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JOURNAL

OF THE

House of Representatives

OF THE

State of Florida


REGULAR SESSION OF 1927










T. J. APPLEYARD, INC., TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
















MEMBERS OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1927


Alachua-Andy Edwards of Gainesville.
Alachua-S. J. Ellis of Alachua.
Baker-B. J. 'Padgett, of Macclenny.
Bay-Tom Sale of Panama City.
Bradford-A. J. Thomasl of, Starke.
Brevard-Wm. J. Creel of Eau Gallie.
Broward--Tom M. Bryan of Ft. Lauderdale.
Calhoun-Fuller Warren of Blountston.
Charlotte-J. C. Hobson, Jr. of Clevelanid.
Citrus-Geo. W. Scofield of Inverness.
Clay-B. M. Frisbee of Doctor's Inlet.
Collier-C. M. Collier of Everglade.
Columbia-R. W. Farnell of Lake City.
Columbia-G. L. Church ell of Ft. White.
Dade-Joe V. Dillon of Miami.
Dade-D. Earl Wilson of Miami.
Dade-Fred L. Weede of 'Miami.
DeSoto-W D. Bell of Arcadia. '
Dixie-J. Mahlon McKinney of Cross City.
Duval-P. Guy Crews of Jacksonville.
Duval-Lee M. Booth of Jacksonville.
Duval--Fred' M. Valz of Jacksonville.
Escambia-Frank X. Carioll of Pensacola.
Escambia-J. H. Varnum of Pensacola. :
Flagler-F. L; Byrd of Bunnell.,
Franklin-D. F. Burns of Carrabelle. '
Gadsden-H E. Corry of Quincy.
Gadsden-E. Paul Gregory of Quincy.
Gilchrist-Ernest Turner of Trenton.
Glades-B. A. Bales of Moore Haven.
Gulf-E. C. Lewis, Jr. of Wewahitchka.
Hamilton-A. ,C.' Stephens of Jeriings.
Hardee-Joseph Crews of Wauchula.
Hendry-Geo. M. Heidriy of LaBelle.
Hernando-W. A. 0 'Neil of Brooksville.
Highlands-J. M. Lee of Avon Park.
Hillsborough-F. L. D. Carr of Tampa.
Hillsborough-John T. Lowe of Plant City.
Hillsborough-Leo Stalnaker of Tampa.,
Holmes-A. W. Weeks of Bonifay.











IV MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Indian River--Freeman L. Knight of Vero Beach.
Jackson-J. D. Smith of Marianna.
Jackson-W. W. Wester of Inwood.
Jefferson-W. B. Bishop of Capps.
Lafayette-F. P. Parker of Day.
Lake-I. N. Kennedy of Eustis.
Lake-W. A. MacKenzie of Leesburg.
Lee-S. W. Lawler, Jr. of Fort Myers.
Leon-Fred H. Davis of Tallahassee.
Leon-W. A. Register of Woodville.
Levy-Shelton Philips of Williston.
Liberty-J. A. Wynn of Sumatra.
Madison--R. L. Millinor of Madison.
Madison-J. E. Whitty of Lee.
Manatee-H. P. Perry of Manatee.
Manatee-Wallace Tervin of Bradenton.
Marion-W. D. Cam of Ocala.
Marion-J. K. Christian of McIntosh.
Martin-A. O. Kanner of Stuart.
Monroe-Chas. H. Ketchum of Key West.
Nassau-H. L. Ezell of Callahan.
Okaloosa-W. M. Davidson of Baker.
Okeechobee-T. W. Conely, Jr. of Okeechobee.
Orange-C. O. Andrews of Orlando.
Orange-Franklin Q. King of Orlando.
Osceola-C. W. Bruns of Kissimmee.
Palm Beach-Sidney J. Catts, Jr. of West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach-R. E. Oliver of West Palm Beach.
Pasco-Arthur L. Auvil of Dade City.
Pinellas-Frank J. Booth of Clearwater.
Pinellas--James Booth of St. Petersburg.
Pinellas-S. D. Harris of St. Petersburg.
Polk-Thos. W. Bryant of Lakeland.
Polk-B. K. Bullard of Lake Wales.
Polk-Nat. J. Patterson of Fort Meade.
Putnam-T. C. Douglass of Welaka.
Putnam-H. S. McKenzie of Palatka.
Santa Rosa-William A. Bonifay of Milton
Santa Rosa-J. J. Hardin of Milton.
Sarasota-E. J. Bacon of Sarasota.
Seminole-L. P. Hagan of Sanford.
Seminole-E. F. Householder of Sanford.
St. Johns-Harry K. Jackson of St. Augustine.
St. Johns--Louis Victor of St. Augustine.
St. Lucie-W. R. Jackson of Fort Pierce.













MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES V

Sumter-S. W. Getzen of Bushnell.
Suwannee-S. D. Huggins of Lake City, Route B.
Suwannee-A. W. McLeran of Wellborn.
Taylor-W. T. Hendry of Perry.
Union-A. D. Andrews of Raiford.
Volusia-J. A. Harper of DeLand.
Volusia-C. L. Vining of Daytona Beach.
Wakulla-J. A. Hagan of Arran.
Walton-A. F. Bullard of DeFuniak Springs.
Washington-John D. Campbell of Chipley.


















OFFICERS AND ATTACHES OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
FOR 1927


Speaker-Fred H. Davis, Tallahassee, Fla.
Speaker Pro Tem.-S. W. Getzen, Bushnell, Fla.
Chief Clerk-Frank Webb, Tallahassee, Fla.
Assistant Chief Clerk-R. T. Mickler, Wauchula.
Bill Clerk-Mrs. W. R. Dorman, Live Oak.
Reading Clerk-Ammon McClellan, Wewahitchka.
Assistant Reading Clerk-Bonnie I. Smith, Wewahitchka
Engrossing Clerk-R. W. Ervin, Jr., Gainesville.
Enrolling Clerk-Annie F. Bond, Lloyd.
Sergeant-at-Arms-Nathan Jones, Jacksonville.
Messenger-C. J. Ferrell, Ben Haden.
Doorkeeper-J. Hamp Jones, Callahan.
Gallery Doorkeeper-J. T. Ayres, Altha.
Chaplain-Rev. J. E. Mickler, DeLand.
Janitor-J. H. Stewart, Tallahassee.
Pages (eight)-John F. Smith, C. 0. Ellis, Walter War-
ren, George Matthews, Lucile Jury, Alton Dendy, Louise
Simmons, Frederick Fitzgerald.

















ERRATA OF THE JOURNAL OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
SESSION A. D. 1927


I, Frank Webb, Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
tives, Session of 1927, do hereby certify that under House
Concurrent Resolution No. 20, adopted by the said Legis-
lature of 1927, I have prepared the following errata sheet
for the Journal of the House of Representatives to cover
the period of its entire session as to correction of errors and
omissions coming to my, attention after a careful search,
which corrections under the provisions.of the Resolution
are to be considered a part of the history of the proceedings.
FRANK WEBB,
Chief Clerk House of Representatives,
Session 1927.

Page 88-House Resolution No. 6: Change to read
"House Resolution No. 8."
Page 139-Line 8: Insert after the word "Harper" the
words "of Volusia."
Page 311-Line 13: Between the words "furnished"
and "in" insert the following: "Or work done which is
to be paid for from any bond funds.
Page 362-Insert between lines 19 and 20: "A quorum
present."
Page 458-Line 4: Change to read "House Bill No.
216."
Page 458-Line 21: Change figures in said line to read
"$750,000.00."
Page 471-Line 34: Add after the word "City" the fol-
lowing: "and authorizing the City Council of said City.",
Page 472-Line 8: Add after the word "'were" the fol-
lowing: "read the first time by their titles and."
Page 475-Line 26: Strike out the word "Directors"
and insert in lieu thereof the word ''Districts."'
Page 486-Line 4: Change the word "Austis" to read
"'Eustis." .












X ERRATA

Page 547-Line 36: Between the words "furnished"
and "in" insert the following: "Or work done which is to
be paid for from any bond funds."
Page 560-Line 13: Add after the word "City" the fol-
lowing: "and authorizing the City Council of said City."
Page 834-Lines 26: Change the word "Senate" to read
"House of Representatives."
Page 1152-Line 5:: Between the .words "furnished"
and "in'' insert the following: "Or work done which is to
be paid for from any bond funds."''
Page 1263-Line 17: Between the words "furnished"
and "in" insert the following: "Or work done which is to
be paid for from any bond funds."
Page 1346-Line 31: Change to read "Senate Concur-
rent Resolution No. 8."
Page 1394-Line 22: Change the words "House Bill
No. 458" to read: "House Bill No. 408."
Page;1497-After line 13 insert: "House Bill No. 524."
Page 1660-Line 8: Change "House Resolution No. 25"
to read "House Resolution No. 26."
Page 1793--Line 38: Change "House Bill No. 257" to
read "House Bill No. 251."
Page 1979-Line 9: Change "House Bill No. 853" to
read "House Bill No. 835."
Page 2054-Line 12: First word: Change "5%'" to
read "51/2%
Page 2114-Line 11 through line 27: Change entire title
following House Bill No. 428 to read as follows: "An Act
to authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Palm
Beach, County to issue bonds of said County in order to
raise additional money to complete the construction and
improvement of roads and bridges now in course of con-
struction in said County and to pay amounts due or to grow
due to the contractors for work done or now under way,
and to provide money for the purpose of financing the costs
of further road and bridge construction in said County,
and expenses incidental thereto, and to provide for the pay-
ment of said bonds, and to provide for a referendum."
Page 2144-After House Bill No. 428 (line 4), change
entire title following said House Bill No. 428 to read as
follows: "An Act to authorize the Board of County Com-
missioners of Palm Beach County to issue bonds of said











ERRAFATi XI.
County in_ order to raise, additional money, to complete the.
construction' and improvement 0of roads and, bridges now ifi
course of .construction in saidiCounty and to pay amounts
due-or. to growdue: to the contractors for work doie or mnow
underiway,;andto provide money -for *the purpose of finance
ing the costs of further road .and: bridge construction in"
said, Cvunty, and expenses incidental thereto, and toipro-
vide for the payment ;of bonds,, andto provide for a 'refer-
enduni.' ,
Page 2254 Eine 1:1 After the words' "'Committee Bill'-'
add "No. 997, ; i '
iPage 2254-Liine 19: After the' words Commiitfte' Bill'"
addithe' words "'No. 997."' : [ ;
Page' 2271 Change entire title aftet Uie Bill N.cI 427
(line l8) t irea ad'"as'f ll6ws: "CAiI Ac to provi, 6or,. the
unifihation," consolidation of BRoad and iBridge Distiict 'in-
debtednress in Palm Beih' Coinnt. in 'rdt r tb siimlif th'h:
system of RoddBriidge' construction aid maintenance there-,
of and to lrovid au nifordm' station "threfior to authorize
the -Boiard 'of 'County -'Commissioners to. issue' refunding
bonds; of 'said 'County for the 'purpose' of redeemi'ing' the"i
bonded inde1itedfiess of'the several Special;Road and Bridg6
Districts thereifi including the bonds of Palm Beach Bridge
District, buit"d ludifti-a those ie''istrficts t'iPr the control o
Sp'eliia Boar-ds" of" Supervisors' or; Comniiissioiiers, to-wit:
GladevieW'R6ad ri id Bridge Distric laiid Cross State High'
wayBiBridg; District;' to provide ior 'the payment of the,
priniipalai-d int-erest Of such refunding :borids and such ofi
saidm'District bth as 'may' iot be refunded; to abolish
bbardsf of i bdtr us'tees in' said districts.and to provide for
the ultimate abolitiondho f"S pecial'!lad and Bridge Districts
in said' :County, and to provide for a referendum'.ii: ..
Page 2271-Line 14:- ali ne ie -lrs 'May)27th; in
said Jiiieito., ead4 .'Mayl 7th.; i
Page 1724--After '1use Bill' No 427 (nex't io last line
on said page) change all of title to'read'as follows: -'House
Bill Not.:427: An Act to-provide fbr tfie unifHcation, :consioi-
dation of Road and Bridge District indebtedness in Palmd '
Beach; !Couinty *in: order to "simplify 'the 'system of -i Roadd
Bridge- donstructibni and ma ihtenariae 'thereof -and''to p'roi
vide a uniform taxation therefore; to authorize thelBoard 'd'6f
County :Conimissioners: to issue refunding 'bonds" 'of; Said -
Countwy for 'the purpose of redeeming the ,bonded ihidebti-:











XII ERRATAi

edness of fthe several -Special Road -and Bridge Districts
therein, including the bonds of Palm Beach Bridge Dis-'
trict, but excluding- those:, Districts: under. the control 'of1:
Special, Boards. of Supervisors or :Commissioners,' to-witf:
Gladeview Road, and Bridge District and, Cross State High1:
way Bridge District; to' provide for the payment of thd
principal and interest of such refunding bonds and'stclh of
said District bonds as mayinot be refunded; to abolish the
boards of bond trustees in said districts and to provide&4for'
the ultimate abolition of Special Road and :Bridge.Districts
in said county, and to provide for a referendumn" i.--
Page.1854--Line 9:: .After, House Bill No: 427 :: LChange
the entire title of said bill to read as follows: .,:'House:Bill,
No. 427- An Act to providee for the unification, consolida-
tion of Road, and' BridgeJ District indebtedness, in Palm
Beachb 'o0i0 in. rd'eir to., simplify the system ,of. Road,
Bridge crontroction an minaitenance fijereof and.-to pro-
vide a iiiform taxation therefore; to.authorize the. Board of
County Commissioners to issue, refunding bonds of said,,
County fo'r the purpose of redeeming the bonded indebted-
ness of'the several Special Road apd BridgeDistrict there-.;
in, including the bonds of Palm Beach Bridge District,.butr
exclud{ihg those., Districts. under, tIhe control :of: .Special
Boardof Suip.ervisors .qor, Commissioner, ,to-wit,: Glade-
view Road aiid Bi-idge district and. Cross State Highway,_
Bridge District; to provide r the .payment oqf;the princi-
palard interest of such:refunding bonds and such of said.
District bonds as, may .not be refunded; to abolish boards of-
bond trustees in said districts and to. provide for, the ulti,,
mate abolition of Special Road and Bridge Districts in said,
county, and to.proi fr aI referendum,.; '
Page 2362-ILine 18: .Change the words House Bill No:i
1121 'to read'louse ill No. 1021.' j
Page 2398--Line 13: Change ,the 'words ."grading or-,
curbing" to read:. -.Grading and curbing."
Page 24Q01--Line 5,and j o
Page. 2750-Line i.1 i: In each instance strike: out^ thti;I
wpord etc. and insert in .lieu: thereof :the : following: :
"According. to. .the, census taken 'by. the State' of Florida
in _the -year ,1925, under- said Chapter 10145, for rthe puir-
pose; of R.carryingqu, ot any -of' the provisions thereof, ijiv
eluding all assessments.,and all certificates of indebtedness';!
and providing ,that any suit: ori actions.heretofore brought'
and now pending and any valid objections heretofore











ERRATA XIHI
.made .and now ppndingj before the Board of County Coim-
-missioners .pf janyuch. uny, to pasert any.rights con-
fer'rqed'; by said Chapter 10.145,, shall not 4b affected by
. Act.'2 ''. 7, : 2''ibi'" l;' t
S..Page 2569t-Line.27.: ,Change' "House Bill No;'552' 0to
read "House Bill No. 522." .
;Page, 2592--Line 14: .After House iBill Ni428; strike
.out t entire title atnd insert: i-n lieu thereof the following:
"An Act to authorize the Board of County Commissioners
9 f Pal ,Beach. County ,to issue bonds o i said :County in
order to raise additional money to complete the, construction
and, improvement of roads and bridges.no-y, in eourse ofcon-
struction iii- said County and .to, pay amount dfue or, to
grow due to the contract's for work':done or, now under
'way, 'anid to provide money 'for the purpose of 'financig' the
costs of further" iro'd and bridge' con tfi'iiopriin' aid
.Coiifyt,' and hexpenrses incidental therto, and to provide for
the payment of said 'bbods,; 'aid 'to'trovide; for a -referei-

Page 2635-Line '29L: Chig& hthe words ,'House: 'Bill
N:. 2111' toread '" Senate Bill No. 211.'- I- -
:* Page 2641--Line i24: iChange the word "Norris'. to
read "Morris." i i -, -..
i Page .2803- Line .17 : Change -thie- word: g':Belboinrne
Beach" to read "Melbourne Beach.-' ; "
_iPage 2805-Line 21: Change the 'ords Hose Bill No.
733" to read "House.Bill'Nb. 753.":'- -
-'Page: 2811-Line 191: change e :th'e words "'House Bill
No. 905" to read "-';House Bill No. 973; '!
.'Page: 2887-Line 35: Mr.: iEllis, .'of :Alachuia, reported
as'.voting "'yea'" 'Change t6' appear 'online of Page
-2888 las,voting !.' Nay" on the passage with amendments of
House Bill No. 248:.. ... i :
.,,Page 3648-Lines 7 and 19 of said.page (in each 'in-
stace). strike out- the words "' House Bill No. '162'",and
change to read "Senate Bill No. 162." .: : i. .
Page 4003-rAfter line 2:. :Insert in lieu) of 'the title ap-
pearing after House Bill No. 1230; the following,: '.'An Act
authorizing the City Commissioners of City of Panama
City, Florida, to issue bonds in an amount not exceeding
One Huindred Thousand .Dollars for ,the purpose of financ-
ing the extension' and impriovermfent of the wat'erworks Sys-
tem of the City of Panama City, Florida, when approved











JXIV 'E RRATA

-by a majority' vdte of ith'e quiaiifi'erdelectArs of said 'city'who
a-re freeholders voting at an: election calledd for such pifi-
gpose'; providing' for th .sale of bonidso ti e exchange 6f
said bonds, and providing for the levy of a special :ax'j r
the :purpose of paying' the ,priiicipal and interest on said
bonds.'" .
:Page A627---In lines 11 and i32, respectivelyy "change the
words :'' "Senate"Bill NdJ 384'to read' house e Bill 'Na
3 8 4 : ', ->.. ; ,
-' Page'47671 'I -O:' Chanige thei wrds' Sen ate ill
iNo1808"' to-read S6hate Bill' No 606:"'- : "': :;
S'Pag"de 97' tiiine 2' 'Cliange tIe words' HoUse Bill T0.
"115 '"-8 reid Hoi Bill No. 1230. ":
age 4 r-ieS Cl Change the words House Bill
No 1230 to r.ea H se Bi No.!,, .. ,,
.. .:Page, 5075-TJine ,: ;Cangethe words H': house Bill No.
1P653 .?to,7 Biad'. H;Ne.,Bll,N
Page 5179-Line 20: Change the words "House Bil^l Nb.
1181- toread:- ,:Housei-BillNo. 168;. ,-i,--. i ,; I
Page 3954--Ii' .lihsis.)32, 87 'and40; whter thei words
,'HousqoBi'll No.7.650.' occur;'in eah -instance,;change to
read "Senate Bill No. 650." : '
..Page,;52627 Line..33 :- Change: the .words "'"House-Bill
No. 1536" to read "HoQse: Bill -No.. 1539. "i., o i'' 41
?/Page .5293--Line6,. :6)-:i Change the: words ':House Bill
No. 634" to read "Hdouse:BillNo..624...H .. ":
i Page ,, 306-4,Line -iO: ..Change :thle w.ords- House 'Bill
No. 1653" to read"':HSouse Bill No. 1585.-. i '' :! .I
i -i-age 5354--Li2 ne 8, .in! :1he title to: Senalte Bill: No.1 559,
change the ,aaneie' ;SK`,i Gill?' to read "Hurst, Madison-,'
SPage' 5369-Linie'l::; The 'words "Htuise Bill No. l181''
change to read "House Bill No. 1681." '';l .! ii: AL;:H
- i Pdge: 53'6- Line: ': (Chiinge -tle -words "House dion-
curreii: Res6out'ion Noi'1149" "tread1 '" 'House ConcUtrriit
Resolution No. 19." "' W i'- i' or .. :'c
- ,Page 5557-Lin 19 :1i Changethe words 'Hofise Bill'No.
1662'" to read'd "iouse: Bil No.i': .2 i '
SPagT 5841 -Secdfid'iie 'from 'iottomnr of page change te
words' "Thomas S: K. Gill" to "ead '" 'Madison Hu rst. "
Page 5942-liiSne 19 :' 'Cha'ge the woids "'House Bill o.
318 t 'toi ead "IfHose B :ll No '1318.' "











ERRATA XV

Page 6079-Line 25: Change the words "House Bill
No. 1052" to read "House Bill No. 1502."
Page 6387-Line 16: Change the words "House Bill No.
634" to read "House Bill No. 624."
Page 6429-Line 2: Change the words "House Bill No.
848" to read "House Bill No. 846."
Page 6463-Line 2: Change the words "House Bill No.
1568" to read "House Bill No. 1586."













JOURNAL OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Of.the Twenty-first Regular Session of the Legislature of
Florida, under the Constitution of A. D. 1885, begun and
held at the Capitol, in the City of Tallahassee, the State
of Florida, on Tuesday, the 5th day of April, A. D. 1927,
being the day fixed by the Constitution for the meeting
of the Legislature.

Tuesday, April 5, 1927

The House was called to order at twelve o'clock noon,
by B. A. Meginniss, of Leon County, Florida, Chief Clerk
of the House of Representatives of the session of 1925.
The certified list of the Secretary of State of the mem-
bers elected to the Legislature for the session of 1927 was
called, as follows:

MEMBERS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1927.

Alachua-Andy Edwards of Gainesville.
Alachua-S. J. Ellis of Alachua.
Baker-B. J. Padgett of Macclenny.
Bay-Tom Sale of Panama City.
Bradford-A. J. Thomas of Starke.
Brevard-Wm. J. Creel of Eau Gallie.
Broward-Tom M. Bryan of Ft. Lauderdale.
Calhoun-Fuller Warren of Blountston.
Charlotte-J. C. Hobson, Jr. of Cleveland.
Citrus-Geo. W. Scofield of Inverness.
Clay-B. M. Frisbee of Doctor's Inlet.
Collier-C. M. Collier of Everglade.
Columbia-R. W. Farnell of Lake City.
Columbia-G. L. Churchwell of Ft. White.
Dade-Joe V. Dillon of Miami.
Dade-D. Earl Wilson of Miami.
Dade-Fred L. Weede of Miami.
DeSoto-W. D. Bell of Arcadia.
Dixie-J. Mahlon McKinney of Cross City.
Duval-P. Guy Crews of Jacksonville.
Duval-Lee M. Booth of Jacksonville.
Duval-Fred M. Valz of Jacksonville.
Escambia-Frank X. Carroll of Pensacola.











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Escambia-J. H. Varnum of Pensacola.
Flagler-F. L. Byrd of Bunnell.
Franklin-D. F, Burns of Carrabelle.
Gadsden-H. E. Corry of Quincy.
Gadsden-E. Paul Gregory of Quincy.
Gilchrist-Ernest Turner of Trenton.
Glades-B. A. Bales of Moore Haven.
Gulf-E. C. Lewis, Jr. of Wewahitchka.
Hamilton-A. C. Stephens of Jennings.
Hardee-Joseph Crews of Wauchula.
Hendry-Geo. M. Hendry of LaBelle.
Hernando-W. A. O'Neil of Brooksville.
Highlands-J. M. Lee of Avon Park.
Hillsborough-F. L. D. Carr of Tampa.
Hillsborough-John T. Lowe of Plant City.
Hillsborough-Leo Stalnaker of Tampa.
Holmes-A. W. Weeks of Bonifay.
Indian River-Freeman L. Knight of Vero Beach.
Jackson-J. D. Smith of Marianna.
Jackson-W, W. Wester of Inwood.
Jefferson-W. B. Bishop of Capps.
Lafayette-F. P. Parker of Day.
Lake-I. N. Kennedy of Eustis.
Lake-W. A. MacKenzie of Leesburg.
Lee-S. W. Lawler, Jr. of Fort Myers.
Leon-Fred H. Davis of Tallahassee.
Leon-W. A. Register of Woodville.
Levy-Shelton Philips of Williston.
Liberty-J. A. Wynn of Sumatra.
Madison--R. L. Millinor of Madison.
Madison-J. E. Whitty of Lee.
Manatee-H. P. Perry of Manatee.
Manatee-Wallace Tervin of Bradenton.
Marion-W. D. Cam of Ocala.
Marion-J. K. Christian of McIntosh.
Martin-A. O. Kanner of Stuart.
Monroe-Chas. H. Ketchum of Key West.
Nassau-H. L. Ezell of Callahan.
Okaloosa-W. M. Davidson of Baker.
Okeechobee-T. W. Conley, Jr. of Okeechobee.
Orange-C. O. Andrews of Orlando.
Orange-Franklin O. King of Orlando.
Osceola-C. W. Bruns of Kissimmee.
Palm Beach-Sidney J. Catts, Jr. of West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach-R. E. Oliver of West Palm Beach.











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Pasco-Arthur L. Auvil of Dade City.
Pinellas-Frank J. Booth of Clearwater.
Pinellas-James Booth of St. Petersburg.
Pinellas-S. D. Harris of St. Petersburg.
Polk-Thos. W. Bryant of Lakeland.
Polk-B. K. Bullard of Lake Wales.
Polk-Nat. J. Patterson of Fort Meade.
Putnam-T. C. Douglass of Welaka.
Putnam-H. S. McKenzie of Palatka.
Santa Rosa-William A. Bonifay of Milton
Santa Rosa-J. J. Hardin of Milton.
Sarasota-E. J. Bacon of Sarasota.
Seminole-L. P. Hagan of Sanford.
Seminole-E. F. Householder of Sanford.
St. Johns-Harry K. Jackson of St. Augustine.
St. Johns-Louis Victor of St. Augustine.
St. Lucie-W. R. Jackson of Fort Pierce.
Sumter-S. W. Getzen of Bushnell.
Suwannee-S. D. Huggins of Lake City, Route B.
Suwannee-A. W. McLeran of Wellborn
Taylor-W. T. Hendry of Perry.
Union-A. D. Andrews of Raiford.
Volusia-J. A. Harper of DeLand.
Volusia-C. L. Vining of Daytona Beach.
Wakulla-J. A. Hagan of Arran.
Walton-A. F. Bullard of DeFuniak Springs.
Washington-John D. Campbell of Chipley.

STATE OF FLORIDA, )
Office Secretary of State. f ss.
I, H. CLAY CRAWFORD, Secretary of State of the
State of Florida, do hereby certify that the foregoing is
a correct list of the members of the House of Representa-
tives of the State of Florida, elected at the general election
on the second day of November, A. D. 1926, and at the
special election in Franklin County on the 29th day of
March, 1927, as shown by the election returns on file in
this office.
Given under my hand and the Great
Seal of the State of Florida, at Talla-
(Great Seal) hassee, the Capital, this the fifth day of
April, A. D. 1927.

H. CLAY CRAWFORD,
Secretary of State.











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The following members came forward and took the oath
of office prescribed by the Constitution of the State of
Florida before Mr. Justice Armstead Brown of the Supreme
Court of the State of Florida:

Alachua-Andy Edwards, Gainesville.
Alachua-S. J. Ellis, Alachua.
Baker-B. J. Padgett, Macclenny.
Bay-Tom Sale, Panama City.
Bradford-A. J. Thomas, Starke.
Brevard-Wnm. J. Creel, Eau Gallie.
Broward-Tom M. Bryan, Ft. Lauderdale.
Charlotte-J. C. Hobson, Jr., Cleveland.
Citrus-Geo. W. Scofield, Inverness.
Clay-B. M. Frisbee, Doctor's Inlet.
Collier-C. M. Collier, Everglade.
Columbia-R. W. Farnell, Lake City.
Columbia-G. L. Churchwell, Ft. White.
Dade-Joe V. Dillon, Miami.
Dade-D. Earl Wilson, Miami.
Dade-Fred L. Weede, Miami.
DeSoto-W. D. Bell, Arcadia.
Dixie-J. Mahlon McKinney, Cross City.
Duval-P. Guy Crews, Jacksonville.
Duval-Lee M. Booth, Jacksonville.
Duval-Fred M. Valz, Jacksonville.
Escambia-Frank X. Carroll, Pensacola.
Escambia-J. H. Varnum, Pensacola.
Flagler-F. L. Byrd, Bunnell.
Franklin-D. F. Burns, Carrabelle.
Gadsden-H. E. Corry, Quincy.
Gadsden-E. Paul Gregory, Quincy.
Gilchrist-Ernest Turner, Trenton.
Glades-B. A. Bales, Moore Haven.
Gulf-E. C. Lewis, Jr., Wewahitchka.
Hamilton-A. C. Stephens, Jennings.
Hardee-Joseph Crews, Wauchula.
Hendry-Geo. M. Hendry, LaBelle.
Hernando-W. A. O 'Neil, Brooksville.
Highlands-J. M. Lee, Avon Park.
Hillsborough--F. L. D. Carr, Tampa.
Hillsborough-John T. Lowe, Plant City.
Hillsborough-Leo Stalnaker, Tampa.
Holmes-A. W. Weeks, Bonifay.













Indian River-Freeman L. Knight, Vero Beach.
Jackson-J. D. Smith, Marianna.
Jackson-W. W. Wester, Inwood.
Jefferson-W. B. Bishop, Capps.
Lafayette-F. P. Parker, Day.
Lake-I. N. Kennedy, Eustis.
Lake-W. A. MacKenzie, Leesburg.
Lee-S. W. Lawler, Jr., Fort Myers.
Leon-Fred H. Davis, Tallahassee.
Leon-W. A. Register, Woodville.
Levy-Shelton Philips, Williston.
Liberty-J. A. Wynn, Sumatra.
Madison-R. L. Millinor, Madison.
Madison-J. E. Whitty, Lee.
Manatee-H. P. Perry, Manatee.
Manatee-Wallace Tervin, Bradenton.
Marion-W. D. Carn, Ocala.
Marion-J. K. Christian, McIntosh.
Martin-A. 0. Kanner, Stuart.
Monroe-Chas. H. Ketchum, Key West.
Nassau-H. L. Ezell, Callahan.
Okaloosa-W. M. Davidson, Baker. .
Okeechobee--T. W. Conley, Jr., Okeechobee.
Orange-C. 0. Andrews, Orlando.
Orange-Franklin O. King, Orlando.
Osceola-C. W. Bruns, Kissimmee.
Palm Beach-Sidney J. Catts, Jr., West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach-R. E. Oliver, West Palm Beach.
Pasco-Arthur L. Auvil, Dade City.
Pinellas-Frank J. Booth, Clearwater.
Pinellas-James Booth, St. Petersburg.
Pinellas-S. D. Harris, St. Petersburg.
Polk-Thos. W. Bryant, Lakeland.
Polk-B. K. Bullord, Lake Wales.
Polk-Nat. J. Patterson, Fort Meade.
Putnam-T. C. Douglass, Welaka.
Putnam-H. S. McKenzie, Palatka.
Santa Rosa-William A. Bonifay, Milton.
Santa Rosa-J. J. Hardin, Milton.
Sarasota-E. J. Bacon, Sarasota.
Seminole-L. P. Hagan, Sanford.
Seminole-E. F. Householder, Sanford.
St. Johns-Harry K. Jackson, St. Augustine.













St. Johns--Louis Victor, St. Augustine.
St. Lucie-W. R. Jackson, Fort Pierce.
Sumter-S. W. Getzen, Bushnell.
Suwannee-S. D. Huggins, Lake City, Route B.
Suwannee-A. W. McLeran, Wellborn.
Taylor-W. T. Hendry, Perry.
Union-A. D. Andrews, Raiford.
Volusia-J. A. Harper, DeLand.
Volusia-C. L. Vining, Daytona Beach.
Wakulla-J. A. Hagan, Arran.
Walton-A. F. Bullard, DeFuniak Springs.
Washington-John D. Campbell, Chipley.

The chair announced a quorum present.

The following Oath of Office was received and read:

OATH OF OFFICE

I, Fuller Warren, do solemnly swear that I will sup-
port, protect, and defend the Constitution and govern-
ment of the United States and of the State of Florida;
that I am duly qualified to hold office under the Consti-
tution of the State, and that I will well and faithfully
perform the duties of a member of the Legislature on
which I am about to enter. So help me God.

FULLER WARREN.

Sworn and subscribed before
me this the 5th day of April, 1927, A. D.

AMMON McCLELLAN,
Notary Public State at Large.
My commission expires July 31, 1930.

Mr. Getzen of Sumter moved that the oath of office
administered to Mr. Warren of Calhoun as above set
out be spread on the journal, and that he be recognized
as a member of the House of Representatives.
Which was agreed to.

Prayer by the Rev. H. L. Ezell.











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Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) moved that the House proceed
to the election of a temporary chairman.
Which was agreed to.

Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) nominated Mr. McLeran of
Suwannee for temporary chairman.
There being no further nominations Mr. MacKenzie
(Lake) moved that Mr. McLeran be elected Temporary
Chairman by acclamation.
Which was agreed to.
The chair appointed a Committee of three to escort
the temporary chairman to the chair, such committee be-
ing Messrs. MacKenzie (Lake), Crews (Duval) and
Harris.
And Mr. McLeran was duly escorted to the chair and
assumed its duties.
Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) moved that the House proceed
to permanent organization by the election of a speaker,
a Speaker Pro Tempore, a Chief Clerk, and other offi-
cers and attaches.
Which was agreed to.

Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) nominated Hon. Fred Davis of
Leon County for Speaker.
Mr. Philips moved that the nominations be closed.
Which was agreed to.
Upon call of the roll, the vote was:
For Fred H. Davis for Speaker :
Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth. (Duval),
Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bry-
an, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton),
Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Chris-
tian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson
(St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight,
Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake),
McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,













Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.

The Chairman announced and declared that Hon. Fred
H. Davis was unanimously elected Speaker.

Mr. Tervin moved that a committee of three be ap-
pointed to escort the Speaker to the Chair.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Chairman appointed Messrs. Tervin,
Lewis and Householder as such Committee to escort the
Speaker to the Chair.
Hon. Fred H. Davis, Speaker, having been escorted to
the Chair, expressed his appreciation to the members for
the honor conferred upon him and assumed the duties of
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) nominated Hon. S. W. Getzen of
Sumter County, for Speaker pro tempore.
The Speaker declared the nominations closed.
Upon call of the roll, the vote was:
For Mr. Getzen for Speaker pro tempore:

Mr. Speaker; MIessrs. Andrews (Orange), Andrews
(Union), Auvil, Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay,
Booth (Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James,
Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Burns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Har-
din, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Har-
ris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-94.
The Speaker declared Hon. S. W. Getzen unanimously
elected Speaker pro tempore.












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Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) nominated Frank Webb, of Leon
County, for Chief Clerk.

Upon call of the roll, the vote was:
For Frank Webb for Chief Clerk.
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Andrews
(Union), Auvil, Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay,
Booth (Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James,
Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass,' Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Get-
zen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Har-
per, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler,
Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie
(Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var.
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn, 94.
Nays-None.
The Speaker declared Frank Webb unanimously elected
as Chief Clerk.
Frank Webb came forward and took the oath of office as
Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives as prescribed
by the Constitution of the State of Florida before Mr. Jus-
tice Armistead Brown, Justice of the Supreme Court.

Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) nominated the following as at-
taches of the House of Representatives for the 1927 session
of the House:
Assistant Chief Clerk-R..T. Mickler, Wauchula.
Bill Clerk-Mrs. W. R. Dorman, Live Oak.
Reading Clerk-Ammon McClellan, Wewahitchka.
Assistant Reading Clerk-Bonnie I. Smith, Wewa-
hitchka.
Engrossing Clerk-R. W. Ervin, Jr., Gainesville.
Enrolling Clerk-Annie F. Bond, Lloyd.
Sergeant-at-Arms-Nathan Jones, Jacksonville.
Messenger-C. J. Ferrell, Ben Haden.
Doorkeeper-J. Hamp Jones, Callahan.












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Gallery Doorkeeper-J. T. Ayres, Altha.
Chaplain-Rev. J. E. Mickler, DeLand.
Janitor-J. H. Stewart, Tallahassee.
Pages (eight)-John F. Smith, C. O. Ellis, Walter War
ren, George Matthews, Lucile Jury, Alton Dendy, Louise
Simmons, Frederick Fitzgerald.

Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) moved that all officers and at-
taches as nominated above be elected by acclamation.
Which was agreed to.
The following attaches came forward and took the oath
of office prescribed by the Constitution of the State of
Florida, before Mr. Justice Brown of the Supreme Court:
Assistant Chief Clerk-R. T. Mickler, Wauchula.
Bill Clerk-Mrs. W. R. Dorman, Live Oak.
Reading Clerk-Ammon McClellan, Wewahitchka.
Assistant Reading Clerk-Bonnie I.. Smith, Wewahitc,,l .
Engrossing Clerk-R. W. Ervin, Jr., Gainesville.
Enrolling Clerk-Annie F. Bond, Lloyd.
Sergeant-at-Arms-Nathan Jones, Jacksonville.
Messenger C. J. Farrell, Ben Haden.
Doorkeeper-J. Hamp Jones, Callahaih.
Gallery Doorkeeper-J. T. Ayres, Altha.
Chaplain-Rev. J. E. Mickler, DeLand.
Janitor-J. H. Stewart, Tallahassee.
Pages (eight)-John F. Smith, C. O. Ellis, Walter War-
ren, George Matthews, Lucile Jury, Alton Dendy, Louise
Simmons, Frederick Fitzgerald.

Mr. Getzen moved that a Committee of three members
be appointed to wait upon the Senate and inform that
body that the House was organized and ready for business.
Which was agreed to.
Whereupon the Speaker appointed as such committee,
Messrs. Getzen, McLeran ana Smith.
The committee retired and after a brief absence re-
turned and .reported that they had performed the duty
assigned them and were discharged.

A committee of three from the Senate, composed of
Senators Hodges,. Etheredge and Parrish, appeared at
the bar of the House of Representatives and announced
that they were instructed by the Senate to inform the











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House that the Senate was organized and ready to pro-
ceed to business.

Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) moved that the Speaker appoint
a committee of three to wait upon the Governor and inform
him that the House of Representatives was now organ-
ized and ready to receive any communication he might
have to make to the Legislature.
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker appointed on this Committee Messrs.
MacKenzie (Lake), King and Carroll.
The Committee retired and after a brief absence, re-
turned and reported that they had performed the duty
assigned them, and that his Excellency, the Governor,
desired to appear before the Legislature in Joint Ses-
sion on Wednesday, April 6th, at 1.1:00 o'clock A. M.
Whereupon the Committee was discharged.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESO-
LUTIONS

By Mr Harris of Pinellas-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the
Senate concurring: -
That no bills shall be introduced until Thursday,
the 7th, or until the Standing Committees shall have
been announced.
Which was read.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be waived and that
the resolution be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the resolution was read a second time.
Mr. Harris moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And the same was ordered immediately certified to
the Senate.: :

By Mr. Harris of Pinellas-
House Concurrent.Resolution No. 2:
Be it Resolved by the House of Representatives, the
Senate concurring:
That the House of Representatives respectfully advises
and concur with the Senate in advising the Governor that











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the Legislature as per his request will assemble in the Hall
of the House of Representatives at 11:00 o'clock a. m.,
April 6th for the purpose of receiving his Excellency's
message.
Which was read.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 2 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was read a
second time.
Mr. Harris moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed tp.
And the same was ordered immediately certified to the
Senate.

By Mr. Ketchum of Monroe-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
WHEREAS, The Florida State Bar Association holds
its annual meeting in the City of Jacksonville on Thurs-
day, Friday and Saturday, April 7th, 8th and 9th, and
many members of this Legislature are members of said
Association and are desirous of attending said annual
meeting, and
WHEREAS, The House Chamber has not been com-
pletely equipped in time for the annual session and it is
necessary to lay carpet on the floor and said work cannot
be done while the House is in session, now therefore
BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives,
the Senate concurring, that this House take a recess from
noon on Thursday, the 7th day of April, until noon on
Monday, the 11th day of April.
Which was read.
Mr. Ketchum moved that the rules be waived and that
the resolution be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Resolution No. 2 was read a second time.
Mr. Ketchum moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.

And the same was ordered immediately certified to the
Senate.












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INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Lewis of Gulf and Weeks of Holmes-
House Resolution No. 1:
WHEREAS, The House of Representatives has learned
with deep regret of the serious illness of Hon. Fuller War-
ren, the elected representative from Calhoun County, and
of his inability by reason thereof to attend and be sworn
in at this session of the House of Representatives together
with the other members; and
WHEREAS, It is the desire of the House of Representa-
tives to express to Mr. Warren their deep regret at learning
of his illness and to wish for him a complete and speedy
recovery in the hope that he will shortly be able to take his
seat and participate in the active affairs of the House of-
Representatives; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Warren has taken the oath of office
prescribed by the Constitution for all members of the Leg-
islature, which oath by reason of his illness he was unable
to take in person before the bar of the House; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives, That we
express to Hon. Fuller Warren our deep regret at his ill-.
ness and wish for him a speedy recovery, and that the
Speaker of the House be directed to forward to him a copy
of this resolution, and that the oath of office administered
to Hon. Fuller Warren at his bedside in the hospital where
he now is, which fact of the administration of said oath is
certified to by the officer so administering the same be
taken and held to be in all respects a compliance with the
Constitution of the State of Florida, and to entitle the said
Fuller Warren to all the rights, privileges, emoluments and
benefits conferred upon him by law and the Constitution of
this State as a member of the House of Representatives, and
that he be excused from attendance upon this House until
such time as upon the advice of his physician he is able to
appear and participate in the proceedings at this session;
be it further
RESOLVED, That out of interest and respect we have
for the welfare, present and prospective,, of this young
legislator, the members of this House rise and stand for one
minute in secret prayer while the Chaplain of this House
leads us in appropriate invocational exercises, and that a.
copy of these Resolutions be immediately delivered to the
physicians, nurses and family attendants at the Hospital











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in Gainesville, Florida, and that a copy of these Resolutions
be spread upon the Journal of this House.
Which was read.
Mr. Lewis moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
By request of the Speaker, Mr. Ezell offered prayer as
suggested in the foregoing resolution.

By Mr. Getzen of Sumter-
House Resolution No. 2:
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives:
1. That the rules adopted by the 1925 House of Rep-
resentatives shall govern this House until permanent rules
are adopted except Rule 95.
2. That the Speaker appoint an Assistant Bill Clerk
and an Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms as provided in said
rules and that said assistants assume office today.
3. That the Speaker appoint a private Secretary who
shall assume office today.
4. That the Speaker appoint a competent man as Jour-
nal clerk who shall appoint three assistants to have super-
vision of the distribution and mailing out of such Journals
as the House shall cause to be mailed out.
5. That the Speaker appoint an assistant janitor to
assume office today.
Which was read.
Mr. Getzen moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.

By Mr. McLeran of Suwannee-
House Resolution No. 3:
Be it resolved, by the House of Representatives, that
two thousand copies of the Daily Journal and three
hundred and fifty copies of the Daily Calendar be or-
dered printed each day.
Which was read.

Mr. McLeran moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.

Mr. Philips moved that the resolution be amended so
that each member shall be allowed to mail fifteen copies
of the Journal.
Which was agreed to.











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By Mr. McLeran of Suwannee-
House Resolution No. 4:
Whereas, Section 104 of the Revised General Statutes
of Florida provides for the employment by the House
of Representatives an experienced indexer, acting in
conjunction with a similar. clerk from the Senate, to
compile and make the index of the Journal of the House
of Representatives; and
Whereas, The work of the Chief Clerk is so great and
pressing at certain hours as to make an extra assistant
necessary, and
Whereas, The said Chief Clerk is charged with the
responsibility of the supervision of the said work of in-
dexing the. Journal, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives, in the in-
terest of economy and efficiency in carrying out said
work, that the said two positions be authorized and
that the Chief Clerk be, and he is hereby authorized
to employ an experienced indexing clerk, who shall
be known as the Journal Indexing Clerk, to do the work
outlined in said Section 104 of the Revised General Stat-
utes, and also a special assistant to assist him in such
other work as he may direct, which said clerks shall re-
ceive the same compensation and remuneration as other
clerks of this House.
Which was read.
MIr. McLeran moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.

By Mr. Weeks, of Holmes-
House Resolution No. 5:
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of
Florida in Session Assembled, That the Speaker be, and he
is hereby authorized and directed to appoint not less than
three members nor more than nine members of the House
of Representatives to be known as an Efficiency Com-
mittee, whose duty it shall be to examine all official steno-
graphers and typists necessary for employment of clerical
assistance in all matters pertaining to the public business
of the House of Representatives during the session of A. D.
1927, and that said committee, by itself and under its
direction, conduct such examination or examinations of
applicants for positions as may seem fit and proper from
time to time and recommend such only for employment as











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in their opinion are proficient and worthy, that the public
business may be expedited arid carefully prepared, re-
ported, copied, or recorded. That no person shall be em-
ployed by any committee of the House as a stenographer
or typist whose proficiency has not been first passed on
by the committee above provided for, and that the effect
of the adoption of this resolution shall be that it shall
become a rule of the House and that no person be appointed
or employed as a verifier or proofreader until the list of
competent available stenographers or typists for use in
that capacity is first exhausted.
Which was read.
Mr. Weeks moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker appointed the following on the committee,
authorized by the foregoing resolution:
A. W. Weeks, chairman; J. A. Harper, vice chairman;
McKenzie of Putnam, MacKenzie of Lake, W. A. Register,
W. B. Bishop, P. Guy Crews, S. D. Harris, Frank X.
Carroll.
By Mr. Tervin of Manatee-
House Resolution No. 6:
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives, That
upon requisition, each member of the House shall be fur-
nished with a set of the Revised General Statutes of Flor-
ida and a copy of the General Laws of 1921, 1923 and
1925.
Be It Further Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be
instructed to secure such General Statutes and Laws and
return same to the Secretary of State upon final adjourn-
ment of the Legislature.
Which was read.
Mr. Tervin moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Weeks of Holmes-
House Resolution No. 7:
WHEREAS, Owing to the reapportionment of the House
of Representatives and the increase in the membership
thereof, as well as changed business conditions in the State
of Florida make a revision of the House Committees essen-
tial at this session, and
WHEREAS, Certain committees of the House, such as
the Committee on Indian Affairs, are no longer such as
serve any useful purpose in this Legislature; therefore,











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Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the Speaker of the House shall appoint the follow-
ing Committees of the House of Representatives to serve
during this session of the Legislature, and that the Rules
Committee shall incorporate in the Rules of the House
the provisions of this Resolution.

COMMITTEES
Agriculture.
Appropriations.
Banks and Loans.
Canals and Drainage.
Census and Apportionment.
Citrus Fruits.
City and Town Organization.
Claims.
Commerce and Navigation.
Constitutional Amendments.
Convicts.
Corporations.
County Officials.
County Organization.
County Roads and Bridges.
Domestic Relations.
Education (Division A).
Education (Division B).
Efficiency.
Engrossed Bills.
Enrolled Bills.
Expense of Executive Department.
Finance and Taxation.
Fisheries.
Forestry.
Game.
Governor's Message and Administrative Reports.
Hotels and Inn Keepers.
Immigration.
Insurance.
Journal.
Judiciary A.
Judiciary B.
Judiciary C.
Judiciary D.













Judiciary E.
Legislative Expense.
Labor.
Livestock.
Lumber and Naval Stores.
Miscellaneous Legislation.
Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
National Guard and Militia.
Nurseries and Plant Husbandry.
Phosphate and Minerals.
Privileges and Elections.
Public Utilities.
Primary Laws.
Public Amusements.
Public Buildings and Grounds.
Public Health.
Public Lands.
Public Printing.
Public Roads and Highway Department.
Public Welfare.
Railroads, Telegraphs and Telephones.
Rules.
Realtors and Agents.
State Institutions.
State Pensions.
State Publicity.
State Prison and Prisoners.
State Marketing.
Prohibition and Enforcement.
Uniform Laws.

Which was read.
Mr. Weeks moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.

By Mr. Tervin of Manatee-
House Resolution No. 8:
Whereas, a well furnished House Chamber will lend
towards the comfort and efficiency of its members,
therefore
Be it Resolved by the House of Representatives, that
a Committee of three members of the House be appointed
by the Speaker to immediately procure carpets, comfort-
able chairs and such other furnishings as such Commit-











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tee shall deem expedient to the best interests and wel-
fare of its members.
Be it further resolved, that the cost of the same be
assessed as Legislative Expense and paid from such
Fund.
Which was read.
Mr. Tervin moved the adoption of the 'resolution.
Mr. Philips of Levy offered the following amendment
to House Resolution No. 8:
Strike out the word "carpets," where it occurs in
said resolution.
Mr. Philips moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Harris moved that the amendment be laid on the
table.
Which was agreed to.
The question then recurred on the adoption of the
resolution.
The resolution was agreed to.

By Mr. Getzen of Sumter-
House Resolution No. 9:
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives:
That Ammon McClellan, Reading Clerk, who is a member
of the University of Florida debating team, be excused on
Thursday, April 7, for the purpose of participating in an
intercollegiate debate in Gainesville, Florida, between the
University of Florida and Duke University of Durham.
N. C.
Which was read.
Mr. Getzen moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.











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MESSAGE FROM THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL.

The following message from the Attorney-General was
received and read and ordered spread on the Journal.

State of Florida,

Office of the Attorney General.

Tallahassee, April 5, 1927.
Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.

Dear Sir:

In compliance with the provisions of Section 104, Re-
vised General Statutes, 1920, I hereby recommend Mrs.
Mary M. Meginniss as a person experienced in indexing
to supervise and assist the respective clerks of each branch
of the Legislature having such work in hand in making
the index for both the House and Senate Journals during
the 1927 Session of the Legislature.
Very respectfully,
J. B. JOHNSON,
Attorney General.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE.

The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 5, 1927.
Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
Whereas, the United Confederate Veterans are now In
general reunion in Tampa; and












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Whereas, the people of this country, regardless of State
or Section, delight to honour these old heroes for their
valour in war and their loyalty to the nation since the issues
of the war are settled,
Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate, the House of
Representatives concurring:
That the Legislature, on behalf of the people of the State
of Florida, officially welcome the United Confederate
Veterans to our State, and extend to them our most cordial
greetings, with the sincere wish for their continued happi-
ness and well being.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 contained in
the above message, was read the first time in full.
Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) moved that the rules be waived
and Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be read a second
time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was read a
second time.
Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) moved the adoption of the reso-
lution.
Which was agreed to.
And the action of the House of Representatives was or-
dered immediately certified to the Senate.

Mr. Getzen moved that the House extend a rising vote of
thanks to the ladies of Tallahassee for the beautiful flowers
in the Hall, and to Tallahassee Golf Club for invitation to
members to use the privileges of the club.
Which was agreed to by unanimous rising vote.

The Speaker announced the following appointments
under authority of the resolutions this day adopted:

W. J. Bledsoe, Speaker's private secretary.
Cecil Gatlin, Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms.
Charles S. Ausley, Assistant Bill Clerk.
Hon. A. W. McLeran, Chairman of Legislative Ex-
pense Committee.











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The Chief Clerk announced that under the provisions
of House Resolution No. 4, he has made the following
appointments:
Journal Index Clerk, Mrs. Josie B. Wells.
Special assistant, Miss Ruth Meadows.
Mr. Harris moved that the House do now adjourn un-
til 10:30 o'clock A. M., April 6th, 1927.
Which was agreed to.
Whereupon at 1:45 o'clock P. M. the House stood
adjourned until Wednesday, April 6th, 1927, at 10:30
o'clock A. M.











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Wednesday, April 6, 1927





The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:30
o'clock A. M.

The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:

Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Andrews
(Union), Auvil, Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wai-
ton); Burns, Byrd; Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts,
Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Ed-
wards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Har-
din, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
HHendry endry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Seofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-94.
A quorum present.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

Mr. Weeks moved that the rules be waived and that the
House now take up messages from the Senate.

Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.











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MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 6, 1927.
Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
That no bills be introduced until Thursday, the 7th, or
until the standing committees shall have been announced.
Also-
House Resolution No. 2:
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives, the
Senate concurring, That the House of Representatives re-
spectfully advises and concur with the Senate in advising
the Governor that the Legislature as per his request will
assemble in the Hall of the House of Representatives at
11:00 o'clock A. M., April 6th, for the purpose of receiving
his Excellency's message.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Concurrent Resolutions Nos. 1 and 2, con-
tained in the above message, were referred to the Commit-
tee on Enrolled Bills.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received
and read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 6, 1927.
Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has adopted-











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House Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
WHEREAS, The Florida State Bar Association holds
its annual meeting in the City of Jacksonville on Thurs-
day, Friday and Saturday, April 7th, 8th, and 9th, and
many members of this Legislature are members of said
Association and are desirous of attending said annual meet-
ing, and
WHEREAS, The House Chamber has not been com-
pletely equipped in time for the annual session and it is
necessary to lay carpet on the floor and said work cannot be
done while the House is in session, now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives,
the Senate concurring, that this House take a recess from
noon on Thursday, the 7th of April until noon on Monday,
the 11th day of April.
Very respectfully,
CHARLES A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 3, contained in
the above message, was referred to the Committee on En-
rolled Bills.

CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTION.

Mr. Weeks moved that the vote by which House Resolu-
tion No. 2 was adopted on yesterday be reconsidered:
Which was agreed to, and said vote was duly reconsid-
ered.
The question recurred on the adoption of the resolution.
Mr. Weeks offered the following amendment to House
Resolution No. 2:
Strike out the words "who shall appoint three assist-
ants" in paragraph 4, line 2.
Mr. Weeks moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
The question recurred on the adoption of the resolution
as amended.
The resolution was adopted as amended.

The Speaker appointed Messrs. Hendry (Hendry), Mc-
Leran and Wester as a committee of three to notify the
Senate that the House will be ready at 11:30 o'clock A. M.
to meet: in joint session to hear the Governor's message.
Said committee retired and after brief absence returned,











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reported that they had performed the duty assigned them
and were discharged.

The Speaker appointed Messrs. Kanner, Valz and King
as a committee of three to inform the Governor that the
Legislature will meet in joint session at 11:00 o'clock
A. M. to hear his message.
Said committee retired and after brief absence returned
and.reported that they had performed the duty assigned
them and were discharged.

JOINT SESSION OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES

At 11 o'clock A. M. the Senate appeared at the Bar of
the House and were awarded seats.
The President of the Senate in the chair.
The roll of Senators was called and the following an-
swered to their names:
Mr. President, Senators Caro, Cobb, Dell, Edge, Ether-
edge, Gary, Gillis, Glynn, Hale, Harrison, Hinely, Hodges,
Jennings, Knight, McCall, Malone, Mitchell, Overstreet,
Parrish, Phillips, Putnam, Rowe, Scales, Singletary, Smith,
Stewart, Swearingen, Taylor (11th District), Taylor (31st
District), Turnbull, Turner, Wagg, Walker, Watson, Way-
bright, Whitaker-37.
A quorum of the Senate present.

