousand (118,000) to one hundred
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill forty-two thousand (142,000); providing an effective date.
No. 131.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
The House of Representatives thereupon determined the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson -
in this Legislature.
H. B. No. 137- A bill to be entitled An Act
And the above bill was read the first time by title and amending chapter 27112, Laws of Florida, 1951; adding
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. section 1-A to change the population classification from
thirty-one thousand through thirty-four thousand six
By Mr. Wadsworth of Flagler- hundred seventy-five (31,000-34,675) to thirty-six thou-










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sand through thirty-six thousand seven hundred (36,000- The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
36,700); providing an effective date. the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson-
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. H.B. No. 143 A bill to be entitled A Act
By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson amending chapter 57-1046, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
H. B. No. 138- A bill to be entitled An Act thirty thousand through thirty-four thousand seven hun-
amending chapter 59-713, laws of Florida, 1959; adding dred (30,000-34,700) to thirty-six thousand through
section 1-A to change the population classification from thirty-six thousand seven hundred (36,000-36,700); pro-
thirty thousand through thirty-four thousand seven viding an effective date.
hundred (30,000-34,700) to thirty-six thousand through
thirty six thousand seven hundred (36,000-36,700); pro- The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
viding an effective date. the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson-
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. A i ni
H. B. No. 144- A bill to be entitled An Act
By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson amending chapter 57-555, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
H. B. No. 139- A bill to be entitled An Act thirty-four thousand through thirty-four thousand seven
repealing chapter 27025, 1951, chapter 57-725, chapter hundred (34,000-34,700) to thirty-six thousand through
28385, 1953, chapter 28709, 1953, chapter 30079, 1953, thirty-six thousand seven hundred (36,000-36,700); pro-
chapter 30183, 1955, chapter 57-529, chapter 57-950, viding an effective date.
chapter 57-952, chapter 57-2029, chapter 57-951, chapter
57-978, chapter 57-949, chapter 59-791, chapter 59-568, The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
chapter 59-836, chapter 59-611, chapter 15947, 1933, chap- the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
ter 16236, 1933, chapter 15721, 1931, chapter 14680, 1931,
chapter 16894, 1935, chapter 15033, 1931, chapter 14696, By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson-
1931, chapter 14697, 1931, chapter 14698, 1931, chapter H. B. No. 145- A bill to be entitled An Act
15794, 1931, chapter 16128, 1933, chapter 26328, 1949, amending chapter 28682, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding
chapter 30501, 1955, chapter 25553, 1949, chapter 24026, section 1-A to change the population classification from
1947, chapter 28713, 1953, and chapter 19471, 1939, Laws thirty-one thousand through thirty-four thousand six hun-
of Florida, insofar as they may relate to Jackson county, dred seventy-five (31,000-34,675) to thirty-six thousand
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill through thirty six thousand seven hundred (36,000-
No. 139. 36,700); providing an effective date.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson-
in this Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and H. B. No. 146- A bill to be entitled An Act
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. amending chapter 31430, laws of Florida, 1956; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson thirty thousand through thirty-four thousand seven hun-
H. B. No. 140 A bill to be entitled A Act dred (30,000- 34,700) to thirty- six thousand through
H. B. No. 140- A bill to be entitled An Act thirty-six thousand seven hundred (36,000-36,700); pro-
amending chapter 57-1068, laws of Florida, 1957; adding thirix t nn ffty t iv e dat(3
section 1-A to change the population classification from voiding an effective date.
thirty thousand through thirty-four thousand seven hun- The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
dred (30,000-34,700) to thirty-six thousand through thirty- the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
six thousand seven hundred (36,000-36,700); providing an
effective date. By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to H. B. No. 147- A bill to be entitled An Act
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. amending chapter 27115, laws of Florida, 1951; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson thirty-one thousand through thirty-four thousand six hun-
dred seventy-five (31,000-34,675) to thirty-six thousand
H. B. No. 141- A bill to be entitled An Act through thirty-six thousand seven hundred (36,000-36,700) ;
amending chapter 27177, Laws of Florida, 1951; adding providing an effective date.
section 1-A to change the population classification from
one hundred sixteen thousand (116,000) to one hundred The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
forty-two thousand (142,000); providing an effective date. the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson-
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
H. B. No. 148- A bill to be entitled An Act
By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson amending chapter 57-554, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
H. B. No. 142- A bill to be entitled An Act thirty-four thousand through thirty-four thousand seven
amending chapter 59-758, laws of Florida, 1959; adding hundred (34,000-34,700) to thirty-six thousand through
section 1-A to change the population classification from thirty-six thousand seven hundred (36,000-36,700) ; pro-
thirty thousand through thirty-four thousand seven hun- viding an effective date.
dred (30,000 34,700) to thirty- six thousand through
thirty-six thousand seven hundred (36,000-36,700) ; pro- The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
viding an effective date. the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.










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By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson- ter 29446 being the act creating the city of Plantation,
Broward county, Florida), as amended, the present
H. B. No. 149- A bill to be entitled An Act amendment to provide for the regulation and control of
relating to the board of county commissioners of Jackson the construction, building or establishment of docks,
county, Florida; authorizing said board to pay certain wharves, bulkheads, seawalls, boat basins and prome-
moneys to Jackson county port authority; declaring the nades; and to own and acquire same by purchase, emin-
same to be for a county purpose and providing an effective ent domain, or any other lawful manner; to provide for
"date. the construction or repair of sidewalks, bulkheads, sea-
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill walls and promenades by abutting property owners; and
No. 149. to provide that the cost of the construction, building,
establishment or repair of bulkheads and seawalls shall
The House of Representatives thereupon determined be paid for by the property owners benefited thereby by
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section assessing the cost of same against abutting property
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established owners, and said assessments shall remain liens upon
in this Legislature. lands against which assessed until paid, in accordance
with the procedure as set forth by section 58 of the char-
And the above bill was read the first time by title and ter of the city of Plantation.
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson-- No. 153.
H. B. No. 150- A bill to be entitled An Act The House of Representatives thereupon determined
creating the Chipola dormitory authority in Jackson that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
county; providing for the appointment of members of the 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
authority and its powers and duties; prescribing the in this Legislature.
method of financing improvements.
Prof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill And the above bill was read the first time by title and
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
No. 150.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined By Messrs. Ryan and Allsworth of Broward-
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section H. B. No. 154- A bill to be entitled An Act
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established to amend chapter 29446, special acts of 1953 (said chap-
in this Legislature. ter 29446 being the act creating the city of Planta-
And the above bill was read the first time by title and tion, Broward county, Florida), as amended, section 47,
ord e aboe b e the irst i by title and to provide that the city treasurer shall be appointed from
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. among members of the city council by the mayor, with the
By Messrs. Williams and Sims of Jackson- approval of the city council; and providing that said
city treasurer shall be the custodian of all the moneys of
H. B. No. 151- A bill to be entitled An Act the city, and shall keep and preserve the same in such
relating to Jackson county; authorizing the board of coun- manner and in such place, or places, as shall be deter-
ty commissioners of Jackson county to expend money for mined by the city council.
the care and maintenance of any part or all of Graham
air base, and to develop, improve, own, lease or otherwise Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
utilize Graham air base, Jackson county. No. 154.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill The House of Representatives thereupon determined
No. 151. that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
The House of Representatives thereupon determined in this Legislature.
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established And the above bill was read the first time by title and
in this Legislature. ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and By Messrs. Ryan and Allsworth of Broward-
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. H. B. No. 155- A bill to be entitled An Act
By Messrs. Roberts and Thomas of Palm Beach, Pruitt to amend chapter 29446, special acts of 1953 (said chap-
of Brevard, Walker of Collier, Reedy of Lake, Allsworth ter 29446 being the act creating the city of Plantation,
and Ryan of Broward, Strickland of Citrus, Hollahan, Eld- Broward county, Florida), as amended, to provide for the
redge and Matthews of Dade, Smith of DeSoto, Mathews regulation and control of the use and occupancy of all
of Duval, Inman of Gadsden, Ayers of Hernando, Livings- the waters, waterways, water bottoms, wharves, docks
ton of Highlands, Boyd and Knowles of Manatee, Saunders and piers located in the corporate limits of the city of
of Monroe, Markham of Okeechobee, McClain of Pasco, Plantation, and to impose and enforce adequate penal-
Griffin of Polk and Mrs. Johnson of Orange- ties for violations of such regulations.
H. B. No. 152- A bill to be entitled An Act Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
relating to intangible tax; amending subsections (1) and No. 155.
(2) of section 199.11, Florida Statutes, decreasing the The House of Representatives thereupon determined
intangible tax on class A and B intangible personal prop- that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
erty; and providing an effective date. 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to in this Legislature.
the Committees on Appropriations and Finances and And the above bill was read the first time by title and
Taxation. ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Ryan and Allsworth of Broward- By Messrs. Ryan and Allsworth of Broward-
H. B. No. 153- A bill to be entitled An Act H. B. No. 156- A bill to be entitled An Act
to amend chapter 29446, special acts of 1953 (said chap- to amend chapter 29446, special acts of 1953 (said chap-










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ter 29446 being the act creating the city of Plantation, Chairman; Anderson, George H.; Arrington, C. Fred;
Broward county, Florida), as amended, the present Ayers, John L.; Eldredge, David C.; Frederick, Gordon V.;
amendment relating to and having as its purpose the ad- Karl, Frederick B.; Liles, Woodie A.; Mitchell, Richard
edition to, consolidation, establishment, confirmation and 0.; Reedy, William H.; Roberts, C. A.; Rowell, E. C.;
definite delineation of the present boundaries of the city Scott, W. R.; Smith, S. C.; Stallings, George B., Jr.; Stone,
of Plantation, Broward county, Florida; and the present George G.; Strickland, Allison R.; Turlington, Ralph D.;
amendment further providing that the city of Plantation Williams, Robert; Wise, James H.
shall have the right and power to extend its corporate
boundaries in accordance with the procedure provided by GROUP VII
the applicable general statutes of the state of Florida, as ATOMIC ENERGY (10)
they now exist or as the same may from time to time be
amended. Ayers, John L., Chairman; Loeffler, Douglas J., Vice
Chairman; Frederick, Gordon V.; Hollahan, George L., Jr.;
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill Nelson, G. M.; Peavy, Otis R.; Riddle, E. Bert; Smith, Ru-
No. 156. pert J.; Turlington, Ralph D.; Westberry, Harry W.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined GROUP I
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established BANKS & LOANS (15)
in this Legislature. O'Neill, William G., Chairman; Ayers, John L., Vice
And the above bill was read the first time by title and Chairman; Boyd, Wilbur H.; Costin, Cecil G., Jr.; Craig,
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. A. H.; Hosford, R. L.; Markham, W. Allen; McAlpin, J. W.;
McDonald, Leon N.; Papy, Bernie; Roberts, C. A.; Russ,
By Messrs. Ryan and Allsworth of Broward- Bobby; Ryan, A. J., Jr.; Saunders, S. D.; Westberry,
H. B. No. 157- A bill to be entitled An Act Harry W.
to amend chapter 29446, special acts of 1953 (said chapter GROUP IV
29446 being the act creating the city of Plantation, Brow-
ard county, Florida), as amended, said amendment to pro- CITRUS (8)
vide authority to the city of Plantation to regulate the
use of all recreational facilities; to lease and concession Griffin, Ben Hill, Jr., Chairman; Smith, Rupert J., Vice
any of such recreational facilities, or parts thereof, at Chairman; Ayers, John L.; Bass, Frank; Cleveland, Mack
any time to private persons, corporations or associations N., Jr.; Daniel, Welborn H.; Knowles, Robert E.; McClain,
for public purposes, and to grant or license concessions Joe A.
thereon for the sale of goods, wares and merchandise; GROUP II
to lease from others or to others, including public bodies, G P
any and all recreational facilities for public purposes, CLAIMS (11)
and to enter into contracts with others for the joint opera-
tion of recreational facilities. Frederick, Gordon V., Chairman; Scott, B. J., Vice Chair-
man; Allsworth, Emerson; Bennett, Julian; Griffin, J. J.,
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill Jr.; Loeffler, Douglas J.; Nelson, G. M.; Pruitt, James H.;
No. 157. Sims, J. M.; Smith, Rupert J.; Williams, J. J.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined GROUP V
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established COMMERCE & RECIPROCAL TRADE (11)
in this Legislature. Saunders, S. D., Chairman; Hill, David A., Vice Chair-
And the above bill was read the first time by title and man; Anderson, George H.; Eldredge, David C.; Griffin,
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. J. J., Jr.; Mann, Robert T.; Nelson, G. M.; Riddle, E. Bert;
Mr. Hoe moved that the rules be waived and sub- Roberts, E. S.; Russell, James T.; Thomas, Jerry.
Mr. Horne moved that the rules be waived and sub-
paragraph (1) of House Resolution No. 2, adopted yester- GROUP VI
day, be waived throughout the remainder of the order of
Introduction and Reference of House Bills, Joint Resolu- CONGRESSIONAL APPORTIONMENT (8)
tions, House Resolutions, Concurrent Resolutions, and Daniel, C. Welborn, Chairman; Scott, W. R., Vice Chair-
Memorials. man; Boyd, Wilbur H.; Eldredge, David C.; Lancaster,
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it Howell; McClain, Joe A.; Stone, George G.; Westberry,
was so ordered. Harry W.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the follow- GROUP VI
ing standing committees of the House: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS (16)
GROUP II
AGRICULTURE (19) Livingston, Howard, Chairman; Hollahan, George L., Jr.,
Vice Chairman; Askew, Reubin O'D.; Chaires, Hal; Cleve-
Inman, W. M., Chairman; Liles, Woodie A., Vice Chair- land, Mack N., Jr.; Crews, John J., Jr.; Daniel, C. Welborn;
man; Anderson, George H.; Ayers, John L.; Fagan, Osee Fagan, Osee R.; Home, Mallory E.; Lancaster, Howell;
R.; Fuqua, Don; Griffin, Ben Hill, Jr.; Lancaster, Howell; Mathews, J. E., Jr.; Mattox, Ray; O'Neill, William G.;
Markham, W. Allen; Marshburn, Frank; McAlpin, J. W.; Stallings, George B., Jr.; Wadsworth, William L.; Whitaker,
McDonald, Leon N., Sr.; Peeples, Joe H., Jr.; Reedy, W. Tom, Jr.
H.; Riddle, E. Bert; Rowell, E. C.; Saunders, S. D. (Sam); GROUP IV
Thomas, A. J., Jr.; Williams, J. J.
GROUP III DRAINAGE AND WATER CONSERVATION (17)
APPROPRIATIONS (21) Markham, W. Allen, Chairman; Matthews, Carey, Vice
Chairman; Askins, Tommy H.; Carter, Ralph C.; Eldredge,
Griffin, J. J., Jr., Chairman; Griffin, Ben Hill, Jr., Vice David C.; Frederick, Gordon V.; Hill, David A.; Johnson,










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Mrs. Beth; Loeffler, Douglas; Marshburn, Frank; Miner, GROUP VI
Charles; Peavy, Otis; Peeples, Joe; Riddle, E. Bert;
Reedy, W. H.; Roberts, Emmett S.; Westberry, Harry W. GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION-LOCAL (11)
GROUP I Scott, W. R., Chairman; Pruitt, James H., Vice Chair-
man; Beck, James N.; Costin, Cecil G., Jr.; Eldredge,
EDUCATION-HIGHER LEARNING (19) David C.; Home, Mallory E.; Markham, W. Allen; Ryan,
rri C Fr, irmn; Er A. J., Jr.; Saunders, J. A.; Sims, J. M.; Strickland, A. R.
Arrington, C. Fred, Chairman; Eldredge, David C.,
Vice Chairman; Beck, James N.; Chiles, Lawton M., Jr.; GROUP VI
Cleveland, Mack N., Jr.; Fagan, Osee R.; Fuqua, Don;
Inman, W. M.; Lancaster, Howell; Livingston, Howard; GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION-STATE (10)
Mann, Robert T.; Mathews, J. E., Jr.; Mitchell, Richard O.; Roberts, Emmett, S., Chairman; Bennett, Julian, Vice
Roberts, E. S.; Scott, B. J.; Smith, K.; Smith, S. C.; Chairman; Anderson, George H.; Byrom, William H.;
Wadsworth, William L.; Wise, James H. Griffin, Ben Hill, Jr.; Johnson, Beth; Jones, Leo C.;
GROUP I Mitchell, R. O.; Smith, Rupert Jasen; Turlington, Ralph D.
EDUCATION-PUBLIC SCHOOLS (19) GROUP IV
Karl, Frederick B., Chairman; Stallings, George B., Jr., HOTELS & RESTAURANTS (17)
Vice Chairman; Chaires, Hal; Crews, John J., Jr.; Daniel, Bek, James N., Chairman Saunders, J. A., Vice Chair-
C. Welborn; Griffin, J. J., Jr.; Johnson, Mrs. George W.; ; nBasFrk Co CeiG, Jr;E ick
Jones, Leo C.; Land, H. M.; Mattox, Ray; O'Neill, William man; Bass, Frank; Costin, Cecil G., Jr.; Erickson, Ralph
G.; Reedy, W. H.; Rowell, E. C.; Saunders, S. D. (Sam)" D.; Karl, Frederick B.; Knowles, Ralph E.; Loeffier, Doug-
ot? St ic S'on Gnrd Strcad Allison R. las J.; Matthews, Carey; Nichols, Jack C.; Riddle, E. Bert;
Scott, W. R.; Stone, George G.; StricklandAlison R. Russell, James T.; Scott, Bruce J.; Sims, J. M.; Vocelle,
Whitaker, Tom, Jr.; Williams, R. L. B.; Wadsworth, William L.; Walker, James L.
GROUP I HOUSE ADMINISTRATION (9)
ELECTIONS (21) Russ, Bobby, Chairman; Mitchell, Richard O., Vice
Pruitt, James H., Chairman; Thomas, A. J., Jr., Vice Chairman; Anderson, George H.; Arrington, C. Fred;
Chairman; Alsworth, Emerson; Anderson, George H. Bedenbaugh, F. W. (Shorty); Bennett, Julian; Holley,
Chairman; Allsworth, Emerson; Anderson, George Charles R." Knowles, Robert E ; Nash, Oliver.
Askew, Reubin O'D.; Bass, Frank; Byrom, William H.; Charles R.; Knowles, Robert E.; Nash, Oliver.
Carter, Ralph C.; Griffin, B. H., Jr.; Holley, Charles R.; GROUP VII
Johnson, Mrs. George W.; Knowles, Robert E.; Liles, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT (18)
Woodie A.; Marshburn, Frank; Miner, Charles E.; Peeples,
Joe H., Jr.; Smith, R. J.; Thomas, J.; Turlington, Ralph Costin, Cecil G., Jr., Chairman; Holley, Charles R., Vice
D.; Vocelle, L. B.; Walker, James L. Chairman; Arrington, C. Fred; Askins, T. H.; Beck,
James N.; Erickson, Ralph A.; Hill, David A.; Johnson,
GROUP VIII Beth; Karl, Frederick B.; Liles, Woodie A.; Matthews,
EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS (13) Carey; Pruitt, James H.; Roberts, Emmett S.; Russell,
James T.; Saunders, J. A.; Thomas, Jerry; Vocelle, L. B.;
Askew, Reubin, Chairman; Williams, R., Vice Chairman; Walker, James L.
Allsworth, Emerson; Chaires, Hal; Craig, A. H.; Daniel, GROUP IV
C. Welborn; Fagan, Osee R.; Mathews, J. E., Jr.; McAlpin,
J. W.; Peavy, Otis R.; Saunders, S. D.; Sims, J. M.; Stal- INSURANCE
lings, Geo. B., Jr. Anderson, George H., Chairman; Craig, A. H., Vice-
GROUP III Chairman; Arrington, C. Fred; Boyd, Wilbur H.; Byrom,
William H.; Griffin, J. J., Jr.; Hollahan, George L., Jr.;
FINANCE & TAXATION (21) Jones, Leo C.; Mathews, J. E., Jr.; Pruitt, James H.;
SRoberts, C. A.; Ryan, A. J., Jr.; Scott, W. R.; Thomas,
Sweeney, James H., Jr., Chairman; Johnson, Mrs. Jerry; Turlington, Ralph D.
George W. (Beth), Vice-Chairman; Askew, Reubin O'D.;
Beck, James N.; Boyd, Wilbur H.; Chaires, Hal; Cleve- GROUP III
land, Mack N., Jr.; Fuqua, Don; Hollahan, George L., Jr.; JUDICIARY A
Inman, W. M.; Lancaster, Howell; Livingston, Howard;
Mann, Robert T.; Markham, W. Allen; Marshburn, Frank; Mathews, J. E., Jr., Chairman; Jones, Leo C., Vice-Chair
Mathews, J. E., Jr.; Mattox, Ray; O'Neill, William G.; man; Chiles, Lawton M., Jr.; Daniel, C. Welborn; Fagai.
Papy, Bernie; Roberts, E. S.; Usina, F. Charles, Jr. Osee R.; Frederick, Gordon V.; Karl, Frederick B.; Living
"ston, Howard; McClain, Joe A.; O'Neill, William G.; Saun
GROUP VII ders, J. A.; Scott, W. R.; Stallings, George B., Jr.
FORESTRY (10) GROUP III
Marshburn, Frank, Chairman; Land, H. M., Vice-Chair-
man; Bedenbaugh, F. W.; Carter, Ralph C.; Jones, Leo C.; Cleveland, Mack N., Jr., Chairman; Knowles, Robert E.,
McDonald, Leon N., Sr.; Russ, Bobby; Smith, Ken; Vice Chairman; Bennett, Julian; Crews, John J., Jr.; Hol-
Thomas, A. J., Jr.; Wadsworth, William L. ley, Charles R.; Home, Mallory E.; Mattox, Ray; Mitchell,
Richard O.; Sweeney, James H., Jr.; Thomas, A. J., Jr.;
GROUP VIII Wadsworth, William L.; Whitaker, Tom Jr.
GAME & FRESH WATER FISH (13) GROUP IV
Strickland, Allison R. (Baldy), Chairman; Fuqua, Don, JUDICIARY C
Vice-Chairman; Anderson, George H.; Beck, James N.; Mitchell, Richard 0., Chairman; Stallings, George B.,
Boyd, Wilbur H.; Chiles, Lawton M., Jr.; Home, Mallory Jr., Vice Chairman; Allsworth, Emerson; Bennett, Julian;
E.; Livingston, Howard; Mattox, Ray; Mitchell, Richard Daniel, C. Welborn; Fagan, Osee R.; Livingston, Howard;
0.; Saunders, J. A.; Stone, George G.; Whitaker, Tom, Jr. O'Neill, William G.; Whitaker, Tom, Jr.