The roll of members of the House was called and the
following members answered to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Andrews
(Union), Auvil, Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Get-
zen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Har-
per, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hob-
son, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson
(St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight,
Lawler, Lee, Lewis,. Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzle (Lake),
McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,











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Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Tur-
ner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-94.
A quorum of the House of Representatives present.

The President appointed Senator Taylor of the Eleventh
District and Messrs. Kanner and King to escort Governor
John W. Martin to the platform.
The Committee retired and shortly thereafter returned
with Hon. John W. Martin, Governor of Florida, who was
escorted to the stand and addressed the Legislature as fol-
lows :

GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE

Gentlemen of the Senate and
House of Representatives:

The Governor is commanded by the Constitution to com-
municate to the Legislature, at each regular session, in-
formation concerning the condition of the State and to
recommend such measures as he may deem expedient.
Obedient to that command, I have the honor of advising
you, at the beginning of this legislative session, first, con-
cerning the conditions of Florida, and next, my recom-
mendations for your consideration.
For the last two years, the State of Florida has passed
through the most unusual period in her history. Her
development has been unprecedented, her growth has been
more than remarkable. Thousands of people from other
states and nations have settled here and built their homes.
Millions of dollars of outside capital have poured into the
State for her development.
Beginning with the spring of 1925 and continuing
throughout that year, this enormous influx of people and
capital drew the attention of the outside world to the op-
portunities offered by our State and taxed, to the limit,
our facilities, governmental and otherwise, for the
handling and accommodation of this new element and
capital.
During that year real estate values increased tremen-
dously. Large acreages of Florida land were sold for
splendid prices. New cities sprang up everywhere and es-
tablished communities expanded and developed amazingly.











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Transportation facilities were taxed beyond their ability
to serve. The railroads were forced to put embargoes on
shipments of freight, particularly building material, the
result of the rapid construction of new homes and hotels,
and upon many' commodities that the State demanded.
These necessary embargoes to a considerable extent af-
fected the State's road building program because of the
inability of the transportation companies to haul road
material as needed. However, to meet these demands, the
railroads of the State have been constantly expanding.
The Florida East Coast has double-tracked most of its
entire system from Jacksonville to Miami. The Seaboard
Air Line has built hundreds of miles of new railroad, and
the Atlantic Coast Line and other transportation com-
panies have increased their building program to keep pace
with the rapid development of the State.
New steamship lines have come into our ports, bringing
prospective citizens and laden with freight for our develop-
ment. In fact, gentlemen of the Legislature, no common-
wealth in the union has ever experienced such rapid growth
and such an era of prosperity as Florida has. I am thank-
ful, as its standard bearer, to Him who directs the destinies
of all people and all countries for this prosperity, and I am
more than happy to report to you this splendid develop-
ment of our natural and economic resources in such a
remarkable degree.
The Government of the State of Florida and her people
generally have measured up magnificently to the unusual
conditions. By a sane, sensible and conservative handling
of the State's affairs, we have been able to meet every
emergency and every new condition as it arose, and have
given to the people of Florida economical, responsive and
active government such as this period demanded.
New conditions bring new responsibilities and we are
novi readjusting the affairs of the State in an effort to
harmonize and stabilize the conditions brought forth by
this abnormal period.
The finances of the State Government never were on a
sounder basis. Every obligation has been met and satisfied
and we have ample funds in our treasury to meet current
demands and to pay promptly all obligations of every
department. In October of last year the last vestige of
debt that the State owed was paid by the cancellation of
$601,567 that the State borrowed from the educational
"interests of the State in 1901 and 1902. This money was











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not due until 1951 and 1953, yet this money has been re-
turned to the school fund and we have now in our treasury
the magnificent sum of around $14,000,000. The payment
of this obligation was made by the saving of accrued in-
terest on daily balances of State funds in banks by the
Treasurer of the State. Can any illustration speak more
forcibly of the stability of Florida State Government
than this ?
Even with the magnificent showing of our finances, I
am convinced that the new conditions that prevail in
Florida demand of us extreme caution and a greater exer-
cise of prudence, wisdom and conservatism. Therefore, I
am constrained, at the very beginning of this message,
most respectfully to urge and call your specific attention
to the necessity for further economy in the matter of ap-
propriations and expenditures. I am convinced that the
people of Florida are in no humor, and justifiably so, for
an increase of the burdens of taxation, and I, therefore, in
no uncertain terms and without equivocation, urge upon
you to keep constantly in your minds the necessity for
economy.
In practicing economy, I advocate no petty or niggard-
ly policy, certainly no policy that would hinder or cripple
the proper operation of any department or branch of the
State Government. However, this is no time to exploit
wild theories of doubtful propriety and wisdom, or ex-
plore new fields of adventure that would call for the
expenditure of additional public funds.

BUDGET
In keeping with this policy, the Budget Commission,
composed of the Governor and his entire cabinet, is of the
unanimous opinion that we have submitted for your con-
sideration a fair, proper, complete and reasonable budget.
We have carefully gone into every department of the State
Government and all of its branches and prepared a budget
that will be adequate for the needs of this State for the
next two years.
Your special attention is called to the appropriation
agreed to by the Budget Commission for the State institu-
tions of higher learning. During the Hardee administra-
tion they received at the hands of the Legislature, for the
four years, the sum of $3,646,475.50. During the first two
years of this administration they received $4,149,910.00.











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Should the Legislature adopt the appropriation as recom-
mended by the present Budget Commission, around
$4,500,000, it will give them a grand total for this ad-
ministration of $8,649,910.00 against $3,646,475.50 for the
preceding administration, nearly three times as much. In
my opinion, as Governor of this State, it is a liberal ap-
propriation and handsomely provides for these institutions,
with an increase of more than 250 percent over the preced-
ing administration. Therefore, I hope the Legislature will
concur with the Commission in adopting the budget, there-
by preventing an increase of taxes upon the people of the
State.

ROADS

Great progress has been made in the development of
our highways. Ample money has been provided for their
construction. We have now nearly one thousand miles of
hard-surfaced roads under construction. The finances for
building and maintaining roads in this State are derived
from automobile license tax, gasoline inspection tax, gaso-
line tax, automobile theft tax, federal aid, and one-quarter
of a mill tax levied against the real and personal property
of this State.
In my judgment, there is no longer need for continuing
this one-quarter of a mill tax against real and personal
property, as the Road Department has sufficient funds
without this ad valorem tax. I respectfully recommend
and request that the law providing for this one-quarter of
a mill ad valorem tax be repealed.
I hope, however, that the Legislature will not disturb
any of the present existing sources of revenue for building
roads, other than the repeal of the present one-quarter of
a mill ad valorem tax. With the other sources of revenue
of the Road Department left intact, we will soon have the
finest system of highways of any State in the South and
the State of Florida incurs no obligation in their con-
struction.
Let us finish the road building of this State before we
divert, for other purposes, funds which the Road Depart-
ment now needs.
EDUCATION
It is hardly necessary to emphasize the importance of
making adequate provision for our schools. We can never











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hope to build permanently on ignorance. Justice and fair-
ness cry out from the remotest and most neglected corners
of our State to give the children a chance for that which
is inalienably theirs, an education.
The schools of higher learning have been liberally pro-
vided for in the budget.
At the last general election, held in November of 1926,
the people of this State overwhelmingly amended the Con-
stitution, permitting the Legislature to appropriate money
to help the common schools of Florida. In response to an
appeal for these helpless and hopeless children who attend
the common schools of Florida for a common school educa-
tion, I suggest that the State Treasurer be authorized to
set aside all interest accumulating on State funds in his
hands, that fund to be known as the Common School Fund.
I further suggest that the apportionment of these funds
be placed under the supervision and control of the State
Board of Education and that they be authorized to dis-
tribute the money in the manner hereinafter provided:
First, that no county shall be eligible to receive any
awards from this fund unless the county shall have levied
its full constitutional millage.
Second, the State Board of Education shall investigate
and ascertain, before making any awards to any county,
or counties, in Florida, whether the county, or counties,
shall be in actual need of such help and unable to raise
sufficient funds by taxation to keep open their common
schools for a six months' term..
In other words, gentlemen of the Legislature, this fund
will amount to around $200,000 per year and I am of the
opinion that it should be used for no more nor less than a
relief measure for those counties that are unable financially
to keep open their schools for the full six months. If it is
distributed in any other manner, it will possibly defeat
the purpose of the amendment. I believe that it is of prime
importance to the people of this State that the children
in the rural districts have an opportunity to get at least
six months' common schooling and if their counties are
unable to afford them this opportunity, then, because they
are citizens of Florida as much as the children of the more
prosperous counties, and are of just as much importance,
the State should come in with this small amount and give
them this opportunity.











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DRAINAGE OF THE EVERGLADES

In view of the great importance of this matter to the
people of the State, I deem it of sufficient importance to
address a special message to the Legislature with reference
to this subject. This will be done within a few days.

TAXATION

I am of the opinion that, at this time, it is inadvisable
for the Legislature to be seeking for new avenues or means
of providing additional taxation; in fact, I believe that the
people are laboring under as much taxation as they can
reasonably stand and that the State, with the avenues of
taxation which are now available, has ample sources from
which to derive sufficient revenue to conduct the Govern-
ment, economically administered, of state, counties and
cities.

PENSIONS

The last session of the Legislature generously provided
adequate pensions for the Confederate soldier and his
widow, increasing the pension rate from $25.00 to $40.00
per month, by far the largest amount paid by any Southern
State.
The amount of taxes necessary to provide for the pay-
ment of this sum monthly to the old soldier and his widow
is two and one-quarter mills of the total State millage
levied of seven and one-half mills. I am satisfied that this
is a generous sum and I would recommend that this
amount not be increased nor the sum decreased, as I feel
that the people of the State want these old veterans and
their widows well taken care of, and this sum, in my judg-
ment, is sufficient.

SIMPLIFYING OUR CIVIL AND LEGAL PRO-
CEDURE

In 1925 session of the Legislature authorized the Gov-
ernor to appoint a commission of five to investigate our
civil and criminal procedure and to recommend such
changes for enactment by the 1927 Legislature as would
simplify, speed up and facilitate the handling of all court
matters. This report has been handed me by the com-











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mission. I have had it printed and will furnish the Legis-
lature with copies.
The necessity for unhampered justice must be apparent.
The long delays in dealing out justice encourage lawless-
ness and would defeat the very purpose of the law, be-
sides piling up an enormous cost to the taxpayers of the
State by unnecessary delays. Civil disputes should be ad-
judicated without delay. Some regard should be had as
to the cost of litigation and the innocent taxpayer should
not, after all, be made the sufferer instead of the offender.
Nothing more important, in my judgment, can come
before this Legislature than the enactment of such legisla-
tion as will remedy these conditions and speed up court
procedure. I earnestly recommend that you give this mat-
ter serious consideration.
As to the remuneration for this commission, that is left
to your judgment and fairness.

FEDERAL INHERITANCE TAX

This iniquitous measure, passed by, Congress for no other
purpose than to nullify Florida's Constitution and aimed
particularly at Florida, is a gross injustice to the people
of this State and it should either be repealed or the rebate
provision taken out by the Federal Congress. I suggest
the propriety and wisdom of our Legislature, by a suitable
resolution, memorializing Congress for the repeal of this
unfair, unjust and discriminatory tax against our State.

EXPENDITURES BY CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC
OFFICE

Fourteen years ago the Legislature passed an Act limit-
ing the amount that candidates for public office could
spend in their campaigns. Since that time, the population
of the State has more than doubled. In addition thereto,
suffrage has been granted the women of the State, and
these amounts are not sufficient to defray the actual ex-
penses of candidates making a thorough State-wide can-
vass. The cost of transportation, printing and hotels has
also increased. In consequence of these changed conditions,
I recommend that these amounts be increased to enable
all candidates to make a thorough State-wide canvass.
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ABSENT VOTERS LAW
Under our present suffrage laws, a citizen who is absent
from the State of Florida is deprived of his right to vote.
Those who may be away from their voting precincts may
vote by mail after complying with numerous annoying
conditions. A citizen may own property in Florida and
may have lived here for years, but if his business calls
him away from the State for a day or two before the elec-
tion, he is deprived of his franchise. A railroad employee
may have to leave on his train before the polls open and
arrives at his destination after they close, and he is also
deprived of his franchise.
These illustrations are cited to bring to your attention
the necessity for considering a more favorable and work-
able plan whereby no citizen of this State would be de-
prived of his franchise through no fault of his own.

STATE AUDITORS

Under our present plan of auditing, we have three
auditors to audit all State officers, institutions and all
county officers. In addition thereto, cities of the State of
SFlorida may call upon the Governor to audit their books
and, if possible, he must designate one of these auditors
to do so. It is hardly necessary to call to your attention
the impossibility of auditing all these officials with three
auditors. I have been repeatedly requested to audit county
offices which haven't been audited for years, and it is im-
possible for me to furnish them with the audit.
These auditors are now under the State Comptroller,
who has no authority to remove or suspend public officers
who fail to do their duty or are short in their accounts,
and the Governor is practically in the dark relative to the
correct handling of county and state funds and audits.
Therefore, it is impossible for him to safeguard the in-
terests of the people's funds.
The Comptroller's office is overwhelmed with different
duties. The State has grown at a rapid rate. No more im-
portant piece of legislation could be had at this session
than the creation of a State auditing department, with a
sufficient number of auditors to audit correctly and
regularly all departments of the State and county govern-
ment. The Comiptroller, in his report, asks to be relieved
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BANKING LAWS

The establishment, regulation and examination of all
State banks, trust companies and building and loan associa-
tions in the State of Florida are under the Comptroller.
We have at present 267 State banks and trust companies,
in addition to a large number of building and loan associa-
tions operating in the State, whose affairs should be care-
fully, consistently and regularly examined and super-
vised in order to insure to the depositing public the maxi-
mum amount of safety. With this large number of institu-
tions constantly increasing on account of the growth and
development of the State, it is almost impossible for the
Comptroller to give, the time and attention necessary for
their proper regulation and supervision.
The importance and necessity of this department of the
State' Government must be apparent to each member of
this Legislature. The attention, the time and the watchful
care of supervising these financial institutions are exact-
ing and vitally important. There was a time when one
man could handle the numerous duties of Comptroller and
operate the few financial institutions that were in Florida,
but that time has passed. The State has outgrown it. This
banking department alone should command the best
ability, energy and brains in this State and it is im-
portant enough to be well regulated and well supervised.
For the reasons above set forth, I am of the opinion
that a banking department should be created, consisting of
a banking commissioner, provided with sufficient amount
of help to supervise and manage these institutions properly.
The Comptroller in his report, asks to be relieved of this
work also.

MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE DEPARTMENT
Under the law, the Comptroller at present has charge
of the issuance of all licenses for automobiles and the
handling of automobile theft transactions. This has grown
to such an immensity that, at times, it requires the em-
ployment of one hundred or more persons. These matters
require such a large number of employees and so much
space and detail that the Legislature of 1925, in appro-
priating the sum of $300,000 for a new building in Talla-
hassee, was actuated in this largely by the amount of work
and number of employees engaged in handling this branch
of the Comptroller's work.











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The amount of money derived from this source for 1927
will possibly aggregate in the neighborhood of $7,000,000,
with the issuance of 600,000 licenses. Records must be
kept, checks deposited and tags sent out:
In the new building which is being erected, this depart-
ment will be housed.
I recommend that a separate department be created to
handle this work, providing for the creation of a commis-
sioner, with sufficient help to adequately handle it. I
further recommend that the commissioner be placed under
a bond of not less than $100,000, such bond to be executed
by a surety company authorized to transact business in
this State; and further that the commissioner be required
to turn over daily to the State Treasurer monies received
by his department.
Under the present system of handling this and account-
ing for the funds, the Comptroller is under no bond. The
Constitution only provides for the Comptroller giving a
bond of $5,000 for the faithful performance of his duties,
which in no wise is adequate to protect the handling of
this immense sum of money.
This department would entail no greater expense because
it would simply mean placing the person in charge of it
under bond and making him responsible, where there is
no responsibility to speak of at present. Since the depart-
ment will be in a new building and away from the Capitol
entirely, it should have some head under adequate bond
and held responsible for this enormous sum of money. The
Comptroller, in his report, asks to be relieved of this work.

THE HANDLING OF STATE FUNDS
Section 24 of the Constitution of the State of Florida
provides that "The Treasurer shall receive and keep all
funds**.'. In keeping with this provision of the Consti-
tution, I recommend and urge that suitable legislation be
enacted that shall require all State officials and others
handling public monies of the State of Florida to pay
them promptly into the State Treasury. If legislation is
enacted that will require this, in accordance with the Con-
stitution, it will result in saving the State more than
$50,000 annually, which the State is now losing.
In addition to this, under the present law, the State
Treasurer is required to deposit all funds coming into his
hands in banking institutions throughout the State, but
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the State Treasurer bonded security sufficient to protect
the State from any loss by failure of any banks in which
funds are so deposited.
Banks are also required to pay three percent interest
quarterly to the Treasurer on daily balances of all funds
deposited. This will safeguard the State's money against
any bank failure and will give the State the interest to
which it is justly entitled.
If suitable legislation, as recommended, is enacted, it
will not only result in the saving of thousands of dollars to
the people of the State, which is now lost, but will, in
addition thereto, secure the safety of money from bank
failures.
I have recommended to you, in the beginning of this
message, the appropriation of interest accruing on State
deposits in banks to the common school funds for the pur-
pose of giving to the boys and girls in those counties which
are unable to keep open their common schools an oppor-
tunity for getting an education. If this legislation is passed,
it will augment that fund by more than $50,000 a year.
In 1921, the Legislature authorized the State Treasurer
to set aside the interest accruing on deposits of State funds
in banks and to hold it intact until a sufficient sum had
accumulated to pay an obligation that the State of Florida
owed to the educational interests of this State, which
amounted to $601,567. Five years thereafter, sufficient
money had accumulated from this source to pay and cancel
that obligation in full. In addition thereto, the Treasurer
deposited some $60,000 in the general revenue fund of the
State of Florida.
Had. all persons handling State monies promptly turned
in to the State treasury such funds coming into their hands,
as the law contemplates, it would have resulted in around
$300,000, or more, of additional interest being secured to
the people of the State of Florida in the last five years.
For these reasons, I urge again that suitable legislation,
with proper penalties for violation, be enacted, requiring
all persons handling State funds to promptly pay the
same into the State Treasury.

EAST COAST CANAL

The Legislature of 1925, at my suggestion, appropri-
ated the sum of $10,000 for the purpose of surveying the
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places where its owners had failed to live up to their con-
tract with the State in keeping the canal at a given width
and depth, in accordance with the contract. The $10,000
was also to engage counsel to prosecute a suit in the name
of the State of Florida against the owners of the canal, if
it be determined that their contract had been violated.
The amount of money appropriated was insufficient and
rather than engage in this undertaking with insufficient
funds, I have not expended them.
Years ago the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund entered into a contract with the Florida Coast Line
Canal and Transportation Company to dig and maintain
a canal along the East Coast of Florida. Under the con
tract, they were to dig and maintain the canal not less
than 50 feet wide and 6 feet deep. In keeping with their
agreement to do this, the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund deeded them 1,200,000 acres of State land. The
provision in the contract is that if the Florida Coast Line
Canal and Transportation Company fails to maintain the
canal at the width and depth specified, steps might be taken
for the State of Florida to take possession of it.
I am reliably informed that the Florida Coast Line
Canal and Transportation Company is not living up to its
agreement with the State. This canal is of inestimable
value to the people of the East Coast. They should be
made to carry out their agreement with the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund.
In making this survey and prosecuting this suit, it will
entail considerable work and expense. The many duties of
the Attorney General will prohibit him from giving the
necessary time to the proper prosecution of a suit.
I, therefore, recommend that a sufficient sum of money
be appropriated to make this survey in order that evidence
may be had and counsel employed to prosecute the suit
protecting the State's rights.
REGULATION OF TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAYS AND
EXTENSION OF CITY LIMITS
The motoring public has sorely suffered by the uncalled
for arrests and excessive bonds that have been demanded
of them for petty infractions and violations of traffic laws.
In some communities the evil of unwarranted arrests and
excessive fines and bonds reached such magnificent pro-
portions that it might well be termed piracy on land. Cities
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vestige of settlement and have placed traffic officers to
patrol wild areas that they hope to settle in the distant
future, who apparently prey upon the motoring public
with the sole idea of gaining revenue. Large amounts of
money have been derived from these seizures and arrests,
inconveniencing the traveling public.
It might be well for the Legislature to refrain from ex-
tending city limits for unwarranted distances where there
are no immediate prospects of settlement, and to require
cities to post their city limits conspicuously so that the
motoring public may determine when they come within
the city limits. This will, in some degree, abate this
nuisance.

DISPOSITION OF UNCLAIMED FUNDS

Under the laws of this State, no provision is made for
the final disposition of funds in the matter of corporations
being dissolved and stockholders not being located, also in
cases of receiverships where creditors cannot be found.
I would suggest the advisability of the Legislature en-
acting a law providing that in such cases these funds shall
be escheated to the school fund of this State. I would, how-
ever, suggest that the law provide that they be deposited
with the State Treasurer and retained by him in a separate
fund for a period of five years, with authority to disburse
any portion as claimants, proving their claims, may make
demands on the State Treasurer for.
My reason for making this recommendation is that my
attention has been called to several cases involving thou-
sands of dollars, for which no claimants can be found.
Such a law will result in this money, that is claimed by no
one that can be found, going into the school fund and being
of benefit to the school children of this State.

THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS BY COUNTIES, DIS-
TRICTS AND MUNICIPALITIES

I deem it advisable to call to your attention the enormous
amount of bonds that has been issued in the State of
Florida and is being issued by counties, districts and muni-
cipalities. I am reliably informed that during the year
1925 Florida counties, districts and municipalities issued
thirty-five percent of all the bonds issued in the United
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Unless some provision is made to stop the wholesale
issuing of bonds by counties, districts and municipalities,
trouble may be experienced in some localities in meeting
these obligations when they become due. In addition to
this, the interest rate has speedily gone up on Florida
securities and, in some instances, is prohibitive. And by
reason of this wholesale issuance of bonds, the prices of
them have been greatly depressed and the State of Florida
is a distinct loser.
If some system could be devised restricting the issuance
of bonds in excess of a certain percent of the assessed
valuation of the county, district or municipality, it would
strengthen the market and would result in bonds bringing
a better price and at a less rate of interest, saving to the
State thousands and thousands of dollars annually in in-
terest and discounts and creating a better market for
Florida securities.

CIRCUIT JUDGES AND STATE'S ATTORNEYS

When a circuit judge or state's attorney may be dis-
qualified, sick or absent from his circuit, it becomes the
duty of the Governor, under the present law, to assign
another circuit judge or state's attorney to that circuit to
act in his place. When a circuit becomes congested with
legal matters and the presiding judge or judges are unable
to handle the work, the Governor is called on to assign an
additional judge to relieve this condition. In a hotly con-
tested criminal suit, the Governor is often requested to
send additional legal talent to assist the state's attorney
in the prosecution of that case. Because of the increase
in legal matters in the State, circuit judges generally are
very reluctant to leave their circuits and, by reason of
this, it is often very difficult for the Governor to find some
circuit judges available for these assignments. In many
instances, the circuit judges are disqualified in particular
cases, sometimes sick and sometimes absent. I am often
compelled to wire a dozen judges before I can get one
available For these assignments.
In view of this situation and because public policy de-
mands speedy justice and that court matters be disposed
of, I am of the opinion that the Legislature should create
three additional circuit judges and state's attorneys to
act in such cases as they might be assigned to by the
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state's attorneys could be assigned by the Governor to clean
up the dockets in the counties where they are congested
and act in the place of circuit judges or state's attorneys
who were sick, disqualified or absent.

COMPENSATION FOR CIRCUIT JUDGES AND
OTHERS

I have been asked by a great many of the circuit judges
to present to the Legislature their request for greater com-
pensation.
Under our present law, they are now receiving a salary
of $6,000 per year. They feel that they are entitled to more
money for the services rendered. In preparing the State
budget, the Budget Commission made no recommendations
for increases. It is solely a question for you to decide.
The salaries of the heads of our universities were also
recommended for increase by the board of control. They
are now receiving $6,000 per annum.
In this connection, I desire to call your attention to the
fact that the cabinet officers are receiving $6,000 a year as
well as the circuit judges and the college professors. The
board of control is paying a dean in charge of one of the
experimental stations the salary of $7,500 per year and
the chairman of the Road Department is receiving a yearly
salary of $7,500. Apparently there is some dissatisfaction
and inequality in the compensation of these various of-
ficers and I bring the matter to your attention for your
consideration.

STATE INSTITUTIONS

Our State institutions are in splendid condition and are
operating on an economical basis. The reports from the
different superintendents are available for your informa-
tion.
I am very happy to announce to you that the last session
of the Legislature, upon my recommendation, appropriated
the sum of $250,000 to place in the institutions under the
control of the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions
manufacturing plants to give the inmates employment.
We have established at the State penitentiary at Raiford
an automobile license tag plant and made with our own
convicts this year our automobile license tags, which were










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heretofore bought from the penitentiary of Maryland. We
have also made our tags for the year 1928 and saved for
the two years, under what we would have to pay in the
open market for the tags, around $43,000. This sum of
money alone is sufficient to pay back to the State the cost
of the entire plant.
We have also established at Raiford a shoe factory on
a small plan and are now making several hundred pairs
of shoes a month for the State institutions, saving for the
State the purchasing of more than 12,000 pairs of shoes
per year.
Our shirt factory is being operated successfully and
brings considerable revenue.
At the Boys School at Marianna, we have established a
printing plant which has done about $25,000 worth of
printing for the State for the past year. This has given
the boys an opportunity to learn a trade, besides producing
a large saving in State printing.
The establishment of a coffin factory at Chattahoochee
has been done on a small scale. We have made over $6,000
profit for the first year on its operation and have about
$10,000 worth of manufactured goods still on hand. The
enlargement of this plant is contemplated and I feel sure
will afford the inmates of that institution employment at
a profit to the State.
If we can continue to place in these institutions addi-
ional plants that will make the State money and furnish
employment, it will materially lessen the cost of their
maintenance, effecting more saving to the taxpayers.

CONCLUSION

It has not been possible for me to mention all the sub-
jects that may deserve your attention, but I have laid be-
fore you for solution the problems that I think are press-
ing. I sincerely believe the recommendations that I have
made you in this message are for the best interests of all
of the people of Florida. In our hands the destiny of
Florida rests for the next two years, in legislative matters
at least.
Let us work together for the common good and for the
perpetual interest and glory of our State, remembering
that all of the ills of mankind cannot be cured by legisla-
tion; that there should be something left to the individual
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American citizen. Governments do not make men, but
men make governments. Governments should be supported
by men and not men supported by governments. If we
can improve the laws of our State in order that greater
happiness may prevail and that prosperity may abound,
then let us enact such laws. Desirable legislation commends
itself to us all; undesirable legislation is worse than no
legislation at all.
I have an abiding faith and confidence in the members
of the Legislature. You are selected by the people of your
respective counties and districts and come for the purpose
of remedying evils and adjusting the difference of society
in order that harmony, happiness and tranquility may
prevail.
Let us measure up to these responsibilities, discharging
our duties fearlessly and without hope of reward, satisfied
with the approbation of our own consciences as to the
services we render. Leave it to the fair, intelligent, patriotic
people of Florida to judge from these sixty days of con-
certed action whether the responsibilities developing upon
us have been properly and wisely discharged.
It has been my policy throughout this administration to
work with the members of the Legislature, both in and out
of session. I shall be happy to confer with you on any
subjects of interest to the State and t6 give any infor-
mation that you may desire.

At the conclusion of the Governor's address the Joint
Session rose and the Senate withdrew to its Chamber.
Thereupon the House resumed its deliberations.
The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Andrews,
(Union), Auvil, Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pi-
nellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Get-
zen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Har-
per, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler,










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Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie
(Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofieid,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty.
Wilson, Wynn-93.
A quorum present.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS.

By Mr. McLeran of Suwannee-
House Resolution No. 10:
Resolved, That all resolutions and other matters coming
before the House of Representatives relating to the em-
ployment of additional help, extra compensation and the
like, incurring additional and unnecessary cost, not other-
wise provided for under our general rules and regulations,
be referred to the Committee on Legislative Expense before
final action is taken.
Which was read.
Mr. McLeran moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.

By Mr. Carr of Hillsborough-
House Resolution No. 11:
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives, That
the House extend to the University of Florida and Duke
University an invitation to hold the intercollegiate debate
between the two teams in the hall of the House of Repre-
sentatives here on' Thursday night.
Be it further resolved that the Chief Clerk send an invi-
tation to the coach of each team and to the Debating
Council of the University of Florida.
Which was read.
Mr. Carr moved the adoption of- the resolution.
Which was agreed to.

Mr. Jackson, of St. Lucie-
House Resolution No. 12:
Be it Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the
rules of this House be amended so as to provide for the
appointment by the Speaker of a Building and Loan Com-
mittee to which all proposed legislation with reference to










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Building and Loan Associations may be referred; and that
the Speaker is hereby authorized to appoint such a commit-
tee to consist of five members.
Which was read.
Mr. Jackson moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Bishop of Jefferson-
House Resolution No. 13:
WHEREAS, The people of the State of Florida are in-
terested in knowing just what bills are introduced in this
Legislature; and
WHEREAS, The rules of the House will probably re-
quire three copies of each Resolution and Bill to be intro-
duced; and
WHEREAS, The same number of title slips should ac-
company each bill as there are bills introduced; and
WHEREAS, The press of the State of Florida is main-
taining an expensive correspondence service in Tallahassee
for the benefit of the people of the State in order that they
might know what bills are introduced; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives, That the
third copy of each bill, Resolution and title slip introduced
be turned over to a representative of the press in attendance
upon this session of the Legislature to be appointed by the
Speaker, said bills to be kept by such representatives until
such time as said members of the press have obtained there-
from all information which they desire for the press of the
State, and thereafter such bills and Resolutions (but not
the title slips) to be returned to the bill clerk as part of the
records and files of the House of Representatives; it being
understood by the passage of this Resolution that the repre-
sentative of the press to whom said bills are to be turned
over is to be responsible to the House of Representatives for
their safe preservation and return thereof, and that the
same are to be returned as early as may be convenient.
Which was read.
Mr. Bishop moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESO-
TIONS.
By Mr. Weeks of Holmes-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
Whereas, The Journals of the House of Representatives:










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and the Senate for the past several sessions have been
nearly a foot thick; and
Whereas, The present practice is to print the Journals
in 10 point type double space which is not necessary; and
Whereas, The size of the bound Journal can be very ma-
terially reduced by setting the Journal in 8 point type 32
ems wide, single space and print the same upon a lighter
type of paper which would be for the convenience of the
members of the House and Senate in handling their per-
manent Journals; therefore be i*
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate
concurring, That a committee of one member from the
Senate and two members from the House of Representa-
tives be appointed to confer with the State printer upon
a plan by which the physical size of the Journal can be
reduced and that such committee be given authority to
complete all arrangements on behalf of this Legislature
looking toward the printing of the Journal in a smaller
type, closely set and upon thinner paper.
Which was read.
Mr. Weeks moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 4 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4 was read a second
time.
Mr. Weeks moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And the same was ordered immediately certified to the
Senate.
Mr. Weeks moved that the Governor's message be spread
on the Journal and that one thousand copies be printed.
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker announced the following appointments:
Committee on Governor's Message and Administrative
Reports: Messrs. Valz, Kanner, King, Wester, Conley,
Dillon, Andrews (Orange), Carr and Booth (James A.,
Pinellas).
Chairman of Committee on Enrolled Bills: Mr. Varnum.
Chairman of Committee on Engrossed Bills: Mr. Byrd.
Journal Clerk: Mr. Broward McClellon.
Assistant Janitor: Mr. Harry Jenks.
The Speaker announced that under the provisions of
House Resolution No. 8 he has appointed Messrs. Tervin,
MIcLeran and Philips as the committee provided for there-










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in; and, that under the provisions of House Reeolution No.
13 he has designated Mr. Sloan, representative of the Flor-
ida State News, as the custodian of bills to be furnished
the press.
Mr. Getzen moved that the House do now adjourn until
tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.
Which was agreed to.
Whereupon at 12:15 o'clock P. M. the House stood ad-
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Thursday, April 7, 1927

The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10
o'clock A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker: Messrs: Andrews (Orange), Auvil, Bales,
Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas) Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry "(Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie
(Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neill, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner,
Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn.-93.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the follow-
ing committees:
STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE SESSION OF 1927

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE.
F. L. D. Carr, Chairman.
S. D. Huggins, Vice-Chairman.
C. O. Andrews (Orange).
W. B. Bishop.
J. K. Christian.
Joseph Crews (Hardee).
W. M. Davidson.
J. J. Hardin.
J. D. Smith.











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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS.
Fred Valz, Chairman.
S. D. Harris, Vice-Chairman.
W. B. Bishop.
B. K. Bullard.
John D. Campbell.
F. L. D. Carr.
S. J. Ellis.
S. W. Getzen.
Clay Lewis,
W. A. MacKenzie (Lake).
H. S. McKenzie (Putnam).
W. A. Register.
Louis Victor.
WW. Wester.
D. Earl Wilson.

COMMITTEE ON BANKS AND LOANS.
F. O. King, Chairman.
B. K. Bullard (Polk), Vice-Chairman.
C. O. Andrews (Orange).
C. M. Collier.
H. E. Corry.
J. A. Harper.
W. T. Hendry (Taylor).
A. 0. Kanner.
I. N. Kennedy.
Freeman L. Knight.
John T. Lowe.
A. W. McLeran.
Shelton Philips.
W. W. Wester.
Wm. J. Creel.

COMMITTEE ON BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS.
W. R. Jackson (St. Lucie), Chairman.
D. Earl Wilson, Vice-Chairman.
I. N. Kennedy.
James Booth (Pinellas).
T. M. Bryan (Broward).
E. F. Householder.
Freeman L. Knight.
H. P.- Perry.
Nat J. Patterson.










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COMMITTEE ON CANALS AND DRAINAGE.
A. 0. Kanner, Chairman.
T. W. Conely, Vice-Chairmain.
B. A. Bales.
T. M. Bryan (Broward).
C. W. Bruns.
S. J. Catts, Jr.'
C. M. Collier.
Wm. J. Creel.
G. M. Hendry.
W. R. Jackson (St. Lucie).
Freeman L. Knight.
S. W. Lawler, Jr.
Wallace Tervin.
Louis Victor.
Fred L. Weede.

COMMITTEE ON CENSUS AND APPORTIONMENT.
R. L. Millinor, Chairman.
J. A. Wynn, Vice-Chairman.
A. D. Andrews (Union).
G. L. Churchwell.
B. M. Frisbee.
J. A. Hagan (Wakulla).
W. A. O'Neil.
C. L. Vining.
J. E. Whitty.

COMMITTEE ON CITRUS FRUITS.
Joseph Crews (Hardee), Chairman.
C. 0. Andrews (Orange), Vice-Chairman.
W. D. Bell.
W. A. Bonifay.
Frank J. Booth (Pinellas).
.T. W. Bryant (Polk).
F. L. D. Carr.
J. K. Christian.
H. K. Jackson (St. Johns).
W. R. Jackson (St. Lucie).
Freeman L. Knight.
J. M. Lee.
W. A. MacKenzie (Lake).
H. P. Perry.
D. E. Wilson.











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COMMITTEE ON CITY AND TOWN ORGANIZATION.
J. M. Lee, Chairman.
Frank X. Carroll, Vice-Chairman.
Arthur Auvil.
Frank J. Booth (Pinellas).
P. Guy Crews.
A. M. Edwards.
J. A. Harper.
Nat J. Patterson.
J. D. Smith.

COMMITTEE ON CLAIMS.
Arthur Auvil, Chairman.
T. C. Douglass, Vice-Chairman.
B. A. Bales.
C. W. Bruns.
A. F. Bullard.
G. L. Churchwell.
L. P. Hagan (Seminole).
S. W. Lawler, Jr.
H. P. Perry.
COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION.
Frank X. Carroll, Chairman.
F. L. D. Carr, Vice-Chairman.
James Booth (Pinellas).
D. F. Burns (Franklin).
P. Guy Crews (Duval).
Joe V. Dillon.
J. C. Hobson, Jr.
Chas. H. Ketchum.
H. L. Ezell..

COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.
E. Paul Gregory, Chairman.
Wallace Tervin, Vice-Chairman.
Lee M. Booth (Duval).
T. W. Bryant (Polk).
D. F. Burns (Franklin).
S. J. Catts, Jr.
S. W. Lawler, Jr.
W. A. Register.
Tom Sale.
J. D. Smith.
J. H. Varnum.











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COMMITTEE ON CONVICTS.
A. M. Edwards, Chairman.
W. A. Bonifay, Vice-Chairman.
W. D. Bell.
C. W. Bruns (Osceola).
J. D. Campbell.
Wm. J. Creel.
T. C. Douglass.
I. N. Kennedy.
R. L. Millinor.

COMMITTEE ON CORPORATIONS.
S. W. Getzen, Chairman.
J. M. Lee, Vice-Chairman.
W. A. Bonifay.
B. K. Bullard (Polk).
R. W. Farnell.
S. D. Harris.
E. F. Householder.
R. E. Oliver.
Tom Sale.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICIALS.
S. W. Lawler, Jr., Chairman.
A. F. Bullard (Walton), Vice-Chairman.
C. O. Andrews (Orange).
B. M. Frisbee.
John T. Lowe.
J. D. Smith.
C. L. Vining.
Fred L. Weede.
A. W. Weeks.
COMMITTEE ON COUNTY ORGANIZATION.
Louis Victor, Chairman.
Chas. H. Ketchum, Vice-Chairman.
Arthur Auvil.
F. L. D. Carr.
Frank X. Carroll.
A. M. Edwards.
S. W. Getzen.
W. R. Jackson (St. Lucie).
H. S: McKenzie (Putnam).
Geo. W. Scofield.
Lee Booth (Duval).











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COMMITTEE ON COUNTY ROADS AND BRIDGES.
A. D. Andrews (Union), Chairman.
D. F. Burns (Franklin), Vice Chairman.
Arthur Auvil.
B. A. Bales.
A. F. Bullard (Walton).
W. D. Cam.
Tom Conely.
S. W. Getzen.
J. J. Hardin.
COMMITTEE ON DOMESTIC RELATIONS.
Tom Bryan (Broward), Chairman.
R. W. Farnell, Vice-Chairman.
C. 0. Andrews (Orange).
Joe V. Dillon.
A. O. Kanner.
S. W. Lawler, Jr.
Nat J. Patterson.
Leo Stalnaker.
J. H. Varnum.
C. M. Collier.
E. F. Householder.
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION "A."
W. A. MacKenzie (Lake), Chairman.
James Booth (Pinellas), Vice-Chairman.
D. F. Burns (Franklin).
W. D. Cam.
S. J. Ellis.
B. J. Padgett.
J. H. Varnum.
Fred Valz.
Fred L. Weede.

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION B "
Shelton Philips, Chairman.
E. P. Turner, Vice-Chairman.
J. A. Harper.
J. J. Hardin.
C. H. Ketchum.
J. M. McKinney.
Nat J. Patterson.
Leo Stalnaker.
Wallace Tervin.











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COMMITTEE ON EFFICIENCY.
A. W. Weeks, Chairman.
P. Guy Crews (Duval), Vice-Chairman.
J. A. Harper.
H. S. McKenzie (Putnam).
W. A. MacKenzie (Lake).
W. A. Register.
W. B. Bishop.
S. D. Harris.
Frank X. Carroll.

COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS.

F. L. Byrd, Chairman.
Frank X. Carroll, Vice-Chairman.
W. A. Bonifay.
C. W. Bruns (Osceola).
G. L. Churchwell.
E. Paul Gregory.
E. P. Turner.

COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS.

J. H. Varnum, Chairman.
Fuller Warren, Vice-Chairman.
Arthur Auvil.
D. F. Burns (Franklin).
H. E. Corry.
T. W. Conely.
L. P. Hagan (Seminole).
Clay Lewis.
W. A. Register.

COMMITTEE ON EXPENSES OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

J. D. Smith, Chairman.
Shelton Philips, Vice-Chairman.
B. A. Bales.
W. M. Davidson.
R. W. Farnell.
J. A. Hagan (Wakulla).
Geo. M. Hendry (Hendry).
C. H. Ketchum.
A. W. Weeks.











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COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND TAXATION.

H. S. McKenzie (Putnam), Chairman.
J. J. Hardin, Vice-Chairman.
W. B. Bishop.
F. L. D. Carr.
H. E. Corry.
W. T. Hendry (Taylor).
C. H. Ketchum.
Freeman. L. Knight.
W. A. MacKenzie (Lake).
A. W. McLeran.
A. W. Weeks.

COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES.

H. L. Ezell, Chairman.
J. C. Hobson, Vice-Chairman.
B. A. Bales.
D. F. Burns (Franklin).
Frank X. Carroll.
W. R. Jackson (St. Lucie).
H. S. McKenzie (Putnam).
Shelton Philips.
Wallace Tervin.


COMMITTEE ON FORESTRY.
Tom Sale, Chairman.
W. D. Carn, Vice-Chairman.
T. W. Conely.
W. M.. Davidson.
T. C. Douglass.
B. M. Frisbee.
S. D. Huggins.
B. J. Padgett.
Fuller Warren.
R. W. Farnell.
J. A. Harper.
W. W. Wester.
C. M. Collier.
W. A. Register.











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COMMITTEE ON GAME.
Fuller Warren, Chairman.
J. H. Varnum, Vice-Chairman.
Frank J. Booth (Pinellas).
G. L. Churchwell.
C. M. Collier.
Tom Conely.
P. Guy Crews (Duval).
W. M. Davidson.
T. C. Douglass.
A. M. Edwards.
J. A. Hagan (WTakulla).
E. Clay Lewis.
J. M. McKinney.
H. P. Perry.
C. W. Brins (Osceola).

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE AND ADMINISTRATIVE
REPORTS.
Lee Booth (Duval), Chairman.
C. H. Ketchum, Vice-Chairman.
Fred Valz.
A. O. Kanner.
Franklin O. King.
W. W. Wester.
Tom Conely.
Joe V. Dillon.
C. O. Andrews (Orange).
F. L. D. Carr.
James A. Booth (Pinellas).

COMMITTEE ON HOTELS AND INNKEEPERS.

J. A. Harper, Chairman.
R. E. Oliver, Vice-Chairman.
E. J. Bacon.
James Booth (Pinellas).
T. W. Bryant (Polk).
F. L. Byrd.
H. E. Corry.
Leo Stalnaker.
D. Earl Wilson.












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COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION.

E. J. Bacon, Chairman.
J. K. Christian, Vice-Chairman.
B. A. Bales.
F. L. Byrd.
Joseph Crews (Hardee).
J. J. Hardin.
B. J. Padgett.
H. P. Perry.
A. J. Thomas.

COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE.

Frank J. Booth (Pinellas), Chairman.
A. J. Thomas, Vice-Chairman.
E. J. Bacon.
Frank X. Carroll.
Tom Conely.
A. M. Edwards.
R. W. Farnell.
J. J. Hardin.
B. J. Padgett.


COMMITTEE ON JOURNAL.

Clay Lewis, Chairman.
B. M. Frisbee, Vice-Chairman.
Geo. M. Hendry (Hendry).
S. D. Huggins.
J. M. Lee.

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY "A."
T. W. Bryant (Polk), Chairman.
S. J. Catts, Jr., Vice-Chairman.
J. D. Campbell.
T. W. Conely, Jr.
Joe Dillon.
E. Paul Gregory.
A. 0. Kanner.
Freeman L. Knight.
Wallace Tervin.












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COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY "B."
W. T. Hendry (Taylor), Chairman.
C. O. Andrews (Orange), Vice-Chairman.
W. D. Bell.
Lee Booth (Duval).
Tom M. Bryan (Broward).
S. J. Ellis.
I. N. Kennedy.
S. W. Lawler, Jr.
A. C. Stephens.

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY C.'
P. Guy Crews (Duval), Chairman.
Fuller Warren, Vice-Chairman.
B. A. Bales.
W. B. Bishop.
J. M. Lee.
Clay Lewis.
A. J. Thomas.
J. H. Varnum.
A. W. Weeks.

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY D.
James Booth (Pinellas), Chairman.
Nat J. Patterson, Vice-Chairman.
Arthur Auvil.
A. F. Bullard (Walton).
H. E. Corry.
Franklin O. King.
J. M. McKinney.
R. E. Oliver.
Leo Stalnaker.

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY "E."
Geo. W. Scofield, Chairman.
E. F. Householder, Vice-Chairman.
R. W. Farnell.
S. W. Getzen.
Chas. H. Ketchum.
H. S. McKenzie (Putnam).
Tom Sale.
Fred Valz.
Louis Victor.












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COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE EXPENSE.
A. W. McLeran, Chairman.
A. W. Weeks, Vice-Chairman.
Clay Lewis.
H. S. McKenzie (Putnam).
W. A. Register.
Wallace Tervin.
Fuller Warren.
COMMITTEE ON LABOR.
Joe V. Dillon, Chairman.
Frank X. Carroll, Vice-Chairman.
E. J. Bacon.
W. A. Bonifay.
Lee Booth (Duval).
F. L. D. Carr.
S. J. Catts, Jr.
W. A. Register.
J. D. Smith.
Louis Victor.
Fuller Warren.
COMMITTEE ON LIVESTOCK.
W. D. Bell, Chairman.
W. A. Register, Vice-Chairman.
A. W. Weeks.
Ernest P. Turner.
W. A. O'Neil.
Louis Victor.
W. W. Wester.
Geo. M. Hendry (Hendry).
J. K. Christian.
S. W. Getzen.
Joseph Crews (Hardee).
Fred Parker.
D. Earl Wilson.
COMMITTEE ON LUMBER AND NAVAL STORES.
W. A. Register, Chairman.
Tom Sale, Vice-Chairman.
J. D. Campbell.
B. K. Bullard (Polk).
J. K. Christian.
J. A. Hagan (Wakulla).
W. W. Wester.
Fuller Warren.
J. A. Wynn.
R. W. Farnell.
L. P. Hagan (Seminole).












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COMMITTEE ON MISCELLANEOUS LEGISLATION.
A. C. Stephens, Chairman.
F. L. Byrd, Vice-Chairman.
J. A. Wynn.
W. T. Hendry (Taylor).
J. C. Hobson, Jr.
H. K. Jackson (St. Johns).
Leo Stalnaker.
COMMITTEE ON MOTOR VEHICLES AND CARRIERS.
John T. Lowe, Chairman.
W. A. MacKenzie (Lake), Vice-Chairman.
J. D. Campbell.
R. E. Oliver.
Fred P. Parker.
J. M. Lee.
Clay Lewis.
A. F. Bullard (Walton).
Fred Valz.
W. A. Register.
S. W. Lawler, Jr.
J. J. Hardin.
E. Paul Gregory.
R. L. Millinor.
S. J. Catts, Jr.
COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL GUARD AND MILITARY AFFAIRS.
A. J. Thomas, Chairman.
H. K. Jackson (St. Johns), Vice-Chairman.
Tom Sale.
Wallace Tervin.
Leo Stalnaker.
James Booth (Pinellas).
W. D. Bell.
Lee Booth (Duval).
S. J. Catts, Jr.
COMMITTEE ON NURSERIES AND PLANT HUSBANDRY.
B. J. Padgett, Chairman.
W. D. Cam, Vice-Chairman.
T. C. Douglass.
J. D. Smith.
W. A. MacKenzie (Lake).
B. K. Bullard (Polk).
S. J. Ellis.
C. W. Bruns (Osceola).
S. D. Huggins.












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COMMITTEE ON PHOSPHATES AND MINERALS.

Nat J. Patterson, Chairman.
Geo. W. Scofield, Vice-Chairman.
John T. Lowe.
Joseph Crews (Hardee).
W. D. Cam.
E. P. Turner.
W. A. O'Neill.
Arthur Auvil.
H. E. Corry.

COMMITTEE ON PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS.

L. P. Hagan (Seminole), Chairman.
J. C. Hobson, Jr., Vice-Chairman.
J. A. Hagan (Wakulla).
R. L. Millinor.
J. A. Wynn.
John T. Lowe.
Tom Bryan (Broward).
T. W. Bryant (Polk).
W. A. Bonifay.

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC UTILITIES.

S. J. Catts, Jr., Chairman.
I. N. Kennedy, Vice-Chairman.
D. Earl Wilson.
A. M. Edwards.
S. D. Harris.
Franklin O. King.
J. M. Lee.
John T. Lowe.
T. W. Bryant (Polk).
Arthur Auvil.
W. A. Bonifay.

COMMITTEE ON PRIMARY LAWS.

B. K. Bullard (Polk), Chairman.
Clay Lewis, Vice-Chairman.
S. W. Lawler, Jr.
Joe Dillon.
Fred Valz.











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COMMITTEE ON PRIMARY LAWs-Continued.

J. D. Smith.
B. J. Padgett.
W. T. Hendry (Taylor).
H. S. McKenzie (Putnam).-
W. D. Bell.
J. M. Lee.
C. 0. Andrews (Orange).
A. W. Weeks,
S. J. Catts, Jr.
W. A. MacKenzie (Lake).

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS.

D. F. Burns (Franklin), Chairman.
Louis Victor, Vice-Chairman.
E. J. Bacon.
S. W. Getzen.
Fred Valz.
A. O. Kanner.
S. D. Harris.
B. M. Frisbee.
Fred L. Weede.
R. E. Oliver.

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC AMUsIr M :'NT'-Continued.

E. F. Householder.
F. L. D. Carr.
W. A. Bonifay.
Frank X. Carroll.
F. L. Byrd.

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS.

H. E. Corry, Chairman.
W. A. Register, Vice-Chairman.
Clay Lewis.
Fuller Warren.
G. W. Bruns (Osceola).
L. P. Hagan (Seminole)
George M. Hendry (Hendry).












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COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH.
I. N. Kennedy, Chairman.
J. A. Hagan (Wakulla), Vice-Chairman.
Wm. J. Creel.
W. A. MacKenzie (Lake).
Lee Booth (Duval).
John T. Lowe.
T. W. Bryant (Polk).
J. C. Hobson, Jr.
J. D. Smith.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS.
Tom Conely, Chairman.
Geo. M. Hendry (Hendry), Vice-Chairman.
W. T. Hendry (Taylor).
B. A. Bales.
Shelton Philips.
A. J. Bacon.
R. L. Millinor.
Fred L. Weede.
Louis Victor.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC PRINTING.
W. W. Wester, Chairman.
Geo. L. Churchwell.
W. A. Register.
Tom Conely.
C. M. Collier.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ROADS AND HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT.
W. B. Bishop, Chairman.
Franklin 0. King, Vice-Chairman.
Tom Sale.
Fred Parker.
I. N. Kennedy.
A. J. Thomas.
Tom M. Bryan (Broward).
H. K. Jackson (St. Johns).
Fred Valz.
Shelton Philips.
Fuller Warren.
Tom Conely.
W. W. Wester.
R. E. Oliver.
Nat J. Patterson.











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COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WELFARE.
W. A. Bonifay, Chairman.
A. W. McLeran, Vice-Chairman.
E. Paul Gregory.
Joseph Crews (Hardee).
Leo Stalnaker.
W. M. Davidson.
J. M. McKinney.
S. D. Huggins.
Lee Booth (Duval).
COMMITTEE ON PROHIBITION AND ENFORCEMENT.
Leo Stalnaker, Chairman.
A. W. Weeks, Vice-Chairman.
J. H. Varnum.
H. L. Ezell.
W. D. Cam.
W. T. Hendry (Taylor).
H. P. Perry.
E. Paul Gregory.
B. M. Frisbee.
COMMITTEE ON RAILROADS, TELEGRAPHS AND TELEPHONES.
S. D. Harris, Chairman.
E. Paul Gregory, Vice-Chairman.
S. W. Getzen.
B. K. Bullard (Polk).
A. J. Thomas.
C. M. Collier.
H. L. Ezell.
P. Guy Crews (Duval).
J. D. Campbell.
COMMITTEE ON REALTORS AND AGENTS.
C. O. Andrews (Orange), Chairman.
D. Earl Wilson, Vice-Chairman.
Fred L. Weede.
Tom Bryant (Polk).
J. C. Hobson.
R. E. Oliver.
F. L. Byrd.
E. J. Bacon.
F. P. Parker.
A. M. Edwards.
H. K. Jackson (St. Johns).












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COMMITTEE ON STATE INSTITUTIONS.
J. K. Christian, Chairman.
J. E. Whitty, Vice-Chairman.
Wallace Tervin.
Clay Lewis.
A. D. Andrews (Union).
W. W. Wester.
S. J. Catts, Jr.
Wm. J. Creel.
A. W. McLeran.

COMMITTEE ON STATE PENSIONS.
J. M. McKinney, Chairman.
A. D. Andrews, Vice-Chairman.
A. W. McLeran.
H. P. Perry.
J. D. Smith.
W. A. Register.
J. A. Hagan (Wakulla).
L. P. Hagan (Seminole).
E. P. Turner.

COMMITTEE ON STATE PUBLICITY.
F. L. Weede, Chairman.
E. J. Bacon, Vice-Chairman.
W. B. Bishop.
Fred Valz.
Shelton Philips.
S. D. Harris.
H. S. McKenzie (Putnam).
S. W. Lawler, Jr.
W. T. Hendry (Taylor).

COMMITTEE ON STATE PRISONS AND PRISONERS.
B. M. Frisbee, Chairman.
R. L. Millinor, Vice-Chairman.
J. E. Whitty.
C. M. Collier.
Geo. W. Scofield.
W. M. Davidson.
Joseph Crews (Hardee).
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COMMITTEE ON STATE MARKET NG.
H. P. Perry, Chairman.
A. C. Stephens, Vice-Chairman.
Lee Booth (Duval).
Joseph Crews (Hardee).
W. B. Bishop.
W. W. Wester.
S. W. Getzen.
John T. Lowe.
W. A. MacKenzie (Lake).
COMMITTEE ON UNIFORM LAWS.
E. F. Householder, Chairman.
E. Paul Gregory, Vice-Chairman.
James Booth (Pinellas).
W. T. Hendry (Taylor).
Lee Booth (Duval).
COMMITTEE ON WATER TRANSPORTATION.
Wm. J. Creel, Chairman.
W. R. Jackson (St. Lucie), Vice-Chairman
H. K. Jackson (St. Johns).
Joe V. Dillon.
C. H. Ketchum.
F. L. Byrd.
C. L. Vining.
Freeman L. Knight.
T. M. Bryan (Broward).
R. E. Oliver.
A. O. Kanner.
COMMITTEE ON RULES.
Wallace Tervin, Chairman.
W. B. Bishop, Vice-Chairman.
Joe V. Dillon.
A. W. Weeks.
H. S. McKenzie (Putnam).
S. D. Harris.
Fred Valz.
W. T. Hendry (Taylor).
J. D. Smith.
W. D. Bell.
S. W. Getzen.
T. W. Bryant (Polk).
J. J. Hardin.











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READING COMMUNICATIONS.

The following communication was received and read:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Clerk's Office
Washington, D. C.
February 28, 1927.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives,
State Legislature,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:
I have the honor to transmit in accordance therewith copy
of a Concurrent Resolution of the Congress of the United
States inviting the co-operation of the Executives and
Legislatures of the several States and Territories of the
United States with the United States Commission for the
Celebration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the
Birth of George Washington.
Very respectfully,
WM. TYLER PAGE,
Clerk of the House of Representatives, U. S.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Whereas the joint resolution of Congress approved De-
cember 2, 1924, created the United States Commission for
the Celebration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the
Birth of George Washington, composed of nineteen com-
missioners, as follows: The President of the United States;
Presiding Officer of the Senate and the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, ex officio; eight persons appoint-
ed by the President of the United States; four Senators
and four Representatives, whose duty it is to prepare a
plan or plans and a program signalizing the two hundredth
anniversary of the birth of George Washington, and to take
such steps as may be necessary in the coordination and
correlation of plans prepared by State commissions or by
bodies created under appointment by the governors of the
respective States and by representative civic bodies: There-
fore be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate












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concurring), That the Congress of the United States earn-
estly and respectfully invites the full cooperation of the
legislatures and the chief executives of the respective States
and Territories of the United States in the execution of the
joint resolution of Congress creating the United States Com-
mission for the Celebration of the Two Hundredth Anni-
versary of the Birth of George Washington in such manner
as may seem to them most fitting to the end that the bi-
centennial anniversary of the birth of him who was "first
in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his country-
men' '-the pioneer, the soldier, the statesman, the husband-
man, the exemplar of American citizenship, George Wash-
ington, may be commemorated in the year 1932 in such man-
ner that future generations of American citizens may live
according to the example and precepts of his exalted life
and character and thus perpetuate the American Republic;
and be it further
Resolved, That an engrossed copy of these resolutions be
transmitted by the Clerk of the House of Representatives
to the presiding officers of the Senate and House of Repre-
sentatives of the legislature and to the chief executive of
each State and Territory of the United States.
Attest:
WM. TYLER PAGE,
Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Attest:
EDWIN P. THAYER,
Secretary of the Senate.

The concurrent resolution contained in the above report
was referred to the committee on Governor's message and
administrative reports.

INTRODUCTIONS OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLU-
TIONS BY CALL OF COUNTIES.

By Mr. Bryan of Broward-
House Bill No. 1:
A bill to be entitled An Act Defining and Fixing Terri-
tory and Boundaries of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit;
Creating the Twenty-second Judicial Circuit; providing for
a Circuit Judge and State's Attorney in the Twenty-
second Judicial Circuit; and providing and fixing the












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time for the holding of terms of the Circuit Court in the
said Twenty-second Circuit; and effect on pending litiga-
tion, and making appropriation for payment of salaries
of Judge and State's Attorney.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary B.

By Mr. Smith, of Jackson-
House Bill No. 2:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1011 of
the Revised General Statutes of Florida, as amended by
Chapter 8410, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1921, and as
amended by Chapter 10182, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1923,
Relating to the Registration of Motor Vehicles and the
Payment of Licenses on such Motor Vehicles.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Mr. Smith, of Jackson--
House Joint Resolution No. 3:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Article
3, Section 21, of the Constitution of the State of Florida,
relating to the passage by the Legislature of Special or
Local Laws.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Smith, of Jackson-
House Bill No. 4:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend section 5270 of
the Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating to the
boxing of timber on land of another, and prescribing the
burden of proof in prosecutions thereunder.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Smith, of Jackson-
House Bill No. 5:
A bill to be entitled An Act to make it unlawful to set
fire to any wild forest, woods, land or marshes by other
than the owner of such lands, and prescribing penalties
for violations hereof; and providing civil liability for all
damages caused by such fires.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
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By Mr. Smith, of Jackson-
House Bill No. 6:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting State or
County Officers whose compensation in whole or in part
is paid by fees and commissions from making over-
charges and prescribing penalties therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Comittee on County Officers.
By Mr. Smith, of Jackson-
House Bill No. 7:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the election
and qualification of the members of the State Road
Department, to fix their term of office, to define their
powers, duties and compensation, and to provide for
their removal in certain instances.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Smith, of Jackson-
House Bill No. 8:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Repeal Chapter 10254,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, providing for Free Text
Books for the Use of Pupils in the First Six Grades of
the Public Free Schools; and to provide for the disposition
of the text books now owned by the State in the several
counties.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education A.
By Mr. Smith, of Jacksoh--
House Bill No. 9:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 9157, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1923, same being entitled: "An Act to
protect the title of motor vehicles within this State; to
provide for the issuance of certificates of title, and evidences
of registration thereof; to regulate the purchase, sale and
transfer of ownership thereof, and to provide penalties for
the violations of the provisions hereof;" and to provide
for the disposition of the funds now in the auto theft fund.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Messrs. Catts and Oliver of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 10:
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of deficiency decrees in suits to foreclose mortgages; to
provide for the procedure in obtaining deficiency decrees in
Equity and Judgments for deficiencies in Common-Law
Actions; to repeal all laws and parts of laws in conflict
with this act and to provide when this act shall take effect.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary A.

By Messrs. Catts and Oliver of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 11:
A bill to be entitled An Act to enable counties having a
population of thirty thousand (30,000) inhabitants or more
according to the 1925 census as certified by the Commis-
sioner of Agriculture, August 1, 1925, but less than sixty
thousand (60,000) inhabitants according to said census to
establish and maintain public hospitals, levy a tax and issue
bonds therefore, for construction and maintenance of such
hospitals, elect hospital trustees, maintain a training school
for nurses, provide suitable means for the care of such
hospitals and disabled persons.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Getzen, of Sumter-
House Bill No. 12:
A bill to be entitled An Act to require every person driv-
ing any motor vehicle on a public highway on approaching
railroad crossings to stop, look and listen before passing
thereover.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.

By Mr. Davidson, of Okaloosa-
House Bill No. 13:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 10527,
the same being a special act passed at the session of the
Legislature in the year of our Lord, A. D., 1925; in so
far as it applies to Okaloosa County, Florida; the same
being "An Act to regulate the taking of fish in the fresh
and salt waters of the counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa,
Okaloosa and Walton, of the State of Florida; to provide
for the licensing of sport fishermen in the said counties;
to provide for the enforcement thereof and a rule of
evidence in prosecutions thereunder, and for the for-
feiture of fishing tackle and devices unlawfully used."












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

By Mr. Conely, of Okeechobee-
House Bill No. 14:
A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the Board of
Bond Trustees in Okeechobee County, Florida, and pro-
viding for the disposition of funds held by them.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Ezell, of Nassau-
House Bill No. 15:
A bill to be entitled An Act to protect and regulate
the Salt Water Fishing industry in the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Fisheries.

By Mr. Auvil, of Pasco-
House Bill No. 16:
A bill to be entitled An Act governing disqualifica-
tions, absences and disabilities of judges in bond valida-
tion proceedings; prescribing when, where and by what
circuit judges such proceedings may be heard or de-
cided; and ratifying certain decrees heretofore rendered
in such proceedings.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary A.

By Mr. Hendry, of Taylor-
House Bill No. 17:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5955 of
the Revised General Statutes of Florida relating to dis-
charge and recall of Grand Jury.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary B.

By Mr. Hendry, of Taylor-
House Bill No. 18:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2570
(1383) of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, re-
lating to Locality of Actions.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary B.










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By Mr. Hendry of Taylor--
House Bill No. 19:
A bill to be entitled An Act to validate Sixty Thousand
Dollars ($60,000) Street Improvement Bonds, Series B,
of the Town of Perry, Florida, including the proceedings
to authorize the issuance of said bonds and the proceedings
for the levy of special assessments for their payment, and
declaring said bonds to constitute valid and legally bind-
ing obligations of said Town of Perry, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Hendry of Taylor-
House Bill No. 20:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the selection of
jury lists, the qualification and challenge of jurors in coun-
ties having a population of not less than thirteen thousand
(13,000) nor more than thirteen thousand five hundred
(13,500) according to the official state census of 1925.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary B.

By Mr. Hendry of Taylor-
House Bill No. 21:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 2771, 2772,
2773, 2776, 2777 and 2781 of the Revised General Statutes
of Florida relating to the qualifications of jurors, the selec-
tion of jury lists, the transcription and preservation of
jury lists, the drawing of jury by circuit judge and the pro-
cedure when jury panel quashed or none drawn and to
repeal Section 2783 of the Revised General Statutes of
Florida.
'Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary B.

By Mr. Hendry of Taylor.
House Bill No. 22:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2692 (1492)
of the Revised General Statutes of Florida relating to the
challenge of jurors.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary B.










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By Mr. Hendry of Taylor-
House Bill No. 23:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2704, of
the Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating to
perjury.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
to the Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Hendry of Taylor-
House Bill No. 24:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2698 of
the Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating to in-
structions to juries.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
to the Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Hendry of Taylor-
House Bill No. 25:
A bill to be entitled An Act "to amend Section 2906
(1696) of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating
to procurement of bills of exceptions."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
to the Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. McKenzie of Putnam-
House Bill No. 26:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prescribe the method of
apportioning to the counties of the state, the one-mill State
school tax and the interest on the State school fund; to
make an appropriation to the State Board of Education for
the further support and maintenance of the common schools
in certain counties of the State; to prescribe the condi-
tions under which any county may share in such appropria-
tions; to empower and direct the State Board of Education
to establish a minimum salary schedule for teachers; to
empower the state board of education to prescribe regula-
tions governing the computation of the cost of a minimum
educational program of equalization for each county; to
prescribe the manner in which the State Board of Educa-
tion shall distribute the equalization fund.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
to the Committee on Education B.
By Mr. Bryant of Polk-
House Joint Resolution No. 27:
A joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section
10, Article 12 of the Constitution of the State of Florida,










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relating to education; authorizing the division of counties
into special tax districts; providing for the election of
school trustees, their term of office and duties; and for levy-
ing and collection of a district school tax for school pur-
poses.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

By Mr. Bryant of Polk-
House Bill No. 28:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize, ratify, con-
firm and validate the acts and proceedings of the Board of
Public Instruction'of Polk County, Florida, in connection
with the issuance of $42,000.00 bonds of Special Tax School
District No. 3 of Polk County, Florida, for the purpose of
providing a suitable building site for a new school building
in the Town of Winter Haveti, 'lorida, in said Special Tax
School District, and the erection and equipment of a new
school building upon said building site, and the election
held in said Special Tax School District No. 3 on the 12th
day of April, 1921, upon the question of the issuance of
said bonds, including the execution and delivery of the said
bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Bullard, of Walton-
House Bill No. 29:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating and confirm-
ing the ordinance passed by the Town Council of the
Town of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, at its meeting held
March 11, 1927, entitled "An Ordinance authorizing and
directing the Mayor and the Town Clerk to enter into a
contract with Gulf Power Company, a corporation pro-
viding for the sale of the electric lighting and water
plants and systems belonging to the Town to Gulf Power
Company, a corporation, its successors and assigns," the
contract made in pursuance thereof by the Mayor and
Town Clerk with said Gulf Power Company and all acts
and proceedings of the Town Council and officers had
with reference thereto; and authorizing said Town to
sell its water and light plants to said Gulf Power Com-
pany and to pass the ordinances, grant the franchises,










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adopt rates and make the contracts all as provided by
said ordinance and contract.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Jackson, of St. Lucie-
House Bill No. 30:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections 1, 2,
3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23,
24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33 of Chapter 10028,
Acts of 1925, Laws of Florida, relating to Building and
Loan Associations.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Building and Loans.

By Mr. Parker, of Lafayette-
House Bill No. 31:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the pur-
chase and distribution of Anti-Hog Cholera Serum and
Hog Cholera Virus for the suppression of Hog Cholera
in the State of Florida by the State Live Stock Sanitary
Board; the method of making appropriation therefore
and the handling of moneys accruing from the sale there-
of.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Live Stock.

By. Mr. Auvil, of Pasco-
House Bill No. 32:
A bill to be entitled An Act to change the name of
the City of San Antonio, in Pasco County, Florida, from
its present name to the City of Lake Jovita.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Auvil, of Pasco-
House Bill No. 33:
A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing the compen-
sation of jurors in all courts except County Judge's
and Justice of the Peace Courts.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary D.










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By Mr. Auvil of Pasco-
House Bill No. 34:
A bill to be entitled An Act empowering county commis-
sioners of the various counties of the State of Florida and
the governing bodies of the various municipalities of the
State to vacate streets, roads and other highways and to
cancel all or any part of plats or maps of land; and pro-
viding a method of procedure therefore.
"Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on County Roads and Bridges.

By Mr. Philips of Levy-
House Bill No. 35:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for an appropria-
tion of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) as a supplemental
fund to purchase hog cholera serum and hog cholera virus
and its distribution.
Which was read the first time by its title only.

Mr. Philips moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 35 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 35 was read the. second time by its-
title only.
Mr. Philips moved that the rules be further waived and'
that House Bill No. 35 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 35 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Walton),
Burns, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Creel, Crews (Hardee), David-
son, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell,
Frisbee, Gregory, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan
(Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry
(Taylor), Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St.
Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum,
King, Knight, Lawler,- Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, Mac-
Kenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran,










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O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Turner,
Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-82.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the Senate
immediately.

By Mr. Getzen of Sumter-
House Bill No. 36:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the county judge
of Sumter County, Florida, to appoint a clerk of his court,
to provide the duties thereof, and fixing the compensation
of such clerk.
Which was read the first time by its title only.
Mr. Getzen moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 36 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 36 was read the second time by its
title only.
Mr. Getzen moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 36 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 36 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan, Bry-
ant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, Household-
er, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Park-
er, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith,










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Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum,
Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wil-
son, Wynn-93.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered immediately certified to the
Senate.

By Mr. Auvil of Pasco-
House Bill No. 37:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize and validate the
creation of Special Road and Bridge District Number One
of Pasco County, Florida, and the issuance of negotiable
time warrants styled road debentures of said district, and
all proceedings heretofore had with respect thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Auvil moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 37 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 37 was read the second time by its
title only.
Mr. Auvil moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 37 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 37 was read the third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan, Bry-
ant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, Household-
er, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Park-
er, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith,
Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum,










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Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wil-
son, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered immediately certified to the
Senate.

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS.

Mr. Bullard (Walton) moved that House Bill No. 29 be
taken up out of its order and now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And-
House Bill No. 29:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating and confirming
the ordinance passed by the town council of the town of
DeFuniak Springs, Florida, at its meeting held March 11,
1927, entitled "An ordinance authorizing and directing
the mayor and the town clerk to enter into a contract with
Gulf Power Company, a corporation providing for the sale
of the electric lighting and water plants and systems be-
longing to the town to Gulf Power Company, a corporation,
its successors and assigns, the contract made in pursuance
thereof by the mayor and town clerk with said Gulf Power
Company and all Acts and proceedings of the town council
and officers had with reference thereto; and authorizing
said town to sell its water and light plants to said Gulf
Power Company and to pass the ordinances, grant the
franchises, adopt rates and make the contracts all as pro-
vided by said ordinance and contract.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bullard (Walton), moved that the rules be waived
and House Bill No. 29 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 29 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bullard (Walton) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 29 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 29 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:










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Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan, Bry-
ant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendrendry (ndry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner,
Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn.-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered immediately certified to the
Senate.

Mr. Conley moved that House Bill No. 14 be taken up
out of its order and now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And-
House Bill No. 14:
A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the Board of
Bond Trustees in Okeechobee County, Florida, and pro-
viding for the disposition of funds held by them.
Was taken up.
Mr. Conley moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 14 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 14 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Conley moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 14 be read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 14 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
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Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval),
Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas),
Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton),
Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Chris-
tian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews,
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole); Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson
(St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight,
Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake),
McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn.-93.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered immediately certified to the
Senate.

Mr. Hendry (Taylor) moved that House Bill No. 19 be
taken up out of its order and now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And-
House Bill No. 19:
A bill to be entitled An Act to validate Sixty Thousand
Dollars ($60,000.00) Street Improvement Bonds, Series B,
of the Town of Perry, Florida, including the proceedings
to authorize the issuance of said bonds and the proceedings
for the levy of special assessments for their payment, and
declaring said bonds to constitute valid and legally binding
obligations of said Town of Perry, Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Hendry (Taylor) moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 19 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 19 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Hendry (Taylor) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 19 be read a third time in
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Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 19 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Park-
er, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith,
Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum,
Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wil-
son, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered immediately certified to the
Senate.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE.
The Committee on Efficiency made the following report:

"House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 7, 1927.

To the Honorable Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on Efficiency begs to report that in
pursuance of the provisions of House Resolution 5 that they
actively and diligently endeavored to accomplish the pur-
pose of this resolution.
We have given to hundreds of applicants such examina-










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tions as time and opportunity seems to warrant and public
conditions justify: Our duties have been arduous and un-
pleasant. Notwithstanding our efforts to improve the public
service, conditions are such that hundreds of applications
for employment have been made by those seeking remuner-
ative positions not satisfactorily capable: We have as far
as humanly possible met these conditions with firmness and
fairness to all, seeking only to expedite the public business
of the State, so far as concerns the House of Representa-
tives in its deliberations: We are not infallible. We hope
the errors are few, and that the public service, as a whole,
has been improved rather than retarded, notwithstanding
the adverse conditions under which we have labored: We
have tried to anticipate the necessary service that each and
every member of the House may need in the discharge of
his public duties by making available the necessary clerical
service that such member or members may require: We
therefore recommend that the membership of the House, as
far as possible and practical, designate one stenographer
for each three members of the House of Representatives,
and that such designation be indicated to the Chief Steno-
grapher in charge of the department as early as convenient,
and that this method of selection by the Counties having
three representatives be followed by similar units of mem-
bership in the selection of the necessary clerical require-
ments whenever practical.
We also invite the attention of the membership of the
House to the regular employment of the attaches submitted
herein, character of service, hours of labor, and the general
requirements and attention to duty, on the part of these
employees: We further beg to say that your Committee
unanimously states that they will unhesitatingly and with-
out fear or favor recommend the immediate discharge of
any attache or employee who fails or refuses to earnestly,
honestly and diligently discharge the duties' required of
such employees, and we further recommend that all of the
attaches and employees, whether serving by Committee
assignments or in the stenographic rooms, will report for
service at their respective places of assignment at eight-
thirty o'clock A. M. daily, and be under the control of such
Committee assignments, or the Chief Stenographer in
charge, or his assistant, at all times, and that under no
circumstances will they be permitted to absent themselves
except by assignment of the Chief Stenographer, or his
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charge; neither shall they be permitted to do stenographic
or clerical work for any private individual, firm or corpora-
tion, or other public official not connected with the Legisla-
ture during the hours of employment, to-wit: From eight-
thirty o'clock A. M., to five-thirty o'clock P. M., or other-
wise when the dispatch of the public business may require
their services.
That the condition of employment of all attaches and em-
ployees is to the effect that their services will only be re-
quired under the rules and regulations named, and that
they will not be retained as employees only as, and when,
their services are satisfactory, and the public need requires.
We recommend that the following stenographers be
employed:
List of stenographers to receive pay from Tuesday, April
5, 1927.
Mrs. Fred Smith, Mrs. Laura Richardson, Miss Lucille
Smith, Miss Bessie Glover, Mrs. Ona Mclllwain, Miss
Gertrude Finnigan, Miss Marguerite Scull, Miss Gladys
Smith, Miargaaret Gold, Nan Houstoun, E. F. Fetter, Vera
Carroll.
Mr. O. C. Speight, stenographer, to report and pay to
start on assumption of duties.

Also-

We recommend that the following stenographers be em-
ployed:
List of stenographers to receive pay from Wednesday,
April 6th, 1927.
Frances Feteroef, Rosa Stanaland, Louise McCullers,
Connie Counts, Ella A. Becker, Carrie Sheffield, Esther
Creamer, Pauline Zeigler, Mrs. C. D. Burr, Mrs. Forrest
Johnson, Bessie Johnson, Daisy Jinright, Ina Boone, Mrs.
G. C. Harvell, Mary Davis, Sarah Russell, Evelyn Carlton,
Evelyn Tucker, Nona Burns, Elizabeth McLarin, Mrs.
Harry E. Graham, Edna Sherman, Norma P. Johnson,
Emily Hobbs, Bernice Pitts, Ola Mae Sawyer, Fannin T.
White, Gladys McFarlin, May Cumba, Newell E. Townsend.
Also-
We recommend that the following typists be employed:
List of typists to receive pay from Wednesday, April
6, 1927.










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Elinor Grimes, Permelia Folsom, Elinor Crouch, Kathron
Shaw, Elizabeth Johnson, Wanetta Overstreet, Mae Russell,
Dolly Gatlin, Gordon A. Jury, Virginia Thornton, Mrs.
Rena Mickler, Evelyn Lee, Mrs. Vonnie Creel, Ida Swatts,
Julia I. Mathis, Mae Hutchinson, Mrs. S. D. Sweat, Sam D.
Norton, LuRae Barineau, Elizabeth Bud Ball, Mildred
Hollis, Wallace Erwin, Mattie Higgins, Newell W. Martin,
Mrs. Dewey V. Hollis, Mrs. Elizabeth Jacobie, Ann De-
Ginther, Mrs. A. B. McKeithen, Lila Cockrell, Agnes
Thigpen, Agnes Griffin, John Crumpton, Jesse Lee Harrell,
Winifred Council, Mrs. Lois M. Walden, Frances L. Mayes,
Ruby Woodbury, Lillian Mickler, Margie Kenny, Elav
Russell.

We recommend that the following verifiers be employed:
List of Verifiers to Receive Pay from Wednesday,
April 6th, 1927.
Miss Genevieve Wooten,
Miss Posey Taylor,
Miss Irene Jackson.
Mrs. Julia Harn,
Mrs. Catherine Harrison,
Mrs. Aileen Cobb,
Miss Marjorie Ward,
Mr. L. E. Bogoan,
Eunice Bothwell.
Further your committee recommends for employment,
Ralph Palmer and Burke Floyd as assistants to the mailing
Journal Clerk.

Also-

The following list of verifiers are recommended as capable
but not employed; subject, however, to employment if
needed; TO BE PLACED ON PREFERRED LIST.
Verna Thornton, 452 W. Pensacola.
Lois Stevens, 452 W. Pensacola.
Helen Henry, 180 N. Adams.
Kathryn Lewis, N. Monroe.
T. R. McFall, c/o Western Union, Capitol Branch.
Mrs. Anabel Martin, Bloxham Street.
Mrs. H. V. Atkinson, 176 W. Jefferson.
Ruth R. Harmon, 145 E. College (Ph. 122).










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Mrs. James S. Baker, 150 E. Bloxham St.
Lillian Henry, 180 N. Adams.
Respectfully submitted,
A. W. WEEKS, Chairman,
J. A. HARPER, Vice Chairman,
W. A. MACKENZIE,
W. D. BISHOP,
H. S. McKENZIE,
S. D. HARRIS,
W. A. REGISTER,
FRANK X. CARROLL,
P. GUY CREWS.
Attest:
E. F. FETTER,
Secretary.
Mr. Weeks moved that the report be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Weeks moved that ten copies Michie's Cumulative
Statutes for 1925 be procured for use of the House Special
Committees.
Which was agreed to.

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.
The following message from the Governor was received
and read.

State of Florida,
Executive Department,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 7, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The Capitol.
Sir:
I have the honor to transmit on behalf of the Budget
Commission and in accordance with Chapter 8426, Acts of
1921, its report for the biennium 1927-1929.
A copy of this report will be placed on the desk of each
member of the House.
Very truly yours,
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor.












The Speaker announced that the budget accompanying
the Governor's message would be referred to the Committee
on Appropriations.
Mr. Tervin moved that the committee named under the
terms of House Resolution No. 6 be authorized to remove
the railing on either side of the House so as to permit the
members to have convenient access to their seats.
Which was agreed to.

COMMUNICATIONS.

The following communication was read and ordered
spread on the Journal:
Whereas, The Citizenry of Sumter County, Florida, has
learned through the Press of Our Great State of the recent
election by the membership of the House of Representatives
of Florida of the regular session of 1927 and,
Whereas, They deem it an Honor bestowed upon their
representative and upon their county by such election, and
desiring to express the appreciation of the citizenry of
Sumter County, Florida, including all organization, both
legal and social or otherwise to the members of the House
of Representatives now in the regular session of the year
1927, and
Whereas, The Citizenry of Sumter County, Florida, de-
siring to extend to each member of the Florida Legislature
their best wishes for a successful session, and desiring to
express their confidence in the personnel of the said Legis-
lature, and in the Representative from their county,
Resolved, By The Chamber of Commerce of Sumter
County, Florida, the Mayor of Bushnell, Florida, the Mayor
of Webster, Florida, the Mayor of Center Hill, Florida
and all directors of the Chamber of Commerce, and all
citizens present at a meeting called by the Chamber of Con-
merce for the subject matter herein mentioned, and being
the voice of those present to draw suitable resolution for
the purpose .of expressing to the membership of the House
of Representatives their appreciation in the selection and
election of Sumter County Representative Col. Samuel W.
Getzen to the office of Speaker Pro Tem. of the 1927 session
of the House of Representatives, and wishing for the success
of each member of the Legislature in the coming session,
and assuring them of our confidence as to entire member-
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people in Samuel W. Getzen, their Representative, Be It
further Resolved, that a copy of this Resolution be for-
warded to Col. Samuel W. Getzen, Speaker Pro Tem of the
House of Representatives for the session of the year 1927,
with a request that the same be placed and incorporated in
the journals of the House of Representatives, and that a
copy of said Resolution be forwarded to the Honorable
Samuel W. Getzen at Tallahassee, Florida.
Sumter County Chamber of Commerce, The City of
Webster, The City of Center Hill, The City of Bushnell,
By C. E. Brown, Mayor of Webster, By Jeff Hooten, Mayor
of Center Hill, By John W. Giddens, Mayor of Bushnell.

Mr. Weeks moved that the Committee on Journals be
authorized to order sufficient number of Journals each day.
Which was agreed to.

Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) moved that copies of the Journal
be mailed each day to the libraries of the several State in-
stitutions.
Which was agreed to.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION

By Mr. Harris-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Sen-
ate concurring, that the time of convening on Monday,
April 11th, shall be fixed at 3 o'clock P. M. instead of 12
noon as provided by a previous concurrent resolution.
Which was read.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 5 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the resolution was read a second time.
Mr. Harris moved the adoption of the resolution.
Roll call being demanded on the adoption of the resolu-
tion, the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan, Bry-
ant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,











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Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, Household-
er, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), Mc-
Kinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Pat-
terson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stal-
naker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz,
Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wynn-91.
Nays-Messrs. Millinor and Wilson-2.
So the resolution was adopted, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

REPORT OF COMMITTEES

Mr. Lewis, of Gulf, chairman of the Committee on
Journals, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 7, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on Journals respectfully recommend
the names of Burke Floyd, Roy Palmer, and Currie B.
Witt for appointment as assistant Journal Clerks.

Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Frisbee, Hendry (Hendry), Huggins, Lee.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
CLAY LEWIS,
Chairman of Committee.
Mr. Lewis moved the adoption of the report.
Which was agreed to.












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MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE.

The following message from the Senate was received
and read:

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 7, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the
Senate concurring, that the time of convening on Monday
April 11, shall be fixed at 3 o'clock P. M. instead of 12
noon as provided by a previous concurrent resolution.

Also-
House Bill No. 14:
An Act abolishing the Board of Bond Trustees in
Okeechobee County, Florida, and providing for the dis-
position of Funds held by them.

Also-
House Bill No. 29:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating and confirming
the ordinance passed by the Town Council of the Town
of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, at its meeting held March
11, 1927, entitled "An ordinance authorizing and direct-
ing the Mayor and the Town Clerk to enter into a con-
tract with the Gulf Power Company, a corporation pro-
viding for the sale of the electric lighting and water
plants and systems belonging to the Town to Gulf Power
Company, a corporation, its successors and assigns," the
contract made in pursuance thereof by the Mayor and
Town Clerk with said Gulf Power Company and all acts
and proceedings of the Town Council and officers had
with reference thereto; and authorizing said Town to
sell its water and light plants to said Gulf Power Com-











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pany and to pass the ordinances, grant the franchises,
adopt rates and make the contracts all as provided by
said ordinance and contract.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.

And House Bills Nos. 14 and 29, and House Concurrent
Resolution No. 5, contained in the above message, were re-
ferred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.

The Speaker announced that Mr. Andrews of Union
had been excused on account of illness until Monday.

The hour of 12 o'clock noon having arrived the House
stood adjourned until 3 o'clock P. M., Monday afternoon,
April 11th.











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Monday, April 11th, 1927



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 3 o'clock
P. M.
The roll was called and the following answered to their
names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil, Bales,
Bacon, Bell, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth (Frank J.,
Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,. Bryant, Bruns,
Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell,
Carr, Carn, Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry,
Conley, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson,
Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Frisbee, Gregory,
Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla),
Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor),
Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns),
Jackson (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie
(Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil,
Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register,
Sale, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner,
Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-90.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The daily Journal of April 7th was corrected and as cor-
rected was approved.

READING COMMUNICATIONS
The following communications were received and read:

Department of State,
Olympia.

HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 3.

To the Honorable House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress Assembled:
We, your memorialists, the House of Representatives and
the Senate of the State of Washington, in legislative session
assembled, most respectfully represent and pray as follows:











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WHEREAS, Under our present constitution, the Presi-
dent, Senators and Representatives take up their duties
many months after the day of election, and
WHEREAS, The provisions of the constitution herein
sought to be amended are antiquated and unworkable under
modern conditions, to such an extent as to be, in some cases,
a positive menace to the best Welfare of the Nation, and
WHEREAS, The Senate has seen fit to offer and pass a
constitutional amendment known as the "Norris Amend-
ment," providing that such officers shall take office
promptly after'election, and have sent the same to the
House; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That we, your memorialists, do earnestly
and respectfully pray that the House of Representatives
will take similar action at the earliest possible date and pre-
sent the same to the legislatures of the various states for
their adoption; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State,
under the seal of the State of Washington, transmit to the
Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
at Washington, D. C., and to each Senator and Congress-
man from the State of Washington, and to the Legislature
of each of the several states, a full, true and correct copy
of this Joint Memorial.
Passed the House January 26, 1927.
RALPH R. KNAPP,
Speaker of the House.
Passed the Senate February 3, 1927.
W. LON JOHNSON.
President of the Senate.
STATE OF WASHINGTON
County of Thurston- ss.
I, J. GRANT HINKLE, Secretary of State of the State
of Washington, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a
full, true and correct copy of House Joint Memorial No. 3
as passed by the twentieth session of the Legislature of the
State of Washington.
Done at Olympia, this 14th day of February, 1927.
J. GRANT HINKLE,
Secretary of State.
Without objection the above communication was ordered












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spread on the Journal and referred to the Committee on
Governor's Message and Administrative Reports.

Also-
TO THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, ASKING FOR THE ENACTMENT OF
LAWS ON SUBJECTS HEREINAFTER OUTLINED.
The Florida Legislative Council, composed of several
large non-profit State organizations, doing literary, social,
scientific and philanthropic work-with the combined pur-
pose of pooling their legislative interest, to prevent over-
lapping and duplication and to concentrate efforts in sup-
port of progressive measures, with the single purpose,
that of the best development and upbuilding of the State
and for the welfare of all of the people of Florida; with
the hope of being a help and not a hindrance to the mem-
bers of the Legislature.
The great necessity of legislation on the following sub-
jects and the present bills pending the consideration of
your Honorable Body, have had due and proper atten-
tion from the several organizations represented, and in
turn been considered by duly appointed delegates from
each individual organization who presented their separate
legislative programs from which, in joint session, the
official program of the Florida Legislative Council was
compiled and is herewith respectfully presented to the
Legislature for consideration:
(a) An Act creating a Board of Public Welfare.
(Snonsored by the Florida Federation of Women's
Clubs.)
(b) Re-enactment of the Educational Survey Commission
Law with an appropriation of $60,000.00 for the pur-
pose of Financing an adequate survey of the entire
educational system of the State.
(Sponsored by the Florida Federation of Women's
Clubs.)
(c) An Act making women eligible for voluntary jury
Service.
(Sponsored by the Florida League of Women Voters.)
(d) An Act creating a State Forestry Board with a State
Forester.
(Sponsored by the Florida Forestry Association.)











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(e) An Act creating a State Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission.
(Sponsored by the Florida Audubon Society.)
(f) Enactment of a State Local Option Stock Law.
(Sponsored by the Florida League of Women Voters.)
In view of the urgent need for relief and reform, the
conservation of our natural resources, the adoption of
more progressive policies and methods along the lines of
the measures above presented, the Florida Legislative
Council on behalf of the joint organization membership
here represented, begs to urge the enactment of laws on
these subjects, by your Honorable Body.

(MRS. W. S.) MAY M. JENNINGS, President,
Florida Legislative Council.
A. M. RICHARDS, Recording Secretary.
Florida Legislative Council.

The above communication was ordered spread on the
Journal and referred to Committee on Miscellaneous
Legislation.

Also-

JACKSONVILLE RETAIL DRUGGISTS'
ASSOCIATION.

Jacksonville, Florida.

To Our Representatives in the Legislature:
The undersigned citizens of Florida respectfully petition
you not to support or vote for a proposed so-called luxury
tax on cigarettes, cigars, tobaccos, chewing gum, cosmetics,
playing cards, ice cream, soft drinks, etc., for the purpose
of financing a program of advertising for the State of
Florida.
We submit that such a tax would work an unwarranted
burden on a class of citizens, the majority of which would
be women and children, that are least able to bear it.
We further,submit that in practice such a tax would be a
business nusiance and a hardship on the proprietors of busi-
ness concerns handling such articles.
We further submit that the users of the merchandise
proposed for taxation for the purpose of obtaining money











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to advertise the State of Florida, should not be singled out
as the ones to bear a levy, the benefits of which would accrue
as well to users of every other class of merchandise, many
of which are more clearly luxuries than the articles pro-
posed to be taxed.
This petition is submitted to you by citizens who are
proprietors of business concerns that would be affected by
such a measure, and by citizens in their individual capa-
city who would be, we submit, unfairly burdened by such
a tax.
Signed:
By divers citizens from Lakeland, Jacksonville, Talla-
hassee and Clearwater
Was ordered referred to the Committee on Finance and
Taxation.

Also-

Tallahassee, Fla., April 11, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Capitol Building.

Sir:

The School of Music of Florida State College invites the
members of the House of Representatives to be present at
a Faculty Recital to be given in the college auditorium at
eight-fifteen o'clock this Monday evening by Etta Robert-
son, soprano; also to a recital tomorrow evening by the
Florida College Glee Club. Programs of these recitals may
be found on the desks.
Yours respectfully,
ELLA SCOBLE OPPERMAN,
Dean, School of Music.

Also-

The following telegrams in connection with the pro-
vision of House Resolution No. 11 were ordered spread
on the Journal:
4-H. B.











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Tallahassee, Florida, April 6, 1927.
Ralph Merritt,
Delta Chi House,
Secretary Debating Council,
Gainesville, Fla.
And
Paul L. Buchanan,
Law College Building,
Gainesville, Fla.
I am directed by the House of Representatives that
an invitation is extended to the University of Florida
and Duke University to hold the intercollegiate debate
between the two teams in the hall of the House of Rep-
resentatives here on Thursday night. Answer at earliest
possible minute, so that arrangements can be made.
FRANK WEBB,
Chief Clerk House of Representatives.

Gainesville, Fla., April 7, 1927.
House of Representatives-
University of F'orida regrets inability to debate be-
fore Legislature tonight due late arrival Duke team
here. Thanking you very much for high honor you
have conferred upon us by inviting us and hoping we
may hold some future debate there we are very truly
yours,
Debating Council, University of Florida.

INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS.

By Mr. Weeks-
House Resolution No. 14:
WHEREAS, Section 80 of the Revised General Sta-
tutes of Florida provides: That whenever any person
or persons shall appear before any committee of the
Legislature of the State of Florida for the purpose of
advocating or opposing, proposing changes or amend-
ments, or in any wise discussing, a measure or matter
being considered by such committee, such committee, or
any member thereof, may require such person or per-
sons to state upon oath in writing whether or not he
appears in his own individual interest or in the interest
of some other person or persons, firm, corporation or
corporations, and if so, the name or names of such












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person or persons, firm, corporation or corporations,
and if he has been or is to be paid a fee or any com-
pensation, directly or indirectly, fo'r such service, or as
expenses or otherwise to so appear before such com-
mittee, and when such oath is required by a committee
or any member thereof it shall be the duty of the chair-
man of the committee to file the written oath with the
Chief Clerk of the House, and said oath shall at once
be spread upon the journal of the House for the informa-
tion of the members of the Legislature.
WHEREAS, it is conducive to the general welfare
of the people of the State to have its public business
transacted in such a manner as to disclose the interest
of persons or corporations who may appear before such
legislative committees, that the committee and the Leg-
islature, as well as the public at large may be advised
as to the interest that may be seeking to influence mat-
ters of legislation.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:
That the regular and special committees of the House
of Representatives of the regular session A. D. 1927, en-
force Sections 80 and 81 of the Revised General Sta-
tutes of Florida, and that the Chief Clerk of the House
of Representatives be, and he is hereby directed to pro-
vide each of said committees with necessary blank affi-
davits setting forth the requirements provided for in
Section 80 of the Revised General Statutes aforesaid,
and that to further facilitate the purpose of this resolu-
tion the Sergeant-at-Arms of the house be directed to
furnish an appropriate Roster to be kept in the lobby
of the Capitol by some capable, and trustworthy person,
in which all visitors having business before the Legisla-
ture may be requested to register their names, pro-
fession or vocation, post office address and purpose of
visit.
Which was read.
Mr. Weeks moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to.

By Messrs. MacKenzie of Lake and Ezell of Nassau-
House Resolution No. 15:
WHEREAS, The membership of the House of Represen-











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tatives has been increased to ninety-five members, which
will require much reading; and
WHEREAS, The services of an additional Assistant
Reading Clerk would be helpful in expediting the business
of this body; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, By the House of Representatives that Miss
Margaret Dorman, of Leon County, be employed as an addi-
tional Assistant Reading Clerk.
Which was read.
Mr. McLeran moved that House Resolution No. 15 be
referred to the Committee on Legislative Expense.
Which was agreed to.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE.

The following message from the Senate was received
and read:

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 7, 1927.
Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 29:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create and establish a
municipality to be known and designated as the Town of
Penney Farms and to define its territorial boundaries and
provide for the organization and government thereof, and
for its jurisdiction, powers and privileges, and to provide
for the assessment and collection of taxes therein; and to
authorize the imposition of penalties for the violation of its
ordinances.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
CHAS. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 29, contained in the above message,












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was read the first time by its title and placed on Local Cal-
endar.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 11th, 1927.
Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

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

House Bill No. 35:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for an appro-
priation of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) as a sup-
plenmental fund to purchase Hog Cholera Serum and
Hog Cholera Virus and its distribution.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 35, contained in the above message,
was referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1927.
Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 6:
A bill to be entitled An Act to appropriate moneys to take
care of any deficiencies arising for purchasing suitable











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desks, seats, and other furniture for the Senate Chamber
and the Chamber of the House of Representatives of the
State of Florida.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
Not read first time.
Mr. Weeks moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 6 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 6 was read the second time by its
title only.
Mr. Philips of Levy offered the following amendment
to Senate Bill No. 6.
In Section 2, line 1, strike out the words Five Thousand
dollars ($5,000) and insert in lieu thereof the following:
Seven Thousand dollars ($7,000).
Mr. Philips moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Weeks moved that Senate Bill No. 6 as amended be
read a third time in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 6 as amended was read a third time
in full.
Upon the call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth (Frank J.,
Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns,
Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns, Byrd, Carr,
Catts, Collier, Conley, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews
(Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis,
Ezell, Farnell, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan
(Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry
(Taylor), Hobson, Householder, Jackson (St. Johns, Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, MacKenzie (Lake),
McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oli-
ver, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Varnum, Valz,
Victor, Weede, Weeks, Wilson-78.











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Nays-Messrs. Bell, Campbell, Carn, Christian, Church-
well, Corry, Frisbee, Gregory, Huggins, Millinor, Padgett,
Smith, Turner, Vining, Wester, Whitty, Wynn-17.
So the Bill as amended passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

Also-
The following message from the Senate was received
and read:

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 7, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
To Appoint a joint committee of two members from each
body to act as a Joint Legislative Committee.
Also Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
Whereas, The Legislature of the State of Florida has
thrown the arm of its protecting care around the Mocking
Bird by the enactment of suitable legislation, and,
Whereas, The melody of its music has delighted the
hearts of residents and visitors to Florida from the days.
of the rugged pioneer to the present comer, and,
Whereas, This bird of matchless charm is found through-
out our State, therefore:
Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A, FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolutions Nos. 2 and 3, con-
tained in the above message, were read the first time.
Mr. Getzen moved that the Rules be waived and that











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Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2 contained in the above
message be now considered.
Mr. Weeks moved that Senate Concurrent Resolution
No. 2 be referred to the committee on Governor's Message
and Administrative Reports.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3, went over
under the rule.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received
and read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 8, 1927.
Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 16:
A Bill to be entitled An Act validating and confirming
the ordinance passed by the town council of the town of
Milton, Florida, at its meeting held March 22, 1927, en-
titled, "an ordinance authorizing and directing the mayor
and the town clerk to enter into a contract with Gulf
Power Company, a corporation, providing for the sale of
the electric lighting plant and system belonging to the
town, to Gulf Power Company, a corporation, its successors
and assigns," the contract made in pursuance thereof by
the mayor and town clerk with said Gulf Power Company
and all acts and proceedings of the town council and officers
had with reference thereto, and authorizing said town to
sell its electric lighting plant and system to said Gulf
Power Company and to pass the ordinances, grant the
franchise, adopt rates and make the contracts, all as pro-
vided by said ordinance and contract.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 20:
A bill to be entitled An Act vesting the duties of super-
visors of registration in certain counties of this State in
the several tax collectors of such counties and providing
fo'r a re-registration of electors in such counties.











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Also-
Senate Bill No. 21:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of
County Commissioners of Walton County, Florida, to
issue coupon bonds or interest bearing time warrants
for the purposes of demolishing, removing, re-construct-
ing and equipping the county jail of said county; for
paying the county's proportion of paving the streets sur-
rounding the court house grounds and of making other
improvements in and to the court house and jail and
grounds of said county.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 16, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
And Senate Bill No. 20 contained in the above message
was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Primary Laws.
And Senate Bill.No. 21 contained in the above message
was read the first time by its title and was placed on the
Local Calendar.

Also-
The following message from the Senate was received and
read.
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, April 8, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 22:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating, legalizing and
confirming the acts of the Town Council of the Town of
DeFuniak Springs, Florida, a municipal corporation,
and of its officers in the matter of street pavements and











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improvements heretofore made in said municipality;
providing thit the costs of such improvements shall con-
stitute liens upon property specially benefited and pro-
viding for the enforcement of such liens upon such
property.

Also-
Senate Bill No. 23:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Town of
DeFuniak Springs, Florida, a municipal corporation, by
appropriate ordinance, to vest in the Town Clerk the
duties and powers heretofore vested in the Town Marshal
as tax collector in and for said town.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 39:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 11000,
Laws of Florida, being an act entitled: "An Act creating
and constituting a special road and bridge district in Palm
Beach County, Florida, known and designated as cross-state
highway bridge district; providing for a board of super-
visors of said district; authorizing the construction of roads
and bridges in said district and providing for a board of
supervisors to enter into contract therefor; authorizing and
making provision for levy and collection of a tax for main-
tenance of such roads and bridges and to pay any bond issue
of such road and bridge district; authorizing the issuance
of bonds; and relating to the powers and duties of said road
and bridge district and said supervisors of said road and
bridge district."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bills Nos. 23 and 39, contained in the
above message, were read the first time by their titles, and
placed on Local Calendar.
And Senate Bill No. 22 contained in the above message
was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Bullard of Walton moved that the rules be waived
and that Senate Bill No. 22 be read a second time by its
title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.











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And Senate Bill No.. 22 was read a second time by its
title only. ..
Mr. Bullard moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 22 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed tol-y a two-thirds vote.
And Seiiate Bill No. 22 was read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil, Bales, iBacon,
Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth -(Duval), Booth (Frank J.,.
Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns,
Bullard (Polk-), .Bullard (Walton), Burns, Byrd,; Camp-
bell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Col-
lier, Corry, Conley, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Semi-
nole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hen-
dry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, Householder, Huggins,
Jackson (St. Johns); Jackson (St. Lucie)-, Kanner, Ken-
nedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe,
Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenkie (Putnam); Mc-
Kinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patter-
son, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Smith, Stalnaker, Ste-
phens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vin-
ing, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-93. -
Nays--None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received
and read:
SENATE CHAMBER,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 7th, 1927.
Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-










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Senate Bill No. 31:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Provide for the taking
of a State Census of the County of Polk.
And respectfully requests the 'concurrence of the
House therein.
Very respectfully,
S ..C. FINLEY,
"Secretary of the Senate.
And Sena te Bill No. 31, contained inthe above message,
was read tho first time by its title.

M. iBryant (Polk) moved that the rules be waived
and *that Senate Bill No. 31 be read a second time by
its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 31 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bryant (Polk), moved that the, rules be further
waived and that Senate Bill No. 31 be read a third
time in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

"Arid Seiiate Bill No: 31 was read a third time in full.

Upon .call of the ioll on the passage of the bill, the
vote. was:
Yeas--Mr. Speaker.; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,-
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth (Frank
J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant,
Bruns, Bullard (Polk), :Bullard (Walton), Buirns, Byrd,
Campbell, Carr,. Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Church-
well, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews
(Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis,
Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan
(Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hendry
(Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, Householder, Hug-
gins, Jackson (St, Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie), Kanner,
Kennedy, Ketchuim,- King, Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),.
McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, liver, Padgett, Parker,
Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-
91.










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Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received.

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 7, 1927.
Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 19:
A Bill to be entitled An Act to validate sixty thousand
dollars ($60,000) street improvement bonds, series B, of
the town of Perry, Florida, including the proceedings to
authorize the issuance of said bonds and the proceedings
for the levy of special assessments for their payment, and
declaring said bonds to constitute valid and legally bind-
ing obligations of said town of Perry, Florida.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 19 contained in the above message,
was referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received
and read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 8, 1927.
Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4:










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WHEREAS, The bound volumes of the Statutes of 1920
are exhausted and it will probably be necessary to reprint
these Statutes unless other provision is made concerning a
revision of the laws; and
WHEREAS, It has been suggested to the Legislature
that some action in the matter should be taken at this ses-
sion; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, by the Senate, the House of Representa-
tives concurring, That a special Joint Committee to consist
of three lawyers from the Senate and three lawyers from
the House to be appointed by the President of the Sen-
ate and the Speaker of the House respectfully, to ex-
amine into the advisability, and the necessity of a re-
vised compilation of the general laws of the State under
such plan as may be proposed and adopted at this ses-
sion.
Also-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
WHEREAS, The Honorable Albert Waller Gilchrist, a
former Governor of Florida, died in New York City May
15, 1926, in the sixty-eighth year of his age; and
WHEREAS, It is appropriate that the legislative de-
partment should take official notice of the death of those
who have been Chief Executives of the State, and have
made an impress for good upon the laws, the Government,
and the development of the State, thereby showing its
appreciation of their noble work while living, and the
deep grief which is felt when they pass away. Albert
Waller Gilchrist was born at Columbia, South Carolina,
January 15, 1858, while his mother was visiting her
parents. His father, General W. E. Gilchrist, lived at
Quincy, Florida, where Albert was reared. At the age
of twenty he entered West Point Military Academy, 're-
signing three years thereafter and coming back to Flor-
ida, and was appointed Inspector General of the State
Militia by Governor Perry.
At the outbreak of the Spanish-American war he was
Brigadier General in the Florida Militia, and resigned to
enter the regular army as a private and was sent to San-
tiago, Cuba, where he was honorably discharged as a cap-
tain.
His political career began with his election to the Flor-
ida House of Representatives, in which body he served
four sessions, those of 1893, 1895, 1903 and 1905. He was











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elected Speaker of the House of Representatives of the
1905 session and served with great credit to himself and
honor to the State. In 1909 he was elected Governor of
Florida, and rendered distinguished service as one of
Florida's most careful, hard-working and economical
Governors. He was no orator, but kept well up with all
State affairs, and always was ready to express his
opinion, and did so fearlessly and to the point.
He never married, but in many ways demonstrated his
love for little children, and it was due to him that a hos-
pital for crippled children was established in 'this State.
He provided in his will fo'r a fund whereby all children in
his home city of Punta Gorda might be annually treated
to ice cream and cake, testifying in this and many other
ways that he had learned the great lesson of the Master
-"of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
He was Grand Master of Masons in Florida from 1911
to 1913. In appreciation of his services to this State, the
Legislature, session 1925, named one of the newly-made
counties "Gilchrist" in his honor. His private life was
marked by brotherly love and sympathy, and by the
charm of his big heart he made friends of all who came
in contact with him; and
WHEREAS, This body, in common with all depart-
ments of the State government, is sensible of the great
loss the State has sustained in the death of this former
Governor and record with pride this expression apprecia-
tive of his long service to the State; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, by the Senate, the House of Representa-
tives concurring, That in the death of Albert Waller Gil-
christ the State of Florida has lost one of its foremost
citizens, a true friend and a wise counsellor.
RESOLVED FURTHER, That these Resolutions, be
spread upon the Senate and House Journals, and that the
Secretary of State be directed to prepare a copy of these
Resolutions, and forward same under the great seal of
State to the surviving relatives of the deceased.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
of Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolutions Nos. 4 and 5, con-
tained in the above report, were read the first time.











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Mr. Catts moved that the rules be waived and that
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 contained in the above
message be now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 was read the
second time.
Mr. Catts moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 was ordered
certified to the Senate.
Mr. Wester moved that Senate Concurrent Resolution
No. 5 contained in the above message be now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5 was read a
second time.
Mr. Turner moved that Senate Concurrent Resolution No.
5 be adopted.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5 was adopted.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5 was ordered
certified to the Senate.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received and
read.
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1927.
lion. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 55:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of
Chapter 8290, Special Acts of 1919, Laws of Florida, in re-
altion to the Boundaries of the Municipality of Key West.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 56:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2619 of the











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Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating to the entry
of defaults by the Clerks of the Court upon Rule Day.

Also-

House Bill No. 37:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize and validate the
creation of Special Road and Bridge District Number One
of Pasco County, Florida, and the issuance of negotiable
time warrants styled road debentures of said district, and
all proceedings heretofore had with respect thereto.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 37, contained in the above message,
was referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
And Senate Bills Nos. 55 and 56, contained in the above
report, were read the first time by their titles.
Mr. Ketchum moved that the rules be waived and that
Senate Bill No. 55, contained in the above message, be
read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 55 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Ketchum moved that the rules be further waived
and that Senate Bill No. 55 be read a third time and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 55 was read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Co'rry, Conley, Creel, Crews (Du-
val), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Ed-
wards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,











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Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson
(St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight,
Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake),
McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oli-
ver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-91.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Harper moved that the Rules be waived and that
Senate Bill No. 56 contained in the above message be read
a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 56 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Harper moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 56 be read a third time and put upon its
passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Upon call of the roll of the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval),
Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas),
Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton),
Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Chris-
tian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler,
Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie
(Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Smith,
Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum,
Valz, Victdr, Vi'ing, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-90.
Nays-None.











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

Also-
The following message from the Senate was received
and read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1927.

lon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 44:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the collection
of delinquent taxes due the City of Auburndale.

Also-
Senate Bill No. 47:
A bill to be entitled An Act to change the name of the
Town of East Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida, to
Dundee.

Also-
Senate Bill No. 48:
A bill to be entitled An Act to further amend Section 88
of the Charter of the City of Winter Haven, Florida, as the
same was amended by Section 2 of Chapter 11302, Acts of
the Legislature of the State of Florida, regular session 'of
1925.

Also-
Senate Bill No. 49:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering
the City of Okeechobee, Florida, to borrow money and to
give the note of said city in evidence of said indebtedness.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bills Nos. 44, 47, 48 and 49, contained in the










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"above message, were read the first time by their titles and
placed on the Local Calendar.

Also-
The following message from the Senate was received
and read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 11, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 58:
A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter 10644,
Laws of Florida, 1925, and Chapter 11540, Laws of Florida
enacted at the extraordinary session of the Legislature of
Florida, 1925, and relating to the construction and opera-
tion of a toll bridge and approaches and tube, tunnel or
subway over and under Hillsborough Bay from a point at
or near Gadsden's Point in Hillsborough county, Florida,
to the opposite shore of said bay; granting to and vesting
Tampa Subway Corporation, its successors and assigns, with
the right, franchise, power and privilege to survey, locate,
construct, maintain, operate and enjoy such toll bridge and/
or tube, tunnel or subway and appurtenances, and grant-
ing to said Tampa Subway Corporation, its successors and
assigns, the right-of-way for said bridge over and across
the submerged lands of the State of Florida, with the right
to fill in, occupy and use the same along said right-of-way
and to construct thereon and thereunder such roads,
trestles, arches, drawbridges, tubes, subways, wharves and
other improvements as may be necessary, requisite or de-
sirable in connection with the construction and operation
of such bridge, and vesting the fee simple title to any lands
so filled in along the right-of-way hereby granted in said
Tampa Subway Corporation; providing that said bridge
and/or tube, tunnel or subway shall be operated for public
use, and vesting the owner or owners thereof with the power
to adopt regulations for the use thereof; providing for the
exercise of the right of eminent domain by said Tampa










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Subway Co:peration, its successors and assigns; authoriz-
ing the pureuse of such bridge, tube, tunnel or subway by
Hllsboroug. county or any municipal corporation, agency
or department of the state of Florida thereunto authorized,
and providiri the method of determining such purchase
price and the conditions of such sale; providing for the
giving of bond by said Tampa Subway Corporation, its
successors and assigns, for the prosecution and execution of
the powers, privileges and rights hereby granted; and re-
pealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Also-

Senate Bill No. 64:
A bill to be entitled An Act giving and granting to and
conferring upon all persons, associations and corporations
possessing or holding the right, franchise, power or
privilege under the laws of the State of Florida to survey,
locate, construct, maintain and operate a toll bridge or toll
bridges over and across the St. Johns river between Clay
and St. Johns counties, Florida, the power and authority
to exercise the right of eminent domain to acquire ap-
proaches and rights of way, and providing for the manner
of its exercise.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bills Nos. 58 and 64, contained in the above
report, were read the first time by their titles.
Mr. Frisbee moved that the rules be waived and that
Senate Bill No. 64 contained in the above message be
read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 64 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Frisbee moved that the rules be further waived
and that Senate Bill No. 64 be read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 64 was read a third time in full and
put upon its final passage.