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GROUP I NO GROUP
JUDICIARY D PERSONNEL
Hollahan, George L., Jr., Chairman; McClain, Joe A., McAlpin, J. W., Chairman; Hosford, R. L., Vice Chair-
Vice Chairman; Bennett, Julian; Chiles, Lawton M., Jr.; man; Erickson, Ralph A.; Inman, W. M.; McDonald, Leon
Cleveland, Mack N., Jr.; Home, Mallory E.; Scott, W. R. N.; Nelson, G. M.; Roberts, C. A.; Sims, J. M.; Williams,
GROUP V J. J.
GROUP II
LABOR PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS
Fagan, Osee R., Chairman; McDonald, Leon N., Vice Lancaster, Howell, Chairman; Miner, Charles E., Vice
Chairman; Askew, Rubin; Bedenbaugh, F. W.; Costin, Chairman; Ayers, John L.; Hollahan, George L.; Knowles,
Cecil G., Jr.; Holley, Charles R.; Inman, W. M.; Miner, Robert E.; Livingston, Howard; Roberts, C. A.; Scott, W.
Charles E.; Pruitt, James H.; Reedy, W. H.; Smith, Ken; R.; Smith, Ken; Stone, George G.; Thomas, Jerry; Wise,
Westberry, Harry W.; Wise, James H. James H.
GROUP VI GROUP IV
LEGISLATIVE APPORTIONMENT PUBLIC HEALTH
S Wise, James H., Chairman; Nash, Oliver, Vice-Chair-
Chiles, Lawton M., Jr., Chairman; Bass, Frank, Vice man; Askew, Reuben; Bedenbaugh, F. W.; Fuqua, Don;
Chairman; Chaires, Hal; Fuqua, Don; Griffin, J. J., Jr.; Land, H. M.; Mann, Robert T.; McAlpin, J. W.; McDonald,
Marshburn, Frank; Matthews, Carey. Leon N.; Peavy, Otis R.; Rowell, E. C.; Saunders, S. D.;
GROUP VII Stone, George G.; Strickland, Allison R.; Sweeny, James
H., Jr.; Thomas, A. J., Jr.; Usina, F. Charles, Jr.; Wil-
LIVESTOCK liams, J. J.
Peeples, Joe H., Jr., Chairman; Williams, J. J., Vice GROUP V
Chairman; Ayers, John L.; Bass, Frank; Chaires, Hal; PUBLIC LANDS & PARKS
Griffin, Ben H., Jr.; Inman, W. M.; Markham, W. Allen;
McAlpin, J. W.; Roberts, C. A.; Williams, Robert. Walker, James L., Chairman; Sims, J. M., Vice Chair-
GROUPI man; Askins, Tommy H.; Bass, Frank; Bennett, Julian;
Carter, Ralph C.; Johnson, Mrs. George W. (Beth); Land,
MENTAL HEALTH H. M. (Mack); Papy, Bernie; Russ, Bobby; Ryan, A. J.,
Jr.; Stone, George G.
Usina, F. Charles, Jr., Chairman; Nichols, Jack C.,
Vice Chairman; Askew, Reubin O'D.; Bedenbaugh, F. W.; PUBLIC PRINTING
Frederick, Gordon V.; Hill, David A.; Matthews, C.; Nash, GROUP VII
Oliver; Peavy, Otis R.; Saunders, J. A.; Williams, J. J. P O Ve
Peavy, Otis R., Chairman; Russ, Bobby, Vice Chairman;
GROUP V Erickson, Ralph A.; Miner, Charles E; Mitchell, Richard
0.; Nash, Oliver; Nichols, Jack C.; Peeples, Joe H., Jr.;
MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS Scott, Bruce J.; Vocelle, L. B. (Buck); Walker, James L.
Wadsworth, W. L., Chairman; Nelson, G. M., Vice GROUP VI
Chairman; Arrington, C. Fred; Byrom, William H.; Craig, PUBLIC ROADS & HIGHWAYS
A. H. (Gus); Peavy, Otis R.; Saunders, Jack A.; Smith,
S. C.; Thomas, A. J., Jr.; Vocelle, L. B. (Buck) ; Walker, Rowell, E. C., Chairman; Allsworth, Emerson, Vice-Chair-
James L. man; Ayers, John L.; Carter, Ralph C.; Costin, Cecil G.,
Jr.; Inman, W. M.; Knowles, Robert E.; Land, H. M.; Liles,
GROUP II Woodie A.; Miner, Charles E.; Nichols, Jack C.; Papy,
Bernie C.; Peeples, Joe H., Jr.; Pruitt, James H.; Reedy,
MOTOR VEHICLES & CARRIERS W. H.; Saunders, S. D.; Smith, S. C.; Stallings, George B.,
Jr.; Usina, F. Charles; Williams, J. J.
Ryan, A. J., Jr., Chairman; Carter, Ralph C., Vice
Chairman; Erickson, Ralph A.; Hill, David A.; Home, GROUP IV
Mallory E.; Hosford, R. L.; Inman, W. M.; Johnson, Mrs. PUBLIC SAFETY
Beth; Jones, Leo C.; Mann, Robert T.; Mattox, Ray;
McDonald, Leon N.; Nichols, Jack C.; Roberts, Emmett S.; Chaires, Hal, Chairman; Smith, Ken, Vice-Chairman;
Russ, Bobby; Stallings, George B., Jr. Chiles, Lawton M. Jr.; Crews, John J., Jr.; Home, Mallory
E.; Hosford, R. L.; Inman, W. M.; Lancaster, Howell;
GROUP VII Liles, Woodie A.; Matthews, C.; Mattox, Ray; Smith, S. C.;
Williams, Robert.
OIL, PHOSPHATE & MINERALS GROUP VIII
Allsworth, Emerson, Chairman; Ducker, John L., Vice PUBLIC UTILITIES
Chairman; Askins, T. H.; Craig, A. H.; Sims, J. M.; Smith, S C., Chairman; Reedy, W. H. (Bill), Vice-Chair-
Smith, Rupert Jasen; Sweeny, James H., Jr. man; Arrington, C. Fred; Eldredge, David C.; Erickson,
GROUP II Ralph A.; Johnson, Mrs. George W. (Beth) ; Knowles, Rob-
ert E.; Lancaster, Howell; McDonald, Leon N.; Pruitt,
PENSIONS & RETIREMENT James H.; Russ, Bobby; Ryan, A. J., Jr.; Sweeny, James
H.; Thomas, A. J., Jr.; Thomas, Jerry.
Turlington, Ralph D., Chairman; Thomas, Jerry, Vice GROUP VIII
Chairman; Cleveland, Mack N., Jr.; Craig, A. H.; Holley,
Charles R.; Karl, Frederick R.; McClain, Joe A.; Mitchell, PUBLIC WELFARE
Richard 0.; Saunders, Jack A. Mattox, Ray, Chairman; Hosford, R. L., Vice Chairman;










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Ayers, John L.; Bennett, Julian; Carter, Ralph C.; Crews, R.; Sweeny, James H., Jr.; Usina, F. Charles, Jr.; Wads-
John J., Jr.; Knowles, Robert E.; Mann, Robert T.; Mat- worth, William L.
thews, C.; McClain, Joe A.; Miner, Charles E.; O'Neill, GROUP VIII
William G.; Roberts, C. A.; Rowell, E. C.; Smith, K.; WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Williams, J. J.; Wise, James H.
GROUP VIII Whitaker, Tom, Jr., Chairman; Vocelle, L. B., Vice-
Chairman; Chiles, Lawton M., Jr.; Griffin, J. J., Jr.; Hol-
RESOLUTIONS & MEMORIALS ley, Charles R.; Inman, W. M.; Karl, Frederick B.; Land,
H. M.; Liles, Woodie A., Markham, W. Allen; Mathews,
Mann, Robert T., Chairman; Bedenbaugh, F. W., Vice J. E., Jr.; Russell, James T.; Smith, Rupert J.; Turling-
Chairman; Byrom, William H.; Costin, Cecil G., Jr.; Grif- ton, Ralph D.; Jones, Leo C.
fin, B. H., Jr.; Hollahan, George L., Jr.; Jones, Leo C.;
Loeffler, Douglas J.; Peeples, Joe H., Jr.; Wadsworth, The Speaker announced that the House would stand in
Wm. L.; Williams, Robert. informal recess until the Standing Committees could organ-
ize and the Chairmen thereof were ready to announce their
GROUP IX organization to the House.
RULES & CALENDAR Thereupon, at the hour of 11:20 A. M., the House stood
Homne, Mallory E., Chairman; Boyd, Wilbur H., Vice in informal recess.
Chairman; Arrington, C. Fred; Chaires, Hal; Chiles, Law- The House reconvened at 12:55 P. M.
ton M., Jr.; Cleveland, Mack N., Jr.; Crews, John J., Jr.;
Daniel, C. Welborn; Fagan, Osee R.; Fuqua, Don; Lancas- THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
ter, Howell; Livingston, Howard; O'Neill, William G.; A quorum present.
Papy, Bernie; Rowell, E. C.; Scott, W. R.; Stone, George
G.; Strickland, Allison R.; Sweeney, James H., Jr.; West- REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
berry, Harry W.; Whitaker, Tom, Jr.
berry, Harry W.; Whitaker, Tom, Jr. The Chairmen or Vice-Chairmen of the following stand-
GROUP VII ing standing committees reported that their committees
SALT WATER CONSERVATION were duly organized and ready to transact business: Agri-
SALT WATER CONSERVATION culture; Appropriations; Atomic Energy; Banks & Loans;
Papy, Bernie, Chairman; Strickland, A. R., Vice Chair- Citrus; Claims; Commerce & Reciprocal Trade; Congres-
man; Askins, Tommy H.; Hill, David A.; Marshburn, sional Apportionment; Drainage & Water Conservation;
Frank; Nash, Oliver; Nichols, Jack C.; Rowell, E. C.; Education-Higher Learning; Education-Public Schools;
Scott, Bruce J.; Stone, George C.; Usina, F. Charles, Jr. Elections; Executive Communications; Finance & Taxation;
Forestry; Game & Fresh Water Fish; Governmental Organ-
GROUP VII ization-Local; Governmental Organization-State; Hotels
STATE ADVERTISING & Restaurants; House Administration; Industrial Develop-
ment; Insurance; Judiciary A; Judiciary B; Judiciary C;
Reedy, W. H. (Bill), Chairman; Riddle, E. Bert, Vice Judiciary D; Labor; Legislative Apportionment; Livestock;
Chairman; Askins, Tommy H.; Knowles, Robert E.; Nash, Mental Health; Military & Veterans Affairs; Motor Vehi-
Oliver; Nelson, G. M. (Gus); Smith, Ken. cles & Carriers; Oil, Phosphate & Minerals; Pensions & Re-
tirement; Personnel; Public Amusements; Public Health;
GROUP V Public Lands & Parks; Public Printing; Public Roads &
Highways; Public Utilities; Public Welfare; Resolutions &
STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS Memorials; Rules & Calendar; Salt Water Conservation;
Roberts, C. A., Chairman; Erickson, Ralph A., Vice State Advertising; State Correctional Institutions; State
Chairman; Boyd, Wilbur H.; Markham, W. Allen; Institutions; Statutory Revision; and Temperance.
Matthews, Carey; McAlpin, J. W.; Nichols, Jack C.; Scott, Mr. Home moved that when the House adjourns on Fri-
Bruce J., Thomas, A. J., Jr. day, April 7, it adjourn to reconvene at 10:00 A. M. Mon-
GROUP VII day, April 10.
Pending consideration thereof-
STATE INSTITUTIONS
Mr. Frederick offered a substitute motion that when the
Crews, John J., Jr., Chairman; Byrom, William H., Vice- House adjourns on Thursday, April 6, it adjourn to recon-
Chairman; Askew, Reubin O'D.; Craig, A. H. (Gus); vene at 10:00 A. M. Monday, April 10.
Fuqua, Don; Hosford, R. L.; Mann, Robert T.; Russell, A roll call was ordered.
James T.; Ryan, A. J., Jr.; Scott, B. J.; Smith, S. C.;
Usina, F. Charles, Jr.; Wise, James H. When the vote was taken on the substitute motion, the
GROUP V result was:
Yeas:
STATUTORY REVISION
Bass Frederick Peavy Smith, K.
McClain, Joe A., Chairman; Russell, James T., Vice Beck Mann Roberts, C. A. Vocelle
Chairman; Allsworth, Emerson; Frederick, Gordon V.; Byrom Matthews, C. Russell Wadsworth
Liles, Woodie A.; Loeffler, Douglas J.; Smith, Rupert J.; osti Nash Saunders, S. D. Williams, J.J.
Whitaker, Tom, Jr. Nays:
GROUP II Mr. Speaker Boyd Ducker Hollahan
Allsworth Carter Eldredge Holley
TEMPERANCE Anderson Chaires Erickson Horne
Arrington Chiles Fagan Johnson
Askew Cleveland Fuqua Jones
Westberry, Harry W., Chairman; Askins, Tommy H.; Askins Craig Griffin, B.H.,Jr. Karl
Beck, James N.; Ducker, John L.; Eldredge, David C.; Bedenbaugh Crews Griffin, J.J.,Jr. Knowles
Nash, Oliver; Saunders, S. D. (Sam); Strickland, Allison Bennett Daniel Hill Lancaster










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Land McDonald Riddle Stone The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Home that
Liles Miner Roberts, E. S. Strickland when the House adjourns on Friday, April 7, it adjourn
Livingston Mitchell Rowell Sweeny to reconvene at 10:00 A. M. Monday, April 10.
Loeffler Nelson Ryan Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
Markham Nichols Saunders, J. A. Thomas, J. Pending consideration thereof-
Marshburn O'Neill Scott, B. J. Usina
Mathews, J. Papy Scott, W. R. Walker Mr. Horne withdrew the motion.
Mattox Peeples Sims Westberry
McAlpin Pruitt Smith, S. C. Williams, R. Mr. Horne moved that the House now adjourn to recon-
McClain Reedy Stallings Wise vene at 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Yeas-16. The motion was agreed to.
Nays-72. Thereupon, at the hour of 1:21 P. M., the House stood
The substitute motion was not agreed to. adjourned until 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.









JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Thursday, April 6, 1961


The House was called to order by the Speaker at The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it
10:00 A. M. was so ordered.
The roll was taken and the following Members were Mr. Livingston, Chairman recorded present: stitutional Amendments, reported that the committee was
Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R. duly organized and ready to transact business.
Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R.
Allsworth Frederick McAlpin Sims INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCE OF HOUSE BILLS,
Anderson Fuqua McClain Smith, K. JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS,
Arrington Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J. CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS, AND MEMORIALS
Askew Griffin, J.J.,Jr. Miner Smith, S. C.
Askins Hill Mitchell Stallings By Messrs. Erickson and Nelson of Sarasota-
Ayers Hollahan Nash Stone
Bass Holley Nelson Strickland H B. No. 158- A bill to be entitled An Act
Beck Home Nichols Sweeny to amend the Charter of the City of Venice, a munici-
Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Thomas,A.J.,Jr. pality in Sarasota County, Florida, being Chapter 11,776,
Bennett JInmn Papyes Thomasn Extraordinary Session, Acts of 1925 and Acts amendatory
Byrom Jones Pruitt Usina thereof, by conferring on the city council the power to
Carter Karl Reedy Vocelle provide one or more comprehensive retirement or pen-
Chaires Knowles Riddle Wadsworth sion plans for city officers and employees, either inde-
Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Walker pendently of or in conjunction with Social Security or
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Westberry other benefits afforded by Federal or State Laws; to
Costin Livingston Rowell Whitaker provide one or more plans for group life, accident and/or
Craig Loeffler Russ Williams, J. J. health insurance for such officers and employees; to
Crews Mann Russell Wiliams, R. classify said officers and employees for such purposes;
Daniel Markham Ryan A.Wise to contribute funds from the general revenues of said
Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D. city for the support, in whole or in part, of any one or
Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J. more of such retirement or insurance programs; and to
make all necessary appropriations therefore from the
Excused: Mr. Peavy. general fund or from any special funds provided for said
purposes; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict
A quorum present. herewith; validating and confirming all proceedings and
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend acts done or performed hereunder; and providing for the
Leo F. King, Chaplain. effective date hereof.
Our Father, who art in heaven, we acknowledge Thee Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
as present here on earth. We believe Thou dost govern in No. 158.
the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground The House of Representatives thereupon determined
without Thy notice, how can we think Thou art indifferent that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
to what we say and do here? Let our hands take hold of 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
the tasks of this day. Our lips speak the words that are in this Legislature.
needed, and our minds feel Thy Spirit directing our
intentions for the good of people. And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
We pray Thee to strengthen each one for his particular ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
work. Help him not to be tempted to take the easy way, By Messrs. Erickson and Nelson of Sarasota-
if it is the way of hurt for someone else. Strengthen us,
not according to our wishes in what we need, but in Thy H. B. No. 159- A bill to be entitled An Act
wisdom in what is best for us. relating to Sarasota County amending Section 5, Chapter
31270, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1955, to create the
Bless our state through the efforts of Thy leaders. Let light industry council of Sarasota County; providing for
that which is done in this House be that which shall bless the appointment and tenure of its members; prescribing
the homes of the people over this state. Strengthen those their powers and duties; providing that the expenses of
that work on committees. Support those that are weary such council, and the expenditures of such council for the
by giving them a confidence of a work well done. progress of encouraging light industry to locate in Sara-
Lead our lives this day as though this is the best day sota County shall be paid by the Board of County Commis-
we shall ever see. Let us be conscious of Thy companion- sioners of Sarasota County, not to exceed a certain maxi-
ship. Lead us we pray into green pastures and beside mum amount out of the general fund and declaring this to
still waters that our spirits may be renewed, so we will be a proper county and public purpose; setting effective
be enabled to serve Thee through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, date.
Amen. Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL No. 159.
The Journal for Wednesday, April 5, was ordered cor- The House of Representatives thereupon determined
rected, and as corrected was approved, that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
MOTIONS RELATING TO COMMITTEE REFERENCE 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
in this Legislature.
Mr. Nash moved that House Bill No. 88 be taken from
the Calendar and referred to the Committee on Salt And the above bill was read the first time by title and
Water Conservation. ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
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By Messrs. Erickson and Nelson of Sarasota- Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
H. B. No. 160- A bill to be entitled An Act No. 165.
providing for the annual compensation for the Prosecut- The House of Representatives thereupon determined
ing Attorney of the County Court of counties having a that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
population of not less than seventy-five thousand (75,000) 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
and not more than eighty thousand (80,000) inhabitants, in this Legislature.
according to the last federal census; providing an effec- T b w r t f
tive date The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary A.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred
to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. By Mr. Griffin of Osceola-
By Messrs. Erickson and Nelson of Sarasota- H. B. No. 166- A bill to be entitled An Act
authorizing the board of county commissioners of Osceola
H. B. No. 161- A bill to be entitled An Act County to purchase, lease and to contract for purchase or
amending Section 6, Chapter 59-1843, Laws of Florida, Spe- lease of materials, personal property, projects and lands
cial Acts of 1959, relating to Sarasota County; providing offered for sale or lease by the United States, and thereaf-
for inspections; providing for protection of employees from ter to sell or lease such materials, personal property, proj-
personal liability in pursuit of their official acts; provid- ects and lands so acquired by said county.
ing penalty for violation of this act; providing severabil- P o P o n
ity clause; and providing an effective date. Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
ity clause; and providing an effective date.No. 166.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
No. 161. The House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
The House of Representatives thereupon determined 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section in this Legislature.
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
in this Legislature. And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary A. By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia
By Mr. McDonald of Suwannee- H. B. No. 167- A bill to be entitled An Act
amending section 85 and section 77 of chapter 8993, Laws
H. B. No. 162- A bill to be entitled An Act of Florida, 1921, the charter of the city of Lake City; ex-
for the relief of J. E. Hardee of Live Oak, Suwanee coun- empting the city of Lake City from the provisions of sec-
ty; providing an appropriation; providing an effective tion 205.02, Florida Statutes; exempting the city of Lake
date. City from the provisions of section 167.44, Florida Sta-
tutes; providing an effective date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred
to the Committee on Claims. Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
By Mr. Hosford of Liberty- No. 167.
H. B. No. 163- A bill to be entitled An Act The House of Representatives thereupon determined
B No. 163 A bill to be entitled An Act that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
to quiet title to certain lands in Liberty county as against 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
any right, title or interest acquired by the state of Flori- in this Legislature.
da under chapter 18296, Laws of Florida, 1937, common-
ly known as the Murphy Act; providing an effective date. The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
4Tthe Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
No. 163. By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
The House of Representatives thereupon determined H. B. No. 168- A bill to be entitled An Act
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section relating to Columbia county; fixing the compensation of
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established the members of the board of county commissioners in-
in this Legislature. eluding additional compensation for the chairman of the
board.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary A. Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
No. 168.
By Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist- The House of Representatives thereupon determined
H. B. No. 164- A bill to be entitled An Act that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
relating to compensation of prosecuting attorneys for 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
county judges' courts in connection with estreated bail in this Legislature.
bonds; amending subsection (2) of section 125.041, Flori- The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
da Statutes, by providing that said section shall have no the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
application within Gilchrist county. By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Coumbia
The bill was read the first time by title and referred H. B. No. 169- A bill to be entitled An Act
to the Committee on Judiciary B. relating to Columbia County; authorizing the board of
By Mr. Griffin of Osceola- county commissioners to enter into contracts for group
H. B. No. 165- A bill to be entitled An Act insurance for certain employees of the county; providing
authorizing the board of county commissioners of Osceola for contribution by the board of county commissioners
County to secure the use of the agriculture and livestock and contribution by the employees toward the payment
pavilion and facilities by lease from the state agricul- of premiums on such insurance.
tural marketing board; repealing Chapter 30044, Laws of Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
Florida, 1955. No. 169.










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The House of Representatives thereupon determined By Mr. Smith of Taylor-
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established H. B. No. 174-- A bill to be entitled An Act
in this Legislature. amending chapter 57-517, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
And the above bill was read the first time by title and ten thousand four hundred fifteen through ten thousand
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. six hundred (10,415-10,600) to thirteen thousand through
fourteen thousand (13,000-14,000); providing an effec-
By Mr. Carter of Washington- tive date.
H. B. No. 170- A bill to be entitled An Act The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
relating to small claims court in Washington County, the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
Florida; providing for an increase in jurisdictional
amount; providing for an increase in filing fee; amend- By Mr. Smith of Taylor-
ing sections 1 and 7 of chapter 30080, Laws of Florida,
1955. H. B. No. 175- A bill to be entitled An Act
relating to compensation of superintendent of public in-
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill struction in all counties in the state having a population
Bill No. 170 of not less than thirteen thousand (13,000) nor more
than fourteen thousand (14,000) according to the latest
The House of Representatives thereupon determined official decennial census; fixing the salary of the super-
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section intendent of public instruction in said counties; providing
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established an effective date.
in this Legislature.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
And the above bill was read the first time by title and the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. McDonald of Suwannee- By Mr. Smith of Taylor-
S No 171 A illt H. B. No. 176- A bill to be entitled An Act
to bolis e sent municipal go eentitled An ct amending chapter 28631, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding
to abolish the present municipal government of the town section 1-A to change the population classification from
of Branford, in Suwannee County, Florida, and to estab- fifth thousand through ninety thousand (50,00-90,000)
lish, organize and incorporate a municipality to be known to sixty thousand through one hundred thousand (60,000-
as the town of Branford, in Suwannee County, Florida; 100,000); providing an effective date.
to prescribe the territorial boundaries of such town; to
prescribe its powers, duties and functions, and to provide The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
for the government thereof; to provide for the election the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
and appointment of its officers, and to fix and prescribe
their powers, duties and jurisdiction, and conditions and By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
provisions concerning their removal; to confirm its title H. B. No. 177- A bill to be entitled An Act
to all town property; prescribing the general and special relating to Brevard County; repealing Chapter 27418
powers to be exercised by said town; and to repeal all Laws of Florida, 1951, relating to purchase without bids
laws in conflict herewith; and to provide for the effective by the board of county commissioners of Brevard County.
date of the act.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 177.
No. 171
m TT ~ ~ e j j The House of Representatives thereupon determined
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legislature.
in this Legislature.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred
And the above bill was read the first time by title and to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
S By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
By Mr. Smith of Taylor-
H. B. No. 178- A bill to be entitled An Act
B. No. 172- A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing annexation of contiguous unincorporated ter-
amending chapter 57-514, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding ritory to the town of Whispering Hills Golf Estates, in the
section 1-A to change the population classification from county of Brevard, and the state of Florida, by petition
ten thousand four hundred fifteen through ten thousand of the qualified electors who are freeholders residing in
six hundred (10,415-10,600) to thirteen thousand through such territory; providing for the procedure to be followed
fourteen thousand (13,000-14,000) ; providing an effec- to accomplish such annexation; providing for the powers,
tive date. duties and jurisdiction of the municipal government in
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the annexed territory; providing for the obligations, bene-
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. fits and privileges affecting such territory and the inhabi-
tants therein; repealing all laws in conflict herewith and
By Mr. Smith of Taylor- providing an effective date.
H. B. No. 173- A bill to be entitled An Act Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
amending chapter 30537, Laws of Florida, 1955; adding No. 178.
section 1-A to change the population classification from
ten thousand four hundred fifteen through ten thousand The House of Representatives thereupon determined
six hundred (10,415-10,600) to thirteen thousand through that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
fourteen thousand (13,000-14,000); providing an effec- 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
tive date. in this Legislature.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to And the above bill was read the first time by title and
the Committee on Governmental Organization--Local, ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.










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By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard- Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
H. B. No. 179- A bill to be entitled An Act No. 182.
relating to the creation of county pounds in Brevard Coun- The House of Representatives thereupon determined
ty; the appointment of an impounding officer, and defin- that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
ing his rights, authorities and duties, and to provide for 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
the impounding and disposition of animals believed to be in this Legislature.
strays, or believed to be infected with rabies or other
diseases, found in any area of Brevard County, lying out- And the above bill was read the first time by title and
side of the corporate limits of any municipalities; pre- ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
scribing and conferring certain rights, duties and pow- By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
ers on the board of county commissioners of said county
in relation thereto; authorizing agreements with persons, H. B. No. 183- A bill to be entitled An Act
firms, corporations or humane societies in said county, providing for and creating jury commissioners in Bre-
and for the financing of the purposes of this act; provid- vard County; providing qualifications, method of appoint-
ing for a penalty for violation thereof; providing effective ment, compensation, powers, duties, functions and official
date. terms; providing for the selection, listing and procure-
ment of jurors in said county; providing effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
No. 179. Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
No. 183.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section The House of Representatives thereupon determined
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
in this Legislature. 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
in this Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
H. B. No. 180- A bill to be entitled An Act
relating to transportation to public schools in Brevard H. B. No. 184- A bill to be entitled An Act
County providing that in Brevard County the school board relating to elections; amending section 98.231, Florida
may assess and collect fees for transportation of pupils Statutes; requiring the supervisors of registration to
living less than two (2) miles from school; reserving furnish secretary of state number of registered electors.
certain rights to the school board; providing an effective The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
date. the Committee on Elections.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
No. 180.
he House of Repsentatives thereupon dete ed H. B. No. 185- A bill to be entitled An Act
The House of Representatives thereupon determined authorizing and empowering the board of county commis-
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section sioners of Brevard County, to convey gratuitously with-
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established out advertisement, sale or consideration, to the Brevard
in this Legislature. Crippled Children's Clinic, Inc., of Brevard County, Flor-
And the above bill was read the first time by title and ida, certain real estate acquired by such county for non-
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. payment of taxes and not used for county purposes.
By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard- Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
H. B. No. 181- A bill to be entitled An Act No. 185.
relating to the Cape Canaveral Hospital District in Bre- The House of Representatives thereupon determined
vard County, Florida, amending chapter 59-1121, Laws of that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
Florida, 1959, by providing that the Cape Canaveral Hos- 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
pital District Board shall have the powers and authorities in this Legislature.
granted to special tax districts under the laws of the
state of Florida, as limited herein. And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
No. 181. By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard-
The House of Representatives thereupon determined H. B. No. 186- A bill to be entitled An Act
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section authorizing the board of public instruction to expend any
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established funds voted for the purpose of construction of school
in this Legislature. buildings or building, and acquisition of furniture and
And the above bill was read the first time by title and equipment therefore, for the purpose of purchasing port-
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. able rooms and equipment for schools and additions
thereto, not to exceed five per cent (5%) of any one bond
By Mr. Pruitt of Brevard- issue.
H. B. No. 182- A bill to be entitled An Act Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
relating to Brevard County; authorizing and empowering No. 186.
the board of county commissioners to provide for the re-
moval and disposal of bodies of dead animals, fish or fowl, The House of Representatives thereupon determined
from all public roads, parks or lands in all areas of Bre- that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
vard County lying outside of incorporated municipalities; 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
making it unlawful to dump, discard or leave said bodies in this Legislature.
on public roads, parks or lands; providing a penalty for And the above bill was read the first time by title and
violation thereof; providing an effective date. ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.










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By Messrs. O'Neill of Marion, Turlington of Alachua, viding for submission of an annual budget by the City
Griffiin of Polk- Manager to the City Commission.
H. B. No. 187- A bill to be entitled An Act Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
to amend section 112.061, Florida Statutes, by adding an No. 191.
additional subsection (6) permitting transportation re- The House of Representatives thereupon determined
quests to be issued to properly qualified travel agencies that the notice and evidence thereof required byeti
located in Florida. 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to in this Legislature.
the Committee on Governmental Organization-State. And the above bill was read the first time by title and
By Mr. Peeples of Glades- ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
H. B. No. 188- A bill to be entitled An Act By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
to amend sections 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, H. B. No. 192- A bill to be entitled An Act
141 and 142 of chapter 10923 of the Laws of Florida, acts to amend Sections 147 and 155 of Chapter 10923
of 1925, the Municipal Charter of the City of Moore the Laws of Florida, Acs of 1925, the Municipal
Haven, in Glades County, Florida, relating to franchises, Charter of the City of Moore Haven, in Gades County,
manner and condition of granting. Florida, relating to the establishment of time for holding
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill elections, nomination of candidates, election of commis-
No. 188. sioners, and the date officers assume their duties.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section No. 192.
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established The House of Representatives thereupon determined
in this Legislature. that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
And the above bill was read the first time by title and 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. in this Legislature.
By Mr. Peeples of Glades- And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
H. B. No. 189- A bill to be entitled An Act
to amend Section 23 of Chapter 10923 of the Laws of By Mr. Walker of Collier-
Florida, Acts of 1925, the Municipal Charter of the City H. B. No. 193- A bill to be entitled An Act
of Moore Haven, in Glades County, Florida, relating to relating to the regulation of traffic on highways; end-
the appointment of a City Judge by the City Commission; ing subsection ( of section 317.44 Florida Statutes
substitutes in event of his absence or disability, provi- to prohibit the parking of any vehicle within fie ()
sons for a salary and court sessions. to prohibit the parking of any vehicle within five (5)
sons or a salary and court sessionsfeet of the paved or main traveled part of any highway
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill or bridge; providing a penalty; providing an effective
No. 189. date.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section the Committee on Public Safety.
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established r f Co
in this Legislature. By r. Walker of Collier
And the above bill was read the first time by title and H. B. No. 194- A bill to be entitled An Act
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. relating to each county in the state having a population
of not less than fifteen thousand seven hundred (15,700)
By Mr. Peeples of Glades- nor more than sixteen thousand four hundred (16,400)
according to the latest official decennial census; provid-
H. B. No. 190- A bill to be entitled An Act ing a salary for the sheriff; providing an effective date.
to amend Section 72 of Chapter 10923 of the Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1925, the Municipal Charter of the City The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
of Moore Haven, in Glades County, Florida, relating to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
the operation of the City of Moore Haven to equalize the By Mr. Walker of Collier-
cost of expenses for ordinary purposes in proportion to
the benefit received, defining said expenses and providing H. B. No. 195- A bill to be entitled An Act
for a time and method of collection. relating to Collier County; providing a budget procedure
for said county; creating a board of county officers'
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill budget appeals; setting forth powers and duties of said
No. 190. board of appeals; setting and providing for the procedures
The House of Representatives thereupon determined for paying the salaries and expenses of the sheriff's
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section offices; providing for the disposition of the fees and
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established commissions collected by said sheriff and for the records
in this Legislature. thereof; providing severability clause; providing an ef-
fective date.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. No. 195.
By Mr. Peeples of Glades- The House of Representatives thereupon determined
H. B. No. 191- A bill to be entitled An Act that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
to amend Sections 66 and 67 of Chapter 10923 of the 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, the Municipal Charter in this Legislature.
of the City of Moore Haven, in Glades County, Florida, And the above bill was read the first time by title and
relating to the establishment of a fiscal year and pro- ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.










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By Mr. Walker of Collier- The bill was read the first time by title and ordered
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
H. B. No. 196- A bill to be entitled An Act placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
relating to Collier County; declaring certain people, things By Mr. Walker of Collier-
and acts to be public nuisances in said county; providing H B. No. 201 A bill to be entitled An Act
for the abatement thereof; providing an effective date. relating to ller Cnt t iin te
relating to Collier County; authorizing the board of
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill county commissioners of said county to acquire, establish,
No. 196. equip and maintain auxiliary county offices outside the
county seat of said county and to pay the cost thereof
The House of Representatives thereupon determined from the general revenue fund of the county; and provid-
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section ing an effective date.
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
in this Legislature. Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
And the above bill was read the first time by title and No. 201.
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. The House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
By Mr. Walker of Collier- 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
H. B. No. 197- A bill to be entitled An Act in this Legislature.
relating to Collier County; regulating the purchase and And the above bill was read the first time by title and
sale of used merchandise in said county; providing a ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
method therefore; providing a penalty for violation; and
providing an effective date. By M1r. Walker of Collier-
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill H. B. No. 202- A bill to be entitled An Act
No. 197. relating to Collier County; authorizing the circuit judge to
hold hearings in certain cases in communities other than
The House of Representatives thereupon determined the county seat providing payment of mileage and per
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section diem to said judge if such hearings are held; providing
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established an effective date.
in this Legislature.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
And the above bill was read the first time by title and No. 202.
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined
By lMr. Walker of Collier- that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
H. B. No. 198- A bill to be entitled An Act 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
relating to Collier County; fixing the annual compensa- in this Legislature.
tion of certain county officials whose compensation is paid And the above bill we read the first time by title and
in whole or in part by fees or commissions; providing an referred to the Committee on Judiciary A.
effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill By Mr. Walker of Collier-
No. 198. H. B. No. 203- A bill to be entitled An Act
relating to Collier County; regulating registration as a
The House of Representatives thereupon determined real estate salesman and as a real estate broker by requir-
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section ing every applicant for registration as a ral estate ses-
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established man or as a real estate broker to furnish certain proof to
in this Legislature. the Florida real estate commission relating to residence
And the above bill was read the first time by title and and qualification before being entitled to registration
referred to the Committee on Governmental Organization- providing severability clause; providing an effective date.
Local. Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
By Mr. Walker of Collier- No. 203.
H. B. No. 199- A bill to be entitled An Act The House of Representatives thereupon determined
relating to Collier County; authorizing the board of county that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
commissioners and the board of public instruction to make 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
direct purchases not exceeding a certain amount without in this Legislature.
first soliciting bids; providing an effective date. And the above bill was read the first time by title and
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
No. 199. By Mr. Walker of Collier-
The House of Representatives thereupon determined H. B. No. 204- A bill to be entitled An Act
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section relating to Collier County, Florida providing for the cre-
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established atn establishment of a fire control district cor-
in this Legislature. posed of certain described territory located in said county
And the above bill was read the first time by title and to be known as the North Naples fire control district;
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. providing for the creation and election of a fire control
board, defining its duties, powers and authority; provid-
By Mr. Walker of Collier- ing for the raising of funds within said district by taxa-
H. B. No. 200- A bill to be entitled An Act tion on all property therein and the methods of levying,
relating to the city of Naples, Collier County; amending collecting and disbursing said funds; providing for a ref-
section 2.4 of article 2 of chapter 59-1598, being the city erendum.
charter; providing for additional duties and powers of the Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
mayor and vice mayor; providing for a referendum. No. 204.










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The House of Representatives thereupon determined methods of levying, collecting and disbursing said funds;
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section providing for a referendum.
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established P f of Pn o n a t
in this Legislature Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
in this Legislature. No. 208.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and T H o R t
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. The House of Representatives thereupon determined
"that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
By Mr. Walker of Collier- 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
H B. No. 205- A bill to be entitled An Act in this Leislature.
relating to Collier County; authorizing per diem for mem- And the above bill was read the first time by title and
bers of the board of county commissioners of said county. ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill By Mr. Walker of Collier-
No. 205. H. B. No. 209- A bill to be entitled An Act
The House of Representatives thereupon determined relating to Collier County; authorizing the judge of the
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section small claims court of said county to hold sessions of said
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established court in his office or in communities other than the
in this Legislature. county seat of said county; providing an effective date.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
referred to the Committee on Governmental Organization No. 209.
--Local
Local. The House of Representatives thereupon determined
By Mr. Walker of Collier- that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
H. B. No. 206- A bill to be entitled An Act in this Legislature.
repealing chapter 12452, 1927, chapter 16974, 1935, chap-
ter 17972, 1937, chapter 28800, 1953, chapter 30049, 1955, And the above bill was read the first time by title and
chapter 57-720, chapter 57-876, chapter 59-655, chapter ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
28506, 1953, chapter 20876, 1941, chapter 28754, 1953,
chapter 16924, 1935, chapter 16968, 1935, chapter 16988, By Mr. Walker of Collier-
1935, chapter 17169, 1935, chapter 17206, 1935, chapter H. B. No. 210- A bill to be entitled An Act
17000, 1935, chapter 26587, 1951, chapter 22936, 1945, relating to Collier County; fixing the salary of members
chapter 16020, 1933, chapter 25558, 1949, and chapter of the county board of public instruction; repealing
15043, 1931, Laws of Florida, insofar as they may relate chapter 30480, Laws of Florida, 1955.
to Collier County.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 210.
No. 206.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legislature.
in this Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
And the above bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Walker of Collier-
By Mr. Walker of Collier-
H. B. No. 211- A bill to be entitled An Act
H. B. No. 207- A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Collier County; amending the second para-
relating to Collier County; declaring the entertainment of graph of section 7 of chapter 59-1188, Laws of Florida,
distinguished and official guests as a county purpose in to extend the term of franchise from five (5) to thirty
Collier County; authorizing the expenditure of public (30) years; providing an effective date.
funds therefore; repealing all laws in conflict herewith;
providing an effective date hereof; and ratifying previous Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
expenditures for such purpose. No. 211.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill The House of Representatives thereupon determined
No. 207. that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
The House of Representatives thereupon determined in this Legislature.
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established And the above bill was read the first time by title and
in this Legislature. ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and By Mr. Walker of Collier-
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. H. B. No. 212- A bill to be entitled An Act
By Mr. Walker of Collier- relating to Collier County; fixing the salary of the super-
intendent of public instruction; repealing chapter 59-550,
H. B. No. 208- A bill to be entitled An Act Laws of Florida, 1959.
to provide for the creation and establishment of a fire Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
control district composed of certain described territory
located in Collier County to be known as the East Naples No. 212.
fire control district; to provide for the creation and elec- The House of Representatives thereupon determined
tion of a fire control board, defining its duties, powers and that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
authority; providing for the raising of funds within said 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
district by taxation on all the property therein and the in this Legislature.










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And the above bill was read the first time by title and And the above bill was read the first time by title and
referred to the Committee on Governmental Organization ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
-Local. By Mr. Walker of Collier-
By Mr. Walker of Collier-A
By Mr. Walker of CollierH. B. No. 217- A bill to be entitled An Act
H. B. No. 213- A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Collier County; authorizing the board of county
relating to Collier County; regulating absolute and con- commissioners of said county to procure and pay premiums
ditional sales or offers to sell goods at auction; pre- on liability insurance against tort actions; requiring in-
scribing rules and regulations for auction sales of said surer to waive defense of governmental immunity in any
goods; providing for licenses for such sales, and fees suit brought against said county and waiving govern-
for such licenses; providing for revocation of such li- mental immunity of said county only to the extent of the
censes and prescribing penalties for violations; providing insurance carried.
an effective date. Proof of Publication of notice attached to House
~~Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 217.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 217.
No. 213. The House of Representatives thereupon determined
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legislature.
in this Legislature. And the above bill was read the first time by title and
And the above bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. By Mr. Walker of Collier
By Mr. Walker of Collier- H. B. No. 218- A bill to be entitled An Act
H. B. No. 214- A bill to be entitled An Act relating to retirement system for school teachers; amend-
relating to Collier County; authorizing the board of county ing subsection (2) of section 238.05, Florida Statutes,
commissioners to purchase, lease and to contract for the by providing teachers admitted to membership before
purchase or lease of material, personal property, projects May 1, 1959, shall receive credit for prior service and if
and lands offered for sale or lease by the United States retired and admitted to membership prior to January
government; authorizing said board to sell or lease any 1, 1955, shall receive credit for all prior service and have
property so acquired by said county. their retirement allowance increased on July 1, 1961.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill The bill was read the first time by title and referred
No. 214. to the Committee on Pensions & Retirement.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined By Mr. Walker of Collier-
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section H. B. No. 219- A bill to be entitled A A
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established re.B No 219-cn An ad b to be entitled An Act
in this Legislature. relating to conservation and salt water fisheries; repeal-
ing subsection (2) of section 370.13, Florida Statutes, re-
And the above bill was read the first time by title and lating to the taking of stone crabs.
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. The bill was read the first time by title and referred
By Mr. Walker of Collier- to the Committee on Salt Water Conservation.
H. B. No. 215- A bill to be entitled An Act By Mr. Walker of Collier-
relating to Collier County; setting the compensation to
be paid to the constable of said county; providing the H. B. No. 220-- A bill to be entitled An Act
compensation be paid from fees collected with provision relating to the Florida highway system; prohibiting the
of distribution of the excess; providing an effective date. leaving of any fish or other marine life on any road or
bridge; providing a penalty; providing an effective date.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
No. 215f The bill was read the first time by title and referred
to the Committee on Public Safety.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section By Mr. Walker of Collier-
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established H. B. No. 221- A bill to be entitled An Act
in this Legislature. relating to operation of vehicles and actions of pedestrians
And the above bill was read the first time by title and upon approach of authorized emergency vehicles; amend-
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. ing chapter 317, Florida Statutes, by adding section
317.901, Florida Statutes.
By Mr. Walker of Collier-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred
H. B. No. 216- A bill to be entitled An Act to the Committee on Public Safety.
relating to Collier County; authorizing the board of county
commissioners of said county to make contributions to By Messrs. Wise and Nichols of Okaloosa-
chambers of commerce in Collier County; delaring same
to be a county purpose; providing an effective date; H.B. No. 222- A bill to be entitled An Act
repealing chapter 57-2019, Laws of Florida. relating to the City of Laurel Hill, Florida, amending
section 3 of Chapter 29234, Laws of Florida, 1953, being
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill the charter of the City of Laurel Hill, Florida; providing
No. 216. for and authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds of
said city payable solely from revenues of any municipally
The House of Representatives thereupon determined owned utility or other revenue producing undertaking or
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section combination thereof, to finance all or part of the cost
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established of such utilities or undertaking; authorizing the pledg-
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taxes, or other excise taxes and other available funds rights of the holders thereof"; validating all proceedings
except funds derived from ad valorem taxes as additional of the city council taken in connection with the enact-
security for said revenue bonds; authorizing the issuance ment of said ordinance; and validating the sixty-five
of excise tax bonds payable solely from the above thousand ($65,000.00) dollars water revenue bonds of the
enumerated excise taxes and other available funds to fi- City of Laurel Hill authorized to be issued under and
nance lawful betterments and improvements; providing pursuant to said ordinance; and providing a referendum.
for the manner of the issuance and sale of such revenue T bill ws read te by title and ord
bonds and excise tax bonds; providing that no freeholder The b was first e by tle and ordered
election be required to authorize such revenue bonds or placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
excise tax bonds unless the same be additionally secured By Mr. Wise of Okaloosa-
by the full faith and credit of the city; validating any
water revenue bonds heretofore authorized by the city, H. B. No. 226- A bill to be entitled An Act
and providing an effective date. amending section 741.057, Florida Statutes, relating to
the disposition of physician's certificates and laboratory
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered reports filed with county judges.
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred
By Messrs. Nichols and Wise of Okaloosa- to the Committee on Public Health.
H. B. No. 223- A bill to be entitled An Act By Mr. Wise of Okaloosa-
relating to the town of Mary Esther, Florida; amending
section 2 of chapter 57-1577, special acts of 1957 by ex- H. B. No. 227- A bill to be entitled An Act
tending the boundaries thereto to include the contigu- relating to county health departments; amending chapter
ous territory described as follows: that portion of the 274, Florida Statutes, adding thereto section 274.11, pro-
North half (N) of Lot 2, Section 16, Township 2 South, viding that the title to property purchased by county
Range 24 West, lying East of state road #189 and all health departments shall be vested in the board of county
of Lot 1, Section 16, Township 2 South, Range 24 West, commissioners of the county affected; and amending sec-
all lying and being in Okaloosa county, Florida, and com- tion 381.211, Florida Statutes, authorizing the state board
mence at the Southeast corner of the Southwest quarter of health to transfer title to certain property to the board
of the Northeast quarter (SW1/ of NE4) of Section 16, of county commissioners of any county where said proper-
Township 2 South, Range 24 West, Okaloosa County, Flor- ty is located or principally used; and setting an effective
ida, thence proceed North a distance of eight hundred date.
ninety-five (895) feet, thence proceed West five hundred i r ir im i
eighty-two (582) feet, more or less, to the East right of o he bill was ead the first time by title and referred
way of state road #189 thence South along the East to the Committee on Public Health.
right of way of said road nine hundred twenty-five (925) By Messrs. Nichols and Wise of Okaloosa-
feet more or less, to a point on the said East right of way
line due West of the point of beginning, thence East a dis- H. B. No. 228- A bill to be entitled An Act
tance of seven hundred seventy-six (776) feet more or making it a misdemeanor for any person tohave in any
less to the point of beginning. Said property being a por- enclosure, motor vehicle, care, custody, or control any dog,
tion of the South half (S) of Lot 2, Section 16, Town- the property of another, without the written consent of the
ship 2 South, Range 24 West, Okaloosa County, Florida. owner of said dog; declaring a dog to be a domestic ani-
mal; prescribing the penalty for violation.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
No. 223. The bill was read the first time by title and referred
to the Committee on Public Safety.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section By Messrs. Nichols and Wise of Okaloosa-
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established H. B. No. 229- A bill to be entitled An Act
in this Legilslature.
in tis egislaturerelating to Okaloosa County; creating, subject to a refer-
And the above bill was read the first time by title and endum, a new justice of the peace district in Okaloosa
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. County to be numbered district number four (4); provid-
ing for appointment.
By Mr. Wise of Okaloosa-
The bill was read the first time by title .and ordered
H. B. No. 224- A bill to be entitled An Act placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
relating to reporting of certain physical and mental dis-
orders; providing that a confidential report of such dis- By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas-
orders be sent to the department of public safety for its H. B. No. 230- A bill to be entitled An Act
use; providing an effective date. H.B. No. 30 A bill to be entitled An Act
use providing an effective date. amending Chapter 59-563, Laws of Florida, adding section
The bill was read the first time by title and referred 1-A to change the population classification from one hun-
to the Committee on Public Health. dred fifty thousand through two hundred forty thousand
(150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thousand through
By Messrs. Wise and Nichols of Okaloosa- three hundred eighty five thousand (350,000-385,000);
providing an effective date.
H. B. No. 225- A bill to be entitled An Act
relating to the City of Laurel Hill, Florida, validating and The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
confirming an ordinance enacted by the city council of the the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
City of Laurel Hill, Florida, on the 6th day of October, By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas-
1960, being Ordinance No. 132 entitled: "An ordinance By essrs Russell Holley and Loeffler of Pellas
authorizing the construction and acquisition of a water H. B. No. 231- A bill to be entitled An Act
system for the City of Laurel Hill, Florida; providing for amending Chapter 28745, Laws of Florida, 1953, adding sec-
the issuance of sixty-five thousand ($65,000.00) dollars tion 1-A to change the population classification from one
water revenue bonds to finance the cost thereof; pledging hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty thous-
the revenues of the water system and the proceeds of and (150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thousand
cigarette taxes and utilities services taxes collected in through three hundred eighty five thousand (350,000-385,-
said city to the payment thereof, and providing for the 000); providing an effective date.










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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to H. B. No. 238- A bill to be entitled An Act
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. amending Chapter 30208, Laws of Florida, 1955, adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas- one hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty
H. B. No. 232- A bill to be entitled An Act thousand (150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thou-
amending Chapter 57-460, Laws of Florida, adding sec- sand through three hundred eighty five thousand (350,000-
tion 1-A to change the population classification from one 385,000); providing an effective date.
hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty thous- The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
and (150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thousand the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
through three hundred eighty five thousand (350,000-385,-
000); providing an effective date. By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to H. B. No. 239- A bill to be entitled An Act
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. amending Chapter 57-603, Laws of Florida, adding sec-
tion 1-A to change the population classification from
By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas- one hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty
H. B. No. 233- A bill to be entitled An Act thousand (150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thou-
amending Chapter 59-943, Laws of Florida, adding sec- sand through three hundred eighty five thousand (350,000-
tion 1-A to change the population classification from 385,000); providing an effective date.
one hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
thousand (150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thou- the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
sand through three hundred eighty five thousand (350,000-
385,000); providing an effective date. By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to H. B. No. 240- A bill to be entitled An Act
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. amending Chapter 25518, Laws of Florida, 1949, adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas- one hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty
H. B. No. 234- A bill to be entitled An Act thousand (150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thou-
amenng Chapter 25600, Laws of Florida 1949, adding sand through three hundred eighty five thousand (350,000-
amending Chapter 25600, Laws of Florida, 1949, adding 385,000); providing an effective date.
section 1-A to change the population classification from one 385,000); providing an effective date.
hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty thou- The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
sand (150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thousand the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
through three hundred eighty five thousand (350,000-
385,000); providing an effective date. By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to H. B. No. 241- A bill to be entitled An Act
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. amending Chapter 57-672, Laws of Florida, adding sec-
tion 1-A to change the population classification from one
By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas- hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty
H. B. No. 235- A bill to be entitled An Act thousand (150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thou-
amending Chapter 27210, Laws of Florida, 1951, adding sand through three hundred eighty five thousand (350,000-
section 1-A to change the population classification from 385,000); providing an effective date.
one hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
thousand (150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thou- the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
sand through three hundred eighty five thousand (350,000-
385,000); providing an effective date. By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to H. B. No. 242- A bill to be entitled An Act
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. amending Chapter 59-1741, Laws of Florida, which is a
special act, providing for employment of not more than
By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas- two (2) persons to assist the state senator and members
H. B. No. 236- A bill to be entitled An Act of the legislature from Pinellas County during the ses-
sion of the legislature, so as to provide for their em-
amending Chapter 57-719, Laws of Florida, adding sec- ployment prior to the sessions, and provide for a change
tion 1-A to change the population classification from in the number allowed to be employed, to provide for
one hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty their compensation and other reasonable expenses, ratify-
thousand (150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thou- ing and confirming the employment heretofore by said
sand through three hundred eighty five thousand (350,000- board of county commissioners of such persons for said
385,000); providing an effective date. purposes prior to, and during the present session of the
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to legislature; providing for the repeal of all conflicting
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. laws, and providing an effective date.
By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas- Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
No. 242
H. B. No. 237- A bill to be entitled An Act
amending Chapter 59-993, Laws of Florida, adding sec- The House of Repesentatives thereupon determined
tion 1-A to change the population classification from that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
one hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
thousand (150,000-200,000) to three hundred fifty thou- in this Legislature.
sand through three hundred eighty five thousand (350,000- And the above bill was read the first time by title and
385,000); providing an effective date. ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas-
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. H.. No. 243 A bill to be entitled An Act
H.By Messrs. Russell, Holley and LoeffB.er of Pinellas- amending. 243- A bill to be entitled An Act
By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas-- amending Chapter 27193, Laws of Florida, 1951, adding










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section 1-A to change the population classification from sand through three hundred eighty five thousand (350,-
one hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty 000-385,000); providing an effective date.
thousand (150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thou-
sand through three hundred eighty five thousand The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
(350,000-385,000); providing an effective date. the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas-
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. H. B. No. 250- A bill to be entitled An Act
By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas- Amending Chapter 57-726, Laws of Florida, adding sec-
tion 1-A to change the population classification from one
H. B. No. 244- A bill to be entitled An Act hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty thou-
amending Chapter 57-676, Laws of Florida, adding section sand (150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thousand
1-A to change the population classification from one hun- through three hundred eighty five thousand (350,000-
dred fifty thousand through two hundred forty thousand 385,000); providing an effective date.
(150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thousand through
three hundred eighty five thousand (350,000-385,000)'; The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
providing an effective date. the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to By Mr. Fagan of Alachua-
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. H. B. No. 251- A bill to be entitled An Act
By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas- amending chapter 28778, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
H. B. No. 245- A bill to be entitled An Act fifty-two thousand through seventy thousand (52,000-70,-
amending Chapter 59-565, Laws of Florida, adding section 000) to seventy thousand through seventy-four thousand
1-A to change the population classification from one hun- two hundred (70,000-74,200); providing an effective date.
dred fifty thousand through two hundred forty thousand
(150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thousand through The bill was read the first time by title and referred
three hundred eighty five thousand (350,000-385,000); to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
providing an effective date. By Mr. Fagan of Alachua
By Mr. Fagan of Alachua-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. H. B. No. 252- A bill to be entitled An Act
amending chapter 28352, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding
By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas- section 1-A to change the population classification from
fifty-five thousand through sixty-five thousand (55,000-
H. B. No. 246- A bill to be entitled An Act 65,000) to seventy thousand through seventy-four thou-
Amending Chapter 28764, Laws of Florida, 1953, adding sand two hundred (70,000-74,200); providing an effective
section 1-A to change the population classification from date.
one hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty
thousand (150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thou- The bill was read the first time by title and referred
sand through three hundred eighty five thousand (350,- to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
000-385,000); providing an effective date.Mr. Fagan of Alachua
By Mr. Fagan of Alachua-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. H. B. No. 253- A bill to be entitled An Act
amending chapter 59-987, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding
By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas- section 1-A to change the population classification from
fifty-five thousand through seventy thousand (55,000-70,-
H. B. No. 247- A bill to be entitled An Act 000) to sey-fiven thousand through seventy -four thousand
Amending Chapter 57-1047, Laws of Florida, adding sec- two hundred (70,000-74,200) providing an effective date.
tion 1-A to change the population classification from one (70; p g eec
hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty thou- The bill was read the first time by title and referred
sand (150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thousand to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
through three hundred eighty five thousand (350,000-
385,000); providing an effective date. By Mr. Fagan of Alachua-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to H. B. No. 254- A bill to be entitled An Act
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. amending chapter 57-669, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas- one hundred ten thousand (110,000) and with one or more
counties therein having a population of fifty-five thou-
H. B. No. 248- A bill to be entitled An Act sand (55,000) or more to read one hundred forteen thou-
Amending Chapter 30457, Laws of Florida, 1955, adding sand (114,000), and with one or more counties therein
section 1-A to change the population classification from having a population of seventy-four thousand (74,000) or
one hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty more; providing an effective date.
thousand (150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thou- The bill was read the first time by title and referred
sand through three hundred eighty five thousand (350,- to the Committee on Governmental Organization Local.
000-385,000); providing an effective date.
By Mr. Fagan of Alachua-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to H. B. No. 255- A bill to be entitled An Act
the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. amending chapter 59-721, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding
By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loefler of Pinellas section 1-A to change the population classification from
By Messrs. Russell, Holley and Loeffer of Pinellas- fifty-seven thousand through fifty-seven thousand one
H. B. No. 249- A bill to be entitled An Act hundred (57,000-57,100) to seventy thousand through sev-
Amending Chapter 30456, Laws of Florida, 1955, adding enty-four thousand two hundred (70,000-74,200) ; provid-
section 1-A to change the population classification from ing an effective date.
one hundred fifty thousand through two hundred forty The bill was read the first time by title and referred
thousand (150,000-240,000) to three hundred fifty thou- to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local,