Upon call of the roll on the passage of jfe bill, the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (UTion), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bonifay, Booth (Dival), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pieellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel, Orews (Du-
val), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Ed-
wards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson
(St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight,
Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake),
McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oli-
ver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-91.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Carr moved that Senate Bill No. 58 contained in the
above message be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 58 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Carr moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 58 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 58 was read the third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth (Frank
J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant,
Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns, Byrd,
Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
"Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Semi-











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nole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris; Hendry (Hen-
dry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, Householder, Huggins,
Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie), Kanner, Ken-
nedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe,
Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), Mc-
Kinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Pat-
terson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-
91.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

By Mr. Ellis, of Alachua-
House Bill No. 38:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 217, Re-
vised General Statutes of Florida of 1920.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Getzen, of Sumter-
House Bill No. 39:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower
the City of Wildwood, Florida, a municipal corporation,
to issue and sell bonds of the said city for the purpose
of completing the extension of its waterworks system to
include "Sunset Park" and "Meadow Vista," two (2)
subdivisions of said city; to prescribe the amount of such
bonds, and the manner of their issuance.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Getzen moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 39 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 39 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Getzen moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 39 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 39 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
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Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacor, Bell, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth (Frank
J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant,
Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns, Byrd,
Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Church-
well, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews
(Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis,
Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan
(Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hendry
(Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, Householder, Hug-
gins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie), Kanner,
Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Pat-
terson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Smith, Stalnaker, Ste-
phens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vin-
ing, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-91.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

By Mr. Getzen, of Sumter-
House Bill No. 40:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower the
City of Wildwood, Florida, a municipal corporation, to
issue and sell bonds of said city for the purpose of paying
for the city's portion of paving streets in said city; to
prescribe the amount of such bonds and the manner of their
issuance.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Getzen moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 40 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 40 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Getzen moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 40 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote:
And House Bill No. 40 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Anvil,











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Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth (Frank
J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant,
Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns, Byrd,
Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Church-
well, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews
(Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Semi-
nole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hen-
dry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, Householder, Huggins,
Jackson St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy,
Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Mil-
linor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKin-
ney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens,
Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining,
Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-91.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By Mr. Sale, of Bay-
House Bill No. 41:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 256 of
the Revised General Statutes of Florida of 1920, being
Section 10, Chapter 4537, Acts of 1897, amending Section
30, Chapter 4328, Acts of 1895, which Acts provide for
the manner in which names of candidates shall be
printed on ballots by County Commissioners or by
City or Town Councils for municipal elections of candi-
dates who have been put in nomination by certain
methods named; and providing for the time when such
nominations shall be certified to such Boards of County
Commissioners or City or Town Councils; the require-
ments and provisions of such certificates of nominations;
the provision that nominations may be by written peti-
tion signed by qualified electors and the number of such
electors necessary; for named offices; providing for
printing of blank lines under each office to be voted for
in number equal to the number of persons who may be
elected to fill such office; and which amendment pro-
vides for the manner and time in which such petition
shall be presented to the County Commissioners or
City or Town Councils for elections held to fill a va-
cancy in either House of the Legislature during a ses-
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Which was read the first time by its title.
Upon motion of Mr. Sale, House Bill No. 41 was
made a special order for Tuesday morning, to be taken
up and considered immediately following the correction
of the Journal.
By Mr. Sale, of Bay-
House Bill No. 42:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating and confirming the
ordinance passed by the City Commissioners of the City
of Lynn Haven, Florida, at their meeting held on March
3, 1926, entitled: "An ordinance authorizing and direct-
ing the M.ayor and Commissioners of the City of Lynn
Haven, Florida, to convey the electric lighting system of
the City to Gulf Power Company, a corporation under
the Laws of the State of Maine, its successors and assigns,"
and the deed of conveyance made by the City of Lynn
Haven, Florida, to Gulf Power Company, a corporation,
its successors and assigns, dated April 10, 1926, in pur-
suance of said ordinance, and all acts and proceedings
of the City Commissioners and officers had with reference
thereto, and declaring the said ordinance and deed to have
conveyed to Gulf Power Company, a corporation, its
successors and assigns, the property described therein.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Sale, of Bay-
House Bill No. 43:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating and confirming
the ordinance passed by the City Council of Millville, a
municipal corporation bof Bay County, Florida, at its
meeting held on March 3, 1926, entitled: "An ordinance
authorizing and directing the Mayor and Clerk to convey
the electric lighting system of Millville to Gulf Power
Company, a corporation under the Laws of the State of
Maine, its successors and assigns" and the deed of con-
veyance, dated March 9, 1926, from Millville to Gulf
Power Company, its successors and assigns, in pursuance
of said ordinances, and all acts and proceedings of the
City Council and officers had with reference thereto and
declaring the said ordinance and deed to have conveyed
to Gulf Power Company, its successors and assigns, the
property described therein.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
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By Mr. Sale of Bay-
House Bill No. 44:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating and confirming
the ordinance passed by the City Commissioners of the City
of Lynn Haven, Florida, at their meeting held on March
2, 1926, entitled "An ordinance granting an electric
franchise to Houston Power Company, a corporation, its
successors and assigns, in the City of Lynn Haven,
Florida," and all acts and proceedings of the City Com-
missioners and officers had with reference thereto and con-
firming and vesting in Gulf Power Company, a corporation,
easements, privileges and franchises granted by said
ordinance.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Hobson of Charlotte-
House Bill No. 45:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present munici-
pal government of the town of Cleveland, in the county of
Charlotte, Florida, and to establish, organize and constitute
a municipality to be known as the town of Cleveland, and
to define its territorial boundaries, and to provide for its
jurisdiction, powers and privileges.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Bell of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 46:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 7839, Laws
of Florida, adopted by the Legislature of Florida at its
regular session A. D. 1919, entitled an Act relating to suits
in Chancery to foreclose mortgages or other liens and the
parties to such suit.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Bell of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 47:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 8665, Laws
of Florida, adopted by the Legislature of Florida at its reg-
ular session 1921, entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
County Commissioners of DeSoto County to employ an
auditor to audit the accounts of matters subject to the
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Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Bell of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 48:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the City Council
of the City of Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida, to issue
bonds in a sum not to exceed One Hundred Thousand Dol-
lars, the proceeds thereof to be placed in the Bond Sinking
Fund of said City for the retirement of bonds presently to
become due, to provide the rate of interest said bonds shall
bear, and to authorize the levy and collection of a tax for
the payment and interest of said bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Crews of Duval-
House Bill No. 49:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the amend-
ment of Charter of Corporations not for Profit under the
laws of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Corporations.

By Mr. Crews, of Duval-
House Bill No. 50:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 6108 of
the Revised General Statutes of Florida relating to
motions for new trials and motions in arrest of judgments.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the. Committee on Judiciary C.

By Mr. Crews, of Duval-
House Bill No. 51:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing but not re-
quiring the State Live Stock Sanitary Board to commence
systematic tick eradication work in Zone Number Two and
that part of Duval County lying west and north of the
St. Johns River.
Which was read the'first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Live Stock.
By Mr. Carr, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 52:
A bill to be entitled An Act forbidding the making,












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publishing, disseminating or circulating of any advertise-
ment containing any untrue, deceptive, or misleading
statement, assertion or representation by any person, firm,
corporation or association and providing the penalty there-
for and providing when the said Act shall become effective.
Which was read .the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Dillon, of Dade-
House Bill No. 53:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections One (1)
and Two (2) of Chapter 4357, 1895, Laws of Florida, as
amended by Section One (1), Chapter 5264, 1903, Laws
of Florida, Section Three (3) of Chapter 4557, 1895,
Laws of Florida, Section One (1) of Chapter 5456, 1905,
Laws of Florida, Section Two (2) of Chapter 5706, 1907,
Laws of Florida and Section Five (5) of Chapter 4357,
1895, Laws of Florida, relating to and affecting procedure
in cases of supposed insanity.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary A.

By Mr. Dillon of Dade-
House Bill No. 54:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections One (1),
Three (3), Eight .(8), and Nine (9) of Chapter 10254,
Laws of Florida, 1925, approved May 26, 1925, entitled
"An Act to provide for the furnishing by the State of
Florida of free text books for the use of the pupils in the
first six grades of the Public Free Schools in the State of
Florida, and to provide for the levy and collection of a tax
for said purpose, and appropriating the amount so col-
lected on account of said tax levy for the payment of said
text books and other expenses herein provided for, and pro-
viding penalties for violations of this Act."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "A."

By Mr. Auvil, of Pasco -
House Bill No. 55:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Promote the Health,
Safety, Morals and General Welfare of the City of New
Port Richey, Florida, by Authorizing said City to Regu-
late and Restrict. within its Corporate Limits, the
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Other Structures, the Percentages of Lot That May Be
Occupied, the Size of Yard, Courts or Other Open
Spaces, the Density of Population and the Location and
Use of Buildings, Structures and Land for Trade, In-
dustry, Residence or other purposes and to Divide the
City into Districts, and to Provide that said Regulations
Be Uniform in Each District; to Provide for Public
Hearings Upon Said Regulations, Restrictions and Boun-
daries of Said Districts and Notice for Said Hearings;
to Provide that the City Council of Said City Shall
Have Authority to Make Recommendations as to Boun-
daries of the Various Districts and the Regulations
Herein; to Provide for the Creation of a Zoning Board
of Appeals to Hear and Decide Appeals from Orders
Made Under Any Ordinance Adopted Under This Act,
and to Prescribe Powers and Duties of Said Zoning
Board of Appeals; and to Provide a Method of Appeal
from Decision of the Zoning Board of Appeals to Cir-
cuit Court Having Chancery Jurisdiction.
"Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Crews, of Hardee-
House Bill No. 56:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board
of County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida, to
Issue and Sell Bonds in the sum of Fifty Thousand Dol-
lars for and Upon Behalf of Special Road and Bridge
District No. 2 of said County; to Provide for the 'rate of
Interest said Bonds Shall Bear, the Method of Sale of
said Bonds, and how the Proceeds shall be Expended;
and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Tax for
the Payment of the Principal and Interest of said Bonds.
"Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Crews, of Hardee-
House Bill No. 57:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida, to issue
and sell bonds in a sum not to exceed Seventy Thousand
Dollars for and upon behalf of Special Road and Bridge
District Number Three of said County; to provide the rate
of interest said bonds shall bear, the method of sale of said











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bonds, and how the proceeds shall be expended; and to
authorize the levy and collection of a tax for the payment
of the principal and interest of said bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Crews of Hardee-
House Bill No. 58:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorize the Board of
County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida, to issue
bonds in the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars for and
upon behalf of special road and bridge district number
sixteen of said county, to provide the rate of interest said
bonds shall bear, the method of sale of said bonds, and to
provide how the proceeds shall be expended; and to
authorize the levy and collection of a tax for the payment
of the principal and interest of said bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Crews of Hardee-
House Bill No. 59:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Article
5 and Section 2 and Section 3 of Article 10 of Chapter
5864, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1907, same being entitled
"An Act to abolish the present municipal government of
the town of Wauchula, Florida, and organize a city govern-
ment for the same and to provide its jurisdiction and
powers. '
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Crews of Hardee-
House Bill No. 60:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida, to issue
bonds for and upon behalf of special road and bridge dis-
trict number six of said county in the sum of twenty-five
thousand dollars, to provide the rate of interest said bonds
shall bear, the method of sale of said bonds, and the purpose
for which the proceeds shall be expended; and to authorize
the levy and collection of a tax for the payment of the
principal and interest of said bonds.
. Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
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By Mr. Crews, of Hardee-
House.Bill No. 61:
A bill to be entitled An Act to validate and confirm an
issue of thirty-four thousand dollars street improvement
bonds of the City of Wauchula, Florida; to provide for
the sale thereof, and to provide for the levy and collection
of a tax to pay the principal and interest thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Crews, of Hardee-
House Bill No. 62:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida, to issue
county bonds of said county in the sum of Fifty-five Thous-
and dollars, to provide the rate of interest of said bonds,
the method of sale of said bonds, and the purpose for which
the proceeds shall be expended; and to authorize the levy
and collection of a tax for the payment of the principal
and interest of said bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Crews, of Hardce-
House Bill No. 63:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the City Council
of the City of Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida, be and
it is hereby authorized and empowered to issue and sell
bonds in an amount not to exceed One Hundred Thous-
and Dollars, the proceeds thereof to be placed in the bond
sinking fund of said City for the retirement of bonds
presently to become due, to provide the rate of interest said
bonds shall bear, and to authorize the levy and collection
of a tax for the payment of the principal and interest of
said bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Crews, of Hardee-
House Bill No. 64:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Town
Council of the Town of Bowling Green, Hardee County,
Florida, or its successors, to issue bonds in a sum not to











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exceed thirty thousand dollars, the proceeds thereof to
be used to pay for the site upon which the Municipal
Building of said town is located, to pay the cost of com-
pletion of Municipal Building and to pay for the furni-
ture for the Municipal Building in said town, and to pro-
vide the rate of interest said bonds shall bear and to au-
thorize the levy and collection of a tax for payment of
the principal and interest of said bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Crews, of Hardee-
House Bill No. 65 :
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Town
Council of the Town of Bowling Green, Hardee County,
Florida, or its successors, to issue bonds in a sum not to
exceed Thirty-five Thousand Dollars, the proceeds thereof
to be placed in the Bond Sinking Fund of said town for
the retirement of bonds presently to become due, and to
provide the rate of interest said bonds shall bear, and to
authorize the levy and collection of a tax for the payment
of principal and interest of said bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Crews, of Hardee-
House Bill No. 66:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower
the City Council of the City of Wauchula, Hardee County,
Florida, to construct storm drains, sanitary sewers, and a
White Way lighting system, and to defray the cost thereof
wholly or in part by special assessment against specially
benefited property and authorize the. issuance and sale of
bonds of said municipality in connection with said im-
provements, said bonds to be general obligation of the mu-
nicipality.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Bruns of Osceola-
House Bill No. 67:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating a municipal court
in the City of Kissimmee, Florida: fixing the terms of
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court; providing for the appointment of a municipal judge,
and providing the other officers of the court.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Bruns of Osceola-
House Bill No. 68:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower
the City of Kissimmee, a municipal corporation, of the
County of Osceola, State of Florida, when approved and
ratified by a majority of the qualified electors of the City of
Kissimmee participating in an election called and held for
that purpose, to sell its electric generating plant and dis-
tribution system, including all engines and power plant
apparatus, all wires, meters, poles, transformers, white way
and street lighting equipment, electric stores and supplies
now owned and used by the city for the generating and
distribution of electricity; to provide for an election to be
held in the City of Kissimmee, the manner of giving notice
of said election, and for the transfer and delivery of said
property in the event the same is ratified and approved by
the qualified electors.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Kanner-
House Bill No. 69:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
Public Instruction of Martin County, Florida, to raise
money by the issuance and sale of negotiable interest bear-
ing bonds in an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars
for the purpose of paying outstanding floating indebted-
ness heretofore incurred by said Board for the support and
operation of the public free schools of said county, and to
provide for the payment of said bonds and the interest
thereon.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Kanner-
House Bill No. 70:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize, ratify and vali-
date a resolution adopted by the city of Stuart, Florida,
providing for the issuance of two hundred ten thousand











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dollars ($210,000) of special improvement bonds issued by
said city in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9298,
Acts of 1923, Laws of Florida, and based upon special
assessments upon certain abutting lots and lands; and to
legalize, validate and confirm assessments made and im-
provement liens against certain property in the city of
Stuart, Florida, for certain street improvements.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Kanner-
House Bill No. 71:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize and validate Ordi-
nance No. 39 of the City of Stuart, Martin County, Florida,
entitled "An Ordinance providing for the issuance of
Twelve Thousand Dollars ($12,000.00) of bonds of the City
of Stuart, Florida, for the purpose of installing and main-
taining fire alarm system of said city; for the issuance of
Thirty-five Thousand Dollars ($35,000.00) of the bonds of
the City of Stuart, for the purpose of erecting citybuilding
to include jail and fire hall in said city; for the issuance of
Twenty-three Thousand Dollars ($23,000.00) of bonds of
the City of Stuart, for the purpose of installing and main-
taining fire mains and plugs in said city; for the issuance
of Forty-five Thousand Dollars ($45,000.00) of bonds of
the City of Stuart, for the purpose of installing and main-
taining a system of sewerage in said city; for the issuance
of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) of bonds of the
City of Stuart, for the purpose of constructing bridges on
Fourth street, Belle Flora avenue and Pinewood street in
said city; for the issuance of Fifteen Thousand Dollars
($15,000.00) of bonds of the City of Stuart, for the purpose
of installing and maintaining additional white way lighting
system in said city; creating an interest and sinking fund
for the payment of the interest and principal of said bonds;
providing that the City Commission shall receive, hold, dis-
burse and invest such interest and sinking fund; and pre-
scribing the form of such bonds," passed by the Board of
Commissioners of the City of Stuart, Florida, on the 16th
day of March, A. D. 1927, and on that day attested by the
City Clerk and approved by the Mayor Commissioner of
the said City of Stuart; and to legalize and validate the
special election held on the 12th day of March, A. D. 1927,
by the qualified electors of the said city under the ordi-











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nances of said city; and to legalize and make valid any and
all bonds issued or which may be hereafter issued by the
said City of Stuart in pursuance to this Act and under
Ordinance No. 39 and the proceedings and resolutions of
the Board of Commissioners of the said City of Stuart,
Florida; and to authorize and empower the Board of Com-
missioners of Stuart, Florida, to fix, change, alter or extend
the date or dates of maturity of said bonds to be issued
under Ordinance No. 39 of said city.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Kanner-
House Bill No. 72:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the County
School Board Districts of Martin County, Florida; defin-
ing the boundaries of said County School Board Districts;
and declaring said Districts as defined by this Act to be
legally created and legal County School Board Districts.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Kanner-
House Bill No. 73:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the Special Tax
School Districts of Martin County, Florida; changing and
defining the boundaries of said Special Tax School Dis-
tricts; declaring said districts as defined by this Act to
be legally created; providing for the proration of taxa-
tion to pay existing indebtedness; and providing for elec-
tions to choose Trustees and to fix the number of mills
of district tax to be levied and collected annually in said
districts for the two succeeding years.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. McKenzie, of Putnam-
House Bill No. 74:
A bill to be entitled An Act to require, State, County,
or other officials or persons to make weekly remittances to
the State Treasurer of all moneys belonging to the State,
collected or received by such officers or persons, and pro-
viding a penalty for failure to comply with this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Mr. Davis-
House Bill No. 75:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section 15 of
Chapter 9201, Acts of 1923, Laws of Florida, entitled "An
Act to create a State Live Stock Sanitary Board and to
make the same a body corporate, and to prescribe the powers
and duties of said board, and to prescribe the qualifications
of the members thereof, their compensation and term of
office, and providing for the giving of a bond by the
members of said board for faithful performance of the
duties of their office; providing for the employment of a
State Veterinarian, prescribing his duties, term of office,
compensation and bond to be given; providing for the
division of the State of Florida, into quarantine areas and
zones; prescribing the method and system of tick eradica-
tion work in the State of Florida; providing for notices to
be given by said State Live Stock Sanitary Board; prescrib-
ing the method and manner of conducting tick eradication
work, and designating where the same is to be begun, and
defining the word Cattle and providing for the payment
of the cost and expense of carrying on said tick eradication
work; providing for the levy of a tax to provide the neces-
sary funds for tick eradication work; prescribing the
method of the enforcement of tick eradication work and
providing for the sale of Cattle thereunder; prescribing the
duties and compensation of sheriffs in connection with
duties imposed upon Sheriffs by this Act. Providing for
the disbursement of the funds arising from the sale of
Cattle made by authority of this Act; and the payment
to the Owner of the net proceeds of any and all such sales;
providing for the repeal of all laws and portions thereof in
conflict with this Act, and providing when this Act shall be-
come effective. "
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Live Stock.

By Mr. Davis-
House Bill No. 76:
A bill to be entitled An Act to make it a felony for
any officer, authorized by the laws of this State to
take acknowledgments and/or to administer oaths, to
intentionally make a certificate containing any state-
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Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary D.

By Mr. Carn-
House Bill No. 77:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Prevent the Introduc-
tion Into and Dissemination Within This State of Insect
Pests and Diseases Injurious to Plants and Plant Prod-
ucts of this State, to Provide for the Inspection and
Control of Nurseries and the Regulation of the Sale
and Distribution of Plants and Plant Products, to Cre-
ate a State Plant Board and Plant Commissioner and
to Prescribe Their Powers and Duties, and Making an
Appropriation for the Purpose of Carrying Out the Pro-
visions of said Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Citrus Fruit.

By Mr. Carm-
House Bill No. 78:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Provide a Sinking and
Interest Fund to aid in retiring Road Bonds already
issued by the Several Counties of the State of Florida
or authorized to be Issued Imposing a Gasoline Tax
upon Dealers of Gasoline or other Like Products of
Petroleum; Providing for Reports of Sales of such
Commodities to the Comptroller; Providing for the
Disposition of Monies Derived from such Tax and Fix-
ing a Penalty for the Violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee of Public Roads and Highway Depart-
ment.

By Mr. Kanner-
House Bill No. 79:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section Two (2),
Chapter 10071, General Acts of 1925, entitled: "An Act
to organize and establish a County Court for Martin
County, Florida, to prescribe the terms thereof; to pre-
scribe its jurisdiction and powers; to provide for the
appointment of a Judge and Prosecuting Attorney."
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.











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By Mr. Burns, of Franklin-
House Bill No. 80:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 16 and
22, Chapter 9122, Acts of 1923, approved May 30, 1923,
entitled: "An Act prescribing the number, names, and re-
quirements for Certificates of teachers and for the is-
suance of the Certificates; to provide for a system of
Teachers' Examinations; to prescribe the duties of County
Superintendents relative to the conducting of examina-
tions; to provide for a Teachers' Reading Circle Course;
to give the force of Law to the rules and regulations pre-
scribed by the State Board of Education for the execution
of the provisions of this Act; and to repeal all Laws in
conflict with this Act."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to-the Committee on Education A.

By Mr. Kanner-
House Bill No. 81:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5919 of
the Revised General Statutes of the State of Florida, fixing
the amount of expenditures authorized at primary elec-
tions.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Governor's Message and Administrative
Reports.
By Mr. Bales-
House Bill No. 82:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 1, 2 and
7 of.an Act passed at the regular session of the Florida
Legislature, 1925, entitled: "An Act to provide for a
closed session for the hunting, killing, chasing, trapping,
molestation or possession of Otter, Beavers, Coon, Opossum,
Wild Cats, Alligators and all other animals caught or killed
for their furs or hides in the Counties of Glades, Collier,
Dade, Monroe and Highlands in the State of Florida, and
providing penalties for the violation thereof, and repealing
all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith and to author-
ize the Board of County Commissioners of said respective
counties to appropriate funds for the enforcement hereof,
and to provide for issuing of licenses for the trapping of
certain animals."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Mr. Crews of Duval-
House Bill No. 83:
A bill to be entitled An Act inflicting life imprisonment
upon persons being convicted for the fourth time for
felonies.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."

By Mr. Bales-
House Bill No. 84:
A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the office of bond
trustees in Glades County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Bales-
House Bill No. 85:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of
County Commissioners of the county of Glades, Florida, to
issue negotiable bonds of said county in an amount not
exceeding fifty thousand ($50,000) dollars, for the purpose
of completing the construction and equipment of the court
house now under construction in said county, and to pro-
vide for the payment of principal and interest of said
bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Stalnaker-
House Bill No. 86:
A bill entitled An Act to Authorize Sheriffs and Any
Other Police Officers of this State, or of Any Munici-
pality of this State, Acting Upon Knowledge, or Upon
Information and Belief, to Search for and to Seize with
or Without Search Warrant any Intoxicating Liquors
Discovered being Transported or Possessed in Violation
of the Law, and With or Without Search Warrant to
Seize the Conveyance Employed in the Transportation
thereof, and With or Without Search Warrant to Ar-
rest Any Person in Charge Thereof, and to Direct the
Procedure in the Case, and to Direct Officers Particu-
larly to Carry this Act into Effective Operation and As-
sessing Penalty for Failure to do so.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
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By Mr. Stalnaker-
House Bill No. 87:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Prohibit the Teaching
in any School, supported in whole or in part by Public
Funds, of any Theory that mankind either ascended or
descended from a lower order of animals, or any theory
of Evolution pertaining to the origin, ascent or descent
of mankind, or any theory not in harmony with the
Biblical account of the creation of mankind, and to
prohibit the use or adoption for use in any school, sup-
ported in whole or in part by public funds, of any
textbook which contains any theory that mankind either
ascended or descended from a lower order of animals,
or any theory of evolution pertaining to the origin, as-
cent or descent of mankind, or any theory not in har-
mony with the Biblical account of the creation of man-
kind, and fixing the penalty for the violation of this
Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Education "B".

By Mr. MacKenzie, of Lake-
House Bill No. 88:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 134 of
Chapter 9820, Laws of Florida, Session of 1923, entitled
"An Act to abolish the present municipal government of
the City of Leesburg; to legalize the ordinances of said
City and all official acts thereunder; to create and estab-
lish the municipality of the City of Leesburg, in Lake
County, Florida, and to provide its jurisdiction and powers
and officers thereof."
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. MacKenzie, of Lake-
House Bill No. 89:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating a State Auditing
Department; providing for the appointment of a State
Auditor and six assistant auditors; prescribing their duties
and powers and fixing their compensation; prescribing
the duties of State and County officers with reference to
the auditing of their offices and books; prescribing penalties
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certain authority and supervision over the auditors and
auditing Department; to provide for emergency auditors;
making appropriations to carry out the provisions of this
Act; and to repeal Chapter 8404, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1921.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.

By Mr. MacKenzie, of Lake-
House Bill No. 90:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of the Standard
Fire Insurance Company of Hartford, Connecticut.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.

By Mr. Bales-
House Bill No. 91:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing, prescribing and
regulating the collection of drainage taxes in all special, or
sub-drainage districts in Glades County, Florida, and fix-
ing the amount of fees allowed for such collection.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. MacKenzie of Lake-
House Bill No. 92:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating two positions of
assistant State Supervisor of Elementary Schools; pre-
scribing their qualifications and duties and making appro-
priation for their compensation and expenses; creating the
position of County Supervisor of schools; prescribing
qualifications and duties, and fixing minimum salary of
those holding this position; making provision for the pay-
ment of a part of such salary; repealing Chapter 6539 (No.
119), Acts of the Legislature of the State of Florida of
1913, entitled, "An Act providing for the betterment of the
rural schools by creating rural school inspectors and pre-
scribing their duties and making appropriation for their
compensation and expenses."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "A."










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By Mr. MacKenzie of Lake-
House Bill No. 93:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for teacher-train-
ing departments in high schools and making appropriations
therefore.
"Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "A."

By Messrs. MacKenzie (Lake), and Harper-
House Bill No. 95:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prevent the introduction
into and dissemination within this State of insect pests
and diseases injurious to plants and plant, products of
this State; to provide for the inspection and control of
nurseries and the regulation of the sale and distribution
of plant and plant products; to create a State Plant
Board and Plant Commissioner and to prescribe their
powers and duties, and making an appropriation for the
purpose of carrying out the provisions of said Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Citrus Fruits.

By Mr. Householder, of Seminole-
House Bill No. 96:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing and fixing the
territories and boundaries of the Seventh Judicial Cir-
cuit; creating the Twenty-third Judicial Circuit; provid-
ing for a Circuit Judge and States Attorney in the
Twenty-third Judicial Circuit and providing and fixing
the time for holding of the terms of Circuit Court in the
said Twenty-third Circuit and the effect upon pending
litigation, and to make appropriations for the payment
of salaries of the Judge and States Attorney.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary E.

By Mr. Householder, of Seminole-
House Bill No. 97:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for and establish
a bird reservation in Seminole County, defining its bounda-
ries, prohibiting the killing, hunting or destroying any wild
birds-or fowl within said described boundaries and provid-
ing a punishment for the violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.










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By Mr. Householder-
House Bill No. 98:
A bill 'to be entitled An Act to authorize a tax levy in
cities and towns for the purpose of providing a fund for
the maintenance of employment of a band for municipal
purposes, and providing for the submission of the question
of levying a tax for such purpose, to the voters of such
cities and towns wishing to avail themselves of this priv-
ilege.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Welfare.

By Mr. Householder, of Seminole-
liouse Bill No. 99:
A bill to be entitled An Act defining, validating and con-
firming the boundaries of all Special Tax School Districts
of Seminole County. Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Bacon, of Sarasota-
House Bill No. 100:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of T. M. Bryan,
and providing appropriation to compensate him for services
as architect for Florida Farm Colony.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.

By Mr. Harris, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 101:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the City of
Clearwater, Florida, to borrow money for the purpose of
paying and refunding the existing bonded indebtedness of
said City issued upon improvement certificates or in re-
spect of local improvements of which at least part of the
cost has been or is to be specially assessed, and to issue bonds
and other evidences of indebtedness for the money so
borrowed, and to validate and confirm all sums heretofore
or hereafter borrowed by the City of Clearwater for the
purpose of paying the principal and interest upon said
bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.










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By Mr. Harris, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 102:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the publication,
transportation or the sale in the State of Florida, of any
book, magazine, periodical or publication which has been
excluded from the United States mail by the Federal Gov-
ernment or order of the Post Office Department; and fixing
penalties for violation of the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Welfare.

By Mr. Harris, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 103:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating and confirming
the days of the week in the State of Florida, to-wit: Sunday,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Welfare.

By Mr. Parker, of Lafayette-
House Bill No. 104:
A bill to be entitled An Act to grant William N. Bullard,
of Lafayette County, Florida, a former Confederate Sol-
dier, a pension under the laws of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Pensions.
By Mr. Varnum, of Escambia-
House Bill No. 105:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to game, non-game
birds, fresh-water fish and fur-bearing animals; to create
the Department of Game and Fresh-Water Fish and the
office of State Game Commissioner; to define his duties and
powers and that of his deputies; to fix his compensation
and that of his deputies; to provide for the creation of a
Wild Life Conservation Commission, the appointment of its
members and to prescribe its duties and powers; to provide
for the protection and conservation of game, non-game
birds, fresh-water fish and fur-bearing animals by pre-
scribing the times, when and means by and extent to which
they may be taken, possessed and dealt in; to license hunt-
ers, guides, trappers and fishermen; to require persons who
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boats for hire or who deal in fresh-water fish or hides of
fur-bearing animals, to procure a license for same; to pro-
hibit the use, placing or discharge in the fresh waters of
the State of substances or forces injurious to fish; to pro-
vide for the prosecution of persons violating the provisions
of this Act and a penalty and rule of evidence in such
prosecutions; to provide for the forfeiture and disposition
of certain devices unlawfully used or maintained; to pro-
vide for the collection of funds to carry out the provisions
of this Act and for the disposition of revenues accruing
thereunder; and repealing certain existing laws and stat-
utes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee-on Game.

By Mr. Harris, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 106:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Authorize the Board
of Public Instruction for Pinellas County, Florida, to
issue and sell Interest-Bearing Time Warrants for the
Purpose of Securing Money Wherewith to Pay Claims
Against' the Said County Arising on Account of the
Provision, Maintenance and Support of Public Free
Schools, and to Provide for the Validation of Said
Warrants.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

'By Mr. Harris, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 107:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Prescribe and Estab-
lish the Boundaries and Territorial Limits of the City
of St. Petersburg, and to Validate and Confirm all
Ordinances, Elections and Official Acts Heretofore Taken
Extending the Limits of Said City.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Harris, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 108:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 6772 of
the Laws of Florida of 1913, and Chapter 7698 of the
Laws of Florida of 1917, and to enact a charter for the
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powers, rights and liabilities and the manner of exercis-
ing the same, and providing that all city ordinances,
resolutions and regulations, and all State Laws, both
local and general, in force at the time this Charter takes
effect and not inconsistent with its provisions, shall re-
main in force and effect in said City of St. Petersburg.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. James Booth, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 109:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the taking
of a State Census of the Counties of Pasco and Pinellas.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. James Booth, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 110:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 3973 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating to invest-
ments of moneys by guardian.
Which was read the.first tiine by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."

By Mr. James Booth, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 111:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to courses of instruc-
tion in schools, colleges, universities, and other educational
institutions of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "B."

By Mr. James Booth, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 112:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 3977 of the
Revised General Statutes of the State of Florida; relating
to the sale, encumbrance and lease of real estate and per-
sonal property of infants and insane persons.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."










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By Mr. James Booth, of Pinellas-
House Joint Resolution No. 113:
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 2,
Article 11, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, re-
lating to married women's property.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

By Mr. Davidson-
House Bill No. 114:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting pension to John
Irvin of Okaloosa County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Pensions.

By Mr. Davidson-
House Bill No. 115:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Repeal Chapter 10984,
same being: "An Act to Prescribe the Open and Closed
Season for the Hunting of Squirrels in Okaloosa County,
Florida, and Providing a Penalty for Violation of this
Act."
Which was read thle first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Davidson-
House Bill No. 116:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Amend Section 1 of
Chapter 10025, and Section 4 of Chapter 9120, Laws
of Florida, imposing a License Tax Upon Gasoline or
Other Like Products of Petroleum; Providing for the
Reports of Such Commodities to the Comptroller of
the State of Florida; Providing for the Disposition of
the Monies Derived from such Tax by Apportioning
One and One-half Cents per Gallon to the State Road
License Fund, One and One-half Cents per Gallon to
the General School Fund of the Several Counties of the
State, and One Cent per Gallon to the County Road
Fund of the Several Counties of the State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Public Roads and Highway Depart-
ment.










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By Mr. Valz-
House Bill No. 117:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Amend Sections 6266
and -6267, Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920,
relating to the Chaplain 'for Convicts at the State
Prison, and Providing for the employment, residence,
duties and salary for such Chaplain.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on State Prisons and Prisoners.

By Messrs. Tervin and Perry of Manatee-
House Joint Resolution No. 118:
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Sec-
tion 8, of Article 12, of the Constitution of the State
of Florida, Relating to Education.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

By Mr. Tervin, of Manatee-
House Bill No. 119:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting the City of Anna
Maria, a municipal corporation under the laws of the State
of Florida, in Manatee County, Florida, certain submerged
lands within and without, and bordering the city limits of
said city, for the purpose of navigation, commerce and mu-
nicipal docks, and terminals, for a period of one thousand
years, and granting to said city of Anna Maria the right
for the purposes mentioned, to widen, extend or deepen the
channel or waters of any of the bays or bayous within, with-
out or bordering the city limits of said city, and to fill in,
build up, have, possess, use and own for such purposes,
shoals, shallows, flats therein.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Messrs. Harper and Vining, of Volusia-
House Joint Resolution No. 120:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section
22 of Article 5 of the Constitution of the State of Florida,
relating to Jilstice of Peace's jurisdiction.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.










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By Messrs. Harper and Vining-
House Joint Resolution No. 121:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section
17 of Article 5, of the Constitution of the State of Florida,
relating to County Judge's Jurisdiction.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

By Messrs. Harper and Vining-
House Bill No. 122:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing and prescribing the
qualifications of all public officers in the State of Florida,
and defining public officers within the meaning of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.

By Mr. Harper-
House Bill No. 123:
A bill to be entitled An Act to disqualify as voters in all
elections in the State of Florida, persons who have been
convicted of violations of constitutional provisions of the
State of Florida, and providing a penalty for violations of
any of the provisions of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."

By Mr. Harper and Vining-
House Bill No. 124:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Paragraph 1, of
Section 2774, Article 2, Revised General Statutes of Flor-
ida, adopted by the Legislature of Florida, June 9th, 1919,
the same being an Act defining and describing the dis-
qualifications of Jurors.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."

By Mr. Hobson-
House Bill No. 125:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
County Commissioners of Charlotte County, Florida, to
acquire real property within said county for fair and fair
ground purposes, and to sell and dispose of the same and
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deem advisable; and to erect upon such property buildings
and other structures and to hold and conduct therein fairs
and agricultural exhibitions and other institutions for the
fostering and enhancement of the agricultural interests of
said county, and for the education and entertainment of
the public, and to lease and rent such grounds and struc-
tures, and generally to .manage and control the same; and
to levy upon all real and personal property subject to
taxation within Charlotte County, Florida, beginning with
the year A. D. 1927, an annual tax, in addition to all other
taxes, which shall be assessed and collected, for the purpose
of enabling said County Commissioners to carry out the
foregoing provisions hereof relating to said county fairs and
fair grounds; and to provide for a referendum upon the
question of said taxes and to authorize and empower the
said County Commissioners to issue and sell bonds of said
county for the purpose of enabling, said commissioners to
carry out the provisions hereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Messrs. Catts and Oliver-
House Bill No. 126:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend an Act entitled" An
Act to provide for the creation of a municipal corporation
to be known as the town of Kelsey City, in Palm Beach
County, Florida; to fix and determine the territorial limits,
jurisdiction and powers of said town, and the jurisdiction
and powers of its officers; and to provide a referendum on
the question of incorporating said town; said Act being
Chapter 9794 of the Acts of the Legislature of 1923.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Bryan, of Broward-
House Bill No. 127:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the issuance
of $375,000 bonds of the Town of Pompano, the same being
a portion of $750,000 bonds which have been authorized
and validated, and cancelling the authority to issue the
remainder of said bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Bryan (Broward) moved that the rules be waived
and that House Bill No. 127 be read a second time by its
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Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 127 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bryan (Broward) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 127 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 127 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conley, Creel, Crews (Du-
val), Crews (Ha'rdee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Ed-
wards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson
(St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight,
Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake),
McKenzie (Putnam), MeKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oli-
ver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Trevin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-91.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

By Mr. Weeks---
House Bill No. 128:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for, and define
exemptions from taxation in the sum of five hundred dollars
($500.00) to the heads of families domiciled and permanent-
ly residing in this state, as provided in Section 1, Article 9,
of the Constitution of Florida adopted by the qualified
voters at the general election held on the fourth day of
November A. D., 1924, and to prescribe the mode and
manner of making returns of personal property defined
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turns on such described property to the Tax Assessors to
define the duties and powers of the Tax Assessors in relation
thereto, and for other purposes.

By Mr. Bryant, of Polk-
House Bill No. 129:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering
the Board of Public Instruction of Polk County, Florida,
to transfer from the bond fund of Special Tax School Dis-
trict No. 1 of said county, the proceeds from the sale of
$40,000 bonds authorized at a special election March 10,
1925, to the general school fund of said district and to pay
out said money for the exclusive use of the public free
schools within said district.
"Which was read the first time by its title and placed. on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Davis, of Leon-
House Bill No. 130:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the time within which
claims or demands against the estate of a decedent shall be
presented for payment, prescribing the person to whom,
and the place at which, the same shall be presented, and
providing for the filing and docketing thereof by the
County Judge; and providing that claims or demands not
so presented within said time shall be barred by limitation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary "A."

By Mr. Booth of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 131:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create and establish a
juvenile court in and for Pinellas County, Florida; to pro-
vide for a judge of said court and to define his powers and
duties; to provide for the expense of said court and compen-
sation of said Judge, and to provide for the appointment of
probation officers and a clerk of the juvenile court.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.










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REPORTS OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED
BILLS.

Mr. Varnum of Escambia County, chairman of the Joint
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of
Representatives, submitted the following report: .

House of Representatives,
: : :. Tallahassee, Fla., April 11, 1927.,

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to wholi was
referred:
(Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1):
Providing that the Legislature, on behalf of the people of
the State of Florida, officially welcome the United Con-
federate Veterans of our State, and extend to them our most
cordial greetings, with the sincere. wish for their continued
happiness and well being.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
enrolled and herewith present the same for the signatures
of the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Represen-
tatives..
SVery respectfully,
J. H. VARNUM,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills on
the Part of the House of Representatives.
The Resolution contained in the above.report was there-
upon duly signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives in open session, and ordered re-
ferred to the Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the part of the House of Representatives to be conveyed
to the Senate for the signatures of the President and Secre-
tary thereof. '

Mr. Varnum, of Escambia County, Chairman of the
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the
House of Representatives, submitted the following re-
port:












House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 11, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred:
(House Concurrent Resolution No. 1):
Providing that no bills be introduced until Thursday,
April 7th, or until standing committees have been an-
nounced.

Also-
(House Concurrent Resolution No. 2):
A Resolution providing that the Senate and House
advise the Governor that the Legislature as per his re-
quest would assemble in the House of Representatives at
eleven o'clock A. M., April 6th, for the purpose of re-
ceiving his message.

Also-
(House Concurrent Resolution No. 3):
A Resolution providing for a recess of the House from
noon Thursday, April 7th, until noon Monday, April
11th, on account of the meeting of the Bar Association
and also because the work of laying the carpet could
not be done while the House was in Session.

Also-
(House Concurrent Resolution No. 5):
Changing the hour of convening on April 11th from
twelve o'clock noon to three o'clock P. M.

Also-
(House Bill No. 14):
An Act Abolishing the Board of Bond Trustees of
Okeechobee County, Florida, and Providing for the Dis-
position of Funds Held by them.










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Also-
(House Bill No. 29):
An Act Validating and Confirming the Ordinance
passed by the Town Council of the Town of DeFuniak
Springs, Florida, at its Meeting held March 11, 1927,
Entitled "An Ordinance Authorizing and Directing the
Mayor and the Town Clerk to Enter into a Contract
with Gulf Power Company, a corporation, providing for
the Sale of the Electric Lighting and Water Plants and
Systems Belonging to the Town to Gulf Power Com-
pany, a Corporation, its Successors and Assigns," the
Contract made in Pursuance thereof by the Mayor and
Town Clerk with said Gulf Power Company and all Acts
and Proceedings of the Town Council and Officers had
with Reference thereto; and Authorizing said Town to
Sell its Water and Light Plants to said Gulf Power Com-
pany and to Pass the Ordinances, Grant the Franchises,
Adopt Rates and Make the Contracts all as Provided
by said Ordinance and Contract.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correct-
ly enrolled and herewith present the same for the signa-
tures of the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of
Representatives.
Very respectfully,
J. H. VARNUM,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.

The Bills and Resolutions contained in the above re-
port were thereupon duly signed by the Speaker and
Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives in open
session, and ordered referred to the Chairman of the
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of. the House
of Representatives to be conveyed to the Senate for the
signatures of the President and Secretary thereof.

Mr. Sale moved that House Bill No. 41 be made a
Special order of business for Tuesday morning imme-
diately upon correction of the Journal.
Which was agreed to.

The Speaker announced that Mr. Andrews, of Orange,
was excused from attendance upon the House until Tues-
day, April 12th.











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The Speaker announced that Mr. Scofield was excused
from attendance upon the House until Tuesday, April 12th.

Upon request of Mr. King the courtesies of the floor
were extended to Hon. W. W. Rose, of Orlando.

The Speaker announced that in accordance with Senate
Resolution No. 4 that he would appoint Messrs. C. O.
Andrews (Orange), chairman, W. D. Bell and Ernest F.
Householder, as Committee on the part of the House to con-
sider the revision of the General Statutes.

Mr. Tervin moved that the rules be waived and that
the consideration of Local Bills to-night be dispensed with.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

Mr. Harris moved that the House do now adjourn until
10 o'clock A. M. Tuesday, April 12th.
Which was agreed to.

Whereupon at 5:59 o'clock P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until Tuesday Morning at 10 o'clock.











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Tuesday, April 12th, 1927


The House was called to order at 10 o'clock A. M. by the
Speaker.
The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil, Bales,
Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan, Bry-
ant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Semi-
nole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hen-
dry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, Householder, Huggins,
Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie), Kanner, Ken-
nedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe,
Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKin-
ney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Viriing, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn
-90.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.

The Journal of Monday, April 11th, was corrected, and
as corrected was approved.

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS ON SECOND READING.

Substitute for House Bill No. 41:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 9293 (No.
175), Laws of 1923 of General Acts of Legislature of the
State of Florida, relating to the printing of names upon the
ballots in general elections; and relating to printing of
names upon the same in special elections where a vacancy
occurs during session of Legislature.
Was taken up.
Mr. Sale asked unanimous consent to substitute a bill
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Which "was unanimously agreed to; '
.And House Substitute for House Bill No.41 was read the
first time by its title. : .... -.,. -
Mr. Sale moved that the rules be waived and that House
Substitute for House Bill No: 41 be read a second time by
its title oiily. -
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.. ,-
And House Substitute for louse Bill No. 41 was read a
second time by its title only.
Mr. Sale moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Substitute for House.Bill No, 41 be read,a third
time in full and put upon its passage..-
Whichwas agreed to by a two-thirds'vote '' e.
And House Substitute for House Bill No. -41: was read: a
third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the- vote
was:
: Yeas-Mr. Speaker;: Messrs. Andrews, (.Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell,, Bishop, Bonifay,. Booth, (Duval),
Booth .(Frank J., Pinellas),, Booth (James, Pinellas),
Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton),
Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Chris-
tian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conley, .Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,' Farnell, Frisbee,. Gregory, Getzen,
Hardiri, Hagani (Seniihole'), Hagani (Wakilla), Harper,
Harris, Hendty (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson
(St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, -Ketchum, Kihg, Eiight,
Lawler, Lee, Lewis,, Lowe, Millinor,- MacKenzie' (,Lake),
McKenzie (Putnam),iMcKinniey, lMcLeran, 0O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register,: Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, :Weede, .Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays- None
Sot the bill passed, title as stated.
And the;same was:ordered certified to the Senate., -










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COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED AND READ

The following communication from H. Clay Crawford,
Secretary of State, was received and read:

Office of the Secretary of State,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

In conformity with the requirements of the Constitu-
tion of the State of Florida, I herewith transmit to you
for the consideration of the House of Representatives the
following vetoed Acts, with the Governor's objections
attached thereto, viz.: ..

(House Bill No. 170)-
"An Act to amend Section ten (10) of Chapter 11014,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, entitled 'An Act regulat-
ing the taking of fish from the fresh waters of Pasco
County, Florida; providing a license fee for non-resi-
dents ;thereof-; providing a penalty for the violation
thereof and providing for the enforcement thereof.'"

:(House Bill No. 271)- '
"i An Act establishing a bird reservation to be known
as. the Seminole Bird Reservation in the County ;of
Seminole.- -

.(House Bill No. 272)-
"-An Act establishing a bird reservation to be known
as the Lake Charm'Bird Reservation in the County of
Seminole." .

(House Bill No. 264)-
"An Act for the protection of fish in the waters, can-
als, rivers, streams, creeks, lakes, and bayous .of Seminole
County, Florida; regulating the catching or procuring
of fish in any of said waters; regulating the sale of fish
within the territorial limits of the County of Seminole,








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Florida; regulating the transportation of fish within and
to points beyond the territorial limits of Seminole Coun-
ty, Florida; providing that the violation of any of the
terms and provisions, of this Act shall be a misdemeanor;
and- prescribing rules of evidence in criminal prosecu-
tions resulting from a violation of any of the provisions
of this Act." ,

(House Bill No. 250)-
"An Act to declare certain ponds and small lakes in
Palm Beach County to be non-navigable."

(House Bill No. 304)-
"An Act to authorize the City of Sarasota to fix
license fees to be charged realtors, real estate brokers
and real estate salesmen within said city of Sarasota
and regulate the issuance of such licenses."

(House Bill No. 346)-
"An Act to amend Section 2, Chapter 10376 of the
Laws of the State of Florida, Session 1925, entitled: 'An
Act :abolishing Boards of Bond Trustees in Brevard
County, Florida, and providing for disposition of funds
held by them.' "
Y : oury very truly, :
H. CLAY CRAWFORD,
"Secretary of State.
State of Florida, Executive Department.
.Tallahassee, Florida, December 2, 1925.
Hon. H. Clay Crawford,
Secretary of State,
Capitol
Sir: -
Pursuant to authority vested in me as Governor, under
provisions of Section 28 of Article III of the Constitution
of Florida, I transmit to you with my objections thereto the
following House Bills, the same having originated in the
House of Representatives at the Extraordinary Session of
the Legislature of the State of Florida, November 17, 1925,
and being entitled as follows:











ouse Bill No. 170:

SAn Act: to amend- Section Ten: (10), of Chapter 11014,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, entitled f"An Act regulating
the taking :of fish from the: fresh waters of Pasco County,
Florida; providing 'license fee for non-residents thereof;
providing a penalty for the violation thereof and providing
for the enforcement thereof."

SHouse Bill No. 271,: ..

An Act establishing a bird reservation to be known as
the Seminole Bird Reservation in the County iof Seminole.

-House Bill-No. 272 :-

A if Act establishing a. bird reservation to The known is
the Lake Charm Reservation iii the County of Seminole..

House Bill No. 264:
iAn ;Act :for ,theprotection of'fil in the waters canals,
rivers; streams- creeks; lakes and bayous of Seminole
County, :Floriida; regulating the catching or procuring of
fish in any of said waters; regulating the sale o'f fish. within
the territorial limits of -the County 'of Seminole, Florida;
regulating the transportation of fish within and to points
beyond the territorial limits of Seminole County, Florida;
providing that the violation of any of the terms and pro-
visions.of this Act shall be a misdemeanor; and prescribing
rules of evidence in criminal prosecutions resulting from a
violatin df -:any of the provisions of this Act.

I have withheld my approval from the said' bills because
they conflict with the General Fresh Water Fish anid Gamne
Law passed by the regular session of the Legislature, 19250
I feel that there is no necessity for each county having all
kinds of conflicting laws.
Respectfully submitted,
.. JOHN W. MARTIN.
S;Governor.'











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State of Florida, Executive Department.

Tallahassee, Florida, December 2, 1925.

Hon: H. Clay Crawford,
Secretary of State,
Capitol.

Sir:
Pursuant to authority vested in me as Governor, under
provisions of Section 28 of Article III of the Constitution
of Florida, I transmit to you with my objections thereto
House Bill No. 250, the same having originated in the
House of Representatives at its Extraordinary Session,
November 17, 1925, and being entitled as follows:
"An Act to Declare Certain Ponds and Small Lakes in
Palm Beach County to be Non-navigable."
I have withheld my approval because the said bill will
interfere with the water supply of Lake Worth, and be-
cause of the urgent requests, herewith attached, of the citi-
zens of that community.
Respectfully submitted,
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor.
State of Florida, Executive Department.
Tallahassee, Florida, December 2, 1925.
Hon. H. Clay Crawford,
Secretary of State,
Capitol.
Sir:
Pursuant to authority vested in me as Governor, under
provisions of Section 28 of Article III of the Constitution
of Florida, I transmit to you with my objections thereto
House Bill No. 304, the same having originated in the
House of Representatives at its Extraordinary Session,
November 17, 1925, and being entitled as follows:
"An Act to Authorize the City of Sarasota to Fix
License Fees to be Charged Realtors, Real Estate Brokers
and Real Estate Salesmen Within Said City of Sarasota
and Regulate the Issuance of Such Licenses."











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I have withheld my approval from said bill for the reason
that we have a State law regulating the licensing and fees
to be charged real estate brokers and if the door is opened
so that each city can have different laws it simply brings
about a chaotic condition.
Respectfully submitted,
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor.

State of Florida, Executive Department,

Tallahassee, Florida, December 4, 1925.
Hon. H. Clay Crawford,
Secretary of State,
Capitol.

Sir:

Pursuant to authority vested in me as Governor, under
provisions of Section 28 of Article III of the Constitution
of Florida, I transmit to you with my objections thereto
House Bill No. 346, the same having originated in the
House of Representatives at its Extraordinary Session,
November 17, 1925, and being entitled as follows:
"An Act to amend Section 2, Chapter 10376 of the
Laws of the State of Florida, Session 1925, entitled: "An
Act abolishing Boards of Bond Trustees in Brevard
County, Florida, and providing for disposition of funds
held by them."

I have withheld my approval from said bill because I
do not believe the people want the measure, as per at-
tached protests, and the same not having been advertised
in accordance with the law is, therefore, void.
Respectfully submitted,
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor.

Mr. Householder moved that the vetoed bills, together
with the Governor's Message pertaining thereto, be referred
to Committee on Judiciary "E."
Which was agreed to.











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INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

By Mr. Lewis, of Gulf County-
House Resolution No. 16:
WHEREAS, There is an insistent demand that adequate
appropriations be made for the State institutions of higher
learning, and for all institutions under the jurisdiction of
the State Board of Control, as well as the common schools,,
and
WHEREAS, This House of Representatives has no suf-
ficient first hand information concerning the actual, neces-
sary and indispensable needs of either the University of
Florida, Florida State College for Women, Florida School
for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind, and other institutions
under the State Board of Control, and can only obtain
the same in the same manner as other legislative bodies
obtain information, that is to say, by an appropriate
special committee to visit these institutions and make a
survey of their requirements and report back to this
House in detail what the actual conditions are, so that the
House of Representatives may then intelligently act upon
the demands made upon it by the insistence of many citi-
zens and civic bodies throughout the State therefore,
be it
RESOLVED, That the special committee of three mem-
bers of the House of Representatives, to be appointed by
the Speaker, be appointed to visit and report on the actual
conditions, needs and requirements of the Florida State
College for Women, and that a like committee of three
members of the House be appointed to visit and report
on the actual conditions, needs and requirements of the
University of Florida, and that a like committee of three
members of the House be appointed to visit and report
upon the actual conditions, needs and requirements of the
School for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind at St. Augustine,
and that said committees do make their reports in full
detail in writing upon completion of their duties and with-
in fifteen days hereafter, and that such detailed reports
when made shall be referred to the Appropriation Com-
mittee, the actual reasonable and necessary expenses of said
special committees in making said inspections to be paid
by this House upon itemized bills rendered to the House
and approved by the Legislative Expense Committee.
Which was read.
6---H. B.