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By Mr. Fagan of Alachua- H. B. No. 262- A bill to be entitled An Act
B. N. 2- A bl to be enl An Ac to extend and enlarge the corporate limits of the city of
H. B. No. 256- A bill to be entitled An Act Fort Lauderdale.
amending chapter 59-803, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
fifty-five thousand through seventy thousand (55,000- No. 262.
70,000) to seventy thousand through seventy-four thou-
sand two hundred (70,000-74,200) ; providing an effective The House of Representatives thereupon determined
date. that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
The bill was read the first time by title and referred in this Legislature.
to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. And the above bill was read the first time by title and
By Mr. Fagan of Alachua- ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
H. B. No. 257- A bill to be entitled An Act By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
amending chapter 57-483, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from H. B. No. 263- A bill to be entitled An Act
one hundred ten thousand (110,000) to one hundred four- relating to Columbia County; authorizing the board of
teen thousand (114,000) ; providing an effective date. public instruction to employ an attorney at a salary to be
determined by said board.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred P o P o n
to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. No. 263.cation of notice attached to House Bill
By Mr. Fagan of Alachua-
The House of Representatives thereupon determined
H. B. No. 258- A bill to be entitled An Act that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
amending chapter 59-719, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding. 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
section 1-A to change the population classification from in this Legislature.
fifty-seven thousand through fifty-seven thousand one
hundred (57,000-57,100) to seventy thousand through And the above bill was read the first time by title and
seventy-four thousand two hundred (70,000-74,200); pro- ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
viding an effective date. By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred H. B. No. 264- A bill to be entitled An Act
to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. relating to Columbia County; providing for the payment
By Mr. Fagan of Alachua of extra compensation to the chairman of the county
board of public instruction.
H. B. No. 259- A bill to be entitled An Act
amending chapter 57-983, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding Proof of Pubation of notice attached to House Bill
section 1-A to change the population classification from 264.
fifty-five thousand through seventy thousand (55,000- The House of Representatives thereupon determined
70,000) to seventy thousand through seventy-four thou- that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
sand two hundred (70,000-74,200) ; providing an effective 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
date. in this Legislature.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred And the above bill was read the first time by title and
to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Fagan of Alachua- By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
H. B. No. 260- A bill to be entitled An Act H. B. No. 265- A bill to be entitled An Act
amending chapter 57-482, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding relating to Columbia County; authorizing the county board
section 1-A to change the population classification from of public instruction to levy a tax not to exceed one (1)
one hundred ten thousand (110,000) and with one or more mill for the operation of any junior college established
counties therein having a population of fifty-five thou- in Columbia County and authorizing said board to use
sand (55,000) or more to read one hundred fourteen the one half (1/2) mill tax currently levied for the forest
thousand (114,000) and with one or more counties having ranger school for the same purpose, subject to the passage
a population of seventy-four thousand (74,000); providing of state legislation creating and establishing a junior
an effective date. college in Columbia County.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. No. 265.
By Messrs. Allsworth and Ryan of Broward- The House of Representatives thereupon determined
H. B. No. 261- A bill to be entitled An Act that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
to extend and enlarge the corporate limits of the city 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
of Fort Lauderdale. in this Legislature.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill And the above bill was read the first time by title and
No. 261. referred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section H.B. No. 266- A bill to be entitled An Act
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established N. A bill to be entitled An Act
in this Legislature. repealing chapter 24358, 1947, chapter 26361, 1949, and
in this Legislature. chapter 17869, 1937, Laws of Florida, insofar as they
And the above bill was read the first time by title and may relate to Columbia County.
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
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The House of Representatives thereupon determined By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established H. B. No. 271- A bill to be entitled An Act
in this Legislature. amending chapter 30051, Laws of Florida, 1955; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
And the above bill was read the first time by title and seventeen thousand five hundred through eighteen thou-
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. sand five hundred (17,500-18,500) to nineteen thousand
eight hundred through twenty-one thousand (19,800-21,-
By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia- 000); providing an effective date.
H. B. No. 267- A bill to be entitled An Act The bill was read the first time by title and referred
amending chapter 30264, Laws of Florida, 1955; adding to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
section 1-A to change the population classification from
seventeen thousand five hundred through eighteen thou- By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
sand five hundred (17,500-18,500) to nineteen thousand
eight hundred through twenty-one thousand (19,800- H. B. No. 272- A bill to be entitled An Act
21,000); providing an effective date. amending chapter 59-932, Laws of Florida, 1959; adding
Section 1-A to change the population classification from
The bill was read the first time by title and referred seventeen thousand five hundred through eighteen thou-
to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. sand five hundred (17,500-18,500) to nineteen thousand
eight hundred through twenty-one thousand (19,800-21,-
By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia- 000); providing an effective date.
H. B. No. 268- A bill to be entitled An Act The bill was read the first time by title and referred
amending chapter 28853, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
section 1-A to change the population classification from
seventeen thousand seven hundred fifty through eighteen By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
thousand four hundred (17,750-18,400) to nineteen thou-
sand eight hundred through twenty-one thousand (19,800- H. B. No. 273- A bill to be entitled An Act
21,000); providing an effective date. amending chapter 28631, Laws of Florida, 1953; adding
section 1-A to change the population classification from
The bill was read the first time by title and referred fifty thousand through ninety thousand (50,000-90,000)
to the Committee on Governmental Organization-Local. to sixty thousand through one hundred thousand (60,000-
By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia- 100,000) ; providing an effective date.
H. B. No. 269- A bill to be entitled An Act The bill was read the first time by title and referred
relating to Columbia County; fixing the annual salary to the committee on Governmental Organization-Local.
of the county tax assessor, county tax collector, clerk of By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
circuit court, county judge and county superintendent of
public instruction. H. B. No. 274- A bill to be entitled An Act
relating to Columbia county; amending section 2 of chap-
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill ter 27476, Laws of Florida, 1951; prescribing the duties of
No. 269. the county attorney by deleting the duties to be perform-
The House of Representatives thereupon determined ed by him for the county board of public in
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section fnin saidcot attorney vatiing certain pio pa
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established ments made to him for legal services.
in this Legislature.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
And the above bill was read the first time by title and No. 274.f ublicatoe taed e
referred to the Committee on Governmental Organization- N
Local. The House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia- 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
H. B. No. 270- A bill to be entitled An Act in this Legislature.
providing for the establishment and maintenance of a And the above bill was read the first time by title and
county law library in the county courthouse, Columbia ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
county, Florida, for the use of the judges and officers
of the several courts of said county, the county officials By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
and the public at large; and declaring the establishment H B No. 275- A bill to be entitled A Act
of said library to be a public need and for a general
county purpose; providing for a board of trustees to op- relating to Columbia county;n authorizing the board of
rate said law library and authorizing said board of trus- county commissioners to levy an annual tax not to ex-
tees to prescribe and enforce rules and regulations as to ceed one and one half (1) mills for the purpose of mak-
said library; providing for the manner of raising fund ing additions and improvements to Lake Shore hospital
and the expenditure of said funds for said library by subject to the board's approval of plans and specifica-
purchase, donations or otherwise be deemed to be held tions for such additions and improvements.
and used as a charitable public trust. Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 275.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legislature.
in this Legislature. And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills. By Mr. Turlington of Alachua-










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H. B. No. 276- A bill to be entitled An Act nally planned, the many hundreds of lives and thousands
relating to police officers' retirement fund, chapter 185. of tons of cargo lost by ships and vessels necessarily going
Florida Statutes; amending subsections (2) and (6) of sec- around the tip of Florida during the last war would have
tion 185.02, defining "average final compensation" and been saved, and
relating to aggregate number of years of service; amend-
ing section 185.09, by deleting the requirement that every WHEREAS, the island of Cuba is within ninety (90)
insurance company carrying on the business of casualty miles of the tip of Florida and recent events in that coun-
insuring, shall furnish to each city or town affected, a try indicate the ever-increasing possibility of that country
report of all premiums received by such insurer for cas- becoming a communist satellite, which would greatly en-
ualty insurance on any property located within the cor- danger the shipping of the United States and allied na-
porate limits of such municipalities; amending section tions sailing around the tip of Florida, and
185.12, relating to payment of municipal tax credit on WHEREAS, it has been firmly established that the con-
state tax; amending section 185.14, relating to contribu- struction of this project would be like driving a "golden
tions; amending subsection (2) of section 185.16, relat- spike," creating a statewide waterway system directly
ing to requirements for retirement; amending subsec- connected with the entire national inland navigation net-
tion (1) of section 185.18, relating to disability retire- work east of the Rocky Mountains, and
ment; amending section 185.19, relating to separation
from municipal service and refunds; adding section WHEREAS, this great project was first conceived in an
185.37, relating to termination of plan and distribution effort to relieve the economic stagnation of the great de-
of fund; and providing for an effective date. pression and would today provide a boon to the economic
The bill was read the first time by title and referred progress of the whole State of Florida, and
to the Committee on Pensions & Retirement. WHEREAS, the present systems of the Withlachoochee
and Ocklawaha rivers are inadequate to carry flood waters,
By Mr. Smith of DeSoto- the cross-state barge canal would provide new openings
H. B. No. 277- A bill to be entitled An Act for these streams thus greatly increasing the discharge
to amend sections 394.09, 394.10, 394.11, and 394.13-394.18 capacity and materially reducing flood damage in these
inclusive, Florida Statutes, all relating to Florida state basins, and
hospitals, by redesignating "insane asylums" as "hospi- WHEREAS, as a result of increased flood carrying ca-
tals for the mentally ill," "inmates" as "patients," "luna- pacity better conservation practices may be undertaken at
tics and insane persons" as "mentally ill persons," and upstream points thus conserving critically needed supplies
"Florida Farm Colony for Epileptic and Feeble-minded" of water for use during drought periods, and
as "Sunland Training Center"; and providing an effective
date. WHEREAS, the Barge Canal now proposed, contrary to
the old proposed Ship Canal, would provide for the im-
The bill was read the first time by title and referred pounding of many millions of gallons of water thus increas-
to the Committee on State Institutions. ing the dwindling water supply of Florida and assuring
that ground water levels will not be artificially lowered,
By Messrs. O'Neill and Chappell of Marion, Turlington and
and Fagan of Alachua, Crews of Baker, Bennett and Jones
of Bay, Thomas of Bradford, Pruitt of Brevard, Fuqua WHEREAS, the project has been endorsed by, and is
of Calhoun, Strickland of Citrus, Saunders of Clay, Beden- being actively supported by the National Rivers and Har-
baugh of Columbia, Mathews, Westberry and Stallings of bors Congress, the Mississippi Valley Association, and the
Duval, Askew and Stone of Escambia, Wadsworth of Flag- Intra-Coastal Canal Association of Louisiana and Texas,
ler, Nash of Franklin, Inman and Arrington of Gadsden, and
Lancaster of Gilchrist, Ayers of Hernando, Williams of WHEREAS, the early completion of the Canal has been
Holmes, Sims and Williams of Jackson, Anderson of Jef- e y o Waterways Commi
ferson, Land of Lafayette, Daniel and Reedy of Lake, given top priority by the Florida Waterways Committee,
Horne and tchell of Leon, Marshburn of Levy, Boyd and which represents the entire State and is familiar with
Knowles of Manatee, Askins of Nassau, Wise of Okaloosa, THall waterways proecs proposed for the State, NOW,
Ducker of Orange, Beck of Putnam, Usina of St. Johns,
Byrom of Santa Rosa, Cleveland and Frederick of Semi- BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
nole, Rowell of Sumter, McDonald of Suwannee, Roberts STATE OF FLORIDA:
of Union, Sweeny of Volusia, Russ of Wakulla, and Mrs.
Johnson of Orange. That the Congress of the United States be and it is
hereby requested to provide at the earliest possible time
H. M. NO. 278-A MEMORIAL TO THE CON- sufficient funds with which to commence construction of
GRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO PROVIDE the Cross Florida Barge Canal during the next fiscal year
SUFFICIENT FUNDS FOR COMMENCEMENT OF and that such funds be provided from time to time there-
CONSTRUCTION OF THE CROSS FLORIDA BARGE after as may be needed to pursue such project expeditiously
CANAL AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE TIME. to completion.
WHEREAS, the Florida Legislature has heretofore cre- BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this me-
ated the Florida Ship Canal Authority and the Ship Canal moral be dispatched to the President of the United States;
Navigation Districts by the respective sessions of 1953 to the President of the United States Senate; to the
and 1955, and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives; to
n each member of the ablest congressional delegation in the
WHEREAS, Congress has heretofore authorized con- United States Congress, the Florida delegation; to the Chief
struction of this project conditioned upon establishment of Engineers, Corps of Engineers, Washington, D. C., and
of economic feasibility, and to the Governor of the great State of Florida.
--was read the first time in full and ordered referred
WHEREAS, the Corps of Engineers of the United to the Committee on Resolutions & Memorials.
States Army has recently filed its report with Congress
establishing the economic feasibility of the project, and Mr. Saunders of Clay moved that House Memorial No.
278, which was referred to the Committee on Resolutions
WHEREAS, the construction is also justified as a de- & Memorials, also be referred to the Committee on Com-
fense measure and had it been so constructed when origi- merce & Reciprocal Trade.










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A roll call was ordered. Calhoun, Hill of Charlotte, Walker of Collier, Hollahan,
Eldredge and Matthews of Dade, Smith of DeSoto,
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Saunders Mathews and Stallings of Duval, Askew and Stone of
of Clay, the result was: Escambia, Wadsworth of Flagler, Miner of Hendry, Liles
Yeas: and Mann of Hillsborough, Vocelle of Indian River, Sims
and Williams of Jackson, Reedy of Lake, Scott of Lee,
Allsworth Frederick Mattox Scott, B. J. O'Neill of Marion, Scott of Martin, Saunders of Monroe,
Anderson Fuqua McAlpin Scott, W. R. Markham of Okeechobee, Ducker of Orange, Griffin of
Askew Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Sims Osceola, Russell, Holley and Loeffler of Pinellas, Chiles
Ayers Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, K.
Bedenbaugh Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C. and Griffin of Polk, Usina of St. Johns, Byrom of Santa
Boyd Hollahan Nash Stallings Rosa, Erickson of Sarasota, Rowell of Sumter, Smith of
Byrom Holley Nelson Stone Taylor, Roberts of Union, Karl of Volusia, Russ of
Carter Inman O'Neill Strickland Wakulla, Riddle of Walton, Carter of Washington and
Chaires Johnson Papy Sweeny Mrs. Johnson of Orange-
Chiles Jones Peeples Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
Cleveland Karl Pruitt Thomas, J. H. B. No. 279- A bill to be entitled An Act
Craig Knowles Reedy Turlington relating to sale of securities; repealing subsection (9) of
Crews Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Usina section 517.05, Florida Statutes, exempting from the pro-
Daniel Land Rowell Wadsworth visions of chapter 517, Florida Statutes, certain negoti-
Ducker Loeffler Russell Walker able promissory notes and commercial papers; renum-
Eldredge Mann Ryan Westberry being subsections (10) and (11) of said section.
Erickson Mathews, J. Saunders, J. A. Whitaker
Fagan Matthews, C. Saunders, S. D. Williams, R. The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
Nays: the Committee on Banks & Loans.
Askins Livingston Miner By Mr. Smith of Taylor-
Yeas-72. H. B. No. 280- A bill to be entitled An Act
amending chapter 57-518, Laws of Florida, 1957; adding
Nays-3. section 1-A to change the population classification from
e motion ws areed to, ad Hose Memorial 278 ten thousand four hundred fifteen through ten thousand
The motion was agreed to, and HouseMemor N 27 six hundred (10,415-10,600) to thirteen thousand through
was ordered also referred to the Committee on Commerce fourteen thousand (13,000-14,000) ; providing an effective
& Reciprocal Trade. date.
Mr. Daniel moved that House Memorial No. 278 be The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
withdrawn from the Committee on Resolutions & Memo- the Committee on Governmental OrganizationLo erred to
rials and remain referred to the Committee on Commerce
& Reciprocal Trade. Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that House Bill No. 27
A rl cl w d which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations
A roll call was demanded. and Finance & Taxation, be withdrawn from the Committee
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Daniel, on Appropriations and remain referred to the Committee
the result was: on Finance & Taxation.
Yeas: The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 27 was ordered withdrawn from the Committee
Mr. Speaker Byrom O'Neill Thomas,A.J.,Jr on Appropriations and remained referred to the Committee
Askins Daniel Pruitt Turlington on Finance & Taxation.
Ayers Fuqua Reedy
Bass Knowles Strickland Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that House Bill No. 152,
Beck Mitchell Sweeny which was referred to the Committees on Appropriations
Nays: and Finance & Taxation, be withdrawn from the Com-
mittee on Appropriations and remain referred to the Com-
Allsworth Griffin, B.H.,Jr. Mathews, J. Scott, B. J. mittee on Finance & Taxation.
Anderson Griffin, J.J.,Jr. Matthews, C. Scott, W. R.
Askew Hill Mattox Sims The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bedenbaugh Hollahan McAlpin Smith, K. Bill No. 152 was ordered withdrawn from the Committee
Bennett Holley McClain Smith, S. C. on Appropriations and remained referred to the Committee
Boyd Home McDonald Stallings on Finance & Taxation.
Chiles Hosford Miner Stone
Cleveland Jones Nash Thomas, J. Mr. Mathews of Duval moved that the rules be waived
Costing Karl Nelson Usina and the House revert to the order of Consideration of
Crews Lancaster Peeples Wadsworth Messages from the Senate.
Ducker Land Roberts, C. A. Walker
Eldredge Livingston Russell Westberry The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it
Erickson Loeffler Ryan Whitaker was so ordered.
Pagan Mann Saunders, J. A. Williams, J. J. as so ordered.
Frederick Marshburn Saunders, S. D. Williams, R. CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
Yeas-17. The following message from the Senate was received and
Nays-60. read:
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and Tallhassee, Florida1961
House Memorial No. 278 remained referred to the Com- April 6, 1961
mittees on Resolutions & Memorials and Commerce & The Honorable William V. Chappell, Jr.,
Reciprocal Trade. Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
By Messrs. Thomas and Roberts of Palm Beach, Tur- Sir:
lington and Fagan of Alachua, Bennett of Bay, Thomas I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
of Bradford, Allsworth and Ryan of Broward, Fuqua of Representatives that the Senate has passed-










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By Senator Ripley- Yeas-85.
S. B. No. 96- A bill to be entitled An Act Nays-3.
Excepting the Deerwood Golf Club, a corporation, of Mr. McDonald was given unanimous consent to change
Duval County, Florida, from the provisions of subsection his vote from "Yea" to "Nay."
561.34, Florida Statutes, as the same relates to the time
that a Golf Club is required to be chartered and to have So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered
been in continuous active existence and operative before certified to the Senate.
becoming entitled to a license under the provisions Mr. Whitaker, Chairman of the Committee on Work-
thereof; and also excepting the said Deerwood Golf Club men's Compensation, reported that the committee was
from the provisions of any other laws of a general, duly organized and ready to transact business.
special or local nature of the state of Florida fixing the Mr. walker was given unanimous consent to be made
time that a club is required to have been chartered or to Mr. walker was ven animou sent to be mae
have been in continuous active existence and operating a co-troducer of House Bill No. 152.
before becoming entitled to a license under subsection CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE LOCAL BILLS
11 of section 561.34, Florida Statutes. ON SECOND READING
Proof of publication attached. H. B. No. 23- A bill to be entitled An Act
relating to Lafayette County; amending subsection (3) of
-and respectfully requests the concurrence of the House Section 1, Chapter 59-742, Laws of Florida, to provide
therein, for the payment of two thousand four hundred dollars
Very respectfully, ($2,400.00) of race track funds by the Board of County
Commissioners to the City of Mayo for maintenance and
ROBT. W. DAVIS, future improvements to Lafayette County Community
Secretary of the Senate. Center and Clinic.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to Senate Bill -was taken up.
No. 96.
SMr. Land moved that the rules be waived and House
The House of Representatives thereupon determined Bill No. 23 be read a second time by title.
that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 T moio -i
of Article III of the Constitution, has been established The motion was agred to by a two-thirds vote and
in this Legislature. House Bill No. 23 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Land moved that the rules be further waived and
And Senate Bill No. 96, contained in the above mes- House Bill No. 23 be read a third time in full and placed
sage, was read the first time by title. upon its passage.
Mr. Mathews of Duval was given unanimous consent The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
to consider Senate Bill No. 96 at this time. House Bill No. 23 was read a third time in full.
Mr. Mathews of Duval moved that the rules be waived When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
and Senate Bill No. 96 be read a second time by title. result was:
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and Yeas:
Senate Bill No. 96 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R.
Mr. Mathews of Duval moved that the rules be further Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims
waived and Senate Bill No. 96 be read a third time in Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K.
full and placed upon its passage. Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J.
Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings
Senate Bill No. 96 was read a third time in full. Ayers Holley Nelson Stone
Beck Home Nichols Strickland
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny
result was: Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
Yeas: Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington
Carter Karl Reedy Usina
Mr. Speaker Erickson Mathews, J. Scott, W. R. Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle
Allsworth Fagan Matthews, C. Sims Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth
Anderson Frederick Mattox Smith, K. Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker
Arrington Fuqua McAlpin Smith, R. J. Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry
Askew Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, S. C. Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker
Askins Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Stallings Crews Mann Russell Williams, R.
Ayers Hill Mitchell Stone Daniel Markham Ryan Wise
Bass Hollahan Nash Strickland Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A.
Beck Holley Nelson Sweeny Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D.
Bennett Home O'Neill Thomas,A.J.,Jr. Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J.
Boyd Hosford Peeples Thomas, J.
Byrom Inman Pruitt Turlington Yeas-89.
Carter Johnson Reedy Usina
Chaires Jones Riddle Walker Nays-0.
Chiles Karl Roberts, C. A. Westberry
Cleveland Knowles Roberts, E. S. Whitaker So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
Costin Lancaster Rowell Williams, J. J. mediately certified to the Senate.
Craig Land Russell Williams, R. H. B. No. 24- A bill to be entitled An Act
Crews Lioevingston Ryaders J AWise relating to Lafayette County; prohibiting owners from
Ducker Markham Saunders, S.D. allowing their livestock to run at large; requiring the
Eldredge Marshburn Scott, B. J. fencing of livestock; providing for impounding of stray
livestock and sale of same after notice; providing penalty
Nays: for violation; providing for referendum.
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Mr. Land moved that the rules be waived and House Costin Karl O'Neill Smith, S.C.
Bill No. 24 be read a second time by title. Craig Knowles Papy Stallings
Crews Lancaster Peeples Stone
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Daniel Land Pruitt Strickland
House Bill No. 24 was read a second time by title. Ducker Livingston Reedy Sweeny
Eldredge Loeffler Riddle Thomas,A.J.,Jr
Mr. Land moved that the rules be further waived and Erickson Mann Roberts, C. A. Thomas, J.
House Bill No. 24 be read a third time in full and placed Fagan Markham Roberts, E. S. Turlington
upon its passage. Fuqua Marshburn Rowell Usina
Griffin, B.H.,Jr. Mathews, J. Russ Vocelle
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Griffin, J.J.,Jr. Matthews, C. Russell Wadsworth
House Bill No. 24 was read a third time in full. Hill Mattox Ryan Walker
Hollahan McAlpin Saunders, J. A. Westberry
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the Holley McClain Saunders, S. D. Whitaker
result was: Home McDonald Scott, B. J. Williams, R.
Hosford Mitchell Scott, W. R. Wise
Yeas: Inman Nash Sims
Johnson Nelson Smith, K.
Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R. Jones Nichols Smith, R. J.
Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims
Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K. Yeas-89.
Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J.
Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C. Nays-0.
Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings
Ayers Holley Nelson Stone So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
Beck Home Nichols Strickland mediately certified to the Senate.
Bedenbaugh Hosford O'eill SweenyA.J.,Jr. H. B. No. 31-- A bill to be entitled An Act
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J. relating to Washington county; creating the county de-
Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington velopment authority; providing its original membership
Carter Karl Reedy Usina and method of appointment of successors; providing rules
Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle and regulations governing meetings; providing for travel-
Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth ing expenses for members; prescribing the authority's
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker powers and duties, including the power to issue and
costin Livingston Rowell Westberry validate revenue-anticipation certificates and right of
Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker
Crews Mann Russell Williams, R. eminent domain; authorizing the county commissioners to
Daniel Markham Ryan Wise appropriate moneys to operate the authority and to levy
Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A. ad valorem tax; repealing chapter 59-1964, Laws of
Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D. Florida.
Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J.
-was taken up.
Yeas-89.
Mr. Carter moved that the rules be waived and House
Nays-0. Bill No. 31 be read a second time by title.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im- The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
mediately certified to the Senate. House Bill No. 31 was read a second time by title.
H. B. No. 25- A bill to be entitled An Act
requiring the board of county commissioners of Lafayette Mr. Carter moved that the rules be further waived and
county to place on the ballot of the next special or gen- House Bill No. 31 be read a third time in full and placed
eral election the question of whether or not a fire control upon its passage.
unit will be established in said county under sections The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
125.23-125.29, Florida Statutes; making a petition from House Bill No. 31 was read a third time in full.
owners of majority of acreage unnecessary; making it
mandatory for the county commissioners to enter agree- When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
ment with forestry board after affirmative vote; provid- result was:
ing an effective date.
-was taken up. Yeas:
Mr. Land moved that the rules be waived and House lr. Speaker Pagan Mattox Scott, W. R.
Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims
House Bill No. 25 be read a second time by title. Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J.
Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C.
House Bill No. 25 was read a second time by title. Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings
Mr. Land moved that the rules be further waived and Ayers Holley Nls Storickland
House Bill No. 25 be read a third time in full and placed Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny
upon its passage. Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Byrin Jones Pruitt Turlington
House Bill No. 25 was read a third time in full. Carter Karl Reedy Usina
Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth
result was: Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker
Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry
Yeas: Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker
Crews Mann Russell Williams, R.
Mr. Speaker Askew Bedenbaugh Carter Daniel Markham Ryan Wise
Allsworth Askins Bennett Chaires Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A.
Anderson Ayers Boyd Chiles Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D.
Arrington Beck Byrom Cleveland Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J.










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Yeas-89. Chapter 17726, 1937, Chapter 18038, 1937, Chapter 21060,
1941, Chapter 14513, 1929, Chapter 57-947, Chapter 17988,
Nays-0. 1937, Chapter 18038, 1937, Laws of Florida, insofar as
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im- they may relate to Osceola county.
mediately certified to the Senate. -was taken up.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that House Bill No. 32 be Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be waived
withdrawn from the Calendar and from further consider- and House Bill No. 39 be read a second time by title.
action of the House.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House Bill No. 39 was read a second time by title.
it was so ordered.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further
H. B. No. 33- A bill to be entitled An Act waived and House Bill No. 39 be read a third time in full
authorizing the board of county commissioners of Osceola and placed upon its passage.
county to pay a county attorney a salary in lieu of salary
and fees; authorizing said board to pay such salary from The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
either the county general fund or county road and bridge House Bill No. 39 was read a third time in full.
fund or both; repealing Chapter 30242, Laws of Florida, W t v w i
1955. When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
-was taken up. Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be waived Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims
and House Bill No. 33 be read a second time by title. Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K.
Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S.C.
House Bill No. 33 was read a second time by title. Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings
Ayers Holley Nelson Stone
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that the rules be further Beck Horne Nichols Strickland
waived and House Bill No. 33 be read a third time in full Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny
and placed upon its passage. Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington
House Bill No. 33 was read a third time in full. Carter Krl s edy U le
Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C.A. Wadsworth
result was: Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker
Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry
Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R. Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker
Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims Crews Mann Russell Williams, R.
Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K. Daniel Markham Ryan Wise
Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J. Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A.
Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S.C. Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D.
Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings Erickson Matthews, C. Scott. B .T
Ayers Holley Nelson Stone Yeas89.
Beck Home Nichols Stricklandeas
Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny Nays-0.
Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J. So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington mediately certified to the Senate.
Carter Karl Reedy Usina
Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle Without objection, consideration of House Bill No. 42
Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth was temporarily deferred.
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker
Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry H. B. No. 49- A bill to be entitled An Act
Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker repealing chapter 7333, 1917, chapter 15663, 1931, chapter
Crews Mann Russell Williams, R. 15797, 1931, chapter 15046, 1931, chapter 15608, 1931,
Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A. chapter 15947, 1933, chapter 15721, 1931, chapter 14680,
Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D. 1931, chapter 16894, 1935, chapter 15036, 1931, chapter
Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J. 14696, 1931, chapter 14697, 1931, chapter 14698, 1931,
chapter 15794, 1931, chapter 26328, 1949, chapter 30501,
Yeas-89. 1955, chapter 24026, 1947, chapter 26904, 1951, chapter
Nays-0. 27177, 1951, chapter 20662, 1941, Laws of Florida, insofar
as they may relate to Gadsden county.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate. -was taken up.
Mr. Griffin of Osceola moved that House Bills Nos. 34, 35 Mr. Inman moved that the rules be waived and House
and 37 be withdrawn from the Calendar and from further Bill No. 49 be read a second time by title.
consideration of the House. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
m House Bill No. 49 was read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was
so ordered. Mr. Inman moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 49 be read a third time in full and placed
H. B. No. 39- A bill to be entitled An Act upon its passage.
repealing Chapter 21727, 1943, Chapter 20700, 1941, Chap- .
ter 21738, 1943, Chapter 23036, 1945, Chapter 20609, 1941, The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Chapter 23058, 1945, Chapter 21739, 1943, Chapter 15962, House Bill No. 49 was read a third time in full.
1933, Chapter 15730, 1931, Chapter 17826, 1937, Chapter When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
17437, 1935, Chapter 25203, 1949, Chapter 17036, 1935, result was:










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Yeas: McClain Riddle Sims Usina
McDonald Roberts, C. A. Smith, K. Vocelle
Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R. Mitchell Roberts, E. S. Smith, R. J. Wadsworth
Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims Nash Rowell Smith, S. C. Walker
Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K. Nelson Russ Stallings Westberry
Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J. Nichols Russell Stone Williams, J. J.
Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C. O'Neill Ryan Strickland Williams, R.
Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings Papy Saunders, J. A. Sweeny Wise
Ayers Holley Nelson Stone Peeples Saunders, S. D. Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
Beck Home Nichols Strickland Pruitt Scott, B. J. Thomas, J.
Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny Reedy Scott, W. R. Turlington
Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J. Yeas-89.
Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington
Carter Karl Reedy Usina Nays-0.
Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle
Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker mediately certified to the Senate.
Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry A
Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker H. B. No. 76- A bill to be entitled An Act
Crews Mann Russell Williams, R. creating and incorporating a special tax district in High-
Daniel Markham Ryan Wise lands county to be known as the Central and Southern
Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A. Highlands county hospital district; fixing and prescribing
Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D. boundaries of district; providing for governing and ad-
Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J. ministration of same; providing and defining powers and
Yeas-89. purposes of district and board of commissioners thereof;
authorizing board to establish, contract, operate, lease and
Nays-0. maintain any hospital or clinic established and con-
structed by board in district; authorizing and providing
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im- for issuance and sale of district bonds; authorizing board
mediately certified to the Senate. to borrow money on note of district; authorizing and pro-
H. B. No. 50- A bill to be entitled An Act viding for levy and collection of taxes for payment of
repealing chapter 14680, 1931, chapter 15721, 1931, chapter said bonds and notes and interest thereon; authorizing
15947, 1933, chapter 16894, 1935, chapter 15036, 1931 and providing for levy and collection of additional taxes
chapter 14698, 1931, chapter 14696, 1931, chapter 14697, for repair and maintenance of hospital; providing for
1931, chapter 15794, 1931, chapter 59-954, chapter 25134 condemnation of property under right of eminent domain;
1 authorizing and providing generally powers and duties
1949, chapter 26577, 1951, chapter 28598, 1953, chapter of board; authorizing establishment of hospital staff and
28599, 1953, chapter 57-623, chapter 9256, 1923, chapter nursing school; providing a referendum.
13606, 1929, chapter 13605, 1929, chapter 27227, 1951, nursing school providing a referendum.
chapter 27163, 1951, chapter 28353, 1953, chapter 28360, -was taken up.
1953, chapter 28445, 1953, chapter 28525, 1953, chapter 59-
841, chapter 28579, 1953, chapter 28728, 1953, chapter Mr. Livingston moved that the rules be waived and House
28751, 1953, chapter 30099, 1955, chapter 30521, 1955, Bill No. 76 be read a second time by title.
chapter 31442, 1956, chapter 31432, 1956, chapter 31433, The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
1956, chapter 22649, 1945, chapter 28698, 1953, chapter House Bill No. 76 was read a second time by title.
30460, 1955, chapter 30097, 1955, chapter 30341, 1955,
chapter 30366, 1955, chapter 31431, 1956, chapter 31427, Mr. Livingston moved that the rules be further waived
1956, chapter 57-571, and chapter 27106, 1951, Laws of and House Bill No. 76 be read a third time in full and placed
Florida, insofar as they may relate to Gadsden county. upon its passage.
-was taken up. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Mr. Arrington moved that the rules be waived and House House Bill No 76 was read a third time in full.
Bill No. 50 be read a second time by title. When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and result was:
House Bill No. 50 was read a second time by title.
Yeas:
Mr. Arrington moved that the rules be further waived
and House Bill No. 50 be read a third time in full and Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox sott, W. R.
Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims
placed upon its passage. Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J.
House Bill No. 50 was read a third time in full. Askins Hllahan N hel Stalling. C.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the Ayers Holley Nelson Stone
result was: Beck Home Nichols Strickland
Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny
Yeas: Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
Mr. Speaker Carter Fuqua Knowles Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington
Allsworth Chaires Griffin, B.H.,Jr. Lancaster Carter Karl Reedy Usina
Anderson Chiles Griffin, J.J.,Jr. Land Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle
Arrington Cleveland Hill Livingston Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth
Askew Costin Hollahan Loeffler Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker
Askins Craig Holley Mann Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry
Ayers Crews Home Markham Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker
Beck Daniel Hosford Marshburn Crews Mann Russell Williams, R.
Bedenbaugh Ducker Inman Mathews, J. Daniel Markham Ryan Wise
Bennett Eldredge Johnson Matthews, C. Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A.
Boyd Erickson Jones Mattox Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D.
Byrom Fagan Karl McAlpin Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J.










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Yeas-89. Mr. Livingston moved that the rules be waived and House
Nays-0. Bill No. 80 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im- House Bill No. 80 was read a second time by title.
mediately certified to the Senate.
Mr. Livingston moved that the rules be further waived
H. B. No. 77- A bill to be entitled An Act and House Bill No. 80 be read a third time in full and
creating and incorporating a special tax district in High- placed upon its passage.
lands county, to be known as "The Highlands county hos-
pital district"; fixing and prescribing boundaries of dis- The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
trict; providing for governing and administration of House Bill No. 80 was read a third time in full.
same; providing and defining powers and purposes of dis-
trict and board of commissioners thereof; authorizing When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
board to establish, contract, lease, operate and maintain result was
any hospital established and constructed by board in Yeas:
district; authorizing and providing for issuance and sale
of district bonds; authorizing board to borrow money on Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R.
note of district; authorizing and providing for levy and Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims
collection of taxes for payment of bonds and notes and Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K.
interest thereon; authorizing and providing for levy and Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J.
Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C.
collection of additional taxes for repair and maintenance Askens Hollahan Nash Stallings
of hospital; providing for condemnation of property under Ayers Holley Nelson Stone
right of eminent domain; providing powers and duties of Beck Home Nichols Strickland
board; authorizing establishment of hospital staff and Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny
nursing school; providing a referendum. Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
-was taken up. Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington
Carter Karl Reedy Usina
Mr. Livingston moved that the rules be waived and House Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle
Bill No. 77 be read a second time by title. Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry
House Bill No. 77 was read a second time by title. Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker
Crews Mann Russell Williams, R.
Mr. Livington moved that the rules be further waived Daniel Markham Ryan Wise
and House Bill No. 77 be read a third time in full and Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A.
placed upon its passage. Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D.
Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 77 was read a third time in full. Yeas-89.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the Nays-0.
result was So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
Yeas: mediately certified to the Senate.
Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R. H. B. No. 89- A bill to be entitled An Act
Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims relating to the George E. Weems Memorial Hospital in
Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K. Franklin county; authorizing the creation of a bank ac-
Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J. count for reimbursement of patients by check for over-
Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C. payments and setting limits of said account; authorizing
Askins Hollahan Nsh Stallings the superintendent of said hospital to sign checks on said
Beck Horne Nichols Strickland account and providing for bond of said superintendent;
Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny providing effective date.
Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J. -was taken up.
Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington Mr. Nash moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
Carter Karl Reedy Usina
Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle No. 89 be read a second time by title.
Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C.A. Wadsworth The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker
Costing Livingston Rowell Westherry House Bill No. 89 was read a second time by title.
Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker Mr. Nash moved that the rules be further waivd and
Daniel Markham Russell Williamse R. House Bill No. 89 be read a third time in full and placed
Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A. upon its passage.
Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D.
Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 89 was read a third time in full.
Yeas-89. When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
Nays-0. result was:

So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im- Yeas
mediately certified to the Senate. Mr. Speaker Beck Chiles Eldredge
Allsworth Bedenbaugh Cleveland Erickson
H. B. No. 80- A bill to be entitled An Act Anderson Bennett Costin Pagan
abolishing the city of Avon Park police officers' retirement Arrington Boyd Craig Fuqua
fund and providing for the distribution of such fund. Askew Byrom Crews Griffin, B.H.,Jr.
Askins Carter Daniel Griffin, J.J.,Jr.
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Hollahan Mathews, J. Roberts, C. A. Strickland count for payment of employee salaries for said hospital;
Holley Matthews, C. Roberts, E. S. Sweeny authorizing the superintendent of said hospital to sign
Home Mattox Rowell Thomas,A.J.,Jr. checks on said account and providing for bond of said
Hosford McAlpin Russ Thomas, J. superitendent; providing an ffective date
Inman McClain Russell Turlington superintendent; providing an elective date.
Johnson McDonald Ryan Usina -was taken up.
Jones Mitchell Saunders, J. A. Vocelle
Karl Nash Saunders, S. D. Wadsworth Mr. Nash moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
Knowles Nelson Scott, B. J. Walker No. 93 be read a second time by title.
Lancaster Nichols Scott, W. R. Vestberry
Land O'Neill Sims Whitaker The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Livingston Papy Smith, K. Williams, R. House Bill No. 93 was read a second time by title.
Loeffler Peeples Smith, R. J. Wise
Mann Pruitt Smith, S. C. Mr. Nash moved that the rules be further waived and
Markham Reedy Stallings House Bill No. 93 be read a third time in full and placed
Marshbum Riddle Stone upon its passage.
Yeas-89. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Nays-0. House Bill No. 93 was read a third time in full.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im- When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
mediately certified to the Senate. result was:
Without objection, consideration of House Bill No. 90 Yeas:
was temporarily deferred. Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R.
H. B. No. 92- A bill to be entitled An Act Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims
relating to Franklin county; abolishing justice of the Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K.
relating to Franklin county; abolishing justice of the Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. IcDonald Smith, R. J.
peace districts; providing for a referendum; providing Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C.
an effective date. Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings
Ayers Holley Nelson Stone
-was taken up. Beck Home Nichols Strickland
Mr. Nash moved that the rules be waived and House Bill Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny
Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
No. 92 be read a second time by title. Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington
House Bill No. 92 was read a second time by title. Chares K wles Reidde V le
Mr. Nash moved that the rules be further waived and Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C.A. Wadsworth
House Bill No. 92 be read a third time in full and placed Costin Livingston Rowell NtestSerry
upon its passage. Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and ael Marham Russell Wiias
House Bill No. 92 was read a third time in full. Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S.D.
Wenuth vote wrickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J.
result was:
Yeas-89.
Yeas:
Nays-0.
Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R. Nays-0.
Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered
Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K. immediately certified to the Senate.
Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J.
Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C. H. B. No. 96- A bill to be entitled An Act
Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings relating to Franklin county; providing for allocation of
Ayers Holley Nelson Stone race track funds received by said county pursuant to
Beck Home Nichols Strickland chapter 550, Florida Statutes; providing for an effective
Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny date.
Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J. -was taken up.
Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington
Carter Karl Reedy Usina Mr. Nash moved that the rules be waived and House
Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle Bill No. 96 be read a second time by title.
Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry House Bill No. 96 was read a second time by title.
Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker
Crews Mann Russell Williams, R. Mr. Nash moved that the rules be further waived and
Daniel Markham Ryan Wise House Bill No. 96 be read a third time in full and placed
Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A. upon its passage.
Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D.
Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
House Bill No. 96 was read a third time in full.
Yeas-89.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill
Nays-0. the result was:
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im- Yeas:
mediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 93- A bill to be entitled A At Mr. Speaker Askew Bedenbaugh Carter
B. No. 93- A bill to be entitled An Act Allsworth Askins Bennett Chaires
relating to the George E. Weems Memorial Hospital in Anderson Ayers Boyd Chiles
Franklin county; authorizing the creation of a bank ac- Arrington Beck Byrom Cleveland










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Costin Karl O'Neill Smith, S. C. So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
Craig Knowles Papy Stallings mediately certified to the Senate.
Crews Lancaster Peeples Stone
Daniel Land Pruitt Strickland H. B. No. 108- A bill to be entitled An Act
Ducker Livingston Reedy Sweeny fixing the salary of the deputy supervisor of registration
Eldredge Loeffler Riddle Thomas,A.J.,Jr. for Monroe county, and providing the fund out of which
Erickson Mann Roberts, C.A. Thomas, J. the salary shall be paid; providing effective date.
Fagan Markham Roberts, E. S. Turlington
Fuqua Marshburn Rowell Usina -was taken up.
Griffin, B.H.,Jr. Mathews, J. Russ Vocelle
Griffin, J.J.,Jr. Matthews, C. Russell Wadsworth Mr. Saunders of Monroe moved that the rules be waived
Hill Mattox Ryan Walker and House Bill No. 108 be read a second time by title.
Hollahan McAlpin Saunders, J. A. Westberry
Holley McClain Saunders, S. D. Whitaker The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Home McDonald Scott, B. J. Williams, R. House Bill No. 108 was read a second time by title.
Hosford Mitchell Scott, W. R. Wise
Inman Nash Sims Mr. Saunders of Monroe moved that the rules be fur-
Johnson Nelson Smith, K. their waived and House Bill No. 108 be read a third time
Jones Nichols Smith, R. J. in full and placed upon its passage.
Yeas-89. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Nays-0. House Bill No. 108 was read a third time in full.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im- When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
mediately certified to the Senate. result was:
H. B. No. 103- A bill to be entitled An Act Yeas:
establishing a magistrate court in western Palm Beach Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W.R.
county; providing for the appointment and election of a Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims
judge and fixing his compensation and term of office; pro- Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K.
viding for the powers and jurisdiction of said court; Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J.
providing quarters for said court and the furnishing of Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C.
certain expenses by the county commission; providing for Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings
process, records, clerk and rules of procedure; and pro- Beck Hoe Nichols Strickland
viding effective date of the act. Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny
-was t n uBennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
-ws taken up. Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
Mr. Roberts of Palm Beach moved that the rules be Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington
waived and House Bill No. 103 be read a second time Carter Karl Reedy Usina
by title. Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle
y title. Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Cleveland Land Roberts, E. Walker
House Bill No. 103 was read a second time by title. Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry
Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker
Mr. Roberts of Palm Beach moved that the rules be Crews Mann Russell Williams, R.
further waived and House Bill No. 103 be read a third Daniel Markham Ryan Wise
time in full and placed upon its passage. Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, .
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J.
House Bill No. 103 was read a third time in full. Yeas-89.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the Nays-0.
result was:
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
Yeas: mediately certified to the Senate.
Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R. Mr. Papy moved that House Bill No. 109 be withdrawn
Allsworth uqua McAlpin Sms K. from the Calendar and referred to the Committee on
Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R.J. Governmental Organization-Local.
Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings House Bill No. 109 was ordered withdrawn from the
Ayers Holley Nelson Stone
Beck Home Nichols Strickland Calendar and referred to the Committee on Govern-
Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny mental Organization-Local.
Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr. H. B. No. 113- A bill to be entitled An Act
Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington relating to DeSoto county; providing for the distribution
Carter Karl Reedy Usina of additional dog race track tax funds; appropriating said
Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle funds in proportionate parts of two-thirds (%) of such
Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth funds to the largest city in said county and one-third (1/3)
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker to the county board of public instruction; providing for
Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry payment of certain municipal bonds from said funds and
Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker declaring the same to be for a state and county purpose.
Crews Mann Russell Williams, R.
Daniel Markham Ryan Wise
Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A. -was taken up.
ldrickson Matthews, C. Saunders, SB.J. Mr. Smith of DeSoto moved that the rules be waived
and House Bill No. 113 be read a second time by title.
Yeas-89.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
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Mr. Smith of DeSoto moved that the rules be further Smith, R. J. Sweeny Vocelle Williams, R.
waived and House Bill No. 113 be read a third time in Smith, S. C. Thomas,A.J.,Jr, Wadsworth Wise
full and placed upon its passage. Stallings Thomas, J. Walker
Stone Turlington Westberry
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Strickland Usina Whitaker
House Bill No. 113 was read a third time in full. Yeas-89.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the Nays-0.
result was:
: So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
Yeas: mediately certified to the Senate.
Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R. H. B. No. 117- A bill to be entitle A Act
Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin $ims B No117 A bllto be entitled An Act
Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K. relating to the city of Arcadia, DeSoto county, amending
Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J. section 21 of chapter 5080, Laws of Florida, 1901, as
Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C. amended by article IV of the amended charter of said city
Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings recorded in the office of the secretary of state in munici-
Ayers Holley Nelson Stone pal charter book I, pages 387-392; providing for a refer-
Beck Home Nichols Strickland endum.
Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny
Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr. -was taken up.
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington Mr. Smith of DeSoto moved that the rules be waived
Carter Karl Reedy Usina and House Bill No. 117 be read a second time by title.
Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle
Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker House Bill No. 117 was read a second time by title.
Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry
Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker Mr. Smith of DeSoto moved that the rules be further
Crews Mann Russell Williams, R. waived and House Bill No. 117 be read a third time in
Daniel Markham Ryan Wise full and placed upon its passage.
Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A.
Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J. House Bill No. 117 was read a third time in full.
Yeas-89. When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill
Nays-0. the result was:
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im- Yeas:
mediately certified to the Senate. Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R.
Allsworthli Fuqua McAlpin Sims
H. B. No. 115- A bill to be entitled An Act Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K.
relating to DeSoto county; fixing the annual salary of Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R.J.
the superintendent of public instruction of said county; Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C.
providing an effective date. Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings
Ayers Holley Nelson Stone
-was taken up. Beck Home Nichols Strickland
Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny
Mr. Smith of DeSoto moved that the rules be waived Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
and House Bill No. 115 be read a second time by title. Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Carter Karl Reedy Usina
House Bill No. 115 was read a second time by title. Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle
Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth
Mr. Smith of DeSoto moved that the rules be further Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker
waived and House Bill No. 115 be read a third time in Costin Livingston Rowell ivestberry
full and placed upon its passage. Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker
Crews Mann Russell Williams, R.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Daniel Markham Ryan Wise
House Bill No. 115 was read a third time in full. Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A.
Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J.
result was:
Yeas-89.
Yeas:
Nays-0.
Mr. Speaker Crews Knowles O'Neill
Allsworth Daniel Lancaster Papy So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
Anderson Ducker Land Peeples mediately certified to the Senate.
Arrington Eldredge Livingston Pruitt
Askew Erickson Loeffler Reedy H. B. No. 118- A bill to be entitled An Act
Askins Pagan Mann Riddle relating to the city of Arcadia, DeSoto county; amending
Ayers Fuqua Markham Roberts, C. A. the amended charter of the city of Arcadia, adopted May
Beck Griffin, B.H.,Jr. Marshburn Roberts, E. S. 10, 1921, by creating Article IIIA authorizing the city
Bedenbaugh Griff, J.J.,Jr. Mathes, J. Rowell council to fix the compensation of all city officers and
Boyd Hollahan Mattox Russell employees; repealing conflicting provisions of Chapter
Byrom Holley McAlpin Ryan 5080, Laws of Florida, 1901, and of the said amended
Carter Home McClain Saunders, J. A. Chapter of 1921; providing for a referendum.
Chaires Hosford McDonald Saunders, S. D.
Chiles Inman Mitchell Scott, B. J. -was taken up.
Cleveland Johnson Nash Scott, W. R.
Costin Jones Nelson Sims Mr. Smith of DeSoto moved that the rules be waived
Craig Karl Nichols Smith, K. and House Bill No. 118 be read a second time by title.