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Mr. Lewis moved the adoption of the resolution.
Roll call being demanded on the adoption of the Resolu-
tion, the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Bales, Bacon, Bryan (Brow-
ard), Bryant (Polk), Bruns, Byrd, Catts, Churchwell,
Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Hardee), Dillon, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Getzen, Hagan (Seminole), House-
holder, Jackson (St. Johns), Kennedy, Ketchum, Knight,
Lawler, Lee, Lewis, MacKenzie (Lake), O'Neil, Oliver, Pat-
terson, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Turner, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-41.
Nays-Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil, Bell, Bishop,
Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas),
Booth (James, Pinellas), Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wal-
ton), Burns, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Christian, Collier,
Crews (Duval), Davidson, Douglass, Frisbee, Gregory,
Hardin, Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hen-
dry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, Huggins, Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, King, Lowe, Millinor, McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, Padgett, Parker, Perry, Regis-
ter, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vin-
ing, Weede, Weeks-49.
So the resolution was not adopted.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

Mr. Tervin, chairman of the Rules Committee, submitted
the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Florida.
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules begs leave to report that
they recommend the adoption of the rules as compiled
and printed for the Legislature of 1925, with the follow-
ing amendments which are attached to this report, as
the standing Rules of the House of Representatives for
this session of the Legislature.











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Your Committee recommends that the Chief Clerk of
the House of Representatives be authorized and directed
to have 500 copies of the Rules, as amended and adopted,
printed and bound in paper cover, and to include with
said Rules a list of officers, attaches, and members of
the House, together with a list of the standing commit-
tees, appointed by the Speaker of the House, and the
designation of committee rooms as designated to the
several committees of the House for this session, as re-
ported by the efficiency committee, one copy of said Rules
to be furnished to each member of the House of Represen-
tatives.
Those voting to adopt this 'report were: Messrs Tervin,
Dillon, Weeks, McKenzie (Putnam), Harris, Valz, Hen-
dry (Taylor), Smith and Bell-9. Absent: Messrs. Bishop,
Getzen, Bryant and Hardin.
Respectfully submitted,
WALLACE TERVIN,
Chairman of Committee.

Rule 20 shall read as follows:
Rule 20. No person except members and former mem-
bers of the House of Representatives and members of the
Senate and the wives of any such Representative or
Senato-r, the Governor, Heads of the Administrative De-
partments, Justices of the Supreme Court, and attaches
of the House and Senate, while on business connected
with their duties, shall be allowed on the floors of the
House while it is in session, but the Speaker or presiding
officer for the time being, upon written request of the
members of the House, may extend the courtesies of the
floor to such visitors as may be named in the request,
unless objection be interposed thereto by any member,
in which event a vote of those present shall be taken.

Rule 26 shall read as follows:

Rule 26. The House of Representatives shall meet on
each Legislative day except Saturdays during the first
twenty-five days of the session at ten o'clock A. M. and,
adjourn at one o'clock P. M. The committees of the
House having business before them shall hold daily meet-
ings on said days between the hours of two-thirty P. M.
and five-thirty P. M., and such other times as they may











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fix. A special session of the House shall be held, begin-
ning at eight o'clock P. M. on Mondays and Thursdays
for consideration of the Calendar of Local Bills only.
The time for meeting and adjourning of the House dur-
ing the remaining days of the Session shall be fixed by
resolution, except as to local bill nights, which shall re-
main as herein provided for the whole session. On local
bill nights, no bills other than those appearing on, or
referred to the Calendar of Local Bills, shall be con-
sidered, except by unanimous consent of those present.

Rule 48 shall read as follows:
Rule 48. All General bills, joint 'resolutions, memori-
als, concurrent resolutions and house resolutions shall be
introduced in triplicate and all local bills shall be intro-
duced in duplicate, and all bills, joint resolutions and
memorials, shall be accompanied by three slips on which
shall be entered in full the exact title of the bill, joint
resolution or memorial, which it shall accompany.

Rule 68 shall read as follows:
Rule 68. The following standing committees of the House
of Representatives shall be appointed by the Speaker at the
commencement of the Legislature, or as soon thereafter as
practical:
Committee on Agriculture.
Committee on Appropriations.
Committee on Banks and Loans.
Committee on Building and Loan Association.
Committee on Canals and Drainage.
Committee on Census and Apportionment.
Committee on Citrus Fruits.
Committee on City and Town Organization.
Committee on Claims.
Committee on Commerce and Navigation.
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
Committee on Convicts.
Committee on Corporations.
Committee on County Officials.
Committee on County Organization.
Committee on County Roads and Bridges.
Committee on Domestic Relations.
Committee on Education A..
Committee on Education B.











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Committee on Efficiency.
Committee on Engrossed Bills.
Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Committee on Expenses of Executive Department.
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Committee on Fisheries.
Committee on Forestry.
Committee on Game.
Committee on Governor's Message and Administrative
Reports.
Committee on Hotels and Innkeepers.
Committee on Insurance.
Committee on Journal.
Committee on Judiciary A.
Committee on Judiciary B.
Committee on Judiciary C.
Committee on Judiciary D.
Committee on Judiciary E.
Committee on Legislative Expense.
Committee on Labor.
Committee on Livestock.
Committee on Lumber and Naval Stores.
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
Committee on National Guard and Military Affairs.
Committee on Nurseries and Plant Husbandry.
Committee on Phosphates and Minerals.
Committee on Privileges and Elections.
Committee on Public Utilities.
Committee on Primary Laws.
Committee on Public Amusements.
Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.
Committee on Public Health.
Committee on Public Lands.
Committee on Public Printing.
Committee on Public Roads and Highway Department.
Committee on Public Welfare.
Committee on Prohibition and Enforcement.
Committee on Railroads, Telegraphs and Telephones.
Committee on Realtors and Agents.
Committee on State Institutions.
Committee on State Pensions.
Committee on State Publicity.
Committee on State Prisons and Prisoners.












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CommMtee on State Marketing.
Commitie on Uniform Laws.
Committee on Water Transportation.
Committee on Rules:

Each of said committees shall consist of not less than
five nor more than fifteen members of the House, one of
whom shall be designated by the Speaker as Chairman,
and the next appearing in order after him shall be Vice-
Chairman. And that Rule 95 shall read as follows:

Rule 95: Each member of the House of Representatives
shall be at liberty to select and designate some bill on the
Calendar of the House in which he is interested and upon
one day's previous notice to the Chief-Clerk, to request
its consideration as a special order, and the Chief Clerk
shall prepare a special Calendar of such bills whenever
the House of Representatives shall designate the Legisla-
tive day on which such special orders are to be considered,
which time for the consideration of such special Calendar
shall be fixed by resolution of the House for some day or
days, during the first four weeks of the Session, and when
said special orders are taken up the same shall not be
varied from except by unanimous consent, until at least
one bill, if requested by each member, has been considered
and voted upon; and, provided further, that the discussion
of such bills referred to shall not exceed twenty minutes.
That such time shall be equally divided between the pro-
ponents and opponents of the measure, after which the
vote shall be taken upon the passage of the bill. When
the consideration of this special Calendar shall have be-
gun, it shall be a continuing order until the same shall
have been fully completed.

Mr. Weeks moved that the report of the Rules Committee
be received and spread upon the Journal.

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Lee Booth, of Duval County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Governor's Message and Administrative Reports,
submitted the following report:











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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.
Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Governor's Message and Administra-
tive Reports, to whom was referred
House Bill No. 81:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5919 of the
Revised General Statutes of the State of Florida, fixing the
amount of expenditures authorized at primary elections.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Lee Booth, Valz, Kanner, Campbell, King,
Wester, Conley, Dillon and James Booth.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. C. 0. Andrews and F. L. D. Carr.
Very respectfully,
LEE M. BOOTH,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 81, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.
Mr. Hendry, of Taylor County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "B," submitted the following re-
port:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Judiciary "B," to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 18:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2579
(1383) of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, re-
lating to locality of actions:











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Have had the same under consideration and recom-
mend that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Bell, Booth, Bryant, Ellis, Kennedy,
Lawler, Stephens, Hendry.
Nays-None.
Absent: Mr. Andrews.
Very respectfully,
W. T. HENDRY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 18, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.
Mr. Hendry, of Taylor County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "B," submitted the following re-
port:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.
Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Judiciary "B," t.o whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 1:
A bill to be entitled An Act defining and fixing terri-
tory and boundaries of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit;
creating the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit; providing
for a Circuit Judge and State's Attorney in the Twenty-
Second Judicial Circuit; and effect on pending litigation,
and making appropriation for payment of salaries of
Judge and State's Attorney.
Have had the same under consideration and recom-
mend that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Bell, Booth, Bryant, Ellis, Kennedy,
Lawler, Stephens, Hendry.
Nays-None.
Absent: Mr. Andrews.
Very respectfully,
W. T. HENDRY,
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And House Bill No. 1, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.
Mr. Hendry, of Taylor County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary B, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.
Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Judiciary "B," to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 20:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the selection of
Jury Lists, the qualification and challenge of Jurors in
counties having a population of not less than Thirteen
Thousand (13,000) nor more than Thirteen Thousand Five
Hundred (13,500) according to the Official State Census
of 1925..
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Bell, Booth, Bryant, Ellis, Kennedy,
Lawler, Stephens, Hendry.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Andrews.
Very respectfully,
W. T. HENDRY,
Chairman of Committee.

And House Bill No. 20, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED
BILLS.

Mr. Varnum, of Escambia County, Chairman of the
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House
of Representatives, submitted the following report:










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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 11, 1927.
Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred:
(House Concurrent Resolution No. 1):
Providing that no bills be introduced until Thursday,
April 7th, or until standing committees have been an-
nounced.
Also-
(House Concurrent Resolution No. 2):
A resolution providing that the Senate and House advise
the Governor that the Legislature as per his request would
assemble in the House of Representatives at eleven o'clock
A. M. April 6th for the purpose of receiving his message.
Also-
(House Concurrent Resolution No.. 3):
A resolution providing for a recess of the House from
noon Thursday, April 7th, until noon Monday, April 11th,
on account of the meeting of the Bar Association and also
because the work of laying the carpet could not be done
while the House was in session.
Also-
(House Concurrent Resolution No. 5):
Changing the hour of convening on April 11th from
twelve o'clock noon to three o'clock P. M.
Also-
(House Bill No. 14):
An Act abolishing the Board of Bond Trustees of Okee-
chobee County, Florida, and providing for the disposition
of Funds held by them.

Also-
(House Bill No. 29)
An Act validating and confirming the ordinance passed
by the Town Council of the Town of DeFuniak Springs,
Florida, at its meeting held March 1.1, 1927, entitled "An
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Clerk to enter into a contract with Gulf Power Company,
a corporation, providing for the sale of the electric light-
ing and water plants and systems belonging to the Town
to Gulf Power Company, a corporation, its successors and
assigns," the contract made in pursuance thereof by the
Mayor and Town Clerk with said Gulf Power Company and
all acts and proceedings of the Town Council and officers
had with reference thereto; and authorizing said Town to
sell its water and light plants to said Gulf Power Company
and to pass the ordinances, grant the franchises, adopt
rates and make the contracts all as provided by said ordi-
nance and contract.
Beg leave to report that the same have this day been
presented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,
J. H. VARNUM,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLU-
TIONS

By Mr. Valz, of Duval-
House Bill No. 132:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to depositions and to
prescribe a method for taking the testimony by depositions
of witnesses in civil judicial proceedings.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "E."

By Mr. Valz, of Duval-
House Bill No. 133:
A bill to be entitled An Act permitting suits at law and
in equity or either to be brought either by or against a mar-
ried woman for or concerning her real estate, and to amend
Section 3951, Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating
to suits by married women concerning their real estate.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary E."

By Mr. Valz, of Duval-
House Bill No. 134:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of
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appointed pursuant to Chapter 10200, Laws of 1925, and
making appropriation therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Governor's Message and Administrative
Reports.

By Mr. Bryan, of Broward -
House Bill No. 135:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing, empowering
and directing the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund to execute and deliver, for the benefit of the cities
of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, a satisfaction of a cer-
tain mortgage held by'said Trustees upon certain lands
in Broward County, Florida, and fixing the conditions
upon which said satisfaction shall be executed and
delivered.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Edwards, of Alachua-
House Bill No. 136:
A bill to be entitled An Act defining and fixing territory
and boundaries of the Eighth Judicial Circuit; creating
the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit; providing for a Cir-
cuit Judge and State Attorney in the Twenty-Second Judi-
cial Circuit; and providing and fixing time for the holding
of terms of the Circuit Court in said Twenty-Second Cir-
cuit; and effecting on pending litigation, and making ap-
propriation for payment of salaries of Judge and State's
Attorney.

Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary "B."

By Mr. McKinney, of Dixie-
House Joint Resolution No. 137:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section
8 and Section 35 of Article V of the Constitution of the
State of Florida, relating to the appointment of Circuit
Judges.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.










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By Mr. McKinney, of Dixie-
House Joint Resolution No. 138:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Con-
stitution of the State of Florida, relating to Education, by
adding Section 18 to Article XII of the Constitution.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

By Mr. McKinney, of Dixie-
House Bill No. 139:
A bill to be entitled AnAct to amend Section 3189 of the
Revised General Statutes of the State of Florida, relating
to residence required in suits for divorce.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
to the Committee on Judiciary "D."

By Mr. McKinney, of Dixie-
House Bill No. 140:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 6009 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida of 1920, relating to
peremptory challenges of jurors by State and defendant.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
to the Committee on Judiciary "D."

By Mr. McKinney, of Dixie-
House Bill No. 141:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the appoint-
ment of an additional State Attorney for the Third Judi-
cial Circuit of Florida, and providing for his compensa-
tion.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary "D."

By Mr. McKinney, of Dixie-
House Bill No. 142:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
County Commisione'rs of Dixie County, Florida, to issue
and sell Fifteen Thousand ($15,000.00) Dollars worth of
interest bearing time warrants, for the purpose of paying
outstanding obligations of the county, to provide for the
payment of the principal and interest on said time war-
rants.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.










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By Mr. McKinney, of Dixie-
House Bill No. 143:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Authorize and Empower
the Town Council of the Town of Cross City, Dixie County,
Florida, to issue and sell interest bearing negotiable bonds,
for the purpose of constructing, paving and maintaining
the streets in the corporate limits of the Town of Cross
City, Florida, and providing for the payment of the in-
terest and the creation of a sinking fund for the payment
of the principal of said interest bearing negotiable bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Bell, of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 144:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating the Myrtle Creek
drainage district in DeSoto County, Florida, providing
for said district to proceed with the drainage and reclama-
tion of the lands embodied in said district under the pro-
vision of Section 1098 Seq.: the same being Article One,
Chapter Three, of Division One, Title Seven, of the Re-
vised General Statutes of Florida of 1920, and Acts amend-
atory thereto, and making applicable to said drainage dis-
trict said laws, and providing for the appointment of
three Supervisors to hold office until their successors
shall be elected and qualified.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
on the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Bell, of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 145:
A bill to be entitled An Act to cure all irregularities in
guardian sales of real estate made prior to the taking effect
of the General Statutes of the State of Florida on December
1st, 1906, and especially curing all irregularities therein
because of the failure of the guardian or commissioner to
make supplemental bond; and to declare valid all sales of
real estate made by a guardian or commissioner for said
guardian prior to the said time; if said sales were duly con-
firmed and approved by the Probate Court.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."










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By Mr. Frisbee, of Clay-
House Joint Resolution No. 146:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Article
IX of the Constitution of Florida relating to Taxation and
Finance, to be known as Section II of said Article.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

By Mr. Creel of B'revard-
House Bill No. 147:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
County Commissioners of Brevard County, Florida, to
issue negotiable bonds of said county in an amount not
exceeding Seventy-five Thousand Dollars for the purpose
of paying or refunding a like amount of time warrants
heretofore issued by said county to pay the cost of con-
structing, reconstructing or making an addition to the
County Court House and Jail, authorizing the sale of
said bonds or the exchange thereof for said time war-
rants and providing for the payment of principal of and
interest on said bonds:
Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Stalnaker of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 148:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the operation
of dance halls on Sunday, and fixing the penalty for the
violation of same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Public Amusement.
Mr. Stalnaker moved that House Bill No. 148 be re-
ferred to the Committee on Public Welfare.
Which was not agreed to.

By Mr. Davis, of Leon--
House Bill No. 149:
A bill to be entitled An Act to make it a misdemeanor
for any person, firm or corporation to move or cause to
be moved from the place where same may be found, any
automobile or other motor vehicle, without immediately
notifying the owner or person in possession thereof by
notice in writing to be served by the Sheriff on such owner
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vehicle, of the pretended right and authority of said per-
son, firm or corporation to claim the right to seize and
appropriate such automobile or other motor vehicle and
to provide that the seizure, removal or sale or other dis-
position of any automobile or other vehicle without com-
pliance with this Act shall be punished as for larceny.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary A.

By Mr. MacKenzie, of Lake-
House Bill No. 150:
A bill to be entitled An Act making an appropriation
for the purposes of Plant Breeding, Improvement, Gross-
Pollenization, Hybridization, Adaptation, and Agricul-
tural and Horticultural Scientific Experiment; such ap-
propriation to be used and expended by the University of
Florida Agricultural Experiment Station under the direc-
tion of the Board of Control as herein provided.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Nurseries and Plant Husbandry.
By Mr. Lawler, of Lee-
House Bill No. 151:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 8494.
Laws of 1921, in as far as it relates to the compensation
of State Attorneys, in Judicial Circuits having five or
more counties therein.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on County Officials.
By Messrs. Lewis of Gulf, MacKenzie of Lake, and Get-
zen of Sumter-
House Bill No. 152:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide an adequate ap-
propriation for buildings to be constructed for use of the
Law Department of the University of Florida, and to pro-
vide for a new law building or addition to existing build-
ings to be called the "W. A. Blount Memorial" build-
ings, and providing certain other expenditures in connec-
tion therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Hardin, of Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 153:
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Acts of 1925, Laws of Florida approved May 2, 1925, being
An Act to regulate the taking of fish in the fresh and salt
.waters of the couilties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa
and -Walton, of the State of Florida;' to provide for the
licensing of sport fishermen in the said counties; to provide
for the enforcement thereof and a rule of evidence in
prosecutions thereunder; and for the forfeiture of fishing
tackle and devices unlawfully used.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Game.
By Mr. Hardin, of Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 154:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 10527,
Acts of 1925, Laws of Florida, approved May 2, 1925, be-
ing an Act to regulate the taking of fish in the fresh and
salt waters of the Counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Oka-
loosa and Walton, of the State of Florida; to provide for
the licensing of sport fishermen in the said counties; to pro-
vide for the enforcement thereof and a rule of evidence in
prosecutions thereunder; and for the forfeiture of fishing
tackle and devices unlawfully used.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Game.
By Mr. Hardin, of Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 155:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare property rights in
salt and fresh water fish when lawfully acquired and re
duced to possession in Santa Rosa County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Fisheries.

By Mr. Knight, of Indian River--
House Bill No. 156:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating the creation, estab-
lishment and organization of Sebastian River Drainage Dis-
trict in Indian River County, Florida, and authorizing the
issuance of negotiable interest bearing notes of said drain-
age district in an amount not exceeding $50,000.00 for the
purpose of paying current expenses and indebtedness in-
curred in the administration and operation of said district.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.









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By Mr. Knight of Indian River-
House Bill No. 157:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
Supervisors of Fellsmere Drainage District, in Indian
River County, Florida, to levy a uniform maintenance
tax upon the taxable lands of said district.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Conely, of Okeechobee-
House Bill No. 158:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5987 of
the Revised General Statutes of Florida, providing for
the compensation to paid prosecuting attorneys of
County- Courts in the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on County Officials.

By. Mr. Auvil of Pasco-
House Bill No. 159:
A- bill to be entitled An Act to Forbid the Clouding of
Land Titles, and providing a remedy against any person
violating the provisions thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary D.

By Messrs. Catts and Oliver of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 160:
A bill to be entitled An Act Ratifying, Validating, Ap-
proving and Confirming all Tax Levies and Tax Liens, Tax
Certificates, Certificates of Indebtedness, Special' and Lo-
cal Assessments, and ratifying, validating, approving and
confirming all ordinances or parts of ordinances providing
for special or local improvements, and all ordinances pro-
viding for the assessment of the costs of all local improve-
ments heretofore made, levied, or attempted to have been
made or levied within the Town of Palm Beach, Florida;
ratifying, validating, approving and confirming all Acts
and actions taken or had by all of the officers, agents or
employees of the Town of Palm Beach, Florida, in and
about the passage of ,said ordinances.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
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By Mr. Tervin, of Manatee-
House Bill No. 161:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 11395
(No. 60), of the Special Acts of 19'25 of the Laws of Flor-
ida, entitled "An Act to amend Chapter 9675 of the Spe-
cial Acts of 1923 of the laws of Florida, entitled 'An Act
to create and establish a municipality to be known as the
City of Anna Maria, in Manatee County, Florida, and to
fix its territorial limits, to prescribe and authorize its juris-
diction and powers, and the jurisdiction and powers of its
officers:' "
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. McKinney of Dixie-
House Joint Resolution No. 162:
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section
15 and Section 27 of Article V of the Constitution of the
State of Florida, relating to the appointment of State at-
torneys.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

By Mr. James Booth, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 163:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 3813 of
the Revised General Statutes of Florida pertaining to
married women's covenants as to title or against encum-
brances or of warranty and their effect.

Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary "D."

By Mr. James Booth, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 164:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections One and
Two, of Chapter 10119, of the Laws of Florida, of 1925,
approved June 4th, 1925. "Entitled An Act fixing the
time within which claims or demands against the estate
of a decedent shall be presented for payment, prescrib-
ing the person to whom, and the place at which, the
same shall be presented, and providing for the filing and
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that claims or demands not so presented within said time
shall be barred by limitation."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary "D."

By Mr. Kanner, of Martin-
House Bill No. 165:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and regulating
the sale, transfer and possession of certain firearms, pre-
scribing penalties and rules of evidence.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."

By Mr. Hendry, of Taylor-
House Bill No. 166:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2772
(1571) of the Revised General Statutes of Florida relating
to the selection of jury lists and certain qualifications of
jurors.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Com:mittee on Judiciary "B."

By Mr. Hendry, of Taylor-
House Joint Resolution No. 167:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Article
"V" of the Constitution of Florida, relating to the Judi-
ciary Department, to be known as Section 45 of said Ar-
ticle.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Jackson, of St. Lucie-
House Bill No. 168:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present Muni-
cipal Government of the City of Fort Pierce, in the County
of St. Lucie, Florida, and to establish, organize and consti-
tute a municipality to be known as City of Fort Pierce,
and to define its territorial boundaries, and to provide
for its jurisdiction, powers and privileges.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
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By Mr. Jackson, of St. Lucie-
House Bill No. 169:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the Relief of Frank
Forster.
Which was read the.first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.

By Mr. Jackson, of St. Lucie-
House Bill No. 170:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of
Public Instruction for the County of St. Lucie, State of
Florida, by Resolution to issue negotiable interest bearing
time warrants or bonds, bearing 6% interest per annum,
payable semi-annually, in such form, date, date of maturity
and time and place of payments as the said Board of Pub-
lic Instruction may adopt in the aggregate sum of not to
exceed $100,000.00, the proceeds of which to be used for the
purpose of paying off and liquidating the outstanding pub-
lic indebtedness of said Board of Public Instruction and to
create a sinking fund for the payment of the principal and
interest thereof, and to provide for the sale of the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Jackson, of St. Lucie-
House Bill No. 171:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of
Commissioners of Fort Pierce Inlet District in St. Lucie
County, Florida, to issue and sell the bonds of said district
in the amount of Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars
for the purpose of improving and maintaining the Fort
Pierce Inlet; providing for the levy and collection of taxes
to pay principal and interest of said bonds, and providing
for an election to determine whether said bonds shall be
issued.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Catts, of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 172:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Roy A.
O'Bannon, individually and as tax collector of Palm
Beach County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
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By M-r. Booth of Duval-
House Bill No. 173:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 3189 of
the Revised General Statutes of Florida, pertaining to
required residence in suits for divorce.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary "B."

By Mr. Getzen of Sumter-
House Bill No. 174:
A bill to be entitled An Act to further provide for and
maintain the Dade Memorial Park and to make appro-
priation therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Appropriations.

By Mr. Bryant of Polk-
House Bill No. 175:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Authorize the City of
Lakeland in Polk County, to Issue Bonds in an amount
not exceeding six hundred thousand dollars for the pur-
pose of creating a Capital Fund to be used for financing
and refinancing local improvements therein, and to pro-
vide for the payment of the principal of and interest on
such bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Bryant of Polk-
House Bill No. 176:
A bill to be entitled An Act Authorizing the Issuance
by the City of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, of certain
Light and Water Bonds in the sum of $300,000, and pro-
viding for the terms of the issuance of said bonds, and
providing for the levy of a tax to pay the interest and prin-
cipal on said bonds, and providing how said bonds shall be
paid.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.









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By Mr. Bryant, of Polk--
House Bill No. 177:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating proceedings of the
City of Lakeland and its officers in regard to the installa-
tion of certain White Way system and the assessment of the
cost thereof, and providing for the issuance of bonds for
the purpose of paying for the cost of said White' Way
improvement, and providing how said bonds shall be paid.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Douglas, of Putnam-
House Bill No. 178:
A bill to be entitled An Act to revise General Statute of
Florida relating to garnishment.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."

By Messrs. Catts and Oliver of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 179:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 27 and
66 of Chapter 7683, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1917, as
amended by Chapter 9046, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1921,
as amended by Chapter 11010, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1925, the same being an act to amend Sections 1, 2, 4,
6, 7, 8, 12, 14, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 31, 36, 43, 46,
66, 69, 80, 94, 95, and 96, of Chapter 7683, Laws of Flor-
ida, Acts of 1917, as amended by Chapter 9046, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1921, the same being an act to amend
Sections 24, 25, 27, 38, 39, 40, 43, 49, 56 and 58 of an
Act to abolish the Present municipal government of the
Town of Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida;
to legalize and validate the ordinances of said Town of
Palm Beach and official acts thereunder; to create and
establish a new municipality to be known as the Town
of Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida; to fix and
provide its territorial limits, jurisdiction and powers and
the jurisdiction and powers of its officers, by Chapter
7683, Laws of Florida, approved June 8, A. D. 1917; and
also to make further amendments to said Chapter 7683,
Laws of Florida, above mentioned; to provide when the
registration book of the Town of Palm Beach, in Palm
Beach County, Florida, shall be opened; to provide for
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Beach, and to prescribe his duties, powers and responsi-
bilities; to validate and confirm judgments, tax sales,
tax certificates and certificates of indebtedness of the
Town of Palm Beach, and to provide for the enforcement
and collection thereof; to provide for the acquisition and
enforcement of liens and assessments against property
abutting on or especially benefited by municipal improve-
ments; to provide for a financial budget for said Town
of Palm Beach, in Palm Beach County, Florida; to pro-
vide for the issuance and payment of certificates of in-
debtedness of the Town of Palm Beach; to provide for
the creation of a Board of Equalization of Taxes for said
Town of Palm Beach, and to prescribe the procedure
before the aforesaid board; to fix the compensation of
the councilmen of the Town of Palm Beach, and to de-
clare vacancies in the said council, and to provide for
the filling of such vacancies; to provide that the Town
of Palm Beach shall not be annexed to nor consolidate
with any other incorporation, city or town without the
consent of a two-third (2/3) majority of the registered
voters actually voting at any election to be held in said
Town of Palm Beach; to provide for the non-liability
of the town in certain matters; to provide for filing
notice of claims against said town, and limiting the time
during which action can be brought.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

Mr. Harris moved that the House now take up and con-
sider House Bills of local nature.
Which was agreed to.

CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS OF A LOCAL
NATURE ON SECOND READING.

House Bill No. 28:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize, ratify, confirm
and validate the acts and proceedings of the Board of
Public Instruction of Polk County, Florida, in connection
with the issuance of $42,000.00 bonds of Special Tax School
District No. 3 of Polk County, Florida, for the purpose of
providing a suitable building site for a new school building
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School District, and the erection and equipment of a new
school building upon said building site, and the election
held in said Special Tax School District No. 3 on the 12th
day of April, 1921, upon the question of the issuance of
said bonds, including the execution and delivery of the said
bonds.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bryant (Polk) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 28 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 28 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bryant (Polk) moved that the rules be further
waived and that Hbuse Bill No. 28 be read a third time
in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 28 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doviglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Park-
er, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith,
Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum,
Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wil-
son, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.











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House Bill No. 42:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating and confirming
the ordinance passed by the city commissioners of the City
of Lynn Haven, Florida, at their meeting held on March 3,
1926, entitled "An ordinance authorizing and directing the
Mayor and Commissioners of the City of Lynn Haven,
Florida, to convey the electric lighting system of the City
to Gulf Power Company, a corporation under the laws of the
State of Maine, its successors and assigns," and the deed
of conveyance made by the City of Lynn Haven, Florida,
to Gulf Power Company, a corporation, its successors and
assigns, dated April 10, 1926, in pursuance of said ordi-
nance, and all acts and proceedings of the City Commis-
sioners and officers had with reference thereto, and de-
claring the said ordinance and deed to have conveyed to
Gulf Power Company, a corporation, its successors and
assigns, the property described therein.
Was faken up.
Mr. Sale moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 42 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 42 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Sale moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 42 be read a third time in full and put upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 42 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan, Bry-
ant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Ha-
gan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hen-
dry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, Householder,
Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie), Kan-
ner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),











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McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Pat-
terson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stal-
naker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz,
Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 43:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating and confirming
the ordinance passed by the City Council of Miillville, a
municipal corporation of Bay County, Florida, at its meet-
ing held on March 3, 1926, entitled "an ordinance author-
izing and directing the Mayor and Clerk to convey the
electric lighting system of Millville to Gulf Power Com-
pany, a corporation under the Laws of the State of Maine,
its successors and assigns" and the deed of conveyance,
dated March 9, 1926, from Millville to Gulf Power Com-
pany, its successors and assigns, in pursuance of said ordi-
nance, and all acts and proceedings of the City Council
and officers had with reference thereto and declaring the
said ordinance and deed to have conveyed to Gulf Power
Company, its successors and assigns, the property described
therein.
Was taken up.
Mr. Sale moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 43 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 43 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Sale moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 43 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 43 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mkr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,











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Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie
(Putnam), .McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Paterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varn-
um, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 44:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating and confirming
the ordinance passed by the City Commissioners of the
City of Lynn Haven, Florida, at their meeting held on
March 2, 1926, entitled: "An ordinance granting an elec-
tric franchise to Houston Power Company, a corporation,
its successors and assigns, in the City of Lynn Haven,
Florida," and all acts and proceedings of the City Com-
missioners and officers had with reference thereto and
confirming and vesting in Gulf Power Company, a cor-
poration, easements, privileges and franchises granted by
said ordinance.
Was taken up.
Mr. Sale moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 44 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 44 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Sale moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 44 be read a third time in full and put upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 44 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
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Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake) McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 45:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present Muni-
cipal Government of the Town of Cleveland, in the County
of Charlotte, Florida, and to establish, organize and con-
stitute a municipality to be known as the Town of Cleve-
land, and to define its territorial boundaries, and to pro-
vide for its jurisdiction, powers and privileges.
Was taken up.
Mr. Hobson moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 45 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 45 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Hobson moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 45 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 45 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth











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(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, WVeede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 55:
A bill to be entitled An Act to promote the health, safety,
morals and general welfare of the City of New Port Richey,
Florida, by authorizing said city to regulate and restrict
within its corporate limits, the height, number of stories
and size of buildings and other structures, the percentage
of lot that may be occupied, the size of yard, courts or other
open spaces, the density of population, and the location and
use of buildings, structures and land for trade, industry,
residence or other purposes and to divide the city into dis-
tricts, and to provide that said regulations be uniform in
each district; to provide for public hearings upon said reg-
ulations, restrictions and boundaries of said districts and
notice for said hearings; to provide that the City Council
of said city shall have authority to make recommendations
as to boundaries of the various districts and the regulations
herein; to provide for the creation of a Zoning Board of
Appeals to hear and decide appeals from orders made
under any ordinance adopted under this Act, and to pre-
scribe powers and duties of said Zoning Board of Appeals:
and to provide a method of appeal from decision of the
Zoning Board of Appeals to Circuit Court having chancery
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Was taken up.
Mr. Auvil moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 55 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 55 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Auvil moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 55 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 55 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 56:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board
of County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida, to
Issue and Sell Bonds in the sum of Fifty Thousand Dol-
lars for and Upon Behalf of Special Road and Bridge
District No. 2 of said County; to Provide for the rate
of Interest said Bonds Shall Bear, the Method of Sale











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of said Bonds, and how the Proceeds shall be Expended;
and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Tax for
the Payment of the Principal and Interest of said Bonds.
Was taken up.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be waived
and that House Bill No. 56 be read a second time by its
title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 56 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 56 be read a third time
in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 56 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whit-
ty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same. was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 57:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Authorize the Board
of County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida, to
Issue and Sell Bonds in a Sum not to Exceed Seventy
Thousand Dollars for and Upon Behalf of Special Road










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and Bridge District Number Three of said County; to
Provide the rate of Interest Said Bonds Shall Bear,
the Method of Sale of Said Bonds, and how the Pro-
ceeds shall be Expended; and to Authorize the Levy
and Collection of a Tax for the Payment of the Prin-
cipal and Interest of said Bonds.
Was taken up.
Mr. Crews (Hardee), moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 57 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 57 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 57 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 57 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vo;t.
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris.
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
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House Bill No. 58:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board
of County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida,
to issue Bonds in the Sum of Thirty-five Thousand
Dollars for and upon Behalf of Special Road and Bridge
District Number Sixteen of said County, to Provide the
rate of interest said Bonds shall bear, the method of
Sale of said Bonds, and to provide how the Proceeds
shall be Expended; and to Authorize the Levy and Col-
lection of a Tax for the Payment of the Principal and
Interest of said Bonds.
Was taken up.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 58 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 58 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 58 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 58 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.












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Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 59:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Article
5 and Section 2 and Section 3 of Article 10 of Chapter 5864,
Laws of Florida, acts of 1907, same being entitled "An Act
to abolish the present Municipal Government of the Town of
Wauchula, Florida, and organize a City Government for the
same and to provide its jurisdiction and powers."'
Was taken up.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 59 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 59 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 59 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 59 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
H'agan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-











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ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas; Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vinnig, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn- .93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 60:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida, to issue
bonds for and upon behalf of Special Road and Bridge Dis-
trict Number Six of said County in the sum of Twenty-five
Thousand Dollars, to provide the rate of interest said bonds
shall bear, the method, of sale of said bonds, and the purpose
for which the proceeds shall be expended; and to authorize
the levy and collection of a tax for the payment of the prin-
cipal, and interest of said bonds.
Was taken up.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 60 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 60 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 60 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds, vote.
And House Bill No. 60 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),












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Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O 'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,: Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 61:
A bill to be entitled An Act to validate and confirm an
issue of Thirty-four Thousand Dollars Street Improve-
ment Bonds of the City of Wauchula, Florida; to provide
for the sale. thereof, and to provide for the levy and collec-
tion of a tax to pay the principal and interest thereof.
Was taken up.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 61 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 61 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 61 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 61 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Can, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Parnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
'Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,











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Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 62:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida, to issue
County Bonds of said County in the sum of Fifty-five
Thousand Dollars, to provide the rate of interest of said
bonds, the method of sale of said bonds, and the purpose
for which the proceeds shall be expended; and to authorize
the levy and collection of a tax for the payment of the
principal and interest of said bonds.
Was taken up.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be waived
and that House Bill No. 62 be 'read a second time by its
title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 62 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 62 be read a third time
in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Blil No. 62 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),











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Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 63:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the City
Council of the City of Wauchula, Florida, be and it is
hereby authorized and empowered to issue and sell bonds
in an amount not to exceed One Hundred Thousand Dol-
lars, the proceeds thereof to be placed in the Bond Sink-
ing Fund of said City for the retirement of bonds presently
to become due; to provide the rate of interest said bonds
shall bear, and to authorize the levy and collection of a
tax for the payment of the principal and interest on said
bonds.
Was taken up.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be waived
and that House Bill No. 63 be read a second time by its
title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 63 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 63 be read a third time
in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 63 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,











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Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 64:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Town
Council of the Town of Bowling Green, Hardee County,
Florida, or its successors, to issue bonds in a sum not to
exceed thirty thousand dollars, the proceeds thereof to
be used to pay for the site upon which the Municipal
Building of said town is located, to pay the cost of com-
pletion of Muliicipal Building and to pay for the furni-
ture for the Municipal Building in said town, and to pro-
vide the rate of interest said bonds shall bear and to au-
thorize the levy and collection of a tax for payment of
the principal and interest of said bonds.
Was taken up.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be waived
and that House Bill No. 64 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 64 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 64 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 64 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
Was:










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Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin.
a1-agan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens. Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 65:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Town
Council of the Town of Bowling Green, Hardee County,
Florida, or its successors, to issue bonds in a sum not to
exceed Thirty-five Thousand Dollars, the proceeds thereof
to be placed in the Bond Sinking Fund of said town for
the retirement of bonds presently to become due, and to
provide the rate of interest said bonds shall bear, and to
authorize the levy and collection of a tax for the payment
to principal and interest of said bonds.
Was taken up.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be waived
and that House Bill No. 65 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 65 was read a second time by its title
only. "
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 65 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds -vote.
And House Bill No. 65 was read a third time in full.










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Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
IIagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 66:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower
the City Council of the City of Wauchula, Hardee County,
Florida, to construct storm drains, sanitary sewers, and a
white way lighting system, and to defray the cost thereof
wholly or in part by special assessment against specially
benefitted property and authorize the issuance and sale of
bonds of said municipality in connection with said improve-
ments, said bonds to be general obligations of the munici-
pality.
Was taken up.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 66 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 66 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Crews (Hardee) moved that the rules be further









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waived and that House Bill No. 66 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 66 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 67:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating a municipal court
in the City of Kissimmee, Florida; fixing the terms of
court; providing for the appointment of a municipal judge;
and providing the other officers of the court.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bruns moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 67 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 67 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bruns moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 67 be read a third,time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds 'v6te;' .









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SAnd House Bill No: 67 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 68:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower
the City of Kissimmee, a municipal corporation, of the
County of Osceola, State of Florida, when approved and
ratified by a majority of the qualified electors of the City
of Kissimmee participating in an election called and held
for that purpose, to sell its electric generating plant and
distribution system, including all engines and power plant
apparatus, all wires, meters, poles, transformers, white way
and street lighting equipment, electric stores and supplies
now owned and used by the city for the generating and
distribution of electricity; to provide for an election to be
held in the City of Kissimmee, the manner of giving notice
of said election, and for the transfer and delivery of said
property in the event the same is ratified and approved by
the qualified electors.
Was taken up.,









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Mr. Bruns moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 68 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 68 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Bruns moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 68 be read.a third time in full and put
!upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 68 was read-a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was :
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
"Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), MeKinney, MeLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 69:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
Public Instruction of Martin County, Florida, to raise
money by the issuance and sale of negotiable interest bear-
ing bonds in an amount not exceeding Fifty Thousand
Dollars for the purpose of paying outstanding floating in-
debtedness heretofore incurred by said Board for the sup-
port and operation of the Public Free Schools of said
County, and to provide for the payment of said bonds and
the Interest thereon.









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Was taken up.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 69 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 69 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 69 be ,read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 69 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 70:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize, ratify and vali-
date a Resolution adopted by the City of Stuart, Florida,
providing for the issuance of Two Hundred Ten Thousand
Dollars ($210,000) of special improvement bonds issued
by said city in accordance with the provisions of Chapter
9298, Acts of 1923, Laws of Florida, and based upon spe-
cial assessments upon certain abutting lots and lands; and
to legalize, validate and confirm assessments made and im-










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provement liens against certain property in th6 City of
Stuart, Florida, for certain street improvements.
Was taken up.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 70 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 70 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 70 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 70 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzeh, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 71:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize and validate Or-
dinance No. 39 of the City of Stuart, Martin County,
Florida, entitled "An ordinance providing for the is-
suance of Twelve Tousand Dollars ($12,000.00) of bonds
of the City of Stuart, Florida for the purpose of install-
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the issuance of Thitry-five Thousand Dollars ($35,000.00)
of bonds of the City of Stuart, for the purpose of erect-
ing city building to include jail and fire hall in said
city; for the issuance of Twenty-three Thousand Dollars
($23,000.00) of bonds of the City of Stuart, for the pur-
pose of installing and maintaining fire mains and plugs in
said city; for the issuance of Forty-five Thousand Dollars
($45,000.00) of bonds of the City of Stuart, for the pur-
pose of installing and maintaining a system of sewerage
in said city; for the issuance of Thirty Thousand Dollars
($30,000.00) of bonds of the City of Stuart, for the pur-
pose of constructing bridges on Fourth street, Belle Flora
avenue, and Pinewood street in said city; for the issuance
of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) of bonds of the
City of Stuart, for the purpose of installing and maintain-
ing additional white way lighting system in said city;
creating an interest and sinking fund for the payment
of the interest and principal of said bonds; providing
that the City Commission shall receive, hold, disburse,
and invest such interest and sinking fund; and prescrib-
ing the form of such bonds," passed by the Board of
County Commissioners of the City of Stuart, Florida,
on the 16th day of March, A. D. 1927, and on that day
attested by the city clerk and approved by the Mayor-Comn-
missioner of the said City of Stuart; and to legalize and
validate the special .election held on the 12th day of
March, A. D. 1927, by the qualified electors of the said
city under the ordinances of said city; and to legalize
and make valid any and all bonds issued or which may
be hereafter issued by the said City of Stuart in pur-
suance to this Act and under Ordinance No. 39 and the
proceedings and resolutions of the Board of Commissioners
of the said City of Stuart, Florida; and to authorize and
empower the Board of County Commissioners of Stuart,
Florida, to fix, change, alter or extend the date or dates of
maturity of said bonds to be issued under Ordinance No. 39
of said city.
Was taken up.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 71 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 71 was read a second time by its,
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Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 71 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 71 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Mlessrs. Andrews (Union), AuYil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
Sholder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner,
Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 72:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the county school
board districts of Martin County, Florida; defining the
boundaries of said County School Board Districts; and de-
claring said districts as defined by this Act to be legally
created and legal County School Board Districts.
Was taken up.
\Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 72 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 72 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 72 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.










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And House Bill No. 72 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 73:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the special tax
school districts of Martin County, Florida; changing and
defining the boundaries of said Special Tax School Dis-
tricts; declaring said districts as defined by this Act to be
legally created; providing for the proration of taxation to
pay existing indebtedness; and providing for elections to
choose trustees and to fix the number of mills of district
tax to be levied and collected annually in said districts for
the two succeeding years.
Was taken up.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 73 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 73 was read a second time by its
title only.
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and that House Bill No. 73 be read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 73 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner,
Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester,
.Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 79:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section two (2),
Chapter 10071, General Acts of 1925, entitled, "An Act to
organize and establish a county court for Martin County,
Florida, to prescribe the terms thereof; to prescribe its
jurisdiction and powers; to provide for the appointment
of a judge and prosecuting attorney."
Was taken up.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 79 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 79 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 79 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.









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And House Bill No. 79 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Miillinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner,
Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 88:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 134 of
Chapter 9820, Laws of Florida, Sessions of 1923, entitled:
"An Act to abolish the present municipal government of
the City of Leesburg; to legalize the ordinances of said
city and all official acts thereunder; to create and establish
the municipality of the City of Leesburg, in' Lake County,
Florida, and to provide its jurisdiction and powers and
officers thereof."
Was taken up.
Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) moved that the rules be waived
and that House Bill No. 88 be read a second time by its
title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 88 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. MaeKenzie (Lake) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 88 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thitds vote.









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And House Bill No. 88 was read a third time in full.:
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was: "
Yeas--Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper; Harrisi
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeiran, O'Neil, Oliver, ;Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner,
Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93,
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 97:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Provide for and Es-
tablish a Bird Reservation in Seminole County, defining
its boundaries, prohibiting the killing, hunting or de-
stroying any wild birds or fowl within said described
boundaries and providing a punishment for the viola-
tion thereof.
Was taken up.
Mr. Householder moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 97 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed -to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 97 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Householder moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 97 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a tWo-thirds vote.
And Hotuse Bill No. 97 was read a third time in full.









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Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner,
Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 99:
A bill to be entitled An Act Defining, Validating and
Confirming the Boundaries of all Special Tax School
Districts of Seminole County, Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Householder moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 99 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 99 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Householder moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 99 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 99 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,










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Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner,
Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 101:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the City of
Clearwater, Florida, to borrow money for the purpose of
paying and refunding the existing bonded indebtedness
of said City issued upon Improvement Certificates or in
respect of local improvements of which at least part of
the cost has been or is to be specially assessed, and to
issue bonds and other evidences of indebtedness for the
money so borrowed, and to validate and confirm all sums
heretofore or hereafter borrowed by the City of Clear-
water for the purpose of paying the principal and in-
terest upon said bonds.
Was taken up.
Mr. Frank J. Booth (Pinellas) moved that the rules be
waived and that House Bill No. 101 be read a second time
by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 101 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Frank J. Booth (Pinellas) moved that the rules be
further waived and that House Bill No. 101 be read a
third time in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 101 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:










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Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
.(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
.Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner,
Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 109:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the taking of
a State Census of the Counties of Pasco and Pinellas.
Was taken up.
Mr. James Booth (Pinellas) moved that the rules be
waived and that House Bill No. 109 be read a second time
by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 109 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. James Booth (Pinellas) moved that the rules be fur-
ther waived and that House Bill No. 109 be read a third
time in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 109 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,











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Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner,
Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 115:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 10984, same
being: "An Act to prescribe the open and closed season for
the hunting of squirrels in Okaloosa County, Florida, and
providing a penalty for violation of this Act."
Was taken up.
Mr. Davidson moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 115 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 115 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Davidson moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill: No.: 115 be read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 115 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage.of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval);
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,











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Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner,
Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining,' Weede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 119:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting the City of Anna
Maria, a municipal corporation under the laws of the State
of Florida, in Manatee County, Florida, certain submerged
lands within and without, and bordering the City Limits of
said city, for the purpose of navigation, commerce and mu-
nicipal docks, and terminals, for a period of One Thousand
Years, and granting to said City of Anna Maria the right
for the purposes mentioned, to widen, extend or deepen the
channel or waters of any of the bays or bayous within, with-
out or bordering the City Limits of said city, and to fill in,
build up, have, possess, use and own for such purposes,
shoals, shallows, flats, therein.
Was taken up.
Mr. Perry moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 119 be read a second time by its title only.
SWhich was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 119 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Perry moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 119 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 119 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,











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Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wahton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House.
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner,
Varnu'm, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 125:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
County Commissioners of Charlotte County, Florida, to
acquire real property within said county for fair and fair
ground purposes, and to sell and dispose of the same and
acquire other such property for said purposes as they shall
deem advisable; and to erect upon such property buildings
and other structures and to hold and conduct therein fairs
and agricultural exhibitions and other institutions for the
fostering and enhancement of the agricultural interests of
said County, and for the education and entertainment of
the public, and to lease and rent such grounds and struc-
tures, and generally to manage and control the same; and
to levy upon all real and personal property subject to tax-
ation within Charlotte County, Florida, beginning with the
year A. D. 1927, an annual tax, in addition to all other
taxes, which shall be assessed and collected, for the purpose
of enabling said County Commissioners to car2y out the
foregoing provisions hereof relating to said county fairs
and fair grounds; and to provide for a referendum upon
the question of said taxes and to authorize and empower
"the said County Commissioners to issue and sell bonac of
said County for the purpose of enabling said Commissionrs
to carry out the provisions hereof.
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Sr. H obson m oved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 125 be read a second time by its title only.
SWhich was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 125 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Hobson moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 125 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 125 was read a third time in full.
:Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Y.eas-Mr.. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth .(Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel; Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Henldry (Taylor),' Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Par-
ker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 126:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend an Act entitled
" An Act o provide for the creation of a municipal corpora-
tion to l-e known as the town of Kelsey City, in Palm Beach
County, Florida; to fix and determine the territorial limits,
jurisdiction and powers of said town, and the jurisdiction
an- powers of its officers; and to provide a referendum on
tte question of incorporating said town; said act being
Chapter 9794 of the Acts of the Legislature of 1923.
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,Mr. Catts moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 126 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 126 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Catts moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 126 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 126 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas--MIr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner,
Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester.
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So. the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 129:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empower-
ing the Board of Public Instruction of Polk County,
Florida, to transfer from the bond fund of special tax
school district No. 1 of said' county, the proceeds from the
sale of $40,000 bonds authorized at a special election March
10, 1925, to the general school fund of said district and to
pay out said money for the exclusive use of the public free
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Mr. Bryant (Polk) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 129 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 129 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bryant (Polk) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 129 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 129 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Union), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner,
Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

Mr. Lewis, of Gulf, Chairman of the Committee on
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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 5, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on Journal respectfully recommend
that the quota of fifteen Journals allowed each member
be raised to twenty, each day.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Geo. M. Hendry (Hendry), B. M. Frisbee, S.
D. Huggins, J. M. Lee.
Very 'respectfully,
CLAY LEWIS,
Chairman of Committee.

Mr. Lewis moved the adoption of the request.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Auvil moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 37 be recalled from the Committee on
Enrolled Bills for the purpose of reconsideration and
amendment.
Which was unanimously agreed to.
House Bill No. 37 having been recalled, Mr. Auvil
moved that the vote by which House Bill No. 37 passed
on yesterday be now reconsidered.
Which was agreed to.
Pending the further consideration thereof-
Mr. Ketchum moved that Senate Bill No. 55 be re-
called from the Senate for the purpose of reconsideration
and amendment.
Which was unanimously agreed to.
And Senate Bill No. 55 was ordered to be recalled from
the Senate.

Mr. Carn moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 78 be recalled from the Committee on Public Roads
and Highway Department and referred to the Committee
on County Roads and Bridges.
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Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) moved that the House do now
adjourn.
Which was agreed to.
Whereupon at 12:40 o'clock P. M. the House did adjourn
until 10 o'clock A. M, Wednesday, April 13.











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Wednesday, April 13, 1927



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10
o'clock A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Andrews
(Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Du-
val), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas),
Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton),
Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Chris-
tian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Du-
val), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards,
Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,
Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris,
.Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Put-
nam), McKinney, MVcLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner,
Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester,
Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The Journal of April 12th was corrected, and as cor-
rected was approved.

READING COMMUNICATIONS.
The following resolution was received and read:
Resolution adopted by Florida State Hotel Association
at its twelfth annual convention, St. Petersburg, Florida,
April 7th, 1927.
WHEREAS, the members of this Association, composed
of owners and operators of hotels throughout the State of
Florida, and as such deeply interested in the future growth,
progress and success of this State, are of the unani-
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mous opinion that modern and permanent construction,
together with the safe and sanitary operation of hotels,
apartment houses, rooming houses and restaurants, as ob-
tained by a fair and impartial administration of the laws
and regulations heretofore enacted by the Legislature of
this State, are a great benefit to and contribute to a large
extent to the future development of the State, and
WHEREAS, the policy adopted by the present State
Hotel Commissioner in the administration of the hotel laws,
rules and regulations have been of such an efficient and
fair nature, that he has contributed greatly to the health,
comfort and safety of the public by the same, and
WHEREAS, his experience, training and knowledge of
the hotel industry, one of, if not, the largest in the State,
and most profitable to the State, employing approximately
300,000 persons, has made his services of inestimable value
to the State and the industry, and
WHEREAS, The hotels of the State of Florida, in addi-
tion to all taxes, contribute in special inspection fees to the
Department of the Hotel Commission more than the neces-
sary amount to maintain this department without expense
to the State, but upon the contrary has caused this depart-
ment to be a profitable earning department of the State;
and
WHEREAS, This Assocation is of the opinion that the
remuneration received by the Hotel Commissioner at the
present time is insufficient; and
WHEREAS, It appears that the earnings of this De-
partment are sufficient to permit of a substantial raise in
his salary, and those of his deputies; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Assocation heartily endorse the
administration of the Honorable Jerry W. Carter, as Hotel
Commissioner of the State of Florida; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Legislature of the
State of Florida be, and it is hereby requested, to increase
the salary of the State Hotel Commissioner to a sum of not
less than Six Thousand ($6,000.00) Dollars per annum, and
that the salaries of the Deputy Commissioners be also raised
to an amount in keeping with the responsibility borne by
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hall of the House of Representatives at such time as the
Governor shall indicate will suit his pleasure for that pur-
pose, and that upon receipt of a message from the Governor
giving the date and time he would indicate for that pur-
pose, that said time and date indicated shall constitute a
special and privileged order of business for both Houses to
convene in joint session and there hear such message as the
Governor may care to communicate.
Which was read the first time.
Mr. Bryan (Broward) moved that the rules be waived
and House Concurrent Resolution No. 6 be read a second
time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 6 was read a second
time.
Mr. Bryan (Broward) moved the adoption of the Res-
olution.
The Resolution was adopted.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the Senate.
Consideration of report of Committee on Rules.
The report of the Committee on Rules as filed and spread
on the House Journal of yesterday was taken up for con-
sideration and Rule 20, as amended, read as follows:
Rule 20. No person except members and former mem-
bers of the House of Representatives and members of the
Senate and the wives of any such Representatives or
Senators, the Governor, Heads of the Administrative De-
partments, Justices of the Supreme Court, and attaches
of the House and Senate, while on business connected
with their duties, shall be allowed on the floors of the
House while it is in session, but the Speaker or presiding
officer for the time being, upon written request of the
members of the House, may extend the courtesies of the
floor to such visitors as may be named in the request,
unless objection be interposed thereto by any member,
in which event a vote of those present shall -be taken.
Mr. MacKenzie (Lake), moved that Rule No. 20, as
amended, be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
Also-
Rule No. 26, as amended, was read as follows:
Rule 26. The House of Representatives shall meet on
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Also the following:
Resolution adopted by the Florida State Hotel Associa-
tion at its twelfth annual convention, St. Petersburg, Flor-
ida, April 7th, 1927:
WHEREAS, It has been made to appear to this Associa-
tion that his Excellency, John W. Martin, Governor of the
State of Florida, has accomplished the financing of the
drainage of the Everglades, and
WHEREAS, It appears to this Association that this ac-
complishment will render untold benefit to the State of
Florida at large; now therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Association highly commends the
Governor for his efforts in this behalf, and wish to extend
to him our deepest appreciation in solving this most
weighty problem; be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Legislature of the
State of Florida be and is hereby requested to pass such
acts as may be necessary to carry out the recommendations
of the Governor relative to this project.