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The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Nelson Rowell Smith, R. J. Vocelle
House Bill No. 118 was read a second time by title. Nichols Russ Smith, S. C. Wadsworth
O'Neill Russell Stallings Walker
Mr. Smith of DeSoto moved that the rules be further Papy Ryan Stone Westberry
waived and House Bill No. 118 be read a third time in Peeples Saunders, J. A. Strickland Whitaker
full and placed upon its passage. Pruitt Saunders, S. D. Sweeny Williams, R.
Reedy Scott, B. J. Thomas,A.J.,Jr. Wise
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Riddle Scott, W. R. Thomas, J.
House Bill No. 118 was read a third time in full. Roberts, C. A. Sims Turlington
Roberts, E. S. Smith, K. Usina
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was: Yeas-89
Yeas: Nays-0
Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R. So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims mediately certified to the Senate.
Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K.
Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J. H.B. No. 121- A bill to be entitled An Act
Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C. relating to the city of Arcadia, DeSoto county; amending
Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings section 1, chapter 16308, Laws of Florida, 1933, by pro-
Ayers Holley Nelson Stone viding for the imposition of a license tax by the city of
Beck Home Nichols Strickland Arcadia upon occupations, businesses and professions en-
Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny gaged in within its corporate limits; providing for a
Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr. referendum.
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington -was taken up.
Carter Karl Reedy Usina
Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle Mr. Smith of DeSoto moved that the rules be waived and
Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth House Bill No. 121 be read a second time by title.
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker
Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker House Bill No. 121 was read a second time by title.
Crews Mann Russell Williams, R.
Daniel Markham Ryan Wise Mr. Smith of DeSoto moved that the rules be further
Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A. waived and House Bill No. 121 be read a third time in full
Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D. and placed upon its passage.
Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J.
Yeas-89. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Yeas8. House Bill 121 was read a third time in full.
Nays-0. When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im- result was:
mediately certified to the Senate. Yeas:
H. B. No. 119- A bill to be entitled An Act
abolishing the Arcadia drainage district of DeSoto coun- M. Seaker Faga McAln s, R
ty; providing for the cancellation of outstanding tax cer- Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K.
tificates of the district and repealing chapter 6999, Laws Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J.
of Florida, 1915, chapters 7459 and 7460, Laws of Florida, Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C.
1917. Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings
Ayers Holley Nelson Stone
-was taken up. Beck Horne Nichols Strickland
Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny
Mr. Smith of DeSoto moved that the rules be waived and Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
House Bill No. 119 be read a second time by title. Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
Byromn Jones Pruitt Turlington
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Carter Karl Reedy Usina
House Bill No. 119 was read a second time by title. Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle
Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth
Mr. Smith of DeSoto moved that the rules be further Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S Walker
waived and House Bill No. 119 be read a third time in full Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry
and placed upon its passage. Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker
Crews Mann Russell Williams, R.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Daniel Markham Ryan Wise
House Bill No. 119 was read a third time in full. Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A.
Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J.
result was: Yeas89
Yeas:
Nays-0
Mr. Speaker Chaires Griffin, J.J.,Jr. Livingston
Allsworth Chiles Hill Loeffler So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
Anderson Cleveland Hollahan Mann mediately certified to the Senate.
Arrington Costin Holley Markham
Askew Craig Home Marshburn Without objection, consideration of House Bill No. 131
Askins Crews Hosford Mathews, J. was temporarily deferred.
Ayers Daniel Inman Matthews, C.
Beck Ducker Johnson Mattox
Bedenbaugh Eldredge Jones McAlpin H.B. No. 135- A bill to be entitled An Act
Bennett Erickson Karl McClain relating to Flagler County; creating a commission to col-
Boyd Fagan Knowles McDonald lect and preserve certain historical material; providing
Byrom Fuqua Lancaster Mitchell the method of selection, membership, term of office, meet-
Carter Griffin, B.H.,Jr. Land Nash ings and duties of said commission; providing for pay-










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ment of expenses of said commission and securing of When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
suitable space to house historical materials, result was:
-was taken up. Yeas:
Mr. Wadsworth moved that the rules be waived and Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W.R.
House Bill No. 135 be read a second time by title. Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims
Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R.J.
House Bill No. 135 was read a second time by title. Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C.
Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings
Mr. Wadsworth moved that the rules be further waived Ayers Holley Nelson Stone
and House Bill No. 135 be read a third time in full and Beck Home Nichols Strickland
placed upon its passage. Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny
Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
House Bill No. 135 was read a third time in full. Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington
Carter Karl Reedy Usina
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle
result was: Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker
Yeas: Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry
Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker
Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R. Crews Mann Russell Williams, R.
Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims Daniel Markham Ryan Wise
Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K. Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A.
Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J. Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D.
Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C. Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J.
Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings
Ayers Holley Nelson Stone Yeas-89
Beck Home Nichols Strickland
Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny Nays-0
Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J. So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington mediately certified to the Senate.
Carter Karl Reedy Usina
Chaires Knowles Riddle Voelle H. B. No. 149- A bill to be entitled An Act
Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth relating to the board of county commissioners of Jackson
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker county, Florida; authorizing said board to pay certain
Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry moneys to Jackson county port authority; declaring the
Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker same to be for a county purpose and providing an effective
Crews Mann Russell Williams, R. date.
Daniel Markham Ryan Wise
Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A. -was taken up.
Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D.
Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J. Mr. Sims moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 149 be read a second time by title.
Yeas-89 The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
Nays-0 House Bill No. 149 was read a second time by title.
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im- Mr. Sims moved that the rules be further waived and
mediately certified to the Senate. House Bill 149 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
H. B. No. 139- A bill to be entitled An Act
repealing chapter 27025, 1951, chapter 57-725, chapter The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
28385, 1953, chapter 28709, 1953, chapter 30079, 1953, House Bill No. 149 was read a third time in full.
chapter 30183, 1955, chapter 57-529, chapter 57-950, When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
chapter 57-952, chapter 57-2029, chapter 57-951, chapter result was:
57-978, chapter 57-949, chapter 59-791, chapter 59-568,
chapter 59-836, chapter 59-611, chapter 15947, 1933, chap- Yeas:
ter 16236, 1933, chapter 15721, 1931, chapter 14680, 1931, Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R.
chapter 16894, 1935, chapter 15033, 1931, chapter 14696, Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims
1931, chapter 14697, 1931, chapter 14698, 1931, chapter Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K.
15794, 1931, chapter 16128, 1933, chapter 26328, 1949, Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J.
chapter 30501, 1955, chapter 25553, 1949, chapter 24026, Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C.
1947, chapter 28713, 1953, and chapter 19471, 1939, Laws Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings
of Florida, insofar as they may relate to Jackson county. Ayers Holley Nelson S atone
Beck Home Nichols Strickland
-was taken up. Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny
Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
Mr. Williams of Jackson moved that the rules be waived Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
and House Bill No. 139 be read a second time by title. Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington
Carter Karl Reedy Usina
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle
House Bill No. 139 was read a second time by title. Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker
Mr. Williams of Jackson moved that the rules be further Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry
waived and House Bill No. 139 be read a third time in full Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker
an pe uo is as e Crews Mann Russell Williams, R.
and placed upon its passage. Daniel Markham Ryan Wise
Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D.
House Bill No. 139 was read a third time in full. Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J.










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Yeas-89 When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Nays-0
Yeas:
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
mediately certified to the Senate. Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R.
Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims
H. B. No. 150- A bill to be entitled An Act Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K.
creating the Chipola dormitory authority in Jackson Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J.
county; providing for the appointment of members of the Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C.
authority and its powers and duties; prescribing the Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings
method of financing improvements. Ayers Holley Nelson Stone
method o financing Beck Home Nichols Strickland
-was taken up. Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny
Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
Mr. Williams of Jackson moved that the rules be waived Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
and House Bill No. 150 be read a second time by title. Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington
Carter Karl Reedy Usina
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle
House Bill No. 150 was read a second time by title. Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker
Mr. Williams of Jackson moved that the rules be further Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry
waived and House Bill No. 150 be read a third time in full Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker
and placed upon its passage. Crews Mann Russell Williams, R.
Daniel Markham Ryan Wise
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A.
House Bill No. 150 was read a third time in full. Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D.
Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Yeas: Nays-0.

Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R. So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered imme-
Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims diately certified to the Senate.
Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K. H. B. No. 153 A bill to be entitled An Act
Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J.
Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C. to amend chapter 29446, special acts of 1953 (said chap-
Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings ter 29446 being the act creating the city of Plantation,
Ayers Holley Nelson Stone Broward county, Florida), as amended, the present
Beck Horne Nichols Strickland amendment to provide for the regulation and control of
Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny the construction, building or establishment of docks,
Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr. wharves, bulkheads, seawalls, boat basins and prome-
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J. nades; and to own and acquire same by purchase, emin-
Byrom ones Pruitt Turlingto ent domain, or any other lawful manner; to provide for
Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle the construction or repair of sidewalks, bulkheads, sea-
Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C.A. Wadsworth walls and promenades by abutting property owners; and
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker to provide that the cost of the construction, building,
Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry establishment or repair of bulkheads and seawalls shall
Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker be paid for by the property owners benefited thereby by
Crews Mann Russell Williams, R. assessing the cost of same against abutting property
Daniel Markham Ryan Wise owners, and said assessments shall remain liens upon
Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A. lands against which assessed until paid, in accordance
Ecresoge Mathews, C. Surtt S. with the procedure as set forth by section 58 of the char-
ter of the city of Plantation.
Yeas-89.
-was taken up.
Nays-0.
Mr. Ryan moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered imme- No. 153 be read a second time by title.
diately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
H. B. No. 151- A bill to be entitled An Act House Bill No. 153 was read a second time by title.
relating to Jackson county; authorizing the board of coun-
ty commissioners of Jackson county to expend money for Mr. Ryan moved that the rules be further waived and
the care and maintenance of any part or all of Graham House Bill No. 153 be read a third time in full and placed
air base, and to develop, improve, own, lease or otherwise upon its passage.
utilize Graham air base, Jackson county. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
--was taken up. Bill No. 153 was read a third time in full.
Mr. Sims moved that the rules be waived and House Bill When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
No. 151 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and eas:
House Bill No. 151 was read a second time by title. Mr. Speaker Bedenbaugh Costin Fuqua
Allsworth Bennett Craig Griffin, B.H.,Jr.
Mr. Sims moved that the rules be further waived and Anderson Boyd Crews Griffin, J.J.,Jr.
House Bill No. 151 be read a third time in full and placed Arrington Byrom Daniel Hill
upon its passage. Askew Carter Ducker Hollahan
Askins Chaires Eldredge Holley
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Ayers Chiles Erickson Home
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Inman McAlpin Rowell Sweeny diately certified to the Senate.
Johnson McClain Russ Thomas,A.J.,Jr.
Jones McDonald Russell Thomas, J. H. B. No. 155- A bill to be entitled An Act
Karl Mitchell Ryan Turlington to amend chapter 29446, special acts of 1953 (said chap-
Knowles Nash Saunders, J. A. Usina ter 29446 being the act creating the city of Plantation,
Lancaster Nelson Saunders, S. D. Vocelle Broward county, Florida), as amended, to provide for the
Land Nichols Scott, B. J. Wadsworth regulation and control of the use and occupancy of all
Livingston O'Neill Scott, W. R. Walker
Loeffler Papy Sims Westberry the waters, waterways, water bottoms, wharves, docks
Mann Peeples Smith, K. Whitaker and piers located in the corporate limits of the city of
Markham Pruitt Smith, R. J. Williams, R. Plantation, and to impose and enforce adequate penal-
Marshburn Reedy Smith, S. C. Wise ties for violations of such regulations.
Mathews, J. Riddle Stallings
Matthews, C. Roberts, C. A. Stone -was taken up.
Mattox Roberts, E. S. Strickland
Mr. Ryan moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
Yeas-89. No. 155 be read a second time by title.
Nays-0. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered imme- Bill No. 155 was read a second time by title.
diately certified to the Senate. Mr. Ryan moved that the rules be further waived and
H. B. No. 154- A bill to be entitled An Act House Bill No. 155 be read a third time in full and placed
to amend chapter 29446, special acts of 1954 (said chap- upon its passage.
ter 29446 being the act creating the city of Planta- The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
tion, Broward county, Florida), as amended, section 47, Bill No. 155 was read a third time in full.
to provide that the city treasurer shall be appointed from
among members of the city council by the mayor, with the Wh3n the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
approval of the city council; and providing that said result was:
city traesurer shall be the custodian of all the moneys of Yeas:
the city, and shall keep and preserve the same in such
manner and in such place, or places, as shall be deter- Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W.R.
mined by the city council. Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims
Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K.
-was taken up. Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J.
Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C.
Mr. Allsworth moved that the rules be waived and House Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings
Bill No. 154 be read a second time by title. Ayers Holley Nelson Stone
Beck Home Nichols Strickland
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny
Bill No. 154 was read a second time by title. Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
Mr. Allsworth moved that the rules be further waived Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington
and House Bill No. 154 be read a third time in full and Carter Karl Reedy Usina
placed upon its passage. Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle
Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker
House Bill No. 154 was read a third time in full. Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry
Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the Crews Mann Russell Williams, R.
result was: Daniel Markham Ryan Wise
Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A.
Yeas: Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S.D.
Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J.
Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R.
Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims Yeas-89.
Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K.
Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J. Nays-0.
Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C.
Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered imme-
Ayers Holley Nelson Stone diately certified to the Senate.
Beck Horne Nichols Strickland
Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny H. B. No. 156- A bill to be entitled n Act
Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr. to amend chapter 29446, special acts of 1953 (said chap-
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J. ter 29446 being the act creating the city of Plantation,
yrom ington Broward county, Florida), as amended, the present
Carter Karl Reedy Usina
Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle amendment relating to and having as its purpose the ad-
Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth edition to, consolidation, establishment, confirmation and
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker definite delineation of the present boundaries of the city
Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry of Plantation, Broward county, Florida; and the present
Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker amendment further providing that the city of Plantation
Crews Mann Russell Williams, R. shall have the right and power to extend its corporate
Daniel Markham Ryan Wise boundaries in accordance with the procedure provided by
erdge Ma Saunders, S. the applicable general statutes of the state of Florida, as
Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J. they now exist or as the same may from time to time be
amended.
Yeas-89.
-was taken up.
Mr. Allsworth moved that the rules be waived and House
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered imme- Bill No. 156 be read a second time by title.










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The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R.
House Bill No. 156 was read a second time by title. Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims
Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K.
Mr. Allsworth moved that the rules be further waived Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R.J.
and House Bill No. 156 be read a third time in full and Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C.
placed upon its passage. Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings
Ayers Holley Nelson Stone
i: Beck Horne Nichols Strickland
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny
Bill No. 156 was read a third time in full. Bennett Inman Papy ThomasA.J.,Jr.
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington
result was: Carter Karl Reedy Usina
Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle
Yeas: Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker
Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry
Mr. Speaker Fagan Mattox Scott, W. R. Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker
Allsworth Fuqua McAlpin Sims Crews Mann Russell Williams, R.
Anderson Griffin, B.H.,Jr. McClain Smith, K. Daniel Markham Ryan Wise
Arrington Griffin, J.J.,Jr. McDonald Smith, R. J. Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A.
Askew Hill Mitchell Smith, S. C. Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D.
Askins Hollahan Nash Stallings Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J.
Ayers Holley Nelson Stone
Beck Home Nichols Strickland Yeas-89.
Bedenbaugh Hosford O'Neill Sweeny
Bennett Inman Papy Thomas,A.J.,Jr. Nays-0.
Boyd Johnson Peeples Thomas, J.
Byrom Jones Pruitt Turlington So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im-
Carter Karl Reedy Usina mediately certified to the Senate.
Chaires Knowles Riddle Vocelle
Chiles Lancaster Roberts, C. A. Wadsworth INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Cleveland Land Roberts, E. S. Walker
Costin Livingston Rowell Westberry Mr. Hollahan introduced twelve students from Dade
Craig Loeffler Russ Whitaker County Junior College, Miami, accompanied by Dr.
Crews Mann Russell Williams, R. Charles H. Walker, Dean of Students.
Daniel Markham Ryan Wise
Ducker Marshburn Saunders, J. A. Mr. O'Neill introduced students from Central Florida
Eldredge Mathews, J. Saunders, S. D. Junior College, Ocala, accompanied by Miss Patterson,
Erickson Matthews, C. Scott, B. J. sponsor.
Yeas-89. REPORT OF
Nays-0. THE COMMITTEE ON RULES & CALENDAR
The following report of the Committee on Rules &
So the bill passed, title as stated, and was ordered im- Calendar was received:
mediately certified to the Senate.
April 6, 1961
H. B. No. 157- A bill to be entitled An Act
to amend chapter 29446, special acts of 1953 (said chapter The Honorable William V. Chappell, Jr.,
29446 being the act creating the city of Plantation, Brow- Speaker of the House of Representatives.
ard county, Florida), as amended, said amendment to pro- Sir:
vide authority to the city of Plantation to regulate the
use of all recreational facilities; to lease and concession Your Committee on Rules & Calendar begs leave to
any of such recreational facilities, or parts thereof, at report and recommend the rules hereto attached as the
any time to private persons, corporations or associations Rules of the 1961 House of Representatives.
for public purposes, and to grant or license concessions
thereon for the sale of goods, wares and merchandise; The Committee further recommends the printing for
to lease from others or to others, including public bodies, distribution to Members of the House of 600 copies of
any and all recreational facilities for public purposes, said Rules, bound in a suitable manner for convenient
and to enter into contracts with others for the joint opera- use, together with a list of the Members of the House,
tion of recreational facilities, precedents of the House, and a list of the Standing Com-
mittees and their membership, the appropriate title
-was taken up. pages, and an index of the Rules.
Mr. Ryan moved that the rules be waived and House In a meeting assembled for the purpose of formulating
Bill No. 157 be read a second time by title. and recommending the Rules of the House, upon a mo-
tion to adopt the Rules, the vote of the Committee was
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and as follows:
House Bill No. 157 was read a second time by title.
Ayes: Messrs. Home, Boyd, Arrington, Chaires, Chiles,
Mr. Ryan moved that the rules be further waived and Crews, Cleveland, Daniel, Fagan, Fuqua, Lancaster, Liv-
House Bill No. 157 be read a third time in full and ingston, O'Neill, Papy, Rowell, Scott, Stone, Strickland,
placed upon its passage. Sweeny, Westberry, and Whitaker.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Nays: None.
House Bill No. 157 was read a third time in full.
Respectfully submitted,
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was: MALLORY E. HORNE,
Chairman, Committee on
Yeas: Rules & Calendar.









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eOne 6. Employees and attaches shall perform the duties
allotted to them by custom or rule of the
Hours of employ- House or by order of the Speaker. House
OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES ment and duties
of employee dtes stenographers not specially assigned shall
be under the supervision of a head to be
1. A Speaker and a Speaker pro tempore shall be designated by the committee on Personnel. House stenog-
elected at the beginning of each regular raphers shall be at all times subject to the requisition
Election of Session of the House of Representatives.
Speaker and They are to continue in office until their of the Chairman or Acting Chairman of any House Com-
Speaker pro
tempore successors are chosen and qualified or mittee, for the performance of the official business of the
until the expiration of their term, which- House. All attaches and employees of the House shall
ever shall first occur. They shall take an oath to sup- remain on duty at all times while the House is in ses-
port the Constitution of the United States and of the sion. When the House is not in session they shall observe
State of Florida, and for the true and faithful discharge the same hours of employment as regular capitol em-
of their duties of office to the best of knowledge and ployees; provided, that any committee may require a
ability, stenographer to attend its meetings at any time. House
stenographers may be required to write letters for Mem-
2. In all cases of ballot, a majority of the votes given bers of the House when same does not interfere with
Electshall be necessary to an election. Where their doing the official work of the House which has been
Election by there shall not be such a majority on the allotted to them.
first ballot, the ballots shall be repeated
until a majority be obtained. If, however, no one be 7. If employees are absent without prior permission,
elected on the first three ballots, then the names after save for just cause, they shall be dropped
the top two in number of votes received on the third absence of from the payroll or forfeit compensation
tally of the votes shall be dropped and the House shall employees with- for the period of absence as the Commit-
ballot on the two names remaining. In all balloting, blank out permission tee on Personnel may determine.
ballots shall be rejected and not taken into the count Rule TWO
in enumeration of votes reported by the teller.
THE SPEAKER
3. There shall be a Chief Clerk who shall be elected
for a period of two years, pursuant to the 1. The Speaker shall take the Chair on every legis-
Chief Clerk provisions of Section 11.15, Florida lative day at the hour to which the House
Statutes, and shall keep the Chief Clerk's office open dur- Calling the shall have adjourned, call the Members
ing and between sessions of the legislature on a perma- Houset oer; and to order, and upon the appearance of a
nent basis. A permanent staff of assistants shall be ap- the Journal quorum, proceed to business. The Journal
pointed to efficiently transact such business as assigned, of the preceding legislative day shall be
or required by law or by rules of the House, during and corrected, approved by the Speaker, attested by the Chief
between sessions of the legislature. The Clerk shall take Clerk, and filed in the permanent records of the House.
an oath to support the Constitution of the United States The Speaker shall sign all Acts, Resolutions, Writs, War-
and of the State of Florida, and for the true and faithful rants and Subpoenas of, or issued by order of, the House.
discharge of the duties of office to the best of knowledge He shall have general control of the Chamber of the
and ability. House and of the corridors and passages, and in case of
disturbance or disorderly conduct in the galleries or
4. The Speaker shall, with the advice and consent lobby, may cause the same to be cleared.
of the members, designate the Sergeant-
Designation and at-Arms. The Speaker shall employ the 2. The Speaker shall preserve decorum and order,
Dismissal of may speak to points of order in prefer-
Employees Chaplain, Postmaster and all other em- may speak to points of order in prefer-
ployees of the House. The Speaker shall Speaker pre- ence to other Members, and shall decide
have the right to dismiss any employee or attache of the serves order all questions of order, subject to appeal
on floor. to the House by any Member, on which
House and pay of such employee or attache shall stop Determines to the House by any Member, on which
on the day of dismissal. points of appeal no Member shall speak more than
order once, unless by permission of the House,
5. No employee or attache of the House shall, directly and no other business shall be in order
or indirectly interest or concern himself until the question on appeal shall have been decided.
bidden to loys or herself with the passage or considera- The Member taking the appeal shall have the right to
tion of any measure whatsoever. If any open the debate and speak five minutes in closing the
employee or attache so interest or concerns himself or debate. Upon the taking of any appeal the form of the
herself with any measure it shall be grounds for summary question to be put shall be, "Shall the decision of the
dismissal. Chair be sustained?"









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3. The Speaker shall have general control of the second reading. The committee to which such bill or
Speaker's Chamber of the House, and of the corri- resolution was referred, together with the report of same,
control of dors, passages and rooms in that part of shall be stated under the title of each bill.
Chamber,
corridors, the Capitol assigned to the use of the 3. Messages shall be transmitted to the Governor or
and rooms House. Messages the Senate by the Chief Clerk.

4. The Speaker shall not be required to vote in ordi- 4. The complete Journal at the close of the session
nary legislative proceedings other than shall be bound together under the super-
heSpeakers on final passage of a bill or resolution, Permanent Journal vision of the Chief Clerk and when ap-
except where his vote would be decisive. proved by the Speaker and attested to by the Chief
In all aye and nay votes, the Speaker's name shall be Clerk, shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of
called last. State, as the official Journal of the House of Repre-
5. The Speaker shall have the right to name any sentatives.
Member to perform the duties of the 5. The Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk shall report
Shaker pro Chair, but such substitution shall not ex- as soon as the bills referred have been
tend beyond one legislative day. In his Bills for engrossed or enrolled, and all bills shall
absence and omission to make such appointment, the Engrossing and
Speaker Pro Tempore shall act. Enrolling be disposed of in the order in which they
Speaker Pro Tempore shall act. were referred, except when bills are or-
6. The Speaker shall appoint such select committees dered to be engrossed immediately for certification to
Appoint as may be necessary or authorized by the Senate under waiver of the rules then such last
select Housementioned bills shall have precedence.
committees the House.
Rule Three Rule Four
THE CLERK SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
1. All questions of order and decision thereon shall There shall be a Sergeant-at-Arms and it shall be his
Chief Clerk be noted and recorded in the Journal. The duty, with the help of assistants, to attend the House
Chief Clerk shall sign all bills, acts and during its sittings, to maintain order under the direction
resolutions passed by the House, together with all writs, of the Speaker or other presiding officer in the Chair;
orders and process emanating therefrom. He shall perform t e t c o t
all duties which have heretofore devolved upon the Chief to execute the commands of the Speaker and of the
Clerk by custom. The Chief Clerk is required to ex- House, and all processes issued by authority thereof,
amine all local bills to determine whether or not the directed to him and subject always to the approval of
the Speaker; to have charge of all property of the House
same are accompanied by proof of publication of notice,
and to distribute the expendable materials of the House
or whether the same contains a proper referendum. All and to distribute the expendable materials of the
employees of the Chief Clerk's office shall be under his to Members of the House for their official use; to cause
to be distributed daily sufficient number of Journals and
direction. He shall not permit local bills unaccompanied
Calendars of the House to supply the demands of the
by proof of publication of notice or not containing a i r -
House and its Members; to comply with any order or
proper referendum, as required by Section 21 of Article
resolution of the House; to have supervision of the pages,
III of the Constitution of the State, to be read or other- i
doorkeepers, janitors, messengers, and mailing clerks of
wise entertained, but the same shall be returned to the House;, t of
the House; to have general charge of the gallery of the
introducer. The Chief Clerk shall be the ex officio En- -
House provided for the public and maintain order there-
rolling Clerk, and it shall be the duty of the Speaker tohere-
SC, nd it s b t in; to make requisition for blanks and printed stationery
appoint a capable and efficient person to serve as Enroll- mae require an d dstri e
ing Clerk. which may be required by the House and distribute the
same on request of the Members; to purchase for the
2. The Chief Clerk shall cause to be printed the daily use of the House, unless otherwise ordered, all articles
Calendar of the House, and shall divide which shall be ordered by the House to be provided for
Daily Calendar the same into three separate parts with the use of the House, which are to be purchased, and
appropriate headings. In the first division and under the rent or otherwise secure any articles which are to be
first heading shall, as favorably reported, be placed House rented or provided when so ordered by the House, and
Bills and Joint Resolutions of a general nature; under to perform any special duty which may be required by
the second heading shall be placed Senate Bills of a order or resolution of the House, or the Speaker thereof
general nature; under the third division shall be placed in the exercise of his lawful authority. The Committee
House and Senate bills of a local nature. In each of said on House Administration shall have supervision over
divisions all bills and joint resolutions shall be arranged the work of the Sergeant-at-Arms. All communications
so as to show (1) those on third reading; (2) those on coming to the House of Representatives, either by mes-









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sengers or Committees, shall be accompanied by the 7. Any Member, having answered roll call (taken
Sergeant-at-Arms, who shall approach the Well of the either orally or by the voting machine)
House and address the Chair. The presiding officer of embers Deemed at the opening of any daily session, or
the House shall recognize the Sergeant-at-Arms, who who enters after roll call and announces
should state briefly his reasons for appearing at the Well his presence to the House, shall thereafter be deemed as
of the House. Whereupon the presiding officer shall present unless leave of absence is obtained from the
appropriately receive the message or Committee report, Speaker.
except the Speaker may in his discretion suspend the 8. Any Member obtaining leave of absence, and hav-
provisions contained in this rule with reference to mes- possession any papers relating
sages during the last ten days of the regular session. Members on to the business before the House, shall
Leave
Rule Five leave these with the Chief Clerk before
MEMBERS departing from the Capitol.
1. Every Member who shall be in the Chamber when 9. In cases of contest for a seat in the House, notice
a question is put, when he is not excluded setting forth the grounds of such contest
Excuse of by interest, shall give his vote, unless the Grounds for shall be given by the contestant to the
Members from Contest
voting House, by unanimous consent shall excuse House within three calendar days after
him. Any Member desiring to be excused the House first convenes, and in such case, the contest
on any question shall make application to that effect shall be determined by a majority vote as speedily as
before the calling of the yeas and nays, and such appli- reasonably possible.
cation shall be accompanied by a brief statement of rea-
sons, and shall be decided without debate. Rule SiX
2. No Member living in any county in which any State COMMITTEES
institution is located shall be appointed a
Investigatingitio i i 1. At the commencement of each regular session of
Committee member of any select committee to visitthe Legislature, the Speaker shall
such institution for the purpose of investi- Standing he membership of these stand om
gating and reporting its condition and needs. Committees the membership of these standing com-
mittees:
3. No Member shall be permitted to explain his vote
during a roll call, but may reduce his ex- Agrcuture
Explanation planation to writing of not more than 200 Appropriations
words and, when filed with the Chief Banks & Loans
Clerk, the same shall be spread upon the Journal. Citrus
Citrus
4. The Speaker shall announce to the House all re- Claims
quests of Members to be excused from Commerce & Reciprocal Trade
xcuse from attendance on the House for any stated Congressional Apportionment
periods; and unless objection thereto is Constitutional Amendments
made by any Member, the request shall be deemed Drainage & Water Conservation
granted and such fact shall be noted on the Journal. If Education-Higher Learning
objection be made, a vote of the House shall be required Education-Public Schools
on such request. No Member shall absent himself from Elections
attendance on the House for more than two consecutive Executive Communications
days without compliance with this Rule, and any Mem- Finance & Taxation
ber offending against this Rule shall forfeit his compen- Forestry
station for the period he is absent without leave. Game & Fresh Water Fish
5. When any Member shall be guilty of a breach of Governmental Organization-Local
either the Rules or orders of the House Governmental Organization-State
Brach of he may be required by the House, on Hotels & Restaurants
RulesHouse Administration
motion, to make satisfaction therefore, and House Administration
shall not be allowed to speak or vote except by way of Industrial Development
excuse, until he has done so. Insurance
Judiciary A
6. No Member shall be permitted to vote, or to serve Judiciary B
on any committee, or any question where Judiciary C
onteft of his private rights are immediately con- Judiciary D
cerned, distinct from public interest. Labor









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Legislative Apportionment group the standing committees in such manner as to
Livestock provide each with an opportunity to meet without con-
Mental Health flict of its members with the meetings of other committees
Military & Veterans Affairs to which they have been appointed. During the first 30
Motor Vehicles & Carriers calendar days of the regular legislative session, the com-
Oil, Phosphate & Minerals mittees shall have reserved to them the following days
Pensions & Retirement and hours of meeting:
Personnel GROUP ONE: 5:30-7:00 P.M. Monday, Wednesdays
Public Amusements and Thursdays.
Public Health
Public Lands & Parks Banks & Loans
Public Printing Education-Higher Learning
Public Roads & Highways Education-Public Schools
Public Safety Elections
Public Utilities Judiciary D
Public Welfare Mental Health
Resolutions & Memorials GROUP TWO: 7:30-9:00 A.M. Monday and Thurs-
Rules & Calendars days.
Salt Water Conservation
State Advertising Agriculture
State Correctional Institutions Claims
State Institutions Motor Vehicles & Carriers
Statutory Revision Pensions & Retirement
TemperancePublic Amusements
Workmen's Compensation Temperance
Each committee shall consist of not less than five GROUP THREE: 3:30-5:30 P.M. Monday, Tuesday,
nor more than twenty-seven members, one of whom Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
shall be designated by the Speaker as Chairman and Appropriations
another as Vice Chairman. Finance & Taxation
Committees shall meet on the call of the Chairman; Judiciary A
or, in his absence, the Vice Chairman, or, upon the Judiciary B
written request of three or more members of the com- GROUP FOUR: 2:00-3:30 P.M. Monday, Tuesdays
mittee to the remaining members. and Thursdays.
2. The Chairman, or in his absence, the Vice Chair-
man, shall cause to be given at least two Citrus
Notioduce to hours prior notice in writing to the intro- Drainage & Water Conservation
Introduces ducer of any bill to be considered by a Insurance
committee, and any House bill or resolution reported Hotels & Restaurants
unfavorably by any committee without such notice to Judiciary C
and an opportunity to be heard having been given to its Public Health
introducer, shall be recomitted to the committee report- Public Safety
ing the same unfavorably upon the point of order being GROUP FIVE: 2:00-3:30 P.M. Friday.
made within three (3) days after such report is printed
in the Journal. This privilege shall also extend to any Commerce & Reciprocal Trade
Member, not an introducer, who has given the Chairman Labor
written notice of his desire to be heard on a specific bill, Military & Veterans Affairs
provided such notice shall have been given at least two Public Lands & Parks
hours prior to the committee meeting. The committee State Correctional Institutions
to which the bill or resolution is thus committed shall Statutory Revision
proceed to reconsider it and shall report on it as if GROUP SIX: 7:30-9:00 A.M. Tuesday, Wednesdays
originally referred. This Rule shall also apply to Senate and Fridays.
bills and resolutions.
3. Committees shall dispatch as expeditiously as rea- Congressional Apportionment
sonably possible and proper the public Constitutional Amendments
Committee business assigned them. For the purpose Governmental Organization-Local
Meetings of facilitating this, the Speaker shall Governmental Organization-State










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Legislative Apportionment 4. Every bill, joint resolution, resolution and memo-
Public Roads & Highways rial referred to a committee or commit-
Time of tees shall be reported back before the
GROUP SEVEN: 2:00-3:30 P.M. Monday Reporting expiration of 14 calendar days from the
5:30-7:00 P.M. Tuesday date of its reference, unless otherwise ordered by the
c E y House, except that no bill shall be withdrawn under this
Rule from the Committee on Appropriations or the Com-
Forestry mittee on Finance & Taxation or the Committee on Con-
Industrial Development stitutional Amendments during the first 30 calendar days
Livestock of the session. Failure to report a bill, joint resolution,
Oil, Phosphate & Minerals resolution or memorial within the prescribed period shall
Public Printing entitle any Member to request that the bill, joint resolu-
State Advertising tion, resolution or memorial be placed on the Calendar
State Institutions together with notation of this reason for its withdrawal
Salt Water Conservation from the committee. It shall be the duty of standing
committees to report all measures referred to them either
GROUP EIGHT: 2:00-3:30 P.M. Wednesday and Fri- (a) favorably, (b) favorably with committee amend-
days. ment, (c) with Committee Substitute as defined in these
Executive Communications Rules, or (d) unfavorably, but never "without recom-
Game & Fresh Water Fish mendation."
Public Utilities 5. Each report of a committee shall contain the action
Public Welfare of the committee on the bill or other
Resolutions & Memorials style of Reports measure being transmitted, together with
and Committee
Workmen's Compensation Voting (a) the time and place of the meeting at
which the action was taken, (b) the
GROUP NINE: On call of the Chairman. name and address of each person addressing the com-

Rules & Calendar mittee relative to the measure and, if any agent, the
interest represented, and (c) the vote of each member
The Committee on Rules & Calendar shall provide a of the committee on each motion, (other than proce-
schedule of days and hours for the meeting of committees dural), bill, resolution or amendment acted upon. The
after completion of the initial 30 days of the session. Chief Clerk shall enter upon the Journal the action of
the committee, but the entry shall not include those
Committees shall regularly meet in the room assigned the o itte t rev ously enuerated in this
for their use by the Sergeant-at-Arms, and notice of such tons of the report preo e erate
Rule as Sections (a), (b), (c). After the report has
assignment shall be posted permanently on a bulletin been file ith the hief ler as roie in the
been filed with the Chief Clerk as provided in these
board provided for this purpose in the public corridor rule i l the convenient inspti
rules, it shall be preserved for the convenient inspection
leading into the Chamber of the House. A list of each ,
of the public during the legislative session and afterwards
day's regular committee meetings, together with notice delivered to the Secr y of
delivered to the Secretary of State.
of special meetings when these shall have been given to
the Chief Clerk in writing by 4:30 P.M. of the preceding No member of a committee shall be allowed under
legislative day, shall appear at the head of the daily any circumstances to vote by proxy. A majority of all
calendar. Saturday meetings shall be announced in the the committee members present shall agree by their
Friday Calendar when no Calendar is printed for Satur- votes upon the disposition of any bill or other matter
day. Notice of regular and special meetings shall also considered by the committee. A member shall be ex-
be given in writing by the Chairman, or by the person pected to attend all meetings of a committee to which he
authorized to call a meeting in his absence, to each has been appointed. Failure to attend two consecutive
member of the committee. regular meetings, unless excused from attendance in the
House on those days as provided in these Rules, or by
The Committee Chairman may arrange with the the Chairman of the Committee shall constitute auto-
Sergeant-at-Arms for evening or other special meetings, matic withdrawal from the committee and create a va-
No committee shall meet while the House is in session cancy. Upon notification by the Chairman of the Com-
without special leave, except the Committee on Rules mittee, the Speaker shall make appointments to such
& Calendar. vacancies.
All meetings of all committees shall be open to the 6. All matters referred to committees shall be re-
public at all times, subject always to the power and ported from said committees by bill,
authority of the Chairman to maintain order and Recommitting resolution or otherwise with their rec-
decorum.After Rep ommendations thereon, and after such










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proper report no bill, resolution or other matter shall tion of a similar measure (an original and five exact
be recommitted to any committee except by a two-thirds copies for bills).
vote of the Members present and voting.
8. In all cases the House may resolve itself into a
7. All favorable reports (signed by the Chairman, or, Committee of the Whole House, and in
S in his absence, the Vice Chairman) of mmittee of such event the Speaker shall leave the
Reports and
Substitutes committees on bills, joint resolutions, res- Chair after appointing a chairman to pre-
olutions and memorials shall be made on side, who shall, in case of disturbance or disorderly con-
forms furnished by the Sergeant-at-Arms and delivered duct in the galleries or lobby, have power to cause same
to the Chief Clerk by 4:30 P.M. of each legislative day to be cleared. Bills committed to a Committee of the
at the desk designated therefore by the office of the Chief Whole House shall be read and debated, or amended,
Clerk. These reports must be accompanied by the original by clauses or sections, leaving the title or preamble to
bill, joint resolution, resolution or memorial, and the be last considered. The body of said bill shall not be
titles thereof shall be entered on the Calendar (at the interlined or defaced, but all amendments denoting the
appropriate reading) and on the Journal, together with page and line shall be entered by the Chief Clerk, who
the statement that the same was reported favorably by shall be Clerk of the Committee of the Whole House, on
the committee of reference. Each report by a committee separate paper, as the same shall be agreed to by the
must set forth the exact title of the measure, the name Committee, and so reported to the House. After report,
and county of the introducer (or introducers) and, if the bill or other matter may be again debated and shall
amendments are proposed by the committee, amend- be subject to be again amended by clauses or sections.
ments shall be numbered serially and typewritten in The quorum for a Committee of the Whole House shall
full. All unfavorable reports (signed by the Chairman, or be the same as for the House, and when the Committee
in his absence, the Vice Chairman), of committees on of the Whole House shall rise, the roll shall be called to
bills, joint resolutions, resolutions and memorials shall ascertain the presence of a quorum of the House. No bill
be returned to the Chief Clerk in the same manner set or resolution may be considered by the Committee of
forth for making favorable reports. All bills, joint reso- the Whole House except by a two-thirds vote unless
lutions, resolutions and memorials reported unfavorably same has first been considered by the appropriate stand-
shall be laid on the table but upon motion of any Mem- ing Committee of the House. In the event the appropriate
ber, adopted by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Members standing Committee should report such bill or resolution
present, the same may be taken from the table. unfavorably, then no such bill or resolution shall receive
a favorable report of the Committee of the Whole House
No committee shall file a report unless the committee except by a two-thirds vote of the Committee of the
has met formally at an authorized time and place. If any Whole House. If a bill or resolution has been reported
matter is reported on the basis of a poll of the committee favorably by the appropriate Committee a majority of
such matters shall be re-referred to the committee upon the members of the Committee of the Whole House may
a point of order. report the bill favorably.

A committee may, in reporting a bill, joint resolution, 9. The presentation of reports of committees of con-
resolution, or memorial, draft a new measure, embracing ference shall always be in order, except
the same general subject matter, to be returned to the C"nference when the House is voting on any propo-
House with the recommendation that the substitute be sition. After House conferees on any bill
considered in lieu of the original measure (or measures). or resolution in conference between the House and Sen-
The substitute measure must be accompanied by the ate shall have been appointed for seven calendar days
original measure referred to the committee and returned and shall have failed to make a report, it is hereby de-
to the Chief Clerk in the same manner as the favorable dared to be a motion of the highest privilege to move
reporting of any other measure. When the original meas- to discharge said House conferees and to appoint new
ure is reached upon the Calendar, the substitute shall conferees, or to instruct said House conferees; and, fur-
be read a first time by title. The motion then shall be their, during the last six calendar days allowed under
(by the Chairman or a member of the committee offer- the Constitution for any regular session, it shall be a
ing the substitute) to take up the substitute in the place privileged motion to move to discharge, appoint, or in-
of the original. At the moment that the House agrees by struct House conferees after House conferees shall have
majority vote to take up the substitute, then the original been appointed 36 hours without having made a report.
shall be regarded as automatically tabled in the same There shall accompany every conference report a state-
manner as a measure unfavorably reported. The substi- ment sufficiently explicit to inform the House what effect
tute shall carry the identifying number (or numbers) such amendments or propositions will have upon the
of the original, and shall be returned to the Chief Clerk measures to which they relate. Upon presentation of the
in the same number of copies required for first introduc- report of a conference committee, the vote first shall be










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upon the acceptance for consideration of the report and BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
second upon the recommendations contained in the report STATE OF FLORIDA:
severally. When any bill or joint resolution is referred (3 spaces)
to a conference committee and the conferees on the part Section 1......................................
of the House report inability to agree, no action of the (sections double spaced)
House taken prior to such reference to a conference com-
mittee shall preclude further action on said measure as Sc
Section 2. ............................................
the House may determine.
10. Witnesses subpoenaed to appear before the House
or its committees shall be paid as follows: The original and five copies of each measure must be
or its committees shall be paid as follows:
Fees for or each day a witness shall attend, the backed with a blue jacket of the type furnished by the
Witnesses for each day a witness shall attend, the
witnesses s o seen doars or eh ie heSergeant-at-Arms. On these jackets shall be inscribed the
sum of seven dollars; for each mile he
last name (unless there be more than one Member of the
shall travel in coming to or going from the place of ex-
same last name from a county) and county of the intro-
amination, by the nearest practical route the sum of s l
ducer (or introducess, and enough of the title for
seven and one-half cents each way; but nothing shall i
identification.
be paid for traveling when the witness has been sum-
moned at the place of hearing. Forms of Bills. All bills shall be introduced in an
Rule Seven original and five exact copies. They shall contain a proper
title, as defined in Section 16 of Article III of the Consti-
BILLS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS tution, and the enacting clause, "Be it enacted by the
1. Except where specifically provided otherwise, where Legislature of the State of Florida." The title of each bill
"bill" is used in these Rules, it shall be shall be prefaced by the words, "A Bill to be Entitled an
"Bill" Stands understood that bill, joint resolution, con- Act," wherever the title appears on the text of the bill.
for all
Legislation current resolution, resolution or memorial There shall be attached inside the original bill an original
may be meant, and five (6 altogether) exact copies of a title sheet (forms
r1^ i A furnished by the Sergeant-at-Arms) stating in full the
2. General form. All bills, resolutions and Memorials fri rr i i f
shall, to be acceptable for introduction, be exact title. Two types of title sheets shall be provided,
Forms of one for local bills which have been advertised and the
Measure typewritten, mimeographed, or printed, all
Measure typeie ior r second for all other bills. Each title sheet shall bear the
in a type size of pica or larger and all of
last name (unless there be more than one Member of
the color of black, without erasure or interlineation, on a stame unless terean on
sheet of paper of the common legal size (81/ by 14 the same last name from a county) and coun
Sintroducer (or introducers).
inches). The lines shall be double spaced, the original (or
first copy) shall be on stout bond paper, and the remain- Form of local bills. All local bills either, as required
ing copies of typewritten matter shall be on paper of by Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution, must
good grade. The copies must be exact duplicates of the embody provisions for a ratifying referendum (stated in
original. The top margin shall be at least two and one- the title as well as in the text of the bill) or be accompa-
half (21/) inches and the bottom margin shall be at nied by an affidavit of proper advertisement. Forms of
least one inch or more. Left and right margins shall be affidavit shall be obtained from the Sergeant-at-Arms.
one and one-half (11/2) inches or more. The measure Local bills which have been advertised shall be intro-
shall be aligned on the page substantially according to duced with their title stated in full on a special title sheet
the following form: furnished by the Sergeant-at-Arms. The regular title
(Center) sheet for general bills shall be used for all other local
bills.
A BILL
Form of joint resolutions. All joint resolutions shall be
(3 spaces)
introduced in an original and seven exact copies. They
TO BE ENTITLED shall contain the resolving clause, "Be it resolved by the
(3 spaces) Legislature of the State of Florida". Each joint resolu-
tion shall be prefaced by the words, "A Joint Resolution
(Indent 5 spaces from outside margin)
proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the State
AN ACT .................................... of Florida". No title sheet shall be required for joint reso-
S*..................................... ...... lutions. Jacket shall be attached to the original and five
(title single spaced) copies of each resolution. The two remaining unbacked
copies shall be attached to the inside of the original copy
of the resolution by paper clip for introduction.
(3 spaces) Forms of memorials. All memorials-these express the









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opinion of the Legislature to the Congress of the United 5. The introduction of bills and other measures requir-
States-shall be introduced in an original and seven exact ing legislative action shall be in the order
Identification
copies. They shall contain the resolving clause, "Be it those are received at the desk of the Chief
resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida." No Clerk. They shall be serially numbered as introduced,
title sheet shall be required for memorials. Jackets shall without differentiation in number as to type. The Chief
be attached to the original and five copies of each memo- Clerk shall mark the original copy of each measure as
rial. The two remaining unbacked copies shall be attached will insure its identification, and each page thereof, as the
to the inside of the original copy of the memorial by item introduced in order to prevent unauthorized or
paper clip for introduction, improper substitutions therefore. This identification may
be by the use of machines as used in banks for validating
Form of House and Concurrent resolutions. All House or cancelling checks or other documents, or by the use
resolutions and all concurrent resolutions shall be intro- of any other device to accomplish the purpose of this rule.
duced in an original and seven exact copies. They shall Any such device so used shall be used by and at all times
contain a proper title, and a resolving clause. In the case shall be in the custody of the Chief Clerk and its use by
of House resolutions, this shall be, "Be it resolved by the any person not authorized by this rule shall be prohibited.
House of Representatives." Concurrent resolutions em-
body this clause, "Be it resolved by the House of Repre- 6. Whenever any bill, memorial, concurrent resolu-
sentatives, the Senate concurring." Jackets shall be tion, or joint resolution of the House of
attached to the original and five copies of each resolution. Companion Representatives shall be reached on the
The two remaining unbacked copies shall be attached to measures Calendar of the House for consideration,
the inside of the original resolution by paper clip for either on second or third reading, and there shall be also
introduction. Where copies of House resolutions are pending on the Calendar of the House a companion meas-
directed in the resolution to be furnished any person ure already passed by the Senate, it shall be in order to
after adoption, these shall be prepared only by the Chief move that the Senate companion measure be substituted
Clerk of the House. The Secretary of State shall pre- and considered in lieu of the House bill, memorial, con-
pare certified copies only on concurrent resolutions after current resolution, or joint resolution. Such motion may
their adoption. be adopted by a majority vote, provided the Senate meas-
3. To facilitate the process of committee reference, all ure is on the same reading, otherwise the motion shall be
bills and other measures for introduction to waive the rules by two-thirds vote and take up and
Introduction shall be delivered to the Chief Clerk no read such Senate measure. A companion measure shall
later than 12:00 Noon preceding the regular Order of In- be in the identical words as the measure for which it is
production and Reference of Bills of the following legis- being substituted. At the moment the House passes the
lative day. This rule may be waived only upon unani- Senate companion measure, then the original House meas-
mous consent, the motion for which shall not be enter- ure shall be regarded as automatically tabled. Recommit-
tained unless the movant thereof shall have first notified ment of a House bill shall automatically carry with it any
the House orally, not less than 30 minutes preceding the Senate companion bill then on the calendar.
motion, of his intention to move for the waiver of this
rule so as to have introduced a specific bill or bills spon- 7. Bills, memorials and resolutions (joint, House or
scored by him. The adoption of such motion shall be con- concurrent) may be introduced by The
strued as reverting the House to the Order of Introduc- ebyd Legislative Council without further spon-
tion and Reference of Bills solely for the reception of council sorship by a Member of the House. Such
said Bill or Bills for formal introduction and reference. measures shall have first been approved
During the last 7 days.of the Legislative session this rule for introduction by the Legislative Council. It shall be
may be suspended or altered by resolution originating in the duty of the Co-Chairman on the part of the House of
the committee on Rules and Calendar. Representatives of any select committee of The Legisla-
tive Council, under whose consideration the subject mat-
4. Upon introduction, all bills not local in application ter arose, to submit such measure in the name of The
Printing and all joint resolutions (including com- Legislative Council to the Chief Clerk of the House for
mittee bills and committee substitute introduction in regular order. In the absence of any such
bills) shall be printed for the information of the House Co-Chairman, it shall be submitted by the Member of
and the public. Unless otherwise ordered by the House the House who is Chairman or Vice-Chairman of the
or the Speaker, there shall be printed 600 copies of each Council.
such measure. The Chief Clerk shall furnish the copy for
all such printing. This printing of bills shall be inde- When any such measure is reached upon the Calendar,
pendent of the legislative process, and the absence of a it shall be the duty of the Member, whose duty it was to
printed copy shall not delay the progress of any measure submit the same for introduction, to make all necessary
at any stage of the legislative process, motions to steer the same to final roll call.









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In the event of an unfavorable report by the committee 3. As bills, resolutions and memorials shall be read
to which such measure was referred, it shall be the duty for the first time, the Speaker shall refer
of the Member whose duty it was to submit the same for Reference these either to a committee or to the
introduction, to move that such measure be placed upon Calendar, as elsewhere provided in these
the Calendar, the unfavorable report of the committee Rules. The titles and references thereof and the nature
to the contrary notwithstanding, and the Journal shall of any documents referred shall be publicly announced
show that the motion is made pursuant to this rule. and entered on the Journal.
8. Papers of a miscellaneous nature addressed to the 4. All bills or joint resolutions shall be referred by
House may, at the discretion of the the Speaker to an appropriate commit-
iscellaneous Speaker, be read, noted in the Journal Reference of tee, except when the bill or joint resolu-
or filed with an appropriate committee. ls oint tion either is strictly local in nature or is
resolutions tion either is strictly local in nature or is
When the reading of a paper other than one upon which being introduced by a committee whose
the House is called to give a final vote is demanded, and jurisdiction embraces the subject of the bill, in which
the same is objected to by any Member, it shall be deter- event said bill shall be referred to the Calendar. A bill
mined without debate by a majority vote of the House. is local in nature if it does not alter a law of general
SEit application throughout the state and affects only one
Rule Eight
county.
ORDER OF BUSINESS AND CALENDAR 5. All resolutions, other than joint resolutions, and
1. The House shall meet each legislative day, except memorials, shall be referred by the
Saturday and Sunday, at 10:00 A.M. and Reference of Speaker to a standing committee, except
Sessions of adjourn at 1: 00 P.M. during the first 30 Resolutions, that resolutions on organization at the
the House Memorials;
calendar days of the session. The time and exception. beginning of a session and of condolence
days for convening and adjourning during the remainder or congratulation and those originating
of the session shall be determined by the House. in a committee of proper jurisdiction may be taken up
at time of introduction without reference upon motion
2. The daily order of business shall be as fol- a o
Daily Order adopted by majority vote.
Daily Order lows:
of Business 6. The Speaker shall not (except as provided in this
1. Roll Call rule) refer a bill or joint resolution to
2. Prayer Reference to more than one standing committee unless
3. Correction of the Journal more than one directed otherwise by the House upon
4. Motions relating to Committee References motion adopted by majority vote.
5. Receiving of Communications
6. Introduction and Reference of House bills, joint 7. All bills carrying appropriations, except claim bills,
resolutions, House resolutions, concurrent reso- shall be referred to the Committee on
lutions and memorials Keference to Appropriations, and all bills dealing with
7. Consideration of messages from the Senate Committee on tax matters, so as to increase, decrease,
7. Consideration of messages from the Senate Appropriations
8. Report of standing committees and Committee on alter, impose or remove a tax, shall be
9. Report of select committees Finance & Taxation referred to the Committee on Finance
10. Matters on reconsideration & Taxation, but in addition such bills may
11. Special Orders be referred to one other standing committee in the dis-
(1) Regularly, Senate concurrent resolutions, creation of the Speaker. If the original bill reported
memorials, general bills, and joint resolu- favorably by a committee other than the Committees on
tions on Wednesdays for at least two hours. Appropriations or Finance & Taxation did not call for
an appropriation or deal with a tax matter, and an
(2) Otherwise, as individually determined by
(2) Otherwise, as individually determined by amendment, offered either from the floor or by the re-
the Committee on Rules & Calendar or by
the Committee on Rules & Calendar or by porting committee and adopted, does call for an appro-
the House.
12. Unfinished business priation or deal with a tax matter, then the bill with
12. Unfinished business
amendment may, in the discretion of the Speaker, be
13. Consideration of House resolutions; concurrentthe Committee on Appropriations or the Co
resolutions and memorials referred to the Committee on Appropriations or the Com-
14. Consideration of bills and joint resolutions on mittee on Finance & Taxation, whichever is appropriate.
third reading The bill, if then reported favorably, shall be returned at
15. Consideration of bills and joint resolutions on the same reading as when referred.
second reading 8. When the Speaker has referred a bill or joint
Within each order of business matters shall be con- resolution, any Member may, during that
sidered in the order in which they appear on the daily day at any time, but no later than under
calendar. the Order of Business of "Motions Relating to Committee









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Reference" on the succeeding Legislative day, move for 11. Each concurrent resolution or memorial shall re-
reference to a different committee and this proposed with- ceive two readings on two separate days
drawal from the committee of original reference shall be Reading of con- previous to a voice vote upon adoption,
decided by the House by a majority vote of those voting, current resolu unless two-thirds of the Members present
tions and
except that where such proposed withdrawal is from the memorials, decide otherwise. If the reading on the
Committee on Appropriations or the Committee on Con- second day be dispensed with by this
stitutional Amendments, the same shall be decided by a waiver, then the concurrent resolution or memorial may
two-thirds vote of the Members present. The question be read the second time by title only.
of proper reference may be raised at any time by a com-
mittee claiming jurisdiction, and this shall be decided 12. Each House resolution shall be read by title only
by a majority vote of those voting. No bill or joint reso- upon introduction. Each House resolution
lution may be withdrawn from a committee and placed Reading of then shall be read an additional time in
House Resolu-
upon the Calendar, under this rule, except by a two- tions full before the question is put on adop-
thirds vote. tion by voice vote.