INTRODUCTION OF CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Bryan, of Broward-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 6:
WHEREAS, His Excellency, Governor John W. Martin,
is reported to be engaged in the preparation of information
and data vital to the consideration of legislation to be pro-
posed at this session concerning the drainage of the Ever-
glades; and
WHEREAS, The Legislature is vitally interested in such
data and information, and believes that the message of the
Governor will be of great and invaluable assistance to it in
arriving at a solution of the problem before it concerning
drainage of the Everglades; and
WHEREAS, Any message of the Governor can best be
received and understood by the Legislature should the Gov-
ernor make his personal appearance before it and deliver
such message in person; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives, the Sen-
ate concurring, That the House and Senate invite the Gov-
ernor to deliver in person whatever message he may have
concerning the drainage of the Everglades, and that for the
purpose of hearing and receiving the delivery of such mes-
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twenty-five days of the session at ten o'clock A. M. and
adjourn at one o'clock P. M. The committees of the
House having business before them shall hold daily meet-
ings on said days between the hours of two-thirty P. M.
and five-thirty P. M., and such other times as they may
fix. A special session of the House shall be held, begin-
ning at eight o'clock P. M. on Mondays and Thursdays
for consideration of the Calendar of Local Bills only.
The time for meeting and adjourning of the House dur-
ing the remaining days of the Session shall be fixed by
resolution, except as to local bill nights, which shall re-
main as herein provided for the whole session. On local
bill nights, no bills other than those appearing on, or
referred to the Calendar of Local Bills, shall be con-
sidered, except by unanimous consent of those present.
Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) moved that Rule No. 26, as
amended, be adopted.
Which was agreed to.

Also-

Rule No. 48, as amended, was read as follows:
Rule 48. All General bills, joint resolutions, memori-
als, concurrent resolutions and house resolutions shall be
introduced in triplicate and all local bills shall be intro-
duced in duplicate, and all bills, joint resolutions and
memorials, shall be accompanied by three slips on which
shall be entered in full the exact title of the bill, joint
resolution or memorial, which it shall accompany.
Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) moved that Rule No. 48, as
amended, be adopted.
Which was agreed to.

Also-

Rule No. 68, as amended, was read as follows:
Rule 68. The following standing committees of the House
of Representatives shall be appointed by the Speaker at the
commencement of the Legislature, or as soon thereafter as
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Committee on Agriculture.
Committee on Appropriations.
Committee on Banks and Loans.
Committee on Building and Loan Association.
Committee on Canals and Drainage.
Committee on Census and Apportionment.
Committee on Citrus Fruits.
Committee on City and Town Organization.
Committee on Claims.
Committee on Commerce and Navigation.
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
Committee on Convicts.
"Committee on Corporations.
Committee on County Officials.
Committee on County Organization.
Committee on County Roads and Bridges.
Committee on Domestic Relations.
Committee on Education A.
Committee on Education B.
Committee on Efficiency.
Committee on Engrossed Bills.
Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Committee on Expenses of Executive Department.
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Committee on Fisheries.
Committee on Forestry.
Committee on Game.
Committee on Governor's Message and Administrative
Reports.
Committee on Hotels and Innkeepers.
Committee on Insurance.
Committee on Journal.
Committee on Judiciary A.
Committee on Judiciary B.
Committee on Judiciary C.
Committee on Judiciary D.
Committee on Judiciary E.
Committee on Legislative Expense.
Committee on Labor.
Committee on Livestock.
Committee on Lumber and Naval Stores.
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
Committee on National Guard and Military Affairs.
Committee on Nurseries and Plant Husbandry.










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Committee on Phosphates and Minerals.
Committee on Privileges and Elections.
Committee on Public Utilities.
Committee on Primary Laws.
Committee on Public Amusements.
Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.
Committee on Public Health.
Committee on Public Lands.
Committee on Public Printing.
Committee on Public Roads and Highway Department.
Committee on Public Welfare.
Committee on Prohibition and Enforcement.
Committee on Railroads, Telegraphs and Telephones.
Committee on Realtors and Agents.
Committee on State Institutions.
Committee on State Pensions.
Committee on State Publicity.
Committee on State Prisons and Prisoners.
Committee on State Marketing.
Committee on Uniform Laws.
Committee on Water Transportation.
Committee on Rules.
Each of said committees shall consist of not less than
five nor more than fifteen members of the House, one of
whom shall be designated by the Speaker as Chairman,
and the next appearing in order after him shall be Vice-
Chairman.
Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) moved that Rule No. 68, as
amended, be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
Also Rule No. 95, as amended, was read as follows:
Rule 95. Each member of the House of Representatives
shall be at liberty to select and designate some bill on the
Calendar of the House in which he is interested and upon
one day's previous notice to the Chief Clerk, to request
its consideration as a special order, and the Chief Clerk
shall prepare a special Calendar of such bills whenever
the House of Representatives shall designate the Legisla-
tive day on which such special orders are to be considered,
which time for the consideration of such special Calendar
shall be fixed by resolution of the House for some day or
days, during the first four weeks of the Session, and when
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varied from except by unanimous consent, until at least
one bill, if requested by each member, has been considered
and voted upon; and, provided further, that the discussion
of such bills referred to shall not exceed twenty minutes.
That such time shall be equally divided between the pro-
ponents and opponents of the measure, after which the
vote shall be taken upon the passage of the bill. When
the consideration of this special Calendar shall have be-
gun, it shall be a continuing order until the same shall have
been fully completed.
Mr. Smith moved that Rule No. 95, as amended, be
adopted.
Which was agreed to.

Mr. MacKenzie (Lake), moved that the remainder of
the report of the Committee on Rules be adopted.
Which was agreed to.

Mr. Gregory moved that the vote by which House Reso-
lution No. 16, by Mr. Lewis, of Gulf, failed to pass on
yesterday, be now reconsidered.
The roll call being demanded upon the motion to re-
consider the vote by which House Resolution No. 16 failed
to pass, the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Bales, Booth (Duval),
Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas),
Bryant, Byrd, Carr, Catts, Churchwell, Corry, Conely,
Creel, Crews (Hardee), Dillon, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Gregory, Getzen, Hagan (Seminole), Hobson,
Householder, Jackson (St. Johns), Kennedy, Ketchum,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, MacKenzie (Lake), O'Neil,
Oliver, Patterson, Sale, Scofield, Stalnaker, Stephens,
Turner, Varnum, Weede, Wester, Wilson-44.
Nays-Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Andrews (Union),
Auvil, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Bryan, Bruns, Bullard
(Polk), Burns, Campbell, Cam, Carroll, Christian, Collier,
Crews (Duval), Davidson, Douglass, Frisbee, Hardin, Ha-
gan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hen-
dry (Taylor), Huggins, Jackson (St. Lucie), Kanner,
King, Lowe, Millinor, McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney,
McLeran, Padgett, Parker, Perry, Philips, Register, Smith,
Thomas, Tervin, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weeks, Whitty--47.
So the motion to reconsider the vote by which House
Resolution No. 16 failed to pass on yesterday, was not
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MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

The following message from the Senate was received
and read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.
Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed Substitute for House
Bill No. 41-
By Mr. Sale, of Bay-
Substitute for House Bill No. 41:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 9293 (No.
175), Laws of 1923 of General Acts of Legislature of the
State of Florida, relating to the printing of names upon the
ballots in general elections; and relating to printing of
names upon the same in special elections where a vacancy
occurs during session of Legislature.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Substitute for House Bill No. 41, contained in the
above message, was referred to the Committee on Enrolled
Bills.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received
"and read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1927.
Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 28:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize, ratify, confirm
and validate the acts and proceedings of the Board of Pub-
lic Instruction of Polk County, Florida, in connection with
the issuance of $42,000.00 bonds of Special Tax School Dis-










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trict No. 3 of Polk County, Florida, for the purpose of pro-
viding a suitable building site for a new school building in
the Town of Winter Haven, Florida, in said Special Tax
School District, and the erection and equipment of a new
school building upon said building site, and the election
held in said Special Tax School District No. 3 on the 12th
day of April, 1921, upon the question of the issuance of
said bonds, including the execution and delivery of the said
bonds.

Also-
House Bill No. 101:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the City of
Clearwater, Florida, to borrow money for the purpose of
paying and refunding the existing bonded indebtedness of
said City issued upon improvement certificates or in respect
of local improvements of which at least part of the cost has
been or is to be specially assessed, and to issue bonds and
other evidences of indebtedness for the money so borrowed,
and to validate and confirm all sums heretofore or here-
after borrowed by the City of Clearwater for the purpose
of paying the principal and interest upon said bonds.

Also-
House Bill No. 129:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering
the Board of Public Instruction of Polk County, Florida,
to transfer from the bond fund of Special Tax School Dis-
trict No.. of said county, the proceeds from the sale of
$40,000 bonds authorized at a special election March 10,
1925, to the general school fund of said district and to pay
out said money for the exclusive use of the public free
schools within said district.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bills Nos. 28, 101 and 129, contained in the
above message, were referred to the Committee on Enrolled
Bills.

Also-
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:










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Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 24:
A bill to be entitled An Act to validate Two Hundred
Forty-Nine Thousand Dollars ($249,000) Street Improve-
ment Bonds of the City of Titusville, Florida, including
the proceedings to authorize the issuance of said bonds,
and the proceedings for the levy of special assessments
for their payment, and declaring said bonds to constitute
valid and legally binding obligations of said City of
Titusville, Florida.

Also-
Senate Bill No. 25:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empower-
ing the City Council of the City of Rockledge, Brevard
County, Florida, by supplemental additional and alterna-
tive method, to borrow money, and issue and sell negotiable,
interest-bearing bonds, bearing 6 per centum per annum
interest, payable semi-annually, in such form, date of ma-
turity and time and place or places of payment as the said
City Council may adopt, in the sum of $73,000.00 for the
payment of certain indebtedness of said city, and $12,000.00
for certain repairs to streets in said city, and to provide for
the expenditure of the proceeds of said bonds and to au-
thorize the levy and collection of taxes for the payment of
the principal and interest thereof.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bills Nos. 24 and 25, contained in the above
message, were read the first time by their titles and placed
on the Local Calendar.









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Also-
The following message from the Senate was received
and read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate; Bill No. 50-
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 3 of
Chapter 10079 of the Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, en-
titled "An Act Defining and Fixing the Territory and
Boundaries of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit; Creating
the Twenty-first Judicial Circuit; Providing for a Circuit
Judge and State's Attorney in the Twenty-first Judicial
Circuit; and Providing and Fixing the Time for the
Holding of Terms of the Circuit Court in said Twenty-
first Circuit; and Effect on Pending Litigation; and
Making Appropriation for Payment of Salaries of Judge
and State's Attorney"; changing the time of the terms
of' court in Okeechobee County.

Also-
Senate Bill No. 19:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the speedy
publication and distribution of all General Laws enacted
by the Legislature.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 19, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary A.
SAnd: Senate Bill: No. 50 as contained in the above re-
port, was read the first time by its title and placed on
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Also-
The following message from the Senate was received
and read:

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 109:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the taking of
a State Census of the Counties of Pasco and Pinellas.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 109, contained in the above message;.
was referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.

Also-
The following message from the Senate was received
and read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 26:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize, ratify, validate
and confirm the contract for .sale of the municipal water
and light plants and properties of the City of Marianna,
Florida, to Southern States Power Company, a corporation,
including the schedule of rates and franchise attached
thereto, and to authorize the City of Marianna, Florida, to
make a valid transfer and conveyance of such properties;










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and to ratify, validate and confirm all proceedings of the
City of Marianna, Florida, had or done in relation to the
sale of said properties to said Southern States Power Com-
pany.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 26, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and placed on the Local
Calendar.

Also-
The following message from the Senate was received
and read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives-that the Senate is returning as requested-
Senate Bill No. 55:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Chap-
ter 8290, Special Acts of 1919, Laws of Florida, in relation
to the boundaries and municipalities of Key West.

Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.

Mr. Ketchum moved that the rules be waived and that
the vote by which Senate Bill No. 55 passed on the 11th
be now reconsidered.
Which was agreed to by unanimous consent-
And-
Senate Bill No. 55:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Chap-
ter 8290, Special Acts of 1919, Laws of Florida, in relation
to the boundaries and municipalities of Key West.










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Was read by its title and placed on the Calendar of
Local Bills on Third Reading.

Also-
The following message from the Senate was received
and read:

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 33:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower
the Board of County Commissioners for Marion County,
Florida, to issue time warrants of said County in the
amount of $55,000 for the purpose of aiding the City of
Ocala in the construction, equipment and furnishing of
a Hospital in said county.

Also-
Senate Bill No. 79:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize, validate and
confirm an election held in the City of Fernandina, a
municipal corporation, in Nassau County, State of Flor-
ida, on the 8th day of February, 1927, to determine
whether or not said City of Fernandina should sell its
electric and water utilities and distribution systems there-
of and therefore, and ice plant and equipment owned and
operated by the City of Fernandina, Florida, and grant
a franchise to the Southern States Power Company, its
successors or assigns, and to legalize, validate and con-
firm the bill of sale from the City of Fernandina to
Southern States Power Company, dated March 31, 1927.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the
House therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.










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And Senate Bill No. 33, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
And Senate Bill No. 79 contained in'the above message
was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Ezell moved that the rules be waived and that
Senate Bill No. 79 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 79 was read the second time by its
title only.
Mr. Ezell moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 79 be read the third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 79 was read the third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Andrews
(Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Both (Duval),
Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas),
Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bulard (Walton),
Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts,
Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler,
Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie
(Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varn-
um, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

Also-
The following message from the Senate was received
and read:










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Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6:
WHEREAS, the bound copies of the Legislative
Journals have so many pages that the present volumes
are awkward to handle, and because of its great bulk the
present form is very unsatisfactory, and because of its
weight it is impossible to have a binding which will hold
sufficiently with much use; and
WHEREAS, there is a paper on the market called
Thintext, which weighs one-half the amount of pounds
per ream, and which said paper bulks approximately 1,420
pages to one inch; and
WHEREAS, the printing of the bound Journals on this
paper would make the bound copies approximately 31/2
inches across the backbone of the volume; and
WHEREAS, the State Printer, agrees to print the
Journals on this better and thinner grade of paper at the
same price now charged for the heavier grade of paper.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate,
the House of Representatives concurring, that the State
Printer be authorized and required to print the bound
copies of the Journal of the House of Representatives and
of the Journal of the Senate on Thintext paper instead
of the machine finish book paper heretofore used.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6, contained in
the above message, was read the first time.
Mr. Weeks moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 6 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And .Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6 was read a
second time.










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Mr. Weeks moved that the rules be waived and that
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6 be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

Also-
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed--
Senate Bill No. 69:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of the Bank of
Titusville and Trust Company, of Titusville, Florida, and
to authorize and direct the County Commissioners of Bre-
vard County to reimburse said bank for money loaned by
it for the benefit of said County, and Special Road and
Bridge District Number Five of said County on estimates
furnished by the County Engineer, and to provide for the
levy, assessment and collection of sufficient tax for the
relief of said bank.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 69, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and placed on the Local
Calendar.

Also-

The following message from the Senate was received
and read:










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Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 91-
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section Two of
Chapter 7093, Laws of Florida, entitled "An Act to amend
An Act entitled 'An Act relating to the drainage and recla-
mation of certain lands in Putnam County, Florida; estab-
lishing a drainage district; creating a Board of Drainage
Commissioners and prescribing its powers and duties; es-
tablishing a drainage system by the cutting of canals and
constructing and maintaining canals. and levees for the pur-
pose of drainage; levying a drainage tax; relating to the
assessment of lands to be drained and benefited; the collec-
tion of necessary funds by assessment of benefits and taxa-
tion of lands within said drainage district for the drainage
and improvement of said lands, and for the exercise of the
right of eminent domain,' approved May 11, 1911, and to
authorize the Board of Drainage Commissioners to issue
bonds for drainage purposes."

Also-
Senate Bill No. 93:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating a Special Road and
Bridge District Number Eight, Clay County, Florida, and
providing for the issuance of bonds and time warrants.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bills Nos. 91 and 93, contained in the above
message, were read the first time by their titles and placed
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Also-
The following message from the Senate was. received
and read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7:
Relating to the Inheritance Tax.
And 'respectfully requests the concurrence of the
House therein.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7, contained in
the above message, was read the first time and was laid
over under the rules.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Bjy Messrs. Scofield and O'Neil-
House Bill No. 180:
A bill to be entitled An Act defining and fixing the
territory and boundaries of the Fifth Judicial Circuit,
and creating the Twenty-fourth Judicial Circuit, pro-
viding for a Circuit Judge and State's Attorney in the
Twenty-fourth Circuit and providing and fixing the time
for holding the terms of the Circuit Court in the Fifth
and Twenty-fourth Judicial Circuits and effect on pend-
ing litigation and providing for the payment of the
salary of the Circuit Judge and State's Attorney.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary E.

By Mr. Schofield, of Citrus-
House Bill No. 181:
A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the compensation of
members of the County Board of Public Instruction in










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counties having a total assessed valuation of not less than
$5,268,588.00 and not more than $5,268,589.00 for the year
of A. D. 1926.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Schofield moved that House Bill No. 181 be placed
on Calendar without reference to Committee.
Which was agreed to by unanimous consent.

By Mr. Valz, of Duval-
House Bill No. 182:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the City of Jack-
sonville, a municipal corporation in Duval County, Florida,
to issue and sell additional bonds of said city for erecting,
constructing, equipping, maintaining and operating a mu-
nicipal auditorium and for acquiring lands necessary there-
for; and providing for the approval of said bonds to be
issued hereunder at a special election or elections to be held
for that purpose, or to be held for that and any other pur-
pose.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Booth, of Duval-
SHouse Bill No. 183:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, as recorder, to record
any or all instruments filed for record, by a photo-
graphic process in its most general sense; to provide
for equipment and for preservation of said records.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary B.

By Mr. Booth, of Duval-
House Bill No. 184:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 2788
of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, fixing the
compensation of the jurors of the Circuit Courts, Crimi-
nal Courts of Record, Civil Courts of Record, County
Courts, County Judges Courts and Justice of the Peace
Courts.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary B.









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By Mr. Davis, of Leon-
House Bill No. 185:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 4608,
4612, 4632, 4633, and 4645 of the Revised General Statutes
of the State of Florida relating to the rights, duties, powers
and proceedings of and by the railroad commission.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Railroads, Telegraph and Telephones.

By Mr. Davis, of Leon-
House Bill No. 186:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the levy of
taxes for the years 1927 and 1928 and to repeal all other
authorized levies of taxes not herein and hereby continued
in force by this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.

By Mr. Carroll, of Escambia-
House Bill No. 187:
A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the compensation of
the Judge of the Court of Record in and for Escambia
County, to be paid by the County of Escambia.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Churchwell, of Columbia-
House Bill No. 188:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of
Boards of Public Instruction of Counties in the State of
Florida having a population according to the 1925 State
census of not less than 15,551 and not more than 16,000.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Churchwell moved that House Bill No. 188 be
placed on the Calendar without reference to Committee.
Which was agreed to by unanimous consent.

By Mr. MacKenzie, of Lake-
House Bill No. 189:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of
Chapter 9120, Laws of Florida, as amended by Chapter
10025 of the Laws of Florida, approved June 6th, 1925,
entitled "An Act to amend Section 1 and 12 of Chapter










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9120 of the Laws of Florida, approved May 30th, 1923
entitled 'An Act imposing license taxes upon gasoline
or other like products of petroleum; providing for re-
ports of sale of such commodities to the Comptroller of
the State of Florida; providing for the disposition of
the monies derived from such tax and fixing a penalty
for the violation of the provisions of this Act and to
repeal all laws in conflict with this Act'."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Finance and Taxation.

By Mr. Lawler, of Lee-
House Bill No. 190:
A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the Caloosa-
hatchee Improvement District and repealing Chapter 10437,
Acts of 1925, Laws of Florida, entitled "An Act to estab-
lish Caloosahatchee Improvement District in this State and
define its boundaries; to create a Board of Commissioners
for said district and to define its powers; authorizing the
improvement of the Caloosahatchee River and other natural
waterways, the construction of canals, dikes, drains, reser-
voirs and other works for the reclamation, improvement
and benefit of the lands and other property embraced in
said District, and to levy assessments of taxes upon the
lands and other property embraced in said District and to
provide for the collection of the same, and to enforce the
collection of such assessments; and to authorize the Board
of Commissioners of said District to borrow money and to
issue bonds and dispose of the same to procure money to
carry out the provisions of this Act; to prevent injury to
any works constructed under this Act and to provide a pen-
alty for violating such provisions."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Canals and Drainage.

By Mr. Lawler, of Lee-
House Bill No. 191:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting the withdrawal
of original documents from the files of Courts in this State
after the same have been filed in evidence in any suit or
action, excepting upon stipulation of counsel of record for
all parties to the suit or action.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Mr. Collier, of Collier-
House Bill No. 192:
A bill to be entitled An Act to ratify, approve, validate
and confirm all of the proceedings taken by the County
Commissioners of Collier County in and about the con-
struction and contracts for the construction of roads, high-
ways, bridges and culverts, and to ratify, approve, validate
and confirm any and all contracts made by the County of
Collier for the construction, repair, extension, hard sur-
facing or improvement of any and all highways, roads,
bridges and culverts within the territory of Collier County.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Collier, of Collier-
House Bill No. 193:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 50 of
Chapter 9751, Special Acts of 1923, entitled: "An Act to
create and establish a municipality to be known and desig-
nated as town of Everglades and to define its territorial
boundaries and provide for the organization and govern-
ment thereof, and for its jurisdiction, powers and privileges,
and to provide for the assessment and collection of taxes
therein; and to authorize the imposition of penalties for the
violation of its ordinances."
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Varnum, of Escambia-
House Bill No. 194:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of
County Commissioners of Escambia County, Florida, to
issue and use or sell bonds of said County to an amount
not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars for the
purpose of reimbursing the Chamber of Commerce of
Pensacola and persons interested by it, the moneys ad-
vanced to pay for, condition and construct railroad
tracks thereto, a tract of land recently purchased for
and accepted by the United States as a Navy Flying
Field near the City of Pensacola with interest actually
paid by them; authorizing the sale of said bonds at
public or private sale at not less than par; authorizing
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aforesaid; and providing for the creation of a 'singing
and interest fund and the levy each year of a tax for
such fund sufficient to pay the interest upon and princi-
pal of said bonds as same become due.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Varnum, of Escambia-
House Bill No. 195:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of
County Commissioners of Escambia County, Florida, to
pay to the widow of Archie Jones a sum not exceeding
$1,250.00 on account of the death of her husband by
the fall of a county convict building while the deceased
was in the discharge of his duties as a County employee
in connection with the working of county convicts upon
the county public roads.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Collier, of Collier-
House Bill No. 196:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create and establish a
municipality to be known and designated as the Town of
Collier City and to define its territorial boundaries and
provide for the organization and government thereof, and
for its jurisdiction, powers and privileges, and to provide
for the assessment and collection of taxes therein and for
the acquiring and appropriation of property for city pur-
poses and to authorize the imposition of penalties for the
violation of its ordinances.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Messrs. Tervin and Perry, of Manatee-
House Bill No. 197:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 11287
of the Laws of Florida, entitled An Act to create and
establish a municipality to be known as the City of Verna
in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, Florida, and to fix and
provide its territorial limits, to prescribe and authorize
its jurisdiction and powers, and the jurisdiction and powers
of its officers.










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Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Davis, of Leon-
House Bill No. 198:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5086, of
the Revised General Statutes of Florida, entitled "Meaning
of Pugilistic Exhibitions."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Amusement.

By Mr. Patterson, of Polk-
House Bill No. 199:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Sarah
Catherine Jenkins and to authorize her name to be entered
upon the pension roll of the State of Florida, and to author-
ize the payment of a pension to her.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Pensions.

By Mr. Hardin, of Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 200:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Ben-
jamin J. Jernigan, Sr., of Santa Rosa County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Pensions.

By Mr. Jackson of St. Lucie-
House Bill No. 201:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5 of
Chapter 7592,,Laws of Florida, entitled "An Act to or-
ganize and establish a county court in and for St. Lucie
County, Florida; to prescribe the terms thereof, to pre-
scribe its jurisdiction and powers, to provide for the ap-
pointment of a prosecuting attorney for said court, and
prescribing the fees and the salaries for the judge and the
prosecuting attorney of said court, the transfer of causes
from other courts and matters pertaining thereto."
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.











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By Mr. Varnum, of Escambia-
House Bill No. 202:
A bill to be entitled An Act to supplement and amend
Chapter 6746, Laws of Florida, known as the Commission
Government Charter of the City of Pensacola, and to
enlarge and extend the authority and powers of the
City of Pensacola, a municipal corporation; to provide
for, build, establish, equip, furnish, maintain, operate
and support a Municipal Hospital in the City of Pensa-
cola; to issue and provide for the payment of negotiable
bonds of the said City of Pensacola for the same; and
providing for the submission of the proposition of the
issuance of said bonds for said purpose to the qualified
electors of the City of Pensacola at an election to be
held for that purpose.
Which was 'read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Householder, of Seminole-
House Bill No. 203:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating the creation
and organization of Slavia Drainage District of Semi-
nole County, Florida by the Circuit Court of Semi-
nole County, Florida, and all Acts of said district and
its Board of Supervisors, and all assessments of taxes
by said district and defining the boundaries of said
district and its term of existence, and validating all
decrees of the Circuit Court of Seminole County affect-
ing said district heretofore entered and authorizing
said Slavia Drainage District to issue bonds for the
purposes of said district.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Getzen of Sumter-
House Bill No. 204:
A bill to be entitled An Act to permit the qualified voters
of Sumter County, Florida, to decide whether live stock
shall be allowed to run or roam at large within the terri-
torial limits of said county, and to require the fencing of
county boundaries, and providing for the enforcement and
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of live stock found running or roaming at large in said
county.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Frisbee moved that House Bill No. 204 be referred
to the Committee on Live Stock
Which was not agreed to.
And House Bill No. 204 was placed on the Local Cal-
endar.

By Mr. Catts, of Palm Beach (by request)-
House Bill No. 205:
A bill to be entitled An Act to fix and determine the
compensation and remuneration of all county officials in
the State of Florida, now paid in whole or in part by fees,
commission, or by one or more of said methods of pay-
ment; to require reports by said officials; to provide for
the duty of the Board of County Commissioners in refer-
ence thereto; to provide for the distribution of moneys col-
lected hereunder; and to provide for the auditing of the
accounts of said officers; to provide a minimum compensa-
tion of certain officials and the manner of payment thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."

By Mr. Sale, of Bay-
SHouse Bill No. 206:
A bill to be entitled An Act to define the territorial
jurisdiction of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida;
to create an additional Judicial Circuit to be known as the
Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit of Florida, and to create
the Circuit Court thereof, and to define the territorial
jurisdiction thereof; and to provide the time for holding
terms of the circuit court in each of such judicial circuits,
and to provide for a Circuit Judge and State's Attorney
in the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary E.

By Mr. 0 'Neil, of Hernando-
House Bill No. 207:
A bill to be entitled An Act to permit citizens and resi-
dents of Hernando County, Florida, to catch or take fish,
by hook, spear or gig from the fresh water lakes and streams











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of said County, and to prohibit the sale of fish taken from
said waters.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. O'Neil, of Hernando-
House Bill No. 208:
A bill to be entitled An Act to require owners of motor
vehicles to pay the State and County tax thereon at the
time of registering the same, and procuring a license tag
therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.

By Mr. Tervin, of Manatee-
House Bill No. 209:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the City of
Samoset, a municipal corporation in Manatee County,
Florida, to issue and sell bonds, in an amount not ex-
ceeding thirty-five thousand dollars for the purpose of
paying the outstanding indebtedness of said city; for
the purpose of erecting and equipping a City Hall and
Jail; for the purpose of acquiring, by purchase or other-
wise, land for use as dumping grounds of said city; for
the purpose of acquiring by purchase or otherwise, ad-
ditional land for municipal building and municipal
parks, and to provide for the assessing of a tax on all
taxable property in said city for the purpose of paying
the interest and creating a sinking fund for the final
retirement of said bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Householder, of Seminole-
House Bill No. 210:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section Four
of Chapter 10175, of the Laws of Florida of 1925, ap-
proved June 12th, 1925.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary E.

By Mr. MacKenzie, of Lake-
House Bill No. 211:
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Chapter 5947 of the Laws of Florida, relating to the
qualifications and examination of Optometrists, ex-
penses thereof and revocation of certificates of qualifica-
tion, entitled: "An Act to regulate the practice of Op-
tometrists; to provide for a Board of Examiners, and
for the examination of practitioners of Optometry, for
the regulation of licensed practitioners, and prescribing
penalty for its violation;" and to amend Section 6 and
9 of Chapter 5947 as amended by Sections 1 and 2 of
Chapter 6492, Laws of Florida; and Sections 3 and 4
of Chapter 8580 of the Laws of Florida; and to amend
Section 3 of Chapter 6492 of the Laws of Florida, relat-
ing to the qualification and examination of Optometrists,
expenses thereof, and revocation of certificates of quali-
cation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Public Health.

By, Messrs. Tervin and Perry, of Manatee-
House Bill No. 212:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board
of Public Instruction of Manatee County, Florida, to
issue and sell interest bearing coupon warrants in a
sum not exceeding $300,000.00 for the purpose of re-
tiring outstanding indebtedness and for operating ex-
penses of the schools of said County; and providing for
the payment of interest and final redemption of said
interest bearing coupon warrants, and for an election to
be held for the ratification or rejection of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Mir. Getzen, of Sumter--
House Bill No. 213:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing license taxes upon
gasoline or other like products of petroleum; providing for
report of sale of such commodities to the Comptroller of
the State of Florida; providing for the disposition of the
monies derived from such tax and fixing a penalty for the
violation of the provision of this Act and to repeal certain
laws in conflict with this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. McKinney, of Dixie County, Chairman of the
Committee on State Pensions, submitted the following
report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on State Pensions, to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill 104:
A bill to be entitled An Act to grant William N. Bul-
lard of Lafayette County, Florida, a former Confederate
soldier, a pension under the Laws of the State of Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recom-
mend that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-A. D. Andrews, W. A. Register, J. D. Smith,
J. A. Hagan and J. M. McKinney.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
J. M. McKINNEY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 104, contained in the above re-
port, was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on
Second Reading.

Mr. Stephens, of Hamilton County, Chairman of the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, submitted the
following report:










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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to
whom was referred-
House Bill No. 52:
A bill to be entitled An Act forbidding the making,
publishing, disseminating o'r circulating of any advertise-
ment containing any untrue, deceptive, or misleading
statement, assertion or representation by any person,
firm, corporation or association and providing the penal-
ty therefore and providing when the said Act shall be-
come effective.
Have had the same under consideration, and recom-
mend that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-A. C. Stephens, J. C. Hobson, H. K. Jackson,
Stalnaker.
Nays-None.
Absent-Byrd, Wynn, Hendry (Taylor).
Very respectfully,
A. C. STEPHENS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 52, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

Mr. Scofield, of Citrus County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary E, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:

Your Committee on Judiciary E, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 133:
A bill to be entitled An Act permitting suits at law and











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in equity or either to be brought either by or against a
married woman for or concerning her real estate, and to
amend Section 3951, Revised General Statutes of Florida,
relating to suits by married women concerning their real
estate.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Scofield, Chairman, Householder, Getzen, Ketch-
um, Sale, Valz, Victor, McKenzie, and Farnell.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
GEO. W. SCOFIELD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No, 133, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

Mr. Scofield, of Citrus County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary E, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on Judiciary E, to whom was referred.
House Bill No. 96:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing and fixing the
territories and boundaries of the Seventh Judicial Circuit;
creating the Twenty-third Judicial Circuit; providing for a
Circuit Judge and States Attorney in the Twenty-third
Judicial Circuit and providing and fixing the time for
holding of the terms of Circuit Court in the said Twenty-
third Circuit.and the effect upon pending litigation, and
to make appropriations for the payment of salaries of the
Judge and States Attorney.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
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Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Scofield, Householder, Getzen, Ketchum, Sale,
Valz, Victor, McKenzie and Farnell.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
GEO. W. SCOFIELD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 96, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

Mr. Scofield, of Citrus County, Chairman of the Commit-
tee on Judiciary E, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir.:

Your Committee on Judiciary "E," to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 132:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to depositions
and to prescribe a method for taking the testimony by
depositions of witnesses in civil judicial proceedings.
Have had the same under consideration, and recom-
mend that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Scofield, Householder, Farnell, Getzen, Ketchum,
McKenzie, Sale, Valz and Victor.
SNays-None.
Very respectfully,
GEO W. SCOFIELD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 132, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

Mr. Varnum, of Escambia County, Vice-Chairman of
the Committee on Game, submitted the following report:











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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:

Your. Committee on Game, to whom was referred-
House Bill No. 13:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 10527,
the same being a special Act passed at the session of the
Legislature in the year of our Lord A. D. 1925; in so far
as it applies to Okaloosa County, Florida; the same being
"An Act to regulate the taking of fish in the fresh and
salt waters of the counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Oka-
loosa and Walton of the State of Florida; to provide for
the licensing of sport fishermen in the said counties; to
provide for enforcement thereof and a rule of evidence in
prosecutions thereunder; and for the forfeiture of fishing
tackle and devices unlawfully used."
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Varnum, Booth, Churchwell, Collier, Crews,
Davidson, McKenney, Bruns.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
J. H. VARNUM,,
Vice Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 13, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.
Mr. Hendry, of Taylor- County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary B, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.
Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:
Your Committee on Judiciary B, to whom was referred--













House Bill No. 17:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5955 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida relating to discharge
and recall of Grand Jury.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Bell, Booth, Bryan, Kennedy, Lawler, Ste-
phens, Hendry.
Nays-None.
Absent-Ellis, Andrews.
Very respectfully,
W. T. HENRY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 17, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

Mr. Hendry, of Taylor County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary B, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on Judiciary B, to whom was referred-
House Bill No. 23:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2704, of
the Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating to Per-
jury.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Booth, Bryan, Ellis, Kennedy, Lawler,
Stephens, Hendry.
Nays-None.
Absent-Bell, Andrews.
Very respectfully,
W. T. HENDRY,
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And House Bill No. 23, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

Mr. Hendry, of Taylor County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary B, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.
Hon.- Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on Judiciary B, to whom was referred--
House Bill No. 22:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2692
(1492) of the Revised General Statutes of Florida relating
to the Challenge of Jurors.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Booth, Bryan, Ellis, Stephens, Hendry.
Nays-Messrs. Bell, Kennedy, Lawler.
Absent-Mr. Andrews.
Very respectfully,
W. T. HENRY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 22, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

Mr. Hendry, of Taylor County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary B, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:
Your Committee on Judiciary B, to whom was referred-











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House Bill No. 25:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2906
(1696) of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating
to Procurement of Bills of Exception."
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Bell, Booth, Kennedy, Lawler, Stephens,
Hendry.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Andrews, Ellis, Bryan.
Very respectfully,
W. T. HENDRY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 25, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

Mr. Lawler, Jr., of Lee County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on County Officials, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on County Officials, to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 6:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting State or County
officers whose compensation in whole or in part is paid by
fees and commissions from making overcharges and pre-
scribing penalties therefore.
Have had the same under consideration, recommend the
following amendment for adoption:
In Section 1, line 3, after the word "instance" insert
the following: "knowingly and wilfully."
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that the same do pass, as amended.











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Committee vote was as follows :
Yeas-Messrs. Lawler;, Jr., Bullard, Andrews, Frisbee,
Lowe, Smith, Vining.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,' .
S. W. LAWYER, Jr.,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 6, contained in the above report, was
ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second Reading.

Mr. Frisbee, of Clay County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on State Prisons and Prisoners, submitted the
following report: : ': .
House of Representatives,
STallahasse'e, Florida, April 12; 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on State Prisons and Prisoners, to
whom was referred--
House Bill No. 117:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 6266
and 6267, Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating
to the Chaplain for Convicts at the State Prison and
providing for the employment, residence, duties and
salary for such Chaplain.
Have had the same under consideration, and recom-
mend that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mr. G. W. Scofield.
Nays-Messrs. B. M. Frisbee, R. L. Millinor, J. E.
Whitty, W. M. Davidson.
Very respectfully,
B. M. FRISBEE,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 117, contained in the above re-
port, was ordered laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Lawler, Jr., of Lee County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on County Officials, submitted the following re-
port:










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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on County Officials, to whom was
*referred-
House Bill No. 151:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 8494,
Laws of 1921, in as far as it relates to the compensa-
tion of State Attorneys, in Judicial Circuits having five
or more Counties therein.
Have had the same under consideration, and recom-
mend that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Lawler, Jr., Bullard, Andrews, Frisbee, Lowe,
Smith, Vining, Weede.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
S. W. LAWLER, Jr.,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 151, contained in the above re-
port, was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on
Second Reading.

Mr. Bell, of DeSoto County, Chairman of the Committee
on Live Stock, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:
Your Committee on Live Stock, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 31:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the purchase
and distribution of Anti-Hog Cholera Serum and Hog
Cholera Virus for the suppression of Hog Cholera in the










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State of Florida by the State Live Stock Sanitary Board;
the method of making appropriation therefore and handling
of moneys accruing from the sale thereof.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that it do pass with the following amendments:
Committee Amendment No. 1. At the conclusion of said
bill, add the following:
Sec. 8. All laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith
are hereby repealed.
Committee Amendment No. 2.
In line one, Section five, strike out the words sixty thous-
and dollars and numbers ($60,000.00) and insert in lieu
thereof the words fifty thousand dollars and numbers
($50,000.00).
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Bell, Register, Weeks, Turner, O'Neil, Victor,
Wester, Hendry, Christian, Getzen, Crews (Hardee), Park-
er and Wilson.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
W. D. BELL,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 31, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

Mr. MacKenzie, of Lake County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Education "A," submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 12; 19274

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on Education "At," to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 80:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 16 and
22, Chapter 9122, Acts of 1923, approved May 30, 1923,
entitled "An Act prescribing the number, names, and re-










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quirements for certificates of teachers and for the issuance
of the certificates; to provide for a system of teachers' ex-
aminations; to prescribe the duties of County Superin-
tendents relative to the conducting of examinations; to
provide for a teachers' reading circle course; to give the
force of law to the rules and regulations prescribed by the
State Board of Education for-the execution of the pro-
visions of this Act; and to repeal all laws in conflict with
this Act."
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that it do pass with the following amendment:
SIt was moved and seconded that the word "successfully"
in the third line of Section 16 be omitted.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Weede, Varnum, Padgett, Carn, Burns,
Booth, MacKenzie.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
W. A. MACKENZIE,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 80, contained in the above report,
was ordered. placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

Mr. MacKenzie, of Lake County, Chairman of the
Your Committee on Education "A," to whom was re-
port:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Committee on Education "A," submitted the following re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 92:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating two positions
of Assistant State Supervisor of Elementary Schools;
prescribing their qualifications and duties and making
appropriation for their compensation and expenses;
creating the position of County Supervisor of Schools;










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prescribing qualifications and duties, and fixing mini-
mum salary of those holding this position; making pro-
vision for the payment of a part of such salary; repeal-
ing Chapter 6539 (No. 119), Acts of the Legislature of
the State of Florida of 1913, entitled, "An Act provid-
ing for the betterment of the 'rural schools by creating
rural school inspectors and prescribing their duties and
making appropriation for their compensation and ex-
penses."
Also-
House Bill No. 93:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for Teacher-
Training Departments in High Schools and making ap-
propriations therefore.
Have had the same under consideration, and recom-
mend that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Weede, Varnum, Padgett, Cam, Burns, Booth,
MacKenzie.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
W. A. MacKENZIE,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bills Nos. 92 and 93, contained in the
above report, were ordered placed on the Calendar of
Bills on Second Reading.

Mr. Bryant, of Polk County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "A," submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.
Hon. Fred. H. Davis;
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Judiciary "A," to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 130:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the time within
which claims or demands against the estate of a decedent
shall be presented for payment, prescribing the person. to
whom, and the place at which, the same shall be presented,










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and providing for the filing and docketing thereof by the
County Judge; and providing that claims or demands not
so presented within said time shall be barred by limitation.
Have had the same under consideration, and recom-
mend that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mlessrs. Catts, Jr., Conely, Dillon, Gregory, Kan-
ner, Knight and Bryant.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
TIOS. W. BRYANT,
Chairman pf Committee.
And House Bill No. 130, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

Mr. Hendry, of Taylor County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "B," submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on Judiciary "B," to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 136:
A bill to be entitled An Act defining and fixing terri-
tory and boundaries of tle Eighth Judicial Circuit; creat-
ing the Twenty-second Judicial Circuit; providing for a
Circuit Judge and State Attorney in the Twenty-second
Judicial Circuit; and providing and fixing time for the
holding of Terms of the Circuit Court in said Twenty-
second Circuit; and effecting on pending litigation, and
making appropriation for payment of salaries of Judge
and State's Attorney.
Have. had the same under consideration, and recom-
mend that the same do pass.









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.Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Bell, Booth, Bryan, Ellis, Kennedy,
Lawler, Stephens, Hendry.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Andrews.
Very respectfully,
W. T. HENDRY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 136, contained in the above report,
was ordered on the Calendar of Bills on Second Reading.

Mr. Hendry, of Taylor County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "B," submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on Judiciary "B," to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 4:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5270 of
the Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating to the
boxing of timber on land of another, and prescribing the
burden of proof in prosecution thereunder.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that the same do pass with the following amendments:
Amendment No. 1: In the Title, strikeout the word
"( prescribing."
Amendment No. 2: Strike out Sections 1, 2 and 3 and
insert in lieu thereof the following:
Section 1. That Section 5270 (3414) of the Revised
General Statutes of Florida, be and the same is hereby
amended to read as follows:
5270 (3414). Boxing or cutting of timber, removing
stone, gravel, etc., from the land of another. Whoever
commits a trespass by cutting, boxing, scraping, girdling
or otherwise injuring or destroying any timber or trees
of any kind standing or being on the land of another, or
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the land of another, or by taking or carrying away any
stone or gravel, shell, clay, sand, turf or mold or anything
which has theretofore been a parcel of the realty, from
the land of another, or by causing any of the aforesaid acts
and things to be done, without having the written consent
of the owner of said land to do the particular act or thing
done or sought to be done, shall be punished by a fine not
exceeding Five Hundred Dollars, or by imprisonment in
the County Jail for not more than six months, or by both
such fine and imprisonment. Each act or thing done in
violation of the above provisions shall constitute a separate
offense, and may be charged accordingly.
Section 2. Until it is made to appear by the defendant
in any prosecution under this Act that the boundary lines
of the tract of land alleged to have been trespassed upon
as aforesaid, had been surveyed, located and marked out
by a competent surveyor, prior to the acts constituting
such trespass, mistake as to the boundary lines of such
lands shall not be admissible in evidence as a defense or
in mitigation of the offense charged.
Section 3. This Act shall take effect upon its becoming
a law.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Booth, Bryan, Ellis, Kennedy, Stephens,
Hendry.
Nays-Messrs. Bell and Lawler.
Absent-Mr. Andrews.
Very respectfully,
W. T. HENDRY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 4, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

Mr. Bryant, of Polk County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "A," submitted the following report:









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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on Judiciary "A," to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 149:
"A bill to be entitled An Act to make it a misdemeanor for
any person, firm or corporation to move or kiause to be
moved from the place where same may be found, any auto-
mobile or other motor vehicle, without immediately notify-
ing the owner or person in possession thereof by notice in
writing to be served by the sheriff on such owner or other
person in possession of said automobile 'or motor vehicle, of
the pretended right and authority of said person, firm or
corporation to claim the right to seize and appropriate such
automobile or other motor vehicle and to provide that
the seizure, removal or sale or other disposition of any
automobile or other vehicle without compliance with this act,
shall be punished as for larceny.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass, as amended.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Catts Jr., Conely, Dillon, Gregory, Kanner,
Knight, Tervin, and Bryant.
Nays-None. "
Very respectfully,
THOSE. W. BRYANT,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 149, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

Mr. Hendry, of Taylor County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary B, submitted the following report:










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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April, 12, 1927.
Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Judiciary B, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 21:
A bill to be.entitled An Act to amend Sections 2771, 2772,
2773, 2776, 2777 and 2781 of the Revised General Statutes
of Florida relating to the qualification of jurors, the selec-
tion of jury lists, the transcription and preservation of jury
lists, the drawing of jury by circuit judge and the procedure
when jury panel quashed or none drawn and to repeal sec-
tion 2783 of the Revised General Statutes of Florida.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that the same do pass with the following amendments:,
Amendment No. 1. In the Title, line 2, strike out the
words and figures "And 2871" and insert in lieu thereof
the following: "2781 and 2784."
Amendment No. 2. After Section 6 insert the following:
Section 7. That Section 2784 (1582) of the Revised
General Statutes of Florida relating to deficiency of jurors
to try any cause, be and the same is hereby amended to
read as follows:
"2784 (1582) deficiency of jurors to try any cause.-
Whbenever it shall appear to the court that, by reason of
challenges or otherwise, a sufficient number of jurors of
those drawn and summoned cannot be obtained for the
trial of any cause in the circuit court, criminal or county
court, the court shall draw or cause to be drawn from the
box, to be summoned, a sufficient number of qualified
jurors.to complete the panel for the trial of such cause.
And change the number of the remaining sections ac-
cordingly.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Booth, Bryan, Ellis, Kennedy, Stephens,
Hendry.
Nays-Messrs. Bell, Lawler.
Absent-Mr. Andrews.
Very respectfully,
W. T. HENDRY,
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And House Bill No. 21, contained in the above report,
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading.

REPORTS OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED
BILLS.

Mr. Varnum, of Escambia County, Chairman of the
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House
of Representatives, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 13, 19'27.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Joint Co6mmittee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred :
(Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1):
A Concurrent Resolution providing that the Legislature,
on behalf of the people of the State of Florida, officially
welcome the United Confederate Veterans to our State, and
extend to them our most cordial greetings, with the sincere
wish for their continued happiness and well being.
Beg leave to report that the same has this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,
J. H. VARNUM,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills on
the Part of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Varnum, of Escambia County, Chairman of the
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House
of Representatives, submitted the following report:









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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 13, 1927.

Hon. Fred. H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred
(House Bill No. 35):
An Act to provide for an appropriation of ten thousand
dollars ($10,000.00) as a supplemental fund to purchase
Hog Cholera Serum and Hog Cholera Virus and its distri-
bution.

Also-
(House Bill No. 19)
An Act to validate sixty thousand dollars ($60,000)
Street Improvement Bonds, series B, of the Town of Perry,
Florida, including the proceedings to authorize the issuance
of said bonds and the proceedings for the levy of special
assessments for their payment, and declaring said bonds to
constitute valid and legally binding obligations of said
Town of Perry, Florida.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
enrolled and herewith present the same for the signatures
of the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Represen-
tatives.
Very respectfully,
J. A. VARNUM,
Chairnran of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills on
the Part of the House of Representatives.
The Bills contained in the above report were thereupon
duly signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House
of Representatives in open session, and ordered referred to
the Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills on the
part of the House of Representatives to be conveyed to
the Senate for the signatures of the President and Secretary
thereof.










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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 13, 1927.
Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred:
(House Bill No. 35):
An Act to Provide for an appropriation of ten thousand
dollars ($10,000.00) as a supplemental fund to purchase
Hog Cholera Serum and Hog Cholera Virus and its distri-
bution.

Also-
(House Bill No. 19):
An Act to validate sixty thousand dollars ($60,000)
Street Improvement Bonds, series B, of the Town of Perry,
Florida, including the proceedings to authorize the issuance
of said bonds and the proceedings for the levy of special
assessments for their payment, and declaring said bonds to
constitute valid and legally binding obligations of said
Town of Perry, Florida.
Beg leave to report that the same have this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,
J. H. VARNUM,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills on
the Part of the House of Representatives .
Mr. Varnum, of Escambia County, Chairman of the
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House
of Representatives, submitted the following report:
Mr. MacKenzie moved that the House now take up bills
of a local nature.
Which was agreed to.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS OF A LOCAL
NATURE ON SECOND READING.
Mr. Auvil moved that the vote by which House Bill
No. 37:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize and validate the
creation of Special Road and Bridge District Number One
of Pasco County, Florida, and the issuance of negotiable









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time warrants styled road debentures of said district, and
all proceedings heretofore had with respect thereto.
Passed the House on yesterday, be now reconsidered.
Which was agreed to by unanimous consent.
Mr. Auvil, of Pasco, offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 37:
Immediately after the title and just before Section 1, in-
sert the following: Be it enacted by the Legislature of the
State of Florida.
Mr. Auvil moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Auvil moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 37 as amended be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wal-
ton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts,
Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Law-
ler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), Mc-
Kenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn--93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 32:
A bill to be entitled An Act to change the name of the
City of San Antonio, in Pasco County, Florida, from its
present name to the City of Lake Jovita.
Was taken up.









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Mr. Auvil moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 32 be read a second time by its title only.
Which 'was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And I-ouse Bill No. 32 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Auvil moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 32 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 32 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Anvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bu1iard (Wal-
ton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts,
Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Law-
ler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), Mc-
Kenzie (Putnam), McKinney, 'McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 47:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 8665,
Laws of Florida, adopted by the Legislature of Florida
at its regular Session, 1921, entitled An Act to authorize
the Board of County Commissioners of DeSoto County to
employ an Auditor to audit the accounts of matters sub-
ject to the jurisdiction of said Board and to fix his salary.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bell moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 47 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.










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And House Bill No. 47 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 47 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 47 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James,
Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory,
Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla),
Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor),
Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie,
(Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O 'Neil,
Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas,
Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede,
Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93,
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 48:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the City Council
of the City of Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida, to issue
bonds in a sum not to exceed One Hundred Thousand Dol-
lars, the proceeds thereof to be placed in the bond sinking
fund of said city for the retirement of bonds presently to
become due, to provide the rate of interest said bonds shall
bear, and to authorize the levy and collection of a tax for
the payment and interest of said bonds.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bell moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 48 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.










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And House Bill No. 48 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 48 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 48 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James,
Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory,
Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla),
"Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor),
Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie,
(Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil,
Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas,
Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede,
Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93,
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated .
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

"House Bill No.: 84:
A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the office of bond
trustees in Glades County, Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bales moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 84 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. .84 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bales moved that the rules be further waived aind
that House Bill No. 84 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
SAnd House Bill No. 84 was read a third time in full.












Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker 1 Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James,
Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cari, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory,
Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla)',
Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor),
Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinbr, MacKenzie,
(Lake), McKerizie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran,: O'Neil,
Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas,
Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede,
"Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93,
Nays--None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 85:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of
County Commissiioers of the County of Glades, Florida.
to issue negotiable bonds of said county in ah amount not
exceeding fifty thousand ($50,000) dollars, for the purpose
of completing the construction and equipment of the Court
House now under construction in said county, and to pro-
vide for the payment of principal and interest of said
bonds.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bales moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 85 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 85 was read a second time by its
title only.
M-r. Bales moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 85 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to b y a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 85 was read a third time in full.










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Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J,, Pinellas), Booth (James,
Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory,
Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla),
Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor),
Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie,
(Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil,
Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas,
Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede,
Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93,
Nays-None. -
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 91:
A bill to be entitled An Act Fixing, Prescribing and
Regulating the Collection of Drainage Taxes in all
Special, or Sub-Drainage Districts in Glades County,
Florida, and fixing the amount of fees allowed for such
collection.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bales moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 91 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 91 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Bales moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 91 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 91 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:










282

Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas):, Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wal-
ton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carm, Carroll, Catts,
Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews
(Duval), 'Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass;
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Law-
ler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), Mc-
Kenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,:
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 131:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create and establish a
juvenile court in and for Pinellas County, Florida; to pro-
vide for a judge of said court and to define his powers and
duties; to provide for .the expense of said court and com-
pensation of said judge, and to provide for the appoint-
ment of probation officers and a clerk of the juvenile court.
Was taken up.
Mr. Booth (James, Pinellas) moved that the rules be
waived and that House Bill No. 131 be read a second time
by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 131 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Booth (James, Pinellas), moved that the rules be
further waived and that House Bill No. 131 be read a
third time in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 131 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:











283

Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wal-
ton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts,
Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry,.Conely, Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Law-
ler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), Mc-
Kenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the-bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

By Mr. Bryan-
House Bill No. 135:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing, empowering
and directing the Trustees ,of the Internal Improvement
Fund to execute and deliver, for the benefit of the cities
of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, a satisfaction of a
certain mortgage held by said Trustees upon certain lands
in Broward County, Florida, and fixing the conditions
upon which said satisfaction shall be executed and
delivered.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bryan (Broward), moved that the rules be waived
and that House Bill No. 135 be read a second time by its
title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 135 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bryan (Broward), moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 135 be read a third time
in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 135 was read a third time in full.











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Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J.,' Pinellas), Booth (James,
Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory,
Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla),
Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor),
Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie,
(Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil,
Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas,
Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede,
Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93,
Yeas-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 142:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida, to issue
and sell Fifteen Thousand ($15,000.00) Dollars worth of
Interest Bearing Time Warrants, for the purpose of paying
outstanding obligations of the County; to provide for the
payment of the principal and interest on said Time War-
rants.
Was taken up.
Mr. McKinney moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 142 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 142 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. McKinney moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 142 be read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 142 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the- toll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:











285

Yeas--Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wal-
ton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts,
Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Law-
ler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), Mc-
Kenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 143:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower
the Town Council of the Town of Cross City, Dixie County,
Florida, to issue and sell interest bearing negotiable bonds,
for the purpose of constructing, paving and maintaining
the streets in the corporate limits of the Town of Cross
City, Florida, and providing for the payment of the in-
terest and the creation of a sinking fund for the payment
of the principal of said interest bearing negotiable bonds.
"Was taken up.
Mr. McKinney moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 143 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 142 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. McKinney moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 143 be read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 143 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:











286
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wal-
ton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts,
Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Law-
ler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), Mc-
Kenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 144:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating the Myrtle
Creek Drainage District in De Soto County, Florida, pro-
viding for said district to proceed with the darinage
and reclamation of the lands embodied in said district
under the provision of Section 1098 Seq.: the same be-
ing Article One, Chapter Three, of Division One, Title
Seven, of the Revised General Statutes of Florida of
1920, and Acts amendatory, thereto, and making appli-
cable to said drainage district said laws, and providing
for the appointment of three supervisors to hold office
until their successors shall be elected and qualified.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bell moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 144 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 144 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 144 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.











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And House Bill No. 144 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James,
Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory,
Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla),
Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor),,
Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie,
(Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney,, McLeran, O'Neil,
Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas,
Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede,
Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93,
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 147:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
County Commissioners of Brevard County, Florida, to
issue negotiable bonds of said county in an amount not
exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars for the purpose of
paying or refunding a like amount of time warrants here-
tofore issued by said county to pay the cost of constructing,
reconstructing or making an addition to the county court
house and jail, authorizing the sale of said bonds or the
exchange thereof for said time warrants and providing for
the payment of principal of and interest on said bonds.
Was taken up.
Mr. Creel moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 147 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 147 was read a second time by its
title only.
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that House Bill No. 147 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 147 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Fiank J,, Pinellas), Booth (James,
Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory,
Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla),
Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor),
Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie,
(Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil,
Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas,
Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede,
Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93,.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 156:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating the creation,
establishment and organization of Sebastian River Drain-
age District in Indian River County, Florida, and author-
izing the issuance of negotiable interest bearing notes of
said drainage district in an amount not exceeding $50,000.00
for the purpose of paying current expense and indebtedness
incurred in the administration and operation of said dis-
trict.
Was taken up.
Mr. Knight moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 156 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 156 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Knight moved that the rules be further waived and











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that House Bill No. 156 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 156 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wal-
ton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts,
Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Iardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Law-
ler, Lee, Lewis,' Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), Mc-
Kenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 157:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
Supervisors of Fellsmere Drainage District, in Indian
River County, Florida, to levy a uniform maintenance tax
upon the taxable lands of said district.
Was taken up.
Mr. Knight moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 157 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 157 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Knight moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 157 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 157 was read a third time in full.
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Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wal-
ton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts,
Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Law-
ler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, iYacKenzie (Lake), Mc-
Kenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining,' Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 161:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 11395 (No.
60), of the Special Acts of 1925 of the Laws of Florida,
entitled "An Act to amend Chapter 9675 of the Special
Acts of 1923 of the Laws of Florida, entitled: 'An Act to
create and establish a municipality to be known as the City
of Anna Maria, in Manatee County, Florida, and to fix its
territorial limits, to prescribe and authorize its jurisdiction
and powers, and the jurisdiction and powers of its offi-
cers.' "'
Was taken up.
Mr. Tervin moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 161 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 161 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Tervin moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 161 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
"Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.











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And House Bill No. 161 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wal-
ton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts,
Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan. (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Law-
ler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), Mc-
Kenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 168:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present Muni-
cipal Government of the City of Fort Pierce, in the County
of St. Lucie, Florida, and to establish, organize and con-
stitute a municipality to be known as City of Fort Pierce,
and to define its territorial boundaries, and to' provide
for its jurisdiction, powers and privileges.
Was taken up.
Mr. Jackson moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 168 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 168 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Jackson moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 168 be read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 168 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
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Yeas-M r. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James,
Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory,
Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla),
Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor),
Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie,
(Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil,
Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas,
Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede,
Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93,
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 170:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of
Public Instruction fo'r the County of St. Lucie, State
of Florida, by Resolution to issue negotiable interest
bearing time warrants or bonds, bearing 6% interest per
annum, payable semi-annually, in such form, date, date
of maturity, and time and place of payments as the
said Board of Public Instruction may adopt in the ag-
gregate sum of not to exceed $100,000.00, the proceeds
of which to be used for the purpose of paying off and
liquidating the outstanding public indebtedness of said
Board of Public Instruction and to create a sinking
fund for the payment of the principal and interest there-
of, and to provide for the sale of the same.
Was taken up.
Mr. Jackson moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 170 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 170 was read a second time by its
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and that House Bill No. 170 be read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 170 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the 'roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James,
Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard' (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory,
Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla),
Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor),
Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Khight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie,
(Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil,
Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas,
Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede,
Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93,
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 171:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of
Commissioners of Fort Pierce Inlet District in St. Lucie
County, Florida, to issue and sell the bonds of said district
in the amount of six hundred and fifty thousand dollars
for the purpose of improving and maintaining the Fort
Pierce Inlet; providing for the levy and collection of taxes
to pay principal and interest of said bonds, and providing
for an election to determine whether said bonds shall be
issued.
Was taken up.
Mr. Jackson moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 171 be read a second time by its title only.
"Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 171 was read a second time by its
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Mr. Jackson moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 171 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 171 was read a third time in full.
Upon the call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth '(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wal-
ton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts,
Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Law-
ler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), Mc-
Kenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Seofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 175:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the City of
Lakeland, in Polk County, to issue bonds in an amount
not exceeding Six Hundred Thousand Dollars for the
purpose of creating a capital fund to be used for financing
and refinancing local improvements therein, and to pro-
vide for the payment of the principal of and interest on
such bonds.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bryant (Polk) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 175 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 175 was read a second time by its
title only.










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Mr. Bryant (Polk) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 175 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 175 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wal-
ton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts,
Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Law-
ler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), Mc-
Kenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 176:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the issuance
by the City of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, of certain
Light and Water Bonds in the sum of $300,000, and pro-
viding for the terms of the issuance of said bonds, and
providing for the levy of a tax to pay the interest and
principal on said bonds, and providing how said bonds
shall be paid.
Was taken up.
Mir. Bryant (Polk) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 176 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 176 was read a second time by its
title only.










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Mr. Bryant (Polk), moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 176 be read a third time
in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 176 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James,
Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory,
Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla),
Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor),
Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie,
(Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil,
Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas,
Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede,
Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93,
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 177:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating proceedings of
the City of Lakeland and its officers in regard to the in-
stallation of certain White Way system and the assessment
of the cost thereof and providing for the issuance of bonds
for the purpose of paying for the cost of said White Way
improvement, and providing how said bonds shall be paid.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bryant (Polk) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 177 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 177 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bryant (Polk) moved that the rules be further










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waived and that House Bill No. 177 be read a third time
in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 177 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James,
Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory,
Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla),
Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor),
Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie,
(Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil,
Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas,
Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede,
Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93,
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

Senate Bill No. 44:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the collection
of delinquent taxes due the City of Auburndale.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bryant (Polk), moved that the rules be waived and
that Senate Bill No. 44 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 44 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bryant .(Polk), moved that the rules be further
waived and that Senate Bill No. 44 be read a third time
in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 44 was read a third time in full.










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Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James,
Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory,
Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla),
Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor),
Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie,
(Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil,
Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas,
Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede,
Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93,
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

Senate Bill No. 47:
A bill to be entitled An Act to change the name of the
Town of East Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida, to
Dundee.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bryant (Polk) moved that the rules be waived and
that Senate Bill No. 47 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 47 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bryant (Polk) moved that the rules .be further
waived and that Senate Bill No. 47 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 47 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:









299

Yeas Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wal-
ton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts,
Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Law-
ler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), Mc-
Kenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

Senate Bill No. 48:
A bill to be entitled An Act to further amend Section
88 of the charter of the City of Winter Haven, Florida,
as the same was amended by Section 2 of Chapter 11302,
Acts of the Legislature of the State of Florida, regular
session of 1925.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bullard (Polk) moved that the rules be waived
and that Senate Bill No. 48 be read a second time by its
title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 48 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bullard (Polk) moved that the rules be further
waived and that Senate Bill No. 48 be read a third
time in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 48 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth









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(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel,
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James,
Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory,
Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla),
Harper, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor),
Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie,
(Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil,
Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas,
Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede,
Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93,
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

Senate Bill No. 49:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empower-
ing the City of Okeechobee, Florida, to borrow money
and to give the note of said city in evidence of said in-
debtedness.
Was taken up.
Mr. Conely moved that the rules be waived and that
Senate Bill No..49 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 49 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Conely moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 49 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 49 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wal-
ton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts,
Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews










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(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass,
Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Law-
ler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), Mc-
Kenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turned, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

The Speaker announced that Mr. Bacon was excused
from attendance upon the House on account of illness.

Mr. Hardin moved that House Bills No. 153 and 154 be
recalled from the Committee on Game and placed on the
Local Calendar.
Which was agreed to by unanimous consent.
Mr. Hardin moved that House Bill No. 155 be recalled
from the Committee on Fisheries, and placed on the Local
Calendar.
Which was agreed to by unanimous consent.

The hour of one o'clock P. M. having arrived the House
stood adjourned until ten o'clock A. M., Thursday, April
14, 1927.










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Thursday, April 14, 1927



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10
o'clock A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange) Andrews
(Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las, Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, .Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Get-
zen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Har-
per, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hob-
son, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, Knight,
Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake),
McKenzie (Putnam), McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson, Wynn-93.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
"The Journal of April 13th, 1927, was corrected, and as
corrected was approved.

The Speaker announced that Mr. Bacon would be ex-
cused from attendance at today's session of the House on
account of illness.









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READING OF COMMUNICATIONS.

The following communication was received and read:

Tampa, Florida, April 11, 1927.
The Florida State Legislative Body,
Tallahassee, Florida.

Gentlemen:

The Ohio State Legislature decided, after investigating
compulsory liability insurance in the State of Massa-
chusetts, that a driver's license was much more preferable,
as it was the means of avoiding accidents, whereas, com-
pulsory insurance increased accidents in Massachusetts.
Please vote for driver's license in the Uniform Motor
Vehicle Code adopted by the American Bar Association
after three years of investigation. A copy was recently
mailed to every member of your honorable body.
Yours very truly,
F. L. CLEVELAND,
Manager Tampa Motor Club.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee
on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.

INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS.

By Mr. McLeran, Chairman Committee Legislative Ex-
pense, and Mr. Weeks, Chairman Efficiency Committee--
House Resolution No. 17:
RESOLVED, That the Messenger of the House of Repre-
sentatives be relieved from his duties, as such, on Sundays
after 9 o'clock A. M. during the remainder of this session.
Which was read.
Mr. McLeran nioved that House Resolution No. 17 be
adopted.
Which was agreed to.
And the Resolution was adopted.









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CONSIDERATION OF SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
WHEREAS, The Legislature of the State of Florida has
thrown the arm of its protecting care around the Mocking
Bird by the enactment of suitable legislation; and
WHEREAS, The melody of its music has delighted the
hearts of residents and visitors to Florida from the days of
the rugged pioneer to the present comer; and
WHEREAS, This bird of matchless charm is found
throughout our State; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
Section 1. That the Mocking Bird be and it is hereby des-
ignated as the State Bird for the State of Florida.
Was taken up and read the second time in full.
Mr. Weeks moved that the resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
And the resolution was adopted.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the Senate.

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7:
Protesting the passage of the Federal Inheritance Tax.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mr. Wester moved the adoption of the resolution.
Mr. Tervin offered the following amendment to Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 7:
Insert "All members of Congress."
Mr. Tervin moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Wester moved that Senate Concurrent Resolution
No. 7, as amended, be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7, as amended,
was adopted.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the Senate.

INTRODUCTION OF MEMORIALS.
By Mr. Bell, of DeSoto-
House Memorial No. 1:
A Memorial directed to the President and Congress of
the United States requesting the establishment of Military
Schools or Camps for the purpose of training aviators upon










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the present Government Fields of Dorr and Carlstrom,
located near Arcadia, in DeSoto County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Bell moved that the rules be waived and that House
Memorial No. 1 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 1 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bell moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Memorial No. 1 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 1 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the Memorial the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conel.y, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Get-
zen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Har-
per, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hob-
son, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King; Knight,
Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake),
McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the memorial passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.
By Mr. Scofield, of Citrus-
House Bill No. 214:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for indeterminate
or minimum and maximum sentences in all criminal cases
not capital in which the sentence is to the State Prison.










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

By Mr. Thomas, of Bradford-
House Bill No. 215:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of
County Commissioners and members of Board of Public
Instruction of Counties in the State of Florida having a
population of not less than six thousand five hundred
(6,500) according to the State Census of 1925.
Which was read the first time by its title only.
Mr. Thomas moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 215 be placed on the Calendar without ref-
erence.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the bill was placed on the Calendar without refer-
ence to a committee.
Also-
(House Bill No. 216)
An Act to authorize and empower the Board
of Couhty Commissioners of Collier County, Flor-
ida, to extend, repair, improve, grade, construct and
hard surface or to have extended, repaired, improved,
graded, constructed or hard surfaced all or any part of
that road known and designated as "Tamiami Trail, as
well as any and all other roads or causeways in the terri-
tory of said county that now exist or that may be here-
after designated as public roads, including any and all
roads or bridges that may have been constructed by pri-
vate enterprises, that may be taken over by the County
Commissioners of Collier County as public roads or bridges
and to repair or construct bridges, causeways and culverts
on said roads; to issue and sell negotiable interest bearing
bonds, with or without interest coupons, not to exceed
in the aggregate the sum of Seven Hundred Fifty Thou--
sand ($750,000.00) Dollars; to use the proceeds thereof
for the extension, repairing, construction, improvement,
grading, or hard surfacing of said road or causeways, and
the repairing or construction of said bridges and culverts,
and in payment for any roads, causeways, or bridges so
constructed by private enterprise that may be taken over
by said County Commissioners, and to pay all or part of
any outstanding indebtedness for the doing of any work
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public roads, bridges or culverts that may remain unpaid;
also to redeem, purchase or refund any outstanding time
warrants issued under the provisions of Chapter 9409,
Acts of 1923; to provide for the levy and collection of a
Special Tax against the taxable property of said county
for the purpose of paying the interest of such bonds, and
to provide for a Sinking Fund for the redemption thereof
at maturity; to provide for the use of said funds for road
and bridge purposes in case such bonds are not sold; and
providing for the purchase, liquidation or redemption of
said bonds or any part thereof upon the issuance of any
other bonds for such purposes, and providing for the
substitution of such other bonds with the consent of the
holder or holders of such bonds to be issued hereunder;
provided that any bonds issued hereunder shall not impair
the validity of any other warrants or bonds issued under
any other Act applicable to Collier County and that the
powers herein granted shall be in addition to any and all
other powers granted or reserved by General or Special
Law.
Which was read the first time by its title.

Mr. Collier moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 216 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 216 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Collier moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 216 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 216 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Get-
zen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Har-
per, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hob-









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son, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight,
Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake),
McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Collier moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 216 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the Senate
immediately.

By Mr. Bruns of Osceola-
House Bill No. 217:
A bill to be entitled An Act to validate one hundred and
twenty thousand dollars ($120,000.00) street improvement
bonds of the City of St. Cloud, Florida, including the pro-
ceedings to authorize the issuance of said bonds and the
proceedings for the levy of special assessments for their
payment, and declaring said bonds to constitute valid and
legally binding obligations of said City of St. Cloud,
Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Register, of Leon-
House Bill No. 218:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 3, Chapter
10256, Acts of 1925, approved June 8, 1925, entitled "An
Act to require the teaching of the Constitution of the
American Institutions and Ideals in all the public high
schools, universities and colleges of this State; requiring
that all applicants for teachers' certificates shall also pass
a satisfactory examination. thereon and show loyalty
thereto, and providing a penalty for the wilful violation
thereof."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Education B.









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By Messrs. Smith and Wester, of Jackson-
House Bill No. 219:
A bill to be entitled An Act making an appropriation for
the upkeep of the monument and grounds at Marianna,
erected to commemorate the Battle of Marianna.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.

By Mr. Weede, of Dade-
House Bill No. 220:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present muni-
cipal government of the Town of Opa-Locka, in the County
of Dade, and State of Florida; and to organize and estab-
lish a city government for the same; to prescribe its juris-
diction and power; and to authorize the imposition of
penalties for the violation of its ordinances.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr: Weede moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 220 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 220 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Weede moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 220 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
And House Bill No. 220 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las, Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Get-
zen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Har-
per, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hob-
son, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight,
Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake),
McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,









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Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.

Mr. Weede moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 220 be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the Senate
immediately.

By Mr. Creel, of Brevard-
House Bill No. 221:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
Public Instruction of Brevard County, Florida, to pro-
cure a loan of not exceeding Eighty Thousand Dollars
($80,000.00) and pay interest thereon at a rate not ex-
ceeding six (6) per cent. per annum, for the purpose of
funding its outstanding floating indebtedness; to authorize
said board in order to procure said loan, to issue and sell
not exceeding Eighty Thousand Dollars ($80,000.00) in
principal amount of interest bearing coupon bonds or
warrants and to make provision for a sinking fund for
the retirement of said bonds or warrants and the interest
to become due thereon; to regulate the expenditure of the
sum derived from the sale of said bonds or warrants and
to provide for the validation of said bonds and warrants.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Lee of Highlands-
House Bill No. 222:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5055, Re-
vised General Statutes of Florida, A. D. 1920, relating to
robbery by person armed.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary C.

By Mr. Lee of Highlands-
House Bill No. 223:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 10648,










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Laws of Florida, same being an Act to require a new regis-
tration of electors within the County of Highlands.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Lee, of Highlands-
House Bill No. 224:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 10625,
Laws of Florida, same being an Act to provide that all
contracts for the expenditure of funds arising from the
sale of County or District Bonds in Highlands County,
Florida, shall be submitted to and approved by a Board ot
Bond Trustees before becoming effective; providing that no
material furnished in Highlands County, Florida, shall be
accepted, approved or paid for until such material or
workmanship shall have been inspected and approved by
the Bond Trustees; providing for the employment by the
Bond Trustees of an engineer to take charge of and over-
see all construction of work done under terms of any con-
tract approved by Board of Bond Trustees or to employ an
advisory or consulting engineer to inspect materials and
workmanship and approve work done and performed which
is to be paid for from any bond funds in Highlands County,
Florida; providing for the appointment of a Board of Bond
Trustees and designating the qualification of the members
of the Board of Bond Trustees.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Bell of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 225:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the City of
Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida, to collect license taxes
upon any and all traveling shows, amusements, entertain-
ments, carnivals, paid lecturers, etc., in any amount it
deems expedient irrespective of the amount of the State
license tax upon such traveling shows, amusements, enter-
tainments, carnivals, paid lecturers, etc., or whether or not
the State imposes a tax or license thereon.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.










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By Mr. Bell of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 226:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize cities and towns
of the State of Florida to assess and collect a license tax
upon all traveling shows, amusements, carnivals, entertain-
ments, paid lecturers, lyceum bureaus, etc., in any amount
they may deem expedient irrespective of the State license
tax on such traveling shows, amusements, carnivals, enter-
tainments, paid lecturers, lyceum bureaus, etc., or whether
or not the State imposes a tax or license thereon.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Finance and Taxation.

By Mr. Bell, of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 227:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower
the city council of the City of Arcadia to provide by ordi-
nance for the collection of all taxes assessed by the City of
Arcadia, in installments, either monthly, quarterly, semi-
annually or otherwise as it shall deem fit.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Bell, of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 228:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present muni-
cipal government of Fort Ogden, DeSoto County, Florida,
and to organize a new city government for the same and to
provide for its jurisdiction and powers.
Which was read the first time by its title only.
Mr. Bell moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 228 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 228 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bell moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 228 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 228 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Orange), An-
drews (Union), Auvil, Bales, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth










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(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las, Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll,
Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel,
Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Get-
zen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Har-
per, Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hob-
son, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight,
Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake).
McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver,
Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Tervin,
Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Weede, Weeks,
Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Bell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 228 be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the Senate
immediately.

By Mr. Turner, of Gilchrist-
House Bill No. 229:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
Public Instruction of Gilchrist County, Florida, to pro-
cure a loan of not exceeding Thirty-five Thousand Dollars
($35,000.00) and pay interest thereon at a rate not ex-
ceeding six per cent (6%) per annum, for the purpose
of funding its outstanding floating indebtedness including
the indebtedness prorated between Alachua County and
Gilchrist County when Gilchrist County was created; to
authorize said Board in order to procure said loan, to
issue and sell not exceeding Thirty-five Thousand Dollars
($35,000.00) in principal amount of interest-bearing cou-
pon bonds or warrants and to make provision for a sinking
fund for the retirement of said bonds or warrants and the
interest to become due thereon; to regulate the expendi-
ture of the sum derived from the sale of said bonds or
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Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Davis of Leon-
House Bill No. 230:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2808 of
the Revised General Statutes of the State of Florida, relat-
ing to invalidity of power of attorney to confess judgment,
and providing for the validity, force and effect and man-
ner of proceeding in regard to certain powers of attorney
to confess judgment, which are hereby declared to be valid.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Banks and Loans.

By Mr. Davis of Leon-
House Bill No. 231:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5514 of
the Revised General Statutes of the State of Florida in re-
gard to making unlawful the betting on results of trial or
contest of skill in this State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Public Amusements.

By Mr. Crews, of Duval-
House Bill No. 232:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Mrs.
Margaret Vogt, of Duval County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Pensions.

By Mr. McKenzie, of Putnam-
House Bill No. 233:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the paying of
State Funds into the State Treasury.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.

By Messrs. McKenzie and Douglass, of Putnam-
House Bill No. 234:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting pension to Mrs. L.
S. Chastain, of Putnam County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Pensions.











315

By Mr. Collier of Collier-
House Bill No. 235:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prevent the fraudulent
operation of slot machines and coin receptacles, and to
provide penalties for the violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Amusements.

Mr. Lewis of Gulf County in the Chair.

By Mr. Davis, of Leon-
House Bill No. 236:
A bill to be entitled An Act concerning mortgages of
real property and their foreclosure and to make uniform
the law relating thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Uniform Laws.

By Mr. Householder, of Seminole-
House Bill No. 237:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 6070 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida relating to capias and
arraignment.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary E.

By Mr. Ezell, of Nassau-
House Bill No. 238:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5486 of the
Revised General Statutes of the States of Florida, relating
to the penalty for first and second offenses for violating
the provisions of the prohibition laws, and to provide pen-
alties for a violation of such Section as amended.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Prohibition and Enforcement.

By Messrs. Christian and Carn, of Marion-
House Bill No. 239:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it unlawful for
any bank or trust company doing business in Florida to
advertise that its deposits are insured without stating
the nature of the hazard against which such insurance
is carried.











316

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

By Messrs. Jackson and Victor, of St. Johns-
House Bill No. 240:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board
of County Commissioners of St. Johns County, Florida,
for and on behalf of St. Johns County, Florida, to con-
struct, build, operate and maintain, a toll bridge from
Crescent Beach on Anastasis Island, on the east bank of
the Matanzas River to a point opposite on the west bank
of the said river, all in St. Johns County, Florida, and
authorizing said board to fix and collect tolls and prescribe
regulations for the using of said bridge.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Conely of Okeechobee-
House Bill No. 241:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 4 of Chap-
ter 11667, Acts of the Extraordinary Session of 1925, being
an Act entitled An Act authorizing and empowering the
Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County,
Florida, by resolution to issue and sell negotiable, interest-
bearing bonds, bearing six per cent intere
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4979

Saturday, May 28, 1927



The House was called to order at 9:30 o'clock A. M. by
the Speaker.
The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil, Bacon,
Bishop, Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wal-
ton), Burns, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Christian, Church-
well, Creel, Douglass, Ellis, Ezell, Frisbee, Getzen, Hagan
(Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hendry
(Hendry), Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St.
Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Knight,
Lawler, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, O'Neil, Parker, Register,
Sale, Scofield, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas, Turner, Var-
num, Victor, Vining, Warren, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,
Wilson-59.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
Mr. King moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1328 be now taken up and considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And-
House Bill No. 1328:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the installation
of electrical wiring, apparatus and equipment, for lights,
heat or power, in the State of Florida, for the better pro-
tection of life and property, to provide for a Board of
Wiring Commissioners, and to define the duties and pow-
ers of said Board, and to provide for examination, licens-
ing and registration of all persons engaged in the trade
or business of electrical construction in the State of Flor-
ida; and imposing penalties for the violation of the pro-
visions of this Act.
Was taken up.
Mr. King moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1328 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.










4980

And House Bill No. 1328 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. King moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1328 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage. ,
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1328 was -read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas--Mr. Speaker-Andrews (Orange), Bacon, Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryant,
Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Byrd, Camp-
bell, Carr, Creel, Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Ezell, Greg-
ory, Getzen, Harris, Householder, Huggins, Kennedy,
King, Lawler, Lewis, Lowe, McLeran, Patterson, Perry,
Sale, Smith, Thomas, Tervin, Weeks-41.
Nays-Messrs. Auvil, Bell, Christian, Conely, Millinor,
Parker, Stephens, Wester-8.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the Senate.
Mr. King moved that the vote by which House Bill No.
1328 passed be now reconsidered.
Mr. Getzen moved to lay the motion on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Carr moved that the vote by which Senate Bill No.
61 passed be now reconsidered.
Which was agreed to.
And-
Senate Bill No. 61.:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the City Charter
of the City of Tampa, Florida, by making the Judge of
the Municipal Court of said City and the City Clerk elected
by the, people, providing for the method of election and
the tenure of said offices.
Was again taken up.
Mr. Carr moved that the bill be put back on second read-
ing.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Carr offered the following amendment to Senate
Bill No. 61...
SIn Section 3, line 2, strike out the word '"four,"! and
insert in lieu. thereof the following: '!two."










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Mr. Carr moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Carr moved that the rules be waived and that Senate
Bill No. 61.be read again the third time, as amended, and
put upon its passage,
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 61, as amended, was read a third
time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the -passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews .(Orange), Andrews
(Union), Auvil, Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth
(Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinel-
las), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Wal-
ton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts,
Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews
(Duval),, Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Ed-
wards, Ellis, Ezell, Farnell,. Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen,
Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper,
Harris, Hendry (Hendry), Hendry (Taylor), Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St.
Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler,
Lee; Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie
(Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Smith, Stalnaker; Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Tiurner, Var-
num, Valz, Victor, Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wes-
ter, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-95. .
Nays-None.
So the bill, as amended, passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.
By Mr. Harris, of Pinellas--
House Resolution No. 58:
Whereas, the Senate considers local bills on Saturday
afternoon; therefore:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRE-
SENTATIVES, That this House hold a session this after-
noon and consider all House and Senate local bills which
are undisposed of, whether on the Calendar or not.
Mr. Harris moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Ellis moved that House Bill No. 1359 be recalled
from Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Which was agreed to.










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House Bill No. 1176:
A bill to be entitled An Act as to the admission as eyi-
dence in courts of this State of certificates issued under
authority of the Congress of the United States or certified
copies thereof, relating to the grade, classification, quality
or condition of agricultural products.
Was taken up.
Mr. Jackson (St. Johns) moved that the rules be waived
and that House Bill No. 1176 be read a second time by its
title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1176 was read a second time by
its title only.
Mr. Jackson (St. Johns) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 1176 be read a. third time
in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1176 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bell, Bishop, Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Bryant, Bruns,
Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns, Byrd, Carr,
Cam, Carroll, Christian, Collier, Conely, Creel, Crews
(Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Douglass, Ellis, Fris-
bee, Hagan (Seminole), Harris, Householder, Jackson (St.
Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie), Lee, Lewis, McKenzie (Put-
nam), McLeran, Parker, Patterson, Register, Sale, Scofield,
Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Victor, Warren, Weeks, Wester,
Wilson,-49.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 1161:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the super-
vision of the business of soliciting, accepting or receiving
savings.
Was taken up.
Mr. Knight moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1161 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1161 was read a second time by its
title only.











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Mr. Knight moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1161 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1161 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bell, Booth (Frank J., Pinellas), Bryant, Bruns, Bullard
(Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell, Carr,
Cam, Christian, Collier, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval),
Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Ellis, Ezell,
Frisbee, Getzen, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla),
Harris, Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St.
Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, King,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake),
McKenzie (Putnam), McLeran, O'Neil, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Register, Sale, Scofield, Stephens, Thomas, Turner,
Varnum, Victor, Warren, Weeks, Whitty, Wilson-62.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 937:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prescribe the terms and
conditions upon which any corporation not for profit or-
ganized under the laws of any other State may carry on,
in the State of Florida, the objects of its incorporation.
Was taken up.
Mr. Getzen moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 937 be read a second time by Its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 937 was read a second time by
its title only.
Mr. Getzen moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 937 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 937 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bell, Booth (Duval), Booth: (Frank J., Pinellas), Bryant,
Bruns, Burns, Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Christian,











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Churchwell, Collier, Conely, Creel, ,Crews (Duval), Crews
(Hardee), Davidson, Ellis, Gregory, Getien, Hagan (Semi-
nole), Harris, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, King, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, Mac-
Kenzie (Lake), McLeran, O 'Neil, Parker, Patterson, Regis-
ter, Sale, Scofield, Stephens, Turneir, Varnum, Valz, Vic-
tor, Vining, Weeks, Wester-51.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was, ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No..239:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it unlawful for
any bank or trust. company doing business in Florida to
advertise that its deposits are insured without stating the
nature of the hazard against which such insurance is
carried.: .
Was taken up. .
Mr. Christian moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 239 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 239 was read a second time by its
title only.
M'r. Christian moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 239, be read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 239 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:..
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth -(Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton),, Burns,
Byrd, Campbell, Ca'rr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian,
Churchwell, Collier, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon,; Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Frisbee, Gregory,. Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole),
Hagan ..(Wakulla), Harper,. Harris, Hendry i(Hendry),
Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns),
Jackson (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Knight, Lawle'r, Lee, Lewis,, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie
(Lake), McKenzie .(Putnam), 'McKinney, MeLeran,












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O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips,
Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens,
Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining,
Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn
-90.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered to be certified to the Senate.

Senate Joint Resolution No. 447:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section
24 of Article 111 of the Constitution of the State of Flor-
ida, relating to county and municipal governments.

Be it Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

That the following amendment to Section 24 of Article
III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating to
county and municipal government is hereby agreed to and
shall be submitted to the electors of the State at the next
general election of Representatives in 1928, for approval
or rejection.
Section 24. The Legislature shall establish an uniform
system of county and municipal government, which shall
be applicable, except in cases where local or special laws
for counties are provided by the Legislature that may be
inconsistent therewith. The Legislature shall by general
law classify cities and towns according to population and
shall by general law provide for their incorporation, gov-
ernment, jurisdiction, powers, duties and privileges under
such classification, and no special or local laws incorporat-
ing cities or towns, providing for their government, juris-
diction, powers, duties and privileges shall be passed by
the Legislature.
Was taken up.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be waived and that
Senate Joint Resolution No. 447 be read a second time by
its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Joint Resolution No. 447 was read a second
time by its title only.
Mr: Harris moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Joint Resolution No. 447 be read a third time
in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.











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And Senate Joint Resolution No. 447 was read a third
time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was.:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Booth (Duval), Booth (Frank
J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas),; Bryant, Bruns, Bul-
lard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns, Byrd, Campbell,
Carr, Cam, Carroll, Christian, Churchwell, Collier, Conely,
Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dil-
lon, Douglass, Ellis, Ezell, Frisbee, Gregory, Hagan (Wa-
kulla), Harris, Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson
(St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ket-
chum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor,
MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McLeran, Oliver,
Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson
-75.
Nays-Messrs. Bonifay, Edwards, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
*inole), O'Neil, Sale, Scofield-7.
So the joint resolution passed, title as stated, by the con-
stitutional three-fifths vote of all the members of the
House of Representatives elected to the Florida Legislature
for the 1927 session.
And the same was ordered certified to the: Senate.

House Bill No. 1422:
An Act relating to the construction and operation of
toll bridge and approaches over and across Charlotte Har-
bor from Cape Haze in Charlotte County to a point in Lee
County either at the north end of Pine Island or in the
neighborhood of Burnt Store in Lee County which is in
Section Thirteen (13) Township Forty-three (43) South
Range Twenty-two (22) East; granting to and vesting in
Charlotte Harbor Bridge Company, a corporation under
the laws of the State of Florida, its successors and assigns,
with the right, franchise, power and privilege to survey,
locate, construct, maintain and operate said bridge and ap-
purtenances; granting to Charlotte Harbor Bridge Com-
;pany, its successors and assigns: a right of way for said
bridge over and across the submerged lands of the State
of Florida with the right to fill in, occupy and use the
same along said right of way, and to construct thereon such












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roads, trestles, arches, draw bridges, wharves and other
buildings and improvements as may be necessary, requisite
and desirable in connection with the construction and op-
eration of said bridge; providing that said bridge shall be
operated for public use and vesting the owner thereof with
the power to adopt rules and regulations for the use of said
bridge, vesting the owner thereof with the powr to fix,
determine and collect reasonable rates of toll; providing
for arbitration of questions relating to the reasonableness
of any such rate or rates; providing for the giving of bond
by said Charlotte Harbor Bridge Company, its successors
and assigns, for the prosecution and execution of its rights,
powers and privileges hereby granted; fixing the time
"within which the construction of said bridge shall be com-
menced and completed and repealing all laws or parts of
laws in conflict herewith.
Was taken up.
Mr. Lawler moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1422 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1422 was read a second time by its
title only.
The Committee on Public Roads and Highways Depart-
ment offered the following amendment to House Bill No.
1422 :
Strike out Sections 8 and 9 and insert in lieu thereof the
following:
Section 8. The foregoing Section of this Act shall take
effect upon their ratification by the affirmative vote of a
majority of the votes cast at an election to be held in
Charlotte County, Florida.
Section 9. The election provided for in Section 8 of this
Act shall be held on the 12th day of September, A. D.
1927. The county commissioners and supervisor of reg-
istration of Charlotte County shall discharge such duties
in connection with the calling and holding of said election
as are now required of them by law for general elections,
and the said election shall be governed in all respects by
the law for holding general elections, except as otherwise
provided herein, or not inconsistent herewith. No notice
of said election shall be necessary. Those who are duly












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qualified to vote within the territorial limits of Charlotte
County. shall be qualified electors of said election.
Mr. Bishop moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Lawler moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1422, as amended, be read, a third time
in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1422, as amended, was read a third
time in full.
Upon .call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryant,
Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns, Byrd,
Campbell, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Church-
well, Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews
(Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis,
Ezell, Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan
(Seminole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harris, Hendry (Hendry),
Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jack-
son (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King,
Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie
(Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McKinney, McLeran, O 'Neil,
Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Regis-
ter, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas,
Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining, Warren,
Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson-90.
Nays--None.
So the bill as amended passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.

House Joint Resolution No. 1624:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment which
shall be known as Section 10 of Article 5 of the Constitu-
tion of the State of Florida, relating to the Legislative
power to fix the jurisdiction of the Courts of this State.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment, to be known as Section
10 and take the place of the present obsolete Section 10 of
the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating to the












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legislative power to fix the jurisdiction of the courts of
this state, be and the same is hereby agreed to and shall
be submitted to the electors of the State of Florida at the
next ensuing general election, for ratification or rejection;
that- is to say that said Section 10 of Article 5 of the State
Constitution be amended so as to read as follows:
Section 10. The legislature shall have power to prescribe
by law the jurisdiction, original or appellate, of courts
that are established by statute, and to prescribe by law
the appellate jurisdiction of other courts as to causes ad-
judicated in courts established by statute.
Was taken up.
Mr. Andrews (Orange), moved that the rules be waived
and that House Joint Resolution No. 1624 be read. a sec-
ond time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Joint Resolution No. 1624 was read a second
time by its title only.
Mr. Andrews (Orange) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Joint Resolution No. 1624 be read
a third time in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Joint Resolution No. 1624 was read a third
time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryant,
Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns, Byrd,
Campbell, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee),
Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Fris-
bee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Hagan
(Wakulla), Harris, Hobson, Householder, Huggins, Jack-
son (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy,
King, Knight, Lawler, Lee, Lewis, Lowe, Millinor, Mac-
Kenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), McLeran, O'Neil,
Oliver, Perry, Register, Thomas, Turner, Warren, Weede,
Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson-70.
Nays--Mr. Sale-1.
So the Joint Resolution passed, title as stated, by the
constitutional three-fifths vote of all members of the House












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of Representatives of the Florida Legislature, elected for
the 1927 session.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Joint Resolution No. 1625:
A Joint Resolution proposing an Amendment and Substi-
tution for Section 9 of Article 5 of the Constitution of
the State of Florida, relating to Justices of the Supreme
Court.
Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

That the following amendment, to be substituted for
Section 9, now obsolete, of Article 5 of the Constitution
of the State of Florida, be and the same is hereby agreed
to and the same shall be submitted to the qualified electors
of the State of Florida for ratification or rejection at the
next ensuing general election; that is to say that said
Section 9, upon its adoption, shall read as follows:
Sec. 9. That the Supreme Court of the State of Florida
shall have power to prescribe and regulate by rule the
procedure and practice in all the courts of this State.
Was taken up.
Mr. Andrews (Orange) moved that the rules be waived
and that House Joint Resolution No. 1625 be read a sec-
ond time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Joint Resolution No. 1625 was read a sec-
ond time by its title only.
Mr. Andrews (Orange) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Joint Resolution No. 1625 be read
a third time in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Joint Resolution No. 1625 was read a third
time in full.
Upon call of the.roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-MIr. Speaker, Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Bales,
Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth .(Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryant,
Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns, Byrd, Camp-
bell, Carn, Christian, Churchwell, Collier Crews (Hardee),
Davidson, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Frisbee, Greg-.











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ory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Harrik, Hug-
gins, Jackson (St. Lucie), Kanner, Kennedy, King, Lewis,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
Oliver, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Stalnaker, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum,
Victor, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Whitty, Wilson-61.
Nays-None.
So the Joint Resolution passed, title as stated, by the
constitutional three-fifths vote of all the members elected
to the House of Representatives of the Florida Legislature
for the 1927 session.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1058:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the creation
of the position of State Supervisor of Physical and Health
Education; to define his or her duties and to provide com-
pensation therefore.
Was taken up.
Mr. Warren moved that the rules be waived andthat
House Bill No. 1058 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1058 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Turner moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1058 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1058 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Bales,
Bell, Bonifay, Booth (James, Pinellas), Bruns, Byrd, Carr,
Carroll, Catts, Churchwell, Collier, Conely, Creel, Crews
(Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis,
Ezell, Getzen ,Hardin, Hagan (Seminole), Harper, Hobson
Householder, Jackson (St. Lucie), Kennedy, King, Lewis,
MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), Oliver, Perry,
Philips, Sale, Scofield, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Victor,
Warren, Wilson-44.
Nays-Messrs. Auvil, 'Bacon, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Bryant, Bullard (Polk), Bullard
(Walton), Campbell, Christian, Crews (Duval), Ezell,
Frisbee, Gregory, Huggins, Lawler, Lee, Millinor, McLeran,











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O'Neil, Parker, Register, Stalnaker, Stephens, Thomas,
Valz, Vining,. Wester, Whitty-29.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 699:
A bill to be entitled An Act concerning conditional sales
and to make uniform the law relating thereto.
Was taken up.
Mr. Oliver moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 699 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 699 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Lee, of Highlands, offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 699:
In Section 16, line 4, strike out the word State" and
insert in lieu thereof the following: "Filing District."
Mr. Lee moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Oliver moved that the amendment be laid on the
table.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was not agreed to.
Mr. Lee, of Highlands, offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 699:
In Section 14, line 8, strike out the words "without
breach of the peace," -and insert in lieu thereof the fol-
lowing: "with full knowledge and consent of the buyer."
Mr. Lee moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Davis moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 699, as amended, be read a third time
in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 699, as amended, was read a third
time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bacon, Bell, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth (Frank J.,
Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan, Bryant, Bruns,
Bullard (Polk), Bullaird (Walton), Byrd, Campbell, Carr,
Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell, Conely, Creel,












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Crews (Duval), Crews (Hardee), Davidson, Dillon, Doug-
lass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Frisbee, Getzen, Hardin, Ha-
gan (Seminole), Harper, Harris, Hobson, Householder,
Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie), Kan-
ner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lewis,
Lowe, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam), O'Neil,
Oliver, Parker, Patterson, Perry, Philips, Register, Sale,
Scofield, Stephens, Tervin, Turner, Valz, Victor, Vining,
Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn-
75.
Nays-Messrs. Bales, Lee, Millinor, Stalnaker-4.
So the bill as amended passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Enrolled Bills.
Mr. Oliver moved that the vote by which House Bill No.
699 passed be now reconsidered.
Mr. Crews (Duval) moved to lay the motion on the
table.
Which was agreed to.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE GOVERNOR.
The following communication from the Governor was
read and ordered spread on the Journal.

State of Florida, Executive Department.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 27, 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Capitol.
Sir:

I have the honor to inform you that on May 25th, I
approved the following Act which originated in your
Honorable Body and caused the same to be filed in the
office of the Secretary of State:
Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 248:
An Act to provide, for the purchase by the State of
Florida, of that certain privately owned toll highway ex-
tending from Parrott Avenue in Okeechobee County in a
southeasterly direction along the shores of Lake Okee-
chobee to Canal Point in Palm Beach County, and thence
157-1. B.











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along the Palm Beach Canal to Twenty Mile Bend in Palm
Beach County, commonly called "Conner's Highway,"
in the State of Florida; and to provide for the appoint-
ment of a commission to negotiate for the purchase of said
highway; and to make appropriations for the payment
of said Conner's Highway, in the event same is purchased
by the State of Florida.
Very respectfully,
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor.
Also the following-

State of Florida, Executive Department,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 27, 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis, Speaker,
House of Representatives,
Capitol.

Sir:

I have the honor to inform you that on May 26th, I ap-
proved the' following Acts which originated in your Hon-
orable Body and caused the same to be filed in the office
of the Secretary of State.

(House Bill No. 293)
An Act creating the office of commissioner of motor
vehicles, providing for his appointment, prescribing his
duties and powers, and fixing his compensation.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1083):
An Act to authorize and empower the City of Ocoee,
Florida, to borrow money in the sum of not to exceed
twenty thousand dollars for the purpose of completing cer-
tain improvement work in said city and to issue notes of
the city therefore.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1084):
An Act requiring the council of the City of Orlando to
create a tax assessment board to consist of two members













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to act in conjunction with the city tax assessor, and giving
the city council the power to fix the qualifications of the
members of said board, and the compensation of the mem-
bers of said board.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1086) :
An Act authorizing and empowering the city council of
the City of Orlando to issue and deliver for and on behalf
of the City of Orlando its negotiable coupon bonds, in the
aggregate principal amount of one hundred ten thousand
dollars, to evidence the balance and remainder of the pur-
chase price of the fair grounds in the City of Orlando.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1087):
An Act giving the City of Orlando the power under
right of eminent domain to acquire land and water rights
outside of the city limits that might be deemed necessary
for the health, sanitation and interest of said city.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1088)
An Act fixing the salary of the Mayor-Commissioner
and City Councilmen of the City of Orlando.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1089):
An Act authorizing the City of Orlando to incur certain
indebtedness and to issue its promissory notes therefore.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1090):
An Act providing the method and manner of serving
notice of delinquent tax liens against owners of real estate
in the City of Orlando, in the foreclosure of delinquent
tax liens.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1091) :
An Act to amend Section 12, of Chapter 10974, Laws of
Florida, 1925, entitled: "An Act providing a supplemental,
additional, and alternative method of making local im-
provements for the City of Orlando; authorizing and pro-












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viding for special assessments for the cost thereof; and
authorizing and providing for special assessments for the
cost thereof;: and authorizing the issuance and sale of
bonds for said municipality," relative to the construction
of local improvements by the city.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1092) :
An Act requiring the submission to a vote of the quali-
fied electors owning real estate in the City of Orlando,
Florida, any purchase or sale of real estate not approved
by the unanimous vote of the City Council and Mayor of
said city, where the real property is of a value exceeding
$50,000.00.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1093):
An Act amending Section 1 of Chapter 10976, Laws of
Florida, 1925, entitled: "An Act amending Sections 1, 2,
3 and 14 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to abolish the present
municipal government of the City of Orlando, in the Coun-
ty of Orange, and to organize and establish a new form
of city government for the same, and to prescribe its juris-
diction, duties and powers,' relative to the election and
term of office of City Commissioners."

Also-
(House Bill No. 1136):
An Act to amend the charter of the City of Fort Lauder-
dale, County of Broward, State of Florida, being Chapter
No. 10552 of the Laws of the State of Florida, as passed
by the regular session of the Legislature of the year 1925;
to fix and prescribe the territorial limits of said city, pro-
viding for a referendum election and other purposes.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1155):
An Act to abolish the municipality known as the City
of Verna, in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, Florida, and
to further provide for the payment of the debts of said
municipality, and to provide for the assessment and col-
lection of taxes therefore.













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Also-
(House Bill No. 1156)
An Act authorizing the city commission of City of Pan-
ama City, Florida, to issue bonds in an amount not ex-
ceeding one hundred thousand dollars for the purpose of
financing the extension and improvement of the waterworks
system of the City of Panama City, Florida, when ap-
proved by a majority vote of the qualified electors of said
city who are freeholders voting at an election called for
such purpose; providing for the sale of bonds or the ex-
change of .said bonds, and providing for the levy of a spe-
cial tax for the purpose of paying the principal and in-
terest of said bonds.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1212):
An Act relating to the Lake Worth Drainage District, a
corporation under the general drainage laws of the State
of Florida, with its principal place of business in West
Palm Beach, Florida; and relating also to the duties, pow-
ers and privileges of said district and relating to outstand-
ing warrants, obligations and evidences of indebtedness of
said district; authorizing, approving, validating and con-
firming such warrants and evidences of indebtedness; and
authorizing said district to issue bonds for the purpose of
refunding such warrants, obligations and evidences of in-
debtedness.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1230):
An Act to authorize and empower the City Commission
of the City of Punta Gorda, Florida, to issue bonds aggre-
gating the sum of sixty thousand dollars for the purpose
of funding, liquidating and paying off indebtedness now
evidenced by notes of said city heretofore incurred by said
city of Punta Gorda for various municipal purposes and
providing for the rate of interest said bonds shall bear
and the period for which they shall run and the manner in
which they may be sold or disposed of and providing for
the levy of a special tax to cover the interest on and to
create a sinking fund for the payment of said bonds.












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Also-
(House Bill No. 1232):
An Act fixing the time for holding the terms of the Cir-
cuit Court in and for Indian River County, Florida.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1234):
An Act to abolish the Board of Commissioners of Vero
Bridge District, Indian River County, Florida, to vest the
Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County,
Florida, as at present constituted and their successors in
office, with all the powers and duties imposed upon the
Board of Commissioners of Vero Bridge District; to define
the powers and duties of the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Indian River County, Florida, over Vero Bridge
District in said County, and for other purposes.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1246):
An Act to authorize and empower the Board of Public
Instruction of DeSoto County, Florida, to issue and sell
notes, certificates of indebtedness or time warrants for
Special Tax School District Number Thirteen, DeSoto
County, Florida, in an amount not to exceed five thousand
dollars for the purpose of providing funds to liquidate the
indebtedness of said district incurred in the construction
of a public free school building in said district.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1307):
An Act to repeal Chapter 6662, Laws of the State of
Florida, and all amendments thereto, same being "An Act
to establish and constitute a municipality in DeSoto Coun-
ty, Florida, to be known and designated as the Town of
Avon Park, and to define its territorial boundaries for
its jurisdictional powers and privileges."
Very respectfully,
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor.












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REPORT OF SPECIAL JOINT CONFERENCE
COMMITTEE.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives;
Hon. S. W. Anderson,
President of the Senate;
Capitol.
Sirs:

Your Committee of Conference on the disagreeing vote
of the two houses on the Senate amendment to House Bill
No. 673-fixing the salaries of the justices of the supreme
court, and making appropriation to pay the same-having
met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recom-
mend and do recommend to their respective houses as fol-
lows:
First: That the Senate recede from its amendment:
Striking out the word "ten" and inserting the word
" nine. '
Second: That the said bill be amended by striking out
the words "ten thousand dollars" and inserting the words
"ninety-six hundred dollars."
FRED M. VALZ,
W. D. BELL,
C. O. ANDREWS,
Managers on the Part of the House of Representatives;
THEO. T. TURNBULL,
I. J. McCALL,
W. C. HODGES,
Managers on the Part of the Senate.
Mr. Valz moved that the report of the Joint Conference
Committee be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
Senate Bill No. 43:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the protection
of Woodlands and Forests in the State of Florida, and
matters relating thereto; creating a State Board of For-
estry, prescribing its membership, powers and duties, fix-
ing the compensation for the services of its members; pro-
viding for the employment of a State Forester and such
other assistants and employees with such powers and on












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such terms as said Board may deem advisable; and ap-
propriating moneys out of the State Treasury for carrying
out the provisions of this Act. The Board hereby created
shall have the power to sue and may be sued.
Was taken up.
Mr. Sale moved that the rules be waived and that Senate
Bill No. 43 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 43 was read a second time time by its
title only.
Mr. Weeks, of Holmes, offered the following amendment
to Senate Bill No. 43.
Add as a new section: "That no land acquired under
the provisions of this Act, whether acquired by donation,
lease, gift, contract, purchase or in any other manner ac-
quired, or control assumed under the provisions of this
Act, shall be exempt from taxation, state, county, muni-
cipal or district and any and all purchases, contracts to
purchase, leases or contracts to lease, gifts or donations
of land for forestry purposes which exempts, or par-
tially exempts, such lands so acquired or held in trust for
forestry purposes shall be null and void and of no effect,
any provision in this Act to the contrary notwithstand-
ing."
Mr. Weeks moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Weeks offered the following amendment to Senate
Bill No. 43:
Strike out $25,000.00 and insert $15,000.00.
Mr. Weeks moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Sale moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was not agreed to.
Mr. Sale moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 43 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Pending consideration thereof--
The House took up
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS.
Mr. Getzen moved that the time of adjournment be ex-
tended until after introduction of bills.
Which was agreed to.











5001

House Resolution No. 59:
Whereas, Mr. Smith of Jackson County, has very gen-
erously given each member of the House a basket of plums,
which plums came from his luscious orchards in the fertile
lands of historic Jackson County, and
Whereas, these delectable fruits have greatly gladdened
the palates of the members,
Therefore be it Resolved:
That Mr. Smith is given the sincere thanks of the House
members, that we vote for all his bills hereafter, and that
he is declared the "Plum King" of Florida.
Mr. Warren moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.

By Mr. Getzen, of Sumter-
House Bill No. 1666:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Article 2, Section
1, Chapter 11318, Special Laws of the 1925 Session of the
Florida Legislature, being "An Act to abolish the present
municipality of Webster, Sumter County, Florida, and
establish, organize and constitute a municipality to be
known and designated as the City of Webster, and to define
its territorial boundaries and to provide for its jurisdiction,
powers and privileges," and to further provide for the
assessing and collection of taxes for improvements in said
City of Webster, Sumter County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Davis, of Leon-
House Bill No. 1667:
A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the territorial limits
of the City of Tallahassee, Florida, a municipal corpora-
tion, and to provide for the annexation of certain additional
territory to said city upon the terms and conditions and
subject to the regulations prescribed in this Act; and to
provide for compensation in certain instances, for instru-
mentalities used in supplying-gas, lights and water to free-
holders in the territory to be annexed, and to preserve any
existing obligations on the part of Leon County and/or
the State Road Department, with reference to hardsurfac-
ing or paving any present State or County roads in said
territory; and fixing the date when this Act shall take effect
if ratified by referendum elections herein :provided for.











5002

Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Harris, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 1668:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the City of St.
Petersburg to purchase, construct and acquire extensions
or to supplement the existing water supply system already
owned by such city and to issue bonds to provide for the
cost thereof, payable from the revenues and receipts of
the water works plant, and providing for the ratification
hereof by the voters of said city.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Householder, of Seminole-
House Bill No. 1669:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
Public Instruction for the County of Seminole, State of
Florida, to borrow the sum of thirty thousand ($30,000.00)
dollars, to pay outstanding indebtedness of said board,
and to issue time warrants in the aggregate sum of thirty
thousand ($30,000.00) dollars as evidence of indebtedness
for such loan, and make the same payable out of the
General School Funds of Seminole County, Florida; to
prescribe the rate of interest of said time warrants, and
the denomination, form, maturities and place of payment
thereof, and to provide that this Act shall not impair the
right of said Board of Public Instruction to borrow as now
prescribed by Section 458, of the Revised General Statutes
of Florida,
Which was read the first time by its title and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Messrs Warren, of Calhoun and Mr. Wynn, of
Liberty--
House Bill No. 1670:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Boards of
County Commissioners of Calhoun County and Liberty
County, Florida, to issue bonds in a sum not to exceed two
hundred thousand dollars, respectively for, the purpose
of raising money with which to pay their pro rata share
of the cost of a bridge across the Apalachicola River, with
abutments; to provide for the submission of such question










5003

to the qualified electors of such counties before any such
bonds shall issue; to provide for a tax levy, and other
methods, of creating a sinking fund to pay the principal of,
and interest on such bonds; and other matters properly
connected with such bond issue and the construction of
such bridge.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Wilson, of Dade-
House Bill No. 1671:
A bill to be entitled An Act to establish and provide for
maintenance of a game preserve and bird, game and wild
life sanctuary for the area of one mile on either side of the
Tamiami Trail, as same is now or may be hereafter located
throughout Dade County; to prohibit the discharge of fire
arms in said area and prevent the killing, chasing or hunt-
ing of wild life in said area and to provide a penalty for
the violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. McKenzie, of Putnam-
House Bill No. 1672:
A-bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and require the
Boards of Public Instruction of the several counties of the
State of Florida to levy and collect a tuition fee for the
non-resident children who may attend the public schools
in their respective counties.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Whitty, of Madison-
House Bill No. 1673:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the placing or
setting of steel or other traps in Madison County, Florida,
without obtaining a permit from the board of county com-
missioners of said county.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Gregory, of Gadsden-
House Bill No. 1674:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create, establish and con-










5004

stitute certain territory in Gadsden County, Florida, into
a special road and bridge district 'to be known and desig-
nated as Havana-Hinson Special Road and Bridge District;
providing for the building and construction of a certain
designated road in said Havana-Hinson Special Road and.
Bridge District; prescribing the manner in which said
road shall be built, constructed and paid for; providing
for the issuance and sale of $15,000.00 of bonds of said
Havana-Hinson Special Road and Bridge District with
which to pay for the building and construction of said road;
providing that an election shall be held in said district to
determine whether said bonds shall be issued.; prescribing
the date said election shall be held and certain other de-
tails in relation to said election, and in relation to publish-
ing, notice of said election and in relation to canvassing
the returns of said election and certifying to the results
thereof; prescribing certain rights, duties and powers of
the board of county commissioners of Gadsden County,
Florida, in relation to the construction of said road in said
district, and in relation to the issuance and sale of bonds
of said district, and in relation to assessing, levying and
equalizing the special taxes of said district; prescribing cer-
tain rights, duties and powers of the bond trustees of said
district; providing for the levy and assessment and col-
lection of a tax with which to pay the interest on the bonds
of said district, and to create a sinking fund for the pay-
ment of the principal of said bonds at the maturity of the
same; providing for the levy, assessment and collection of
a tax not exceeding fifteen mills on the dollar for the re-
pair and maintenance of the roads and bridges of said dis-
trict; providing that said district shall be entitled to re-
ceive for the repair and maintenance of the roads and
bridges in said district its due proportion of the general
county road tax, and providing that the board of county
"commissioners of Gadsden County, 'Florida, may receive
State and Federal aid in the construction of said road.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar. '

By Messrs. Tervin and Perry, of Manatee-
House Bill No. 1675:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present Char-










5005

ter and municipal government of the City of Bradenton,
in Manatee County, Florida, and to re-establish the same,
to grant a new charter for said city created under this
Act; to define its boundaries, to confirm and vest in said
government created by this Act the title to all property
of the present city government of the City of Bradenton;
to prescribe and authorize its jurisdiction and powers, and
the jurisdiction and powers of its officers; to submit to
the qualified electors of said city for ratification or rejec-
tion two (2) separate charters provided by this Act, and
to provide for the calling of an election for such purpose.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Davis, of Leon-
House Bill No. 1676:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize Federal At-
torneys appointed by the various departments of the Fed-
eral Government to positions in said departments in the
State of Florida to be admitted on motion upon the presen-
tation of qualifications hereinafter set forth.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Judiciary A.
By Mr. Perry, of Manatee---
House Bill No. 1677:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 6186 of
the Acts of 1911 and to amend Chapter 6187 of the Acts
of 1911 and to amend Chapter 6525 of the Acts of 1913
so as to extend the powers exercised by the railroad com-
missioners of the State of Florida, conferred by said Acts,
to include gas companies and electric light and power com-
panies.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Railroads, Telegraphs and Tele-
phones.
By Messrs. Valz, Crews and Booth, of Duval-
House Bill No. 1678:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating certain proceed-
ings of the City of South Jacksonville authorizing $159,-
000 bonds and providing for a tax for their payment.
Which was read the first time' by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.