Where a bill has been referred to two or more com- 13. Upon the third reading of any bill or joint reso-
mittees, a motion may be made to withdraw it from any lution, it shall not be committed (save
committee to which it has been so referred, and where Referral or to the Committees on Appropriations or
Postponement F
the effect of such motion is to withdraw it from a com- on Third Reading Finance and Taxation under this Rule) or
mittee, thus leaving the bill in a committee and not plac- amended, except as to title, without con-
ing it on the Calendar, such proposed withdrawal shall be sent of two-thirds of the Members voting, nor shall the
decided by a two-thirds vote of members present. vote on passage be postponed to a day certain without the
consent of a majority of those voting.
9. Papers of a miscellaneous nature addressed to the
House may, at the discretion of the 14. A general bill or joint resolution may be consid-
Reference of ered out of its regular order on the
papers of mis- Speaker, be read, noted in the Journal ered out of its order on the
cellaneous nature or filed with an appropriate committee. oBildertion Calendar upon unanimous consent ob-
of regular order tained in the following manner. The
Member moving the House for such
10. Each bill or joint resolution shall receive three unanimous consent shall have, prior to the entertainment
separate readings on three separate days of such motion first orally given the membership not
Reading of previous to a vote upon final passage un- less than 15 minutes notice of his intention to so move
options lesstwo-thirds of the Members present which said notice shall specify the number of the bill or
decide otherwise. (Constitution: Article joint resolution and its position on the Calendar. The
III, Section 17-"Every bill shall be read
III, Section 17Every bill shall be read moving Member shall be allowed one (1) minute upon
by its title, on its first reading, in either house, unless the entertainment of such motion to explain his pupo
the entertainment of such motion to explain his purpose
one-third of the members present desire it read by sec- n nni nn
o.-and unanimous consent shall then be given or refused
tions. Every bill shall be read on three separate days,
without further debate.
unless two-thirds of the members present when such bill
may be pending shall deem it expedient to dispense with
this rule. Every bill shall be read by its sections on its 15. Any committee or individual Member of the
second reading and on its final passage, unless on its Special Orders House may apply to the Committee on
second reading two-thirds of the members present in the Rules & Calendar to set a time for the
House where such bill may be pending, deem it expedient taking up, ahead of its regular place on the Calendar, of
to dispense with this rule. The vote on the final passage any bill or joint resolution, favorably reported by the
of every bill or joint resolution shall be taken by yeas committee to which the bill or joint resolution had been
and nays to be entered on the journal of each house; referred. The Committee on Rules & Calendar may grant
Provided; That any general revision of the entire laws such requests by a two-thirds vote. The Committee on
embodied in any bill shall not be required to be read Rules & Calendar may submit a special order of business
by sections upon its final passage, and its reading may to be considered on Friday of each Legislative week de-
be wholly dispensed with by a two-thirds vote. A ma- signed to expedite the Calendar. In the event it does
jority of the members present in each house shall be not set such a Special Order Calendar, it may designate
necessary to pass every bill or joint resolution. All bills Friday of each legislative week as a non-controversial
or joint resolutions so passed shall be signed by the pre- bill day. When such a day be designated, all bills appear-
siding officer of the respective houses and by the Secre- ing on the calendar shall be considered in their regular
tary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Repre- order provided, however, that an objection by any mem-
sentatives.") ber made prior to second reading to consideration of









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any bill, shall cause such bill to be temporarily passed, in triplicate and attached to the bill amended in such
retaining its place on the regular calendar. manner that it will not be likely lost therefrom. No
House bill with Senate amendment shall be accepted by
16. During the last thirty Calendar days of the regu- the Chief Clerk from the Senate unless the amendment
lar sixty day biennial session of the
ecialrder prit 4 be typewritten in triplicate.
Special Order Legislature permitted under the Consti-
tution and during any extension thereof 19. The order of disposition of any bill or joint reso-
by virtue of the membership of the Legislature as per- lution which has been read the second
mitted under the Constitution and during any special edeading time shall be its reference to the En-
session convened by the Governor as permitted under grossing Clerk to be engrossed after all
the Constitution, the Committee on Rules & Calendar questions relative to it while on a second reading have
may from day to day submit a Special Order Calendar been disposed of, and the same shall be immediately
determining the priority for consideration of bills and engrossed and placed on the Calendar of Bills on Third
joint resolutions. Each Special Order Calendar so sub- Reading to be taken up on some separate succeeding
mitted shall be for the next legislative day. No other legislative day, unless otherwise ordered by a two-thirds
bills or joint resolutions shall be considered until this vote of those present. A bill or joint resolution shall be
Special Order Calendar for the day set forth has been determined on its third reading when it has been read
completed by the House except that any bill or joint a second time on a previous day and no motion left
resolution appearing on this calendar may be stricken pending.
therefrom by a two-thirds vote of the Members present.
Any bill or joint resolution not reached in consideration
of a Special Order Calendar shall, if not placed on the
next legislative day's Special Calendar by the Committee
on Rules & Calendar, be placed by the Chief Clerk at
the head of the Regular Calendar. Where there be more
than one leftover bill or joint resolution, these shall be
placed at the head of the Regular Calendar in the same 2. The Enrolling Clerk shall be responsible for the
sequence or order in which they appeared on the Special enrolling of bills and other legislation.
Calendar. All bills or joint resolutions set as special Enrolling After enrollment, all bills shall be signed
orders for consideration at the same hour shall take by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk, and the fact of such
precedence in the order in which they were given signing shall be noted in the Journal.
preference.
17. Local bills shall be disposed of according to the 21. On Wednesday of each week, and such other
times as the Committee on Rules & Cal-
Calendar of Bills of a Local Nature and Consideration endar shall by special order designate,
Calendar of shall be taken up and considered only at of Senate Bills e
Local Bills the House shall take up and consider the
such time as shall be specially fixed there-
Calendar of Senate Concurrent resolutions, memorials,
for by these Rules, and no bill of a general nature or
general bills, and joint resolutions and no other business
amendments thereto shall be considered at such time, shall be in order thereafter for a period of at least two
except as provided in these Rules.
hours, except questions of order or privilege which may
18. Before any general bill or joint resolution shall be considered at any time and are of superior dignity
be read the third time, whether amended to other business of the House.
Engrossing
or not, it shall be referred without
motion to the Engrossing Clerk for examination, 22. Whenever the Member who introduced a measure,
and, if amended, the engrossing of amendments. or the Chairman of the committee which
In cases where no measures Inform- had reported it, shall be absent from the
In cases where no amendments have been adopted, ally Deferred--
the measure may be returned to the House on the fol- Members Absent chamber when the bill has been reached
lowing legislative day as engrossed without being re- in the regular order on second or third
written and without Journal entry. Where an amendment reading, consideration shall be informally deferred until
has been adopted, this shall be carefully incorporated his return. The bill shall retain its position on the Calen-
in the measure by being typewritten on stout bond paper dar. The Member shall have the responsibility of making
without erasure or interlineation. After return to the the motion for its subsequent consideration.
House, the measure shall be placed on the Calendar of Rule Nine
Bills on Third Reading. No reference under this section
need be made of local bills which have not been amended VOTING
in the House. In the case of any Senate bill amended in The Speaker shall declare all votes, but if any Member
the House, the amendment adopted shall be typewritten rises to doubt a vote, upon a showing of hands by five










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(5) Members, the Speaker shall take the sense of the 6. To postpone to a day certain;
House by rising vote, or he may take the sense of the 7. To commit to the Committee of the Whole
House by yeas and nays or by oral or electrical roll call. House;
When taking the yeas and nays on any question, the elec- 8. To commit to a Standing Committee;
trical roll call system may be used, and when so used 9. To commit to a Select Committee;
shall have the force and effect of a roll call taken as 10. To amend;
provided in these rules. This system likewise may be 11. To postpone indefinitely;
used to determine the presence of a quorum. When the 12. To strike out the enacting clause;
House is ready to vote upon a question requiring roll which several motions shall have precedence in the
call, and the vote is by electrical roll call, the Speaker descending order given.
shall state: "The question is on (designating the matter
to be voted upon). All in favor of such question shall vote The Speaker shall propound all questions in the order
'Yea,' and all opposed shall vote 'Nay'. The House will in which they are moved unless the subsequent motion
now proceed to vote." When sufficient time has elapsed be previous in nature; except that in naming sums and
for each Member to vote, the Speaker shall say: "Have fixing times, the largest sums and the longest times shall
all voted?" And after a short pause shall state: "The be put first. Motions to adjourn or recess shall be decided
Clerk shall now lock the machine and record the vote." without debate, by a majority vote of those present and
When the vote is completely recorded, the Speaker shall voting. Only one substitute for a motion to adjourn shall
announce the result to the House, and the Chief Clerk be entertained. The substitute motion shall fix a different
shall enter upon the Journal the result in the manner time for adjournment, and the same shall be put without
provided by these rules. After the voting machine has debate, except that one minute shall be allowed the
been locked but prior to announcement of the result of mover of the substitute within which to explain his rea-
a roll call, notice shall be taken in the Journal of the sons therefore. The substitute motion having been lost, the
request of any Member to, (1) change his vote or (2) question shall be put on the original motion which if lost
vote. After the vote has been announced, a Member with shall preclude any further motion to adjourn until other
unanimous consent may change his vote on the measure business shall have intervened.
except that no such change of vote shall be valid where 2. After a motion has been stated or read by the
such vote would alter the final passage of the measure Speaker, it shall be deemed to be in pos-
until the measure shall first have been recalled to the Stating and session of the House, without a second,
Withdrawing '
House for further consideration. No Member shall vote Withdrawin and shall be disposed of by vote of the
for another Member, nor shall any person not a Member House. The mover may withdraw a motion, except a
cast a vote for a Member. In addition to such penalties motion to reconsider, at any time before the same has
as may be prescribed by Law, any Member who shall been amended or before a vote thereon shall have been
vote or attempt to vote for another Member may be commenced.
punished in such a manner as the House may deem Every motion shall be reduced to writing if the Speaker
proper. Any person not a Member who shall vote wrong- shall so direct.
fully in the place of a Member shall be excluded from
the Chamber for the remainder of the session, in addition No motion shall be made or entertained, except for
referral to a committee or as provided for certain resolu-
to such punishment as may be prescribed by Law. In all
tions in these Rules, during the daily Order of Business
cases where the House shall be equally divided, the ques- of Introduction and Reference.

tion shall be lost. Pairing shall be permitted only upon
the absence of a Member for good cause and shall be in 3. Any Member may call for a division of a question
writing and specifically state the bill or bills or question when the sense will admit of it. A motion
Division of to strike out and insert shall be deemed
upon which pairs are arranged. Question
indivisable; a motion to strike out, being
Rule Ten lost, shall neither preclude amendment nor a motion to
strike out and insert.
MOTIONS
1. When a question is under debate the Speaker shall 4. When any measure requiring three readings shall
Precedence be on its third reading, and a motion to
of Motions receive no motion except: Indeinite indefinitely postpone the same shall be
1. To adjourn at a time certain; made, it shall be the duty of the Speaker
2. To adjourn; to put the question on the final passage of the bill or
3. To take a recess; joint resolution and direct the roll call on its final passage
4. To lay on the table; and not put the motion of indefinite postponement of the
5. For the previous question; measure. Indefinite postponement shall dispose of the










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question for the legislative session. The proponent of the 6. Motions for the previous question shall be decided
measure shall be allowed five (5) minutes before the roll without debate, provided the introduced
call is taken. Previous
Questicall is taken. on of a resolution, bill or motion, not includ-
ing motions to adjourn or recess, shall
5. When a motion or main question has been made be allowed five mutes within which to discuss the
and carried or lost, it shall be in order for same, and he may divide his time with, or waive his
Reconsideration any Member of the majority (or in the right in favor of some other Member. The previous ques-
case of any voice or tie vote, for any Member) on the tion shall be put in the following form: "Shall the main
same or the succeeding day on which the Legislature question be now put?" If the motion for the previous
meets, to move for the reconsideration thereof. Such question be adopted the sense of the House shall be taken
motion shall take precedence of all other questions, and frthwith on pending amendments and the main question
shall not be withdrawn after the said succeeding day in regular order. The motion for the previous question
without the consent of a majority of the House. If not may not be made by the introducer or mover of the
acted upon the original mover during the two days or proposal.
withdrawn, any Member may call it up for considera- 7. Motions to lay on the table shall be decided with-
tion thereafter. A motion to reconsider, if made during out debate, provided the introduced of a
the last seven calendar days of a regular session, shall Lay on Table resolution, bill or motion, not including
be disposed of when made. The motion to reconsider motions to adjourn or recess, shall be allowed five min-
shall require the affirmative votes of a majority of the utes within which to discuss the same, and he may divide
Members present and voting, and such motion shall not his time with, or waive his right in favor of some other
be made more than once on any proposition except by Member. If an amendment be laid on the table such
unanimous consent. When a majority of Members present action shall not carry the subject matter with it. The
vote in affirmative on any claim bill or joint resolution, motion to lay on the table may not be made by the
but the proposition be lost because it is one in which the introducer or mover of the proposal.
concurrence of a greater number than a majority is nec-
essary for adoption or passage, any Member may move Rule Eleven
for a reconsideration. Debate shall be allowed on a motion
to reconsider only when the question which it is pro- AMENDMENTS
posed to reconsider is debatable. Where debate upon a Amendments shall be sent to the Chief
motion to reconsider is in order, no Member shall speak forms supplied by the Sergeant- rk on
more than once nor for a longer period than five minutes. forms but sll be the Sergeant-at-Arms
No motion to reconsider a vote upon any secondary mat- Manner of con-
ter shall remove the main subject under consideration sideration gain recognition from the Speaker to
from before the House. A motion to reconsider a col- move their adoption, except that the
lateral matter must be disposed of at once during the chairman of the committee (or in his absence, the vice
course of the consideration of the main subject, for such chairman or any member thereof) reporting the measure
motion shall be out of order after the House has passed under consideration shall have preference for the pres-
to other business from the main subject to which the entation of committee amendments.
collateral matter was connected.
2. Amendments shall be adopted on second reading
of a measure by majority vote; on third
The Chief Clerk shall retain possession of all general Adoption reading, by a two-thirds vote, except that
bills and joint resolutions for the period after passage corrective amendments to the title, after perfection of
during which reconsideration may be moved, except in the body, shall be decided without debate by a majority
the last seven calendar days allowed under the Constitu- vote on second or third reading.
tion for a regular session when these are to be trans-
mitted to the Senate as soon as possible. Any motion to 3. An amendment to a pending amendment may be
waive the rules by a two-thirds vote of the Members received, but until it is disposed of no
present and immediately certify any bill or joint resolu- Sequence of other motion to amend will be in order
Amendments to
tion to the Senate shall be construed as releasing the Amendments except a substitute amendment or an
measure from the Chief Clerk's possession for the period amendment to the substitute. Such
of reconsideration. Bills either on the local calendar or amendments are to be disposed of in the following order:
passed as local bills and concurrent resolutions and (1) Amendments to the amendment are acted upon be-
memorials shall be transmitted to the Senate without fore the substitute is taken up. Only one amendment to
delay. All bills, when transmitted to the Senate shall the amendment is in order at a time. (2) Amendments
be accompanied by a message stating the title to the bill to the substitute are next voted on. (3) The substitute
and asking the concurrence of that body. then is voted on. The adoption of a substitute amend-









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ment in lieu of an original amendment shall be treated Rule Twelve
and considered as an amendment of the bill itself.
DECORUM AND DEBATE
4. A proposal to strike out all after the enacting
clause or the resolving clause of a bill 1. When any Member desires to speak or deliver
clause or the resolving clause of a bill
Striking all or joint resolution and insert new matter Decorum and any matter to the House, he shall rise
after enacting Decorum and at his seat and respectfully address him-
clausee of the same general subject as stated in Debate eat and repet ad
the original title, shall be deemed proper self to "Mr. Speaker," and, on being rec-
and germane and shall be treated as an amendment. ognized, may address the House from his desk or from
the Well of the House, and shall confine himself to the
5. An amendment to strike out the enacting or re- question under debate, avoiding personality. During de-
solving clause of a bill or joint resolution bate a member shall not address or refer to another
Striking outi Member by his or her first name. In all such cases, a
enacting or shall, if carried, be considered as equiva- Member by his or her first name. In all such cases, a
resolving lent to rejection of the bill or joint member shall appropriately used the appellation of
clause resolution by the House. "Mr., Mrs.", "Lady" or "Gentleman".


6. The adoption of an amendment to a section shall 2. When two or more Members rise at once, the
not preclude further amendment of that Speaker's Power Speaker shall name the Member who is
Amendment section. of Recognition first to speak.
by Section
If a bill or joint resolution is being
considered section by section or item by item, only 3. No Member shall be interrupted by another with-
amendments to the section or item under consideration Interruption out the consent of the Member who has
shall be in order. The Speaker shall, in recognizing of Members floor, except by rising to a question of
in Debate order.
Members for the purpose of moving the adoption of order.
amendments, endeavor to cause all amendments to Sec-
tion 1 to be considered first, then all those to Section 2, 4. No Member shall occupy more than fifteen minutes
and so on. After all sections have been considered sepa- imitation (10 minutes after the first 30 calendar
rately, the whole bill or joint resolution shall be open on Debate days of a regular session) in debate on
for amendment. any question in the House or in commit-
tee, except as further provided in this Rule. The Member
7. All amendments taken up, unless withdrawn, shall introducing the measure (or someone designated by him)
be printed in the Journal. under consideration may open and close, where general
General No proposition on a subject different debate has been had thereon; and he shall be entitled
from that under consideration shall be admitted under to five minutes to close, notwithstanding he may have
color of amendment. used fifteen minutes (10 minutes after the first 30 Calen-
dar days) in opening. The Member proposing an amend-
8. Any Senate bill or resolution may be amended in ment or moving a motion (or someone designated by him)
the same manner as a House bill or reso- shall be entitled to five minutes to close, notwithstanding
House Amend- lution. If a Senate bill or joint resolution he may have used fifteen minutes (10 minutes after the
Senate ills is amended the same shall be noted by first 30 Calendar days) in opening. However, this Section
the Chief Clerk on the jacket containing shall not deprive the introducer of a measure of his right
same before it is reported to the Senate. to close when the effect of an amendment or motion would
be to kill the measure. In such instances, the Member
9. After the reading of a Senate amendment to a sponsoring the amendment or motion and the sponsor
House bill or joint resolution the ques- of the bill or resolution each may close in that order of
binls tion may be "Will the House concur in speaking. No Member shall speak more than once to the
ments to House the Senate amendment?" But it also may same question without leave of the House, unless he be
be in order to move that the House re- the mover, proposer, or introducer of the matter pending,
fuse to concur and ask the Senate to recede. in which case he shall be permitted to speak in reply
as provided in this Rule.
10. If the Senate shall refuse to concur in a House
Senate refusal amendment to a Senate bill or joint reso- 5. Any Member may call for a division of a question
to concur in lution, the following motions shall be in when the sense will admit of it. A motion
House amend- order and shall be privileged in the order ivisionf to strike out and insert shall be deemed
named: First, That the House recede; indivisible; a motion to strike out, being
Second, That the House insist and ask for a committee lost, shall neither preclude amendment nor a motion to
or conference; Third, That the House insist, strike out and insert.









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6. All questions relating to the priority of business 3. Any person who merely appears before a committee
Priority of to be acted on shall be decided without of this House in his individual capacity without compen-
Business debate. station or reimbursement, to express support of or oppo-

7. Questions of privilege shall be: (1) Those affecting sition to any legislation, and shall so declare to the Mem-
the House collectively, its safety, dignity, bers or committee with whom he discusses any proposed
Questions of and integrity of its proceedings; (2) The legislation, shall not be required to register as a lobbyist
Privilege and integrity of its proceedings; (2) The
Prlege to and conduct of the but shall not be permitted upon the floor of the House
rights, reputation and conduct of the
rights rep o. during consideration of the legislation in which he is
Members individually, in their representative capacity in sdet test
only, and shall have precedence over all other questions,
except motions to adjourn, but no Member shall be per- 4. Separately from any prosecution or penalties other-
mitted to speak longer than ten minutes on a question wise provided by law, any person determined by a major-
of privilege. Questions of the privilege of the House shall ity of this House to have failed to comply with the re-
be brought before the body in the form of a resolution. quirements of this Rule, shall be prohibited for the dura-
Questions of personal privilege shall be raised by state- tion of the session from appearing before a committee of
ments from the floor and if sustained by the Chair shall this House.
entitle the Member to recognition thereon.
entitle the Member to recognition thereon. 5. The Chief Clerk shall provide blank affidavits for
8. Any person not a Member who shall, whether the the convenience of registrants but the burden of compli-
House is in session or not, be guilty in ance nevertheless always shall be upon the person re-
Ungentlemanly the Chamber of ungentlemanly conduct quired to register.
Conduct by
Non-Member or the use of unbecoming language to a
Member shall be ejected from the Cham- 6. Committees shall be diligent to ascertain whether
ber for the remainder of the legislative session. those who appear before them in other than an obviously
individual capacity have conformed with the require-
9. The presence of school classes may be acknowl- ments of this Rule, and to report violations. No commit-
edged at any time, but no Member shall teeman knowingly shall permit an unregistered lobbyist
Recognition receive recognition for the purpose of to be heard.
of Guests
introducing visitors or guests except be-
tween 12:50 P.M. and 1: 00 P.M. each day. The Chairman Rule Fourteen
of the Committee on Rules & Calendar shall rigidly en-
force this provision. CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE
Rie Thirten 1. The Chamber of the House shall be used only for
Rule Treen the legislative business of the House and
House Floor
LOBBYING for the caucus meetings of its Members,
1. Every person, which term shall include firms, cor- except upon occasions where the House, by resolution
portions, associations or groups, and any office-holder, agrees to take part in any ceremonies to be observed
therein; and the Speaker shall not entertain a motion
appointee or employee of any federal, state, county, the and sh nt entertain a
municipal, or other governmental subdivision, board, for the suspension of this Rule. Other than present Mem-
bers of the House of Representatives, the only persons
commission or agency, and their respective agents, engag-
ing during any session to urge the passage, defeat or to receive privileges of the floor shall be: former Mem-
modification of any legislation by the House of Repre- bers of the House of Representatives, members of the
State Senate, former Governors, former members of the
sentatives or its committees, shall before engaging in such State enate former Governors of he
activity, register as a Lobbyist with the Chief Clerk of etof Florida, the Chief Clerk of the House of Rep-
the House. resentatives and so many of her staff as may be necessary
to expedite the affairs of that office, the Sergeant-at-
2. Every such person shall register on forms prepared Arms of the House of Representatives and so much of
by the Chief Clerk, giving under oath all the interests his staff as may be necessary to expedite the affairs of
he represents as defined in Section 1, the particular legis- that office and members of the Congress of the United
lation in which he is interested, the name and address of States. Former Governors, former members of the
the interests he represents and the duration of his engage- Cabinet and former Members of the House shall not exer-
ment. The Chief Clerk shall publish in the Journal in cise this privilege if interested in any claim or in any
tabulation form a list of those filing the registration state- bill pending before the Legislature. Secretaries to the
ments required under this Rule, together with the infor- several Members of the House and messengers may go
mation contained therein, on the first Monday of the upon the floor of the House for the specific purpose of
session and weekly thereafter. No registered lobbyist delivering a message to the Member but shall not remain
shall be permitted upon the floor of the House while it longer than is necessary to accomplish that function.
is in session. Visiting dignitaries or official guests may be granted the