5006

By Messrs. Smith and Wester, of Jackson-
House Bill No. 1679:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create a special road and
bridge district out of certain territory in Jackson County,
to be known and designated as Special Road and Bridge
District No. Five, of Jackson County, Florida; and to pro-
vide for the election of trustees thereof, the construction of
certain roads and bridges therein, by said trustees, and to
authorize the issuance and sale of bonds of said district for
that purpose.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Bell, of DeSoto-
House Joint Resolution No. 1680:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section
One of Article Sixteen of the Constitution of the State of
Florida, relating to the seat of government of the State of
Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS.

Mr. Byrd, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed
Bills, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 27, 1927.

lon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was refer-
red (with amendments) after third reading:
House Bill No. 1288:
A bill to be entitled An Act to permit the qualified vot-
ers, who are freeholders, of Special Tax School District
Number 32, of Putnam County, Florida, to decide whether
or not hogs, goats, and sheep shall be allowed to run or
roam at large within the limits of said Special Tax School
District, and providing for the enforcement and carrying











5007

out of the provisions of this Act, and for the impounding
,and sale of such stock found running or roaming at large
in the said district.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
engrossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
F. L. BYRD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 1288, contained in the above report,
was referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.

Also-
Mr. Byrd, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed
Bills, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, May 27, 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was re-
ferred (with amendments) after third reading-
House Bill No. 1562:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create, establish and
organize a port district in the County of Broward, State
of Florida, to be known and designated as the "Broward
County Port District," to define its territorial boundaries
and to provide for its government, jurisdiction, powers,
franchises and privileges, and to provide for a referendum
election in Zone "B."

Also--
House Bill No. 1576:
After third reading (with amendments):
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present gov-
ernment within the territory herein particularly de-
scribed and to create, establish and organize a municipal-
ity to be known and designated as the City of Dania, Flor-
ida, and to define its territorial boundaries and to provide
its charter and to provide for its government, jurisdiction,
powers, franchises and privileges.











5008

Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
engrossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
F. L. BYRD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bills Nos. 1562 and 1576, contained in the
above report, were certified to the Senate.

Also-
Mr. Byrd, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed
Bills, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 27,; 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was re-
ferred (with amendments) after third reading-
Senate Bill No. 312:
A bill to be entitled An Act supplementary to and
amendatory of Chapter 10490 (No. 468), entitled "An
Act to authorize the construction, maintenance and oper-
ation of toll roads and bridges used in connection there-
with, in the County of Duval in the State of. Florida; regu-
lating the operation thereof and prescribing tolls to be
collected thereon; granting the right of eminent domain
and prescribing certain penalties,,' approved June 5,
1925, extending laws relating to public highways to said
toll roads and bridges and granting the right and author-
ity to construct, maintain and operate auxiliary roads in
connection therewith.

Also-
Senate Bill No. 417:
After third reading.
A bill to be entitled An Act granting to Excelsior
Prospecting Company, a Florida Corporation, and to its
successors, grantees and assigns, for a term of forty-nine
years, the exclusive franchise and privilege to lay, install,
and maintain, and to operate, either for hire or without











5009

compensation, a pipe line or lines, and any necessary, suit-
able or desirable pumping equipment, and devices to oper-
ate the same, upon, along, across and over the bottom of
Tampa Bay, and Old Tampa Bay, or both or either of
said Bays.

Also-
Senate Bill No. 627:
After third reading.
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 11270
Acts of 1925, Laws of the State of Florida.

Also-
Senate Bill No. 504:
After third reading:.
Bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and
establish a certain State road.

Also-
Senate Bill No. 206:
Committee Substitute (after third reading) :
A bill to be entitled An Act to designate and maintain
a certain State Road and to complete a portion thereof.

Also--
Senate Bill No. 336:
After third reading:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and
establish a certain State Road.

Also-
Senate Bill No. 596:
After third reading:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and
establish and name a certain State Road.
Have carefully examined same, and find amendments
to same correctly engrossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
F. L. BYRD,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bills Nos. 312, 417, 627, 504, 206, 336 and
596, contained in the above report, were certified to the
Senate.











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Also-
Mr. Byrd, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed
Bills, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 28, 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was
referred (with amendments) after Third Reading-
Senate Bill No. 595:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate, es-
tablish and name a certain State Road.

Also-
Senate Bill No. 604:
After Third Reading-(With amendments).
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and
establish a certain State Road.

Also-
Senate Bill No. 61:
After Third Reading-(With amendments).
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the City Charter
of the City of Tampa, Florida, by making the Judge of
the Municipal Court of said city and the City Clerk elected
by the people, providing for the method of election and
the tenure of said offices.
Have carefully examined same, and find amendments
to same correctly engrossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
F. L. BYRD,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bills Nos. 595, 604 and 61, contained in the
above report, were certified to the Senate.

Also--
Mr. Byrd, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed
Bills, submitted the following report:










5011

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 28, 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was re-
ferred-
House Bill No. 1544:
(With amendments) after third reading-
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present mu-
nicipality of the City of St. Petersburg, in Pinellas Coun-
ty, Florida; to create and establish a new municipality to
be known as the City of St. Petersburg, in Pinellas Coun-
ty, Florida, and to fix the boundaries and provide for the
government, powers and privileges of said city and means
for exercising the same; and to authorize the imposition
of penalties for the violation of ordinances; and to repeal
all laws and ordinances in conflict herewith.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
engrossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
F. L. BYRD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 1544, contained in the above report,
was certified to the Senate.

Also-
Mr. Byrd, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed
Bills, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, May 28, 1927.
Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was re-
ferred (with amendments), after third reading-
House Bill No. 1570:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the municipality










5012

created by Chapter 11519 of the Acts of the Legislature of
the State of Florida, approved November 25, 1925, and des-
ignated the City of Hollywood, County of Broward, State
of Florida, and to create and establish a municipal corpora-
tion to be known as the City of Hollywood; to provide a
charter for said city; to define its territorial limits; to pro-
vide for its government; and to prescribe its jurisdiction.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
engrossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
F. L. BYRD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 1570, contained in the above report,
was certified to the Senate.

SAlso-
Mr. Byrd, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed
Bills, submitted the following report:
,House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 27, 1927.
Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was re-
ferred (with amendments) after Third Reading-
Committee Substitute for-
Senate Bill No. 70:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to game, non-game
birds, fresh water fish and fur-bearing animals; to cre-
ate the Department of Game and Fresh Water Fish and
the Office of State Game Commissioner; to define his duties
and powers and that of his deputies: to fix his compensa-
tion and that of his deputies: to provide for the creation
of a wild life conservation commission, the appointment
of its members and to prescribe its duties and powers:
to provide for the protection and conservation of game,
non-game birds, fresh water fish and fur-bearing animals
by prescribing the times when and means by and extent
to which they may be taken, possessed and dealt in: to
license hunters, guides, trappers and fishermen: to require










5013

persons who engage in the business of operating hunting
and fishing boats for hire or who deal in fresh water fish
or hides or fur-bearing animals, to procure a license for
same: to prohibit the use, placing or discharge in the
fresh waters of the State of substances or forces injurious
to fish: to provide for the prosecution of persons violating
the provisions of this Act and a penalty and rule of evi-
dence in such prosecutions; to provide for the forfeiture
and disposition of certain devices unlawfully used or
maintained; to provide for the collection of funds to carry
out the provisions of this Act and for the disposition of
revenues accruing thereunder; and repealing certain
existing laws and statutes.
Have carefully examined same, and find amendments
to same correctly engrossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
F. L. BYRD,
Chairman of Committee.
And Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 70, con-
tained in the above report, was certified to the Senate.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 28, 1927.
Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 1568:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower
City of Fort Pierce, in Saint Lucie County, to issue and
sell its general bonds in an amount not to exceed five
hundred thousand dollars for the purpose of creating a re-
volving fund, to be used by said city to meet.any emergency
which may hereafter exist in its financial affairs, prelimi-
nary financing of any improvement facility or utility that
may hereafter be contracted for which is to be paid for










5014

out of a particular bond issue to be issued for such pur-
pose, to replenish its interest and sinking fund in case of
necessity by reason of defaults in the payment of assess-
ments for any local improvements in said city; and to pro-
vide for the maintenance of said fund and for the payment
of the interest payable on said bonds and the ultimate re-
demption thereof.

Also-
House Bill No. 1564:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the issuance
and sale of negotiable improvement coupon bonds of the
City of Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida, in the sum of
$17,500.00, bearing interest at the rate of six (6) per
cent per annum, payable semi-annually, to be dated the
first day of June, A. D. 1927, and to mature from five to
ten years after date, for the purpose of paying for the
construction of certain sidewalks within said City of Cocoa
now completed, and to be secured by improvement liens
against the properties especially benefited thereby, as called
for by resolution passed and adopted by the City Council
of said city on the 14th day of September, A. D. 1926.

Also-
House Bill No. 1562:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create, establish and or-
ganize a port district in the County of Broward, State of
Florida, to be known and designated as the "Broward
County Port District"; to define its territorial boundaries
and to provide for its government, jurisdiction, powers,
franchises and privileges, and to provide for a referendum
election in Zone B.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bills Nos. 1568, 1564, and 1562, contained
in the above message, were referred to the Committee on
Enrolled Bills.

Also--
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:











5015

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 28, 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 1490:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the board of
public instruction of Wakulla County, Florida, to procure
a loan of not exceeding sixteen thousand ($16,000.00) dol-
lars and pay interest thereon at a rate not exceeding six
per cent. (6%) per annum, for the purpose of funding its
outstanding floating indebtedness; to authorize said board
in order to procure said loan, to issue and sell not exceed-
ing sixteen thousand ($16,000.00) dollars, in principal
amount of interest bearing coupon bonds or warrants and
to make provisions for a sinking fund for the retirement of
said bonds or warrants and the interest to become due
thereon; to regulate the expenditure of the sum derived
from the sale of said bonds or warrants and to provide
for the validation of said bonds and warrants.

Also-
House Bill No. 1491:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the county so-
licitor of the criminal court of record of Duval County,
Florida, to employ one competent stenographer, fixing the
salary of such stenographer and providing for its payment.

Also-
House Bill No. 1492:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to taxation and the
levy and collection of taxes and the proceedings for the
purpose of enforcing the collection of delinquent taxes of
the municipal corporation in the State of Florida and
County of Polk designated as "Bradley."

Also-
House Bill No. 1594:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of











5016

County Commissioners of Polk County, Florida, to issue
time warrants of Special Road and Bridge District No. 3
of Polk County, Florida, in a sum not to exceed twenty-
three thousand dollars to pay for the relocating, reconstruc-
tion, widening, paving, curbing, and otherwise improving
a portion of a road heretofore constructed in said district
and specifying the width and top surface thereof, and in a
sum not exceeding two thousand dollars for the construc-
tion of certain bridges and culverts on said part of said
road, and in a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars for
the construction and location of a bridge and culvert and
dam in connection with same on one of the roads hereto-
fore built in said district and making certain specifications
therefore, and also providing for the letting of a contract
for said work, fixing the rate of interest and maturity of
said warrants and providing for the levy and collection of
a tax for the payment of such warrants.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bills Nos. 1490, 1491, 1492 and 1594, con-
tained in the above message, were referred to the Commit-
tee on Enrolled Bills.

Also-
The following message from the Senate ,was received
and read:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 28, 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House
of Representatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 1590:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 14 of
House Bill No. 945, passed at the regular session of the
Legislature of 1927, approved May 21st, 1927, entitled
"An Act creating Special Road and Bridge District Num-











5017

ber 3, of Broward County, Florida; fixing the boundaries
of said district, and providing for the levy of a tax to
viding for the government and conduct thereof; providing
for the construction of certain roads and bridges therein,
and for the issuance of bonds of said district in the sum
of three hundred and sixty-five thousand ($365,0000.00)
dollars, to pay for the construction thereof and for other
purposes; providing for the appointment of bond trustees
of said district; fixing the powers of the same, and pro-
pay the principal and interest of said bonds."

Also-
House Bill No. 1589:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating Plantation Drain-
age, Irrigation and Improvement District in Broward
County, Florida; defining its boundaries; prescribing its
powers, privileges, duties and liabilities; providing for the
election of the board of supervisors; defining their term of
office and prescribing their duties and powers and fixing
their compensation; providing for annual levy of certain
taxes upon the lands and other properties in said district
and providing for the collection thereof, and for the sale of
lands for non-payment thereof, and the issuing of sale. cer-
tificates and deeds pursuant to such sale; providing for
the construction of roads and highways and for the drain-
age, reclamation and irrigation of the lands in said district
and for protecting the same from overflow and damage by
water and authorizing the borrowing of money, and the
issuance of notes, bonds and other evidences of indebted-
ness in order to better carry out the provisions of this Act;
providing for the exercise of the right of eminent domain
by the district and the acquisition and disposition of land
and other property within and without the district; pro-
viding for the withdrawal of all lands and property em-
braced within said district from the taxing powers and
privileges of other drainage districts excepting the Ever-
glades Drainage District insofar as such district or districts
affect the property within this said district; empowering
the district to enter into all contracts necessary for the
carrying into effect the provisions of this Act; providing
that the board of supervisors shall have the right to sue and
be sued; and authorizing and empowering the board of
supervisors to appoint certain agents, employers, and











5018

servants to do and perform other acts necessary for the
carrying into effect the provisions of this Act.
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bills. Nos. 1590 and 1589, contained in the
above message, were referred to the Committee on En-
rolled Bills.

Also-
The following message from the Senate was received
and read:

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, May 28, 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 1587:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 66 of
Chapter 9894 of the Laws of Florida, Acts of 1923, the same
being entitled, "An Act to abolish the present municipal
government of the Town of Riviera, in Palm Beach
County, Florida; to legalize and validate the ordinances
of said Town of Riviera and official acts thereunder;
to create and establish a new municipality to be known as
the Town of Riviera, Palm Beach County, Florida; and to
fix and provide its territorial limits, jurisdiction and pow-
ers and the jurisdiction and powers of its officers; and to
provide that the said Town of Riviera shall not be an-
nexed nor consolidated with any other incorporation, city
or town without the consent of two-thirds majority of the
registered voters actually voting at an election to be held
in the said Town of Riviera."

Also-
House Bill No. 1591:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating and legalizing
tax assessments and levies of the City of Fort Lauderdale,












5019

Florida, heretofore made, and authorizing the collection
of such taxes in the manner provided by law, and investing
the City Commission with power to extend the time of pay-
ment of such taxes.

Also-
House Bill No. 1571:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the issuance
and sale of municipal improvement coupon bonds of the
City of Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida, in the sum of
$10,000.00, bearing interest at the rate of six (6) per cent.
per annum, payable semi-annually, and maturing from five
to ten years after date, to be dated the first day of June,
A. D. 1927, for the purpose of paying for the construction
of certain hard-surfaced streets and avenues in Virginia
Park, a subdivision of said City of Cocoa, now completed,
and to be secured by street improvement liens against the
properties specially benefited, adjoining and abounding
upon said streets and avenues, as called for in the assess-
ment roll duly and regularly adopted by the City Council
of said city on the 4th day of May, A. D. 1926.

Also-
House Bill No. 1592:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the payment
of school board members in counties having a population
of between fourteen thousand five hundred (14,500) and
fifteen thousand (15,000).
Very respectfully,
C. A. FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bills Nos. 1587, 1591, 1571 and 1592, con-
tained in the above message, were referred to the Commit-
tee on Enrolled Bills.

Also-
The following message from the Senate was received
and read:












5020

Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 28, 1927.
Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
:House Bill No. 1552:
A bill to be entitled An Act making appropriation for
the payment of the salaries of members, officers and at-
taches of the Legislature of the State of Florida for the
Session of 1927, and providing for the payment of certain
expenses of the same.
Also-
House Bill No. 1551:
A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the pay of members,
officers and attaches of the Legislature of the State of
Florida, for Session of 1927 and providing for certain ex-
penses of the same.
Very respectfully,
C. A., FINLEY,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bills Nos. 1552 and 1551, contained in the
above message, were referred to the Committee on En-
rolled Bills.

REPORTS OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON
ENROLLED BILLS.

Mr. Varnum, of Escambia County, Chairman of the
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House
of Representatives, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
"Tallahassee, Fla., May 27, 1927.
Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred-













5021
Senate Bill No. 641:
An Act to authorize and empower the mayor of the City
of Auburndale to issue search warrants in aid of the en-
forcement of ordinances of said city to be executed within
the limits of said city; to regulate their issuance, service
and return.

Also-
(Senate Bill No. 639) :
An Act giving the board of county commissioners of
Polk County, Florida, exclusive control over the receipt
and disbursement of all funds realized from the sale of
bonds of the said County of Polk and of any and all spe-
cial road and bridge districts situate therein, as well as the
funds raised by taxation to pay for the maintenance of
roads and bridges in said county and in such special road
and bridge district provided for in such bond issue; and
providing for the disposition of any such funds now in the
hands of trustees of such special road and bridge district
bonds..

Also-
(Senate Bill No. 162) :
An Act for the relief of J. C. Piodela of Monroe County,
Florida.

Also-
(Senate Bill No. 605):
An Act granting a pension to John Lewis, of Calhoun
County, Florida.

Also-
(Senate Bill No. 642):
An Act to create and establish a Special Taxing District
in Polk County, Florida, to be known as Special Road and
Bridge District Number Three, in Polk County, Florida, to
-validate and legalize the acts and proceedings of the Board
of County Commissioners and an Election held in said dis-
trict to create a special road and bridge district in said
county, embracing the same territory, to validate and
legalize bonds heretofore issued by the Board of County
Commissioners for and on behalf of said Special Road and
Bridge District and to validate and legalize the assessment












5022
of taxes in said district, to authorize the continued levy and
assessment of taxes for the purpose of paying the principal
and interest on such bonds and to further define the powers
and duties of the Board of County Commissioners with
respect to said district.
Also-
(Senate Bill No. 638):
An Act to create and establish a special taxing district
in Polk County, Florida, to be known as Special Road and
Bridge District Number One of Polk County Florida, to
validate and legalize the acts and proceedings of the Board
of County Commissioners and an election held in said dis-
trict to create a special road and bridge district in said
county, embracing the same territory, to validate and
legalize bonds heretofore issued by the Board of County
Commissioners for and on behalf of said special road and
bridge district and to validate and legalize the assessment
of taxes for the purpose of paying the principal and in-
terest on such bonds and to further define the powers and
duties of the Board of County Commissioners with respect
to said district.
Also-
(Senate Bill No. 179) :
An Act defining Naturopathy, providing for and regu-
lating the practice of Naturopathy in the State of Florida;
creating the Florida State Board of Nauropathic Examin-
ers, fixing their terms of office; providing for the appoint-
ment of members of said board; defining the powers and
duties of said board; to establish rules and regulations
governing said board; providing for the licensing and
examination of naturopaths in the State of Florida; pro-
viding for the charging of fees for the same; regulating
the use of professional terms and abbreviations; providing
for prosecution and penalties for violation of the provisions
of this act, and repealing all laws and parts of laws in
conflict herewith.
Beg leave to report that the same have this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,
J. H. VARNUM,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.











5023

Also-
Mr. Varnum, of Escambia County, Chairman of the
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House
of Representatives, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 28, 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred-
(Senate Bill No. 621) :
An Act providing for the raising of a special revenue
for the purpose of education in this State by providing
for a one-cent additional tax on every gallon of gasoline
sold, by levying a one-four (1/4) mill tax on all personal
and real property in the State, and from the interest re-
ceived on all State moneys deposited in the various banks
of the State, and providing how said funds shall be used
or appropriated.

Also-
(Senate Bill No. 479):
An Act to make it unlawful'for live stock to run or roam
at large in Putnam County, Florida; to provide for the
impounding and sale of such live stock so running at large;
and providing for the enforcement of this Act; and pro-
viding for a referendum and when this Act shall become
effective.

Also-
(Senate Bill No. 171) :
An Act to confer jurisdiction, power and authority
upon the circuit courts and judges thereof to rescind, va-
cate and set aside a decree of foreclosure at any time before
sale and to dismiss the foreclosure proceedings.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
enrolled and herewith present the same for the signatures











5024

of the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Repre-
sentatives.
Very respectfully,
J. H. VARNUM,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.
The bills contained in the above report were thereupon
duly signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House
of Representatives in open session, and ordered referred to
the Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills on the
part of the House of Representatives to be conveyed to the
Senate for the signatures of the President and Secretary
thereof.

Also-
Mr. J. H. Varnum, of Escambia County, Chairman of
the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of the
House of Representatives, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 28, 1927.

Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sir:

Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred--
(Senate Bill No. 626) :
An Act to authorize the County Commissioners of Clay
-County, Florida, to levy a Special tax for publicity pur-
poses and to loan to the Board of Public Instruction one-
half of this tax.

Also-
(Senate Bill No. 576) :
An Act to legalize, ratify, validate and confirm certain
proceedings of the Town Council of the Town of Oakland,
a municipal corporation in the County of Orange and State
of Florida and also an election held on the 6th day of May,
A. D. 1926, relating to the annexation of certain unincorp-
orated territory to the said Town of Oakland; defining the
boundaries of said town; to legalize and validate the ordi-












5025

nances of the said town, and to provide that the Town
Council and officers of said town shall have jurisdiction
as such Council and officers over the territory embraced
within the boundaries of said town.

Also-
(Senate Bill No. 568):
An Act to abolish the present municipal government of
the City of Lake Alfred, in Polk County, Florida; to
create and establish a new municipality to be known as the
City of Lake Alfred, Polk County, Florida; to define its
territorial boundaries; to provide for its form of govern-
ment, jurisdiction, powers and privileges, and for the exer-
cise of the same, and to authorize the imposition of penal-
'ties for the violation of its ordinances.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
enrolled and herewith present the same for the signatures
of the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Repre-
sentatives.
Very respectfully,
J. H. VARNUM,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.
The bills contained in the above report were thereupon
duly signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House
of Representatives in open session, and ordered referred
to the Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills on
the part of the House of Representatives to be conveyed
to the Senate for the signatures of the President and
Secretary thereof.
Also-
Mr. Varnum, of Escambia County, Chairman of the
Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the
House of Representatives, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, May 28, 1927.
Hon. Fred H. Davis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred-
158-IT. B.












5026

(House Bill No. 1443) :
An Act authorizing the Board of County Commissioners
of Dade County, to issue and sell interest bearing bonds
of said county in a sum not exceeding one hundred fifty
thousand dollars ($150,000.00), principal, for the purpose
of repairing the storm damage done to the bridge across
Baker's Haulover Cut, in said County, and extending the
same, and in repairing and replacing the approaches
thereto, and in improving the roads adjacent to said cut
leading up to and across the said bridge, and providing
for the assessment and collection of a tax with which to
pay said bonds and interest thereon.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1441):
An Act to provide that candidates for members of the
Board of County Commissioners and candidates for mem-
bers of the County Board of Public Instruction in coun-
ties of the State of Florida having a population of not
less than fourteen thousand and seven hundred (14,700)
and not more than fifteen thousand (15,000) according
to the last state census, shall be nominated in primary
election by the vote of electors throughout the county.

Also--
(House Bill No. 1398):
An Act validating the organization of, and establishing
the North Ormond Drainage District, validating the pro-
ceedings taken for the assessment of benefits, the levy of
taxes and the issuance of bonds on behalf of said district,
and providing for the assessment of benefits, levy of taxes
and the issuance and payment of bonds of said district.

Also-
(House Bill No. 1073):
An Act to provide for one additional Circuit Judge for
the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, and to regulate
the dispatch of business in said Circuit after such appoint-
ment; and to make an appropriation to pay the salary of
such additional Circuit Judge.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
enrolled and herewith present the same for the signatures












5027

of the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Represen-
tatives.
Very respectfully,
J. H. VARNUM,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.
The Bills and Resolution contained in the above report
were thereupon duly signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk
of the House of Representatives in'open session, and or-
dered referred to the Chairman of the Committee on En-
rolled Bills on the part of the House of Representatives
to be conveyed to the Senate for the signatures of the
President and Secretary thereof.

The hour of 1:25 o'clock P. M. having arrived, the House
stood adjourned until 3 o'clock P. M.



AFTERNOON SESSION.

The House was called to order at 3 o'clock by the
Speaker.
The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil, Bales,
Bell, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth (Frank J., Pinellas),
Bryan, Bryant, Bullard (Polk), Carr, Carn, Carroll,
Christian, Collier, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell, Fris-
bee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Harper, Harris, Hobson,
Householder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Lucie), Kanner, Ken-
nedy, Knight, Lewis, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKen-
zie (Putnam), O'Neil, Oliver, Parker, Patterson, Perry,
Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Stalnaker, Tervin, War-
ren, Weeks, Wester, Wilson-55.
A quorum present.

CONSIDERATION OF LOCAL BILLS ON SECOND
READING.

House Bill No. 1395:
A bill to be entitled An Act to establish and maintain
a branch experiment station in or near Williston, Levy












5028

County, Florida, to conduct a field research on laboratory
problems; to make it the duty of the Board of Control to
establish such branch stations and to provide for carry-
ing on investigations threat and appropriating money for
the expense thereof.
Was taken up.
Mr. Philips moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1395 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1395 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Philips moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1395 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1395 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stephens,
Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor, Vining,
Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson, Wynn
87.
Nays-Messrs. Lowe and Stalnaker-2.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1567:
A bill to be entitled An Act to protect and regulate the
salt water fishing industry in Manatee County, Florida.
Was taken up.












5029

Mr. Perry moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1567 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1567 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Perry moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1567 be read the third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1567 was read the third time in
full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Parnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 1588:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting the pursuing,
wounding, taking, capturing, or killing game animals, fur
bearing animals, game birds, wild birds, and wild animals,
in certain sections of Brevard, Indian River and St. Lucie
Counties, Florida, and providing penalty for the violation
thereof.
Was taken up.











5030

Mr. Knight moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1588 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1588 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Knight moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1588 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1588 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, :O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, 'Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill, as amended, passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 1602:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create and establish
"Montclair Drainage District," in Lake County, Florida,
and to provide for the establishment of public ditches and
drains therein and for the assessment of the cost thereof in-
eluding surveys and other preliminary expenses against
lands benefited by such ditches and drains for the levy-
ing and collection of taxes upon the lands assessed and the
sale of lands to enforce the collection of the same and for
the issuance of certificates of indebtedness by said district












5031

to pay for the establishment of such ditches and drains,
surveys and other preliminary and incidental expenses.
Was taken up.
Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) moved that the rules be waived
and that House Bill No. 1602 be read a second time by its
title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1602 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. MacKenzie (Lake) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 1602 be read a third time
in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1602 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1603
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of
County Commissioners of Manatee County, Florida, to
issue certain interest-bearing bonds, time warrants, nego-
tiable notes or county script for the purpose of raising
funds with which to purchase and properly equip and
maintain a County Demonstration or Experimental Farm,












5032

and providing for the rate of interest which said obliga-
tions shall bear, how and where payable, period for which
same shall run, and providing for the levy of special taxes
to cover this interest and to create a sinking fund for the
redemption of said obligations, providing for the Board of
County Commissioners to defray the expense of said farm.
Was taken up.
Mr. Tervin moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1603 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1603 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Tervin moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1603 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1603 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Diloln, Douglass,. Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register; Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1605:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower
the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, to issue and sell interest bearing time warrants to the











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amount of. not exceeding $15,000.00, for the purpose of
paying off Gulf County's share of certain time warrants
issued under the provisions of Chapters 7436 and 7437,
Laws of Florida, and providing for a tax levy for the pur-
pose of paying the principal and interest of said interest
bearing time warrants.
Was taken up.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1605 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1605 was read a second time by
its title only.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1605 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1605 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell;
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 1606:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower
the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, to issue and sell interest bearing time warrants to











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the amount of not exceeding $15,000, for the purpose of
paying off Gulf County's share of certain time warrants
issued under the provisions of Chapters 7436 and 7437,
Laws of Florida, and providing for a tax levy for the
purpose of paying the principal and interest of said in-
terest bearing time warrants.
Was taken up.
Mr. Warren moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1606 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1606 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Warren moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1606 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1606 was read a third a third time
in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely- Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 1608:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of L. C. Skin-
ner of Dade County, Florida, and providing for the pay-












5035

ment of certain costs sustained by said L. C. Skinner in
removing cloud from the title to certain'lands in the South-
ern Drainage District in Dade County, Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Dillon moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1608 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1608 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Dillon moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1608 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1608 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner., Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1609:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the jurisdiction of
the City of Hialeah, Dade County, Florida, a municipal
corporation, over certain lands in Dade County, Florida,
and to exclude the same from its corporate limits and to
repeal all laws or parts of laws in conflict therewith.
Was taken up.











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Mr. Wilson moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1609 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1609 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Wilson moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1609 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1609 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
The Speaker Pro Ter in the Chair.

House Bill No. 1610:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the payment
of the members of the Board of County Commissioners in
counties having a population of between seven thousand
nine hundred and sixteen (7,916) .and eight thousand
(8,000), according, to the last State census.
Was taken up.
Mr. Davis moved that the rules be waived and that











"5037

House Bill No. 1610^ be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1610 was read a second time by
its title only.
Mr. Davis moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1610 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1610 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1611:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize and validate cer-
tain bonds of Martin County, Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1611 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
.And House Bill No. 1611 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be further waived and











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that House Bill No. 1611 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1611 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1612:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the payment
of school board members in counties having a population
of between seven thousand, nine hundred and sixteen
(7,916) and eight thousand (8,000), according to the last
State census.
Was taken up.
Mr. Davis moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1612 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1612 was read a second time by
its title only.
Mr. Davis moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1612 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.











"_- 5039

And House Bill No. 1612 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin. Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1614:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the City of
Jacksonville to issue and sell bonds of said City for the
purpose of making certain extensions to the sewers, drains,
and sewerage system of said city; providing for the pay-
ment of said bonds; and providing for the approval of
said bonds at an election or elections to be held for that
purpose.
Was taken up.
Mr. Valz moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1614 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1614 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Valz moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1614 be read the third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1614 was read the third time in full.











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Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, F.risbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1615:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the City of
Jacksonville, a municipal corporation in Duval County,
Florida, to issue and sell certain bonds of said city for the
purpose of paying the City's proportionate part of the cost
of opening, grading, paving, repaving, improving and
repairing streets under and in pursuance of section 31, of
Chapter 7659 of the Laws of Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Valz moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 1615 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1615 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Valz moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 1615 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1615 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:











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Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1616:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the City of
Jacksonville, a municipal corporation in Duval County,
Florida, to issue and sell certain bonds for the purpose of
straightening, widening, opening and otherwise improving
certain main streets or thoroughfares of said city; provid-
ing for the payment of such bonds; and providing for the
approval of said bonds at a special election or elections to
be held for that purpose.
Was taken up.
Mr. Booth (Duval) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 1616 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1616 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Booth (Duval) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 1616 be read a third time
in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1616 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:











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Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,'
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1619:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize and validate cer-
tain bonds of the Board of Public Instruction of Brevard
County, Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Creel moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1619 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1619 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Creel moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1619 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1619 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr; Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas); Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,











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Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, liobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinr, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the spme was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1621:
A bill to be entitled. An Act to legalize and validate
the issuance of certain bonds of Special Road and Bridge
District No. 1 of Pasco County, Florida, and. the ex-
change of said bonds for a like amount par value of road
clbentures authorized to be funded by the issuance of said
6onas.
Was taken up.
Mr. Auvil moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1621 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1621 was read a second time by
its title only.
Mr. Auvil moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1621 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1621 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), B~bth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,











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Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Iagan (Semr
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggisj .Jackson (St. Johns), JacksoU '(St. Lucie)i,
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum,. King, Knight,. Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie ..(Putnam),
McLeran, 0'Neil,. Oliver, Padgett,"; Parker;..Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker;
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining,. Warren, -Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays--None..
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill-No; 1628: .
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize -the town of
Holly Hill, in Volusia County, to issue seventy-five thou-
sand dollars ($75,000) of bonds for the purpose. of con-
strudting drainage and paving improvements therein and
to 'provide for the payment thereof: .: .
.Wa takt: u :
"Mr. fining' moved that the 'rules be waived and
House Bill No. 1628 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1628 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Vining offered the following amendment to House
Bill Np. 1628: ...
In Section 1, line 7, after the word "sold," insert "by
the Board of.Public Works of said Town.'":
Mr._ Vining moved the adoptionrof the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Viinng: moved that .the, rules be further waived and
that House Bill.No.. 1628, as amended, be read a third time
in full.and put upon its passage.. i .
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
.And House Bill N'o. 1628, as amended,w was read a third
time in full": -: :i:-: .
'Upon call of 'the roll o0 the passage of the bill the vote
was: '
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell,:Bishop, Bonifay; Booth (Duval), Booth'
(Frank J. Piinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,











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Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe; Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill as amended, passed title as stated.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee
on Engrossed Bills.
House Bill No. 1629:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the protection of fish
in the waters, canals, rivers, streams, creeks, lakes and
bayous of Seminole County, Florida; regulating the catch-
ing or procuring of fish in any of said waters; regulating
the purchase and sale within the territorial limits of Semi-
nole County of fish taken from the waters of Seminole
County, Florida; regulating the transportation of fish
within and to points beyond the territorial limits of Semi-
nole County, Florida; providing that the violation of any
of the terms and provisions of this Act shall be a mis-
demeanor; and prescribing rules of evidence in criminal
prosecutions resulting from a violation of any of the pro-
visions of this Act.
Was taken up.
Mr. Householder moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 1629 be read a second time by its
title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1629 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Householder moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 1629 be read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.











5046

And House Bill No. 1629 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1631:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 6 and 33
of Chapter 9775 of the Acts of the Legislature of Florida
of 1923, the same being, "An Act to abolish the present
municipal government of the Town of Holly Hill, in the
County of Volusia, Florida, and to establish, organize and
constitute a municipality to be known and designated as
the Town of Holly Hill; to define its territorial boundaries;
to provide for its jurisdiction, powers, and privileges, and
for the exercise of same."
Was taken up.
Mr. Vining moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1631 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1631 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Vining moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1631 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.











5047

And House Bill No. 1631 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:.
Yeas--Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1632:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize and validate the
issuance and sale of certain bonds of the city of Cedar Key,
Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Philips moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1632 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1632 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Philips moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1632 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1632 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth











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(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum; King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, 0'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stainaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays--None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1638:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of
County Commissioners of Escambia County, after satis-
fying the requirements of Chapter 10525, approved May
9, 1925, to use Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars of
the proceeds remaining on hand of the two million ($2,000,-
000.00)) dollar bond issue for roads issued and sold in pur-
suance of the election held in said county, September 29,
1920, for the construction, reconstruction, improvement,
repair and upkeep of the public road known as West Pensa-
cola Millview Lillian Road, in said county leading to Lillian
Bridge, including said bridge; and to use the balance of
said remaining proceeds for the construction, improvement,
repair and upkeep of the public road in said county known
as the Molino-Atmore Road.
Was taken up.
Mr. Varnum moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1638 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1638 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Varnum moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1638 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.











5049

And House Bill No. 1638 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
.Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 1639:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing Escambia Coun-
ty to issue and sell bonds not in excess of $150,000.00 to
bear interest at not exceeding six per cent. payable semi-
annually, the principal to become due and payable by in-
stallments in not exceeding thirty years, the proceeds to be
used in paving or otherwise hardening or improving the
public road leading from Pensacola to Ferry Pass, and to
provide for the validation and sale of said bonds, for the
appointment of bond trustees therefore, and to make ap-
plicable thereto Sections 1537 to 1541, inclusive, and Sec-
tions 1544 to 1549, inclusive, of the Revised General Stat-
utes so far as applicable.
Was taken up.
Mr. Varnum moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1639 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1639 was read a second time by
its title only.











5050

Mr. Varnum moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 1639 be read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1639 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill 'passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1640:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the placing of
advertising signs upon the right-of-way of any State road,
in Escambia County, Florida, without written permission
of the State Road Department, or upon any county road,
in Escambia County, Florida, without the consent of the
county commissioners; to prohibit placing of any adver-
tising signs within fifty yards of the right-of-way of such
roads without the written permission of the owner or
owners of land upon which signs are placed, and provid-
ing penalty for violation of this Act.
Was taken up.
Mr. Varnum moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1640 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.











5051

And House Bill No. 1640 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Varnum moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1640 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1640 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, .Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.

House Bill No. 1641:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and
establish a certain State Road.
Was taken up.
Mr. Varnum moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1641 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1641 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Varnum moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 1641 be read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1641 was read a third time in full.











5052

Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed,-title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1642:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 46 of the
Charter of the Town of Longwood, Florida, the same being
Chapter 9825, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1923, and entitled:
"An Act to abolish the present municipal government of
the Town of Longwood, Florida, and to establish and con-
stitute a municipality in Seminole County, Florida, to be
known and designated as the Town of Longwood, Florida;
to. define its territorial limits, and to provide for its juris-
diction, powers and privileges," the aforesaid section relat-
ing to the issuance of bonds, the denomination thereof, the
rate of interest, and the duration thereof.
Was taken up.
Mr. Householder moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 1642 be read a second time by its
title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1642 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Householder moved that the rules be further waived











5053

and that House Bill No. 1642 be read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1642 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrdz Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole): Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1644:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the grading,
paving, curbing, draining, re-grading, re-paving, re-curb-
ing, re-draining, and the widening of the pavement of, pub-
lic roads, or continuous portions thereof, without, or partly
within and partly without, the corporate limits of any mu-
nicipality, in Hillsborough County, Florida; for the assess-
ment of the entire cost thereof against abutting property
subject to assessment; and for the issuance of bonds there-
for; and declaring certain streets and alleys to be public
roads and alleys.
Was taken up.
Mr. Carr moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 1644 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1644 was read a second time by its
title only.











5054

Mr. Carr moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 1644 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1644 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1645:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the creation
and extension of sanitary sewer districts without the cor-
porate limits of municipalities in Hillsborough County,
Florida; for the government of such districts; for the con-
struction of sanitary sewers therein, and sewage disposal
plants; for the acquisition of the necessary lands, rights-
of-way and easements by purchase or condemnation; for
the assessment of the entire cost thereof against specially
benefited property subject to assessment; for the issuance
of bonds to pay the cost thereof; and for the making of
assessments for the maintenance of such sanitary sewer
systems.
Was taken up.











5055

Mr. Carr moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1645 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1645 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Carr moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1645 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1645 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1646:
A bill to be entitled An Act to ratify, confirm and vali-
date all acts and proceedings of the Legislature and Gover-
nor of the State of Florida and of the Mayor and City
Council of the City of Rockledge, County of Brevard, State
of Florida, in connection with the extension of the territo-
rial limits of said city, and the taxation thereof.
Was taken up.
Mr. Creel moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1646 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.











5056

And House Bill No. 1646 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Creel moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1646 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1646 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), ,Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1647:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to boundary line
fence and running at large of cattle in Gilchrist County,
Florida, and repealing all laws requiring said county to
build boundary line fence.
Mr. Edwards moved that House Bill No. 1647 be inde-
finitely postponed.
Which was agreed to.

House Bill No. 1650:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the City Com-
mission of the City of Miami to amend existing con-











5057

tracts and proceedings for storm sewer construction
under certain conditions.
Was taken up.
Mr. Dillon moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1650 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1650 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Dillon moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1650 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1650 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin,. Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
So the bill passed, title as stated.

House Bill No. 1654:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create the Martin Drain-
age District in Martin County, Florida; to provide for the
maintenance and operation of said district, and define its
powers, rights, privileges, obligations, and boundaries; to
create a Board of Supervisors for said district, and to
define its powers; to authorize the construction of canals,
ditches, drains, dikes, reservoirs, roads and other works
159-H. B.











5058
for the reclamation, improvement, convenience and bene-
fit of the lands embraced in said district, and incidentally
the construction of roads and bridges in said district; to
levy assessments and taxes upon the lands in said dis-
trict, and to provide for the collection of the same, and
the sale of lands to enforce the collection of such assess-
ments; to authorize the Board of Supervisors of said dis-
trict to borrow money, to issue bonds, notes, warrants and
evidences of indebtednes for said district; to prevent
injury to any works constructed under this Act, and to
provide a penalty for the violation of such provisions.
Was taken up.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1654 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a tWo-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1654 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1654 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1654 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.












5059

House Bill No. 1655:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating and incorporating
a special taxing district to be known as Martin County
Sanitary District in Martin County, Florida; defining the
powers and purposes of said district and of the Board of
Commissioners thereof; declaring mosquito incubating areas
a public nuisance; authorizing said board to employ
methods and means for the eradication of mosquitoes in and
adjacent to said district; providing for acquiring by pur-
chase, gift, condemnation, or otherwise any property
needed for district purposes; empowering the Board of
Commissioners of said district to levy and collect taxes for
district purposes; authorizing said board to borrow money
and to issue and sell bonds to procure funds to carry out
the purposes of said district; authorizing said board to
make assessments and collections of same on lands in said
district that are especially benefited; and providing method
of procedure in such assessment and collection; providing
for the appointment of the first board of said Commission-
ers and providing for the election of their successors; pre-
scribing penalties for damaging property or obstructing
operation of said district; and generally providing for the
creation, organization and administration of a special tax-
ing district for the purpose of eliminating mosquitoes in
said district.
Was taken up.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1655 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1655 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1655 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1655 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,












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Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidsorn, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie)',
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie' (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, .O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1659:
A 'bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower
the board of county commissioners of Citrus County, Flor-
ida, to establish a county hospital and farm; to buy or
lease real estate to be used for said county hospital and
farm and to erect, own, equip, maintain and operate or
cause to be operated a county hospital and farm for said
county; and to provide for the issuance Of interest-bearing
warrants of said county or other evidence of indebtedness
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars for the purpose
of purchasing the necessary property and equipment and
to borrow money to carry into effect the objects of this
Act; and to provide for the appointment of a county hos-
pital board to operate said county hospital and farm; and
designating who may be admitted as patients or indigent
sick or paupers; and to provide a method or methods by
taxation or otherwise for raising funds to pay the cost and
expenses of buying property suitable for the purposes in-
tended and erecting, owning, equipping, maintaining and
operating or causing to be operated said county hospital
and farm.
"Was taken up.
Mr. Scofield moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1659 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1659 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Scofield moved that the rules be further waived and












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that House Bill No. 1659 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1659 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-M-r. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd. Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel; Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1663:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting to the City of Cor-
tez, Manatee County, Florida, certain privileges and immu-
nities and repealing laws in conflict with. this Act.
Was taken up.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1663 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1663 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1663 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1663 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:












5062

Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran,: O'Neil, Oliver,, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as: stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1664:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create and establish
West Side Sanitary Control District in Palm Beach
County, Florida; to define its boundaries; to create a
Governing Board for said district; to provide for the
construction of works necessary for carrying out the pur-
poses of this Act; to provide for an election of the per-
sonnel to compose said governing board; to provide for
elections in reference to making effective taxes to be levied
against the lands of the said district and elections to make
effective bonds to be issued by said district; to authorize
said district to join with individuals or corporate bodies in
the construction of works for carrying out the purposes of
the district and making applicable to said district the
provisions of Chapter 6458, Acts of 1913, Laws of Florida,
and other Acts amendatory thereto.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bell moved that the rules be waived and that Housei
Bill No. 1664 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1664 was read a second time by its
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5063

Mr. Bell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1664 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1664 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-M-r. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler,- Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1665:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the City of Tal-
lahassee, through and by its City Commission or City Coun-
cil, and the County of Leon, through and by its Board of
County Commissioners, to quitclaim to such person, firm,
association or corporation, as they may respectively find it
is fit and proper, any right, title or interest of said City of
Tallahassee or of said County of Leon, that may not appear
by the records to have passed out to one George E. Tingle
as trustee for said County of Leon, or out of the said
County of Leon, or out of said City of Tallahassee, and lot
or lots, block or blocks, in the Southwest quarter (SW1/4)
of Section Thirty-six (36), Township One (1) North,
Range One (1) West.
Was taken up.











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Mr. Davis moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1665 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1665 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Davis moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1665 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1665 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was: "

Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
.(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carm, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass; Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole); Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty,j Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1666 :
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Article II, Section
1, Chapter 11318, Special Laws of the 1925 Session of the
Florida Legislature, being: "An Act to abolish the present
municipality of Webster, Sumter County, Florida, and
establish, organize and constitute a municipality to be
known and designated as the City of Webster, and to define
its territorial boundaries, and to provide for its jurisdic-












5065

tion, powers and privileges," and to further provide for the
assessing and collection of taxes for improvements in said
City of Webster, Sumter County, Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1666 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1666 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr.. Harris moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1666 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1666 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
.Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran,. O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1667:
A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the territorial limits
of the City of Tallahassee, Florida, a municipal corpora-
tion, and to provide for the annexation of certain addi-
tional territory to said city upon the terms and conditions
and subject to the regulations prescribed in this Act; and
to provide for compensation in certain instances, for in-












5066

strumentalities used in supplying gas, lights and water to
freeholders in the territory to be annexed, and to preserve
any existing obligations on the part of Leon County and/or
the State Road Department, with reference to hard-surfac-
ing or paving any present State or County Roads in said
territory; and fixing the date when this Act shall take
effect, if ratified by referendum elections herein provided
for.
Was taken up.
Mr. Davis moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1667 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1667 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Davis moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1667 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1667 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None. .
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.











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House Bill No. 1668:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the City of
St. Petersburg to purchase, construct and acquire exten-
sions or to supplement the existing water supply system
already owned by such city and to issue bonds to provide
for the cost thereof, payable from the revenues and re-
ceipts of the water works plant, and providing for the
ratification hereof by the voters of said city.
Was taken up.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1668 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1668 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1668 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1668 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton); Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam);
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.











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House Bill No. 1669:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of
Public Instruction for the County of Seminole, State of
Florida, to borrow the sum of thirty thousand dollars
($30,000.00) dollars to pay the outstanding iindebtedness
of said board, and to issue time warrants in the aggregate
sum of thirty thousand ($30,000.00) dollars as evidence
of indebtedness for such loan, and make the same payable
out of the General School Funds of Seminole County, Flor-
ida; to prescribe the rate of interest of said time warrants,
and the denomination, form, maturities and place of pay-
ment thereof, and to provide that this Act shall not impair
the right of said Board of Public Instruction to borrow as
now prescribed by Section 458 of the Revised General Stat-
utes of Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Householder moved that the 'rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 1669 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
'And House Bill' No. 1669 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Householder moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 1669 be read a third time
in full and put upon its passage.
SWhich was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1669 was read' a third time in full:
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was :
Yeas- iMr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank. J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton); Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews. (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, .Gregory, Getzen, -Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee.
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,











5069

Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1670:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of
County Commissioners of Calhoun County ard Liberty
County, Florida, to issue bonds in a sum not to exceed two
hundred thousand dollars, respectively, for the purpose of
raising money with which to pay their pro rata share of the
cost of a bridge across the Apalachicola river, with abut-
ments; to provide for the submission of such question to
the qualified electors of such counties before any such bonds
shall issue; to provide for a tax levy, and other methods,
of creating a sinking fund to pay the princitial of, and
interest on, such bonds; and other matters properly con-
nected with such bond issue and the construction of such
bridge.
Was taken up.
Mr. Warren moved that the rules be wavied and that
House Bill No. 1670 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1670 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Warren moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1670 be read' a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1670 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-











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holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1671:
A bill to be entitled An Act to establish and provide for
maintenance of a game preserve and bird, game and wild
life sanctuary for the area of one mile on either side of the
Tamiami Trail, as same is now or may hereafter be located
throughout Dade County; to prohibit the discharge of fire-
arms in said area and prevent the killing, chasing or hunt-
ing of wild life in said area and to provide a penalty for
the violation thereof.
Was taken up.
Mr. Wilson moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1671 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1671 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Wilson moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1671 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1671 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-












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holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1672:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and require the
Boards of Public Instruction of the several counties of the
State of Florida to levy and collect a tuition fee for the
non-resident children who may attend the public schools in
their respective counties.
Was taken up.
Mr. McKenzie (Putnam), moved that the rules be waived
and that House Bill No. 1672 be read a second time by its
title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1672 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. McKenzie (Putnam) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 1672 be read a third time
in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1672 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
-Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),











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McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1673:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the placing or
setting of steel or other traps in Madison County, Flor-
ida, without obtaining a permit from the Board of County
Commissioners of said county.
Was taken up.
Mr. Whitty moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1673 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1673 was read a second time by
its title only.
Mr. Whitty moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1673 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1673 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Car, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake),.McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,











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Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1675:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present Char-
ter and Municipal Government of the City of Bradenton,
in Manatee County, Florida, and to re-establish the same,
to grant a new Charter for said city created under this
Act; to define its boundaries, to confirm'and vest in said
government created by this Act the title to all property of
the present city government of the City of Bradenton; to
prescribe and authorize its jurisdiction and powers, and
the jurisdiction and powers of its officers; to submit to
the qualified electors of said city for ratification or re-
jection two (2) separate Charters provided by this Act,
and to provide for the calling of an election for such pur-
pose.
Was taken up.
Mr. Perry moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1675 be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1675 was read a second time by
its title only.
Mr. Perry moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1675 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Arid House Bill No. 1675 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, `Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-











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holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 1679:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create a special road and
bridge district out of certain territory in Jackson County,
to be known and designated as Special Road and, Bridge
District No. 5 of Jackson County, Florida; and to provide
for the election of trustees thereof, the construction of cer-
tain roads and bridges therein, by said trustees, and to
authorize the issuance and sale of bonds of said district for
that purpose.
Was taken up.
Mr. Wester moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 1679 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1679 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Wester, of Jackson, offered the following amend..
ment to House Bill No. 1679:
After Section 14, add Section 14-A: Nothing in this
Act shall be construed to render invalid the election, crea-
tion or issuance of $10,000.00 road bonds of Special Road
and Bridge District No. 2 of Jackson County, Florida; pro-
vided that only $6,000.00 of the bonds of District No. 2
shall be issued if this Act is ratified by the freeholders at
the election provided for in this Act, this $6,000.00 to be
spent by trustees of District No. 2 and county commission-
ers on the (1) Altha and Compass Lake Road, (2) Cool
Head and Porter Pond Road. Nothing in this Act shall be
construed to prevent the last two named roads from re-
ceiving their pro rata share of maintenance by county
commissioners of Jackson County.
Mr. Wester moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.











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Mr. Wester moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1679 be further waived and that House
Bill No. 1679 be read a third time in full and put upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1679 as amended, was read a third
time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J. Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill as amended passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.

House Bill No. 1653:
A bill to be entitled An Act to fix, define and establish
the corporate limits of the Town of Deerfield, a municipal
corporation now existing in Broward County, Florida; to
provide for the payment of certain outstanding bonded
indebtedness of said town and the relation the excluded
lands of said town as formerly existing shall bear to such
bonded indebtedness; and to provide the manner, mode
and time of assessing and collecting taxes against such
excluded land for the payment of such indebtedness:
Was taken up.
Mr. Sale moved that the rules be waived and that










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House Bill No. 1653 be read a second time by its title
only. :
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1653 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bryan (Broward) offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 1653:
In Section Four, line three, strike out the words after
the words "twenty per cent (20%)," qualified electors"'
and in line nine strike out the words, "qualified electors,"
and in line eleven strike out the words, after the words
"should a majority of such," "electors"; and in lieu
thereof, and of each respective word or words so stricken,
insert the word "freeholders."
Mr. Bryan moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Sale moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1653, as amended, be read a third time
in full and putupon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.:
And House Bill No. 1653 was read a third time in full.
Upon call.of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was: .
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn- 89.
Nays-None.
So the bill as amended, passed, title as stated.











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And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.

House Bill' No. 1593:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal section one of
Chapter 8685, Acts of 1921, entitled An Act to protect the
fish in the Rivers, Creeks, Canals and Inside waters of
Flagler County, Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Byrd moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 1593 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1593 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Byrd moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1593 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1593 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Cam, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, -Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett,' Parker, Patterson,
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated. .
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.











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House Bill No. 1617 :
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Co-unty Com-
missioners of Flagler County, Florida, to expend within
the limits of the incorporated towns of Bunnell, and Flag-
ler Beach, Florida, moneys of Flagler County, Florida, for
the purpose of constructing, maintaining, repairing and
improving streets and highways and bridges necessary and
incident thereto, providing the manner of payment there-
for, and granting the right of eminent domain.
Was taken up.
Mr. Byrd moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 1617 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1617 was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Byrd moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 1617 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 1617 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews (Orange), Auvil,
Bales, Bacon, Bell, Bishop, Bonifay, Booth (Duval), Booth
(Frank J., Pinellas), Booth (James, Pinellas), Bryan,
Bryant, Bruns, Bullard (Polk), Bullard (Walton), Burns,
Byrd, Carr, Carn, Carroll, Catts, Christian, Churchwell,
Collier, Corry, Conely, Creel, Crews (Duval), Crews (Har-
dee), Davidson, Dillon, Douglass, Edwards, Ellis, Ezell,
Farnell, Frisbee, Gregory, Getzen, Hardin, Hagan (Sem-
inole), Hagan (Wakulla), Harper, Harris, Hobson, House-
holder, Huggins, Jackson (St. Johns), Jackson (St. Lucie),
Kanner, Kennedy, Ketchum, King, Knight, Lawler, Lee,
Lowe, Millinor, MacKenzie (Lake), McKenzie (Putnam),
Perry, Philips, Register, Sale, Scofield, Smith, Stalnaker,
McLeran, O'Neil, Oliver, Padgett, Parker, Patterson,
Stephens, Thomas, Tervin, Turner, Varnum, Valz, Victor,
Vining, Warren, Weede, Weeks, Wester, Whitty, Wilson,
Wynn-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.